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24May/110

VIDEO: Israeli PM addresses joint meeting of US Congress

If nothing else, this was a foreboding primer for war with 'the Medes'. Notice that "Iran" is mentioned about 12 times, "Tehran" twice, and "Nuclear" is mentioned 10 times. Jew-dah has essentially warned Babylon (via Netanyahu) of what the Medes are planning and what they are capable of... which IS Babylon's greatest threat, not Jew-dah's per se (according to Isaiah 13:17-22; Jeremiah 51:11,27-28; Revelation 17:15-18). If you'd like to skip past the dog and pony show, slide out to about 20 minutes. - Hanok

Speech by PM Netanyahu to a Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress
May 24, 2011
Full text courtesy of the PMO:

I am deeply moved by your warm welcome. And I am deeply honored that you have given me the opportunity to address Congress a second time.

Mr. Vice President, do you remember the time that we were the new kids in town?

And I do see a lot of old friends here. And I see a lot of new friends of Israel here. Democrats and Republicans alike.

Israel has no better friend than America. And America has no better friend than Israel. We stand together to defend democracy. We stand together to advance peace. We stand together to fight terrorism. Congratulations America, Congratulations, Mr. President. You got bin Laden. Good riddance!

In an unstable Middle East, Israel is the one anchor of stability. In a region of shifting alliances, Israel is America’s unwavering ally. Israel has always been pro-American. Israel will always be pro-American.

My friends, you don’t need to do nation building in Israel. We’re already built. You don’t need to export democracy to Israel. We’ve already got it. You don’t need to send American troops to Israel. We defend ourselves. You’ve been very generous in giving us tools to do the job of defending Israel on our own. Thank you all, and thank you President Obama, for your steadfast commitment to Israel’s security. I know economic times are tough. I deeply appreciate this.

Some of you have been telling me that your belief has been reaffirmed in recent months that support for Israel’s security is a wise investment in our common future. For an epic battle is now unfolding in the Middle East, between tyranny and freedom. A great convulsion is shaking the earth from the Khyber Pass to the Straits of Gibraltar. The tremors have shattered states and toppled governments. And we can all see that the ground is still shifting. Now this historic moment holds the promise of a new dawn of freedom and opportunity. Millions of young people are determined to change their future. We all look at them. They muster courage. They risk their lives. They demand dignity. They desire liberty.

These extraordinary scenes in Tunis and Cairo, evoke those of Berlin and Prague in 1989. Yet as we share their hopes, we also must also remember that those hopes could be snuffed out as they were in Tehran in 1979. You remember what happened then. The brief democratic spring in Iran was cut short by a ferocious and unforgiving tyranny. This same tyranny smothered Lebanon’s democratic Cedar Revolution, and inflicted on that long-suffering country, the medieval rule of Hezbollah.

So today, the Middle East stands at a fateful crossroads. Like all of you, I pray that the peoples of the region choose the path less travelled, the path of liberty. No one knows what this path consists of better than you. This path is not paved by elections alone. It is paved when governments permit protests in town squares, when limits are placed on the powers of rulers, when judges are beholden to laws and not men, and when human rights cannot be crushed by tribal loyalties or mob rule.

Israel has always embraced this path, in the Middle East that has long rejected it. In a region where women are stoned, gays are hanged, Christians are persecuted, Israel stands out. It is different.

As the great English writer George Eliot predicted over a century ago, that once established, the Jewish state will “shine like a bright star of freedom amid the despotisms of the East.” Well, she was right. We have a free press, independent courts, an open economy, rambunctious parliamentary debates. You think you guys are tough on one another in Congress? Come spend a day in the Knesset. Be my guest.

Courageous Arab protesters, are now struggling to secure these very same rights for their peoples, for their societies. We’re proud that over one million Arab citizens of Israel have been enjoying these rights for decades. Of the 300 million Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, only Israel’s Arab citizens enjoy real democratic rights. I want you to stop for a second and think about that. Of those 300 million Arabs, less than one-half of one-percent are truly free, and they’re all citizens of Israel!

This startling fact reveals a basic truth: Israel is not what is wrong about the Middle East. Israel is what is right about the Middle East.

Israel fully supports the desire of Arab peoples in our region to live freely. We long for the day when Israel will be one of many real democracies in the Middle East.

Fifteen years ago, I stood at this very podium, and said that democracy must start to take root in the Arab World. Well, it’s begun to take root. This beginning holds the promise of a brilliant future of peace and prosperity. For I believe that a Middle East that is genuinely democratic will be a Middle East truly at peace.

But while we hope and work for the best, we must also recognize that powerful forces oppose this future. They oppose modernity. They oppose democracy. They oppose peace.

Foremost among these forces is Iran. The tyranny in Tehran brutalizes its own people. It supports attacks against American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. It subjugates Lebanon and Gaza. It sponsors terror worldwide.

When I last stood here, I spoke of the dire consequences of Iran developing nuclear weapons. Now time is running out, and the hinge of history may soon turn. For the greatest danger facing humanity could soon be upon us: A militant Islamic regime armed with nuclear weapons.

Militant Islam threatens the world. It threatens Islam. I have no doubt that it will ultimately be defeated. It will eventually succumb to the forces of freedom and progress. It depends on cloistering young minds for a given amount of years and the process of opening up information will ultimately defeat this movement. But like other fanaticisms that were doomed to fail, militant Islam could exact a horrific price from all of us before its inevitable demise.

A nuclear-armed Iran would ignite a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. It would give terrorists a nuclear umbrella. It would make the nightmare of nuclear terrorism a clear and present danger throughout the world. I want you to understand what this means. If we don’t stop it, it’s coming. They could put the bomb anywhere. They could put it on a missile. They’re working on missiles that could reach this city. It could be on a container ship in a port, or in a suitcase on a subway.

Now the threat to my country cannot be overstated. Those who dismiss it are sticking their heads in the sand. Less than seven decades after six million Jews were murdered, Iran’s leaders deny the Holocaust of the Jewish people, while calling for the annihilation of the Jewish state.

Leaders who spew such venom, should be banned from every respectable forum on the planet. But there is something that makes the outrage even greater: The lack of outrage. In much of the international community, the calls for our destruction are met with utter silence. It is even worse because there are many who rush to condemn Israel for defending itself against Iran’s terror proxies.

But not you. Not America. You have acted differently. You’ve condemned the Iranian regime for its genocidal aims. You’ve passed tough sanctions against Iran. History will salute you America.

President Obama has said that the United States is determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. He successfully led the Security Council to adopt sanctions against Iran. You in Congress passed even tougher sanctions. These words and deeds are vitally important.

Yet the Ayatollah regime briefly suspended its nuclear program only once, in 2003, when it feared the possibility of military action. That same year, Muammar Qadaffi gave up his nuclear weapons program, and for the same reason. The more Iran believes that all options are on the table, the less the chance of confrontation. This is why I ask you to continue to send an unequivocal message: that America will never permit Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

As for Israel, if history has taught the Jewish people anything, it is that we must take calls for our destruction seriously. We are a nation that rose from the ashes of the Holocaust. When we say never again, we mean never again. Israel always reserves the right to defend itself.

My friends, while Israel will be ever vigilant in its defense, we will never give up on our quest for peace. I guess we’ll give it up when we achieve it. Israel wants peace. Israel needs peace. We’ve achieved historic peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan that have held up for decades.

I remember what it was like before we had peace. I was nearly killed in a firefight inside the Suez Canal. I mean that literally, inside the Suez Canal. I was going down to the bottom with a 40 pound ammunition pack on my back, and somebody reached out to grab me, and they’re still looking for him, for the guy who did such a stupid thing. I was nearly killed there. I battled terrorists along both banks of the Jordan River. Too many Israelis have lost loved ones. I know their grief. I lost my brother.

So no one in Israel wants a return to those terrible days. The peace with Egypt and Jordan has long served as an anchor of stability and peace in the heart of the Middle East.

This peace should be bolstered by economic and political support to all those who remain committed to peace.

The peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan are vital. But they’re not enough. We must also find a way to forge a lasting peace with the Palestinians. Two years ago, I publicly committed to a solution of two states for two peoples: A Palestinian state alongside the Jewish state.

I am willing to make painful compromises to achieve this historic peace. As the leader of Israel, it is my responsibility to lead my people to peace.

This is not easy for me. I recognize that in a genuine peace, we will be required to give up parts of the ancestral Jewish homeland. In Judea and Samaria, the Jewish people are not foreign occupiers. We are not the British in India. We are not the Belgians in the Congo.

This is the land of our forefathers, the Land of Israel, to which Abraham brought the idea of one God, where David set out to confront Goliath, and where Isaiah saw a vision of eternal peace. No distortion of history can deny the four thousand year old bond, between the Jewish people and the Jewish land.

But there is another truth: The Palestinians share this small land with us. We seek a peace in which they will be neither Israel’s subjects nor its citizens. They should enjoy a national life of dignity as a free, viable and independent people in their own state. They should enjoy a prosperous economy, where their creativity and initiative can flourish.

We’ve already seen the beginnings of what is possible. In the last two years, the Palestinians have begun to build a better life for themselves. Prime Minister Fayad has led this effort. I wish him a speedy recovery from his recent operation.

We’ve helped the Palestinian economy by removing hundreds of barriers and roadblocks to the free flow of goods and people. The results have been nothing short of remarkable. The Palestinian economy is booming. It’s growing by more than 10% a year.

Palestinian cities look very different today than they did just a few years ago. They have shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants, banks. They even have e-businesses. This is all happening without peace. Imagine what could happen with peace. Peace would herald a new day for both peoples. It would make the dream of a broader Arab-Israeli peace a realistic possibility.

So now here is the question. You have to ask it. If the benefits of peace with the Palestinians are so clear, why has peace eluded us? Because all six Israeli Prime Ministers since the signing of the Oslo accords agreed to establish a Palestinian state. Myself included. So why has peace not been achieved? Because so far, the Palestinians have been unwilling to accept a Palestinian state, if it meant accepting a Jewish state alongside it.

You see, our conflict has never been about the establishment of a Palestinian state. It has always been about the existence of the Jewish state. This is what this conflict is about. In 1947, the United Nations voted to partition the land into a Jewish state and an Arab state. The Jews said yes. The Palestinians said no. In recent years, the Palestinians twice refused generous offers by Israeli Prime Ministers, to establish a Palestinian state on virtually all the territory won by Israel in the Six Day War.

They were simply unwilling to end the conflict. And I regret to say this: They continue to educate their children to hate. They continue to name public squares after terrorists. And worst of all, they continue to perpetuate the fantasy that Israel will one day be flooded by the descendants of Palestinian refugees.

My friends, this must come to an end. President Abbas must do what I have done. I stood before my people, and I told you it wasn’t easy for me, and I said… “I will accept a Palestinian state.” It is time for President Abbas to stand before his people and say… “I will accept a Jewish state.”

Those six words will change history. They will make clear to the Palestinians that this conflict must come to an end. That they are not building a state to continue the conflict with Israel, but to end it. They will convince the people of Israel that they have a true partner for peace. With such a partner, the people of Israel will be prepared to make a far reaching compromise. I will be prepared to make a far reaching compromise.

This compromise must reflect the dramatic demographic changes that have occurred since 1967. The vast majority of the 650,000 Israelis who live beyond the 1967 lines, reside in neighborhoods and suburbs of Jerusalem and Greater Tel Aviv.

These areas are densely populated but geographically quite small. Under any realistic peace agreement, these areas, as well as other places of critical strategic and national importance, will be incorporated into the final borders of Israel.

The status of the settlements will be decided only in negotiations. But we must also be honest. So I am saying today something that should be said publicly by all those who are serious about peace. In any real peace agreement that ends the conflict, some settlements will end up beyond Israel’s borders. The precise delineation of those borders must be negotiated. We will be generous on the size of a future Palestinian state. But as President Obama said, the border will be different than the one that existed on June 4, 1967. Israel will not return to the indefensible lines of 1967.

I want to be very clear on this point. Israel will be generous on the size of the Palestinians state but we’ll be very firm on where we put the border with it. This is an important principle. It shouldn’t be lost.

We recognize that a Palestinian state must be big enough to be viable, independent and prosperous. President Obama rightly referred to Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, just as he referred to the future Palestinian state as the homeland of the Palestinian people. Jews from around the world have a right to immigrate to the one and only Jewish state. Palestinians from around the world should have a right to immigrate, if they so choose, to a Palestinian state. This means that the Palestinian refugee problem will be resolved outside the borders of Israel.

As for Jerusalem, only a democratic Israel has protected freedom of worship for all faiths in the city. Throughout the millennial history of the Jewish capital, the only time that Jews, Christians and Muslims could worship freely, could have unfettered access to their holy sites, has been during Israel sovereignty over Jerusalem. Jerusalem must never again be divided. Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel. I know that this is a difficult issue for Palestinians. But I believe with creativity and goodwill a solution can be found.

This is the peace I plan to forge with a Palestinian partner committed to peace. But you know very well, that in the Middle East, the only peace that will hold is a peace you can defend.

So peace must be anchored in security. In recent years, Israel withdrew from South Lebanon and Gaza. We thought we’d get peace, but that’s not what we got. Instead, we got 12,000 rockets fired from those areas on our cities, on our children, by Hezbollah and Hamas. The UN peacekeepers in Lebanon failed to prevent the smuggling of this weaponry. The European observers in Gaza evaporated overnight. So if Israel simply walked out of the territories, the flow of weapons into a future Palestinian state would be unchecked. Missiles fired from it could reach virtually every home in Israel in less than a minute. I want you to think about that too. Imagine there’s a siren going on now and we have less than 60 seconds to find shelter from an incoming rocket. Would you live that way? Can anyone live that way? Well, we aren’t going to live that way either.

The truth is that Israel needs unique security arrangements because of its unique size. Israel is one of the smallest countries in the world. Mr. Vice President, I’ll grant you this. It’s bigger than Delaware. It’s even bigger than Rhode Island. But that’s about it. Israel on the 1967 lines would be half the width of the Washington Beltway.

Now here’s a bit of nostalgia. I first came to Washington thirty years ago as a young diplomat. It took me a while, but I finally figured it out: there is an America beyond the Beltway. But Israel on the 1967 lines would be only nine miles wide. So much for strategic depth.

So it is therefore absolutely vital for Israel’s security that a Palestinian state be fully demilitarized. And it is absolutely vital that Israel maintain a long-term military presence along the Jordan River. Solid security arrangements on the ground are necessary not only to protect the peace, they are necessary to protect Israel in case the peace unravels. For in our unstable region, no one can guarantee that our peace partners today will be there tomorrow.

And when I say tomorrow, I don’t mean some distant time in the future. I mean — tomorrow. Peace can be achieved only around the negotiating table. The Palestinian attempt to impose a settlement through the United Nations will not bring peace. It should be forcefully opposed by all those who want to see this conflict end.

I appreciate the President’s clear position on this issue. Peace cannot be imposed. It must be negotiated. But it can only be negotiated with partners committed to peace.

And Hamas is not a partner for peace. Hamas remains committed to Israel’s destruction and to terrorism. They have a charter. That charter not only calls for the obliteration of Israel. It says ‘kill the Jews wherever you find them’. Hamas’ leader condemned the killing of Osama bin Laden and praised him as a holy warrior. Now again I want to make this clear. Israel is prepared to sit down today and negotiate peace with the Palestinian Authority. I believe we can fashion a brilliant future of peace for our children. But Israel will not negotiate with a Palestinian government backed by the Palestinian version of Al Qaeda.

So I say to President Abbas: Tear up your pact with Hamas! Sit down and negotiate! Make peace with the Jewish state! And if you do, I promise you this. Israel will not be the last country to welcome a Palestinian state as a new member of the United Nations. It will be the first to do so.

My friends, the momentous trials of the last century, and the unfolding events of this century, attest to the decisive role of the United States in advancing peace and defending freedom. Providence entrusted the United States to be the guardian of liberty. All peoples who cherish freedom owe a profound debt of gratitude to your great nation. Among the most grateful nations is my nation, the people of Israel, who have fought for their liberty and survival against impossible odds, in ancient and modern times alike.

I speak on behalf of the Jewish people and the Jewish state when I say to you, representatives of America, Thank you. Thank you for your unwavering support for Israel. Thank you for ensuring that the flame of freedom burns bright throughout the world. May God bless all of you. And may God forever bless the United States of America.

24May/110

VIDEO: Israel’s Critical Security Needs for a Viable Peace (Why Israel cannot return to Pre-67 Borders)


Source: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA)

 

23May/112

VIDEO: The legal borders of Israel under international law

Note: The internationally recognized borders of Israel do not necessarily coincide with the Scripturally promised borders of future Israel. See What are the Promised Boundaries of Israel? - Hanok


 

5May/110

VIDEO: Beautiful Aerial Tour of the Land of Israel


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3Mar/111

VIDEO: Is Egypt to be the next Iran?


To be sure, Babylon has attempted to co-opt and control the revolution in Egypt and other places, but I suspect her king-making business may be coming to a quick-end in most predominantly Muslim nations. Expect more of the same, in an ever-increasing violent nature... to occur everywhere from Pakistan to Kazakhstan to Morocco... where alliances or strong accommodations are made to the Medeo-influence (i.e., Iran). Most importantly, wait and watch for that alliance (dominated by the Mees) to strike Babylon. Earth-changes will apparently follow (if the prophecies are accurate)... which together will in essence be a one-two punch that Babylon is unable to recover.


Warning: Living in one of Babylon's chief cities would be extremely unwise at this stage, unless יהוה has assured you in some way He wants you there. Note: that was NOT a "thus saith יהוה". Instead, that was a clue to "take Ahmadinejad seriously"... and take the Word of יהוה seriously. He said He would stir up the Medes against Babylon... and WHO would you say they are most obsessed with at this time? Who do they most want to remove from the Middle East (other than the Jews)?

Shalom Aleichem,
Hanok ben-Isaak

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5Feb/111

Leaked diplomatic cables reveal Babylonian diplomats are worried about Turkey’s Neo-Ottoman vision

The End-Time Beast "that was and is not"... will eventually re-form (Rev 17:8)... and End-Time Babylon (i.e., the USA) has long been concerned about this.

And thanks to Wikileaks... we have more information to prove why Babylon is concerned.

Source: Diplomatic Cables Reveal US Doubts about Turkey's Government | Spiegel Online

The leaked diplomatic cables reveal that US diplomats are skeptical about Turkey's dependability as a partner. The leadership in Ankara is depicted as divided and permeated by Islamists.

US diplomats have grave doubts about Turkey's dependability. Secret or confidential cables from the US Embassy in Ankara describe Islamist tendencies in the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The US diplomats' verdict on the NATO partner with the second biggest army in the alliance is devastating. The Turkish leadership is depicted as divided, and Erdogan's advisers, as well as Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, are portrayed as having little understanding of politics beyond Ankara.

The Americans are also worried about Davutoglu's alleged neo-Ottoman visions. US diplomats quote one high-ranking government adviser as saying that Davutoglu would use his Islamist influence on Erdogan, describing him as "exceptionally dangerous." According to the US document, another adviser to the ruling AKP party remarked, probably ironically, that Turkey wanted "to take back Andalusia and avenge the defeat at the siege of Vienna in 1683."

The US diplomats write that many leading figures in the AKP were members of a Muslim fraternity and that Erdogan had appointed Islamist bankers to influential positions. He gets his information almost exclusively from newspapers with close links to Islamists, they reported. The prime minister, the cables continue, has surrounded himself with an "iron ring of sycophantic (but contemptuous) advisors" and presents himself as the "Tribune of Anatolia."

Ottoman CrestNote the mention of Turkey's Foreign Minister... and his "neo-Ottoman visions". This is just one significant indication or confirmation of major Islamic influences within Turkey, Iran, and Syria to revive something like the old Ottoman Empire... likely under the eventual leadership of their 12th Mahdi. This newly recreated Empire and Islamic-Messianic leader would be a fabulous fulfillment of the Hebrew prophecies regarding the Beast and his Beast Empire which "was, and is not, and is about to come" (Rev 17:8-11). This neo-Ottoman empire would likely expand rapidly in a power-vacuum left by America (the Babylon) after they (the ten horns) secretly and successfully plot to destroys her (Rev 17:16-17).

Something like the following is taking shape again... before our troubled eyes...

Ottoman Empire in 1683
Currently, the Islamic nations that exist (in the Shia-block of the Middle East) placate America and bend to her will in order to minimize direct confrontation with her military and economic prowess. All the while... these Shia leaders are secretly and not-so-secretly plotting her demise.

Hanok ben-Isaak

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5Feb/110

VIDEO: Glenn Beck’s view on what is happening in the Muslim World

Note: I'm fairly certain Glenn Beck nor Joel Rosenberg perceive the USA as Mystery Babylon or the future Islamic Caliphate as the Beast. Even so, the following 40 minute video provides much background to strengthen those two views.  - Hanok


The following found on Glenn Beck's chalk board.

Egypt

  1. People are hungry & oppressed
  2. Some want Caliphate
  3. Some want Islamic Socialism
  4. Revolutionaries are united

A follow-up by Glenn Beck a few days later...


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4Feb/114

The re-formation of the Beast Empire, the Destruction of the Babylonian Empire, and the Return of 10-Israel to Tsiyon

Babylon riding the BeastLet me first say... that I believe the United States of America (with some intimate connections with the United Kingdom of Great Britain) form an Anglo-American Empire which is largely undeniable on an economic, financial, and militaristic level. This empire, in my mind and in the mind of many others, is THE End-Time Mystery Babylon spoken of by the prophet John in the book of Revelation.  The City of Babylon, New York is not-so-coincidentally placed at the very gateway to the chief city of the Empire. Look at a map.  New York state is even called the "Empire State". This is further detailed in my article: Traits of the 'End-Time' Mystery Babylon

On the other hand... and with somewhat less evidence, I believe the Beast (anti-messiah) will be a Shia-based Islamic leader, who will unite much of the muslim world on the platform of shared hatred and disgust for Mystery Babylon, disgust for her betrayals and maniacal self-interests, disgust for her economic and military presence throughout the Middle East, and disgust for the Israeli/Jewish presence she supports in the Land of so-called 'Palestine'.

The Beast's muslim alliance will be dominated by "the Medes" (modern-day Iran/Turkey) and will likely resemble the previously failed Islamic Ottoman Empire (note: the Ottoman Empire collapsed because of war with the West during WWI, primarily with the US and UK... a historic fact important to ponder here). The Beast (the individual ruler) will likely be from Iran, Syria, or Turkey... and will find influential ways to win the affection of many Sunni muslim populations, but some (namely parts of Jordan and Saudi Arabia) will escape his dominion... maybe supernaturally. Egypt, however, will be torn apart (Daniel 11:41-42). This is further detailed in my article: Traits of the 'End-Time' Beast and his Empire

Now that I've told you what I'm going to tell you, I'll tell you what I'm telling you.

The US & UK (Babylon) have been king-making and nation building in the Middle East ever since World War I (WWI). Most dictators and/or rulers in the Middle East were installed by Babylon and/or have in some way or another... made their bed with Babylon... primarily through pegging their currencies, oil sales, and other commodities on US Federal Reserve Notes (i.e., the US $). Since the primary central bank of Babylon has been wildly inflating the money supply over the last 3 years, there has been enormous increases in the price of almost every calorie-based product (i.e., food) within countries who are most exposed to the dollar, WHICH IS MOST OF THE WORLD. Of course, the FED denies the root cause, instead blaming 'global warming' and evil 'population growth' . This, and many other injustices, is causing indescribable rage... especially in the Middle East where anti-American, anti-UK, and anti-Israel sentiment has been surging for decades.

In the news...

The claim among many political pundits is that somehow President Obama is losing Egypt and may lose all of the Middle East. For example, read some of what Dick Morris had to say about the situation in an article titled "Obama is Losing Egypt":

"Until now, Americans have regarded Obama's flirtation with the Arab street with a mild concern that he may be too naïve in his understanding of that part of the world. But his policy of appeasement toward radical Islam has yet to have any bad consequence. We have had some terror attacks, to be sure, but none has risen to the level of a cataclysm. But losing Egypt to the grip of Islamic fundamentalism would be a huge blow to the United States, Israel and to the entire Western world.

It would, literally, open the door to a theocratic Iranian-style empire stretching from Morocco to Iran. Inspired by an Islamic takeover in Egypt, Obama could find himself confronted with a Middle Eastern version of the old domino theory, where one nation after another falls to Islamism, with each new theocratic conquest destabilizing its neighbor.

Remember that Iran has a population of 79 million and Egypt has 75 million. Together, their 154 million almost equal the combined population of all the other nations in North Africa and the Middle East. If Egypt and Iran were to work in tandem, they could control the region."

Obama isn't losing Egypt. Babylon is losing Egypt. Obama is merely a puppet of Babylon's fascist/elitist controllers... and the loss of Egypt is merely a byproduct of their over-reaching, drunken greed. They will try to co-opt and quell what is happening all over the Middle East... and they MAY be able to setup another Mubark-type puppet in Egypt and other states in turmoil, but eventually, things are going to come completely undone. In fact, this may be what we're seeing already... the very beginnings of the reformation of the Beast Empire... nations becoming completely incensed by Babylon's propping up of authoritarian/fascist regimes. This is how Babylon has essentially been "riding" these peoples for decades... and Revelation actually indicates she will be thrown from her saddle and devoured by her own prey (Revelation 17:16). We caught a glimpse of this mad desire when much of the muslim world became jubilant when New York was struck on Sept 11, 2001.

If Babylon is about to be thrown from the saddle... if that is what we're about to see... if that is what we're seeing (like a slow-motion international train wreck)...  there is also much else about to happen on/to planet Earth that will shake it literally at its foundation.

Let me explain.

The prophets John and Jeremiah foresaw that  Babylon would be destroyed via two fronts. One front will be human led... by an invasion and/or devastating attack by a Mede-dominated/Beast alliance (Isaiah 13:17-22; Jeremiah 51:11,27-28; Revelation 17:15-18). The other attack will come from massive earth changes generated from a great earthquake which will be felt around the world (Jeremiah 51:42, Revelation 16:18-20), where the oceans themselves will rise-up and devastate Babylon, utterly destroying her and leaving her without inhabitant.

These two attacks will likely not occur simultaneously, but nearly so... and maybe this is why John indicates twice that Babylon "is fallen, is fallen" (Revelation 14:8, 18:2).

How does one fall twice?  Well... you're knocked down. You try to get up, then you're knocked down again. Not that complicated, especially noting the prophetic passages above.

Note: there is no indication that Babylon is destroyed via economic decline... in order to bring about a so-called 'New World Order'. Babylon has essentially enjoyed global governance through a global currency for decades.

When do we escape?

Before the final and utter destruction comes, we know a remnant of Israel and Jew-dah escape "weeping and together" at some stage just before or during Babylon's last war. How they make it back to the Land of Tsiyon, we don't know exactly. There are many speculations. Supernatural assistance is most probable. Some may even come back as 'captives' of the Medes. It is difficult to tell at this stage.

For me, this is both dreadful and exciting to anticipate. Jeremiah clearly tells us that we will be weeping. Why? Again, he doesn't say, but it could be assumed that we will be traumatized by what we've seen and experienced... not only in Babylon, but around the world. In fact, the 'weeping' may be mixed with trauma and GREAT JOY at knowing we're finally going home to the Land of Tsiyon, a land not dominated by Babylon, the Beast, fascism, corruption, economic enslavement, religious enslavement, paganism, suffering, disease, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc...

The Psalm 83 Alliance and War

Some are saying the Psalm 83 war won't happen until the muslim world has nuclear weapons that can counter the Jewish nation's nuclear arsenal. Others suspect it will not happen until Mystery Babylon, the hammer of the whole earth, has been removed from the picture... or in preceding words, removed from "the saddle".

I'm leaning toward the latter expectation.

Personally, I believe the alliance and war of Psalm 83 will follow Babylon's demise, where the face of the planet and power-structure has radically changed... where the Muslim world will be emboldened against the seed of Jacob, the people of YHVH ...because they will no longer have Babylon's aid and protection. As mentioned above, many Israelites will likely have just arrived to the Land of Israel. They will be the "Israel and Judah" that escaped from Babylon (and other nations)... "weeping and together"... miraculously returning, but likely very weak and vulnerable. This time period may be what many of us hope for in regards to the "Greater Exodus" prophecy. It is likely at this time, we the refugees will desperately need supernatural deliverance from the Beast, his alliances, his hunters, and his war machine... and YHVH will show Himself strong on our behalf. However, not all will survive. There will be martyrs... and there will be a resurrection!

End-Time Babylon: a Mystery and an Enigma

Some will claim America cannot be Mystery Babylon because it is largely made up of Israelites or Ephraimites. Or it is pro-Israel/Jewish and a blessing to the Israeli regime... and a place of safety for Jews.

My answer: The US has also been a huge blessing to Israel's enemies. And YES, the US has a large Israelite and Jewish presence... which is ACTUALLY one of the confirmations that the US is Mystery Babylon. Carefully read all of Jer 50-51. When Babylon, the nation, is destroyed (as already indicated above)... Israel and Jew-dah come out of Babylon weeping and together just before she is utterly destroyed. If both groups aren't living in Babylon, how do they "come out of her"? Hmmmm?

The fact that Mystery Babylon, the great whore of Revelation, could somehow be related to or connected with the literal descendants of Israel... causes a serious emotional and doctrinal dilemma for many. However, were not Israel and Judah both figuratively equated with adulterous women by Jeremiah and Hosea and other prophets? This is an enigma and a mystery, but it is NOT far fetched or without precedent.

The vast majority of 10-Israel and Jew-dah are a stubborn, arrogant, and stiffed-necked people. Tragically, only a remnant from either will survive "Jacob's Trouble"... a trouble instigated by the Beast and yes, even facilitated by YHVH to punish His own people for their great perversions and wickedness (Hosea 6:1; Jeremiah 30:7-11).

Hanok ben-Isaak

Credit: R.A. Coombes, Steve Quayle, G. Edward Griffin, Webster Griffin Tarplay, John Coleman, and Joseph P. Farrell have offered the most evidence to influence my perspective on the identity of End-Time Mystery Babylon. Rico Cortes, Brad Scott, Bill Cloud, and Scot Dryer are probably the most notable in influencing my view on the identity of where the Beast Empire will arise. Not sure if any of them have combined both identity views... and I'm sure all of them would likely disagree with some aspect of what I've written.

Related:

27Nov/100

AUDIO: End-Time Prophecy in the News (11/27/2010) with Eddie Chumney

Source: WayToZion.org (11/27/2010)

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26Nov/100

VIDEO: The Middle East Problem (Prager University)


20Nov/100

VIDEO: Ami Ortiz – The Terror Victim That Lived


Why has the Israeli government not been more vocal about this specific event?

$$$$$$$$???

If it becomes more widely known to Christians and Jews in the West... that they not only have to fear Muslim terrorists, but also Jewish ones... what good would that do for touri$m???

Could it possibly cause more Christians to emotionally embrace the Palestinian cause... over the Israeli one???

What if Yaacov Tietel isn't really just an Ultra-Orthodox fringe extremist? What if his kind are actually more common than Israel would like you or I to believe?

I'm not on the ground in Israel, and even if I were, I'm not sure I would be privy to all the eventual realities. My impressions are that most Israelis are non-violent and peace-loving people.

Something that concerns me though...

If the Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox are praying the Birkat HaMinim, cursing Messianics on a daily basis, is it not reasonable to assume that some will take matters into their own hands?

I suspect once tourism is no longer the mainstay in the Israeli economy, persecution of Messianic Jews, Messianic Joes, Karaites, Arabs, Atheists, and anyone who questions Rabbinic Authority... are going to rise exponentially in frequency and intensity.

Of course, I hope I'm wrong.

May Yeshua make Himself known to all of Jew-dah... and win the hearts of even those who mean to harm His followers... Amein.
Hanok ben-Isaak

20Oct/100

VIDEO: Jerusalem, the City of David (according to the lamestream media whores)

60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl reports from the city of Jerusalem from a controversial archeological dig that has become a flash-point in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Throughout her interviews, Lesley has a pervasive anti-Israel, anti-Torah tone. It is an excellent display of the lamestream media's efforts to demonize Biblical Zionism and of course, invalidate the Hebrew Scriptures. And they love to interview atheistic archaeologists who will make conveniently broad statements about how "there is nothing in archaeology that supports the Bible."

Questions I would have fired back at Lesley:

  • We know many Kings ruled from ancient Jerusalem, but how many names have been uncovered from the dirt and rock there? Since we don't have any names from the period yet, does this mean there were never any kings who ruled there in antiquity? Lesley, what is your agenda in invalidating the existence of Abraham or King David?
  • Lesley, in your liberal mind, are the Hebrew Scriptures completely and utterly void of any historical credibility? Or is it all simply religious propaganda?
  • Lesley, would it have given you pleasure to see the Jewish Elad driver stop his car, get out, and get stoned to death? Would you then use that to demonize the Palestinians, the way you and your media whores use it to demonize Israel in its current form?

Hanok ben-Isaak

P.S. my apologies for the viagra and/or any other Big Pharma ads.

18Oct/102

VIDEO: Chinese Christian Interviews Nehemia Gordon in Israel | ‘This Time I’m Not the (Only) Ass’

Source: Karaite Korner Newsletter #481 | This Time I'm Not the (Only) Ass
Author: Nehemia Gordon

You need to see the interview below. I did it back in August with a Chinese man I met in the Old City of Jerusalem. He had invited me to lunch in the German Colony neighborhood of south Jerusalem. Towards the end of our meal he asked me if I would be willing to do an interview. I had not expected this and was dressed in a t-shirt and shorts. We headed over to a nearby park, sat down on a bench, and started the interview. It was a horrible place for an interview with busses roaring by only a few feet away on Emek Refaim street. I had not noticed the man sitting on the nearby bench. About 6 minutes into the second part of the interview, the man walked over and started casting insults at me. He had heard me talking about "Jesus" by his Hebrew name "Yeshua" and made the assumption that I was a Christian missionary, in Israel to convert Jews. The man said I was worse than Hitler, because Hitler wanted his body and I was after his soul. I wanted to get up and punch him out, but instead somehow managed to exert immense restraint. The irony is that only a few minutes earlier in the interview I had explained my relationship with Keith Johnson, the Christian pastor who co-wrote "A Prayer to Our Father" with me. I had explained in the interview that Keith and I had an agreement that he would not try to convert me to Christianity and I would not try to convert him to Judaism. If the man had bothered to listen to what I was saying, beyond my use of the Hebrew name "Yeshua", he would have understood I am not a Christian missionary. This experience gave me a new insight into what Messianics must go through in Israel.

Here are the links for the two halves of the interview:

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIRWYg6VRBY

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyx8ZPj5jfg

I urge you to watch the entire thing and not just jump to 6 minutes into the second part. What happened is so much more astounding when viewed in the overall context from beginning to end. I think it's profound how distinctly opposite his accusations were to what I actually said.

Nehemia Gordon
Jerusalem, Israel

13Oct/106

The Cost of Being a Rabbinical Jew vs. Being a Karaite (True Torah follower)

This was just too well-written and compelling to not re-share. Note: I'm not a Karaite 'officially', though I frequently think and live like one (my trust in Yeshua as Redeemer is probably the primary thing which bars me). However, I thoroughly enjoy many of their insights! - Hanok

Source: 'Karaite Insights' by Melekh ben Ya'aqov

In case you haven’t already figured it out on your own, Rabbinical Judaism equals big business. The Pharisees, and later the Rabbis, have created quite a profitable little cottage industry for themselves, selling their religious trinkets and services, and it is no surprise that many Rabbinical interpretations of the Torah are also very good for business. Conclusion: Rabbinical Judaism sells God to the Jewish masses, for a profit. Below is a list of typical costs that would be incurred by a Rabbinical Jew or a Rabbinical Jewish community. Next to them is the actual cost according to the true and original interpretation of the Torah of Moshe.

Tefillin
Rabbinical cost: $500 (for a good pair)
True Torah cost: FREE!
(The verses are meant to be interpreted figuratively, and do not imply strapping black leather boxes to your body. See http://www.karaiteinsights.com/php/article.php5?id=04)

Mezuzah
Rabbinical cost: $50
True Torah cost: FREE!
(Again, the relevant verses are meant to be interpreted figuratively, and do not imply that one must affix verses to one’s doorpost.)

Etrog
Rabbinical cost: $100
True Torah cost: FREE!
(The goodly tree is an olive - see Nehemia 8:15. Go out and pick its branches anywhere in the Land of Israel. Who in their right mind would pay $100 for a mutated lemon that didn’t even exist in the Land of Israel during the First Temple period?)

Myrtle
Rabbinical cost: $25
True Torah cost: FREE!
(The thick leaved tree is a fig, go out and pick its branches anywhere in the Land of Israel.)

Tzizith w/Techeleth
Rabbinical cost: $50
True Torah cost: $1
(The Rabbis completely fabricated the idea that the blue fringe must be produced from a rare species of [non-kosher] mollusk. In conveniently interpreting the relevant verses in this way, they have most effectively employed the Law of Supply and Demand: less supply with constant demand certainly does equal greater profits. The true Torah tells us that techeleth is merely a color [sky blue] and can be made from any die that will produce the color.)

Torah Scroll
Rabbinical cost: $50,000
True Torah cost: $25.
(A community can just use a regular printed copy of the Tanach. Just send one person out to the nearest Barnes & Noble, and the above price will even include a cafe latte to go. Man invented the printing press (in the West) in the 15th century CE, there is no reason that a Torah scroll still has to be written on the hide of an entire flock of sheep, as the Torah never mentions such a requirement. It was merely the technology of the day in ancient times. By the same logic, maybe Rabbis should ride around town in horse and chariot. Now that would be cool!)

The Sum Total, when All is Heard
Cost of Being a Rabbinical Jew: $50,725
Cost of Being a true Torah follower: $26

You do the math.

But Wait ... There’s More, if you act Right Now!
Let’s not forget the Rabbinical marriage racket, the Rabbinical divorce racket, the Rabbinical brit milah racket, the kashrut racket, the conversion racket (it was exposed a couple of years ago that Rabbis sitting on the official Rabbinical conversion board of the city of Jerusalem were taking bribes of thousands of dollars to perform “quickie” conversions for forlorn lovers and non-Jewish Russians who wanted to get Israeli government benefits.) Of course, for all of the above, you need a Rabbi present who takes a few hundred dollars to show up and interpret the complicated halachot (laws) that his cronies created in the first place.

Conclusion
RABBINICAL JUDAISM = BIG BUSINESS
RABBINICAL JUDAISM = CORRUPTION
RABBINICAL JUDAISM = SELLING GOD FOR A PROFIT

I rest my case.

May Yehowah blot the scourge of Rabbinical Judaism from off the face of the earth and far away from his beloved nation, Israel, and replace it with true Torah as taught to us by confirmed prophets of Yehowah, the Cohanim and the Levites.

May Yehowah Be With You,
Melech ben Ya’aqov,
Proud Karaite

Source: 'Karaite Insights' by Melekh ben Ya'aqov