60,000 Participate in Jerusalem March, Showing Support for Israel

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is hosting a Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem, with thousands of Christians from over 90 nations participating.  The Jerusalem March each year falls during the Feast of Tabernacles, making it possible for those Christians celebrating the Feast to join in the 60,000-strong participants (not all of whom are Christians) who take to the streets to show love and support for Israel and the Jewish people.

That event ended just hours ago and you can find a report and festive videos and pictures in the Jerusalem Post.  Enjoy!

 

An Israeli Perspective on the Las Vegas Massacre

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Tel Aviv City Hall…standing with America

As America reels in grief once more, let’s pray for the families who lost loved ones in the Las Vegas massacre.  Our nation is in desperate need of a Great Awakening and turning back to the Lord.  Let’s join together to say, “Let it begin with me.”

On a different slant, I read an interesting article in the Jerusalem Post yesterday.   In it, we get an Israeli perspective on the Las Vegas massacre.  It runs the gamut from idolization of America, to “patronizing condescension.”  Given that Israelis deal with terror constantly, and given the military training every Israeli endures, I think there are interesting observations made by the Israeli author.

Take a look, and enjoy Comment: The Las Vegas Massacre through Israeli Eyes.  Very interesting!

BTW – Tel Aviv lit up City Hall in red, white and blue, a show of support for America during this difficult time.  See the picture above.

Please Pray for Families of Slain Israeli Police Officers Shot by Terrorists

It’s a sad day for Israeli police (and Israel, in general).  Two Israeli police officers patrolling an entrance to Temple Mount in Jerusalem were shot and killed early this morning.  (See news report here, and brief footage of the attack here.)

The attacks were vicious, and were praised by Hamas.  Israel has entered shabbat and, though a day of rest, many are mourning.  Please pray for the families of those two officers.

200 French Jews Made Aliyah on Monday

French olim arrive at Ben-Gurion Airport, July 10, 2017.

French Jews Arrive in Israel on Monday

France has been the scene of numerous anti-Semitic terrorist attacks over the past few years.  Is it any wonder that Jews would seek safer pastures?  For many, it only makes sense to consider aliyah…return to the homeland of Israel.

Recently, I reported on a plane-load of Ethiopians making aliyah, and now we celebrate with a plane-load of French Jews who just arrived in Israel on Monday aboard the largest aliyah transport from Europe this summer.

Aboard the flight of 200 from France were 74 young people and children 18 or younger.  The youngest immigrant was less than 3 months old, while the oldest was a 92-year-old widower returning with his daughter and son-in-law.  All will be offered opportunities to integrate into Jewish society and become productive citizens via Israel’s absorption program.

“Their choice points to the importance of Jewish identity and the sense of belonging that the State of Israel can give to Jews who want to take part in the great Jewish story. We must increase efforts to facilitate their professional, educational and personal absorption and to give them a sense of belonging from the moment they step on the soil of the homeland.”
~Natan Sharansky (Jerusalem Post)

Each report of aliyah is fulfillment of Bible prophecy that God will bring His people from the four corners of the earth back to their own land!  (Isaiah 11:12, Ezekiel 36-37)  Indeed, it is happening before our very eyes!