To help acquaint Christian visitors to the museum, FOZ set up a large, colorful display inside the main venue for the Feast of Tabernacles events
Christian friends of Israel take part in the Feast of the Tabernacles celebrations in Jerusalem. (photo credit: COURTESY IFCJ)
The Feast of Tabernacles has become a magnet in Jerusalem, drawing tens of thousands of Evangelical Friends of Zion from every continent. They come to express their love for and solidarity with the Jewish people. The pilgrims come to pray for peace in Jerusalem and extend their blessings to Israel. They also celebrate the joy of Sukkot by marching in the streets of Jerusalem. They come from China, Germany, Russia, South Africa, Austria, Brazil, the United States, and more.
Indeed, the nations of the world were out in force this year in Jerusalem during the festival, known also as the Feast of Tabernacles. There were Jews and Christians, locals and visitors, the latter hailing from the four corners of the earth — the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Far East.
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The Friends of Zion Museum (FOZ) led the way in educating and welcoming thousands of visitors during the seven-day period. Jerusalem was filled pilgrims from some 80 nations who came for the Feast of the Tabernacles celebration that is sponsored annually by the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem. These true and enthusiastic Christian Friends of Israel flock to Israel to bask in the joyous atmosphere of the feast and to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
To help acquaint Christian visitors to the museum, FOZ set up a large, colorful display inside the main venue for the Feast of Tabernacles events. Guides at the museum welcomed the many eager groups to take the special tour beginning every 15 minutes and operating until past 10:00pm daily to accommodate the pilgrims.
These pilgrims are unapologetically pro-Israel Christian Zionists. Evangelicals have become a dominant force of support globally for Israel. Recently, when President Donald Trump visited Israel forty-seven billboards greeted him in the city of Jerusalem. They were sponsored by Mike Evans, founder of the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem, and a member of the Trump Founding Faith Board. The originating chairman of the museum was the late President Shimon Peres.
In December 2017, President Trump was presented with the Friends of Zion Award by Dr. Evans. The event was attended by Vice President Mike Pence, Senior Advisors Jared and Ivanka Trump Kushner, as well as faith leaders representing over 150 million Christians globally. The award has also been presented to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Jared Kushner, and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt.
Other distinguished recipients of the Friends of Zion Award are 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush, Crown Prince Albert II of Monaco, former president of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev, President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, and President Horacio Cartes of Paraguay.
In May 2018, the United States officially opened its new Embassy in Jerusalem. The Friends of Zion Museum launched a massive campaign commemorating President Trump and the State of Israel, with 150 bus billboards. Similar campaigns welcomed the president and vice president when they each visited the State of Israel.
Dr. Evans hosted a gala dinner commemorating the historic embassy move. The event featured Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Special Representative for International Negotiations, and Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Kushner.
The Friends of Zion Museum is enjoying capacity crowds; so much so that its doors are now open an hour earlier and remain open five hours later—from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM. In two short years, this initiative has mobilized 28 million friends on social network globally. One of their enterprises is the Jerusalem Prayer Team which has almost 50 million friends worldwide and is the top Facebook site in Israel.
When asked to what he attributed the astounding success, Evans replied, “Israel has always had these amazing friends. The only thing that has not happened in the past is that no one has taken time to activate and educate them. We are utilizing the social network to do so.
That is the reason we created Israel’s first smart museum that uses videomapping and rotoscoping technology. It is connected to social networks.”
The Friends of Zion Museum reveals fascinating stories emphasizing the support and heroism of the many friends of the Jewish People and the State of Israel. It serves as a portal to fight global anti-Semitism and to stand strong against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. The governing board is honored to include Dan Halutz former IDF Chief of Staff, General Yossi Peled, and many more noted Israelis.
Dr. Mike Evans is the Founder of the Friends of Zion Museum and a #1 New York Times bestseller with 81 published books.
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At the same time, the Trump administration is readying further possible sanctions on Venezuela, the official said.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro attends a military exercise in Maracaibo. (photo credit: MIRAFLORES PALACE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS)
WASHINGTON, Feb 8 – The United States is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela’s military urging them to abandon leader Nicolas Maduro and is also preparing new sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on him, a senior White House official said.
The Shalva Band following their final performance on “Rising Star.” Photo: Screenshot.
The Shalva Band has removed itself from the race to represent Israel in this year’s Eurovision competition because some of its members observed Shabbat and would not be able to partake in mandatory rehearsals, The Jerusalem Post reported on Tuesday.
The group, made up of eight musicians who have special needs, was one of four finalists in the “Rising Star” singing contest — the winner of which will represent Israel in Eurovision, set to be held in Tel Aviv in May.
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As Birthright Israel reaches its 700,000th participant, certain voices in America have done their best to slander the organization and force it to make drastic changes. Having staffed multiple Birthright trips as a madrich (youth leader), I have had the amazing opportunity to pass on some of the love for Israel that helped change my life.
Local police in Manchester’s Whitefield neighborhood declared the vandalism a criminal act rather than antisemitic.
Protesters hold placards and flags during a demonstration, organised by the British Board of Jewish Deputies for those who oppose anti-Semitism, in Parliament Square in London, Britain, March 26, 2018.. (photo credit: HENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERS)
The Philips Park Jewish cemetery in Manchester, England, was vandalized on Saturday, during which the tomb of Rabbi Yehuda Zev Segal, who died last year, was desecrated.
Protestors call for the severing of diplomatic ties with Israel during a march in Cape Town. (photo credit: MIKE HUTCHINGS / REUTERS)
A proposed multi-million dollar deal between Israel’s Central Bottling Company (CBC) and South Africa’s biggest dairy producer Clover could be in serious trouble due to heavy pressure from the anti-Israel lobby.
Newly-formed consortium Milco, in which Israel’s Central Bottling Company (CBC) holds a majority, is offering to buy 59.5% of the South African dairy producer.
We need to give the Likud Party some credit for not destroying itself in Tuesday’s internal elections. Given that primaries are the very embodiment of deal-making, political machines and big worker unions voting in lockstep, the results could have been far worse.
When it came to casting a secret ballot, the Likud Party’s registered voters did display some maturity. They weren’t the obedient foot soldiers of Benjamin Netanyahu, who has failed again and again in his machinations.
With elections barely two months away, the greatest challenge facing Israel’s Right emanates neither from the Center nor the Left, but, rather, from within.
Indeed, if recent polls are accurate, several small parties on the Right, most of which may not individually pass the minimum threshold to make it into the next Knesset, could nonetheless win a combined total of 10 to 12 seats, all of which would end up in the dustbin if they fail to run together.
August 2017, white supremacists marched in Charlottesville shouting, “Jews will not replace us”. October 2018, one white supremacist posted on social media that “Jews are taking over the white house”, and that Trump is a puppet of the Jews. Shabbat, the same month, a man enters a synagogue during a Bris celebration and butchers Jewish people who are praying. December 2018, Women’s March leader and Louis Farrakhan (“I’m not an antisemite, I’m an anti-termite”) fan, Tamika Mallory says: “White Jews, as white people, uphold white supremacy…”
Henry Ford devoted his life to two passions: making cars and demonizing Jews. When Hitler said, “I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration,” he wasn’t referring to his car manufacturing. He was referring to Ford’s anti-Semitic ideology that eventuated in the genocide of six million Jews.
Henry Ford does not deserve to be honored. The question the good people of Dearborn should ask themselves is: What would you do if the performing arts center were named after Jefferson Davis? If the answer is that you would remove Davis’s name, then you should remove Ford’s.
It was reported recently that the USA and the Taliban have reached a peace agreement on Afghanistan that will allow US forces to leave that country 17 years after they invaded it on October, 2001, less than a month after 9/11.
Al Qaeda had used that dysfunctional state as a safe haven and, while there, was able to plan and execute the attacks that took the lives of over 3000 people in. After the West invaded, the Taliban