The Impossible Story Of The Jews

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“Depart and go up from here, you and the people
whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt,
to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
saying ‘To your descendants I will give it.’
And I will send my Angel before you,
and I WILL DRIVE OUT the Canaanite and the Amorite
and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.”
Exodus 33:1-2

At this point God had brought the Israelites out of Egypt and they were travelling in the wilderness, on their journey to the promised land. God told Moses that HE would drive out the inhabitants of that land, because he was giving that land to the Israelites.

That was more than 3,000 years ago. Consider the fact that of all those peoples, only the Israelites, (the Jews) remain to this day.

If I had no other reason to believe, the story of Israel alone would be enough to establish my faith.

God took a people thousands of years ago, choosing this people for two reasons:

1. Through their story, God teaches us about himself and about his dealings with mankind.

“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning…”
Romans 15:4

2. It is through this people Israel, that God would sent the Messiah, Jesus Christ, to make an atonement for man’s sins.

That this people alone has survived all these thousands of years is truly miraculous. When was the last time you saw an Amorite or a Perizzite? You haven’t – because they no longer exist. They either died off through wars, or they were assimilated into nations that conquered them. Either way, they disappeared from history. They no longer exist as a people.

The Jews on the other hand, who were contemporary with them, are still with us and the Israel story goes on. Throughout the years of history, Satan has done all in his power to destroy them, because he knows very well their story. Satan knows that the Messiah comes through the Jewish people, and Satan knows that in the last days, that same Messiah will return and that will be the end of Satan’s story. Satan’s fate is the Lake of Fire, therefore he struggles to destroy the Jews so that that day can’t come.

The plots of the destruction of the Jews have continued throughout history. When Moses was born, Satan caused the Pharoah to command that all Jewish babies be murdered, and there was a great slaughter throughout the land of Egypt. Moses was spared because he was found in a basket by Pharoah’s daughter, and he was such a beautiful child that she took him and raised him herself. Had Moses not been spared, the Israel story would have ended.

Later, when the day came for the Messiah to be born, Satan caused Herod to kill all the male children two years old and under. Jesus was not murdered because God spoke to Joseph to take Mary and the child and flee to Egypt until Herod’s death.

The Jews have been the object of Satan’s wrath throughout history. In the 7th century, Satan raised up a man called Mohammed, who would forever try to destroy the Jews. Later, the church of Rome would persecute the Jews through the Inquisitions and the Crusades. In more recent times, Satan raised up a man named Hitler, who was determined to destroy all the Jews from the face of the earth. He succeeded in slaughtering six million of them, but he didn’t get them all. And currently -the Muslims have proclaimed very publicly, very loudly, and very clearly that they intend to finish the job, in the horrific rise of Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Fatah, and Hezbollah, all Muslim peoples who are determined to destroy them. In fact, right now they have tiny Israel surrounded. And currently, Israel’s greatest enemy is Iran, who is behind many of the terrorist groups, and who will be destroyed, along with Russia in the Exekiel 38 war which God himself will settle.

Well …the Jebusites are gone, the Hittites are gone, Pharoah, Herod, and Hitler are gone.

The Jews remain.

There has never been a people so continuously persecuted and hunted down as the Jewish people. Outside of God preserving them, they would have been destroyed a long time ago. Yet the Jew remains. And not only remains, but the Israelites have been returned to the homeland of their fathers from which they had been scattered for over 2,000 years. The same Jerusalem is their capital. And Hebrew, the language lost throughout those years is once again the language they speak. The land that went barren while they were gone, is once again flowing with milk and honey.

How is this possible?

Outside of God preserving them, it ISN’T.

When you understand the Israel story, all that’s happening in today’s news makes sense. It explains it all. We know where it comes from and where it’s going. We know that the generation seeing Israel back in the land of her fathers is the one trigger that tells us we’re in “the last days.”

What’s next? The great Tribulation through which Israel will be prepared to recognize her Messiah, the one they rejected so long ago.

When the Messiah comes, they will ask:

“What are those wounds in your hands?”
Zechariah 13:6

“…then they will look on me whom they pierced. Yes, they will
mourn for him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for
him as one grieves for a firstborn.
Zechariah 12:10

Right now we’re poised for the rest of the story. All the signs say we’re almost there. This is not a good time to be out of favor with the Lord. The end of the ages is upon us.

 

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Dublin’s Proposed Anti-Israel Boycott Bill

Bad for Ireland, Worse for the Palestinians, Terrible for Everyone

by Lawrence A. Franklin
July 2, 2019

The chief government figure opposing the bill is Foreign Minister Simon Coveney. Coveney argues that Ireland risks its standing in the European Union because the bill is legally unsound. He is correct. A Brussels-based EU trade official warned the Irish government that “the bill would be in contravention of EU competence on trade matters,” as the EU Commercial Treaty demands uniformity in member-state trade policies.

Irish politicians who passed it would likely be regarded as racist, particularly in view of the German Parliament’s recent resolution to designate BDS (the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel) as anti-Semitic.

In addition, there could be “potentially huge losses of US tax benefits for US companies with subsidiaries in Ireland, if the Bill is passed into law. This could potentially lead to major US companies pulling out of Ireland, and for other companies who were considering relocating, to not do so.”

The bill may also may well hurt Ireland’s effort to secure a position on the UN Security Council (UNSC) in the 2020-2021 vote by regional member-states in the General Assembly. Canada and Norway are competing with Ireland for the two seats allotted to the UNSC’s West Europe/North America region.

[The] legislation… will harm the interests of Palestinians — an estimated 30,000 of whom are employed by Israeli businesses in the West Bank… The Ireland Israel Alliance also accuses the bill’s supporters of hypocrisy, and cites their failure to condemn analogous situations in which Irish firms invest in international companies that do business in other occupied territories around the world.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his governing Fine Gael party oppose a bill that would make it a crime for Irish citizens to import or sell anything produced by Israelis in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank). Varadkar may wisely be pressuring politicians who voted in favor of the Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill to examine the possible negative consequences for Ireland’s national interest if the bill becomes law.

The bill, introduced by Irish Senator Frances Black and crafted to impose a prison term of up to five years or a 250,000 euro fine on any Irish citizen who violates it, is now being studied by a joint committee of both houses of the Irish legislature. Varadkar’s party is likely counting on arguments submitted by Irish organizations opposed to the bill to persuade some of its supporters to reconsider their initial vote. In addition, Perhaps Varadkar and Fine Gael will be able to persuade enough of the 14 abstaining senators in the Upper House — where the vote in July 2018 was 25-20 in favor, and in late January 2019 in the Lower House (Dáil) 75-45 in favor — to oppose it.

All of the major opposition parties — the Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and the Independents — back enactment of the legislation. Recently, a group of Irish activists urged Ireland to boycott the 2019 Eurovision song contest, hosted by the Jewish state this year.

One leading supporter of the bill is Gerry Adams, the former head of Ireland’s Sinn Féin, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), which used terrorist tactics to try to force the British out of Northern Ireland. Adams has previously called for the expulsion of Israel’s Ambassador to Ireland for Israel having tried to prevent its border being breached — with the purpose of Israeli soldiers and civilians kidnapped or killed — in violent efforts organized regularly for more a year by the Hamas government of the Gaza Strip.

The chief government figure opposing the bill is Foreign Minister Simon Coveney. Coveney argues that Ireland risks its standing in the European Union because the bill is legally unsound. He is correct. A Brussels-based EU trade official warned the Irish government that “the bill would be in contravention of EU competence on trade matters,” as the EU Commercial Treaty demands uniformity in member-state trade policies. In addition, in a position paper submitted to the Irish Legislature’s Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade by the Ireland Israel Alliance (IIA), the New York-based Lawfare Project claims “draws attention to potentially huge losses of US tax benefits for US companies with subsidiaries in Ireland, if the Bill is passed into law. This could potentially lead to major US companies pulling out of Ireland, and for other companies who were considering relocating, to not do so.”

Irish politicians who passed it would likely be regarded as racist, particularly in view of the German Parliament’s recent resolution to designate BDS (the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel) as anti-Semitic. The bill may also may well hurt Ireland’s effort to secure a position on the UN Security Council (UNSC) in the 2020-2021 vote by regional member-states in the General Assembly. Canada and Norway are competing with Ireland for the two seats allotted to the UNSC’s West Europe/North America region. Dublin may be concerned that the United States and other allies of Israel within the West Europe/North American caucus will mobilize against Ireland in the UNSC vote.

Opponents of the proposed bill are trying to marshal arguments to demonstrate that it will have a negative impact on Ireland’s economic interests.

The Ireland Israel Alliance, with chapters in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, is a prominent pro-Israeli lobby group fighting the bill, on the grounds that the legislation it will harm the interests of Palestinians — an estimated 30,000 of whom are employed by Israeli businesses in the West Bank. The lobby claims that these workers are paid “much higher salaries than they would obtain in the Palestinian Authority.”

The IIA also accuses the bill’s supporters of hypocrisy, and cites their failure to condemn analogous situations in which Irish firms invest in international companies that do business in other occupied territories around the world. In a review in the American Thinker of Martin Blecher’s book, Israeli Settlements: Land Politics Beyond the Geneva Convention, Michael Curtis cites specific examples of the higher moral standard to which Israel is held, in contrast to situations such as Russia’s occupation of Ukrainian Crimea and parts of Georgia and Moldova, Turkey’s occupation of Northern Cyprus and Morocco’s occupation of the Western Sahara.

It is not merely that Israel is held to a higher standard than other countries, however, which makes the above underlying assumption inapplicable. More importantly, the territories occupied in 1967 were taken in a victory over aggressive Arab-state invaders determined to wipe Israel off the map. While the Arab-initiated wars against Israel stem from a collective failure to abide by the 1947 United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine, Britain’s eight-century-long occupation of Ireland, for example, was an effort to integrate into the home country all Irish land — to which the UK had no legal claim – and to erase Irish culture, eradicate Irish religious traditions and suppress Ireland’s language. This may help to explain why the Irish political class identifies with the Palestinians, albeit mistakenly, and lean towards supporting a bill that really is not in Ireland’s interest, the Palestinians’ interest or anyone’s interest.

Dr. Lawrence A. Franklin was the Iran Desk Officer for Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld. He also served on active duty with the U.S. Army and as a Colonel in the Air Force Reserve.

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