News from Israel and the Middle East

Jordan’s Abdullah: Peace talks failure will drag U.S. into new Mideast war

Haaretz reports: “If peace talks fail, the United States will be involved in another Middle East war, Jordan’s King Abdullah told talk show host John Stewart.

On his satirical news show program, The Daily Show, Stewart asked Abdullah for his opinion on the role of the U.S. in the Mideast.

‘The lack of ability in moving the Israeli-Palestinian process forward’ as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are ‘weakening the moderates,’ Abdullah said. ‘If we don’t solve this problem, you’re going to be in the fight as much as we are.’

When asked about Jordan’s role in the region Abdullah joked that he was ‘in between Iraq and a hard place.’

He spoke about Jordan’s vested interest in the success of the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

‘Their future security is our security,’ Abdullah said. ‘We have a vested interest to bring a win-win for everyone here.’

The direct peace talks are set to face their biggest challenge yet in the coming days, when Israel’s moratorium on building in West Bank settlements is set to expire…” (Strange that Jordon’s King predicts a new Mid East war for the U.S. at the same time President Obama states: “We are not at war with Islam and will never be at war with Islam”. Please look up Daniel 11:40; Isaiah 17:1; Ezekiel 38:5-7; and Psalm 83:3-7.)

Egypt president warns of ‘global terror’ if Mideast peace talks fail

Haaretz reports: “Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has warned that a failure in Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations would lead to ‘violence and terrorism’ across the world.

In an interview with the journal of the Egyptian armed forces, given to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, he said he has told several leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that ‘if the peace process collapses, violence and terrorism will erupt in the Middle East and all over the world.’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to convene his forum of top ministers Tuesday to discuss extending Israel’s moratorium on West Bank settlement construction for another 60 days.

Israel initially halted construction for 10 months only, which ended on September 26. But the Palestinians have said they would not continue the recently resumed negotiations unless Israel agreed to halt construction again. The Obama administration has urged Israel to reconsider its rejection of this demand.

The concession for a 60-day freeze would be in exchange for a series of U.S. guarantees regarding Israel’s negotiations with the Palestinians…” (President Mubarak agrees with Jordan’s leader in the previous article. When it becomes global it will be titled “Armageddon” – Revelation 16:16.)

Obama to warn UN of alternatives to Mideast peace

Haaretz reports: “U.S. President Barack Obama is due to speak at the United Nations’ annual ministerial meeting in New York, and express the urgency for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

‘If an agreement is not reached, Palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. Israelis will never know the certainty and security that comes with sovereign and stable neighbors who are committed to co-existence,’ Obama will tell the UN General Assembly, according to excerpts released ahead of his planned speech.

‘The hard realities of demography will take hold. More blood will be shed. This Holy Land will remain a symbol of our differences, instead of our common humanity.’

Obama expressed deep hope in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the imminent establishment of a Palestinian state.

‘When we come back here next year, we [could] have an agreement that will lead to a new member of the United Nations – an independent state of Palestine, living in peace with Israel.’

The U.S. president defended Israel’s right to exist, and expressed the United States’ support for its ally.

‘Those who long to see an independent Palestine rise must stop trying to tear Israel down,’ Obama said.

‘Israel’s existence must not be a subject for debate. Israel is a sovereign state, and the historic homeland of the Jewish people,’ Obama said. ‘It should be clear to all that efforts to chip away at Israel’s legitimacy will only be met by the unshakeable opposition of the United States.’…” (Not only is Israel a state Mr. President, but the land in its totality belongs to Israel. This is mentioned 120 times in God’s Holy Word – Ezekiel 36:24, 37:11, 12; Amos 9:15. Israel is mentioned over 2,200 times in the Old Testament, faced the Diaspora in 70 AD, was held captive for 1,900 years and regained their land and returned the original name of Israel to God’s Chosen People on May 14, 1948.)

Islamic Movement: Israeli Arabs will reject peace achieved by current PA leaders

Haaretz reports: “Israeli Arabs will reject any future peace achieved under the current Palestinian Authority leadership, the deputy leader of the Islamic Movements’ northern branch said at a rally in Umm al-Fahm.

The comment by the Islamic Movement official came against the backdrop of recently relaunched direct peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, with a possible breakdown in negotiations feared over the September 26 expiration date of Israel’s 10-month-long settlement freeze.

Speaking at a rally titled ‘Al-Aqsa in danger’ Sheikh Kamel Khatib said that Israeli Arabs would not recognize a potential peace deal signed by the current PA leadership, saying no one authorized them ‘to speak in our name.’

Calling out to the Palestinian negotiators, Khatib said Arab Israelis ‘will stomp on any paper or signature which you agree to on our behalf – we will not recognize it.’

Khatib also rejected Russian-born Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s proposition, according to which a future peace deal would involve the exchange of land between Israel and the Palestinians, saying that the only swap he would agree to would be one which would see Lieberman ‘return to his country while refugees in Syria and Lebanon return to their homeland.’

The Islamic Movement strongman also claimed Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque was in danger, adding that those who covet Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa ‘will not stop there,’ saying the holy cities of Mecca and Medina were also under the threat of a foreign takeover…” (Peace will eventually come to the Mid-East, but only for 42 months and then all hell will break loose – Daniel 9:24; I Thessalonians 5:3.)

Pakistani plea: Make Obama supreme Islamic leader

WorldNetDaily.com reports: “A Pakistani newspaper is quoting one of the country’s ministers as stating he wants President Obama to offer Muslim prayers at Ground Zero and become the ‘Caliph,’ or ruler, of the Islamic nation.

‘The coming Eid would expectedly be observed on 9/11; this a golden opportunity for President Obama to offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero and become Amir-ul-Momineen or Caliph of Muslims. In this way, all the problems of Muslim World would be solved,’ stated Minister of State for Industries and Productions Ayatullah Durrani, according to Pakistan’s The Nation newspaper.

The newspaper reported Durrani called its offices and argued the Muslim world was in ‘dire need’ of a supreme leader and that the position would earn Obama the exemplary titles of what Durrani termed ‘Mullah Barrack Hussain (sic) Obama,’ or ‘Allama Obama.’

‘The time is approaching fast. Barrack Hussain Obama must act now. This is a golden opportunity, Muslims badly need it,’ added Durrani, according to the newspaper.

Duranni reportedly stated that Obama becoming supreme Islamic leader would be the ‘key to success.’…” (Why would a Muslim nation desire a Christian American President? Something is extremely fishy between Islam and Obama, your guess is as good as mine – Amos 3:3 – “Can two walk together except they be in agreement?”)

‘Al-Aqsa’ being built for Ahmadinejad

YnetNews.com reports: “The Lebanese people will soon have an Al-Aqsa mosque of their own, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

The mosque, to be built a few hundred meters from the border with Israel, is being constructed in honor of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s upcoming visit.

Construction is nearing its end in the village of Maroun al-Ras, with the structure being made to look exactly like its Jerusalem prototype – including the golden dome on top. But there is one glaring difference: An Iranian flag, a tribute to its sponsor.

Bulldozers and cranes have been working for months on the site, which will also include a boardwalk and a lookout point from which Ahmadinejad plans to throw a symbolic stone at Israel. The president will also inaugurate the mosque.

‘It is unbelievable that Iranian money has made its way to the entrance of our home. It is very worrying,’ says Shimon Biton, head of the council of Avivim, a town located just a few hundred meters from the new mosque.

‘From our bitter experience we are sure that during the next war this site will be used as a foremost Hezbollah outpost. I am certain that bunkers and military storerooms have been built underneath it.’…” (Read once again the final paragraph of this report. Jesus warned of wars and rumors of wars and how His people, the Jews would suffer – Matthew 24:6, 7, 9; John 15:2; and John in Revelation 12:13.)

IRGC Official Terms Iran “Most Powerful Country in Middle-East”

The Fars News Agency reports: “A senior Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) official described Iran as the most powerful country in the Middle-East region, reiterating that enemies are fearful of Tehran’s deterrent power.

‘Iran is the most powerful country in the Middle-East,’ Supreme Leader’s Deputy Representative to the IRGC Mojtaba Zonnour said.

‘The Islamic Republic of Iran enjoys the highest capabilities in the region and this is a highly important and distinguished value,’ Zonnour added.

Stressing that the Islamic Republic is now experiencing its best conditions since the onset of the Islamic Revolution, he stated that such conditions have angered the enemies, but Tehran’s deterrent power has dissuade them from attacking Iran.

His remarks came after the US and Israel both recently intensified threats against Iran. Speculations that Israel could bomb Iran mounted after a big Israeli air drill in 2008. In the first week of June 2008, 100 Israeli F-16 and F-15 fighters reportedly took part in an exercise over the eastern Mediterranean and Greece, which was interpreted as a dress rehearsal for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear installations.

Iran has warned that it would target Israel and its worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv.

The United States has always stressed that military action is a main option for the White House to deter Iran’s progress in the field of nuclear technology.

Iran has warned that in case of an attack by either the US or Israel, it will target 32 American bases in the Middle East and close the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

An estimated 40 percent of the world’s oil supply passes through the waterway…” (Bunk and wishful thinking. We’ll soon see who holds the power in the Middle East – Psalm 122:6.)