Inside Israel – A Day Of Memory

Hi and thank you for coming by for a look inside Israel.  Today J of Jerusalem brings us a letter and an opportunity for us to respond and be a comfort to a Israeli father. God bless you as you  read and pray! Now here’s J . . .



Greetings brothers and sisters-
I just went to view the 5:00 news, but even though it does not officially begin until 8pm memorial day ‘events’ have begun and that includes the end of regular broadcasts.  Instead the list of NAMES of those fallen defending the country has begun…defending both in the armed services but also victims of terror…defending by ‘standing’ where we are planted.  It is a very emotional time and I have written about it 17 times before, but today I want to give deference to a letter sent by a dear friend who has had a very special calling: to stand with the families of missing in action, prisoners of war and families of victims of terror.  She sent this letter today and I wish to share it with you.  PLEASE, if you are moved…please do write to Michael and strengthen his hands.  Thank you.  (this is a translation, however you may write to Michael in English with no problem)
“When I saw those faces in court……..thése faces were the last faces Asher had seen before the big stone hit his head and he died…..”

Michael Palmer the father of Asher and saba/opa (Grandfather) of Yonathan, tells the story and I get goose pimpels…….

In the courthearing the murderers hugged each other, shook hands and behaved like théy were the victims, in the first hearing I was there alone to defend my son and grandson.

Asher and Puah were happely married and had a wonderful little boy Yonathan, 1and 1/2 years old, Puah was pregnant with their second baby. ( foto )

Puah is a nurse and was working in a Jerusalem hospital, after work she went to her parents in Jerusalem to wait for Asher.”

Asher was on his way by car from Hebron to Jerusalem with little Yonathan, to meet them.

The 5 terrorists had trained for weeks……….and when Asher drove around the corner with little Yonathan in his carseat, they saw by the Israeli number plate he was a Jew and new that he was their target.

When Asher and Yonathan did not arrive in Jerusalem, Puah tried to call and waited and waited but: no answer.

She became worried and thén the police knocked on the door by her parents………
Her beloved Asher and her mottek Yonathan were murdered.

First police said it was an accident, but very soon it became clear :
it was an other brutal terror attack.

Michael has been to the court hearing again last week ( youtube) and an other one will be scheduled for the 3 rd of June, everybody is invited.
It is almost unbearable to see the murderers laughing and shouting to their families………….but Michael keeps his focus on Asher who loved Am Israel and
“what Asher wanted to do won’t happen, but I want to make something happen like what he wanted. I keep in mind Asher. He had courage, he got strength from what he was able to do”.

In January, Puah delivered their little baby girl Orit, born four months after her father and brother, two blameless souls, were murdered by people who didn’t know them and had never seen them before, murdered simply because they were Jews living in the Land of Israel. Asher had picked the name “Orit” before he died. He hadn’t realized the significance the name would have. In Hebrew, it is אורית. The first letter and third letter join her to her father through the letters of his name, אשר, the other three letters join her to her murdered one year old brother, יונתן, through his name.

If you want to write to Michael to encourage him :

if you and others want to be a Blessing……do write this father, who lost his son and grandson, ‘comfort comfort ye MY people’……

Published in: on May 6, 2012 at 7:19 am  Comments (10)  
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  1. As senseless as these deaths were, I hope we American believers can learn something from the tragedy. We are at war. The kingdom of darkness versus the Kingdom of Light. It’s a 24/7 war and if a tragedy like this can take place in Israel, it can occur just as easily here.

    Let’s prepare ourselves now.

  2. That is incredibly heart-breaking.

  3. Thank you, Larry, for seeing what is behind this. God bless you as you pray and prepare and help us to too.

  4. I know Tammy. Thank you and God bless your tender heart!

  5. So sad and senseless. I’m feel for families who must endure such pain!
    God Bless You & Yours!

  6. This is a sorrow I can’t even conceive of. I will pray for healing and comfort. And I will pray that Michael and Pauh will be given the grace to forgive the men that laugh at what their hands have done.

  7. I am without words, Dear Deb

    Groaning as I type …


  8. God bless you, Lady D, and your heart for those who suffer. Sending your comment on to J!

  9. Thank you, gracious one! Your prayers are precious and needed. God bless you and lead you on. love and prayers as I send your comment on to J!

  10. God bless you, dear Ann full of grace and song. I know . ..this was a hard one to post. Thank you for taking this family to Jesus. You are a blessing and a help.

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