2022-07-11 Samaria, Israel:
So, Israel has recently shot down drones from Iran and Hezbollah (Iran’s proxy army terrorist group which runs the Lebanese government and is active in Syria as well). As for nukes in Iran, this time around neither the USA nor the Israeli government are stable and strong enough to do much: Israel increasingly needs to look to YHWH alone for protection. Meanwhile, USA’s President Biden travels to Saudi Arabia this week, I suppose to make oil deals, which is odd considering he closed down lots of oil business in Texas; but anyway… and then after that, the White House plans to stop by Israel for a visit, and the government coalition has just fallen apart here, last week.
So with all that in mind, this morning an unmarked military plane, about the size of a C-141 passed over my house in Samaria. It was an unusual sound, much lower rumble than the commercial planes ✈️ and instead of flying west towards Ben Gurion airport, this one was heading South-East. Very strange. Two minutes later, a plane with commercial markings and colorings followed behind on the exact same path.
Therefore, I think that flight had less to do with Iran, and more to do with Saudi Arabia. It may have been US or Israel military and support staff heading over to assist the White House people in Saudi Arabia. All this to say – let’s remember to pray for the leaders of the USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, as the Bible instructs us to do – regardless of any opinions we have about them. If we pray for them to become saved, and serve YHWH, and walk according to His purposes, things will certainly be better. Thanks.
As of 2021, Tel Aviv has displaced Paris as the most expensive city to live in; also outpacing Manhattan and Singapore.
This is largely due to the dollar’s weakness relative to the strengths of the shekel. The result: a US dollar now trades at a 14% loss for the shekel. So the dollar’s buying power in Israel has decreased by 14%.
For every $100, now $114 are needed to buy the same amount of goods in Israel.
Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai quoted in Israeli media:
“Tel Aviv will become increasingly more expensive, just as the entire country is becoming more expensive,” he said in an interview with Haaretz. “The fundamental problem is that in Israel there is no alternative metropolitan center. In the United States, there is New York, Chicago, Miami and so on. In Britain, there’s Greater London, Manchester and Liverpool. There you can move to another city if the cost of living is too onerous.”
26 Mar 2021 Jerusalem Post Pg 4:
While the world tries to pretend that the government regime in Iran is as harmless as the Boy Scouts, with a new administration in the US White House, Iran has attacked Israeli ships for two months in a row.
Israel needs our prayers, and courageous prayer warriors on the front lines in Israel.
Here in the Middle East, it’s not every day that some nation makes an announcement of peace with Israel. The last time it happened was with Jordan in 1994. Prior to that it was Egypt, and that’s it. But the question is – is this good for the Middle East, good for Israel, good for the world?
Israel is dealing with the plague; In the midst of political changes; Three national elections in one year; and then the neighbors pick up again with explosive packages carried by balloons, incendiary balloons lighting fires in the southern farmlands (this is a recognized war crime); Rockets fired at civilian homes (another war crime).
Taking the high ground, the army responds by targeting missile launch sites, missile factories, and terror tunnels (not a war crime).
So, first of all, let’s take a look at Genesis 12:3.
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