"Now G-d purposely imbued man with free will, both a gift and a responsibility. A gift because it enables us to cling to G-d and to heed G-d's word of our own volition. A responsibility, because when we fail to heed G-d's word, and exile Him, as it were, from our presence, we must hold ourselves, and only ourselves, responsible. It would be foolhardy to conclude, then, that G-d, having granted man free-will, expects man's actions to be flawless. But the possession of free-will does demand that we be accountable.
When G-d's wrath was kindled against Israel concerning the golden calf, He turned to Moshe and threatened to destroy Israel and make of Moshe "a great nation." (Exodus 32:10) Moshe rejected this offer out of hand, and countered G-d's anger, reminding G-d of His covenant with Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya'akov, of His responsibility toward Israel.
Moshe then went on to forcefully castigate Israel and to stamp out the evil that had spread. He was angry and disappointed with his people, but when he turned back to G-d to ask His forgiveness for Israel, his words put an end to any doubt as to where he stood on the issue: "And now, if You forgive their sin, but if not, erase me now from Your book, which You have written" (Exodus 32:32)
Unlike Adam, who meekly pointed to his helpmate Eve, Moshe stood by his people and with his people. Their sin was his sin. By doing so, he became vested with the responsibility and the ability to make amends, to right the wrong.
We learn from Adam's response to G-d that it is a most basic human instinct to point the finger at others, and to hold others responsible for our own failings. It could be argued that this is what is at the root of all the world's ills today. An entire Islamicist doctrine of hatred does just this, blaming all its own failings on others, thereby threatening humanity itself.
The world doesn't have to be this way. Moshe teaches us that putting oneself in harm's way and accepting upon one's shoulders the entire weight of responsibility, not just for his own actions, but for those of his people, as well, marks the beginning of change. This is the man that G-d intended. Not a perfect man, but a responsible and repentant man" ( Yitzchak Reuven,
The Temple Institute
Isaiah 58:6,9 ”
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the fetters of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? ... If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking wickedness;..”
Yemen Blames Israel and US; Qaddafi Accuses US – and al-Qaeda:
Yemen’s U.S.-backed president is blaming Israel and the United States for the
in the Middle East while Muammar Qaddafi points fingers at the American government and al-Qaeda.
"There is an operations room in Tel Aviv, run by the White House, with the aim of destabilizing the Arab world," Yemeni President Ali Abdullah
declared Tuesday during a speech at Sana'a University. "The wave of political unrest sweeping across the Arab world is a conspiracy that serves Israel and the Zionists," he added.
Not to be outdone, Qaddafi blamed the Libyan
on the United States, and former prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, whom he said actually are members of al-Qaeda terrorist cells. As his dwindling number of army supporters maintain their hold on Tripoli and battle rebels for re-controlling eastern towns, the eccentric Libyan dictator said his opponents are motivated by al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden – and also are influenced by drinking Nescafe that is mixed with hallucinating drugs. In Iran, the government-controlled PRESS TV charged that Israel is providing Qaddafi with mercenaries to kill protesters (INN, 03/02/11 ).
Egyptians fleeing Libya report mercenaries terror – video:
African mercenaries are gunning down civilians in Libya, say Egyptians crossing the border. Their claims are supported by Libya's ambassador to India, who has now resigned (Guardian, 22 Feb. 2011).
Gadaffi has recruited 800 Tuareg-soldiers:
The 800 Tuareg warriors, mercenaries, are from Mali, Niger, Algeria and Burkina Faso (ABC yheter, March 3, 2011).
Rebels: Syrian Pilots Helping Qaddafi:
Eyewitnesses reported Sunday evening that rebels halted an attack by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muamar Qaddafi in the city of Misrata, 200 kilometers (130 miles) east of the capital Tripoli. Eighteen people, including a baby, were killed during the course of the fighting. The rebels claim they downed two Libyan warplanes and a helicopter. Al-Jazeera reports that the rebels captured two pilots and said they were Syrians. The rebels also say they captured 20 soldiers and a tank, as well as four British citzens (INN, March 6, 2011).
Qaddafi Massacres Rebels, but His Troops Are Defecting:
Heavy fighting reached Tripoli Sunday morning as
’s sons led a massacre of civilians, including women and children, and attacked ambulances carrying wounded rebels. Opposition forces have downed more Libyan air force planes and have captured tanks and heavy weapons as many soldiers defect (INN, 03/06/11).
Report: Hezbollah aiding Iran in stifling anti-government protests:
According to Asharq al-Awsat, some 1,500 Hezbollah men are participating in clashes, fighting opposition protesters on streets of Tehran. Hundreds of Hezbollah fighters have been taking part in the clashes between Iranian security forces and opposition protesters, Israel Radio quoted the London-based pan Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat as reporting on Monday. According to the report, leaders of Iran's opposition said that some 1,500 Hezbollah men came from Lebanon to Iran in the past several days in order to help the Iranian regime scatter the anti-government protests that recently broke out in the country (Haaretz, 21.02.11 ).
Mideast in Turmoil: Two Key US Allies in Danger:
Uprisings in the Arab world escalated at a fever pitch Sunday and threatened two key US allies, Bahrain and Yemen, where a top Yemini general and two other commanders joined the anti-government rebellion against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Saleh, who has held power in the terror-ridden country for 32 years, is a key ally with the United States whose fall from power could have immense ramifications in the American war against al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists.
In Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, Sunni Muslim King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa said his forces have foiled a foreign plot against his rule. Saudi Arabia, which like Bahrain is ruled by the Sunni Muslim despite a majority of Shi’ite Muslims, has sent 1,000 troops to help the government suppress the uprising on fears that the fall of Bahraini kingdom could spell trouble for the Saudi King, Abdullah (INN, 03/21/11).
Mideast in Turmoil: ‘Qaddafi a Legitimate Target,’ Says Britain :
Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi is a “legitimate target” so long as civilians are not hurt, British Defense Secetary Liam Fox says after Western allies bombed his compound in Tripoli. Pentagon spokesman William Gortney maintained, "We are not going after Qaddafi."
The Arab League has protested the strikes against Qaddafi, charging that the bombing raids were an exploitation of the United Nations decision. British Defense Sectary Fox replied that he wanted Arab participation in the to makes it clear “on the Arab street that this is not about attacking the Arab world, [but] this is to defend the Libyan people against a vicious and brutal dictatorship.”
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that the Obama administration expects the rebels to join or even take control of the anti-Qaddafi mission. Continuing the government policy of playing down its part in the offensive against Qaddafi, Gates said that the United States will not be an official member of the future coalition but will play a “preeminent role" (INN, 03/21/11).
Criticism of Obama Over US Involvement in Libya Intervention:
US President Barak Obama is facing sharp bipartisan criticism over the manner in which he committed his nation's forces to the international community's intervention on behalf of Libya's rebels, with members of his own party joining his detractors in the GOP.
Republican and Democratic Congressional lawmakers alike criticized the Obama administration for not adequately consulting with them, an issue that House Speaker John Boehner addressed over the weekend, “They consulted the Arab League. They consulted the United Nations. They did not consult the United States Congress.” “They’re creating wreckage," Boehner continued. "And they can’t obviate that by saying there are no boots on the ground. … There aren’t boots on the ground; there are Tomahawks in the air.”
Children killed in NATO attack in Tripoli: A little child is said to be among the 7 killed when NATO hit a residential area (ABC Nyheter, Sun 19, 2011). NATO: Gaddafi Using Human Shields: NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu Saturday accused Muammar Gaddafi of using human shields, saying the Libyan leader is "brutally attacking" his people and using mosques and children's parks as shields for his military operations. In addition, rebels have previously accused Gaddafi of storing weapons in places like the ancient Roman ruins at Leptis Magna (AP-CBS News, June 18, 2011).
Information: NATO is using white phosphorus as offensive weapons in Afghanistan
(ABC Nyheter, Apr. 19, 2011).
New attack against civilians in Afghanistan:
Eight children were among the killed when a car hit a landmine in the battlefield of the Taliban (ABC Nyheter, Sat 11, 2011).
Syria: Seven Police Killed, Buildings Torched in Protests:
On Friday police opened fire on armed protesters killing four and injuring as many as 100 others. According to one witness, who spoke to the press on condition of anonymity, "They used live ammunition immediately -- no tear gas or anything else."
At the funerals of two of those killed opposition leaders handed authorities a list of demands, which included the release of political prisoners. In an uncharacteristic gesture intended to ease tensions the government offered to release the detained students, but seven politice officers were killed, and the Baath Party Headquarters and courthouse were torched, in renewed violence on Sunday. Thousands have taken to the streets chanting "God, Syria, and Freedom only!" (INN, 03/21/11).
Syrian Unrest Stirs New Fear of Deeper Sectarian Divide:
The Syrian government's retaking of Jisr al-Shoughour is sharpening sectarian tensions between the Sunni Muslim majority and the minority Alawite sect to which the family of President Bashar al-Assad belongs. Sunni residents of the town accused Alawite neighbors of taking part in the crackdown, some coming from a town less than a mile away. "The sectarian aspect, the divisions and the animosity are getting worse," said an Obama administration official in Washington. "We see the elements of an armed opposition across Syria," the American official said. "In the northwest, we see it as having taken over. There are a lot of them." "We don't really know who these armed groups are," the official added, but noted that they are "religiously based, absolutely." After recent events, Turkish and American officials say they believe that some of the business elite have begun to turn against the state. (New York Times, June 13, 2011).
Six Killed at Anti-Syria Rally in Lebanon
: Six people were killed and several injured on Friday in clashes between Sunnis and Alawites after protests against Syria's regime in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli (AFP-Telegraph-UK).
Syrian Opposition: Hizbullah, Iran Aiding Assad
: The Syrian opposition on Tuesday accused Iran and Hizbullah of assisting President Bashar Assad in the brutal repressing of pro-democracy protesters, in a series of videos uploaded to YouTube. In one of the videos, a Hizbullah operative caught in Syria says that he was one of many "brought to Syria by Hizbullah in a 45-bus convoy....They pay, they pay $1,000, even $5,000." Other videos depict Iranian nationals who tell a similar story. Some also said that Iran's Basij paramilitary force now had a presence in Syria, for the purpose of quelling riots. (Ynet News, 06.14.11).
Syria: They Came at Dawn, and Killed in Cold Blood
The raid by the secret police - the Mukhabarat - and the Shabbiha militia had come at dawn. The killings had been cold-blooded and quick, three men shot dead as, barely awake, they tried desperately to get away. "They were working from a list. But they made mistakes. One of them was the wrong person. They did not even have the right name of the man they killed," said Qais al-Baidi, a Syrian resident of Idlib province. "But none of them deserved this. They were not terrorists. They had just taken part in some demonstrations" (Independent-UK). Syrian Refugees Describe Horrors of Assad Crackdown: Hasnain Kazim L. and his wife had kept telling themselves that their home village of Zaini was safe and the violence would not reach them. "But then they arrived in their military jeeps. They jumped out and killed the neighbors. The entire family," says L. (Der Spiegel-Germany).
Why Is Obama So Tough on Israel and Timid on Syria?
One of the hallmarks of the Arab Spring has been the emergence of a new and more modest American foreign policy. The Obama administration has insisted on not taking the lead in promoting democratic change. Yet on a Middle Eastern front that has remained mostly quiet in 2011 - the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - the position of the U.S. is: a) it possesses a detailed solution; b) action must be taken immediately; and c) it doesn't matter whether the people concerned - Israelis and Palestinians - are agreeable or ready.
Obama has spoken in public on Syria just twice since its massacres began three months ago. But he chose to spell out U.S. terms for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations without the agreement of Israel's prime minister, on the eve of meeting him at the White House and with only a few hours' notice - arguably the most high-handed presidential act in U.S.-Israeli relations since the Eisenhower administration. What's extraordinary about Obama's initiative is not its details, which don't differ meaningfully from the ideas of several of Netanyahu's predecessors as prime minister. It is, rather, its superpower chutzpah - the brazen disregard for the views and political posture of this Israeli government, and the fecklessness and disarray of the current Palestinian leadership. Never mind, goes the implicit Euro-American line: We will make this happen. (Washington Post, June 20, 2011).
Islamic Awakening Will Be Victorious:
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khameini says that the new movement that has begun in the Middle East and North Africa "will definitely be victorious" (Press TV, Mar., 21, 2011). Iranians Rally Outside Bahrain Embassy on the eve of the Persian New year to protest the violent suppression of protesters in the Persian Gulf State. Demonstraters blasted the Al Khalifa family of Bahrain and the Al Saud royal family of Saudi Arabia for the crimes they have committed against the Bahraini people this week (Press TV, Mar. 21, 2011).
VIDEO: President Obama’s Nowrus Message:
President Obama sends an important message to those celebrating the holiday of Nowruz. At a time of great regional change and renewal, the President this year speaks directly to the Iranian people, in particular the Iranian youth. “...you – the young people of Iran – carry within you both the ancient greatness of Persian civilization, and the power to forge a country that is responsive to your aspirations. Your talent, your hopes, and your choices will shape the future of Iran, and help light the world. And though times may seem dark, I want you to know that I am with you,” he says (White House, March 20, 2011).
However, Zechariah 14:13 and Ezekiel 38:21-23 teaches us that the downfall of the nations will come about when tumult breaks out among the forces of
Gog and Magog
, who will fight "each against his brother." Then God will judge them with "plague, blood and driving rain and stones of algavish (hail-TRUTH), fire and sulfur." The name of God will then be magnified and sanctified in the eyes of many nations and they will know that HaShem rules (Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum). Zechariah 14:13 "And it will come to pass on that day...that there will be great consternation, sent by the Lord upon them; each one shall seize the hand of the other, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of the other." See also
Sunni-Shiite Tensions Impact Relations Across Mideast Region:
Growing tensions between the oil-rich Sunni-ruled Arab countries and Shi'ite Iran, which is Persian and not Arab, continue to affect relationships throughout the Middle East,.. (INN, 03/23/11).
”LORD, Thy hand was lifted up, yet they see not; they shall see with shame Thy zeal for the people; yea, fire shall devour Thine adversaries LORD, Thou wilt establish peace for us; for Thou hast indeed wrought all our works for us, O LORD our God, other lords beside Thee have had dominion over us; but by Thee only do we make mention of Thy name.”
The blatant injustice that is rampant in today's world is an apparent contradiction to the rule of the God of Justice, and thus Israel prays to God to keep the Tzaddikim on the path of righteousness (Isaiah 26:7), hoping throughout their bitter persecution during their exile to see God's righteousness vindicated when He will overthrow the wicked at the end of days (Isaiah 26:8-10).
Saudi Bid to Curb Iran Worries U.S.
Saudi Arabia is rallying Muslim nations across the Middle East and Asia to join an informal Arab alliance against Iran, in a move some U.S. officials worry could draw other troubled nations into the sectarian tensions gripping the Arab world. Saudi officials have approached Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Central Asian states to lend diplomatic support - and potentially military assistance in some cases - to help stifle a majority Shiite revolt in Sunni-led Bahrain, a conflict that has become a symbol of Arab defiance against Iran. (May 27, 2011, Wall Street Journal).
The Arab Spring from a Counter-Terrorism Perspective
World War III is occurring right now. It is not only a war of ideas, it is a religious war - not between Islam and the rest of the world, but first and foremost a war within the religion of Islam. It is a war of the culture of Islamic radicalism against the rest of the world, which includes the majority of Muslims worldwide.
Dr. Condoleezza Rice has said that her next book is going to refer to a pillar of American foreign policy: the introduction of democracy in the Muslim world. My upcoming book will address exactly the opposite. It will be about how terrorists and fundamentalists are misusing the democratic apparatus of the state in order to promote their goals. When fundamentalists win in democratic elections, it is one man, one vote, one time (Boaz Ganor, 27 May, 2011, JCPA).
Saudi Arabia, Iran and America in the Wake of the Arab Spring
For the rulers of Saudi Arabia, the Arab Spring's primary result has been a shaking of the strategic foundation and alignments that have shaped Saudi regional policy since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The Saudis had previously believed that they were the leaders, with U.S. backing, of a united Sunni coalition against Shiite Iran. Now its partners have fallen by the wayside - Egypt appears to be dropping out, Bahrain is threatened, and the U.S. is wobbly (Joshua Teitelbaum , BESA Center for Strategic Studies-Bar-Ilan University).
Haggai 2:21-22. "...
I am shaking up the heaven and the earth.
And I will overthrow the throne of the kingdoms, and I will destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations. And I will overthrow the chariots and their riders; and the horses and their riders shall come down, each one by the sword of his brother."
King Abdullah Escapes Injury in Attack on Convoy:
Angry Palestinian Jordanians stoned the convoy of
Monday afternoon and exchanged gunshots with his guards, according to an activist who quoted reliable sources, including Jordanian journalists (INN, 06/13/11).
II Chronicles 15:1-9 "And the spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded; and he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him: 'Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the LORD is with you, while ye are with Him; and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you.
Now for long seasons Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law; but when in their distress (Daniel 12:1, Jeremiah 30:7-11, Deut. 4:27-31, Ch. 30) they turned unto the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found of them.
And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great discomfitures were upon all the inhabitants of the lands. And they were broken in pieces, nation against nation, and city against city; for God did discomfit them with all manner of adversity.
But be ye strong, AND LET NOT YOUR HANDS BE SLACK; for your work shall be rewarded.' And when Asa heard these words, even the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the detestable things out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from the hill-country of Ephraim; and he renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD. And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and them that sojourned with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon; for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God was with him." In Psalm 90:16-17 Moshe beseeches God to help man use his finite time to use his hands, properly and productively.
We will continue our path - Ahmadinejad:
Iran says no offer can stop it enriching uranium. No offer from world powers can persuade Iran to stop enriching uranium, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday, dismissing the key demand of countries that fear Tehran is developing nuclear weapons.
A day after the U.N. atomic watchdog said it had new evidence of possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear work, Ahmadinejad accused it of doing Washington's bidding and said Tehran's atomic advances had 'no brake and no reverse gear.' The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, said on Monday the IAEA had received 'further information ... that seems to point to the existence of possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear programme' (News.Az, Wed 08 June 2011).
When God's judgments finally strike the earth, it teaches all its inhabitants to know and fear Him, whereas if favor is shown (appeasement, International economic support, promise of a state) to the wicked (personified in the figure of Esau and Ishmael, representing evil, death and destruction), he will never learn righteousness
, see Rashi).
By Giving the Palestinians More than They Asked For, Obama Makes It Difficult for Them to Compromise
- Alan M. Dershowitz, Jerusalem Post, 05/25/2011
): President Obama's formulation requiring Israel to give up the "territorial" card before the Palestinians even have to negotiate about the "right of return" card is a non-starter for Israel and it is more than the Palestinians have privately asked for. Once again, as happened with the settlement freeze issue, President Obama, by giving the Palestinians more than they asked for, has made it difficult, if not impossible, for the Palestinians to compromise.
Researcher: Iran can produce nuke within 2 months: Airstrikes can no longer stop nuclear program, US can do nothing short of military occupation, says
(YnetNews, 06.06.11). 'The day after Iran's first nuclear test is a normal day': A bizarre article on a Revolutionary Guard website breaks a taboo by anticipating the impact of an Iranian bomb... Today is a normal day like any other. Like 90% of the year, there is news about Iran, and these are the headlines which can be seen on foreign news sites: Reuters: Iran detonated its nuclear bomb. CNN: Iran detonated nuclear bomb. Al-Arabia: The Shia nuclear bomb was tested. Yahoo! News: Nuclear explosion in Iran.Jerusalem Post: Mullahs obtained nuclear weapon. Washington Post: Nuclear explosion in Iran, Shock and despair in Tel Aviv. Meanwhile, the domestic media will offer many congratulations to the Hidden Imam and the Supreme Leader:.. (Guardian, 8 June 2011).
Clinton: Iran Helps Syrian Brutality; Tehran Warns US:
U.S. Secretary of State
on Tuesday accused
of physically aiding Syrian forces using
to put down the country's protest movement. Hours earlier, Iran warned the United States, “Americans are not allowed to launch a military intervention in any country of the region, including Syria.”
Al-Arabiya TV showed a video of two men admitting to Syrian activists that they were Iranian Shi’ite Muslims who worked for “military security.”
The London Guardian’s Martin Chulov reported, “If Iran is involved on the ground it does mark a significant step upwards. It would say that there is some significant pressure being felt in Damascus and indeed by Iran if they are prepared to send people to front lines like this to assist the Syrians in a crackdown.
As Syrian helicopters and tanks continue their assault on another northern village, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast told government-controlled media, “Americans are not allowed to launch a military intervention in any country of the region, including Syria. We strongly condemn any interference by the other countries in the affairs of the regional states.”
The official Syrian news agency SANA published the Iranian Foreign Minister’s remarks and told Syrians that he “indicated that some countries support the terrorist groups in Syria and supply them with weapons to do acts of sabotage.” SANA has reported on a daily basis that the protest movement actually is made up of “armed gangs” and “terrorists” (INN, 06/14/11).
Israeli intelligence officials have revealed that Iran is encouraging Syria to continue to provoke confrontations along the border with Israel... (Mike Evans).
CIA Building 'Secret' Gulf Air Base:
The United States is building a "secret" CIA air base in the Gulf region as it prepares for a worst-case scenario Yemen, the Associated Press reports. As the political situation in war-torn Yemen deteriorates, Al Qaeda terrorists are taking advantage of the situation to carve out parts of the traditionally divisive nation for themselves. Meanwhile, US strategists are said to be preparing for the possiblity that anti-US factions would win the current power struggle and shut US forces out... (INN, 06/15/11).
Larijani: Iran’s missile systems are for the defense of Muslim nations: Iran will use its domestically manufactured missile systems to defend itself and other Muslim nations if they are threatened, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has said.
“We do not hide our defensive advancement and (we) have designed advanced missile systems… Israel and the U.S. should know that if they want to act violently toward Muslims, we will stand in their way,” Larijani told students at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta on Thursday.
According to the school of the late Imam Khomeini, the Founder of the Islamic Republic, Muslims should possess enough defensive strength to use against other countries in case they attack, he noted (Teheran Times, June 11, 2011).
Does Iran Now Have Nuclear Capable Warheads?
According to reports from Iran, two missile warheads with nuclear capability have been delivered to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Based on reports received by the Green Experts of Iran, the range of the missiles, produced by the Ministry of Defense Industries, has also been boosted and can now travel a distance of 2,000 miles (or 3,200 kilometers with the capability of reaching capitals in Western Europe, Moscow).
On February 17th of this year when Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, the Chief Commander of the Guards, promised the Guards forces that “in the near future we will witness the ‘miraculous project,’ which will shock the world,” he was indeed referring to the fact that the Revolutionary Guards will be armed with nuclear weapons (By ’Reza Kahlili’, former CIA agent, FOX News, May 31, 2011).
Iran is Building a Secret Missile Installation in Venezuela:
In November of last year, the German daily Die Welt reported that a secret agreement between the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, and his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had been signed.
The leaders of Iran and Venezuela hailed what they called their strong strategic relationship, saying they are united in efforts to establish a “New World Order” that will eliminate Western dominance over global affairs.
The Obama administration needs to take immediate action to stop the jihadists in Tehran from acquiring the nuclear bomb. Failing to do that means we will face a new brand of terrorism on a scale that will dwarf 9/11 by comparison! (By Reza Kahlili, May 17, 2011, Fox News).
The Guards have stockpiled more than 1,000 ballistic missiles while constantly introducing more advanced models: the recently announced Qiyam 1 missile is difficult for air defense systems to detect.
The Guards have also stockpiled hundreds of anti-ship missiles capable of disrupting the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.
Most alarming is the Guards’ intent to arm their missiles with nuclear payloads, which they expect to accomplish within the next nine months.
This is occurring while the Iranians have expanded their naval presence by sending several submarines into the Red Sea to accompany its Navy’s 14th fleet there. They have also widened its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
(By 'Reza Kahlili' (
), a pseudonym for an ex-CIA spy. He is the author of 'A Time to Betray' a book about his double life as a CIA agent in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards).
Nation’s Three Top Politicians are Abroad:
Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman flew to Italy Sunday and will return to Israel Monday night. Defense Minister Ehud Barak
flew to China
(Barak stressed before Chen the overriding need to deny Iran the ability to equip itself with nuclear military ability, which will destabilize the Middle East, besides creating a severe threat toward Israel). (INN, 06/12/11).
Israel is placing their fate into the hands of those who wants to destroy them.
The rebuke of the prophet Isaiah in Chapter 30 is against the "rebellious children" who take counsel and prepare plans to face the enemy without consulting true Torah sages and prophets (v 1) is directly primarily against those who "travel to go down to Egypt" (v 2).
The contemporary parallel to the ancient "pro-Egyptian" party in Jerusalem is obviously the sizeable number of Jews today who believe that Israel is totally dependent upon the favor of America and other temporal powers for its survival, when the truth is that Israel's only true supporter is HaShem, and the only way to elicit His favor and compassion is through repentance, prayer and the fulfillment of His Torah.
"And the strength of Pharaoh shall be for shame and the trust in the shadow of Egypt for confusion" (v 3). The shuttle of treasure-bearing asses and camels carrying bribes down to Egypt (v 6) is reminiscent of the endless shuttle of briefcase-bearing Israeli officials trying to curry favor in Washington and other capitals. "For Egypt shall help in vain and to no purpose" (v 7) (Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum).
More Israeli-Vatican Talks, Following Vatican Call for PA State:
Vatican: Pro-PLO State - Despite International Resolutions
: Earlier this month, Pope Benedict XVI
reiterated his support
for a Palestinian Authority state in Judea and Samaria, the Biblical homeland of the Jewish People. The Vatican announced that a Palestinian state must “soon” live side by side in peace and security with Israel, and that the Palestinians enjoy “legitimate” rights to a homeland.
Public concern was raised at this time last year that Israel would agree to a Church exemption from taxes on its many properties in Jerusalem and around Israel, a pledge never to confiscate them, and possibly even to give the Church control of additional areas in the Old City.
Last year at this time, Benny Kalmanson, a Professor of History at Herzog College and the Dean of Yeshivat Otniel in the South Mt. Hevron region, explained the gravity of the situation: “Christian churches hold tremendous amounts of lands and assets in Israel, in key areas – such as in Jerusalem, around the Kinneret Sea, and elsewhere – and a promise never to confiscate them will create a great bottleneck in the development of these areas” (INN, 06/13/11).
Isaiah 33:1 "Woe to you who spoil and you are not spoiled, and who deal treacherously, and they did not deal treacherously with you. When you finish your spoiling, you shall be spoiled, when you finish dealing treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with you."
This is a prophecy about the days of Mashiach, when Edom, the fourth, divided kingdom/beast in Daniel's visions (Daniel 2:31-35,40-44, Ch. 7), will be called "the spoiler."
The Roman empire came to be dominated by Edom and Ishmael, represented by Christianity and Islam, comprise the latter day 'fourth kingdom' (Abarnel).
"Here the prophet foretells that as soon as the mission of the "spoiler" -to bring Israel to repent out of helpless fear - will have been accomplished, he will immediately be overthrown." "...for when Rome is destroyed Israel will be redeemed." "The intention of Gog and his allies is to despoil Israel of their wealth" (Ezek. 34, 38:12-13, 36:2,5) (R' Avraham Greenbaum).
II Chronicles Chs. 14-16: Had Asa (king of Judah) stood up properly to the test when Ba'sha (the king of Israel) attacked Judah, trusting only in God for deliverance, our rabbis say that He would have given him victory not only over the Ten Tribes but over the Arameans as well, and Asa would have been able to restore the kingdom of the House of David over all the Twelve Tribes of Israel, thereby bringing complete redemption. But instead of relying on prayer and faith alone, Asa relied on the stratagems of this world in bribing the king of Aram to attack Ba'sha instead of relying only on God (16:1-4). Apparently, the king of Aram, Ben-hadad had peace treaties with both Israelite kingdoms.Had Asa put all his trust in God as he had done when Zerach the Kushi attacked with his million-strong army (II Chron. 14:9ff), the king of Aram would have been delivered into his hands as well as the king of Israel (R' A. Greenbaum).
Do not bribe the nations by giving them land concessions, as Iran poses an immediate, existential threat to the US, Europe and the ME. Let them deal with it themselves. White House links Iran nukes to Palestinian state: Israel now faces a moment of truth - it can either acquiesce to international demands and in return have its most serious threats dealt with, or maintain the status quo and have those threats persist (Israel Today, May 04, 2009). Obama about to betray Israel, says former US intel official (Israel Today, Mar 19, 2009). Report: Obama leverages Iran to extract Israeli concessions (Aug 2, 2009, Israel Today). King Abdullah II of Jordan: "Solving the Palestinian problem is the key to reduce the Iranian nuclear threat. " "If there are those that are saying that Iran is playing mischief, then I say it is being allowed to play mischief... (King Abdullah: Jordan Was Better Off without Peace with Israel, INN, 04/06/10).
A Norwegian Christian Zionist organization, Exodus Nord (leader is Grethe Tangen Olsen), which is building houses for Jews in Ashalim in the Negev, among others - is arranging a solidarity trip to Israel Aug. 28 - Sept. 4, 2011. And it says: "This will probably be the last opportunity to visit many of the settlements in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley according to sources in the IDF. Former Brigadier General Moti Paz, will lead us to different settlements were we will encourage the population. Bring flags. " "From September 4 it will be difficult to come into these areas, Israel's former Brigadier General Moti Paz says, as it's been announced a Palestinian state (number 2) in the old homeland of the Jews. If not the borders are decided by then, Israel envisage turbulence among radical Muslims in the area, together with arrangements from Israel's side."
II Chr. 16:7-9 "And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa, king of Judah, and he said to him,
"When you relied on the king of Aram, and you did not rely on the Lord your God; therefore, the army of the king of Aram escaped from your hand."
The Arameans were apparently destined to fall into the hands of and be defeated by Asa at some time, but this would not occur now, because of his sin (Metzudos).
"Were not the Cushites and the Lubim a huge host with very many chariots and horsemen? But when you relied on the Lord, He delivered them into your hand.
For the Lord-His eyes run to and fro throughout the entire earth to grant strength with those whose heart is whole toward Him. You have dealt foolishly in this matter, for from now on you shall have wars."
And the Arameans continued as hostile enemies of Judah and Israel until the time of King Ahaz, when they all fell into the hands of Pilessar king of Assyria. For even if you give away Judea, Samaria, the Jordan Velley, E. J'lem, and eliminate the Iranian threat – you will still have demands from the nations, wars and Arab terrorism in your midst.
”And Asa was incensed against the seer, and he put him into the prison-house, for he was wroth with him about this, and Asa crushed some of the people at that time”
(II Chr. 16:10).
"Having failed in his test, in relying on the king of Aram instead of the Lord his God, Asa, the king of Judah, was in no mood to hear the reproof of the prophet, Hanani the Seer, whom he angrily imprisoned, after which he subjected part of his own population to tyrannical oppression, presumably in order to stamp out protests" (Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum).
Police Force in 'Revenge' Raid on Yitzhar:
Early this morning, hours after a Shomron news agency publicized an
internal anti-settler IDF directive
, a large police force raided its offices, confiscated computers, and made two arrests. An unusually large force of 100 policemen arrived in Yitzhar, north of Tapuach in Samaria, and swooped down on the offices of HaKol HaYehudi (the Jewish Voice). Officials in Yitzhar say the raid is most certainly linked directly to the agency's publication of an IDF Division Head's memo against soldiers who live in Judea and Samaria (Yesha) (INN, 06/13/11).
Leftist Professor: ‘Break the Necks’ of Right-wing ’Scoundrels’
Chemistry Professor Eyal Nir wrote on his Facebook page, "I call on the world to come and help break these scoundrels' necks," and he described right-wing, Israeli flag-bearing marchers on Jerusalem Day as "gangs of bandits swarming in our country” (INN, 06/12/11).
In 1922, the League of Nations confirmed the British Mandate of Palestine. The new Arab Palestinian state will in reality be an Arab Palestinian state number 2, as the greater part (77%) of the Palestinian Mandate (the Jewish homeland) became the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan in 1946. Transjordan went over the Jordan River in 1948 and occupied the Jordan Valley, Judea and Samaria, an act which was condemned by nearly all nations of the UN. Transjordan became Jordan. Jordan attacked Israel also in 1967 and lost the occupied territories to Israel. Jordan is already a part of 'the state of Palestine,' which the Arabs want to restore-without the State of Israel in its midst. Now, Israel is left with less than 20% of the Mandate Land. A popular vote in Israel will show if Israel is willing to give away these areas. See: Poll: 77% of Israelis oppose going back to pre-'67 lines (JPost, 06/06/2011).
Foreign Ministry Launches Salvo in PR War Against PA State:
The Foreign Ministry is preparing the ground for a diplomatic fight over the possible
of a Palestinian Authority state in September (INN, 06/15/11).
Netanyahu: Israel Aims to Offset PA's UN Bid
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek in Jerusalem Tuesday he aims to push a diplomatic initiative that would see 30 UN-member nations oppose the unilateral Palestinian bid for statehood in September. "It will not create an opposing majority, but it will balance out the bid's potential support," he said. "Six Israeli prime ministers were willing to accept the two-state solution, but could not reach a peace agreement because the Palestinians would not say six simple words - 'I will accept the Jewish state," he added. (Ynet News, 06.15.11).
EU: Palestinian State Vote Could Be "Dangerous"
A unilateral Palestinian move toward statehood could be "dangerous," President of the EU Parliament Jerzy Buzek said Tuesday during a visit to the West Bank. Buzek said he "understood" the Palestinian position but added it could complicate peace efforts. Achieving peace through negotiations would be "excellent," he said, "but unilateral declaration could be sometimes even dangerous." (AP-Atlanta Journal Constitution, June 14, 2011).
Eastern Europe New Battleground in Mideast Rift
As the Palestinians plan to bring a resolution on Palestinian statehood to the UN in September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans visits soon to Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, while envoys are also working hard in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to make their case for opposing the Palestinian initiative.
Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has recently been to Hungary and Bulgaria, while one of his top advisers, Nabil Shaath, has visits planned to Armenia, Georgia and Moldova
Some countries like Hungary and Slovakia remain undecided, a reflection of complex historical ties they have to the Israelis and Palestinians. So the race is on for their support. None of the eastern European countries have yet said how they will vote. Yet it's clear that some look askance at the Palestinian initiative, fearing it could derail the peace process.
(Yahoo News, AP, Tue Jun 14, 2011).
Germany Warns Against Unilateral Mideast Moves
: France and other European countries have indicated they would recognise a Palestinian state, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will not until a broader peace deal with Israel is agreed. (AFP).
Shomron Liaison Office: Obama's 'Homeland' Preposterous:
Yaakov David Ha'ivri, Director of the Shomron Liaison Office, responded Thursday to US president Barack Obama's mideast policy speech, saying Obama's definition of a Jewish homeland is "preposterous."
"We welcome President Obama's strong statements on the requirement of the Jewish State's security," Ha'ivri said in a statement. "But categorically reject his call for dialogue with the internationally recognized terror organization Hamas."
"Unfortunately, President Obama and the majority of the citizens of Israel are speaking different languages. The president agreed that the Jews should have a state in their historical homeland, but his definition of homeland is preposterous. The historical land of the Jewish people are the very areas which he supports giving to the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood; the ideological grandfather of Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda," Ha'Ivri said of Obama's call to a "full and phased withwrawal" by Israel to "1967 lines."
"These two statements by the president do not jibe. It is impossible for Israel to live securely in its homeland if it is required to give away its homeland to the affiliate organization whose leader the US president just signed the assassination order for (INN, 05/20/11).
funds most of the budget of the Shomron Liason Office:
The purpose of the Shomron Liason Office is to educate and inform the pubic about current news and historical facts. Advocate for pro-Samaria political policies and social programs and connect people to the land and residents of the Shomron through volunteerism, tours, community partnerships and other programs.
Shuva Israel/Shomron Liason Office have brought countless tourists, diplomats and politicians out to Samaria in an effort to create positive public opinion among people who have never stepped foot in Biblical Samaria before.
Last month Shuva Israel funded the purchase of many pairs of special combat boots for an elite army unit. The Israeli army does not have the budget to supply these specialized boots for these units and numerous soldiers are unable to afford to purchase them on their own. We are very proud to have enabled a special unit of soldiers to be supplied with the highest quality combat boots.
When funds allow, we transfer financial assistance to the school in Itamar as well as schools in several other community settlements. Many of these schools are in disrepair and need funds to maintain a standard conducive to a decent learning environment.
Shuva Israel and the Shomron Liason Office are investing major efforts to raise a large amount of funding to build an alternative energy field at Havat Gilad and an elementary school in Itamar.
As far as ongoing funding, hundreds of monthly food packages, various emergency services as well as a wide range of support for many new immigrants making Aliyah (coming home to Israel) in the Northern Samaria community of Chinanit are all funded through the generosity of Christian supporters of Shuva Israel.
Israel's UN Ambassador: Declaration of PA State Will Lead to War: Ron Prosor began his tenure as Ambassador of Israel to the United Nations last Thursday, knowing clearly that September will bring an inevitable heavy defeat. The UN General Assembly is expected to grant recognition to Palestine as an independent state in three months time, a nightmare scenario from Israel's point of view, and nothing can alter this, except for agreement from the Palestinians to shelve or delay the initiative. The chances of this happening are getting smaller every day in the absence of flexibility in Jerusalem and Ramallah.
In an interview with "Globes," Prosor spoke about the anticipated UN vote in September on recognizing a Palestinian state.
What actually is the problem with the UN recognizing a Palestinian state? Prime Minister Netanyahu already stated that he supports the creation of one.
Prosor: "The problem is that we're talking about a unilateral action not based on negotiations with Israel...” (
Virtual Jerusalem, 21.06.11).
Will the UN recognize a Palestinian state
without the consent of the
PM Says Abbas Must Recognize Israel's Jewishness Before Peace:
Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu on Thursday
said an end to the Israeli-Arab conflict would come when Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas recognizes Israel as a Jewish State (INN, 06/24/11).
The Three NOs: After the wars of 1948,
1967 and 1973, Israel requested peace talks with her Arab neighbors. Each time they were given the same response...what is referred to as the “three no’s”….no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel and no peace with Israel (Khartoum Res. 1967).
Israel agreed to make peace with Egypt by giving away the entire Sinai Peninsula... Israel withdrew from Lebanon only to have Iran’s proxy, Hizballah, build an arsenal of 10’s of 1000’s of missiles... Israel uprooted 10,000 Jewish pioneers from the Gaza Strip, which is now ruled by Hamas-committed to the destruction of the State of Israel.
While Israel yearn for peace with her enemies, Israel's enemies yearn
for her destruction: "...as long as the root of this deadly, cancerous tumor, Zionism, is not burned and wholly destroyed, peace and tranquillity will never prevail in the region" (Imam Khomeini).
PA's 4 Preconditions for Talks with Israel Include Support at UN:
The Palestinian Authority has presented the Quartet of peacekeeping nations (the United States, Russia, United Nations and European Union) with four pre-condition for resuming talks with Israel... (INN, 06/26/11).
Psalm 2:1-2 "Why have nations gathered and [why do] kingdoms think vain things? Kings of a land stand up, and nobles take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed (nation)?"
If the nations knew what's in store for them they would never have done this.
AUDIO: Lazer Says: Don't Be Afraid:
A7 Radio's "
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King David promises that anyone who trusts in Hashem will be surrounded by Divine loving kindness. He who fears Hashem doesn't need to be afraid of anyone or anything.
Trust in Hashem.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem” (Zechariah 12:9). "We must hold ourselves, and only ourselves, responsible" (Yitzchak Reuven). Throughout history, God has repeatedly destroyed civilizations, nations and empires that have tried to destroy the Jewish people (Genesis 12:3).
We must remember that it was we who came against Jerusalem and it was
we who allowed Iran to develop nuclear weapons
for our destruction.
THE CHOICE BETWEEN THE BLESSING OR THE CURSE: “When you are distressed, and all these things happen upon you in the end of days (the choice between the blessing or the curse, Deut. Ch. 30), then you will return to the Lord your God and obey Him. For the Lord your God is a merciful God; He will not let you loose or destroy you; neither will He forget the covenant of your fathers, which He swore to them” (Deut. 4:27-31, Jeremiah 30:7-11, Daniel 12:1). See also Leviticus Ch. 26, Deuteronomy 11:26-28, Ch. 28.
The choice between the blessing or the curse is nothing less than the choice of whether to accept the Torah or not. While non-Jews are only obligated to obey the seven commandments given to Noah, Jews are responsible for fulfilling the 613 mitzvot in the Torah. NoahideNations.com, is a popular website and networking portal connecting Torah-believing non-Jews.
When God strikes Jerusalem’s attackers, he will do the same to their animals (Zechariah 14:12,14). The plague of physical disintegration that will be visited on the forces of Gog and Magog is also alluded to in Isaiah 66:19 and Ezekiel 39. It certainly seems like the nations are heading for a nuclear disaster (Isaiah 24:1-6, Chs. 4, 33-34, Zech. 12:9, 14:16).
In Genesis 18:16-21 Avraham learns about Sodom’s destruction. The angels in the “guise” of men had left Abraham and were on their way to destroy Sodom and to rescue Lot, but God delayed the destruction until Avraham had an opportunity to intercede in its behalf. Torah For Our Time
When God resolved to take revenge upon Babylon for all the sufferings it had inflicted on Israel, and because they dared to set their hand against Jerusalem and the Temple, He chose Darius of Media and Cyrus of Persia, as His angels of destruction (Isaiah 13:3-7).
U.S. pressuring Netanyahu to accept Obama's peace plan: Israeli source says Americans frustrated with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for hampering U.S. efforts to stop Palestinians trying UN route to statehood in September. Specifically, Obama's plan calls for negotiating over borders and security first, while deferring issues such as Jerusalem and the refugees until later. It also calls for the borders to be based on the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed land swaps (Haaretz, 13.06.11).
EU pushing peace plan based on Obama's '1967 borders' speech: EU's foreign policy chief Ashton sends letter to Clinton, Ban calling for urgent Quartet meeting; U.S., meanwhile, prefers to secure Netanyahu's support for renewed negotiations with the Palestinians (Haaretz, 14.06.11).
Peres warns: Israel in danger of ceasing to exist as Jewish state: President says that Israel 'doomed' unless negotiations with the Palestinians leading to a peace agreement begin in the immediate future. "Whoever accepts the basic principle of the 1967 lines will receive international support from the world," Peres said. "Whoever rejects it will lose the world." He was referring to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's vehement objection to starting peace talks on the basis of the 1967 lines, which he called "indefensible" in both the Knesset and the U.S. Congress (Haaretz, 17.06.11).
Well done, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu!
Netanyahu Takes Steps to Control Settlement Policy: Policy making for Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria may be moving from the Defense Minister to the Prime Minister's Office (INN, 06/19/11). New Commissions to Approve 10,000 Homes per Annum: “There is a housing shortage in the State of Israel,” Netanyahu told the Cabinet. “Many young people are obliged to live with their parents, and a few with their grandparents. Young couples, discharged soldiers and students feel that their dream of purchasing an apartment is moving further away due to rising prices. Prices are rising because there is a shortage of apartments in the state of Israel. There is no supply of apartments because not enough apartments are being planned, and not enough are being marketed” (INN, 06/19/11).
Israeli Defense Minister Rejects Palestinian Demand for Settlement Freeze
: Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in an interview with France 24 on Friday, said he believes there is probably more than a 50-50 chance that Israel and the Palestinians will return to the negotiating table before September. In the meantime, he said, Israel cannot stop construction in existing settlements. "There is no real way to announce an end of construction. There's half a million people living there. They need a new kindergarten every week."
European governments, Barak added, should tell the Palestinians: "Now you must come to grips with reality," regarding their demand for a settlement freeze. "It's about taking responsibility." "If we have a breakthrough, it will delineate a border. If there's a building that [ends up] on the Palestinian side of a mutually agreed border, why should they care - they will get it." Likewise, "If it ends up on the Israeli side of a mutually agreed upon border, why should they care. It's on our side anyhow." Settlements, he insisted, are "not the real issue when coming to negotiations." (Jerusalem Post, 06.18.11).
VIDEO: To Whom Do The 'Territories' Belong?
The Yesha Council representing the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria has produced a short video making Israel's case for keeping the Jewish nation's 'disputed' ancestral heartland (INN, 06/17/11).
Numbers 23:9 "...lo, it is a people that shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations."
Targum, Onkelos: It is a
nation that is alone destined to inherit the world.
They will not perish along with the other nations. Jeremiah 30:11 "For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have scattered thee, but I will not make a full end of thee; for I will correct thee in measure, and will not utterly destroy thee."
According to the law of the Torah; blessing or curse, Leviticus
26, Deut. 4:27-31, Ch. 30, 11:26-28, Ch. 28,
Genesis 12:3, 9:8-17, Isaiah 24:1-6.
US Has 24 Hours to Decide to Let Pollard Attend Father’s Funeral:
President Obama has 24 hours to decide on a humanitarian appeal that Jonathan Pollard be freed from jail for a few hours to help bury his father,.. (INN, 06/19/11).
Now, the real criminal here is not Mr Jonathan Pollard, but the US President and his administration which brought the World into a nuclear crisis and very close to a very possible Holocaust. In its thirst for oil, $$$, power, USA & Co. is now putting the whole world in danger of Iran's nukes. The US Prestdent said that the Nobel Peace Prize was 'a call to action.' The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it attached "special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons,.." He has done exactly the opposite!
Tzefaniah 3:19 "Behold, at that time I will deal with all them that afflict thee;.." Why? Gen. 12:3 Blessing or curse, Isaiah 24:1-6 For having despised the eternal covenant and broken the covenant of brotherhood, Zech. 12:9 For coming against Jerusalem, Tzefaniah 2:8,10 "...they have taunted and spoken boastfully against My people, and spoken boastfully concerning their border." And for having planned an evil peace plan, to destroy, loot and take spoil (Ezekiel 38). "Woe to him who increases what is not his! How long?...Woe to him who builds a city with blood and establishes a city with injustice." (Habakkuk 2:6,12, Job 20:15-29).
The decrees against the nations spell REDEMPTION for Israel from the wicked nations. 'World will pay if PA-Israel talks fail:' (Jordan's King Abdullah, Press TV, Mon Sep 6, 2010). See 'Ambassadors of Peace' Either way, it's a WIN, WIN, for Israel.
However, we learn from the prophets Joel Ch. 2, Jonah Ch. 3 and Isaiah 55 that repentance can cause God to turn around the harsh decree and convert it into a blessing (Genesis 12:3). Your choice.
Joel 4:1-2 "For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring back the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat (Valley of Decision); and I will enter into judgment with them there for My people and for My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and divided My land."
SCO security summit: Are China and Russia losing patience with Ahmadinejad?
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made his usual denunciations of the US at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's (SCO) meeting in Kazakhstan:
"All opinion polls show that the US is the worst country in the world. People everywhere regard this country as their own enemy," he said in one meeting.
He called on the SCO to take a more active role in undermining the US-led global system of "slavers and colonizers" and replacing it with a more just order.
"I believe together we can reform the way the world is managed. We can restore the tranquility of the world," he told the assembled SCO leaders, including Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev and China's President Hu Jintao (csmonitor, June 15, 2011).
Ahmadinejad: Iran Not Afraid to Build Nuclear Weapons: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that the Islamic Republic is not afraid of manufacturing nuclear weapons, but does not intend to do so."If we do want to make a bomb, we are not afraid of anybody," Iran's state television quoted Ahmadinejad as saying (INN, 06/23/11)..
"Israel's missile interceptor system poses a dilemma to anybody who decides to launch missiles against Israel, especially a missile that has a nuclear warhead. The dilemma is that the missile may very well be intercepted and thus expose the launching of a nuclear missile, even if it didn't reach its target, which could bring about the response that could be expected for committing this deed.
(Facing Iran: Lessons Learned Since Iraq's 1991 Missile Attack on Israel by Moshe Arens, jcpa.org).
Isaiah 54:16-17 ”Behold I have created a smith, who blows on a charcoal fire and produces a weapon for his work, and I have created
a destroyer to destroy [it].
Any weapon whetted against you shall not succeed, and any tongue that contends with you in judgment, you shall condemn; this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and
their due reward from Me, says the Lord.”
I am He Who incited the enemy against you; I am He Who has prepared retribution for him (Rashi?).
”None of the weapons that Iran, Hamas, Hizbullah or anyone else may dream up will ever
succeed in dislodging Israel from their God-given land!”
”Instead of worrying of present-day Persia will harm Israel, we should repent with all our hearts and trust in God” (Daniel 12:1, Jeremiah 30:7-11, Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum). Every time Israel deviated from the commandments given in the Torah, they were given into the hands of the enemies. And God raised up judges or prophets who saved them (Obadiah).
Two Options: 1.
Elijah the Prophet Ushers in the Messianic Age:
Malachi 3:1-4 “Behold, I send My messenger, and he shall clear the way before Me; and the Lord, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to His temple, and the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in, behold, he cometh, saith the LORD of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap; And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver; and there shall be they that shall offer unto the LORD offerings in righteousness.”
He will free himself from all his affairs to be like a refiner, who refines and purifies silver (the House of Israel), so that they be fit to serve in the Temple. See also Ezekiel 22:18-22, Zech. 13:8-9, Isaiah Ch. 1.
Malachi 3:22-24 “Keep in remembrance the teaching of Moses, My servant-the laws and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel.” Observe the Torah, so that you will be spared on Judgment Day. “Lo, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord, that he may turn the heart of the fathers back through the children, and the heart of the children back through their fathers-lest I come and smite the earth with utter destruction.”
Elijah the prophet is coming to make peace in the world. 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.
Is Elijah the Prophet, the Messiah? When the Judeans sent Cohanim and L’vi’im from Yerushalayim to ask John the Baptist, who he was, he was very straightforward and stated clearly he was not the Mashiach or Elijah, the prophet whom they expected (John 1:19-23, Luke 1:57,67-70,76).
“Hark! one calleth: ‘Clear ye in the wilderness the way of the LORD, make plain in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the rugged shall be made level, and the rough places a plain; And the glory (the Torah) of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.’” (Isaiah 40:3-5).
Elijah the prophet is coming to level/smooth out the religious disagreements between The House of David, the Ten Tribes and the Muslims. With the coming of Maschiah the historical rift between the House of David and the Ten Tribes under the leadership of Ephraim will be healed (Isaiah 11:11-13).
In contrast to the real Messiah, whose mission is to make peace and harmony among the peoples, Jesus says he did not come to give peace on earth, but rather division and a sword (war), and he demands hate, splitting and alienation within the family. Jesus says that he has come to destroy families by making family members hate each other (Matthew 10:21,34-36, Luke 12:49,51-53, 14:26).
Don’t you think that Elijah the prophet will be more successfull in his mission in making peace and harmony among the peoples (Malachi 3:22-24), than Jesus?
The Myth of Mahdi and Jesus is Defeating Iran and Radical Islam.
According to Isaiah 18:5-6 and Ezekiel 39; the aggressors against Israel will flourish temporarily, but before their evil designs comes to fruition, God will stop them.
Listen For Free: Psalm 2:12: Kiss the Son?
Although only one word in Psalm 2:12 was changed, the alteration was sufficient to portray the Psalmist as instructing the faithful to kiss Jesus, and to place their trust in him.
How could such a strange suggestion find itself in Christian translations of the Jewish Bible? Rabbi Singer reveals how an Aramaic interpolation created a very bizarre Christological text.
Hebrew Bible: "Do homage in purity, lest He be angry, and ye perish in the way, when suddenly His wrath is kindled. Happy/blessed/fortunate are all they that take refuge in Him."
Arm yourselves with purity in your relationship to God.
KNOW YOUR BIBLE