Two decades and three administrations have passed since Public Law 104–45—Nov. 8, 1995 was approved by Congress. Every six months, presidents have routinely postponed the U.S. Embassy move via waiver for fear of antagonizing Israel’s enemies—a strategy that failed to achieve the objective.
For people of faith living in the 21st century, the prophetic implications are staggering. More than 2700 years ago, the prophet Isaiah urged us to rejoice with Jerusalem!
The tragic reality is that when Hitler targeted the Jewish people, the faith community turned a blind eye.
Without a God’s-eye view of Israel, perceptions can be easily skewed. People of faith must be serious about getting the historical facts right and communicating biblical truth.
Who owns Machpelah? What is the historical precedent for UNESCO’s latest proposed designation? Can you connect the dots to the ancient cultural ties?
As mortal beings, it’s impossible to foresee the outcome of events where the course of history is altered in a way we never anticipated. Yet, on Yom Yerushalayim—Jerusalem Day—such an outcome is commemorated.
Prophetic passages in both Testaments of the Bible affirm the centrality of Jerusalem in Israel’s future. Those with an obsession to destroy Israel and rewrite history disavow what every rational person recognizes. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and the heart of the Jewish world.
“May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you; may He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion.” PSALM 20:1-2
Set an alarm to pause in a moment of silent solidarity with our Jewish friends, neighbors and co-workers. Then, determine to use Yom HaShoah to counter those who attempt to diminish and co-opt the memory of the Holocaust.
“Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth. Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” PSALM 124:6-7