They were told to drop everything and meet at the entrance of the community—immediately. The sea of flames that had been raging in the forest surrounding Mevo Modi’im in central Israel was now lapping at the edges of the village. There was no time to pack a bag, grab important documents or gather favorite keepsakesContinue Reading »
Rebuilding the Lives that Went up in Smoke This past weekend, Israel battled a rash of devastating wildfires raging across the country. The first fire started on Thursday afternoon, as Israel sweltered in the grips of a scorching heat wave. Over the next 41 hours, a staggering 1,022 more fires ignited, translating to a newContinue Reading »
November 13, 2018: As the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Prime Minister Netanyahu hurried home to deal with the explosive situation of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. An Israeli covert team was discovered inside Gaza, and Hamas operatives engaged them in a gun battle. Seven Hamas terrorists wereContinue Reading »
The Bible says that the day will come when “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, and neither shall they learn war anymore” (Isa. 2:4). While we long for that day, the opposite is happening right now. Toys are being turnedContinue Reading »
This month Jerusalem will be celebrating 50 years since the reunification of the city in 1967. Jerusalem—the name reverberates throughout history! Everyone knows of this ancient city. Jerusalem was made the capital of Israel over 3,000 years ago by King David. Did you know that Jerusalem has never been the capital city of any otherContinue Reading »
Emergency Fire Assistance Update Blankets provided to children’s village in Haifa Friday, 02 December 2016 | Last week, fire ravaged Ahuzat Yeladim, a children’s village in Haifa. Bridges for Peace responded with a truckload of blankets to replace those completely ruined by smoke in anticipation of the children’s return from evacuation. Here, nearly 100 children,Continue Reading »
Dry winds continue to blow across Israel, hindering the fight against over 220 fires that rage from Jerusalem to Haifa. Israel has declared a state of emergency with over 75,000 people being evacuated from their homes in Haifa alone, and thousands of others across the country. Dozens of neighborhoods have been destroyed, with schools, orphanages,Continue Reading »
Bridges for Peace founder, Dr. G. Douglas Young, did not hesitate during the Six Day War of 1967–he put his life on the line to drive an ambulance in the city of Jerusalem. According to Magen David Adom, today Israel needs 100 more ambulances to handle routine situations as well as to prepare for timesContinue Reading »
Help us help Israel be a light to the nations…Israel is often the first on the scene when disaster strikes anywhere in the world, and the devastation in the Philippines is no exception. Hundreds of thousands are in need of food, shelter and medical care, and Israel is on the scene to lend its expertiseContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | Less than two weeks after the deadly earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 8,000 and injured 16,000, a 7.3 magnitude quake occurred yesterday near Mt. Everest. Although Israel’s field hospital had been packed up and its IDF delegation had just arrived home, Prime Minister Netanyahu immediately offered assistance to theContinue Reading »
Bodies of 3 Kidnapped Teens Found Our hearts go out to the nation of Israel and especially the families of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali, whose bodies were discovered on Monday (Jun 30). Cry out to the Lord for comfort and strength for those who are grieving. Ask for God’s wisdom and guidance for Israel’s leadersContinue Reading »
Fifty years ago our founder, Dr. G. Douglas Young moved to Israel with his wife Georgina (Snook) and established an educational organization, at the same time beginning the work that later became known as Bridges for Peace. Their lives were a witness to the God they served. Everyone knew them as people who lived aContinue Reading »
Staggering figures continue to mount as rescue workers dig through the rubble in the Philippines following the devastating typhoon that ravaged the islands recently. Teams from around the world have rushed to the scene to bring aid of every kind, but first on the scene was Israel. God’s chosen nation has repeatedly proved its commitmentContinue Reading »
The worst fire disaster in Israel’s history has devastated the nation. The nation of Israel went into deep shock and mourning as the worst fire they had ever experienced claimed the lives of 43 people, most of whom were burned to death. At least 8,600 acres (3,480 hectares) of forest with an estimated 5 millionContinue Reading »
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