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[Israel] This is why we need your continued prayers

June 16, 2023


A Note from Jonathan Bernis

Shalom, my friend!

As I write to you now, my heart is turned towards the declaration of the Psalmist:

“From the LORD comes deliverance. May Your blessing be on Your people” (Psalm 3:8 NIV).

There’s so much difficulty and uncertainty in the world today. That’s why I’m clinging to this critical truth from the Scriptures as I continue to pray for God’s deliverance and peace in Israel and among the Jewish people.

And I pray it over you as well, in whatever you’re facing today, that you’ll experience the power and presence of the Lord as The Deliverer of His Chosen People.

There’s no greater promise we have from God – which was ultimately realized in the coming of His Son, Yeshua (Jesus), the Messiah.

That’s why it’s to Him that we turn to now to ask for His protective presence to be upon all of us – and upon His Chosen People. Please join us in praying for peace and the safety of Israel and the Jewish people.

Thank you for standing with us through your partnership.

To the Jew first and also to the Nations,

Jonathan Bernis

President & CEO

Jewish Voice Ministries International

Headline News

IDF to Probe Terror Killing of Three Israeli Soldiers by Egyptian Policeman

The Jerusalem Post reports that IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi announced that the results of the investigation into the killing of three IDF soldiers at the Israeli-Egyptian border would be presented within the week.

Two IDF soldiers were shot and killed early last Saturday morning, the IDF confirmed, while a third soldier was killed by the same terrorist several hours later in an exchange of fire.

The officers were found lifeless at an IDF guard post sometime after 6 a.m. by members of their team who had been sent to check on their wellbeing after they failed to respond to their radios.

Following the discovery of their bodies, additional reinforcements arrived, and a search operation was carried out to locate the perpetrator, who was believed to have infiltrated Israel from across the border at some point during the night.

The terrorist was later confirmed by the IDF to be an Egyptian police officer. The IDF added that it and the Egyptian military were conducting a thorough investigation.

Shortly after midday on Saturday, the IDF confirmed an exchange of fire between Israeli forces and the terrorist, who was killed in the exchange.

The Egyptian army later said in a statement that he was chasing drug smugglers, adding that "during the chase, the security man was involved in an exchange of fire that caused the deaths of three Israeli soldiers."

Updates from the Middle East

Groundbreaking Israeli Cancer Treatment Has 90% Success Rate

An experimental treatment developed at Israel's Hadassah-University Medical Center has a 90% success rate of bringing patients with multiple myeloma into remission. The innovative treatment against the disease, which has long been considered incurable, was developed after a series of experiments carried out in the Hadassah-University Medical Center’s bone-marrow transplant and immunotherapy department in recent years.

Iran Unveils First Domestically Made Hypersonic Ballistic Missile, Claims It Can Evade U.S. Defenses

Iran recently unveiled what officials are describing as its first domestically made hypersonic ballistic missile, claiming it can “bypass the most advanced anti-ballistic missile systems of the United States” and “Israel’s Iron Dome.” The missile was showcased at a recent ceremony attended by Iranian President Ebrahim Rahisi and commanders of the country’s Revolutionary Guards Corps. Iranian military officials claim the missile can strike within a range of 1,240 miles with a 3,300-pound warhead.

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 Chosen People in Israel, who are constantly facing threats and violence from surrounding enemies
  • God to give wisdom and insight to Israel’s leaders to make wise decisions and for there to be unity among the Jewish people in Israel
  • Peace in the hearts and minds of the people of Israel and their enemies
  • The Jewish people to recognize Yeshua as their Messiah

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