The Gaza Hotbed Of Poisonous Terror Vipers | VOL. 58 * NEWSLETTER * JAN./FEB. 2008 |
Dear Friends of Israel and “Or Tzion”,
How can we be silent? How can I be silent? How can any of the Lord’s true prophets remain silent? It is impossible! It has become unbearable! I have wanted to do what the 3 monkeys, Mizaru, Kikazaru, and Iwazaru do: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. I have tried not to turn on the news because I can no longer bear the one-sided, slanted reporting, the calling black white and white black, good evil and evil good, sweet bitter and bitter sweet. My spirit grieves, my soul and mind are troubled, and like Jeremiah, I cannot contain what the Spirit of the Lord says.
Several times I have heard heavenly “woes”, and like Jeremiah, I fear that if I utter them, massive rejection will ensue. But how can I call bitter sweet when it is unbearably bitter? How can I say all is well as evil spreads like gangrene and most good folks remain passively silent?
Worldwide, the daily news focuses on a so-called humanitarian crisis in Gaza while the real crisis of rocket attacks in southern Israel is ignored. In only 3 days, 150 Kassam rockets hit the town of Sderot destroying homes, injuring several (including a boy’s legs severed off) and killing one.
The United Nations Security Council, preparing a draft concerning the Gaza situation, makes no mention of the barrage of rockets which triggered Israel’s defensive response of slightly diminishing the fuel and electricity supply to Gaza.
That all vital Palestinian supplies come from and through Israel, the very country they seek to destroy and threaten to throw into the sea, is inconsequential; Israel, their hated benefactor who gives them drinking water, electricity, fuel and food and without which the Gazan hospitals could never attend to their sick and wounded, must be eradicated.
President George W. Bush DEMANDS of Israel to dismantle all “illegal outposts” of the Westbank, allowing no Jew in this area. Yet, Ephraim, Menasseh and Judah make up this area and are part of G-d’s covenanted land to Israel, biblically referred to as Judea and Samaria. Did God say His Jewish people may not settle here? By treating the sovereign nation of Israel as though we were the 51st state of the U.S., President Bush is striving against the LORD and proudly defying the Holy One of Israel1.
Unhappily, Israel’s leaders acquiesce, making Israel’s back like the ground and the street for the U.S., the UN, the EU and the Arab League to pass over saying, ‘Bow down that we may pass over you.’2
The slanted news about Israel and the so-called Palestinian plight leads the world to believe that the Palestinians have a right to Israel’s promised land. The press, therefore distorts reality and by calling it the Israeli-Palestinian “conflict”, perverts the real issue.
This is no “conflict”! It is a matter of the continued existence for the Jewish nation! For the true aim of the Arab world and the Palestinians is to drive the Jews into the sea through a “monumental blood bath” and take over the ENTIRE land of Israel with all the infrastructure the Jews have built as written in Ps 83:4 – “Let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
Here are the maps which the Palestinian Authority officially displays in its offices and school curriculum3:
Note that “Palestine” replaces all of Israel as published by the PA State-Information-Service and seen at the Arab-American University Jenin as well as the Birzeit University.
1 Jeremiah 50:24, 29 2 Isaiah 51:23
The True Palestinian Aim Seen In Their Mapspage 2
Does this look like a mere “conflict”? These maps and logos reveal a complete take-over.
Surely, the President of the United States must be aware of the true aim of the Arab world and the PA? His father’s close relationship to the Saudi princes and their interest in seeing Israel undone certainly cannot have escaped George W. It was King Fahd of Saudi Arabia who, in 1985, suggested the 5-points plan of how to dismantle Israel, now known as the “Road Map”. It was Bush Sr. who demanded of PM Yitzhak Shamir for Israel to act as a sitting duck and refrain from responding to Saddam’s scud missiles raining on Israel’s cities unprovoked. Or were it the Saudis who insisted on that for the “coalition”? It was also father Bush who declared the PLO to be the only “legitimate” representative of the Palestinian people (is that really what the Palestinians wanted?), and East Jerusalem “occupied territory” – at the behest of whom? Until then Jerusalem was never to be on the negotiating table as both Jews and Arabs prospered in United Jerusalem and lived at peace with each other. It is the Saudi royal house which has financially supported the PLO and every terror organization pledged to wipe Israel off the map.
Seeing that Bush Jr. himself is deeply involved with the Saudis, as is his VP Cheyny, his Secretary of State, “Condy” Rice, and his father’s former secretary of State, Jim Baker, one asks oneself whose interests does this President and his father have at heart – America’s, or the Saudis and their own? It’s all about oil, weapons and money
Hence, despite George W. Bush’s knowledge of these things, or perhaps, in light of this, he is imposing a Palestinian State on the Jewish nation, so hurriedly trying to accomplish this while still in power that one can’t help but wonder – is it to make the Palestinians happy, or Bush’s Saudi friends?? So the oil keeps flowing and the money rolling?
Oh, how he is striving against the LORD, and proudly defying the Holy One of Israel! Woe!
The Green Line: Have you ever wondered about this term? If you fly over the land you can clearly see a “green line” dividing the Jews from the Palestinians. The Jewish lands are green and luscious; while the Palestinian lands are barren and rocky. Why is this?
Because the Land refuses to yield itself to a peopleThe United Nations and the European Union, together with the United States, have poured billions of $$$ into the Palestinian Authority, yet nothing but a casino in Jericho, an airport in Gaza, a “government headquarters” in Ramallah, and an underground bunker for Arafat exists. There is neither infrastructure nor state economy.
who are NOT the covenanted heirs of the land, who are not it’s masters!
Since the people’s leaders are terrorists and their children are bred to become terrorists, the Palestinians are waiting to grab all that the Jews have built.
Palestinian construction workers habitually write their names into the walls of the houses they are paid to build, believing that the day will come that they shall live in that house — when all the Jews have been slaughtered .
The press reporting for decades only half truth has progressively endangered Israel more and more, furthering the disaster4, and will be responsible for triggering divine repercussions of unimaginable proportions upon the nations that oppress Israel. For G-d promises that He will take the cup of staggering and the bowl of His wrath from Israel and put into the hand of their tormentors5.
Israel is the sacrifial “lamb” offered upon the altar of U.S. economy. Yet instead of saving the U.S. $, to the American’s great chagrin recession is looming as disastrous as the one of 1929, possibly even worse. Europe is hastily preparing itself not to be swept away by the economic disaster tsunami6 triggered by the American financial upheaval. Yet the European nations have oppressed Israel for the same reasons. Why should they escape?
4 Zech. 1:15 5 Isaiah 51:22-23 6 see http://www.ortzion.org/images/news35_2.html
Isaiah 19 And Heavenly “Woes”page 3
Many years ago the Lord had me prophecy about Egypt according to Isaiah 19. Since this word did not materialize immediately, it was forgotten. Yet Scriptures cannot be broken. The hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who poured into Egypt on January 23rd and 24th will eventually capsize the Egyptian ship. While some Palestinians may return to Gaza, Egypt is now faced with the violent, gun-toting Gazans who, under the leadership of Hamas7, will attempt to overthrow the present Egyptian government.
This does not mean an easier time for Israel. Rather, the contrary! For Hamas will continue their Kassam attacks with even bigger and more deadly warheads, while they themselves, relocated into Egypt, will be safely out of reach of the Israeli military. And should Israel bomb Hamas strongholds in the Sinai, it will be seen as an act of war by Egypt, the entire Arab world and therewith the rest of the world, for the sake of “holy” Arab oil.
The “woes” I hear concern “striving against the LORD”, “proudly defying the LORD, the Holy One of Israel,” “on account of MY people and MY heritage Israel, because they have… divided up MY land,” for “paying G-d back for having restored His people as a sovereign nation to the promised, covenanted holy Land”.
I have been so troubled by decent, honest folk for whom political-correctness appears just and fair while being blind to the facts, the truth. Nevertheless, the Spirit of the Lord keeps pointing to 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12, and Daniel 12:10. Indeed, “woe” to all who do not love truth but unrighteousness and lies. For then G-d WILL send them a strong delusion that will strengthen them in embracing falsehood, just as pharaoh was immovable in the pride and arrogance of his heart a.
“Well, first of all, I believe in an Almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That’s what I believe. I believe that Islam is a great religion that preaches peace…” 8
The President’s statement of “faith” is the basic Masonic creed9. Hence, hosting “Iftar” dinners in the White House, saying that this “gives me a chance to say ‘Ramadan Mubarak’” is perfectly suitable in his eyes.
Reaction from U.S. evangelical leaders was swift and strong, saying that Bush was commander in chief but not “theologian in chief.”.
A long-time friend commented:
“Okay, what is all of this hype about Bush not being a theologian…I’m not a theologian and I know Muslims, Christians and Jews do not worship the same god. It is basic to the faith. Hear O Israel the Lord our God is One (the only One); Jesus is the way the truth and the life…the only way. If Pres. Bush says he’s a Christian then…shouldn’t he know this…Do we need to go to seminary to know there is only One True God??? I say no, Christians need to call it like it is…not make up excuses for our ‘Christian’ President! Something is wrong…denying the TRUTH is taking ‘political correctness’ too far. Didn’t Jesus said something about if you deny me…I will deny you. Wake up!”
I want to join my friend’s wake-up call.
Beloved, I have nothing more to say, nor anything to add to the “woes” pronounced from heaven. All I can say is, “woe” for refusing to love the truth and “woe” for failing to recognize the truth as it is written, “My people perish for lack of knowledge”. Christian or not, it is the lack of this knowledge of truth that causes people to perish.
9 See “The New World Order”
Egypt Does Not Want The Gaza Palestinianspage 4
Egypt systematically blocked the Gazan Palestinians from shopping and from reaching deeper into Egypt. The Egyptians searched homes in El Arish for Gazans and placed a curfew on the El Arish shopping areas. They closed the highway leading through the Sinai into Sharm el-Sheikh and the “Peace Bridge” crossing over the Suez Canal. A convoy of supplies was prevented from crossing the Bridge into the Sinai to Palestinian shoppers. A wire fence to keep out the Gazans is being erected. Mubarak refuses to link Gaza to Egypt, and is sealing the Egyptain/Gazan border. Not a word of protest has been uttered by anyone.
Israel, however, is judged and severely condemned when she behaves in precisely the same way and seals her border with Gaza. The entire world screams “siege”, ignoring Israel’s security needs in the face of incessant bombing in the south. Any other country would deem this bombing an act of war and respond in kind.
The double standard applied to Israel is incredible!
While Egypt’s “right” to seal off its borders is beyond dispute, Israel is forced to keep her border open to terrorists whose raison d’etre is to kill the Jews. Why doesn’t Egypt welcome the Gazans?
Because wherever the Palestinians settle they create upheaval, bringing lawlessness and terror. They did this in Jordan and King Hussein drove them out10. They did this in Lebanon and Israel drove them out11. They did this in Kuwait and the Kuwaitis drove them out12.
Following Israel’s victory in the Sinai campaign all of Israel’s generals along with Ben Gurion’s cabinet and advisers counseled AGAINST keeping Gaza, suggesting that Egypt deal with it. Ben Gurion disagreed. Unhappily the generals’ prediction proved true and Gaza has been nothing but a troublesome thorn in Israel’s side.
Why then do the Arabs want to make the world believe that the Arab world stands united behind the Palestinians? c Because then Palestinians serve as convenient pawns in the Arab effort to uproot and destroy the hated sovereign “Zionist entity” in the midst of their “holy” Arab land.
On December 17, 1992, Israel deported 415 Hamas terrorists toward Lebanon. The men got trapped between Israel and Lebanon, the latter refusing to let them in, remembering the horror inflicted on them by the Palestinians. Syria refused to admit the Palestinians, Jordan refused, and none of the Arab nations were willing to receive these 415 Palestinians. No one wondered, why?
Rather, as expected, world opinion turned against Israel demanding that she allow those terrorists to return. The Palestinians’ joyous celebration over the foiled deportation is only one of many humiliations world opinion forced on Israel. It was another sign to the Palestinians that Israel would soon be defeated.
NOTE: The whole Middle East is experiencing Internet outages or great difficulties to get on line due to cut underwater cables. I struggled for days to upload the pages of this newsletter while the situation with Gaza is changing daily. Right now I cannot get emails out nor these pages uploaded. However, when I will finally succeed the information of this newsletter will still be relevant regardless of new developments.
The purpose of Or Tzion’s newsletters is to keep you not only informed but guarded against the activity of Satan with pretended signs and wonders and all wicked deception, in order to empower you to escape Satan’s net and the coming trials and stand before our Savior and Lord, Messiah Yeshua, Son of G-d and Son of Man.
Yours in Him,
P.S. Following is a typical question asked of me by decent and “open minded” people. This one was asked by a born again, Spirit filled believer. My answer to her question is posted on the “Teachings” site.
DLBahler88@aol.com wrote: “Annelore: I have to ask you, how does all of this fit with Jesus’ command to love our enemies and to give them something to eat and drink? It just seems to me that if Israel actually followed that policy that the Arabic people would find less to hate about Jews and become more willing to try to live together in peace. I’m sorry, but I don’t see much happening in the Middle East that reflects God’s heart. It all seems to be about LAND and He always seemed to me to be all about PEOPLE.”
“Just asking. Thanks, Diane Bahler”
10 “Black September”: PLO / Yasser Arafat’s attempt to usurp rule over Jordan; King Hussein kills and expells thousands of Palestinians; 11 First Lebanon War – “Operation Peace for Galilee”; biased Wikipedia account; 12 The reports are biased, either for Palestinians or Kuwaitis, always against Israel; however, the reports show the reason why the Palestinians were driven from their host countries and why today no Arab country is willing to receive Palestinians – their terror organizations (albeit sugar-coated with terms like “commandos” and “militants”) always try to usurp their host country as is true to their name “plishtim/foreign invaders”. Palestinians are stateless because they never had a state in the first place; nor did Israel displace them. It was their leaders who urged them to leave their homes until the Arab armies slaughtered the Jews. Then they could return not only to their own homes but take over the Jews’ homes as well. The Holy One of Israel prevented such an outcome and helped His Jewish people. Furthermore, it is not the Jews occupying Palestinian land but Palestinians occupying Jewish land. The name “Promised” or “Holy” land does not derive from G-d’s covenant with the Palestinians but with the Jews:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_Expulsion_from_Kuwait; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4089961.stm;
A “View” on Islam by President Bush and a Prominent GermanPage I
ENDNOTESa Forwarded to me by Marypo2001@aol.com:
Subject: A German’s View on Islam
Dr. Emanual Tanay is a well known and well respected psychiatrist.
A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War ll owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.
“Very few people were true Nazis,” he said, “but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything, I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.”
We are told again and again by “experts” and “talking heads” that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam. The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.
It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor killing. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. The hard quantifiable fact is that the “peaceful majority,” the “silent majority,” is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managaed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War ll was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were “peace loving”?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghanis, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Lastly, at the risk of offending, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.
So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world wide, read this – think about it – and send it on.
TESTING THE FAITHPresident George Bush has repeated his belief all religions, “whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God” – an assertion that caused outrage among evangelical leaders when he said it in November 2003.
Bush: All religions pray to ‘same God’
‘That’s what I believe. I believe Islam is a great religion that preaches peace’
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
As the president and Nakouzi walked from the Oval Office to the Map Room in the White House residence, Nazouki asked, “But I want to tell you – and I hope this doesn’t bother you at all – that in the Islamic world they think that President Bush is an enemy of Islam – that he wants to destroy their religion, what they believe in. Is that in any way true, Mr. President?”
“No, it’s not,” said Bush. “I’ve heard that, and it just shows [sic] to show a couple of things: One, that the radicals have done a good job of propagandizing. In other words, they’ve spread the word that this really isn’t peaceful people versus radical people or terrorists, this is really about the America not liking Islam.”
“Well, first of all, I believe in an Almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That’s what I believe. I believe that Islam is a great religion that preaches peace13. And I believe people who murder the innocent to achieve political objectives aren’t religious people, whether they be a Christian who does that – we had a person blow up our – blow up a federal building in Oklahoma City who professed to be a Christian, but that’s not a Christian act to kill innocent people.”
“And I just simply don’t subscribe to the idea that murdering innocent men, women and children – particularly Muslim men, women and children in the Middle East – is an act of somebody who is a religious person.”14
(Story continues below)
Friday’s statement echoes one made by Bush in November 2003 during a joint press conference with then-Prime Minister Tony Blair. A reporter noted Bush had frequently expressed the view that freedom is a gift from “the Almighty,” but questioned whether Bush believes “Muslims worship the same Almighty” as the president and other Christians do.
“I do say that freedom is the Almighty’s gift to every person. I also condition it by saying freedom is not America’s gift to the world,” Bush replied. “It’s much greater than that, of course. And I believe we worship the same god,” reported the London Telegraph.
Reaction from U.S. evangelical leaders was swift and strong.
A “View” on Islam by President Bush and a Prominent GermanPage II
ENDNOTESc WHO ARE THE PALESTINIANS?15One of the most misunderstood issues today is the question of “Who are the Palestinians”? The truth about this matter has been so deliberately obscured that even to raise the question will seem strange to most readers.
By Hal Lindsey
In my book, The Everlasting Hatred, the Roots of Jihad, I trace the history of the people now being called the “Palestinians.” The land of Israel became known as Palestine after the Roman destruction of Israel in A.D. 70. It was ruled by many different invaders for the following 19 enturies.
In the 7th century, the Muslims took control of Palestine for the first time. From A.D. 635 until 1917, the Muslims ruled it, with only a few interruptions by the European Crusaders. During that span of time, the land was reduced to total desolation. Many people who traveled the land in the 19th century remarked on the fact that Palestine was as desolate as the moon
and very few people lived there.
In 1867, Mark Twain remarked about his visit to the Holy Land in his book, “The Innocents Abroad.” He lamented, “Stirring scenes occur in the valley [of Jezreel] no more. There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent for 30 miles in either direction. There are two or three small clusters of Bedouin tents, but not a single permanent habitation. One may ride 10
miles hereabouts and not see 10 human beings.”
By all eyewitness accounts of that era, Palestine was a total desolation. There were virtually no trees and no people. Because of lack of trees, the weather changed and it rarely ever rained. The irrigation systems of the once fertile valleys were all destroyed, rendering most areas into malaria-ridden swamps. The terraces of the mountainsides were torn down, causing terrible erosion that left only barren rocks. This was the condition of Palestine by the beginning of the 19th century. It was at this time that Jews began to flee severe persecutions in Russia and stern Europe. In the mid 1800s, some Jews came to Palestine and, with the generous aid of some successful Jews like the Rothschilds, began to buy property from Muslim Ottoman Turks. The Muslims thought the land was worthless anyway, so they sold it to the “dumb Jews” for extremely inflated prices.
To everyone’s amazement, the Jews were very successful at reclaiming the land. Many of them died from malaria and the rigorous life the work demanded, but they performed an agricultural miracle that made the land very productive again. As a result of their success, poor migrant workers from the surrounding Muslim countries began to flood in to work for the Jews. The Jews literally became victims of their own success almost all of the people calling themselves Palestinians” today are the descendants of those migrant workers.
Much more is said and documented on this subject in my book. But the main point is this: The Muslims have repeatedly shown they understand these things. Since they know that the so-called “Palestinians” are not a homogeneous people, but rather a mixed conglomerate of workers with no cohesive organizational or political skills, they have repeatedly not given them a state.
When the Hashemite Tribe, who were rulers over Mecca and Medina for centuries, were driven out by the Saudis, the British gave them control over the vastly greater numbers of “migrant workers” in Trans Jordan. The British said this would be, in effect, “The State of Palestine.” Instead, the Hashemites, who make up only about 20 percent of the population, turned it into
their own kingdom and called it the Kingdom of Jordan. When the Jordanians and Egyptians controlled the so-called West Bank and the Gaza Strip for 19 years (1948 to 1967), there was never a thought of giving the disorganized mass of “migrant workers” a state. Why? Because they knew there was no cohesive, homogeneous people known as “Palestinians.”
The current efforts of Jordan and Egypt (and all the rest of the Muslim Middle East nations) to give these same people a state is clearly a ploy to get a foothold inside Israel. It is a strategic accommodation to establish a base from which the final assault against Israel can be made. What they couldn’t do militarily is now being facilitated through the United States and the E.U.
Muslims will never accept a permanent presence of infidels in what they claim is sacred Islamic soil. Especially Jewish infidels for which the Koran reserves its most vehement condemnations. In their minds, the Koran and Allah will not let them accept Jews in what they view as their third holiest site.
The United States had better learn these things, or we will find ourselves guilty of facilitating the destruction of God’s people, to whom the Word of God says the land belongs forever. God will not let that happen, but He will certainly judge those who have any part in trying to do it. God warned: “Therefore thus says the Lord God: ‘Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom [Arabs], who took MY LAND to themselves as a possession, with whole-hearted joy and spiteful minds, in order to plunder its open country … But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to MY PEOPLE ISRAEL, for they are about to come.” Ezk 36:5,8
15 The “migrant workers” became one of the most educated Arab people and contributed to the development of the nation now known as Jordan until Arafat and his gang tried to usurp power and subjugate the Jordanians; the same happened in Kuwait.