The Pain, The Fear … The Tears of Israel
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name, thou art Mine.
Isaiah 43 verse 1
‘ Since thou art precious in My sight, and honourable, and I have loved thee; therefore will I give men for thee, and peoples for thy life.
Fear not, for I am with thee; I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; ‘
Isaiah 43 verses 4 and 5
Psalm 27 of David
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When evil-doers came upon me to eat up my flesh,
even mine adversaries and my foes, they stumbled and fell.
Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear;
though war should rise up against me, even then will I be confident.
One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
to behold the graciousness of the LORD, and to visit early in His temple.
For He concealeth me in His pavilion in the day of evil;
He hideth me in the covert of His tent; He lifteth me up upon a rock.
And now shall my head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me; and I will offer in His tabernacle sacrifices with trumpet-sound;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
Hear, O LORD, when I call with my voice, and be gracious unto me, and answer me.
In Thy behalf my heart hath said: ‘Seek ye My face'; Thy face, LORD, will I seek.
Hide not Thy face from me; put not Thy servant away in anger;
Thou hast been my help; cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
For though my father and my mother have forsaken me, the LORD will take me up.
Teach me Thy way, O LORD; and lead me in an even path, because of them that lie in wait for me.
Deliver me not over unto the will of mine adversaries; for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out violence.
If I had not believed to look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!–
Wait on the LORD; be strong, and let thy heart take courage; yea, wait thou for the LORD.
And He will set up an ensign for the nations, and will assemble the dispersed of Israel, and gather together the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
Isaiah 11 verse 12
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Givat Assaf, Migron, Ulpena Neighborhood in Beit El, Amona – all slated for destruction in next 4 months.
by Gil Ronen
The head of the Yesha Council, an umbrella group of settlement leaders in Judea and Samaria, is calling upon ministers and Knesset members to intervene immediately to prevent mass demolition of Jewish homes in the mountainous Israeli heartland. The alternative, he warns, “will throw us all into a whirlpool with unknown consequences.”
Yesha Council Chairman Danny Dayan sent a letter Tuesday to all of the ministers and MKs, noting that 150 homes – in close to 1,000 Israelis have resided for over a decade – are scheduled for destruction in the next four months or so.
“All of Givat Assaf could be erased by the end of 2011,” he warned. “Migron – by March 2012. The Ulpena Neighborhood in Beit El, by April 2012. Amona’s fate could be sealed in about a month. And the list goes on.”
“The absurdity and injustice are breathtaking,” commented Dayan. “For example, apartment buyers at the Ulpena Neighborhood received a government grant to encourage them to settle there. Now they are being presented as invaders and the homes they were encouraged to purchase might be torn down.”
Dayan said that the problem was not with the High Court but rather with the government, which decided that homes built by Jews on private land would be torn down. The High Court cited this decision when it gave orders to carry out the demolitions.
He warned that this government might be remembered as the one that carried out the most demolitions except the government of Ariel Sharon, which tore down Gush Katif and four communities in Samaria.
But as for me, I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
Micah 7 verse 7