Shira writes, "By the strangest coincidence, a chance meeting of the Jewish leader with Europe's royal leader was turned into a massive media success that touched the political world and established a future State of Israel. The god of this world's centuries-long preparation to destroy the Jewish people failed again. God uses whom He will."
Protests that had been ongoing for six weeks in Gaza and culminated last week to coincide with the opening of the American embassy Jerusalem have all but fizzled out completely.
"It doesn’t matter where we are in Israel, we always say we’re going “up” to Jerusalem. Like so many things in God’s word, there is a literal meaning (in terms of altitude – it’s on Mount Zion) and also a spiritual meaning..."
Israel is the first country worldwide to carry out airstrikes with the F-35 stealth fighter jet, Israel Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin told participants at a three-day conference in Herzliya marking the IAF's 70th Anniversary.
Once home to 350 high school students, the Bikat Kinarot boarding school closed in 2008. Return Ministries is working to transform the site into an “educational facility for Jews and Christians living and working together.”
The day after the biblical feast of Shavuot (the Feast of Weeks) and Pentecost Sunday, the nation of Paraguay dedicated its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.
Fallout continues in the Middle East after violence along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. On Tuesday, Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador in retaliation for Israel's defense of its southern border.
An initiative founded by descendants of the Nazi Wehrmacht, SS and German police force to remember the Holocaust, the March of Life organization this week held its first event in Jerusalem, a three-day conference in Jerusalem to commemorate the Holocaust, co-organized with Helping Hand Coalition.
Israel welcomed the second international embassy to Jerusalem this week as Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales inaugurated his country's official diplomatic mission on Wednesday.
Though many are blaming the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem for igniting the mass protest of 40,000 Palestinians at the border of Gaza, riots had been taking place for six weeks now and rose to a crescendo only on Monday, coinciding with the embassy opening.
Elhanan writes, "It was a laugh that sparkled like pure water gushing from a fresh spring and bubbling over the rocks of a brook. And it had something to do with Jesus."
Moran writes, "I’d like to dig deeper into the richness of these words in the original Hebrew, especially because I feel the English translation has lost some of the essence of meaning."
Asher writes, "So how should Believers respond? We must constantly expose the lies of militant Islam, in its satanic hatred of Israel, the West and Christians. We don’t want to demonize anyone—but want to pray for all those under the deception of Islam to be set free..."
Howard writes, "The righteousness and justice of God: His ways are not ours; His thoughts not ours. Repentance begins with agreeing with Him and learning from Him."
Sandra writes, "These signpost events were historic. As they took place, the local spiritual atmosphere seemed to suddenly, simultaneously shift."
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David writes, "It was a night to remember. Approximately three hundred people came out in unseasonably cold weather to hear a Handel’s Messiah in the historic Garden Tomb."
Howard writes, "Randi and I were treated as special guests at the March of the Nations events in Jerusalem. This year’s event was the first time that it had been held in Israel, and it was done so in honor of Israel’s 70th year celebrations."
News of the survey, released on May 10th by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, studied Christian Evangelical attitudes towards Israel and discovered some interesting trends in opinions on issues like the US embassy move.
One of our Arab staff members, Carlos Damianos, began making videos in Arabic to declare the gospel to Israeli Arabs, both those from a nominally Christian background, and also Muslims, and those videos have reached further than we could have imagined.
Some 6,000 participants from around the world are expected to visit Jerusalem to attend the march. The march itself is the culmination of a conference taking place May 13 to 15 featuring international speakers, special guests from Israel.