Pressure is mounting in the Middle East and I’d like to give you a special report on what happened in Israel today. I’m also inviting you to join me now in wishing the Jewish state a “Happy 70th Anniversary”! — Mat.
Sirens wailed throughout Israel today and normal life ceased in the Jewish state.
People stood silent on sidewalks and traffic came to a standstill. Israelis emerged from their vehicles, standing on roads for two minutes in solemn commemoration of the six million Jews systematically murdered by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust.
Later, members of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, honored the victims of Hitler’s savagery by reciting their names for two hours during Israel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.
++ Your signature now celebrates Israel today
I’d like to invite you to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and celebrate Israel today by signing our “Happy 70th Anniversary” card to Israel. We will present it to Israeli officials on May 14th, the 70th birthday of the modern state of Israel and the date on which the American embassy opens in Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal capital.
By adding your name now to the “Happy 70th Anniversary” card you send a strong signal of support for the Jewish state. And that support has never been more needed.
++ Netanyahu sends a strong warning to Iran
Just last night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to Iran, vowing Israel will answer Iranian aggression with “steadfastness.”
Iran is threatening retaliation for an Israeli air strike Monday on an Iranian military facility inside Syria. But Netanyahu said Israel is resolved to defend itself.
Netanyahu summarized Israel’s stance as “Steadfastness against aggression, steadfastness on defense, steadfastness on deterrence, steadfastness against anyone who threatens to destroy us.”
The prime minister recounted the lesson of Munich in 1938, when Britain appeased Hitler and opened the door to World War II.
“They sought to prevent war,” Netanyahu said, “but their concessions only brought war nearer.” The West’s failure to stop Hitler’s aggression “at an early stage made humanity pay later a far heavier price—60 million human beings were killed and murdered in the second world war, and among them six million of our own people.”
++ Israel has risen out of the ashes
But now, he said, “We have come upright out of the ashes. We have established a glorious country, a strong, a powerful, a progressive country, a thriving country.”
Each day in Israel, Netanyahu said, “is a real miracle.” And “God willing,” he added, “we will be here forever and ever.”
But Iran—along with other Islamic terror groups including Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza, al Qaeda, and ISIS—is determined to annihilate the Jewish state. Just last year, the commander of Iran’s army declared Israel won’t exist in 25 years.
As you know, an American strike on Syria, which used chemical weapons on its own citizens last Saturday, appears imminent. Russia is warning it will shoot down American missiles if they’re fired. And Iran is threatening retaliation against Israel while Hamas vows to stage violent demonstrations along Israel’s southern border until May 15.
++ Stand with Israel now!
Support Israel and the Jewish people now by signing our “Happy 70th Anniversary” card to Israel. This expression of your love and support for the Jewish state will be presented to Israeli leadership on May 14—Israel’s birthday.
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God bless you. God bless Israel.
Mat Staver, President
Christians in Defense of Israel
P.S. Today, as Israel remembers the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, I urge you to join me in standing with Israel by clicking here to sign the “Happy 70th Anniversary” card wishing the Jewish state a Happy Anniversary!