Firebomb and Stabbing

Late Wednesday night a convicted murderer stabbed a border policeman with an axe at the entrance of the Damascus Gate in the Old City. He was trying to attack a group of policemen, but was captured before he majorly injured any one of them. This came not too long before several firebombs were thrown at a police car setting it on fire. Thankfully, the passengers in the car were able to get out of … [Read more...]

A Movement to Boycott Israel

At Hope for Israel one of our main goals as a ministry is to provide a rightful understanding of Israel through a sound biblical view of God’s Word and its application in our lives. We have invested a great deal of time and research to provide our readers with comprehensive materials explaining the history of the Jewish people while considering the full context of the Scriptures in order to help … [Read more...]

Abortion in Israel

In recent months, after the disclosure of videos with Planned Parenthood management in the U.S., there has been much talk about the subject of abortion. This is also a huge issue in Israel, with it having one of the most liberal policies of any country in the world. For a seemingly conservative government, there is very little protest to the highly subsidized abortions the Israeli government … [Read more...]

Abraham’s Descendants of Promise (Part 3)

In part 2 of my mini series on Abraham’s Descendants of Promise, I wrote about Abraham and Sarah’s lack of patience in trusting God’s promise to bless them with a descendant. Not only did this reveal Abraham’s human nature, but also that God’s promise of a descendant would come out of the line of Sarah… and not anyone else. In Genesis 17, the Lord affirms this issue once again: “Then God … [Read more...]

Rosh Hashanah Project

Come the eve of September 13, all the families in Israel will be gathering together for a festive meal with sweets to celebrate the Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah (literally meaning 'the head of the year'). Yet, our hearts go out to the families that are unable to host or contribute to such celebrations strictly because of financial restraints. We want every family to start out the new year with … [Read more...]

Prostitution in Israel

Recently a woman committed suicide in Israel and it came to light soon after that she was a call girl in the streets of Tel Aviv. Sadly, this woman was not identified and her name went in the obituary as "A woman". The brothel that employed her seems to be taking no responsibility for her and this has become an outrage to the Israeli public. Prostitution in Israel is a large industry, … [Read more...]

Kids and Parents Prepare to Return to School

On September 1st all of the children in Israel head back to school. We pray that this summer break has been full of fun and growth both for the children and their parents. As is every year the families are starting to gear up again for their kids to get back into their school schedule. We ask for your prayers during this time of preparation for families and also for HFI as the return to school … [Read more...]

Rosh Hashanah

Dear friend of Hope for Israel, Soon enough summer will be ending and autumn will be here before we know it. With it comes cooler weather, kids starting a new school year and the celebration of the Fall Feasts in Israel. The first of the Fall Feasts is the Jewish New Year, also called Rosh Hashanah, which takes place on Tishrei 1 (the first day of the first month on the Jewish calendar). This … [Read more...]

Breaking news: rocket projectiles landed in Northern Israel

The red alert sounded in northern Israel after multiple rockets landed near an Israeli village. Sources verified that the rockets were shot from Syria, two landing in the Upper Galilee and another two landed in the Golan Heights. The rockets have caused a fire in the field where they landed. Please be praying for firefighters as they rush to put out the fire and the safety of any residents nearby. … [Read more...]

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...]