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An Eye on Zion: Kedumim

Almost 3,800 years ago, the great-great-grandchildren of Joseph, excitedly surveyed the lush hills of Samaria comprising the tribal territories allotted to them by Joshua. However, the tribesmen of Manasseh and Ephraim, the two sons of Joseph, faced an ostensible dilemma: How would their mountainous territories accommodate and provide for their large populations?

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An Eye on Zion: Migdal Oz

Tucked into the hills of Gush Etzion just southwest of Jerusalem, the beautiful kibbutz of Migdal Oz stands as a beacon of ongoing resilience. Literally translated into English as “Tower of Strength,” Migdal Oz has truly lived up to its name. Through the years, the kibbutz has endured repeated gunfire and arson attacks by hostile Arab neighbors.

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We Can Only Trust in God

As we approached Passover, the entire country debated as to how we would be celebrating this year. Still in the midst of a terrible war, with some 100 hostages still held captive by Hamas in dreadful conditions, we asked ourselves how we would celebrate the holiday of freedom.

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An Eye on Zion: Ofra

Nestled in the hills of the Benjamin region in Samaria near the historic Mount Baal Hazor, Ofra is more than just a suburban area. It is a testament to the timeless bond between the people of Israel and the land God promised them.

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Purim in the Wake of War

At the conclusion of World War II, the world learned of the horrors that the Nazis had inflicted upon the Jewish people. For the first time in history, a nation had decided to fully exterminate another people, to eradicate the Jewish people from the face of the earth. 

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An Eye on Zion: Gilgal – Argaman

As the Children of Israel prepared to cross the Jordan River, two and a half tribes, Reuben, Gad, and half of Manasseh, sought permission to settle the lush, fertile soil on the eastern side of the Jordan.

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A Thank You from our Communities

After Hamas’s October 7 assault on Israel, communities across Judea and Samaria felt especially vulnerable. These communities turned to their Christian friends for help. Thanks to your generous donations, the following communities received vital equipment!

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The Hypocrisy of the International Community

At the conclusion of World War II, the world learned of the horrors that the Nazis had inflicted upon the Jewish people. For the first time in history, a nation had decided to fully exterminate another people, to eradicate the Jewish people from the face of the earth. 

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Happy Tu Bi Shvat!

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print January 23, 2024 Thanks to you, CFOIC was able to plant a grove of young trees in Gitit, just in time for Tu B’shvat! Tu B’Shvat is the new year for trees and is traditionally celebrated by planting trees and eating fruits and nuts native to Israel. This new grove

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