ISRAEL BEGINS FIVE DAY NATIONWIDE DRILL TO PREPARE FOR WAR
* Fmr. Delta Force commander Lt.-Gen. Jerry Boykin to speak at 2010 Epicenter Conference.
By Joel C. Rosenberg
(Washington, D.C., May 24, 2010) -- Israelis on Sunday began a massive nationalwide home front exercise to prepare for the possibility of a major with Iran, Syria, and/or Lebanon.
"The exercise, 'Turning Point 4,' is due to last five days and be carried out in all parts of the country," reported Haaretz. "During the first three days the drill will involve the Israel Defense Forces' various command centers, the police, emergency services, ministries and other government offices. The exercise, which is held annually in May, will be broadened on Wednesday to include civilians, with a siren sounded at 11 A.M. throughout the country. Civilians will have to seek cover in shelters or other secure areas."
* "The main scenario for the police will be a strike on Be'er Sheva by missiles fitted with chemical warheads....The distribution of gas masks, something already underway over the past three months, will be expedited during the drill to include other parts of the country. Home Front Command will be tested on its ability to shift to emergency distribution on a national level.
* "Extensive participation by volunteers, nongovernment organizations and youth movements is expected to be part of the drill, especially in helping local authorities reach people and communities in distress or needing special assistance."
The Joshua Fund continues to prepare for war by stockpiling supplies in our new warehouse and training and equipping those running seven food distribution centers. At the Epicenter Conference, I'll give an update on how those preparations are coming and how you can be involved in helping. Please keep praying for peace and please keep praying for our team and our allies in Israel as we keep preparing for the possibility of war.
What are the implications of a regional war with Iran? Former Delta Force commander Lt.-General (ret.) Jerry Boykin will provide analysis at the the 2010 Epicenter Conference. Please be sure to register today at www.epicenterconference.com to join us in Philadelphia June 25-26. Pastors, please visit the same site to sign up to show the live webcast to your congregation. Thanks and God bless you.