STATE DEPARTMENT DROPS ‘OCCUPIED’ FROM WEST BANK DESCRIPTION


JerusalemFor years, the international community and the U.S. government have described the West Bank in Israel as “occupied.”

That is, governed by Israel even though Palestinians claim ownership.

But just days ago, the U.S. State Department discontinued that description.

The agency’s new “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017, released Friday, assesses human rights in nearly 200 countries and territories.

“These reports are required by U.S. law and are used by a variety of actors including the U.S. Congress, the executive branch, and the judicial branch as a factual resource for decision making in matters ranging from assistance to asylum,” the department said.

There still is a reference to the “Israel-occupied Golan Heights,” but that same description for the West Bank has been dropped…. more

Matthew 5:37 HCSB But let your word ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one.

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Son of Man Can These Bones Live? You Know LORD


As I was preparing for our small group last night on Ezekiel 38-39, the War of Gog and Magog, I arranged my notes to begin with Ezekiel 37:1-11, ‘The Valley of the dry bones’.

I have to admit I was never really certain if the passage was about a specific prophecy, or about the almost 1900 years the Jewish people had been out of the land.

Then I came across this video celebrating the 70 years of Israel’s rebirth, and at 1:30 seconds, and 4:29 seconds into the video, it came to me that Ezekiel 37 could have been prophesying the Holocaust. There are clues in verse 9… more

Iran boasts that the date for Israel’s destruction has already been set


Jews News: Iranian Army Ground Forces commander Brig.-Gen. Kiumars Heidari has warned that Israel can no longer threaten the Islamic Republic.

As tensions continue to rise along Israel’s northern border, Heidari said Iran’s armed forces “are much more powerful than before” and that “the date has been set” for Israel’s destruction, according to official news agency Mehr. He was speaking in Tehran ahead of Iran’s Army Day. more …

Opinion by Bible Prophecy Tracker: It doesn’t take a prophecy watcher to see that the world is growing increasingly dangerous. Each April I have shared with you the research done by a Christian market trading adviser who studies cycles for clues on how markets will move.

I first found Insiide Track from Bill Koenig’s website http://www.watch.org who posted the events surrounding April 19-20 after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing April 15, 2013.

The following post is from Tuesday:

“Syria Sets Stage: Gold Corroborating…China Conflict Coming?”

“In the late-1990’s INSIIDE Track began a discussion on an uncanny cycle that has impacted America since her founding and has timed momentous, empire-shaping events dating back for millennia.  Among other things, this date has timed:
— First shot of Revolutionary War
— First shot of Civil War
— Start of Spanish/American War
— Failure of Bay of Pigs Invasion
 
That date – April 19 – is what I call the Date of Aggression.  It is the culmination of the Week of Aggression’ (April 12 – 19) & Month of Aggression’ (March 20/21 – April 19/20).   One of the natural reasons for this rise in aggression is the start of the Natural Year in the Northern Hemisphere.  The first month of the Natural Year begins on March 20/21 (vernal equinox/start of Spring) and lasts into April 19/20.
Thousands of years ago, this was the time ‘when kings went off to war’ – as described in the Old Testament of the Bible. 
It is the time when ancient Rome celebrated Tubilustrium – preparing the army for war with four days of aggressive & intentional bloodshed.
And in the millennia since then, this time period has consistently & repeatedly timed escalating acts of aggression as half of the globe comes back to life after the ‘containment’ of Winter.
As explained since the early-2000’s, that period – from March 20 – April 19 – often determines what the rest of the year will look like – in terms of war or peace.

Historically, this date times not only military battles, but financial, natural, & social upheaval as well.  If you expand the parameters a few days on each side of April 19, it also includes:

— Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
— Battle of San Jacinto (the final shot in the war for Texas independence)
— Thornton Affair (first shot in Mexican-American War)
— Doolittle Raid on Japan (America’s first ‘shot’ on the Japanese homeland in WWII)
— League of Nations dissolved
— End of Viet Nam conflict & fall of Saigon
— Operation Praying Mantis (1988; largest battle of surface warships since WWII)
 
And in recent times, a new type of battle has unfolded:
— Waco/Branch Davidian debacle
— Oklahoma City Bombing
— Columbine High School massacre
— Virginia Tech shooting
— Boston Marathon bombing
— Metcalf sniper attack

… and there is much, much more.

Due to over-arching long-term cycles (decades & centuries in duration), this Date of Aggression was/is projected to hold added significance in 2018 – 2021.  And now, as we approach this date, the US is engaged in battles on multiple fronts with Syria now taking center stage and risking all kinds of unintended (or intended) consequences that could spiral out of control in the coming months & years.  These actions have already validated the Month of Aggression and Week of Aggression… as we bear down on the Date of Aggression.  

While attention is focused on the Middle East, China is initiating war games in the Taiwan Strait… beginning on April 18, 2018!”

An End-Of-Days Guide to the Current Conflict in Syria


BIN: Rabbi Glazerson did a search and found the words “אסד רוצח” (Assad the murderer) in the book of Exodus. Connected to these words is the word “עמלק” (Amalek). He noted that just like the nation of Amalek attacked the weaker elements of the Children of Israel in the Exodus, the elderly and the very young, Assad’s chemical attack also targeted the weak. It was for this reason that Israel was commanded to battle Amalek forever.

He said, “It means, ‘Hand upon the throne of Hashem!’ Hashem will be at war with Amalek throughout the ages.” Exodus 17:16

“When [Assad] kills half-a-million of his people in the conventional way, nothing is done,” Rabbi Glazerson said in the video. “But when he attacks his people with chemical weapons, the United States and others attack. It is difficult to understand. Really, there should have been some reaction before. This is because people are beginning to realize the importance of Torah. This mean the Messiah will be coming soon to redeem us from these very cruel leaders.”

Rabbi Glazerson also found that in this code, the word ‘Amalek’ shares the letter “ע” (Ayin) which is included in the numerical letters of the current year on the Hebrew calendar, תשעח or 5778. This indicates, according to Glazerson that this murderous Amalek aspect of Assad would become even more apparent this year. more …

Opinion by Bible Prophecy Tracker: Assad as Amalek.

Bashar Hafez al-Assad was born in Damascus in 1965.  Al-Assad in Arabic means “the Lion“; Assad’s peasant paternal grandfather had changed the family name from Wahsh (meaning “Savage” or “Monster”) upon acquiring minor noble status in 1927.

In our e-book “Blood Feud” we mapped the movement of the bloodline of Amalek, Esau’s illegitimate grandson, from the time he attacked the Israelites after the Red Sea crossing to modern day terrorists. Syria is in his path. (Here is the link, then right click on Syria)

Assad is one of many Amaleks fulfilling the prophecy For he said, Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” (KJV)

Excerpt: Antichrist: The Search for Amalek: “This enemy of Israel bore the name Amalek (Hebrew ‘am, people or nation; and laqaq, to lap or lick) to denote the rapidity with which he moved against Israel, for like a swarm of locusts, he flew upon them; the name furthermore designated the purpose of this enemy, who came to lick the blood of Israel.”

Amalek was the son of Eliphaz and the concubine Timna, a Horite (Gen. 36:12; 1 Chron. 1:36). Esau’s grandson became the chief of the Edomite tribe (Gen. 36:16) and carried on where his grandfather left off.”

Esau took his wives and concubines from the surrounding pagan Gentile tribes, in violation of Abraham’s instructions. Esau hated his brother Jacob, who is Israel, so much that he vowed to kill him after their father Isaac died (Genesis 27:41), but never succeeded.

That hatred is so deep in the bloodline that it became manifest to the point of mass murder of Jews in at least one anti-Semite in every generation, as illustrated in our book Antichrist: The Search for Amalek.

In these last days, Amalek is showing up in more than one man.

If my theory is correct, the final Amalek from the line of Esau (Lev.17:11; Mal. 3:1-3; Rom. 9:13) will be indwelt by Satan in one called Antichrist, and will make his predecessors seem tame.

ISRAEL AT 70 – MATURE AND PROSPEROUS


I am on my way to Israel to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Jewish state. Having experienced many of Israel’s birthdays before, when the country was noticeably less mature or prosperous, this birthday is a special occasion. With all the glory attached to the coming of age, there are also sets of precedents that require caution and good judgment.

The number 70 has meaningful commutations in Jewish tradition. It recalls the 70-year Babylonian Exile that led to the start of the Second Jewish Commonwealth in 530 BCE. The return to the Land of Israel occurred through the Charter given by the Persian Emperor Cyrus the Great, allowing Jews who wished to return to “Jerusalem that is in Judah” and build a “House for the God of Heaven” to do so. Prime Minister Netanyahu, in praising Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, compared him to King Cyrus the Great. Similarly, President Harry Truman was told that in recognizing the Jewish state, he would become another King Cyrus for Jews everywhere.

Zerubbabel, a descendent of King David, led the first wave of returnees to Jerusalem. The second wave come with the Scribe Ezra (book of Ezra in the third portion of the Hebrew Bible called Ketuvim). The third stage of mass return to the land occurred with Nehemiah, a high official in the Persian Empire administration… more

Could Trees be the Greatest Threat to Israel?


While knives, car rammings, and bullets are often seen as the modern weapons of choice in Palestinian terrorism against Israel, according to agriculturalists and Israeli NGOs, trees could be the greatest threat to ensuring the future of Israel.

Yes, trees.

According to Regavim International Division Director Naomi Kahn, Israel is being blocked out of its own land in a “silent conquest.” The Palestinian Authority has been illegally planting trees in Area C, land under full Israeli control, with millions of euros financial backing from the European Union (EU) and a Norwegian NGO, which has affiliations with The Popular Front for the liberation of Palestine (a terrorist organization as described by Israel, the United States Canada, Australia, and even the EU itself)…. more

Preparing To Take Plunder and Booty From Israel


Ezekiel 38:12 to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land. 13 Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?””

The Old Testament speaks a lot about destroying the Israelites. When they were obedient to God then God protected them and they won wars, and when they were disobedient to God He handed them over to their enemies.

Israel is God’s chosen people therefore many despise and HATE Israel. The bible tells us in Psalm 83:4 They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”

They have been wanting to destroy Israel since the Old Testament. So what we are witnessing today is nothing new but of old. So, why do they want to wipe Israel out? Where does all this hate come from that began in the Old Testament to the news occurring today? Is it about the land? Is it about a god? Is it about power? What is this all about… more

Hamas Vows ‘Millions of Martyrs’ and Cash for Injuries and Deaths in New Gaza Border Clashes


JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—As expected, thousands of protesters backed by Hamas burned hundreds of tires, sending plumes of black smoke billowing over the border with Israel.

The Gaza Health Ministry reports seven Palestinian protesters died, at least one of them a member of a terror group, as the rioters tried for a second week to cross into Israel. They also claim several hundred were injured, but those numbers could not be confirmed.

The crowd appeared to be “significantly smaller,” according to Israeli Defense Forces estimates, than the 30,000 who took part last Friday in “March of Return” protests to take back Arab villages lost to Israel in the 1948 war…. more