Israel election results, 3-2-20: Netanyahu is playing a numbers game
3-7-20, Haaretz -- While Prime MInister Benjamin Netanyahu's explained how he won despite the fact that his party came in second place. The numbers are quite simple. All the parties running in this 3rd election made Netanyahu-related commitments. Those who supported him won 2.2 million votes; those who swore never to sit with the man won 2.33 million. In other words, in the referendum on his rule, which was the main foundation of the election (as in the previous ones), he emerged the loser. Netanyahu’s famous whiteboard is erasable, but the votes of Israeli citizens are not. [Note: very complicated more here]
Exit polls: Netanyahu just short of majority in Israel vote
3-2-20, APNews.com -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a solid edge over his main rival in Israel’s third election in under a year, exit polls indicated Monday night, 3-2-20. However, unclear whether he could clinch the parliamentary majority needed to claim victory. Netanyahu's Likud Party leads in Israel's contested elections, but his bloc is one seat short of parliamentary majority - exit polls.
Exit polls: Benjamin Netanyahu projected to win most votes in Israel's election
JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party won the most votes Monday in the country's third election ... More here
2-2-20, Born again Arab from Jerusalem, Pastor JD Farag encourages us to search the scriptures ourselves; the Bible says that those who study and research God's word are noble; and those who receive the word with all readiness of mind discern truth. Acts 17:11 His outline of five facts:
End the Hoax:
The plan gives the Palestinians less than they have been offered in previous plans that they rejected, leaving its prospects for success slim. A Palestinian official Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat has threatened that the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority would withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords if US President Trump unveils his so-called “Deal of the Century.”
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is due to convene Palestinian leaders to discuss the plan after its presentation and to release a statement. His administration has also called for an emergency session of the Arab League in Cairo on Saturday, Feb 1, 2020. Abbas didn't immediately comment on the plan, but called for Palestinian demonstrators to protest in a "Day of Rage" as their response.
Israeli security forces prepare for more violent confrontations stemming from disapproval of the 'peace plan.'
Full video about 48 minutes here See Prime Min Netanyahu at 30 min mark
And here from UPI:
And here from Algemeiner:
Pres Abbas Met with Pres Trump, 9-21-17:
Pres Trump Invites Israel's PM Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to White House to Unveil Peace Plan, January 28, 2020
But there will be no peace ...
"In those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries."
1-25-20, ForeignPolicy.com -- On Tuesday, January 28, 2020 the U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival Benny Gantz at the White House. The purpose of the meeting is to unveil some of the details of the Middle East peace plan. PM Netanyahu and Gantz both have accepted the invitation.
In June 2019 - in Bahrain's Middle East Peace to Prosperity Conference, Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and a White House adviser, announced the first part of the plan—expanding foreign investment in the Muslim aka "Palestinian" enclaves. The meetings were boycotted by Muslim/Palestinian officials. One of the Muslim leaders in Israel, Mahmoud Abbas and other leaders were not invited as they have refused to discuss the plan since the Jewish city of Jerusalem has been recognized by many nations as Israel’s capitol. The US and others have moved their embassies there; in 2018 the USA was the first.
The Palestinians rebuffed attempts to discuss any peace plan with Israel; they were attempted through European intermediaries and are expected to reject the plan once it becomes public. Jeremiah 6:14; Ezekiel 13:16; Matthew 13:43
12-11-19, UPI -- Israel heads for record third election. ... Current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud Party, will remain prime minister for now. Under Israeli law, the Knesset needs least 61 of the 120 seats in the parliament to form government, but when the deadline passed an election was automatically called for March 2, 2020. Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party has chosen to seek soft right voters for the 2020 election. Both Gantz and Netanyahu are promising the voters they will annex the Jordan valley.... More here
"US Pres George Washington killed Indians because they were Muslims'
1-13-20, IsraelNationalNews -- You can't make this stuff up! Islamic guy for the terror group Hamas, Palestine Islamic Scholars Assoc Sheikh Salem Salameh said in a Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) interview [he actually said this!] 'George Washington killed Indians because they were Muslims' -- the Muslims want the land of Israel ... what? now they want the USA too?? Outrageous.
Israel Golan Heights Proclamation by Pres Trump & Netanyahu's Declaration first town named "Trump Heights"
3-27-19, CNBC -- Pres Trump signed a proclamation officially recognizing Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights, captured from Syria in 1967 & has occupied ever since. In Nov 2019 Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu declared the newest town in the Golan as 'TRUMP HEIGHTS.'
President Trump said:
“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!”
It’s yet another rejection by the Trump administration of decades of U.S. policy.
Iran's foreign minister said US to blame for the Iranian military shooting down a passenger jet
1-15-20, NBC News/AP - A top Iranian commander said the USA is to blame for the downed Ukrainian passenger jet shot down by Iran. According to NBC it was hit by at least one Iranian missile unintentionally targeting commercial jet just after takeoff from Tehran Iran airport; 176 innocent passengers & crew aboard were killed.
AP Blames U.S. For Iran Shooting Down Commercial Jet
1-10-20, FreeBeacon -- The headline of an Associated Press piece blamed the US for a Ukrainian civilian airplane shot down by Iran. The piece quotes Canadian civilians who fault Trump for the Iranian missile strike. "One man, and only one, is responsible for those deaths. And he will never face consequences for them." After publication, the headline was changed ...
9-18-19, JPost -- The US has previously accused Syria of creating Shabiha armed militia, modeled on Tehran’s paramilitary force of Iran's Basij militia - The commander of the volunteer paramilitary force said that the Syrian militia loyal to President Bashar Assad is very similar to the Islamic Republic’s Basij force.
Israel Commemoration of 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Germany's Nazi Concentration Camp 'Auschwitz' in Poland
United States Vice President Mike Pence Calls for World to Unite Against Anti-Semitism
1-23-20, Fox News -- United States Vice President Mike Pence delivered a stirring speech in the Jewish state of Israel. In her capitol of Jerusalem VP Pence before an audience that included world leaders of more than 40 nations, at Israel's Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Germany concentration camp of 'Auschwitz.' The vice president honored the Allied Forces who fought to liberate Europe from the grip of Germany's Nazis drawing inspiration from the "non-Jewish heroes who saved countless lives" during the Holocaust. Pence called the world to combat anti-Semitism amid a rise in violence against Jews around the globe. VP Pence said:
“We gather to fulfill the solemn obligation, an obligation of remembrance, to never let the memory of those who died in the Holocaust to be forgotten by anyone anywhere in the world. Today we remember what happens when the powerless cry for help and the powerful refuse to answer. [..]
“We must be prepared to confront and expose the vile tide of anti-Semitism that is fueling hate and violence across the world and we must stand together. The world must stand strong against the Islamic Republic of Iran. And finally. we must have the courage to recognize -- all the leaders and the nations that are gathered here -- that today we have the responsibility and the power to ensure that what we remember here today can never happen again." More here
1-23-20, At the 75th Anniversary of the Soviets liberating the Jews from Auschwitz, Russia's President Vladimir Putin became emotional as he gave his short remarks in Jerusalem
Axis forces besieged Leningrad [Saint Petersburg] for 872 days, seeking to starve out the Soviet Union’s second-largest city. Almost 650,000 Soviet civilians perished, including Putin’s elder brother Viktor Putin, before the blockade was lifted on January 27, 1944. Documents, diaries and newsreels cannot convey what the people of Leningrad really endured, Putin said at the ceremony. "Deprived of food, light, warmth, they continued to work in hospitals, engage in art, science and education. Sacrificing themselves, they saved a great city for future generations. The unconquered Leningrad became a true legend, the greatness of fortitude and faith in the victory of its inhabitants, the pinnacle of human dignity."
He offered a shocking detail that in a single year the Leningraders donated 144 tons of blood for the troops fighting on the front line, in defiance of their own deprivation. Israel, like Russia, understands the significance of the lessons of WWII and refuses to allow the world to forget where tolerating chauvinism, anti-Semitism, and Russophobia can lead.
See video of Russia being honored to cut the ribbon of the unveiling of the Leningrad Monument here
With the comment, Katz was referring to a debate that has surfaced anew in Poland about the role of Russia during the war, with Poland claiming that Russia was an enabler of Hitler because of a pact between Russia and Nazi Germany that Warsaw claims led to a deal to divide Poland between them. Poland is not attending the event Thursday.
1-23-20, Israel is hosting 5th annual World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75 years since the Nazi death camps at Auschwitz Poland was liberated by Soviet troops. Present-day politics have cast a shadow over the solemn occasion, however. Delegations of 40 countries will attend the main event at the Yad Vashem memorial complex to remember the Jewish Nazi Holocaust and express commitment to fighting anti-Semitism.However, Polish President Andrzej Duda refused to attend as he was offended that Russian President Vladimir Putin was invited to speak at the ceremony and he was not. He will be speaking at Poland’s own commemoration on Monday. Poland is embroiled in a bitter dispute with Russia over the causes and consequences of the Second World War.
The current Polish government, President Andrzej Duda has refused to give the Soviet Union any credit for liberating the Jews from Auschwitz death camps – or Poland, for that matter – insisting instead that their country was a purely innocent victim of Nazis and Soviets in equal measure where the Jewish death camps were located. More here
On January 27, 1945 Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland, freeing the Jewish survivors of the network of Nazi Germany concentration camps; finally revealing to the world the depth of the horrors perpetrated there. Auschwitz was really a group of camps, designated I, II, and III. There were also 40 smaller “satellite” camps. It was at Auschwitz II, at Birkenau, established in October 1941, that the SS Nazis from Germany created a complex, monstrously orchestrated killing ground: 300 prison barracks; four “bathhouses” in which prisoners were gassed; corpse cellars; and cremating ovens. Thousands of prisoners were also used for medical experiments overseen and performed by the camp doctor, Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death.”
The Red Army of the Soviet Union had been advancing deeper into Poland since mid-January 1945 liberating Warsaw and Krakow. Then the Soviet troops headed for Auschwitz. In anticipation of the Soviet arrival, the German Gestapo began a murder spree in the camps, shooting sick prisoners and blowing up crematoria in a desperate attempt to destroy the evidence of their crimes. More here
When the Soviets finally broke through, Soviet soldiers encountered 648 corpses and more than 7,000 starving Jewish survivors. There were also six storehouses filled with literally hundreds of thousands of women’s dresses, men’s suits and shoes that the Germans did not have time to burn. More here www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-liberate-auschwitz
Forty World Leaders Will Meet in the Jewish State of Israel This Week, Thursday, January 23, 2020, For the Fifth "World Holocaust Forum"
"The joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. God is known in her palaces for a refuge. For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled and hasted away. Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah."
As the world reels in various woes ... we need to especially pray for President Trump as Iran has just put a bounty on his head; see below.
President Donald Trump is in Switzerland, 1-21-20
Iran Eulogist Puts $80M Bounty on President Trump
1-20-20, PJ Media -- Jazayeri tweeted: ”Iran's regime just announced an $80 million bounty for anyone who brings the head of Donald Trump for killing Soleimani. PS: Iran's ppl, however, are overjoyed at Soleimani's death. As the #IranProtests have shown, they long for an end to the mullahs' tyranny.” Various media outlets clarified that the eulogist was not speaking for Iran's government. Iran's leader Ayatollah Khamenei vowed “severe revenge” for the hit on the Quds Force leader. More from Jewish Press here
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Bible Truths Proven: Israel Ritual Baths Discovered
Thanks to Heavy Rains: Ritual Baths for Temple now Fully Functional for First Time in 2,000 Years
Almighty God said to ancient Jews: "Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty"
1-13-20, Excavation and archaeology are a blessing to believers proving the truth of the Holy Bible. Thousands of years ago, Jews would travel from all over Israel three times a year to visit the Holy Temple in Jerusalem to worship God, as the Bible commands in Deuteronomy 16:16:
- Pesach [aka Passover] Exodus 23:15; Luke 22:15; 1 Corinthians 5:7
- Shavuot [aka Pentecost] — all males shall appear before Hashem your God in the place that He will choose. Also called "The Feast of Weeks" to travel to Jerusalem (Exodus 23:14–17; 34:22–23; Deuteronomy 16:16). This important feast gets its name from the fact that it starts seven full weeks, or exactly 50 days, after the Feast of Firstfruits. Since it takes place exactly 50 days after the previous feast, this feast is also known as “Pentecost” (Acts 2:1), which means “fifty.” [Also 50 days after the resurrection of Messiah the Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 2:1-4]
- Sukkot [aka Tabernacles] As a feast instituted by God, Sukkot was never forgotten. It was celebrated in the time of Solomon (2 Chronicles 8:13). In fact, it was during Sukkot that Solomon’s temple was dedicated (1 Kings 8:2). It was observed during Hezekiah's time (2 Chronicles 31:3; Deuteronomy16:16), and after the return from exile (Ezra 3:4; Zechariah 14:16,18-19).
The ancient mikvah was rediscovered just 35 years ago. Although it is currently under the control of the military and has not yet been completely restored, Mr. Brezis spoke excitedly about the Biblical significance of the mikvah and the area surrounding it. He knows it has the potential to captivate Bible-based Jews and Christian alike as he's
witnessed visitors crying at the site, as they come to understand its Biblical significance.
Visitors imagine an ancient time that the area around the mikvah was crowded with thousands of pilgrims together it often brings them to tears.
It is still possible today to see Jerusalem from the nearby Jewish community of Neve Daniel. Brezis connected this location to Avraham’s vision of Jerusalem on his journey to fulfill God’s command to sacrifice his son Yitzchak (Isaac). On the third day Avraham looked up and saw the place from afar. Genesis 22:4
Since the mikvah hasn’t yet been fully restored, the rainwater-filled pools may only last a few weeks, during Israel’s rainy season. Nevertheless, it’s amazing to see this place, even without the water. More here
Gaza Green houses looted - The Abomination of the Desolation
10-1-15, Zionism-Israel.com -- When Israel left the Gaza Strip one of the most telling symbol of the fiasco that Gaza is becoming, followed in short order by the explosive Islamic terror group Hamas parade that resulted in about 20 deaths.
The greenhouses were a symbol of ingenuity and hope for the future of Gaza was looted and destroyed. The Muslim aka Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia implored Palestinians to leave the structures intact. “These greenhouses are for the Palestinian people. We don’t want anyone to touch or harm anything that can be useful for our people.”
Everyone who hoped for the best for the future of the Palestinian people hoped to see in Gaza the beginnings of Palestinian national construction, akin to the Jewish construction that characterizes the Jewish re-settlement. The reality is a bitter disappointment, worse than the worst as Muslim Arab world want to save the Palestinians from chaos and self-destruction, but they only hate and try to destroy the Jewish state of Israel by launching rockets and digging terror tunnels. Living on the largess of generous nations.
Palestinians looted dozens of greenhouses, walking off with irrigation hoses, water pumps and plastic sheeting in a blow to fledgling efforts to reconstruct the Gaza Strip. More here from NBC
⚡⚡ Horrific Flooding in Israel: 4 Deaths ⚡⚡
1-6-20, YnetNews, Israel -- Strong showers and thunderstorms caused widespread flooding in central and northern Israel resulting in many residents requiring assistance of local emergency services.
- Ali Agbaria and son tried to cross an overflowing river but while the son managed to escape the 47-year-old was washed away by the current
- An elderly man drowned in a stream close to Binyamina.
- In the basement of a residential building flooded with rain water; an elevator had short circuited so the doors would not open becoming tomb for two people. Rescue efforts were made with the necessary use of scuba gear; however one of the two victims, a man in his 30s body was removed from water filled elevator around 3 p.m. and a woman's body was removed around 5 p.m.
Bible Reports Killing Jewish Newborns
"The midwives, fearing Hashem, did not do as the king of Egypt had told them; they let the boys live."
Israel: Abortion Rates on the Decline:
However, 18,000+ Killed in 2018
1-2-20, Although abortion has declined in the Jewish state it's still a blot against God's law as it's murder. Over 18,000 human lives were taken in the barbaric and brutal act of aborting human lives from their mother's womb.
The sad news is that legal abortions approved by Israel law in 2018 [the last year for which statistics have been collected] are still being done. The Health Ministry, who is responsible for supervising legal abortion procedures - said in its annual report - that there were 19,543 applications for abortions in 2018.
Abortion in Israel is permitted when approved by a committee then the Israeli government will pay for women to kill their unborn children in abortion under one of following clauses:
- The woman is younger than 17 years and older than 40
- the pregnancy was conceived under illegal circumstances (such as rape or statutory rape) in an incestuous relationship or outside of marriage
- the baby may have a physical or mental birth defect
- continuing the pregnancy may put the woman’s life in risk or damage her physically or mentally. Under these circumstances, the government has been paying for an abortion in women younger than 33 since 2014.
Israel's abortion rates rank second lowest out of 28 European countries. The number of illegal abortions in Israel was not estimated in the report. More here
God Knows the Unborn Child
Jeremiah 1:4-5 "The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;"
Exodus 21:22-23 "If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands and the court allows."
Psalm 127:3 "Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from Him."
God Warned the Nations:
DON’T DIVIDE THE LAND OF ISRAEL
12-17-19, Presstv.com -- A Lebanese TV network has published what it reported to be a draft of US President Donald Trump’s controversial deal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which envisages the establishment of a “New Palestine,” with occupied Jerusalem al-Quds remaining under mostly Israeli control and Saudi Arabia replacing Jordan as custodian of Al-Aqsa Mosques. Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud says the Muslims/Arabs aka "Palestinians" in Israel should accept peace deal or 'shut up!' Reportedly, if:
- Israel rejects the deal, the US will end economic support for the regime.
- The Islamic terror group ruling Gaza "Hamas" and the PLO oppose the agreement, Washington will end all financial support it provides to Palestinians and prevent funding provided by other nations.
- The PLO accepts the plan and Hamas or the Islamic Jihad dismiss it, then the two groups would bear the responsibility of their decision.
- Any military confrontation between Israel and Hamas, the US will still support Israel.
- “The Day of the Lord is coming; surely it is near” — “Blow a trumpet in Zion, and sound and alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the Day of the Lord is coming; surely it is near.” (Joel 2:1)
- “Return to Me,” says the Lord — “‘Yet even now,’ declares the Lord, ‘return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments.’ Now return to the Lord your God for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness and relenting of evil.” (Joel 2:12-13).
- Do not divide the Land of Israel — In my message about the final chapter of the Book of Joel, I explained the warning to the nations that the Lord gives. I focused in particular on Joel 3:2 (which is 4:2 in the Hebrew Bible) in which the Lord says, “I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.” The Bible is very clear: the Lord is going to judge all the nations for dividing up the Land of Israel. Let the United Nations and the United States and the European Union and the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government itself be warned. More here
Chanukah aka Hanukkah: What's the Foundation for the Celebration? Dedication of the Jewish Temple in 165 BC
Chanukah is the story of a people rebelling against an oppressive tyranny – Jewish people. History reports the beginning when Alexander the Great conquered Syria, Egypt and Judea. Alexander was smart enough to let people pretty much go on observing their own religions and customs, but a successor of his, the Seleucid Greek King Antiochus IV in 165 B.C. began forbidding Jewish practices and enforced the worship of pagan gods. A Jewish Priest named Mattathias the Hasmonean took the first blow and his son, Judah “The Hammer” Maccabee, led the successful Maccabean revolt against the Seleucids. They cleaned out all the satanic stuff and rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem to God. They found that they were out of oil for their menorah lamp, but miraculously it burned for eight days. Chanukah, known also as The Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days and the ritual involves lighting an increasing number of candles each night to commemorate each day of the miracle. The independent state of Israel then lasted until the Romans took over in around 63 B.C [..snip]
Jewish parents keep their children happy by providing them with gifts for the eight days of Chanukah while Christian children enjoy Christmas. Celebrating Chanukah with his or her family allows a Jewish child to build up a store of lovely memories; never confusing Chanukah with Christmas. It’s a time for families to recount the glories of Jewish history and instill sweet memories in children making them proud to be Jewish. To let them know that we have our own great heroes.
*Excerpted and adapted full report from David A. Kaufman, the Yankee son of Stuart Kaufman, a commercial real estate lawyer in New York. He also does stand-up comedy and is a proud member of the Friars Club here More here
The Miracle - Chanukah - Hanukkah
Hanukkah for the year 2019 is celebrated/observed at sundown Sunday, December 22 ending at sundown on Monday, December 30. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival. ... They had no oil BUT GOD ... there was the miracle of Chanukah was that they lit the menorah with this oil for eight days—that the flame of selfless sacrifice blazed beyond a moment of truth, beyond a day of reckoning.
12-21-19, The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has broken many records ... following is a short bio:
11-22-19, Benjamin Netanyahu was born in Tel Aviv in 1949. In 1963 his family moved to the US when his father Benzion Netanyahu, a prominent historian and Zionist activist, was offered an academic post. At the age of 18, Benjamin returned to Israel, where he spent five distinguished years in the army where he was wounded on duty, serving as a captain in an elite commando unit, the Sayeret Matkal. He took part in a raid on Beirut's airport in 1968 and fought in the 1973 Middle East war. After his military service, PM Netanyahu went to university in the US earning a bachelor's and master's degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Mr. Netanyahu setup an anti-terrorism institute in his brother, Jonathan Netanyahu's memory [killed in 1976 rescue in Entebbe, Uganda] in 1982 became Israel's deputy chief of mission in Washington. And in 1984 Benjamin Netanyahu was appointed Israel's permanent representative at the UN.
In 1988 he returned to Israel working in domestic politics, winning a seat for the Likud party in the Knesset (parliament) and becoming deputy foreign minister. He later became party chairman and in 1996, following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, he became Israel's first directly elected prime minister.
Despite having fiercely criticized the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the Arabs/Muslims aka "Palestinians," Mr Netanyahu signed a deal handing over 80% of Hebron [land for peace against God’s will see Joel 3:2] to Muslims control and agreed to further withdrawals from Judea & Samaria aka West Bank.
He lost the office of PM in 1999 to Labour leader Ehud Barak, PM Netanyahu's former commander. Succeeded as Likud leader by Ariel Sharon. After Mr Sharon was elected prime minister in 2001 and in 2005 forcibly removed 9,000 Jews from Gaza, Mr Netanyahu had returned to government in 2003, first as foreign minister and then as finance minister; but he resigned in 2005 protesting the GAZA withdrawal [Joel 3:2]. PM Sharon suffered a massive stroke soon after the Gaza withdrawal and Benjamin won back leadership of Likud.
In March 2009 Benjamin won back the Prime Ministership. He agreed to an unprecedented 10-month freeze on Jewish homes aka "settlement" construction in the West Bank, enabling peace talks with Palestinians, but negotiations collapsed in late-2010. Although in 2009 he publicly announced his conditional acceptance of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, he later toughened his position, pledging 10 years later that such a state "will not be created, not like the one people are talking about. It won't happen."
In the past few years Prime Minister Netanyahu has been dogged by accusations of corruption and bribery; fancy gifts [cigars, champagne, etc] and positive media reports charges being announced in November 2019. The Prime Minister has denied all charges as the courts proceed; the spectacle of a trial threatens to bring ignominious closure to an extraordinary career. More here
Jersey City Shooting Six Dead Jews Targeted
12-11-19, ABCNews -- Security video confirms that a police shootout in Jersey City, New Jersey, with a pair of rifle-wielding suspects who allegedly killed a detective and three others was part of a rapid series of crimes, including a deliberate attack on a Jewish deli.
Antisemitism Tirade Victims Blamed
12-11-19, NJ, USA, Dov Hikind -- SHOCKING VIDEO: As Jewish bodies were still laying in cold blood after being murdered by terrorists in Jersey City, USA a rep of @AmericansAA captured spontaneous antisemitic tirades blaming Jews for their own murder and people cheering it on!
Israel Heads for Election #3 in 2019
12-11-19, UPI -- Israel heads for record third election. ... Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud Party, will remain prime minister as he had since the first election in April 2019. Under Israeli law, the Knesset needs least 61 of the 120 seats in the parliament to form government, but when the deadline passed an election was automatically called for March 2020.
Netanyahu Calls for Direct Vote
12-7-19, Bloomberg -- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israelis should vote to elect the next government leader directly. Caretaker governments have been in charge since December, after two inconclusive elections ended with both Netanyahu and chief rival Benny Gantz failing to garner enough support for a parliamentary majority.
12-14-19, BBC, Corbin is out, Johnson is in having the majority in Parliament to push the necessary legislation through for Brexit. There's no reason to think that won't happen on schedule; by Jan 31, 2020. Johnson has guaranteed that the transition period will not be extended - creating a potential crunch point, in just over a year's time. Finally, PM Johnson has promised that after the transition period there will be no checks on goods moving within the UK between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Shalom from Galilee, Israel!
Weekly Update on the Jewish State
“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
12-5-19, * -- US NEWS magazine for the second consecutive year has ranked the Jewish state of Israel the 8th most powerful nation in the world. Amazing that such a small nation, with only 9.2 million people, that has been in a state of war since its birth only 72 years ago in 1948; to be so named. [Clearly supernatural blessing from God!]
Israel is still in a very uncertain political deadlock. Next week, we should know if and when there’ll be a third election this year. The indictment documents against Prime Minister Netanyahu were submitted to the speaker of the Knesset parliament and from what we know; it’ll be a very long trial with hundreds of witnesses.
The UN and EU are displaying a new level of hypocrisy against Israel this week. The annual UN resolution against Israel passed again although gaining unexpected defense from 13 nations. Five anti-Israel resolutions passed in the General Assembly in a full-day session connected to the United Nations’ “Palestine Day,” held on Nov. 29, 2019. However, they cannot discern difference between good and evil as no condemnation to the terror states of Iran and Lebanon: [2 Corinthians 4:4; Isaiah 5:20]
- In Iran: The current political unrest has seen the regime:
- Massacred over 450 people in Iran and many more in Iraq
- Injured more than 2,000 in Iran and many more in Iraq
- Detained at least 7,000 in Iran and many more in Iraq
- What was the response from the UN Human Rights Council?
- ZERO emergency sessions
- ZERO condemnations
- ZERO fact-finding missions
- What was the response from the UN Human Rights Council?
- The more shocking thing is that six European nations say they will join a fledgling financial system to bypass U.S. sanctions against Iran, challenging U.S. President Donald Trump days before he meets with NATO leaders in London.
- In a joint statement Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden said they are in the process of becoming shareholders of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX). Britain, France, and Germany launched INSTEX in January to enable companies to trade with Iran without using U.S. dollars or going through U.S. banks, thereby shielding such companies from U.S. sanctions.
In Turkey: On November 27, 2019, according to the Middle Eastern News Agency Al-Monitor, “Turkey signed an agreement with Libya’s internationally recognized government denoting new maritime boundaries between the two nations. The area spanning from southwest Turkey to northeast Libya cuts across a zone currently claimed by Greece and Cyprus, where plans for a future gas pipeline are in the works to link eastern Mediterranean gas fields with European markets...”
There’s no doubt that gas & oil of Israel’s region will become the reason for the upcoming regional war described in Ezekiel 38:5, 13 39:1-2. [And it'll not be Russia. More here ]
Joel 2:28; John 6:39-40; Acts 2:15-17; 1 Peter 1:20; James 5:3; Hebrews 1:2
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Amir Tsarfati, Behold Israel here https://mailchi.mp/beholdisrael/amirs-weekly-roundup-may-30-1005737?e=3ce763bf5a
Prime Minister Netanyahu recently said: “It is important for me to emphasize that the only ones who determine who the prime minister will be are Israeli voters. That is the essence of democracy.”
Unelected officials have launched show trial coups in the USA & Israel. Public confidence in this political lefty mafia is at an incredible all-time low. The voters are responding by rejecting their credibility. [..snip]
The media claims that Netanyahu is “inciting” against the judiciary; but he’s just saying what everyone knows - the system is corrupt. And it abuses its powers to go after the targets of its corruption.
The Right began its dominance of Israeli politics because most of the country loathes the corrupt system that the old socialists put into place to maintain control of the people and the country. They just don’t believe that there’s an alternative to the system. That’s what the indictment is about. [Just like in America the lefties proclaim they must impeach Donald Trump or else he'll be re-elected!]
Caroline Glick recently said: “the opposition stands on two planks – destroying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and eternalizing the regime of Israel’s unelected bureaucrats."
And Netanyahu is making clear that it’s either him or the bureaucrats. The actual case or cases against Prime Minister Netanyahu, as against President Trump, are a joke.
They depend on media leaks, intimidation by political operatives within law enforcement and the judiciary, and a lot of hand-wringing about the moral downfall of the nation with very little evidence.
The centerpieces of the coup against Netanyahu, Cases 2000 & 4000, both claim that the Israeli leader undertook to support certain policies in exchange for favorable media coverage. Glick said: “Nobody ever heard of the concept that positive media coverage could be considered a bribe because in no country on the face of the planet is positive coverage considered a bribe because if positive coverage is considered a bribe, then journalism as a point of fact is a criminal enterprise.”
If the media providing positive coverage of politicians who support their agenda is a crime, every single politician and media boss would be in jail. That’s the selective prosecution part. And, as with the US President Trump, not only is the prosecution selective, but it invents new crimes in the process of selecting them.
- elected and unelected officials
- open and closed systems
- freedom and tyranny
- media power and people power
A coup[s] either ends with the defeat of the people or the plotters. As PM Netanyahu said, this comes down to the question of who determines who will run the country; the voters or the lawyers?
US Senators Sanders & Warren Wants Israel's US Aid to Go to the Gaza Islamic Terrorists
11-1-19, JewishJournal -- In recent days, US Sens Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, along with Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana all have proclaimed their desire to use American aid of $3.8 billion annually in military assistance to the Jewish state of Israel to force policy changes by Israel. Sanders led the charge when he told the annual conference of the liberal ...
... Mideast policy group J Street earlier this week that he would tell Israel "it must fundamentally change your relationship to the people of Gaza” if it wants continued U.S. military support. He also said some of that money should go toward humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza that's controlled by Islamic terror group Hamas. Warren has been less specific, but she told J Street that if Israel proceeds with moves to annex parts of the West Bank, the United States “should make it clear that none of our aid should be used to support annexation.”
- One news agency reports that in Case 1000, Netanyahu will be indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust.
- There are those in the Ministry who believe Case 2000 should be closed
- In Case 4000 not everyone agrees on the facts. Apparently some senior officials believe Netanyahu should be indicted for bribery.
The final decision will be made by Mandelblit and may publish the decision as soon as Thursday, 11-21-19.
Weekly Roundup: “Shalom from Tiberias, Israel!”
Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy: “These things command and teach. Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.”
11-21-19, * -- Amir Tsarfati gives an update of events in his home the Jewish state of Israel from the Sea of Galilee:
“Now that the recent cycle of violence with the [Islamic terror group] Palestinian Islamic Jihad is over, with Israel having the upper hand beating Iran that tried its luck from the northern frontier. Iran had its Al Quds military forces near Damascus Syria launching four missiles towards the Israeli side of Mt. Hermon that were intercepted by Israel’s anti defense system, Iron Dome. This attack, likely retaliation to an Israeli undercover operation in Syria that hurt them badly [isn’t cleared for my publication].
U.S. President Trump Reverses 1978 US Pres Jimmy Carter & 2009 Barack Obama West Bank Policy
11-19-19, Breitbart -- Recently Sec of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. reversed the policy of Presidents Carter & Obama, who declared Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) illegal. President Trump said, "Judea belongs to the Jews!"
Currently the biased, liberal, progressive media in Israel reported that US President Trump is keeping a distance from Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Claiming it’s because of his failure to secure victory in the past two Israeli elections. However, a few days ago the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shocked them all by declaring a major shift in US policy concerning the Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria [aka 'West Bank'] he said: 'The US State Department will no longer consider Jewish homes in Judea & Samaria as illegal.' That crazy decision to count Jewish settlements in the heart of the Jewish biblical ancestral homeland was reached during the 1978 US Pres Jimmie Carter’s administration. This is why Prime Minister Netanyahu said: “I spoke on the phone with US President Donald Trump and told him that he had corrected a historic injustice. Somebody needed to say a simple truth, and President Trump did this, just as he did with the recognition of the Golan Heights and the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem!”
Next month we will finally start our public reading of scripture on Facebook Live. We pray that many will attend these 30-minute broadcasts and as a result grow in their faith of the Lord Jesus Christ.
"Unto Thee lift I up mine eyes, O Thou that dwellest in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that He have mercy upon us. Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud."
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Amir Tsarfati here
More from Times of Israel here
Israel's Homes for Jews in Judea & Samaria
aka 'West Bank' Does Not Violate Int'l Law
President Trump & USA Supports 'Settlements'
"Calling the establishment of civilian settlements inconsistent with international law has not advanced the cause of peace. The hard truth is that there will never be a judicial resolution to the conflict and arguments about who is right and who is wrong as a matter of international law will not bring peace."
Even though the US decision is largely symbolic; in a prepared statement Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu said:
"This policy reflects a historical truth - that the Jewish people are not foreign colonialists in Judea and Samaria. In fact, we are called Jews because we are the people of Judea. The Trump Administration policy is also correct in stating that those who have categorically denied any legal basis for the settlements not only deny truth, history and the reality on the ground, they also set back the cause of peace, which can only be achieved through direct negotiations between the parties. Israel is deeply grateful to President Trump, Secretary Pompeo and the entire US administration for their steadfast position supporting truth and justice and calls upon all responsible countries who hope to advance peace to adopt a similar position."
The Obama administration allowed the UN to condemn Israel's homes in Judea & Samaria [settlements]. Israel rejects all United Nations' arguments regarding the illegality of the homes for Jews in Judea and Samaria. More here from CBN
The Population Density of Jewish State of Israel Compared to Muslim Neighbors
Israel: 1,022 people per mile
Iran: 30 people per mile
Jordan: 281 people per mile
In 1948 when the world acknowledged that the holy land of 'Palestine' was rightfully the land of the Jewish people, the surrounding Muslim nations objected and there was a war.
In the 1948 Arab-Israeli War Judea & Samaria were captured from the Jews and named 'West Bank.' In 1967 the Jews took it back. More here and here
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
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