HAVE A BLESSED SHABBOT SHALOM
CELEBRATING Shabbat and Holidays
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A PRAYER for a calm heart and home
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God – Matthew 5:9.
Each home will have its own level of neatness to aspire to, but there is something that everyone can agree upon as ideal: living in a calm, peaceful home. What is the atmosphere of your home on most days? Could you describe it as a place of refuge or is it more chaotic or stressful? There’s the visible calm of a clean, orderly home and there’s also the invisible calm of a welcoming, loving environment.
Arlene Pellicane – GODTUBE
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- Erdan confirms trying to kick-start prisoner swap talks with Hamas – YNET NEWS, Attila Somfalvi and Alexandra Lukash
- Three minor earthquakes hit Israel, serious one only a matter of time – JERUSALEM POST, Tamara Zieve
- Hezbollah role in Syrian south exposes limits of U.S. policy – REUTERS, Tom Perry, Laila Bassam
- IDF’s cyber defenders prepare their responses for the ‘unknown threat’ – JNS, Yaakov Lappin
by Attila Somfalvi and Alexandra Lukash for YNET NEWS, July 05, 2018
In an exclusive Ynet interview, public security minister says ‘every effort through diplomatic channels’ being made to begin talks with terror group which is holding Israeli citizens, remains of IDF soldiers; says Israel insufficiently prepared for earthquakes day after country is rocked by 2 in 24 hours.
by Tamara Zieve for JERUSALEM POST, July 05, 2018
A bigger earthquake than those felt by Israelis over the past couple of days is sure to come – and Israelis should be ready for power outages and if necessary to leave their homes. So warned Amotz Agnon, professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on Thursday.
In an interview conducted by the Israel Project, Agnon said that the “when, how bad and where” are not clear, but additional and more severe earthquakes are sure to come.
Israelis have felt three earthquakes over the past two days; additional ones were recorded by instruments of the Geophysical Institute of Israel.
by Tom Perry, Laila Bassam for REUTERS, July 06, 2018
Hezbollah’s role in the offensive near the border with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights has also defied Israeli demands that Iranian proxies be kept away from its frontier – a fault line of the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict.
“Hezbollah is a fundamental participant in planning and directing this battle,” a commander in the regional alliance that backs Damascus told Reuters. “Everyone knows this – the Israeli enemy, friends, and even the Russians.”
Hezbollah’s role includes directing Syrian forces, the commander said. It has also deployed its own elite forces.
But the Iranian-backed group is keeping a lower profile than in past Syria campaigns, acknowledging the risks of Israeli escalation.
by Yaakov lappin for JNS, July 04, 2018
The cyber defenders of the Israel Defense Forces are preparing to deal with future unknown threats that will not resemble the dangers known today, a senior cyber officer has told JNS.
Military assessments place cyber warfare on par with the potential damage that conventional weapons can incur. In some cases, cyberattacks can surpass the damage caused by known threats like missiles. A cyber arms race rages between Israel and its foes, parallel to the conventional arms race that is under way.
At a cybersecurity conference late last month in Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of the challenges Israel and all developed countries face from adversaries now bent on cyberattacks.