Massive project to support Israel

I reported previously about the Friends of Zion Museum which opened its doors in Jerusalem.  The FoZ now has 50 million supporters and is launching a $100 million project to help educate pro-Israel supporters around the world about the Jewish state, its challenges and achievements.

Wiki publishes 28,000 Israeli archive photos

28,000 public-domain pre-1947 photos extracted from public and private archives in Israel are now available on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Israel developed automatic tools to scan through the previously unsearchable online Israeli archives.

Czech FM visits Western Wall

Israel's Ambassador in Prague Daniel Meron, accompanied Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček to the Western Wall in Jerusalem - the first time a European foreign minister is joined at the wall by an Israeli diplomat.

Six effective ways to stand with Israel

Canadian-Arab Fred Maroun has advice for supporting the Jewish State. Be informed. Put ethics ahead of partisanship. Speak up for Israel among your peers. Speak up wisely on social media. Support Israel’s economy (with links). Be a role model in respecting Israel’s democracy.

A hundred friends

One hundred Christian Zionists visited Israel, led by Pastor John Hagee of Christians United For Israel (CUFI).  Whilst here, they visited the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem where its founder Dr. Mike Evans presented Hagee with an award for his steadfast support of Israel and the Jewish people.

Celebrating Sigd

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin sang “Jeena, Jeena, Ierusalem, longing, longing for Jerusalem” at celebrations marking the Sigd holiday of the Ethiopian-Israeli community. He praised “those ancient, wonderful prayers that you kept hold of and held dear to you and learned by heart and taught your children and passed down the generations.”

UK trust funds Israeli clinic for disabled children

London-based Jewish philanthropists Gillian and Irving Carter, of the Locker Foundation trust, opened the Sylvia Carter Medical Clinic at ALEH Moriah, a treatment center for Israeli children with severe, complex disabilities.

Investing in Israel is Biblical

According to David Parsons, vice-president of ICEJ (International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem), “Investing in Israel is biblical”. ICEJ therefore engaged equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd to present to 6,000 evangelical Christians at its annual Feast of Tabernacles conference.

Record funds raised for IDF

I wrote three weeks ago that the Friends of the IDF (FIDF) raised over $32 million at their gala in New York.  Well, their Beverly Hills event eclipsed that by raising $60 million - a record amount for the charity at a single event. The IDF’s paramedic “heroes” were specifically honored.

Israeli Jews are the quintessentially indigenous people

Dr Nan Greer, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Redlands, outlines the five essential characteristics of an indigenous people and summarizes that Israeli Jews tick all the boxes.