Monday, February 22, 2010


Netanyahu in Poland - Jewish Telegraphic Agency - ‎Jan 27, 2010‎
In a speech at Auschwitz to mark International Holocaust Memorial Day Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reasserted the right of the Jewish people to self-defence. Noting that many of the slain must have uttered the phrase, "Remember what Amalek did to you" before their death, the Prime Minister again cautioned, "Remember what Amalek did to you." We will always remember what the Nazi Amalek did to us and we will not forget to be alert and ready when a new Amalek appears on the stage of history and threatens to destroy the Jews once again.

And we will not again make the mistake of taking the matter lightly and thinking that the threats are empty. We will not forget and we will always remember to stand guard." Netanyahu added: "The lesson of the Holocaust is that evil must be stopped as early as possible whilst still in its early phases not yet able to realize its intentions," in a clear allusion to Iran's nuclear threats. "This lesson must be internalized by all the world's enlightened nations. We, the Jewish people, internalized it well, after losing one third of our nation on the blood-soaked earth of Europe.

We learned that we must be prepared to defend ourselves. We have learned that the only guarantee for the survival of our nation is a strong Israel and its army—the Israel Defence Force. We learned that we must alert the nations of the world and be prepared to defend ourselves. From this place I vow, as the head of the State of the Jews: never again will we let the machine of evil cut off the life of our nation. Never again."

"Am Yisrael Chai, we have returned to our homeland," he concluded, "to the land of our forefathers, to Jerusalem, our capital. We have converged from all corners of the world, Holocaust survivors, Arab Jews, Jews from former Soviet Union states, Ethiopian Jews," Netanyahu said. "We bow our heads in memory of the Holocaust victims and raise our heads as our flag waves with its two blue stripes and the Star of David at its centre. We still haven't lost our hope."

OSWIECIM, Poland (JTA) -- Israel is prepared to fight a new Amalek 65 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...
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Jerusalem Post - Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Netanyahu’s Visit to Poland – Joel Rosenberg - January 2010

* Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently traveled to Poland to commemorate the 65th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz. Speaking on the actual site of the Nazi death camp, the Prime Minister warned the world of new genocidal threats against the Jewish people and the importance of acting early enough to prevent such threats from coming to pass. In a stunning and remarkable moment, Netanyahu also declared to the people of Europe and the world that the prophecies of Ezekiel 37 have been fulfilled. The Holocaust, he said, represented the "dry bones" and "graves" of the Jewish people, and out of that horror the State of Israel was resurrected, just as the Lord said would happen through the Hebrew Prophet Ezekiel. Rarely has any world leader given a major address on an international stage declaring End Times prophecies from the Bible have come true. But that is exactly what Netanyahu did.
Zechariah 12:6-7
6 "On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a brazier that sets a woodpile ablaze or like a burning torch among sheaves of grain. They will burn up all the neighboring nations right and left, while the people living in Jerusalem remain secure. NLT
The Israeli Defense Force will become like a roaring fire in a timber yard and like a blazing torch in fields of dry grain. The fire will sweep swiftly through the ranks of their enemies.
Asaph the psalmist also mentions this feature of God’s judgment and wrath upon Israel’s enemies.
Psalms 83:13-15
13 O my God, blow them away like whirling dust, like chaff before the wind!
14 As a fire roars through a forest and as a flame sets mountains ablaze,
15 chase them with your fierce storms; terrify them with your tempests. NLT
Zechariah 12:7-8
7 The LORD will give victory to the rest of Judah first, before Jerusalem, so that the people of Jerusalem and the royal line of David will not have greater honor than the rest of Judah. NLT
Zechariah 12:6 while the people living in Jerusalem remain secure. NLT
Zechariah 12:8-9
8 On that day the LORD (Jehovah) will defend the people of Jerusalem; the weakest among them will be as mighty as King David! And the royal descendants will be like God, like the angel of the LORD who goes before them!
9 For my plan is to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. NLT
Zechariah predicts that
* God will personally defend and deliver the people of Jerusalem.
* The weakest Israeli citizen will be strong like King David. (The Hebrew word kashal, - weakest, signifies weakness in the legs especially the ankles, causing one to falter, stumble or fall).
* The descendants of David will be like the Angel of the LORD.
* The Angel of the Lord (Messiah) will lead Israel into battle.
* God will destroy all the armies that attack Jerusalem.

Zechariah 12:10-14
10 "Then I will pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on all the people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son who has died.
11 The sorrow and mourning in Jerusalem on that day will be like the grievous mourning of Hadad-rimmon in the valley of Megiddo.

Immediately After Victory Is Attained
* Jehovah will pour out His Holy Spirit (Ruach Ha Kodesh) upon Israel.
* The Spirit will be poured out by the grace (unmerited favour) of God.
* Israeli mouths will be filled with inspired supplications.
* Israelis will look upon the Face of the God who was pierced.
* They will grieve bitterly as though for an only son who died.
* The national mourning will fill the land.
* It will be as the mourning reserved for royalty.

V 12 All Israel will weep in profound sorrow, each family by itself, with the husbands and wives in separate groups. The family of David will mourn, along with the family of Nathan,
13 the family of Levi, and the family of Shimei.
14 Each of the surviving families from Judah will mourn separately, husbands and wives apart. NLT
* The whole nation will weep in sorrow for Messiah.
* Each family will mourn, husbands and wives apart.
* The rulers (Government officials) will mourn.
* The religious leaders will mourn.
* The family of Levi (priests) will mourn.

Zechariah 13:1"On that day a fountain will be opened for the dynasty of David and for the people of Jerusalem, a fountain to cleanse them from all their sins and defilement. NLT
In the original scriptures the chapters were not divided as in our Bibles.
I believe there was no separation between Zechariah 12:14 and Zechariah 13:1. The fountain of cleansing was opened for all those who will mourn in Zion, i.e. the population of Israel mentioned in Zechariah 12:9, 10. Joel 2:30 - 32)

I personally believe there is a time gap between the end of chapter 13 and the commencement of chapter 14 which then speaks about the “Second Coming” of the Messiah when His feet will touch down on the Mount of Olives. This chapter also relates to the inauguration of the Millennium when all the remaining nations will to Jerusalem every year to worship the King of kings.
Zechariah 14:16-17
And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. NKJV
U.S. Intelligence Report: Source: The Jerusalem Post 30thJanuary 2010
US intelligence finds 5,000 Hizballah trained to seize Galilee towns Jones was not talking out of the top of his head, but on the strength of solid US intelligence gathered over months on detailed war plans Iran, Syria, Hizballah and Hamas have drawn up to send five Hizballah brigades sweeping across the border to seize five sectors of Galilee, while also organizing a massive Israeli-Arab uprising against the Jewish state.
Hamas would open a second front in the south and in the east. Syria is expected to step in at some stage. This plan with attached special map was first published exclusively by DEBKA-Net-Weekly 430 on Jan. 22, 2010. Key excerpts appear here.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards instructors at especially established training facilities near Tehran are already well advanced in training a cadre of 5,000 Hizballah fighters in special operations and urban combat tactics to standards equivalent to those current in similar US and Israeli military forces.
At the outset of the course, the group was split up into five battalions, each given a specific northern Israeli sector for capture with details of its topography and population for close study.
1st Battalion: This unit will break through the Naqura-Rosh Haniqra border pass and sweep south along seven kilometers to seize Nahariya, the Israeli Mediterranean city of 55,000 - or parts thereof.
UN peacekeepers have their headquarters at Naqura, the other side of Rosh Haniqra, and Israel defenses there are lax, so no military or geographic obstacles to this Hizballah drive are anticipated. This battalion will capture a large number of Israeli hostages for use as live shields against an Israeli counter-attack. A small group of 150 fighters, trained by Revolutionary Guards marines, will also try and reach the coast by swift boats. They are already standing by in Lebanon.
2nd Battalion: This unit is assigned to capture the northern Israeli town of Shlomi, 300 meters southeast of the Naqura border pass and home to 6,500 inhabitants. Holding this town and its environs will give Hizballah control of a key road hub and stand in the path of Israeli reinforcements heading for Nahariya through routes 89 and 899 from key Israeli bases in the Galilee and Upper Galilee regions to the east.
3rd Battalion: Driving further south than any other Hizballah unit, this battalion must reach the three Israeli-Arab villages of B'ina, Deir al-Asad and Majd el-Krum, which are located north of the town of Carmiel and alongside Israel's Route 85 which connects Acre on the Mediterranean with Safad in the central Galilee mountains.
Iranian war planners want Hizballah to control the three Israeli-Arab locations for two advantages:
One: As a commanding position for stirring up the disaffected Israeli-Arab villages and towns of Lower Galilee and Wadi Ara to the south into a full-blown uprising. The incoming combat force will be backed up by clandestine Hizballah cells which for some years have established, armed and funded the underground "Galilee Liberation Battalions” in Sakhnin, Araba and Deir Hana, by means of drug smugglers.
Hizballah's West Bank cells have been active for some time in the Wadi Ara region, through which National Route 65 connects central Israel to the North.
Two: To gain fire control of Acre-Safed Route 85 from positions in occupied Arab villages and so have a shield ready for the Hizballah units holding Nahariya and Shlomi, and seriously impede the passage of Israeli forces from bases in the center of the country to relieve these northern towns. The Israeli Air Force will be constrained from attacking the areas held by Hizballah by the presence of large civilian populations.
4th Battalion: This battalion will push southeast into the Kadesh Valley, on the rim of which the Makia and Yiftah kibbutzim and Makia moshav are clustered. Capture of these locations would afford Hizballah fire coverage of Israel's northernmost Galilee Panhandle.
5th Battalion: Hizballah's Strategic Reserve. Rocket attacks from Lebanon will focus on disabling Israel's strategic military sites, such as air force bases, missile bases, its nuclear facilities and naval bases. Targeting Israeli population centers is a lower Iranian priority.
Syria's initial involvement will be limited to cover by artillery or air for Hizballah operations. But if the fighting escalates or drags on, Hizballah will invite Syrian back-up forces to go into Lebanon; Damascus will open Front No. 4 against Israel from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.
The Tehran-Hizballah war strategy is all but ready for any contingency. The obvious trigger would be an Israeli military operation against Iran's nuclear facilities, but once all the elements are in place, they could be activated by any other pretext conjured up in Tehran or Damascus.
In recent weeks, both Hizballah and its Syrian allies have mobilized their forces while telling the Arab world that the Jewish state is about to attack Lebanon.
Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah is straining at the leash to attack Israel however the crisis over Iran's nuclear program turns out. Sunday, January 17, he said: "I promise you, in view of all the threats you hear today… that should a new war with the Zionists erupt, we [the Lebanese resistance movement] will crush the enemy, come out victorious, and change the face of the region.
"God willing, Israel, the occupation, hegemony, and arrogance are in the process of disappearing!"
Nasrallah was not alone in anticipating a troubled year for the Middle East.

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