News From Israel and the Middle East
Jerusalem imam urges Muslims to invade Israel
May 19, 2014 — WND.com reports: “An imam at the Al Aqsa Mosque atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount has publicly urged the armies of the Arab world to invade Israel thus fulfill the great Muslim longing of destroying the hated ‘Zionist entity.’
In a televised sermon from Milan, Italy that was broadcast by Al Jazeera, Imam Raed Al-Daan said that Muslims everywhere are beginning to realize that ‘the Jewish state will vanish, and that the morning sun will rise on Palestine.’
Al-Daan went on to state that he and the other clerics who serve on the Temple Mount as part of the Palestinian Authority-appointed Islamic Trust (Waqf) ‘await the legions of the conquerors. We await the armies from Tunisia, from Jordan, from Egypt, from Iraq, from the Maghreb (Morocco and Algeria), and from the Hijaz (Saudi Arabia).’…” (How ungodly and contrary to the message of the Judeo Christian God – “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee” Psalm 122:6.)
Islamists at Al-Aqsa: Liberate Jerusalem from ‘Jews Filth’
May 29, 2014 — Israel National News reports: “Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamic organization which aims to have all Muslim countries unify as an caliphate ruled by Islamic law, held a mass rally at the Al-Aqsa Mosque last week, in which members of the group called upon the army of Pakistan and the Islamic nation to liberate Jerusalem from ‘Jewish filth’.
Excerpts from footage of the rally were posted on the internet and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
The same group last year released a video which shows Palestinian Arab children at the Al-Aqsa Mosque calling for the ‘liberation of Palestine’.
These two videos are only two examples of the anti-Israel incitement which is prevalent in the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Such incitement ranges from the glorification of Nazism and the lionization of Adolf Hitler, to programs on official PA television featuring heavily-stereotyped Jews as villains (and encouraging violence against them), and various TV and radio shows which literally wipe the Jewish state off the map…” (If Jesus were present today, I’m certain he would say to those foul mouthed Jew-haters: “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” Matthew 23:33.)
IDF, US Rehearse for Iran Missile Attack
May 18, 2014 — Israel National News reports: “The IDF and the US military cooperated Sunday in a large drill simulating a multi-front missile attack on Israel by Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and Iran, Channel 2 reported Sunday.
During the exercise, about 1,000 American soldiers stationed in Israel joined more than 4,000 Israelis, to practice the protection of the State of Israel in a series of scenarios that simulate the firing of rockets and missiles from several arenas simultaneously: Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and Iran.
The exercise reportedly tested various scenarios, including one in which the U.S. sent Patriot missiles to Israel and some Aegis-type ships, which carry rockets and other defense systems against ballistic missiles, meant to assist Israel in protecting its population and territory.
The drill also rehearsed particularly complex scenarios in which missiles and rockets are fired in large quantities from many different arenas. Israel is rehearsing the use of its Arrow missiles, as well as Patriots, the Iron Dome and Magic Wand systems – the last of which is still in development. At the same time as the exercise in Israel, hundreds of American troops are practicing a similar exercise in Jordan…” (Iran, a Shiite nations is the culprit behind the 100,000 deaths in Syria as they kill Sunnis and Christians. These Iranian killers will soon break every promise as they unleash their atomic laden missiles on America as soon as they develop their nuclear armory. The true God will bless America for defending Israel’s Jews against these ruthless barbarians including Khamenei and past President Ahmadinejad – “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate” – Titus 1:16. See the next report.)
Assad forces flatten Syria’s oldest synagogue
May 28, 2014 — Haaretz reports: ‘A historic synagogue on the outskirts of Damascus was destroyed amid fighting in Syria’s civil war over the weekend.
Opposition leaders said Syrian army forces flattened the more than 400-year-old Eliyahu Hanabi Synagogue in an attack — part of a months-long bombardment of the suburb of Jobar — and also may have destroyed thousands of Jewish artifacts, The Daily Beast reported.
The synagogue had been damaged by a mortar shell in 2013. It stopped functioning as a Jewish house of worship more than a century ago.
Before Syria’s civil war, the synagogue reportedly housed thousands of religious and cultural treasures, including century-old Torah scrolls, historical texts, dishes and ancient Judaica. It was not clear how many of those were in the building when it was destroyed.
According to the Daily Beast, the synagogue was a destination for Jewish pilgrims and was said to have been built atop the cave where the Prophet Elijah hid from his persecutors. Local Arab leaders took over the synagogue building in the 19th century…’ (Assad is backed by the Iranians because of belonging to the Alawite sect, a branch of the Shiites of Iran.)
American Citizen May Have Carried Out Syria Suicide Bombing
May 29, 2014 — Israel National News reports: “An American citizen carried out a suicide bombing in Syria on behalf of an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group on Sunday, the first time a U.S. citizen has carried out such an attack in the Syrian civil war, NBC News reported on Wednesday.
Law enforcement and counterterrorism officials who spoke to NBC on condition of anonymity, confirmed the suicide bombing and said they have identified the American. They declined to release his identity or hometown.
Word of the American’s death in the suicide bombing first surfaced Tuesday in tweets from the Al-Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda-linked group fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.
The head of Al-Nusra Front has pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the group has been blacklisted as a terrorist organization by both the U.S. and the United Nations.
According to NBC, the tweets identified the bomber only by his Arabic nom de guerre, ‘Abu Hurayra al-Amriki,’ (Abu Hurayra the American) and said he carried out one of four suicide bombings of Syrian government sites in Jabal al-Arbaa’in in Idlib Province, the scene of heavy fighting in recent weeks and months…” (American and Canadian men from Muslim homes, heading for jihad in Syria eventually return home as American and Canadian terrorists to kill and maim those who befriended them. The Koran mentions death by crucifixion and beheading of enemies often – Surah 5:33; Surah 47:4.)
Khamenei Urges ‘Resistance Against the Evil Powers’
May 27, 2014 — Israel National News reports: “Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called on Sunday for ‘resistance against the evil powers’, Press TV reports.
Khamenei’s comments were made during a meeting with the speaker of the Iranian parliament and other Iranian lawmakers in Tehran, during which he declared that the struggle against evil powers will end only after the international community rids itself of the arrogant front led by the United States.
‘This task calls for a hard and long struggle and major strides,’ Khamenei pointed out, according to Press TV.
He stressed the need to maintain the ideology of ‘combating the arrogance front’ as a means to achieve the goals of the Islamic Republic.
‘The reason behind the emphasis on the campaign is not the Islamic establishment’s warmongering, but wisdom and logic necessitate that one equip oneself in order to pass through a region swarming with pirates, and have the ability and motivation to defend oneself,’ he was quoted as having said…” (Imam Khamenei knows little about who represents the evil powers. God tells us who these malignant enemies are in Ephesians 6:12: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual [spirit] wickedness in high places.” These wicked demonic spirits mentioned in Daniel chapters10 controlled Persia which changed its name to Iran in 1935. These same evil spirits control Iran’s leaders today, 2014. See the next report.)
Hamas, Islamic Jihad Vow to Continue Terror – No Matter What
June 8, 2014 — Israel National News reports: “Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad reiterated their commitment to terror over the weekend, stating that a ‘unity’ pact with the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the new government’s public pledge to renounce terror does not change their views.
Hamas leader and former political figure Ismail Haniyeh stated in a public address Saturday – in honor of the opening session of terror training ‘summer camps’ in Gaza – that ‘Hamas’s strategy has not changed and will not change.’
‘Wherever [Hamas] presides, we will remain preachers and teachers and build the Palestinian nation to liberate all the land of Palestine,’ Haniyeh said, referring to the entire land of Israel. ‘We emphasize now that we will not retreat from out plan to liberate our lands and ensure the right of return and the release of [terrorist] prisoners.’
Islamic Jihad, similarly, ignored calls from Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to disarm due to the pact.
‘Weapons [of resistance] will remain in our hands [. . .] in order to liberate all of Palestine,’ Khaled Al-Batesh, Islamic Jihad leader, stated to Hamas-backed Palestine magazine Sunday…”