News from Israel and the Middle East

Iran Views Zionist Regime as “Main Threat” to Region

The Fars News Agency reports: “Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast deplored the recent allegations made by the Israeli president against Iran, and cautioned that the threats and aggressive moves made by the Zionist regime leaders are posing a major threat to the regional peace and security.

‘Everybody knows better than us that the existence of the illegitimate Zionist regime and its threats and aggression against the surrounding countries as well as the crimes committed by this regime are the main threat to the region,’ Mehman-Parast told reporters in his weekly press conference here in Tehran.

He stated that the claims raised by the Zionist officials about Iran are aimed at intimidating the regional countries and portraying Iran as a threat.

Mehman-Parast added that such claims also aim to overshadow the destabilizing presence of the Zionist regime in the region and derail current developments and popular movements in the region.

The remarks by the Iranian Foreign Ministry presser came after Shimon Peres claimed that Iran has a negative influence on the region…” (Anti-Semitism reigns globally. Genuine Christians love Israel and the Jews, God’s Chosen People – Deuteronomy 7:7, 8; Zechariah 2:8; Isaiah 42:1, 45:4, 65:9, 22; Psalm 122:5. Satan and his followers hate the Jew as predicted by Jesus Christ – Matthew 24:9. I Chronicles 21:1 warned that “Satan stood against Israel.” Psalm 83:4 predicts this eternal hatred. However it will come to a halt when our Savior returns and reigns in Jerusalem – Luke 1:32, 33; Isaiah 56:5.)

Ahmadinejad: Israel is greatest threat in Mideast

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Israel poses the greatest threat in the Middle East and regional states should take the necessary steps to contain it, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said as he met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the Fars news agency reported.

‘Effort should be made to take all measures to contain this fake regime,’ Ahmadinejad said in the meeting.

He warned that ‘any move in line with the Zionist regime’s goals and objectives means committing suicide.’

Ahmadinejad called on neighboring countries to remain vigilant against foreign plotters and to prevent external meddling, according to the report…” (This windbag is the world’s most outspoken enemy of the Jew. He claims his messiah cannot appear until he obliterates the Jewish race. What a spirit of love his messiah must possess as he demands the death of all Jews. Beware! Christians will be next if he creates the nuclear weapon he is attempting to produce. See also the next two reports.)

Lebanese president blames Israel for ‘renewing aggression’ on border

Haaretz reports: “Lebanese President Michel Suleiman blamed Israel for ‘renewing its aggression’ on the border with Lebanon after Israel Defense Forces troops traded fire with Lebanon’s army in the Mount Dov region on the border between the two countries.

Suleiman, who was speaking at a ceremony commemorating the 66th anniversary of the Lebanese Armed Forces, praised the army the army for standing guard against Israeli ‘attacks and provocations’, as well as its resistance during the 2006 Lebanon war between Israel and Hezbollah.

According to initial reports, the morning’s clash began after Lebanese soldiers shot at IDF paratroopers on the border, prompting them to return fire. In contrast with Lebanese reports, UNIFIL reported that the incident included gunfire and no injuries.

IDF sources stated that the skirmish occurred during a military drill beyond the border fence in an enclave under Israeli sovereignty.

A Lebanese military official said the shooting occurred after Israeli forces briefly entered Lebanese territory. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the shooting took place along the Wazzani River in the southeastern corner of Lebanon across from Israeli positions…” (Iran supports Hezbollah which is presently controlling Lebanon. The above report is again Ahmadinejad’s attempt to rid the world of Jews. It fails – Isaiah 56:5.)

Hamas leader: Palestinian UN bid a ‘scam’

Haaretz reports: “Hamas has the Gaza Strip firmly under its control. Although Israel’s blockade of the salient is aimed at weakening it, money laundering and revenue from the smuggling tunnels under the border with Egypt has kept the radical Islamist movement afloat.

The movement’s charter calls for an Islamic state to be established in all of historical Palestine (including Israel).

Hamas leaders have firm views on the attempt by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to get the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders, before Israel captured the West Bank from Jordan.

‘Just nonsense,’ says Mahmoud al-Zahar, a prominent Hamas member in Gaza. ‘A Palestinian state means land, people and authority. And now, what is the border of Israel? Israel has had many borders in the last 30, 40 years. What border are we going to speak about?’‘

The approach to the UN, he says, is a ‘political scam.’ He is equally unequivocal on the so-called two-state solution, which aims at an Israeli state and a Palestinian state existing side by side.

‘We are not going to recognize Israel. That is very simple. And we are not going to accept Israel as the owner of one square centimeter because it is a fabricated state.’

‘On what moral basis was Israel established? On the right of return (of the Jews) after 4,000 years? It’s just imagination.’

He says accepting Israel’s right to exist would ‘cost 10 million Palestinians their right to Palestine. Who can pay that price? Who will go to the refugee camps and tell the people you have no right on Palestine?’…” (This Hamas leader is totally ignorant of the Bible and history. Israel belongs to the Jew. Ezekiel 36:24, Ezekiel 37:11-14; Amos 9:15. Islam wants to destroy Israel – Psalm 83:4, 5. It won’t happen – Isaiah 56:5. Jerusalem belongs to Israel mentioned 930 times in the Bible. The Koran never mentions it once. It doesn’t take brains to understand whose land it always has been and is today.)

Iran’s Supreme Leader Terms U.S. Most Unpopular State among Muslims

The Fars News Agency reports: “Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underscored that the United States’ wrong policies and measures in the region and the world have turned the country into the most resented state in the Muslim world.

“The regional and global hatred for the US is on the rise and the US is the most unreliable and most hated country in the region and in the Muslim world,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with the heads of Iran’s three branches of power, top military commanders of the armed forces, senior statesmen and officials in Tehran.

“If European people become aware of the real cause of their problems, which is the domination of the US and the Zionist regime over the policies of their governments, certainly the declining trend of the United States’ popularity in Europe will further accelerate,” he stated, and added, “And this event will happen in the near future.”

According to a new survey of public opinion in six Arab countries released in July, the United States’ popularity in the Arab world has plummeted to levels lower than the last year of the George W. Bush administration…” (Beware America! The billions spent on our Islamic enemies to meet their national and physical needs has been a useless and hopeless situation. Let’s pour our tax dollars into helping nations that love America and help their poor as well as our own at home through our tax dollars. See Luke 14:13, 14.)