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Hasson told the foreign envoys that “if the European countries fail to protect the Jews within their territory, the State of Israel will. Jewish blood is not cheap.” He further warned: “If you do not stand by our side, the day that Islamic terror reaches your homes, your beds and your kindergartens will come soon.”

Stela of Adad-Nirari III found at Tell al-Rimah, Iraq, in 1967. It mentions tribute from Jehoash the Samarian in ca. 800 BC.

Battles in Bible between Israel and Philistines Battle of Shephelah (2 Chr. 28:18) Philistines capture the Ark (1 Sam. 4:1–10) Philistines defeated at Battle of Eben-Ezer (1 Sam. 7:3–14) At Michmash, Philistines routed by Jonathan and men (1 Sam. 14) David defeats Goliath in single combat (1 Sam. 17) Philistines defeat Israel on Mt. Gilboa, killing King Saul and his three sons (1 Sam. 31) Hezekiah defeats Philistines as far as Gaza and its territory (2 Ki. 18:5–8)

Genesis describes how Jacob mourned 22 years that Joseph was missing…would think that after 22 years the pain of the death of a loved one would somewhat lessen or ease with the passage of time, but in this case it did not. Because there was no closure, no burial. Why? Because Joseph was not dead! For over 2000 years the Jewish people have been mourning the destruction of the Holy Temple. At every festive occasion its loss is remembered. No wedding takes places without the symbolic broken…

Gaza has always been an area of conflict for the Jews. Isaac, the promised son of Abraham and Sarah was born between Beersheba and Gaza. Genesis 20:1-3, 11-12; 26:1, 7.

Did you know that since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, terrorists have fired more than 7,000 rockets and mortars into Israel, putting millions of Israelis under threat on a daily basis?