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Hezbollah To Open ‘New Front’ In Golan Heights

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Beloved Prayer Warriors ,

we are sending this prayer alert due to the fact that things are becoming increasingly hot on the northern border of Israel and the Golan could become engulfed in the war ! Read the articles and pray accordingly for the Head nation Israel! Pray also for the believers in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Syria 

111228_invadegazaIran has convinced Syria to allow Hezbollah to open a “new front” against Israel in the Golan Heights, the London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Hayat reported Wednesday.

Tehran, seeking to prevent the fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, asked Damascus if Hezbollah could set up a new military front against Israel in the Golan.

“All Arabs and Muslims” are requested to join the fight against Israel, Tehran said, according to Israel Radio.

The report comes a week after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed to respond to Jerusalem’s ostensible aggression against Syria with the help of Syria’s advanced “game-changing” weapons. The next stage, he warned during a speech, would be opening up a front on the Golan Heights.

The Palestinian newspaper al-Quds also reported Wednesday that Tehran had persuaded Damascus “to open the door to jihad” in the Golan Heights in an effort enable Arab and Muslim fighters to unite and confront Israel, so that they’re “ready” if Israel strikes Syria again.

According to unnamed Israeli and American sources, Israeli planes struck sites outside Damascus twice during the first weekend in May, targeting weapons transfers from Iran to Hezbollah. The Syrian regime warned a few days later that it would retaliate immediately to future Israeli attacks on its soil.

The al-Quds website wrote that Iran also discussed the issue with other Arab leaders, namely Jordan’s King Abdullah, who expressed his own “concerns” about the surge of radical Islamist groups, such as the Jabhat al-Nusra, in Syria.

The Lebanese daily al-Akhbar suggested last week that Iran had “reached a final decision” to respond to Israel’s reported strike on Syria by “turning the Golan into a new Fatah-land. The front has become open to Syrians and Palestinians and anyone who wants to fight Israel.”
Earlier this week, the Syrian government announced that it reserves the right to invade the Israeli-held Golan Heights at any time, and accused Jerusalem of violating the terms of the 1974 ceasefire that ended the Yom Kippur War.

During a speech in Damascus, Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi accused Israel of attacking sites near the Syrian capital, allowing rebel groups to operate in the demilitarized zone separating Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights, and letting those groups kidnap UN observers on multiple occasions.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Tuesday in what was described as a bid to prevent Moscow from selling the cutting-edge missile defense system, the S-300, to Damascus. Jerusalem fears that the advanced weaponry could fall into the hands of Hezbollah, Syria’s key ally in neighboring Lebanon.

Prayer Points : HE who watches over Israel does not slumber nor sleep ! Ps.121:4:

Ps.83: Isa.49:1-3: Isa.41:8-13

Prophetic Declaration Over Israel

He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2 Kings:6:16

Pray in the Spirit and with understanding

 

We thank you very much for praying, may you and your families be blessed as you bless us by your prayers

“For Sion sake, I will not keep silent “

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Iran confident of war with Israel

Sunday, September 23, 2012 | Ryan Jones – israeltoday.co.il

Iran confident of war with IsraelOne of Iran’s top military leaders on Saturday said he is confident war with Israel is coming, and that the conflict will end with the obliteration of the Jewish state.

“War will happen but it is not clear where and when,” Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari told reporters.

Jafari insisted that Israel sees no way besides war to confront what it claims is Iran’s quest to attain nuclear weapons.

The “stigma and cancerous tumor” that is Israel seeks to wage a war, but should be restrained by the West lest it face destruction, stated Jafari.

While Iranian officials like Jafari maintain that the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program is peaceful in nature, the general hinted that it does in fact have a nuclear arms program.

“The Islamic Revolution is moving hastily towards achieving its objectives,” Iranian media quoted the general as saying. There is also no way Iran could physically obliterate Israel besides using nuclear weapons, considering the distance between the two nations.

Meanwhile, the US Senate on Saturday passed a resolution reaffirming America’s commitment to preventing Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, and insisting that a policy of containing a nuclear-capable Iran is not acceptable.

Passed by a vote of 90-1, the resolution also stressed that it was not an approval for military action against Iran, something many Israeli leaders say is the only viable option remaining.

 
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Posted by on 24. September 2012 in Iran, Israel, Nuclear, War

 

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In God We Trust

With regional threats against the Jewish state mounting, Israel Today commissioned a pre-holiday survey to find out how Israelis are dealing with the situation, and to whom they are looking for deliverance – God, the IDF, or America. We also found that Iran is not the only threat Israelis are concerned with…

Friday, September 14, 2012 | Ryan Jones – israeltoday.co.il

Once, long ago, the people of Israel were admonished not to put their trust in horses or chariots or foreign powers when facing threats to their nation.

“Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel…” Isaiah 31:1

It would seem that as the threats to modern Israel increase, the people are heeding that warning, whether consciously or not. A poll commissioned by Israel Today and carried out by survey company Dialogue among a sampling of 501 Israeli Jews aged 18-65 found that a solid majority are looking to God, and God-fearing allies, to bring deliverance.

The results of this survey will be published in the upcoming issue of Israel Today Magazine.

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Posted by on 14. September 2012 in Bible, IDF, Iran, Israel, Jew, YHVH

 

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Israel to West: Follow Canada’s lead

Israel enormously encouraged by Canada’s decision to sever ties with Iran over its defiant nuclear program; Netanyahu: If more countries did the same, Iran might be stopped

Monday, September 10, 2012 | Ryan Jones – israeltoday.co.il

Israel this week loudly praised Canada’s decision to cut ties with Iran over its defiant nuclear program. Jerusalem insisted that the only way to prevent armed conflict in the region is for the rest of the West to similarly get a lot more serious about halting the Islamic Republic’s quest to attain nuclear weapons.

“I would like to congratulate Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for taking a daring and moral step…and thereby sending a principled and important message to the entire world,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Sunday’s cabinet meeting. “I call on the entire international community, or at least on its responsible members, to follow in Canada’s determined path and set Iran moral and practical red lines, lines that will stop its race to achieve nuclear weapons.”

Hours later, an Israeli cabinet minister told Channel 2 News that Canada’s decision to close its Tehran embassy had significantly lessened Israel’s feeling that it must act alone against Iran. Israelis today believe that most of the West is either resigned to the idea of Iran attaining nuclear weapons, or is too weak to do anything about it. But if more nations follow Canada in truly isolating the Iranian regime, Israel will not feel so desperate as it determines what to do about the threat, suggested the unnamed minister.

In an interview with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Netanyahu said he was in talks with the United States to set red lines of its own for Iran. But later in the day, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blunted hopes that Canada’s example would spark a broader international reaction by insisting that the Obama Administration would “not set deadlines” for Iran’s compliance.

“We’re convinced that we have more time to focus on sanctions,” said Clinton.

US presidential challenger Mitt Romney used the opportunity to lay into Obama:

“The president has not drawn us further away from a nuclear Iran and in fact Iran is closer to having nuclear capability than when he took office. This is the greatest failure of his foreign policy,” Romney told NBC’s “Meet the Press,” adding, “In the words of [Israeli] Prime Minister Netanyahu, ‘Iran has not changed its nuclear course one iota by virtue of this president’s policies.’ And that’s something I intend to change.”

Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met in Tehran with Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar, telling his guest that the “arrogant powers and enemies are trying to manage the developments in the region so as to save the Zionist regime [from destruction].”

 
 

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Why Israel is so anxious over Iran

The IAEA recently backed up Israel’s suspicions that Iran is racing toward a nuclear bomb, but the world continues to insist on more talks, much as it did with North Korea

Tuesday, September 04, 2012 | Ryan Jones – http://www.israeltoday.co.il

A growing number of Israeli and American commentators are accusing the Israeli government of exaggerating the Iranian threat, or at least of pushing the international community into a premature or unnecessary conflict with Iran.

But just last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a report that very much legitimized Israel’s concerns and sense of urgency.

In the report, the IAEA noted that Iran has now installed no fewer than 2,140 centrifuges at its main underground uranium enrichment facility, giving it the ability to produce 200 kilograms (about 440 pounds) of weapons-grade uranium each year.

A bit of math reveals that given its current stockpile of enriched uranium, Iran only needs another 50 kilograms to build its first nuclear warhead. In other words, the Islamic Republic could potentially test its first nuclear bomb within three months.

These advancements have occurred in spite of a decade of international negotiations and sanctions.

And to those who continue to insist that Iran’s nuclear program is purely peaceful, the IAEA would seem to disagree.

“The Agency has become increasingly concerned about the possible existence in Iran of undisclosed nuclear related activities related to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile,” read the IAEA report.

These public revelations of what Israel has been saying all along are concerning to Israel for two reasons:

  1. For years the international community dragged its feet and responded only with half-hearted talks and sanctions to North Korea’s nuclear program, despite repeatedly promising to prevent Pyongyang from going nuclear. In 2006, North Korea tested its first nuclear bomb, and it was then too late for anyone to do anything about it.
  2. In 2007, the Obama Administration commissioned a national intelligence report that all but insisted that Iran had halted its nuclear weapons program years earlier, with no intention of restarting it. Either American intelligence is less capable than the sleuthing skills of the IAEA, or the White House was deliberately trying to downplay what could be a very real existential threat to the Jewish state.
 
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Posted by on 4. September 2012 in Atomic weapon, IAEA, Iran, Israel, Middleeast, USA

 

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Russian Chess in the Middle East – Part IV

This is the last of a four-part series on Russian maneuvering in the Middle East, and how it affects Israel. If you have not done so already, we recommend first reading Russian Chess in the Middle East – Part IRussian Chess in the Middle East – Part II and Russian Chess in the Middle East – Part III

“The discrepancy of approaches [in Russia’s dealings with Israel] is explained by the split inside the Kremlin,” said Zvi Magen, an expert specializing in Russia’s foreign policy at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). “The government is divided into those who call for tighter cooperation with the Islamic states (like Syria and Iran), and those – the so-called mainstream – who advocate good ties with all the regional players as part and parcel of Russia’s multi-vector foreign policy,” he argued.

As the Middle East once again becomes a ground for a US-Russian confrontation, Moscow views Syria and Iran as its last frontier, the fall of which would hurt Russia’s national interests and undermine any hope of restoring its past glory as a superpower.

That’s why, according to Magen, Russia is clinging not to the regime of Assad but rather to Syria as a strategically important location. “Determined to maintain its positions in the region, Moscow is willing to hold talks with all the parties to the conflict, be it the government or the opposition, while trying to reach a consensus with the West,” he explained.

Addressing the potential split of Syria, Magen is certain that if it does take place, Russia will try to establish ties with the various resulting cantons to promote its interests.

When it comes to Iran, Magen thinks that Moscow will not want to see a nuclear Iran at her borders because that would enable Iran to “…leverage nuclear weapons to position itself as a superpower with all of the geopolitical ramifications this has for the region, including damage to Russia’s standing.”

Additionally, an atomic bomb in the hands of the Islamic Republic could trigger a regional arms race, which would destabilize international security.

Nevertheless, the pundit believes Moscow has an interest in keeping Iran’s anti-American regime in power to use it as a “bargaining chip” in its negotiations with Washington.

Perhaps this is the reason behind the Kremlin’s growing concern with the economic sanctions that have been imposed on Iran since 2006. “The regime of US and EU sanctions could finally topple the government in Tehran, depriving Russia of an ally in its anti-western bloc. That’s why Russia is actively mediating between the West and Iran, trying to find a way out of the stalemate,” argued Magen.

Commenting on the Israel-Russia ties, Magen, who served as Israel’s ambassador to Russia in the late 1990s, argued that the two states have much in common.

“First of all, there is a natural affinity due to the strong spiritual, historic, cultural and political ties, coupled with impressive bilateral trade that was primarily achieved thanks to Israel’s big Russian-speaking community that bridges between the countries,” he argued.

Moreover, following the upheavals in the Arab world, Russia and Israel found themselves in the same boat, facing a common challenge: radical Islam. Combined with a looming Turkish threat — as Ankara ‘bares its teeth’ to Moscow and Jerusalem amid attempts to pursue its hegemonic ambitions — the two countries seem willing to consider closer ties on security, military and strategic levels.

“Even though Israel is indeed considered to be the client of the US, and it seems unlikely that the Jewish state would be willing to turn its back on Washington in favor of Moscow, one can’t exclude the possibility that Israel might be interested in adding Russia to its circle of allies as part of Israel’s own multi-vector foreign policy,” concluded Magen.

 
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Posted by on 3. September 2012 in Arab, Iran, Islam, Israel, Middleeast, Muslim, Politic, Putin, Russia, Syria, USA

 

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PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting

From twitter: Read PM #Netanyahu‘s Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meetinghttp://bit.ly/O4z5QP  #Israel #Iran #economy#paralympics

02/09/2012

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Following are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting today:

“Last week, the representatives of 120 countries gathered in Tehran. They heard contemptuous, anti-Semitic remarks by the ruler of Iran, and this was in continuation of his statements about the destruction of Israel. Nobody stood up. Nobody left the hall. This is worse given the IAEA report that was published over the weekend. The report confirms what we have been saying for some time – while the international sanctions are indeed making things difficult for the Iranian economy, they are not delaying the progress of the Iranian nuclear project.

The Iranians are using the talks with the major powers to gain time in order to advance their nuclear project. I believe that the truth must be told – the international community is not setting Iran a clear red line and Iran does not see international determination to stop its nuclear project. Until Iran sees a clear red line and such determination, it will not stop the progress of its nuclear project – and Iran must not be allowed to have nuclear weapons.

On the economic front, I would like to say that the world is still in a continuing economic crisis, the worst to strike the global economy in 80 years. These conditions are making it difficult for the citizens of all countries, especially the developed countries, and are also making things difficult for Israelis. We are obliged to tighten our belt in order to maintain the Israeli economy. This is not easy, this entails difficulties for citizens and I know this. But alongside these difficulties, which have been created as a result of the global crisis, we are also doing things. This week, the law on free education from age 3 took effect, which is saving at least NIS 800 per child per month. This is alongside the income tax credit points, the reform in the cellular phone market, and free dental care for children up to age 12. All of these, and other steps, are saving money for many citizens. In my view, it is more important than anything that we maintain Israelis’ jobs; it must be understood that this is the most social thing.

Last week, the Central Bureau of Statistics published the unemployment data for last month. They stand at 6.5% — this is lower than the unemployment rate in the US, Europe and almost every other developed state. We will continue to maintain the economy and we will continue to maintain Israelis’ jobs and will even work to create additional jobs.

Today, the Cabinet will hear a review by Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan on the important actions being taken to improve the environment – I can say the quality of life – and advance the green revolution in Israel.

We will also hear a review by Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch and Israel Police Inspector-General Yohanan Danino on the many actions being taken to lower the crime rate in Israel. There are optimistic data in this regard and it is important that we hear them. We also give our backing to the continuation of these actions.

Lastly, I would like to congratulate the Israeli athletes who won three bronze medals at the Paralympics over the weekend. These are bronze medals; for us they are all gold and we are very, very proud of our athletes and we salute them. You can watch them live.

Thank you.”

 
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Posted by on 2. September 2012 in Iran, Israel, Jerusalem, Middleeast, Netanyahu, Politic

 

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