“I didn’t choose to be a Muslim…”
Meeting a secret believer
by Julia Fisher
As a broadcast journalist, for almost 20 years I have travelled frequently to Israel to record the stories of both Jewish and Arab/Palestinian believers, so Christians in the West can hear news of what God is doing despite political tensions in the region.
Recently I was taken to meet ‘A’, a recent convert from Islam. My friend, who lives in the area, understands the precautions necessary when arranging such sensitive and dangerous rendezvous. We cautiously drove to an area of ‘no man’s land’, pulled into the side of the road and ‘A’ slipped into the back of the car. We drove off thankfully; nobody had noticed and we weren’t being followed.
Police holding the line against a sea of anti-Israel marchers
Picture: Christians United for Israel
Disaster awaits if we don’t stand with the Jewish nation
As Londoners are left reeling with shock at a succession of terrible tragedies, angry residents and pundits inevitably start looking for someone to blame.
At the rally following London’s Al Quds1 march, the Iranian-inspired day calling for the destruction of Israel, one speaker perversely blamed the tragic West London fire on ‘Zionists’.2
And having failed to give a clear lead on so many ethical issues, the UK Government’s moral backbone is once more being tested – this time on the crucial issue of whether or not we will stand with Israel in her time of need.
Israel Focus meeting hosted by Jennifer Nevill, Longton Elim Church, Stoke on Trent, 22 June
Journalist and author Charles Gardner was on familiar ground when he was invited to speak to Christians about the impact of his faith on his career and his subsequent passion for Israel. Over 35 people attended, representing four local churches.
Originally from South Africa, he sensed the call of God on his life to become a journalist in his early twenties when he began working mainly in the secular media until his retirement a few years ago.
Peers call for Palestine recognition
But British Government refuses to apologise over Balfour Declaration
by Charles Gardner
British politicians are once again demonstrating the moral confusion that has seen them pass so many laws contradicting the biblical precepts upon which our civilisation was based.
The latest example is the suggestion from an influential House of Lords committee that the UK Government recognise a new state of Palestine.
Justin Welby described his 12-day-trip to Israel as a “pastoral pilgrimage”
The Archbishop of Canterbury told Israeli and Palestinian leaders in May that he believes there’s a window of opportunity for peace. Justin Welby said: “It does seem, listening to many, that… Perhaps there is a moment of opportunity coming that may not repeat itself for a while.”
The BBC broadcast a report by Tim Samuels of how he spent a night at an Israeli hospital staffed by Jewish, Muslim and Druze medics that is treating wounded Syrians, both soldiers and civilians, who cannot get the treatment they …
The British government has made an unprecedented statement against the United Nations Human Rights Council after the latest vote condemning Israel.
The UK issued a statement putting the council “on notice” over its bias against Israel, threatening to vote against …
The tragic ship Exodus
By Jennifer Nevill
About 50 people travelled from far and wide to Little Stoke, Bristol to learn and to pray about various events relating to the history of Britain and Israel which will be commemorated in 2017.
In July and September in Haifa, Israel,70 years on, those Holocaust survivors who were on board the Exodus ship 1947 and their families will be remembering the historic and traumatic events relating to the ship. British Christians are invited to participate in these commemorations as an act of repentance for what our nation did.
A young Jewish family being helped from the plane by two of the Ebenezer team after it has just touched down in Israel
Judith Adams reports on the Ebenezer Operation Exodus Surrey/Sussex conference, Crawley, 18 February
ELIM CHURCH, CRAWLEY, was the welcoming venue where we enjoyed an exciting mix of praise, worship, and anointed teaching. Updates on a recent Hanukkah visit distributing humanitarian aid to suffering Jews in war-torn Ukraine brought a tear to many.