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Twelve soldiers were wounded, one seriously, in what police are investigating as a car-ramming terror attack near the popular First Station in Jerusalem on Thursday morning.

The driver rammed into a group of soldiers and fled. The car was later found abandoned close to Bethlehem, but the driver has not been found.

IDF Spokesperson Hidai Zilberman said the soldiers were in Jerusalem for a “heritage tour” and an early morning swearing-in ceremony at the Western Wall. Medics said one of the soldiers “was in a serious condition, unconscious and suffering major trauma.” Please pray for him NOW!

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In a rush to judge Israel for a crime it did not commit, Rep. Rashida Tlaib stepped into hot water (again!) by retweeting an inflammatory and inaccurate post accusing Israelis for the death of a young Arab boy. 

The anti-Semitic American representative, who has Palestinian roots, retweeted a post accusing “Israeli settlers” of kidnapping and killing an Arab boy in east Jerusalem.

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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.

There are three views:

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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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