May 12

Israeli Independence

Have you ever heard that the modern state of Israel was founded out of the Holocaust? It is true that it was founded soon after the Holocaust, but the making of a modern Jewish state was being planned long before Hitler was even a thought! Chris unpacks this often misunderstood concept and shows how God was at work bringing His Chosen People back to their ancient homeland. We’ll end our program with Apples of Gold, a dramatic reading from Holocaust survivor, Zvi Kalisher.

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May 12

Israeli Independence

Have you ever heard that the modern state of Israel was founded out of the Holocaust? It is true that it was founded soon after the Holocaust, but the making of a modern Jewish state was being planned long before Hitler was even a thought! Chris unpacks this often misunderstood concept and shows how God was at work bringing His Chosen People back to their ancient homeland. We’ll end our program with Apples of Gold, a dramatic reading from Holocaust survivor, Zvi Kalisher.

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The Israeli Solution

For years now politicians have been arguing that the only chance for peace between Israelis and Palestinians is a two-state solution. Israel remains a sovereign state, and the Palestinians reserve the right to create a state of their own. It’s only then, when the Palestinians forge their own destiny that peace will finally come between the two parties. That message has been status quo for decades and yet even today there is an even deeper divide between the Israelis and palestinians.

So what can be done?

Caroline Glick, senior contributing editor of The Jerusalem Post, has written a book to challenge the status quo of the two-state solution in her book Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East.

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Staff

Chris Katulka

FOI Radio Host/Teacher

Chris joined The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry in 2004. He’s host and Bible teacher on our weekly radio program and podcast The Friends of Israel Today, writes for Israel My Glory magazine and the FOI blog. In addition, he has led multiple tours to Israel and is an in-demand conference speaker. After graduating from the Institute of Jewish Studies in 2001, he received his B.S. in Bible from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University), and a Masters of Theology in Old Testament studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Chris lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife Karen and their 4 children.

Tom Gallione

Associate Producer/Engineer

Tom joined The Friends of Israel in 2000 and currently serves as Internet Ministries Manager in addition to his responsibilities with the radio program. After graduating from The Friends of Israel’s Institute of Biblical Studies in 1990, he received his B.S. in Bible and B.A. in Music from Philadelphia Biblical University (Cairn University) in Langhorne, PA. Tom lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife, Tadako.

Sarah Fern

Co-writer

Sarah is the Media Content Manager for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. She co-writes for the Friends of Israel Today radio program, manages the FOI blog, and creates content for various publications within the ministry. She has been serving with FOI since 2007. Sarah completed the two-year Bible program at Word of Life Bible Institute and has her B.S. in Business Administration from Liberty University. She lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband Martin and their son.

Steve Conover

Executive Producer/Co-Host

Steve is Executive Vice President of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. He has been serving with the ministry, including FOI radio, since 1995 and had the privilege of being mentored for many years by former FOI radio host Elwood McQuaid. Steve also oversees the media ministries department. He is a 1990 graduate of The Friends of Israel’s Institute of Biblical Studies. In 1994, he completed a program at the Broadcasters Training Center with legendary broadcaster Bill Singer, and received his FCC license. Steve is currently completing his Bachelor’s in Bible with a minor in Communication through Lancaster Bible College. Steve resides in the Philadelphia area with his wife Beth. They have two adult daughters.

The Voice of Zvi Kalisher


Mike Kellogg has been in newspaper and radio news and production for almost 50 years, both in secular and Christian venues. In 2014 he retired from Moody Radio after 42 years. He narrated the first recorded version of the NLT of the Bible. For nearly 30 years he taught at Moody Bible Institute as adjunct professor in communications. He and his wife, Nancy Smith Kellogg, consider their greatest ongoing accomplishment, rearing their six children and 17 grandchildren.

Program Music


The Friends of Israel Today and Apples of Gold themes, as well as other music throughout our program were composed and performed by Jeremy Strong.