NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
‘Israel should be annihilated,’ senior Iran aide says
August 25, 2015 — The Times of Israel reports: “A senior Iranian official on Tuesday said Israel ‘should be annihilated,’ and that the thawing relations with the West would not translate into a shift in Tehran’s position concerning the Jewish state.
Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to parliament speaker Ali Larijani, told Iranian media that contrary to remarks by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, ‘Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all; Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan.’…” (More idiotic trash from Iranian anti-Bible windbags. God said “…Satan stood up against Israel…” that settles the matter.
The next four reports show the hatred of Iran against God’s chosen people – the Jews. Ezekiel 39:1 – 9 shows where Russia, China, and Iran are hopelessly defeated: “Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel: And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand. Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord God. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken. And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years.”)
New Iranian clip shows ‘destruction of Jerusalem’ by Muslims
August 20, 2015 — The Times of Israel reports: “An animated clip hailing the imminent destruction of Israel, newly published on an Iranian website and on YouTube, shows soldiers standing on a hilltop overlooking Jerusalem, apparently before conquering it.
The clip, in boxy computer animation reminiscent of video games from the mid-1990s, opens with close-up shots of four soldiers with covered faces lacing their boots and preparing their weapons. The soldiers wear the insignia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Iraq’s Badr Organization, Hamas’s Izz ad-Din al Qassam Brigades, and Hezbollah.
As the camera pans out, a group of fighters is seen on the hill overlooking Jerusalem. Then thousands of commandos are seen waiting for the order to attack, as the iconic al-Aqsa Mosque gleams in the background.
A line of text appears, reading, ‘The youth will definitely see that day when it comes’ — referring to the destruction of Israel at the hands of the Muslims, or, as the text states, its ‘erasure from the annals of history.’…”
Khamenei’s New Book ‘Palestine’: A Guide to Iran’s True Intentions
September 4, 2015 — Breitbart.com reports: “While Senator Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announcement she will support the Iranian nuclear deal seems to give President Obama the crucial 34th vote he needs to ensure its survival, all members of Congress may want to read the English-language excerpts available of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s recently published book Palestine before casting their final vote.
The fact Khamenei has no reservations about publishing this book—clearly stating what lies ahead for Israel and the U.S.—before Congress has even voted on the agreement is most telling. He appears to believe Tehran’s destiny is sealed by Allah’s double blessing: its enemy, ‘the Great Satan,’ is led not only by an incompetent U.S. president but an incompetent Congress as well.
Khamenei’s book is simply titled Palestine, but it goes beyond the issue the title suggests. According to the excerpts in English now available, the book not only makes clear the Palestinian people are to be returned to the land Israel now holds—a goal to be accomplished by that nation’s destruction—but it also mandates America’s destruction. President Obama may tell us the mullahs’ calls for ‘Death to America’ are for domestic consumption only, but the book tells us Khamenei is a man with a plan to make the chant a reality…”
Khamenei Aide: Fighting the ‘Zionist Regime’ is Our Policy
August 30, 2015 — Israel National News reports: “Iran is continuing its verbal attacks on Israel, with the latest remarks coming on Saturday by a close aide to the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The aide, Seyed Mahmoud Nabavi, was replying to British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond’s recent remarks that Tehran has changed its policy on Israel, and underlined that fighting the ‘Zionist regime’ is Iran’s everlasting policy.
‘Fight against the illegal Zionist regime is one of the immutable policies of Iran which has always been maintained,’ Nabavi told the semi-official Fars news agency.
He blasted Hammond’s comments and said, ‘Such words are incorrect since one of the driving goals of the Islamic Revolution has been campaign against the arrogant powers.’
‘We haven’t recognized the Zionist regime since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution and such a policy will continue,’ Nabavi stressed…”
Iran official: We’ll bolster our military until Israel is overthrown
September 2, 2015 — The Times of Israel reports: “Escalating Iran’s rhetoric against Israel, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps vowed Wednesday that the regime would boost its military capabilities relentlessly until Israel was destroyed.
‘The Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,’ the IRGC’s Tehran province commander, Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini, said in an address in Tehran, the semi-state Fars news agency reported.
He also vowed that Iran would maintain its aid to those who fight Israel. ‘We will continue defending not just our own country, but also all the oppressed people of the world, specially those countries that are standing on the forefront of confrontation with the Zionists,’ Kazzemeini said.
Kazzemeini was speaking as Iran started two days of major drills in the capital, involving 250,000 personnel, designed to ‘practice fighting against security threats,’ Fars said…”
Khamenei: Iran Will Block U.S. Influence
August 18, 2015 — Voice of America News reports: “Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, vowed that even if a nuclear deal goes through, Iran will not open its doors to foreign influence. Khamenei’s feisty speech Monday came as Iran’s chief negotiator worked to solidify an agreement that for Iran will mean relief from crippling economic sanctions as it accepts curbs and monitoring meant to block it from developing a nuclear weapon.
Ayatollah Khamenei addressed a crowd in Tehran Monday that included members of the press.
‘They thought this deal – and it is not clear if it will be passed in Iran or in America – would open up Iran to their influence. We blocked this path and will definitely block it in the future,’ he said.
Khamenei’s speech was interspersed with his audience chanting calls for death to America, Israel and Britain. Israel’s government and many U.S. lawmakers fiercely oppose a deal with Tehran because of its support for terrorist groups that have attacked Israel. The cleric’s defiant remarks Monday gave fodder to those who argue that easing economic sanctions against Iran would enable it to expand such influence.
‘The Islamic Republic will fully support anyone who stands up to the Israeli regime and embraces the resistance,’ he told the crowd…” (Khamenei, religious leader of Iran’s Muslims will before long see all his statements and predictions fail. Why? God Almighty promise in Isaiah 56:5: “…I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.” See the next report.)
Khamenei urges Islamic unity against real enemies: US and Israel
August 22, 2015 — The Times of Israel reports: “Iran’s supreme leader claimed Saturday that Islamic nations were being manipulated into internal strife by the world’s ‘bullies’ and urged Islamic unity in the face of what he identified as the Umma’s two greatest enemies: the US and Israel.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the US had long sought to incite ‘third-party’ states against Iran but ‘such third parties are only deceived puppets,’ the Islamic republic’s Fars news agency reported.
‘The root cause of the problems returns to their real enemies, the US and Israel,’ he said.
The bullying powers, as he called them, are conspiring ‘against the Quran and not Shiism and Iran, because they know that the Quran and Islam are the center of awakening nations.’
Iranians, he said, ‘have realized that their real stubborn enemy is the world arrogance and Zionism and that’s why they chant slogans against the US and Zionism.’…”
Iran Promises to ‘Set Fire’ to U.S. Interests
September 4, 2015 — The Washington Free Beacon reports: “A senior Iranian military official has vowed to ‘set fire’ to all U.S. interests in the region and maintained that the Islamic Republic welcomes war with America, according to regional reports demonstrating that Tehran is still committed to fighting the United States in the wake of a recently inked nuclear accord.
‘In threatening remarks,’ a top Iranian commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) stated that Iran is prepared to ‘annihilate’ U.S. and Israeli war forces should they ‘take the slightest military move against Iran,’ according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.
‘We monitor their acts day and night and will take every opportunity to set fire to all their economic and political interests if they do a wrong deed,’ Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the IRGC’s lieutenant commander, was quoted as saying in Tehran on Thursday.
In a direct threat to both the United States and Israel, Salami promised to ‘cut off enemies’ hands and fingers will then send its dust to the air,’ according to the report…” (What ridiculous prattle from an Iranian leader. Soon God’s promise in Galatians 6:7 will hit like a tornado: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”)