Word from Jerusalem – August 2018

From terror tunnels to rocket attacks to fire kites and explosive balloons, Israelis living in the area around the Gaza Strip continue to endure.  This month’s edition of Word from Jerusalem details the response of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.  President Jurgen Buhler shares an interesting fact about Israelis living in that chaotic area:

“On our recent visit to the area, our team was astonished to see the resilience of the local inhabitants. Personally, I was concerned that many people would begin to leave the area, but I was surprised to hear that most communities along Gaza are growing! Kfar Aza, for example, is building housing units for 40 more families to join the community. This represents an increase of 30 percent, a remarkable growth rate for a small border Kibbutz in the midst of troublesome times.”
~Jurgen Buhler, ICEJ President

Other articles include:

  • The Battle for Truth – the eschatological battle between Satan and the Kingdom of God over who controls the airwaves
  • The Journey of Dreams – the return of the lost tribes of Israel
  • Quiet Desperation in Ukraine – the surge of Ukrainian aliyah due to oppression of the Russian government
  • Future Proofing Israel and Reaching the Younger Generations – helping Israel maintain a qualitative edge
  • How Should Christians Respond to Israel’s Calling – 5 Scriptural principals Christians should know

Enjoy those articles and more in this month’s edition.

The Embassy is Open! What a Day it was!


Today, as President Donald Trump spoke to the delegation in Jerusalem at the official opening of the US Embassy, our crowd here in Washington DC tuned in as well.  What pure joy to be among staunch Israel-supporting Christians as the celebration took place!  The room erupted many times in applause and celebratory cheers as we watched history being made.

If you missed President Trump’s congratulatory remarks and the unveiling of the official embassy seal, here is the 4 1/2-minute clip:

Later, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a rousing speech, thanking President Trump for following through on his  promise to open the US Embassy in Jerusalem.

“What a glorious day! Remember this moment!  This is history.  President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history!”
~Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel

Watch his exuberant remarks here:

Indeed, it was a glorious day!  Spending it with those who love Israel was a true blessing.  Here in Washington DC we heard from other dignitaries and Christian leaders such as Yaron Gamburg (Minister of Public Diplomacy, Israeli Embassy in Washington), Dr Jurgen Buhler (President, ICEJ), Dr Jerry Johnson (President and CEO, National Religious Broadcasters), Pastor Saleem Shalash (Christian Arab Pastor at Jesus the King Church in Nazareth Israel) and many others.  How encouraging to know that Christians are leading a worldwide movement to share the truth about Israel, and to exhort others to speak out and act boldly on behalf of God’s chosen land and God’s chosen people.

In days ahead I’ll share more about the content of this first-rate gathering, beginning with America’s “Cyrus Moments” tomorrow.  See you then!

Word from Jerusalem – May 2018

Hey friends, in only a few days the international celebration of Israel’s 70th birthday will take place.  Not only is Israel’s 70th year significant in terms of Biblical importance, but it will be an especially meaningful celebration as the US and others move their embassies to Jerusalem!  Gear up…the excitement is about to begin!

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, which by the way, moved in when every other embassy was moving out of Jerusalem, and had a significant part in the decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel.  ICEJ’s VP and Senior Spokesman, David Parsons, was one of the authors of the original legislation that became the Jerusalem Embassy Act, and ICEJ-US Branch spearheaded a petition campaign and letters to the White House, encouraging the move.

Now, ICEJ has dedicated May’s issue of Word from Jerusalem to the celebration of the US Embassy’s move.  In this issue you will find:

  • ICEJ Prayer 2.0 – article by ICEJ President, Jurgen Buhler, who shares his vision of the tidal wave of prayer sweeping all over the world
  • An Israel on the Rise – highlighting Israel’s resiliency and determination
  • The Christian Role in Israel’s Founding
  • Human interest stories from throughout the land…and more!

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to get an inside glimpse into Israel’s 70th anniversary!  Enjoy!