Revelations 6:4 “And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.”
- As the rift in Israeli society grows, this is what Christians abroad should know
- In the past few weeks, Israel has been experiencing a deep political and societal crisis. For people abroad who feel spiritually close to the Jewish State, the situation can appear confusing.
- On Friday, the heads of the protests against the judicial reforms proposed by Prime Minister Netanyahu’s government vowed to hold a nationwide “week of paralysis” and on Sunday night, it seemed to appear. The mass protests that began three months ago came to a head after Netanyahu fired Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Sunday. Gallant, a member of Netanyahu’s Likud Party, called for the Prime Minister to compromise on the judicial reforms.
- “This poses a clear, immediate, and tangible threat to the security of the state. I will not lend my hand to this,” Gallant said in a televised statement.
- Dissent within the coalition would endanger the bill. If four MKs vote to oppose the reforms, it will not pass. But if four MKs abstain, the bill will still have enough votes to pass.
- As word of Gallant’s firing spread, protesters were galvanized into action, blocking major highways and lighting bonfires.
- The heads of the Upper Galilee and Shaar Hanegev regional councils, and the head of the Zichron Yaakov local council, announced a hunger strike. The report said the mayors and community leaders will strike in front of the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.
- The head of the Histadrut labor federation, Arnon Bar-David, declared a labor strike…shutting down departures from Ben Gurion International Airport as labor groups in other sectors including health also declared they were joining the strike.
- In addition, a group of universities announced a general strike starting Monday morning.
- In recent weeks, hundreds of Israeli Air Force officers and military reservists have declared that they won’t report for duty if the judicial reform passes and many have already stopped reporting for duty.
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