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October 19th, 2011

GiladShalit Released From Captivity in Exchange for the Release of One-Thousand Palestinian Criminals and Murderers

By Donalda Shell -

The Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, who was held prisoner for five years by the militant group Hamas, has finally been released from captivity in exchange for the release of one-thousand Palestinian prisoners.  Hamas and the Israeli’s both claim victory in the prisoner exchange.  Sergeant First Class Gilad Shalit was held in captivity after being kidnapped by the military group.  This exchange in no way represents upcoming peace between Israel and Palestine, in fact, the release of prisoners foretells more upcoming violence.  Numerous Palestinian murderers released from prison in exchange for GiladShalit have vowed to perform suicide missions again.

Israeli’s nationwide denounced this strategic move by Israel in releasing various Palestinian prisoners who were convicted of murder in exchange for one Israeli soldier.  It proves obvious that this political move was not made in creating peace and or confidence between both sides instead; it proves obvious that the exchange occurred due to the highly valued life of Gilad Shalit.

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October 11th, 2011

The Feast of Tabernacles Is Proof of God’s Promise and Love for Christians

sukkot in israelBy Judith Goodall -
Five-thousands plus Christians worldwide travelled to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.  Thousands of God’s believers were able to experience this wonderful event thanks to The International Christian Embassy.

One highlight of the event was when Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat spoke about Jerusalem and the unity of not only Jerusalem but Israel as a whole.  He also spoke about the international community and their desire to split-up the land of Israel.

Mayor Nir Barkat spoke passionately about the unity of Israel and how the country represents a heart that refuses to break.  This proved inspiring for all Christians in attendance to this inspiring speech of the Jerusalem mayor.

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October 6th, 2011

The Global Day of Prayer: International and Local Christians Leaders Unite in Demonstrating the Power of Prayer

pray for peace in JerusalemBy Donalda Shell -
International and local Christian leaders met in Jerusalem for the Global Day of Prayer.  This day was founded in praying for peace of Jerusalem and has been performed dating back to year 2002.  Millions of Christians worldwide representing more than thirty-thousand churches registered for the event.  There are numerous underground churches from countries such as Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and China that took part in this glorious event.  Unbelievably, a religious figure from Indonesia which holds the largest Muslim population worldwide registered for the event.

The Global Day of Prayer was televised for the viewing pleasure of millions of Christians worldwide who cannot attend the ceremony.  The event was hosted by Robert Stearns who co-founded this special day.

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August 30th, 2011

Israel’s Streets Provide the Stage at Least at the Bat Yam Festival

I attended the International Street Theatre Festival which was ongoing from         August 23 – 25.  The festival took place on the streets of Bat Yam which is a beautiful coastal city that proved perfect for this artistic and exciting festival.

The festival has been ongoing for 15 years however; this year was the first time the festival had changed its name to C.A.T (Creative Artistic Theatre) Bat Yam.  When asked why the name change was made, the festival staff stated that they wanted to place more emphasis on the art of theatrical creation as well as the inspiration behind the choices of artists with public space as their stage.

Some might speculate as to the new additions of the festival however, it is obvious with new artistic directors who are both street theatre experts, Gil Blecher and Lisa Jacobson; they obviously came onboard with fresh and innovative ideas for the festival.  It proved obvious to all who attended the festival that the gathering was more challenging and surprising.  This proved helpful and fun with drawing in participants and contributors.

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