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  • Pastor Larry Huch is No. 1 on the 2022 'Top 50 Christian Allies' list

    Maayan Hoffman|Oct 21, 2022

    (JNS) - The Israel Allies Foundation has named Pastor Larry Huch of Dallas, Texas, as the No. 1 Christian ally of the Jewish state in its annual Top 50 list. The list of "Top 50 Christian Allies," published by IAF on the eve of Sukkot, known by Christians as the Feast of Tabernacles, celebrates men and women from around the world and of different Christian denominations who tirelessly support and defend Israel. Besides pastors, the list includes Hollywood stars and politicians, from Pat Boone...

  • Israeli MK to Christian parliamentarians: 'Demand your governments sanction Iran'

    Maayan Hoffman|Oct 21, 2022

    (JNS) — Israeli lawmaker Sharren Haskel called on Christian parliamentarians from around the world to demand their governments sanction Iran, in a dramatic address that culminated with her cutting her hair in a show of solidarity with Iranian women. “Demand that your governments and elected officials stand by the Iranian people at this time, support their protests and help them attain the freedom which they deserve,” Haskel said. “Demand that your countries impose sanctions on the leaders of Iran, the dictators who are leading us to a regiona...

  • 'Strongest weapon' in Israel's arsenal: Faith-based diplomacy

    Maayan Hoffman|Apr 1, 2022

    (JNS) - Two dozen Christian parliamentarians wrapped up a visit to Israel on Tuesday with discussions on how to embrace and defend Israel in modern times. The discussions were the culmination of a three-day journey that took them to the Western Wall, key holy sites in Judea and Samaria and face-to-face meetings with the country's top political leaders. The MPs were in Israel through the Israel Allies Foundation, the umbrella organization of more than 50 pro-Israel parliamentary caucuses from...

  • Texas synagogue attacked - hostages freed, gunman killed

    Maayan Hoffman|Jan 21, 2022

    (JNS) - "I'm grateful to be alive," wrote Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker on Facebook shortly after he emerged unscathed from his synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, where he was held hostage for nearly 11 hours, along with three congregants. "I am grateful that we made it out." The world watched in shock on Saturday as yet another antisemitic incident threatened to take the lives of innocent people - their only crime praying in their synagogue. On Sunday, the FBI named Malik...

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