United States to open US Embassy in Jerusalem in May


israel-20132-aerial-jerusalem-temple_mount-temple_mount_south_exposureOpening to coincide with Israel’s 70th independence day in May; PLO: This is a violation of agreements between the PA and Israel and the destruction of the two-state solution, in addition to provoking all Arabs and Muslims.

The United States will move its embassy to Jerusalem in May of this year. The expedited move will coincide with Israel’s 70th independence celebration in May, the State Department and two Trump Administration officials confirming the relocation Friday.

The United States Congress will reportedly be notified on Friday and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been reported to have signed a security plan for the new embassy.

A spokesman for Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas responded to the news, stating Friday “This is an unacceptable step. Any unilateral move will not give legitimacy to anyone and will be an obstacle to any effort to create peace in the region.” The secretary-general of the PLO, Saeb Erekat, claimed the decision would provoke the Arab world. Continuing with the Palestinians’ anti-US rhetoric, he warned “This is a violation of agreements between the PA and Israel and the destruction of the two-state solution, in addition to provoking all Arabs and Muslims.”… more

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Erdogan, Pope Form Unholy, Anti-Trump Alliance to Control Jerusalem


A meeting on Monday between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Pope Francis may have grave implications for Jerusalem as both leaders appear to be building an agenda based upon their joint opposition to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital.

The meeting, which took place at the Vatican, was already significant in that it was the first visit by a Turkish head of state since diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Turkey were established in 1960. However, a statement released by the Vatican says that both leaders also used the occasion to discuss the ”the status of Jerusalem, highlighting the need to promote peace and stability in the region (Middle East) through dialogue and negotiation, with respect for human rights and international law.”

Both Erdogan and Pope Francis are opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Erdogan responded to the move by calling for an emergency meeting of the OIC. The summit, held in Istanbul, declared “East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine” and called upon “all countries to recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital.”… more

The Underground Battle For Mount Zion


BIN: Mount Zion, a site of great importance to the Jewish people, is almost entirely owned by the Vatican. It happens to also be a focal point of a political battle being fought, oddly enough, underground.

Harry Moskoff is an executive producer and writer of The A.R.K. Report, an account of his research into the location of the lost Ark of the Covenant. Moskoff is a devout Jew who uses archaeology to investigate his Biblical theories and is preparing to film a documentary that will investigate what lies below some of Jerusalem’s holiest sites.

When he launched his investigation, Moskoff was shocked to find resistance from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that tried to prevent him from accessing the site.

“This is a political battle being fought on the battlefield of archaeology, but the archaeological sites are also the Biblical sites. They are hijacking the science of archaeology for what is really a religious battle.”

“The Vatican fought for years to gain control of Mount Zion, their main interest lies in the room where the Christians believe the Last Supper was held. The previous Pope promoted a political agenda that advanced the Palestinian cause because he wanted to gain control of the site”.  more …

Opinion by Bible Prophecy Tracker: The previous pope to Francis was Benedict who at one point thoroughly enraged the Muslim world when in 2006 he quoted a phrase from 14th century Byzantine emperor Manuel II Palaiologos during his Regensburg lecture. The quote said:

“Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

After mending ties in 2009, Benedict was greeted by Muslim leaders at the Temple Mount:

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Benedict’s tradition of support for Arab Palestinians was a continuation of Pope John Paul’s embrace of Yasser Arafat:

In 2000, speaking in a mosque in Palestinian-held Ramallah, Yasser Arafat declared, “No one will succeed in removing us from our land, including Jerusalem, and the Palestinian flag will fly from the Temple Mount and from the churches in Jerusalem.” 

When John Paul II ascended to the Temple Mount in 2000, he also wasn’t welcomed by Israeli officials, but by representatives of the Palestinian Authority:

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It was the Pope’s implicit recognition of Islamic hegemony. It was taken to mean that Islam and Christianity superseded Judaism and have the right to “inherit” its holy places.

On June 26th, 2015 – the Vatican signed its first treaty with the “State of Palestine”. Since then, the Vatican has taken a stance as the ally of the heads of the Palestinian Authority in the place most holy to the Jewish people.

January 12, 2017 – Pope Francis welcomed Mahmoud Abbas to the Vatican:

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January 14, 2017 – The first Palestinian embassy on European soil was open at the Vatican, on the eve of the 70 nation Paris peace talks.

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On December 6, 2017 Pope Francis spoke against President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “I make a heartfelt appeal so that all commit themselves to respecting the status quo of the city, in conformity with the pertinent resolutions of the United Nations.”

So the Vatican supports Arab terrorists in order to fulfill its desire to control Jerusalem’s most important site: the Temple Mount.

A cup of drunkenness (Zechariah 12:3) indeed.

Trump Administration considering embassy move to Jerusalem in 2019


israel-20132-aerial-jerusalem-temple_mount-temple_mount_south_exposureUS State Department reports Trump Administration considering use of consular building in Jerusalem to expedite embassy move; Netanyahu’s office: the prime minister believes that the US is considering interim measures that could result in an embassy opening much faster.

The Trump Administration intends to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2019.

According to a senior official at the State Department, the United States is considering using an existing consular building in West Jerusalem in order to expedite the move to 2019. The reports claim the building would be used as an interim embassy while a new embassy is built.

The consular building has been in use by the United States since 1948 and is located in Arnona, West Jerusalem…. more

‘Prophecy is Being Fulfilled’: Ancient Biblical Jerusalem Was Hidden for 2,000 Years Until Archeologist’s Incredible Find


Chris McGrath/Getty ImagesFor eons, people assumed that ancient biblical Jerusalem was part of the Old City, an area inside modern-day Jerusalem — but a British archeologist shattered that definitive claim 150 years ago when he made a discovery that had reportedly been hidden for nearly 2,000 years.

Anarina Heymann, outreach coordinator for the City of David, told CBN News about how archeologist Charles Warren “rediscovered the ancient biblical Jerusalem” and how that finding has transformed the understanding of the city that King David designated as his capital 3,000 years ago.

Heymann explained that the archeological findings at the site have helped “bring the Bible to life” and how she believes, in turn, prophecy is being fulfilled. In the end, she said the excavations as well as the Bible’s contents are coming together to give a full picture of Jerusalem’s past…. more

In late-night vote, Knesset passes law to hinder East Jerusalem withdrawal


The Times of Israel: Lawmakers approved a bill in the early hours Tuesday that requires a special two-thirds majority vote in the Knesset to relinquish any part of Jerusalem to the Palestinians under a future peace accord.

The bill passed its second and third readings by a majority of 64 in favor, 51 against, and one abstention.

The law, which was proposed by Jewish Home MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli and had the coalition’s backing, is designed to make it much harder to divide the city, which Israel claims as its undivided capital. The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. more …

Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: Despite President Trump’s bold stance declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the final status was left up to the parties, leaving the city open to be divided if the two parties agree.

“Today’s actions — recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announcing the relocation of our embassy — do not reflect a departure from the strong commitment of the United States to facilitating a lasting peace agreement. The United States continues to take no position on any final status issues. The specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem are subject to final status negotiations between the parties. The United States is not taking a position on boundaries or border.”

Keep in mind that East Jerusalem is where the temple mount is located and the bill passed last week by the Knesset makes it very difficult to divide east from west Jerusalem.

Despite the Israeli victory in 1967 the international community (UN, EU etc.) view East Jerusalem as Palestinian territory under Israeli military occupation. The same international community, as well as most Christian denominations and charities clearly take the side of the Palestinians.

Israeli law identifies Jerusalem as Israel’s “complete and united” capital. Period.

It is interesting to note here that only one Christian denomination, the evangelical movement of 18-19th century, which corresponds with the time Jewish people began making their 1st aliyah, the restoration of Hebrew as a language, the Church at Philadelphia (Rev. 3:7-13) and the beginning of Dispensational Theology:

Philadelphia led the church back to a:

  • Literal interpretation of Scripture
  • Pre-tribulation rapture
  • 1000-year literal reign of Christ on earth

So what does Bible prophecy have to say on the division of Jerusalem:

“Behold, the day of the Lord is coming,
And your spoil will be divided in your midst.
For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,
The houses rifled,
And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” Zechariah 14:1-2

The scene is late in the tribulation just before the triumphant return of Jesus. Gentile armies will have a fleeting taste of victory in a brief conquest of the city:

Then the Lord will go forth
And fight against those nations,
As He fights in the day of battle.” Zechariah 14:3

The Lord will go forth indicates a military campaign as the Lord leads the battle as a warrior against the forces of Antichrist:

“And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives …” Zechariah 14:4

With the victory, the world will enter the time of 1000 years of peace Revelation 20:1-4.

Israel Officially Withdraws From UNESCO, Director-General ‘Regrets’ The Decision’


JOL: Israel officially notified UNESCO of its withdrawal from the organization on Friday, which will take effect on December 31, 2018. It now joins the US, which announced its withdrawal in October, citing anti-Israel bias and need for reform in the organization.

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said that Israel has formally informed her of its withdrawal. “I regret this deeply,” Azoulay said on Friday. “It is my conviction that it is inside UNESCO and not outside it that states can best seek to overcome differences in the organization’s fields of competence.”

Last week, Israel’s envoy to UNESCO Carmel Shama spoke of the decision to leave the organization. “UNESCO broke all records of hypocrisy, incitement and lies against Israel and the Jewish people, Israel and the Jewish nation…should be the first to donate to this organization and the last to leave. However, in the ‘Theater of the Absurd’ that is UNESCO, sane countries have nothing to find.” more …

Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: That the UNESCO head regrets Israel’s decision to leave would be laughable if it were not tragic.

United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization is a non-governmental group in the service of international educational development history founded in 1921. UNESCO became interconnected with Israeli bias following World War II.

Fast Forward to the Barack Obama presidency:

On October 31, 2011 UNESCO voted to admit Palestine into the organization as its newest member. The United States Congress promptly responded by cutting off funding.

On September 30, 2016, President Obama spoke at the funeral of former Prime Minister Shimon Peres. A transcript released from the White House listed the location of the speech as:

Jerusalem Israel

Hours later a corrected transcript from the White House showed the location as:

Jerusalem Israel

A carefully choreographed, series of UNESCO votes followed designed to erase any Jewish connection to the Temple Mount:

  • October 13, 2016 UNESCO votes that there is no connection between the Temple Mount and Jerusalem
  • October 26, 2016 UNESCO adopts a second resolution denying Jewish connection to the Temple Mount

Obama remained silent.

July 7, 2017 UNESCO declared on a second vote that the ancient and hotly contested core of Hebron the burial place of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob and Leah, has no connection to Judaism.

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But this time a new US president was in charge and on October 12, 2017 the United States announced that it is withdrawing from UNESCO citing financial considerations, the need for reform and the organization’s “continuing anti-Israel bias”.

Both Judaism and Islam claim Abraham as their patriarch. The land that God granted to Abraham and his descendants after him (Genesis 17:7-8), however, was meant for Isaac and Jacob.

Ishmael and Esau were excluded from the deed.

UNESCO, Who are they?
Have you ever heard of UNESCO? Well this all got started when we began to read articles on how UNESCO fails to acknowledge Jewish ties to the Temple Mount. We wanted to know where they got the power to disconnect Jerusalem and the Temple Mount from Jewish cultural history….

Tenth of Tevet: The Seeds of Messiah Planted in the UN Jerusalem Vote


The Tenth of Tevet, a fast day that began Thursday morning, commemorates the beginning of the Greek siege of Jerusalem, an event one rabbi sees mirrored in the hateful United Nations vote last week that attempted to isolate Jerusalem from the world. In the spirit of one of the most venerated sages in Jewish history, this rabbi sees the UN vote as proof that the Third Temple will rise again.

On the tenth of Tevet in the year 3336 (425 BCE), the armies of the Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. This began the three-year process that led to the destruction of Solomon’s Temple and the Babylonian Exile lasting 70 years. To commemorate the day, Jews observe a day of fasting, mourning, and repentance. The fast begins at sunrise and ends at sunset.

Rabbi Shimon Apisdorf, an award-winning author and teacher for the Yeshiva of the Nations, sees the United Nations General Assembly vote last Thursday as a replay of an event recorded in the Talmud…. more