“Our mouths shall be filled with laughter, our tongues, with songs of joy. Then shall they say among the nations, “Hashem has done great things for them!” Psalms 126:2 (The Israel Bible™)
Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein speaks at the “A Salute to Christian Zionist Volunteers in Israel” event at the Knesset, November 6, 2017. (Eliana Rudee/Breaking Israel News)
The “first step” of the prophesied redemption for the Jewish people starts with Christian supporters of Israel, said Speaker of Knesset Yuli Edelstein at a government celebration of Christian Zionist volunteers in Israel on Monday.
Edelstein spoke of the privilege Israel has in seeing the “first step” of the fulfillment of Biblical prophecies, stating that the first sign of the redemption “starts with good people from all over the world joining us in one desire- to worship our mutual God and to work the holy land.”
The November 6th event held at Israel’s Knesset, “A Salute to Christian Zionist Volunteers in Israel”, marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Declaration according to the Jewish calendar (17 Cheshvan, 5678). The event included speeches by Speaker of the Knesset MK Yoel (Yuli) Edelstein, MK Sharren Haskel, and a special segment of the internationally acclaimed film “I Am Israel” as well as representation by the film’s director and producers.
Specially honored at the event was the Christian organization HaYovel. Over 1,700 Christians from 20 countries have volunteered in Judea and Samaria over the past ten years as a part of HaYovel’s mission to provide hands-on advocacy for Israel by strengthening the country’s small, independent farms.
Tommy Waller, President and Founder of HaYovel, said that it is the responsibility of every Christian to “bring more feet to Israel and keep the restoration moving in the right direction.”
HaYovel founder Tommy Waller speaks at the Knesset, November 6, 2017. (Eliana Rudee/Breaking Israel News)
As with the approaching redemption, so too does Waller see the relationship between Israel and Christian Zionists as moving forward. “There is a new presentation being made of Christianity in Israel today,” said Waller at the event.
The event further encouraged understanding and cooperation between Israel and Christian Zionists, a relationship that has shown significant growth in the past 70 years. The Israeli Knesset has especially welcomed the trend, honoring Christian organizations and forming a caucus focused on Israeli-Christian relations.
Member of Knesset Sharren Haskel told Breaking Israel News that Christian support of Israel is an amazing, growing phenomenon.
“Throughout the last 70 years, and even beforehand, it was really a minority of individuals that would go out and support Israel in the open. Slowly we see this movement growing. It comes from the United States, from Canada, from Brazil, from Africa…it’s absolutely a fascinating and amazing time to see it growing, and I’m grateful to be a part of it,” she told Breaking Israel News.
Likewise, MK Yehudah Glick, a Temple Mount activist and advocate for interfaith relations, praised Christian friends around the world as “a miracle.”
MK Robert Ilatov, Chairman of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, highlighted the importance of Christian support of Israel in the face of a largely anti-Israel international community. “We highly appreciate the love and support Israel receives from its Christian friends and allies around the world. It is not only a blessing, but an imperative in these trying times. Thank you for your prayers and thank you for standing with Israel,” he told the volunteers in attendance.
Rabbi Yonadav Zar, Har Bracha’s Head of the Higher Yeshiva Program, said, “With the nations here, the building of Knesset Yisrael, the gathering of Israel, is complete. Without you, we can’t be complete.”
Likewise, Rabbi Yeshayahu Hollander, an outspoken advocate for the relationship between Jews and Christians, voiced his hope that “more meetings like this will occur all over the Jewish and Christian world.”
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/97425/first-step-redemption-begins-christian-support-affirms-knesset-speaker/#EvS0jHYez7Py100q.99
Jeremy Corbyn leads a pro-Palestinian demonstration in London in 2014, one year before becoming Labour Party leader. Photo: File.
This marked a massive rise from the previous such survey, in which only 39% of Jews believed Corbyn was antisemitic.
British Jews also expressed an extremely low opinion of the Labour Party in general. The poll showed that 85.6% believed Labour suffered from “very high” levels of antisemitism.
Corbyn and his party have been beset with a series of high-profile antisemitism scandals for several years, which has resulted in the resignation and suspension of several prominent officials. Corbyn himself was recently caught on video saying that “Zionists” did not understand “English irony” despite “having lived in this country for a very long time.”
Makuya in Jerusalem 201 (YouTube)
Like an apple tree among trees of the forest, So is my beloved among the youths. I delight to sit in his shade, And his fruit is sweet to my mouth. (Song of Songs 2:3)
For ten days in late August, Israeli Rabbi Benny Lau and his wife, Rabbanit Noah Lau, traveled from Jerusalem to Japan to lead Bible study for groups of Makuya Japanese Christians. The Laus traveled to five Japanese towns and spent three days together at a weekend conference with 3,400 members of the Makuya group.
Makuya is Japanese for the Hebrew word Mishkan, the tent of meeting, where human beings come into contact with God. The Mishkan was the portable sanctuary that the Israelites used in the desert, before entering Israel and building the First Holy Temple.
The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence. (Psalm 11:5)
Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. (Credit: Agencia O Globo)
Jair Bolsonaro, the front-runner in the upcoming presidential election in Brazil, was stabbed during a campaign rally Thursday and was undergoing surgery.
The far-right politician, whose heated rhetoric has electrified some voters and angered others – -who accuse him of racism and homophobia – in a deeply polarized electorate, was attacked amid a crowd in the south-east state of Minas Gerais. Bolsonaro has performed strongly in recent opinion polls.
Those same polls suggested that he will likely receive the most votes in next month’s presidential elections, especially if the country’s former president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (‘Lula’) remains blocked from standing. He is currently in prison, but is appealing against his candidacy ban – imposed after his conviction for corruption.
Republican lawmakers have made it clear they have no intention of repealing Obamacare in the current Congress.
Republicans in the nation’s top lawmaking body have never really wanted to get rid of Obamacare. They would prefer to present the program, which David Horowitz correctly describes as “the greatest assault on individual freedom and individual choice in our lifetimes,” as a villain and whip up sentiment against it and run against it every election. They view Obamacare as good for the business of politics. They may chip away at it from time to time or tinker with it at the margins, but make no mistake: these creatures of Washington want to keep it in place. This is the Republicans’ dirty secret.
The Trump administration has decided to reopen a case brought by a Zionist group against Rutgers University, previously closed by the Obama administration in 2014, alleging that the university had allowed Jewish students to be subjected to a hostile environment in violation of Title VI of the U.S. Civil Rights Act. The issue, ignored by the Obama administration, was whether the students were discriminated against based on their actual or perceived Jewish ancestry or ethnicity. Kenneth L. Marcus, the new assistant secretary of education for civil rights, decided that the case deserved another look.
Nestled in the Han River in the middle of South Korea’s bustling capital of Seoul, Yeoui Island is hardly where one would expect to find the largest mega-church in the world. Home to the city’s business and financial district, its skyline dotted with skyscrapers, the island boasts some of the country’s most powerful institutions, such as the Korean stock exchange and the headquarters of LG, the international conglomerate.
The AfD’s opponents, who often brand the party as “far right” or “extremist,” claim that the party’s alleged ties to neo-Nazi groups pose an existential threat to Germany’s constitutional order. The AfD’s supporters counter that Germany’s politically correct establishment, afraid of losing its power and influence, is attempting to outlaw a legitimate party that has pledged to put the interests of German citizens first.
Israel’s Palestinian foes regard “martyrdom” as the supremely highest expression of Islamic sacredness. Nonetheless, there are certain conspicuously prominent disjunctions between the relevant obligations of faith and expectations of international law. Unambiguously, only the latter set of obligations can offer a suitably authoritative source for assessing Palestinian resorts to armed force.
This is the case even when the stated objective of such resorts would be “self-determination” and/or “national liberation.”
“Setting fire to the ground,” a “major catastrophe,” bringing “new instability” are the headlines that have greeted Donald Trump’s unorthodox decisions over the past year. Withdrawing from UNESCO, moving the US Embassy, leaving the Iran deal and cutting funding to UNRWA and funding for Pakistan were seen as extreme decisions in the Middle East and around the world. Insofar as there is a “Trump Doctrine,” it has been to call this bluff.
In the mind-set of Trump and his team, the time has come for the United States to move quickly to reverse decades of foreign policy norms, ending the status quo, and ripping up what the previous administrations did.
The jihadi assault on and massacre of Christians continued unabated throughout the Muslim word. According to one report titled, “Armed gangs WIPE OUT 15 villages in mass Christian slaughter in Nigeria,” several Islamic terrorists “stormed through 15 villages to massacre Christians and destroy their churches in a violent crackdown against the religion…. Dozens of people have been killed after the gangs ransacked towns and villages to clear them of all aspects of the Christian faith.
Wars are raging in various parts of the Middle East, although there is a tendency not to call the conflicts by that name because of the fear conjured up by the word.
One conflagration is the war Iran is waging against those – headed by Israel – who stand in the way of its plans to take over the entire Middle East.
Another is the Assad regime’s war to take back control of the entire country, and a third is the PLO’s battle for survival.
Much has been written about the first of these wars, and reports have claimed that from early 2017 on, Israel has launched over 200 attacks in Syria, mainly at targets connected to Iran.