NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Updated Hamas charter still doesn’t recognize Israel
April 3, 2017 — Israel National News reports: “A Hamas political document leaked on Sunday reveals plans to soften the group’s charter so that it recognizes a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 borders, but still does not recognize Israel, the Yediot Aharonot newspaper reports.
The document was published by the Lebanese news site Al Mayadeen. It is due to be officially released in the coming days by Hamas leader and politburo chief Khaled Mashaal.
Hamas officials told the London-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper last month that the group would release the document as part of its efforts to help its standing in relation to the international community and Arab countries, chiefly Egypt.
‘It is possible to agree to a state within the 1967 borders, but it does not necessarily include recognition of Israel and does not mean that there is a relinquishment of historic Palestine,’ the new charter states, according to Yediot Aharonot.
‘The liberation of Palestine is the duty of the Palestinian people, and the resistance to the occupation is a legitimate right, and armed resistance is a strategic choice. Our right to develop and manage the means of resistance is included in the framework of managing the conflict and not at the expense of the principle of resistance,’ it adds…” (Israel will always be a Jewish state. Though Satan has always stood against Israel — I Chronicles 21:1 – Yahweh God will send a fire against Magog [Russia] and her Arabic allies –Daniel 11:40; Isaiah 17:1; Ezekiel 38:5-7 and Psalms 83:5-7. In the heat of the battle to destroy Israel – Psalms 83:4 – the enemies of God will be crushed as Jesus, the Son of God sets up His kingdom. Isaiah 59:20 states: “…the Redeemer shall come to Zion” [Jerusalem], sent by His Father – Psalms 2:6 – to reign over the world from Jerusalem forever – Luke 1:32 – 33.)
Rouhani: Iran does not need ‘permission to build missiles’
April 16, 2017 — The Times of Israel reports: “Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran does not need ‘permission to build missiles,’ in an apparent response to recent sanctions by the United States on the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program.
‘Iran will ask no soul’s permission to build missiles,’ the state-run Press TV quoted him as saying.
Speaking at a defense ministry event to show off new Iranian-made weapons, Rouhani claimed that the country’s development of ballistic missiles and other advanced arms is strictly for defensive purposes.
‘We have repeatedly declared that strengthening the defensive prowess of Iran’s Armed Forces is only aimed at defending the country and will never be used against another country,’ he said…” (Ezekiel 38:5 predicts that Russia, the Orient, and Persia [which changed its name to Iran in 1932] will see millions destroyed through atomic warfare in the Latter Years and Latter Days – Ezekiel 38:8, 16. This battle is described in Revelation 9:14 – 18: “Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.”)
Ahmadinejad is back
April 12, 2017 — Israel National News reports: “Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad submitted this morning, Wednesday, his candidacy to once again become president of Iran.
Ahmadinejad announced his registration as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election that is to take place in May, according to Iranian state media.
His announcement comes in direct opposition to the instruction of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who had ordered Ahmadinejad not to run for the presidency again.
So far, 126 names appear on the candidate’s list – 120 men and 6 women.
Ahmadinejad has been notorious for his statements against the Jewish State, having expressed his readiness to ‘wipe out’ Israel…” (Ahmadinejad, Iran’s braggart, 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:”)