Our Israel director Dan Sered reports, “The Supreme Court of Israel heard the case on Monday the 9th of February 2015. While there has not been an official ruling, we have been given hope by what occurred in the courtroom. The court has officially postponed judgment on the case for now and has asked Barry to once again apply for an entry visa for Israel, recommending to the Ministry of Interior that they accept and approve his application. If however, the Ministry of Interior once again chooses to deny him entrance to the country, the court will then reinstate the case and make an official ruling. It also hinted that such a ruling would most likely be in our favor. Praise the Lord!
“This postponement without ruling gives the Ministry of Interior the ability to save face from losing such a case, while at the same time avoiding a ruling which could set a precedent for future cases with similar circumstances. This decision, while not a powerful statement for the freedom to practice religion in the State of Israel, certainly makes us optimistic that Barry B., from our Jews for Jesus UK Branch, will once again be allowed to visit and proclaim the gospel in Israel.
“Barry, when hearing the news, was very pleased and thanked all of our supporters and friends for their many prayers. We too praise the Lord for this tipping of the scales in our favor. We implore you to continue praying for this case. Please pray for the Ministry of Interior to give Barry B. the visa as recommended by the Supreme Court, and that he will be able to come to Israel very soon.
“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16