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Esther and the son of my right hand

“PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM: THEY SHALL PROSPER THAT LOVE THEE.” PSALM 122:6

“BLESSED IS THE NATION WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD; AND THE PEOPLE WHOM HE HE HATH CHOSEN FOR HIS OWN INHERITANCE.”  PSALM 33:12

 

The Lions Den

What is puzzling is how anybody could find fault with Israel’s concern about a neighboring country’s  desire to exterminate their people. Who with a straight face could side with Iran? Unfortunately there are many, thus a needed visit to the U.S. by a man with a steely resolve, similar to the mettle of Golda Meir, to sound the warning bell of an impending crisis.

Israel’s prime minister, Mr. Benjamin  Netanyahu,  appeared before a joint session of Congress on March 3, 2015, and pretty much pleaded with the United States to recognize the seriousness of Iran’s hopes to finish what Queen Esther prevented: the eradication of the Jewish people.

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That’s right, the true Israeli statesman invoked the history of the Persians to prove that some things never change. For those who may not know,  Esther’s (Hadassah) cousin Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin by the way,  sent this word to Esther when…

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Winning Song!

I love this song which took first place as an Israeli entry in the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest held  in Jerusalem, Israel.  The first and only time I heard it was on a tour bus in Israel in 2003.  It’s amazing that I recalled the tune and could find it on You Tube!

Psalm 122:6 (Amplified Bible) says,

“PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!  MAY THEY PROSPER WHO LOVE YOU [THE HOLY CITY]!”

http://youtu.be/C33kO3fvjkI