Israeli Girl Who Fought ISIS Has Now Found Jesus
News Staff : Jan 6, 2016
She was one of the first foreign women to join the Kurds in their desperate fight against ISIS.
(Israel)—[Israel Today] The Israeli Messianic ministry Trumpet of Salvation is reporting that Gill Rosenberg, the Canadian-Israeli girl who gained renown for joining the Kurds in their fight against ISIS, has come to faith in Yeshua. A video is said to have been taken at her recent baptism. (Note: An update indicated the story and video were recently removed from the source's website. Due to security reasons, perhaps?) (Photo via Daily Mail)
Rosenberg made headlines last year after returning to Israel following a "tour of duty" with the Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq and Syria. She was one of the first foreigners, and certainly the first foreign woman, to join the Kurds in their desperate fight against ISIS.
Rosenberg had earlier immigrated alone to Israel, where she served in the IDF. She was later extradited to the US and jailed over her role in an international phone scam.
Rosenberg told Israel's Channel 2 News that helping the Kurds was her chance to "turn my life around and do something good for a change."
While her travel to an enemy nation, which also violated her parole conditions, threatened to put Rosenberg in hot water with Israeli authorities, she was ultimately not charged over what most in Israel saw as a brave and heroic decision.
Many Believers would say Rosenberg's reported decision to follow Yeshua was equally, if not more, courageous.