NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Anti-Israel Activists in NYC Call for Violent ‘Intifada, Revolution,’ Israel’s Demise
June 21, 2021 — Breitbart.com reports: “Shocking footage from a recent anti-Israel demonstration in New York City shows over a thousand demonstrators rallying behind calls for Israel’s demise while advocating a violent uprising and revolution against the Jewish state.
Footage from the Tuesday event showed a crowd of pro-Palestinian supporters, some wearing Palestinian symbols such as Keffiyeh scarves and waving Palestinian flags, gathered in front of the Israeli consulate in Manhattan.
While some are seen carrying signs attacking ‘U.S. imperialism’ and calling for boycotts and a halt to U.S. aid to Israel, other signs called for full-blown violence.
One sign read, ‘Support Palestinian resistance,’ featuring a picture of young man who appeared to be lobbing a stone, while another read, ‘There is only one solution: Intifada, revolution.’ Both signs bore the logo of ‘Within Our Lifetime’ (WOL), a New York-based Palestinian pro-terror group responsible for the demonstration…” (They may threaten Israel, but Psalm 121 states: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Notice especially verse 4 – Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. During his confrontation with the prophets of Baal, Elijah mocked the prophets after they were unable to get a response from Baal. I Kings 18:27 states: And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. God does not sleep, and He will preserve Israel. See the next three reports.)
Terrorist organizations: Ignite the ground beneath the feet of the Zionists
June 23, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “The Palestinian Arab ‘resistance’ organizations sent a threat to Israel following a meeting held in Gaza on Tuesday, stating they would not stand idly by for a long time if their demands were not met by Israel.
According to a statement published by the organizations, these demands include, among other things, the lifting of the ‘siege’ on the Gaza Strip, the restoration of the Strip from the damage of the last war and the cessation of Israeli ‘provocations’ in Jerusalem…
They called on the Palestinian Arab public in Judea and Samaria, Jerusalem and Israel to escalate the resistance in all its aspects ‘and to ignite Palestinian land under the feet of the occupying Zionists.’…”
Hamas calls for ‘Day of Rage’ to confront Jerusalem Flag March
June 14, 2021 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Hamas terrorist movement called on Sunday for a Day of Rage to confront the long-awaited and controversial Flag March on Tuesday, encouraging Palestinians to ‘mobilize’ at al-Aqsa and the Old City of Jerusalem.
‘Let next Tuesday be a day of mobilization and a bond towards al-Aqsa Mosque, and a day of anger and defiance of the occupier,’ said Hamas in a statement on Sunday. ‘Show God and your people what you have done in it, and be the best sword for Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa.’
Palestinian Islamic Jihad also warned against carrying out the flag march, calling it a ‘provocative act and a dangerous escalation that affects our most sacred sanctities, and an aggression targeting all Arabs and Muslims.’ The movement called for a ‘general mobilization’ by all Palestinians to ‘confront any aggression.’
The PIJ called on Palestinians to go to al-Aqsa, the Damascus Gate, Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan as well on Tuesday…”
PA “foreign ministry” calls Judea and Samaria communities a “war crime” and a “crime against humanity.”
June 3, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “The Palestinian Authority ‘foreign ministry’ on Wednesday called on the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court in The Hague ‘to assume their legal and moral responsibility for the ongoing settlement crime and to implement the relevant UN resolutions, in particular UN Security Council Resolution 2334.’
In a statement, the ‘ministry’ condemned Israel’s decision to lay the foundation for the construction of 350 new housing units in Beit El as part of what it called ‘a policy that seeks to annex the territories and thwart the possibility of an independent and sustainable Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.’
It accused the Israeli government of ‘settlement crimes, house demolitions and forced displacement of Palestinian civilians’, citing ‘war crimes’ and ‘crimes against humanity.’
The PA ‘foreign ministry’ also stressed that ‘settlement in all its forms is illegal in accordance with international law and conventions, and that this issue has been referred to the International Criminal Court.’…”
Arabs riot on Temple Mount, hurl stones at police
June 18, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “Arab rioters clashed with Israeli police on the Temple Mount Friday, nearly a month after a wave of rioting in the capital and across other mixed cities.
Rioters hurled rocks at police following a demonstration on the Temple Mount, which organizers said was held in protest of slogans chanted against Islam’s Prophet Muhammed by some participants at the Flag March in the Old City of Jerusalem earlier this week.
Following the demonstration, which was held at the end of Friday prayers and featured Palestine Liberation Organization flags, a number of demonstrators began hurling stones at Israeli police officers.
Security officers responded by firing rubber bullets at the rioters…” (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.)
PA livid after Honduras opens embassy in Jerusalem
June 25, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “The Palestinian Authority (PA) ‘foreign affairs ministry’ on Thursday strongly condemned the relocation of the Honduran embassy to Jerusalem, calling it a ‘blatant violation of international law and clear UN decisions regarding the holy city and its legal and political status.’
‘It is unfortunate that the President of Honduras has decided to be on the wrong side of history and take this hostile step against the Palestinian people, while the occupying force is working to escalate violations of rights against the Palestinian people and implement its racist plan in Jerusalem to establish the occupation and destroy any real opportunity for just and comprehensive peace,’ said the bureau in a statement.
The ‘ministry of foreign affairs’ stated that this decision completely contradicts the decision made by Honduras on August 26, 2011 recognizing the state of ‘Palestine’ with eastern Jerusalem as its capital…” (…when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever…And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever – II Samuel 7:12, 16. I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations – Psalms 89:3-4. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end—Luke 1:32, 33. Jerusalem is the Eternal Capital of Israel, and the Lord Jesus Christ will reign from David’s Throne in Jerusalem for ever and ever. See the next report.)
Jordan blasts Honduras over Jerusalem embassy opening
June 25, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “The Jordanian government excoriated Honduras over its decision to relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
On Thursday, Honduras announced that it plans to open an embassy in Jerusalem in three weeks. Honduras will become the fourth country to open an embassy in Jerusalem, following the United States, Kosovo and Guatemala.
Hours later, Jordan’s foreign ministry condemned the move, calling it a violation of international law…”
Is Egypt planning to retake control of the Gaza Strip?
June 7, 2021 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Scenes of dozens of Egyptian bulldozers, cranes and trucks entering the Gaza Strip last Friday have left some Palestinians wondering whether Egypt was planning to return to the coastal enclave it ruled between 1948 and 1967.
The Egyptian decision to send building equipment and engineers to the Gaza Strip came in the context of Cairo’s pledge to contribute to reconstruction efforts there after the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi has pledged $500 million to help rebuild the houses and buildings that were destroyed during the fighting.
The presence of the Egyptian construction teams in the Gaza Strip means that Hamas and other Palestinian factions will not be able to resume the rocket attacks on Israel, Palestinian sources told The Jerusalem Post…” (Genesis 15:18 states: In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates and in Joshua 1:4 we read: From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. These verses encompass all of the land modern Israel currently possesses, plus all of the land of the Palestinians (the West Bank and Gaza), plus some of Egypt and Syria, plus all of Jordan, plus some of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Israel currently possesses only a fraction of the land God has promised.)
IRGC commander: Iran has drones with a range of 7,000 km
June 28, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “The Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Hossein Salami, claimed on Sunday that Iran has drones with a range of 7,000 km (4,375 miles), Reuters reports.
‘We have unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) with long range of 7,000 kilometers. They can fly, return home, and make landing wherever they are planned to,’ Salami was quoted as saying.
Iran often boasts of its military accomplishments, though it is not always possible to say with certainty that it is telling the truth about those accomplishments…” (Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. – Psalm 2:1-12.)
Iran Uses Punitive Law to Keep Population in Line, UN Says
June 24, 2021 — Voice of America News reports: “A new report by the U.N. secretary-general on the human rights situation in Iran condemns the widespread use of punitive measures and state-sponsored violence to keep the population in line. Michelle Bachelet, the world body’s high commissioner for human rights, presented the report to the U.N. Human Rights Council.
The report finds Iran’s slumping economy, deteriorating living standards, and increased social and political strains arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are fueling public discontent and protests.
Despite these problems, the report says authorities show no willingness to adopt meaningful reforms or react compassionately to situations arising from this crisis. The secretary-general’s report indicates the government is remaining firm and applying harsher punitive controls…” (The World Christian Encyclopedia documents the slaughter of 145 million Christians in the past 100 years. There are 47 major Islamic terrorist groups, not just ISIS, all are dangerous organizations. Christ in His day predicted such killers would arise in Matthew 23:15 & 16: Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides…)