1 Picture = 1,000 Words

27 08 2015
New palace of Palestinian Authority Pres. Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah Aug 2015

New palace of Palestinian Authority Pres. Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah Aug 2015

Top ten Reasons it’s good to be the “King” (Chairman, President, Dictator, Head) of the Palestinian Authority.

10. You get nearly total personal control over billions of bucks given for the “Palestinian Refugees”.

9.  You get to enjoy your tenth year of a four-year elected term of office.

8.  You get to fly around the world as a “diplomat”.

7.  You get all the perks of “Head of State”, even though you don’t have a state.

6.  You get honor for your Doctorate (even though the thesis was denial of the Holocaust).

5.  You get help from the US President in deligitmizing Israel.

4.  You get to speak at the United Nations.

3.  You get to play “good cop” to Hamas as “bad cop”.

2.  You get the starring role as “oppressed victim” in reality TV political soap opera.

And the number one reason it is good to be the Head of the Palestinian Authority is:

1.  You get a really nice house.

 

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Two-State/One-State?

22 05 2015

Netanyahu pondersI had a very good question yesterday on my YouTube video page about PM Netanyahu supporting the two-state plan for Middle East peace. His position certainly contradicts the Biblical promise that the whole land belongs to Israel. My answer may surprise you. I believe Prime Minister Netanyahu stakes his claim to the middle ground knowing that the Palestinians will never agree to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Here is his statement:

“I don’t support a one-state solution – I don’t believe that’s a solution at all,” said the Israeli leader. “I support the vision of two states for two peoples – a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish state.” Israel Today

You tell me. Do you believe the Palestinians will ever accept that simple statement? Absolutely not. Those two bold and underlined words are fatal to any agreement. Therefore Netanyahu gets credit for trying and the failure is on Abbas and the Palestinians. Abbas still claims he is also for two states when speaking to the West, yet his real position is clear when speaking in Arabic. Here is proof of my point.

For Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the idea of a “greater Palestine” – that would stretch from “the river to the sea” – is now an official policy….In a series of videos and images discovered and released by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the PA’s official propaganda ministry has made clear that when the PA says “Palestinian state,” it means not just Ramallah and Jenin, but also Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Beersheva. Israel National News

However, there is a third option. The Bible is clear that God will judge the nations for dividing His land (which they have already done).

I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land. Joel 3:2

So, the third option is actually the first and only Biblical plan, the prophetic promised “one-state” solution. The land was given by God to Israel. There will not be two states. God will ultimately settle the issue. More and more Israelis now realize this truth. Even the new Deputy Foreign minister of Israel is calling for the government to use the Torah (the Bible) to lay claim to God’s promised land for the Jews:

Hotovely2Hotovely Tells Foreign Ministry to Quote Torah to the World Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) told Israeli envoys onThursday to reference the Torah in presenting the historical rights of theJewish people to the entire land of Israel while representing the state.

We must keep praying for God’s will to be followed by the leaders and the people of Israel and especially for Jews who are still exiled in the nations.

We bless Israel this weekend as they celebrate Shavuot (Pentecost) and the giving of the Torah . Shavuot begins at sundown Saturday through sundown Monday. Reading the Book of Ruth with family over a joyous meal is the way they observe this holiday. (Click here for my audio teaching on the feasts).

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Kerry, Kerry, Quite Contrary

4 05 2014

Dry Bones Kerry

John Kerry finds himself standing in direct opposition to the declaration of Yehovah God about Israel. He and the Obama Administration would divide the land, contrary to the Scriptures.

I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. Joel 3:2

Kerry’s real opinion was exposed this week in a leaked recording applying the word apartheid to Israel. This is the false narrative trumped-up by the Palestinians. Once again the Administration has articulated the Muslim voice over God’s voice. There will be no peace in this instance. Israel is united against the recent developments, but more to the point, Yehovah, God of Israel opposes dividing His Land!

But Zion said, “Yehovah has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.”  “Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me. Your sons shall make haste; Your destroyers and those who laid you waste shall go away from you. Lift up your eyes, look around and see; all these gather together and come to you.
As I live,” says Yehovah, “You shall surely clothe yourselves with them all as an ornament, and bind them on you as a bride does. “For your waste and desolate places, and the land of your destruction, Will even now be too small for the inhabitants;
And those who swallowed you up will be far away. The children you will have, after you have lost the others, will say again in your ears, The place is too small for me; Give me a place where I may dwell.’ Isaiah 49:14-20
Here are recent stories exposing John Kerry’s bias.

Kerry: Israel could become an ‘apartheid state’

Kerry Feeds the Lie of ‘Israeli Apartheid’

Kerry the false prophet

Former Ambassador John Bolton Tears Into the Obama Admin: ‘Children’ in Charge of Foreign Policy

Carelessness or Candor?

US officials: Even if Israel doesn’t like it, Palestinians will get state: Members of Kerry’s team slam Netanyahu, empathize with Abbas, warn Palestine will rise ‘whether through violence or via int’l organizations’

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(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)





Where was this Hamas Photo Taken?

27 03 2014

Hamas-rally-in-Al-Quds 3-23-14The surprise answer is Jerusalem, last Sunday! It says something about free speech in Israel. But what is going on? The photo of last Sunday’s march at Al Quds University in Jerusalem reveals the bold intent of Hamas to destroy the Jews. This was the second demonstration there in five months.

The Islamic Bloc of Al-Quds University, a student group associated with the Hamas terror group, paraded on campus with masked faces, carrying green banners and cardboard replicas of missiles launched by Islamist terrorists from Gaza into Israel. The Times of Israel

Hamas Jerusaleml rally 11-13Last November 5, a similar demonstration was also held at Jerusalem’s Al Quds University. These are not harmless students looking for a photo-op, these are serious terrorists threatening the very existence of Israel.

Hamas: We Must Slaughter the Jews is a headline for this story in Israel Today: A Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament said in a recent televised address that Palestinian Muslims must either subdue or massacre the Jews, and that genuine, long-lasting peace with the infidels is not achievable. Speaking on Hamas’ Al Aqsa TV, MP Yunis Al-Astal explained “This indicates that we must massacre them, in order to break them down and prevent them from sowing corruption in the world,” he stated. One would presume this also applies to the “infidel” Christians living in the region.

In the banner pictured below, notice the map of Palestine depicting all of Israel as a Palestinian/Hamas state.

Hamas banner 11-5-13

Arab League Officially Rejects “Jewish State” from Israel National News, Arutz Sheva.

At the conclusion of the two-day Arab League summit in Kuwait on Wednesday, Arab leaders announced their rejection of Israel’s request for recognition as the Jewish state. The final statement of the summit declared its “total rejection of the call to consider Israel a Jewish state,”

Since this is a non-negotiable demand of Israel for its very existence, say “Good bye” to the peace talks. To add insult to injury, Palestinian religious leaders have added to their ban on Jews and Christians praying (or doing anything remotely religious) on the Temple Mount. Now they are saying that even the Western Wall below the Mount is also part of Al Aqsa Mosque, and no Jews should be allowed to pray there either!

If you only read Western media, you may be deluded into thinking there is a chance for peace. You would be dead wrong. The Palestinians are increasing pressure, condemnations and attacks within Israel. It is only going to get worse before it gets better. So, where is hope? Yehovah, God of Israel, has spoken and anointed His Son Jesus, Yeshua ben Yehovah, as King over Israel to rule the entire planet.

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yehovah and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,  and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: Yehovah has said to Me, You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. Psalm 2:1-8

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(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)





Link to Netanyahu DC Speech

8 03 2014

D14309_1Just a quick post from Florida…I just listened to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech this week in Washington, DC. It is really worthwhile to take a few minutes and read or listen to it. Blessings!

http://www.pmo.gov.il/English/MediaCenter/Speeches/Pages/speechaipac040314.aspx

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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The Israeli Solution

4 03 2014

Caroline Glick bookMy last blog was on this same subject, but today I want you to hear directly from Caroline Glick, my favorite Israeli columnist. She has just published the best answer to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Please read her reasons for writing and then order the book by clicking on the picture.

“In its annual survey of American Jewry published last October, the American Jewish Committee found that 75 percent of American Jews agree with the statement, “The goal of the Arabs is not a peaceful two-state agreement with Israel, but rather the destruction of Israel.”

And yet, American Jews supported the establishment of a Palestinian state 50% to 47%.

Next week over 10,000 predominantly Jewish American supporters of Israel will gather in Washington at AIPAC’s annual policy conference. Given their high commitment to Israel, probably most of those gathered belong to the 47% of American Jews who opposed Palestinian statehood.

Yet at the conference they will embrace the two-state formula. And on March 4 they will go up to Capitol Hill and tell their representatives that they support it.

They will do so not because they are addled. They will do so because for the past 20 years all they have heard is that Israel has no alternative to the two-state plan.

Israel’s fervent and committed supporters at AIPAC have been told that Israel needs a Palestinian state more than the PLO does. Only by bringing such a state into existence in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem can Israel get the Palestinian demographic albatross off its neck.

These committed supporters of the Jewish state have been sternly lectured that Israel is doomed if it doesn’t give the Palestinians an outlet for their political impulses outside of Israel, because within a year or two there will be more Palestinians than Israelis west of the Jordan.

The same day AIPAC’s delegates meet with members of both houses of Congress, my new book, The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East will be released by Crown Forum, a division of Random House.

In my book, I show that the demographic time bomb is a dud, and a malicious one at that.

In 1997, the head of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Hassan Abu Libdeh told The New York Times that he was carrying out a census which would serve as a “civil intifada,” that is, as a statistical terror assault.

And he was right. The goal of terrorism is to force a target population to take actions it otherwise would not have taken. The goal of statistical warfare is to manipulate numbers to coerce a target society into taking actions that it would otherwise not take.

The Palestinian census claimed that by 2015, Arabs would be the majority west of the Jordan River. And once Jews were the minority, the Arabs could destroy Israel just by demanding the vote.

The Clinton administration, the US Jewish leadership and the Israeli Left rushed to embrace the findings, even though they were totally inconsistent with annual Palestinian population surveys the Israeli military government conducted from 1967 through 1996.

All crowed that true, the PLO still supports terrorism, but if Israel didn’t cough up the territories, it would be demographically overwhelmed.

It took seven years until an independent group of Israeli and American researchers studied the PLO data and exposed the fraud at their foundation. The American- Israeli Demographic Research Group showed that the Palestinian data inflated the Arab population by a whopping 50 percent.

The news for Israel has only gotten better in the intervening years. The Jewish fertility rate has increased as the Palestinian rates have collapsed along with those of the Muslim world as a whole. Israeli Jews now have higher fertility rates than the Arabs of Judea and Samaria, (3.04 vs. 2.91 children per woman). Israel’s immigration rate is high and rising. Palestinian emigration rates have skyrocketed over the past decade.

The demographic good news has percolated throughout Israeli society. And with the news, more and more Israeli politicians have come to favor applying Israeli law to all or parts of Judea and Samaria, just as Israel successfully applied its laws to united Jerusalem and the Golan Heights in the past.

Most Likud members of Knesset and all members of the Bayit Yehudi party support partial or full implementation of Israeli law in the areas. 59% of Israeli Jews support such action as well and support doing so unilaterally.

Indeed, even leftist Israelis support Israel’s unilateral application of its laws to parts of Judea and Samaria. For instance, former ambassador to the US Michael Oren supports the unilateral withdrawal from parts of Judea and Samaria. But Oren foresees the retention of the major Israeli settlement blocs under Israeli law. In the absence of a peace deal, such a step can only be taken through the unilateral application of Israeli law to those areas.

In the current Knesset session, members have submitted two bills calling for the application of Israeli law to the large Israeli population centers in Judea and Samaria and to the Jordan Valley, respectively.

But while all of this is going on in Israel, Israel’s supporters in the US remain in the dark about the existence of a better – facts based – alternative path for Israel.

In The Israeli Solution, I fill in the blanks that plague the American discourse on Israel and the Palestinians.

I provide a 360-degree analysis of a policy that I call The Israeli One-State Plan. That plan involves applying Israeli law – and through it Israeli sovereignty – throughout all of Judea and Samaria.

I divide the discussion into three parts. Part One provides the 90-year history of failure that has attended the two-state model, from the end of World War I through the present day. I also show how the US’s embrace of the two-state model has worked to blind US policymakers from both parties to the realities of the region and so guaranteed the failure of US Middle East policies.

Part Two presents the case for Israeli sovereignty from the perspectives of demography, international law, history and civil liberties.

Far from transforming the areas into a race-based state, as Israel’s opponents threaten, such a move by Israel will free the Palestinians from life under the PLO’s terror supporting kleptocracy and provide them with full civil and legal rights as permanent residents of Israel.

They will also have the right to apply for Israeli citizenship.

Even if all the Arabs of Judea and Samaria were to become Israeli citizens, Israel would retain a strong two-thirds Jewish majority. And it would avert the only real demographic threat. That is the threat posed by a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria which would permit millions of hostile, foreign-born Arabs from Lebanon, Jordan and Syria to immigrate to its territory.

In Part Three, I discuss the probable responses of the Palestinians, the larger Arab world and the EU to a decision by Israel to apply its laws to Judea and Samaria and abandon the two-state policy model.

I also discuss how such a move will impact Israel and the United States.

Most delegates at AIPAC do not realize that Israelis have moved on from the failed two-state formula. It is my hope that in the year between this AIPAC conference and next year’s conference, they will read my book, and understand that they needn’t support the establishment of a Palestinian terror state. There is a better option. It is better for Israel. It is better for the Palestinians. And it is better for America.

If they do read my book, I hope it will open a long-belated discussion about Israel’s true options. If they do, I can assure them that next year’s AIPAC conference will be more realistic, and more optimistic than next week’s conclave.” Caroline Glick 2-25-14

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Thanks for your continued prayers for my Florida ministry tour.





One State Solution

28 02 2014

Unjust Land(As I write this commentary, I am enjoying the beautiful sunshine of Naples, Florida. I have already had one great meeting in Jacksonville on this ministry trip. Wednesday night I speak at Gulf Coast Church in Indian Rocks. I am at Flowing River Church (my home church) Sunday March 9 and then Shepherd’s Heart in Dunedin on March 16. I hope to see many of my old friends while in the area.)

ONE STATE SOLUTION

There is one great article you need to read in Israel Today Magazine. Calev Meyers, a leading Israeli lawyer from the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, offers the best plan yet for solving the “peace process” dilemma. Instead of the two-state idea, he suggests Israel annex Judea and Samaria (West Bank) and give them full citizenship in Israel. The main objection to this idea has been worry that Israel would become majority Arab. However, this is solved by simply not including the one and a half million Gazans since there are no Jews there anyway. The result would leave Israel as a Jewish state with a 30% Arab minority. This plan definitely makes the most sense to me. Please check out the article and video interview here.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

First notice! I am beginning to plan an Israel Tour for next February. Details later. I hope to take just 20 to 25 folks, so pray about your participation.

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