Discover the real Israel

The truth behind Israel's place in the world.

Israel plays a critical role in the world we live in.

 

Understanding the birthplace of Christianity, builds a deeper relationship with God.

God made an unbreakable covenant with Israel and its results are undeniable. Despite the turmoil in the Middle East, Israel is a vibrant country, with world leading advancements in defence technology, health, agriculture, medicine and business. 

As believers we are called to heal the world. God also singles out his first chosen, to comfort and strengthen Israel and her people. 

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Israeli Society

A light to the Nations

Israeli society is a fascinating mix of cultures. The Jewish population have come from many different areas and cultures of the world. Some 1.8 million people, comprising about 24 percent of Israel's population, are non-Jews. Although defined collectively as Arab citizens of Israel, they include a number of different, primarily Arabic-speaking groups, each with distinct characteristics.

Many Arab citizens hold important positions in Israel’s courts, hospitals, business and other areas, working alongside their Jewish counterparts.

The Middle East's only democracy protects freedom of religion ensuring that all faiths have access to its many holy sites.

The country is home to a lively free press, a vibrant civil society, and an independent judicial system. Like all Western democracies, Israel faces challenges to ensure socio-economic stability for its minority populations. 

Abrahamic Covenant

An unbreakable promise and an everlasting covenant.

This Covenant constitutes God’s decision to save the world and to do so through Abraham and his descendants (John 4:22). 

For this purpose it bequeaths to the Jewish people the land of Canaan as an everlasting possession (Genesis 17:7-8) (Psalm 105:9-15).

The Abrahamic Covenant is eternal and cannot be annulled (Galatians 3:17)

Israel’s modern day restoration is not a coincidence, but clear evidence of God’s faithfulness to a promise made 4000 years ago. The return of the Jewish people to the Land of Canaan after thousands of years is a miracle never seen before in all human history.

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"Next year in Jerusalem"

L'Shana Haba'ah B'Yerushalayim, lit.

A declaration that Rabbis often end with at the Passover Seder and Yom Kippur.

The peace that passes all understanding, and the ideal state of the land is often congured in the minds of the faithful. Others wait the Messiach who they deem as the only one able to ensure such a lofty vision.

Christians seek and wait for the some things but in the form a 'second coming' of the one they call Jesus. 

Yashua HaMaschiah. 

The Annointed One. 

 Holocaust 

The systematic murder of six million Jews by Nazi Germany.

The Holocaust was unprecedented genocide, total and systematic, perpetrated by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, with the aim of annihilating the Jewish people. The primary motivation was the Nazis' anti-Semitic racist ideology. Between 1933 and 1941 Nazi Germany pursued a policy that dispossessed the Jews of their rights and their property, followed by the branding and the concentration of the Jewish population. This policy gained broad support in Germany and much of occupied Europe. In 1941, following the invasion of the Soviet Union, the Nazis and their collaborators launched the systematic mass murder of the Jews. By 1945 nearly six million Jews had been murdered. 
 

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https://www.yadvashem.org/holocaust/about.html

The historical reality is this is one of many occasions that attempts have been made to destroy the Jewish people. Psalm 83:4 says “They [the nations] have said, ‘Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more’.”

Christian Friends of Yad Vashem – is part of the The World Holocaust Remembrance Center. It was founded in October 2006 in partnership with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in order to educate Christians about the universal lessons of the Holocaust. We mobilize Christians from various countries to become active in promoting Holocaust awareness and in fighting modern-day anti-Semitism. Among our many activities, we organize an annual Christian Leadership Seminar at Yad Vashem for pastors and other Christian leaders to learn about the Holocaust, meet Survivors of the Shoah, and become ambassadors of our mission.

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Jesus, the Jewish Rabbi

Jewish origins have shaped our Christian faith.

What would it be like to journey back to the first century and walk with the Apostles? The fascinating Jewish world of Jesus, offers inspirational insights that will empower your faith. Our traditions of worship, prayer, feasts, history and culture, that shaped Jesus and his disciples gives us context and valuable insight to bless and heal the world with the message of love.

 Knowing your the Jewish roots of the christian faith will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. By taking a look at the patriachs of Judaism, God's plan comes alive!

Prophecy that is illuminated from the scriptures is a faithful witness to the work of the Holy Spirit that continues to work amongst us today.  

Feast of Tabernacles

A reminder that our lives are lived under the protection of Almighty God.

El Shaddai 

אֵל שַׁדַּי‎, 

This Feast is part of the three great pilgrim Feasts of the Bible the other two being Passover and Pentecost (Leviticus 23:33-44)

The Torah commands an observation to live in leafy booths for seven days just as the children of Israel did in the wilderness. These were very fragile and could not protect one from the harsh desert conditions. A lesson of unswerving trust that God would care for them.

The ICEJ continues to run international events during this time in honor of the way G-d partners with those in faith.

The Feast of Tabernacles is a joyful time and it will be the Feast that all nations will be required to keep in the age to come (Zechariah 14:16-17).

Our annual Christian celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles is a foreshadowing of this coming great day. 

The modern State of Israel

The world's leading start-up nation.

In just seven decades, Israel has transitioned from a developing nation to a bustling hub for innovative and tech companies, earning Israel the title of "Start-Up Nation". The cultural, economic and geopolitical crucible that Israelis are subjected to from a young age produces individuals who do not fear failure, who are willing to shoulder great responsibilities and are always curious to explore how things could be better.

 

As a leader in disaster relief and international development, the Jewish State continues to change lives in many corners of the globe with on the ground assistance - from aiding disaster victims to bringing agricultural technology to Africa

Anti-Semitism 

An old phenomena that requires a communal response.

In most of world’s democratic societies today, traditional anti-Semitism is frowned upon and there is a deep-felt fear of repeating any of the errors of Europe’s anti-Semitic history.

This irrational strain of hate has morphed into modern variants, even from heads of states.

Diplomatic double-standards imposed on Israel, historical revisionism, minimising the Holocaust and criticising Israel’s right to self-defence are all something that the ICEJ media response team keeps watch of. 

People in Israel from a variety of backgrounds live under the constant threat of terror attacks, as well as boycotts, sanctions and divestment (BDS)

"If the Arabs put down their guns, there would be no more fighting. If the Israelis put down their guns, there would be no more Israel."

- Golda Meir (Prime Minister of Israel 1969-1974)

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