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IN THE NEWS
December 2017 was a very important month for Israel.
On December 6, US President Donald Trump recognized something that had been a reality for decades (actually for over 3000 years). He recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and determined to move the US embassy there. This merely confirmed what the US Congress had decided overwhelmingly to do in 1995, but US Presidents had put off actually doing it since that time.
The Arab street was of course outraged over the move, but it did not result in a Third Intifada as some had predicted. Memories are short for some in the Middle East. Before 1980, most all embassies of the nations were located in Jerusalem but they were then moved to Tel Aviv due to Arab agitation in the UN. Because of this, the International Christian Embassy was established in Jerusalem (1980).
On December 19, the UN Security Council voted to render null and void President Trump’s decision that recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision was blocked by the US. We should remember that the UN normally passes about 30 anti-Israel resolutions each year (see our article Why Israel Distrusts the United Nations).
Ron Cantor writing for Revive Israel on 12/22/17, points out some interesting information regarding the Trump decision. It came exactly 500 years after the Great Reformation (1517). It came 100 years after the important Balfour Declaration that paved the way for Israel to become a nation again (1917). It also came 50 years after Jerusalem was united during the Six Day War (1967). We are surely living in interesting times.
In July, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee designated the Old City of Hebron, along with the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a Palestinian heritage site that is now declared in danger. Once again, the UN and its affiliate organizations have shown their blatant antisemitism and total disregard for Israel and her country’s interests. This declaration also is obviously an attack upon Christian interests in this ancient site.
Watch as these Israeli medical teams welcome and treat Arab and Muslim refugees arriving by sea on the Greek Islands. Guaranteed – this one will make you cry! http://www1.cbn.com/video/israelis-lend-a-helping-hand-to-syrian-refugees-in-greece
Israeli products manufactured in Judea and Samaria must be so labeled by a decision of the European Union. Israel sees this as an act of Antisemitism. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/203230#.Vkecn3arTIU
HELP FOR MIDDLE EAST CHRISTIAN REFUGEES.
In the Middle East we have a very grave humanitarian crises as millions of people have been displaced from their homes and even from their countries by ISIS. Can we imagine what it is like for older people and babies to become refugees? These people have all kinds of needs, such as adequate food, clothing, blankets, and medical care. They have nothing and they have little hope.
Our son Yoni’s organization, Jerusalem Cornerstone Foundation, is ideally situated to help many of these. Yoni is the Israel Director of the organization. It is an easy commute for them from Jerusalem over to Jordan, where over 600,000 of these refugees have fled.
Cornerstone has already made several trips to Jordan and has given considerable help. The organization is primarily focused on on assisting the 5000 or so Iraqi Christian refugees who are now in Jordan. These were members of some of the world’s oldest churches before they were forced to flee. Cornerstone is giving immediate help to many of these, since that is easily facilitated through their Jordanian church connections.
For up to date details from the Israel Director please follow this link: http://www.jerusalemcornerstone.org/news/sept-2017
Also, please visit the Jerusalem Cornerstone website at jerusalemcornerstone.org., or call the US telephone number at (920) 267-5330. You can join this effort through PayPal on the website or in the US send a check to Jerusalem Cornerstone Foundation, P.O. Box 3901, Oshkosh, WI, 54903. Please mark your gift for Middle East refugees. All US gifts are tax deductible.
Please pray about this and try to join with us. Would you also forward this information to your email friends and contacts on Facebook, Twitter and other places? Surely, the Lord wants these people helped!
LISTEN TO JIM PREACHING
New videos of Jim preaching. Some of you have asked about this and now it is available. Study through Ephesians with Jim:
Ephesians Chapter 1 https://vimeo.com/135309457
Ephesians Chapter 2 https://vimeo.com/136004284
Ephesians Chapter 3 https://vimeo.com/136517159
Ephesians Chapter 4 https://vimeo.com/138216946
Ephesians Chapter 5 https://vimeo.com/138218722
Ephesians Chapter 6 https://vimeo.com/139006297
Hear Jim preaching in Jerusalem on the end-days http://s3.amazonaws.com/narkis/The%20present%20and%20evil%20age%20and%20the%20age%20to%20come%20–%20Jim%20Gerrish%20.mp3
NEW CBN MOVIES AND VIDEOS ON THE BIRTH OF MODERN ISRAEL
IN OUR HANDS: THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM
Seen by hundreds of thousands in sold-out theaters across America, this extraordinary film is now available on DVD! For six days, surrounded by enemies, out-gunned and out-manned, Israel stood alone… and changed history.
Witness the most important prophetic event of our time as you watch Israel’s 55th Paratrooper Brigade reunite the ancient city of Jerusalem. Available on DVD for $15.00.
The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) has just released a new video concerning the land of Israel. The title is “Whose Land Is It?” It deals concisely with the Palestinian claims to the land. The 25 minute video is for sale at $10 per copy, but it can be viewed without charge at: http://www1.cbn.com/video/700clubinteractive/2016/03/1/700-club-interactive-whose-land-is-it-the-palestinian-claims-march-01-2016
There is a slightly older video for those who would like to understand modern Israel. This video by CBN is called The Hope, and can also be viewed on their web or ordered in CD form. It is priced for only $10. The video is excellent and covers Israel’s modern history, along with the stories of Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir and others. Check it out at http://www.thehope1948.com/pop_out_template.aspx?s=herzl&sp=400
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS
Israel pastor, Asher Intrater, has the best teachings on the Kingdom of God that I have heard in my 70 plus years as a Christian. Click on to his two short videos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?
FREE HEBREW WORSHIP SONGS
For free Hebrew music and other worship songs by our daughter, click on the new site Worship From the Heart worshipfromtheheart.com