NEWS FROM ISRAEL
Iranian youths praise Khamenei, singing about Israel’s end
February 4, 2020 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Last month, on January 23, Iranian youths were filmed singing to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during its speech, Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported.
The youths began by praising Iran, saying that the country ‘has men that are second to none. Its honor and enthusiasm are unwavering. [Iran] has students who follow this path. It has the scream of ‘Death to America!’‘
‘Even if this country sinks in sanctions for 100 years, we will continue to be at war with the enemy. There will be no compromise and no surrender.’
‘America is waning,’ The youths also slammed the United States and Israel, adding that ‘Israel is facing its end. Well done, Gaza and Lebanon. A generation of heroes is joining the fray.’…” (Iran has a long history of calling for the destruction of Israel It will never happen. Almighty God has stated: “…I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off” – Isaiah 56:5. Everlasting means everlasting. God promised to Abraham in Genesis 22:17: “…in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the starts of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore…” “And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day. Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever” – Deuteronomy 4:37 – 40.)
Netanyahu warns of ‘resounding blow’ if Iran attacks Israel
January 8, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Speaking at the Kohelet Forum Conference in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned on Wednesday that Israel would strike a ‘resounding blow’ if attacked by arch foe Iran, as regional tensions soar after the US killing of a top Iranian general.
‘Anyone who attacks us will receive a resounding blow,’ the premier told the Kohelet Policy Forum conference in Jerusalem Wednesday, after Iran launched a salvo retaliatory missile strikes on bases used by US troops deployed to Iraq.
Netanyahu has described the target of last week’s US drone strike – Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards foreign operations arm — as a ‘terrorist-in-chief’.
‘Qassem Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of countless innocent people, he destabilized many countries for decades, he sowed fear and misery and anguish and he was planning much worse,’ Netanyahu said…” (Israel will never be destroyed. God has declared His love for Israel from its very beginning: “And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born. And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live… Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil” – Ezekiel 16:4 – 6; 9. Deuteronomy 7:6-8 states: “For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.” Despite the rantings and ravings of the world: “…let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance” – Psalm 83:4, God has promised: “…I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off” – Isaiah 56:5.)
European Union won’t recognize Israeli sovereignty over ‘territories occupied since 1967’
February 5, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “The European Union (EU) will not support implementation of US President Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ peace plan, EU High Representative and Vice-President Josep Borrell said in a Tuesday statement.
In the statement, Borrell said: ‘The European Union is fully committed to the transatlantic partnership and values all efforts to help find a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The EU recalls its commitment to a negotiated two-State solution, based on 1967 lines, with equivalent land swaps, as may be agreed between the parties, with the State of Israel and an independent, democratic, contiguous, sovereign and viable State of Palestine, living side by side in peace, security and mutual recognition – as set out in the Council Conclusions of July 2014.’
‘The US initiative, as presented on 28 January, departs from these internationally agreed parameters.’
In his statement Borrell also criticized the deal’s suggestions on the issues of borders, Jerusalem, and its management of the ‘refugee question.’…” (Genesis 15:18 states: “In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates” and in Joshua 1:4 we read: “From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.” These verses encompass all of the land modern Israel currently possesses, plus all of the land of the Palestinians (the West Bank and Gaza), plus some of Egypt and Syria, plus all of Jordan, plus some of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Israel currently possesses only a fraction of the land God has promised. See the next report.)
New UN resolution would condemn Israeli annexation
February 5, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “A draft United Nations Security Council resolution circulated on Tuesday condemned an Israeli plan to annex communities in Judea and Samaria, Reuters reports, in what is seen as a rebuke of US President Donald Trump’s peace plan.
The draft text, circulated to council members by Tunisia and Indonesia, would seemingly face a US veto.
Diplomats quoted by Reuters said negotiations on the text would likely begin later this week. Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas is expected to speak to the council next week about the plan, possibly coinciding with a vote on the draft resolution.
The discussion is also expected to include Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, and other members of the council…”