NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Iranian cleric claims: Six million Jews were not killed in the Holocaust’
March 2, 2023 — Israel National News reports: “An Iranian cleric recently gave a Friday sermon in the city of Arak in which he expressed doubt that six million Jews were indeed killed in the Holocaust.
The cleric, Gholamali Dorri-Najafabadi, is the representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Iran’s Markazi Province. He said in the sermon on Friday, February 17, that it is not true that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, because there were not that many Jews in Europe.
He claimed that the true figure is around 50 or 60 Jews, and that the Holocaust has been used as a ‘pretext’ to fight against Islam, Muslims, and the hijab.
The sermon was aired on Iran’s Aftab TV and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI)…” (Hitler’s persecution of the Jews began in 1933; shortly after he took office. On April 7 of that year he stripped all Jews of offices in the German civil service. Government officials, doctors, lawyers, and workers in educational and cultural fields were all required to sign the following statement:
I declare officially herewith I do not know of any circumstance — despite careful scrutiny — that may justify the presumption that I am not of Aryan descent; in particular, none of my paternal or maternal parents or grandparents was at any time of the Jewish faith. I am fully aware of the fact that I expose myself to prosecution and dismissal if this declaration proves untrue.
Within three months, thirty thousand heads of Jewish families had been deprived of income.
The future sufferings of the Jews were also announced in two lines of a song called “The Horst Wessel Song,” which became the theme of every major parade in Germany. Translated, two lines of the song were: “When Jewish blood flows from the knife, Things will go much better.”
Under Hitler’s direction there was a steady rise in outrageous demands and unlawful acts against all Jews. By 1938 every synagogue in the nation had been burned, the windows of every Jewish establishment had been shattered, and twenty-five thousand innocent Jews were in concentration camps.
In the infamous Buchenwald camp Jews were shipped and tortured during the day, while throughout the night a voice shouted over the loudspeakers, “Any Jew who wishes to hang himself is asked first to put a piece of paper in his mouth with his number on it so that we may know who he is.”
At the end of World War II, General Eisenhower made a decision to personally visit as many Nazi concentration camps as he could. His reason? He wanted to document the camps and their appalling conditions.
In his book Crusade in Europe he stated: “The same day [April 12, 1945] I saw my first horror camp. It was near the town of Gotha. I have never felt able to describe my emotional reactions when I first came face to face with indisputable evidence of Nazi brutality and ruthless disregard of every shred of decency. Up to that time I had known about it only generally or through secondary sources. I am certain, however that I have never at any other time experienced an equal sense of shock.
“I visited every nook and cranny of the camp because I felt it my duty to be in a position from then on to testify at first hand about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief or assumption that `the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda.’ Some members of the visiting party were unable to through the ordeal. I not only did so but as soon as I returned to Patton’s headquarters that evening I sent communications to both Washington and London, urging the two governments to send instantly to Germany a random group of newspaper editors and representative groups from the national legislatures. I felt that the evidence should be immediately placed before the American and British publics in a fashion that would leave no room for cynical doubt.”
Anticipating a time when Nazi atrocities might be denied, General Eisenhower also ordered the filming and photographing of camps as they were liberated. Members of the U.S. Army Signal Corps recorded approximately 80,000 feet of moving film, together with still photographs.
Within months after the war in Europe, about 6,000 feet of that film footage was excerpted to create a one-hour documentary called “Nazi Concentration Camp”. Prosecutors used the film, which is graphically gruesome, to prove that Nazi leaders, on trial at Nuremberg, had perpetrated unbelievably heinous crimes against humanity.
Thomas Dodd, one of the U.S. prosecutors, introduced the film into evidence on the 29th of November, 1945. When the lights came up, after the trial film was screened, people had a new understanding of what the words “concentration camp” really meant.
Eisenhower wanted to be in as many pictures as possible to prove the death camps really existed. He was sometimes accompanied by Generals Bradley and Patton [such as their visit to the Ohrdruf concentration camp on April 12, 1945].)
Nasrallah: Israel is nearing its end
March 7, 2023 — Israel National News reports: “Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese terrorist organization, claimed that the controversy in Israel over the government’s planned judicial reforms showed that the Jewish State is approaching the end of its existence.
‘Everything that is happening in Israel is among the signs of the end of this entity,’ Nasrallah said in a video address Monday.
He warned that the efforts of the Otzma Yehudit party to pass a law imposing the death penalty for terrorists would only lead to an increase in terrorist attacks against Israelis.
‘Any time your enemy decides to pass a law to execute prisoners, it means he is a fool,’ the terrorist leader said. ‘You foolish Zionists, this law will increase the courage of the Palestinian mujahideen (Islamic warriors) to carry out operations.’
This is not the first time Nasrallah has used the current internal tensions within Israel to claim that the country’s end is approaching. In a televised address last month, he claimed that Israel would not survive another five years to celebrate its 80th birthday…” (Israel will never be destroyed. God has declared His love for Israel from its very beginning: And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all. None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born. And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live… Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil – Ezekiel 16:4 – 6; 9. Deuteronomy 7:6-8 states: For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Despite the rantings and ravings of the world: …let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance – Psalm 83:4, God has promised: …I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off – Isaiah 56:5.)
Islamic Jihad official claims Israel is at its weakest
March 13, 2023 — Israel National News reports: “Khaled al-Batash, one of the senior officials of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization in Palestine, believes that Israel is strategically weak and military pressure may lead it to withdraw from territories in ‘Palestinian territory’.
Speaking as part of ‘Al-Quds Week’ (Jerusalem) at the headquarters of the Engineers’ Association in Gaza, El-Batash said that the situation today in the West Bank is very similar to the situation before the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
‘In the history of the struggle with the occupation and with all the invaders, Allah armed the Muslims with weapons and documents that cannot be overcome and gave us, Arabs and Muslims, evidence and proof that the land is ours,’ Al-Batsh said…” (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 two reports.)
Hamas refuses to agree to calm, threatens new escalation
March 9, 2023 — Israel National News reports: “Egypt and Qatar are continuing their efforts to mediate between Israel and Hamas in an attempt to prevent a deterioration into a new round of fighting, but Hamas is not ready to commit to this and is warning of an imminent military escalation.
The Lebanon-based Al-Akhbar newspaper, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, reported on Wednesday, citing sources in Hamas, that the group’s leaders conveyed a message to Egypt which stated that Hamas ‘will not stand idly by in a situation where the enemy crosses the red lines’ and warned that ‘the situation in Gaza will not enter a state of calm as long as the occupation continues with its crimes in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.’
Hamas stated that it ‘supervises and monitors what is happening in occupied Jerusalem, the attempt by the occupation to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the removal (of activists) from it, the attack on the worshipers coming from the West Bank, the Judaization plans and the demolition of the homes of the residents of Jerusalem’, noting that it will not turn a blind eye to these attacks, and that the continuation of this policy ‘will lead to the outbreak of a new military conflict’…”
Islamic Jihad: Israeli Arabs should launch an intifada
March 14, 2023 — Israel National News reports: “Abu Hamza, a spokesman for the military wing of the Islamic Jihad terrorist group, on Monday called on the Israeli Arabs to start an intifada (uprising).
In comments he delivered after a military exercise held by the terrorist organization in the northern Gaza Strip, Abu Hamza said that ‘the Islamic Jihad will cause the stupid enemy to wear down by launching rockets in its direction, since the organization has many other means of warfare that will hurt the enemy.’
‘We call on all the fighters of our people and the free people in Judea and Samaria and in Israel to mobilize for this war, so that there will be an overall intifada that will create the basis for the end of our enemy and its expulsion from all of Palestine,’ said the spokesman…”