a Trumpet in Zion, and
sound an alarm on My
Holy Mountain !
Let all who live in the
for the Day of the LORD
surely it is near!”
The Middle East in turmoil
and reformers are in a fight to the death with the Muslim Brotherhood. The Sinai has
become a new battle ground.
embroiled in a civil war that has already slain 100,000 people. Iran,
Hizbullah and RUSSIA are
aiding the Assad regime, while
Arab nations and the West support the anti-Assad forces.
its pursuit of nuclear weapons and should have nuclear-loaded missiles ready
within a year. The threats against ISRAEL from
Syria, Hizbullah and Iran are increasing, and the Golan Heights are becoming
a renewed launching site to attack the Jewish state.
Militants in Iraq have
killed more than 4,000 people so far this year, more than 800 of them in
July alone, according to the aptly named Iraq
being surrounded by hot spots that could have
impact on its land and holy
city. But more than the
regional Middle East threats, Israel has
been cajoled into accepting dangerous demands in an effort to restart
“peace” talks with the Palestinians.
While the world burns, US Secretary
of State John Kerry's
Key focus seems to be on the
conflict. Facing pressure
from the Obama administration again, Israel has agreed to join the renewed
PM Netanyahu rejected Palestinian
demands to withdraw from "occupied" lands, and freeze new "settlement"
building, but he surrendered to
the demands to release 104 Palestinian prisoners, most of them convicted of
murdering Israeli civilians in terrorist acts. He agreed to release them" in
stages" and "in accordance with the circumstances of the progress" in the
In spite of much evidence that shows
no Israeli-Palestinian conflict has ever ended through Israeli con-cessions
and prisoner releases, Kerry continues to pursue what hasn't worked and
can't work, given the ideological and religious motivations of the
Palestinian side. Some observers are asking, is it because the US
administration has no foreign policy, and that pressuring Israel is as close
as it can get to a policy success?
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN PEACE TALKS BEGIN
WITH A 9-MONTH
TIMELINE FOR NEGOTIATIONS
JULY 29/13. Under
the whip of John Kerry who has
made 6 trips to the region in the
last few months to press the Israelis and
Palestinians toembrace peace efforts,
both parties conceded to the US-brokered talks which began in Washington.
The parties set a nine-month timeline for the final-status negotiations.
While Mr Netanyahu agreed to release
the 104 Palestinian prisoners, he did not concede to Mr Abbas's two main
demands to restart the peace process.
These included a complete freeze of
Jewish construction in disputed territories, and the recognition that
Israel's borders before the 1967 war, (with land-swapping where necessary),
would form the baseline for the negotiations. US officials, however, said
the Israelis are expected to restrain any significant building in the West
Bank and East Jerusalem while the talks are under way.
The Palestinians, for their part,
pledged not to take any steps in the coming months to seek statehood through
the UN General Assembly or other international bodies.
ALL ISSUES ON THE
Times of Israel says:
“According to Kerry, all of the final-status issues, all
of the core issues, and all other issues are on the table for negotiation." That
means that, whether the talks lead to an agreement or not, at the very least the
two sides will be forced to lay out their plans and options on the table.
Once and for all, the Palestinians
will have to reveal whether they are ready to recognize Israel as a Jewish
state (a key Israeli demand, for which it has the backing of the US), and
whether the Palestinian state will be willing to accept Jewish settlers who
wish to remain in their West Bank homes.
(Mahmoud Abbas was
in Cairo on July 29, where he laid out his vision for a final-status
agreement with Israel. The Palestinian leader said that no
Israeli settlers or soldiers could
remain in a future Palestinian state. He also said that Palestinians deem
illegal all Israeli settlement building in the West Bank.)
On the Israeli side, Binyamin
Netanyahu will have to come out of his shell and present a map showing how
he envisions the contours of a future state of Palestine. So far, Netanyahu
has shied away from revealing his take on the question of borders, but now
that might no longer be possible. He will likely be roasted at home, but if
he wants to be taken seriously in Washington, his border proposal will have
to be based, more or less, on the 1967 lines, with land swaps to allow
Israel to annex the major settlement blocs.
Netanyahu will also have to talk
about the division of Jerusalem, a notion he has fought throughout his
political career. It is unclear whether he will budge on these issues, but
he will be forced to negotiate. In other words, the
integrity of Jerusalem, "Israel's eternal, undivided capital," is no longer
But that's pretty much all anyone
knows about the content and the structure of the negotiations. The parties
agreed to not divulge anything concrete about the talks.
Mid-East diplomats and analysts
remained cautious about any major breakthrough in the coming months,
considering the contentious domestic political environments faced by Mr
Netanyahu and Mr Abbas within their own governments and societies.
OBAMA COMMITS TO
ACTION ON IRAN
IN RETURN FOR
The US administration, it seems, was
desperate to restart the Israel-Palestinian negotiations in order to claim
some foreign policy success after its dismal record in Egypt, Syria, Iraq
President Barack Obama gave a
commitment to Binyamin Netanyahu, to take action “in the coming months”
regarding the Iranian nuclear threat, in exchange for Israel's agreement to
renew “peace talks” with the Palestinian Authority (PA), a security source
told Arutz Sheva.
The source said, however, that Obama
did not reach a specific agreement
with Netanyahu, but gave only a general commitment. Netanyahu's agreement to
release terrorist murderers from Israeli jails appears to derive from the
months, Obama has been dragging out the process of reaching a decision on a
strike in Iran that would damage its nuclear weapons program. This
indecision has affected Israel, too, since even a unilateral Israeli strike
will require full co-operation from the US and Saudi Arabia. -
JERUSALEM NOW ON
John Kerry announced that Netanyahu
and Abbas had reached an agreement that would provide a basis for final
status negotiations; which
includes discussing the status of Jerusalem.
There has been a great deal of
outrage to this development, in Israel, and amongst friends of Israel
ynetnews.com declared: “It
is disgraceful that the US, Israel's best ally and friend, has
never recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital even
though it recognizes the claimed capitals of numerous brutal dictatorships
and enemy nations.
“It is also
shameful that the Europeans still call the eastern part of Jerusalem a
‘settlement’ and part of the ‘occupied territories’ when that part of the
city was the location of the capital city of ancient Israeli kingdoms for
over 1000 years and was home to Judaism's two Holy Temples.”
(Israel’s fatal mistake in 1967,
when Israel defeated Egypt, Jordan and Syria, and captured Jerusalem, was
its failure to take full control of the Temple Mount.)
“But the ultimate
shame for the distorted world
view of Jerusalem is on successive Israeli
governments, starting with Rabin and Peres, who agreed to put Jerusalem
on the negotiation table as a final status issue of the Oslo Agreement,
thus, giving legitimacy to the Arabs' revisionist history of lies and myths
that Jerusalem was ever the capital of an Arab state.”
strictly commanded Moses: “The
land shall never ever be sold, for the land is Mine; for you are
but strangers and
settlers with Me.”(Leviticus 25:23)
will gather all the nations, and bring them down to the valley of
Y'hoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them on behalf of
My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the
nations; and they have
divided My land." (Joel
Unfortunately modern Israel has
compromised on obedience to God’s commands.
And now Binyamin Netanyahu seems to
have given in to Obama at the worse time, when the Middle East is more
unstable and dangerous than ever.
Jerusalem on the negotiating table without
setting red lines first, will
guarantee its division.
When Abbas demanded, as a
precondition to reviving talks, that Israel release prisoners with Jewish
blood on their hands and that Israel agree to start negotiations on the
basis of the 1967 borders, Israel should have demanded that Jerusalem will
never be physically divided again and the Temple Mount will always stay
under Israel sovereignty.
Israel is now reaping sour fruits
of its own confused past actions and decisions regarding their capital city
Historically, Jerusalem has only
been the capital of a Jewish
state. And for thousands of
years Jews swore not to forget her.
The European Union, for example, on
July 17 issued a new directive that its bodies and member nations will no
longer be a party to any economic, social or academic cooperation and
agreements with Israeli institutions operating beyond the pre- 1967 borders,
which includes Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem.
Thus the EU is in effect demanding
that Israel deny any rights to the Western Wall or the Jewish Quarter of the
Old City and erect a border in
the middle of Jerusalem, which
has been the Jewish capital much longer than any city has been the capital
of any European nation.
EUROPE WAGES WAR ON ISRAEL
By Caroline B. Glick
In mid-July, the EU took three steps
that together prove Europe's ill-intentions towards the Jewish state.
First, the EU announced it is
imposing economic sanctions on Israel.
The sanctions deny EU funds to
Israeli entities with an address beyond the 1949 armistice lines. They also
deny EU funds to Israeli entities countrywide that carry out activities
beyond the 1949 armistice lines.
The areas beyond the 1949 armistice
lines delineated by the EU directive include the Gaza Strip, which Israel
abandoned eight years ago; the Golan Heights, which has been under Israeli
sovereignty since 1981; eastern, northern, and southern Jerusalem, which
have been under Israeli sovereignty since 1967; and Judea and Samaria, over
which Israel has shared governance with the PLO since 1994 in accordance
with signed agreements witnessed by EU representatives.
The EU's second action was the
publication of EU foreign policy commissioner Catherine Ashton's letter to
her fellow commissioners informing them that by the end of the year, the EU
will publish binding requirements for specially labelling Israeli goods
produced by Jews beyond the 1949 armistice lines and exported to EU member
This act is potentially more
damaging for Israel than the ban on transferring EU monies to Israeli
entities with "bad" addresses. Labelling Israeli products is a means of
signalling European consumers that they should view all Israeli exports as
morally inferior to other goods, and wage a consumer boycott of Israeli
products. Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius described the
labelling as an alternative to a broader boycott of all Israeli goods.
The EU's third act was its
decision to define Hizbullah's "military
wing" as a terrorist
organization, but leave all the other Hizbullah-related institutions
While the move has been applauded
by Israeli politicians desperate to deny Europe's animosity, Europe's partial designation
of Hizbullah as a terrorist entity is another act of aggression against
By pretending that Hizbullah has a
legitimate "political wing" - a transparent lie that even Hizbullah has
denied - the EU ensures that Hizbullah personnel and Hizbullah institutions
can continue to find safe haven in Europe so long as they avoid attacking
non-Jewish Europeans. Hizbullah agents can continue raising money, planning
attacks, and recruiting terrorists in Europe, as long as Hizbullah labels
the activities "political." In other words, all Hizbullah operations
directed against Israel and Jews will remain lawful in Europe.
Israel has for years been operating
under the misguided belief that the EU would eventually come around and side
with Israel against its enemies. This belief has been informed by equal
doses of innocence and wishful thinking.
decision to initiate an economic
war against the Jewish state
forces Israel to abandon its long-held illusions. Israel has options for
responding forcefully to Europe's aggression. If judiciously and firmly
employed, these responses can diminish the Europeans' interest in escalating
this economic war, by denying them the political victory they seek. -
TOUGH CHOICES FOR
It doesn’t take a political genius
to see that John Kerry’s arrival in Amman on July 16, for his sixth bid to
bring Israelis and the Palestinians to the table, ties in with the new EU
anti-Israel funding guidelines published
on the same day.
To avoid a head-on clash with
Binyamin Netanyahu, the US
president has loosed the Europeans in full cry against Jerusalem and its
policies. European Union
foreign affairs executive Catherine Ashton chairs the international
negotiating forum with Iran. And so, the EU has given Tehran a broad wink
that it is worth its while to come to a fresh round of nuclear diplomacy
while Israel is kept on the run in the settlements-cum-borders dispute.
Israeli policy-makers understand
that Washington is dodging a showdown with Netanyahu by using the Europeans
to clobber his policies at a moment of internal weakness in Jerusalem.
By pulling the wires behind the
European campaign, the Obama administration is after three goals:
to return to international diplomacy on its nuclear program by diminishing
with diplomatic isolation on an issue of prime importance to its security,
i.e., the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran, unless the Netanyahu government
agrees to concessions to the Palestinians on final borders.
that failure to toe the Obama line on the Syrian conflict and the Egyptian
army coup will cost Israel dearly. Instead of lining up with what is seen in
the region as an ineffectual Washington, Israel struck out on its own to
play ball with regional forces on the move, the Arab rulers of the Gulf and
the Egyptian army.
The US president has used the
European Union to make sure Jerusalem understands that he too will pursue
his own game - and it will be at the expense of Israel’s interests.
PEACE DEAL WOULD
BE A TEMPORARY
BEFORE CONQUERING ISRAEL
PA Minister of Religious Affairs,
Mahmoud Al-Habbash, reassured everyone last month that the political peace
process is just a ruse,
and part of a larger scheme to defeat their enemy. “New peace talks will
help us conquer Israel later.”
- Times of Israel
A TERRORIST GROUP
HAS WARNED ISRAEL:
MOSQUE AND WE WILL
OPEN THE GATES OF
Popular Resistance, one of a number of Palestinian terror groups in
the Middle East, has threatened that if there is any harm to al-Aqsa Mosque
in Jerusalem they will open the 'Gates of Hell' against the Zionist enemy.
The terrorist group said that the
Islamic nations have started waking up and are ready to meet their religious
commitments towards Palestine and al-Aqsa.
The former Mufti of Jerusalem,
Sheikh Sabri, says even the Western Wall is not Jewish but belongs to the
Muslims and any attack by the Jews on the al-Aqsa Mosque will endanger the
safety and stability of the entire Middle Eastern region.
THE SYRIAN WAR
SECOND CIVIL WAR
BREWING AMONG REBELS
IN WAR-TORN SYRIA
A second war is brewing in
war-ravaged Syria – this one between the two opposition factions fighting to
depose President Bashar al-Assad, and between the Kurdish factions in the
north and the Islamist extremists as well.
figure in the Free Syrian Army (FSA) told the A-Sharq
Al-Awsat newspaper the Al
Qaeda terrorist organization is set to announce anindependent Islamic
state in northern Syria.
Possibly to counter these moves, the
Kurdish militants are reportedly planning to form a transitional Kurdish
administration in the areas they control as well, to be followed by
elections for an autonomous
Syrian Kurdish government within
six months. http://www.debka.com
PROPHECY: “Concerning Damascus:
‘Hamath (177 km N of
Damascus), and Arpad (32km
NW of Aleppo,) have been put
to shame, for they have heard bad news. They have melted away with anxiety…
Damascus has become feeble; she has turned to flee, and panic has seized
her. Anguish and pain have taken hold of her like a woman in labour ... Her
young men will fall in her streets, and all the men of war will be silenced
in that day,’ declares YHWH of Hosts. ‘I
shall set fire to the wall of Damascus…” (Jeremiah 29:23-27)
“The oracle concerning
Damascus. Look! Damascus is about to be removed from being a city, and it
will become a heap of ruins. … At evening time, look! There is terror!
Before morning they are no more. Such will be the portion of those who
plunder us, and the lot of those who pillage us.” (Isaiah 17:1, 14)
US & RUSSIA TO
ARM OPPOSING SIDES IN SYRIA
In a quite obvious parody, Russian
and US officials simultaneously announced their intent to move forward with
controversial arms transfers to opposing sides in the Syrian civil war. –
July / Reuters
ARE ACTIVELY MOVING TO TAKE OVER SYRIA
A new analysis by an Israeli
national security think tank argues that Iran not only sees Syria as
strategically vital to the mission of the Islamic
Revolution in the Middle East, and
is determined not to let it fall into enemy hands, but is actively planning
to take over the nation of Syria and effectively make it part of sovereign
The report, "Iran's
Plans To Take Over Syria," suggests
upwards of 150,000 troops from Iran, the Hizbullah terrorist movement in
Lebanon, and some Shia forces from the Gulf states, are involved in the
takeover. The report was written by retired IDF Brigadier General Dr. Shimon
Shapira and was recently published by the Jerusalem Center for Public
Joel C. Rosenberg / flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/
SYRIAN ARMY AND
HIZBULLAH CAPTURE HOMS
JULY 29/13. Three months after the
fall of Al Qusayr, the combined Syrian and Hizbullah armies have captured
the key city of Homs, 162 km northeast of Damascus. Its fall opens the way
for Syrian-Hizbullah forces to move in on Aleppo for a decisive victory.
Washington, Jerusalem and Ankara have
run out of time for quibbling over whether to step into the Syrian conflict.
The Obama administration must decide fast whether to let Assad and his
Russian and Iranian backers win the Syrian civil war or stop them at Aleppo. -
SYRIAN AND SINAI
IDF is waiting for an escalation
that it considers is only "a matter of time."
The storm clouds of Middle Eastern
instability continue to gather around the region, creating the ideal
conditions for the growth of radical jihadi forces. There are a number of
security assessments in Israel pointing to the growth of global jihadi bases
on Israel's borders, where sovereignty is breaking down in varying degrees.
two main arenas of growing concern: Syria and
the Sinai Peninsula. And
the IDF isn't sitting idly by as the threats build up. It has quietly been
busying itself with preparing military forces along the frontiers for the
next attack, which, according to the army's working assumption, is only a
question of time. http://www.jpost.com/
ANOTHER SYRIAN WEAPONS CONVOY
Israeli air force jets bombed trucks carrying Syrian missiles bound for
Hizbullah's warehouses in Lebanon, according to Syrian opposition sources.
The sources, were cited by Voice of Israel radio's Arabic-language service,
which was quoted by 24 News. - Arutz
IN BETWEEN THE REGIME AND THE REBELS
Open Doors USA is
also sending relief to the beleaguered believers in Syria, who are caught
between a brutal regime and
a rebel alliance that
is even more hostile to
is just a despair among many of the people. They have been displaced from
their homes, and children from their schools,” said Jerry Dykstra, spokesman
for Open Doors USA. “We
did a report last week that said of the 100,000 killed, five to seven
thousand of them have been children. We also know that millions of children
are displaced inside and outside of the country.”
THE EGYPTIAN CONFLICTS
TAKING ANGER OUT
Angry over Morsi’s removal from
of the Muslim Brotherhood have taken their anger out specific-ally on
Christians because many Christians want the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi out
of power and were speaking out, including the Coptic pope. A Coptic
priest has been killed in northern Sinai, and an Egyptian businessman was
killed and beheaded in northern Sinai. Churches were also burned.
Muslims have attacked and burned churches and Christian property and
Christians were driven out of their communities. One
minister narrowly escaped with his life when rioters set fire to his church.
Thankfully, concerned Muslim neighbours hid him from the hostile mob.
Despite the grave
danger facing believers in Egypt, Jerry Dykstra of Open
Doors, sees political and
spiritual upsides there. He says Christians are finally getting some of
their voice back inside the government. “Last week, there were three
Christians appointed by the new interim cabinet among 33 that were
appointed. So that’s a good step.”
On the spiritual side, repressed believers saw their
faith grow as a result of the government restrictions. “Last fall, there was
a tremendous seminar. Thousands and thousands of people in the desert came
together and prayed and worshiped the Lord and many came to Christ. So even
in the midst of despair and violence, you see the Lord working,” Dykstra
said. - Sources:
Release International, Morning Star News, Reuters, Open
MORSI ACCUSED OF WORKING WITH HAMAS
The Egyptian state prosecutor has
ordered that ousted President Mohammad Morsi be held for questioning for 15
days on suspicion of working with Hamas to attack and kill Egyptian security
The accusations relate to attacks
and prison riots in early 2011, during mass protests against the rule of
then-President Hosni Mubarak.
Morsi is accused of having
coordinated prison breaks in which prisoners and guards were killed. Dozens
of members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood group escaped from jail in the
Egyptian media outlets have
previously reported rumours that Hamas was involved in the attacks. Hamas is
a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, having been formed in the 1980s from
Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations in Gaza.
Muslim Brotherhood leaders have
denied receiving assistance from foreign terrorist groups in the prison
break. They say their group was helped by Egyptian citizens.
The state prosecutor’s announcement
came as the Egyptian capital prepares for mass rallies following Friday
prayers. Protesters are expected to turn out both in support of and against
Morsi. Muslim Brotherhood spokesman, Gehad el-Haddad denounced the detention
order Friday, saying it signified the return of Mubarak's regime.
CRACKS DOWN ON
JULY 25/13. Braving Washington’s
warning of civil strife, Egyptian Defence Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
is not backing away from his resolve to quickly crack down, even by military
force, on armed protesters using live bullets on city streets and generating
chaos, Salafist terror in Sinai coupled with a Muslim Brotherhood uprising,
and the Palestinian Hamas’s collaboration with MB violence.
The general’s call for mass rallies
in support of the military and against the Muslim Brotherhood carries a high
risk of tipping Egypt into civil war.
In the past week, tens of thousands
of Muslim Brotherhood protesters continued to fill the streets of Egypt’s
main cities. Some groups are closing off entire city blocks, declaring them
independently-ruled entities. These enclaves have been fortified with
sandbag barriers and sentries posted to check the documents of people going
in and out. - DEBKAfile
BROTHERHOOD SET FOR
JULY 31/13. EGYPT
faces more bloodshed because the armed forces and the Muslim Brotherhood
view the crisis as a fight to the death.
forces, led by the army, are on a roll. Having brutally cracked down on
Muslim Brotherhood protesters last weekend - with 82 shot dead, many through
the head - the army is seizing a historic chance to crush their decades-old
rivals. The Muslim Brotherhood sees their entire future at stake. - The
ALMIGHTY GOD SAYS: “I
will incite Egyptians against
Egyptians; each one will fight against his brother, and each neighbour
against his neighbour, city against city and kingdom
against kingdom. Then the spirit of Egypt will be demoralized; and I will
confound their strategy … I will deliver the Egyptians into the hand of a
cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them,’ declares the Sovereign
Master, YHWH of Hosts.” (Isaiah 19:2-4)
EGYPT ON THE BRINK OF CIVIL WAR
Mid-AUG. The showdown has
begun. Hundreds have been killed and thousands injured within a few days, as
the government has used force to disperse the thousands of Morsi supporters
who had camped for many days in two main locations in Cairo. The situation
continues to deteriorate. Very uncertain and dark times are ahead for Egypt!
EGYPTIAN MILITARY STRONGMAN
TO RUN FOR
AUG 1/13. Egypt’s
Defence Minister and coup leader, Gen.
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, has
decided to run for president – possibly before the end of the year. He is
deep in preparations for launching his election campaign. (With
the present situation, elections may be far off!)
The general is planning to keep
campaigning short. In defiance of pressure from the US and Europe, he plans
to restore the Egyptian army to political centre stage in Cairo by means to
a careful democratic process.
Like the presidents before him,
Gemal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak, the Defence Minister will
persecute the Muslim Brotherhood he unseated on July 3, before
cutting a deal with its leaders allowing them a restricted measure of
political activity. — DEBKAfile
JUNE 22. Six
Muslim Brotherhood officials have escaped from Egypt to Hamas territory and
set up a military command at the Gaza Beach Hotel for running their
movement’s uprising against the military in close collusion with their
hosts, the Palestinian Hamas, and the Al Qaeda-linked Salafist Bedouin of
Sinai. The group is headed by Mahmud Izzat Ibrahim, a Supreme Guide deputy
known as the MB’s ‘iron man.”
Islamist leaders hope their revolt will quickly spread out from Sinai to
Egypt proper and topple the provisional rulers in Cairo. The Egyptian army
may be planning to raid the hotel and bring the MB escapees to trial in
ALL-OUT WAR ON
JULY 15/13. DEBKAfile
also reports: The last ten days have seen dozens killed and hundreds wounded
in battles between Egyptian security forces and a coalition of increasingly
aggressive Islamist Salafists and Palestinian Hamas and Jihad Islami
fighters. The Egyptian military has clamped a news blackout on the Sinai
One of four battlefronts is located
on the Sinai-Gaza border where the Salafists are fighting to impede Egyptian
military operations to block smuggling tunnels. A second is in El Arish; a
third along the Egyptian-Israeli border, and a fourth in Jebel Halal
JULY 18. The
Islamist war on the Egyptian police and military in Sinai is far beyond
isolated strikes. Salafist Bedouin, Muslim Brotherhood adherents and
Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters are blocking northern Sinai’s
key road arteries, stopping goods traffic to the Israeli border, besieging
the MFO base and halting work at the El Arish cement factory. Their attacks
on Egyptian targets have mounted to 30 strikes per day.
The Egyptian army is sending a
steady flow of reinforcements to the area, with Israel's consent. An
armoured force of 13 tanks reached northern Sinai on July 17, to bolster the
Egyptian Second Army force.
AHMADINEJAD RETIRED. ROUHANI TAKES OVER.
Sadly, we have not yet seen the end
of Ahmadinejad. He has been given another government position! The Israeli
PM has referred to the incoming Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, as a “a
wolf in sheep’s clothing” who has bragged about negotiating with the West
while secretly advancing nuclear enrichment.
perhaps the man who knew Rouhani best was his eldest son who committed
suicide a number of years ago, and this is what he said in his suicide note:
“I hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your
double acts and your hypocrisy. I am ashamed to live in such an environment
where I’m forced to
lie to my friends each day, telling
them that my father isn’t part of all of this. Telling them my father loves
this nation, whereas I believe this to be not true. It makes me sick seeing
you, my father, kiss the hand of Khamenei.”
AN 'OLD WOUND' TO BE REMOVED”
Iran's new president has called
Israel an "old wound" that "should be removed," in comments to reporters
published two days ahead of his inauguration.
Hassan Rouhani's remarks about
Israel show he is just as full of hatred toward Israel as was his
predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and no less unbridled in expressing it.
Iran's semi-official ISNA news
agency said Rouhani spoke after taking part in an annual “Al Quds Day” rally
in Tehran. It quoted Rouhani as saying: "The Zionist regime has been a wound
on the body of the Islamic world for years and the wound should be removed."
Rouhani won Iran's June 14
presidential election, and he replaced Ahmadinejad on August 5. He has been
projected as a “moderate,” compared to his predecessor, but he is just as
radical, although he may be more subtle.
Outgoing President Ahmadinejad gave
a final word. He warned Israel that a regional storm was on the way to
"uproot" the Jewish state. "I will inform you with God as my witness, a
devastating storm is on the way that will uproot the basis of Zionism,"
Ahmadinejad told crowds at annual Quds Day rallies. Israel "has no place in
this region," he added.
at hand. prepare for war”
Iran is again
asserting that Armageddon is at hand and that the Islamic regime’s
followers, indeed all of Islam, must prepare for a monumental change in the
In June, officials of the Islamic regime held their 9th International
conference on the Mahdism Doctrine, to
prepare for the coming of the last Islamic messiah, the Shiites’ 12th Imam,
Shiites, whose clerics rule Iran with an iron fist,
believe that at the end of times, the Mahdi, a 9th century prophet, will
reappear with Jesus Christ at his side, kill all the infidels and raise the
flag of Islam in all four corners of the world, establishing worldwide
Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran’s parliament, said
at the conference,
“I hope (Iran’s) Islamic Revolution is that of the righteous
governmentbefore the coming,” according to Fars
News Agency, the regime’s media outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards.
a getting out of here)
A DECADE OF WAR
PROMISES A DECADE OF DISORDER
The Middle East is now defined by
its Sunni-Shia fault line -
Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States on one side and Iran and its proxies on the
other. No manner of western military intervention is going to settle the
conflicts generated by this theocratic rivalry. The US is left to helpcontain Shia
Iran and Hezbollah on one side and push back against Sunni jihadism on the
BIGGEST WAR GAMES IN DECADES
JULY 2013. President Vladimir Putin
watched Russia's biggest military maneuvers since Soviet times, involving
160,000 troops and about 5,000 tanks across Siberia and the far eastern
region in a massive show of the nation's resurgent military might.
Russia's Pacific Fleet ships and 130 combat aircraft also took part in the
exercise, which continued for a week. Putin watched some of the drills on
Sakhalin Island in the Pacific, where thousands of troops were ferried and
airlifted from the mainland.
SITUATION "GETTING WORSE"
thing to know about the danger from the radio-active mass remaining on site
in the three reactors that melted down at Fukushima is that nobody knows how
much radioactive material there is, nobody knows how much uranium and
plutonium it contains, and nobody knows how to make it safe -- so no one
knows how great the continuing danger is. -
Global Research / July 2013
TO BE RELEASED INTO THE PACIFIC
Since the incident TEPCO has been
pouring water over the damaged complex reactors to cool them for more than
two years, but contaminated water has been building up at the rate of an
Olympic-size swimming pool each week since then. Three months ago TEPCO
stated that the space to store the irradiated water was limited and asked
for government approval to shift groundwater with “low levels of radiation”
from the stricken facility to the
Pacific via a "bypass." - NZ
nuclear watchdog has bared its teeth calling the leakage of fallout into the
sea at the Fukushima plant an "emergency" that cannot be left to beleaguered
operator TEPCO alone to handle. Amid claims of a cover-up, TEPCO also
finally confirmed the release of tritium-laced groundwater into the ocean
beside the plant. -
TOWARDS THE MARK OF THE BEAST
PEOPLE LIKE BUYING WITH A FINGERPRINT
JULY 4/13. Out
of 900 consumers involved in a recent pilot scheme, 94%
said that they were ready to use finger print based technology when pur-chasing
goods and services.
The pilot, conducted by Natural
Security a specialist in the area of user-authentication, involved the use
of payment methods incorporating payment cards, biometrics and mid-range
contactless technology. Natural security says that this solution can be used
in both in-store and online settings as well as to gain access to services.
The proximity system uses a
combination of a card storing the client's biometric data together with a
reader that authenticates the physical presence of the customer by reading
the finger print and finger veins. All without having to remember or insert
IRIS SCANS ARE THE NEW SCHOOL IDs
JULY 11/13. Kids
lose their school IDs but they don't often lose their eyeballs. That's one
of the reasons why a
growing number of schools are replacing traditional identification cards
with iris scanners. By the fall, several schools -- ranging from elementary
schools to colleges -- will be rolling out various iris scanning security
Winthrop University in South
Carolina is testing out iris scanning technology during freshman orientation
this summer. Students had their eyes scanned as they received their ID cards
"Iris scanning has a very high level
of accuracy, and you don't have to touch anything,” said James Hammond, head
of Winthrop University's Information Technology department. "It can be hands
South Dakota-based Blinkspot
manufactures iris scanners specifically for use on school buses. When
elementary school students come aboard, they look into a scanner (it looks
like a pair of binoculars).
The reader will beep if they're on
the right bus and honk if they're on the wrong one.
THE NSA'S NEW SPY
FACILITIES ARE 7 TIMES BIGGER THAN THE PENTAGON
In May, crews broke ground on a $792
million computing centre at the National Security Agency’s headquarters near
Baltimore that will complement the Utah site.
Utah centre and Maryland's 28-acre computer farm span 228 acres -- more than
seven times the size of the Pentagon.
— Defence One
AMERICA NO LONGER
HAS A FUNCTIONING JUDICIAL SYSTEM
Department of Justice told a federal court this week that the NSA's spying
"cannot be challenged in a court of law." -
A WARNING TO THE
REST OF THE NATION
Strandberg - raptureready.com/rap16.html
When the city of Detroit filed for
bankruptcy on July 18th, it became the largest such filing in American
history. The Motor City has $18.5 billion in debts, which comes to $25,000
per resident. At the heart of Detroit's problem is the benefits owed to
current and future retirees ─ a
number that will ultimately reach ─ into
the tens of billions.
Just to show how dysfunctional the
city has become, the bankruptcy proceedings was immediately gummed up by an
activist liberal judge who ruled that the filing, violates the Michigan
Constitution because it would have a negative impact on pension payments.
Union lawyers are also trying to
void the bankruptcy filing. Since you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip,
it doesn't matter if the law says all cities need to pay their pension or
bond obligations -- there is no money. To put it bluntly: The parasite has
finally outgrown the host.
Few people realize how far Detroit
has fallen. I could list dozens of key facts about the city's decline. Here
are a dozen of the most shocking:
* In 1960, Detroit had the
highest per capita income in the nation.
* It was once our 4th largest
city in America, it is now ranked 18th.
* The murder rate in Detroit
is 11 times higher than in New York City.
* Police only solve 10% of
the crimes that are committed in Detroit.
* It takes the police an
average of 58 minutes to respond to calls.
* Only a third of its
ambulances are in working order.
* Over 40% of the
streetlights are broken.
* There are approximately
78,000 abandoned homes in the city.
* Each year 1,100 buildings
are torched because of arson.
* There are 70 "Superfund"
hazardous waste sites in Detroit.
* In 1950, Detroit had
296,000 manufacturing jobs. Today, there are less than 27,000.
* The police chief actually
warned people to "Enter Detroit at your own risk."
BANKRUPTCY RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT OTHER US CITIES.
The recent bankruptcy filing in
Detroit is raising red flags about other major U.S. cities also dealing with
billions in under-funded retiree benefits, prompting the question -- who
might be next? - Fox News
It is reported
that 61 cities in the USA
could soon file for bankruptcy!
TWO THIRDS OF
AMERICANS WILL LOSE
BECAUSE OF THIS CRISIS
A record breaking stock market is distorting
a frightening reality: The US is being eaten alive by a horrific cancer
that will ultimately destroy the economy and impoverish the vast majority of
That's according to Peter Schiff, the
best-selling author and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, who delivered his harsh
warning to investors in a recent interview on Fox Business.
"I think we are heading for a worse economic
crisis than we had in 2007," Schiff said. "You're going to have a collapse
in the dollar ... a huge spike in interest rates ... and our whole economy,
which is built on the foundation of cheap money, is going to topple when you
pull the rug out from under it."
Schiff says that,
despite "phony" signs of an economic recovery, the cancer destroying America
stems from a lethal concoction of our $16 trillion federal debt and the
Fed's never ending money printing. Currently, Bernanke and company is buying $1
trillion of treasury and mortgage bonds a year.
According to Schiff,
these numbers are unsustainable. And the Fed has no credible "exit
strategy." Eventually interest rates will rise... and when they do, Schiff
says, stocks will tank and bonds dip to nothing. Massive new tax hikes will
be imposed and programs and entitlements will be cut to the bone. - By Money
Morning Staff Reports
while we were still helpless, at the right time Y’shua the
Messiah died for the ungodly. Now very rarely will someone die even for
a righteous man, though possibly for a good man someone might even have the
courage to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we
were still sinners, the Messiah died for us. Much more then, having now been
justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of
God through Him.” (Romans
spirit of the LORD is upon me, because He anointed Me to preach the good
news to the poor. He has sent me to
heal the broken-hearted, to
proclaim freedom for the captives.” (Luke 4:14)
there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven (other
than Y’shua, Jesus) that has
been given among men, by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:15)
"He who believes (has faith in) in
the Son (Y’shua, Jesus) has
eternal life; but he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but
the wrath of God remains on him." (John 3:36)
My dear reader, if you have not yet
received the salvation that is available to you in Y’shua, you may be
asking: How can I be saved? The
"Believe in the Master, Y'shua
the Messiah (that is, give
yourself over to Him), and you
will be saved." (Acts
You may be asking, “But
how can my sins be forgiven.”
"Believe in the
the Messiah (that is, give
yourself over to Him), and you
will be saved." (Acts
You may be asking, “How
can I escape from the coming Tribulation?”
"Believe in the Master, Y'shua
the Messiah (that is, give
yourself over to Him), and you
will be saved." (Acts
Or you may be asking, “How
can I be included in the Rapture?”
"Believe in the Master, Y'shua
the Messiah (that is, give
yourself over to Him), and you
will be saved." (Acts
It all comes back to your relationship to
Y’shua, Jesus. Is He your
Saviour? If you are “in
Christ” you are saved, safe and secure, and these words will be a reality in
with Him we have redemption (deliverance
and salvation) through His
blood, the forgiveness of our sins,
in accordance with the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. … In Him
you also trusted after hearing the message of the truth, the gospel of your
salvation; in Him you were also stamped with the seal of the promised Holy
Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the full redemption
of those who are God's purchased
possession - to the praise of His glory.” (Ephesians 1:7-8, 13-14)
The Master is waiting for you to
come to Him in faith.
“Come to Me, all you who
are weary and burdened, and I
will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
This is the Saviour’s promise to
“All that the Father gives Me
will come to Me, and whoever comes to Me I
will never cast away.” (John 6:37)
So dear one, just come, believing,
trusting in the Messiah to fulfil what He has promised, and for the good He
desires for you. Just pray – talk to Him and ask Him to be your Saviour.
Here is a small prayer which may help you to express your faith.
Almighty God, Heavenly Father, I
come to You just as I am. I confess I am a sinner, needing Your
forgiveness and salvation. I believe the Scriptures I have just read. I
understand that Jesus is the Saviour who died on the cross to pay the
price of my salvation. I believe it is because of Your great love for
me, and His sacrifice, that You have provided freely this amazing way of
salvation. I realise that I myself can do nothing to win your
acceptance, and grace, but that Jesus did it all on my behalf.
So I come to You, Heavenly
Father, expressing my simple faith in the Saviour, and asking You to
save me today. I trust that You will, at this very moment, forgive my
sin and receive me as Your child.
Lord Jesus, I place my life at
Your feet today. I receive You as my Saviour, and I want to follow You
from this day on, and to be Your faithful disciple.
Please grant me Your strength
and understanding, Master, to learn and grow in Your ways.
Thank You Father for taking away
my burden of sin, for saving me, and for giving me new life from this
moment on. Thank You Master; thank You Father, in Y’shua, Jesus’ Name.
Dear reader, if this
has been your prayer today, please sign your name here, keep this prayer as
a precious reminder of this most wonderful day in your life.
...……………………………………………… date ……….….
And I invite you to write to us to
tell of your decision today. (For your nearest MRC address — see inside our
front cover.) We will send you a copy of our book “THE WAY – Lessons for New
Believers.” It will help you get established in your new life.
And may the
Almighty God bless and keep you until the
Day of the Messiah’s Return.
TO GROW IN
CHRIST, THE MESSIAH
Meditate on the Word
of God — the Bible, every day. This
is the way God speaks into your life.
Talk to your new
Master regularly. This
is what prayer is. Communication with the Saviour.
Witness for your
your friends and others about Y’shua who has saved you, so that they also
will come into a true relationship with Him.
Have fellowship with
God’s people. Find
a church or fellowship that is faithful to the Saviour, and the Bible.
Take a stand in
society as a disciple of Jesus. Be
baptised as a confession of your faith in Y’shua.
Commit all the
trials and problems that
come your way, to
your Master, and trust Him for the solution. And
learn to rejoice in
THE HEAVENLY FATHER ! AMEN !