Articles written by Etgar Lefkovits

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 By Etgar Lefkovits    News    May 17, 2024 

South African Christians pledge solidarity with Israel

(JNS) - The head of South Africa's second-largest church visiting Israel in solidarity with the Jewish state said Sunday that the South African government is out of sync with the people in its stance...

 
 By Etgar Lefkovits    News    April 26, 2024

Be'eri farmer who lost his wife, son and leg on Oct. 7 returns to his fields

(JNS) - "A farmer does not leave his land." Six months after losing his wife, his 15-year-old son and one of his legs in the Oct. 7 massacre perpetrated by Hamas terrorists in southern Israel, Avida...

 
 By Etgar Lefkovits    News    March 8, 2024

Christian lawmakers head to Israel in biggest mission since war

(JNS) - A group of more than 20 parliamentarians from around the world will gather in Jerusalem this weekend, in the largest political solidarity mission to Israel since the Oct. 7 massacre. The...

 
 By Etgar Lefkovits    News    March 1, 2024

American Christian Media group: Ax usage of 'West Bank'

(JNS) - The head of a prominent group of American Christian media broadcasters urged members in the association to cease using the term "West Bank" when reporting about Israel's biblical heartland....

 

Philanthropy to Israel at all-time high following Oct. 7

(JNS) — The Hamas’s Oct. 7 invasion of Israel has spurred a historic level of Jewish philanthropy, with the largest emergency fund set up when the war broke out alone raising nearly $800 million, the Jewish Federations of North America said on Mon...

 

Dutch lawmakers urged to make UNRWA funding freeze permanent

(JNS) — The heads of the Knesset’s Christian Allies Caucus on Feb. 7 pressed Dutch legislators to cut funding to UNRWA altogether, as Israel seeks alternatives for the U.N. body over its ties to Palestinian terrorism. The discussion, at the Dut...

 

Christian rally at Knesset in solidarity with Israel

(JNS) — Scores of Christian supporters from around the world gathered in Israel’s parliament on Tuesday, marking the 20th anniversary of the Knesset’s Christian Allies Caucus in a show of solidarity amid the war against Hamas in Gaza. The event...

 

Yad Vashem opens art exhibition in shadow of Oct. 7 massacre

(JNS) - An art exhibition is debuting Thursday at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem, two days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, as the memory of the Shoah is fresh on the minds of Israelis...

 

Voluntary emigration from Gaza dropped due to US opposition

(JNS) — A proposal to encourage the voluntary emigration of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip as part of a post-war plan is no longer being considered due to opposition from the Biden administration, a leading Israeli lawmaker said Wednesday. The i...

 

Israeli Olympic champion to auction medal

(JNS) — An Olympic champion who won Israel’s first-ever world gold in gymnastics is auctioning off the medal to raise money for the Gaza border communities devastated in the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas terrorists. Artem Dolgopyat, 26, won the 2023 Wor...

 

Two months on, still no word on elderly US woman wounded on Oct. 7

(JNS) - A pair of eyeglasses. In 66 days, that is the only trace found of the 70-year-old American-Canadian teacher who was shot by Hamas terrorists when out for a walk with her husband on the...

 

Is it OK to eat? Child hostages ask doctors who treated them

(JNS) - Is it OK to eat? Can we look out the window? Is it alright to leave the room? These were among the questions that scores of traumatized Israeli children held hostage for over 50 days by Hamas...

 

Muslim women leaders from US in Israel on solidarity mission

(OFAKIM, Israel, JNS) — A reverential silence fell on the room as the four American-Muslim women bowed their heads in prayer on Friday for the victims of the Hamas attack on Israel. Moments e...

 

Remains found of 12-year-old girl burned alive by Hamas

(JNS) - The remains of a 12-year-old Israeli girl, burned alive alongside her twin brother and great-aunt in the Oct. 7 Hamas onslaught on southwestern Israel, have been identified by archaeologists...

 

The youngest hostage

(JNS) - Nine months old. The smiling red-haired baby had recently started to crawl after rocking on all fours. Kfir Bibas lived with his parents and 4-year-old brother in a kibbutz in southern...

 

Holocaust survivor saved from Hamas buries son, fears for captive family

(JNS) — “This is a second Holocaust for me,” said survivor Ruth Haran, 87, who is reliving a childhood nightmare. Twice now, she has made it out alive from the inferno. But the death, the destruction and the fear have all returned and come full...

 

Survived the Holocaust, killed by Hamas

(JNS) - The messages kept coming in to Kibbutz Holit's emergency WhatsApp group. "Save us, save us," "Where is the army?" "They are trying to burn down the houses" and "There's gunfire." A 7-year-old...

 

Three generations wiped out by Hamas in Kibbutz Be'eri

(JNS) — A 73-year-old grandmother, her 43-year-old son and barely 10-month granddaughter. Three generations of one Israeli family brutally murdered by Hamas terrorists on Oct. 7 were laid to rest S...

 

Elderly couple survive three Hamas assaults on home in Kibbutz Yitzhak

(JNS) - "You're not going out. You are not going out." Those were 63-year-old Vivian Roitman's fateful words to her 72-year-old husband Menachem on the morning of Oct. 7, after the Hamas terrorists...

 

Grandmother outsmarts Hamas terrorists in her home

(JNS) - The Hamas gunman aimed his rifle at the elderly couple in their home in Ofakim, southern Israel, early Saturday morning. He held a grenade on Rachel Edri's head, began screaming "Allah Akbar"...

 

Rare Roman weapons uncovered

(JNS) - A cache of weapons believed to have been hidden by Jews during their revolt against the Romans nearly two millennia ago has been uncovered in the Judean Desert, the Israel Antiquities...

 

Normalization with Israel a clear Saudi interest

(JNS) - A peace deal with Israel is a clear Saudi interest and will likely lead to further accords with additional Muslim countries, the acting American ambassador to Israel said Thursday. The...

 

Yad Vashem cutting ties with US fundraising partner

(JNS) — In a dramatic turn of events, Yad Vashem, Israel’s official Holocaust memorial, said on Wednesday that it is terminating its longstanding relationship with its U.S. fundraising arm, amid an intra-organizational financial dispute which is the...

 
 By Etgar Lefkovits    News    June 23, 2023

Evangelical leader decries mainstream church efforts to malign Israel

(JNS) - A concerted effort is underway by some mainstream churches to convince evangelical Christians to be less supportive of Israel, the incoming head of an evangelical organization headquartered...

 
 By Etgar Lefkovits    News    April 28, 2023

Distorted views of Holocaust on rise

(JNS) - Holocaust distortion and trivialization and banalization are on the rise around the globe, even as outright denial is relegated to the fringes of society, the head of Yad Vashem said. The rema...

 

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