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Mourning Zionistic-Christian bridge-builder, Patricia Johnson of Israel-Christian Nexus

Patricia Johnson of Israel-Christian Nexus
Pastor Lorraine Coconato, Ari Bussel, and Patricia Johnson
Patricia Johnson, a SoCal public-relations professional who helped lead the Israel-Christian Nexus- a pioneering effort in catalyzing Zionistic Christian and Jewish relations, died Monday, June 6th after a long-battle with Type1 Diabetes. Ms. Johnson was a regular at the Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California, founded by Dr. Jack Hayford who was also instrumental in the activities of the I.C.N. 

CrossMap reported her death through American News Service on June 16th in "Patricia Johnson, ‘A True Lover and Supporter of The Jewish State of Israel and The Jewish People,’ Has Passed onto Her Eternal Reward" by Dan Wooding.  

Blogger, Ari Bussel, eulogized her, Pastor Lorraine Coconato provided photos, and we include a JooTube video clip of Patricia explaining Christian support for Israel and the Jewish nation.
"Patricia, a modern-day disciple, a most devoted servant of the L-rd, an angel not-in-disguise, has graced us with her presence. A most unique gift we were given. Patricia was not only a true friend, a fighter, a believer, a giant, a force of nature in a very frail human body; Patricia was a pillar of strength, a continuum-now-interrupted, a comforting, consoling, supporting and amazing friend. 

I wrote about the late Shimon Erem z”l. Patricia was Gen. Shimon’s right hand person, trusted advisor, faithful protector, loyal disciple. There was no one more devoted and loyal than Patricia - our liaison to the Christian community, a true lover and supporter of the Jewish State of Israel and the Jewish People - God’s people - a person who has blessed us so much, with her entire being. May she be as blessed." 
Gen. Shimon Erem on his mentor David ben-Gurion
JooTube reported the Christian support for Gen. Erem, when video-chronicling at his memorial service, four years ago.  Zionistic Christian leaders, including Pastors John Hagee, Robert Stearns, and Jim Tolle join Jews in eulogizing Israeli Gen. Shimon Erem, founder of Israel-Christian Nexus.

During the 2012 Gaza Crisis, at a rally in Los Angeles, Patricia Johnson explained Evangelical Christians' commitment to support Israel in good-works as well as beliefs.

In his obituary article, Dan Wooding quotes Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, Director, Interfaith Affairs at The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles:
"I don't think I can remember Patricia without a smile on her face and boundless energy in her step. Many years ago, when invited for the first time to a meeting of a group of evangelical Christians who supported Jews and the Jewish State, it was Patricia who took me under wing. Her presentation of her beliefs - which, at their core, could be reduced to unyielding confidence in the Word of G-d - were not only an eye-opener, but changed me for life. She continued for many years to be the point-person in building bridges between our two communities."

Will jihad against latino LGBT's finally awaken "progressives" to their common-cause with Jews and Israel?

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu released these remarks on the jihad massacre of homosexuals in Orlando, Florida, Saturday night, 11 June.

"In Orlando, a terrorist walks into a nightclub and murders nearly 50 human beings. Sons and daughters, brothers and sisters cut down in cold blood. They did nothing wrong. They were dancing with friends, they were enjoying music with loved ones. Why did the terrorist murder them? Because he was driven by a fanatical hatred. 
He targeted the LGBT community because he believed they were evil. 

Now, the murderer wasn't alone. Regimes and terrorist organizations around the world ruthlessly persecute the LGBT community. In Syria, ISIS throws gays off rooftops. In Iran, the regime hangs gays from cranes. Too many people have remained silent in the face of this awful persecution. 

This week's shooting wasn't merely an attack on the LGBT community. It was an attack on 
all of us, on our common values of freedom and diversity and choice. Radical Islamist terror makes no distinction between shades of infidel. This week it was gays in Orlando. A few days before that it was Jews in Tel Aviv. Before that it was music fans in Paris; Travelers in Brussels; Yazidis in Iraq; Community workers in San Bernardino; Christians and journalists in Syria. All of us are targets. 
Islamists murdered 4, wounded 6 at Sarona Mall last Wednesday

We believe that all people are created in the image of God. ISIS, by contrast, believes that all people who aren't just like them deserve to die. We will not be terrified into submission. We will fight back. And we will triumph. 

Today I ask you to reach out to friends in the LGBT community. Comfort them. Tell them you stand together, we stand together as one. And that you will always remember the victims. Tell them they will never be alone, that we are all one family deserving of dignity, deserving of life. 

I have no doubt that those who seek to spread hate and fear will be defeated. Working together we will defeat them even faster. We need to stand united, resolute in the belief that all people regardless of their sexual orientation, regardless of their race, regardless of their ethnicity, all people deserve respect, deserve dignity."

Tel Aviv Univ's IDEAS Forum brings start-up nation ingenuity to US business stage

How did Israel become branded "The Startup Nation?" American Friends of Tel Aviv University presents the IDEAS Los Angeles Forum annually at Santa Monica College's Broad Stage to explore technology venture development. 

The organizers describe IDEAS Los Angeles as a project in partnership with corporations, private businesses, community organizations, institutes of higher learning and media outlets to create a space where global business leaders, futurists, studio heads, movie and television producers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, Tel Aviv University administrators, professors, and alumni can come together and share ideas. 
Tel Aviv Univ RAMOT's CEO,Shlomo Nimrodi
 at IDEAS Conference in L.A.

At last year's IDEAS forum, David Dorfman introduced me to Mr. Shlomo Nimrodi, who serves as CEO of Ramot Business-Engagement Center at Tel Aviv University. 

Mr. Nimrodi explains how his initiative prospects innovation developed through Tel Aviv University researchers and cultivates it towards commercialization. 

Register for the IDEAS Conference, which returns June 15-16th at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.