Word from Jerusalem – September 2017

Welcome back friends!

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has published the September issue of Word from Jerusalem and its packed once again with great articles such as:

  • Wake up Call for America – focusing on the rise of Anti-Semitism in the streets of America
  • Christian Leadership Seminars – a report on the graduate meeting in Washington DC, which I attended
  • Remembering the Exodus – a story of 4,500 French Jews whose dream it was to reach the Israeli homeland in 1947
  • Jews from Belarus Make Their Way Home
  • Elijah’s Call to Pure Worship
  • Who Controls Temple Mount?
  • …much more

Read it here:

Netanyahu: Children Should be Taught to Love and Respect, not Hate and Kill

Hi friends!  Today I want to share a simple 90-second video with you.  It is stark, and brings to life the difference between the values taught to Palestinian children versus those taught to Israeli children.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers the message.  Please watch…then pray for God’s peace to be invited into lives of people who spew such hatred.


PS: Stay tuned!  On Thursday I took an absolutely amazing tour, of which I will be sharing segments over the next few days.  It IS possible for Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace!


A Wake up Call to the American Church

Welcome back friends!  I am posting updates while in Israel and I hope you enjoy them.  I’m making efforts to post on both this blog and the Looking for the Blessed Hope Facebook page.  At least for now the page is public, so I believe anyone can get to it. (Much depends upon internet access, and it is easier to post to FB via my phone.)

Meanwhile, I want to share a very pertinent article written by Daryl Hedding, Deputy Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem – US branch.  It squarely addresses a subtle meaning behind the hate-filled actions taken by groups, even in America.  I agree with his summation: the American church (as well as Christians around the world) would do well to wise up to the evil being perpetuated in our country.

Read Wakeup Call for America: Anti-Semitism on Display in the Streets and see what you think.

Shalom from Jerusalem!

Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitism?

Zionism: the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel.

Every people group has a “homeland,” so why is there such a strong movement to deny Jews a homeland?  Given the definition above, is anti-Zionism the same thing as anti-Semitism?  Take a look at this 4-minute video and decide for yourself.  Enjoy!


PS: Stop by tomorrow for a time of worship together!