Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tzahal Square (formerly Allenby square) between 1948-1967 was a no mans land between Israeli and Jordanian forces as the Jordanians occupied half of Jerusalem including the old city.

Tzahal Square (formerly Allenby square) between 1948-1967 was a no mans land between Israeli and Jordanian forces as the Jordanians occupied half of Jerusalem including the old city. 
Today it is vibrant part of united Jerusalem the indivisible capital of Israel. This year we celebrate 50 years since Jerusalem was once again united under Jewish sovereignty!

#Jerusalem50 #jerusalemjubilee
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This year we don't celebrate 50 years of Jerusalem being captured by Israel in 1967, we celebrate the rightful owner unifying the holy city. Allowing Jews to pray at the Western Wall for the first time in 19 years. We thank Israel for making it a city where the followers of all religions may visit the places He walked, where the garden tomb is preserved, a place where Christians are safe. 

So to all in Israel thank you and happy Jerusalem Jubilee, if you can't be in Jerusalem this year, we have a special celebration at our DC summit it's going to very special!

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U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and their wives

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We must be the generation who respond "WE CARE" let us not be silent in the face of terror and threats Israel faces. Together at 3.3 million members we can change America for the better and ensure we stand with Israel always.

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There is only one nation and one people that Jerusalem is the capital to. No matter what the UN or anyone thinks or says, Jerusalem is the Jewish city and that comes from a power greater then all the leaders of the world combined. He who has the power over all things!

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Israel launched a third round of air and artillery strikes on Monday evening, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Israel would not tolerate even a “drizzle” of rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.

Earlier in the day, Israeli aircraft and tanks struck a number of targets belonging to Hamas and other Gaza-based terror groups in response to a rocket launched at Israel’s southern coast and guns...

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This Pray for Israel Sunday let us join together to pray for the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces. They leave their homes, their families to stand on the front line against terrorism and extremism. When Israelis send their children to the military, not only are they defending Israel but us in America. So if we can mobilize all our prayer warriors to pray on the Sunday, we ask the Lord bring a cloak of protection over every soldier in the IDF, that the Lord protect those in uniform of the US military. We ask the Lord to give them heavenly strength and tenacity, that they can not be overcome by any enemy. We ask that you guide the leaders of the State of Israel, so they may be courageous, we ask for you divine protection, over all Israel and our nation, now and forever!

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Saturday that Iran was the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald J. Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country’s weapons procurement network.
We are hopeful this a sign from our government that Iran no longer has a pass that came with benefits, to spread terror. There will no longer be a 'look the other way' policy in DC to acts belligerency toward the US and our ally Israel.

As Trump levies new sanctions, defense secretary says ‘it does no good to ignore’ Tehran, but won’t deploy more troops to Middle East

We have no better friend in the world than the state of Israel. At a time when the nations of the world gather to condemn, bully and delegitimize her, it's time we stood up. CUFI has 3.3 million members and growing, isn't time you turned your support for Israel in to something practical, find out more at 

There is no shield or protection greater than that of the Lord! When He is for you, no power on Earth can oppose you. Be diligent in prayer for there is no greater weapon the Lord has given us. Go forth with not fear but with a new found courage for the Lord is with you!

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to travel to Washington, DC, for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump on February 15, the White House announced Monday.
“Our relationship with the only democracy in the Middle East is crucial to the security of both our nations and the president looks forward to discussing continuous strategic, technological, military and intelligence cooperation with the prime minister,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, announcing the meeting.

Prime minister says he will urge US leader to ‘deal with entire failed nuclear program’ after Iran launches missile

Speaking at Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu – after asserting that Israel’s fundamental alliance with the US was “tight and getting tighter” – said he wanted to “make it unequivocally clear that our position has always been, and will always be, that the US Embassy needs to be here, in Jerusalem.”
Our Embassy belongs in Israel's capital, is there a better time to move it than the Jubilee year?

The primer minister's remarks came after the co-chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel indicated that Netanyahu had urged Trump to delay the process of moving…

To celebrate the 50th Jubilee celebration of the re-unification of Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty we will be featuring Bible verse illustrating the Jewish heritage in Jerusalem.
For there is no resolution, edict or proclamation world leaders or bodies can make that can affect the word of the Lord. When He is with us who can be against us.

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In 1950, just two years after the State of Israel was founded, the country’s first commercial delegation set off for South America.
Israel desperately needed trading partners. Unlike its Arab adversaries, Israel did not have natural resources to fund its economy. There was no oil or minerals. Nothing.
The delegation held a couple of meetings but was mostly met with laughs. The Israelis were trying to sell oranges, kerosene stove tops and fake teeth. For countries like Argentina, which grew its own oranges and was connected to the electrical grid, the products were pretty useless.
It’s hard to imagine this is what Israeli exports looked like a mere 67 years ago. Today, Israel is a high-tech superpower.

In 1950, just two years after the State of Israel was founded, the country’s first commercial delegation set off for South America. Israel desperately needed…

Why Israel has the most technologically advanced military on Earth

In 1950, just two years after the state of Israel was founded, the country’s first commercial delegation set off for South America.
Israel desperately needed trading partners. Unlike its Arab adversaries, Israel did not have natural resources to fund its economy. There was no oil or minerals. Nothing.
The delegation held a couple of meetings but was mostly met with laughs. The Israelis were trying to sell oranges, kerosene stove tops and fake teeth. For countries like Argentina, which grew its own oranges and was connected to the electrical grid, the products were pretty useless.
It’s hard to imagine this is what Israeli exports looked like a mere 67 years ago. Today, Israel is a high-tech superpower and one of the world’s top weapons exporters with approximately $6.5 billion in annual arms sales.
Since 1985, for example, Israel is the world’s largest exporter of drones, responsible for about 60 percent of the global market, trailed by the US, whose market share is under 25 percent. Its customers are everywhere — Russia, South Korea, Australia, France, Germany and Brazil.
In 2010, for example, five NATO countries were flying Israeli drones in Afghanistan. How did this happen? How did Israel, a country not yet even 70 years old, become a superpower with one of the most technologically advanced militaries in the world that is changing the way modern wars are fought?
The answer, I believe, is a combination of a number of national characteristics unique to Israel.
First, despite Israel’s small size, about 4.5 percent of its GDP is spent on research and development, almost twice the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development average. Of that amount, about 30 percent goes to products of a military nature. By comparison, only 2 percent of German R&D and 17 percent of the US R&D is for the military.
Another major contribution is the culture of innovation and creativity in Israel. Israelis are more willing to take risks than other nations. They get this from their compulsory military service during which they are tasked, at a young age, to carry out missions often with deadly consequences.
While Israeli 19-year-olds embark on operations behind enemy lines, their Western counterparts can be found in the safety of their college dormitories.
Lastly, Israel has been in a perpetual state of conflict since its inception, fighting a war almost every decade. This reality, of having your back up against the wall, sharpens the mind. It forces Israelis to be creative and come up with innovative ways and weapons to survive.
This is the Israel story …

Robotic border patrols

The Guardium is a part of a new category of robotic weapons known as Unmanned Ground Vehicles or UGVs. Israel is the first country in the world using these robots to replace soldiers on missions like border patrols.
Already, Guardium UGVs are deployed along Israel’s border with Syria in the north and the Gaza Strip in the south.
The Guardium is based on a Tomcar dune-buggy-like vehicle and equipped with a range of sensors, cameras and weapons. It can be driven by a soldier sitting in a command center miles away or receive a pre-designated route for its patrol, making it completely autonomous.

An IDF unmanned ground vehicle, called a Guardium, patrols the border with the Gaza Strip.IDF

The increasing use of robots by the Israel Defense Forces is part of a larger strategy to minimize risk to soldiers when possible. In addition, soldiers require breaks, food and water. All a Guardium needs is a full tank of gas. Other UGVs in use by the IDF include the Segev, which is based on a Ford F-350 pickup truck.
Facing terrorists who use tunnels to infiltrate into Israel from places like the Gaza Strip, Israel is also relying on UGVs like robotic snakes to slither their way into underground passageways and enemy headquarters. The robots will then map out the structures, giving soldiers an accurate picture of a battle area before the place is stormed.
The same is happening at sea. Israeli defense contractor Rafael has developed an unmanned patrol ship called Protector which is being used by Israel to protect its strategic ports and patrol the country’s long Mediterranean coastline.

The Arrow anti-missile program

In 2000, the Israeli air force received its first operational Arrow missile battery, making Israel the first country in the world with an operational system that could shoot down incoming enemy missiles.
The idea to create the Arrow was born in the mid-1980s after President Ronald Reagan floated his Star Wars plan and asked America’s allies to partner in developing systems that could protect the country from Soviet nuclear missiles.
The Arrow was a revolutionary idea. Due to Israel’s small size and lack of territory, all ballistic missiles deployed in the region — Syria, Iraq and Iran — can reach anywhere within the country and pose a strategic and possibly even existential threat. Israel, the developers argued, needed a system that could shoot down enemy missiles over neighboring countries and provide overall protection for the tiny Jewish state.

Arrow missile batteryIDF

The program had its ups and downs but got a huge boost in funding after the First Gulf War in 1991, when Saddam Hussein fired 39 Scuds into Israel, paralyzing the country and forcing millions of Israelis into bomb shelters with their gas masks.
The Arrow was just the beginning. Today, Israel has the Arrow, which is partially funded by the United States, to intercept long-range ballistic missiles, David’s Sling to intercept medium-range rockets and cruise missiles as well as the combat-proven Iron Dome, which has intercepted hundreds of Katyusha rockets fired from the Gaza Strip in recent years.
Israel is the only country in the world that has used missile defense systems in times of war. These systems do more than just save lives. They also give the country’s leadership “diplomatic maneuverability,” the opportunity to think and strategize before retaliating against rocket attacks.
While other countries have also invested in missile defense, none has created a multi-tier architecture like Israel.

Mini spy satellites

In 1988, Israel launched its first spy satellite into space, gaining membership in the exclusive club of just eight nations with independent satellite-launching capabilities.
From the beginning, there were those who doubted Israel was capable of developing, building and launching its own satellite, but in the nearly 30 years since that day, it has grown into a satellite superpower, now operating eight different spy satellites in space.
This is a critical capability considering the threats Israel faces from countries like Iran, which it still suspects is planning one day to build a nuclear weapon.
Israel has shied away from building big satellites and instead designs what are known as “mini satellites,” which weigh about 300 kilograms (661 pounds) in comparison to America’s 25-ton satellites.
Israel’s spy satellites are split into two categories.

A model of Israel’’s Tecsar satellite, which uses radar instead of a camera to create high-quality imagesIAI

Most of Israel’s satellites come with advanced high-resolution cameras like the Ofek-9, launched in 2010, which can discern objects as small as 50 centimeters (20 inches) from hundreds of miles away.
Israel’s other category of satellites are known as the TecSar. These satellites use a synthetic aperture sensor, basically a radar system that can create high-resolution images at almost the same quality as a regular camera.
The advantage this technology provides Israel is tremendous. A camera cannot see through clouds or fog, but radars can work in all weather conditions and can even see through camouflage nets. What this means is that Israel has the ability to track its enemies and gather intelligence on them at all times of the day and through rain, fog or clouds.
Israel’s success in developing state-of-the-art satellites has caught the world’s attention. In 2005, the French entered a strategic partnership with an Israeli company to develop a satellite, and in 2012, Italy ordered a reconnaissance satellite, paying $182 million. Singapore and India have also reportedly purchased Israeli satellites over the years.


It is referred to in Israel as the “drone that can reach Iran.” The Heron TP is Israel’s largest unmanned aerial vehicle with an 85-foot wingspan, the same as a Boeing 737 airliner. It can stay airborne for 24 hours and carry a 1-ton payload.
While Israel doesn’t openly admit it, the Heron TP is believed to also be capable of launching air-to-surface missiles.
Israel was the first country in the world to operate drones in combat operations. Its first use of drones was in 1969, when the Israel Defense Forces flew toy airplanes with cameras glued to their bellies along the Suez Canal to spy on Egypt. In 1982, it flew its first combat drone, called Scout, in Lebanon, where they played a key role in locating and neutralizing Syrian anti-aircraft missile systems.

A Heron TP drone takes off in Israel.IAI

That operation caught the world’s attention, and in 1986, Israel supplied the US Navy with its first drone, known as the Pioneer. A few years later, one Pioneer made history when it flew over a group of Iraqi soldiers during the First Gulf War. The soldiers saw the aircraft, took off their white undershirts and waved them in the air. It was the first time in history that a military unit had surrendered to a robot.
Israel’s drones have revolutionized the modern battlefield. They cost a fraction of a manned fighter jet — some as little as a few million dollars — and participate today in every single operation conducted by the IDF.
Drones give soldiers the ability to make calculated decisions before invading territory or storming enemy compounds.
Before Israel bombs a building in the Gaza Strip, for example, it always has a drone in the air to ensure that civilians are not inside. They also reportedly fly almost daily over Lebanon, tracking fighters for Hezbollah, which is believed to have about 130,000 missiles capable of striking Israel.

The top-secret tank

To this day, the Merkava tank is one of Israel’s most top-secret projects. It is said to be one of the most lethal and protected tanks in the world, and its construction started out of pure necessity — the United Kingdom and other countries refused to sell Israel tanks. So in the 1970s, it started to build its own.
The newest model — known as the Merkava Mk-4 — is the most impressive. It can reach speeds of 40 mph and comes with a new modular armor kit, meaning that the tank can be fitted with the armor it needs based on the specific mission it is heading into.

A Merkava tank during a drill with IDF soldiers in northern IsraelIDF

An area, for example, known to be full of anti-tank missile squads requires heavy armor, while an operation without the threat of anti-tank missiles means less. This also allows tank crews to replace damaged pieces of armor on the battlefield without having to bring the full tank back to a repair shop inside Israel.
In 2012, the Merkava underwent its biggest change yet when a new system — called Trophy — was installed on the tank. Trophy is an active-protection system, basically a personal missile defense system for an individual tank.
Trophy uses a miniature radar to detect incoming anti-tank missiles and then fires a cloud of countermeasures — basically metal pellets — to intercept them. The radar also interfaces with the tank’s battle management system. This means that once a missile launch is detected, the coordinates of the enemy squad that fired the missile are immediately obtained, allowing the tank to retaliate quickly and accurately.
Yaakov Katz is the co-author of “The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower” and editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post.
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"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure."
We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all Israel. We ask the Lord protect the land and people always.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his long-held belief on Thursday that Iran poses the “greatest danger” to Israel and predicted that the world’s silence in the face of the Islamic Republic’s threats to annihilate the Jewish state will end now that US President Donald J. Trump is in office.
We are heartened to see the growing confidence that Israel is once again showing in our administration.

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In a dramatic policy shift, President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing two executive orders that would halt US funding to the UN and other bodies that grant full membership to the Palestinian Authority and the PLO, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
The orders would reduce the United States’ role in international bodies, including the United Nations, and start a review process that would seek to potentially withdraw from multilateral treaties, the report said.

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said Monday he has held talks with American officials about moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a day after a White House official said discussions of the transfer were only in their early stages.
As we start the new week, let's make sure President Donald J. Trump knows the American people want to see our embassy moved to Jerusalem. On the start of his first day Monday in office let's give the President some#mondaymotivation to stick to his pledge. Click the link to email him the President to move our embassy to Israel's capital:

Nir Barkat says he believes Americans are serious about controversial transfer, but warns it won’t be done in a day

US President Donald Trump on Sunday invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet in Washington in February, as the two spoke for the first time since Trump took office on Friday, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
We see this as a very positive move in renewing and taking the US-Israel friendship to new heights.

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There is no force on Earth that can stop or hinder us when the Lord is with me! Look to Him for comfort in times of fear and tribulation!


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