Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, together with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, attended the unveiling of a plaque to mark the construction of a Holocaust museum in Thessaloniki, Greece. At the ceremony the son of a survivor, from the island of Kephalonia, of the 1953 earthquake read a letter of gratitude written by survivors to the State of Israel for the assistance of the Israeli navy. Israeli vessels were among the first to reach the island following the earthquake.
Prime Minister Netanyahu also noted that, "Firefighting aircraft assisted us in extinguishing major fire in northern Israel, and saved part of Haifa, the 'Thessaloniki of Israel'. And therefore I would like to thank you for the help you provided." (GPO photo)
Day after day and week after week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is either entertaining some world leader in Jerusalem or being feted with the red carpets rolled out in many nations.
This week the Netanyahus are in Greece. BDS notwithstanding, Israel’s diplomatic ties with other countries are on the rise. Netanyahu recently announced that Israel has diplomatic relations with at least 161 countries.
The Prime Minister has been making a major impact on behalf of Israel also in visits to Asia, where he has held a summit in China, forged relationships with India, as well as strengthening links with many African nations.
In a speech that Netanyahu delivered at the Economic Community of West African States in (ECOWAS) Africa-Israel Summit in Monrovia, Liberia, he told his audience, “I believe in Africa, I believe in its potential – present and future.”
The high-flying Netanyahus depart for Greece.
Photo: Amos Ben Gershom, GPO
Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced that it will soon send an ambassador back to New Zealand, ending a six-month crisis which erupted after Wellington co-sponsored UN Security Council Resolution 2334 in December. The resolution, which was severely critical of Israeli settlement communities in the West Bank, passed when the Obama Administration chose to abstain rather than veto.
After recently meeting with US President Trump, Netanyahu hailed a “new day” in Israel-US relations.
“There is a dramatic change in the world” in its attitude toward Israel, Netanyahu said. Representatives of other countries see Israel as an economic, technological and military power house and they want to be part of that. They are coming to Israel and saying that they want to boost relations.
Israel and its future is becoming increasingly important. Despite the fact that the Bible is replete with God’s perspective on Israel, even Bible-loving Christians are often silent on the subject.
The Jerusalem Channel intercessors know that Israel is on the rise because Bible prophecy predicts it!
We thank God that he has kept us, protected us and brought us to this season!
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! ~Psalm 122: 6
Redeem Israel out of all of their troubles! ~Psalm 25:22
Restore everything that has been removed from them. ~Joel 2:25
Make their enemies to be at peace with them. ~Proverbs 16:7
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (center) and President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades at trilateral Israel-Greece-Cyprus summit in Thessaloniki.
GPO Photos: Amos Ben Gershom