The best act of kindness
Wisdom is required to enable us to best serve the needs in Israel. Reaching out there requires traveling to individual homes, driving through Israeli traffic, trying to avoid traffic jams, locating the exact address of needy people, finding a parking space, and then walking─ sometimes several blocks─carrying gifts of love sent by the ministry supporters. (more…)
September Project: Communities Under Attack
Rioters in the Tomb of the Rock compound proves that the site has no meaning to Muslims other than use as a political weapon against Israel.
In mid-July, three terrorists opened fire on a group of policemen near the Temple Mount in the Old City, killing two Israeli police officers and injuring two more. Both killed were young Druze officers. The attackers had brought several guns to the Islamic holy site. The two attackers lost their lives during the attack. The Jerusalem Police Commander, along with the Public Security Minister, issued a directive barring Muslim and Jews from accessing the holy site. Security forces were on high alert across the country. When the Temple Mount was again open for visitors, the Muslim Waqf (Muslim religious authority) denied Muslim entry and joined with other Islamic groups to “boycott all Israeli aggression measures,” including placing metal detectors on the Temple Mount. (It is difficult to see how an improved security for all visitors would harm Muslim worshippers.)s always in any situation in the Holy City, the Waqf encouraged rioting. Thousands of Palestinians entered the site after a 12-day boycott. Some hurled stones at police, causing injuries.
As always in any situation in the Holy City, the Waqf encouraged rioting. Thousands of Palestinians entered the site after a 12-day boycott. Some hurled stones at police, causing injuries for 10 police officers and over one hundred Palestinians. As a result of days-long rioting, Israel agreed to remove the metal detectors, handing a victory to the Palestinians. Thankfully, Israel has ultimate control over the site and can limit access as needed.
Please join us to stand with Israel in Jerusalem and in all the Jewish communities under attack. Thank you!
Another UN resolution against Israel
In early July, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) passed another anti-Israel resolution. In a stormy session, votes were cast to have the Tomb of the Patriarchs (Cave of Machpelah) in the Old City of Hebron listed as a Palestinian world heritage site in danger.
The 70th anniversary of the voyage
July 11, 2017, marked the 70th anniversary of the voyage of the Exodus, a ship carrying over 4,500 Jewish immigrants from France to British Mandatory Palestine. The large ship, formerly the steamer SS President Warfield from Baltimore, Maryland, left the southern French port of Sete on July 11, 1947. A majority of the ship’s passengers were Holocaust survivors. They had no legal documents to enter the British-controlled Palestine. When they neared the port of Haifa, the British Royal Navy’s soldiers boarded the ship, attempting to turn the vessel back. (more…)