Daniel 12:7 ”...when they have made an end of breaking in pieces the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.”
Michah 1:3-4 "He will tread upon the high places of the earth." These are the people who are exalted and arrogant (Rashi). ”And the mountains shall melt under Him, and the valleys shall split-as wax before fire, as water poured down a steep place. In the light of Rashi's comment on the previous verse, the erupting volcanic cataclysm described in this verse can be seen as a metaphor for the coming complete upset of the people's existing social order (ABY).


Viral Video: Israel Facing Iran to Save the World: Iran vs. Israel - No Fear. As their first Iran vs. Israel video passes the 1 million view mark , Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz of TheLandofIsrael.com have released part 2: Iran vs. Israel - No Fear. The video has already garnered more than 250,000 views (INN, 4/19/2012). As we officially launch our newest video, the nation of Israel is reflecting on a day of silent unity as we stood as one during the siren on Yom Ha'Shoah, Holocaust Memorial Day. Right now, Israel and the world stands at the precipice of nuclear war and the silence surrounding Iran is even more deafening.

Ahmadinejad: ”Our dear Imam (Khomeini) you stated that the arrogant powers of the world must be annihilated. The coundown of Americas sinister has begun.” The message of our revolution is a global message.” God willing, Islam will conquer all of what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world.” ”The Iranian people today are owners of Nuclear technology. If they have not realized this by now, they will soon...but by then it will be too late.”

Or is The World Facing Iran to Save Israel? "And it shall come to pass on that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come upon Jerusalem" (Zech. 12:2-9, 14:1-3,12-16). Dozens of old prophesies that speak of the destruction of the nations of the world (Jeremiah 30:7-11, Isaiah 24:1-6, 66:15-18, Ez. 39:6, Zep. 2.1-11, Numbers 23:9, Ch. 24) and/or God's chastisement; reprovement, correction and discipline of the "arrogant powers" - so they can turn away from their evil, is about to materialize (Isaiah 2:12-22, 51:4-8, Psalm 2:9-10).

Isaiah (Ch. 10) teaches that the nations; USA, EU, Iran, Arabs; "Palestinians"; the UN etc., that RISE UP against Israel are nothing but God's rod of chastisement; MUSSAR SHELOMENOH  (Isaiah 53:5, see II Sam. 7:14, Psalms 89:29-33, 1 Kings 11:4-25), used as a tool to accomplish a specific purpose; to bring us to repentance; return and take hold of His Torah (Isaiah 27.4-5). ”For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall be accomplished, and Mine anger shall be to their (the nations’) destruction” (Isaiah 10:5-26, 17:12-14).

 

Having served his purpose, to cause such fear among the Israelites, that they would be humbled, repent and turn to God; Sennacherib (or Gog and Magog) (God's axe and saw of retribution) would be CUT DOWN in retribution for his overweening arrogance; ”For he said, "With the strength of my hand I accomplished it, and with my wisdom, for I am clever, and I remove the boundaries of peoples, and their positions have I plundered, and I lowered many inhabitants...” (Isaiah 10:13-14). Sennacherib would be overthrown through a miracle which would bear comparison with the overthrow of the Egyptians at the Sea of Reeds (Exodus 15:9, Ch 14-15) and the future owerthrow of the forces of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38:12-13, 36:2,5, Psalms 83).  See commentaries at http://www.azamra.org/NaCh.shtml

Three Jewish Communities to be Legalized: A ministerial team that had been appointed on Sunday decides to legalize the status of Sansana, Rechelim and Bruchin. The three communities are Sansana, Rechelim and Bruchin. All three communities were built in the 1990s based on decisions of previous governments. (INN, 4/24/2012).


UN, Jordan, France Slam Normalization Decision: France and Jordan rushed on Tuesday to condemn Israel's decision to normalize the status of three communities in Judea and Samaria (INN, 4/24/2012).

U.S. Joins World, Condemns Legalization of Communities: State Department spokeswoman says Washington is opposed to the legalization of Sansana, Rechelim and Bruchin.

AFP quoted State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland as having reiterated Washington's opposition to settlement activity in Judea and Samaria. According to the report, Nuland said the United States asked Israel, through its embassy in Tel Aviv, for “clarification.” “We are obviously concerned,” Nuland told reporters. “We don't think this is helpful to the process, and we don't accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity” (INN, 4/25/2012).


EU Says Israel Should Reverse Decision to Legalize Communities: EU expresses concern over Israel's decision to legalize communities "in the occupied Palestinian territory" The European Union called on Israel on Wednesday to reverse its decision to legalize three Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. “I am extremely concerned about the decision of the Israeli authorities regarding the status of the settlements of Sansana, Rechelim and Bruchin in the occupied Palestinian territory,” EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was quoted by AFP as having said in a statement.


“I call upon them to reverse this decision,” Ashton added. “The EU has repeatedly called on Israel to end all settlement activity. Settlements are illegal under international law, an obstacle to peace and threaten the viability of a two-state solution.” She said the Israeli decision ran counter to the spirit of an April 11 statement by the Quartet of Middle East peace brokers, the European Union, United States, Russia and United Nations. The Quartet, said Ashton, “expressed concern about unilateral and provocative actions, including continued settlement activity” (INN, 4/26/2012).

Civil Administration Helping PA Take Over Area C: PA continues its attempts to take over Area C, under full Israeli control, and is being assisted by the Civil Administration. The Palestinian Authority is continuing its attempts to take over the land in Area C, which is under full Israeli control, and is being assisted in this by no less than the Civil Administration.

 

According to figures presented on Thursday by the Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (COGAT), in 2011 a total of 182 PA projects in Area C were promoted, with the cooperation of the international community and the PA itself. The projects are infrastructural ones, mostly in the fields of the environment, water and electricity (INN, 5/4/2012). Se e also: Is Netanyahu 'Considering' More Retreats in Judea and Samaria? (INN, 04/12/11). Some 90% of Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria live in Area C, while the PA Arab population of the area is barely 6% (EU to PA Arabs: We'll Help You 'Grab Land' from Israel: INN, 1/12/2012).

Government Freezes Building, Disabled Children Suffer: The Judea and Samaria building freeze continues to affect communities. North of Jerusalem, disabled children are the ones who suffer. The ban on new construction in Judea and Samaria officially ended in 2010. In practice, however, many communities remain unable to build. In Ofra, north of Jerusalem, a freeze on construction is hitting the most vulnerable residents: handicapped children from the Binyamin region (INN, 5/6/2012).


Major Israeli Newspaper Runs Missionary Ad:
The economic daily Calcalist features a large ad placed by Jews for Jesus, which anti-missionary activists called misleading. The ad includes a QR code that readers can scan with their smartphones that installs an app produced by the group. The app directs users to the group's web site, where “issues of the day,” including politics and Jewish history, are discussed from a Christologic viewpoint. Among the claims made on the web site is that the Jews are to blame for the persecution they have experience over the generations, and especially for the Holocaust, because of their rejection of Jesus (INN, 4/25/2012).

Assimilation: "As I live, says the Lord God, surely with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm and with poured out fury, will I reign over you" (Ez. 20:32-33). An example of this "outpoured anger" was when the proportion of assimilated Jews in Europe rose to over 50% in the 1930's, provoking a fury that indiscriminately wiped out six million Jews, religious and non-religious (Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum).

 

Assimilation and the Iranian threat (Esther 4:13-14): Is a Second Holocaust likely to happen in the US, Europe, as the portion of assimilated Jews are close to 60% (see Zechariah 13:8-9)? ”Therefore, if you belong to a religion which comprise more than a third of the population of the world, check your theology, the Jews are a minority” (Rabbi Tovia Singer) (see Deut. 7:6-8, 14:2). See: 'Hanukkah' 


CBS's Ben Stein Warns of Second Holocaust: CBS’s Ben Stein warns that the Jewish people must heed the lessons of history in order to prevent another Holocaust from befalling it (INN, 4/10/2012).

Are Jews are to blame for the persecution they have experienced because of their rejection of Jesus? That’s what Muslims think too, that the "second doom" (the destruction of the Second Temple; Surah 17:103-104,7) was due to the rejection of the Message of Jesus. However, the Torah and the prophets states different (Lev. 26:14-16,31, 1 Kings 9:6-9, Deut. 29:23-28, II Chr. 7:19-22, Jer. 22:1-9, Ch. 44, 4:6, 6:6, Amos 2:4-5). All persecution was due to the rejection of the Torah & knowledge of God and idolatry - and not the Gospel of Jesus.


The House of Israel were sent into exile, because they broke the covenant which He made with them and turned to the false gods of the nations (See Jer. 22:1-9). "All these curses will befall you, pursuing you and overtaking you to destroy you because you did not obey the Lord, your God, to observe His commandments and statutes which He commanded you... Therefore, you will serve your enemies,.." (Deut. 28:45-57, Lev. 26). Consequently, Vespasian and his son Titus came from Rome to conquer the land and destroy Jerusalem and the Second Temple. The awful conditions described through v 57, took place during the siege of Jerusalem
(Ramban). The Jewish people were dispersed in bitter exiles, suffering humiliation and persecution until this very day.

The True Cause of the Exile: Ezekiel 39:23 "And the nations will know that for their iniquity the House of Israel was exiled, because they (broke faith with Me, acted treacherously against Me) betrayed Me, and I hid (Heb. ASTEER; as in Deut. 31:16-18; an allusion to Esther)) My face (countenance) from them, and I delivered them into the hands of their adversaries, and they all fell by the sword."

"And He said, "I will hide My face from them. I will see what their end will be, for they are a generation of changes; they are not [recognizable] as My children whom I have reared (Heb. Lo-EMUN (they have no faithfullness). They have provoked My jealousy with a non god,.." (Deut. 32:20-21). For I taught them a good way, but they deviated from it. At Sinai they said, “We will do and we will hear,” and a short while later, they broke their promise and made the golden calf!" (Sifrei 32:20)

"Reared" EMUN is an expression related to  "And he  reared/brought up (OMEN) Hadassah, that is, Esther,.." (Esther 2:7). Mordechai reared Hadassah in faithfulness, she keeps Torah in secret, nor does she reveal her nationality or her lineage" (2:10), risking her life in order to save her people, comes to the king, into the inner court, without being called (4:11). Commentators say that when it says "the King" without naming Ahasueros, the reference hints at G-d). Like; ”it is forbidden for a non-Jew to keep the Shabbat.. The Shabbat is a 'sign' between Me and you (Israel); it is a personal covenant between the Creator and the nation He adopted as His children. A non-Jew who keeps all the legal intricacies of Shabbat is bursting uninvited into someone else's living room” (Moshe Feiglin).


"The "face" of God is His revealed presence. Esther alludes to the concealment of His presence in exile as a result of Israel's sins. Yet the story of Esther proves that even when His presence is concealed, God is in complete control of everything" (Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum). See 'Purim'

Holocaust Memorial Day is a day to remember the suffering (Isaiah 52:13-15, Ch. 53) and massmurder of Jews during the Second WW. Yom Hashoa is also alluded to in Zechariah 12:10 “But I will fill the House of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem with a spirit of pity and compassion; and they shall lament to Me about those who are slain, wailing over them as over a favorite son and showing bitter grief as over a first-born” (Jewish NJPS).

Jewish Students: Arabs Made Fun of Yom Hashoa Sirens: Jewish students complained that Arab students made noise, whistled, shrieked, and laughed as sirens sounded on Yom Hashoa last week (INN, 4/22/2012).


Netanyahu's Holocaust Speech Devoted to Iran Threat: In hard hitting speech, Prime Minister says it is his duty to warn the people of Israel of existential danger. "I will continue to tell the truth to the world – but first and foremost, to my nation. The truth is that a nuclear armed Iran is an existential threat to the State of Israel. The truth is that a nuclear-armed Iran is a political threat to other countries throughout the region and a grave threat to world peace. The truth is that Iran must be stopped from obtaining nuclear weapons (INN, 4/18/2012 ). Or the Israelites must do complete teshuva.

A Twofold Threat: "In Darfur, everybody is Muslim, because the Arabs invaded the North of Africa and converted the indigenous people to Islam. The Darfuris are not Muslim enough. And the Darfuris do not want to be Arabized. They love their own African languages and dress and customs. The Arab response is genocide!

 

On January 9 of 2011 South Sudan became an independent state. For South Sudanese, that means continuation of oppression, brutalization, demonization, Islamization, Arabization and enslavement. In a similar manner, the Arabs continue denying Jews their right for sovereignty in their homeland... Look at the situation of the Copts in Egypt, the Christians in Iraq, and Nigeria, and Iran, the Hindus and Bahais who suffer from Islamic oppression. The Sikhs...targets of Jihadis — all suffer (Simon Deng, Israel, Sudan and Me, Aish.com).

Forcible conversion of Hindu girls on rise in Sindh: HRCP: On an average around 20 to 25 Hindu girls are being forcibly converted to Islam every month in the southern Sindh province, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said (The Hindu, ). Hindus in Pakistan accuse Muslims of kidnapping teens as wives: The girls are forced to convert to Islam, rights groups say. In court, a few wives have chosen to stay with their husbands, but families say they were coerced (LA Times).

Muslims set fire to Christian town in Bangladesh: More than 300 Muslims set fire to a town in Bangladesh in order to strip indigenous Christians, Hindus and Buddhists of their property. An eyewitness told Fides news agency that recently, Muslim colonists have been expelling non-Muslim ethnic groups in order to take possession of their farmland. He said they are often successful because local officials do nothing to intervene and to guarantee the rights of ethnic and religious minoritie (CNA, Feb 24, 2011).

Op-Ed: Islam in Africa: The Invisible Genocide of Christians: The UN does nothing, the world is silent, and most Western citizens, who know little about Africa, do not know it is happening. The goal is creating a big African-Islamic continent. Christians must be killed or expelled. Fom Nigeria to Sudan, it is raging, the “Odium Fidei”, the war of religion (INN, May 07, 2012).

 

Obama Unveils Sanctions on Oppressive Regimes: US president Barack Obama vowed 'never again'; unveiled new sanctions on technology transfers to violent regimes: US President Barack Obama on Monday announced new sanctions targeting regimes that commit atrocities against civilians during a speech commemorating America's Holocaust Rememberence Day.

 

Obama vowed at the US Homocaust Memorial Museum in Washington to “always be there for Israel,” adding “When efforts are made to equate Zionism to racism, we reject them. When international fora single out Israel with unfair resolutions, we vote against them."

 

“When attempts are made to de-legitimize the state of Israel, we oppose them," Obama added. "And when faced with a regime that threatens global security and denies the Holocaust and threatens to destroy Israel, the United States will do everything in our power to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.” (INN, 4/23/2012).

The use of the term "occupied Palestinian territories" is an attempt to de-legitimize the state of Israel and denies Israel any legal claim to the territories it liberated in 1967 from the illegal Jordanian (Judea & Samaria) and Egyptian (Gaza)  occupation. The use of the term "occupied Palestinian territories" serves only the Arab 'Palestinian' political agenda; nationalism and marching  expansionism - islamization and arabization. 

US aid to Egypt: What is Uncle Sam supporting? Already in March 29, 2001, ZOA released a study,  making the case for a halt to America’s  billion aid to Egypt.  Highlights of the report were back then: Egypt persecutes Christians–the Coptic Christians are subjected to systematic discrimination by the Egyptian government as well as torture by Egyptian police officers. Egypt tramples human rights, refusing to grant its citizens free speech, freedom of the press, or free elections; dissidents are routinely jailed and tortured. Egypt is preparing for war,.. even though it faces no serious external threats; there is a danger that U.S. weapons sent to Egypt will be used against America’s ally, Israel (Senter Mot Antisemittisme, 29.03.2001).

'World will pay if PA-Israel talks fail' Jordan and Egypt's leaders have said.   
PA's Mahmoud Abbas’s thesis, "The Other Side: Story of 6 million cremated Jews is propaganda (Feb. 15, 1984). The PA denies Israel's right to exist and depicts a world without Israel as Palestine will replace it.

Obama lifts freeze on $192 million aid package to PA: Funding serves ‘security interests of the US,’ says president. Congress blocked it after Abbas’s bid for UN recognition of ‘Palestine’: White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said  the $192 million aid package would be devoted to “ensuring the continued viability of the moderate PA government...adding that the PA had fulfilled its major obligations, such as recognizing Israel’s right to exist, renouncing violence and accepting the Road Map for Peace (AP, Times of Israel, April 27, 2012).

PA Media Glorifies Master Terrorist On Anniversary of His Death: PA media glorifies arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, names sporting events after him (INN, 5/2/2012).

PA Children's Show: Zion is a Devil with a Tail. A PA TV children's program recently featured a child reciting a poem with the words: “Our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail.” As part of its ongoing campaign to delegitimize and demonize Israel, a Palestinian Authority TV children's program recently featured a child reciting a poem promoting Pan-Arabism. The poem, by an Egyptian writer, included words “Our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail.” The children’s program, entitled “The Best Home”, aired on April 7 on a PA television station run by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement (INN, 4/24/2012) .

 

Qureia: Peace Process 'A Waste of Time': Former PA prime minister Ahmed Queria says Israel must capitulate to PA demands or be faced with a 'multiethnic' one-state solution. Observers note that seeking a state that would eliminate Israel is consistent with PA/PLO policy (INN, 4/23/2012).

Iran's Supreme Leader Embraced Concept of Nuclear Arms, Document Suggests : In a speech three months ago, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei repeated his religious edict against nuclear weapons, insisting that his country would never build them. But a newly published document suggests that Khamenei embraced the concept of an Iranian nuclear bomb during a meeting of the country's top leadership more than two decades ago, saying nuclear weapons were essential for preserving Iran's Islamic Revolution.


In 2009 the International Atomic Energy Agency prepared a collection of statements made by Iranian leaders about nuclear weapons, as gleaned from intelligence sources. It includes an April 1984 meeting in which Khamenei allegedly endorsed a decision by then-leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to launch a secret nuclear weapons program.


"According to Ayatollah Khamenei, this was the only way to secure the very essence of the Islamic Revolution from the schemes of its enemies...and to prepare it for the emergence of Imam Mahdi" (who will purge the world of evil in humanity's last days). The IAEA document was obtained by the Institute for Science and International Security (Washington Post).

"Lo, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord,.." (Malachi 3:23-24(4:5-6). Elijah will draw people's hearts back to God and His Torah before Judgment Day, to increase the number of people who will survive His Judgment.

Elijah, God's messenger of the covenant will separate the hypocrites from the righteous, refine and purify the children of Levi in preparation for the Messianic Era, so they will be fit for service in the Third Temple (3:1-4). Elijah will "clear the way" and the meek will be raised up while the haughty and arrogant will be cast down (Isaiah 40:3-5, 52:7-8).


After the great cleansing that will take place with the removal of the wicked, "he that remains in Zion and he that remains in Jerusalem shall be called holy, everyone in Jerusalem that is written for life" (Isaiah 4:3-4, 1:24-31, 65:1-5, 66:17, Zech. 13:8-9, Daniel Ch. 12). Elijah will draw people's hearts back to God and His Torah before Judgment Day, TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE who will survive His Judgment (Zech. 14:16, Jer. 3:14-15, Isaiah 24:1-6, Deut. 4:27-31, Ch. 30). Did John the Baptist, claim to be Elijah? 

Barak Doesn't 'Buy' Khamenei's Anti-Nuke Fatwa: DM Ehud Barak says a recent anti-nuclear fatwa by Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei is meaningless; wants facts on the ground. "I don't buy it so easily," Barak told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday when she asked about Khamenei's recent fatwa [religious decree] that Iran would not acquire or develop nuclear weapons.

"It -- it is the same Khamenei who said just a year ago he scorned Qadaffi for caving so easily to pressure, to give up his nuclear military program," Barak said "...and he [Khamenei] points to where he [Qadaffi] is now."


"And, have you heard the term Taqia, which means in Islam, especially in Shia Islam, a kind of permission from Heaven for the leader to lie and mislead others as long as it is to achiece the objectives of the movement, the group, the tribe, or the nation," Barak said.
"So I don't buy it," he said. "I follow the facts on the ground. Enrichment continues. They got a a pause of five months... five weeks until the next gathering in Baghdad  ..everything is still working" (INN, 4/20/2012).

Secretary Clinton Buy Khamenei's Anti-Nuke Fatwa: On April 3, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced after long conversations with Iranian and religious experts that she had been impressed by a seven-year old fatwa issued by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on May 10, 2005, which ruled the construction and possession of nuclear weapons a sin... which means that it serves as the entryway into a negotiation... (Iran rides high on nuclear concessions, demands end to sanctions, DEBKAfile, April 21, 2012). See also: Tehran Attempts to Deceive U.S. with Nonexistent Anti-Nuclear Weapons Fatwa by Khamenei (MEMRI).


"The Islamic Revolution—Surges in Political Changes in History:" Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi, Ahmadinejad's mentor, wrote in his book; "The most advanced weapons must be produced inside our country even if our enemies don’t like it. There is no reason that they have the right to produce a special type of weapons, while other countries are deprived of it.” He has called on Iran to produce “special weapons” which only a few nations possess. It was a reference to the production of nuclear arms.

 

In his call for the development of “special weapons,” Yazdi said, “Under Islamic teachings, all common tools and materialistic instruments must be employed against the enemy and prevent [the] enemy’s military superiority.” According to the "Fatwa" and "possession of nuclear weapons a sin" - what about the "sinners" of Osirak, in Syria; Jordan's King Bashes Israel for Stopping His Nuke Plans (INN, 6/15/2010). Concerns Grow over Egypt's WMD Research: Egypt has quietly carried out research and development on weapons of mass destruction,.. (NBC News).

 

Retired Egyptian General Abd Al-Hamid Umran Calls for an Egyptian Nuclear Program: We Should Follow the Iranian Model and Deceive the International Community---in order to counterbalance the strategic power of Israel (MEMRI, August 21, 2011). Ahmadinejad has declared that his divine mission on earth is to set the stage for the Mahdi and Jesus to return. This will fulfill the prophecies of Ayatollah Khomeini who foretold that Iran’s destiny was to destroy Israel and the US in a final religious war. ‘Radical Islam’

Concerns Grow over Egypt's WMD Research: U.S. has been quiet about Cairo's weapons programs, but revolt changes the calculus. Egypt has quietly carried out research and development on weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical, biological and missile technology over the past three decades. Egypt has carried out experiments in plutonium reprocessing and uranium enrichment, helped jump-start Saddam's missile and chemical weapons programs in Iraq, and worked with Kim Jong Il on North Korea's missile program (NBC News, 2011).

Lieberman Warns Netanyahu Egypt More Dangerous than Iran : Foreign Minister Lieberman has warned Prime Minister Netanyahu that Egypt presents more of a security danger than Iran. In the wake of a social and economic deterioration in Egypt and the increasing number of Egyptian troops in the Sinai Peninsula. The Muslim Brotherhood, since winning the parliamentary elections in Egypt, has made contradictory statements concerning the future of the peace treaty (INN, 4/22/2012). 


Netanyahu: Egypt Gas Dispute Just 'Business':
Cairo officials claim the cancellation of their gas contract with Israel is purely business despite months of popular pressure to do so. Since the January 25 2011 uprising that led to Mubarak's ouster on 11 February 2011, the Sinai gas pipeline feeding Israel and Jordan has been bombed 14 times.


Explosions have resulted in weeks-long supply stoppages to Israel and Jordan, and spiking electricity costs for consumers in the Jewish state. Egypt's interim military junta and now-ascendant Islamist parliamentary majority have been under strong public pressure to cancel the gas deal with Israel. Officials in Cairo have also sought to retroactively alter the deal and raise prices in a move rejected by Israeli officials (INN, 4/23/2012).


Gas Dispute Not Just 'Business': The US brokered Camp David 1979 peace agreement required both countries to stop all hostile activity and demilitarize the Sinai. Now we are witnessing an increasing number of Egyptian troops in the Sinai, terrorist attacks staged from the Sinai and repeaded bombings of the Sinai gas pipeline. The 1979 peace treaty required Egypt to supply Israel with oil; later amended to natural gas. Violations of the 1979 Peace Agreement is not just "business."

Following Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah), comes Yom HaZikaron; Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror.  The siren at the Western Wall is sounded Tuesday night for one minute of silent remembrance. The number who have fallen due to racial violence, war and terror in Israel since the First Aliya in 1860 presently stands at 22,993.

During its War of Independence the Jewish state lost 6,373 of its people, about 1% of its population, in the war. Of those 2477 were civilians. Some 120 foreign nationals, tourists, and workers were also killed during Israel's War of Independence. Last year, 15 Israelis were killed in hostilities. A total of 126 soldiers died while on active duty with the IDF during 2011, as well (INN, 4/24/2012).

Nearly 1,000 Israelis Killed in 'Oslo War': Since January 1, 1950, a total of 2,357 Israelis and 120 foreign residents have been killed in terrorist attacks. In recognition of the impending Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) ceremonies set to take place Wednesday, the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi, NII) released the statistics on the number of Israelis who have been killed in terror attacks (INN, 4/23/2012).

It is assumed that fewer than 1.000 Jews live in Norway today. The truth is that Norwegian Jews choose to hide their identity out of fear of being hit by anti-Semitism. The number is between 5000-10.000. The Norwegian Center Against anti-Semitism (SMA) is in contact with 2.300, who say they are Jewish. The main reasons for hiding their identity is fear of harassment, especially of their children and the fear of being held jointly responsible for crimes which Israel didn't commit (Michal Rachel Suissa).

CBS 60 Minutes Blames Israel for what Muslims do to Christians in Palestinian Authority Controlled Territory: An Unholy Attack on Israel: The status of Christians in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza has been featured in the media on numerous occasions. The April 22 edition of CBS’s 60 Minutes, however, presented an unbalanced picture in blaming Israel for virtually every difficulty experienced by Palestinian Christians (Honest Reporting, April 24, 2012).

Op-Ed: The Jews as Christ-Killers, Again? The Society of St. Pius X propagates the worst kind of anti-Semitism and Rome is on the verge of returning them to the Catholic fold. Their US website defends the Inquisition. Israel must react. The entire Society propagates the worst kind of anti-Semitism.

Their US branch website demonizes “the international Jewry”, “the world wide Jewish empire”, “the Jews as the biggest capitalists”, the Jews as “the founders of Communism”, the Jews as “the enemy of man”. There is also “A defence of Inquisition”. The South African website claims that “Jews are fulfilling their substitute-Messianic drive towards world dominion”.


The Irish branch calls the Jews “guilty of Deicide” and posits that they “must be baptized”.
The German site is also very clear: “The Jews of now are for sure guilty of the murder of God, as long as they don’t recognize Christ as God and are baptized to atone for the sins of their forefathers”.

The Belgian’s Society website defines the Jewish Messiah as “the anti-Christ of the Apocalypse”. The Italian Society’s bulletin, La Tradizione Cattolica, calls Judaism “a false cult” and spreads hallucinatory material on “the Jew Karl Marx” and “the Jews sleeping in the shadow of death” (INN, April 23, 2012).


Did the Jews Crucify Jesus? Christian Bible translators mistranslation of Zechariah 12:10 NKJ: “… then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”

The Complete Jewish Bible Zechariah 12:10: “And they shall look to me because of those who have been thrust through [with swords], and they shall mourn over it as one mourns over an only son and shall be in bitterness,..”

 

As we tonight will remember IDF’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror, yesterday’s Holocaust Memorial Day was a day to remember the suffering (Isaiah 52:13-15, Ch. 53) and massmurder of Jews during the Second World War.

 

The Christian mistranslation of Psalm 22:17(16) NKJ: “For dogs have surrounded Me; The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced My hands and My feet;..”

 

Hebrew Bible: “For dogs have encompassed me (David); a company of evil-doers have inclosed me; like a lion, they are at my hands and my feet.” When the original words of Psalm 22:17, Zechariah 12:10 or Psalms 40:7(6) contra Hebrews 10:5-6 are read, any allusion to a crucifiction disappears. Notice how king David is using the animal motif to describe his enemies in Psalms 22 and in 1 Sam. 17:34-37: 'Thy servant kept his father's sheep; and when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after him,.." A Lutheran Doesn’t Understand Why Rabbi Singer Doesn’t Believe in Jesus: A Closer Look at the “Crucifixion Psalm (Outreach Judaism).


Video: '40 Years of Silence on Munich Massacre Long Enough'
: Families of Israeli athletes murdered at 1972 Olympics beseech International Olympic Committee to hold minute of silence. “One minute for the Munich 11 victims to show the world that the doctrine of the Olympic spirit to build a peaceful and better world, which requires mutual understanding with the spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play, is much more powerful than politics. “Please sign this petition for a minute of silence in memory of the Munich 11. Forty years has been long enough to wait” (INN, 4/24/2012).


As we always will remember the innocent Israeli athletes who were murdered, we must never forget who the masterminds and the perpetrators of the Munich attack were: Abbas admits sending terrorists to kill Israelis: "I demand [the release of] prisoners because they are human beings, who did what we, we, ordered them to do. We, the Authority..." (Palestinian TV (Fatah) Feb. 14, 2005, at  Palwatch.org/. 

 

Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority and he  provided the funds to carry out the Black September (Fatah) attack. Abu Mazen was also  responsible for sending the terrorists to commit the murders in the Maalot School Massacre, May 15, 1974. It is important to the people of Israel and of the world to know with whom Israel is forced to make peace 'Ambassadors of peace'

Israel Celebrates 64th Birthday: Remembrance Day for the Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror has ended, and Independence Day has begun, with fireworks displays going off countrywide. The celebration of Israel's 64th birthday began with the traditional ceremony at Har Herzl in Jerusalem. The main speaker at the ceremony was Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin.

Rivlin's speech began with a mention of the external threats Israel faces but centered on what he said was an internal enemy which threatens Israel's future – an enemy which he identified as "the extremists" and zealotry on all sides of the political and social spectrum... Rivlin said that he does not fear the residents of Itamar or Migron, "who are faithful to the Land of Israel and love it," nor does he fear those who oppose the settlement enterprise. "I fear the zealots," he repeated. "I fear the extremism (INN, 4/25/2012).


Because of International pressure, the Israeli government is withholding building permits in numerous communities that require increased building just to accommodate natural growth. As a result of this and the Biblical imperative to settle the ancient Land of Israel it becomes easier to understand why Zionist zealots take the risk of establishing settlement “outposts.” Regardless of whether it is “right” or “wrong” or somewhere in between - at Shuva Israel;  we feel that we have a humane responsibility to assist these families. 
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Israel's Population on Independence Day: 7,881,000
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On the eve of Israel's 64th Independence Day, the population stood at 7.881 million. Israel's Jewish population is 5.931 million, or 75.3%. The Arab population is 1.623 million, or 20.6%. Since last year,161,000 infants were born and 39,000 people died; 19,000 immigrants arrived, while 8,000 left. (Ha'aretz).

Netanyahu Thanks Israel's Supporters on Independence Day : Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a special greeting on Wednesday, in honor of Israel’s 64th Independence Day. “Israel’s Independence Day is a time for us to consider what makes Israel truly unique,” said Netanyahu. “Israel is unique in restoring sovereignty and the capacity for self-defense to a people that had been stateless and powerless for 2,000 years.

 

“Israel is unique in ingathering to an ancestral homeland an exiled people who had been scattered around the globe,” he added. “Israel is unique in having become a global technological power despite the fact that we face threats faced by no other nation on earth. “Israel is unique in the Middle East for having a vibrant, liberal democracy, where women are equal, minorities are free and where all are subjects to the rule of law.

“But Israel is unique in one other important way,” stressed Netanyahu. “We are unique in having such passionate friends, Jews and non-Jews alike, for whom the well-being, security and future of our country is so important... (INN, 4/25/2012).

A people that was stateless and powerless for 2,000 years. Daniel 12:7 ”...when they have made an end of breaking in pieces the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.” The last exile of Edom-Rome, has been the longest of all. In 1948 Jewish sovereignty was re-established in the land of Israel. 1948 marked 1880 years since the Roman legions destroyed the Second Temple. Israel’s 64th Independence Day marked 1944 years since the Destruction. Today, the State of Israel is the strongest power in the region. The only thing that's left is to "sweep away the power of Rome" and build the Temple (Dan. 9:27).

Op-Ed: Confront the Israel Bashers By David Haivri: Don't let them get away with it. Be an active advocate for Israel.  Julian Brazier might not have been convinced to stop bashing Israel, but after the letter writing campaign and the meeting with Shomron leadership, he knows that if he wishes to continue on the path of confronting Israel, his work will only grow more demanding; he will need to do more work and better research if he doesn't want to be exposed as a fool.


All of this might - just maybe - bring him and his like to reconsider how much time and effort they can invest in dealing with an issue that is far from their constituency's real needs and interests (INN,  May 01, 2012).

Hevron Jews Compare PA with Third Reich: The “Nuremberg Laws” under Hitler prohibited transferring property to Jews. Hevron Jews point out the PA is doing the same. The Palestinian Authority death sentence for the Arab who sold a Hevron building to Jews is similar to the Nuremberg Laws under Hitler, Hevron Jewish community spokesmen wrote in a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.


“Is the Palestinian Authority a reincarnation of the Third Reich?” asked spokesmen David Wilder and Noam Arnon in the letter, published as an op-ed this week in Arutz Sheva.
The letter was also sent to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro, and to Israel’s President and Prime Minister as well as the leaders of the International Red Cross and the European Council of the European Union (INN, 4/16/2012).

"So will You pursue them with Your tempest, and with Your whirlwind You will terrify them. Fill their faces with shame, and they will seek Your countenance, O Lord. Let them be ashamed and terrified forever; let them be disgraced and perish. Let them know that You-Your name alone is the Lord, Most High over all the earth" (Psalms 83:16-19). Israel's haughty enemies will be brought low, clothed with shame, confused and humiliated (Psalms 109:29, 132:18, Chs. 35, 70); "when He ariseth to shake mightily the (wicked of the) earth" (Isaiah 2:11-21).

Norwegian Scholar Connects Breivik's Attack to Mossad:  Norwegian sociologist Johan Galtung has said that he is not ruling out the possibility that the Mossad was involved in the massacre carried out by Anders Behring Breivik last July. The comments were made by Galtung last September at a lecture entitled “Ten Theses on July 22” at the University of Oslo (INN, 5/1/2012).

Wiesenthal Center Blasts Professor's Anti-Semitic Diatribes:  Wiesenthal Center denounced anti-Semitic rhetoric of Prof. Galtung, who blamed Jews for Holocaust, linked mass murderer to Mossad (INN, 5/1/2012). 

ADL Slams Norwegian PM Over May Day Anti-Zionism: The Anti-Defamation League has slammed Noway's prime minister over failing to condemn anti-Israel slogans at the country's May Day event. The Anti-Defamation League has slammed Noway's prime minister over failing to condemn anti-Israel slogans at the country's May Day event. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, head of the governing Labour Party, was silent in the face of official anti-Semitic and anti-Israel banners.


Marchers at the event's parade held banners proclaiming 11 official slogans, including “Israel = Apartheid” and “Boycott Israel!”
Stoltenberg did not comment about the slogans, though he was the featured speaker at the May Day celebration of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) in Bergen (INN, 5/3/2012).


U.K. Ousts Israeli Expert from Conflict Resolution Workshop: A workshop on conflict resolution was cancelled due to protests of trade union members, who objected to an Israeli expert leading the class. The British National Health Service cancelled a workshop on conflict resolution that was scheduled to be led by an Israeli lecturer, following protests of trade union members who objected to Israeli involvement.


Professor Moty Cristal, an Israeli expert on negotiating skills and crisis management, had been invited to lead a workshop in Manchester next week entitled, ‘The Role of Negotiation in Dealing With Conflict.’ On Firday, however, he received an email informing him that the workshop had been cancelled due to pressure exerted by the trade union Unison. The e-mail claimed that the session was cancelled "on the grounds that it is Unison's policy and also that of the Trades Union Congress to support the Palestinian people".

The Israeli Embassy in London said that, "the cancelation of a private expert simply due to his citizenship or ethnic identity is a racist policy in every way.”


The move follows a decision by the UK's fifth biggest food retailer, the Co-operative Group , to end trade with Israeli companies. The food retailer announced it would no longer be "engaging with any supplier of produce known to be sourcing from the Israeli settlements." That decision affects Palestinian Arabs who work for Israelis, as they may lose jobs as a result (INN, 5/1/2012).