Archive for June 2014

Abba, Please bring them back

June 25, 2014

It’s been nearly two weeks since the despicable kidnapping of our boys.
… 3 innocent teenagers who never made it home to their families for Shabbat.

We keep wishing it was just an awful nightmare and that we will wake up to see the boys home – safe and sound.

We can’t wait anymore, the boys must be returned to their families immediately.

All of Israel is united in pain and prayer…

With Israel’s sudden deployment of huge numbers of soldiers in its mission to find and rescue our boys, there is an urgent need to provide the soldiers with extra food and supplies.

Will you help bring relief to the dedicated young men and women of the IDF?

Click Here to Support the Search & Rescue Effort – Bring the Boys Home!

The Nation of Israel, together with all decent, humane people throughout the world, have united in tears, prayer and critical efforts help bring our boys back home.

This outpouring of love and unity – and the supreme value for the sanctity of life – are the hallmark of the Jewish People.

Amidst tragedy, we are teaching the world the importance of prayer, hope, kindness and action – doing whatever is needed to bring our boys back home.

And we must help the families in any way we can.

Click here to provide relief in the effort to save our boys

Israel is fighting the battle of good vs. evil – of life vs. death.

Who will stand with Israel and teach the world to choose life?

THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW…

The world must know the truth – what Israel is up against in the war against terror.

Our soldiers need extra food and supplies for the search effort.

Let’s join with the families by feeling their pain and lending a helping hand.

Click here to donate to the Israel Emergency Campaign

Above all, please continue to pray for the safety and return of the boys:
Eyal Yifrah (19) Eyal ben Iris Teshurah
Naftali Frankel (16) Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah
Gilad Shaar (16) Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim

May God bless you for your kindness and generosity.

We ask you to forward this email to your family and friends. Please share with them the opportunity to help the people of Israel.

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Abba we pray Psalm 83 …

June 24, 2014
      Zion’s Glory Update
June 24, 2014

The following is a Zion’s Glory prayer update from Eddie and Jackie Santoro in Israel. We encourage you to forward it to whomever you think might be interested in the following information. It is sent out in conjunction with a newsletter. If you are currently not receiving this information and would like to become a regular subscriber, please forward your name, email and address to us at esant@netvision.net


Dear Faithful Friend,

It was a beautiful day and the first day of summer vacation. The Golan Heights were picturesque with rolling mountains and green trees reaching towards the clear blue sky. An Israeli Arab civilian contractor thought he would take advantage of the day to have his 15 year old son, Muhammed accompany him as he worked along the Syrian border. Everything seemed perfect as father and son looked forward to a wonderful day together.

How many of us have had similar days when we have had the blessing of bringing our children to work with us. I too can remember when our son Evan would join me as I built homes in the Catskill Mountains in New York so long ago.

But Muhammed’s father does not work in the peaceful Catskills but just a few meters away from Islamic terrorists whose passion is to kill innocent civilians. And in a moment, the seemingly idyllic became the worst of all nightmares. From across the border, a Jihadist militant launched a missile at the truck they were in, assuming that Jewish workers were in it. The projectile found its mark and in the explosion that followed, young Muhammed was killed. His father, along with two others were injured, one critically. What should have been a day to remember became a day that will haunt this man forever.

Israel immediately responded with tank fire and last night, the Air Force carried out nine attacks against Syrian targets in a major escalation of tensions along the once quiet Syrian border. Ten Syrian soldiers were killed in the attack and Prime Minister Netanyahu warned Syria today that Israel “will continue to take forceful action against anyone who harms us or attempts to harm us.”

The Gaza Strip
Yesterday afternoon, in what has become again a daily event, the same scenario played out as an Islamic terrorist squad fired a missile from within the Gaza Strip towards Ashkelon, one of Israel’s large southern cities. Their intended goal was to kill as many Israeli civilians as possible. Fortunately, the city is protected by Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system. Instantly, the waiting battery perceived the launch. In another heartbeat, it locked onto its trajectory. It completed some amazingly complex computations and seconds later launched a missile at the incoming projectile. It found its mark and the enemy missile fell to the ground, destroyed by advanced Israeli technology. This time, no one was hurt and no buildings destroyed.

The Kidnapping
Thousands of Israeli soldiers have poured into the West Bank in pursuit of the three kidnapped teens. While looking for the victims, they are also targeting the terrorist group Hamas, whom Israel holds responsible for the abductions. Every night the army searches hundreds of houses and carries out raids rounding up Hamas terrorists and apprehending and destroying weapon caches. To date, 300+ Hamas terrorists have been detained. Over sixty of the terrorists that were released in exchange for Gilad Shalit, Israel’s last kidnap victim, have been incarcerated again. The army claims to have intelligence that the boys are still in Hebron and are concentrating their search in this area.

A young Arab boy murdered in the North. Missiles falling in the south. Thousands of Israeli soldiers scouring Judea and Samaria in search of the kidnapped Israelis. This is a current picture of life in Israel today. And amazingly, almost none of this is being reported in the Western press.

Please keep praying for Israel’s security. The countries surrounding us (except for Egypt) are increasingly under the control of Islamic Radical groups and the old order of nations is disintegrating into something far darker and more dangerous. Pray for super natural protection from our enemies. Pray for wisdom for our national leaders, both army and government as they negotiate the treacherous diplomatic waters that are whirling about.

Also, please pray for time. The wave of international impatience and anger against Israel is already growing. The Palestinian government is demanding a hearing in the Security Council over Israel’s “unjust response” to the kidnapping of three of their teenagers. Pray that Israel would have time to finish the necessary work, whose end is the return of the kidnapped boys. Please pray against any further kidnappings.

The Presbyterian Church
The Presbyterian Church, one of the historic mainline denominational churches has added another nail in their coffin. They have already embraced homosexual clergy and gay marriage but this past week they officially voted to disinvest from three large corporations that are guilty of “helping Israel to oppress the Palestinian people”.

This disinvestment occurred because these companies sell products to Israel that help protect its people from terrorist attacks. They are also guilty of supplying tractors to help build Israeli homes in the very land that is promised to Israel forever in the Bible.

Prime Minister Netanyahu summed up the absurdity of the vote to disinvest from Israel by saying, “that while much of the Middle East” was “riveted by religious hatred, and by savagery of unimaginable proportions,” Israel is “the one democracy that upholds basic human rights, that guards the rights of all minorities, that protects Christians.”

Netanyahu advised the Presbyterians to “fly to the Middle East, come and see Israel for the embattled democracy that it is, and then take a bus tour, go to Libya, go to Syria, go to Iraq, and see the difference.”

“I would give them two pieces of advice — one is make sure it’s an armor-plated bus, and second, don’t say that you’re Christian.”

Zachariah 14 declares that on the day of Yeshua’s return HIS FEET WILL TOUCH DOWN ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES. When the Presbyterians stand against Israel’s right to posess Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria- Israel’s promised eternal homeland, they are standing against the most repeated promise in the Bible. In so doing, they are aligning themselves with the spirit of the antichrist, whose end time goal is to remove the nation of Israel from the earth, thus making God a liar and preventing the return of Yeshua. 

We thank you for standing with us in these difficult days. Your prayers are powerful and effective and your love is an unending encouragement to us.
 

We send you our love from Zion,
Eddie and Jackie

The Great Divider in the Neighborhood

June 21, 2014
Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman

Liberty Counsel
6/21/2014
 
To understand the state of our nation’s disunion, we must look to a major source of our discord: President Barack Obama.

To understand his game plan and how it can be overcome, we must look to his methodologies.

Please see my important update below – Mat


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Barack Obama, the man who emphatically campaigned on “unity” has, in fact, become “the great divider.” You may remember his campaign rhetoric in 2008…

“I don’t want to pit red America against blue America. I want to be the President of the United States of America.”


As it has turned out, nothing could have been further from the truth. President Obama is a dedicated student of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” tactical book for socialist takeovers of democratic societies. Alinsky’s book contains the core principle of “agitate, divide and conquer.”

Here is a snapshot of Alinsky’s methodologies, as compiled by Jack Kerwick, which I believe you will find all too familiar.

“There can be no change if there is unity.”

Barack Obama’s presidential legacy will be one of lawlessness and divisiveness. The great divide in our nation is being profoundly exploited by Barack Obama. Perceived racial injustices, “income inequality,” pitting the “haves” against the “have nots,” gender inequalities, the “war on women,” marriage “equality,” and hate crimes, just to name a few of the points of division he has festered in American culture.      

“Change is brought about by relentless agitation and trouble making that radically disrupts society as it is.”

“The organizer ‘dramatizes…injustices’ and engages in ‘troublemaking’ by stirring up just those ‘angers, frustrations, and resentments’ that will eventuate in the ‘disorganization of the old and organization of the new.'” 

“No conversation between the organizer and his opponents (dehumanize the opponents).

“The organizer’s objective is to demonize those who stand in the way of his designs for change.”


“The organizer can never focus on just a single issue and ‘must develop multiple issues.’
He must move inexhaustibly from one issue to the next.”

Here, Barack Obama is a master of jumping from issue to issue, often concurrently. Healthcare reform, immigration reform, banking reform, campaign reform, climate change, the EPA’s attacks on energy sources, the economy, homosexual advocacies, releasing terrorists, Benghazi, foreign policy, the IRS, campaign reform… just to mention a few. It is exhausting as intended to be.


The fact is, Barack Obama does not want unity. He wants to keep the country as polarized and disoriented as possible in order to “fundamentally transform” our nation into the image of a non-exceptional America.

The government we have now

June 20, 2014

From the onset of the Internal Revenue Service’s admission that they illegally targeted conservative groups, President Obama professed outrage, and pledged to work “hand in hand” with Congress to learn the truth behind the scandal …

This is a lie similar to the one told by O.J. Simpson nearly 20 years ago when he promised to “find the killer and bring him to justice!”

What we do have is a criminal cover up of epic proportions. Conveniently missing emails from central figures in the investigation, “recycled hard drives” and a deliberate attempt to supress the truth by the Obama administration …

Leading Rep. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to say that Obama is incapable of conducting a “serious and unbiased investigation” into the IRS targeting scandal and subsequent cover up.

One new man in Yeshua is what we need

June 9, 2014

By Asher Intrater

There is a profound mystery throughout the Scriptures in the relationship between Israel and the Nations. The covenant of God started with Noah for all the nations, and then was transferred to Israel through Shem and Abraham. Abraham himself lived in Ur of the Chaldeans (ancient Iraq) and immigrated to the land of Canaan. Abraham’s calling was to bless the nations of the earth, and they were to bless his family in return (Genesis 12:3).

Jacob was born in the land of Canaan but was “exiled” to his uncle Laban in Syria. Joseph was rejected by his brothers and spent his life as a leader of the Egyptians. Moses was born and raised in Egypt as an Egyptian prince. Then he led the Israelites (and a mixed multitude of Gentiles) out into the wilderness, where he established the Levitical priesthood, which distinguished Israel from the Nations.

Joshua conquered the land, and then David and Solomon established the kingdom. The nation was exiled to Assyria (722 BC) and Babylon (586 BC), and re-gathered afterwards to restore Jerusalem (516 BC). They were conquered by the Greeks (330 BC) and Romans (63 BC), and then exiled to the Nations again (70 AD) a generation after Yeshua’s resurrection. The modern re-gathering started in 1881 with national independence in 1948, after almost 2000 years of exile.

The theme of scattering and re-gathering (exile and redemption – in Hebrew “Galut” and “Geulah“), is as central to the Jewish view of the kingdom (Matthew 1:17) as the death and resurrection of Yeshua is central to the Christian view of salvation. The two ideas are over-lapped in the plan of God (e.g. 2 days equaling 2 thousand years). The prophets saw the resurrection of the dead and the re-gathering of Israel as a unified event (Ezekiel 37).

Rahab and Ruth, Gentile women, gave birth to the seed of the Jewish messiah (Matthew 1:5). Jonah, the nationalist prophet (II Kings 14) was sent against his will on a mission to Assyria. Paul (Shaul), an ultra-Orthodox rabbi became the founder of the Gentile Church. He wrote of this mystery (Ephesians 2:11-3:6), and called the Gentile believers to be grafted back in to Israel (Romans 11:17-25).

Jew and Gentile

The mystery of Jew and Gentile continues all the way into the book of Revelation, where there are the 144,000 from the tribes of Israel (Revelation 7:4) alongside the uncountable multitude of every nation (Revelation 7:9). Even heavenly Jerusalem contains the names of the tribes of Israel written on its gates (21:12).

The word “Goy” in Hebrew has two meanings: one positive (nation, people), and one negative (gentile, pagan). When a “Goy” receives the Jewish Messiah by the New Covenant, he remains a member of his own people group, but is no longer a pagan. [I prefer to describe the “Gentile” Church (ecclesia) as “international” instead of “Gentile” to avoid this misunderstanding.]

The mystery of Israel and the Nations is eternally profound (Romans 11:33). The dynamic relationship between the two is as foundational as that between man and woman, or between heaven and earth. There is a spiritual equilibrium between the two, like the positive-negative balance in electrical poles or a chemical equation.

Perhaps this mystery is connected to the very nature of Yeshua Himself, who is both the son of God and the son of David; both the king of Israel and head of the Church. His dual nature is reflected in the duality of the relationship between Israel and the Nations.


 

Our dangerous administration

June 5, 2014
Gingrich Productions

The Three B’s of Defeat

The Three B’s of DefeatThe third “B” in the collapse of our national security system and the State Department hit this week.

The release of five very high-value terrorist leaders as a swap for one U.S. serviceman was the third strike against the Obama administration’s policy of defeat, dishonesty and self-delusion.

Newt Gingrich Podcast

When Congress starts investigating the Bergdahl case it must broaden the analysis to look at the common patterns which connect it to the administration’s approach on two other national security questions: Boko Haram and Benghazi.

The first was Hillary Clinton’s State Department’s decision from 2011 to 2013 to reject requests by the FBI, CIA, Justice Department and many congressmen and senators on both sides of the aisle to list Nigeria’s Boko Haram as a terrorist organization.

Well before Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls from a school in northern Nigeria in April, the State Department’s arguments for keeping the Nigerian extremist group off the list were almost exactly the arguments used to distort what happened in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, and to justify releasing five extraordinarily dangerous Taliban leaders.

Boko Haram, we were told, was a local organization without aspirations to international terrorism. This assessment required us to ignore the fact that Boko Haram’s first base camp in northern Nigeria was called “Afghanistan” in honor of the Taliban. It required us to ignore the fact that the group burned Christian churches on Christmas Day. It required us to ignore the fact that members of Boko Haram went to Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan for training. None of this, self-delusional “experts” in the State Department assured us, meant that Boko Haram was a “real” terrorist organization.

Then in 2012 came riots in Cairo and Benghazi, among other places in the Muslim world. These were not caused by vicious, anti-American religious extremists, the experts assured us — that would have violated the State Department ethos of appeasing others and blaming ourselves — but by a YouTube video. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton eventually went so far as to disavow the content of the video on behalf of the American people.

Just as the apology machine began to run at full speed, blaming the obscure filmmaker and absolving the mob of its permanent willingness to attack the United States for any reason, along came the attack that killed the American ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi.

The self-deluding national security machine lied to the entire country and denied what really happened at Benghazi. The driving force in the lies was the Clinton State Department, which specifically asked for the intelligence community analysis to be changed.

Now we have the most disastrous of the three “B’s”: Bergdahl.

While we can be glad an American soldier has been returned from captivity, the release of five senior enemy commanders is a defeat of the first order. Taliban leader Mullah Omar declared the swap a great victory. The Taliban got everything it asked for. This swap was a surrender, not a negotiation.

It’s likely that the five Taliban leaders will all go into action immediately. The notion that their presence in Qatar restricts them is just one more example of self-delusion and dishonesty by the State Department. Both the Treasury and the State Department have identified Qatar as a hot bed of fundraising for radical Islamists. The Qataris have consistently meddled in Middle Eastern countries on the side of radicals and against the U.S.

The return of the senior Taliban commanders is as big a defeat as America has suffered in a very long time.

Who knows how many will die when these five leaders resume their war against the West?

President Barack Obama released the five Taliban leaders without ever consulting his Afghan “allies,” who must feel very threatened between the previous week’s announcement by the president of an arbitrary American withdrawal date and now the unilateral release of five of their mortal enemies.

The Left’s selfishness, self-centeredness and duplicity abandons allies when they become “inconvenient.”

Obama’s foreign policy successes seem to come at enormous cost to other people.

The president’s argument that we simply had to cut a deal for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because of his health goes against the American experience in every recent war. In Vietnam, many American prisoners of war were held longer than Bergdahl and 114 died in captivity. In the Korean War, more than 7,100 Americans became prisoners of war and just over 2,700 are known to have died in captivity.

What President Obama really did this week is to guarantee a much lower military interest in risking life and limb to take high-value prisoners alive given that there is now a possibility that they will released in the future. Instead, missions will be more focused on killing than capturing these targets.

The Obama team clearly believed that chanting “We Don’t Leave Americans Behind” would be a winning argument. Every spokesperson for the administration repeated the line. Susan Rice, now national security adviser, replayed her post-Benghazi role of going on Sunday shows and either misleading or lying to the American people, claiming that this was “a joyous day.”

One final example of the Left’s passion for self-delusion and dishonesty.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel asserted that we never negotiated with the Taliban. Other administration figures took up that claim.

It is so pathetic a lie it is hard to understand how he could say it with a straight face.

The claim is that the Qataris talked to the Taliban.

In this case, of course, the Qataris were our agents and were negotiating for us. But we are asked to indulge the deceit.

The State Department may be the second-most urgent reform target after Veterans Affairs. Congress should link together the three “B’s” and understand that we are faced with delusion across our national security apparatus.

Your Friend,
New

Time to act is now

June 5, 2014

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Over the past 72 hours, one of the worst Obama acts of TREASON has unfolded before our eyes as Obama freed the “Gitmo Five” terrorists in exchange for a low-level sergeant who likely deserted his platoon.

Drudge has a dozen stories up right now on this.

Fox News has been exposing the travesty of Obama’s actions by the hour.

Our own Liberty News has posted story after story exposing this latest Obama betrayal — and hundreds of thousands have read our posts!

BUT WE SIMPLY AREN’T GENERATING A  STRONG ENOUGH RESPONSE FROM THE GRASSFIRE TEAM TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST OBAMA’S “GITMO FIVE” BETRAYAL!

+ + Obama’s Intellectual “Waterboarding”

It’s as if Obama’s constant intellectual “water boarding” of lies and attacks has caused many to give up the hope of even fighting back.

I’m thrilled that you are one of the small fraction of Grassfire friends have signed our Impeach Obama petition. Now I need your help to LIGHT A FIRE ON THIS ISSUE!

Here are a few simple actions you can take TODAY:

Action #1 — Fax Congress Now Demanding A Full Investigation, And Beat The Drum For Impeachment.

More and more experts are saying this latest Obama betrayal definitely rises to an impeachable offense — a “high crime and misdemeanor.” If you agree, then fax your Senators, your Rep and key members of Congress right now by going here:

https://grassrootsaction.com/201120/offer.asp