Amir gives an important Middle East current events update on Kurdish and Turkish developments, the Palestinians, Pence’s visit to Israel and much more.
Turkey INVADES Syria – tanks and soldiers cross the border
Forces entered the country’s Afrin province today just 24 hours after pounding the region with airstrikes.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reportedly said they are targeting US-backed Kurdish fighters.
Shocking pictures show dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles crossing over the border in a terrifying display of military might…. more
Reports claim airstrikes and ground-to-ground rocket attacks overnight; Syrian army claims it intercepted several of the rockets, warns Israel against further terrorism, claims it is “prepared to deal with these attacks”; IDF refuses to comment; PM: Israel has a longstanding policy to prevent the transfer of game-changing weapons to Hezbollah in Syrian territory. This policy has not changed. We back it up, if necessary, with action.
The Syrian Army reported 3 separate Israeli airstrikes and ground-to-ground missiles attacks outside of Damascus overnight. Rebel forces reported that the strikes had targeted the Syrian army’s 55th Artillery Regiment. The base was known to be storing long-range and Scud missiles.
According to the Syrian Army, the airstrikes were carried out on the Al-Qutayfah outside of Damascus, the first taking place at 2:40 am by airstrikes. It claimed the attacks were carried out from Lebanese airspace, reporting “Close to 2:40 am, the Israel Air Force fired a number of missiles over Lebanese territory at the Al-Qutayfah suburbs of the capital of Damascus. Our air defense systems responded and hit one of the planes (jets).”…. more
Reports surface of airstrikes Friday night on Iranian military base near Al-Kiswa, not far from Damascus; Lieberman: We will not allow Iranian entrenchment in Syria, nor will we allow Syria to become a front line against the State of Israel, Dec. 2, 2017.
Israel reportedly carried out airstrikes on an Iranian military base outside of Damascus Friday night. The reports, which first surfaced from Arab media sources in Lebanon followed by Syria claim the strikes were carried out from Lebanese airspace targeting an Iranian military base in Al-Kiswa, not far from Damascus.
Israeli jets were reported to have fired air-to-surface missiles at the target, Syria’s air defense system firing missiles at the jets in retaliation….. read more
The same multinational group that recreated the Palmyra Victory Arch and sent it on a world tour has now recreated a statue of Athena, the Roman goddess of war, for an exhibit in the United Nations, an organization that claims to be working towards world peace but which one rabbi likens to modern-day paganism.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially inaugurated the Digital Archaeology Exhibition, “The Spirit in the Stone”, at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City last Thursday. The UAE, the Italian mission to the UN, and the Institute of Digital Archaeology (IDA) cooperated in re-creating a statue of the Roman goddess Athena for the exhibit.
The original Athena statue stood in Palmyra, Syria, until it was destroyed by ISIS in 2015. The UAE announcement described the goddess as “synonymous with reason, refuge and the rule of law, all of the same values on which that historic institution was built,” but the statue depicts Athena in her classic pose grasping a spear, belying her prominent role as the Roman goddess of war…. read more
Russian strikes on Islamic State stronghold Deir Az Zor hit residential building, killing 53 civilians; Strikes following Russian, Iranian and Turkish claim that new political process to begin given military success, Nov. 27, 2017.
The Russian military carried out airstrikes in Syria Sunday morning killing 53 civilians according to initial reports.
The airstrike targeted Deir Az Zor, one of the Islamic State’s last strongholds in Syria. According to Arab media and human rights organization reports, the strikes hit a residential building, killing 53 civilians, 21 of which were children.
A reported 25 were killed in shelling between Syrian army and opposition forces in Hougta outside of Damascus on Sunday, reports claiming a total of over 80 civilian deaths on Sunday alone…. read more
EIRUT – The Lebanese president appeared to defend Hezbollah as necessary to resist Israel on Monday, after an Arab League statement accused the group of terrorism and noted it is part of Lebanon’s coalition government.
“Israeli targeting still continues and it is the right of the Lebanese to resist it and foil its plans by all available means,” President Michel Aoun’s office quoted him as saying in a Tweet.
The heavily armed Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah, formed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, fought Israel’s occupation of Lebanon in the early 1980s and says its weapons are still needed against Israel.
Saudi Arabia, a regional rival of Iran, opposes Hezbollah’s role as a military force in Syria and has accused it of helping the Houthi group in Yemen and militants in Bahrain…. read more
Presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia to meet on Syria and regional developments next week; Russia vetoes renewing UN inquiry on Syrian army chemical weapons attacks; Russia: We condemn chemical weapons use, Nov. 17, 2017.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks on Syria with his counterparts from Turkey and Iran next week, the Kremlin announcing the summit Thursday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will arrive in Sochi on Wednesday, November 22. According to Russian media, the talks will center on Syria, Kurdish forces and regional developments.
The summit will follow Russia casting its tenth veto of the United Nations Security Council on a resolution to renew inquiry into the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons…. read more
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JOL: Hours after the Russian foreign minister denied that his country was working to withdraw the Iranian presence from Syria, US President Trump and Russian President Putin agree on a partition map for Syria which will allow Iran to establish a military presence just 3 miles from the border with Israel.
Hours after the Russian foreign minister denied that his country was working to withdraw the Iranian presence from Syria, US President Trump and Russian President Putin agree on a partition map for Syria which will allow Iran to establish a military presence just 3 miles from the border with Israel. more…
Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: The headline should read: The Road To Gog and Magog.
At the appointed time, Russia and Iran will bring Turkey and attack Israel from the north. Turkey’s long standing relationships with the Islamic North African nations of Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and Libya will bring troops from the south to attack Israel in a war to take massive wealth.
Ezekiel’s war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38-39) will be so massive and over so quickly (Ez. 38:18-23) that the nations of the world will be astonished. But none will be more so than Israel. Because it is this war that will bring the true sons of Jacob (Israel), back to a covenant relationship with God.
“So the house of Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God from that day and forward.” Ezekiel 39:22.
When that happens a temple will be necessary, and a rising world leader will provide one, Daniel 9:27.
What impeccable timing. Israel and a Christ-rejecting world are about to be put through the worst 7 years that mankind will ever experience (Matthew 24:21).
But Israel will be saved (Romans 10:26).
Matthew 24:15-16 provides a clue:
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”
Only the true sons of Jacob, the house of Israel, will heed Jesus’ instructions and turn to Him (Zechariah 12:10).
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”