News From Israel and the Middle East
Palestinians kill Israeli worshippers at Jerusalem synagogue
November 18, 2014 — BBC News reports: “Four Israelis have been killed and eight injured as two men armed with a pistol and meat cleavers attacked a West Jerusalem synagogue, police say.
The attackers – Palestinians from East Jerusalem – were shot dead.
There have recently been several deadly attacks and clashes in Jerusalem, which has also seen heightened tension over a disputed holy site.
Israel has vowed to respond ‘with a heavy hand’ to the attack – the deadliest in Jerusalem in six years.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed ‘incitement’ by Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and said the international community had ignored their actions…” (Why all the anti-Semitism and Jewish hatred globally? God’s love for His people and Satan’s hatred for “the apple of [God’s] eye” – Zechariah 2:8 – the Israelites. I Chronicles 21:1 “…Satan stood up against Israel.” And Deuteronomy 7:7 – 9: “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. Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations”)
Hamas, Islamic Jihad Praise Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre
November 18, 2014 — Israel National News reports: “Hamas and Islamic Jihad have hailed this morning’s massacre at a Jerusalem synagogue, in which four worshipers were murdered and many more wounded by Palestinian terrorists.
In a statement, the Hamas terrorist group said it was ‘a response to the murder of the martyr Yusuf Ramuni,’ referring to a Palestinian bus driver who committed suicide on Monday but whose death Islamists have been blaming on ‘settlers.’
‘The operation in Jerusalem is a response to the murder of the martyr Yusuf Ramuni and to the series of crimes by the occupier at Al-Aqsa and Hamas calls to continue these operations,’ Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement.
‘Hamas calls for more operations like it.’
Islamic Jihad echoed the comments in a separate statement.
‘Islamic Jihad salutes the operation in Jerusalem which is a natural response to the crimes of the occupier,’ it said…” (It is reported that when Hamas and Palestinians heard the report about the slaughter of the Rabbis. They sang and danced in the streets holding their swords and machetes above their heads. Why? “Fools make a mockery of sin…” Proverbs 14:9. See the next three reports for further threats by Muslim murderers.)
Animated video warns ‘Zionists’ of car terror attacks
November 19, 2014 — Haaretz reports: “A recently released Palestinian animated video encourages terror attacks against Israelis, telling ‘Zionists’ to run away and warning them they will be killed any minute by an oncoming car.
The video, posted Tuesday on the Shehab News Agency Facebook page, has received more than 220,000 views and more than 13,000 likes as of Wednesday afternoon. Shehab is said to be affiliated with Hamas.
The song includes lyrics such as, ‘Zionist, you and no other, look right, look left, be careful / a car bursts forth from anywhere / picking you up to your grave /an angry car is speeding toward you / run for your life / you chose [this] so take responsibility / run away because you are about to die.’
The video comes out the same day as the deadly attack at a Jerusalem synagogue and just weeks after two people, including a 7-month-old baby, were killed when a Palestinian from East Jerusalem rammed his car into a Jerusalem light rail station…”
Iranian Cleric Threatens to ‘Raze Tel Aviv, Haifa to the Ground’
November 16, 2014 — Israel National News reports: “A leading Iranian cleric has threatened to ‘raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground’ if Israel attacks the country over its nuclear program.
Speaking in a televised public sermon in the capital Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Movahedi-Kermani boasted that ‘the Sejjil ballistic missile can hit and raise to the ground any place in Israel, as well as any America base in the region.’
His comments were translated from Iranian Channel 1 by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Kermani, who serves as Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s official representative to the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards, claimed that ‘none of Israel’s atomic or missile centers are safe’ from Iran’s ‘powerful, fast and awe-inspiring missiles.’
‘Even the Iron Dome cannot protect Israel from these missiles,’ he claimed…”
Iran’s Khamenei proposes plan for Israel’s elimination – on Twitter
November 9, 2014 — Haaretz reports: “Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has put forth a plan to eliminate Israel, which he believes will be accepted by the international arena.
In a neat table posted on Khamenei’s official Twitter account on Sunday, the ayatollah answers nine key questions on why – and how – this plan is to be implemented.
In the post, Khamenei accuses Israel of seeking to realize its goals ‘by means of infanticide, homicide, violence & iron fist,’ and says that the only way to stop the ‘Israeli crimes’ is to eliminate the ‘fake Zionist regime.’
According to the post, Iran has presented ‘international communities’ with ‘a practical and logical mechanism’ aimed at achieving this goal – and it doesn’t include a massacre of the region’s Jews. Instead, the ‘proper way’ of eliminating Israel ‘would come through a referendum that would encompass ‘all the original people of Palestine including Muslims, Christians and Jews wherever they are.’
The post stipulates that the referendum would instate a government in Palestine, but does not specify how. This government will then decide whether the ‘Jewish immigrants who have been persuaded into emigration to Palestine’ can remain in the country or should return to ‘their home countries.’
While the ‘usurper Zionists’ are not expected to accept the proposal easily, Khamenei believes that the ‘fair and logical plan’ can be ‘properly understood by global public opinion and can enjoy the supports of the independent nations and governments.’…”
Iran Threatens to Flood Gaza With ‘Millions’ of Iranian Fighters
November 19, 2014 — Israel National News reports: “The head of Iran’s Basij paramilitary force has claimed it is raising an army of ‘millions’ to flood Gaza and Syria to support Tehran’s allies.
Fars, Iran’s semi-official newspaper, reported that that Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Commander the Basij paramilitary force, as saying: ‘Millions of Basijis (volunteer forces) are ready in Iran to be dispatched to Syria and Gaza and they have come to us (for registration).’
Iran’s Basij forces are much feared inside the country and known for their brutality in quashing anti-government dissent. They were highly utilized during Iran’s violent repression of the student protests in the wake of the Iranian elections of 2009.
Thousands of Iranian volunteers – mostly tied with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards force – are already reportedly fighting alongside pro-regime forces in Syria, where Iran is attempting to forge a Syrian Hezbollah composed of Shia Islamist foot-soldiers.
Brig. General Naqdi’s threat to inundate Gaza, and even Judea and Samaria if possible, with Iranian militiamen comes of the heels of Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei’s call to arm the ‘West Bank just like Gaza.’
In fact, Brig. General Naqdi himself elaborated on Iran’s plans to arm its Hamas and Islamic Jihad allies in the ‘West Bank’ just as it has in Gaza stating that: ‘The most serious job is that they need to receive the necessary training and skills; as today, Gaza has its own defensive industry and they have stood on their feet, we also try to implement the same plan in the West Bank, God willing.’…” (Henry Kissinger, guide to numerous presidents just warned our President and America that ISIS is a minor contender next to the mighty power of Iran. Especially if America and the European Union continue to allow Iran’s brutal leaders to stall for the time as they prepare their nukes to hit many nations. See the next report.)
Hezbollah claims ‘pinpoint’ Iranian missiles added to its arsenal
November 24, 2014 — The Christian Science Monitor reports: “On the eve of a deadline in nuclear talks between six world powers and Iran, Lebanon’s militant Shiite Hezbollah organization has revealed that it has acquired advanced Iranian missiles with ‘pinpoint accuracy’ that it could use against Israel in any future war.
‘They [the Israelis] are well aware that Hezbollah is in possession of missiles with pinpoint accuracy, and thanks to the equipment Hezbollah acquired, and with the Islamic Republic’s support and Hezbollah’s readiness for any future war, [the next] war will be much tougher for the Israelis,’ Naim Qassem, the deputy head of Hezbollah, said in an interview with Iran’s Tasnim news agency.
Sheikh Qassem’s comments on Hezbollah’s enhanced missile capabilities and the threat they pose to Israel came amid waning hopes that a deal could be struck by a Monday deadline in Vienna between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany, the so-called P5+1. The six leading nations want Iran to curb its uranium enrichment capacity, which could be used to make nuclear weapons, in exchange for a lifting of international sanctions…”