This is great news, and a major breakthrough, for an Israeli follower of Yeshua to be part of the Prime Minister’s staff. However, it is also a prayer request. Please pray for favor and protection for Hananya and blessings upon his work as he advocates for the truth about Israel in the online battle for truth.
This new appointment is a dramatic rise for Hananya Naftali who started sharing videos on social media several years ago while he was an IDF solider and now has over 22,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. Kehila News has reposted many of his videos.
The JPost article primarily focuses on the question of identity of whether Hananya Naftali is a “Christian” or a “Messianic Jew”. This issue has been debated for years since the term “Messianic Jew” started to be used in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Previous to the 1960’s, Jewish believers in Yeshua were called Hebrew Christians, Jewish Christians, or Judeo-Christians. The debate about titles and labels will continue, but the important issue is that a young Israeli Jewish man who openly professes faith in Yeshua (Jesus) is now working in a key position representing the Israeli government.
Please pray for favor and protection for Hananya and blessings upon his work as he advocates for the truth about Israel in the online battle for truth.
Below is a video of Hananya Naftali interviewing PM Netanyahu on July 28, 2017.