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Aug 23, 2017 - God and the World, Israel    1 Comment

USA Solar eclipse – 21st August 2017

Does the recent US Solar Eclipse have an important significance?

You be the judge.

The eclipse will produce a 67-mile-wide path across America; 1967 was the year Israel regained Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. The property lines are often called the pre-67 lines in peace talks.

The maximum level of eclipse coverage will be over Washington, DC at 2:42 PM (about 81 percent). UN Resolution 242 calls for Israel to give up land for an Arab state that is Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. The resolution is the foundation for the peace talks.

The suns will set in Jerusalem at the time the eclipse’s shadow of totality arrives in Oregon on August 21.

The exact surface temperature of the sun is 5778 Kelvin  – the Jewish Calendar is currently in the year 5777 and ends in 1 month on Rosh Hashana  on sunset 20th Sept 2017, and it becomes 5778.

The eclipse line divides the land of the US; the Israeli-Palestinian peace process calls for the land of Israel to be divided

The paths of the August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024 total solar eclipses create a huge X, with a phase of totality of 9000 square miles the size of New Jersey. Israel is often said to be the size of New Jersey.

In 1914 0n 21st August a Total Solar eclipse travelled across Europe, only 23 days earlier the First World War began in Europe.

Acts 2:19 “I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below”

Do these facts have any significance – you be the judge!

Partial source: Watch.org

Jul 4, 2014 - Israel    1 Comment

Hidden Treasures Business Tour to Israel

November 2nd to 10th  2014

These are the dates John Lockwood and I are leading a Christian Business Leaders Study and Trade mission to Israel.

Many of us will first attend the International Christian Chamber of Commerce – IGM in Athens and then begin the Hidden Treasure Tour from Jerusalem with about 20 business leaders from Australia and other nations.

In connection with the Friends of the Hebrew University- Yissum business arm of Hebrew Uni – Hadassah Medical Centre and Kingdom Builders the tour will connect with Leaders in Technology, Education, Medical Research, Politics, Military, Business and Faith.

We are also planning a 3 month Scholarship program at the Rothberg International School within Hebrew Uni that will focus on supporting and encouraging the next generational leaders 25 – 35 year olds.

If you interested in being part of this Study Trade tour please email me at

currie.alan@gmail.com to request a full schedule program of what is planned.

I will be filming the entire trip and produce a short promo about our experiences that we planned to use for future tours.

Hope to hear from you.

Alan

Oct 24, 2013 - Israel    No Comments

Mordechai Kedar Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University reflects on Netanyahu’s speech.

Bar-Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat center in Israel.

These are Mordechai Kedar reflections interpreted from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address to the school on 13th October 2013.

You must recognize Israel as the Jewish state with a right to its country. If you do not recognize it, you will not have peace. This is a legitimate demand — important, honest and truthful — but the Arabs will never agree to it for several reasons.

1. Muslims believe that the religion of Judaism was cancelled out when Christianity arose, and the same happened to Christianity when Islam arrived. And if Judaism is null and void, then how can the Jews come and say that they have a holy land all for themselves?

2. For the Arabs, the Jews are not a nation but a religious community assembled from various ethnicities and countries where Jews have lived for hundreds of years. So if they are not a nation, why do they need Israel?

3. According to the Quran, the land of Israel is an Islamic holy land; therefore. no Muslim authority will recognize a Jewish state in Israel.

4. Jerusalem is the eye of the storm: According to Islam, there cannot be Jewish sovereignty in Jerusalem, because such an event would signify that Judaism has risen from the grave after Islam had abolished it.

All these reasons prevent an Islamic recognition of Israel as a Jewish state from ever taking place.

Watch Prime Ministers Speech.

Sep 20, 2013 - Israel    No Comments

7 Signs in the Heavens (That Will Be Seen Before 70th Anniversary of Israel)

Pastor Steve Cioccolanti, the pastor of Discover Church , Melbourne, Australia, has published a “Warning” video about 7 Super-Signs in the Heavens.

You will be shocked to see the signs that he shows that are, according to him, what God has written about in the Bible.

Talking about the Hebrew roots of end time prophecies, he points to 7 signs that might be seen until and before 70th Birthday of Israel.

Why 70 is important? He explains: “Because Israel was given 70 years in Babylonian captivity and 70 years from the time that Jesus was born to the time when its temple was destroyed.”

“So there is something important that is the fact that Israel is about to turn 70 years old since it was born again in 1948.”

And here are the 7 signs, along with some observations about the date. And he affirms, “they will never occur again in your life time” and they “will start soon.”

1-Blood Moon (April 15, 2014) Passover – (Jewish Calendar is 15th of Nissan was also when Abraham was visited by Angels 1714BC, Issac was born 1713BC, Jacob Wrestles with Angel 1556 BC, Moses at Burning Bush 1314Bc, The Exodus/Passover 1313 BC

2-Blood mon (Oct 08, 2014) – Sukkot

3-Total Solar (March 20, 2015) – Sign for Gentiles

4-Blood mon (April 4, 2015) – Passover

5- Partial Solar (Sept 13, 2015) – Elul 29 Culce Tishri 1 Civil New 7th Anniversary since last Market Drop- 3rd Shmitah – 911 Sept 11th 2001, Sept 11 2008 Lehman Brothers was collapsing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filed 15th Sept 2008.

See http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/mark-this-date-for-potential-disaster/

6- Blood Moon (Sept 28, 2015) – Supermoon that is also a luner eclipse- Sukkot – 1st day- ( Market drops 777 points Sept. 29, 2008)

7-Virgo Clothed (Sept 23, 2017) – 50th Ann. Of Jerusalem Jubilee

Next – Israel Birthday Independence Day (May 14, 2018) – 70th Anniversary of Israel.

Go to YouTube Video Now  ( or go to YouTube and search for his name or subject title)

Alan

Jul 3, 2013 - Israel    No Comments

LEICA AND THE JEWS- A true World War 2 story

LEICA AND THE JEWS

The Leica is the pioneer 35mm camera. It is a German product – precise, minimalist, and utterly efficient.

Behind its worldwide acceptance as a creative tool was a family-owned, socially oriented firm that, during the Nazi era, acted with uncommon grace, generosity and modesty. E. Leitz Inc., designer and manufacturer of Germany ‘s most famous photographic product, saved its Jews.

And Ernst Leitz II, the steely-eyed Protestant patriarch who headed the closely held firm as the Holocaust loomed across Europe, acted in such a way as to earn the title, “the photography industry’s Schindler.”

As soon as Adolf Hitler was named chancellor of Germany in 1933, Ernst Leitz II began receiving frantic calls from Jewish associates, asking for his help in getting them and their families out of the country. As Christians, Leitz and his family were immune to Nazi Germany’s Nuremberg laws, which restricted the movement of Jews and limited their professional activities.

To help his Jewish workers and colleagues, Leitz quietly established what has become known among historians of the Holocaust as “the Leica Freedom Train,” a covert means of allowing Jews to leave Germany in the guise of Leitz employees being assigned overseas.

Employees, retailers, family members, even friends of family members were “assigned” to Leitz sales offices in France, Britain, Hong Kong and the United States, Leitz’s activities intensified after the Kristallnacht of November 1938, during which synagogues and Jewish shops were burned across Germany.

Before long, German “employees” were disembarking from the ocean liner Bremen at a New York pier and making their way to the Manhattan office of Leitz Inc., where executives quickly found them jobs in the photographic industry.

Each new arrival had around his or her neck the symbol of freedom – a new Leica camera.

The refugees were paid a stipend until they could find work. Out of this migration came designers, repair technicians, salespeople, marketers and writers for the photographic press.

Keeping the story quiet The “Leica Freedom Train” was at its height in 1938 and early 1939,delivering groups of refugees to New York every few weeks. Then, with the invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, Germany closed its borders.

By that time, hundreds of endangered Jews had escaped to America, thanks to the Leitzes’ efforts. How did Ernst Leitz II and his staff get away with it?

Leitz, Inc. was an internationally recognized brand that reflected credit on the newly resurgent Reich. The company produced cameras, range-finders and other optical systems for the German military. Also, the Nazi government desperately needed hard currency from abroad, and Leitz’s single biggest market for optical goods was the United States.

Even so, members of the Leitz family and firm suffered for their good works. A top executive, Alfred Turk, was jailed for working to help Jews and freed only after the payment of a large bribe.

Leitz’s daughter, Elsie Kuhn-Leitz, was imprisoned by the Gestapo after she was caught at the border, helping Jewish women cross into Switzerland . She eventually was freed but endured rough treatment in the course of questioning. She also fell under suspicion when she attempted to improve the living conditions of 700 to 800 Ukrainian slave laborers, all of them women, who had been assigned to work in the plant during the 1940s. (After the war, Kuhn-Leitz received numerous honors for her humanitarian efforts, among them the Officer d’honneur des Palms Academic from France in 1965 and the Aristide Briand Medal from the European Academy in the 1970s.)

Why has no one told this story until now? According to the late Norman Lipton, a freelance writer and editor, the Leitz family wanted no publicity for its heroic efforts. Only after the last member of the Leitz family was dead did the “Leica Freedom Train” finally come to light.

It is now the subject of a book, “The Greatest Invention of the Leitz Family: The Leica Freedom Train,” by Frank Dabba Smith, a California-born Rabbi currently living in England.

Thank you for reading the above, and if you feel inclined as I did to pass it along to others, please do so. It only takes a few minutes.

Memories of the righteous should live on.

Mar 1, 2013 - Israel    No Comments

Jerusalem the Holy City

Jerusalem – a city on the Hill.

Driving from Tel Aviv you realise why the bible says they went up to Jerusalem as the car climbs for more than 40 min to get to the Mountain Jerusalem was built upon, Mount Zion and  Mount Moriah… what a truely amazing place.

When we visited the wailing wall or western wall a group of young jewish guys just broke out in a spontaneous dance before God. One Jewish guy said it was because they were happy and not afraid.  See the young guys dance here video

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Feb 28, 2013 - Israel    2 Comments

Museum of Jewish People

Today we visited the Museum of the Jewish People it was very moving. See www.bh.org.il 

It was concerning to see how much the Jewish people have been persecuted over the years and how the Christian Church has been one of those persecutors.  I found one statue that depicted a Christian Ruler on one side and the Jewish lady downcast with a blindfold on the other. This was an example of how the church got it wrong when it thought it had replaced the Jewish people. What we now call replacement theology.

How could God change his mind on his promise to Abraham to Bless the Jewish nation and that he would bless all those who bless the Jews.  If he was able to do that he could change his mind about his plan for the church!  We need to open our eyes to see that God is restoring Israel and the church side by side so they will both fullfill thier devine purpose. There is no other explanation other than God is sustaining and protecting this nation and helping its growth.

Many western nations are in major decline and I believe its because they have denied the existence of God. This does not mean God will forget his people (anyone who believes in him) no matter what nation they live in, I think God is and plans to increase his blesssing on all those who seek him and call him their Lord and thier God. Again you will see the difference between those who serve God and those who do not.

Malachi 3:18 NIV 
“They will be mine,” says the LORD Almighty, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him. And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.”
We could well be in a whole new era in Gods calander – Israel and all world wide believers in the God of the Jews are the sign post to say God is still the creator of heaven and earth and he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek HIM.
Feb 27, 2013 - Israel    1 Comment

Gaza Rocket

We heard from Israeli business expert today that the last 3 months has been the most peaceful it has been for years. Then suddenly a rocket was launched from Gaza in to Israel and exploded near Ashkelon.  See Rocket

One of our party was walking on the beach and heard the explosion and felt an air pressure Wave immediating after the noise.

We heard today that there are 3000 start up business happening in Israel and any one time with many 100’s being started every year. There is $16 billion US Venture capital invested in early start ups in Israel in economy of $240 billion GDP.  The Govt provides $500 million in grants per year for high risk start ups.

This is a start up nation, they are not afraid of having a go and failure is not the death of any future ideas.

Next month President Obama will be visiting Israel from 20-22 March 2013.

Alan

Feb 26, 2013 - Israel    No Comments

Israel Innovations

Its Tuesday morning in Israel clear skys and 25 cel. We had a very interesting time yesterday at the Tel Aviv University video interviewing six people who are involved with amazing business innovation. We talked with Levi Shapiro who runs excelorator programs training and mentoring young business entreprenuers with their new ideas and www.startau.co.il and www.gvahim.org.il

We interviewed one lady who is setting up an online way to invest in early start ups, – a guy working on interactive 3D visual education, a precurser to what you see on the Iron Man movie’s, – a lovely professor who is working on wearable medical sensors which montors Body operations — a young guy who developed a predictive text that links to company logos, and a guy who developed a great security app for person protection that also monitors your location any where in the world via GPS.

Israel is truely amazing innovations.

More meetings today.

Alan

Feb 25, 2013 - Israel    2 Comments

Arrived in Tel Aviv

In Tel Aviv now the start up capital of world apart from USA.
Tonight is the festival of Purim year 5773 in Jewish calander,
Purim is celebrated because Queen Esther was able to save the Jewish
nation from the evil Haman from the decree of King Xerxes
There are many people dressing up and going out to party’s acrosss the city
Alan
Feb 20, 2013 - Israel    2 Comments

Visiting Israel

Hi Everyone.

On the 23rd of Feb a group of Christian Business people are going to be in London, Tel Aviv – Jerusalem Israel, Petra in Jordon Eilat at the tip of Gulf of Acaba.

We are looking at the exciting technology innovations in Israel then attending the International Christian Chamber of Commerce Conference in Jerusalem.

You will be able to follow us as we walk the streets of Jerusalem, and see the Dead Sea, and Petra where the Indiana Jones 2 and Transformers 2 movies were filmed.

We also plan to show you some amazing mountainous area where Lawrence of Arabia staged his attacks against the Ottoman Turks during the 1st World war.

So check out this site each day to see if there is an update – I hope you will enjoy

Click here to View the First Video

God Bless

Alan