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On THE ROSENBERG REPORT: Meet the Messianic ministry that cooks 500 hot meals a day for Israeli soldiers fighting Hezbollah on Lebanese border

‘Israelis have tears in their eyes when they realize that Christians from around the world came to support them,’ Pastor Israel IIuz – a son of a rabbi – tells Joel Rosenberg

(Photo: Screenshot/TBN's The Rosenberg Report)

Kiryat Shmona, the largest city in northern Israel, has turned into a ghost town after Oct. 7. More than 100,000 Israelis have had to evacuate their homes in the north due to constant attacks by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah. Missiles and mortars fired from across the border with Lebanon, have targeted Israeli homes, vehicles and military posts, killing civilians and soldiers. 

In this week’s episode of THE ROSENBERG REPORT on TBN, ALL ISRAEL NEWS Editor-in-Chief Joel Rosenberg goes to visit the war-ravaged town. 

(Photo: Screenshot/TBN's The Rosenberg Report)

“Very few Israelis have any confidence that Hezbollah will pull back from the border peacefully,” Rosenberg stressed.  

Does that mean Israel could soon engage in a much larger-scale conflict than the one with Hamas?

What did Rosenberg hear from Israeli security experts? 

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While in the north, Rosenberg met with members of a local Messianic ministry who decided to stay behind and support the national effort on the front line with Lebanon, despite the clear risks.   

Pastor Israel IIuz and his family established a humanitarian relief center that provides hot meals to northern Israeli communities and IDF soldiers. While most members of their Messianic congregation with children have evacuated, many Christians from around the world called in and said they wanted to help. Volunteers have arrived from Germany, Canada, Switzerland, South Korea and the United States. 

“We had few soldiers with tears in their eyes when they saw this love coming from so many Christians… It's really a great blessing to be in this place,” IIuz told Rosenberg. 

The pastor’s son, Yonatan, is a chef who just opened his own local restaurant. When the war with Hamas broke out in the south and Hezbollah decided to join in against Israel from the north, the young chef knew exactly what he had to do. 

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“We went from cooking 100 meals a day to 500 because there was a need,” Yonatan said. 

He explained to Rosenberg that preparing meals for the soldiers is almost like a “coping mechanism” for him to deal with the horrible atrocities and aftermath of the Oct. 7 attack.  

(Photo: Screenshot/TBN's The Rosenberg Report)

Rosenberg and his wife, Lynn, support Pastor IIuz's ministry activity through The Joshua Fund. The fund has invested more than $100 million in humanitarian relief and in strengthening local churches across Israel and throughout the Middle East. 

IIuz was born into a Jewish religious home as a son of a rabbi. He openly shared his personal story of how he came to faith in Jesus Christ, from all places – in South Africa.  

How did his family react?

Why does the pastor think more Israelis are beginning to realize that Evangelical Christians have a special love for Jews and the Jewish state? 

Don’t miss tonight’s episode. 

THE ROSENBERG REPORT airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. EST and Saturday nights at 9:30 p.m. EST – on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the most-watched Christian television network in the United States.

The episode can also be seen on

The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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