Saturday, July 30, 2011

Flying to Israel

I will leave in soon for Israel. This trip, sponsored by CUFI, will bring together 40 protestant young college leaders from various denominations, who share a common values, mainly our Support for an independent Jewish state of Israel.

The Trip will prove to be an excellent power experience. I hope to gain an in depth look at the progress of the state of Israel and am very interested in hearing, first hand,  residents share their stories about their life in the Jewish State. I understand that the culture and way of life has elements of both  secular and traditional Jewish customs.

Israel is a  burgeoning mix of western and eastern influences which reflects its culturally diverse citizenry. So in one view as a humanities major I'm anticipating viewing the nuances the Arts in the 21st century and it's effect on  jewish life.

With the world captivated in the recent events in Middle East Where oppression and  breach of human rights  in many parts of the Greater Middle East has given rise to growing cadre of youth voice many of whom fled streets to riot in hunger for freedom and liberty.   We have seen this played out in Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, just to name a few. In the midst of  these events lso served as a highlight to 1 Nation in the Middle East that stands are a protector of Human Rights and Dignity, A staunch democracy and  true American Partner, Israel.

Our trip comes at a crucial time, support for the US - Israel relationship is pivotal. I am hoping to bond with our other participants who share  people who support Israel as an independent Jewish state.

This Fall I will engage campus peers in support of the US - Israel Relationship. i'll share with you further next time...

enjoy this Video of Israel Accomplishment  and gift of ingenuity to our world

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Remember Israel

Today I take the time out to reflect on the Glorious day that Israel was created as a State in 1948!

I am just two days away from one of the leading evangelical Israel advocacy Summits in the world Christians United For Israel  Washington Summit. CUFI on Campus is bringing 700 Pro-Israel students will gather in Dc to be inspired, informed and challenged about issues related to Israel and her right to exists as a self governed nation without the foray of terrorism.

I can go on and on about terrorism groups, who target anything "Jew". Globalism and it's effect's on nations sovereign right of self-determination. But maybe for another post. But Now I want to focus on interesting facts about the State of Israel and her contributions to society as a whole, highlighting the investment in her citizenry.

 Enjoy these amazing Fact.

  • Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees.
  • 1. Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees to the population in the world.
  • Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin -109 per 10,000 people - as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.
  • Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital funds right behind the US.
  • Israel has the highest average living standards in the Middle East. The per capita income in 2000 was over $17,500, exceeding that of the UK.
  • When Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel in 1969, she became the world's second elected female leader in modern times.
  • Israel has the largest raptor migration in the world, with hundreds of thousands of African birds of prey crossing as they fan out into Asia.
  • The cell phone was developed in Israel by Motorola, which has its largest development center in Israel.
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was produced by Haim Saban, an Israeli whose family fled persecution in Egypt.
  • In 1984 and 1991, Israel airlifted a total of 22,000 Ethiopian Jews at risk in Ethiopia to safety in Israel.
  • Most of the Windows NT operating system was developed by Microsoft-Israel.
  • Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.
I've highlight a few breakthrough achieves since Israel has become a state. And for a country and population relatively so small and an economy a-little over $200 Billion, their achievements are enormous. Something to think about until next Blog!

I'll finish with a passage from Numbers 24:1-9(KJV):

1.And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness. 

2.And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him.

3.And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

4.He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

5How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!

6As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

7He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.

8.God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.

9.He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee