Skip to comments.Echoes of '67: Israel unites
Posted on 05/11/2012 5:25:17 AM PDT by Former Fetus
In May 1967, in brazen violation of previous truce agreements, Egypt ordered U.N. peacekeepers out of the Sinai, marched 120,000 troops to the Israeli border, blockaded the Straits of Tiran (Israels southern outlet to the worlds oceans), abruptly signed a military pact with Jordan and, together with Syria, pledged war for the final destruction of Israel.
May 67 was Israels most fearful, desperate month. The country was surrounded and alone. Previous great-power guarantees proved worthless. A plan to test the blockade with a Western flotilla failed for lack of participants. Time was running out. Forced into mass mobilization in order to protect against invasion and with a military consisting overwhelmingly of civilian reservists life ground to a halt. The country was dying.
On June 5, Israel launched a preemptive strike on the Egyptian air force, then proceeded to lightning victories on three fronts. The Six-Day War is legend, but less remembered is that, four days earlier, the nationalist opposition (Menachem Begins Likud precursor) was for the first time ever brought into the government, creating an emergency national-unity coalition.
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—Wheter you are thinking Isaiah 10, Psalm 83 or Ezekiel 38, there’s no doubt that prophecy is being fulfilled in front of our very eyes. And we know that, until these prophecies are fulfilled, the Lord will carry the day for Israel!—
My thoughts as well. I’m living Revelation 18:4 as I type this.
An attack on Iran will not be easy. Nor will it be successful unless the US is involved. US involvement would run the risk of serious American losses including capital ships in the narrow confines of the Persian Gulf. This would be a political disaster for Obama. Ergo Obama simply will not allow Israel (or anyone else) put his reelection in jeopardy.
Do you really think that Obama can stop what has been appointed to happen since before Creation?
Israel will win the wars which are ahead of her, and God will use those wars as part of His plan to bring His people back to Him.
Good article. Thanks for posting!
That's the way it should be. You'll make up turn on the TV and it will already be underway. None of these strongly worded letters and warnings.
This is wishful thinking. In case you have forgotten, Israel has already been destroyed by the Babylonians and then again by the Romans. The destruction is virtually promised under certain conditions as in Lev. 32 beginning around verse 15.
Here is my take on what will happen before summer.
Here is an updated version of the spreadsheet that accompanies the article.
“This is wishful thinking. In case you have forgotten, Israel has already been destroyed by the Babylonians and then again by the Romans.”
I’ve always wondered about that in relation to the Bible. Is it that Israel is to be interpreted as its people and not a nation?
God tells us:
It shall come to pass in that day That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time To recover the remnant of His people who are left, From Assyria and Egypt, From Pathros and Cush, From Elam and Shinar, From Hamath and the islands of the sea.12He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, ,u>And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth. (Isaiah 11: 11,12)
The gathering of the Jews from Ethiopia occurred in 1981 and 1991. The extraction of these Jews from Africa were known as operations Exodus and Solomon. The Falashi Jews of Ethiopia were restored to the land of Abraham. The gathering from Ethiopia was foretold 2700 years ago in the book of Isaiah. Cush is known as Ethiopia, and is part of this second gathering of Israel in this century. This first gathering was after the Persian conquest of Babylon in 539 B.C.. The Second time is in our day.
God has kept His promise to the Jewish people to bring them back from among the nations and reestablish them as a nation. And the return continues.
I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. 11 I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bear young; I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I am the LORD. 12Yes, I will cause men to walk on you, My people Israel; they shall take possession of you, and you shall be their inheritance; no more shall you bereave them of children.
24For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land.
33Thus says the Lord GOD: On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt. 34The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. 35So they will say, This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited. 36Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, the LORD, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, the LORD, have spoken it, and I will do it. (Ezekiel 36:10-12,24,33-36)
That promise has been kept.
The following are promises from God that have not yet been fulfilled but will also be kept and require a standing, functioning nation of Israel:
Behold, days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them, declares the Lord. 33 But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord, I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, declares the Lord, for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.
35 Thus says the Lord, Who gives the sun for light by day And the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar; the Lord of hosts is His name:
36 If this fixed order departs from before Me, declares the Lord, then the offspring of Israel also will cease from being a nation before Me forever.
37 Thus says the Lord,
If the heavens above can be measured And the foundations of the earth searched out below, Then I will also cast off all the offspring of Israel For all that they have done, declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 31:31-37)
" 'My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees. They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your fathers lived. They and their children and their children's children will live there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever. I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my sanctuary among them forever. My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. Then the nations will know that I the LORD make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever.' " (Ezekiel 37:24-28)
If God has already kept some of His promises to the Jewish people, He will keep them all, and that includes the New Covenant with them which will find it's fulfillment during the Millennial Kingdom.
God promises Israel will never be destroyed, and so Israel will never be destroyed.
Aren't you looking forward to the joys of the Millenial Kingdom? I've decided to learn Hebrew, figuring that it will be the official language of the kingdom. It helps me to remain looking forward to it!
The semi-hilarious part was the duplicity the Arabs used on each other even as they fought a common enemy.
The Israelis sent a small holding force to the Syrian border to check any attack from that area. Figuring that the Syrians were the tougher enemy, they sent their main force into Egypt. A few days later Syria, waiting to see who was winning, asked Egypt how they were doing, as they hoped to join in the Arabic Final Solution. Egypt, was in the midst of getting the crap beat out of 'em said that they were massacring the Jews and to join in. They ended up losing the Sinai and the Gaza Strip.
Syria believed them and attacked but by then the Israelis had quickly moved their troops to the Syrian border, beat the crap out of them as well, and ended up owning the Golan Heights.
Israel warned Jordan not to join in as they had no beef with them. Jordan attacked anyway and lost the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
To this day, the Arabs are still whining about their losses and want their "stolen land" back. Some years after the occupation, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon used "The Failed Logic of Retreat" and pulled out of Gaza. It quickly reverted to the craphole it was before the invasion and is now run by Hamas, who fire rockets at Israel as a token of Arab gratitude.
I'd like to learn Hebrew too and I "like" a lot of Israeli and Jewish sites on Facebook that offer Hebrew lessons. I'm just afraid I'll start and then get busy and not be able to do it for awhile and forget everything I've learned.
It would completely freak out my Rabbi friend if I saw him one day and launched into a conversation with him in Hebrew! I'd like to learn the language just for that reason!
Can you give me any links? I've been fighting with "Hebrew for Dummies" and picking up words here and there as I study for my Sunday school class, but it's not going very well. There are plenty of on-line courses, I just cannot afford them right now.
Let me wade through my FB stuff and I'll FReepmail you with some possibilities.
Toda Raba! (Thank you, very much)
In 1974, I applied for a liaison position with the Israeli Air Force. The requirement was a 44-week Hebrew course. I finished 40 weeks and then the funding for the position was pulled. We were allowed to finish the course, but never used it professionally. It was an extremely difficult 44 weeks for a 32-year old college grad; I wouldn’t even attempt it now. The only way I can remember the alphabet is to go to GOOGLE. I volunteer in a hospital nearby and there are many elderly Jewish patients. I had a chance recently to try a few phrases that I remembered on a Rabbi. He was astounded and said, “but you’re a goy!”
drivel...... no evidence for such a statement
drivel...... no evidence for such a statement
It seems like because Hebrew has no similarity to English if it's not used on a fairly regular basis, it would be very easy to forget. Did you find that happening to you when you learned Hebrew?
There were ten of us in the class, and we tried to practice what we learned on a daily basis. About six months after the course, I went to Teheran, Iran, for six weeks. There were some Jewish merchants who sold stuff to tourists and I went there a couple of times to practice, and believe me, it’s a lot different in the real world than it is in a classroom environment. There was a thriving Jewish community until the son of satan, khomeini, took over.