UK: PM Johnson Wins; Next - Must Leave EU by January 31, 2020
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!
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
The Last Hours of the Last Days
On the first Christian “Pentecost” Peter spoke to approximately one hundred and twenty disciples saying: “Men & brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake … Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that He was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of His resurrection.”
11-17-19, * --The world has been in the last days since the apostle Peter preached his sermon on the first Christian Pentecost  following the ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:11, 2:17) and current events seem to indicate that it is now down to the last hours of the last days; Islamic terror plays a big important part. Many dispute that America is even in the Bible; but we can see - before our very eyes - how she is much involved with end time prophecy as follows:
- Sept. 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists attacked the USA; US Pres. Bush could have pointed out that Islam divides the world into two parts: The Domain of the Faithful (Muslims) and the Domain of Those that Islam is at War [Jihad] With (all non-Muslims), but Pres. Bush chose to appease Islam, refer to Islam as a religion of peace, etc., because he didn’t want to alienate all Muslims. Pres. Obama followed by removing terms like “Islamic terrorists,” “jihad,” etc., from military training manuals; and he ordered the State Dept., Intelligence agencies and the FBI not to use those terms.
- From 2012-2018 US ally Islamic nation of Qatar gave over $1.1 billion to Islamic terror group Hamas in Gaza Strip. A Lebanese Al Akhbar newspaper claims Qatar will cease funding in 2020.
- On Oct 26, 2019 the US Military and Conan [a dog] cornered the ISIS terror leader Al-Baghdadi – Pres Trump said Baghdadi died like a dog, like a coward, whimpering and crying. In Islam dogs are considered to be unclean animals; clearly Pres Trump is not trying to appease Islam, he’s calling it like it is – Baghdadi was a brutal barbarian who raped, murdered many and enslaved women and children. Pres Trump is more astute than either Bush or Obama knowing that radical Muslim terrorists intend to establish a global Islamic caliphate with world dominance.
- Currently [Nov 2019] the Islamic Shiite nation of Iran has stepped up her enrichment of nuclear materials and could have a nuclear weapon in two to three months (one year at the most). Iran is in flames with protests in 53 cities. The people are against the regime foreign terror spending, perceived to be the cause of the deteriorating economic situation in Iran with gasoline rationing. The USA also is against Iran's participation in international terror and has sanctioned Iran heavily. More here from Clarion
- Russia and Iran are both building up their forces in Syria while Turkey is attacking the Kurds in Syria. [Ezekiel 38:2-3, 16]
- Ten Islamic nations [Daniel 2:40-45, Revelation 17:12] will form a coalition in their efforts to attack the Jewish state of Israel. [The European Union and USMCA are examples of regional trading blocs.] Also, a regional group of nations called the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN regional group) has just concluded a treaty with China and five other nations that covers one-third of the trade on earth.
- Politics: November 2019 two main parties in the Jewish state are in a standoff to create a new government, but there is one thing that they both agree on: Israel should annex the Jordan Valley and declare Israeli sovereignty over it.
- Pres Trump declared Jerusalem the capitol of Israel moving the US Embassy there and Israel’s right to the Golan Heights
- Prophecy fulfilled prosperity: Israel will be wealthy in the latter years and latter days (Ezek. 38:11-12).
- Israel has built a railroad, they are now building hotels and restaurants and they just voted to build a cable car to move 3,000 visitors per hour to the Wailing Wall below the Temple Mount. Here
- Large deposits of oil and natural gas have been discovered off the coast of Israel.
- Pres. Trump has convinced the EU to stop buying oil and natural gas from Russia and to start buying it from Israel. This will financially hurt Russia as Israel becomes richer.
- Jews returning to the Promised Land is a fulfillment of prophecy. [Psalm 107:2-3; Hosea 3:4-5, 6:1; Ezekiel 20:34; Isaiah 11:11-12, 43:5-6, 21, 66:8; Jeremiah 32:44]
- Israel’s currency the shekel has gained strongly against the dollar, while most major currencies have weakened against the US. Israel has gone from a wasteland in 1948 to the strongest currency in the world (should I add with cattle and goods, silver and gold).
11-18-19, Clarion -- Violent protests around the world rocked parts of Iran, Spain, Chile Hong Kong and Lebanon. Here are the latest updates: Barcelona Mayor Pleads for End to Violence The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded Saturday for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain's second largest city for a fifth consecutive night. "This cannot continue.
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Daymond Duck here
 Hebrew Pentecost is a central & ancient feast of Judaism known as the Feast of Weeks, or Shavuot in Hebrew [Deuteronomy 16:9-10; Leviticus 23:15-21; Exodus 34:22-43]. Fifty days ["pentecost" Acts 2:1-13] after Jesus arose from the dead; the Christians also used the term for the event when the Holy Spirt came on them.More here
 Gog Magog not Russia here
- Jordan Cancels Lease with Israel
- Islamic Fire Jihad Encouraged by ISIS - World's wildfires increase
- Sanders & Warren Propose Giving Israel's Support to Terrorists
11-11-19, JewishJournal -- Bending to domestic pressure, including a protest on Oct. 19, 2018 that saw Jordanians take to the streets of Amman, Jordan’s King Abdullah II announced the end of a special arrangement that allowed Israel to lease two parcels of land inside the Jordanian kingdom along the southern border with Israel. The two enclaves al-Baqoura and al-Immor also known as the “Island of Peace” were part of the 1994 Wadi Araba agreement between the two countries. Israel's farmers will be permitted to harvest their wheat and other crops on the land. However, the gates have been padlocked so in the future, Israelis will need visas to enter. More from WashPost here
Elizabeth Warren Two States, Help Muslims [aka Palestinians]
11-5-19, SunSentinel -- Recently in Iowa, Massachusetts Senator Dem Elizabeth Warren was pressed about how she would deal with the Jewish State of Israel, she said: “Everything is on the table." [Would not elaborate.] She supports the two state so called 'solution.'
Both Joe Biden and Warren have pledged to reverse Pres Trump’s decision to cut off aid to the Palestinians. The question matters as a willingness to leverage aid to shift Israel’s policy is emerging as a litmus test for Democrats. Some on the left insist that aid be used to pressure Israel, while moderates say that’s a step too far.
Bernie Sanders Proposes Taking Money From Israel, Giving
10-31-19, ClarionProject -- Presidential hopeful, Vermont's Dem Bernie Sanders recently said that part of the money that America gives to its ally Israel [the ONLY free nation in the Middle East] should be diverted to Gaza [a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, Hamas, that is a duly elected government of Gaza]. Sanders said, "My solution is, to Israel, if you want military aid you’re going to have to fundamentally change your relationship to the people of Gaza. I would say that some of the $3.8 billion should go right now to humanitarian aid in Gaza.”
11-6-19, FreeBeacon -- ISIS has released posters that include text: The recent November 2019, poster #4 reads: "Ignite fires in the forests of America, France, Britain, and Germany, for they are painful to them." In April 2019, the agency that tracks radical Islamic terror, the Middle East Media Research Institute reported that the first poster in the ISIS series the text reads: ‘Oh monotheists [followers of ISIS], ignite fires in the forests and fields, and we are addressing especially those who live in Europe and America.."
World's Wildfires, November 2019?
- US National Interagency Fire Center - 11-15-19, NationalInteragencyWildfire Report - Firefighters work on five large fires: California, Colorado, Kansas and Utah. Acres: 4,563,078. More here
- Europe’s 2019 wildfires already exceed last year’s blazes - 7-4-19, Earthi.space -- The European Union’s joint research center wildfire acreage: 618,000 acres (250,000 hectares) more than in the whole of 2018. Although 90% of all wildfires are human caused - many are blaming lightning and climate change...
- Australia fires could be out of control for months - 11-12-19, Guardian -- World Europe US Americas Asia Australia ... The current fires in NSW cover four times the land area that burned during the whole of 2018. There are suspicions a fire in the northern Sydney suburb of Turramurra may have been deliberately lit. There are also fires in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
- Interesting no wildfires reported in Africa [here] or Russia here
- Posters of Islamic fire jihad began January 2019 here
The Jewish State of Israel Will be Spared
"In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to My inheritance, My people Israel, because they scattered My people among the nations and divided up my land."
11-15-19, As the Islamic terrorists once again attack the Jewish State of Israel; we must be at peace knowing almighty God will protect her. There certainly has been many periods of punishment, but in the end she will be saved.
See Deuteronomy 33:29; Isaiah 44:23, 48:20; Joel 3:16
In the Bible's Old Testament, we realize that Psalm 83 is more than a prayer or a plea to God for vengeance on Israel’s enemies; it reveals that there are enemy nations that want to destroy the Jewish people. This psalm, however, was not written during a time of war ... it was written during a time of great prosperity, liberty and peace by King David's worship leader, Asaph, some 3000 years ago:
“O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear,
do not stand aloof, O God. See how Your enemies growl,
how Your foes rear their heads.” Psalm 83:1–2
Gaza & Israel Cease Fire Foiled Again
Two Rockets Fired into Beersheba
This Is How Israel Will Defend Itself From A Full-Blown
11-1-19, BusinessInsider -- While Israel's system strives to be fully comprehensive in its defense, if any of Iran's rockets were strapped with a nuclear device — or if Iran could hand deliver a device into Israel — none of this preparation would mean much at all.
Netanyahu Publicly Warns of Pre-Emptive Strikes on Iran
10-10-19, TruNews -- During a memorial ceremony for the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly acknowledged he is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s cruise missile batteries. He invoked the 1973 Yom Kippur War saying:
“Iran threatens to wipe us off the map. She says explicitly: ‘Israel will disappear.' Time and again, she tries to attack us, so we must stand ready to protect ourselves from the danger. ... We always remember and apply the basic rule that guides us: Israel will defend itself, on its own, in the face of every threat. The IDF is prepared to advance any threat, defend and attack, with its overwhelming power. Weapon power and strength. This is the great spirit that has led us to the Yom Kippur War generation. "
Unidentified Source Said Netanyahu Said, 'Trump can’t be counted on to act against Iran'
11-1-19, TimesofIsrael -- Recently in a closed door session of Israel's cabinet, reportedly Prime Minister Netanyahu said the Jewish state cannot depend on Pres Trump to act against Iran until the US general elections in November 2020. Israel would have to deal with Iran on its own. Israel has the capability to defend herself; far more now to deliver a devastating blow to potential enemies than in the past. Hesbollah and Iran might remember the devastating blow Israel administered to Lebanon in 2018 and now Israel has improved military capability.
Maybe Israel can replace the US in securing Kurdish nationalism. Any connection between Netanyahu & Pres Trump alienates Democrats because both men are already alienated from the Democrats. Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol in 2017 & the Golan Heights as sovereign Israeli territory in March 2019 were both opposed by the Democrats. Pres Trump’s decision on the Syria withdrawal gives Israel the green light to have a more active role in the Middle East than it has had in the past. Pres Trump doesn’t pressure Israel to do anything against its own interests. He is either supportive or indifferent.
For Peace Israel Gave Muslims Gaza
When There Is No Peace
The Lord said, “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, 'Peace, peace; when there is no peace'.”
11-11-19, Henry Morris, PhD -- This indictment by the prophet Jeremiah of the false prophets of his day could easily find a parallel today. The charge was repeated (8:11), so Jeremiah evidently considered it important. The prophet Ezekiel later leveled almost the same indictment against the false prophets of his time: “They have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace” (Ezekiel 13:10).
Almost every person would prefer to live in peace, of course. The word itself has become almost an ironic cliché. Our annual observance of Veterans Day (originally called Armistice Day) wistfully expresses the hope that when the current war is settled, it will be the final war, and thenceforth there will be “peace, peace.” The word “armistice” is from the Latin and means “arms standing still.” [Ezekiel 13:16]
But there is no real peace; there were numerous wars back during Babylonian times and Roman times and medieval times and all times! Even today there are dozens of small “wars and rumours of wars” going on in any given year (Matthew 24:6) and will continue to be so until Christ, the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6), comes back to “speak peace unto the heathen” and to establish His kingdom of peace “even to the ends of the earth” (Zechariah 9:10).
In the meantime, James reminds us of our personal guilt: “From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?” (James 4:1). And Paul exhorts: “Finally, brethren, . . . be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you” (2 Corinthians 13:11). Source
#1 Islamic Terrorist of Islamic State Killed By US
#2 Islamic Terrorist of Islamic Jihad Killed by Israel
What's the difference?
10-27-19, Guardian.com -- Islamic terror group ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, committed suicide with three of his children when cornered in his safehouse in Syria. Worldwide Islamic terror criminals are being hunted - by the USA, France, UK, Russia and Israel kills them also NATO-led international involvement in "War on Terror"since 2001:
Rockets Rain On Gaza And Israel After Israeli Airstrike Kill Terror Leader Bahaa Abu el-Atta
11-12-19, KPBS.org -- Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said of the terror leader, Bahaa Abu el-Atta killed today, "He was a ticking bomb." Militants in Gaza …Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza, condemned the killing saying the move represented a "dangerous escalation and a continuation of the Israeli aggression and terrorism against the Palestinian people and resistance." More here
Why Did Israel Kill Baha Abu Al-Ata? Same Reason the USA killed alBagdadi!
11-12-19, YeshivaWorld -- The terrorist leader of 'Islamic Jihad' Baha Abu al-Ata was funded by Iran, and was behind several attacks on Israel this year.
The Israeli military said: “We just targeted Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza, Baha Abu Al Atta.” It struck a Gaza City house, targeting the commander of the Islamic Jihad group in a resumption of pinpointed killing. The airstrike damaged the half of the second and most of the third floors of a house in the Shejaeya neighborhood east of the city. More here from Ynet News
Gaza Arabs [Mjslims] aka Palestinians
In 2005, Israel withdrew and forcibly removed its 9,000 Jewish citizens from Gaza. A group of Jewish American donors came together to ensure that the famed Israeli greenhouses that produced $200 million of produce per year would not go to waste.
The greenhouses were purchased for $14 million – much of it provided by the Gates Foundation - and turned over to Gaza Arabs. But within hours of the withdrawal, many of the buildings had been damaged beyond repair. Terrorists and looters stripped them of their piping and electronic equipment and tore down their walls. More here
The Apostle Paul said, "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord Jesus, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing."
11-10-19, This week's prophecy update by John Haller is chock full of the world's news ... Islam, Israel, Homosexuality, Turkey, Syria, Germany, Iran... The world is bound up in a plethora of problems; and while it seems that confusion abounds, that confusion only exists in the mind of men who do not seek the wisdom of God. Instead they choose to supplant His Word for their own arrogant and prideful aspirations in their feeble pursuit of dominance and power.
Regardless of how tangled and bound up world events seem, they will unfurl and unfold just as God has planned eventually proclaiming the sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ and His protection of the Jewish state of Israel. Ezekie 37:21
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Prophecy Update: What Is the Future of Israel?
Does She have Hope for Survival?
"God built His sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which He hath established forever."
11-9-19, * -- The Jewish nation of Israel is tiny; smaller than the US state of New Jersey. [Israel's land is approximately 8,019 sq mi, including 172 sq mi of inland water] with appx 8 million occupants. She's trying to exist in an area of the Middle East surrounded by 22 enemy Islamic nations [Iran alone is appx 636,000 sq miles] of over 300 million people who're determined to destroy it.
However, the nation of Israel will continue to exist forever; it matters little how many people want to destroy it.
The Holy Bible explains God’s plan for the Jewish State of Israel and it’s quite a different picture than what the world seems to believe; end time Bible expert’s opinions  follow:
… Israel’s remnant of the Jews who remain alive will look at Him whom they have pierced their Messiah the Lord Jesus Christ, they will mourn for Him as one who mourns for an only son. [Romans 11:25] All the cursing of the Jews will turn to blessing; they will become exactly what God created them to do, which is to be kings, priests representatives of the Lord Jesus.
… There will be a concluding Arab-Israeli War prophesied in Psalm 83:2 followed by the Gog and Magog Invasion of Ezekiel 38:1 & 39:2 both of those would be predominately Islamic coalition of nations coming against Israel. Apparently a genocide will take place of two-thirds of the Jews will be cut off; but, a faithful remnant of a third of the Jews will survive. Zechariah 13:8
... After the Christian Church is taken out at the Rapture, Israel is going to undergo severe persecutions. Luke 17:34-37; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
… From a pre-Rapture view, Israel is going to become more and more hated and more and more isolated she will have no friends not even the USA who has been forcing Israel to do things that they don't want to do ... like giving up God’s land when HE directly said that no one is to force them to relinquish [Genesis 26:2-3]. Zechariah 12:1-3 says Jerusalem will become a cup of trembling and a burdensome stone to the whole world, and certainly we see that developing. [See also Zech 14:2]
The Jewish nation will serve as the prime nation of the world and through it all God's blessings will flow to the other nations.
This is why God’s word says:
"…Let us go with you, for we know that God is with you!"
 Experts: Nathan Jones, Jobe Martin, Andy Woods, Gary Fisher, Bill Salus, Don McGee, Terry James, Ed Hindson, David Reagan
*Excerpted and adapted full original report here
Weekly Update From Israel’s Amir Tsarfati’s ‘Behold Israel’
The Lord God said to Ezekiel, “Set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: v55Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: 6Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.”
11-7-19, * --Major developments related to the prophetic changes in the Middle East this week.
- Israel’s largest gas field, Leviathan, is about to become “hot”, as the giant rig is now completed. By the end of the year, it will start flowing oil towards Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. Recently Tel Aviv-listed gas company Delek Group and Texas-based Noble Energy announced a $520 million deal to acquire the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Co. (EMG) gas pipeline. Their Egyptian partner, Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), paid $150 million, while Delek and Noble who are the majority stakeholders in the Israeli natural gas fields, Tamar and Leviathan covered the rest. This deal gives the three companies a 39% stake in the pipeline and a way to import gas from Israel to Egypt and beyond.
- Syria: Russia is very frustrated that President Trump isn't evacuating his troops from the Syrian gas and oil fields east of the Euphrates. Pres Trump indicated the successful operation to eliminate al-Baghdadi, that he wanted US oil companies to manage the residual Syrian oil and gas fields. ExxonMobil was specifically mentioned, if such an arrangement were executed, it would probably be performed by a service sector firm, especially one of the mid-size firms, working with Kurdish authorities.
- Turkey’s Erdogan is angry that he can’t find gas or oil in his territorial waters; thus, he invaded into the waters of the Greek side of Cyprus, and that has caused the Cyprian drilling efforts to come to a halt.
- Lebanon has become very unstable financially and politically; thus, oil and gas companies are afraid to sign deals to explore gas and oil there, leaving Israel as the BIG winner in the region. Not only will Israel be the country to receive the gas, but now they can cut new deals.
- Karish natural gas field off Israel’s shore is significantly larger than initially believed. Greek gas producer Energean said that the appraisal of the Karish North discovery in the Mediterranean adds to the 2.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas discovered at Karish and Tanin fields. They believe it’s an additional 0.9 trillion cubic feet!
As an Israeli, I am a bit concerned that we aren’t out of the political mess yet, even after two lengthy and costly elections. The prospect of a third election is becoming more and more realistic, and unless something super dramatic happens, even a third round of elections won't solve the problem. I guess the collapse of all of the allegations against Netanyahu could be the only miracle to bring about an end to this saga. That being said, as a Bible believer and a lover of the prophetic portion of God’s Word, I receive these rapid changes in the Middle East as nothing short of sheer excitement and joy that the redemption of our bodies from this world is very close.
The Lord God said, “Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them. Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.” Ezekiel 38:7-9
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Amir Tsarfati here See 36 min Video here
National Students Justice Palestine [SJP] Conference
Held in Minnesota
"They promote hatred for Jews and incite terrorism," David Horowitz
10-31-19, FrontPage.com -- In a stealth campaign to reach students directly, the David Horowitz Freedom Center today distributed 2000 newspapers containing its new report on the “Top Ten Colleges that Promote Jew Hatred and Incite Terrorism” as well as posters condemning the Hamas-funded BDS [boycott Israel] movement on the University of Minnesota campus. The newspaper distribution coincides with the national 'Students [Muslims] for Justice in Palestine' [SJP] [Israel] conference, a highly controversial event, which will take place this weekend [11/2/19] at the University of Minnesota; it's Titled “From Campus to Congress: Allied with Terror,” the report documents the malignant spread of terrorism and Jew hatred in our nation’s academic institutions.
David Horowitz said, “For nearly two decades, SJP has promoted Hamas lies and propaganda in order to establish a beachhead of support for anti-Israel terrorists on American campuses, resulting in a dramatic rise in anti-Semitic incidents and the harassment of Jewish students. American universities like the University of Minnesota allow these terrorist allies to use their authority and prestige to lend this genocidal offensive an aura of respectability. Our campaign intends to expose SJP and other supporters of BDS as fronts for Hamas [Islamic terror group in Israel] and to press universities to cease their funding and support of these organizations.”
National SJP conference hosted at University Minnesota faces backlash
10-21-19, MnDaily.com -- National Students Justice Palestine [SJP] conference hosted at UMN faces backlash from pro-Israel groups that launched campaigns calling on University administration to condemn or cancel the conference that will be held in November 2, 2019. Israel hater Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar here
Martin Luther's 1543 Treatise:
“On the Jews and Their Lies”
God cursed the disobedient Jews: “It shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine and the flocks of thy sheep. Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken Me. The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until He have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it."
10-31-19, Today as we celebrate the anniversary of the ‘Reformation of October 31, 1517’ and the courageousness of Priest Martin Luther’s opposition to the Roman Catholic Church’s false teaching and the beginning of Protestanism; it’s important that we also address his horrific anti Semitic attitudes. His teachings and writings of hate towards the Jewish people later affected Hitler’s Nazis in the 20th century and the genocide perpetrated against the Jewish people. The first 400 years of Luther’s legacy must be remembered as the retelling of that story is not simply an academic exercise; it represents a commitment by Jews, Christians and all people to learn from history. As George Santayana once said: 'Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.' 
Luther initially believed and practiced kindness toward Jews if only for the purpose of enlightening them and opening their eyes to Christianity. He believed that Jews could be taught the true meaning of certain Hebrew Bible verses prophesying Jesus’ life, messianic mandate and New Covenant to lead them to their Messiah. However, this view didn’t last as he became frustrated by Jewish steadfastness in their old traditions. In Luther’s later years he penned anti-Jewish rants and his treatis: “On the Jews and Their Lies” (1543) he wrote:
“And so, dear Christian, beware of the Jews . . . you can see how God’s wrath has consigned them to the Devil, who has robbed them not only of a proper understanding of the Scriptures, but also of common human reason, modesty and sense. . . . Thus, when you see a real Jew you may with a good conscience cross yourself, and boldly say, 'There goes the Devil incarnate'.”
Worse yet as his rage, religious and political power increased they were accompanied by burning or razing synagogues, destroying Jewish homes, confiscating holy books, banning their religious worship, expropriating their money and deporting them. Unfortunately, Luther’s prolific output, his mastery of the media unleashed by Gutenberg and the printing press [1445 AD] and a founder of a religious movement that would have many offshoots ... guaranteed that he would never be forgotten.
It was painfully clear that the rise of Nazism was influenced by those who appropriated and reenergized Luther’s anti-Jewish polemics. [..snip] As time passed Lutherans found a way to help Christians and Jews acknowledge and move beyond “Luther’s anti-Judaic diatribe” and its utilization as “a source for Nazi anti-Semitism.” It’s somewhat easy to understand Martin Luther’s animosity toward the Jews considering so much in scripture about their disobedience to God. [Deuteronomy 28:15-21; Matthew 23:37; Luke 13:34]
Sad that he missed the part in the New Testament of Jesus’ commission and mandate for His followers to continue loving and reaching out to the lost. [Luke 6:32-38, Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8]
“When I say we have no greater friends than Christian supporters of Israel, I know you’ve always stood with us. You stand with us because you stand with yourselves because we represent that common heritage of freedom that goes back thousands of years.” [Acts 17:11]
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Noam E. Marans here and here and here
Report here about anti Semitism and worldwide hatred of all God fearing people.
 George Santayana, history here
ISRAEL'S PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU PRE-TRIAL TRIAL [Corruption/Bribery? News media good reports? cigars, gifts?]
The main charges against Netanyahu relate to his associations with media owners.
If Mandebilt relies on probes as a means to end Netanyahu’s career, he will do far more than overthrow a political leader. He will embrace a legal doctrine that rejects the very essence of democracy. [...]
Netanyahu’s request to bring in lawyers from the USA was granted. Legendary litigator Nathan Lewin and Professor Avi Bell from University of San Diego CA and Bar Ilan University law schools presented the main points raised by their colleagues Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Richard Heideman and Joseph Tipograph. They did not address the specific details of the probes against Netanyahu ... their brief focuses solely on the question at the heart of the two main investigations: "Is it permissible to define the provision of positive news coverage to a politician by a news organization as a form of bribery?" From Oslo to London to Sidney to Washington, the position of courts and senior jurists is that it is not permissible to criminalize, or even to set limits on such relations. Repeatedly the answer was, 'NO.' [...]
At the core of the state prosecutors’ desire to arrogate the power to criminalize politics stands a rejection of the democratic principle that the public is the sovereign and the source of political power, and an ambition to replace the public as the sovereign. [...] One of the key claims that state prosecutors have raised throughout their investigations of Netanyahu has been the claim that media owners do not have a legal right to set editorial policy in their publications. In their view, if a media owner blocks the publication of articles that adversely affect their editorial line, the owner is wrongly constraining his writers’ freedom of expression.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Caroline Glick, Front Page here
Charge Corruption! Cigars, Luxury Gifts and Influence ??
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Pre-Trial Hearing - Bibi says, 'It's a witch-hunt!'
... Spending Money on Luxury Meals and a Chef. Also, accepting gifts:
Cigars, Champagne, Jewelry and Favors
6-21-18, Newsweek -- Sara Netanyahu faces charges of fraudulently receiving an item or items and breach of trust; also alleged misuse of state funds. The indictment at Jerusalem Magistrate's Court states that Netanyahu told government staff to order meals worth $96,000.00 from gourmet restaurants between 2010 and 2013 and she paid $10,000 for private chefs. This violated rules that barred meals being ordered from outside when a cook was on staff. Sara's accused of abusive behavior and living extravagantly in a manner out of touch with the general public.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu is facing several police investigations into alleged corruption, including claims he and his family received $285,000 worth of luxury cigars, champagne and jewelery from wealthy personalities for financial or personal favors over alleged involvement in the Case 4000 corruption scandal. It is claimed that the news website Walla, owned by Bezeq Telecom, gave the Israeli Netanyahu government favorable coverage in return for regulatory benefits. The prime minister has denied the allegations and has accused of being the victim of a "witch hunt."
Netanyahu wants pre-trial hearing aired live so public can hear my side
9-28-19, Reuters -- PM Netanyahu wants pre-trial hearing televised and aired live so public can hear “my side”
10-2-19, Arutz Sheva Israel -- Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's attorneys spent more than ten hours a hearing on the cases against the prime minister at the Justice Ministry in Jerusalem Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Twenty member of the Israeli Attorney General sat before PM Netanyahu's attorneys.
The hearing will last for four days, with defense attorneys aiming to prevent an indictment against the prime minister or at least cancel some of the expected indictments. Attorney Ram Caspi, an external adviser to the prime minister's defense team, said before entering the hearing that Netanyahu did not plan to seek a plea bargain. "Netanyahu does not even think about a plea bargain. Issues such as plea bargaining or pardon did not even come up in the internal talks." Attorney, Adv. Amit Haddad, said: "We will present the evidence that everyone knows as well as new evidence, we are confident that when we finish presenting our evidence there will be no choice but to close the case."
Israel: Beginner's guide to Israel's election #2
9-9-19, JTA.org, Ben Sales -- In the April 2019 election, Blue and White fought Netanyahu's Likud to a tie, each winning 35 seats. President Rivlin chose Netanyahu to form the government ... he failed ... so a second election came in September. Another tie...
President Rivlin Chose Netanyahu
9-25-19, Haaretz -- Israeli Pres Rivlin again chose Benjamin Netanyahu to form a coalition government as the unity talks with Blue & White's Benny Gantz failed. On Oct 2, 2019 the hearings on corruption charges against Netanyahu set to begin [charged with accepting luxury gifts and influencing ...]
Fall Feast of the Lord
"In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work. For you it is a day of blowing the trumpets.’ v3 “Blow the trumpet at the time of the new moon, at the full moon, on our solemn feast day. For this is a statute for Israel, a law of the God of Jacob.”
Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish New Year and Feast of Trumpets [Jews for Jesus] ...
Rosh Hashanah, is one of the Lord's feast days. In Israel it's a joyous time of celebration and thanksgiving to God. Although Rosh Hashanah is celebrated as the primary New Year; there are four new years:
1. On the first of Tishri is New Year for Years [Rosh Hashanah], for release and Jubilee years, for plantation and for [tithe of] vegetables. Leviticus 23:23–25
2. On the first of Nisan is new year for kings and for festivals.
3. On the first of Elul is new year for the tithe of cattle.
4. On the first of Shebat is New Year for Trees…”
On Sunday night, September 29, 2019 two days ending September 30, 2019 the Jewish people will gather with family and friends to celebrate Rosh Hashanah aka Feast of Trumpets. The Jewish New Year is meant to be a joyous time of celebration, thanksgiving and anticipation for a coming year filled with God’s blessings and favor.
Traditionally apples dipped in honey is served to symbolize hope for a sweet and peaceful new year ahead.
We join the Jewish community in choosing to look back on and commemorate the closing of another year and the beginning of the next. Whereas some Jews believe in an annual day of accounting for one’s actions/sins, we Christians believe that Yeshua’s death has atoned for our sins forever. We know that our names have been forever inscribed in the Book of Life, for we have found atonement through the death and resurrection of Yeshua [Messiah Jesus Christ].
Nevertheless, we hear the blast of the shofar [rams horn] at Rosh Hashanah as an ongoing call to spiritual vigilance, and it expresses our yearning for the Lord. Not only that, for us the shofar serves as a reminder of Yeshua’s coming return.
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Messiah will shine on you,” the Apostle Paul writes in (Ephesians 5:14). “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Messiah will rise first.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16). More here
Is Israel 'Really' Headed for a Third Election
Or Just Idle Threat??
9-21-19, Guardian -- On Sunday afternoon, 9-22-19 President Reuven Rivlin will meet again with both GANTZ & NETANYAHU in an attempt to break the stalemate or face the possibility of a potential third round of elections in less than a year.
Rivlin holds a largely ceremonial post, but is responsible for choosing the candidate he believes has the best chance of forming a government. Usually, the decision is clear and often goes to the leader of the largest party, but the muddied result has created an impasse.
An alliance of the country’s minority Arab population could also play a role, after they became the third-largest bloc in the Knesset. Ayman Odeh, the head of the group, said that he may back Gantz, but even that would not give him a majority. More here
9-20-19, JerusalemPost -- Today PM Netanyahu has painted himself as a unifier. His Likud Party also released a statement Wednesday, 9-18-19 [day after election] about the possibility of a third election. Apparently Netanyahu's spin attempted to shift onus it to Blue and White making them look like the bad guys threatening the 3rd election when they did not. Currently, in Israeli political discourse - to shock desensitized voters, accusing one's opponent as a “third election supporter” has become the new way to demonize politicians.
On Weds, 9-18-19, PM Netanyahu was busy working on his current primary goal - preventing a Likud rebellion against him or at least postponing it. His second goal is to unite the 56 MK's in his block to prevent Benny Gantz from forming a new government; appears that he's succeeding. Gantz took Wednesday off to rest and consult with his advisers about how to move forward - as he's not politically seasoned - giving Netanyahu time to work. Now looks like he's paid a price for letting Netanyahu dominate the political discourse. They're now entering the post-election fray on equal footing and not with Gantz as the winner and Netanyahu as the loser.
However, among the possible promises that can be broken to facilitate the formation of a government, only one of the following has to happen:
- It could be Blue and White’s promises not to sit with Netanyahu and not to break up.
- It could be Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman’s vows to not join any coalition that does not include both Blue and White and the Likud and ruling out a coalition with haredi (ultra-Orthodox) MKs and the National Union and Bayit Yehudi MKs who ran in Yamina.
- It could be Shas and United Torah Judaism ruling out Liberman and Blue and White’s Yair Lapid.
- The Likud and Yamina already started compromising by calling for a unity coalition that could result in them serving under Gantz.
- However, the ultimate compromise is the one that no one in the Likud will yet speak about publicly: deposing Netanyahu and finding a new leader for the ruling party.
Most believe that no politician, no matter how cynical, could be evil enough to make the people of Israel suffer through a third race, so don’t believe the threats. The people of Israel won’t let it happen. Don’t expect Netanyahu to go down without a fight. The election might be over, but the real political battle has just begun. More here
Children of the Promise
"Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: 7Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. 8That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. 9For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son."
9-20-19, * -- Clearly as we study Romans 9 we see that the Apostle Paul struggled with the fact that his fellow Jewish contemporaries/Israelites did not believe Jesus Christ was their long awaited Messiah. His pain over their rejection was so deep that he could even wish for God to cut him off - if it would mean the salvation of his kinsmen (Rom. 9:3). However, he did argue, that according to the flesh, it was never the Lord’s purpose to save every descendant of Abraham.
“According to the flesh” is the key phrase here, for Paul grounds his argument by distinguishing between two different nations or peoples that bear the name Israel. His basic point is that if God’s word of promise to save Israel (Isa. 45:17) meant that He would save every person of Jewish heritage, the Lord could be charged with failure; however, that is not what the Lord meant when He promised to save Israel, so the Jews’ rejection of Jesus does not mean God has failed. (Rom. 9:6)
God would not identify all of Abraham’s children according to the flesh as His own people, but only “the children of the promise” (Romans 9:7-9). Paul refers specifically to Isaac as the promised child, taking us back to the history of Isaac and Ishmael. The Apostle quotes from Genesis 21:1-2, 3-7, 12, in which God tells Abraham to see Isaac and not Ishmael as the heir promised to the patriarch (see Gen. 22:1-2). He also quotes from Genesis 17:19, 21, which identifies Isaac as the first fulfillment of the Lord’s promise to give Abraham many descendants through his mother Sarah.
Throughout the history of the nation of Israel, those who were Israelites by birth had to be warned again and again that they had no automatic claim on God’s salvation simply for being the physical descendants of Abraham and for possessing blessings such as the temple in Jerusalem. (Jeremiah 7:1-4; Luke 3:1-9)
Thus, Paul implies, any expectation that the Lord promised to save everyone of Jewish descent is unfounded.
There are many people sitting in church pews who believe they are going to heaven simply because they are members of a local visible church. This is false teaching. Salvation comes to us only through faith, and it is only for those who believe in Christ. John 14:6
Passages for Further Study:
- Deuteronomy 10:12-22
- Micah 7:18
- John 8:31-59
- Romans 11:1-6
Gantz Declares Win, Rejects Netanyahu's Call for Negotiations
9-19-19, WallStreetJourn -- Former Lt General and military chief Benny Gantz declared victory today in Israel’s election and rebuffed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s calls for power sharing, as the country braced for weeks of political uncertainty at a time of rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. Mr. Gantz has yet to receive a mandate to form a government from Israel’s president. [Israel’s Channel 12 projected Blue and White leading Likud 33 to 31 seats with 98% of the vote counted.]Mr. Gantz vowed to lead a broad coalition from across Israel’s political spectrum, known as a unity government, ending several years of right-wing and religious majorities led by Mr. Netanyahu.
Prime minister Netanyahu conceded Thursday that he would be unable to form the government; but insisted he would lead a unity government with Mr. Gantz’s Blue and White Party ... that Gantz rebuffed. Mr. Netanyahu said in a statement that he was disappointed by Mr. Gantz’s remarks. More here
An Unlikely Winner in Israel's Election
9-18-19, 11:00 PM, TEL AVIV, Israel: ForeignPolicy.com—A day after voting in the second parliamentary election in half a year, Israelis woke up on Wednesday to an uncertain picture of who would be their leader. For the first time in the Jewish state of Israel, the country’s Arab Muslim minority could wield some leverage in the political process. An alliance of four small Arab political parties, is part of a left-center bloc that drew enough votes in yesterday’s election to prevent Netanyahu's Likud party from forming a governing coalition. Arab Israelis make up about 20 percent of the country’s population. Now, the coming weeks of coalition haggling, the Blue & White party may become a key bulwark for Former Army Lt Gen Benny Gantz if he becomes prime minister... more here
9-18-19, Business Insider -- Apparently the Blue White Party of Benny Gantz has more votes [one] than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party. The governing apparatus in Israel will now go into huge compromises to form a government. The two largest parties will now make deals with the smaller parties in order to form a government; just like they did in April and failed causing the second election.
Exit Polls Israel's Second Election in 2019 - TOO CLOSE TO CALL - Gantz or Incumbent Netanyahu?
9-17-19, 6 mins ago - Guardian -- According to the TIMES OF ISRAEL, Yuli Edelstein, the Knesset speaker and a senior member of Likud, says that the party will stick by Netanyahu. However, current polls suggest that neither Benjamin Netanyahu [Likud] nor Benny Gantz [Blue & White] will likely have enough seats and allies to form a 61-seat majority. A national unity government is possible but unlikely as long as Netanyahu is Likud leader because Gantz has ruled out joining a government with Netanyahu. More here
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