As Israelis celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem this week, archaeologists have found evidence of the battle for Jerusalem two millennia ago as they excavate the main thoroughfare leading to the Second Temple before its destruction by the Romans in 70 AD.
Chiburim ("connections" in Hebrew), is the name of an international hosting network for Israeli travelers that currently operates in 23 countries, linking Christian hosts who love Israel with Israeli travelers.
Christian Friends of Israel, Jerusalem, (CFI) held their 31st annual conference from May 22 through 25 in Jerusalem describing it as "three days and four nights filled with praise, worship, teaching, education and excursion.”
Israelis are making preparations to celebrate Shavuot, the last of the commanded biblical spring feasts, beginning on Tuesday evening and continuing through to the following evening.
Tel Aviv City Hall was lit up with a display of the Egyptian flag on Saturday night in an expression of solidarity following Friday’s ISIS attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians to visit a monastery.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Jewish liberation of Jerusalem, a series of 12 three-minute documentary films is being released during the months of May and June.
New findings discovered in archaeological work in the Old City point to a possible battle or at least exchange of gunfire on the Temple Mount during the Six-Day War in 1967.
Speaker of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) Yuli Edelstein, who arrived to Israel in May 1987, will relive his past and return to visit the Soviet prison where he was once incarcerated exactly 30 years ago.
This year, Mark Lampert, a believer who attends a congregation in Beersheba, was one of the recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence, given at the President's Residence in Jerusalem. KNI spoke with Lampert to find out more.
During meetings with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia and with the Palestinian Authority, President Trump reportedly proposed resuming the peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians through a regional plan based on the Arab peace initiative, with a twist.
Elhanan writes, "The phenomenon of the utterance in tongues arose first at Mount Sinai at Shavuot, seven weeks after the exodus from Egypt. There the Ten Words were given by the Creator in a voice heard by the entire nation of Israel..."
Pentecost is also known in Israel as Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks. Pentecost was the event when the Holy Spirit was poured out, and made available to all flesh, as God promised through the prophet Joel.
Sandra writes, "Psalm 122:6 says, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” The rest of the psalm tells us how."
Dustin writes, "Seven weeks, or approximately 50 days, after the Feast of Unleavened Bread, God’s people are commanded to celebrate the Shavuot or the “Feast of Weeks.” This feast is now upon us this week. But what is there to celebrate?"
David writes, "The Land is not going to disappear as long as the earth is here. But what about the Jewish people? The prophet Jeremiah recorded this promise from God, which ISIS may want to take as a bit of military advice."
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A new film, released to coincide with Jerusalem’s Jubilee year, transports viewers to Israel and tells the stories of Jewish men and women who are part of the rebirth of Israel.
Eddie writes, "In Israel, we are still a small number but God is on the move! For me personally and because all I have gone through in my health battle, I have been filled with a new passion to share Yeshua wherever I go and to pray for people."
In June 1967, Israel was still small with approximately 2.8 million residents and a narrow geographical swath of land. Yet the country was staring down the barrel of a gun as hostile armies threatened and swarmed around it.
In February, KNI reported on David B., a Messianic Israeli soldier and worship leader who was injured in combat. Three months later, David enthusiastically agreed to share an update with us.
Miriam Maranzenboim, an American-born Israeli who has lived in Israel since 1977, has made life a little simpler for those of us who have hoped to one day tackle Josephus's Antiquities of the Jews but have never found the time.