Pastor John Hagee led hundreds of followers and members of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) to Israel to show their political support and bless Israel. As part of the activities, CUFI members and other supporters gathered in central Jerusalem for a march and solidarity rally on the steps of Jerusalem’s city hall.
During the gathering before the march, participants got an up-close look at one of seven ambulances that John Hagee Ministries donated to Magen David Adom, Israel’s EMS and first-responder organization and Israel’s national blood bank.
“As much as it’s heartwarming when Christians come to Israel to show their unwavering support, it’s essential that we make it a point to say thank you,” says Arnold Gerson, CEO of the 72-year-old American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA). “It was our privilege to bring one of the Hagee Ministry ambulances for all to see and share the pride we have. We’re grateful for Pastor Hagee’s ongoing support to help save lives in Israel, and for the partnership and generosity of millions of Christians throughout the U.S.”
In response to the ongoing and overwhelming support for AFMDA from Christians across the U.S., last year the organization launched a new program, Heart to Heart, as a grass-roots way for Americans of all backgrounds to support and bless Israel, helping to save lives through an innovative virtual blood donation program.
“We invite all those who love Israel and wish to fulfill the biblical mandate to bless Israel to join Heart to Heart, to help increase and protect Israel’s blood supply,” says Heart to Heart Director Jonathan Feldstein. “We hope that churches, organizations and other ministries will continue to become Heart to Heart partners.” (Charisma)
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PressTV | Fri Mar 9, 2012
Palestinians are in dire need of medical supplies as hospitals in the Gaza Strip are once again running out of medical provisions over Israel’s blockade of the impoverished coast. Ashraf al-Qader, the director of Public Relations and Information Department in Gaza’s Health Ministry, said “infant incubators, dialysis machines, hematology laboratories, cardiac catheterization units, ICUs, in addition to diagnostic radiology units will be prone to the drug deficiency.”
He added that “the paucity of medicines reached its peak in March, whereas 186 varieties of drugs as well as 200 varieties of medical disposables have finished.”
Last month, Gaza’s only power plant was forced to shut down after it ran out of fuel, putting hospital patients at risk due to constant power outages. Rights organizations have criticized Israel for imposing a crippling blockade on the coastal enclave, saying that the measure is directly targeting ordinary Gazans. In June 2007, Israel placed the territory under siege and imposed an unprecedented blockade on nearly all movement and supplies in and out.
Poverty, unemployment, lack of medicine and medical equipment are the main issues in the Gaza Strip, while most children are physically stunted over malnutrition. (Hospitals in Gaza running out of medical supplies)
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors….For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2: 8-9, 13