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‘Pray for the peace’

Dear Editor,

It’s amazing that as of 2023, the world’s core Jewish population (those identifying as Jews above all else) was estimated at 15.7 million, which is approximately 0.2% of the 8 billion worldwide population.

The Jewish population in Israel itself is 7,181,000. In those Nations immediately surrounding Israel there are 371,000,000 Muslims of multiple ethnic backgrounds.

It’s astounding that these nations and the rest of the world are somehow threatened by Israel. It’s actually mind boggling unless you have at least a rudimentary understanding of the Bible.

For millennia there have been multiple attempts to annihilate the Hebrew peoples.

Yet Jewish peoples abound and are a testimony of the truth of the Word of God whether you believe it or not. And to get the real crux of what really is going on the prophet wrote “The Lord rebuke you Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem (and Israel) rebuke you!” Google the book of Zechariah for verification. There you will find dozens of fulfilled and yet to be fulfilled prophecies that sound like today’s headlines.

If that isn’t enough here is a quote from the Lord Jesus Himself declaring to the Samaritan woman “we know who we worship for salvation is of the Jews.”

Quoting that will get you beat up on many of America’s campuses, and likely killed in many middle eastern countries. But that Truth will prevail despite all Nations (including America) of the earth, attempts to destroy it.

May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless and keep Israel and find mercy for America. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Dennis Atwater,



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