By Amy Zewe
Yes, You Can!
General Amir Avivi joins The Jerusalem Connection from his location in Israel to share the story of the IDSF (Israel’s Defense and Security Forum). The Jerusalem Connection is initiating an exciting new project to help support the men and women defending the promised land of Israel. General Avivi shares with us his own account of how anti-Zionism is gaining traction within Israeli schools, universities, the press, and the government. He explains the ISDF is strategically and optimistically countering this false narrative.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is comprised of young citizens of Israel who are part of a conscripted service obligation. These young people are strong, gifted, and eager to enter adulthood with meaning and success. However, like the situation in the US, Israeli schools and society are often fraught with conflicting opinions and narratives about Zionism and Israel’s role on the world stage, as well as its interactions with its neighbors. The young soldier is often left confused or uncertain as a result. General Avivi, from a family residing in Jerusalem since the 1600s, was a commander in the IDF. He successfully led battalions in various key victories using unique approaches in preparing his soldiers. He has also witnessed specific unfortunately policy decisions that were unwise, to say the least, in terms of Israel’s safety and security.
The IDSF’s mission is to help Israeli youth understand and embrace their role as IDF soldiers to defend and protect the land promised to them in the Bible with passion. The IDSF is committed to helping Israelis connect with their heritage, including the history, the land, and the biblical covenants. Soldiers feel passionate about their missions when they connect personally with the land and Biblical promises. The ISDF is non-partisan and engages in education, research, policy-making, media, and grassroots endeavors to work towards its goal of ensuring Israel’s security and engaging its core values for strategic problem-solving. The IDSF is touching the lives of the military members as well as educating all facets of society so that we can all be supportive, confident, and proud of the mission and mandates the IDF must engage to have a secure and prosperous Israel.
We have a wonderful opportunity to engage with IDSF to show our support and love of Israel and God’s Chosen people. Join us in sharing our heart and zeal to fulfill the mission of Christian Zionists to comfort Israel and in recognizing and championing God’s eternal covenant:
Please be praying for all members of the IDF from the students poised to train, to the senior leadership members and the policymakers in the Israeli government. Partner with us in helping provide the IDSF resources, sharing information, and supporting Israel’s security in various strategic approaches the IDSF takes. Leeann more about the IDSF (and to contribute) by going to https://thejerusalemconnection.us/support-idsf/ on our website.
You can access all the IDSF’s research and content at https://idsf.org.il/en/. Follow, like, and share IDSF content from its Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter pages.