Israel Updates November 23, 2017

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News Briefs From Israel

Len and Cheryl Hancock-Watts

IDF on the northern border were on high alert Monday following a weekend when warning shots were fired twice by an Israeli tank at Assad regime troops inside Syria who were attempting to fortify positions in a buffer zone on Israel’s border.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues inciting school children through their curriculum & TV. The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus sponsored

the Jerusalem Chairman’s Conference where one of the speakers was Itimar Marcus of the Palestinian Media Watch.  While leaders from many countries including the United States were in attendance, Marcus shared with us the actual material being read and studied by ‘Palestinian’ students even those in East Jerusalem.  The curriculum is paid for by the UN and of course some of that money comes from American Tax Payers. The picture was a program on a PA children’s show, which aired May 23rd, 2017. How can the PA want peace, when they teach their children to hate their ‘peace partner’

In a draft resolution, the Arab League accused Iran and Hezbollah, which it considers to be a terror organization, of supplying weapons and missiles to various terrorist militias. “We are not declaring war on Iran at this stage,” announced Arab League Secretary-General, but we are alerting the Security Council to possible future steps.”
A Jerusalem court ruled that the Palestinian Authority is liable for the 2001 shooting  attack in which three Israelis were murdered. The court ordered the PA and the terrorists to pay a total of 62 million shekels (around 20 million dollars) to the victims’ Israeli family.
Saudi Arabia ordered Palestinian Authority President Abbas to either accept an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal being put together by the Trump administration, or resign.  (IND Weekly)
Washington tells Palestinian Authority to join Israel in Peace Negotiations or the office of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) will not be recertified next month.
Old Arabic Proverb: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend…”
9/17/2017 – Terrorist rams car into 2 Israelis, then exits the car with a knife. As he approached more Israelis, he was shot by IDF soldiers.

Israel offers help to Iran following the deadly earthquake – that struck the region last week: Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “We have no quarrel with the people of Iran. Our quarrel is only with the tyrannical regime that holds them hostage.” The leaders of Iran refused the help, leaving their people destitute from the help Israel offered.

“…We will only have peace with the Arabs, when they love their children more than they hate us.”  Quote by: Golda Meir who was the 4th Prime Minister in Israel
Anti-missile defense batteries have been deployed around central Israel by the Israel Defense Forces in response to escalated threats by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist group.  PIJ vows to avenge the deaths of 12 operatives who died in a terrorist tunnel recently that was destroyed by the IDF with explosives. The tunnel reached from Gaza to inside of Israel. The IDF blew up the tunnel from the Israel side of the border.

In Sacramento, California, Anti-Semitic posters were slapped  on to the walls, doors and windows of Temple Or Rishon campus this past month. Anti-Semitism is at an all time high since the days of Hitler.

Iran has established a permanent military base in Syria, near Israel’s northern border, and just 7 miles outside Damascus. (Iran has been working on making a supply line from Iran, through Syria and Iraq, to Hizballah in Lebanon, (Israel’s northern border). Israel is aware that Iran will use its bases in Syria to establish another front against Israel while supplying Hizballah with arms for the next war with Israel. Israel and US are still trying to get it removed.
Good News
White House Hanukkah Party – U.S. President Trump will continue the tradition of the annual White House Hanukkah party. Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 12, but the party will be held on December 7.
Prime Minister Netanyahu surprised the 3 millionth tourist of this year, Ioana Isac from Romania, and her friend. After their festive ceremony at the airport they started their tour. They arrived at the museum where the couple found that their guide was none other than Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Israel’s Knesset Honors Christian Volunteers and Media – The government honored volunteers numbering in the thousands, with a special program on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. Everyone agreed that Israel has no better friends than Christian Zionists.  (Speaking of those who read and follow the Bible.) House speaker Yuli Edelstein thanked the many Christian organizations for all they are doing to support the Jewish state. He said knowing the Bible probably “makes the whole difference.”  Christian Media Should ‘Tell the Truth’ in an Age of ‘Fake News’.  Some described the Knesset program honoring Christian volunteers as extraordinary. Coming on the heels of last month’s Christian Media Conference it seemed to add new momentum to the government’s effort to strengthen ties with Christians.
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