“The Lord will lay bare His holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.” Isa. 52:10
NETANYAHU: 'I WILL ESTABLISH JEWISH SOVEREIGNTY IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA': PM Benjamin Netanyahu announced this week, days prior to Israel’s 17 Sept. 2019 national elections, that he will establish Israeli sovereignty over all Jewish communities in Judea & Samaria if he is re-elected. Netanyahu emphasized that his first move would be to annex the Jordan Valley, which essentially creates a buffer between Israel and the Arab states farther to its east. "This is the eastern defensive wall that guarantees that we will never again be a mere few miles wide," Netanyahu said on Tues. 10 Sept. 2019. The prime minister stipulated that the measures would be taken in coordination with the administration of USA President Donald Trump. He warned that if he did not win the election, Blue and White leaders Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, (Netanyahu's political opponents), would fail to take measures to establish Israel’s sovereignty in Israel’s Jordan Valley or other Jewish communities in Judea & Samaria. The Palestinian Authority has slammed Netanyahu’s prospective move. (JNN) Intercede for a godly outcome to Israel’s 17 Sept. 2019 national elections and that Israelis will be motivated to vote. Pray according to scripture: “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.” Jer. 3:15
GAZA ROCKET FIRE INTERRUPTS NETANYAHU’S CAMPAIGN SPEECH IN ASHDOD: On Tues. night, 10 Sept. 2019 Gaza-based terrorists fired two intermediate-range rockets toward the Israeli coastal city of Ashdod, which is located approximately 30 miles from the Gaza Strip border. The Iron Dome defense system intercepted one of the projectiles, while the second landed in open territory, causing no damages or injuries. Israeli PM Netanyahu, who was speaking on Tues. evening in Ashdod stopped his election campaign speech when the sirens went off. "Leave quietly," Netanyahu told the crowd before calmly walking off the stage. He resumed his speech twenty minutes later. In response to the attack, the Israeli Air Force targeted 15 sites in Gaza overnight, the IDF confirmed early Wed. 11 Sept. 2019. (JNN)
UN NUCLEAR WATCHDOG CONFIRMS RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL FOUND AT IRANIAN SITE IS URANIUM: In September 2018, Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu revealed the location of a “secret atomic warehouse” outside Tehran. “What I’m about to say has not been shared publicly before,” Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly in a speech on 27 September 2018. “Today, I am disclosing for the first time that Iran has another secret facility in Tehran – a secret atomic warehouse for storing massive amounts of equipment and materiel from Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program.” Iran at the time ridiculed Netanyahu’s report and identified the location as a “rug factory”. Netanyahu, however, urged nuclear inspectors to check the secret warehouse “immediately.” The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) examined the site in April of 2019 and confirmed that radioactive material was found. The new twist confirmed in a Reuters’ disclosure on Sunday 8 September 2019 is that the radioactive material was, in fact, uranium, the key ingredient in developing nuclear bombs. Iran has refused to comment on Sunday’s report. UN inspectors arrived in Iran this week after the regime announced it was reducing its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal. Last weekend, a spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency confirmed that his organization had “started lifting limitations on our research and development imposed by the nuclear deal which will include the development of more rapid and advanced centrifuges.” (JNN) Iran is the main supporter of world terrorism. The list includes the Lebanon-based Hezbollah, also Hamas and other Gaza-centered Palestinian terror groups that constantly add to their weapon’s arsenals, stir up aggression against Jewish communities and plan attacks against Israel. Iran (less than a 1000 miles away from Jerusalem), continues its lawless advancement towards obtaining nuclear arms with an eye towards annihilating the Jewish state. Urgent is the need for intercession that Israel will know what to do - and at what point in time - in order to protect itself against the Islamic Republic.
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ISRAEL’S FOREIGN MINISTER CALLS ON THE WORLD TO STOP IRAN: Traces of radioactive material discovered earlier this year at a secret Tehran weapons warehouse have been identified as uranium. Israel’s Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) reacted to International Atomic Energy Agency's Sunday 8 Sept. 2019 announcement that Iran had violated the nuclear agreement by petitioning the world to stop Iran. "I appeal to the governments of France, the United Kingdom, Germany and the other partners to the agreement to immediately announce the activation of the existing mechanism for discussing the breach of the agreement and to lead the cancellation of the agreement and joining with the USA sanctions against Iran. History shows time and again that surrendering to tyrants results in violence and not peace. The world must unite and stop Iran's efforts to attain nuclear power and its support for regional and global terrorism," he added. Also on Sunday, Ali Akbar Salehi, chief of Iran's atomic agency, blamed European powers for the fact that Iran breached the terms of the nuclear deal, claiming they left Iran little choice but to scale back its commitments. (JNN) Pray that the Lord will continue to use Israel’s PM Netanyahu and members of his government, to influence the nations in taking effective action against Iran's network of deceptions and open threats.
NEW USA SANCTIONS TARGET IRAN, HAMAS, ISIS: USA President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week imposing new sanctions on various organizations affiliated with Hamas, ISIS, al Qaeda, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards’ Quds-Force. Trump said the new sanctions will further enable the USA Government to "starve" terrorists of resources they need to attack the United States and its allies and will hold foreign financial institutions who continue to do business with them accountable. “They serve as a powerful deterrent to radical terror groups and those seeking to aid their nefarious goals,” said Trump. (JNN)
ISRAEL MAINTAINS FINCH A+ RATING: Finch announced this week that it was confirming its A+ credit rating for Israel. According to the company’s economists, Israel has had an annual surplus on its external balance sheet every year since 2003, and that surplus is expected to remain in place for 2019-2020. The report confirmed that Israel’s foreign currency reserves totaling $120 billion as of July 2019, and Israel's being a "net external creditor" nation, gives it a stronger position than the median in A-rated or AA-rated countries.” Fitch economists estimate that ongoing progress in reducing Israel's debt-to-GDP ratio or continued reduction to political and security dangers will further improve Israel's credit rating. (JNN) “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” Ps. 35:27
TINY FIRST TEMPLE CLAY SEAL DISCOVERED IN JERUSALEM’S OLD CITY: A small 7th century BC clay stamp reading “Belonging to Adoniyahu, Royal Steward,” was recently discovered in the City of David’s sifting project. The seal inscribed with the name Adoniyahu, meaning literally, “The Lord is my Master” was taken from earth excavated under the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City. A national service volunteer in August 2019 discovered the one-centimeter inscribed letter sealer bearing the ancient Hebrew name of a character found several times in the Hebrew Bible. Archaeologist Eli Shukron described the inscription as being unique and “of utmost importance.” The role of the Royal Steward (Asher al Habayit), he explained, appears several times in the Bible and is used for the highest official in the royal court. For example, the title of Royal Steward was used in the Book of Genesis for Joseph’s powerful position in Egypt. The clay stamp was used in the First Temple period to seal important documents, said Shukron. (JNN)
JOIN US FOR THE 2019 SUCCOT CELEBRATION: Be sure to plan now for the annual Vision for Israel Succot Celebration at the Pavilion in the center of downtown Jerusalem. The dates will be 15 Oct. – 17 Oct. 2019. Take part in praise and worship with Joshua Aaron, Barry and Batya Segal, the Kadosh Dancers and local worship teams. Enjoy teachings focused on Israel and the Middle East with Dennis Greenidge, David Herzog, Barry Segal, Benjamin Siegal, Jones Boateng, Victoria Sarvadi, Tony Sperendao, Nizar Touma and more to come. Connect with local believers and congregations in the land. Walk and dance on the streets of Jerusalem during the annual Jerusalem March! VFI will also be marking its 25th anniversary in Jerusalem for which there will be a special celebration. For further details including times, venue location, and suggested hotel accommodations, visit our Event’s page on the VFI website at: https://www.visionforisrael.com/en/events/681/succot-celebration-jerusalem-2019-darkness-to-light.
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