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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

God Still Performs Miracles Where Israel Is Concerned

Dear Friends,
      God is fulfilling His prophetic Word as never before in Israel today. Thousands of years ago, God spoke to the prophet Ezekiel and told him that the dry bones he saw in his vision represented Israel devoid of hope (Ezekiel 37:11). But God promised Ezekiel that Israel's despair would not last, that He would one day restore the scattered nation back to the Land of Israel. How encouraging to know that God kept His word and that Israel, reborn in 1948, has become since then, an incredible nation - and this against all odds.
      Yet, even as it is clear God has kept His ancient promises to Israel, the citizens of Israel today seem to be losing hope as their enemies crank up their rhetoric and use terror and threats to demoralize and, if it were possible, to destroy Israel. Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said this past Friday that the creation of a Palestinian State was but the first step in the ultimate destruction of Israel. He then called vehemently for the complete destruction of the "Zionist regime." Iran, it should be noted, is a global sponsor of terror through regimes such as Hamas and Hizb'allah, the sworn enemies of Israel.
      So the question is: Can Israel overcome the challenges ahead when so many enemies are conspiring against her? It is the ancient Israelite psalmist who offers an inspired answer to the question: "I will lift up my eyes to the hills - from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth... behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep" (Psalm 121:1-4).
      It is critical in times of trouble to believe in the God who keeps His word as evidenced by Israel's remarkable journey through time. Israel today is the clearest sign of God's faithfulness. In fact, this truth should encourage every Christian who calls upon Israel's God and who worships the Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Jesus of Nazareth).
      We offer what follows for your encouragement and prayerful consideration. May you find hope in what God has done - and is doing - in Israel today.
      Can God be trusted to keep His prophetic promises? Consider Israel's remarkable 'Journey Through Time' and you will have the answer to the question. We invite you to come to Israel with us through this short movie and see how prophecy is being fulfilled in the modern miracle that is Israel. We trust you will be inspired by this latest episode of The Prophetic Connection which offers on-location teaching and includes captivating images of Israel. Click HERE to watch.
If you enjoy this episode, you will also enjoy our 6-Part DVD series entitled Israel: A Journey Through Time and Israel: A Journey of Light.  For more information visit 
      The enemies of Israel are continuously calling for her destruction. But perhaps this is also why God is calling Christians to cleave to Israel even as biblical Ruth clung to Naomi. We invite you to pray with Rev. Joe Campbell as he calls upon Christians everywhere to heed God's call to prayer for such a time as this. To watch the latest 6-minute episode of Zion Prayer Watch, click HERE.
To read more of the latest news concerning Israel, and to pray with us through each issue, click HERE.
   We just wanted to remind you that you can stay in touch with Christians for Israel Canada via our Facebook page.  Even if you are not a Facebook member, you are welcome to visit our Facebook page to read our posts and view images of our latest tours and projects in Israel.  If you are a Facebook user, we encourage you to spread our message by inviting all of your friends to "like" our page. Thank you for partnering with us in this way!  To visit our Facebook page, click HERE.
      Thank you for taking the time to browse our E-Newsletter. May you be filled with hope for Israel and for your own future, as you witness the wonderful things that God is doing in israel today. We look forward to connecting with you again in the near future.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Answering The Call

Please listen to this urgent message and then forward it to your friends and family.
In response to the continuous and sustained bombing, Israel’s Ministry of Defense has turned to IFCJ for help.
We were contacted just yesterday and asked to provide at least 100 mobile bomb shelters that can be immediately placed in southern Israeli cities where residents are within range of missile attacks.
Due to the imminent threat, it has been decided to use a highly effective but low cost design that will allow us to protect more people in more public spaces.
We are calling on faithful friends like you to help us meet this security need.
Hundreds of missiles have been fired in recent weeks and despite a cease-fire, they continue on an almost daily basis. It is critical we take action now to safeguard innocent lives.
Israel needs us and it is an honor to be able to respond in such a meaningful way through IFCJ’s Emergency Mobile Bomb Shelter Project.
With prayers for shalom, peace,
Rabbi Sig
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

I also ask you to keep Israel in your prayers — especially the grieving friends and family members of those killed in the latest attacks.

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Because Israel's government is putting so much of their resources into protecting children in schools, they have asked IFCJ to provide these emergency bomb shelters for other public spaces.  Each shelter can protect up to 28 individuals in time of attack.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Important Update on Palestinian U.N. Bid

Next month, the Palestinian Authority plans to ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital.

The United States has strongly objected to this approach, with Congress overwhelmingly passing resolutions threatening cuts in aid if the Palestinians continue to shun peace talks and go forward in their harmful efforts at the United Nations.

However, the Palestinians have not yet abandoned this path and more action is now needed to persuade them to change course and return to the negotiating table.

If America fails in this effort, the consequences could be immense: Israelis could be dragged into foreign courts and charged with human rights violations...nations could implement sweeping economic sanctions...the Jewish presence in east Jerusalem could come under severe international challenge.

That is why I am writing to ask for your help by joining the work of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee today.
In the coming weeks AIPAC and its members will be working with our leader in Washington to:
  • Ensure the United States makes clear to the Palestinians that it will veto any such resolution at the U.N. Security Council.
  • Urge our government to press the PA to return to the negotiating table with Israel.
  • Urge the United States to press foreign leaders to oppose Palestinian intransigence and support direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
By joining AIPAC today with a gift of $50, $75, $100 or more you will help AIPAC work with Congress and the administration to address these vital issues in the weeks leading up to the September meeting of the U.N. General Assembly.

For nearly 60 years, AIPAC has worked to make Israel more secure by ensuring American support remains strong.

As an AIPAC member, you help us work year-round with both Democratic and Republican political leaders to enact public policy that strengthens the vital U.S.-Israel relationship.

Thank you for your support. Please watch for additional updates on the Palestinian U.N. bid in the coming weeks.

Onward Together,

Lee Rosenberg
AIPAC President

Israel ever exist, but Palestine will never exist! God help Israel and Shalom!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Emergency Mobile Bomb Shelter Project

It has happened again.
Israel has come under attack and innocent lives have been tragically lost.
In response to the continuous and sustained bombing that occurred last week, Israel’s Ministry of Defense has turned to IFCJ for help.
Specifically, we have been asked to provide at least 50 mobile bomb shelters that can be placed in southern Israeli cities like Ofakim, Ashkelon, Netivot, Be’er Sheva and Ashdod where residents are within range of missile attack.
We are calling on faithful friends like you to help us meet this security need.
Hundreds of missiles have been fired in recent weeks and we must take action now to safeguard innocent civilians while a fragile cease-fire remains in place.
Israel clearly needs us right now and it is an honor to be able to respond in such a meaningful way through IFCJ’s Emergency Mobile Bomb Shelter Project.
With prayers for shalom, peace,
Rabbi Sig
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

I also ask you to keep Israel in your prayers — especially the grieving friends and family members of those killed in the latest attacks.
Each bomb shelter can hold up to 18 individuals.  They are strong enough to withstand attack, but light enough to be transported to wherever the need is greatest.
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God save Israel and protect the Jews People. Shalom!

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Obsession With Israel

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The fight for human rights and social justice has been hijacked. When the world should be crying out against malnutrition, disease, conflict and repressive regimes that violate the most basic human rights, many who call themselves humanitarian remain silent.
Instead, they align themselves with the very regimes that cause so much misery.
How can it be that Turkey finds support among human rights advocates, when it denies the Armenian Genocide, oppresses its Kurdish population and occupies Northern Cyprus?
How can we allow Saudi Arabia to sit on the United Nations Human Rights Council when it is one of the greatest abusers of Human Rights?
How can a true humanitarian defend the huge sums that go to the Palestinian Authority, frittered away on payments to terrorists, casinos and corruption? It should be spent on educating their children for peace, infrastructure and projects for peaceful co-existence.
How can it be that Syria and Lebanon have friends in the human rights community, when they abuse their Palestinian brothers, keeping them in camps for over 60 years? They should be granted citizenship and be treated like human beings, rather than pawns in a battle.
It is time for the world to regain the moral initiative.

Think about it and Shalom!

Friday, August 19, 2011

I Would Like to Pray for You

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Every year, I lead a group to Jerusalem to deliver prayers before God at the Western Wall, the holiest site in all Judaism.
This year, I would like to take one of your prayers.
Praying for you and your loved ones is one way we can return the blessing of your ongoing prayers and support for Israel, her people and The Fellowship’s ministry.
I’d be personally honored if you submit your special prayer to us by completing this prayer request form.
Among the prayers submitted last year was one by a woman named Carol. She prayed for assurance that God was there and present with her.
Carol is always eager to step forward on behalf of others, and she had also volunteered to help us deliver the prayers to Jerusalem. When we reached the Western Wall, you can imagine Carol’s reaction when one of the prayers she was entrusted to place in its cracks was her own – from among the 16,000 prayers we were observing that day!
She says: “God is good, and receiving my own prayer request reinforced my belief that God is always with us; our prayers may not be answered exactly the way we would choose, but God is with us through it all.”
My friend, please submit your prayer request to us today or text PRAY to 877877 so we can take it before God at the Western Wall this year.
With prayers for shalom, peace,
Rabbi Sig
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

Just as I hope your prayers are answered, many Israelis are praying every day for the basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter. If you would like to help IFCJ answer their prayers, then I invite you to support our work by making a small gift today.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Take Action For Israel 2

Security Aid
Please urge your House and Senate members to cosponsor important legislation that would impose tough new sanctions on Iran. The Iran Threat Reduction Act (H.R. 1905) and the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Sanctions Consolidation Act of 2011 (S. 1048) would sanction Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and enshrine in law for the first time that it is U.S. policy to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
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God saves Israel! Shalom!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We Did It!

We set out to make a statement against political gimmicks – and thanks to you, we delivered!

Our petition urging the UN to vote “NO” on a resolution to officially recognize a “Palestinian state” has exploded with support this past month. Thousands have signed the petition – and now, I'll be delivering your petition signatures to the UN, taking a stand against those who play political games at the expense of Israel’s security.

But we cannot stop now. We have to grow our campaign – and our efforts to stop Palestinian leaders from passing this resolution. Can you pitch in $5 or more right now to help us continue our efforts?

Because of people like you, we've now shown the UN General Assembly that there is real grassroots opposition to this political stunt led by Palestinian leaders. We've told them that circumventing these negotiations with Israel is a step backwards from the lasting security in the Middle East that we have been trying to build for centuries.

We've strongly told them to vote “NO” on this resolution – and I know they are listening to our voices.

Help our campaign continue this fightchip in $5 or more right now:

Thank you for standing with me,

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Congressman Steve Israel
God will do everything for Israel. Shalom!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Victims of Terror in Israel

A SERIES OF TERROR ATTACKS THIS YEAR ON INNOCENT ISRAELIS underscore the nation's need both for constant vigilance and the support and solidarity of its friends.

In one attack, after a long period of relative quiet in the holy city of Jerusalem, a terrorist bomb exploded in the city's central bus station. The blast killed one innocent civilian and injured dozens more.

Just a short time later, five members of a Jewish family in the West Bank town of Itamar were slashed and shamelessly murdered by knifewielding cowards.

Then came another unconscionable attack, as an anti-tank missile fired from Gaza City by terrorists hit the back half of an Israeli school bus. The bus, and not a tank, was carrying young children on their way home from school. No military personnel were on board.

One 16-year-old boy was critically hurt when the warhead exploded, and a 13-year-old was severely wounded. Tragically, the older victim died a short time later from his injuries. Viewing the damage sustained by the bus, Israeli officials said it was a blessing that the driver had dropped off most of the students just before the missile hit the vehicle.

Rabbi Eckstein said in response to the attacks, "We continue to pray for the day when Israel will enjoy true peace and rest from our murderous enemies. The prophet expressed our prayer and hope in these words in Zephaniah 3:13: 'The remnant of Israel . . . will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid.'

"But until that day comes, The Fellowship remains fully committed to helping protect the Holy Land as true Guardians of Israel, and providing resources both to help terror victims recover and to protect innocent lives from future attacks."

Your gift to aid terror victims through our Guardians of Israel program is much-needed, and will be a tremendous encouragement to the leaders and people of Israel. Please be generous in your giving today, and God bless you.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Take Action For Israel

Syrian President
Please urge your House and Senate members to sign bipartisan letters that urge President Obama to impose additional sanctions on Syria. The letters, led by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) in the Senate and Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Howard Berman (D-CA) in the House, call on the administration to fully implement the sanctions specified in the Syria Accountability Act and to sanction Syrian banks and businesses facilitating Damascus’s illicit activities, among other penalties.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Right Thing to Do

“For I have chosen him [Abraham], so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”—Genesis 18:19
You’ve probably heard the expression, “Charity begins at home,” meaning we should first take care of our family and those closest to us before we worry about others.
Well, in the Jewish tradition, charity begins in the kitchen — but has more far-reaching implications than just taking care of those at home. In a time-honored tradition, most observant Jewish homes have a charity box — or tzedakah box — in the kitchen, as a physical reminder of our obligation to give to others. Throughout the week, parents and children alike drop their coins in the box to help the less fortunate.
This custom of placing the charity box in such a prominent place in the home reinforces the Jewish concept of charity — that it should be practiced constantly and that it is more than just a good deed or act of generosity. It is the right thing to do.
You see, the Hebrew word for charity, tzedakah, has a different connotation from the typical meaning of charity. The word charity suggests benevolence and generosity, a magnanimous act by the wealthy and powerful for the benefit of the needy and poor. But the Hebrew word for charity carries with it the idea of righteousness, justice, or fairness.
This very idea of charity can be traced back to Abraham’s time, when God tells Abraham that He has chosen him so that “he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just.” Other translations render that “doing righteousness and justice” — or tzedakah.
Giving to the poor in Judaism is an obligation, a duty that can’t be forsaken even by those in need themselves. According to Jewish law, we are required to give one-tenth of our income to the poor — a practice that many Christians also exercise by giving one-tenth of their income to the mission of the church.
Some Jewish sages have suggested that tzedakah is the highest of all commandments — one that is equal to all others. Indeed, this sentiment is similar to the teachings of the apostle Paul, who in writing to the church at Corinth, said, “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity”
(1 Corinthians 13:13, KJV).
Consider ways that you and your family can begin charity in your home — whether it’s in the kitchen, the family room, or wherever.
After all, it’s the right thing to do!

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