THIS WEEK’S GLOBAL UPDATE
A Note from Jonathan Bernis
Shalom, my friend!
As you’re likely aware by now, Kanye West, also known as Ye, has drawn harsh criticism and denouncement for a series of anti-Semitic comments in recent weeks.
These comments have led to dropped partnerships with a host of brands, including Adidas, Gap and Balenciaga. West has also repeatedly been banned from Instagram and Twitter.
As one of our partners and friends in ministry, you know that Jewish Voice stands against anti-Semitism in all its forms. We condemn hate-fueled rhetoric, vandalism and violence toward Jewish people — in Israel, across the U.S. and worldwide.
That’s why in light of the hate-filled antics we continue to read about in headlines around the world, I hope you’ll join us in praying for God to reveal His love for Israel and Her people — as we pray for God to bring His peace to Jerusalem, to Israel and to the Jewish people.
Please continue to pray for the work and ministry of Jewish Voice. And pray for God to open more doors to share the Good News of Yeshua (Jesus) with the Jewish people.
Thank you for standing with us through your partnership.
To the Jew first and also to the Nations,
President & CEO
Jewish Voice Ministries International
Israel, U.S. Working to Counter Iran’s Threat of Hypersonic Missiles
The Jerusalem Post reports that Israel’s Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in the United States are working on numerous air defense projects. This key partnership comes as Washington and Israel have signed an agreement that would see the U.S. come to assist Israel with missile defense in times of war.
Though Israel has a multi-layered air defense umbrella, including the Iron Dome, Arrow 2, Arrow 3, David’s Sling and the still-in-development Iron Beam laser system, there is still no system that can intercept hypersonic missiles.
Hypersonic missiles pose an emerging threat as they fly five times faster than the speed of sound and have complex and varying flight paths, making them hard to intercept. They also fly much higher than subsonic missiles yet much lower than intercontinental ballistic missiles, in an area where many countries — including the U.S. — do not have enough tracking covering.
These missiles can also carry nuclear warheads, making the threat even more alarming. Especially after Iran recently announced that it had developed a hypersonic missile that could “penetrate every missile defense shield.”
Updates from the Middle East
Amazon Under Pressure as Sales for Anti-Semitic Book, Film Continue to Skyrocket
As the anti-Semitic book and film Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America that NBA star Kyrie Irving promoted on social media continues to occupy best-seller lists on Amazon, the e-commerce giant has come under pressure from Jewish groups to remove it from its website for its anti-Semitic claims about the Jewish people.
New Museum to Tell Story of Jewish Heroes of World War II
Nearly one out of every 10 Jewish people alive in 1939 joined an Allied army to fight the Nazis. Their ranks spanned the entire military gamut, from privates to generals. And a new museum, dedicated to the Jewish soldiers in World War II, will tell their stories. Located at Israel’s Armored Corps Museum at Latrun, halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, it’s set to open in May next year.
Pray With Us This Week
Please pray with me for:
- The Lord to protect the Jewish people around the world from anti-Semitism of all kinds
- 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 as their Messiah