Israel's Fallen Soldiers Today
Hans, Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) begins tonight.
At 8:00 p.m., less than an hour after the sun sets here in Israel, the flag
will be lowered to half staff and the siren will sound for an entire minute
throughout the Holy Land.
Its mournful cry is
the sound of national grief as Israelis remember the precious souls of more
than 23,000 Jewish people who lost their lives protecting the Holy Land or as a result of
terrorism from 1890 to the present.
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Tomorrow morning, a
second siren will sound at 11:00 a.m. for two minutes, marking the beginning
of official ceremonies in the military cemeteries.
"As a mother comforts her child, so
will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem." (Isaiah 66:13)
Former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny
casualties at an official annual memorial service for fallen soldiers.
the horrors of the Holocaust, God rebirthed the nation of
Israel as a homeland for His Chosen People in a single day in fulfillment of
prophecy; nevertheless, Israelis have had to defend this nation from
those who wish to crush it.
has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this?
Can a country be
born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner
is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children." (Isaiah 66:8)
Within 24 hours of the miraculous rebirth of the
State of Israel in 1948, five of Israelâ€™s Arab neighbors,
Egypt, Syria, Transjordan, Lebanon, and Iraq, invaded the tiny new
war lasted 15 months, and God was with the Jewish People. Although only
6,373 Israelis were lost in the War of Independence, every year the list of
those who have died defending Israel grows longer.
A torch lighting
ceremony (hadlakat masuot) on Yom HaZikaron
Israel's enemies are
still determined to extinguish this state, which is the size of New Jersey,
and innocent civilians are losing their lives.
Though Israel only wants peace, she has been
forced to defend herself from the aggression of the surrounding Muslim
nations that oppose the very idea of a Jewish state.
Israel is a
peace-loving nation, the nation that gave to the world the Bible and the
Prince of Peace, Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah), Savior of the World.
Please take some time
today to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
'May those who love you be secure.'"
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this solemn day in Israel.
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