Skip to comments.Israel: World Leader in Technology, Diversity and Human Development -- A Nation That Embraces Life
Posted on 11/20/2019 7:41:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
With the aim of improving accuracy in reporting about Israel, the Israeli government press office hosted Christian Media Summit 2019 from Nov. 3-6. It kicked off at the Friends of Zion Museum, featuring speeches by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.
As a Summit delegate, I represented the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem-Canada. Most striking to me amid the pomp-and-ceremony, impressive lectures and historic sites was Israels embrace of life, which was evident in the fabric of its culture.
Israel is like a world unto itself and the epitome of diversity, despite the tainting of the word diversity by progressives. Israels Aliyah process of the return of Jews from the four corners of the earth, including Africa, China and India, makes its diversity obvious. One can also observe in a single day the catering to both devout Christian evangelicals and gay party seekers, the latter of whom must hide for their own safety in surrounding Islamic lands.
From Old Testament stories to the Crusades to the Ottoman Empire, and ongoing efforts to obliterate it, Israel has seen it all and has bloomed in adversity. But beneath Israels overt intrigue is her soul, which shines from her love of life, her appreciation of human worth and nurturing of it, contrary to the grim public image foisted upon her during decades of wrangling with a "peace process" through which her enemies have sought her delegitimization and dissolution. From the day Israel was born on May 14, 1948, she has fought for her life. Her first breath was already frail as she emerged from a Holocaust. Yet nothing has impeded her pursuits of life and liberty.
Even her iceberg relationships a term used in a speech by Reuven Azar, Israels deputy national security adviser for foreign policy with certain non-democratic countries in the region reflects her abilities to seek out common interests despite historic political and religious differences.
For example, the Saudis greatly benefit from Israels technology at a time of its own stagnant growth due to plummeting oil prices and its proxy war in Yemen. It is no secret that Saudi Arabia and Iran are in a fierce competition for influence in the Persian Gulf and, more broadly, in the Middle East.
Conversely, despite the Saudi kingdoms guardianship of Islams two holiest places Mecca and Medina an alliance of mutual interest between Israel and the Saudis will help Israel to maintain the status quo in the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
Political strategy is but one part of Israels character. Known as the medical technology hub of the world, Israel serves her own citizens, injured jihadists who have attacked her and thousands of Palestinian children, and is on the frontlines of international humanitarian aid and emergency relief missions.
On my visit to Israel, I visited the Golan Heights, Mount of Beatitudes, Beresheet fruit factory, Valley of Tears, Katzrin Talmudic Village and President Reuven Rivlins residence.
One site stood apart: Shalva Center, the Israel Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. It provides transformative care, empowers families and advocates for social inclusion. This state-of-the-art center of breathtaking architectural beauty and warmth helps 2,000 children and adults weekly.
As our delegation socialized, enjoyed food, wine and live music, we were in for the biggest surprise: a grand performance, featuring the magnificent talent of those with disabilities.
Many in the audience were moved to tears and took to the stage to join performers in dance and song near closing, a moment that inspired limitless hope.
On the last day of our summit, we visited the residence of Israels President Reuven Rivlin, who declared amid loud applause that we are still working for the Messiah and that peace will never come through denying the Jewish people their right to Jerusalem our capital now and forever."
Rivlin said Jerusalem was the capital 3,000 years ago and will continue despite lies from anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism." His profound statement was sealed in his words "Jerusalem is the city of truth."Christians are also well aware that blessing Israel will yield blessings (Genesis 12:1-3).
Considering the goal of improving the accuracy of reporting about Israel, here is a question to ponder for starters: How did this young Jewish country manage to so fully develop a nation state that leads the world in technology, diversity and human development, and succeed in installing religious rights and freedoms in an oppressed region, demonstrating the value of life in the midst of daily threats, propaganda and turmoil?
“He’s the Neighborhood Bully!”
It would be helpful if Israel would take a stand against the Democratic Party “open borders” crowd.
Obviously, Israel does not want its border to be opened to all comers—so they understand why we should not either.
One can also observe in a single day the catering to both devout Christian evangelicals and gay party seekers..
Besides the big on gay rights and abortion thing, they’re great :)
God’s chosen people better wake up.
Just like WE better wake up.
We’re STILL two of the greatest countries on earth to live in.
But God’s patience dwindles after a while.
Yeah except when their mossad is trying to honey pot the entire western world
I visited the FoZ Museum a couple of weeks ago. Very well done.
While in Jerusalem we saw all sorts of different Jews. I can't describe it in any other way than the very different HATS the men wore.
I hadn't realized that there were such differences within Judaism.
I was told by our group leader, an American, that the Israel Jews, Muslims and Palestinian Catholic Arabs (That's what they call themselves.) must work together. They all love their land.
They seem to work together making it an UNFORGETTABLE country.
Israel has its own open borders crowd.
There are tens of thousands of African illegals, including no-go neighborhoods, in Israel that Israeli Leftists are encouraging.
As Jews in Israel trend more religious and conservative, the Israeli Left is casting about for more nonJewish immigration, legal or otherwise.
Israel is the only Western nation in the world where a prominent politician can talk openly about the coming of the Messiah, without any fear of being mocked by the so-called enlightened secular intellectuals.
And this is why the Marxist, Godless Left hates Israel more than any other country.
In America, Europe, and the rest of the West, the Left celebrates empty churches and SJW’s posing as Christian leaders. They view Islam as an ally of convenience against the West.
But they know that little Israel spells trouble for their plan for world domination. And they dare not admit the fear in their heart that maybe the God that they insist does not exist might be on Israel’s side.
Look at the abortion stats for Israel and perhaps reconsider ...
Reported abortions by district of residence, 2003
|Judea, Samaria and Gaza||353|
|Judea, Samaria and Gaza||8,059|
|district||abortion ratio||abortion percentage||rank|
|Judea, Samaria and Gaza||44||4.2||7|
That headline is a bit off....
Israel sadly has an abortion rate about like Denmark and Singapore
Less than ours though by about 30%
Former communist nations have the highest published rates
RE: That headline is a bit off....
Well, the article’s constant repetition of Israel’s embraced of life such as these:
“impressive lectures and historic sites was Israels embrace of life, which was evident in the fabric of its culture.”
“demonstrating the value of life in the midst of daily threats, propaganda and turmoil”
are totally off then.
No, simply the fact they have western rates of abortion
That doesnt equal out their positive contributions
I have the capability to criticize in nuance
Something very difficult for posters here
Next itll be
Wardaddy said Israel has abortions , hes a damn Nazi..I knew it
Imagine our congresscritters, pundits or Hollywoodies boldly saying Jesus Christ is King, and He IS coming back to judge us all.
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