|I was laying in bed, trying to go back to sleep. Suddenly I saw in my mind, a large folder. The folder opened up and in the center was a large colored map. The map had a black title at the top: 'THE BLOODY WAR OF JOEL FOR WARREN'|
1 The word of the Lord that came to Joel son of Pethuel.
An Invasion of Locusts
2 Hear this, you elders; listen, all who live in the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your days or in the days of your forefathers?
A Call to Repentance
13 Put on sackcloth, O priests, and mourn; wail, you who minister before the altar. Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you who minister before my God; for the grain offerings and drink offerings are withheld from the house of your God.
An Army of Locusts
1 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand-
Rend Your Heart
12 "Even now," declares the Lord , "return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning."
The Lord 's Answer
18 Then the Lord will be jealous for his land and take pity on his people.
The Day of the Lord
28 "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.
The Nations Judged
1 "In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
Bring down your warriors, O Lord !
12 "Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit
to judge all the nations on every side.
Blessings for God's People
17 "Then you will know that I, the Lord your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill. Jerusalem will be holy;
never again will foreigners invade her.
The Lord dwells in Zion!
|Palestinians: Israel digs a warren of tunnels under the Old City
Forwarded by Posy McMillen, Fort Worth (USA), with the following note :
More propaganda to stir the Arabs up, yet none of them bother to validate all these accusations. Minor detail, I guess. If this is true why not take journalists underground to video these tunnels.
FYI: The Arabs have themselves been excavating under the Temple Mount - - this is what has caused the bulge in the southern wall around the Temple Mount retaining wall. I guess they figure this is something they can blame the Israelis for, and the world will be dumb enough to believe.
The Jerusalem Times, 30 October, 2001
It is no coincidence that the Israelis, especially the so-called Committee against Destroying Remnants on Al-Aqsa Campus, are making noises concerning what they call the 'destruction of remnants' in the area of Al-Aqsa. What is actually happening beneath Al-Aqsa and around it, however, is an intensified Israeli effort, described by Najeh Afana, president of Al-Aqsa Heritage Committee, as the most threatening since Jerusalem was occupied in 1967.
Said Afana, "The Israelis always come up with lies to keep up busy and create new realities in secret." As president of the Heritage Committee, Afana has witnessed most of the Israeli work beneath and around the campus and other Israeli measures that altered the face of the Holy City. The most serious bit of information revealed by Afana is the digging of four tunnels underneath the ground in the Old City, which begun around three years ago. He explained, "There are four parallel tunnels connecting a warren of burrows. One tunnel extends from Jaffa Gate to Dung Gate, affording passage to Al-Buraq tunnel, known to the Israelis as 'Hashmonaim'. Another tunnel travels from Dung Gate to Herod's Gate, a third goes from Dung Gate to the Silwan Brook, and the fourth begins at Lion's Gate and reaches the Hebrew University.
"The four tunnels are meant to create a metro-like system to enable the Israelis to tighten their grip on the city. The digging will also weaken structures in the area and ultimately cause them to collapse in anticipation of the greater cause, namely, building a Jewish temple. We may awaken one day to find that they have seized a large part of Al-Aqsa, the Marwani prayer hall."
The Other Jerusalem
Afana insisted that work currently underway beneath the ground in Jerusalem is paving the way for the Israelis to build a 'new' Jerusalem. "They have already finished 25 percent of the 'other' Jerusalem. They ultimately plan to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque and especially the area of the Dome of the Rock, where a group of underground wells that have been turned into tunnels exists."
The president of the Heritage Committee continued, saying that digging has not yet reached Al-Aqsa but is halfway to the center of the courtyard. "If they are able to control the Marwani prayer hall, they would be able to cover that area very quickly."
The Southern Wall
The Israelis recently raised concern about the southern wall of Al-Aqsa, warning that it may collapse. Resident architect on the campus of Al-Aqsa, Isam Awwad, replied to Israeli warnings by saying that the construction unit at the Islamic Endowments Directorate is watching the wall closely.
Said Afana, "I personally monitor what happens in Jerusalem. The slight damage to the surface of the southern wall was caused by a structural glitch. There was a mosque in that area with a niche known as the Daoud Niche. A document said of the mosque, 'If the wind blows fiercely, move the niche to the covered area of Al-Aqsa and keep it there'. Approximately 450 years ago an earthquake destroyed that mosque; when it was rebuilt, the wall was not built properly, explaining the damage, which is non-threatening."
Afana believes in the value of keeping the Israelis busy with their own measures concerning Al-Aqsa, putting them on the defensive instead of keeping the Palestinians busy defending attempts to undertake renovation efforts they are entitled to carry out.
"I call on all Arabs and Muslims to enlighten the other side in regard to the violations against us. I must not hold a press conference to raise the issue of the southern wall, but to demand that the Israelis leave Jerusalem and remove the five checkpoints erected inside Lion's Gate and the police center there. Even our graves at Al-Rahma Cemetery have been removed to make way for [Jerusalem Mayor Ehud] Olmert. I have seen the Israelis face Al-Aqsa in their prayers. We must awaken and establish a clear strategy with short- and long-term objectives that aim to free Al Aqsa of all foreign control and liberate Jerusalem and many of our buildings and schools."
Regarding the tunnels already existing beneath Al-Aqsa campus, Afana said, "The tunnels are in fact ancient Roman aqueducts being broadened. There are maps that clearly show the aqueducts beneath the Old City. In addition, history books show a natural pathway at Daoud's Castle that leads to Dung Gate."
Afana did not conceal his concern for Al-Aqsa, describing the threat to it as "real" and more serious than ever before. Over the 24 years I have spent working at Al-Aqsa I have never known it to be in so much danger as it is right now. Just look at the difficulties we are facing in trying to renovate Al-Aqsa. The Israelis confiscate building materials headed for Al-Aqsa from time to time and place very stringent conditions on construction. In addition, they have made sure that the number of worshippers has ebbed from tens of thousands to no more than 15,000 at times.
"It would be naive to say that things at Al-Aqsa are well. In fact, the situation is very bad and the condition of the mosque is far from satisfactory. There is a scheme to appropriate the mosque, which is no longer implied but explicitly stated by Ariel Sharon.
"I am not saying the Israelis are going to control Al-Aqsa soon, but they will find a foothold in it, most likely the Marwani prayer hall. The plan calls for issuing military orders of some sort under scientific or archaeological pretenses then awaiting or causing a collapse or structural damage, which would lead them to open the entrances to the prayer hall and explain their presence in it. We must think and plan ahead and must raise issues other than the Marwani hall, such as the issue of the Faisal Gate and what is happening there and also Al-Omariyyeh. We must resist attempts to create new realities on the campus of the Noble Sanctuary."
| Entrance to the Rabbinic Tunnel. The stones from the "Master Course" built by Herod. Running to the right, is the largest of all of the known stones. Note, that even on these massive stones, the delicate "margins" and smooth "bosses!" On the left is the beginning of the long, 1115 foot [340 m.], tunnel.
Inside the Rabbinic Tunnel, at "Warren's Gate." The tunnel proceeds south (normally traffic in the tunnel progresses from south to north. The rough stones block what is known as "Warren's Gate." It is named after a famous nineteenth century Jerusalem explorer. Behind this blockage is where in the middle ages, a synagogue, called "the Cave," was located - underneath the Temple Mount area. Today, this underground space is used as a cistern. Proceeding north, one comes to the spot which is thought to be due west of where the Holy of Holies of the Temple was located
See:http://holylandphotos.org/browse.asp?ImageID=IJNTRT01&SiteID=33 for the rest of the photos and text-
INTRO: Arab nations led by Egypt are once again putting pressure on Israel over its refusal to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. And, at a United Nations conference underway in New York, Arab states are urging the United States to back a move that would isolate Israel. Correspondent Nick Simeone reports the issue is coming up at a particularly delicate time in the Middle East peace process.
TEXT: Washington may be about to find itself caught between its Middle East allies at a time when it is trying to work out the final terms of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.
Israel is one of several nations that refuse to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Arms control analysts estimate that Israel may have up to 200 nuclear weapons. Its longstanding view is that its own security is enhanced if its Arab neighbors are kept guessing about its nuclear capabilities. But at a non-proliferation conference in New York, Egypt has been leading the Arab cause in pressing the United States to support a move that would isolate Israel for its stand.
The last thing Washington wants at this delicate moment in the Arab-Israeli peace process is a showdown with Israel over the nuclear issue. For years, successive U-S administrations have angered Arab nations by taking a hands-off [EDS: non-committal] policy over Israel's undeclared nuclear potential, believing that if the region can work toward peace, the nuclear issue would be of less concern.
But Egypt's ambassador to the United Nations, Ahmed Aboulgheit, thinks this position is no longer tenable.
/// ABOULGHEIT ACT ///
We have the support of the Arab group. We have the support of the non-aligned countries. We have the understanding of the Europeans and the other permanent members. And I think the Americans today are coming to recognize that this is a situation that they have to face, and being factual is not a matter that would be detrimental to anybody.
/// END ACT ///
Israel's undeclared nuclear capability is such a sensitive issue that the Clinton Administration doesn't want to talk about it -- at least not on the record. But privately, one official agreed with the Egyptian view, saying it's going to be very hard down the road to overlook Israel's nuclear potential if the world wants to keep countries like Iraq under sanctions for trying to go nuclear as well.
Experts on the Middle East, like Georgetown University professor Anthony Cordesman, believe it's long past time that Israel be made to account for its own nuclear program.
/// CORDESMAN ACT ///
There's a well-established body of literature, much of it by Israeli experts, on the Israeli nuclear program. Pretending it doesn't exist really doesn't help regional stability at this point.
/// END ACT ///
Israel has never acknowledged having nuclear weapons, despite the mounting evidence that it does. There's a good reason for that, beyond deterrence, says Luke Warren, an analyst at the Washington-based Council for a Livable World.
/// WARREN ACT ///
If Israel declares it has nuclear weapons, then by U-S law, we automatically have to impose military and economic sanctions on them. So to a large degree, Israel is walking a line of not confirming and not denying so that they don't draw automatic U-S repercussions. It's like Taiwan not declaring independence against China even though technically they pretty much are.
/// END ACT ///
But by not addressing Israel's nuclear capabilities, experts like Anthony Cordesman don't see how any real progress can be made on non-proliferation issues in the Middle East.
/// CORDESMAN ACT ///
At present, by not being able to talk about Israel's nuclear program, you can't talk about any aspect of arms control. The American viewpoint should be frankly to block proliferation regardless of what country is involved.
/// END ACT ///
And that's precisely what U-S policy is. It's just that U-S officials will not go as far as singling out Israel in public, letting Arab allies do it instead. (SIGNED)
05-May-2000 13:27 PM EDT (05-May-2000 1727 UTC)
Source: Voice of America
|Egypt said Israel should join the nuclear non-proliferation treaty
Egypt-Israel, Politics, 4/10/2002
Egypt said Israel should join the nuclear non-proliferation treaty NPT and all its nuclear establishments should be under international inspection.
The five nuclear powers should take necessary steps to force Israel into joining NPT.
In its statement to Preparatory Session for NPT review, ambassador Mahmoud Mubarak, Assistant Foreign Minister for International Affairs and Egypt's delegate to the conference, called for international support for Egypt's initiative for middle east free of mass destruction weapons.
The statement explains Egyptian efforts to achieve a world free of mass destruction weapon.
From: D@ xxx
Reading the post that mentions Joel made me think of and experience that I had back in Feb. 1984. Maybe you might understand this after reading..okay...I walked into the back door of the mobile home which led right into my bedroom. I stepped inside then all of a sudden I had to stop in mid tracks. I went totally blank in my eyesight I could not see nothing around me and I was reaching out and wondering what in the world is going on.
All of a sudden I saw me in what appeared to be a movie theater and me sitting there in a seat watching the screen. I then saw a woman I knew running, and trying to get away from some beast like being chasing her. I wanted to help but there was nothing I could do. The next scene, I am in outer space walking over the planets in line, and if you look at a screen I am walking to the right. I was stunned, and looking all around me and looking downward etc..going basically WHOA! I then am standing in front of the light wearing a Knights outfit standing on the right, if also looking at the screen with a Bridesmaid to the left and then there was a book, and then from the light came forth a pair of hands that reached out pushing the knight and the bridesmaid together.
From that point after being pushed together stood the knight and then the knight held up the sword to the light then brought the sword to the forehead then the heart. The knight then turned and walked away as to face the battle.
After this point my eyes could see everything that in the room..I was stunned by this experience and wanted desperately to write about. Exactly 2 weeks to the day I wrote about it..the date on which the poem was written was 2-29 yes it was leap year that year..Now you might wonder what this has to do with the book of Joel, well go to that sec. Joel 2 and go to 2:29 but also go back and count 2 weeks backwards and read those scriptures and tell me what you think of it..read from 2:14 to 2:15 up to the end..and tell me what it is that you see!
this poem below was not the one that was written on 2/29 but this is one poem that was written later on about that experience.
Walking through the universe
I as you now know am the Knight..if you shall seek then shall you find the love shining through the soul, spirit, heart and mind, the marriage of Christ to God with you..