Tagged Friends of Israel

Multifaith ‘Thank G-d for Israel’ event planned

Jim Showers

The Weintraub Israel Center will present “Thank G-d for Israel,” an event showcasing multifaith support for Israel, on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. The keynote speaker will be Jim Showers, executive director of Friends of Israel, a worldwide Christian ministry founded in… Read more »

For Jews, Vaclav Havel wasn’t just a friend but a champion of freedom

Memorial candles in Prague for Vaclav Havel, who died this week. Jewish groups and leaders said the former Czech president was a symbol of freedom, Dec. 18, 2011. (David Short via Creative Commons)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Vaclav Havel was a friend of the Jews and of Israel, but prominent Jews who mourned his passing this week said the Czech leader’s greatest legacy was his universal message of freedom. “Vaclav Havel was one of the few islands of intellectual freedom in the sea… Read more »