Current Events

We are having a special guest from Israel Monday night Oct. 14, 2013 at 7PM. The former mayor of Shiloh, David Rubin, will be our speaker. He is the author of several books on Israel and the situation as perceived from Judea, Samaria and the settlements. David will also be talking about the facility at Shiloh to work with children who have been the victim of terrorist attacks. Please take a moment and look over the accompanying brochure. This will be at 7 PM Central Time. You can go straight to the broadcast from this link http://hatikva.org/webcasts/live-video. I hope you will join us in person or on-line . This will be in the place of our regular Chavurah Tuesday night.DRubin-PEACE-FLYER-UPDATED-2013

Gilla Trebich and a special David Fund project

I did a special phone interview with Gilla Trebich concerning the David Fund. Gilla has been a close friend for over twenty years and has worked as my guide for almost every tour I have led to Israel. She has worked with me in the research on the Temple as well as many other projects. In 1993 we began working with a unit in the Barak Brigade (an elite Tank Brigade) on the Golan Heights. While the Israeli army works with a tremendous budget, almost all funds go to equipping and training the soldiers. Very little money is directed to the comfort and personal needs of the troops. We have a project that we have supported for a number of years of providing cable television and picking the best hd antenna and internet to remote observation posts. This allows these soldiers who are monitoring the terrorist groups and vital to the security of the settlements and Israel itself to have something to do when they are off work. Due to their locations and the small size of the units the soldiers are confined to their posts for weeks at a time unable to move about. Generally they are hunkered down in a bunker on top of a mountain deep in Arab territory. Recently the amounts in the David Fund have dwindled requiring us to come to you to make up the necessary funds. We need 13 people or groups that would be willing to give $58 – $60 a month ongoing. This will allow the David Fund to continue providing this service to these young men and women. Listen to Gilla describe all the above and much more.

Phone Interview with Yonatan Boofty, Executive Director of Arutz Sheva

I had the pleasure of interviewing Yonathan Boofty of Arutz Sheva by telephone on Novemeber 28, 2012. Yonathan addressed the recent action in Gaza between the IDF and Hamas. Various issues were discussed in the call including the Moslem Brotherhood, Egypt, and the objectives of Hamas in the fighting. Yonathan gave a synopsis of what the Israeli accomplishments were. We also spoke concerning world opinion and the world press, the ceasefire and concessions.

We switched our talk to the rapidly rising Anti-Semitism from several key European countries such as Poland, Hungry, England, Germany and France. Yonathan spoke of the boycotts sponsored by the BBC against Israeli companies that all of us need to be aware of. It is time once again for Jews of Europe to leave and hopefully take refuge in Israel.

In Mid-January Israel will have national elections. Yonathan gave an over-view of the various parties in the race and let us know where they stood. Most interesting were his comments concerning Ehud Barak and his retirement from politics. Yonathan pointed out that there is a possibility that Bibi might bring Barak back as the new Minister of Defense. Listen to the interview on our WEB site and get a perspective from someone in the know from the Israeli side.

Join Joseph Good as he discusses issues he feels important to you before this momentous election.

Note From Joseph Good:

Shalom everyone. I pray you are preparing to vote or have already voted. I filmed this short election/Israel update concerning Israel and President Obama. This is the result of some conversations I had with friends in Israel where I specifically asked their input on the coming elections and how it might effect Israel.

In mid-October 2012 I had the opportunity to interview one of my closest friends in Israel, Moshe Kempinski, about the Israeli perspective as to the choices we have before us in the coming election. Moshe, along with his brother Dov operate a Judaica shop in the Old City of Jerusalem known as Shorashim. Moshe is an accomplished author and teacher. Not only has he taught and counseled in the secular world but also teaches in a prestigious Yeshiva in Jerusalem. It has long been my custom to have Moshe speak to every group I take to Israel as I believe this man has tremendous insight regarding what is happening. Below is a link to listen to the phone call we had.