DAY 13: PRAYER POINTS
» Pray for Fair and Honest Media Coverage
¤ Israel battles not only with Arab armies and radical Islamic Jihadists, but also with over-zealous, biased media focus that creates international scorn and criticism.
» Pray for fair and honest media coverage and for moral clarity for the media, particularly when covering Israel and the Middle East.
¤ Recent battles for fair and honest coverage in media include the Annenberg Space for Photography’s exhibit (March-June 2010) on “Water: Our Thirsty World”, which negatively portrayed Israel as a country that hoards and steals from its neighbors who suffer from drought while Israelis relax by overflowing pools and beautiful beaches.
¤ On the contrary, Israel is pioneer in the Middle East and in the world in water conservation and management.
¤ The Goldstone Report released in 2009 provided unduly harsh treatment of Israel in relation to war crimes and crimes against humanity during their December 27, 2008-January 18, 2009 conflict in Gaza Strip.
¤ Although Goldstone himself revoked much of the allegations against Israel in April 2011, the damage to Israel’s image has remained.
¤ The April 2012 CBS Sixty Minutes documentary on the plight and flight of Palestinian Christians was another example of inaccurate and biased journalism, leaving viewers with the belief that Israel was the problem.
¤ The fact that Christians are fleeing INTO Israel to avoid persecution refutes the CBS premise.
¤ More recently in August 2014, the Foreign Press Association blasted Hamas’s intimidation and harassment of foreign journalists in Gaza to cover-up and report only that which was favorable to Hamas.
» Pray that the God of Truth would reveal all truth and that He would not rest until He makes Jerusalem a praise of all the earth! (Isaiah 62:7)
“Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God, my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:4-6
“A false witness shall not be unpunished; and her that breathest forth lies shall perish.” Proverbs 19:9