Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Israel 'Extremely Nervous' Over Russian Operations On Golan Border

39 “And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh,[d] Meshech, and Tubal; and I will turn you around and lead you on, bringing you up from the far north, and bring you against the mountains of Israel. Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand, and cause the arrows to fall out of your right hand. You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. You shall fall on the open field; for I have spoken,” says the Lord God
[Ezekiel 39:1-5]

Israel extremely nervous over Russian operations on its Golan border

On the outside, Israel is all smiles and full of praise for way the coordination with Moscow is working for averting clashes between its air force and Russian warplanes over Syria. This goodwill was conspicuous in the compliments Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Vladimir Putin traded when they met on the sidelines of the Paris climate summit Monday, Nov. 30.

But the first disquieting sign appeared Tuesday, Dec. 1. Senior Russian and Israeli officers were due to meet in Tel Avid to discuss strengthening the cooperation between the two army commands. But no word from Moscow or Jerusalem indicated whether the meeting had taken place.

DEBKAfile’s military sources report that this week, the show of optimism is giving way to an uneasy sensation in the offices of the prime minister, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and the IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady. 

They suspect an ulterior motive behind Russia’s military movements in southern Syria, especially its air strikes against Syrian rebels, just across from Israel’s Golan border.

In particular, Moscow may be giving Hizballah and Iran an umbrella for achieving their longstanding design to displace the Syrian rebels with Revolutionary Guards and Hizballah forces and deploy them along Israel’s Golan border.

This suspicion gained ground when Tuesday, Dec. 1, the day after the Putin-Netanyahu encounter, the combined Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah units expanded their thrust from the southern Syrian town of Deraa to the Golan town of Quneitra, within sight of Israel’s defense positions.

All that day, heavy battles raged over the rebel-held line of hills running from a point just south of Quneitra to the Israeli-Syrian-Jordanian border junction. The combined force was supported by Russian air strikes and heavy tanks and artillery, seen for the first time in this war arena.

When the fighting resumed Wednesday, the IDF placed its Golan units on high alert and an extra-vigilant eye was trained on this battle.

The Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah side is gaining a distinct advantage from the deep feud dividing rebel ranks. The Islamic State and the al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian Nusra Front forces are tearing into each other with suicide bombers and explosive cars. Tuesday, an ISIS-rigged bomb car blew up at Nusra headquarters near Quneitra (see photo).

But this also means that an Islamic State force has come dangerously close to the Israeli border.

However, even more perils are in store if Bashar Assad’s army backed by Iran, Hizballah and Russia manages to capture the hills opposite the Golan:

1. Two years of unrelenting Israeli military and intelligence efforts to keep Hizballah and Iranian forces away from its Golan border will have gone to naught.

2.  Hizballah will open the door for Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers to set up a command center right up to the Israeli border.

3.  Israel’s steadfast policy and military action to prevent advanced Iranian weapons reaching Hizballah in Lebanon via Syria will be superseded. On the Golan, Hizballah will have gained direct access to any weapons it wants directly from Syria and be able to deploy them at far shorter distances from Israeli targets than from their firing positions in Lebanon.

4.  Vladimir Putin attaches extreme importance to recovering southern Syria from the rebel forces backed by the US and Israel, because he regards the threat to the Assad regime as great from the south as it is from the north or the center.

5.  Israel faces a grave dilemma between keeping up its “honeymoon” with Moscow by giving way on its essential security interests, or taking the bull by the horns and keeping the enemy at bay, whatever the cost to the understanding reached with Putin.

Officials in Jerusalem point out that the threat to Golan peaked just hours after the Russian leader met the prime minister in Paris. Putin is conducting a hands-on policy on Syria and keeps close track of the slightest occurrence on the battlefield. He must have been perfectly aware of the state of play on the Golan when he met Netanyahu, but nonetheless kept it out of their conversation.

Articles: Israel Beware

Yet, in America, support for Israel is broad, and the overwhelming majority of Americans believe either that there should not be a Palestinian state, or that it should only be established through a peace agreement with Israel. Obama does not need anyone’s consent in order to instruct his UN ambassador to support a Palestinian state proposal at the Security Council, but at the same time he has no reason to anger many Democrats by shoving this decision down their throat when there is another way. Obama, the master of rhetoric and expert in framing the narrative, need not use force; and he will succeed in convincing many that this is not only the correct decision, but the inevitable decision. 

His supporting arguments will claim that just about the whole world agrees that a Palestinian state needs to be established next to Israel, including Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has repeated this since 2009, and he takes the prime minister at his word. The dispute is only regarding the borders.

A Palestinian state, Obama will continue, is in everyone’s best interest. It is in Israel’s best interest since the Palestinians, being a stateless people, have been a source of tension between Israel and other Arab nations which will subside after the establishment of a Palestinian state.

This argument sounds forceful, yet is filled with many flaws and half truths.  Some of them being that this president has used aid, weapons sales, and other security measures to flaunt his support for Israel while damaging Israel in the diplomatic arena, making sure that they have no legitimacy to use the weapons. He has pledged that America ‘has Israel’s back’ on Iran, while simultaneously thwarting any Israeli attack on Iran either through leaks or outright threats, and in general has presented Israel as a liability for the U.S. However, Obama’s case for a Palestinian state will be enough to disarm well intentioned Democrats and citizens alike who are generally supportive of Israel and believe that a Palestinian State should only be established through negotiations.

The last year of Obama’s presidency will be an all-out offensive to implement his ideology through his policies and Israel will not be spared. Therefore, Israel must beware, a Palestinian state is on the horizon, and if a counterplan is not devised, we will all be witness to a terrorist organization receiving a state without even making one concession, being facilitated by the enlightened Western world.   

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Mrs.C said...

From the archives of Zola :) This is a fascinating on location program he did years ago. He is at the bridges, the locations, that Gog will have to use to enter Israel.
AMAZING to here his teaching and incite to the coming invasion. At the very beginning, he shows a map, and indicates the three different places the enemy can enter to attack Israel. One of those locations, takes the enemy along the mountain range in Israel, which as we know from Gods Word, they will be destroyed on the mountains. Stunning to see the Truth of His Word unfold before us...WOW!
Here is the link to Zola's series entitled "Signs of the End—Roadmap to Armageddon"
then select "The Coming Invasion" for the program I mentioned :)

Scott said...

Wow. What a treasure trove thanks so much for linking it - i cant wait to dig in!

Mrs.C said...

Yes Brother, its wonderful :) Keep in mind, when Zola did this, it is a reflection of the situation at the time, and that was the push for the Road Map nonsense. Whew, Zola would be blown away with whats going on now. I have to add also, that I disagree with some of the way he surmises Ezekiel 38 will go down, but he is an awesome teacher of the Word. Also on this same series is one called "The Battle Ground", and I believe that one is on location in the Golan Heights.
Dr. Jeffrey Seif replaced Zola for a while, when Zola went to be with the Lord. He too is a Born Again Jewish person, and did a wonderful series on location (also found in the archives) called "Ezekiel and the Mid East "Piece" Process".
Zola's on site productions were wonderful. One that really struck me was I believe done on the Feasts, but Im not sure. Zola is standing on the Mount of Olives, and behind him is the sealed Eastern Gate.Sealed by the Muslims centuries ago. He describes in great detail the history of that Gate, and the future of that Gate, including that WE will someday walk through that Gate with Jesus Himself! Wow! It was so exciting to see, knowing that we will be with the Lord at that time here on Earth! Wow...

Mrs.C said...

Oh, btw, you have to highlight the program you want from the list,in this case "The Coming Invasion", then click on the link right under the video that states "play RealMedia version". As these are archived programs, you will need RealPlayer to play them. RealPlayer is a free download :)

Caver said...

Wow....just watched Mrs C's link. Amazing....that man had such insight. He even has a topo map showing the reliefs in the video....its so obvious when seen this way.

ally said...

Mrs. C, excellent work! Thanks

Scott said...

Ally thats interesting do you want me to post that?