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  • Syria: Israel Behind Attack on Iranian Air Base Near Homs

    07/08/2018 3:35:54 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 11 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 7/8/2018 | Jack Khoury
    Reports say Syrian air defense systems fired at planes, coming in from Jordan, and heading towards T4 airbase used by Iran Reports in Syria say an airstrike hit the site of a known Iranian airbase in Syria's Homs region. Reports on Syrian television attributed the attack to Israel. According to the official Syrian news agency SANA, Syrian air defense systems were fired as warplanes, purportedly coming into the country from Jordan, approached the T4 base near Tiyas. The planes, which reports said were flying low to avoid detection, passed through the al-Tanf area where U.S. forces have a base...
  • Syria war: Air strike on Deraa shelter kills 17 civilians

    06/29/2018 5:46:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/28/18 | Staff
    At least 17 civilians have been killed in an air strike on a basement shelter in south-western Syria, activists say, as warplanes pound rebel-held areas. A monitoring group reported that five children were among those who died when aircraft identified as Russian bombed Musayfira, east of the city of Deraa. Russia is backing an army offensive in the region, which borders Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. More than 90 civilians are said to have been killed since it began 11 days ago. The provinces of Deraa and Quneitra had been relatively calm for almost a year because of a...
  • Netanyahu: Israel will hit Iran throughout Syria, not only along border

    06/17/2018 12:06:26 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    Jpost ^ | 6/17/18 | Herb Keinon
    Israel will strike against Iranian efforts to entrench itself militarily throughout Syria, and not only along the Syrian-Israeli border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the weekend. Netanyahu told the weekly cabinet meeting that he spoke with both men and discussed the region, with an emphasis on Syria. The prime minister said he reiterated and made clear the principles guiding Israeli policy toward Syria. “First of all, Iran needs to withdraw from all of Syria,” he said. “Second, we will take action – and are already taking action –...
  • 37 Years Ago Today - Operation Opera: how 8 Israeli F-16s destroyed an Iraqi nuclear plant

    06/07/2018 7:53:57 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 17 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | 6/7/2014 | Dario Leone
    Israeli Air Force’s interest in the Lockheed Martin F-16 was born after the Yom Kippur War when the IAF realized that, alongside the F-15 Eagle, they needed a new, advanced, relatively cheap, multirole jet. The negotiations with the U.S. to acquire the F-16 started in 1975 and after some years of delay, caused by the Middle East tensions, the Fighting Falcon sale was finalised in 1979 as result of the Camp David peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. The first F-16s were delivered to the IAF in 1980 and the following year, before all the Netz (as the F-16A is...
  • Trump needs to return to his realist roots and get us out of the Mideast | Mulshine

    06/06/2018 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 05.29.18 | Paul Mulshine
    The 2018 version of Donald Trump should listen to the 2004 version when it comes to Mideast policy. That guy was one heck of a hard-headed realist. Here's what he said about the Iraq War in an Esquire magazine interview that occurred about a year after George W. Bush's "Mission Accomplished" appearance on an aircraft carrier: "Does anybody really believe that Iraq is going to be a wonderful democracy where people are going to run down to the voting box and gently put in their ballot and the winner is happily going to step up to lead the county? C'mon....
  • 2018 06 03 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Unhitched and Unhinged" Plus Special Announcement

    06/03/2018 12:21:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 3/21/18 | John Haller
    Stay tuned for a special announcement about FBC's Future Plans at the end of John's Update. Not a single day passes by without the discerning Christian seeing the aftermath of a society that is coming "Unhitched and Unhinged" as they travel down a path that leads to their certain destruction. From the Irish cheering the ability to kill children in the womb up to 20 weeks of age, to the emergence of the Turkish President setting the stage for a move against Israel, to the false teachings and open hostility toward our Jewish friends exhibited by the "Christ at the...
  • 2018 05 21 John Haller Prophecy Update: That Jerusalem Thing, Again!

    05/21/2018 7:43:18 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 5/21/18 | John Haller
    Jerusalem dominates the prophecy related news this week. Some significant developments with Turkey as well.
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 20th, 2018

    05/20/2018 5:12:10 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 5/20/18 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about the prophetic significance of the US Embassy move to Jerusalem.
  • Why Jerusalem Matters

    05/16/2018 4:50:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, the Trump administration inaugurated the new American embassy in Jerusalem. The celebration in Israel was palpable; the embassy move came amidst the national celebration of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the state. The streets filled with Jews of all sorts, cheering and dancing. Meanwhile, on the Gaza border, Hamas broadened its monthlong campaign to break down the Israel border, staging border "protests" attended by thousands -- including terrorists who have used the supposed protests as a staging point for violent attacks on Israeli troops and territory. Palestinian terrorists have caused mass chaos, throwing Molotov cocktails at...
  • Live Updates//Jerusalem Embassy and Gaza Protests: 28 Palestinians Reported Killed....

    05/14/2018 5:33:41 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 64 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 5/14/2018 | Jack Khoury, Noa Landau and Haaretz
    The Israel Police is preparing for the US embassy's official opening ceremony in Jerusalem with thousands of policeman deployed through the city. At 4:00 PM the official ceremony will take place at the US Consulate in the Armona neighborhood of Jerusalem, which will officially become the US embassy this week. Palestinians throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem were urged to turn out en masse to protest the embassy move..... 3:11 PM Protest death toll rises to 28, Gaza Health ministry reports.......
  • 2018 05 13 John Haller's Prophecy Update "The Coming War"

    05/13/2018 1:32:41 PM PDT · by Lera · 11 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | May 13, 2018 | John Haller
    There is a war coming. A war for your minds. A war for your beliefs. A war in the Middle East. And a war in the Church. John explains with an in-depth look at the false teaching of Andy Stanley who is encouraging believers to "disconnect" the Old Testament from the New in the spirit of "unity." Yet Scripture is replete with warnings against exactly this, as well as the false teachers who would rise to prominence in the end times. He ends the message with a look at the events in Israel this week and next which should have...
  • Urgent Bible Prophecy Update - Thursday, May 10th, 2018

    05/11/2018 8:40:34 AM PDT · by Lera · 146 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | May 10th, 2018 | JD Farag
    Description: Pastor J.D. does an urgent midweek prophecy update due to the unprecedented developments in just four days.
  • EXCLUSIVE — Sen. Lieberman Praises Trump: USA in Position to Bring Stability in Middle East and Asia

    05/11/2018 5:43:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/10/2018 | Penny Starr
    Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) discussed the Iran nuclear agreement on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily, stating that President Donald Trump’s announcement on Tuesday that the United States is pulling out of the deal “took guts.” “I actually think it’s a great thing,” Lieberman told Breitbart Editor-in-chief Alex Marlow. “I think the president made the correct decision, and, frankly, it’s a courageous decision.” Lieberman, who now is on the advisory board at the Gatestone Institute and chairman of United Against Nuclear Iran, said former President Barack Obama “basically gave all our leverage away” and only stalled–rather than stopped–Iran’s nuclear weapons program....
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – May 6th, 2018(Fundamental Evangelical Caucus)

    05/07/2018 10:02:08 AM PDT · by Lera · 5 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 5/6/18 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about three developments of prophetic significance.
  • 2018 04 29 John Haller's Prophecy Update "The Age of Insecurity"

    04/29/2018 11:42:16 AM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 4/29/18 | John Haller
    As usual, John has too many slides and too much info to share, but he gives it another valiant effort to bring us up to date on what in the world is going on. In summary, we are living in "The Age of Insecurity" where many moving parts, which appear to be unrelated, are actually interconnected and working behind the scenes to set the stage for the finale. Yet even during this apparent worldwide peril, God's spirit is moving in amazing ways that John will share at the end of this update. John does not trust the suddenly popular leader...
  • Mattis, Receiving Liberman, Warns of 'Likely' Conflict Between Israel & Iran

    04/27/2018 1:45:02 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    JP ^ | 4/27/18 | Michael Wilner
    Direct conflict between Israeli and Iranian forces is increasingly likely in Syria as Tehran pursues a permanent military presence there, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned on Thursday. Addressing a congressional panel before hosting his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Liberman, at the Pentagon, Mattis said it was “very likely” from his perspective, “because Iran continues to do its proxy work there through Hezbollah.” Receiving Liberman, Mattis told reporters that he saw no reason for Iran to ship advanced missiles to Hezbollah through Syria except to threaten Israel. “I can see how it might start, but I am not sure when...
  • Desert Rat’s photo album charting unit’s journey from N. Africa to Germany in WWII

    04/23/2018 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Postman Pat · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 23 April 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A Desert Rat's captivating photo album charting the iconic army unit's epic journey from the North African desert to Germany in the Second World War is being auctioned off. Sergeant Ronald Jenner, of the 7th Armoured Division, fought in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His armoured car was one of the first to enter Tripoli during the North African campaign when the city was captured by the Allies in January 1943.
  • 2018 04 22 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Lighting the Fuse"

    04/22/2018 11:26:31 AM PDT · by Lera · 10 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Apr 22, 2018 | John Haller
    70 years ago this week, Israel regained her statehood. And from that moment, the plot to destroy her has been in full motion on multiple fronts. Likewise, here in America, explosive charges have been set under the core pillars of our Christian beliefs. From undermining marriage, to socializing education, from banning First Amendment free speech if it doesn't agree with the PC rhetoric, to removing to enumerated rights found in the 2nd Amendment intended to protect the rights of the First, the lot has been cast for the total destruction of society as we know it, in order to reunite...
  • The Cold War's Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today's Middle East

    04/10/2018 9:03:25 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Claire Berlinsky
    The dominant narrative of modern Middle East history emphasizes European colonization and accepts as a truism that the former colonial powers prioritized the protection of their material interests—in oil, above all—above the dignity and self-determination of the region’s inhabitants. --Thus did botched decolonization result in endless instability...Thus did the region become a breeding ground for radicalism, intensified by Cold War rivalry between the superpowers, who replaced the European colonizers as the region’s meddling overlords...Then came Mikhail Gorbachev—a Westernizing reformer. At last, the Cold War was over. A new world order was at hand. What if this conventional wisdom is nonsense?...
  • The Cold War Roots of Islamist Terrorism

    04/11/2018 8:55:14 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Eugen Tomiuc
    The highest-ranking intelligence officer ever to defect from the Eastern Bloc says the Soviet Union orchestrated an anti-American and anti-Israeli propaganda campaign in the Middle East four decades ago -- and the effects of the effort still reverberate. The Middle East was a key battlefield in the Cold War, and Moscow spent considerable resources courting Arab states in the region and vocally backing the Palestinian cause. Humiliated by the defeat of the Soviet-backed Arab states in their 1967 war against Israel, Yuri Andropov devised the operation to discredit the Jewish state and present Zionism as "Nazi-style racism" while at the...