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BREAKING NEWS: Five-Hour Ceasefire between Israel and Gaza Set

July 16, 2014

In response to a UN request, Israel has agreed to stop its airstrikes on Gaza from 10am – 3pm tomorrow allowing a “humanitarian window” for the transfer of relief supplies such as food and medical supplies into Gaza. Hamas has also agreed to cease firing during these five hours. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warned, however, that “should the humanitarian window be exploited by Hamas or other terror organizations for the purpose of launching attacks against Israeli civilian or military targets, t...

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Global Hatred for Israel Growing Daily

July 16, 2014

On Tuesday, Israel accepted an Egypt-brokered ceasefire call and stopped responding to missile attacks from Gaza. Yet the missiles from Gaza continued to fall. Hamas launched nearly 50 missiles at Israeli civilian targets during the daylight hours alone. As a result, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to resume Israeli Defense Force efforts to degrade Hamas’ ability to endanger Israeli civilians through missile launches. As is often the case whenever Israel moves to defend herse...

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Israelis and Palestinians: Is It Really About the Land?

July 16, 2014

We thought this simple yet detailed map of Israel would be helpful for you to refer to when reading and watching news reports on “Operation Protective Edge” during this conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. In it you will see the Gaza Strip and many of the Israeli cities upon which Hamas and Jihad terrorists are firing. Israel Map by World Atlas/Graphic Maps. Used with permission. Here is some interesting information about Israel and the countries that comprise the Arab nations who h...

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ISRAEL UPDATE:  One-sided Ceasefire lasts Six hours

July 15, 2014

Israeli police and military carry the remains of a rocket fired from Gaza at the Ashkelon in southern Israel. Israel accepted Egypt’s proposal for a ceasefire beginning at 9 a.m. this morning. Hamas did not. The deal gave in to none of Hamas’ demands, so their response was to continue firing. The Israel Defense Forces’ website notes that Israel suspended their strikes in Gaza at 9 a.m. but that as of 3 p.m., Hamas had fired almost 50 rockets at Israel. Therefore, Israel resumed their operatio...

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Israel Cabinet to Discuss Cease Fire – Prayer Points for True Peace

July 14, 2014

Palestinians fire rockets from Gaza to Israel. Israel's Operation Protective Edge, July 2014 Egypt is calling for both Israel and Palestinians to commit to a cease fire beginning Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. (that would be 11pm PDT and 2am EDT). Neither side has yet agreed. The Israeli cabinet will meet to discuss it Tuesday morning. Neither side is coming close to meeting the other’s demands to secure an end to the attacks. Israel expects Hamas to remove all rockets from the Gaza Strip and clos...

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Urgent Prayer Needed for the Gefat of Ethiopia

July 14, 2014

Jonathan has just been informed of an extremely troubling situation among our beloved friends, the Gefat Beta Israel community near Hosanna, Ethiopia. We have ministered to them physically and spiritually during our Medical Outreaches and many have come to know Yeshua and gather congregationally. The Messianic leader from the area who contacted Jonathan informs us: Since July 6, the Gefat Beta Israel community in the Hosanna area has been experiencing unusual and severe persecuti...

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Israel Gaza Update: Protests Around the World Turn Violent

July 13, 2014

Palestinians in London protest Israel's defensive airstrikes in response to Palestinian rocket fire initiated last week from Gaza. Operation Protective Edge, July 2014 Israel’s defense of itself from Palestinian attacks has sparked anti-Israel protests around the world. Protesters in London, Berlin, Paris, Australia, India, and elsewhere have taken to the streets in objection to Israel’s attempts to stop Gazan rocket assaults on Israel. The Israel-Gaza protests go beyond this current confront...

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Israel Update: UN Calls for Calming; Can A Cease-Fire Be Trusted?

July 12, 2014

An IDF soldier inspects damage to a home in Israel after a Gaza rocket strike. Palestinians in Gaza began this latest round of conflict last week and have since fired nearly 700 hundred rockets into Israel. Operation Protective Edge, July 2014 The United Nations Security Council has unanimously called for a de-escalation of the situation between Israelis and Palestinians. Gaza’s rocket fire into Israel and Israel’s responding airstrikes in Gaza have caused much damage with many civilian casua...

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Israel Update: Friday, Notes on Operation Protective Edge

July 11, 2014

Is Hezbollah getting involved from Lebanon? Terrorists in Lebanon fired mortar rounds into Israel near the northern end of the Sea of Galilee. There were no casualties and no property damages. Israel returned fire and blood at the terrorist launch site indicates Israel’s hit produced injuries. Reports out of Israel say Lebanon’s terrorist group Hezbollah is not responsible for the attack, but it is believed that radical Palestinian groups in Lebanon are to blame. (Fox News) Sirens sou...

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Israel Update:  What Netanyahu, Obama, and Others are Saying

July 11, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a press conference July 11, 2014 about Operation Protective Edge Sirens continued to scream warnings throughout the day today in Israel. It’s just before 9:00 p.m. on Friday evening there—the beginning of the Sabbath. As of nightfall Thursday night, over 350 rockets had been fired at Israel, with about 90 of them intercepted by the “Iron Dome.” Israel had conducted almost 900 airstrikes in Gaza. The origin of the Israeli-Palestinian problem ...

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