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Lord, thank You that New York City is hosting events to help its citizens respect and protect the Jewish people. May other cities honor Your Chosen People.
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At least three events in NYC have recently focused on celebrating Israel, and two of them bring awareness to the atrocities Hamas committed on October 7.

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The Israel Day Parade

Since 1965 New Yorkers have gathered for The Israel Day Parade. CBS New York reported that this year’s parade on June 2 attracted 60,000.

JewishPress.com quoted Mayor Eric Adams during the event:

Our message is extremely clear – destroy Hamas. Bring home the hostages. The loudest is not the majority in this city. The majority of people support the Jewish community here, they support destroying and removing hate out of our city.

Because of tensions since the October 7 massacre, police officers showed up in droves, with orders to allow free speech but arrest any who stepped into the parade route. Except for a few pro-jihad protesters — including one holding a sign saying, “Kill hostages now” — the New York Post reported no arrests by the end of the parade.

Off-Broadway Play

Phelim McAleer, who staged the Off-Broadway play about abortionist Kermit Gosnell, is producing his newest play Off-Broadway, October 7: In Their Own Words, running through June 16. McAleer devised the script verbatim from interviews with those who experienced the atrocities on October 7.

Some from the IFA New York State Prayer Group gathered at the United Nations around the time the World Health Assembly was wrapping up. We prayed over that and several issues, putting a focus on Israel.

Rich Swingle, Joyce Swingle, and other NY intercessors gather outside of the United Nations Headquarters. Photo Credit: Rich Swingle.

Nova Music Festival Exhibition

From there we went through the Nova Music Festival Exhibition on Wall Street. Organizers titled the installation “October 7 | 06:29am: The Moment Music Stood Still,” and they’ve extended its run through June 16. After walking through actual items from the festival — left behind by the 401 Jewish people Hamas murdered and the 44 taken captive — we gathered outside to pray for the Jewish people.

Items strewn about at the Nova Music Festival Exhibition. Photo Credit: Mary Massoud, IFA NY State Prayer Leader.

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Rich Swingle has taught and performed in 39 nations on six continents, mostly with his own one-man plays. He and his bride Joyce Swingle, another contributing writer for IFA, have taught and performed in Israel several times. The Swingles live in New York City. www.RichDrama.comPhoto Credit: Rich Swingle.

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June 16, 2024

Pray for my granddaughter as she is going to the Nova Music festival tomorrow. May no harm come nigh her and her friend. May the Blood of Yeshua cover them and may they enjoy their time in NYC in Yeshua’s Name, Amen.

Grant Windholz
June 4, 2024

Thanks be to God Almighty honoring all Jewish people throughout NYC and every city in America 🇺🇸 🙏!

Darlene Estlow
June 4, 2024

Thank you for the video. It was remarkable. It was so good to hear the prayers of people for Israel. May God bless Israel!

Rich Swingle
June 4, 2024

In the video you’ll see my bride, IFA contributing writer Joyce Swingle, praying for protection for the Jewish people from Turkey in front of the Turkish House. That was Saturday, and on Monday a Hamas operation run from Turkey was thwarted: https://israfan.com/p/israel-foils-hamas-suicide-bombing?utm_source=israfan.com&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=email-7-value-investor-ad-live-intent-2-3

Praise You, Lord, that You hear our prayers and take action!

Steve Olson
June 4, 2024

Pray for Loveland, particularly the minority on council. We have our own Brant of Trump persecution here in Loveland. Five liberal members of council hired a prosecutor to charge four minority members and three prior members with a criminal act. The prosecutor found that we had not done anything wrong and declined to pursue prosecution. Pray the five majority members would come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.

Brian Lynch
June 4, 2024

This is SO encouraging! I can’t wait to hear what Netanyhau says when he addresses Congress. Thank You, Jesus.

Rich Swingle
June 4, 2024

In the video I mention the deeper meaning behind the word Shalom. It was Gloria Robles who first introduced that to the IFA community: https://ifapray.org/blog/a-word-for-the-church-take-heart

    Darlene Estlow
    June 4, 2024

    Thank you for the link. It was good to go back and read it!

June 4, 2024

FATHER, Koomah ARISE release the captives from the pit Hamas has dug. Remove Hamas terrorists from Gaza and bring Righteousness established in THE LAND IN YESHUA’S HOLY NAME AMEN AMEN


FATHER, Strengthen Bibi Netanyahu to stand strong against evil AntiCHRIST Antizionism & Antisemitism. Give him wise strategies to overcome the wicked globalist IN YESHUA’S HOLY NAME AMEN AMEN


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