The Israeli Defense Forces have found a massive underground tunnel leading from Gaza into Israeli territory. It was twenty meters under the surface, with room to stand up and electricity and phone lines. Tunnels like this are often intended to be used to kidnap soldiers, move terrorists in and out of Israel, and coordinate attacks. Israel had permitted concrete to enter Gaza in order to ease the strain on the construction needs there – but it has since canceled concrete imports to Gaza, as 24,000 concrete slabs were used to build this tunnel.
Netanyahu stated that ‘Israel will never acquiesce to nuclear arms in the hands of a rogue regime that repeatedly promises to wipe Israel off the map. Against such a threat, Israel will have no choice but to defend himself, even act alone.” This statement was made at a recent United Nations General Assembly and it comes as countries are set to engage the new, soft-spoken Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani. Netanyahu also talked about the deep scars the Jewish people have from dealing with powerful regimes with a desire to kill the Jewish people, alluding to the ever-present memory of the Holocaust. He referred to the biblical prophet Amos, who stated that Israel will be planted, never to be uprooted again.
11 “On that day I will raise up The tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, And repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, And rebuild it as in the days of old; 12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, And all the Gentiles who are called by My name,” Says the Lord who does this thing.
13 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, And the treader of grapes him who sows seed; The mountains shall drip with sweet wine, And all the hills shall flow with it. 14 I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them. 15 I will plant them in their land, And no longer shall they be pulled up From the land I have given them,” Says the Lord your God.
Scientists have recently discovered that there is nothing new under the sun – mechanical gears existed long before man “invented” them. They have recently been found in the legs of a tiny jumping insect, the tiny Issus bug. This plant hopping garden dweller has curved cog-like strips of teeth on each hind leg which interlock and rotate like mechanical gears to help it jump.
The discovery proves that gear mechanisms previously thought to be a solely man made invention were in fact already created.
Scientists at Cambridge University made the discovery using a combination of body structure analysis and high-speed video.
AMMAN – President Bashar Assad’s forces have removed several Scud missiles and dozens of launchers from a base north of Damascus, possibly to protect the weapons from a Western attack, opposition sources said on Thursday.
The special word about Damascus: “See, Damascus will no longer be a city. It will be destroyed and laid waste. The cities of Aroer are left empty. They will be for the flocks to lie down in, and no one will make them afraid. The strong city will be gone from Ephraim. Damascus will no longer rule. And those of Syria who are left alive will be like the shining-greatness of the sons of Israel,” says the Lord of All.
For the first time in history, Russian and Chinese officials walked out of the U.N. Security Council meeting in New York on Wednesday, August 28, after U.S. Permanent Representative Samantha Power had called for an immediate action in Syria.
UPDATED: Iranian leaders vow Israel will be destroyed if Syria is attacked. What will Iran conclude if Assad used WMD & West does nothing?
>> UPDATED TWEETS (8/29):
- “We need to pray for the President. Does he have solid evidence of chemical weapons attacks & Assad regime complicity? If not, then patience.”
- “U.S. should not strike w/out solid, compelling evidence that Assad regime used chemical weapons. But with such evidence, we must act.”
- “If US needs to strike #Syria, the goal should not be regime change. The goal is to punish the Assad regime severely for murdering w/WMD.”
- “Khaddafi used terror in ’86. Reagan didn’t seek regime change. He bombed Libya. Sent powerful message. Details. http://millercenter.org/newsroom/news/reagan-libya.”
- It is in the US national interest to prevent rogues from using weapons of mass destruction & punish any rogues who uses them.”
- “If US doesn’t punish the use of WMD to kill innocent civilians, we are opening Pandora’s box. We’re signaling weakness, inviting terror.”
- “Iran’s leaders are watching. If Assad used WMD & US does nothing, Iran will conclude it’s open season. The gates of Hell will be unleashed.”
- “To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it.”
- “Evil, unchecked, is a prelude to genocide.”
(Washington, D.C.) — “Starting this fire will be like a spark in a large store of gunpowder, with unclear and unspecified outcomes and consequences,” Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned the U.S. on Wednesday. “The US threats and possible intervention in Syria are a disaster for the region. And if such an act is done, certainly, the Americans will sustain damage like when they interfered in Iraq and Afghanistan.”On Thursday, the Iranian Supreme Leader’s warning were echoed by the commander of the Revolutionary Guards.
“An American attack on Syria will result in the destruction of Israel and have severe repercussions for the US and its allies, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards said,” reported the Times of Israel. “A possible war in Syria ‘will result in the imminent destruction of the Zionist regime of Israel,’ General Mohammad Ali Jafari said late Wednesday, according to a report Thursday in the state-sponsored Iranian Tasnim News Agency,” the Times noted.
“The American ‘proxy war scenario’ in Syria has failed, so Washington and the West have resorted to a “direct military threat,” which, if carried out, will have ‘severe consequences,’ he added. The remarks from Jafari came at a time of intense international debate over a possible US-led strike on Syria, and followed bellicose statements from other high-ranking Iranian officials. Iran is a major backer of the Syrian government….Military intervention in Syria by the US and its allies will “cost them dearly,” the chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, General Hassan Firouzabadi, said Wednesday evening. ‘If the US attacks, the Zionists will burn,’ he said, according to Israel’s Channel 2 news. He added that Israel would be the “sole beneficiary” of military escalation in Syria, which would have ‘far-reaching, grave consequences….Any new military operation could prove to be a disaster not only for the region but also for humanity …and only the Zionists would benefit from that,’ Firouzabadi said. The Syrian civil war, he added, had been ‘imposed’ on the country from outside forces.”
- IDF on high alert ahead of possible US assault in Syria: Limited call-up of reserve soldiers underway; army to hold situation assessment, decide whether to cancel leaves for troops stationed in north (Ynet News)
- Israeli President Peres: We will respond with ‘full force’ to any Syrian attack (Jerusalem Post)
- Russia to send two warships to Mediterranean: Russia warns of “catastrophic consequences” of U.S. strike against Syria, sends anti-submarine vessel, missile cruiser to the Mediterranean . However, high-ranking Russian officials say it “will not go to war with anyone” over Syria. (Israel Hayom)
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S. J. RES.41
Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the nuclear program of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Whereas, since at least the late 1980s, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has engaged in a sustained and well-documented pattern of illicit and deceptive activities
to acquire nuclear capability;
Port au Prince, Haiti – May 1, 2013
Haiti, the tiny Caribbean country, almost the exact same size as Israel, has gathered together to support Israel today.
Cross to Light held its second “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem” support Israel event in Port au Prince, Haiti’s capital city on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 . It was a huge success with thousands of community leaders attending from all over Haiti to express their support of Israel.
The Mayor of Delmas, Wilson Jeudy, was gracious to help provide the event’s venue where there was live music, an important message and prayer for Haiti’s President Martelly. Since last years support Israel event, an epicenter of reconstruction has emerged around the Mayor’s house. Is is a picture of Isaiah 58:12 Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
Historically, the nation of Haiti was one of three critical last countries to vote for Israel to become a nation on November 29th, 1947 at the United Nations General Assembly. Resolution 181, otherwise known as the Partition Plan, was voted in favor by the majority of the UN assembly. Resolution 181 called for the partition of the British-ruled Palestine Mandate into a Jewish state and an Arab state and provided the Jews, escaping the Holocaust, a place to live without the fear of being exterminated. Without Haiti’s vote, it is possible that this crucial resolution would not have passed.
Cross to Light, the ministry that operates the Haiti Bible Training Center in Port au Prince, Haiti is a strong supporter of Israel and conducts on-going efforts in support of the people and nation of Israel. Cross to Light hosts annual Holy Land tours to Israel, distributes pro-Israel items and holds various support Israel events throughout the year which now include the “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem” event in Haiti’s Capitol.
Cross to Light plans to hold more support Israel event’s in Haiti to demonstrate the nation’s steadfast and continued support of Israel and the Jewish people.
The Boston bombers, Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev claim that they were radicalized in America. However, the Hezbollah and Hamas presence in America can be found in two stations illegally broadcasting Hezbollah and Hamas television channels in the United States and potentially radicalizing other would-be terrorists within America’s borders.
The Lawfare Project has found that two television stations—NileSat IPTV in New Jersey and ArabTV4ALL in California—are broadcasting transmissions from pro-Hamas (al-Aqsa) and pro-Hezbollah (al-Manar) television stations. According to a memo prepared by the Lawfare Project, both al-Aqsa and al-Manar target children in their broadcasts and encourage them to become suicide bombers.
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran launched a domestically built destroyer named, Jamaran (Jama means to “collect”) in the Caspian Sea on Sunday, its first deployment of a major warship in the oil-rich region, state TV reported. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated the guided missile destroyer Jamaran-2 in the port city of Anzali, about 150 miles northwest of Tehran.
He said the deployment aimed to bolster peace and friendship in the region. “The destroyer is there to meet those who want to jeopardize the security of surrounding nations,” he said, without elaborating.
After final tests, the report said, Jamaran-2 will join Iran’s naval fleet in the sea in coming months.
The 1,400-ton destroyer, which has a helicopter landing pad, is 94 meters (yards) long and can cruise at 30 knots. It is equipped with surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles as well as anti-aircraft batteries and sophisticated radar and communications terminals, the report said.
Iran launched a previous version of the Jamaran destroyer in 2010 in the Persian Gulf.
Since 1992, Iran has been building a self-sufficient military, reportedly producing its own jet fighters, tanks, missiles and light submarines as well as torpedoes.
Both Israel and the United States have not ruled out military strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities. The West suspects Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons, a charge Iran denies verbally.
New King James Version (NKJV)
2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3 And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. 4 In that day,” says the Lord, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. 5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in the Lord of hosts, their God.’ 6 In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.
7 “The Lord will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not become greater than that of Judah. 8 In that day the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the Lord before them. 9 It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.