The US embassy will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by May 14, in honor of the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence, according to Minister of Transportation and Intelligence Israel Katz. Katz tweeted on Friday saying, “I would like to congratulate Donald Trump, the President of the
US @POTUS on his decision to transfer the US Embassy to our capital on Israel’s 70th Independence Day. There is no greater gift than that! The most just and correct move. Thanks friend!” The date has not yet been confirmed publicly by the White House. —————————————————
(By Max Greiner Jr) A 1,034 lb. male lion will be given to Israel this spring if plans go as expected, according to Jeff Anderson, president of Leadership Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3 )organization based in Kerrville, Texas. This lion will be a gift from American Christians to the Jewish state in honor of its 70th anniversary as a modern nation. The exact location where the lion will permanently reside is not known at this time. However, it has been suggested that the National Zoo might be a good place. The massive, tan lion (11 feet long, nose to tail) poses no threat since it is the creation of internationally collected, 66-year-old professional artist, Max Greiner Jr. of Kerrville. The majestic, life-size bronze sculpture was sculpted first out of clay. The large than life, 105 percent size is based on the dimensions of the largest male lion ever known. An additional 5 percent was added for God, according to the Christian sculptor and evangelist. For thousands of years, the lion has been a symbol of the Jewish nation, King David and the Messiah. It is even referenced in the first and last books of the Bible, in Genesis 49:10 and Revelation 5:5. The friendship between the USA and the Jewish state began when Israel was formed as a free, independent nation on May 14, 1948, following the end of World War II.