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Purim Dress Rehearsal – Third Temple Service Could Be Ready In 4hrs

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz/Breaking Israel News March 21, 2019
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As Jews celebrate Purim this week it may be significant to consider the recent reappearance of many, if not all, of the Temple vessels that played a subtle yet significant role in the Purim story.

Although the story of Purim takes place entirely in Persia and was not connected to any Temple rituals, the holiday is connected to the Temple and geulah (redemption) in several less obvious points. According to Jewish tradition, Persian King Ahasuerus served the feast described in the beginning of the Book of Esther on the sacred vessels of the Jewish Temple.

Gold Vessel for Libation

When King Ahasuerus considered the Temple vessels for use at his drunken feast, first on the list would have been the gold and silver decanters used for libations on the altar. Last Sukkoth, a new gold vessel was used for the first time in a reenactment of the water libation ceremony.

In a full-dress ceremony, Kohanim (Jewish men descended from Aaron the Priest) led the procession from the Temple Mount to the Shiloah spring. Amidst celebrations, they brought the container of water to a replica altar where the ceremony was carried out.

Silver Trumpets and Ram Horns

Though not mentioned explicitly, it is conceivable, perhaps even probable, that the drunken king would call for the musical instruments seized from the Jewish Temple.

Music was a central feature of the Temple service. As such, the Temple Institute prepared several types of silver horns for use in the Third Temple. In addition to the silver horns, rams’ horns, known as shofarot, were also used.

Harps

Perhaps viewed as the ancient version of the electric guitar, the harp was a staple of Temple music. Jewish tradition states that the Temple had an astounding 4,000 harps. The Harraris, American hippies transplanted in the Holy Land, were tasked by the Temple Institute over 30 years ago with recreating the Temple harp.

Ketoret

Of course, a drunken Persian feast would call for sweet smells and the plunder from the Temple most certainly included a substantial quantity of the very special incense that was an essential element in the Temple service. In an astounding tale, a group of Noahides discovered an ancient cache of 600 kilograms of original Temple incense more than 25 years ago. Perhaps even more astonishing is that this Temple treasure has gone unnoticed by mainstream media and archaeologists, stored away at an undisclosed location waiting until it is needed.

Menorah and oil

The true fate of the golden menorah from the Second Temple is unknown; a relief on the Arch of Titus in Rome depicts it being carried away after the Temple’s destruction. The Temple Institute prepared a full-sized replica that is currently on display near the Cardo in Jerusalem’s Old City. Covered in gold, the menorah is acceptable for use in the Temple and is intended to stand in the Third-Temple.

Copper Scroll

Whenever the Temple vessels are mentioned, the Copper Scroll necessarily comes to the forefront. Discovered in 1952, the Copper Scroll is simply a list of gold and silver items from the Temple and the 64 locations where they can be found.

Jim Barfield, a retired arson investigator and Noahide from Oklahoma, argues that he has the key to finding the precise locations of the Temple treasure. The only thing preventing him from retrieving the Temple trove is lack of permission from the Israeli Antiquities Authority. But as soon as he does, Israel will have a collection of Temple vessels that would put King Ahasuerus to shame.

With so many of the Temple vessels either recreated or rediscovered, it is clear that the actual reinstatement of the Temple service is at hand. It is interesting to note that the creation of the vessels before the construction of the structure is precisely the opposite of the process of building the Tabernacle.

Rabbinic tradition tells of a dispute between Betsalel, the artisan who built the Tabernacle, and Moses. The Israelite leader and prophet commanded Betsalel to fashion the utensils first and then to construct the Tabernacle. Betsalel demurred, suggesting that the house is built first and then filled with furnishings. Ultimately, Betsalel’s concept was the guiding principle that led to the construction of the Tabernacle.

Indeed, the plans to create the Third Temple in Jerusalem are well-advanced. In addition to the vessels listed above, calves are being raised in order to reinstate the ritual of the Red Heifer necessary for purifying the Jews.

An altar is prepared that can be lifted onto a flatbed truck and delivered to the Temple Mount at a moment’s notice. A registry of Kohanim lists candidates to lead the service in the Temple and bakers unraveled the mystery of the showbread, the unique bread with an enigmatic shape that stood inside the Temple. Oil for the menorah and for the grain sacrifices is prepared every year in the painstaking manner mandated by Jewish law to ensure purity.

In fact, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, founder of the Temple Institute told Breaking Israel News that if the Jews today were given the opportunity to jumpstart the Temple service, it would require a mere four hours to do so.

Learn more about the Copper Scroll Project and it’s potential impact on finding temple treasures and a rebuilt temple by clicking here.

Originally published at Breaking Israel News – reposted with permission.

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Ilhan Omar And The Corbynization Of The Democratic Party

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By Thane Rosenbaum/Algemeiner.com March 18, 2019

 

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Ilhan Omar And The Corbynization Of The Democratic Party
By Thane Rosenbaum/Algemeiner.com March 18, 2019
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Don’t be surprised if any time soon, members of the Democratic Party start speaking with British accents. Yes, that’s right: Bernie Sanders drops his Brooklynese for something akin to British brogue. And when that happens, the final Corbynization of the halls of Congress will be complete.

Yes, by that I mean the leader of the UK’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, who in his nearly four years at the helm, has taken an extreme left turn along the progressive highway. At times, Labour has bizarrely become apologists for Hamas and shown a shameless acceptance of antisemitism within its ranks. With the recent midterm elections in the United States, an American analog has been discovered within the Democratic Party.

Corbyn has countenanced, if not directly infected, Labour with old-school antisemitism, deploying modern-day anti-Zionism as a pretext for a more acceptable form of Jew-hatred that plays well at fashionable parties and governs like a twisted parliamentary parlor game.

Congress took an ominous step in the same direction this past week.

The Progressives are Coming! The Progressives are Coming! Paul Revere would have surely taken to his horse to deliver the warning that a new British import was arriving, if it hasn’t already been dangerously underway.

Democrats are about to confront their very own Darkest Hour. It started with what to do with Ilhan Omar, a freshly minted Minnesota lawmaker whose views about Israel, and American Jewry, are medieval in outlook and antisemitic at their core. She’s also among the new wave of progressive candidates that now have seats in Congress.

Does this variant of progressivism, inspired by income equality and the demand for free tuition and universal healthcare, also include yet another plank–an antisemitic agenda masked, hypocritically, as anti-colonialism directed solely at the Jewish state?

The events of this week may have supplied the answer. Even President Trump declared that the Democratic Party was now both “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish.”

Congresswoman Omar, now one of three Muslims in the House, has already displayed an anti-Israel bias that barely conceals her antisemitic bigotry. On Twitter she wrote, “Israel has hypnotized the world”–back in 2012, long before she took federal office. Later she tweeted, “May Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

Once assuming her new position in Congress, she almost instantly tweeted how American support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins baby”–a reference to the hundred-dollar bill. She later apologized for these missteps, even though she was quickly trading again in antisemitic tropes, yielding no time to fellow colleagues.

Yet, the true nature of her antisemitic attitudes was fast approaching. Before a live audience in Washington, D.C., she said, “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is O.K. to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” In case her words were misconstrued, she added, “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee.”

That’s right: the Jewish lobby pulls the strings in Congress; Jews have conflicted loyalties, with America of lesser importance to a people with eyes only for the Middle East; and Jewish money buys influence in ways that guns, teachers and tobacco could never possibly enjoy.

Congress decided to take action with a resolution condemning antisemitism and singling out Omar by name, much like Democrats were united, recently, in their insistence to censure Representative Steve King for his racist remarks. Of course, he was a Republican and a white male, a disfavored species of politics, gender and skin tone that is, nowadays, always deemed privileged, colonialist, and presumptively guilty.

In King’s case, given the grotesqueness of his past remarks, that presumption may have been deserved.

Omar is a dark-skinned Muslim woman. Among the new progressives, assisted by their intersectional compatriots on college campuses, marginalized people of color are, generally, excused from moral accountability–apologies are never necessary, ill-chosen words are never to be retracted, hatefulness is explained away, violence conveniently overlooked.

Progressivism of this sort is, ultimately, racist in its own right–the infantilizing of marginalized groups, treating them as if they are incapable of upholding standards. Which leads to a double standard: King was irredeemably demonic; Omar was merely mistaken, immune from censure or even a mild rebuke.

Congressional Majority Whip James Clyburn suggested that Omar had the moral authority to say almost anything–more so than children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors–since she spent part of her childhood in a Kenyan refugee camp after escaping with her family from war-torn Somalia.

Why that insulates her from charges of antisemitism was not explained.

Instead, her name was absent from a House resolution condemning hatred of all kinds, in general terms, completely ignoring why congressional action needed to be taken in the first place. There were so many objections raised by both the Progressive and Black Congressional Caucuses that there was thoughts of scrapping the resolution altogether. In the end, neither Omar nor Jew-hatred were given any special attention.

These very same leaders were surely appalled when others tried to make the Black Lives Matter Movement more inclusive by redefining it as All Lives Matter.

Special pleading, apparently, only works one way.

For his part, Corbyn has said that British Zionists are without “English irony”; he invited a Palestinian Islamist who claimed that Jews were absent from the World Trade Center on 9/11 to address Parliament; and in 2014, he participated in a ceremony honoring those Palestinians who massacred nearly the entire Israeli team during the 1972 Olympics in Munich.

Luciana Berger, a Jewish member of the British Parliament, has left the Labour Party and helped form another one. Eight other Labour MPs have abandoned their party in protest over Corbyn’s antics and excusal of fellow travelers in antisemitism.

Might there come a time when Democratic lawmakers find themselves increasingly uncomfortable sharing a party with progressives who have more in common with the Labour Party in the House of Commons then they do with more moderate Democrats and Republicans in Congress?

Originally published at the Algemeiner.com – reposted with permission.

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Minnesota Muslims and Jews Unite in Condemning Omar’s Anti-Semitism

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s controversial comments have brought condemnation from both Jewish and Muslim constituents, says a CNN report.

Minnesota Muslims and Jews Unite in Condemning Omar’s Anti-Semitism
March 18 2019

Jewish and Muslim activists in Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s home district in Minnesota have denounced the congresswoman’s controversial remarks about Israel and Jews, CNN reported on Sunday.
Omar Jamal, Steve Hunegs, Mohamed Ahmed and Avi Olitzky agree that Omar’s words were anti-Semitic, the report said.
Omar came under criticism in January for tweets she had made regarding Israel. She then waded deeper into the fevered anti-Semitic swamps in February, tweeting about pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee) buying political influence, plugging into an age-old anti-Semitic trope about Jews, money, and power.
In February, Omar tweeted “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” referring to the $100 bill that features Benjamin Franklin’s likeness. Omar made the reference in regards to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s threat to punish her and her colleague, Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib, (D., Mich.), who had also made anti-Israel remarks and continued to promote Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS)against Israel.
According to CNN, local Minnesota leaders want the congresswoman – the first Somali-American representative in Congress – to understand why her words have caused so much pain.
“We wanted to show her how what she had said was consistent with the statements of anti-Semites and anti-Semitism over time,” Hunegs said. “It’s unfortunate and, almost in the classical sense, tragic because she has the capability of being an important bridge builder.”
Olitzky, a senior rabbi, said that some of his congregants were alarmed at what Omar had said and that he had the opportunity to discuss it with her, according to CNN. “Congresswoman Omar shared with me that she understood our pain and listened to that pain. But then the tweets continued, and the comments continued,” he said.
Both Olitzky and Hunegs said they were approached by local Muslims, including Somalis, interested in supporting their Jewish neighbors, the report continued.
“We can reinforce the good relationships that already exist, because in a sense people are kind of sick and tired of it and they want to move forward and find ways to work together,” Hunegs said.
“(When you are elected,) you’re supposed to bring people together, you’re supposed to create a sense of unity instead of farther dividing them and pitting one group against the other,” Jamal noted, expressing disappointment in the congresswoman on behalf of himself and Somali refugees who had fled to America, CNN reported.
“(When you are elected,) you’re supposed to bring people together, you’re supposed to create a sense of unity instead of farther dividing them and pitting one group against the other,” Jamal said.
Ahmed, for his part, dismissed the claim that Omar was merely criticizing the Israeli government rather than attacking Jews. “When David Duke of the Ku Klux Klan agrees with you, you’re not doing something right.”
“I speak as a friend of Israel and a brother to the Palestinians by faith,” he said, according to CNN. “We believe in Palestinian rights and freedoms, but we will not do it denigrating our Jewish community.”
Ahmed and Jamal conceded that not everyone in the local Somali Muslim community agrees with them regarding Omar’s statements, including Ahmed’s own family, CNN added.
Omar’s office did not respond for comment, the report said.
Source: World Israel News
By Prophecy in the News|March 18th, 2019|Tags: Anti-Semitism, Bible Prophecy, Christian News, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, Israel, Jewish People, Minnesota, Muslims, Prophecy News

Countdown To Red Heifer

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By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz/Breaking Israel News March 13, 2019

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Countdown To Red Heifer

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz/Breaking Israel News March 13, 2019
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After years of hard work and preparation, the rabbi charged with overseeing the red heifer claims that this Biblical commandment is on the verge of reappearing. Rabbi Azariah Ariel goes on record, explaining how the return of this ritual of purification will, and will not, change our lives.

The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has been working for three decades to educate the public and make practical steps to prepare for the Third Temple. After many years of research and work, they are close to bringing about an essential element: the Red Heifer. If they are successful, implementing the red heifer ritual will not only have implications for the Temple service but will also help Jews observe other commandments in a more complete manner.

The commandment of the red heifer is described by the sages as the most inexplicable of any in the Torah. Yet lacking a red heifer has left all of Israel ritually impure and unable to properly perform many other commandments. The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has tasked Rabbi Ariel with supervising the effort to reestablish this essential Torah commandment. As such, Rabbi Ariel is precise in his description of the commandment including its present-day implications.

“The Torah commands us to perform the mitzvah (Torah commandment) in order to be in a ritually pure condition,” Rabbi Ariel explained to Breaking Israel News. “This is necessary for us to engage in anything that is holy or sanctified. It is important to understand that impurity is not any type of physical dirt or something. For most ritual impurities, bathing in a mikveh (ritual bath) is sufficient.

The highest level of impurity comes from contact with the dead and to purify this condition, the ashes of the red heifer are required. This condition comes not only from contact with the dead but to be under the same roof as a dead body also brings about this severe level of ritual impurity. This can typically happen if a person is inside a hospital in which a dead body is present. In such cases, the ashes of the red heifer are the only method for becoming ritually pure. Lacking the ashes of the red heifer, this condition remains forever.”

The physical requirements for a red heifer are simple yet precise. This has led to an intense search for an exceedingly rare candidate.

“We know that there have been nine red heifers throughout history, the first having been prepared in the times of Moses and Elazar, the son of Aaron,” Ariel explained. “A red heifer is a female cow that is red. In the language of the Bible, red is not exclusively what we know today as red. It also includes brown and other similar shades of red. This excludes black. All of the hairs on its body must be the same color.”

The rabbi described a recent case in which a calf was found to have six white hairs near its nose which rendered it unfit.

“The animal must also be two years old. There can be no blemish, no holes in the ear. Until that point, it is considered a calf and not a cow. At that point, the cow can be slaughtered and prepared.”

Though reinstating the Temple service in its entirety is dependent on the return of the red heifer ritual, the ashes of the red heifer are prepared outside of the Temple.

“This is not a sacrifice per se so it is burned in an area outside of the Temple, on the Mount of Olives. The ashes are collected. A tiny bit of the ashes are mixed with spring water and can be sprinkled on people in order to purify them.”

Only a tiny bit of the ashes are required for the purification ritual so one heifer will suffice for all of the Jews.

“If properly prepared, one heifer is sufficient to purify the entire nation. There is no limit on how much wood can be burned with the heifer. Those ashes are also used to purify people. A tiny amount of ash, a few milligrams, can be mixed with a large quantity of water. In this manner, one heifer can indeed purify the entire nation.”

“Even after the destruction of the Second Temple, ashes remained hidden away in different places, and were used to purify the Jews,” Rabbi Ariel said.

But the return of the red heifer ritual will affect everyday life for Jews.

“The lack of ashes from the red heifer has prevented us from performing many Torah commandments,” Ariel explained. “For example, today, when a Jew makes bread, they separate out a small amount for the mitzvah of hafrashat challah (separating out a quantity of dough for the priests). Today, the dough is disposed of. This is done because of the ritual impurity of the person making the dough and of the Kohanim (Jewish men of the priestly caste).

If we can reinstate the ritual of the red heifer, this dough can be baked and given to the Kohanim to eat. This baked product is one of the 24 Divinely ordained gifts designated for the kohanim. There are many commandments like this that we are unable to perform due to the lack of the ashes of the red heifer.

“The ashes of the red heifer are not necessary exclusively for Temple-related commandments. This will enable the complete performance of many mitzvoth we already do today.”

Many believe that the search for the red heifer is motivated by a desire to hasten the arrival of the Messiah but Rabbi Ariel stated emphatically that this is not the case.

“There is a great misconception concerning the red heifer,” Rabbi Ariel said. “Some people believe that by reinstating the ritual of the red heifer, we will bring the Messiah or reinstate the Temple service. This is an incorrect understanding. God does not do my bidding. We do His bidding.

The Jews were given the Torah and commanded to do the mitzvoth. It is not our intention to bring about a divine reaction through the red heifer. Our only interest is to perform the mitzvoth as they were given. The red heifer is a commandment so we perform it. It will allow us to perform other mitzvoth. Other than that, there are no expectations or additional agenda.”

Ariel told Breaking Israel News that there are two calves that may potentially be used in for the preparation of the ashes. They are currently being raised in an undisclosed location under special conditions. Care must be taken that they are not scarred or blemished and they must remain separated from bulls.

“As per the Torah requirements, it is forbidden that any yoke or burden be placed on them. When the calves reach two years of age, they will be checked again to ensure that the color has not changed and that they have no blemishes.”

“We are working on this but the most important thing we can do is to keep their location secret. If we succeed, in two years we will be permitted to perform more mitzvoth in the manner God commanded.”

Originally published at Breaking Israel News – reposted with permission.

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Ilhan Abdullahi Omar (born October 4, 1981) is a Somali-American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district since 2019….

…….this freshman congresswoman has already caused more of a firestorm and ruckus in congress than anyone in memory.  She is clearly anti Semitic, anti Christian (making derogatory comments about the faith of Vice President Michael Pence), anti American, and very brazen and arrogant for a newcomer.  She is wasting little time laying out her radical left Democratic agenda.  She is most importantly a precursor of things to come, as multiculturalism in America opens its doors to the Muslim faith.  Islam has already rewritten the culture and religion Europe, and is now making inroads in America.  Our nation was built upon the Judeo Christian ethic, but the radical left and Islam desire to change this.  We have been blessed not to have this religion of Islam within our nation for over two hundred years.  Remember how after 9/11/2001, Franklin Graham called Islam an evil religion?  Following is a scripture that describes the nefarious history of the religion of Islam:

Genesis 16:12 New International Version (NIV)
“He will be a wild donkey of a man;
his hand will be against everyone
and everyone’s hand against him,
and he will live in hostility
toward[a] all his brothers.”

Watch the following videos in order to gain an understanding of the radical agenda of congresswoman Ilhan Abdullahi Omar:

#IlhanOmar #Elliott #PresidentTrump
Rep Ilhan Omar puts American morality on trial — 2/13/2019

Key the following link:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjnq4qygLzgAhUF0KwKHS6BCRIQtwIwAnoECAUQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D390VT-eE9kA&usg=AOvVaw26SsTIhvtk-YUEFdvI2ZBH

Key the following link:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiOienkgrzgAhVPMawKHX5tCmAQtwIwAnoECAYQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnfxrGzaz3WE&usg=AOvVaw3VEjNHv6DFQ4JZg74xxT9P

Key the following link:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiOienkgrzgAhVPMawKHX5tCmAQtwIwBnoECAgQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DSCVjNue4k5s&usg=AOvVaw3QH4Q5F5nelUZowVXir4J1

Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for tweet that House leaders …- YouTube

Dem Ilhan Omar’s Nonsense Tweets –

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President Trump Says Rep. Omar’s Apology For Israel Tweets Was …

Democrat Ilhan Omar DENOUNCED Over Anti-Semitic Tweets AGAIN …

Ilhan Omar’s tweet revealed core truths about anti-Semitism …- YouTube

Pence Pounces On Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Tweets, Suggests …- YouTube

Analyst: Outrage over Ilhan Omar ‘Aimed to Silence Israel’s …- YouTube

Global Conspiracy to Steal the Land of Israel by James Sundquist ~ Replacement Theology ~ Twenty Five Reasons Why Augustine Was Not A Saint

Key the following link in order to read the aforementioned slideshow:

https://studylib.net/doc/25187788/global-conspiracy-to-steal-the-land-of-israel-by-james-su

https://studylib.net/doc/25187788/global-conspiracy-to-steal-the-land-of-israel-by-james-su..

https://studylib.net/EuGH2

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Replacement Theology

Here are the 9 separate slideshow series on Replacement Theology and their accompanying audios which complement the above Israel slideshow link:

https://studylib.net/QuGH2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LcyuYySF42DgAMJgF15znd2xn8MISn1B/view?usp=drive_web

https://studylib.net/TuGH2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13Y3MLGq4j7pIF5IhF76JQVyh1MWMS5sM/view?usp=drive_web

https://studylib.net/UuGH2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QMCy146hyCr5sQ7zpwxwQrOVLduzLfbq/view?usp=drive_web

https://studylib.net/OAGH2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Vlh0sispOmcldDjd3CUt3sYTUCQC8ajx/view?usp=drive_web

https://studylib.net/XuGH2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g1Hj0QX38-VZHczxRMpWm35A7RZVBP4p/view?usp=drive_web

https://studylib.net/YuGH2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CcItLjaugFTpe1uBnXEaXwVcN8g8fDd6/view?usp=drive_web

https://studylib.net/ZuGH2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qIL0LXZPjWhhevQN0FfF58AzHXthEKSU/view?usp=drive_web

https://studylib.net/DEGH2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EYH3iQ8oBhcPV6H3UigXbXspEnKaF-bl/view?usp=drive_web

https://studylib.net/GEGH2

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G4fclDRGq7Gv3nqnfajwZu4zp7QyShAH/view?usp=drive_web

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TWENTY FIVE REASONS WHY AUGUSTINE WAS NOT A SAINT
The Weaponization of Christianity

https://procinwarn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Augustinewasnotasaint.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

The Top 5 Prophetic Trends of 2018

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By Britt Gillette/End Times Bible Prophecy December 31, 2018

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The Top 5 Prophetic Trends of 2018
By Britt Gillette/End Times Bible Prophecy December 31, 2018
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The number one sign of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the convergence of all the signs He said to look for. Jesus said, “When you see all these things take place, look up! Your salvation draws near” (Luke 21:28).

What are the things Jesus and the prophets said to look for? Israel back in the land (Jeremiah 23:7-8)… The Jewish people back in control of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24)… The Gospel being preached to the whole world (Matthew 24:14)… And more… Today, we see these signs. Because we do, we can be confident we live in the season of His return.

But Jesus cited other signs too. So did the prophets. And we see those signs as well. As 2018 draws to a close, what are the biggest prophetic trends we see? Below is a list of what I believe are the top 5:

1) The Rise of the Gog of Magog Alliance

2018 saw a continuation of the recent developing alliance between Russia, Iran, and Turkey. Russia and Iran have grown closer and closer since the mid-1990s. Their joint occupation of Syria in the aftermath of the Syrian civil war has only brought further cooperation. Yet, as recently as 2015, Turkey looked like an adversary of both nations.

In November of that year, Turkey shot down a Russian jet that strayed into its airspace. Far from allies, the two nations looked more like they were on the verge of war than friendship. But things have since changed. Turkish President Erdogan has consolidated his grip on power. He now antagonizes the United States while making friendly visits with Vladimir Putin.

Pursuing its own interests, Turkey is now a major player in the Syrian conflict. Along with Russia and Iran, they’ve effectively carved Syria into various spheres of influence. The result is a once unlikely alliance formed on Israel’s northern border. These are the very same nations Ezekiel said would invade Israel from the north in “the latter days” (Ezekiel 38:8).

Iran has been belligerent toward Israel for decades. Now, Russia and Turkey are too. Russia blames Israel for a September 17 incident that led to Syrian forces downing a Russian spy plane. In May, Turkey told Israeli ambassador Eitan Naeh to leave the country. Since then, more Israeli officials have left Turkey, and the Turkish consul general has been expelled from Israel. Israeli relations with all three countries are suffering a clear downtrend.

2) The Continued Rise of Artificial Intelligence

This year featured a number of news stories on massive advances made in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). One example was China’s Yitu Technologies, a company at the forefront of AI development. Yitu created a technology called Dragonfly.

Dragonfly can search and analyze billions of photographs and locate a single person in a matter of seconds. Connected to cameras in the Shanghai Metro, it identified over 500 “criminals” in a three-month period. It’s so powerful it can recognize people wearing disguises. And it can identify people using pictures that are more than 30 years old.

In the near future, technologies like Dragonfly will be commonplace. Large tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple seem willing to give into China’s demands. Despite Google’s mission statement to “do no evil,” several media outlets report they’ve been working on a search engine to comply with the Chinese government’s strict surveillance and censorship demands. Similarly, Facebook reportedly built a censorship tool in an effort to appease the Chinese government and gain access to its one billion Internet users.

As advanced technology spreads, it will become impossible for individual citizens to stand up to oppressive governments – especially if they’re aided by large multinational corporations.

Just think of the power AI gives the Chinese government. As Dragonfly connects to every camera in China, no one will be able to hide. While this is good for catching criminals, not every person sought by the Chinese government is a criminal. Chinese dissidents, political activists, ethnic minorities, Christians, and other “enemies of the state” will have nowhere to hide. And it’s quite unlikely China will be the only state to take advantage of this technology. In one form or another, every nation on earth is already making use of AI.

3) An Increase in High Magnitude Earthquakes

Jesus said several signs will increase like birth pains before He returns (Matthew 24:8). This means those signs will increase in frequency and intensity before the Second Coming. One of the signs Jesus cited is earthquakes (Matthew 24:7). As mentioned in my book Signs of the Second Coming, we’ve seen a marked increase in the frequency of high intensity earthquakes over the past two decades.

From 1900 to 1950, the world only registered six 8.0 magnitude earthquakes. Since 2010, we’ve had ten. Earlier this year, more than 70 earthquakes hit the Pacific Ring of Fire in a 48-hour period. The earth is preparing for the King’s return!

4) Continued EU Volatility

In a June 23, 2016 referendum, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU). The media labeled this British exit from the EU “Brexit.” Many predicted an immediate collapse of the EU. They said further exits would likely follow. Yet 2 1/2 years later, the EU is still together and the UK hasn’t left. This should come as no surprise.

Over two thousand years ago, the prophet Daniel described the initial stages of the Antichrist’s global empire. He described it as an alliance of weak and strong nations (Daniel 2:42). He said it would be a divided alliance, loosely held together (Daniel 2:41).

This is what we see today with the EU. Since its inception, the EU has been an odd collection of governments, economies, currencies, and militaries. EU nations include some of the world’s largest and smallest economies. These same nations have some of the world’s largest and smallest militaries. From the Schuman Declaration in 1950 to the Treaty of Lisbon in 2007, the rise of the EU has been marked by a struggle to agree on important issues.

These include arguments over a single currency (the United Kingdom and Denmark opted out), disagreements over how to handle debt crises (the Greek bailouts), and disputes over open borders (the Syrian refugee crisis). Each step along the way, the EU struggled to survive. Yet it has survived.

If the EU is the forerunner to the empire Daniel described, then it will continue to survive. And its power will grow until it envelops the whole world.

5) The Love of Many Grows Cold

The Bible says in the end times “the love of many will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). “People will be lovers of themselves and their money. They’ll be “boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They’ll consider nothing sacred. They’ll be unloving and unforgiving – slanderers with no self-control. They’ll be cruel and hate what is good. They’ll betray their friends, be reckless, prideful, and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. They’ll act religious, but reject the power that could make them godly” (2 Timothy 3:2-5).

While you can find examples of evil in every generation, ours features some of the most vile behavior since the days of Noah, when the thoughts of people were nothing but “continuous evil” (Genesis 6:5).

2018 featured a number of examples. In February, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and school staffers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It was the deadliest mass shooting of the year in the U.S., and it made national headlines. But not every story of evil makes headlines. Also in February, a woman in Schenectady, New York got upset after an argument and threw her baby at a New York State trooper. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a child.

She wasn’t alone. It was a year where the love of many grew cold for their own children. For example, in August, authorities arrested Chris Watts for killing his pregnant wife, Shanann, and their two daughters – ages 3 and 4. Then, he threw his wife in a shallow grave and stuffed his daughters’ bodies in vats of oil. What could be more evil?

These are just a few news stories from the past year. But unfortunately, they aren’t isolated incidents. In fact, stories of aberrant and criminal behavior have become so commonplace that most of them aren’t reported in the media. Instead, we hear statistics about the number of rapes, murders, and assaults year to date, and whether or not this year is worse than the last. The world is saturated with violence – just as in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37).

What to Look for in 2019

Look for increasing cooperation between Russia, Iran, and Turkey. Look for a strengthening EU, even as the alliance remains volatile. Watch for a continued increase in AI capability. Look out for the continuing degeneration of society. And don’t be surprised if we have one or more 8.0 magnitude earthquakes. All of these things and more will probably mark 2019.

This is why the #1 thing you should look for is the return of our Savior. As we enter the new year, all the signs scream, “Jesus is coming!

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Narcissist Much? Anne Graham Lotz Says Her Cancer is a Bad Omen for Israel

Billy Graham has called Anne Graham Lotz the “family theologian.”  Well, she may have been a good student of the Bible for much of her life, but she has certainly dropped the ball as of late.  It now appears that Anne’s theology is coming from Beth Moore.  Brothers and sisters, pray for the Lord to hold you up.  Pray to finish strong and not to stumble at the finish line.  Be ye steadfast and immovable in the faith.  Blessings, Pastor Steve  <><

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Narcissist Much? Anne Graham Lotz Says Her Cancer is a Bad Omen for Israel
by News Division · Published December 15, 2018 · Updated December 15, 2018

The Bible strictly forbids people from interpreting omens (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). Interpreting omens is the attempt to extrapolate supernatural messages through ordinary and regular things. This hasn’t stopped Anne Graham Lotz from arguing that her cancer diagnosis is God’s sign to Israel.
“At 70 years of age, why did I come down with cancer? My cancer is potentially fatal. It struck swiftly and unexpectedly. It required immediate, prompt, drastic surgery and follow-up treatments that include chemotherapy and radiation. Through our prayers and God’s answers, I believe I will be victorious over it. But the word of the Lord has come to me, “Anne, what do you see?”
As I have contemplated the answer in light of my present circumstances, I have wondered … Could it be there is more to my cancer at the age of 70 than just a random coincidence?”

Anne Graham Lotz, Charisma Mag
The answer, of course, is no. People at the age of 70 get cancer. In fact, the CDC says that the cancer rate of the typical 70-year-old being diagnosed at some point in their life is 31.59% and dying of cancer is 18.56%. Hundreds of thousands of people Graham’s age are diagnosed with cancer every year, and never does it bode well or poorly for the nation of Israel.
“For years, I have believed that my life was entwined with the nation of Israel. I was born one week to the day after her rebirth. We are both 70 years old. Could it be that God has given me a message for her that I am living out in my own experience? This is what I seem to see.”
Anne Graham Lotz, Charisma Mag
No. That is not possible. Furthermore, it is horrendously stupid and narcissistic.
In the editorial, Lotz argued that being given cancer in her 70th year had something to do with Israel’s 70th year. What she was living out, Lotz argued, Israel was going to have to live out. Ergo, Israel was about to go through a time of suffering like Lotz.

Hoofbeats Of Gog And Magog

Russia’s Actions In Syria Threaten A Broader War

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By Shoshana Bryen/Algemeiner.com September 28, 2018

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By Shoshana Bryen/Algemeiner.com September 28, 2018
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The delivery of Russian S-300 air defenses to Syria threatens to broaden the war there, as these advanced systems could allow for a conflict with Israel.

By announcing this delivery, to be made in the coming two weeks, the Russian military appears to be on the side of Iran and hostile to Israel, neither of which is part of President Vladimir Putin’s approach to the Middle East or, for that matter, the future of Russia.

Russia saved the Syrian regime from collapse by bringing in air power and encouraging the Iranians and their allies in Hezbollah to provide renewed muscle for ground fighting. Russia brought in its top aircraft, including the Su-35, protected its main base Khmeimim with the formidable S-400 Triumf missile defense system, and worked out a deal with Israel.

Iran contributed large numbers of Shiite mercenaries, including jihadi fighters, Pakistanis, and Afghans led by Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) officers.

The Israeli-Russian deal instituted a “deconfliction” system so that Israel could maintain certain red lines in Syria without encountering Russian fighter aircraft or missiles launched from Khmeimim. The deal was recently upgraded to keep Syrian, Iranian, and Hezbollah forces away from the border with Israel.

One Israeli red line is the acquisition by Hezbollah of sophisticated missiles. Iranians transport missiles to Hezbollah through Syria because the military part of the Damascus airport is heavily defended unlike the one in Beirut (the alternative option), and because the airbase is better protected against commando operations.

Israel has focused on staging areas and warehouses, many of them clearly under the control of the Syrian military. To keep Israel away, some of the warehouse roofs have been painted with UN symbols or with DHL logos. This backfired, however, as it makes it easier for Israel to find its targets.

Israel is looking for missiles manufactured primarily by Iran, but also those from China, North Korea, or re-transferred to Syria but made in Russia. Some are based on Russian designs and others on Chinese rockets, such as the WS-1 Weishi (Guardian). While most are unguided, they represent a threat to Israeli communities, especially in the north, including large cities such as Haifa, which has already suffered missile attacks from Hezbollah.

Other Israeli operations appear to have targeted Iranian troops — including IRGC officers. Last July, Israel allegedly destroyed a Revolutionary Guard center near Aleppo. In January 2015, Israel hit a convoy, killing six Hezbollah soldiers, and Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a Brigadier General in the Quds Force of the IRGC.

The Quds Force is an elite commando force of the Revolutionary Guards that reports directly to Ayatollah Khamenei. Its commander is Major General Qasem Soleimani. The same strike killed Jihad Mughniyah, an important Hezbollah leader.

One possible option for Israel is to surround Iran’s military forces including proxies and force Hezbollah to fight with them. In this way, both forces could potentially be defeated, even liquidated. Israel has been carrying out extensive military training and planning, as well as military drills that even include a war scenario where Russia is directly involved.

The Americans have now been added to the mix.

Last August, National Security Adviser John Bolton said that Putin would like to see the Iranians leave Syria, but lacks the influence to get rid of them (whether that is true or not, it is a signal from Putin). Putin has sent other signals about his concern with the Iranians, because Iran could very well threaten Russia’s interest in Syria or force Russia into a war it does not want or need.

Just this week, Bolton laid down an American red line, announcing that the US would remain in Syria as long as there were Iranian troops and their proxies there.

This is the bigger war that is potentially brewing in Syria — mostly concerning Israel and Iran. The Russian response to losing its Il-20M aircraft to Syrian fire appears to bring that war closer instead of postponing it, and could jeopardize Russia’s ability to remain in Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quick to telephone the Russian president about the incident. Shortly afterwards, Putin made it clear that the shooting down was “a chain of tragic accidental circumstances,” and not Israel’s fault. He also directed his military to keep the deconfliction mechanism in place. An Israeli delegation in Moscow provided a detailed account of its mission in Syria on the night the plane was shot down.

Even so, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced Russia was moving its S-300 air defense system to Syria. Shoigu noted that Russia had suspended the delivery of the S-300 system in 2013 “at the request of Israel.” He said Syrian gunners were already trained and the S-300 would arrive in Damascus within a fortnight. The minister made clear this was retaliation.

Most important, Shoigu added that Russia would henceforth “jam satellite navigation, onboard radars, and communication systems of combat aircraft that attack targets in the Syrian territory, in the regions over the waters of the Mediterranean Sea bordering with Syria.”

Israel probably has tactics to deal with the S-300. The Pentagon has confirmed that Iran tested and deployed the S-300, which was delivered in 2016 and took two years to become operational. Israel and the US believe these missiles have boosted Iranian air defenses at least a full generation.

A similar system in Syria may take time to become operational, despite the training back in 2013 of Syrian operators — unless, of course, the Syrians bring in Iranians to do it for them. This would be a game changer and could be enough to trigger a broader war.

This would put the Russians in a much more dangerous position. Instead of Syrian missiles being only an incidental target when they engage Israeli aircraft, the S-300 could potentially become a target of the Israeli Air Force.

That would be bad news for Putin, who wants to stabilize Syria, retain his bases there, and avoid more war. Putin’s strategic objective would seem to be to work a deal, principally with the United States but with Israel’s agreement, that would recognize Russia’s long-term interest in Syria as a “guardian” of whatever future Syrian government is agreed to. Iran is a big sticking point, and the S-300 could make matters much worse.

It is unclear if the Russian military might be willing to risk a confrontation with Israel. While upset about the destruction of the Il-20M, they have long wanted to be considered a top power like the US. Putin shares these concerns, but he also has to worry about the impact of precipitous military decisions on the whole Russian state.

To have any hope of delivering an end to the war in Syria that preserves Russian bases and influence, Putin has to keep the Iranians away from the S-300 in Syria, or delay its delivery into the unforeseeable future.

Originally published at Algemeiner.com – reposted with permission.

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FBI Warns Drone Terrorism Is Coming

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By PNW Staff October 29, 2018
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The use of weaponized drones by lone individuals and small groups–some acting as proxies of nation-states–is no longer just a concern for the future, but very much for the present.

The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI identified have declared unmanned aerial systems, or drones, as one of the greatest national security threats to America — rating it as severe a concern as cybersecurity hacks, critical infrastructure attacks, and terrorism.

Civilian drones pose a “steadily escalating threat,” as the devices are likely to be used by terrorists, criminal groups or drug cartels to carry out attacks in the U.S., FBI Director Christopher Wray told a Senate committee.

“Terrorist groups could easily export their battlefield experiences to use weaponized” drones, Wray said in written testimony for a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Wray’s comments, his most forceful to date on the threat from drones, come as U.S. law enforcement and homeland security agencies have just obtained legal authority to monitor drone communications and to disable them in extreme cases as a result of such concerns.

“The FBI assesses that, given their retail availability, lack of verified identification requirement to procure, general ease of use, and prior use overseas,” drones will be used in an attack in the U.S. including “a mass gathering,” Wray said.

One nightmare scenario universally feared by law enforcement and security services is the use of a small drone to deliver chemical or biological agents in an attack. It is already well-established that al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have long sought to engineer a spectacular attack in the West using weapons of mass destruction.

The possibility that drones could be used to disperse deadly agents or viruses over public gatherings is a harrowing prospect. Even if a drone attack fails to result in large numbers of fatalities, the attempt could still achieve an attacker’s goal of perpetuating the psychological dimension of terrorism.

Sporting events are undoubtedly one of the top targets for a drone attack. Upwards of 100,000 people attend college football games. Open air stadiums used for football, soccer, baseball and other events such as music concerts are more vulnerable than domed stadiums as the crowd, players and coaches are not protected by a shield above.

Drones are already used by transnational criminal syndicates and drug cartels. On the U.S.-Mexico border, drones are being used to spy on federal law enforcement operations and smuggle contraband through the sky. The first drug smuggling incident via drone was documented in Nov. 2015. Now, it’s a daily occurrence in some regions of the southern border, but it’s rarely reported because they are unable to seize the devices. Arrests are rare.

Many countries are now using armed drones in combat–Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey have recently done so–the chances for sophisticated drone technology getting into the wrong hands increases exponentially. If a terrorist group can steal or purchase a drone from a rogue state or corrupt military or intelligence officials, then they could rely on the myriad online videos posted that essentially demonstrate how these unmanned systems could be used to conduct an attack.

In Syria, the Islamic State has successfully used drones to conduct surveillance and reconnaissance in addition to carrying out offensive actions like dropping a grenade on an adversary’s military base.

Hezbollah has already tried to use a drone to infiltrate Israeli airspace and Israel is one of the nations leading the charge in anti-drone technology.

The most well known drone attack was the recent attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. That the drones were able to get so close to a world leader at a public outdoor event in Caracas, Venezuela, speaks to how easy drones are to use–and how difficult they are to defend against.

Fighting back back can be difficult, since any item falling out of the sky — especially one with spinning wings — can pose a threat to the public. That means it’s not always possible to simply shoot them down.

As the threat of drone terroism increases so does anti-drone technology. Here is one great example of new technologies that can make a difference.  Drone hunters actually hunt for and attack drones, shooting out a net that envelopes them and brings them to the ground:

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Another Step Forward To The Magog Scenario As Russia Raises Tensions With Israel

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By Yaakov Lappin/JNS.org September 26, 2018

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The announcement by Russia on Monday to transfer its advanced S-300 air-defense system to the Syrian government within two weeks is a disturbing yet surmountable challenge to Israel.

In a move that can only be interpreted as an intended punishment against Israel, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow would transfer the system, as well as electronic warfare systems, to Syria’s air-defense units, arming them with advanced weapons to use against the Israeli Air Force (IAF).

The move comes as a response to the downing of a Russian intelligence-gathering aircraft last week, which was shot out of the sky by Syrian air-defense units that fired recklessly while trying to hit Israeli jets. The IAF had struck an Iranian shipment of manufacturing kits for precision missiles, which Iran was planning to smuggle to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

A number of initial conclusions can be drawn from Russia’s announcement.

The first is that the IAF’s job in Syria–to prevent Iran from flooding the region with weapons and military units–is about to get even more complicated. But that does not mean that this is a “mission impossible.”

Syria’s airspace is already the most crowded in the world with air-defense systems. President Bashar Assad’s regime is currently armed with a range of Russian-made surface-to-air missile batteries (though it lost around half of them to Israeli strikes in recent months). Assad has been eyeing a purchase of the more advanced S-300 systems for years.

Arming Assad with the S-300 will increase the already formidable threat to Israeli jets that are out there, enforcing Israel’s red line against Iran’s military expansion. It could embolden the Syrian regime to fire even more aggressively at Israel’s air force.

No stranger to the system

The good news, however, is that Israel is no stranger to the S-300 system. It already exists in Syria since Moscow deployed it–and its more advanced version, the S-400–to protect Russia’s own bases and port.

Despite the advanced radars of these systems, it appears as if the IAF has learned how to operate without being detected. In addition, the growing Israeli squadron of stealth F-35 fighter jets, which are designed for just these kinds of missions, should be able to penetrate heavily guarded airspace and lead future missions against Iran’s activities.

Israel’s use of long-range standoff weapons, which allow jets to strike targets without needing to necessarily enter Syria’s airspace, is also an important ability.

What all of this means is that the IAF has likely been developing solutions to the S-300.

Although the threat is growing to Israel’s freedom of operation around Syria, the IAF is capable of working around it. The fact that Iran has already taken hold of the S-300, and used it to defend its nuclear sites, also likely served as a good reason for Israel to figure out ways of overcoming the system.

However, what is less encouraging is the fact that the S-300 system in Syrian hands can be used as an offensive weapon to threaten Israel’s civilian air traffic.

Because of its long range, the Syrians can use the S-300 to watch, and theoretically target, any commercial flight coming in to land or taking off at Ben-Gurion International Airport. This enhancement to Syria’s ability to threaten Israel is an explosive development, and it is not one that Israel will necessarily choose to live with in the future.

The close relationship that exists between the Assad regime, Iran and Hezbollah also means that Russia has in effect rewarded the Iranian-led radical axis, and moved closer to it by choosing to punish Israel and by ignoring Iran’s dangerous actions that led to the downing of the Russian plane.

In its effort to defend the Assad regime, Russia is trying to deter Israel and get Jerusalem to scale back its military campaign against Iran’s activities in Syria.

Yet Israel’s active-defense campaign is a critical preventative policy. It is the only thing standing in the way of Iran’s plan to encircle Israel with precise missile arsenals, pointed at Israel’s population centers and strategic sites.

Israel cannot afford to allow Iran to move ahead with these plans. While it must manage the risks judiciously, it does not have the luxury of choosing to let the Iranians take over Syria.

The Russian shift away from Israel is a disturbing trend that the Jewish state will need to deal with by employing a combination of assertiveness and modesty. This is the formula that a regional power like Israel must use when dealing with a global military power like Russia.

The United States, on the other hand, as the world’s leading military superpower, can take a far stronger position in support of its Israeli ally, when dealing with Russia’s role in the Middle East.

Originally published by JNS.org – reposted with permission.

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