Headlines from Jerusalem, 12 January 2017

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” Galatians 3:26-28


Abbas to Meet Pope Francis on Saturday

Furious diplomatic activity by all sides is reportedly proceeding in the run up to Sunday’s meeting in Paris which will see senior diplomats from 70 countries coming together to discuss relations between Israel and the Palestinians. On Saturday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican, one of many meetings he is holding this week with senior European officials.
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Hamas Hackers Infiltrating IDF Phone Networks

The IDF announced on Wednesday that it has exposed a network of hackers working for the Islamist terror militia Hamas which rules the Gaza Strip. Among their tactics was to attempt to lure IDF soldiers to download Trojan Horse spyware onto their mobile devices. The methods employed to trick soldiers into downloading the Spyware included using the hacked accounts of young women as bait to lure the soldiers into online liaisons.
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Israeli Arabs Strike to Protest Government Actions

A general strike was observed Wednesday by Israel’s Arab population, covering schools, stores and local government offices in dozens of Arab villages around the country. The strike was in protest of the government’s decision to demolish several illegally built structures in the Arab village of Kalansuwa on Tuesday, and plans were announced for a large protest march to take place in that village on Friday.

Tensions Rising in Gaza Amidst Electricity Shortage

Potential unrest is brewing the Gaza Strip, ruled by the Islamist terror militia Hamas, over electricity shortages which have persisted for several weeks, growing more acute in recent days. Residents are struggling to heat their homes in the middle of an unusually cold winter, as Palestinian Authority officials blame Hamas and the international community for failing to pay for the fuel needed to run the Strip’s sole electrical plant. Hamas has in turn blamed the PA for refusing to lift taxes on imported fuel which make running the plant so expensive.


Debunking 11 False Assumptions Regarding Israel
Alan Baker, JCPA

Further to the recent publication of “Ten False Assumptions Regarding Israel,” which addressed many of the widely-held and universally-disseminated false and mistaken assumptions regarding Israel, a number of additional false assumptions – some even more willful and malicious – are addressed.
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ICEJ International Branches

At this time, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem is experiencing a huge open door in front of us, inviting us to come into the nations and share our message. And for this we need partners!
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Feast of Tabernacles 2017: 6-11 Oct

The 2017 Feast will be an historic convocation with great prophetic significance as Israel celebrates 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem. You don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience to celebrate this Jubilee feast in the “City of God”!
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Today’s news was written and compiled by Aaron Hecht.

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