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We stand just weeks after celebrating that the Balfour Declaration of 1917 moved from a statement of British intent, to the legal process of affirmation of the Jewish Homeland at the San Remo Conference in April 1920—and its then formal ratification by the League of Nations.
With the global sweep of the coronavirus pandemic, our world has suddenly changed. Normal life is no longer normal and probably never will be again. The planet is undergoing violent shakings of illness and death with a massive economic fallout that leaves us all reeling. However, there are positives that have come out of this worldwide wake-up call.
Dr H. V. Evatt (Australia) president of the United Nations welcomed Israel as a UN member May 11, 1949 at 3p.m. Fifty four Governments, including forty-five Members recognised Israel in their vote. Fifty years before Theodore Herzl envisaged the Jewish state. This UN decision was seen as ‘awesome’, ‘significant’ and an acknowledgement of international ‘equality.’
The Corona Virus epidemic has dominated international headlines for months and has resulted in over 300’000 deaths globally as of May 2020. Looking beyond the headlines, this article will look briefly at the dark agendas which are trying to manipulate the crisis for their own gains, before turning to the exciting news of what God has been doing in this season in Israel and the nations.
Every morning and evening, the High Priest would enter through the second veil which was the entrance to the Holy Place. Each time he had to bring fresh hot coals from the sacrificial altar along with a special mix of incense for the golden altar, and he had to refill the crushed, pure oil in the seven lamps of the Menorah and trim the wicks so it would keep burning.
A few weeks ago the World Council of Churches in Geneva (WCC) sent a letter to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of all countries that are part of the European Union. In this letter they appeal for a firm and principled stance by the European Union against any annexation by the State of Israel.
The word co-incidence is, according to the rabbis, not a kosher word. Indeed, as we examine the striking parallels between the Passover and Jesus’ death for us on the cross, we can see nothing less than the very hand of God at work orchestrating the details according to His sovereign plan.
We’re in the silly season between election number three and the festival of Purim. So many things may change by the time this article is read and if it wasn’t so serious, we could call the current events in Israel a Purim spiel. Despite predictions of voter fatigue—turnout has steadily increased over the three elections to a now 20 year record of 71.32%. But currently we have a stalemate.
March 11, 2011. Shabbat night. What should have been a night of quiet and peace was shattered forever when 12-year-old Tamar Fogel returned home to a scene of horrifying carnage: Her house had been trashed and her parents, two brothers, and infant sister had been ruthlessly, brutally murdered. Extremist Arab terrorism had lunged at the Fogel family, and life in Israel—for everyone—would never be the same. It was on the heels of this unspeakable tragedy, amid the international eruption that followed, that Keith Buxton found himself in Israel with CFOIC Heartland, standing on a hilltop deep in Samaria just outside the community of Itamar.