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.
The day after U.S. President Donald Trump ended his 30-hour visit to Israel, the nation began its annual Jerusalem Day celebration, this year marking 50 years since the capital was reunited under Israeli sovereignty.
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.
American Sen. Ted Cruz used the occasion of Jerusalem Day to call on the president "to move the American embassy to Jerusalem and formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's eternal and undivided capital."
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.
Both President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu gave speeches on Tuesday afternoon at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Following his speech, President Trump left Israel for Italy where he will meet with the Pope before ending his first foreign tour as president.
Abraham and Sarah write, "When we heard the words of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to President Trump, '...But here in Israel, we’re proud to have a growing and thriving Christian community. And we guarantee the rights of all,' we could only think, unfortunately the rights of all are not yet guaranteed, Mr. Prime Minister.”
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."
Eric writes, "The problem with the statement is that while it is intended to bring a positive note to a negative event or situation, it is a notion that is not only anti-Biblical, but it is downright dangerous and almost guarantees continued failure."
Moran writes, "This may seem harsh from our human perspective, but this reveals something crucial about God’s character. There was only one way to do things and that is God’s way..."
Ron writes, "As Force One took off Wednesday from Ben Gurion Airport, ending the President’s 28-hour whirlwind trip to Israel, Israelis were not sure what to make of his trip. After visiting the center of Islam, Saudi Arabia, and the heart of Judaism, Jerusalem, he headed to the Vatican to meet with the Pope."
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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 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.
Why Israel Matters provides an honest and in-depth look at the country, demonstrating glorious things God has done in restoring the land and the Jewish people to it.
Some 60 influential American Christian leaders representing 60 million constituents wrote to U.S. President Donald Trump a week before his visit to Israel, asking him to uphold American law and to honor his promise to move his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.