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… the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts. (Psalm 46:4-6)
Taken in 1931, this view of Jerusalem from the air looks at the Temple Mount from the east. Shabbat shalom, friends.Comments (0) »
Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 2:26 PM | Stand For Israel
Daniel Pipes includes a handy listing of some of the more amusing and ludicrous attempts by a wide variety of voices in the mainstream media and more than a few world leaders to pretend that Jerusalem is either not the capital of the Jewish state or that there is some level of ambiguity about the question:
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An article on Jan. 23, “Israel PM urges European ‘fairness’ in Mideast,” states that four European Union states lodged “a formal protest against Tel Aviv’s drive to expand settlements on the West Bank.”
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 9:32 AM | Stand For Israel
Look on Zion, the city of our festivals;
your eyes will see Jerusalem,
a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved;
its stakes will never be pulled up,
nor any of its ropes broken. (Isaiah 33:20)
The Smithsonian has made available the first ever photographs taken of the Holy City – Jerusalem as seen in 1844 by French photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey. Enjoy these historic images of the ancient and eternal city. Shabbat shalom, friends.Comments (0) »
Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 2:44 PM | Stand For Israel
As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
Jerusalem, blanketed in snow, as seen from the Mount of Olives. Shabbat shalom, friends!Comments (1) »
Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 3:22 PM | Stand For Israel
Yesterday thousands of people gathered in the Holy City to celebrate Jerusalem Day, Yom Yerushalayim. Here are a few fabulous photos of the joy-filled festivities!Comments (3) »
Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 11:21 AM | Stand For Israel
As Jerusalem Day comes to a close at sundown today, we reflect on the beauty and wonder of this Holy City:
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 4:08 PM | Stand For Israel
Forty-six years ago today, by the Hebrew calendar, Israeli forces took Jerusalem during the Six Day War – reuniting the city under Jewish sovereignty for the first time in 2,000 years.
This video (at the 16-second mark) includes the famous phrase broadcast by Gen. Motta Gur: Har Habayit B’yadeinu! The Temple Mount is in our hands!
It would be difficult to overstate the improbability, the historical significance, or the national importance of this event, which Israelis and Jews around the world celebrate as Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day. David Ben Gurion, Israel’s leading founder and first Prime Minister, said that Israel could not survive without Jerusalem just as a body could not survive without a heart. In the years since Israel reunified the city, it has enjoyed the only time in its history when all religions are practiced openly, freely, and under the protection of the ruling power. Unlike in the years before 1967, when the Jordanians systematically dynamited every synagogue in the Old City including some that were thousands of years old, Israel has protected the holy sites of all religions. (more…)Comments (19) »
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 at 9:59 AM | Stand For Israel
Though it is officially celebrated this year on May 8th, Jerusalem Day already began at sundown in Israel, and will last until sundown tomorrow. Yom Yerushalayim is the commemoration of the Holy City’s miraculous liberation during 1967′s Six Day War.
And this truly is one of the most compelling stories in Israel’s history!
In 1967, Egypt blocked the straits of Tiran, putting a stranglehold on shipping in and out of Israel’s crucially important southern port, Eilat. The combined armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon were poised for attack on the borders of the tiny Jewish state. Israel was presented with a sobering choice: Wait to be invaded, or fight back in self-defense. Knowing that her very existence was in peril, she chose the latter course. The resulting battle, the Six Day War, ended in a stunning victory for Israel that led to the reunification of Jerusalem under Israeli rule.Comments (2) »
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 3:45 PM | Stand For Israel
Just a few hours ago, Jerusalem’s threat level was raised to “high” by officials with intelligence of a terror warning for the capital city.
From the Jerusalem Post:
Emergency services in Jerusalem were placed on high alert on Tuesday due to intelligence reports of a terror threat to the capital. Police, firefighters and paramedics were all in a state of increased preparedness as a result of the alert.
Police gave no further details on Tuesday of what exact intelligence information led to the raising of the alert level.
Friends of Israel, keep the holy city in your prayers! “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels” (Psalm 122:6-7).Comments (10) »
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 12:48 PM | Stand For Israel
This great shot by photographer Noam Chen was snapped in the Jewish Quarter, one of four culturally rich areas (the others three Quarters are: Armenian, Muslim, and Christian) within the ancient walls of Jerusalem’s Old City.
This is what the Lord says: “I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City, and the mountain of the Lord Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.” (Zechariah 8:3)Comments (1) »
Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 2:03 PM | Stand For Israel