Israel Launches Its Largest Military Training Drill
After a year-long delay, Israel’s military is conducting its largest-ever military exercise. This operation, called the “Chariots of Fire,” began on Sunday and will last an entire month. Thousands of personnel from all military branches are taking part in the month-long drill. “Chariots of Fire” will simulate a multi-front war against Israel’s enemies in the air, sea, land, and cyberspace. Every unit will participate.
The Israel Defense Force wants to improve its overall readiness and see how its troops respond in a long and powerful campaign against enemy forces. The military also wants to identify any gaps in logistics and firepower that could arise in a war, especially in a transition from peaceful routines to full emergency scenarios. The drill will also improve cooperation and dialogue between the military, government ministries, and civilian leadership.
Please pray for Israel’s military leadership as they guide the soldiers through this important drill and for the protection of the entire nation.
Israeli Muslim Appointed to Israel’s Supreme Court
Israel recently swore in the first Muslim Israeli supreme court justice, Khaled Kabub. All previous Arab Israeli justices were Christians. Justice Kabub previously served as vice president of the Tel Aviv district court. He began working as a judge in Netanya in 1997. His most well-known case involved convicting corrupt former billionaire Nochi Dankner.
The supreme court appointed Kabub to replace Neal Hendel, who is retiring. Three other new justices were sworn in this month. In total, eighty-two judges were sworn in for various court positions at a special ceremony at President Herzog’s residence.
Please pray for Justice Kabub and others like him as they strive for justice in the trials they oversee.
Israel to Possibly Join Firefighting Hub
Every summer, Israel, Greece, and Cyprus experience horrific wildfires due to their dry and arid climates. The three countries are considering creating a firefighting hub aimed at quickly putting out summer wildfires that could devastate the land. A wildfire can rapidly spread across any of these small countries.
Working together will speed up the dispatching of assistance, like firefighting teams, gear, and aircraft to dump water on the site. The three countries also talked about more cooperation for counterterrorism, climate change, energy, and the economy. Possible alternatives to Russian gas were also a major concern.
Please pray for the safety and security of the citizens and the land of these three countries against wildfires.