May/June 2020

From the Editor May/Jun 2020

As I write this column, I’m looking at two miniature Israeli flags on the windowsill of my office. When the degenerate empire of Nazi Germany surrendered May 8, 1945…

Inside View May/Jun 2020

A good friend of mine who is Jewish once told me Jewish history in Christian countries follows a pattern. Initially, Jewish people are welcomed…

Realistic But Rejected

During the 2016 election cycle, presidential candidate Donald Trump often described an Israeli-Palestinian peace as one of history’s toughest deals…

ICC Invents Palestinian State

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, recently announced that…

Open Doors for FOI

Larry is a lover of Israel and the Jewish people. He is also a longtime friend. I met him and his wife, Lori, many years ago when we moved to Chicago…

Israel’s Precarious Situation

On the night of October 24, 2019, all of Israel’s television news programs led with the same foreboding report: Israel’s…

The Coming Invasions of Israel

Jewish people have faced annihilation ever since Moses led them out of slavery in Egypt more than 3,400 years ago…

Relentless

“I felt so alone,” my Israeli friend said with tears in her eyes. We had just finished a delicious Shabbat meal in her home with her family when…

The Great Deliverance

At a “Thank God for Israel” event on an American university campus a few years ago, a young Jewish rabbi accosted me after I spoke…

The Reason for Our Hope

John was the lead pastor of a medium-sized church for 10 years. Things had been running relatively smoothly until the news broke…

The Lamp of the Lord

The menorah was an important component of the Tabernacle. It had two purposes: to furnish light and to remind all Israel that God is light…

The Giants

Relevant preaching. Authentic worship music. A community atmosphere. Many American churches today use those phrases to advertise the uniqueness of their…

Jewish World Update May/Jun 2020

Israel’s Ministry of Tourism and Land Authority recently announced the winners of two tenders for the construction of four…

Apples of Gold May/Jun 2020

A few days ago here in Israel, there was a big celebration and demonstration for equal rights for women. Even men from the Orthodox community participated…