Maoz continues supporting the Hebrew-Speaking congregation in Tel Aviv, Tiferet Yeshua.

Here is an update on what’s going on in the congregation from Asher Intrater – senior leader of Tiferet Yeshua.

Israel Frontline is a weekly program hosted by Shira Sorko-Ram.

This is the second program of the 3-part series, Hamas is ISIS… ISIS is Hamas.

On this program:
– Who is the father of modern terrorism?
– Israel’s greatest peace offer
– Is terrorism here to stay?
– How terrorists are born?

Later in the program Mati Shoshani, Shani Ferguson and Israel Pochtar will join Shira for a discussion.

Israel Frontline is a weekly program hosted by Shira Sorko-Ram.

On this episode we begin a 3-part series, Hamas is ISIS… ISIS is Hamas.

On this program:
– How ISIS and Hamas are similar?
– Where did Hamas come from?
– Whose side is the UN on?

Our panel guests – Mati Shoshani, Shani Ferguson and Israel Pochtar will once again join Shira to further discuss the subject.

February Maoz Israel Report

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The February Maoz Israel Report is a continuation of the January issue, focusing on the Muslim Brotherhood in America – this month correlating to the Obama administration.

Shira also addresses Obama’s Islamic upbringing in Indonesia, as well as political correctness in the world media concerning Islam.

In the fourth story, Shira recounts the role of six Islamic operatives involved in the Obama Administration.

Also in this issue is an update on Tiferet Yeshua congregation written by Ron Cantor, the Executive Pastor of the congregation.

Read the February Maoz Israel Report

Israel Frontline is a weekly program hosted by Shira Sorko-Ram.

On the first episode Shira talks about how Hamas wins wars, examining Hamas tactics, as well as outside sources and media coverage.

On the program:
– Israeli soldiers tell their side of the story
– Hamas and world media
– What should Israel do?
– Biblical mandate for believers.

Shira also discusses the recent war in Israel with a panel of guests – Mati Shoshani, Shani Ferguson and Israel Pochtar.

There are several ways to watch the show on It’s Supernatural [Online] Network – on your smart phone, tablet or computer in high definition:

– You can watch it at sidroth.org/ISN.

– You can go to your app store (either iOS or Android devices), search “Sid Roth” and download the ISN app.

– You can also watch the ISN channel on Roku.

If you missed previous episodes of Israel Frontline, you will be able to watch them on our Maoz website and the Maoz Israel Report App starting February.

We will be posting one episode a week starting Tuesday, February 3.

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For the people of God to really understand Israel’s significance, they have to know what’s really going on in the Middle East as Israel, surrounded by enemies, struggles to survive.

And that’s why Shira Sorko-Ram is beginning to host a program this January every Tuesday on Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural – ISN TV Network. She will give you the news from a political, cultural, factual and Biblical perspective.

Join Shira on Tuesdays!
3:00A.M., 11:00A.M. or 7:00P.M. EST
It is timed so you can see it at convenient times around the world.

By Ron Cantor

The symbolism is powerful. For eight days we take one candle called the servant candle and light eight other candles. In the same way, Yeshua came as a servant and gave us light. In Israel being a light can be scary. You never know how someone will react to your faith. So last week, when 20-year-old Shai Sol testified of her faith in Yeshua before the whole country, every believer in Israel was challenged and encouraged.

Elana and I were hosting the leaders-in-training group from our congregation, Tiferet Yeshua for the last night of Hanukah. After lighting the candles and eating Sufganiot (1,000-calorie fried donuts), we turned on the TV at 9:00 PM to watch Israel’s newest reality show—HaKochav Haba—The Next Star. And we waited to see Shai.

Her audition began around 9:45 PM. On the show, the hosts first talk to the contestant before he or she sings. Shai got right to the point. “I think I will reveal that I am a Messianic Jew.” The interviewers were confused and asked, “What does that mean?” Shai responds, “Jews who believe in the Tenach (Old Testament) and the New Testament.”

Her mother then goes on to share that the New Covenant was first given to Israel first. (Jer. 31:31-33) Shai proclaims, “We believe in Yeshua…”

One of the hosts then encourages her not to share her faith with the judges until after they judge her song. “Let them judge you according to the music.” The male host told her that the culture of Israel has a very accepting side but also has an agly side. However his female cohost interrupts and says, “This is who she is. If people don’t receive her that’s not her problem.”

The judges watch.

Israel Today’s Ryan Jones wrote, “So intriguing was the revelation by 20-year-old contestant Shai Sol that she believes in Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah that the top-rated Kochav Haba made her pre-audition interview the focus of its promotional commercials earlier in the week.”

In the end she chose not to tell them up front, which I think was the right decision. She had already shared it with all Israel in the interview and if she passes the audition she will have more opportunity to testify.

Shai has a very unique style. The judges were enthralled by her—as were the interviewers back stage as they rooted for their new Messianic friend. One judge said, “I am in love!” However one judge didn’t vote while she was singing and she was left a few percentage points short of entering the competition.

The male host was so shocked that he didn’t vote for her that he said if he doesn’t put her through “I am going to stop talking to him.” The judge who “fell in love” said that until today that was the song of Idan Raichel, a famous Israeli artist, but if he heard it for the first time last night, he would have thought it was hers.

In the end, the lone judge who was withholding his vote relented and Shai is now competing in HaKochav Haba.

You have to understand the significance of this. If someone on American Idol in a country with millions of believers testifies to their faith, it is a big deal. I remember Colton Dixon singing a worship song on American Idol and it was amazing. Believers felt empowered to see someone take such a bold stand. But imagine doing that in a country where people are taught that you are an apostate; where your community of faith makes up less than one quarter of one percent of the population. And let’s not forget the hostility, harassment and persecution from the ultra-Orthodox. No, this is a big deal!

A young adult from Haifa wrote on Facebook, “For the first time in history a Jewish person declared their belief in Yeshua on Prime Time Television!” Our youth leader Moti said that someone created a Facebook post this morning saying in Hebrew, “Gam ani Yehudi Meshihi” (I am also a Messianic Jew) and young people, who would never have done it without Shai’s testimony, are now posting it on their Facebook walls.

Shai in the preinterview.

And to watch it with close to 20 other Messianic Israelis who just happened to be at our home…well, it was like she was representing us. It was special.

No, it is not the revival we are still praying for—but when you think of how hard the enemy has worked to keep Jewish people from Yeshua and how he has sought to turn the Messianic faith into something foreign to Jews, it is encouraging to see a 20-year-old girl from Ashdod, Israel go on TV and tell the country, “I believe in Yeshua!”

(Click here to watch the audition. However it is all in Hebrew)

Ron Cantor is the Executive Pastor of Tiferet Yeshua in Tel Aviv. For more information go to www.ReachTelAviv.org.

It’s December, and that means looking back at the year 2014, examining our labor and taking account of each blessing God has so graciously given us. As this year ends, we want to express our appreciation and gratitude to YOU – our friends and partners all around the world – giving you an opportunity to see what you helped make happen here in Israel.

Here are just some of the things you gave us the ability to do in 2014:

This year we opened our Music-Making for Kids program to children from all across Israel, and we are now helping 24 talented musicians from all parts of the country with their studies.

We once again brought a team of young Israelis to MJAA’s annual Messiah Conference in Pennsylvania.

During the summer, we sponsored Katzir youthcamp for almost 100 Israeli kids.

In addition, we sponsored the Elav conference, which brought together young believers – Jews and Arabs from Israel, the West Bank, and this year even from Jordan!

We continue supporting Tiferet Yeshua Messianic Congregation in downtown Tel Aviv.

We raised $100,000 to sponsor a team of Israeli Arab Christians and Messianic Jews on their trip to Jordan to help Syrian refugees with basic supplies, and to bring them the Good News of Yeshua.

When Operation Protective Edge began, sending hundreds of thousands of Israelis to bomb shelters, we distributed food vouchers to needy families, single mothers and Holocaust survivors in areas close to the Gaza strip.

In the fall, we hosted the Promise Keepers conference, the Israel-China Kingdom Destiny Conference, as well as the Trade Forum and Asia Messianic Forum.

We published several new books in Hebrew, and printed several new editions for some of the older books.

We started building a Media Studio in the heart of Tel Aviv.

We are excited to announce that on January 6, 2015, Sid Roth’s It’s Supernatural Network will begin airing a weekly show, Israel Front Line, which we started filming this year. Hosted by Shira Sorko-Ram and featuring a panel of Israeli guests.

Finally, we helped dozens of individuals and families of believers from congregations all across Israel with scholarships, grants and aid through our IstandwithIsrael fund.

On behalf of everyone on the Maoz team, and all who got to see the blessing from your gifts – THANK YOU! It’s only with YOUR help that we can continue ministering to the Jewish people.

THANK YOU for a great 2014!

To give your year-end gift go to www.maozisrael.org/donate

Happy Hanukkah from Israel!

As we celebrate Yeshua, the Light of the World, we pray for our fellow Israelis who need the light of God in their lives!

Maoz Israel’s purpose is to spread and share the light and love of God with every Israeli - until all Israel knows their Messiah!

Please watch a special Hanukkah greeting from Shira:

There is still time to bless Israel this year! You have until midnight December 31st if you want to receive tax credit for 2014.

THANK YOU for standing with Israel!

May the light of Yeshua shine through you!