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It is important to pray for the US elections. The current administration’s handling of Israel and Middle East policies that are contrary to relationships and policies we have shared for decades must be reversed. Israel is our friend and the only democracy in the Middle East–they must be supported, and defended from all who would attempt to deligitimize them in any way.  –Ruth Mayfield

Will Jewish voters choose Republicans instead of Democrats on November 2? A significant shift in voting patterns already has begun.

According to former senior White House aide and White House Jewish Liaison Tevi Troy, despite the assumption that Jewish citizens of the United States traditionally vote for Democrats and not Republicans, there is a shift in the Jewish vote already taking place at the state level. 

Troy pointed out in Politico that nationally, Jews make up only about 2 percent of the American population but are heavily represented in big cities and have disproportionately high voter turnout rates. Read more


How will the discoveries of natural gas in the Mediterranean and possibly oil in Israel affect the world? These are resources Israel desparately needs–after their need for water. This is indeed an area we should pray for God’s will and protection concerning Israel and her neighbors…     Ruth Mayfield

A preliminary geological survey has indicated that there might be about 26 million barrels of recoverable oil a mile under the sand near two kibbutzim in the northern Negev. That would amount to about $2 billion at current prices. There might be 12 million additional barrels further down.

This news comes a day after drilling began on the Leviathan, a record-setting exploratory well in a massive natural-gas field off the coast of Haifa. The area is thought to contain 16 trillion cubic feet of gas, and it might also contain oil.   Read more

So what do Israeli’s think of Obama? People ask us this often. Here is the opinion of a leading Rabbi in Isreal. — Ruth Mayfield

The head of Har Bracha Yeshiva explains why it is ethical for US citizens living in Israel to vote in US elections and favor Israel’s interests.

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, founder and Dean of Yeshivat Har Brachah in the Samaria (Shomron) community of the same name, is the author of a series of books on Jewish Law and thought, as well as a weekly column in B’Sheva. Here, he relates to the question of Israeli Jews voting in American elections. Read more

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