Israel & the Middle East

Articles related to current events in Israel other countries in the Middle East region.

Theodore Herzl’s Christian mentor

"Herzl may be the face of modern Zionism, but William Hechler is an unsung hero who also played an important role in helping to recreate the Jewish homeland."

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s threatened removal from office and how to pray

Sandra writes, "The prime minister’s present political crisis seems far more likely than others in the past to result in criminal indictment. At this writing, we can’t know for sure if God desires his tenure to continue... Ten key prayer points are indicated below..."

Worship and the Temple Mount

"The battle for Jerusalem is not just the subtitle of CBN’s recent docudrama about the recapturing of the Old City by the Jewish people. It is a spiritual wrestling match about who is truly God."

Temple Mount crisis is escalating as Tisha b’Av approaches: How to pray

Sandra writes, "Friday in Israel, the declared Day of Rage, will begin Thursday evening and night in the Americas. So today we are releasing a call, not for Christian rage, but for prayer for a 'day of the vengeance of our God' (Isaiah 34:8; 61:2) Here are 10 key points to consider as you pray."

Forever victims

In the last few days here in Jerusalem we’ve seen large demonstrations by two groups of people who claim to be protesting against the “injustice” that the Israeli government has subjected them to.

So you support the Palestinians?

Elhanan writes, "As Israeli followers of Messiah here, we all do our best to promote peace with our Arab neighbors, having friendly contact with them almost daily. Some of us take part in groups that meet together with Palestinians to forge friendly ties and understanding. But these churches who wish to punish us all here in Israel, are thoroughly counter-productive."

The Temple Mount flares up yet again

David writes, "The Creator of the Universe, the God of Israel, has appointed as His eternal address on Earth, this tiny piece of real estate. It is the very epicentre of the age old conflict between the Jews and the Muslims, and the problem is not going to go away before the Messiah returns."

Observations on Messianic Jewish aliyah

Hannah writes, "As worldwide anti-Semitism inspires increasing numbers of Jews to make aliyah, the difficulties of Messianic aliyah are receiving more attention. I'm not an expert on this issue, but from firsthand experience and 30 years of observation, I can suggest what not to do."

Major Christian denominations are still boycotting Israel

David writes, "Last week in the USA, the Uniting Church of Christ announced officially that they will boycott Israel... One has to ask the following questions - what Bible do they read, and which god are they really serving? How can they be serving the God of the Bible?"

Everything you need to know about Jerusalem

Ron writes, "If you turned on the news in the past few months, no doubt you heard more than a little about Jerusalem. In fact, the Old City of Jerusalem is the most controversial city in the world and it's hardly bigger than a large shopping mall."

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