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Shevat 5, 5768, 1/12/2008
Love him or hate him, Barry Chamish has come out with a 4 minute video clip that shows the predicament that the State of Israel is in. Below are some reactions by people you may know.
First watch the 4 minute plus clip:
Barry's eyes are opened. He sees the dark truth that others turn their backs on. Israel is indeed in a perilous situation. We are not asking for miracles. We only want Hashem to hear our sincere prayers and cries. What father would not comfort his children and wipe away their tears?
"God helps those who help themselves."
I firmly agree with what he says, though I found one thing very misleading. He said that "the leadership is not within Israel." If he means that the foreign leaders have undue influence on the Israeli government, then I
Very few of us are in any position whatsoever to make a single
Barry Chamish raises some valid and scary points. However he is also a doom and gloom prophet who I believe lacks the essential belief that God is watching over and protecting us. Keeping that in mind it is important to watch these 4 minutes and pray to God that he send us someone who can change the situation on the ground.
Israel is on trial and Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael is indeed in trouble. And yes, we need a miracle. So what else is new? The issues at hand have taken on supra-biblical proportions. It¹s as if every historic and national adversity ever faced by our people has come forth for the grand finale. I consider it an honor and a merit to be living in the Land of Israel at such an awesome time in history - and to be given the opportunity to rise to the challenge.
Our focus should not be on how we plan to die, but rather on how we plan to live. Look and work towards Redemption and not towards Armageddon. It¹s nothing less than an incredible testimony to the Jewish spirit that in 5768 we in Israel are doing, are standing, and are determined to continue.
Barry Chamish is a man who speaks his truth. Many of his observations, like Israel's leadership is determined from outside Israel, and how Gush Katif has gone from providing some of the best produce in Israel, to becoming a rocket launching site, are certainly true. Many suspect he is right about the Rabin Assassination. The low intensity but progressive war being waged against Israel, both by military and diplomatic means, is also readily apparent. It is also true, a miracle did not save the people of Gush Katif from "resettlement," nor did the eagerly awaited Messiah arrive in time to "save" the Jewish people from Roman tyranny, at the time of the destruction of the Second Temple. Only at Hanukah did the Jewish people succeed at restoring the sanctity of Jerusalem, and only through acting did a miracle then occur. "G-d helps those who help themselves." Sadly, some, who presume to be "academics," will for reasons known only to them, engage in slanderous personal attacks against Barry without conceding any responsibility to debate his research and conclusions, which are documented and now viewed credibly by a large segment of the Jewish people. In spite of sincere wishes to the contrary, it may be prudent in view of considerable credible evidence, to prepare for a worse case scenario. As Jesuit and American Ex-Congressman Rev. Robert F. Drinan proclaimed at the 1992 New York Rally for Jonathan Pollard, held at Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan... "We must pray as if everything depends on G-d, and work as if everything depends upon us." A Bush was President then, and a Bush is President today. And Jonathan still sits in prison. What Israel needs, more now than ever, is a burning Bush.
Kevin Abrams, Author, The Pink Swastika
Dr. Yacov M. Tabak, Scientist & Biblical Scholar
Just saw the video. There was nothing in that video that was new to me. The thousands of activists, tens of columnists like Caroline Glick and co- all scream that message from all rooftops possible:
But unlike those who only warn and write articles, there are those who also try to do something about it and those are all those who after the expulsion from Gush Katif have organized and have started activities surrounding the Land of Israel, defying all decrees and spending their efforts in building the land of Israel when doing that has become a "crime". Hopefully this will arouse a new generation in Israel, a generation of proud Jewish youth and adults that are not scared- not of the Leftists in power in Israel, not of the Arabs and not of the UN or the American State Department.
We are optimists: an optimist is someone who says: the situation is TERRIBLE, ...BUT if we start doing something about it, then with G-d's help we can overturn the bad situation.
Nadia Matar, Activist leader, Women in Green
Tamar Yonah: We must always remember G-d's promise to us. See this video to see a possible scenario and be reminded of the words of Hashem, which is written in the Midrash ( פסיקתי רבתי ל"ו ) : And The Holy One says to Israel, "My children, don't be afraid. Everything I have done, I have done only for you. Why are you scared? Don't be afraid. The time of redemption is here."
Watch this video. If you don't have time, then move it up to about 34 minutes and view from there.
Shevat 3, 5768, 1/10/2008
Gog Bush has come to destroy Israel.
This is the state he has carved out of our heart. He says that a new Palestinian state must be contiguous. Israel is not contiguous, it seems to have been cut in half.
Gog Bush has come to destroy Israel, leaving her at 9 miles wide, with PLO rockets accessible to the major population centers of Israel, including her airport.
He has sliced Jerusalem up. The Jews lose the Temple Mount, where the Third Temple will be built. It is our most hallowed and sacred site in all the world. Study this map. This is the beginning of the war of Gog and Magog upon us. (See my other blogs on this subject.)
This map of Gog Bush means the end of Israel. The East (Ishmael, the Muslims) want to murder us. The West (Esau/Rome/ Church) wants us to commit suicide. Either way, we are dead.
Thanks to Jeff K. for the link to this map which is from the Israel Unity Coalition.
Americans, enjoy your oil. Your president has sold out the Jewish People and bartered away G-d's land for oil, riches, and a New World Order. Gog Bush will leave a legacy, however, it will be G-d's decision what that legacy shall be.
Shevat 2, 5768, 1/9/2008
President Bush 'jokes' with Minister Eli Yishai about not leaving the coalition while shaking hands with him in the greeting line at the airport.
See this news item that came up today:
Bush Jokes with Yishai About Not Leaving Coalition
Let’s try to look at this news item in a ‘different’ light. Whenever the word ‘intensive talks’ are used in the diplomatic sphere, you can bet that it is a heated and intense exchange of words, most possibly with threats and ultimatums.
How about this imaginary conversation of what could take place:
President: We’ve worked too hard for you to go and mess this process up by pulling out and bringing down your government. We’ve invested a lot in propping up Olmert and convincing your people to accept a Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital. The world is on a new course, and you, well, no punk like you is going to stand in our way. You better know what’s good for you or…
Israeli Minister: Or what, Mr. President?
President: Look, let me put it to you this way. We know where your kids go to school. We know that they come home everyday at 4pm. We know what route they take. You wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to them, …would you? Now, see this envelope I am handing you? It’s got all the information to a bank account that has been set up for you in the Cayman Islands. There’s enough there for a luxurious retirement for you and your family anywhere in the world you want to live. Take it. If you know what is good for you.
The carrot and the stick. The meeting’s over.
Now, before anyone here says hog wash, and that things like this only happen in the movies, take a look at these excerpts from an interview done by Ari Shavit of Haaretz on 03/06/2006. He’s speaking to Binyamin Netanyahu regarding his time as Finance Minister where Netanyahu admits that bribes are common in government, especially today.
Shavit: Of late there is more and more talk about corruption. You were prime minister, you were finance minister. Is Israel a corrupt country?
Netanyahu: "There is corruption in Israel. It is increasing. In the past few years it has been growing and deepening at a dizzying pace. But those who talk about corruption are generally off-target. They talk about the connection between the member of [a party's] central committee and the politician who gets him a job in order to win his support. But that is a relatively minor phenomenon, and even when it happens, its material scope is limited. Therefore I say that this is only the tip of the corruption iceberg. It is the less important 10 percent that is above the water. The more serious corruption is below the surface. It is hardly talked about; it is hardly known about. But it is the truly worrisome corruption, it is the true danger."
What are you talking about?
You are talking about bribery - unadulterated bribery.
Are you serious? Are you really saying that underlying major economic decisions are bank accounts in Vaduz and the Caymans?
In 21st century Israel assets worth billions are transferred to certain hands in return for bribes?
Tevet 29, 5768, 1/7/2008
We were always taught that one in high office is deserving of great honors and ceremony. Once a man is elected to be the head of the USA, or of any country, he is not just any Joe Shmo anymore. He is ‘Mr. President”.
Yet, what if this man has come to do evil? Do we treat him with pomp and circumstance and hold him as our friend, or do we tell it like it is?
Now, I feel a need to make this perfectly clear: I think the American people are great, good, and kind people. They are for the most part, freindly, giving and moral people. When I speak of America on the radio or in my articles, I am always referring to the 'leadership' of America such as the State Department and the Bush Administration, and not the American People. I will add one further thing… I do not hate Bush. I don’t even dislike the man. He actually seems quite amiable, humorous, and engaging. But herein lies the danger. He speaks nicely, but his actions have been quite dangerous, even evil. He is the man, that wants to wage war against G-d , to divide His city, throw out His Chosen People from their land, and turn it over to terrorists. He wishes to create a state for the Arabs in the Palestinian Authority who cheered and handed out candy when innocent Americans were jumping out of the windows of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th, 2001.
These are the same people who regularly burn the American flag at their deomonstrations, and chant, "Death to America!"
Let us examine some of the things that this current U.S. president is doing and has done in his 2 terms of office:
It is Mr. Bush & Co.that is suspected of somehow cheating on the election results that caused a fiasco in the U.S. elections in 2000 and also in 2004.
It is Mr. Bush who is working hand in hand with Saudi Arabia because of his oil interests and connections. It is Mr. Bush who on September 11, 2001 after that horrible attack on its people and its World Trade Center and Pentagon, stopped all flights, grounded all American travelers leaving them stranded mid journey, and put a tight grip on travel security thereafter, YET, enabled the Saudi family of Bin Laden to leave the USA. within days of the attack.
How can that be? How can Mr. Bush let the terrorist’s own family leave the shores of America wiothout a complete investigation, following one of the most devastating acts of war on a country to date?
It is Mr. Bush who further weakens America by not solving the problem of the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States which is taxing the economy by heavily burdening it’s security services, and collapsing its health, education and justice systems.
It is Mr. Bush who, when renewing the controversial USA Patriot Act which infringes on 'privacy and freedoms' of the American people, is quoted as saying, “
It is Mr. Bush who has eroded away the civil liberties and personal freedoms of the American people, in the name of 'protecting' their freedoms. Try to figure that one out.
He has enabled security agencies to listen in on innocent people’s phone calls whom they suspect are criminals or terrorists and can have police and security agencies break into your homes as well, without probable cause and without a court order, which violates the 4th amendment of the constitution. This is against the law, but hey, the constitution, according to Mr. Bush is just a "G-- D----- piece of paper".
It is Mr. Bush that is tying the hands of Jews in Israel by stating: “ Israeli settlement activity in the occupied territories must stop.” It is Mr. Bush that has proclaimed an Israeli freeze on “all settlement activity (including natural growth of settlements).” It is Mr. Bush that is telling the Israeli people that we are not allowed to build in our own land.
It is Mr. Bush that tells Israel it must be more flexible to work for ‘peace’ by “lifting curfews and easing restrictions (IDF check points on roads) on movement of persons and goods, and allowing full, safe, and unfettered access of international and humanitarian personnel.” And then a short while after, another terror attack takes place.
It is Mr. Bush who puts forward that the Israeli leadership must issue an unequivocal statement affirming its commitment to the two-state vision of an independent, viable, sovereign Palestinian state living in peace and security alongside Israel, (as expressed by President Bush) and calling for an immediate end to violence against Palestinians everywhere.
It is Mr. Bush, from an OIL family, who will do what he must for oil prices, even sell out Israel and prevent her from fighting the Arab terrorists who threaten her very existance. He will create a 23rd Arab state to appease the oil rich countries.
It is Mr. Bush who is coming to Israel to boost up the popularity of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. His objective: to make Olmert look better in the eyes of the Israeli public so when he tells us we need to divide Jerusalem and give up most of Judea and Samaria, we will go along with it confidently, thinking Mr. Bush is our friend.
It is President Bush, coming with his entourage, like a great Babylonian King to Jerusalem, to try to lay claim to G-d's trophy.
I again ask: Do we give honor to kings who have such contempt for G-d and His people, or do we tell it like it is?
Tevet 23, 5768, 1/1/2008
As the United States Government leads and brokers the ‘peace’ process to split and divide Israel in order to establish a Palestinian Terror State, it seems that some cracks are starting to form in its own empire.
One can’t help but notice that when the U.S. Administration presses Israel to give up land, something bad happens to America. Those who believe in an Almighty G-d, and believe that He controls everything, knows that nothing happens in this world unless He wants it to. We must continue to believe though, that all He does is for good. Yet, why should innocent people in America lose their homes from hurricanes because innocent Jews lost their homes in Gush Katif? (See my article, "Katrina and Katif: some connections to consider" .) I don’t pretend to understand G-d’s ways, however, we learn in the Tanach (Bible) Genesis 12:3: “I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.”
Those who purport the establishment of a Palestinian State are essentially calling for the destruction of Israel. They are cursing Israel with their demise. The Road Map calls for carving out Israel's central region and dividing our capital city, Jerusalem, in order to form a Palestinian Terror State.
There is one Jewish State. It could fit inside of lake Michigan, and is about the size of New Jersey. Bush's Road Map will produce a 23rd Arab state inside of this already tiny Israel. A tiny Israel that has already given over 80% of its land away to the Arabs in pursuit of peace.
The establishment of a Palestinian State in the heartland of Israel, would place the PLO within easy rocket range to our major population centers. A missile strike on any of our cities would bring untold death and damage to our nation. The Arabs in this Palestinian Terror State would also be within shooting range of our major airport. That means that every plane taking off or landing could be struck down by the terrorist's rockets. This would be the end of Israel’s economy by destroying tourism, destroying our exports and imports of food, agriculture, products and personal air travel. Israel would not be able to survive being in such a vulnerable position.
What is so disturbing, is that America, the nation which claims to be a friend of Israel, is actually setting her up for her destruction. We must remember, that the United States heavily relies on oil to run it's economy. If it comes between deciding what is more important, Jews or oil, guess which one will win out? This only goes to prove the famous quote by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand : “Nations don’t have friends, they only have interests.”
And so, as the U.S. amputates Israel’s biblical and historical heartland from her to form a Palestinian Terror State, it is losing it’s OWN heartland in it’s centrally located states.
It seems the Lakota Native Americans who inhabit large chunks of the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana have withdrawn from treaties with the United States, and are basically seceding from the union. "We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us” they said this last month, Dec. 19th, 2007. A crack in the Great American Empire?
News reports also concerning the security of the U.S. Government came out this month with reports that the Iranian Islamic Regime has been cozying up to Central and South American leaders who are hostile to the U.S. such as Nicaragua's Sandinista President Daniel Ortega and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Iran has recently opened an embassy in Nicaragua’s capital. It’s also become involved in building a $350 million deep-water port at Monkey Point complete with corridors of pipelines, rails and highways which will span across the country to the Pacific Ocean. They’ve already established a firm foothold in Latin America and the U.S. State Department is now worried that Iran could stage strikes on American soil.
According to a report from the San Antonio Express-News, John R. Schindler, a veteran former counterintelligence officer and analyst for the National Security Agency stated, "The Iranians have that ability (to launch attacks) particularly from South America. Hezbollah has fronts all over Latin America. That is not new. But it's certainly something we're starting to care about now." He said.
Alaskans are now grumbling that they are not happy being part of the United States. They have formed their own Alaskan Independence Party and may push to become a separate and Independent Nation if they do not get their demands met according to a 1958 treaty they signed with the United States Government.
Let’s not forget the possible 5th column inside the USA at present. These are the millions of Mexicans, Central and South Americans who have entered the United States illegally who are heavily taxing the health care system, the education system, the justice system and who do not pay any taxes to support it. Many of these illegal immigrants are justifying their actions and are calling for the disengagement of the South Western United States. They want to establish their own country called, Aztlan.
And yet, the President of the United States ignores the dangers of having MILLIONS of unknown people invading his country. U.S. Border officials have already caught Muslim terrorists sneaking over the border, and Moslem prayer rugs and Korans have also been found in the area belonging to those who were NOT caught. This means they have made their way into the United States to set up possible terror sleeper cells.
Lakota Indians seceding, Alaskans flirting with independence, Iranian build up on the Pacific, and millions of unknown illegal immigrants draining the USA of it’s resources, and widening the holes of U.S. security.
Could these all be cracks that will soon crumble the Great American Empire? Has America’s time expired as the leading nation of the world? All the nations where Jews resided prospered when the Jews were treated well there. Egypt rose and then turned against the Jews and it fell. Babylon rose and then turned against its Jews and it fell. Greece rose and then turned against the Jews and it fell.. Rome rose and then turned against the Jews and it fell.. Spain rose and then turned against the Jews and it fell.. The British Empire rose and then turned against the Jews and it fell.
All these once great powers lost their glory after declaring war against G-d by persecuting His Chosen People, the Jews. The present United States Government is now attempting to divide Jerusalem, destroy Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, and turn it into a Palestinian Terror State. Will this be the undoing of itself? Are we today, witnessing the beginning of the end of the Great American Empire?