One of the most delightful pillars of Israeli society is the concept of the shuk (marketplace). These vibrant outdoor markets thrive under Israel’s sunny skies, offering everything from the freshest local goods to handmade souvenirs and eateries that delight foodies from all over the world. Vendors call on passersby to sample their goods and haggleContinue Reading »
Crowning the ridge overlooking the Hinnom Valley is a white-sailed windmill called the Montefiore windmill, a seemingly out-of-place landmark near Jerusalem’s center and directly across the valley from the Old City and Mount Zion. At its base lies one of the oldest and loveliest residential neighborhoods in the city: Yemin Moshe. Next door and consideredContinue Reading »
To Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Congratulations on forming a government. I want to assure you both that Bridges for Peace will pray for you daily, for wisdom, strength, courage and the ability to bring unity to a hurting nation. As a Christian leader who has lived in Israel for moreContinue Reading »
In the spring of 2019, the Quds Force—the terror-sponsoring wing of Iran’s powerful paramilitary Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)—used an oil shipment scheme in Syria to transport almost 10 million barrels of crude oil, which sold for the equivalent of more than US $500 million, a United States Treasury Department press release said. The profitsContinue Reading »
Throughout the 11-day conflict in May when Hamas fired more than 4,300 rockets in nearly uninterrupted volleys on Israeli civilians, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) retaliated to protect its people from the deadly attack. Like nearly all military operations in its 73-year history, Operation Guardian of the Walls unleashed a floodgate of condemnation, accusation andContinue Reading »
Bridges for Peace continues to fulfill the mandate God has given us to support Israel and build relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued to deliver food to over 22,000 each month all over the Land of Israel. This year we are increasing the numbersContinue Reading »
In conversations outside the Holy Land, I’ve found that much of what people assume about Israel is incorrect, mostly because they have never had the opportunity to visit. Until tourism resumes and people can come experience this amazing country for themselves, I’m here to set the record straight on a few misconceptions. 1. Israel isContinue Reading »
What comes to mind when visualizing the City of the Great King? Do you see images of the iconic stones of the Western Wall that have withstood centuries of conflict? Do you see the narrow streets of the Old City zigzagging through a maze of diverse cultures? Or perhaps you see the upscale Mamilla Mall,Continue Reading »
According to Palestinian law, every Palestinian convicted of an attack against Israelis is eligible for lavish financial payments doled out in “monthly salaries” to both the terrorist and his or her family from the moment of arrest—with the bonus of additional cash grants and priority civil service job opportunities upon release. The deadlier and bloodierContinue Reading »
In 2006, hope reigned on the Palestinian streets. The populist Hamas movement had won legislative elections against their political rival Fatah (leading secular Palestinian political party), and some in the West wanted to believe that the victory could mold the terrorists into statesmen. In less than 18 months, that hope was dashed as Hamas wagedContinue Reading »
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