Wednesday, September 10, 2014

General Prayer Items in the News - 10th. September

General Prayer Items in the News - 10th. September

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.

IDF to hold criminal probes into deadly strikes on UN school, Gaza beach

14 killed in strike on UNRWA school, week after four children died in beach attack; Ban also announces UN probe into incidents, will cover Hamas use of UNRWA schools to store rockets.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Public security minister pledges safety for shaken Jerusalem residents following recent riots

During recent violent protests following the death of an Arab youth allegedly killed by a police sponge-covered bullet during a riot, witness says police "just watched and came at the last minute."
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Palestinians want UN, not US, as peace broker

Senior Palestinian official Nabil Shaath to Bloomberg News: We will ask U.N. Security Council to take control of peace efforts. "We will confront Israel politically all over the universe" if it does not pull back to 1967 borders, Shaath says.
Full story [Israel Hayom]

IDF seeks to learn lessons from Operation Protective Edge

IDF chief orders reports to be completed in three months. Among the issues being reviewed: use of firepower during the operation; maneuvering of ground forces; readiness to deal with Hamas tunnels; use of obsolete vehicles in fighting.
Full story [Israel Hayom]

Israel's tourism sector hit hard by Gaza fighting

182,000 visitor entries into Israel in August marks lowest total for the month since the summer of 2006, when the Second Lebanon War took place. Israelis took 1.33 million trips abroad in July and August, up 2 percent from same period in 2013.
Full story [Israel Hayom]

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, September 8, 2014

General Prayer Items in the News - 8th. September

General Prayer Items in the News - 8th. September

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.

Clashes erupt in east Jerusalem, gas station set ablaze, as Palestinians react to death of teen

Father of 16-year-old claims boy was shot in the head by sponge bullet during riot, police claim teen was shot in leg, fell on head while attempting to flee.
Full story [Jerusalem Post]

Gaza-border residents: Terror tunnel reconstruction is cause for war

After senior Hamas official says Gaza group started rehabilitating underground infrastructure, residents of southern Israel blame Netanyahu administration.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Defense sources deny Hamas rebuilding rocket arsenal

Unnamed senior official had claimed Gaza group repairing its tunnels, smuggling arms from Sinai
Full story [The Times of Israel]

Senior source: Hamas rebuilding Gaza terror tunnels

Political source warns radical Islamist group resumes rocket manufacture, smuggling operations despite ceasefire in Strip.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Arab Israeli IS supporters: 'They are the solution'

Citizens of country's Arab sector claim that despite Islamic State's brutality, the group follows Islam religious principles: 'Slaughter is a method of executing infidels.'
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, September 2, 2014

General Prayer Items in the News - 2nd. September

General Prayer Items in the News - 2nd. September

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.

Egyptian troops hunt Hamas, Islamic Jihad rocket gangs loose in Sinai. Palestinians stall on truce talks

A wide-reaching Egyptian military hunt is on across northern and central Sinai for intruding Hamas and Islamic Jihad rocket squads and the launching sites they have buried beneath the desert surface, according to DEBKAfile's exclusive military and counterterrorism sources.
Full story [DEBKAfile]

Israel worried by increasing Islamist presence on Syria border

Retired intelligence officer says now that al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra is in the Golan, it's 'only a matter of time' before Islamists engaged in Syria fighting turn attention towards Israel.
Full story [Ynetnews.com]

Palestinian official: Abbas to demand West Bank withdrawal within 3 years

With Palestinian chief negotiator set to meet with Kerry, Palestinian minister reveals PA president's secret diplomatic plan - talks focusing on borders coupled with legal actions against Israel should it drag its feet.
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 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.