zondag 18 september 2016

woensdag 7 september 2016

Netanyahu visits The Netherlands

Israel is slowly trying to convince Europe that the Jewish state is a key player in efforts to stem a rising tide of Islamic terrorism, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday morning as he made his way to the Continent for a two-day visit.

“Europe as a whole is undergoing changes. It faces very great challenges over the spread of radical Islamic terrorism,” he said as he boarded his plane to the Netherlands.

Netanyahu plans to discuss with his interlocutors Israel’s “central role” as the “most stable and most stabilizing element in the Middle East,” one that contributes greatly to preventing the spread of terrorism, he added.

“This is a new understanding; it is important, of course, for Israel and the states of the region but it is also very important for Europe,” he said. “It is this understanding that we are working to instill gradually in all European countries.”

In The Hague, the prime minister will meet his Dutch counterpart, Mark Rutte, to discuss bilateral issues and regional developments. Netanyahu is also slated to meet King Willem-Alexander at the Noordeinde Palace. It will be Netanyahu’s first meeting with the monarch since he succeeded to the throne in April 2013.

Netanyahu will visit the Dutch parliament and conduct meetings with Senate President Ankie Broekers-Knol and House of Representatives Speaker Khadija Arib. In a planned meeting with members of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, he is set to “present Israel’s policy in the regional context and vis-à-vis Europe,” according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

Despite occasional disagreements, mainly about the settlements, the Netherlands is considered to be among Israel’s closest allies in Europe. Netanyahu sees Rutte as a personal friend.


dinsdag 6 september 2016

Netanyahu gewoon in Nederland, banden tussen ons en Israël blijven opperbest

Hoera, de haters hebben verloren!

Ondanks de pro-Palestijnse lobby om premier Netanyahu van Israël de toegang tot Nederland te ontzeggen of zelfs direct uit te leveren aan het Internationaal Strafhof, zijn gestrand.

Een staatsbezoek van de premier van Israël: ooit was dat in Nederland gewoon een vriendschappelijke en nietszeggende formaliteit (zoals staatsbezoeken van welk land dan ook dat doorgaans plegen te zijn), maar ditmaal was het anders. Oud-premier Dries van Agt riep op nationale televisie openlijk op om premier Benjamin Netanyahu – volgens dolle Dries een “oorlogsmisdadiger” – voor het internationale gerecht te brengen, op Radio 1 werden enkele vertegenwoordigers van de joodse gemeenschap de huid volgescholden en in de Schilderswijk laaide het antisemitisme op tot ongekende hoogten. Vandaag stonden zelfs enkele boze bejaarde Arafat-sjaaltjes een petitie te overhandigen aan de Tweede Kamer, waarin werd opgeroepen tot het boycotten van Netanyahu’s bezoek aan ons parlement.

Als ik zou zeggen ‘bizar’, dan zou dit nog een understatement zijn om deze golf van haat richting Israël en Netanyahu te omschrijven. Triest hoe antisemitisme, antizionisme en een algeheel gebrek aan kennis over het Midden-Oosten tot deze situatie hebben kunnen leiden. Israël is een fatsoenlijk land, en moet dan ook fatsoenlijk behandeld worden. Jammer dat enkele ongelikte beren er dan toch voor kunnen zorgen dat er een naar sfeertje rond dit staatsbezoek is komen te hangen.

Maar: er is ook goed nieuws, want gelukkig zijn ook de pro-Israëlische krachten nog op volle sterkte aanwezig.


maandag 29 augustus 2016

High Priest is Chosen by Sanhedrin, Temple Service Could Be One Week Away

A significant step was recently taken towards reinstating the Temple service when the nascent Sanhedrin selected Rabbi Baruch Kahane as the next Kohen Gadol (high priest).

The selection was made as a precaution for Yom Kippur. If the political conditions should change, allowing the Jews access to the Temple Mount, they will be required by Torah law to bring the sacrifices. Rabbi Kahane is confident that if that should happen, Temple service could begin in less than one week.

Rabbi Kahane is a prominent scholar, knowledgeable in the complicated laws pertaining to the subject of the Temple Service. He is part of the Halacha Berurah Institute, established by Rabbi Avraham Isaac HaCohen Kook, the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, which deals with the elucidation of Jewish law from its Talmudic sources (Oral Law) and commentaries. He has played a prominent role in all the reenactments of the Temple services performed to date.

This year has already seen much Temple-oriented activity: the Temple Institute has created a registry of kohanim; established a school for educating men of the priestly class in the details of the Temple service; and performed reenactments on all the holidays, including the especially significant Passover sacrifice.

Read more at: breakingisraelnews

Rabbi Baruch Kahane

zondag 21 augustus 2016

Islamic Rocket from Gaza strikes Sderot, IAF returns fire in Gaza

A rocket was shot into Sderot along the Gaza border. A Code Red siren was heard in the region. The IDF confirms that a rocket shot from Beit Hanoun in Gaza landed in Sderot.

When police searched the area, they found a rocket had exploded between two houses in the city of Sderot. Police have closed off the area; a bomb squad is at the scene.

No one is reported injured.

Sderot, a town in the western Negev, has been targeted by more than 10,000 rockets since 2001.


Israeli aircraft target Hamas infrastructures in Gaza

Are you helping the least of Jesus' brothers?

World Vision: a 'Christian' charity on an anti-Israel mission

Geld 'çhristelijke' hulporganisatie World Vision naar Hamas gesluisd

Israel greets 233 new Olim from North American

233 North Americans arrived today in Israel on an El Al Boeing 777 chartered by NefeshB’Nefesh, to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel). The flight was facilitated in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Immigrant Absorption, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth Le’Israel (KKL), JNF-USA and Tzofim-Garin Tzabar.

The passengers included 75 young men and women who will become Israeli citizens and volunteer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). They are moving to Israel as ‘Lone Soldiers’, youngsters who left their families in the US and Canada to move to Israel and volunteer for the Israeli Army. They will join the over 900 Lone Soldiers from the US, and the 3,000 Lone Soldiers from around the world who are currently serving in the IDF.

The flight’s other passengers included a diverse mix of people from 22 US states and one Canadian province, including 24 families, 78 children and 10 medical professionals. Ages of the immigrants range from 3.5 weeks to 85 years old.

With this flight, NBN celebrated its 50,000th immigrant brought to Israel via the organization, which was founded in 2002.


223 immigranten uit VS en Canada geland in Israël

maandag 15 augustus 2016

zondag 14 augustus 2016

School for Temple Priests Opens in Jerusalem

The Temple Institute has announced the opening of a school to train descendants of the Tribe of Levi for their eventual return to service in the Third Temple.

“We are extremely excited to announce this new step towards the restoration of the Holy Temple service. We call first and foremost upon Kohanim [Levitical priests] worldwide to support this special project, which signifies a return to their birth right,” read a statement from Temple Institute director Rabbi Chaim Richman.

In a separate comment, Rabbi Richman noted that “preparation for the Temple is no longer a dream, it’s a reality, in which everyone can play a part.”

The Temple Institute has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund the priestly training, which will include courses on how to apply modern technology to Temple service.

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is currently occupied by the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa Mosque, which Muslims now claim as their third holiest site.

Many Jews and Christians believe a Third Temple will one day take the place of the Muslim holy sites in accordance with several biblical prophecies.


School voor Tempelpriesters opent in Jeruzalem