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Europe: How dare Jews build in Jerusalem!

Thursday, February 28, 2013 |  Ryan Jones, israeltoday.co.il

130228_jerusalemThe European Union has released a report that labels the very presence of Jews on the eastern side of Jerusalem as “provocative.” According to the Europeans, the building of Jewish homes in these areas is the single greatest threat to peace in the region.

Titled “Jerusalem Report 2012,” the survey asserts that the construction of homes for Jews on the eastern side of Jerusalem is a “systematic, deliberate and provocative” effort to make it “impossible for Jerusalem to become the capital of two states.”

It should be noted that the report is not referring to small, isolated settlements, but rather to large Jewish neighborhoods like French Hill, Pisgat Zeev and Gilo (for those familiar with the city).

For Israelis, the whole thing is just absurd. That the return of an ancient people to the areas that made up their ancient heartland should pose a threat to peace simply doesn’t make sense. Not to mention the fact that Jews have continuously lived in these areas, and especially in Jerusalem, non-stop for some 3,000 years. What the world doesn’t like is that the Jews now exercise control in this Land.

As Alan Baker, an Israeli expert in international law, told Israel Today, the Jews are an indigenous people in this land. If the international community cannot accept this fact, then there is no basis for even starting peace talks.

 

 
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Posted by on 5. March 2013 in Israel, Jew, Peace process, Social

 

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Israel News and Prayer Bulletin

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Februar 18 2013

Israel faces existential economic threat, too!

Israel Today

Outgoing Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer this week stated that Israel has one of the strongest and most resilient economies in the world. However, Israel is facing a very serious existential threat… well, many existential threats, really, but one of those threats is the economy itself. Israel is a fully welfare state, and there are two large sectors – the ultra-Orthodox Jews and the Arabs – which largely do not contribute to the mainstream workforce or pay taxes. The other 70 percent of the population is left to carry the financial burden of the state…. and (includes the military service)….

Praise & Prayer Points

Praise God for the economy has been strong so far! However a serious problem has arisen now the burden bearers mid class mostly secular Jews are tired because they have to keep two jobs to make end meet and both parents need to work ; this leaves the children in institutionalised daycares full time from as 6 months old onward. Most important also is, that they can no longer afford to buy a home.

Let us pray for balance and equality and all to share the burden to work pay taxes (Neh.4;17 ) and go into military service (Neh.4;14) Let us pray for conviction on those who refuse to submit to work , pay taxes, serve in the military,.. may they gain a sense responsibility and be blessed as they submit !

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Muslim woman: Jews don’t rape us, unlike Arabs

Israel Today Staff

An Arab Muslim mother from northern Israel who is aspiring to a life in politics called out fellow Arab women on Tuesday for failing to differentiate between the Jews and Arabs with whom they are in conflict. Commenting on a Facebook event page protesting the sexual harassment and torture of female activists in Egypt, Anet Haskia said Palestinian women should take a close look and realize how humane their Jewish “enemies” really are. “We are talking about the rape of Arab women in Egypt and other Arab states, and you still try to make a connection to Israel? Jewish men do not rape Arab women and girls! It is Arab Muslim men who are raping you, so focus this campaign on them and leave Israel alone.”

Praise & Prayer Points
Praise God for this courageous woman who can see clearly . Yes very very seldom for jewish men to rape women! She is wise to direct the muslim women attention the right way !

Let us pray for her salvation ! Let us pray for the women in the muslim countries in the world to be courageous to speak out and be spared from this horrible violence. We must pray for the Christian women who are also on high risk in these muslim countries ! REDEMPTION SALVATION PROTECTION LORD WE CRY OUT TO YOU!

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Egyptian Christian: Why Is The Church Ignoring Us?

Israel Today Staff

An Egyptian Christian leader living in the US is calling out the global Church, in particular the Catholic Church, for failing to champion the plight of Egypt’s

8-10 million Coptic Christians, who are living increasingly dangerous conditions. Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, director of Voice of the Copts, wrote the following open

letter to the Vatican to plead his case….( very little response came back )

Prayer Point

Wow this is a large number of people (most likely nominal) Christians left to fend for themselves!

However we must pray for these souls for the Lord to convict mightily those who are in leadership of the church leadership for not responding to their cry for help ! Lord we ask You to blow throughout Egypt with Your Holy Fire to convict of sin and to give the revelation of the Living Saviour, Redeemer! May many find You! Make a way out for them give them a place of refuge within their own country !

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Signs and Wonders from the Sky

By Kad Esh Map Team

We were struck by an unusual sequence of events :

UKRAINE 13 FEB. Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Roof partially collapses under heavy snow; people fear about radiations were quickly dismissed by the authorities?

VATICAN/ROME 13 FEB. Pope resigns his position. Few hours later a strong storm starting with lightings strikes twice the very top of the Basilica of…

St. Peter!

RUSSIA 15 FEB. Meteorites explosions on Chelyabinsk and area. More then a 1000 injured. Synagogue also hit during prayer; one attendant left his seat to check about the noise; while the stained glass window blows away inward by the meteor explosion. The person who left came back to his seat and found a good size piece of glass on it . Wow that was a close one ! Ps 97 1-9 describes the entire scene perfectly !

Prayer Points

Read Ps 97:1-9 Let us pray for the people of Ukraine, Vatican/Italy , Russia, and the rest of the world that their hearts will be open to seek the living God and His ways! We ask for strong repentance from idolatry of bowing down to worthless idols! As for Israel (represented by the man who was spared and the others) as it happens were gathered in prayer in the synagogue . What a better place to be in a house of prayer in time of trouble ..HalleuYah… let the entire house of Israel forsake her idols and let her be found in prayer before the King of Kings Yeshua the Messiah!
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3 Neglected Children in Petach Tikva

Arutz 7

Police found one-and-a-half year old twins and their four-year-old brother, naked and in a serious state of neglect, Sunday evening, when they responded to neighbours’ calls of crying coming from their apartment. Police took the children to Schneider Children’s Hospital and detained their mother, about 30, for questioning.

Prayer Point
This is an extreme case ok; however we are concerned for the children in Israel who are left unattended at home at a tender age (we know this to be a fact we can see this all around us) because the parents have to work full time , and can not afford to pay for after hours school care! More 900.000 children live under the poverty line. The more blessed children are those who have grandparents who are actively involved in their care and lives.

Let us pray for the children ” better the family unit of Israel “…. that the government will make a way for at least 1 parent can stay at home to care for the children and take the excessive tax burned burden off of them and spread it out! Father bless the children of Israel we ask for your protection and help for them ..raise up a standard for their well being hear our cry mobilise more workers to help and to speak for these who can not speak for themselves!

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Uprooting of Vineyard Part of Unending Harassment

Arutz7

Chairman Avi Ro’eh of the Binyamin Regional Council called, Monday, on security services to protect Jewish residents and agriculture in the region. Reacting to the uprooting of 3,000 vines in the vineyards in the Shilo-bloc community of Meshek Achya, Ro’eh said, “Unfortunately the uprooting of the vineyard is part of ongoing harassment by Arabs in the region which is directed at residents and agriculture. “We expect the army to protect the people and agriculture, and to lead to the order and security in the region. It is unthinkable that such an action may pass without any response from the police and security forces,” he stressed !

Prayer Point

Let us pray for the Benyamin region, Samaria and Judea, this kind behaviour of uprooting vineyeards and olive groves and during the summer months setting fire to fields has been going on for a long time, and it is in the increase! On top of this also rocks throwing attacks aimed at cars have become almost a daily happening. Please Father send forth the enforcers of the law and order to put a stop of this unnecessary destruction going on … we bind the destroyer from operating in the name of Yeshua !

We thank and appreciate You all for your prayer and intercession

May You and your families be blessed in the Name of Yeshua

Kad-Esh MAP Team

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent” Isaiah 62:1 “Por amor de Sion no callare¨ Isaias 62:1

www.kad-esh.org Israel +972-52-3781553

 
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Posted by on 21. February 2013 in Bible, Israel, Jew, Kad-Esh MAP, Messiah, News, Pray, Yeshua, YHVH

 

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Have the Palestinians Tied Israel’s Hands?

Thursday, December 27, 2012 | Elizabeth Blade – http://www.israeltoday.co.il

121227_palvictoriesOn Sunday, several foreign and Israeli news outlets reported that the radical Gaza-based group Hamas was preparing to take over the West Bank, determined to oust the current Western-backed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

According to reports, the Islamists were emboldened by their recent war with Israel and the alleged victory that followed.

Militants claimed that Israel failed to cripple their ability (and will) to launch attacks against civilian targets, with some going as far as to suggest that Hamas left the battleground if not victorious, then at least stronger diplomatically. The movement was also encouraged by the absence of a full-scale ground invasion that could easily have toppled the Hamas regime.

To add insult to injury, Israel’s government agreed (as part of the ceasefire deal) to eliminate the so-called “no man’s land”, a buffer zone beyond Israel’s security fence along the Gaza border. The removal of this cordon sanitaire not only left the Jewish state more vulnerable to attacks by Hamas and other terrorists, but will also invited “publicity stunts” by various non-governmental organizations under the direction of Hamas.

Israel Won, Hamas Was Defeated

Nevertheless, there are some who view the recent Israeli operation as successful, and who insist that it was Hamas that suffered defeat.

Prof. Hillel Frisch, an expert on Palestinian and Islamic politics from the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, says Operation Pillar of Cloud achieved maximum deterrence. “It has been the first time since 2001 that [Hamas] ceased all fire. They marked the end of the war on the national calendar and declared it a holiday, but the truth is that they were defeated.”

The expert added: “After realizing that their tactics of shooting rockets into Israel was no longer working, Hamas decided to pursue other, to their mind, more effective means of harassing Israel, one of which was staging mass demonstrations near the [security] fence.”

Indeed, two days after the sides agreed to a ceasefire on November 21st, a group of 300 Palestinians approached the fence in the southern Gaza Strip and held a violent disturbance along the border. The army had to use force to disperse the crowds, killing one Palestinian and injuring several others. Another Palestinian was killed in similar developments several days later.

Hamas Won, Israel Failed

Others, such as Dimitri Diliani, spokesman for Abbas’ Fatah movement, insisted Israel had utterly failed in the recent Gaza conflict.

“Compared to other Israeli wars [where the country achieved measurable results], the recent operation was not fruitful. It failed to achieve the goals declared by the government, mainly to cripple Hamas’ ability to launch rockets into the state of Israel,” said Diliani.

Referring to Hamas’ victory claims, Diliani agreed that although the Palestinian people were dealt a severe blow (the amount of military and civilians losses on the Palestinian side was much higher), they did create the sense of succeeding to defeat the powerful Israeli army on a moral (or even psychological) level.

“In a way, it is a victory for all Palestinian people suffering at the hands of the Israeli occupation [sic],” the Palestinian official continued. “At the same time, Hamas has been trying to take the credit for all the achievements to itself, which is fundamentally wrong, considering the many political factions within the Strip that participated in defending Gaza during the Israeli aggression.”

Friends in High(er) Places

Frisch tried to explain the motivation behind Hamas’ bold bragging: “Hamas allows itself such liberties because it feels backed by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.”

Referring to the recent apparent nosedive in Hamas-Egypt relations, Frisch noted, “On the one hand, it might look as if Egypt chose to scrap its ties with the terrorist organization. On the other hand, Egypt is trying to reassure Hamas that the cool-down in relations is only temporary. After achieving their ultimate goal of establishing theocracy, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood will start bolstering Hamas again.”

According to Frisch, Hamas understood that Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood first had to take care of business at home without overly alarming the international community. “Morsi thus compelled Hamas to accept a complete ceasefire, something that Hamas refused to do since it began launching rockets in 2001.”

However, Egypt is far from being the only country to support the militant group. It is no longer a secret that Hamas is also backed by Iran (main weapons’ provider) and the Gulf states (particularly Qatar).

Ripple Effect

Encouraged by Hamas gains, the Abbas regime decided to move ahead with its own battle against Israel, this time on a diplomatic level. At the end of November, Abbas approached the United Nations’ General Assembly asking the international body to upgrade his government’s status from “entity” to “observer state.” The request was granted with 138 members (out of 193) voting in favor.

But was Abbas motivated by a genuine desire to change things? Experts seem to be divided.

“The UN bid gave the Palestinians the feeling that a Palestinian state would soon come into being,” said Frisch. “The Palestinian Authority doesn’t enjoy much credibility in the West Bank,” added the expert suggesting that the move was aimed at boosting Abbas’ popularity.

Gatestone Institute, an international policy think tank, echoed this view, stating that Abbas’ UN drive was “… the last chance for Mahmoud Abbas to remain in charge. In recent weeks he has been phoning around the foreign ministries of Europe explaining that if they don’t back him this time in the non-state statehood bid, then it is all over and all we have to deal with is Hamas…”

Diliani disagreed, stressing that the move was dictated by the desire to pursue peace, freedom and justice.

“It actually nullified the Israeli right-wing agenda to expand settlements under the pretext of land disputes,” he charged. “UN recognition provided Palestinians the tools to defend themselves from Israel’s settlement activity or targeted killing.”

Slippery Slope

Although the upgrade didn’t change things on the ground, the UN’s overwhelming support did embolden Abbas, who was given a green light to pursue additional unilateral measures instead of sitting down for talks with Israel that could translate into painful concessions on both sides.

In Israel, however, most experts and top brass disregarded Abbas’ move saying it was insignificant.

Diliani rebuked that position: “[Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is not interested in admitting defeat, especially at election time. That’s why he spreads this propaganda, trying to marginalize the importance of the Palestinian victory, when the truth of the matter is that Israel was dealt a severe diplomatic blow that exposed its international isolation as a result of the continuation of occupation.”

Hamas-Fatah Unity = Trouble For Israel

Although it is too early to tell whether the UN upgrade will result in significant changes, Abbas’ flirting with Hamas might. Recent reports suggested that a reunion between Fatah and Hamas (two staunch rivals) was on the horizon.

The Palestinian street seems to be favoring the move. Thousands took to the streets in the Gaza Strip to celebrate Abbas’ victory at the UN, whereas crowds in the West Bank rallied in support of Hamas, celebrating the fact that its rockets had struck as far as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

What could this potential union mean for Israel? Simply put: trouble.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders are already preparing for the next round of fighting with Israel, promising that “in the next war, Israelis will be forced to flee not only their homes, but the whole country”. Fatah is also reading itself for a possible confrontation, with some leaders calling for a new intifada [uprising] against Israel, especially in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.

Can Israel Divide and Conquer?

But Frisch was skeptical. “I doubt that Fatah will ever want to reunite with Hamas. Abbas and those around him are scared of Hamas’ potential take-over the West Bank. Although many Palestinians don’t support Hamas, Fatah leaders are afraid of the organization’s strong desire to take control and the ruthlessness with which they are able to do so,” stressed the expert.

Diliani rebutted those allegations and claimed Hamas was too scared of Fatah’s growing popularity: “So far, Hamas has failed the people, they have proven to be incompetent to govern, let alone lead politically. Fatah and Hamas are not going to be united. Reconciliation is possible and highly desirable; unity is not. We might have serious disagreements on the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but that won’t prevent us from sitting down for talks.”

But if this reunion (or even reconciliation) does take place, will Israel be willing to negotiate with Hamas? Have Hamas and Fatah manage to tie Israel’s hands this time? Time will tell…

 

 

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Netanyahu: We aren’t finished with Hamas

120723_kadimasplitIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday warned the Hamas terror group that it shouldn’t get too comfortable following what many saw as a premature end to Israel’s military campaign in Gaza last month.

“We inflicted a very heavy blow” in response to Hamas’ rocket fire on southern Israel, Netanyahu told Israel’s Channel 10 News. “We destroyed almost all of their long-range rockets. But I’m telling you that the Israeli army is preparing to strike a still heavier blow. Our account with Hamas is not closed.”

The remarks came as part of a round of media interviews ahead of next month’s general election. Netanyahu is trying to position himself and his Likud Party as the very best choice for Israelis who are concerned about their security.

Netanyahu was also asked about his peace agenda following the election (all polls indicate that Netanyahu will be Israel’s next prime minister), and if he intends to reopen negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

“If we have a peace partner,” was the Israeli leader’s response.

Netanyahu noted that in the first several years of his current premiership, he tried to conduct peace talks, but was constantly rebuffed by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

“You should ask Abbas why he refuses to negotiate,” Netanyahu summed up.

 
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Posted by on 25. December 2012 in Benjamin Netanyahu, Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Jew, Middleeast

 

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‘Jesus and Mary have become weapons in hands of Israel-haters’

“The identification of Mary and Jesus as Palestinians is clear, and is quite pervasive,” wrote Modai. “Not a few of the Irish actually believe that Jesus was an Arab Palestinian! In a Christian country like Ireland, it shouldn’t be a sin for us to occasionally point out the historical fact that Jesus was a Jew.”

Sunday, December 23, 2012 |  Yossi Aloni – http://www.israeltoday.co.il

121219_jesusandmaryAnti-Israel activists in Ireland have printed and distributed Christmas greeting cards that claim if Mary, the mother of Jesus, was alive today, she would be unable to give birth to Jesus as documented in the New Testament because Israeli soldier would hold her up at the Bethlehem checkpoint as they do all Palestinian women.   These new greeting cards were announced the same weekend that the Israeli embassy in Irelandcaused a storm by posting to its official Facebook page that if Mary and her baby, Jesus, were in Bethlehem today, they would likely be lynched as Jews. Shortly after, the embassy deleted the post and issued an apology.

Several days later, Nurit Tinari Modai, deputy chief of mission at the Israeli embassy, explained the affair thus:

“The use of the symbols of Christianity in a political context is considered acceptable as part of anti-Israel campaigns, Ireland! These symbols have been used in such a way many times in the past decade. Jesus and Mary have become a weapon in the hands of those who hate Israel in Ireland, and our post on Facebook should be seen in the context of this local discourse and as a response to the anti-Israel Christmas cards.”

According to Modai, it has become clear from the debate surrounding the Facebook post that many in Ireland do not know the realities on the ground in and around Bethlehem.

The Israeli embassy gave as an example a number of hypocritical Christmas cards that depict Christian icons in a political context. One in particular shows Mary and baby Jesus surrounded by pictures of violence and suffering among which is a photo of what looks like an Israeli soldier aiming his rifle a Palestinian mother and child.

That particular postcard comes with a letter the publisher, the UCC Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the perpetuates the popular Irish myth that were Mary alive in our days, she would be unable to deliver Jesus as recorded in the New Testament because Israeli soldiers would have detained her at the Bethlehem checkpoint, because Mary was a Palestinian! As such, Mary would have been forced to give birth at the checkpoint, as all Palestinian women are apparently forced to do…

Another card shows the three wise men on the way to visit Jesus after his birth,but they are unable to reach Bethlehem because of the Israeli security wall.

“The identification of Mary and Jesus as Palestinians is clear, and is quite pervasive,” wrote Modai. “Not a few of the Irish actually believe that Jesus was an Arab Palestinian! In a Christian country like Ireland, it shouldn’t be a sin for us to occasionally point out the historical fact that Jesus was a Jew.”

 
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Posted by on 24. December 2012 in Bethlehem, Bible, Israel, Jew, Yeshua

 

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Israeli expert: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood wants to destroy us

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 |  Israel Today Staff

Egypt's Islamist President-elect Mohamed Mursi (R)

Egypt’s Islamist President-elect Mohamed Mursi (R)

A leading analyst at Israel’s Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies says Western leaders are naive if they believe the Muslim Brotherhood has abandoned its quest to destroy Israel merely because of its leadership role in Egypt.

Dr. Liad Porat agreed with the assessment of many Western and Israeli leaders that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood overlords either won’t be able to or won’t desire to start a direct military conflict with Israel in the coming 10 years.

“The Brotherhood recognizes Israel’s military and technological advantage and doesn’t want to start a war,” wrote Porat.

But that doesn’t mean the Brotherhood won’t encourage and facilitate hostile activity directed at Israel.

“The possibility of a security threat emanating from Egypt in the near future cannot be dismissed,” noted Porat, especially considering the Brotherhood’s active efforts to demonize Israel in the eyes of average Egyptians.

Since its recent rise to power, the Muslim Brotherhood “has influenced the Egyptian street to think that Israel is no longer a stabilizing factor in the region,” Porat explained. “The Brotherhood has convinced the Egyptian public that a treaty with Israel harms Egyptian national security and threatens internal Egyptian stability.”

Just last month, as world leaders were praising Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi for his role in brokering a truce between Israel and Gaza-based terrorists, Morsi’s boss and the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, Mohammed Badie, was reiterating that it was “obligatory” for all Muslims to wage jihad against the Jewish state.

And that brings us to Porat’s point, which is that the West has an opportunity to nip this threat in the bud years before it has the chance to blossom into violent conflict.

“America has an interest to financially assist Egypt as an actor that is still considered moderate in the Middle East,” concluded Porat. However, “it should look more closely at the Brotherhood’s true intentions before providing future aid.”

Failure to do so is almost certain to bring about the realization of fears that Egypt is transforming into a Sunni version of Iran’s Islamic Republic.

 

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