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Remembering Zvi (1928-2014)

Zvi was The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry’s first worker in Israel. He spent a majority of his life serving the Lord in Jerusalem making known the wonderful riches of mercy and grace that can only be found in the Messiah Jesus. Yet, the amazing story of Zvi’s life doesn’t begin in Jerusalem, it originates back in Poland.

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What Does It Mean to "Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem"?

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem,” an extremely famous biblical command that comes from one of David’s ascent psalms (122:6). An ascent psalm was sung as a worship song while the Israelites ascended to the Temple in Jerusalem to praise the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. David’s command to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem,” written 3,000 years ago, was not penned for his generation only; I believe the prayer still has power and meaning for Christians today. Even though our churches aren’t built to face Jerusalem we are still called to pray for Jerusalem’s peace. So as believers in Jesus, what does it mean to pray for the peace of Jerusalem?

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Hamas: West Bank or Bust.

For almost seven years the Palestinian Territories in the West Bank were controlled by the “moderate” Fatah government with President Mahmoud Abbas at its helm, and not too far away on the Mediterranean coast Hamas, a radical Islamist group, governed the Gaza Strip. Although these two locations both have Palestinian citizens, they are managed by two different groups.

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