Saturday, July 31, 2010

Calling the PA Bluff....

by Boaz Haetzni

The creation of the Palestinians and their demand for a state was a brilliant tactical move, but that is all it is.
The Moslems don't want a state, in truth, the invention of Palestinian identity was a tactical move, and they admit that it is part of the Arab plan for destroying Israel in stages.
I quote: "I wish to remind the Israeli authorities, that we consider Palestine not only an integral part of the Arab nation, but part of southern Syria." Who said that? Syrian president Hafez Assad, in 1974.
He repeated this idea in 1987 at the Rabat Ammon Conference, saying "There was never a country called Palestine." King Hussein argued along with him, claiming that "The appearance of a national Palestinian identity is in response to Israel's claim that Palestine is Jewish."
"The proprietor of the Palestinians", Yasser Arafat, revealed the truth in 1970: "The question of boundaries doesn't interest us...from an Arab point of view, there is no need to talk about boundaries as Palestine is just a drop in the ocean , our real nation is the Arab nation which ranges from the Atlantic to the Red Sea and beyond..."
The complete picture was provided by the PLO leader and head of the terrorist group "Al Tsaika," Zoheer Mukhsein, who said in an interview for the Dutch newspaper "Trobe" in 1977:
"The Palestinian nation is non existent, its founding was to use as a tool to unify the Arab world in the ongoing war against Israel. Actually, there is no difference between Palestinians, Syrians, Jordanians and Lebanese. We talk about the Palestinian nation for tactical and political purposes. Pan Arab nationalist iinterests mandate defining a separate Palestinian identity opposing Israel. Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders cannot lay claim to Jaffa and Haifa, but as a Palestinian, I can demand Jaffa, Haifa, Beersheba and Jerusalem..."
The Arab League representative, Achmed Shukeiry, appearing at the UN in 1956, announced that "this Palestinian creation does not exist, this land is southern Syria."
However, Shukeiry changed his tune when he became the first head of the PLO, the new tool for fighting Israel founded in 1964, when all of Judea and Samaria as well as "east" Jerusalem were still in Arab hands. The PLO, or Palestine Liberation Organization, was founded before the so called "occupation" for the express purpose of "liberating" the "Palestine" within the Green Line and making it Judenrein.
Palestinian nationalism was created to serve as the justification for Arab claims to the Jewish state, once it was realized that pre Six Day War threats to "throw the Jews into the sea" were difficult for the Western world to swallow. Another advantage to this idea was that the terms of reference changed. Israel had been seen as a modern day "David" arrayed against the "Goliath" of the massive Arab world. The Palestinians could take over the role of "David", while the Israelis became "Goliath.".
Now, however, there is a frustrating threat facing those who promoted the Palestinian bluff. The closer to forming a Palestinian state gets, the farther away their dream shifts. Why is that?
Hamas, elected by a large majority in Gaza and equally popular in Judea and Samaria, is actually a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is against individual Arab states. They claim that statehood is a colonialistic, Western concept meant to divide the Arabs so the West could conquer them. They want to form Muslim Caliphates that will be part of a religious Islamic Empire that includes the entire Arab world. That is why Hamas did not declare a state in Gaza although it is the only force in charge there and could do so.
There is no question that in the event of an Israeli withdrawal, Hamas will gain control in all of Judea and Samaria. Hamas has much more support than the rotten to the core, corrupt Abu Maazen government which is considered, justifiably, an American puppet regime. In that event, the idea of an artificial Palestinian state may vanish.
It is frustrating for Palestinian nationalist supporters, whether Arabs, Israelis or others, to realize that the only factor preventing this scenario from coming true is the Israeli presence in Yesha. The IDF, Shabak (ISA) and the settlements are what keeps Abu Maazen in power.
If we leave, the Hamas will arise and completely destroy the Palestinian narrative. And if we don't leave — there still won't be a Palestinian state.
That is why, ironically, if Abu Maazen wishes to continue the Palesitinian "project", he would be better off if he quietly told Israel that he would be happy to see it strengthen the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
All that remains to be done is for someone to explain these basic facts of Middle Eastern life to the one person who is still living a dream that is disconnected from reality — the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Boaz Haetzni has a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a free-lance columnist and speaker. He is a second-generation resident of Kiryat Arba and is active on behalf of Eretz Yisrael. This article appeared in May 21, 2010. It was translated from the Hebrew by Rachel Sylvetsky.

Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Going on Offensive to Expose World Hypocrisy v/s Israel

           Gaza's New Shopping Mall for its poverty stricken people?
By Eli Stutz 
If you heard about an attack on a Palestinian refugee camp in which hundreds of civilians were killed, would you assume that the attack had been perpetrated by Israel? According to Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, you very likely would - and you'd be wrong.
In an op-ed that appears today in the Wall Street Journal, Deputy Minister Ayalon had harsh words for an international community which berates Israel for its actions, while ignoring similar actions by other countries in a multitude of conflicts.

Vividly describing a brutal attack on a Palestinian refugee camp where 500 people were killed, Ayalon writes, "While most will assume that the events described above took place in the West Bank or Gaza, they actually took place in Lebanon in the summer of 2007, when Palestinian terrorists attacked the Lebanese Army, which struck back with deadly force."

Ayalon highlights the fact that when Israel is not involved, the world is silent. "At the time, there was little international outcry," he writes. "No world leader decried the 'prison camps' in Lebanon. No demonstrations took place around the world; no U.N. investigation panels were created and little media attention was attracted. In fact, the plight of the Palestinians in Lebanon garners very little attention internationally."

According to Ayalon, there are more than 400,000 Palestinians in Lebanon, lacking basic resources and  deprived of their rights. And therefore, he writes, "It is the height of irony that a Lebanese flotilla is organizing to leave the port of Tripoli in the next few days to bring aid to Palestinians in Gaza."

Ayalon goes on to expose the truth about Gaza, that instead of being a poverty-stricken region with a major humanitarian crisis, its markets are actually brimming with food. "This is the same Gaza that just opened a sparkling new shopping mall that would not look out of place in any capital in Europe. Gaza, where a new Olympic-sized swimming pool was recently inaugurated and five-star hotels and restaurants offer luxurious fare."

All this comes to expose the hypocrisy of the flotilla missions, says Ayalon. "Whether it is from Turkey, Ireland or Cyprus, those that participate in these flotillas reek of hypocrisy."

Ayalon's senior advisor, Ashley Perry, explained Ayalon's motivation for the article to Israel National News. "The purpose was to expose the hypocrisy of many of the so-called human rights activists who try single out our conflict and Israel from the many conflicts around the world," said Perry.

"The flottila exposes something we aways knew, but just makes it more obvious. The Lebanese perpetrated injustices against its own Palestinians, and have left them in second class status. It really exposes the hypocrisy of the whole flotilla exercise."

Ayalon and Foreign Minister Avigdor Leiberman have stated in recent months that now is the time for Israel to stop being defensive and to go on the offensive when it comes to international PR. Ayalon's piece in the Wall Street Journal appears to be a step in that direction.


Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Monday, July 26, 2010

Iran (Persia) in Bible Prophesy

For those of you who want to know more about the End Times and the Gog/Magog war prophesied by Ezekiel and where Iran fits into to all of this, this is one of the most comprehensive studies I've found yet!  Darrell Young ( Focus On Jerusalem )has given me permission to post excerpts from this article...Please read it in its entirety. It starts with a complete history of Iran and shows how it has just recently come in line with Daniel's and Ezekiel's prophesies. Darrell's website is a veritable feast of End Time Biblical Studies... I highly recommend them!
Here's what he has to say:
"It is fascinating to watch Russia being slowly, inexorably drawn into the Middle East conflict, almost against its better judgment, and forced by its economic need and its competitive drive to outflank the US and the West for global dominance, into what could easily become a showdown of the nations in the Middle East. Russia has its own problems in the Caucasus region with Islamic terrorists, some of whom even have ties to Iran and Al Qaeda. Still Russia envisions a more sinister threat from the European theatre for control of the Mid-east oil reserves than it does from any other sphere. The current situation mirrors the precise imagery that Ezekiel conveyed with the 'hooks in the jaws' analogy, and the even more fascinating is the statement emanating from God himself. "I will bring thee forth". The key to Russia’s thrust into the Middle East quagmire rests with its major client partner and western agitator in the region, Iran. Ezekiel's roster of nations for the Gog-Magog war continues to align perfectly for the first time in history. "Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee." The other nations on Ezekiel's Roster are all either Russian client states or old Soviet client states, with the exception of Turkey, which is rapidly being pushed back into the Islamic world by the European Union."

"Ezekiel foretells that the Russian invasion against Israel will come in the latter days, and intimates that it will be timed to be a post-event to the peace-and-safety covenant that the Antichrist makes with Israel and her Arab neighbors. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them." 

"In any event, God forecasts that the “prince” of Magog will become ensnarled in the Last Days troublesome conflict of the Middle East concerning Israel’s burdensome reemergence as a nation. The “hooks-in-the-jaws” depiction conveys the idea that Russia, being the strongest military bloc available to counter the strategic moves of the Western Antichrist into the Middle East, will be coerced by out of its position in the north by some mysterious element of association that it has with its allies. That element is likely to be the radical component of Islam and its terrorist infrastructure that is presently being shaped and fomented by the fundamentalist Mullahs of Iran".

"The greatest geo-politial and diplomatic mistake of modern American history was the disastrous strategy decisions of the Jimmy Carter administration, (with Zbigniev Brezinski formulating foreign policy) when America stood by and let Ayatollah Khomeini succeed in expelling the American friendly Shah so that the radical Khomeinin could return from exile and take Iran in a headlong fundamentalist charge back to the Quran-glorified 7th-century culture of the Arabian Peninsula. This era of the Islamic Revolution is what started the modern worldwide Muslim fundamentalist revival that threatens the security of the United States today, and gave impetus to the Jihadist terrorist ideology! Virtually all the terrorism in the world today comes from the seeds of the ayatollah's demonic inspiration. The prospect of these fanatical Muslim fundamentalist zealots possessing nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles should frighten the entire Western world. It should drive us into immediate action to prevent it at any costs. This nuclear time bomb is already ticking and the window of opportunity to intercept an Islamic terror-holocaust is quickly closing. In the interim, the US and Israel are squarely the intended targets of Islamic terrorism. It is only a matter of time until this bubble must burst."
Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Abbas Resisting Direct Talks--Predictable!!

This was so predictable...the Arabs don't want peace!! Mid

Yesterday, the Israeli media reported Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ continued refusal to enter direct negotiations with Israel. ‘Abbas: U.S. assurances on borders needed before direct peace talks,’ published in Haaretz, related how the Palestinian leader ‘has vowed to resist U.S. pressure to open direct peace talks with Israel, unless he receives less "vague" guarantees on the issues of Israeli settlement construction and the borders of a future Palestinian state.’

This news has not been reported in the mainstream British media today, although an examination of coverage of this month’s meeting in Washington between Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama provides an insight into why not. It also suggests that future Israeli offers and concessions might, too, be downplayed.

On Tuesday 6th July at his meeting with Obama, Netanyahu implored his Palestinian counterpart to come to the table and restart face-to-face negotiations, and did so again in subsequent interviews on Thursday 8 July. However, some newspapers refused to acknowledge this fact, or gave it an incredibly low profile.

Of the three articles published in The Guardian on Wednesday, only one included a minor reference to the offer. 
Chris McGreal quoted the Israeli PM saying ‘It is high time to begin direct talks [with the Palestinians].’ However, this did not enter the journalist’s wider narrative, unlike his comment that ‘the Palestinians continue to suspect that Netanyahu is paying lip service to the establishment of their own state in order to pacify the Americans.’

The Daily Telegraph’s coverage of the same events on the same day provides an insight into an alternative take. ‘
Mahmoud Abbas cool on calls for resumption of direct peace talks with Israel’ was fully focused on the issue of the Palestinian president’s current refusal to return to direct talks, thus positioning the issue as much more significant in the broader picture of Israeli-Palestinian relations.

Following Netanyahu’s direct appeal to Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday 8 July, The Daily Telegraph, again, took notice, publishing ‘
Benjamin Netanyahu calls for immediate face-to-face peace talks with Palestinians.' The Guardian and The Independent did not report the story. On Sunday 11 July, following Abbas’ rejection of these calls to restart direct talks, both The Daily Telegraph and The Times gave the story a high profile in ‘Mahmoud Abbas: direct talks with Israel would be 'futile’ and ‘Mahmoud Abbas pours cold water on peace talks efforts,’ respectively.

Again, this development was not reported in The Guardian and The Independent. Furthermore, editorials published by both publications during the same week, whilst both pressing for urgent progress, did not see fit to mention that Netanyahu had offered to start bilateral negotiations. Indeed, ‘Obama and Netanyahu: All smiles over gritted teeth’ from The Guardian on Thursday 8 July, presented a picture in which it was Israel, not the Palestinians, that needed to commit to progress. Instead, the leading article lambasted ‘a current in Israeli thinking, shared by left and right, which is deeply relaxed about the case for change’ and exclaimed, ‘Things cannot carry on as are they [sic], and, if to make no other point, Barack Obama should go to Israel and say so in those terms.’ 

The Independent’s ‘
Time for action, Mr Obama,’ also opted not to take account of Netanyahu’s spurned offer, in favour of observations such as, ‘As always, it was up to the US President to ensure that yesterday's meeting resulted in more than smiles and an Israeli promise to extend the settlement freeze.’ Like The Guardian, The Independent painted a picture of urgency regarding the two-state solution, claiming,  ‘Already it is very late in the day to push for a two-state solution’ and ‘Now is the moment to grapple with a foreign policy conundrum that his predecessor woefully neglected, but which only an American president can move forward.’

These concerns make it all the more notable that neither newspaper had any sharp words for Palestinian President Abbas, who is currently the key obstacle to the resumption of direct peace talks – universally accepted as necessary to achieving the two-state solution which the publications profess to want. 

Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Monday, July 19, 2010

Israel Split on Building Third Temple

by Hillel Fendel 49% Want Holy Temple Rebuilt

Half the Israeli public wants the Holy Temple (Beit HaMikdash) to be rebuilt. This is the main finding of a poll commissioned by the Knesset Television Channel and carried out by the Panels Institute.

The poll was taken in advance of this Tuesday’s national day of mourning, known as Tisha B’Av, on which the two Holy Temples in Jerusalem were destroyed, 2,000 and 2,500 years ago, respectively.

Forty nine percent said they want the rebuilding of the Holy Temple, while 23% said they do not. The remainder said they were unsure.

The public is about evenly split on whether they believe it will happen, with a slight edge – 42% to 39% – to those who believe the Third Holy Temple will be rebuilt.

Should the State of Israel take active steps towards the reconstruction? Forty-eight percent said no, while 27% said yes.

The complete results of the poll will be broadcast on Channel 99, the Knesset channel, on Monday night at 9:30 P.M., right after the traditional evening prayers and mournful recitation of the Book of Lamentations in synagogues throughout the country.

Given the current political climate, the onset of construction of the Beit HaMikdash, and possibly even a poll on the subject, is not likely to go over quietly in the Islamic world, which currently has day-to-day control over the Temple Mount. A mere visit to the holy site in the year 2,000 by then-Opposition Leader Ariel Sharon is blamed by Arabs for having sparked the Oslo War, a terrorist onslaught that claimed nearly 1,000 Israeli lives in just over four years – although in truth, the war was planned by leading Palestinian Authority figures for months beforehand.
Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Obama Promises Saudi King that Israel will Withdraw from Jerusalem, West Bank

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was said to have pledged to Saudi Arabia that the United States would force Israel to withdraw from eastern Jerusalem and the entire West Bank by 2012.

Diplomatic sources said Obama relayed a pledge to Saudi King Abdullah that he would take any measure to ensure an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and Jerusalem over the next 18 months. They said Obama relayed the pledge to Abdullah during the president's trip to Riyad in June 2009, about four months after he assumed office, in exchange for Abdullah's help to arrange for the end of the Taliban war in Afghanistan.

“Obama believes the Saudis are the most important element in his strategy to withdraw from Afghanistan,” a diplomatic source familiar with the Obama-Abdullah talks, said. “Abdullah said he was ready to talk to Taliban, but asked for a clear and definitive promise to deliver Israel.”
“This is a very important visit [by Abdullah],” U.S. ambassador to Riyad, James Smith, said.

The sources said Abdullah has demanded U.S. guarantees that Israel would withdraw from the West Bank and most of Jerusalem by 2012. They said the Saudi king also expressed opposition to U.S. arms sales to Israel and Washington's boycott of the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip.
Since the Obama pledge, the sources said, the White House has rejected virtually every Israeli request for U.S. weapons platforms. They said Obama also delayed decisions by the former administration of President George Bush to deliver attack helicopters, air transports, bunker-buster air bombs and Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to the Jewish state.

Read full story here

Genesis 12:3a
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;


Fayyad Proclaims Jerusalem Capital of 'Palestine'

by Maayana Miskin

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad proclaimed historic Jerusalem an Arab capital city in a speech given Saturday near Ramallah. Control of the city must be granted to a future PA state, he said.

"The future of the national project and the future of a comprehensive peace in the region are both dependent on protecting Jerusalem, its status, its history, and Palestinian rights in the city,” he declared.

"East Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian statehood and the state's sovereignty over its capital must be complete,” he added.

Similar statements were made by senior PA negotiator Saeb Erekat, who expressed fury Sunday over the implementation of a court order evicting two Arab families from Jewish-owned homes in Jerusalem where they had been squatting illegally for several years.

"East Jerusalem is, and always will be, Palestinian,” an angry Erekat said. Like Fayyad, he threatened that Israel's presence in the entire city of Jerusalem “threaten[s] the viability of a two-state solution.”

Erekat called on the international community to reject Jewish growth in historic Jerusalem, which he termed “a dangerous plan” to thwart Arab demands. “The international community must act decisively, in line with international law, against these Israeli measures... Nobody can say that they didn't see these outrageous actions coming,” he said.

PA leaders have repeatedly insisted that they be granted sovereignty over all areas of Jerusalem that were conquered by Jordan in 1948 and occupied until 1967, when Israel regained control over the eastern part of the city during the Six Day War.

Areas demanded by the PA included the Old City and the Temple Mount, historic Jewish neighborhoods such as Mei Shiloach (Silwan) and Shimon HaTzaddik (Sheikh Jarrah), as well as more recently-built neighborhoods such as Pisgat Ze'ev and Neve Yaakov that are home to a total of roughly 300,000 Israeli Jews.

The PA's demands have recently met with understanding in the United States, whose officials have begun pressuring Israel to halt building projects in some parts of the capital city. While Israeli leaders have publicly refused to do so, and have said that Jerusalem will remain Israel's undivided capital, recent reports suggest that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu may have given in to American demands and ordered a partial building freeze.

European Union countries have been sympathetic to PA demands as well, and several have provided funding for Israeli-based organizations such as Peace Now, B'Tselem and Ir Amim, which oppose the Jewish presence in historic Jerusalem.

Story source here


Friday, July 9, 2010


Just look around. The whole world and many of those living here seem to be perplexed and trembling, as if in great distress and pain, and appear ready to crumble at the seams. Many people are hurting, and are taking notice as never before. Even those who had never before paid any attention are now wondering, "What in the world is going on?" I wrote the following article about two months ago - offering my thoughts concerning the situation today.


All around this world we see people who are suffering in so many ways. Many people are reaching out for help, and asking the question, "What in the world is going on?" Their lives are in a state of turmoil with uncertainty all around them. They see their hopes and dreams vanishing right before their eyes. Many are concerned about their children’s future, and what might be in store for them.

People just don't know which way to turn in a world that seems to be falling apart and ready to self-destruct at any moment. Most don't realize, or they refuse to believe, that we are now living in the days just prior to Jesus' return. My heart and prayers go out for them.

Today we see storm clouds gathering all around Israel with nations committed to destroy her and the Jewish people. We hear of feverish negotiations and schemes underway to further divide Israel and Jerusalem - the apple of God's eye. The nations involved seem to be obsessed in their efforts to divide Jerusalem, with many determined to destroy Israel – that the name of Israel be remembered no more. Sadly, the USA is forcefully leading the way toward those efforts.

God has warned in Zechariah 12:2-3 KJV, "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it."

Jerusalem has now become the burdensome stone the prophet Zechariah wrote about over 2500 years ago. From those Scriptures, we know that God has promised to destroy every nation attempting to go against Israel. The KJV uses the words "cut in pieces". Just look around, and you will see those pieces beginning to pile up on the cutting room floor - not only here, but worldwide.

As never before we are seeing unprecedented levels of earthquakes, killer tornados and storms, floods, famine, violence, unemployment, volcanoes, bankruptcies, disease, moral decay, a world on the brink of war, and so much more. Recently there was a devastating oil well disaster near our shores that is growing more serious with each passing day. That oil gushing forth non-stop day and night will very likely destroy beautiful coastal areas, wildlife, marine life, and the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of people for decades, or more.

We are told in Scripture that all of those things would happen in the last days. Their frequency and intensity will increase as the Day of the Lord draws near. That is exactly what is happening. However, those who know the Scriptures should not be surprised or alarmed.

I personally believe Scripture is telling us that Jerusalem is God's "line in the sand", and when crossed, His fierce wrath and judgment will be unleashed on this unbelieving world. What we are witnessing today may be early warnings of God's wrath - as crossing that line in the sand becomes closer to reality. In spite of all that is happening today, the world hasn’t seen anything yet. It’s only the beginning, and will become much worse.

However, all born-again believers can take comfort in knowing we serve a great God. With the world crumbling all around us, with turmoil everywhere we look, and with Israel surrounded by armies seeking to destroy her, we know that our Sovereign God is in control and holds tomorrow in the palm of His hand. He has a plan, and has declared the end from the beginning. Nothing will happen in this world without His knowledge and permission.

We must watch what is taking place with Israel and Jerusalem. They are God's time clock - a clock that is rapidly ticking to usher in the final end time events leading to Christ's return. What a time to be alive to witness those events unfolding just as Scripture foretold!

In these last days I choose to be a watchman as explained in Ezekiel 33:6, ready to sound a trumpet warning…and ready to share the saving gospel message of Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor. 2:2; 1 Cor. 15:1-4) while there's still time. I'll do that for as long as I have life and breath, or until Jesus returns for us.

Until that great day arrives, we must trust Him, we must lean on Him, and by faith know that we know He will care for His own as He has promised. Then, in all things, lift up His Holy Name, sing praises to Him, and thank Him - for His return is very near. Hallelujah!

Watch, pray, and keep looking up!


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