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- AS SYRIA'S ASSAD SUFFERS CIVIL WAR SETBACKS, WHAT'S THE BEST
OUTCOME FOR ISRAEL?
- By JNS June 2, 2015 - With the Syrian civil war well into
its fifth year, President Bashar al-Assads government has
outlasted many observers predictions of his demise. But
recently, major setbacks for that government have led many to
question whether or not these are indeed the Assad regimes
final days and to ponder what a post-Assad Syria might mean for
neighbors such as Israel.
- After defeating Syrian government forces in Palmyra, the
Islamic State terror group now controls roughly half of Syrias
territory, although that mostly constitutes Syrias vast
deserts in the east. At the same time, Islamic State controls
many of Syrias major oil and gas reserves and is threatening
to seize more.
- Other rebel forces in northern Syria have captured a key
military base in Syrias Idlib province, pushing the Syrian
regime further into their strongholds in Damascus and along the
Syrian coast. But if that pattern continues, it will be
very very difficult for [Assad] to secure his positions in these
areas, said Prof. Eyal Zisser, a Syria expert at Tel Aviv
- So it is still too close to call, but clearly the rebels
are doing well, Sisser told JNS.org.
- As a result of the recent rebel and Islamist gains, the Syrian
regime now only controls roughly 25-30 percent of the country,
although that includes major cities such as the capital of Damascus
as well as Tartus and Latakia along the countrys western
coast. Continued: http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/41989/as-syrias-assad-suffers-civil-war-setbacks-
- ABBAS PEACE PROCESS MUST BE MULTILATERAL EFFORT
- Palestinian leader calls for a change in tactics by international
community, looks to UN to end conflict with Israel. Mahmoud Abbas
UN General Assembly
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
- Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas may call on the international
community to push for multilateral peace talks as a new way forward
towards a peace deal with Israel in a highly touted address at
the United Nations Wednesday.
- The contents of the speech, which will reportedly no longer
contain a threatened bombshell, were hinted at in
an article published under Abbass name in the Huffington
Post website Tuesday.
In the opinion piece, the Palestinian Authority president accused
the nations of the world of abandoning the Palestinian people
and leaving them to suffer Israeli ethnic cleansing
that is, he said, worse than apartheid.
- Palestine has languished on the UN agenda since the
organizations inception, Abbas wrote. This
persistent neglect has cost too many lives, dampened hope, undermined
international law and stained the reputation of the UN.
- The same pattern of negotiations imposed for years
will not work because Israel is the occupying power, he
urged. Israel controls our territory, natural resources,
economic affairs and our daily lives, violating every fundamental
human right of the Palestinian people. We cannot directly negotiate
with a power that has this level of control and exhibits such
contempt for the rights and existence of our people.
- HAMAS 'ACCEPTS TERMS' OF 8-YEAR TRUCE WITH ISRAEL
- Sources say ending rocket strikes, tunnels included
- August 17.15 Aaron Klein - TEL AVIV Hamas political
leadership tentatively accepted the terms of an eight-year truce
with Israel, according to sources within Hamas.
- The sources, speaking to WND from the Gaza Strip, said Israel
gave support to Egypt to accept a Hamas delegation for further
talks on the proposed long-term cease-fire.
After discussions in Egypt, the Hamas delegation, headed by Hamas
leader Ismail Haniyeh, will travel to Qatar and Turkey for more
input on the deal, which is being brokered by former Quartet
envoy and ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
- The Hamas sources said the current version of the truce,
as accepted in theory by Hamass politburo, includes a Hamas
pledge to stop all rocket fire from Gaza and to cease digging
tunnels into Israel.
- Hamas also agreed not to operate within 30 meters of the
Israeli border, the sources said.
- Joel Richardsons documentary End Times Eyewitness:
Israel, Islam and the Unfolding Signs of the Messiahs Return
takes you to the front lines of the ongoing Middle Eastern revolutions
- In return, the Hamas sources said, Israel agreed to allow
thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to enter the Jewish state
for work, a detail that cannot be confirmed with Israeli diplomatic
- The Hamas sources said Israel will allow for a larger fishing
zone off the Gaza coast along with a corridor to connect
the Gaza coastline to international waters. Israel, however,
would still monitor and inspect ships in the area.
- Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/hamas-accepts-terms-of-8-year-truce-with-israel
- "ANCIENT PROPHECY"
By Devash - 16 Sivan 5775 - 03 June 2015 - Rashbi in an Ancient
Prophecy: When Damascus Falls - Salvation Will Sprout to Israel
While news arrives from Syria about the waning of Assad's regime,
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai was expecting it a long time ago - accompanied
by a surprising promise
- Will the fall of Assad's regime be significant in some way
or another for the State of Israel? Commentators differ in their
opinions, but it seems that everything is dwarfed by a surprising
description of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, written thousands of
- The book "Otzar Midrashim" is a description of
the redemption, as Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai heard from an angel
while hiding in a cave. In the Midrash, it shows a section that
appears to refer to our days: "And it's a sign for you,
when you see that an Eastern Nero has fallen, that in Damascus
has fallen the Bnei Mizrach kingdom, then will sprout the salvation
of Israel, and Mashiach ben David comes and will ascend to Jerusalem."
- There was someone who checked and found that "Eastern
Nero" in gematria equals "Bashar Assad". The actual
timing is so appropriate, when the news from Syria is reporting
on the last death throes of the Assad regime.
- THE GREATEST LIE EVER TOLD - THE HOLOCAUST - 2015 DOCUMENTARY
March 18, 2015 - Full length Holocaust Documentary - Did Hitler
systematically murder 6 million Jews? we will be putting some
of the mainstream theories under the scope, for the purpose of
analysis and revision.
- IRAN'S SUPREME LEADER ALI KHAMENEI DENOUNCED ISRAEL
- HE ALSO CASTIGATED THE UNITED STATES IN A MESSAGE TO HAJJ
PILGRIMS ON WEDNESDAY
- Khamenei called Israeli activities at the Temple Mount in
Jerusalem an insult to the holy site and among the
foremost problems for Muslims. There have been a
series of violent clashes at the mount - the holiest site in
Judaism, and the third holiest in Islam - in recent days. Israeli
forces found pipe bombs and other weaponry in the site last Sunday,
where they said their intervention prevented a planned attack.
Palestinian officials claim Israel is allowing more Jewish visitors
and plans to permit Jewish prayer at the site, which Israel denies.
- Khamenei accused Israel of trampling the lives and
properties of the oppressed Palestinians.
- As for the United States, he said its evil policies
in the region have resulted in war, bloodshed, destruction
and displacement as well as poverty, backwardness and sectarian
and religious rifts, according to Irans Fars news
- NEWS FROM THE SLATER FAMILY IN ISRAEL
Please join Brian, Racheli and their three children in prayer
that this year will be a year of spiritual blessing and that
we see many more people come to faith in Messiah Yeshua. This
family helps the poor in Israel with a soup kitchen.
Special Opportunity: The Slater Family wants to wish you a happy
Jewish New Year, (Rosh Ha Shana), as we sound the shofar, may
it be a sweet sound to all who know Him and a wake up call for
all who have not yet found Him, through our outreach efforts.
This is always a great time to point our Jewish People to Yeshua.
The Day of Atonement is always a great time to remember The Sacrifice
Lamb-Yeshua, who takes away the sin of the world for all who
put their trust in Him.
Also this month, we build our Sukkah for The Feast of Tabernacles-Sukkot.
This is an amazing time to remember the God of All Creation who
tabernacles with us at all times on the throne room of our hearts.
He is the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last, in all
we do as we practically and spiritually supply a steady flow
of good deeds through the ministry of Abundant Bread of Salvation.
Ministry News: Recently in the soup kitchen, a group of young
volunteer b elievers from Hong Kong, surprisingly sang some worship
songs in Hebrew. At the same time, we had Swedish volunteer believers
prepare a wonderful chocolate cake and cooked a great meal along
side three German volunteers. This is one of my favorite things
to see how the Lord Yeshua gathers the nations to bless our poor
and needy Israeli people, In Yeshua 's name
Thank you for your support! Together, we are making a difference
Brian, Racheli, Raz, Amichai and Moriyah
Notice our new email and website: Brian@AbundantBread.com
- TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY RANKS IN TOP 10 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
- TAU places 9th in PitchBook report for undergrad programs
that produced the most start-up founders; Technion and Hebrew
U make the top 40
- By David Shamah September 30, 2015 - n its latest survey,
PitchBook Data, a leading provider of data and technology to
the private equity and venture capital industries, ranks Tel
Aviv University as ninth in the world and first outside
the US as the best place for an undergraduate entrepreneur
to graduate from if they want to raise money for a start-up.
- The 2015 edition of the PitchBook Universities Report shows
that TAU, over the past five years, produced 250 undergrad entrepreneurs
(founders or co-founders of tech start-ups), who between them
started 204 companies. On average, those Israeli start-ups attracted
$1,754,000 in venture capital investments.
All other universities on the top 10 list of undergraduate entrepreneurship
successes were located in the US, and included such institutions
as Stanford (which ranked first), UC Berkeley, MIT, Harvard,
University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, University of Texas and
University of Illinois (in 10 place).
- Two other Israeli universities the Technion, ranked
20th, and Hebrew University, ranked 39th were part of
the PitchBook top 50 universities for undergraduate entrepreneurship
TRUMP'S DECK OF JEWISH CARDS
IDF PREPARES FROM POSSIBLE OPERATIONS IN SYRIA AS THREATS GATHER
- By Ahuva Balofsky August 18, 2015 - The Israeli military
has begun preparations for a possible ground operation in the
Syrian Golan Heights to deal with mounting threats from the north,
Israels Channel 2 reported. The move would be made in the
event of sustained rocket fire or coordinated terror attacks
against Israel from the war-torn Arab state.
- According to the report, Islamists have been flooding the
border region near Israel, putting the Israel Defense Force (IDF)
on high alert. Last week, the army held a large-scale drill simulating
a possible advance into Syria and the evacuation of Israeli civilians
from border communities.
- An additional report by Channel 10 added that the drill included
preparation for a sophisticated, multi-pronged attack by Islamists,
similar to those carried out recently against Egyptian forces
in Sinai. The IDF is also preparing for the possibility of an
attack by Hezbollah, guided by Iran. According to an IDF source,
hundreds of Hezbollah members are present in the Golan, and Tehran
has been behind several recent attacks against Israel. The presence
of Iranian and Hezbollah fighters in Syria, especially in positions
near Israel, has long been a source of concern for the Jewish
State. Its clear that Iran is behind all of the terror
attacks here [in the Golan] in the past two years, the
IDF officer said Sunday during a briefing with reporters. The
Iranians are using the border they establish units
whether its [Jihad] Mughniyeh, [Samir] Kuntar, and more
to carry out [the attacks].
- Continued: http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/47071/idf-prepares-possible-operation-syria-threats-gather-border
- IRAN ROLLING OUT THE THREAT AGAINST ISRAEL PROPAGANDA (The
ALERT: Obama Doesnt Want You to See This Video That IRAN
Via Gateway Pundit, the Investigative Report on Terrorism reports
the Islamic Revolution Design House, a media company associated
with Iranian hardliners released an animated video this week
of Al-Quds special forces on a hill outside Jerusalem preparing
for battle.It shows a soldier putting on a Revolutionary Guard
patch, and then a Qassam Brigades headband, followed by a ski
mask and a Palestinian scarf around his neck, while arming himself
with a machine gun and a pistol. As he puts on a helmet, we see
him looking over Jerusalems Temple Mount, home of the Dome
of the Rock and Al Aqsa mosque.
The image pulls back, showing the soldier amid a sea of conquering
A concluding message invokes Ayatollah Khomeinis threat
that Israel must be wiped off the map and promises that day is
I dont get it. We believe Iran when they say theyre
not interested in stockpiling nukes, but we DONT believe
them when they say theyre going to wipe Israel off the
face of the Earth. Perhaps this video will change some minds.
The Youtube pulled http://conservativepost.com/alert-obama-doesnt-want-you-to-see-this-video-that-iran-just-released/?
- DISENGAGEMENT PROTESTERS REOCCUPY EVACUATED WEST BANK SETTLEMENT
Over 200 people take up positions at Sa-Nur, whose 40 families
were forcibly cleared in 2005
By Stuart Winer July 28, 2015 - The IDF warned on Tuesday that
it will clear over 200 protesters out of the ruins of the Sa-Nur
settlement in the West Bank after they converged on the formerly
evacuated site early Tuesday morning.
Protesters took up positions in an abandoned British fort at
the site to mark 10 years since the 2005 Gaza disengagement during
which Jewish residents were also forcibly evacuated from four
settlements in the northern West Bank, including Sa-Nur.
The settlements of Kadim, Ganim, and Homesh were also cleared
out at the time, along with the larger Israeli pullout from the
Among those who took part in the reoccupation of the settlement
were families who were evacuated in 2005 as well as rabbis, public
figures, and MK Bezalel Smotrich from the nationalist Jewish
- NETANYAHU SCRAMBLES TO CALM SEETHING COALITION AFTER SETTLEMENT
- Jewish Home lawmakers threaten to dismantle government over
police takeover of Beit El project; PM says hell fight
By Elie Leshem July 28, 2015 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
sought to quell a budding coalition crisis Tuesday morning, as
members of the pro-settler Jewish Home party threatened to hobble,
or even topple, his government over its move to clear out illegally
built structures in the West Bank. Were acting to
bolster the settlements, and were doing so in accordance
with the law, Netanyahu said in a statement hours after
hundreds of Israel Police special forces stormed the two buildings
in the Dreinoff neighborhood of the settlement of Beit El, north
Settler demonstrators had barricaded themselves in an attempt
to prevent the implementation of a High Court of Justice decision
ordering the demolition of the structures, and some 50 were detained
after scuffles with police.
Our stance regarding the houses in Beit El is clear,
Netanyahu continued. We are opposed to demolishing them
and are pursuing judicial courses to prevent such a step. I will
request that the governments stance, to the effect that
the planning process at the site has been concluded and that
there is thus no need to demolish the houses, will be brought
before the High Court of Justice as well.
- FRANCE, BRITAIN SEEK U.N. ACTION ON PEACE PROCESS
- April 22, 2015 - Worthy News - (Worthy News)-- France and
Britain urged the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday
to set a framework for a peace agreement between Israel and the
Palestinians, as New Zealand announced it was working on a draft
resolution to revive long-stalled peace talks, the Times of Israel
"It's the responsibility of this council to adopt a consensual
and balanced resolution that sets the parameters of a final status
and a timeline for the negotiations, French UN Ambassador Francois
Delattre told a council meeting, according to Reuters. Britains
UN Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said that Britain saw merit in
a council resolution "setting out the parameters for a peaceful
and negotiated solution."
- ABBAS COUNTING ON EU TO PAVE WAY FOR RESUMPTION OF STALLED
- Thursday, July 23, 2015 - Worthy News - (Worthy News) - Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he was
pinning hopes on the EU and members of the Quartet to pave the
way for the resumption of the stalled peace process.
Abbas, who was speaking in Bethlehem during a joint press conference
with visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, said that
the Palestinians continue to believe in the need for peace in
- We believe in the two-state solution, where Palestine
and Israel would live alongside each other, Abbas said.
Our efforts to join international institutions and conventions
are not directed against anyone.
- GERMANY TO IRAN: RECOGNIZE ISRAEL IF YOU WANT ECONOMIC TIES
- By Ben Ariel - 7/20/2015 - German Vice Chancellor says Iran
must recognize Israel in order to have economic relations with
German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany's
economy minister, on Sunday said Iran must recognize Israel in
order to have economic relations with Germany.
- Questioning [Israel's] right to existence is something
that we Germans cannot accept," Gabriel said at the start
of a three-day visit to Tehran, according to the German dpa news
- "You can't have a good economic relationship with Germany
in the long term if we don't discuss such issues and try to move
them along," he told a gathering of German and Iranian businesspeople
- Gabriel, who will hold talks with Iranian President Hassan
Rouhani and several ministers during the visit, said he wanted
to talk to human rights representatives in a country that the
United Nations says is guilty of human rights violations against
women, religious minorities, journalists and activists, Reuters
- By traveling to Tehran with a delegation of industry group
representatives and company officials, Gabriel sends a strong
signal that Germany wants to quickly rebuild economic and political
ties with Iran, the news agency noted.
- Under an agreement struck on Tuesday, sanctions imposed by
the United States, European Union and United Nations will be
lifted in exchange for Iran agreeing long-term curbs on a nuclear
program that the West thought was intended to make a nuclear
bomb. Tehran has always denied seeking nuclear arms.
- Gabriel praised the agreement as "a first big step"
and said it was now possible for trade between the countries
to increase. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/198351
- A BIG, UNTOLD STORY: SINCE LAST YOM KIPPUR, MILLIONS OF JEWS
HAVE BEGUN SEARCHING FOR THE MESSIAH, AND FOR ATONEMENT FOR THEIR
- The media isnt reporting this. But its worth
examining. In Uncategorized on September 22, 2015 - At sundown,
we begin Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This is the highest
holy day on the Jewish calendar, and one of great Biblical and
historic and cultural importance to my people. I so wish I was
home with Lynn and our sons in Israel tonight. Instead, I am
in the U.S. speaking at a number of events, from Dallas to San
Luis Obispo to Washington, D.C. to Toronto. I am speaking about
the darkness that is falling in our world. But I am also explaining
to people about a fascinating phenomenon that Im observing.
- Since last Yom Kippur, millions of Jews have begun a quest
to find the Messiah. For reasons I cannot fully explain, Jews
are suddenly searching for answers to the deepest and most important
questions concerning life and death and God and atonement and
eternity, in numbers unprecedented in history. Some are searching
through the Hebrew Scriptures for answers. A stunning number
are actually reading the New Testament, most for the first time.
They are searching on Google for information about the Messiah.
They are even watching a new series of videos by Jews who claim
to have found the answers. The videos some of which have
gone viral were produced and posted on a new website called
www.imetmessiah.com. To me, these are fascinating developments.
They certainly arent being reported by the media. But they
are worth examining. That said, more on all that in a moment.
- First, a few thoughts about Yom Kippur itself.
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