Opinion: What’s New in Israel’s Political Circus?

By Mali Rozen June 2022 Israel is home to a rather unstable system of government. To say that the last few years of Israeli politics have been rocky is an understatement. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett … Read More

Shavuot: Freedom & Fellowship

On Saturday, June 4th at sundown, we will celebrate Shavuot, also known as the “Feast of Weeks”. This holiday marks the conclusion of the seven weeks in which we count the Omer, as God instructed … Read More

Jerusalem Day: Celebration or Provocation?

By: Mali RozenMay 2022   Is Jerusalem Day a celebration or provocation? As with everything else concerning the modern State of Israel, it depends on who you ask. Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalyim) is an Israeli … Read More

Why Ukraine is Not Europe’s “Palestine”

By: Mali Rozen March 2022 Gigi Hadid, popular American model and daughter of Nazareth-born Jordanian-American millionaire, Mohamed Hadid, recently sparked another round of controversy by comparing Ukraine to Palestine. In an Instagram post, Hadid claimed … Read More

Shemitah: What it is and Why It Matters

By: Mali Rozen February 2022 Israel is in a Shemitah year. “Shemitah” or “Shmita” is a word that describes a concept in Judaism that refers to the seventh year of a seven-year cycle, where God … Read More

Israel & The UN: The Coming Showdown

By: Mali Rozen January 2022 Israel and the United Nations (UN) have had a precarious relationship over the decades. Ironically, the very body that stipulated the need for partitioning then-British Mandate Palestine into a Jewish … Read More

Was Jesus Palestinian?

By: Mali Rozen Every Christmas season, there are those who want to make sure people “remember” that Jesus was Palestinian. Amer Zahr, an American-Palestinian comic, activist, and lawyer, is one of the most vocal people … Read More

Ben & Jerry’s Political Flavor of the Month

by Hope for Israel Staff August 2021 Vermont-based ice cream company, Ben & Jerry’s, announced in late July that it will not renew its contract with its current Israeli licensee at the end of December … Read More

Israel’s New Government — Is This Apartheid?

Hope for Israel Staff June 2021 Israel recently swore in its 36th Knesset. After a tumultuous two years of political impasses and four elections, Naftali Bennett became Israel’s 13th Prime Minister, and Yair Lapid, the … Read More

Israel’s War with Hamas — What’s Really Happening?

May 2021 By Hope for Israel Staff Writer Israel is at war with Hamas…again. Although a ceasefire went into effect in the early morning hours of Friday, May 21st, 2021, the conflict is far from over. With … Read More