Explosion thrown at IDF guard stand

Late Wednesday night, a homemade explosive was thrown at a stand where an IDF soldier was standing guard near the neighborhood in south Jerusalem called Beit Jala. The soldier was wounded and rushed to the hospital. It is not clear if these attacks over the past several weeks are isolated, "lone wolf" incidents or if there is a larger plot going on. We ask that you would continue to pray over the … [Read more...]

Abraham’s Descendants of Promise (Part 2)

As we continue with our study of Abraham’s descendants of promise, let us keep at the forefront of our minds a foundational, yet often forgotten fact: God is the Creator of the universe and we are not. We men and women are but part of His creation, and therefore, as the clay submits to the Potter to be molded as the Potter sees fit, so are we to submit to Him. Often times, we receive a Word … [Read more...]

Prayer Alert: Another stabbing today

Unfortunately, in the past month there have been reports of 5 stabbings of either soldiers or Israeli civilians. Today, the attack happened at the same junction as occurred less than 48 hours ago. According to the story, a Palestinian man approached the officers at the checkpoint claiming he was sick and then pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the officers. He was then shot to death by another … [Read more...]

Heat Wave

Another heat wave has come to Israel. Just a few weeks ago, several people were hospitalized and some died from heat stroke. Temperatures in the 100's are not common for Israelis so some do not take extra precautions like they should. Please pray for safety this week as temperatures rise, especially for children playing outside or those hiking in the daytime. … [Read more...]

Prayer Alert: Two Stabbings Today

A Border Police officer was stabbed in the area of Judea and Samaria near Ariel. He was lightly injured and taken to the hospital. The 16-year old boy who stabbed him was shot and killed by security forces. Earlier in the day a soldier was stabbed on the same highway. Both the victim and the attacker were lightly injured and are being treated. These kinds of reports are becoming an almost weekly, … [Read more...]

God’s Protection

Our prayer to you: May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in … [Read more...]

Right-Wing Extremists

The attack on the Arab family a few weeks ago is strongly connected with a growing issue in Israel that needs prayer. There have been numerous incidents over the years of right-wing religious extremists carrying out attacks on Palestinian, Christian and Israeli targets. These are the people who carry out the "price tag" acts and who are accused of setting fire to the Church of Loaves and Fishes … [Read more...]

Thank You – August 2015

Dear HFI Partner, Blessings and greetings to you from Jerusalem! We have some special news to share with you – Hope for Israel has a new office in Jerusalem! For the past couple of weeks, we have been busy packing and cleaning our old office and moving everything into our new home. We have been growing in number and vision over the past several years and have been praying about an office to … [Read more...]

Abraham’s Descendants of Promise

Often times, I am asked a very logical question with regard to the fact that Abraham’s first-born son was Ishmael, so why is it that Isaac – his second son—inherited Abraham’s original blessing? It is a valid question, and one that begs an answer. In the next few blog entries, as we dig deeper into Scripture, I pray that we will have a more solid understanding of this issue. The first point … [Read more...]

Israeli Administration

The people of Israel are subject to the rulings and decisions of the Israeli government. Israel faces many struggles, whether economically, politically, or socially -- as do all nations. We simply ask that you would join us in prayer for those whom God has appointed to be the leaders of this generation in Israel. Pray that this will be a government and nation that puts their hope and trust in the … [Read more...]