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Palestinian official: Western Wall not Jewish

Palestinian official: Western Wall not Jewish

An official Palestinian report claiming that a key Jewish holy site — Jerusalem’s Western Wall — has no religious significance to Jews evoked an angry response from Israelis Wednesday, threatening to further inflame tensions over the disputed city.

Decades of archaeology have shown that the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, was a retaining wall of the compound where the two biblical Jewish Temples stood 20 centuries ago. The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third-holiest site, is built atop the ruins.

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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/11/24/international/i072825S44.DTL

Pro-Israel group claims IRS persecution

Pro-Israel group claims IRS persecution

A hawkish pro-Israel group today filed a lawsuit against the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service containing the explosive allegation that the IRS is devoting special scrutiny to pro-Israel groups whose policies conflict with that of the administration.

The group Z Street, intended as a conservative Zionist answer to the liberal J Street, says in its complaint that its counsel was informed that its status as a tax-exempt group was delayed, and could be denied, because of that scrutiny.

More here:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0810/ProIsrael_group_claims_IRS_persecution.html

CANADA TO BOYCOTT DURBAN CONFERENCE

CANADA TO BOYCOTT DURBAN CONFERENCE, SAYS IT “SCAPEGOATS” ISRAEL!
by Elad Benari (IsraelNationalNews)

Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Thursday that his country will not be taking part in the Durban III conference next year.

Speaking at a press conference and quoted in AFP, Kenney said: “Our government has lost faith in the Durban process. We will not be part of this event, which commemorates an agenda that promotes racism rather than combats it.”

Kenney called the conference a “charade” and a “hatefest”, and said that it is essentially all about criticizing Israel. “The government of Canada will not lend Canada’s good name to the organized exercise in scapegoating (Israel) that is the Durban process.”

More here:

http://hftm.org/blog/?p=1390

Happy Birthday Alice!

Today Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest survivor of Hitler’s holocaust, turns 107 years old. Read her incredible story here:

ALICE
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Why Bless Israel?

Why Bless Israel?
By Brian C Thomas

Introduction

Why bless Israel? When God made the covenant with Abraham, He spoke the following, “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” – Genesis 12:3. God was not only referring to Abraham as an individual, He was also referring to Abraham’s descendants, which are the Jews. Therefore, we are commanded to not only bless the physical nation of Israel in the Middle East but to also bless all Jews throughout the world. When God made His promise to Abraham, He also made a promise to the entire world that He would bless anyone that blesses Israel.

More here:

http://blessingstoisrael.com/content.cfm?id=341

Urgent Prayer Requests

Please read these urgent announcements and prayer requests regarding two great Bible teachers and defenders of Israel; Jacob Prasch and David Hocking.