Netanyahu: God’s Spirit Helped Us Build Israel – Israel Today Staff

Netanyahu: God’s Spirit Helped Us Build Israel

Sunday, May 12, 2019 |  Israel Today Staff
    Love For His People Editor’s Note: Glad we could be there to celebrate with you! With our love, ahava, Steve & Laurie Martin from Charlotte, NC USA

The theme for Israel’s 71st Independence Day celebration was Spirit – the overcoming life force of Israelis to face every obstacle, move on, and build a nation against all odds.
During the main ceremony in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that it is the Spirit that comes from the Bible that is in the people of Israel that has given this nation the ability to overcome every obstacle. He said that the stories and heritage of God’s word give the Jewish people their “spirit, strength and inspiration to build the nation of Israel.”
Check out photos from the joyous celebrations that took place across the land last Thursday:
Tel Aviv (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Tel Aviv (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
The Israel Air Force also flew over the Knesset in Jerusalem (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
And in nearby Gan Saker, Israelis enjoyed their favorite pastime – grilling meat! (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
In Haifa, the public was invited to visit an Air Force base. (Flash90)
Jerusalem “March of the Living” (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Happy Birthday, Israel! (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) took center stage this year as emblematic of the brave unyielding Spirit of Israel and army, air force and naval bases across the country were opened for families to visit and watch Israel’s ground, air and sea forces perform for the crowds.
On the occasion of Israel’s 71st Independence Day, the IDF released these and other inspiring videos:

“We Are Here!”

What is this inner spirit that helps Israelis overcome all obstacles?
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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 35 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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