The International Community

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

Christian Friends of Israel (CFI) conference celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday

The conference theme is “Stepping into the role of being a Light to the Nations.” As it has for over 30 years, CFI continues its efforts to bring love and light to the Jewish people, as Christian friends of Israel.

British collective launches crowdfunding campaign for music concert tour of Israel and Bethlehem

On June 6, 2018, seven UK musicians will fly out to Israel to begin a music tour of Israel and the West Bank. The concerts hope to bring Israel’s diverse communities together through music, and will be free for all that attend.

Christian Embassy supports US embassy move, cites ‘diplomatic missteps’ of other nations

The International Christian Embassy (ICEJ) voiced its support for the planned move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and cited "diplomatic missteps" made by eight nations that have opposed the move.

Survey shows waning support of Israel among millennial evangelicals

Though evangelical Christians in America are a known bloc of spiritual, political and financial support for Israel, a new study has shown that the younger generation of Christians are somewhat more ambivalent toward the Jewish State— a trend that concerns pro-Israel Christian leaders as well as policy makers.

European Christians urged to speak up on Israel’s behalf

Passive support of Israel among European Christians might be a bigger detriment to support of the Jewish state than vocal opposition, a European Coalition for Israel representative has warned.
Ray and Sharon Sanders, founders, Christian Friends of Israel

Kehila Spotlight: Meet Ray and Sharon Sanders

When Ray and Sharon Sanders married in 1973, they had no idea they would someday abandon their comfortable lives in Illinois to begin a worldwide ministry in Israel intent on blessing Jews.

Christians flock to Israel, Bethlehem for Christmas

Israel is expecting 20 percent more Christian pilgrims this Christmas season over last year during what has become a record-breaking year for tourism here, the country’s Ministry of Tourism said on Wednesday.
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Christian ministry from Canada raises flags to commemorate Israel’s creation

On November 29th at kibbutz Beit Zera, during an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of UN resolution 181 recommending the creation of an independent Jewish State, Dean Bye, International Director of Return Ministries in Canada, led one of several tours of a former boarding school at Kibbutz Beit Zera.

Why Christians celebrated the Balfour Declaration Centenary

Nick writes, "Our desire as Christians is that the Jewish people would take away from that evening the message that they have friends in the Christian community who will stand by them and support them in today’s climate of anti-semitism and 'anti-Israelism'."

Christian reporters call Israel’s media summit a success

Last week the Israeli government took a chance that the success of a few Jewish Media Summits sponsored by the Government Press Office and Foreign Ministry could also translate to Christian media.