Fears of violence and anti-Semitism at major protest marches planned in Berlin and other German cities this weekend against Israeli operations in Gaza
Reblogged from: Pray for Zion
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We found the “blood-red moon” work interesting and began looking into possible connections to past and future “Jewish Feasts”… and to our amazement found there are very significant connections and trust that you will find this teaching fascinating too!
“And I will show wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Jehovah.” Joel 2:30 -31
“The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before that great and glorious Day of the Lord.” Acts 2:20
The Jewish Talmud (book of tradition / Interpretation) says; “When the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel. If its face is as red as blood, (it is a sign that) the sword is coming to the world.” Therefore: Lunar Eclipse = bad omen for the Jewish people and Israel; Blood Moon = sword coming; Solar Eclipse = bad omen for the world.
Four-year-old suffering from deadly heart condition successfully operated in Isreali hospital; ‘We can show Syrians, world we want peace,’ says surgeon
After an arduous journey, a four-year-old Syrian girl was successfully operated for a deadly heart condition in the Israeli Edith Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.
“Without the surgery she could have died within a few months, maybe even weeks,” said the surgeon, Doctor Lior Sasson. “It’s uplifting to perform surgery on a child from a hostile country. We can show Syrians and the world we look for peace.”
The child’s journey began three and a half years ago, when an examination in Syria revealed her heart had only one ventricle, instead of two, causing her chronic fatigue, weakness and shortness of breath, critically endangering her life.
When the Syrian civil war broke out, her mother realized that to save her daughter, the family has no choice but to leave the country and seek help for the girl from abroad. Half a year ago, they moved to Jordan, from which the mother appealed an American-Christian association and pleaded for their help.
The group approached the Israeli Save a Child’s Heart Foundation, and with Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar‘s approval, the mother and her sick child arrived in Israel a few days ago for the complex open heart surgery in the Israeli hospital which specializes in such cases.
As said, the operation was a success, and the girl is currently recuperating ahead of her return to Jordan.
“At first I feared the Syrian regime’s response to our coming here,” said the mother. “Naturally, I myself was also afraid to come to Israel. But the moment I arrived I felt at ease. The doctors treated me and my girl nicely.”
Save a Child’s Heart Foundation Director Simon Fischer said the foundation has already helped more than 3,200 children from 44 countries worldwide.
“Bringing a child from an enemy state is an uneasy feat, which requires coordination between many groups. The child’s operation was made possible thanks to the support of Minister Sa’ar.”
Archaeologists say the site dates back some 4,000 years to around the time Abraham would have lived there; it’s believed to be an administrative center for Ur.
British archaeologists said Thursday they have unearthed a sprawling complex near the ancient city of Ur in southern Iraq, home of the biblical Abraham.
The structure, thought to be about 4,000 years old, probably served as an administrative center for Ur, around the time Abraham would have lived there before leaving for Canaan, according to the Bible.
The compound is near the site of the partially reconstructed Ziggurat, or Sumerian temple, said Stuart Campbell of Manchester University’s Archaeology Department, who led the dig.
“This is a breathtaking find,” Campbell said, because of its unusually large size — roughly the size of a football pitch, or about 80 meters on each side. The archaeologist said complexes of this size and age were rare.
“It appears that it is some sort of public building. It might be an administrative building, it might have religious connections or controlling goods to the city of Ur,” he told The Associated Press in a phone interview from the U.K.
The complex of rooms around a large courtyard was found 20 kilometers from Ur, the last capital of the Sumerian royal dynasties whose civilization flourished 5,000 years ago.
Campbell said one of the artifacts they unearthed was a 9-centimeter clay plaque showing a worshipper wearing a long, fringed robe, approaching a sacred site.
Beyond artifacts, the site could reveal the environmental and economic conditions of the region through analysis of plant and animal remains, the archaeological team said in a statement.
The dig began last month when the six-member British team worked with four Iraqi archaeologists to dig in the Tell Khaiber in the southern province of Thi Qar, some 320 kilometers south of Baghdad.
Decades of war and violence have kept international archaeologists away from Iraq, where significant archaeological sites as yet unexplored are located. Still, the dig showed that such collaborative missions could be possible in parts of Iraq that are relatively stable, like its Shiite-dominated south.
Campbell’s team was the first British-led archaeological dig in southern Iraq since the 1980s. It was also directed by Manchester University’s Dr. Jane Moon and independent archaeologist Robert Killick.
“This has been an opportunity to get back to an area very close to our heart for a long time,” Campbell said.
Iraq faces a broader problem of protecting its archaeological heritage. Its 12,000 registered archaeological sites are poorly guarded.
David Miliband resigns as vice chairman of top club Sunderland after it chooses Nazi-saluting Italian Paulo Di Canio as its coach
British Jewish politician David Miliband resigned as the vice chairman of an English soccer club Sunday, in protest at its appointment of a self-described fascist as its manager.
Miliband, a former British foreign secretary, said he could not continue as a vice chairman and a director of Sunderland football club because it had named as its new manager Paolo Di Canio, an Italian player turned coach who gave a Nazi-style salute at a game in Rome and expressed empathy for Italy’s fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
“I wish Sunderland AFC all success in the future,” Miliband stated. “However, in the light of the new manager’s past political statements, I think it right to step down.”
Miliband joined the board of the club two years ago, after narrowly losing a race to lead Britain’s opposition Labor party to his younger brother Ed. Labor under Ed Miliband is now far ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron’s ruling Conservative Party in opinion polls, and well-placed to win the next British general elections in 2015, which would give the UK its first avowedly Jewish prime minister. David Miliband announced earlier this month that he would quitting as a member of parliament to helm a major NGO in New York, the International Rescue Committee.
The Miliband brothers are the children of Polish Jewish immigrants. While Ed contentedly identifies as Jewish, broke a glass after his civil wedding ceremony in 2011, and has reportedly said he feels he has lost out by not involving himself more in his religion, David has described himself as “an atheist” with “huge respect” for people of faith.
Di Canio was named Sunday to take over at Sunderland, after the club sacked its well-regarded coach Martin O’Neill as it battles to avoid relegation from English soccer’s top Premier League.
A former Italian international, Di Canio was a controversial player with an explosive temper, who gave the Nazi salute when playing for Lazio at a game in Rome (and was banned for a game and fined as a result) and declared openly in 2005 that, ”I am a fascist, not a racist.” In an autobiography, he wrote of Mussolini, “His actions were often vile. But all this was motivated by a higher purpose. He was basically a very principled individual.”