Sunday, August 27, 2017

Putin Gave Netanyahu a Bible


Did you see this? 

Vladimir Putin gave Netanyahu a Bible during their meeting in Sochi, Russia on Wednesday. I thought that was cool, though cool is not a big enough word. I am at a loss for all other words, so you just get the deepest thought of ordinary me. Cool.

Early this year Netanyahu gave Trump a Bible. This past Spring, Putin gave Netanyahu a book about Jewish history, The Jewish War by Flavius Josephus. If these guys could just keep handing each other books instead of fighting, I think we will be good.

There's lots of turmoil in the world. 
Let's celebrate the quiet times.

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Looks like the video I linked to is no longer working. 
It originally came from Benjamin Netanyahu's Facebook page. 
If you want to see it, it was posted August 25.


63 comments:

  1. I like this. I think Putin gets too much bad news (much of which I think is fake and bias). He appears to me to be far more friendly than many other leaders of countries.

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  2. "If these guys could just keep handing each other books instead of fighting, I think we will be good." Oh you hit the nail on the head. Hug B

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  3. Well - this is very interesting! I agree - let them keep handing each other books!

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  4. Yes, now if they will just read The Book. : )

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    1. Yes! That's the important part, isn't it? ;-)

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  5. Books are interesting and contain knowledge, and the Bible is the most special book of all because it is truth.

    This is a nice post, Sandi.

    ~Sheri

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  6. I agree with you. If only they will exchange books instead of fighting. There will be peace for everyone!

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  7. Amen to that. Books are always better than fighting.

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  8. Yes to more books and may they read them! Thank you for your concern. We are 4 hours from the coast. The rain has been relentless. We have both friends and family members near the Texas coast. They know our doors here at Storybook Cottage are open to them. The rain has stopped today but due to start up again and we are specifically praying that the levees hold.

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  9. I had not seen this! Thanks for sharing. You are so right, Sandi. Let's keep those book rolling!

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  10. Let's celebrate the quiet times, indeed, Sandi. There are so many distressing things happening in the world right now. My heart goes out to all the people suffering in Texas right now. I am grateful to be safe, warm, and dry, and I pray that that things will improve for everyone who is struggling in our difficult world.

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  11. Amazing! May the Lord use these gifts and moments to bring about PEACE. I love this. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  12. That`s good news! Agreeing with all and with the prayer that the LORD use this and open the eyes of more and more world leaders to His truth!! Blessings and Love !

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  13. Hello Sandi, I agree keeping giving out those books. I think the leader in North Korea needs to be given a lot of books too. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  14. I hope they read the Bible.

    Blessed day, Sandi :)

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  15. Very special, this is a very important gift. And Flavius Josephus is a great book about the Jewish History.

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  16. Thank you for sharing This. I wonder, could books be used as plowshares?

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  17. Agradecido por tu comentário a mi foto
    Saludos desde Andalucia

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  18. i hope they not only find time to read it but understand the message of it .
    we need to celebrate the serenity while standing in the middle of storm because waiting for calm moment is useless . politicians are trying their best to make the end of life on this earth WORSE

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  19. I didn't know this! Pray they both will read the entire Bible and understand the true meaning. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. I had no idea! I HOPE each of these men turn to God's Word and His truth! Thanks for your comment about being blessed. The particular incident I mentioned...I was actually speaking to a lady face-to-face and she got rather snippy with me, acting as if I thought God ONLY blessed me. That wasn't what I was saying AT ALL. I wonder WHY He blesses me with anything, other than He loves even me!!! <3

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    1. "I wonder WHY He blesses me with anything, other than He loves even me!!!"

      His great love. :)

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  21. Too bad they don't 'live what the holy books preach about ~

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

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  22. Yes, my friend, lets celebrate the quiet times!

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  23. From the way they act, sometimes I think they don't read those books they are so fond of giving to each other.

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  24. Cool post. (That's one of MY words, too.)

    Now, what we need is an international book club for world leaders. If they all read the same great books of wisdom, empathy, and peace, maybe it'd be a better world for all of us.

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  25. If anyone thinks that either one is going to read these books, let alone whether they have time to read, or whether it will cause Putin to hand back Crimea, stop imprisoning his opponents or having them killed, or to prevent Netanyahu from building settlements on Palestinian land, is really dreaming in technicolour.

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  26. Dear Sandi - what a sign that God is still in control. So glad you shared this. Hope you have a super weekend.

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  27. Such simple acts can be steps to seeking peace.

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  28. Enjoyed these thoughts, I found this act very confusing! Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to leave a sweet comment. yes this summer really flew by!
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  29. Just so long as they read those books...

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  30. Give each other books instead of the alternative. That's great Sandi.

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  31. I hope they make time to sit down and read the books, but that may be difficult when they are so busy trying to lead the world!!!

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  32. And of course, the bible itself is the earliest history of the Jewish people!

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  33. Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope we can become friends here. I agree, if we could exchange books, talks, and learn, this world would be an easier place to be!

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  34. Hopefully he will read the book. Books have the power to change lives.

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  35. The entire world is in a terrible state now. In my opinion, only the good Lord has the power to make things better.

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  36. I agree, the world would be a much better place! Thank you for your kind visit to my blog, Sandi!

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  37. HI Sandi! Thanks for popping in to see my workings on my dollhouse! Ha! Thanks why I try to make all of the doll furniture that I can. Hope you've had a nice Labor Day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  38. It was great to hear good news about our world leaders.

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  39. This was a lovely post and very interesting too. I wonder what translation it was?!

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    1. Ronda,

      According to the news it was the first-ever Bible printed with Rashi commentary.

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  40. Haha.. valid point that. Though wonder if the so called super powers play by such simple and yet thoughtful gestures

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  41. I DIDN'T know!
    (I rather suspect there's MUCH we don't know going on behind the scenes....) Thankful there's Someone who does!

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  42. I hadn't heard about that. These are amazing times that we are living in, are they not?
    Be blessed,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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