fbpx The Heartland Report – The Israel Guys

The Heartland Report

A weekly article delivering the truth about Israel to your inbox every Friday.

11

Why Lapid May Be Worse Than Bennett as Israel’s Prime Minister

By now you’ve heard the news. Israel’s Knesset is in the process of being dissolved, and new elections will be called for the fifth time in the last three years. Unlike the US, Israel is based on a parliamentary system, and when a government loses their majority coalition, it can easily be brought down and...
Read More
11

The UN is No Longer Trying to Hide Its Israel-Hatred

The UN Commission of Inquiry into the “Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel,” just released their first annual report on their findings. The pro-Palestinian bias presented in the report is unfortunately not surprising, but the blatant demonstration of Israel-hatred is deeply disturbing.  The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Commission of Inquiry was...
Read More
11

Thousands Flood Jerusalem’s Streets After Borders Open

Even though Israel’s skies opened on March 1st, 2022, the country remained strangely empty for several months. During Passover in mid-April, I was in Jerusalem, and the streets were very quiet. The two years of the pandemic left Israel with very few tourists, and people were challenged to believe that Israel was really open, not...
Read More
11

Is the U.S. Going to Make Jerusalem Into a Palestinian State?

In March of 2019, President Donald Trump made a very bold move and shut down the United States consulate in Jerusalem that served as an embassy to the Palestinians. This decision came only months after making the historic decision to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the Holy City as Israel’s capital. ...
Read More
11

10 Good Things That Happened in Israel This Week

News from Israel certainly has its fair share of ups and downs, and some weeks it can seem like there are more downs than ups. But here at the Israel Guys, we want to make sure that we don’t lose sight of all the good things God is doing in the land of Israel. Ready...
Read More
11

Abandoning Fatherless Christianity

Father figures are important. They play a very unique and powerful role. A good father stabilizes, affirms, casts vision, and builds confidence. No other person could say, “See that goal, you can make it,” “You’re doing good,” or, “I’m proud of you,” and have the same impact.  Fifteen times in the Old Testament and seventeen...
Read More
11

An Al Jazeera Journalist Was Killed: Who is to Blame?

Shireen Abu Akleh, a veteran journalist for the Qatar-funded media network, Al Jazeera, was tragically killed in Jenin in Judea and Samaria this week. Local and international media have already rushed to condemn Israel for her death, even though an investigation has not yet been conducted, and it’s just as likely (if not more likely)...
Read More
11

Where is your Patriotism?

Should a Christian be patriotic to his homeland? I read a biography about Dietrich Bonhoeffer not long ago, and he brought up this same question. After World War 1, Bonhoeffer did some traveling around Europe and met Christians in each of the countries where he traveled. In every country, the Christians he met had prayed...
Read More
11

Israel is proof of God’s faithfulness!

​​If anyone has ever doubted the authenticity and authority of God’s Word, then I have news for you: Israel is the confirmation of God making good on ancient promises. This week we celebrate 74 years of Israeli statehood! In Hebrew, this day is called, “Yom Ha’atzmaut,” which means, “Independence Day.” But Israel wasn’t a newly...
Read More
11

The Nations Destroyed Israel’s Forests. Now They’re Re-Planting Them. 

2,000 years ago, the nations began destroying the land of Israel. Now, the nations have the opportunity to restore Israel’s forests.  There is a remarkable group of people who can be found in all parts of the world. They are those who have been to Israel, often many times over, and are passionate about helping...
Read More
11

Now is Not the Time to Cancel Your Plans

This week, my family and I were in Jerusalem to experience the Passover holiday festivities. We were particularly excited for the Priestly Blessing at the Kotel. Even though the days prior to our visit were filled with images and videos of riots on the Temple Mount and Jews being jumped and attacked in the Old...
Read More
11

Jesus did Passover | Should You?

Getting to know someone can be challenging. There is so much depth to every individual – strengths, weaknesses, personality traits, character, experiences, dreams, and passions. I was really close to my grandfather before he finished his time here on this earth. We spent time together working on his cattle farm and tinkering on cars. I...
Read More

More Articles