Monday, June 28, 2010

In the news...

Today's news is yet another cluster of stories revealing the hatred which is growing throughout the world against Israel. Just as the Bible predicted:

Just look at the photograph attached to this article:

"Turkish Rally for Flotilla Raises Flag with Nazi Symbol"

Turkish supporters for flotillas aimed at breaking Israel’s maritime embargo on Hamas-controlled Gaza recently raised the Nazi flag with an expression of gratitude. The Turkish language slogan on the flag is a common expression of gratitude, according to the [Islam] Religion for website.

Turkey was not allied with the Nazi regime but retained important trade agreements that allowed Nazi Germany to import key materials until the pact was broken one year before the end of World War II.

The web site states that Muslim jihadists have committed 15,533 attacks around the world since the September 11, 2001 aerial suicide bombings on the United States.

The hatred is particularly intense in the Middle East:

"The Flotillas of Summer, The Guns of August"

The signs are ominous, disquieting. In Hanover, Germany, young Muslim children of Lebanese, Palestinian, and Iranian descent, ages ten to fifteen, throw rocks at a Jewish dance troupe, injuring one of the performers and ending the performance. The children use a megaphone to shout anti-Semitic slurs during the attack. In Amsterdam, Holland, a taxi sports this sign: Israel=Terror Country/State. The Dutch taxi also has a picture of an Israeli flag marked by an “x” and dripping blood. Interestingly enough, Dutch law enforcement have begun to dress police officers as religious Jews, or as “decoys” with which to catch anti-Semites in the act. In Washington state, in America, a nine-foot Chabad (remember Mumbai) menorah was knocked over; on its base was spray-painted: “Die Jew.”

Then we turn to the U.S. and see how relations between the U.S. and Israel have deteriorated - just a few months into the current administration:

"U.S.-Israeli relations suffer 'tectonic rift'"

A senior Israeli diplomat has warned that the Jewish state's relationship with the United States has suffered a "tectonic rift".

The sobering assessment comes a week before Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, meets President Barack Obama at the White House.

There had been hope the two could lay to rest a row that erupted between the two allies in March but the new comments have raised fears of long-term damage.

Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to Washington, told foreign ministry colleagues at a private briefing in Jerusalem that they were facing a long and potentially irrevocable estrangement.

"G-8 'fully believes" Israel will attack Iran, says Italy PM"

World leaders "believe absolutely" that Israel may decide to take military action against Iran to prevent the latter from acquiring nuclear weapons, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Saturday.

“Iran is not guaranteeing a peaceful production of nuclear power [so] the members of the G-8 are worried and believe absolutely that Israel will probably react preemptively,” Berlusconi told reporters following talks with other Group of Eight leaders north of Toronto.

And summer has just begun. Things seem to be closing in, prophetically. We will see more flotillas, and each with their own provocation, triggering who knows what. We see the Israeli-Iranian situation coming to a head. We see northern Israel and the situation with Lebanon/Hezbollah/Syria reaching a crisis, based on the missile shipments to the region. We also watch the situation in the Gulf - wondering what will happen down there, particularly if a hurricane approached the Gulf.

One thing is for sure: This promises to be an interesting summer.

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