Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Israel’ Category

Candidates views per Iran

As we all know, Iran is seeking to attain nuclear power. Some may argue that this power may be domestic only, while others suspect that it was desired for nefarious purposes. One of those purposes being nuclear weapons. Therefore the Israel Project asked each candidate for their position on this issue (Iran).

(Make sure you have enough room in your Windows Word Processor or you’ll get an error message, like I did. Grrr.)

For a partial list of statements by major Democratic candidates.

For a partial list of statements by major Republican candidates.

How do you we suppose Iran is interested in a nuclear weapon?

ElBaradei: Iran will have nuclear weapons in three to eight years.

The timeline for an Iranian nuclear weapon was three to eight years, Army Radio quoted IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei as saying in an interview with the French Le Monde Monday.

“I cannot judge their intentions, but I can assume that Iran is indeed interested in obtaining a nuclear bomb,” ElBaradei said. [Continue reading the Jerusalem Post article.]

How does he come to this conclusion?

Iran says has built new long-range missile.
Tue Nov 27, 2007

By Reza Derakhshi

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Tuesday it had built a new missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,250 miles), a step analysts said could add more power to Tehran’s conventional arsenal when tensions over its atomic plans are rising.

Defence Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar did not say how the new weapon differed from the Shahab-3, a missile officials had previously said could hit targets 2,000 km away, far enough to reach Iran’s arch-foe Israel. [Continue reading the Chantix article.]

The Israel Project will be in Iowa and New Hampshire to keep these candidates informed about this issue.

To learn more about the Iranian threat, read the key facts about Iran.

To end this post for those of us who are not blind, I will use a quote from the president of The Israel Project: “The power of the purse should be used for peace– but time is running out as Iran is racing towards nuclear capacities that threaten the world,” said Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, founder and president of The Israel Project.

Add this post to Technorati Technorati. Add this post to Del.icio.us Del.icio.us. Digg! Digg!

Trackbacks to this post (most recent tb listed first):

Read Full Post »

Peace in the Middle East!

No, it is not my title. It is the title of an Israeli man, Abe, who is friends with a friend of mine, Bos’un. Bos’un sent me this e-mail because Abe does not yet have a blog of his own. I am proud to post his words and thoughts here.

That elusive thing called peace. Israelis write love-songs and dedicate poetry to peace. Children are introduced to the concept in kindergarten and grow up believing in ultimate peace in the Middle East. Songs that have come out during Israel’s many wars have a verse or part of a verse dedicated to peace.

What is this peace and how is it viewed? Israelis have a very naive and childlike picture of peace. As one battle hardened veteran tank officer once confided in me, “Peace means that we would go to their houses and they would come to ours.” A “cold peace” such as exists between Israel and Egypt was not imagined by most Israelis. Egypt turns a cold shoulder towards Israel but maintains a condition of “no war,” which is apparently as close as it permits itself to come to “peace.”

Jordan, the other Arab country to have a peace agreement with Israel also distances itself from Israel socially. While the country has agreements with Israel that include agricultural, industrial and transportation, the people themselves are not exactly brimming with joy at the fact. This can be explained partially by the fact that over 70% of Jordan’s population is Palestinian.

There is another reason why the two Arab countries that have a peace agreement with Israel seem standoffish towards it: Neither one of those two countries is a democracy. Israel is a democracy, and a very loud one. As Israel’s first Prime-Minister, David Ben-Gurion, said, “It’s difficult to be a Prime-Minister in a country full of Prime-Ministers.” Israelis are very vocal in their criticisms of politicians, authors, actors and many other “performers”. A friendly discussion between Israelis looks, to outsiders, as if a full-fledged battle is about to erupt.

Not so in Egypt or Jordan. Criticism of the government is downright dangerous in Egypt. In Jordan it isn’t wise unless you are participating in a demonstration that is pro-Palestinian and, of course, anti-Israeli. The governments of both countries are wary of having their people get too close to Israelis and pick up their cavalier attitude towards government. French soldiers, while serving in America’s War of Independence, learned about democracy and about speaking out. They were one of the many seeds that eventually produced the French Revolution.

The Arab governments of Egypt and Jordan wish to maintain control over their respective populations and, naturally, wish to keep them away from those “independent-minded troublemakers,” the Israelis.

What do the people think? The regular Egyptian is a very friendly individual. He hates nobody and just wants to support his family (a very, very tough job in Egypt). On my first trip to Cairo after “peace” was established, I walked up to a street-vendor of peanuts and asked him how much the peanuts cost. Noticing that my Arabic was Palestinian dialect, he asked me where I was from. When I told him that I was from Israel, he thanked Allah and the prophets for permitting him to see the day that an Israeli could legally walk the streets of Cairo. He then told me that, for me, a serving of peanuts was free of charge. He was obviously a poor man and the price was, no doubt, considerate of Egyptian third-world incomes. My income, in Israel, was astronomic compared to his, and I argued with him, telling him that I wished to pay. He wouldn’t hear of it, and called to a friend, half a block away, a vendor of cold drinks, to give me a discount on such a hot day. I ended up sitting on the curb eating peanuts and drinking ice-cold “Tamar-Hindi” (a delicious drink derived from the “heart” of the date palm), while carrying on a hearty conversation with half a dozen Egyptians. The whole picture seemed surreal (and still does).

And how about the Palestinians?

I’m glad you asked me that question. This calls for a story: Once upon a time in 1968, I was in a car driven by a reserve infantry officer. I was at the time a tank driver and the third occupant of the car was a fellow tanker, a gunner, from my company. We were on our way to our camp at the Mitle Pass. We were passing through Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, when the driver realized we were low on gas. We drove through the town looking for a gas station. We finally asked a local who told us there was one near the market. We drove to the open-air market and, indeed, there was a gas station. Manning the pump, we looked around. We were surrounded by Arabs, all jabbering and trying to get close to us. We had an interesting conversation while filling gas. We were at their mercy, having two Uzis and a pistol between us. The crowd could have disarmed us and torn us to pieces in seconds. Instead, we enjoyed friendly banter and a loud, “Go in Peace,” when we were done.

Later, I became very friendly with the workers at my sister’s farm. My sister and brother-in-law operate a farm just three km from the Gaza Strip border near Rafah. The workers would come every day and were like family. They demonstrated a willingness to support their families and live in peace. The last thing they wanted was to blow themselves up and take my brother-in-law with them.

All this, of course, means nothing when the terror organizations come into play. The “silent majority” of the population will not lift a finger against Hamas in Gaza. They are terrified of them and just bow their heads waiting for the storm to pass. In the meantime, Hamas fires rockets at Israel (including my sister’s village) and Israel holds back because of the innocent people in Gaza. Israel retaliates when Israelis get killed. There is a bit of quiet, and the story begins again within days.

Peace in the Middle East? It can only come about when a common enemy unites the moderates. I remember in 1969 (I think) General Shlomo Goren landed with a helicopter in the middle of our tank park. The battalion was parked in two rows with a large empty area of desert in the middle. The Bell Huey landed in the center sending a whirlwind of sand down our throats. The Chief Chaplain of the IDF General Rabbi Shlomo Goren stepped out and began to speak. He was a great speaker and we were mesmerized. One thing remains stuck in my head from that speech: “The lord doesn’t rely on the Jews. He knows we can’t be relied upon. Rather, he relies on our enemies. He knows that they will not lay down their arms until we have attained everything he intends us to.”

Maybe, just maybe, the extremists are doing just that; forcing the moderates to co-operate. The less extreme Arab countries are beginning to realize what the monster is capable of, and they see that Israel is a solid force to rally behind. Many problems can be solved under the threatening shadow of Muslim extremism.

But then again, maybe I’m just a nai¯ve Israeli.

Abe

He writes very movingly, and I hope you will all visit Bos’un’s site to let him know. This way, he can encourage his friend to go ahead and set up a blog and let ‘er rip! 🙂

Add this post to Fark Add this post to Technorati Add this post to Del.icio.us Digg!

Read Full Post »

Most people are familiar with President Sarkozy’s speech that he gave this week to a group of diplomats. Because it was to a group of diplomats, it took me a while to get around to forcing myself to read it. WOW!

…On Afghanistan, he told the assembled diplomats, “the duty of the Atlantic Alliance as well as that of France,” is to “increase efforts.” He then announced he would be sending additional trainers to assist the Afghan Army. On Israel, he said he “would never budge” on its security. He warned about Russia, which “imposes its return on the world scene by playing its assets with a certain brutality,” and he cautioned against China, which pursues “its insatiable search for raw materials as a strategy of control, particularly in Africa.”

In his speech this week to the diplomats, Mr. Sarkozy warned of the need for tough diplomacy, including “growing sanctions,” to avoid the “catastrophic alternative: the Iranian bomb or the bombing of Iran.” That doesn’t sound far from Senator John McCain’s useful formulation that “There’s only one thing worse than the United States exercising the military option; that is a nuclear-armed Iran.” The important point is that Mr. Sarkozy has put on record that he won’t let Iran develop a bomb under cover of feckless Western diplomacy. [Continue reading.]

I knew I was happy to see Chirac leave (hope your jail cell is as rotten as you are), but I did not expect such a good replacement. Finally, France has learned to stand on their own two feet. Good job, France, and thank you. It gets kind of tiring being the only country in the world who gives a damn…

What will the Democrats do now? They say they want to ‘fix’ our relationships with our allies. Our allies are moving to the right. Oops! Then they go and visit our enemies. Is this what they mean? They desire to speak with the same people whose only thoughts are about destroying us? Hmm. Indeed, they are in more than a pickle!

Breaking news: Sorry to ‘distract’ you with this, but Larry Craig just gave a press release stating that he has the ‘intent’ of leaving the US Senate on September 30, 2007 so that he can pursue his legal options without ‘distracting’ the necessary work the Senate must do at this very serious time of war. Phooey! I had to write it, but that doesn’t mean I had to enjoy it.

Linkfest Haven, the Blogger's Oasis Add this post to Fark Add this post to Technorati Add this post to Del.icio.us Digg!

This is today’s Open Trackback. Please read the article. It really is a good one by Opinion Journal online.

As always, I would like you to sign-up at Linkfest to participate in these open trackbacks. For my friends, you can still trackback, but really, check it out. 😉

These are the posts I have trackbacked to: Is It Just Me?, Leaning Straight Up, Conservative Cat, The Amboy Times, Mac’s Opinion, MacBro’s Place, and DeMediacratic Nation, Potbelly Stove, The Florida Masochist and Planck’s Constant, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

These are the people that were kind enough to trackback to me:

Read Full Post »

Cross-posted at Rosemary’s Thoughts.

I have been banning all Iranian products into my house since 1979. Here is a group now that is asking you to do the same. Actually, they are asking for a little more.

Ask President Bush, today, to impose strict economic sanctions against Iran’s import of refined petroleum products. Iran, one of the world’s largest producers of crude oil, lacks the facilities to produce a refined product. As a result, Iran is one of the largest importers of gasoline – nearly half of all gasoline used by Iranians. Now, the Iranians are feeling the pinch of raised prices and gasoline rationing imposed by the government.

A bipartisan group in the U.S. House is seeking economic sanctions against Iran in an attempt to reduce the amount of gasoline imported by Tehran.

The legislation calls for companies that provide Iran with gasoline or assists with the import of gasoline would not be allowed to sell gasoline to U.S. customers. Iran imports most of its gasoline from Persian Gulf states and India.

According to Rep. Mark S. Kirk, R-IL: “This is becoming the critical weakness of the Iranian government, meaning its dependence on gasoline. Riots [in Iran] show the gasoline shortage is a growing danger to the Iranian regime and a diplomatic opportunity for Western countries to force Iran to adhere to international nuclear rules.”

The legislation would provide President Bush with several options, as well as several penalties. Included among these are: denial of loans and credits from the Export-Import bank and loans or licenses for exports to the U.S. [Um…I thought we already had this?] The House Foreign Affairs Committee has already approved “legislation designed to strike at investments in Iran.” State Department spokesman Tom Casey said, “We need to do everything that we can to continue to raise the stakes in Iran in terms of its nuclear program.”

Another supporter of the bill, Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., said, “Our goal must be zero foreign investment.” To reach that end, the U.S. is also working with European allies to try to increase penalties against Tehran. Of course, the countries that do a lucrative business with Iran don’t want to do anything to upset the powers that be.

Vote Your Opinion NOW!

Just as we have defeated big business here in America (NO illegal aliens!), we must bring to the light our European ‘friends’. We must explain to them, in a calm way, that there are higher ideals in this life than how much money you can grab. This is one of them.

Unless you want all of your women living under the Caliphate, which means clothed from head to toe with no skin showing, you must be with us on this. There truly is a war against us. It is to elimate everyone who does not believe as they do, Sharia Law, their idea of what a Muslim should be, and many more horrific things.

If you want to understand more, you may be interested in this book:

The Final Move Beyond Iraq.

Thank you.

Read Full Post »

Cross-posted at Rosemary’s Thoughts.

I just got through with a conference with Miri Eisin, Foreign Press Spokeswoman for Israeli PM Ehud Olmert’ office, and I have more question than answers, I’m sorry to say. I could not hear the questions being asked of her after her initial press conference, so it may just be a misunderstanding.

There was a meeting yesterday with President Mubarak, PM Abbas, King (or President) Abdullah from Jordan and PM Olmert in the efforts of taking an opportunity out of this madness (the civil war in the Gaza Strip) and turning it into a chance to move forward with the 2 state solution. She kept repeating that PM Olmert, she and the others were not going to allow the terrorists to define them, but that the moderates were going to take control and define themselves and their destiny.

They were going to move forward-cautiously of course-with diplomacy. It is going to be a process with a vision of peace at the end of the rainbow. What happened in Gaza was horrific, but this opens the door to opportunity and they are going to walk through it.

There are three main articles that came up. They are:

1. Abbas fired Hamas’ elected officials from the government, and now Abbas is working with an emergency government.2. There will be 250 Arab prisoners, some will be Fatah, released from Israels prisons. The criteria for their release will be that they must not have blood on their hands and they must admit that Israel is NOT the cause of the suffering for the Arabs in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. They had brought it on by themselves by their own actions, their own choices, their own doing (or lack thereof).

3. Abbas has said to the Arabic world, in Arabic (very important because they sometimes say one thing in English and another in Arabic) that he renounced the violence of Hamas, he believed in a 2 state solution living side by side with Israel in peace, and he recognizes Israel. (I’m not sure of the last one. I can hardly read my notes!)

She also talked about the atmosphere produced so the talks could move forward. She stated that it would be a good idea to widen the scope of the dialogue. They are going to meet again next month, since the new emergency government is only around 10 days old.

Then the questions started. I could not hear the questions, but I could hear the answers. Maybe that is where the confusion comes. The first answer was indeed unique. For the first time, there were no, “Yes, BUT’s” in their conversation.

Then she said they would give access to the West Bank! This way they could have freedom of movement. (Do you know who else could have freedom of movement, dear?) They also recognize the emergency government as the ruling government. (How long have we been called occupiers, although the government is in Iraq is elected?) However, access and free movement are very important to human beings. (I just pray it is not a mistake.)

There shall never be a compromise with terrorists such as Hamas and others. As to the money that has been held back due to the Hamas government, that shall be released just as soon as they can both agree on a way that is best for the people’s humanitarian needs. There are dozens of truckloads per day being delivered everyday, but the Left press will not write about this. (It bothers me that facts are not disclosed, no matter what the situation.) Also, they both want to make sure the money goes to the moderates and not to the terrorists.

Later in the questioning period, they declared there would not be any benchmarks, ultimatums, or the such. This is what people looking in from the outside do not understand. You cannot do such a thing, especially with a government that is only 10 days old!

At the meeting yesterday, Mubarrak said that what Hamas did was create ‘a coup’. Abbas agreed, basically, because he said the same thing at a later date. Abbas also declared it was totally unacceptable. However, it is too soon to expect any elections in the West Bank.

There were questions about trust (many questions). The answer was rather usual. Trust must be built, even if it is with your enemies of old. What alternative is there? (Fight back?)

Iran was mentioned, Syria was mentioned, Russia was mentioned, and I have no answers for you. My fault. I was writing as fast as I could! I did happen to catch one comment. Israel has an economy that surpasses that of the EU! I wish I knew those numbers. Now that’s something new I could really sink my teeth into.

Let us pray for Israel and her neighbors countrymen and women. (Notice I did not say governments?) Pray for peace, understanding, forgiveness and readiness.Let us also pray that Israel realizes that the more the give, the more the Arabs will consider this weakness. I know most of the Israelis have hearts of peace, and they want the war to stop. Sometimes you have to have take other paths, sometimes you don’t. Let us pray this is one of those times you don’t, but if it is? Let us pray they have the chutzpah! (Yes, I am an Israel supporter. You can’t even sue me! Hahaha.)

H/t: Israel Project.

Read Full Post »

I just got through with a conference with Miri Eisin, Foreign Press Spokeswoman for Israeli PM Ehud Olmert’ office, and I have more question than answers, I’m sorry to say. I could not hear the questions being asked of her after her initial press conference, so it may just be a misunderstanding.

There was a meeting yesterday with President Mubarak, PM Abbas, King (or President) Abdullah from Jordan and PM Olmert in the efforts of taking an opportunity out of this madness (the civil war in the Gaza Strip) and turning it into a chance to move forward with the 2 state solution. She kept repeating that PM Olmert, she and the others were not going to allow the terrorists to define them, but that the moderates were going to take control and define themselves and their destiny.

They were going to move forward-cautiously of course-with diplomacy. It is going to be a process with a vision of peace at the end of the rainbow. What happened in Gaza was horrific, but this opens the door to opportunity and they are going to walk through it.

There are three main articles that came up. They are:

1. Abbas fired Hamas’ elected officials from the government, and now Abbas is working with an emergency government.

2. There will be 250 Arab prisoners, some will be Fatah, released from Israels prisons. The criteria for their release will be that they must not have blood on their hands and they must admit that Israel is NOT the cause of the suffering for the Arabs in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. They had brought it on by themselves by their own actions, their own choices, their own doing (or lack thereof).

3. Abbas has said to the Arabic world, in Arabic (very important because they sometimes say one thing in English and another in Arabic) that he renounced the violence of Hamas, he believed in a 2 state solution living side by side with Israel in peace, and he recognizes Israel. (I’m not sure of the last one. I can hardly read my notes!)

She also talked about the atmosphere produced so the talks could move forward. She stated that it would be a good idea to widen the scope of the dialogue. They are going to meet again next month, since the new emergency government is only around 10 days old.

Then the questions started. I could not hear the questions, but I could hear the answers. Maybe that is where the confusion comes. The first answer was indeed unique. For the first time, there were no, “Yes, BUT’s” in their conversation.

Then she said they would give access to the West Bank! This way they could have freedom of movement. (Do you know who else could have freedom of movement, dear?) They also recognize the emergency government as the ruling government. (How long have we been called occupiers, although the government is in Iraq is elected?) However, access and free movement are very important to human beings. (I just pray it is not a mistake.)

There shall never be a compromise with terrorists such as Hamas and others. As to the money that has been held back due to the Hamas government, that shall be released just as soon as they can both agree on a way that is best for the people’s humanitarian needs. There are dozens of truckloads per day being delivered everyday, but the Left press will not write about this. (It bothers me that facts are not disclosed, no matter what the situation.) Also, they both want to make sure the money goes to the moderates and not to the terrorists.

Later in the questioning period, they declared there would not be any benchmarks, ultimatums, or the such. This is what people looking in from the outside do not understand. You cannot do such a thing, especially with a government that is only 10 days old!

At the meeting yesterday, Mubarrak said that what Hamas did was create ‘a coup’. Abbas agreed, basically, because he said the same thing at a later date. Abbas also declared it was totally unacceptable. However, it is too soon to expect any elections in the West Bank.

There were questions about trust (many questions). The answer was rather usual. Trust must be built, even if it is with your enemies of old. What alternative is there? (Fight back?)

Iran was mentioned, Syria was mentioned, Russia was mentioned, and I have no answers for you. My fault. I was writing as fast as I could! I did happen to catch one comment. Israel has an economy that surpasses that of the EU! I wish I knew those numbers. Now that’s something new I could really sink my teeth into.

Let us pray for Israel and her neighbors countrymen and women. (Notice I did not say governments?) Pray for peace, understanding, forgiveness and readiness.Let us also pray that Israel realizes that the more the give, the more the Arabs will consider this weakness. I know most of the Israelis have hearts of peace, and they want the war to stop. Sometimes you have to have take other paths, sometimes you don’t. Let us pray this is one of those times you don’t, but if it is? Let us pray they have the chutzpah! (Yes, I am an Israel supporter. You can’t even sue me! Hahaha.)

H/t: Israel Project.

Read Full Post »

Good News! The Final Move Beyond Iraq was spotlighted in Thursday’s edition of USA Today and is currently ranked #16 nationally.

I am going to ask you to accept an assignment. Would you buy 4 books – one Friday, one Saturday, one Sunday and one on Monday? The cost would be approximately $32.

You are wondering why I am asking you to do this.

On Monday, the United States will meet with Iran in Baghdad. This will be the first meeting since 1979. This diplomatic meeting is an appeasement move to ask the Iranians how we can resolve the crisis in Iraq. This is extremely dangerous. This would be like going to Auschwitz during World War II to ask Hitler how we could curb fascism.

The Iranians have threatened to wipe Israel off the map, and in fact, just last Thursday Ahmadinejad threatened to “uproot the Zionist regime” should it become necessary for Israel to defend herself as a result of the events in Lebanon. He has said the America would disappear from the planet. Iran is responsible for funding terror through Hezbollah and Hamas and for the deaths of 85 percent of the troops in Iraq. This is not the time to expose our underbelly to a terrorist state. The U.S. State Department conference will embolden terrorists to increase the number of body bags returned to America.

This will send a signal that the U.S. is frightened of Iran’s strength and is willing to negotiate.

If you will accept the assignment, next Tuesday I will be on network shows nationwide to attempt to wake up the sleeping nation.

Click here to see the radio and television shows on which I have been interviewed in recent days. We are fighting this battle; the secular media is paying for it. You can help take it to the next level, if you will do this and ask your friends to do the same.

I am going to take a moment to answer some critical questions that you are asking me concerning this crisis:

  • What would happen if the U.S. withdraws from Iraq?

    All Christians in Iraq would be massacred. The Kurds who were gassed by Saddam Hussein would be massacred. Millions of Arabs who provided assistance to the U.S. in Iraq will be killed along with their family members. Millions will die. A Persian (non-Arab) revolution will spread through Iraq from Iran and will push all the way to the border of Israel through Lebanon, consolidating with Hezbollah. The next move will be to destabilize moderate Arab countries before heading to the West.

  • Is America in danger of a nuclear strike by Iran?

    At this time, the answer is “no.” Iran’s nuclear program is not advanced enough to pose a threat to us in 2007. However, by 2009 Iran will have reached the point of no return, if not stopped. What they can do is deliver a handful of nuclear material which would kill hundreds of people. A “dirty bomb” of 25 to 35 pounds of nuclear material could kill 250,000 or more in a highly populated city. Ten kilotons of nuclear material the size of a refrigerator imported from a South American country could kill millions.

  • Since Iran is responsible for 85 percent of the Iraqi and American deaths in Iraq, is there any possibility that it will head to the West with suicide attacks?

    Yes; intelligence leaders have told me that orders have been given to Hezbollah – a sub-contractor of Iran – to do precisely that beginning this summer. The plan is to send Palestinians into the U.S. as suicide bombers to kill Americans and to say that it is a result of U.S. support for Israel. This would completely cloak the fact that Iran was behind it. In fact, the media refused to acknowledge that Iran was behind the 4000 Katyushas fired into Israel last summer.

  • What is the most important thing the U.S. can do?

    The U.S. can help the Kurds close the Iranian border. This would stop the majority of terrorism in Iraq. In order to do that, they must have proper arms. The Kurds are not Arabs, and they are allies of the U.S. A small U.S. military base in Kurdistan to forestall an invasion by Iran or Turkey is needed. President Barzani told me that the Kurds would fight the war from the north to the south, placing themselves and not placing American troops in harm’s way. Another measure would be to impose severe economic sanctions on Iran. The entire plan is laid out in The Final Move Beyond Iraq, and also at www.beyondiraq.com under “Petition to the President.”

  • Please send this email to everyone on your list. Encourage them to pray. This is not a book to frighten people, but is a book to tell the truth. It will help Americans understand that this is a battle for the soul of this nation. The battle is presently being won by God-haters that do not believe in evil, but consider terrorists to be “freedom fighters.” They consider America to be the evil one in the conflict.

    Please forward this to everyone on your list.

    Purchase your copies of
    The Final Move Beyond Iraq
    and win two trips to Israel!
    Amazon.com

    Barnes and Noble.com.

    Booksamillion.com

    Click here to write a review.

    Will you please write a review? The extremists are trying to kill this book and stop this cause before it has even been birthed. The liberal Left believes that the 9/11 terrorists were right and that we should feel guilty for defending ourselves; that if we simply give them what they want (our lives and the soul of America).

    All royalties from the book will be used to bless Israel.

    THE MOVIE, go to www.beyondiraq.com.

    Join the Jerusalem Prayer Team Now!

    Read Full Post »

    Thank you to the 26 wonderful friends who wrote a 5-star review. I am praying that we get four times that many. Why? I just received word that a U.S.-Arab organization that fights what they call the extremist “Christian Taliban” (Bible-believing, pro-Israel Christians in America) is organizing to launch a major campaign to trash the book. This group considers Christians more dangerous that the 9-11 terrorists.

    Below are some of the negative reviews that have been posted on the website:

    Brainwashing the Gullible, May 23, 2007
    Wow, Mr. Evans should be charged for intellectual terrorism. His hate for Muslims and his pro-Israeli/Neo-Con bias in this book are staggering. This is just a preparatory brainwashing of the public so that it would accept a pre-emptive attack (ie. Aggression) on Iran by the US and Israel. It’s quite sad that this is a best-seller, signalling a shift in American society into extremism and deep ignorance about the world.

    History attempting to repeat itself?, May 20, 2007
    I’m sorry, but there are some phrases that need to be eradicated from our vocabulary, especially when we’re discussing religion, ethnicity & etc., and “The Final Solution” is one of them.

    war isn’t security, May 19, 2007
    Yes, Americans do need to wake up and realize that as long as we meet any possible threat to our security with more war and violence there will ALWAYS be more enemies.

    that’s right – wake up, America! May 19, 2007
    The authors of this book, and those who think like them, are truly dangerous people: warmongering religious fanatics desperate to bring about a final clash of civilizations, no matter how many lives have to go up in smoke. It’s not just the so-called “Islamofascists” we have to worry about – it’s the fascists in our own society. Why don’t we wake up from our slumbers and start calling them by their true name?

    Wrong Country Bushie, May 19, 2007
    I just think it’s funny all these pro-war hypocrites never actually want to step foot on the battlefield, just write books and speak out for battle.

    Click here to write a review..

    Would you fight back today by writing a 5-star review, and please Send a copy to Mike to encourage him? The extremists are trying to kill this book and stop this cause before it has even been birthed. The liberal Left believes that the 9/11 terrorists were right and that we should feel guilty for defending ourselves; that if we simply give them what they want (our lives and the soul of America).

    If you don’t have time to write a review, please read the positive reviews, and if you agree, just click on “Yes, the review was helpful.”

    CLICK HERE to see how you can win two all-expense paid trips to Israel in 2008 just by purchasing the book and telling your friends.

    All royalties from the book will be used to bless Israel.

    THE MOVIE, go to www.beyondiraq.com.

    Read Full Post »

     

     

    Only twice in Jerusalem’s history has the city served as a national capital. The first time was as the capital of the two Jewish Commonwealths during the First and Second Temple periods, as described in the Bible, reinforced by archaeological evidence and numerous ancient documents. The second time is in modern times as the capital of the State of Israel. It has never served as an Arab capital for the simple reason that there has never been a Palestinian Arab state.

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

    • Jews in prayer always turn toward Jerusalem.
    • Arks (the sacred chests) that hold Torah scrolls in synagogues throughout the world face Jerusalem.
    • Jews end Passover Seders each year with the words: “Next year in Jerusalem”; the same words are pronounced at the end of Yom Kippur, the most solemn day of the Jewish year.
    • A three-week moratorium on weddings in the summer recalls the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by the Babylonian army in 586 BCE. That period culminates in a special day of mourning – Tisha B’Av (the 9th day of the Hebrew month Av) – commemorating the destruction of both the First and Second Temples.
    • Jewish wedding ceremonies – joyous occasions, are marked by sorrow over the loss of Jerusalem. The groom recites a biblical verse from the Babylonian Exile: “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning,” and breaks a glass in commemoration of the destruction of the Temples.

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

    • When Jews pray they face Jerusalem; in Jerusalem Israelis pray facing the Temple Mount.
    • When Muslims pray, they face Mecca; in Jerusalem Muslims pray with their backs to the city.
    • Even at burial, a Muslim face is turned toward Mecca.
    • Finally, consider the number of times “Jerusalem” is mentioned in the two religions’ holy books:
    • The Old Testament mentions ‘Jerusalem’ 349 times. Zion, another name for ‘Jerusalem,’ is mentioned 108 times.
      The Quran never mentions Jerusalem – not even once.

    To learn more click HERE * To send a comment click HERE.

    Read Full Post »

    The 1960s produced the television series Lost in Space. While much of that series may have been forgettable, except to today’s cult following, one catchphrase resurfaces from time to time. One of the characters was a child named Will Robinson. His companion was a robot whose attitude toward young Will was always protective. When threatened with peril, the robot would intone, “Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!” While the robot could warn of danger, Will was the one responsible to take the proper evasive action to protect himself and/or his family.

    Today, we in America are being warned repeatedly about the danger we face from Iran and its headlong rush to acquire nuclear weapons. In late October 2006, at a fundraiser hosted by Lee Roy Mitchell, owner of Cinemark Corporation, and Norm Miller, of Interstate Batteries, for my The Final Move: Beyond Iraq television special, Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya’alon, former IDF chief of staff, gave a keynote speech. As he had done in our previous meetings, Ya’alon issued yet another warning of the danger posed by the Iranian government. Among his comments, he said, “Iran is now the center of gravity. The only nation that can shut down 100 percent of Iran’s nuclear program and neutralize their ability to retaliate is the United States.” He went on to say, “It cannot be done in 2008; it will be too late.”20

    In talking with Ya’alon, his rationale was clear. Sometime in 2007 or 2008, Iran will reach the point of no return in its nuclear program. Once they do that, even if they are set back somehow immediately afterward, they can always proceed to produce nuclear weapons in secret later on because they will already have the knowledge of how to do so. Iran must never be able to reach this point in its nuclear research.

    If Iran is to be stopped before this, the United States must act decisively in 2007. If we wait until 2008, elections will be too distracting to Congress to be able to rally support for such an effort—an effort that may necessitate military action. With the Bush administration’s policies and plans concerning the war on terror already under tremendous fire at home, it is unlikely those vying for political office will have the courage to do what is right in the face of Iran’s nuclear threat.

    Lt. Gen. Ya’alon is only one of many who have cried, “Danger, America! Danger!” And, like young Will Robinson, the decision to act to protect our nation and our families is ours to make, and the plan is ours to execute. The safety of future generations is in our hands. The questions now are: What will we do with this deadly knowledge? How much time do we have to act? Do we have the resolve to win the war on terror regardless of what it takes? Or do we allow ourselves to be swallowed up in the tsunami of terrorism that is certain to engulf the shores of America if the Islamofascists are not stopped?

    The battle for the soul of America is being lost. Intelligence leaders have related to me that terrorists fighting in Iraq are planning to head to the U.S. as early as this summer. If those with moral clarity sleep, America’s next president may be presiding over a nuclear 9/11.

    In just 8 days, a battle will be fought for the soul of America by God-fearing men and women worldwide. I’ve been to Iraq twice this year; the last trip was at the invitation of President Barzani for a State visit. The book, The Final Move Beyond Iraq, will be in stores on May 15.

    We are asking every caring person to purchase books beginning May 15. Why? Because this book can be driven to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers’ list. Why is that important? It will place this book before tens of million of people and will open doors of opportunity to share its message and wage this battle on secular networks.

    The battle can be won, but it has to be fought by knowing the truth (it will set us free), and through prayer.

    Millions of praying saints (Daniels and Esthers) can reverse the curse. Esther won the battle:

    “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. What’s more, who can say but that you have been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

    Daniel won the battle: “The people that do know their God will be strong and do exploits…” (Daniel 11:28)

    All royalties from the book will be used to bless Israel.

    CLICK HERE to read an excerpt (Pages 244-246) from an interview with General Hugh Shelton.

    THE MOVIE, go to www.beyondiraq.com.

    Please forward this to your friends and ask them to do the same.

    Read Full Post »

    Once it became apparent to Hussein that his bravado was not going to deter the U.S.-led coalition from an attack, he began to order the disbursal of trainees from the various terrorist training camps around Iraq, most notably in Nasiriyah and Fallujah. The trainees were provided money, arms, explosives, and transportation. Teams of terrorists were assigned the job of penetrating Saudi Arabia’s borders with the assignment to carry out terrorist attacks. One team was able to murder a Saudi judge, Abdul Rahman al-Suhaybani, known for combating subversive activities in his province. The team members then went underground to join the vast terror networks, al Qaeda, al-Muwahhidun, Hezbollah, and others so that they could one day emerge to kill again.

    With the U.S. air and ground offensives in full swing and coalition troops steadily advancing on Baghdad, Hussein began to lose confidence in the outcome of the war. It is thought that Hussein began to put into effect several possible escape plans. One involved calling in markers from his friends in Belarus. Hussein asked for charter flights to transport cargo and members of his family out of Iraq. A plane identified as a Belarusian IL-76 transport allegedly took off from Saddam International Airport and traversed Iranian airspace on its flight to Minsk, Belarus. There was initial speculation that both Hussein and his sons were on board the flight.3 Another exile-of-choice location was Paris, and indeed a group of Hussein’s handpicked scientists were among the first to be transported from Iraq to Paris via Damascus. This was yet another example of French cooperation with Saddam Hussein’s regime.

    Another arrangement involved Hussein joining a convoy of Russian diplomats from Baghdad to Damascus. When it was suggested that there might be a safer route through Amman, the Russian delegation declined and insisted on going to Damascus. With the convoy was Russian ambassador to Iraq, Vladimir Titorenko. It has been reported that Hussein donned a disguise and joined the convoy carrying some twenty-five Russians. Just outside Baghdad, the convoy came under fire; five diplomats were wounded, some seriously, said Russian foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Yakovenko. Although the U.S. Central Command maintained that there were no coalition forces near where the attack occurred, Secretary of State Colin Powell contacted Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov to express his sincere apology for the incident. Powell did not admit any U.S. culpability though.4

    As the ground fighting around Baghdad began in earnest, Lt. Gen. John Abizaid, CENTCOM deputy commander, reported, “Regular Iraqi army units seemed to vanish as the coalition advanced. Low numbers of Iraqi prisoners indicated that the regular army units were avoiding the fight…Regular Iraqi forces [along with senior officers] ‘have just melted away.’”5

    With coalition troops entering Baghdad, the city fell into chaos. Various Iranian-armed and funded militia groups began to make their presence known in the city. The Shiite faction was, from all accounts, the most well-armed and organized of the groups. The popularity of the anti-American, anti–Saddam Hussein groups grew as it became known they could provide food and medicine to the neighborhoods they controlled. One such area became known as Sadr City, a low-income suburb of Baghdad and home of some two million Shia Muslims.

    It looked as though advance preparations by Iran and Syria to make Iraq virtually uncontrollable were in full swing. The rage and antipathy of the Muslim world was directed at the “Great Satan.” Decree after decree and fatwa after fatwa were issued, calling for jihad against the United States. One came from Dr. Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, sheikh of Al-Azhar. He rallied the Iraqi people to continue their “Jihad in defense of religion, faith, honor, and property, because Jihad is a religious ruling of Islam aimed at opposing aggressors,” and encouraged Arab and Islamic volunteers to travel to Iraq, “to support the Jihad of their oppressed brethren there, because resistance to oppression is an Islamic obligation, whether the oppressor is Muslim or not.”6

    In meetings between Iran’s Khamenei and Khatami and Syria’s al-Assad, the leaders determined that the United States should be met with violent resistance from the various Iraqi factions and from jihadists imported for the purpose of creating pandemonium for the coalition troops. The men called on the radical Islamic forces in the region to oppose an American occupation by every means possible. Again, Yossef Bodansky reported that Majlis (Iranian parliament) deputy Majid Ansari, in a briefing prior to the summit between Khamenei and al-Assad, outlined Iran’s position:

    Even if they [the Americans] succeed in capturing Iraq…they will still face difficulties.… We [the Iranian leadership] are hoping that the Americans would be bogged down in Iraq and fail to realize their expansionist politics.…Even if America were to become victorious in Iraq for a short time…such a victory will be the beginning of serious problems for America’s warmongering and expansionist politicians.7

    Both leaders were well aware that they were unable to forestall an American attack but could create havoc within Iraq once Saddam Hussein was deposed. The call for Islamic fanatics—terrorists, all—went forth and was answered by volunteers from Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Palestinian Territory, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iran, and Syria, among others. The question for the coalition troops now became one of how to identify peaceful Iraqi citizens from the influx of terrorists bent on killing them in any way possible.

    The battle for the soul of America is being lost. Intelligence leaders have related to me that terrorists fighting in Iraq are planning to head to the U.S. as early as this summer. If those with moral clarity sleep, America’s next president may be presiding over a nuclear 9/11.

    A Message from Mike Evans:

    In just 11 days, a battle will be fought for the soul of America by God-fearing men and women worldwide. I’ve been to Iraq twice this year; the last trip was at the invitation of President Barzani for a State visit. The book, The Final Move Beyond Iraq, will be in stores on May 15.

    We are asking every caring person to purchase books beginning May 15. Why? Because this book can be driven to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers’ list. Why is that important? It will place this book before tens of million of people and will open doors of opportunity to share its message and wage this battle on secular networks.

    The battle can be won, but it has to be fought by knowing the truth (it will set us free), and through prayer.

    Millions of praying saints (Daniels and Esthers) can reverse the curse. Esther won the battle:

    “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. What’s more, who can say but that you have been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

    Daniel won the battle: “The people that do know their God will be strong and do exploits…” (Daniel 11:28)

    Please pray for God’s favor on the national campaign that begins May 15 with the book, The Final Move Beyond Iraq. Pray for a great open door with the networks, and pray for strength and favor as Mike steps into the fiery furnace to battle for the soul of America. Pray for protection as he battles against God-haters and radical Islamic fanatics (9/11 types) that are living among us. Pray also that everyone you know will join the battle by getting the word out, by buying the book and movie, and by telling their friends. Pray that every pastor will preach and every Sunday School teacher and prayer group will teach on this subject using the PowerPoint program and message entitled “What is Evil” available on the www.beyondiraq.com site.

    Read Full Post »

     Below is an excerpt (Pages 42-44) from Dr. Mike Evans’ latest book, The Final Move Beyond Iraq:

    We must know our enemies. We have two opponents, the irreconcilable wing of Islam and the evil power that inspires it. Once God’s people see this clearly, we will plunder hell to populate heaven.

    The basis for defeating bigotry and despotism of Islamofascism is rooted in the Christian faith and moral clarity of George W. Bush, just as defeating Communism was in the faith and moral vision of Ronald Reagan. Totalitarian regimes must be opposed. We must establish a biblical basis and principles for the battle that President Bush and America are fighting. This war cannot be won without this foundation. If we turn inward, relaxing in our own comforts, and stop promoting all the Judeo-Christian principles on which this nation was built, we too easily let evil have its way.

    In the minds of Europe’s leftist elite, Bush is a bloodthirsty, dimwitted cowboy. (Ronald Reagan was given a similar label, yet it was he who coined the term “Iron Triangle” to define the marriage between the liberal special interest groups, the politicians, and the media.) They mock Mr. Bush and impugn his Christian faith for seeing the world as black or white. They see his moral compass as a dangerous instrument. They have fallen in love with appeasement because they do not believe in evil and thus refuse to confront it.

    On September 11, 2001, evil surfaced in America in a way never before seen. The nation rallied to confront evil in Afghanistan and Iraq. Since that time, our wounds have healed, our senses have been deadened, and our memories dulled. I believe we are on the brink of the greatest opportunity in history to confront the source of all evil. If we fail, the results will be catastrophic.

    Liberals have a difficult time seeing moral issues clearly because most of them are moral relativists. They reject absolute standards of good and evil or right and wrong. In their worldview, man is perfectible, human nature is on a path toward enlightenment, and the concept of original sin is primitive.

    These humanists invented Arafat as a peacemaker and gave him the façade of a freedom fighter, not a terrorist. In their eyes, those who blow up Jews are driven to such acts because of injustices. The victims of these crimes are seen as the causers of the problem, and the perpetrators are seen as the innocent and exploited. Those same humanists believe the lie that bad acts must be blamed on society, or psychological or economic circumstances. Moral relativists despise those who grasp the nature of evil. Victims are demonized and murderers are glorified. We saw that in September 1993 when Yasser Arafat was invited to the Clinton White House. Instead of being apprehended as a thug and murderer (there was an outstanding call for his arrest for ordering the brutal murders of ambassador Cleo Noel and chargé d’affaires C. Curtis Moore in Khartoum, Sudan, in 1973), he was welcomed like an international statesman.

    President Bush, in his State of the Union speech following 9/11 said, “Evil is real, and it must be opposed.”17 President Bush was called “simplistic” because he did not see diversity and tolerance as a reasonable alternative. They wanted Bush to apologize for looking to his God and the Bible for guidance.

    Secular humanists make excuses for evil, or worse, deny evil’s existence and coddle it by refusing to confront it. Instead, they feed it. Jesus did not negotiate with evil; He did not sweet-talk it, nor did He compromise with it. Evil is seeing moral issues in shades of gray, not in black and white. The reality of evil is rejected because the Bible is rejected as the gold standard of moral truth.

    The Nazi Party referred to U.S. liberal ambassador Joseph Kennedy as Germany’s best friend in London because of his open anti-Semitism. In their twisted minds, the Jews had provoked the war because they intended to destroy the German State. “Every Jew,” wrote Nazi politician Joseph Goebbels, “is a sworn enemy of the German people.”18 He believed in the Jewish conspiracy myth called The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. To the very end, the Nazis maintained plausible deniability about their injustices to the Jews. Adolf Eichmann—whose continued pleas that he was “just following orders” at the Nuremburg trials made him the poster child for abdication of conscience—was a prime example.

    If the devil does exist as the Bible says he does, there is no better proof of it than that those following his agenda seek first to destroy Jews, and then Christians. It is a lesson we should have learned in World War II and face again with the Islamofascists.

    At the Harvard graduation ceremony in 1978, Alexander Solzhenitsyn shocked that august university and the nation with his speech, “A World Split Apart.” Solzhenitsyn saw the effects of moral decay in America in the attempts to divorce God from its public squares and build a wall of separation between church and state, replacing God with the government as the creator of liberties. Having undermined her moral vision, America had lost her courage to confront evil in the world.

    The battle for the soul of America is being lost. Intelligence leaders have related to me that terrorists fighting in Iraq are planning to head to the U.S. as early as this summer. If those with moral clarity sleep, America’s next president may be presiding over a nuclear 9/11.

    In just 12 days, a battle will be fought for the soul of America by God-fearing men and women worldwide. I’ve been to Iraq twice this year; the last trip was at the invitation of President Barzani for a State visit. The book, The Final Move Beyond Iraq, will be in stores on May 15.

    We are asking every caring person to purchase books beginning May 15. Why? Because this book can be driven to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers’ list. Why is that important? It will place this book before tens of million of people and will open doors of opportunity to share its message and wage this battle on secular networks.

    The battle can be won, but it has to be fought by knowing the truth (it will set us free), and through prayer.

    Millions of praying saints (Daniels and Esthers) can reverse the curse. Esther won the battle:

    “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. What’s more, who can say but that you have been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

    Daniel won the battle: “The people that do know their God will be strong and do exploits…” (Daniel 11:28)

    CLICK HERE to read an excerpt (221-223) from an interview with Benjamin Netanyahu.

    THE MOVIE, go to www.beyondiraq.com.

    Please forward this to your friends and ask them to do the same.

    Join the Jerusalem Prayer Team Now!

    Read Full Post »

    The battle for the soul of America is being lost. Intelligence leaders have related to me that terrorists fighting in Iraq are planning to head to the U.S. as early as this summer. If those with moral clarity sleep, America’s next president may be presiding over a nuclear 9/11.

    In just 13 days, a battle will be fought for the soul of America by God-fearing men and women worldwide. I’ve been to Iraq twice this year; the last trip was at the invitation of President Barzani for a State visit. The book, The Final Move Beyond Iraq, will be in stores on May 15.

    We are asking every caring person to purchase books beginning May 15. Why? Because this book can be driven to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers’ list. Why is that important? It will place this book before tens of million of people and will open doors of opportunity to share its message and wage this battle on secular networks.

    Millions of praying saints (Daniels and Esthers) can reverse the curse. Esther won the battle:

    “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. What’s more, who can say but that you have been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

    Daniel won the battle: “The people that do know their God will be strong and do exploits…” (Daniel 11:28)

    Below is an excerpt (Pages 33-36) from Dr. Mike Evans’ latest book, The Final Move Beyond Iraq:

    A wind of counter-revolution is blowing across the Middle East and directly into the faces of the Islamofascists and their hopes for spreading Khomeini’s Islamic revolution worldwide. Both Iraq and Afghanistan have held democratic elections. President Bush was right in his decision to invade Iraq—he has established a base to inject the vaccination of democracy into the bloodstream of oil-rich, tyrannical regimes that suppress the human rights of the masses and confuse them with outlandish conspiracy myths about Israel and the West. The terrorists, however, are trying to destroy this move toward truth, freedom, and democracy—and the liberal Left in America is helping them succeed.

    America is not hated by liberal leftists, appeasement states, and oppressive regimes because it is doing wrong, but because it is doing right. The belief of these regimes is that a perfect world is a weak and anemic America that embraces the perpetrator and castigates the victim.

    President Bush’s plan, like that of Ronald Reagan toward the Soviet Union, will bring a new beginning to the Middle East. For the first time since the rebirth of their nation in 1948, the Israelis see the opportunity of a lifetime for a more democratic region. President Bush’s battle for the soul of the Middle East is beginning to succeed, much to the chagrin of the liberal Left. In order for his course to continue, God-fearing Americans must unite and battle for the soul of America.

    The foundational promise on which the return of Jesus Christ and all prophecy is contingent is found in Matthew 24:14:

    This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

    This doctrine is taught and believed by more than one billion Christians worldwide that consider themselves “evangelical.”

    The Middle East is the last frontier for the proclamation of our Judeo-Christian principles, fulfilling Jesus’s last words on the earth:

    But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

    —ACTS 1:8

    The church will, in fact, respond to the words of Jesus, and in doing so will birth the greatest revival the Middle East—and the world—has ever known.

    The basis for President Bush’s conviction is this: good versus evil. It is a doctrine of the Bible from Genesis to the cross and to the very end of the age, as well as the foundational doctrine in President Bush’s war on terror. As Edmund Burke’s oft-quoted saying goes, “All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” It was the same doctrine Ronald Reagan used in defeating the so-called “Evil Empire” of the Soviet Union.

    Why do followers of Christ feel a God-ordained call to wage war against evil and to support Israel? How is this mission based on the Bible, and how will it birth a Great Awakening in America and the Middle East, causing these believers to refocus their passions on confronting the root of all evil?

    For example, how can Christians support a war when Jesus has said, “Love your enemies”? The New Testament clearly states that civil magistrates can wage war against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Romans 13:1–4 NASU says:

    Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

    Today, the battle of good versus evil is being fought from within. Liberals hate the America of which Christian presidents dream. They hate Israel, the Bible, and Christians in general. They subject Christians to scorn, ridicule, and discrimination. There is no attack on American culture more deadly than the secular humanists’ attack against God in American public life.

    The insults, verbal abuse, and attacks are so severe that anyone who contradicts them is labeled ignorant, evil, racist, and a bigot. The dumbing down of America has begun, and all in the name of political correctness and a new godless globalism.

    The hippies of the 60s have become the establishment against which they once railed. Even though they run the culture, the media, the educational system, the courts, the arts, and so forth, they are still self-destructing. From the public and private sector, from mainstream Hollywood to the public schools, from Washington politics to local judges, from the arts to the sciences, they are self-destructing.

    America, the noble experiment, is under siege. The tidal wave of evil is sweeping over our nation: the self-injuring, spirit-destroying, conscious-searing practices of pornography, abortion, homosexuality, and drug and alcohol abuse are being supported as they never have been before. There is a vicious moral and spiritual war raging in the hearts and minds of Americans.

    ————————————–

    At the heart of liberalism is a belief that evil really doesn’t exist, people are basically good, and thus individuals can’t really be held accountable for the wrong they do. The liberal tactic is that it is better just to talk with people since we are basically all the same and reasonable at heart, rather than bringing criminals to justice or fighting to stop those committing crimes upon humanity.

    The liberal crowd wants God and the Bible out of America. Our first president, George Washington, said, “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.…Reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”3 John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”4

    All royalties from the book will be used to bless Israel.

    CLICK HERE to read an excerpt (Pages 218-221) from an interview with Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The Movie, log onto www.beyondiraq.com.

    Please forward this to your friends and ask them to do the same.

    Read Full Post »

    We are asking every caring person to purchase books beginning May 15. Why? Because this book can be driven to the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers’ list. Why is that important? It will place this book before tens of million of people and will open doors of opportunity to share its message and wage this battle on secular networks.

    The battle can be won, but it has to be fought by knowing the truth (it will set us free), and through prayer.

    Millions of praying saints (Daniels and Esthers) can reverse the curse. Esther won the battle:

    “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. What’s more, who can say but that you have been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

    Daniel won the battle: “The people that do know their God will be strong and do exploits…” (Daniel 11:28)

    Below is an excerpt (Pages 26-28) from Dr. Mike Evans’ latest book, The Final Move Beyond Iraq:

    —————————-

    Shia Islam was founded in A.D. 661 by Ali ibn Abi Talib. It was from his name that Shia evolved. It is literally a derivation of Shiat Ali—“partisans of Ali.” As a descendant of Muhammad, Ali was thought to be the last of the true caliphs. He was wildly popular until he came face-to-face in a battle with the army of the governor of Damascus in A.D. 661. It is said that the Damascene soldiers attached verses from the Quran to the tips of their spears. When faced with fighting a force hiding behind the words of Muhammad, Ali’s army declined to fight. Ali, left only with the option of negotiating with his enemy, sought appeasement. While he escaped death at the hands of his enemy in open combat, Ali was eventually killed by one of his own rabid followers.

    When Ali died, the governor of Damascus, Mu’awiya, anointed himself caliph. Ali’s son, Hassan, the rightful heir to the caliphate, died under suspicious circumstances, while the next in the line of succession, Hussein, agreed to do nothing until Mu’awiya died. He was soon disappointed yet again, however, when Mu’awiya’s son, Yazid, appropriated the position of caliph and went to battle against Hussein. The bloody battle of Karbala that erupted resulted in the deaths of Hussein and his army. Only Hussein’s baby boy survived the carnage, and he became the hope of reestablishing Ali’s claim to the caliphate.

    With the ascension of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the position of power in Iran, we have heard much about the last known descendant of Hussein, Muhammad al-Mahdi, or the Mahdi. Al-Mahdi was the Twelfth Imam in the line of Ali who disappeared down a well at the age of four. Refusing to believe that he was dead, his followers imbued him with timelessness. They declared him to be merely “hidden,” and that on some future date he would suddenly appear to reestablish an Islamic caliphate worldwide. Their eschatology, however, proved problematic; it espoused an apocalyptic upheaval in order for the Mahdi, or Hidden Imam, to ascend to his rightful place of leadership. These “Twelvers” championed the belief that every individual, regardless of their religious belief, would one day bow to Islam—or die.

    As time passed and the Mahdi failed to make an appearance, authority passed to the ulema, a body of mullahs endowed with the power to appoint a supreme leader. Perhaps one of the best-known imams was Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

    Notable among the various dynasties of Persia were the Safavids who ruled from 1501 to 1736. It was under this dynasty that Shia Islam became Iran’s official religion. It was also during this time that Persia was united as a single sovereignty that became the bridge to what we now know as Iran.

    It was the Afsharid leader, Nadir Shah, who first declared himself the shah of Iran in 1736. He invaded Khandahar in Afghanistan, and two years after assuming the throne in Iran, he overran India. He amassed great wealth including the seizure of the renowned Peacock Throne and the 105-carat Koh-i-Noor (Persian for “mountain of light”) diamond. (The magnificent diamond was presented to Queen Victoria in 1851 and is now part of the celebrated British Crown Jewels.) Nadir Shah was a tyrannical ruler; his reign ended with his assassination in 1747.

    The Afsharid dynasty was followed by the Zand and Qajar dynasties. In 1906, Iran experienced a constitutional revolution that divided the power of rule between the shah and a parliamentary body called the Majlis. The last of the Qajar dynasty rulers, Ahmad Shah Qajar, was overthrown in a coup in 1921, and the Pahlavis—who sat on the Peacock Throne until 1979—took the power as shahs. Ahmad Shah Qajar died in exile in France in 1930.

    It was the first Pahlavi, Reza Shah Pahlavi the Great, who in 1935 asked the world to stop referring to his nation as Persia and to use the name Iran instead. Iran means “land of the Aryans” and was the name the natives used in referring to their country.4

    During more than twenty-five centuries of history, Persians have maintained their unique sense of identity. Though they converted to Islam, they have not always followed the accepted views of the religion. To an extent, Zoroastrianism, the religion of the early Persians, colors the Iranian variety of Islam.

    Iran is now not only one of the largest countries in the Middle East, but also in the Islamic world. Because of past experiences, Iran has developed a thorny separatism. Invaded during both World Wars and later set upon by Iraq, Iran has reason to fear foreign influence.

    The borders of Iran remained largely unchanged during the twentieth century, but the desire to recapture the glory of the vast Persian Empire has apparently lain dormant. Perhaps this pragmatism is the driving force behind Iran’s seemingly sudden emergence as a budding player in the world’s nuclear superpower game.

    It was during the reign of the last shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, that plans to bring Iran into the nuclear age began. Bushehr was to be the site of the first two reactors and, indeed, building on the site began in 1975. While the shah was still in control, research and development on fissile material production was also initiated. This, however, as well as all of the shah’s other ambitions, ended with the Islamic revolution of 1979.

    —————————–

    For more information, log onto www.beyondiraq.com.

    Join the Jerusalem Prayer Team Now!

    Do not reply to this email. Please address email inquiries to jpteam@sbcglobal.net

    Read Full Post »

    Israel at 59

    The continuous struggle to independence
    April 24 2007 | Eli E. Hertz

    About six months before the War of Independence in 1948, Palestinian Arabs launched a series of riots, pillaging, and bloodletting. Then came the invasion of seven Arab armies from neighboring states attempting to prevent the establishment of a Jewish state in accordance with the UN’s 1947 recommendation to Partition Palestine, a plan the Arabs rejected.

    The Jewish state not only survived: It came into possession of territories – land from which its adversaries launched their first attempt to destroy the newly created State of Israel.

    In the first critical weeks after the British left the region and Israel declared its independence, the combined Arab armies of: Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Trans-Jordan, Iraq, and contingents from Saudi Arabia and Yemen aimed at a small Jewish militia with three tanks and five artillery pieces. Israel had no air force, and until arms were rushed in from abroad and a regular army could be organized, it relied on the only strength it had: 70 years worth of social solidarity inspired by the Zionist endeavor.

    Israel’s citizens understood that defeat meant the end of their Jewish state before it could even get off the ground. In the first critical weeks of battle, and against all odds, Israel prevailed on several fronts.

    The metaphor of Israel having her back to the sea reflected the image crafted by Arab political and religious leaders’ rhetoric and incitement. Already in 1948 several car bombs had killed Jews and massacres of Jewish civilians underscored Arab determination to wipe out the Jews and their state.

    There were 6,000 Israeli dead as a result of that war, in a population of 600,000. One percent of the Jewish population was gone. In American terms, the equivalent is 3 million American civilians and soldiers killed over an 18-month period.

    Israel War of Independence in 1948 was lawful and in self-defence as may be reflected in UN resolutions naming Israel a “peace loving State” when it applied for membership at the United Nations. Both, the Security Council (March 4, 1949) and the UN General Assembly (May 11, 1949) declared:

    “Decides in its judgment that Israel is a peace-loving State and is able and willing to carry out the obligations contained in the Charter …”

    Happy birthday peace-loving Israel

    To see the entire article please click HERE

     

    Read Full Post »

    Happy Easter

    Just a little note from me to you: Christ our Lord has Risen today! Hallelujah! 😉

    Christ the Lord is Risen today. Alleluia!
    Sons of men and angels say: Alleluia!
    Raise your joys and triumphs high. Alleluia!
    Sing, ye heavens, and, earth, reply, Alleluia!

    Lives again our glorious King. Alleluia!
    Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
    Dying once, He all doth save. Alleluia!
    Where they victory, O grave? Alleluia!

    Loves’s redeeming work is done. Alleluia!
    Fought the fight, the battle won. Alleluia!
    Death in vain forbids Him rise. Alleluia!
    Christ has opened paradise. Alleluia!

    Soar we now where Christ has led. Alleluia!
    Following our exalted Head. Alleluia!
    Made like Him, like Him we rise. Alleluia!
    Ours the cross, the grave, the skies. Alleluia!

    Amen.

    Read Full Post »

    From the desk of SWC:

    Yesterday, during the year’s first meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated, “The world is watching to see whether this young council will live up to its promise.”

    Since its inception a year ago, the new U.N. Human Rights Council, which replaced the infamously politicized Human Rights Commission, has passed eight, one-sided resolutions accusing Israel of human rights violations and four more are planned. Among the issues scheduled for discussion during the Council’s meeting is U.N. Special Rapporteur John Dugard’s new report claiming that Israel is an occupying force among the Palestinians and that she has committed crimes such as apartheid and colonialism.

    Therefore, please join with the Simon Wiesenthal Center in urging U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour,  to direct the Human Rights  Council to focus its attention away from resolutions bashing Israel and rather on what the U.N. itself has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis: Darfur. The U.N. Council’s failure to act has been the direct result of the combined voting bloc of certain African states with the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference, whose goal is to prevent any resolution condemning Sudan, one of their own. Meanwhile, millions continue to be raped, murdered, starved and displaced.

    Even the new U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, has said he is “worried by its [the UNHRC’s] disproportionate focus on violations by Israel.” And, R. Nicholas Burns, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs told the US Foreign Affairs Committee, “It [the UNHRC] spent the entire year slamming Israel.”

    Stop the U.N’s one-sided, anti-Israel bashing by using this link to sign the petition to U.N. Human Rights Chief Louise Arbour...

    Read Full Post »

    Iran, Syria supplying weapons and aid to Islamic terror groups [See List Below ]

    JERUSALEM, Israel – As Israel and the United States worked together this week to resume peace talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, growing signs indicate a concerted effort by the radical Islamic terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas to rearm themselves in preparation for further conflict.
     
    Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based, Iranian-backed Shiite militant group that initated a war against Israel this past summer after their gunmen crossed the Lebanese-Israeli internationally recognized border, is now receiving weekly shipments of weapons from Iran and Syria. “We know that Syria is trying all the time to smuggle weapons over the Lebanese border to Hezbollah,” Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told members of the foreign press on Feb. 20.

    In an interview with a Kuwaiti newspaper on Feb. 3, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah openly declared that Iran is supplying his group with monetary aid and weapons. [1]

    On Feb. 9 the Arabic daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported that a truck carrying 60 Grad rockets and 240 mortar shells of different callabers, intended for Hezbollah’s use, was intercepted in Beirut by the Lebanese Army. [2].

    Many of Hezbollah’s missiles caches were destroyed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) after the group bomarded Israel’s northern border with hundreds of Katyusha rockets. But because of Syria’s aid in rearmament, Hezbollah has “returned to its pre-war capabilities and has even become stronger,” said IDF Brigade-General Yossi Baidatz, head of the Military Intelligence Research Division, in a breifing to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Feb. 20. [3].

    Hezbollah’s growing weapons stockpile is also enabling it to smuggle rockets and anti-tank missiles to Gaza-based Sunni terror groups, including Hamas’ military wing (Izzedeen al-Qassam Brigades) and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

    On Feb. 20 Israeli Police prevented a PIJ terrorist from conducting a large-scale terrorist attack in the Tel Aviv area. [4]  Palestinian Islamic Jihad also claimed responsibility for the Jan. 29 suicide bombing in Eilat, which left three Israelis dead and also orchestrated the April 17, 2006 suicide bombing  that killed 11 in Tel Aviv.

    PIJ’s leader, Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah, is listed on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (F.B.I) website as one of the “Most Wanted Terrorists.” [5]  A $5 million dollar reward has been offered for his capture under the Rewards for Justice Program.

    PIJ’s violent military wing, Sayeret Al-Quds Brigades , have been responsible for firing most of the Qassam rockets from Gaza into Israel.

    Iran also provides PIJ with an estimated $2 million in state-sponsored funding to PIJ annually. [6].  

    Evidence of Hamas and Hezbollah Rearmament:

    • Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the militant group responsible for launching many of the Qassam rockets from Gaza into Israel, announced on Feb. 8 that they developed a new Qassam launcher – from which three rockets were previously launched – that can fire up to six Qassams at once. Typical Qassam launchers can only fire one rocket at a time. [7].
    • Under the control of the Hamas government, Palestinians are now capable of launching Qassam rockets into the coastal town of Ashkelon, which lies 13 km (8 mi.) from northern Gaza. Qassams usually can travel 3 -10 km (1.8 – 6 mi.).
    • Palestinian militant groups are actively working to extend the range of Qassam rockets fired from Gaza into Israel. In July and August 2006, Qassam rockets firing distances were measured at 15 and 16.3 km (9.3 and 10.1). [8].
    • Hamas’ green light for continued terror against Israel has resulted in the development by its military wing of a new double-engine Qassam rocket, and the acquisition of Grad-style Katyusha rockets that can reach targets within 18-30 km (11-19 mi.). [9].
    • On March 28, 2006, Palestinian Islamic Jihad launched a Grad-type Katyusha into Israel for the first time. [10].  Four Grad-type rockets in total have been fired into Israeli territory.
    • The IDF now believes that the Izzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades and other Palestinian military factions have Sagger anti-tank missiles in their possession. The Sagger AT-3 is an anti-tank missile that can pierce 400 mm of armor and hit a target up to 3 km (1.9 mi.). [11].
    • Following the U.N. brokered cease-fire on Aug. 11, 2006, Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported that Iran and Syria were already working to rearm Hezbollah, and stockpiles of weapons were awaiting transport for the group in Syria. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards were specifically responsible for supplying those arms to militants in southern Lebanon. [12].

    In addition, several Palestinian terrorist groups receive training, financial support and weapons from Iran and Syria. They also receive thousands of dollars in reward money for each attack on Israel, according to an Israeli Security Agency source. [13].

    Sometimes they are paid before the attack and sometimes they submit a bill to Lebanon afterward and the money gets transferred a short while later,” according to the source. [14].

    Security officials also said Hezbollah is directly involved in smuggling thousands of dollars into Gaza to pay for the attacks. Militants are paid based on the number of Israelis they kill or injure by Qassams they fire into Israel.

    The Islamic Republic of Iran – the world’s leading state sponsor of terror [15]  – is the main source of financial support for these terrorist attacks against Israel.

    Both Hezbollah and Hamas refuse to relinquish their arms.

    On Feb. 18 Hezbollah cabinet minister Mohammed Fneish, who resigned his post in the Lebanese government in Nov. 2005, told the daily Al Mustaqbal that “We [Hezbollah] hold on to our weapons since their employment is not over yet .” [16].

    Hezbollah was required to disarm in compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 in August 2006. [17].

    Weapons Found Recently by the IDF in Gaza:

    In a briefing to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Nov. 14, 2006 Israel Security Agency Director Yuval Diskin outlined that following Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, Palestinian terrorist groups have smuggled into the Gaza Strip: [18].

    • 33 tons of military-grade high explosives
    • 20,000 assault rifles
    • 3,000 pistols
    • 6,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition
    • 38 long-range Qassam missiles
    • 12 shoulder-fired, anti-aircraft guided missiles
    • 95 anti-tank rocket launchers
    • 410 anti-tank rockets
    • 20 precision-guided anti-tank missile

    Iranian and Syrian-Supplied Weapons in Hezbollah’s Arsenal:

    • Israeli military sources report that the majority of Hezbollah’s rocket arsenal is comprised of 122-millimeter [19] Katyusha rockets with a range of about 19 kilometers. [20].
    • According to a report by The New York Times, the Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 rockets have ranges of 40 and 72 kilometers and sizes of 240-millimeters and 333-milimeters respectively. [21].
    • Israeli security officials suspect that Syria has also begun to provide Hezbollah 222-millimeter rockets with a range of 19-29 kilometers. [22].
    • According to an Iranian army official, Iran transferred to Hezbollah four types of long range missiles and rockets: Fajr missiles (100 km/62 miles), Iran 130 missiles (90-110 km/55.8-68.2 miles), Shahin missiles (150 km/93 miles) and 355 millimeter rockets (150 km/93 miles). [23].

    In his press conference to the foreign press on Feb. 21, Israeli PM Olmert also emphasized Iran’s noncompliance with the U.N. Security Council Resolution 1737 deadline that passed the very same day.

    His statements came on the same day Iran made clear it would defy the United Nations resolution passed on December 23rd that gave Tehran 60 days to halt its uranium enrichment program. “Today is the last day that was designated by the international community and by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1737,” Olmert said. “Therefore the international community will have to think of additional measures.”

    Footnotes:

    [1] Khoury, Jack, “Report: Nasrallah admits Iran supplies Hezbollah with arms,” Haaretz, Feb. 4, 2007.

    [2] Abbas, Tha’ar, “Truck seized heavy weapons to Hezbollah in Beirut,” Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Feb. 9, 2007; Associated Press, “Lebanese army seizes Hezbollah amunition in Beirut suburb,” International Herald Tribune, Feb. 8, 2007.

    [3] Rosenfelder, Shanni, “Arms smuggled to Hizbullah weekly,” The Jerusalem Post, Feb. 20, 2007.

    [4] Haaretz Service and News Agencies, “Undercover border policemen kill Jenin-area Islamic Jihad chief,” Haaretz, Feb. 21, 2007.

    [5]Most wanted terrorist: Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah,” The Federal Bureau of Investigations.

    [6] “Group Profile: Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Database.  

    [7] Grinberg, Mijal, “Beinisch: Gov’t can do a better job of fortifying schools near Gaza,” Haaretz, Feb. 8, 2007.  

    [8] Harel, Amos, “IDF: New Qassams can reach north of Ashkelon,” Haaretz, Jan. 11, 2007.

    [9]Missiles and Mortars: Introduction,” Weaponsurvey Web site.

    [10]Katyusha rocket ‘fired from Gaza,'” BBC News, March 28, 2006.

    [11] Harel, Amos, “IDF worried Hamas may have advanced anti-tank missiles,” Haaretz, Feb. 21, 2007.  

    [12] Nahamias, Roess, “Tehran official: Many weapons waiting for Hizbollah,” YnetNews, Aug. 21, 2006.  

    [13] Keinon, Herb, and Katz, Yaakov, “Exclusive: Hizbullah paying terrorists for Kassam attacks,” The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 28, 2006.

    [14] Keinon, Herb, and Katz, Yaakov, “Exclusive: Hizbullah paying terrorists for Kassam attacks,” The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 28, 2006.

    [15] O’Toole, Pam, “Rice: Iran is terrorism ‘banker’,” BBC News, Feb. 17, 2006, accessed July 7, 2006.

    [16]Hezbollah refuses to lay down its arms,” Ya Libnan, Feb. 18, 2007.

    [17] United Nations Security Council, “Resoultion 1701 (2006) Adopted by the Security Council at its 5511th meeting,” United Nations, S/Res/1701(2006), Aug. 11, 2006. 

    [18]Behind the headlines: The threat to Israeli civilians from the Gaza Strip,” Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nov. 21, 2006.

    [19]Katyusha rocket,” GlobalSecurity.org, accessed July 16, 2006.

    [20] Gordon, Michael, “Militants Are Said to Amass Missiles in South Lebanon,” The New York Times, July 16, 2006.

    [21] Gordon, Michael, “Militants Are Said to Amass Missiles in South Lebanon,” The New York Times, July 16, 2006.

    [22] Gordon, Michael, “Militants Are Said to Amass Missiles in South Lebanon,” The New York Times, July 16, 2006.

    [23] Nahmias, Roee, “Report: Hezbollah has 150 kilometer range missiles,” Ynetnews, July 16, 2006.
    __________________

    The Israel Project is an international non-profit organization devoted to educating the press and the public about Israel while promoting security, freedom and peace. It provides journalists, leaders and opinion-makers accurate information about Israel. The Israel Project is not related to any government or government agency.

    Board of Advisors: Senator Evan Bayh (IN), Senator Saxby Chambliss (GA), Senator Norm Coleman (MN), Senator Ben Nelson (NE), Senator Arlen Specter (PA), Senator Ron Wyden (OR), Congressman Rob Andrews (NJ), Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (NV), Congressman Tom Davis (VA), Congressman Eliot Engel (NY), Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ), Congressman Jon Porter (NV), Congressman Jim Saxton (NJ), Congressman Brad Sherman (CA), Congressman Joe Wilson (SC), Actor and Director Ron Silver

    Read Full Post »

    Before I start a new post, I would just like to straighten that which I have made crooked. When I wrote earlier (Sept. 19, 2006), I was very upset. I now remember why. The Pope’s life had been threatened, and I did not hear any Muslim voices coming out against that kind of action.

    I was very harsh and unforgiving. This is not the act of Christian who is walking with God. For this, I apologize to everyone for my wrong and bad behaviour. Please accept my apology.

    Now to move on to the Jerusalem News and World Report.

    Listen to Mike Evans’ riveting interview on the crisis with Iran: Click Here.

    Iranian Commander: Our Shahab Missile with Cluster Warhead Can Destroy an Aircraft Carrier
    The Shahab 3 missile has a cluster warhead, and consequently, its destructive power exceeds several kilometers, because the warhead spreads into bomblets. [It can be used] against large bases, large concentrations of people…even against aircraft carriers, because it explodes from above, so it can completely destroy an aircraft carrier with its planes.”
    Click Here.

    Iran Donates $120 Million to HAMAS
    Iran has donated $120 million to the Palestinian Hamas-led government and has said it is ready to give more, Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar said on Thursday in Tehran after talks with Iran’s Islamic government.
    Read More.

    Canada Takes Pro-Israel Stance at UN.
    Canada voted on the side of Israel at the UN Thursday for the third time in a row on the more than 20 Arab- and Muslim-sponsored resolutions that are annually critical of Israeli policy but light on Arab responsibilities.
    Read More.

    Call Terrorists By Their Rightful Name.
    The people the New York Times refers to as “militants” in Gaza who have been firing rockets daily from the Gaza town of Beit Hanoun at nearby towns on the Israeli side of the border, seeking to injure or kill Israeli civilians. Those who intentionally aim to kill civilians should be referred to as terrorists.Read More.

    Sign our to President Bush.
    President Bush must be encouraged to use all means at his disposal to prevent nuclear proliferation in Iran. Sign the petition now!

    Prayer Priorities:

    • Please pray for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the Jewish people as they are faced daily with danger from every side. Pray that God will give him wisdom to be a wise leader. (Isaiah 59:19)
    • Pray for the soldiers kidnapped by HAMAS and Hezbollah, Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, and for their families. They continue to wait for the return of their loved ones.
    • Pray for President Bush. Pray that God will give him wisdom. Pray for our members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and state and local officials. (I Timothy 2:1-2)
    • Pray for the families of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan this week. Pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort them, and give supernatural peace. (Philippians 4:7)
    • Pray for the safety of our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. Pray that God will protect and guide them daily. (Psalm 5:11)
    • Pray for revival worldwide according to II Chronicles 7:14.

    Scripture:
    I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me. (Psalm 17:6-9)

    Read Full Post »

    It has come to that point in time whereas one must decide. Do you want to live in fear of offending someone, or do you simply want to live? Sometimes, you may have to fight for that right.

    Liberty was never gained by weak nor the mild. Freedom was never won by the pacifist nor the lazy. Life was never more precious as when one gave up his for another.

    Conspiracies are born from ignorance. They are also born of denial. Then there are those times when there simply is no conspiracy theory but a lie! Yes. People who want to kill you will lie to you. Are you surprised? What makes you think that that a murderer has the moral compass not to lie?

    This just in: The Lebanese men suspected of having deposited bombs on German trains last month were hired hands — in the employ of the German government itself.

    That, at least, is what one 27-year-old from Saudi Arabia believes. “It’s all a Protestant crusade,” the man explains. “All of northern Germany is Protestant, isn’t it? And so is President Bush.” Then the man launches into a melange of confusing arguments and historical facts. The bubonic plague, Martin Luther and former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl all make a cameo. It’s all connected somehow, the man is sure of it. [continue reading]

    Was not Hitler a liar? Was he not a dictator? If you disagreed with him, was this hazardous to health? Then what do say to people who worship him? Yes, the Islamofascists. After all, was not Hitler a fascist?

    Hat tip: Spiegel Online and Little Green Footballs.

    Category: Terrorism and Germany.

    Read Full Post »

    Memorializing Terror
    By Michael D. Evans
    Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United Nations Security Council is currently meeting and is working intensely to push for a resolution concerning the situation in Israel and Lebanon. Read More.

    Outliving the Terrorists
    By Michael D. Evans
    There was a moment of clarity just a few years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, when Americans reacted as one in the baptism of fire rained down by Bin Laden and company. Read More.

    A plan ‘to commit unimaginable mass murder’
    ALARMING intelligence that an attack was imminent was the trigger for police raids which captured 24 terrorist suspects, including two white converts to Islam. Read More.

    A test for the US, too
    In this region, Hizbullah’s survival in the face of the best Israel can throw at it is the equivalent of throwing blood in a tank full of sharks. Read More.

    Hot Rockets
    Ball bearings normally help motors and other machines run more smoothly. But among Islamofascists, they do exactly what Islamofascists do best: Destroy! Read More.

    A Price of Fighting Terrorism
    Wars, as we all know, are now fought on TV and are subject to far greater — and quicker — scrutiny than ever. Read More.

    After Lebanon, there’s Iran
    When the war in Lebanon ends, the US will have to piece together a whole new strategy for dealing with Iran – especially its nuclear program. Read More.

    Thank President Bush for His Support of Israel
    Israel faces deadly danger on all sides. Please ask President Bush today NOT to succumb to pressure from the Arab League, the UN, the EU, and Iran to turn his back on Israel. Sign the petition now!

    Please make a donation to the Haifa Emergency Fund
    The city of Haifa has been devastated by Iranian-supplied Hezbullah rockets. Please send your emergency gift today and show Mayor Yahav and the people in Haifa that we care, and that we are standing with them. Make a secure online donation today.

    Prayer Priorities

    • Please pray for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the Jewish people as they are faced with attacks on every side. Pray that God will give him wisdom and knowledge to meet the attack of the enemy. (Isaiah 59:19)
    • Pray for the soldiers kidnapped by HAMAS and Hezbollah, Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, and for their families.
    • Pray for President Bush. Pray that God will give him wisdom in the choices he makes, and the advisors to whom he listens. Pray for our members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and state and local officials. (I Timothy 2:1-2)
    • Pray for the families of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan this week. Pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort them, and give supernatural peace. (Philippians 4:7)
    • Pray for the safety of our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. Pray that God will protect and guide them daily. (Psalm 5:11)
    • Pray for revival worldwide according to II Chronicles 7:14.
    • Please pray for the families of these killed in battle: Gilad Stukelman, Yoni Shmucher, Igor Kovalik, Noam Goldman, David Shmidov, Nir Cohen, Ben Sela, Natan Yahav, Rueven Novik, Adi Salim, Elad Dan, Gilad Zusman, Idan Kobi, Naor Kalo and Nimrod Segev.

    Scripture

    He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)

    Read Full Post »

    I cannot believe this. America, where is your heart? Where are your balls? Have you traded them in the hope people will like you impotent? I am a true American, and I hate being a coward because I am not. I also hate turning our backs on our one ally in the Middle East, the Israelis.

    How dare you sign on with the French and the Arab League! Are you crazy? I am very angry at you this moment in time. You want me to work on a campaign for you that will last only two years while our friends are fighting for their lives? Forget it. Find yourself another kool-aid drinker. I’m not the one.

    Would you care to know how they feel about this? I think you should have to swallow this bitter pill.

      Yoni,We are back in Israel and my unit is at rest, so I thought I would send you an email before we go back in on Friday night.I am afraid for my guys, the fighting has been tough but now that the UN is going to set a cease fire and Olmert what a SOB he is again stabbing Tzhal in the back again.

      We are going to go back to Lebanon before the world sh—ts on the Jews once again.

      Yoni how can I take my troops back to fight in such a mess, what is I loose one of my guys?

      What words can I use to comfort their families. I have some guys that have wives at home pregnant what if G-d forbid their dad is killed today, for what? I feel like sitting and crying but I got to lead my men.

      We have lost the war and the army has the ability to beat Hizballah, Syria and the Palestinians all at the same time, but the cowards will not let us.

      I got to go but I am afraid of the next 48 hours.

      M

    I hope you remember this when the questions are asked again, “How did we allow this to happen? Never again!” Yeah, right…

    Update: What a shame it is that you are not in the middle of what is happening. To be so heartless as to have done this:

      I have had people send me emails saying soldier just buck up and get over it. They missed the fact that this person is an officer commanding a unit in the IDF. That is only care in the world right now is for his men. I will not give his rank for his protection.

    Have you absolutely no shame? Have you lost your freakin’ mind? Are you so cold of heart that you could not have know this for yourself? Excuse me, but I’m going to be sick…I am so ashamed…

    Category: Israel, Lebanon, UN and USA.

    Read Full Post »

    By Danica Kirka, Associated Press Writer.

      LONDON – British authorities thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up several aircraft mid-flight between the United States and Britain using explosives smuggled in hand luggage, officials said Thursday.

    So, there is no war I’ve been told. I have heard from Democrats, some way-out Republicans (Pat), and many a nut. I wonder, what is going to take to get your attention? We’ve already lost the World Trade Towers

    Have you forgotten?

    Update: There are several very well written articles and quite honestly, they are from the experts. First we have one by Evan Kohlmann:

      Al-Qaida’s Use of “Liquid Bombs” Targeting Airliners.
      …described Ramzi Yousef’s plans in detail — including his intention to travel to “France, Egypt, and Algeria after the activities here in the Philippines. The purpose was to train those Muslim brothers thereat, on using a Casio watch as a timing device, chemical mixtures to compound bombs, and to share his expertise in eluding detection on an airport’s x-ray machine, and eventually smuggling [onboard] this liquid chemical bombs.

    Three of those Egyptians have been caught. I wonder where the other eight are? What is there purpose? And they call me paranoid because I do not trust them? Ha!

    Next we have a fine article by Andrew Cochran:

      London Airline Bombing Plot News (updated 8:40 am ET)
      Searches continue at this hour in London after the arrest of 21 suspects. Here is the statement by the Homeland Security Department on the raised threat level to Severe, or Red, for commercial flights originating in the UK bound for the United States, with the threat raised to Orange for all flights within or bound for the US. Fox News: “The terrorists were targeting United, American, Continental airlines, two U.S. counterterrorism officials say. But anonymous sources later told FOX News that British airlines were also being targeted. A U.S. intelligence official said the plotters had hoped to target flights to major airports in New York, Washington and California, all major summer tourist destinations.” …

    The CounterTerrorismBlog sure has been on top of this. I mean all of them! Next we have Walid Phares:

      London: The “Shoe Bomber Factory” again?
      …I have been tiredly raising with legislators and officials on both sides of the Atlantic: From shoes to hand bags the Jihadists are not letting go of their morbid fantasy: bleeding the skies over the Atlantic. While most investigation will direct itself on the “hand bag” weapon in the next few hours and probably days, the larger question on the mind of Jihadism analysts will certainly be: where do these Jihadists come from and how come there are more of them?

    This is a very thoughtful post which gives me pause as to the people who are actually working versus the people in the know. I wonder, who are they listening to? Yes, some of them are gone, but their mentality is still present. Is it the same people they listened to before September 11, 2001? I sure as heck hope not…

    Category: United Kingdom, USA and Terrorism.

    Read Full Post »

    ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM FACTS

    1. Israel became a state in 1312 BC, two millennia before Islam.

    2. Arab refugees from Israel began calling themselves “Palestinians” in 1967, two decades after (modern) Israeli Statehood.

    3. After conquering the land in 1272 bc, Jews ruled it for a thousand years and maintained a continuous presence there for 3,300 years.

    4. The only Arab rule following the conquest in 633 bc lasted just 22 years.

    5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem was the Jewish capital. It was never the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even under Jordanian rule, (east) Jerusalem was not made their capital, and no Arab leader came to visit it.

    6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Bible, but not once is it mentioned in the Qur’an.

    7. King David founded Jerusalem; Mohammed never set foot in it.

    8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem; Muslims face Mecca. If they are between the two cities, Muslims pray facing Mecca, with their backs to Jerusalem.

    9. In 1948, Arab leaders urged their people to leave, promising to cleanse the land of Jewish presence. 68% of them fled without ever setting eyes on an Israeli Soldier.

    10. Virtually the entire Jewish population of Muslim countries had to flee as the result of violence and Pogroms.

    11. Some 630,000 Arabs left Israel in 1948, while close to a million Jews were forced to leave the Muslim countries.

    12. In spite of the vast terrories at their disposal, Arab refugess were deliberately prevented from assimilating into their host countries. Of 100 million refugees following WW II, they are the only group to have never integrated with their co-religionists. Most of the Jewish refugees from Europe and Arab lands were settled in Israel, a country no larger than New Jersey.

    13. There are 22 Muslim countries, not counting Palestine. There is only one Jewish State. Arabs started all five wars against Israel, and lost every one of them.

    14. Fatah’s and HAMAS’ Constitutions still call for the destruction of Israel. Israel ceded most of the West Bank and all of Gaza to the Palestinian Authority, and even provided it with arms.

    15. During the Jordanian occupation, Jewish Holy sites were vandalized and were off limits to the Jews. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian Holy sites are accessible to all faiths.

    16. Out of 175 UNSC Resolutions up to 1990, 97 were against Israel. Out of 690 Gen.Assembly resolutions, 429 were against Israel.

    (17. seems to have been temporarily misplaced. I am awaiting a response. lol)

    18. The UN was silent when the Jordanians destroyed 58 Synagogues in the old city of Jerusalem. It remained silent while Jordan systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, and it remained silent when Jordan enforced Apartheid laws preventing Jews from accessing the Temple Mount and the Wailing Wall.

    I would like to thank Greg Jackson for this list. I know it is out there, but I did not know where. Thank you for thinking of me. God bless your family, Kevin, and you. God bless America, and God bless all His children.

    Category: (Religion) Other.

    Read Full Post »

    The Lebanese Parliament today rejected the ceasefire out of hand, saying it was not in Lebanon’s best interest. Need I say more?

    Category: News, Israel and Lebanon.

    Read Full Post »