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The press releases below are our responses to news which directly affects both Jews for Jesus and the cause of Jewish evangelism worldwide. Here are the latest, the most controversial, and the most compelling notices of what our ministry faces on a daily basis. Read them below.

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6. Engaging with a student at Hebrew University, one of hundreds of conversations that took place over the month-long outreach.

The Most Comprehensive Jews for Jesus Campaign Ever Takes Place in Jerusalem
June 4, 2018
Author: Susan Perlman

Jews for Jesus said, “Behold Your God Jerusalem,” in an unprecedented way this past month. With over 200 staff and volunteers participating, the group engaged in over 5,000 conversations with Israelis about Jesus one on one and had over 200,000 check out their social media posts.

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Integrity of Barna Data on Jewish Millennials Called into Question by Some Jewish Leaders. Jews for Jesus Responds:
November 6, 2017
Author: Susan Perlman

The results of a recently released study by the Barna Group, Jewish Millennials: The Beliefs and Behaviors Shaping Young Jews in America, have been called into question by some Jewish leaders. This reaction is emotional and unfounded.

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Barna Releases New Study on American Jewish Millennials: The Results Offer Some Surprises
October 30, 2017
Author: Susan Perlman

The Barna team found that Millennial Jews in America present quite a paradox.

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Jews for Jesus Responds to Evangelical Church in Germany’s (EKD) Renunciation of Jewish Evangelism
November 21, 2016
Author: Susan Perlman

At their annual synod, the EKD, a group of Lutheran, Reformed and United churches that comprise the liberal wing of Protestantism in Germany, passed a resolution renouncing its mission to convert Jews to Christianity.

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Daily Beast Torching of Mosque Story Gets It Wrong
September 16, 2016

The Daily Beast ran a sensational headline. entitled: “Jew for Jesus Arrested for Torching Omar Mateen’s Mosque,” but Joseph Schreiber is not in any way associated with Jews for Jesus.

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Jerusalem Online Removes Slanderous Article on Jews for Jesus
April 21, 2016

A February 21st article by Rachel Avraham, titled “Jews for Jesus Missionaries Support Pro-terror Palestinian Organization,” has been taken down by Jerusalem Online in response to a letter from Jews for Jesus’ lawyers.

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Jews for Jesus Libeled in the Jerusalem Online
February 22, 2016
Author: Susan Perlman

Jews for Jesus missionaries are wrongly being charged with links to Arab terrorists according to a Jerusalem Online report. Father Gabriel Naddaf of Nazareth alleges that, by association, Jews for Jesus is in collusion with those who are anti-Zionist. He cites conversations with two Jews for Jesus staff members, both of whom have served as soldiers in the IDF and currently serve in the Israeli reserves.

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Jews for Jesus Leader Denounces Vatican Statement on Jewish Evangelism
December 11, 2015

The Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews released a comprehensive document on Catholic-Jewish relations on December 10 which calls on the Catholic Church to “neither conduct nor support any specific institutional mission work directed towards Jews.”

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Paris Branch Update
November 14, 2015

The recent attacks have struck again in Paris within a stone’s throw from our Juifs Pour Jesus office and in neighborhoods and landmarks where we regularly engage in ministry. Our team is fine and our families are fine. Thank you all for your prayers and concern. The Police in our district reached out to us…

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Controversial Video Hits 1 Million Views After Cable Stations Deny Ads “That Jew Died for You” Challenges Anti-Semitism
April 22, 2014

With less than one week until Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 28, a video that shows Jesus carrying a cross into Auschwitz is gaining traction and igniting conversation about where God was during one of the most tragic events in history. Jews for Jesus released the professional video, “That Jew Died for You,” to help redefine the conversation and reshape views of Jesus.

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Campaigner Released on Bail from Prison
November 25, 2013

Barry B. took part in the Behold Your God Campaign in the Negev which just successfully concluded. Last Wednesday Barry was arrested and spent 4 days and nights in from the Ramle Prison near Tel Aviv for exercising his faith in Y’shua.

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Why The Recent Attacks on Jews Who Believe in Jesus?
November 18, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2013, Phoenix, AZ A Wave of Attacks Distorts the Mission and Message of Messianic Jewish Organizations The November 14 appearance of former President George W. Bush at a fundraising event sponsored by the Messianic Jewish Bible...

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Jews for Jesus Campaigner Taken to Prison in Israel Without Cause

Jews for Jesus Campaigner Taken to Prison in Israel Without Cause FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Susan Perlman, Jews for Jesus (415) 864-2600 [email protected] www.jewsforjesus.org November 20, 2013, San Francisco, CA Freedom of Religion Under Assault...

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Jews for Jesus Messianic Statement
July 31, 2012

Jews for Jesus Affirms the Messianic Jewish Movement and the Messianic Congregational Movement   (July 31, 2012)  In a statement released today, the Jews for Jesus Council (its global leadership body) issued the following statement of clarification on its position on...

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RICHARD NIXON, BILLY GRAHAM, AND JEWS FOR JESUS
June 26, 2009

June 26, 2009

The Rev. Billy Graham informed Richard Nixon of the Jewish community’s concern about Jews for Jesus in a private telephone conversation in February 1973. Graham represented the group as being “set up all over the country,” at a time when the organization was in its fledgling stage, with just a handful of workers.

The 20-minute conversation, released on Tuesday as part of 154 hours of tape recordings from the Nixon White House, took place on February 21, 1973, the day Israeli jets fired on a Libyan passenger plane that violated its airspace, causing the plane to crash and killing 108 people on board…

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Christianity Today: Jews for Jesus Director Defends Remarks
September 9, 2008

Christianity Today: Jews for Jesus Director Defends Remarks This article originally appeard in ChristianityToday.com by Sarah Pulliam Jews for Jesus came under scrutiny after Politico published remarks made at Sarah Palin’s church before she was chosen as John...

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MSNBC: Jews for Jesus Head Defends Speech

MSNBC: Jews for Jesus Head Defends Speech Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 3:17 PM by Domenico Montanaro From MSNBC.com From NBC’s Aram Roston ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The executive director of Jews For Jesus — a group that tries to convert Jews to...

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The Gospel and the Jewish People
March 31, 2008

The Gospel and the Jewish People Did you see the full-page ad in The New York Times on Friday, March 28, entitled “The Gospel and Jewish People: An Evangelical Statement“? Sponsored by the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), the statement is signed by...

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Jews for Jesus at Superbowl XLII
February 6, 2008

The Jews for Jesus Arizona branch organized an evangelistic outreach along with several volunteers from a local church and a Messianic congregation.”

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Jews for Jesus staff member and volunteer holding sign at Annapolis Peace Conference

Annapolis Peace Summit
November 28, 2007

Washington D.C. Jews for Jesus branch attends the protests taking place at the Peace Summit in Annapolis.”

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Letter to the Editor of Christianity Today
November 5, 2007

Read David Brickner’s letter to the editor in response to Christianity Today’s article on “What It Means to Love Israel”.”

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Jews for Jesus in November 5, 2007 Issue of Newsweek
October 29, 2007

Read what Newsweek Society Editor, Lisa Miller had to say about Jews for Jesus in relating to a recent statement by Ann Coulter about ‘Perfecting’ Jews.”

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Jewish Evangelism Leaders Meet World-Wide
August 24, 2007

For Immediate Release Jewish Evangelism Leaders Meet World-Wide Keszthely, Hungary, 24 August 2007 – Over 160 participants from 18 countries, representing 16 agencies and congregations involved in Jewish evangelism participated in The Lausanne Consultation on...

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Southern Baptists, Jewish Christians: Bible Says God Gave Israel to the Jews
September 13, 2006

David Brickner and Susan Perlman of Jews for Jesus are cited in this recent article from the Christian Post, which deals with support for...

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Press Release: Jews for Jesus and Jackie Mason
August 25, 2006

For immediate release Contact Person: Susan Perlman Jackie Mason, the comedian, is suing Jews for Jesus over one of their evangelistic pamphlets which features his likeness. The pamphlet, entitled, Jackie Mason, a Jew for Jesus!?” is a good natured look at how...

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