Saturday, July 11, 2015

Israeli English News Sites

Israeli English News Sites

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

With the increase of smart phones and tablets it has become increasingly easy to access news on the go. This in one respect has made my updating of relevant news items for your prayer considerations to become less and less relevant. To this end I will not be updating any news items anymore but instead provide a list of useful Israeli English news sites that will provide up to date news concerning all that is happening in, and affecting Israel. Most of those listed below have apps that you can download to your phones and tablets to provide news alerts as they happen.

The Jerusalem Post

A politically middle of the road news site that gives the reader a good insight into everyday life in Israel and the diaspora.
The Jerusalem Post

Israel Hayom

The English language website of the daily free Hebrew language newspaper that is the most read in Israel.
It brings a detailed selection of the Hebrew edition, with a particular focus on opinions and analysis along with original comment pieces. It is considered very supportive of Bibi Netanyahu and the Likud.
Israel Hayom

The Times of Israel

The Times of Israel claims no partisan political affiliation. It seeks to present the news fair-mindedly and offers a wide range of analysis and opinion pieces. It is sometime quite critical of the right wing of Israeli politics.
The Times of Israel

Arutz Sheva

A right wing religous website that has no real love for Christians and especially not for Messianic Jews, but nevertheless has a good perspective on news items that the other left leaning webites tend to ignore.
Arutz Sheva

DEBKAfile

DEBKAfile is an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service.
DEBKAfile

Ynetnews

A useful website for up to date news but rather somewhat left leaning in its opinions.
Ynetnews

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, May 27, 2015

Rocket Attack in the South - 27th. May

Rocket Attack in the South - 27th. May

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.

After rocket, Ashdod schools without shelters shuttered for Wednesday

Decision affects 14 schools and 56 day care centers, following launch of longer-range Grad rocket toward coastal city for first time since summer war
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Israeli warplanes strike Gaza targets after rocket attack

The Israeli Air Force attacked four targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday morning, following an earlier rocket attack on Israeli territory, the IDF spokesperson said.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

After four weeks of silence, Gaza rocket explodes in the South

A Gazan rocket exploded in the Gan Yavne region, east of Ashdod on Tuesday evening, shattering four weeks of quiet and setting of air raid sirens in the Ashdod and Lakhish regions.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

'Palestinians duping world by denying it pays salaries to prisoners in Israeli jails'

Report by Palestinian Media Watch claims PA spent $144 million in 2014 paying salaries to incarcerated and release prisoners.
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, May 13, 2015

General Prayer Items in the News - 13th. May

General Prayer Items in the News - 13th. May

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 urges Israel to cooperate with preliminary Gaza probe

International Criminal Court prosecutor warns of full-scale investigation based on Palestinian claims if Jerusalem fails to provide material
Full story [The Times of Israel]

'EU must reassess Mideast policy, hold Israel to account for settlements'

European Eminent Persons Group, which is comprised of top-level former diplomats, send critical letter to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Bill passes to expand cabinet, gov't likely to be sworn in Thursday

Netanyahu is now expected to start meeting with Likud ministers and Knesset to inform them what posts they will receive in the new government.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Netanyahu: Nuclear talks continue even as official says Iran has God's approval to destroy Israel

PM speaks at Knesset ceremony marking 70 years since the Soviet victory over the Nazis.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Netanyahu's Coalition Says it Wants Peace with Palestinians

Coalition guidelines states Jewish people have indisputable right to Israel, and that gov't will strive for peace with all neighbors.
Full story [IsraelNN.com]

Israel says unauthorized boats will be denied entry as Gaza flotillas begin again

The boat, named Marianne of Gothenburg left on its journey on Sunday evening.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Pray

Pray for wisdom for Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu as he puts the finishing touches to the process of forming a coalition to govern the country.
Pray that he would be sensitive to the needs of the people as well as to the security of the nation and that the coalition partners would be flexible in their demands.

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, April 27, 2015

General Prayer Items in the News - 27th. April

General Prayer Items in the News - 27th. April

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.

Report: Israel strikes Hezbollah, pro-Assad targets in Syria

The attack took place in the al-Qalamoun region just north of Damascus, according to Al Jazeera.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Airstrike kills squad placing mine on northern border

4 militants hit as they attempted to lay explosive device inside Israel at Syria frontier, army says, day after reported Israeli strike on Hezbollah
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Pray

Pray for wisdom for Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu as he puts the finishing touches to the process of forming a coalition to govern the country.
Pray that he would be sensitive to the needs of the people as well as to the security of the nation and that the coalition partners would be flexible in their demands.

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, April 26, 2015

General Prayer Items in the News - 26th. April

General Prayer Items in the News - 26th. April

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.

Op-Ed: San Remo: The Forgotten Milestone

How can there be peace and reconciliation without acknowledging fundamental historical and legal facts?
Full story [IsraelNN.com]

Report: Israeli strike in Syria was aimed at thwarting attack on strategic targets in Golan

Kuwaiti daily quotes Western diplomatic source as saying IDF struck targets in Qalamun Mountain region to prevent a plan that aimed to draw Israel into a war with Syria.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Bennett said to drop Foreign Ministry demand in coalition breakthrough

Move to ask for education portfolio instead likely removes major stumbling block as deadline nears to form government
Full story [The Times of Israel]

4 police officers wounded in spate of weekend terrorist attacks

Terrorist rams and wounds three cops in east Jerusalem. Border policeman on patrol in Hebron wounded in face and neck by Palestinian attacker, who was shot and killed. Teen shot dead after running at Jerusalem roadblock waving knives.
Full story [Israel Hayom]

IDF officer attacked by ultra-Orthodox residents of Jerusalem

Givati Brigade officer came to capital's Mea Shearim neighborhood in uniform on Friday to visit two of his soldiers. Locals threw rocks at him. Officer's mother: He told them, "I fought for you in Gaza". Police investigating, no suspects arrested.
Full story [Israel Hayom]

IAF conducts two strikes in Syria, Arab media reports

Arab media outlets: IAF planes hit Hezbollah convoy, long-range missile storage sites in Syria. Israel refrains from commenting on matter. IDF likely to remain on high alert in north in coming days, due to concerns about potential Hezbollah response.
Full story [Israel Hayom]

Senate to Call for Rejecting Anti-Israel Boycotts as Part of Historic EU Trade Bill

The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved an amendment to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a landmark trade agreement with the European Union, that would make discouraging anti-Israel boycotts a "principal objective" of American trade representatives with Europe, The Times of Israel reported yesterday.
Full story [The Tower]

Pray

Pray for wisdom for Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu as he puts the finishing touches to the process of forming a coalition to govern the country.
Pray that he would be sensitive to the needs of the people as well as to the security of the nation and that the coalition partners would be flexible in their demands.

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, April 14, 2015

General Prayer Items in the News - 14th. April

General Prayer Items in the News - 14th. April

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.

Netanyahu to Putin: Israel disappointed over Russia's S-300 sale to Iran

PM tells Russian leader that the move would only serve to increase Iran's aggression and put the security of the Middle East at risk.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Sniper fire from Gaza as part of Hamas' massive buildup for next war

Israelis living and serving security in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip report that Hamas snipers have been harassing them in recent weeks as a scare tactic, which appears to be evolving into a major offensive. Only very few of these incidents have been reported - and dismissed by military officials as "stray bullets" - although witnesses have spotted snipers shooting out of the windows of high-rise buildings in the Gaza Strip.
Full story [DEBKAfile]

Netanyahu Offers Aryeh Deri Transportation Ministry

PM makes offer apparently meant to work out conflict between Deri and Kahlon, and seal Kulanu coalition deal.
Full story [IsraelNN.com]

In balance of power, Russian missiles not game changers

The S-300 air-defense system to be sold by Russia to Iran is a complex but solvable problem for the IAF
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Iran says Russian missiles could arrive this year

Moscow notes that delivery is only dependent on how quickly the S-300 systems can be manufactured
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Israel: Iran steps up arms shipments to Hezbollah, Hamas

Jerusalem sources say Tehran upping support for terror groups, express fear it will have billions more to spend under nuke deal
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Top Likud minister threatens to form unity government

Party officials warn that if nationalist parties don't show more flexibility, Netanyahu will turn to the Zionist Union
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Russia lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran

In move that could bolster Iran's military capabilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin approves delivery of advanced air defense system to Iran. Minister Yuval Steinitz: This is direct result of legitimacy Iran has gotten from framework nuclear deal.
Full story [Israel Hayom]

Pray

Pray for wisdom for Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu as he starts the process of forming a coalition to govern the country.
Pray that he would be sensitive to the needs of the people as well as to the security of the nation and that the coalition partners would be flexible in their demands.

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, April 2, 2015

General Prayer Items in the News - 2nd. April

General Prayer Items in the News - 2nd. April

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.

Israel: Deal a capitulation, will give Iran 'a military nuclear program'

Obama calls Netanyahu; Jerusalem protests 'historic mistake' that will make world 'more dangerous'; says Iran keeps all its facilities, escapes sanctions
Full story [The Times of Israel]

US hails 'historic' nuclear deal with Iran

World will lift "all sanctions," timing undecided; enrichment to continue; Obama: This is our best option.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Israeli man feared kidnapped found safe in Kiryat Arba

Police are investigating the possibility that Niv Asraf and a friend from Beersheba faked his disappearance in the West Bank
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Security forces searching for missing Israeli feared kidnapped in West Bank

Individual calls police and says his friend who went to get tools to fix flat tire did not return to the vehicle.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Coalition talks sputter as parties clamor for top posts

Jewish Home's Bennett demands senior cabinet portfolio, says Netanyahu treating his party's constituents like 'suckers'
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Likud: If Kulanu Drags its Feet, We Will Sign with Haredim First

'Excessive' demands will prevent Kulanu from being the first party Likud signs a coalition agreement with, official says.
Full story [IsraelNN.com]

Double overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again

'We continue to make progress but have not yet reached a political understanding', State Department spokeswoman says after talks break for several hours following all-night session.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Israel joins China-based fund boycotted by US

Jerusalem pivots east as American officials urge allies to spurn newly formed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Full story [The Times of Israel]

David's Sling interceptor passes latest trial

Joint US-Israeli development, intended as additional layer of missile defense, passes fourth series of tests, to be declared operational in coming months.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Iran militia chief: Destroying Israel is 'nonnegotiable'

Basij commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatens Saudis, saying their fate will be like that of Saddam Hussein
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Likud: Kulanu party making over-the-top demands in coalition talks

Moshe Kahlon's party holds additional talks with Likud, expected to ask for more government agencies, chairmanship of Knesset Finance Committee. Talks with most parties in limbo. Yuli Edelstein reappointed as Knesset speaker, garnering massive majority.
Full story [Israel Hayom]

IDF expects 1,000-1,500 rockets daily in next Lebanon war

IDF briefs municipalities on northern front war scenarios. IDF Northern Command officer: 27% of Israelis don't have shelters or readily available protection. Outgoing IDF Homefront Command chief: "Homefront has become the main theater [of war]."
Full story [Israel Hayom]

What changed when 'Palestine' joined the ICC's Rome Statute?

Insight into the changes, or lack thereof, that come with the Palestinians officially joining the International Criminal Court.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

ICC welcomes 'State of Palestine' as 123rd member

"As Palestine formally becomes a State Party to the Rome Statute today, the world is also a step closer to ending a long era of impunity and injustice," PA foreign minister says.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Pray

Pray for wisdom for Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu as he starts the process of forming a coalition to govern the country.
Pray that he would be sensitive to the needs of the people as well as to the security of the nation and that the coalition partners would be flexible in their demands.

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.