Friday, October 7, 2011

Flyers single out Christians in Israeli town

A member of an ultra-Orthodox anti-Christian group
protests outside the home of a Christian couple.
(Photo: Compass Direct)
In July, we told you about an ultra-Orthodox anti-Christian group called Yad L’Achim that accused a Christian couple of manipulating a young girl to convert to Christianity. A full-page ad in the local newspaper disclosed the couple’s address and invited residents to protest outside their home.

In a similar pattern, Messianic Jews in a suburb west of Jerusalem have been targeted by a flyer campaign. The perpetrators have posted the addresses, phone numbers, and photographs of Messianic Jews in the town of Mevassarat Zion in an apparent attempt to incite harassment.

Asher Intrater, leader of the Ahavat Yeshua Congregation, believes the flyers are “an effort to drive us out of the neighborhood.” He said this is the first time he has seen a positive response from the local authorities.

While Yad L’Achim’s involvement is unverified, it does match a pattern that is emerging in Israel against Messianic Jews and evangelical Christians.

You can read Compass Direct New’s full article here.

Pray for Christians in Israel!
  • Pray they would lean on God for strength and security.
  • Pray that the perpetrators would see Christ in those they target.
  • Pray for the gospel’s spread in the midst of this persecution.

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