Israel, Last Days

Isa 10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
The little horn of Daniel 7,8,11 and Revelation 13 we believe speaks of ISIS/Iran. Their ‘purpose’? They are the demons who will be used to administer the wrath of God upon an unbelieving mankind!
Prophecies concerning the nations: The Day of the Lord’s Judgment upon Babylon, picturing God’s future judgment on Gentile nations:
Jeremiah Jer 51:8; 47 – 51;
Isaiah Isa 21:9; 13, 14, 21, 47; 13 – 23
Ezekiel 25 – 32
Rev 6:12 – 17; Rev 14:8; 18:2; Rev 16, 17, 18, 19

See: http://revelationlastday.com/revelation-of-jesus-christ/revelation-22/what-must-i-do-to-be-saved/

5/29/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/six-foreign-ministers-headed-to-israel/

As France readies ‘imposed peace’ push at UN, battery of foreign officials to hold meetings in Jerusalem, Ramallah

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is slated to visit Israel on Sunday, followed later in the week by Canada’s Rob Nicholson and New Zealand’s Murray McCully, the Ynet news site reported. Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna will visit next weekend, and in June France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Cyprus’s President Nicos Anastasiades are expected to follow. 

The directors-general of four East European foreign ministers, those of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, will also be in Israel next week. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was in Israel this week for talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials. They also mark a push to “internationalize” the peace efforts, moving from bilateral talks that many diplomats feel are unlikely to bear fruit to a broader international negotiating framework, and expanding the involvement of countries other then the United States in the peace negotiations. On Thursday, France’s Fabius made the purpose of his visit explicit – UN sets a timetable of 18 months

The leaders of the world will be saying, “Peace, peace,” and the calamity around us may be shocking, but in an instant we who remain will be changed and delivered from His wrath, according to His promises! Amen!

Eze 7:25 Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and [there shall be] none. Eze 13:10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and [there was] no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered [morter]:

3/26/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193232#.VRQ7xPnF-So  UN Middle East envoy said in his last report Thursday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government must freeze Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria for “peace.”   

Deu 32:30 How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had surrendered them? ISIS chasing and putting ten thousand to flight?

‘The Beast’ of Rev 13 could look like this! The irresistible leader of Dan 11!!

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Ali Younesi

Ali Younesi

 ISIS – 5/14/15 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-32744070 The Islamic State’s release last week of an audio message by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reaffirmed his leadership of the group following a six-month silence and rumors over his health.  In his half-hour speech posted on jihadist forums on Thursday, Baghdadi calls for a general mobilization and urges all Muslims to move to the caliphate he proclaimed last year or wage jihad (holy war) wherever they are.  “I think this release partly has to do with rumours of his supposed incapacitation,” said Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi of the Middle East Forum research group.
5/13/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/195393 (and http://news.sky.com/story/1483373/is-second-in-command-killed-in-airstrike The airstrikes took place in Tal Afar in the north of the country and reports say the mosque where Abu Alaa al-Afari was at the time was hit (also known as Abdul Rahman Mustafa Mohammed). The US military denied that coalition aircraft bombed a mosque in Iraq after Baghdad officials said American-led warplanes had targeted Islamic State jihadists meeting at the mosque in Tal Afar. US Central Command, which is overseeing the air war against the ISIS group in Iraq and Syria, said “we can confirm that coalition aircraft did not strike a mosque as some of the press reporting has alleged.” The US military also said it had “no information to corroborate” that ISIS’s second-in-command, Abdul Rahman Mustafa Mohammed, had been eliminated during an airstrike by US and coalition forces.5/1/15 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-ISIS-leader-sidelined-by-spinal-injury-possibly-spurring-appointment-of-new-caliph-400826 The jihadist organization, in control of vast swathes of Iraq as well as Syria, where it is said to have killed over 2,000 people just off the battlefield, is now under the leadership of Abu Alaa al-Afri who is yet to assume the title of caliph, which al-Baghdadi still holds, but is running the the group’s day to day operations. Al-Afri, a former physics teacher who had penned several  scientific and religious publications, is a veteran militant who previously had ties to al-Qaida in Mesapotamia, the branch of the notorious terrorist organization from whom the Islamic State group in part grew and eventually separated. 
Iran – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran – Hezbullah – Nasrallah
Iran – President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Hamas – Senior Hamas member Mahmoud al-Zahar
Iran – Gen. Qassem Soleimani
Turkey – Erdogan
Iran – Ali Younesi, Presidential Adviser
 

Our Salvation is nearer than when we first believed!

Zecharia 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. Psa 2:1 Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against His Anointed (Jesus Christ)

Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then [I saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received [his] mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Also see: “Final Warning: Understanding the Trumpet Days of Revelation.” Carl Gallups and  http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/is-isis-caliphate-a-harbinger-of-the-antichrist/  by Joel Richardson. Richardson writes: ‘a few of the great Christian expositors and teachers who foresaw precisely what we are witnessing today.’ also: http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/new-documentary-explores-biblical-signs-end-is-near/  “What are the signs” to look for among those expecting the second coming of Jesus Christ? Walid Shoebat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5sT1PCBEKY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq1-wWTlZts

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/saudi-cleric-isis-soldiers-must-kill-their-commanders/  Saudi Muslim cleric has bad news for members of the Muslim terror gang ISIS, also called, Islamic State: They’re going to “hellfire.” The cleric warns that ISIS members are “apostates.”

http://townhall.com/columnists/hughhewitt/2014/08/08/we-dont-understand-real-evil-organized-evil-very-well-this-is-evil-incarnate-n1876441?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl  Ryan Crocker said, who was ambassador to Iraq under Mr. Bush and to Afghanistan under Mr. Obama. “We don’t understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate. People like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” the ISIS leader, “have been in a fight for a decade. They are messianic in their vision, and they are not going to stop.” (Perdition {son of perdition}(in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unpenitent person passes after death. 2 Thess 2:3))

“And those of the people who understand shall instruct many;” “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” And he said, “Go [your way], Daniel, for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” “and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.” Daniel 11–12

Rev 9:1And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.  2And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

Could this have been that day? The 1990 Gulf War aftermath?

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Christians will be raptured. The anti-christ will be revealed. Zechariah 12 – 14, Revelation 8-22, will be fulfilled next. Ezekiel 38 and 39 maybe, too. Israel will be attacked.  Israeli remnant will be placed in safety. Babylon will be destroyed. The wrath of God will be poured upon all mankind. Then ‘IT IS DONE’! The Kingdom of our Lord will be revealed. The marriage supper of the Lamb. Thousand year reign of our Lord!

See: What Must I Do To Be Saved  http://revelationlastday.com/revelation-of-jesus-christ/what-must-i-do-to-be-saved/

The beasts of Daniel and 1st beast of Revelation 13: A Coalition of them:

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THE LEOPARD is ISIS, IRAQ, IRAN, SYRIA

“the beast which I saw was like a leopard” 

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The BEAR is ISIS, IRAQ, IRAN, SYRIA, TURKEY

“his feet were like the feet of a bear” 6/7/15 http://uk.investing.com/news/world-news/insight—in-rare-alliance,-shi’ites-join-sunnis-to-defend-iraqi-towns-16686 When Islamic State fighters tried to storm the Tigris River town of Dhuluiya north of Baghdad this week, they were repelled by a rare coalition of Sunni tribal fighters inside the town and Shi’ites in its sister city Balad on the opposite bank. Dhuluiya, which comes from the word “ribs”, is a small town surrounded on three sides by a kink in the Tigris. A north-south highway runs through it, making it potentially one of the final stops for fighters attempting to assault Baghdad from the north.
http://rt.com/op-edge/196900-iraq-isis-spirit-culture-seige/  good article about the usefulness of Dhuluiya!
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/03/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-dhuluiya-insight-idUSKCN0HS0RE20141003

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The LION is BABYLON

“and his mouth like the mouth of a lion”

Who hates Babylon (the mysterious illusive entity that is Babylon will be destroyed in one day)? The Scarlet Coloured Beast! The beast: al Baghdadi or Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (?), The False Prophet, Hassan Rouhani(or the Pope?), and the Destroyer, Nazrallah, are all in place. The 10 toes (of Daniel 2:41,42) are the Ottoman Empire!  (7:19-21) are the Arab Kingdoms of today!

“Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.”

Rev 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast [13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion], full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. [12:3 and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns]4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH [17:18And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth].
Rev 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast [13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion] that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns [13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns].
Rev 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9 And here [is] the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains (countries/kingdoms), on which the woman sitteth [And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth].
Rev 17:16 And the ten horns (countries/kingdoms) which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast[13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.] , until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

The woman sitting on the beast, the harlot, is Babylon.

BABYLON: Someone once said America is the new Babylon. Since that was said there are more choices:

Dubai http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai Dubai (/dˈb/ doo-BYArabic: دبيّ‎ Dubayy, IPA: [dʊˈbæj]) is a city in the United Arab Emirates, located within the emirate of the same name. The emirate of Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. It has the largest population in the UAE (2,106,177) and the second-largest land territory (4,114 km2) after the capital, Abu Dhabi.[4] Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’s legislature.[5] The city of Dubai is located on the emirate’s northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is often misperceived as a country or city-state and, in some cases, the UAE as a whole has been described as ‘Dubai’

Abu Dhabi houses important offices of the federal government, and is the seat for the UAE (United Arab Emirates Government) and the home for the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE from this family. Abu Dhabi has grown to be a cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Abu Dhabi to a larger and advanced metropolis. Today the city is the country’s center of politicalindustrial activities, and a major cultural, and commercial centre due to its position as the capital. Abu Dhabi alone generated 56.7% of the GDP of the United Arab Emirates in 2008.

Saudi Arabia, -an absolute monarchy King Salman Bin Abdulaziz.
4/29/15 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiarabia/11571482/Saudi-Arabias-quiet-revolution-as-King-Salman-changes-royal-succession.html  But King Salman has grasped the nettle by decreeing that the next king will indeed be a grandson in the form of Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the interior minister. On Wednesday, this frail 79-year-old, who only ascended to the throne in January, executed a Saudi version of a palace revolution by suddenly altering the line of succession. Prince Muqrin, the youngest living son of ibn Saud, had been lined up to inherit the throne. Now the king has ruthlessly shoved him aside. For good measure, Prince Saud al-Faisal, the foreign minister, has also been relieved of his duties  http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/7535/    Is this emirate playing the Babylon roll???  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/183979#.U-pJVfldWSo   Saudi Arabia[b] ( i/ˌsdi əˈrbi.ə/ or  i/ˌsɔːd əˈrbi.ə/), officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA),[c] is the largest Arab state in Western Asia by land area (approximately 2,150,000 km2 (830,000 sq mi), constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula) and the second-largest in the Arab world after Algeria. It is bordered byJordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, QatarBahrain and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen in the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast.Before the inception of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, modern-day Saudi Arabia consisted of four distinct regions: HejazNajd and parts of Eastern Arabia (Al-Hasa) andSouthern Arabia (‘Asir).[12] The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 by Ibn Saud; he united the four regions into a single state through a series of conquests beginning in 1902 with the capture of Riyadh, the ancestral home of his family, the House of Saud. The country has since been an absolute monarchy governed along Islamic lines, namely under the influence of Wahhabism.[13] Saudi Arabia is sometimes called “the Land of the Two Holy Mosques” in reference to Al-Masjid al-Haram (inMecca), and Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (in Medina), the two holiest places in Islam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4558024,00.html Saudi Arabia told Israel on Tuesday that it must reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians if it is to survive as a nation, and criticised Muslims for being divided and failing to stop the Jewish state attacking its Arab neighbours.

Bahrain, the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalīfa bin Salman al Khalifa a constitutional monarchy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain .   Bahrain – Kingdom of the Two Seas. Bahrain is a constitutional monarchy headed by the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa; the head of government is the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalīfa bin Salman al Khalifa, who presides over a cabinet of twenty-five members, where 80% of its members are from the royal family. In a region experiencing an oil boom, Bahrain has the fastest growing economy in the Arab world, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia found in January 2006. Bahrain also has the freest economy in the Middle East according to the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal, and is tenth freest overall in the world.

BASRA has a major role in H.G. Wells‘s 1934 future history “The Shape of Things to Come” “where the Iraqi city is at the center of a world state emerging after a collapse of civilization and becomes in effect the capital of the world.” Basra is home to all of Iraq’s six ports; Umm Qasr is the main deep-water port with 22 platforms, some of which are dedicated to specific goods (such as sulfur, seeds, lubricant oil, etc.) The other five ports are smaller in scale and more narrowly specialized. Fishing was an important business before the oil boom. The city also has an international airport, with service into Baghdad with Iraqi Airways—the national airline.

Qatar – Since 1995, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has ruled Qatar, seizing control of the country from his father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani while the latter vacationed in Switzerland. Under Emir Hamad, Qatar has experienced a notable amount of sociopolitical liberalization, including the endorsement of women’s suffrage or right to vote, drafting a new constitution, and the launch of Al Jazeera, a leading English and Arabic news source which operates a website and satellite television news channel.The International Monetary Fund states that Qatar has the highest GDP per capita in the world, followed by Luxembourg. The World Factbook ranks Qatar at second, following Luxembourg. Doha is the capital of Qatar.

An aerial view shows Doha's diplomatic area

Doha

America –  is not mentioned in the Bible. It would be reasonable to assume then America has no role in the ‘last days’ playing out. Thus, if America were to prosper and continue affecting the governments, politics and wars it would never play out the way God purposes it to be. Therein the results of American politics has well played into the purpose of God. Americans must take joy in knowing the return of our Lord Jesus Christ is imminent.  Pray for strength, courage and each other to endure whatever plays out till our Lord Jesus Christ returns. America use to be a Christian country! Is POTUS/Russia right?http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/09/27/russian-minister-says-us-must-abandon-claim-to-eternal-uniqueness/

EU – 2/24/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/nuclear-deal-at-hand-says-eu-foreign-policy-chief/  “We have a series of internal domestic political dynamics we have to handle with care,” she said, listing “tensions” in the US Congress, Israel’s elections and Sunni-Shiite rivalry in the Gulf region. The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Tuesday said an Iran nuclear deal was “at hand. 3/9/15 http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/06/eu-defense-integration-undermining-nato-transatlantic-relations-and-europes-security  European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). CSDP decouples U.S. from European security n ultimately ends NATO?  11/17/14  http://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-eu-calls-to-recognize-palestine-push-peace-backwards/  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that European calls and efforts to unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state have only pushed peace further away

UN – 1/29/15  The French have offered this resolution, “responsibility not to veto” (RN2V) that would apply in situations of mass atrocities.  Since the UN High Level Event that endorsed R2P in 2005, the United States has used the veto three times with reference to Israel and the Occupied Territories. In all likelihood, it will feel the need to do so in the future. despite unanimous endorsement by all UN member states of their individual and collective responsibility to protect (R2P) all people from crimes against humanity. Since 2011, Russia and China have cast four vetoes to block international action in Syria, where more than 200,000 have been killed since the conflict began. Wednesday in Paris, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius repeated [in French] France’s determination to overcome this paralysis by establishing a new international norm to accompany R2P: a “responsibility not to veto” (RN2V) that would apply in situations of mass atrocities. The French proposal includes a trigger—a request by some subset of UN member states (perhaps fifty) to the secretary-general that (s)he (namely the PA and friends) determine whether atrocities are being committed. It also includes an important caveat—and potential Achilles heel: P5 members can still use a veto when they perceive a “vital national interest” at stake. http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/01/how-un-members-want-bypass-security-council-veto/103608/?oref=d-channelriver

GCC – 12/21/14 http://www.debka.com/article/24305/Saudi-brokered-reconciliation-between-Egypt-and-Qatar-marred-by-emirate%E2%80%99s-hosting-of-Meshaal  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and top Qatari envoys went through the motions of formalizing the Saudi-brokered reconciliation between them, when they met in Cairo Saturday, Dec. 20. The Saudis hailed the first meeting between Sisi and Qatari officials, since the Egyptian ruler took office last summer, as the turning of a new page between the two Arab states. And Shekh Mohammad bin Abdel Rahman al Thani, the Qatar Emir’s special envoy, expressed support for “a leading role for Egypt in the Arab and Muslim worlds.

UAE – a federation of seven sheikdoms.  the country is a federation of seven emirates. The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), AjmanDubai,FujairahRas al-KhaimahSharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch who jointly form the Federal Supreme Council. One of the monarchs is selected as the President of the United Arab Emirates. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates

P5+1 countries – USA, Britain, France, Germany, China (+1 – Russia).

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THE SCARLET COLOURED BEAST –Waiting for the ‘Leader’ to be announced:

The Scarlet Coloured Beast! Full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns! Every nation/state of the Middle East and the US, has united against Israel, with plans for destruction! 7 heads, 10 horns, all of them united! The struggle amongst the nations/states of ‘The Scarlet Coloured Beast’ is ‘who‘ will be their ‘leader‘!  Rev 13:18  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and  six. (Note: the Codex Sinaiticus has three Greek symbols that have been translated to be 666?)
The P5+1 (USA, Britain, France, Germany, China (+1 – Russia), Iran (3/9/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-presidential-adviser-whole-mideast-is-iranian/ Iran declares themselves, today,  to be leader ) (http://www.debka.com/article/24449/Iranian-Al-Qods-chief-on-landmark-visit-to-Amman-as-guest-of-Jordan%E2%80%99s-national-intelligence-director ) and the kings of the south – Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia,  scrambling to have meetings, and the nuclear bomb discussions, so stressed. Iran moving a great number of troops to battle ISIS. Obviously, our Lord’s return is imminent. Be in prayer, be ready, comfort one another with our hope of the Lord’s return!

Turkey wants to be leader! 4/5/15 http://www.wnd.com/2015/04/muslims-praise-key-mideast-leader-like-god/ Headline reads: MUSLIMS PRAISE KEY MIDEAST LEADER ‘LIKE GOD’ Supporters say he has ‘all the attributes of Allah. Reports continue to pop up in Middle East publications that Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is seen within his ruling AK Party as more than just a president. Joel Richardson, author of “The Islamic Antichrist” and director of the documentary film “End Times Eyewitness,” does not believe Erdogan is the Antichrist

Isa 10:5 “Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.

Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. 2Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority (also see: Rev 9:2,11; 13:1,5,12-15; Eze 26:7; 38:6; Dan 2:39-41; 7:19-26; 8:23-26; 11:40-45; Zech 1:19;)
Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman(Babylon) sitting on a scarlet beast [which was] full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

Rev 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
For the time [has come] for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if [it begins] with us first, what will [be] the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 1Pe 4:17
(The Gospel: the Birth, Life, Death, Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Messiah, and Eternal Life)

See: http://www.prophecyinthenews.com/   Nuclear Showdown in Iran Part 2 By PITN on January 8, 2015

Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then [I saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received [his] mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Zechariah 12 – 14 will be fulfilled next. Maybe Ezekiel 38-39, too.

He knows with whom he is dealing, that Caliph.  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/15789#.VDwl9fldWSp  Cynical lies are good only for a strategic flight. Caliph Abu Bakr al Baghdadi deserves our respect. The European governments, mirror of the idle self-righteous conscience, are reluctant to act against the Islamists of the Caliph Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and his terrorista, who want to scar the society in which they lived and that gave them birth, who take pride in fighting for the Prophet and who are trying to sweep away any sign of civilization through the imposition of a regime of submission.

Rev 13:18  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and  six. (Note: In the Codex Sinaiticus there are three Greek symbols that have been interpreted to be 666)

http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/saudi-cleric-isis-soldiers-must-kill-their-commanders/  Saudi Muslim cleric has bad news for members of the Muslim terror gang ISIS, also called Islamic State: They’re going to “hellfire.” The cleric warns that ISIS members are “apostates.”

8/8/14 http://townhall.com/columnists/hughhewitt/2014/08/08/we-dont-understand-real-evil-organized-evil-very-well-this-is-evil-incarnate-n1876441?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl  Ryan Crocker said, who was ambassador to Iraq under Mr. Bush and to Afghanistan under Mr. Obama. “We don’t understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate. People like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” the ISIS leader, “have been in a fight for a decade. They are messianic in their vision, and they are not going to stop.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2552589/The-real-life-DEATH-STAR-US-researchers-developing-laser-powerful-Earths-power-stations-combined.html ELI –  Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines project is an EU-funded lab being developed with experts from around the world, including  Lawrence Livermore lab in the US, and being built in the Czech Republic. Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

Rev 13:18  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and  six.

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HAS THE DRAGON GIVEN ISIS, IRAN HIS POWER, HIS THRONE, AND GREAT AUTHORITY?

Following the News of the Scarlet Coloured Beast:

6/30/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/197470#.VZH_RvlViko  Global powers negotiating with Iran have drawn up a system which will give the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to all suspect Iranian sites, a senior American official said Monday, though Secretary of State John Kerry said it was too soon to tell whether a deal was possible.
“We have worked out a process that we believe will ensure that the IAEA has the access it needs,” the administration official told reporters, according to the AFP news agency.
“The entry point isn’t we must be able to get into every military site, because the United States of America wouldn’t allow anybody to get into every military site, so that’s not appropriate,” the official added.
If the system is agreed to by Iran, according to the official, then it could mark a potential breakthrough in months of negotiations with the Islamic Republic which has refused to provide the IAEA access to sensitive sites.
**Sounds like technology has advanced so far they can monitor Iran’s secret systems through an ‘entry point’. Is that electronically? Monitoring all anyone does everywhere all the time?
6/28/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24693/Khamenei%E2%80%99s-Last-Minute-Red-Lines-A-Blocking-Tactic-or-a-Hard-Bargain-  “Khamenei’s Last-Minute Red Lines: A Blocking Tactic or a Hard Bargain?” an exclusive article and can be purchased.
6/28/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24691/Kings-Salman-Abdullah-Plan-to-Redraw-the-Mid-East-Map-to-Contain-and-Shrink-ISIS “Kings Salman & Abdullah Plan to Redraw the Mid East Map to Contain and Shrink ISIS”  an exclusive article and can be purchased.
6/28/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24702/Syria-Hizballah-torpedo-understanding-between-Druze-and-Syrian-rebel-Nusra-Front-near-Israeli-border  Syrian ruler Bashar Assad and Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah have gone all out to stir up adversity between the Druze communitys of the Golan and Israel, and the Syrian rebel Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front.
To torpedo the armistice deal brokered between them earlier this month by the US, Jordan and Israel, 200 Syrian and Hizballah troops were pumped into the Druze village of Khader on the Syrian Golan, 3 km from the Israeli border. Since Friday, June 26, these troops have been attacking Nusra and the other Syrian rebel groups fighting to capture the Golan town of Quneitra. This has stalled the rebel operation for taking control of the highway to Damascus. Rockets from this battle strayed over to the Israeli side of Golan Sunday.
DEBKAfile’s military sources reveal that Nusra hit back over the weekend. They warned Druze leaders that if they don’t stop cooperating with Assad and Nasrallah, “their blood will be on their heads.” Fighters of this Islamist group then surrounded another, smaller Druze village, Skaska, on the western slopes of Jabal Druze and threatened to go in and massacre its inhabitants.
Already it looks as though Assad and Nasrallah have succeeded in sabotaging the hard-won armistice deal that the US, Jordan and Israel brokered between the Druze and Nusra Front, by forcing the half million Druze of Syria to choose sides between the belligerents. Whichever it is, they will be clobbered.
6/28/15 Once again boats, with PA Terrorists and a Confused former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki, http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-vows-to-prevent-flotilla-from-reaching-gaza/ g Joint Arab List MK Basel Ghattas, plan within 24 hours, in a purported bid, to deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza. 18 pro-Palestinian activists on board are considered nonviolent. Intending to crash the Gaza blockade if the ship doesn’t abort its mission, Israeli forces will take it to the port of Ashdod. Israel’s naval blockade of the Hamas-run territory is intended to prevent the terrorist group from acquiring weapons and other material that could be used to attack Israel, Nahshon said. Therefore, Israel will not tolerate any attempt to breach the blockade, not even a symbolic one.
6/28/15 http://news.sky.com/story/1509928/greek-people-bear-brunt-of-bailout-failure  When this round of negotiations began to secure the last disbursement of bailout cash, few imagined a day when enforced bank holidays and the closure of the Athens stock market would be considered necessary.
6/27/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/197343#.VY8cM_lViko Turkish president rails against advances by Kurds against ISIS , as rumors of possible military intervention in Syria swirls. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will never allow the establishment of a Kurdish state in Syria after major gains by Kurdish fighters.  In a strong-worded warning late on Friday, Erdogan accused the Kurds of ethnically cleansing other communities from land they have taken after pushing back Islamic State forces from the Turkish border. “I say to the international community that whatever price must be paid, we will never allow the establishment of a new state on our southern frontier in the north of Syria,” Erdogan was quoted by Turkish media as telling guests at a dinner to break the Ramadan fast.He accused Kurdish forces of “changing the demographic structure” of several areas close to the Turkish border, which also have Arab and Turkmen populations.
6/26/15 http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13940405000323  The Yemeni army and popular committees’ fighters pounded the military bases in Najran and Jazan in Southern Saudi Arabia on Friday with over a hundred of missiles in retaliation for the kingdom’s continued airstrikes on the Muslim country, informed military sources announced.
The sources told the FNA that the Yemeni forces targeted al-Doud military base in Najran and its adjacent bases with over 12 missiles and further hit Nahougha military base with over eight missiles.In the meantime, al-Mathab military base in the nearby areas of Shakhr al-Khouba in Jazan was raided by at least 12 missiles and tens of artillery shells which resulted in the destruction of the Saudi soldiers’ shelters.
The Yemeni forces and popular committees also targeted Jabal al-Dhakhan and al-Qa’am mililitary bases in Zahran with 20 and 36 missiles respectively.
The sources added that al-Malhama, al-baida, and Sala’a regions were also targeted with the Yemeni army’s Katusha missiles, mentioning that several vehicles were also destroyed in the al-Amoud military base too.
On Thursday, three Saudi soldiers and one trooper from the UAE were killed after Yemeni troops launched a rocket attack against Saudi border areas.
The Saudi authorities confirmed on Thursday that Sergeant Farhan Ahmad al-Haqvi and Private First Class Ahmed Musa Motmi were killed after Yemeni troops fired missiles into the Southwestern region of Jizan.
6/26/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/197318#.VY1P8flViko In ‘revenge’ on Kurds who took back border town, ISIS commits one of its ‘worst massacres’ in Syria targeting civilians. At least 120 civilians have been killed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group since it entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane just over 24 hours ago, a monitoring group said Friday. ISIS launched a surprise attack on Kobane on Thursday involving three suicide bombers, just over a week after Kurdish militia ousted it from Tal Abyad, another border town further east.
Analysts said the assault was revenge for the loss of Tal Abyad.
Backed by US air strikes and Syrian rebel groups, Kurdish militia had pushed ISIS out of Kobane in January in one of the jihadists’ most dramatic defeats.
6/25/15 http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russia-tested-hypersonic-glide-vehicle-in-february/
Moscow is developing a new, ultra-high speed strategic attack vehicle similar to China’s hypersonic weapon, according to military analysts.
However, unlike high-profile strategic bomber flights and large-scale nuclear war games that U.S. military commanders have called provocative, details about the Russian hypersonic vehicle remain one of Moscow’s closely held military secrets.
The Russians have been developing the new Yu-71 vehicle for several years and conducted the most recent flight test in February, according to an article published this month in Jane’s Intelligence Review.
6/25/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/is-attacks-syrias-kobani-in-new-offensive-after-setbacks/ The Islamic State group launched a two-pronged offensive in northern Syria on Thursday after several setbacks, re-entering the symbolic battleground town of Kobani and seizing parts of the city of Hasakeh. In southern Syria, an alliance of rebel groups, including Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, also attacked government-held areas of the city of Daraa. Analysts said the surprise IS assaults were aimed at diverting Kurdish forces after they scored a series of victories and advanced on the jihadists’ Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. Kurdish forces backed by US-led air strikes waged a four-month battle to repel the group, finally securing the town in January. But on Thursday, the jihadists returned, detonating a suicide car bomb near the border crossing adjacent to Kobani as they launched an assault.
In southern Syria, government troops came under attack in Daraa, another provincial capital.
An alliance of rebel groups including Al-Nusra attacked government-held parts of the city, the Observatory said.
A military source in Damascus told AFP “the fighting between the two sides in Daraa city that began overnight is continuing,” and state television said at least six people had been killed in rebel mortar and makeshift rocket fire on the city.
More than 230,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011
6/24/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/197202#.VYqppvlViko According to the eight-page paper, which is dated June 19 and entitled “Civil Nuclear Cooperation,” the US and world powers will give the Islamic regime state-of-the-art nuclear equipment in return for Iran stepping down its nuclear weapons program   promises “arrangements for the assured supply and removal of nuclear fuel for each reactor provided,” offering help in the “construction and effective operation” of the reactors.
Regarding the secretive underground nuclear facility at Fordo, the documents calls for it to be used in isotope production instead of uranium enrichment. However, critics have noted that isotope production uses the same technology as enrichment and can quickly be appropriated to uranium.
6/23/15 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-ISIS-mints-coins-currency-soon-to-be-in-use-406931 Design of the coins are based on the original dinar coins of the Caliphate of Uthman from around 650 CE.
Photos on social media are circulating that are purportedly of the newly minted coins of Islamic State, the brutal Sunni Muslim extremist organization that has taken over large swaths of Syria and Iraq.
Anti-ISIS activists living under ISIS rule said that the group’s currency will soon be in use, The Mirror reported.
6/23/15 http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Abbas-to-French-FM-Only-those-who-recognize-the-state-of-Israel-allowed-in-unity-government-406741 French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius met with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas in Jerusalem in a push to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, AFP reported on Sunday.
“[Abbas] told me this government of national unity could only include women and men who recognize Israel, renounce violence and who are in agreement with the principles of the Quartet,” Fabius said at a press conference in Ramallah. This split between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority comes after Hamas reportedly held separate, indirect talks with Israel.
6/20/15 http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/saudi-arabia-is-becoming-more-assertive-in-the-middle-east-a-1038900.html Traditionally, Saudi kings have concealed their power instead of displaying it. They used their oil wealth to support friendly groups and regimes, and they created a network of preachers who spread their radical version of Islam around the world. In Egypt, it provides financial support to the generals who have once again seized power. It fosters armed groups in Libya, Syria and Iraq. In Yemen, the kingdom has begun a war against the Huthi militias allied with its rival, Iran.
6/19/15 http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=26303   Rulers of the “caliphate” declared in areas of Syria and Iraq demand absolute obedience, and those who refuse are made to pay dearly.  5 million to 8 million people endure a regime that has swiftly turned their world upside down, extending its control into every corner of life to enforce its own radical interpretation of Islamic law, or Shariah.  “Caliphate in the Path of the Prophet.”  “Hisba” committees, the dreaded enforcers of the innumerable Islamic State regulations.
6/17/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24673/Syrian-rebel-force-launches-offensive-near-Golan-to-clear-path-to-S-Damascus-Israel-acts-to-protect-Druze Jaysh Hermon (the Army of Hermon) Wednesday, June 17, launched a broad offensive on Syrian army forces in the Quneitra and Hermon sectors bordering on Israel. Its objective is to capture the Syrian army’s 68th Brigade headquarters at Khan al-Shih which commands the main Quneitra-Damascus highway. This would clear the rebels’ path to the southern suburbs of Damascus up to Western Ghouta, from which they would encircle the government troops defending the capital.  If the Army of Hermon achieves this goal – and replicates the May success of the rebel Army of Conquest in capturing much of the northern province of Idlib – the Syrian civil war would enter a new phase. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkott have taken personal charge of the Syrian Druze situation and are keeping a close watch on events on the other side of the border.
6/15/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24668/ISIS-goes-underground-for-guerilla-warfare-against-new-US-%E2%80%9Clily-pad%E2%80%9D-strategy-in-Iraq According to our military experts, the new Islamic State strategy is designed to combat the American “lily pad” plan, whereby small US bases can float from point to point affording small US contingents great flexibility of movement for action.  ISIS is already moving ahead. In Syria, the Islamic State has turned to guerrilla tactics for undermining Hizballah forces on the Qalamoun mountains on the Lebanese border. They keep their heads down until Hizballah seizes territory – and then surround the new positions and pick them off. Nusra Front has joined ISIS in this sector and together they have killed more than 100 Hizballah fighters in the last ten days.
6/13/15 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/12/jihadist-attack-on-syria-druze-population-could-spur-israel-to-act/ ISIS has made large territorial gains in the south despite fierce opposition, weakening both Syrian forces and Hezbollah, both of whom are backed by Iran. Reports suggest that ISIS is increasing its hold over the strategically crucial Syrian side of the Golan Heights that look across to northern Israel.
6/12/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24657/Sitting-Pretty-on-Hormuz-Iran-is-Ready-to-Grab-the-Strait-of-Bab-el-Mandeb-Too “Sitting Pretty on Hormuz, Iran is Ready to Grab the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb Too” is an exclusive article and can be purchased. Iran ready to take it???
6/11/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/at-least-20-druze-massacred-by-rebels-in-syria/ At least 20 members of Syria‘s Druze minority have been killed in an unprecedented shootout with Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front in northwestern Syria, a monitor said on Thursday.
6/11/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24656/Israel%E2%80%99s-Druze-dilemma-To-arm-imperiled-Syrian-Druze-community-or-open-door-to-a-flood-of-refugees- Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt,
Israel has a unique, historic commitment to its Druze citizens and so the dangers besetting more than half a million of their Syrian brethren on Jabal Druze, 88 km from its border, and 38 km from Jordan, confronts the Netanyahu government with a grave dilemma. Israeli Druze leaders are pressing the government to provide Jabal Druze towns and villages with weapons for their defense against the enemies closing in on them: The Syrian-Hizballah army; the Syrian opposition coalition including the Nusra Front – now in control of large parts of southern Syria; and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – ISIS, which has sent a small force up to the eastern approaches to the mountain.6/7/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24650/Another-rocket-attack-challenges-Israel%E2%80%99s-military-planners-to-tackle-ISIS-and-Hizballah-inroads-in-Gaza Months ago, the “Omar Haddad Platoons”, which claimed the last three rockets attacks, and other extremist Salafi groups operating in the Gaza Strip, hooked up with neighboring Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi as the “Sinai Province of the Islamic State.”
6/9/15 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/world/middleeast/isis-proves-its-persistence-with-attacks-in-libya-and-iraq.html?_r=1 CAIRO — Islamic State militants staged attacks near Baghdad and the Libyan city of Surt on Tuesday, underscoring the group’s persistent strength on both fronts despite a months long American-led air campaign against it in Syria and Iraq. In Libya, the Islamic State captured a critical power plant along the coastal road westward from its stronghold in Surt toward Misurata, a commercial center whose powerful militias are the backbone of a coalition that controls the capital, Tripoli. The loss was the second significant retreat in less than two weeks by the Misuratan militia, which the provisional government in Tripoli had originally sent to expel the Islamic State from Surt.
6/7/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/196387#.VXSdw89Viko Security forces preparing for ‘carpet’ missile attack that Iron Dome can’t counter. PM: Iran seeks to cover Israel with heavy fire.
6/6/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-overturns-naming-hamas-terror-organization/ An Egyptian court banned Hamas’ military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, and designated it a terrorist organization in January. In 2014, a similar ruling in the same court banned all Hamas activities in Egypt and ordered the closure of any Hamas offices, though the order apparently was never carried out. It wasn’t immediately clear how — or if — Saturday’s ruling would affect those previous decisions.
6/4/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24646/Exclusive-Tehran-expected-to-invoke-defense-pact-for-large-scale-troop-deployment-to-Syria Thursday, June 4, reliable sources in Tehran expected the Iranian government to invoke its 2006 mutual defense pact with Syria “in the coming hours” for the transfer of Iranian troops to Syria – most likely by air. This was reported byDEBKAfile’s exclusive military and intelligence sources. It would be Tehran’s first direct military intervention in the Syria conflict as it goes into its fifth year. Bashar Assad’s regime and the Syrian and Hizballah armies are collapsing under the twin assaults of the Islamic State and the armed Syrian opposition forces and in need of urgent life support. In the southern sector too, Syrian troops of the 68th and 13th divisions defending Deraa are reported to have laid down arms and fled under the massive onslaught of the opposition Army of Conquest coalition.
6/3/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24639/Iranian-Rev-Guards-ready-to-intervene-in-Syria-to-save-Assad-Soleimani-Expect-major-events-in-Syria Tehran is believed to be preparing to dispatch a substantial Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) special operations unit to Syria to tackle the separate rebel and ISIS advances closing in on the Assad regime, Western and Arab intelligence sources report. They say the Syrian army is already setting aside an area in northern Syria for the Iranian troops to take up position.
6/3/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/anti-is-fight-may-take-generation-or-more-us-envoy/ General John Allen conceded: “Defeating Daesh’s ideology will likely take a generation or more. But we can and we must rise to this challenge. In an age when we are more interconnected than at any other time in human history, Daesh is a global threat.” In a wide-ranging speech, Allen added that IS also poses a new type of threat because of its “depravity.”
Fleeing demonic driven ISIS!

In a wide-ranging speech, Allen added that IS also poses a new type of threat because of its “depravity.”

In a wide-ranging speech, Allen added that IS also poses a new type of threat because of its “depravity.”

6/1/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24619/No-army-in-Mid-East-is-challenging-ISIS-Iran-regroups-to-defend-S-Iraqi-Shiites-Assad-to-save-Damascus- and 6/1/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24637/ISIS-arrives-in-Gaza-Supporters-of-the-%E2%80%9CIslamic-State-of-Jerusalem%E2%80%9D-sighted-on-Israeli-border Followers of the (ISIS)Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant were spotted for the first time in the Gaza Strip this week, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. Their arrival on Israel’s border was confirmed as a division-strength IDF force launched its large-scale “Turning Point 2015” exercise for repelling Islamist cross-border incursions. The Islamist group which has established a substantial anti-Hamas presence in the Gaza Strip is Ansar al Dawa al-Islamia, renamed “Supporters of the Islamic State of Jerusalem.” Qatar, Turkey, ISIS all working together?5/29/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/six-foreign-ministers-headed-to-israel/
As France readies ‘imposed peace’ push at UN, battery of foreign officials to hold meetings in Jerusalem, Ramallah
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is slated to visit Israel on Sunday, followed later in the week by Canada’s Rob Nicholson and New Zealand’s Murray McCully, the Ynet news site reported. Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna will visit next weekend, and in June France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Cyprus’s President Nicos Anastasiades are expected to follow.
The directors-general of four East European foreign ministers, those of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary, will also be in Israel next week. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini was in Israel this week for talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials. They also mark a push to “internationalize” the peace efforts, moving from bilateral talks that many diplomats feel are unlikely to bear fruit to a broader international negotiating framework, and expanding the involvement of countries other then the United States in the peace negotiations. On Thursday, France’s Fabius made the purpose of his visit explicit – UN sets a timetable of 18 months

5/29/15 http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0515/glick052915.php3 Obama reportedly intends to enable the passage of a French draft resolution that would require Israel to withdraw to the indefensible 1949 armistice lines. In a bid to address this credibility problem, last week he invested significant time and effort in building up his credibility on Jewish issues. To this end, he gave an extensive interview to Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic, and he gave a speech before Adas Israel, a large, liberal Conservative synagogue in Washington, DC.

5/28/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-endorses-general-idea-behind-arab-peace-initiative/ At no time did Netanyahu rescind his principled agreement to the creation of a Palestinian state, as long as it was demilitarized and recognized Israel as the Jewish homeland, he asserted. “I did not renounced the idea, but I explained what’s the problem with it,” he said. “If the Palestinians change their positions, that it’s a different situation.”
5/28/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/195974 “After what happened in Gaza due to the disengagement, how will that not repeat itself?,” he posed, referring to how the Hamas terrorist group took control after Israel expelled all Jewish residents in 2005. “Who will deal with the tunnels? Who will deal with the weapons smuggling? The only answer is that Israel must militarily control for years. That’s the only solution.”
5/26/15 http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Hezbollah-seizes-hilltops-from-al-Qaida-in-Syrian-province-bordering-Israel-404008 Hezbollah fighters have captured two hilltops from al-Qaida’s Syria wing Nusra Front in areas close to the Lebanese border and have killed dozens of enemy combatants, Hezbollah-run al-Manar television reported on Monday. It said in a newsflash that the Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim group had captured the hilltops of Quba’a and Naqar in Syria’s southwestern Quneitra province, which lies in sensitive territory close to Lebanon and Israel.
5/25/15  the space between the Jordan River and the Euphrates and Tigris (Which is called “””The Three Ribs””””) Iran commands the only force still intact in Iraq – namely, the Iraqi, Afghan and Pakistani Shiite militias, who are trained and armed by the Revolutionary Guards. 5/25/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24619/No-army-in-Mid-East-is-challenging-ISIS-Iran-regroups-to-defend-S-Iraqi-Shiites-Assad-to-save-Damascus- Hassan Nasrallah Saturday, May 23, called his Lebanese Shiite Hizballah movement to the flag, because “we are faced with an existential crisis” from the rising belligerence of the Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant. His deputy, Sheik Naim Qssem, sounded even more desperate: “The Middle East is at the risk of partition” in a war with no end in sight, he said. “Solutions for Syria are suspended. We must now see what happens in Iraq.”  Hizballah and the Syrian ruler alone in the battlefield with dwindling strength against two rival foes:  ISIS and the radical Syrian opposition coalition calling itself Jaish al-Fatah – the Army of Conquest – which is spearheaded by Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front and backed to topple Assad by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. http://www.debka.com/article/24619/No-army-in-Mid-East-is-challenging-ISIS-Iran-regroups-to-defend-S-Iraqi-Shiites-Assad-to-save-Damascus-  This war will take a Nation to fight it! World!
5/23/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/pm-thanks-obama-for-blocking-un-nuclear-disarmament-move/ Netanyahu spoke with US Secretary of State John Kerry and asked him to convey his gratitude to Obama for the stance the US took at the United Nations review conference for the Non-Proliferation Treaty in New York. The US late Friday rejected the New York meeting’s final document, as did the UK and Canada.
5/24/15 http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/leading-islamic-voice-calls-for-reconquering-jerusalem/ Turkey and Iran are natural enemies, but the views of their respective leaders have converged at a commonplace of darkness – Jew hatred. One represents Shia Islam and the other Sunni, but they agree on one thing: Israel must be removed, cut out like a cancerous tumor.

5/23/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24617/US-and-Hizballah-coordinate-spy-drone-flights-over-Qalamoun-share-US-combat-intelligence , the US military is working directly with an internationally-designated terrorist organization – a development with earthshaking ramifications for Israel’s security. This partnership has in fact become a game-changer for the worse in terms of Israel’s security ties with the US and has caused an upheaval in its military and intelligence disposition in the region, in at least six respects:
5/22/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11454/ The loss of the al-Tanf (known as al-Waleed in Iraq) crossing to ISIS Thursday night followed the Syrian army’s defeat at the ancient city of Palmyra. DEBKAfile adds: With the capture of the Al-Tanif crossing point, the Islamic State has strengthened its grip on its adjacent holdings – Deir el-Zour in Syria and Anbar region in Iraq. The London-based opposition center says that the Islamic State now controls more than 95,000 sq km of Syria – roughly half of the country’s area.
5/21/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/195681#.VV5J-09Viko According to a top Iranian advisor, Tehran has “tens of thousands” of missiles pointed at Israel, and will not hesitate to use them.
5/21/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/plane-makes-emergency-landing-near-eilat/  Deputy FM asserts historical right to West Bank. “It’s the first time anyone has asked us to use verses from the Torah for hasbara abroad,” one diplomat is quoted as saying.

5/20/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-israel-said-to-discuss-compensation-in-wake-of-emerging-nuke-deal/ deal to supply Israel with 33 F-35 aircraft, the first batch of which was expected next year. The total number of jets could go up to 50, Haaretz reported. Israel was also said to be asking for more Iron Dome batteries, additional assistance with the Arrow 3 missile system developed jointly by the US and Israel, and possibly, for the purchase of technological systems for intelligence gathering
5/19/15 http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_ISLAMIC_STATE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-05-19-09-49-38 Iraqi forces and allied Sunni tribesmen repelled an Islamic State attack overnight on a town west of Baghdad, a tribal leader said Tuesday, as the government renewed its commitment to arm anti-militant Sunni tribes following the loss of the key city of Ramadi.
5/18/15 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/05/18/iraqi-premier-dont-abandon-anbar-to-isis/ Backed by the U.S.-led airstrikes, Iraqi forces and Kurdish fighters have made gains against ISIS, including capturing the northern city of Tikrit. But progress has been slow in Anbar, a Sunni province where anger at the Shiite-led government runs deep and where U.S. forces struggled for years to beat back a potent insurgency. American soldiers fought some of their bloodiest battles since Vietnam on the streets of Ramadi and Fallujah.
5/15/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24603/Key-Iraqi-town-of-Ramadi-falls-to-ISIS-along-with-Jubbah-next-door-to-US-training-base Ramadi, the provincial capital of western Iraqi Anbar, fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Friday, May 15 after its inhabitants were put to mass flight. The town, 110 km west of Baghdad, controls the traffic on the Euphrates River. Small pockets of Iraqi troops are still stranded there after taking hundreds of casualties.
5/13/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-threatens-war-if-aid-ship-to-yemen-attacked/ Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier-General Massoud Jazzayeri warned that any attack on “the Iranian Red Crescent aid ship will spark war in the region. And this fire may not be put out or brought under control.” “The US and Saudi Arabia should know that Iran’s self-restraint has a limit,” he told the Arabic-language TV Alalam, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
5/11/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24592/Saudi-king-followed-by-GCC-rulers-snubs-Obama-on-summit-US-fails-to-isolate-Netanyahu-on-nuclear-deal  Saudi King Salman’s last-minute cancellation of his White House summit with US President Obama and his decision to send Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef in his place, is seen as a calculated snub for the president’s policies on Iran and the Middle East. Two senior Gulf rulers then opted out of the Camp David summit Obama scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 at Camp David: Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isaa Al Khalifa and UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, leaving only the rulers of Qatar and Kuwait.  Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir announced Monday, May 12, that the king could not make the one-on-one White House summit Tuesday, May 12, because the five-day humanitarian truce in Yemen was due to start on that day.
5/11/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/195275#.VVDcsPlViko More than 220,000 people have been killed in Syria since anti-government protests broke out in March 2011 spiraling into civil war in theface of a bloody crackdown by security forces.
5/6/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11276/ Arab sources report loud explosions early Wednesday in Omdurman, west of the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. They are attributed to a missile attack to destroy a compound believed to house a weapons store or a plant for the productions of long-range missiles.  In 2012, an air strike hit a large convoy carrying arms, ammo and military equipment originating in Iran and destined for the Palestinian Hamas in the Gaza Strip as it drove through Sudan.

5/5/14 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11269/ A delegation of 350 Fatah activists from refugee camps in North Lebanon were the guests of Hizballah on a tour of South Lebanon and the Israeli border on April 26. Fatah is the Palestinian group led by Mahmoud Abbas. They were shown around a “tourist landmark of the Resistance” and a war museum showcasing Hizballah’s “struggle” against Israel since the 1982 war (what was launched by Hizballah) and looked over the frontier fence at Upper Galilee.
5/5/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24570/First-ISIS-Shooting-Attack-into-Israeli-Golan-First-Ambush-of-US-Backed-Syrian-Rebels-near-Quneitra  “First ISIS Shooting Attack into Israeli Golan, First Ambush of US-Backed Syrian Rebels near Quneitra”
5/4/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24578/Assad-loses-battles-as-US-Israel-Turkey-Jordan-Qatar-and-UAE-arm-Al-Qaeda%E2%80%99s-Syrian-branches  Israel needs to distance the Iranian Guards and Hizballah from its borders with Syria. Saudi Arabia seeks Assad’s overthrow. However, on the way to these objectives, the rebels’ champions have come up against a disturbing by-product of their support: The lion’s share of the weaponry lavished on the opposition is being funneled to rebel groups associated or identified with Al Qaeda.
5/4/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24578/Assad-loses-battles-as-US-Israel-Turkey-Jordan-Qatar-and-UAE-arm-Al-Qaeda%E2%80%99s-Syrian-branches  Israel needs to distance the Iranian Guards and Hizballah from its borders with Syria. Saudi Arabia seeks Assad’s overthrow. However, on the way to these objectives, the rebels’ champions have come up against a disturbing by-product of their support: The lion’s share of the weaponry lavished on the opposition is being funneled to rebel groups associated or identified with Al Qaeda.
5/1/15 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-ISIS-leader-sidelined-by-spinal-injury-possibly-spurring-appointment-of-new-caliph-400826 The jihadist organization, in control of vast swathes of Iraq as well as Syria, where it is said to have killed over 2,000 people just off the battlefield, is now under the leadership of Abu Alaa al-Afri who is yet to assume the title of caliph, which al-Baghdadi still holds, but is running the the group’s day to day operations. Al-Afri, a former physics teacher who had penned several  scientific and religious publications, is a veteran militant who previously had ties to al-Qaida in Mesapotamia, the branch of the notorious terrorist organization from whom the Islamic State group in part grew and eventually separated.
5/1/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24574/Iran-swings-behind-escalated-Syrian-Hizballah-anti-Israel-terror-offensive-on-the-Golan- Assad and his Hizballah ally are set on a serious escalation by different tactics, DEBKAfile’s sources report. For a major terror offensive, they are building new frameworks with local recruits mustered in South Lebanon and the Syrian Golan. Some of those militiamen have been seen moving about in the Druze villages scattered over Jabal Druze and the Hermon up to the Chebaa farms.
4/29/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/194761#.VUD62flViko Over the next year, some 1,700 homes are expected to be sold in Judea and Samaria. With the government’s help, that number is expected to exceed 3,000 the following year. Among the currently available homes, 297 are in Beit El, 300 are in Ariel, 200 are in Eli, and 2,000 others throughout the rest of the regions. Because he fears pressure from the administration of US President Barack H. Obama, said the sources, Netanyahu cannot openly declare his support for the arrangement.

4/28/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/194702#.VT_EfiFViko  Despite the massive aid, Assad this past month has suffered major losses, putting him on the brink of losing the bloody civil war that has stretched over four years and cost over 220,000 lives, and leading Syria’s Defense Minister General Fahd al-Freij to head for a visit to Iran on Tuesday. Iran only needs access to the corridor between Damascus and Tartous on the Mediterranean coast which passes along the Lebanese border – via that corridor, it can continue smuggling weapons to its Shi’ite terror proxy Hezbollah in Lebanon and maintain its regional power.
4/28/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11205/  The Saudi Al Arabiya TV was first to report that a US cargo ship with a crew of 34 Americans had been fired on by Iran and forced to sail to Bandar Abbas. The Pentagon said US warplanes and the destroyer USS Farragut  had responded to theMaersk Tigris cargo vessel’s distress call after being attacked by an Iranian patrol boat in the Strait of Hormuz and are monitoring the situation. Tehran has made no official comment on the incident. The seized vessel was then claimed by various sources, as the New York Stock Exchange fluctuated. The Pentagon denied the vessel was a US cargo ship and that there was an American crew aboard. It was described as a Marshall Islands-flagged ship, which called for US assistance under their defense pact: “The United States has full authority and responsibility under treaty for the security and defense of the Marshall Islands.” Other sources described the ship as Danish. A Maersk spokesperson told NBC that the ship commandeered by Tehran was on a “time charter” by Rickmers Ship Management which has head offices in Hamburg and Singapore. But the main mystery is Iran’s motive in seizing the ship, unless it was suspected of spying. Bandar Abbas is the home port of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Maybe they know to whom the ship belongs.

4/28/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/is-linked-group-said-battling-for-position-on-israel-border/ Jaish al-Islam, closely tied to Islamic State, fighting rebel groups around Syrian town of Qahtaniya, just a few hundred meters from Israeli territory. Rebels and Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate clashed Tuesday with jihadists linked to the Islamic State group along Syria’s border with Israeli on the Golan Heights, a monitor and an opposition spokesman said.  Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP that rebel groups, as well as Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, fought IS-linked Jaish al-Jihad in the border town of Qahtaniya in the southern province of Quneitra.

4/25/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24558/Arab-sources-report-Israel-air-strikes-against-Syrian-Hizballah-missile-bases-Hizballah-arms-convoys-DEBKAfile-Hizballah-secret-airstrip-possible-target-  DEBKAfile’s military sources add that it is hardly credible that Israeli air raids spread over three days went unnoticed by the Syrian and Lebanese media. The Arab TV reports if confirmed may therefore be exaggerated in scope.  Friday, our own sources reported that Syrian and Hizballah forces under Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers were fighting to flush out the last rebel pockets on the strategic Qalamoun mountains, to clear the highway to Lebanon for unhindered military movements – most importantly, the weapons and personnel flowing regularly across the border between the two allies.4/24/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/satellite-images-reveal-new-hezbollah-airstrip-near-syria/ Satellite images have uncovered a new airstrip in a secluded part of east Lebanon believed to be used by the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, possibly for launching Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
4/24/15 The next government must understand the dynamics of the situation and quickly forge policies based on the world as it is, not as it was or as we would like for it to be. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Column-one-The-new-governments-greatest-tasks-399022 Last summer, in fighting Hamas in Gaza, Israel found itself acting in alliance with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates against Hamas, Qatar, Turkey and the US. The Arab states served as Israel’s blocking backs. They enabled Israel to withstand massive pressure from the administration that sought to coerce Israel into ending the fighting on Hamas’s terms.
4/22/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193627#.VTe-fiFViko  ISIS, it should be noted, is still not unified with groups like Jabhat al-Nusra (the Nusra Front) who are associated with Al Qaeda. Yet for all the smaller terrorist groups that have taken root in Syria, the line between independent operations and pledging allegiance to ISIS can be very thin. Israeli observers were apparently shocked by the unforeseen allegiance of the Shuhada al-Yarmouk Brigades to ISIS, having previously been associated with the Free Syrian Army. Al-Nusra assassinated al-Yarmouk’s Mousab Ali Karfan (nom de guerre Mousab Zaytouneh) in mid-December, possibly based on the accusation he had made the alliance himself.
4/20/15 http://www.wsj.com/article_email/u-s-widens-role-in-saudi-led-campaign-against-yemen-rebels-1428882967-lMyQjAxMTI1NjE4MzAxMjMzWj  Prince Saud Al Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, underscored the tensions on Sunday, telling reporters his country is “not at war with Iran” in Yemen. But he demanded Iran end its political and military support for the Houthis, who adhere to the Zaidi offshoot of Shiite Islam.

4/20/15 http://www.jpost.com/International/Arab-world-Egypts-dangerous-stalemate-398383 Islamic terrorism is not abating, hampering vital efforts to bring a better life to the people through a revitalized economy and political stability. Sisi knows he has to show results soon to prevent Egypt from slipping back into anarchy and chaos. In Yemen, Iranian-backed Houthi tribes are poised to take over the strategic Red Sea straits, threatening free passage to the Suez Canal – a reminder, if one was needed, of the fact that Islamic terrorism knows no border.
4/19/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-leader-urges-military-to-increase-preparedness/  ran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the country’s armed forces Sunday to increase their “defensive preparedness,” hitting out at a US warning of possible military action. He told commanders and troops in a speech that Iran “will never accept such stupid remarks,” a jab at General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, though he did not name him.
4/18/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/saudi-arabia-vows-to-cover-aid-call-for-yemen-raids-continue/ Saudi Arabia pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen, which has also been the target of Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite rebels.
4/17/15 http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/caroline-glick/american-jewrys-moment-of-decision/  meeting with #DemLibCommunists silences Jewish criticism of Obama’s deal with Iran.
4/17/15  http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/UNs-Ban-Ki-moon-calls-for-immediate-cease-fire-in-Yemen-398397    Last week, the United States said it was speeding up arms supplies to the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi fighters opposed to US-allied Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday.
4/17/15 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Analysis-Framework-deal-opens-floodgates-for-investment-in-Iran-398391  “As the US loses economic leverage to enforce a deeply flawed nuclear deal, a future president will be left with only two choices in response to Iranian cheating: military action, or surrender,” he said.
4/13/15 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4646703,00.html  Russia signed the $800 million contract to sell Iran the S-300 missile system in 2007, but later suspended their delivery because of strong objections from the United States and Israel. ran reached a framework deal with world powers this month that is intended to significantly restrict its ability to produce nuclear weapons while giving it relief from international sanctions. The agreement is supposed to be finalized by June 30. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday that Moscow has started supplying grains, equipment and construction materials to Iran in exchange for crude oil under a barter deal,
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Report: US working to stop Iran arms reaching Yemen. US expanding intervention in Yemen, has forces board Panamanian freighter suspected of delivering Iranian weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen, Wall Street Journal reports. As the fighting continues, the US hopes that a stalemate on the battlefield will force the parties to reach the negotiating table before the Yemeni military is harmed to the point the country will no longer be able to be stabilized and have its politicians return.
4/13/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11058/  The Kremlin announced Monday that President Vladimir Putin had signed a decree lifting an embargo on the delivery of S-300 anti-missile rocket systems to Iran. The 2010 contract between Moscow and Tehran for the advanced missile system – capable of downing planes and missiles, including cruise missiles – was long suspended under pressure from the US and Israel. Now, the Kremlin claims, the embargo is no longer justified since the world powers reached an interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program. However, DEBKAfile reported four months ago, on Jan. 21, that the Kremlin had decided to unfreeze the contract and start sending the top-of-the-line anti-missile S-300 systems to Iran.
4/12/15 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/12/saudi-arabia-turkey-syria_n_7012268.html  The talks are being brokered by Qatar. As the partnership is currently envisioned, Turkey would provide ground troops, supported by Saudi Arabian airstrikes, to assist moderate Syrian opposition fighters against Assad’s regime, according to one of the sources. President Barack Obama was made aware of the talks in February by the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani, during the emir’s visit to the White House, one source said. A White House spokesperson declined to comment.
4/7/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11007/ Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview Monday that the nuclear accord reached by the six powers and Iran eight days ago in Lausanne clears the way for a settlement to allay fears that Iran could build an atomic bomb, with economic sanctions on Tehran to be lifted in return. “The agreement, God willing, rules out the specter of regional war and world war,” he said. But then, speaking on Syria’s al-Ikhbaria TV, Nasrallah hinted that another war between Israel and HIzballah was in the cards and warned there will be significant loss of lives. There were no longer any agreed rules of engagement, he said in reference to the Hizballah rocket ambush on an Israel command vehicle on Jan. 28, as demonstrating the new situation along the borders with Israel. Saudi Arabia will suffer a major defeat that will have an impact on its domestic situation and the entire region, said the Hizballah leader. “Saudi aggression has miserably failed to change the situation on the ground in Yemen.
4/7/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193781#.VSQm9vnF-So Supplies and Weapons being provided to Saudi-led coalition! The battle in Aden has massive regional implications, given that the port controls the highly strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait, the access point to the Red Sea and ultimately Israel’s southern port city of Eilat. The waterway is a key route for Israeli and European trade.  With the Shiite Houthis militarily running the table south to Aden and controlling the western part of the country, they will have effectively occupied the territory holding 85% of Yemen’s population of 24 million people. Of Yemen’s total population, 57% are Sunnis and 42% are Shia of the Zaidi denomination, from which the Shiite Houthis are derived.

4/6/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11000/ Saudi Arabian special forces are involved in the military operation against Shiite Huthi rebels in neighboring Yemen for controlof Bab el-Mandeb Strait a Saudi adviser said Monday. Army special forces supplied weapons and communications equipment to militia loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in the main southern city of Aden, the adviser said.
He said army and navy special forces were also involved in operations against Huthi units that “invaded” Myun Island in the Bab al-Mandab Strait, through which much of the world’s maritime trade passes.
DEBKA military sources: Egyptian navy and marines are taking part in the military operation in Aden and Myun Island.  President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi
4/6/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/11005/  Iranian lawmakers have unanimously denounced Saudi Arabia’s military intervention against Yemen, warning that the adverse consequences of the ongoing war on Sana’a will undoubtedly backfire on Riyadh. “The Al Saud regime should know that the fire rekindled in Yemen will engulf it and will impose heavy costs on the Muslim world,” a group of 262 legislators said in a statement.
“The formation of a fabricated coalition will further complicate problems in the Muslim world and the Middle East region,” the statement read, adding that support of the US, the Israeli regime and their allies for Saudi Arabia’s blatant violation of an independent nation’s sovereignty runs counter to international conventions.4/5/15  http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-personally-difficult-to-have-my-commitment-to-israel-doubted/ US President Barack Obama said that it would be a moral and strategic failure if Israel was weakened as a result of his policies, the New York Times reported Sunday. “I would consider it a failure on my part, a fundamental failure of my presidency, if on my watch or as a consequence of work that I’ve done, Israel was rendered more vulnerable,” Obama said in an interview with veteran journalist Thomas Friedman. He said he would consider it “not just a strategic failure, I think that would be a moral failure,” adding that no disagreements between Israel and the United States can break their bond
4/4/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24514/The-Lausanne-deal-Exercise-in-spin-and-counter-spin Tehran’s version had two objects: 1) To refute Obama’s presentation of the outcome of the Lausanne talks, and 2) To show the Iranian people how successful its negotiating team had been in defending its national interest.  “a framework deal” in US terms; or “a package of solutions leading up to a future Comprehensive Plan of Joint Action” – in Iranian parlance. Washington published a “fact sheet” in Lausanne, Switzerland, 4/2/15. Negotiations were begun by Pres Bush 10 years ago.
4/3/15 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4643999,00.html  The Israeli government should warmly embrace the offer without batting an eye. The ‘framework’ agreement reached in Lausanne between world powers and Iran appears to be a good deal. But we must be wary of appearances – too many key issues still remain unresolved.
4/3/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/04/02/iran-accuses-white-house-of-lying-about-details-of-nuclear-framework-agreement/  and http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-accuses-u-s-of-lying-about-new-nuke-agreement/  Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the Obama administration of misleading the American people and Congress in a fact sheet it released following the culmination of negotiations with the Islamic Republic.
4/2/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/322435#.VR2KnPnF-So  Rebels from the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have taken over the only functioning border crossing between Syria and Jordan.
4/1/15  http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-laments-unconscionable-deal-with-murderous-iran/ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday excoriated world powers over their dogged pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran, pointing to recent statements by officials in Tehran — notably their calls to eliminate Israel — as evidence of the Islamic Republic’s unwillingness to compromise on its nuclear ambitions and campaign of “terror, subjugation and conquest.” In November 2014, the governor of Edirne province, Dursun Ali Sahin, caused a controversy when he called for the synagogue to be confiscated from the Jewish community and turned into a museum because of what he called “the rumblings of war from the [Israeli] criminals, who are destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque and killing Muslims there.”
4/1/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/04/01/after-iranian-threat-to-destroy-israel-netanyahu-urges-%E2%80%98better-deal%E2%80%99-on-nukes/ Following an Iranian military official’s reported threat to destroy Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday urged world powers to seek a “better deal” in their nuclear negotiations with Iran. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the commander of Iran’s Basij militia, said “erasing Israel off the map” is “non-negotiable,” Israel Radio reported on Tuesday.
3/31/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/03/31/official-iran-placing-warheads-on-rockets-smuggling-them-to-hezbollah/  Jerusalem Post – Iran is placing warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to Hezbollah in Lebanon, a senior Defense Ministry official involved in preparing Israeli air defenses said Tuesday.
3/31/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-militia-chief-destroying-israel-nonnegotiable/ Basij commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi Basij said that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable,” according to an Israel Radio report Tuesday. In 2014, Naqdi said Iran was stepping up efforts to arm West Bank Palestinians for battle against Israel, adding the move would lead to Israel’s annihilation, Iran’s Fars news agency reported. (note: The Basij is a religious volunteer force established in 1979 by the country’s revolutionary leaders, and has served as a moral police and to suppress dissent. The Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards)
3/31/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/322208 Col. Aviram Hasson of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s missile defense program says that Iran is placing guided warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to Hezbollah. He gave the warning while speaking at the Israel Air and Missile Defense Conference in Herzliya, and added that Hezbollah “is in a very different place compared to the Second Lebanon War in 2006.”
3/30/15 http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Influx-of-advanced-weapons-to-Syria-and-Lebanon-is-unprecedented-senior-navy-source-says-395490 is flowing into Syria and Lebanon, a senior Israel Navy source warned on Sunday.
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http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/isis-already-sending-advance-guards-to-afghanistan/?cat_orig=world  A day after successfully lobbying Barack Obama to slow the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani used a speech to the US Congress to raise the specter of ISIS extending into his country as it did in Iraq.
3/26/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193235  UN envoy’s proposal of 3-5 year extension could be agreeable, if Israel halts independent action in Judea-Samaria.

3/26/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193232#.VRQ7xPnF-So UN Middle East envoy said in his last report Thursday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government must freeze Jewish construction in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria for “peace.”  two states for two peoples.
3/26/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24487/Egypt-seizes-Bab-el-Mandeb-ahead-of-Iran-Saudis-bomb-Iran-backed-Yemeni-Houthis-US-launches-air-strikes-over-Tikrit  In a surprise step, Egyptian marine naval and marine forces Thursday morning, March 26, seized control of the strategic Bab El-Mandeb Straits to foil Tehran’s plans to grab this important energy shipping gateway between the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Suez Canal, DEBKAfile’s military sources report from the Gulf. Egypt disguised the raid as a counter-piracy operation. Yemen is gateway to Suez Canal

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3/26/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24487/Egypt-seizes-Bab-el-Mandeb-ahead-of-Iran-Saudis-bomb-Iran-backed-Yemeni-Houthis-US-launches-air-strikes-over-Tikrit  It rounded off the Saudi-led air strikes launched the same morning against Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. These operations signaled the start of a major Sunni Arab revolt against Iran’s approaching takeover of Yemen, through its Houthi proxy, and advances in other strategic positions in the Middle East, with Washington’s support.
3/26/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24487/Egypt-seizes-Bab-el-Mandeb-ahead-of-Iran-Saudis-bomb-Iran-backed-Yemeni-Houthis-US-launches-air-strikes-over-Tikrit  In a surprise step, Egyptian marine naval and marine forces Thursday morning, March 26, seized control of the strategic Bab El-Mandeb Straits to foil Tehran’s plans to grab this important energy shipping gateway between the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Suez Canal, DEBKAfile’s military sources report from the Gulf.
3/26/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10896/ Iran warned Riyadh that it was taking a “dangerous step” and threatened to make “all efforts to control the crisis in Yemen.” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as demanding that the Saudi-led air strikes stop immediately, calling them “violations of Yemen’s sovereignty.”
3/26/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10889/  Shortly after an announcement by the Saudi ambassador to Washington, the kingdom’s air force in coalition with Gulf allies began attacking the Yemeni capital Sanaa’s airport and Its Dulaimi military air base before dawn Thursday. They went into action to counter the Iranian-backed Houthi rebellion which had begun to besiege the southern Yemeni port of Aden after earlier overrunning the capital and putting the president to flight.
3/25/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193175#.VRNn3PnF-So while the Pentagon saw fit to declassify sections on Israel’s sensitive nuclear program, it kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document.
3/24/15 http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/03/23/irans-chief-nuclear-negotiator-lift-all-sanctions-first-no-concessions/  Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator has stressed yet again that there is no deal with the P5+1 unless all sanctions on the Islamic Republic are lifted first
3/23/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/  The White House on Monday bluntly warned Israel that its “occupation of Palestinian land” must end, dismissing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s efforts to take back controversial campaign pledges

3/21/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192954#.VQ3kgPnF-So  Iranian ship has unloaded 185 tons of weapons at Port Saleef to the Houthis, Tehran’s Shiite proxies in Yemen.

US joined the World against Israel today:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/19/white-house-eyeing-un-to-pressure-israel-on-peace-deal/ US threatening Israel with ‘No Veto’ in UN.  and  2/29/15 http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/01/how-un-members-want-bypass-security-council-veto/103608/?oref=d-channelriver UN seeking ways to bypass a Security Council Veto.  and 3/16/15    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192664#.VQYfAo7F-So EU taking a more robust stance on Israel’s conduct.

3/16/15 http://www.jpost.com/landedpages/printarticle.aspx?id=394041 Any terms that world powers grant Iran under a nuclear deal will be sought by Saudi Arabia and other countries, risking wider proliferation of atomic technology. Iran and six world powers known as the P5+1 group are holding talks to reach a deal aimed at assuaging their fears that Tehran is using the fuel enrichment process of its atomic power programme to secretly develop a nuclear weapon.

3/16/15  http://www.debka.com/article/24441/Turkey-joins-Saudi-Pakistani-Sunni-Nuclear-Partnership-versus-Iran%E2%80%99s-Shiite-Nuke “Turkey joins Saudi-Pakistani Sunni Nuclear Partnership versus Iran’s Shiite Nuke”

3/16/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-report-scraps-iran-hezbollah-from-list-of-terror-threats/ annual report submitted recently to the US Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, removed Iran and Hezbollah from its list of terrorism threats, after years in which they featured in similar reports.  Meanwhile, the US has been engaged in marathon talks with Iran in an effort to reach an agreement on its renegade nuclear program. Tehran, according to the National Intelligence threat assessment, has “overarching strategic goals of enhancing its security, prestige, and regional influence [that] have led it to pursue capabilities to meet its civilian goals and give it the ability to build missile-deliverable nuclear weapons, if it chooses to do so.”  The report said that it was unclear whether or not Iran would eventually decide to build nuclear weapons, but noted that should the Iranian government decide to pursue such a course, it would face no “insurmountable technical barriers to producing a nuclear weapon.” It lingered on Iran’s pursuit of intercontinental ballistic missile technology as a likely delivery system for a nuclear weapon, and delineated Iranian threats in the realms of cyber and counterintelligence. According to one Israeli think tank, the removal of Iran and its proxy Hezbollah from the list of terror threats, where they featured in previous years, was directly linked to the campaign against the Islamic State.

3/16/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdate/10794/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter  Turkey and the United States have come to agreement for US combat drones to use the Incirlik air base to support coalition operations against the Islamic State.

3/16/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192664#.VQYfAo7F-So Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief, who is pushing for a revamp of the Quartet and for Europe to take a more robust stance on Israel’s conduct. The EU just declared War on Israel!

3/15/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/syria-enters-fifth-year-of-shifting-civil-war/  More than 210,000 people have been killed and half of the country’s population displaced, prompting rights groups to accuse the international community of “failing Syria.” The country has been carved up by government forces, jihadist groups, Kurdish fighters and the remaining non-extremist rebels.

3/14/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10774/ Egyptian military sources report that the ISIS Sinai affiliate has been discovered rounding up a large fleet of water and fuel tankers and big lorries and packing them with explosives for large-scale terrorist attacks on Egyptian and Israeli targets. This war could be real “shock and awe”!
3/14/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iraqi-units-probed-for-is-style-tactics-in-revenge-attacks/  Several units in the Iraqi military were under investigation for some of the same atrocities carried out by the jihadist terror group the Islamic State, including beheadings, shootings and launching persons from high structures
3/14/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10772/  Although the Baghdad government is making much ado about a victory in Tikrit, Western military sources revealed Saturday that the force which has captured parts of the Sunni town from ISIS is made up of 20,000 Shiite Afghan and Pakistani militiamen imported from Iran and only10,000 Iraqi troops. The Islamist state still controls the Saddam Hussein palace complex,one of the most heavily-fortified sites in the Middle East. DEBKAfile adds: Tehran replicates this set-up in southern Syria, where the “Syrian army” is made up of some 2,000 Afghan and Pakistani fighters and a similar number of Hizballah terrorists under Iranian command. They are fighting to capture Quneitra from Syrian rebels and confront the IDF on the Golan.
3/14/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/ultraconservative-to-head-irans-top-clerical-body/  Assembly of Experts, the clerics who appoint and can dismiss the country’s supreme leader, picked an ultraconservative as their new chairman in a surprise appointment on Tuesday. His election represents a heavy defeat for former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a relative moderate who previously held the position between 2007 and 2011, and who received 24 votes. Officially comprised of 86 religious figures “”elected by the people,”” the Assembly of Experts chooses the supreme leader and monitors his actions. The clerical body grants the leader, currently Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, an indefinite term but it retains the power to sack him, if it sees fit.
3/14/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-starts-production-of-long-range-cruise-missile/ Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said the missiles could be deployed quickly and accurately from a variety of different platforms. He said the Qadir had highly advanced radar, anti-jamming and anti-electronic warfare systems, and was capable of delivering a missile with high destructive power while flying at low altitude. http://www.timesofisrael.com/republicans-obama-ignores-iran-expansion-to-get-deal/
3/13/15 http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/natosource/sweden-sending-troops-to-strategic-baltic-island-amid-russia-tensions “Gotland has a strategic location in the Baltic Sea and this is also an indication to the outside world that we recognise that Gotland is very important. Everything we do is a part of underlining Swedish sovereignty,” he told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

3/12/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/security-council-reportedly-starting-talks-on-lifting-iran-sanctions/ UN Security Council resolution to lift UN sanctions against Iran if a nuclear agreement is struck this month. Lay the groundwork to lift restrictions quickly should the sides come together. But in this latest development, non-Iranian officials involved in the negotiations now claim to be discussing a resolution for the 15-nation Security Council that would ease the UN sanctions that have been in place against Iran since December 2006, according to Reuters.
3/11/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/320336#.VQCawPzF-So  Approximately 70 Syrian rebels have fled from an opposition held suburb south of Damascus and surrendered their arms to the Syrian army, the Syrian Observatory for Humans Rights said Wednesday. A Syrian army source said the defection was a sign rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad’s government were falling apart. “It’s now very clear the army has begun advancing much more and there are some (insurgents) who are not able to flee outside Syria and are thinking of reaching a settlement (with the army),” the source told  Reuters.
3/11/15 http://news.yahoo.com/iranians-iraq-battle-concerning-pentagon-chief-225725401.html;_ylt=AwrBJSBz5QBVUCcAPUjQtDMD A mostly Shiite Iraqi force, including Iranian-backed militias, entered Tikrit Wednesday from the Islamic State group after a 10-day push to enter the city. Soldiers, police officers and militiamen took part in the campaign to retake Tikrit and entered parts of the city Wednesday and are still battling to control it. Tens of thousands of fighters are facing off with hundreds of jihadists, military sources said
3/10/15 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/11/world/middleeast/iraqi-forces-seize-large-parts-tikrit-islamic-state-militants.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0  Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite militias seized large parts of Tikrit on Tuesday, amid reports that most of the Islamic State militants battling to hold the city had begun retreating, security officials said.

3/9/15  http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-presidential-adviser-whole-mideast-is-iranian/ ) (http://www.debka.com/article/24449/Iranian-Al-Qods-chief-on-landmark-visit-to-Amman-as-guest-of-Jordan%E2%80%99s-national-intelligence-director ) Iran appears today to be declaring themselves ‘leader’.

3/9/15 http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/06/eu-defense-integration-undermining-nato-transatlantic-relations-and-europes-security  European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). CSDP decouples U.S. from European security and ultimately ends NATO?
3/9/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24449/Iranian-Al-Qods-chief-on-landmark-visit-to-Amman-as-guest-of-Jordan%E2%80%99s-national-intelligence-director commander of the Revolutionary Guards elite Al Qods Brigades paid a groundbreaking visit last Thursday, March 5, to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as guest of Gen. Faisal Al-Shoulbaki,
3/6/15 http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/03/05/mutually-assured-delusion-obama-outsources-us-middle-east-policy-to-iran/  The Obama Doctrine is predicated on the belief that an ascending Shia power such as Iran is a natural ally in the West’s goal of developing a counterweight to ISIS and other Sunni Islamist groups. President Obama’s tacit acceptance of Teheran’s expanding theater of operations in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, the Golan Heights, Yemen, and Gaza is tantamount to American-Iranian collusion in the eyes of many Sunni leaders.
3/6/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24441/Turkey-joins-Saudi-Pakistani-Sunni-Nuclear-Partnership-versus-Iran%E2%80%99s-Shiite-Nuke  “Turkey joins Saudi-Pakistani Sunni Nuclear Partnership versus Iran’s Shiite Nuke”

3/6/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192216#.VPjuYPzF-So  The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) central council decided Thursday to end security cooperation with Israel, AFP reported.  The PLO council decided “to stop security cooperation in all its forms with the occupying power” which it urged to “take over full responsibility for the Palestinian people in the occupied State of Palestine, the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza”.
3/5/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24439/Obama%E2%80%99s-Iranian-nuclear-strategy-brings-dividend-Rev-Guards-lead-military-assault-on-Tikrit- Iranian-led Iraqi troops (Rev Guards) are on the offensive against the Islamic State in the biggest ground battle fought in Iraq since the Iraqi army fell apart and scattered last June against the conquering Islamist march through western and central Iraq. This battle is loaded with ramifications for Obama’s Iran policy and the Islamic Republic’s drive for recognition as the leading Middle East power:  Al Qods Brigades chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani, was thrown into the Tikrit operation, to become the first high-ranking general Iran has ever placed publicly up front in direct command of a key battle as a guarantee of its success. Second, However, three days after the offensive was launched on Sunday, March 1, the 25,000 Iranian and Iraqi troops, backed by Iraqi Shiite militias, were still fighting outside its gates, upsetting the high hopes of a swift victory and breakthrough into the city.  Islamist forces slowed their advance by strewing hundreds of mines and roadside bombs on all the roads leading to Tikrit, while teams of suicide bombers jumped out and blew themselves up amidst the invading army – a tactic seen before in the battle for the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.  The role Obama has assigned Iran in the two embattled Middle East countries bears directly on the scope of his concessions in the bargaining for a comprehensive nuclear deal.
3/5/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/319737#.VPiEXfzF-So Nickolai Mladenov, who left Thursday after 18 months as the top UN envoy.
3/5/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192195 Egypt moving forces from Sinai to Libya to fight ISIS threat; Israeli security officials worry it may spur terrorist takeover in Sinai. with the threat of an Islamic State (ISIS) presence in Libya on its western border, Egypt has started transferring large numbers of forces there. “It is a border of more than a thousand kilometers being penetrated by ISIS terrorists, raging across Libya and murdering Egyptian citizens,” he explained.  “The transition of special forces from Sinai to the border with Libya will harm Egypt’s pressure on terrorist organizations that may act against Israel,” the official warned.
3/5/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192183#.VPiCnPzF-So  the ruling of a German court that the perpetrators of an anti-Semitic attack on a synagogue should be released from custody. According to the court, the two defendants’ motives stem from anti-Zionism, not anti-Semitism – as a result they were released pending trial.
3/3/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192085#.VPXwuPnF-So   recapture of Tikrit is of both strategic and symbolic importance. Iraqi forces closed in on the key Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold of Tikrit Tuesday, their progress slowed by jihadist snipers and booby traps, on the second day of Baghdad’s largest operation yet against ISIS. The government has mobilized a 30,000-strong force for the push to retake Tikrit. .
3/2/15 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/02/sources-more-than-dozen-isis-operatives-in-libya-but-no-us-authority-to-strike/  More than a dozen Islamic State fighters from Iraq and Syria — some with direct ties to the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — are now in Libya, according to U.S. and European sources. An ISIS presence has been flagged in Benghazi, Derna and Sirte, in addition to training camps providing a steady flow of recruits. But a State Department spokeswoman insisted U.S. policy is not to blame.
3/2/15 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/03/02/boko-haram-beheading-video-shows-ties-to-isis-say-experts/  Nigerian Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram has taken a page out of the ISIS playbook,

3/2/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24433/Netanyahu-tries-to-head-off-Iran%E2%80%99s-machinations-after-Obama-empowers-Tehran-as-favored-Mid-East-ally   DEBKAfile’s analysts maintain that the navigation error is the general’s. Before shooting his slings and arrows at the Israeli prime minister’s office, he should long ago have taken note of President Barack Obama’s Middle East record in relation to Israel’s during his six years in the White House. It took time to catch on to Obama’s two-faced policy towards Israel because it was handled with subtlety. But behind this façade, Obama made sure that Israel’s security stayed firmly in the technical-material-financial realm and never crossed the line into a strategic relationship.
3/2/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192042#.VPS9FPnF-So The Iraqi operation to take back Tikrit from Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists is the largest-scale offensive yet launched by Baghdad, and Shi’ite militia backed by neighboring Iran were playing a key role, reports AFP. (actually this is the IRGC – Iran!)
3/2/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/192033#.VPSgOfnF-So  Maj.Gen. (Res) Ya’acov  Amidror former Dir of Is Natl Sec Council. First, Amidror explained that the goal of Iran is to lead the Shi’ite Muslims to try and dominate the Sunni Muslims and rule the Middle East. “In any place in which there are both Shi’ites and Sunnis we will prevail” is Iran’s ideology, said Amidror, noting “today they did it. They have now, as was explained by them a month ago, they have influence or more than influence in four Arab capitals, in Sana’a, in Baghdad, in Damascus and in Beirut. It (has) never happened in history.” The second major principle symbolized by Iran according to Amidror is that Muslim clerics run the state, in what is becoming a strong paradigm in the Middle East as radical Muslim organizations such as ISIS attempt to establish caliphate structures of Islamic rule. “Islam is the solution. There is some version of what Islam, how Islam…and they are ready to kill each other about the question ‘what Islam,’ but they agree that Islam is the solution,” Amidror noted. He concluded by comparing the desire to build regional stability on Iran to the attempt to build a palace on ice. “At the end of the day the sun will be there, and the ice will disappear.”

3/2/15 http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Jordans-king-calls-fight-against-ISIS-Third-World-War-392642  Jordan’s King Abdullah called the fight against Islamic State a third world war, in an interview on Monday about how to best respond to Islamic State.  “This is a third world war by other means. This brings Muslims, Christians, other religions together in this generational fight,” Abdullah said an inteview with CNN.  The Jordanian king added that the fight against Islamic State is is not just a Western fight but one within Islam as well. “Everybody comes together against these outlaws.”

3/1/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10643/  Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi and Tayyip Erdogan, presidents of Egypt and Turkey, landed separately in Riyadh Sunday for talks with the new Saudi King Salman. Their arrival prompted rumors around Gulf capitals about Salman’s intention to bring the two rival rulers together to fom a possible Saudi-led Sunni bloc with Egypt and Turkey.  Sources in Cairo and Ankara denied these rumors. El Sisi is at daggers drawn with Erdogan over the latter’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood which is fighting to topple the Sisi regime. According to DEBKAfile’s sources, the Egyptian president will lobby the Saudi monarch for a new pan-Arab army to battle ISIS and Al Qaeda’s Arabian affiliate AQAP. Salman has good relations with the Turkish president,  unlike his predecessor King Abdullah.
3/1/15 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4632151,00.html Kerry, speaking on the ABC program “This Week,” said on Sunday the US deserves “the benefit of the doubt” to see if a nuclear deal can be reached with Iran that would prevent any need for military action to curb Tehran’s atomic ambitions.  Kerry said of the Iran negotiations, “It is better to do this by diplomacy than to have to do a strategy militarily which you would have to repeat over and over again and which everybody believes ought to be after you have exhausted all the diplomatic remedies.” Kerry added that “I can’t promise you we can” reach a nuclear deal with Iran, “but we are going to test whether or not diplomacy can prevent this weapon from being created so you don’t have to turn to additional measures including the possibility of a military confrontation.”  “Our hope is diplomacy can work. … Given our success on the interim agreement, I believe we deserve the benefit of the doubt to find out whether or not we can get a similarly good agreement with respect to the future,” he said.
3/1/15  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191946#.VPM-nfnF-Sp  Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate drives Western-backed rebels from military base west of Aleppo.  Hazm, loosely branded as the Free Syrian Army, was the first to receive U.S.-made anti-tank missiles from its Western backers last year, according to AFP. Over the four years of the Syrian civil war, small-scale weapons aid and some military training was supplied to selected Syrian rebel groups, along with “non-lethal” aid such as medical supplies and other equipment. More extensive assistance was mostly ruled out, due to fear that jihadist rebel groups, such as ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front, might get their hands on these weapons. But as ISIS has become stronger in the region, the United States decided to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels as part of the campaign against the jihadist group.
3/1/15 (2/27/15) http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/27/pentagon-syrian-rebels-begin-training-fight-islami/ Pentagon officials expect to begin training a few hundred Syrian rebels at various international training sites as soon as next month. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters during a Friday briefing at the Pentagon that officials have selected up to 1,500 Syrian moderate opposition fighters to take training classes, which are expected to begin in four-to-six weeks. The U.S. military and its allies have selected four countries to host the training sites – Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. U.S. advisers will begin teaching Syrian fighters how to organize and battle back the Islamic State at the sites, Rear AdmKirby said.
http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/PM-says-Iran-is-facing-off-against-Israel-on-6-fronts-390924 Iran has opened up six fronts against Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday at a send-off ceremony for outgoing Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz.  These fronts are Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and Sinai, as well as Iran’s efforts to carry out terrorist attacks abroad, and its march toward nuclear weapons.
2/28/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24431/Egypt-goes-to-war-on-ISIS-masses-troops-against-Islamist-Libyan-stronghold-at-Darnah Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi has deployed his troops for all-out war on ISIS strongholds in Libya, the first Arab ruler to challenge the Islamists in a fellow Arab country, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. His intiative dramatizes the spillover of the Islamist State’s threat across the Middle East, and the fading impetus of the US-led coalition effort to reverse Islamic State gains in Iraq and Syria. (Note: with all info released how can they battle)

2/28/15 Israel seeks addl funds for defense through Congress, bypasses W.H.! http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-said-to-seek-additional-300-million-for-missile-defense/
2/27/15 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/27/us-china-ukraine-idUSKBN0LV0H120150227 Qu Xing, China, said the “nature and root cause” of the crisis was the “game” between Russia and Western powers, including the United States and the European Union. China and Russia see eye-to-eye on many international diplomatic issues but Beijing has generally not been so willing to back Russia over Ukraine.
2/26/15 http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=23773&hp=1 The Islamic State has kidnapped 220 Syrian
Christians over the course of three days, a human rights group said.
Assyrian Christians in the Nineveh Plains in Iraq, near Mosul, have been training recently with Sons of Liberty International, a non-profit group, to combat the Islamic State.
Named the Nineveh Plains Protection Unit (NPU), the group consists of a battalion 350 to 500 Assyrian men, as reported by The Clarion-Ledger.

2/26/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/islamic-state-abducts-at-least-150-christians-in-syria/  Syria? Has that many Christians just sitting there waiting to be captured? Meanwhile, the Syrian Catholic archbishop of Hasakeh-Nisibi accused Turkey of allowing jihadists responsible for the persecution of Syrian Christians to cross its border unchecked, while preventing Christians from fleeing.
2/25/15 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/25/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-idUSKBN0LT1IX20150225  apparently to neutralize suspected opponents before a widely expected army offensive against Tikrit! Iraqi soldiers and pro-government Shi’ite militias have been massing for days in preparation for an attack on Islamic State strongholds along the Tigris River to the north and south of Tikrit, hometown of executed former president Saddam Hussein.

2/23/15 http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Why-didnt-the-recent-Turkish-incursion-into-Syria-draw-IS-fire-391914  Sunni Turkey refused to cooperate with the US-led coalition against Islamic State as it sympathizes with the Sunni jihadists and has supported the Syrian rebels against the Syrian regime, allowing them to cross back and forth across its border. A Turkish military operation to rescue 38 soldiers guarding a tomb in Syria surrounded by Islamic State militants was launched to counter a possible attack on them, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Monday.

2/22/15  http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Islamic-State-militants-claim-responsibility-for-attacks-on-Iranian-ambassador-residence-airport-391805   Islamic State said they were behind attacks on the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Tripoli and the eastern Labraq airport, a group statement on twitter said on Sunday. Two bombs detonated in front of the residency of the Iranian ambassador in Tripoli on Sunday, while rockets were fired on Labraq airport overnight Friday into Saturday. Nobody was hurt in either attack.
2/22/15 Turkey and Syria needing help against ISIS! http://www.todayszaman.com/mobile_detailHeadline.action?newsId=373244 …   and http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4629519,00.html
2/21/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/libyan-chemical-weapons-seized-by-extremists/ in Libya have taken over stashes of chemical weapons which belonged to the late ruler Muammar Gaddafi, sources in the country told London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Alawsat on Saturday. Libya has been denied help by World!  http://www.timesofisrael.com/libyan-chemical-weapons-seized-by-extremists/ … Death, Destruction, Chemical weapons! Eqypt called UN for help! Help was Denied!
2/21/15 http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Syrian-Kurds-attack-Islamic-State-in-northeast-391850 Kurds launch attack against ISIS. Kurds had decided to launch the offensive after Islamic State reinforced its positions in the area with foreign fighters
2/21/15  http://www.debka.com/article/24416/Iran-airlifts-thousands-of-Shiite-fighters-to-Syrian-port-of-Latakia-to-boost-Aleppo-warfront   military and intelligence sources have discovered a large-scale Iranian airlift is in progress for bringing thousands of Shiite fighters to the Syrian Mediterranean port of Latakia to reinforce the Syrian army forces falling back from the key city of Aleppo. The Syrian rebels in heavy fighting Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20 repulsed a Hizballah-backed Syrian army offensive to recapture the town and took scores of Hizballah fighters prisoner.  Iraqi, Afghan and Pakistani Shiite militiamen. he Iranian operation therefore exposes two exceedingly disturbing developments which are causing Israel’s army chiefs to burn the midnight oil: The fall of the Abadi government under Tehran’s sway is one; and Iraq’s direct involvement for the first time in the military actions of the Syrian civil war. Our sources add that President Barack Obama was in a position, had he wished, to intervene with Baghdad and hold back the Iranian troop airlift to Syria. This has not happened. The administration’s inaction places it squarely behind Iran’s military steps in the Middle East and its direct intervention in key trouble spots.
2/21/15  http://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-nations-said-deeply-concerned-over-nuclear-agreement/ Leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE join Israel in conveying concerns to US over emerging accord with Tehran, Wall Street Journal reports
Leaders of Sunni states such as Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia fear a bad deal with Tehran would allow it, with the removal of sanctions, to become a nuclear threshold state, the WSJ reported. They say it could also lead to a nuclear arms race in the region.
“At this stage, we prefer a collapse of the diplomatic process to a bad deal,” an official from an unnamed Arab nation told the paper. Arab officials have also reportedly held discussions with the US over the possibility of Washington placing their countries under its “nuclear umbrella” — a guarantee to take military, even nuclear, action to protect an allied state under certain circumstances.
2/21/15  http://www.debka.com/article/24416/Iran-airlifts-thousands-of-Shiite-fighters-to-Syrian-port-of-Latakia-to-boost-Aleppo-warfront   military and intelligence sources have discovered a large-scale Iranian airlift is in progress for bringing thousands of Shiite fighters to the Syrian Mediterranean port of Latakia to reinforce the Syrian army forces falling back from the key city of Aleppo. The Syrian rebels in heavy fighting Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20 repulsed a Hizballah-backed Syrian army offensive to recapture the town and took scores of Hizballah fighters prisoner.  Iraqi, Afghan and Pakistani Shiite militiamen. he Iranian operation therefore exposes two exceedingly disturbing developments which are causing Israel’s army chiefs to burn the midnight oil: The fall of the Abadi government under Tehran’s sway is one; and Iraq’s direct involvement for the first time in the military actions of the Syrian civil war. Our sources add that President Barack Obama was in a position, had he wished, to intervene with Baghdad and hold back the Iranian troop airlift to Syria. This has not happened. The administration’s inaction places it squarely behind Iran’s military steps in the Middle East and its direct intervention in key trouble spots.
2/21/15  http://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-nations-said-deeply-concerned-over-nuclear-agreement/ Leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE join Israel in conveying concerns to US over emerging accord with Tehran, Wall Street Journal reports
Leaders of Sunni states such as Egypt, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia fear a bad deal with Tehran would allow it, with the removal of sanctions, to become a nuclear threshold state, the WSJ reported. They say it could also lead to a nuclear arms race in the region.
2/20/15 http://www.newantisemitism.com/antisemitism/can-isis-ever-be-defeated ISIS follows a very extreme form of Islam known as Salafism (in Arabic al salaf al salihmeans the “pious forefathers.
Another aspect of a caliphate is the fact that the one who implemented it is seen by his followers as the unique ruler or “caliph.” He controls all Muslims globally. Of course, there a millions of Muslims who want nothing to do with the Islamic State, but according to ISIS’ exegeses of the Qur’an, if they indeed call themselves Muslims, they must submit to the caliph and his ruling or die as infidels. This puts all Muslims who are not adhering to all of ISIS’ ideology at risk since denying the holiness and inspiration of the Qur’an as they [ISIS] view it is pure apostasy.
ISIS also adheres to an apocalyptic theology and believes that the Mhadi or “guided one” will soon arrive and redeem Islam. According to them, Islam has been dead for over 1,000 years and was just reborn in 2014 when the global Caliphate was declared.

2/19/15  http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10549/  Two days of peace talks between the US and Afghan Taliban began in Doha, Qatar Thursday after strenuous Pakistani efforts at mediation. This was the first formal round of negotiations between the two parties after parleys with the Obama administration went forward in secret for years without achieving a breakthrough for closing the 13-year conflict.

2/19/15 http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/IRNA-Iran-US-to-hold-talks-in-Geneva-to-narrow-nuclear-gaps-391512  Ankara – Iran and US negotiators will hold talks over Tehran’s disputed nuclear program in Geneva on Friday to narrow remaining gaps aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with six major powers, Iran’s state news agency IRNA reported on Thursday.
2/19/15 http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.643133 W.H. – The administration apparently believes that Israel and the U.S. now have a conflict of interests regarding the Iranian issue, the source said. While U.S. President Barack Obama wants to make every effort to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran, Netanyahu is doing everything he can to block one. The White House has begun to limit the scope, quality and depth of the information it shares with Jerusalem about the progress of the talks with Iran about its nuclear program, senior Israeli officials involved in the issue have told Haaretz.
2/18/15  http://www.debka.com/article/24412/Syrian-%E2%80%9Cfriendly-fire%E2%80%9D-kills-scores-of-Iranian-Hizballah-soldiers-on-way-to-Golan  The Syrian army’s 9th Division mistakenly directed artillery and missile fire on Iranian, Hizballah and its own forces Wednesday, Feb. 18
A Syrian general was also among those killed by the “friendly fire,” which military experts attribute to faulty coordination among the assorted forces taking part in the drive towards Quneitra. Their operation has so far claimed an estimated 200 Syrian, Iranian and Hizballah lives. This was the first time in the four years of the Syrian conflict that Assad has agreed to relinquish control of any of his army’s war sectors and pass it in full to an Iranian commander.
Tel al-Hara (roughly 3,500 ft alt) is the tallest peak in the Golan region, overlooking Israel’s outposts including Tel Hazaka. Its fall would award Iranian forces a commanding position over IDF positions.
2/18/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-accelerating-nuclear-progress/ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said the Islamic republic was speeding up its nuclear program, adding that Tehran doesn’t ask for permission from any other country to pursue technological advancement  http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-accelerating-nuclear-progress/
2/17/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24410/Information-about-the-US-Iranian-nuclear-dialogue-is-no-longer-%E2%80%9Csensitive-%E2%80%9D-For-Obama-it%E2%80%99s-a-done-deal  For five years, Obama ran a back-channel dialogue with Iran. Then too he kept its content secret not just from Israel but from other closely affected allies, Saudi Arabia and certain Gulf emirates. Israel at times offered Washington relevant intelligence on Iran, but was rebuffed. The fact is that US President Barack Obama and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani have agreed on the final draft of a comprehensive nuclear accord. Its terms are therefore an open secret. The deal would be in the bag if Iran’s paramount leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei could be brought round to endorsing it. His answer: No!

2/17/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/hezbollah-admits-fighting-islamic-state-in-iraq/  Nasrallah urged Arab nations to break away from the US and instead lend their support to Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran and the Assad regime in Syria, in order to defeat the Sunni militants of IS. “We won’t wait for the Americans, nor will we wait for NATO,” he vowed, and noted how in Iraq local tribes had mobilized against the Islamic State independently of the US. Nasrallah also claimed that IS, which has proclaimed an Islamic caliphate in large swaths of Iraq and Syria, was working on behalf of Israel.
2/17/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24406/Thousands-of-Afghan-Pakistani-Shiites-in-Hizballah%E2%80%99s-advance-on-Golan  The Iranian-backed “Operation Quneitra Martyrs named for Gen. Ali Allah Dadi” to capture the Golan brings Afghan and Pakistani Shiite fighters to an Israeli border for the first time, DEBKAfile‘s military and intelligence sources reveal that 2,000 of these fighters have joined an equal number of Hizballah troops, who are spearheading a march on the Golan from southern Syria, directly behind the Syrian tanks. They are acting on an order from the Iranian high command in Syria to integrate Shiite fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan in combat for the Golan sector of the Syrian-Israeli border. Each of these Shiite militiamen is paid $500 per month, a sum which they may transfer to their needy families in Iran and Afghanistan.
2/16/15 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191427#.VOJp-PnF-So  Netanyahu said “when a militant Islamic regime that is rampaging through the region right now-that’s what Iran is doing, it’s conducting a rampage through the region-when such a regime has nuclear weapons, the whole world will be in peril.” “Look at what Iran is doing now without nuclear weapons. States are collapsing. And Iran is plunging forward. It’s already controlling four capitals. It’s controlling now through its Houthi proxies the Bab-el-Mandeb Straits,” he said, noting on a strategic point in Yemen controlling the Red Sea and access to Eilat.2/15/15  https://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/amidst-obama-retreat-from-mideast-three-regional-leaders-are-forming-a-quiet-but-fiercely-determined-alliance-against-iran-isis-who-are-they-and-what-do-they-want/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Jordan’s King Abdullah II; and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. They are meeting secretly. They are talking regularly by phone, as well as with other leaders in the region from Saudi Arabia to the Gulf. Their senior advisors are also in regular contact, coordinating moves to counter their most serious enemies. They are not waiting for Washington. Indeed, they often see the White House and State Department as less than helpful, and sometimes opposed to — or not truly understanding — their national and shared interests.

2/14/15 ISIS (Sunni rebels), Hezbollah, regime forces and Iranian special forces all involved in major battle in southern city of Daraa.  Daraa and Quneitra are important because they are located near Damascus, Jordan and Israel.  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/191333#.VOAKd_nF-So
2/13/15 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/13/failed-isis-raid-tests-us-forces-in-iraq/ A small band of ISIS fighters mounted a bold, dawn attack Friday on an air base in Iraq where U.S. forces are training troops, in what experts believe may have been a probe that could foreshadow a coming clash involving Americans. “It was a regular ISIL attack,” a senior defense official told Fox News. “It happened at the gate about 3 kilometers from where U.S. forces are.  We sent drones and Apaches [attack helicopters], but it was all over before they arrived and neither fired a shot.”2/12/15 http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4625972,00.html the operation has four strategic goals: “The first is to prevent the Israeli buffer zone protected by al-Nusra Front.
Nasrallah spoke of this topic at length in his most recent speech, calling the rebels “the Syrian South Lebanon Army”, which cooperates with Israel in order to create a buffer zone like in south Lebanon.
The fourth goal is to block the American plan to open a war against Syria using the Jordanian option.”
Meanwhile, in light of the danger posed by the ISIS (Islamic State) group, the Lebanese army – together with Hezbollah – is expected to soon launch a wide-ranging securityoperation to prevent its advance.

2/11/15 http://www.debka.com/newsupdatepopup/10484/  ISIS! Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join the Islamic State or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, US intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern.2/11/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24393/Syrian-army-tears-through-the-south-to-sweep-Iran-and-Hizballah-up-to-Israel%E2%80%99s-Golan-doorstep   Positioned on Israel’s Golan doorstep, Syrian-Hizballah-Iranian force, by dint of its superior numbers and fire power, on Feb. 9. (With them were 4,000 Shiite fighters imported by Iran for the battle and several hundred Hizballah gunmen – all under the command of Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers.) They are presently on Israel’s doorstep! What next?The Beast to be revealed?
2/7/15 http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0215/glick020615.php3 Egypt sees a unity of the terror forces along the Sunni-Shi’ite continuum and believes its national survival is dependent on defeating both. Whoever the ‘leader’ of this revived Ottoman Empire is, is “the beast” of Rev 13 and Dan 11.
2/5/15 http://www.debka.com/article/24379/US-coalition-against-ISIS-is-fraying-Gulf-Arab-partners-mull-withdrawal-over-Iran%E2%80%99s-involvement It is feared in Riyadh – and not just in Abu Dhabi – that the joint US-Iranian war effort against the Islamic State is providing a screen behind which the Obama administration is opening doors for Iran to advance its regional aspirations.

2/4/15 http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.640884 Sissi gains ground in fight against ISIS-linked militants in Sinai  “We execute the wishes of God,” the commander told a Reuters reporter who had been taken to the location blindfolded in mid January. (Their god is Satan)! Reuters seems to be giving on-scene eye-witness accounts!

8/30/11 (Note, Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is from Azerbaijan. Interesting isn’t it. Location of Gog and Magog)  Iran’s Two-Front War   Azerbaijan http://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2011/08/29/irans-two-front-war/

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” (Isa 55:1)   Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

(1)Babylon (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13″. “Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)”. <http://www.studylight.org/com/srn/view.cgi?book=isa&chapter=013&gt;. 1917.) The city, Babylon is not in view here, as the immediate context shows. It is important to note the significance of the name when used symbolically. “Babylon” is the Greek form: invariably in the O.T. Hebrew the word is simply Babel, the meaning of which is confusion, and in this sense the word is used symbolically. (1) In the prophets, when the actual city is not meant, the reference is to the “confusion” into which the whole social order of the world has fallen under Gentile world-domination. (See “Times of the Gentiles,” Luke 21:24Revelation 16:14Isaiah 13:4 gives the divine view of the welter of warring Gentile powers. The divine order is given in Isa. 11. Israel in her own land, the centre of the divine government of the world and channel of the divine blessing; and the Gentiles blessed in association with Israel. Anything else is, politically, mere “babel.” (2) In Revelation 14:8-1116:19 the Gentile world-system is in view in connection with Armageddon; Revelation 16:1419:21 while in Rev 17, the reference is to apostate Christianity, destroyed by the nations Revelation 17:16 headed up under the Beast ; Daniel 7:8Revelation 19:20 and false prophet. In Isaiah the political Babylon is in view, literally as to the then existing city, and symbolically as to the times of the Gentiles. In the Revelation both the symbolical- political and symbolical-religious Babylon are in view, for there both are alike under the tyranny of the Beast. Religious Babylon is destroyed by political Babylon Revelation 17:16 political Babylon by the appearing of the Lord Revelation 19:19-21. That Babylon the city is not to be rebuilt is clear from ; Isaiah 13:19-22Jeremiah 51:24-26,62-64. By political Babylon is meant the Gentile world-system. (See “World,” ; John 7:7Revelation 13:8) It may be added that, in Scripture symbolism, Egypt stands for the world as such; Babylon for the world of corrupt power and corrupted religion; Nineveh for the pride, the haughty glory of the world. (Scofield, C. I. “Scofield Reference Notes on Isaiah 13.″)
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