– Good News #337 13 May, 2011
– Private letter from Yosi Behar– No commercial intent
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Israel celebrates 63rd Independence Day – ceremonies, fireworks and barbecues
“For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries and bring you back into your own land” – – Ezekiel 36:24
The population is 7,746,000(compared with 600 000 – 63 years ago);75.3 % of population is Jewish, Over 70% of the Jewish population are native-born Israelis. 20.5% Arabs and 4.2% are immigrants who are not listed as Jewish. 178,000 babies born in past year. 24,500 immigrants made aliyah.
Psalms 126; “then said they among the heathen – The Lord hath done great things for them”.
אז יאמרו בגויים: הגדיל ה” לעשות עם אלה – תהילים קכו
Nicola Sarkozy; Israel is a miracle
French President Nicholas Sarkozy; “.Israel is a miracle; I have always considered Israel a miracle, a refuge where every Jew in the world can go ifsomething befalls him. Israelis the national home, the spiritual dwelling, and the foundation for the liberty of the Jewish people. I have never hidden that I was always a friend of Israel and I shall always be a friend of Israel.
Stephen Harper; Canada will defend Israel whatever the cost
Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper; “Israel has appeared as a light to all humanity. The existence of Israel is a sign of hope to all the free world. Those who threatened the Jewish state are a threat to all of us.
I shall defend Israel whatever the cost”.
Curtsey Dr. Meir Monselise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUfFdhIOoQM
Winston Churchill; The most remarkable race
Winston Churchill; “no thoughtful man can doubt the fact that the Jews are beyond all questions the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has ever appeared in the world”.
Barak Obama; the Jewish State in its historic homeland
Barak Obama, President of the US; the dream of a state for the Jewish people in their historic homeland was finally realized with the remarkable achievements over the past six decades.” I have every confidence that the strong relationship between our countries will grow deeper with each passing year.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger; Israel is a lighthouse
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at Israel Independence day celebration this week;” I fell in love with Israel at first sight. Israel beacon of democracy, human rights and advanced technologies. I was amazed by the technological advancement, the sophisticated agriculture and the wonderful taste of the fruit and vegetables. I plan to visit Israel again soon.”
Berlusconi; Italy has always stood by Israel
Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi; “We shall not accept unilateral recognition of the PA, this isn’t the way to make agreements between countries, and that this was also the EU’s stance”.“Israel is the only real democracy in the Middle East and Italy is concerned when Israel is in difficult situations. Italy has always stood by Israel, even within the framework of the EU when it opposed decisions that were un-balanced and unjust towards Israel”.
Israelis gave the world tremendous innovations in Science, Technology and culture. The world would be poorer and less advanced without the contribution of Israel.
Air and Navy show
Beyond the call of duty
120 IDF soldiers awarded the medal of excellence at the Presidential home – for exemplary service beyond the call of duty. Danny; “The IDF gave me more than I can reciprocate – values, strength and faith in my future”.
Meet some of them at > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WEhYhtf24I
Bible world contest held in Jerusalem
PM Benjamin Netanyahu; ‘The Book of the books’ is the secret weapon of the Jewish Nation, the power that binds this people to this land, the heritage and language that helped us survive for thousands of years while scattered all over the world.”
Education Minister Gideon Saar; “The Bible is the greatest gift of the Jewish people to the world”.
The World Bible Contest is held every year in Israel on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day in Jerusalem. 52 young students from 28 countries took part in the final quiz this year.
basketball; Macabi TA wins 2nd place at Euroleague
6000 Israelis in yellow with banners and musical instruments paraded in Barcelona
Judo; Alice Shlezinger won the gold
World judo championship held in Baku Azerbaijan. .
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Celebrating in the nature with traditional barbeque parties.
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Perfect weather conditions with Day temperatures around 20 centigrade,