NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
ISIS threatens global war with Israel
May 20, 2016 — The Jerusalem Post reports: “Islamic State threatens Israel in an article in its weekly newsletter this week, saying that unlike Hamas, the ‘war on Israel will not be limited by geographical boundaries or by international norms.’
According to the article in the Al-Naba newsletter identified by the Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor of MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) and shared with The Jerusalem Post, Israel feels threatened by ISIS because of the ‘collapse’ of neighboring states and the Sunni terrorist group’s advance toward the borders of the Jewish state.
For this reason, Israel has started to fight against Islamic State in Sinai and Syria, it says, adding that the entire world is now an arena for the fight against all the ‘polytheist combatants, including the Jews,’ who are legitimate targets. Israel is using jets to attack Islamic State in Sinai, the article claims…
The article also claims that the group is more capable than others have been in the past of attacking Israel since it is closer to Israel.
However, notes the MEMRI report, the Islamic State ideology does not view Israel as its primary target, but rather as one to be fought later, after the organization conquers the Arab countries surrounding it.
‘Let the Jews bomb with their planes, they are not harsher on us than the Crusaders’ planes and Allah enabled us to persevere [against] those…. With Allah’s permission they will be overpowered, and then they will be taken to hell,’ the ISIS article concludes…”
In new Gaza clip, kids urge ‘martyrdom, blowing up enemies’
May 12, 2016 — The Times of Israel reports: “New footage to emerge out of a children’s festival in the Gaza Strip shows play-acting Palestinian kids urging each other to ‘die as martyrs’ and ‘blow up their enemies,’ and includes mock presentations of them capturing Israeli soldiers and running through what appears to be a tunnel.
A video of the events, part of the eighth annual ‘Childhood Festival’ by the Islamic Association in Khan Younis in April, was uploaded to the internet this week, and was made available by the Middle East Media Research Institute.
During one segment, a young girl calls on her ‘child’ to ‘join the battle! Die as a martyr, and blow up the enemies.’
Others show young boys clasping toy assault rifles as they strike poses in formation and run through what appears to be a tunnel.
Children are also shown ‘capturing’ an Israeli soldier and throwing rocks at Israeli policemen. The setting appears to be Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, with boys dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews seen praying the background.
Two young girls then declare that ‘the young people of Jerusalem are staging a knife revolution.’…” (Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” – Matthew 18:4 – 7.)
Muslim preacher: Jews ‘trying to uproot Islam’
May 15, 2016 — Israel National News reports: “Jews are trying to ‘uproot Islam,’ a Syrian preacher claimed last week.
‘Treachery is one of the characteristics of the Jews, just as slyness is one of the characteristics of foxes,’ Sheikh Muhammad Ma’moun Rahma stated to a crowd at the Umayyad Mosque of Damascus in a Friday sermon. His comments were translated into English by the Middle East Research Media Institute (MEMRI).
‘The Jews dream of ruling the world from their false ‘Temple,’‘ said the preacher.
‘Are you aware, o Muslims and Arabs, that global Jewry holds the political reins in the world’s superpowers?’ he added.
‘The entire world knows that the Jews control the sources of knowledge and fortune, in order to take hold of the reins of culture and economy. In America and in Europe, they are now kings of finance, the leaders of the media, and the owners of publishing houses.’…” (I think any intelligent person who follows the daily news as I do knows its Islam that wants and strives to control the world. They will fail because God promises Israel an everlasting name that shall not be cut off – Isaiah 56:5.)