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NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST



Route of Drone Hints It May Have Been Aimed at Nuclear Reactor


Israel National News reports: “The enemy drone downed by the Air Force, Saturday, took a strange route that did not cover strategic sites, indicating Israel may have diverted it from a route over the nuclear reactor in Dimona, located due east of Gaza.

The UAV entered Israeli air space from the Mediterranean Sea along the Gaza Coast and then made a U-turn, flying over the southern Hevron Hills before an F-16 plane destroyed it over a non-populated area.

The route raises questions because there are no army or air force bases or any other strategic sites along the route.

Officials estimate that it was guided by a pre-programmed GPS inside the drone and not from a control center at its origin, apparently Hizbullah-dominated southern Lebanon, DEBKA File reported. Israel may have carried out a cyber-attack to scramble the GPS and change its route.

It is widely assumed that the drone was transmitting pictures. If the drone had continued on its eastern course from Gaza, it would have flown near or directly over the nuclear reactor. Israeli officials have been concerned since earlier this year that the nuclear facility would be vulnerable to an attack from Iran.

If the drone was not headed for Dimona, its strange route could mean the enemy simply was testing Israel’s response system…” (II Timothy 3:1 states: “This know also, that in the last days perilous [dangerous] times shall come.” It is known as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble – Jeremiah 30:7 – which is Israel – II Kings 17:34. Ezekiel 38 and 39 mentions Israel as the location for the battle of Armageddon 18 times — Ezekiel 38:8, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19; 39:2, 4, 7 [twice], 9, 11, 12, 17, 22, 23, 25 and 29. All Satan’s efforts to destroy God’s chosen people will fail – Ezekiel 39:6; Daniel 12:1; Isaiah 56:5. See the next three reports.)


Iran military official: Drone incursion shows Israel is vulnerable


Haaretz reports: “The incursion by an unmanned aircraft into Israeli airspace exposed the weakness of Israeli air defenses, an Iranian military official was quoted as saying.

The Israel Air Force shot down a drone after it crossed into southern Israel, the IDF said. It remained unclear where the aircraft had come from, but Hezbollah was thought to be the main suspect.

Jamaluddin Aberoumand, deputy coordinator for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said the incident indicated that Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system ‘does not work and lacks the necessary capacity,’ Fars news agency reported.

Aberoumand attributed claims the drone was made by Iran to a ’psychological operation’ by Israel, but did not confirm or deny them. ‘The Zionist regime (Israel) has many enemies,’ he added…”


Minister Stresses Iran’s Ability to Wipe Zionist Regime Off Earth


The Fars News Agency reports: “Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi downplayed Israel’s threats against the Islamic Republic, and warned that Tehran is capable of wiping the regime off the earth.

Iran’s defensive power against Tel Aviv’s threats has become so developed that it would easily wipe off the Zionist regime from the face of the earth, Vahidi told reporters in Tehran.

‘Faced with various problems, the usurper regime of Israel makes such absurd threats to compensate for its internal crisis,’ the minister was quoted by the Islamic republic news agency as saying.

Israel and its close ally the United States accuse Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, while they have never presented any corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Both Washington and Tel Aviv possess advanced weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear warheads.

Iran vehemently denies the charges, insisting that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.

Speculation that Israel could bomb Iran mounted since a big Israeli air drill four years ago. 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…”


‘Hezbollah aiming 60-70 thousand rockets at Israel’


The Jerusalem Post reports: “Hezbollah has between 60 and 70 thousand rockets aimed at Israel, Defense Ministry Diplomatic-Security chief Amos Gilad said.

Speaking at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism’s World Summit, Gilad said the Lebanese terrorist organization has stockpiled rockets of various types, and its arsenal is far more robust than the one it had prior to the Second Lebanon War. ‘The next war will be aimed against the home front,’ Gilad warned.

Gilad also blamed Hezbollah for a number of successful and unsuccessful terrorist attacks abroad.

Though admitting that the threat from Lebanon is growing, Gilad was largely optimistic about Israel’s security situation, citing positive developments in Syria, Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

‘In Syria, there is good news,’ Gilad said. ‘The Golan Heights remains the quietest region in the entire Middle East. Our deterrence capabilities are sufficiently, for the time being, keeping out warring parties in Syria.’ Gilad also warned that al-Qaida is starting to rear its head in Syria, with a view that the fall of Assad will allow it to open a new terror front against Israel…”


Khamenei: Iran will never cave to Western ‘anger’


The Jerusalem Post reports: “Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday vowed that Iran would never cave to Western pressure, saying that it will act only in accordance with its own interests, AFP quoted his official website as saying.

The Islamic Republic, he told a military audience, ‘makes its decisions solely based on the interests of its people and the country, even if all of the world’s powers get angry at its decisions.’

It ‘does not accept the demands of any superpower,’ he added.

The Ayatollah also accused ‘Western and Zionist media’ of fabricating reports on the biting effects of economic sanctions, hinting that the Iranian economy was not suffering.

‘Drawing a black and dark picture of the country’s situation is the known method of Western and Zionist media aimed at halting the Iranian nation’s path,’ he said…” (This questionable spiritual leader of Iran is bent on global control. He states that it matters not if millions of Iranians die through nuclear warfare as long as Islam is victorious over all corners of the globe. When Christ returns as the “Prince of Peace” – Isaiah 9:6, 7 – He will put an end to those who attempt to destroy the earth – Revelation 11:18. Come quickly Lord Jesus.)


Iran: We Lie to International Inspectors on Our Nuke Program


Israel National News reports: “Western countries have long suspected Iran of misleading international inspectors over the extent of its nuclear program – and now a top Iranian official has admitted as much. In an interview with the London-based Arabic Al-Hayat daily, Fereydoun Abbasi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency, said that Tehran had on occasion ‘misled’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors on a number of issues.

‘At times we submitted false information (to inspectors) in order to defend the nuclear facilities and our achievements, ‘Abbasi told the paper.’ ‘We had no choice but to mislead the IAEA and other spies.’

Abbasi also described the practical tactics of how Iran misleads the West. ‘Sometimes we pretend to have a weakness we really do not have,’ to throw inspectors off the track; if Iran is not capable of certain more basic things, the thinking is that they could not be capable of more advanced activities. ‘And sometimes we pretend to have a strength that we do not have. Afterwards, the effect of these tactics is evident when we have discussions with the IAEA,’ Abbasi said.

Abassi, who is also a vice-president of Iran, said that the regime felt it had no choice but to act deviously. ‘It is unacceptable that the IAEA would consider us as a guilty party that has to prove its innocence. There are certain parties that accuse us of all sorts of things, and the IAEA tries to prove these accusations. It is similar to what happened to Saddam Hussein of Iraq.’ Hussein was accused of amassing weapons of mass destruction by the U.S., but to date no such weapons have been found…” (Sharia Law being promoted by Islam states that one may use deceit and lying if it is used in promoting the religion of Allah and Mohammad. Christianity tells its followers to put away lying and to speak truth because all liars shall have their part in the Lake of Fire (hell] which burns with fire and brimstone which is the second death – Revelation 21:8.)



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