Articles of the Day 3/18/16: Finally…US Recognizes ISIS Atrocities Against Christians
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– ⇔
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– attacks by Palestinians continue. ⇑
US retreat from Middle East- ⇔
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern border tension– ⇔
Southern border tension– ⇔
One world government advancement– ⇔
One world religion advancement- ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“Two young Palestinian assailants had run toward her from the direction of the nearby gas station with knives in their hands, according to a spokeswoman for the Samaria Regional Council.”
“Knife-wielding Arabs arrested at entrance to Sha’ar Binyamin industrial region; female terrorist neutralized at Gush Etzion junction.”
“Here is a dirty little secret: the Palestinian attackers were not driven to murder Jews because of “settlements” and “checkpoints.”
“Publication refusing to correct portrayal of Bahaa Allyan, who killed 3 Israelis, as ‘graphic designer’ shot by Israel, with no mention of his victims.”
These types of media portrayals are nothing short of blatant antisemitism. Jew hatred has completely infested the Left.
“The Israeli Defense Ministry on Wednesday cancelled permits for Palestinian residents of Gaza to travel to Jerusalem to attend Friday prayers at the Temple Mount, due to rampant “exploitation and misuse” of the permits system.
Sources at the Palestinian liaison office said that Israel had called off the agreement, which previously allowed 200 Gazans above the age of 60 to worship at the Al-Aqsa Mosque as part of a ceasefire agreement that ended the 2014 Gaza war.
Israel ditched the arrangement, reporting that Palestinians were not returning to Gaza on the same day in violation of the agreement rules.”
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“In unusually candid remarks, Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Golan dismisses prospects of reconciliation, calls Turkey ‘a problematic entity’.”
Good to see some parts of Israeli government are not entirely blind.
“At some point we might decide to use our commandos and snipers as military advisers in Iraq and Syria,” Deputy Chief Liaison of the Army’s Ground Force General Ali Arasteh told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday. He said the first group of commandos and snipers are being trained for the purpose and the country might decide to send them to Iraq and Syria in the near future.”
Weird story, aren’t they already there?
“The tide of the war is turning against the Islamic State. Between 1 Jan and 15 December 2015, the Islamic State lost control of 14 per cent of its territory. New analysis indicates that in the last 3 months, the Islamic State has lost a further 8 per cent of its territory.
In 2016, we have seen major losses in the north-east extend south towards Raqqa and Deir al-Zour as the mixed-sectarian Kurdish and Sunni Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advance under the cover of US and Russian airstrikes. The Syrian government has also made gains in the West, now stands just 5km outside the ancient city of Palmyra, which was overrun by the jihadists in mid-2015.”
“Q. You said, “There’s a very good reason why the New Testament doesn’t make more specific reference to the 70th Week of Daniel. As Gabriel pointed out to Daniel, it’s for his people and his holy city. The church is not involved and won’t be here.”
Question: Are you saying that the purpose/audience of the OT is Israel and the purpose/audience of the NT is for the Church?
Also, Jesus spoke in the Olivet Discourse about the coming destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem which was for Daniel’s people and his holy city, so not sure why it would follow that he wouldn’t also speak about the 70th week? The argument doesn’t seem to follow. What am I missing?
A. No, I’m not separating the Old Testament from the New. Speaking to the Church, Paul said that every thing that was written in the past is for our learning. (Romans 15:4) When he wrote that there was no New Testament so he was referring to the Old. I’m saying that Daniel’s 70th week is directed to Israel not the Church.
In the Olivet Discourse Jesus was responding to a request for the specific sign that would point to His coming. Referring to Daniel by name He pointed to the most critical sign in the 70th Week prophecy, the Abomination of Desolation, and directed His readers to understand it. In effect, he said that it would kick off the last half of the 70th Week, which He called The Great Tribulation. Prior to Matt. 24:21 the phrase Great Tribulation was unknown.
The Bible is meant to be understood as a single message. Parts of it are directed toward Israel, parts to the Church and parts are for the unbelieving gentiles, but the Lord expects all of us to be familiar with all of His Word.
By mentioning Daniel’s name in Matt. 24:15 He was pointing to the 70th week prophecy and telling all of us to understand it, even though it only applies directly to those who will be alive on Earth at the time, and is specifically intended for the believing remnant of Israel.”
“Pressure from the US Congress led US Secretary of State John Kerry to declare that the Islamic State systematically murders Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, with their atrocities constituting genocide.”
And it only took four years. They reluctantly admit Islam is not so great.