Skip to comments.Jerusalem -- one city, undivided
Posted on 08/09/2009 7:16:30 AM PDT by Ravnagora
LATE LAST WEEK, the Obama administration demanded that the Israeli government pull the plug on a planned housing development near the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem. The project, a 20-unit apartment complex, is indisputably legal. The property to be developed -- a defunct hotel -- was purchased in 1985, and the developer has obtained all the necessary municipal permits.
Why, then, does the administration want the development killed? Because Sheikh Jarrah is in a largely Arab section of Jerusalem, and the developers of the planned apartments are Jews. Think about that for a moment. Six months after Barack Obama became the first black man to move into the previously all-white residential facility at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, he is fighting to prevent integration in Jerusalem.
It is impossible to imagine the opposite scenario: The administration would never demand that Israel prevent Arabs from moving into a Jewish neighborhood. And the Obama Justice Department would unleash seven kinds of hell on anyone who tried to impose racial, ethnic, or religious redlining in an American city. In the 21st century, segregation is unthinkable -- except, it seems, when it comes to housing Jews in Jerusalem.
It is not easy for Israel's government to refuse any demand from the United States, which is the Jewish state's foremost ally. To their credit, Israeli leaders spoke truth to power, and said no. "Jerusalem residents can purchase apartments anywhere in the city," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. "This has been the policy of all Israeli governments. There is no ban on Arabs buying apartments in the west of the city, and there is no ban on Jews building or buying in the city's east. This is the policy of an open city."
Eastern Jerusalem, seen through the barbed wire that used to divide the city
There was a time not so long ago when Jerusalem was anything but an open city. During Israel's War of Independence in 1948, the Jordanian Arab Legion invaded eastern Jerusalem, occupied the Old City, and expelled all its Jews -- many from families that had lived in the city for centuries. "As they left," the acclaimed historian Sir Martin Gilbert later wrote in his 1998 book, Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century, "they could see columns of smoke rising from the quarter behind them. The Hadassah welfare station had been set on fire and . . . the looting and burning of Jewish property was in full swing."
For the next 19 years, eastern Jerusalem was barred to Jews, brutally divided from the western part of the city with barbed-wire and military fortifications. Dozens of Jewish holy places, including synagogues hundreds of years old, were desecrated or destroyed. Gravestones from the ancient Mount of Olives cemetery were uprooted by the Jordanian army and used to pave latrines. Jerusalem's most sacred Jewish shrine, the Western Wall, became a slum. It wasn't until 1967, after Jordan was routed in the Six-Day War, that Jerusalem was reunited under Israeli sovereignty and religious freedom restored to all. Israelis have vowed ever since that Jerusalem would never again be divided.
And not only Israelis. US policy, laid out in the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, recognizes Jerusalem as "a united city administered by Israel" and formally declares that "Jerusalem must remain an undivided city." US presidents, Republican and Democratic alike, have agreed. In former President Clinton's words, "Jerusalem should be an open and undivided city, with assured freedom of access and worship for all."
As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama said much the same thing. To a 2008 candidate questionnaire that asked about "the likely final status Jerusalem," Obama replied: "The United States cannot dictate the terms of a final status agreement. . . . Jerusalem will remain Israel's capital, and no one should want or expect it to be re-divided." In a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Council, he repeated the point: "Let me be clear . . . Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided."
Palestinian irredentists claim that eastern Jerusalem is historically Arab territory and should be the capital of a future Palestinian state. In reality, Jews always lived in eastern Jerusalem -- it is the location of the Old City and its famous Jewish Quarter, after all, not to mention Hebrew University, which was founded in 1918. The apartment complex that Obama opposes is going up in what was once Shimon Hatzadik, a Jewish neighborhood established in 1891. Only from 1948 to 1967 -- during the Jordanian occupation -- was the eastern part of Israel's capital "Arab territory." Palestinians have no more claim to sovereignty there than Russia does in formerly occupied eastern Berlin.
The great obstacle to Middle East peace is not that Jews insist on living among Arabs. It is that Arabs insist that Jews not live among them. If Obama doesn't yet grasp that, he has a lot to learn.
Jeff Jacoby is a columnist for The Boston Globe.
I understand the prophecies accurately, Jerusalem will be divided one more time.
AND WOE TO ANYONE CONTRIBUTING TO THAT DIVISION.
A growing number of Christian prophetic types are asserting that OThuga pressing Israel to divide Jerusalem
WILL MOST DEFINITELY
result in the New Madrid quake and related quakes opening the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the Great Lakes . . . evidently with Chicago getting more than a ‘good wash’ . . . which . . . given all the corruption . . . could be more than ‘poetic justice.’
The President wants to segregate Jerusalem.
for OThuga to . . . be ABLE to learn something . . .
he’d need to be reincarnated as maybe something significantly more advanced . . .
such as a planaria.
Why??? Because bo is an agent of evil.. I have no doubt!!
May God hear our prayers...Zion arise!!!!
Where do they say this is written?
It is certainly NOT Scripture.
However, a growing cluster of probably above average current Christian prophetic sources and ministers [in the over all MESS of the current Christian prophetic field]
are increasingly asserting and increasingly emphatically asserting
that God has impressed on them a burning awareness of that connection between the USA pressing Israel to divide the land—particularly Jerusalem
the DIVISION OF THE USA by the New Madrid fault quake and related quakes looming closer and closer by their accounts.
We shall see.
Personally, I think they are absolutely correct.
is one such source. He seems quite above average in humility and purity of his hearing The Lord.
I think Dimitru Duduman also had a vision of something similar.
I don’t recall the list of others. I just know the list has been growing.
“Chicago getting more than a good wash”
Although I agree Chicago could use a ‘good wash’ as you’ve described, the odds of the gulf doing it are pretty steep (pun intended). We’re several hundred feet above sea level here (583ft to be exact).
If anything it would seriously drain the lakes and probably right past/through my house as I live on the Illinois river about 60 miles downstream of the city.
Sorry, I didn’t explain very clearly.
the quake—or series of quakes, will be such a huge jolt—that the Great Lake (Superior?) North of Chicago will slosh it’s banks horrifically like a St Bernard jumping in an over-full bathtub—or some such.
Actually, I suspect that the traitorous Mooselymb imposer from hell would love to obliterate all Jewish everything associated with Jerusalem.
Only an enemy of the Almighty would attempt to keep Jews out of a united Jerusalem. Thus, the Bible declares that the current US President is an enemy to the G-d of the universe. Jerusalem matters more than this President can possibly imagine - and he has doomed his Presidency because he has opposed the Almighty.
It is because the Almighty is there. It is because the Almighty has etched upon Jerusalem His eternal Name. The Land of Israel and especially Jerusalem eternally matter because it matters to our G-d.
For the land which you go to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden; but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which HaShem your G-d cares; the eyes of HaShem your G-d are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year. Deuteronomy 11:10-12
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Earthquakes, Floods, and Hurricanes: The Cause? - UPDATE Yesterday when I posted Earthquakes, Floods, and Hurricanes: The Cause? I stated the 6.9 earthquake in Baja California was linked to the Arab leaders from Kuwait and Jordan visiting the White House to put the onus on Israel in regards to the stalled peace process with the Palestinians. I finished by presenting a picture of a watch box from NOAA noting an area of observation off the Horn of Africa.
This is the picture:
[SEE DOC AT WEBSITE LINK ABOVE]
Today I checked and the watch box has been removed for this area.
With the picture I presented yesterday I expressed a need to watch this area, I still feel the need to be aware of this region in the coming days and on into the coming months. If I have understood the HOLY SPIRIT correctly, this area will be rife with activity, with storms seemingly popping up out of nowhere, and baffling the scientists that study this region.
Everyone knows the Atlantic / Gulf is usually active during this time of year; but I have felt to admonish the Body of CHRIST to keep eyes opened, this year some hurricanes are going to set records.
I know weather manipulation is on the increase and is the factor behind some storms weakening while others seem to noticeably increase, this is not an area I am an expert in, but the storms I am referring to will not be manipulated by man. YAHWEH is neither controlled nor manipulated by man, the storms HE sends upon this land will also follow suit, being divine and without the interference of man. Man will not be able to claim the power of these storms.
YAHWEH understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure. When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder: Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. Job 28:23-28
Last night I was spending the usual family time with my wife Ally and my 9-month-old daughter Emma. I left the room and came back to my wife aimlessly flipping through channels, for some reason I said, "Flip it over to the weather channel, sometimes they have something interesting on." This was interesting because my wife and I never watch TV in the evenings (what's worth watching?).
During the first 10 minutes the anchors covered news on the Louisville flooding (flooding that it hasn't seen in at least 35-40 years, or longer) and was also reporting live the flooding that started in Cape Girardeau as part of the same system that dumped +5 inches of rain earlier in Louisville stalled over Cape Girardeau dumping over 4 inches of rain, with three inches falling in less than an hour. I found this interesting because the HOLY SPIRIT had instructed me to present a warning earlier that same day specifially about flooding, so to later have it confirmed by two flash flood events in a area not typically known for flash flooding and all while watching a TV that hardly ever gets turned on, I couldn't help but see confirmation.
And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. Romans 15:14
I continued to watch the news coverage on the flooding when a hurricane watch report came up. In the report the meterologist briefly scanned the various regions of interest and then came to Felicia. Felicia seemed to pose no real threat in the eyes of the meterologist (the eyes of man), stating that hurricanes rarely hit Hawaii. The meterologist didn't even seem to think this storm was going to maintain hurricane status as it approached Hawaii. This is when I realized something, I had felt led by the HOLY SPIRIT to look for hurricane development yesterday as I was writing the post and came across the picture I presented above, all the while missing the one that had formed off of Baja (not thinking any development in the Eastern Pacific would pose any threat to the US). Very near the same area the 6.9 Baja earthquake was felt, a storm was intensifying of the Baja California peninsula.
This needs further examination. FIRST, I am not stating that Felicia will catastrophically hit Hawaii; to my understanding I have not received a prophetic word on the matter. I have only received a check in my spirit to pay attention, enough so that I am writing a post and asking others to be aware also. (I only write when directed, I do not enjoy writing.)
That being said, I want to point out a few things.
We are entering into days that demand an acute awareness to the environment and situations that surround us. We are being brought out into the wilderness; the wilderness is a savage place and a place that will consume those who venture outside of the WING of YAHWEH. Events are going to start happening suddenly, without notice, and the only notice if any that will be given will be to those who have their eyes and ears open to the HOLY SPIRIT. NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO SAY, "THIS WASN"T FAIR, WE NEVER KNEW."
Here is the information so far.
MIAMI - Hurricane Felicia is getting stronger far out in the Pacific and is expected to absorb a weakened Tropical Storm Enrique.
The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Felicia's maximum sustained winds Wednesday have increased to near 105 mph. Felicia is expected to become a major hurricane later Wednesday.
Felicia is centered about 1,365 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Enrique has maximum sustained winds near 50 mph and is expected to weaken and be absorbed by Felicia. Enrique is centered about 825 miles west-southwest of Baja California and is moving west-northwest near 15 mph.
This isn't the first time Felicia and Enrique have affected each other. In 1997, one of the deadliest and most costly years for hurricanes, Felicia and Enrique also affected each other. Here is what Wikipedia had to say:
Tropical Depression Eight-E, the storm that would become Felicia, formed south of the Mexican port of Manzanillo, Colima, on July 13. Its development was delayed by wind shear due to its proximity to Enrique. It became a tropical storm late July 15 as it moved west-northwestward. It became a hurricane July 17. Its development was again stalled by shear. After the shear let up, Felicia's winds reached 215 kilometres per hour (134 mph) and its pressure fell to 948 mbar (948 hPa), making it the second major hurricane of the season and the first Category 4. Felicia then began weakening. Shortly before being downgraded to a tropical storm, it crossed 140°W. Felicia was sheared and dissipated July 22, having never threatened land. No damage or deaths were reported.Wikipedia
In 1997 Felicia was hindered by Enrique, now in 2009 Felicia isn't fazed by Enrique, in fact Felicia will this time consume Enrique. I am no meteorologist and I do not claim to understand all of the intricate factors that go into a hurricanes growth, but when a storm is not hindered as it was before and the HOLY SPIRIT directs me to pay attention to it, then I don't really need to understand the science. I will just obediently watch from my post.
This caused me to find the last hurricane to hit Hawaii, for this we must go back 17 years. This is how I found Hurricane Iniki, (I am wasn't familiar with hurricane Iniki because I was only 9 at the time, others will probably remember the devastation), in fact this is the strongest storm to hit Hawaii to date. This is what Wikipedia had about hurricane Iniki:
Hurricane Iniki (pronounced /iːˈniːkiː/ ee-NEE-kee, from the Hawaiian ʻiniki meaning "strong and piercing wind" was the most powerful hurricane to strike the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiian Islands in recorded history. Forming during the strong El Niño of 1991-1994, Iniki was one of eleven Central Pacific tropical cyclones during the 1992 season. The eye of Hurricane Iniki passed directly over the island of Kauai on September 11, 1992, as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. It was the first hurricane to hit the state since Hurricane Iwa in the 1982 season, and the first major hurricane since Hurricane Dot in 1959.
Iniki caused around $1.8 billion (1992 US dollars) in damage and six deaths. At the time, Iniki was among the costliest United States hurricanes, and it remains one of the costliest hurricanes on record in the eastern Pacific. The storm struck just weeks after Hurricane Andrew-the costliest tropical cyclone ever at the time-struck the U.S. state of Florida. It was also one of two Category 4 hurricanes to strike the United States that year, as Andrew made landfall in Florida as a Category 5 just a few weeks earlier.
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) failed to issue tropical cyclone warnings and watches for the hurricane more than 24 hours in advance. It is remarkable that despite the lack of early warning, only six deaths were attributable to the storm. Damage was greatest on Kauaʻi, where the hurricane destroyed over 1,400 houses and severely damaged over 5,000. Though not directly in the path of the hurricane's core, Oʻahu still experienced moderate damage from wind and storm surge. Wikipedia
A couple things I want to point out about hurricane Iniki:
1. Hit the Island on September 11, 1992
2. Iniki came two weeks after hurricane Andrew (the costliest hurricane at the time which struck Florida) those who know the connection between Andrew and Israel will find this worth noting.
3. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) failed to issue tropical cyclone warnings and watches for the hurricane more than 24 hours in advance.
4. (I am sure as always that there are a lot more, but I am not as gifted as some in connecting dots).
Everyone knows the significances of September 11th, but how does this tie the current Felicia and Iniki together?
Both followed a direct act of YAHWEH (Andrew, Baja earthquake) inflicted by America's interaction or stance on Israel concerning the division of her Covenant land.
I know that the Baja earthquake didn't cause damage as Andrew did, but both are warnings from YAHWEH to leave Israel alone. Andrew and Iniki are connected as both being hurricanes, the 6.9 Baja earthquake and hurricane Felicia are connected by region (Baja).
This post will probably seem a stretch to most, I myself hope that that the connection is happen stance and nothing will come out of Felicia (this is hard because I am a firm believer GOD leaves nothing to chance), but I will say this, as long as the Obama administration continues its pursuit of division and pressure upon Israel's Covenant land, these type of events will rise and each will amass greater damage and causalities.
Iniki hit Kauai about 2 weeks after Andrew hit Florida, both of these storms set records, both caused considerable damage, and both were clear warnings from YAHWEH to leave Israel alone.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Zechariah 12:9
The 6.9 earthquake happened the same day as the Arab leaders from both Kuwait and Jordan were in the White House spitting their venom, about two weeks later Obama will meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Washington on August 18 to also discuss the division of Israel. About two weeks from Felicia's formation off the coast of Baja, she will be poised to present a situation Hawaii has not seen in 17 years.
Let us pray this is not the case, but let us pray even harder that the ALMIGHTY hand of YAHWEH will thwart the satanic agenda manifesting itself through the masquerade mask of "Peace". Iniki hit about 2 weeks after Andrew, see the connection?
Sadly, I don't see the satanic agenda of Barack Hussein Obama ceasing, since this is the case, I say, "YAHWEH HAVE YOUR WAY WITH THE WICKED AND PROTECT YOUR ELECT."
I don't want anything to happen as a result of Felicia, I am not saying that Felicia will hit Hawaii, but I am concerned that if I have understood correctly the HOLY SPIRIT, this storm could pose a huge surprise. Felicia may come and go without notice, but even if she fades away, another one will be brewing.
As History tends to repeat itself, I can't help but hear the same tone being taken with Felicia as was taken with Iniki, "O ain't nothing gonna happen."
God Bless, daniel
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Earthquakes, Floods, and Hurricanes: The Cause? I am posting the following because I believe that certain events recently transpiring and still to come are worth noting and praying about. -DE
At the beginning of 2009, after much prayer and discernment, I formed an opinion that the last quarter of 2009 would be the months to watch (those who know me personally will vouch for this). As we enter into the last month of the 3rd quarter, my personal belief that the final quarter of 2009 containing events that will change the lives of millions, (this could be an understatement), has remained the same.
I do not say these things to promote fear, as things preceived to come (no matter how horrific) should never be viewed through the fearful eyes of flesh, rather the times and current events should be seen through the spiritual eyes of discernment, and even then this can only be achieved by allowing the HOLY SPIRIT to do what YAHWEH sent HIM to do within us. Discerning the times is just another aspect of what the HOLY SPIRIT is doing to prepare us to be a bride without spot or wrinkle, capable of being joined with our GROOM JESUS CHRIST. This is one of many things the HOLY SPIRIT is doing within the BODY OF CHRIST this late hour.
So having said all that, a sister in Christ directed my attention to the following yesterday.
Yesterday in Washington, two Arab leaders came to urge the Obama administration to increase its diplomatic pressure in Israel shortly after Saudi Arabia on Friday accused the Jewish state and Netanyahu led government of not being serious about peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
President Obama met with Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al Sabah, and Hillary Clinton met with the Jordanian Foreign Minister Nassar Joudeh, both came with the same message, placing the burden of proof on Israel to start reviving the stalled peace process.
The point of this message isn't what was said, you can read that here, Arab leaders, on U.S. visits, put onus on Israel, instead I want to bring attention to something else while keeping this information and thought above in mind.
Yesterday afternoon a strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Baja California in northwestern Mexico. The shaking from the tremblor could be felt as far away as San Diego, California and Phoenix, Arizona. It is my belief that this earthquake was yet another warning to the Obama administration, (and the world for that matter), to keep hands off of Israel when it comes to the plan of dividing her Covenant land.
(For more on this, William Koenig's book, Eye to Eye -Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel, gives even further proof of YAHWEH using such things to grab the attention of those who will listen and also as punishment for those who failed to heed the warnings issued.)
As the Obama administration ratchets up the pressure on Israel and moves forward with an obaminable peace strategy, I continue to feel led in my spirit to tell people to watch. Watch as the intensity and frequency of notable events begin to take place. These events will seem to materialize out of thin air, without warning, and will present no reason to those who lack discernment or are void of discernment altogether.
The sudden increase of disaster related events will be tied into the increase of pressure and commitment to seeing Israel divided in the soon to be released Obama administration peace plan. The rope that has bound Israel and the United States together for so long is down to its final threads, the strain can be seen in the already visible frays and the remaining threads are about break.
America is about to suffer stronger and more frequent earthquakes, massive flooding in places not known for flooding, and violent hurricanes that will appear out of thin air. One by one these events will come directly on the heels of each other. These events will affect the west coast, east coast, and heartland, all regions suffering from some form of natural disaster at the same time.
Along with the increase in natural disasters, the "green shoot" economy is prepped for a nosedive, sending the Dow far below the March 2009 levels and poising it for the final decapitation that will come shortly thereafter in the wake of chaos caused by natural, nuclear, and other man-made disasters.
As I have stated on this site many times, the HOLY SPIRIT has shown me (in the very near future) Obama will turn his back on Israel and curse her, (this is already observable, though he has not yet publicly stated this), the result of this coming curse will be America's ultimate destruction.
BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD. GOD HAVE MERCY ON ALL THOSE WHO TRULY LOVE AND SEEK HIM.
Thanks for the ping!
Not only thanks for the ping, but thank you for the link.
Don’t forget Israel in your prayers, friends.
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