The Six Day War

 

The Six-Day War

June 5–10, 1967

by Eli E. Hertz | June 6, 2013

 

In rememberance of the Israeli victory against all odds in 1967 against 5 Arab aggressor nations, we are posting the following article from Eli Hertz

Arab Losses Caused by Unlawful Acts of Aggression in 1967

In June 1967, the combined armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan attacked Israel with the clear purpose expressed by Egypt’s President: “Destruction of Israel.” At the end of what is now known as the Six-Day War, Israel, against all odds, was victorious and in possession of the territories of the West Bank, Sinai and the Golan Heights.

International law makes a clear distinction between defensive wars and wars of aggression. Egypt’s blockade of the waterway known as the Strait of Tiran, which prevented access to Israel’s southern port of Eilat, was an act of aggression that led to the Six-Day War in 1967. More than six decades after the 1948 War and four decades since the 1967 Six-Day War, it is hard to imagine the dire circumstances Israel faced and the price it paid to fend off its neighbors’ attacks.

In 1967, the combined Arab armies had approximately 465,000 troops, more than 2,880 tanks and 810 aircrafts, preparing to attack Israel at once. Israel, faced with the imminent threat of obliteration, was forced to invoke its right of self-defense, a basic tenet of international law, enshrined in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. Israel launched a surprised pre-emptive air strike against Egypt on June 5, 1967.

Who Starts Wars Does Matter

UN Charter Article 51 clearly recognizes “the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations” by anyone.

Arabs would like the world to believe that in 1967, Israel simply woke-up one morning and invaded them, and therefore Israel’s control of the Golan Heights, West Bank and Sinai is the illicit fruit of an illegal act – like Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in 1991.

Arab leaders ‘bundle’ the countries who fought Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War into one “entity” in order to cloud the issues. They point to Israel’s surprise pre-emptive attack on Egypt as an act of unlawful aggression, and add that this “unlawful aggression” prevents Israel from claiming the Territories under international law.

Professor, Judge Stephen M. Schwebel, past President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) states the following facts:

“The facts of the June 1967 Six Day War demonstrate that Israel reacted defensively against the threat and use of force against her by her Arab neighbors. This is indicated by the fact that Israel responded to Egypt’s prior closure of the Straits of Tiran, its proclamation of a blockade of the Israeli port of Eilat, and the manifest threat of the UAR’s use of force inherent in its massing of troops in Sinai, coupled with its ejection of United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF). It is indicated by the fact that, upon Israeli responsive action against the UAR, Jordan initiated hostilities against Israel. It is suggested as well by the fact that, despite the most intense efforts by the Arab States and their supporters, led by the Premier of the Soviet Union, to gain condemnation of Israel as an aggressor by the hospitable organs of the United Nations, those efforts were decisively defeated. The conclusion to which these facts lead is that the Israeli conquest of Arab and Arab-held territory was defensive rather than aggressive conquest.”

Egypt in 1967

Before Israel’s pre-emptive and surprise attack on the Egyptian Air Force, a series of belligerent acts by the Arab state justified Israel’s resort to arms in self-defense in accordance with the Law of Nations.

The Egyptians were responsible for:

– The expulsion of UN peacekeepers from Sinai – stationed there since 1956 to act as a buffer when Israel withdrew from Sinai;

– The closure of Israel’s outlet from the Red Sea in defiance of the Geneva Conference of 1958 on free navigation “through straits used for international navigation between one part of the high seas and … the territorial sea of a foreign nation” (For 16 years Egypt illegally blocked Israeli use of the Suez Canal);

– The failure of the international community to break the blockade; and

– The massing of Egyptian forces in Sinai and moving them toward Israel’s border.

In 1956, when Egypt provoked Israel by blockading the Red Sea – crippling her ability to conduct sea trade with Africa and the Far East – the major Western powers negotiated Israel’s withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula, and agreed that Israel’s rights would be reserved under Article 51 of the UN Charter if Egypt staged future raids and blockades against Israel.

In 1967, Egypt’s closing of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli ships before June 5, was an unlawful act of aggression. The Israeli response was a lawful act of self-defense under Article 51 and UN General Assembly Resolution 3314.

Israel’s enemies and critics ignore or conveniently forget the facts, as Arabs and their sympathizers continue to blame Israel for ‘starting’ the 1967 war.

Were the acts by Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1967 against Israel aggressive enough to warrant Israel’s exercise of her right to self-defense?

The answer can be found on the official website of the Jordanian Government14 under the heading “The Disaster of 1967.” It describes the events of the days prior to June 5, 1967 and clearly indicates that Jordan, at least, expected Egypt to launch the offensive war against Israel. Israel did not enter the West Bank until it was first attacked by Jordan:

“On May 16, Nasser shocked the world by asking the United Nations to withdraw its forces from Sinai. To the surprise of many, his request was honored two days later. Moreover, the Egyptian president closed the Straits of Tiran on May 22. Sensing that war was now likely, [And] … in response to the Israeli attack [on the Egyptian Air Force], Jordanian forces launched an offensive into Israel, but were soon driven back as the Israeli forces counterattacked into the West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem.”

In fact, Jordan was an illegal occupier of the West Bank from 1948 to 1967, and the undisputable aggressor in the Six-Day War of 1967. Thus, Israel acted lawfully by exercising its right of self-defense when it redeemed and legally occupied Judea and Samaria, known also as the West Bank.

Israel had clarified to Jordan through UN diplomatic channels that it should stay out of the war. It stated simply: “We shall not attack any country unless it opens war on us.” King Hussein of Jordan sent a reply via the UN envoy that “since Israel had attacked Egypt, [Israel] would receive his reply by air” – a message that came in the form of Jordanian air raids on civilian and military targets, shelling Jerusalem with mortars and long-range artillery on Ben-Gurion Airport, then extending the front to shelling Israel’s “narrow hips” under the mistaken belief that the Arabs were winning. Had Jordan heeded Israel’s message of peace instead of Egypt’s lies that the Arabs were winning the war, the Hashemite Kingdom could have remained neutral in the conflict, and Eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank would have remained in Jordan’s possession. Jordan was far from a ‘minor player’ in the Arabs’ war of aggression as their narrative implies. I srael lost 183 soldiers in battle with Jordanian forces.

Judge Sir Elihu Lauterpacht wrote in 1968, just one year after the 1967 Six-Day War:

“On 5th June, 1967, Jordan deliberately overthrew the Armistice Agreement by attacking the Israeli-held part of Jerusalem. There was no question of this Jordanian action being a reaction to any Israeli attack. It took place not with-standing explicit Israeli assurances, conveyed to King Hussein through the U.N. Commander, that if Jordan did not attack Israel, Israel would not attack Jordan. Although the charge of aggression is freely made against Israel in relation to the Six-Days War the fact remains that the two attempts made in the General Assembly in June-July 1967 to secure the condemnation of Israel as an aggressor failed. A clear and striking majority of the members of the U.N. voted against the proposition that Israel was an aggressor.”

Judge Schwebel’s writings lead to the conclusion that under international law, Israel is permitted to stay in the West Bank as long as it is necessary to her self-defense.

Defensive Wars and Wars of Aggression

International law makes a clear distinction between defensive wars and wars of aggression. All of Israel’s wars with its Arab neighbors were in self-defense.

Judge Schwebel, wrote in What Weight to Conquest:

“(a) a state [Israel] acting in lawful exercise of its right of self-defense may seize and occupy foreign territory as long as such seizure and occupation are necessary to its self-defense;

“(b) as condition of its withdrawal from such territory, that State may require the institution of security measures reasonably designed to ensure that that territory shall not again be used to mount a threat or use of force against it of such a nature as to justify exercise of self-defense;

“(c) Where the prior holder of territory [Jordan] had seized that territory unlawfully, the state which subsequently takes that territory in the lawful exercise of self-defense has, against that prior holder, better title. “… as between Israel, acting defensively in 1948 and 1967, on the one hand, and her Arab neighbors, acting aggressively, in 1948 and 1967, on the other, Israel has the better title in the territory of what was Palestine, including the whole of Jerusalem, than do Jordan and Egypt.”

UN “Inadmissibility of the Acquisition of Territory by Force”

Most UN General Assembly Resolutions regarding Israel read at the start: “Aware of the established principle of international law on the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force.”

Judge Schwebel, explains that the principle of “acquisition of territory by war is inadmissible” must be read together with other principles: “… namely, that no legal right shall spring from a wrong, and the Charter principle that the Members of the United Nations shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State.”

Simply stated: Arab illegal aggression against the territorial integrity and political independence of Israel can not and should not be rewarded. Judge Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, Judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice, argued in 1968 that:

“… Territorial change cannot properly take place as a result of the ‘unlawful’ use of force. But to omit the word ‘unlawful’ is to change the substantive content of the rule and to turn an important safeguard of legal principle into an aggressor’s charter. For if force can never be used to effect lawful territory change, then, if territory has once changed hands as a result of the unlawful use of force, the illegitimacy of the position thus established is sterilized by the prohibition upon the use of force to restore the lawful sovereign. This cannot be regarded as reasonable or correct.”

Professor Julius Stone, a leading authority on the Law of Nations, stated:

“Territorial Rights Under International Law. … By their [Arab countries] armed attacks against the State of Israel in 1948, 1967, and 1973, and by various acts of belligerency throughout this period, these Arab states flouted their basic obligations as United Nations members to refrain from threat or use of force against Israel’s territorial integrity and political independence. These acts were in flagrant violation inter alia [among other things] of Article 2(4) and paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of the same article.”

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Sephardic Rabbi Stresses Future Redemtion of Israel

Popular Sephardi Rabbi, Ariel Bar Zadok, founder of KosherTorah.com stresses in his latest newsletter that Israel is not comprised of the tribe of Judah alone, from where we derive the internationally recognizable terms Jew, Jewish and Judaism. That Israel to be One is a unity of the Tribe of Judah, whom has been faithful to the revelation given Israel at Mount Sinai, and the other 11 tribes. While it is well known that the tribe of Benyamin is currently part of the historic House of Judah, the other 10 tribes are popularly known as the Lost Tribes of Israel. The following is Rabbi Zadoks thoughts on the unity of the 12 tribes of Israel:

“J” alone cannot equal “I.” Only when we add 11 “T” to “J” can they be equal to “I.”

Just because one is not Jewish does not mean that one cannot be a literal, bloodline child of Israel. There are many more Israelites in the world than there are Jews. As to who they are, where they are and how they can be recognized and identified, read on.

  We all know that there are twelve tribes to Israel. Long before the return from Babylon of some of the exiles from Judah in 516 b.c.e. (that’s 2,529 years ago), the identities of the vast majority of the other tribes of Israelites had been lost. It was a remnant of the southern Kingdom of Judah that returned to rebuild Jerusalem. Therefore since then, the remnant of Israel has been called by their name. Thus we have Jews, named after Yehudah, or Judea.

  While human history deals exclusively with the Jews from this point onward, we must never forget that God’s promises to Israel were meant for, and to this day are being fulfilled with, the entire nation of twelve tribes, and not just the one, called the Jews.

  To this day, the other eleven tribes, considered lost, are still as much a part of Israel, as are Judah. The other eleven, while maybe lost to their own identity are still known to Heaven, and are therefore, still under Divine protection and Divine blessing. The other eleven, whoever they are, and wherever they may be, are still as much God’s chosen as is Judah. 

 Therefore, whether certain elements of Judah, or the nations, like it or not, there are still over ten times as many Israelites “out there” somewhere, who are the bonafide chosen people of God. To this day they are also being guided by Heaven’s Hand and fulfilling Heaven’s purpose as being a “light to the nations,” even as Judah is used to this day.

  Today, many ask the question, who is a Jew? One can answer this in according to Torah Law, and say that a Jew is defined as one born from a Jewish mother, or one who has gone through a conversion process deemed acceptable by whomever is doing the accepting. Yet, this narrow interpretation only identifies who today is considered a Jew, and who is therefore eligible for recognition within the Jewish community, and possibly eligible for citizenship within the State of Israel. But, no matter how we define today who is, or who is not a Jew, this bears no influence upon the greater question of who today is Israel. For this bloodline identity, lost over so many centuries, still has not gone away, and never will.

  Over many centuries, there have been identified an Israelite presence in some of the most far-flung corners of the Earth. There are records and rumors of Israelite communities (that may not be Judah-based “Jewish”) in China, India, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, southern Africa, and even among Native Americans. While today, “Jews” are considered, for the most part, to be a nation of white Caucasians, the vast majority of other native Israelites, however lost they may be, are far from being white Caucasians, and most likely consist of ever other color and race found over the Earth.

  Indeed, historically, it is well known that Israel, which includes Judah (and thus all real Jews) are a Semitic race. Semites are not Caucasians. Therefore, while the majority of modern Jews can be identified to be Caucasians, this clearly shows how, over many centuries, they too have become subject to intermarriage and racial change.

  How interesting is it today that modern haters of Jews accuse the majority of European Jews of not being truly Jewish. European Jews are accused of being decedents of Khazarian converts from over a thousand years ago, and therefore, the haters proclaim, not true Jews at all.

  This is such a twisted and peculiar argument. For the haters of Jews, hate the Jews because they are Jews, and at the same time deny them the identity of being Jews. If the Jews are not Jews, then why hate them for being Jews? Funny isn’t it, that even if the Jews are not Jews, they are still hated for being Jews? 

 Is there any logic in this? No, none! But, whoever said that hatred was based upon any logic? Whoever said that hatred had to make any sense? For the record, there is a large amount of DNA evidence that tends to prove that European Jews are in fact not of Khazarian ancestry.

  What it means to be God’s chosen people has become subject to such wild misinterpretations, that its true meaning has been almost entirely lost. Let us endeavor now to restore the true understanding of this.

  Torah makes it clear that God calls Israel a nation of priests. Fine, so then, what is the role of the priest? The priest is a servant. The priest goes out and serves the needs of the community. The priest is not elevated and thus served by the community. A priest serves, he is not served.

  Being a priest is an arduous and difficult task. It requires hard and often dirty work. But that is the role of the priest. The priest is a tool in God’s Hand. When God wants to get work done in this world, he acts through His priests. Yet, the work of God, like the work of the priest in the ancient Temple is often hard and dirty.

  The priest is a tool. He is like a screw used by God to screw together two or more disjointed things. God uses the priest as His screw to build, to bind, to bridge and unite things. Just remember this, the job of a screw is to get screwed. This is the role, the job and mission of Israel. Israel is chosen to be God’s priests, His workers, His tools, His screws.

  When Israel is getting screwed, this is when they are doing the job of Heaven. This is when they are fulfilling their role as the chosen people. It is nothing grandiose. On the contrary, it is a rather dirty and difficult job, often without much appreciation or reward. Who ever thinks about the screws that hold together the walls of the houses in which we live? Who ever thinks about the unnamed and forgotten ones whose inspirations have built everything good that we have in the world?

  Who is Jew today is one definition, one clearly defined by Torah Law. Who, however, is Israel is a completely different definition. A Jew can be recognized by his bloodline or his conversion, an Israelite may have neither of these to show, and not need them either. An Israelite has an Israelite soul and as such has a unique relationship with Heaven as does all the children of all the twelve tribes, not just the Jews of Judah.

  While I cannot accept any Israelite (confirmed or otherwise) into Jewish ritual practices unless he meets the criteria of also being a Jew, nevertheless, I accept him as a member of my extended family and is he welcome in my home, even though I may not be able to include him in my minyan.

  It is important that we expand our horizons. It is important that we make every effort to start seeing things through God’s Eyes, instead of through our own. Times are changing, and revelations, shocking ones, will be forth coming. Let us prepare for these by rejecting the falsehoods and half-truths of the past, and by embracing expanding perceptions of the ancient truths.

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Our good friends at Kol Ha Tor, are at the forefront of reconciling Judah and the Lost Tribes, and we would encourage you to visit their website and support them in any way you can.

 

War in Gaza

Over the last week we have seen the violence of Hamas escalate, shooting hundreds of rockets into Israel. Israel has retaliated, killing Hamas’ top military officer (Baruch HaShem) and setting off the Palestinians and Hamas to retaliate with more death from the sky.  On the positive side, only a few deaths resulted, most being destroyed by Israel’s missile defence system.

Israel has begun buildup for a ground invasion called operation Amud HaAnan – Clouds of Glory, an ancient term referring to the Clouds of Glory which enveloped the Children of Israel and covered them throughout their journeys in the wilderness, is being undertook  to protect our Israeli citizens in the south. Some believe this to be a trigger event for the coming Redemption (may it come quickly) and the appearance of Mashiach.

On our Blog page we have for some time now posted our Creed of the Redemption – “Strengthen weak hands and give support to failing knees. Say to those of impatient heart, ‘Be strong; do not fear; Behold, your God will come with revenge, with Divine retribution. He will come and save you.’ ” Yeshayahu 35.3.  We believe that HaShem is now answering those pleas and is preparing the way for the appearance of the Son of David – Melech Mashiach.

The Torah reminds us that HaShem is a Master of War.  The children of Israel reained undefeated before their enemies as long as they listened to HaShem.  May the stony  hearts of Israel’s leaders now become the hearts of flesh that Ezekiel spoke of and allow HaShem to lead the way. A recent article by the JewishPress.com quoted Rabbi Kook who reminds us of one of our most precious prayers:

“The Master of wars, sower of righteousness, Who causes salvation to sprout, the
Creator or cures, awesome in praise, the Master of wonders, Who renews His
goodness every day the act of Creation, cause a new light to shine upon Zion,
and may we all be privileged to see its light”

Pray for Israel’s success and that HaShem’s name may be sanctified in the sight of the nations in the coming days, weeks and years.

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from HaShem, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who guards you will not slumber. Behold, He who guards Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Hashem is guardian; HaShem is your protection on your right hand. The sun will not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night.  HaShem will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul.  HaShem will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever

Jerusalem is Jewish

While we have spent some time speaking about the upcoming US Presidential Elections and other matters relating to it it, we are a blog about Israel in Prophecy (past & present) and that is our primary focus.  But we feel that cover America politics is an important part of the picture given the past relationship that Israel and the USA have had.   And since the election of Barak Obama, that relationship has been stressed, almost to the limit.  As an American, however, I am appalled at the hard line that the Obama Regime has taken against HaShem’s anointed people and especially against the Land and the Eternal City – Jerusalem.

This vile man, our president would give the heritage of Israel to those who regularly defile it and themselves.  There are many reports of riots at the mosque on the Temple Mount, some which have been documented and reported by Israel in Prophecy.  Most of those who express sympathy for the Palestinian cause, have never met a real Palestinian and their support is based on a misguided emotional appeal based on Media lies and half-truths.  Having visited Israel in 2010 during Pesach, I came into contact with many Palestinians.  I did not stay in the normal accommodations that tourists frequent but chose to stay in the Shomron area ( ancient Samaria) at Karnei Shomron.   This afforded me the opportunity to see and visit various Jewish and Palestinian towns in the area.  After spending almost 3 weeks there, I reached a interesting conclusion based on what I saw.   While I met many different Palestinians, both decent folks and haters, this was not unusual.  This could be said of countless races and ethnicities.  The revelation for me was how they treated the land.   There was a stark contrast between Jewish homes and villages and Palestinian ones, sometimes just over the hill.  Everywhere in the Shomron and Judea, Jewish homes and villages, no matter how old or how new bore the signs of life.  Jews of Samaria and Judea always kept there villages clean and welcoming.  There were always trees, flowers and bushes of all types being planted.  Even the home of a so-called settler who had only a tent to live in, planted saplings and flowers around his property.  By contrast, Palestinian villages and homes were dingy, with little effort to plant trees, flowers, bushes or to make the area warm and inviting.

This one thing shows who the real owners of Israel are.  Every landlord knows most tenant don’t or won’t care for their property the way they themselves would.  As landowners we are continually trying to improve our property – to make it warm and inviting, a place one would call home.

To my brother Jews and Israelis I would remind you that while our repressive government would see your heritage given to a base and undeserving people, individual Americans of many backgrounds and stripes are supportive of your righteous struggle to regain all of your biblical heritage including every inch of Judea and Samaria.  Many of us acknowledge that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state and will be the capital of the regathered 12 tribe nation under a Davidic king in the future.  As a Jew my heart yearns for a Jerusalem where all people’s, but especially Jews, may pray on the Temple Mount where there will be a rebuilt Temple – a House of Prayer for all Peoples.  As Jews, we have a God-ordained right to the Temple Mount, which was and still is the spiritual center of Judaism.

The follow article by Eli Hertz is a reminder of the place Jerusalem holds in the heart of a Jew:

“Jerusalem, wrote historian Martin Gilbert, is not a ‘mere’ city. “It holds the central spiritual and physical place in the history of the Jews as a people.”

For more than 3,000 years, the Jewish people have looked to Jerusalem as their spiritual, political, and historical capital, even when they did not physically rule over the city. Throughout its long history, Jerusalem has served, and still serves, as the political capital of only one nation – the one belonging to the Jews. Its prominence in Jewish history began in 1004 BCE, when King David declared the city the capital of the first Jewish kingdom. David’s successor and son, King Solomon, built the First Temple there, according to the Bible, as a holy place to worship the Almighty. Unfortunately, history would not be kind to the Jewish people. Four hundred and ten years after King Solomon completed construction of Jerusalem, the Babylonians (early ancestors to today’s Iraqis) seized and destroyed the city, forcing the Jews into exile. [end of article]

Fifty years later, the Jews, or Israelites as they were called, were permitted to return after Persia (present-day Iran) conquered Babylon. The Jews’ first order of business was to reclaim Jerusalem as their capital and rebuild the Holy Temple, recorded in history as the Second Temple.

Jerusalem was more than the Jewish kingdom’s political capital – it was a spiritual beacon. During the First and Second Temple periods, Jews throughout the kingdom would travel to Jerusalem three times yearly for the pilgrimages of the Jewish holy days of Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot, until the Roman Empire destroyed the Second Temple in 70 CE and ended Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem for the next 2,000 years. Despite that fate, Jews never relinquished their bond to Jerusalem or, for that matter, to Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel.

No matter where Jews lived throughout the world for those two millennia, their thoughts and prayers were directed toward Jerusalem. Even today, whether in Israel, the United States or anywhere else, Jewish ritual practice, holiday celebration and life-cycle events include recognition of Jerusalem as a core element of the Jewish experience. Consider that:

•         Jews in prayer always turn toward Jerusalem.

•         Arks (the sacred chests) that hold Torah scrolls in synagogues throughout the world face Jerusalem.

•         Jews end Passover Seders each year with the words: “Next year in Jerusalem”; the same words are pronounced at the end of Yom Kippur, the most solemn day of the Jewish year.

•         A three-week moratorium on weddings in the summer recalls the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by the Babylonian army in 586 BCE. That period culminates in a special day of mourning – Tisha B’Av (the 9th day of the Hebrew month Av) – commemorating the destruction of both the First and Second Temples.

•         Jewish wedding ceremonies – joyous occasions, are marked by sorrow over the loss of Jerusalem. The groom recites a biblical verse from the Babylonian Exile: “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning,”and breaks a glass in commemoration of the destruction of the Temples.

Even body language, often said to tell volumes about a person, reflects the importance of Jerusalem to Jews as a people and, arguably, the lower priority the city holds for Muslims:

•         When Jews pray they face Jerusalem; in Jerusalem Israelis pray facing the Temple Mount.

•         When Muslims pray, they face Mecca; in Jerusalem Muslims pray with their backs to the city.

•         Even at burial, a Muslim face, is turned toward Mecca.

Finally, consider the number of times ‘Jerusalem’ is mentioned in the two religions’ holy books:

•         The Old Testament mentions ‘Jerusalem’ 349 times. Zion, another name for ‘Jerusalem,’ is mentioned 108 times.

•         The Quran never mentions Jerusalem – not even once.

Even when others controlled Jerusalem, Jews maintained a physical presence in the city, despite being persecuted and impoverished. Before the advent of modern Zionism in the 1880s, Jews were moved by a form of religious Zionism to live in the Holy Land, settling particularly in four holy cities: Safed, Tiberias, Hebron, and most importantly – Jerusalem. Consequently, Jews constituted a majority of the city’s population for generations. In 1898, “In this City of the Jews, where the Jewish population outnumbers all others three to one …” Jews constituted 75 percent of the Old City population in what Secretary-General Kofi Annan called ‘East Jerusalem.’ In 1914, when the Ottoman Turks ruled the city, 45,000 Jews made up a majority of the 65,000 residents. And at the time of Israeli statehood in 1948, 100,000 Jews lived in the city, compared to only 65,000 Arabs. Prior to unification, Jordanian-controlled ‘East Jerusalem’ was a mere 6 square kilometers, compared to 38 square kilometers on the ‘Jewish side.’

Chanukah in Today’s Amerika

Dictator of Amerika

Today our President signed into law the 2012 Defence Appropriations bill which has provisions which basically erases the Bill of Rights which guaranteed certain inalienable rights – such as life and liberty – from the oppressive long arm of the law.  Granted, our rights have been eroded for many years now, particularly with the Patriot Act which our traitorous President (Bush) and Congress passed over 10 years ago.  But even with that American citizens still had rights that the government was hesitant at times to violate.

For the last few years we all have watched as the worst President in American history has done his best to destroy America the Beautiful.  An un-noble man unworthy as a leader has brought shame to a once proud office and ridicules the very laws and constitution he swore an oath to uphold.  A Tyrant who desires to be Dictator For Life.  Sadly, my heart wretches as I look around at America.   I no longer recognize her.  Darkness fills her soul.  Her ramparts are no longer guarded by the proud citizens of past generations, who rejoiced in her liberties and the freedom won by many bloody battles by common men and women with uncommon courage and hope.

Chanukah begins tonight in today’s Amerika.  Chanukah is our Festival of Light.   Judaism celebrates the boundless desire of the human spirit to be free from oppression, free from bondage and free from the grip of tyrants.  Chanukah takes place in the darkest part of the year – in the midst of winter.  While all other festival days – Passover, Shavuot, and the other biblical Feasts of HaShem – are celebrated during the daylight hours, Chanukah is celebrated during the night – during the darkness of the winter night’s.

As we look at the horrendous situation that has brought our country so low, it is important to remember an old cliché – It is always darkest before the dawn.  While our traitorous leaders busy themselves in the winters dark nights – plotting against her people and filling their bellies with the graft of greed and corruption – our hope lies in the Holy One of Israel who will deliver all who call on Him.

Welcome to the New Amerika – May her life be snuffed out with the prayers and deeds of the righteous.  May her godless leaders be brought to justice.  And may the King of Israel be revealed and in our days, speedily and soon, and say AMEN!!

The Changing Political Climate & the Prophetic Paradigm Shift

Most people in my country are busy about preparing for the seasons holidays.  Many are oblivious to the changing political climate that is ramping up to the coming of the prophesied world order that the power elite is trying to set in place.  That NEW WORLD ORDER is pulling out the stops to realize their dream that will make the human race slaves to their own twisted ideas of what human society should be.  It is no mere happenstance that Barak Hussein Obama was ‘elected’ as the President of the USA.  It also was no mere happenstance that he set in motion the de-construction of the traditional American way of life through his ‘shock’ troops that he has put in place throughout the government and civilian organizations.

There are those fools today who would claim that the lifeblood of a nation is dependent upon the goodwill of its government and that the government is the focal point of cultural growth. While there may be a little truth in this, the reality is far from this ideal.  Governments rarely exemplify the spirit of the common folk.  Instead, bureaucracies almost inevitably degenerate into vehicles for the perpetuation of tyranny and the subjugation of human beings, and are driven by the very worst of all stewards; elitist minorities with delusions of godhood. Men such as BARAK OBAMA.  Men and Women such as the US CONGRESS.

But Where Tyrants Tread, the Godless Dwell.

On December 1st 2011,  in the midst of allegations of police brutality and police aggression at the Occupy Wall Street protests, the Senate — hopelessly out of touch with reality — approved 93 to 7, the passage of the NDAA (BILLS-112s1867pcs) which contains a number of alarming provisions — (Sections 1031 and 1032), designed to make mandatory the indefinite military detention of terror suspects until the end of hostilities in a “war on terror” that has no end –  ending a long and entirely appropriate tradition of trying terror suspects in federal court for their alleged crimes.  Sections 1033 and 1034, which seek to prevent the closure of Guantanamo by imposing  restrictions on the release of prisoners, and banning the use of funds to purchase an alternative prison anywhere else.

All Hail the American Police State

S. 1867 – the NDAA, supported by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)  and written by Senators John McCain and Carl Levin, declares American soil a battlefield and allows the President and all future Chief Executives to order the military to arrest and detain American citizens, innocent or not, without charge or trial.  According to Firedoglake.com, sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA will:

1) Explicitly authorize the federal government to indefinitely imprison without charge or trial American citizens and others picked up inside and outside the United States;

(2) Mandate military detention of some civilians who would otherwise be outside of military control, including civilians picked up within the United States itself; and

(3) Transfer to the Department of Defense core prosecutorial, investigative, law enforcement, penal, and custodial authority and responsibility now held by the Department of Justice

In a live stream, Rand Paul addressed the American people, asserting the dangerous nature of the NDAA. See his YouTube video here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rghhz_t5POo&feature=player_embedded

 

The Biblically Prophesied Global Government.

The foundation is already set for the World Government that many people believe is prophesied in the TANAKH and in other writings such as the Koran and the New Testament.  Will they take the next step and finalize Police State? Will the American Military Machine turn their weapons on Americans when ordered to do so?

We are seeing unprecedented power grabs by political leaders. The changing of governments in the middle east is right on par with prophecy.  The whole Middle East has become enemies against Israel.  Even Egypt and Turkey which were long time allies have taken lead roles against Israel.  The recent Egyptian elections have given a majority to the Muslim Brotherhood and will effectively end the peace treaty between the two nations that has been in place for more than 30 years. It would be hard to overstate what a disaster the Egyptian elections are becoming. There are some reports stating the Muslim Brotherhood may be getting over 50 percent of the vote.  NOUR, Another Islamist party with extremist ties  is apparently getting between 10 and 15 percent.

The financial markets are teetering and ready to collapse.  The Arab Spring has now turned to a Jihadist Muslim Winter.  NATO is preparing for war with Bashar in Syria and  with a possible nuclear armed Iran.  Israel will most likely have to take unilateral action against the Iranian nuclear threat which will ignite the Middle East in a ‘holy’ war against Israel, something both Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood has been clamoring for.  Turkey will not sit idly by and will most likely participate in a war against Israel and possibly the West, hoping to consolidate a role a the regional Muslim power.

2012

It is becoming more and more clear that 2012 will be a year with a potential for widespread change, be it destructive or evolutionary.  Will we see the creation of the One World Order?  Will we see the re-establishment of the Islamic khalifa?

For Americans we must assume the worst about our government and prepare for the war that is coming.   We must arm ourselves not only to defend ourselves physically but also arm our selves mentally, emotionally and most important of all – to arm ourselves spiritual tools to fight the overwhelming darkness that seeks to enslave our planet.

As the old adage states, it is darkest before the dawn.   We must be part of the fight to free ourselves from tyranny.  All human governments and institutions are failing us. As the last Jewish exile , the Edomite Exile, is coming to a close the darkness of our times is almost suffocating.   Our hope in HaShem’s promise of Redemption seems far off but in reality it is but a moment in time away.  The King Messiah, the one who will lead us out of the darkness, is closer than we realize.

We are at a pivotal moment in the evolution of human society

 

 CHOOSE TO FIGHT