27 July 2017

There's No Hope

4 Av 5777

The US State Department says the Arabs are attacking Jews in Israel because they lack hope. An Israeli pundit said the same thing in a recent interview. 

Let me assure everyone reading here that there is absolutely no hope for Arab aspirations in Eretz Yisrael. Of course, those Western-minded Arab sympathizers are thinking hope for an independent, democratic state where they will be masters of their own fate - an end to "occupation." But, those who understand the enemy know that it is the hope of pushing every last Jew in Eretz Yisrael into the sea (or under the ground) that drives them. And in this regard, there is no hope for them.

There is no hope of Jewish annihilation that will ever come to fruition. There is no hope that our enemies' plans will succeed in driving us off our land. Because they are not fighting the Jews, they are fighting Almighty G-d!

No, there is no hope for them.

26 July 2017

More Unwitting Prophecy? Halevai!

4 Av 5777

Maybe this is the precursor to actual prophecy's return at the End of Days. I very much hope this statement is what's called an "unwitting prophecy," one which comes true, but not in the manner the person saying it had intended.

"...Top Muslim Official: Worshipers won’t return to Al-Aqsa Mosque"

If only it would be true!! Imagine if this signals the end of the Muslim presence on the Temple Mount! How close must Mashiach be?

A lot of the news is repetitious so, when we read a title that sounds like the same thing we've already read five times, we tend to move on. However, that would be a mistake with this article which I found to be well worth the read and with a different focus from anything else I've seen, very informative, very insightful. Here are some highlights.
At the Temple Mount, it’s not about metal detectors, it’s about sovereignty
...The initial quarrel over metal detectors has evolved into a battle over sovereignty at what is possibly the world’s most sensitive holy site.
Complicating matters for Israel is the fact that the thousands of Palestinians heading to pray in the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem every day have no clear leader.
While the Jerusalem Waqf — a branch of the Jordanian government that administers Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem — may have initiated the boycott of the Temple Mount in protest at the metal detectors, the situation has spiraled out of its control.
...It’s now the street controlling the Waqf.
As one worshiper at nighttime prayers outside the Mount put it on Tuesday, “Do we have a leader? Yes. The unified voice of the people.”
...Many Palestinians have become tired of politics, but their religion and its symbols remain a force of mass mobilization.
Underlining this, Tuesday night saw the largest crowd of worshipers since the start of the crisis....
...Another man explained that the current Temple Mount crisis was the fulfillment of a Quranic prophecy about a struggle between Jews and Muslims at Al-Aqsa.
For one whole minute during the Tuesday evening service, the crowd chanted “Oh God, Oh God” repeatedly with the fear of losing Al-Aqsa likely at the forefront of its thoughts — however improbable this seems to Israelis, and no matter how many times Israel promises it won’t change the status quo at the site.
[On a soul-level, they know it's coming to an end and this may already be it!]
...Mohammas Rowais, from Ras al-Amud, said goals now included “for the police to be completely removed from the site, and for religious Jews to stop going up there.”
Now, at the same time as - during the most intense period of - our mourning over Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, not only do we have this sudden, unexpected confrontation with our enemies, but we are also being forced to confront a long-standing internal debate - the very character of what we call The Jewish State.

Here are two takes on it...
Nationality Bill fuels fiery Knesset session
...The bill was intended to anchor the status of the State of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people in law. This includes legally enshrining Israel's democratic character, its state symbols, Jerusalem as the capital, Hebrew as the official language and the right of return for Diaspora Jewry.
The bill also seeks to grant the right to preserve the heritage of all residents of Israel, regardless of religion or nationality, and protect the holy places of all religions.
Opposing Nation-State Bill Means You Think Zionism Is Racism
..."This committee is meant to write a foundational document that will establish what the State of Israel is, what is its character, and in what light will state authorities and institutions function," committee chairman Amir Ohana (Likud) said. "Whoever says this bill is racist is saying that Zionism is racism.
...It is the natural right of the Jewish People to be like every other nation and stand on its own in its sovereign state."
"Are we strong enough as a society to gather around the joint Zionist ethos and define it?" Ohana asked.
...Joint List chairman Aiman Odeh said: "We didn't come to Israel, Israel came to us. Our language is part of this space, of our homeland...No apartheid law will erase the fact that there are two nations here."
On the soul-level, everybody knows we are at a major turning point in the history of the world. Everything is going to change and no act of Congress or Parliament, no street-protests or uprisings are going to stop it.

Eizeh Fashla! Eizeh Busha!

Av 5777

A "Right-Wing" Likud-led government with all the "religious" parties in its coalition has proven that our redemption will never come by means of this failed Zionist regime. It's time we owned up to that fact. Nothing has made it clearer than the events of this week.
  • Arab-Muslim men carry weapons onto Temple Mount and use them to kill two Israeli-Druze policemen.
  • Israel closes the Mount and installs security measures at all entrances to catch any future weapons smuggling into the compound.
  • Arab-Muslims riot. Imams incite.
  • An innocent Jewish family pays the ultimate price, an Arab-Muslim "neighbor" butchers four of its members "for the sake of Al-Aqsa.
  • An Arab-Muslim Jordanian attacks an Israeli Embassy guard who shoots and kills his attacker and an "innocent" bystander. 
  • He and the Embassy staff are held hostage until the recently installed security apparatus is dismantled from the Temple Mount gates.
  • US envoy Greenblatt travels to Amman, PM Netanyahu speaks to King Abdullah by phone.
  • The Israeli Embassy guard and staff are released and returned to Israel.
  • The Security Cabinet meets.
  • The metal detectors are removed, cameras previously installed and approved by the WAKF are removed.
  • "Smart technologies" are to be employed sometime in the future on the Mount at a cost to Israeli taxpayers of 100 million sheqels.
  • PM Netanyahu smiles and takes a bow.
The State cannot protect its police, it can't protect its citizens, it can't protect its sovereignty. It can't formulate a policy and stick to it. But, it can pay out huge sums of money. 

Where is the famous Jewish pride that Zionism is supposed to guarantee as every Jew's birthright? There is no Jewish pride in capitulation to foreign powers and subservience to Islam and its atrocities. Might as well take this flag down...


And replace it with one of these.


If I really thought I was living in a Jewish State and this was the flowering of my redemption, I'd be mightily tempted to look for an exit. Because this is no Zionist dream, it's a Zionist nightmare. And there is no political party that can make a difference. The whole thing is rotten through and through.

Sure, some poll claims 77% of the Israeli public (which is likely 100% of the Jewish Israeli public) is unhappy with the way the Prime Minister has handled this "crisis". However, they still are not ready to accept that the flaw is with the system, not who occupies the PM's office. What is their knee-jerk response? Elect Bennet, elect Feiglin! I don't understand why they can't see that anyone who aspires to this office will still be hamstrung and constrained by the current democratic system and its coalition politics.

I think the root problem of why we seem to be stuck in a rut, constantly repeating the same errors over and over again with seemingly no way out of the destructive loop is our flawed concept of what the State represents and our relationship to it.

It might be worth repeating here something I wrote in 2002 with reference to the "birthpangs" analogy:
...at conception, the developing embryo implants itself in the wall of the womb by means of a vital structure called the placenta. This blood and nutrient-rich organ is the life-sustaining source for all the physical needs of the fetus during the entire term of gestation and this is its sole purpose and function. When the infant has entered the world, nature itself condemns the placenta for destruction, as it now serves no further use. 
...The Land of Israel and the People of Israel---together---are the laboring woman. Only Am Israel living on the soil of Eretz Israel will give birth to the Torah-government headed by Mashiach ben David, which will itself be the vehicle for the Complete Redemption---may it come speedily in our days! 
If this analogy holds true, it is easier to understand the relationship of the secular Zionist state to the eventual Torah-based government of Mashiach which will bring true peace and the knowledge of The One G-d to the whole world. The “Zionist entity” serves as the ‘placenta’ until which time as it becomes irrelevant. It is a grave mistake to confuse the two constructs. Who, with his eyes fixed on the birth of his long-anticipated and anxiously-awaited son, would desire the bloody placenta over the infant? There are clear signs even now that the ‘placenta’ is breaking down and losing its ability to nurture the nearly viable fetus. On the contrary, if labor did not spontaneously begin at the pre-determined end of the gestation period, it must be induced, because the placenta will begin to destruct within the womb and instead of ensuring life will actually become a threat to the life of the unborn child. 
All the physical signs point to this birth being long overdue. And surely, even now, HKB"H is inducing the labor.

I'm looking forward to raising a flag like this...


...sometime very soon!

25 July 2017

Russia Taking Advantage Worrisome

2 Av 5777
Russia posts troops 8km from the Israeli Golan
Russia has quietly moved troops to a point in southern Syria that is 8km from Israel’s Golan border, in the face of Israeli objections, DEBKAfile reports exclusively. Moscow used the uproar over the Temple Mount standoff and the diplomatic crisis between Israel and Jordan to cover its creeping troop deployment almost up do Syria's borders with Israel and Jordan.
...Most of the Russian troops were recruited in Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia, republics known for their Muslim extremist activity.
Israel has repeatedly objected to the proximity of this Russian military presence, and asked the Trump administration to prevent it. But the protests from Jerusalem went unheeded in Washington and Moscow. President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis regard the creation of US-Russian sponsored ceasefire zones in southwestern Syria as an essential component of their military cooperation in Syria and the war on ISIS.
...Moscow announced the Russian deployment after the fact in messages to Washington, Jerusalem and Amman. They were all too engrossed in coping with the crises that had sprung up over Temple Mount and in relations between Jerusalem and Amman to pay much attention to this Russian fait accompli.

Who Will Survive to See Days of Mashiach?

2 Av 5777

24 July 2017

Kashering The World With Water

2 Av 5777

(hat tip Mr. Gallin)

Published on Jul 24, 2017 by BBC News
A Buddhist temple in central Myanmar has been swallowed by rising floodwaters after heavy rainfall.

NEVER BEFORE...

1 Av 5777
Rosh Chodesh

Never before, to my knowledge or experience, have world events been so centered on the Temple Mount davka during this time period like it has this year. May it only be an omen for good for Am Yisrael and may we hear only good news!

Chodesh tov umevorach!

22 July 2017