I wrote something last week on my Facebook… it was too long-winded to have been a status update. I need to STOP blogging over there and keep my stuff here. But anyhow, I’m cutting/pasting what I wrote, over here… because I wish to expand on it. Which means this might get a little long, but it’s SO important, right now. This is prophecy, happening before our eyes.
Anyhow, here’s what I wrote on FB:
It has come to my attention that four of my FB friends support Palestine. They have recently begun posting things that say that Israel should not have it’s own country, that the land belongs to the Palestinians, that Israel is a band of murderers…
This grieves my heart. Because before 1964, Palestine was not a nation – Israel was an occupied territory since AD70 by the Arabs, who did not want to give it back to the Jews. They banded together when Israel was granted back (a portion of) her land, Arafat was the one who called them Palestine, because it’s a throwback to the Philistines, the nation that was enemy to the Jews.
And yes. Israel IS bombing at the moment. They’ve been hit almost constantly for years, now, by the Hamas and PLO… but because they have created an ‘Iron Dome’ defense system their people do not die – the missiles are detonated in air before they hit Jewish civilians. They are also required by law to be within 30 seconds of a bomb shelter at any time. Israel protects its own, to minimize casualties. They’re old hat at it, anymore.
So the outcry of ‘poor Palestine’ getting retaliation hits is ridiculous. THEY are the ones bombing Israel daily, month after month, year after year. And yes, Palestinian people are killed in the retaliation. Because they PUT their rocket launchers in schools, churches, and markets so that – when Israel targets them – their own people are killed and the outcry can go up in their favor. It’s dirty and horrible. They do NOT protect their people, they use them as shields and play it to the West as an atrocity caused by those defending themselves.
I’m not going to post about what’s going on there on my FB everyday or anything, but I want the facts straight. And for the record, the rabbis are saying what has begun, this summer, is the beginning of WWIII, the Gog/Magog war prophesied. They are watching for Mosiach, at this point. And the stories of the miracles coming out of Israel…!! It takes my breath away!
In addition (what I wanted to add) was that there was a HUGE discussion on one of these people’s sites, and it was amazing, what was said:
Israel is much stronger than the Palestinians, this of course is true. In a full-blown war, Israel could literally wipe out the population of Gaza. THAT would be genocide. But that’s not what the government wants, it’s not what the Israelis want, and it’s not what Israel is doing. And it’s why the term genocide is inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn’t promote an ultimate solution.
Instead of genocide, the government is trying hurt Hamas — and its ability to launch rockets which DO target Israeli civilians. Keep in mind that Hamas is an organization devoted not just to a Palestinian state, but the complete destruction of Israel. They want it, and all the Jews who live in it, gone.
So Israel has done what no other country in the history of battle has done — warned people before attacks in a genuine attempt limit civilian casualties. And to a large degree, it’s worked. Are the results perfect? Of course not. Gaza is an complicated area — the population density is very high. And Hamas is a complicated enemy — they will intentionally launch and store rockets in and near homes, schools, hospitals, mosques, etc, knowing and hoping that an Israeli response will create pictures and video that will incite the world. It’s very cynical PR, but it’s often effective.
In the end, there are two objectives Israel has in being stronger. The first is what we’re seeing now — the ability to defend itself against enemy attacks. But the second, which less noisy, is the one we usually see: to prevent and deter attacks in the first place. If the Palestinians were interested in making peace and (this is important) had the ability to enforce the peace, I’m very confident the Israeli population, both liberal and conservative, will gladly welcome the end of the conflict.
At the same time as the war wages, Israel is swearing in a new President.
Lazer wrote about the miracles, but hasn’t even scratched the surface
And then more:
Did you hear about the miracle grenade?
IDF soldier’s letter is an amazing read:
On CNN and Hamas’ human sheilds:
And since I wrote this last week, the whole thing about Hamas using 800,000 tons of cement to build tunnels thru to Israel in order to infiltrate the Jewish areas has come to light. Concrete given to the Palestinians to be used for infrastructure to aid the people – NOT the army. If that doesn’t tell you what the mindset is (screw our people, we’re going to kill the Jews at all costs), I don’t know what would. It’s crazy. Here’s some of the article:
…Where did Hamas get all that concrete? Most of it came from you and your government. Hamas got its hands on the supplies it needed to build the tunnels after it pleaded with the international community last year to help redeem Gaza from the throes of a humanitarian crisis, caused by the fact that both Israel and Egypt closed their borders to Gaza, because both countries grew tired of having their soldiers and citizens murdered by terrorists. Needless to say, Israel’s concerns about how the concrete would be used were universally derided in the West as inflicting cruel and needless suffering on the people of Gaza—who, needless to say, didn’t receive any of the concrete for their own use. The priorities of Ismail Haniyeh’s government were crystal clear—to use all resources at their disposal to launch another war with Israel.
This morning, here’s the latest – a big decision is being made:
02:44: According to a Channel 10 poll, 87 percent of the Israeli public would like Operation Protective Edge to continue, and 69 percent want Hamas to be toppled entirely. 7 percent want an immediate ceasefire. Six percent answer that they don’t know.
09:31: The Security Cabinet met into the late hours of the night. The IDF awaits instructions as to how to proceed in Gaza. It remains unclear if the ground operation will expand to eliminate Hamas’ rocket-firing abilities or if it will wrap up with the destruction of the tunnels.
The government has the vast majority of the public’s support and approval for finishing the job. The army awaits it orders. Today marks a turning point in this process, just as we all knew it would. What will be in the coming pivotal hours and how might it change all of our futures?
All of Israel is watching with bated breath, because they KNOW what this means. One blogger said that this is the ‘third Messianic War’ – the first being in 1948 when the Jews were able to return to the land, and the second in 1967 when Israel got back most of its land (and Jerusalem)… and this third one will bring Mosiach back. So there’s some amazing stuff going around about these things. But my favorite is this one:
” …When seven years remain of the years comprising the ‘appointed time’ (הקץ), these will be the years when redemption commences, for the Sages provided an identifying sign for them when they said: ‘the week (שבוע) when the son of David comes….’ During that week Edom will rule over Israel for a period not less than nine months and no more than three years. This is because Israel can only take sovereignty away from Edom, as Scripture affirms: ‘Edom will have possession; Se’ir, their enemies, will have possession, but Israel will powerfully prevail. One from Jacob will rule, and he will destroy what remains of the city’ (Num 24:18-19),….
I find it more than a little interesting that Shimon Peres, the only remaining high-profile leader from the original yishuv, who has been in the Israeli government for its whole existence, attained the Office of the Presidency seven years ago. Yesterday, his seven-year term ended and he stepped down to become just an ordinary citizen.
It’s the end of an era and hopefully, the end of the seven years just prior to the ushering in of the messianic age.”
In other words… Just as Peres’ seven years is over, war takes the stage – and they’re saying Edom will rule for up to three years. Remember, they don’t believe in Revelation, which says Israel will be trodden for 42 months… three and a half years. Isn’t that interesting?!?!