At least two rockets from Gaza intercepted by Iron Dome

Residents of Sderot in southern Israel watched the Iron Dome defense system shoot down one of the two rockets fired from Gaza that were intercepted before they exploded in the town on Wednesday evening. Some of the residents were treated for shock. A third rocket landed on vacant ground in the Eshkol district.

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17 thoughts on “At least two rockets from Gaza intercepted by Iron Dome

  • Dec 13, 2017 @ 21:29 at 21:29
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    Some old lady, of her Arabic name Aimra’at Kabirat Bialsini once said, some 50 years ago, “We must believe that there will be peace, someday. The day when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us”.

    Sorry, try another day, month, year, or perhaps century, Arabs are not there yet!

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    • Dec 15, 2017 @ 8:01 at 8:01
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      It was NOT just some old lady she was a Jew and she was Golda Meir. Golda Meir was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister.

      “We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us”. … Golda Meir

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  • Dec 13, 2017 @ 21:39 at 21:39
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    You, big infidel, you! Just wait a little more, UNESCO is today totally islamic, but tomorrow the UN charter will change to accomodate Sharia. God willing we will remove all hexagons and crosses, even the eks in the alphabet, and we will force an UN universal jizya tax collected by UN peacekeeping troops. Wanna live in peace, must pay! Double tax for Israelis, of course.

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  • Dec 13, 2017 @ 21:44 at 21:44
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    That is true, but with all due respect, this whole 4,000 year old mess since Ishmael and Isaac, along with all of the world’s problems (literally), would suddenly be solved if the Jews would only repent and acknowledge what even we Gentiles can see -despite the fact that we were not the people of God- that Jesus is the Messiah.
    God took away your temple, your priesthood, your sacrifices (and therefore your “religion”) as soon as you slew Jesus Christ (of whose death we are all guilty, including we Goyim) just to prove the point that Jesus is his Son. 2,000 years later, Israel still hardens its heart from confessing that painfully self-evident truth.Therefore the prophecies that you will always have enemies as thorns in your sides and pricks in your eyes continue. You have elevated the writings of the “sages” above the words of God in the Tanakh, just as Isaiah the prophet said of you. Or you have rejected the God of Israel in order to worship your brains instead (and God did give you the best brains).
    And by the way, the next man to give you back your temple will not be the Messiah, but an antichrist faking to be your friend temporarily before he betrays you like Judas betrayed Christ Jesus.

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    • Dec 13, 2017 @ 22:26 at 22:26
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      You can’t confess to something you didn’t do. As far as i see it Christianity is idol worshippers that were once Jews or nomads. And go fuck yourself information….the ROMANS murdered your fucking jesus if he existed at all. This lie you spread is the foundation for world murder of jews. ..thanks but no thanks. NOW fuck off.

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      • Dec 13, 2017 @ 22:56 at 22:56
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        amyisraelchai, I am not your enemy. Your reply seems as if you didn’t carefully read what I wrote.
        I freely confessed that we all -including the Gentiles- are guilty of Christ’s death.
        And we Bible believers are not Catholics. We believe the ten commandments therefore we also reject statues and images. However, according to the prophet Ezekiel, not all idols are on the outside. Some of them are in the heart, so a man can still be an idolator even though he doesn’t worship images.

        I haven’t yet read a reaction as virulent as yours on Debka. Evidently I touched a nerve. That’s the conviction of the Holy Ghost my friend. I want nothing but your salvation and blessing.

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      • Dec 13, 2017 @ 23:04 at 23:04
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        Consider also that you call the charge of killing Jesus a lie but then you blaspheme the name of Jesus in the same breath. You just proved the lie, sir.

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      • Dec 13, 2017 @ 23:11 at 23:11
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        The is no evidence that jesus existed. Period. All institutions noted where jesus did this or that in Israel were the evil lies of a Brittish queen and the crusaders built temples and monuments on her word. None of it happened. But the murder of Jews for killing jesus has not stopped for 2000 years. Just another excuse and i do not except that language. Its inflammatory and racist and enables things like i dont know…..CRUSADES….. maybe you heard of them. .. if not holocausts… ive personally been attacked by your kind and as they beat me as they said jews killed jesus… i stand by my earlier comments. Its a slippery slope. If you gentiles want to follow a fairy tale god. Then enjoy. Just leave us Jews out of it.

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        • Dec 13, 2017 @ 23:26 at 23:26
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          Your answer and accusation of racism relative to my stating irrefutable historical facts that are furthermore prophesied in your own Hebrew scriptures is exactly the same kind of answer that the Arabs give the Jews concerning the land of Israel and Jerusalem.
          The crusades were Satanic and Rome is the capital of Satan. Anyone that reads and believes the Bible knows that. We are agreed on that point. However, what you fail to consider my friend is that the God of Israel used the Assyrians and the Babylonians to slaughter his people and Jerusalem. That doesn’t mean that we condone those things or accept them. Recognizing a fact does not mean encouraging it. You are God’s people and apple of his eye, but that doesn’t change the fact that it was God who brought upon you the Assyrians and the Babylonians and the Romans. God uses the devil as his punishing tool. Read your Tanakh. Evidently Israel is doing something very wrong for God to have basically forsaken you these thousands of years. I am not any better than you, just a sinner saved by the grace of the God of Israel through his Son Jesus the Christ, but if you want the Arabs to accept hard truths, you must be prepared to do the same.

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        • Dec 15, 2017 @ 8:03 at 8:03
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          Typically, when this question is asked, the person asking qualifies the question with “outside of the Bible.” We do not grant this idea that the Bible cannot be considered a source of evidence for the existence of Jesus. The New Testament contains hundreds of references to Jesus Christ. There are those who date the writing of the Gospels to the second century A.D., more than 100 years after Jesus’ death. Even if this were the case (which we strongly dispute), in terms of ancient evidences, writings less than 200 years after events took place are considered very reliable evidences. Further, the vast majority of scholars (Christian and non-Christian) will grant that the Epistles of Paul (at least some of them) were in fact written by Paul in the middle of the first century A.D., less than 40 years after Jesus’ death. In terms of ancient manuscript evidence, this is extraordinarily strong proof of the existence of a man named Jesus in Israel in the early first century A.D.

          It is also important to recognize that in A.D. 70, the Romans invaded and destroyed Jerusalem and most of Israel, slaughtering its inhabitants. Entire cities were literally burned to the ground. We should not be surprised, then, if much evidence of Jesus’ existence was destroyed. Many of the eyewitnesses of Jesus would have been killed. These facts likely limited the amount of surviving eyewitness testimony of Jesus.

          Considering that Jesus’ ministry was largely confined to a relatively unimportant area in a small corner of the Roman Empire, a surprising amount of information about Jesus can be drawn from secular historical sources. Some of the more important historical evidences of Jesus include the following:

          The first-century Roman Tacitus, who is considered one of the more accurate historians of the ancient world, mentioned superstitious “Christians” (from Christus, which is Latin for Christ), who suffered under Pontius Pilate during the reign of Tiberius. Suetonius, chief secretary to Emperor Hadrian, wrote that there was a man named Chrestus (or Christ) who lived during the first century (Annals 15.44).

          Flavius Josephus is the most famous Jewish historian. In his Antiquities he refers to James, “the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ.” There is a controversial verse (18:3) that says, “Now there was about this time Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man. For he was one who wrought surprising feats….He was [the] Christ…he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him.” One version reads, “At this time there was a wise man named Jesus. His conduct was good and [he] was known to be virtuous. And many people from among the Jews and the other nations became his disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and to die. But those who became his disciples did not abandon his discipleship. They reported that he had appeared to them three days after his crucifixion, and that he was alive; accordingly he was perhaps the Messiah, concerning whom the prophets have recounted wonders.”

          Julius Africanus quotes the historian Thallus in a discussion of the darkness which followed the crucifixion of Christ (Extant Writings, 18).

          Pliny the Younger, in Letters 10:96, recorded early Christian worship practices including the fact that Christians worshiped Jesus as God and were very ethical, and he includes a reference to the love feast and Lord’s Supper.

          The Babylonian Talmud (Sanhedrin 43a) confirms Jesus’ crucifixion on the eve of Passover and the accusations against Christ of practicing sorcery and encouraging Jewish apostasy.

          Lucian of Samosata was a second-century Greek writer who admits that Jesus was worshiped by Christians, introduced new teachings, and was crucified for them. He said that Jesus’ teachings included the brotherhood of believers, the importance of conversion, and the importance of denying other gods. Christians lived according to Jesus’ laws, believed themselves to be immortal, and were characterized by contempt for death, voluntary self-devotion, and renunciation of material goods.

          Mara Bar-Serapion confirms that Jesus was thought to be a wise and virtuous man, was considered by many to be the king of Israel, was put to death by the Jews, and lived on in the teachings of His followers.

          Then we have all the Gnostic writings (The Gospel of Truth, The Apocryphon of John, The Gospel of Thomas, The Treatise on Resurrection, etc.) that all mention Jesus.

          In fact, we can almost reconstruct the gospel just from early non-Christian sources: Jesus was called the Christ (Josephus), did “magic,” led Israel into new teachings, and was hanged on Passover for them (Babylonian Talmud) in Judea (Tacitus), but claimed to be God and would return (Eliezar), which his followers believed, worshipping Him as God (Pliny the Younger).

          There is overwhelming evidence for the existence of Jesus Christ, both in secular and biblical history. Perhaps the greatest evidence that Jesus did exist is the fact that literally thousands of Christians in the first century A.D., including the twelve apostles, were willing to give their lives as martyrs for Jesus Christ. People will die for what they believe to be true, but no one will die for what they know to be a lie.
          Read your history books.

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    • Dec 13, 2017 @ 22:31 at 22:31
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      Jim, there is a client for you! This guy is very talkative, possibly he wants to sign off an accord or someting. Should I call the PM Netanyahu office? The call for all halachic authorities is already done, a truck full of rabbi is on the way.

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    • Dec 14, 2017 @ 19:23 at 19:23
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      figure out how many planets there are per star,how many stars per galaxy,how many galaxies are in the universe,where is the earth in it,it is high time for any religion to drop those stupidities such as chosen by God or the son of God,or the come back of the messiah,……,the kufar,……

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  • Dec 13, 2017 @ 22:15 at 22:15
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    Of course, in a similar situation, Erdogan would have had presented excuses to Kurds, promptly offering Ankara for a gift, and in case of refuse, Istanbul plus some monetary compensation.

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  • Dec 15, 2017 @ 8:08 at 8:08
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    Neither the Jews or the Gentiles killed Jesus. He made the choice to allow Himself to die on that cross for our sins. It was love that put Him on the cross. Some people believe that the Jews are cursed because they killed the Son of God. This belief is sometimes used to justify anti-Semitism and feelings of prejudice against the Jewish people. This is not a biblical idea. The Jews’ rejection of their Messiah did have its consequences, but the Bible does not speak of a continuing curse upon God’s chosen people.

    In Matthew 27:22, during Jesus’ so-called trial, Pilate asks the crowd, “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” The crowd answers, “Crucify him!” Pilate publicly proclaims Jesus’ innocence, but “they shouted all the louder, ‘Crucify him!’” (verse 23). Pilate then famously washes his hands, declaring himself to be “innocent” (verse 24) and telling the crowd that Jesus’ death “is your responsibility!” It is a responsibility that the mob accepts, shouting the chilling words, “His blood is on us and on our children!” (verse 25).

    It is important to remember who was speaking these words. Matthew 27:20 says, “The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd.” Yes, the mob at Jesus’ trial was comprised of Jews gathered in Jerusalem for Passover, but they were incited by religious leaders who had rejected Jesus years earlier (Matthew 12:14). The mob’s ringleaders bear the most responsibility, as does Pilate, who presided over such a travesty of justice. Also, the mob’s self-indictment was spoken by some Jews, not all of them. Jesus was a Jew, as were all His disciples, and they certainly did not call a curse upon themselves.

    The Jewish nation did indeed suffer for their rejection of their Messiah. On His way to the cross, Jesus hints at a coming judgment (Luke 23:31). Within one generation of the crucifixion of Christ, Jerusalem was totally destroyed by the Romans. The Jews were scattered, and for almost 1,900 years (until 1948), they had no homeland. There were spiritual ramifications, as well, as the gospel was brought to the more receptive Gentiles (see Acts 18:6). The apostle Paul likens the Gentiles’ inclusion in salvation to wild branches being grafted into a cultivated olive tree. The Jews (the natural branches) are not completely forsaken: “If they do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again” (Romans 11:23).

    In rejecting Christ, the Jews “stumbled over the stumbling stone” (Romans 9:32; cf. Isaiah 8:14). But they are not cursed by God. Paul asks the rhetorical question: “Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew” (Romans 11:1–2). In fact, there is coming a time when “all Israel will be saved” (Romans 11:26).

    How can the Jews be “cursed” when God had made an unconditional covenant with Abraham? “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” (Genesis 12:2–3). God also promised the Jews a large extent of land in Genesis 15. Israel has never had full possession of the land God promised, so the prophecy still awaits fulfillment during the Millennial Kingdom.

    People reap what they sow (Galatians 6:7), and disobedience brings sorrow. When the people of Israel fell into gross, unrepentant idolatry, they lost their land for the 70 years of the Babylonian exile (Jeremiah 29:10). When they rejected their Messiah, they lost their land for even longer. Jesus “came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him” (John 1:11). But God’s promise still stands: “The Lord has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: ‘Say to Daughter Zion, “See, your Savior comes!”’ . . . They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted” (Isaiah 62:11–12).

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  • Dec 18, 2017 @ 23:44 at 23:44
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    Absolutely brilliant Teresa! Thank you for sharing the truth with us and taking the trouble and time to do so. I admire your mild tone in replying to the arrogance of amyisraelchai who surprisingly uses a such a horrible adjective to describe his hatred of a Man who he says doesn’t even exist!! Why would you so virulently hate a Man who never existed? It is because the thought of such a righteous One who will soon return to judge the world stirs the conscience of the unbeliever. amyisraelchai does at least admit “As far as i see it Christianity is idol worshippers……” I must confess that I myself prefer to believe God’s word than amyisraelchai’s word.

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