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Friday, January 10, 2014



Traditional Hebrew Blessing
The Bible calls on us to "lift up a banner … [and] station the guardians" on behalf of Israel (Jeremiah 51:12).

With this in mind, it is my hope and prayer that you will unite in spiritual solidarity with other Fellowship partners as we minister to Israel and her people around the world.

Friend of The Fellowship monthly donors provide the sustainable funding needed to ensure more of the vulnerable in Israel and the former Soviet Union get the food, clothing, medicine, and other essentials they need to simply survive.

With your compassionate monthly partnership, we can respond more fully to the Bible’s many encouragements to bless Israel and her people, and take comfort in God’s promise confirmed in Genesis 12:3, "I will bless those who bless you."

As you prayerfully consider becoming a monthly supporter in the coming year, I would like to bless you in return with this traditional Hebrew blessing. If you prefer a one-time gift now, please know that every donation you are led to make truly changes the life of someone needing help today.

As we lift up our banners over Israel, we invite you to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem" (Psalm 122:6) — and thank you for continuing to lift this ministry up in your own prayers.

With prayers for shalom, peace,

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
Founder and President

PS   Thank you for your prayers and continued support of The Fellowship — and for considering joining ourFriend of The Fellowship monthly giving family for 2014. May you continue to be blessed as you have blessed God's children.
Traditional Hebrew Blessing

As Secretary of State John Kerry departed the region, a video has been released which sheds light on the Palestinian Authority’s true motive in demanding a peace agreement based on the 1967 borders: the eradication of the State of Israel in a step-by-step process.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on January 3, 2014. (Photo: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah this month. (Photo: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
In a Syrian satellite TV interview on December 23, 2013, Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki said that accepting a Palestinian state within those borders is merely the first step in achieving “the inspiring idea.”
As reported by Israel National News, the interview was translated and posted to YouTube by the Israeli Research Institute’s Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).
When the interviewer commented that a US-brokered solution may be “deficient” in terms of Palestinian demands, Zaki casually responded:
“You can relax. We find ourselves united for the first time. Even the most extreme among us, Hamas, or the fighting forces, want a state within the ’67 borders. Afterward, we [will] have something to say, because the inspiring idea cannot be achieved all at once, [rather] in stages.”
This is not the first time Zaki has publicly aired his hardline stance. In April 2013, interviewed on Al-Mayadeen TV, Zaki acknowledged that a two-state solution would ultimately see Israel’s collapse.
“If they get out of Jerusalem, what will become of all the talk about the Promised Land and the Chosen People? What will become of all the sacrifices they made – just to be told to leave?” Zaki said. “If the Jews leave those places, the Zionist idea will begin to collapse. It will regress of its own accord. Then we will move forward.”
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Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki (Photo: Issam Rimawi/FLASH90)
While in this interview Zaki didn’t spell out what “moving forward” entailed, he was more forthcoming in an interview on Al-Jazeera back in September 2011.
“The [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] understands, we understand, and everyone knows that it is impossible to realize the inspiring idea, or the great goal in one stroke. If Israel withdraws from Jerusalem, if Israel uproots the settlements, 650,000 settlers, if Israel removes the [security] fence – what will be with Israel?”
Zaki closed his comments by saying, “This is not a [stated] policy. You can’t say it to the world. You can say it to yourself.”
Fatah, headed by PA head Abbas, is the party that dominates the Palestinian Authority and is widely considered to be a moderate faction.


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