Gary McHale keynote speech + Yad Vashem bus trip + JDL prayer for Merlyn Kinrade + Obama petition
Hello followers of Israel Truth Week, and Caledonia friends & supporters,
1. GARY MCHALE KEYNOTE SPEECH NOW AVAILABLE: Gary McHale’s speech from the afternoon session of the Israel Truth Week conference was a crowd favourite, and is now available on video along with his speaking notes. Links here:
This video of Gary’s speech inside a church is attracting praise from as far away as Manitoba from those who have watched it, and listened to his Biblical defence of Israel, the Biblical case against anti-Semitism, and his inspiring call to action – for Christians especially: that we must be prepared to pay a price for justice and equality and the other values we profess to believe in. Spoken, of course, by a man who has more than earned the right to speak on the subject.
As I told Gary when his presentation was over, “I have been waiting 5 years for this speech.”
2. CDN SOCIETY FOR YAD VASHEM BUS TRIP: I am very pleased to report that we have now registered enough passengers for our Yad Vashem-sponsored bus trip to the National Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in Ottawa on April 23rd. If you would like to be on the waiting list in event of a cancellation, please send me an email with your name and phone #.
3. JEWISH DEFENCE LEAGUE PRAYER FOR MERLYN KINRADE: When the JDL folks found out that Caledonia hero Merlyn Kinrade had made the trip to stand with them at the Israel Consulate during March 30th’s ‘Global March to Jerusalem’ threat despite feeling unwell from the cancer growing inside him, they honoured him with a special ‘Mi Sheberach’ prayer for the sick. See this updated article which now has even more pictures from the Israel Consulate vigil in Toronto:
Many, many thanks for this kindness from our Jewish friends.
4. PETITION TO OBAMA TO SUPPORT ISRAEL: Goldi Steiner of Canadians for Israel’s Legal Rights (CILR) asked Israel Truth Week to circulate a link to a petition organized by the National Conference on Jewish Affairs (NCJA) calling on President Obama to stand with Israel and for a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty, which I have signed: :