Anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic acts reached record highs around the world in 2018, according to a new report from Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs released January 2019.
A CNN news source reported, “a quarter of Europeans polled believe Jews have too much influence in business and finance. Nearly one in four said Jews have too much influence in conflict and wars across the world“ (November 2018). The CNN survey also showed an alarming lack of knowledge of the Holocaust particularly among those aged 18 – 34; one in five said they never heard of it. Those surveyed included people from Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Sweden. In the United States 10% of adults were not sure that they had ever heard about the Holocaust. Among millennials it increased to 20%.
Pray and Proclaim:
- Pray that truth about historical events such as the Holocaust is taught in schools and discussed by political commentators throughout the world.
- Drop spiritual bombs of truth on the lies that are propagated about Israel and the Jewish people.
- Declare understanding and repentance among any Christians throughout the world who have received teachings filled with Replacement Theology and Anti-Semitism. Lord, let Your Church be Your voice of truth about Israel and the Jewish people.
- Decree that nations align with God’s promises to Israel and the Jewish people.
- Proclaim that there is increased understanding throughout the world regarding the contributions of the Jewish people to science, inventions, medicine, technology, agriculture, ecology, arts – contributions which have helped form the advancements we all have as benefits in our lives.
- I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed. – Genesis 12:3
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Interesting Facts About Israel
Subsequently, the Israelis defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without ending the deep tensions between the two sides. (The territories Israel occupied since the 1967 war are not included in the Israel country profile, unless otherwise noted.)
On 25 April 1982, Israel withdrew from the Sinai pursuant to the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty. In keeping with the framework established at the Madrid Conference in October 1991, bilateral negotiations were conducted between Israel and Palestinian representatives and Syria to achieve a permanent settlement.
Israel and Palestinian officials signed on 13 September 1993 a Declaration of Principles (also known as the “Oslo Accords”) guiding an interim period of Palestinian self-rule. Outstanding territorial and other disputes with Jordan were resolved in the 26 October 1994 Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace. Progress toward a permanent status agreement was undermined by Israeli-Palestinian violence between September 2003 and February 2005. Israel in 2005 unilaterally disengaged from the Gaza Strip, evacuating settlers and its military while retaining control over most points of entry into the Gaza Strip.
The election of HAMAS to head the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2006 froze relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). In 2006 Israel engaged in a 34-day conflict with Hizballah in Lebanon in June-August 2006 and a 23-day conflict with HAMAS in the Gaza Strip during December 2008 and January 2009. Prime Minister Binyamin NETANYAHU formed a coalition in March 2009 following a February 2009 general election. Direct talks with the PA launched in September 2010 collapsed following the expiration of Israel’s 10-month partial settlement construction moratorium in the West Bank.
Government Type: parliamentary democracy
Population: 7,707,042 (July 2013 est.)
Note: approximately 341,400 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank (2012); approximately 18,900 Israeli settlers live in the Golan Heights (2012); approximately 196,400 Israeli settlers live in East Jerusalem (2011)
Ethnic Groups: Jewish 75.1% (of which Israel-born 73.6%, Europe/America/Oceania-born 17.9%, Africa-born 5.2%, Asia-born 3.2%), non-Jewish 24.9% (mostly Arab) (2012)
Languages: Hebrew (official), Arabic (used officially for Arab minority), English (most commonly used foreign language)
Religions: Jewish 75.1%, Muslim 17.4%, Christian 2%, Druze 1.6%, other 3.9% (2012 est.)
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