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Ezekiel 40:2-4 (Tanukh – Navi)
2 In the visions of G-d brought He me into the land of Israel, and set me down upon a very high mountain, whereon was as it were the frame of a city on the south.
3 And He brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.
4 And the man said unto me: ‘Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thy heart upon all that I shall show thee, for to the intent that I might show them unto thee art thou brought thither; declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.’
Revelation 11:1-3 (AKJV)
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
A small but growing movement by Jewish activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed temple, in the heart of this disputed capital’s Old City, is creating a potentially explosive clash with the Muslim world, which considers the spot holy and bans Jews from public worship there.
Each week, hundreds of Jews ascend the creaky wooden ramp built above the Western Wall and enter what is often called the most contested real estate on Earth. Many then embark upon a game of hide-and-seek with their police escorts — whispering forbidden prayers while pretending to talk into cellphones, and getting in quick but banned bows by dropping coins and then bending to pick them up.
Their proposals, long dismissed as extremist, are now being debated in the Israeli parliament and embraced by an expansionist wing in the ruling coalition government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
These political leaders, many in Netanyahu’s party, want Israel to assert more, not less, control over the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Old City, including the place known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary.
“We’re looking for it to be divided between Jews and Muslims,” said Aviad Visoli, chairman of the Temple Mount Organizations, which claims 27 groups under its umbrella. “Today, Jews realize the Western Wall is not enough. They want to go to the real thing.”
Two millenniums ago, this place was the site of the Jews’ Second Temple, destroyed in A.D. 70 by Roman legions under Titus, who cast the Jews into exile. The Western Wall, visited by 10 million people a year, is part of the remaining rampart built around the raised temple complex. Together, the wall and the site of the destroyed temple are the holiest landmarks in Judaism.
The same courtyard is home to al-Aqsa mosque, one of the oldest in Islam, and the Dome of the Rock, the golden landmark where tradition says the prophet Mohammad made his night journey to heaven.
For Palestinians and much of the Muslim world, any mention of changing the status quo at the site, the third-holiest in Islam, is incendiary. Protecting al-Aqsa has been a rallying cry for generations.
“This place belongs to the Muslim people, and no others have the right to pray here,” said Sheik Azzam al-Khatib, director of the Waqf, the Islamic trust that administers the site. Khatib said the mosque is a unifying symbol for the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims.
It’s no secret I don’t much care for muzzies. Long before 9/11, I knew what they were, and have never had any use for the murderous, pedophile worshiping, thugs. That aside, the fact of the matter is…. their pedophile prophet NEVER STEPPED FOOT IN JERUSALEM! The claim of the muzzies over this piece of real estate is TOTALLY FALSE!
There is archaeological proof that the Temple stood in this spot, and should be rebuilt. The Jews have every right to worship in the holiest place of their faith, and for these thugs to deny them is an abomination. They, the muzzies, offer their own children as sacrifices to their fake god. How much more proof does the world need? The fact that the Jews haven’t blown up that dome says a great deal about their patience. They’ll know when the time comes to begin rebuilding, and The Temple Institute will be ready.
drawn by the 19th-century French architect and Bible scholar
H/T: Joel C. Rosenberg
Just over a week since an American university severed ties with the Hamas-linked Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, after pictures emerged showing a Nazi-style on-campus rally by Islamic Jihad in November, further evidence of fascist-style events at the flagship Palestinian Arab institution has emerged.
Video footage, posted by MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute), shows clips from two separate rallies at Al-Quds University, in which Islamic Jihad members, cheered on by other students, take part in a live performance at which they brandish imitation assault rifles and black Islamist flags, and give Nazi salutes.
Read the entire piece here, and be sure to click on the links!
Is the Iran Nuke Deal a “Chamberlain” Moment?
You can read the entire text of the ‘deal’ on Joel Roseburg’s blog. Pastor Saeed was never even mentioned in the ‘negotiations’. Why? Because American lives mean nothing to this administration. They proved that in Benghazi, when Americans were begging for help, and were denied. The doctor who provided the information that got bin Laden is languishing in a Pakistani prison on trumped up charges, and this administration does nothing. So, is it any wonder that this administration sells out our ONLY ally in the Middle East to a terrorist regime?
A remarkable archaeological find in the Judean lowlands southwest of Jerusalem includes a six-millennia-old cultic temple and a 10,000-year-old house.
The ancient sites were located in routine archaeological digs conducted ahead of a planned expansion of Route 38, the main access road to Beit Shemesh. The building is the oldest ever found in the area, and constitutes remarkable “evidence of man’s transition to permanent dwellings,” researchers said Monday.
How totally cool! Let’s face a major fact here that this house presents: The world did not come into existence in 4004 BC, whenever that guy, whose name I can’t remember decided. I believe he said the month was October? Utter nonsense!
See? I can believe in the Creator AND evolution. They really aren’t two different things, it’s just that non believers come at it from a different perspective. Of course man evolved. DUH! We are still evolving…into what, I’m not sure, but we are! I suppose I could get into my theological theories, which I’m sure a few folks would dispute, but that’s for another time.
“Settlement remains were unearthed at the site, the earliest of which dates to the beginning of the eighth millennium BCE and latest to the end of the fourth millennium BCE,” the authority said in a statement Monday.
“We uncovered a multitude of unique finds during the excavation,” said Amir Golani, one of the excavators for the Antiquities Authority. “The large excavation affords us a broad picture of the progression and development of the society in the settlement throughout the ages. Thus we can clearly see that in the Early Bronze Age, 5,000 years ago, a rural society made the transition to an urban society. We can see distinctly a settlement that gradually became planned, which included [streets] and buildings that were extremely impressive from the standpoint of their size and the manner of their construction. We can clearly trace the urban planning and see the guiding hand of the settlement’s leadership that chose to regulate the construction in the crowded regions in the center of the settlement and allowed less planning along its periphery.”
I just love history, and especially ancient history. Believe it not, I wanted to be a Biblical archeologist. I really wish we could afford to go back to Israel and check out this place. There is so much to see and learn, I don’t think we could cover the entire country in a year!
Abject Surrender by the United States
by John Bolton
Negotiations for an “interim” arrangement over Iran’s nuclear weapons program finally succeeded this past weekend, as Security Council foreign ministers (plus Germany) flew to Geneva to meet their Iranian counterpart. After raising expectations of a deal by first convening on November 8-10, it would have been beyond humiliating to gather again without result. So agreement was struck despite solemn incantations earlier that “no deal is better than a bad deal.”
This interim agreement is badly skewed from America’s perspective. Iran retains its full capacity to enrich uranium, thus abandoning a decade of Western insistence and Security Council resolutions that Iran stop all uranium-enrichment activities. Allowing Iran to continue enriching, and despite modest (indeed, utterly inadequate) measures to prevent it from increasing its enriched-uranium stockpiles and its overall nuclear infrastructure, lays the predicate for Iran fully enjoying its “right” to enrichment in any “final” agreement. Indeed, the interim agreement itself acknowledges that a “comprehensive solution” will “involve a mutually defined enrichment program.” This is not, as the Obama administration leaked before the deal became public, a “compromise” on Iran’s claimed “right” to enrichment. This is abject surrender by the United States.
A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease. Isaiah 21:2 (KJV)
FYI: Elam was a part of current day Iran, into a smidge of Iraq.
Many shall be purified, made white, and tried: but the wicked shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall have understanding: but the wise shall understand. Daniel 12:10 (GNV)
From Andreas Fagerbakke (blogger at The Times of Israel):
Israel is yet again left alone to deal with those who threaten to destroy her. The International community is willing to sacrifice Israel, to appease Iran, because they so desperately want peace.. Even when they know it will be a false peace.
The International community has lost its morality. They no longer know the difference between what is good and what is evil. If it was possible they would make a deal with the devil himself, and make it in a heartbeat.
Sadly, I have to agree with Mr Fagerbakke. The evil that has taken over the various governments, including our own in the U.S., is more than just a bit disturbing. We have lost our moral compass through the elections of those who lack the necessary knowledge.
Is Barack Hussein Obama the betrayer mentioned in the book of Isaiah? Some believe he is, but I’m sure there will be one who comes after him who will be the biggest betrayer ever. He’s just the precursor of what is to come. Betraying Israel is a REAL bad idea, and not everyone here will stand with the betrayer. No, we will stand with Israel, as God has instructed us.
An Israeli soldier died after he was stabbed multiple times in the neck Wednesday morning by a Palestinian youth on a bus at the central bus station in Afula.
The soldier, 18-year-old Eden Atias of Nazareth Illit, was evacuated to the city’s Haemek Hospital. Doctors operated on him in an attempt to stabilize his condition but he succumbed to his injuries a few hours later.
Atias enlisted only two weeks ago and was still in basic training. He was traveling to his base on Wednesday morning after a sick leave. He was survived by his parents and two brothers, aged 24 and 18. His mother, Ilia, was quoted by Walla as saying that he had insisted on volunteering for a combat unit.
When this young man volunteered for combat, I doubt if he considered sleeping on a bus a combat situation. He will never have children, dance at their weddings, hug his mother, father or siblings again. And why?
The suspect is a 16-year-old Palestinian resident of Jenin who did not have a permit to work or reside in Israel, according to police.
An illegal, a criminal, a terrorist, likely thought as a throw away by his handlers. Or perhaps they thought, due to his age, the authorities would go easier on him? I seriously doubt he thought this type of action up on his own. No, these kids are trained to hate, to kill, to destroy, by those who are determined to see the children of Israel pushed into the sea.
There is no such thing as Palestine, or a Palestinian. Jenin? Jenin is a hotbed for islamic terrorists. Shoot, the whole area occupied by muslims could be consider such a hotbed! This is what Israelis live with every single day!
One out of every ten homes in Lebanon now has a rocket launcher or Hezbollah weapons stored in it, according to Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Home Front Defense Minister. Civilian homes are constructed in a way that allows the roof to open up for the firing of a rocket at Israel. Added up, the number of rockets and missiles reached is 200,000.
In the chaotic Middle East, every day brings new strategic changes and brutal instances of violence, the one thing that has remained constant is Iran’s continuing construction of a military-terrorist missile base in Lebanon.
Through its Shi’ite Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, Iran today has formed a terrorist entity that is unprecedented in scope and firepower, whose rockets and missiles can strike any point in Israel.
During a recent security conference held at the Begin-Sadat Center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, senior Israeli officials divulged some staggering figures that give a sense of the significant capabilities Hezbollah has built-up.
Have I ever told ya the story about why my adoptive mom’s family immigrated to the U.S. back in the late 1800s? Well, if you’ve been around for a long time, you’ve no doubt read it.
But, for those of you who don’t know, my mom, the lady who took me into her home and heart, was first generation American of Lebanese decent. Her mother and father lived in the same village in Lebanon, where their families thrived. They were Christians. Well, along came this group of men…I say men, but in actuality, they were savages…who proceeded to slaughter a vast number of the villagers….all Christian. Their families, the ones who were not murdered, decided it would be much safer for the two teens, along with other members of the families, to immigrate to the U.S., and so they did.
Who were these savages that came into the Christian village, and proceeded to murder so many? Why…they were MUSLIMS of course! And why did they murder so many in one village? The answer is quite simple….they were CHRISTIANS!
So, you see, this jihad against anyone not muzzie, or a muzzie of the wrong kind, is not something new. They’ve been at it for centuries! Ever since that pedophile murderer they call a prophet got his marching orders from Satan, they have been slaughtering the innocent!
Pointing rocket launchers from private homes, with the approval of the home owner/renter I would assume, towards Israel says a great deal about the intent of the terrorists. Why have rocket launchers pointed towards anyone if you have no plans to use them? 2+2 still equals 4!
Will the Obama administration condemn Hezbollah? Place sanctions? Of course not! Obama will do what he always does….bow to the terrorists.
If the U.S. government betrays Israel, as it will likely do, then there are a WHOLE lot of Americans that will not stand with the U.S. government.
If you ever have the chance, GO TO ISRAEL! If you haven’t seen our pics, give it a snoop. I wish we could afford to go back, cuz believe me, I would go in a heartbeat! And stay for a LOT longer!
When you live near a very active faultline (Afro-Syria), having 6 quakes in a few days shouldn’t be a surprise. But it does lead one to wonder… Well, you’ll wonder if you’re familiar with the Bible, both Old (Tanukh) and New Testaments.
Thankfully, they were quite low on the Richter, and no one was injured….this time.
I’ve gotten to the point where I hate reading the news, or watch it on the idjit box. The world has gone totally insane, and I don’t want it to drag me along with it! Sadly, news is an addiction, and I will watch it, and read it, and, of course, get royally pissed off once again.
I hear D’Bama blathered his BS again. The Mr asked me if I wanted to watch it on the TV. Thank goodness I knew he was kidding. He KNOWS better. I am tired of the lies spewed. Obamacare, which has nothing to do with care, and all about Obama, aka Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is also not about care, and is damn sure not affordable. Oh, it might help the very few, but those who actually work for a living, have, or had, insurance through their jobs, the cost can be astronomical. There are a LOT of folks out there with stories of their shock. Most states will see a substantial increase in the cost of insurance through Obamacare. Why would anyone with an ounce of common sense want to give up all their personal information, and have to pay through the nose to have coverage? It makes no sense. The Rs say the battle to defund isn’t over. We shall see. It’s a shame Obama is so arrogant, he refuses to see the HUGE flaws in his plan, and is incapable of saying it was a BIG mistake to force people to buy something they don’t want. I don’t give a flip what the SCOTUS says, it is unconstitutional. And they are NOT the last word! States have the right to nullify any unconstitutional laws. Just ask P/H! If only we had some leadership within the states that had cajones! sigh…
Once again, there was a blatantly racist attack on two whites by a gang of blacks, and once again, the media is silent. Do you ever wonder why this is happening? If a white gang attack a black person, it would lead in the nightly news, but when it’s the opposite, they are mostly silent. This has become almost an every day occurrence, yet the media apparently doesn’t see it as news. Well, many DO believe it is newsworthy, and chide the media for their duplicity. When is the so called POTUS going to speak out, as he did about the Gates arrest, when he stated the police “acted stupidly”, or when he stated that if he had a son, he’d look just like Trayvon Martin. About that Martin thing…yeah… likely his son would be like him….a criminal in the making.
Do you ever wonder just how stupid people come to be? I blame the public education, so called institution of higher learning, and the lame stream media. Anyone who believes their lives would be so improved under an Nazi-style Orwelian police state is sadly mistaken! Apparently, they don’t teach REAL history anymore, and these fools would condemn themselves, and their fellows citizens, to repeat all the hell that previous nations have endured. Do they not know what Mao Tse-Tung did in China? Have they not heard of the Holocaust? No Pol Pot lessons in their classes? It’s a long list, and they would choose death over freedom? I do not understand such a mindset, and I don’t want to!
Here’s one for ya:
But here’s a bright spot you won’t hear about in the anti Israel slanted news! But if you see any news about the refugees from Syria and see purple bags, you’ll know where they came from, even though no one will actually say it!
Ok, that’s about all the garbage I can handle for the moment. The new meds are playing havoc with me. Oh yippee… I get to be semi drunk without ever drinking. Hopefully, it’s just a matter of adjusting to them, and I’ll be right as rain in no time! But I ain’t holding my breath. Heh!
Turkish media reported earlier this week that a portion of the Temple Mount platform near the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City has collapsed, “creating a serious safety hazard and a possible threat to the stability of the Islamic structure,” Israel Today reported Tuesday.
If the report is accurate, it would be the second serious collapse on the Temple Mount in the past five years, caused by “deliberate Israeli action” to bring down the mosque so that the Jewish Temple can be rebuilt, the report said.
Out of curiosity, I was curious as to how this was covered in the Israeli press. So, after a bit of snooping, I found an article in Arutz Sheva from 8/22, and the original from the Turkish paper on 8/21. I found the bit of snark from Arutz Sheva amusing.
The Al-Aqsa Foundation and Cultural Heritage Organization accused Israel, as it usually does, of paving the way for demolishing the Al-Aqsa Mosque by “building new settlements and digging dozens of tunnels.”
Arabs continuously accuse Israel of “Judaizing” the Temple Mount, sometimes resorting to ridiculous propaganda such as accusing Israel of using chemicals to erode the foundations of the mosque in order to cause it to collapse.
Yes, as if the Israelis are even allowed anywhere near that pile of rocks. Riiiiiight! However, while the Israelis respect the freedom of the religion…well, at least most do…the same can’t be said of the yahoos foolishly left in charge of the site.
At the same time the Waqf, which was left in charge of the Temple Mount after Israel liberated it during the 1967 Six Day War, consistently destroys Jewish antiquities on the compound in a direct violation of a ruling by the Supreme Court.
The muslims are so desperate to promote their lies, they will destroy any evidence to the contrary. You see, the Jews were there first. Mohammed NEVER was in Jerusalem, and that is not a muslim holy site. The fact that the muslims are actually causing the destruction by their own actions doesn’t fit well into their playbook, so they must blame the Jews….just like they always do, no matter what!
It likely never will, until some folks remove the hate from their hearts, and accept reality.
At least two Grad rockets fired from the Sinai area hit Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat on Wednesday morning, causing no injuries but some damage.
An Islamist militant group in the Sinai Peninsula Magles Shoura al-Mujahadin claimed responsibility for the attack on its website on Wednesday saying it targeted Eilat with two Grad missiles and then withdrew safely.
Was this in ‘celebration’ of that so called Arab Spring? I kind of doubt they’d be celebrating the re-establishment of Israel.
Two rockets also landed in the neighboring Jordanian resort city of Aqaba, Israel Radio reported, although later quoted Jordanian authorities as saying that no rockets had fallen in the city.
I’m more inclined to believe the Israelis. It’s a well known fact that the muzzies aim sucks….thankfully!
In Sinai, Egyptian security forces began a search of the border area to investigate the Israeli claims.
“There is not yet any evidence indicating that these rockets were fired from Egypt,” an Egyptian security source said.
Right….cuz the Islamonazis IN Egypt that claimed responsibility, crossed the border to fire ‘em from the aquarium.
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has demanded that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu present a map for a future Palestinian state before any peace talks can resume, an aide told AFP on Friday.
Abbas “wants to know, through a map to be presented by Benjamin Netanyahu to (U.S. Secretary of State John) Kerry, what the prime minister’s view of a two-state solution would be, especially the borders,” political adviser Nimr Hammad told AFP.
The remarks came just days ahead of a visit by Kerry, who will hold fortnightly meetings with Israeli and PA leaders as he tries to revive the stalled peace process.
“Any return to negotiations requires Netanyahu to agree on 1967 borders,” Hammad said, repeating one of Abbas’s usual preconditions for talks with Israel.
How do you make a map of a ‘country’ that has never existed? You can’t. This is Israel:
This is “palestine”:
Gaza militants fired rockets at Israel early Thursday, defying the Israeli military’s warning that it will not tolerate renewed attacks on the country’s south. In the West Bank, authorities discovered the body of a second Palestinian protester killed in clashes a day earlier.
The events are likely to further raise tensions in the region, already heightened this week by the death of a Palestinian prisoner from cancer in an Israeli jail and renewed cross-border fighting.
Several rockets were fired from Gaza early on Thursday but only one exploded in Israel, causing no injuries, the military said. It said the other projectiles exploded prematurely inside Gaza.
The militants from the coastal territory have fired several rockets at Israel since November, when an informal truce took hold after eight days of fighting triggered by almost daily Palestinian rocket attacks.
Just a personal opinion, but I really think it’s time for Israel to stop being so patient with these animals! Perhaps they should clear out the area, and reclaim the land that God gave them. The majority of these so called Palestinians are Jordanian, Syrian, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc. There is NO SUCH THING AS a Palestinian!
I find it extremely disgusting that the one who ALWAYS starts the trouble, gets their knickers in a VIOLENT twist, and react to the reaction, with VIOLENCE! And who do the media blame? Why, the ones who trying to defend themselves from the crazies. NO logic!