The Muslim Brotherhood Must Be Eliminated…

From what I have been able to learn, it began with a taxi driver travelling on a street in Alexandria, Egypt. What happened next is disgusting, but typical. 
The driver had a Christian cross on his dashboard~because he was a Christian. Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (the ones who say they are so peaceful) spotted the cross and the rest is history…but not necessarily news.
The mob dragged him from his cab~a typical lynching. Judging from the blood, he died a horrible death. The “brothers” then proceeded to torch the cab.
This is not a “one of” situation! Christians are under attack in Egypt, and in every Muslim country. Islam does not tolerate anything other than Islam! They even kill each other. The only thing they know is brutal, barbaric slaughter. NO courts, NO trials, NO chance. That is Islam, and the top of the manure heap is the Muslim Brotherhood. They were at one time Banned~yes, Banned! Apparently some liberal decided that because the “brothers” were wearing suits they should be given a chance. Hows that working out now?
Islam is attacking, slaughtering and subjecting the entire middle east, bit by bit. The UN, EU, and USA are keeping very busy~attacking Israel~The Only Democratic country in the area~the Only country where all religions function openly, the Only country where women have full rights, and “Surprise” the Only country where refugees, Including Muslims are sneaking across the borders every day. So, just when will the world wake up? When will the church stop their attack against Israel and look at their own brothers being murdered on a daily basis. When will the Church stand up and say Enough!!  When??? 
* Full Story at Weasel Zippers blog

A Celebration in Jerusalem’s Old City

Jerusalem is a large city, boasting approximately 840,000 residents~and then there are the tourists! Although there are many sites to see, the most popular is of course the Old City and within that, the Kotel or Western Wall.
When Herod was made king in Jerusalem he began a huge renovation of the Temple Mount, that consisted of flattening the peak and building four supporting walls around it. The western support wall is what we now know as the Kotel, Western Wall or Wailing Wall. It’s uniqueness is due to the fact of its close proximity to the Holy of Holies in the former Temple. For Jews, this is their Holiest site.

Every day you will see men and women praying in the plaza that extends from the wall. There are also public prayers on the High Holy Days, and Jews from around the world come to the Wall to celebrate weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs (coming of age) and other Simchas (celebrations).

In the video below, our Vistas crew were in the Old City when they came across a parade of people. They were singing and dancing their way through the streets to the Western Wall. The celebration was for a Bar Mitzva. You can see the young boy walking under a Chupah (a cloth, usually a prayer shawl, tied to four poles carried by friends or family). Everyone, young and old, joins the celebration!

Life in Israel is Filled With Joy !

A Walk Through Our Valley in Israel…

Israel is a tiny country but it is filled with wonders, from the arid desert to the snowy mountains, and the lush welcoming valleys.
The best way to see and appreciate the Wonders of God’s Creation is to “walk the land”. The Jewish Talmud says that “one who walks four cubits (1.8 meters) in the Land of Israel will merit a portion in the world to come.” When one is privileged to be in Israel it is easy to see why the sages made this statement!
This year, on Tisha B’Av, Jay and Meridel did just that. On the Jewish Calendar the 9th of Av, or Tisha B’Av (15-16 July 2013) is known as the saddest day of the year for Jews. The list of tragedies is long, beginning with the Sin of the Spies. The destruction of the First and Second temples, and the fall of Beitar (the last fort to hold off the Romans), during the Bar Kockba Revolt were also added to the day. Later in 1492, King Ferdinand of Spain ordered the expulsion of the Jews, wtih Tisha B’av being the last day Jews would be allowed to walk on Spanish soil. Later, WWI, which eventually led to the Holocaust began on  (you guessed it) Tisha B’Av. Jump to 1942~on the eve of Tisha B’av~the Germans began mass deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto to Treblinka. Even as recent as 2005, we watched as 10,000 Jews of Gush Katif were expelled from their homes, and their towns were bulldozed to the ground. The next day, members of the terror group Hamas moved in and began firing rockets into Israel…and the people mourned on Tisha B’Av.

It is no wonder that people in Israel fast, mourn and reflect. They also spend time walking the land, amongst the lush growth, allowing the “Land of God” to bring them peace and regeneration.

Jay and Meridel are blessed to live on the edge of a beautiful Valley. With cameras in hand they took a walk, to find “peace” in the valley. Join them in their walk, and share a portion in the world to come…

Israel Shall Blossom and Bud, and Fill the Face of the World with Fruit…Isaiah 27:6
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