Sunday, August 31, 2014

General Prayer Items in the News - 31st. August

General Prayer Items in the News - 31st. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

ICC: Palestine is a state, can file war crimes complaints against Israel if chooses

ICC Prosecutor writes in 'The Guardian' that "Palestine could join Rome Statute"; endorsement of possible Palestinian application does not mean for sure Israelis will be indicted.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

PA to tell UN: Force Israel out of W. Bank, or we'll seek war crimes charges in The Hague

Abbas announced recently that he was planning a "diplomatic and political surprise" that would make the US unhappy.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Southern leaders protest exclusion from post-war aid package

Cabinet to vote today on NIS 1.5 billion in emergency help, but only for areas within seven kilometers of Gaza
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Israelis given post-war all-clear, southern residents urged to come home

All security limitations lifted, bomb shelters to be closed, amid reports of renewed negotiations in Cairo from next week
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

General Prayer Items in the News - 28th. August

General Prayer Items in the News - 28th. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

Poll: 89% of Gazans support rocket fire on Israel

Abbas given vote of approval by more than half of Gaza residents, while Egypt seen as country that 'best backed the Palestinian Resistance.'
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Polls: Israelis unhappy with truce, feel less secure than before Gaza operation

Likud Central C'tee to convene in 2 weeks to discuss operation; Bayit Yehudi says not leaving coalition.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Netanyahu: Hamas suffered its greatest blow since it was founded

Moderate forces in Middle East bring new diplomatic opportunities for Israel, prime minister says.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Iran says it has begun arming West Bank

Commander of Basij militia says Tehran's efforts will lead to Israel's annihilation
Full story [The Times of Israel]

2 Israelis injured by cross-border fire from Syria

IDF directs artillery fire at Syrian army post; some 200 rebels including Al-Nusra take Quneitra crossing, engage 100 Syrian army soldiers in town.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gaza Escalation - Open-Ended Ceasefire - 27th. August

Gaza Escalation - Open-Ended Ceasefire - 27th. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

Crowds celebrate Hamas 'victory' in Gaza streets

Hamas leader resurfaces to declare that Gaza will build sea-port, airport and show Palestinians can "target any part of Israel."
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Man hurt in Eshkol mortar attack succumbs to his wounds

Second person dies after mortar fire attack on Kibbutz Nirim one hour before ceasefire; death toll for Operation Protective Edge rises to 70.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 26th. August

Gaza Escalation - 26th. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

LIVE BLOG: Israel's offensive in Gaza

Follow all the latest updates on Israel's war on terrorism and efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Gaza cease-fire set to begin at 7 p.m. goes into effect

Hamas official Abu Marzouk says Egyptian-brokered truce represents "a victory for the resistance"; officials say Israeli cabinet members briefed on cease-fire, but not asked to vote on it.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

One killed, two wounded by Gaza mortar fire on Eshkol

Militants continue to launch lethal artillery barrages on southern Israel from the Strip, even as Palestinian, Israeli, and Egyptian officials declare ceasefire reached.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Khaled Meshaal rock firm against truce. Hamas-Gaza fires upgraded rocket for multiple casualties

Battered by Hamas' escalating rocket and mortar assaults, Israelis are again tossed on the uncertain waters of an imminent ceasefire which never materializes. This illusion is propagated again by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi. Washington has also been enlisted to the effort by drafting a resolution for the UN Security Council. It was tabled at the request of the White House with quiet backing from Netanyahu for the purpose of blocking the European measure, which is backed by Qatar, one of the Hamas' few supporters and host to its political leader Khaled Meshaal.
Full story [DEBKAfile]

Hamas official: Language of Egyptian cease-fire proposal 'acceptable'

Islamic Jihad official says Israel is "eager to reach an agreement" despite its "arrogance," noting that senior Israeli officials have been involved in indirect talks; Israel says it won't negotiate under fire.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Quiet night shattered with rocket fire on Tel Aviv, Ashkelon

Ashkelon apartment building directly hit, as relatively calm night breaks down; Palestinians report casualties as IAF strikes over 15 targets overnight.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

US working with Jordan, EU on Gaza ceasefire draft

While Hamas says Israel has yet to respond to proposed Egyptian deal, diplomats working in UN on Security Council resolution draft to put end to fighting in Gaza.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

'Hamas set classic humanitarian trap,' IAF officer says

Rockets were fired from rooftops, and from launchers next to several buildings; the Shuhada medical center, a basketball court and two schools, named by the IDF as Iben Sina and Salah Halef.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Massive drop in support for Netanyahu - poll

Channel 2 reports survey showing nearly 50-point slide in PM's approval rating over past month
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Israel lowers interest rate as economy struggles amid Gaza op

Bank of Israel chief says military operation compounds economic slowdown seen even before recent conflict
Full story [The Times of Israel]

North struck by rocket fire again, Gaza belt under continued mortar barrage

Ashdod mall hit by shrapnel, Gush Dan region also targeted; IAF takes out Salafi cell in Strip.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Former New York judge appointed to UN Gaza inquiry

Mary McGowan Davis to join William Schabas and Doudou Dienne on commission, which is due to present findings next March
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 25th. August

Gaza Escalation - 25th. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

LIVE BLOG: Israel's offensive in Gaza

Follow all the latest updates on Israel's war on terrorism and efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Amid talk of renewed cease-fire negotiations, Hamas says 'nothing new' to report

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri says that despite efforts, "until now, there is nothing final,"; Islamic Jihad official says Palestinians waiting for Israel's response to proposal they agreed to.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Palestinian official: Ceasefire by Monday night

Talks to reach long term Gaza ceasefire continue in Cairo, Israeli official tells Ynet Israel is interested in reaching a deal, but that things are currently 'unclear'; Palestinian official: 'No deal yet, but a ceasefire is close.'
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Rocket sirens sound in central Israel

Rocket sirens sound throughout central Israel, Tel Aviv suburbs; explosions heard; heavy bombardment in south earlier in the evening; IDF attacks 64 terror sites since midnight.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Hamas 'finance minister' killed in IAF airstrike

Israeli Air Force targets car in which top Hamas accountant Mohammed al-Ghoul was traveling. Ghoul killed instantly as cash from his car scatters in all directions. Two other senior Hamas operatives killed in Gaza Strip as IAF strikes over 50 targets.
Full story [Israel Hayom]

Islamic Jihad prepared to accept new Egyptian offer

Hamas denies developments in Cairo negotiations, after Egypt proposes immediate ceasefire, opening of border crossings; Saudi Arabia reportedly offers Palestinians guarantees on blockade relief.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Rockets pelt Israeli communities on Gaza border; Tel Aviv siren deemed false alarm

Quiet night in Israel broken by rocket sirens in Ashkelon, Eshkol despite reports that Islamic Jihad, Hamas officials close to reaching cease-fire.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Report: Progress in cease-fire talks in Cairo

Islamic Jihad, Hamas officials say cease-fire agreement close to being reached; Palestinian news agency Maan also reports of development in reaching deal.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Abbas turns to international community with deadline for Israel

Aides to PA president say Abbas has grown disillusioned after 2 decades of failed efforts to reach a peace accord with Israel; Abbas says while this is 'an unconventional solution,' he 'will not declare war on Israel.'
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 24th. August

Gaza Escalation - 24th. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

LIVE BLOG: Israel's offensive in Gaza

Follow all the latest updates on Israel's war on terrorism and efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

IAF officer: Recent missions focused on striking Hamas leaders, mitigating Gaza mortar attacks

Senior air force source stresses that "the net will close in on more and more Hamas figures if combat continues."
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Rocket intercepted over Jerusalem mountains

Over 100 rockets fired at Israel on Sunday; damage caused to cars and structures after shrapnel from Sderot rocket hits road.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Three Israeli Arabs wounded by Gaza mortar attack

Attack on Erez Crossing took place as group of Palestinians was entering Israel from Gaza to receive medical care.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

IAF strikes some 50 targets in Gaza, Hamas money-launderer killed

8 people killed in IAF strikes, including 2 terrorists launching rockets at Sderot; early Sunday, IAF levels 7-story building in Rafah.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Rocket sirens pierce relative overnight quiet in South

Five rockets reportedly land in open areas in Sdot Negev; IDF strikes 17 Gaza terror target overnight.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

At least five rockets fired from Syria at northern Golan Heights

Rocket hits empty house in Western Galilee; 2 people lightly wounded in Be'er Sheva; some 100 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel since midnight.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Israeli army set for ground strikes in Gaza. Hamas conceals terrorist and suicide ambush units

Both sides were preparing Saturday night, Aug. 23, for an impending battle on Gaza Strip soil, DEBKAfile's military sources report. Heavy IDF ground forces were poised ready to enter the territory for the initial mission of reaching and demolishing the sources of Hamas's short-range rocket and mortar attacks, which have disrupted the lives of neighboring Israeli communities and forced their mass evacuation.
Full story [DEBKAfile]

Ya'alon to southern residents: Stay strong, Hamas is testing your resilience

Defense minister says 'collaborators' executed by Hamas had 'nothing to do with the assassinations,' warns Gaza terrorists of waging war of attrition against Israel: 'They'll be worn down before us.'
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Air strike destroys key Hamas command center

Israeli military sources say only combatants were present during airstrike; some 250 rockets fired at Israel over the weekend.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gaza Escalation - 23rd. August

Gaza Escalation - 23rd. August

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God
is for Israel, that they may be saved.  Rom. 10:1

The following news items are posted here as considerations for prayer to help you as you pray for Israel.

LIVE BLOG: Israel's offensive in Gaza

Follow all the latest updates on Israel's war on terrorism and efforts to extinguish rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Egypt, Abbas call for Gaza ceasefire and resumption of talks as fighting rages

Abbas says that he has made it clear to Hamas that the Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire is the "only initiative in the field."
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

IDF warns Gazans: Steer clear from terror sites

Sirens continue to rattle south as over 40 rockets pound Gaza frontier towns; Rockets slam into Eshkol community causing property damage, hit Sha'ar HeNegev dining room.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Soldier who fought in Gaza critically injured by rocket

Young man was on vacation and had gone out with his brother, also a soldier, when their car was hit in Ashdod
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Terrorist shot in east Jerusalem neighborhood for firing at nearby Jewish homes

Palestinian suspect in serious condition after being shot by undercover Border Police officers.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Mashal: Hamas was behind murder of three Israeli teens

In Yahoo News interview, Khaled Mashal admits Hamas militants were behind killing of 3 teens, but says wasn't 'aware of action in advance.' On Friday, child killed, man critically wounded in Gaza attacks.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Pray

We do not know what God has in store for Israel in the short term. We can only pray that it will be for the eventual salvation of the Jewish people.
So continue to pray for Israel, for the Jewish people and for the peace of Jerusalem and may God bless you as you lift up His nation and people before Him.

Lift up the cause of the Messianic believers in Israel and pray that the Lord would grant them more freedom to express their faith in Messiah.