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Messianic Jews, Christian Arabs Reach Out to Syrian Refugees

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 15.10.2014 08:51

Messianic Jews, Christian Arabs Reach Out to Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | David Lazarus

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A team of Israeli Messianic Jews and Arab Christians have been assisting Syrian war refugees. The group recently visited a church where 219 refugees families (over 700 people) were taking shelter after fleeing from ISIS and other Islamist groups.

“These people lost everything,” says one member of the Israeli group, whose names need to be protected. “They even saw family members murdered or kidnapped.”

The Arab and Jewish team are working together with local Christians who are doing what they can to care for the needs of the multitudes of children who have been devastated by the war. The team brought a large financial gift from the Body of Christ in Israel, Jews and Arabs who wanted to reach out to the Syrians in a practical way.

“We brought milk for children, diapers, jackets, warm clothes, toys and candy; we purchased heaters and blankets, small cooking stoves and cooking pans. What a joy to see the faces of the young ones that walked around barefoot, having lost everything, receiving new sandals,” the team member recalls.

In addition to the practical humanitarian needs, they are also supporting educational opportunities for the multitudes of displaced children, including Bible teachings. “We do not want to pass the pain to our children,” said a local Arab Christian working with the refugees.

Many of the refugees the team has helped are educated people with good professions who lost everything. They told us about Mohammed (not his real name), a successful businessman originally from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

The Israeli team recounted Mohammed’s own story, which is representative of thousands of Syrian refugees, thus:

"Due to the war, he had to relocate several times during the past 3 years, but eventually had to run for his life with his family to Jordan. While attending a funeral of one of the young men from his village with 3000 people, a missile hit the crowd and Mohammed found himself lying over the dead bodies of 403 people, 15 of them members of his extended family.

"Mohammed, his 4 daughters and 3 sons, a daughter-in-law and several grandsons then walked the cold desert to cross into Jordan, all while facing death threats. [During the journey], some of their number were killed by wild animals. A pregnant woman had to deliver her baby in the freezing cold desert. They burned their jackets to make a fire to keep the new born baby warm. Hope was waning.

Desperately, Mohammed left his family alone in the dark, cold desert and walked for five hours until he reached a Jordanian army border post, which provided assistance bringing his family into the country. A month later, we visited the family and brought them jackets to replace those they had burned. We shared the Gospel with them and prayed for the family.

The team also visited a church that was filled with refugees, reporting:

“They slept in the pews, offices and every available place. The church has rented a wedding hall for the people to live in. What dedicated people that understand what is happening is an opportunity rather then a curse! We were able to help with medications for a medical team that travels and takes care of refugees in different places.”

At one point, several refugees became angry when a team member identified as a Messianic Jew began to speak to them. “But then I saw many people getting touched and crying,” said the Messianic believer. “Many of the people came and said, 'When you first started to share, we wanted to kill you, but now we know that Jesus is real and want to accept Him has our Lord.'”

“I’ve never seen a church full of Muslim women wearing the hijab,” said the Israeli team leader. “We could see the joy in the eyes of frightened children as we ministered to them. We saw hunger for the truth as people started to question Islam.”
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Embattled Christians: Jews Stand With Us, but Where is the C

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 15.10.2014 08:54

Embattled Christians: Jews Stand With Us, but Where is the Church!?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Israel Today Staff

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In an impassioned plea delivered at a press conference in Jerusalem on Monday, Canon Andrew White, the “Vicar of Baghdad,” noted that Israel and the Jews are openly standing up for embattled Middle East Christians, while much of the global Church remains conspicuously silent.

Speaking to reporters at the Feast of Tabernacles celebration hosted by the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), White pointed to fellow panelist Ron Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, and wondered, “Here we see Jews standing with us, but where is the Church?”

White, who has been eye witness to horrific atrocities during the ISIS advance in Iraq, went on to note that some Christians had expressed support for their persecuted brothers and sisters, but that far too often it had taken the form of letters of condolence and encouragement.

“With all due respect, letters are not going to feed my people,” said White, who explained that thousands upon thousands of Christians have been forced to flee in the face of the Islamist horde and are today living in refugee camp conditions with little-to-no sustenance.
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Update from the front line of Jerusalem Karen Dunham

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 17.10.2014 10:32

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tB-yL51t4c

In spite this pastor has been working in Jericho and Gaza, loves Arabs, so these muslims only make problems to her and her church.
Hate for God is over all for muslims!
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Ismail Haniyeh's daughter received medical treatment in Isra

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 19.10.2014 22:32

Ismail Haniyeh's daughter received medical treatment in Israel

One of the 13 children of Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, was admitted to Ichilov Hospital after she suffered from complications during a cesarean section she underwent in Gaza. She stayed in the hospital for 5 days and was returned to Gaza recovering
Oct 19, 2014, 07:00PM | Ran Archy
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Ismail Haniyeh Photography: Channel 2 News

The daughter of Hamas senior figure, Ismail Haniyeh, was treated in Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv earlier this month, after she suffered severe bleeding in her abdomen following a complications that occurred during a cesarean section she underwent in Gaza.

Haniyeh's daughter, a young woman in her 20's, was transferred to the Tel Aviv hospital with the co-operation of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. She stayed in Israel for 5 days and after recovering she was returned to Gaza.

Ichilov Hospital said in response to the report: "Ismail Haniyeh's daughter was indeed hospitalized and received medical treatment for a few days in the hospital. More than 1,300 patients from the Gaza strip and the Palestinian Authority territories, adults and children alike, are admitted to receive care in our hospital every year".
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Gazan Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh recently turned to an Isra

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 21.10.2014 08:39

Gazan Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh recently turned to an Israeli hospital again for help, this time for emergency medical treatment for one of his 13 children. Hebrew media reports say Haniyeh’s daughter was hospitalized for about a week at the Tel Aviv Soraski Medical Center earlier this month. Haniyeh’s mother-in-law sought medical treatment in Israel earlier this year and his granddaughter was cared for in an Israeli hospital last year. According to a Haaretz report, the Tel Aviv Soraski Medical Center (also known as Ichilov Hospital) confirmed that Haniyeh’s daughter was one of the more than a thousand patients from the Gaza Strip and Palestinian Authority who are treated at the hospital on an annual basis. Hospital officials did not publicize what treatment Haniyeh’s daughter received. (via Israel21c)
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Three-Month-Old Baby’s Funeral

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 23.10.2014 19:56

Three-Month-Old Baby’s Funeral

My thoughts and feelings after attending the heart-rending funeral of the baby brutally killed by an Arab terrorist.
by Eli Kaufman

I just got back from the funeral of the three-month-old baby that was killed in the terror attack and I feel a need to write. It may be a ramble so I apologize.

Unfortunately I've been to funerals before, way too many to count. I've been to funerals of people who passed away of old age, of sickness, of accidents, of suicide and drug overdose. I've been to funerals of old people, middle aged and teenagers. But I’ve never been to the funeral of a baby. A little three-month-old baby. A healthy baby, brutally killed in broad daylight.

It hit me hard. Real hard.

I'm crying now, I’ve been crying for hours already.

I got to the funeral and made my way to the front. I saw the little baby wrapped up in shrouds and laying in front of everyone. It was so small, a little package on a huge slab of marble. The mother was right there, sobbing – wailing – screaming for her little baby girl.

There was a great sadness in the air, as well as this tension. No one was comfortable. It shouldn't be like this. The parents are so young – they look like children themselves. It shouldn't be that a 90-year-old rabbi eulogizes a little baby. The father spoke, it brought wails up from everyone in the crowd. They waited years to have this baby and had taken her that day to the Kotel for the first time.

What can we say? What can we do?

God has his plans and we aren't privy to the details. It’s painful and I could only imagine what that mother and father are going through. Losing their only child, right in front of their eyes.

I feel guilty in a way. The whole thing happened right outside my house. I heard the entire commotion but I didn't see exactly what happened. My son was watching and said he heard someone say a baby was hurt. I calmed him down. He asked me about the baby before he went to sleep but I didn’t' have the heart to tell him that she died.

I didn't cry at first. I didn't know the identity of the couple. It was sad but..,

Then I heard who it was and I cracked. I cried like a baby and I am still crying. I don't even know them that well, but they are family friends. My sister had a baby the same time as them and shared a hospital room with the mother. The grandmother is one of my mother’s really close friends. I don't know what it was but it hit me. They lost their baby, a little sweet pretty girl.

We went on a trip during Sukkot together just last week. I sat behind that sweet little baby, she wore a pink bow.

Hashem help us.

I now understand clearly, like never before, why our sages tell us that it’s better to go to a funeral than to a wedding.

We need to do something different. I don't know what but I am different because of tonight.

May Hashem send us only good things and he send comfort to the family and all of klal Yisrael.

Her name was Zissel. Chaya Zissel bas Shmuel Elimelech z''l
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A Jihadist Overcome by Love

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 25.10.2014 19:46

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A Muslim Cries Out To Jesus

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 25.10.2014 19:55

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Mother of 6 murdered in Ramle in suspected 'honor killing'

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 26.10.2014 19:23

Mother of 6 murdered in Ramle in suspected 'honor killing'

Busan Abu Ghanem, 31, shot at close range while going to pick up her children from a relative's house • Victim's mother was also murdered, as were at least 10 female relatives over the last ten years • Victim's sister, believed to be dead, still missing.

Shlomi Diaz and Israel Hayom Staff

The scene of the murder of 31-year-old Busan Abu Ghanem | Photo credit: KOKO

Ten years after her mother was murdered and six years after her sister was declared missing, Busan Abu Ghanem, a 31-year-old mother of six, was shot to death in Ramle on Saturday. Police suspect that the motive for the murder was an honor killing.


Abu Ghanem was shot several times while sitting in a parked car in town. An unidentified assailant shot her from close range and fled from the scene. Her family, having heard the shots, rushed to the car and immediately called for help, but rescue efforts failed and the woman was declared dead at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in central Israel.


"The woman was unconscious with gunshot wounds throughout her upper body," the paramedic who treated Abu Ghanem recounted.


Relatives explained that she was on her way to pick up her children who were staying with family at the time of the attack.


Over the last decade, more than 10 female members of the Abu Ghanem clan have been murdered. Police say the murders were honor killings -- killings of family members due to the perpetrators' belief that the victims have brought shame or dishonor on the family.


In most of the previous cases, the suspects charged with murder were the husbands or other first degree male relatives of the victims.


Abu Ghanem's sister has been missing since 2008, when she was 16 years old. She is thought to have been murdered, but the case, like many others in the family's history, is still open.
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Living Bread Church in Jerusalem under attack

ViestiKirjoittaja Annukka » 27.10.2014 20:16

Living Bread Church in Jerusalem under attack

A group of residents of the predominantly Arab Jerusalem neighborhood of Musrara have taken it upon themselves to violently attack the employees and visitors to Living bread International Church in an effort to get the leadership of the Church to sell them the property on which it is built. The attacks, which have grown in severity and frequency over recent months, have been virtually ignored by the police according to Karen Dunham, pastor and director of Living Bread International Church. "We even took pictures of them during attacks and our landlord's lawyer was able to identify them using Facebook, but after filing the first two or three police reports I realized nothing was happening," she said. "They continued to sit outside and harass us."

"Nine people, including me, have been injured so far, including one man who was hospitalized," she added . "The last couple of weeks is when most of the violence has happened, and now they are not allowing our staff to walk in the street to get to and from work. The other day they told my secretary that it was time for me to be beaten up again."

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Pity for Pastor Karen Dunham. All the years in Israel she has been helping just Arabs in Jericho and Gaza. THIS is what she gets from her love!
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