The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) represent Israeli society more than any other organization.
It is a real melting pot, in which the serving soldiers, both men and women have a diverse
ethnic and religious background. Lieutenant Toby Cohen is the first Nigerian woman who
serves in the IDF’s Homefront Command.
While Judaism is not an evangelical religion, God always looks at the heart. At the time of the Great Exodus from Egypt, led by Moses and Aaron, many Egyptians joined Am Israel and were welcomed as fellow travelers along the path to the Promised Land. Ruth the Moabitess spoke these immortal words to her Jewish mother-in-law, Naomi: "Your people will be my people and your God my God", and became an ancestor of Yeshua HaMashiach.
The Muslim holy month of fasting, Ramadan, commenced last Wednesday at the sighting of the moon, heralding a number of Israeli Defense Force concessions for Palestinians living in the West Bank.