JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Israel - Troubling Perspectives

January 08, 2015

This has been a tough week. The horrible terrorist attacks in Paris have the world on edge, and our hearts go out to the families, co-workers, and fellow countrymen of those assassinated. The mindset of Islamic terrorists is increasingly disturbing as their violence around the world escalates. Also, increasing around the world is a misinformed perspective about Israel. Palestinian terrorists and leaders continue to shout their tainted, skewed position to a listening world. Take, for instance, an...

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Has the Ultimate Battle for the Temple Mount Begun?

January 08, 2015

Should Jews have the right to visit the Temple Mount in Israel — and perhaps even pray there if they desire? Should Jewish People have the right to buy or rent a home in any part of Jerusalem they choose? You would think that the reasonable answer to these questions would be a self-evident and resounding . . . “Yes.” After all, Jerusalem has been the geographic heart and soul of Judaism for roughly 3,000 years — since the time King David made it his capital city. And no other spot o...

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As the 9th of Av Approaches, Keep Israel in Prayer

July 31, 2014

As Tishah B’Av approaches, we sense an even greater urgency to be focused on praying for Israel and the Jewish People worldwide. Tishah B’Av refers to the ninth day of the Hebrew month Av, and is from sundown on Monday, August 5 to sundown, Tuesday, August 6 this year. Even though Yom Kippur is a profound day of great soberness, Tishah B’av carries an even deeper level of mourning and grief, as it has been, on more than one occasion, a day of great tragedy for the Jewish People. Every year on...

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Israel Can't Stop Now

July 31, 2014

Southern Command Chief Sami Turgeman, said Wednesday that the IDF has destroyed hundreds of weapons storage facilities. Thank you for your continued prayers and support for Israel in this time of crisis. To update you on events on the ground in Israel, the daylight hours of Wednesday produced another deadly day with three IDF soldiers killed in a booby-trapped UNRWA health clinic building and heavy Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. The deaths brought the IDF casualties to 56 since July 8, when “Ope...

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Alert, Focused, and Effective Prayer

July 31, 2014

Join us for Jewish Voice Ministries’ August Prayer Event Alert, Focused, and Effective Thursday, August 14 at 7pm As prophetic and world events accelerate across the earth, we must remain alert and focused to be effective. Jewish Voice Ministries’ monthly prayer event is a focal point in the Spirit where we come together and concentrate our efforts through worship and intercession. We are believing God for His plans and purposes to be fulfilled in the earth! We ARE seeing His kingdom...

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Israel Needs Your Prayers

July 30, 2014

Israel needs your heartfelt prayers for: The grieving families of those who have given their lives in the conflict Calm and quiet to be restored to the nation of Israel and the war-weary soldiers and civilians A peaceful resolution to be reached that both sides will find honorable and acceptable God’s protection for all Israeli troops, Jerusalem’s police force, and those who are living in bomb shelters for the past 22 days Miraculous signs and wonders to be recognized as the divine...

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On the Ground in Israel

July 30, 2014

Israel stories “Day #21 - 2:29 a.m. My phone is beeping…On the screen it says: Alert over Ashdod. Another beep. Another one. Looks like it’s getting closer. I’m getting up…going to the kids’ room. Sirens….We are hearing some explosions.” These are words from a woman in Israel whose middle of the night scramble to hurry her family to the safe room in their home is circulating on Facebook. Another story tells of a siren sounding in Beersheba. When driving and a rocket warning siren sounds, ...

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Meet the Israel Defense Forces' “Foreign Legion”

July 30, 2014

Image: IDF Blog (see below) A number of IDF reservists living and working in Europe, Africa, and America have rushed back to Israel to help “Operation Protective Edge” succeed. First Sergeant Felix Neuber immigrated from the Ukraine in 1990 as a 17-year-old boy. He was drafted into the Civil Administration at 18 in a role defined as “combat support,” but did his best to change that. After a year and a half, he was reassigned to “Armored Corps,” where he took basic training and combat training...

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Rockets Flare as Hamas Rejects 4-hour Humanitarian “Timeout” with Israel

July 30, 2014

Image: IDF Blog (see below) With the Israeli security cabinet meeting today, and the topic of debate centering on either expansion or calling a halt to the ground offensive, the Times of Israel reports that most of the Hamas cross-border tunnels have been found and are being demolished as Day 23 of “Operation Protective Edge” comes to a close. Heavy Israeli strikes on Gaza were the order of the day, including allegations of an Israeli shelling of a UN school, with 15 reportedly killed, des...

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What Is a Hamas Tunnel into Israel Worth?

July 29, 2014

A noteworthy fact: Israel has not completely denied the import of construction materials into Gaza. They have only restricted it because they know Hamas is using it for terrorism. Source (see below): IDF Blog, Copyright usage info, License One of the chief demands of Hamas and the people of Gaza is that Israel end the long standing blockade imposed against them. The blockade consists of restrictions on travel across the borders into Israel, the amount of building materials allowed into Gaza, ...

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