I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
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Friday, August 04, 2006

 

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Thanks and praise to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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Prayer Letter – August 3, 2006

JNN NEWS, P.O. Box 7411, Jerusalem 91073, Israel

"Their people, drained of power, are dismayed and put to shame. They are like plants ... like grass sprouting on the roof, scorched before it grows up." Kings 19:26


OLMERT: THERE WILL BE NO CEASE-FIRE IN COMING DAYS: Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday evening that there would be no cease-fire in the coming days, despite a 48-hour halt in Israel Air Force activity in Lebanon. "Israel is continuing to fight," Olmert said in an address to the nation from Tel Aviv. He said the offensive in southern Lebanon would end when the rockets fired by Hezbollah cease and the two Israel Defense Forces soldiers abducted on July 12 are returned. (Haaretz)

KANA COLLAPSE WAS HOURS AFTER ATTACK: Over 50 civilians, most of them children, were killed on Sunday in a building in the southern Lebanese village of Kfar Kana, apparently as a result of an IAF missile strike. Air Force officials said that the three-story building had been struck a little after midnight and that it only collapsed seven hours later. One high-ranking IAF officer said the IDF had warned Kfar Kana residents to evacuate the village in anticipation of airstrikes on Katyusha launchers. The building hit Sunday was chosen as a target after intelligence indicated that Hizballah guerrillas were hiding inside, where Katyusha rockets and launchers were also hidden. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed deep regret for the harm inflicted on the civilians in Kfar Kana. (Jerusalem Post)

HIZBALLAH ESCALATES WAR WITH NEW LONG-RANGE ROCKETS: Hizballah terrorists late Friday afternoon fired five new longer-range missiles, never before seen in Israel, on the city of Afula. It is the furthest south they have hit. Netanya may have been their target. Reports say that each rocket carried 200 pounds of explosives. No one was injured in the attack, and the IDF announced shortly afterwards that Air Force planes succeeded in destroying the launcher that fired the missiles. (Arutz-7) "No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you." Isaiah 54:17

MIRACLE IN NORTH: 120 ROCKETS, ONLY 4 LIGHTLY INJURED:
Hizballah terrorists attacked Israel with hundreds of rockets throughout northern Israel, but only four people suffered injuries. One person was wounded seriously, three others suffered light wounds and several others were treated for shock. The injured were in Ma'alot and in a Haifa suburb. Dozens of rockets hit Kiryat Shemona, the Haifa area, Tiberias, Tzfat, Karmiel and Druze and Arab villages in the Lower Galilee. (Arutz-7)

AL QAEDA CHIEF DECLARES JIHAD AGAINST JEWISH STATE:
Al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a call for Jihadists around the globe to attack Israel and make the entire region, "from Spain to Iraq" into an Islamic kingdom. Al-Zawahiri declared a Jihad (holy war) against Israel on behalf of the global Jihadist movement. "…War with Israel does not depend on ceasefires. It is Jihad for sake of God and will last until our religion prevails from Spain to Iraq." Islamists believe that Spain was once controlled by Muslims, and must be wrested from the hands of the infidel." (Arutz-7) "May all who seek to take my life be put to shame...; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace." Psalm 40: 14


IDF PREPARED FOR ATTACK BY SYRIA: While Israel is not interested in opening a front against Syria, if President Bashar Assad decides to attack Israel, the IDF will respond harshly and with its full might, a high-raking IDF officer in the Northern Command told the press on Sunday. The IDF is also concerned about a possible Syrian attack on Israel in response to the ongoing IDF operations in Lebanon. Syria has increased its alert along the border out of fear in Damascus that Israel might attack Syria. (Jerusalem Post)

NASRALLAH IS IN DAMACUS:
A top Iranian envoy was in Syria late last week for talks on the Israeli-Hizballah conflict in a meeting that brought together the terrorist organization's two key sponsors. A Kuwaiti newspaper reported that Hizballah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah was taking part in the session. Kuwait's Al-Siyassah newspaper said the meeting was designed to discuss ways to maintain supplies to Hezbollah fighters with Iranian arms flowing through Syrian territories. (Jerusalem Post)

NASRALLAH'S HIZBALLAH SEEKS TO SURVIVE ISRAEL'S OFFENSIVE:
Hizballah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah sought to ensure his group's survival in Lebanon by lowering the bar for what would constitute victory. He defined victory as a successful defense, and has not shied away from acknowledging the gravity of defeat. A defeat in Lebanon will end the region's resistance movements, the Palestinian cause, and impose Israel's conditions for a (Middle East) settlement, he warned in a recent television interview. We love martyrdom, he said, but we take precautions to deny the enemy an easy victory. (Daily Alert) "Your enemies will be clothed in shame, and the tents of the wicked will be no more." Job 8:22

U.N. CALLS HIZBALLAH'S HIDING AMONG CIVILIANS "COWARDLY" ACT:
The chief humanitarian U.N. administrator who visited Lebanon last week, said Hizballah is the cause of hundreds of civilian deaths. "I heard they were proud because they lost very few fighters and that it was the civilians bearing the brunt of this. I don't think anyone should be proud of having many more children and women dead than armed men," Jan Egeland said. (Israel Hasbara Committee News) "May those who say to me, 'Aha Aha ' be appalled at their own shame." Psalm 40:15

IRANIANS VOLUNTEER TO FIGHT ISRAEL:
Surrounded by yellow Hizballah flags, more than 60 Iranian volunteers set off last week to join what they called a holy war against Israeli forces in Lebanon. The group plans to join about 200 other volunteers on the way to the Turkish border. Iran says it will not attempt to stop volunteer guerrillas. Iran and Syria are Hizballah's main sponsors. We are just the first wave of Islamic warriors from Iran, said Amir Jalilinejad, chairman of the Student Justice Movement that helped recruit the fighters. More will come from here and other Muslim nations around the world. Hizballah needs our help. (CNN) "In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?" Psalm 56:4

HP BUYS ISRAELI COMPANY FOR $4.5 BILLION:
HP announced last week that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Israeli software company Mercury, a leading IT management software and services company, through a cash tender offer for $52.00 per share. This is an enterprise value of approximately $4.5 billion. It marks the second highest deal in the history of Israeli hi-tech. (Jerusalem Post)
Visit the new www.greetingsfromjerusalem.com site to purchase Messianic and Judaica gifts, a wide assortment of books, praise and worship music, videos, jewelry and other study materials. This is a tangible way to show support and solidarity with the people of Israel. People in North America can purchase on-line now.
Blessings from Jerusalem,

Barry Segal with the Editorial Staff

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