It’s love. It’s hate.

June 25, 2020

“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him; to the one who seeks him. It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord” Lamentations 3:25-26 (NIV) I pray God’s faithful goodness for your life this week, as the above Scripture in Lamentations promises to those whose hope is in Him. In recent news, it seems to be a love-hate relationship between Israel and Jordan. Publicly, Jordan is pushing for a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. However, back-channel con...

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How will Israel respond to second wave of virus?

June 18, 2020

“The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace” Psalm 29:11 (NIV) Do you get the sense the world is spinning out of control? I know it feels that way to me. Every day a new crisis or reason for worry seems to spring out of nowhere. That’s why I’m so thankful we know God is in control. He isn’t taken by surprise or overwhelmed by circumstances. Even when we are surprised or overwhelmed, the Psalm above says that He gives us strength and peace. I don’t kn...

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What’s happening with the West Bank?

June 11, 2020

“Likewise know that wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off” Proverbs 24:14 (TLV) I am focusing us on wisdom because with all that is going on in our world today, wisdom is something we can all use more of, don’t you agree? Look at the verse above from Proverbs – wisdom is linked to having a future and hope that will last. Certainly something we all desire. And if we pray for wisdom earnestly, God will grant it. When y...

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Is Saudi Arabia pro-Israel?

June 04, 2020

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” Acts 1:8 (NIV) Last week was Shavuot/Pentecost – a time of celebration and a time to reflect on our faith. At the same time, we continue to deal with the pandemic and other tragic events that are headlining the news. We need an outpouring of the Holy Spirit across Israel, the United States and our world. So many are hurti...

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You can help Israel in this time of urgent need

June 01, 2020

For many of us, the coronavirus pandemic — and all the changes it has brought to our lives — is one of the most difficult experiences we’ve ever had. But imagine having survived decades of war and terrorist attacks only to now have to live in fear of a deadly virus while on lock-down in Israel. Many enduring this isolation are Holocaust survivors. And because of their advanced age and pre-existing medical conditions, they are among the most vulnerable. In fact, Israel has been hit hard by ...

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Shavuot/Pentecost, Night of Promise and Israel news

May 28, 2020

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans 15:13 (NIV) This weekend is Shavuot/Pentecost! Historically, this period of time has been one of waiting in hopeful anticipation of what the Lord has in store for the season ahead for His people. I believe God is working in wonderful and amazing ways during this challenging time and will continue to unfold His plan. We just need to wait o...

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Israel finally has a new government. Now what?

May 21, 2020

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV) It’s been more than two months in isolation for most of us across America and in other countries as well. Let me encourage you with the words of Jesus from John 16:33 above. We live in a fallen world which means we will have trouble. But we can take heart because our Messiah has overcome the world. That means we are overcome...

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Israel’s new government could offer rare political stability

May 14, 2020

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) As I am writing this, Israel should finally have a new government – putting an end to 16 months of political turmoil wrought by three inconclusive elections. You can read more about this significant event in the news articles below, but let’s just say for we who care so deeply about Israel and her people, this is an answer to ma...

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Remembering with Israel on Yom HaZikaron

April 27, 2020

How many of us mourn on our nation’s Memorial Day? For most of us, the losses sustained in winning or defending our country’s freedom are something distant, removed from us by time or geography. Or compared to the vastness of our population, the number of people directly affected are relatively few. For example, in America, because our Memorial Day occurs the last Monday of May, it has also come to symbolize the start of summer, leading much of the country toward recreation or rest rather tha...

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