Articles of the Day 3/18/14: Getting Absolutely Nothing
“Speaking on IDF Radio, Bennett called for a discussion to be held in the Cabinet as soon as possible, regarding the idea of cancelling the fourth tranche in the terrorist release altogether, and citing recent statements by PA chairman Mhmoud Abbas (“Abu Mazen”) as proof that there is no point in carrying out any more releases.
“Now that it is clear to everyone that there is no advance in the negotiations – all there is is the firing of missiles [from Gaza] and an escalation by Abu Mazen on his side – I think it is time for the Cabinet to discuss the matter of the fourth tranche in order to try and find the logic [in a release] when Abu Mazen is already saying – ‘I just want the terrorists and then I will derail the negotiations.’”
And what did they get for freeing terrorists? Absolutely nothing.
“The CIA’s chief of Iran operations, Jonathan Bank, 46 a veteran of the service, was sent home on paid leave over disarray in his department, US, Russian and Iranian media reported Tuesday, March 18. The department was notified of this step last week at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. after its members rose up in “open rebellion” against Banks, according to the Los Angeles Times.”
“Other topics of discussion were to include: The Negev as an engine of growth for Israel, the economic development for relocating IDF bases to the South, the construction of factories and hi-tech companies in the Negev and the establishment of three new industrial parks in the southern desert region.”
Don’t forget the Negev. We focus so much on things outside the border of Israel we forget to look inside Israel and see how God is working there.
“The Bible teaches that throughout history, Satan has raised up leaders like Haman who are Hell-bent on annihilating the Jewish people.The Bible also teaches that throughout history, God raises up servants like Mordechai & Esther who are heaven-sent to help rescue the Jewish people. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible makes clear that Satan hates the Jewish people. Yet the Scriptures also make clear that God has always loved the Jewish people, even though we have not always loved, obeyed or followed Him.
Here’s how these truths play out throughout history:
- In His love, God chose the Jewish people to bless them.
- In his cruelty, Satan chose the Jewish people to curse them.
- God chose to give the Jewish people the land of Israel.
- So Satan chose to take the land of Israel away from the Jewish people.
- God chose to make Jerusalem the City of Peace.
- So Satan chose to make Jerusalem a city of bloodshed.
- God chose to make the Temple Mount holy unto His name.
- So Satan chose to desecrate the Temple Mount.
When we understand the whole counsel of Scripture, we come to understand that Satan is doing everything he can to rob, kill and destroy everything and everyone that God loves and counts as precious — starting with Israel and the Jewish people. This is why throughout history Satan has raised up tyrants not simply to disagree with or oppose the Jews, but to seek to utterly annihilate them. These are the constants of history — God’s love for the Jews, and Satan’s hatred for the Jews.”
Joel Rosenberg makes terrific points and explains it very well. If you don’t mind all the self promotion of his books, his blog is a worthy read.
“The State of Israel is demanding recognition as the national homeland of the Jewish people in the negotiations with the Palestinians. The demand sounds logical and reasonable to the Western ear. However, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas firmly opposes it. The Palestinians and their supporters among the Left are trying to minimize their opposition, claiming that the demand is dealing with trivialities, and should therefore be taken off the negotiating table. But the sad truth is that abandoning the demand will perpetuate the conflict between Jews and Arabs in Israel. Why?”
“A leading ayatollah of Iran’s Islamic regime is promising that Western leaders will be executed by the Islamic messiah, the state-owned media outlet Mehr news reported Saturday.
“When Imam Zaman [‘Mahdi,’ the last Shiite Imam] comes, he will behead the Western leaders,” warned Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani, the interim Friday prayer leader of Tehran and a member of the Assembly of Experts, the body that chooses the supreme leader. “However, Imam will not harm the oppressed nations,” he said.”
“TEL AVIV – In recent weeks, representatives for the Obama administration have held meetings with a senior politician here in which the U.S. delegates brought up the possibility of replacing Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister, according to an informed Jerusalem diplomatic source.”
God will decide, not Obama.
“Tehran has outwitted West ‘in Persian bazaar,’ defense minister says, slamming Obama for radiating weakness worldwide, risking more terror at home.”
People don’t want to hear it but Ya’alon is speaking the truth. The fact he is allowed to say it openly gives us a clue where Israel’s head is at.
“Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon hinted on Tuesday morning that in the event the US does not crack down on Iran’s nuclear program, Israel is ready to engage in an armed military conflict with the Islamic Republic.”
“The defense minister tells Channel 2 that Abbas is ‘no partner’ for peace, and that conflict won’t be resolved in his generation.”
“The current round of diplomatic negotiations will only yield results if the Palestinians want them to work and lend their hand in making them work, government official ssaid on Sunday before the next day’s meeting between US President Barack Obama and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.”
“Jordan’s Minister for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, strongly condemned Israeli “aggression” at the Temple Mount on Monday, 24 hours after Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel ascended the mount in a pre-planned visit to the Mount that was cut short by police.”
‘aggression’=peaceful prayer at their most holy site. Imagine if Westerners and Jews rioted every time a Muslim prayed in Mecca. Unthinkable right?
“An investigation into Friday night’s skirmishes between Israel and Lebanon – during which an explosive device was detonated on the Lebanese side of the border and the IDF retaliated with shells – has revealed that Hezbollah terrorists succeeded in entering Israel.”
“Cairo: Egypt’s powerful Defence Minister Abdul Fattah Al Sissi has reshuffled top army commanders, days before he is expected to announce that he will run for president. The shake-up, announced Monday, has seen Major-General Ahmad Wasfi leaving his post as commander of the Second Field Army to become chief of the Military Training Authority.”
“An Egypt military source said to the newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat that the White House is impeding an arms deal between US and Egypt according to which the US is to sell Cairo 10 Apache helicopters to help fight the terror in Sinai Peninsula.”