The importance of this week’s roundup is less about what happened last week and more about what’s happening next week. Tuesday is election day in Israel. Up for grabs is the office of the prime minister and control of the Knesset. (Messiah’s Mandate has a fun, educational primer of the Israeli parliamentary system for us congressional Americans.)
If you pray for Israel or just want to know what’s going on over on the east end of the Mediterranean Sea, here are some suggested headlines:
Warning: Elections ahead — The final pre-vote polls are in, but the candidates are still out and about getting last-minute deciders to support them (Times of Israel)
- Who is Naftali Bennett & why is his party climbing so fast in the Israeli polls? (Joel C. Rosenberg)
- Expected election results spread despair among Palestinians (Times of Israel)
- Netanyahu faces tough choice if reelected — The premier’s decision on what kind of coalition to build will have deep implications for Israel and the peace process (Times of Israel)
- Tensions growing between Obama & Netanyahu: Are we headed for a train wreck in U.S.-Israeli relations? (Joel C. Rosenberg)
The lead headline below is about the conviction of “Jewish terrorist” Jack Teitel, who admitted to bombing the home of a Messianic Jewish family in Israel, among many other crimes. Teitel was finally convicted after the court rejected his insanity plea.
I wrote about Ami Ortiz, the pastor’s son who was maimed by Teitel’s bomb, all the way back in August 2009 and the following November and June 2012. Visit AmiOrtiz.com to read the testimony of the family who continues to proclaim Yeshua despite almost losing their son to a persecutor’s bomb.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a news roundup, though I continue to post headlines of interest on Facebook and Twitter. Even though I haven’t been posting roundups, they are still archived by Paper.li (when you get to Paper.li, click on the calendar icon where it says Archives).
Paper.li works a little like a newspaper. It categorizes the news into topics and is interactive. Click a topic on the right-hand column to “flip the page” and see another set of headlines. #Church includes headlines about persecution of the brothers. #Israel as all stories about “the apple of God’s eye.”
[ED. NOTE: Once Paper.li issues are archived, previous issues cannot be embedded. Unfortunately, Paper.li did not archive this week’s news, so clicking on the screen capture will take you to the most current edition.]