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JewishIsrael in Transition: From the Written to the Visual

This is, in a sense, a guest post.  After nine years of serving as content and research director for JewishIsrael, I have opted for a much needed sabbatical (which began in March 2016). 

For 25 plus years I've struggled with and explored the written word and the world of activism in a sincere, but not always successful, attempt at defending the Land of Israel,…


Added by Jewish Israel on July 3, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Of Israeli Messianics with Pigskins

Dear fellow Israeli Jews, your children are being tackled by missionaries. JewishIsrael states this both figuratively and literally.

Israel National News (INN) reports that the Judean Rebels team just defeated Tel Aviv’s Hotel Gilgal…


Added by Jewish Israel on April 17, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Today’s Reality of Christian Missionizing in Israel

In the most recent Musaf Shabbat supplement of the Hebrew language newspaper, Makor Rishon, two articles were published, regarding Israel’s and the Jews’ relationships with the Christian world.

The first article, titled…


Added by Jewish Israel on April 12, 2016 at 10:44pm — No Comments

"IDF VS CHRISTIANS": Messianic Hananya Naftali sharing Jesus with Israeli Soldiers

IDF VS CHRISTIANS?  For the record, JewishIsrael did not come up with those rather antagonistic headlines.  The popular messianic publication "Israel Today" plastered those words over a screenshot of Christian Messianic Israeli YouTuber Hananya Naftali and his recent clip,…


Added by Jewish Israel on February 28, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Friend or Foe? A former Texas Missionary’s Visit to Mike Evan’s FOZ Museum

By Shannon Nuszen

[This is an op-ed piece in response to the February 22nd Jerusalem Post article:  Int’l delegations converge on Friends of Zion museum]

I’ve heard stories about FBI stings to monitor and catch pedophiles…


Added by Jewish Israel on February 28, 2016 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

A Missionary Foe Turned "Friend"? Judy Lash Balint Interviews Malcolm Hoenlein on Mike Evans' FOZ Museum

Algemeiner is carrying Judy Lash Balint's fascinating and very telling interview with Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of…


Added by Jewish Israel on February 21, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Nostra Aetate 50th Anniversary Marked by Controversial Vatican and Rabbinic Statements

Two statements, one Papal and one Rabbinic, addressing the status of Christian-Jewish interfaith relations emerged with great fanfare last month, only to cause confusion, denial, debate, and some embarrassment among Catholic and Jewish sources. A number of evangelical leaders also weighed in with critical reviews.

The December 10th  Vatican statement,…


Added by Jewish Israel on January 26, 2016 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Yoram Hazony Weighs In on Media Distortion of Vatican Conversion Policy Towards Jews

Dr. Yoram Hazony, a prominent Jewish scholar in the fields of philosophy, theology, and political theory, has written a critical analysis of the recent Vatican document on Catholic-Jewish relations which was misrepresented and misinterpreted in a virtual media blitz.


The article,…


Added by Jewish Israel on December 20, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Billionaire Temple-Building Bishop to Lay Cornerstone in Jordan Valley

Billionaire Bishop Edir Macedo, head of the Brazilian mega-church Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG), will be laying a cornerstone in a ceremony to take place tomorrow, December 17th, at Machaneh Gilgal, located in the Jordan Valley,…


Added by Jewish Israel on December 16, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Professor David Berger Assesses Problems with "Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity"

Tablet Magazine has a lengthy article by Rabbi Dr. David Berger which assesses the impact of ‘Nostra Aetate’ on Jewish-Christian relations.  Included in the Tablet article, Vatican ll at 50, is…


Added by Jewish Israel on December 15, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Statement by Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold in Response to the CJCUC Initiated "Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity"

"They should say 'nostra maxima culpa' – in plain Hebrew- hatanu - for rushing in where angels fear to tread" ---Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik


The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC), under the direction of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, has published a new "historic"…


Added by Jewish Israel on December 9, 2015 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

CJCUC Improving Christian Relations or Destroying Jewish Foundations?

JewishIsrael has been closely monitoring the continued radical interfaith activities associated with the Center for Jewish Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC), founded by the Chief Rabbi of Efrat, Shlomo Riskin.

A comprehensive report, as well as a statement from JewishIsrael Rabbinic Director, Rabbi Sholom Gold,…


Added by Jewish Israel on December 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Missionary Joel Rosenberg Headlines Jerusalem Leaders Summit

Joel Rosenberg a missionary leader who actively encourages the conversion of Jews in Israel and the Diaspora, made banner headlines in the Jerusalem Post online edition on November…


Added by Jewish Israel on November 11, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Chief Rabbis Vindicated for Asking Jews to Avoid ICEJ’s 2015 Jesus Worship Feast

"Suddenly, the music swelled again as the worship team led the gathering in a contemporary version of a very ancient creed: 'We believe in the crucifixion; we believe in the virgin birth; we believe in the resurrection, and that He is coming back to earth!'… the worship team kept singing: 'Make me a house of prayer.' These were the same words that Jesus cried out upon his…


Added by Jewish Israel on October 29, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

MDA Draws Blood at Elav Missionary Conference in Jerusalem

Last month JewishIsrael posted a community update on the Elav missionary conference and concert which took place this year at Jerusalem’s First Station. Sponsored by the Succat Hallel ministry, the annual event openly calls for…


Added by Jewish Israel on August 24, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Messianic Christians to Use Catholic Declaration to Fight Anti-Semitism in Special UN Forum

With significant numbers of Christians and church organizations joining the BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) anti-Israel movement, pro-Israel evangelicals are mobilizing to fight what is being termed as "global genocidal anti-Semitism".

This Tuesday, August…


Added by Jewish Israel on August 11, 2015 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Post-modern anti-semitism: proselytizing

Diane Weber Bederman has taken no prisoners in her stark unveiling of the truth published in  CIJ News

Excerpt from Post-modern anti-semitism: proselytizing

"I’m a very sensitive secular Jew adamantly opposed to proselyting. One doesn’t have to be a Torah observant…


Added by Jewish Israel on July 13, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

B’nai Brith Magazine Cites JewishIsrael's Concerns of the Growing Trend of Missionizing Christian Zionist “Friends”

The 2015 summer edition of B'nai Brith Magazine has an article about Christian Zionists in Israel. Its author, Hillel Kuttler, takes an up close and personal look at Christian friends living in Israel, but also reports on the disturbing trend of increased missionary…


Added by Jewish Israel on July 1, 2015 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

It's Open Fishing Season for Christian Zionist Proselytizers in Israel

If you can't read it, then watch it and weep.


While numerous Christian Zionist leaders continue to deny any proselytizing or a conversionary agenda connected with their "pro-Israel" involvement, it has become increasingly evident that a great number of devout evangelicals can't help but "fish" for vulnerable Jewish souls by "sharing" the gospel,…


Added by Jewish Israel on June 24, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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