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“Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
hist faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalm 100:4-5)
To celebrate Thanksgiving, Stand for Israel is suspending activity Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27. We’ll be back on Monday, November 30 — and rest assured, if any critically important developments related to Israel come up over the weekend, we’ll be here to let you know about them. We wish each and every one of you a happy Thanksgiving, and thank you all for always standing for Israel!Comments (0) »
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 2:56 PM | Stand for Israel
As the world hopes for peace in Syria and that all refugees can finally find safety from the brutal and ongoing war, we also continue to support and pray for the millions who’ve been displaced. But why isn’t anyone talking about the Christians in the Middle East? Writing at the Jewish Journal, David Suissa wonders why we have forgotten about the many persecuted Christians, who suffer oppression every day because of their faith:
In all the self-righteous talk we’ve been hearing about Muslim refugees from Syria, who’s talking about the Christians? Over the past several years, no religious group has been more persecuted throughout the Middle East than the Christians. And yet, hardly a peep.
Yes, the Jewish way is not either/or. We’re supposed to be inclusive. So, with all the beautiful, heartfelt sentiment so many American Jews are expressing for Muslim refugees, why are we not including oppressed Christians in our hearts?…
The irony is that the very persecution of Christians makes it harder to rescue them. As Patrick Goodenough reports on CNSNews.com, the U.S. federal government relies on the United Nations in the refugee application process – and since Syrian Christians are often afraid to register with the U.N., they and other non-Muslims are left out.
This means that refugees in most need of rescue are hardest to reach. But isn’t that the real meaning of compassion — to go the extra mile for those in greatest need? Even if we put aside the charged issue of Muslim terrorists possibly infiltrating the refugees, and just look at basic human need, don’t we owe it to the Christians to pay more attention to their plight?
If the most powerful country on Earth can’t go the extra mile to rescue Christian refugees, who will?
If the most powerful man on Earth can’t bring justice to the most oppressed, who will?
Who will speak up for the most persecuted religious group in the world?
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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 10:43 AM | Stand for Israel
November 25, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
A 20-year-old Israeli man was seriously injured in a terrorist stabbing in Hebron.
November 24, 2015 – 7:30 a.m.
Three IDF soldiers and an Israeli Border Police officer were wounded in a terrorist car-ramming attack in the West Bank
November 23, 2015 – 7:00 a.m.
Two young Israelis – a 20-year-old IDF soldier and a 21-year-old woman – were killed in terrorist stabbings over the last 24 hours.
November 19, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
Three have been killed and many more have been injured in a two-pronged shooting and car-ramming attack in Gush Etzion in the West Bank.
November 19, 2015 – 7:30 a.m.
Two Israelis were killed and two more were wounded in a stabbing attack while they prayed in Tel Aviv.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 9:09 AM | Stand For Israel
This week, Israel has buried two of its young people, both of them killed in terrorist stabbing attacks. Today, Israel Hayom reports that yet another Israeli was seriously injured in yet another stabbing:
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A 20-year-old Israeli man was seriously wounded on Wednesday morning near Hebron when he was stabbed in the upper body by a Palestinian terrorist.
The terrorist was shot and wounded by security forces at the scene of the attack…
The area has been the scene of almost daily Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israelis in recent weeks.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 9:07 AM | Stand for Israel
While the whole world is now a target for terrorists, the Jewish people still remain especially at risk. In the wake of the Paris attacks, JTA reports, the Department of Homeland Security has called for Jewish agencies to initiate greater security:
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“If they have not developed security management plans, they need to get those plans,” Goldenberg told JTA. “We’re asking Jewish agencies to institutionalize security as a part of the culture…”
Mayorkas explained how even when a primary target is not Jewish, the attackers may seek out Jewish targets in a secondary attack. He noted the attacks in Paris in January, where a satirical magazine that had mocked Islam was the first target; subsequently, attackers targeted a kosher supermarket.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 9:01 AM | Stand for Israel
Israel is under the greatest threat in many years, facing the constant terrorist attacks being carried out against her people. To beat the terrorists, writes The Times of Israel’s David Horovitz, will not only entail physically defeating them, but by exposing radical Islam for what it is:
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The national mood is grim. The fear of attack is relentless…
When people come at you with a gun or a knife or scissors or bombs or their car, you had better stop them first. Ideally, you’ll identify and thwart them before they set out. The fight needs to be physically taken to the enemy. But it also needs to be waged educationally — in the schools and the mosques and online. The advocates and apologists must be afforded no tolerance.
We’ll not beat the many-headed Islamist terror monster until that ostensible religious imperative is shattered — until radical Islam, that is, is exposed, marginalized and ultimately defeated as the murderous death cult it is.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 8:30 AM | Stand for Israel
The 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center has long been suspected to be the work of Iran. Now, Forward reports, Argentina’s new president will cancel an agreement to jointly probe the bombing with Iran:
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The newly elected president of Argentina said he will cancel the agreement signed with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, as he vowed during the campaign…
The agreement has been criticized by Israel and Argentina’s Jews, among others. Iran has been accused of being behind the AMIA bombing, which killed 85 and injured hundreds.
Macri has a recent history of close relations with Argentine Jewry and Israel.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 8:01 AM | Stand for Israel
Earlier today, we reported on Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with PM Netanyahu. Later, Kerry met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Arutz Sheva reports, and expressed outrage at the terrorist violence the Jewish state is facing:
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“This is a difficult time, we all know that. When citizens can be murdered, like Ezra Schwartz, my citizen from Massachusetts, who was on a mission here to learn and to share. And when as the citizens can be gunned down, like a soldier yesterday, and in the marketplace in Jerusalem. This is a challenge to all civilized people. We all have a responsibility to condemn that violence, to make it clear that you no frustration, no politics, no ideology, no emotion, justifies taking innocent lives.”
He added, “I stand here with you to express our outrage at this kind of violence, to condemn this violence, and to make it clear that Israel not only has a right to defend itself, but has an obligation to do so. The United States will continue to stand with Israel in support of your desire to live in peace and stability, without that violence.”
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 2:31 PM | Stand for Israel
Today, Israel mourns a young IDF soldier, killed in a stabbing yesterday. And we’ve also learned that three soldiers and a police officer were wounded in an attack today. Yet young people who stand for Israel still gladly and bravely serve the nation and its people. Writing at Israel Hayom, a veteran of an elite Israeli combat unit writes a letter to his brother, who this week is making aliyah and enlisting in the IDF:
In the end, what will change most is you. When you enlist you will be fulfilling your dream, as well as the dream Jews have had for two thousand years to come home to the land of Israel. Our grandmother survived the Holocaust and dreamed of building a country where Jews would be safe and able to defend themselves, and you are now accepting the responsibility of protecting that country.
So during all those moments when you feel lost or confused, and you are trying to remember what went through your mind when you decided to come to Israel and join the IDF in the first place; or at the 47th kilometer of the Beret March, when your body hurts and you just want the whole thing to be over, don’t think about how much further you have to go. You have already made it. You are home.
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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 8:14 AM | Stand for Israel