A "Bible Revelations" Presentation
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Israel - shall surely rise from its current Decline to its destined Eternal
A Review of News & Views which you are unlikely to have
heard or read elsewhere
Put into proper Biblical perspective to unlock current and future News Trends
in the fulfilment of Prophecy before our eyes
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dealing with various aspects of the Middle East Crisis
features several reviews of the current slide of the modern State of Israel,
from being one of the most advanced military powers in the world, with a
modern war record featuring miraculous victories, to a guilt riddled,
operationally restricted and almost fearful nation, prepared to barter
their heritage, the Land of Israel, for a deceitful promise of 'Peace'
with a nation which until now has not even had weapons to wage a war!
The Bible is
brimful with recorded history of the Land and nation of Israel - God's
'Sign to the nations'. This history has a simple but crucial lesson
for the world and its inhabitants: If we turn our backs on our
religion and on God, we can expect disaster. The current government of
Israel has brought down the wrath of God on the Israeli people for turning
its back on their heritage and having succumbed to trading "Holy Land" for
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INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW
stands alone in the world today. Officially, all nations oppose it in
the UN. Not only this, but from inside, Israel is being sold out to
its enemies by its own government. This at a time that many of its
neighbours and enemies are arming themselves with nuclear arsenals.
'Battle for Jerusalem' may well be the prelude to the Final episode in World
History - the final World War of "Gog and Magog", generally referred to as
Armageddon - the War which will precede and lead to the establishment of
Divine Rule on earth, from this contested City of Jerusalem in Israel.
As surely as
Israel rose from its devastation time after time in the past, just as
surely it shall ultimately rise to its Divinely predestined Eternal Glory!
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June 10, 2008
Where Did the Israeli Army Go?
Longtime Gaza region residents have been on Israel's frontlines for dozens of
years now. The Qassams and mortar shells in Nahal Oz, Nir Am, and Kissufim
are the continuation of the infiltrations and landmines that residents coped
with generations ago.
Yet there are two differences between the security distress of the past and what
is going on today.
The first difference is that back then, residents in the area drew
strength from the home front, which displayed solidarity and supported the
front. Now, those who were able to hold on feel that they have been abandoned by
the State and left to fend for themselves; a front without a home front.
The second difference is even sadder: The IDF, which once served as a buffer
between residents and the border, is now hiding behind the residents' backs.
Area residents watch with sad eyes how military units desert their outposts and
move to bases that are far away from the Qassam range, leaving the communities
and their residents as a frontal shield positioned in front of the army.
Most Gaza-region communities make a living from agriculture. Once the area was
an empty desert, but the residents changed reality. Those who dare visit the
area these days will discover spectacular green pastures and tens of thousands
of dunams used for growing plentiful crops such as potatoes, carrots, peanuts,
and seeds. This abundance is produced by people; residents who built their homes
Army no longer a buffer
There, right next to the border, they work their fields from morning till
evening, plow, sow, water, and pick. There is much work there; hard work. They
are being fired at, sometimes gunfire and sometimes mortar fire, they are being
ambushed, and traps are being laid for them, just like it used to be dozens of
years ago; however, back then the army was the buffer between the shooters and
Today, the army is no longer a buffer. On occasion, when the Palestinians fire,
the army arrives, as long as the soldiers are well protected: A protective vest,
a helmet, and other protection means. The soldiers arrive in armored vehicles.
If an armored vehicle malfunctions, heaven forbid, the troops won't be sent int.
The farmers continue to work the fields on their own.
How have the tables turned this way? How is it that on the front lines we see
civilians working while being exposed to the fire, while the army, which is well
protected from head to toe, safeguards itself behind them?
June 10, 2008
Crisis of Confidence in Israel's Public
by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
(IsraelNN.com) According to an annual report by the Israel Democracy Institute,
presented to President Shimon Peres on Tuesday, public trust in national
institutions has dropped on nearly all fronts over the last 12 months.
Exceptions include the military. As part of its efforts to preserve and
encourage democracy in Israel, the Democracy Institute surveys and analyzes
levels of public support and trust for various institutions and political
According to the report, less than half of the nation expressed confidence in
the Supreme Court (49 percent). This result contrasted sharply with last year's
results, in which 61 percent of the public said they had faith in the nation's
highest judicial authority. The drop in trust in the high court also knocked it
out of its previous position as a "defender of democracy" in the public's view.
That designation was awarded by those surveyed to the mass media, primarily for
its contribution in exposing public corruption.
Perhaps in correlation with the media's exposure of high-level corruption, more
than 90 percent of the Israeli public believes Israel "is touched by corruption
and that corruption is a necessary tool for public advancement," according
to the Democracy Institute report.
Public confidence in the Prime Minister is at an unprecedented low, the report
noted, and the Knesset fares little better. Only 17 percent of the public has
confidence in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, while 29 percent of the public
expressed confidence in the nation's legislators.
At the same time, Israelis expressed their belief that the state has a
responsibility to provide the citizenry with their social welfare needs. The
fact that they felt unable to trust existing political parties and institutions
to fulfil that function led many Israelis surveyed to express a lessened
interest and involvement in the nation's political life.
The Israel Police lost the public's trust as well, dropping from 41 to 31
The Justices 'Dug Their Own Pit'
The Legal Forum for Eretz Yisrael responded sharply to the collapse of public
confidence in judicial institutions as noted in the Israel Democracy Institute's
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The Chairman of the Forum, Nachi Eyal, said, "Those who would shine their
enlightened eyes upon the petitions of the enemies of Israel, but who shut the
door on issues of national importance must know now that the public has lost
their confidence in them...."
Eyal said that the Supreme Court justices "have dug a pit for themselves, which
is now obvious to everyone, and the public's confidence will dissolve even
faster if the Supreme Court doesn't balance itself with regards to crucial
Moshe Feiglin, head of the Jewish Leadership faction in the Likud, said that the
low public trust in the court system is the direct consequence of the judicial
activism of former Supreme Court President Aharon Barak.
"The self-exaltation of the judicial branch over the elected authority did not
secure democracy, but quite the opposite - it brought about the loss of public
trust in it. Only a change in the method by which judges are appointed, such
that they represent the variety of views in society, and public hearings and
oversight ahead of their appointment (as is the practice in the United States)
might restore public faith in the courts," Feiglin said.
February 10, 2007
As we bumble into war
Caroline Glick, THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 8, 2007 www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1170359817126&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
Indeed today, in a manner eerily reminiscent of last spring (2006), we (Israel)are
on the precipice of a new war and our leaders stubbornly reject truth for
delusion. Unless they acknowledge reality soon, they will again bar the Israel
Defense Force (IDF) from fighting effectively, again maneuver us into diplomatic
isolation and so again lead Israel to defeat.
With this in mind, it is our duty today to take a hard look at reality.
As they did in the months that preceded the outbreak of their jihad in September
2000, for the past several months the Palestinians have been accelerating their
preparations for war. On Monday Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) Director Yuval
Diskin revealed some of those preparations.
Diskin said that in 2006, the Palestinians imported 30 tons of explosives into
Gaza from Egypt. Hamas has dug 10 tunnels into the western Negev from which it
will be able to launch attacks against the IDF or against civilians. The
situation along the breached Gaza-Egypt border is even worse. Diskin
referred to the weapons and personnel smuggling tunnels there as "one big rabbit
As the Palestinians prepare themselves for battle, this week they invented their
justification for attacking the Jews. Just as they did in September 2000, this
week Palestinian and Israeli Arab leaders opened their propaganda campaign for
war by falsely accusing Israel of conspiring to destroy the mosques on the
Like its excavation by the Western Wall that has been going on quietly for the
past several months, the Israel Antiquities Authority coordinated its salvage
dig by the Mughrabi Gate of the Old City with the Islamic Wakf, the Jordanian
government and all other relevant authorities before its archeologists began
their work this week. Everyone understood that the excavation is being conducted
70 meters away from the Temple Mount and will in no way affect it.
But facts are irrelevant. The Arabs are not interested in the facts. They are
interested in war. Sheikh Abdullah Nimer Darwish, the head of the southern
branch of the Israeli Islamic movement, made this point clearly Thursday morning
when he told Israel Radio that the war will likely begin when the heads of the
Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas and Ismail Haniyeh, return from Mecca. It
can be reasonably concluded from Darwish's statement that the Fatah-Hamas unity
talks taking place in Mecca have more to do with coordinating the coming jihad
than with dividing government ministries in their soon-to-be-formed,
Saudi-sponsored terrorist unity government.
However the talks conclude, there is no doubt that the PA is gunning for war
with Israel. Palestinian television, which Abbas and Fatah control, has been
showing incendiary live and archival footage from the Temple Mount for the past
three days. The images are interspersed with speeches by Palestinian and
pan-Islamic leaders calling on the Muslim world to protect Al Aksa mosque.
As Israel's leaders praise the Saudis for their role in promoting the peace
process, Al-Jazeera satellite network is broadcasting live calls to war to the
entire Muslim world live from the Temple Mount. While Al-Jazeera reporters have
been kicked out of Algeria, Iraq, Sudan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan for
calling for war against anyone who doesn't talk like Osama bin Laden, and even
the PA closed its offices twice, the Israeli government apparently has no
problem with Al-Jazeera reporters calling the Islamic world to launch a
genocidal jihad against the Jewish state from the Temple Mount.
On the Lebanese front, the situation is also frighteningly familiar. Just as
last summer the Palestinians and Hizbullah worked in close coordination, so the
escalation of hostilities along the border with Lebanon this week shows that
their coordination remains high. What is new in the current situation is the
hostile role being played by the Lebanese military, and what this role tells us
about the nature of the coming war.
Last summer many warned Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi
Livni that it would be unwise to allow the Lebanese military to deploy to the
border. To the extent those forces participated in the last war, they did so on
the side of Hizbullah. Lebanese units directed Hizbullah's missile attack
against the INS Hanit. They were similarly involved in identifying targets in
northern Israel for Hizbullah's rocket units. Forty percent of the soldiers and
officers serving in the Lebanese army are Shi'ite and many of them owe their
primary allegiance to Hizbullah.
In spite of these warnings, Olmert and Livni did not merely accept the Lebanese
army's deployment along the border. They insisted on it. And Wednesday night,
when the Lebanese military attacked IDF units operating within sovereign Israel,
those who preached caution were proven right. By insisting that the Lebanese
army deploy along the border, Olmert and Livni effectively enabled Hizbullah's
reassertion of control over south Lebanon.
It should be recalled that the timing of last summer's war was anything but a
coincidence. At the time, Iran ordered Hizbullah to attack Israel two days
before the G-8 summit where the world leaders were poised to condemn Iran for
refusing to cease its uranium enrichment activities, and a week before the
International Atomic Energy Agency was scheduled to refer Iran's nuclear program
to the UN Security Council.
So too, today, the escalation of enemy incitement and operations is anything but
random. On February 21, IAEA inspectors are scheduled to report to the Security
Council that in defiance of Resolution 1737 from two months ago, Iran has not
ceased its uranium enrichment activities. In the wake of this report, the
sanctions set out in the resolution are supposed to be firmly enforced.
On the Iraqi front, hostilities between the US and Iran escalate daily and signs
abound that the much awaited US offensive in Baghdad is about to start. If
successful, the offensive will seriously weaken Iranian proxy forces in that
country and similarly weaken Iran's influence over the Iraqi government.
All in all, a two-front war against Israel would go a long way towards advancing
Iran's interests today.
All of this naturally raises the question: What are Israel's leaders doing as
our enemies prepare for war?
While demanding that Olmert order the IAA to stop its salvage dig at the
Mughrabi Gate, Defense Minister Amir Peretz is preparing to renew his
hostilities against his greatest foes - the Israelis who live in Judea and
Samaria. Last week Peretz ordered the IDF to draw up plans to destroy several
Israeli communities in the areas. As to the Palestinians, Hizbullah and their
state sponsors, Peretz has nothing constructive to say.
For her part, Livni continues to applaud her brilliance in negotiating the
cease-fire agreement last summer under which Hizbullah has rearmed and
reasserted its control over south Lebanon. Then too, Livni continues to act as
the spokeswoman for the Fatah terror organization.
In her joint appearance with British Foreign Minister Margaret Beckett on
Tuesday, Livni said that Israel and Fatah (which she refers to as the "moderates
in the Palestinian Authority"), "are on the same side."
While repeating her vapid mantra distinguishing "moderates" from "extremists,"
Wednesday Livni claimed that the incitement surrounding the Temple Mount is
being carried out by "irresponsible elements" which include "political groups
within Israel and extremist elements outside Israel." As is her practice, Livni
ignored the fact that her "moderate" friend Abbas stands at the center of those
"extremists" inciting for war.
Finally we have Prime Minister Ehud Olmert himself. In his testimony last week
before the Winograd Commission which he appointed to investigate last summer's
war, Olmert continued to insist that Israel won. This being the case, we
oughtn't be concerned about the defeated Hizbullah.
As to the Palestinians, Olmert is now busily preparing for his February 19
meeting with Abbas, the "moderate" terror master, and US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice. He continues to forbid the IDF from striking the burgeoning
terror armies and armories in Gaza and refuses to acknowledge the known fact
that Fatah is supported by Iran.
This week Olmert again tried to lull us into complacency about the ayatollahs'
nuclear weapons program. Speaking to the Conference of Presidents of Major
Jewish American Organizations, Olmert enthused that we have ample time to deal
with the threat and that anyway, the international community including China and
Russia can be counted on to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons through
At this juncture it is worth recalling precisely what was wrong about the Olmert
government's handling of the war last summer. While the Winograd Commission
writes its report, the citizens of Israel should realize that regardless of what
the members of the commission who Olmert appointed say, the war was not merely
or mainly a military failure. The central cause of Israel's defeat was the
incompetence of our political leaders. Specifically, Olmert and Peretz failed to
act to ensure that the IDF achieved the goals they set for it.
Before ordering the IDF to war, Olmert held no discussions regarding the
conditions on the ground, and so did not consider whether the war plans he
approved were relevant to the achievement of his declared goals.
Olmert and Livni failed to grasp the diplomatic opportunities the war created.
Had they been paying attention they would have seen a tangible willingness in
Washington to consider a joint Israeli-American strike against the terror
headquarters and training bases in Syria that serve not only the Palestinians
and Hizbullah, but the insurgents warring against coalition forces in Iraq. The
consequences that such a joint operation would have had on both Israeli-US
relations and on Syrian-Iranian relations would have changed the face of the
region in a dramatic and positive way.
Due to their ignorance of both military and diplomatic affairs, Olmert and
colleagues barred the IDF from conquering south Lebanon and so denied the army
the only means of achieving the goal of ending the missile attacks on northern
Israel and destroying Hizbullah as a fighting force.
When Olmert's, Livni's and Peretz's incompetence last summer is compared to
their current behavior, the unavoidable conclusion is that they have learned
nothing from their experience and so remain incompetent to contend with the
dangers we face today.
And so, as they bumble us into another war while speaking dreamily of their
friends in Mecca, at least Olmert, Livni and Peretz cannot say that they weren't
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Commentary and Perspective
Israel's dominance going into reversal By Rami G. Khouri (Beirut) Daily Star staff
By most measures, it would seem the Israelis are winning the Palestinian-Israeli
war. They control and colonize Arab lands, enjoy military superiority and total
American support, and unilaterally define most diplomatic parameters of the
conflict. Yet this may be a mistaken assessment: The Palestinians and Arabs are
perhaps starting to win some battles, while Israel is losing some of its
dominance. Seven events in the past five months seem to lend credence to this
The first was Hizbullah's ability to fight Israel for 34 days this summer, and
on the 34th day to keep firing hundreds of rockets into Israeli territory.
Morality and political consequences aside, this reflected a truly historic
combination of political will, technical military proficiency, and a capacity to
remain shielded from Israeli, Western and Arab spies and infiltrators. No Arab
party had ever crossed this threshold in the century-long conflict with Zionism
The second event was Israel's (and Washington's) having to accept the August
cease-fire resolution at the United Nations, after the United States had given
Israel weeks of extra warfare to hit Hizbullah. A determined Arab group forced
Israel and the US to accept a political resolution instead of military victory,
and the cease-fire resolution included measures that Israel had previously
always rejected - addressing the occupied Shebaa Farms area in the context of
the Israel-Lebanon conflict, rather than as occupied Syrian land, and specifying
the return or exchange of Israeli and Lebanese prisoners.
Israel quietly dropped its previous position that the two Israeli soldiers
natched by Hizbullah on July 12 had to be returned unconditionally. The
stationing of over 20,000 Lebanese and international troops in Southern Lebanon
has long been an Israeli demand, but also came at a price: limiting Israel's
scope of action in Lebanon and its overflights.
The third noteworthy development was Israel's accepting a cease-fire with the
Palestinians in Gaza in late November, after it had said that it would not end
its attacks and would do anything required to retrieve Israeli soldier Gilad
Shalit, whom Palestinian guerrillas had snatched from an Israeli Army post on
the Gaza-Israel border. The juxtaposition of events in Lebanon and Gaza this
summer was powerfully telling. Israel's once vaunted military prowess and
frightening deterrence failed to stop Lebanese and Palestinian fighters from
abducting three of its soldiers from border areas. Israel's subsequent
severe, savage military attacks and mass punishment of civilian populations
failed to make the Arabs cough up the soldiers. Weeks or months later, Israel
swallowed its words, put away its ultimatums and threats, and accepted
cease-fires in both cases.
The fourth important recent development is that Israel has been unable to stop
the firing of rudimentary Qassam rockets into its southern region by
Palestinian militants. Israeli military might and intelligence capabilities -
along with killing some 400 Palestinians since June - have not stopped
determined young men from firing these rockets into Israel. (In the 4
weeks since a so-called 'cease fire' from end November, 70 Kassam rockets have
been fired on Israel, seriously injuring Israelis and properties, one hitting
near a very sensitive target that could have released poison gases over a city
killing thousands of Israelis - and still Prime Minister Olmert instructs no
retaliation - BibRev edit)
The fifth striking incident occurred in early November, when Israel had pinned
down a group of Palestinian fighters in a mosque in Beit Hanun in northern Gaza,
expecting them to surrender or be killed. Instead, over 200 Palestinian women
broke through the siege, swarmed the mosque, and provided cover for the young
fighters to escape, with two women being killed and a dozen injured. Battle
lines that had been defined by Israeli troops fighting a handful of Palestinian
youths were transformed into the Israeli Army's finding itself helpless - and
defeated - in the face of the Palestinian civilian population.
The sixth incident happened in mid-November, when the Israeli Army telephoned
the home of a Palestinian militant in Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza and warned
the inhabitants to leave the three-story residential building because it was
going to be destroyed. Instead of fleeing as they had usually done, hundreds of
civilians swarmed into the residence, stood on the rooftop, and dared the
Israelis to kill them all. Faced with civilians who no longer feared death, the
mighty Israeli killing machine and its befuddled political leaders suddenly
became much less impressive - for they had lost much of their capacity to
The seventh incident, earlier this week, was Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
Olmert's meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, where it was
announced that Israel would release $100 million of withheld Palestinian tax
revenues and remove some checkpoints in the West Bank. Reversing his previous
refusal to make such gestures or meet with the Palestinians before Shalit was
released, Olmert met, talked and made concessions to the Palestinians with
Shalit nowhere in sight.
History will clarify if these events indeed signify a change in the military or
political balance of power in Arab-Israeli confrontations.
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rise from its current Decline to its
destined Eternal Glory!"
August 15, 2006 - By accepting the
UN Resolution 1701 Cease Fire between Hezbulla and Israel in Lebanon, the weak
and inexperienced, leftist, self delusionist government of Israel has sealed
Israel's first defeat in its modern post-1948 history
However hard Ehud Olmert tries to spin it, the U.N. ceasefire
that began yesterday is a disaster for Israel and for the war on terrorism
generally. With an unprecedented green light from Washington to do whatever
necessary to uproot the Iranian front line against Israel, and with a level of
national unity and willingness to sacrifice unseen here since the 1973 Yom
Kippur War, our leaders squandered weeks restraining the army and fighting a
pretend war. Only in the two days before the ceasefire was the army finally
given the go-ahead to fight a real war.
But, by then, the U.N. resolution had codified the terms of Israel's defeat. The
resolution doesn't require the immediate return of our kidnapped soldiers, but
does urgently place the Shebaa Farms on the international agenda--as if the
Lebanese jihadists fired some 4,000 rockets at the Israeli homefront over the
fate of a bare mountain that the United Nations concluded in 1967 belonged not
to Lebanon but Syria. Worst of all, it once again entrusts the security of
Israel's northern border to the inept unifil. As one outraged TV anchor put it,
Israeli towns were exposed to the worst attacks since the nation's founding, a
million residents of the Galilee fled or sat in shelters for a month, more than
150 Israeli civilians and soldiers were killed along with nearly a thousand
Lebanese--all in order to ensure the return of U.N. peacekeepers to southern
This is a nation whose heart has been broken: by our failure to uproot the
jihadist threat, which will return for another and far more deadly round; by the
economic devastation of the Galilee and of a neighboring land we didn't want to
attack; by the heroism of our soldiers and the hesitations of our politicians;
by the young men buried and crippled in a war we prevented ourselves from
winning; by foreign journalists who can't tell the difference between good and
evil; by European leaders who equate an army that tries to avoid civilian
causalities with a terrorist group that revels in them; by a United Nations that
questions Israel's right to defend itself; and by growing voices on the left who
question Israel's right to exist at all.
At least some of the disasters of the past weeks were self-inflicted. We
forfeited the public relations battle that was, in part, Israel's to lose. How
is it possible that we failed to explain the justness of a war fought against a
genocidal enemy who attacked us across our U.N.-sanctioned international border?
It's hard to remember now, but we began this war with the sympathy of a large
part of the international community. Some Arab leaders, for the first time in
the history of the Middle East conflict, actually blamed other Arabs for
initiating hostilities with Israel. That response came when Israel seemed
determined to defeat Hezbollah; but, as the weeks dragged on and Hezbollah
appeared to be winning, moderate Arabs adjusted accordingly. They didn't switch
sides because we were fighting too assertively but because we weren't fighting
Even before the shooting stopped, the reckoning here had already begun. There
are widespread expectations of dismissals for senior military commanders
who--when finally given the chance to end the Hezbollah threat they had been
warning about for almost 25 years--couldn't implement a creative battle plan.
But demands for accountability won't be confined to the army alone. Journalist
Ari Shavit, who has taken on something of the role of Motti Ashkenazi--the
reservist soldier who led the movement to bring down the government of Golda
Meir and Moshe Dayan after the Yom Kippur War--wrote a front-page article in
Haaretz calling for Olmert's resignation. And that is only the opening shot.
Even Maariv's Ben Caspit, one of Israel's most pro-Olmert journalists, published
an imaginary Olmert speech of apology to the nation. A cartoon in Maariv showed
Olmert as a boy playing with a yo-yo inscribed with israel defense forces. None
of Israel's wars was ever fought with greater micromanagement by a government,
and no government was ever less qualified to manage a war as this one. Just as
the post-Yom Kippur War period destroyed military and political careers and
eventually led to the collapse of the Labor Party's hegemony, so will the
post-Lebanon period end careers and perhaps even the short-lived Kadima Party
A long list of reckonings awaits the Israeli public. There's the scandal of the
government's abandonment of tens of thousands of poor Israelis who lacked the
means to escape the north and were confined for weeks in public shelters, their
needs largely tended to by volunteers. There's the growing bitterness between
Jewish Israelis and Arab Israelis, many of whom supported Hezbollah in a war
most Jews saw as an existential attack on the state. And there's the emergency
need to resurrect the military reserves, which have been so neglected that a
majority of men over 21 don't even serve anymore and those that do tend to feel
Still, in the Jewish calendar, the summer weeks after the fast of the Ninth of
Av, commemorating the destruction of the Temple, are a time of consolation. "Be
consoled, be consoled, my people," we read from the Torah on the Sabbath after
the fast. And so we console ourselves with the substantial achievements of the
people of Israel during this month of war. First, our undiminished capacity for
unity. Second, our middle-class children, with their cell phones, iPods, and
pizza deliveries to their army bases. In intimate combat, they repeatedly bested
Hezbollah fighters, even though the terrorists had the advantage of familiar
terrain. This generation has given us some of Israel's most powerful images of
heroism, like the soldier from a West Bank settlement and father of two young
children who leaped onto a grenade to save his friends, shouting the Shema--the
prayer of God's oneness--just before the grenade exploded. Along with the
recriminations, there will be many medals of valor awarded in the coming weeks.
But the last month's fighting is only one battle in the jihadist war against
Israel's homefront that began with the second intifada in September 2000. Israel
won the first phase of that war, the four years of suicide bombings that lasted
until 2004. Now, in the second phase, we've lost the battle against the rockets.
But the qualities this heartbreak has revealed --unity and sacrifice and faith
in the justness of our cause--will ensure our eventual victory in the next,
inevitable, bitter round. Such is the nature of consolation in Israel in the
summer of 2006
Yossi Klein Halevi is a foreign correspondent for The New Republic
and senior fellow of the Shalem Center in Jerusalem.
The current Middle East stage is set for the
Final cataclysm. An extremist Arab who figures himself as the expected 'Messiah'
of Islam, is in rule in Iran. He will soon have a nuclear device at his disposal
to assist him in fulfilling his threat of "wiping Israel of the map".
Israel's current defeat and its ruler's lame response have made the surrounding
nations smell blood - Jewish blood! Already there are reports that Syria is
massing at its borders. Islamic extremists only know how to pounce on the weak -
as London has just learned from the plot to blow up some 4000 civilians in
mid-air, and as Hezbullah has just proven, fighting their rockets war from
amongst the civilians and targeting Israeli civilians with ball-bearing seeded
rockets which tear the flesh and bodies of Israeli civilians, to maximise pain,
injury and disfigurement.
Israel has failed this round as a result of its leadership weakness - this is
FATAL in the Middle East where the goal of "wiping Israel off the Map" has been
stated over and over - but that the deluded Western culture and Israeli leftist,
anti-Kingdom political rulers refuse to take it serious. The fact that their
illusions about not being attacked by rocket fire have been rudely shattered
thru this latest defeat, still did not wake them up from their perfect-world
It seems that this last stretch of the Way
towards Gog Magog (Armageddon) is not going to be pre-empted by a spiritual
revival of the masses. On the contrary - we are going to face increasing,
hardened opposition against the sanity of the true reality. This Reality is
understood by a small minority of Bible believers only, in and outside of
Israel, who emphatically trust the Divine Promises and who strive to be part of
an elect of 'the God of Israel', Who will set up His Kingdom in Jerusalem. This
will happen when He appears in Power and Glory during the War of Armageddon, to
fight on the side of Israel against the multitude of nations who will be
attacking Jerusalem. (Zechariah 14, Ezekiel 37 & 38).
As a prelude to this Coming Final War of
Wars, it seems that God is preparing His elect by humbling them - in order that
they would trust in Him and Him alone. Prophetic Scripture is clear, that
YHVH the God of Israel Alone will be venerated in this Final Cataclysm - to the
acknowledgement of every being on earth - "every knee shall bow to Him", yes,
even those who now oppose His Purpose on earth.
To His righteous followers living in the Land
of Promise, in expectation of the Coming of His Kingdom, this means:
- NO invincible IDF (Israel Defence
- NO imposing
political or even religious leaders
- NO inconquerable nation (but one
we have to hang our heads in shame for at the moment, for supporting
this insane UN Peace Treaty, i.e. 24 - 0 Knesset approval and 70%
approval by the Israeli nation according to a poll!)
- NO solution on the horizon of
someone who can fill this gap, or a nation that will wholeheartedly seek
the shelter of God!
JUST the Guardian God of Israel to
What a precious Place to be!
To anyone who at this time of Israel's defeat,
wishes to revel in its downfall, take note: The Creator God of Israel will
discipline Israel, but NEVER forsake her!" READ:
Yesterday, Israeli police chief Moshe Karadi, speaking on Israel
television, said that he would not rule out using weapons during the
planned expulsion of Hebron families from the Mitzpe Shalhevet
neighborhood (of Hebron).
In reaction, a group of over 50 Hebron schoolchildren traveled to
Jerusalem this morning and protested outside the police headquarters
wearing bull's-eye targets saying, "Karadi Shoot Me." Hebron leader
Noam Arnon told journalists, "Karadi said he would shoot us, so we
decided to make his life easier for him – we brought the children
here – why should he have to trouble himself to come to Hebron to
"Today, the problem is Olmert. Rather than fight terror, he has
declared war on Jews, most particularly those of us living in Judea
and Samaria. One of this first stops is Hebron."
When the children arrived and lined up on the street outside the
headquarters, a security agent appeared opposite them, carrying two
weapons: an Uzi-gun, slung over his shoulder, and a drawn Gluck 9mm
pistol in his hand. A bystander standing at a bus stop told one of
the Hebron participants: "I am here every day. Arab buses and Arab
pedestrians use this road all the time, yet I've never seen a
policeman here before. And this, an agent with his gun drawn…?"
According to media reports, the government plans on implementing the
expulsion next week, following the Arab elections on Wednesday.
Wednesday night ushered in a new era in Israel's political history. Sharon's massive cerebral
Wednesday night spelled the end of his political career. Sharon will never
return to lead the State of Israel. He will never make a full recovery. (Dec.
2006 - one year after, he is still unconscious).
Without a doubt, the greatest challenge facing the State of Israel today
is Iran's nuclear weapons program.
Until Wednesday night, the rumour-mill running between Jerusalem,
Washington and the capital cities of Europe was full of reports that
Sharon planned to order an Israeli attack against Iran's nuclear
installations just before our general elections at the end of March.
There can be no room for doubt. The need to conduct a military strike
against Iran's nuclear program increases with each passing day.
Israel's experience, like the experience of the Jewish people
throughout its history, has taught that such anti-Semites seek out
opportunities to use their acquired means to kill Jews. And now,
against the increasingly tangible threat that Iran will soon
acquire nuclear capabilities, Israel finds itself in an election
season marked by political uncertainty and instability.
Even in the absence of domestic political chaos, any Israeli
plan to attack Iran's nuclear facilities is today hampered by
two things. First, the anti-Semitism that is endemic in the
Iranian regime is equally endemic throughout the entire Muslim
and Arab world. Were Iran to carry out tomorrow President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's promise to complete Hitler's work, such an
act would no doubt be met with glee throughout the Arab and
As well, Iran has been able to advance its nuclear weapons
program in large pa! rt due to the vast increase in
anti-Semitic sentiments throughout the Western world. Over the
past five years, the notion that there is something acceptable
about murdering Jews and seeking to destroy Israel has met
with increasing acceptance among large swathes of European
society and the ranks of the international Left. Today, as
Israel enters the post-Sharon era, it is hindered by
unprecedented diplomatic weakness, largely as a result of the
prevalence of Western anti-Semitism and its concomitant demand
that Israel do all it can to appease its enemies.
The genocidal anti-Semitism that lies at the root of
Iran's quest to destroy Israel with nuclear weapons is
also the source of Palestinian-led terror war against
Israel. Yet, unlike the case of Iran, whose wherewithal to
match its desire to destroy Israel with actual military
capabilities has been uninfluenced by Israeli actions, the
Palestinians' terror capabilities have been vastly
expanded as a direct result of Israeli policies.
Today, as the Palestinian Authority has ceased to
operate in any coherent manner; as the Egyptian border
with Gaza has been open for terror traffic for three
months; and as Hamas has emerged as the most prevalent
force in Palestinian politics and society, it is
impossible to deny that Sharon's decision to withdraw
Israeli forces from Gaza and northern Samaria has vastly
empowered Palestinian terrorists. Today the Gaza Strip
has become one of the most active and dangerous bases
for jihadi terrorism in the world.
And yet, the rapid transformation of Gaza into the
most active terror base in the Arab world has not led to
calls by the international community, led by Washington
for Israel to take the military measures necessary to
destroy the emerging threat. To the contrary: The
international community, led by the Bush Administration,
has greeted Gaza's mutation into what Palestinians refer
to as a new Somalia, and what for Israelis and
Westerners in general is more comparable to Taliban
ruled Afghanistan, with ever more strident demands for
continued Israeli appeasement of Palestinian terrorists.
Amid the threat now constituted by Gaza and the
rising chaos in Palestinian society generally, ... Israel's defense and diplomatic establishments have no
answers to give. Israel has no coherent policy to
speak of for dealing with the acquisition of Strella
anti-aircraft missiles or Katyusha missiles by
Palestinian terrorists in Gaza. It has no policy for
contending with the fact that Al Qaida has now
become an actor in the Palestinian areas and in
south Lebanon. It has no effective policy for
dealing with the repeated attacks against its vital
infrastructures in Ashkelon having now transferred their newfound
capabilities from Gaza to Judea and Samaria.
Israel's security brass has no policy for contending
with the manifest links between the Iranian regime
and Palestinian terror groups.
In a transcript published by MEMRI, Farahat,
who justified the murder of all Israelis
everywhere as a legitimate means of jihad,
spelled out what "peace" with the Jews means
for Hamas. For her, "Peace means the
liberation of all of Palestine, from the
[Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] Sea.
When this is accomplished - if they want
peace, we will be ready. They may live under
the banner of the Islamic state. That is the
future of Palestine that we are striving
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The young Israeli
soldier, cowering under frenzied Arab blows in an automobile before running for
his life (3Dec 1998), is Israel in microcosm. Reviving a painful historic image
that Jewish sovereignty should have expunged forever - the image of the
vulnerable Jew, stooped-over, beaten and weak - this event finally revealed the
full horror of what Israel has done to itself. Crippled by Oslo and
humiliated by Wye, the self-defeating Jewish State has now managed to set back
the Jewish People two-thousand years.
Israel now makes
us ashamed! Unlike the Holocaust, when unarmed and
stateless Jews were altogether powerless and driven into slavery by
overwhelmingly superior armed forces, the current situation is one where a
militarily powerful Jewish State chooses slavery.
Mayara, 19, cowering under frenzied Arab blows, did nothing
wrong. The real point is not that he should have fired his weapon, but
that he had already been rendered impotent by his own government. Newly
recruited to a Jewish army whose generals now work assiduously at formalizing
national defeat, he could hardly have been expected to stand up to his
tormentors. Newly oriented by his commanders to behaving like a Jewish
slave, he acted exactly as one would now expect of an Israeli soldier.
LOUIS RENE BERES (Ph.D., Princeton) lectures
and publishes widely on Israelisecurity matters. e-mail email@example.com
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THE LEBANON WITHDRAWAL
Israel on the run while
the US tightens noose 24 May 2000
HEZBULLAH GAINS FREE ISRAELI ARMOUR AFTER
ISRAEL'S HASTY WITHDRAWAL FROM LEBANON
On 24 May
2000, in a surprise move, Israeli Forces withdrew within 24 hours from its
self declared Security zone in Southern Lebanon. This was done in the
framework of United Nations Security Council Resolution 425 and under pressure
of the USA and Pres. Clinton.
Considerable quantities of heavy weapons were
left behind as no arrangements were provided for in Israel's flash withdrawal,
to either take or provide for the destruction of tanks, cannons, electronic and
other equipment used by the SLA - the Christian Lebanese forces which supported
the Israeli forces during its 20 year occupation. The invading Hizbullah
terrorist forces immediately filled the vacuum and occupied abandoned SLA/Israeli
positions. Israel's 'grant' to them of tanks,
130 mm. artillery pieces and other equipment left behind in the rush, will now
enable Hizballah to easily shell Israel's Haifa oil refineries 27 KM. away.
Millions of dollars in equipment and weapons,
unable to cross through Hezballah lines back into Israel, were destroyed
by Israeli jets which bombed their own installations after the withdrawal.
The Judean Voice News reported as follows on the
Israeli pull-out from Lebanon:
"Barak, Israel's celebrated war hero, has succeeded in completely
destroying any last drop of deterrent factor that the Israeli Defense Forces
once had, in a matter of months. For the first time in Israeli
history, Israel lost and surrendered in war. 600 Hezbollah terrorists succeeded
in bringing Israel to their heals and forced the mighty IDF to run away, in the
middle of the night with their tail between their legs. The Lebanon surrender
will go down in history as the biggest blunder in Jewish history. Just as the
world remembers the IDF encircling the Egyptian 3rd army in the Yom Kippur War,
they will now have a similar memory. Only this time, it was not Israel
encircling Egypt's finest, but Israel allowing the Hizballah to encircle her own
troops, SLA installations and Northern Israel. It boils the blood of any
Jew with an ounce of pride to see the IDF soldiers running away like mice.
2 YEARS AFTER - ISRAELI CHIEF OF
STAFF COMMENTS ON THE AFFECT OF ISRAEL'S WITHDRAWAL FROM LEBANON
August 2002 - IDF Chief of
Staff Moshe Ya'alon, in an interview, was asked:
"Do you think the
withdrawal from Lebanon was a mistake?"
"Today the withdrawal from Lebanon is perceived in
the region as the major success of the export of the Islamic revolution. That is
why it has a strategic price. It had implications for the Palestinian arena and
in the long run, it also has implications with regard to the Syrians. It greatly
reinforces the theory of the spider web (i.e. Israel giving the impression of
intricate power, but being a soft taget after all)."
nearly 20 years, the feeling developed in the Middle East that even though the
Israeli army is strong, the unwillingness of the Israeli society to make
sacrifices is creating a strategic Achilles' heel."
ISRAEL'S BETRAYAL OF
ALLIED SLA IN LEBANON
Ariel Sharon, after his
visit to the Refugee center of the Lebanese Christian SLA fighters who were
forced to leave Lebanon at the time of the hasty Israeli withdrawal, had
this to say:
"I walked among them. I saw a veteran Christian
fighter whom I first met many years ago in Lebanon. He clung to me, crying "What
have you done to us? We fought at your side for 25 years." I had no words for
him. I was ashamed.
Zo Artzeinu, a rightist Israeli movement,
held a protest demonstration at one of these refugee centers, expressing shame
over the treatment of SLA.
"Jews do not forsake their allies!", they
"As sons of the Jewish People we express our
disgust and embarrassment by the way that the State of Israel betrayed her ally
"We cry out: This evil was not done in our name.
"It is not the way of the Nation of Israel to
'use and dispose' friends who helped us, and struggled with us with their sweat
and blood. Today we face them in shame, with heads bowed.
Because the Government of Israel betrayed the soldiers of the SLA.
"We warn that the disintegration of the SLA is
basically a process of our own moral and existential disintegration. The
pictures of the refugees from the South may, in the future, become
pictures of us if we continue on the path of betraying our values and run from
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There have been two major stages in modern
Israel’s development: Construction – the building of the State and Destruction –
the tearing down of the state. What follows is a brief description of these
A Roman legionnaire stands on a hill
overlooking Jerusalem. He watches the city burn and proclaims proudly,
"Judea capta est" Judea is destroyed. It will never rise again. Rome's
rulers even decreed a change of name for Judea. Henceforth it would be named
after the Philistines (or Palestine) and the Jewish connection would be
Yet, like the legendary Phoenix, rising from
the ashes of its own destruction, the new nation of Israel burst onto the
international scene in 1948, with the lusty cry of a newborn infant, yearning
to breathe free. Five Arab armies rushed to invade Israel and crush the life
from the new Jewish State. With unbelievable bravery and heroism the new state
survived. Six thousand of its young defenders gave their lives that Israel
In blood and fire was Israel born, and on a
hot anvil was she forged. Her youth understood that life in the new Jewish
homeland would require sacrifice. With stories of burning flesh from the ovens
of Auschwitz embedded deep in their psyches, the young Israeli soldiers fought
with the firm conviction that there was "no alternative" (ein brera).
The history of the modern State of Israel can be
divided into two stages. The first began with Theodore Herzl’s convening of the
First Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland in 1897. Herzl proclaimed
prophetically that their would be Jewish State in 50 years: “If you will
it, it need not be a dream.” In the half century that followed, with
blood sweat and tears, a modern Jewish State was born.
Israel prospered as millions of new immigrants
returned to their homeland. Displaced persons from Europe, survivors of the
Holocaust, were reborn as proud citizens of a proud Zionist State. Jews from
Arab lands, expelled from their homes of over a thousand years were welcomed in
an Israel yet to be built. Jews from Russia, Ethiopia, Europe and the Americas
joined the exotic mixture that makes up the Jewish State’s vibrant character.
In 1967 Israel fought and won
an impossible war of survival and miraculously, after just 6 days, Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and Gaza
were returned to their rightful owner. The covenant with Abraham had been
fulfilled. Genesis 15:17-18. Some Israelis, and many liberal/left
intellectuals from the West were disconcerted by Israel’s great victory. They
loved the Jews as victims and could not appreciate them as victors.
following the Six Day War was the beginning of the second stage that I
call the deconstruction of Israel. This period marked the rise of the
post-Zionists and historical revisionists. There was, indeed, also a surge of
Zionist messianic fervor following the Six Day War. Unfortunately the Left
managed to persevere and infiltrate the universities, schools, media, judiciary,
and military of Israel. Over a 25 year period they were able to destroy most
Zionist principles and destroy the nation’s patriotism.
In rapid succession, a series of events turned
the deconstruction from a gradual drift to a sickening free fall. Those events
1. 1987 -- Intifada & Loss of Deterrence
The Israeli government lacked the will to put
down the revolt decisively. The Israeli Defense Forces were defeated by 12 year
old Arab boys. It is important to note that the world media used this conflict
to slander Israel and create a myth of David (Arab) versus Goliath (Israel).
presented Israel with a new challenge. It was a new kind of war, but with the
same aim of driving the Israelis out of their country. The Israelis fought the intifada with many handicaps, not the least of which were their own rules of
conduct. Israeli soldiers failed to cope with attacks by teenage Arab boys. In
the course of several years, the Arabs learned that the soldiers would not
aggressively retaliate for their attacks. They became emboldened.
THE LESSON: What seemed like moderation and
civilized behavior to Israelis was seen as brutality by the West and weakness
by the Arabs . The failure to learn this lesson still continues.
2. 1990-91 -- Persian Gulf War & Loss of
The failure to retaliate against Iraq for its
SCUD attacks greatly weakened Israel’s policy of deterrence. All the world saw
Israelis cowering in their sealed rooms. The Arabs loved the sight and it
emboldened the Palestinian Arabs. More serious damage was done to the Israelis
psyche. From a proud macho national image, was born a new vulnerable, dependent
(on America), ghetto mentality. The Israeli public was “tired of fighting” and
felt they could not cope with the new threats to their survival. The looked for
a new peaceful solution.
3. 1993 – Oslo Accords: The movement
toward destruction speeds up
The Israelis had always yearned for peace.
Shimon Peres, Yossi Beilin and others secretly negotiated the Oslo Accords,
which created a Palestinian State. Israelis were told that this was a “peace”
agreement, but they soon found out that it would lead to more death and
destruction. Eventually they would learn of its fatal consequences in strategic
territory, water and the surrender of its Holy Places. Oslo set in motion the
following negative forces:
Creation of a new political entity which
claimed Israeli territory, water and history as its own
Cast in doubt Jewish rights to Israel
Put Israel’s capitol, Jerusalem, up for
Placed Arab refugee return and compensation
up for negotiation
Created terrorist safe havens in all PA
Created terrorist passageways across Israeli
Israel became a collaborator and promoter of
Palestinian terrorism and gave a lesson to future terrorists that if they just
kill enough people over a long period of time they could become successful.
Israel is giving up the strategic territory
that protects it and has allowed a hostile army to develop in its very
There is much more, but you get the picture.
Here are the benefits that Israel received as a
result of its participation in Oslo: 0(zero)
Israel did not get peace,
cooperation, good neighbors, an end to anti-Semitic incitement, security, etc....they got nothing!!
THE BOTTOM LINE
The process that is going on now is nothing less
than the destruction of the State of Israel. Everything that is happening
strengthens the Arab claim to Eretz Yisrael. Nothing helps Israel.
The truth, which many find inconvenient, is that
the Land of Israel was promised by G-d to Abraham and his seed in
perpetuity. The Land of Israel is not speculative real estate to be
bartered away for some high sounding false promise of peace. The hills and
valleys of Judea and Samaria contain the collective memory of the Jewish people.
It was here that the Israelites first entered the Holy Land. And it was
here they fought the battles, built the towns, elected their kings and were
preached to by their prophets and judges. And it was on this soil that they
wrote the Holy Scriptures we call our Bible.
The Israeli governments of Rabin, Peres,
Netanyahu, and Barak are transitory. They hold office for a few years and then
pass into history. G-d’s covenant with Abraham is eternal. Israel
holds these lands as a sacred trust for the Jewish people for all time. It would
not only be sinful, but also criminal, to abuse that trust by denying future
generations of Jews their Holy Land----Land of their fathers; the one
tiny spot on planet earth given to them by God.
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THE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE OF ISRAEL'S
- A COMMENTARY BY
As "God's SIGN to the
nations", the Bible is brimful with recorded history of Israel through
repeated cycles of their national advance and subsequent decline, prosperity and
doom, Blessing and Curse - all measured and 'earned' according to the Divine
Mandate, based on this nation's reliance upon and dedication to the Divine
Requirements which have been set upon them as an exemplary 'model' to the
nations of the world.
Today, we witness once
more a repeat of this Cycle in Israel's history. After the heroic
conquests of this 'reborn' nation, and their miraculous resettling in their
ancient Homeland after 2000 years of world-wide dispersion and international
persecution, the nationhood of Israel has over the last 30 years been in
ever steepening decline.
For the first time in
Israel's modern history, the once mighty army of Israel had to virtually
'run for their lives' under the cover of darkness in chaotic fashion, leaving
behind them heavy armour and electronic equipment. This humiliating historic
episode took place on 24 May 2000, when, in a surprise move, Israeli
Forces withdrew within 24 hours from its self declared Security zone in Southern
Lebanon. While bringing great joy to the invading Terrorist forces of Israel's
enemy, both the Prime Minister and the self-despising leftist section of
the Israeli nation regards this humiliating military withdrawal as a 'plus
factor for Peace' while they prepare to surrender further sections of "The
Divinely Promised Land" to Palestinian claimants who have neither a registered
historic right, nor a Divinely Promised Biblical Right to this 'Holy
therefore, in the War with Hizbullah terrorist forces in Lebanon, July/August
2006, in a 34-day war, which saw 200+ rockets rain daily on Israel cities,
Israel failed to stop the rockets and lost their first war in modern Israel's
history! Now facing a nuclear threat by Iran, with a determined mad-man
Ahmadinejad, promising Israel's total extinction, and ruled by the worst inept
government in Israel's entire history, under the incompetent 3-some leadership
of Olmert. Livni & Peretz (PM, foreign affairs & defense), the End of Days as
predicted in the Bible, are no doubt at hand!
There is a harsh Warning
for the whole world (including Israel), inherent in the national decline
of Israel, for turning the back on God and His Promises. This Divine
Admonition stands recorded in the very Oracles of God which He mandated to them,
to carry throughout time and the world, and we quote:
"For failing to serve YHVH your God in the Joy and
Happiness that come from an abundance in all things, you will submit to the
enemies that YHVH will send against you, in hunger, thirst, nakedness, utter
destitution. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until you perish."
"YHVH will have you defeated in front of your enemies; you will come at
them by one way and flee before them by seven."
"All these Curses will ... pursue you and overtake you until you perish for not
obeying the Voice of YHVH your God, by keeping those Commandments and Laws of
His which He had enjoined on you. They will be a Sign and a Wonder over
you and your descendants for ever."
For those readers who may
still doubt whether this is applicable today, notice the clear warnings
enshrined in these very same ancient Scriptures, 2500 years ahead of time,
concerning Israel's suffering during Hitler's Holocaust during W.War 2
verse 63 - 67
"For not obeying the Voice of YHVH your God ... you will
be torn from the Land (the world wide Diaspora
through the last 2000 years) YHVH will scatter you
among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other ... Among these
nations there will be no repose for you, no rest for the sole of your foot ...
YHVH will give you a quaking heart, weary eyes, halting breath. Your life
from the outset will be a burden to you. Night and day you will go in
fear, uncertain of your life. In the morning you will say, 'How I wish it
were evening!' - and in the evening, 'How I wish it were morning!' Such
terror will grip your heart, such sight your eyes will see.'"
History undeniably records
the persecution of Jews throughout these 2000 years, strewn amongst the nations
- pogroms, inquisitions, persecution - culminating in the Holocaust under the
human butcher, Hitler.
But, just as the Biblical
record relates how time and time again, Israel, having turned back to YHVH
during times of persecution, would be raised again, like the Phoenix,
rising to great Glory from the ashes of destruction - so, after the greatest
persecution imaginable, Israel rose again - this time, miraculously, restored on
the soil of their ancient Homeland! Virtually 'crawling' Home from the
slaughter camps of Israel, within years, the Reborn State of Israel was
declared in May 1948. For a nation rising from the ruins of their
devastated Homeland, Miracles were daily routine - the Desert was toiled and
turned to blossom, as predicted in ancient Biblical Prophecy. Surrounded
by enemies on all flanks of their Land, miraculous victories were attained
by an elite army which, in the early sixties, were acclaimed invincible!
Then, the tide started
changing again - downhill: militarily, culturally, religiously while the
Reborn Country took its place of leadership amongst the world's most
technologically advanced nations.
As BIBLE REVELATIONS
understand Prophetic Scripture, the bottom of the barrel has not yet been
reached. That will probably occur when Jerusalem is bartered to
'strangers' for the sake of a perceived 'Peace'. And this Time is now fast
closing in on us! This Time setting is unique in the following aspects:
The Palestinian's Battle for
Jerusalem, the Al Aqsa Intifada, has started exactly at the time of
the season of the Jewish Biblical Feast of Trumpets, Sept. 2000 - the
Prophetically destined season for the Time of Restitution;
- It falls in the final year of the 6000 year period
which, according to ancient Rabbinical interpretation, was destined for the
Dispensation preceding the Messianic Kingdom Age;
- It is the culmination point for an international
onslaught on the disputed Right of Jewish ownership to, and jurisdiction over
Jerusalem and 'the Holy Land'.
- the 'Battle for Jerusalem' seems to hold the flint which
could ignite an all-nation nuclear or bio-chemical holocaust, as predicted by
ancient Biblical Prophecy.
Where would that place
Israel on the Cycle of Rise and Fall?
Scripture leaves us in no
doubt as to the outcome of this Battle of the Ages:
Ezek 20:33 - 44
"As I live, I swear it - it is the Lord YHVH Who
speaks - I am the One Who will reign over you ... I will bring you out from the
nations and gather you together from foreign countries amongst which you had
been scattered. I will lead you into the Desert of the Nations
(Judgment Day for the nations? - Joel 4:2)
and condemn you to your face ...
but, continue reading! ... (verse 39)
"... Go on, all of you, worship your idols, but I swear
that you will hear Me in the end! You will stop profaning My Holy Name... For on
My Holy Mountain, on the high mountain of Israel - it is the Lord YHVH Who
speaks - is where the whole House of Israel, resettled in the Country, will
worship Me. There I will welcome you ... like an appeasing fragrance, when I
bring you out from among the nations. I mean to gather you together from
the foreign countries in which you had been scattered. Through you I
intend to display My Holiness for all the nations to see. And you will
learn that I am YHVH when I bring you back to the soil of Israel, to the Land
which I solemnly swore to give to your fathers ... Then you will learn that I am
YHVH, when I treat you as respect for My own Name requires, and not as your
wicked behaviour and corrupt actions deserve."
The rest of this amazing
chapter reviews the millennia long history of this nation which has intrigued
the other nations, resulting in their scorn and condemnation. It reviews the
continuous Rise and Fall Cycle of this amazing nation which had been Divinely
selected to serve as the Sign Piece of the Creator God - of Blessing and Curse,
of exaltation and degradation, but always ending in the Divine Oath so often
repeated in this chapter 20 of the prophet Ezekiel:
"I resolved to discharge My Anger on them and exhaust My
Fury against them, but respect for My Name's sake, kept Me from allowing
it to be profaned in the opinion of the nations under who's eyes I had brought
them out, for I had given them My Word, that in the sight of those nations, I
would lead My People out."
Can He ever break His
Nations - take heed!
Claimants on Jerusalem and on the Land promised to Israel - take note!
Subject yourselves before He pours out His anger on the nations surrounding
Jerusalem in that Great Battle of Gog and Magog - the Final War of Armageddon -
on that Last Great Day which now seems so imminent!
Resurrection of Israel - The history of Israel since antiquity,
revolves from Times of national decline to Times of national ecstasy. The
current Time of "Jacob's Trouble" facing this invincible nation, is now turning
the Tide to what may become the Final Interlude before the establishment of the
Glory of the God of Israel through this nation!
"The Coming Middle
Jerusalem and the Holy Temple Mount is
the flint that will ignite the Middle East into the much feared and Biblically
prophesied Doomsday War of Gog and Magog, or Armageddon, as it is referred to by
military strategists of the world.
"Declaring War on God"
- Any non-Israeli power today, claiming rights over
Jerusalem, or accusing Israel of having designs on world domination
(Illuminati), simply do not conform with the Divine Mandate of God, and are
direct challenges against the Plan of God for Jerusalem and all Mankind.
This confrontation with God will culminate in the Final War of Gog and Magog
(War of Armageddon), as foretold, 3000 years in advance, in the Bible.