“‘You will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings’” (Isaiah 58:12b).
Broken walls, leaking roofs, dingy paint, and the built-up grime of years—after four years in Israel, nothing surprises James Loubser, manager of our Repairers of the Breach program. Over 525 homes have been repaired and renewed throughout Jerusalem and surrounding areas in the past few years. Dedicated Christian volunteers come from around the world to bless the people of Israel with the work of their hands. As they plaster and paint cracked and peeling walls, repair rusted plumbing, replace defective electrical wiring, fix broken windows or doors that won’t close, they are blessing Israel’s poor and elderly.Continue Reading »
An act of Islamic vandalism on a wall of Judaism’s holiest site, the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, has elicited outrage on the part of archaeologists. In March, the word “Allah” was found carved into the eastern wall of the Temple Mount. The Arabic letters are approximately a foot tall (30.5 centimeters).Continue Reading »
The Gaza Strip is becoming the Hamas state, no doubt about it. Former Shin Bet (Israeli internal security organization) director Avi Dichter publicly warned that Hamas is setting up in Gaza an “army of thousands of armed men based on the model of Hizbullah in Lebanon.”Continue Reading »
Israeli exports to the European Union (EU) rose 21.9% in the three-month period comprising November 2004 to January 2005, in comparison with the same period a year earlier, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reported in February. The EU remains Israel’s most significant trade partner, with 37% of the country’s imports and exports involving the European continent.Continue Reading »
United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has proposed a US $100 monthly allowance to terrorists who agree to lay down their arms and retire or find another profession, in a proposal of a pension fund for at least 1,000 terrorists.Continue Reading »
Hamas is using the lull in Israel’s offensive actions to stock up on Kassam rockets, mines, and mortar shells in the Gaza Strip, according to defense sources.
Kassam rocket makers have begun stealing and using street-sign pipes because of a lack of raw materials. Apparently, street signs are becoming rare in Gaza. Hamas is working at a heightened pace to produce more weaponry, in order to be better prepared for future hostilities if and when the de facto cease-fire breaks down and they are again targeted by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).Continue Reading »
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