Today in Israel: Yom Yerushalayim

Today is Yom Yerushalayim! This is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. Unfortunately, many communities are now receiving numerous rockets from Gaza and the Arabs in and around Jerusalem are attacking civilians. Please keep Israel in your prayers.

This is a message I just received from the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem:

“Media reports indicate possible rocket fire in Gaza and southern and central Israel, including Jerusalem. The Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens to remain vigilant and take appropriate steps to increase security awareness, as security incidents, including rocket fire, often take place without warning. In the event of mortar or rocket fire, a red alert siren may be activated.”

It goes on to state that people should seek shelter immediately.

This is a tense time for Israel and her citizens. We appreciate your prayers for the citizens as well as the Israeli police and military. The conflict is expected to continue for at least a few more days. Israel is promising a harsh response to the rocket fire coming from Hamas in Gaza.

3 thoughts on “Today in Israel: Yom Yerushalayim”

  1. Shalom Rivka!
    Yes, I have been thinking about you and all Israel in these turbulent times. Thank you that you and Baruch provide us with such precious Bible teaching, which I have not found anywhere else.
    I have learned with all the clamour of news, political opinions, conflicting doctrine, that the Word of G-d is my only true hiding place, and I am thankful for all my notes in the margins from Baruch’s teachings. Whatever would we do without you!?
    I pray for your protection and guidance, and the wisdom of the government.
    Blessings, Kathleen

  2. Hi Rivka – Thank you so much for keeping us up to date on what you are dealing with in Israel. I am praying Ps 118 for you – the Psalm that is “Thanksgiving for Victory”.
    Among the many promises in that Psalm is vs. 6 = “The Lord is for me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” We are trusting God for your protection and for His
    victory for all of Israel.
    In His love, Ivy

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