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Why Is Israel So Controversial?

10/05/22
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

There are two competing views of Israel. The first is that the Jewish State is a miracle and cause for celebration. The second is that Israel is a calamity and should be exposed and opposed. How can there be two polar opposite opinions, and what makes Israel so controversial?

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Why Christians Support Israel Part 5: Biblical Reasons

09/22/22
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

(Part 5 of a 5 Part Series - Scroll down for video and audio podcast.)

The biblical basis for Christian support for Israel is extensive and is not from one isolated section of the Bible but found throughout. Old Testament covenants involving the calling of the Jewish people and their gift...

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Why Christians Support Israel Part 4: Legal Reasons

09/02/22
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

(Part 4 of a 5 Part Series - Scroll down for video and audio podcast.)

Enemies of Israel attempt to convince us that Israel is an illegitimate, colonialist project in which foreigners moved in, took land, and forced a state upon the locals. The truth is that Israel’s founding has a firm...

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Why Christians Support Israel Part 3: Moral Reasons

08/19/22
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

(Part 3 of a 5 Part Series - Scroll down for video and audio podcast.) 

Christianity—an offshoot of the Jewish faith, founded by the Jewish Messiah and built on His teachings of forgiveness and love—ironically produced centuries of hatred, persecution, and even murder of the Jewish people...

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Why Christians Support Israel Part 2: Practical Reasons

08/04/22
by Dr. Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

(Part 2 of a 5 Part Series - Scroll down for video and audio podcast.) 

There are many very practical reasons for any American—not just Christians—to support Israel. America benefits from its relationship with Israel in many ways, and it only makes sense we would partner with and show...

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Why Christians Support Israel Part 1: Personal Reasons

06/29/22
by Dr. Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

(Part 1 of a 5 Part Series) 

Since the founding of Israel almost 75 years ago, millions of Christians have visited Israel and its holy sites. Many of them have experienced their Bible come alive and their faith renewed. It only stands to reason they would return home with excitement and a...

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‘Foreign aid’ to Israel is a billion-dollar bonanza for the US

06/27/22
by YORAM ETTINGER

U.S. investment in Israel is a boon to American and Israeli taxpayers alike.

(June 2, 2022 / JNS) The U.S. does not give foreign aid to Israel, the U.S. makes an annual investment in Israel, one that provides the American taxpayer a return on investment of several hundred percent.

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Modern Israel

05/04/22
by Susan Michael

One of Israel’s primary founders and first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, said: “In Israel, to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.” He had witnessed the state’s founding after almost 2,000 years of exile. He had also witnessed five Arab armies attack the newborn state—armies equipped...

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Why Does Antisemitism Still Exist?

04/07/22
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director, host of Out of Zion podcast, and creator of the Israel Answers
 Antisemitism’s Modern Forms

The evil pursuit of the Jewish people has continued for millennia, which is why historian Robert Wistrich called antisemitism “the longest hatred.” Every time this irrational vitriol seems to be dying out, it reinvents itself with a different look and a different...

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Why Palestinians Are Fleeing the Gaza Strip

11/16/21
by Khaled Abu Toameh
Referring to the lavish lifestyle led by most Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip and abroad, many Palestinians complained that while the fish are eating the poor emigrants, Hamas leaders continue to enjoy the best fish and seafood on offer in Qatar and the Gaza Strip. Apparently, the two million...

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