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.
IMG In Depth: Our radio host, Chris Katulka interviewed Meno Kalisher about his article in this issue.

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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

SNL Faces Backlash Over Anti-Semitic Joke

Saturday Night Live's Michael Che jokingly said on the Weekend Update "Israel is reporting that they've vaccinated half of...

News Digest — 3/5/21

Three weeks after a massive oil spill which Israeli environmental experts called the worst ecological disaster to befall the Jewish state in decades, Lebanon is gearing up to...

News Digest — 3/4/21

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Wednesday (3rd) she has launched an investigation into Israeli conduct in Judea and Samaria and...

Strengthening Security in the Arab Sector

The Prime Minister’s Office announced Israel will spend $45 million combating crime and increasing security in its Arab sector...

News Digest — 3/3/21

The coronavirus cabinet approved an outline to partially reopen the skies on Tuesday (2nd), allowing Israelis to enter and leave the country - starting Sunday (7th) - without permission and...

News Digest — 3/2/21

The Israeli Cabinet approved on Monday (1st) an initiative to grant a campaign ribbon for IDF and South Lebanese Army soldiers who participated in an almost two-decade-long war in...

Disaster! The Aftermath

Following the horrific disaster about ten days ago of Israel’s coastline being inundated with tar, covering nearly 100 miles of beaches, the cleanup has begun...

News Digest — 3/1/21

Syrian air defenses were activated in the capital Damascus and the southern suburbs Sunday night (2/28) to repel an Israeli missile strike, state media reported. There was no...

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