Articles of the Day 4/25/16: Get Off My Golan
Current Major Trends To Watch
(⇑=increasing, ⇓=decreasing ⇔=no change)
Deepening Russian involvement in Syria– ⇔
Temple Mount tensions– More threats from Jordan over Jewish prayers at the Temple Mount. ⇑
Palestinian terror across Jerusalem– ⇔
US retreat from Middle East- US sending 250 more troops to Syria. ⇓
Pope Francis active in politics– ⇔
Hezbollah\Iran military buildup in north– ⇔
Northern border tension– Sunnis react to Israel Golan stance. ⇑
Southern border tension– No Israel retaliation yet but at any moment that could change.⇑⇑
One world government advancement– ⇔
One world religion advancement- ⇔
Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)
“Russia supplies 35% of Europe’s gas and 55% of Turkey’s, and both of these gas consumers are desperately seeking to diversify their sources of supply. Israeli gas flowing from Leviathan through a pipeline to Turkey, and from there to Europe through another pipeline, is one of the most feasible options. One of Israel’s main concerns is therefore that Russia’s primary aim is to forestall the development of Leviathan in order to prevent competition with Russian gas, or if it is developed, to make sure the gas is not sold to Turkey or Europe. Another concern is that Russian involvement in Israel’s gas reservoirs could prove the perfect excuse for the entry of Russian warships in order to “protect” the gas drilling platforms.”
This is really interesting. Could these gas reservoirs be the ‘hooks’ in Ezekiel 38:4?
4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.
“The Jordanian government warned on Monday that there would be “dangerous consequences” should Israel continue to allow Jews to ascend to the Temple Mount.”
The ‘violations’ being harmless Jewish prayer on Jewish land.
“Jerusalem’s Old City, normally bustling with visitors during Passover, sits empty as fears of terrorism linger.”
“The Organization of Islamic Cooperation will meet Tuesday at its headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to discuss “Israeli escalation against the occupied Syrian Golan,” joining others in the region to express alarm over Netanyahu’s declaration.”
So much for the super secret Israeli-Sunni alliance. Why would Saudi Arabia even care about the Golan? Unless they think their proxies can control and threaten Israel from Golan. Especially after Israel approved the handover of Egyptian islands to Saudi Arabia. If there were a real alliance they would be silent about the Golan.
“Palestinian preacher prays for Allah to kill every ‘enemy of religion’ during official PA televised sermon.”
“Hamas on Sunday released a video showing the terrorist who carried out last week’s Jerusalem bus bombing as he paid a condolence visit to a family member while dressed in military fatigues and wearing a Hamas head band.”
Bit shocked Israel has not yet retaliated. Hamas is probably surprised as well. Israel waiting for the right opportunity?
Outer Ring (countries or terror groups that are close to but not bordering Israel)
“On visit to London, US President Barack Obama warns against US, allies, deploying ground troops to overthrow Assad, fight ISIS.”
“POTUS expected to announce deployment in latest bid of assistance to Syrian rebels.”
“DEBKAfile’s military sources said Sunday that ISIS captured the Sinaa neighborhood of the strategic city of Deir ez-Zor from the Syrian army this weekend. They added that Syrian soldiers who were caught by the ISIS forces were hanged in the city’s central square. The fighting over Deir az-Zor is considered the decisive battle for control of eastern Syria and the main roads leading to the Euphrates valley and from there to western Iraq. The Russian air force is making great efforts to stop ISIS in eastern Syria and prevent the collapse of the Syrian forces.”
“Yemeni troops backed by Arab coalition air strikes killed more than 800 members of Al-Qaeda in an attack on a southeastern provincial capital held by the group for the past year, the coalition said Monday.”
“British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, sais Sunday, that he cannot “rule out” the need for troops in future to combat the terrorists who have seized a stretch of Libya’s Mediterranean coast. British cruise-liners and commercial shipping have been warned to avoid the coast near to the Libyan city of Sirte, on the Mediterranean, and there is a credible prospect that ISIS could send terrorists across the sea to Italy to mount attacks, he warned.”
“Last week, Israeli Air Force pilots participated in a military exercise in Greece with the Hellenic Air Force and the United States Army. In the exercise, the pilots practiced complex air trainings to strengthen security cooperation in the Mediterranean.”