Showing posts with label humanitarian aid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label humanitarian aid. Show all posts

Monday, February 8, 2016

'Operation Exodus' Helping US Jews Return to Israel - Charlene Aaron CBN News

'Operation Exodus' Helping US Jews Return to Israel

CBN News
Earlier this year, immigrants from North America landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport to make Israel their home.
Seeing Jewish people return to Israel is literally watching Bible prophecy unfold. Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel speak of the Jewish return to their ancestral homeland.

"It says several times in Isaiah, 'I will lift up a banner to nations' -- to the gentiles. They shall bring your sons and your daughters back," Operation Exodus head Debra Minotti told CBN News.
Operation Exodus helps Jews return to Israel. Minotti said there's been a 79 percent increase in inquiries about assistance with immigrating since 2014.
"If I can just give glory to God because this is His work," Minotti said. "In 1948, Israel had 800,000 Jewish people in the land, and they became a nation in one day like Isaiah said. Now there's over 6 million, so that is incredible over 67 years. And so they're going back by the plane loads yearly."
"Last year, there were 27,000 [who] made aliyah [immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return]," she continued. "And [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin [Netanyahu] said...this year he said to the Jews of the world, 'Israel is waiting for you with open arms.'"

"So there are miracles happening right in front of our eyes -- that He says, 'I will bring them back from around the world -- the north, the south, the east and west for His name's sake," she said.
Operation Exodus partners with the Jewish Agency of Israel and other groups to help U.S. Jews immigrate to Israel.
The organization also provides humanitarian aid to Holocaust survivors and others in the former Soviet Union.
A big part in helping those seeking to return is the power of prayer.
"We pray for their safety. We also pray that they would get jobs quickly and [for] those things that are holding them back here, the frustrations," Minotti said. "You know, there's family issues going on, children who are sick."
Minotti said Jews are returning to Israel for many reasons.
"Many of them are saying, 'HaShem [Elohim] is calling us back to the land.' Others are saying, 'I want my children to be raised in a Jewish homeland.' Others are saying, 'I want to defend Israel. I want to be there, I'm a Zionist," she explained.
Minotti added that some are saying "this is 1939 and we see the handwriting on the wall."
"Anti-Semitism in New York is also up 27 to 28 percent so you look at the Bible, you look at the newspaper, and then we need to take action," she said. "And there's nothing more spoken in the Bible right now than His nation, strengthening it and returning the Jewish people to the land. He says, 'I will do this. I will do it to vindicate his name.'"
Motivated by love for Israel and the Jewish people, Operation Exodus offers Minotti and others the opportunity to work with God to bring His prophecies to pass.
"You wake up and you think, what an awesome responsibility and what an awesome joy it is at the same time," Minotti said. "It is deep joy and there's a cost to standing with Israel and it's intense, but I love it and our workers love it, our volunteers love it. It's only going to grow."
Watch video here: Returning to Israel

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Israel: We Cannot Sit By and Watch Syrians Die

Israel: We Cannot Sit By and Watch Syrians Die

Thursday, December 05, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff  
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon this week said the Jewish state is increasing efforts to provide humanitarian aid to average Syrians, noting that Israel cannot sit idly by and watch its neighbors die.
During a tour of the northern border, Ya'alon told Israel's Channel 2 News, without going into detail, that Israel is providing food, water, baby food and other humanitarian assistance to Syrian villages just beyond the frontier.
"We can not sit by in the face of humanitarian difficulties – not while they need preparations for winter and for other needs we can work to help them with," said Ya'alon.
Many of the villages in question have been isolated from the rest of the country by Syria's ongoing civil war. Many are strongholds for rebels forces, and have been besieged by government troops.
It is notable that Israel continues to do everything it can to help the Syrians, despite the fact that the two nations are still officially at war and that Syrian forces have repeatedly taken "pot shots" at Israeli soldiers on the Golan Heights over the past year.
Ya'alon stressed that Israel would respond harshly to all aggression, but would not allow those attacks to deter it from providing all the assistance it can to those in need.
Meanwhile, Israeli army officials told the Times of Israel that the military field hospital set up on the Golan to help treat wounded Syrians has seen recent improvements.
Speaking on the subject, Col. Dr. Tarif Bader, the Head of the Northern Medical Command, told the news site that over 500 Syrians have been "afforded tax-payer-funded treatment at Israeli hospitals... I don’t know who the wounded belong to and I don’t care. I don’t know what ethnic group he belongs to or what side he’s fighting for. The only criteria is need."
PHOTO: Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon looks into Syria from the Golan Heights.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

26 Israeli Charities that Received $2.7 Million from Hagee Ministries

26 Israeli Charities that Received $2.7 Million from Hagee Ministries

Pastor John Hagee‘s 32nd annual “Night to Honor Israel” was held on October 27, 2013 in the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas.  The 5,000 person sanctuary was filled to capacity with not only Evangelical Christians, but Jews from Israel representing 26 charities that received over $2.7 million in donations. 

Over the years, Hagee Ministries has blessed Israel with over $80 million in humanitarian aid which has greatly benefited the people of Israel.  The complete footage of the 2013 “Night to Honor Israel” is available  here.

Night to Honor Israel
Representatives of Israeli charities on stage with Pastor John Hagee, Cornerstone Church, San Antonio, Texas (Photo: Youtube)
The following is a complete list of the Israeli charities that received donations, from smallest to largest gift:

26. Friends of the Israel Defense Forces 

$50,000 for the care of fallen soldier’s families presented to Scott Kammerman
25. Hadadi Center for Breast Cancer Survivors
$50,000  for the emotional and social support given to breast cancer survivors presented to Aliza Herbst
24. Heart of Benjamin – CFOIC
$50,000 for children with Down Syndrome presented to Sandra Baras
23. Israel Help and Educational Center at Kiryat Gat
Israel Help
$50,000 for services for families at risk presented to Rivka Lennon Zamanov
22. Koby Mandell Foundation
Koby Mandell Foundation
$50,000 for services for victims of terror and trauma presented to Rabbi Seth Mandell
21. Meir Panim
Meir Panim
$50,000 for the fight against hunger and poverty in Israel presented to David Birnbaum
20. Migdal Ohr
Migdal Ohr
$50,000 for the orphanage in Israel presented to Steven Finkelman
19. Nahal Haredi
Nahal Haredi
$50,000 for the acculturation of Haredi soldiers into the IDF presented to Rabbi Tzvi Klebanow
18. Or L’doron
$50,000 for the educaiton of Ethiopian immigrants presented to Rabbi Michael Cytrin
17. The Herzl Institute in Jerusalem
Herzl Institute
$50,000 for the young leadership seminars presented to Dr. Yoram Hazony
16. WIZO – Women’s International Zionist Organization
$50,000 for the support of operations for education and welfare projects and services presented to Mercedes Ivcher
15. Afikim Family Enrichment Association
$75,000 for enrichment centers for at-risk families presented to Moshe Lefkowitz
14. Eretz Nehederet
Eretz Nehederet
$75,000 for Jewish awareness programs for the IDF by Linda Olmert
13. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
$100,000 for the support of Holocaust survivors presented to Michael Novak

12. Avukot Or

$100,000 for the support of blind young adults with severe physical disabilities presented to Abe Tessler
11. Bikur V’ezras Cholim
Bikur V'ezras Cholim
$100,000 for the home for developmentally challenged adults presented to Chesky Fuchs
10. The International Council of Young Israel
Young Israel
$100,000 for Jewish enrichment for hearing impaired children presented to Harris Burg
9. Just One Life
Just One Life
$100,000 for the support and counseling of pregnant women presented to Rabbi Etan Tokayer
8. World Ort
World ORT
$100,000 for vocational training for Ethiopian immigrants presented to Howard Feinberg
7. Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem
$100,000 for support for the “Righteous Among Nations” program presented to Shaya Ben-Yehuda
6. Save a Child’s Heart
Save a Child's Heart
$125,000 for pediatric intensive care services presented to David Litwack
5. Netanya Academic Collage
Netanya College
$150,000 for the integration of new immigrants through higher education and assistance into the workforce presented to Dr. David Altman
4. Ohr Torah Stone’s Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation
$150,000 for the creation of a more positive relations between Jews and Christians presented to David Nekrutman
3. Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center
Shurat HaDin
$150,000 for the Israeli-based civil rights organization which combats terrorist organizations through lawsuits presented to Nitzana-Darshan Leitner
2. The Jewish Agency for Israel
The Jewish Agency
$250,000 for absorption and youth centers for new immigrants presented to Shai Lamdan
1. Nefesh B’Nefesh
Nefesh B'Nefesh
$500,000 for the revitalization of Aliyah by helping American-Jewish professionals achieve their dreams of living in Israel presented to Rabbi Yehoshua Fass and Tony Gelbart

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"Israel Support for the Household of the Faith" - Ahava Love Letter (Steve Martin)

“Israel Support for the Household of Faith” 

 “So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.” Gal. 6:10 NASU

Dear family of friends,

Since the founding of Love For His People, Inc. was established in the spring of 2010, our main focus and effort has been to bless the people of Israel, in both practical and spiritual ways. We have been called to be ones who stand for the Lord’s purposes in His Promised Land. Our voice, spoken through written social media and public events, has daily proclaimed that.

Having been to Israel 10 times since 1988, our connections in Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel) have been strengthened, especially with Jewish believers. Friendships have been built. Encouraging them face to face continues. With our annual Ahava Adventures fall trips to Jerusalem and the cities beyond, we can see the Lord Yeshua’s (Jesus’) will being accomplished, first hand.

Several of you have been to Israel. Many more would love to go. My prayer is that your heart’s desire, which the Lord Himself placed within yours, will come about. And when you go, I want you to meet these whom we love. So you can too.

When the nations increasingly turn their backs on the people of Israel, we proclaim that our stand for them and their families remains stronger than ever. As we push forward in proclaiming the eternal purposes of the Lord Yeshua for His Land, our strength and encouragement He gives through us grows daily. We know what His Word says. We are committed to standing on that solid ground.

Please consider sharing a portion of your regular giving also to the work of Love For His People. The monthly financial support of four families in Israel through this ministry has been ongoing these first three years of our existence. One family of six (with another on the way!) receives a $200 a month gift from this ministry. Another work there received $100 monthly to help supply lunch food for school kids in the poverty districts. We know others who could and should be blessed with yours and our support.

Love For His People does not have a paid staff. Those who do the work you have seen on the social media have secular jobs to fund what has thus far been accomplished. We ask you to be a part of sowing into this good field. It is a good work.

There are many ways you can send your contribution today. They are listed below.

Thank you. Eternity will know of your heart’s love for His people, and even today.

Ahava to my family of friends,

Steve Martin

Love For His People, Inc. is a charitable, not-for-profit USA organization. Fed. ID#27-1633858.

Please consider sending a charitable gift of $5-$25 today, and maybe each month, to help us bless Israel with our humanitarian ministry. Tax deductible contributions receive a receipt for each donation.

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Love For His People, Inc.  P.O. Box 414   Pineville, NC 28134

Todah rabah! (Hebrew - Thank you very much.)
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You can also order both books, The Promise and Ahava Love Letters direct from our office for $29 total (which includes S/H to USA addresses only. Please send your check to the Love For His People address above. I will autograph all copies ordered through our office. (Hey, and please include a contribution for Israel too!)
Ahava Love Letter #79   “Israel Support”  ©2013 Steve Martin 

Date: In the year of our Lord 2013 (10/02/13 Wednesday at 6:40 am in Charlotte, NC)

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Israeli hospital treats Syrian rebel fighters

Israeli hospital treats Syrian rebel fighters
Sunday, February 17, 2013 | Israel Today Staff
  Israel on Saturday came to the rescue of seven Syrian nationals found wounded along the border fence in the Golan Heights. The men turned out to be Syrian rebel fighters who were injured in clashes with government forces.

One of the men was found in critical condition with shrapnel wounds to his abdomen. He and several of the others underwent surgery at Ziv Hospital in the northern Israel city of Safed overnight. All seven are listed in stable condition, though the most badly wounded is still in the Intensive Care Ward.

An Israeli Defense Ministry spokesman said that despite the official state of war between Israel and Syria, "these men asked for humanitarian aid, and we provided it."

While it is still unclear how long their treatment will last, once the seven Syrians are well, protocol dictates that they be returned to Syria via a UN-staff border crossing.

But, local Druze leaders in the northern Golan are urging Israel not to send the men back to face what they said would be certain death.

Village leaders and local attorneys from the larger Druze towns in the Golan sent a letter on Sunday to Defense Minister Ehud Barak requesting that they be allowed to "adopt" the seven Syrians.

"I hope the Israeli authorities will act according to the values of the Jewish people in this matter," attorney Fuad Safdi told Israel's Ma'ariv daily newspaper.

Another likely outcome of this episode is that the regime of embattled Syrian dictator Bashar Assad will play even harder on the unsubstantiated angle that the rebellion in his country is a "Zionist plot."