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NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST

In video marking 9/11 anniversary, Al-Qaeda chief says ‘Jerusalem will never be Judaized’

September 13, 2021 — YnetNews.com reports: “Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a new video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in which he said that ‘Jerusalem will never be Judaized.’

The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist websites said the video was released Saturday, months after rumors spread that he was dead. In it, al-Zawahri and praised al-Qaeda attacks including one that targeted Russian troops in Syria in January.

SITE said al-Zawahri also noted the U.S. military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. It added that his comments do not necessarily indicate a recent recording, as the withdrawal agreement with the Taliban was signed in February 2020.

Al-Zawahri made no mention of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and the capital Kabul last month, SITE added. But he did mention a Jan. 1, attack that targeted Russian troops on the edge of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa.

Rumors have spread since late 2020 that al-Zawahri had died from an illness. Since then, no video or proof of life surfaced, until Saturday…”  (930 times God promises Jerusalem forever to the Jews. Soon all Hell will break loose in the Middle East. Joel 3:2 warns today’s politicians that World War III occurs because of parting God’s land. It won’t succeed. Christ will return, stop the horrendous war and reign over the world from the Throne of David in Jerusalem forever – Revelation 11:18; Luke 1:32, 33. Psalm 122:6 – Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.)

ANALYSIS: Iran is making progress in the program to wipe Israel from the map

September 3, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “The conclusion that Iran is slowly but surely closing in on Israel can be drawn from certain underreported events that have occurred in the past and those which are currently taking place.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addressed the increasing Iranian imperialistic aggression before and after his meeting with US President Joe Biden and made it clear that Israel would act alone against the Islamic Republic if necessary…

All this makes it clear that Iran is steadily making progress on its plan to wipe Israel off the map and to establish a second Persian empire

To make things worse, Iran reportedly received an unexpected boost from the Taliban in Afghanistan this week.

Iranians on social media reported they had witnessed several transports carried out of Afghanistan in trucks belonging to the Islamist regime. The trucks carried heavy weapons and armed humvees left behind in Afghanistan by the US army…”  (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 stars 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.)

Iranian Armed Forces Spokesman: America ‘No. 1 Enemy,’ Israel ‘Must Be Eliminated’

September 15, 2021 — Breitbart.com reports: “Iranian Armed Forces Spokesman Brigadier-General Abolfazl Shekarchi affirmed the United States is the Iranian republic’s top enemy while describing his country’s commitment to eliminate the Jewish state.

In his remarks, which were made during an interview that aired on Iranian TV last Wednesday, the senior spokesman referred to Israel as ‘the dog guarding America,’ while deeming the United States ‘the number one enemy of the Iranian people.’ 

‘[America] has brought its guard dog – the Zionist entity – to this region,’ he said. ‘From time to time, this dog barks.’

Claiming that Israel ‘doesn’t have the capability’ to attack Iran, Shekarchi warned that if the Jewish state ‘perpetrates any strategic mistake, it will be slapped in the face, and it will not be able to recover.’ 

‘Our strategy towards the Zionist entity never changes: the removal of the Zionist entity,’ he said. ‘Israel must be eliminated.’…”  (Iran will be blotted out when Russia, China, and Islamic nations fight Israel and her allies during Armageddon – Revelation 16:16.  The battle is described in Ezekiel 39:1 – 5: …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… Soon the war of wars will arrive from the North and East [Russia and China] – Daniel 11:44.  The battle is described in Ezekiel 38:1 – 5: …the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,   Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief [Russian] prince of Meshech and Tubal: [Moscow and Tubal, or Tubalsk – Southwest of the Russian capital]:  And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:  Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet.)

Iran’s nuclear program has crossed ‘all red lines’: Israel PM

September 28, 2021  — SpaceWar.com reports: “Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday Iran had breached all the ‘red lines’ aimed at curbing its nuclear weapons program, but that Israel ‘will not allow’ Tehran to get the bomb.

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, Bennett claimed the Islamic republic had in recent years taken ‘a major leap forward’ in its nuclear production capacity and ability to enrich weapons-grade uranium.

‘Iran’s nuclear weapon program is at a critical point, all red lines have been crossed,’ said Bennett, who took office in June.

‘There are those in the world who seem to see Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons as an inevitable reality, as a done deal, or they have just become tired of hearing about it,’ the 49-year-old premier told the world body.

‘Israel doesn’t have that privilege. We cannot tire. We will not tire. Israel will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.’…”  (Jesus said discussing events to occur just preceding His return to earth to set up His Kingdom of peace that: there shall be great tribulation such as never was since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor never shall be again; – Matthew 24:21. Come quickly Lord Jesus – Revelation 22:21.  See the report.)

Iran a ‘clear danger to Middle East’ says Foreign Ministry after Raisi speech

September 22, 2021 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Tehran finances terrorism, poses a global threat and must never be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons, the Foreign Ministry said in response to the speech of new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday. 

‘Raisi continues to fool the international community in a speech filled with lies and cynicism,’ the Foreign Ministry said after Raisi spoke by video at the opening session of the annual UNGA gathering.

‘Iran’s ayatollah regime constitutes a clear and immediate threat to the Middle East and world peace,’ it added…”

Iran warns of ‘crushing response’ to any threats

September 21, 2021 — Israel National News reports: “Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani on Monday dismissed threats by Israeli officials and warned of a ‘crushing’ response.

‘Any unwise and stupid measure will trigger a crushing response from Iran that would inflict heavy costs on the aggressors,’ Ashtiani said, according to the Xinhua news agency.

‘The Islamic Republic has made it clear that its advanced defense power is solely aimed at safeguarding the country’s security and protecting the borders, in the meantime, it will deal with any potential threat or act of aggression,’ he added.

While Ashtiani did not specify which threat from Israel he was referring to, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett recently called for an international response to a damning International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran.

The IAEA report had criticized Iran for stonewalling an investigation into its past nuclear activities and jeopardizing important monitoring work…”  (More bragging and blustering from Iran.  In 2016 the Global Firepower list puts the United States as the number 1 military power in the world.  Israel ranks as number 16, and Iran is ranked as number 21.)

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