Did YHVH's protective "Omen" come back to Israel when the Jews returned to their ancient land in 1948?

The Israel Omen “Dividing the Land” Blog powerfully reports a series of historically destructive events since 1991 to current, connected by a common thread: warnings found in Ancient Hebrew prophetic Scripture that Israel was not to be divided. Are these events the telling signs of an ancient Divine Omen, the same omen ignored by the Egyptians 3,500 years ago as Moses was leading the children of Israel out of Egypt by YHVH's mighty hand?

This Blog presents strong evidences that the "Four Horns" foretold in Zechariah 1:18-21 to be scattering Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem are the four nations of the "Quartet"!

As the nations of the world gather to remove the Jew from YHVH's promised Holy Land, the international group dubbed the Quartet is leading the effort. And, the same prophetic Scripture warns of YHVH's judgment against those nations attempting to divide Israel. Your view of current events might never be the same!

The Israel Omen website and Book by David Brennan

Friday, 27 May 2011

27/5/11 - Abbas to push Palestinian unity government to accept Quartet demands

Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad AP 10.9.2010

Obama has stressed that recent Fatah-Hamas reconciliation raises profound and legitimate questions for Israel as Hamas does not recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Sources close to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he will seek to form a government of technocrats by mid-June which will accept the demands of the Quartet, including recognition of Israel.
The sources said that Abbas also appears determined to see Salam Fayyad appointed as prime minister on the unity government, despite widespread objection, as he believes that without Fayyad, the international criticism he has received because of the reconciliation agreement with Hamas cannot be countered.
Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad attending Eid el Fitr prayers in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sept. 10, 2010.

The sources believe that Hamas will ultimately agree to the appointment.
United States President Barack Obama has reiterated that the recent Fatah-Hamas reconciliation raises profound and legitimate questions for Israel.

In his Middle East speech last week, Obama said that "Palestinian leaders will not achieve peace or prosperity if Hamas insists on a path of terror and rejection. And Palestinians will never realize their independence by denying the right of Israel to exist."

In his speech, Obama urged Israelis and Palestinians to renew peace talks, but stressed that the Palestinians' efforts to delegitimize Israel will fail, and rejected the Palestinian initiative to attain recognition in the United Nations.
Abbas welcomed Obama's efforts to renew talks with Israel that collapsed last year but said on Wednesday after a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy that Israel was offering "nothing we can build on" for peace and that without progress he would push for UN recognition of Palestinian statehood in September.

27/5/11 - Why Israel mustn't withdraw to its pre '67 borders line

Why is it importaint for Israel to keep control over it's current broders?

Thursday, 26 May 2011

26/5/11 - Powerful storms pound several central US states

PIEDMONT, Okla. – In storm-weary middle America, many people counted themselves lucky Thursday after powerful storms swept through the region for the third time in four days but apparently claimed no lives.
Dozens of people were injured, mobile homes were flipped and roofs were torn off houses when tornadoes and thunderstorms hit Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and other states Wednesday evening.
Early Thursday, forecasters withdrew a slew of tornado watches in the South and said the heavy weather that pounded the Midwest in recent days had finally receded. Nevertheless, violent storms could not be ruled out elsewhere.

In southern Indiana, residents used flashlights to check on their homes, barns and neighbors near Bloomington after powerful winds overturned two mobile homes. Crews worked overnight to clear uprooted trees and downed power lines after a tornado touched down in a mostly rural area about 25 miles south, near Bedford.
Authorities began assessing the storm damage after daybreak, tallying up the number of homes damaged and destroyed. More than a dozen people were injured, including several children, but those living in the most affected areas said they were relieved no one was killed.

Brad Taylor, who lives in a mobile home park near Bloomington where one trailer was toppled and another was destroyed, said he, his wife and their two children rode out the storm by hiding in a closet. The trailer lost some siding and a window was blown out, but it was still standing.
"I'm just thankful everybody's alive," Taylor said.

A neighbor, 19-year-old Brandon Arthur, said he has never been so scared.
"All I know is the power went out, the trailer started shaking and I looked out the window and there was green lightning," said Arthur, whose trailer survived except for its wooden deck.

Marie Mason, who owns the trailer park with her ex-husband, Sam Mason, looked bewildered as she sifted through the debris of his trailer for a cell phone. She wanted to call him in the Philippines to tell him what happened. Moments later, neighbors found his dog dead in a nearby field, and she knelt over the animal and cried.

Her son was bruised and bloodied by the storm, but was treated at a hospital and would be all right, she said.
"The good thing is everybody's here to talk about it," Marie Mason said. "I've got a lot to be grateful for. Things can be replaced. People can't."
Wednesday's storms followed a deadly outbreak of violent weather a day earlier in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas that killed at least 16 people, including a 3-year-old Oklahoma boy whose body was found along a lakeshore near his home Thursday. On Sunday, the nation's deadliest single tornado since the National Weather Service started keeping records in 1950 killed 125 in the southwest Missouri city of Joplin.
The weather service canceled tornado watches and warnings for most of Mississippi, northwestern Alabama and central Kentucky on Thursday. Jared Guyer, a forecaster at the NOAA National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center, in Norman, Okla., said the situation had calmed to a "relative lull."
"We don't have any existing watches," Guyer said Thursday. "There is a severe threat, but not on the magnitude of the last few days."

He said the Appalachians, parts of the Southeastern U.S., and the upper Ohio Valley into the northeastern U.S. remained at "severe risk."

A tornado damaged several homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the central Missouri city of Sedalia, causing minor injuries to as many as 25 people. Officials said most of the injured were able to get themselves to the hospital for treatment.

"Considering the destruction that occurred in Joplin — being that we're in tornado alley and Sedalia has historically been hit by tornadoes in the past — I think people heeded that warning," Pettis County Sheriff Kevin Bond said. "And so, I think that helped tremendously."
Sedalia ended its school year several days early because the school buses were damaged.
Sean McCabe was rushing to the basement of his mother's home in Sedalia when the tornado struck and shoved him down the final flight of steps. The 30-year-old suffered scrapes and cuts on his hands, wrists, back and feet. He said neighbors and firefighters helped him get out.
Most of the roof was ripped off the house, which was among the more heavily damaged homes in the area. McCabe, who has a service dog for epilepsy, said both his family's dogs survived, including one found muddy and wet about a block away.

Elsewhere in the hard-hit neighborhood, law officers stood on corners and electrical crews worked on power lines. Numerous trees were down, and tarps were covering some houses while others were missing chunks of their roofs. People were cleaning debris and sifting through belongings.
Heavy rain, hail and lightning pounded Memphis on Wednesday night as a tornado warning sounded. There were no confirmed reports of tornadoes touching down.

Elsewhere in Tennessee, strong winds from thunderstorms damage homes and wrecked a convenience store in Smithville, about 55 miles east of Nashville. The Rutherford County emergency management director reported a possible tornado southeast of Murfreesboro just before midnight.
In Illinois, strong winds, rain and at least four possible tornadoes knocked down power lines and damaged at least one home and a number of farm buildings across the central and eastern parts of the state.
"Mostly it was shingles off roofs and garages," said Illinois Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Patti Thompson.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

25/65/11 - Obama confident of Mideast two-state solution

LONDON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he believed a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine was achievable but urged the Palestinians to talk to Israel over statehood rather than seeking U.N. recognition.

"My goal, as I set out in a speech I gave last week, is a Jewish state of Israel that is safe and secure and recognized by its neighbors and a sovereign state of Palestine in which the Palestinian people are able to determine their own fate and their own future," Obama told a news conference in London.
"I am confident that can be achieved."

During the joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Obama added: "For the Palestinians to take the United Nations route rather than the path of sitting down and talking with the Israelis is a mistake."

Palestinians will seek recognition as a U.N. member-state at the world body's general assembly in September, a senior Palestinian official said on Saturday.

Obama said Islamist group Hamas, which has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007, had to recognize Israel's right to exist and abandon its strategy of violence for the peace process to succeed.
"It is very difficult for Israelis to sit across the table and negotiate with a party that is denying their right to exist and has not renounced the right to send missiles and rockets into your territory," he said.
"I don't want the Palestinians to forget that they have obligations as well and they are going to have to resolve, in a credible way, the meaning of this agreement between Fatah and Hamas if we are to have any prospect of peace moving forward."

Obama was referring to a recent powersharing deal between Hamas and the Fatah faction of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, which runs the West Bank.

Britain this month welcomed the deal brokered by Egypt to end the four-year feud between Hamas and Fatah, and, speaking alongside Obama, Cameron offered a more nuanced view.
"We don't believe the time for making a decision about the U.N. resolution (on Palestinian statehood) -- there even isn't one there at the moment -- is right yet.

"We want to discuss this within the European Union and try and maximize the leverage and pressure that the European Union can bring frankly on both sides to get this vital process moving," Cameron told reporters.
He said unified Hamas and Fatah had to "accept some of what the people they are going to negotiate with desperately need."

"That, in the end, is why the peace process in Northern Ireland was successful because both sides had some understanding of what the other side needed for some dignity and some peace."
(Writing by Olesya Dmitracova; Editing by Maria Golovnina)

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

24/5/11 - Palestinian Statehood Vote Looms Over U.S.-Israel Rift

Though Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly clashed with President Barack Obama on Friday and held firm in his stance Monday night, the Israeli leader still needs American help on a looming test: a proposed United Nations vote on a resolution to recognize Palestinian statehood.
Palestinian construction workers building a home in a Jewish settlement in the disputed West Bank on Monday.
The vote at September's U.N. General Assembly would be mostly symbolic, and carry little legal weight. But passage—which is expected if the resolution proceeds to a vote—would be a visible show of Israel's isolation on the international stage.

It could also undercut the dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace process—a focus of Mr. Obama's foreign policy—by removing the promise of statehood as a motivating force. And it would give the Palestinians more leverage if talks do resume.
Mr. Netanyahu told Mr. Obama, in front of the media in the Oval Office on Friday, that the president's call for peace talks based on Israel's borders before it gained new territory in 1967, with negotiated land swaps, was a nonstarter.

The Israeli leader, a day after Mr. Obama set out his position in a major speech on the Mideast, said such a retreat would jeopardize Israel's ability to defend itself.
Benjamin Netanyahu arrived to speak at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference Monday night.
Mr. Netanyahu reiterated his position Monday night.
"We can only make peace with the Palestinians if they're prepared to make peace with a Jewish state," Mr. Netanyahu told a gathering in Washington of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the U.S.'s most powerful pro-Israel lobby. "Israel can not return to the indefensible 1967 lines."

Mr. Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress Tuesday in which he said he'll outline the steps for a final agreement to end the Arab-Israel conflict. But the Israeli prime minister offered little indication that he'd advance any major new outreach to the Palestinians or give ground on the core issues of the dispute—Israel's borders, the status of Jerusalem or the future of Palestinian refugees.

"I intend to speak the unvarnished truth. Because now, more than ever, we need to speak with clarity," Mr. Netanyahu said to standing ovations, and a few hecklers. "Events in the region are opening people's eyes to a simple truth: The problems of the region are not rooted in Israel."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that the Jewish state would never withdraw to the "indefensible" 1967 border, revisiting an ongoing spat over the issue with U.S. President Barack Obama. Video courtesy of AFP.
Leading Democrats and Republicans who also spoke at the conference Monday appeared to side with Mr. Netanyahu in his policy dispute with Mr. Obama. "No one should set premature parameters about borders, buildings or anything else," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.). "A peace process can happen only when both sides seek peace."

Mr. Netanyahu's stance and combative tone have won praise from his hard-line political supporters in Israel, who had been unnerved by a speech this month in which Mr. Netanyahu articulated a more moderate view of a peace settlement. Many in Israel, who see the wave of Arab revolutions empowering new parties hostile to their country, say now isn't the time for concessions.

Yet as Mr. Obama began a six-day European tour Monday, some critics said Mr. Netanyahu's aggressive stance could undermine the Obama administration's efforts to lobby European leaders to vote against Palestinian statehood.

"There is panic in Israeli government political circles about the U.N. resolution in September and the U.N. is an arena where Israel has almost zero influence," said Yossi Alpher, a former Mossad officer who was an adviser to ex-Prime Minister Ehud Barak. "Netanyahu and his aides have got to be saying to themselves, 'Can I depend on American support after lecturing the U.S. president in the Oval Office?' "
Meanwhile, a prime force behind the West Bank's economic reforms and the U.N. vote, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, suffered a minor heart attack Monday in Texas. The University of Texas-trained economist, who was on a private visit, was in good condition after a procedure and should leave the hospital within days, hospital officials said.
While the U.S. and European backers of a negotiated settlement support a solution in which separate Israeli and Palestinian states coexist, many European nations are on the fence about whether to support Palestinian statehood at the U.N.
Europe has traditionally been supportive of Israel, which would make a snub of Israel at the U.N. particularly embarrassing. Israeli officials hope that if the Europeans and other Western democracies vote against statehood, the resolution will have less heft, even if it passes. "That way it will be just another piece of U.N. paper," said a senior Israeli official. Israeli officials, however, say they face an uphill diplomatic struggle and believe that most European countries appear to be leaning toward supporting the resolution.
The friction with the U.S. didn't help the cause. Senior U.S. officials said Mr. Obama was aware his statement would cause friction with the Israeli leader. The officials said he was tough on Israel—showing a commitment to peace talks and encouraging Israel to show some flexibility—in part to convince hesitant European leaders to oppose the Palestinian push for a U.N. statehood vote. Mr. Obama, in his speech, rejected the statehood plan.

The Palestinian leadership, meanwhile, has given up on negotiations and reconciled with the militant faction Hamas, as it pursues the alternative path of statehood recognition at the U.N. in mid-September, when the General Assembly convenes in New York.

Mr. Netanyahu hopes Mr. Obama will argue against U.N. recognition this week, Israeli leaders say. Mr. Netanyahu moved to soften his tone in the wake of the Friday meeting.
On Sunday, after Mr. Obama reiterated his position on 1967 borders in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Mr. Netanyahu praised the U.S. president. "I appreciate his past and present efforts to achieve" peace, the Israeli leader said. A scheduled speech by the Mr. Netanyahu on Monday night to the pro-Israel lobbying group was seen as another opportunity to recalibrate his public stance.

Monday, 23 May 2011

23/5/11 - Deadly tornadoes sweep the Midwest, 75% of city Joplin destroyed

A powerful tornado barreled through Joplin, Missouri leaving a wide path of destruction, killing at least 30 and leaving many injured. The tornado leveled a residential area of the city (population: 50,000) estimated to be as large as 20 blocks. Many people are believed to be trapped inside destroyed/damaged buildings. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) had received 47 reports of tornadoes  across at least 6 states and 660 other reports of severe weather across a...

A powerful tornado barreled through Joplin, Missouri leaving a wide path of destruction, killing at least 30 and leaving many injured. The tornado leveled a residential area of the city (population: 50,000) estimated to be as large as 20 blocks. Many people are believed to be trapped inside destroyed/damaged buildings.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) had received 47 reports of tornadoes  across at least 6 states and 660 other reports of severe weather across a total of 22 states, as of posting.

The tornado reportedly made a direct hit on the city’s main St John’s hospital. Joplin is located near the Ozark Mountain region. Governor Nixon declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help deal with the disaster, stating that the storms “have caused extensive damage across Missouri.
We have reports of significant structural damage to strong buildings..Automobiles have been flipped, bark was stripped off trees.” A meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Springfield said.
In Minneapolis at least two people were killed and 3 dozen others injured, some of them critically, when a tornado hit earlier Sunday. On Saturday night a deadly tornado swept through the town of Reading in eastern Kansas, killing at least one person, injuring an unspecified number of others, destroying more than 20 homes and damaging 200 other building, a state emergency management official was reported as saying on Sunday.  Meanwhile, severe thunderstorms pelted the region with baseball-sized hail. (FEWW)

Dozens are dead and even more injured after nearly 50 tornadoes tore though parts of the Midwest on Sunday. At least 24 people were killed in Joplin, Missouri, which received the worst of the severe weather. Damage was widespread across the city as homes, schools, and a hospital were hit by a massive tornado. Many of the dead were residents looking to seek shelter when the buildings they were in collapsed.
The tornado traveled from the west-side of the city to the southeast. The southern edge of the city was the hardest hit. The tornado ranged from half a mile to three-quarters of a mile wide. While the exact strength of the storm is yet to be determined, it could be upwards of an EF4.

Throughout the city, roads are littered with downed trees and buildings, making them nearly impassable. Interstate 44 also saw significant damage as 20 cars and tractor-trailers were overturned.
These storms are part of a larger system that triggered severe weather that killed one person in Kansas on Saturday night and caused damage from Minnesota to Texas on Sunday. At least one person was killed and 29 injured in storms that hit Minneapolis, Minn. Meanwhile, La Crosse, Wisconsin was also hit hard as winds tore roofs off of homes and trapped residents inside. Further south, softball-sized hail was reported across eastern Oklahoma.
These areas will have little time to clean-up as another round of severe weather is expected again today. (AccuWeather)
GOES Eastern US SECTOR Infrared Image
The storms uprooted as many as 50 natural gas service lines in Minneapolis and suburban St. Louis Park, and CentrePoint Energy warned residents to be careful of gas leaks. Xcel Energy reported more than 20,000 of its customers lost electricity in the metro area.
In the north-east Kansas, powerful storms spawned funnel clouds and hail that ripped limbs off of trees and shattered windows. About 200 homes were damaged in and around Reading with the tornado sweeping through the small town around 9:15 pm Saturday night, said Kansas Division of Emergency Management spokeswoman Sharon Watson. A man was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to Newman Regional Hospital in Emporia, about 20 miles from where the tornado hit.

Severe thunderstorms pelted the region with hail that some Topeka residents claimed was the size of baseballs, authorities said this morning.
The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado also touched down in Topeka and northeast of the city near Lake Perry, where damage was reported at a nearby campsite.
While many states have been struck by severe storms this spring, Kansas has been having one of its lightest tornado seasons in decades, according to the National Weather Service. (DailyMail)


Sunday, 22 May 2011

22/5/11 - US: Tornado Kills Man, Destroys 20 Homes in Kansas Town

Sun, 22 May 2011 02:50 CDT

© Orlin Wagner/AP Photo
Storms clouds pass behind Buck Creek School near Lawrence, Kan., Saturday.
A tornado swept through a small eastern Kansas town, killing one person and destroying at least 20 homes, as severe thunderstorms pelted the region with hail that some residents said was the size of baseballs, authorities said early Sunday.

A man was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to Newman Regional Hospital in Emporia, about 20 miles from where the tornado hit Saturday night in Reading, hospital supervisor Deb Gould said. She said two other people were brought in with injuries but she had no further details.

"I'm hoping it's over for us," she told The Associated Press, noting that local authorities were still at the scene in Reading, about 50 miles south of Topeka.

About 200 homes were damaged in and around the town of about 250 people Saturday night, said Kansas Division of Emergency Management spokeswoman Sharon Watson. The local post office and volunteer fire department were damaged, and all roads in and out of the town have been closed off.

Rev. Lyle Williams, who lives in Emporia and is a pastor for about 10 worshipers at the Reading First Baptist Church, said the church suffered extensive damage.

"Yeah, it's pretty bad," he told the AP. "My daughter was out there and told me about it."

"I'm not going to be able to have church today that's for sure," he added, saying he's been a pastor at the church for 21 years.

Power had been restored in the town by early Sunday and a shelter was being set up at a local school. The tornado was reported around 9:15 p.m., Watson said.

Friday, 20 May 2011

How A Two State Solution Fulfills End Times Bible Prophecy

It Is God's Land, and It Will Not Be Divided

"Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep." Psalm 121:4

Whose land? Everywhere in the news today we read about the coming 'two-state' solution for peace in the Middle East. It is something that the Obama administration is pushing as hard as they
possibly can, and even some Jews are for the idea. In case you have been vacationing on Mars and
don't know what the two-state solution is, it goes a litte something like this.

The Muslim Dome of thr Rock mosque sits atop the holiest place in Israel, the Temple Mount.

The Two-State Solution

Here is the theory - The Arabs who occupy Gaza, and call themselves the 'palestinians', would be nice to the Jews if they had their own state - Palestine. So, again in theory, all the Jews would have to do to make peace is to create a state called Palestine, and let the Muslims in Gaza be free. Right? Wrong. There are a number of things wrong with this idea, not the least of which is that fact that written into the charter of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization, a terrorist group), is this gem from article 22 of the offical PLO charter:

"Article 22: Zionism is a political movement organically associated with international imperialism and antagonistic to all action for liberation and to progressive movements in the world. It is racist and fanatic in its nature, aggressive, expansionist, and colonial in its aims, and fascist in its methods.

Israel is the instrument of the Zionist movement, and geographical base for world imperialism placed strategically in the midst of the Arab homeland to combat the hopes of the Arab nation for liberation, unity, and progress. Israel is a constant source of threat vis-a-vis peace in the Middle East and the whole world.

Since the liberation of Palestine will destroy the Zionist and imperialist presence and will contribute to the establishment of peace in the Middle East, the Palestinian people look for the support of all the progressive and peaceful forces and urge them all, irrespective of their affiliations and beliefs, to offer the Palestinian people all aid and support in their just struggle for the liberation their homeland." source - MFA.gov

This is just one of many articles in the PLO charter which call for an "end to Zionsim" in the Middle
East. Translation - Israel must be destroyed. The PLO in no way, shape or form recognizes the right
of Israel to exist as a nation, and actively works toward it's destruction. And yet, amazingly, people
like President Obama continue to push hard for the notion that all this hatred and animosity will
miraculously disappear if Israel agrees to create a Muslim state from Israeli land.

I wish I knew of some high-brow, intellectual way to say it, but in plain english, you would have to be a moron to think that would work. An absolute imbecile. Yet, that's where the push remains. So maybe there are other forces at work, like the fulfillment of bible prophecy. Let's look and see if
there are any verses which talk about the land of Israel being "divided" and given to outsiders.

Read the archives:

The apple of God's eye

In the book of Zechariah, we read an incredible passage where the LORD declares that Israel is the
'apple of His eye', and that disaster is waiting for all those who would 'plunder' her.

"I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand. Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what [is] the breadth thereof, and what [is] the length thereof. And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him, And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited [as] towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein: For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her. ¶ Ho, ho, [come forth], and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD. Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest [with] the daughter of Babylon. ¶ For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. " Zechariah 2:1-8

Jimmy Carter, a nortorious Jew-hater, took his best shot at dividing Israel. Obama is giving it his best shot now.
The bible says that when you mess with Israel, you mess with God Himself!

God continues this theme in the book of Joel where He talks about those who would dare to "part
my land"...evidentally, God foresaw this mad rush by political leaders living in the end times to divide
up the land of Israel and take it for themselves and their own purposes -

"For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and [for] my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land." Joel 3: 1,2

But the what I want you to see here is exactly Who claims ultimate ownership of the land of Israel.
I will give you a clue - it's not the Jews, and it is certainly not the Muslims. It is Almighty God who says that it is His land, and He alone will make the final decision on who gets it. True, He has given it to Israel for an 'everlasting possesion' but even Israel cannot give it away. (see sidebar for quote from David Ben-Gurion). But the fact that the two-state solution is on the verge of becoming a reality is a sign that end times bible prophecy is being fulfilled! Of course, the result of this will be terrible Judgment from God, but fulfilled it will be nonetheless.

A wake-up call is coming for Obama and Company

President Obama is making it a centerpiece of his administration to solve the Iranian nuke crisis to
give Israeli land to the palestinians for a creation of their soon-to-be-announced state of Palestine. Towards that end he, last week, upgraded the status of the PLO embassy to 'delegate general'.

This means that the PLO, a terrorist organization, now has rights normally given to actual nations representatives like diplomatic immunity and the right to fly thier flag over their embassy in Washington. White House spokesman Thomas Vietor said this about the move -

"When asked to comment on the move, White House spokesman Thomas Vietor said, "This decision reflects our confidence that through direct negotiations, we can help achieve a two-state solution with an independent and viable Palestine living side by side with Israel. We should begin preparing for that outcome now, as we continue to work with the Palestinian people on behalf of a better future."
source - JPost.com

Rabin and Sharon found this Truth out the hard way

Let me speak prophetically here now, and tell you that when Obama succeeds in "dividing the land"
to give it to the palestinians, that a world of hurt is going to fall from the sky. The bible clearly says
that God does not want a two-state solution where His holy land Israel is concerned. The dividing
of Israel will trigger end times events on a scale heretofore not witnessed. Consider these events
when people attempted to divide up Israel for "peace':

The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin took place on November 4, 1995 (12th of Cheshvan, 5756 on the Hebrew Calendar) at 21:30, at the end of a rally in support of the Oslo Accords at the Kings of Israel Square in Tel Aviv. The assassin, Yigal Amir, a right-wing religious Zionist strenuously opposed Rabin's peace initiative and particularly the signing of the Oslo Accords.
source - Wikipedia
Israel has marked the fourth anniversary of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's coma after a massive stroke. Mr Sharon, 81, has been in a coma since 2006 and is currently in a care facility in Ra'anana, outside Tel Aviv. He suffered a stroke several months after the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza. He was elected Prime Minister in 2001 as head of Likud, but abandoned his old party after making enemies when he backed the withdrawal from Gaza. He formed new party Kadima to run in the 2006 elections. The popular leader seemed destined for re-election with his new party when he suffered a severe brain haemorrhage. source - Jewish Chronicle

The common link between Rabin's assasination and Sharon's coma is that in both cases these men,
who were serving as Israel's Prime Minister, each attempted to divide the land for peace and God simply would not allow that to happen. I believe with all my heart that the current PM of Israel,
Benjamin Netanyahu, is God's man in the right place at the right time. If he continues to do the right thing for Israel, God will continue to bless him. But should he be tempted to cave into what must be unbelievable pressure from Obama to create a palestinian state, he need only to look to the fate that befell his compatriots Rabin and Sharon.

It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God, as Obama is about to find out when he
divides Israel to give to the palestinians. I pray for the peace of Jersusalem, for the Jews, and I pray
the wisdom of Solomon for Mr. Netanyahu. He's going to need it.

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, [and] prosperity within thy palaces. For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace [be] within thee. Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good." Psalm 122: 6-9

19/5/11 - Obama's speech stuns Israelis. Netanyahu rejects 1967 lines

DEBKAfile Special Report May 19, 2011, 11:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Barack Obama lays down controversial Middle East policy

US President Barack Obama's declaration in his policy speech Thursday, May 19, that Israel should withdraw to the 1967 lines with mutually agreed territorial swaps caused consternation in Jerusalem. Before flying to Washington, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated: The 1967 lines are indefensible. Israeli security demands an IDF presence on the Jordan River. Israel appreciates the US president's commitment to peace but a Palestinian state cannot rise at the expense of Israel's existence.

In his statement, the Prime Minister pointed out that not only the US but the Palestinians must recognize Israel as the national home of the Jewish people and a peace accord must guarantee an end to all claims against the Jewish State of Israel.

In effect, Israel has rejected Obama's new Middle East policy as it relates to resolving its dispute with the Palestinians before he meets the US president at the White House Friday.

As presented Thursday night, Obama call for mutual swaps of land amounted to calling on Israel hand over to the Palestinians large chunks of sovereign territory in return for leaving the settlement blocks in the West Bank. This demand was not agreed in the exchanges between the White House and the Prime Minster's Office ahead of the speech. It also contradicts the guarantee the Bush presidency gave Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2004 not to force Israel to return to the indefensible borders of 1967.

Obama was also the first US president to demand that Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from the Palestinian state without the security measures Israel required after numerous Arab and Palestinian attacks and still threatened. The US President's plan would also entail the IDF's evacuation of its the vital defense lines in the Jordan Valley against invasion from the east, which would pass to the Palestinian state.
The US president stated repeatedly that the Palestinian state was entitled to "a sovereign, contiguous state" bordering on Egypt, Jordan and Israel. This would give the Palestinian state sole control of its borders without regard to Israeli's security requirements. Israel was advised to be satisfied with America's "unshakeable commitment" to its security.

Obama introduced a new concept for potential Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations, from which he admitted "the Palestinians have walked away." The Palestinians state would be "non-militarized," he said - not demilitarized as Israel has demanded but possessed of an army of a size to be negotiated by the parties.
Washington sources informed reporters later that Obama's speech was delayed by more than an hour over a behind-the-scenes argument the White House had with Jerusalem and Ramallah in pursuit of approval from both for the fundamentals contained in his speech.

debkafile's Washington sources report that although both Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas voiced strong reservations on some points, those sources concluded that they need not stop them entering into negations on the basis of the Obama principles.

According to other sources, nothing of the kind was agreed and major differences lie ahead of Netanyahu's White House talks in Washington and his speeches to Congress and the conference of AIPAC the Israel lobby.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

17/5/11 - Abbas urges UN: Recognize Palestinian state, pave way for legal action against Israel

In a New York Times op-ed, Palestinian President says a UN move to authorize an independent Palestinian state come September would rectify what he calls the 'unfulfilled' 1947 UN partition plan.

Mahmoud Abbas  - AP - 16.03.2011 Mahmoud Abbas addressing the PLO’s central council on March 16, 2011.
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United Nations member states should support the move to declare Palestinian independence in September of this year, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wrote in a New York Times op-ed on Tuesday, adding that such a move would also allow the Palestinians to pursue their claims against Israel.

By recognizing a Palestinian state, Abbas wrote, "the United Nations would pave the way for the internationalization of the conflict as a legal matter, not only a political one."
Mahmoud Abbas - AP - 16.03.2011

Mahmoud Abbas addressing the PLO’s central council on March 16, 2011.
Photo by: AP

"It would also pave the way for us to pursue claims against Israel at the United Nations, human rights treaty bodies and the International Court of Justice," he added, saying that the Palestinians were going to the UN "to secure the right to live free in the remaining 22 percent of our historic homeland because we have been negotiating with the State of Israel for 20 years without coming any closer to realizing a state of our own."

"We cannot wait indefinitely while Israel continues to send more settlers to the occupied West Bank and denies Palestinians access to most of our land and holy places, particularly in Jerusalem," he wrote in the New York times, adding that "neither political pressure nor promises of rewards by the United States have stopped Israel’s settlement program."

In his article, the Palestinian president, and future head of the joint Fatah-Hamas cabinet, also described his view that the Palestinians had been devoid of national independence as a result of a historical mistake, what he characterizes as a neglected leftover of the 1947 partition agreement.

"It is important to note," Abbas wrote of the Palestinian move for statehood in the UNGA this coming September, "that the last time the question of Palestinian statehood took center stage at the General Assembly, the question posed to the international community was whether our homeland should be partitioned into two states."

"In November 1947, the General Assembly made its recommendation and answered in the affirmative. Shortly thereafter, Zionist forces expelled Palestinian Arabs to ensure a decisive Jewish majority in the future state of Israel, and Arab armies intervened. War and further expulsions ensued," Abbas added.

Linking those events with violent Nakba Day protests earlier this week, the Palestinian president indicated that "the descendants of these expelled Palestinians who were shot and wounded by Israeli forces on Sunday as they tried to symbolically exercise their right to return to their families’ homes."

"Minutes after the State of Israel was established on May 14, 1948, the United States granted it recognition," Abbas wrote in the New York Times, adding: "Our Palestinian state, however, remains a promise unfulfilled."

Returning to the issue of stalled peace talks, the Palestinian president wrote that negotiations remained "our first option, but due to their failure we are now compelled to turn to the international community to assist us in preserving the opportunity for a peaceful and just end to the conflict."

"Palestinian national unity is a key step in this regard. Contrary to what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel asserts, and can be expected to repeat this week during his visit to Washington, the choice is not between Palestinian unity or peace with Israel; it is between a two-state solution or settlement-colonies," he added.

Concluding his article, the Palestinian president called on "all friendly, peace-loving nations to join us in realizing our national aspirations by recognizing the State of Palestine on the 1967 border and by supporting its admission to the United Nations."

"Only if the international community keeps the promise it made to us six decades ago, and ensures that a just resolution for Palestinian refugees is put into effect, can there be a future of hope and dignity for our people," he wrote.

18/5/11 - US to push Israel for shared capital

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Benjamin Netanyahu...under fire at home and abroad. Benjamin Netanyahu...under fire at home and abroad. Photo: Sebastian Scheiner
Benjamin Netanyahu...under fire at home and abroad. Photo: Sebastian Scheiner
JERUSALEM: In an address on the Middle East tomorrow, the US President, Barack Obama, is expected to ask Israel to accept a Palestinian state that matches, as closely as possible, the armistice lines before the Six-Day War of 1967.
After urging Israel and the Palestinians to return to direct negotiations, Mr Obama is also expected to announce US opposition to a Palestinian plan to seek the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state through the United Nations in September.
He will also demand that Israel accept Jerusalem as the shared capital of Israel and a Palestinian state - a core issue for Palestinians, and a position the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says he will not consider.
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In details of the speech leaked to the Israeli media, Mr Obama will endorse former US president Bill Clinton's plan for a divided Jerusalem in which all Palestinian neighbourhoods become part of a Palestinian state, while neighbourhoods with a majority of Jews would become part of Israel.
A senior Israeli source quoted in the daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said that ''texts emanating from Obama's surroundings are extremely unpleasant to Israeli ears, and will be primarily disturbing to Netanyahu''.
On Monday Mr Netanyahu spelt out to the Israel parliament his own vision for peace that appeared to agree, in principle, with the establishment of a Palestinian state structured within the 1967 borders.
By declaring that Israel would hold onto the five large settlement blocks that are built beyond Israel's borders of June 4, 1967, he implied that Israel was prepared to evacuate the more than 100 smaller Israeli settlements built across the Jordan Valley on land that would form the heart of a future Palestinian state.
''The root of the conflict is not the absence of a Palestinian state but the Palestinian opposition to the establishment of the state of Israel,'' he said.
Mr Netanyahu, who is scheduled to meet Mr Obama at the White House on Friday, repeated his opposition to any division of Jerusalem. He said a Palestinian state would have to accommodate the Israeli military along the Jordan River, and that there would be no mass return of Palestinian refugees. He denied Israel would evacuate any settlements.
An Israeli commentator, Ben Caspit, said: ''Benjamin Netanyahu's breathtaking circus act yesterday recorded yet another chapter in the Knesset.
''The Prime Minister succeeded in a single impressive pirouette to wink left and fly to the right at the same time.''
The leader of the Israeli opposition, the former foreign minister Tzipi Livni, criticised Mr Netanyahu for his failure to prevent the scheduled UN vote to recognise a Palestinian state in September. ''Netanyahu has failed to rally international support for Israel's basic principles; he even failed to convince the US to support us,'' Ms Livni said.
A Palestinian Authority spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, said Mr Netanyahu's speech proved that Israel was not interested in peace ''since the preconditions that Netanyahu set are unacceptable to the Palestinians and do not conform to the decisions of the international community''.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

10/5/11 - Mashaal: Israel has 1 year to recognize Palestinian state


Hamas leader says group not planning armed conflict if Israel does not meet deadline; Hamas says it will not join renewed peace negotiations.

  Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said that he gives the Israeli government a one-year deadline to recognize an independent Palestinian state founded on lands occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem as its capital, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.

Mashaal added that the challenge does not necessarily imply an armed conflict should Israel fail to recognize an independent Palestinian state, but that "[Hamas] would add new cards to the resistance," Ma'an reported.  The Hamas leader gave his statement during a meeting with youth activists who demonstrated in the recent Egyptian revolution against former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

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According to Ma'an, Mashaal told Cairo-based newspaper The Wall Street General that Hamas and Fatah had discussed at length the appropriate manner to conduct resistance against Israel, which included discussions of armed conflict. The two Palestinian groups signed a reconciliation agreement last week, which ended a years-long conflict between the factions and began discussions on the formation of a Palestinian unity government.

Mashaal said that any future armed conflict with Israel would have to be coordinated between Fatah and Hamas.

In related news, Hamas said it would not renew peace-negotiations with Israel, Al-Jazeera reported. The Palestinian group's comments came after President Shimon Peres said he was not ruling out the possibility of future negotiations.

Al-Jazeera quoted a senior Hamas official as saying it was not a part of Hamas's strategy to conduct talks with "either Peres or the Zionist entity." He added that negotiations "are a means to stall and allot time to [to Israel] to dedicate its attention to facts on the ground."