.; A compilation of news reports from the past week for the information of those committed to ..praying .. for the restoration of Israel
David’s Comment: The Espionage Coup of All Time – Even James Bond Would be Impressed
Psalm 83 v1 Keep not silence, O God; do not be speechless, and be not still, O God. v2 For Your enemies roar; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. v3 They take shrewd counsel against Your people, and plot against Your hidden ones. v4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, so that the name Israel may be remembered no more. v 13 O my God, make them like a wheel; like the stubble before the wind. v14 As the fire burns a forest, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire, v15 so pursue them with Your tempest, and make them afraid with Your storm. v 16 83:16 Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek Your name, O Jehovah. v17 Let them be ashamed and troubled forever; yea, let them be put to shame, and lost; v18 so that men may know that Your name is JEHOVAH, that You alone are the Most High over all the earth.
As most of our readers will be aware now, last week Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he was going to make a major announcement the next day. The fact that that announcement was a video presentation that obviously meant for the international community, as it was in English not Hebrew. In the video PM Netanyahu announced to the world that in 2016 Israel gained information that every detail of Iran’s nuclear weapons was being stored in a simple warehouse in a suburb of Terhran. This information is exceptional in light of the fact that the Iranian religious and spiritual leaders have always, and are still denying that Iran ever had a nuclear weapons program, and it is something that an Islamic nation would ever do. Barack Obama and most other world leaders were totally duped by the Iranians into removing the trade sanctions that has been imposed on the rogue Islamic nation, thus unwittingly financing Iran’s nuclear weapons development program.
The achive of nuclear details was discovered in 2016 and in 2017 a team of undercover Israeli special forces operatives infiltrated Iran and removed 55,000 pages of documents and 50,000 CD’s containing every last detail of Iran’s nuclear program. During the night hours this incredible haul of information that weighed half a tonne was loaded into 2 trucks and driven across the border into Azerberjan, where it was loaded onto an aircraft and flown to Israel. Since then Israeli experts have been translating the enormous amount of information from Farsi, the langauge of Iran. I am sure that the timing of PM Netanyahu revealing the success and the facts of this amazing secret mission is connected to the fact that President Trump is about to make an announcement on May 12th concerning a change in the agreement that Obama and Kerry made with the Iranians. Iran’s Nuclear Lies Exposed https://israelunwired.com/prime-minister-iran-lied/
The winds of a war between Iran and Israel are blowing stronger by the week, if not by the day. In fact the first shots have already been fired. Now that President Trump has decided to take the USA out of the nuclear agreement with Iran, the situation is even more critical. As I write this comment we are hearing the news from Israel, it seems that Israel has made another pre-emptive attack on an Iranian base in Syria, destroying 200 missiles that were recently shipped in from Iran. The Israeli military has called up reserve soldier and is on the highest alert level, even opening the public bomb shelters on the Golan Heights.
As I have been saying for several weeks now, a serious conflict between Israel and Iran can errupt at any time. It could be on or even before next Monday, May 14th. Please respond to this comment by increasing your prayer for the current situation. I will repeat the prayer points from 2 weeks ago …. ( please share this with your pastor and ask if the entire church can pray )
1. Pray that the Iranian leadership will not be so foolish as to try to attack Israel in any way, including Israeli property or citizens outside of Israel
2. Pray that the GOD of ISRAEL will do what HE always does when the ‘apple of His eye’ is attacked (like in the 6 Day War of 1967)
3. Pray that the government of PM Netanyahu and the military leaders will take fast and decisive action to stop and even pre-empt an Iranian attack
4. Pray that the U.N. will rise up to rebuke and restrain Iran from launching any kind of attack against Israel, and to stop the incitement
5. Pray the good people of Iran will rise up and overthrow the current radical Islamic government
The LORD bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on the land given to the Jewish people by the GOD of Israel. Lets pray that Israel will turn back to their GOD. Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Lets also pray for a breakthrough to the Muslims, and please remember to pray Divine protection for all of the soldiers in the IDF.
Shabbat Shalom …… David & Josie
The next few days are extremely strategic for Israel, Iran and the entire world. As well as exposing Iran’s lies about its nuclear program, on Thursday Israel destroyed almost all of Iran’s military resources in Syria. The question is what will Iran do now ? Will they realise the futility in attempting to harm GOD’s chosen nation, or will they attempt to launch
long range missiles from Iran before the celebration of Israel’s 70th birthday on Monday May 14th ? Also Hamas is stirring up the young men in Gaza to increase the violent protests from Friday through to the 15th. Please continue to pray for Divine and Angelic protection against an Iranian missile attack and please pray for protection over the IDF soldiers and civilians near the border with Gaza as more violent protests are planned for the next 4 days.
This Weeks News Items
1. BREAKING NEWS Israel Destroys Almost All Iranian Weapons in Syria World Israel News May 10th
In a failed assault, Iran attacked Israel directly for the first time in history. The Israel Air Force responded by bombing dozens of Iranian targets in Syria, the largest such operation in decades. Iran?s Quds forces launched a barrage of rockets at IDF bases on the Golan Heights in northern Israel on Wednesday night, the first Iranian attack on Israeli soil in history. The assault prompted an extensive Israel Air Force (IAF) attack on dozens of Iranian targets in Syria. Shortly after midnight, IDF defense systems identified approximately 20 rockets that the Iranian Quds forces had launched at IDF forward posts on the Golan Heights. The majority of the rockets missed their mark and fell in Syria territory, while four were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. The Iranian attack caused no injuries or damage and was essentially a resounding failure. In response to Iran?s attack on Israeli sovereignty, IAF fighter jets struck dozens of military targets belonging to the Iranian Quds forces in Syrian territory. As part of the wide-scale attack, said to be the largest in decades and possibly since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the IAF struck Quds Force intelligence centers, Quds Force logistical command centers, a Quds Force military center and a Quds Force logistical center in Al-Kiswah, as well as an Iranian military base north of Damascus.
Additional targets included Quds Force ammunition depots in the Damascus International Airport, intelligence systems and outposts associated with the Quds Force, watchtowers, military posts and munitions in the buffer zone. In addition, the Iranian missile launcher responsible for the missiles fired on Israeli territory was destroyed. All the Israeli planes returnes safely to base, however the IDF remains on high alert.
Just hours after the violent confrontation, Israel?s home front is in routine activity, with school and agricultural work proceeding as usual. An IDF spokesman stated that Israel was not looking to escalate the situation, however, the army remains on ?very high alert,? and ?should there be another Iranian attack, we will be prepared for it.? Israel has repeatedly warned that it will not accept an Iranian military presence in Syria, which it views as a direct threat to its security. The IDF has been anticipating such an ct of aggression from Iran and on the previous night it carried out a pre-emptive strike against Iranian missiles that were pointed towards Israel. The IDF considers its action on Wednesday night as highly successful, while the Iranian attack is viewed as a total failure.
Pray that Iran is not so foolish as to attack Israel again, especially not from Iranian soil, which will likely initiate a full scall war
2. Nobel Peace Prize for PM Netanyahu ? Israel Today News May 6th
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize following his presentation of Iranian nuclear secrets stolen by the Mossad, according to Lior Harari, a known Likud Party activist. The Jerusalem Post reports that Harari sent a letter to Israeli Nobel laureates asking that they nominate the prime minister, despite the opposition that many of them share to Netanyahu’s policies in general. “I believe everyone must thank PM Netanyahu for revealing the plot of a country that threatens the entire enlightened world,” he told the newspaper. “If someone would have revealed the Nazis? plans and stopped the Holocaust, they would have deserved the prize.” Others noted that if Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize merely for being elected president of the United States, then PM Netanyahu surely deserves it for exposing a hostile theocratic regime that is threatening the world and seizing control over large parts of the Middle East. Pray that PM Netanyahu does indeed win the Nobel prize
3. President Trump May Ask Israel to Give Away 4 Jerusalem Neighbourhoods Israel Today News May 6th
Just months after recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and days before moving the US Embassy there, Israeli media reports that US President Donald Trump now wants Israel to give part of the Holy City to the Palestinians. The Trump Administration has been working for months on a new Middle East peace proposal that seeks to address the major sticking points like control of Jerusalem and Palestinian refugees, rather than sidestep them until final-status talks, as all other proposals have done. Israel’s Ma’ariv daily newspaper reports that when he visited Washington last week, Israel Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman was made privy to details of this new proposal, in particular the portion relating to Jerusalem. According to the report, Israel will be asked by Trump to relinquish four Arab neighborhoods on the eastern side of Jerusalem. Abu Dis (where the Palestinian Authority already has a parliament building), Isawiya, Shuafat and Jabl Mukabar would become the new Palestinian capital of “Al Quds.” Jerusalem’s Old City, it is reported, would be placed under international supervision. Already the plan would cut off some Jewish neighborhoods, like Pisgat Ze’ev, from the rest of Israeli-controlled Jerusalem. Some fear this would be only the first step toward the PA claiming even wider swaths of the city. It was also reported that in exchange for accepting this proposal, Israel would receive total and unquestioned American backing in handling the Iran nuclear threat however it sees fit. US officials denied the report in remarks to other Israeli media outlets. Pray that President Trump does not pressure Israel to give away any part of their God given land
4. Rise In Terror Attacks Expected Ahead of US Embassy Move Israel Report May 6th
The US decision to relocate into the disputed city in the same week as Israel?s 70th anniversary raises concerns of increased tension and fear of terror attacks Police in Israel have started patrols and security sweeps of a southern Jerusalem neighbourhood, anxiously preparing for a US embassy inauguration that Israelis and Arab Palestinians fear may launch a week of violence. The move on 14 May will mark the start of a potentially volatile week when Israel will celebrate its 70th anniversary and Palestinians mark the ?catastrophe?, or Nakba, of their displacement on the 15th. Nakba day has previously seen violence as the Israeli army responds to demonstrations in the West bank. This year, tensions are far higher than usual. Six weeks of protests along the Gaza border, during which Israeli soldiers have shot dead nearly 40 people and wounded hundreds, will culminate that week. There are fears that those attending the rallies may attempt to breach the perimeter, a move that could lead to mass casualties as Israeli snipers are operating under rules of engagement that permit live fire. ?The situation between Israelis and Palestinians could not be more delicate,? wrote Ilan Goldenberg, who served as part of the US team during the 2013-14 Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, in an opinion piece an Israeli newspaper. Pray that all planned attacks will be exposed and prevented.
5. Israeli Military Officials Warn of Impending Iranian Attack Times of Israel News May 6th
Reports say that Teheran is looking to retaliate for Israeli attacks on Iranian bases in Syria, without causing all out war, likely with missile attacks on IDF bases, rather than civilian targets. Iran is planning to retaliate for recent deadly airstrikes in Syria attributed to the Jewish state by having its proxies fire missiles at military targets in northern Israel sometime in the near future, defense officials warned. Tehran vowed revenge after the T-4 army base in Syria was struck in an air raid on April 9, killing at least seven members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The strike was widely attributed to Israel, though Jerusalem refused to comment on it. (T-4 was the base from which Israel said Iran launched an attack drone into Israel in February.) Late last month, a second strike, allegedly conducted by Israel, against an Iranian-controlled base in northern Syria was said to have killed more than two dozen Iranian soldiers. On Sunday, all of Israel?s nightly news broadcasts reported that the Israeli military and intelligence services had identified preliminary efforts by Iran in Syria to carry out its reprisal, using its IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps), the Hezbollah terrorist group and local Shiite militias to launch a barrage of precision-guided missiles, likely at Israeli military targets in the north. ?Israel has recently identified with certainty Iranian preparations to fire at the north,? Channel 10 said. ?We are not on the eve of war with Iran? but Iran is very determined to carry out an attack? to avenge the T-4 strike and the deaths of its military personnel, it said. Israel Radio said the Iranian planning for an attack was at ?an advanced stage.? Pray that Iran has more sense than to start a war with Israel
6. President Trump Announces USA Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal INN News May 8th
US President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the US is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear. Trump called the 2015 agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) an “embarrassment” that “should never have been reached.” “After the sanctions were lifted, the dictatorship used its new funds to build nuclear capable missiles, support terrorism, and cause havoc throughout the Middle East and beyond.” Trump criticized the JCPOA’s sunset provisions. “The agreement was so poorly negotiated that even if Iran fully complies, the regime can still be on the verge of a nuclear breakout in just a short period of time. The deal’s sunset provisions are totally unacceptable.” He also stated that that deal’s inspection provisions are too weak and that it failed to constrain Iran’s ballistic missile program and its support for terrorism. Trump cited Israeli Prime Minister Neyanyahu’s presentation of Iran’s nuclear program archives last week as proof that Iran cannot be trusted to abide by its commitments under the JCPOA or to abandon its desire to develop nuclear weapons. “Last week, Israel published intelligence documents long concealed by Iran conclusively showing the Iranian regime and its history of pursuing nuclear weapons.” He said that the US would reinstate sanctions on Iran. “We will be instituting the highest level of nuclear sanctions.” “We will not allow American citizens to be threatened with destruction, and we will not allow a regime that chants ‘death to America’ to gain access to the most deadly weapons on Earth.” Pray that other nations will stop being so blind and will join the US in cancelling the lifting of trade sanctions against the evil Iranian regime
7. Another Israel Air-Strike on Iranian Missiles in Syria INN News May 8th
Syrian media reported on Tuesday evening that a number of explosions were heard south of the Syrian capital, Damascus. According to reports, Israeli planes fired missiles at Iranian targets near Damascus. Syria?s official news agency SANA said that the Syrian army intercepted two Israeli missiles fired towards a district near Damascus. “Anti-aircraft defenses intercepted two Israeli missiles launched against Kissweh and destroyed them,” said the news agency. The Israeli missiles targeted an “arms depot belonging to Hezbollah and the Iranians”.The monitor said that at least nine pro-government fighters were killed in the missile strike, including members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and other Iranian-backed combatants. Meanwhile, the Golan Regional Council announced that, in accordance with the instructions of the IDF and the Home Front Command, classes will be held as usual on Wednesday, in all educational institutions. Earlier on Tuesday evening, the army instructed councils in the Golan Heights to open and prepare missile shelters over “irregular activity by Iranian forces in Syria.” At the same time, the Education Ministry decided to cancel all school trips to the Golan Heights, following the tension on the northern border. Pray that all incoming missiles will be identified and destroyed by the Israeli anti-missile systems