Reasons for Hope

Yael Eckstein  |  January 27, 2022

Yael Eckstein with Israeli flag and Bible, showing hope for International Holocaust Remembrance Day
(Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv)

This International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the six million Jewish lives lost during the Holocaust. But despite anti-Semitism again growing around the world, Yael writes at The Washington Times that, for the first time in their history, the Jewish people have two reasons for hope:

The first difference is that today, we have the state of Israel. In 2022, there is a Jewish state with one of the greatest armies in the world. For the first time in 2,000 years, the Jewish people live as an independent nation in our homeland. The establishment of Israel in 1948 was a game-changer for the Jewish people. We have a place of refuge and the ability to defend ourselves. Moreover, Israel has a strong economy and innovative technology, and we are making great contributions to the global community.

The second difference today is that, for the first time in history, the Jewish people have friends. There are millions of Christians around the world who not only stand with Israel in their hearts, but stand up for Israel, speak up for Israel, and work in so many ways to ensure Israel’s safety and survival.

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