Articles of the Day 8/17/15: God Is Doing The Work

Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)

Israel foiled 17 suicide attacks so far this year, Shin Bet says

“Security agency reports a steady rise in West Bank terrorism, even as Hamas’s key overseas terror chief plans for the long term.”

Op-Ed: Invading Northern Cyprus is not an Israeli interest

“In response to Yoni Ariel’s article calling upon Israel to provide air and naval support for an invasion of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, JerusalemOnline news editor and political analyst Rachel Avraham argued that Israel should not intervene in other countries foreign affairs, particularly when that country poses no strategic threat to the State of Israel.”

Because of Erodgan’s policies towards Israel. The relationship is now adversarial. Israel will not invade Cyprus but they do like to poke the eye of the Turkish government from time to time. Remember Erodgan supports Hamas and, besides Iran, Turkey is probably one of the most anti-Semitic in the Middle East. This article tries to claim relations are not that bad but they really are. 

WATCH: IDF prepares for confrontation in Syria

Israel Prepares Possible Invasion of Syria

“Israeli forces in the north of the country have for the past several months been laying plans for the possible small-scale invasion of neighboring Syria, reported Israel’s Ynet news portal.”

Interesting, all the reports about Israel asserting power in different theaters except for…….Iran. Disinformation anyone?

IDF reveals national defense strategy in unprecedented document release

“IDF reveals national defense strategy in unprecedented document release The IDF has released a document detailing the army’s national security strategy. In an unprecedented move, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot released the document to the public, setting out the army’s goals and the methods they intend to pursue.
Among them were plans to safeguard Israel’s international status, correct an inadequate response to terror groups, and fend off cyber attacks. The 30-page document, simply titled “IDF Strategy”, was approved for public release by defence minister Moshe Ya’alon.”

This is bizarre. Why release this publicly and why now? The document is here. In Hebrew of course. Anyone know how to get an English version? Perhaps what is important is what is not mentioned in the strategy”

“The Iranian nuclear threat, which is presented by the political leadership as the biggest existential threat Israel is facing, is not mentioned – possibly because the army’s strategy on that issue is too classified to appear in a public document, or because the agreement signed between Iran and world powers is seen as mitigating the threat.”

Israel’s biggest threat…….not mentioned in the IDF strategy. Very strange. 

Video: IDF Kills Iran-Sponsored Golan Terrorists

“Terrorists infiltrated from Syria last month in order to plant bombs. IDF says Tehran sent them.”

Israel is ready to consider releasing hunger striking terrorist if he will go abroad

“Israel is against appealing for the release of the hunger striking Palestinian terrorist but will agree to a compromise. Israel’s Internal Security Minister: “An appeal is strange because it claims that he should be released because of his health situation when he caused this situation.”

Another bad idea regarding prisoners. This sends a terrible message to would be and current Islamic terrorists.

Hamas Threatens UNRWA Over Budget Cuts

“Senior Hamas members threaten UNRWA after organization announces severe budget deficit.”

Wow, talk about biting the hands that feeds you….literally. 

Israel dealing with two Hamas entities

“Analysis: The arrest of Hamas fighter Ibrahim Shaer reveals the complex reality in Gaza, where two separate bodies with different goals and interests – the political wing and the military wing – are competing over the Strip’s management and foreign relations.”

Official: Iran, Hamas conduct cyber-attacks against Israel

“While we’ve had cyber attacks all along, it really picked up last year, during Operation Protective Edge, when we were faced with new challenges that we have not faced before,” he said. “Attacks were conducted by all the players – Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian hacker groups, and Iran, and they displayed strong capabilities that have gotten considerably better over the years.”

Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)

Head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Israel intelligence desk is executed as Israeli spy

“Highly credible Iranian exile sources in Europe have revealed to DEBKAfile that the Director of the Israel Desk of the Revolutionary Guards clandestine service was executed by a firing squad in late June or early July after he was accused of spying for Israel.”

Analysis: Jordan’s king could fall

“The bottom line is that Jordan’s mega revolution will come as a result of a major economic collapse or any other event provocative enough to the Jordanian public. The Jordanians are just waiting for the right time and possibly the right trigger moment which will be coming sooner or later. But will the American stand by the king then?”

I would not be surprised if the military were to take power in Jordan if they have not already. Similar to the way the Egyptian military in Egypt. 

Christians Used As ‘Form of Currency’ By ISIS As Mass Kidnappings Continue

“Christians have become a form [of] currency in this tragedy,” explained John Newton, spokesman for Aid to the Church in Need, to the Christian Post. “I know of one priest who was kidnapped for two months… they asked for a ransom of $120,000, which the family managed to raise and deliver… But hours later, the priest was killed and his body cut up, with pieces of him sent in a box to the family.”

Kuwait uncovers a large Iranian-Hizballah terror cell

“Kuwait authorities issued a gag order Sunday on a police raid that arrested three Kuwaiti terrorist suspects and uncovered a large cache of arms, ammunitions and explosives hidden underground at a farm. Local media disclosed that this was a cell of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and Hizballah. The cache contained 24 hand grenades, 65 guns, 56 RPGs and 144 kgs of bomb-making material. DEBKAfile: A week earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif came for a visit to assure the Kuwaiti government that Tehran was giving up its terrorist subversion against Gulf regimes.”

Hizballah lost 1,000 dead, 10,000 injured in Syrian war – report

“A Lebanese intelligence source reports that Hizballah lost more than 1,000 dead and 10,000 wounded in its three-year intervention in the Syrian war. These were the first estimates any Middle East intelligence source has released on Hizballah’s casualties in the fighting alongside the Syrian army. The same source explained that the Syrian rebels had studied Hizballah’s urban guerrilla tactics and were forcing the Lebanese Shiite fighters to fight “every inch” of the way.
Friday night, the Hizballah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, said that Israeli armed forces lacked the right strategy for winning another war against his group. Speaking on the ninth anniversary of the 2006 Lebanese war, he accused the US of backing ISIS as its front to attain the goals of partitioning Syria and Iraq.”

No doubt the Syrian war has been a great cost to Hizballah and they might lose Syria anyway. If Israel decides to attack Iran the temptation will be huge to eliminate Hizballah while in their weakest state since the 80s. God is doing the work though, Israel does not have to do anything.

Kidnapping and Sex Slavery: Covering ISIS’ Religious Justification for Rape

“Ms. Callimachi talked to Times Insider about the reporting process that led to devastating first-person accounts from girls as young as 12 who were separated from their families and sold as sex slaves to ISIS fighters.

Rukmini Callimachi has told the stories of those held as prisoners of the Islamic State before. This week, her front-page article detailed the kidnapping, enslaving and ISIS-sanctioned rape of women and girls from the Yazidi religious minority.”

This is the true Islam. On display for all who choose to see. Sadly many avoid the horrible reality of Islam. Many, like the Pope, choose instead to legitimize this perversion. Islam is evil it is that simple. 

ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

“QADIYA, Iraq — In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her — it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted.”

ISIS is blamed but Islam is the underlying cause. ISIS is a symptom of the sickness that is Islam.

Prophecy

Psalm 118 And The Second Coming

“Q. In Matthew 23:39 and Luke 13:35 Jesus told the Pharisees that He would not return until He heard them say, ” Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.” This statement appears to be a quote from Psalm 118. I find this very interesting and wanted your thoughts.

A. It was Psalm 118 that got the Lord’s followers in trouble on the first Palm Sunday. According to tradition Psalm 118 was reserved for the entry of the Messiah-King into Jerusalem, and by singing it the people were proclaiming Jesus to be the Messiah (Luke 19:37-38).

Having on every other occasion over the preceding 3 years discouraged them from doing so, this time he not only allowed it but told the officials who complained, “If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:39-40).

It was the 483rd anniversary of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, and Jesus was presenting Himself to Israel as their King just like Daniel 9:24-27 had foretold.

They rejected Him and true to His prophecy in Luke 19:41-44, the city was destroyed again 38 years later. I believe He’ll present Himself once more and this time they’ll accept Him, singing Psalm 118 as they do.”

Meanwhile…

Pope creates global prayer day for the environment

“Pope Francis has established an annual day of global prayer “for the Care of Creation” to boost support for the environment, the Vatican said on Monday.”

Christians are dying! They are persecuted and dying in the Middle East! Why then does the Pope choose to worry about the ‘environment’? He is arguably the most influential Christian, he could raise awareness, he could meet leaders, he could raise funds to help those persecuted. But no, its the environment that is elevated. 

Watch: UN Forum Plans War Against Christian Anti-Semitism

“50 years since Catholic Church changed stance on anti-Semitism, special forum urges Christians to recognize ‘Christian roots are Jewish.'”

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