Thursday, April 19, 2018

CHPP Daily Brief "Praying for All in Authority" Thursday, April 19, 2018


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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, April 19, 2018

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And will say, 'Destroy!'
(Deuteronomy 33:27)

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Happy 70th Birthday, Israel !!!

1. Watch: Independence Day torch-lighting ceremony - Israel National News

Official ceremony opening celebrations for Israel's 70th Independence Day taking place at Har Herzl in Jerusalem. PM in attendance. (Go here)

2. Israel commemorates Memorial Day - Times of Israel

Israelis bow heads in silence as siren signals start of Memorial Day

At main ceremony in Jerusalem's Western Wall, president and IDF chief hail army as a unifying force; Rivlin: 'We did not leap into the tunnels as right-wing or left-wing'. (Read more)

3. From mourning to dancing with joy: Israel marks 70 years of Independence - Jerusalem Post

Torches were lit by twelve prominent members of Israeli society, to symbolize the 12 tribes of Israel. (Read more)

4. Shaked, Rivlin, sign pardons for Israel's 70th anniversary - Israel National News

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked signed the list of pardons given by President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday, ahead of Israel's 70th Independence Day.

Among the recommendations that Minister Shaked signed were a pardon from for a veteran who was injured in the First Lebanon War and who grew cannabis for his personal use.

Another pardon was issued to a divorced woman and a mother of children who stole from her employer but returned the money even before the beginning of her incarceration. She was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment.

Shaked said that "the cases brought before me and recommended for amnesty are those that meet the criteria of the special outline of the pardons for the 70th anniversary [of the state]. There is no day more appropriate than today, towards the end of Memorial Day and the start of Independence Day, to convey a message of encouraging rehabilitation and strengthening those who fought in Israel's wars, and who suffered for years from shock and got into trouble because of drug use." (Read more)

5. On 70th anniversary, Netanyahu says Israel's light will beat enemies' 'darkness' - Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a fiery address at a torch-lighting ceremony marking Israel's 70th Independence Day, declared that the Jewish state is becoming a "world power" and said its light will overcome its enemies' "darkness."

"We're turning Israel into a rising world power," Netanyahu said at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem before lighting a torch on behalf of all the governments of Israel since the founding of the state.

The prime minister thanked US President Donald Trump for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy to the holy city next month. (Read more)

6. A Prayer for the IDF

Please go here to view this powerful prayer [translated into English] honoring the Israeli Defense Forces on this 70th Anniversary of the birth of the Nation of Israel. Amen!

Focus on Israel

1. Palestinian With Truck Carrying Explosives for 'Independence Day Terror Attack' Arrested - HAARETZ

Security guards at a West Bank checkpoint found explosives in the truck of a Palestinian on Tuesday. Security officials said the driver was arrested on his way to an "Independence Day terror attack." Until sunset Wednesday, Israel's marks its Memorial Day, followed by Independence Day in the evening, with nationwide celebrations all day Thursday. Security guards said they found explosives during a routine search of a truck trying to cross the West Bank's Reihan Crossing. The blast was described as "powerful," though no additional details were given.

(Read more)

2. Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria - YNET News

Israel released details on Tuesday about what it described as an Iranian "air force" deployed in neighboring Syria, including civilian planes suspected of transferring arms, a signal that these could be attacked should tensions with Tehran escalate. Iran, along with Damascus and its big-power backer Russia, blamed Israel for an April 9 air strike on a Syrian air base, T-4, that killed seven Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) members. Iranian officials have promised unspecified reprisals. Israeli media ran satellite images and a map of five Syrian air bases allegedly used to field Iranian drones or cargo aircraft, as well as the names of three senior IRGC officers suspected of commanding related projects, such as missile units.

(Read more)

3. Israel Air Force opts out of US drill as Iranian threat looms - World Israel News

As tensions rise with Tehran over its escalating presence in Syria and purported willingness to act directly against the Jewish state, the Israel Air Force (IAF) announced that it was cancelling its participation in the US-run "Red Flag" drill in Alaska next month. Israel has accused Iran of sending an armed drone into its airspace in February from the T4 airbase in Syria, to which it responded by bombing the base twice, reportedly.

The first time was in an almost immediate reaction to the incident, and the authorities openly admitted it. Another strike, however, which was aimed specifically at the Iranian drone unit at the site and killed seven Iranian Guard troops, was only confirmed by an anonymous "senior military official" to the New York Times.

(Read more)

4. At 70, Israel's population is 8.842 million, 43% of world Jewry - Times of Israel

On the eve of Israel's 70th Independence Day, its population stands at 8,842,000, of whom 74.5 percent are Jewish, according to figures released on Monday by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The Jewish population stands at approximately 6.589 million, while Arabs number some 1.849 million, 20.9% of the population. There are approximately 404,000 citizens, 4.6%, who are non-Arab Christians or members of other ethnic groups.

Over the past 12 months some 177,000 babies were born, 41,000 Israelis died and 28,000 immigrants arrived. Overall, the population increased by 1.9%, and at the current rate will hit 15.2 million by the time Israel celebrates its centennial in 2048.

(Read more)

5. Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump mull attending Jerusalem embassy opening - Times of Israel

US President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Kushner's wife, White House adviser Ivanka Trump, are considering traveling to Israel next month to inaugurate the US embassy in Jerusalem, The Times of Israel has learned.

On May 14, the US will hold an official dedication ceremony for the US embassy in Jerusalem's Arnona neighborhood.

Kushner, one of Trump's top aides, and his wife, whose official title is assistant to the president, have been asked to represented the US administration at the celebrations surrounding the embassy inauguration, according to officials in Jerusalem and Washington.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. REPORT: North Korea, South Korea Set To Announce Official End To 64-Year-Long War - Daily Wire

Hostilities on the Korean peninsula ended on July 27, 1953, but the war didn't. On that day, the U.S., North Korea and China signed an armistice agreement designed to "insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved," according to the agreement. Sixty-four years later, the war has never been officially declared over. Now, though, North and South Korea are reportedly in talks to permanently end the war, daily newspaper Munhwa Ilbo reported Tuesday, according to CNBC.

Ahead of a summit next week between North Korean premier Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, lawmakers from the neighboring states were thought to be negotiating the details of a joint statement that could outline an end to the confrontation. Kim and Moon could also discuss returning the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone separating them to its original state, the newspaper said. North Korea has been softening its rhetoric of late. Reuters reported late last month that the North Korean leader has pledged his commitment to denuclearization and to meet U.S. officials. China and North Korea have also met, which drew praise from Trump. (Read more)

- Lord God, we pray North and South Korea will experience lasting peace. We also ask You, Lord, to open North Korea to Your Gospel so each precious soul can be saved.

- Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)

'Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Your possession. (Psalm 2:8)

2. CIA Director Mike Pompeo Secretly Met With Kim Jong Un - Daily Caller

CIA Director Mike Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang over Easter weekend for a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, The Washington Post reported, citing two people with direct knowledge of the trip. The top-secret trip was reportedly "part of an effort to lay the groundwork" for President Donald Trump's meeting with Kim in the not-too-distant future. Pompeo, who was recently tapped to serve as the new secretary of state, has so far led the administration's negotiations with North Korea. His clandestine trip to the North marks the highest-level meeting between the U.S. and North Korea since the turn of the century.

In recent weeks, The U.S. was in direct contact with North Korea, U.S. officials revealed to the media, adding North Korea had demonstrated sincerity and expressed a willingness to seriously discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. was engaging North Korea in dialogue at "extremely high levels," Trump said when speaking to reporters Tuesday. The president did not go into any detail. But The Post's revelation indicates talks are indeed being held at the highest levels as both sides prepare for an unprecedented meeting between a North Korean leader and an American president. (Read more)

- Lord God, we lift up these negotiations to You and pray for a quick work to peacefully denuclearize the threat from North Korea.

- "Come now, let us settle the matter," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool." (Isaiah 1:18)

3. Trump Turns Up Heat On Dems, Rand Paul To Confirm Pompeo - Daily Caller

"I think he's going to come through," Trump said of Pompeo's nomination before noting he believes Senator Rand Paul will reverse course on the matter. "I will say this about Rand Paul. He's never let me down," the President told reporters. "Rand Paul is a very special guy as far as I'm concerned. He's never let me down. I don't think he will let us down again. Let's see what happens. If you remember, he voted for healthcare and did us a big favor."

Paul has opposed Pompeo's nomination saying "I'm perplexed by the nomination of people who love the Iraq War so much that they would advocate for a war with Iran next." Paul's opposition is significant because he is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where other Democratic senators have already announced they will oppose Pompeo. Senator Tom Cotton told White House reporters Wednesday he is confident that Pompeo will be confirmed as the next secretary of state, regardless of whether the committee reports him out favorably or not. (Read more)

- Father, we pray Mike Pompeo's nomination will continue without delay and we ask for Your favor upon him in the Senate for confirmation. Lord, we trust that because he serves You first, he will serve our nation with excellence as Secretary of State.

- Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. (Col 3:23)

4. McConnell Kills Bill Protecting Mueller from Firing: 'We'll Not Be Having This on the Floor of the Senate' - Free Beacon

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Tuesday he would not bring any bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller to the floor, calling it unnecessary. McConnell's announcement effectively killed a bill meant to shield Mueller which was introduced last week by a bipartisan group of senators, called the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act. McConnell has previously stated he sees no need to have a bill protecting Mueller, who is spearheading the Russia investigation, and he repeated to Fox News host Neil Cavuto that he thinks President Donald Trump firing him would be a mistake.

"I'm the one who decides what we take to the floor. That's my responsibility as the Majority Leader," he added. "We'll not be having this on the floor of the Senate." He said he would be surprised if Trump did dismiss Mueller, stressing, "I don't think he should, and I don't think he will." Trump was asked about firing Mueller last week after the FBI raided his lawyer Michael Cohen's office, and the president said the situation was a "disgrace." Why don't I just fire Mueller?" Trump said. "Well, I think it's a disgrace what's going on. We'll see what happens. Many people have said you should fire him. Again, they found nothing. And in finding nothing, that's a big statement." (Read more)

- Father, thank You for these definitive words from Majority Leader McConnell. We pray President Trump will make the right personnel decisions for our government at all levels.

- 'This far you may come, but no farther, and here your proud waves must stop!' (Job 38:11)

5. 11 House Republicans sign letter demanding prosecutions for Clinton, Comey, McCabe, and others - Washington Examiner

Eleven House Republicans are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute a handful of individuals, including former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, ex-FBI Director James Comey, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. In a Wednesday letter to Sessions, FBI Director Chris Wray, and U.S. Attorney John Huber - who was appointed to investigate GOP claims of FBI misconduct - the lawmakers refer Comey and McCabe for "investigation of potential violation(s) of federal statutes." Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and FBI General Counsel Dana Boente are also named in the letter. Former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who were on special counsel Robert Mueller's team before being found to have anti-Trump bias, are also referred by the lawmakers, who are led by Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.

Comey is named first, and the lawmakers say the Justice Department should investigate him for perjury and making false statements to Congress about the FBI's investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server. McCabe should be charged for "lack of candor," the lawmakers said. An inspector general report released Friday confirmed McCabe lacked candor four times - including three under oath - which was the basis for his firing last month. The lawmakers say Comey, McCabe, Yates, and Boente are all referred because they signed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA warrant, to wiretap former Trump aide Carter Page. The lawmakers note that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has already told Sessions that FBI and DOJ leaders used the Steele dossier to obtain the warrant on Page, and because the dossier contained unverified and/or false information, they should all be criminally charged. In the referrals, he lawmakers say they are "especially mindful of the dissimilar degrees of zealousness that has marked the investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, respectively." (Read more)

- Father, we pray Attorney General Sessions will actively pursue wrongdoing by government officials, not allowing anyone to escape criminal prosecution.

- No longer will the fool be called noble nor the scoundrel be highly respected. (Isaiah 32:5)

6. HHS Secretary Alex Azar Hospitalized Again - Daily Caller

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has been hospitalized for the second time in the same week, according to an HHS statement. The news comes as Azar was first hospitalized Sunday night after he suffered from a "minor infection." He was given antibiotics "out of an abundance of caution," HHS said Sunday and was discharged the next day from St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, Minn., The Wall Street Journal reported. "I'm grateful for the incredible doctors & nurses who provided me with excellent care during my one-night stay at @StVincentIN," Azar tweeted Monday. "Also thankful for my wife, who insisted that I call my primary care doctor when I wasn't feeling well. Glad to be back at work for the American people."

Azar was readmitted to the hospital for additional treatment after recommendation from his doctor. The department made it clear that Azar "remains fully engaged with the responsibilities of his job." "Secretary Azar has been and will continue to be in regular contact with HHS leadership, the White House, and members of Congress as he remains fully engaged with the responsibilities of his job," HHS spokeswoman Caitlin Oakley said. "He and his family very much appreciate all of the well wishes and thoughts, and they are incredibly grateful for the doctors and nurses taking great care of him. Secretary Azar hopes to be back in his office at HHS as soon as possible, consistent with his needed recovery and the recommendations of his doctors, and we will continue to provide updates as available." Due to Azar's health, he had to postpone a hearing in Washington, D.C., Thursday about the budget of the HHS. (Read more)

- Father, we lift up Secretary Azar to You and ask for his complete healing. May this experience help him be an even more effective leader for the Department of Health and Human Services.

- I am the Lord, who heals you. (Exodus 15:26)

7. Eric Holder headed to New Hampshire for high-profile event - The Hill

Former Attorney General Eric Holder will make an appearance at the annual New Hampshire Politics and Eggs breakfast hosted by Saint Anselm College and the New England Council, according to a press release. A statement from the group noted Holder would be the featured speaker at the June event, which is often attended by politicians considering a presidential bid. Holder's trip to the early primary state follows remarks from the former Obama administration official suggesting the possibility of a 2020 run in his future.

Holder currently runs the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization he created that encourages pro-Democratic re-drawings of congressional districts. The group is targeting states where Republicans hold the state legislative chambers and governor's mansions ahead of November's midterm elections. Holder also says the group intends to take legal action to stop the Trump administration over its decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. (Read more)

- Father God, our nation suffered great injustice under Attorney General Holder, and we ask You to expose his malfeasance and misuse of authority while in office. In Your mercy, we pray his continuing efforts to harm our nation will amount to nothing.

- Though his hatred is covered by deceit, His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. (Proverbs 26:26)

8. AP's Latest History Textbook Says Christians And Conservatives Are Racists - Daily Caller

An AP U.S. History textbook slated for distribution in 2019 reportedly contains anti-Trump bias and says Christians and conservatives are racists and xenophobes. Radio host Alex Clark of WNOW's "The Joe and Alex Show" posted photos of the book and its contents on Twitter after publisher Pearson Education sent samples of the book to public schools to encourage school administrations to purchase it, according to Fox News. The textbook features sections on the Black Live Matter movement and the 2016 presidential elections in which author New York University Professor James Fraser portrays Christians, conservatives, and President Donald Trump supporters as bigots who fear non-white ethnicities.

"There are specific parts where it goes off the rails from a historical textbook toward an op-ed," Minnesota Rosemount High School student Tarra Snyder told Fox News. A section of the book, "The Angry Election of 2016," describes Trump supporters as "mostly older, often rural or suburban, and overwhelmingly white." It also calls Trump supporters from Hillary Clinton supporters' perspective "people who were afraid of a rapidly developing ethnic diversity of the country, discomfort with their candidate's gender, and nostalgia for an earlier time in the nation's history."

As for Trump, Fraser ascribes not only anger to him but also "not-very-hidden racism" and "extremism." The textbook was "developed by an expert author and underwent rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity" and it was "designed to convey college-level information to high school students," Pearson Education spokesperson Scott Overland told Fox News. (Read more)

- Father, we pray the outrage over this book will prevent it from being circulated among our Advanced Placement students. We ask You to protect the minds of our young adults from lies and deception.

- Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (Proverbs 4:23)

9. Experts: Iran, Hezbollah Have 'Radicalized Thousands of Latin Americans' - Breitbart

Iran has "converted and radicalized thousands of Latin Americans" throughout the years by dispatching imams to the region and establishing mosques and "cultural centers" that Hezbollah used as recruiting tools, an expert on the Islamic Republic indicated while testifying before a House panel. On Tuesday, Emanuele Ottolenghi of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) think tank told a House panel via written testimony: Since its establishment, the Islamic Republic of Iran has viewed Latin America as a fertile ground for the export of its revolution. Tehran wants the Western Hemisphere to become a hotbed of anti-Americanism and a forward operating base for Iran. To this end, over nearly four decades, Tehran has built a network of mosques and cultural centers across the region. It aggressively expanded its base of supporters and sympathizers by dispatching itinerant preachers, who have successfully converted and radicalized thousands of Latin Americans to Iran's version of Shi'a Islam. Ottolenghi went on to note that Iran has helped Lebanese ally Hezbollah to establish a "dominant" footprint in Latin America. (Read more)

- Father, the answer to every problem we have in this world is Jesus. We pray the reality and Presence of Your Son will sweep through and overwhelm Latin America, bringing even these Iranian infiltrators into Your Kingdom.

- Look at the nations and watch-and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. (Habakkuk 1:5)

10. Hero Southwest pilot speaks out: 'We were simply doing our jobs' - Fox News

The Southwest Airlines pilot and first officer who safely made an emergency landing at a Pennsylvania airport Tuesday after one of the plane's engine blew mid-flight said their heroic actions were them "simply doing our jobs."

"As Captain and First Officer of the Crew of five who worked to serve our Customers aboard Flight 1380 yesterday, we all feel we were simply doing our jobs," Captain Tammie Jo Shults and First Officer Darren Ellisor wrote in a statement.

"Our hearts are heavy. On behalf of the entire Crew, we appreciate the outpouring of support from the public and our coworkers as we all reflect on one family's profound loss," the duo continued, adding they interviewed with investigators on Wednesday. (Read more)

- Father God, we continue to honor Tammie Jo Shults and Darren Ellisor for their heroic actions in safely bringing down that Southwest Flight, sparing the lives of almost all who were aboard. We continue to lift the Riordan family before You, too, as they grieve the loss of their wife, and their mother. Thank You for the gracious and humble attitude now being displayed by the pilots in the aftermath of this tragedy, for they are truly heroes today in our land. Amen.

- "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8)

The Daily Jot

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

​​​​​End time prophecy-man made or God?

There is some debate among Bible scholars and prophecy students about the end of days and how they will take place. We know, for example, that there is an antichrist-led battle against Israel that results in the mountains being leveled, a great earthquake, the sky rolling back like a scroll, hailstones, fire and brimstone, darkness, and flesh, eyes and tongues rotting while people are standing. These all appear like descriptions of a nuclear holocaust. We also know Isaiah 55:8 that God said "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways, my ways." Certainly, there will be battles raging here on earth in the day of the Lord, but according to scripture, these times are God's times, not man's.

Chapter 8 of Revelation opens, "And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour, and I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets." The ensuing chapters describe the judgment on earth at the hands of these angels. These judgments correspond with accounts found in Ezekiel, Isaiah, Zechariah, Joel and other prophets speaking of the end of days. These are not manmade devastations. They are done by the hand of God. So while there will be wars and rumors of wars leading into and occurring during the seven years of Jacob's Troubles (the tribulation), and there may be nuclear conflict, the end is at God's hands.

This is why I do not agree that Ezekiel 39 or Isaiah 17 or other such accounts on the nations under judgment are describing nuclear war or nuclear-induced devastation. Isaiah 17:1, for example, is often cited by scholars as a nuclear attack that levels Damascus, "Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." Verse 7, says, "At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel." Another example: Ezekiel 38 describes what will happen to Gog "in that day (verse 14)." It sounds like a nuclear event. But God says in verse 16, "I will bring you against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in you, O Gog, before their eyes."

The Lord then speaks of pestilence with blood, raining upon the people with great hailstones, fire and brimstone and in verse 23 says, "Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations and they shall know that I am the Lord." This is the theme in that day when the nations are judged-earthly battles, but supernatural destruction. The Lord will leave no doubt in that day that He is Lord. If this were manmade destruction, doubters could use that to discredit God. Just as it is known without a doubt that God led his people out of Egypt, His word is consistent in end of days prophecies that people will know, even the enemies of Israel, that God is God and there is no other.

​​​​​Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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"The cross of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Galatians 6:14)


On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.


So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.


In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.


To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.



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Words & Music: George Ben­nard, 1913

About the Hymn:

The Old Rug­ged Cross was writ­ten in Al­bi­on, Mi­chi­gan. Or Po­ka­gon, Mi­chi­gan. Or Stur­geon Bay, Wis­con­sin. All three towns claim to be the birth­place of this hymn.

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Court Rules Israelis on Temple Mount May Call Out, "The People of Israel Live!"

(Israel)- [] An Israeli court ruled Monday that it is permitted for visitors to the Temple Mount compound to call out, "Am Yisrael chai" ("The people of Israel live"), because it is a patriotic slogan rather than prayer. (Photo: Jews visit the Temple Mount during the holiday of Sukkot, October 8, 2017/credit: Yaakov Lederman/Flash90/via Times of Israel)

Jews visiting the contested site are barred by Israeli law from praying there, under an arrangement instituted by Israel after it captured Jerusalem's old City in the 1967 war.

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court made its ruling in the case of Itamar Ben Gvir. . .

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