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!

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Ark in the Negev is a Messiah-based discipleship ministry for Israeli women (Jewish and Arab) overcoming life-controlling problems such as drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, and abusive relationships.

Jewels of the Ark is a special project, where the women of the shelter make original one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, acquiring jewelry-making skills. The jewelry is then sold and all the proceeds go to support the Ark center.

This year, IstandwithIsrael had the privilege of helping with this project.

For more about the jewelry go to: http://www.arkinthenegev.com/shop/

By David Lazarus

A new generation of Arab and Jewish followers of Jesus met together last week to strategize on how to “turn Israel upside down.”

Two hundred and sixty Messianic Jewish and Arab pastors, youth leaders, evangelists, Bible-school teachers and ministry leaders gathered for a three-day council to discuss, study, pray and work together to effectively bring the word of God in power to Arabs and Jews throughout the whole Land of Israel.

These seasoned men and women of faith embody decades of labor proclaiming the Gospel to local Arabs and Jews. Most have given up everything to preach Messiah to their unbelieving Muslim and Jewish families and friends. Despised because of their faith, they have lost jobs, suffered rejection and endured multiple other hardships, yet their passion to bring the Good News to their people remains unquenched.

“We will keep preaching and teaching the Word of God until it changes the people of Israel,” declared one leading pastor. “We must be willing to suffer for the sake of the gospel and keep going no matter what happens. God will accomplish His will through the power of His word.”

With tensions now raging in Jerusalem and across Israel, it was astonishing to witness firsthand the deep friendships between these Arabs and Jews. Even the cold-blooded murders in a Jerusalem synagogue that took place on the final day of the gathering could not separate these godly men and women from their warm fellowship in Messiah.

In fact, the cowardly acts of terror and violence still raging in Jerusalem only served to move them to stand even stronger together and compelled them to more boldly declare the life-giving Word of God to both Muslim and Jew.

A regular theme throughout the gathering was the need to understand God’s prophetic word concerning the Last Days.

Scriptures related to the Second Coming of Messiah were studied. There are many signs that we are living in the latter days, particularly the return of the Jewish people to their biblical land, and the leadership of the local congregations in Israel discussed the need to prepare God’s people for the Messiah’s soon return.

All agreed that time is short, and the peoples of this land, both Arab and Jew, must hear the Word of God now.

It was mentioned that some local leaders are not teaching or preaching about the Second Coming. They do not want to stir up controversy or division over what can be a difficult subject.

While there remains much debate in Christianity and among Messianic Jews as to what exactly will happen around the Second Coming of the Lord, all were in agreement that He is coming, and that the Gospel much be preached in boldness, especially in Israel, before it is too late, for He comes this time in glory and in judgment.

According to many New Testament scriptures, the return of Messiah should unify believers, inspiring them to ready themselves in purity and holiness. It is seen as a cunning ploy of the enemy to cause so much confusion and division concerning the Last Days and Messiah’s return.

The leadership of the local Arab and Jewish congregations in Israel prayed for unity of faith in the Messiah’s return and boldness to tell others of His coming Messianic kingdom, the only real solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict and the peace of Jerusalem.

David Lazarus is Senior Pastor of the Beit Immanuel Congregation in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Our Children’s School Set on Fire

admin —  December 7, 2014 — 1 Comment

By Shani Ferguson

Last week our children’s school was set on fire by religious Jewish extremists. The first grade classrooms were severely damaged.

We are thankful that our daughter’s cubby drawer survived the flames, but are saddened by the overall damage. It is not the first time the school has been at the center of controversy. Jews and Arabs study there together and more than once school staff has arrived in the morning to graffiti of “Death to the Arabs” and “No to coexistence”. It is strange to me that this location would be chosen to protest, since the Arabs who go to school here come from families who clearly do want to live in peace even if they have differing opinions on life. These are Arab families who are a part of Israeli society. Many of them work respectable jobs as doctors, professors and lawyers and desire the same life for their children. But racism has always been blind and ignorant.

Many of the parents arrived to show support and some of the junior high and high school students made posters that said “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies.” The event was front page news and even Jerusalem’s mayor arrived to tour the damage and declare backing for the school and its vision.

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Signs read: “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies.”

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Birkat show his support of the school

As I dropped my daughter off this morning in the school bombshelter which is being used as the new classrooms while they renovatethe first grade classrooms, I walked by a few of the older Arab students. They were speaking in Arabic but I could make outthat they were quoting the spray painted messages.

“Jews wrote death to the Arabs,” they said. It made me so sad to hear them say this. Jews didn’t write this. A few ignorant people who happened to be born to Jewish families and were taught by some crazy Jewish rabbi wrote this, and they will be prosecuted by Israeli law when they are caught.

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Bomb Shelter – Our Daughter’s Temporary Classroom

By Shani Ferguson

Winter in Israel is my favorite time of year. It’s the only time we actually get decent rain and it’s cold enough for me to wear my cozy jacket. It also seems like social tensions are usually eased and the atmosphere seems more relaxed. Jews and Arabs are desert creatures over here, and the rain has a calming effect on us all. Unless it doesn’t. Like this fall/winter season.

It’s a long story – as it always seems to be – but a few months ago, a Palestinian Arab employed as a construction worker in Israel used a tractor to flip over an entire public bus.

Then the car attacks began. Several cars on different occasions ran off the road running over pedestrians killing several people, including a three month old baby. The attacks were so inspiring to the Palestinian community that political cartoons began to emerge with images encouraging Palestinians to run over more Israelis and even naming specific members of the Israeli government. Some Arabs in neighborhoods near our home in Jerusalem condemned the violence, encouraging their brethren to live among us peacefully. But others took to the streets with riots.

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Aside from the usual “occupation” rhetoric, this uprising has taken up the cause of defending the Temple mount from the prayers of Jews and Christians. Most people don’t know that today only Muslims can pray where the Jewish temple once stood. Jews and Christians can only come as close as the Western Wall. Muslims are working themselves into a frenzy stating someone is trying to change the status quo.

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With striking similarity to the case in the US city of Ferguson, a peak in riots came when CCTV cameras showed a young Palestinian Arab man of 22 years, attacking a police van with a knife and then police emerging and fatally shooting him. Police explained they only intended to neutralize his ability to attack them when they shot him. The man collapsed, and police immediately took him to the hospital, where he died from his wounds. Unfortunately, the only part of this story the Muslims in that neighborhood cared about is that the infidel, Zionist police shot and killed one of their own. The details don’t matter. Well, except the fact that they are ever proud of their martyrs. (Note: I only compare the massive reaction to both cases, not concluding where justice lies)

The fact that Islamic radicals have come in to Ferguson to encourage the chaos is sad because most won’t realize the fight is no longer over Mike Brown or injustice to blacks, but over Islamic infiltration and domination. It’s not the first time parallels can be seen between what happens in Israel and what happens in other nations depending on how they respond to Israel’s plight. (See article “The Apple and the Storm” at Yeshuaisrael.com) From the good to the bad, so goes Israel, so goes the rest of the world. It’s why we encourage you to be involved with what happens in Israel, because it does affect your life.

The current upheaval in Jerusalem affects our family differently than during the usual conflicts with Gaza and Lebanon and Syria. When missiles are fired, we hear a siren. Bomb shelters are available throughout the city and in our homes. These street attacks that have taken place in the past month are the worst kind of attack because there is no warning. Its location is random. Its target is random. It shows no mercy. Young girls, babies and grown men have all been killed in the past months.

In the Middle East, it is called an Intifada, or uprising. We’ve had it twice before, both in my lifetime. The last Intifada where thousands of Israelis were killed resulted in the erecting of the security barrier between Israel proper and Palestinian towns. This hurt the businesses of many peaceful Palestinians, but it effectively shut down the Intifada because Palestinian terrorists could not physically get themselves and their bombs to Jewish-populated areas. However, there are two groups of Arabs in Israel, the Palestinian Arabs who live in the Judea and Samaria (aka the West Bank) and 1 million Israeli Arabs who live all throughout Israel proper. The terrorists were coming from Judea and Samaria. The battle since the security wall was erected has been over the minds of the one million Israeli-Arabs who enjoy Israeli citizenship and all the benefits that come with living in a modern democratic state – including living on this side of the security wall. Could Islamic radicals convince them to turn against Jews they live among? I believe most won’t. But each one that does can cause pain and death – and tarnish the name of other Israeli Arabs who are just looking to live their lives.

The outward unrest is merely a symptoms of the underlying battle for the heart and soul of the Arab and Jewish people. The spiritual adversary of all that is good and true is raging at the fact that God has promised to save this entire nation. As the enemy sees this day draw near his fits grow in fury. But he cannot change what God has already written down. All Israel shall be saved. We are here to witness this and partake in the process!

Kobi and Shani Ferguson are Co Founders of Yeshua Israel Ministries in Jerusalem. Visit their website at www.yeshuaisrael.com

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Terror Strikes Jerusalem… Again…

admin —  November 18, 2014 — 1 Comment

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It has been a morning of horror in Jerusalem.

At around 7am, two Palestinian terrorists, citizens of Israel and carriers of Israeli State IDs, armed with knives, axes, and firearms, entered a Jerusalem synagogue at the Har Nof neighborhood, where dozens of worshippers were in the middle of morning prayers, and started shooting into the crowd and stabbing those who were in close range.

In this horrible, carefully planned massacre, four people were murdered and eight others wounded. As I’m writing this, one of the wounded is still fighting for his life. Four more people have serious injuries.

Both terrorists were shot dead after coming out of the synagogue during a gunfight, which developed between them and the Israeli police. Two police officers were wounded.

The pictures I’m watching on TV from inside the synagogue are horrifying. Blood-stained floors and tallits (prayer shawls), chairs scattered during the chaos… that’s all that was left in this house of worship, which is now full of police and officials investigating the terror scene.

Israeli security personnel  search a religious Jewish Yeshiva next to a synagogue, where a suspected Palestinian attack took place, in Jerusalem,

This is by far the worst act of terror against Israelis in the last few years. During the last five weeks, random attacks in Jerusalem (and other areas in Israel) have been taking place in which Palestinians decide to use their vehicles or heavy machinery as weapons against innocent civilians.

This terror attack, however, is different.

The weapons used for the attack were machete-like knives and cleavers – similar to those ISIS uses in their videos. The fact that two terrorists were involved shows this heinous act was planned. The timing of morning prayers, when the synagogue is usually filled with up to 80 worshipers, also shows panning. Some analysts say this act was more like those committed against Jews in Europe.

Many Israelis are now asking, is this the beginning of a Third Intifada? Unfortunately, whatever name you choose to give this sudden spike in terror attacks, they are happening and will probably continue to happen.

Palestinian and Hamas leaders are openly encouraging their faithful to continue the uprising. Multitudes of young Palestinians filled with hatred for the Jewish people from childhood see it as their ultimate goal and honor to die as a martyr, taking as many Jewish lives with them as possible.

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With several generation of Palestinians being raised on incitement and false claims, on promises of returning of Jerusalem and the lands that once belonged to Palestinian people through a Holy War (jihad) and resistance, on brainwashing that death is more honorable than life, can there ever be an end to terror against Israel?

Through the gloomy picture that is being painted daily on the streets of Israel, I can still confidently say, YES!

For God’s promises stand forever. His faithfulness is sure. He will deliver Jerusalem. He will save Jacob out of this trouble. He will redeem Israel even when all nations come against it.

But for now, the battle rages, and we are asking for your prayers.

Pray for those who lost their loved ones today. May the Lord comfort them and show His face to them, covering them with His love and grace.

Pray for a quick recovery for all the wounded.

Pray against fear among Israelis.

Pray for divine protection for God’s chosen people, His chosen city, Jerusalem, and His firstborn nation, Israel.