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|Honoring the March for Life|
Honoring the March for Life
100,000 to March for LIFE on the streets of Washington, D.C.!
1. Intercessors for America Sponsors a March for Life Prayer Call
Date: Friday, January 19th
Conference Number: 712-432-0075
Access Code: 1412452#
2. President Trump to Speak at March for Life in DC: First Sitting President to Ever Do So! - CBN
"Since his first day in office, President Trump has remained steadfast on his campaign promises to the pro-life cause and has actively worked to protect the unborn," Jeanne Mancini, the organization's president said in a press release. "Over the past year, the Trump administration has significantly advanced pro-life policy, and it is with great confidence that, under his leadership, we expect to see other pro-life achievements in the years to come," she continued.
President Trump will headline this year's lineup of pro-life leaders speaking at the March for Life, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, Pam Tebow, Matt and Adrianna Birk, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, Bishop Vincent Matthews Jr., and Sister Bethany Madonna.
More than 100,000 Americans are expected to travel from across the country to Washington, DC for this year's March for Life. (Read more)
- Father God, we thank You for this President, who boldly stands for, and who defends, LIFE. We ask for divine protection for him
- "He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways."(Psalm 91:11) as he addresses those who will march for life in Washington, D.C. Amen.
3. Let your congressman know what you believe about LIFE - Intercessors for America
IFA has launched this interactive website so that each of us may offer our own prayers for pro-life, elected officials, and take action on other related matters. To access this valuable tool for intercession for LIFE, please go here.
4. Pro-Life "Turf Battle" Preventing Vote on Bill to Ban Nearly All Abortions - IFA
Pro-life groups and members of Congress are divided over whether on the day of the March for Life, the U.S. House should vote on a bill that would ban nearly all abortions, or instead a bill to ban infanticide after botched abortions.
The Heartbeat Protection Act would make it illegal to abort babies whose heartbeats can be detected. "It's the most protective incremental bill in existence," said one of its organizers, Janet Porter of Faith2Action.
The U.S. House is slated to vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would expand Bush-era anti-infanticide protections for babies born alive during botched abortions, on January 19 as hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists march through D.C.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act has 87 cosponsors. The Heartbeat Protection Act has 169 cosponsors. (Read more)
- Ask the Lord to free the vote on this bill before Congress and save countless lives that weigh in the balance.
- "Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." (Psalm 139:16)
5. The deceitful road to abortion - One News Now
Descriptors such as "bait-and-switch" and "sleight-of-hand" aren't often associated with judicial rulings - but that's exactly what happened along the road to legalized abortion on demand and the resulting assault on the family. (Read more)
|Focus on Israel|
1. Israel-India guided missile deal back on track: Netanyahu - Reuters
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a tour of India he had been informed by the Indian government that it had decided to put a major anti-tank missile deal back on track.
There was no immediate comment from Indian authorities.
Earlier this month, Israel's state-owned defence contractor Rafael said India's Ministry of Defence had cancelled the deal worth about $500 million to buy Spike anti-tank guided missiles.
"Following talks I have held with my friend, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Indian government has informed us that it is putting the Spike deal back on track. This is very important and there will be many more deals," Netanyahu said in a brief video statement during his five-day visit to India.
2. Reports: Israel Attacked 'Hezbollah Arms Depot' in Syria's Damascus- HAARETZ
Syrian opposition sources claimed Israeli warplanes attacked the Almas military airport near Damascus early morning. According to reports, a Hezbollah arms depot was the target of the attack.
There was no immediate official response from the Syrian government or the Israeli army.
The attack follows one from last week which was also attributed to Israel in which an arms depot in a Syrian army military base near Damascus was attacked with jets and ground-to-ground missiles, the Syrian army said.
3. Google, Facebook reps attend anti-Israel tech conference - World Israel News
As reported by Walla! News, Google and Facebook sent official representatives to Digital Activism Conference being held by 7amleh - Arab Center for Social Media Advancement in El-Bireh, north of Jerusalem. The internet giants participated in an event that featured topics such as "The Importance of Context in Documentation of Violence and Conflict," presented by an "expert in YouTube policy."
They joined senior representatives of organizations well known for Israel-bashing under the guise of protecting human rights. International groups such as Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Human Rights Watch officials were in attendance alongside Ramallah-based Al-Haq, a Palestinian civil-rights NGO, and Al-Dameer, which gives support to jailed Palestinian terrorists. The BDS movement was also well-represented.
4. Shootout erupts in Jenin between terrorists and IDF - YNET News
At least one Palestinian terrorist, believed to be involved in the fatal drive-by shooting of Rabbi Raziel Shevah last week, was killed late night after a gunfire exchange broke out in Jenin between Israeli security forces and Palestinian terrorists while IDF soldiers were conducting military operations.
According to initial reports, a number of Palestinians were wounded and shortly before , at least two Palestinians had been arrested when the volley of bullets began as IDF soldiers were conducting an search operation in the city for Shevah's killers.
Palestinian sources reported that dozens of IDF vehicles entered the city and confiscated security cameras at gas stations.
The IDF operations came on the heels of developments earlier in the manhunt for the terrorists who murdered Shevah, with fresh information indicating that they fled to Jenin after the attack, rather than Nablus which security forces originally concluded.
5. Netanyahu says he wants to see more women in senior military positions - Jerusalem Online
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out in support of the decision to appoint Maj. T. as the Israeli Air Force's first-ever female squadron commander. IAF Commander Maj. Gen. Amiram Norkin's decision has been strongly criticized by several religious officials, including the chief rabbi of Safed, who even called on Netanyahu to fire IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot over the appointment.
Netanyahu rejected Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu's remarks and said that he is proud of the appointment. "Not only will I not condemn the chief of staff, I praise him and the commander of the air force," the Israeli prime minister said from India. "I expect to see more appointments like this."
Netanyahu is not the only Israeli politician to condemn Eliyahu's remarks. Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) said that she is proud of the country's female pilots. "I salute the first woman who will serve as a squadron commander in the air force," she said. "The justified desire to enable a religious soldier to serve in a combat unit does not go against the advancement of women in the IDF."
6. INSIGHT FOR INTERCESSORS - Weekly Report
To read this week's analysis of news out of Israel, https://www.getamericapraying.
7. Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel - WhiteHouse.gov
WASHINGTON, DC - Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the Middle East later this month on behalf of President Donald Trump. The Vice President will visit Egypt, Jordan, and Israel . The Vice President will address the shared need to combat terrorism and assist persecuted religious minorities.
The Vice President will depart on January 19 and will arrive in Egypt on , where he will meet with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. Following, he will travel to Jordan on to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II. The Vice President will then spend in Israel, where he will participate in bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin. He will also give remarks at the Knesset, and visit Yad Vashem and the Western Wall.
"The Vice President is traveling to the Middle East to reaffirm our commitment to work with the United States' allies in the region to defeat radicalism that threatens future generations," said Alyssa Farah, Press Secretary for the Vice President. "The Vice President is looking forward to meeting with the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, and Israel to discuss ways to work together to fight terrorism and improve our national security."
- Father God, we ask for traveling mercies for Vice-President Mike Pence and his staff as they make this journey to Egypt, Jordan and Israel in the next few days. Keep them all safe from harm we pray, in Your name, amen and amen.
- "For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways."(Psalm 91:11)
8. Netanyahu Says US will move embassy to Jerusalem within year; Trump says 'no' World Israel News
The US will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem much quicker than initially thought, possibly within the coming year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said .
Israeli media reported that on a flight within India as part of his six-day state visit to the country, Netanyahu commented that the embassy move will occur "much sooner than you think," likely within the year. However, when asked about Netanyahu's statement, Trump told Reuters that this will not happen. "By the end of the year? We're talking about different scenarios - I mean obviously that would be on a temporary basis. We're not really looking at that. That's no."
In December, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that the move of the American Embassy to Jerusalem is "not going to be anything that happens right away . . . it's probably no earlier than three years out." (Read more)
- Father, as we read news of this report, we come against any confusion of understanding between our two nations in this vital matter. Let all be done according to Your will, in Your timing we pray, amen.