June 23, 2012: Weekly 5 minute update (Audio Only)

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 collapse of the world economic system in September / October

The Obama administration is seeking to get Israel and the Palestinians back to direct peace talks although there is little evidence the two sides are ready to resume direct negotiations. Last week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Israel’s lead negotiator, Yitzhak Molcho, and chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat. In doing so, Erekat repeated the longstanding Palestinian demand that they will not have direct peace talks with Israel unless Israel stops building Jewish homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and wants the US to put pressure upon Israel to do so. If the US is unsuccessful to get Israel to agree to the Palestinians demands, the Palestinians are threatening to go to the UN General Assembly in September to seek recognition of a PLO state based upon 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

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

The link to these articles are as follows:

1) Obama administration keeps Israeli, Palestinian wheels spinning, hopes for traction on peace
2) ‘Peace process clinically dead, Israel responsible’

Russia continues to strongly support the government of Bashar Assad of Syria and oppose US policy toward Syria and Iran. Russia’s chief arms exporter said that his company was shipping advanced defensive missile systems to Syria that could be used to shoot down airplanes or sink ships if the United States or other nations try to intervene to halt the country’s spiral of violence. In addition, Russia is sending a fleet of warships to the Mediterranean port of Tartus. Furthermore, the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars reports that a joint Russian-Chinese-Iranian exercise is to take place in Syria in the next few weeks. It was described as “the biggest of its kind ever staged in the Middle East” with 90,000 personnel, 400 air planes and 900 tanks taking part. As part of its preparations, China has gotten approval from Egypt for 12 naval ships to pass through the Suez Canal in late June with destination to the Syrian port of Tartus. This is the first time that substantial Russian and Chinese military strength has ever been deployed in Syria or anywhere else in the Middle East. It means that Russia and China are prepared to partner with the Iranian and Syrian armies for the shared purpose of obstructing any US-European-Arab military intervention in Syria.

In a meeting of G20 leaders in Mexico, US President Barack Obama said that despite his fervent in-person appeals, leaders of Russia and China had not “signed on” to his diplomatic campaign for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as part of a plan to end the country’s bloody violence. Obama described his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Chinese President as “very candid” and “intensive” on the issue of Syria and the question of Assad’s removal. Russia’s opposition is rooted by the angry sense that the Obama administration conned Russia on Libya and must not be allowed to repeat the exercise in Syria. Russia views that the United States violated one UN Security Council resolution on Libya after another by leading NATO’s air blitz on Muammar Qaddafi’s regime centers “from behind” and allowing European and Arab special forces troops to oust the Libyan ruler and hasten his death. Russia and China do not want the same thing to be repeated in Syria.

Learning from the Libyan experience, Russia made thee major decision regarding working with the US on Middle Eastern issues according to DEBKA:

1. Abstain from partnering with any US diplomatic steps in the Middle East:

2. Prevent the US from repeating its Libyan exercise by achieving Assad’s overthrow

3. Place every possible obstacle in the way of a US attack on Iran’s nuclear program or attempt at regime change in Iran.

Finally, Russia has encouraged Iran to take a hard line in talks with Western powers to stop their nuclear program.

A war with Syria where Damascus is destroyed (Isaiah 17)  is a tribulation event.

The link to these articles is as follows:

1) Russia Sending Missile Systems to Shield Syria
2) Russia flies anti-air, anti-ship missiles to Assad as its fleet heads to Tartus
3) Russia, China, Iran plan to stage in Syria “biggest Mid East maneuver”
4) Obama: Russia, China not ‘signed on’ to removing Syria’s Assad
5) Russia Enlists China and Iran to Defeat US Middle East Interests

The nuclear talks held in Moscow between the Iran and the P5 + 1 powers (Russia, China, Britain, France, US and Germany) resulted in no agreement as the differences between both sides is significant. The P5 + 1 wanted Iran to stop 20 percent enrichment of uranium, shut down the Fordow nuclear facility and ship out stockpiled highly-enriched nuclear materials. Iran wants the P5 + 1 to agree that it has a right to enrich uranium. It was agreed that on July 3 there will be a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey and the experts from both sides will meet to discuss the West’s proposal and Iran’s response. A decision will be made at that time how to proceed based upon the results of the meeting. On July 1, an EU oil embargo against Iran will begin. Japan and China continue to purchase oil from Iran despite US objections.

A US war with Iran is a tribulation event.

The link to these articles is as follows:

1) Nuclear talks in Moscow between Iran, West end in failure
2) Japan, China to import Iran oil after EU ban

A European think-tank who promotes the financial and political union of the European Union issued a RED ALERT for a global economic crash more devastating than the fall of 2008 for September / October 2012. The outcome of this crash is expected to change the structure of the financial structure of the world’s economic system that was put in place after WW II.

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) Red alert / Global systemic crisis – September-October 2012

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

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