“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” I Tim. 2:1-2
ILHAN OMAR REPRESENTS HAMAS IN CONGRESS? LAURIE CARDOZA-MOORE MAKES CLAIM: Proclaiming Justice to the Nations founder Laurie Cardoza-Moore has accused Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of being a “Hamas plant” in Congress. “Ilhan Omar covertly represents Hamas in the US Congress, we need to act now before this blows up in our faces,” Cardoza-Moore said in a statement. Cardoza-Moore made the comments after it was reported that Omar will speak this month at the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) fundraiser in Los Angeles. CAIR is known for supporting terrorist organizations that have acted against Israel and the United States, including Hamas and Hezbollah. FBI investigators uncovered evidence establishing CAIR’s place in the “Palestine Committee,” which was a Muslim Brotherhood-created network aimed at helping Hamas in the United States, according to the report. Moreover, the organization was officially designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates in 2014, placing it in the company of al-Qaeda, ISIS and others. “CAIR and Hamas are one in the same,” Cardoza-Moore claimed. “Ilhan Omar openly fundraising for CAIR means she is not just a rabid anti-Semite, but a real threat to our national security.” Last month, after Omar tweeted what was considered by politicians and leaders on both sides of the aisle an anti-Semitic statement, Cardoza-Moore launched a petition to oust the Islamic congresswoman from office. So far, thousands of Americans have signed the petition. (J.Post) It is vital to be informed and praying early for the Nov. 2020 US presidential elections. What we are seeing now is the fruit of “Stealth Jihad” in high places. The US is a target for furthering unarmed Islamic extremism, and many Americans are unaware it is taking place around them.
CORBYN, THE FIRST OPENLY ANTI-SEMITIC LEADER IN POST-HITLER EUROPE: “Jeremy Corbyn is at the doors of power. If he gets into 10 Downing Street it will be the first time in post-Hitler Europe that a great nation would be led by a leader who quite clearly has anti-Semitic tendencies,” the French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut said last week. It is, in fact, more than that Finkielkraut’s prediction: Mr. Corbyn is already the first Western leader who questions Israel’s right to exist and its legitimacy. Always in the name of anti-Zionism, Corbyn has developed close ties with Hamas and Hezbollah, which are, it must be remembered, terrorist organizations that continue to fire rockets on the civilian population of Israel and wish to threaten its existence. A resurgence of old anti-Semitism is now painted in the colors of anti-Zionism and anti-capitalism.
The new anti-Semite of our time, personified by Corbyn, proclaims itself “friend of all Muslims,” from the inhabitants of the suburbs of the Western cities, the alleged victims of the racism of the malevolent whites, to the Islamists presented as brave anti-colonial soldiers, such as the Palestinian Arabs who are instrumentalized in a manichean struggle against Israel and the Jews. This new anti-Semite is not ashamed, he believes himself to be morally justified. He claims that the existence of Israel as a state represents a racist endeavor that we must dismantle; he demands a higher level of ethical behavior on the part of Israel than on any other nation; he compares the Israeli government to the Nazis; he considers the Palestinian Arab cause, revised and corrected by cultural Marxism, as the spearhead of anti-colonialism. But this horrific indulgence towards anti-Semitism is inseparable from an extraordinary leniency towards Islamic expansionism. That is why, to return to Finkielkraut’s prediction, if Mr. Corbyn gets into 10 Downing Street, that day will not only mark the end of British Jewry, it will also be the end of the UK as we know it. (INN) Pray earnestly according to scripture: “May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame. May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow.” Ps. 129: 5-6
NETANYAHU AFTER KREMLIN MEETING: PUTIN ‘SHOWED AN UNDERSTANDING OF ISRAEL’S SECURITY: Following their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on Wed. 27 Feb 2019 Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had “showed an understanding of Israel’s security needs” regarding Iran’s presence in Syria. Netanyahu said the conversation with the Russian leader had gone extremely well, and was focused on Iranian entrenchment in the Jewish state’s neighbor to the northeast. “We showed examples of this entrenchment,” Netanyahu stated, “and also the steps we are taking to prevent it. President Putin said the meeting was useful,” the Israeli prime minister added. “The complete withdrawal of all Iranian forces from Syria, is a common declared goal” of both Israel and Russia. The prime minister stated that he and Putin had discussed the issue in great detail and that the head of Israel’s National Security Council would be in charge of pursuing further dialogue. (Algemeiner)
GREEN LEFT BECOMES FIRST MAJOR DUTCH PARTY TO BACK A BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL: The Dutch Green Left Party became the Netherlands’ first mainstream political movement to endorse a boycott of Israel. The party voted in favor of a boycott motion during its 16 Feb. 2019 General Congress. “BDS is a legitimate means to help Palestinians in their fight for justice,” the motion says. It also says that the Green Left “will be alert and resist forcefully attempts in any country to criminalize BDS,” the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement against Israel. The Likoed Nederland pro-Israel group wrote in a statement that Green Left “has declared itself a racist movement,” noting that the party has passed no other motions on boycotting Morocco, China, Turkey or Russia – all of which are internationally considered occupying powers. (Arutz-7)
DUE TO ANTI-SEMITISM: GRENOBLE’S RABBI SAY 5O% OF CONGREGANTS HAVE LEFT TOWN: Half of the regular members of the Jewish community in of the city of Grenoble in eastern France have left due to anti-Semitism, their rabbi recently reported. “It’s a troubling phenomenon that began about 15 years ago,” he said. “Of the people who make up the core of our community half have left,” he said. “Including young families with children and pensioners.” They left to Israel, elsewhere in France, the United States and Canada, he said. Each anti-Semitic graffiti, he said, “raises awareness to a global reality that means we fear for our children at school, on the street. So as responsible parents, we take measures.” Approximately 20,000 French Jews have left for Israel since 2014, a major increase over the previous four years. Thousands more have immigrated elsewhere and many thousands have moved inside France to safer neighborhoods amid a substantial increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes. Last month, authorities shut down Grenoble’s Al-Kawthar Mosque due to the preaching of hate and incitement, including against Jews, by imams there. (INN)
‘TIME TO MAKE ANTI-SEMITISM A TOP PRIORITY’: Yaakov Hagoel, Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization (WZO), has condemned the anti-Semitic vandalism in Strasbourg.” Again we are witnesses to distressing events affecting French Jewry,” he said. “This time, it was a monument memorializing a synagogue burned by the Nazis. There are those who are attempting to uproot the memories, but we will not allow them to succeed. It’s time to make anti-Semitism a top priority and enlist every nation in the world to deal with this cancerous tumor.” Jewish Home Chairman Rabbi Rafi Peretz said, “While I was praying on Shabbat, [2 March 2019], in a Netanya synagogue, anti-Semites in Strasbourg, France, destroyed a memorial for the Strasbourg synagogue which was torched by Nazis during the Second World War. Europe cannot allow itself to go backwards. “Every person from every religion must strongly condemn this horrific act of anti-Semitism.” Jewish Agency Chairman Yitzhak Herzog said, “The Jewish Agency is horrified by the events which occurred today in Strasbourg, France, and calls for harsh action to be taken against the waves of hatred towards Jews. The destruction of the memorial for the synagogue which was torched by the Nazis during the Second World War must shock the hearts of people of every religion. It is another sign of the chain of difficult events sweeping across Europe.” (INN)
IDF PROBE OF GAZA RIOTS REVEALS NEARLY 1,500 ROCKETS FIRED SINCE 30 MARCH 2018: The Great March of Return protests began on 30 March 2018 and has seen thousands of Gazans violently demonstrating along the security fence with Israel. According to the military, over a half million people have attended the protests since they began, with the number of Palestinians congregating at points along the border ranging between several thousand to 45,000 each day. The rioters are provided with electricity, free wireless Internet and network connections, food and drink the Hamas terrorist organization freely provides for them. During the violent protests, Gazans have been burning tires and hurling stones and marbles as well as throwing grenades and improvised explosive devices toward IDF troops. Ball bearings and other projectiles have also been hurled by protesters. In addition, mines and booby-trapped explosive devices with delayed detonation devices are also laid along the fence during the riots under the cover of smoke and crowds and “pose a direct threat to the lives and safety of IDF forces operating in the border area,” the military said.
Gazans have also launched thousands of aerial incendiary devices into southern Israel, leading to 2,000 separate fires resulting in approximately 8,500 acres of land being burnt. Gazans have also been cutting through the fence, infiltrating into southern Israel. Over the past year, the timing and frequency of the clashes has changed, with Hamas increasing their frequency with large-scale riots that occur during the week as well as at night. The night-time riots include different tactics and focus more on psychological warfare against civilians in nearby communities, by using loud explosives and megaphones to project death threats in Hebrew. The IDF document stated that “Despite the ongoing and serious attacks against Israel, Israel has refrained from responding with a large scale military operation. Nevertheless, the possibility of large scale hostilities is very real.” (J. Post) Pray for the protection of IDF soldiers serving along the southern borders and that peace, not war, will prevail.
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Blessings from Jerusalem,
Barry Segal with the Editorial Staff