The International Community

Articles by or about non-Israeli believers living in Israel or international Christian/Messianic believers around the world.

A lesson from Israel: ‘Swayeh, Swayeh’

Richard writes, "“Shwayeh, shwayeh” he said softly, yet with confidence. Our Israeli tour guide Uri was particularly gifted at telling history’s story in the right moments and framed in the right episodes. One group member tried to prematurely share history about the location we were in, but Uri politely interjected, “Shwayeh, shwayeh.”"

LISTEN: Interview with Markku from Finland: dancing on the streets in Israel

Paul Calvert of Focus On Israel-Radio speaks with Markku Karonen about his visit to Israel and dancing on the streets.

Power-packed tour of Israel for leading Hispanic Christians

Some 450 influential Christian Spanish speaking leaders from 37 countries are touring Israel on a unique visit of the Holy Land designed to connect them with local believers across Israel and combat rising anti-Israel sentiment in South America.

LISTEN: Interview about St. George’s College in Jerusalem

Paul Calvert of Focus on Israel-Radio interviews Gregory Jenks, Dean of St. George’s College, Jerusalem.

VIDEO: Interview with David Suchet on recent visit to Israel

Paul Calvert of Focus On Israel-Radio speaks with David Suchet, a well-known English actor and believer. David is visiting Israel and talking to Christians, Muslims and Jews to get their point of view and find out where they stand on the challenging issues.

Can the American-Israeli Alliance go to Sea?

Andrew writes, "Former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith echoed a report that has been co-written by the Hudson Institute and the University of Haifa and which calls for the United States and Israel to collaborate in a mutually beneficial Mediterranean naval buildup amidst increasing global naval threats."

Next Year in Nineveh

Evon writes, "The Assyrians would do well to examine the most famous historic diaspora community in the western world – the Jewish people. The Jewish diaspora began after the destruction of the second temple by the Romans in 70 A.D. For the next 2,000 years, the Jews survived, thrived and died in the diaspora."

A Hopeful Future For Israeli-Christian Alliances in the United States

Rebecca writes, "More than 2,000 Israeli-Americans recently gathered in Washington, D.C. for the third annual Israeli-American Council Conference. While there may have been only a handful of Christians at the conference, the speakers’ remarks and the Israeli community’s initiatives demonstrated a shifting focus on welcoming Christians into the fight to support Israel."

LISTEN: Interview with Team Support Ministry about Evangelism and Visiting Israel

Paul from Bethlehem Voice interviewed Josh Raybold from Team Support Ministry, an evangelistic organisation which has a passion to preach the gospel and has a heart for Israel. Listen to the interview here.

Galilee church vandalized, offering money stolen

The Church of the Transfiguration in the lower Galilee was robbed and vandalized, leaving church officials and police to suspect criminal motives.

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