Abortion opponents have organized the country's first national pro-life prayer effort at locations such as Gardens of Life near Jerusalem. They recognize their fight is an uphill battle in largely pro-choice Israel. Sandy Shoshani's organization, Be'ad Chaim (Pro-Life Israel) has saved an estimated 5,000 babies from abortion over the last couple of decades. It's an ongoing effort because of the ease in obtaining the procedure here.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is slated to address the U.N. General Assembly Friday morning, and it will wrap up a whirlwind week of diplomacy as he ends his week in the U.S. after a long-awaited meeting with President Joe Biden and the prospect of a historic peace treaty with Saudi Arabia.
Messianic Israelis have joined international Christian groups in a call for 1 million people to pray one hour for Israel as Jews around the world mark Yom Kippur with fasting and prayer on the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Yom Kippur begins Sunday evening, September 24th, and continues until an hour after sunset on Monday, September 25th. Mike Bickle, director of the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City, MO, issued the call with Ron Cantor, a Messianic leader in Israel.
More than a thousand Christians gathered last week for a special international conference called "Gather America" in Dallas, Texas. The event was co-founded by Joshua Aaron, an award-winning American-Israeli Messianic singer, along with his brother, Jason Eli.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Joe Biden finally met at a Manhattan hotel Wednesday, nearly 9 months after the prime minister took office. The meeting took place as world leaders assembled for the gathering of the United Nations General Assembly. In New York, Biden also invited Netanyahu to the White House sometime before the end of the year. Many in Israel had considered it a snub that the administration invited President Isaac Herzog to the White House this summer, but had refused to extend an offer for Netanyahu to visit Washington.
UNESCO has declared ancient Jericho as a “Palestinian Heritage” site, and some say that eradicates the biblical connection to the city. Considered the “oldest city in the world," Jericho is most commonly known for its biblical history. The book of Joshua describes how the Children of Israel crossed into the Promised Land and then confronted Jericho according to the commandment of God.
Pro-life leaders in Israel will hold a first-ever "National Prayer for Life" event in central Israel this Friday during the "Ten Days of Awe" between the Jewish Feast of Trumpets holiday and the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, which begins Sunday evening.
Three years ago, the world changed as Israel and Arab Gulf States signed what is known as the Abraham Accords. Earlier this month, Israel achieved another milestone in its relations with the Arab world when the government opened a permanent embassy in Manama, the capital of Bahrain.
The nation of Israel is celebrating the fall feasts, a special season of biblical holidays. These annual holy days begin with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and include Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Yet, there's more to this season, and the Bible points the way. Rosh Hashanah literally means "the head of the year," the New Year, and biblically it's much more than that. In the Book of Leviticus, it's called Yom Hateruah, the day of the blowing of trumpets or ram's horns – the Judgment Day.
Traveling through some of the many villages outside of Marrakesh, about an hour’s drive away, it is easy to see how destructive last Friday’s earthquake has been. Because of the fear of aftershocks, many of the people of this region are living in tents on the side of the road. On our way to these outlying villages, CBN News saw thousands of those people in tents.