March 2008 Entries
A number of people have asked for an update on Ami Ortiz. For those that may not have heard, Ami is the 15-year-old boy who was severely injured in a terror attack on March 20.
Last Thursday, Ami Ortiz, the son of David Ortiz, an Israeli pastor came home to his Ariel home and opened a holiday package. After all, it was Purim and many people send gifts at this time of year.
In 2004, Mel Gibson released his religious blockbuster, "The Passion of the Christ." Millions of people around the world saw his depiction of the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
On Palm Sunday, thousands of Christian pilgrims re-enacted the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. They walked down the Mount of Olives, across the Kidron Valley and into the Old City. Luke recorded the original Palm Sunday:
One week ago today, an Israeli Arab gunned down eight young Jewish students in one of Israel's most prestigious yeshivas. The terror attack shocked Israel and made news around the world. Less well known is how the official media of the Palestinian Authority (PA) reacted to the terror attack.
I'm sure by now you've heard of the tragic terror attack here in Jerusalem. The last major terror attack in the city that I can remember took place in February of 2004. At that time, a suicide bomber blew up a bus where eight people lost their lives.
What do you think it would be like to be under rocket attack? What if you had to run into your house because the town's "Code Red" alarm sounded, then find the safest place and wait for the sound of the rocket explosion, while hoping it didn't land on your house? That's what life has been like in Sderot, Israel, for the past seven years.