#OurUSAandWorld : Israel & Zionism : The term “Zionism”
was coined in 1890 by Nathan Birnbaum.
Its general definition means the national movement for the
return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the
resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel. The
UN has singled out Jewish self-determination for
condemnation This is a form of racism. “A world that closed
its doors to Jews who sought escape from Hitler’s ovens
lacks the moral standing to complain about Israel’s giving
preference to Jews,” wrote noted
When approached by a student who attacked Zionism,
Martin Luther King responded: “When people criticize
Zionists, they mean Jews.
You’re talking anti-Semitism.”
Who is Anti-Christian??:
#Today : Is the earth inhabitable?? Not in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip : Of the 8.08 million people living in Israel as
of September 2013, Christians constituted approximately
320,000 people, around 3.5 to 4% of the population. While
Christians have fled from Palestinian controlled areas in the
West Bank and Gaza Strip because of violence and
persecution, the Christian population in Israel has
increased over the past few decades.
Source: American-Israeli Enterprise
God is Spirit and there is only ONE Spirit in the entire
Cosmos : So what evil God have the Palestinians
invented???? The ONE Spirit of the Cosmos is The God of
Abraham, Moses,KingDavid and Jesus our Lord whom God
will send to kill the enemies of Israel :
Senior Palestinian Official: “Allah Will Gather (The Israelis) So We Can Kill Them”: Senior Palestinian official Abbas Zaki said in an interview broadcast yesterday on official PA TV that Israelis “have no belief, no principles” and that they “are an advanced instrument of evil.” Therefore, “Allah will gather them so that we can kill them,” he explained:
“These Israelis have no belief, no principles. They are an
advanced instrument of evil. They say, the Holocaust, and so
on – fine, why are they doing this to us? Therefore, I believe
that Allah, will gather them so we can kill them.
#OurUSAandWorld : Just as the ONE True God of Israel
gave David victory and he established Jerusalem as the
capital of Israel so shall the ONE True God and Jesus give
Israel victory in our day and time : The Star of David was
regarded by King David as a sign of the Messiah in the
#OurUSAandWorld : Israel – Syria & Hezbollah :
Source: NY Times
Israel Watches Warily as Hezbollah Gains Battle Skills in
TEL AVIV — Hezbollah’s distracting and costly engagement
in the Syrian civil war has offered some practical benefit to
Israelis. It has also been a source of foreboding.
On the one hand, Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese Shiite
organization that fought a monthlong war against Israel in
2006, is preoccupied with shoring up the government of
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria in its struggle against
rebel forces, and is suffering losses.
But Hezbollah is also acquiring battlefield experience, and
the only way for Mr. Assad, a longtime Hezbollah ally, to
repay the group is by supplying it with sophisticated
weapons, according to Israeli military officials and experts
— strengths that could eventually be used against Israel.
“Hezbollah has 4,000 to 5,000 soldiers today in Syria,” a
senior Israeli military officer told reporters at army
headquarters here last week. “This is a major burden for
Hezbollah but also a major advantage.” Speaking on the
condition of anonymity in accordance with Israeli Army
rules, he added, “I have no doubt that Hezbollah gained
much more self-confidence because of the Syrian
Hezbollah fired thousands of rockets at Israel during the
2006 war, which began after Hezbollah captured two Israeli
soldiers on the Israel-Lebanon border. More than 1,000
Lebanese and dozens of Israelis were killed in the fighting,
which ended with a United Nations-brokered cease-fire. The
war was deemed a failure by many Israelis, though experts
say it restored a degree of deterrence.
Since then, Israel’s border with Lebanon has been mostly
quiet. But Israel is preparing intensively for another
possible round of fighting with Hezbollah, which military
planners here see as inevitable. In their view, the experience
gained by Hezbollah’s commanders and fighters in Syria is
likely to make that next round more challenging for Israel.
“This kind of experience cannot be bought,” said Gabi
Siboni, director of the military and strategic affairs program
at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv
Mr. Siboni and other analysts said that Hezbollah’s
experience in Syria should not be overstated since the group
is fighting rebel forces like the Free Syrian Army and
jihadist groups, not a modern, regular army. Still, Mr.
Siboni said: “It is an additional factor that we will have to
deal with. There is no replacement for experience, and it is
not to be scoffed at.”
While the Israeli military used to plan for conventional
armored battle — tanks against tanks — now its forces train
to withstand fighters who have antitank missiles and secret
Over the last two years, according to military officials, much
Israeli Army training has moved from the southern desert to
the Galilee region in the north, where the terrain is similar
to that of Lebanon and Syria.
At the same time, the Israeli military is conducting a mostly
covert campaign to maintain a qualitative edge over
Hezbollah and curb the buildup of the group’s weaponry.
Israel has refused to confirm or deny involvement in about
half a dozen airstrikes over the past year, mostly in Syrian
territory. But Israel’s leaders have said they will act to
prevent transfers of sophisticated weapons to Hezbollah
from Syria, such as accurate, long-range rockets and shore-
to-ship or ground-to-air missiles. Israel is also concerned
about Hezbollah’s acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicles,
more commonly known as drones or U.A.V.’s.
“A Hezbollah with modern surface-to-air systems, with
modern U.A.V.’s, with modern cybercapabilities, well, this is
a different Hezbollah,” the senior military official said, one
that could have “much more appetite to taste another
conflict with Israel.”
In a departure from its usual practice of remaining silent
about the Israeli airstrikes, Hezbollah openly accused Israel
of striking one of its positions on the Lebanon-Syria border
on the night of Feb. 24, and it threatened to retaliate at a
time and place of its choosing.
Days later, in another unusual development, Israeli forces
in the Golan Heights fired artillery shells at a small squad of
men across the Israel-Syria frontier who were said to have
been trying to plant an explosive device. The Israeli military
described the men as “Hezbollah-affiliated terrorists.” The
official Syrian news agency, SANA, said the Israeli fire
wounded seven Syrian security personnel and four civilians.
If the men were indeed affiliated with Hezbollah, the
episode could indicate that the group has started operating
against Israel in a new arena, along the decades-old
cease-fire line between Israel and Syria.
Still, many Israeli analysts believe that for Hezbollah, the
disadvantages of its engagement in Syria outweigh the
advantages, and that there is an upside for Israel.
Fighting to help preserve the Assad government in Syria is
“almost existential” for Hezbollah, said Ely Karmon of the
International Institute for Counterterrorism at the
Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. Under the Assad
family’s rule, all of Hezbollah’s Iranian-supplied weapons
passed through Damascus, Syria’s capital. And the group,
Mr. Karmon said, has “always needed the strategic umbrella
Hezbollah has been amassing weaponry since 2006, years
before the civil war in Syria began. But Mr. Karmon said
that Hezbollah’s advanced weapons, supplied by Iran, were
intended mainly for use against Israel in the event of an
Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear program.
Under cover of the chaos in Syria, Israel has been freer to
take action against the weapons buildup without fear of
retaliation, the assumption being that Hezbollah, embroiled
in Syria, is not in a position now to open another broad
front against Israel.
In addition, analysts here say, the Lebanese group’s image
at home and in the broader Arab world has been severely
damaged because it is fighting Sunni rebels in Syria while its
legitimacy rested on its role in fighting Israel.
Hezbollah’s reputation is suffering further, according to
Shaul Shay, a former deputy head of Israel’s National
Security Council, because of the increasing spillover from
the Syrian conflict onto Lebanese soil in the form of a wave
of deadly bomb attacks.
Syria is Hezbollah’s “Vietnam, Afghanistan or Iraq,” said
Yoram Schweitzer, an expert at the Institute for National
Security Studies. Though Hezbollah is acquiring battle
experience, Mr. Schweitzer said, “in my view, the price it is
paying is greater than the gain.”
Yours in the Bonds of Fellowship
James R Cathey Th D Ph D
Ordained Minister of Jesus our Lord since 1975