Articles of the Day 11/19/14: What is a Blood Libel?

Israel Borders

Fatah official calls for blood to ‘purify’ Jerusalem of Jews

“Palestinian Authority representatives praise recent terror attacks, hail perpetrators as heroes.”

Netanyahu: Blood libel against us led to Jerusalem terror attack

“Prime minister says lies about Israel wanting to destroy Muslim holy places at Temple Mount have led to wave of terror attacks, including Tuesday’s synagogue massacre in Jerusalem.”

Blood libel

“The “Al-Aqsa is in danger” claim and the false stories of plans to allow Jewish worship on the Temple Mount are propelling the recent violence • Those telling this tale weave anti-Semitism, incitement, and threats of bloodshed into this false narrative.”

Interesting Christian origins of the phrase Blood Libel. Arabs are more conspiracy theorist then Blood Libelist in my opinion but either way the violence is completely unjustified, as it always is with the Palestinians.   

Analysis: Terrorists likely acted alone, each attack infects the mind of the next terrorist

“In other words, once again, incitement to violence in the Palestinian media, incitement to religious violence based on baseless conspiracy theories regarding the Temple Mount, and previous attacks are igniting subsequent terrorist incidents, in a domino effect of deadly violence.”

Palestinian Authority/Fatah Incitement In Recent Weeks

“The following is a compilation of MEMRI Special Dispatches, MEMRI TV clips, and MEMRI Facebook posts on Palestinian Authority and Fatah incitement in the past few weeks.”

Pictures: Palestinians Celebrate Jerusalem Synagogue Slaughter

“As Israelis mourned, Arabs in Gaza and even Jerusalem handed out candy and posed with axes to celebrate Har Nof massacre.”

Palestinians hand out candy to celebrate Jerusalem synagogue massacre

As they did on 9/11, Palestinians celebrate the killing of innocents. There is no justification for giving these people money. 

Abbas’s PA and Fatah Celebrate ‘Heroic’ Jerusalem Attack

“Abbas’s adviser calls attack ‘heroic operation,’ Fatah welcomes it and ‘escorts the martyrs to paradise’ as the candy is passed out.”

This is not the behavior of a people that wants peace.

PA Clarifies: ‘Abbas is Inciting for Religious War’

“Abbas’s adviser and PA supreme Sharia judge leaves no doubt of support for ‘every action’ of terrorists; ‘yes, we are inciting them.'”

Netanyahu okays checkpoints in East Jerusalem neighborhoods

“Series of security-tightening measures include police raids into troublesome areas of the capital.”

More UNRWA teachers praising the murder of rabbis

“Yes, the UN employees who are responsible for teaching the next generation of Palestinian Arab children are cheering the deaths of four rabbis who were murdered while praying.”

CNN Apologizes for ‘Israel Shoots Palestinians’ Headline

“CNN finally issues an apology after angry responses to bizarre coverage of Tuesday morning’s Jerusalem synagogue massacre.”

Spanish Lawmakers Call for Recognition of ‘Palestine’

“Spain’s lawmakers approve a non-binding resolution calling on the government to recognize a Palestinian state.”

Like Sweden, Spanish lawmakers line up to divide up Jewish land. 

Status Quo? ‘Jews Prayed on the Temple Mount for Centuries’

“In first of a series on the Temple Mount, Arutz Sheva explores the origins of the hotly-contested ‘status quo’ at Judaism’s holiest site.”

There is No ‘Status Quo’ on the Temple Mount

“Everyone’s talking about the ‘status quo’ on Judaism’s holiest site. There’s just one problem – if it ever existed, it doesn’t now.”

Status Quo? The Dome of the Rock was Built for Jews

“In final installment of 3-part series on the Temple Mount, we take a look at a lesser-known aspect of the history of the Dome of the Rock.”

 

Syria-Iraq

Kurds seize Islamic State arms, buildings in besieged town – monitor

“(Reuters) – Kurdish fighters captured six buildings from Islamic State militants besieging the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday and seized a large haul of their weapons and ammunition, a group monitoring the war said. Islamic State has been trying to take control of the town, also known as Ayn al-Arab, for more than two months in an assault that has driven tens of thousands of Kurdish civilians over the border into Turkey and drawn strikes by U.S.-led forces.”

Moderate Syrian rebels say they’re advancing on Damascus from south

“ISTANBUL — Rebel groups based in southern Syria are advancing on the western suburbs of Damascus and warning they might soon enter the capital, a development that’s in sharp contrast to the grim reports from northern Syria, where moderate rebels have suffered setbacks from the government and radical Islamists.”

Syria Daily: Insurgents Announce New Offensive in Southwest, Near Israeli Border

“After months of gains in Quneitra Province in southwest Syria, insurgents have announced a new offensive aimed at one of the area’s largest towns. The opposition said it would on Khan Arnabeh, close to the Golan Heights and the demilitarized zone with Israel.”

 

Meanwhile…

Israel: ‘Generous’ deal for Iran more likely than not

“Preparing for a nuclear deal that according to a source would include “generous concessions,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his cabinet are seeking to lobby not the Obama administration, but European leaders in Paris and Berlin to prevent a deal Israel finds unacceptable.”

 

Prophecy

Punishment For Believers Or Unbelievers?

“Q. Thanks so much for your very informative site. I have a question regarding Luke 12: 47-48. Who is being spoken of here ? Do these verses indicate punishment for lazy believers or degrees of punishment for unbelievers ?

A. No specific time is mentioned in Luke 12:35-48 but there are some clues. In Luke 12:36 the Lord told them to be ready for service with their lamps burning, like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet. I believe this is a reference to the 2nd Coming. The other clues seem to confirm this because the owner of the house parable in Luke 12:39-40 is identical to the one in Matt. 24:43-44 and the parable of the wise and faithful manager from Luke 12:42-48 is contained in Matt 24:45-51 as the parable of the wise and faithful servant.

Since both the Matthew references take place just after the 2nd Coming, and speak of the Lord’s servants, I think it’s safe to assume the Luke passage is also meant for surviving Tribulation believers. These being parables, the severe beatings are symbolic of the loss of salvation (Luke 12:46) and the less severe ones symbolize a lighter punishment such as the loss of blessings in the Millennium. The point of Luke 12:47-48 is to show that the Lord will judge these survivors according to what they knew about His return. The more they knew and ignored the more severe their punishment will be.

Remember, Tribulation believers will not enjoy eternal security. That is a blessing granted only to the Church. Having been clearly told the details of the Lord’s return and ignored them will apparently be grounds for loss of salvation. It’s a good thing the Church has eternal security or else lots of believers today would be facing the same consequences.”

Soldiers On Horseback?

“Q. Thank you again for the wisdom that God has given you to help those of us searching for answers! My question is, if we are to take the Bible literally, will Gog’s army (Ezekiel 38:4) actually be on horses again? Could something cause machines not to work and we go back to horses as our mode of transport?

A. Ezekiel didn’t say the attackers would actually be on horseback. That’s just the way early English translators interpreted the Hebrew. The Hebrew word Ezekiel used in Ezek. 38:4 would be something like leaper in English and often referred to a bird. But in the 1600’s soldiers didn’t fly around on birds, they rode horses. In short, there’s really no requirement for the soldiers to be on horseback. They could be in helicopters and planes. Neither will they necessarily be using bows and arrows, as Ezek. 39:3 indicates. Today these words might be translated as launchers and missiles.”

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