Europe helps Israel quash Gaza demonstrations

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Globe webcam provided by 123RF Stock PhotosGod says in Hosea 4:6 that his people die because they lack knowledge. Knowing world events clues us in to where we are on the Biblical, prophetic time line. News should prompt us to pray for two things: that the eyes of the lost and deceived are opened to God’s love as expressed through the life and death and life of Yeshua and that God’s Kingdom come on earth.

Why so much Israel news? God always meant Israel to be an example to the nations, an example of His righteousness, His justice, His mercy, His love. She is also a signpost. Consider this. Zion, God’s other name of Jerusalem, means “signpost.” Messiah draws nigh. The events in Zion speak to that.

While the links posted here are mostly news items, some may be lighter and include websites and stories that caught my interest. To get news links in real time or to read my editorial commentary, visit my Twitter feed @RoamingChile or on my Facebook page.

Camera and pen Many thanks to intercessors who have been praying for Israel. Both the flotilla and airport demonstration fizzled. Do keep praying (check out latest prayer alert out of Jerusalem).

If you pray for Europe, the last item in the round up is an analysis of how power is shifting in Russia — Magog in Genesis 10 nations. It is a long read but worth your time.

  • Source: www.haaretz.com
    Police estimate that bulk of events related to ‘fly-in’ have ended; four activists have already been deported.
  • Source: www.haaretz.com
    Move is Netanyahu government’s first confiscation of land in the territories.
  • Source: www.debka.com
    The pipeline carrying Egyptian natural gas to Israel and Jordan via Sinai was blown up early Monday, July 4, for the third time in six months. All three attacks since Feb 5 were carried out according to debkafile’s military sources by a special unit of Hamas saboteurs working with Bedouin smugglers
  • Source: old.news.yahoo.com
    The U.N. Security Council plans to discuss in July the possibility of Palestine becoming a United Nations member state, the Security Council president said on Tuesday.
  • Source: www.npr.org
    The trip across the border has always been perilous, but some Mexican drug gangs are now earning millions each year by extorting and smuggling migrants. Despite the increased danger from the cartels, one 15-year-old who was deported after reaching the U.S. says he’ll soon try again.
  • Source: old.news.yahoo.com
    Mexican judges on Thursday convicted four men of killing 15 people in a shocking border city attack that prompted President Felipe Calderon to alter the government’s anti-drug strategy in the area.
  • Source: old.news.yahoo.com
    When foreigners began contacting Japanese agencies about adopting children orphaned by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, they were told “we can take care of our own.” There are growing concerns that this isn’t happening
  • Source: old.news.yahoo.com
    Two men charged with plotting to attack a military building in Seattle with machine guns have been indicted by a federal grand jury on nine criminal counts. They are to be arraigned at a hearing in Seattle federal court later on Thursday.
  • Source: www.elpasotimes.com
    PHOENIX (AP) – A massive dust storm descended on the Phoenix area, drastically reducing visibility and delaying flights as strong winds downed trees and left thousands of residents without power.

  • Source: www.time.com
    New York’s legalization of same-sex marriage will propel the issue forward nationally. But it may also set up a showdown with those who say it offends their conscience.
  • Source: www.npr.org
    The state of Illinois is at an impasse with some faith-based agencies that provide adoption and foster care services with public funds. Now that civil unions are legal in Illinois, one Catholic Charities agency has dropped its adoption service altogether rather than place children with gay couples.
  • Source: www.israelnationalne…
    Syrian protests spread in numbers and frequency as Assad’s forces shoot to kill and wound an Olympic boxing champ. Police confiscate mobile videos.
  • Source: www.wnd.com
    Sen. Barack Obama with Rev. Jeremiah Wright The United Church of Christ, the denomination whose Chicago pastor Jeremiah Wright blasted the United States and white people for years from the pulpit while Barack Obama sat in his pews, has decided to ban…
  • Source: www.debka.com
    The coming DEBKA-Net-Weekly out next Friday uncovers Iran’s surreptitious leaps and bounds toward a home-made nuclear weapon. Tehran has not only executed four nuclear-capable missile tests, but actually constructed a nuclear warhead prototype. This issue will show how Tehran crossed every red lin
  • Source: www.stratfor.com
    After a decade of aggression, authoritarianism and nationalism, Russia has become strong enough again both internally and in its region that its leadership is sufficiently confident to shift policies and plan for its future — all the while being carefully managed behind the scenes.

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