Archive for November, 2011

November 26, 2011: Weekly 5 minute update (Audio Only)

Friday, November 25th, 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:

1) The current status of the Israel / PLO peace process
2) The prospects for war with Syria and Iran
3) The US and European Debt Situation

There are not any signs to indicate that Israel and the PLO will have direct peace talks in the near future.  Because the PLO application at the UN to be recognized as a UN member state was rejected by the UN Security Council, the PLO are making their decision on how they are going to proceed from here.  In several weeks, they may submit a request for the UN General Assembly to recognize them as a non-member state. Upon approval, they would then have a status in the UN similar to the Catholic church. In an attempt for greater recognition at the UN, the PLO factions of Fatah and Hamas have decided to seek to implement their unity agreement with they made between themselves earlier in the year.  The US, Europe and Jordan attempted to persuade Fatah not to go forward with their unity agreement with Hamas. They were unsuccessful. Europe offered the PLO recognition of a PLO state at the end of 2012 if they would agree to direct negotiations with Israel without precondition and then peace talks fail. The PLO did not accept the proposal. In response the the Fatah-Hamas unity deal, Israel decided to withhold tax money to the PLO. This tax which amounts to about $100 millions dollars a month was established as part of the Oslo agreement in 1993.  The US and the UN is lobbying Israel to release the funds.  So far, they have been unsuccessful.

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

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) Abbas: No signs of resumption of peace talks in near future
2) Palestinian Authority to push for UN non-member state status ‘within weeks’
3) Palestinian president to seek unity government deal with Hamas
4) Reconciliation with Hamas is Abbas’ top priority
5) ’Next Palestinian gov’t HQ will be in Gaza’
6) Cairo: Abbas, Mashaal ‘turn new page’ on Palestinian unity
7) Jordan’s Abdullah discussed Syria, Hamas, Israel-Palestinian issue in Ramallah
8) Abdullah meets with Abbas over Fatah-Hamas talks
9) Jordan calls for resumption of Mideast peace talks
10) Report: King Abdullah presents Abbas with EU initiative
11) Israel to continue freeze on Palestinian tax money, says senior official
12) ‘Israeli withholding of tax funds incapacitating PA’
13) Hamas: Israeli threats won’t push us from reconciliation
14) Clinton presses Netanyahu to release frozen Palestinian tax funds
15) Ban calls on PM to hand over Palestinian money

The Syrian government of Bashar Assad is unstable. The US, Europe and the Arab League is seeking to impose sanctions upon Syria for suppressing anti-government protests.  Russia is opposed to Western intervention. As a result of Syrian unrest and the prospects for Iran building a nuclear weapon in the next 6 months, the US, NATO, Russia and Israel are preparing for a regional war in the Middle East. US and Russian aircraft carriers are stationed off the Syrian coast. Turkey said that it would not interfere with Syrian internal affairs.  Because of the recent report of the International Atomic Energy Agencies report that Iran is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons, the US is imposing greater sanctions upon Iran which does not include Iran’s central bank. Russia is opposed to these sanctions.  In trying to prevent Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, Israel is working with some of her Arab neighbors.  In order to try to prevent greater sanctions from the international community because of Iran’s attempts to build nuclear weapons, Iran is considering making an announcement that they have already developed nuclear capability. Israel has decided that it only has 6 months at the latest to launch a military strike against Iran to do damage to their nuclear program.

A US war with Iran is a tribulation event.

The link to this article is as follows:

1) Nuke carrier leads US strike force into Syrian waters
2) Turkey says unrest is Syria’s internal affair, won’t allow any intervention
3) Report: Russia Sent Syria Super-Advanced S-300 Missiles
4) Russian warships off Syria, US carriers near Iran
5) Sources: U.S. To Slap New Sanctions On Iran, But Not On Central Bank
6) Moscow, Tehran say new US sanctions on Iran unacceptable
7) PM mentions ‘newfound’ ties with Arab countries
8) Khamenei Is Set to Declare Iran a Nuclear Power
9) A Six-Month Time Frame for an Israeli Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Sites

The US super committee which was established this summer as part of an agreement to raise the US Federal debt limit was given the job to recommend $1.2 Trillion dollars in debt reduction over a 10 year period. Their deadline was November 23. They failed to agree. As a result, there will be automatic cuts which will go into effect beginning in 2013.  In order to help calm the European debt crisis, France and Germany has proposed that the EU treaty be amended to give greater financial control over sovereign nations to EU institutions as well as creating a political union of EU states.  This is a proposal to transform the EU into a economic and political union with a common currency which was the vision of its founders.  The details of this proposal is expected to be known in December. If the idea is to be accepted, it would have to be approved by each member state of the EU. It would erode national sovereignty.

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

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) U.S. debt panel fails; no deal on $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts
2) German memo shows secret slide towards a super-state
3) Germans try to kill off Pound
4) France and Germany to propose changing EU treaties

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

November 19, 2011: Weekly 5 minute update (Audio Only)

Thursday, November 17th, 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:

1) The current status of the Israel / PLO peace process
2) The prospects for war with Iran
3) The US and European Debt Situation

The Quartet (US, EU, UN and Russia) met with Israeli and PLO leaders on Monday to seek the resumption of direct peace talks. There was no agreement. The PLO insists that they will not have direct peace talks with Israel as long as Israel continues to build in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Because of the PLO application and acceptance into the UN agency UNESCO, Israel have frozen the transfer of tax funds to the PLO.  France has agreed to help the PLO get acceptance for a PLO state in the UN General Assembly.  Fatah and Hamas have agreed on the terms to set up a unity government which excludes current PLO Prime Minister Salam Fayyad being in leadership. Fayyad is preferred by the US and Europe but opposed by Hamas.  Mahmood Abbas has a scheduled meeting with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal on November 25 to discuss the details of the formation of the PLO unity government.

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

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) No gains after Quartet meets Israelis, Palestinians
2) Top Palestinian official: Settlements and two-state solution ‘mutually exclusive’
3) France Ready to Cooperate with Palestinians on General Assembly 
4) Fatah, Hamas agree to establish caretaker government without Palestinian PM Fayyad
5) Abbas says he will meet Mashaal on Nov 25

The 22-member Arab league demanded that Syria implement a peace plan regarding Syrian civil unrest or face increased economic and political penalties from Arab nations. In last week’s International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran, DEBKA reports that the IAEA report did not include the status of the Iranian nuclear program for the last 2 years because of pressure from the US so that President Obama can have 6-10 more months to decide how to handle the threat.  DEBKA’s intelligence sources indicate that Iran will have about 5 nuclear bombs by April, 2012 and the USA and Israel only has 2-3 months to launch a military attack to prevent it.  USA and Israel are in advanced planning to bomb Iran and believe that they will only need 10-14 days to successfully attack Iran.

A US war with Iran is a tribulation event.

The link to this article is as follows:

1) Arab League votes to suspend Syria
2) Iran’s Nuclear Warheads Were Edited out of the Nuclear Agency Report
3) Iran will have five nukes by April 2012. Only 2-3 months left for military option
4) The Odd Couple in the Lead – Obama and Netanyahu

The US Federal now is now above $15 trillion dollars. The Federal Reserve is now the largest holder of US debt surpassing China. The Federal Reserve and foreign countries now own 61% of the US debt.  Spain will pay its highest cost of borrowing 10-year debt which will be above 6% since the creation of the euro. A 10-year yield above 7% is generally agreed as being unsustainable for European countries to finance their government debt. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and EU President Herman Van Rompuy are calling for deeper integration between European Union countries regarding economic issues.  In Italy, unelected economist Mario Monti who is a former European Union commissioner became interim Prime Minister. He selected a Cabinet of technocrats to try to impose austerity measures upon the citizens of Italy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for the economic and political union of Europe.  A summit is being planned on Dec. 9 to discuss making changes to the EU’s treaty to facilitate this idea. Germany wants concrete proposals to change the Lisbon treaty which established the European Union by spring 2012.  Germany wants changes to the Lisbon treaty to be done and ready to be implemented by the end of 2012 so that EU institutions can dictate the terms of economic policies to individual nation states.  If individual nations do not agree to do what they are told then they can be punished with sanctions as specified by the treaty or through a European court.  An economic and political union of Europe with a common currency has been the vision and goal of its founders from the beginning of their plans.

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

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) Federal debt tops $15 trillion
2) Fed Now Largest Owner of U.S. Gov’t Debt—Surpassing China
3) Spain 10-yr debt costs to hit new high as crisis deepens
4) EU Leaders Call for Continent’s Economic Consolidation
5) Merkel Risks EU Clash Over Political Union Push to End Crisis
6) Merkel wants change to EU charter by end 2012
7) Creating a European Superstate

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

November 12, 2011: Weekly 5 minute update (Audio Only)

Friday, November 11th, 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:

1) The current status of the Israel / PLO peace process
2) The prospects for war with Iran
3) The European Debt Crisis

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that the PLO have violated the terms of the Oslo accords by seeking a PLO state through the UN rather than by a negotiated agreement with Israel.  Netanyahu wants to fight to keep the large settlement blocs under Israeli control in any peace agreement. He said that Israel should not build on outposts which are not part of the large settlement blocs.  Netanyahu is being opposed on this policy from members within his own coalition government.  Even though the US opposes the efforts of the PLO to have the UN recognize a PLO state without direct negotiations with Israel, the US will still provide foreign aid to the PLO.  Obama’s top US Middle East advisor, Dennis Ross, has resigned from this role from frustration of a lack of progress in the Middle East peace process.

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

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) Netanyahu: ‘PA reneged on central Oslo tenet’
2) PM: Lets fight for the settlement blocs, not the outposts
3) U.S. renews financial aid to Palestinians after UN statehood row
4) Obama’s Mideast adviser steps down amid stalled peace talks

The International Atomic Energy Agency has issued a report that Iran is within months of building a nuclear bomb.  The US, France and Britain would like to impose stricter sanctions on Iran for seeking to build a nuclear bomb.  Russia and China are opposed to greater sanctions. Defense Minister Ehud Barak of Israel says that he believes that the international community does not have the desire to go to war to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb. Reports out of Britain indicate that Israel may be willing to go to war with Iran by the end of 2011. If they do, the US and Britain would provide logistical air support.  If Israel attacks Iran, Hizbullah says that they will launch missiles upon Tel Aviv. If this happens then Hamas, Lebanon and Syria would join the war also.

A US war with Iran is a tribulation event.

The link to this article is as follows:

1) Iran will be able to build nuclear bomb within months, IAEA says
2) IAEA confirms Iran worked on building nuclear bomb
3) IAEA report: Iran has been working toward nuclear bomb since 2003
4) Iran vows to pursue nuclear program, despite speculation of Israeli plans to attack
5) How the US and Israel let Iran get a nuclear arms capablity
6) Obama flips on new sanctions, leaves Israel, Saudis head to head with Iran
7) Russia: Swift Iran sanctions ‘serious mistake’
8) Russia says won’t back new Iran sanctions over nuclear program
9) France says it supports sanctions, but not strike on Iran
10) France wants UNSC meeting over IAEA report on Iran
11) Barak not optimistic about int’l will to stop Iranian nukes
12) UK expects Israeli attack on Iran next month with US logistical support
13) Hizbullah Discusses Its Operational Plan for War against Israel

Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, is calling for a Federal Europe. Jose Manuel Barroso , president of the European Commission, is calling for a Federal Europe. German chancellor Angela Merkel is saying that the way to solve the European debt crisis is to have a “new Europe”.   French President Nicolas Sarkozy advocated a ‘two-speed Europe’ in which eurozone countries accelerate and deepen integration (meaning a Federal Europe). Greece selected a new prime minister – Lucas Papademos – , who is a former European central banker.  Gideon Rachman, of the Financial Times, said:  “The euro is  … an instrument, aimed at promoting … political harmony across Europe. ” So,  the bankers and the politicians are calling for a Federal Europe and Greece has just appointed a former European banker to lead the country.  Therefore, it seems that the elite want the outcome of the European debt crisis to be a Federal Europe or a closer integration of the economic and political systems.  Jose Manuel Barroso warned that the breakup of the Eurozone (and thus failure to create a Federal Europe) would cause a great depression in Europe. Meanwhile, Britain is preparing for the possible collapse of the Euro.

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

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) A Federal Europe is now ‘Inevitable’
2) EU Chief: The time has come for a Federal Europe
3) Lucas Papademos, Former European Central Bank Official, Named New Greek Prime Minister
4) Germany and France’s secret plan for a ‘new Federal Europe’
5) France plots eurozone ‘breakaway group’
6) Angela Merkel to David Cameron: support us or we leave UK behind
7) Death of the Euro
8) Eurozone collapse ‘will send continent into depression’

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

November 5, 2011: Weekly 5 minute update (Audio Only)

Friday, November 4th, 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:

1) The current status of the Israel / PLO peace process
2) The prospects for war with Iran

The UN voted to accept the PLO as a member of UNESCO. In response, the US cut funding to UNESCO. Israel says that the UN acceptance of the PLO to be a member of UNESCO harms the peace process. Israel’s additional response was to accelerate settlement building and suspend tax payments to the PLO.  Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the PLO wants a state without a negotiated settlement.  Meanwhile, the PLO said that they won’t accept less than a full UN seat. UN Security Council members France, Britain and Columbia said that they would obstain in any potential vote for a PLO state. It appears that the PLO only has 8 of the required 9 votes they need in the Security Council for a vote on a PLO state. Bosnia is still undecided.  Finally, Israel is making military preparations to invade the Gaza as Hamas continues to send rockets into southern Israel.

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

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) Palestinians have won entry to UNESCO
2) US cuts UNESCO funding after Palestine vote
3) UNESCO vote harms chances for peace negotiation
4) Israel rushes settlement growth after Unesco accepts Palestinians
5) Palestinians want statehood without peace deal, Netanyahu charges
6) Palestinians won’t accept less than full UN seat: minister
7) Reports: France, UK, Colombia To Abstain From UN Vote On Palestine Membership
8.) Israeli military preparing for Gaza operation
9) Nasrallah: Hizballah can fight Israel without aid from Iran or Syria

The Israeli government says that time is running out to stop the Iran nuclear program.  It is reported that Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to convince his cabinet to attact Iran. News of Israel possible plans to attach Iran was leaked to the media by Israel insiders to try to prevent such an attack. DEBKA reports that any attack against Iran will be led by the US and the Israeli military will not attack Iran. Instead, they will defend the land of Israel from a potential attack at the same time from Hamas, Hizballah and Syria. Finally, the UN will release a report this coming week which will indicate that Iran is seeking to build nuclear weapons.

A US war with Iran is a tribulation event.

The link to this article is as follows:

1) Israel warns West: Window of opportunity to thwart Iran nuclear program is closing
2) ‘Chance for Iran diplomacy fading, military option closer’
3) Netanyahu trying to persuade cabinet to support attack on Iran
4) Report: Netanyahu ordered Shin Bet to investigate leaks on Iran attack
5) A military war of nerves against Iran: The US leads, Israel and UK go along 
6) UN report to reveal evidence of Iranian nuclear program

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