Are Sudan and Saudi Arabia next to normalize relations with Israel?

October 22, 2020

“I will bless those who bless you…”” Genesis 12:3 NKJV This weekend, many churches across the U.S. will celebrate Jewish Voice’s Bless Israel Sunday. I encourage you to take a little extra time to pray for Israel and her people. Maybe spend some time seeking a deeper understanding of the important place Israel holds in God’s heart. You can download a Scripture page, bookmarks and a prayer guide here: jewishvoice.org/bless. In the news this past week, there are interesting developments...

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How do fighter jets fit into Middle East peace deals?

October 15, 2020

“How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver.”” Proverbs 16:16 TLV When I read the news stories this week related to Israel, yet again I believe wisdom is what is needed – whether it be about the details of peace agreements or how to maintain the downward trend of coronavirus infections. Right now, the next steps in the historic treaty between Israel and United Arab Emirates (UAE) are happening. Israel’s cabinet approved the treaty and Prime Min...

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Will numbers keep going down?

October 08, 2020

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”” Matthew 6:33 NIV As Sukkot comes to an end, let us continue to recognize God’s provision and pray according to His will. To do this, we must seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. Thank you for your prayers on behalf of Israel and her people. Just this week, the coronavirus infection rate is beginning to go down – after a few weeks of record-high numbers that forced the countr...

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Record numbers lead to second lockdown

October 01, 2020

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”” Philippians 4:19 NIV Our week started with Yom Kippur and on Friday we begin Sukkot, the last of the annual Feasts for this calendar year. Sukkot reminds us of God’s provision for the Israelites in the wilderness and also of all He has provided in our lives today. Let us together thank God for His provision for the Jewish people and also ask Him for protection and to provide a way out of the c...

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COVID cases spiking

September 24, 2020

“We have this hope as an anchor of the soul, both firm and steady – a hope that enters the inner place behind the curtain.”” Hebrews 6:19 TLV As we prepare for Yom Kippur, the annual Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year, we can focus on how repentance and forgiveness usher in a renewed relationship with God. That is our hope – and an anchor of the soul. Yom Kippur is a time of fasting, Sabbath rest, repentance and prayer. Will you join me in continued prayer for Isr...

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What a historic week

September 17, 2020

“For you make me glad by your deeds, LORD; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.” ” Psalm 92:4 NIV This is a historic week and cause for great rejoicing over what our God has done! Not just one, but two Arab countries signed normalization agreements, called the “Abraham Accords,” with Israel during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday – the first such agreements in more than 25 years! In addition, when the Arab League met last week, the members chose to side with peace over...

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Agreement reached with terror group

September 10, 2020

“When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, He causes their enemies to make peace with them.”” Proverbs 16:7 NIV Again this week, peace for Israel is one of our main topics. Saudi Arabia has agreed to allow the Unites Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel to use their airspace, saving many travel hours and creating significant economic benefits for both countries. In addition, Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement that includes de-escalation of cross-border violence. Unfortunately...

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A historic first between nations seeking peace

September 03, 2020

“LORD, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us”” Isaiah 26:12 NIV We are seeing some amazing developments coming out of the peace agreement between Israel and United Arab Emirates (UAE) that was reached mid-August. And our hope and prayer is for more countries to follow in the footsteps of the UAE in the weeks and months to come. What can seem impossible from our human perspective is certainly possible with God. As it says in Isaiah 26:12, the Lord ...

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Israel and UAE extend the olive branch

August 27, 2020

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”” Matthew 5:9 NIV Olive branches are being extended on both sides of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-Israel peace agreement. The implementation of this deal could have a significant impact on Middle East politics – from the Palestinian issue to dealing with Iran. And speaking of Iran, the U.S formally notified the United Nations of its demand for all UN sanctions on Iran to be restored. This stirred up the UN Securi...

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Historic peace treaty between Israel and the UAE

August 20, 2020

“You keep in perfect peace one whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You”” Isaiah 26:3 TLV It may not be perfect peace, but the deal reached late last week between Israel and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) is one of great significance. Since Israel became a nation in 1948, there have only been two other peace deals with Arab nations. Below, we’ve put together much of the key information that has come out in the news about this historic agreement. One interesting note is...

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