September/October 2013

From Abraham To Statehood

Features

No Surprises, Please

On October 6, 1973, 40 years ago, Israel was wrapped in prayer shawls, observing the holiest of Jewish religious observances, the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). Radio was silenced...

The Jewish Family Promise

The call of Abraham in Genesis 12 is one of the most significant events in the biblical record. Although there is no way to know when the patriarch was born, scholars place his birth around...

Land Rights of the Patriarchs

For centuries people have argued over who has the legitimate claim to the land known today as Israel. The Arab-Israeli conflict has raged for decades, with both sides claiming exclusive rights...

The British Mandate

World War I (1914–1918) changed the map of the old Ottoman Empire in the Middle East. The region was split into two great sections. The northern half went to France (the French Mandate)...

The Continual Jewish Presence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is convinced the phrase “2,000 years of exile” is inaccurate. It is used to describe the almost 2,000-year dispersion of the Jewish people between...


More In This Issue

Inside View Sep/Oct 2013

Israel’s enemies are at it again. The latest attack comes from the Church of Scotland in its document The inheritance of Abraham? A report on the ‘promised land,’ which refutes Israel’s...

Eye On the Middle East Sep/Oct 2013

Though lacking the pizazz of typical rags-to-riches stories, the saga of the thousands of Ethiopians who have immigrated to Israel is one worth telling. In many ways, their experience is...

Creating History

The craft has been around forever, but now lying has reached new heights. Even the most salacious prevaricators over past centuries did not take it on themselves to alter the history of...

FOI’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

Five hundred people from all walks of life gathered at The Mansion in Voorhees, New Jersey, on May 30 to help The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry (FOI) celebrate its 75th anniversary and give...

They Cry in Silence Sep/Oct 2013

It is well known that Christians are being viciously persecuted in countries with Muslim majorities. Now, however, Muslim violence is spreading to areas where Christians are the majority, such as...

Watching Out for the Watchers

Earlier this year a former intelligence defense contractor named Edward Snowden made some stunning disclosures. His revelations pertained to federal government surveillance via two...

Land Rights of the Kings

For 332 years (1375–1043 B.C.), judges ruled over Israel. When the prophet Samuel, Israel’s final judge, was old, he appointed his sons to take his place. However, the Israelites rejected Samuel’s...

Home from Babylon

As the prophet Jeremiah had foretold, the Jewish people remained captives in Babylon for 70 years. When they returned home, they no longer were subjects of a Jewish king. With the demise...

From Rome to the Turks

For hundreds of years, the Roman Empire ruled much of the known ancient world. Most of that time, Jewish people remained in their land. Then two major events occurred that resulted in their...

Buying Back Their Land

Whether or not the Jewish people were faithful to God, their behavior never invalidated their rightful ownership of the land of Israel. Disobedience cost them possession of it from time to...

Rev. H. Leroy Gardner

Harold LeRoy Gardner, The Friends of Israel’s Midwest representative in the Department of Ministry Advancement, was called on May 29 to meet the Savior whom he had so passionately...

The Arab Riots of the 1920s

A prevailing sentiment around the world seems to be that if Israel had never gained its independence, the Arabs would be happy; and there would be peace. But Arab terrorism started...

The Hadassah Hospital Massacre

In November 1947, the UN General Assembly passed a plan to partition what was left of British Mandate Palestine and establish separate Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem an international...

The Division and Desecration of Jerusalem

On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly approved Resolution 181, a plan to partition what was left of British Palestine into two states: one Arab, one Jewish. Seventy-seven percent...

Jewish East Jerusalem

Is a ruin still a ruin when it is rebuilt? It is when the ruin is a synagogue located in the Old City in what today is called East Jerusalem. The Hurva (Hebrew, “ruin”) Synagogue was dedicated on...

Israel in the Book of Revelation

The struggle for the land of promise is merely the tip of a large iceberg. It is symptomatic of a far greater struggle between God and His enemy, Satan. The book of Revelation is apocalyptic...

God’s Provision for Sin

1 John 2:1–2: God is light (1 Jn. 1:5). Light defines and describes God’s true nature and symbolizes His purity, character, and glory. To have true fellowship with God, Christians must...

The Grace of God Part Six

Because of God’s grace, the church was able to grow. This article on the grace of God in the New Testament will observe how God, through grace, administered His eternal, moral absolutes over...

Israel in the News Sep/Oct 2013

Now even Palestinians are fighting a recent European Union (EU) decision to boycott all Israeli businesses in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official who...

Zvi Sep/Oct 2013

New neighbors have moved into our area in Jerusalem, and they think their duty is to fight against people who want to share their faith in Christ. It is not difficult for them to find...

Web Exclusives

How Hadassah Hospital Changed Healthcare

Who would have thought a women’s study group in New York City in 1912 would change the course of Jewish women and healthcare in Israel for all time. Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist...

Daily News from Israel

Kosher in Dubai

For observant Jews who travel, finding a kosher restaurant can be challenging. In Dubai’s tallest building, on the ground floor of the luxury Armani Hotel...

News Digest — 9/29/20

Temple Coins has just minted a commemorative medallion in honor of the signing of the Abraham Accord between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, the coin maker...

News Digest — 9/28/20

Pedestrians and cyclists took advantage of Israel’s renewed lockdown on Saturday (26th), utilizing the quiet to stroll and bike along usually-busy thoroughfares. With synagogues...

Largest Banks in Israel and Dubai Unite

Israel's largest bank, Hapoalim, announced that it had signed a banking and finance memorandum of understanding with the largest bank in Dubai...

News Digest — 9/25/20

Israelis on Friday (25th) braced for a strict nationwide lockdown imposed by the government in an attempt to curb the coronavirus pandemic from spiraling further out...

News Digest — 9/24/20

Israel’s Chief Rabbi David Lau hinted on Wednesday (23rd) that he would support closing synagogues on Yom Kippur if health officials decide “it’s the right thing to do.” Despite...

Bomb Shelters: Too Late or Just in Time?

Yesterday the Israeli government declared it will build 600 bomb shelters along Israel’s northern border separating it from Lebanon. Construction will begin...

News Digest — 9/23/20

Israel’s corona numbers continue to rise.  There were 3,858 reported cases on Monday (21st), up from 2,565 on Sunday (20th).  Of those tested, 11.2 percent are...

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