Thursday, February 22, 2007
VFI Prayer Letter – February 20, 2007
Prayer Letter – February 20, 2007
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"The violence of the wicked will drag them away for they refuse to do what is right." Proverbs: 21:7
FATAH-HAMAS AGREEMENT COMPLICATES RICE'S MIDEAST TRIP: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice deems the new Palestinian power-sharing government that includes to be a complicating factor in this week's peace mission in Jerusalem. The U.S. recognizes that while Abbas is a mainstream leader,
: 'WE WILL NOT RECOGNIZE is an extremist group that must be isolated. Rice said the new government falls short of standards that would allow a resumption of international aid, as did the led government before it. The US and Israel agreed ahead of a three-way meeting with the Palestinians to shun any new Palestinian government that does not renounce violence, recognize Israel and accept existing peace agreements. (Haaretz/J.Post)ISRAEL OR STOP VIOLENCE : Hamas spokesman, Mushir Al-Masri, has stated that the newly formed Hamas-Fatah unity government will neither recognize Israel nor abandon terror. Al-Masari further said that before the Mecca agreement and after the Mecca agreement are exactly the same. (Daily Alert) "Pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence." Psalm 73:6
EU NOT READY TO RESUME AID TO PALESTINIAN GOVERNMENT: The EU confirmed it will not resume aid to the Palestinian government regardless of the unity accord signed between and . Israel gladly received the EU's affirmation that it will continue with economic boycotts levied on the Palestinian government since the terrorist group was voted into power last March. (Arutz-7) "The trouble he causes recoils on himself..." Psalm 7:16
CONGRESS FREEZES $86m MEANT FOR ABBAS: Congress has frozen $86 million in proposed security assistance to . The grant had been designated to train soldiers loyal to Abbas to fight . However, questions as to how the funds will be used have arisen in light of the Fatah-Hamas unity agreement. A U.S. diplomat, late last week, also informed the PA Chairman that the U.S. will shun any members of a future Hamas-Fatah coalition. (J.Post) "No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth." Psalm 58:2
PALESTINIAN TERRORISM INCREASES, AIDED BY HIZBALLAH: Palestinian terrorist violence in Israel has increased following the Fatah-Hamas agreement and Israel's Rambam (Mughabi) excavations. Twelve people have been wounded in serious rock-throwing incidents since Feb.11th. Those arrested in recent IDF round-ups are disclosing close ties to terrorists in Lebanon. They say is gathering data on Israel's security and compiling information on Israel's electricity and energy facilities. is funded, supported, and supervised by as well as . (Arutz-7/IHC News) "Prepare chains, because the land is full of bloodshed and the city is full of violence." Ezekiel 7:23
EU: IRANIAN BOMB UNSTOPPABLE: The European Union days ago circulated a report to the EU's 27 national governments saying that Iran's nuclear bomb is now unstoppable. The document states that the Iranian nuclear program has not been affected by diplomatic pressure. It further warns that the problems with cannot be resolved through economic sanctions alone. (J. Post)
: 'ONLY NUCLEAR BOMB WILL WORK WITH ISRAEL': Mohammed el-Katatny of Egypt's National Democratic Party said recently that nothing will work with Israel except for a nuclear bomb that wipes it out of existence. The statement came in response to Israel's excavations near the Al-Aqsa Mosqe in . The work has inflamed angry reactions though out the Arab world including threats of jihad and a third intifada. (Haaretz) "Violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked." Proverbs 10:11
AL-QAIDA THREATENS HITTING US OIL FLOW: An al-Qaida terrorist faction, late last week, posted an article on the Internet urging Islamic militants to attack oil facilities world wide, including those in , Mexico and . The stated purpose is to stop the flow of oil to the U.S. said in its monthly magazine that cutting oil supplies to the U.S. would help end the American occupation of and . (J.Post)
EMPLOYMENT SERVICE: ISRAELIS CAN REPLACE ALL FOREIGN WORKERS: Nearly 200,000 Israelis are currently registered as unemployed with the National Employment Service, and could potentially replace foreign workers in construction, agriculture, industry, restaurants, and care for the elderly. Service's Director General, Esther Dominisini, told the Knesset last week that she has formulated a plan to gradually replace the 85,000 foreign workers currently legally employed in Israel. The government also decided to reduce the number of permits issued to foreign workers in agriculture and care for the elderly. (Haaretz)
ANCIENT DATE SEED GROWS IN ISRAEL: Methuselah is the name of a young sapling, which was germinated from a 2,000-year-old date seed found at Masada. Following discovery, it was placed in isolation for two years to protect it from modern diseases and then planted. Last week Methuselah underwent chronological testing, which confirmed the tree grew from a seed that lived when Romans ruled the land. Scientists believed a new species of date that once flourished in Judea can be developed from the mature tree. (Haaretz) "There is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail." Job 14:7
Mark the Dates for the Vision for Israel conference, March 22-24. Call toll-free at for more information. We will be dedicating the new home of The Joseph Storehouse in , North Carolina on Saturday, March 22. Check the VFI website for your downloadable brochure and on-line registration.
Vision for Israel and The Joseph Storehouse invite you to a charity ball event in Texas on March 27th, 2007 at 7:00pm. We will be honoring seven-time Cy Young award winner , enjoying kosher fun food and a concert by Barry & Batya Segal. The evening will feature a silent and live auction. Just $35 per person includes all; checks made payable to Vision for Israel. RSVP by March 20, 2007. The venue is: 804 Russel Palmer Road, , Texas. Please call firstname.lastname@example.org
Succot 2007: Plan early to join us September 25 - October 7th for the 7th year anniversary of the Succot celebration and 40 years of a united for more information or contact us by Email: Jerusalem. This is going to be a very special year for Israel. Our coming Succot event will be a combination of Messianic teaching, worship and touring the Land during the one major Feast that has not yet been fulfilled by Yeshua. For more details go to the website www.succotcelebration.com . The USA price is now listed at the tour page of the website, but we have only 40 places for the on flights reserved. So pray and don't delay First come, first served.
Be sure to view the new VFI television program called "Roots and Reflections," starting next month. It will be broadcast daily at 7:30pm on Genesis, a television station being launched on UK satellite television in March 2007. "Roots and Reflections " will take the message of the believers in Israel to the Body of Messiah in . We know you'll be blessed!
Visit our recently updated humanitarian aid website at: www.visionforisrael.com . We now provide an on-line donations service. Start the New Year off by sending an offering to the Lord for the work and ministry in Israel
Blessings from ,
Barry Segal with the Editorial Staff