JEWISH POPULATION IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA
JAN 10, 07. The Jewish population in Judea and Samaria
grew by nearly 6% in 2006.
According to figures released by the Interior
Ministry, there were 268,379 Israelis living in the
126 Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria at the
end of 2006, compared with 253,748 in 2005. The
figures did not indicate how many of the additional
residents were children born in the communities.
GAZA TERRORISTS SEEK TO USE KATYUSHAS
JAN 8, 07. A number of Palestinian terror cell members have
recently left the Gaza Strip and traveled abroad to
learn how to manufacture and effectively launch
short-range Katyusha rockets with an estimated range
of over 35 kilometers, high-ranking defense
officials told The Jerusalem Post.
While the Kassam has been the Israel Army’s immediate focus, a
high-ranking defense official said that it was
necessary to begin preparing for the possibility
that the Palestinian terror organizations in the
Gaza Strip would also soon obtain rockets with even
longer ranges than that of the Katyusha.
– Jerusalem Post
ISRAEL GRANTS LICENSE TO CHRISTIAN TV CHANNEL
Daystar Television Network,
which owns and operates 50 television stations
across the United States, will be the first
Christian network to broadcast into every home in
Israel with 100% Christian content.
"This is a first. Never before has the nation of
Israel granted a license for a 100% Christian
channel to broadcast into all of Israel. Up until
now, it has either been illegal, impossible, or
impractical. The message of the Gospel will now be
going into every home in Israel 24 hours per day, 7
days per week. This is a moment in time that we will
always remember," said a spokesman for Daystar.
The opportunity came after a year of negotiations
with Jewish leaders, and a six-month trial of
Daystar's flagship shows: Celebration and the Joni
show. According to details provided to the media,
Daystar can now be seen in Israel on the HOT Cable
System on channel 98. That is a strategic placement,
next to the Knesset Channel on channel 99.
(By Daystar Television Network, January 5,
Pray the Lord's blessing on Israel for their
willingness to allow freedom of religion to such a
generous degree. Praise God for this wonderful favor
"Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!
They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance.
In Your name they rejoice all day long, and in Your
righteousness they are exalted" (Psalm 89:1516).