Articles of the Day 11/14/14: Hardly A Reason To Justify War
“The battalion is set to become an expert at operating in the harsh desert environment of the Jordan Valley, an area that is currently not particularly well-known to one specific unit. The battalion will become proficient in camouflage and field intelligence collection, the commander said, declaring the Jordan Valley to be “the biggest undeclared nature reserve in the country.” Soldiers will undergo basic training at the Paratroop Brigade training base, before specializing in desert border security. They will also learn how to pursue and quickly respond to terrorist infiltrations.”
“Hamas military spokesperson says Jerusalem will explode if Israel continues al Aqsa provocations.”
Remember the ‘provocations’ are simply Jewish prayers to God. That’s it. Hardly a reason to justify war. Why do Muslims fear Jewish prayer to God?
“While Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible (Tanach) over 500 times, it is NEVER mentioned in the Quran, not once!
Many Muslims claim this is a lie and claim the word Al Aqsa means Jerusalem. Al Aqsa literally means “The Farthest Mosque” and in no way does it mean Jerusalem.”
“This recent outbreak of Palestinian violence resembling an intifada (popular uprising), i.e. wide-spread acts of violence coupled with terrorist attacks (including within Israel’s sovereign territory), has taken place against the backdrop of Hamas’ recurring attempts to ignite an intifada in the West Bank and topple the Palestinian Authority, as well as unrelenting incitement on the part of the Palestinian Authority and its full support of “popular terrorism.” The violence has the complete backing of the Fatah movement whose military wing officially returned in July to “armed struggle,” i.e. perpetration of terrorist attacks with firearms. Palestinian leadership also foments violence in response to Jewish activists’ demand to realize the right of Jews to pray on the Temple Mount.”
I don’t agree with this article. It attempts to explain the recent upsurge in Palestinian violence against Israelis is because of the ‘ISIS effect’. ISIS can be blamed for many things but the hate by Palestinians against Jews is not one of them. This is yet another attempt to excuse the inexcusable behavior of Palestinians.
“The common belief that boats snuck to the shore is inaccurate. Rather, weapons would be dropped in certain points in the sea very far from the shore. Water currents washed them off on the shore, to be retrieved by divers at night. Another notable smuggling route went through Sudan, Egypt, the Sinai, and then Gaza via tunnels, according to one prominent Hamas official.”
Warning: This article was from Al-Akhabr and not exactly friendly tot he West and Israel be prepared for a heavy pro-terrorist bias. That said, it is interesting to see behind scenes how Hamas allies are smuggling weapons to the terror group.
“Ministry releases statement saying that it’s already obvious the probe will find Israel guilty.”
The UN Gaza probe proves how evil and anti-Semitic the UN has become. There is nothing righteous or justly about it. This is blatant persecution of Israel and further proves Bible prophecy.
“Rival rebel groups in Syria reportedly agree to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents.”
The agreement will last a couple of months then it is back to business as usual.
“Q. Will the rapture take place before the event mentioned in Daniel 11:31-33,which talks about the church falling by the sword, and being burned, captured, or plundered?
A. Daniel 11:31-33 is a prophecy about the first abomination of desolation that rendered the temple in Jerusalem unfit for use in about 167 BC, over 200 years before the Church was born. It was during the time when the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes invaded Israel and led to the Maccabean Revolt.
This period of time in Israel was very similar to the coming Great Tribulation and provides a great historical preview of the end times. You’ll find the future abomination of desolation mentioned in Daniel 9:27 and Matt. 24:15, where Jesus said it would mark the beginning of the Great Tribulation.”
“Q. Can you explain more about Ezek 40-47 representing the tribulation temple and not the millennial temple and the nation of Israel being in the land during the kingdom age?
A. Actually I believe the Temple described in Ezekiel 40-47 will be for both the Tribulation and the Millennium. I think it will be defiled by the anti Christ and then cleansed just like the 2nd Temple was defiled by Antiochus and then cleansed. I take this view from the fact the the river flowing out from under the Temple mentioned in Ezekiel 47 is said to begin flowing on the day of the Lord’s return (Zech 14:8) and the earthquake mentioned earlier in chapter 14 will have destroyed the current temple mount.
I think that the anti-Christ, in enforcing His covenant with Israel, will use Ezekiel 48 to point out to the Jews that their own Scriptures call for the 3rd Temple to be built north of Jerusalem in Shiloh, not on the current Temple Mount. This will make the Muslim presence on the current Temple Mount irrelevant.
Ezekiel 43 contains specific references to God dwelling in the Land with Israel forever. Ezekiel 48 describes the Nation of Israel as occupying all the land west of the Jordan River and extending from about 100 miles north of Damascus to about 100 miles south of Jerusalem during the Kingdom Age, what we call the Millennium.
If you plot this on a map of the Middle East, you can see which area each tribe receives, and you’ll also see that the Holy City and Temple area will be to the north of the current city of Jerusalem in the ancient city of Shiloh where the Tabernacle originally stood.”
I am starting to think this is coming true. Muslims seem to want too deny the Temple Mount to Jews more then the Israelis (except for some Jewish Nationalists) want to exercise sovereignty over it.
“Israel as a nation today disproves the anti-Semitic Replacement Theology that is a part of some church doctrine in our world today and is actually setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled. Replacement Theology is incorrect from a logical prospective, a Biblical prospective, and a prophetic prospective as well. Logically, the fact that there is a Jewish state in the Middle East today 65 years of age is indicative of the fact that God does have a plan for the Jewish people which would disprove Replacement Theology.”