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American Thinker: “Ayatollah Ali Khameni has published his version of Mein Kampf, a 416 page book outlining his strategy to eliminate Israel, which he describes as  “a cancerous tumor.” Although it is currently available only in Iran, an Arabic translation is underway, and sooner ort later it will achieve wide readership in the Muslim world. The Obama administration is no doubt hoping it will achieve no notice in the United States until after the Iran deal is voted upon, because the plan advocated will be immensely aided by its implementation. Amir Taheri of the New York Post obtained a copy from Iran:

Khamenei makes his position clear from the start: Israel has no right to exist as a state. He uses three words. One is “nabudi” which means “annihilation.” The other is “imha” which means “fading out,” and, finally, there is “zaval” meaning “effacement.”

He states that one of his fondest desires is to pray in Jerusalem.”

Opinion: What is it about that piece of real estate that makes the nations intoxicated, Zechariah 12:2? What is it that compels the Arab world and every pope throughout history to covet Jerusalem?

What is it that will make the armies of the world surround Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:3) in a final war?

Jerusalem is located approximately 27 miles inland from the coast. It has no natural resources. Most of it is built upon the ruins of previous structures.

In 1867, Mark Twain commented of the city: “Renowned Jerusalem itself, the stateliest name in history, has lost all its ancient grandeur, and is become a pauper village; the riches of Solomon are no longer there to compel the admiration of visiting Oriental queens; the wonderful temple which was the pride and glory of Israel, is gone.”

Twain described the land of Israel in general as one of “desolation, depopulation, and poverty”.

When the Jewish people started to return to the Land in 1882 in large numbers, the nations began to stir. What is fascinating is that Jerusalem has never been important to the nations unless it was important to Israel (Jews).

From 1948 to 1977 while Jerusalem was in Jordan’s control, King Hussein bin Talal rarely visited the city and in fact made his first visit in 1957. (ref: The Divided City by Kai Bird)

Also, Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran but is mentioned 660 times in the OT and 146 times in the NT. If I could choose one verse out of 806 that must irk both Satan and Khamenei something awful, it is Jeremiah 3:17:

At that time, they shall call Jerusalem ‘Throne of the Lord.”

 

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Jul 312015
 

000_Nic64575081-e1433184172616The Times Of Israel: “The director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, called the Middle East’s Sunni Arab nations “Israel’s allies.”

Gold used the term twice in a presentation Wednesday in New York focused on the shortcomings of the Iran nuclear deal.

“What we have is a regime on a roll that is trying to conquer the Middle East,” Gold said of Iran, “and it’s not Israel talking, that is our Sunni Arab neighbors — and you know what? I’ll use another expression – that is our Sunni Arab allies talking.”

Opinion: Dore Gold comes from an American conservative Jewish family. He immigrated to Israel in 1980. Gold received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1984 and his M.A. in 1976 in Political Science. He also received the Certificate of the Middle East Institute from Columbia University in 1978.

Gore’s comments, while accurate on Iranian aggression, show how one day, possibly soon, Israel will be living without walls, bars, and gates and an attack will come led by a prince from the far north named Gog (Ezekiel 38:1-6).

We pick up in Ezekiel 38:8 “After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate.”

There it is. That is where Psalm 83 fits. Israel wins the war and decimates the neighboring (Edomite) Arab nations (Obadiah 1:18). Israel then feels that the threat of Palestinian aggression is over and the walls and gates come down.

Now comes a bigger threat: “You (Gog) will say, “I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land.”

Dr. Gold needs to get out his Bible.

 

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Jul 302015
 

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Debkafile: “Iran is about to purchase from China the Chengdu J-10 multirole jet fighter, known in the West as the Vigorous Dragon, according to an exclusive report from debkafile. Beijing has agreed to sell Tehran 150 of these sophisticated jets, which are comparable to the US F-16. From Moscow, Tehran has ordered 100 in-flight refueling planes.

The scale of Iran’s multibillion acquisitions from China and Russia – 550 warplanes so far – indicates that Tehran’s top spending priority for funds released by the lifting of sanctions is a spanking new air force.”

Opinion: According to the Iran nuclear deal signed June 14, “Restrictions on trade in conventional weapons will last another five years, and eight years in the case of ballistic missile technology.”

But I guess the Chinese fighter jets with Israeli technology (of all things) and in-flight refueling capability (which is necessary to strike Israel), along with the May 25 announcement that Russia confirmed its decision to deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran just doesn’t count.

We can now trust the Iranians, we have John Kerry’s word on it.

 

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Jul 302015
 
Israel Exploits Syrian Chaos to Plan Looting of Golan Oil

Global Research: “The Afek oil and gas exploration company has almost completed its second drilling test in the Golan Heights, a part of Syria which Israel has occupied since 1967 and annexed in violation of international law. The test is part of a three-year program to see if hydrocarbons in the area could lead to oil or gas for Israel. Israel is fuel-poor and its domestic energy

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Jul 282015
 
Why Mike Huckabee’s Holocaust Analogy Hits The Mark

Breitbart: “Huckabee’s implicit reference to the Holocaust – and his statement that President Obama’s Iran deal facilitates a second Holocaust – has driven typical faux outrage from the same left that labeled President Bush a genocidal maniac and labels modern Republicans warmongers who embrace nuclear annihilation. So, were Huckabee’s comments “appropriate”? Of course they were.

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Jul 252015
 
SUNDAY POST: Tisha B'Av 2015, Saturday July 25 sundown to Sunday, July 26 sundown

Tisha B’Av, an annual fast day in Judaism, is named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, which occurred about 655 years apart, but on the same Hebrew calendar date. The First Temple was

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Jul 242015
 
The New Hezbollah: How Israel's No. 1 enemy is preparing for third Lebanon War

YNet News: “While Israeli intelligence officials believe the Shiite organization is experiencing the most difficult phase in its history after losing some 1,300 fighters in the Syrian battlefields, its leader Nasrallah is only intensifying preparations for the next conflict with Israel. World powers’ nuclear agreement with Iran could strengthen Hezbollah even more.” Opinion: Yesterday, President Obama,

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