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.
As officials marked the historic transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overflowed with gratitude to America and her president for recognizing an important truth.
With much news coverage, road closures, heightened security and fanfare, the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem on Monday. No less important, albeit far less ostentatious, two more embassy transfers are due to follow shortly: Guatemala on Wednesday and Paraguay by the end of the month.
While Israel is prepared to celebrate the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, Palestinians began a two-day mass protest at various locations including the Gaza border where tensions have been brewing for weeks.
Kicking off what is expected to be a historic and tense week, Israelis celebrated on Sunday the nation’s 51st Jerusalem Day, the annual commemoration of the city’s unification under Israeli rule after the Six-Day War in 1967.
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.
An award-winning Messianic Israeli singer and songwriter has announced the release of his new album, "Bring Us Back," a seven-song "modern-meets-ancient album," according to the artist, Joshua Aaron, and a tribute to Israel's 70th year anniversary.
Asher writes, "This week a number of events concerning the city of Jerusalem are converging together in an uncanny way."
Elhanan writes, "The gentle Wind blows open the gate of Eden long shut, long forbidden entrance to foragers and ravishers..."
Simcha writes, "I stopped to think recently about the meaning of this, and how often I consider the power of the breath of God. There are many scriptures that tell us about the power that the breath of God carries, For example..."
In part 4, Hannah writes about apostolic-prophetic accountability for the Lakeland alignment.
Moran writes, "There are no short cuts, no other ways to reach God; it is only through Yeshua that we can have fellowship with the Father, and worship Him in spirit and in truth…"
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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.
After an introduction by Joel C. Rosenberg, Nihad Salman, pastor of the Emanuel Church in Bethlehem, shares from his perspective on how on how the Gospel is advancing and is uniquely being shared in the West Bank and how you can be praying specifically for those living in the region.