Monday, March 19, 2018

ISRAEL PREPARING FOR WAR ON SIX FRONTS: Last week at the graduation ceremony for new Israeli naval officers, IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Gen. Aviv Kochavi said that the Jewish state was preparing for war on no fewer than six fronts. Kochavi did not list those fronts, except to say that Iran is among them. The others can be guessed at: Egyptian Sinai, where ISIS holds sway; Hamas-ruled Gaza; Lebanon; Syria; and the cyber realm. Of course, many of those other threats are being encouraged and even financed by Iran. Last week, Israel launched massive war drills together with 2,500 visiting American soldiers. As part of those drills, air raid sirens sounded throughout the country on 13 March 2018, unfortunately frightening those who were unaware it was just an exercise. (Israel Today) 

-Intercede for the safety and continued preparedness of Israel to triumph over its enemies on all fronts. Pray also according to scripture that the nations “who delight in war” will be scattered. Psalm 68:302

Thursday, March 15, 2018

TRUMP TO NETANYAHU: "IF EUROPE WON’T FIX IRAN DEAL, USA WILL NIX AGREEMENT” The Trump administration has vowed to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal if European allies refuse to agree to major modifications to the agreement, according to a report Sunday night 11 March, 2018. According to the report, USA President Trump told PM Netanyahu during their meeting last week that the changes the Europeans had proposed to the 2015 agreement were "cosmetic" in nature and not substantive, and were therefore unacceptable. Trump has signaled that he will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal if substantive changes are not made to the agreement. The deal has been criticized for failing to address Iran's ballistic weapons program and for including 'sunset clauses' under which many of the restrictions on Iran's nuclear program would expire, and for failing to create an adequate inspection regime to assess Iran's compliance with the agreement. (Arutz-7)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

“FIX THE IRAN DEAL OR CANCEL IT”: Israel’s PM Netanyahu on Tues. 6 March 2018, held a series of meetings on Capitol Hill following his speech at the AIPAC Policy Conference. The prime minister met with leaders including Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer. Later, Netanyahu met with members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. He also met with House Speaker Paul Ryan and with members of the leadership of the House of Representatives from both parties. Netanyahu told the lawmakers, "This place represents the American people, the great friends of the people of Israel, who give thanks to all of you." Speaker Ryan responded, “In the name of the bipartisan leadership here in the House of Representatives, we welcome you, Prime Minister, you are a great friend and a great ally, we are very excited by the ongoing dialogue between us." The prime minister described Iran's aggression in the region and its attempts to establish a military base in Syria, and noted Israel's determined position to prevent it. Netanyahu also presented the dangers in the Iranian nuclear deal and said that there was a need to fully correct the failures of the agreement or to cancel it. (Arutz-7) 

--Iranian sources claimed this week that Iran has tripled its production of missiles. Please continue to intercede for global astuteness and divinely conscripted strategies to come into play that will avert and dismantle the threat Iran is to Israel and the nations. Iran has missiles capable of striking Israel on the other side of the region. But far more dangerous is Iran's effort to establish missile bases in neighboring Syria. With this increased missile production and a firm military foothold in Israel's war-torn neighbor, the Iranian threat to the Jewish state has grown exponentially.

Monday, March 5, 2018

IRAN LAUNCHES FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE ISRAEL’S 'IMMINENT COLLAPSE’: The Islamic Republic of Iran is gearing up for its first ever “International Hourglass Festival”, celebrating what organizers call the “imminent collapse” of the Jewish state. The symbol chosen to represent the event features an hourglass with a Star of David disintegrating above the words “25 Years” – an apparent reference to the predictions made by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2016 and reiterated by Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi in 2017. Organizers announced that the festival would be held in Tehran in April 2018. Some 2,400 anti-Israel NGOS around the world have agreed to promote the event globally. The festival not only targets Israel, but also the USA over its support of Israel, and even the Saudi government. (INN) 

   "The Lord will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.” Isa. 42:13

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

USA EMBASSY TRANSFER TO JERUSALEM IN MAY 2018: USA President Donald Trump announced on 23 Feb. 2018 that he'd be accelerating the transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The USA mission is slated to being moved in phases to its consular facility in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Arnona starting in May 2018. The first stages of the move are expected to see Ambassador David Friedman, and a small personal staff, take up offices at the Arnona facility, officially granting it the status of "embassy." Later, a full embassy annex will be added to the complex, with a new embassy facility to be built elsewhere in the city during the years to come. Israeli government ministers called Trump's announcement an "Independence Day gift," given that the May transfer coincides with Israel's 70th anniversary celebrations. (Israel Today) 

     “Then the moon will be disgraced and the sun ashamed; for the Lord of hosts will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem and before His elders, gloriously. Isaiah 24:23

Friday, February 23, 2018

HEBREW U. RESEARCHERS SHOW WHICH FOODS PREVENT, PROMOTE DEMENTIA: Foods can determine whether someone will suffer from dementia in later years, according to researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot. A large-scale international study that included the university recently examined how food affects brain health for people aged 50 and older. The researchers were able to show that diet affects the risk of dementia. Among the foods proven to prevent dementia are: blueberries (not just the juice), healthful fats (as in olive oil), nuts (in small amounts to avoid excess calories), and fish. Other beneficial foods include: beans and legumes, fruits, low-calorie dairy products like yogurt, chicken and whole-grain cereals. Among the foods that have been shown to promote dementia are: fried foods, sugary foods, processed foods, red meat, fat, cheese and salt. (J.Post) 

"Worship the Lord your God, and His blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.” Ex. 23:25

Monday, February 19, 2018

UN ENVOY: GAZA ON VERGE OF ‘TOTAL SYSTEMS COLLAPSE’: Gaza is beyond a “humanitarian crisis” and “on the verge of a total systems failure,” UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said last week. Mladenov defined a total systems failure as the “full collapse of the economy and social services,” with all the “political, humanitarian and security implications stemming from that. The situation in Gaza needs to be high on the agenda for the Palestinian Authority’s donor countries Mladenov said. Returning Gaza under legitimate Palestinian control and ending all the terrorist activity there is critical,” he said. “It is critical to Israel’s security, Egypt’s security, to the people of Gaza and the Palestinians in general.” The envoy said “we need to work with the Palestinian Authority, and help them develop a plan about how they are going to return to Gaza.” Without that, he said, Gaza risks “exploding in our faces again, this time in a far more violent and deadly manner than in the past”. (J.Post) 

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” Proverbs 29:2