This fall, the young adult department of Bridges for Peace, Zealous 8:2, received an unexpected call from a good friend, David Nekrutman. Director of the CJCUC (Center for Jewish–Christian Understanding and Cooperation), David has had a special place in his heart for Zealous. So, when he encountered an important and urgent need, he reached outContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | Thousands of international and Israeli runners flocked to the hills of Samaria on Friday to participate in the third annual Bible Marathon, a unique race that winds through the biblical heartland of Israel, the patch of earth that served as the stage on which some of the most well-known storiesContinue Reading »
As anti-Semitism cast a dark shadow over Europe in the 1930s, a Polish Jew named Bronislaw Huberman chose to fight it with the only weapon he had—his music. Finding Sanctuary In Germany, Hitler had begun to crack down on the Jewish population, banning them from employment in German companies. Even cultural institutions were not exempt—inContinue Reading »
Friday, 18 August 2017 | The situation between Israel and the Palestinians arguably commands a disproportional share of international headlines. More often than not, the coverage is anything but positive, with the majority of reports painting a picture of conflict, terror and failed peace talks. While the situation on the ground is certainly far fromContinue Reading »
Thursday, 20 July 2017 | The Israeli army on Wednesday revealed for the first time the extent of its humanitarian aid to Syria, including lifesaving medication such as insulin, dozens of tons of clothes, and hundreds of thousands of liters of fuel and food, as part of “Operation Good Neighbor.” The IDF [Israel Defense Forces]Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 | According to French president, Emmanuel Macron, anti-Zionism is the modern-day equivalent of anti-Semitism. The backdrop for this statement, which commentators hailed as “unprecedented” for a French leader in its support for Israel, was a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of an infamous Holocaust roundup in Paris that saw 13,152 JewsContinue Reading »
Knesset Members and Christian leaders from around the world recently gathered in Jerusalem for the first annual Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast. A highlight was a visit to the president’s house. “This is a significant convening,” Rivlin said. “The meeting at the Knesset and here at my residence is important as we long to receive the prayersContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 | A few months ago, a senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official came to the Rambam Medical Center to receive treatment for cancer. His stay at the hospital in the Jewish state’s northern city of Haifa did not only save his life—it also gave him an appreciation for the coexistence between JewsContinue Reading »
Friday, 09 June, 2017 | Since the establishment of the State of Israel, 3.2 million immigrants have immigrated to Israel, about 43% of them since 1990. This emerges from data published Tuesday by the Central Bureau of Statistics. In the past year, there has been a decline in the number of immigrants compared to theContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 | In honor of the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, the government approved the cable car project in Jerusalem on Sunday, led by Tourism Minister Yariv Levin. The cable car will provide a solution to the problem of difficult access to the Western Wall and will provide quick andContinue Reading »
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