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Israel and Turkey on a course of collision? – Scofield …

The diplomatic crisis between Israel and Turkey heated up again this week following US President Donald Trumps recognition ofJerusalem as Israels capital, with a serious exchange of verbal attacks between the countries leadersas Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered hismost scathing attackon Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who described Israel as aterrorist statethat kills children.

Erdogan, who hadthreatenedeven before Trumps announcement that his countrys response to any change in Jerusalems status could go as far as cutting diplomatic ties with Israel, said in a fiery speech Sunday that Palestine is an innocent victim. As for Israel, it is a terrorist state, yes, terrorist!

We will not abandon Jerusalem to the mercy of a country that kills children, the Turkish leader added.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Turkish President Redcep Tayyip Erdogan. Head-to-head(Photos: EPA, AFP)

In stark contrast to his harsh words, Erdogan also chose to mention the historical ties between Turkey and the Jewish people. For us, it doesnt matter who is the oppressor and who is the oppressed, and we would not avoid standing up against those who oppress otherseven if they are our brothers. Our history includes many examples of that, he said, noting that the Ottoman Empire had taken in Jews who were expelled from Spain, as well as Jews who fled Russia in the 19th century, and that Turkey had also welcomed Jews during World War II.

Erdogans vitriolic comments did not go unnoticed by Prime Minister Netanyahu, who took off his gloves during a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron and hit back at the Turkish leader in an unprecedented attack: We wont take any lectures from Erdogan. Im not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers in his native Turkey, who jails journalists, who helps Iran go around international sanctions and who helps terroristsincluding in Gazakill innocent people.

Netanyahu with French President Macron in Paris. We wont take any lectures from Erdogan(Photo: MCT)

State officials feared that Erdogan would respond to Netanyahus attack with a drastic move. The response finally arrived from the Turkish presidents close advisor, Ibrahim Kalin: We condemn in the strongest possible terms Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahus remarks targeting the Republic of Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdoan, the spokesperson said, adding that Israel, which disregards international law, has occupied the Palestinian peoples hundreds-of-years-old homeland and systematically violates United Nations resolutions, must first account for its own actions.

The Turkish presidents advisor added that just like Turkey is all over the world, it will keep being in Palestine to support those who are right, the law and the oppressed.

But despite the heated exchange of words, state officials in Jerusalem believe Erdogan wont sever diplomatic ties with Israel, as he would lose the option of helping the Palestinians in Gaza and would have no access to the Temple Mount.

Senior Israeli officials admit, however, that Erdogans reactions are not necessarily rational and that emotional responses should also be taken into account. Experts on Turkey, who are finding it hard to believe that Erdogan will restrain himself following Netanyahus comments, are not ruling out the possibility that he will take protest measures like recalling the Turkish ambassador for consultations in Ankara.

Erdogans reactions are not necessarily rational(Photo: AFP)

There is a diplomatic dialogue going on between Israel and Turkey, and the communication channels are constantly maintained. There is a general understanding, however, that as long as Erdogan remains in power we will see no diplomatic breakthrough and the relations will be kept low-profile, possibly developing on the economic, tourist, cultural and other levels.

Erdogan is presenting himself as the Palestinians defender and as Hamas patron, which is why it is in his best interest to maintain a dialogue with Israel. He only stands to lose from cutting Turkeys relations with Israel. In Israel, Erdogan is respected but suspected. Israeli officials understand that he can do no good.

On the other hand, there are those in Israel who believe that tightening the economic ties with Turkey, focusing onthe gas deal, would strengthen the relations and add a strategic dimension to them. Nevertheless, that doesnt stop Israel from pursuing the European gas channel vis–vis Cyprus, Greece and the European Union.

Last Tuesday in Nicosia, the energy ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Italy signed a memorandum of understanding for a planned gas pipe from Israel to Italy, declaring it a strategic infrastructure project representing an interest shared by the countries and the EU involving natural gas. The planned pipe will be 2,100 kilometers long and its estimated cost is NIS 25 billion (roughly $7 billion). Its construction is expected to be completed in 2025.

The gas pipe would guarantee a long-term export route of Israeli gas to Greece, Italy and other European markets and boost competition in the gas field. As the ministers announced in their joint press conference, the project would strengthen the EUs energetic security and diversify Europes sources of natural gas supply.

Anti-Israel protest in Istanbul, Sunday(Photo: AP)

The EU representative estimated that Europe would need to import an additional 100 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year compared to what it currently imports due to the drop in gas production in the Northern Sea. Europe sees Israel and Cyprus as a secure source for future gas supplies.

The energy ministers expressed their desire to cooperate in research related to the construction and operation of the project. A team comprised of the director-generals of the countries energy ministries, which was formed by the energy ministers last April in Tel Aviv, will keep meeting to discuss the principles of the governmental agreement between the four parties, which is expected to be signed in 2018.

Erdogan wanted to sign a gas deal with Israel in the past to diversify Turkeys energy sources, primarily as an alternative to Russia. In the past year, however, his relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin warmed up, especially on the backdrop of the ceasefire agreements in Syria.

Todays, it seems Erdogan needs Russian gas more than he needs Israeli gas. President Putin was expected to arrive in Ankara on Monday for an official visit, which would include his sixth meeting with Erdogan this year. During the meeting, they were expected to discuss the situation in Syria, the crisis around the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital, as well as the gas issue and the plan that Russia would build a nuclear reactor for energy purposes in Turkey.

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Israel | What’s The Big Data?

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The cost of cybersecurity is proportional to the square of the number of products required for adequate defense.ThisCyber Law(you read it here first) means that the proliferation of types of cyberattacks and attackers leads to the proliferation of innovative security Continue reading

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We are building the next big consumer product company and we are doing it online, says MindBlowers founder and CEO, Carmit Turgeman. The company launched 8 month ago at the London Design Festival as an incubator for consumer product ideas, Continue reading

The number of startups using AI technology has nearly tripled in size since 2014, and based on a three year average growth rate, 95 new AI startups are founded each year in Israel. Almost 300 startups were founded between 2014 Continue reading

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Vision for Israel – JNN Newsletter – December 13, 2017

Behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people;but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.Isa 60: 1-3

WARMEST HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM OUR VISION FOR ISRAEL TEAM:Jews and Christians across the world will join in times of celebration this month as we usher in Hanukkah at dusk on Tues.12 Dec. 2917, and Christmas on 24 Dec. 2017. As we light the first candle of Hanukkah in Israel Tuesday evening, we extend love and appreciation to all of our faithful friends near and far. May your holidays be lavish with blessings of love, joy and miracles.

A SPECIAL TIME TO GIVE A GIFT TO JERUSALEM – NOW THE RECOGNIZED, OFFICIAL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL:As 2017 soon comes to a close we want to thank all of you who have given so generously throughout the year. We couldnt have blessed the needy of Israel in so many diverse ways without you. For those who would like the opportunity to bless Israel before the years end there is still time for you to make a tax deductible gift before 31 Dec. 2017, according to the laws in your own country. Give generously atwww.visionforisrael.com. For residents in the UK and outside N. America visit our website atwww.josephstorehouse.co.uk. Thank you for your donations. Please continue to help hands and hearts at VFI rebuild hope and provide for the nations poor both now and in 2018.Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lords people in Jerusalem. They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings, Rom. 15:26-27

DONALD TRUMPS JERUSALEM DECISION GARNERS AWARD FROM FAITH LEADERS:More than 20 faith leaders met Mon. 11 Dec. 2017 with President Trump and presented him with an award celebrating his support of religious communities and his historic move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The USA recognition of Israels capital and plans to move the USA Embassy to the divided city set off protests among Palestinians but was hailed by supporters of Israel, including American evangelicals. Evangelicals are grateful for the fact that he has actually done what he campaigned on, said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. (Washington Times)Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them, that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise. Ps. 106:4-5

WHY ARE THE NATIONS IN AN UPROAR?King Davids Psalm number two opens with the rhetorical question Why are the nations in an uproar? Well now we know. The European nations (nearly all of them) that conspired with Germany to wipe out the Jews barely 75 years ago, cannot accept the fact that Israel Lives. Thats one. Two, that Israel lives with Jerusalem as its capital, as endorsed by the United States through President Trump its driving them crazy. Delirium has set in from France, Germany, Britain, Sweden and throughout the European Union. They cant forgive Trump for being so heroic and they will never forget him for his refusal to act the Quisling like Obama. Too bad and too late. America has spoken and its final. The ink has dried. The European Union has a clear and united position. We believe the only realistic solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine is based on two states and with Jerusalem as the capital of both, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told a news conference. Good luck with that. The Palestinian Arabs cant get it together between Hamas and the PA but you expect them to live in peace with Israel in a shared Jerusalemand if the mean streets throughout Syria, Iraq and Yemen dont tip you off as to what a shared Jerusalem would look like, you are beyond delusional.”

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah huffed: Trump humiliated 1.5 billion Muslims. Trump did no such thing. He only humiliated the terrorists that Islamists keep manufacturing and dispatching. From afar and closer to home the dissenters argue that Trump should have kept it in mind that his Jerusalem Declaration would trigger the savages and therefore for that reason alone he should have acted cowardly, as does the rest of the world on choosing appeasement when faced with Islamic terror. They dont know Trump. They dont know that Trump can handle the truth, as they cannot. Submission, they say, is the only answer. To appease the terrorists, to live in fear of them, to do nothing that might rile them up,” that was the word from MSNBC s Chris Matthews, a leading voice for the Left. (Arutz-7)Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed. Ps 2:1-2

PM NETANYAHU PUSHES BACK GAINS EU PRESSURE ON JERUSALEM:PM Netanyahu said on Monday 11 Dec. 2917 in Brussels before a meeting with EU foreign ministers: “Israel is the strongest power in the Middle East that is preventing the spread of Islamist terrorism, not only preventing ISIS attacks in Europe but also preventing the collapse of many parts in the Middle East adjacent to Israel that otherwise would be taken over by these Islamist terrorists, driving many, many millions into Europe. He called UN and UNESCO decisions on Jerusalem “laughable,” and said, “I believe that all or most of the EU countries will move their embassies to Jerusalem, recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and engage robustly with us for security, prosperity, and peace.” (Bloomberg)

TERROR TUNNEL DISCOVERED, DESTROYED; PALESTINIAN STABS SECURITY GUARD:Two events related to the fight against terror were defined Sunday 10 Dec. 2017 in Israel. At Jerusalems Central Bus Station, a 24-year old Palestinian man appeared to cooperate with security procedures at the stations entrance. But after taking off his jacket, showing guards that he had no hidden weapons, he removed a knife from a sleeve and in a swift, single move drove the knife into the security guards chest before running away. The guard, who was stabbed in the heart, was in critical condition at Jerusalems Shaare Zedek Hospital. The terrorist was subdued by a member of the security force. In what has been described as a, Hanukkah miracle, Asher Elmaliach, the victim of the stabbing attack on Sunday has stabilized after being in critical condition in a Jerusalem hospital. In a second incident on Sunday, another terror tunnel discovered running beneath the Gaza Strip and clear into Israeli territory was collapsed by Israeli army sappers that day. For the second time since October, a tunnel created as a platform from which to launch attacks on Israelis was destroyed beneath the Israeli side of the border. The commander of the armys Southern Command warned Hamas whose ownership of the tunnel has been affirmed that the subterranean structures are death traps for those who enter. (Medialine)Thank you, Lord, for the miracle of Asher Elmaliachs recovery.Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. Ps. 68:29

WAVE OF TERROR ACROSS JUDEA & SAMARIA:Media sources on Tues.12 Dec. 2017 reported that a wave of Arab terror attacks have swept Judea & Samaria roads in the past 24 hours. Terrorists threw stones at passing vehicles Monday night near Al Fawar south of Hebron, damaging two vehicles as a result. Similarly, terrorists threw stones on the Husan bypass road near the town of Beitar Illit south of Jerusalem, damaging the windshield of a passing vehicle, and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at passing vehicles near Maale Adumim. On Route 458 northeast of Jerusalem, a woman reported a laser pointer being flashed at her face in an attempt to impair her ability to drive. Near Ariel, a burning tire was reported to have been placed in the road. Security forces dealt with the incident. In the following hours, more stone-throwing attacks were reported near Yitzhar in Samaria, and near the Arab village of Tekoa. Miraculously, nobody has been reported injured in the most recent slew of terror incidents. The attacks come as Arab have rioted in recent days at various points through Judea & Samaria, along the Gaza border, and in the predominantly Arab region of Wadi Ara, following USA President Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The move was heavily criticized by European and Arab leaders, and was followed by a wave of riots across the Arab world. On 10 Dec. 2017, a security guard at Jerusalems central bus station was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack but has been reported as being out of critical danger. (INN)Please continue to intercede that the present wave of violence in and around Jerusalem, due to President Trumps recognition of the city as the capital of Israel, will quickly subside without injuries or death.

KNESSET APPROVES TO PLAN TO DEPORT 40,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS:The Knesset voted just before midnight on Monday 11 Dec. 2017 to pass a bill which would close the Holot detention facility, where thousands of infiltrators have been detained since a surge in illegal immigration less than a decade ago. The bill, which passed 71 to 41, would also empower the government to deport illegal immigrants who refuse to self-deport in exchange for compensation. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants crossed into Israel over the past decade via the southern border with Egypt. Most of the infiltrators came from Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, and other countries in northeastern Africa. Following the construction of the border fence along the Israeli-Egyptian frontier, illegal border crossings plummeted by more than 99% – but only after nearly 60,000 illegal immigrants entered Israel prior to the construction of the fence in 2012. In the wake of the courts decision, PM Netanyahu negotiated new agreements with third-party states, which agreed to receive not only those illegal immigrants who volunteer to leave, but also deportees. (Arutz-7)

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DISCOVER ANCIENT CLAY LAMP FROM HELLENISTIC PERIOD:A leisurely afternoon hike in the Norths Beit Shean Valley turned into much more when a mother and daughter discovered an ancient clay candle holder dating to the Hellenistic period when Judah Maccabee fought against the ruler of Antiochus 2,200 years ago. While making their way through the mounds near the historic area by the Jordan River Valley one week ago, Hadas Goldberg-Kedar, 7, and her mother, Ayelet, first noticed the well-preserved pottery vessel near the entrance to a porcupine cave. Assuming the relic was left by antiquities thieves, Ayelet contacted the Israel Antiquities Authoritys Robbery Prevention Unit to report the finding. In short order, Nir Distelfeld, an inspector for the unit which is dispersed throughout the country to prevent thieves from looting excavation sites arrived in the area to examine the lamp. Distelfeld determined that the porcupine uncovered the rare find while digging its enclosure for the winter. According to Dr. Einat Ambar-Armon, education and community coordinator for the IAAs northern region, the clay lamp is characteristic of the 2nd century BCs Hellenistic period, during the Maccabean revolt against Greece. Goldberg-Kedar and her daughter donated the candle to the Authority and received a certificate of recognition for good citizenship. (INN)

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How believers in Israel celebrate Hanukkah

Also known as the Feast of Dedication or the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday through which believers can, and do, express their love and worship of Yeshua the Messiah even though the holiday itself is not a biblical feast.

Starting on the 25th of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, this year the holiday begins the evening of Dec. 12.

The eight-day holiday commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean victory over the Seleucid Empire. The traditional lighting each night of one new candle on a nine-branched menorah (hanukkiah) recalls the story that at the rededication, while there was only enough pure oil to light the Temples menorah for one day, the oil miraculously lasted eight days the time needed to acquire a further supply.

Believers in Israel will have seen hundreds of different styles of hanukkiot with accompanying brightly colored candles appearing in shops in the weeks leading up to the feast. They may also have been dazzled by the glittering array of festive sufganiot (doughnuts) that are among the traditional oily foods eaten during the holiday. Many believers join in with the festivities, but with an emphasis on Yeshua.

Our family will light all of the candles every night, Howard Bass, leader of the Nachalat Yeshua congregation, told KNI. The full light has come Yeshua and he has lit us to be light in the world. The light will be eternal, symbolically represented by the eight days.

As a congregation we will also light all of the candles during our Hanukkah service, Bass added. We will have sufganiot and a teaching connected with the holiday in the light of its significance in Gods plan of redemption and the spiritual and carnal battles connected with that.

American-Israeli attorney, Jamie Cowen, said that his family also lights candles during the holiday. Again, the emphasis is on Yeshua.

As our children were growing up we prayed the traditional blessings and lit the candles in the hanukkiah in the prescribed order, Cowen told KNI. The one major difference from the traditional Jewish community is that we associated the shamash (the servant candle) that sits atop or to the side of the hanukkiah with Yeshua.

Moreover, Cowen adds: I would always point out that Yeshua is the light of the world, and he lights our lights (the rest of the hanukkiah) so we too can be lights to the world.

Hanukkah is also a time of gift giving, a tradition that the Cowen family keeps.

For each night of Hanukkah, we would give our children one small gift each. On the final night, we would give everyone their major gifts, he said. In Israel weve continued most of the traditions with our grandchildren.

For believers like Ava, whose family immigrated to Israel from the U.S. over a decade ago, Hanukkah is a time to recall the faithfulness of God.

Our family lights the candles in the traditional way to remember the real miracle of Hanukkah is that God Almighty, by His Sovereign arm and dedication to keep His covenants with His chosen people, saved them against all the odds, Ava shared with KNI.

The reciprocal side of this miracle is that a small group of dedicated faithful servants to the Rock of Ages joined together to fight their enemy. In so doing they won the battle, purified the desecrated Temple and dedicated it back to the Lord, Ava says.

Indeed, for believers the holiday may be a time for rededication to the Lord of their own lives as temples of His Holy Spirit.

Tikva from the Negev told KNI that when she was growing up she didnt really appreciate Hanukkah.

I just thought it was something we Jewish kids had instead of Santa. I got a gift from my parents, which I appreciated, but I still felt left out, she shared.But now, as a Messianic Jew, I appreciate that Hanukkah is a time of rededication to my relationship with Yeshua.

For Emma in Jerusalem, this years holiday holds particular meaning.

I had not celebrated Hanukkah personally for a number of years, Emma told KNI. I had become confused by whether the Hanukkah story is true, and whether we should be lighting candles or not. So I just let it pass me by.

This year is different, though, Emma continued. I am facing a major transition that had the potential to shake my faith and cause me to wonder what my life has been about this last decade in Israel.

Amazingly, I am noticing that God is using this move to draw me closer to him to renew the wonder I had in him when I first came to faith. He is causing me to realize deeply that my identity and acceptance is in him, and not in what I do or how much money I earn or who I associate with.

It is a beautiful thing to sense his love during this Feast of Dedication. I realize I am effectively, very quietly, dedicating my life his temple back to him.

Then came the Feast of Dedication at Jerusalem.It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple areawalking in Solomons Colonnade.John 10:22-23.

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Land of Israel or Palestine? | This Side of the Whirlwind

After 1800 Years of Exile!

The Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 A.D. causing the remnant of Israel to scatter throughout the known world of that day. By 73 A.D. the Jewish communities left for greener pastures rather than remain in their despoiled Promise Land. During much of the years that followed, no significant or legitimate/official Israeli presence existed in the region. Even as late as 1900 A.D. the Jewish population throughout all of Palestine only topped 50,000 which equates to one thousand eight hundred seventy three years without an official Israeli claim to the lands promised to the Israelites by God.

Between 1900 and 1947 however, something changed. The Israeli presence began to grow significantly. Something had changed in the heart and determination of Gods Chosen. In 1922 the population had grown to over 650,000. By 1939 the Jewish presence topped One Million. Then, miraculously and against all odds Israel became a Sovereign State on May 15th 1948.

For decades, every attempt and petition to establish an official Jewish presence in Palestine failed. On February 10th 1917, Zionist leaders petition for an official Jewish settlement anywhere within the borders of Palestine only to meet strong opposition and an adamant refusal. Though Jewish families lived through-out Palestine they were not allowed to legitimize their presence as a people.

By 1946 the Israeli communities started to achieve some minor footholds in the region; however, this was soon met with quotas on immigration and violence from surrounding Arab/Palestinian communities.

In May of 1948 when Israel became a legitimate Sovereign State, they were immediately plunged into war on all sides. Syria and Lebanon attacked from the north, Transjordan and Iraq closed in from the east and Egypt attacked from the south.

Miraculously this fledgling nation of Israel which God called into existence once again prevailed against overwhelming and fantastic odds. Only by the hand of God could Israel have obtained such results!

The Holocaust of WWII generated empathy with many peoples, nations and countries thereby promoting a sympathetic heart for the Israeli plight. Due to international commiseration for the Jews, many believed the Israelis deserved to finally have a place to call their own.

Possibly more relevant for the day was the fact no country wanted or could afford millions of refugees landing on their doorsteps demanding food, clothing and a roof over each head. Globally, the word had gone out: Israel wanted to establish their own Sovereign State and were willing to petition Jewish families and resources from the four corners of the earth to fortify their attempts. Those nations temporarily tenderhearted towards an Israeli state decided to lend their support, votes and assets to make Israels dream a reality.

Through these votes and by the Hand of God, Israel finally achieved what had been a hotbed of contention for so many over the past two-thousand years. Let us review some of situations which provided contention for the lands of Palestine, still called Israel by many during these past 1800 years.

As early as 133 A.D. a Jewish force lead by a commander named Simon Bar Kokhba (Kochba) attempted and failed to retake Judea. Unfortunately for the Jews, a cadre of Roman military put down this revolt in 135 A.D Soon after the failed revolt, Hadrianus Caesar changed the name of Judea to Palestina, and then attempted to ban any and all Jews from ever setting foot in Jerusalem again. Though Hadrianus ultimately failed to achieve this goal the Romans continued to rule the land of Palestina until 614 A.D

So who named the region Palestina later Palestine?

The Persians conquered Palestine in 614 A.D., and controlled the region for approximately 14 years. Emperor Heraclius seized control from the Persians only to lose Palestine to the Arab leader Caliph Omar 10 years later, 638 A.D Caliph Omar was from Saudi Arabia.

Back and forth the land of Palestine traded hands.

It may be important to NOTE: The conflicts continued between Crusaders, Arabs, Egyptians and Ottomans until the British Empire gained control of Palestine in the early nineteen-hundreds. Contrary to the attitudes of previous conquerors, Britain did not want to keep Palestine. Rather, Britain wanted to return control and title of the ancient biblical lands to the Jews.

So who had title to the lands of Palestine/Israel?

Britain, the United States and several other nations formed a weak coalition whose focus was to restore the Israelites to The Promise Land. The strategies behind the coalitions actions were for Israel to first gain possession of The Promise Land followed by the Israelites reconstituting their national identity as the Sovereign Nation of Israel. Unfortunately, at that time there was not enough support for the coalitions goals resulting in the applications defeat.

So who still maintained official control of Palestine/Israel?

In 1917 Britains Arthur James Balfour drafted a declaration to Lord Rothschild supporting Jewish repatriation of Palestine. The declaration specifically recommended Britain support Israels efforts in becoming a Sovereign Nation. This document titled the Balfour Declaration failed to achieve its initial goals, but succeeded at encouraging the Israeli people to remain steadfast.

Following the failure of The Balfour Declaration, the Jewish political system endorsed a new concept of political Zionism which supported a more active style of political maneuvering. Zionism became a popular form of Jewish political activism. During this era of heightened Zionistic activity Great Britain continued its support for Jewish sovereignty up to and beyond 1948.

Once again, where is the official Palestinian State when Britain controls Israel?

There appears to be little to no official claim to the Lands of Israel by the Palestinians.

Finally, May 15th, 1948, Israel became a legally recognized Sovereign Jewish State. As the British forces were pulling out of Palestine, the nations of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia were declaring war on Israel. Big mistake!

When God stands for you who can stand against you?

The Arab coalition failed miserably. Bear in mind, 2600 years earlier God set prophecies in motion which had predetermined the outcome. No matter how hard humanity tries, they cannot overcome the will of God. The stage was then set and The Latter Days began once Israel reemerged as a Sovereign State!

Israel had been more than a thousand years outside of Jewish control and yet the world still saw the Promised Lands as Israels home; if this were not so, the United Nations would not have seen current-day Israel as the Jewish Promised Land; a land God intended to be Israels at this time and prophesied it to be so throughout Gods Word. So be it!

Here are a couple of prophecies to confirm this previous statement. Prophecies written as far back as 1450 B.C. by Moses!

Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God drives you, 2and you return to the LORD your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, 3that the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you. (Deuteronomy 30:1-3 NKJV)

Therefore behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, but, The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them. For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.

Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says the LORD, and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. (Jeremiah 16:14-16 NKJV)

Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that they shall no longer say, As the LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, but, As the LORD lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them. And they shall dwell in their own land. (Jeremiah 23:7-8 NKJV)

For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim. Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the latter days. (Hosea 3:4-5)

So Who actually controls the Lands of Israel?

Why God of course!

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Erdogan risks diplomatic spat with Israel over Jerusalem

Istanbul (AFP) – By repeatedly hitting out at the US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may be catering to his voter base, but he risks sabotaging Turkey’s already fragile relations with the Jewish state.

While President Donald Trump’s decision last week was met with near-universal condemnation, particularly from the Muslim world, Erdogan has emerged as its most outspoken critic.

Following Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the embassy there, Erdogan has levelled a string of accusations against Israel and the US, in his usual strident style.

Among other things he said Israel was a “terrorist state” that kills Palestinian children, adding that the US had “become a partner to this bloodshed”.

Such sentiments echo those held by many among Erdogan’s traditional voter base of Sunni Muslims in Turkey. His statements have also galvanised his popularity among some Muslims in the Arab world.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to Erdogan, saying he was “not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers in his native Turkey, who jails journalists, who helps Iran go around international sanctions, and who helps terrorists, including in Gaza”.

Erdogan, who considers himself a fervent supporter of the Palestinians, will hold a summit of leaders of Muslim countries on Wednesday, which he claimed will mark a “turning point” in the response to Washington’s decision.

Traditional heavyweights of the Middle East like Saudi Arabia and Egypt have condemned the move, but without announcing any concrete measures of their own.

– ‘Serious risk’ –

Erdogan, who comes from a conservative Islamist background, frequently criticises Israel and does not conceal his support for the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, listed as a terrorist organisation by the US, Israel and several countries around the world.

His statements have been “consistent with the prevailing feelings among his own followers inside Turkey”, said Marc Pierini, visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe and former EU ambassador to Turkey.

But Erdogan’s escalation comes as Turkey and Israel are working to normalise ties since last year after a near-break in relations triggered by Israel’s storming of a Gaza-bound ship in 2010 which left 10 Turkish activists dead.

“Given the Israeli reaction to these statements, there is indeed a serious risk for Turkey-Israel normalisation. I think this is a risk that both sides are ready to take,” Pierini said.

According to Aaron Stein, resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Centre, Erdogan is already thinking about elections scheduled for November 2019 when he is expected to run for a new term as president with boosted powers under an executive presidency approved in an April referendum.

By taking a firm stand against the Jerusalem move, it is “part of his broader effort to paint himself as the protector of oppressed Muslims around the world,” Stein added.

“The two sides don’t like each other, but are not standing in the way of normal economic relations. I think this is likely to continue, given Erdogan’s political calculations and Netanyahu’s own legal and political problems,” he added.

– ‘Domestic considerations prevail’ –

Sinan Ulgen, chairman of the Istanbul-based Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy and visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, believes that Erdogan’s rhetoric on Jerusalem more broadly reflects a shift in Turkey’s foreign policy approach since the arrival of the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002.

“Traditionally, Turkey was able, in its diplomatic practice, to operate more in isolation from domestic political considerations,” Ulgen said.

“This has changed under AKP rule so that Turkey finds itself at almost another extreme where most foreign policy decisions are driven by domestic calculations.”

Ulgen said that it was from this perspective that Turkey’s efforts to lead the campaign against the US move should be read.

Erdogan “believes that there is public support at home to justify this more aggressive rhetoric against Israel”, even if it risks provoking a new diplomatic crisis, Ulgen said.

“One more time, domestic considerations tend to prevail over more cautious diplomatic practice.”

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Palestinian Advocates Call for Israel’s Destruction

Angered by President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, Palestinian advocates took to the streets throughout the country during the weekend to express their anger and frustration.

But the message often was telling. Few echoed media analysts’ concerns that the move might hurt future peace efforts. Instead, there were taunts of what Mohamed’s army has waiting for Jews and calls for new violence.

“We don’t want 2 states! We want 48!” was among the chants Friday night at a Times Square rally. The “48” refers to Israel’s 1948 independence, and the message calls for a return to a world before there was a Jewish state.

Other chants at the rally, sponsored by a group of organizations including American Muslims for Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine and Al-Awda/the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, similarly called for Israel’s elimination or for a massacre of Jews:

“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!”

“Khaybar O Jews, Muhammad’s army will return.”

A Palestine “from the river to the sea” erases Israel from the map. “Khaybar” is a taunt invoking a seventh century massacre of Jews by Mohammed’s army. It is considered a “battle cry” before attacks on Jews or Israelis.

Palestinians are quick to accuse Israel of genocide the systematic destruction of a culture and its people a sign at Friday’s rally said, “Israel= racism + genocide.”

Yet that’s exactly what they pray would happen to Israel. We reported Friday on a Texas-imam’s prayer that “Allah destroy the Zionists and their allies.” The prayer generated an “Amen, amen” comment from Said Abbasy, a New York-based supporter of the “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood.

Abbasy appeared pleased by the attention, confirming the sentiment in Arabic on Facebook and justifying it because “the world Zionists are my enemies, because you are all killers and enemies of humanity.”

Imagine what would happen if a mainstream pro-Israel advocate voiced a reciprocal sentiment. Imagine a pro-Israel rally featuring similar rhetoric taunting Palestinians over a massacre or advocating the elimination of Palestinians as a people. Imagine a rally which demanded more violence. The international shock and outrage would dominate news coverage and debate for days or longer.

But in Times Square Friday night, Mohammad Qatanani did just that. Qatanani, the imam at Paterson, N.J.’s Islamic Center of Passaic County, has spent a decade battling the government’s efforts to deport him over his failure to disclose Hamas ties, told the crowd that all peace efforts should be cut off.

“Our message to the Palestinian authority, you have to stop all kinds of peace process, no peace process and negotiation with the occupation in Palestine. Oslo has to be stopped and to be finished. We have to start a new intifada.” He then led the crowd in chanting, “intifada, intifada!”

Previous intifadas featured deadly terrorist attacks, including suicide bombings, shootings and deadly knife attacks.

We have chronicled the effect blind hatred for Israel has on Palestinian advocates. It leads them to treat terrorist murderers and their enablers as heroes. It causes otherwise rational people to see no moral distinction between Israel and ISIS.

No one expected universal praise for the new U.S. policy toward Jerusalem. What too many Palestinian advocates are doing here, however, is dropping any veneer of moderation or hopes for peace. They will only accept peace when an existing nation and its people are wiped. There’s a word for that.

Steven Emerson is executive director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism. He was a correspondent for CNN and a senior editor at U.S. News and World Report. Read more reports from Steve Emerson Click Here Now.

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The diplomatic crisis between Israel and Turkey heated up again this week following US President Donald Trumps recognition ofJerusalem as Israels capital, with a serious exchange of verbal attacks between the countries leadersas Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered hismost scathing attackon Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who described Israel as aterrorist statethat kills children. Erdogan, who hadthreatenedeven before Trumps announcement that his countrys response to any change in Jerusalems status could go as far as cutting diplomatic ties with Israel, said in a fiery speech Sunday that Palestine is an innocent victim. As for Israel, it is a terrorist state, yes, terrorist! We will not abandon Jerusalem to the mercy of a country that kills children, the Turkish leader added. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Turkish President Redcep Tayyip Erdogan. Head-to-head(Photos: EPA, AFP) In stark contrast to his harsh words, Erdogan also chose to mention the historical ties between Turkey and the Jewish people. For us, it doesnt matter who is the oppressor and who is the oppressed, and we would not avoid standing up against those who oppress otherseven if they are our brothers. Our history includes many examples of that, he said, noting that the Ottoman Empire had taken in Jews who were expelled from Spain, as well as Jews who fled Russia in the 19th century, and that Turkey had also welcomed Jews during World War II. Erdogans vitriolic comments did not go unnoticed by Prime Minister Netanyahu, who took off his gloves during a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron and hit back at the Turkish leader in an unprecedented attack: We wont take any lectures from Erdogan. Im not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers in his native Turkey, who jails journalists, who helps Iran go around international sanctions and who helps terroristsincluding in Gazakill innocent people. Netanyahu with French President Macron in Paris. We wont take any lectures from Erdogan(Photo: MCT) State officials feared that Erdogan would respond to Netanyahus attack with a drastic move. The response finally arrived from the Turkish presidents close advisor, Ibrahim Kalin: We condemn in the strongest possible terms Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahus remarks targeting the Republic of Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdoan, the spokesperson said, adding that Israel, which disregards international law, has occupied the Palestinian peoples hundreds-of-years-old homeland and systematically violates United Nations resolutions, must first account for its own actions. The Turkish presidents advisor added that just like Turkey is all over the world, it will keep being in Palestine to support those who are right, the law and the oppressed. But despite the heated exchange of words, state officials in Jerusalem believe Erdogan wont sever diplomatic ties with Israel, as he would lose the option of helping the Palestinians in Gaza and would have no access to the Temple Mount. Senior Israeli officials admit, however, that Erdogans reactions are not necessarily rational and that emotional responses should also be taken into account. Experts on Turkey, who are finding it hard to believe that Erdogan will restrain himself following Netanyahus comments, are not ruling out the possibility that he will take protest measures like recalling the Turkish ambassador for consultations in Ankara. Erdogans reactions are not necessarily rational(Photo: AFP) There is a diplomatic dialogue going on between Israel and Turkey, and the communication channels are constantly maintained. There is a general understanding, however, that as long as Erdogan remains in power we will see no diplomatic breakthrough and the relations will be kept low-profile, possibly developing on the economic, tourist, cultural and other levels. Erdogan is presenting himself as the Palestinians defender and as Hamas patron, which is why it is in his best interest to maintain a dialogue with Israel. He only stands to lose from cutting Turkeys relations with Israel. In Israel, Erdogan is respected but suspected. Israeli officials understand that he can do no good. On the other hand, there are those in Israel who believe that tightening the economic ties with Turkey, focusing onthe gas deal, would strengthen the relations and add a strategic dimension to them. Nevertheless, that doesnt stop Israel from pursuing the European gas channel vis–vis Cyprus, Greece and the European Union. Last Tuesday in Nicosia, the energy ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Italy signed a memorandum of understanding for a planned gas pipe from Israel to Italy, declaring it a strategic infrastructure project representing an interest shared by the countries and the EU involving natural gas. The planned pipe will be 2,100 kilometers long and its estimated cost is NIS 25 billion (roughly $7 billion). Its construction is expected to be completed in 2025. The gas pipe would guarantee a long-term export route of Israeli gas to Greece, Italy and other European markets and boost competition in the gas field. As the ministers announced in their joint press conference, the project would strengthen the EUs energetic security and diversify Europes sources of natural gas supply. Anti-Israel protest in Istanbul, Sunday(Photo: AP) The EU representative estimated that Europe would need to import an additional 100 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year compared to what it currently imports due to the drop in gas production in the Northern Sea. Europe sees Israel and Cyprus as a secure source for future gas supplies. The energy ministers expressed their desire to cooperate in research related to the construction and operation of the project. A team comprised of the director-generals of the countries energy ministries, which was formed by the energy ministers last April in Tel Aviv, will keep meeting to discuss the principles of the governmental agreement between the four parties, which is expected to be signed in 2018. Erdogan wanted to sign a gas deal with Israel in the past to diversify Turkeys energy sources, primarily as an alternative to Russia. In the past year, however, his relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin warmed up, especially on the backdrop of the ceasefire agreements in Syria. Todays, it seems Erdogan needs Russian gas more than he needs Israeli gas. President Putin was expected to arrive in Ankara on Monday for an official visit, which would include his sixth meeting with Erdogan this year. During the meeting, they were expected to discuss the situation in Syria, the crisis around the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital, as well as the gas issue and the plan that Russia would build a nuclear reactor for energy purposes in Turkey.

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How secure is your smartphone? Do you know what you can do to help the hackers who increasingly see it as a desired and lucrative target? Yossi Orens research lab at Ben-Gurion Universityin Israel is dedicated to exploring vulnerabilities emerging Continue reading Cyber is a great business. Its growing geometrically because there is never a permanent solution, its a never-ending business, said Benjamin Netanyahu, Israels Prime Minister, at Tel-Aviv Universitys7thAnnual Cybersecurity Conference. Thomas Bossert, Assistant to the U.S. President for Homeland Security Continue reading The cost of cybersecurity is proportional to the square of the number of products required for adequate defense.ThisCyber Law(you read it here first) means that the proliferation of types of cyberattacks and attackers leads to the proliferation of innovative security Continue reading The2017 Check Point cybersecurity surveyfound that almost 65% of U.S. IT professionals did not feel confident in their organizations overall security posture. Israeli startupCyberGymaims to bolster their confidence and enhance their defensive skills by providing training that immerses the participants Continue reading We are building the next big consumer product company and we are doing it online, says MindBlowers founder and CEO, Carmit Turgeman. The company launched 8 month ago at the London Design Festival as an incubator for consumer product ideas, Continue reading The number of startups using AI technology has nearly tripled in size since 2014, and based on a three year average growth rate, 95 new AI startups are founded each year in Israel. Almost 300 startups were founded between 2014 Continue reading

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Vision for Israel – JNN Newsletter – December 13, 2017

Behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people;but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.Isa 60: 1-3 WARMEST HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM OUR VISION FOR ISRAEL TEAM:Jews and Christians across the world will join in times of celebration this month as we usher in Hanukkah at dusk on Tues.12 Dec. 2917, and Christmas on 24 Dec. 2017. As we light the first candle of Hanukkah in Israel Tuesday evening, we extend love and appreciation to all of our faithful friends near and far. May your holidays be lavish with blessings of love, joy and miracles. A SPECIAL TIME TO GIVE A GIFT TO JERUSALEM – NOW THE RECOGNIZED, OFFICIAL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL:As 2017 soon comes to a close we want to thank all of you who have given so generously throughout the year. We couldnt have blessed the needy of Israel in so many diverse ways without you. For those who would like the opportunity to bless Israel before the years end there is still time for you to make a tax deductible gift before 31 Dec. 2017, according to the laws in your own country. Give generously atwww.visionforisrael.com. For residents in the UK and outside N. America visit our website atwww.josephstorehouse.co.uk. Thank you for your donations. Please continue to help hands and hearts at VFI rebuild hope and provide for the nations poor both now and in 2018.Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lords people in Jerusalem. They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings, Rom. 15:26-27 DONALD TRUMPS JERUSALEM DECISION GARNERS AWARD FROM FAITH LEADERS:More than 20 faith leaders met Mon. 11 Dec. 2017 with President Trump and presented him with an award celebrating his support of religious communities and his historic move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The USA recognition of Israels capital and plans to move the USA Embassy to the divided city set off protests among Palestinians but was hailed by supporters of Israel, including American evangelicals. Evangelicals are grateful for the fact that he has actually done what he campaigned on, said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. (Washington Times)Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them, that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise. Ps. 106:4-5 WHY ARE THE NATIONS IN AN UPROAR?King Davids Psalm number two opens with the rhetorical question Why are the nations in an uproar? Well now we know. The European nations (nearly all of them) that conspired with Germany to wipe out the Jews barely 75 years ago, cannot accept the fact that Israel Lives. Thats one. Two, that Israel lives with Jerusalem as its capital, as endorsed by the United States through President Trump its driving them crazy. Delirium has set in from France, Germany, Britain, Sweden and throughout the European Union. They cant forgive Trump for being so heroic and they will never forget him for his refusal to act the Quisling like Obama. Too bad and too late. America has spoken and its final. The ink has dried. The European Union has a clear and united position. We believe the only realistic solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine is based on two states and with Jerusalem as the capital of both, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told a news conference. Good luck with that. The Palestinian Arabs cant get it together between Hamas and the PA but you expect them to live in peace with Israel in a shared Jerusalemand if the mean streets throughout Syria, Iraq and Yemen dont tip you off as to what a shared Jerusalem would look like, you are beyond delusional.” Hezbollah leader Nasrallah huffed: Trump humiliated 1.5 billion Muslims. Trump did no such thing. He only humiliated the terrorists that Islamists keep manufacturing and dispatching. From afar and closer to home the dissenters argue that Trump should have kept it in mind that his Jerusalem Declaration would trigger the savages and therefore for that reason alone he should have acted cowardly, as does the rest of the world on choosing appeasement when faced with Islamic terror. They dont know Trump. They dont know that Trump can handle the truth, as they cannot. Submission, they say, is the only answer. To appease the terrorists, to live in fear of them, to do nothing that might rile them up,” that was the word from MSNBC s Chris Matthews, a leading voice for the Left. (Arutz-7)Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed. Ps 2:1-2 PM NETANYAHU PUSHES BACK GAINS EU PRESSURE ON JERUSALEM:PM Netanyahu said on Monday 11 Dec. 2917 in Brussels before a meeting with EU foreign ministers: “Israel is the strongest power in the Middle East that is preventing the spread of Islamist terrorism, not only preventing ISIS attacks in Europe but also preventing the collapse of many parts in the Middle East adjacent to Israel that otherwise would be taken over by these Islamist terrorists, driving many, many millions into Europe. He called UN and UNESCO decisions on Jerusalem “laughable,” and said, “I believe that all or most of the EU countries will move their embassies to Jerusalem, recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and engage robustly with us for security, prosperity, and peace.” (Bloomberg) TERROR TUNNEL DISCOVERED, DESTROYED; PALESTINIAN STABS SECURITY GUARD:Two events related to the fight against terror were defined Sunday 10 Dec. 2017 in Israel. At Jerusalems Central Bus Station, a 24-year old Palestinian man appeared to cooperate with security procedures at the stations entrance. But after taking off his jacket, showing guards that he had no hidden weapons, he removed a knife from a sleeve and in a swift, single move drove the knife into the security guards chest before running away. The guard, who was stabbed in the heart, was in critical condition at Jerusalems Shaare Zedek Hospital. The terrorist was subdued by a member of the security force. In what has been described as a, Hanukkah miracle, Asher Elmaliach, the victim of the stabbing attack on Sunday has stabilized after being in critical condition in a Jerusalem hospital. In a second incident on Sunday, another terror tunnel discovered running beneath the Gaza Strip and clear into Israeli territory was collapsed by Israeli army sappers that day. For the second time since October, a tunnel created as a platform from which to launch attacks on Israelis was destroyed beneath the Israeli side of the border. The commander of the armys Southern Command warned Hamas whose ownership of the tunnel has been affirmed that the subterranean structures are death traps for those who enter. (Medialine)Thank you, Lord, for the miracle of Asher Elmaliachs recovery.Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. Ps. 68:29 WAVE OF TERROR ACROSS JUDEA & SAMARIA:Media sources on Tues.12 Dec. 2017 reported that a wave of Arab terror attacks have swept Judea & Samaria roads in the past 24 hours. Terrorists threw stones at passing vehicles Monday night near Al Fawar south of Hebron, damaging two vehicles as a result. Similarly, terrorists threw stones on the Husan bypass road near the town of Beitar Illit south of Jerusalem, damaging the windshield of a passing vehicle, and threw stones and Molotov cocktails at passing vehicles near Maale Adumim. On Route 458 northeast of Jerusalem, a woman reported a laser pointer being flashed at her face in an attempt to impair her ability to drive. Near Ariel, a burning tire was reported to have been placed in the road. Security forces dealt with the incident. In the following hours, more stone-throwing attacks were reported near Yitzhar in Samaria, and near the Arab village of Tekoa. Miraculously, nobody has been reported injured in the most recent slew of terror incidents. The attacks come as Arab have rioted in recent days at various points through Judea & Samaria, along the Gaza border, and in the predominantly Arab region of Wadi Ara, following USA President Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The move was heavily criticized by European and Arab leaders, and was followed by a wave of riots across the Arab world. On 10 Dec. 2017, a security guard at Jerusalems central bus station was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack but has been reported as being out of critical danger. (INN)Please continue to intercede that the present wave of violence in and around Jerusalem, due to President Trumps recognition of the city as the capital of Israel, will quickly subside without injuries or death. KNESSET APPROVES TO PLAN TO DEPORT 40,000 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS:The Knesset voted just before midnight on Monday 11 Dec. 2017 to pass a bill which would close the Holot detention facility, where thousands of infiltrators have been detained since a surge in illegal immigration less than a decade ago. The bill, which passed 71 to 41, would also empower the government to deport illegal immigrants who refuse to self-deport in exchange for compensation. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants crossed into Israel over the past decade via the southern border with Egypt. Most of the infiltrators came from Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, and other countries in northeastern Africa. Following the construction of the border fence along the Israeli-Egyptian frontier, illegal border crossings plummeted by more than 99% – but only after nearly 60,000 illegal immigrants entered Israel prior to the construction of the fence in 2012. In the wake of the courts decision, PM Netanyahu negotiated new agreements with third-party states, which agreed to receive not only those illegal immigrants who volunteer to leave, but also deportees. (Arutz-7) MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DISCOVER ANCIENT CLAY LAMP FROM HELLENISTIC PERIOD:A leisurely afternoon hike in the Norths Beit Shean Valley turned into much more when a mother and daughter discovered an ancient clay candle holder dating to the Hellenistic period when Judah Maccabee fought against the ruler of Antiochus 2,200 years ago. While making their way through the mounds near the historic area by the Jordan River Valley one week ago, Hadas Goldberg-Kedar, 7, and her mother, Ayelet, first noticed the well-preserved pottery vessel near the entrance to a porcupine cave. Assuming the relic was left by antiquities thieves, Ayelet contacted the Israel Antiquities Authoritys Robbery Prevention Unit to report the finding. In short order, Nir Distelfeld, an inspector for the unit which is dispersed throughout the country to prevent thieves from looting excavation sites arrived in the area to examine the lamp. Distelfeld determined that the porcupine uncovered the rare find while digging its enclosure for the winter. According to Dr. Einat Ambar-Armon, education and community coordinator for the IAAs northern region, the clay lamp is characteristic of the 2nd century BCs Hellenistic period, during the Maccabean revolt against Greece. Goldberg-Kedar and her daughter donated the candle to the Authority and received a certificate of recognition for good citizenship. (INN) VFI HAS MOVED TO A NEW ADDRESS ON FACEBOOK!:Please follow our new page:VFI – Vision for Israel The suggestions, opinions and scripture references made by JNNwriters and editors are based on the best information received. Barry Segal with the Editorial Staff

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How believers in Israel celebrate Hanukkah

Also known as the Feast of Dedication or the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday through which believers can, and do, express their love and worship of Yeshua the Messiah even though the holiday itself is not a biblical feast. Starting on the 25th of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, this year the holiday begins the evening of Dec. 12. The eight-day holiday commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem following the Maccabean victory over the Seleucid Empire. The traditional lighting each night of one new candle on a nine-branched menorah (hanukkiah) recalls the story that at the rededication, while there was only enough pure oil to light the Temples menorah for one day, the oil miraculously lasted eight days the time needed to acquire a further supply. Believers in Israel will have seen hundreds of different styles of hanukkiot with accompanying brightly colored candles appearing in shops in the weeks leading up to the feast. They may also have been dazzled by the glittering array of festive sufganiot (doughnuts) that are among the traditional oily foods eaten during the holiday. Many believers join in with the festivities, but with an emphasis on Yeshua. Our family will light all of the candles every night, Howard Bass, leader of the Nachalat Yeshua congregation, told KNI. The full light has come Yeshua and he has lit us to be light in the world. The light will be eternal, symbolically represented by the eight days. As a congregation we will also light all of the candles during our Hanukkah service, Bass added. We will have sufganiot and a teaching connected with the holiday in the light of its significance in Gods plan of redemption and the spiritual and carnal battles connected with that. American-Israeli attorney, Jamie Cowen, said that his family also lights candles during the holiday. Again, the emphasis is on Yeshua. As our children were growing up we prayed the traditional blessings and lit the candles in the hanukkiah in the prescribed order, Cowen told KNI. The one major difference from the traditional Jewish community is that we associated the shamash (the servant candle) that sits atop or to the side of the hanukkiah with Yeshua. Moreover, Cowen adds: I would always point out that Yeshua is the light of the world, and he lights our lights (the rest of the hanukkiah) so we too can be lights to the world. Hanukkah is also a time of gift giving, a tradition that the Cowen family keeps. For each night of Hanukkah, we would give our children one small gift each. On the final night, we would give everyone their major gifts, he said. In Israel weve continued most of the traditions with our grandchildren. For believers like Ava, whose family immigrated to Israel from the U.S. over a decade ago, Hanukkah is a time to recall the faithfulness of God. Our family lights the candles in the traditional way to remember the real miracle of Hanukkah is that God Almighty, by His Sovereign arm and dedication to keep His covenants with His chosen people, saved them against all the odds, Ava shared with KNI. The reciprocal side of this miracle is that a small group of dedicated faithful servants to the Rock of Ages joined together to fight their enemy. In so doing they won the battle, purified the desecrated Temple and dedicated it back to the Lord, Ava says. Indeed, for believers the holiday may be a time for rededication to the Lord of their own lives as temples of His Holy Spirit. Tikva from the Negev told KNI that when she was growing up she didnt really appreciate Hanukkah. I just thought it was something we Jewish kids had instead of Santa. I got a gift from my parents, which I appreciated, but I still felt left out, she shared.But now, as a Messianic Jew, I appreciate that Hanukkah is a time of rededication to my relationship with Yeshua. For Emma in Jerusalem, this years holiday holds particular meaning. I had not celebrated Hanukkah personally for a number of years, Emma told KNI. I had become confused by whether the Hanukkah story is true, and whether we should be lighting candles or not. So I just let it pass me by. This year is different, though, Emma continued. I am facing a major transition that had the potential to shake my faith and cause me to wonder what my life has been about this last decade in Israel. Amazingly, I am noticing that God is using this move to draw me closer to him to renew the wonder I had in him when I first came to faith. He is causing me to realize deeply that my identity and acceptance is in him, and not in what I do or how much money I earn or who I associate with. It is a beautiful thing to sense his love during this Feast of Dedication. I realize I am effectively, very quietly, dedicating my life his temple back to him. Then came the Feast of Dedication at Jerusalem.It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple areawalking in Solomons Colonnade.John 10:22-23.

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Land of Israel or Palestine? | This Side of the Whirlwind

After 1800 Years of Exile! The Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 A.D. causing the remnant of Israel to scatter throughout the known world of that day. By 73 A.D. the Jewish communities left for greener pastures rather than remain in their despoiled Promise Land. During much of the years that followed, no significant or legitimate/official Israeli presence existed in the region. Even as late as 1900 A.D. the Jewish population throughout all of Palestine only topped 50,000 which equates to one thousand eight hundred seventy three years without an official Israeli claim to the lands promised to the Israelites by God. Between 1900 and 1947 however, something changed. The Israeli presence began to grow significantly. Something had changed in the heart and determination of Gods Chosen. In 1922 the population had grown to over 650,000. By 1939 the Jewish presence topped One Million. Then, miraculously and against all odds Israel became a Sovereign State on May 15th 1948. For decades, every attempt and petition to establish an official Jewish presence in Palestine failed. On February 10th 1917, Zionist leaders petition for an official Jewish settlement anywhere within the borders of Palestine only to meet strong opposition and an adamant refusal. Though Jewish families lived through-out Palestine they were not allowed to legitimize their presence as a people. By 1946 the Israeli communities started to achieve some minor footholds in the region; however, this was soon met with quotas on immigration and violence from surrounding Arab/Palestinian communities. In May of 1948 when Israel became a legitimate Sovereign State, they were immediately plunged into war on all sides. Syria and Lebanon attacked from the north, Transjordan and Iraq closed in from the east and Egypt attacked from the south. Miraculously this fledgling nation of Israel which God called into existence once again prevailed against overwhelming and fantastic odds. Only by the hand of God could Israel have obtained such results! The Holocaust of WWII generated empathy with many peoples, nations and countries thereby promoting a sympathetic heart for the Israeli plight. Due to international commiseration for the Jews, many believed the Israelis deserved to finally have a place to call their own. Possibly more relevant for the day was the fact no country wanted or could afford millions of refugees landing on their doorsteps demanding food, clothing and a roof over each head. Globally, the word had gone out: Israel wanted to establish their own Sovereign State and were willing to petition Jewish families and resources from the four corners of the earth to fortify their attempts. Those nations temporarily tenderhearted towards an Israeli state decided to lend their support, votes and assets to make Israels dream a reality. Through these votes and by the Hand of God, Israel finally achieved what had been a hotbed of contention for so many over the past two-thousand years. Let us review some of situations which provided contention for the lands of Palestine, still called Israel by many during these past 1800 years. As early as 133 A.D. a Jewish force lead by a commander named Simon Bar Kokhba (Kochba) attempted and failed to retake Judea. Unfortunately for the Jews, a cadre of Roman military put down this revolt in 135 A.D Soon after the failed revolt, Hadrianus Caesar changed the name of Judea to Palestina, and then attempted to ban any and all Jews from ever setting foot in Jerusalem again. Though Hadrianus ultimately failed to achieve this goal the Romans continued to rule the land of Palestina until 614 A.D So who named the region Palestina later Palestine? The Persians conquered Palestine in 614 A.D., and controlled the region for approximately 14 years. Emperor Heraclius seized control from the Persians only to lose Palestine to the Arab leader Caliph Omar 10 years later, 638 A.D Caliph Omar was from Saudi Arabia. Back and forth the land of Palestine traded hands. It may be important to NOTE: The conflicts continued between Crusaders, Arabs, Egyptians and Ottomans until the British Empire gained control of Palestine in the early nineteen-hundreds. Contrary to the attitudes of previous conquerors, Britain did not want to keep Palestine. Rather, Britain wanted to return control and title of the ancient biblical lands to the Jews. So who had title to the lands of Palestine/Israel? Britain, the United States and several other nations formed a weak coalition whose focus was to restore the Israelites to The Promise Land. The strategies behind the coalitions actions were for Israel to first gain possession of The Promise Land followed by the Israelites reconstituting their national identity as the Sovereign Nation of Israel. Unfortunately, at that time there was not enough support for the coalitions goals resulting in the applications defeat. So who still maintained official control of Palestine/Israel? In 1917 Britains Arthur James Balfour drafted a declaration to Lord Rothschild supporting Jewish repatriation of Palestine. The declaration specifically recommended Britain support Israels efforts in becoming a Sovereign Nation. This document titled the Balfour Declaration failed to achieve its initial goals, but succeeded at encouraging the Israeli people to remain steadfast. Following the failure of The Balfour Declaration, the Jewish political system endorsed a new concept of political Zionism which supported a more active style of political maneuvering. Zionism became a popular form of Jewish political activism. During this era of heightened Zionistic activity Great Britain continued its support for Jewish sovereignty up to and beyond 1948. Once again, where is the official Palestinian State when Britain controls Israel? There appears to be little to no official claim to the Lands of Israel by the Palestinians. Finally, May 15th, 1948, Israel became a legally recognized Sovereign Jewish State. As the British forces were pulling out of Palestine, the nations of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Saudi Arabia were declaring war on Israel. Big mistake! When God stands for you who can stand against you? The Arab coalition failed miserably. Bear in mind, 2600 years earlier God set prophecies in motion which had predetermined the outcome. No matter how hard humanity tries, they cannot overcome the will of God. The stage was then set and The Latter Days began once Israel reemerged as a Sovereign State! Israel had been more than a thousand years outside of Jewish control and yet the world still saw the Promised Lands as Israels home; if this were not so, the United Nations would not have seen current-day Israel as the Jewish Promised Land; a land God intended to be Israels at this time and prophesied it to be so throughout Gods Word. So be it! Here are a couple of prophecies to confirm this previous statement. Prophecies written as far back as 1450 B.C. by Moses! Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God drives you, 2and you return to the LORD your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, 3that the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you. (Deuteronomy 30:1-3 NKJV) Therefore behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, but, The LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them. For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers. Behold, I will send for many fishermen, says the LORD, and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. (Jeremiah 16:14-16 NKJV) Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that they shall no longer say, As the LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, but, As the LORD lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them. And they shall dwell in their own land. (Jeremiah 23:7-8 NKJV) For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim. Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the latter days. (Hosea 3:4-5) So Who actually controls the Lands of Israel? 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Erdogan risks diplomatic spat with Israel over Jerusalem

Istanbul (AFP) – By repeatedly hitting out at the US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may be catering to his voter base, but he risks sabotaging Turkey’s already fragile relations with the Jewish state. While President Donald Trump’s decision last week was met with near-universal condemnation, particularly from the Muslim world, Erdogan has emerged as its most outspoken critic. Following Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the embassy there, Erdogan has levelled a string of accusations against Israel and the US, in his usual strident style. Among other things he said Israel was a “terrorist state” that kills Palestinian children, adding that the US had “become a partner to this bloodshed”. Such sentiments echo those held by many among Erdogan’s traditional voter base of Sunni Muslims in Turkey. His statements have also galvanised his popularity among some Muslims in the Arab world. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to Erdogan, saying he was “not used to receiving lectures about morality from a leader who bombs Kurdish villagers in his native Turkey, who jails journalists, who helps Iran go around international sanctions, and who helps terrorists, including in Gaza”. Erdogan, who considers himself a fervent supporter of the Palestinians, will hold a summit of leaders of Muslim countries on Wednesday, which he claimed will mark a “turning point” in the response to Washington’s decision. Traditional heavyweights of the Middle East like Saudi Arabia and Egypt have condemned the move, but without announcing any concrete measures of their own. – ‘Serious risk’ – Erdogan, who comes from a conservative Islamist background, frequently criticises Israel and does not conceal his support for the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, listed as a terrorist organisation by the US, Israel and several countries around the world. His statements have been “consistent with the prevailing feelings among his own followers inside Turkey”, said Marc Pierini, visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe and former EU ambassador to Turkey. But Erdogan’s escalation comes as Turkey and Israel are working to normalise ties since last year after a near-break in relations triggered by Israel’s storming of a Gaza-bound ship in 2010 which left 10 Turkish activists dead. “Given the Israeli reaction to these statements, there is indeed a serious risk for Turkey-Israel normalisation. I think this is a risk that both sides are ready to take,” Pierini said. According to Aaron Stein, resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Centre, Erdogan is already thinking about elections scheduled for November 2019 when he is expected to run for a new term as president with boosted powers under an executive presidency approved in an April referendum. By taking a firm stand against the Jerusalem move, it is “part of his broader effort to paint himself as the protector of oppressed Muslims around the world,” Stein added. “The two sides don’t like each other, but are not standing in the way of normal economic relations. I think this is likely to continue, given Erdogan’s political calculations and Netanyahu’s own legal and political problems,” he added. – ‘Domestic considerations prevail’ – Sinan Ulgen, chairman of the Istanbul-based Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy and visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, believes that Erdogan’s rhetoric on Jerusalem more broadly reflects a shift in Turkey’s foreign policy approach since the arrival of the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002. “Traditionally, Turkey was able, in its diplomatic practice, to operate more in isolation from domestic political considerations,” Ulgen said. “This has changed under AKP rule so that Turkey finds itself at almost another extreme where most foreign policy decisions are driven by domestic calculations.” Ulgen said that it was from this perspective that Turkey’s efforts to lead the campaign against the US move should be read. Erdogan “believes that there is public support at home to justify this more aggressive rhetoric against Israel”, even if it risks provoking a new diplomatic crisis, Ulgen said. “One more time, domestic considerations tend to prevail over more cautious diplomatic practice.”

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3 days ago 73 WASHINGTON Hackers linked to the Iranian government have conducted a long-term cyberespionage operation against government and industry in Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, according to FireEye, a cybersecurity firm. In a new report, FireEye says the operation by the group it dubs APT34 is largely focused on reconnaissance efforts to benefit Iranian

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Palestinian Advocates Call for Israel’s Destruction

Angered by President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, Palestinian advocates took to the streets throughout the country during the weekend to express their anger and frustration. But the message often was telling. Few echoed media analysts’ concerns that the move might hurt future peace efforts. Instead, there were taunts of what Mohamed’s army has waiting for Jews and calls for new violence. “We don’t want 2 states! We want 48!” was among the chants Friday night at a Times Square rally. The “48” refers to Israel’s 1948 independence, and the message calls for a return to a world before there was a Jewish state. Other chants at the rally, sponsored by a group of organizations including American Muslims for Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine and Al-Awda/the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, similarly called for Israel’s elimination or for a massacre of Jews: “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” “Khaybar O Jews, Muhammad’s army will return.” A Palestine “from the river to the sea” erases Israel from the map. “Khaybar” is a taunt invoking a seventh century massacre of Jews by Mohammed’s army. It is considered a “battle cry” before attacks on Jews or Israelis. Palestinians are quick to accuse Israel of genocide the systematic destruction of a culture and its people a sign at Friday’s rally said, “Israel= racism + genocide.” Yet that’s exactly what they pray would happen to Israel. We reported Friday on a Texas-imam’s prayer that “Allah destroy the Zionists and their allies.” The prayer generated an “Amen, amen” comment from Said Abbasy, a New York-based supporter of the “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood. Abbasy appeared pleased by the attention, confirming the sentiment in Arabic on Facebook and justifying it because “the world Zionists are my enemies, because you are all killers and enemies of humanity.” Imagine what would happen if a mainstream pro-Israel advocate voiced a reciprocal sentiment. Imagine a pro-Israel rally featuring similar rhetoric taunting Palestinians over a massacre or advocating the elimination of Palestinians as a people. Imagine a rally which demanded more violence. The international shock and outrage would dominate news coverage and debate for days or longer. But in Times Square Friday night, Mohammad Qatanani did just that. Qatanani, the imam at Paterson, N.J.’s Islamic Center of Passaic County, has spent a decade battling the government’s efforts to deport him over his failure to disclose Hamas ties, told the crowd that all peace efforts should be cut off. “Our message to the Palestinian authority, you have to stop all kinds of peace process, no peace process and negotiation with the occupation in Palestine. Oslo has to be stopped and to be finished. We have to start a new intifada.” He then led the crowd in chanting, “intifada, intifada!” Previous intifadas featured deadly terrorist attacks, including suicide bombings, shootings and deadly knife attacks. We have chronicled the effect blind hatred for Israel has on Palestinian advocates. It leads them to treat terrorist murderers and their enablers as heroes. It causes otherwise rational people to see no moral distinction between Israel and ISIS. No one expected universal praise for the new U.S. policy toward Jerusalem. What too many Palestinian advocates are doing here, however, is dropping any veneer of moderation or hopes for peace. They will only accept peace when an existing nation and its people are wiped. There’s a word for that. Steven Emerson is executive director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism. He was a correspondent for CNN and a senior editor at U.S. News and World Report. Read more reports from Steve Emerson Click Here Now. 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

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