Political issues around Israel.

Hashkama #46 - My Life in 'Apartheid' Israel

By Meir Abelson

In 1971 my family and I arrived in Jerusalem from England and moved into a newly-built apartment. The first thing we needed was an electrician.  I spoke to one of my neighbours, and he warmly recommended an East Jerusalem Arab.  When the latter arrived, we found that he spoke excellent English; apparently he worked during the British Mandate in an army store.  We were very pleased with his work; and after he finished and left us, he often took the opportunity to drop in and visit us when he was in the neighbourhood.

Hashkama #45 - The "Palestinian" Hoax

By Meir Abelson

What can be done about the Palestinian refugees –who are estimated today to number about seven million, including the descendants of the original 630,000? The conventional answer is: the Arabs and Israelis must be persuaded to come to an agreement, on the basis of two states for two peoples. This solution has been bandied around for over 70 years but has always foundered for an obvious reason that is never mentioned: ISLAM.

Hashkama #44 - Questions & Answers

In 2008, historian, Meir Abelson was asked by a radio station in Miami to give a telephone interview lasting an hour to mark Israel's 60th birthday. He was given 12 questions to which he had to give concise answers. Question 1 was a very short answer on the Balfour Declaration, so here, we are including questions (and concise answers) 2 – 12.

Question 2: What was the initial reaction of the Arabs to the possibility that a Jewish State could be re-established?

David Soakell

David Soakell has been with Christian Friends of Israel (CFI) since 1986, an Area Representative since 1995, and full-time with this ministry since 2001. Apart from his role as CFI-UK Church Liaison Officer, David is also part of the Communications Department, writing the weekly CFI News Reports (Watching over Zion) for a worldwide audience.

Peter Wooding

Peter has worked in the media for 13 years, starting as a sub editor for the Chester Chronicle. He then made the transition to radio and worked for over 10 years as a news editor for UCB which took him on many travels around the world.

He has since branched out into television reporting for CBN News as their UK correspondent. Many of Peter’s scripts and films appear regularly on CBN’s Christian Word News which reaches more than half a million viewers.


Christian Friends of Israel



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A true friend is faithful in all circumstances. As Jews in the past have suffered great persecution in the name of Christ, we seek to show them real friendship and love in His name.

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Julia Fisher

Julia Fisher is a writer and radio broadcaster.

During the past few years Julia has visited Israel and the West Bank on numerous occasions leading tours, broadcasting for Premier Radio and researching her books. She has become acutely aware of the growing movement for reconciliation that is occurring between Jewish and Arab believers ... a movement that is gaining momentum despite the political, social and religious divides that are so evident in the Middle East.