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Jewish apathy fuels missionary zeal

Jewish apathy fuels missionary zeal

Israelis want to foster evangelical support, but often do not distinguish Christian missionaries from those who are not, Op-ed.Matthew M. Hausman , 05/05/2021 20:49
Christian missionaries moved to Israel posing as haredi family

Christian missionaries moved to Israel posing as haredi family

Haredi 'rabbi' outed as missionary who made Aliyah with fake documents, got tens of thousands of dollars from haredi charitiesArutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 21:12
Missionaries use Independence Day to proselytize Israeli Jews

Missionaries use Independence Day to proselytize Israeli Jews

Anti-Missionary group takes on Christian missionaries looking to convert Israelis at parks in central and northern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/04/2021 08:48
Missionaries in Israel selling fake mezuzahs

Missionaries in Israel selling fake mezuzahs

"Messianic Jews" in Israel selling empty mezuzot cases bearing Christian symbols to Russian-speaking Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/12/2020 11:46
Newly-elected congressman admits trying to convert Jews to Christianity

Newly-elected congressman admits trying to convert Jews to Christianity

25-year-old congressman-elect and part-time preacher, says he has converted Muslims and 'cultural Jews' - but has failed with religious JewsGabe Friedman, JTA, 17/11/2020 12:01
Rapper Nissim Black: From Islam to Christianity to Judaism

Rapper Nissim Black: From Islam to Christianity to Judaism

Rap star Nissim Black condemns missionaries, opens up about his spiritual journey from Islam to Christianity to Judaism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/11/2020 09:15
Knesset cmte unanimously votes to deny missionaries tax benefits

Knesset cmte unanimously votes to deny missionaries tax benefits

Knesset Finance Committee votes unanimously to deny tax exemptions to missionary groups operating in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/10/2020 16:57
African American missionaries admit to targeting Ethiopian Jews

African American missionaries admit to targeting Ethiopian Jews

Bishop Plummer, an African American missionary, admits that he and his wife are deliberately targeting Ethiopian Jews because they're black.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/10/2020 14:28
Education Ministry site found referring teachers to missionary site

Education Ministry site found referring teachers to missionary site

Teachers who entered the Education Ministry site for updates on new enrichment materials shocked after being referred to a missionary site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/08/2020 13:04
Rabbis say don't stay at 'missionary' hotel

Rabbis say don't stay at 'missionary' hotel

Leading rabbis warn public against staying at hotel owned by Christian missionary, say it is forbidden to support missionaries.Yehonatan Gottleib, 30/07/2020 18:32
Exposed! Rabbi Tovia Singer slams missionary TV in Israel for targeting Jews

Exposed! Rabbi Tovia Singer slams missionary TV in Israel for targeting Jews

Rabbi Tovia Singer discusses ongoing GOD TV controversy, and CEO Ward Simpsons' call to convert Jews to Christianity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2020 14:38
'We'll never allow a missionary channel to broadcast in Israel'

'We'll never allow a missionary channel to broadcast in Israel'

Communications Minister and cable broadcasting authority vow to investigate new Christian TV channel over concerns of missionary activity.David Rosenberg, 05/05/2020 12:59
How did a Christian missionary TV channel make it to Israel?

How did a Christian missionary TV channel make it to Israel?

Israel's Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Council says it didn't know GOD TV was missionary channel planning on spreading Christianity to JewsArutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2020 11:41
Synagogues closed, church open

Synagogues closed, church open

Yad L'Achim activists say missionary church continues operating in Ashdod: 'If synagogues are prohibited, no reason to allow church service'Ben Shaul, 23/04/2020 14:58
Ashdod's rabbis warn of increasing missionary activity, call for volunteers to combat them

Ashdod's rabbis warn of increasing missionary activity, call for volunteers to combat them

Rabbis hasidic leaders in Ashdod issue a proclamation warning Ashdod's residents of missionaries, call for volunteers to raise awarenessArutz Sheva Staff, 09/03/2020 10:02
Watch: Sparks fly as missionaries try to convert rabbi at Israel Parade

Watch: Sparks fly as missionaries try to convert rabbi at Israel Parade

Jewish outreach activist Rabbi Tovia Singer encounters Christian missionaries in Jerusalem during Israel Parade who try to convert him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/01/2020 19:28
Missionaries target children in Ashdod

Missionaries target children in Ashdod

Ignoring law, three missionaries try to lure children into accepting booklets on Christianity.Michal Levi, 23/11/2019 23:43
Missionary conference to be held in Haifa convention center

Missionary conference to be held in Haifa convention center

Conference by missionary cult to go ahead thanks to court order: 'How can court side with those who want to consume the Jewish people?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/08/2019 18:32
Warning: Free tour of holy sites - a dangerous missionary ruse

Warning: Free tour of holy sites - a dangerous missionary ruse

Alert civilian notices suspicious ad for free tours, Yad L'Achim confirms: Tour includes chuch, sermons urging conversion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2019 13:10
Missionaries in Ashdod caught handing out gifts to children

Missionaries in Ashdod caught handing out gifts to children

Watchdog group warns that missionary movement posing as Jewish 'Beit Hillel' congregation trying to lure children in Ashdod with gifts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2019 10:12
Is Hasidic man who sued McDonalds actually a missionary?

Is Hasidic man who sued McDonalds actually a missionary?

Allegedly Hasidic man sued McDonald's for refusing to hire him over his beard. But why would Hasidic Jew work at non-Kosher establishment?David Rosenberg, 23/07/2019 09:25
'Missionary attack on Independence Day'

'Missionary attack on Independence Day'

Anti-missionary group warns against an international missionary campaign in Israel at its height on Independence Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/04/2018 19:41
Missionaries from abroad aiming at Israeli Jews

Missionaries from abroad aiming at Israeli Jews

Seventy missionaries from the US, Canada, and England push Israelis to 'talk' to them in the comfort of their homes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2018 16:30
Missionaries building large center in Ashdod

Missionaries building large center in Ashdod

Christian missionaries in Israel's south mislead local residents, plan new center to expand activities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/01/2018 09:51
Rabbinical Court says 'no' to missionaries

Rabbinical Court says 'no' to missionaries

Tel Aviv Rabbinical Court refuses to approve ceremony for two missionaries wishing to marry.Mordechai Sones, 06/09/2017 13:30
'Police beat him because of left-wing incitement'

'Police beat him because of left-wing incitement'

Leader of anti-assimilation group hospitalized after being beaten by police following his arrest.David Rosenberg, 22/09/2016 22:48
Anti-assimilation org crashes Christian conference

Anti-assimilation org crashes Christian conference

Lehava chief arrested as dozens of activists break into conference featuring Christian missionaries.Hezki Baruch, 22/09/2016 21:28
'Missionary work in Israel a silent Holocaust'

'Missionary work in Israel a silent Holocaust'

Lehava activists protest missionary event in Jerusalem.Eliran Aharon, 26/08/2016 08:18
Lehava disrupts Christian conversion ceremony

Lehava disrupts Christian conversion ceremony

Activists, including leader Bentzi Gopstein, disrupt baptisms in Rishon Leziyon, saving six Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/06/2016 22:42
Missionaries to hold conversions over Shabbat

Missionaries to hold conversions over Shabbat

Lehava, Yad Leachim to join hundreds of protesters in demonstration against Christian conversions this Shabbat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/06/2016 12:28
Jerusalem Light Festival hijacked by missionaries?

Jerusalem Light Festival hijacked by missionaries?

Anti-assimilation group blocks entrance to Christ Church in central Old City, after Jews were tricked into entering by light display.Benny Tocker, 03/06/2016 08:00
Jewish activists 'assaulted by missionaries'

Jewish activists 'assaulted by missionaries'

Yad L'Achim files complaint to police, after one of its activists was hospitalized due to brutal assault.Yedidya Ben-Or, 04/04/2016 16:12
Priest missionizes security heads of Nahal Eshkol

Priest missionizes security heads of Nahal Eshkol

Priest donated much needed security equipment - along with literature telling heads of security to accept Jesus.Raphael Poch, 28/12/2015 09:47
Bentzi Gopshtain calls missionaries 'vampires'

Bentzi Gopshtain calls missionaries 'vampires'

Left-wing activists claim Lehava leader Bentzi Gopshtain called all Christians 'vampires' in article calling to ban Christmas.Ari Soffer, 22/12/2015 16:00
Hanukkah today: The battle against assimilation

Hanukkah today: The battle against assimilation

Interview: Rabbi says missionaries in Israel perpetuate the problem of the Hellenists, offering alternatives to spirituality.Shimon Cohen, 08/12/2015 07:57
Deceptive Missionary Campaign in Jordan Valley

Deceptive Missionary Campaign in Jordan Valley

Missionary Christians subtly try to bring Jews in Jordan Valley kibbutzim away from their faith by handing out anti-Jewish books.Shimon Cohen, 05/08/2015 14:30
Major Missionary Conference in Heart of Jerusalem

Major Missionary Conference in Heart of Jerusalem

Anti-assimilation group Lehava calls for public protest Wednesday outside 3-day missionary event in municipally owned compound.Reut Hadar, 07/07/2015 18:41
Activists Halt Distribution of Phony Tehillim

Activists Halt Distribution of Phony Tehillim

Yad L'Achim inundated with phone calls after missionary group attempts to convert Jews with a deceitful version of a classic Jewish text.Moshe Cohen, 07/07/2015 15:41
Ashkelon Comes Under Missionary Flier Attack

Ashkelon Comes Under Missionary Flier Attack

Postal workers face management, refusing to distribute missionary fliers being mailed - possibly against the law - to make Jews convert.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 28/05/2015 16:06
Samaria Hotel Cancels Anti-Missionary Event

Samaria Hotel Cancels Anti-Missionary Event

The incident shows how much power missionaries in Samaria really have, says the event's organizers.Moshe Cohen, 08/09/2014 20:49
Missionaries Harassing Soldiers Manning Iron Dome

Missionaries Harassing Soldiers Manning Iron Dome

IDF soldiers fighting the battle against Hamas are being forced into another battle - against missionaries. 'They've crossed a red line'.Moshe Cohen, 27/07/2014 16:10
Activists: Beware Concerned Christians

Activists: Beware Concerned Christians

At least two prominent Jerusalemites believe that Israel is “selling its soul” to Christian missionaries for their political supportDavid Lev, 04/10/2012 14:02
Major Israeli Newspaper Runs Missionary Ad

Major Israeli Newspaper Runs Missionary Ad

The economic daily Calcalist features a large ad placed by Jews for Jesus, which anti-missionary activists called misleading.David Lev, 25/04/2012 10:35
Mailmen Refuse to Deliver 'New Testament'

Mailmen Refuse to Deliver 'New Testament'

MK Orlev says Communications Minister and Postal Service agreed to halt distribution of missionary material.Gil Ronen, 05/03/2012 14:11
Community Stands Up to Missionary Mailings

Community Stands Up to Missionary Mailings

Kfar HaRo'eh refuses to accept the little blue pamphlets despite threats of criminal prosecution.Gil Ronen, 03/01/2012 08:51
Activist: Rejecting Beck Would be 'Suicidal'

Activist: Rejecting Beck Would be 'Suicidal'

Israel is in no position to reject the friendship of Evangelical Christians, says a Land of Israel activist.David Lev, 24/08/2011 00:07
Debate on Beck Rages – ‘He Loves Israel’

Debate on Beck Rages – ‘He Loves Israel’

Glenn Beck is a “unique Gentile” who loves Israel, a leading nationalist says in response to charges that his supporters are missionaries. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 23/08/2011 08:21
Yad L'achim: Teach More Judaism

Yad L'achim: Teach More Judaism

Days before the holiday of Shavuot, Yad L'achim called for more action in promoting Jewish identity among schoolchildren in Israel.David Lev, 31/05/2011 21:33
Terror Victim to be Buried in US

Terror Victim to be Buried in US

Christian missionary Kristine Luken, who was murdered in an Arab terrorist attack Saturday, will be buried in the United States.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 21/12/2010 20:24
Missionary Leader Convicted

Missionary Leader Convicted

Edwin Beckford, leader of a Messianic cult in Arad, has been convicted of assaulting an anti-missionary activist and of trying to run down others.Hillel Fendel, 04/11/2010 16:56
Missionary Center in Tel Aviv

Missionary Center in Tel Aviv

A missionary group has set up shop in the heart of Tel Aviv, offering aid to the needy – and guidance towards baptism.Hillel Fendel, 07/07/2010 11:01
Messianic Org Loses Court Case

Messianic Org Loses Court Case

The Magistrates Court in Be’er Sheva has ruled against a Messianic congregation that sued the city’s Chief Rabbi and Yad L’Achim.Hillel Fendel, 07/06/2010 15:17
Missionary Activity Stepped Up

Missionary Activity Stepped Up

“Jews for Jesus” in Israel brags that it has launched an intense, first-of-its-kind missionary campaign in Tel Aviv’s satellite cities.Hillel Fendel, 26/05/2010 12:24
Missionary Event for Teenagers

Missionary Event for Teenagers

A missionary seminar was held for teenagers in Ashdod ten days ago, teaching them how to “witness” to their friends – in violation of Israeli law.Hillel Fendel, 04/11/2009 13:04
60 Converts are Missionaries

60 Converts are Missionaries

The Chief Rabbinate has been given a list of more than 60 still-active missionaries who recently converted to Judaism. Hillel Fendel, 07/07/2009 19:35