MembersModern Moabite Loves Israel

As more indigenous Christians shrug off their imposed Arab identity, affinity for Israel and the Jewish people returns

By David Lazarus | | Topics: CHRISTIANS
Illustration. Photo: Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90

Afeef Halash, a Jordanian Moabite, comes every year to Israel, where he rents a small apartment. He has visited with the president of Israel and spoken to Israeli government officials in the Knesset explaining why he as an Arab loves the Jewish people. Afeef has also challenged the Israeli ministers that the Jewish people need to embrace “their Jewish King Jesus.” I sat down with Afeef for an exclusive interview with Israel Today.

“I warned the Israelis not to give their land away and sin against God, who gave them the land in covenant,” he said about a recent meeting with Israeli politicians. “I suggested that Israel must remain a Jewish state with a united Jerusalem as its capital, and prayed to that effect. But the restoration of the land is only 50 percent of the full restoration. Israel needs her Messiah and true King,” he believes.

Afeef comes from the southern desert of Jordan, the ancient Kingdom of Moab. His family tree goes back hundreds of years, and with his unusually “reddish” hair, he sees himself as a...

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