Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Capitol Hill "Daily Brief" - January 6, 2008

A Message from Rabbi Benny Elon, MK

January 6, 2008

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem . . ." (Psalm 122:6)


A Message to all of our Partners-in-Prayer:

Greetings to you in the Name of our Messiah!

We recently received the following message from a good friend in Israel, who is a Member of the Knesset Rabbi Benny Elon.

In his message, MK Elon shares news of a new way that we can all support Israel, as we intercede for her peace and for the sovereignty of her land:


Please read his message, below, and prayerfully consider how you might "enter in," even more effectively, to support TRUE peace for the land of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob -- the roots of our faith,

As you do so, we encourage each of you to explore the opportunity to serve as a volunteer for this new initiative, by visiting their website. Please note, too, their "Online PR Campaign," which offers a creative way to spread your own message on behalf of Israel.

May the peace of God enfold each of you now, and throughout this New Year.

In His Amazing Grace,

Sara Ballenger, Founder
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

A Message from Rabbi Benny Elon, MK
A Message from Rabbi Benny Elon, MK

Dear Friends, The Oslo Accords and the unilateral withdrawal from Gaza are now widely recognized as tragic errors of immense proportions. Now, we face an even greater danger as the Israeli government, in the wake of the Annapolis summit, is scrambling to give away parts of Israel piece by piece in the pursuit of yet another false peace.

The creation of another Arab state in the heart of the Holy Land is anathema to Jewish and Christian faithful alike -- and for good reasons. In addition to the obvious security issues, it also contradicts prophecy and hinders the ingathering of the Jewish people to all parts of the holy and ancient land. It not only abandons the key biblical holy sites of Bethlehem, Jericho, Bethel and the Jordan Valley, but also, as we now know, would even divide Jerusalem. Finally, it flies in the face of God's eternal covenant with Abraham which is at the very center of the Bible. Whatever else can be said about our government's plan, clearly it would be a catastrophic spiritual and psychological defeat for Jews and Christians, and a colossal victory for Islamic terrorism. No one can foresee what would follow.

We must now stand together and translate faith into reality. It is time to learn from previous mistakes, and to create a new strategic vision which will allow us to protect Israel. We must propose a new way of thinking and waging the battle for conceptual change.

In this regard, I am proud to be promoting the Israel Initiative (www.Israelinitiative.com), an original Israeli peace plan which we are working to advance. Our goal is to bring real peace to Israel without sacrificing security or our eternal rights to the holy land.

With blessings for a good and Happy New Year,

Rabbi Benny Elon, MK


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