Please Pray for PM Benjamin Netanyahu…

PM Netanyahu at the Western Wall
Just one day before leaving for the USA, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before the Western Wall in Jerusalem. What his prayer was, we can only guess. This trip, is of vital importance and every word and action will be watched and heavily criticized.
As he was preparing to board the plane for America the PM stated:
A few days before the Fast of Esther, I am leaving for Washington on a fateful, even historic mission. I feel that I am the emissary of all Israelis, even those who disagree with me, of the entire Jewish People. I am deeply and genuinely concerned for the security of all Israelis, for the fate of the nation, and for the fate of our people and I will do my utmost to insure our future.
Just a short while ago the Prime Minister was warmly received by AIPAC. As always he was eloquent and to the point, however, before he left the podium the naysayers were on the attack. Sadly, some of the most vile critics are right here in Israel.

We ask all of you to Please, Pray for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he prepares to speak before the US Congress. The events unfolding on the world theater are becoming more, and more dangerous, especially to little Israel on the front line.

Pray that the Lord will guide the words of our PM and open the ears of those who until now have refused to hear.

Urgent Prayer Request!

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A longtime, close friend of ours in Israel is in urgent need of prayer. 
Irene has been diagnosed with an aneurysm in her left eye and her doctors fear she will lose her eyesight.
Doctors are unable to operate at this time, but they are hopeful that a new course of medications will be without side effects, and subsequently allow them to perform the necessary surgery to repair the aneurysm.  
The operation is very delicate and risky. Our dear friend is very concerned, as are we all.

Irene believes strongly in the power of prayer. Earlier today as we spoke with her, she remarked:
“Tell the world~I need all the Prayers I can get!”

Please, Pray for Irene…

We are asking for prayers to insure that the current treatment will be effective, and that the doctors will soon be able to perform the vital surgery to save her vision.

The Story of the Miracle of Israel (1945 to 1948)

Earlier we posted the video, Faith and Fate, The Story of the Jewish People in the 20th Century. The video below is a continuation that will take you through the years following the horror of the 2nd world war and the establishment of the State of Israel.

Rabbi Berel Wein, uncovers the events that occurred after the Holocaust, leading to the establishment of the State of Israel. What was termed “Liberation” had a different meaning to the victims of Nazi terror. Suddenly, after years of horror, torture, starvation and other atrocities, the survivors of the prison camps were “set free”. The problem was, what were they to do now? The sick, starving mass of humanity had no homes or family to go back to, no resources with which to move forward, in short there was no place for them to go.

It is our duty to remind ourselves of our history,
and to pass it on to the next generation…Rabbi Berel Wein

Faith and Destiny~The Miracle of Israel After WWII (1945 to 1948)

Link to Faith and Fate:

My Resting Place~29 January 2015

Almond Blossoms in January (Click to Enlarge)
This past week, Israel has once again seen violence and death. Two young men died when a Hezbollah cell launched six anti-tank missiles towards the convoy they were in. Three of the missiles hit the unarmored vehicles and one hit a house in the nearby village of Ghajar.
The first missile was a direct hit which instantly killed Captain Yohai Kalangel, 25, and Sergeant Dor Nini, 20. Two others vehicles were damaged, and seven additional soldiers were wounded in the attack. The UN has reported the death of a Spanish Peace Keeper that occurred during the shelling that took place in the aftermath.
During the first funeral this afternoon on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, the father of Yohai Kalengel stated:
“Where you should have buried me, I bury you.”

There are no words to describe the pain of a parent who must bury a beloved child. There are no answers for the ongoing hatred. Israel, and the Jewish people as a whole are under attack~this is nothing new.

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done:
and there is no new thing under the sun…Ecclesiastes 1:9 (KJV)

Our only rest is in The Lord~He Alone Can Ease The Pain~We must Seek His Face…

Seek Thy Face
Seek Thy Face
Seek Thy Face
Our lives are but a hands breadth wide,
We live as like the morning mist
Then set the world aside.

Early shall I seek you Lord
And late upon my bed
No rest for me or comfort shall I find
A place to rest my head.

Seek Thy Face
Seek Thy Face

That Still Small Voice
Is calling me.
Every day and evening
The living way your showing me.

I Seek Thy Face
I Seek Thy Face

Do not be timid and don’t be shy
Look up and smile for He is Watching
My only answer

Here Am I

…Written 10 August 2002, by R.G. Fowler of Blessed Memory (Meridel’s Younger Brother)

Holocaust~After Seventy Years Have We Learned Anything?

Alfred Hitchcock Documentary Shelved for 70 Years Is Revived
For seventy years a single topic has been consistently reviewed, remembered and reviled. There will always be deniers. There will always be haters. There will always be anti-Semitism.

So, one must ask,after seventy years have we learned anything at all? Are we doomed to repeat our mistakes over and over again?

Survivors of the Holocaust are slowly dying out. There are a mere handful of those who made it out of the camps to testify, while the deniers are gaining strength. Do a search on any film from the days of the Holocaust and you will find many more declaring them to be lies.

In Israel we have a concentration of survivors, who, for the most part live their lives outside the public eye. Some do speak out when approached, and some to this day refuse to come to terms with the disaster. In some families there is a combination, one who has learned to deal with it, and one who lives every single day in horror.

The Holocaust was very real. The meticulous records created by the Germans themselves have proven this beyond a doubt. The fact that the Jewish people survived, is a constant thorn in the side for the world in general. Perhaps, because as a collective they did nothing. It was left to tiny groups of people with a conscience and a sense of basic human decency to do what they could in the most difficult of situations. There are no end of stories about those who risked everything, just as there are endless tales of betrayal, thievery and cold blooded murder.

When the liberation came, many tried to return to their home countries, only to find that their homes had been “taken over” by their neighbours and they were not wanted. After years of abuse at the hands of the Germans, the Jewish people were once again placed in camps, or left to drift, with nothing but the few rags on their backs, until they could find a place, a new home to start over.

A new HBO documentary, Night Will Fall (26 January 2015), directed by André Singer and narrated by Helena Bonham Carter and Jasper Britton, tells the story of how, seventy years later, a lost documentary filmed by Alfred Hitchcock and shelved in the British archives, came back to life. As to why it was shelved in the first place, the LA Times offers a clue:
The British needed the German people to “pick up the pieces and help energize the destroyed Germany economy. They didn’t want to demoralize the people further by rubbing in their guilt, and the ‘German Concentration Camps Factual Survey’ would not have helped restore confidence,” Singer said.

There was also a concern, Singer added, that “it would provoke most sympathy for the Jewish refugees still in the camps after the war [who] wanted to go to Palestine. The British were having problems with nascent Zionism and felt the film would be unhelpful.”

Below is the trailer for “Night Will Fall”. Following the trailer is the original documentary footage filmed by Alfred Hitchcock~it was his only documentary film. You may find it difficult to watch, but perhaps, the original footage is what the world really needs to see.
As for the question “After Seventy Years Have We Learned Anything?”, one would sincerely hope so, but looking at what is happening in the world today, the inclination is to say, sadly, No.
Trailer for “Night Will Fall”

This is The Original Footage Filmed and Then Shelved for Seventy Years

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