“Jerusalem is Not Holy to Muslims, Enough with this Lie!”

Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein stated the obvious (but ignored):

“Jerusalem is not holy to Muslims…enough with this lie!”
~Arutz Sheva, 3/16/2018

Consider these facts Klein pointed out in the above-referenced article:

  • Jerusalem was Israel’s capital under King David 3,000 years ago, and has never been the capital of any other country.
  • When the Arabs conquered Israel in 716 AD, Ramla became their capital, not Jerusalem.
  • Jewish holy books mention Jerusalem 700 times.  It is not mentioned in the Qur’an even once.
  • Arabs have never cared enough to invest in Jerusalem.
  • When Jordan controlled Jerusalem between 1948-1967, everything of importance was built in Amman, not Jerusalem.
  • During that time, Jerusalem became a slum, lacking water, electricity and plumbing,

No matter how you slice it, the land belongs to Israel.  (See 8 Principles Regarding Israel and Her Land)  However, that doesn’t mean there will be no challenges.  Let’s pray for Jews to live in righteousness in their land so they may reap the benefits of God’s full promise to them!

ICEJ Vice President David Parsons Talks about the US Embassy Move

By now you know that President Trump has announced the US will move the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May.  Despite threats of turmoil and retaliation from Arabs and Palestinians, Trump made good on a campaign promise.

But did you know the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 ordered the US Embassy to be situated in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999?  In fact, the law actually stipulated 3 things:

Jerusalem Embassy Act - 3 Stipulations

President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as well as his announcement that the embassy will be moved to Jerusalem were simply fulfillment of law that Congress passed 23 years ago!  (See a copy of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 here.)

But how did the law originate?  In the 1990’s, David Parsons (who is now a Vice President and Senior Spokesperson for ICEJ), drafted the bill, including the three specific points noted above.  The bill changed somewhat (including the provision of presidential waivers) before being passed by Congress in 1995.  But it was almost a quarter century later when President Trump finally did what no other president had the courage to do: fulfill the provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995!

Recently, David Parsons was interviewed by CBN, where he discussed the significance of the recent presidential pronouncements.  Take time to view the 6 1/2-minute interview here and read the story here.


The Church’s Responsibility: Stand with Israel

“As Christians, we love God. And we want to love Him with all of our hearts, with all of our being. But we also have to love what He loves. And He has chosen to love a very special nation. If we’re going to love God, we must love the Nation of Israel.”
~Wayne Hilsden (Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries)

The Bible teaches us to stand with Israel, yet many in the church don’t know that, or don’t know why.  Thankfully, God has burdened some Christians (myself included) to speak out, to teach and to exhort others to stand with Israel.  Israel-supporting ministries are popping up as never before, and I thank God for that.

Currently, a new film, Why Stand with Israel?, is being produced and is scheduled to premiere in Jerusalem during the Feast of Tabernacles (in September).  The 90-minute film will then premiere in theaters across America (likely a one-time showing) before being released on DVD and online throughout the world.

“Several years ago, while hosting some friends at our house to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, I was astounded by how many Christians had so many misconceptions about Israel and were Biblically uniformed about their Judeo-Christian heritage.  I felt there needed to be an avenue to expose all these lies and misconceptions about Israel and to encourage the Church that it’s time to eradicate our long history of antisemitism and our replacement theology teaching that we somehow replaced the Jewish people as God’s chosen people.”
~Producer Brian Sanders

Amen to that!

I’m looking forward to the film and will pray for God’s supernatural wisdom and guidance as they produce it.  I hope you will, too.  Let’s consider how we might use this film (and other resources) to educate and encourage our Christian brothers and sisters about the importance of our Jewish roots, and the importance of standing with Israel.

Meanwhile, here is the trailer:


For if the Gentiles have had a share in the Jews’ spiritual “good things” it is only fair that they should look after the Jews as far as the good things of this world are concerned.
~Romans 15:27 (Phillips Translation)

US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, to AIPAC: “The US is at its Strongest when We Stand with Israel!”

If you have never heard David Friedman speak, you will find him to be far from “rah-rah,” but yet very principled and profound.  The US Ambassador to Israel comes across as wise, steadfast and contemplative.  You won’t hear him raise his voice to make major points of a speech, but rather (if like me) you will find yourself listening intently to what he has to say.

Like other dignitaries who have addressed AIPAC over the past couple days, he proudly proclaims the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and he seems to stand proudly that he is the Ambassador who will inhabit the new embassy in Jerusalem!

His speech to AIPAC was calm and measured, portraying the right type of personality of one who sits in high-stakes negotiations on behalf of America and in support of Israel.  He also speaks of Biblical principles, on which America was founded, and on which he stakes his decisions.  I encourage you to watch his 20-minute speech and listen intently to hear this servant’s resolve to carry out his duties as Ambassador with dignity and honor.

See Ambassador Friedman’s and all the AIPAC speeches here.