December - 2001
Saturday - December 1, 2001
Islam's Heart of Contradiction
According to the WAFA editorial, the USA “now returns to it´s double standards policy, followed, amazingly, by the EU, both looking at the funerals of Palestinian kids being killed by the Israeli army, without saying any word, as if the Israeli terror against the helpless Palestinian is legitimate, and the Palestinians right of defending themselves is terror!”
Another aspect of Jewish control identified in the Arab press is the eternal Jewish enmity towards Islam. Journalist Khalid Amayreh, author of the article “Why I Hate America”, penned an article entitled “Jewish Islamophobia - The Most Virulent of All” in the November edition of the London-based Palestine Times. He wrote, “Since the 11 September terror attacks in New York and Washington, Zionist circles have been almost uncontrollably emitting their profound hatred of Islam in ways unseen since Hitler´s Nazi Germany… From Occupied Jerusalem, to London, to New York, to California, the Zionist, or the Zionist-controlled press has been propagating one and the same message: kill the Muslims, kill the Arabs, kill the terrorists!”
The Palestine Times editorialized that, as a result of this “seemingly coordinated campaign… unprecedented in its maliciousness, unmatched in its nefariousness,” Moslems have to “reckon with extremely virulent and rabid Zionist efforts to besmirch, vilify, demonize and even de-legitimize Muslims altogether.” In fact, Amayreh said that the “Zionist controlled press contained “explicit messages so horrifying that they can only be construed to mean or to imply condoning genocide against Muslims...”
This is "contradiction." In today's vernacular it is called "political spin." It is twisting the truth into a lie that your loyal followers must hear, and in the process hook the gullible who have some sympathy for the contradictor's cause. America has just experienced 8 years of this intensive "contradiction" manipulation. It peaked with the lie that filthy sex which always is around should now be acceptable, or at the least excusably accepted. Those expert in "spin" became household names. They were highlighted in the news daily. The "contradictory lie" was expected with each new political revelation. How refreshing that those daily faces for the most part have faded into oblivion.
The effective use of the "contradictory lie" has not escaped Islam's methodology. In truth, it is of great appeal. They observed how the biggest liars of all time used the "contradictory lie" to gain acceptability for the filth of perversion. Notice the term - Jewish Islamophobia. The use of Hitler's Nazi Germany may be the greatest application of the "contradicting lie" ever in contemporary news journalism.
The loyal demand any truth that cuts to the heart be twisted into an acceptable lie. The gullible, - well the gullible hear what they want to hear!
Read Lesson #9 of the Ezekiel Bible Study - Ezekiel was also the victim of the "contradictory lie,"
8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
29Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places
1 Tim 1:10
10For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
2I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
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Sunday - December 2, 2001
ICEJ NEWS - 11/30/2001
The senior clerics of Christian churches in Jerusalem's Old City charged on Wednesday that the dispute over plans to build a grand mosque near the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth shows Israel cannot be trusted to respect any religion's holy places and the need for international guarantees.
The statement, signed by the heads of all the historic churches, including the Greek Orthodox, Armenian, and Latin Patriarchs, Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land, and Anglican and Lutheran bishops, referred to plans to build a mosque on an area near the Basilica where the Nazareth Municipality had planned a plaza for pilgrims arriving for Millennium observances.
After radical Muslim elements forcibly occupied the land for more than a year, the Israeli government offered a compromise according to which a smaller mosque would be built, but only after the visit of Pope John Paul II.
Two weeks ago, the Israel Lands Administration authorized the use of state land for the mosque, removing the last obstacle to construction. But Muslim Waqf officials sent construction crews onto the site without all the proper permits in hand and began opening a deep hole for the mosque's foundation. The start of construction work has brought the simmering controversy to the fore once again.
The church leaders demanded the government revoke its decision and charged the plan to build a mosque had been used by "certain Israeli political circles" to sow division between Muslims and Christians and among Muslims themselves. "We are surprised and distressed to see that promises and assurances given us by government representatives have not been honored, and that the requests, appeals, and protests of the Christian Churches in the Holy Land and throughout the world have been treated with virtual contempt," the statement said.
All the signatory hold to the false doctrine that their individual denomination, or possibly some future united Christianity controlled by their denomination will receive the future blessings promised in the Bible to Israel. Each has taught their gullible followers that they are the exclusive Church God will bless and honor in the Holy Land some day. They have taught this for hundreds of years. All this in spite of the clear statements in the Bible that it is Israel not some Christian denomination to which God gave the promises. It is no wonder that all these senior clerics are upset with Israel. Israel is back, and in control of the Holy Land. The reasoning and theology of these great Christian leaders of today is rather suspect. They usurp all Israel's future blessings for themselves claiming everywhere the Bible says Israel it really means them, but when the Bible curses Israel for transgressing they leave stand those curses as applicable to the literal Israel? Now they blame Israel for the Moslem Mosque? It must gall them to no end that in their twisted thinking they are acknowledging God has given Israel control over all their holy sites. It seems God is forcing the whole world to acknowledge a literal Israel will be the recipient of all the future glory associated with the Holy Land and the city of Jerusalem in particular. Christ is going to establish His throne in Jerusalem, but it will not be one of the Christian denomination's Jerusalem. It will not be a Moslem Jerusalem. It will be a Jewish Jerusalem!
29Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.
2The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
3He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
16The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
17So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
14Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
15The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.
16In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
17The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
21And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
22And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
23Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
24And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
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Two Suicide Bombers Set off Blasts, Dozens of Casualties
Dec 1, 2001
JERUSALEM (AP) - Two suicide bombers detonated explosives in a crowded pedestrian mall in downtown Jerusalem late Saturday, killing themselves and at least one person and wounding more than 130, police and paramedics said.
Witnesses said they saw several bodies lying on the ground.
"There were lots of limbs and dead bodies," said Michael Perry, 37, who ran out of a bar along the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall after hearing the back-to-back blasts just before midnight. "I saw three dead and what looked like the remains of the suicide bomber. It was just a lump of something," Perry said.
The casualty numbers are rising quickly. They are mostly children (teens) targeted by those lumps of not something, but nothing, - but road-kill scum of the world! The LORD of hosts will be Israel's revenge. If not today, most certainly for all eternity!
12:10) 16 dead in Haifa suicide bus bombing
By The Jerusalem Post Internet Staff
At least 16 passengers died when a suicide bomber blew himself up on the No. 16 bus in Haifa minutes ago.
At least 60 riders sustained wounds in the blast, Israel Radio said.
Ten killed, 180 wounded in Jerusalem bombing
By Etgar Lefkovits and News Agencies
JERUSALEM (December 2) - Ten persons were reported killed and some 180 wounded when two Palestinian suicide bombers detonated themselves in the heart of Jerusalem last night close to midnight.
The two explosions at the foot of the Rehov Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall were followed shortly afterward by a car bomb on nearby Rehov Kook, which apparently did not cause many casualties.
The mall had been packed with the usual Saturday night crowd of mainly teenagers out for the evening. The bomb scene was gruesome with overturned tables, bloody chairs, and bodies and body parts strewn on the ground, in one of the worst attacks in Jerusalem in months.
13Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
14And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
16Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
17And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
18Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
Monday - December 3, 2001
Sharon seeks Bush OK attack that could end Arafat era
SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM
Sunday, December 2, 2001
WASHINGTON — In his meeting with President George Bush today, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon may seek U.S. backing for a counterattack that would either exile Yasser Arafat or destroy the Palestinian Authority altogether.
20:40) Palestinians on suicide bomber: 'We are proud of him'
By Mohammed Daraghmeh, The Associated Press
Outside, Hamas members fired in the air in celebration. ...
Maher Habashi boarded a bus in Haifa around noon today, paid the fare of five shekels and within seconds set off the nail-studded explosives strapped to his body.
The blast killed Habashi and 15 bus passengers and bystanders, police said. About 40 people were wounded.
The elder Habashi, a municipal worker in Nablus, got word of his son's death after he returned home from evening prayers to join the family for the sundown meal that breaks the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
Habashi was stunned as neighbors and friends came to congratulate him. "He got engaged one-and-a-half months ago and we were getting ready for his wedding," Habashi said, crying and holding on to relatives for support.
Hundreds of Palestinians filled Habashi's home and spilled out into the street, most coming to offer their congratulations and others, their sympathies.
"Everybody feels bad when they lose their son," said Habashi's cousin Adel, 45, a school teacher. "But we are proud of him, you should be proud of him," he said to Habashi.
"Congratulations" The Islamic, Arab, Palestinians want the world to congratulate them, and the society they have created under the leadership of Yasser Arafat. They will certainly claim "no hands" before a world that almost giggles at their sham antics of innocents and phony condemnation. It's the same "no hands" every Nazi criminal claimed after World War Two, and the same malicious giggle heard from anti-Semitic's throughout that era. Hitler never changed his spots to the end, and Arafat will hate Jews to his death also. God dealt with the Nazi final solution for Jews. Who can doubt the LORD of hosts will deal with the Islamic, Arab, Palestinian's solution? They who want to be congratulated for their hate filled final solution against the same Jews.
6:1On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
2And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.
3And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.
4And the king said, Who is in the court? Now Haman was come into the outward court of the king's house, to speak unto the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.
5And the king's servants said unto him, Behold, Haman standeth in the court. And the king said, Let him come in.
6So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?
7And Haman answered the king, For the man whom the king delighteth to honour,
8Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:
9And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
10Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that thou has spoken.
11Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
12And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered.
13And Haman told Zeresh his wife and all his friends every thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt not prevail against him, but shalt surely fall before him.
Haman thought in his heart he would be congratulated for his final solution plan for the Jews. How wrong he was!
Only five days ago, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Sha’ul Mofaz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Arafat was directly responsible for many terrorist attacks. Arafat did not merely give a "green light" to terrorism, Mofaz said, but was the very initiator of many attacks. Arutz-7's Haggai Seri reports that Arafat convened the leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad in February 2000, and told them to commit terrorist attacks within pre-1967 Israel with the purpose of getting Israel to "surrender." Later, he gave a similar order to Tanzim (Fatah militia) heads.
The PA issued an official statement of condolences to the "people of Israel" following last night's attack in Jerusalem. Although some Israeli media termed the statement "unusually firm," media analyst Michael Widlanski notes that it painted the PA and the Palestinian people as the victims of the "explosions," and concentrated more on the damage caused to Palestinian interests as opposed to the essential evil of the murders.
Tuesday - December 4, 2001
'IT'S US - OR THEM'
By URI DAN and JOHN LEHMANN
God must also deal with the rebels of this world! He has offered grace and mercy, but they mock His plan of reconciliation in Christ. They smokescreen their rejection of Christ with such lofty terms as "freedom of religion," but God is not gullible. He knows the truth of what is in the heart of the rebel. God has long known the rebel will never change his spots. It is why the eternal hell was included in His creation plan. The offer of reconciliation ends at death! The limit has been reached! The offer of reconciliation does have limits. December 7 marked the limits for America in the last generation, and September 11 for this generation. Israel may have reached the limit today?
"turning point has been reached." ?
These are just puny nations that God counts as dust. What will it be like when the awesome God who calls Himself the LORD of hosts reaches the limit of His offer of reconciliation through grace and mercy - through the Lord Jesus Christ - through the only savior offered as a sacrifice for sin? The offer to be "born again."
31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
7Lift up your head, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
3Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle.
4Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.
5And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded.
6And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.
Wednesday - December 5, 2001
(08:15) UN General Assembly condemns Israel
By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS - Ignoring Israel's plea to make "a moral choice" and reject Palestinian terrorism, the UN General Assembly followed an annual ritual last night and strongly criticized Israel's policies toward the Palestinians.
The General Assembly ended a three-day Mideast debate yesterday and voted on half a dozen Mideast resolutions as Israeli helicopter gunships fired missiles near Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's main Gaza headquarters. The strikes were in retaliation for Islamic militants' weekend suicide bombings which killed 26 people in Israel.
Before the vote on four resolutions directly related to the Palestinians, Israel's UN Ambassador Yehuda Lancry said he had to break Israel's traditionally silent objection to the annual resolutions because of the "carnage of Palestinian terrorism in Jerusalem and Haifa" over the past few days.
He appealed to the other 188 nations in the General Assembly to "make a moral choice today and ... detach themselves from resolutions which would endow Palestinian terrorism with an international legitimacy."
But the General Assembly voted in favor of the four Palestinian-related resolutions, which each received over 100 "yes" votes from about 160 nations that voted.
The key resolution backed Palestinian rights to an independent state on the basis of "land for peace" and called for an Israeli withdrawal and a return to negotiations on a final peace settlement.
"We are very satisfied," the Palestinian UN observer, Nasser Al-Kidwa, said afterward, accusing Israel of doing everything it could "to sabotage all efforts to resume this peace process."
THE TELEGRAM NOBODY BELIEVED
"Nobody believed me!" That's what Gerhart Riegner said, 50 years after it happened. He was working at a World Jewish Congress listening post in Geneva in Europe during the outbreak of World War II.
It was Aug.8, 1942. The world had not yet seen the terrible Holocaust which the enemy would unleash on the Jews in Europe. When Riegner got his information, he tried to pass it on to American and British officials, but no one would believe it. Who would ever think about murdering millions of innocent people?
We do not like to hear bad news. We would rather have people say nice things to us or about us. No one wants to be told that they are a sinner and in danger of being in hell. Gerhart Riegner found that even important government officials do not like to hear bad reports.
Actually, Riegner admitted that it took him almost two days to convince himself that the message was real and that the danger was great. When he was finally convinced, he tried to convince others. But nobody would believe him at first.
Finally word was gotten to the State Department in Washington where officials checked with Riegner. Then other checks were made and it was found that it was true. But this was only after months of lost time. During this time many lives were lost. Many millions more would be lost before it was all over.
No one knows if lives could have been saved had countries such as the USA and Britain acted faster. We will never know the answer to that. Riegner thinks that one reason people didn't believe him was that the plan to kill so many Jews "went beyond human understanding". No one had ever thought of doing anything like that before. It was so unbelievable.
When people hear the gospel, they frequently refuse to believe it because they have never seen Hell or Heaven. Just because we have not seen something with our eyes is not a good reason to refuse to believe something.
We are told by the Lord Jesus, "He that heareth My Word and believeth God that sent Me hath everlasting life." John 5:24. The Bible is filled with verses which tell of the need to believe God and to believe on His Son. You know John 3:16 "...that whosoever BELIEVETH on Him should not perish but have ever lasting life."
There are also warnings: "See that ye refuse not Him that speaketh" Heb.12:25. "They could not enter in because of unbelief" Heb.3:19. God is not asking men and women to believe something which is imaginary. He is telling us to believe Him through His Word. Will you believe God?
Gerhart Riegner died this week. He was the first outsider to find out, and write a warning about the "final solution" of Hitler and the Nazis. The planed internment, concentration, and extermination of the millions of Jews under Hitler's authority in the lands controlled by Germany.
A past generation evaluated the mistake it made by not heeding the warning given by Gerhart Riegner, and in the aftermath of that reality allowed Israel to return to it's ancestral homeland. This generation must now evaluate another warning about the Jews and Israel staying in that homeland. The intent of the society raised by Yasser Arafat must be rejected. Our last generation rejected the society raised by Hitler and his Nazis. This generation must now decide if it will reject the Arafat society and his Palestinian Authority. A society that glorifies the indiscriminate murder of Jews and Jewish supporters because they know they can't win. Hitler was willing to sacrifice all Germany when all was lost. The last pictures of Hitler was him patting the cheek of a child soldier about to be sacrificed for the Furor. Arafat has proved willing to do the same for the Palestinian children. Hitler's famous last words about Germany not being worthy of him should ring in the ears of every Arafat lover. Hitler turned on his sheep at the end because they failed to stop the overwhelming power of the Allies. I suspect the Palestinians will see Arafat do the same should he live long enough to say some last words? There are some of the human race so perverted, and so blood thirsty that they have lost the right to life. Hitler was one! Arafat is another!
19As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.
8He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
9He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
10He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.
11He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.
12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.
6They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
7Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
8Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?
9He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
10He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
A past generation in Israel chose the murderer over the innocent. It proved to be the greatest mistake by any generation of all times.
7And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
25And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
This generation must now make it's choice about Israel, and Israel itself must make a choice. Watch the news for the answers? Will Arafat go the way of Hitler, or will world pressure force Israel to back away? Or, will secular Israel just get cold feet, and back off on it's own?
10All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
11In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
12That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.
13Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
14And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
15And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.
11Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Thursday - December 6, 2001
(13:10) Iranian FM: Stop Israeli 'slaughter'
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi called for an emergency meeting of the Islamic Council to discuss what he termed the Israeli "slaughter in the occupied territories."
Kharrazi made the statements during a conversation with his Qatari counterpart Sheik Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al-Thani today.
The council encompasses 56 Islamic countries.
(11:35) Geneva Conventions meeting on Israel opens today
By Jonathon Fowler, The Associated Press
GENEVA - Overriding US protests, Switzerland opened an international conference today examining whether Israel is violating the Geneva Conventions on warfare by its occupation of Palestinian territory.
The meeting of nations that have signed the 1949 treaties on the conduct of war is looking at the situation in the Middle East and is expected to conclude that Israel is breaching the accords.
It is expected also to call on Israel to respect the agreement on the treatment of civilians in occupied territory and allow independent observers to monitor the situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The United States is boycotting the meeting, claiming it is "counterproductive." Israel also has refused to attend.
"We believe that convening the conference after the massacre of almost 30 Israelis over the weekend renders it even more meaningless that it would be in any case," said Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Yaakov Levy.
A series of suicide bombings and shootings by Islamic militant groups killed 26 people in Jerusalem and Haifa on Saturday and Sunday. Israel hit back with two days of military strikes targeting Gaza and the West Bank
(07:45) Jerusalem suicide bomber targeted government ministers
By The Jerusalem Post Internet Staff
A Palestinian suicide bomber, reportedly targeting senior government ministers, blew himself up near a Jerusalem hotel early this morning.
Eleven people sustained minor wounds in the blast.
The blast took place in front of the David Citadel Hotel (formerly the Jerusalem Hilton) on King David Street shortly after 7:30 a.m.
The pedestrians, waiting at a nearby bus stop, were lightly wounded by shards of glass and metal fragments in the explosion.
They were taken to Hadassah University Hospital on Mt. Scopus and Shaare Zedek Hospital for treatment, Israel Radio reported.
The terrorist, killed in the blast, was targeting senior government ministers, according to a statement released by Islamic Jihad.
Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert, Minister of Internal Security Uzi Landau, and Religious Affairs Minister Asher Ohana were at the hotel at the time of the attack, Israel Radio reports.
The organization took responsibility for the blast in a fax sent to the Reuters bureau in Beirut. The bomber, Daoud Abu Sawaid was reportedly an Islamic Jihad member, 43, from Artas near Bethlehem.
The Abu Sawaid family has not yet received official notification of his death, Army Radio reported.
Police said the nail and metal-studded bomb was very powerful and contained anti-tank munitions.
Another premature explosion. The target was the hotel, and the dignitaries within. This killer was crossing the street heading for the hotel when the bomb went off prematurely. The Palestinians will now have a great celebration honoring Daoud Abu Sawaid as a hero? What a twisted culture this is! The majority of their heroes are the guys who shoot themselves in the foot? Any other culture would categorize them as fools who wasted their lives for nothing. It is sad that not every bomber has the same fate. The Palestinians certainly have a poor record of hitting their targets. The few that do accomplish their task indicate just how bad this could be were the God of the Bible not intervening.
These are sad days for Israel because of the successful terrorist attacks. The days would be filled with much more sorrow were God to just let the terrorists have their way unabated.
Israel has reacted to the successful attacks. It has also reacted to the attitude of indiscriminate murder of it's citizenry. The majority of the world is showing what it's attitude is toward the indiscriminate killing of Jews. It plays the political game of tying the hands of Israel to one set of rules while giving Arafat and the Palestinians the freedom to send suicide bombers into Israel unabated.
Islam now rattles it's swords to influence all that these are the rules they want to keep. They pray to Allah that the success rate would get better. The plan is as long as Islam can't for now expel the Jews from Israel it will be satisfied with indiscriminate murder in the mean time. The world must decide the worth of Jewish life as opposed to Islam's satisfaction. America has shown the world the value it places on the lives of it's citizenry. It has turned the world upside-down rather then sacrifice a few citizens every year for appeasement. The same should be applied to Israel. God has already stated His value put on His children. The value is centered in their attachment to God's chosen King! The world should heed His words.
29Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
2for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.
3I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
4Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
6O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.
7He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.
8He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
9Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;
10And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:
11Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:
13For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
14This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
18His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.
Friday - December 7, 2001
F. GRAHAM IN TROUBLE FOR REMARKS ON ISLAM—We disagree with Franklin Graham on his ecumenism, but applaud him for speaking out against Islam. MSNBC says he is "in trouble" with political friends for recently calling the entire Islamic religion "wicked, violent and not of the same God." "I don't believe this is a wonderful, peaceful religion," said Graham. "When you read the Koran…it instructs the killing of the infidel…those that are non-Muslim." Asked to clarify, Graham repeated his charge that Islam, as a whole, is evil. "It wasn't Methodists flying into those buildings, it wasn't Lutherans," said Graham. "It was an attack on this country by people of the Islamic faith." The White House distanced itself from his remarks, saying Pres. Bush "views Islam as a religion that preaches peace …." But, it practices violence toward the U.S. and Israel.
They blurted out their statements in moments of passion. Now the spin is working to make what was said palatable to apostate Christianity and the world. The truth is not the important issue. Making truthful statements palatable is what the real issue has become even though the spin changes that truth into a lie!
Why all the spin? It is because the apostate Christians along with the world are offended. This is not the truth they want to hear. The all encompassing good (their sinful definition of goodness) go to heaven is all they will tolerate. Anything else like Bible doctrine, like Christ being the only way, and the ratings will drop. The money flow will dry. The numbers will dip. Their popularity will diminish.
Robertson blurted out 2 very significant statements that stuck in my mind:
I feel that we in America are right now in the midst of the greatest spiritual revival that I have seen in my lifetime
The truth is this "greatest spiritual revival" is really reflective only in the growth of apostasy within Christianity. The apostates must not be offended, or the greatest revival will suddenly become nothing at all. The greatest spiritual revival thrives only because it does not offend the tares, the Catholic, or the Neo-Evangelical with truth. This is a false revival for a phony Christian generation that God would spew from His mouth. It is rich - TV huckster rich, but corrupt to the point of nakedness in God's eyes.
The second statement is true though he should bite his tongue in the admission:
I do a talk show
Talk about rich. Talk about money that only a talk show host could generate as opposed to humble pastors and missionaries. Talk about wealth using God to parley $70 into a personal family estate of millions upon millions. Talk about the money changers who are the only group that Christ took the whip against for using God in similar manner. Talk about a humble talk show while claiming direct revelation from the very mouth of God at the same time! Talk about the Liberian gold mine manipulations in the name of Christianity for the sake of money just yesterday on Fox News. Talk about claiming to be in the same mold as the true great revivalists of the past like George Whitefield who denounced the Roman Catholic Church as the great apostate whore of his day. The Roman Catholic Church has the same theology as it had in Whitefield's day, but it's inclusion and acceptance in "the greatest spiritual revival that I have seen in my lifetime" is the truth of what this revival is all about! It's numbers are based on the growth of apostasy. It is the get rich talk show revival of today's Christianity.
14And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
8How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?
9For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
10Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!
11And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.
9Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and warred against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you:
10But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.
2Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them: howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing.
49And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
50Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
51And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
52And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
Balaam blurted out; Caiaphas blurted out. Both did their best in the midst of their constituency to spin the truth they blurted out into a palatable lie.
Islam is a wicked, violent religion! Roman Catholicism is just as wicked and violent! So are all religions, and all denominations Christian or otherwise that spin for their benefit the saving power of Christ! American Christianity needs a wake-up no matter how shocking and offensive. Only Christ can save. Only His blood sacrifice has the power to cleanse from sin. Only by going to Him can salvation be accomplished. This is the truth apostate Christianity can't bare to hear. This is the offence (the curse) of the cross that God turns into a blessing! It is to these apostates that the main stream Christian leaders of today spin the truth until it becomes the lie they can bare. It is all about numbers folks! It is all about money!
Saturday - December 8, 2001
|FRIDAY DECEMBER 07 2001|
|Danger of war as Arafat hits at Hamas|
|FROM CHRISTOPHER WALKER IN GAZA CITY|
THOUSANDS of Palestinians were on the
brink of civil war last night
as the people of Gaza prepared to bury a young Hamas activist shot dead by
Yassir Arafat’s police.
The 18-year-old supporter of the radical group was killed in the mêlée after a local mosque mobilised an army of young men to protect Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the Hamas leader, from arrest.
God has a way of balancing the evil men perform. Arafat is now finding the same children he sowed all the hate for Israel are now showing him no tolerance when his life is on the line. He could manipulate the world with his words of contradictions, but he can't fool his own children. Now he must reap what he has sown!
I wonder if the mosque that mobilized this 18-year old to his death will celebrate his martyrdom? Will he go to the Islamic martyr's paradise where he will be given 70 sex kitten wives by Allah? What if the rolls were reversed, and he had killed one of Arafat's policeman? Would the policeman be an Islamic martyr? Or, does Allah only give sexual favors to those who kill Jews? This Islamic culture has some serious theological problems!
7For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
Read the Second Message of Haggai for the truth about Today's Christianity!
Pay to Shoot a Jew
Fatah 'selling' shots at Gilo to Hamas
By Margot Dudkevitch
JERUSALEM (December 7) - While obeying an order by Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat to refrain from shooting at Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood, Fatah Tanzim activists in the Bethlehem area are allowing gunmen affiliated with Islamic Jihad and Hamas to shoot at Gilo in exchange for payments of hundreds of shekels, a senior Israeli security source told The Jerusalem Post yesterday.
"The sums range from hundreds of shekels to NIS 1,000 to NIS 1,500," the official said.
All the shooting attacks on Gilo in recent weeks apart from Wednesday night were perpetrated by Islamic Jihad and Hamas gunmen.
Click here for Sunday animation - The Third Temple
Sunday - December 9, 2001
The Temple Mount Archaeological Destruction
The Temple Mount, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, has never been archaeologically excavated. Since 1996 the Wakf ( the Muslim Trust) has been doing construction work on the mount in order to build the biggest mosque in the Middle East. Until recently the work consisted of mainly renovating an existing structure. This structure is known as Solomon Stables, which was last in use by the crusaders in the medieval era. In early November 1999 the Wakf began digging a monumental entrance to the mosque, since it is an underground structure. Bulldozers and other heavy machinery that caused irreversible archaeological damage dug this hole, 50 meters long, 25 meters wide and 12 meters deep. This digging constitutes a violation of Jerusalem's municipal construction law and also, more importantly, a violation of the Israeli antiquities law. The government of Israel, in the name of peace, decided to turn a blind eye and thereby unofficially approved this violation of the law.
by Marshall Roth
The Hebrew word Chanukah means "dedication." In the2nd century BCE, the Syrian-Greek regime of Antiochus sought to pull Jews away from Judaism, with the hopes of assimilating them into Hellenism -- Greek culture. Antiochus outlawed aspects of Jewish observance -- including the study of Torah -- which began to decay the foundation of Jewish life and practice. During this period, many of the Jews began to assimilate into Greek culture, taking on Greek names and marrying non-Jews.
In response, a band of Jewish settlers took to the hills of Judea in open revolt against this threat to Jewish life. Led by Matitiyahu, and later his son Judah the Maccabee ("The Hammer"), this small band of pious Jews led guerrilla warfare against the Syrian army.
Antiochus sent thousands of well-armed troops to crush the rebellion -- but the Maccabees succeeded in driving the foreigners from their land.
Jewish fighters entered Jerusalem in December, 164 BCE. The Holy Temple was in shambles, defiled and desecrated by foreign soldiers. They cleansed the Temple and re-dedicated it on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev. When it came time to re-light the Menorah, they searched the entire Temple, but only one small jar of oil bearing the pure seal of the High Priest could be found. Miraculously, the small jar of oil burned for eight days, until a new supply of oil could be brought.
From then on, Jews have observed a holiday for eight days in honor of this historic victory and the miracle of the oil.
Today, the observance of Chanukah features the lighting of a special Chanukah menorah with eight branches (plus a helper candle), adding one new candle each night. Other customs include spinning the dreidel (a top with Hebrew letters on the sides), eating "oily" foods like potato latkes (pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), and giving Chanukah gelt (coins) to children.
Maoz Tsur A song about the Temple sung during Chanukah.
Maoz tzur yeshua-si - Lecha na-eh li-sha-beyach - Tikone bais ti-fee-las - Vi-sham todah ni-za-beyach.
Li-ase ta-chin mat-beyach- Mee-tzar ham-na-beyach - Az eg-more vi-sheer meez-mor - Chanukas ha-meez-beyach
Az eg-more vi-sheer meez-mor- Chanukas ha-meez-beyach.
O Rock of my salvation, with delight we praise You. - Restore the Temple where we will bring offerings.
When You will eliminate our enemies, - Then I shall sing at the rededication.
The past is always catching up with the present. The Syrian Antiochus is a case in point. Daniel the prophet foretold of his coming as the little horn of Daniel 8. Israel has experienced the animosity of similar little horn dictators over the years. Hitler in most recent history was consumed with the destruction of the Jews. Arafat is a living representative of another little horn filled with hate for Israel. Antiochus is most noteworthy for his desecration of the Second Temple. Another little horn is waiting in the wings (probably alive today). Daniel drifts between the two in his prophecy. The Anti-Christ will also desecrate another Jewish Temple yet to be built on the Temple Mount. His viciousness will make all the past little horns seem tame. The Jews will be singing this coming week"Restore the Temple" which God will do, but this restored Temple will bring with it the most vicious Jew hater of all time. It is all part of God's plan to redeem Israel, and bring in the millennium Jewish Kingdom of Jesus Christ. The Last Jihad of Ezekiel 38 & 39 is "when You will eliminate our enemies" of the Chanukah song at the beginning of the 7 year tribulation. The Jews will spend the first half of the 7 year tribulation building Ezekiel's Temple under the direction of the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 (my personal speculation). The last half of the 7 year tribulation is called "Jacob's Trouble" for good reason. It is when the Anti-Christ will have his way in the pleasant land.
9And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
10And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
11Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
12And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
13Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
14And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
The Maccabees cleansed the Second Temple to which Christ came. Christ will come a Second time to another cleansed Third Jewish Temple. The spiritual Jews who fled into the wilderness at the death of the Two Witnesses will return to Jerusalem during the last days of the tribulation to prepare Ezekiel's Temple which they built for His return.
Click here for Sunday animation - The Third Temple
Read: Mishpat, - This Place, - The Second Woe, - The Last Jihad, - The Gentile Stranger in a Jewish Dispensation - The End of the Church Age. You will find them Biblical, and eye opening.
Monday - December 10, 2001
(07:45) Suicide bombing in Haifa, second bomb found
By The Jerusalem Post Internet Staff
A suicide bomber blew himself up a few minutes ago adjacent to a bus stop at the Checkpost Junction near Haifa. Thirty one people were hospitalized in the wake of the attack, according to a government statement.
Casualties have been admitted to Rambam, Carmel and Bnai Zion hospitals in Haifa according to Magen David Adom spokesmen.
Dr. Zvi Ben-Ishai, deputy director at Rambam hospital, said 11 wounded had been brought in, and "most of them were very slightly wounded by shrapnel." Two people also arrived at Ha'emek Hospital in Afula suffering from trauma. The bomber was killed in the blast.
Two police officers spotted the man, who aroused their suspicion, before the explosion.
They fired at the bomber before he detonated the nail and screw-studded device he was wearing.
It is unclear if they wounded the bomber before he detonated the bomb.
Northern District police chief Cmdr. Ya'acov Borovsky said the bomber intended to carry out the attack on a northbound bus. Borovsky said the bomber's identity was unknown.
Minutes after the blast, flames leaped from the body of the bomber lying on the street just in front of the bus stop, which was only slightly damaged. Firefighters, crouching behind a traffic barrier in the middle of the road, fearing additional blasts, aimed a fire hose at the burning body.
Sappers found and blew up a second belt-bomb in a controlled explosion at the scene of the attack. A third bomb was discovered a few minutes ago, according to Army Radio. It did not explode.
Another plan to kill Jews is thwarted. The Islamic, Arab, Palestinians are frustrated again as their best trained assassins stumble and fall in the execution of their vicious plans. All they can do now is have another great celebration of his death to convince the gullible that Allah is great. The Islamic religious leaders tell the crowds he will receive 70 sex kitten wives for his efforts to kill defenseless (even little babes and children) Jews.
The truth is his body burned in the street. I smelled burning flesh while in the Army many years ago. It is a putrid smell all it's own. I have never forgotten that smell that ties the stomach up in knots, and causes the nose to drip as it does it's best to wash out the stench. I could never celebrate as glorious such a foul smell going into the nostrils of any god.
The God of the Bible says the burning does not stop after death. The pain and torment of an eternal hell awaits all who would spit in the face of God. All who would spit at the only savior God sent to redeem a sin filled world. There is only one truth for the fate of this latest suicide bomber. It is either 70 sexual favors from Allah, or eternal condemnation from the God of the Bible. It does not take a lot of smarts to know which is true!
Tuesday - December 11, 2001
Survey finds 10 partners before marriage 'normal'
The majority of young people think it is normal for a person to have at least 10 sexual partners before marriage.
A survey has also found that three in 10 believe it is acceptable for a girl to lose her virginity before the age of 15.
Research carried out by Brook, the youth sex advisory service, says there is a "cultural change" in young people's attitudes towards sex.
Some 64% of men and 54% of women agreed that it was acceptable for a person to sleep with more than 10 partners before getting married.
I put little belief in statistical studies. The way the questions are asked actually determines the statistical results. It is just not as cut and dry as these manipulators of the studies would have us believe.
I doubt the culture has suddenly changed. I think it has been this way for a long time. Those who have no character will have 10 sexual partners, or really as many as they can find before marriage. They also go on cheating in marriage because this is a character issue. The high rate of divorce signals it is true. It takes a pervert to desire, and actively pursue 15 year old children for sex. I'm sure the 15 year barrier is erroneous to these characterless perverts. In reality, they could care less what age their victims might be (or what sex for many). They have no character. They have no concept or desire for Biblical morality. Character seeks out righteousness, and practices it resisting the temptations of the flesh. The perverts of this world justify to themselves what they do is what everybody (or most everybody) does. It is why the Islamic Clerics are able to manipulate young men with sexual promises in paradise from Allah. The promises are lies, but when applied to persons of no character they are believed. They are believed because it is what those with no character want to hear. Even religion noted for some sort of morality gets twisted into the lie of sexual perversion out of desire by the perverts.
I do not know if 64% of American young men, and 54% of American young women are sexual perverts waiting on some adult pervert to give a religious okey dokey to their behavior? I do know there are a lot of them. It is still not too late to turn from such evil ways. It is still not too late to turn to the Bible. It is still not too late to come to Christ for salvation and redemption. It is still not too late for American young people to maintain Biblical character!
Just finished November 20, 2001 - Read: "Invasion Israel"
Wednesday - December 12, 2001
The European Union has stepped up its efforts to bring the two sides back to the negotiating table, as Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PA minister Saeb Erekat were both invited to attend a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels today.
The EU, for the first time ever, was poised to declare that Hamas and Islamic Jihad are terrorist networks that must be dismantled by the PA. The ministers' statement to be issued today will demand that Arafat arrest and try all those connected to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. An appeal was also made for the PA-controlled Arabic language media to call for an end to armed violence against Israel.
The normally pro-Arab French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine said his fellow foreign ministers in the 15-nation European Union would call on Arafat "to dismantle terrorist organizations." However, Vedrine said the Europeans were not siding with Israel. The EU statement would also urge the Israeli government to halt military operations against the Palestinians in retaliation for bomb attacks.
Peres showed up in Brussels reportedly carrying a message that the time for "even-handedness" is over, and that the Europeans need to realize the PA is the party preventing any progress. He is expected to get a fair hearing, as the spate of terror bombings has drained away at the traditional EU sympathy for the PA. Yet some European officials are already buying the PA line that Israeli retaliatory raids against their police are hampering efforts to rein in the radicals.
EU foreign policy and security chief Javier Solana is due in Israel this evening to begin a shuttle mission aimed at reducing tensions. It seems the main EU goal right now is to help Arafat's regime survive the dual challenges from Israel and from rival Islamic groups. But Israeli officials have said that one of the reasons Arafat has not acted more decisively to battle terror is the feeling that no matter what he does, there will be no pressure to replace him.
In any event, he has yet to truly confront his chief adversaries in Hamas. PA sources say it is not worth it for Arafat to enter a confrontation with his own people, without ironclad guarantees that Israel will move forward with the political process. Instead, he appears to be trying to work out a deal with Hamas and other armed factions fueling the violence whereby they would agree to limit their attacks to certain types and areas.
Does the leopard change his spots? I suspect the public change in attitude by the EU has more to do with the impending fate of bin Laden then any real change of heart. My personal feelings are that the EU is ready right now to follow the Anti-Christ when he makes his appearance. He will not be the fool that bin Laden and his disciples turned out to be. The Anti-Christ will make a peace treaty with Israel that he will break in just 3 1/2 years. He will have the political savvy to wait, and endure peace until by subtlety knows he can overcome the Jews. I suspect the end of this "War on Terrorism" will result in a false peace where Israel will entrust their security to some kind of UN/EU peace assurance. Israel will thrive when relieved of the burden of protecting itself. The hate we now know Islam has deep in it's heart against the Jews will erupt into invasion of a perceived weak Israel by a festering Moslem culture raw with animosity toward what happened to their martyrs. The hate of the EU will cause them to only watch making sure their hands are tied into inaction. This Last Jihad of Ezekiel 38 & 39 will be quick, and be the end of Islamic influence in the Middle East after God steps in. The humiliating defeat of Israel's enemies may well be the factor allowing the Anti-Christ to take full control of the West, and make that peace treaty with Israel starting the 7 years of tribulation? I expect to be taken (raptured) with the true Church before these events take place. I'll not have the opportunity to see my speculations become reality should I understand Ezekiel 38 & 39 correctly? The time is getting short! [Read: Invasion Israel]
The Apostate Church that will be left behind is here right now. Some of it believes in a generic god who will leave good Christians, good Moslems, good Jews, and good just about anyone into heaven. Most of it's faith is that you can lose God's promise of salvation in Christ if bad. It is the faith of apostasy, not faith in Christ! Many have added false mysticism to the gospel of Christ making it another gospel. A lot believe they will be the future glory of the earthly Jerusalem not the Jews. They all go through lip service motions, but will prove to be only professing Christians not the possessors of Christ. They will all be left behind.
Read: Mishpat, - This Place, - The Second Woe, - The Last Jihad, - The Gentile Stranger in a Jewish Dispensation - The End of the Church Age - Invasion Israel. You will find them Biblical, and eye opening.
Thursday - December 13, 2001
(December 12) - The EU's
call on Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser
Arafat to dismantle the Hamas
and Islamic Jihad terrorist networks, and to come out with a
clear call in Arabic for an end to the
is the clearest signal yet of how fed
up the world has become with Arafat.
For this is the EU, which feels very strongly the PA is an address and partner for peace, whose representatives regularly call for "proportionality" in Israeli responses to terrorism, and whose statesmen have hinted in the recent past terrorism against "occupation" is not the same as plain, old terrorism.
So for the foreign ministers of the EU to come out with this type of public chastisement of the PA - chastisement European officials claim they have been delivering to Arafat for months in private - is a clarion call and a significant signal.
"This shows a certain impatience with Arafat," one senior European diplomatic official said. "The feeling is that the situation is rotting away."
It is no wonder the EU has momentarily come over to the Israel side. There was a moment at the end of World War Two when the Europeans were confronted with the horrors of the Holocaust, and allowed a dispersed surviving Israel to return to their homeland. The issue right now is support for Israel's right to stay amid hostel Islamic neighbors? A moment of compassion has again touched Europe. It would be wonderful if all the world would rejoice with Israel as God so clearly is preparing them for the future glory of Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The sad truth is this compassion is only for the moment. It is not lasting. The Bible says the Anti-Christ will find fertile soil in Europe to sow his hate for Jews. Ethnic cleansing will take on new meanings when the Anti-Christ gains control over the Holy Land.
Many Jews will be changed through tribulation! Neither secular Judaism, or the Phariscitical Judaism of today is God's plan. A return to Biblical Judaism is what He is about! A return to the Temple! God has compassion for the Jew. Not like the world. His compassion is forever. The great surgeon knows just how deep to cut out that which defiles, but not so deep as to damage beyond healing. Through great tribulation will the hearts of the Jews be changed. It is God's plan we see coming to pass "in the news."
Friday - December 14, 2001
Gush Katif attack survivor: 'A great miracle happened here'
By David Rudge
JERUSALEM (December 13) - A "Hanukka miracle" was how residents of Gush Katif described their escape either unhurt or with very light wounds from two suicide bombers and an explosive device at the main junction near the entrance to the region last night.
Four people were slightly wounded and were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics and then taken to Beersheba's Soroka Hospital.
The almost simultaneous attacks occurred at the Midrasha junction, only a few hundred meters from Ganei Tal and less than a kilometer from Neveh Dekalim.
There were four vehicles in the vicinity of the junction when a suicide bomber approached one of the cars and blew himself up.
The four occupants, Moshe Baraness, Moshe Manshari, and his 14-year-old son Ephraim and Menahem Bar-Yehuda, escaped with mainly abrasions, but also had to be treated for shock. The vehicle was wrecked by the blast.
David Banjo, 30, was in another car, having just stopped to give a lift to 22- year-old Liat Pinnes, another resident of the Gush Katif region.
"I was on my way to Ashkelon to pick up my wife and our two children who were at her parents' home to go on to Jerusalem to attend a wedding," said Banjo.
"We had just gotten to near the junction when I heard an explosion which I thought was another mortar exploding in the region, but which later turned out to be a roadside bomb.
"Then, suddenly, to my left, I saw a young man under 20 running towards the car. I tried to speed up to get away from him and then there was a mighty blast which blew out all the windows and almost knocked the steering wheel out of my hands.
"I couldn't see where I was going but I knew we had to get out of there as fast as possible. I stopped after about one kilometer away. We were covered in glass and the car was a wreck, but otherwise we were unhurt.
"There was another car in a similar state close to where I stopped, and I understood the occupants had also escaped with just light injuries. A great miracle happened here. That's all I can say," said Banjo.
(07:45) Israel: Arafat is no longer relevant
By The Jerusalem Post Internet Staff
The security cabinet decided overnight that Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat is "irrelevant" and ordered the IDF to target PA facilities and recapture territory in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Israel has cut all contacts with the PA and has no demands or expectations that the PA will act to foil terror attacks.
All contacts with PA security forces have also been abrogated.
The aims of the move were not to personally harm Arafat or bring about the PA's collapse, but rather to end Arafat's reign, ministers said at the conclusion of the cabinet session.
"Only Israel can provide for its own security and that is what we will do," Justice Minister Meir Sheetrit told Army Radio. "The cabinet instructed the IDF to act in any area where there is a terrorist infrastructure.
"Only Israel can provide for its own security and that is what we will do,"
A statement that I believe will come back to haunt a secular Israel as never being truly implemented. Were it true, Arafat would be dead, and the Palestinian Authority would be defunct. Secular Israel refuses to control the gentiles under their authority, and the Arab, Palestinians refuse to submit to any kind of Israeli authority.
Dear Christian, how would you like to have the responsibility of governing perfect justice under these conditions? Read: Mishpat for an answer to how the Law will be administered in the coming Jewish Kingdom.
Now add to the mix Two fanatical Jews with a following of 144,000 faithful Jewish celibate men representing the Twelve Tribes declaring a mandate from God to build Ezekiel's Temple? The world would go crazy. The secular Jews would go crazy. These crazy causing fanatics will put their trust in the God of the Bible for their security. God will again prove more then adequate. Their mandate will be realized in just 3 1/2years! Never will have a Jewish Temple been built under greater animosity. Never will anger reach such heights against these fanatics who clearly thwart every attempt to stop them. "A great miracle happened here. That's all I can say," When the 3 1/2 years are finished, the Anti-Christ will be allowed to kill the two leading fanatics bringing about a world wide celebration. A new world holiday is established. A holiday of joy that these Two Jewish Biblical Fundamentalists have been overcome. None will celebrate more then secular Jews and secular Judaism. None will the world turn upon with more vicious hate then those same Jews. God will continue taking care of the 144,000 spiritual Biblical Jews, and their disciples as they flee into the wilderness. The secular Jews will suffer as the Anti-Christ takes control of Israel, Jerusalem, and Ezekiel's Temple. The secular Jews who thought they could compromise with this fiend whom they supported will be sadly dismayed as the days of "Jacob's Trouble" come.
It's all in the Bible for those who care to read!
Read: Mishpat, - This Place, - The Second Woe, - The Last Jihad, - The Gentile Stranger in a Jewish Dispensation - The End of the Church Age - Invasion Israel. You will find them Biblical, and eye opening.
Saturday - December 15. 2001
By Philip Pullella
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope John Paul on Friday led the world's Roman Catholics in a day of fasting for global peace in solidarity with Muslims in the wake of attacks against the United States and spiraling violence in the Middle East.
The Pope, convinced that prayer can move minds and mountains, asked Catholics to skip at least one meal if their health permitted it and to give to charity the money they would have spent.
The unprecedented gesture was timed to coincide with the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, promote greater understanding between Catholics and Muslims, and stress that no Catholic should automatically link Islam with terrorism.
The Vatican asked Catholics to either abstain from all food from sunrise to sunset, as devout Muslims do, take just bread and water, or eat the minimum required for their health.
"This special day of prayer and fasting, a Friday at the end of Ramadan, gives Catholics a chance to show their solidarity with Muslims," said Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, secretary of the Vatican Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. ....
The Pope's appeal to fast was taken up by some non-Catholics, but resulted in religious indigestion for members of the anti-immigrant Northern League party, which criticized the initiative.
Three League parliamentarians said in a statement that they refused to fast at the same time as "atheists and members of other religions that do not believe in the Holy Trinity."
The parliamentarians, Alessandro Ce, Federico Bricolo and Massimo Polledri, slammed the Pope's fasting initiative as "inter-religious, political, lay and ecumenical."
The trio blasted Fausto Bertinotti, a Marxist who is head of Italy's far-left Communist Refoundation Party, for participating even though he and many members of his party were atheist.
"We, who are not believers, feel taken up by this hope for peace, this encounter of women and men of different faiths who are committed to peace and the possibility of a different world," Bertinotti said.
Italian Protestants were also taking part in the fast, as were many environmental and green groups.
Why prayer and fasting? Because they can't unify around a generic god. It would offend the atheists among them. They can't unite around the Bible because doctrine would rip them apart by accusation. They can't unite around Christ because the Moslems want Mohamed instead. All that is left is some undefined, unintelligible, misty prayer and fasting which can't offend anyone (so they thought). Some of the Pope's own children opened their eyes and blurted out about this inter-religious group "atheists and members of other religions that do not believe in the Holy Trinity." Oh! Shush little children says the Pope. That is doctrine. That is Bible. That is Christ. We can't have peace with any of that!
The fast is important because it appeals to the masses as having put the god of the mists in an obligatory situation. The Bible calls this "works" which the God of the Bible says will never influence Him. He has pre-judged all the "works" of man as nothing but filthy rags.
The truth is the Pope's peace plan for the Middle East is filthy rags! Guess where God places the secular peace plans?
Sunday - December 16. 2001
Sunday Animation: Roundup of Terrorists
SAY WHAT? PART DEUX ... Rep. Gary Condit on the quality of his character: "I've been married 34 years. I don't drink, don't smoke, don't party." No, he just covers up affairs with missing interns.
SAY WHAT? ... Sen. Hillary Clinton on human cloning: "I'm afraid they'll clone Strom Thurmond and he'll be around forever." Yeah, she's a real class act. Anyone think the people of New York will be electing her to the Senate when she's 99? How about when she's 59?
(15:45) IDF anti-terror sweep biggest ever
The IDF operation last night in four Palestinian areas was the biggest so far in the war against terrorism, said OC Judea and Samaria Brig.-Gen. Gershon Yitzhak.
OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Yitzhak Eitan was quoted by Israel Radio as saying the Palestinian Authority did nothing to prevent the devastating terrorist attacks this week, and anything it does is mere pretense for the benefit of US envoy Anthony Zinni.
IDF units killed at least five Palestinians, one of them a wanted terrorist and the rest members of the PA security forces, without IDF casualties. The IDF Spokesman said the units operated in four PA-controlled areas and arrested more than 50 Palestinians, some of them wanted suspects.
In the Mount Hebron area, troops arrested a suspect wanted for planting a roadside bomb that exploded near the convoy of IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Shaul Mofaz several weeks ago.
The Palestinians received advance notification of the operation in an effort to avoid civilian casualties, the IDF Spokesman said.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if American politics were "it's character stupid." Character has proved itself again in the present crisis, but memory is short. The Clintons seem to have cloned a Condit with no help at all. Another Mr. Slick seems ready to go on to bigger and higher things by putting a righteous spin on his good works? Gullibility is not limited to the Islamic masses who accept terrorism preached by their clerics.
Israel is now taking action after the terrorists targeted too many children and teens. The compassion of the world seems to finally be effected. Arafat had 30,000 policeman, and years to accomplish a roundup. His credibility has finally been exposed.
Sunday Animation: Roundup of Terrorists
Read Lesson #9 of the Ezekiel Bible Study - Ezekiel was also the victim of the "contradictory lie,"
Monday - December 17, 2001
Oh! little town of Bethlehem right in the middle of all these man made religions. They all try to use the Bible as they try to use the God of the Bible for their own prideful ends. The great apostate Christian Church with it's greedy fingers into everything. The infidel and blasphemous Moslem religion master of lies. The secularized and false Judaism of the Pharisees who's leaven has corrupted all it touches. They would turn to Santa rather then Christ the Messiah for peace. A secular peace that will never, never come! Yes, a false Santa peace will come, but it will only bring with it Armageddon which is no peace at all. There is only one peace the Bible reveals as lasting. A peace based on virtue not pride. A peace that will wipe away all man made big time religions. A peace for the humble rolled over by the big religions of today, for the poor, for those who seek God's righteousness, and reject the false religions of man. A peace grounded in a person not a religion. A peace of the soon coming King of Kings born in that same little town of Bethlehem! A Savior who promised He is coming again to establish His Kingdom not another religion!
Read: Mishpat, - This Place, - The Second Woe, - The Last Jihad, - The Gentile Stranger in a Jewish Dispensation - The End of the Church Age - Invasion Israel. You will find them Biblical, and eye opening.
Tuesday - December 18, 2001
European Union sets course towards new era
By Peter Norman in Brussels
Published: December 16 2001 22:29 | Last Updated: December 16 2001 22:33
The European Union opened a new chapter in its history with a decision at the weekend to create a special convention that could lead to a constitution in 2004.
In a far-reaching declaration on the future of Europe, EU leaders set out their aim of bridging the gap between the EU and its citizens, calling on the union to become more democratic, transparent and efficient.
At its summit in the Belgian town of Laeken, 15 governments of all political hues, agreed that the EU "stands at a crossroads, a defining moment in its existence". Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian prime minister and summit host, said the declaration aimed to start a debate on Europe "with no taboos".
About 100 people will meet from next March in the convention chaired by Valery Giscard d'Estaing, former French president. They will consider about 50 questions on how to improve the EU's institutions and working methods in readiness for its enlargement from 15 to more than 25 member states.
Many Bible scholars including me expect the Anti-Christ to emerge from some sort of European Union. This present 15 member states soon to be 25 member states is not a good prospect. The Bible says the Anti-Christ comes out of a 10 nation Western confederacy of which he leads one. The Bible says 3 fall (absorbed by the Anti-Christ) leaving 7 which becomes the base of his power over the whole world. My thoughts are the United States will be part of this future Western confederacy which the Anti-Christ will make his power base. The Bible goes on to tell us the Anti-Christ losses in the end. The Lord Jesus Christ destroys him, and establishes the Kingdom of heaven which John the Baptist claimed was at hand when Christ came to earth the first time. It will become reality after the Anti-Christ meets his end at the second coming of Christ!
Van Impe has really gotten screwy over this part of prophecy. He committed himself to this present EU counting as it grew. When it hit 10 he was ecstatic. When it hit 11, he started stepping all over his tongue. Much like the Jehovah Witnesses who claimed once their numbers hit 144,000 the end would come! When they hit 144,001, they also started stepping all over their tongue. Van Impe claims some screwy revelation that the prophecy came to pass at 10? All the rest don't count anymore? Well, you can't expect much from a turncoat like Van Impe who left his fundamental roots for Neo-Evangelical money and fame. Those folks will swallow anything!
I'm still waiting in anticipation. I believe the Anti-Christ is alive today waiting in the wings of world politics for his opportunity to emerge. I don't believe Van Impe who has shamed himself in his latter years. Solomon is not a good roll model for old men!
Wednesday - December 19, 2001
(13:15) Saddam: Hold Arab summit on Palestinians in Mecca
By Sameer N. Yacoub, The Associated Press
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein today called for an emergency Arab summit to be held at Islam's holiest city - Mecca, Saudi Arabia - to discuss Israeli attacks on Palestinians.
Saddam called for Arab unity and warned the United States and Israel are using the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington as a pretext to destroy Arabs.
"America is encourging the Zionist entity to kill the Arabs," he said in a call to Arab governments and people carried by the Iraqi News Agency. "The United States and the Zionist entity have one common goal, that is to destroy and humiliate the Arab nation."
"Our position will be better if we are to hold an emergency summit ... in order to exclusively discuss the aggression toward the Palestinians," he was quoted as saying.
The 22-nation Arab League, based in Cairo, Egypt, has held several meetings in the past 14 months to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian crisis. Though there is broad support for the Palestinian cause and condemnation of Israel, little coordinated action has resulted.
"Let the meeting place be the honorable Kaaba," Saddam said, referring to the cubic stone structure in the Grand Mosque at the holy city of Mecca. He also said such a meeting could be held in "any Arab capital whose selection secures the presence of all us."
Saudi Arabia severed relations with Iraq after it invaded Kuwait in 1990. The kingdom allowed US troops to use Saudi territory to fight Iraqi forces in the 1991 Gulf War that ousted the Iraqis from Kuwait. In the years since, US planes frequently have flown from Saudi bases to patrol Iraqi skies and bomb targets in southern Iraq.
Saudi Arabia, custodian of the holiest shrines in Islam, allows Iraqis into the country only to participate in the annual Muslim pilgrimage, the hajj.
The highpoint of contradiction is to turn the tables on your adversary. Accuse them of the very infraction you are guilty. It works because it is what many want to hear. They have no concern for truth, but demand a plausible lie no matter how untruthful. The indiscriminant murder of civilians, and purposeful targeting of children and teens is turned toward Israel's military targeting in it's War on Terrorism as being of their sort. "America is encourging the Zionist entity to kill the Arabs," They are desperate to pull all Arabs into their filthy lies of deceit. They are willing to sacrifice the entire Arab culture in their blood thirst for Jewish blood. They have appealed to the right group. The hate for Jews is great. The desire to massacre Jews is ripe. They are saying what most Islamic Arabs of the Middle East want to hear. This summit by Saddam will probably never take place, but the attitude is real.
The sad truth for the Arabs, and the rest of the world is that no matter how bad the Jews may be, they are still the chosen people. God has a way of looking through all the bad to see a future cleansed heart glory. There is a future glory coming to Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. It is a Jewish glory centered in a Jewish King and Kingdom. A Kingdom for the humble. A Kingdom for the meek of this world. All big time religion must step aside for the future glory of Israel. All the gentile nations must step aside for the future glory of the Kingdom of heaven, the Kingdom of God. The contradictory lie will not work when Christ comes again. All those who want to hear it will be cast out of His future glorious Jewish kingdom. They will find their fate in an eternal hell!
Thursday - December 20, 2001
With the help of God we will meet next time in Jerusalem, !This helper God/god is not the God of the Bible for the only real God has already revealed His future plan for Jerusalem, and it does not include Yasser Arafat or the gentile Islamic Arab interlopers living in Israel!
No Moslem prophets! No Islamic Arabs! No Yasser Arafat's concept of a Palestinian holy land! Only the God of the Bible's displeasure with the heathen!
riday - December 21, 2001
French envoy to UK: Israel threatens world peace
By Douglas Davis
LONDON (December 20) - The diplomatic career of French Ambassador to Britain Daniel Bernard was said to be in jeopardy yesterday, after he was quoted as having referred to Israel as "that shitty little country" which threatens world peace.
It could be just the ravings of some drunken blue nose at a society party, or it could be revealing the heart attitude of many chiefs of State blurted out in a moment of unguarded truthfulness? What is said of Israel may well be what is said of Christ, and His coming Kingdom which will threaten secular peace far more then the Nation Israel ever could. The truth is this attitude, this Christmas, is reflective of why the LORD of hosts is preparing to deal with judgment on a world that mocks His chosen nation, and more importantly His only begotten son!
God demands the peace of Christ as the only acceptable peace for His creation. All other peace initiatives are but the filth of sin which will only lead to the Anti-Christ and Armageddon. The Apostle Paul well knew the magnificent Christ when he made comparison to all earthly glory.
Saturday - December 22, 2001
My thoughts are the battle for the Temple Mount is the most important battle of this Second return of the Jews to the Holy Land. It is the battle of present secular convenience over future spiritual glory as promised in the Bible. My thoughts are this will be a secular victory until the Two Witnesses of Revelation chapter 11 put a new spiritual fervor into Jewish culture. My thoughts are as long as there is an Islamic influence in the Middle East a Jewish Third Temple can never be built. Ezekiel 38 & 39 is a good explanation of how God will negate Islam as a factor if in fact this is the "Last Jihad" that a present day literal interpretation would render. My thoughts are God will rapture (call up to heaven) the true Church leaving behind most of main stream Christianity which is already apostate. The Two Witnesses supported by 144,000 celibate chosen male Jews representing the 12 Tribes of Israel will proclaim a mandate from God to build Ezekiel's Temple on the Temple Mount. This would certainly boil the passions of Islam to invade. It will be quick and decisive making the one sided Desert Storm invasion seem as nothing. In this case it will be the invaders who will be vanquished. It will be an act of God! Islamic influence over the Middle East will end, and this new spiritual movement among the Jews will be free to build Ezekiel's Temple.
The Anti-Christ will make his appearance at this time as leader of the Western World confederacy including America, and it's powerful apostate Christianity. He will wisely sign a peace treaty with Israel contemplating what God had just done to Islam. The peace will only last 3 1/2 years when the Anti-Christ will by subtlety invade the Middle East, sit on the throne prepared for Christ in Ezekiel's Temple, and declare himself god!
Those are my thoughts as we approach Christmas 2001? Only Christ and His coming Jewish Kingdom will save the world from the downward spiral of the Anti-Christ to Armageddon. Only Christ has the power to save the individual lost sinner just as He will manifest the power to save the whole world from the fruits of sin. Only those who will come to Christ the King will find redemption in the future glory of Israel. The rest will be cast out unto eternal damnation.
Sunday - December 23, 2001
Click here for Sunday animation - Arafatmas the delusion
Oh little town of Bethlehem!
Each Christmas Eve since the PLO takeover in Bethlehem on December 22, 1995, the Muslim Arafat has attended the televised Midnight mass in the church marking the site of Jesus' birth. The mass is presided over by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, a proponent of Palestinian nationalism.
Last year, Arafat showed up for the event three months into the violent Palestinian intifada, and was forced to leave by car through Jerusalem due to stormy weather, which had grounded his helicopter. Though it took place in deserted streets late on a rainy night, it marked Arafat's first foray in decades into Jerusalem - a city he has vowed to return to at the head of a triumphal Palestinian and Muslim march of "liberation."
This year, Arafat has been grounded not by the weather, but by the IDF. He has been confined to Ramallah for the past three weeks, ever since Israel destroyed his three helicopters parked outside his main compound in Gaza City. The air strikes came during a series of Israeli military operations launched in response to a horrific week of Palestinian terrorist attacks that killed 33 Israelis and wounded over 300. Arafat has been unable to leave Ramallah by land or air, and IDF tanks have been posted within 200-300 meters of his offices there.
Angered by his confinement to Ramallah, Arafat was quoted as telling his advisors this week, "I will get to Bethlehem, if I have to walk the whole way."
Ever since the PLO takeover the Christians of Bethlehem have been continually intimidated. Most have now left under threat of their lives by the Islamic, Arab, Palestinians. Don't be fooled by the Christianity of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah. He may well hate Jews even more then Yasser Arafat? He certainly would rather have an Islamic Bethlehem/Jerusalem over a Jewish Bethlehem/Jerusalem.
Yasser Arafat has the delusional dream he will lead a victorious Islamic army of the people into Jerusalem. It is all his hopes in Allah that he will be victorious not only over the Jews, but over the Christians and their Christ. It certainly is delusional to think that Christmas would be changed to Arafatmas!
The Bible says it just is not going to happen!
Sunday animation - Arafatmas the delusion
Monday - December 24, 2001
Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin
December 23, 2001
Arafat misleads the world about his relationship to terror organizations.
Arafat’s message in English to Bush: Terror organizations outlawed.
Arafat’s message to Palestinians: The PA and the terror organizations are united.
Written by Itamar Marcus and Ruthie Blum
The Palestinian Authority continues to mock the United States and Israel, sending well publicized promises to President Bush and Prime Minister Sharon that it is outlawing terrorist organizations, while sending strong messages of solidarity with the terrorists to the Palestinians. In public displays of adherence to American pressure, the Palestinian Authority declared Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine illegal organizations. Television crews were even invited to film the closing of the organizations’ offices.
However, yesterday the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine held a ceremony in honor of its 34th anniversary. Not only did the PA permit the celebration of the “outlawed” organization, but Yasser Arafat sent his Cabinet Secretary to deliver a speech in his name, praising the terrorist organization and lauding the unity of “all [Palestinian] factions”. A representative of Hamas also attended.
Furthermore, to guarantee that the message of unity reach a wider audience, today’s official Palestinian Authority daily published a lengthy front-page article covering the ceremony in great detail. The article included a photo of PA Cabinet Secretary Ahmed Abed Al-Rahman speaking at the event, during which Arafat’s delegate expressed disdain for the US and Israel, and claimed that the “[international arena... is being handled] with wisdom and caution, in order to foil the conspiracy of Sharon and his American allies…”
The sucker punch works because the guard is let down believing the lie that the opponent has submitted. Arafat has perfected the Islamic version of the sucker punch. As long as there are saps, the sucker punch works.
God has many attributes, but being a sap is not one of them. Many make profession of being a Christian. Many even claim they are "born again." God is not a sap! He sees their works, and knows their hearts. He knows which works are from a changed heart that has repented of sin coming to Christ, and which works are for selfish hopes of gain using Christ and God for personal ends. God will not be suckered by the phony Christians of today's apostate Church. They may well fool themselves, but they will never fool God!
Tuesday - December 25, 2001
Merry Christmas - from DDSrail
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Wednesday - December 26, 2001
(22:20) Peres protests Iranian threat to destroy Israel
By Jack Katzenell, The Associated Press
JERUSALEM – Foreign Minister Shimon Peres protested to the international community today over an implied Iranian threat to destroy Israel with a nuclear bomb.
In a speech to mark Iran's "Jerusalem Day" on December 14, former President Hashemi Rafsanjani said the establishment of Israel was "the most hideous historic occurrence in history," and the Islamic world "will vomit her out from its midst," according to Peres's letter.
Rafsanjani told a crowd at the stadium in Teheran University that the day is approaching in which the Islamic world will possess atomic weapons.
"On that day, the strategy of the West will hit a dead end, since a single atomic bomb has the power to completely destroy Israel, while an Israeli counterstrike can only cause partial damage to the Islamic world," he said.
An Israeli expert who monitors developments in Iran said he had a tape recording of the speech, and the quotes listed in Peres's letter were accurate.
The Bible says the Islamic Iranians will not have their way with Israel. It is true in time they should develop their nuclear hate bombs. It also must be true the time is short for God to act on behalf of Israel. The end will not be a nuclear wasteland around Tell Aviv, but rather an Islamic massacre on the mountains of Israel. A massacre preformed by the God of the Bible in the name of the God of the Bible.
The hate expressed by President Hashemi Rafsanjani is real enough. Were God not to intervene, the end would certainly come for Israel. If not the Moslems, it would be the Catholics who would never stand for God to lift Israel up over the Roman Catholic Church for the rest of eternity! God will act on behalf of His chosen people. In His name the great massacre of Ezekiel 39 will be accomplished. Those who are the expressed enemies of Israel will find the LORD of hosts their battle foe. His attribute is victory in battle. He can do no other thing.
The Pope is dead wrong. His Christmas message is dead wrong. The violence that would be perpetrated against Israel will find a jealous God moved to action. Violence in battle is the LORD of hosts battle cry against all who oppose Israel's return to the Promised Land! To all who oppose the future glory of Israel!
Thursday - December 27, 2001
Bin Laden: Attack on US to Stop Support for Israel
LONDON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden (news - web sites), the world's most wanted man, said on a video broadcast by al-Jazeera satellite television on Wednesday that the September 11 suicide attacks were intended to stop U.S. support for Israel.
``Our terrorism against the United States is worthy of praise to deter the oppressor so that America stop its support for Israel, which is killing our children,'' the bearded, Saudi-born fugitive said.
Now it is clear if it was not before. The price of September 11 is because of our support for Israel. What bin Laden hopes is that America will say the price for the Jews is not worth it. My hopes are America will realize the plan God has for the future glory of Israel, and the Jews. The price is high, as high as any price can be, but God has blessed America because of it's past support for the price Christ of the Bible paid. The same God will also bless those who support His future plan for the glory of Christ as the soon coming King of the Jews, and as King of Kings! At the end only the God of the Bible will be victorious. He will never forget what was done on behalf of His only begotten Son both in the past and for the future.
Salvation is not by works. The price would be beyond man's ability to pay. The blood of mere mortals is relatively worthless, but the blood of God incarnate is without price. Christ paid the price with His blood, and offers salvation to all who will come as a free gift of grace not merit. God will also reward those who come. He knows the sacrifices made in the past for Christ's sake, and He knows the sacrifices made for the future glory of Christ which will all be centered in Israel, Jerusalem, and the soon coming Jewish Temple.
Friday - December 28, 2001
O Little Town of Bethlehem!
As a service to our subscribers, we have translated an article that appeared in yesterday’s Hebrew daily Ma’ariv, describing the fear and oppression under which Christians in the Palestinian Authority live, resulting in many of them leaving Bethlehem.
The following are excerpts from the article, written by Hanan Shlein.
“Make no mistake - Arafat’s insistence that he would go to the Midnight Mass in Bethlehem, “even on foot” if Israel doesn’t permit him to take off from Ramallah, does not necessarily reflect great love between Muslims and Christians in Palestinian Authority-controlled areas. In fact, the opposite is the case. The Christians suffer greatly just by being in PA areas, which is evident from what transpired during the exchange of fire between Palestinians in the Christian town of Beit Jala and IDF troops in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. At the height of the firing, the Christians of Beit Jala received a particularly painful bear-hug: Tanzim activists, Muslims of course, chose their firing positions as close as possible to Christian religious institutions. The Christians instantly understood the ploy - one slight deviation of Israeli retaliatory fire on Beit Jala would suffice to harm the Christian institutions or homes. In such an event, Israel would receive grave reactions from the world’s Christians and the gain would be two-fold: both Gilo and Israel’s relations with the international Christian community would suffer a blow…
“One resident of Beit Jala remembers sadly: ‘We frequently were humiliated by the Muslims in Bethlehem. We Christians used to constitute 50% of the population in the city. Today, we make up maybe 20%. Anyone who was able to do so, left.’…
“Out of fear for their safety, Christian spokesmen aren’t happy to be identified by name when they complain about the Muslims’ treatment of them. Off the record they talk of harassment and terror tactics, mainly from the gangs of thugs who looted and plundered Christians and their property, under the protection of Palestinian security personnel…
“Relations between Muslims and Christians deteriorated after the Israeli Army withdrawal from Bethlehem. It was then that PA security forces, all Muslims, entered, and the sentiments and frustration on the part of the Muslims turned into actions. Israel began receiving complaints from Christians about damage to churches and the smashing of crosses, without any real preventive measures taken by the local police. In addition, [bodily] harassment against Christians began, which reached its peak when Muslims sexually molested young Christian girls from Beit Sahur…” [Ma’ariv, Dec. 24, 2001]
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O little town of Bethlehem. Town of so
much tragedy, yet town of so great a victory. Rachel died there giving birth to
the last son of the twelve tribes of Israel. Rachel named him Ben-oni (son of
my sorrow) which Jacob immediately changed to Ben-jamin (son of my right
hand). Naomi fled from Bethlehem to Moab during famine. She lost her husband
and two sons, but returned with the Moabites Ruth who became grandmother to King
David. Out of great tragedy came great victory for Israel out of Bethlehem. King
David was born in Bethlehem. The prophet Jeremiah saw future tragedy
coming to Bethlehem when he wrote "Jer 31:15
Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not." He saw the birth of one even greater then David from that same seed born in that same town with that same sorrow for a beginning. A price was set before the victory could come. King Herod would not step aside for the rightful King of Israel at His birth. He murdered all the children of Bethlehem he could find causing the weeping for her children because they were not. Jesus went on to live, and then die as the only acceptable sacrifice for sin. This same Jesus is coming again most likely to this present generation as the King He was always intended to be. This time a new spiritual generation of Jews born out of great tribulation will not reject Him. He will establish His Jewish throne in Israel, in Jerusalem, in the soon coming Temple to be built on the Temple Mount. It will be the greatest victory recorded in all of human history. It all starts in O little town of Bethlehem. The present sorrow will soon be turned to the greatest victory! Not a Moslem victory. Not an apostate Christian victory. Not a secularized Jewish victory. It will be the victory of the Lord Jesus Christ! The King of Kings!
Saturday - December 29, 2001
The Palestinian Myth
The general impression given in the media is that Palestinians have lived in the Holy Land for hundreds, if not thousands of years. No wonder, then, that a recent poll of French citizens shows that the majority believe (falsely) that prior to the establishment of the State of Israel an independent Arab Palestinian state existed in its place. Yet curiously, when it comes to giving the history of this “ancient” people most news outlets find it harder to go back more than the early nineteen hundreds. CNN, an agency which has devoted countless hours of airtime to the “plight” of the Palestinians, has a website which features a special section on the Middle East conflict called “Struggle For Peace”. It includes a promising sounding section entitled “Lands Through The Ages” which assures us it will detail the history of the region using maps. Strangely, it turns out, the maps displayed start no earlier than the ancient date of 1917. The CBS News website has a background section called “A Struggle For Middle East Peace.’’ Its history timeline starts no earlier than 1897. The NBC News background section called ‘’Searching for Peace’’ has a timeline which starts in 1916. BBC’s timeline starts in 1948.
Yet, the clincher must certainly be the Palestinian National Authority’s own website. While it is top heavy on such phrases as “Israeli occupation” and “Israeli human rights violations” the site offers practically nothing on the history of the so-called Palestinian people. The only article on the site with any historical content is called “Palestinian History - 20th Century Milestones” which seems only to confirm that prior to 1900 there was no such concept as the Palestinian People.
While the modern media maybe short on information about the history of the “Palestinian people” the historical record is not. Books, such as Battleground by Samuel Katz and From Time Immemorial by Joan Peters long ago detailed the history of the region. Far from being settled by Palestinians for hundreds, if not thousands of years, the Land of Israel, according to dozens of visitors to the land, was, until the beginning of the last century, practically empty. Alphonse de Lamartine visited the land in 1835. In his book, Recollections of the East, he writes "Outside the gates of Jerusalem we saw no living object, heard no living sound…." None other than the famous American author Mark Twain, who visited the Land of Israel in 1867, confirms this. In his book Innocents Abroad he writes, “A desolation is here that not even imagination can grace with the pomp of life and action. We reached Tabor safely…. We never saw a human being on the whole journey.” Even the British Consul in Palestine reported, in 1857, “The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is that of a body of population…”
In fact, according to official Ottoman Turk census figures of 1882, in the entire Land of Israel, there were only 141,000 Muslims, both Arab and non-Arab. This number was to skyrocket to 650,000 Arabs by 1922, a 450% increase in only 40 years. By 1938 that number would become over 1 million or an 800% increase in only 56 years. Population growth was especially high in areas where Jews lived. Where did all these Arabs come from? According to the Arabs the huge increase in their numbers was due to natural childbirth. In 1944, for example, they alleged that the natural increase (births minus deaths) of Arabs in the Land of Israel was the astounding figure of 334 per 1000. That would make it roughly three times the corresponding rate for the same year of Lebanon and Syria and almost four times that of Egypt, considered amongst the highest in the world. Unlikely, to say the least. If the massive increase was not due to natural births, then were did all these Arabs come from? ....
Far from displacing the Arabs, as they claimed, the Jews were the very reason the Arabs chose to settle in the Land of Israel. Jobs provided by newly established Zionist industry and agriculture lured them there, just as Israeli construction and industry provides most Arabs in the Land of Israel with their main source of income today. Malcolm MacDonald, one of the principal authors of the British White Paper of 1939, which restricted Jewish immigration to the Land of Israel, admitted (conservatively) that were it not for a Jewish presence the Arab population would have been little more than half of what it actually was. Today, when due to the latest “intifada” Arabs from the territories under 35 are no longer allowed into pre-1967 Israel to work, unemployment has skyrocketed to over 40% and most rely on European aid packages to survive. ....
To maintain the charade of being an indigenous population, Arab propagandists have had to do more than a little rewriting of history. A major part of this rewriting involves the renaming of geography. For two thousand years the central mountainous region of Israel was known as Judea and Samaria, as any medieval map of the area testifies. However, the state of Jordan occupied the area in 1948 and renamed it the West Bank. This is a funny name for a region that actually lies in the eastern portion of the land and can only be called “West” in reference to Jordan. This does not seem to bother the majority of news outlets covering the region, which universally refer to the region by its recent Jordanian name.
The term “Palestinian" is itself a masterful twisting of history. To portray themselves as indigenous, Arab settlers adopted the name of an ancient Canaanite tribe, the Phillistines, that died out almost 3000 years ago. The connection between this tribe and modern day Arabs is nil. Who is to know the difference? Given the absence of any historical record, one can understand why Yasser Arafat claims that Jesus Christ, a Jewish carpenter from the Galilee, was a Palestinian. Every year, at Christmas time, Arafat goes to Bethlehem and tells worshippers that Jesus was in fact “the first Palestinian”.
If the Palestinians are indeed a myth, then the real question becomes “Why?” Why invent a fictitious people? The answer is that the myth of the Palestinian People serves as the justification for Arab occupation of the Land of Israel. While the Arabs already possess 21 sovereign countries of their own (more than any other single people on earth) and control a land mass 800 times the size of the Land of Israel, this is apparently not enough for them. They therefore feel the need to rob the Jews of their one and only country, one of the smallest on the planet. Unfortunately, many people ignorant of the history of the region, including much of the world media, are only too willing to help.
It really is not ignorance in the normal sense. It is willing ignorance. It is a desire for the plausible lie over the easily accessed historical truth. Yasser Arafat was probably amazed more then anyone when his statement that Jesus Christ was the first Palestinian went unchallenged, and that it in fact was repeated by the media as a factual statement. This is typical of the lie the world wants to hear.
The Philistine origin the Arafat Arabs want to claim as their Palestinian roots is a rather foolish claim from a Biblical perspective! It is like claiming roots to Judas Iscariot, or the Devil himself.
This is an awkward Biblical passage in First Samuel. I never saw the image of an emerod? Maybe we can ask Arafat to tell us from his ancient past recollections! But, certainly not to show us!
Sunday - December 30, 2001
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Don't be Fooled
Survey: US Muslims fault Mideast policy
By Michael Paulson, Globe Staff, 12/29/2001
An overwhelming majority of American Muslims, 79 percent, believe that US policy toward the Middle East led to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a new poll.
Conducted by Zogby International and financed by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the poll found that 51 percent of American Muslims support military action against Afghanistan.
Sixty-seven percent say that the best way to combat terrorism is to change US policy in the Middle East, the poll showed.
The poll also found Muslims as a group to be more observant than many US religious groups, but less observant than often depicted in the news media.
According to the survey, 47 percent of American Muslims report praying five times a day, as is required by Islam. Fifty percent of Muslims say they went to a mosque in the week before being polled, slightly more than the 40 percent of Christians and Jews who report attending church or synagogue in the previous week.
Seventy percent of Muslims said the United States should reduce its financial support of Israel, while 61 percent said the United States should reduce its support of undemocratic Muslim regimes.
Islam has made a terrible theological mistake. They teach money is more powerful then their Allah! They blame the US for Israel's success in the Holy Land rather then acknowledge the hand of God. They also teach that mass praying like 5 times a day will intimidate God Almighty to change His support for the Jews, and do things to their likening! They would like more success for their assassins who throw away their lives in premature explosions more then the successful maiming and murder attempts on Jewish children and targeted teens. Don't be fooled that it is just a militant few who hold to this kind of theology. It is really the heart of Islam to hate the Jew! The God of the Bible (the LORD of hosts) is about to deal with all the hate Islam has clearly expressed against His chosen people. The false theology of Islam must change, or the LORD of hosts will eliminate Islam. God has a plan for the future glory of Israel. Not just Islam, but all world religions must step aside for the King of Kings and His soon coming Kingdom, or they will suffer the same fate already decreed for a rebellious Islam. This includes the apostate Christianity and the false legalistic and secular Judaism of today. Change is the only hope! Humble submission to the LORD Jesus Christ, and the repentance and forsaking of all manmade religions as one comes to Christ alone is the only change that God will accept. It is the change that can only be accomplished by a change in the heart. A change that only Christ has the power to complete. A washing away (a promised cleansing) of all sin through the sacrificial blood Christ shed at Calvary!
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Monday - December 31, 2001
Yehoshua: Coalition cowardice threatens Temple Mount
By Etgar Lefkovits
JERUSALEM (December 30) - The government is not acting to stop work being carried out by the Wakf on the Temple Mount that could be damaging our Jewish heritage, prominent Israeli author A. B. Yehoshua said over the weekend.
"It is so sad to see these archeological treasures going to waste, which are of such significance to all of us, because of the Palestinian desire to create facts on the ground. It is clear that the government - out of fear - is hesitant to act or renew supervision at the [politically sensitive] site," he said in a telephone interview.
The Israel prize winner was one of a dozen dignitaries who signed a blistering seven-page letter the non-partisan Committee Against the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount sent to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon last week.
The committee comprises archaeologists, writers, jurists, and politicians who have been decrying Wakf work at the site for two years.
The letter, which includes a 14-page annex detailing the various works they allege the Islamic trust has been carrying out, was signed, among others, by two former Supreme Court presidents, Justices Meir Shamgar and Moshe Landau; former state comptroller Miriam Ben-Porat; authors A.B. Yehoshua, Amos Oz and Yizhar Smilansky; and former IDF chief of general staff Dan Shomron. .....
"This government, like governments past, has no clear policy regarding its position on the Temple Mount," he charged.
Turn a blind eye may best describe the attitude of secular Israel to the Temple Mount. It's importance to them is only in the political advantages of the day. The Biblical truth is the Temple Mount is the only place on earth where God will make His physical presents known! It will be at God's choosing, and will take no consideration of the politics of the day. The truth is the next physical appearance of God at the Temple Mount will turn the politics of this world upside-down! A new Kingdom will be ushered in! The Kingdom of Heaven; the Kingdom of God! All secular governments and religions must step aside in submission, or face utter destruction by the LORD of hosts! The Biblical prophecies of the future glory of Israel's Temple Mount had been looked upon as something of the far distant future. Sovereignty over the Mount was not an important issue. World events are now moving the Temple Mount unto the front pages. The Temple Mount can mean only one of two things when the Pure and Holy God makes His appearance! It will be a curse or a blessing depending on the heart condition of everyone brought into His presents!
Folks! It just could be this new year will be the year of the rapture? The next Biblical prophetic event leading to the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, and His coming Jewish Kingdom!
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