Biographies

Listed in order of appearance

Jonathan Bernis, Author of A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days

Jonathan Bernis has been a Jewish Believer in Jesus for more than 30 years and has been leading annual teaching tours to Israel since 1984. He is the host of the syndicated television program Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis, which airs weekly throughout the United States and abroad. Jonathan is also a sought-after conference speaker and author of several books, including A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days and A Rabbi Looks at Jesus of Nazareth.

Dominique LaPierre, Author and Historian

Dominique LaPierre launched his writing career with his best-selling A Dollar for a Thousand Miles, which details his 30,000-mile journey around North America from Paris at age 17. Since then, he has written many bestselling books about courage, resilience, and the power of compassion. In 1981, he founded a humanitarian association called City of Joy Aid that rescues children suffering with leprosy from the slums of Calcutta, which is supported by royalties from his literary successes. Due to his personal connections with Mother Teresa, LaPierre gained exclusive rights to write the film "Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor," which aired in primetime on the Family Channel in the United States and several European channels.

Rina Schenfeld, Acclaimed Dancer

Born in Tel Aviv in 1938 of Polish descent, Rina Schenfeld began her dance career under the classical ballet teacher Mia Arbatova and then studied at Martha Graham’s studio at Juilliard. She was one of the founders of the Batsheva Company before establishing the Rina Schenfeld Dance Theater. Throughout her career she has been both principal dancer and innovative choreographer. Schenfeld was described by the New York Times as “one of the most important artists of our generation.” In 2005, she was voted one of the 200 greatest Israelis of all time by the Israeli news website Ynet.

Walid Shoebat, Former PLO Member

Walid Shoebat was born into a prominent Arab Muslim family in Bethlehem and was raised to hate Jews and the Western world. He joined the PLO and was involved in numerous acts of terror. Shoebat immigrated to the United States where, upon a challenge to discredit the Bible in order to convert his wife, he found the truth and became a Believer in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in 1993.

David Yaniv, Israeli War Veteran

Born in Tel Aviv in 1936 to parents who emigrated from Germany, David Yaniv grew up celebrating Jewish traditions until several family members were killed in Nazi Germany. After that point, he was raised as an atheist. Later on, while living in a moshav (agricultural community) in Israel, David injured his back so badly surgery was necessary. Unfortunately, the surgery was not successful and he was paralyzed and wheelchair-bound for 7.5 years. God then chose to heal David, and David regained his faith in God. David is a retired Lt. Col. of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He died shortly before this documentary was completed; therefore, The Miracle of Israel is dedicated to David’s memory

Yehuda Glick, Temple Mount Heritage Foundation

Yehuda Glick is an American-born Jew who spends most of every day preparing for the arrival of the Messiah in Israel. He was the Executive Director of the Temple Institute before joining the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation. The Temple Mount, or Mount Moriah, is believed to be the site of the Foundation Stone, the Holy of Holies from where God gathered the dust to create Adam and it is also the site of the first Temple built by King Solomon.

Gershon Solomon, Temple Mount Faithful Organization

Gershon Salomon is the founder of the Temple Mount Faithful Organization, as well as an expert researcher and lecturer in Middle Eastern studies and an officer in the Israel Defense Force. He founded the Temple Mount Faithful Organization after Moshe Dayan, the defense minister of Israel in 1967, decided to turn control of the Temple Mount to the Muslim authorities of Jerusalem. Salomon’s vision is to consecrate the Temple Mount to God, remove Muslim shrines, and rebuild the Third Temple

Mark Regev, Spokesman of the Israeli Government

Formerly the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem from 2004-2007, Mark Regev is currently the international spokesman for the Prime Minister of Israel, a position he has held since 2007. The Guardian, a United Kingdom news source, has called the Australian-born leader “Israel’s Master of Public Relations.”/p>

Sammy Hellman, Israeli War Veteran

Sammy Hellman fought in both the Six-Day War of 1967 and the Yom Kippur War of 1973, and on his guided tours he relives his experiences. Originally from Romania, Sammy survived the Nazi occupation of his country and moved to Israel with his parents immediately after the war ended. As a licensed tour guide, Sammy has been leading daily tours throughout Israel for more than 30 years.”/p>

Eitan Ben-Eliyahu, Former Chief of the Israeli Air Force

Eitan Ben-Eliyahu is a graduate of the USAF Air Combat School. During his term as Commander in Chief of the Israeli Air Force, the F-161 (“Sufa”) was acquired, Israel’s first female combat navigators graduated from pilot training, operation of the Arrow missile commenced, and the first Israeli astronaut, Ilan Ramon, began his training with NASA. Eliyahu served in the capacity of Chief from 1996 until April 2000.”

Randall Price, Archaeologist

The Founder and President of World of the Bible Ministries, Inc., Dr. Randall Price specializes in Bible archaeology, and has been deeply involved in the excavations at the Qumran Plateau in Israel and instrumental in findings concerning the Dead Sea Scrolls, Noah’s Ark, and more. He is Executive Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Liberty University. He has also authored numerous books on the subject of The Temple and the Middle East conflict.”

Linet Loois, Director of The Miracle of Israel film

Linet Loois is a television veteran whose career spans almost twenty years in Network TV in Los Angeles. Her Hollywood honors include an Emmy Award and Golden Mic as well as an award for Most Creative Television Journalist from Columbia University. Linet was thrilled at the opportunity to work with The Miracle of Israel Foundation on a film that offers a fresh, unique perspective on the Jewish Messiah.”