Terrorist attack at Temple Mount kills 2 Israelis (CIDI)

July 14, 2017

From the desk of Mat Staver
Christians in Defense of Israel

The attacks this morning at the Temple Mount, Israel’s holiest site, underscore the ongoing danger the Jewish nation faces daily from extremists whose goal is to inflict harm. Please see my important update below — Mat.

Dear Friend,

As reported this morning by the New York Times, “In an extraordinarily brazen assault early Friday, three Arab citizens of Israel armed with guns and knives killed two Israeli police officers guarding an entrance to Jerusalem’s holiest site for Jews and Muslims, an emotional and volatile focal point of the Israeli-Arab conflict.”

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin said in a statement. “We cannot allow for agents of murder, who desecrate the name of God, to drag us into a bloody war, and we will deal with a heavy hand against all the arms of terror, and its perpetrators. The state of Israel will defend its sovereignty and its citizens with a strong hand, and will not allow anyone to provoke the region into a bloody war.”

In a highly controversial and potentially explosive move, the area was shut down by the Israeli government preventing Muslims and Jews from praying at the compound. Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  (Psalm 122:6)

+ + Important update on the Taylor Force Act!

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is now considering The Taylor Force Act, a bill which will DEFUND the Palestinian Authority until they cease and denounce their “Pay to Slay” policy, which rewards terrorists and their families for acts against Israel and the United States.

Sen. Graham (R-SC), the bill’s sponsor, spoke emotionally about Taylor Force, a young American, who was slain by a Palestinian terrorist. The terrorist’s family is now among the recipients of Palestinian “Pay to Slay” rewards.

“[Taylor Force's] killer was praised by Palestinian leadership as ‘the pride of young Palestinian terrorists’… and encouraged others to go on killing in their name. I find this reprehensible.”

Foreign policy expert Elliott Abrams reiterated the need for the Taylor Force Act… 

“As long as the Palestinian government is in effect rewarding terror, we need to be sure we make our objections — our condemnation — known, and that cannot be merely in words. Our assistance program must reflect our feeling of repugnance.”

Our taxpayer dollars allocated as “aid” to the Palestinians are funding a radical terror campaign that is killing both Israelis and Americans, including American war hero Taylor Force.

We need 10,000 more signatures on the STOP TAXPAYER FUNDING OF PALESTINIAN TERRORISM AGAINST ISRAEL petition, before our delivery to the Senate. I encourage you to join with us in this vital initiative. One click here and you’ll be automatically added to the petition, which will be delivered before the full Senate vote is taken. 

stop anti-israel terror funding HERE

Thank you for joining with us!

God bless you.  God bless the USA. God bless Israel.

Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel

P.S. The Petition States:
I join with many other pro-Israel Americans in calling for the passage of the Taylor Force Act. The Palestinians must be held accountable for their egregious law that authorizes payments to individuals and their families who commit acts of terrorism against American and Israeli citizens. Economic aid must cease unless the Palestinian Authority stops its outrageous practice of rewarding terrorists and their families with financial aid. No more bonuses for butchery!

Click here to add your name to this important petition:

stop anti-israel terror funding HERE