Jul 222014
 

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Fox News: Netanyahu “We have to clear out the homes [in which] Hamas put civilians, Palestinian civilians, we go out to ferret out rocketeers and anti-tank rocket fire. Hamas put civilians there.”

Mustafa Barghouti, (general secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative Party), accused Israel Defense Forces of targeting civilians, “I’m 100% sure of that.”

Opinion: If anyone still doubts who is lying at this juncture, they’re either not paying attention or completely ignorant as to what the Palestinian terror group Hamas stands for – the total destruction of Israel.

Hamas will not stop firing rockets until Iran tells them to stop. The US Secretary of State knows that, but continues the charade of extending nuclear negotiation and releasing sanctions.

Summary: The US is fighting Iran in Syria -  negotiating with Iran over ISIS – and ignoring Iran’s involvement with Hamas while providing Hamas with aid.

Does your head hurt yet?

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Jul 212014
 

Iraq-Church-AP-3Breitbart: “When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure has dropped to about 400,000.

In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, while America is basically standing by and watching.”

Opinion: While the US dispatches John Kerry, and the UN’s Secretary General races to Egypt to stop the necessary killing of Hamas terrorists nary a word is spoken about the 400,000 Christians that are dying at the hands of ISIS.

In a strange way it reminds me of the Bowe Bergdahl matter. While decorated US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi rots in a Mexican jail, Bowe the deserter, is free.

About those priorities, Mr. President.

(Thanks to Dan for sending this in)

 

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Jul 212014
 

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The Daily Beast: “Now that the U.S.-Russia relationship has broken down, Moscow could throw a wrench into the teetering nuclear negotiations with Iran.

The escalating tensions between Washington and Moscow, brought to fever by the MH17 airliner disaster, are finally to the point where they threaten to spoil the number one item on President Obama’s foreign policy agenda: the nuclear talks with Iran. The man doing the threatening is Russian President Vladimir Putin.”

Opinion: July 16, 2014 President Obama said this “We have repeatedly made clear that Russia must halt the flow of fighters and weapons across the border. We have to see concrete actions and not just words.”

With those words, new sanctions were imposed on Russia that target major banks, energy companies, the Russian defense industry, and individuals the White House said were responsible for the continuing support of the Ukrainian separatists .

On July 17 a surface-to-air missile hit flight MH17.

At this point the war of words between the two presidents is crucial. The US must move quickly to form an energy policy to supply Europe or Putin could punish the EU this winter.

At the same time the US must supply Ukraine with weapons or the Russian Czar will push harder to acquire his former empire.

If all the US can do is threaten to isolate Russia economically, it will only make maters worse.

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Jul 212014
 

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Haaretz: Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities on Saturday to condemn violence in Gaza, defying a ban imposed after demonstrators marched on two synagogues in Paris last weekend and clashed with riot police.

French President Francois Hollande said he understood emotional responses to the killing of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in a flare-up of hostilities with Israel but would not allow violence to spill over into France.”

Opinion: France has the largest Muslim population in Europe at 10% or approximately (650,000) providing a clue as to why the president of France says he understands the emotional response to the killing of Palestinians.

Hollande is either a coward or so far left (Ecclesiastes 10:2) that he has lost touch with the fact that Gaza was given to the Arab people in 2005 in exchange for peace.

Imagine the praise that will be bestowed upon a world leader that gets both Arab and Jew to agree to a 7 year peace (Daniel 9:27).

But there will be no lasting peace until the Prince of Peace returns (Zechariah 14:4).

(Thanks to Steve for help on this post)

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Jul 212014
 

JPost: Likud Minister Erdan says operation can’t be stopped until a demilitarized Gaza is ensured; says Israel may have to reconquer northern Gaza to ensure this; Steinitz: If we need to, we’ll take over the whole Gaza Strip.

“We cannot stop the operation while it is still unclear whether the Gaza Strip will be demilitarized or not. If that means the IDF needs to stay in the northern Gaza Strip to ensure quiet, then we will have to reconquer the area near its northern border,” Erdan said.

The cabinet member added that he hopes there will not be a ceasefire in the coming days, until the threat of terror tunnels, with which Israel cannot live, is removed.

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Opinion: But hold everything… John Kerry and Ban Ki Moon will attempt to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Arutz Sheva reports the US Secretary of State is flying to the region after President Barack Obama urged an “immediate ceasefire“, echoing a call by the UN Security Council.

Meanwhile:

UN chief Ban Ki-moon was already in the region on a whistle-stop tour to build support for a truce and was to meet the ruler of Kuwait, current chair of the Arab League, before heading to the Egyptian capital.

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Jul 212014
 

gazaThe Washington Post: “GAZA CITY — Seventy Palestinians were killed Sunday in a heavy bombardment of a Gaza neighborhood and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current offensive against Hamas fighters, officials said. The Hamas military also announced that its fighters had captured an Israeli soldier.

Abu Obaida, a spokesman for the Al Qassam Brigades, appeared on Hamas TV to announce the soldier had been taken prisoner. Minutes later, there were fireworks and shouts of “God is great!” from loud speakers.”

Opinion: Not since Gilad Shalit have the Palestinians had an Israeli soldier prisoner. As the father of sons, my heart aches for the soldier and his family.

This 4000-year-old conflict will have a conclusion. The outcome and timing are written in detail by the prophets:

Malachi 1:4 calls the land occupied by the descendants of Esau the “territory of wickedness.”

Ezekiel 35:5-6 tells the descendants of Esau “I will give you over to bloodshed and it will pursue you.”

Obadiah 1:18 “No survivor will remain from the house of Esau.”

The Coming of the Lord:

Isaiah 63:1-3 “Who is this coming from Edom (Esau is called Edom, Genesis 36:1),  from Bozrah (capital of Edom), with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? It is I, proclaiming victory, mighty to save.”

Why are your garments red, like those of one treading the winepress?

 “I have trodden the winepress alone; from the nations no one was with me. I trampled them in my anger and trod them down in my wrath; their blood spattered my garments, and I stained all my clothing.”

 

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Jul 202014
 

The Eastern GateDr. David Reagan is the host of Lamb & Lion’s weekly television program called “Christ in Prophecy.” This program is broadcast nationally on seven Christian networks which combined have access to 80 million homes in the US. And through DayStar, the program is available to every country in the world. The program deals with the prophetic significance of national and international events.

This post is a long time favorite and asks the question: Why is the Eastern Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem closed, and what does it have to do with Bible prophecy?

by Dr. David R. Reagan
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