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Investigation Continues Into Arson Attack on Christian Broadcaster

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21 May 2019
Investigation Continues Into Arson Attack on Christian Broadcaster
A fire which gutted the Jerusalem studios of Daystar, one of the world’s largest Christian broadcasters, was officially confirmed by Israeli police Tuesday morning to have been the result of an arson attack. “As many of you know, Daystar’s Jerusalem studio was recently destroyed by arson,” wrote Daystar owner Marcus Lamb in a statement on the Daystar website. “Reduced to a pile of rubble and ashes. I’m certain the enemy thought this attack would be fatal to our efforts to share the Gospel across Israel. But as usual, he’s wrong.”

“Even now we’re exploring every option and discovering how best to rebuild on a foundation the Lord laid for us long ago. Just as it was in the days of Nehemiah, who rebuilt the crumbling walls around Jerusalem, God will stand with us as we remain fully committed to the work of His Kingdom.”

“Many Christians believe in times like these at God will redeem the situation and turn what the enemy meant for evil to good,” said CBN’s Chris Mitchell, who broke the story. “It’s something I have heard a lot after this attack.”

Reports indicate that the fire started at 2:15 AM on Saturday morning, with security cameras recording images of the arsonist. “They see the explosion, then the fire,” said Dave Sharett, a contractor who has been supervising renovations on the studios which had been ongoing for over a year and were almost completed. “The next second, you see a rope going over the balcony and him climbing down the rope. He goes down to the floor below, gathers the rope and runs off.”

Israel Blesses the World
NIS 60 million in grant monies were dispensed this week to 14multidisciplinary teams with the objective of developing personalized medical options in Israel and around the world. “All of these projects promote novel approaches to medical challenges,” said Prof. Benny Geiger, chairman of the Israel Science Foundation (ISF). “I think this will increase dramatically the highest quality research, and we will see results in how we treat patients - not in 20 years, but sometime in the immediate future.”

Here is a video of a recent message about how Israel is a blessing to the world

Jerusalem Ranked Among World’s Best Location for Start-Ups
The 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report listed Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city, as the 8th best ecosystem for Life Science startups. "Jerusalem should be a light to the world from a create and innovation perspective. It is a place where new solutions emerge that can solve real-world problems in health, automotive, and any industry that can make life better," the report stated.

German Government Resolution on BDS Condemned
A group of Israeli academics sent a letter recently adding their names to calls for the German government to reject a recent non-binding resolution condemning the effort to Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) Israel as anti-Semitic. The letter, which failed to have the desired response, was exposed Monday by the Im Tirtzu organization, which noted that many of the professors who signed the letter were employed by universities which receive generous tax-payer funded support from the Israeli government. In related news, the Arab League issued a statement Sunday calling on the German parliament to rescind the non-binding resolution.

Here is a video showing a fun way YOU can defeat the BDS Movement

Hamas Thanks UK Labor Leader Corbyn for Support
The Islamist terror militia Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and recently launched hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians, issued a statement this week thanking Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK’s Labor Party, for a message he sent in support of an “Al-Quds Day” rally in central London on 11 May. Yes Atid leader Yair Lapid said in response "Jeremy Corbyn, here is a free piece of advice: if Hamas is thanking you then you're on the side of terrorism."


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