Israel Updates December 30, 2017
Cheryl Hancock Watts
Hamas fires over 33 rockets into Israel since December 7th
Reaction to Code Red Alert Siren
The Red Alert sirens have been blaring in southern Israel, and Jews once again are racing for their shelters. Israel deflected some of the rockets with their Iron Dome System. One rocket struck a kindergarten in the Israel community of Sderot, (kids were out of school for Hanukkah.) One accidentally hit an empty UN school in Gaza. Another hit building in Israel this week.
19-year-old IDF soldier, Ron Yitzchak Kukia was killed after being stabbed in the neck by an Arab Muslim near a shopping mall in Arad. Emergency teams could not save him.
Israel stopped an Arab who had a bomb belt on while stabbing an Israeli.
Jerusalem Municipality Distributed Free Christmas Trees to the City’s Residents Celebrating Christmas, continuing its annual tradition.
Franklin Graham banned from UK – Using the “hate” label, members of the British Parliament, with 6,100 people, signed a petition to ban Franklin Graham from entering the United Kingdom before his slated visit in 2018. “Unlike his father, Billy Graham, Franklin engages in outspoken bigotry targeting refugees, Muslims and LGBT people, His father promoted unity and respect in communities, but he promotes prejudice and division.” Graham has come under intense criticism of progressives who object to his view on social issues that oppose Biblical morality – including his stance against same-sex “marriage,” and abortion. Progressives have labeled Graham as an intolerant homophobic bigot. (The writing is beginning to appear on the wall)
Israel Marks 70 Year Anniversary of UN Partition Vote – An event was held at the UN in New York to mark the 70th anniversary of the passage of UN General Assembly Resolution 181, on 29 November 1947, which paved the way for the modern State of Israel to be recognized under international law.
The UN General Assembly held a vote and 128 states disavowed Israel’s connection to Jerusalem, 35 abstained and 9 countries voted for Israel. The UN resolution states: “Any actions taken by Israel to impose its jurisdiction over Jerusalem are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever.”
Israel officially withdrew from UNESCO
(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) will take effect on December 31, 2018
. It now joins the US, which announced its withdrawal
in October, citing anti-Israel bias and need for reform in the organization. UNESCO has ceased to fulfill its mandate, which is PEACE through cooperation; the mutual sharing of culture & knowledge among the member states.
Guatemalan Foreign Minister said decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem is final and will not be changed. She said that she expects the world to respect Guatemala’s decision.
Exchanging Truth for Lies – Palestinian leader Abbas said that Israel is not a country (specifically that Israel does not meet the international requirements for statehood and that countries around the world should cease recognizing Israel as such). Abbas further accused Israel and Jews of falsifying Jewish history in the region.
Islamist Extremists Gather Near DC to Promote Jihad,
speakers from Maryland, Virginia, Texas and Pakistan railed against America calling it the “land of infidels.” The keynote speaker was a visiting Imam
from Pakistan who is the principal of an Islamic seminary, told the group that “ignorant infidels” need to be forced to accept Islam. The conference was held at the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield, Virginia, and organized by 2 U.S.-non-profits, Idara Dawat-O-Irshad
and Khatme Nubuwwat Center
. The Clarion
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedom, it will be because we destroyed ourselves,” Abraham Lincoln.
Celebrating Hanukkah on the Temple Mount: The Hebrew month of MarCheshvan saw an 80% increase of Jews ascending the Temple Mount as opposed to one year ago.