NEWS FROM ISRAEL & THE MIDDLE EAST
Hezbollah official warns terror group can destroy Israeli army
January 29, 2018 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Hezbollah has called an article written by IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis and published on Lebanese opposition websites ‘provocative words published by a coward.’
‘The article is nonsense and a provocation that is published by someone who is a coward,’ Hajj Muhammad Raad, the head of Hezbollah’s ‘Loyalty to Resistance’ Lebanese Parliamentary bloc, wrote on the Ahewar website.
‘Israel should not act foolishly and complicate itself in a war that will be destructive for it. Hezbollah is stronger today and has capabilities that can destroy the Israeli Army. Israel today has become a regional and international isolationist, and the media spins that come out of it are meant to cover up its distress, because it wants to present itself as strong,’ he continued.
On Sunday, an article written by Manelis appeared on several Arab-language media outlets, including being published on the Hezbollah-friendly al-Masdar website and broadcast on the Voice of Beirut radio station.
‘The authority of the Zionist entity, whatever it tries, will not be able to persuade the Arab-Muslim peoples to give up the idea of resisting the Zionist occupation,’ Raad wrote Monday. ‘The day will come when Hezbollah’s flag will be raised over the honorable city of Jerusalem and the Palestinians will regain their occupied land.’…” (Baseless boasting. The nations may say: “…Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance” – Psalm 83:4. It won’t work — “…I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off” – Isaiah 56:5. See the next report.)
Hezbollah threatens Israel
February 12, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “Al-Haj Hassan Khawab Allah, a Hezbollah official in charge of the ‘Palestinian issue’, on Sunday issued a threat to Israel following the military escalation in which the Israel Air Force downed an Iranian drone that infiltrated Israeli territory and an Israeli F16 was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire.
In an interview with the Hamas daily Al-Risala, Khawab Allah said that Israel would carry out an ‘act of stupidity’ if it initiated ‘aggression’ against Syria, Lebanon or Gaza.
He added that the events of the past several days would cause Israel to carefully consider its steps before making such a ‘stupid’ move.
‘The meaning of the downing of the hostile Israeli aircraft in Syria is that from this day it will not be able to ‘warm up’ in the skies of Syria without confrontation. This is the message that Syria and behind it the axis of resistance has sent (to Israel),’ claimed the Hezbollah official.
He threatened that any ‘foolish’ move against Lebanon, Syria or Gaza would result in Israel paying a high and painful price. He further said that the incidents of the past few days would provide a tailwind to the Palestinian intifada…”
Netanyahu: We will not allow Iran to destroy us
January 26, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke on Thursday evening at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Netanyahu criticized the nuclear deal with Iran and said, ‘I think that the current agreement is so flawed that it promises that Iran will have everything necessary to create nuclear weapons, including the enrichment of fissile material on a huge scale.’
‘What they can do today, at best, is enrich uranium for one bomb. Under the current agreement, they will be able to enrich enough uranium for a hundred or two hundred bombs,’ the prime minister warned.
‘They will be able to break through, to quickly create an arsenal of nuclear weapons without any international agreement preventing them from doing so. In fact, the agreement allows them to do so.’
It is for this reason, Netanyahu stressed, that the deal with Iran is so bad. ‘Because it gives Iran, the most significant terrorist state in this era, the means to create nuclear weapons, atomic bombs. They will be able to pass them on to their agents, to the terrorists, they could use it themselves. That’s where we do not want to go.’
‘I do not care if the agreement is fixed, cancelled, or kept. What is important to me is to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear arsenal. Because not only does Iran spread terror all over the world, Iran openly says that it will use these weapons and any weapons it possesses in order to destroy Israel. We will not let that happen,’ he reiterated…” (As I quoted earlier – Isaiah 56:5 states: “I will give them [Israel] an everlasting name…” Also, Christ returns, sits upon David’s Throne in Jerusalem and reigns over the world from Israel – Luke 1:32, 33. It’s Iran who won’t be around as Christ rules the world as the “King of kings, and Lord of lords” – Revelation 19:16. See the next report.)
‘We’ll teach Iran a lesson it’ll never forget’
February 12, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) said on Sunday that ‘If Iran continues to threaten and carry out offensive actions against Israel from Syria, we will teach it a lesson that it will never forget.’
In an interview with the Saudi Arabian newspaper Elaph, Katz said, as quoted by Ma’ariv, ‘This is not the first time that Syria has launched missiles at Israel Air Force planes. Israel will continue to maintain aerial superiority and control the skies of the region.’
The interview came following Saturday’s incident in which an Iranian drone entered Israeli airspace from Syria, remaining in Israel some 90 seconds before the IAF shot it down.
In response to the provocation, Israel attacked the drone’s command center. During the IAF operation, Syrian surface-to-air missiles downed an Israeli F-16I fighter jet. Both pilots suffered injuries, and ejected after reaching Israeli territory.
Katz stressed in the Elaph interview that Israel is not interested in an escalation, but would continue to implement the red lines it had set, as it did in Saturday’s incident.
‘Israel stresses that it will not accept an Iranian presence in Syria, damage to its sovereignty, and development and construction of missiles for Hezbollah in Lebanon by Iran,’ the minister said.
He made it clear that Iran is playing with fire, and that the Syrian army, which adopts the Iranian agenda, will find itself under fire…”
Palestinian Journalist: Judaism Is A ‘Religion Of Hatred’ Worse Than Nazism
January 16, 2018 — Breitbart.com reports: “Judaism is a ‘religion of hatred’ that is more cruel than Nazism, a Palestinian columnist claimed in an anti-Semitic oped translated last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
Writing in the Omani Al-Watan daily, Palestinian journalist Jawad Al-Bashiti, who resides in Jordan, wrote that Judaism ‘represents 3,000 years of hostility and hatred … toward mankind as a whole.’
‘According to every criterion of human development and progress, cultural, ethical and scientific, especially in the 21st century, there is nothing worse than devotion, in theory and in practice, to the Jewish religion – the Torah and the Talmud – and there is nothing worse than when this devotion takes on a Zionist and political form,’ Al-Bashiti wrote.
He falsely charged that Jews avoided assimilation by adopting a ‘culture of war’ that is characterized by ‘beastliness and hostility toward non-Jews.’
The Jews ‘invented a god,’ Al-Bashiti posited, and ‘‘Judaized’ the heavens so that they could Judaize the land, in other words, the land of the others, i.e. Palestine, which they saw in their Talmudic visions as the Promised Land.’
The Jews’ god is ‘angry, rapacious, cruel, hostile and vengeful,’ the article, which was first published in August, reads…” (This is nothing new, all throughout history the Jewish people have long been blamed for all of the world’s ills. Incredibly, even the awful plague of the Black Death that swept Europe was blamed on the Jews. They were accused of having poisoned wells with a powder made of spiders, frog legs, Christian entrails, and consecrated hosts (Communion bread). The public wrath that resulted from that fantastic tale brought about the slaughter of thousands of Jews and the complete extermination of two hundred Jewish communities. This can be traced back to the father of anti-Semitism – Satan who “…stood up against Israel” – I Chronicles 21:1. God loves His Chosen People – “…I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee” – Jeremiah 31:3.)