Sep 222014
 

Russia's President Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Sisi attend a welcoming ceremony onboard guided missile cruiser Moskva at SochiStratrisks: “Russia and Egypt have reached a preliminary deal for Cairo to buy arms worth $3.5 billion from Moscow, Interfax news agency quoted the head of a Russian state arms agency as saying on Wednesday.

Speaking during an arms trade exhibition in South Africa, the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin, did not give further details.

Russia, the world’s second-largest arms exporter, has sought to boost its military ties with Egypt after relations between Cairo and its long-standing ally Washington soured, causing some defense cooperation between the two countries to be frozen.”

Opinion: The great uniter who would ‘calm the oceans and heal the planet’, blew a 30-year relationship with Egypt to smithereens.

It began with an invitation to the June 2009 Cairo speech. The Muslim Brotherhood, parent organization to Hamas, al Qaeda, and Islamic Jihad was front-row center by invitation of America’s new president Barack Obama.

By February 2011, the Middle East was in flames. The Arab Spring gave the US president the opportunity to dump Hosni Mubarak and his 30 year relationship with Israel, and install the Muslim Brotherhood as president of Egypt.

Department of National Intelligence James Clapper told the American people that the Brotherhood eschewed violence. The US State Dept., headed by Hillary Clinton, bestowed 1.5 billion dollars, Abrahams tanks, and F15 fighter jets with absolutely no strings attached.

Nice.

Corruption and mayhem followed, until the Egyptian military headed by General Al-Sisi intervened and executed thousands of members and locked up the Brotherhood senior officials to stand trial.

Now the relationship with the largest Muslim state in the world is fractured and Al-Sisi is in league with Russia and, by extension, China.

Not coincidentally, all three nations: Russia, Egypt and China represent the three kings who will meet to do battle in the campaign of Armageddon against the Beast army of Antichrist.

(see Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 6, front page of website)

 

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Sep 102014
 

Egyptian Minister of Defense Abdel-Fattah al-SissiFront Page Mag: “Something extraordinary has happened.

On August 31, PLO chief and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told an audience of Fatah members that Egypt had offered to give the PA some 1,600 kilometers of land in Sinai adjacent to Gaza, thus quintupling the size of the Gaza Strip. Egypt even offered to allow all the so-called “Palestinian refugees” to settle in the expanded Gaza Strip.

Then Abbas told his Fatah followers that he rejected the Egyptian offer.”

Opinion: It has never been about ending the suffering of the Palestinian people or about having a state inside Israel. It has never been about two peoples living side by side in peace and security.

The 4000-year-old struggle has always been about Jerusalem. If Satan can control God’s city, he thinks he can prevent the return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem as prophesied in Zechariah 14:4.

Rebekah inquired of the Lord as to the turmoil inside her womb. The Lord told her that two nations would emerge, two peoples who would be in conflict with each other. One would be stronger than the other, and the older would serve the younger, Genesis 25;23-26.

Conflict.

It is so simple, yet so complex. The enmity between Arab and Jew, brothers by blood, has been playing out in global conflict for 4000 years and will only have a temporary peace when a world leader from the revived Roman Empire (Daniel 9:26) convinces Israel and her neighbors that a seven year peace plan has been worked out.

He will astound the world because the Church will not be here to identify him (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18). He will trample and destroy (Daniel 7:20-24) and try to end the existence of Jacob – whom God had renamed Israel (Genesis 35:10).

The hatred will end when Messiah, Jesus Christ, returns, Isaiah 63:1-3; Revelation 19:13-15 and the blessing promised to Jacob is fulfilled:

“May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness—  an abundance of grain and new wine. May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed” Genesis 27:28-29.

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Sep 062014
 

The Times Of Israel: “Just 10 days after a ceasefire ended a 50-day Israel-Hamas conflict, the Israeli army is “making plans and training” for “a very violent war” against Hezbollah in south Lebanon, an Israeli TV report said Friday night, without specifying when this war might break out.

The report said Hezbollah has an estimated 100,000 rockets — 10 times as many as were in the Hamas arsenal — and that its 5,000 long-range missiles, located in Beirut and other areas deep inside Lebanon, are capable of carrying large warheads (of up to 1 ton and more), with precision guidance systems, covering all of Israel.

Israel’s Iron Dome rocket defense system would not be able to cope with that kind of challenge.”

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Opinion: We have been focusing on northern Israel this past week. Syria’s civil war has brought an end to decades of calm on the Golan, a strip of land which Israel re-captured in the 1967 Middle East war.

The Golan Heights are critical to Israel’s survival – which is precisely why so many enemies want it. When politicians talk about a return to the 1967 borders, keep in mind that it means that the Golan would return to Syria giving Hezbollah access to Israel’s interior.

There are currently three enemies in the north:

  • Assad’s Syrian government (Shia)
  • Hezbollah (Shia)
  • Al Nusra (Sunni)

Al Nusra, a branch of Al Qaeda, knows the advantage of controlling the strip of land and they are fighting the Syrian government for control. Both are enemies of Israel, only separated by ideology, but share the ultimate goal of destroying the Jewish state.

The US is supporting these so called moderate Al Qaeda forces to stop Assad, while ignoring the terror groups’ ultimate prize.

Just northwest is southern Lebanon (ancient Tyre – Psalm 83:7) and its inhabitants (the Iranian-controlled terror group Hezbollah) who, like Assad and Hamas, are financed and armed by Iran.

To the secular mind, the situation looks hopeless for Israel. If just Hamas and Hezbollah were to attack simultaneously, Israel’s Iron Dome would be overwhelmed. Then factor in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Palestinian Authority (West Bank), northern Lebanon, and northern Iraq and the odds on the Jewish state’s survival drop to near zero.

But near zero does not factor in the promises of a covenant that God made to Abraham and his descendants after him (Genesis 17:7-8) of an everlasting land grant. Israel will miraculously win the Psalm 83 battle against all odds.

The prophet Asaph says to treat them as Midian – the battle fought and won by Gideon with only 300 men.

So awesome.

 

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Aug 292014
 
Putin Adressed Rebels in Ukraine as the New Russia

Business Insider: “Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time on Friday publicly addressed pro-Russian rebels fighting in southeastern Ukraine, praising their “major success” inside Ukraine. The Kremlin released a late-night statement from Putin on its website in which he appealed to the militia of “Novorossyia,” or “New Russia.” Opinion: Putin has a plan. The

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Aug 262014
 
Khaled Meshaal rock firm against truce. Hamas-Gaza fires upgraded rocket to maximize casualties

Debkafile: “Battered by Hamas’ escalating rocket and mortar assaults, Israelis are again tossed on the uncertain waters of an imminent ceasefire which never materializes. This illusion is propagated again by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi. Washington has also been enlisted to the effort by drafting a resolution for the UN Security

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Aug 192014
 
IDF strikes Gaza targets in response

YNet News: “Three Grad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip fell near Be’er Sheva and Netivot on Tuesday afternoon, breaking a ceasefire set to expire at midnight. The IDF responded by hitting different targets in the Gaza Strip. Later, at 6:38pm, rockets were fired at Netivot and the Sdot Negev Regional Council. Two of the

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Aug 132014
 
Iran Calls On West Bank Palestinians To Take Up Arms Against Israel

The Algemeiner: “Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, on Monday called for Palestinian Arabs living in the Israel’s regions of Judea and Samaria, dubbed the West Bank, to take up arms against Israel, according to semi-official state news agency Fars. Rather than work for closer political integration and

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