THIS WEEK’S GLOBAL UPDATE
A Note from Jonathan Bernis
Shalom, my friend.
Our world is rife with animosity and anger, with ongoing attacks in Israel, the continuing war in Ukraine and other conflicts around the world.
Peace can seem so far away. And even unreachable. That’s why God commands us in the Scriptures to pray.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May those who love you be secure.”
— Psalm 122:6 NIV
This week, I encourage you to continue to pray for peace in Jerusalem and throughout Israel. For peace in Ukraine. And I encourage you to also pray for peace in your own heart. And may God grant you security in your mind and body so that you may experience His presence and blessings in a special way.
Please also continue to pray for the work and ministry we share at Jewish Voice – for God to open more doors to share the Good News of Yeshua (Jesus) with the Jewish people.
Thank you for your partnership in this work of ministry.
To the Jew first and also to the Nations,
President & CEO
Jewish Voice Ministries International
IDF Suspects Hezbollah Behind Bombing Attack on Northern Highway
According to The Times of Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Shin Bet security agency suspect the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group is behind the recent blast on a highway in northern Israel that seriously wounded a man.
Reports indicate that a bomb planted on the side of the Route 65 highway near the Megiddo Junction exploded, seriously wounding Shareef ad-Din, 21, from the Arab village of Salem.
Following the blast, troops began to close roads and search for the suspected terrorist who planted the bomb.
The alleged terrorist was shot dead at the Lebanese border several hours after the attack. He was armed with an explosives belt at the time. And several more weapons were found in the vehicle, according to the IDF.
“The assessment is that neutralizing the terrorist prevented another attack,” the IDF said.
The military said the suspected terrorist crossed into Israel from Lebanon and planted the bomb. But the exact manner in which the suspect crossed into Israel is still being investigated, as are his potential links to Hezbollah.
Updates from the Middle East
Shooting Terror Attack in Tel Aviv Wounds Three
At least three Israeli civilians were injured by gunshots in a recent shooting terror attack near a cafe on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv. The injured were evacuated to Ichilov Hospital. One of the injured arrived in critical condition after being shot in the neck. Another injured man arrived in moderate condition with gunshot wounds, while the third was lightly injured by shrapnel, according to Ichilov Hospital. “I want to wish the injured people a speedy recovery, in my name and my wife Sara's name,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from Italy. “We strengthen the work of security forces against terrorists. I'm sure that these incidents won't ease up as this is part of our work for building up the country.”
Kherson Rabbi Returns to Liberated Ukrainian City to Celebrate Purim with Remaining Jews
Rabbi Yosef Wolff, the chief rabbi of Ukraine's Kherson region, posted a video of himself from the liberated city, having returned to celebrate the holiday of Purim with the remaining local Jewish community months after he was forced to flee due to the Russian invasion. “There's nothing like coming back home,” he said. “The Jewish community that is still in Kherson welcomed me with tears of joy and excitement.”
Pray with Us This Week
Please pray for:
- God to continue to protect innocent lives from the fighting in Ukraine and to bring a peaceful end to the invasion by Russia
- God to surround His people in Israel, who are constantly facing threats and violence from surrounding enemies
- Peace in the hearts and minds of the people of Israel and their enemies
- The Jewish people to recognize Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah