Jamie writes, "After several years of relative quiet on Israel’s borders, things are heating up. There are three separate issues that are converging now that could lead to serious violence or possibly war."
Jamie writes, "Following the vote of Independence, and with that lengthy sentence above enshrined in the Declaration, the State of Israel became the world’s only Jewish and democratic state. Sadly, however, that democracy is now threatened."
Jamie writes, "The Gaza situation seems like it has no good solution. With Hamas in power, a peaceful resolution appears impossible. In the meantime, please pray for wisdom and restraint on the part of Israel’s military leadership. Finally, pray that Hamas would be exposed to the Palestinians in Gaza as the primary source of their misery."
Jamie writes, "For the fourth year in a row, the Lausanne Congress on Reconciliation sponsored a forum on Israeli Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christian reconciliation, this year held in Cyprus. The topic was social justice issues in Israel."
Jamie writes, "Did you ever wonder if Yeshua would have a Facebook page, and, if so, what photo he would use as his profile pic? How about him walking on the water or multiplying the loaves and fish...?"
Jamie writes, "Now, whether applying for immigration to Israel questions are asked whether the applicant is a Messianic Jew or attends a Messianic Jewish congregation. If they answer yes, they are blocked from immigrating... It is shocking discrimination."
Jamie writes, "Now, the self-proclaimed deal making president is about to launch another attempt. Unlike previous presidents, this one could actually do serious damage."
Jamie writes, "Being exceptional means exhibiting traits and treating others in ways that others desire to emulate. As followers of Yeshua, when we do these things, it brings glory to God. For nations that have been called by God, it means acting in ways that lead to a better world."
Jamie writes, "For the second year in a row I was invited to a reconciliation conference between Israeli Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christians... The purpose this year was to listen to one another’s stories with the hope of building relationships and even working together on projects."
Jamie writes, "The US has reliably, but not always, vetoed such UN resolutions critical of Israel. What happened this time? What are the repercussions? To begin we turn to the Bible."