Meet the Christian Cowboys Defending Israel’s Heartland

Stand for Israel  |  November 19, 2023

horse, sunset, Israel
Horses in the sunset at a farm in the Golan Heights, on January 30, 2023. (Photo: Michael Giladi/Flash90)

These 15 American Christian cowboys come from Tennessee, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, and Montana to guard Israel’s Judea and Samaria, set up security roads, and provide supplies, reports The Jerusalem Post:

Fifteen American Christian cowboys with their wide-brimmed hats, denim shirts, tight Wrangler jeans, leather belts with large buckles, and well-worn boots have come to Israel to protect the Jewish residents of the biblical heartland – Judea and Samaria.

“We want to live for Israel; that is our goal,” said 24-year-old Yosef Strain from Montanna, his voice carrying a subtle twang…

Charles Hutsler, 19, from Huntsville, Arkansas, said he was “not scared” about being in the country during a war because “God has my back.”

Ezekiel (“Zeek”) Strain, 20, Yosef Strain’s brother, said he believes in Israel in the promised land, specifically, the biblical heartland.

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