NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Arab sources: ‘This is a third intifada’
September 5, 2022 — Israel National News reports: “The current and increasing wave of terror attacks and the escalation on the ground point to a clear trend, a Palestinian Authority (PA) Arab source told Israel Hayom.
‘This is a third intifada,’ the source said. ‘This is not the end. This is the beginning of the new stage in the ongoing battle in the West Bank.’
‘You think that we can solve this issue with economic gestures? No. There are a lot of problems. That there is no diplomatic [solution] on the horizon is just one issue. Even a person who has a job and earns money, comes home at the end of the day and asks himself what future we have’…” (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.)
Hamas official: Terror attacks will lead Israel to retreat from Judea and Samaria
September 13, 2022 — Israel National News reports: “Hussam Badra’an, a member of Hamas’ political wing, has said that terror attacks in Gaza, Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem, and the, ‘lands occupied since 1948,’ had the greatest influence on Israel’s decision to leave Gaza seventeen years ago.
Israel pulled out of Gaza during the summer of 2005, in what was officially called the ‘Disengagement.’ In a bloody coup in 2007, Hamas wrested control of Gaza from Fatah, and has ruled the enclave ever since.
In an interview with Hamas’ Al-Aqsa television channel, Badra’an said that the younger generation in the ‘West Bank’ takes part in the fight against Israel and sent a message to the world that he aims to leave a mark similar to that of the generation which preceded his…” (930 times God promises Jerusalem forever to the Jews. Ours was the first nation to recognize the sovereign state of Israel in 1948, but we have moved further and further away. God promised to Abraham: “…I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” – Genesis 12:2, 3. 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.)
Iran’s Guards commander says any country involved in Israel’s aggression will ‘pay its price’
September 8, 2022 — YnetNews.com reports: “A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned on Wednesday any country involved in any Israeli aggression against Islamic Republic will ‘pay its price’, Iranian Tasnim news agency reported, amid an impasse between Tehran and Washington to revive a 2015 nuclear deal.
‘The Zionist regime (Israel) is considered a major threat to Iran’s security and all governments that cooperate with this regime’s aggression against Iran’s security will pay its price,’ Tasnim quoted senior commander Gholamali Rashid as saying.
Israel, which sees Iran’s nuclear program as a threat to its existence, has warned of military action against the country’s nuclear sites if the diplomacy fails to curb Tehran’s nuclear work.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Yair Lapid issued a stern warning to Iran standing next to the IDF air force F-35 stealth fighter jet.
‘If Iran continues to try us, it will discover Israel’s long arms and capabilities,’ Lapid said. ‘It’s still too early to know whether we succeeded in thwarting the nuclear deal, but Israel is prepared for any threat and any situation,’ he said…” (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.)
Iran unveils missile it says can strike all of Middle East and parts of Europe
September 23, 2022 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Iran held a military parade on Thursday and unveiled what it claimed to be a new ballistic missile.
The missile is a medium-range ballistic rocket capable of traveling around 1,400km, according to Iranian media. Images of the missile were also shown in Iranian media. Called ‘Rezvan’, the missile was shown during a parade that marks Iran’s victory over Iraq in the 1980-1988 war.
With a range of 1,400 km, the missile would be capable of striking anywhere in the Middle East as well as in parts of Europe.
‘It’s a precision ballistic missile,’ the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Major General Hossein Salami, said, according to Iran’s IRNA…” (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. See the next two reports.)
Nasrallah warns Hezbollah missiles are ‘locked on’ offshore Israeli gas field
September 19, 2022 — The Times of Israel reports: “Hezbollah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday issued a fresh threat over the offshore Karish gas field partly claimed by Lebanon, warning Israel against beginning extraction amid maritime border talks between Jerusalem and Beirut.
In a televised speech for the Shiite commemoration of Arbaeen, Nasrallah noted upcoming tests at Karish, with the platform slated to be connected to Israel’s national gas grid in the coming days. According to Nasrallah, Hezbollah ‘sent a very strong message’ concerning the tests but Israel clarified they would not involve extracting gas from Karish.
‘The red line to us is that there should not be extraction from Karish,’ he said, according to the Naharnet news site…”
Iran announces suicide drones it says can hit Tel Aviv and Haifa
September 12, 2022 — Israel National News reports: “Iran announced Monday that it has designed a new model of long-range drone aircraft capable of striking Israeli cities.
According to a report by Iran’s Mehr News which cited a senior Iranian military official, the new Arash-2 suicide drones – upgrades of the older Arash-1 drones – have extended range enabling them to reach targets in Israel.
Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari was quoted in the piece as saying the new drones are ‘designed to hit Israel’s Tel Aviv, Haifa.’
‘We have specially designed this drone for Haifa and Tel Aviv. This is a unique drone that was developed for this task,’ Heidari said, vowing Iran ‘will unveil this drone’s capabilities in future exercises.’
The announcement comes amid reports that nuclear talks in Vienna have reached an impasse…”
Iran Declares Itself ‘Invincible’ While Demanding ‘Stronger Guarantees’ for Nuclear Deal
September 2, 2022 — Breitbart.com reports: “Radical Islamist President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi declared his country ‘invincible’ in a threatening military rant on Thursday preceded by his top diplomat claiming the rogue regime was still ‘closely studying’ a proposal to revive the doomed 2015 nuclear energy deal with Europe and the United States.
Raisi proclaimed that America had suffered a ‘humiliating defeated [sic],’ according to the Iranian state-run Fars News Agency, in withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal and that it was negotiating now because it was aware that Iran was ‘invincible and powerful.’
Raisi made the remarks during an event Fars identified as the ‘AhlulBayt World Assembly’ in the nation’s capital…” (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: See the next report.)
Mossad head: Israel will defend itself, deal or no deal, Iran not immune
September 12, 2022 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Mossad thwarted dozens of terror attacks against Israelis and Jews worldwide, Mossad chief David Barnea revealed on Monday in the first public speech he gave since taking office last June.
Speaking at the ICT Herzliya conference, he said, ‘We thwarted dozens of Iranian terror attacks [against Israelis/Jews.] We stopped attacks in Cyprus against a businessman; in Turkey, we stopped attacks against businessmen and diplomats’ and ordinary visitors and ‘in Colombia we saved a businessman,’ as well as in many other places.
‘This is state terror ordered by leader [Ayatollah Ali Khamenei] perpetrated by the IRGC’ and other Iranian security organizations,’ are not spontaneous, but planned systematic and strategic terrorism acts’, he said…”