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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 prospects for economic collapse in the USA and the world
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton condemned Israel for plans to expand Jerusalem’s Har Homa neighborhood which is located beyond the 1967 borders. The EU does not recognize East Jerusalem as being a part of Israel. “Settlements are illegal under international law and threaten to make a two-state solution impossible,” Ashton said. “The EU has repeatedly urged the Government of Israel to immediately end all settlement activities in the West Bank, including in East Jerusalem.”
In addition to the EU, South Africa does not recognize the Israeli settlements in the West Bank as belonging to Israel. The South African cabinet made a decision to approve a plan to require labels on products coming from the settlements in the West Bank to NOT be labeled “Made in Israel.” Israel Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon condemned the South African decision by saying it proves that South Africa is still an apartheid state.
If Israel attacks Iran, 10,000 Hezbollah fighters participated in the terror organization’s largest ever military exercise with the cooperation of Iran to “to conquer the Upper Galilee” reports a Lebanese newspaper. While Hezbollah is preparing to invade Israel from the north, the Muslim Brotherhood has taken over the government of Egypt through the decrees of Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi. After firing top army generals and replacing them with Muslim Brotherood sympathizers, Morsi is appointing new governors to the 27 regions of the country. Furthermore, Morsi is seeking to control the Egyptian media by replacing 50 editors from the countries leading newspapers. Finally, in possibly preparing to go to war with Israel, for the first time since the 1973 Yom Kippur war, Egypt is deploying troops and tanks in the Sinai Peninsula.
An agreement to divide Jerusalem and establish a PLO state is a tribulation event.
The link to these articles are as follows:
1) EU’s Ashton slams Israel, again, over East Jerusalem expansion plans
2) Ayalon hits back: South Africa remains an apartheid state
3) ‘Hezbollah drill prepares to ‘occupy the Galilee”
4) Analysis: Brotherhood taking total control of Egypt
5) Egypt’s moves in Sinai alarm Israel
The French defense minister called for the establishment of an “international coalition” to implement a limited no-fly zone in Syria suggesting for the first time military action outside of the UN Security Council. However, he ruled out a no-fly zone over the entire country of Syria. The United States and Turkey have already discussed the possibility of a limited no-fly zone perhaps between the Northern Syrian city of between Aleppo and the Turkish border.
Russia rejected the idea of a no-fly zone in Syria. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said “If you try to create no-fly zones and safety zones for military purposes by citing an international crisis — this is unacceptable,” he said. “We find it appropriate to defend the UN Charter that states the use of force can be only be decided by the Security Council,” Lavrov said. Russia also blamed the West for encouraging civil war in Syria. The Russian Foreign Ministry said “Our Western partners have not done anything to influence the opposition and convince it to start dialogue with the authorities. They are openly encouraging the opposition to continue armed resistance instead. It is clear that these methods will not help in finding a political solution to the crisis.”
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama said the use of chemical weapons by Syria would be a “red line” that would change his thinking on intervention in the crisis. He said: “There would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons.” DEBKA reports that US C130 transports stand ready at Middle East air bases to fly into Syria US elite units especially trained in combat against chemical and biological weapons and tactics for securing their arsenals. Those units are on standby at bases in Israel and Jordan. Also on standby for stealthy raids into Syria are British special operations forces in Cyprus and French units trained in unconventional warfare in Jordan. Regarding military intervention in Syria, the Obama administration is split between two factions – those who are pushing hard for direct US military intervention – both to end the bloodshed and Bashar Assad’s reign in Syria and to preempt a unilateral Israeli strike against Iran. The other faction is dedicated to no intervention in Syria and Iran.
A war with Syria where Damascus is destroyed (Isaiah 17) is a tribulation event.
The link to these articles is as follows:
1) French minister calls for limited no-fly zone in Syria
2) Russia Rejects No-Fly Zones As Ploy for Military Intervention
3) ‘Only UN should decide on force against Syria’
4) Russia Blames West for Fueling Armed Conflict in Syria
5) Obama warns Syria chemical weapons use may spark US action
6) US, UK, French elite units on standby for seizing Syrian chemical weapons
7) Russia, China warn West on unilateral action against Syria after Obama threats
Western diplomatic sources say that Iran has installed many more uranium enrichment machines in an underground bunker including putting in place additional enrichment centrifuges in its Fordow nuclear facility buried deep inside a mountain to protect it against any strike by the US or Israel. In an effort to be able to inspect Iran’s nuclear facilities, talks were held between the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and Iran in Vienna, Austria. The talks concluded without an agreement and no further talks are scheduled. Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused Iran of making “accelerated progress towards achieving nuclear weapons”, adding that it was “totally ignoring” Western demands to rein in its atomic program.
The US and Israel continue to remain at odds over the Iranian nuclear threat. Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey said that Israel and the United States view the Iranian nuclear threat differently. “Israel sees the Iranian threat more seriously than the US sees it, because a nuclear Iran poses a threat to Israel’s very existence. You can take two countries, give them the same intelligence and reach two different conclusions. I think that’s what’s happening here,” Dempsey said. Dempsey added: “At the same time, we admit that our clocks ticking at different paces. We have to understand the Israelis; they live with a constant suspicion with which we do not have to deal.”
As a result of these developments, Israel is concerned that the US is not fully committed to stopping the Iranian nuclear program. Former Military Intelligence head Amos Yadlin said that there are several things that the US can do to give Israel greater assurance. Yadlin presented a five-point plan to the Obama administration designed to convince “allies and adversaries alike that military action is real, imminent and doable.” He called on Obama to visit Israel and tell its leadership – and, more important, its people – that preventing a nuclear Iran is a US interest, and if we have to resort to military action, we will.” Next, Yadlin said that the US should provide Israel with advanced military technology and intelligence, contingent on Israeli pledges to delay a strike. Furthermore, Yadlin suggested that Obama to notify Congress in writing that he reserves the right to use military force on Iran. He added that the US should increase its military presence in the Persian Gulf and should also publicly commit to the security of its allies in the region.
Israel’s Channel 10 TV is reporting that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is determined to attack Iran before the US elections.”
Concerned about Israel possibly striking Iran before the November 6 US Presidential elections, the US is holding discussions with Israeli officials to find out what the US can do to stop an Israel attack upon Iran. Israel is willing to delay an attack against Iran this fall if the US would commit to attacking Iran by the spring of 2013 should Iran continue its effort to achieve nuclear capability.
If Israel does attack Iran, Israel could face retaliation from more than 10,000 missiles based in Iran, Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, according to Uzi Rubin, the founder and first director of Israel’s Missile Defense Organization.
The link to these articles is as follows:
1) ‘Iran expands nuclear capacity underground’
2) PM accuses Iran of accelerating work towards atomic weapons
3) IAEA-Iran nuclear negotiations break down
4) Dempsey: Israel, US differ on seriousness of Iran threat
5) Yadlin to Obama: Visit Israel to allay Iran fears
6) US-Israeli deal on Iran? No Israeli strike now if Obama pledged a spring attack
7) Israel Attack on Iran Runs Risk of Massive Missile Retaliation
8) Netanyahu ‘determined to attack Iran’ before US elections, claims Israel’s Channel 10
Paul Tucker, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, told an October meeting of the chief executives of Britain’s largest banks that there was a serious chance that their could be a banking and financial crisis by the end of 2012.
Concerned about an economic crisis prior to November in Europe, the Obama administration is pressuring European governments not to let Greece fall out of the eurozone before the US November’s Presidential elections.
The summer Olympics ended with an occult ceremony heralding a New World Order and nations and people worshiping the new system.
In anticipation of the collapse of the earo in the near future, Lord Rothschild has taken the position through RIT Capital Partners, an investment trust of which he is executive chairman of shorting – or selling down – the euro. In June, billionaire investor George Soros said that European leaders at that point had a “three-month window” to save the euro.
Also anticipation of a financial crisis, in an SEC filing it was revealed that both George Soros and John Paulson had increased their investment in SPDR Gold Trust, the world’s largest publicly traded physical gold exchange traded fund (ETF). George Soros now has 884,400 shares of the ETF gold fund while John Paulson bought 4.53 million shares, bringing his stake to 21.3 millon. These are significant positions in gold expecting it to rise significantly in the near future.
Worldwide economic collapse resulting in a one world government with one-world currency is a tribulation event.
The link to these articles are as follows:
1) Bank of England deputy governor Paul Tucker warned banks they could collapse ‘before Christmas’
2) Barack Obama asks eurozone to keep Greece in until after election day
3) The Occult Symbolism of the 2012 Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies
4) Lord Rothschild takes £130m bet against the euro
5) Are we about to see a Chinese gold rush?
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,
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int’l