Articles of the Day 9/19/16: Why Don’t They Try Peace?

Current Major Trends To Watch

(=increasing, =decreasing =no change)

Deepening Russian involvement in the Middle East–
Temple Mount tensions–
Palestinian terror– Palestinians begin new wave of attacks against Israelis. 
Palestinian incitement– PA incites violence by funding terror attacks. 
US retreat from Middle East–
Pope Francis active in politics–
Northern border tension–
Southern border tension–
One world government advancement–
One world religion advancement–

 

Inner Ring (Countries or terror groups that border Israel)

Well the Palestinians have decided a new wave of terror is warranted.   As if last years wave achieved so much. The PA pays Western aide money to the families of the attackers. That is what is fueling these senseless attacks. Stop sending aide to the PA and these attacks will stop. Palestinian attack article policies are in effect. Attacks are so numerous I will only post the headline unless it needs further attention. If the Palestinians are so frustrated why don’t they try peace? 

Israel Police implements plans to increase security due to terror attacks

“In light of the recent terror attacks, the Israel Police implemented its plans to increase security in Jerusalem in preparation for the Jewish High Holidays earlier than scheduled. Instead of implementing them closer to the holidays, the plans were put into effect starting today. This decision comes after the Israeli Prime Minister held a special meeting last night regarding the issue.”

Palestinian incitement on social media sites increasing as Jewish High Holidays approach

“Israeli security forces are preparing for an increase in terror attacks as the Jewish High Holidays approach. During this period, the Palestinian incitement on social media sites is also expected to increase. A review of the social media accounts of Palestinians in the West Bank indicates that the increased incitement has already begun.”

Two Palestinians shot dead in alleged Hebron stabbing attempt

Two police officers seriously hurt in stabbing in Jerusalem

Palestinian woman armed with knife arrested

Jordan on elimination of Damascus Gate terrorist: “Barbaric act of the Israeli occupation’s army”

Assad is sending a signal to Israel

“There is no doubt that the anti-aircraft missiles fired at Israeli Air Force aircraft overnight Monday were neither random nor a decision made locally. The launchers that fired them are located near Damascus, and the use of them requires orders from high up, possibly even from Syrian President Bashar Assad himself.

The timeline of the incident leads to a similar conclusion. The missiles were fired a few minutes after the Israeli strike, so as not to endanger the air force aircraft, which were about to land, but not long enough after it to have allowed for a series of consultations and green lights. Thus, we can assume that the people manning the launcher had pre-approval to respond “the next time” Israel were to strike in Syria. Early Tuesday morning just such a strike was carried out, and the launcher fired back.”

Israeli water sources are dropping

“Israeli technology contributes to help solve the world water crisis but the situation in Israel is almost as dangerous as ever.”

MK Glick cried: ‘Why was this place destroyed?’

“Migron was evacuated due to those demands [of leftist NGOs claiming that it was private land] and here we are four years later and what is there here? Desolation. Who gained from this? Not one millimeter has been plowed or sown, there is no construction here and no individual family has come forward to say it is theirs. Nobody.”

Glick explained that the motive of those who wanted to destroy the community was hatred. “Whatever happened here served to satisfy the appetite of those who hate Jewish settlements and communities. They had one goal: Not concern for the ‘poor person’ whose land had been stolen because he probably would have preferred compensation, but rather rejoicing in other people’s misfortune and the hope of evacuating a Jewish community.”

Is Glick the only one asking this question? When Israel gives up land they pay the price.

With ban in place, Glick prays at entrance to Temple Mount

“After Prime Minister orders MKs barred from holy site, Yehuda Glick visits Old City to pray at entrance to Temple Mount.”

Glick is on the move these days.

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

‘Israel should be concerned about Turkish incursion in Syria’

“Watch: Top Israeli expert Dr. Jonathan Spyer believes that Israel has very good reason to be concerned regarding current situation in Syria.”

US expresses regret over Deir-al-Zour airstrike

“A senior level member of the Obama administration said that the US expressed regret over the death of 80 Syrian soldiers who were killed in a coalition-led airstrike on Deir-al-Zour. According to the Pentagon, the target of the airstrike was an ISIS post, not the Syrian soldiers.”

I truly believe this was an error by the US military.  Something tells me Assad, the Iranians, the Russians, and Hezbollah will not believe it was a mistake though. Curious to see if the daily mortar attacks on Israel stop now.  By accident, the US may have injected some deterrence into the conflict.

Russian Basing in Iran is about More than ISIS

“Russia’s use of Iran’s Hamedan airfield may have “ended for now,” but Russo-Iranian military cooperation is far from over. Both states have indicated that Russia may use Shahid Nojeh Air Base in the future. This development is of limited significance for Russian military operations in Syria, since Russia has an airbase in Syria itself already. It may, however, be very significant for Iran’s ability to deter the U.S. and its regional adversaries. A frequent presence of Russian military equipment and personnel at Iranian military installations would add yet another layer of complexity to the calculations of any state contemplating an attack against Iran. It would further alter the regional correlation of forces and empower Iranian adventurism.”

 

Bible Prophecy

Why we should value prophecy

“When we read the Bible we need to remember that there are different kinds of literature within it. One of those types of literature is prophetic literature, which these days is either abused or maligned. People who don’t study properly either ignore prophecy or dismiss it. Others dwell on it to the exclusion of the other books of the Bible. Some mix man’s prophecies with Jesus’, thus twisting it and causing disregard of it by the saner members of the faith, but who still remain intimidated by it. The Lord in His wisdom gave us this Book with its different types of writing, and included in it are prophecies, which means this kind of literature is just as valuable as all the others.”

How Can We Know That Prophecies Are Real?

“Q. How do I show somebody with a limited knowledge of the Bible that the prophecies it contains are real and are an important part of scripture (I understand it to comprise between 28-30% of scripture depending on who you ask), and that the whole point of God speaking through His prophets was to give us insight into events to come and not just confuse us?

A. The best way to validate prophecy is to look at God’s track record. We’ve got nearly 6000 years to work with here but let’s just take the life of Jesus as an example. Even people with limited knowledge of the Bible know several things about the birth of Jesus from their childhood that you can use for this.

Scholars have identified hundreds of specific prophecies that were given between 500 and 1000 years prior to His birth, but the most popular ones are the one about Him being born in Bethlehem, (Micah 5:2), being born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), riding into Jerusalem on a donkey (Zech 9:9), or being betrayed by a friend for 30 pieces of silver with the money going to a potter to buy a field (Zech 11:12-13). There’s also His crucifixion and the fact that the soldiers would divide up his clothes (Psalm 22:16-18), and that He’d come back from the grave (Isaiah 53:11).

The chances that just this small sample of the prophecies about His first coming could have been fulfilled by coincidence are too small to measure. But there are well over a thousand other things God also told us about in advance that happened just like He said. These prophecies from the past help us to know that the ones still in our future will be fulfilled literally too.

God said, “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do” (Isaiah 46:9-11).”

Psychological impact of the Tribulation: people will literally be scared to death

“By now (in 2016) most of the past prophecies have been fulfilled. There is one prophecy that has not been completely fulfilled however, and that is the bundle of prophecies relating to the time of the end of the end. We are in the end time. We have been in the end time since Jesus ascended, and will be until He returns in glory and judges all things, completes his 1000 year reign on earth, and then dissolves the Universe in a fervent heat and makes all things new. The prophecies remaining to be fulfilled describe all things through the end of Revelation 22, which include the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Millennial Kingdom, Satan Released for the Last Battle, and the New Heavens and New Earth.”

Meanwhile….

Watch: ‘Intentional’ Manhattan explosion caught on video

“Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference at the scene of the explosion that it was an “intentional act”, but not connected to terrorism, as far as initial indications go.”

It always astounds me how quick politicians are to claim it what not terrorism when anyone with half a brain knows it is terrorism.  Police are now searching Ahmad Rahami who is considered ‘armed and dangerous’. Well at least we know it what not terrorism.

Israel’s First Ambassador to NATO Presents His Credentials

“Israel’s first ambassador to the 28-member NATO military alliance on Friday presented his credentials to its secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg as the Jewish state opened a permanent mission at the organization’s Brussels headquarters.”

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