JEWISH VOICE BLOG

19 Hamas Fighters Killed, 13 Captured by Israel

July 18, 2014

Israel launched a major ground offensive on Hamas in Gaza, “The Times of Israel” reports, with the initial focus centered on the under-border tunnels. The move was unanimously approved by the Israeli security cabinet, and the offensive will be expanded as needed, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Unlike the great “Iron Dome,” Israel’s technology has yet to credibly counter the underground tunnel network. But it is only one part of the ground mission launched last night...

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Bible Prophecy and a World Against Israel

July 17, 2014

Translation of a leaflet dropped by Israel Defense Forces warning Gazans to get out of harm's way. Photo courtesy of IDF Blog. Why is it, with as tiny a portion of land that Israel owns amid an ocean’s worth of Arab land filled with people who want Israel exterminated, that world sentiment considers Israel the bad guys? Why is it that for thousands of years Israel has been the target of hatred occurring in repeated waves throughout history? Why is it that this miracle of a People who h...

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Prayer for Ukraine Tragedy

July 17, 2014

U.S. intelligence officials’ confirm that a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane with 285 passengers and 15 crew members aboard was shot down by a surface-to-air missile near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region not far from the Ukraine-Russian border. With this tragic news, only one day after a Ukrainian military jet went down killing two crew members and six parachuting to safety, we ask you to join us in fervent prayer for the families and friends of every victim of this terrible tra...

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Israel Begins Ground Campaign in Gaza

July 17, 2014

“Following ten days of Hamas attacks against Israel by land, air, and sea,” reports the IDF Blog, “ – and after repeated rejections of offers to deescalate the situation – the Israel Defense Forces has started a new phase of Operation Protective Edge. A large IDF force of infantry, tanks, artillery, combat engineers, and field intelligence is entering the Gaza Strip. The force is supported by the Israel Air Force, Navy, and other Israeli security agencies. Their mission is to target Hamas’ tunne...

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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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