NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
‘Attack that cannot be done’: Iran planned to poison Israel’s water
June 3, 2020 — WND.com reports: “Iran nearly pulled off a cyberattack that would have dumped lethal levels of chemicals in six water-supply facilities in Israel.
Breaking Israel News reported Iran breached the computer system controlling the water supplies, but the attack was blocked ‘just in time’ to prevent damage.
The attack happened April 24-25, and details still are emerging.
‘This was an attack that goes against all codes, even in war,’ one Israeli official told Israel’s Channel 13. ‘Even from the Iranians we didn’t expect something like this. This is an attack that cannot be done.’
The intent of the attack was far more than originally assumed, according to Yigal Unna, director general of Israel’s National Cyber Directorate.
‘We can see something like this aiming to cause damage to real life and not to IT or data,’ Unna told BIN. ‘If the bad guys would have succeeded in their plot, we would now be facing in the middle of the corona crisis, very big damage to the civilian population; a lack of water.’…” (Iran’s goal is found in Psalm 83:4: “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.” As Dr. Van Impe has emphatically stated before – it won’t happen. God has promised: “…I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off” – Isaiah 56:5.)
‘Supreme Shariah judge’ says Muslims are allowed to kill Israelis
June 1, 2020 — WND.com reports: “The Palestinian Authority’s top religious authority declared in a recent TV appearance that the Quran effectively gives Muslims the authority to kill any Israeli.
Mahmoud Al-Habbash, who was appointed as supreme Shariah judge by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, said there of 10 ‘transgressions’ against which Palestinians are ‘commanded’ to fight,’ said the Israel-based Palestinian Media Watch, or PMW.
PMW said the ‘transgressions’ seem ‘to have been carefully selected in order to turn every single Israeli into a target that every Palestinian Muslim is ‘commanded’ to fight and ‘allowed’ kill.’
The ‘transgressions’ cited are: ‘If someone comes to attack me … my home … my land … my homeland … my property … my honor … my family … your existence … your rights … your souls.’
‘I am commanded to fight him,’ Al-Habbash said. ‘I am commanded to confront him, I am commanded to resist them, and I am allowed to kill him if necessary as Prophet said and as this verse said: ‘And kill them wherever you find them.’ … [A]s long as they are targeting … you are allowed to fight them, and also to kill them.’…” (Benjamin Netanyahu has stated: “If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.” In the summer of 2000, President Bill Clinton held a summit at Camp David with Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat – it failed. According to a Newsweek article on June 26, 2001: “Nearly a year after he failed to achieve a deal at Camp David, former president Bill Clinton gave vent to his frustrations this week over the collapse of peace in the Mideast. And Clinton directed his ire at one man: Yasir Arafat. On Tuesday night, Clinton told guests at a party at the Manhattan apartment of former U.N. ambassador Richard Holbrooke and his wife, writer Kati Marton, that Arafat called to bid him farewell three days before he left office. “You are a great man,” Arafat said. “The —- I am,” Clinton said he responded. “I’m a colossal failure, and you made me one.” Clinton said he told Arafat that by turning down the best peace deal he was ever going to get-the one proffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and brokered by Clinton last July-the Palestinian leader was only guaranteeing the election of the hawkish Ariel Sharon, the current Israeli leader. But Arafat didn’t listen.” See the next two reports.)
Senior Turkish Official Calls on Muslim ‘Umma’ to Free Jerusalem
June 15, 2020 — Breitbart.com reports: “Turkey’s top religious official vowed over the weekend to continue Islam’s struggle ‘until Jerusalem is completely free’ and called on the Muslim world to rally against Israel.
‘It is never possible for Muslims to give up on the blessed city’ of Jerusalem, President of Religious Affairs Ali Erbas said in Turkish-language comments carried by T24 media and translated by the Jerusalem Post.
According to Erbas, Jerusalem has ‘universal value’ for the Islamic world.
His views echo those of Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu who recently said, ‘The ummah [Islamic community] will never give up on a sovereign Palestinian state with Quds al-Sharif as its capital.’…”
Brazilian pastor and congregants pray for another Holocaust
June 20, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “A Brazilian pastor prayed to God to ‘destroy the Jews like vermin’ and bring about a second Holocaust during a sermon in Rio de Janeiro.
‘Massacre the Jews, God, hit them with your sword, for they have left God, they have left the nations,’ Pastor Tupirani da Hora Lores shouted at dozens of congregants earlier this month at his Geracao Jesus Cristo church, a recording of the event shows. His congregants are heard repeating his words passionately.
‘They contrived, went with prostitutes, and when they were told to repent they said they’d do it but they lied,’ the pastor said, possibly in reference to the forced conversions to Christianity during the Inquisition.
‘God, what you have done in World War II, you must do again, this is what we ask for in our prayers to you: Justice, justice, justice!’ da Hora Lores shouted at his church, a small and radical evangelical congregation…”
PA threatens to cancel recognition of Israel
June 9, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh warned on Monday that if Israel fulfills its intention to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, the PLO may cancel its recognition of Israel.
In an interview with the Palestine television network, Shtayyeh said that the PLO had a number of diplomatic cards to use against Israel, including the recognition of Israel under the Oslo Accords signed with former PA chairman Yasser Arafat.
Despite Shtayyeh’s threat, the PA has never accepted the legitimacy of Israel as a Jewish State, and the PLO charter continues to reject the existence of the State of Israel despite the provision of such recognition in the Oslo Accords.
In his remarks, the PA cabinet leader blamed Israel, led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, for adopting a strategy aimed at destroying the possibility of establishing a Palestinian state through a continued siege of the Gaza Strip, annexation of Jerusalem, and the use of Area C in Judea and Samaria (which is under Israeli civilian and security control) as a strategic area to expand settlements…” (Almighty God has stated: “…I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off” – Isaiah 56:5. Everlasting means everlasting. God promised to Abraham in Genesis 22:17: “…in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the starts of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore…” “And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day. Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever” – Deuteronomy 4:37 – 40. See the next report.)
Pompeo: The U.S. will always support Israel’s right to defend itself
June 15, 2020 — Israel National News reports: “US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday addressed the opening plenary of the 2020 AJC Global Forum, where he reaffirmed the strong US-Israel relationship, condemned rising worldwide anti-Semitism, and cautioned Iran against threatening Israel and pursing a nuclear weapons program.
AJC’s signature annual event, which was originally scheduled to take place this week in Berlin, Germany, was changed to an online meeting due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, Pompeo’s remarks reached an audience of many thousands in the US and around the world.
‘Since 1948, Israel has proven time and again that it’s up to any challenge to the Jewish people’s right to govern themselves in their ancestral homeland,’ he said. ‘The United States will always support Israel’s right to defend itself.’…”