“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
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration — which seeks to criminalize criticism of migration — is nothing more or less than a dangerous effort to weaken national borders, to normalize mass migration, to blur the line between legal and illegal immigration, and to bolster the idea that people claiming to be refugees enjoy a panoply of rights in countries where they have never before set foot.
One thing about the agreement, in any event, is irrefutable: almost nobody in the Western world has been clamoring for this. It is, quite simply, a project of the globalist elites. It is a UN power-grab.
The waterfront in the Chilean city of Valdivia. Photo: Arvid Puschnig via Wikimedia Commons.
Top Jewish groups have welcomed a Chilean government decision made earlier this week to ban municipalities across the country from boycotting Israel.
The ruling — issued by the Comptroller General of Chile – stemmed from a complaint filed by the Chilean Jewish community over a move of the Valdivia municipality to ban the city from signing contracts with Israel-linked companies.
Spurred by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s resignation and the realization that elections will likely be moved to early 2019, the leaders of the Druze community are determined to fight against the Nationality Law.
Leaders from the Druze minority and others take part in a rally to protest the Jewish nation-state law in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, Aug. 4, 2018
It certainly seems like Israel is headed toward early elections. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, who resigned Nov. 14, and Education Minister Naftali Bennett were both part of the current right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu, competing over which of them was its most right-wing member
Israel has started uncovering and destroying Hezbollah’s attack tunnels under the Lebanese border, but destroying the group’s ambitious precision missile project will be much more difficult.
The Israel Defense Forces placed a camera into Hezbollah’s secret cross-border attack tunnel before sunrise on Dec. 4. They pushed it into the Lebanese side, under the Blue Line that separates the two countries. At dawn, two Hezbollah operatives reached the spot on their morning rounds. In the video disseminated by the IDF on Tuesday evening, one of the operatives is seen approaching the camera with suspicion. He stuck his nose in its direction and started to sniff around until something exploded in his face and he ran back the way he’d comVisibilitye.
The timing of Operation Northern Shield, to destroy Hezbollah tunnels leading from Lebanon into Israel, suggests that considerations other than security were behind the decision to launch it.
An Israeli commando from Yahalom, an engineering unit, takes part in a tunnel-hunting drill near Tel Aviv, March 7, 2012.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech to Likud activists on Dec. 2 that was both defensive and combative toward law enforcement authorities. He complained about the supposedly suspicious timing of the police announcement recommending his indictment for taking bribes in Case 4000, coming as it did one day before Police Commissioner Roni Alsheikh concluded his term in office.
This week, for the first time, Israel made public its discovery of the tunnel constructed by Hezbollah and reaching into Israel’s sovereign territory. This brought to an end a long period during which a large number of Israelis living in communities adjacent to the Lebanese border reported hearing sounds of digging as well as feeling tremors in the walls of their homes.
Attack tunnels are intended to allow for significant numbers of armed infantry bearing weapons, artillery and supplies, to traverse them within a minimal time span, avoiding Israeli lookouts and thereby gaining the element of surprise.
Last Saturday, Iran’s “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani called Israel “a cancerous tumor” in a speech at the regime’s annual Islamic Unity Conference.
Rouhani’s fellow speakers included deputy Hezbollah chief Naim Qassem and Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh. Both terror bosses called for the destruction of the “cancerous tumor.”
With the predictability of a Swiss clock, the Europeans rushed to condemn Rouhani. The EU in Brussels condemned Rouhani. The German Foreign Ministry condemned Rouhani. And so on and so forth.
We could have done without their statements.
It was clear that with the onset of Operation Northern Shield—meant to neutralize terror tunnels Hezbollah has constructed along the Israel-Lebanon border—some would call it a public relations stunt by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Those who believe the timing of the police’s recommendations in Case 4000—announced on the last day of Roni Alsheikh’s tenure as the police commissioner—was reasonable, somehow complain about the timing of the operation.
On Sunday evening, December 2, the people of Sderot, Israel – a town located a mere kilometer from the Gaza border – gathered to light the first candle of the town’s menorah to commemorate the first day of Hanukkah. Jews around the world celebrate this holiday, which marks the time some two millennia ago when the Jews regained control of Jerusalem and rededicated the Second Temple.
What makes the candle lighting in Sderot worth mentioning is the fact that it is particularly symbolic of how the Jewish spirit looks for ways to turn tragedy into triumph.
This is obviously a short-lived honeymoon that will end the day after the UN General Assembly vote on the anti-Hamas resolution. The morning after the vote, Abbas will wake up to the realization that Hamas was a strange bedfellow indeed.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s hatred of Hamas is far from secret. But Abbas is now defending Hamas because he despises the Trump administration, which has sponsored a UN draft resolution that condemns Hamas. Pictured: Abbas (right) meets with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on May 30, 2007 in the Gaza Strip. (Photo by Abu Askar/PPO via Getty Images)