There are many reasons why Christians support Israel.
For some, the motivation is Biblically-based. God promised the land of Israel to Abraham and his descendants, and said that He would “Bless those who bless thee.” Israel is the Promised Land, holy and sacred, which Moses and Joshua led the people of Israel back to. It is where Jesus lived and preached, and the destiny of this tiny land and its resilient people continues to play a critical role in Christianity’s faith narrative.
Beyond faith and theology, and Biblical prophecy, Christians support Israel for other reasons. Israel is an outpost of American democratic values and individual freedom in a turbulent region.
Israel is also a valuable strategic ally to the United States. Unfortunately, Israel has had to be on the cutting edge of military technology and tactics, sharing that expertise with the U.S.
Israel is also a fountain of creativity, ingenuity, knowledge and expertise that have the potential to benefit all of humankind. Everything from medical advances to expanding water resources, to best practices in emergency response to cutting edge technology, all of this is going on in a tiny sliver of land at the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea.
Yes, there are many reasons Christians support Israel. And now, through this new magazine, Israel InSight, we want to celebrate this powerful and unprecedented support for Israel and, as Jews, embrace it, honor it, empower it further and express our gratitude.
These are the reasons why our team at Southern Jewish Life, an award-winning regional Jewish community magazine based in Birmingham, is now introducing Israel InSight, a magazine geared toward Israel’s Christian friends.
In this new publication, we will highlight the amazing and selfless things that Christians throughout the South and beyond are doing to promote Israel, ensure its well-being, and sustain the miraculous ingathering of the exiles as we witness Jews from all over the world returning to their Biblical homeland.
Through our experienced news staff, we’ll also provide news and commentary that goes well beyond the often-superficial, and sometimes erroneous, coverage of Israel found in the mainstream media. We also will highlight the deep connections between Israel and the United States, through business, culture, cooperation and joint ventures.
We will also highlight American organizations that are doing great work in Israel, amazing things that Israel does around the world, and how one can get involved in a wide range of ways.
If you love Israel, come along on this journey, as a reader, subscriber and supporter. Israel InSight is in sight — and we can’t wait for you and others to take a look.
We think you will be pleased.