NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Iranian commander: Israel won’t exist in 25 years
August 27, 2017 — Israel National News reports: “The Zionist regime of Israel will not exist in 25 years, the Commander of the Iranian army, Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Friday.
Speaking at a cultural event in the city of Qom and quoted by the Tasnim news agency, Mousavi stated that Iran will be the side which decides how to end a war, if one were to break out against the country.
Mousavi described Iran as a ‘symbol of resistance’ against global hegemony, saying the world has now realized that it is impossible to try military engagement with Iran.
The Iranian general is hardly the only Iranian official to have threatened Israel. In December, the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that Israel could be destroyed within 25 years through a united ‘Palestinian struggle’.
‘The Zionist regime — as we have already said — will cease to exist in the next 25 years if there is a collective and united struggle by the Palestinians and the Muslims against the Zionists,’ he said.
Khamenei has in the past referred to Israel as a ‘cancer’ and has also threatened to ‘annihilate’ the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa…” (Israel is here forever under the eternal rule of Christ in the New Jerusalem. All Christians join with Israel for this joyous 1,000 years – “…I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” – Revelation 21:2 – 4.)
Iran: We’ll be so strong, no one will dare attack us
September 4, 2017 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Amid rising tension on Israel’s northern border, Iran’s newly appointed defense minister said Tehran will bolster its support for Hezbollah in an attempt to lessen the group’s dependence on weapons imports from the Shia country.
‘Our aim is to cut reliance on the outside and achieve self-sufficiency in defense industry,’ Brigadier General Amir Hatami said, adding ‘if needed, we will also export defense equipment to other countries in order to guarantee security and stability in the region.’
Israel has in recent years repeatedly hit convoys believed to be transferring advanced weaponry being transferred from Iran via Syria to Hezbollah. In early July, the head of the IDF Intelligence Directorate Major General Herzi Halevi confirmed reports that Hezbollah has been operating and managing two underground weapons factories set up by the IRGC in response to alleged Israeli strikes against weapons convoys in Syria…” (Baseless boasting. According to GlobalFirepower.com, the United States has the highest Military Strength Rating, Israel is number 15, and Iran is number 21. Even if Iran were more powerful than Israel, history has shown us that when Israel is attacked by superior forces, the result is that Israel gets a new national holiday. Yahweh God has promised: “…I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off” – Isaiah 56:5. See the next report.)
Hezbollah reacts to IDF drill: We are ready for any act of Israeli stupidity
September 6, 2017 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Lebanon did not remain silent following the start of a massive IDF drill simulating a war, with a Hezbollah official threatening that ‘the Israelis won’t succeed in surprising us.’
A senior Hezbollah official taunted Israel on Tuesday, saying that ‘we are ready for any attack or Israeli stupidity.’
The official, who was quoted by several Lebanese media sources but was left unnamed, spoke in reaction to the IDF’s announcement on Monday that it had begun its biggest drill in 20 years, in preparation for a possible war against the terrorist organization.
‘We [Hezbollah] are fully alert and ready at any time for any possible scenario,’ the official was quoted as saying. He continued, ‘The Israelis won’t succeed in surprising us, because Israel knows full well [what] Hezbollah’s capabilities are after the loss it suffered in 2006 [in the Second Lebanon War], which deterred the IDF.’
The official had also said that the IDF was carrying out ‘the large military drill’ due to ‘Hezbollah’s military capabilities.’
Other Hezbollah associates, who were also unidentified by Lebanese media, were quoted as speculating that Israel is carrying out the exercise in order to prepare to face a renewed battle. The Jewish state is going to be forced to confront an entirely different and strengthened entity than the one it faced a little over a decade ago during the Second Lebanon War, they threatened…”
‘The Temple Mount belongs only to Muslims’
August 27, 2017 — Israel National News reports: “Senior Muslim and Christian clerics in Jerusalem issued a statement attacking the ‘extreme right’ Israeli government for its decision to allow Knesset members to ‘break into’ the Temple Mount compound.
In their announcement, the entry of MKs to the Temple Mount was called an ‘illegal and inhuman step of provocation’ which was put into effect by an ‘irresponsible governmental authority,’ as ‘the Al-Aqsa Mosque [sic] belongs only to Muslims.’
The clerics also noted that the actions taken by Israel would not buy the Jews any rights on the Temple Mount.
They called upon the Arab residents of Jerusalem and the ‘Palestinian people’ to adhere to the ‘right’ granted them by Allah to ‘Palestine, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea,’ and to make efforts to always hold onto the Temple Mount, ‘especially in two days’ on Tuesday, when MKs are expected to be permitted, for this first time in nearly two years, to ascend the Mount during a temporary removal of the government ban prohibiting them from ascending.” (In Genesis 22:1-14 God commanded Abraham to bring his son Isaac to the land of Moriah and offer him as a sacrifice there. As he was about to complete the sacrifice, God stopped him and provided a ram as a substitutionary sacrifice. In I Chronicles 21:18 – 26, King David purchased this mount so he could build an altar to offer a sacrifice when he confessed his sin. This was the location where the angel of the Lord was commanded to stop the destruction of Jerusalem [I Chronicles 21:15]. In II Chronicles 3:1, King Solomon built the First Temple on Mount Moriah, this was started in 966 BC. This Temple stood until 586 BC when it was destroyed by the Babylonians. The Second Temple was built in 516 BC and enlarged by Herod the Great in 12 BC. It stood until it was destroyed by the Romans in AD 70. The Dome of the Rock was built in AD 692, and the Al Aqsa Mosque was not built until AD 705. It is obvious who has the rightful claim to the Temple Mount. See the next two reports.)
‘We will not give up one grain of Al-Aqsa’
August 22, 2017 — Israel National News reports: “The Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem is denying any religious or historical connection of the Jewish People to the Temple Mount, now calling the entire compound the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
A statement issued by the Council on Monday declared that the area of the Al-Aqsa Mosque covers 144 dunams and belongs exclusively to Muslims, according to the decision of Allah, since Muhammad’s ascension to heaven and until judgment day.
‘The Muslims will not give up one grain of the land (of the Al-Aqsa Mosque) because it is part of the faith of two billion Muslims worldwide, and without Muslims there is no connection to Al-Aqsa in the past or in the future, and there is no recognition of any right the Jewish people have to it,’ the statement said.
‘Al-Aqsa is more supreme than the decisions of the courts, governments, and the Zionist Knesset, and it is not subject to negotiations, bargaining, concessions or understandings of any kind,’ the senior Muslim officials declared…”
Incitement on Facebook: ‘Spill blood on the Dome of the Rock’
September 6, 2017 — Israel National News reports: “IDF and Shin Bet forces arrested an Arab from the village of Beit Awwa in the South Hevron Hills on suspicions of incitement and support for a hostile organization.
The suspect, Nagy Mohammed Alswiti, a senior employee in the office of the PA preventive security chief in Jenin, published content on Facebook in which he called for violent acts against Jews, and expressed praise and support for acts of terror.
The suspect called on his Facebook page to ‘spill blood on the Dome of the Rock.’
Likewise, the suspect published the pictures of Adolf Hitler and Adolf Eichmann, noting that he missed ‘people like them.’…”