Zionism was traditionally a Jewish issue. Beginning in the mid-19th century, Jews began to explore the idea of a modern return to the Land of Israel before Messiah’s arrival. Theodore Herzl founded the Zionist movement which acted politically to advance the idea of a modern Jewish state in the Land of Israel. Jews who advocated for this state and who sought to make their home in Israel, to “make Aliyah” were called Zionists. But can Christians connect to Zionism as well?
Kimberly Troup, Christian Zionist director of CFOIC Heartland’s US office, and Tommy Waller, also a Christian Zionist, discuss their connection to the Zionist movement, both Biblically and practically while Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jewish Zionist, who made Aliyah to Israel and has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians all over the world to bless Israel, explains the historical foundations of Zionism and the theological debate it created at its inception.