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The Miracle That Is Israel

The Miracle That Is Israel

At 63, the Jewish State is a relative newcomer to the family of nations, yet in just over two generations it has been able to catch up and exceed the accomplishments of the majority of the older Western democracies in practically every category of human endeavor, not to mention the newer states in Asia and Africa and the Middle East. The eminent British historian Paul Johnson wrote of the Jewish State: “In the last half-century, over 100 completely new independent states have come into existence. Israel is the only one whose creation can fairly be called a miracle.”

More here:

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/10/the-miracle-that-is-israel/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9ecc849b5c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN

Those Surrounding Israel to Be Devoured!

Those Surrounding Israel to Be Devoured!

By Bill Salus
ProphecyDepot.com

The prophet Zechariah informs us in chapter 12 that those peoples surrounding Israel, will someday be devoured by Israel. The key to understanding portions of his prophecy rests in recognizing the direct correlation between Zechariah 12:2 and Zechariah 12:6.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. (Zec. 12:2, nkjv; emphasis added)

Someday Jerusalem becomes a cup of “raal” in the Hebrew, which is commonly translated as reeling, trembling, or drunkenness. This occurs when the surrounding peoples lay siege against both Judah and Jerusalem. This cup of “raal” should not be confused with the “heavy stone” classification of Jerusalem in the following passage.

More here:

http://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2011/06/those-surrounding-israel-to-be-devoured.html

ISRAEL, PROPHECY AND THE “DAY OF THE LORD”: Understanding the Book of Joel

ISRAEL, PROPHECY AND THE “DAY OF THE LORD”: Understanding the Book of Joel — Part One

This week marks the 44th anniversary of the Six Day War, the historic reunification of Jerusalem under Jewish control, and the dramatic retaking of the Biblical heartland known as Judea and Samaria by the prophetically reborn Jewish State. It is a week of celebration for Israeli Jews, but a week of mourning and violent protests for Israel’s Arab neighbors. As I write this, Iranian leaders says the End of Days has come and the Twelfth Imam will emerge from occultation very soon. They are calling for the annihilation of Israel, sending an Iranian submarine to the Red Sea, and a new report says Iran could build nuclear weapons in just two months. Meanwhile, violence is spiking on the Syrian-Israeli border and the Egyptians have just legalized the Muslim Brotherhood as a political party.

More here:

http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/what-is-the-day-of-the-lord-and-why-does-it-matter-understanding-the-book-of-joel-part-one/

UPDATE:

A WAKE UP CALL FOR ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH: Understanding the Book of Joel — Part Two

A TRUMPET CALL FOR ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH: Understanding the Book of Joel — Part Three

US Senators oppose Israel return to 1967 lines

US Senators oppose Israel return to 1967 lines

New resolution proposed by Senators Lieberman, Hatch calls for US opposition to any Israeli withdrawal to 1967 lines, deals blow to Obama peace talk efforts
AFP

US senators proposed a resolution on Thursday opposing any Israeli withdrawal to 1967 lines, dealing a symbolic blow to President Barack Obama’s efforts to renew peace talks.

“It is contrary to United States policy and national security to have the borders of Israel return to the armistice lines that existed on June 4, 1967,” read the text introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, and Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut Independent.

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http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-4080333,00.html

Hitler’s Anti-Semitism Still Alive and Kicking in Europe

Hitler’s Anti-Semitism Still Alive and Kicking in Europe

An original diatribe against the Jews written by Adolph Hitler himself is due to be unveiled at New York’s Simon Wiesenthal Center in July. The Gemlich letter, named for the man to whom it was sent in 1919, is considered Hitler’s first known anti-Semitic writing. The document’s revelation comes at a time when anti-Semitism is once again sliding through Europe, hissing in ways that are hardly harmless.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism and stands with Israel and the Jewish people around the globe, paid $150,000 for what is believed to be Hitler’s first anti-Semitic discourse – signed and everything. In the Gemlich letter, Hitler accuses the Jews of being an alien race involved in the unscrupulous pursuit of money and power. He advocates legislation against them, the ultimate objective of which must be “the irrevocable removal of the Jews in general.”

More here:

http://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2011/06/hitlers-anti-semitism-still-alive-and.html

Israel God’s Timepiece – Part 2

Israel God’s Timepiece – Part 2

Also see:

Israel God’s Timepiece – Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnUEy2d7e3Y

Israel God’s Timepiece – Part 4 (conclusion)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZjRnVG0baI