Feb 092016
 

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Washington Free Beacon: “Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders has tapped several critics of Israel to advise him on foreign policy, including one who has compared Israelis to “Nazis” and accused them of waging “a Holocaust.”

Sanders, who is Jewish and had family members slaughtered during the Holocaust, recently disclosed that his top foreign policy advisers include J Street, a dovish Middle East advocacy group that backs some of Congress’ most vocal critics of Israel, former assistant Secretary of Defense Larry Korb, and James Zogby, an Israel detractor who heads the Arab American Institute.

The inclusion of these advisers in the Sanders’ campaign, which has already come under fire for ignoring prominent Jewish-American political organizations, has prompted speculation from some that the presidential hopeful will pursue anti-Israel foreign policy priorities.”

Opinion: Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? A Jewish politician who is anti-Israel? It is, however, important to separate anti-Israel from anti-Semitism.

Many secular Jews oppose PM Netanyahu, who is an OT Bible believer, and resent his views of God’s role in Israel’s past, present and future. Bernie could care less, in the same way that Moshe Dayan handed the Temple Mount over to Edomite hands after the Six Day War of 1967.

Just yesterday, our post on labor leader Yitzhak Herzog’s “separation plan” from the Palestinian Arabs involving a unilateral division of Israel, is not unusual in Israeli liberal circles.

It drives us Gentiles crazy, but 42% of Israel’s Jews are secular and in that respect, sound like many Christian denominations that see little or no meaning in the prophesied rebirth (Isaiah 11:11, 66:7-8) of Israel in 1948. I had a family member once ask me why they didn’t put the Jews in some corner of Africa and let them start their country there, away from the Arab peoples.

It’s just plain incredible how few Jews and Christians see any need for a Jewish state, accept the Edomite cause to divide Jerusalem, and make no connection to the wars of the last days and the necessity of every Jew being back in the land (Ezekiel 39:22).

It is generally accepted that only 9% of Christians hold a Biblical world view. The interesting point here, from a prophetic view, is how else could the Church of Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) be under construction?

That is the Church of which Jesus said I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.  So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”

Ouch, again.

See Investors Headline “Another Broken Promise: Appeasing Iran Shortchanging Israel, ” @ BPTnews.org

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Feb 082016
 

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Arutz Sheva: “Opposition head and Zionist Union chairperson MK Yitzhak Herzog took part on Monday morning in Arutz Sheva‘s Jerusalem Conference, where he presented his “separation plan” from the Palestinian Arabs involving a unilateral division of Israel.

Herzog began by noting on the ideological difference between himself and most of the largely national religious crowd, saying, “it is permissible to argue and everything must be done in the appropriate atmosphere.”

“Yesterday the Labor party made a most significant decision, unanimously of course,” said Herzog. “As long as (Prime Minister Binyamin) Netanyahu and Abu Mazen (Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – ed.) remain in power it is impossible to reach a two-state solution.”

Opinion: Yitzhak Herzog has a lot of company, in fact I cannot think of a world leader who doesn’t think that Israel should divide Jerusalem and hand the Temple Mount over to Arab hands.

I have typed hundreds of posts on the prophetic ramifications of such a move. Dividing the land is a violation of the foundational Covenant of the Old Testament made to Abraham (Genesis chapter 12-17).

Genesis 13:15: “For all the land which you see, to you will I give it, and to your seed for ever.”

That one sentence should be enough, but God didn’t stop there:

Genesis 17:7-8: “And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.  Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

Judgment for violation of the covenant is foretold: “For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,  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 3:1-2

And at that time appears to be at hand.

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Feb 042016
 

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JPost: “According to a July 20 United Nations Security Council resolution endorsing the deal, Iran is still “called upon” to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons for up to eight years.

In October, Iran violated a United Nations ban by testing a precision-guided ballistic missile, prompting a US threat to impose more sanctions. In December, President Hassan Rouhani ordered Iran’s missile program to be expanded.

Iran’s missile capability and its missile program will become stronger.”

Opinion  Iran has only three enemies: Israel, Saudi Arabia, and America.

The prophet Ezekiel deals with all four nations in the war of Gog and Magog, Ezekiel 38-39:

  • Iran (Persia) is one of seven assailants
  • Saudi Arabia (Sheba and Dedan) and America (young lions) are bystanders

Ezekiel gives precise details of this great war: He names each member of the invading army (Ez. 38:1-6), what their motive is and which major powers are conspicuously absent (Ez. 38:13), how God wins the victory (Ezekiel 38:18-23), how long it takes to bury the dead (Ez. 39:12), that Israel will know God’s hand in victory (Ez. 39:22) and that all Jews will return to the land (Ez.39:28).

But, he didn’t give clues as to the approximate time.

Hosea 3:4-5 (8th century BC) confirms Ezekiel 39:22, 28 that in the last days of the dispersion, the children of Israel will return to the Lord in covenant relationship.

“For the children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred pillar, without ephod or teraphim. Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days (right before the tribulation).”

Then in Hosea 6:1-2, we get the clue that the time is very near:

“Come, and let us return to the Lord; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight.”

  • After two days: He will revive us: “With the Lord one day is as a thousand years” 2 Peter 3:8
  • On the third day: It has been approximately 2000 (360 day) years since the dispersion in 70 AD
  • He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight: Return to covenant relationship/ millennial reign of Christ on earth when all God’s children are back in the land.

Headline “Obama to propose $10-per-barrel fee on oil” @ BPTnews.org

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Feb 032016
 
Labor Leader Herzog Proposes Two State Plan To Kerry

Arutz Sheva: “Opposition head MK Yitzhak (Zionist Union) on Wednesday afternoon met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome, and in the course of the meeting presented his “separation” peace plan involving a regional effort to create a Palestinian state in Israel. During the meeting, which is the fourth between the two in the last

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Feb 022016
 
Jordan’s economic troubles may leave it vulnerable to Islamic State

The Times of Israel: “Amid the chaos of the Arab-Spring-turned-winter, the Hashemite Kingdom has remained calm. But a refugee influx has exacerbated its financial difficulties, with unemployment among its youth as high as 50%. That’s a recipe for disaster. Jordan is deeply reliant on foreign aid from the US, Europe and Gulf states. Since the

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Feb 022016
 
So It Begins: Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash

Zero Hedge: “In a moment of curious serendipity, a little over 90 minutes after we showed what a dystopian, centrally-planned, cashless society unleashed in a negative interest rate world would look like (“by forcing people and companies to convert their paper money into bank deposits, the hope is that they can be persuaded (coerced?) to

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Jan 292016
 
Obama’s Warnings About Anti-Semitism Ring Hollow

Investors Business Daily: “President Obama staged a political show for a Jewish audience Wednesday, loudly warning of the new atmosphere of anti-Semitism in Europe and the U.S. It’s a hollow statement, given his weak record on a rapidly metastasizing problem. “Here, tonight, we must confront the reality that around the world, anti-Semitism is on the

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