Oct 292014
 

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Breaking Israel News:”The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever utters slander is a fool.” (Proverbs 10:18)

“Diplomatic relations between Israel and the US are in a “full-blown crisis” amid growing reports of hostility between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama, The Atlantic reported on Tuesday.

In an article written by Jeffry Goldberg, a senior Obama administration official explained that the supposed “unbreakable” bond between Israel and the US “is now the worst it’s ever been.”

“The good thing about Netanyahu is that he’s scared to launch wars,” the senior official stated. “The bad thing about him is that he won’t do anything to reach an accommodation with the Palestinians or with the Sunni Arab states.”

“The only thing he’s interested in is protecting himself from political defeat. He’s not [Yitzhak] Rabin, he’s not [Ariel] Sharon, he’s certainly no [Menachem] Begin]. He’s got no guts,” the official added.”

Opinion: Let’s look at the former Israeli leaders favored by the Obama administration, in order:

Menachem Begin: On September 17, 1978 Begin, along with President Jimmy Carter and Anwar Sadat, signed the Camp David Accords. Israel agreed to return the Sinai (land for peace) to Egypt. Begin lived his last years in seclusion until his death in 1992. Anwar Sadat was assassinated.

Yitzhak Rabin signed the 1993 Oslo Accords with US President Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat giving autonomy to the Palestinians over the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and the Gaza Strip (land for peace). On November 4, 1995 Rabin was assassinated at a peace rally.

Ariel Sharon: After signing the Gaza Expulsion Plan (land for peace) in September 2005, he suffered a massive stroke on January 3, 2006 and shortly after lapsed into a coma. He remained that way until his death eight years later on January 11, 2014.

The three secular leaders were determined to divide the covenant land in exchange for peace – regardless of the consequences: “I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land …” Joel 3:2-3.

Benjamin Netanyahu is a Torah (OT) student – which gives him clear instruction on God’s perspective over Israel and makes him an enemy of secular progressives.

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Oct 272014
 

yalonThe Jerusalem Post: (Moshe) Ya’alon traveled to the United States to meet with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other American officials.

“We have disputes,” Ya’alon acknowledged. “With all the disputes, the United States is Israel’s strategic ally… I can tell you that between the Pentagon and the Israel Defense Forces there is an unbreakable bond.”

Ya’alon also reiterated his view that full-fledged statehood for the Palestinians is out of the question. “You can call it the new Palestinian empire,” Ya’alon said. “We don’t want to govern them, but it is not going to be a regular state for many reasons.”

When asked what he meant by “empire,” Ya’alon sought to clarify. “[Israel will agree to Palestinian] autonomy. It is going to be demilitarized.”

Opinion: Moshe Ya’alon was snubbed last week by Obama/Kerry on his visit to Washington. His affirmation of a bond in Israeli/US relations are wishful thinking … at best.

The ‘unbreakable’ bond was broken on June 4, 2009 in Cairo. The then new US President took to the world stage with the Muslim Brotherhood, parent group of Hamas, al Qaeda and Islamic Jihad, sitting front and center.

The ironclad friendship shattered on May 19, 2011 when President Obama, with a stunned Prime Minister Netanyahu in attendance, said that Israel should return to the 1967 borders, cutting the nation in half, and leaving it virtually indefensible.

Then during the recent Hamas attacks on Israel, the Obama/Kerry team used the words cycle of violence drawing a moral equivalence between Hamas and Israel as aggressors, leaving the US/Israel relationship in shambles.

Ya’alon and the rest of Israel’s leaders should know from their own Biblical history (Exodus 14:10-14) that God always sends a protector for times such as this (Esther 4:14), while the Obama administration should know that America’s blessings (Genesis 12:3) as Israel’s protector are running out.

 

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Oct 262014
 

“Amazing Grace” is an autobiographical hymn by John Newton (1725-1807). amazing-grace

Formerly a seaman and first officer aboard slave ships, Newton lived a debauched, hardened life until a fearful storm at sea awakened him, and the Mercy and Grace of the LORD Jesus Christ saved him.

Newton began to cry, “Lord have mercy on us!” But, he thought, “What mercy can there be for me?” Nonetheless, he desperately prayed, and God answered. The storm abated. John Newton recorded, “On that day the Lord sent from on high and delivered me from deep waters.” He subsequently celebrated that “great deliverance” as the day of his conversion to the LORD Jesus Christ.

In 1780, Newton moved to London, where his congregational preaching reached an even greater audience. Most notably, he counseled William Wilberforce at the time of his conversion in 1785, and he helped Wilberforce in the great movement to abolish slavery by publishing in 1788 his own experiences in the slave trade. Surely there must have been great satisfaction for Newton to have struck back at his old sin of slavery and aided in its falling out of favor in the British Empire.

His wife and lifelong friend, Mary, died of cancer in 1790. He gradually went blind, but preached to the last year of his death in 1807.

Click the blue headline link at top to read the Scripture verses associated with the lyrics.

 

 

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Oct 242014
 
Cartoon Handed Out at Public Schools: 'Human' Bible Sexually Assaulting Woman

CNS News: “The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group, is planning to hand out in several Florida public high schools a pamphlet that features an illustration on its cover depicting a humanized Bible sexually assaulting a young woman. The pamphlet is entitled: “An X-Rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the Bible.” The front cover

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Oct 212014
 
Pope Francis Wins a Battle to Welcome Gays in the Church

The Daily Beast: “As the prelates pack up to leave Rome after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, there seems to be some confusion about whether liberal Catholics or staunch traditionalists carried the day. The synod midterm report softened the tone on gays and divorced Catholics; then the final document took a step back. But here’s

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Oct 212014
 
Hitching Post sues Coeur d’Alene after declining to marry gay couple

Spokane Spokesman-Review: “The owners of the Hitching Post wedding chapel filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Coeur d’Alene Friday, claiming that the city is unconstitutionally forcing them to violate their religious beliefs by performing same-sex marriages. The city passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in 2013. It applies to housing,

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Oct 202014
 
Abbas suggest banning Jews from holy site

YNet News: “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested Jews should be banned from a holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims after hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organized rally Friday over Jerusalem’s flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in recent days.” Opinion: The blessing

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