‘French Aliyah – missed opportunity, will be corrected’

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Arutz Sheva: Following the announcement earlier this week of a new plan to promote and encourage French Aliyah (immigration to Israel), Minister of Education and Diaspora Affairs, Naftali Bennett, participated this morning, Thursday, in the annual conference held by Qualita, the umbrella organization for Olim (immigrants) from France in Israel.

The conference was held with the participation of organizations and associations working for French-speaking Olim in Israel in order to promote cooperation in their activities and training employees.

The Minister opened his remarks by referring to the death of the baby injured prenatally in the terror attack in Ofra, and said, “Last night we buried a baby who was shot while still in his mother’s womb. He was born out of fire and fought for his life. His name was Amiad Israel, meaning ‘My people forever in Israel’.

The goal of our enemies is to try to beat us more and more to break our spirits. We are here in the Land of Israel because this has been our home for 3,000 years. Amiad Israel, of blessed memory, paid with his life for this country, and his parents join a long line of parents who fought for the Land of Israel.

The goal is to bring us to despair, but peace will come when it is our enemies who despair of this dream of getting us out of here. Therefore, we will never give up a centimeter of the Land of Israel.” more …

Opinion: We have been covering the Sunday night Ofra shooting in Today’s Headlines (see Tab at top of page). My wife and I felt especially connected to this Israeli mother since we recently received the blessing of a granddaughter just two and a half weeks ago.

Our grandbaby’s mom was not shot in the stomach and she is not suffering the loss of a child that Amiad Israel’s mom is suffering, as she clings to life from a bullet to her abdomen. The terrorist who opened fire on 7 Israeli citizens Sunday night shot the pregnant mother first.

So, is the rampant anti-Semitism that is happening now prophetic? As the world approaches the time of tribulation (Matthew 24:21), anti-Semitism around the world will increase (2 Thessalonians 2:7) and God will turn it to good and call His chosen home to Israel.

Alas! For that day is great,
So that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it. Jeremiah 30:7

Four sentences packed with prophecy:

  • The day of the Lord is great (Joel 2:31; Acts 2:20)
  • There will be none like it (Matthew 24:21)
  • Time of trouble for Jacob (anti-Semitism will increase Matthew 24:9)
  • But Jacob (Israel) will be saved (Genesis 35:10; Zechariah 12:10)

Naftali Bennett is correct, the Jewish people will be going home.