November/December 2011

Thank God for Israel

How Israel Is a Blessing to the World

God promised Abraham that his descendants would bless the world. This issue examines how the Jewish people have blessed us through their preservation of the Scriptures, how America’s legal system is based upon principles found in the Jewish Scriptures, and how the Israel Defense Forces is the most humane army in the world. It also includes an inside look at The Friends of Israel’s Thank God for Israel events.


Is There a Way Back?

The story of the Gospels is the wonderful news of what Jesus did for us. But the anti-Christ forces in America are power- ful. There is an antidote, and it’s the same one God prescribed for ancient Israel.

Keepers of the Scriptures

If you read a Bible, you owe much to the Jewish people for the extraordinary mea- sures they took to preserve His Word— and much more.

Thank God for Israel

Do you have a love for Israel and the Jewish people and don’t know quite where to go with it? We know a way you can tell them how you feel. And it’s terrific!

Inside the IDF: The Most Humane Army in the World

The world wants you to believe that Israel’s soldiers are like Hitler’s Nazis. But the truth is exactly the opposite. You’ll be amazed at what this army does to protect its enemies.

Show Me the Law and I’ll Show You the Lawgiver

Law students used to be taught the importance of the Ten Commandments in American jurisprudence. Not today. But truth is truth, as you’ll see here.

Share Your Story. Has God used The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry in your life? Share your story with us!

More In This Issue

From Bill Sutter’s Desk Nov/Dec 2011

“Thus says the Lord Gᴏᴅ: ‘This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the midst of the nations and the countries all around her’” (Ezek. 5:5). Every trip to Israel is a life-impacting...

Eye on the Middle East Nov/Dec 2011

The late Golda Meir, fourth prime minister of the State of Israel, once said, “If Moses had turned right instead of left when he led his people out of the Sinai desert...

Chasing Arafat’s Dream

During the fiasco over the Palestinian Authority’s all-out push at the UN in September for a unilaterally forged Palestinian state, the implausible morphed into the incomprehensible. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon eloquently illustrated...

NRB: Google, iTunes, Facebook All Censor Christian Views

If you think you can place overtly Christian content on the ubiquitous Internet giants Google or iTunes, think again. The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) has publicized its first report of the John Milton...

Dangerous Absolutes

Although they knew God, they did not glorify [honor] Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise...

They Cry in Silence Nov/Dec 2011

Kidnapped Christian Girl in Sudan Escapes. Hiba Abdelfadil Anglo, 16, has escaped from Muslims who kidnapped her in June 2010, beat and raped her, and tried to force her to convert to Islam.

Ancient Writing Tools

A stylus in Jesus’ day was a writing tool made of metal, ivory, or bone. The writer would press the pointed end of the stylus down on a waxed-surface tablet.

No Nukes for Iran

In 2009 New Jersey high school student Danielle Flaum decided she couldn’t stand by and do nothing while Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad developed the capability to wipe Israel off the map...

The Facts and Flaws of Covenant Theology Part Two

Covenant Theology is the dominant theological system of most mainline Protestant churches and maintains that God has replaced the Jewish people with the church. On the basis of two or three “covenants”...

FOI Launches Adult-Volunteer Program in Israel

If you are 18 or older and would like to volunteer your time, effort, and resources to help the people of Israel, then you may want to join us in March...

A Christmas Blessing

There is no greater declaration of love than “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son” (Jn. 3:16). Each year as December unfolds, our world is caught up...

Hanukkah: A Story of Courage

It’s rarely easy being Jewish. From the time the Babylonians destroyed Solomon’s Temple in 586 B.C., the Jewish people have been under Gentile domination. Even today every country on Earth thinks it has...

Israel Through the Prophets’ Eyes

Israel’s economy is booming. Every year thousands of evangelicals around the world contribute to that economy by traveling there. Israel’s demography is growing. Every year evangelicals donate millions of dollars to organizations...

Christian Love and Latkes

A few weeks before Easter this year, Susan was playing a video game in the privacy of her own home. She had received an opponent by sending her signal out into cyberspace.

Faith at Jericho Hebrews 11:30–31

After 400 years in Egyptian captivity, the Israelites prepared to enter the Promised Land. The Lord commanded Moses to send one representative from each of the 12 tribes to search...

The Love and Mercy of God Part Two

When the Israelites complained and threatened to return to Egypt after their spies reported that Canaan could not be conquered because it was filled with giants...

Israel in the News Nov/Dec 2011

When Gaza-based terrorists opened up a fresh mortar attack on the Erez Crossing border terminal between Gaza and southern Israel recently, three Palestinian women and two infants were passing through.

Zvi Nov/Dec 2011

Miracles do not happen every day. But one happened recently while I was in a clinic waiting to see a doctor. Usually there are long lines, and it is difficult to speak to people.

Daily News from Israel

UAE Seeks to Grow Economic Ties with Israel

Bloomberg reports, the United Arab Emirates is seeking to grow economic ties with Israel, to the tune of more than $1 trillion over the next decade...

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News Digest — 9/23/21

A day after the General Debate at the 76th UN General Assembly began, the international body turned the spotlight on the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of...

Afghanistan’s Last Jew Flees the Country

Zebulon Simentov, the last Jewish citizen of Afghanistan, left the embattled country this month for a neighboring country. Simentov lived in and...

News Digest — 9/22/21

Thousands of worshipers gathered at the Western Wall on Wednesday morning (22nd) for the traditional Priestly Blessing.  The first was held at 9:15, followed by...

Improved Relations

In 2014 Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom created tensions between her office and Israel. She “repeatedly enraged Israel starting with Sweden’s recognition...

News Digest — 9/21/21

Some 2,000 years ago, as the festival of Sukkot approached, tens of thousands of Jews left their homes throughout the land of Israel and beyond and began a journey toward...

News Digest — 9/20/21

A special ceremony was held Sunday (19th) to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.  Officials and bereaved families gathered at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl to...

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