A week before Pesach, Yad L'Achim warned that Israel was on the brink of a major missionary campaign run by J's Witnesses, which had recruited Christian groups from around the world to provide additional manpower. The warning was based on sources from within cults.
Disturbing calls began coming into Yad L'Achim's hotline, reporting that a store run by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority at the Stalactite Caves near Beit Shemesh was selling a missionary book written for children.
In recent days, Yad L'Achim's head office has been inundated with calls attesting to a devious missionary campaign being conducted in the heart of chareidi neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Beitar Ilit and Beit Shemesh.
It's been a while now since the cults began operating booths filled with dangerous missionary material in major cities. They aren't content with merely handing out their material to passersby; they convince people to divulge their personal details so that they can stay in touch, with the goal of eventually getting them to convert to Christianity.
It was an unforgettable sight: Thousands of Jews walked out of the Caesarea Amphitheater this past Shabbos when they realized they had been hoodwinked into attending a missionary event, as Yad L'Achim had warned.
A month after the Israel Police decided not to press charges against a missionary who distributed material to a Jewish minor in the Modiin area, on the grounds that there was no "criminal guilt," attorney Moshe Morgenstern, a member of Yad L'Achim's legal team, fired off an urgent letter to state prosecutors asking them to investigate why police closed the case for no good reason.
Thousands of residents of Rishon LeZion, representing all sectors, participated in a Tefillah rally Shabbos morning to protest against the holding of a mass missionary event in the city.
An alert Modiin resident who snapped a picture of missionaries soliciting a child and sent it to Yad L'Achim played a key role in getting a police complaint filed against the missionaries.
Missionaries recently distributed thousands of flyers in mailboxes throughout Petach Tikvah, in the center of Israel. Outraged residents called Yad L'Achim which quickly dispatched activists to the area to expose the missionaries and distribute their own material to counter them.
Yad L'Achim has filed a police complaint charging aggravated assault against missionaries in Jerusalem who ordered the brutal attack of some of its activists.
J's Witnesses are conducting an Israel-wide campaign, knocking on doors and asking homeowners to allow them in for a discussion on "the meaning of life."
Jerusalem residents were outraged to discover that flyers being distributed on the streets of the capital by missionaries bore the official seal of the City of Jerusalem. They notified Yad L'Achim, which immediately turned to the municipality with a demand that legal action be taken to get the practice halted.
An attorney for Yad L'Achim, Moshe Morgenstern, sent an urgent letter to the justice minister and attorney general this week demanding an investigation into illegal missionary activity at a recent conference held for security officers of the Eshkol regional council.
In a welcome development, the Vatican last week issued an official document stating that Catholics should not undertake organized efforts to convert Jews.
School principals in the Jerusalem District were shocked to learn that an official Education Ministry ceremony held this Tuesday to distribute citations of merit was held at a missionary center in the heart of the capital.
An internal memorandum released last week by the Kehillat Haderech missionary congregation in Karmiel proves that Yad LAchim's counter-missionary campaign is working.
The missionaries are taking cynical advantage of the terror wave in Israel to prey on innocent Jews.
Yad L'Achim has received dozens of calls from residents reporting missionaries circulating in city centers and using the security situation to draw passersby into discussions about their fears. These quickly led to conversations on matters of faith and the distribution of missionary material, with assurances following in its ways will lead to quiet on the country's streets.
Jews for J. have launched a massive missionary campaign throughout Israel's south, appearing at major intersections with banners bearing Christian messages aimed at converting Jews.
Outraged pedestrians in Tel Aviv phoned the Yad L'Achim hotline last week to report that missionaries were distributing innocent-looking "Tehillim" volumes that contained Christian teachings.
Religiously observant mailmen in Ashkelon are pleading with Yad L'Achim to intercede on their behalf so that they don't have to deliver missionary material to tens of thousands of homes. The mailmen had asked their employer, Israel Post, to be excused from the task – on the grounds that it offends their religious sensibilities – but their request fell on deaf ears.