Jun 292016
 

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Breaking Israel News: “Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reportedly announced that he will run in Iran’s spring 2017 presidential elections.

The former speaker for Ahmadinejad’s government, Gholam-Hossein Elham, had nformed the Iranian election board of Ahmadinejad’s intention to run for the office, according to a report in the Iranian reformist newspaper Shargh.

Ahmadinejad, who served two terms as president from 2005-2013, on Monday made his first public appearance since leaving office for a speech at the Narmak mosque in Tehran. During his tenure as president, Ahmadinejad was noted for his hardline positions, his denial of the Holocaust, and his tirades against Israel—including calls to wipe Israel off the map.

aaaginOpinion: With the Iran deal signed, and the need for a smiling president over, Iran can get back to the business of threatening Israel with annihilation while preparing for the return of the Shiite Mahdi or 12th Imam.

In a Daily Caller interview on October 23, 2010, Joel Rosenberg said this:
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei that he actually met with the Shia Islamic messiah, known as the Twelfth Imam. Few know that happened. Fewer still know what that means.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his government’s mission is to hasten the appearance of the Twelfth Imam on earth. What’s so dangerous is that in the Shia Islamic eschatology – or End Times theology – of these two men, they believe that their God-given mission in life is to destroy Judeo-Christian civilization as we know it, in order to accelerate the arrival of their so-called messiah to earth.

Given their feverish efforts to build nuclear weapons, this is very dangerous stuff. The problem is that most world leaders aren’t paying attention to the eschatology driving Iranian foreign policy. Most Americans aren’t aware of it either. We have a Farsi-speaking Hitler rising, and the world is doing nothing decisive to stop him.”

Iran’s elections are scheduled for spring 2017.

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Jun 292016
 

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Breaking Israel News: “United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accused Israel of enforcing a “suffocating” and “stifling” blockade on the Gaza Strip during a visit to the Hamas-controlled enclave on Tuesday.

“The closure of Gaza suffocates its people, stifles its economy and impede reconstruction effort, it is a collective punishment for which there must be accountability,” declared Ban.

Ban, known for being a strong critic of Israel, even going so far as to defend the terrorists attacking innocent Israelis and Jews in Israel’s most recent terror wave by saying that it is “human nature to react to occupation”, is in Israel for a quick 48-hour visit which includes trips to Palestinian territories.

He spoke from a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), a humanitarian UN body specifically created for Palestinian refugees which operates in Gaza.”

Opinion: Our post from yesterday, “Arutz Sheva reported that the Hamas rocket arsenal is now rebuilt as are most of the terror tunnels”, underscores the need for the blockade.

Hamas was able to import rocket and tunnel building supplies even with the blockade, imagine what they could do with no restrictions?

No humanitarian supplies are blocked.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) was created to be an apologist for the Arab peoples who call themselves Palestinians, and Ban Ki Moon is their cheerleader.

One of UNRWA’s first acts was to change the definition of a refugee from those people forced to leave a habitual home, to any Arab whose normal place of residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948, who lost their homes as a result of the 1948 Arab/Israel conflict.

UNRWA then extended the definition of refugee to the descendants of those refugees, including legally adopted children.

Presto, wham-o, magic-o, 5 to 13 million instant refugees.

 

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Jun 282016
 

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JPost: “It’s not a nightmare, it’s a very realistic scenario, hostile entities will seek to overwhelm air defenses with heavy salvos, Haimovich said.

“In the future, we will meet and engage much bigger salvos,” he said. They will come from multiple directions, and a “regional war” is a more realistic scenario than a single-front escalation.

Gazan and southern Lebanese weapons storage facilities house many thousands of rockets, Haimovich said, adding, “It doesn’t matter how many. We are dealing with a complicated environment.”

Opinion: In June 2014, Hamas had around 12,000 rockets of various ranges, including long-range missiles. According to a March 4, 2016 report from the Times of Israel, Hamas used around 4,600 of its rockets during Operation Protective Edge, and another 4,000 or so were destroyed in Israeli strikes, leaving the terrorists with a third of their arsenal by the end of the fighting.

Arutz Sheva reported that the Hamas arsenal is now rebuilt as are most of the terror tunnels. Hezbollah, on the other hand, is said to have 150,000 rockets.

thefiveI can’t help but see a scenario developing that fits Psalm 83:1-8. The prophet Asaph also described a regional war coming from multiple fronts. I found this map that illustrates how close six of Israel’s sworn enemies are.

From the top:

The inhabitants of Tyre – Southern Lebanon (Hezbollah)

Assyria – Syria and northern Iraq

Moab and Ammon – Palestinians of central and northern Jordan also called the children of Lot (Gen. 19:30-38)

The tents of Edom –  Edom today is represented by the Palestinians of the West Bank.

Philistia – Palestinians of Gaza (Hamas)

Psalm 83, however, prophecies 4 more countries in the alliance

The Hagrites – Hagar, mother of Ishmael, was from Egypt

Amalek – Eternal enemy of the Israelites (Ex. 17:16) Palestinian Arabs of Sinai (ISIS)

Gebal – Northern Lebanon

The Ishmaelites – Ishmael settled in the Arabian Peninsula or modern-day Saudi Arabia

A victory in this war could set the stage for Israel to take down her protective walls and gates. Ezekiel 38 describes such a scenario that leads to an even larger and more lethal invasion led by Russia, Turkey, Iran, and 4 North African allies.

There is only one logical reason for the second attack: Israel’s oil/gas energy.

(For more on the wars preceding the tribulation see Bible Prophecy 101, chapter 6)

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Jun 272016
 
Israel and Turkey: Walking on eggshells

JPost: “Ankara’s ties with Europe are also strained because of the massive migration of Middle Easterners and Asians to the European Union via Turkey and the fact that the country is unlikely to gain EU membership any time soon. In addition, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasing authoritarianism and crackdown on the domestic media and critics

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Jun 262016
 
SUNDAY POST: Israel and the Church

Today’s Post comes from The Berean Call and it summarily explains the difference between Israel and the Church. The text we have excerpted from www.bereancall.org is from their radio program and podcast called Search the Scriptures 24/7 with T.A. McMahon. On their site, you can download and listen, or you can click on the Transcript

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Jun 242016
 
Live and die like a Jew in Google's Auschwitz 'Game'

World Net Daily: “Without comment or explanation, an app-based “game” on Google Play that lets users “live like a real Jew in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp” has been removed after it was widely condemned. At United with Israel, Colette Avital of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors said, “We cannot understand how the top

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Jun 222016
 
UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

The New American: “Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and

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