Supporting Christian Arabs in the IDF
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — February 3, 2020 —  In a first-ever for Israel and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF}, a Christian Israeli Arab recently enlisted an Israeli Air Force (IAF) cadet. Nationally, only 10 percent of cadets who begin the prestigious course graduate and earn their pilot wings. Yet, for this Christian Arab, whose name cannot be revealed for security reasons, just …

Jonathan FeldsteinSupporting Christian Arabs in the IDF
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Good Heart By Alan Newman – The Novel Handbook for Jewish Christian Relations
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — February 3, 2020 —  I was introduced to Alan Newman by a mutual friend because of our respective passion to build bridges between Jews and Christians.  In our first conversation, I knew I found a new friend with a shared a drive and calling to do what I have done for so many years.  I learned from him …

Jonathan FeldsteinGood Heart By Alan Newman – The Novel Handbook for Jewish Christian Relations
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Politics, Diplomacy, and Redeeming Captives in Israel
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — January 31, 2020 —  This week, a 27-year-old duel American-Israeli citizen, Na’ama Issachar, came home to Israel ending a 10-month catastrophe where she was thrust into, and victim of, Russia’s intertwined judicial and political system. Na’ama was arrested during a layover in Moscow, flying on Aeroflot from India to Israel. Aeroflot has become one of the airlines with …

Jonathan FeldsteinPolitics, Diplomacy, and Redeeming Captives in Israel
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Ten Questions About Two States
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — January 28, 2020 — With the release of the Trump Middle East peace plan, the “Deal of the Century,” there have been many questions and challenges posed about whether its good or bad, politically motivated or not, has potential to do anything toward achieving peace or make things worse, and much more.  One thing it does do is …

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Being a Generous Angel
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — January 7, 2020 — Recently, two incredible parallel but related things happened. In synagogues around the world, the Torah section was read recounting Joseph’s dreams, being sold into slavery, imprisoned, and then interpreting the dreams of Pharaoh’s servants. (Genesis 37-40) Even though we know that every word of every sentence is significant, its easy to overlook some …

Jonathan FeldsteinBeing a Generous Angel
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Silent Nights for Christians in Bethlehem
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 23, 2019 — I live in the Judean Mountains south of Jerusalem.  Outside my front door, across the valley from my house, I see, and hear, Bethlehem.  How do I hear Bethlehem?  Twice a day, if the wind is blowing right and if I am paying attention, I hear church bells from Bethlehem.  Every time I hear …

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Kay’s Story
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 17, 2019 — An anniversary is typically a happy occasion with fond memories. This week, Kay observes an auspicious anniversary, one which she’s just grateful to be alive to experience, despite the many challenges that befell her in 2010. I suspect that she’d rather not have had the experience to be observing the anniversary to begin …

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Israel’s Hassadna Youth Orchestra Conquers Carnegie Hall
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 16, 2019 — While perhaps the answer to the question, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” is read from right to left in Hebrew, it still is “practice, practice, practice.”  Affirming that, this April you’ll have the opportunity to see the fruits of intensive practice of 48 young Israeli musicians representing Jerusalem’s Hassadna Youth Wind Orchestra …

Jonathan FeldsteinIsrael’s Hassadna Youth Orchestra Conquers Carnegie Hall
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Hijacking Jesus’ Jewishness
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 11, 2019 — Just as sure as millions decorate trees, buy (and return) presents, and track Santa’s every move by GPS, get ready for what’s become a new vulgar Christmas tradition; propagating the delusional denial that Jesus was a Jew. The denial of Jesus’ Jewishness gets “better” by making up the claim not only that Jesus …

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Amazon Invades Israel
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — December 7, 2019 — Amazon may succeed doing something in mere months that Israel’s Arab neighbors have not done in decades; invading the entire country. Free shipping and no taxes are their weapons. Unlike decades of war and terror to which Israel has been subjected, and which most Israelis do military service to defend the country against, in …

Jonathan FeldsteinAmazon Invades Israel
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