May/June 2019

A Slice of Life in Israel

A look at Israeli politics, the military, and what life is like for believers in Jesus


This May, modern Israel celebrates 71 years of independence. So we decided to give you a little glimpse of life in the Jewish state.

Features

From the Editor May/Jun 2019

“When that plane touches down at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv,” someone told me recently, “I know I’m in a country that’s a miracle...

Who is a Jew?

For centuries, Jewish people have been asking themselves, “Who is a Jew?” Today a new wrinkle has developed, and it involves Christians...

A Look at Life in Israel

Many of our readers have asked us what life is like in Israel, especially for Jewish believers in Jesus. So we asked Meno Kalisher to answer a few questions for us...

The Battle for Biblical Truth

Modern Israel is a miracle. When Mark Twain visited there in the 1800s, he left thinking it was the most miserable place on the face of the earth...

Israel’s Broken Political System

Many Americans scratch their heads trying to figure out Israel's political system. Here's an overview of it from someone who truly understands it...

Helping Israel’s Lone Soldiers

What do you do when you have no place to go for Shabbat? That’s when the Lone Soldier Center in Memory of Michael Levin becomes a lifesaver—in more ways than one...

More In This Issue

Inside View May/Jun 2019

Each year in May, Israel celebrates its rebirth. Established on May 14, 1948, modern Israel is now 71 years old. The fact that the Jewish nation arose from the ashes and has come back to life...

Watching the Rapid Decline

You don’t have to be a political science expert to know the American political landscape is deeply divided. It wasn’t that long ago when Democrats and Republicans could rally around an issue...

Proposed Pipeline Would Bring Israeli Gas to Europe

Israel has reached an agreement with Cyprus, Greece, and Italy to begin work on an underwater pipeline...

Christian Persecution May/Jun 2019

EGYPT—A Christian mother who was kidnapped and tortured in Egypt for her faith now fears for her daughter and her pastor-husband...

The Great Divide

Why should Israelis and American Jews see eye to eye? Americans and Israelis are not alike. They have different concerns, interests, lifestyles, and even a different calendar...

Q: What is the sin leading to death?

The apostle John told Christians, “If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him...

What’s in a Name?

When Moses encountered God for the first time, he asked Him, “When I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you..

The Great Deception

It’s easy to become discouraged and misled by false reports. That’s why it is so important to be able to discern between truth and error...

An Appeal for Spontaneity

In the short, handwritten note from the apostle Paul to his friend Philemon, we step into a captivating story of grace and divine providence...

Jewish World Update May/Jun 2019

U.S. technology giant Intel Corp. has announced it will invest an unprecedented $11 billion to expand its operations in Israel...

Apples of Gold May/Jun 2019

Israel’s Independence Day is fast approaching. That is when we celebrate our independence in the land. I fought in the War of Independence in 1948 so that we, the Jewish people, could live in our homeland...

Daily News from Israel

News Digest — 7/18/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Israel’s position in the world, the Iranian regime, and more, in an exclusive interview published on Thursday (18th) in Israel Hayom, the country’s largest daily...

News Digest — 7/17/19

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said on Tuesday (16th) in Tehran that Iran continues to reduce its commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement and decried the European signatories as “arrogant” for criticizing Iran...

News Digest — 7/16/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a European Union response on Monday (15th) to Iran’s breaches of nuclear limitations, saying it recalled failed diplomacy with Nazi Germany ahead of World War Two...

News Digest — 7/15/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the threats of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday (14th)...

Exhibit A!

I call Psalm 120 the Psalm of Modern Israel. It begins with a request, “Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue.” He calls for action against these lies...

News Digest — 7/12/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised Wednesday (10th) that a Likud government would never uproot any community in Israel again, even in the framework of a peace agreement. Speaking at an event celebrating...

News Digest — 7/11/19

British MP Boris Johnson, considered a frontrunner to replace resigning Prime Minister Theresa May at the helm of the Conservative Party, says that he is a “passionate Zionist” and that...

News Digest — 7/10/19

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a strong rebuke to Iran on Tuesday (9th), standing in front of an F-35 stealth fighter during a tour of an air base. Netanyahu declared that Iran...

More From The Friends of Israel