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American singer and songwriter Johnny Cash at a lavish meal in Jerusalem held in his honor on his third visit to Israel, November 1971. Credit: The Dan Hadani Archive, Pritzker Family National Photography Collection at the National Library of Israel, Jerusalem/IPPA staff.

National Library of Israel releases photos from Johnny Cash’s ‘Holy Land’ visit

The National Library of Israel in Jerusalem has released rare photographs from a November 1971 visit by legendary musician Johnny Cash to Israel. It took place during a professional and spiritual resurgence for the star after years...

Guatemala names street after Jerusalem, ‘capital of Israel’

The Israeli ambassador to Guatemala officially inaugurated a road this week named “Jerusalem Street, the capital of Israel,” becoming the 27th street in the country named after Israel’s capital within the past two years. Ambassador...
Israel Allies Foundation staff with Gilad Erdan and Mike Pence. Credit: Israel Allies Foundation.

Israeli ambassador Erdan: Christian allies of Israel are ‘Iron Dome of truth’ for Jewish...

Israeli Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan and former Vice President Mike Pence addressed hundreds of Christian supporters of Israel at the Israel Allies Foundation Gala Awards in Texas...
Young evangelical Christians at a concert. Credit: Jantanee Runpranomkorn/Shutterstock.

Why is young evangelical support for Israel eroding?

Over the past few decades, evangelical Christians have emerged as one of Israel’s core bases of support both in the United States and many other countries as well. However, growing trends of secularization and...
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men walk through Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City on Oct. 30, 2020. Photo by Sliman Khader/Flash90.

Report: Christian missionaries infiltrate haredi enclave in Jerusalem

The haredi community of Jerusalem’s French Hill neighborhood was rocked by scandal on Sunday after it was revealed that a prominent local haredi family were actually Christian missionaries. According to haredi news site Behadrei Hadarim, the family used forged documents to immigrate...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández at the opening of a Honduran Trade Office in Jerusalem on Sept. 1, 2019. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Honduras becomes 50th country to form a Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus

Honduras just became the Israel Allies Foundation’s (IAF) 50th country to join its Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucuses network. Achieving its goal to reach 50 countries by the end of 2020, IAF president Josh Reinstein said...
An Israeli nurse during a simulated vaccination against the COVID-19 virus at the Sheba Medical Center. Israel is to being its vaccination campaign on Dec. 27, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

A third of Israelis plan not to take COVID-19 vaccine, new poll shows

With Israel poised to begin rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations, a new poll indicates that a little more than a third of Israelis say they won’t take the shots. According to an Israel Hayom poll, 37 percent of...
Dean Bye, head of Return Ministries, which runs the Aliyah Return Center operating at JAFI’s Bikat Kinarot educational complex in the Jordan Valley. Source: YouTube.

Jewish Agency partnership with Canadian evangelical group prompts furor over missionary activity

In a strongly worded letter dated Dec. 6, leaders of Beyneynu, an Israeli nonprofit group dedicated to “good relations,” calls for the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) to investigate and put an end to...
Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and Keren Hayesod hold the 13th annual "Night to Honor Christian Allies." Credit: Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.

Knesset Christian Allies Caucus and Keren Hayesod honor Christian leaders

This past week, the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus held its 13th annual “Night to Honor Our Christian Allies” to honor Christian leaders who have been steadfast in their commitment to Israel. The event was...

Netanyahu’s Christmas message: Israel has ‘no better friend’ than Christians

In a Christmas greeting video published on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed appreciation for Christian support of the State of Israel. “Merry Christmas to all our Christian friends in Israel and around the...