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Friday - October 1, 2004
Two young children killed in Qassam strike in Sderot
By Amos Harel and Nir Hasson, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Agencies
Two young children were killed and 31 others were wounded when two Qassam rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck the Negev town of Sderot around 5 P.M. on Wednesday evening.
Dorit Aniso, 2, and Yuval
Abebeh, 4, were wounded in the strike and died of their injuries shortly
afterward. The two were close relatives.
The rocket landed between two buildings in a residential area of the town as Israelis were preparing for the Sukkot harvest festival to begin. Two other rockets were fired at the same time, Army Radio reported.
Hamas claimed responsibility for the strike, which came on a day in which six Palestinians were reported killed during an Israel Defense Forces raid in the northern Gaza Strip aimed at preventing the firing of the Qassam rockets.
Later Wednesday evening, three Palestinians were killed in an IDF missile strike in Gaza.
The two children had been playing under an olive tree outside Abebeh's grandmother's house, emergency workers and neighbors said. The blast also blew out the windows of a house and showered a minibus with shrapnel.
Most residents of the neighborhood are immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia.
Those wounded in the Sderot strike were taken to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon and Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva. One person was treated for serious injuries, 14 for light-to-moderate wounds and the remainder for shock.
After the strike, Sderot residents gathered in the area where the Qassam fell, some shouting, "Death to Arabs."
A local man, Ronen Edri, reached the site of the attack immediately after the rockets fell. He said that he saw a boy with head and body wounds lying in the street and tried to give him first aid.
"There was a great deal of hysteria all around," he said. "People were screaming and crying from shock. I tried to stem the boy's bleeding, and then Magen David Adom [ambulance] personnel arrived and took him away."
"After the rocket fell, a man, maybe 20 years old, took the boy in his arms. He was in shock. He ran with the boy, he didn't know what to do," said Zina Shurov, 48, a neighbor.
"I saw one little child without his legs. We tried to help the other one but it was too late," said neighbor Haviv Ben Abbo, who rushed to the scene when he heard the boom. "All our town is crying." ...
Many dead in Gaza Strip clashes
A major Israeli incursion into the centre of the Jabaliya refugee camp - the first in years - has sparked off fierce clashes across the Gaza Strip.
At least 24 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded - including Palestinian civilians and militants, and Israeli soldiers and settlers.
In the worst single incident, seven Palestinian gunmen were killed by an Israeli tank shell inside Jabaliya.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has ordered reinforcements into Gaza.
Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz announced he had decided to launch a large-scale and open-ended military operation in the Gaza Strip to stop Palestinian rocket fire on Israeli border towns, Israel Army radio reported. The plan needed the approval of Israel's inner cabinet.
Palestinians condemned the Israeli offensive.
"This is a dangerous indicator which will lead to failure," said Nabil Abu Rudeinah, an aide to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
First incursion into heart?
Correspondents said it was the first time in the past four years of the Palestinian intifada that Israeli troops had reached the heart of the densely populated Jabaliya refugee camp.
In heavy fighting Israeli forces fired shells and machine guns as they headed for the militants' stronghold. ...
Bombs Kill Scores in Iraq — 35 of Them Kids
Thursday, September 30, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A string of bombs killed 35 children and wounded scores of others as U.S. troops handed out candy Thursday at a government-sponsored celebration to inaugurate a sewage plant. It was the largest death toll of children in any insurgent attack since the start of the Iraq conflict.
Is it blindness that prevents the secular politicians from seeing what is happening in the Gaza, or is it the stout hearts of little men? The unilateral withdrawal of Israel has only caused the Palestinians to claim victory. They are firing missiles with a concept of immunity even before the Jews have pulled out. Who can't see the number of missiles that will rain down on bordering Jewish communities after the real pull-out takes place? Islam has declared a victory for Allah. Arafat has claimed the title of Moslem Messiah once again as he brags of soon leading a victorious Islamic Army into Jerusalem. All these false visions of grandeur are thanks to this ridiculous political withdrawal plan. It doesn't take a genius to realize the Palestinians are believing the next step after withdrawal will be to pressure the Jewish neighbors of the Gaza to withdraw. They are already proceeding with this plan of victory before the first withdrawal even takes place. Reality so clearly reveals this plan as not working, yet the proud politicians can't back away from their foolish proposal.
Let all be clear that this proposed withdrawal is only because of the pressures put on the politicians by the Gentile Road Map which intends to give back the Gaza, and the West Bank to the Palestinians. The road map is the concoction of the Russians, EU, and UN which the US has now endorsed. It has only one direction, and that is to give the heathen Palestinians a large portion of the Holy Land. Arafat has already said the first thing he will do is make Jerusalem the capital of this new State. I assume it will be the Arab portion of Jerusalem which will include the Temple Mount. This again is so ridiculous since the Jews have already claimed the entire city as their capital. Jerusalem became Jewish in 1967 after the victories of the Six Day War. The only way it can become Islamic is if the lily livered politicians get their way!
The death of these little Jewish babies is shocking the Jews back to reality. The bleeding heart liberals who would give away the Holy Land for a hand shake are losing influence. The Sharon give-away retreat is being exposed for the phony plan that it is! Reality is forcing the whole world to turn from the bleeding heart liberals as children are being murdered before their eyes by this culture of barbarism. Only the secular politicians still think they have the skills to negotiate with these wild animals. Reality has become the worst enemy of the secular politicians. We approach another political cycle that seems bent on keeping God and the Bible out of their plans for the future of this world. It is not going to work! The Bible says dispensational change is coming, and no secular politicians are going to stop it. The Last Jewish Temple is soon to be built on the Temple Mount, and the LORD Jesus Christ is coming again to establish His Jewish Kingdom. Jerusalem will be His capital, and all rebels will be destroyed!
Saturday - October 2, 2004
VANCOUVER, Washington (CNN) -- Mount St. Helens began blowing a large cloud of smoke and steam Friday afternoon following a week of close monitoring by scientists.
White ash also spewed from the volcano for a short period, but no magma has been detected.
Officials placed the region around the mountain on a volcanic advisory on Wednesday.
The advisory that was issued is the third of four levels -- with the fourth being eruption.
The volcanic dome within the crater of the mountain has moved about three inches since Monday, according to U.S. Geological Survey geologist John Major.
Friday's event was described as a small explosion by geologist Tom Pierson. It could be the first of larger events, including an eruption, or it could be the end of a recent pattern of activity.
Pierson said the event "was really a hiccup. [Eruptions] could be a little bigger once real magma is involved."
Late last week, seismologists began recording "swarms" of earthquake activity from the volcano.
The activity increased last weekend, and the Cascades Volcano Observatory scientists reported three to four quakes a minute with the largest measuring 3.3.
Scientists reported some fracturing to the glacier; however, no cracking was detected on the outside of the crater.
"The cracking is much less cracking than past events in 1980, 1986, but the seismic pattern is similar," Major said. "It looks like something similar to 1984, 1985, and 1986 dome-building eruptions."
Thermal imaging is tracking changes in the lava dome and the side of the volcano for signs that magma might be moving in the mountain.
"The one thing that can not be ruled out is an eruption accompanied by a small explosion," said Elliot Endo, scientist in charge at Cascades Volcano Observatory.
Scientists continue to monitor the activity.
While an eruption could ooze magma within the crater, the biggest concern is a larger cloud of ash that would be spread by the wind and could become an aviation hazard, scientists have said.
Scientists do not expect a repeat of the 1980 eruption.
With an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.1, Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. The north face collapsed in a massive rock debris avalanche.
The nine-hour eruption blew over or killed nearly 230 square miles of forest and sent a mushroom cloud of ash thousands of feet into the sky. That eruption killed 57 people.
Although some areas around the mountain have been closed to climbers and hikers this week, the visitor center just five miles away remains open.
I was living near Kalispell, Montana on May 18, 1980 when Mount Saint Helens exploded. The ash cloud hit us the next day, and for about 3 days we lived in a surreal world of haze. The ash covered everything, and just hung in the air like some great hand had covered the State. It was a new experience for all, and most were on the verge of panic. There was no place to run. The scientists could not give any assurance about the health hazards we faced when breathing this silicon based mist that penetrated everything. No one knew how long this potential poisonous haze would engulf us? The schools were all closed, and only essential work places remained open. I'll never forget stepping out side, and assessing the scene. It was like being on another planet. A yellowish filter seemed to remove all contrast, and everything appeared permanently faded. I couldn't see the mountains I knew were on either side of the Flathead Valley. They just disappeared? I could look directly at the noon day sun with no need of sunglasses. It was bigger then I thought it should be. The dust was already 1/4 inch thick on my truck hood, and building. All this added to the feeling it was no longer earth, but some strange world I had wandered out into.
Everyone experienced a force was at work of such mighty power that it could not be resisted. All our technology became suddenly insufficient to deal with such overwhelming power. There was no escape from this mighty grip that came over us that first evening. I needed to make a 10 mile hospital call, and decided to put a new air filter on the truck with the intention of shaking it out every time the engine seemed to be starved for air. A great dust cloud followed me all the way to town, but the engine of that little Mazda never hesitated. I didn't see a single car on the road. What I did see bothered me greatly. Apparently the bar business was considered essential, for every bar I passed was loaded with customers drinking their way through these unreal days of the volcano. The folks God sent me as a missionary to minister on this day of reckoning preferred drink to salvation. I saw a picture of judgment day, and just how depraved the men of this generation have become. They have no fear of the LORD. They will tip their glasses as judgment is being executed. They reject Christ as much as any previous generation, and would mock His warnings that judgment is near.
I expect little from this generation as God forces His future Biblical plan on the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount! Coming judgment will only be mocked. The soon return of the LORD Jesus Christ will be ignored! The fear of the LORD that should drive men to righteousness is only mocked by a generation on it's way to death, and then judgment!
Sunday - October 3, 2004
IDF Begins Anti-Kassam
13:37 Oct 01, '04 / 16 Tishrei 5765
dramatic security meeting last night involving Prime Minister Sharon and
Israel's top military and defense officials, and after the terror attacks over
the holiday that claimed five lives in the space of 16 hours, the army has
undertaken a wide-ranging but limited
offensive in northern Gaza.
In an operation code-named "Days of Penitence," heavy forces have been brought into the towns of PLO-controlled northern Gaza - Beit Hanoun, Jebalya, Beit Lahiya and the outskirts of Gaza City. The objective is to distance the Kassam rocket launchers from the besieged Israeli city of Sderot. The Kassams currently have a range of some 8-9 kilometers, and Sderot is only a kilometer away from the Gaza border, thus that the mission involves the takeover a vast area. Complicating the effort is the fact that the primitive Kassam launchers can be set up in a yard, fired and removed within a minute or two - leaving little time for an Israeli response.
Despite these difficulties, IDF forces have managed, since yesterday, to stop some five Kassam launching cells, as well as several other terrorist groups, that were engaged in firing rocket or mortar shells. The latest such incident occurred this morning, when an Israel Air Force helicopter fired at a cell of three terrorists, killing two of them. The forces have been ordered to shoot at any armed Arab they see in Gaza, and over 45 Arabs have been killed in the offensive. In addition, some 50 homes have been demolished, and water, electricity and phone infrastructures have been very seriously damaged.
Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu proposed at last night's security meeting that civilian infrastructures be targeted as a way of encouraging the local populace to drive out the terrorists from their midst.
Justice Minister Tommy Lapid (Shinui), another participant at last night's emergency meeting, expressed general frustration at the difficulties involved in the current war when he said with sarcasm that the only solution is to fortify the roofs in Sderot. In the end, he - together with all the other ministers present - voted to approve the limited offensive, which will continue indefinitely. It was generally understood, however, that other military steps are being considered and will be implemented.
France has condemned Israel's latest offensive. A French Foreign Ministry spokesman noted with dismay the number of Arab victims in the Israeli response, but did not mention the Israeli children and others whose deaths triggered the offensive.
Dozens of Anti-Gaza Disengagement Protests
21:21 Oct 02, '04 / 17 Tishrei 5765
(IsraelNN.com) Yesha Council spokesperson Yehoshua Mor-Yosef reported earlier that dozens of small demonstrations are taking place around the country under the banner, “Whomever runs away from Gaza – Gaza will run after him” in protest against the prime minister’s Gaza disengagement plan.
How long will this foolish withdrawal from the Gaza go on? The only thing that works is force! Maybe the French Foreign Legion should be placed in every Palestine controlled village in the Gaza charged with stopping all violent aggression? That would be the only practical answer to stopping the Kassam rockets from raining down on innocent Israeli citizens which would not require an Israeli Army response. Until then, the French should keep their comments to themselves.
The Israeli public is reaching an end to patients with Sharon. He was elected as a cooperative, but his actions with this withdrawal plan has lost him his conservative support. Surprisingly, his support now comes almost exclusively from the liberals. It is almost unbelievable. I suppose such things could only happen in Israel among the Jews?
The secular politicians no matter if they be conservative, or liberal will all fail! The redemption of Israel is the only solution to the problems occurring in the Holy Land! One side must turn to the only God of the Bible. It will be the Jews according to God. It is this plan as revealed in the Bible that God will keep. He will keep His promises to the seed of the Patriarchs. Everything happening in the Holy Land today has this single aim of the redemption of the Jews as the focus.
The rapture of the Church must come first before the redemption of the Jews takes place. One dispensation must end so the next can begin. The Church Age must end at the same time as the times of the gentiles ends. A Jewish Kingdom is the future plan of God according to the Bible, and no secular politicians are ever going to change it! Their plans of vanity are all doomed to fail.
The day of redemption is also the day of judgment. Any who are not redeemed on that day will be cast into the lake of fire. The hope of Israel is the only hope for all mankind, and that is the LORD. The Bible says with Him is plenteous redemption. Soon, the LORD Jesus Christ will come in the clouds. It will be at the end of the Great Tribulation. The Christ of the raptured Church will return to redeem the children of Israel. It will be His shed blood at Calvary that will have the power to redeem them from all their iniquities!
Monday - October 4, 2004
UN Involvement in Transporting Terror Rockets
11:53 Oct 03, '04 / 18 Tishrei 5765
Israel has once again documented
United Nations involvement in
anti-Israel terrorism. The IDF Spokesman's Office disseminated a
short video clip yesterday, showing
terrorists loading a UN ambulance van with a Kassam rocket. The van was
later attacked by an IDF helicopter,
despite its diplomatic immunity. The clip can be
seen here, as one of the videos on Reuters' "top news channel."
Other clips released by the IDF show terrorists firing Kassams from within the yard of a house and from within civilian population centers. The films were taken by an Israeli drone.
UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Work Agency) Gaza district chief Peter Hansen says, "We want to get to the bottom of this" - but at the same time denied the Israeli allegations. Hansen said that the item being placed into the UN ambulance van is not a rocket but rather a stretcher. He said that a rocket weighs close to 50 kilograms [32 kilograms, or 70 lbs. - ed.], and that "only Goliath and not even a weight-lifting champion could lift such a heavy weight and throw it with one hand into the back of the van," as the man is seen doing on the film.
Israel officially demands Hansen's dismissal, based on this and other incidents of perceived pro-Palestinian activity by him. A letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Anan by Israel's Ambassador Dan Gillerman states, "Hansen has ministerial and practical responsibility for the disreputable use of the UN van and the transport of the lethal Kassams... Instead of serving the interests of peace, the UN enlists in Gaza - apparently with Hamas' knowledge, on the side of terrorism."
Israel has documented UN involvement in past attacks perpetrated by Hamas as well as by Hizbullah. Most significantly, a UN vehicle was used in October 2000 to abduct IDF soldiers from Israels northern border, leading to the deaths of three soldiers. Other attacks have involved UN vehicles assigned to Arabs living in PLO-controlled areas.
Arnold Beichman, scholar and research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, wrote in the Washington Times in May 2002, "UNIFIL, the U.N. force stationed on the Israel-Lebanon border, hid a videotape of Israeli soldiers being abducted by Hizbullah in October 2000. After finally admitting to having the tape, the U.N. would only show an edited version (in which Hezbollah faces were hidden) to the Israeli government. They claimed they needed to maintain neutrality between a member state and a terrorist group."
If the world ever wonders why Israel does not trust the UN here is just more reason why. It is not so much a bad penny as much as the cover-up, and outright support of those who actively help the terrorists. America should take a lesson from what is happening to Israel. All talk of bringing the UN into Iraq will only bring more terrorist sympathizers. What is a bad situation in Iraq right now will become an impossible situation when US soldiers have to fight not only the enemy without, but the enemy within! The Monday night quarterbacking by the liberal politicians does not take into consideration that their way would be ten times worse then what is currently taking place. It is easy talk to say bringing in the UN will make fighting terrorism better, but the lessons from Israel say it really compounds the problems. The death rate in all likelihood would only increase with these kinds of dirty tricks. The Islamic influence over the proud UN politicians makes fighting terrorism much more difficult. I'm convinced those countries which already sympathize with Islam are best left out of the fighting.
The whole Middle East is engaged in a war of monumental proportions. Islam has challenged the God of the Bible! It is God who is forcing His will on the Holy Land. He brought the Jews of this generation back to the Land of their fathers. It is the greatest miracle witnessed by men since the dispensational change from Old Testament to New Testament. God is once again intervening into the affairs of men with supernatural power, and the world does not like it! This gentile dominated era resists a Jewish homeland with a Jewish Army that keeps growing in power and authority. Islam is first among those who would stop God from fulfilling His promises to the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Islam will be first to experience supernatural judgment as the next dispensation progresses. The lesson from God is for all to step aside as He prepares the Holy Land for the next dispensation. I doubt America will learn the lesson being taught in Israel today, and I doubt the gentile world will learn from the lesson about to be pressed on the Islamic religion. Those who refuse to step aside will be crushed. It matters not if it be the EU, UN, Islam, or even the secular Jews. An irresistible force is now working in the Holy Land that has no respect of man made religion, or politics. Absolute holiness is the only end this Great God of the Bible has planned for the future of the Holy Land.
Islam, suicide bombers, terrorists, murder of children, beheading of infidels, indiscriminate rocket fire into civilian populations is all coming to an end! The Holy Land will be holy once more. The irresistible God of the Bible has promised, and will keep His word. The heathen will no longer be able to deny His power. The Jews are already gathered into their own Land, and this Great God will soon pour out His Spirit upon them! The process is now in operation. Dispensational change is now coming to the Holy Land!
Tuesday - October 5, 2004
Matar To Be Investigated
For "Insulting A Public Servant"
16:25 Oct 04, '04 / 19 Tishrei 5765
Women in Green announces a public protest, to be
held tomorrow morning outside the Moriah Police Station in Jerusalem. At issue,
the grassroots organization states, is
"nothing less than the basic democratic right to criticize a public official."
The police have summoned Women in Green co-chairperson Nadia Matar for an investigation tomorrow morning, on suspicion of having "insulted a public servant." Matar, two weeks ago, publicized a letter she had written to Yonatan Bassi, the head of the Evacuation Authority. Bassi's job is to coordinate the evacuation of nearly 8,500 Jews from their homes and their relocation elsewhere in Israel. Matar wrote to him that the introductory letter he wrote to the residents was reminiscent of the letter written by the Judenrat to the Jews of Berlin in 1942, and that both dealt with the "relocation" of Jews and that both asked the residents to cooperate so that the process will be rendered easier.
Matar also wrote,
"The truth is that you are a modern version of the Judenrat - but actually much worse. For in the Holocaust, the Nazis forced those Jews to [be members of the Jewish Council], and it's very hard for us to judge them today. But today, no one is standing with a gun at your head and forcing you to cooperate with the deportation of the Jews of Gush Katif and northern Shomron... Yes, there is a difference: The Nazi monster, which destroyed most of my family, wished to physically liquidate the entire Jewish nation. But let's not be naive. The purpose of the expulsion from Gush Katif and northern Shomron is to liquidate the entire Jewish settlement enterprise in all of Judea and Samaria, as an interim step towards a spiritual holocaust: the liquidation of the State as a Jewish state, and turning it into a secular state with no Jewish character at all..."
"The fundamental and basic right of free speech that is so necessary in a democracy is at stake," say the organizers of tomorrow's demonstration. "It is vital that we protest against this dangerous turn of events in our beloved homeland." The protest will be held at 11:30 AM outside the Moriah Police Station in Talpiot, Jerusalem, on the corner of Pierre Koenig and HaTnufah Sts.
As reported yesterday, Matar is not the only public figure to use Holocaust imagery to describe the disengagement plan. IDF Col. (res.) Gadi Durlecher, a member of Bassi's Kibbutz Sdei Eliyahu, said last week that the letters sent by Bassi's office to the residents of Gush Katif and northern Shomron regarding their upcoming expulsion "remind me of the Judenrat's letter to the Jews of Berlin in 1942... [Elderly Holocaust survivors] told me with tears in their eyes that they hadn't slept in three days after they found out that their fellow kibbutz member is the one in charge of uprooting Jews from their homeland... [Bassi's actions] chillingly resemble the activities of the Jewish Judenrat who collaborated with the Nazis in order to complete a smooth and problem-free expulsion."
In addition, Prime Minister Sharon himself, in an interview conducted almost a decade ago, said similar things. As an MK in opposition to the Rabin government's plan to uproot the Jews of Gaza, Sharon said at the time,
"It must be understood that this government, and those who head it, have been stricken with madness and have lost all restraint... Though no current situation should ever be compared with the Holocaust, I would still like to mention that before the Holocaust, as well, the Jewish leadership said then: 'There is no alternative.'"
The major reason why this is so unfair is no liberal politician has been threatened with jail for what they are saying about the settlers who are sure to resist as being treated the same as the Palestinian terrorists! This is one sided justice which should never be tolerated by anyone. The anger of the bleeding heart liberals against any who do not agree with them is as great as that of the Palestinian terrorists, but not one has been threatened with jail by the liberal dominated court system now controlling the judicial branch of the Israeli government. It is only conservatives who go to jail for being conservative. My favorite Israeli radio station can only be heard over the internet now. I compare them to the fox network here in the US. The liberals did not like their criticism. and put most of the station's management in jail. The broadcasting ship was impounded, and then sold by the managers because they could not afford to pay the incurring fees. They had to broadcast as pirates because the courts refused to let them have a license. One of the reasons was because they refused to broadcast on the Sabbath which was a secular requirement for licenser-ship. It is politics through and through with those in power abusing the privilege. Aretz-sheva is the only positive voice for the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers, but can only be heard over the internet for now! The other news sources are just like CBS. Their Rather bias against the settlers is legion, but they themselves claim fair and balanced reporting.
What is happening in Israel today is that the liberals want to negotiate with the terrorists. They have convinced themselves that if they offer the carrot of a Palestinian State the terrorists will become harmless bunny rabbits. That is just not going to happen! These godless liberals hate all who believe in a god who is real. They want a philosophy about secular morality, but not a living God who can intervene over the affairs of men forcing His puritanical standards on all. These liberals want freedom, but it is the freedom to sin. It is freedom to set their own low standards for religion and government. They will not tolerate any other views or standards. It is their way, or no way. It is their way no matter how foolish, and no matter how much reality says it does not work! The one thing that is sure is that they will give away most of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount for a phony hand shake with those sworn to the eradication of the Jews. It is the foolish liberal politicians who believe they can make a covenant with hell, and come out the winner.
Only the Biblical Christ has the right religion and the right kind of government. He will be the foundation upon which Zion will find relief from these secular fools who would sell their Land, their Temple site, and their souls to hell. They would put me in jail for what I have said today if they could. Only Christ the tried and precious corner stone can lay a sure foundation that will never crumble. A stone upon whom all the secular politicians will stubble and fall. Only the faithful remnant of Jerusalem will stand when judgment comes to this generation!
14 And 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.
Wednesday - October 6, 2004
Hamas Members On UN Payrolls
16:24 Oct 05, '04 / 20 Tishrei 5765
Some members of the Hamas terrorist organization
are on the United Nations' payrolls - so confirmed UNRWA (United Nations Relief
and Works Agency) Chief Peter Hansen.
In an interview with the Canadian CBC news agency, Hansen justified UNRWA's employment of Hamas members by saying that many of them are affiliated with the "political faction". Not all Hamas members are terrorists, Hansen claimed.
The salaries for UNRWA employees are paid through contributions from close to forty countries, with 30% coming from the United States, 4% from Canada and over 55% from European nations. Hansen's statements therefore tie the donor nations to at least one Islamist terrorist group through the salaries paid to Hamas members.
Israel's UN Ambassador Danny Gillerman has filed a formal complaint demanding a United Nations investigation into allegations that UN personnel and vehicles are linked to anti-Israel terrorism in Gaza. Israel is also demanding an investigation into recent statements made by Hansen, who continues to reject the validity of Israeli claims, opting to always side with Israel's opponents.
UN Secretary-General Kofi Anan has acquiesced to the Israeli request and ordered an investigation. Anan yesterday also summoned Ambassador Gillerman for an urgent meeting, apparently in connection with Israel's grievances.
The statement that all Hamas members are not terrorists is like saying all KKK members do not hate blacks and Jews. It is a statement aimed at the gullible. The tragedy is that the gentile world is filled with those who are willingly gullible. They want such a statement to be accepted as reasonable. David Dukes (KKK Grand Master) tried pulling this same ploy when he ran for political office. He thought there were many whites who would willingly be gullible to his neo-KKK claims. Americans were too smart, and saw the truth behind Dukes Jim Crow intentions hidden in his trick words of newly invented fair play for blacks and Jews from the KKK. Where Americans were smart, the United Nations remains willingly blind. The UN wants to hear that every terrorist group has a charitable arm that does good. I'm sure the Taliban would still be terrorizing Afghanistan had the UN been the sole determining factor of using force to uproot them. Their charitable arm that provided little to the Afghanistan people would never the less be considered worthy of support even after 9/11.
Israel has already caved in to the UN distress over it's ambulances being used to transport Kassim rockets in the Gaza. The Army has pulled the videos that recorded the dastardly deed under the auspices of further review? This coming after the UN protested the charges as false. Israel accepts the fact that the UN will never believe the truth concerning the Jews, and so rather then be a thorn in the flesh they often just pull back from the confrontation. They know attitudes are not going to change.
God often does the same thing. He will press His holiness on mankind, but when violently rejected He will often back away. God knows the more He presses sin lusting men to do good the harder their hearts become. God could keep up the pressure, but the result would only lead to the quick death of such hardened individuals. We already see this result among the suicide bombers who chose death over submission to the Jews in the Holy Land. The entire Palestinian culture is built upon resistance to the Jews. It is God's plan to bring holiness once again to the planet starting in the Holy Land, at Jerusalem, and on the Temple Mount. The more God presses this plan as revealed in the Bible, the more the Palestinian Arabs harden their hearts. Beyond the local resistance comes the whole gentile world in resistance as represented in the UN.
The next dispensation will be a Jewish dispensation. The time is now! The God of the Bible is establishing a Jewish Kingdom in the Holy Land during this our generation! It is the Jews, the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that have been called by God to inherit this Kingdom. The Palestinian Arabs are already the fist to go as God hardens their hearts. The entire gentile world will be next when the Great Tribulation begins. The God of the Bible is determined to redeem the Jews. The cost of hardened Arab hearts is the price right now. It will soon rise to hardened hearts of the entire gentile world. The wages of sin is death, and all who refuse the redemption of the God of the Bible will be paid in full. Nothing is going to stop God's future plans for the Holy Land! The Land is not for the adversaries. It is for the Jews!
Thursday - October 7, 2004
Chag Sameach - Happy
16:19 Oct 06, '04 / 21 Tishrei 5765
The holiday of Simchat Torah & Shmini Atzeret ,
beginning at sundown on Oct. 6, comes on the last day of the weeklong
Sukkot festivities. The staff of
IsraelNationalNews wishes its readers a happy Simchat Torah & Shmini Atzeret
holiday, during which there will no news reports. The next news update will
appear on Friday, October 8th.
On this holiday, the last portion of the Torah (Five books of Moses) is read, and synagogues immediately begin the reading from the very beginning again to show that the Torah is beloved to us and never ending. In synagogues around the world, all the Torah scrolls are taken from the Ark and carried in a parade around the synagogue seven times. The Jewish people rejoice, sing and dance with the Torahs, for the reestablishment of the covenant with the Torah as a groom rejoices with his bride.
17:20 Oct 04, '04 / 19 Tishrei 5765
Some 20,000 people participated in the annual
Sukkot holiday Jerusalem Parade today, starting from the Yad Kennedy memorial in
southern Jerusalem and stretching 14 kilometers towards the city center. About
12,000 participated last year, according to city officials. Most of downtown
Jerusalem has been closed to vehicular traffic, and people from all over the
country have arrived in Jerusalem to watch or take part. Representatives of many
different organizations are marching in the parade. For example, among the over
200 marchers representing Hadassah Hospitals are 50 organ transplant recipients.
Among other holiday events are:
* Two days - yesterday and today - of tours, live music and more in Hevron and the Machpelah Cave.
* Many buses filled with visitors to the four northern Shomron Jewish communities targeted in Prime Minister Sharon's disengagement plan. The four towns are Ganim, Kadim, Homesh and Sa-Nur. The visitors are meeting with local families and will see a multi-media presentation. As the promotional literature states, participants are "voting with their feet, seeing the dangers of uprooting, and connecting with the northern Samaria communities."
* Two days of rest and relaxation in the northern coastal town of Kiryat Yam for children of Kassam-besieged Sderot.
* An evening of Torah study tomorrow night in Tel Aviv on the topic of "Rabbi and Student," in honor of Rabbi Yehuda Amital's 80th birthday.
* Nightly Sukkot festivities in various Tel Aviv neighborhoods.
* Open-house for visitors to the President's Residence in Jerusalem.
* The community of Yatir, between Kiryat Arba/Hevron and Be'er Sheva, is celebrating its 25th anniversary today with a "happening" for visitors. The town boasts the Yatir Forest vineyard and other agriculture, a pre-military yeshiva academy, and 70 families.
These are the people of the Book! Nowhere in Christianity is there such corporate acknowledgement of the Bible as is done by the Jews. The only sad note is that the entire Bible is not reverenced. The Jews have rightfully held the first five books authored mostly by Mosses as the Holiest of Holy Writ, but must still come to a reconciliation with the rest of the Bible. The day is coming when the Christ who will rapture the true Christians out of the Great Apostate Church will be reconciled to the Jews as their long awaited Messiah. Only then will the whole Book be venerated as God always intended.
Today, Jews all over Israel dwell in Sukkots. They are fragile little stick huts put up in yards and on the flat roofs of apartment buildings. The rule is the stars must be able to be seen through the thinly covered roof of the Sukkot. For a full week the Jews remind themselves of their wanderings through the wilderness as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised Land. This first Exodus has forever been venerated as an acknowledgment of how God keeps His Word! The great promise to father Abraham was kept, and the Jews have forever remembered this Biblical event.
2 And I will make of thee a great nation , and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
This great promise is being fulfilled during this generation. The Jews are back in the Holy Land, and the Nation is miraculously becoming great in spite of worldwide opposition. Their numbers are small in comparison to the gentiles. Their Promised Land is tiny compared to the other Nations, yet they have become a force to be reckoned with in just fifty short years. A single generation has seen the Jews of Israel become the center of the news, and on the lips of the whole world.
The blessing that Israel is to become was first revealed by Mosses. God has a great plan for the Jewish Nation. That plan in tied to the Jewish Messiah. Mosses called Him by the name of Shiloh. It is He who appears all the way through the Bible. It is He who will bring blessings to the whole world through the Jews.
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
This present gathering of the Jews into the Holy Land is a gathering with purpose. It is the precursor to the coming of Shiloh. He came the first time as the suffering servant who laid down His life at Calvary. He promised He is coming again, but this time with a scepter. The Bible expands the power of this scepter into that which was wielded by Mosses when he had the rod used to minister the power of God over the Egyptians. The Bible says the LORD Jesus Christ is coming again with a rod of iron. This is the scepter of perfect righteousness that will rule the world with irrespirable power. Men may desire to sin, but the rod of iron will not permit any to ruin the perfect Jewish Kingdom now coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
An interesting Biblical revelation is that during the millennial reign of Christ the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) will be a mandatory requirement for all nations to observe. Those who may shirk sending a delegation to Jerusalem to pay homage to the Great King of the Jews will have the fountains of rain cut off. They will have one year to contemplate their error. I suspect should they not come to the next celebration of Sukkot that the prolonged drought would determine their extermination as a nation.
Friend, the Bible is the story of Christ. He came the first time to be a sacrifice for sin. He is coming again to claim the world for which He died. Far better to be reconciled to Him today by repenting, and asking Him to save you then to face His rod of iron tomorrow.
Read Pomegranate or Almond Bud
(an article by ddsrail about the only artifact from Solomon's Temple)
Friday - October 8, 2004
From Anger to Rage in the Sudan
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
By Heather Nauert
WESTERN DARFUR, Sudan — It's the world's worst humanitarian crisis. And it’s bringing out the worst in people.
At an 80,000-person refugee camp in Darfur (search), refugees took revenge on the Sudanese government official in charge of the camp that is now their home, blaming him for the government's support of a brutal militia called the Janjaweed (search).
There's a reason for this kind of anger. Since early 2003, some 50,000 black Africans have died while 1.5 million more fled the fighting to stay in squalid refugee camps. Disease and malnutrition are taking even more lives.
So when Andrew Natsios, the administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (search) (USAID), sought last month to listen to the refugees’ concerns, that anger turned into rage.
A riot broke out when Natsios asked about attacks they suffered by the Janjaweed fighters. The refugees spoke of family members being murdered and villages being torched.
Under a mercilessly hot sun, Natsios asked a young boy, "Is there a school in your village?" The boy, speaking in Arabic, said no and shook his head. Tribal elders watched and listened closely as the boy spoke.
"Were there attacks on your village?" Natsios asked.
"Yes," the boy replied through a translator. "I don't know who [did it] but I believe it was the government."
"Did any of your family members die?" Natsios asked. The boy said his 16-year-old brother and a younger sister were killed and added that his father was also dead. His mother was alive and in the camp.
Refugees who were gathered around began to grow increasingly tense and others stood up wanting to tell their stories. Natsios tried to calm people down — "shhhh," he said. The government official looked on, watching the situation develop.
As other refugees told similar stories, the government official grimaced. He tried to stop the refugees from talking, literally telling them to "shut up."
The crowd turned on him, chasing and beating him with sticks, pelting him with stones, even throwing knives. Refugees screamed "Janjaweed," labeling him the same way they label their attackers. The official stumbled to the ground, taking more blows for nearly five minutes. He curled up in the fetal position during much of his beating. Blood poured from the back of his head.
Natsios tried to stop the attack, repeatedly yelling "no more." Eventually, the attackers backed off. Had Natsios not stepped in, the official could have been killed.
U.S. Assigns Blame
The U.S. government has become increasingly concerned about the situation in Sudan, to the point of identifying what’s happening in the African nation as “genocide.”
"Genocide has been committed in Darfur and the government of Sudan and the Janjaweed bare responsibility," Secretary of State Colin Powell (search) told Congress on Sept. 9.
Hundreds of torched villages show a scorched-earth campaign by the Islamic fundamentalist government and the Janjaweed militia.
Villagers in the town of Debanaya told FOX News that a little less than a year ago the Janjaweed drove into town on 30 trucks accompanied by Sudanese soldiers. Together, they ambushed a village in a remote part of Darfur.
First, they took livestock, loading them on the trucks. Then they burned down part of the town including people's homes so that the Janjaweed could take the land. In the village, eight people died and another 20 were hurt. Survivors fled into the nearby mountains. Eventually, they made their way to some of the more than 100 refugee camps spread throughout Darfur.
In the camps, refugee children draw the horrors they've witnessed — murdered parents and siblings, homes set aflame, livestock stolen. Some black Africans — children 10 or younger among them — took up arms to fight back but the government hit even harder, supplying weapons to the Janjaweed.
In a rebel town in north Darfur, a boy who lost both his parents said through a translator that he joined the Sudanese Liberation Army (search) a year ago. The boy was half my size, but held an AK-47 and stood up straight just like a soldier.
Deep in the heart of rebel territory, FOX News traveled with the Sudanese Liberation Army. Unlike the villagers, these men have truly gone up against the Sudanese government, fighting for economic opportunity from the capital in Khartoum.
The rebel soldiers believe the Arab government wants to exterminate them because they're black Africans. They drove us to a field where we stood next to a crater 50 feet in diameter. The rebels say that the government tried to bomb their town last year but missed, instead hitting a field a half-mile from town. They also showed us what they said was an unexploded ordnance, a metal-looking box half buried in the sand.
But despite such reports, Sudan's vice president accuses the media of exaggerating the entire crisis in Darfur.
"The situation in Darfur is far from being described as genocide," Sudanese First Vice President Ali Uthman Muhammad Taha told FOX News during an interview at his palace in Khartoum.
Instead, Taha said the United States and other countries want to topple his country’s Islamic government. He even accused the United States of arming the rebels.
John Danforth, U.S. representative to the United Nations and former special envoy to Sudan, told FOX News that the claim was "baloney."
Whatever the truth, refugees suffer, terrified to return home. Women are afraid even to set foot outside of the camps, fearing beatings and rapes by lurking Janjaweed fighters.
The United States, the African Union and other countries are trying to broker peace between rebels and the government — and end a viciously murderous campaign. Human rights groups say if the situation doesn't improve, 300,000 people could die by the end of 2004.
Here is Islamic terrorism coming from the South of the Holy Land just like Ezekiel said in his prophecy about the Islamic invasion of Israel. The Janjaweed are as vicious as any Al Quida, Palestinian, Iraqi, or any of the other Islamic barbarian organizations that have come to life during this generation of the resurgence of the Jews to Israel. The hate of a Jewish State in the Middle East is the great unifying factor that binds them all together. They hate the Jews, and any who would stand with the Jews. Islam is convinced this is the generation that will see the resurrection of which Mohamed promised. A resurrection that can only take place upon the extermination of the Jews of Israel.
It is time for at least the Christian world to wake up to reality! There will never be peace! It is foolish to think there can be negotiations with Islam ever again! It is a Holy War with Jerusalem as the focus of all the hate this culture can muster. This generation of Islam says one thing to the gullible infidels while all the time they are focused on conquest and war. The brutal hate of the Chechnyans of the North, and the Hamas Iranian backed terrorists of the East is now duplicated by these animalistic Janjaweed. The Three prongs of the Ezekiel invasion description are now all in place!
Hate for the Jews who God has called the apple of His eye is the core of all that is happening in the Middl3e East today! The Janjaweed will play their roll as they join with the Libyans in the soon coming invasion. A force of blood thirsty barbarians who will have no pity on woman or child. As vicious a group of thugs as the world has ever seen. Animalistic head hunters who dance with joy at the torture of the innocent. The gleeful rejoicing will end quickly in the fields and on the mountains of Israel when the wrath of God is released in an instant. God will rock Islam to the core for having believed the false promises of the Koran. Their end will reflect the depravity to which they have embraced. They seared their conscience with hate until they became as the beasts. It will be the beasts of the field who will feast on their carcasses as the invasion falls into utter chaos. Islam will be brought down by the God of the Bible never to raise it's filthy lies again. Never to lead people into animalistic rage again. This will only be the beginning of what the wrath of God will do to this last generation of this dispensation.
The Jewish Messiah is coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. Islam will be the first to be confronted with submission or death! Then, after death will come eternal judgment! Every act of barbarism will be brought before the throne of judgment. The torments of hell will be the declaration of a righteous God for all these Islamic barbarians who followed the lies of the Koran.
10 As it is written, There is none righteous , no, not one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Friend, only those written in the Lamb's Book of Life will stand on that terrible day of judgment. Today is the day for you to be certain you are trusting in the Biblical Christ. The false christs will be left behind with the Great Apostate Church of today's Christianity. Only those who have come to Christ with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might will find acceptance at the rapture. All who willingly believed the false christs will be left behind to face the wrath of God during the Great Tribulation!
Saturday - October 9, 2004
Death toll rises to 30
in Sinai bombings
By MATTHEW GUTMAN
The death toll has risen to 30, including a significant number of Israelis, in simultaneous terror attacks late Thursday evening that struck at a tourist resort in Sinai, Egypt, which was packed with Israeli vacationers over the Succot and Simchat Torah holidays. Israel suspects that Al-Qaida is involved in the "mega"-terror attack.
Among the Israelis killed in the attack, four have been identified as Einat Naor, 27, from Zikim, Hafez Hafi, 39, from Lod, Khalil Zeitouna, 10, from Jaffa, Valerie Segal, from Ashdod and Roy Avisar, 28, from Kfar Sava.
According to Israeli media reports, 14 of the 30 bodies recovered so far are Israeli citizens, although the exact number of Israelis killed remains unknown, and 38 citizens remain missing after the blast.
Massive blasts in the Hilton Hotel in Taba and in Ras al-Satan killed 30 and wounded over 160, although the number of dead is not yet final. Fatalities, rescuers believe, will continue to rise as several bodies have yet to be extricated from the hotel ruins, Maj.-Gen. Naveh told reporters at a briefing at the Taba terminal crossing.
The inside of the once glamorous hotel lay in shambles, bloodstains spotting the area and debris from the structure piled in mangled heaps. Rescue workers worked vigorously in attempt to rescue any survivors who might remain trapped underneath the rubble.
Rescue worker Dan Harari said that they cannot estimate how many people are still trapped alive underneath the debris, but hoped that rescuers would be finished sifting through the wreckage by Saturday afternoon.
Although investigators cannot conclusively report the sequence of explosions until the wreckage has been thoroughly examined, early reports say it appears that one or possibly two cars packed with no less than 100 kg (220 lbs.) of explosives blasted through the Hilton Taba Hotel, killing at least two dozen.
Almost simultaneously, two suicide bombers blew up at the hotel's beachfront and at a restaurant frequented by Israeli visitors in Ras Al-Satan, Naveh said Friday. Two Israelis were killed in the Ras Al-Satan explosion.
An Israeli woman had telephoned security services in Israel as soon as the massive explosion rocked the hotel. Israeli forces arrived almost immediately after reports of the blast, and found two blazes raging from separate locations in the building.
Part of the southwestern wing of the hotel, where the explosives-laden car had apparently crashed through the lobby before exploding, had crashed completely to the ground, and rubble lay everywhere.
Hanging from the upper floors of the hotel were ropes made from bed sheets tied together as people trapped upstairs apparently tried to escape from the windows.
In the hotel, restaurant tables set with food had been eerily deserted and covered in dust and rubble as diners had run from the site when the explosions tore through the building.
15 wounded hospitalized in Israel
On Friday night, hospital officials reported that 15 wounded remained hospitalized in Israel, of them one is seriously wounded, 5 are suffering form moderate wounds, and nine sustained light wounds.
A number of Magen David Adom ambulances and dozens of Israeli paramedics are still in Egypt assisting the wounded and trying to negotiate with Egyptian officials the possibility of transporting bodies to Israel.
Doctors in the south of Israel were asked to come to Eilat, and surgeons from across the country were be flown to the southern city to aid the local medical personal. Social workers also arrived at Eilat and Sinai to assist the shocked and traumatized witnesses to the attack.
sets up emergency war room
By ARIEH O'SULLIVAN
The IDF General Staff has convened for an emergency assessment in Tel Aviv as the Operations Directorate has set up a war room to deal with the terror attacks in the Sinai.
Military sources said that despite the attacks in Taba and Nuweiba, the level of alert along the Egyptian border was not heightened.
They said that the focus of efforts at the moment was ferrying special Home Front rescue workers down to the scene of the attacks on IAF aircraft.
The relations with the Egyptians is not at all smooth and special efforts were being made by liaison officers to allow uniformed rescue workers into Egyptian territory.
The Egyptians in the past have vehemently opposed such steps, but it appears they will be more forthcoming due to the severity of the present emergency
As Russian Premier, Vladimir
Putin, put it after the massacre of Russian children, “we have shown weakness,
we have not recognized the kind of enemy we are up against”. Israel too has
shown “weakness” and must now, after the Sinai massacre, drastically change its
Al Qaida has lifted it's ugly head once more. Hate for the Jews remains the tie that binds all these barbarians together. In Iraq they beheaded the Englishman captured with the already beheaded Americans. The viciousness of these Islamic terrorists is now legion. They relish the inhuman acts they perform in the name of Allah. They are not honorable fighting men, but murderers and assassins who target the weak. The greater the autocracy the greater their rejoicing. These are the animals of Islam. We have watched nation after nation cave into their terrorism. The problem is there is no negotiating with wild animals. The old Jaws movies were so effective in terrorizing the public because everyone understood there was no reasoning with a Great White Shark. Today, foolish nations still think there is some level of negotiation with these bad people. It will never happen! Al Qaida will attack whenever the opportunity arises irregardless of what others may do. The moderate Egyptians were as much the victims of Al Qaida as were the Jews. The Great White Shark does not take into consideration age, sex, or religion before he attacks, and so also do these barbarians act whenever a weak victim comes before their eyes.
Folks, I'm going to tell you the truth. It is God who has stirred up the Islamic terrorists by gathering the Jews back into the Holy Land. I'm going to tell you another truth. If it wasn't Islamic terrorism, it would be something else, but this generation would always have refused to submit to the God of the Bible! Rebels would have risen from the Apostate Christian Church if Islam had not beat them to the front. The viciousness of Islam might also have looked like child's play compared to the inquisitions the Apostate Church would have subjected the world as they opposed submission to the God of the Bible. The hate for the Jews is a world wide phenomenon, and that hate is tied to the coming Jewish King. It is His righteous puritanical rule that the world hates. That hate quickly slides into the depravity of mindless animals. The conscience is quickly calloused in frustration as the irresistible God of the Bible movs His plan forward. It is not God and holiness, but sin and depravity that is really stirring the pot. God did not hid His intention to bring about the Kingdom dispensation. It is this generation that is standing against God, and His written Word that is the bone of contention.
Islam is about to be judged and found wanting. It will not be the first time an anti-God culture, nation, religion has been cast on the dung heap of history. The sad result is that the lesson will not be learned by a depraved generation. What is about to happen at the beginning of the Great Tribulation (Ezekiel 38 &v39) will only lead to the entire gentile world going on to Armageddon at the end of the Great Tribulation. This generation hates the God of the Bible, and His single plan to save sinners through the puritanical Christ. The fanaticism of resistance will drive men into animalistic depravity. They will chose death over submission.
Only those who's hearts can be broken will come to the LORD Jesus Christ for forgiveness. The rest will be crushed in the wine press of God's wrath. It will not be God destroying the rebels, but the rebels destroying themselves. After death comes eternal judgment where every act of barbarism will be brought back for accounting. God is not finished with the depravity of men who resist righteousness. Those who reject the LORD Jesus Christ will find such depravity brings an equal response from God. So great is the salvation wrought through the sacrificial blood shed at Calvary that the rejection brings eternal, never ending, torment in the lake of fire. The tormentors become the tormented as the judgment of God is revealed in the pages of the Bible. The end is what the eternal God of the Bible sees, and this generation has a bleak Biblical future because of resistance to the LORD Jesus Christ, His coming Kingdom, and His relationship to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
Sunday - October 10, 2004
Locusts on the move again in north, west
fri Oct 8, 3:02 PM ET
DAKAR (AFP) - Swarms of desert locusts are on the move across north and west Africa in what experts warn could be an even more devastating invasion than the one earlier this year, renewing fears of a food crisis
Swarms of immature locusts invaded southwestern Libya near the Algerian border this week, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (news - web sites) (FAO) said, and continued to form in southern Mauritania, the country worst-hit by this year's infestation.
Northern Senegal, Mali, and northern Burkina Faso are also fertile breeding grounds for the young locusts, which have formed the worst swarms in more than a decade, able to carpet a square kilometer with up to 80 million of the finger-length insects, which change color from pink to yellow as they mature.
Southern Guinea's forested region on the border with Liberia (news - web sites) has also been invaded by locusts, local media reported. FAO's locust chief Clive Elliott told AFP that the UN agency had not seen any evidence of their presence, however.
A series of good rains, first in the Sahel last summer and then in northwest Africa during winter and spring have created favorable conditions for locust development, allowing at least four generations of locusts to breed in quick succession.
"Despite control operations, new swarms are expected to form in October and should begin to head toward northwestern Africa, probably on a bigger scale than in February," FAO said in a statement Tuesday.
"A second generation of egg-laying and hatching is expected in some parts of the Sahel, leading to the formation of new larvae bands from mid-October."
The life span of a desert locust lasts between three and five months. A mature, gregarious female can lay between 95 and 160 eggs at a time and averages three laying cycles during her lifetime.
The size of a grasshopper, with several pair of delicate wings and a glittering golden tint, each locust can consume its weight of two grams in food every day.
Those voracious appetites could do more to threaten the stability and livelihoods of millions of Africans than the wars and conflicts that erupt on the continent, the top UN humanitarian official, Jan Egeland, said on Thursday.
"If we lose the battle in the next five weeks, we will have a tenfold increase in the locusts swarms and they will go north," Egeland said in Geneva.
"Tens of millions of people in the poorest countries in the world will have no food, no livelihood, because locusts have eaten everything in that area," he said, renewing pleas for international aid to battle the swarms.
"This is a much greater danger to livelihoods than any of the wars in the African region at the moment, Darfur included."
Plagues are often tools of God as He presses His will upon rebellious men. Pharaoh learned to his own destruction that to resist God is impossible. Blood of sacrifice is the only stay once the plague has started. Atonement for sin is the only out for those who have offended God. This generation is slated for some of the worst plagues revealed in the Bible. The last invasion of Jerusalem at the end of the Great Tribulation brings with it a plague of the worst sort.
"Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth."
A plague too horrible to contemplate. The battle of Armageddon never takes place because this plague ends all who gathered together to oppose the Kingship of Christ. They never get a chance to unsheathe their weapons because this plague consumes their flesh in one agonizing moment. How foolish are men to think they can stand against God! How foolish are men to think they can reject the LORD Jesus Christ with immunity!
After death comes eternal judgment which makes all the torment of the plagues seem as child's play. Hell, and the inevitable Lake of Fire are presented in the Bible as eternal torment. The plagues only torment for a moment, but the torments of hell are forever. The Bible is absolutely clear that the punishment fits the crime. The rejection of grace bought at the price of blood shed by God's only begotten Son brings eternal, never ending, torment to those who would so willingly callous their hearts into dumbfounded resistance. They would turn God's puritanical love into a breach of their own personal sin filled freedom. They would turn the plagues of God meant to drive men to repentance of sin into the vengeance filled acts of a tyrant.
Friend, God is very patient in His longsuffering, but longsuffering comes to an end. To resist God unto death is to reject Christ unto the grave, and this brings the end to longsuffering. After death comes judgment. The worst part of the judgment of God is that it is irreversible. Once the decree is given it will never be up for review. The God of the Bible makes no mistakes! The great apostate lie of the Roman Catholic Church is that there is a purgatory. A second chance for repentance, and atonement for sin. A second chance would mean justice then would demand a third chance, and a forth, etc etc. The penalty becomes diminished, and the sacrifice of Christ on Calvary becomes meaningless. This false doctrine of the Roman Catholics has been a self imposed plague for many generations. It is a false hope as bad as any promise offered by the pagans with their false gods. Only the blood of sacrifice offered at the altar can provide atonement for sin, and relief from the judgment of God. The power is not in the ritual, but in what the ritual represents. Beware when ritual becomes the power administered by men. Beware when the LORD's Supper becomes more then just a remembrance. All Jewish ritual looked forward to the coming of Christ. All Christian ritual looks back to Calvary. It is only the blood shed at Calvary that has the power of atonement over sin. During the millennial Kingdom age Jewish ritual will again be in operation at the Last Jewish Temple. This time the Jewish ritual will also look back to Calvary, and the Book of Leviticus will find the true meaning for which it was written. In that day the plagues of God will have recourse, but it will only be through the blood of Calvary.
18 And he shall go out unto the altar that is before the LORD, and make an atonement for it; and shall take of the blood of the bullock, and of the blood of the goat, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about.
19 And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.
Monday - October 11, 2004
Local Residents Prepare to Defend Givat Assaf
13:23 Oct 10, '04 / 25 Tishrei 5765
Many hundreds of people are expected to participate in a major prayer rally tomorrow afternoon at Givat Assaf - just a day or two before the army is expected to attempt to demolish it.
A major prayer rally will be held tomorrow afternoon at Givat
Assaf, on a critical intersection on the
Jerusalem-Beit El-Shilo highway, just a day or two before the army is
expected to attempt to demolish it.
Beit El and Ofrah, the two Jewish towns closest to Givat Assaf, are abuzz with preparations for what is expected to be a sharp clash this week. The outpost, whose demolition the Supreme Court recently deemed legal, houses 14 families, a synagogue and a mikveh [ritual bath] at a strategic junction that residents and army sources have long maintained must remain under Jewish control. The neighborhood was named in memory of Assaf Hershkovitz of Ofrah, who was murdered not far from the site by Palestinian terrorists. Assaf's father Aryeh had been similarly killed in a roadside terrorist murder only a few kilometers away just three months earlier.
Several weeks ago, the army attempted to remove three mobile homes - known as caravans - from the northern hilltop of Givat Assaf. This move was thwarted, however, when over 1,000 residents arrived at the site on very short notice, and the army backed down. The residents say that they duly purchased the land on which the caravns are situated. Local leaders say that the army now plans to 'evacuate' - i.e., destroy - the entire neighborhood. Once again, however, thousands of residents are ready to arrive at the site on short notice.
Beit El Mayor Moshe Rosenbaum explained the importance of Givat Assaf: "This is a neighborhood that Beit El has accompanied and nurtured since its inception, with over 50 people currently living there and a full-fledged community for all intents and purposes. Arik Sharon himself agreed and encouraged us, and gave his personal promise to Assaf's mother that the site would be settled."
Rosenbaum continued, "This is a most important site for the entire settlement enterprise in the entire Binyamin region, and for those continuing northward to northern Shomron. Whoever controls it - even in terms of buses and cars that pick up passengers there - controls the whole area. The evacuation of Jews is something that is unacceptable, ethically and democratically, and we will struggle against it in every legal way. We purchased the lands there with good money, but none of this stops Sharon from destroying the place, in the name of a plan whose value, purpose or logic no one understands."
Responding to the claim that the site had been "unauthorized" or "illegal," Rosenbaum countered, "If it's a question of illegality, then why are there 40,000 Bedouin in the Negev and thousands of Arabs in the Galilee and eastern Jerusalem against whom no one lifts a finger to stop them from building illegally? It's therefore obvious that this is not a legal issue, but rather a move against the Jewish settlement in all of Yesha [Judea and Samaria], and therefore all the communities of Yesha will struggle with all our force to prevent this."
Asked about practical and immediate plans, Mayor Rosenbaum said, "We have called on residents from all over, near and far, to come with sleeping bags, cameras, sandwiches, boots, tfillin and siddur, medicines and bandages... The presence of 10,000 people will certainly be felt." Large tents will be erected in Givat Assaf, starting tomorrow, to house the expected throngs of Land of Israel loyalists.
I am reminded of Elkanah, and the first reference in the Bible to the LORD of hosts. The Bible says Elkanah dwelt at the twin hill tops of Rama associated with the word Ramathiem. It also says these Ramas were the high places for the watchman, the zophim, who protected the fledgling nation by watching for invaders. It is worth noting that the hill top Givat Assaf community serves the very same purpose during this last of the Exoduses. The watchmen of Israel must be forever on guard for the sake of the nation.
I remember my Army days when there was a lot of what we called Mickey Mouse assignments a soldier was expected to faithfully perform. There was one duty that was not Mickey Mouse, and that was guard duty. Even though we were in the middle of the USA, guard duty was serious stuff. Any shirking or sleeping during this duty brought the severest of disciplines. Recruits even went to military prison if caught sleeping on guard duty. We learned quickly that while our buddies slept it was our responsibility to be their eyes and ears. The watchman remain a most necessary duty even unto today!
The Road Map is causing the protection offered by the watchman to be nullified. Any unusual activities going on in secluded Arab villages will no longer be reported. The secular politicians are forcing the Jews into harms way by making the settler hill top communities pawns of the failed peace process. Rather then abandoning the failed Road Map, the proud politicians continue as if suicide bombings were not relevant, or at minimum acceptable battle field statistics. This breach of security for a phony peace plan is negligence of the darkest hue. There will be accountability for those who have blinded themselves to the reality of the situation. God calls them dumb dogs who can't hear. The secular politicians of Israel have become the dumb dogs of today. Their wickedness spurred by political gain will be their death, and after death comes eternal judgment. It will not be military prison, but eternal torment! They have offended the God of the Bible by shirking their duty.
The LORD of hosts is coming back to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The Jews have been brought back for one final Exodus. Woe to those who would oppose the LORD of hosts.
18 Behold, 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 .
2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.
3 Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion , and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.
Monday - October 16, 2004
WAKF IGNORES TEMPLE MOUNT WARNING
Israel has given the Islamic Wakf that governs the Temple Mount until Friday to agree to ban Ramadan worshippers from the southeastern corner of the site, fearing an “unimaginable disaster” should the ceiling of the newly renovated Solomon’s Stables Mosque complex collapse under the weight of the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims expected during the upcoming Islamic holy month. Security Minister Gideon Ezra said Wednesday that without the assurances police would limit the number of worshipers on the Temple Mount from 250,000 to 60,000. Wakf officials, however, rejected the warnings, claiming they are part of an Israeli ploy to limit access to the site.
Israel Backs Off On Holy Site Ban
will not limit the number of Muslim worshippers at a hotly disputed
Jerusalem site during the holy month of Ramadan, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
decided Thursday, backing away from a threat to impose strict limits.
Meanwhile, Israeli tanks and bulldozers pulled back from the Palestinian town of Beit Lahiya Thursday, after tearing up roads, flattening greenhouses and knocking down dozens of houses in a devastating two-day raid, part of Israel's expanding invasion of northern Gaza.
And a report by the Israeli foreign ministry warns that Israel could face European sanctions like apartheid South Africa, unless it resolves the conflict with the Palestinians, reports CBS News Correspondent Robert Berger. The ministry's 10-year forecast said that Israel can expect international isolation, as the European Union grows more influential.
The Israeli government had said that it feared for the structural safety at the holy site.
"The prime minister accepted the clarification of the Islamic Trust and will not limit the number of worshippers," accepting police recommendations, Sharon's office said in a statement.
The shrine is a hilltop in Jerusalem holy to both Muslims and Jews. The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third-holiest site, sits atop the ruins of the biblical Jewish temples. Both Israel and the Palestinians claim sovereignty there.
The Israelis had warned that part of the shrine could collapse because of the effects of a recent earthquake, but Muslim officials denied that and said the Israeli move was an attempt to assert political control.
Israel captured the Old City of Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war, but handed day-to-day administration of the site back to the Islamic Trust, or Wakf, because of its sensitivity.
The holy month of Ramadan begins Friday. As many as 250,000 worshippers have thronged to the site in the past, but Israel said it would limit the number to 50,000 for safety reasons.
The area in question is an underground mosque where Muslims have been excavating. Israeli officials and experts warned that crowds of worshippers on the roof of the area could cause it to collapse.
The walled 36-acre compound is the most sensitive site in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and riots there in 2000 escalated into the current round of fighting.
The chief Muslim cleric, or mufti, of Jerusalem, Ikrema Sabri, has accused Israel of exaggerating the danger in order to increase its role in running the site.
Muslim officials and Israeli authorities are frequently at odds over the shrine. Israel captured it in the 1967 Mideast war, and retains overall control over security, but Muslims run it.
Sharon discussed the issue Thursday in a closed-door meeting of parliament's Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee. Senior police officials who toured the shrine earlier Thursday briefed Sharon and the legislators.
At the committee meeting, which took place before his decision was announced, Sharon said, "We don't want to prevent people from going up during the holiday, but even more so we do not want it (the shrine) to collapse. We have done all that we can not to prevent the prayers but we will not let it collapse."
The foray into Beit Lahiya was part of a major Israeli military offensive in the northern Gaza Strip, now in its third week. Sharon told legislators Thursday that the campaign would continue and even be broadened.
Since the Sept. 29 start of the offensive, triggered by a deadly Palestinian rocket attack on an Israeli town, 105 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army fire, including dozens of militants and 18 children and teens under the age of 16.
As part of the latest fighting, five armed Palestinians and an elderly civilian were killed in three separate missile strikes, starting Wednesday evening.
Sharon told parliament's Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee that one objective of the campaign was to ensure calm during Israel's planned withdrawal from Gaza in 2005. However, when asked to clarify he said he was not making an end to Palestinian attacks a prerequisite for the withdrawal.
Sharon also said Jewish settlers in Gaza would be removed from their homes by summer. Israel Radio initially quoted him as saying the removal would begin in May. However, participants in the closed-door meeting said Sharon was not that specific.
Despite the heavy army presence in northern Gaza, Palestinian militants have continued to fire rockets and mortars at Israeli border areas and Jewish settlements in Gaza. Israeli military commentators wrote Thursday that while an offensive might appease Israeli public opinion, it would not stop rocket fire.
IDF INTERCEPTS CHILD MORTAR SQUAD
announces end of 2-week IDF offensive
A Palestinian mortar squad used children to help carry Kassam rockets to a northern Gaza launch site early Friday morning, forcing Israeli troops to use warning shots to drive them away to prevent a missile strike against the nearby Israeli town of Sderot.
The army said it abstained from using helicopter missiles to kill the rocket crew due to the presence of the children, but expressed satisfaction that ground troops had stopped the launch.
Notice how the Europeans are demanding the Jews solve the Middle East conflict "or else!" The Europeans are already talking about isolating Israel from the rest of the world as was done to the South Africans. Sanctions with teeth is the future for Israel as the gentile world gets itself together. All this in the light of the Jewish attempts to give land for peace. All those offers are now met with contempt by the Islamic world which has taken these offers as proof Allah is giving them the victory. The withdrawal from the Gaza is promoted as a retreat, and the terrorists have already turned the Gaza into a missal launching platform. Yet, the Europeans put all the responsibility for a peaceful solution on the Jews.
The God of the Bible has always been clear in all previous Exoduses that the interlopers must be driven out, or destroyed. It was always to Israel's distress when they did not heed God's command on this one subject. Today, Israel has been given the power to accomplish this task with the heathen, Arabic, Palestinians who have claimed the Holy Land for themselves. There are many Jews who would give it to them without a thought. There are also other Jews who see the Holy Land as belonging to God. They see what God has done for this generation of Jews, and will never give this gift to the Arabs no matter what they may threaten. These Jews are here today to build the Last Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount as God has already commanded. They know the Jews of today are without direction. They know only a Temple will bring the Jews back to their Biblical heritage. They know, though they only see it darkly right now, that not until blood sacrifice is again offered on the altar will Judaism have the Biblical purpose for which God called the Jews back to His Holy Land during this generation!
The gentile reverence for the God of the Bible is to place the worst culture in the world right in the midst of the Holy Land, and to make the Jews find some impossible solution with how to get along. This culture that uses their own children as shields is barbarianism to the highest degree. They behead captured foes to broadcast their animalistic behavior to the world, and it trembles. They murder innocent school children by the hundreds as an act of dedication to their pagan god Allah, and the world is horrified. They send their suicide bombers into civilian populations with conscienceless depravity of which the world shutters, and yet these are the people that the gentiles will give the Holy Land for a perpetual home, Jerusalem as their forever capital, and the Temple Mount as their center for worshipping their god of death and destruction. It is not going to happen! The God of the Bible has another plan! The threats of these heathen worms are but a point of laughter to the awesome God of the Bible. Their finish is already recorded in Ezekiel 38 & 39 so certain is their end. God is bringing in the next dispensation. The Kingdom age is coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount! Islam must step aside, or it will be destroyed. The Bible says the proud Islamic hordes will chose death over submission to a Jewish King. Their end, the end of their Koran, the end of their prophet Mohamed, and the end of their false god Allah is all recorded in the Bible! It takes place in the fields, and on the mountains of Israel. The only peace solution that brings real peace to the world is well known to all. It is not recorded in the Koran, but in the Bible!
Tuesday - October 19, 2004
Sanhedrin Launched In Tiberias
12:42 Oct 14, '04 / 29 Tishrei 5765
A unique ceremony - probably only the second of its
kind in the past 1,600 years - is
taking place in Tiberias today: The
launching of a Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish-legal tribunal in the
Land of Israel.
The Sanhedrin, a religious assembly that convened in one of the Holy Temple chambers in Jerusalem, comprised 71 sages and existed during the Tannaitic period, from several decades before the Common Era until roughly 425 C.E. Details of today's ceremony are still sketchy, but the organizers' announced their intention to convene 71 rabbis who have received special rabbinic ordination as specified by Maimonides.
An attempt to reconvene the Sanhedrin was made several centuries ago in Tzfat. The body in fact ordained such greats as Rabbi Yosef Karo, the author of the classic Jewish Law code Shulhan Arukh. However, the opposition of other leading rabbis soon forced the end of the endeavor.
One of the leaders of today's attempt to revive the Sanhedrin is Rabbi Yeshai Ba'avad of Beit El. He said that the 71 rabbis "from across the spectrum received the special ordination, in accordance with Maimonides' rulings, over the past several months." Rabbi Ba'avad explained that the membership of the new body is not permanent: "What is much more crucial is the establishment of this body. Those who are members of it today will not necessarily be its members tomorrow. But the goal is to have one rabbinic body in Jerusalem that will convene monthly and issue rulings on central issues. This is the need of the generation and of the hour."
Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, who heads the Temple institute in Jerusalem, is one of the participating rabbis. He told Arutz-7 today, "Whether this will be the actual Sanhedrin that we await, is a question of time - just like the establishment of the State; we rejoiced in it, but we are still awaiting something much more ideal. It's a process. Today's ceremony is really the continuation of the renewal of the Ordination process in Israel, which we marked several months ago. Our Talmudic Sages describe the ten stages of exile of the Sanhedrin from Jerusalem to other locations, until it ended in Tiberias - and this is the place where it was foretold that it would be renewed, and from here it will be relocated to Jerusalem."
Rabbi Ariel said that the rabbis there included many from the entire spectrum:
"Hareidi, religious-Zionist, Sephardi, Ashkenazi, hassidi, and many others - such as Rabbi Yoel Schwartz, Rabbi Adin Shteinzaltz, and many others... We can't expect a great consensus; that's not how things work here. But sometimes that's how the process goes, from the bottom up."
"We can't expect a great consensus," and here in lies the problem! These puffed up religious rabies can't agree what the plain teaching of the Bible says. The spectrum of which they represent are all the man-made interpretations of the Law as each sees through his own eyes. No consensus of agreement can be made by this spectrum from most conservative to most liberal. This is as bad as any supposed universal voice of Christianity which always only represents the Apostate Church! The Sanhedrin of the Tannatic period were the religious Sadducees and Pharisees who could not agree that the LORD Jesus Christ was the Messiah. I suspect this Sanhedrin would make the same mistaken ruling. I know the LORD sees them as the same sort of hypocrites as were the Sanhedrin of His day. A group of religious men applying their own filthy righteousness to the Holy Word of God. It will not be until God pours out His Spirit on the Jews that a consensus will ever be reached. That day is not far away.
I remember my own search for truth after I was saved. I was willing to give up all religious bias for the plain truth of how I should live as a child of God. I read the Bible from cover to cover praying God give me correct discernment. I soon discovered that others came to the same understanding as I did. I was not alone! I found the old Puritans grasped the great truths about the Bible the best. They also applied those truths to their own lives in humble submission to what God expected of His own. They rightly divided the word of truth with proper balance. The more they learned the Bible the more humble they became. The greater did their sin appear, and the more they laid hold of the wonders of grace. Today, I found the fundamentalists come closest to those ideals expressed by the Puritans. There is a lot of lying going on with many claiming to be fundamentalists, but without the humility of the old Puritans. Fundamentalism has received a terrible black eye from these usurpers, but the doctrinal purity for which it stands can still be found and applied. Compromised Evangelicalism is the lukewarm Christianity of which God has said He will spew it from His mouth! It is a bile that turns the stomach of all that is pure and holy. It is the bed of all the false doctrine plastered over the TV screens and magazine pages where the Charismatic spirit worshippers deny the very Holy Spirit of which they claim allegiance. Such false doctrine as is accepted today can only cause the old Puritans to turn over in their graves! Jonathan Edwards the last of the old Puritans wrote some friends about what killed the Great Awakening revival of which he was a major figure. It was when the spirit worshippers started rolling in the aisles, and the preachers did not put an end to it. Such was what Jonathan Edwards chastened his generation for their compromising with the excitement of emotionalism over the real fruits of the Awakening. George Whitfield would preach, and the road houses would all close. It was not because Hatchet Annie wrecked them, but because the patrons had their hearts changed! The rolling in the aisles came latter, and was the end of this last great revival recorded in Christian history.
False religious leaders have been a blight on truth throughout the generations. From the Sanhedrin during the days of Christ to the Sanhedrin of today. There is no difference. The early Church was plagued by all sorts of false claims to special knowledge that would lead the gullible away from the plain teaching of the Bible. Today, the Charismatics have new knowledge of what the Biblical gift of tongues is all about. They reject the known languages description given in Acts for a pompous super spiritual emotional high as applied to the gullible of today. God is not pleased with modern Christianity! The coming rapture is intended to separate the wheat from the tares. The liars will all be left behind. A real latter day rain will fall upon the Jews of Israel. On that day there will be no spectrum. On that day there will be perfect agreement on everything the Bible says. On that day there will be perfect understanding, and the Jews will do it as the Holy God of the Bible expects.
Wednesday - October 20, 2004
YESHA LEADERS WARN OF “CIVIL WAR”
Accusing Ariel Sharon of being a “destructive dictator” and “disengaging from the nation,” settlement leaders left their first face-to-face meeting with the Prime Minister on Sunday accusing him of dragging the nation into civil war. Defining the meeting as "charged and difficult," Yesha Council leaders said they were up against "a solid wall and a prime minister who could drag the nation into an internal war, a civil war." "Don't profess to represent the nation more than I do," Sharon told them, warning of the international consequences for Israel of not going ahead with the plan.
Practicing the Eviction
15:02 Oct 19, '04 / 4 Cheshvan 5765
Guard forces are already training
to evacuate and demolish Jewish communities and outposts. An exercise was
held last night, described by observers to be
"painful" to watch.
Border Guard forces are already training to evacuate and demolish Jewish communities and outposts. The Yediot Acharonot newspaper reported today that a mock "settlement" is being erected in an army base on which to practice eviction of Jews from their homes. Eyewitnesses to a training exercise last night - soldiers in the northern-Negev army base in which the exercise was held - recounted that a large Border Guard unit split up into two parts. One of the groups played the part of the soldiers, and the other were the "settlers" who were to be evicted. The "settlers" cried out nationalist slogans, while the "soldiers" followed orders to use great force and show no hesitations. "It was very painful to see this," one soldier told Arutz-7. "They did it in the middle of the base, in front of everyone. Some of them had real hatred in their eyes."
The soldiers said that as the exercise continued, religious and Yesha-resident soldiers began arguing with the Border Guard commanders about it. The soldiers called aloud for the Border Guardsmen to "train for a war against Arabs, and not against Jews." The unit commander attempted to explain that the exercise was not necessarily designed for the eviction of Jews, but also for possible clashes with Arabs.
The Yediot Acharonot report states that the training camp to be opened will include typical features often found in Yesha towns, such as watch towers, caravans, memorial monuments, and synagogues. The soldiers will train for violent clashes with Jewish residents, for breaking into homes that may be mined or barricaded, and the like. The plan is to try to collect all weapons from the residents two weeks before the scheduled expulsion date. Police and Border Guard forces, headed by Deputy Police Commander Gabi Orgil, will be responsible for the actual eviction, while army forces will defend them.
Ariel Sharon may well be the worst Jewish leader since the days of King Rehoboam! He certainly has the same sort of pride as exhibited by Rehoboam. Sharon is clearly willing to let Civil War break out rather the back away from his ridiculous plan to withdrawal from the Gaza! Most men become wise in their old age, but Sharon has become the fool. Rehoboam felt the Jews must bow to his authority, and so cared not what the people thought. The disgusting Divided Kingdom Era was the result. The very name of God was besmirched as Jew was opposed to Jew. It was a terrible testimony coming from the children of God. The pagan gentiles were beside themselves in laughter. Now, Ariel Sharon is willing to do the same to this generation. He would make a mockery of the coming Kingdom!
God has often allowed foolish men to make their foolish mistakes. It is always with the idea of teaching a lesson. It may be the Jews of this generation need to relearn the lesson of a house divided against itself? The Divided Kingdom lesson should not need teaching, but the great pride of Sharon may force the entire nation into affirming the truths of those old lessons once again?
One thing certain is that the God of the Bible will not tolerate any divisions during the Kingdom Era. He is always disgusted when His children leave the fold in order to compromise with the world. It is always disaster for them, and reflects badly upon His name. The main reason why Sharon came up with this plan in the first place was because of the pressure put on Israel by their only gentile friend. It was when the US adopted the Road Map conjured up by the Russians, EU and UN. A phony peace plan that would give the heathen, Arab, Palestinians all of Judah, Samaria, and the Gaza. The Jewish settlers become the fly in the ointment because they prevent the give away. The whole world knows the Arabs would murder them once their homes come under Palestinian sovereignty. The Palestinians can live under Jewish soviernty, but the settlers would never be given such respect by the Palestinians. The world looks at the lesson of Bethlehem where the Christian Arabs have all but left the city under the threat of death by the Islamic Arab Palestinians. These Arabs know about a house divided, and will massacre all dissenters in a moment. These Palestinians under Arafat have nurtured one of the most vicious cultures since the Nazi reign over Germany. Sharon seems to have no qualms about using the same tactics as a dictator to accomplish his goals. It is not going to happen in the present Jewish democracy!
The God of the Bible expects unity among His own. The unifying factor must always be the Bible. God knows the danger when that unanimity is broken.
25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
Those who break the unity are those who leave sound doctrine for a compromised view that makes them more acceptable in the world. Today, the rapture is near because of compromised Christianity. A lukewarm Church era has established itself as main stream. The Christian house is divided, and it can no longer stand. The unity of today's Christianity can only work by making doctrine a dirty word. The doctrine that always divided out those denominations that left the Bible is now presented as neither hot or cold. The Catholics and Lutherans want unity, and have marginalized doctrine to accomplish their worldly desires. The Charismatics intertwine all the denominations preaching doctrine is not important as long as speaking in tongues unites. The days of repentance and revival are gone. The wheat must now be separated from the tares. The end of the Church Age has arrived, and the Jewish Kingdom Age is about to begin. Soon, the Jews will unite under one umbrella that being the Bible! It will not be Ariel Sharon's phony peace plan, but a Kingdom ruled over by the only perfect King to be born among men. He is coming again with power and great Glory!
Thursday - October 21, 2004
Jail threat for Gaza settlers
October 20, 2004
authorities have received orders to prepare for the eventual internment of
hundreds of settlers opposed to Ariel Sharon's planned withdrawal from
the Gaza Strip.
"We have received general instruction on this matter," a prison service spokesman confirmed yesterday.
Settlers have warned that Mr Sharon is leading Israel into a civil war with his plan to uproot the 8000 Jewish residents of Gaza from their homes next year as well as the residents of four small settlements in the northern West Bank.
The Israeli Prime Minister battled yesterday to dissuade members of his Likud party from pushing for a referendum on the withdrawal plan as he conceded elections might be needed to resolve the issue.
Mr Sharon attended a stormy two-hour meeting with Likud MPs, some of whom have drawn up their own legislation to put the Gaza plan to a popular vote.
Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said afterwards that the only reason Likud rebels wanted a referendum was to bring down the so-called disengagement plan.
"We cannot shatter every government system which has existed in Israel for 55 years because someone is finding it a bit difficult to deal with the current reality," he said.
But Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mr Sharon's chief rival within the Likud, said he had tried to convince the Prime Minister that a referendum was needed.
"I told (him) a referendum is the best choice. It will protect the unity of the people, the unity of the Government and the unity of the Likud."
A delegation of settler leaders invited to hold fresh talks with Mr Sharon today after a rancorous first meeting yesterday vowed to stay away unless he accepted a referendum, or at very least early national elections.
Mr Sharon has so far resisted pressure for a referendum, but he acknowledged for the first time yesterday that parliamentary elections were a possibility.
"I don't think it's a good thing to hold elections now ... but I'm not scared of elections and, if there is no way out, there will be elections."
Mr Sharon lost his parliamentary majority in June when traditional allies either quit or were sacked in a row over the Gaza plan. His Government has been kept afloat by the opposition Labour Party, which has indicated it will provide a safety net in parliament, but only in votes connected with the pullout.
Parliament is expected to vote on the Gaza plan next week. About 130 Palestinians were killed in a three-week Israeli army offensive in northern Gaza that was wound up over the weekend.
On a tour of the region yesterday, the head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees said Israel had committed "a gross violation of international and humanitarian law".
The United Nations official says Israel had committed a gross violation of international and humanitarian law by responding to rockets being fired into Israeli communities out of the Gaza. The rocket fire killed Israelis including a baby, but the death of Jews is apparently not a humanitarian concern to the gentile UN. The Palestinians refer to the Jews as monkeys, and I suspect this animalistic portrayal of Jews is accepted by the UN when considering humanitarian violations?
Ever since Sharon announced his unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza, the Palestinians have been building it up as a missile launching pad. They smuggle explosives through Egypt, and then tunnel into the Gaza from the basements of homes on the Egyptian side of the boarder. Islam believes Allah has given them the victory over the Gaza without need for a conquering army. Islam promotes Sharon's withdrawal as a Jewish retreat, and a victory for Moslems! They rejoice over the pending Civil War between religious and secular Jews. They see Sharon as blinded by Allah into playing right into their blood thirsting hands. Islam is driving the Jews out of the Holy Land, and it is one man bringing this disaster upon the Jews. His own conservative Likud party has abandoned him only to see the hated liberal Labor party come to his support. The coming Civil War is not conservative against liberal anymore, but a small group of spiritually minded Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers against the overpowering secular majority of Israeli Jews. A couple of hundred thousand against millions. The democratic end is a foregone conclusion, but the plans of the God of the Bible has yet to enter into the fray.
All logic says the settlers will lose, but all logic would have said the Jews should never have entered the Holy Land in the first place. The great lessons of the Bible tell us again and again that it is not by the might of men, or the secular democratic vote. But, it is God who controls the destiny of men!
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might , nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
The LORD of hosts spoke to Zerubbable prior to the building of the Second Jewish Temple when the Jews miraculously returned to the Holy Land after their first eviction for sin. Now, another generation of Jews are experiencing an unprecedented miraculous second return to the Holy Land after a second expulsion for sin. God has His own plan for the future of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. It is not the plan of Ariel Sharon! It is not the plan of the secular majority! It is a plan founded in Two Old Testament prophets coming to Jerusalem as revealed in Revelation chapter 11, and 144,000 Jews from Yesha. 12.000 Independent Fundamental Jewish settlers coming from each of the original tribal lands of their forefathers. Coming from the West Bank and the Gaza. Coming to follow the two olive trees of Revelation into building the last Jewish Temple of Ezekiel 40 - 48 on the Temple Mount. The two olive trees of Zechariah were Zerubbable, and Joshua the High Priest who built the Second Temple. The two olive trees of Revelation are the Two Witnesses who will have the same task of building, and establishing acceptable worship at the Third Temple.
11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
4 These are the two olive trees , and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
Friday - October 22, 2004
Minister Lapid Warns Rabbis:
Patience is Thin
12:04 Oct 21, '04 / 6 Cheshvan 5765
Justice Minister Yosef (Tommy) Lapid issued a
warning to rabbis who express their
opinion that uprooting Jews is a violation of Jewish law - they may face
Speaking at a gathering of the Israel Bar Association last night, Lapid said, "I send from here a warning: there is a limit to the patience of the [legal] system for people, be they rabbis or not, who are seditious, and place kippah-wearing [i.e., religious] soldiers in an emotional bind, and endanger the army."
While the minister noted that he doesn't wish to "belittle the pain or sorrow of those who object to the disengagement and the evacuation of settlements, he stated, "The faith of the rabbis in the Land of Israel does not give them the authority to call for insubordination and violence."
He further accused the growing list of rabbis who religiously oppose uprooting Jews from the Land of Israel of leading the country to civil war. The State of Israel, he said, may deteriorate to a situation like that of Spain during that country's civil war, "when millions of Spaniards killed each other."
Lapid said that if anything else (such as religion or Torah law) is put on a higher level than the "sanctity of the law" of the State, then a civil war becomes more likely.
Minister Lapid did not name any particular rabbis in his speech, saying that the decision to press charges rests with the Attorney General. However, the most prominent rabbi who specifically stated that Jewish Law mandates each soldier to refuse to uproot Jewish homes in Israel is former Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira. Rabbi Shapira stated his position recently in an interview with the B'Sheva weekly.
In response to the speech by Minister Lapid, the Forum for the Land of Israel released a statement saying: "His statements are reminiscent of fascist anti-Semitic regimes that charged rabbis for teaching Torah and the commandments.... An order to expel citizens from their homes is a patently illegal order which it is forbidden to obey." The Forum has offered legal counsel for any rabbi or soldier charged for their opposition to Prime Minister Sharon's "disengagement" plan.
There is a great truth being demonstrated in this present Israeli conflict. Which law has priority? God's Law, or man's law! It is clear the secularists would jail any who would oppose their legal authority over even God. They would not phrase it this way, but that is really the truth. This fundamental conflict now limited to Jews will soon expand to the whole world. God is forcing dispensational change on planet earth. God is forcing His law on all of mankind. Islam would like to force Islamic law on the world, but does not have the power. That is not the case with God. Biblical law is about to become the law of the land! Perfect holiness administered by a perfect Jewish King is what the coming Kingdom is all about!
Today, the Jewish rabbis calling Jews to obey God's Law are blind to the centerpiece of that Law which is the LORD Jesus Christ. It is only His shed blood that is able to cleanse away sin, and is the only refuge for lawbreakers. Soon, religious Jews will have accepted this same Jesus as their Messiah, and then God's Law will be rightly discerned. There will be unanimity of agreement in exactly what that Law requires of men. Perfect righteousness, perfect purity, perfect holiness. Mankind resists such standards when applied to everyone+. Men want the freedom to sin! Men want their own laws that allow such freedom! Men want laws they can keep, not laws that are impossible. Men do not want to obey a Law that condemns! A Law that makes it a certainty that all men have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. No wonder such religious leaders who stand on this Law are thrown into the prisons. No wonder all men resist the coming Kingdom!
God and His holy angels are the only ones who can keep His Law since the time of Adam's fall. Restoration is the goal of the Coming Kingdom. The curse that came with sin will be turned into a blessing when the redeemer comes as the King of glory. The lion will lay down with the lamb as the curse on nature is restored to original perfection.
God is not going to compromise with men who want to sin. It is men who must have their hearts changed to conform with God. The command is be ye holy. It is not do the best you can. God demands of His creatures perfection, and a perfect Kingdom will produce the desired result. Fallen mankind will be held to a perfect standard, and the need for a perfect Savior will be all the more apparent. Blood sacrifice will be offered on the altar of the Last Jewish Temple daily as a remembrance of Calvary, and the only solution for sin. Men of the Kingdom age will find a loving Savior quick to forgive the individual when perfection is breached. Sin will never again be looked upon as a little indiscretion. The price of forgiveness from sin will be daily demonstrated. The nail pierced hands will be clearly visible to all who come to the Temple. The demands of the perfect Law of God will be seen on the thorn scared brow of our redeemer who will sit on the throne of His own glory. On that day the fullness of the Law will be realized. All men will have one single interpretation of what the Law of the Bible says. It will be the only Law by which the whole world will acknowledge as just in every instance.
The charge to every King of the Jews is a charge to every born again child of God. We have a responsibility to maintain the Law as God has established it. We dare not be sluggish in our charge not just to know it, but also to do it! The wonder of grace will humble the most proud, and never will a child of God lift himself up above his brothers.
"Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done"
Saturday - October 23, 2004
Sha'ath: Five European FMs to visit Arafat
By Haaretz Service
Five European foreign ministers are planning to visit Ramallah in the near future, according to Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Sha'ath.
Speaking to the Al-Quds newspaper, which is published in East Jerusalem, Sha'ath
said that the ministers would meet
with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, in an effort to end the
physical and diplomatic isolation of the Palestinian leader.
Shaath, currently in Paris, will hold talks Friday night with French Foreign
Minister Michel Barnier.
Of late, Europe has increased the frequency of its comments on the need for a peace process, and on Arafat's standing. During his visit last week, Barnier told President Moshe Katsav that "restricting Arafat's movements and keeping him within the Muqata give him an excuse not to fulfill his commitments." Barnier proposed that Israel lift its restrictions on the Palestinian leader, and put him to another test.
According to Sha'ath, the European move was initiated by Spain, which hopes to convince other European countries to join it. Shaath also claimed that Spain will also try to persuade Israel to renew negotiations with the PA under Arafat.
On Wednesday, Sha'ath met with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, the former EU envoy to the Middle East. Moratinos called for immediate implementation of the road map, but told Shaath that any diplomatic moves should be based on the Israeli disengagement plan. Quoting a political sources in Brussels, Al-Quds reported that the EU would not allow Israel to utilize Arafat's need for medical treatment abroad in order to expel him from the West Bank. In recent weeks, physicians from Egypt and Jordan have traveled to Ramallah to treat Arafat for a variety of ailments.
According to Israeli sources, the Europeans are trying to use the 'diplomatic vacuum' that has grown during the days and weeks before the presidential elections in the United States. The European Council of Foreign Ministers recently adopted a resolution critical of Israel, and charged foreign policy coordinator Javier Solana with drawing up recommendations for the EU's Middle East policy. ahead of its next meeting on November 5. According to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, Solana with present a "street map," aimed at outlining the steps needed to implement the road map to a Palestinian state.
During his visit to Israel, Barnier said that Europe is seeking to become a diplomatic giant, in the same way that it has already become an economic giant. He also insisted that violence and instability in the Middle East are a threat to Israel.
Imagine the Europeans trying to establish diplomatic clout for Osama ben Laden, or Saddam Hussein? Could any greater insult be hurled at America in the aftermath of 9/11, or the present war in Iraq? That is exactly what they are planning to do to Israel in the aftermath of all the suicide bombings, and rocket attacks on civilian communities. The Jews understand a different standard is applied to them then is applied to any other nation by the Europeans. The main reason why there is not greater European help in Iraq is because they want to punish the US for supporting the Jews. The only reason why Arafat is not counted among the ben Laden's and Hussein's is because the Europeans have given him diplomatic immunity. Israel has been very successful in bottling up this killer of Jewish civilians who showed Islam how to conduct a war in terror. Israeli countermeasures have been too good, and the Europeans are crying like little babies. Their tongue in cheek diplomatic hatred for the Jews of Israel is no longer working.
The Europe of this generation is ripe to follow the antichrist when he appears. He will be a genius in the art of deceptive politics. He will be just the man they long to have as their leader. The Bible is clear that his first act as statesman will be the signing of a peace treaty with the Jews. A treaty that will be broken in just 3-1/2 short years. A treaty of obvious lies that will lull the Jews who engage him into a false sense of security. The overthrow of the nation Israel at the midpoint of the Great Tribulation is apparently accomplished without a shot being fired. The Jews will have found out too late this golden tongued diplomat was really a wolf in sheep's clothing! His hirelings may well be at work today trying to bring Arafat back to power. Whatever his European supporters do, it will always be to the deterrent of the Jews in the end! Who would give a wild crazed animal a second chance to stealthfully kill except a people who would release it on the ones whom they hate?
The world should be finished with Arafat. He has proved his animalistic behavior makes negotiation with him impossible. Reason does not register when hate reaches such a conscience killing magnitude. The antichrist will be far worse. He will be more cunning then Arafat. He will have the same hate, but will keep it controlled. It will not be released until he has total power. His words of a secular peace for the Jews will be discovered as lies when it is too late. Resistance by secular Jews will be futile once this beast takes control. It is no wonder that the Bible says the spiritual Jews will flee Jerusalem at the mid-point of the Great Tribulation. God will hide them from the wrath of the antichrist. The secular Jews who stay behind thinking they can negotiate with the antichrist will find the Holocaust was child's play once he is finished with them. The Bible indicates that Satan himself literally possesses the soul of the man called the antichrist at the mid-point of the Great Tribulation. The faucet of hate is opened to the full, and the Jews would no longer exist as a people were the antichrist to be the victor. On that day it will be the spiritual Jews who will have the testimony of Christ on their lips. The gentile Christians will have been raptured over 3-1/2 years earlier. A Biblical movement among the Jews will acknowledge that all Old Testament law was intended to center in Christ. The Last Jewish Temple will have been built where blood sacrifice will be offered in remembrance of Calvary. Another short 3-1/2 years will overthrow the antichrist, and he will flee Jerusalem giving those Jews in the wilderness the opportunity to return to Jerusalem, and cleanse the Temple from the desecration by the antichrist. The day is quickly approaching when Biblical Jews will again keep the Old Testament commandments of God while having the testimony of Christ at the center of all that they do. A new dispensation! A new realization of how the grace of this King of the Jews works. A new Kingdom is coming to planet earth! The King of Glory is coming again this time to sit on His Throne in the Last Jewish Temple!
Sunday - October 24, 2004
Robertson: Bush Said No Casualties in Iraq
Thursday, October 21, 2004
WASHINGTON — Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson (search) says he warned President Bush before U.S. troops invaded Iraq (search) that the United States would sustain casualties but that Bush responded, "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties."
White House and campaign advisers denied that Bush made the comment, with Karen Hughes (search) saying, "I don't believe that happened. He must have misunderstood or misheard it."
Robertson, in a cable news interview that aired Tuesday night, said God had told him that the war would be messy and a disaster. When he met with Bush in Nashville before the war Bush did not listen to his advice, Robertson said, and believed Saddam Hussein was an evil tyrant who needed to be removed.
"He was just sitting there, like, 'I'm on top of the world,' and I warned him about this war," Robertson said.
"I had deep misgivings about this war, deep misgivings. And I was trying to say, 'Mr. President, you better prepare the American people for casualties.' 'Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties.' 'Well,' I said, 'it's the way it's going to be.' And so, it was messy. The lord told me it was going to be, A, a disaster and, B, messy."
Viet Nam was a disaster! The Playboy era had produced a society ripe for chastening. To call the Iraq war also a disaster is beyond the scope of reality. Robertson only echoes the politics of today that make truth a lie, and lies the truth. I defy anyone including Robertson to deny the hand of God was not on our Christian Soldiers all the way to Baghdad! It was liken to the battle for Jericho. A one sided victory for the Bible, and a death blow to the Koran. The hand of God lifted when politics entered into the fray. The support for the gentile Road Map by the US was the sin of Ai (next battle after Jericho) that brought about the 1000+ casualties of today from my perspective, but to call this war a mess or a disaster is a lie! Viet Nam was messy, and a disaster. Korea was messy. World War Two was messy. But, the Iraq War in comparison is far from a mess. The Islamic barbarians are losing every battle even though the price of victory has gone up. The only way they can win is if they can break the resolve of the Americans in the aftermath of 9/11. The only way they can win is to make the world think the Koran and Allah give the victory over the infidels without need of a conquering army. The communists were able to do this in Viet Nam. Our honorable soldiers won every battle, but the detractors played right into the communist's hands bringing about Christian America's first major defeat. I personally will not vote for Senator Kerry because of his part in bringing about this defeat at the cost of defaming the honorable fighters of Viet Nam. I personally think when the right political wind blows he will again turn on today's soldiers making them the scapegoats for his political gain as he did in the 60's and 70's.
Enough of filthy politics! The Bible is clear Babylon is going to be a secular success story. I do not get divine revelations from God like the delusional Pat Robertson, but I do study the Bible. I know Babylon is going to be called Great in the latter days! Pat Robertson is a master at spin. I'm sure he will spin his revelation of a warning to Bush into something else. I'm sure his threat that Bush went against the word of God will be reinterpreted into fitting whatever the future turns out to be so it will appear correct. Let me be specific! Babylon is going to be the economic capital of the world. I suspect Middle East oil will bring this about. I suspect some semi-democracy without the God of the Bible, without "in God we trust," will produce this international boom town of the Biblical Great Tribulation era. The Iraq War is the foundational step to this end, and it was no mistake that Bush invaded when he did! It is all part of God's future plan for the Holy Land. The only mistake is to believe that God talks directly to Pat Robertson, or any of the other spirit worshippers that are part of the Charismatic movement. They are all in competition with each other as to who is most spiritual, and therefore most worthy of some tidbit of the future like "this will be a messy war." Who needs a Bible when Robertson gets it straight from his god? The rapture, the separation of the wheat from the tares, is almost here because this lukewarm generation has made this delusional liar a leader of main stream Evangelical Christianity. Do not be deceived!
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord , have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Babylon is going to be the chief rival to Jerusalem during the Great Tribulation. Babylon will offer the wealth of the world while Jerusalem will offer blood sacrifice in remembrance for the forgiveness from sin. Babylon will come under the control of the antichrist, and give him economic control of the planet until it falls. Jerusalem will come under his control, but only for the last 3-1/2 years of the Great Tribulation. The LORD Jesus Christ will come again as the King of the Jews, but this time in great power and glory. It is Jerusalem that will go on into the Kingdom era, and Babylon that will fall filled with all the lustful desires that worldly wealth produces.
Monday - October 25, 2004
Anti-Defamation League director Abraham Foxman denounced the Presbyterian
ministers’ comments saying it was "deeply disturbing" that church leaders would
seek to meet "members of a terrorist organization that is directly responsible
for attacks against both Americans and Israelis and that has repeatedly
denounced America and Israel as enemies of Islam."
The American Jewish Committee meanwhile said the Presbyterians had "lent legitimacy to what American government officials call the 'A-Team' of global terrorists" and delivered "a blow to peace efforts in the region." It called on the Presbyterian Church "to repudiate immediately" the delegation's actions, which the Church authorities declined to do.
Questioned by the AP, Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, the chief executive at church headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, simply said the Hizb’Allah visit and comments from delegation members "do not reflect the official position of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on peace in the Middle East."
The weak disclaimer at the end of the article is as phony as the official doctrine of the Presbyterian Church which has embraced replacement theology where they claim all references to the future blessings God promised the Jews should be interpreted as being replaced by the Presbyterian Church. Everywhere the Bible says the seed of Jacob, or otherwise meaning the Jews should now refer to Presbyterians. Covenant theology has replaced the clear teaching of the Bible in the Presbyterian Denomination where the covenant will never again be Jewish, and the reality of Jews now in control of the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount is a direct challenge to that theology that is making these pompous Church leaders wiggle in intellectual pain. They taught this lie in their seminaries all their lives, and now God is proving them wrong! They hate the Jews because their Covenant Theology is falling apart. They could repent, and admit they were wrong! Instead, they have jumped in bed with Hizb'Allah supporting their efforts to liquidate the Jews from the Holy Land. They probably think such a possibility will pump hope back into their false and fallen theology? A theology that says God has replaced the Jews with the Christians, and it will be a Christian Kingdom not a Jewish Kingdom that is coming next. The Roman Catholic Church holds to replacement theology also. In their interpretation it will not be the Presbyterians, but the Catholics who will rule during the Kingdom Age. Should the Catholics be wrong the Greek Orthodox are ready to replace them, and after them would come the Russian Orthodox and down the line. This great theological lie of Christianity has been exposed by God through this last Exodus of Jews into the Holy Land! The great Christian Denominations are beyond repentance. They only harden their hearts as God forces them to acknowledge it was always the literal Jews He intended to restore to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
The rapture is intended to separate out these pompous Denominational leaders, and their followers. They will be left behind to continue in their hate for the Jews. They will unite with the antichrist as he proposes ways to replace the Jews of Israel. His ways will be worse then the Holocaust, and many pompous Christian theologians will be joining him. Any who can join with Hizb'Allah can join with the antichrist!
Boast not oh Christian Denominations for the day of your unbelief has come. The natural branches are being reattached to the natural root. The fullness of the Jews is coming to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount. The fullness of the gentiles is here. The rapture will separate the wheat from the tares, and the end of the gentile Church Age will become reality. The natural branches attached to the natural root will be what will be left to go into the Kingdom Age after Armageddon ends gentile rule. Dispensational change is what is happening in Israel today not replacement theology!
Tuesday - October 26, 2004
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Divided Israel
(CSM) - If Americans think they live in a politically divided nation, they should consider Israel.
It's not a 50-50 split that's rending the country, but a virulent verbal attack from the religious right. That passionate minority is trying to block Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw unilaterally from the Gaza Strip and four West Bank settlements.
The parliament votes on the historic proposal Tuesday. The dissent has become so ferocious that Shimon Peres, leader of the opposition Labor Party and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, says he's reminded of the atmosphere just prior to the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Security around Mr. Sharon has tightened considerably as the Knesset moves toward an expected vote to endorse the dismantlement of Jewish settlements on land some Jews believe to be part of Israel's biblical inheritance.
"If you have a conscience and you believe in the law of God, you must vote against," Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has told the 11 legislators in the religious opposition Shas party, of which he is the spiritual leader.
The "law of God" - that's a powerfully persuasive argument in a country with a strong religious identity. But nations get into trouble when religion trumps the rule of law. Indeed, the Israeli army now faces a schism and challenge to its effectiveness because the religious right is encouraging soldiers to disobey commanders if they are ordered to remove Jewish residents from the settlements next year.
Fortunately, Israel is a democracy, and Sharon is standing firm on that foundation to garner support for his plan, which the majority of Israelis favor. Rejected by about half of his own party members in the Knesset, Sharon has reached out to Mr. Peres and others in the opposition for additional votes. Not exactly enthusiastic supporters (Labor is concerned the plan means there will never be a negotiated peace process for a Palestinian state), they nonetheless are lending their backing under the assumption that a half a loaf of Palestinian autonomy is better than none.
Religious debate over the size of Israel is nothing new, and neither is a pullback from settlements. In 1982, in accordance with its peace treaty with Egypt, Israel completed the withdrawal of Jewish settlements from the Sinai Peninsula. At that time, religious conservatives also strenuously objected to giving up land, and some settlers had to be forcibly removed.
In a Nixon-visits-China sort of way, Sharon finds authority for his plan in his own reversal over the settlement issue. But his greatest leverage comes from relying on the will of the majority of Israelis themselves, as expressed through their representatives in the Knesset.
A divided Israel is apparent, and the polarization has become astronomical. The secular majority are in control, and are willing to beat down the religious minority. The secular majority wants to give the animalistic Palestinians a forever State in the midst of the Holy Land for a hand shake. They are willing to give them a large portion of Jerusalem for their capital, and worst of all they are willing to give up the Temple Mount! All this for a phony peace that will never work. A man-made peace plan for the Holy Land that leaves out God! The Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount mean nothing to these secular Jews who are only interested in their own creature comforts. They want security at any price, and if that price means abandoning the God of their fathers - so be it. The God of the Bible is not real to them, and His Holy sites are just so much more secular chattel to be used for bargaining chips in the never ending negotiations with an Islamic culture of hate.
The religious minority is passionate for these places because they know God is real. They are still blind to Christ being their Messiah, but they exhibit faith that the real God of the Bible is going to send them a redeemer. They await the outpouring of God's Spirit that will bring salvation to each individual Jew. They don't know yet that a personal encounter with the Christ of the New Testament is what will bring about a change in the hearts of many Jews. It will not happen until after the rapture, but when the born again Christians are separated from Apostate Christianity these yet to be born again Jews will then carry the banner of God to the world. Evangelism will change, and men will be confronted with what God is doing in the Holy Land. It will be there that men who seek God will find Him. They will see the born again Jews build the Last Jewish Temple dedicated to the returning King of Glory. These Jews will build Ezekiel's Temple; the only Temple with a throne! The Bible calls these Jews the remnant! Clearly not a majority just as the Jews were never a majority in a gentile dominated world. Just as born again Christians are not a majority in Christianity today much less the world.
The God of the Bible has never been democratic. He is Holy! He is not intimidated should all men vote against His holy standards. He will not waver. He will stand on His righteousness, and the numbers who follow are not the primary factor. Purity, righteousness, and holiness are what is important, and if only a remnant will follow - so be it! If only a remnant come to Christ for redemption - so be it! God does not hide these truths from the world. It is the secular majority who refuse to submit to the Holy God of the Bible. It is the religious majority that refuse to submit to the Christ of the Bible as the only provision for salvation. The majority would add their own filthy concept of righteousness to salvation making God obligated to give them some credit. Such thinking pollutes the purity of the sin cleansing blood of Christ. Such apostasy will be left behind at the rapture. The Creator God of the Bible has clearly revealed that the redeemer is going to come again. He is going to come to the Holy Land, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount! It matters not what the majority of Jews may want. It matters even less what the majority of gentiles want. It is what the Creator God of the Bible has said He is going to do!
Wednesday - October 27, 2004
First Time in Centuries:
Jewish Families in Bethlehem
16:03 Oct 25, '04 / 10 Cheshvan 5765
including parents and children, moved into the new Rachel's Tomb complex
yesterday - for the first
time in hundreds of years.
The National Union party's Knesset faction convened today at Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem, in commemoration of the anniversary of the death of Matriarch Rachel - but this was only part of the story. More historic was the fact that two families, including parents and children, moved into the new Rachel's Tomb complex yesterday, becoming the first Jews to take up permanent residence in Bethlehem in hundreds of years. (Benjamin of Tudela, who toured the Holy Land in the 12th century, found two Jewish families living in Bethlehem.)
The families are living in
newly built apartments on property duly
purchased, over the course of the last several years, from the Arab
owners. Behind these efforts have been the
Rachel's Children Reclamation Foundation,
chaired by Evelyn Haies, Uvneh Yerushalayim and Yeshivat Beit Orot.
The IDF has so far agreed not to forcibly remove the new residents - especially in light of the tens of thousands of people who are expected to arrive tonight and tomorrow for special prayers in memory of Rachel.
Groups and individual worshipers from the length and breadth of the religious spectrum are expected to visit the site to mark the date, as they have in previous years.
A group of yeshiva students have also lived at the site over the course of the past year, studying in the Bnei Rachel yeshiva.
The Christian Arabs have moved out of Bethlehem in fear of their lives, and the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers are now moving in. It sounds like a Jewish uprising, but the reason the Christians moved out was not because of the Jews. It was because the Islamic Arabs under Arafat intimidated them. The terrorist thugs went wild in Bethlehem. When the IDF finally put a stop to the lawlessness these thugs sought refuge in the Church of Nativity. This was after Islam declared that the front yard of the Church now belonged to them, and they were going to build a mosque on the site that would dwarf the Christian Church forcing the Christians to make a new entrance because the main entrance would be forever blocked by the mosque. Now, you would think the Pope would have said get those thugs out of my Church, but rather he gave them sanctuary in order to embarrass the Israeli's. Most remember the siege ending in an international agreement to deport the Arab thugs hold up in the Church. These thugs desecrated the Church, and stole much of the religious items. Their final act was a failed attempt to burn down the Church. Why oh why did the Pope side with the Islamic thugs? It was in fear of what has happened today. Jewish soviernty undeniably demonstrated over Bethlehem. The birthplace of David the King, and the Jewish seed of David the LORD Jesus Christ. From now on, it will not be the Catholic Christ people will see at Bethlehem, but the Jewish Christ of the Bible. The coming King of Glory!
It is a miracle that such an event should take place today when the Kenesit is using all it's majoric power to crush the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settler movement. Oh, what God is doing in the Holy Land despite democratic rule! Oh, what God is doing as He prepares a remnant for His future plans for Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount.
Tomorrow the media will be filled with the great victory of Sharon, and the death null for the settler movement. Don't you believe it! God is a factor the media do not realize is working very actively in the affairs of the Holy Land. They would not report it anyway. The secular world tries to ignore Christ. The problem is He won't go away. He is forcing His way back to the forefront so that none will be able to ignore. Bethlehem will again be revered for the events that the Bible predicted, and then forced on the entire planet. A victorious Savior was predicted to come to redeem all who would come to Him. He would come under great pain, but would overcome all until victory.
There will be no weeping by Rachel today. Tomorrow is another story. The removal of Rachel's children from the Land of Israel by the secular Jewish majority is bound to cause great weeping. Jews aligned with the gentiles are about to fight against the remnant. The right of Jewish sovereignty over all of the Holy Land is what is at issue. God did not bring the Jews back for this third miraculous Exodus to give them only a part of the promise. It is all, or nothing! The promises of God are absolute. There is no such thing as holding back, or adjusting to the demands of the heathen. It is all the Holy Land, or nothing. It is all of Jerusalem, or nothing. It is all of the Temple Mount, or nothing!
Israel's Knesset approves disengagement from Gaza
Thursday - October 28, 2004
Knesset approves PM Sharon's disengagement plan
By Gideon Alon, Mazal Mualem and Nadav Shragai,
Haaretz Correspondents and Haaretz Service
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon won a resounding Knesset victory for his historic disengagement plan on Tuesday evening with MKs voting 67-45 in favor of the plan.
MKs abstained in the vote, while one MK, Yehudit Naot, was absent due to
Education Minister Limor Livnat and Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu initially threatened to abstain in the vote after they secured a deal with the National Religious Party, under which the party will not quit the coalition government if a referendum on the pullout plan is held.
Livnat and Netanyahu, along with ministers Yisrael Katz and Dan Naveh, were absent from the first round of voting. They walked into the plenum as the initial results were being read. They were then given the opportunity to vote on the plan, and they all voted in favor of the withdrawal.
Ministers Silvan Shalom and Tzachi Hanegbi also voted in favor of the plan.
Minutes after the vote, however, Netanyahu and Livnat announced that they will quit the government, as will ministers Katz and Naveh, if Sharon does not decide to hold a national referendum on the plan within the next 14 days.
The NRP has also given the prime minister 14 days to decide on a national poll. The party promises to remain in the government if the poll is called, whatever the results.
Sharon fires Landau and Ratzon
Sharon fired Minister Without Portfolio Uzi Landau and Deputy Minister Michael Ratzon Tuesday evening for voting against his disengagement plan.
Sharon called Ratzon into his chambers a short time after the Knesset vote, and handed him a letter of dismissal.
Sharon handed Landau a similar letter a short time later.
Landau has consistently voiced his opposition to the disengagement plan and is seen as the leader of the "rebel" camp in the Likud.
17 Likud MKs vote against plan
Twenty-three Likud MKs voted in favor of the plan, while 17 voted against it. A total of 21 Labor and One Nation MKs voted in favor, as did 14 Shinui MKs, six Yahad MKs, two United Arab List members and one National Union MK (Michael Nuddelman).
All eleven Shas MKs voted against the plan, on the orders of the party's spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, as did six National Religious Party members, six National Union MKs and five United Torah Judaism Mks. Three Hadash MKs and three Balad MKs abstained, as did one One Nation MK.
Labor faction chief MK Dalia Itzik said after the vote that this was a "great day" for Israel.
Shinui leader Yosef Lapid said the final voting result constituted a great victory for Sharon.
It is a great day for the secular anti-God faction of Israel, but not for the minority that would put the Bible first. This division among the Jews is again in the forefront. This time it is not legalistic Yeshiva students throwing stones at Sabbath breakers. It is far more serious. The Ultra-Orthodox Jews are but a small number among the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. The settlers of today are a mixed group of mostly hard working Jews who made Allyah to Israel over the last 40 years. There are a lot of Russian Jews represented. They have no religious heritage that would cause the baggage carried by the Ultra-Orthodox. They are an open minded group who are for the most part neither politically, or religiously tied together. The one common bond that does bind is a faith that God has decreed the Promised Land belongs to the Jews, and since 1967 after the Six Day War they have been legally moving into those lands formerly under Jordanian control. Well over 250,000 now live in Yesha. Land that Jordan refuses to take back because they want no part of Arafat and his thugs now controlling the PLO. The truth be told the PLO never had a land of their own. Those who fled into Jordan 50 years ago are still segregated in refuge camps. Jordan does not want to give this animalistic culture citizenship anymore then Israel would want to give them citizenship rights. They are an evil people nurtured on hate, and a blight on every society they touch. They are Islamic, and should be forced on the Islamic world for processing not the Jews!
Giving them a State of their own in the Promised Land is no solution. God has clearly taught in the Bible that the Promised Land is His. It is not up for negotiations by sin filled men to gain political favor. God has clearly said in the Bible that in the latter years He is going to give His Holy Land to the Jews once again. It is God's call, and any Jew or gentile who would stand is His way will find His wrath as the answer to their rebellion. Armageddon is a term with world wide dread. It originates only from the Bible, and evokes fear on all who would contemplate the meaning. The more God forces His will for the future of the Holy Land on this generation; the harder the hearts of the secular majority become! That hardness is now manifesting itself against the Independent Fundamental Jewish Settlers. The end is leading to Armageddon! A term associated with the Holy Land, but having world wide application. A day of coming judgment by the God of the Bible! A day when the majority know they will lose! A day of purification when the Holy God of the Bible cleans up the planet in the aftermath of the reign of the antichrist. The filth must be removed before the King of Glory can reign.
Armageddon is clearly a time for decision! The Holy God of the Bible is going to gather all men together to either submit, or die. The Bible is clear that the majority will chose death over submission to the puritanical rule of Christ. The valley of decision, the valley of Jehoshaphat, is the same valley of Armageddon. It is a day of war. A day when plowshares and pruning shears will be beaten into swords and spears. A day when the freedom to sin will be ended on planet earth, and the majority will rebel! A day when it is God's way, or no way! A day when men are forced to decide either for, or against God's only provision for the forgiveness of sin! With forgiveness will come responsibility to obey! In here lies the root of the rebellion of Armageddon. All sin will be illegal both from a religious perspective, and from a world governmental perspective. All men whether religious, or not will be forced to obey God's Holy Law. There will be only one punishment, and that will be death! The only recourse will be for the sinner to cast himself at the feet of Christ the King in a plea for mercy. This perfect Judge will make no mistakes in His judgments. Grace will be available, but swift judgment will also be the rule. A new dispensation is about to take over the planet. It will come on the heels of Armageddon, and the open freedom to sin that will have brought fallen men to rebel at Armageddon will no longer be allowed.
Friday - October 29, 2004
MK Ariel: Thousands Will
Prevent Arafat's Burial in Jerusalem
14:10 Oct 28, '04 / 13 Cheshvan 5765
MK Uri Ariel of the National Union
made the warning today. His party
colleague Benny Elon has asked the Defense Minister to give
advance notice that Arafat will
not be buried in Jerusalem.
National Union MK Uri Ariel warned today, "Many thousands of right-wing demonstrators will bodily prevent Arafat from being buried in Jerusalem."
MK Benny Elon, also of the National Union, has turned to Defense Minister Sha'ul Mofaz, asking him to declare that Israel will not allow terrorist leader Arafat to be buried in Jerusalem. Other MKs have made a similar request to Prime Minister Sharon and Mofaz.
"I have no problem with not burying him at all," Elon said this morning, "but rather scattering his ashes like they did with Adolph Eichmann. But if he is to be buried at all, then at least it shouldn't be in Jerusalem." He said that such an announcement must be made before Arafat's death.
"The police must be prepared for a funeral procession in which the Arabs will try to burst forth into Jerusalem," Elon said. "It could be an explosive situation."
MK Eli Yishai (Shas) called on Prime Minister Sharon this morning to freeze the disengagement plan, in light of Arafat's illness. The unilateral plan is based on the fact, according to Sharon, that there is no one in the Palestinian Authority with whom Israel can negotiate.
MK Chaim Ramon (Labor), too - who is working tirelessly to ensure that Israel withdraw from Gaza as soon as possible - is also concerned that Arafat's approaching death might disturb the disengagement timetable. Former Labor MK Haggai Merom mocked Ramon earlier this month, saying, "Ramon has only one goal: to make sure his son doesn't have to serve in Gaza. For him, the whole issue is just a countdown until the date his son turns 18." Ramon expressed his concerns to Army Radio this morning.
Education Minister Limor Livnat also implied that the disengagement should be held up, saying today, "If Arafat is out of the picture, it will be very easy to return to the diplomatic process and the Road Map." She said that this will still be contingent upon finding a "genuine partner on the other side."
The tyrant Arafat is about to face the God of the Bible! It will not be pleasant. There will be no bevy of sex kittens to welcome him, but rather justice for all the innocent blood that is on his hands. A billion plus Islamic heathen who replaced the Bible with the Koran will follow him into the furnace. God is cleaning this generation of all the filth before the Son of Man returns. The sad indictment against this generation is that worse then Arafat are in the wings ready to rise to power in opposition to the LORD Jesus Christ, and His coming Kingdom. The death of Arafat will do nothing in changing the hardened hearts of the Palestinian culture. Little children were sent to summer camps all over the territories, not to learn honor, but to learn how to kill Jews. Suicide bombers were presented by the Islamic leadership as the greatest goal such little ones could strive. It is all part of the Arafat plan to perpetuate his hate for the Jews long after he is gone from the scene. The Arafat plan is exactly what this evil culture wanted, and they embraced his leadership with divine expectations. One of the things Arafat taught was that he was the Islamic Messiah. He often told the Palestinians he would lead them victoriously into Jerusalem. The Jews need be wary, for what he could not do in life, his followers will attempt to accomplish with his death. His desire is not just to be buried in Jerusalem, but on the Temple Mount! This is how he intends to fulfill his delusional visions of grandeur. His dead body would represent Islamic sovereignty over the Temple Mount if he can accomplish this last request. A majority of secular Jews could care less what happens at the Temple Mount. It means nothing to them! It is only the Biblically oriented Jews who see the sinister repercussions of an Arafat buried on the Mount. Such filth on God's Holy Hill would be the greatest offence this generation of Jews could allow to take place against the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The eternity of hell with no appeals is one of the most rejected doctrines taught in the Bible. The fact that God says He will cast all the filth of sin into the Lake of Fire forever and ever is more then what evil generations can tolerate. They try to reason that a loving God could never do such a thing to them. The Biblical truth is that He can, and He will! So great a gift was the LORD Jesus Christ to men, that to reject Him as the only savior results in such eternal punishment. The torments of hell are real, and everlasting. God has determined that men are without excuse. Most particularly is Yasser Arafat who dedicated his life to the overthrow of Christ's coming Kingdom. He is a butcher, and he nourished an entire culture on barbarian butchery of the worst sort. All eternity will not be long enough for him to pay back for all the innocent blood on his hands. His life is worthless to the Holy God of the Bible. He has nothing with which to bargain. His fate is sealed. The filth of his sin will forever condemn him. He will abide under the wrath of God for all eternity. As long as God can manifest His love to those who repented of their sin, and came to Christ for forgiveness is as long as he will rot in the fires of hell. The love of God, and the wrath of God are eternal attributes that never end. Arafat is on the brink. He seems beyond repentance. His death will seal the issue. Without Christ he is nothing. He will go out of this world as he entered. The free offer of grace will never be presented to him again. Death and then judgment is what the Bible says. Arafat will not change. He doomed himself by refusing to let God change his heart, and the blame is entirely his own. He has always taken pleasure in those who kill Jews at his instructions. His days of pleasure are now almost at an end!
Saturday - October 30, 2004
HA’ARETZ: ARAFAT DEMISE NEGATES DISENGAGMENT
The impending possibility of the death of Yasser Arafat – the man considered by Israel and US as the main obstacle to peace - would remove the main justification for Ariel Sharon’s unilateral disengagement plan and utterly alter the political landscape according to Ha’aretz commentator Aluf Benn. With such a scenario in mind Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom is already navigating a compromise proposal for postponing the plan until it can be implemented “with a partner,” hoping such a compromise could bridge the widening schism in the Likud.
IDF BRACES FOR ‘THE DAY AFTER’
Fearing the onset of chaos across the territories in the wake of Arafat’s death the IDF has spent a year working out scenarios for "the day after," and may be forced to intervene in the Palestinian-controlled areas to prevent innocent Palestinians from being killed a senior Army commander told The Jerusalem Post in a briefing Wednesday. "When [Arafat] is gone, I believe we will witness a settling of accounts and the army will be forced to become involved in order to protect the civilian population," the officer said.
HAMAS CLAIMS DISENGAGEMENT VICTORY
Hamas has claimed Wednesday that the dramatic Knesset vote in favor of Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan is a big achievement for the Palestinian people and the armed terrorist “resistance.” Speaking to Reuters, Hamas spokesman Mushir Al-Masri said that violence alone “has pushed the Zionist enemy to think of leaving Gaza."
Israel knows well the animalistic culture of the Palestinians, and has planned a year ago for the eventual death of Arafat. They do not expect respectful mourning. They do not expect violent attacks on the Jews. What they do expect is animalistic infighting of Palestinians against Palestinians. The settling of old accounts. The establishment of a pecking order rather then a democratic vote. The worst tyrant will rise to the top, and then threaten the populous to vote for him or else. This is the only type of leadership the Palestinian people will tolerate. They want the worst of the worst because they know this way hate for the Jews will always be the object of government. They do not want diplomats. They want killers to run the government. They want thugs who hate Jews in charge. They already know the price because such mean character necessary to be ruthless with the Jews is also bent to lawlessness. The Palestinian people are victims of their own making because in order to torture the Jews they must submit to these merciless killers providing their every desire not just their needs. The corruption of the PLO under Arafat will continue. The pillage of the Palestinians will continue. The hate for the Jews will continue.
The genie has been left out of the bottle. The Arafat generation has now come to power. A generation raised on hate from cradle to grave. They have been taught to hate Jews from their parents, their school teachers, their religious leaders, their governmental officials, and hear only hate over their media outlets. A generation which has been taught to dance in the streets at the death of innocent Jewish civilians. Even the death of Jewish babies is cause for celebration in the territories. These same Palestinians were in uncontrolled ecstasy on 9/11. This culture becomes literally drunk on innocent blood. Who can doubt what kind of leadership they will demand.
They will seek another Arafat who will say peace in English while encouraging the Palestinian youth to kill Jews in Arabic. Meanwhile, a secular Israel will be willing to sell their souls for just a man centered peace plan. They will continue to offer Yesha as a free gift with the Temple Mount as the grand prize. These secular Jews have no real commitment to God. They consider this third miraculous Exodus as an event of their own making having nothing to do with God. They would take all the credit! They have a great lesson to learn! This secular disengagement plan is leading to Civil War. The plan is wrong! The only plan should be God's plan for the coming Jewish Kingdom. All the proud, and all the wicked will be forced to submit to the Son of Righteousness. The coming King of Glory.
Sunday - October 31, 2004
Fears of Riots on Burial
22:09 Oct 30, '04 / 15 Cheshvan 5765
While Yasser Arafat is alive
and being treated in France, Israel and Arabs already are at odds on where to
bury him, whenever he dies. Wakf
officials in charge of the Temple Mount insist the Temple Mount will be the
burial grounds for the ailing Palestinian Authority leader.
Israel officials say there is “no
way” it will happen.
The Israeli government already has a nightmare vision of several hundred thousand Arabs marching towards Jerusalem with Arafat’s coffin. They hope they will be able to convince Arab officials to accept a defense ministry recommendation leaked in July that he be buried in Abu Dis, a site eastern Jerusalem that overlooks the Temple Mount.
Arab officials might agree to the idea on the grounds that a huge mob at the Temple Mount could turn into a riot as well as cause the entire complex to collapse. Israeli archaeologists from both ends of the political spectrum fear that recent illegal construction on the site as well as Arab removal of remains of the Second Temple could cause a huge disaster.
Feisel Husseini, Arafat’s former representative in Jerusalem, was buried on the Temple Mount in 2001 when thousands of Arabs waving PA flags essentially took over parts of northern Jerusalem during the funeral procession. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon refused to allow Arafat to enter Jerusalem for the funeral.
"The police must be prepared for a funeral procession in which the Arabs will try to burst into Jerusalem,” said MK Benny Elon of the National Union party. “It could be an explosive situation...We must not allow the scenes from Husseini's wild and nationalistic funeral, which was a blow to Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem, to repeat themselves."
National Union MK Uri Ariel warned, "Many thousands of right-wing demonstrators will bodily prevent Arafat from being buried in Jerusalem."
MK Eli Yishai (Shas) called on Prime Minister Sharon to freeze the disengagement plan, in light of Arafat's illness. The unilateral plan is based on the fact, according to Sharon, that there is no one in the Palestinian Authority with whom Israel can negotiate.
MK Chaim Ramon (Labor), who is working tirelessly to ensure that Israel withdraw from Gaza as soon as possible, also is concerned that Arafat's approaching death might disturb the disengagement timetable. Former Labor MK Haggai Merom mocked Ramon earlier this month, saying, "Ramon has only one goal: to make sure his son doesn't have to serve in Gaza. For him, the whole issue is just a countdown until the date his son turns 18." Ramon expressed his concerns to Army Radio.
Education Minister Limor Livnat also implied that the disengagement should be held up, saying, "If Arafat is out of the picture, it will be very easy to return to the diplomatic process and the Road Map." She said that this would still be contingent upon finding a "genuine partner on the other side."
The tolerance of the Jews was a mistake the last time they allowed the Palestinians to conduct a grand funeral procession in Jerusalem. The animals of the Palestinian culture were encouraged to run wild in the streets. That lesson was apparently learned by the secular Jews who still are attempting to negotiate with these Islamic heathen. These Jewish politicians have more respect for the wild animals then they do for the Biblically minded minority of Jews in Israel. The polluting of the Temple Mount is hardly a factor as the politicians contemplate what to do with the dead body of Arafat after his death. It is no wonder the LORD Jesus Christ said when He was here the first time that every stone will be removed before the Last Jewish Temple can be built. Purity demands the removal of all the pollution scattered over the Mount over all the years. The Temple Mount was sacred to the LORD Jesus Christ. It is the only site where desecration caused righteous wrath to be aroused into action from this gentle Savior. Only on the Mount did He make a scourge, and drive off the money changers who turned the holiness of God into filthy lucre. It was a lesson for the world so all would know the Holiness of God is important to the coming King of Glory! This same Holy Temple Mount will not be neglected in His Coming Kingdom. It will be the center for all He will do for 1000 years.
It will not be just the Islamic shrines that will be removed, but the Wailing Wall that stood when Christ said: "There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." The entire Mount must be cleared! Most certainly the wall that has separated the Jews from their God for millennia must come down! No wall must ever again prevent the Jews from entering their most Holy treasure. The Wall and those traditionalists who made it a wall must go!
The only place on the entire planet that the God of the Bible said to build His house is the issue in the news today! Only on this single Holy Hill! It is just the same single hill as it is the only begotten Son being the only single Savior. The world must acknowledge that this single Savior will rule from this one single place! It has never been religion or tradition, but a single person who came to redeem men from sin! It is only to Him that a sinner can go to find salvation. It will be only Him throughout all of the next dispensation.
This single Holy Hill is the object of desire by the animalistic Palestinians who are preparing to riot for control. They have named the War after the shrine that they built when the soviernty was theirs. Now, the Jews have soviernty, and the Al Aqsa Mosque must be bulldozed off this Holy Hill. Not one stone left upon another is the only course to purify this Holy Hill in preparation for the Last Jewish Temple. Folks, it is going to happen! The God of the Bible has already drawn up the blueprint for that Last Jewish Temple in Ezekiel 40 - 48. There are no traditional Islamic shrines! There are no Jewish traditional shrines. There is only a Holy Temple fit for the Holy Savior coming again not as the gentle suffering Savior, but this time as the King of all Glory!
Read how the Old Testament lives in today's news!
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