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.”
Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
I am watching the Middle East very closely. It appears that Saudi Arabia has no choice but war with Iran. With the fall of ISIS, the way is now clear for Iran to move its army into Syria which will threaten Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Iran is very aggressive throughout the region and the Saudis are backed into a corner.
If Iran moves it army into Syria or attacks Saudi Arabia, Israel will be forced to attack Iran which also means Hezbollah and Hamas. Israel can’t let Iran defeat Saudi Arabia. This war will drag Egypt into it.
No matter what keep you eyes fixed on the Lord Jesus coming for his bride!… read more
By Hal Lindsey
In its heyday, ISIS conquered large swaths of territory. Al-Qaeda and other terror groups have controlled pockets of land here and there, but not like ISIS. For a couple of years, ISIS was building a country. More precisely, they were building a caliphate.
In 2014, ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, made the claim that his genealogy went back to Mohammed himself — a requirement for a true caliph. His followers began using the title “Caliph” to address and describe him. They called him, “Commander of the Believers.” They saw him as the leader of all Muslims. ISIS changed names. It became simply “The Islamic State.”
Thankfully, all that is disappearing now. ISIS controls territory in Syria and Iraq, but less every day. Their hope of a grand future is dying. Young people from all over the world came to Syria and Iraq, eager to join “a great cause.” Thousands of them now lie in mass graves.
Our military commanders correctly remind us that there is much to be done. But the fearsome ISIS war machine long ago lost momentum, then began to lose its lands. In July, Iraqi forces retook the ISIS stronghold of Mosul. A few days ago, a U.S.-backed group called the “Syrian Democratic Forces” took over Raqqa in Syria. That had been the defacto capital of ISIS…. read more
Amir gives a crucial update on IDF strikes on a Syrian nuclear weapons factory overnight. The strike is the most significant since Israel destroyed a Syrian-N. Korean nuclear reactor in 2007.
The Islamic Republic of Iran seems to be working overtime to increase its influence in the Gaza Strip on Israel’s southern border and in Syria and Lebanon in the north.
It’s not as if much has changed; rather, the rabid hatred of the Jewish state by Islamists appears to be reshaping what has been brewing below the surface for decades.
The passage of the Iranian nuclear deal in July 2015, supported and promoted by former U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration, provided Iran with a financial windfall that has benefitted the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime in Syria and Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip…. read more