The State of Israel, in an unprecedented decision, has allocated a radio broadcast frequency to an American Christian evangelical radio network that will broadcast messages of hope and peace to the people in Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Jordan and expanded night-time coverage into Turkey and Egypt. This is the first time a Christian broadcast frequency has been granted in Israel and the first domestic radio station with international purpose (from a news release by Strategic Communications Group).

The new Christian Radio station “Voice of Hope for the Middle East” (AM 1287) was dedicated at the end of March in a live on-air broadcast featuring president and founders John and Heather Tayloe and General Manager Gary Hull, Church of God overseer—Israel/Palestinian Authority Area. Broadcasts are in Arabic and some English to the Arab population.

Israel’s Minister of Communication, Tzachi Hanegbi stated: “This radio station exemplifies the deep connection and unique bond that Israel has with the American people and between Jews and Christians. We are certain that the message of hope that will be brought by the station will be an uplifting tool and a benefit to our neighbors. The State of Israel supports any message of peace to the people in neighboring countries and this is why we decided to support the reestablishment of the Voice of Hope.”

The Voice of Hope is a gift of love from Christians in the United States and Canada.