Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Jerusalem-On -The-Line Prayer Letter October 28th, 2008
Prayer Letter October 28th, 2008
JNN NEWS, P.O. Box 7411, Jerusalem 91073, Israel
"Arise, O Lord, let not man triumph; let the nations be judged in Your presence." Ps 9:19
ISRAEL TO HOLD EARLY ELECTIONS: Tzipi Livni called for new general elections in Israel, saying she failed to form a coalition government. Livni, the foreign minister and prime minister-designate, won the Kadima Party primary in September following Ehud Olmert's resignation. But she was unable to assemble a governing majority and on Sunday said she would not ask Israel's president, Shimon Peres, for more time to bring coalition partners on board. (JTA)
PALESTINIAN MURDERS ISRAELI IN JERUSALEM: A Palestinian was shot and captured after stabbing two Israelis in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo on Thursday. Two police officers stopped the Arab for questioning when he pulled out a knife and stabbed one of them. The wounded policeman fired at the terrorist, but he continued to attack and stabbed a passerby before he was apprehended. The 86-year-old civilian later died of his wounds. (J.Post)
FAMILY MOURNS STABBING VICTIM: Friends and family of Avraham Ozeri, 86, murdered in last week's Jerusalem stabbing attack, voiced sorrow and anger at the killing of the man they described as "salt of the earth." "My father was a man whom everyone loved. To stab a man such as this - and at his age - is an animal-like act," said Ozeri's son. (Ha'aretz)
HAMAS DEMANDS RELEASE OF NOTORIOUS KILLERS: Several murderers are among the 1,500 jailed terrorists Hamas is demanding in exchange for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. The list includes Fatkhi Abu-Sheikh who in 2002 dispatched a suicide bomber to the Park Hotel in Netanya where he murdered 30 Jews and wounded 140 in the tragic "Passover massacre." Atiya Warda sent two suicide bombers to the number 18 bus line in Jerusalem during February and March of l996. The dual attacks killed a total of 45 people and wounded dozens. Hamas wants Warda also set free in a prisoner exchange deal for Shalit. "Justice is turned back and righteousness stands afar off, for truth is fallen in the street and equity cannot enter." Is 59:14
KUNTAR: I WON'T REST UNTIL ISRAEL IS DESTROYED: Three months after being released from an Israeli jail in a prisoner swap deal with Hizbullah, Lebanese terrorist and child-killer Samir Kuntar claims he is more committed than ever towards working to destroy the Jewish state. "As long as there is something called Israel in this region, the resistance must continue. I am ready to take part in any resistance mission," said Kuntar. (J.Post) "The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men." Ps 12:8
MISSOURI STUDENTS ORGANIZE HIT A JEW DAY: A school district spokesman for Parkway Middle School in Chesterfield, Missouri said one of the saddest things about last week's, student-organized "Hit A Jew Day" was a lot of kids knew it about it but didn't say anything to school officials. On this antisemitic occasion at least 10 children were struck on the back by fellow classmates and one was slapped in the face for being Jewish. Others stood by taunting the Jewish youngsters or encouraging their class mates to deliver the hits. Officials said those directly involved could face suspension and required counseling. (AP)
AHMADINEJAD'S HEALTH DETERIORATING: Iranian sources say the health of their president is declining. According to a top aid, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - who has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel - is coping with fatigue caused by low blood pressure and a work overload. The 52-year-old leader has canceled all public appearances and meetings during the past week. Some reports have speculated Ahmadinejad will not be fit to run for an additional presidential term next year. (J.Post)
SPY PIGEONS ARRESTED IN IRAN: Iranian intelligence sources claimed last week they arrested two pigeons near the Nantaz nuclear site. The birds - one in possession of a black metal ring with invisible strings - were charged with espionage. Months ago, the Islamic Republic arrested 12 squirrels for spying. According to Iran's state-sponsored news agency, the squirrels, who were toting foreign spy gear, were captured by quick thinking intelligence agents before the rodents could carry out their mission. (Yahoo) "Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich in your bedroom - a bird of the air may carry your words, and a bird on the wing may report what you say. Eccles 10:20
WORLD'S RICHEST JEW LOSES BILLIONS IN WORLD FINANCIAL CRISIS: US Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson has seen $10 billion melt away since the beginning of the month. Adelson owns 70% of the shares of the Las Vegas Sands (LVS). In less than four week's time LVS corporation shares have plunged by 80%. Analysts attribute the drop in LVS stocks to a general decline in the public's willingness to gamble or vacation at resorts that provide gaming services. Adelson's losses will be felt among a number of Israeli charities, which are recipients of the billionaire's financial support (Ha'aretz) "Cast but a glance at riches and they are gone. They will sprout wings and fly off to the sky." Prov 23:5
Blessings from Jerusalem,
Barry Segal with the Editorial Staff
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Proverbs Chapter 23
1: When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:
2: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
3: Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
4: Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
5: Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
6: Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
7: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
8: The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
9: Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
10: Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
11: For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
12: Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
13: Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
14: Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
15: My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
16: Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
17: Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.
18: For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
19: Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
20: Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
21: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
22: Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
23: Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
24: The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
25: Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
26: My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
27: For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
28: She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
29: Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
30: They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
31: Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
32: At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
33: Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
34: Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
35: They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.