Archive for May, 2011

May 28, 2011: Weekly 5 minute update (Audio Only)

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

You may view the 5 minute update this week via audio:

1) Listen to the audio

In this week’s 5 minute update, we focused on several things:

1) The current status of the Israel / PLO peace process
2) The prospects of war in the Middle East
3) The prospects for a collapse of the euro and US dollar

Obama gave a speech to AIPAC where he attempted to clarify his meaning of a PLO state “based upon 1967 borders with agreed land swaps”.  Obama stated that Israel withdrawing to the 1967 borders has been a longstanding policy of the USA. Netanayahu gave a speech to AIPAC and to the US Congress where he outlined Israel’s parameters for a peace agreement with the PLO.  Netanyahu rejected that Israel return to the 1967 borders. The PLO stated that if Israel doesn’t agree to return to the 1967 borders that they will seek to have a PLO state recognized by the UN in September. A UN official said that if the US vetoes recognition of a PLO state that the United Nations is forbidden to recognize a PLO state through the General Assembly. A leading spokesman for the PLO stated that the unity agreement with Hamas is intended to free “all of Palestine”.  The PLO clearly does not recognize a 1948 state of Israel.  Netanyahu has stated that the conflict with the PLO is not 1967 borders but 1948 borders.

While Obama has stated that US policy is that the settlements are “illegal” and that Israel must return to the 1967 borders which also implies the dividing of Jerusalem, he is trying to portray himself as pro-Israel. He went to Europe asking the EU to not recognize a PLO state this September at the UN.  He laid a wreath at the Jewish Warsaw ghetto in Poland.  It is reported that the US is seeking to get the PLO and Israel to agree to peace talks with Obama in the USA. Russia (a member of the Quartet) has stated that it will support a PLO state with East Jerusalem as its capital at the UN this September.  Leading figures in Israel who endorsed the “Israeli Peace Initiative” are in Cairo to discuss the peace plan with the Egyptians.

While Obama and Netanyahu talk peace, the PLO is preparing for war. More civilian borders protests are planned for June 3-7.  From the last border protest of May 15,  Syrian and Hizbullah spies crossed into Israel and are being hidden by the PLO. They are military personnel who are expected to help the PLO in any war with Israel. Egypt has opened the border crossing into the Gaza. Hamas can now smuggle weapons into the Gaza strip. A Gaza flotilla is expected in June.

An agreement to divide Jerusalem and establish a PLO state is a tribulation event.

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) WRITTEN transcript of Netanyahu’s AIPAC Speech
2) VIDEO of Netanyahu’s AIPAC Speech (Part 1 of 2)
3) VIDEO of Netanyahu’s AIPAC Speech (Part 2 of 2)
4) WRITTEN transcript of Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress
5) VIDEO of Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress (Part 1 of 4)
6) VIDEO of Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress (Part 2 of 4)
7) VIDEO of Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress (Part 3 of 4)
8.) VIDEO of Netanyahu’s speech to US Congress (Part 4 of 4)
9) VIDEO: Why Israel’s 1967 borders are indefensible
10) Obama’s Speech to AIPAC:  What are 1967 borders with agreed land swaps?
11) Obama: ’67 borders reflect longstanding policy
12) PA may abandon statehood drive if ’67 lines accepted
13) Palestinians set their sights on UN recognition
14) Palestinians Set Obama’s 1967 Border Guidelines as Precondition to Talks
15) Palestinian Official Calls Netanyahu’s Speech A ‘Declaration Of War’
16) Palestinian fury over Israeli PM’s border stance
17) John Bolton: An analysis of Netanyahu / Obama speeches and the 1967 borders
18) Shaath: Unity deal will allow us to ‘liberate Palestine’
19) Sarkozy backs Palestinian unity, wants peace progress
20) Abbas to push Palestinian unity government to accept Quartet demands
21) Obama: Unilateral recognition of Palestine is worthless without peace talks
22) Obama pushes Europe not to support Palestinians’ U.N. statehood bid
23) Russia supports Palestinian state with E. Jerusalem as capital
24) Russia ready to recognize Palestine: Lavrov
25) ‘Obama trying to head off trainwreck at UN in September’
26) Top UN official: U.S. veto would block vote on Palestinian statehood
27) Obama lays wreath in Warsaw Ghetto
28) A revamped Israeli proposal is a political manoeuvre and Cairo is uninterested
29) White House is set for Obama-Netanyahu-Abbas summit. Israel is downbeat
30) More in store from Syria after easy breach of Israel’s Golan border
31) Israel hunts Syrian, Hizballah spies who slipped in through Golan
32) Here’s Why Peaceful Palestinian Protests Are A Lost Cause
33) More protests at Israel’s borders planned
34) A call to march towards Jerusalem on the first Friday and Sunday of June
35) Egypt to reopen Gaza border crossing, raising Israeli concerns
36) Flotilla to go ahead despite open crossing

Civil war is near in Yemen.  Turkey is distancing itself from Syria.  The US and the EU have imposed sanctions upon Syria.  After Libya, Pastor Lindsey Williams has reported that he was told that the global elite are planning to cause Yemen to fall followed by Syria.  Current events are in progress which could see these expectations happen in the near future.  Meanwhile, Pakistan is concerned with US interference in its nation and has asked China to build a naval base near the Persian Gulf. China has warned the US that if it interferes with Pakistan that it will wage war with the US.

Wars in the Middle East and WWW III are tribulation events.

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) Civil war looms as big blasts rock Yemeni capital
2) Turkey ditches Assad, calls off participation in Gaza flotilla
3) With Syria sanctions, U.S. fires shot across bow
4) EU imposes sanctions on Syria’s Assad
5) Pakistan grants China a naval base near Persian Gulf entrance
6) US, Pakistan Near Open War; Chinese Ultimatum Warns Washington Against Attack

The Greece government is having emergency meetings regarding if they are going to conform to the economic austerity measures which the IMF and the EU has imposed upon it.  If Greece does not conform, the IMF has threatened to withhold loans which makes it risky that Greece will have to declare bankruptcy.  If Greece goes bankrupt then other EU countries like Ireland, Portugal and Spain risk going bankrupt also.  Meanwhile, the United Nations sees risk of a crisis of confidence in the US dollar if the US doesn’t get its economic house in order which could cause the US to declare bankruptcy. If the US declares bankruptcy then there would be a need to replace the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency with a global currency.

Worldwide economic collapse resulting in a one-world currency is a tribulation event.

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) IMF may block aid payments to Greece, Juncker warns
2) UN sees risk of crisis of confidence in U.S. dollar

From a Biblical prophetic perspective, the reason why the God of Israel would allow these events to happen is because it will result in the end of the exile of the house of Jacob and the reunification of the 12 tribes of Israel (Ephraim and Judah).

We will to be “watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem” and we will not rest until the God of Israel makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth (Isaiah 62).

Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah,

Eddie Chumney
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int’l

 

May 21, 2011: Weekly 5 minute update (Audio Only)

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

You may view the 5 minute update this week via audio:

1) Listen to the audio

In this week’s 5 minute update, we focused on several things:

1) The current status of the Israel / PLO peace process
2) The buildup in the Middle East for war with Iran

On May 15, the PLO protested the birth of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948.  Unarmed protestors stormed the borders of Israel along the Gaza,  Syria,  Lebanon and Jordan.  Demonstrators were killed in clashes with Israel. The PLO has indicated that this is only the beginning of more protests to come. Some feel that these protests were a “trial balloon” to test the readiness and response from Israel. It is projected that the next protests will be on June 5 which is the anniversary of the 1967 war. The UN speculates that these protests could be the beginning of the 3rd intifada.

It seems that the goal of Mahmood Abbas of the PLO is to get the international community to isolate Israel, blame it for lack of progress in peace negotiations, declare the failure of peace talks, unify with Hamas, get recognition of a PLO state at the UN this September and seek to wage war on Israel.  Upon achieving these goals, Mahmood Abbas wants to retire from being the President of the PLO. The PLO would like to see the UN recognize a state so that it can take legal action against Israel at the international court of justice. In expectation of the UN recognizing a PLO state in September, the PLO has called for governmental elections in October.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the PLO doesn’t just want a PLO state based upon 1967 borders but wants to destroy the state of Israel. Because of this, Netanyahu presented Israel’s case before the Jewish lobbying group AIPAC and the US Congress regarding the necessary security requirements of Israel in any peace deal with the PLO.  It entails the following:

a) Netanyahu wants the PLO to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
b) Netanyahu wants to keep Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
c) Netanyahu will only accept a demilitarized PLO state with an Israeli troop presence along the Jordan Valley.
d) Netanyahu would like to see PLO refugees absorbed into a PLO state rather than Israel.
e) Netanyahu will not negotiate with the PLO as long as the unity agreement between Fatah and Hamas remains and Hamas fails to recognize the existence of the state of Israel.

The PLO has rejected these views.

In a major policy speech regarding the current situation in the Middle East, Obama voiced support for democratic Arab uprisings. He stated that a PLO state must be based upon 1967 borders with agreed land swaps. The Quartet (US, UN, EU and Russia) quickly endorsed the US position. The US doesn’t seem to recognize Jerusalem as being solely belonging to the state of Israel.  In a visit by a  US state department official to the Middle East, it was stated that the official was visiting: “Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank”.

Israel rejected Obama’s peace parameters for an agreement with the PLO based upon 1967 borders because they view that these borders are not defensible and threaten the existence of the state of Israel.  Israel officials also said that Obama is detached from true realities in the Middle East.

The PLO rejected Obama’s peace parameters by saying that they didn’t go far enough in endorsing the PLO position. The PLO is proclaiming that the peace process is dead and that there only alternative is to seek a PLO state through the United Nations in September.

Various Middle East leaders do not trust the policies of President Obama and find great fault with current US policy regarding the Arab uprisings and the US position on the peace process.  As a result, it seems that war is looming in the region.

An agreement to divide Jerusalem and establish a PLO state is a tribulation event.

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) Abbas: Those killed in Nakba Day clashes are martyrs
2) Palestinians test tactic of unarmed mass marches
3) Arab uprising to strike Israel next?
4) UN envoy Robert Serry fears 3rd intifada
5) Abbas: Peace talks can’t resume without settlement freeze
6) Abbas: Opportunity for historic peace deal still exists
7) Netanyahu: Conflict is about 1948, not 1967
8.) Abbas: If Palestinian state is created, I may step down
9) Abbas: UN recognition of Palestinian state would allow legal action against Israel
10) Netanyahu calls Abbas op-ed ‘callous falsification of fact’
11) PA delays elections until October
12) Erekat: No Israeli partner for peace; negotiations over
13) Netanyahu says Palestinian unity government not a peace partner
14) PM: Israel may give up settlements not in major blocs
15) PA: Israel not interested in peace
16) Former UN envoy: Israel’s international status at all-time low
17) Full text and video of President Obama’s Middle East speech
18) A substantial shift toward the Palestinian position
19) Obama Abandons Decades of U.S.-Israeli Diplomacy
20) State Deptartment statement separates J’lem from Israel
21) For the Arab world, Obama didn’t go far enough
22) Arab League calls for action on Palestinian statehood
23) PM meets with Obama amid tensions between J’lem, US
24) PM slams Obama call for ‘Palestine’ based on ’67 lines
25) Netanyahu: 1967 lines ‘indefensible’
26) Analysis: What rankled Netanyahu in the Obama speech
27) The speech that signals a Washington-J’lem collision
28) Netanyahu associate: Obama detached from reality
29) Mideast Quartet support Obama’s vision for peace
30) European officials back Obama on 1967 borders for Palestinian state
31) Netanyahu is one of 12 Mid East leaders saying no to Obama

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant has been successfully launched. The US has spent many years trying to prevent Iran from having a nuclear production facility that could be used to make nuclear bombs. This effort has now failed.  Meanwhile, Iran is building rocket bases in Venezuela that could reach the USA. The situation with Iran is getting more critical.

A US war with Iran is a tribulation event.

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) ‘Die Welt’: Iran building rocket bases in Venezuela
2) Iran: Bushehr nuclear power plant ‘successfully launched’

From a Biblical prophetic perspective, the reason why the God of Israel would allow these events to happen is because it will result in the end of the exile of the house of Jacob and the reunification of the 12 tribes of Israel (Ephraim and Judah).

We will to be “watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem” and we will not rest until the God of Israel makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth (Isaiah 62).

Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah,

Eddie Chumney
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int’l

 

May 14, 2011: Weekly 5 minute update (Audio Only)

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

You may view the 5 minute update this week via audio:

1) Listen to the audio

In this week’s 5 minute update, we focused on several things:

1) The current status of the Israel / PLO peace process

The PLO announced that they will establish their interim unity government in the next week. A Senior PLO legislator declared that Fatah and Hamas will never recognize Israel. Leading Hamas officials stated that they will accept a PLO state but they will not recognize Israel. The PLO are planning a day of protest on May 15 against the establishment of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948. PLO officials have warned that this could be the start of a 3rd intifada.  President Obama has announced that he will reveal a new Mideast peace strategy next week. Obama will host Jordanian leader King Abdullah on May 17.  Obama is tentatively scheduled to give his Mideast speech on May 19. He will be meeting Netanyahu on May 20. After meeting with Netanyahu, Obama will fly to Europe. He will be in Europe when Netanyahu gives his speech to a joint session of Congress on May 24.  Given the planned schedule of Obama, it appears that he is going to give the “cold shoulder” to Netanyahu and show him the utmost of diplomatic disrespect. Debka is reporting that Obama is pursuing a strategy to empower the Muslim Brotherhood. The fall of Egypt and a Hamas / Fatah reconciliation agreement is part of this strategy. It appears that Obama’s speech next week will not be friendly toward Israel.

An agreement to divide Jerusalem and establish a PLO state is a tribulation event.

The link to these articles are as follows:

1)  ‘Palestinian unity govt within a week’
2) Fatah, Hamas Share Stance on Not Recognizing Israel
3) Hamas accepts 1967 borders but will never recognize Israel
4) Fatah official warns Israel of another intifada
5) Obama to lay out new Mideast strategy
6) Obama, Jordan king to hold White House talks May 17
7) Mitchell quits as U.S. Mideast envoy but backs Obama’s mission for peace
8.) Obama names new Middle East envoy
9) Israel’s next challenge: Obama’s outreach to Muslim Brotherhood

From a Biblical prophetic perspective, the reason why the God of Israel would allow these events to happen is because it will result in the end of the exile of the house of Jacob and the reunification of the 12 tribes of Israel (Ephraim and Judah).

We will to be “watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem” and we will not rest until the God of Israel makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth (Isaiah 62).

Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah,

Eddie Chumney
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int’l

 

May 7, 2011: Weekly 5 minute update (Audio Only)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

You may view the 5 minute update this week via audio:

1) Listen to the audio

In this week’s 5 minute update, we focused on several things:

1) The current status of the Israel / PLO peace process

Fatah and Hamas have made an agreement to reconcile their differences and form a united PLO government.  In response, Israel suspended tax transfers to the PA.  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called upon Israel to release the tax funds. The European Union decided to provide 85 million euros to the PA to make up for the frozen funds. Netanyahu said that the Hamas-Fatah agreement is a blow to the peace process. Hamas is willing to accept a PLO state but they said that they will never recognize Israel. The USA said that Hamas must accept the principles of the Quartet for the US to recognize it. England and France have given mixed messages regarding their response to Hamas-Fatah reconciliation. On one hand, they said that they won’t recognize the new PA if it doesn’t recognize Israel’s right to exist. However, they also said that should no progress be made on the peace process that they are considering recognizing a PLO state in September.

An agreement to divide Jerusalem and establish a PLO state is a tribulation event.

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) Hamas, Fatah sign reconciliation agreement
2) Text of the Agreement between Fatah and Hamas
3) Following unity deal, Israel suspends tax transfer to PA
4) EU will give 85m. euros to PA to make up for frozen funds
5) Ban Ki-moon to PM: Release Palestinian tax revenue
6) Netanyahu: Fatah-Hamas unity a blow to peace process
7) Hamas Leader Calls for Two-State Solution, but Refuses to Renounce Violence
8.) Zahar: Hamas will never recognize Israel
9) ’Hamas must reform if US to talk with Palestinian gov’t’
10) UK, France lay red lines on terms for Palestinian state
11) ‘France, Britain may recognize Palestinian state’

From a Biblical prophetic perspective, the reason why the God of Israel would allow these events to happen is because it will result in the end of the exile of the house of Jacob and the reunification of the 12 tribes of Israel (Ephraim and Judah).

We will to be “watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem” and we will not rest until the God of Israel makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth (Isaiah 62).

Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah,

Eddie Chumney
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int’l