Articles of the Day 10/21/15: Is Jewish Prayer “Aggression”?
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Precarious position of Damascus– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions at an all time high– UNESCO adding to the incitement. ⇑
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– Palestinian attacks are not letting up. ⇑⇑⇑⇑⇑
US retreat from Middle East– ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern Border Tension– ⇔
Southern Border Tension– IDF in sniper duel with Iran terror group. Rocket attacks from Gaza. ⇑⇑
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“UNESCO has decreed that the second and third holiest sites in the Jewish faith are actually Muslim. At the same time, the initial draft proposal declaring that the Western Wall was also a Muslim holy site was withdrawn after facing widespread criticism.”
Like so many UN agencies, UNESCO has become a corrupt tool used by Palestinians to steal land from Israelis.
“Aggression” being Jewish prayer.
“GENEVA, October 16, 2015 – At least ten different UN staffers are using the imprimatur of their official positions to incite Palestinian stabbing and shooting attacks against Israeli Jews, with one calling on Facebook to “stab Zionist dogs,” according to a new report issued today by UN Watch, the Geneva-based non-governmental organization that is accredited by the United Nations with the mandate to monitor the world body’s compliance with its charter.”
Cease all funding to the UN immediately.
“US network says it regrets mistake showing ‘Palestinian loss of land,’ noticed error after live.”
Apology might be sincere if they stopped their antisemitic reporting but they don’t.
“Two petitions demand Ayman Mohyeldin be fired for lying and saying shot stabber was ‘unarmed,’ in latest display of ‘systematic bias.'”
“As a wave of Palestinian violence continues, some Palestinian advocates and sympathetic journalists have promoted the narrative that the violence against Jews should be blamed on Jews.”
“‘Post’ reporter Ben Hartman reflects on day care safety precautions in light of the current security situation.”
Sad the Israelis have to live this way. Equally sad the world thinks the Palestinians are the victims.
“A spate of Palestinian knife attacks shows why peace remains elusive.”
“Security forces identify terror cell planning shooting attack and responsible for last week’s sniper fire – IDF snipers take out 1, wound 5.”
“Arabs ‘insist on inhaling the scent’ of the blood of dead terrorists, reports Abbas’s paper, in a twisted blood worship ritual.”
Disgusting and likely satanic. How incredibly lost these people are.
“Jibril Rajoub praises ‘heroic’ lone-wolf attacks; Tawfik Tirawi views them as an unstoppable expression of public sentiment.”
“Both Arab and Israeli observers of the daily stabbing attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem and other Israeli cities say the terrorists seem to be modeling their attacks after the beheadings conducted by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
I have to admit pretty clear footage from a drone. The video game music in the background is inappropriate. The devastation is vast and very sad when you remember people live there. Please pray for the people of Syria.
“Syrian Kurdish and Arab rebels say they are poised to attack the ISIS capital of Raqqa. But there is much work yet to be done, and arms are still in short supply.”
“INSS head Amos Yadlin argues that Russia’s involvement offers Israel an opportunity to weaken Iran-Hezbollah threat.”
Good arguments but if the Israelis are not going to eliminate Hamas then they won’t do the same to Assad.
“CHRISTIANITY could be extinct from Iraq by 2020 as bloodthirsty Islamic State (ISIS) militants continue their mission to wipe out the biblical religion.”
It will be done in Britain in ten years.
“As seen through multiple recent events, the nations of the world are increasing their efforts to weaken or remove Jewish sovereignty in Jerusalem. Is this a fulfillment of Zechariah 12:3’s prophecy that, at the End of Days, the nations of the earth will gather against Jerusalem?”
“I can’t imagine what it will be like when we hear the trumpet and the Voice calling us home! I can’t imagine our joy, and our amazement and our relief and our surprise and our worship. I can’t imagine what it will be like to live in a body that is un-corrupt and free from sin!
The Christian life is hard. As we grow more toward the holy end of the spectrum the more we hate our own bodies, minds, and hearts. Not because we have low self-esteem, as I used to think before I was saved, but because we know how our sinful acts blot the name of Jesus and are against Him and Him alone. We love Him so much, He being of perfect character and beauty, that when we sin it’s hurtful to our own selves more and more. Our very bones groan in agony.”
“Washington (AFP) – The US government has approved an $11 billion deal to sell Saudi Arabia four advanced warships, officials said Tuesday, amid mounting regional tension. Saudi Arabia is modernizing its eastern fleet, which faces off against Iranian forces across the oil-rich Gulf. The four ships, based on the US Navy’s littoral combat ship, are relatively small but designed to be fast and maneuverable in shallow water and to pack a punch.”
“Fight over forced abortion payments gathers momentum in federal court.”
“Disagreement is not hatred, and the truth is not hate speech. Somebody needs to tell that to President Obama.”
The headline is misleading and that annoys me. The President did not actually say that Christians threaten nation. It is likely he thinks that way though. Still, irresponsible to scare Christians this way and it distracts from the legitimate concern in the article about this new Department of Justice position. There is, so far, no evidence it will target Christians. There is enough fear among Christians these days and this article is doing more harm then good without any real facts.
“The domestic terrorism counsel is one of the ways the Justice Department is responding to extremists in the United States. Mr. Carlin explained that although threats from Al Qaeda and ISIL are a danger in the United States, more people have died in attacks by domestic extremists harboring anti-government views, racism, bigotry, anarchy and other hateful beliefs. He cited examples such as the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the recent mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina.”
This is a big concern for US Christians. The language used would seem to target citizens who do not agree with President Obama or the Liberal agenda. They don’t come out and say it (and they probably won’t) but one can read between the lines here.
- Anti-government views=disagreeing with Obama or Supreme Court
- Racism=disagreeing with Obama
- Bigotry=disapprove of the sin of homosexuality
- Anarchy=disagreeing with Supreme Court, pro 2nd Amendment
- Hateful beliefs= see Bigotry
If you are a white, conservative, and a Christian perhaps even a vet who may or or may not own a gun you could be the target of this new DOJ counsel. The Supreme Court decision on homosexuality was not a popular one and it is no coincidence the government (Liberals) sees the needs to go after troublemakers (Christians). It will be subtle at first but watch this DOJ counsel grow in power over the next few years. Rapid Christian persecution in the US is right around the corner.