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Most believers have no issue with the idea that the Jewish people were the chosen people of the one true God in the Old Covenant. But what about today? What about the Jewish people who have embraced Jesus? Are they part of what Paul calls the “irrevocable call” in Romans 11:29? And, if so, what does that mean?

As leaders, in Israel, we have been discussing this issue.

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Though rain is considered a blessing and it is much needed during the winter months here in Israel, the country is often not equipped to handle the heavy storms that sweep through.

Last week four people were killed in floods, including two people who were trapped in a subterranean elevator in a Tel Aviv parking garage, after heavy rains pounded the center of Israel. My daughter was actually friends with the young couple. It devastated the city emotionally. And, it could have and should have been avoided! Residents are outrages at the failfure of emergency services.

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A Holocaust survivor in Italy “offended” a local politician in Trieste when she made the factual observation that Jesus was Jewish. 

“I would gladly have this nice little grandma over for tea, I have great respect for her,” said Fabio Tuiach, the uninformed member of Trieste’s municipal council. “But as someone who is deeply Catholic, I was confused and offended because she said Jesus was a Jew — while for me he was the Son of God.”

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Just as the city of Bethlehem should be getting ready for Christmas, it instead honored a young female terrorist who blew herself up in Jerusalem, killing two and injuring 28, near a Jerusalem supermarket in March 2002.

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A Swiss-Lebanese born businessman who bought up Adolf Hitler paraphernalia at an auction in order to keep the items out of neo-Nazi hands visited Israel this week. 

Abdalla Chatila was welcomed to Israel this week where he visited Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and met with President Reuven Rivlin as well.

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