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All articles & reviews tagged with israel

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May 2017
Israel

Reaching out to Holocaust survivors

Grace and Truth Congregation at Rishon- Le-Tzion, Israel, hosted a concert featuring Finland’s Nina Åström on 7 March 2017, in which she performed gospel songs and shared her Christian faith with attendees. In a Grace and Truth newsletter, the organisation expressed gratitude to Nina, who was called to minister to prisoners in Russia, the…

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March 2017
Israel

Encouragement in Israel

On 20 October 2016, the Grace and Truth Christian Congregation, Rehovot, celebrated its 40th anniversary. It was an historic event, not only for this congregation, but also for the body of Christ in Israel.   Not many congregations in Israel were established before 1976, and this was certainly a sure sign of the faithfulness…

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Redressing the balance

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March 2012
Israel

Redressing the balance

Redressing the balance Israel is a fascinating, frustrating, friendly and sometimes plain mad place to live! The fascination comes from living within the pages of the Bible. The frustration arises from Middle Eastern attitudes to life. The madness stems from the clash of cultures between Arabs and Jews, and the rightward shift of Israeli…

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Review

Reviews > Book

Zion’s New Name: Why the Christian Church is in Continuity with Biblical Israel

Andrew Sibley’s latest book is a true curate’s egg: excellent in parts. First, the good bits. Sibley is anxious to repudiate a theology that claims the church has replaced Israel and denies hope of any future blessing for national Israel. He also reminds us that God loves both Jews and Palestinians, both Jews and…

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Reviews > Book

Zion’s Christian Soldiers? The Bible, Israel and the Church

This well-timed biblical review of God’s purposes for Israel and the Church is set against the background of much contemporary Christian teaching and literature on this subject. Explaining and examining the relationship between ‘Christian Zionism’ and ‘Biblical Prophecy’, he describes how they have had, and continue to have an influence on USA politics. I…

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Israel after sixty years

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May 2008
Israel

Israel after sixty years

Israel after sixty years   The State of Israel was founded on 14 May 1948 and recognised by the United Nations the same day. The new State was the focus of Jewish hope. Hounded, humiliated, abused and misused by the nations for 2,000 years, the Jewish people would at last be an accepted member…

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July 2005
Israel

Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah?

Richard Gibson of Christian Witness to Israel reports on a recent meeting in Durham:   Over seventy students came to hear Nick Howard, son of Conservative Party leader Michael Howard, address the question: ‘Is Jesus the Jewish Messiah?’ The event was part of a ‘Hot Potatoes’ series of talks organised by the Durham Intercollegiate…

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