Jewish people have lived for many centuries in the territories known today as the former Soviet Union and for virtually the whole of that time they have suffered persecution. Jews first settled in the border regions beyond the Caucasus and the shores of the Black Sea. The first recorded anti-Semitic violence took place in Kiev in 1113. It set a pattern that has continued to the present day, down through the 19th century pogroms and finding its ultimate savagery in the Nazi holocaust in Ukraine and Stalin's Gulag. more >>
Ebenezer workers have come across many incidents of anti-Semitism in the former Soviet Union. Jewish people have been attacked physically and in the press; synagogues, community centres and cemeteries in many places are regularly vandalised. A string of such incidents came in the wake of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attack on the United States. Jewish people are discriminated against at their workplaces and politicians have spoken against them. more >>
God has an eternal purpose for Israel: to be a light to the nations (Isaiah 42:1-9). Through Israel all families of the earth will be blessed (Genesis 12:2-3; 22:14-18). The promise continues to Isaac (Genesis 26:4-5) and Jacob (Genesis 28:14). God has not, and will not, change His plan and purpose for Israel (Romans 11:29).
God will fulfil His purposes in Israel: 'I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you' (Genesis 28:15). In Isaiah 43:1-13 God speaks of Israel being His servant, for His glory, chosen to be a channel of His revelation and glory to the nations. more >>
Worldwide Jewish populations
Operation Exodus is an instrument of the Lord to encourage and help the Jewish people to return to the Land of Israel from the land of the north and all the nations and to proclaim God's Kingdom purposes for their return