Revelation 17:17: “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.”

A Reflection on Supremacy and the Interfaith Movement

8-18-2017

Victimized groups are everywhere: Tibetans, Ukrainians, citizens of cities in Europe: Paris, Nice, Brussels, Istanbul, Barcelona; Dalits in India, Muslims in too many locations, Indigenous peoples across the globe, Black Lives in the United States and often elsewhere. Charlottesville. Ethnic and religious minorities: Jews, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus,, Zoroastrians, Pagans, Buddhists, the Baha’i… You get the point — and chances are, you feel the point.

At the heart of our endeavors, these interfaith movements eschew supremacy in religion and in other dimensions of human existence. We find ways to affirm particular identities without claiming that anyone of those identities is superior to or supreme over all the others. We commit ourselves to better understanding each other and actually working cooperatively with one another. That is to say, we have a self-understanding that is opposite to the supremacists.

We draw on what we understand to be the best of each of our own traditions and find similarities and convergences that reinforce our steps and strides toward mutual understanding and cooperation. We find, for example, shared directives about the respect for life itself, for inclusive justice, for tolerance, for solidarity between and among members of the human community, and for a strong sense of interdependence throughout the human and natural world.

We find that this harmony is possible amidst our diversity, we as interfaith movements can also move toward collective action on behalf of a common good. To get to that state of readiness, however, will require that all of us in the interfaith movements get well prepared to be interventionists into situations in which the supremacists are ready to provoke hatred and violence, disruption and disarray, injury and, yes, death.

These interfaith movements can bring their collective voices and actions to the places where the supremacists are endangering both religious and civic values, disrupting neighborhoods and communities, and threatening human life. We’ve got work to do, we non-supremacists who identify ourselves as people of conscience, guided by our commitments to our faiths and our interfaith solidarity.

https://parliamentofreligions.org/blog/2017-08-18-1636/reflection-supremacy-and-interfaith-movement?utm_source=Email%20Updates&utm_campaign=7e424fb409-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5516d1b278-7e424fb409-87741585&mc_cid=7e424fb409&mc_eid=b99c7fea40



Daniel 8:

“And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.

And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

IRAN BUILDING LONG-RANGE ROCKET FACTORY IN SYRIA - ISRAELI TV

AUGUST 15, 2017

"We vehemently oppose the military buildup by Iran and its proxies."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned last week that Iran was strengthening its foothold in its ally Syria as Islamic State fighters were being displaced, and said Israel was watching developments and would act against any threat.

"Our policy is clear: We vehemently oppose the military buildup by Iran and its proxies, primarily Hezbollah, in Syria and we will do whatever it takes to protect Israel's security," he said in a speech. Iran is Israel's avowed enemy, and Israel argues that the agreement fails to prevent Iranian weapons posing a threat to its very existence. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Iran-building-long-range-rocket-factory-in-Syria-Israeli-TV-502522


Islamic Republic of Iran: MPs chant “Death to America” while voting to increase military budget by $800,000,000

AUGUST 15, 2017

Where did they get the $800,000,000? Oh yeah. Thanks, Obama!

IRAN could replace North Korea as the biggest threat to the United States as lawmakers overwhelmingly agreed to pump more money into its nuclear program. Tehran’s parliament voted to funnel thousands of pounds into the development of its nuclear missile project in a bid to fight US “adventurism” at the weekend.

Chants of “death to America” echoed around the chamber as the bill which will increase the state’s military budget by almost $800 million was passed with a huge majority….Under Iran’s new laws, which still need to be rubber-stamped by the country’s overseeing body, $260million will be pumped into the missile program alone.

Rouhani told lawmakers: “In an hour and a day, Iran could return to a more advanced [nuclear] level than at the beginning of the negotiations.”…

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/08/islamic-republic-of-iran-mps-chant-death-to-america-while-voting-to-increase-military-budget-by-800000000



Matthew 24:7-8: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”


Malaria infections spreading in crisis-ridden Venezuela

Experts calculate that malaria cases could triple this year as the country suffers from a shortage of medication.

August 15, 2017

Worldwide, malaria has affected 212 million people, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, with a mortality rate of nearly 30 percent.

According to some reports, 18 of Venezuela's 23 states are experiencing an outbreak. Ironically, the country was the first in Latin America to declare itself malaria-free in 1961, but the current outbreak is spiralling out of control.

The worst is still to come. "The government's anti-malaria programme has effectively been dismantled, with much of the material [mosquito nets, prophylactics etc] simply stolen or diverted to the black market. NGOs trying to cope with the spread of malaria have been forced out. Control is in the hands of the army and of armed civilians often linked to the state government."

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/08/malaria-epidemic-spreading-crisis-ridden-venezuela-170802072924748.html




Yemen cholera epidemic kills 2,000, infects 500,000 as outbreak hits ‘grim milestone’


14 Aug, 2017

The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which began in April, has now killed 2,000 people and infected 500,000 in what the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as “largest epidemic in the world.” While the outbreak slowed in July in the worst affected areas, the waterborne disease continues to spread to new areas, creating additional strain on the limited resources available to deal with the crisis.

More than half the country's medical centers have been bombed or closed due to lack of funds, there are widespread shortages of basic medicine and medical equipment necessary to treat the disease and 30,000 Yemeni health workers have not been paid this year.

"Yemen’s health workers are operating in impossible conditions. Thousands of people are sick, but there are not enough hospitals, not enough medicines, not enough clean water,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

https://www.rt.com/news/399573-yemen-cholera-epidemic-infects-500000/



Daniel 8: 4-21:
“And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Iran aims to end America’s 'terrorist actions' with missiles

8/14/2017

With the hostile war of words between North Korea and the U.S. escalating - leading to fears of a nuclear war, now America has another threat to deal with. On Sunday, Iranian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to increase the country’s budget for its ballistic missile program and foreign operations by the Revolutionary Guards.

Undeterred, Iranian lawmakers on Sunday gathered in the Parliament, shouting According to the Iranian media, the Parliament bill obliged the new government of President Hassan Rouhani to prepare a strategic plan for confronting the “threats, malicious, hegemonic and divisive activities of America in the region.”

“Death to America” and voted on a bill that was aimed at “countering America’s terrorist and adventurist actions.”

http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/254340189/iran-aims-to-end-americas-terrorist-actions-with-missiles



“There will be earthquakes in different places”

No tsunami warning after Indonesia jolted by 6.5 earthquake

August 13, 2017

The United States Geological Survey has said that an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck west of Indonesia's island of Sumatra on Sunday. "The earthquake was quite strong and shallow, it was felt all the way to Padang, West Sumatra, but there was no threat of a tsunami.”

Indonesia, which sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, is prone to frequent seismic and volcanic activity. The last massive quake to strike Indonesia’s western Aceh province was in December 2016, that left tens of thousands of people homeless, over 100 people dead and several others injured.

http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/254337092/no-tsunami-warning-after-indonesia-jolted-by-65-earthquake



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.”

Mossad Chief warns: Iran is taking over the Middle East

Mossad Director Yossi Cohen warns Iran is moving to fill the void left by ISIS, be dominant power in the Middle East.

8/13/2017

Mossad Director Yossi Cohen briefed the cabinet Sunday, warning that the Iranian regime is expanding its control across the Middle East through proxy forces in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen.

"In places where Iran's presence is limited, Iran is working to fill the void." he said. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said during the discussion that Cohen's assessment proves that the agreement between the major world powers and Iran was fundamentally unsound, as he had warned, and noted that Israel is not obligated in any way to the international agreements signed by Iran.

"Israel will continue to act determinedly and in a variety of ways to defend itself from these threats," said the Prime Minister.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/233847



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”


North Korea: Guam attack plans will be ready by mid-August

North Korea repeats threat to attack Guam, dismisses Trump comments as "load of nonsense."

8/10/17

North Korea on Wednesday repeated its threat to attack the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. In a statement carried by the state-run news agency KCNA and quoted by The Associated Press, the North Korean military said a plan for the “historic enveloping fire at Guam” will be completed by mid-August, be conveyed to the commander in chief of its nuclear force and then the military would “wait for his order.”

North Korea stressed it will “keep closely watching the speech and behavior of the U.S.” The U.S.-drafted resolution imposes a ban on exports aimed at depriving Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue. It also imposes a full ban on exports of coal, iron and iron ore, lead and lead ore as well as fish and seafood by North Korea.

North Korea vowed in response to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/233697



Revelation 11:2 : “Leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months.”

PA fears Israel will build 'imaginary Temple'

Senior Abbas aide warns against Israeli plans to Judaize Al-Aqsa in order to replace it with a Temple.

8/10/17

Tayeb Abdel Rahim, a senior aide to Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, warned on Wednesday of “the occupation’s plans to Judaize Al-Quds and to build a synagogue in preparation for the construction of the imaginary Temple.”
This is certainly not the first time that PA officials have accused Israel of planning to demolish the Al-Aqsa Mosque and replace it with a Holy Temple.

In 2013, the head of manuscripts at the Al-Aqsa Mosque made similar accusations, claiming that an analysis of Jerusalem's development plans finds there is an intention to Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and within this framework build the Temple on its ruins and to then reduce the number of Arab residents in the city.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/233703



Matthew 24:7 “And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.”

9 killed in 7.0-magnitude quake in SW China

08-09-2017

Death toll from the 7.0-magnitude earthquake which struck a remote area in southwest China's Sichuan Province Tuesday night has risen to nine, the information office of the provincial government said on Wednesday. As of 5 a.m., the quake has left nine people killed, 164 others injured. Sichuan is a quake-prone region. In May 2008, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Wenchuan and killed more than 80,000 people. In 2013, a 7.0-magnitude quake hit Lushan, killing 196.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/09/c_136510394.htm



Daniel 8:
“ And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."


'Iranian empire is being established - and the US does nothing'

Education Minister Bennett warns West is ignoring looming Iranian threat, calls for concerted strategic action to block 'Iranian empire'.

08/08/17

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) warned that the West is ignoring the greatest threat to global security in its fight against ISIS, trading away long-term strategic security for short-term tactical gains.

In an opinion piece published by The Wall Street Journal on Monday, Bennett argued that while ISIS had captured the West’s attention, the Tehran regime has been quietly expanding its influence across the region, working to establish radical Shi’ite hegemony over large portions of the Middle East.

“Since its 1979 revolution, Iran has sought to become a dominant world power capable of instilling Islamic rule on as many people as possible. The Iranian regime finances and supports armed militias in other countries and is the world’s top exporter of terror.”

While ISIS atrocities have sparked outrage, Bennett claims Iran represents a far deadlier long-term threat, one which could extend far beyond the Middle East. “An essential part of Tehran’s grand strategy is to control a land corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean Sea. Under the cover of Syria’s bloody civil war, Hezbollah is helping to build such a highway. This endangers the entire Western world.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/233607





U.S. fighter jet avoids collision with Iranian drone


Aug. 8, 2017

An Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a U.S. Navy fighter jet preparing to land on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier in the central Persian Gulf, a situation the Defense Department described as "dangerous." At about 2 p.m. Tuesday, the drone, described as an Iranian QOM-1 unmanned aerial vehicle, "executed unsafe and unprofessional altitude changes" despite repeated radio calls to stay clear of the flight operation," the U.S. military said.

The drone was 200 feet away from the jet and 100 feet away from it vertically, the U.S. military said. The Super Hornet "did a roll over" the drone to avoid collision, a Naval official told Navy Times. "If the F/A-18 had not done the maneuver," the two aircraft would have collided, the official said.

Three days earlier in the gulf, the USS Thunderbolt fired multiple warning shots at an armed Iranian patrol boat believed to be operated by the IRGC. The vessel stopped after being warned to avoid a collision.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/08/08/US-fighter-jet-avoids-collision-with-Iranian-drone/4111502214227/



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

Trump: North Korea 'will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen' if more threats emerge

August 08, 2017

President Trump has responded to reports of North Korea's nuclear threats, saying the regime "will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which the world has never seen before."

Speaking from New Jersey on Tuesday, Trump also said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "has been very threatening beyond a normal state," adding that the regime "best not make anymore threats to the United States."

The president's comments come after a report was published by The Washington Post claiming North Korea has produced a compact nuclear warhead that can be placed inside one of its advanced missiles – which are already believed to be capable of reaching half of the United States.

"We’ve been playing the diplomatic game for a long time with #NorthKorea and it’s only given them time to advance their weapons program," former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton tweeted.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/08/north-korean-nukes-are-miniaturized-can-fit-on-missiles-report-says.html



Matthew 24:7-8: “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

The Next AIDS Pandemic

Funding cuts to key U.S. programs that support medicine and treatment are coming. And with a booming African population and drug-resistant strains on the rise, the future is grim.

Thousands of HIV/AIDS experts are gathered in Paris this week for their biennial world conference, and leaders are exhorting every one of them to fight for global financing and expand access to treatment, especially in Africa. But the world cannot treat its way out of AIDS, and without a revolutionary breakthrough in either vaccines or the entire model of HIV control, a massive second global wave of AIDS will come, perhaps within the next 10 years.

Three problems are driving the global fight against HIV into a new danger zone. First, new infections increasingly involve forms of the virus that are already resistant to the primary drugs used to treat and prevent HIV infection. Second, the world is fast approaching the limits of manufacturing capacity for anti-HIV first-line drugs, and the ceiling is far lower for second- and third-line treatments. And third, there aren’t sufficient financial resources applied to the AIDS problem now, and signals from major donors — especially the U.S. government — offer a grim future of diminished resources and greater demands on very poor countries to finance their own HIV fights without outside help.

If the world isn’t willing and able to not merely stay the course, but expand support for treatment and R&D, it is hard to imagine any way out of the grim pandemic scenario. For those of us who chronicled the first HIV pandemic and witnessed entire social groups and societies in the throes of AIDS, the prospect of a second wave is gut-wrenching and hideous beyond contemplation.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/26/the-next-aids-pandemic/




Revelation 17:17:

“For God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.”

PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS SELECTS “INCLUSION” & “LOVE” AS MAJOR THEMES OF 2018 INTERNATIONAL CONVENING IN TORONTO

Organizers Call On People of Faith and Conscience to Increase Solidarity and Power in Global Peace, Climate, and Justice Movements

August 3, 2017

The world’s oldest and most diverse global interfaith event will mark its 125-year anniversary by bringing together leaders and followers of more than 200 spiritual and secular traditions to “pursue global understanding, reconciliation, and change” in the world’s most culturally diverse city.

He continues, “Growing global faith-based movements that are actively transcending old barriers are giving life to the 25-year-old mission of the Parliament— they will bring extremely convincing examples of how inclusion and love are already working in a time when the stakes are highest and, in certain cases, we won’t have another chance to get things right.”

Choosing from 500 or more of the Parliament’s unique forums, participants and invited luminaries will be able to customize an experience that satisfies and expands their interests and strengths. Programs will feature internationally renowned plenary speakers from religious, cultural, and civic institutions, moving cultural performances, artistic exhibitions, and expert trainings in movement building.

https://parliamentofreligions.org/blog/2017-08-03-1808/parliament-worlds-religions-selects-inclusion-love-major-themes-2018?mc_cid=9e056c6810&mc_eid=b99c7fea40



Revelation 18:4-5: “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues, for her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.”

Jerusalem gears up for gay pride parade under banner

‘LGBTQ and Religion’4,000 expected to take part in annual event under heavy security; police to allow small anti-protest by far-right activists

August 3, 2017

Thousands of people were expected to march through central Jerusalem Thursday afternoon in the city’s 16th annual LGBTQ pride parade. This year’s March for Pride and Tolerance will be held under the banner of “LGBTQ and Religion,” and is expected to draw some 4,000 participants to the capital city.

“In a city that has known bloody wars of religion; we have seen and borne the price of hatred against the backdrop of religion. We will shed light on the complex, deep connections between [various religious groups] and the struggles for partnerships, conflict and dialogue” organizers wrote on their Facebook page.”

http://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-gears-up-for-gay-pride-parade-under-banner-lgbtq-and-religion/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=499bfa93e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-499bfa93e2-54606857



Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:
“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.”


The Iranian connection to the Temple Mount riots

Report finds that rioters were granted packages containing food, drink - and a special note of encouragement from Ayatollah Khamenei.

August 2017

Iran directly encouraged recent Arab riots in the Old City of Jerusalem by distributing food packages with notes of encouragement to rioters, Israel Hayom reported.

The packages included flyers showing the Dome of the Rock Mosque and a well-known phrase of Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei: “With the help of Allah, Palestine will be liberated! Jerusalem is ours!”

A senior PA intelligence official told Israel Hayom that “it is clear to us that the government in Tehran, with its long arms, stands behind this food drive. We’re talking about millions of shekels, and the Iranians found the way to transfer the message, right under the nose of Israel, that Iran is the one that cares about [the Palestinian Arabs]. The flyer attached to every package with the quotes from Khamenei made perfectly clear who stands behind the food packages.”

PA leaders close to Abbas expressed anger at the Iranian attempt to establish an image as caregiver for the Palestinian Arabs. “Nothing is off limits for the Iranians, and they send their tentacles everywhere, ” an official in Abbas’ office said.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/233259



It's time to challenge Iranian misbehavior


Today, the reality is that Iran's fingerprints can be found in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Afghanistan and even in the Shia-majority Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

8/3/2017

For over 30 years Iran has contributed to increased sectarianism in the Middle East while supporting terror through Hezbollah and Hamas. It has also exported its revolution through the radicalization of Shia groups in the region and aggressively supported a state policy to destroy Israel.

Yet, the U.S. seldom if ever responded to Iran’s murderous acts or to its other destabilizing activities in the region. Today, the reality is that Iran's fingerprints can be found in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Afghanistan and even in the Shia-majority Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Middle East states under assault by Iran's proxies - - Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon and Yemen - - need continued American backing. Yemen is perhaps the most widely covered example with the sitting Yemeni government and Saudi Arabia fighting against the Iran-funded Shia Houthi rebels in their attempt to overthrow the government in Sana’a.

Concerning Iraq, the withdrawal of U.S. leadership from the Middle East the during the last eight years left a vacuum that Iran was all too willing to fill. Tehran now enjoys unmatched influence among the Shia-majority government in Baghdad.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20827



Matthew 24:6, 7: “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

North Korea threatens US with more 'unexpected gift packages' after missile test

August 3, 2017

With national pride flying as high as one of its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests, North Korea threatened the United States -- again -- on Thursday, warning with typical hyperbolic abandon that the rogue regime would soon send "unexpected 'gift packages," claiming America is "on the knife's edge of life and death" and slamming the Trump administration.

"Every minute and every second, the new reality that U.S. mainland is on the knife's edge of life and death is forcing U.S. administration to wave a white flag and fundamentally change her North Korea policy," the piece stated.

"It is not the denuclearization of N. Korea, but the security of U.S. mainland which should be the top priority of Trump administration," it added.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/03/north-korea-threatens-us-with-more-unexpected-gift-packages-after-missile-test.html



Daniel 8:4:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.”


Iran accused of helping fund Temple Mount unrest

Islamic Republic said to have provided food packages to demonstrators protesting Israeli security measures at holy site

August 1, 2017

The Islamic Republic of Iran reportedly provided aid to Palestinian protesters demonstrating against new security measures at the Temple Mount last month.
The aid reportedly included boxes of food and drink, which came with a flyer attached depicting the Dome of the Rock and a quote attributed to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei reading, “With the help of God, Palestine will be freed. Jerusalem is ours.”

Iran has also made calling for Israel’s destruction and the “liberation” of Jerusalem central to its propaganda efforts. Its foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, was set to fly to Turkey on Tuesday for a Muslim conference on the latest developments in Jerusalem.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-accused-of-helping-fund-temple-mount-unrest/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=2d1940da60-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-2d1940da60-54606857




Zechariah 12:2: "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem."

"The Battle over Jerusalem Has Just Begun"

August 1, 2017

The Palestinians, feeling triumphant now that Israel has complied with their demand to remove the metal detectors and security cameras, have been clarifying that it is only the first step in their fight to eradicate any Israeli presence in the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

They admit that this is a battle over sovereignty on the Temple Mount and Jerusalem. For the Palestinians, the real battle is over who controls Jerusalem and its holy sites. The real battle, in their eyes, is over the Jews' right to live in their own state in the Middle East. Many Palestinians have still not come to terms with Israel's right to exist, and that is what this battle is really about.

Malki explained: "The issue is not metal detectors or cameras, but who is in charge and who has sovereignty over the Al-Aqsa Mosque." Malki went on to explain that the Palestinians do not see the recent conflict as a security issue, but rather as a purely political matter. "The battle over Jerusalem has just begun," he said, adding that the wave of Palestinian protests over the Israeli security measures had succeeded in "thwarting" Israel's "conspiracy" to change the historical and legal status quo at the Temple Mount.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10758/battle-over-jerusalem




 

Daniel 8:4-7, 17, 20:

“I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. The ram which you saw, having the two horns--they are the kings of Media and Persia. He said to me, "Understand, son of man that the vision refers to the TIME OF THE END."

Top Commander: Iran Inspiring Resistance against Israel
Jul 31, 2017

Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri warned of Israel and its supporters' enmity towards his country, saying that the friends and admirers of the Islamic Revolution are fighting against the Zionists on the coasts of the Mediterranean.

"The Islamic Revolution has always faced hostilities of the arrogant powers and the child-killer Zionist regime," General Baqeri said, addressing a ceremony in the Southeastern city of Zahedan on Monday.

Noting that the Iranian forces are now fighting against the enemies outside the borders without any intention to occupy other countries' territories, he said, "The friends of the Islamic Revolution, those who show sympathy towards it and those who have whole-heartedly listened to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution's remarks are fighting against the world arrogance and the Zionists on the Mediterranean coasts." In relevant remarks earlier this month, General Baqeri underlined that the plots hatched by the US and its regional allies, Israel in particular, will not bear any result.

"Global arrogance and Zionist regime's policies and strategies are doomed to failure," General Baqeri said.

http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960509000971

 

Matthew 24:7: “There will be earthquakes in different places”

Earthquakes July 30, 2017

Kermadec Islands Region Jul 30
   5.0
Kuril'sk, Russia Jul 30    5.7
Kuril Islands Jul 30    6.0
Sho'rchi, Uzbekistan Jul 30   4.6
Tajikistan Jul 30    4.6
Dodecanese Islands, Greece Jul 30    4.7
Banda Sea Jul 30    4.7
Visokoi Island, South Georgia Jul 30     5.1
South Sandwich Islands Region Jul 30   5.1
Western Iran Jul 30   4.8
Northern And Central Iran Jul 30   4.8
Farsan, Iran Jul 30    5.0
Iwaki, Japan Jul 30    5.3
Kavieng, Papua New Guinea Jul 30     4.7
New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Jul 30        4.7
Chagos Archipelago Region Jul 30      4.7
Uganda Jul 30    5.3

https://earthquake-report.com/2017/07/30/earthquakes-in-the-world-on-july-30-2017-m4-5-or-more/