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Evangelical Lutheran Church Passes Anti-Israel Resolutions

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15 Aug 2016 (All day)
Evangelical Lutheran Church Passes Anti-Israel Resolutions
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America approved a resolution at its triennial convention in New Orleans Saturday which demanded an end to US aid to Israel unless it end construction of Jewish communities in the West Bank and “enable an independent Palestinian state.” Also on Saturday, the convention approved a resolution supporting the international effort to Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) Israel.

Additionally, the resolution demanded that the US recognize an independent Palestinian State and not block efforts for such a state to join the United Nations and other international bodies and, together with the other members of the UN Security Council “offer a new, comprehensive and time-bound agreement to the governments of Israel and Palestine, resulting in a negotiated final status agreement between Israel and Palestine leading to two viable and secure states with a shared Jerusalem.”

Israel Takes Another Medal at the Rio Olympics
Israeli Judoko Ori Sasson collected the Jewish State’s second bronze medal of the 2016 Rio Olympics on Friday after defeating Egyptian opponent Islam el-Shehaby in the +100 kg division. El-Shehaby was loudly booed by the audience after refusing to shake Sasson’s hand following the bout and announced later in the day that he was retiring from the sport. In other Olympic news, Israeli windsurfer Maayan Davidovich finished in ninth place overall in Sunday’s medal race following a promising start.

Also on Sunday, a ceremony was held Sunday evening, sponsored and organized by the Israeli and Brazilian Olympic committees in cooperation with the City of Rio and the local Jewish community, to commemorate the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by the Black September terror militia at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The international Olympic committee continues to refuse to hold an official commemoration ceremony.

Hezbollah Leader Makes Fiery Speech on War Anniversery
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese Shi’ite terror militia Hezbollah, broadcast a televised speech from an undisclosed location Saturday evening on the 10-year anniversary of the end of the 34 day war Hezbollah fought with Israel. Nasrallah boasted of Hezbollah’s ability to strike Israel and talked about a “crisis in confidence” between the Israeli public, the military and political echelons which the war caused. An Israeli lawmaker noted that Nasrallah “spends his days hiding in bunkers while Israeli children play in the sun” and encouraged observers to draw their own conclusions about which side was in a better condition.

Here is a short video about Hezbollah

Israel Blesses the World
An Israeli company called Smart Feed Solutions recently began working with farmers in the southeast Asian country of Vietnam to assist them in increasing milk production and other dairy-related products and services. The long-term goal is to assist the farmers in Vietnam and eventually neighboring countries feed their large and growing populations while building friendly ties between Israel and the region.

Egyptian Christians Hold Rare Protest
A rare protest was held in front of the main courthouse in downtown Cairo Saturday by members of Egypt’s embattled Christian community. The protesters pleaded with the government to protect them from incessant attacks and harassment by their Moslem neighbors, but police responded by breaking up the demonstration less than an hour after it began.

Haredi Soldiers Face Harassment from Community
Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan told the Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom recently that the IDF needs to do more to protect Ultra-Orthodox (haredi) Jewish soldiers who choose to enlist in the military from harassment from their own community, which is traditionally opposed to serving the State. He added that such harassment includes everything from mild verbal harassment to public defamation and even physical violence directed against haredi soldiers and their families.

Today’s video shows immigration to the Jewish State in the early days


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