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During a broadcasted meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, CIA Director, panel Chairperson indicate they met Tamir Pardo in Washington this week; U.S. official: Iran willing to attack U.S. targets if threatened.
By Barak Ravid Published 19:18 31.01.12 Peres: Iran's 'evil' leaders must not be allowed to gain nuclear weapons Bradley Burston, the only Israel boycott that's actually working. Marching to the beet of the season, from Shabbat borscht to Superbowl nosh.

By REUTERS - 13/02/2012 - The commander of US naval forces in the region says US navy can prevent Iran from blocking Strait of Hormuz; "They've increased the number of submarines, fast attack craft," Vice Admiral Mark Fox says.
MANAMA - Iran has built up its naval forces in the Gulf and prepared boats that could be used in suicide attacks, but the US Navy can prevent it from blocking the Strait of Hormuz, the commander of US naval forces in the region said on Sunday. Iran has made a series of threats in recent weeks to disrupt shipping in the Gulf or strike US forces in retaliation if its oil trade is shut down by sanctions, or if its disputed nuclear program comes under attack.
"They have increased the number of submarines ... they increased the number of fast attack craft," Vice Admiral Mark Fox told reporters. "Some of the small boats have been outfitted with a large warhead that could be used as a suicide explosive device. The Iranians have a large mine inventory."
"We have watched with interest their development of long range rockets and short, medium and long range ballistic missiles and of course ... the development of their nuclear program," Fox, who heads the US Fifth Fleet, said at a briefing on the fleet's base in the Gulf state of Bahrain. Iran now has 10 small submarines, he said. Continued:

Posted by: Bruce Krasting - 03/01/2012 - Battle talk. A very big question mark hanging over the global table is what the hell is going to happen between Iran and Israel. I spoke with a fellow in Europe I know who has an informed opinion. There were no secrets discussed, but his thoughts on some of the variables including Syria, bunker bombs and timing were interesting. Will Israel allow Iran to develop a nuke? Not a chance in hell.- What is the 'over - under on timing'? Certainly less than two years.
Does Israel have the capacity to take out concrete hardened facilities in Iran? Yes, but this is by no means an easy task. It is not possible for the Israel Air force to attack without going over some other country’s border. The choices are Turkey (Iraq then Iran), Jordan (Saudi Arabia, Iraq then Iran), Syria (Iraq then Iran) or Saudi Arabia (Direct to Iran). Continued:

I know that most of you are keenly aware that the USA is embarking on a major "deployment" of troops - upwards of 9,000 land-based, air force, navy, and preparation for the largest-ever joint military exercises with Israel - is it time for the treaty? Listen, this "thing" is getting way out front of us and those who refuse to come to terms with what is happening either do not wish to or realize that if they do they'll have to make some serious changes with their lives and what's really important in their daily living. Even so - today's tenuous economic scene overwhelms many and they simply have so much on their plate that one more item is just too much to's coming, meanwhile I still hear fiddles playing in the background, while something's beginning to burn!
Well, we're definitely on a journey - a journey that has an ultimate destination: The New Jerusalem. We're continuing our series on The Wonderful Number of Sacred Canon (or "Numbers") with Section IV, Part 2 - ISRAEL'S CHRONOLOGY PYRAMID a most intriguing way of presenting Israel's nigh 2,000-year journey from Abraham to Messiah, the Prince with the final 7 years yet in the IMMEDIATE future. Don't hesitate to ponder why we are doing it this way - why? Because it is high time that these absolute realities aligned, and they do, with the God of Creation and the Spirit of Prophecy, which is the Testimony of Jesus. Bless, Bro. Doug
P.S. - for those of you viewing who wish to view this as an actual e-book, please click here and, if you have the right settings (Flash) you will be able to view it properly: Bro. Doug

Would an Israeli raid on Iran's nuclear facilities bring all sorts of chaos upon the American economy and possibly cause terrorism on our home soil? No doubt it would get extremist Muslims jumping up and down (which is usually a daily occurrence somewhere in the world). Would it drag the U.S. into a wider regional war? Probably. If gas goes to Euro-prices Americans will no doubt blame the Jews- always the convenient scapegoat.
I am still working out whether we will be the young lions of Ezekiel 38 or not. (Although I do not see this war coming first in the end times war line-up of (Ps. 83, Ez. 38, and of course, Armageddon.) Israel is hardly in the place of dwelling safely without walls and something monumental must happen for her to let her guard down to the point that her annihilation would happen without God’s sovereign intervention.
So what would be the consequences of Israel attacking Iran? Israel does believe the window for diplomacy is closing quickly. The Western worlds will of course blame Israel for hegemony while secretly being thrilled someone finally dealt the kiss of death to those mad Ayatollahs. Personally I think the West is terrified that if Israel bombs Iran’s nuclear reactors back into the 12th century (where they really will feel right at home) a broader conflict will certainly ensue.
"Whoever attacks Iran's nuclear infrastructure is really making the decision to go to war with Iran," Richard Burt, a former chief U.S. negotiator at strategic arms reduction talks, told Reuters on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. "We are talking about a range of great uncertainties, all of them basically negative, so this is one reason why consistently the joint chiefs of staff of the uniformed military in the U.S. do not like the idea of attacking Iran."
The New York Times recently reported that Israeli leaders don’t think that an attack on Iran would not produce such catastrophic events as a regional war, terrorism on American soil or a steep rise in the price of oil. I think that is a tad bit unrealistic- but then again, I am no military strategist.
Israel thinks Iran is bluffing and posturing. I remember “peaceful” Iran threatening to “wipe Israel off the map.”
The Washington Post reported last week that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta believed Israel was likely to bomb Iran within months to stop it building a nuclear bomb. Panetta declined to comment. But his alleged remarks and other Obama administration statements indicate the White House is focused on dissuading Israel from taking action - and distancing itself from an Israeli strike if persuasion fails. I still think an Israeli attack would begin WW3- but then again that is just me.
What would happen right away if Israel attacked Iran? Oil prices would certainly soar and there would be another jolt and instability to the world’s financial markets. Then we would no doubt see Muslims ranting, “Death to America- death to Israel.” If Iran decided to close the Strait of Hormuz, which is vital for oil shipments, or attacked Saudi oilfields, there would be an immediate rise in oil prices, which would no doubt have a domino effect on our economy. Then a wider war would follow. Perhaps dragging in Russia and China. Editor: HOLLIS CARAVETTA-

Once again, the liberal camp is leading a pack of “peace activists” who appear to be fully committed to seeing justice (albeit solely from a Palestinian worldview) and reconciliation in the middle-east. Unfortunately, politically correct and tolerant liberals end up promoting the anti-Semitic views put forward by Islamists.
Part of the process of Christian Palestinianism is a progressive removal of the Jewish roots of Christianity. Judeo-Christian ethics are replaced with "Christian" ethics. This systematic removal of the Jewish roots of Christianity facilitates the delegitimization of Israel as God’s chosen people and further justifies her removal from the world as we know it, even though this might not be the most apparent agenda.
In her book Eurabia: the Euro-Arab Axis released in 2006, Jewish author and activist Bat Ye’or almost prophetically calls it “Palestinian Marcionism”: The Christian policy that would eliminate the Jewish source of Christianity by suppressing the link between the Hebrew Bible and the Gospels represents an old and lingering trend, always opposed by the Church. It was first formulated by Marcion, a second-century Byzantine priest of pagan background who was strongly influenced by Gnosticism. Today, Palestinian Marcionism (Palestinianism) paves the way for the Islamization of the Church as it prepares mentalities for an Islamic replacement theology. Bat Ye’or’s assessment has tragically proven true in the last 5 years.
Christian Palestinianism is well on its way to de-Judaize Jesus – a job that the gentile branch of Christianity generously contributed to, out of ignorance or pure hatred of the Jews over the centuries. CP will also continue to invalidate much of the Jewish Scriptures as history gets re-written and Jewish references get replaced to accommodate the “Islamization” of the Bible. Additionally, British expert Paul Wilkinson documents the movement as he traces its origins and agenda: “Christian Palestinianism is an inverted mirror image of Christian Zionism. All the basic elements of a Christian Zionist eschatology are reversed, so that the Bible is seen to be Christian, not Jewish, the land of the Bible is Palestine not Israel, the Son of God is a Palestinian not a Jew, the Holocaust is resented not remembered, 1948 is a catastrophe not a miracle, the Jewish people are illegal occupiers not rightful owners, and Biblical prophecy is a moral manifesto and not a signpost to the Second Coming. Despite enlisting support from the theological community and seeking validation through academia, the overriding thrust of Christian Palestinianism is political, not Biblical.
It is a shame to see that many Evangelical are buying into the lies of Christian Palestinianism. Endorsements of such projects by former World Vision US President, Robert Seiple; Stephen Sizer, Vicar of Christ Church in the UK, Lynne Hybels, wife of Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Church or even Gary Burge from Wheaton College, only add insult to injury. The same can be said for a more vocally Christian project known as With God on Our Side, directed by Porter Speakman Jr. and endorsed by Tony Campolo and current Vice President of World Vision, Steve Haas. It has also received rave reviews from Christianity Today Christian Palestinianism is Supersessionism gone wild!
Where the Church left off with Replacement Theology’s faulty substitution of Israel for today’s Body of Messiah, Christian Palestinianism picked up and ran with it. With any vestige of the Jewish roots of Christianity eradicated, Israel and the Jewish people will become irrelevant and this is a risk we cannot afford to take. Palestinianism is becoming the next big wave of Christian anti-Semitism, yet there is a simple solution... READ YOUR BIBLE!

(Edited) Reuven Doron - “An oracle concerning Damascus: ‘See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins. The cities of Aroer will be deserted and left to flocks, which will lie down, with no one to make them afraid. The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim, and royal power from Damascus; the remnant of Aram will be like the glory of the Israelites,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” (Is. 17:1-3).
Historically, being one of the oldest cities in the world, Damascus has never experienced such utter and total devastation as Isaiah prophesies. Frank Amedia-( mentions: For months now, the totalitarian Syrian regime that is controlled by the Alawite minority has been under fierce domestic assault as the Syrian public is following the example of anti-government revolutions throughout the Middle East known as the “Arab Spring.” The Alawite regime responded swiftly to this civil unrest with a tough policy aimed at crushing the popular uprising by military show of strength with tanks and missiles smashing into civilian neighborhoods. The Syrian population suffered thousands of casualties from the hands of its own government. months and weeks.
It is helpful to remember that the Alawites, or Alawis, the ruling minority sect, are not truly Muslims. This sect dates from the ninth century A.D., and though it originated from Shia Islam (the sect that dominates Iran) they believe that Ali, a relative of Muhammad, is an actual incarnation of the divinity, and worship a “trinity” of sorts which consists of Muhammad, Ali, and a freed slave.
Their doctrines are ambiguous and secretive, and only males can be inducted into them through rituals and rites. Women are considered a lower class created for labor and reproduction only, and are neither taught nor permitted into the religious practices. The Alawis adapt to different political and religious environments like a chameleon, they reject Islam’s sacred law, the Shari’a, and permit activities forbidden by Islam such as sanitary practices, dietary restrictions, sexual customs, and religious rituals. They rarely adhere to fasting, almsgiving, or pilgrimage to Mecca which they actually consider idol worship.
This strange sect has no formal prayers or places of worship, and builds no religious structures other than shrine tombs. Their rise to power in Syria is somewhat of a mystery and a “fluke of history,” and is rooted in the favor the French governors of the territory showed them after WWI. Today the Alawite’s time appears to be up now as the domestic and international pressures rise daily. Their options to suppress the unrest and avoid being lynched by the mob are diminishing with each passing day, and the Spirit of God is warning that the Syrian Alawite regime, desperately clinging to power, may resort to play its last card soon which is to attack Israel as a diversion. This option has proven itself in the past. Source: Hollis Caravetta E-mail:

Ecumenical News International, Switzerland - 3.5.2012 - Salt Lake City, Utah (ENInews)--Anne Frank, Simon Wiesenthal's parents, Gandhi, Daniel Pearl, Elvis. Mormon leaders are fed up. On 2 March, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' (LDS) governing First Presidency issued an unequivocal mandate to its members: Do not submit names of Jewish Holocaust victims or celebrities for proxy baptism. Doing so could cost Mormons access to their church's genealogical data or even their good standing in the faith, reports Religion News Service via the Salt Lake Tribune. "Without exception, church members must not submit for proxy temple ordinances any names from unauthorized groups, such as celebrities and Jewish Holocaust victims," LDS President Thomas S. Monson and his counselors wrote in a letter to all Mormon bishops. [600 words, ENI-12-0129]
Ecumenical News International, Switzerland - 3.5.2012 New York (ENInews)--With world attention focused on tensions between Iran and Israel, a coalition of Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders reminded U.S. presidential candidates not to lose sight of the need for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Citing the "core teachings of our traditions," the leaders affirmed on 1 March "with urgency that Arab-Israeli-Palestinian peace is more vital than ever." The statement from the National Inter-religious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East, an advocacy group, came as U.S. President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over ways to deal with Iran's nuclear capability. The statement was distributed more widely by the National Council of Churches (USA) on 5 March. [384 words, ENI-12-0132]

March 2012 Issue B Many people would be surprised to find out that extensive preparations for
the building of the Third Temple are already underway by an organization called “The Temple Institute,” which is located in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem’s walled Old City. It is an Orthodox organization dedicated to the controversial endeavor of establishing the Holy Temple of God on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, something they view as a Biblical imperative.
As part of its mandate, the Temple Institute is actively working on the restoration and construction of the sacred vessels necessary for use in service for the Holy Temple. These are no mere replicas or models, but authentic vessels, made from gold, copper, silver and wood. Included among these are gold and silver vessels used in the incense and sacrificial services, the tziz zahav (golden crown) of the Cohen HaGadol (High Priest), and the Levitical musical instruments.
The three vessels most vital to Temple service have also been completed and stand ready: the menorah (a seven branched candelabra), the Table of Showbread, and the Incense Altar—all made of gold. The choshen (breastplate), ephod, and tziz (crown) also stand ready for service in the Holy Temple. Currently underway and nearing completion after years of painstaking work and research is the sacred uniform of the Cohen HaGadol (High Priest). This solid gold menorah is one of three vessels vital to the Temple service.
Rabbi Abi Yisrael Ariel is the founder of the Temple Institute of Jerusalem and is spearheading this project.. He is also a renowned Biblical scholar and author of several Hebrew books, including the Atlas of the Biblical Boundaries of the Land of Israel. He believes that each and every generation of Jews is obliged to do all they can to rebuild the Holy Temple.
Rabbi Ariel’s convictions run counter to some Orthodox Jews who believe that we must wait patiently for the Messiah (Moshiach) to come before the Temple may be rebuilt. As a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces’ paratrooper brigade, he was one of the first soldiers to reach the Temple Mount when it was liberated by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967. On June 7, 1967, for the first time in almost 1900 years, Jerusalem came back under Jewish control, and Rabbi Ariel was there. At that time, he says, the vision was birthed in his heart to do all in his power to assist in the rebuilding of the Holy Temple. Twenty-one days later, on June 28, 1967 the Knesset passed a decree annexing East Jerusalem, thereby bringing the entire city of Jerusalem back under Jewish control.

March 2012 Issue B Syrian President Bashar Assad has ordered the heads of his military to hit Israel with a barrage of missiles should there be any foreign intervention in Syria, a Jordanian news website reported. According to the site, Our Country’s News, Assad gave the order in a secret meeting with the heads of the Syrian army in light of his fear of a U.S. military strike in Syria. The report said that Assad ordered that if any military action is started against Syria, the Syrian army should respond by firing missiles into Israel, with a particular emphasis on Israeli military airports.
The report added that an operations room has been opened in Damascus and that it is continuously manned by officers from Syria and Iran, as well as by Hizbullah terrorists, all of whom coordinate their military operations in the event of external military intervention in Syria. A similar operations room has been opened in Tehran and is manned by Iranian as well as by Hizbullah terrorists. Hizbullah has also opened a similar operations room in Lebanon, said the Jordanian website, and Iran and Hizbullah have promised Syria to launch missiles at Israel from their territories as well.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak recently warned that sophisticated weapons could be transferred from Syria to Lebanon and to Hizbullah should Assad fall. Major General Yair Golan, head of the Northern Command, has also warned that Assad’s fall will result in Hizbullah’s taking over his arsenal of advanced missiles. “There is a very real danger that if Assad’s regime falls apart, his arsenal of advanced weapons, including ground-to-sea missiles and aerial defense systems, will fall into the hands of Hizbullah and other radical groups,” the senior general said in a recent interview.

10-27-2011 Word From Yerushalaim - With each successive concession it is obvious that Israel's leaders are on a dangerous road which most definitely is putting Israel in a most dangerous position concerning her ongoing security and existence. The Lord is the only hope for Israel, and we who are called by His name must continue to be watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem. Crying out in prayer Lord save Your people Israel. Yesterday I had the opportunity of meeting with a group of faithful warriors from France. They have come to stand in prayer over Israel's borders and to prophecy Israel's destiny in the Lord. Thank you all for standing with God's plans for His people (also grafted) for together in prayer His perfect plan shall not be defeated.
Yoel Meltzer Published:10.26.11 Alarmingly, over time Israeli leaders have withdrawn from most of our red lines
Long before the deal or immediately following it, Israel should have declared any of the following: the Israeli military will respond immediately and overwhelmingly to any future kidnapping; Israel will not supply any food, electricity, medical supplies or other essential items to Gaza in the event of a future kidnapping emanating from there; any future prisoner swaps will be on an equal basis one for one. The fact that Israel doesn't make such declarations is indicative of a much larger problem plaguing the Jewish state, namely that it has no red lines. For instance, once upon a time Israel's leaders proudly declared that it does not negotiate with terrorists. Yet over the course of years this was modified to "Israel does not release prisoners with blood on their hands." Needless to say, subsequent prisoner swaps proved that this red line was just as hollow as its predecessors.
The problem, however, is not limited to negotiating with kidnappers. For example, in the past, nearly every political and military leader agreed that the Golan Heights was not negotiable because of its strategic importance to Israel. However, the alleged strategic necessity of maintaining the Golan Heights faded away as many of the same leaders began saying that Israel can survive without the Golan. Thus, another purported Israeli red line simply vanished into thin air.
Similar reversals were also witnessed in Israel's position vis-a -vis the sensitive issues of a united Jerusalem and control of the Temple Mount as both of these one-time untouchables were opened to negotiations by former prime ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert.
Perhaps even more alarming, Israel's red line of how much Arab hostility it is willing to absorb before responding with due force has changed dramatically over the last 18 years, since the Oslo Accords. For instance, there was Ariel Sharon's somewhat astonishing policy of "restraint is strength," initiated following the deadly terrorist attack on the Dolphinarium in 2001 that left 21 teenagers dead.
Moreover, it was only after hundreds more were killed in numerous terrorist attacks that Israel finally embarked on Operation Defensive Shield in March 2002 in order to destroy the terrorist infrastructure in Judea and Samaria. Similarly, it was only after thousands of missiles were fired at Jewish communities close to the Gaza border that Israel finally reentered Gaza at the end of 2008 as part of Operation Cast Lead.
In the face of all these crumbling red lines, it should be clear that any Israeli threat to the Arabs that is not acted upon is interpreted by the Arabs as yet another sign that Israel is growing progressively weaker, a perception which in turn further deteriorates Israel's deterrence capability.
In this light one can fully appreciate the damage done by former Prime Minister Ehud Barak when he failed to act upon his promise to respond with might to any act of aggression by Hezbollah following our pullout from Lebanon in 2000. Not only did the aggression happen, as Hezbollah dashed across the border kidnapping and eventually killing three Israeli soldiers, but our minimal response most likely emboldened Arafat and the Palestinians to raise the level of terror during the bloody Second Intifada.
These are just a few of the many examples of Israeli red lines that have been falling apart in recent years. Moreover, it is most likely an Arab understanding of this which allows the Arabs to remain obstinate on nearly all positions, confident that Israel will eventually cave in. Witness both the current government's ongoing insistence that Abbas recognize Israel as a Jewish state and his continued refusal to concede.
Sure enough, Abbas' gamble that Israel would eventually abandon yet another red line proved correct as Israel recently agreed to the Quartet's request to begin negotiations without any preconditions such as the recognition of a Jewish state.
The result of all this is that the Jewish people find themselves in a position where the leaders of Israel either avoid stating any clear red lines, as they know they'll never live up to them, or worse, they declare red lines and then simply disregard them. However, unlike other countries such as the United States, where a lack of red lines is not a cause for alarm, in this neck of the woods a lack of firm red lines can lead to one's undoing.
Yoel Meltzer is a freelance writer living in Jerusalem. His personal blog is,7340,L-4139624,00.html

THE FORGOTTEN CHRISTIANS OF THE EAST - By CAROLINE B. GLICK - 10/10/2011 23:21 - It is unclear what either Western governments or Western churches think they are achieving by turning a blind eye to the persecution of Christians in the Muslim world.
On Sunday night, Egyptian Copts staged what was supposed to be a peaceful vigil at Egypt’s state television headquarters in Cairo. The 1,000 Christians represented the ancient Christian community of some 8 million whose presence in Egypt predates the establishment of Islam by several centuries. They gathered in Cairo to protest the recent burning of two churches by Islamic mobs and the rapid escalation of state-supported violent attacks on Christians by Muslim groups since the overthrow of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in February.
According to Coptic sources, the protesters Sunday night were beset by Islamic attackers who were rapidly backed up by military forces. Between 19 and 40 Copts were killed by soldiers and Muslim attackers. They were run over by military vehicles, beaten, shot and dragged through the streets of Cairo.
State television Sunday night reported only that three soldiers had been killed. According to al-Ahram Online, the military attacked the studios of al-Hurra television on Sunday night to block its broadcast of information on the military assault on the Copts. Apparently the attempt to control information about what happened worked. Monday’s news reports about the violence gave little indication of the identity of the dead or wounded. They certainly left untold the story of what actually happened in Cairo on Sunday night. In a not unrelated event, Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Rai caused a storm two weeks ago. During an official visit to Paris, Rai warned French President Nicolas Sarkozy that the fall of the Assad regime in Syria could be a disaster for Christians in Syria and throughout the region. Today the Western-backed Syrian opposition is dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. Rai cautioned that the overthrow of President Bashar Assad could lead to civil war and the establishment of an Islamic regime. Continued:

"The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." Isa 17:1 There is some strong language being used again, pray for Syria and the mercy of the Lord to be in both Israel and Syria. Lord let nothing happen outside of Your perfect plan and will...
In meeting with Turkish FM, Syrian president discusses possibility of NATO strike, says 'I won't need more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets to Golan to fire at Tel Aviv'
Ynet Published: 10.04.11 - Syrian President Bashar Assad on Tuesday threatened to set fire to the Middle East, and especially to Israel, if NATO attacks Syria, the Iranian Fars news agency reported.
In a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Assad said: "If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more than six hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv."
Highest-ranking Syrian defector takes refuge in Turkey
Davutoglu reportedly conveyed a message of warning from the US to Assad. The Iranian report has not been verified by other sources. According to the Fars news agency, the Syrian president stressed that Damascus will also call on Hezbollah in Lebanon to launch a fierce rocket and missile attack on Israel, one that Israeli intelligence could never imagine. "All these events will happen in three hours, but in the second three hours, Iran will attack US warships in the Persian Gulf as American and European interests will be targeted,7340,L-3083,00.html