ISRAEL’S PROMISE – PART II

We do well to note that this is being published in a time when Israel is so intimately involved in its centuries-long struggle with its enemies. Another chapter is being written in that long chronicle. And in each installment, God has proven the integrity of His Word. So to the history!. God had promised the Holy Land to Israel. Then, in punishment for their unbelief, they were removed from the land for a time; - yet with the Divine assurance that they would one day return. THE RETURN “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. ….They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children's children will live there forever”. (Ezek. 37:21-22, 25) Recall that in putting down the Jewish Rebellion of AD 70 ... [More]

A UKRAINIAN MUDDLE

The prepared story trumpeted by the Obama White House and the mainstream media that tells us that it surely was the Russians, or Russian-backed rebels behind the downing of the civilian airliner last week – just may be beginning to unravel. We were told all along that it was Russian President Vladimir Putin that was the dark moral force behind the deed. And while Putin is no paragon of virtue, it now turns out that it may have been the US & Western-backed Ukrainians with the bloody hands in this case. To begin with, much of the evidence that pointed to the Russians seemed to have been built around social media. But then US Intelligence noticed something strange. “The crew manning the suspected missile battery wearing what looked like Ukrainian army uniforms.” Still, US Military spokesmen were blaming the shoot-down on Ukrainian troops that had defected. Interesting indeed! As one investigative journalist put it: “US officials said it was possible the SA-11 [anti-aircraft missile] ... [More]

THE POLITICS OF TERROR

This is not a small thing! Israel has begun Operation Defensive Edge, employing 75,000 men in their drive into Gaza. But this is more than incursion. According to DEBKA: “Israel’s war leaders are drafting an operational plan for the military takeover of the Gaza Strip.”[i] The battle is becoming fierce. During the last month, Hamas has fired over 1,800 rockets into Israel. In midweek, the combat of the first few days of the operation has taken the lives of 186 Hamas operatives and 27 Israeli soldiers. The IDF has struck over 3,200 targets and discovered 23 secret tunnels and 36 shafts.[ii] It will take a bit of time to destroy them all. Now, flushed with early victories, Israel’s top combat commanders are urging “a large-scale assault on the subterranean complex housing Hamas’ top military command.”[iii] But the Israeli aims may be more than military. Prime Minister Netanyahu stated that he wants to undo the damage inflicted by the Disengagement; that event when Israel unilaterally ... [More]