Zechariah 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
‘JERUSALEM–Israel is revising military options for a possible clash with Iran, an Israeli newspaper reported on Thursday, as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s government braces for differences with the incoming US administration on Iranian nuclear policy.
US President Donald Trump delighted Netanyahu by quitting the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposing sanctions on it that had been lifted in return for limits on activities that could potentially produce nuclear weapons in the future.
Tehran responded by breaching many of those restrictions. US President-elect Joe Biden wants to rejoin the deal if Tehran, which denies seeking the bomb, returns to strict compliance.
Israel, alarmed by Iranian rhetoric that claims it should not exist, is wary of the softer line, even though threats of US military action from Trump did not curtail Iran’s nuclear moves.
A front-page article in Israel’s largest-circulation daily said the military is crafting three options to “undermine Iran’s nuclear efforts or, if need be, counter Iranian aggression, which will soon be presented to the government.”
The paper, Israel Hayom, did not cite any sources. But it went on to quote Defence Minister Benny Gantz as saying: “Israel needs to have a military option on the table.”
Israel has long had plans in place to counter Iran. The article appeared designed to signal that these were now being updated.
During the tenure of former US President Barack Obama, which championed diplomacy with Iran, Israel occasionally threatened preventive airstrikes against Iranian nuclear sites.
Some US officials at the time doubted that Israel, whose advanced military includes a reputed nuclear arsenal, could effectively hit Iranian targets that are distant, dispersed and well-defended.
Israeli officials have voiced hope that Biden will maintain Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Tehran, involving tough sanctions, until the Iranian nuclear programme is dismantled.
But one of them, Israeli Finance Minister Israel Katz, acknowledged on Army Radio: “There are disputes (with Biden) regarding the perspective on Iran, and of course that will prove challenging.”
Katz sounded encouraged by Biden’s intent to include Iran’s ballistic missile programme in any re-negotiation of the nuclear deal. Biden’s pick for US national security adviser Jake Sullivan signalled openness to consulting “regional players” — a possible allusion to Israel — during a January 3 interview with CNN
The following is from an Australian Muslim web site but the article was written by an American Muslim that undoubtedly disagrees with or even hates President Trump and loves Leftist Joe Biden. There’s no surprise in this but within the article you will see the Muslim hate for Christians, Jews and Hindus. Islam is another tool of that old Serpent found first in Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Here’s the Muslim’s view of President Trump and his legacy.
‘The chaotic US Presidency of Trump will be ending soon, but the damage he has caused inside the country and abroad will linger on resulting in a divided America and polarised world. On the day of the failed ‘coup’ on Wednesday 6 January 2021, white supremacist supporters of Trump, Christian evangelists, Hindutva fascists, and Zionist extremists, hoisting their respective flags walked in the chambers of democracy with the possible intent to murder Democratic members of Congress and a few Republicans. The threat of violence from armed Trump supporters in Washington DC and all 50 US states leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday 20 January has lead to the mobilisation of US troops on advice from FBI.
Now that the US Congress has voted to charge Trump with “inciting violence against the government of the United States” for his role in encouraging the rioters who stormed the US Capitol last week, a trial will be held in the Senate where a two-thirds majority will be required to convict Trump, needing the support of 17 Republicans voting with all the Democrats.
From left Netanyahu, Trump, Modi: Buddies across borders.
The Police have so far learned of at least three more potentially gruesome demonstrations planned in the coming days, with one plot to encircle the US Capitol and assassinate people considered Trump’s enemies.
Such plots are impossible without the help of Trump-supporting congressional staff.
The noted documentary maker, Michel Moor, gave a detailed account of the Capitol terror attack in a brief write-up. Here are his seven conclusions.
1. This attack on the Capitol was an Inside Job. Some Republican members of Congress and their staff assisted the mob in getting into and through the Capitol building.
2. Various law enforcement elements also assisted in the attack, as rogue cops and current and ex-military were from around the country. Current members of the NYPD and the Seattle police force are in footage as part of the mob. Officials also identified active-duty troops participating in the attack – plus a police chief and a sheriff – as members of the group. The guy inside the House chamber carrying the large number of police-grade handcuff zip-ties is a retired Lt. Colonel.
3. Trump was the ringleader and the inciter – and when some officials made cries of help to him to send in the National Guard to protect the Capitol and the elected representatives, he refused.
4. The attack was a dry run for more violent attacks the terrorists are planning to launch before the Inauguration.
5. Many Republican Congress members tell their staff to stay home on Wednesday “for their safety.” Everyone knew there would be trouble. Yet, stunningly, 1,900 Capitol Police were told to stay home on Wednesday. Only 400 reported to work.
6. So far, the officials did not charge the arrested terrorists as domestic terrorists. “Trespassing” is the most common charge.
7. White supremacists were everywhere in the mob. Some wore T-shirts proclaiming, “6 Million Was Not Enough.” The U.S. military and police departments across the country have many white supremacists and hard-core racists.
Moore is not the only one who discovered the plot. Anyone watching the terrorists invading the Capitol figured that out. They knew the entry points; they knew the stairwell of Congress. They knew the chambers of congress members as if someone had briefed them about it. They had a plan and were willingly carrying it out.
The President, his family, and trusted friends were watching it on television to await the news of the murder of a few Democrats and Republicans to declare a state of emergency and impose martial law to save the Republic.
In the crowd were people who had sided with Trump during the last four years. One such group comprised of Hindutva fascists, the Indian PM Modi supporters, who had endorsed Trump in the Howdy Modi rally in his official capacity. He proudly told his Hindu fans in Houston in 2019, “Abki Bar, Trump Sarkar” (Elect Trump this time).
In several Hindu temples, special religious ceremonies (havan) took place before the November 3 election seeking Trump’s deities. Angry at the loss of Trump, the Hindu fascists, carrying India’s national flag were present among the terrorists, cheering and inciting the crowd. For them, Trump was a reincarnation of Vishnu. It did not bother them that they were not yet the citizens of the country.
Christian evangelists believe that Trump is the Jesus with a mission to turn the US into a white nation in large numbers with religious symbols holding the Bible and praising the Lord. They received grants from their churches or wealthy donors to travel to DC to bring about revolution.
Many of these religious fanatics were from law enforcement agencies or veterans with combat training. When Guiliani incited the crowd and assured them of a trial by combat, he was appealing to ex-servicemen and women to be part of the terrorist mob. Those who climbed the walls of buildings, broke the windows had come intending to kill. Some got killed.
Zionist extremists hoisting Israeli flags were also part of the crowd with their plan. After all, a Zionist extremist was the son-in-law of the President involved in ensuring the interests of the apartheid state in the Trump administration while coercing some Arab regimes into normalising relations with Israel.
Zionist extremists such as the gambling Tzar, Sheldon, believe that the Democratic Administration could plot for the removal of Netanyahu while giving some concessions to the Palestinians. They view Christian evangelists as an ally for creating a greater Israel.
Should these Congress women merely be reprimanded or tried for treason?
‘Congress should reprimand three of its members for participating with financiers of Islamic terrorism in a conference sponsored by an anti-Semitic group with deep ties to Hamas, the Palestinian extremist group that calls for eradicating the state of Israel. The legislators who joined forces with the extremists over the Thanksgiving weekend include Ilhan Omar and Betty McCollum of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. All are Democrats with a history of supporting anti-Semitism. Omar and Tlaib are the first two Muslim women in Congress and their tenure as elected officials has been marred with tremendous controversy.
The powwow they recently starred in was bankrolled by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), a Virginia-based group that advocates for Palestinian rights and claims to educate the public about the just cause of Palestine. The lineup at the recent event read like a “who’s who for the Muslim Brotherhood,” according to a nonprofit dedicated to exposing the threat of radical Islam and other extremist ideologies. The respected Washington D.C.-based group, Clarion Project, published a poster advertising the conference which featured an array of terror financiers and anti-Semites. They include Tarek Hammoud, who has well-documented connections to Hamas and Kifah Mustapha, a prolific fundraiser for radical Islamist groups with deep ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Hamoud is the executive director of the Palestinian Return Center (PRC), a Hamasfront in the United Kingdom. PRC regularly hosts Hamas leaders, including Ismail Haniyeh, a former prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority. Mustapha is the chairman of Muslim American Society Institute of Chicago (MAS) and was embroiled in the Holy Land Foundation terror funding case, according to court documents. An imam at a Chicago-area mosque, Mustapha is a member of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee and was a Holy Land Foundation officer. The Holy Land Foundation is a Hamas front group prosecuted by the U.S. for funding terrorism. In 2008 five of the group’s leaders were convicted in Texas on 108 counts for funneling more than $12 million to Hamas. The government considered it the largest victory against terrorist financing since the 9/11 attacks. A year before the verdicts Judicial Watch published a special report on Muslim charities that includes alarming information about the Holy Land Foundation.
At the Thanksgiving weekend event, the three federal lawmakers rubbed elbows with an assortment of terrorist supporters and funders. AMP was founded in 2006 by a University of California, Berkeley professor, Hatem Bazian, who is an anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activist. He also founded a group called Students for Justice in Palestine, whose members are notorious for intimidating and harassing Jewish and pro-Israel students on college campuses around the U.S. Bazian, who still operates AMP, has employed an array of terrorist financiers to help run his group, according to congressional documents obtained by the Clarion Project. At least five AMP officials previously served with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s pro-Hamas Palestine Committee. The Palestine Committee was a secret body set up to advance the Brotherhood/Hamas agenda in America. Bazian has proclaimed that Muslim-Americans must follow in the footsteps of the “uprising in Iraq,” which was against American soldiers, and the “intifada in Palestine” by starting an intifada in the U.S. that changes the country’s political dynamics.
‘The two Democratic candidates in Georgia campaigned over the weekend with a congressman who called Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria “termites” and recently compared President Donald Trump to Hitler.
Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are vying for the two Senate seats in Georgia’s runoff election that will take place on January 5. They campaigned over the weekend with Congressman Hank Johnson, who compared Jews living in Judea and Samaria to “termites.”
If a Biden/Harris administration is inaugurated in January, 2021 there will be Obama changes in all areas including Israel and its enemies. For example, ‘A Palestinian-American who has been characterized as a terrorist sympathizer has been appointed as Chief of Staff for the White House Office of Legislative Affairs.
In 2002, Reema Dodin described Palestinian suicide bombings as “the last resort of a desperate people,” during a public presentation in Lodi, CA, according to the Lodi News-Sentinel.
“The American public has a history of being a fair-minded people, but the information the public is getting is biased, awful and wrong. If you’re going to present this information to the public, you need to do it in a holistic manner,” said Dodin.
The presentation was conducted during the Second Intifada, which was the second Palestinian uprising against Israel.
The uprising lasted from 2000 to 2005 and resulted in 741 Israeli civilian deaths, according to The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights.
The year prior, Dodin participated in a demonstration at her alma mater UC Berkeley that compared Israel to an apartheid state and called for Berkeley to dispossess Israel, according to the Berkeley Daily Planet.
“She is the daughter of Palestine and her origins are Palestinian,” Dodin’s uncle, Ahmed Dodin told Anadolu Agency.
Ahmed expressed hopes that the appointment “will be good for her and her mother country.”
Yet, to me ‘The dichotomy over the U.S. elections between Jews in America and Jews in Israel is stark and startling. While over 70% of U.S. Jews supported the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, almost 70% of Israeli Jews prefer the GOP incumbent, Donald Trump.
It is, of course, not hard to understand the Israeli position. After all, despite Trump’s sometimes unendearing personal demeanor, he has produced a long list of highly favorable policy decisions for Israel that began to fundamentally change the Middle East and the basic parameters of the Arab-Israeli conflict—including: Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; moving the U.S. embassy to the city; defunding URWA (The United Nations Relief & Works Agency, which perpetuates the Palestinian-Arab refugee problem); cutting funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA); acknowledging the legality of Jewish communities in Judea-Samaria (aka “West Bank”); recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the strategically vital Golan Heights; and pulling out of the perilously defective Iran nuclear deal—imposing harsh sanctions on Tehran’s tyrannical theocracy, and driving its faltering economy to the brink of collapse.
On the other hand, fathoming U.S. Jewry animus to Trump is considerably more difficult. Indeed, putting aside for the moment Trump’s robust support for their kinfolk in the Jewish nation-state, one might have reasonably expected that many domestic policy initiatives launched by Trump would have been eagerly embraced by much of the U.S. Jewish community, who traditionally subscribe to Left-leaning liberal political views.
‘Palestinians, desperate for a Biden victory’
After all, Trump introduced prison reform, and brought unemployment to record lows for minorities. Likewise, he appointed the first woman ever to head the CIA, the second woman ever as Secretary of Homeland Security, and a woman to the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. Despite fierce opposition from large drug manufacturers, he has pushed for lower prices for prescription drugs, signing several executive orders towards this goal.
All of these should have militated toward drawing greater support from the wider Jewish electorate. Nonetheless, the overwhelming majority of U.S. Jews chose to adhere to their almost Pavlovian anti-GOP knee-jerk reaction.
But it is in the field of foreign relations that U.S. Jewish backing of a Biden presidency bodes particularly ill. For while the Trump administration was prepared to confront Israel’s principal enemies with firm resolve, it appears that a Biden administration leans towards charting a course that would be far more considerate of Israel’s foes—and far more compliant in meeting their demands.
Indeed, one election day headline proclaimed “Palestinians, desperate for a Biden victory, hold their breath as America votes”
Jamess 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
I don’t think you would have caught Abraham at a BLM protest. However, ‘A group of Jewish Americans who showed up in solidarity of the Black Lives Matter movement in Philadelphia were taunted and assaulted by rioters, according to a video circulating on social media.
The protestors told the Jewish men to “get the f*** out of here” and one Jewish man was shoved by a protester as he tried to leave.
The man, who seems to be the one videoing the scene, calls the Jewish men “Amalek.”
“Amalek! Amalek! What y’all doing down here,” he says.
‘Amalekites’ are considered enemies to Jews within Jewish tradition.
‘Millions of people are now clamoring for paper masks to cover their mouths and noses while thousands of healthcare and public service workers are wearing full Hazmat suits. The new Coronavirus – now officially known as SARS-CoV-2 – has had a devastating effect in China this winter of 2020.
What can we learn from this plague in regard to biblical and creation truth? Apart from being another example of a creation fallen from innocence and perfection because of sin, the Bible has much to say about it that is relevant. In Leviticus chapter 11, the Bible presented the Jewish people with dietary laws for animals. These laws were ceremonially important for honoring God and remembering the people’s place before Him. But we know today that these principles from the Bible were filled with keen insight and prophetic foreknowledge in their understanding of health science and disease prevention.
And while the ceremonial aspects of these dietary rules were replaced by New Testament freedoms (see Acts 10:9-28), the fact is that important medical and health wisdom predating modern science is reflected in these laws! For example, warnings appear throughout Leviticus 11 about handling dead carcasses, including water and any objects which contacted the carcasses – something medicine lost sight of until modern germ theory in the 19th century.
Though many people now think that SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus originated as a biological weapon, the official explanation is that it started in a “live wildlife” market in Wuhan, China. We are told that the virus got its start from people who were eating bats. Interestingly, in Leviticus 11:13-19, “bats” are listed along with 19 unclean birds which “shall not be eaten” as “they shall be an abomination unto you”. The last phrase is also translated “a detestable thing and abhorrent to you”.
Bats are known to host up to 137 different kinds of viruses – the most well-known one being rabies. These include over 60 “zoonotic” viruses (viruses which can be transferred to other species). Bats and rodents (prohibited in Leviticus 11:29) carry the most such viruses of any animals. The viruses can make the leap to humans through an intermediate species such as dogs and cats (also prohibited because they are animals that walk on their “paws”. They eat the meat of other unclean animals and thereby ingest more pathogens which can be transferred through their own meat. In addition, of course, the unclean animals of Leviticus 11 are eaten directly by humans, especially in parts of the world which do not have a biblical tradition.
Viruses are difficult for the immune system to contend with because they disguise themselves by hiding within the body’s own cells – a cell “uniform” which the immune system’s “soldiers” have learned to overlook. The thing that keeps us alive against the ravages of infections and other “uncleanness” is the blood’s immune system. And with viruses, the immune system must “train” and deploy the special B- and T-lymphocyte immune system cells to become like specially trained commandos to recognize and neutralize the virus-infected cells.
As the Bible puts it, “the life of the flesh is in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11). This biblical statement is true on many levels. It is true on the surface as well as on a deeply spiritual level. We can make the connection between our own blood carrying life-giving oxygen and nutrition to our whole body with our incredible immune system manufactured with and carried by the blood throughout our bodies, knocking out the pathogens which would otherwise quickly bring death. And then there is the wonderful renewing love, joy, and peace of spiritual life brought with the blood of Christ cleansing us from spiritual infection (sin)!
Viruses mutate. And this makes them able to re-infect people. But the truth is, contrary to the assumptions of evolution, such mutations – as with any mutation – will be far less likely to survive. This fact – that mutations are at best equally viable but most frequently weaker members of a species – is a key reason why evolution is impossible. Mutations do not advance a species and make it more genetically complex. Mutations result in the loss of genetic information in the same way that a random disturbance of the letters in the words of a book will detract from what is being said rather than adding information to the sentences.
The overwhelming probabilities of increasing entropy (disorder) applied to genetics prevents any fluke positive mutation from ever accumulating and surviving into a more “advanced” species or even so-called “transitional” species. This is why there are no transition species in the fossil record, and the rarities that are claimed as such are fraudulent or otherwise dubious.
The viral epidemic in China has made things difficult, not only for victims of the virus, but for Xi Jinping, President for Life and communist dictator of China since 2013. He has been leading a renewed effort of totalitarian oppression of freedoms, including bulldozing churches and rolling back Christian freedoms in China – which has seen many converts since relaxation in the 1980s of Mao Tse Tung’s oppressive tactics. But communism, supported by evolutionism, has taken its toll. And according to mission groups, China has over 60% of the world’s “Religiously Unaffiliated” people (i.e., atheists, agnostics). The “good thing” about this new virus is that it has further exposed the deficits of communism to China’s population, in spite of tight control over the internet and censorship of expression.