The people of Judea and Samaria have sacrificed a great deal to settle in the Biblical Heartland: terrorist attacks, boycotts, housing freezes, threats of expulsion, and the actual destruction of the communities in Gaza. But throughout, their faith has kept them strong and kept them focused on G-d’s purposes for His people and His land. … Read more
This film is CFOIC Heartland’s way of saying thank you to the friends and supporters of the communities over the years. You will meet some of the people who have been helped by CFOIC Heartland. Their stories will tug at your heart and make you glad to have become a part of CFOIC Heartland’s vital … Read more
This film will enable you to catch a glimpse of the reality of life as experienced by the Gush Katif refugees, the thousands of Jews who were forced from their homes in the Gaza Strip in August of 2005. You will meet the people from Gush Katif. The video explores the emotional and spiritual reactions … Read more
Imagine being woken up at 5 in the morning by a wailing and threatening siren whose menacing tone rises and falls with the known signal of impending attack. It is the same sort of feeling that is experienced by families living near Gaza — those families have been experiencing sirens like this for years.
We were treated to wonderful news last week as US President Donald Trump declared that the US would no longer fund UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, and criticized the agency for hindering rather than helping efforts to improve the lives of Palestinians. UNRWA’s 2017 budget, according to the Washington Post, was $1.1 billion and the US provided more than 30% of that annual budget.
I am Jewish and my Jewish identity is key to who I am. It is key to what my nation is and it is key to the existence of Israel. We will not apologize for being. We will not apologize for defending ourselves. We will never tire of the attempts to seek peace with our neighbors but in so doing we will never deny who we are. I am Jewish and I am proud of it. And if there are those who hate me because I am Jewish, so be it. I will not apologize for who I am.
Israeli politics are known for their volatility and unexpectedness. There have only been 6 Israeli governments which served their full term, the last one ending in 1988. The Knesset (Israeli Parliament) generally finds a reason to disband the government before the end of its term and call for full parliamentary elections. Usually, there is ongoing … Read more
Close to three years after the disengagement from the Gaza Strip and the destruction of the Jewish communities in Gush Katif (2005), this film provides an updated view of what has happened to these people and where they are today (2008). Suffering from unemployment, financial need, emotional distress, and family upheaval, the refugees from Gush … Read more