Friday, August 17, 2012

Evening Update: Ahmadinejad - "Israel Will Soon Be Destroyed"

Not only is Iran calling for Israel's "soon" destruction, but their proxy, Hezbollah is making the same call. This evening's news brings to mind the following scripture:

"On that day, when all nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves."
(Zechariah 12:3)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an annual anti-Israel protest in Tehran on Friday that the Jewish state was a "cancerous tumour" that will soon be excised, drawing Western rebukes.

Ahmadinejad's diatribe against Israel in his Quds (Jerusalem) Day address was the latest in a long line to have drawn criticism from Western governments.

"The nations of the region will soon finish off the usurper Zionists in the Palestinian land.... A new Middle East will definitely be formed. With the grace of God and help of the nations, in the new Middle East there will be no trace of the Americans and Zionists," he said.

The diatribe took place amid heightened tensions between Israel and Iran over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.

The Jewish state has in recent weeks intensified its threats to possibly bomb Iran's nuclear facilities to prevent it having the capability to produce atomic weapons.

Israel's existence is an "insult to all humanity," Iran's president said Friday in one of his sharpest attacks yet against the Jewish state, as Israel openly debates whether to attack Iran over its nuclear program.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said confronting Israel is an effort to "protect the dignity of all human beings."

"The existence of the Zionist regime is an insult to all humanity," Ahmadinejad said. He was addressing worshippers at Tehran University after nationwide pro-Palestinian rallies, an annual event marking Quds (Jerusalem) Day on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

Israeli leaders say "all options are on the table," a clear reference to a military strike, if they determine that other measures have failed.

Iran has warned it would hit back at Israel if it is attacked, also threatening to strike at American interests in the region.

Demonstrators in Tehran set U.S. and Israeli flags on fire and chanted "Death to the U.S." and "Death to Israel" during their pro-Palestinian rally.

Tensions between Iran and Israel have intensified since 2005, when Ahmadinejad said in a speech that Israel will one day be "wiped off the map." The Iranian president has also described the Holocaust, when 6 million Jews were killed by German Nazis and their collaborators during World War II, as a "myth."

Millions of people took to the streets at more than 500 demonstrations across Iran on Friday morning to commemorate International al-Quds Day, Iranian state television reported.

Waving Palestinian flags and chanting “Death to Israel”, Iranians participated in the annual show of solidarity with the Palestinians protesting Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem, whose Arabic name is al-Quds. Iranian state television showed footage of Iranians burning Israeli and American flags.

Ahmadinejad reportedly went on to say that the very existence of the state of Israel is a crime against humanity, that “the Zionist regime is a tool to dominate the Middle East” and that the world powers are “thirsty for Iranian blood.”

The Iranian president further stated that International Quds Day is the day of unity among all human beings to remove the “Zionist black stain” from human society.

Iran's vast influence in the region shown below:

The leader of the Lebanese Shiite terrorist Hezbollah said his group will transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis to “hell” if Israel attacks Lebanon.

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said Friday that the group has a list of Israeli targets that it can hit with few rockets. He said a small number of precisely fired missiles on carefully selected targets could “transform the lives of millions of Zionists in occupied Palestine to a real hell,” and spoke of tens of thouands of Israeli fatalities.

The threat came as Israel debated whether to attack Iranian nuclear facilities. That could trigger retaliation from Iran’s allies, like Hezbollah.

Nasrallah said Iran’s response to any Israeli attack would be “lightning” and huge and that the ongoing debate in Israel over striking Iran was a testament to the Islamic Republic’s strength and courage.

“Will Israel provide Iran the excuse it has been waiting 32 years for,” asked Nasrallah in a televised speech marking Jerusalem Day on Friday.

On Friday, Hezbollah staged a procession near the Fatima Gate on the Israel-Lebanon border, in honor of al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day. The event and, later, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah's anti-Israel statements were not motivated simply by an abiding hatred for Israel.

With Hezbollah's public standing in Lebanon on the decline, and its patron Bashar Assad poised to fall from power in Syria, the Shi'ite group may attempt to provoke the IDF into a confrontation.


ChristineInCleveland said...

I was wondering what's up with the posts in Thursday's evening update between Mrs. C & Israeli? There seems to be a lot of accusations flying... Wish you would intercede!

WVBORN56 said...

Christine I am far from an expert on what is going on but apparently Israeli may be one of "anons" many false identities it would sadly appear? Everytime Mrs C calls the fakes out a series of anons and alter ego's of anon show up in mass. It is very predictable. Bottom line you can trust Mrs C and GG on this. Don't be fooled. Anyone who would play these games has serious issues. "Be sure your sins will find you out"

Scott said...

C - I just don't have time to moderate the comments section these days (not that I ever had the time or desire). Its easy to delete a comment thread - but there are so many news stories in circulation - all of great relevance - I'm pretty consumed with the news whenever I have free time (which is getting less and less frequent recently)

sister said...

Wvborn...just to clear something up...I commented on the previous post. I'm in no way an " alter ego " of anyone. Just because I don't frequently comment doest mean I'm not reading Scott's blog daily. shouldn't allow Mrs c to do what she does.

ChristineInCleveland said...

It seems these days, the last thing any of us should do is bicker amongst ourselves... How does this make us look, as Christians? With Scott raising awareness of so many 11th hour headlines, now more than ever we need to be wise as serpents & gentle as doves! The U.S. is circling the drain as a country & no one but Jesus can save us.... As believers let's remember why we were born for such a time as this! :)

WVBORN56 said...

With all due respect "sister" if by chance you are not an alter ego you dear friend are very new here or lacking in spiritual discernment. Mrs C and GG are long time posters here with proven spiritual and biblical knowledge. GG is as sweet as people come and Mrs. C is gifted with wisdom and discernment. Again don't be fooled.

Now onto what is important. Thanks Scott for all you do. The prophetic events are occuring fast and furious. Geat job of briging some great articles recently! It really looks like we are soooooo close to going home. It is absolutely sureal because it is so real. The rapture of the church!

We are like the wondering Israelites in the desert at the end of the 40 years and looking to finally crossing into the promise land. Wow! Let's not look at the giants! Let's keep our focus on Jesus and our blessed hope! Time is extremely short!

Israeli said...

WVBorn56, I am Israeli. Sorry you arre also accusing me. None of you knows me.
Not important.
Scott, your blog is amazing and it is important and you are warning everyone. This brings out some strange spirits I guess. I want to walk in Messiah and in HIS ways. I should not react to evil. Sorry to mess up your blog brother.

WVBORN56 said...

Wow Israeli you are an early bird. Up at 5:30 am on Saturday? That is our day to sleep in here in the USA. So sorry if I am wrong, truly. I have actually appreciated many of your posts but no one wants to be fooled by a phony hence our skepticism. But if not, impersonating different people with an agenda to undermine this blog is so wrong on so many levels. I need convincing but again I hope I am wrong.

Israeli said...

Actually, it was 6:30. I can't help people who have a suspicious nature. I'm sorry, I really can't.
I came here via a link. This is an AMAZING blog. I am shocked that there is so much hate generated here.
One thing correctly said, there is fruit being exposed.
You can believe what you like. When the bombs begin to fall, I can give on the ground reporting to Scott. And, they WILL fall, soon. Then, maybe the conspiracy theorists will be ashamed of their false accusations of me, who came here in good faith.
I am really shocked, that is for sure.

ChristineInCleveland said...


You make me cringe when you accuse the brethren of "so much hate being generated here"... That is an affront to all of us, and blatantly false!
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.... John 13:35.
It breaks my heart to see this kind of back biting going on, when it only is giving the Devil a foothold.... :'c

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that Israeli did not start it.
However, I come for the news not the petty squables. Keep up the good work Scott. For the rest of us, lets keep our eyes on what is important and not act like children.

Scott said...

Lets keep our eyes on the signs, folks - lets not be distracted.

Scott said...

Also consider who would like to see us distracted at a time like this......