Aug 182014
 

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Arutz Sheva: “One-sided ‘sign of goodwill’ offered by Israel, even as Hamas refuses to discuss returning two fallen IDF soldiers’ bodies for now.

As truce talks in Cairo continued Sunday ahead of the five-day ceasefire extension ending Monday at midnight, Israel preempted any agreement by unilaterally offering Gaza a concession and lifting a ban on fishing in the Hamas enclave.”

Opinion: In our book Antichrist: The Search for Amalek we quote Jimmy De Young’s 2006 post on what the Bible says of the Palestinian people:

“The prophet Malachi records that God says the borders of the people of Amalek, the Palestinians of today, would be the borders of wickedness; that’s Malachi 1:4. Ezekiel says that the Amalekites will kill the Jews in the Last Days and try to take their land from them; that’s Ezekiel 35. Jeremiah says that the Amalekites will be destroyed and be as if they had never been; Jeremiah 49:18:

As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah And their neighbors,” says the Lord, “No one shall remain there (Edom-Mt. Seir), Nor shall a son of man dwell in it.”

Mt. Seir today is known today as the Shara range of southern Jordan, where the city of Petra is located. In Biblical times this was the land where Esau settled after separating from his brother Jacob.

As Jeremiah prophesied, Biblical Edom today became populated with wild animals and birds (instead of people).

At the beginning of the Babylonian Captivity Esau’s descendants were pushed from Seir into southern Judea which was named Idumea by the Romans. The Lord admonished the Edomites for jeering at their brother as the Jews were led off by Nebuchadnezzar’s army.

In the day that you stood on the other side—In the day that strangers carried captive his forces, When foreigners entered his gates And cast lots for Jerusalem—Even you were as one of them. “But you should not have gazed on the day of your brother In the day of his captivity; Nor should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah  In the day of their destruction; Nor should you have spoken proudly In the day of distress.” Obadiah 1:11-12

Edom today is the place where the descendants of Esau make a tumult: West Bank and Gaza.

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Jul 192014
 

image004-e1405653345260-300x215The Algemeiner: “As IDF forces entered Gaza on Thursday night in the latest phase of Israel’s ongoing Operation Protective Edge, violent riots broke out around Turkey threatening the local Jewish community and Israeli institutions. The head of the IHH terror-tied humanitarian NGO behind the infamous Mavi Marmara Flotilla, Bulent Yildirim, told local television station Haber Turk that “Turkish Jews will pay dearly for Israel’s actions.

“Israel is acting like a spoiled child,” Yildirim said. “Jewish tourists, don’t dare come to Turkey. Tonight and tomorrow we are going to hold a different kind of protest, we do not have patience anymore.”

“The Zionists are putting the future of the Jews in danger, we can not hold back our youngsters anymore,” he said.”

Opinion: Indeed. This past week we have seen similar anti-Israeli protests in France and Germany as pro-Hamas sentiment continues to grow.

Prime Minister Recip Erdogan’s financial and ideological support for Hamas is moving Turkey towards war. And one day, possibly soon, he will join with Russia and Iran in a sneak attack on the Jewish state to take plunder Ezekiel 38:13.

The question is what plunder? I’m guessing the fulfillment of Genesis 49:25 would do it … oil.

 

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Jun 302014
 

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Breitbart: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is declaring a new state–a caliphate–out of captured Iraqi and Syrian territories.

The state will be called “The Islamic State,” and will run from Iraq’ s Diyala province to Syria’s Aleppo.

According to RT.com, the chief of the state will be Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi. As such he will be “the caliph” of the new state and “leader for Muslims everywhere.

This marks “the first time since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1923 that a Caliph–which means a political successor to the Prophet Mohammad–has been named.”

Opinion: Reminiscent of Hitler’s Blitzkrieg of WWII, ISIS is redrawing the map of the Middle East, and seemingly overnight.

Blitzkrieg means ‘lightning war’ and was based on surprise, speed, co-ordination and movement; the major science of this approach was the ability to get large mobile forces through weak points in the enemies’ defences and then cause damage when behind his static lines.

However, the Soviet Union launched a counteroffensive in November 1942, trapping and destroying an entire German army at Stalingrad.

But who will stop ISIS? With the complete withdrawal of US forces, only Iran/Russia have the capability and motivation to move against the terrorists. Fortunes in oil revenues hang in the balance.

Debkafile reported Saturday that armed US drones went into operation to defend its Baghdad embassy and Iraqi strategic facilities.

  • Iran and Hizballah are bracing for the oncoming Islamist suicide bombing assault on Beirut.
  • Jordan and Saudi Arabia have deployed tank divisions on their borders against ISIS encroachments.
  • Anti-Assad rebels said to have seized 95% of Syrian Golan Heights

There are five potential outcomes at this point:

1. Iran has a blood feud against the Sunni insurgency and will grow in power and wealth by securing Iraqi oil wells.

2. Russia is motivated to back Iran for the same reason.

3. The US may be compelled to re-enter the conflict with air power that would essentially be joining forces with Russia and Iran.

4. Israel knows full well that its compete destruction is the ultimate goal of both ISIS and Iran, and the IDF has the most lethal fire power in the region.

5. Israel’s entry into the conflict would inflame every other nation in the region, possibly touching off Psalm 83.

(And Hamas in Gaza keeps shooting rockets in daily)

Stay tuned.

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Jun 282014
 
Israel Could Get Dragged Into ISIS’s War, Obama Admin Warns

The Daily Beast: “The terror group that’s taken over major portions of Iraq and Syria won’t be content with roiling those two countries, senior Obama administration officials told Senators in a classified briefing this week. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) also has its eyes on Jordan; in fact, its jihadists are already

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Mar 112014
 
The death that’s provoking a storm in Amman

The Times Of Israel: “On the heels of the death of a Jordanian citizen Monday morning from Israeli fire on the Allenby Bridge, a complex storm brewed, not unexpectedly, in Amman. The protesters demanded that the Israeli ambassador be expelled from Jordan and that the embassy be closed. Some of them burned Israeli flags. However,

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Feb 042014
 

Debkafile: “While batting back Israel’s complaints over references to anti-Israel boycotts in relation to peacemaking with the Palestinians, US Secretary of State John Kerry has again bumped his head against another piece of Middle East history: The 1994 Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty. In an exchange of messages in the last few days, debkafile’s Middle East sources

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Feb 012014
 
Jewish Groups Praise Scarlett Johansson

The Algemeiner: “Late Wednesday, the Jewish actress, through a spokesman, issued a statement saying that she had “respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam” because “she and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.” The conflict emerged after Johansson was named as the celebrity

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