Remember the Tentifada in 2011?

“Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the ends of the earth.
Among them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and the one who labours with child together,A great throng shall return there. They shall come with weeping…”Jeremiah 31:8,9a.

In spite of her neighbours with their ongoing lies and continuous attacks, paradoxically, Israel IS Noah’s Arc for Jews according to the Almighty. They began to return home in the 1880’s. No nation wanted Jews. If you doubt this, do a little checking, (Canada included!) The situation only grew worse during WWII. Poor Jews returned to Biblical Zion with weeping weakened by disease and malnutrition just as the Prophets perceived and faithfully penned. This is what makes Israel absolutely unique! Oh, how we love to work to encourage any we meet, to come and take their rightful place here in history…this has always been an underlying goal of our original call, which sent us to Jewish Communities world wide.

Wanting now to focus on inside of Israel, we at Israel Vision are re-posting this production from the summer of 2011. Israelis of all ages were out in protest, locally known as the Tentifada, living in tents and trying to tell the government that they must keep their promises to their citizens. Did these protests bring significant change?Israel is not a perfect country, but it is the only Democracy in the Middle East and our people for the most part remain steadfast and loyal. However, many people, young and old alike, have reached the breaking point. Today, in 2018 is again one of those times.

Anyone who has lived in Israel can attest to the fact that the rents and cost of living are extremely high, and wages are low. Compared to the USA, we pay 23% more in our “cost of living index”.  At the same time, the wages are disgracefully low…so low in fact that a large sector of society can barely afford to rent the meanest of places. The idea of owning an apartment is now, “pie in the sky”, to say nothing of ever owning a house.

To buy a very small apartment will cost about 1.5 to 2 million shekels (between 4-5 hundred thousand dollars). The banks do not give mortgages easily. You must have at least 25% down, and an income of about 20,000 shekels per month, (US 6,000). The long and short of it is: most ordinary people barely earn above minimum wage of 5,000 shekels or US 1,500 dollars per month.

As for rentals, if you live around Jerusalem you will be lucky to find something for under 5,000 shekels (about $1,500)per month. In Israel you must also add property taxes (yes, the renter pays the taxes), building upkeep, and Insurance in addition to the on going monthly expenses of electricity, water, gas and phone/internet/cable. All this for a tiny place with no closets, cupboards, appliances and in most cases no light fixtures. Of course, there are always “good deals”but they are few and far in between and there will be dozens of people wanting them. No wonder people are up in arms. We are a hungry country with 1 in 3 children in Israel living in poverty. Can you believe that? Its a shocker!

So…in frustration and desperation people set up tents and protest. Today, almost seven years on we must ask, “are things any better?” To be honest, there have been improvements for the disabled which everyone is happy about, but the high cost of living~as in most countries~continues and more and more Israelis are falling through the cracks.

Tentifada in Israel (2011) Part I

Made in Israel

Israel today, in spite of continual attacks, war, terror and prejudice is a miracle of survival.  Israel has not only survived for seven decades and overcome great obstacles, it is now one of the most fertile countries on earth. Israeli innovations, especially in medicine and agriculture have impacted the quality of life for a huge part of humanity.  “Made in Israel” traces how Israeli inventors have become world leaders in start up companies. Now Israel is becoming known as the “Scale Up” country as more an more innovations are birthed, nurtured and blossomed via Israeli companies.  PS, We are close friends with Chris Mitchell, CBN bureau chief here in Jerusalem and he has authorized us to run this movie. Over the years he has used excerpts of our productions for their 700 Club TV show that is broadcast world wide.

War in Israel?

With so many prophets proclaiming the coming war in Israel, I am exercised. I MUST take this opportunity to bring a word of encouragement. Trust in the written word of God, it cannot fail. Let us dig a little deeper for a fuller picture that eclipses all of the doom and gloom.

Here are my thoughts on possibly an even wider conflict than the miserable Syrian war according to Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39.

Now with President elect Trump coming into office on January 20th 2017, he will surely have to address the situation in Syria.
Putin has a “hook in his jaw” just as it is written by Ezekiel. He just cannot stay out of the Middle East, whether he is wanted or not!
His wicked plans and shrewd manuevers are unfolding like a chess game. He is a very strong adversary working all over the earth.

There has to be a confrontation IF, he, President elect Trump will make good on his campaign promise to “destroy ISIS swiftly in Syria and Iraq. World opinion due to the tragic situation in Aleppo will mitigate this. Meanwhile militarily, Putin has propped up the Assad regime along with Iran’s backing, known in history as Persia. These countries are on a collision course with the West.

Iran and Russian harbor hatred towards Israel, see Ezekiel 38. “Gog comes down to take a plunder and a booty or spoil” (perhaps huge natural gas reserves in Israel). Ezekiel 39:3 is very clear. It says, God Himself will “knock the bow (missiles) out of Gog’s hand” by incredibly powerful natural forces. Could this be the armies from the north, including Russian & Iranian men and missile? Lebanon and Syria will be neutralized, Israel will live! Am Israel Hai!

Putin is the major threat at the moment. Also, PRAY for President elect Trump to resist any aggressive moves in Cuba. Remember the Soviet’s 1960 attempt to plant Nuclear weapons 90 kilometers from America in Cuba’s Bay of Pigs? This previous strategy cannot be repeated. It is high time for Biblical principles to be employed by the White House such as …“resist the enemy and he will flee from you.” I believe the LORD God of Israel is looking into the affairs of the nations to bring glory to HIS Name!

Our work is to BELIEVE God’s Word. We all must lay aside our criticisms and jugements and PRAY for President elect Trump. This man is richer than all 44 preceding US Presidents combined, yet he has chosen to take a salary of US $1.00 and give his Presidential salary to charity. He has placed more Christian advisors around him that ever before in American history. PRAY that these anointed men and women give him the divine strategies found in the Eternal Word of God. Let us look up and not faint. We are standing on the edge of the greatest revolution our world has ever seen. Let God be God and all men liars!

Gratefully yours,

Dr. Jay Rawlings

No Relief

know and am a witness, says the LORD. Jeremiah 29:23

Kay Wilson is also a witness. Giving testimony at a Stand With Us event in Sussex England, she relives her experience with Palestinian terror. Please do not say, “Oh not again enough!”

This is an unforgettable account of innocence lost as she witnessed the murder of a Christian friend right in front of her. Yet she survived  against all odds.  I want all who watch this to understand, that NOTHING has changed.  I pray her voice will be heard or she just crying in the wilderness?

For newcomers, here is a little back ground. The Palestinian Authority has not changed its agenda since it started in 1964.  PA President Mahmood Abbas, 81, a Holocaust denier, inherited a tradition of tyranny. His predecessor, Yasser Arafat, was also President of the PA for life. Nothing has changed. There are no free elections in the Palestinian Authority. In 2005 I, Meridel Rawlings, did extensive research on abuse in the PA. Living in Jerusalem, I consulted with Israelis, Palestinians and Christian Arabs.  Professor Moshe Sharon of the Hebrew University was my advisor. My masters thesis was entitled:  Abuse of Children in the PA.  Nothing has changed. Everyday children in the PA are taught on TV, radio and the Internet to hate Israeli’s and to kill them! This is called incitement and Abbas does nothing to stop it.

Speak up! You can make a difference.

Amazing Piece of Israeli History

A true story, not known by many . . The only planes Israel had when the War of Independence (May 1948) began were smuggled in from Czech republic.

They were German Messerschmitt BF-109’s. They were assembled overnight in Tel Aviv and were never flight tested.

This is a short video about their pilots. Watch it. You will not be disappointed.

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