Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Israel Considering "The Day After"

The tipping point draws closer by the day:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, as Israel begins preparing its “day after” scenario in expectation of an imminent interim agreement between the P5+1 and Iran.
Netanyahu continued on Tuesday to implore the P5+1 – the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany – to improve the conditions of the deal shaping up. But as he did so, others began talking about strategy for the eventuality that a deal is signed when the sides meet on Wednesday in Geneva for the third time this month.

Likud MK Tzachi Hanegbi, a Netanyahu confidant, said on Tuesday that Israel would not see itself bound by an agreement that does not prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Israel’s main problem with the proposed deal is that it freezes Iran’s program but does not dismantle it or significantly roll it back, in exchange for sanctions relief that Jerusalem believes severely weakens the pressure on Tehran. Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Tuesday that in accepting this agreement, the world would be demonstrating that it “is willing to deceive itself.”

Iranian political figures, meanwhile, have lined up to accuse Paris of jeopardizing chances to reach a deal after Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned against accepting “a fool’s game” – lopsided concessions to Tehran.
On Monday, Hollande set out a tough stance during his visit to Israel, saying he would not give way on nuclear proliferation with respect to Iran.
His remarks received criticism on Tuesday from an Iranian parliamentary official.
“We advise the president of France to comment on the basis of facts, not assumptions, and beyond that, not to be the executor of the Zionist regime’s [Israel’s] plan,” Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the assembly’s national security and foreign affairs committee, told Iran’s official news agency.
On Tuesday, Iranian parliamentarians gathered signatures to demand that the government continue enriching uranium to levels of 20 percent and finish building the Arak reactor.
“The government is obliged to protect the nuclear rights of Iran in the forthcoming negotiations,” Mehr news agency quoted MP Fatemeh Alia as saying.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Russia Wednesday for a meeting with Russian President Vladmir Putin to discuss nuclear talks with Iran, among other issues.

While Israel does not expect that the Kremlin will change its position significantly on Iran, the prime minister will try to elicit help from Russia to tailor any agreement more to Israeli standards, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin, who will accompany Netanyahu on the trip, Israel Radio reported.

“[We] don’t expect that Russia will adopt Israel’s views [on Iran], but even a slight change in Russia’s position could affect the expected agreement between the [world] powers and Iran,” he said.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran would not step back from its nuclear rights and his negotiating team had been set limits for talks over Iran's disputed nuclear program, to resume in Geneva later on Wednesday.

"We do insist that we will not step back one iota from our rights," Khamenei said in a speech to tens of thousands of volunteer Basij militiamen in Tehran, broadcast live on Iran's Press TV with English translation.

"They should know that the Iranian nation respects all nations of the world, but we will slap aggressors in the face in such a way they will never forget it," Khamenei said, without referring to any specific country.

"Death to America," the militiamen chanted in response, repeating one of the main rallying cries for supporters of the Islamic Republic.
The leader criticized France. French President Francois Hollande assured Israel on Sunday that France would continue to oppose an easing of economic sanctions against Iran until it was convinced Tehran had given up any pursuit of nuclear weapons.

 The French government spokeswoman says President Francois Hollande believes comments by Iran’s supreme leader about Israel are “unacceptable” and complicate talks between world powers and the Islamic regime over its nuclear program.

French government spokeswoman Najat Vallaud-Belkacem told reporters that Hollande’s cabinet discussed the Iran nuclear dossier just hours before negotiations between Iran and six world powers were set to resume in Geneva.

Hollande was referring to comments attributed earlier to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaking to a gathering of the Basij force, which is controlled by Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard.
In them, the Iranian leader referred to Israel — “the Zionist regime” — as “the rabid dog of the region.”
Speaking to some 50,000 members of the paramilitary volunteer militia, Khamenei also said Israel was ripe for collapse.

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harnessandleash said...

When Iran (or the other Arab countries) use the word Zionists they always mean it in a derogatory, dirty word kind of way. Too bad they don't recognize the fact that the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob was the first one to coin the phrase-- Zionism.

WVBORN56 said...

Scott I keep going back and forth on Syria vs. Iran being the tipping point. It looks like the confrontation between Israel and Iran has now jumped to the lead again.

Certainly the dominoes could start falling at anytime with any number of tipping points.

Once it starts I would look for Isaiah 17/ Great middle east war and Gog-Magog to soon follow.

It has been my assertion that the rapture most likely comes before both wars but I am not dogmatic on the timing.

And so with the potential tipping point on the horizon our going home is even closer.

We are certainly living in exciting times as we watch the signs unfold! Thanks for much for all you do in presenting them for us each day.

With that in mind.... "perhaps this week" or better yet "perhaps today!" :)


Dave Down Under said...

And now dear children continue to live in fellowship with Christ, so that when he returns you may be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame.

Blessings to all.

1 John 2:28

ChristineInCleveland said...

Amen, Dave Down Under! Can't you just sense the growing excitement as our Wedding Day draws near...? This world is so NOT our home, & we groan with these daily struggles & cares, knowing our Savior is coming soon, and very soon! Hallelujah! :)

Stephen said...

Stocks are still way up there
in the sky, but one has to wonder
IF BY CHANCE the 11 APR date coming
up is serious, cos IF SO, then I
find it very hard to see the dow
at 16 000 much longer.

It is easy to get conditioned by
bulls BUT AT THE SAME time dangerous. Bulls always seem to
have conviction in what they are
saying AS LONG AS stocks are up
in the blue.

And yet, various web searches by
yours truly here have found a
PATTERN revolving around 23 SEP
2017 that cannot be ignored.

Including the 1260 take off back
to 11 APR 2014.

I must admit I have been a VICTIM
of bulls, somehow being conditioned
to believe that the "end" may
be far off.

and yet, the SIGN that was given
to John in REV 12 was not from
some "person" that may or may not
be false.

the sign was from Jesus Christ.

that is why I think bulls are in
a fairy tale land, constantly
trying to use emotional mind games
to FOOL people like me that the
so called end may be a long way off.

11 APR is really not that far away.

Bulls will ONLY ACCEPT this if they are caught in a vicious CRASH
with no way out. that could be

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>