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The Biblical Case for Support of Israel

07/06/19
by Susan Michael, USA Director, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

REASONS TO SUPPORT ISRAEL

Personal – Millions of Christians have visited Israel and its holy sites, and seen their Bible come alive in profoundly life-transforming ways. It only stands to reason that these pilgrims return home with an excitement about Israel and deep appreciation for the...

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Study: Over 80 Percent of Young European Jews Believe Antisemitism Is an Increasing Problem in Their Countries, Four in Ten Have Considered Emigration

07/05/19
by Benjamin Kerstein

A new study released Thursday indicates that among young Jewish Europeans, an overwhelming majority believe antisemitism is a problem in their countries and is getting worse, causing four in ten to consider emigration.

The study, entitled Young Jewish Europeans: Perceptions and...

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BDS ‘Anti-Normalization’ Is a Mockery of Progressive Values

07/02/19
by Miriam F. Elman, Executive Director of the Academic Engagement Network

Anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) promoters have long tried to stake out the moral high ground — depicting themselves as the champions of the oppressed, and positioning their movement as being on the right side of history.

But the reality is that BDS rarely acknowledges...

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Why Is the Aliyah of the Ethiopian Jews Critical?

07/01/19
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

The origin of the Ethiopian Jews is a bit of a mystery. Most agree they are descendants of Israelites who migrated to the area at one time or another. 

One theory allows for migrants as early as Moses’ time when the Israelites were in nearby Egypt. Another possibility is that the...

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Persecution of Christians in the PA Administration

06/24/19
by ICEJ News writers
Interview with Dr. Edy Cohen of Bar Ilan University

Dr. Edy Cohen was born in Lebanon and is currently a researcher at Bar Ilan University, specializing in Middle East affairs and Arabic media. He recently published a paper on the persecution suffered by Christians in the Palestinian Authority...

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Palestinian contractors poised for riches from Israeli tech firm's takeover

06/19/19
by Rami Ayyub, Tova Cohen, West Bank/TEL AVIV (Reuters)

 Palestinian engineers working for Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies (MLNX.O) are poised to share a $3.5 million payout when the company’s takeover by U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) is completed.

Mellanox is one of a handful of Israeli firms that have begun to...

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Taking Israel Out of the Bible

06/04/19
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

New Christians struggling to study their Bible are often taught to read the Scriptures as though they were written personally to them, even reciting the Scriptures using one’s own name in place of the verse’s subject. While it is important to apply Scripture to one’s own life, it is equally...

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The Rise of an Ancient Hatred

04/03/19
by Daryl Hedding, ICEJ USA Deputy Director

The United Kingdom and the United States have long been considered safe havens for Jewish communities outside of Israel. Unfortunately, there is much reason to be concerned about the future of that status given the appreciable rise in anti-Semitism recently.

Both nations have now...

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IDF Promotes Highest-Ranking Christian Soldier

03/27/19
by Amit Barak

In February, the IDF will promote a Christian soldier to the rank of lieutenant-colonel, making him the first soldier of his faith to achieve that rank. This comes as the result of a six-year process intended to help the indigenous Christian community integrate into mainstream Israeli society....

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A Dangerous Theology –Not Irresistible at All

03/06/19
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

The pastor of the second-largest church in America, Andy Stanley, wants to change the way Christianity is taught to reach new generations of skeptics, according to his book Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World. While he has every good intention, he proposes a...

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