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Our History

Learn more about The Friends of Israel

The Friends of Israel was founded in 1938 by Christian leaders in response to the desperate needs of Jewish people afflicted by the raging torrents of Nazi hate.

Through this Christian ministry, funds were raised and aid was distributed to Jewish refugees in their darkest hours of need. Today, The Friends of Israel is an important evangelical Christian voice in opposing anti-Semitism, explaining the unique, biblical role of Israel in God’s plan and encouraging Christians to pray for Israel and support her biblical, historical, and moral rights to live within secure borders.

For more about our history, read FOI at 75, by Elwood McQuaid. You can also watch our 75th Anniversary Celebration video and view the 75th Anniversary Timeline.