The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U.S. tax code, since 1954, that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Section 501(c)(3) organizations are the most common type of nonprofit organization in the United States, ranging from charitable foundations to universities and churches. The amendment is named for then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, who introduced it in a preliminary draft of the law in July 1954.
In the early 21st century, many politicians, including President Donald Trump, have sought to repeal the provision, arguing that it restricts the free speech rights of churches and other religious groups. These efforts have been criticized because churches have fewer reporting requirements than other non-profit organizations, and because it would effectively make political contributions tax-deductible. On May 4, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order "to defend the freedom of religion and speech" for the purpose of easing the Johnson Amendment's restrictions.
Pastors and spiritual leaders must speak of the truths of the Bible, un-afraid and publicly so the Spirit Led Believers are elected into office.
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We cannot continue to stand by and let our innocents be killed right up to birth or after.
Israel did this and The Lord put them in captivity for 70 years in Babylon.
WATCH: Jonathan Cahn Issues Urgent Prophetic Message About New York, Sacrifices to Baal
American Pro-Israel PAC Celebrates the Historic Anniversary of the US Embassy Move to Jerusalem
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted by the American Pro-Israel PAC (APIP.org), Jewish and Christian Americans gather for the largest celebration of the one year anniversary of the historic move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, taking place in West Palm Beach, Florida, on May 14th, 2019. The America's Unity and Love for Israel event will be held from 8 AM EDT - 3 PM EDT and will carry over into an evening celebration taking place at an exclusive private location in Palm Beach, Florida. The nation's first and only Russian Conservative Rabbi Leonid Feldman of Temple Beth El (the first synagogue of Palm Beach County), and Pastor Paula White-Cain, personal spiritual advisor for 18 years to President Donald J. Trump, Chair of the Faith and Opportunity Initiative at the White House, and lead Pastor at New Destiny Christian Center, will host this historic gathering of some of the nation's most influential Christian Faith Leaders and Rabbis. Both events will feature dynamic well-known keynote speakers, such as Dennis Prager of Prager University, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach of Englewood New Jersey (nicknamed 'America's Rabbi'), Pastor Mark Burns, TIME Magazine calls him "Trump's Top Pastor", and many others soon to be announced.
"This event is to demonstrate the solidarity and unity between the Christian/Evangelical communities across the entire United States and the Jewish people both here and in Israel," says Jason Sullivan, APIP.org Founder and Chairman, the first conservative leaning Super PAC designed to be pro-Israel. "We are here to Strengthen the Unbreakable Bonds between our people and our two nations, and to support the President's initiatives for peace and prosperity in the Middle East."
The event host committee also includes: Rabbi Moshe Scheiner – Palm Beach Synagogue, Pastor Darrell Scott - a member of President Donald Trump's executive transition team, Dr. Billy Brim, Dr. Troy Dailey, Evangelist Sharon Bolan, International Evangelist Judy Jacobs Tuttle, Pastor Jamie Tuttle, Dr. Randy Caldwell (CUFI Ambassador) and Christian Hebrew Scholars – Bill Cloud and Mark Biltz.
While the daytime event is open to the general public, the evening event is private and by invitation ONLY.
The American Pro-Israel PAC works to elect candidates who embrace the Judeo-Christian worldview and who support the nation of Israel as America's closest ally. APIP will always combat Anti-Semitism on the front lines of American Government and Politics.
Special Report for 5/6 May 2019
Israel – Gaza Strip
Tension between the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the Israelis escalated into two days of violent exchanges on 4 and 5 May, but quiet returned around daybreak on 6 May.
Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) fighters launched almost 700 rockets into southern Israel. Israel counter attacked with air and naval strikes; one targeted killing of a Palestinian leader and ground force reinforcements along the border of the Gaza Strip.
On the 5th, Prime Minister Netanyahu said he ordered the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to keep up massive strikes in response to rocket fire.
A Hamas delegate said it agreed to a ceasefire if the Israelis fulfilled their obligations, i.e., lift the siege of the Gaza Strip and lift sanctions.
The triggers. According to press accounts, tension began to rise on 3 May after two Palestinians were shot and killed. Later one Israeli soldier was killed and the IDF retaliated. Two Hamas militants were killed. And then the rocket attacks began on the 4th.
Fighting continued during the day on the 5th and into the early hours of 6 May. At 04:35 on the 6th, unidentified officials announced a ceasefire was arranged. At 07:00 the Israeli Home Front Command lifted all restrictions on Gaza border residents.
Israeli fighter jets and naval gunboats attacked 350 targets inside the Gaza Strip. The Israeli gunboats fired at shore targets. The Israel Defense Force (IDF) spokesman said the IDF struck rocket launchers, tunnel shafts and weapons manufacturing factories belonging to both Hamas and the Iranian-funded group Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
To punctuate the Iranian-connection, at 06:11 on the 5th, the IDF tweeted “We just targeted Hamed Ahmed Khudari, a Gazan terrorist responsible for transferring Iranian funds to Hamas & PIJ in Gaza, helping fund their rocket fire at Israelis.”
Box scores. The IDF tweeted box scores at 21:37 on the 5th.
In the past 48 hours:
690 rockets fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians
240 Iron Dome Aerial Defense System interceptions
210,000 children had school cancelled
4 Israeli civilians killed
In the past 24 hours:
We targeted 350 Islamic Jihad & Hamas targets including:
• rocket launch sites
• terror squads & operatives
• command and training centers
• weapon facilities
• observation posts
• military compounds
The outcome. At least 24 Palestinians and 4 Israelis were killed. More than 100 people were reported injured on both sides. Most of the rockets landed in empty fields. The IDF said only 35 hit any towns. A fragile ceasefire is in effect. Nothing has changed politically.
Comment: This was the worst flareup since last November’s exchanges. It seemed to be a prelude for Ramadan which began on 5 May. Owing to this exchange, Ramadan 2019 will be especially difficult for some Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Considering the apparent size and intensity of this flareup, casualties were light. The Palestinian rockets were mostly junk. The Israelis were careful in their targeting.
The press accounts of the triggering events do not add up to 690 rockets fired. Worse clashes have occurred along the Gaza Strip borders without escalation on this scale.
We judge Hamas and PIJ were primed to escalate. For one thing, they dominated the news for 48 hours. Coverage of the flare up knocked off the air reports of the US mediated peace plan. That does not seem coincidental.
Tactically, Hamas and PIJ tested their ability to saturate the Iron Dome in the south again. Iron Dome defeated 34% of the rockets, but the poor quality of the rockets undermined the entire effort.
The Israelis seemed surprised by the rocket attacks, but that might have been part of the deception plan. Once the rockets started flying, the IDF knew where and what to attack with precision. That suggests the Israelis knew of the buildup of rocket stocks but did not know the timing of the attacks. The inference is compelling that the Israelis laid a trap for the hotheads in Hamas and PIJ.
An important, and underreported, aspect of the flare up is Iranian involvement. This has received little attention. An IDF statement attributed the rockets to Iranian funding.
The Iranian connection also was mentioned in connection with the targeted killing of Khudari. Most coverage commented on the rarity of targeted killings, not the target’s Iranian connection.
Not so the IDF. The IDF tweeted, “Transferring Iranian money to Hamas & the PIJ doesn’t make you a businessman. It makes you a terrorist.”
We judge that the Israeli response was a component of the larger Israeli strategy to thwart Iranians inroads on Israel’s borders. The Israeli counterattacks sent a strong message to Iran that the Netanyahu government will not tolerate Iranian meddling in the Gaza Strip. Its agents will be eliminated, and the resources Iran sends to or funds in the Gaza Strip will be wasted.
End of NightWatch Special Report for 5 May.
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