Articles of the Day 8/26/15: And The World Is Silent

Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)

Ten Terror Attacks Per Day in Old Jerusalem Alone

“The statistic includes only the Old City area – which means the full numbers are much worse.”

And the world is silent. No condemnation at all. As if the terror attacks are somehow justified. 

Dozens detained in upped West Bank sweeps

“IDF forces nab 31 Palestinian suspects wanted for involvement in terror activities; rifles and ammunition uncovered; 4 deer freed, too.”

Had no idea the deer were held hostage.

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

Kurds launch new assault on Islamic State in northern Iraq

“ERBIL – Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State insurgents in a cluster of villages in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk on Wednesday, bent on securing territory they have gained in the course of rolling back the jihadists since last summer.

The assault began overnight south of Daquq, a town about 175 km (108 miles) north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. By mid-morning, Islamic State militants had been routed from the village of Albu Najm, according to a source within the peshmerga forces. Fighting continued in another village nearby, he said. A Kurdish officer with the rank of captain was killed by an improvised explosive device, a source in the Kirkuk morgue said.”

Despite ISIS receiving air cover from Turkey the Kurds fight on. Starting to think the Lord has bigger plans for these people. Israel, unlike most nations, in the region, sees the strategic advantage in a partnership with the Kurds. 

Russia to help Iran create a satellite observation system

“Two Russian space companies have signed a cooperation agreement with an Iranian corporation. It clears the way for the creation of an Iranian satellite remote-sensing system for gathering information about the Earth’s surface, atmosphere and oceans.”

Why the Iran Deal is Bad for the War on Terror

“Does the Iran deal mean your U.S. tax dollars will be used to support terrorism?”

‘Israel should be annihilated,’ senior Iran aide says

“Adviser to parliamentary speaker rejects British foreign secretary’s suggestion that Rouhani indicating ‘more nuanced approach’ to Jewish state.”

The Saudis Reply to Iran’s Rising Danger

“An influential Saudi former military commander on making common cause with Israel and warming toward Russia as the U.S. backs away.”

Syrian rebels: Turkey tipped al Qaida group to U.S.-trained fighters

“Rebels familiar with the events said they believe the arrival plans were leaked because Turkish officials were worried that while the group’s intended target was the Islamic State, the U.S.-trained Syrians would form a vanguard for attacking Islamist fighters that Turkey is close to, including Nusra and another major Islamist force, Ahrar al Sham.”

Why is Turkey in NATO?  

Prophecy

Pastors Who Don’t Teach Prophecy

“Q. I have followed your website and ministry for nearly 8 years now and have been encouraged and blessed by your teaching. I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the resistance of many pastors toward teaching Bible prophecy. Specifically, your advice on how to approach speaking with those in Church authority about the importance of Bible prophecy teaching. How can we talk about this without offending or causing division? Also, what are your thoughts on the importance of choosing a church that teaches Bible prophecy?

A. Organized religion is an Earth centered entity. Much of its success depends on keeping its members focused on the things of this world, like church growth, stewardship goals, or improvements to the church building.

For that reason many seminaries don’t spend much time teaching prophecy and some even discourage their students from teaching it after they graduate. I think their fear is that if they get people thinking too much about the next life, we’ll lose interest in this one.

In addition, it’s a controversial issue and can cause disharmony in the fellowship, something else to be avoided. The result is that many pastors feel ill equipped to teach prophecy and are too busy with their ongoing responsibilities to stop and learn.

Because of this I believe the likelihood of a lay person changing the focus of a pastor’s teaching is next to impossible. I also believe his or her superiors would argue strongly against it. The far easier alternative would be to find a church that does teach prophecy and start going there.

If someone is between churches looking, I would consider the teaching of a literal interpretation of prophecy to be one of the top requirements for a prospective church to meet. After all we are living in the days of prophetic fulfillment.”

Meanwhile…

Op-Ed: Pope Francis to be “tried” in Jerusalem

“The idea for a “trial” was promoted when the Vatican officially recognized the political body known as the Palestinian Authority as a state, and began to refer to it as such in official documents. “Unfortunately, these recent actions by His Excellency (the Pope) are part of a long history of activity and positions on the part of the Roman Catholic Church, which apparently has never abandoned its mission to persecute the People of Israel for refusing to recognize the church’s savior as the Messiah of Israel and to force them to surrender to its religious doctrine” says the Sanhedrin.”

Pope Francis has done more harm to Jewish-Christian relations then any Pope in recent memory. 

Meet the IDF’s Elite Tank Unit

“‘Pulsar 401’ reconnaissance unit provides boots on the ground for Israel’s tanks – and play crucial role in urban warfare.”

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