© 7 August 2015 Revive Israel Ministries
No Arguing or Complaining?
By Asher Intrater
For many years I have taught that the New Covenant is really a Jewish book. Except for this verse perhaps:
By Katy Smith, Maoz Israel Ministres
It has been a sad week in Israel, which can be summed up in two words: Jewish terrorism.
On Thursday afternoon, six people were stabbed during Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade. One of the victims, a 16-year-old girl, succumbed to her wounds and died Sunday. The stabber is an ultra-Orthodox extremist, Yishai Shlissel, who had just been released from prison after serving his sentence for stabbing one person at a gay pride parade ten years ago.
On Friday, two houses in the town of Duma in the West Bank were set on fire, killing an 18-month-old baby and critically wounding his four-year-old brother and both parents. The walls outside the houses were sprayed with “Messiah the king” and “Revenge,” pointing the blame toward Jewish extremists belonging to the “Price Tag” group.
Thousands of people have been gathering to protest and show support for the victims in both events. PM Netanyahu and other government officials have condemned these attacks, promising to punish the terrorists. Even Israeli rabbis of various sects of Judaism condemned the senseless murders. Jewish settlers together with Muslims from the West Bank held a special joint prayer event, holding on to the hope of living peacefully side by side.
Since the terror act in Duma, there have been several terror acts perpetrated by Palestinians against Jewish civilians and soldiers. Two rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel overnight Sunday. World leaders and media lashed out at Israel, holding our government responsible for the murder of the child. Mahmoud Abbas petitioned the ICC in Hague, asking to convict Israel of crimes against humanity.
Ukrainian Jewish Refugees
The conflict in Ukraine has led to the displacement of 1.5 million people and the death of thousands. According to the data published by the Ukrainian Embassy in Israel, there are 95,000 Ukrainian citizens in Israel because of the war, and many more desiring to come.
Called to Suffer
Aglow Global Conference
We invite you to join Asher at the Aglow International Global Conference in Indianapolis, IN this November, where he will be one of the keynote speakers. He will be joined by his friend, Harun Ibrihim, a former Muslim believer in Jesus, along with Christian leaders from around the world. It will be a powerful time of celebration and impartation! Register today!
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