PROPHECY ARTICLE: “Who Will Protect Israel After America’s Fall?” - IF

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013

Who Will Protect Israel After America’s Fall?

My dear friends, we as a nation and a world are headed into the Day of the Lord at break neck speed! This world at present has fully given themselves over unto the demonic delusion and spirit of Anti Christ that we do NOT need our ETERNAL Creator and are the masters of our own “temporal” destiny (Rom. 1:18-32, 2 Thess. 2:8-12). Tyranny, lawlessness, moral relativism, political correctness and fundamental “religious” fantasies of godlessness dominate and saturate the world; and in the United States of America lawlessness, secularism and socialistic totalitarianism is squeezing its grip ever tighter on the former “Land of the Free”.

In the United States of America lawlessness, secularism and socialistic totalitarianism is squeezing its grip ever tighter on the former “Land of the Free”.

Now that America – which was founded on the bedrock of the Bible, moral absolutes and the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God - has fully turned her back on the sound moral and spiritual absolutes of time and ETERNITY and continually rejects correction nothing is now left to hold back the dam of global lawlessness which has been retained by the United States of America for over 200 years.

Once America’s restraining power in the world over the tyrants, thugs and fascist dictators of the world ceases to exist, what nation is there to replace her? The answer is a horrific soberly one. NONE! My dear friends this is where we are as a world today.

America NOW - as a nation - fully embraces godlessness, immorality, secularism, anti Judeo/Christian values, anti-Israeli policies, moral relativism, socialism, lawlessness and narcissistic self ambitions of lawlessness (poor, middle-class and rich).

America NOW - as a nation - fully embraces godlessness, immorality, secularism, anti Judeo/Christian values, anti-Israeli policies, moral relativism, socialism, lawlessness and narcissistic self ambitions of lawlessness (poor, middle-class and rich). After America’s collapse the nation of Israel - which America has always looked out for - will be left entirely alone in a world in which the over whelming majority of nations despise her very existence and offer hypocritical support for her. When Israel is left entirely alone in an godless anti Semitic world, who will then protect her right to exist? My friends it will not be the coming Anti Christ and his deceptive covenant with many which many prophetic scholars believe (Dan. 9:27). My dear friends it will be none other than Moses and Elijah as Almighty God’s Word clearly testifies to (Mal. 4, Rev.11:2-6).

My dear friends it will be none other than Moses and Elijah as Almighty God’s Word clearly testifies to.

This biblical perspective might sound like a crazy fairy tale to some but it will be, for Almighty God has said that it will be?Moses and Elijah are at the door my friends and the world will soon enough know it (Rev. 11:3-7). My friends all remaining prophetic truths pertaining to Israel and the world will be made known coming up shortly  which billions have scoffed at for ages (Rev. 6-19).  To believe and see the REALITY that I just shared with you one must have complete faith in Almighty God’s precious Word and have exercised themselves in it to clearly see  that these truths will be so (John 17:17, Heb. 11:1,6).

Without faith in Almighty God and His Word one will be doomed and blinded to all the REALITY which is at our very door and will continue to slave of the god of this world and his fallen totalitarian agenda (Isa. 14:12-15, Ezek.28:13-17, 2 Cor. 4:3-4).

My friends, have faith in Almighty God and His Word and see for yourself what is to be!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.
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Signs of the Times: December 5, 2013 - THURSDAY - Tevet 2, 5774 (Prophecy News Service) Vol. I No.2

Last Generation Network News Prophecy Edition 

Vol. I No.2

December 5, 2013 - THURSDAY - Tevet 2, 5774

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'Spooky action' builds a wormhole between 'entangled' quantum particles
Physicists at the University of Washington and Stony Brook University in New York believe the phenomenon might be intrinsically linked with wormholes, hypothetical features of space-time that in popular science fiction can provide a much-faster-than-light shortcut from one part of the universe to another.  

Famed Investor’s Dire Warning: ‘This Is Going to End Badly… Be Prepared, Be Worried, and Be Careful’
Rogers, in his inimitable way, sums up the state [of] euphoria that many markets find themselves in thus, “we are all floating around on a sea of artificial liquidity right now. This is not going to last.” “The next correction when it comes, because the debt is so very high — you know, 2008 was worse than 2002 because the debt was so much higher. You wait until 2015 or 2016 when the next crisis hits… debt has gone through the roof, the next one’s gonna be really bad”.  

2013 marks record year for the number of volcanoes erupting across the planet
The average number of volcanic eruptions per year should be about 50 to 60; as of December 5, 2013, we already at 83. Volcanic eruptions are one way the planet dissipates a dangerous build-up of heat, magma, and pressurized gases.  

China’s century: ‘More and more economies will want to trade in yuan’
China’s economy will soon be the world’s dominating economy and it’s natural that other economies would want to trade in yuan, not in US dollars, Daniel Wagner, CEO at Country Risk Solutions, told RT.  

In Jerusalem, Kerry offers reassurances on Iran deal
Top US diplomat says it won’t be hard to verify Tehran’s compliance; echoes Netanyahu in saying Israel must be able ‘defend itself, by itself’  

Britain holds first face-to-face talks with Islamists fighting Assad
Britain and its western allies have held their first face-to-face talks with Islamist factions fighting President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, including militant groups demanding a hardline Sharia state, as the secular forces they previously backed lose ground. The meeting was held in the Turkish capital, Ankara, officials said...  

Ice Storm to Threaten Widespread Power Outages Centered on Arkansas
A swath of ice and a wintry mix later this week threatens to slow travel and cut power from parts of Texas to Kentucky. As dangerous cold sweeps southward and eastward over the Plains and Midwest in the wake of a North Central states snowstorm, it will set up a weather pattern favoring a narrow zone of freezing rain, sleet and some snow late this week.  

Lethal storm brings flood fears and travel disruption
A lorry driver has died after his vehicle was blown on top of two cars in West Lothian by high winds which have swept across Scotland. Transport Scotland has told people to avoid travelling on the roads and Network Rail has shut down all train services. The rest of the UK is braced as the storm, with 100mph winds, moves south.  

The Golden Ratio – a sacred number that links the past to the present
Some of the greatest mathematical minds of all ages, from Pythagoras and Euclid in ancient Greece, through the medieval Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa and the Renaissance astronomer Johannes Kepler, to present-day scientific figures such as Oxford physicist Roger Penrose, have spent endless hours over this simple ratio and its properties. But the fascination with the Golden Ratio is not confined just to mathematicians. Biologists, artists, musicians, historians, architects, psychologists, and even mystics have pondered and debated the basis of its ubiquity and appeal. - See more at: http://www.ancient-origins.net/unexplained-phenomena/golden-ratio-sacred-number-links-past-present-001091#sthash.DncnnYSj.dpuf  

Obama calls for action on 'profoundly unequal' economy
President Barack Obama has called for action to remedy what he described as profound income inequality and a lack of social mobility in the US. He called for a rise in the minimum wage and for stronger collective bargaining laws, among other measures. He also said his embattled healthcare overhaul would ease one part of American families' financial struggle.  

Turkey starts visa-free talks with EU
Turkey is starting visa liberalisation talks with the EU, a first step in a process that could last years. "This is a historic day for the Turkish people and the EU," Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in a joint press conference with two EU commissioners in Brussels.  

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity
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American Studies Association leaders endorse boycott of Israeli universities
The American Studies Association leadership endorsed a boycott of Israeli universities, but also sought the approval of the body’s 5,000 members. The decision posted Wednesday follows a contentious debate at the group’s annual meeting last month and 10 days of deliberations that were supposed to last a morning. The boycott resolution was approved unanimously by the 20-member national council.  

Researchers create malware that communicates via silent sound, no network needed
As outlined in the Journal of Communications (PDF) and first spotted by ArsTechnica, the proof-of-concept malware prototype from Michael Hanspach and Michael Goetz can transmit information between computers using high-frequency sound waves inaudible to the human ear. The duo successfully sent passwords and more between non-networked Lenovo T400 laptops via the notebooks’ built-in microphones and speakers.  

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he past decade or so, humans have become increasingly transfixed by the notion of wearing our technology in some way, shape, or form. From earpieces to headphones, glasses and implants, ZDNet runs through some of the wearable technologies that we will all be wearing in tomorrow's world.  

 

 

 

 

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Mideast Analyst: Six Reasons to worry about the Iranian Nuclear Deal - Joel C. Rosenberg -http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/mideast-analyst-six-reasons-to-worry-about-the-iranian-nuclear-deal/

 

 

I commend to your attention a column today by Jeffrey Goldberg, a widely respected Mideast analyst. While I don't always agree with him on policy matters, his six concerns about the Iran deal are right on point.Excerpts:

 

1). The deal isn't done. Remember the photos from Geneva of smiling foreign ministers slapping backs and hugging in celebration of their epic achievement? Well, nothing was actually signed. The deal is not, as of this moment, even operational.

 

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was asked a question last week about when the deal might actually take effect. "The next step here is a continuation of technical discussions at a working level so that we can essentially tee up the implementation of the agreement. So that would involve the P5+1 - a commission of the P5+1 experts working with the Iranians and the IAEA," she said, referring to the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany and the International Atomic Energy Agency. "Obviously, once that's - those technical discussions are worked through, I guess the clock would start."

 

Focus on those last words for a second: "I guess the clock would start." Do words like those make you worried, or is it just me? What this means is that Iran, at this moment, is still not compelled to freeze any of its nuclear program in place. I'm not sure why American negotiators would leave Geneva without having a fully implemented agreement. I understand that the technical hurdles to implementation are daunting. But equally daunting is the realization that the Iranians are going about their business as if they've promised nothing.

 

2.) Momentum for sanctions is waning. It's true that the economic relief the Iranians will receive in this deal is modest, but it is also true that many nations, many companies and the Iranians themselves are seeing this agreement as the beginning of the end of the sanctions regime. Iran is already making a push to recapture its dominant role in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. U.S. officials believe they can hold the line on sanctions, but it is reasonable to assume that they will come under increasing pressure from countries such as South Korea, Japan, India and China, which could very easily convince themselves that Iran is preparing to act in a more responsible manner (after all, it replaced its snarling, Holocaust-denying president with a smiling, savvy president) and should be reopened for business.

 

3.) The (still unenforced) document agreed upon in Geneva promises Iran an eventual exit from nuclear monitoring. The final (theoretical) deal, the document states, will "have a specified long-term duration to be agreed upon," after which the Iranian nuclear program "will be treated in the same manner as that of any non-nuclear weapon state" that is part of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. From what I'm told, the U.S. hopes this eventual agreement, should it come to pass, would last 15 years; the Iranians hope to escape this burden in five. After the agreement loses its legal force, Iran could run however many centrifuges it chooses to run. This is not a comforting idea.

 

4.) The biggest concession to the Iranians might have already been made. Although it is the West's position that it has not granted Iran the so-called right to enrich, the text of the interim agreement states that the permanent deal will "involve a mutually defined enrichment program with mutually agreed parameters." Essentially, Barack Obama's administration has already conceded, before the main round of negotiations, that Iran is going to end up with the right to enrich. Realists would argue that Iran will end up with that "right" no matter what, but it seems premature to cede the point now.

 

5.) The Geneva agreement only makes the most elliptical references to two indispensable components of any nuclear-weapons program. The entire agreement is focused on the fuel cycle, but there is no promise by Iran in this interim deal to abstain from pursuing work on ballistic missiles or on weaponization. A nuclear weapons program has three main components: the fuel, the warhead and the delivery system. Iran is free, in the coming six-month period of the interim deal, to do whatever it pleases on missiles and warhead development.

 

6.) The Iranians are so close to reaching the nuclear threshold anyway - defined here as the ability to make a dash to a bomb within one or two months from the moment the supreme leader decides he wants one - that freezing in place much of the nuclear program seems increasingly futile. When asked this week by al-Jazeera about the impact of sanctions, the very smart Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said, "When sanctions started Iran had less than 200 centrifuges. Today Iran has 19,000 centrifuges so the net product of the sanctions has been about 18,800 centrifuges that has been added to the Iran's stock of centrifuges, so sanctions have utterly failed."

 

Goldberg notes that "one of Israel's most prominent experts on the Iranian nuclear program, a former military intelligence chief named Amos Yadlin, said this week that 'Iran is on the verge of producing a bomb. It's sad, but it's a fact.' Yadlin suggested that no one, and no agreement, can stop Iran from reaching the nuclear threshold. I fear he is right."

 


Iran, North Korea Working on ICBM 'for Nukes' - By Gil Ronen -http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/174552#.Up9gY5t3t9D

 

 

Sen. Cruz: Relaxing sanctions encourages Iran to pursue nukes and the means to deliver them to Israel, Europe and the US.

 

Iranian collaboration with North Korea on a new rocket booster for long-range missiles undermines the recent deal with Tehran on its nuclear program, key Senate and House Republicans said on Tuesday, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

 

"While the president was undertaking his secret negotiations-which Congress wasn't informed of-he had to know Iran and North Korea were testing new engines for ballistic missiles to target the United States," said Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.) chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces.

 

"Every day the president's deal looks worse and worse," Rogers said in response to a report Tuesday revealing that Iran is covertly working with North Korea on a new 80-ton rocket booster that can be used in both nations' long-range missile programs.

 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) also criticized the P5+1 countries' Iran nuclear deal for not addressing the threat of Iran's ICBM program.

 

"The Iranian regime is clearly demonstrating through word and deed that they have no intention of moderating the behavior that earned them one of the harshest international programs of economic sanctions on record," Cruz told the Washington Free Beacon. "Relaxing the sanctions now only encourages them to continue their pursuit of nuclear weapons-and the means to deliver them to Israel, Europe and even the United States.  I hope President Obama and Secretary [of State John] Kerry will reconsider this dangerous policy and add the immediate cessation of their ICBM program to the list of prerequisites placed on Iran before any additional negotiations take place."

 

Claude Chafin, a spokesman for House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, also voiced concern over reports of Iran-North Korea missile cooperation.

 

"Without a comprehensive deal to limit the Iranian ballistic missile program, and eliminate their ability to enrich uranium, the pieces are falling into place for both the Iranians and the North Koreans to threaten the United States with nuclear-tipped ICBMs," Chafin said in an email to the Washington Free Beacon.

 

Chafin said the cooperation increases the threat to the United States because both Pyongyang and Tehran share missile technology. "It is reasonable to assume that North Korean missile capabilities are peer to Iranian missile capabilities," he said.

 

U.S. officials said the new booster could be used on both a space launcher and a long-range missile. Iran and North Korea are believed by U.S. intelligence agencies to be using their space programs to mask long-range missile development.

 

Officials said the covert missile cooperation indicates the Iranians are continuing to build long-range strategic missiles that can be used to deliver nuclear warheads at the same time they are negotiating limits on illicit uranium enrichment. Intelligence assessments have said that both countries could test a missile capable of reaching the United States with a nuclear warhead within the next two years.

 

 


Israel's New Strategic Position - By George Friedman of Stratfor -http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1213/stratfor120413.php3#.Up9hU-l3t9B

 

 

Israel has expressed serious concerns over the preliminary U.S.-Iranian agreement, which in theory will lift sanctions levied against Tehran and end its nuclear program. That was to be expected. Less obvious is why the Israeli government is concerned and how it will change Israel's strategic position.

 

 Israel's current strategic position is excellent. After two years of stress, its peace treaty with Egypt remains in place. Syria is in a state of civil war that remains insoluble. Some sort of terrorist threat might originate there, but no strategic threat is possible. In Lebanon, Hezbollah does not seem inclined to wage another war with Israel, and while the group's missile capacity has grown, Israel appears able to contain the threat they pose without creating a strategic threat to Israeli national interests. The Jordanian regime, which is aligned with Israel, probably will withstand the pressure put on it by its political opponents.

 

 In other words, the situation that has existed since the Camp David Accords were signed remains in place. Israel's frontiers are secure from conventional military attack. In addition, the Palestinians are divided among themselves, and while ineffective, intermittent rocket attacks from Gaza are likely, there is no Intifada underway in the West Bank.

 

 Therefore, Israel faces no existential threats, save one: the possibility that Iran will develop a nuclear weapon and a delivery system and use it to destroy Israel before it or the United States can prevent it from doing so. Clearly, a nuclear strike on Tel Aviv would be catastrophic for Israel. Its ability to tolerate that threat, regardless of how improbable it may be, is a pressing concern for Israel.

 

 In this context, Iran's nuclear program supersedes all of Israel's other security priorities. Israeli officials believe their allies, particularly those in the United States, should share this view. As a strategic principle, this is understandable. But it is unclear how Israel intends to apply it. It is also unclear how its application will affect relations with the United States, without which it cannot cope with the Iranian threat.

 

 Israel understands that however satisfactory its current circumstances are, those circumstances are mercurial and to some extent unpredictable. Israel may not rely heavily on the United States under these circumstances, but these circumstances may not be permanent. There are plenty of scenarios in which Israel would not be able to manage security threats without American assistance. Thus, Israel has an overriding interest in maintaining its relationship with the United States and in ensuring Iran never becomes a nuclear state. So any sense that the United States is moving away from its commitment to Israel, or that it is moving in a direction where it might permit an Iranian nuclear weapon, is a crisis. Israel's response to the Iran talks -- profound unhappiness without outright condemnation -- has to be understood in this context, and the assumptions behind it have to be examined.

 

 MORE THAN URANIUM 

 

 Iran does not appear to have a deliverable nuclear weapon at this point. Refining uranium is a necessary but completely insufficient step in developing a weapon. A nuclear weapon is much more than uranium. It is a set of complex technologies, not the least of which are advanced electrical systems and sensors that, given the amount of time the Iranians have needed just to develop not-quite-enough enriched uranium, seems beyond them. Iran simply does not have sufficient fuel to produce a device.

 

 Nor it does not have a demonstrated ability to turn that device into a functioning weapon. A weapon needs to be engineered to extreme tolerances, become rugged enough to function on delivery and be compact enough to be delivered. To be delivered, its must be mounted on a very reliable missile or aircraft. Iran has neither reliable missiles nor aircraft with the necessary range to attack Israel. The idea that the Iranians will use the next six months for a secret rush to complete the weapon simply isn't the way it works.

 

 Before there is a weapon there must be a test. Nations do not even think of deploying nuclear weapons without extensive underground tests -- not to see if they have uranium but to test that the more complex systems work. That is why they can't secretly develop a weapon: They themselves won't know they have a workable weapon without a test. In all likelihood, the first test would fail, as such things do. Attempting their first test in an operational attack would result not only in failure but also in retaliation.

 

 Of course, there are other strategies for delivering a weapon if it were built. One is the use of a ship to deliver it to the Israeli coast. Though this is possible, the Israelis operate an extremely efficient maritime interdiction system, and the United States monitors Iranian ports. The probability is low that a ship would go unnoticed. Having a nuclear weapon captured or detonated elsewhere would infuriate everyone in the eastern Mediterranean, invite an Israeli counterstrike and waste a weapon

 

 Otherwise, Iran theoretically could drive a nuclear weapon into Israel by road. But these weapons are not small. There is such a thing as a suitcase bomb, but that is a misleading name; it is substantially larger than a suitcase, and it is also the most difficult sort of device to build. Because of its size, it is not particularly rugged. You don't just toss it into the trunk, drive 1,500 miles across customs checkpoints and set it off. There are many ways you can be captured -- particularly crossing into Israel -- and many ways to break the bomb, which require heavy maintenance. Lastly, even assuming Iran's acquisition of a nuclear weapon, its use against Israel would kill as many Muslims -- among them Shia -- as Israelis, an action tantamount to geopolitical suicide for Tehran.

 

 A TEMPERED RESPONSE 

 

 One of the reasons Israel has not attempted an airstrike, and one of the reasons the United States has refused to consider it, is that Iran's prospects for developing a nuclear weapon are still remote. Another reason is difficulty. Israel's air force is too far removed and too small to carry out simultaneous strikes on multiple facilities. If the Israelis forward-deployed to other countries, the Iranians would spot them. The Israelis can't be certain which sites are real and which are decoys. The Iranians have had years to harden their facilities, so normal ordnance likely would be inadequate. Even more serious is the fact that battle damage assessment -- judging whether the site has been destroyed -- would be prohibitively difficult.

 

 For these reasons, the attack could not simply be carried out from the air. It would require special operations forces on the ground to try to determine the effects. That could result in casualties and prisoners, if it could be done at all. And at that the Israelis can only be certain that they have destroyed all the sites they knew about, not the ones that their intelligence didn't know about. Some will dismiss this as overestimating Iranian capabilities. This frequently comes from those most afraid that Tehran can build a nuclear weapon and a delivery system. If it could do the latter, it could harden sites and throw off intelligence gathering. The United States would be able to mount a much more robust attack than the Israelis, but it is unclear whether it would be robust enough. And in any case, all the other problems -- the reliability of intelligence, determining whether the site were destroyed -- would still apply.

 

But ultimately, the real reason Israel has not attacked Iran's nuclear sites is that the Iranians are so far from having a weapon. If they were closer, the Israelis would have attacked regardless of the difficulty. The Americans, on the other hand, saw an opportunity in the fact that there are no weapons yet and that the sanctions were hurting the Iranians. Knowing that they were not in a hurry to complete and knowing that they were hurting economically, the Iranians likewise saw an opportunity to better their position.

 

 From the American point of view, the nuclear program was not the most pressing issue, even though Washington knew it had to be stopped. What the Americans wanted was an understanding with the Iranians, whereby their role in the region would be balanced against those of other countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, the Arabian emirates and to some extent Israel. As I've argued, the United States is still interested in what happens in the region, but it does not want to continue to use force there. Washington wants to have multiple relations with regional actors, not just Israel and Saudi Arabia.

 

 Israel's response to the U.S.-Iran talks should be understood in this way. The Israelis tempered their response initially because they knew the status of Iran's nuclear program. Even though a weapon is still a grave concern, it is a much longer-term problem than the Israelis admit publicly. (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tried hard to convince the United States otherwise, the United States isn't biting.) Since an attack has every chance of failing, the Israelis recognize that these negotiations are the most likely way to eliminate the weapons, and that if the negotiations fail, no one will be in a more dangerous position for trying. Six months won't make a difference.

 

 The Israelis could not simply applaud the process because there is, in fact, a strategic threat to Israel embedded in the talks. Israel has a strategic dependency on the United States. Israel has never been comfortable with Washington's relationship with Saudi Arabia, but there was nothing the Israelis could do about it, so they accommodated it. But they understand that the outcome of these talks, if successful, means more than the exchange of a nuclear program for eased sanctions; it means the beginning of a strategic alignment with Iran.

 

In fact, the United States was aligned with Iran until 1979. As Richard Nixon's China initiative shows, ideology can relent to geopolitical reality. On the simplest level, Iran needs investment, and American companies want to invest. On the more complex level, Iran needs to be certain that Iraq is friendly to its interests and that neither Russia nor Turkey can threaten it in the long run. Only the United States can ensure that. For their part, the Americans want a stronger Iran to contain Saudi support for Sunni insurgents, compel Turkey to shape its policy more narrowly, and remind Russia that the Caucasus, and particularly Azerbaijan, have no threat from the south and can concentrate on the north. The United States is trying to create a multipolar region to facilitate a balance-of-power strategy in place of American power.

 

 ISRAEL IN 10 YEARS 

 

 I began by pointing out how secure Israel is currently. Looking down the road 10 years, Israel cannot assume that this strategic configuration will remain in place. Egypt's future is uncertain. The emergence of a hostile Egyptian government is not inconceivable. Syria, like Lebanon, appears to be fragmented. What will come of this is unclear. And whether in 10 years the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will remain Hashemite or become a Palestinian state is worthy of contemplation. None have military power now, but then Egypt went from disaster in 1967 to a very capable force in 1973. They had a Soviet patron. They might have another patron in 10 years.

 

 Right now, Israel does not need the United States, nor American aid, which means much less to them now than it did in 1973. They need it as a symbol of American commitment and will continue to need it. But the real Israeli fear is that the United States is moving away from direct intervention to a more subtle form of manipulation. That represents a threat to Israel if Israel ever needs direct intervention rather than manipulation. But more immediately, it threatens Israel because the more relationships the United States has in the region, the less significant Israel is to Washington's strategy. If the United States maintains this relationship with Saudi Arabia, Turkey and others, Israel becomes not the anchor of U.S. policy but one of many considerations. This is Israel's real fear in these negotiations.

 

 In the end, Israel is a small and weak power. Its power has been magnified by the weakness of its neighbors. That weakness is not permanent, and the American relationship has changed in many ways since 1948. Another shift seems to be underway. The Israelis used to be able to depend on massive wellsprings of support in the U.S. public and Congress. In recent years, this support has become less passionate, though it has not dried up completely. What Israel has lost is twofold. First, it has lost control of America's regional strategy. Second, it has lost control of America's political process. Netanyahu hates the U.S.-Iran talks not because of nuclear weapons but because of the strategic shift of the United States. But his response must remain measured because Israel has less influence in the United States than it once did.

 

 

 

 

Last Generation Network News: ISRAEL EDITION December 5, 2013 –THURSDAY- Tevet 2, 5774 Vol. I No. 6

 
 
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 December 5, 2013 –THURSDAY- Tevet 2, 5774
 
   Vol I. No.6
ISRAEL EDITION 
"Till all Israel is saved; Tell a Jew about Jesus" -MJS
 
HEADLINERS SECTION
 
Israel
 
 
 

Hezbollah commander gunned down outside home; Israel denies role in killing

NBCNews.com (blog) - ‎14 hours ago‎
In 1992, Israeli helicopter gunships ambushed the motorcade of Hezbollah leader Sheik Abbas Musawi, killing him, his wife, 5-year-old son and four bodyguards.
 
 

Kerry and Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem amid tensions

Jerusalem Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Wednesday evening for another round of talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah, with Palestinian officials again voicing deep pessimism about any breakthrough in peace talks, and Israeli officials more keen on talking ...
 
 

Firms linked to Israel prospering in Mass.

Boston Globe - ‎9 hours ago‎
Companies with ties to Israel have become a significant force in Massachusetts, multiplying their revenues over three years and employing roughly 6,700, according to a new study released Thursday.
 
 

American Studies Association leaders endorse boycott of Israeliuniversities

Jerusalem Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The American Studies Association leadership endorsed a boycott of Israeliuniversities, but also sought the approval of the body's 5,000 members.
 
 

Israel built a new border wall to prevent migrants from 'smuggling in terror'

GlobalPost - ‎3 hours ago‎
A laborer works at the construction site of the fence along Israel's border with Egypt near the Red Sea resort town of Eilat on Feb. 15, 2012.
 
 

Yadlin: Scope of Iranian retaliation to potential strike is 'exaggerated'

Jerusalem Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
The most realistic UAV threat consists of “suicide drones from Lebanon or Syria” that could be deployed, and this scenario merits preparations, but is “not the kind of threat that Israel can't absorb,” the paper continued. Iran's long-range naval ...
 
 

First winter storm of season hits Israel - Kinneret rises, Mount Hermon sees snow

Jerusalem Post
6 hours ago
 
Written by
Sharon Udasin
The first winter storm of the season hit Israel on Thursday as the unseasonably warm weather experienced throughout November gave way to rainfall and even snow.
 
 

First Israeli minister visits Turkey since 2010

Jerusalem Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
Confirming a report on Israel's Channel 2 television, the official said Peretz was the highest-rankingIsraeli in Turkey since ties soured after IDF commandos killed nine Turkish activists three years ago when their vessel violated an Israeli blockade ...
 
 

Weekly Schmooze: Haim's epic 'Hanukka Song' cover

Jerusalem Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Here in Israel, this trick would never work, but comediennes Ari and Emma practice faking Hebrew for when you're in "temple" (because in "shul" they'd see right through you) to great comedic effect reminiscent of the "All That" classic character Pierre ...
 
 

Former Shin Bet head: Israeli-Palestinian conflict more dangerous than a...

Jerusalem Post - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more of an existential threat to this nation than a nuclear Iran, former Shin Bet Chief Yuval Diskin said on Wednesday night.
 
 

In Protests Against Prawer Plan, Signs of 'Palestinization' in Israel's ...

Tablet Magazine - ‎12 hours ago‎
Last week, activists in Israel declared a “Day of Rage” against the Prawer Plan, a government initiative that would relocate more than 30,000 Bedouin from the unrecognized villages where they live into urban zones.
 
 

Casspi Will Represent Israel for Hanukkah at White House

Bleacher Report - ‎1 hour ago‎
As a high-profile Israeli living in the United States, Casspi had been invited to the White House to meet President Obama and participate in a menorah lighting ceremony next Thursday.
 
 

Israel Provides Humanitarian Aid to Syrians

ABC News - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
Associated Press. Israel acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that it is providing humanitarian aid to victims of the civil war inside neighboring Syria, saying it has funneled food and other emergency supplies to embattled villages just across the ...
 
 

ENCOUNTERING PEACE: Paradigm of partnership

Jerusalem Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
When the Oslo process first began, the vision of peace which was negotiated over most of 1993 was based on a paradigm of cooperation across boundaries that would lead to a “win-win” deal for bothIsrael and Palestine. The interim agreement of 1995 ...
 
 

Storm drenches Israel, ending long dry spell

The Times of Israel - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Israel Meteorological Service said Thursday morning that it expected “unseasonably low” temperatures, and issued flash food warnings for the Jordan Valley, the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea region.
 
 

Israel seeks to tighten medical marijuana regulations

Haaretz - ‎9 hours ago‎
Israel's Health Ministry has expressed opposition to granting general practitioners the right to prescribe medical marijuana.
 
 

Mashav: Still up and running

Jerusalem Post - ‎20 hours ago‎
From a recent Jerusalem Post editorial (“Israel in the Philippines”, November 18, 2013) readers might have taken away the impression that Mashav, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, ceased its activities after third world nations ...
 
 

Israel's new airport is angering Jordan, a rare friend in the region

Haaretz - ‎14 hours ago‎
One reason for Jordanians' alienation toward Israel is their disappointment with the peace. When the peace treaty was signed in 1994 the two sides planned joint economic and infrastructure projects designed to improve Jordan's standard of living.
 
 

Why is the US okay with Israel having nuclear weapons but not Iran?

Washington Post (blog)
Dec 2, 2013
 
Written by
Max Fisher
Yes, this is surely in part a deflection, meant to shift attention away from concerns about Iran's nuclear activities by not-so-subtly nodding to the one country in the region that does have nuclear weapons: Israel. But could Iran have a point? Is ...

 

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Discovery of City of David ruins fills gap in Jerusalemhistory

NBCNews.com
Dec 3, 2013
 
Written by
Megan Gannon
 
The building's remains were uncovered during an extensive dig at the Givati Parking Lot, located in Jerusalem's oldest neighborhood, the City of David.
 
 

Think Palestinian schools preach violence? Visit this one

Haaretz (blog) - ‎10 hours ago‎
It's mid-morning at The Jerusalem School of Beit Hanina, not far from the Qalandia checkpoint on the road leading to points further north in Jerusalem, and then on to Ramallah. Qalandia is a place that is occasionally the scene of violent clashes ...
 
 

Kerry and Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem amid tensions

Jerusalem Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Wednesday evening for another round of talks in Jerusalemand Ramallah, with Palestinian officials again voicing deep pessimism about any breakthrough in peace talks, and Israeli officials more keen on talking ...
 
 

Jewish activists want to pray on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, raising alarm in ...

Washington Post - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
JERUSALEM - 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 ...
 
 

Obama Extends Waiver in Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

TheBlaze.com - ‎20 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama ordered Secretary of State John Kerry not to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a waiver of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 that establishes U.S. policy to move the embassy to the city Israelis consider their capital.
 
 

Khimki tops Jerusalem, Haifa squeaks by Riga

Jerusalem Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
Maccabi Haifa clinched a berth in the Eurocup Last 32 on Wednesday night with a dramatic win over VEF Riga, while Hapoel Jerusalem was left with plenty of work to do after losing to Khimki Moscow in Russia. Ike Ofoegbu's tip-in with 0.7 seconds ...
 
 

In Jerusalem, Kerry offers reassurances on Iran deal

The Times of Israel - ‎4 hours ago‎
Israel's security is of paramount importance to the White House, US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed at a joint press conference Thursday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. ”Israel's security in this negotiation is at the top of ...
 
 

Defense Ministry chemical attack drill set for Jerusalem

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
Authorities will hold a chemical attack drill in Jerusalem next week, the Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday. The drill was planned in advance and is part of the defense establishment's annual working plan, the Ministry added in a statement.
 
 

Israeli forces raid African neighborhood in Old City of Jerusalem

Ma'an News Agency - ‎8 hours ago‎
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Wednesday raided the African neighborhood in the Old City of Jerusalem and detained one man, locals said.
 
 

ISA: Attacks Up 23% in November - 66% in Jerusalem

Arutz Sheva - ‎1 hour ago‎
There were 167 terror attacks against Israeli targets in November, according to the monthly review released on Thursday by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet, Shabak General Security Service).
 
 

Marked for destruction: Jerusalem neighborhoods brace for large wave of home ...

Mondoweiss - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
As Isam Hamad Ali, a civil engineer in the Shu'fat refugee camp in East Jerusalem, drove his silver sedan along a wide dirt road near Israel's Separation Wall, he pointed to every building he passed.
 
 

Two more Palestinians arrested in connection to Jerusalem stoning attack

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 3, 2013‎
Police arrested two more Palestinian youths, from the east Jerusalem village of Zur Baher, who are suspected in the rock-throwing attack that left a two-year-old Jewish infant wounded in the neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv last week, Israel Radio ...
 
 

Jews in Jerusalem neighborhood demand stronger police presence in wake of ...

Jerusalem Post - ‎Dec 1, 2013‎
Photo: Sarah Levin. Residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood where a two-year-old girl was hospitalized after being hit by a rock last week described an ongoing climate of fear within their community, marred by violence and harassment perpetrated by ...
 
 

Where's the Coverage? Rising Number of Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem...

Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (blog) - ‎16 hours ago‎
According to figures released by the Shin Bet, November marked a 65% rise in terrorist attacks inJerusalem compared to the previous month, Channel 10 reported.
 
 

Hanukkah is a block party in Jerusalem — with olive-oil menorahs lighting up ...

Public Radio International - ‎21 hours ago‎
As the story goes, around 2000 years ago, the Seleucid king who ruled in Jerusalem turned the Jewish temple into a temple for Zeus.
 
 

Jerusalem explored in a new way through bike tours

Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
The above itinerary represents the first collaboration of its kind in Jerusalem: bike tours launched by the Inbal Hotel and outdoor tour operator Gordon Active.
 
 

'It is possible' Ansar Jerusalem is tied to al Qaeda, brother of group's ...

Long War Journal - ‎Dec 4, 2013‎
Numerous recent reports have indicated that Shadi el Menai plays an important role in Ansar Jerusalem. His exact role is unclear, however.
 
 

Bike Tours Offer New Way to See Jerusalem

Algemeiner - ‎1 hour ago‎
Inbal Communications Manager Barak Roth says the Inbal “is the first hotel in Jerusalem to take upon themselves such an endeavor,” choosing Gordon Active as a partner “because they're the leading company [in Israel] when it comes to bike tours.
 
 

Home of Women of the Wall Board Member Vandalized in Jerusalem

Jewish Daily Forward - ‎3 hours ago‎
The graffiti discovered Thursday morning in the public stairwell of the apartment of Peggy Cidor, in theJerusalem neighborhood of Talpiyot, also read “Peggy, watch out ” and “Women of the Wall are villains.
 
 

Same Sex Relations and the Jerusalem Council

Patheos (blog)
1 hour ago
 
Written by
James McGrath
The Butler Religionists club had a discussion about same-sex relations as viewed by a variety of religious traditions. I mentioned that Acts 15, with is depiction of a decision by Jewish Christians about what Gentiles needed to adopt from Jewish ...
 
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Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has demanded a permanent Israeli presence in the Jordan Valley, with IDF officers in the region in 2011 (photo credit: Moshe Milner/GPO/ Flash90)

Land for peace with the Palestinians: Essential or suicidal?

Amid familiar and fresh challenges in an unstable Middle East, two former senior officers differ utterly over the dangers, the benefits and the contours of a possible Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank

 
Minister of Environmental Protection Amir Peretz in Jerusalem, on June 5, 2013. (photo credit: Flash 90)

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