Well, as we enter May, things are really hotting up in the Middle East. All of the Bible major players are there and involved,
either directly or indirectly.
But before we look at these events and happenings I think it appropriate that we look at Israel itself, as a Nation in its 70th year, the apple of Gods eye, and their effect and blessing upon the rest of the world.
Whilst there are many who would still deny the Holocaust, the tears flowed on Memorial day for the 23,000 Jewish lives that have been lost in wars and terror attacks. On this day Prime Minister Netanyahu, who lost his brother Yonatan in the raid on Entebbe, said “The message left by the fallen is sharp and clear: Our lives may be too short, but we have guaranteed the life of the nation for ever”.
As a prisoner in Auschwitz, Noah Klieger narrowly escaped death through sheer audacity.
He was selected for the gas chamber on account of having pneumonia but managed to
talk himself out of it in a personal encounter with the Nazi “Doctor of Death” Josef
Mengele. He then faked his way onto a boxing squad at Auschwitz and enjoyed better
meal rations. After liberation, he arrived in pre-
Whilst on the subject of the Holocaust, an audience of 3000 attended the JNF UK’s
Notes of Hope Concert in Jerusalem on 15th April where a collection of long lost
music composed by those in the Nazi concentration camps. One of the highlights of
the concert was when Holocaust survivor Aviva Bar-
Lotoro stated that his work of over 30 years was a race against time, as many of the songs are only known by the survivors. The concert could be coming to London and Manchester.
President Trump has also appointed John Bolton as his National Security Advisor.
A move very much welcomed by Israel. Bolton is known as a “strong friend of Israel”
and has supported Trump’s Embassy move and has declared that the two-
The US Embassy moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14th and Guatemala moved their embassy to Jerusalem on May 16th.
Despite good relations between the USA and Israel, anti-
system or landed harmlessly in non-
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Tehran: “If you give us rain, you will get a flood”.
Not only have the USA and Germany condemned Iran’s missile attack, but so has Bahrain’s
Foreign Minister Al-
A number of people suffered minor injuries when a bonfire exploded at a Lag b’Omer event in London on 2nd May. Reports suggest that the explosion was caused by fuel that had been thrown on the bonfire prior to its lighting or by a number of smartphones that had been placed on the bonfire.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by Jewish leaders of a ‘missed opportunity’ following a meeting with him in Greater Manchester. The leaders emerged frustrated and concerned after making extensive preparations to ensure he really
understood the issues, including giving advance notice of their requests and holding
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Keep praying for Israel, for the peace of Jerusalem and for the salvation of the Jewish people.