compiled by Dee Finney


The Dream: 9-24-06 -  I was in a house taking care of my many children. I was in the midst of getting ready to do laundry. 


I walked out onto the balcony where it overlooked the valley below, and on the balcony, getting ready to fall off was a young boy, a similar age to my own sons. He was dressed in a heavy sweater over a light shirt and dark pants. He looked hungry and ill and he intimated he had run away from home.  He had been on the road a long time, and he needed clean clothes, so I asked him if he wanted to take a bath or shower and took him to our shower room.


Meanwhile, I went to my son's closet to find him something clean to wear, and the closet was empty - just empty hangars hung there.


So I went to my own room and opened the sweater drawer, which was full of beautiful sweaters. I thought to give him my best sweater, which was light blue with a complicated knitted pattern, but I knew it was too large for him.

The scene switched and I was now in a place that looked like a nightclub - many years had past and this young boy was now an old man with white hair.  He came out onto the stage, singing a song like Dean Martin.  He sang, "I dreamed I was a kitten, standing 6 feet tall,"  and the beautiful dancers came out onto the dance floor between him and me, and all I could see was the beautiful swirling gowns of the women.

The dream then went pixelated like a digital camera does when its deleting a photo, and the whole dream evaporated and I woke up.

5-11-04 - DREAM - I was working in a huge underground garage. My Supervisor was the 'Onan"  (the second son of Judah) who rode a huge white horse and a beautiful steed. He had a boss with an even bigger title


{Onan was the second son of Judah. After his elder brother, Er, had died an unnatural premature death, Onan married Er's widow, Tamar. Onan failed to carry out his obligation of siring children in his brother's name, and died suddenly, his death being attributed to God's action. Genesis 38.4, 8-10; 46.12; Numbers 26.19; 1 Chronicles 2.3 .  Judah, left his brothers and family home after they sold Joseph and told their Jacob that he was killed. He `went down’ (Gen. 38:1) to Adullam and marries a Canaanite woman (like his Uncle Esau). Given his feelings of guilt perhaps his father’s excessive mourning was more than he could bear. He becomes the father of three sons. The eldest Er  (1) marries Tamar, but God makes him die for an unstated offense. Then Judah has his second son Onan (2) marry Tamar as is his duty under ancient law to his brother’s childless widow. (is a Levirite marriage available to a non Jewish women?) `But Onan, knowing that the line would not count as his, spilled his seed on the ground every time he slept with his brother's wife to avoid providing offspring for his brother’ (38:9) a dereliction of family duty. God then makes him die. Nothing is said of Judah mourning these sons – perhaps a reaction to his own father’s excessive mourning. He is however protective of his youngest and last remaining son, Shelah. Judah, leery of Tamar, suggests that she wait to marry the third son until Shelah, a young boy, matures. Tamar understands why Onan died and perhaps also why Er died, but out of respect for Judah does not tell him. Thus she allows him to believe the deaths are her fault and not his children’s. Judah sends her home to her father. }


NOTE: Joe Mason knew immediately what this was about, and he told me the story of Tamar of the Bible and her two sons, Pharez and Zerah, who were the sons of Judah. Then he told me the story of Joseph, the son of Jacob.  Joseph was the 11th son and Benjamin was the last son and was the only full blood brother to Joseph.  His mothers name was Tamar

Pharez and Zerah born to Judah,

The name "Zarah" appears in two King James Bible verses: Gen. 38:30; 46:12. In other Bible translations this name is spelled "Zerah."

  1. Twin brother of Perez; son of Judah and Tamar (Genesis 38:30; 46:12; Numbers 26:20; 1 Chronicles 2:4-6); Matthew 1:3). Called "Zara" in the King James Version of Matt. 1:3). In Numbers 26:20, his tribe is called the Zarhites (Zerhites). He was the father of five sons: Zimri, Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara.

Pharez (Phares / Perez)

Meaning: breakthrough; breach; bursting forth

He was a father, and the elder of twin sons of Judah (Neh. 11:4). His mother was Judah's daughter-in-law, Tamar. He was conceived as part of a revengeful deception. (Gen. 38:29; 46:12)

From him the royal line of David sprang (Ruth 4:12, 18-22). He is in the genealogy of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:3; Luke 3:33).

"The chief of all the captains of the host" was of the children of Perez (1 Chr. 27:3; Matt. 1:3).

Four hundred and sixty-eight of his "sons" came back from captivity with Zerubbabel, who himself was one of them (1 Chr. 9:4; Neh. 11:6).

Tephi, queen of Tara and Gibraltar.

(daughter of king Zedekiah of Jerusalem,
from the line of king David who slew Goliath)

Teia Tephi became the queen of Ireland on the 21st of June in 583 B.C. and was later wrongfully deified as a mythical goddess called Bo / Bovinda, which is why over the passage of time she became lost in the realms of myth and fantasy, ceasing to be remembered as the real flesh and blood queen, who came to Ireland from Jerusalem, that she really was. She was, like the Irish people, descended from the Jacob who had his name changed by God to Israel at Bethel, where he set up a stone pillar he had used as a pillow, that he anointed with oil and also named Bethel (House of God) along with the place where it happened, as is recorded in the Book of Genesis in the Bible.

Jacob-Israel had twelve sons, who fathered the Twelve Tribes of Israel, the fifth of whom was called Dan and he fathered the Tuatha de Danaan (the Tribe of Dan), from whom the Irish and Danish people are descended. The eleventh of Jacob’s twelve sons was called Joseph, to whom Jacob/Israel gave the famous "Coat of Many Colours". Israel’s fourth son, Judah from whom the Jews claim descent and who sold his brother Joseph into slavery in Egypt, had twin sons called Zarah and Pharez, as is recorded in The Old Testament Book of Genesis chapter 38:27-30 of The Holy Bible.

When Judah’s twins were about to be born, the midwife; who knew that there were twins in the womb; had prepared herself with a scarlet cord to mark the firstborn. Today the same thing is done with a plastic name-tag placed around a baby’s wrist. Zarah (meaning ‘Scarlet’ in Hebrew) put his hand out of the womb first and the midwife tied the scarlet cord around his wrist to identify him as the firstborn. He then pulled his hand back into the womb and his twin brother Pharez was born first, thereby breaching his brother Zarah’s birthright and so he was named Pharez which means ‘Breach’ in Hebrew.

Contrary to the commonly-held belief that all Israelites are Jews and before anyone jumps to the wrong conclusion that therefore the Danites are Jews, I must explain that the word Jew and Israelite are not synonymous and do not mean the same or refer to the same people, no matter what your dictionary might say. They refer to two related but different peoples, as any honest and well-informed
rabbi. will admit and studying a Bible will confirm.

Long before the birth of Teia Tephi; back in 997 B.C. under David’s grandson Rehoboam, the son of Solomon; the twelve tribes of Israel fell-out with each other and split-up into two separate kingdoms, with two separate kings and they lived side by side but in two separate countries, called Israel and Judaea. The twelve tribes divided into the ten-tribed "House of Israel" who lived in Israel in the northern section of the Holy Land under king Jeroboam and the two-tribed "House of Judah" who lived in Judaea, in the South of the Holy Land, under the sovereignty of Solomon’s son, king Rehoboam.

The Northern kingdom was called Israel and its capital city was Samaria. The Southern kingdom was called Judaea and its capital was Jerusalem. The tribe of Dan was one of the ten tribes of the northern ten-tribed kingdom called Israel and those ten tribes are the same tribes who later became the "Ten Lost Tribes of Israel", so the Danites are therefore Israelites who are not Jewish.

The Jewish people claim their descent from the two-tribed "House of Judah" (Jew-dah), hence their name Jew. All true racial Jews are Israelites but not all Israelites are Jews. Just as, for example, all Scottish people are British but not all of the British people are Scottish.

Returning now to the story; Pharez, having taken the birthright from his brother Zarah, carried the tribal (family) name of Judah, from which came king David, the shepherd boy who slew the giant Goliath with a stone from his sling and became king of Israel. The Royal line of David descends from Pharez and their emblem is an amber/golden lion, rampant, with a crown on its head.

The descendants of his brother, Zarah of the ‘Red Hand’, having lost the Birthright, went into exile and migrated to Heberia (now known as Iberia or Spain). There they built the city of Zaragoza. Zaragoza (originally Zarah-gassa) means the "Stronghold of Zarah" and the city is still called Zaragoza today, even though the Israelites’ traditional enemy, Babylon and Rome, invaded Heberia and drove the Zarahites out to the northern coastlands of Spain. From there many of them fled across the water to Ireland (Hebernia – the Hebrews’ new-land and the Hebrides - Hebrew’s Isles). Some of their descendants migrated from Ireland to Scotland, and, once there, decided to use their own Judah Zarah version of the Judahite emblem, which is the red lion rampant, just as Judah Pharez use the amber lion rampant (rampant is a word used in heraldry. and it means that an animal is shown standing-up on its back legs, on a coat-of-arms).


"Judah is a lion's whelp." - Gen. 49:9

"Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of his father's house." - Num. 2:2

"In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah." - Num. 10:14.

 The Red Lion

The Royal Standard of England
, from "Symbols of our Celto-Saxon Heritage" by W.H. Bennett, published by Canadian British-Israel Association, 1361 Ouelette Avenue, Windsor, Ontario N8X 1J7, Canada.

F.R.A. Glover: It will not have escaped the attention of the least observant, that, in the National Flag, called the Royal Standard, which is the Blazon of the National Arms, in the upper and outer quartering of that Ensign, there is a Lion Rampant, red, on a Golden Ground.

That Lion is the Lion of Scotland, incorporated, according to the Rules of Heraldry, into the Arms and Standard of England from the time that James VI. of Scotland, inheriting by his English Descent the Realm of England, united the Two Crowns.

How that Eastern Tropical Beast, a Lion, came to be the Blazon of a Country lying so far West as Scotland, and in the Icy North, the following extract from Campion's Historie of Ireland, p. 32, in Spenser's Publication, will declare,-

First therefore came from Ireland Fergusius, the Son of Ferchardus; a man very famous for his skill in blazoning of armes. Himselfe bore the Red Lyon, rampant in a Golden Field (John Major, lib. 2, cap.1 ). There was in Ireland a monument of marble, fashioned like a throne; and .. because he deemed the finding thereof to be ominous to some kingdome, he brought it along with him and layde it up in the country for a Jewell. This marble Fergusius obtained towards the prospering of his voyage, and in Scotland he left it, which they used many years after, in Coronation of their kings at Scone."

Thus, it will be seen, that the Lion of Scotland was, in reality, the Lion of Ireland: and, as the Lion is no more an Irish than a Scottish wild beast, it is evidently an importation to that Country from the East: further, as having been associated, as is seen above, by Fergus with the National and Family Stone, it is clear that he must have considered it equally as the Family and National Standard.

The Harp became the National Standard of Ireland, only from the time of Henry VIII (Ledwich, 232), in order to commemorate his election as king of Ireland by the common assent of the Irish Princes. They were no less glad than the English, to be rid of the unseemly intrusions of the Bishop of Rome; and they thus expressed their gratitude to the doughty king. However deservedly reprobated for his tyranny in other matters, the king was a great favourite with the Chief Princes in Ireland; who willingly recognized his authority and kingship, and did homage to him, accordingly, as King of Ireland.

Up to this time it would seem that the Irish had no common or National Standard; for, "in an ancient Roll of Arms preserved by Leland (Collectanea 616), of the age of Hen. III., giving the bearings of most European Princes, we find the Arms of Wales, of Scotland, and the little Isle of Man, but not a word of Ireland." (Ledwich's Antiquities, p.232).

The cause of this might have been, that the English considered their Arms as the Arms of the English Pale; and would have felt it to be untrue as well as impolitic, to give any blazon of any of the then existing Irish kings, as the Arms of Ireland.

But, as Fergus had taken the Lion Rampant with him to Scotland as a proper accompaniment to the National Stone, which he, possibly, held to have had some talismanic virtue, it is evident that he thought that that Standard was the Standard of his Race; and we may, therefore, very well believe that he felt it to be the Standard of his nationality also.

That this Irish Lion was the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, introduced into Ireland by the Prophet Jeremiah at the same time that the Stone from the East and the Seed Royal were introduced, there is no need to affirm. Of the probability of such a deed on the part of the Prophet, others are as well capable of judging as he who writes. It is very evident, that an Eastern Beast, never indigenous to these countries, was once the Standard of Ireland, or of the Reigning Family of Ireland; and that that goes to establish the fact of a connexion of that Family with the East: and further, that this Figure of a Lion Rampant, is the Ensign of the Hebrew Tribe of Judah; which concurrence tends much to show the likelihood of a Hebrew connexion between Ireland and the East. Certainly, whatever be the ancient facts of the case, this Irish connexion has been the means of introducing and maintaining, in constant display, on the National Keep of Royalty, over the anointed Head of this United Empire, the Blazon identical with the Standard of the Tribe of Judah. This may indicate what has been suggested, or it may mean nothing. It may be accident, and not Providence. It certainly ties Ireland to the East, .. to those of the East who bad a Lion Rampant for their Standard. And the son of Jesse had a Lion Rampant for his Standard. And if there be any reason to imagine that Jeremiah, in the exercise of his office and mission "to plant and to build" the kingdom of Judah, for the perpetuation of the Sceptre thereof, and the continuation of the Throne of David, set up any mark of Jewish Nationality and Descent, what badge would he have brought and left as the mark and sign of that Monarchy, but the old well-known and prophetically inspired Standard of the Race he represented?

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From: "England, the Remnant of Judah, and the Israel of Ephraim", written by F.R.A. Glover, M.A., Chaplain to the Consulate at Cologne. Published by Rivingtons, London, 1861. Based on research commenced in 1844.

Judah's Sceptre and Joseph's Birthright
The Veil Lifted from the Abrahamic Nations

Chapter 8
Egypt-Israelitish and Anglo-Saxon Emblems

"Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a coat of many colors." (Gen. 37:3)

A souvenir of this coat of many colors which Jacob made for Joseph is still found in the many-colored plaid, as worn by the Scotch Highlanders, not only at home, but by Highlander societies, which exist in nearly every large Anglo-Saxon city. The use of this van-colored plaid, and the custom of wearing it, can be traced as far back as the Scottish people have any history, and yet its origin among them is unknown; that is, it was unknown until they began to know that they were the descendants of Joseph.

Also, once upon a time, the Gileadites were at war with Ephraim-Israel,

"and the Gileadites took the passages of Jordan before the Ephraimites; and it was so, that when those Ephraimites which were escaped said, Let me go over; that the men of Gilead said unto them, Art thou an Ephraimite? If he said, Nay; then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth, and he said, Sibboleth; for he could not frame to pronounce it right. " (Judges 12:5-6)

The Ephraimites seem to have had trouble to pronounce the letter h, and many of Ephraim's people still have trouble with their h's, especially the modern "Cockney."

The Gileadites seem to have worsted Israel in this war to which we have referred, but, according to prophecy, there was to come a time when Ephraim would nevermore be conquered by a Gentile nation. And it must have been to this end that the Lord told the islands to keep silent, "until my people renew their strength." For of this same people, this Israel that is dwelling in the isles, the Lord says:
"Behold, all that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded; they that strive against thee shall perish; they shall be as nothing. Thou shalt seek them, even them that contended with thee; they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of naught. For I, the Lord thy God, will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord," (Isa. 41:11-14).

When Balak, the king of Moab, hired Balaam to curse Israel, and he could not, but was compelled by the Lord to bless Israel, he said:

"God brought him forth out of Egypt; he [Israel] hath, as it were, the strength of an UNICORN; he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his ARROWS. He crouched, he lay down as a lion, and as a GREAT LION. Who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee," (Num. 24:8-9).

Now, it is a most remarkable fact that two of these racial emblems, the LION and the UNICORN, which were given to Israel with that compulsory blessing, are in the coat-of-arms of Great Britain. This insignia, or national seal, is, in part, the "Harp of David," which was brought to the isles by Dan and Simeon, with the Unicorn reared on one side and the Great Lion on the other. The Lion is both Judah's and Israel's, so also is the Unicorn not only Israel's, but Joseph's, and yet in a special sense it belongs to Ephraim, because he had the precedence in birthright. Thus Moses, on the day of his death, while he was reiterating and enlarging upon the prophecies and promises made by Jacob to each of the tribal heads, said, concerning the blessings of Joseph:

"His glory is like the firstling of his Bullock, and his horns are like the horns of Unicorns; with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth; and they are the tens of thousands of Ephraim (the thousands of each of the ten tribes) and the thousands (of the one tribe) of Manasseh." (Deut. 33:17)

The English have not only the lion and the unicorn, but they have also that which to them may mean only a circle divided into four quarters. Still it is really a reproduction of Ephraim's cake, for the four quarterings are made by a cross. ( See Below) In one of these quarterings is David's harp, and in each of the other three are young lions.

Ephraim's Cake (Lion/Unicorn)
Ephraim's Cake (Lion/Unicorn)

That Manasseh was a separate tribe is known from the following: "There was also a lot of the tribe of Manasseh, for he was the first-born of Joseph," (Joshua 17:1). Also the following:

"For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim; therefore, they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with their suburbs," (Joshua 14:4).

Thus was the land divided by lot as the Lord commanded,

"But unto the tribe of Levi (the priests) Moses gave not any inheritance; the Lord God of Israel was their inheritance." (Jos. 13:33)

Thus with Joseph's two tribes, which was his promised "double portion," there were thirteen tribes in Israel, and only twelve divisions of the land, so the Levites could have no land inheritance; but they had the Lord, which was far better, and they were allowed to eat the meat of sacrifice from off the holy altar.

But Manasseh was not only a separate tribe, but as a partaker of the birthright blessing, he and Ephraim were to grow together until they became a multitude in the midst of the earth; then he was to be separated from his brethren, and become a great nation. This is the reason of the prophecy,

"Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well [literally by the water], whose branches run over the wall." (Gen. 49:22).

Thus God said:

"Let the blessing come upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren." (Deut. 33:16)

Since there are thirteen tribes in Israel, and since Ephraim and Manasseh were adopted after all the rest were born, and Ephraim is counted for Joseph, or rather that they are counted interchangeably, there is no other chance for Manasseh, numerically speaking, but that he is number thirteen. Now, it is a significant fact, that when Manasseh separated from Ephraim -- when the people who have become a great nation separated from those who have become a company of nations, because their branches have continued to run over the wall -- he, Manasseh, or America, had just thirteen states, and that thirteen is the prominent number in all the emblems and heraldry of the land.

National Seal of United States of America
National Seal of the United States of America
"He also shall become a People, and he also shall be Great"
Genesis 48:19

The first national flag of those original United States had thirteen Stars and thirteen Bars. The bars symbolize the Union, and the constellation of thirteen stars was intended to symbolize the nation formed of thirteen independent states.

In this, the Great Seal of our country, as represented above, we have the arms and crest of the United States of America. We would first call your attention to the fact that the eagle is holding in what is called the "Dexter" talon an Olive Branch. In the fourteenth chapter of Hosea, that prophet, who has so much to say about lost Ephraim-Israel, we have the following:

"O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God; I will heal their backslidings; I will love them freely; for mine anger is turned away from him . . . I will be as the dew to Israel; he shall grow like the lily [the national flower of Egypt], and cast forth his roots as Lebanon [royal cedar]. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the OLIVE tree. Ephraim will say, What have I to do any more with idols?" (Hosea 14:1, 4-6, 8)

Ephraim is the representative of the house of Joseph, and we have placed this Scripture before our readers that they may see that the Olive tree is among the insignia of the birthright family, and that it is here represented as belonging to one of the Branches of the birthright kingdom, and since the birthright is Joseph's, it is the Olive Branch of Joseph which has been placed in the "Coat of Arms" of Manasseh, the thirteenth tribe in Israel, who has now fulfilled the prophecy of becoming a great nation.

Still this fact, if it stood alone, might not mean so much, but in the other talon, which is called the "Sinister," is a "Bundle of thirteen Arrows," which represents the nation individually and collectively prepared for war. It is marvelous that the Olive Branch should have been made our official insignum of Peace, and that the Arrows should have been made by law to represent the War Power of the country, for the Arrows were in the heraldry of Israel, as well as the Unicorn and Lion, when Balaam was compelled to bless instead of curse them. Also, the Josephites were Bow-men, and Jacob, after speaking of Joseph and his branches, said,

"The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him. But his Bow (munitions of war) abode in strength, and the Arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob," (Gen. 49:23-24).

It is a well-known, and much-rejoiced-over fact that the Bow of the United States, which has sent her Arrows into the ranks of her enemies, has always abode in strength, and that both her chief men and people have always said: "God has helped us."

When Israel marched through the wilderness, she had four standards that were called "Camp Standards." One of these was on the north, one on the east, one on the south, and one on the west. But there were, besides these, a family standard or ensign for each tribe. Hence the Lord commanded saying:

"Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house; afar off about the tabernacle shall they pitch," (Num. 2:2).

The object of the camp standards was, that when the time came to camp or pitch their tents for the night, the three tribes which belonged to each of these four camp standards might gather to them. The compilers of our reference Bibles understood this, hence they have given the references to the four living creatures of Ezekiel 1:10 as follows:

"As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a Man (Num. 2:10)
and the face of a Lion (Num. 2:3), on the right side;
and they four had the face of an Ox (Num. 2:18) on the left side;
they four also had the face of an Eagle," (Num. 2:25.)

The reference to the Lion reads:

"And on the east side, toward the rising of the sun, shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies." (Num. 2:3)

It was dying Jacob who gave the Lion to Judah as the ensign of his royal house, in the following:

"Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up; he stooped down, he crouched as a lion, and as an old [Lawbee -- old, great, stout] lion, who shall rouse him up?" (Gen. 49:9)

Oh! this is truly wonderful, for, mark this, when his race was young Judah as a Lion's Whelp took a leap with Dan from Palestine to the isles, and now he is there as an Old Lion, and the question is, "Who shall rouse him up?

The fact that we find Judah's Lion with the Unicorn of Ephraim-Israel in the national seal of the Brith-ish, or covenant, people is another evidence that the royal remnant of the Judo-Davidic house found their way to Ephraim-Israel at the time of the uprooting of the Pharez line, who was then, as now, living in the isles of the northwest. And it is also another evidence that the Saxon nations are the nations of Israel upon whom "lighted" the Divine word, who is also "The Lion of the Tribe of Judah."

The reference from the Ox in Ezekiel is as follows: "On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies." (Num. 2:18). Here again we have the representative of Joseph, the birthright holder, of whom Moses said: "His glory is like the firstling of his Bullock." (Deut. 33:17). The Hebrew word that is here translated bullock is the same as that in Ezekiel 1:10, which is rendered Ox. In fact, there is but one word in the Hebrew (shur, or shour) for ox, bull, or cow. But the above shows us that the family ensign of Joseph was a bovine. This is the reason for such expressions as, "Ephraim is an heifer that is taught," (Hosea 10:11) and "Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer." (Hosea 4:16). It was also because of this fact that, when Jeroboam, of the house of Joseph, wanted to make idols which would be attractive to Ephraim-Israel, he made two calves; i.e., a bullock and a heifer. The Unicorn of Israel is now in the national insignia of that people, but the family ensign still clings to them as a national nickname; i.e., "John Bull."

Thus far it is clear that the Lion of Ezekiel's vision was the camp standard of Judah, which was on the east; and that the Ox of his vision was the ensign of the family of Joseph, which was with Ephraim in the west. As we continue to investigate the signification of these four living creatures we find that the reference to the Eagle reads as follows: "The standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north side of their armies" (Num. 2:25). We have already shown, while explaining Ezekiel's riddle concerning the pulling down of him that was high, and the exaltation of him that was low, that the Eagle was, at that time, the ensign of the tribe of Dan; but since that time they have used the Leaping Lion's Whelp, with the serpent's tail, and the Eagle, like everything else that pertains to national Israel, has fallen to the birthright family, and is now the national ensign of the thirteenth tribe of Israel, the people of which are not only the descendants of Manasseh, the first-born of Joseph, but they also compose the firstborn nation out of the "MANY NATIONS," which were promised to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph, and whose ensign Eagle holds in his beak a scroll upon which is written their national motto, "E Pluribus Unum," which has thirteen letters, and means "One out of MANY."

Therefore, concerning a certain land which is in-dwelt by a portion of Israel, we have the following:

"Ho (or Hail, not Woe, as in the King James version of the Scriptures) to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: that sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying: Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning [note that] hitherto a nation meted out [measured out by a time of prophecy, which is called the times of the Gentiles] and trodden down, whose [home, or ancient] land the RIVERS [ "Now, therefore, behold the Lord bringeth upon them (Israel) the WATERS of the RIVER, strong and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory; and he shall come up over all his (Israel's) channels, and go over all his banks," (Isaiah 18:8-7) ] have spoiled! All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he [that nation shadowed with wings] lifteth up an ensign." (Isaiah 18:8-7, 18:1-3)

We have thus parenthesized Isa. 18:8-7 with Isa. 18:1-3, that our readers may know that this land which had set up an ensign of outstretched wings was a land in which Israelites were dwelling, for it was the king of Assyria, who came up against Ephraim-Israel, overflowed his land, and led him into captivity. Prior to this, Moab had once held Israel in derision, and the Lord, in condemning their arrogance, said:

"He [Israel] shall fly as an Eagle, and spread his wings over Moab," (Jer. 48:40).

No wings except those which are spread out can be shadowing wings, and the Shadowing wings of Israel's Spread Eagle are in the ensign of the United States of America. Hence, America is the land shadowed by wings of which Isaiah wrote, whose ambassadors cross the sea in vessels of bulrushes, or, literally, of caldrons which absorb water; i. e., the modern steamship.

The Shield, or escutcheon, which is borne on the breast of the Spread Eagle, has thirteen pieces, called pales, or paleways, which comes from the same word as palings or pickets. These thirteen paleways are united by one at the top. The Lord said to Abraham: "I am thy Shield." (Gen. 15:1)

On the national seal of America, the "Great People," above the shadowing wings and the scroll, is a Cloud emitting rays of Glory. "Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel . . . and behold the Glory of the Lord appeared in the Cloud." (Ex. 16:10). To our fathers that glory Cloud was significant of the presence of Jehovah. That Glory Cloud, which hung over Israel, guided those who had but just escaped from the Egyptian bondage, and it stood between them and their enemies. But this is not all, for this Cloud of our American heraldry surrounds what is called "The Constellation."

The Great Pyramid (Reverse Side of America's National Seal)
The Great Pyramid
(Reverse Side of America's National Seal)

This constellation is a group of thirteen stars, or planets, on a field of azure sky, which is exactly the same number of planets that appeared on the azure sky in the dream of Joseph, which drove him into separation from his brethren.

Any one of these features in the blazonry of our nation might have been a coincidence, but when we see that there is not a single feature, but that which is Josephic and Israelitish, it is simply astounding. But when we turn our face upon the reverse side of that great national seal we are overwhelmed, for there stands the Great Pyramid of Egypt, which is one of the two great monuments of Egypt, the birthplace of Ephraim and Manasseh, the Egypto-Israelitish sons of Joseph, the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham. And, marvel of marvels! The national Crest of England has that other great monument of Egypt, the Sphinx, on its reverse side. Thus do the people of Great Britain and the United States of America, the Brother nations, by that which speaks louder than words, for signs are arbitrary, say that they are the offsprings of the Egypto-Israelitish holders of the Abrahamic birthright.

The people of the United States made this declaration by that which was made a law on Thursday, June 20, 1782, for on that day the ensign which bears those shadowing wings of Israel, together with the Heraldry of Joseph, became a law among us. Also over the pyramid on the reverse side of the Great Seal of America is another thirteen-lettered motto, which, of course is not only lawful, but also national; i.e., "Annuit Coeptis," -- "He [the Lord] hath prospered our undertakings." This also is Josephic, for we read,

"The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man." (Gen. 39:2)

"The Lord was with him [Joseph], and that which he did the Lord made it to prosper" (Gen. 39:23).

Those who understand the Cabala and the arith mography of the Scriptures, it is known that the number thirteen is significant of rebellion, but all that we can say about it here is that the first time this number occurs in the Bible it is with reference to Rebellion (Gen. 14:4). Surely that people whose characteristic number is thirteen did rebel in 1776, and prospered in it, too. They also prospered in 1814, in another little affair concerning the acquisition of a vast stretch of territory known as Louisiana.

This people have also had rebellion within their own borders, and it is a remarkable fact that, although thirteen was not the number of states in the Confederacy, the Confederate Congress, in 1863, formally adopted a battle flag for the Confederacy, and also a Confederate flag. The Battle Flag was a white field with a blue cross of this (X) shape, in which there were thirteen stars. The flag for the Confederacy was white, with a red field in the Dexter chief corner, bearing this same (X) cross with its thirteen stars. Here again is both rebellion and the birthright cross of the house of Joseph. In his struggle the government also prospered, and it was essential that it should thus prosper, not only in this case, but also in the others of which we have spoken, in order to fulfill a prophecy concerning one feature of their history, namely:

"Shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. . . . Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to undo the heavy burdens, and let the OPPRESSED GO FREE, and that YE break every yoke?" (Isaiah 58:1, 6).

These are the reasons for which Our Race go to war. England freed her slaves in 1838 and America freed hers in 1861.

It has often been said that brothers would quarrel. Judah and Ephraim did, and so have Ephraim and Manasseh; and the troubles to which we have thus far alluded have been family affairs. When it comes to these family difficulties, that one will always conquer which must do so in order to fulfill the word of God. But when it comes to war with non-Israelitish nations, whether it be to undo heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, to break the yoke of slavery, or for whatever reason, then the Israel of which we speak will always succeed. For it is of literal, fleshly, Joseph Israel, of whom also is spiritual Israel, of whom it is said: "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper." (Isaiah 54:17). And also the following:

"The remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the sheep [margin: goats]; who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off," (Micah. 5:8-9).

It was in fulfillment of these promises that Napoleon, the hitherto victor, bit the dust at Waterloo. It was in fulfillment of these promises that the American fleet entered Manila Bay, and destroyed tile enemy's fleet with the loss of only seven men. It was in fulfillment of these words of Divine truth that the American fleet destroyed the Spanish fleet in Cuban waters and lost only one man. It was that these promises might be fulfilled that Sam Houston, with only seven hundred and fifty raw recruits, fought the decisive battle against the Mexican army at San Jacinto, April 21st, 1836, in which he annihilated the Mexicans at one blow, killing six hundred and fifty, capturing three hundred and fifty, and putting the rest to flight, and yet losing only eight men and twenty-five wounded. But space forbids to tell of the many similar cases.

When the children of Israel were singing unto the Lord over the victory he had given them by destroying the armies of Pharaoh, they said:

"Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them they sank as lead in the mighty waters. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the mighty ones? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praise, doing wonders?" (Ex. 15:10-11)

In the forty-first chapter of Isaiah, where the Lord says to Israel in the isles, "They that WAR against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of naught," (Isaiah 41:12) he also says:

"Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them." (Isaiah 41:16)

One fulfillment of this promise was the destruction of the "Invincible Spanish Armada," when they went against the English in 1588, concerning which the American Cyclopedia gives the following:

"The Spanish Armada sailed May 29, but a storm compelled it to return; and it was not till the end of July that the two fleets met and joined in battle near the English coast. After a series of actions that lasted several days, the Spaniards were utterly routed, the elements assisting the English."

The underscores are ours, as we wish to call your attention to how the Lord helped. This Armada consisted of 130 vessels all told, and was unequaled in its time. Israel in the isles had not yet fully renewed their strength. The history continues,

"Having left Lisbon for Corunna for stores, May 29, 1588, the fleet was dispersed by a violent storm, and, though all the ships joined at Corunna with the exception of four, they were considerably shattered, and had to be repaired. Reports having reached England that the armament was completely disabled, the government ordered its own ships to be laid up; but Lord Howard, the admiral, opposed this order, set sail for Corunna, learned the truth, and on his return continued warlike preparations. Soon after, being informed that the Armada had hove in sight, he weighed anchor, and as it passed Plymouth, July 31, stood out in its rear and opened a destructive fire. "

" Having the windward position, and being greatly superior in speed, he was able to inflict serious damage without loss to himself. All the way along the channel the English followed the Armada with the same tactics, taking advantage of the changing winds, harassing the Spaniards, capturing two or three of their best vessels, and yet keeping all the while virtually out of reach. The Spaniards proceeded toward the coast of Flanders, keeping as close together as possible . . . Off Calais the Armada cast anchor, waiting for the Duke of Parma's fleet to come out of the Flemish harbors; but Parma had nothing but unarmed barges, and could not come out until the Armada had beaten off the Anglo-Dutch blockading squadron. Driving the Spaniards out of Calais roads by means of fire ships, Aug. 8, Howard and Drake now forced them toward the Flemish coast, with the purpose of getting them into the North Sea and cutting off their communications with Dunkirk. "

" The battle began at daybreak off Gravelines, and lasted till dark. The Spaniards were completely defeated. Several of their largest ships were lost, and 40,000 men were killed, and probably at least as many were wounded. It was impossible either to return to Calais or to reach the Duke of Parma. Their provisions were nearly exhausted, and the English fleet, apparently little injured, still hovered on their weather beam. It was imperative that they should return to Spain for fresh stores. The passage through the channel being closed by the English fleet, the Spaniards, now counting 120 vessels, undertook to round Scotland and Ireland. But in the neighborhood of the Orkneys they were dispersed by a storm. Some of them foundered. About thirty were afterward wrecked on the west coast of Ireland. Those of the crews who escaped to shore were generally killed, and it was calculated that about 14,000 thus perished. "

Remember, these historic and cyclopedic writers are not supposed to know that God has said that, in order to defend his birthright people, he would send a wind to carry away this so-called "Invincible Armada," and a whirlwind to scatter them. Hence their testimony is all the more striking. Surely the people of modern Israel, who dwell in the Isles, might also sing unto the Lord, saying:

"Thou didst blow with thy wind, and carried them (their enemies) away, and the whirlwind did scatter them. Who is like the Lord, glorious in holiness, fearful in praise, doing wonders?" (Isaiah 41:16).

Truly, Jesus has well said:

"If I have told you of earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly [spiritual] things." (John 3:12)


Still we call to our God of old;
God of the "far off" Isaac line;
Our God, whose word doth make us bold
To claim our heritage divine.
The Lord of hosts is with us yet,
Doth He forget? Doth He forget?

It cannot be that Isaac dies;
His people and his kings depart;
Before his God the Saxon lies,
Glad and brave, but with contrite heart
The Lord of hosts is with him yet,
Doth He forget? Doth He forget?

Called in Him we are today
No longer passing through the fire;
Altho' we were but yesterday
As one of Nineveh and Tyre.
The Lord of nations guides us yet.
Doth He forget? Doth He forget?

When battles rage we cannot lose,
God makes all men to stand in awe
Of Saxons, now that He doth use
The race to whom He gave his law.
His "Battle ax" we are, as yet,
Doth He forget? Doth He forget?

Our fathers once did idols trust,
Also their strength and iron shard;
Now, though we number as the dust,
We call on thee, Lord God, to guard
For Thou hast proved Thy holy word,
Shown mercy to Thy people, Lord!

Benjamin Netanyahu
"The Man of My Dream"

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Benjamin Netanyahu
בנימין נתניהו
Benjamin Netanyahu
Former Prime Minister of Israel
In office
June, 1996 – July, 1999
Preceded by Shimon Peres
Succeeded by Ehud Barak
Born October 21, 1949
Tel Aviv, Israel
Political party Likud

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Benjamin Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין נְתַנְיָהוּ (without niqqud: בנימין נתניהו), Hebrew transliteration written in English: Binyamin Netanyahu, nicknamed Bibi) (born October 21, 1949, Tel Aviv) was the 9th Prime Minister of Israel and is a leading figure in the Likud party.

As leader of the conservative Likud party, he was Prime Minister from June, 1996 to July, 1999. He is the first (and to date only) Prime Minister of Israel to be born after the State of Israel's foundation. He was Finance Minister of Israel until August 9, 2005, when his resignation letter came into force. He resigned in protest at the Gaza Disengagement Plan advocated by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Netanyahu retook the Likud leadership on December 20, 2005. As of May 4, 2006, he is the official leader of the Opposition in the Knesset.

Family and personal background

Netanyahu was born in Tel Aviv, to Zila and Ben-Zion Netanyahu (original name Milikowsky). Netanyahu's relatives were Jews from Lithuania. Netanyahu's father is a professor of Jewish history, a former editor of the Hebrew Encyclopedia, and a former senior aide to Zeev Jabotinsky. His elder brother Yonatan was killed during Operation Entebbe in 1976. His younger brother Iddo is a radiologist and writer. All three brothers served in the elite Sayeret Matkal reconnaissance unit. When Binyamin Netanyahu was 14 years old, his family moved to the United States and settled in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb, where he graduated from Cheltenham High School. He holds a B.Sc in Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and has studied political science at Harvard and MIT. After graduate school, Netanyahu returned to Israel. Netanyahu has a daughter, Noa, from his first marriage to Micki Weizman. Netanyahu's second marriage was to Fleur Cates, who converted to Judaism for his sake since only her father was a Jew. He is now married to his third wife, Sarah, with whom he has two children - Yair and Avner.

After a brief career in business, Netanyahu was appointed Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 1982. Subsequently, he became Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, serving from 1984 to 1988. He was elected to the Knesset in 1988 and served in the governments led by Yitzhak Shamir from 1988 to 1992. Shamir retired from politics shortly after Likud's defeat in the 1992 elections. In 1993, for the first time, the party held a primary election to select its leader, and Netanyahu was victorious, defeating Binyamin Ze'ev Begin, son of the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and veteran politician David Levy. (Ariel Sharon initially sought the Likud leadership as well, but quickly withdrew when it was evident that he was attracting minimal support.

Prime minister (1996-1999)

In 1996, for the first time, Israelis elected their Prime Minister directly. Netanyahu was elected in 1996 after a wave of suicide bombings against Israelis. On March 3 and 4, 1996, Palestinians carried out two suicide bombings, killing 32 Israelis. Those attacks were the main catalyst in the downfall of Peres, who eventually lost the election due to his inability to stop attacks against Israelis although early opinion polls during the campaign had appeared favourable. Unlike Peres, Netanyahu did not trust Yasser Arafat and conditioned any progress at the peace process on the Palestinian Authority fulfilling its obligations - mainly fighting terrorism. His campaign slogan was "Netanyahu - making a safe peace".

Netanyahu hired American Republican political operative Arthur Finkelstein to run his campaign. Although the American style of sound bites and sharp attacks elicited harsh criticism from inside Israel, it proved effective and Netanyahu's Likud Party took control. In 1999, Ehud Barak would choose a similar style to challenge Netanyahu by bringing in Bill Clinton's former campaign manager, James Carville, as well as American consultant Bob Shrum and pollster Stanley Greenberg.

As Prime Minister, Netanyahu negotiated with Yasser Arafat in the form of the Wye River Accords (1998). No progress was made in peace talks with the Palestinians, and Netanyahu failed to implement the agreed steps of the Oslo Accords. In 1996, Netanyahu and Jerusalem's mayor Ehud Olmert decided to open an exit for the Western Wall Tunnel. This sparked three days of riots by Palestinians, resulting in both Israelis and Palestinians being killed.

Netanyahu was opposed by the political left wing in Israel and also lost support from the right because of his concessions to the Palestinians in Hebron and elsewhere and due to his negotiations with Arafat generally. After a long chain of scandals (including gossip regarding his marriage) and an investigation opened against him on charges of corruption (later acquitted), Netanyahu lost favor with the Israeli public.

After being defeated by Ehud Barak in the 1999 Israeli general elections, Netanyahu temporarily retired from politics.

Political activity after 2000

In 2002, after the Israeli Labor party left power and vacated the position of foreign minister, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon appointed Netanyahu as Foreign Minister. Netanyahu challenged Sharon for the leadership of the Likud party, but failed to oust Sharon. After the 2003 elections, Netanyahu accepted the post of Finance Minister in a newly formed Sharon coalition. Netanyahu did not support the concept of a future Palestinian state, though on two occasions in 2001, he indicated willingness to consider the idea [1].

As Finance Minister, Netanyahu undertook an economic plan in order to restore Israel's economy from its low point during the al-Aqsa Intifada. The plan involved a move toward more liberalized markets, although it had been seen by many opponents as controversial. Netanyahu succeeded to pass several long-in-the-queue reforms, including an important reform in the banking system that followed with a significant increase in the GDP growth rate.

Netanyahu threatened to resign in 2004 unless the Gaza pullout plan was put to a referendum, but later lifted the ultimatum. He submitted his resignation letter on August 7, 2005, shortly before the Israeli cabinet voted 17 to 5 to approve the initial phase of withdrawals of the Gaza Disengagement Plan. Netanyahu's resignation went into effect August 9, 2005, two days after he submitted his letter. Shortly thereafter he revealed he had rejected an invitation to serve as Italy's finance minister, allegedly extended to him by Italian billionaire businessman Carlo De Benedetti, who later said it was a joke.

Following the withdrawal of Ariel Sharon from the Likud, Netanyahu was one of several candidates who vied for the Likud leadership. His most recent attempt prior to this was in September 2005 when he tried to hold early primaries for the position of the head of the Likud party, while the party held the office of Prime Minister - thus effectively pushing Ariel Sharon out of office. The party rejected this initiative. Netanyahu retook the leadership on December 20, 2005, with 47% of the primary vote. In the March 2006 Knesset elections Likud shared the third and the fourth places with Shas, behind Kadima and Labor.


In July 2006, Israelis including Binyamin Netanyahu attended a 60th anniversary celebration, organized by the Menachem Begin Centre, of the King David Hotel bombing. The British Ambassador in Tel Aviv and the Consul-General in Jerusalem complained, saying "We do not think that it is right for an act of terrorism, which led to the loss of many lives, to be commemorated.".[1] According to Begin, the British had been warned of the bombing three times but refused to evacuate the building because "We don't take orders from the Jews" [2]. However, according to Shmuel Katz, in his book Days of Fire, "The Haganah radio later broadcast a report that on receiving the warning Sir John Shaw, the Chief Secretary of the British administration, had said: "I give orders here. I don't take orders from Jews," and that he had insisted that nobody leave the building. This version may be dismissed. It probably developed from the fact that while some of Shaw's close colleagues and subordinates were killed, he himself went unscathed, and gained credence when Shaw was transferred from Palestine a month later. It's more likely that the British did not take the warning seriously because they didn't believe Etzel could infiltrate their HQ that was guarded so well" (Katz, 1966:94)

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A Prelude to Coming Disaster?

Commentary from the Jewish perspective

While the upset victory of Benjamin Netanyahu may astonish, shock or delight one faction or another, what significance can it hold in effecting any real change in Israel's perilous situation? Sufficient ground has already been conceded to Israel's intractable enemies through the conditions of the Oslo agreements as to make them irreversible. In fact, any attempt now to offset them or even delay the 'peace process' by a more conservative and wary prime minister and cabinet might actually more quickly precipitate the inevitable violence. Netanyahu's already-announced intention of pursuing terrorists into the safe haven provided by territories under the sovereignty of the Palestinian Authority, will inevitably bring about an armed clash with the 30,000 'police' that constitute a formidable military presence within Israel's own borders. Even without that, the Palestinian leadership might conclude that only violence, the resumption of a threatened and extended Intifada or worse, is the only answer for the obtainment of the goals of statehood and the possession of Jerusalem that failed negotiations cannot now be expected to deliver. A front page article in the Jerusalem Post International Edition (June 15, 1996) cites Palestinian Authority ministers as warning that "any policy statement by the incoming government denying a Palestinian state, refusing a Palestinian role in Jerusalem, or rejecting withdrawal from the Golan would be considered a declaration of war."

It may be that the Lord's intention in allowing the coming to power of the Likud is to demonstrate to the nation that its salvation cannot be expected from any political quarter, that its situation is humanly insoluble, that the nation's predicament is the logic of its own sin and that of its fathers, the ultimate consequence of turning from its own God, and that its only remedy lies exclusively and equally in its return! That such a return cannot Biblically be expected before a final time of terror and despair [called 'The time of Jacob's trouble' (Jer. 30:7) that must necessarily take place in the Land, and culminate in the Lord's return (Zech.14)] is made abundantly clear from numerous prophetic Old and New Testament texts. Yet that there are segments of the Church that continue, despite that word, to hope for political resolution with an intractable enemy resolutely bent upon Israel's destruction, is a statement of a condition that perhaps borders upon willful deception (and if in that, what then in anything?).

So even now, are events not building toward a dread and final crisis which is still future in present Israel's experience and for which the time of Jacob’s trouble may itself be the conclusion? Indeed, the crisis grows out of desperate secular-humanistic schemings for 'peace' that must inevitably fail, and will likely precipitate a preliminary violence of such a kind as to usher in the antichrist treaty leading to the final calamity of Jacob’s trouble itself! Were the present state of Israel that 'Israel' now, the nation would be seeking God at its own authentic altar of worship, and displaying that limp of utter dependency toward God (Gen. 32:24-32; 33:19-20) that distinguishes a 'Jacob' from an 'Israel.' This is exactly what will characterize the nation millennially after its final distress in order that it might 'bless all the families of the earth' in contrast to that Jacob confidence in itself that is the tragic and present disposition of the nation. That 'Peniel' is yet to be crossed but is impending. To see present Israel romantically as anything other than a 'Jacob' is simply not to see. Such a projection is more the statement of our own unrealistic spiritual condition that may itself be rudely remedied in nothing less than the shock of unexpected disaster. That Israel's long-standing hardness as a nation (though individuals as a remnant of grace continue to be saved) will not be altered till then is itself a judgment ordained of God:

Then said I, Lord how long [will Israel remain in this condition] and He answered, "Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, and the Lord have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land." (lsa. 6: l l-12).

Though there have been previous and partial fulfillments in Israel's history of defeat and expulsion, a full and final fulfillment is yet future as the text itself indicates. Clearly, the 'heart of this people is [remains] fat and their ears heavy and their eyes shut' evidently waiting for the 'until' of a devastation of 'great forsaking in the midst of the land.’ This then requires a presence in the Land (in my opinion obtained in the establishment of the state of Israel since 1948) 'and it shall be a tenth, and it shall return’ (v. 13) - not necessarily a literal tenth, but a tithe which is expressive of, and stands for, the entire nation. Our mistake, and indeed, tragic in its implications, is to interpret that preliminary presence [i.e., present political Israel] as constituting already the redeemed nation rather than the necessary remnant that 'shall be eaten’ 1 [Isa.6:13, i.e., 'given, up to destruction' or as it is rendered in the NIV, 'again be laid waste']. Were this the only text indicating a future devastation in the Land before a final restoration, we could perhaps be excused for refusing to consider so painful a scenario. But the truth is that there is a plenitude of prophecies that speak of a final return to a land made desolate. Consider this text from Ez.36:33-38:

Thus says the Lord God; in the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded and the desolate land shall be tilled...and they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced and inhabited...

That this, in my opinion, does not refer to the cities of antiquity but present Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and all the cities of contemporary Israel, is shown by the reference that follows. In it God is revealed in His intervention indicating a time that is clearly future:

Then the heathen that are left round about you [suggesting a regional disaster of probably a nuclear kind] shall know that I the Lord build the ruined places and plant that that was desolate...

That this violence concludes with Israel's millennial blessings indicates a transformed people who at last come to know their God, is stated in the concluding verse of the text:

As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the Lord (See also Joel 2:26-27).

For confirmation elsewhere in the prophetic Scriptures, consider Amos 9:13-15, "And I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel, and they shall build the waste cities and inhabit them..." Isa. 44:26; 49:19 reiterate the same, 'For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away’ (cp. Isa.64:4, etc.). Is it not this to which Jesus Himself refers (Matt. 24:15-22) in describing the 'sign of [His] Coming and of the end of the world'?

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet [Dan. 9:26-27], stand in the holy place...then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no nor ever shall be and except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved:

Is Jesus not echoing the alarm of Jeremiah 30:7, Daniel 12:1, and Joel 2:2?

'Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it’... 'And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that time'... 'There has never been anything like it, nor will there be again after it...’

If that is the description of the time of the Nazi Holocaust now past, how do we explain what follows in v.10 'and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid’? Is this not exactly opposite to Israel's present apprehensive condition and plight? One that will not likely be relieved until after the prophesied devastation comes? That this was not the consequence of Israel's previous disasters is evident from the still-unchanged condition of ourselves as a people.

To assure Israel that it has come when it is yet future, and indeed impending, is to leave her wholly unprepared for both the suddenness and extent of the catastrophe. To warn of its imminence is to encourage as many, as will, into the Ark of Safety which the knowledge of the Messiah and Deliverer in Himself provides. It is to make practical physical preparations for refuge and flight in anticipation of a disaster, which when it comes, will come suddenly. Remarkably, certain 'friends' of Israel, antagonistic to this account, assert that to hold this view is to "place an unwarranted curse on the nation and its people"! Indeed, as lovers of Israel, but also of God's word, we are faced with a hard choice that we must not evade. Even as a Jew, who desires the best for my own people, I must stand for the evident truth of God's word no matter how offensive. 'For thus saith the Lord, we have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace’ (Jer. 30:5).

No summary of this end time scenario, however brief, should omit some references of the prolific testimony found in the prophet Isaiah. In chapters 49-51 we find continual reference to the 'desolate heritages' to 'those who are bound' 'who are in darkness,' His afflicted. Zion is understandably disconsolate, 'the Lord has forsaken me' (49:14), nevertheless His assurance to her is 'Your destroyers and devastators will depart from you' (17)...those who swallowed you will be far away' (19), 'who made you barren, an exile and a wanderer' (21), and the prey of the tyrant will be rescued...'and I will contend with the one who contends with you (25), 'and all flesh will know that I, the Lord, am your savior, and Four redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob’ (26) - never before the result of a divine deliverance! See the judgment to be visited upon Egypt and Edom 'because of the violence done to the sons of Judah in whose land they have shed innocent blood' (Joel 3:19; See also Jer. 30:11,16.). 'But Judah will be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem for all generations' (v.20) indicates that what is spoken here is future.

Does this 'all flesh will know' then correspond to any previous deliverance? Could it not be more clear than what is being described here is a statement of Israel's (Jacob's) future experience? The note of contemporary Islamic spite and spirit of vengeance leaps up at us from Isa.51:23 'Bow down that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.' 'Now therefore, what have I here, saith the Lord, ‘that my people is taken away for naught? They that rule over them make them to howl"...(52:5). 'Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am He that doth speak: behold it is I' (52:6). The eschatological refrain, 'in that day,' repeats itself in Jer.30:8 'in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break off his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers will no more serve themselves of him: but they shall serve the Lord their God, and David [Jesus] their King, whom I will raise up unto them' (vs.8-9).

How can these words be strained to refer to the Holocaust of the Nazi time, or to any previous disaster in the history of Israel? That 'Moab' and 'Ammon' (present day Jordan) is to be made as desolate as Sodom and Gomorra - 'a perpetual desolation' for their excessive brutality and taunting (Zeph.2:9-11), takes place at the close of the age when 'I will avenge their blood which I have not avenged, for the Lord [now millennially, theocratically] dwells in Zion' (Joel 3:20-21). In the light of these Scriptures, and that only a small sampling, is it not a false comfort to encourage Israel to believe now for an ultimate security, in the Land? Do we not as the Church, have a prophetic responsibility to sound a warning of impending disaster that would otherwise leave the unsuspecting (both Christian and Jew) devastated? Should it not impel us to that active gospel witness in Israel, which we have been loath to make? Is this not a mercy of love that might move to jealousy those who will undoubtedly at the first be indignant in the hearing? Have we not reason to fear the judgment of Ez.33:1-17 for being watchmen on the wall who fail to sound the warning?

To believe for a progressive improvement of present Israel's character is a humanistic presumption, predicated upon premises contrary to the whole tenor of Scripture. It forfeits the necessary apocalyptic dealing of God with the nation that is alone calculated to reveal Him to their joy. Such a view is cross-avoiding, it prefers what is gradual and evolutionary rather than violent and apocalyptic, humanly improvable rather than divinely supernatural; it shrinks from the necessity of a suffering and trial in a final distress for which His Coming is their deliverance and our glorification. For only,

Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for 1 will turn their mourning unto joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow (Jer. 31:13). Then 'the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away’ (Isa. 51:11).

A Church that shrinks from such an apocalyptic view makes itself a candidate for apostasy when the disillusionment and disappointment of unexpected calamity falls. The crisis of Israel is, therefore, among other things, God's provision to wake the Church from its own escapist sleep and unpreparedness; to compel it to a return to the apostolic consciousness of the suffering that precedes the glory that makes the church the Church. And finally, to a cross-centered lifestyle in the present, intrinsic to the faith and called for in these Last Days! Saying 'yes' to God's view releases Him for that necessary, preparatory work in us by which we are alone fitted to be ‘saviors’ for the people Israel in their final extremity.

Of this final and future capstone of Israel's redemptive history, the renowned Hebrew-Christian scholar, David Baron writes,2

When once this great but godly sorrow shall have accomplished its blessed end in working a repentance never to be repented of, He shall pour His consolations into their broken hearts, and give unto them the "oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. "...The ultimate literal fulfillment of it lies yet in the future, in the day for which we watch and pray, when our Lord Jesus shall, according to His promise, appear in His glory, and the Jewish nation shall literally look upon Him whom they have pierced and be, as it were, “born in a day.”

May we have the patience to wait that day and the courage to bear what must precede it.

l The translation from the Hebraist F.C. Jennings in his Studies in Isaiah, Loizeaux Brothers, p.70.

2 Commentary on Zechariah, Kregel Publications, p.454



From The Encyclopedia Britannica - online

 Jerusalem is the proclaimed capital of Israel (since Jan. 23, 1950) and the actual seat of government, but recognition has generally been withheld by the international community.

Chief of state: President Ezer Weizman

Head of government: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The year 1997 began with a major agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. After months of procrastination, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally agreed on January 15 to withdraw Israeli troops from most of the West Bank town of Hebron. The pullback marked the completion of a key phase in the Oslo peace process--the handover by Israel of seven major West Bank towns to Palestinian rule.


The move was hailed as a historic watershed. Netanyahu, who in opposition had led a vehement campaign against the Oslo accords, now seemed to recognize their necessity. He agreed to additional Israeli pullbacks from the West Bank, and there were hopes that he would have the authority to reconcile most of the disaffected right-wing Israelis to the peacemaking process with the Palestinians.

Within weeks, however. Netanyahu, under right-wing pressure from within his government coalition, announced his intention to build a new Jewish settlement in the East Jerusalem site Har Homa (known as Jabal Abu Ghneim to Palestinians) on land claimed by the Palestinians. The decision sparked Palestinian protests and accusations of bad faith. Palestinian mistrust of Israeli motives was compounded on March 7 when the Israeli government announced that in the first phase of further withdrawal from the West Bank, Israel would hand over only 2% of "area C," land controlled exclusively by Israel, and 7% of "area B," land controlled jointly, to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Palestinians, who had expected some 30%, spurned the Israeli offer, and the peace process faltered. It broke down completely when a terrorist bomb ripped through the Apropos Cafe in Tel Aviv on March 21, killing three young women. Although the suicide bomber was a member of the Hamas fundamentalists, who were opposed to accommodation with Israel, Netanyahu accused Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasir `Arafat of giving a "green light" to terrorism. Mutual recrimination and growing mistrust led to a breakdown in security cooperation.

To revive the peace process, Netanyahu postponed deadlocked interim negotiations and proposed moving directly to "final status" talks on the key issues of borders, Jewish settlements, Palestinian refugees, and Jerusalem. His final status proposals, however, fell far short of minimal Palestinian aspirations. Although never precisely articulated, his plan offered the Palestinians about 50% of the West Bank, in five separate areas cut off from each other by "strategic roads" that would remain under Israeli control.

On July 30 two more suicide bombers blew themselves up in the Mahane Yehuda fruit and vegetable market in Jerusalem, killing 16 people. Netanyahu declared that there would be no further land transfers to the Palestinians until the terrorism stopped, a statement seen by some as signaling the end of the Oslo process. The situation deteriorated further when at least four more Israelis were killed in a triple suicide bombing in Jerusalem at the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall on September 4.

Netanyahu responded to the terror by closing off Palestinian areas and holding back some $40 million in Palestinian tax payments, measures that exacerbated economic hardship and drew widespread international condemnation. The Egyptians, Europeans, and Americans spearheaded mediation efforts to break the deadlock. The American plan was based on a simple formula: the Palestinians needed to show determination in word and deed to crack down on terror, and the Israelis had to refrain from further unilateral actions like the construction at Har Homa.

In September, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (see BIOGRAPHIES) visited Israel and urged Netanyahu to accept a "time-out" on settlement activity for the duration of peace negotiations. The Israelis insisted that both the scope and the duration of the time-out be more closely defined. In early November, Israeli Foreign Minister David Levi met Palestinian deputy leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) in Washington, D.C., but failed to establish a basis for final status talks. Meanwhile, in December Netanyahu said that the West Bank up to the Jordan River would always belong to Israel.

As the peace process with the Palestinians floundered, relations between Israel and other Arab countries suffered, including those with its closest peace partner, Jordan. After the decision to build at Har Homa, Jordan's King Hussein wrote an angry letter to Netanyahu accusing him of endangering regional stability. A few days later, on March 13, a Jordanian soldier opened fire on a group of Israeli schoolgirls visiting a border tourist site, killing seven. Hussein, showing both compassion and courage, visited the bereaved families in Israel, a gesture that did much to restore confidence in the resilience of the Israel-Jordan peace.

The close strategic relations between the two countries frayed in late September, however, after Israeli Mossad intelligence agents tried to kill a fundamentalist Hamas leader on Jordanian soil. Hussein, who only weeks before had been host to Mossad Chief Dani Yatom, felt betrayed. It was, he said, as if a guest he had invited into his home had raped his daughter. To assuage the king's wrath, Netanyahu was forced to release the jailed Hamas spiritual leader, Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, whom Hussein had hoped to use as a lever to boost his influence on the West Bank. The key questions, though, were whether the ailing 61-year-old Yassin, after eight years in Israeli imprisonment, retained his influence over the militant wing of Hamas and, if he did, whether he would use it to curb or promote terror.

Relations between Israel and Egypt, the other Arab country with which Israel had a formal peace treaty, also soured in the wake of the Israeli-Palestinian deadlock and sank to their lowest ebb in years when an Israeli businessman, `Azzam `Azzam, was sentenced in Cairo on August 31 to 15 years on charges of spying for Israel. Israeli government and opposition leaders assured the Egyptians of `Azzam's innocence, but Egyptian Pres. Hosni Mubarak refused to intervene on `Azzam's behalf, arguing that Netanyahu had made this impossible by criticizing the Egyptian legal system.

The most volatile of Israel's borders remained that with Lebanon. Fighting between Israel and the Iranian- and Syrian-backed Hezbollah troops in southern Lebanon took a heavy toll. In a helicopter crash in February, 73 Israeli military personnel were killed on their way to Israel's self-declared security zone. In September, 12 more Israeli soldiers died in an abortive naval commando raid near Sidon, and calls for a unilateral Israeli pullback from Lebanon mounted. On November 9 former deputy foreign minister Yossi Beilin, of the Labor Party, placed himself at the head of a popular movement for withdrawal. In response, Maj. Gen. Antoine Lahad, commander of the Israeli-backed South Lebanese Army (SLA), warned that if Israel abandoned him and his men, they might join the Hezbollah. Israeli spokesmen insisted that a unilateral pullback would put Israeli towns and villages at risk. They argued that a withdrawal was possible only in the context of a wider peace deal with Syria, the one power in the area that could control the Hezbollah. Peace talks between Israel and Syria remained frozen, however, as Netanyahu refused to continue the negotiations begun by the previous Labor government.

As he seemed to stumble from one controversy to the next, Netanyahu's standing as prime minister was seriously compromised. His appointment in January of Roni Bar-On, a Likud Party functionary, as attorney general sparked a police inquiry. After an investigation that lasted nearly three months, during which the prime minister was interrogated, Elyakim Rubinstein, the new attorney general, decided not to press charges against him.

At one time during the year, it seemed as if his government might fall over the question of religious conversions to Judaism, after Conservative and Reform Jews petitioned the Supreme Court, challenging the monopoly of the Orthodox Jews on this practice. The Orthodox parties demanded that Netanyahu push through legislation that would enshrine their position on this issue and threatened to bring his government down if he did not do so. Netanyahu's secular coalition partners threatened to bring the government down if he did.

American Jews, most of them Conservative or Reform, warned of a schism if the proposed legislation was enacted and threatened to reduce their fund-raising for Israel in that event. Netanyahu set up a committee to work out a compromise, and when its proposals were rejected by the Orthodox in October, all sides agreed to allow an additional three months for devising a solution.

On June 3 the Labor Party elected former army chief of staff Ehud Barak to become its new leader. In a bid to break the mold of Israeli politics, he apologized to the Jews who had moved to Israel in large waves during the late 1940s and early '50s from Arab countries, many of whom supported the Likud Party, for any slights they may have received at the hands of the Labor movement.

The year was not a good one for the Israeli economy. Growth was down to 2.1% after a 4% rise in 1996. Another concern was the rise in unemployment, up from 6.7% to about 8%. There were some positive signs, however. Inflation declined from 10% to about 8%, and foreign currency reserves rose to a staggering $19 billion as abnormally high interest rates and an intensive privatization campaign attracted foreign investors.

The Stone and the Rock

More specifically, the "stone" that is Jerusalem will cut them to pieces. This reminds us of the language found in Deuteronomy 32, the Song of Moses. This is the epic of Israel’s latter-day deliverance.

Five times in this chapter, we find the word, "Rock." All five times, it is capitalized as a proper noun. It is one of the titles of our Lord.

"He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He" (Deuteronomy 32:4).

As can be witnessed in this verse, the Lord is prophesied in these verses as moving forth in righteous judgment. He takes vengeance upon Israel’s enemies.

All this would be just fine, but unfortunately, Israel "...lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation"  (v. 15).

Of Israel, Moses writes, "Of the Rock that begat thee thou are unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee" (v. 18).

Throughout history, Israel has gone through various cycles of apostasy, downfall, captivity and regathering. Somehow, they always seem to forget that the Lord is their Rock and protector.

Verses 30 and 31 show that the Rock is the real reason for Israel’s victory in battle:

"How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up?

"For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges."

The Lord - Jesus - is the real Rock. Ironically, He is the power behind Israel. For this reason, those who come against His plan for Mount Zion are doomed to failure. This holy mountain has a foreordained destiny - a cup. Those who try to drink it will be destroyed. To them, it will literally be a cup of poison.

JerusalemJerusalem is a city of grim ironies. And in the midst of this dispute, there lies yet another incredible irony. The ‘rock" of Islam is encapsulated beneath a profane golden dome, called the Mosque of Omar. It is sometimes referred to as the "Dome of the Rock."

If there is a needle-sharp point of contention in the world today, this rock certainly marks the spot. Moslems say that it is the place from which Mohammed vaulted to heaven on a flying white steed. They even show off certain depressions in the rock that are said to be the footprints that mark his departure.

This same rock is claimed by the Jews as Mt. Zion, the place where Abraham took Isaac for sacrifice, in obedience to the command of God. Some archaeologists say that it is the very location of the Holy of Holies in the first two temples. The archaeologist Dr. Leen Rittmeyer even says that a carved-out rectangle atop the rock was once the resting place of the holy Ark of the Covenant.

The fight is on. Who will claim this rock? Without a doubt, that’s the big question.

A Fiery Deliverance, in the Language of Psalm 97

Concerning the answer to this question, Zechariah’s language is unequivocal. Jerusalem and the Jews will be delivered from those who lay false claim to its sacred precincts. Chapter 12, verses 4 through 9 clearly tell us the outcome of the battle:

"In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every hose with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

"And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.’

"In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.

"The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.

"In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.

"And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem."

Here, the scene is just as we see it in the Song of Moses, in which the Rock delivers His people. Zechariah shows the Lord taking fiery vengeance upon pretenders to His throne. The language here strongly suggests that the Lord will use the Jews to launch a fiery war. Many have speculated that Israel’s nuclear arsenal will at last be set in motion. But whatever the case, Jerusalem will at last be given to the Jews.

We see precisely this kind of rhetoric being used in Psalm 97. One would have to completely lack discernment not to see that the world is soon to be subjected to a horrible period of fiery (almost certainly, nuclear) warfare.

"The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.

"Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

"A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about.

"His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled.

"The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth" (Psalm 97:1-5).

It is not a question of whether these things will happen, but when? Psalm 97 speaks in general terms of the Lord’s vengeance. Perhaps this has already begun in what to us might seem an insignificant way. To those of faith, the Lord now reigns. However, many events must unfold before His visible and present sovereignty upon the throne of David in Jerusalem.

Until Jesus comes, the world will continue to fight over Jerusalem. Each group has its own delusions about why it should be the entity in control of the ancient city.

As we continue to read warped and slanted stories in the world’s newspapers, let us rejoice and be glad that man’s schemes will not decide the final disposition of the matter. Global authorities may think they can control the ancient spiritual capital, but they have not yet seen the fire of the Lord.

In the meantime, remember Psalm 122:6: "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee."



Netanyahu: Putting politics aside


Sunday, January 8, 2006
Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu says Sharon's illness is a time to put politics aside.

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's chief rival in the March elections has told CNN he is not campaigning or focusing on politics as Sharon lies in a medically induced coma following a severe stroke.

"This is one of the moments you have to put politics aside, however briefly. You do what is right and decent for the country," said former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, in his first interview since Sharon's stroke last week.

Netanyahu also denied reports that he has expressed support for a possible pre-emptive strike on Iran.

Instead, he insisted he supports "diplomatic and other ways" to prevent Israel's neighbor from posing a nuclear threat that could endanger Israel's future.

Netanyahu was part of Sharon's cabinet, but quit in anger over the prime minister's unilateral pull-out of Israeli settlers and troops from Gaza.

In November, Sharon left the Likud Party to form a new centrist party called Kadima. With Sharon at the helm, the party attracted other major Israeli figures and was expected to easily win March elections.

Now it's unclear what the future holds, although a poll suggests Kadima would get the most votes even without Sharon.

Netanyahu said for now, he is focusing on Sharon's health, and "we are all united in prayer that he succeeds." He touted Sharon's military feats as a top Israeli general, and cited his "resolve, courage, and determination."

Netanyahu would not say whether he has changed his mind about the Gaza withdrawal, but said that in the end "I don't think time will judge Sharon harshly. ... I think history will judge him as the great leader that he is, notwithstanding the differences of opinion that existed."

"You see the strength and resilience of Israeli democracy," he said, adding that rivals shelve their differences at such times.

Strike denial

The Israeli daily newspaper Maariv reported last month that Netanyahu expressed support for a possible pre-emptive strike on Iran.

The paper said he referred to a 1981 attack ordered by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin that destroyed a nuclear reactor in Iraq.

"I will continue the tradition established by Menachem Begin, who did not allow Iraq to develop such a nuclear threat against Israel, and by a daring and courageous act gave us two decades of tranquility," Netanyahu was quoted as saying. "I believe that this is what Israel has to do."

But Netanyahu told CNN he has not said Israel should consider a pre-emptive strike.

Instead, Netanyahu said he has argued that "Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons is something that is dangerous to Israel and dangerous, in fact, to the world. And I think we have to find the ways -- which could include diplomatic and other ways -- to prevent that from happening."

Iran has fought to restart its nuclear reactors, but insists it is not trying to build nuclear weapons. The United States and others have expressed concern that Tehran is trying to operate a covert nuclear weapons program under the guise of a nuclear energy program.

Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has also issued a series of statements calling for the end of Israel's existence, setting off a series of condemnations from international leaders including U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan.

"Not only does he (Ahmadinejad) want to erase Israel, he wants to erase 3,000 years of Jewish history and our presence and our belonging to this particular land. I mean, where is the Bible coming from, where is the whole of Jewish history, what is it all about? Yet we're supposed to be this foreign implantation that has no connection to this land," Netanyahu said.

Iran does not subscribe to the view that Israel and its neighbors must find a way to live in peace, he said.

Netanyahu said if Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons, it would endanger not only Israel, but also the West and moderate Arab regimes as well. Steps should be taken to "prevent that danger from materializing," he said.


Netanyahu: Israel Will Prevail in Mideast

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

This is a partial transcript from "Hannity & Colmes," July 17, 2006, that has been edited for clarity.

SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: We turn now to the former prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.

We know Iran and Syria are behind these terror attacks. We know that they have supported these terror groups from the very beginning. Can you win the War on Terrorism without regime change — more specifically -- these two terrorist regimes?

Well, ultimately, I think there's a far bigger terror threat hanging over all our heads, and that is if Iran acquires the weapon of ultimate mass terror, that is atomic weapons, this will create a sea change in the world, certainly in the Middle East but in the world.

And I think that President Bush's intention, announced intention that he would not let that happen is very important.

In the interim, I think knocking out a Hezbollah stronghold in Lebanon can do a great deal to push back Iran's aggressive designs. Iran and, of course, Syria, which is a way station for Iran in supplying rockets and other deadly weapons to Hezbollah or to their other proxy, Hamas, in the South.

Israel is now girded with Iranian enclaves, Iranian-supported enclaves, Iranian directed enclaves, and Syria takes a part in helping both Hamas and Hezbollah with logistics and with weapons.

But the important thing I think is to show the kind of resolve that the people of Israel are showing right now. They're united. They're withstanding horrific assaults on our cities. We're losing civilians, but the people are strong.

The opposition is now united with the coalition. We stand together, and we say we're not going to let you win. We're going to prevail.

Mr. Prime Minister, I want to talk about the urgency and the significance of this from a number of different perspectives here. No. 1, the missiles and the rockets that are being fired, as you point out, on Israeli citizens are getting deeper into Israel than they ever have.

The rhetoric, Hitler-style rhetoric, is getting more shrill and more bitter and more talk of, quote, "the annihilation of Israel."

You couple that with the desire and the pursuit of these weapons of mass destruction. Is there an urgency? Is there a difference? Has this taken on a new meaning for Israel in terms of finishing the job and getting to the root cause of all of this?

Well, I think so. And I think the root cause is first the desire to destroy Israel. After all, we left every square inch of Lebanon. So they have no reason to attack us. We left every square inch of Gaza. So they have no reason to attack us.

But if you listen to what they say, they're quite open about it. They don't want Israel to exist, period, in any border, regardless of where we are. And that's just the first target. We're the — remember we're the small Satan for the Islamic terror octopus.

Its center is in Iran. But it has these arms, these octopus arms in Hezbollah, in Lebanon, in Hamas, in Gaza and elsewhere. And it really sees you [the United States] as the great Satan.

Iran is arming itself with nuclear weapons right now and with the long-range rockets, long-range rockets that far exceed Israel and ultimately are destined to reach the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.

You're the great Satan. We're just merely your little brother here. We're the little Satan. And Europe, though it doesn't know it, is the middle-sized Satan.

Mr. Prime Minister, it's Alan Colmes. Thank you so much for coming on our show. We appreciate it very much.

You have Italy, France, you even have the Vatican urging restraint. The president of the United States says Israel has to be aware of its consequences. Should there be no limit to Israel's reaction to Hezbollah and Hamas?

There is a limit. We're not using even a fraction of our firepower

and we're taking pains as best we can to minimize civilian casualties, which are all incidental and none deliberate.

Obviously, we're showing restraint. Look, when the United States was attacked by terrorists they went and obliterated a regime in Afghanistan and rightly so. And they did other actions and rightly so.

No country can allow its citizens in its cities, its main cities to be rocketed. Imagine what would happen if Chicago, which is like Haifa, you know, our third largest city, Chicago would be rocketed by a terrorist enclave, a state within a state across the border in Canada. Do you think the U.S. would show restraint?

The Lebanese prime minister on the FOX News Channel earlier today called Israel "killers", reiterated his desire for a cease-fire, said the attacks are destabilizing his nation's democracy and will lead to further extremism in that region. What's your reaction to that comment?

Well, with all due respect, I think the Lebanese prime minister probably cannot say on FOX what he is probably saying to his closest confidants, that he hopes that Israel will win the war against Hezbollah, because his government has no meaning unless it does.

There is no Lebanese sovereignty as long as there is Hezbollah sovereignty in Lebanon. Because, in fact, they are doing anything they want, supported by two foreign powers, Iran and Syria. The Lebanese army doesn't do a damn thing to dismantle them. And in fact, they are running the show there.

So we can speak of the Lebanese government in perhaps in all but name. It's not a government. It is subservient to Hezbollah, and Israel's action to dismantle Hezbollah would not only serve the cause of security for Israeli citizens, it would also serve the cause of Lebanese sovereignty for millions of Lebanese.

You say Israel is united. I understand 2,000 took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Sunday in a very big peace demonstration. Is that accurate?

Gee, I didn't notice. I have to tell you that, you know, if you look at all the people I talked to and all the opinion polls, this is overwhelming support for a powerful response.

How would you feel if, for no reason, your homes would be rocketed, your neighbors murdered, maybe your relatives, maybe your own son or your grandmother or grandmother and her grandson? For nothing, absolutely --- not only for nothing, but for declared -- the declared purpose of wiping out your state and your country. I mean, this is a very -- this tends to unite people, believe me.

Much has been written, Mr. Prime Minister, about the captured Israeli soldier, which is what touched this off. But the international press has also been reporting that there was a killing of seven family members on a Gaza beach on June 9, after which Hamas called off its cease-fire. Which in your view is the precipitating event here?

I think that the tragic loss of a family in Gaza was a projectile that had been there that probably took off. It was not actually an offensive Israeli action or even a defensive Israeli action from all examinations that we took.

But I think there is an asymmetry here. Israel left Gaza. Israel left Lebanon. Why are they fighting us? You ask what is precipitating this? The answer is nothing that Israel does. It's just Israel being there, breathing.

The fact that I'm standing in front of you right now breathing, speaking, as an Israeli citizen, as a citizen of a Jewish state in the heart of the Middle East, that's for them an unacceptable provocation.

And they say that they will -- as they deny the previous Holocaust -- they're preparing a new Holocaust for six million Jews. Now that cannot happen.

Mr. Prime Minister, I think one of the questions for the United States is are we, the United States, going to have to in the future, near future, perhaps in the distant future, be at war with Islamic fascist terror regimes like Syria, like Iran?

And if the answer to that question is yes, we're going to have to be at war and that they're at war with us, that they attacked us on 9/11, you're dealing with these terror groups today.

Isn't it better to make the decision -- for the United States to engage them before they have nuclear weapons?

I think that's the crucial passage point. I think all of this, what you see now, is the prelude. It's the promo to the real show.

The fact that Israel is now being rocketed with no provocation by -- right into our cities by these proxies of Iran tells you that, if they had nuclear weapons, these people would have no restraint whatsoever.

They would use that deadly power, the power of mass death, to intimidate and to threaten and probably to kill a lot of people, not only in Israel, but far and wide.

And I think that is a very dangerous development. It is a watershed development that we must not reach.

And therefore, the American official policy that says Iran shall not be allowed to arm itself with nuclear weapons is really the right approach to prevent the greatest terror of them all, something that would make the kind of things we see today pale by comparison.


NETANYAHU: So it is important indeed for the future of the world, for the future of America, for the future of peace, for the future of Lebanese, Israelis, Palestinians, you name it, for our common future to avoid -- to prevent Iran, which is the genesis of so much of what you're seeing today, from acquiring atomic bombs.

With the constant call for Israel to restrain itself, do you see similarities? Do you see an analogy with past instances of world appeasement, World War II, totalitarianism, et cetera?

Yes, I do. Because I think this unbridled fanaticism is similar in many ways. It's a new Nazism. It's a new form of Nazism. It doesn't put race, but a twisted view of the Islamic religion as its credo. And it's willing to just go to any lengths and to throw out, just jettison any moral restraints and use the most extreme, barbaric force to achieve its twisted goals.

So yes, I see a similarity there, and yes, I see a similarity in the tepid response from some quarters.

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Netanyahu Tops List of Preferred PMs in Israel

September 22, 2006

- Israelis place a former prime minister as the most suitable person for the country’s top political job, according to a poll by the Dahaf Institute published in Yediot Ahronot. 27 per cent of respondents would like Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu to head the government.

Israel Our Home leader Avigdor Lieberman is second with 15 per cent, followed by current foreign minister Tzipi Livni with 14 per cent, and former prime minister Shimon Peres with 12 per cent.

Support is lower for current head of government Ehud Olmert of the Kadima party, current transport minister Shaul Mofaz, former prime minister and Labour leader Ehud Barak, and current Labour leader and defence minister Amir Peretz.

In March, Israeli voters renewed the Knesset. Kadima, founded by former prime minister Ariel Sharon and led by Olmert, secured 29 seats. Labour, the Retired People’s Party (Gil) and the International Organization of Torah-observant Sephardic Jews (Shas) joined Kadima in a coalition.

On Jul. 12, Hezbollah militants based in Lebanon killed eight Israeli soldiers and captured two more in a cross-border attack. The Israeli armed forces launched air strikes inside Lebanese territory to fight Hezbollah, targeting the country’s infrastructure and its airport. Hezbollah retaliated by firing rockets into several Israeli towns.

A ceasefire brokered by the United Nations (UN) came into effect on Aug. 14. Security Council Resolution 1701 calls for "a full cessation of hostilities" from both sides and allows Lebanese government troops and a 15,000-member peacekeeping force to enter into southern Lebanon during the withdrawal of Israeli forces, but sets no timetable for the disarmament of Hezbollah or the return of the two abducted Israeli soldiers.

On Sept. 17, Netanyahu expressed confidence in an eventual return to power, saying, "The Likud is on the right path. It is just a matter of short time until the country is on the right path." Netanyahu served as prime minister from June 1996 to July 1999, and resigned from the previous cabinet after opposing Sharon’s "Disengagement Plan."

Polling Data

Who is the most suitable person to be head the government?

Benjamin Netanyahu 27%
Avigdor Lieberman 15%
Tzipi Livni 14%
Shimon Peres 12%
Ehud Olmert 7%
Shaul Mofaz 5%
Ehud Barak 3%
Amir Peretz 1%

Source: Dahaf Institute / Yediot Ahronot
Methodology: Interviews with 499 Israeli adults, conducted on Sept. 19, 2006. Margin of error is 3.7 per cent.

Netanyahu confident Likud will regain power


Bibi says warnings that unilateral withdrawals threaten Israel's security have been proven true, as evident in latest attack in Gaza and along northern border

Shmulik Haddad

Published:  09.17.06, 22:16


Opposition leader and Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu told party members on Sunday that he is confident the party will regain power.


"The Likud is on the right path. It is just a matter of short time until the country is on the right path," he said.
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Last week Likud party members held a toast to the party and northern communities who suffered during 34 days of fighting against Hizbullah.


On Sunday, a similar toast was held in Sderot to show support with communities affected by rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.


Netanyahu said the gatherings were held to "salute residents in both places. Likud is returning to development towns, we will assist these municipalities and we are capable of a revolution. I am optimistic that only we are capable of changing the regime in the country."


Likud MKs who took to the podium sounded upbeat over the party's chances of regaining power in the next elections.


'Our ranks are open to all'

MK Yuval Steinitz said: "The Egyptians are not trust worthy. They are allowing the smuggling of arms to Hamas as Syria is assisting Hizbullah in the north."


Netanyahu said the public is becoming more aware of the security threats facing Israel. "We said that a policy of unilateral withdrawals brings terror closer to us and unfortunately it has become clear that we were right," he said.


He lauded the party's members, saying "Likud is the party with the fullest transparency. Our ranks are open to all," he said.


MK Moshe Kahlon said that a social forum will be launched in Likud to discuss the country's endemic poverty.


"Read the book of Judah - Chapters 13 and 16" ... So, I went on the web to look up references about the man named Judah. This is what I found: ...


1 "In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, ... 6 You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, ...


He was the legitimate heir to the vineyard of Judah. ... But it could also happen again. in light of the danger to the vine of Judah, the royal bloodline, ...


The Lion of Judah can only get half way over the fence." ... 8: Judah, your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; ...9: You are a lion's cub, O Judah; you return from the prey, my son . Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness - who dares to rouse him,


(20) Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, ... After I got up I went to get my Bible and found that there is no book of Judah. ...


The High Priest is from the Levite Tribe, and the King from the Tribe of Judah. They are represented by Joshua and Zerubbabel in Zechariah 3 and 4, ...


And he answered me, "These are the horns which have scattered Judah, ... Jesus, a King of the Royal Bloodline of Judah, is the one in our Western tradition. ...


It was of the male lion of the tribe of Judah with a chain with 2 keys hanging from his mouth.He was wearing a crown  ...Suddenly, it hit me, the two bloodlines of the Lion of Judah, the willow and the cedar..ARE the two trees that stand up in Revelations 11:11 !!!


Soon thereafter she also gave birth to Simeon, Levi and Judah. ... Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, ...

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Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. ... (9) Then he said to me, "The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly ... -


This traces back to Genesis 38, where Judah (the King and lion's whelp) has sex with his ... The Lion of Judah can only get half way over the fence." ...


Egyptian chronology in this period is dated by a biblical synchronism, that of Pharaoh Shishak's attack on Judah in the fifth year of Rehoboam (c.925 BC ...


"And Joshua came at that time, and wiped out the Anakim from the hill country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah, ...


She dressed up as a harlot, and propositioned the unsuspecting Judah into ... Judah is related symbolically to the lion, and to being the ruler, or king. ...


Roughly paraphrased, this is where Ezekiel is told by the Lord to take two sticks and to write on one, "For Judah and the children of Israel," and on the ...


VISIONS OF JUDAH. 7-11-97 Here is what happened: I lay down to take a short nap ... So, I went on the web to look up references about the man named Judah. ...


The ending point coincides with the climax of Scripture in the triumph of the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5).The promise of the Seed in the ...


The Lord later appears as the Lion of Judah to discipline His servant ... Yet, it will be the Lion of the Tribe of Judah who will roar and silence all the ...


(5) And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of ... (6) In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire ...

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The northern kingdom, known as the nation of Israel (associated with Joseph), would again be joined with the southern kingdom, known as the nation of Judah. ...


The Lion of Judah can only get half way over the fence. REF: Gen: 8 - 10 - Judah, ... 9: You are a lion's cub, 1O Judah; you return from the prey, my son. ...


1 - The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. ...


The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his ... Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to ...


From Judah it descended to Pharez, ancestor of David and of the Messiah. ... The governors of Judah send a reply with permission to rebuild the temple (ANET ...


She introduced the worship of Baal into Israel; and her daughter Athaliah, wedding the king of Judah, carried their faith into that second Hebrew kingdom. ...


He answered me, "These are the horns that scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem. ... 12 The LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will ...


67 Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim: 68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved. ...

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He answered, "These are the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man raised his head; and these have come to terrify them, to cast down the horns of the ...

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(Genesis 49:10) "Judah, neither the commander's staff from between his ... The High Priest is from the Levite Tribe, and the King from the Tribe of Judah. ...

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Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem." 20Then the Lord showed me four smiths. ... He answered, "These are the horns which scattered Judah, ...

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The Red Lion refers to "Zerah of the Scarlet Thread," one of the twins born to Judah and Tamar (Chapter 38 of Genesis). Bora Finton had a great insight ...

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Judah - Lion Ephraim - Ox or Bull Reuben - Face of a Man Dan - Eagle (now Scorpio). It seems clear that the four large circles in the outer portion of the ...


The lion, I believe represented The Lion of Judah, and that he would be protecting me and all of his Children that are hearing and obeying Him. ...


34:30 And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, ...


She might be symbolically "dark" for reasons associated with the "hidden" bloodline of the princes of Judah, whose appearance, described as "brighter than ...


(9) Then he said to me, "The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great; the land is full of blood, and the city full of injustice; ...

The Pleiades and the Seventh Ray on the Seventh Day

For example, Judah is Leo. In Genesis 49:9, he is called a lion's whelp, and he stoops down as a lion and a lioness, ie, like a sphinx. Noah is Pisces. ...


These twins were the firstborn sons of Judah and Tamar. ... Suddenly, it hit me, the two bloodlines of the Lion of Judah, the willow and the cedar. ...


Jesus said "I am the light"; that's why the tribe of Judah went first ... [By the way, note that the number of men in the tribe of Judah - 186400 - is ...


In your dream, the robe worn by the person with deep colored swirls like designs on peacock feathers reminds me of Joseph, the 11th son of Judah, ...


So, I went on the web to look up references about the man named Judah. ... ... In the Bible, these are the "four horns" which scattered Judah, Israel, ...


... David of Bethlehem - a descendant of Abraham - married Saul's daughter to become King of Judah (corresponding to half the Palestinian territory). ...


And her treacherous sister Judah saw it. I gave faithless Israel her ... 12,14 — The defending of Judah in his dilemma, the direction of Israel in his ...


17:1, "The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron and with the point of a ... The Tribe of Judah is on the East, the Tribe of Reuben is on the South, ...


And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; ... Here Jesse is mentioned as "an Ephrathite of Beth-lehem-judah" (17:12, ...


Governing meridian/Immune fueling Tribe of Judah. Judah, the 13th zero point turn about to recycle the harmonic octave. It is advanced to the next higher . ...


Virgo- Judah------------ " fourth Libra- Zebulun---------- " fifth Scorpio- Issachar------- " sixth Sagittarius- Dan-------- " seventh ...

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Judah,'the lion's whelp,' is Leo (the Lion). Zebulon, 'who shall dwell at the beach of the sea,' is Pisces (the Fishes). Issachar, 'a gelded donkey lying ...


In Assyrian and Babylonian texts relating to the kingdom of Judah, ... On the gates there is the names of the twelve tribes, Judah, Simeon, Levi, etc. ...


14:14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, ...


6: And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, wrote they unto him an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem. ...


from Judah will come the cornerstone ni out of him came forth the corner kj. Matthew 21:42 has become the capstone ni is become the head of the corner kj ...

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When Solomon and the tribe of Judah bowed down to idols (Ashtoreth and Milcom), the ten tribes separated from Reaboem, Solomon's son and successor, ...


They try to detect a realization of the Gog and Magog story in Israel's struggle against the Assyrians; or against Judah's encounter with the Babylonians; ...


And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over; he shall reach ... Kings After Solomon - The chronologies of Judah and Israel were recorded ...


For example, Judah is Leo. In Genesis 49:9, he is called a lion's welp, and he stoops down like a lion and lioness. (ie, like a Sphinx). Noah is Pisces. ...


"A vine thou didn't bring out of Egypt" (Ps. 80:91), "The vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the House of Israel and the mean of Judah are his cherished ...

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The Bible says that Jesus (Yeshua) was the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The Lion signifies the sign of Leo, which rules the heart. He gave us one commandment ...


After Joab slew Absalom, the people of both Judah and Israel met David at Gilgal as he re-crossed the Jordan to hail him as King once more. ...




Boaz, the left-hand pillar, stood to the south representing the land of Judah and signifying 'strength'; Jachin stood in the north representing the land of ...

The Psalms

A Psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah. 63:1God, you are my God. ... 69:35For God will save Zion, and build the cities of Judah. ...


These twins were the firstborn sons of Judah and Tamar. ... Schurer holds that the term Nasi is not applied until Judah ha-Nasi at the end of the second ...


Seth was god of the Hyk-sos, Enoch, or Inachus, of the Argives; and Abraham, Isaac, and Judah have been compared with Brahma, Ikshwaka, and Yadu of the ...


And Jehovah said, Judah `shall go up' first. ... 19 But Egypt will be desolate, Edom a desert waste, because of violence done to the people of Judah, ...


It must also be understood that the very symbols used to denote these tribes, such as the Bull (of Ephraim), the Lion (of Judah), the Serpent/Eagle (of Dan) ...


... the Northern kingdom, because of their period of abandonment which was probably permanent; the places of the Southern kingdom -- Judah and Benjamin, ...


... n pr m AV - Jashubilehem 1; 1 Jashubi-lehem = "returner of bread" 1) a descendant of Shelah, the son of Judah by Bath-shua the Canaanitess ...