Operation Wedding
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 12, 2020 —  For generations, Jews lived in Russia and then the Soviet Union, suffering overt anti-Semitism, discrimination, and physical threats to their lives. This was commonplace under the Czars, and inherited by the Soviets. For the vast majority, there were no alternatives but to do their best to eek out a living, always under the …

Jonathan FeldsteinOperation Wedding
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Jews and Christians Unite to Support Christian Arabs
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 10, 2020 —  With talk of Israel’s annexation of Jewish communities in historic Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), and unilateral actions and threats by Palestinian and other Arabs even in advance of such a decision much less any actions being taken, the status and fate of Christian Arabs in the Land has been overshadowed. Throughout …

eHeziJews and Christians Unite to Support Christian Arabs
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No Pie for Palestine
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 8, 2020 — Once, I was down to the last bite of a really good blueberry pie. My wife moved in with her fork to have some and I (playfully) stabbed her in the hand with my fork. Suffice it to say, I didn’t end up with the last bite of pie, and my stabbing her …

Jonathan FeldsteinNo Pie for Palestine
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Jordan’s West Bank Pre-Occupation
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 3, 2020 —   Recent news of Jordanian threats to reconsider or even sever ties with Israel over possible plans to annex areas of Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) call for a deeper understanding of the background and issues surrounding it. Recently, King Abdullah II was quoted in a German publication, “If Israel annexed the West Bank …

Jonathan FeldsteinJordan’s West Bank Pre-Occupation
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Jerusalem: An Eye to the Future Amid the Challenges Today, Built on the Foundation of the Past
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — May 19, 2020 —   Since King David established Jerusalem over 3000 years ago, it has had many noteworthy leaders.  Some are biblical icons. Some are modern political, religious, and civic leaders. Numerous tyrants have conquered, destroyed, and occupied Jerusalem. In the modern era, there have been several leaders who have stood out for their noteworthy building of the …

Jonathan FeldsteinJerusalem: An Eye to the Future Amid the Challenges Today, Built on the Foundation of the Past
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Christian-Jewish Coalition Provides Support for Jerusalem’s Most Needy
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EFRAT, ISRAEL — April 4, 2020 — Amid recent reports of which countries are the safest, and least safe to be in vis-a-vis the Coronavirus outbreak, Israel ranked first among the safest countries. This is partly due to strict measures and a high level of testing that came into effect relatively early. Today, Israel “only” has several thousand infected, and just …

Jonathan FeldsteinChristian-Jewish Coalition Provides Support for Jerusalem’s Most Needy
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Trolled By a Terrorist
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EFRAT, ISRAEL — March 27, 2020 — I sent an email this week offering tips on being in isolation from Israel’s political and civic leader, former Deputy Prime Minister and former Soviet Prisoner of Zion, Natan Sharansky. I run The Genesis 123 Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to building bridges between Jews and Christians and Christians with Israel in new and …

Jonathan FeldsteinTrolled By a Terrorist
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Who Cares About Gaza
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EFRAT, ISRAEL — March 24, 2020 — With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus in Gaza, all eyes are (strangely) on Israel. Lets explore why and if that’s well founded, or helpful. Some background is important. During the British occupation of the Land of Israel (1917-1948), Gaza was meant to become part of an Arab state per a two-state solution …

Jonathan FeldsteinWho Cares About Gaza
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How We Are (One) And How We Are (Two)
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How We Are (One) I do not write to preach but to share our experiences in the hope that it may be enlightening, perhaps comforting, if not helpful. I also write because we are blessed by many who have reached out, as friends from all over the world, specifically to ask how we are because we are in Israel. Especially …

Jonathan FeldsteinHow We Are (One) And How We Are (Two)
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Israel’s Arab Problem
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EFRAT, ISRAEL — March 17, 2020 — Now that former Chief of Staff, General Benny Gantz, has been tasked with forming the next Israeli government by President Reuven Rivlin, it’s time to take a look to see how we got here and how this relates to Israel’s Arabs. Far from being an apartheid state, some 20% of Israel’s population are …

Jonathan FeldsteinIsrael’s Arab Problem
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