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Scripture of the day:
Isaiah 29: 11-16—“The entire vision will be to you like the words of a sealed book, which when they give it to the one who is literate, saying, ‘Please read this,’ he will say, ‘I cannot, for it is sealed.’ Then the book will be given to the one who is illiterate, saying, ‘Please read this.’ And he will say, ‘I cannot read.’ Then the Lord said, ‘Because this people draw near with their words and honor Me with their lip service, but they remove their hearts far from Me, and their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote, therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous; and the wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the discernment of their discerning men will be concealed.’ Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from Yahweh, and whose deeds are done in a dark place, and they say, ‘Who sees us?’ or ‘Who knows us?’ You turn things around! Shall the potter be considered as equal with the clay, that what is made would say to its maker, ‘He did not make me’; or what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘He has no understanding’?”
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4: 6)
News Items of Interest:
- Palestinians to make peace with US, not Israel
- Obama, Abbas to discuss proximity talk progress next week
SnyderTalk Commentary—Mahmoud Abbas is making a subtle point that will escape the notice of many Western eyes. The Hamas and Palestinian charters call for Israel’s destruction—see Palestinian and Hamas Charters under Pages in the column on the right.
Yasser Arafat probably said it best:
- “Since we cannot defeat Israel in war we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.” (Yasser Arafat speaking on Jordanian television, September 13, 1993—the same day the Oslo Peace Accord ceremony was held in Washington D.C.)
- “Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations. Since January 1965, when Fatah was born, we have become the most dangerous enemy that Israel has….We shall not rest until the day when we return to our home, and until we destroy Israel.” (El Mundo, Caracas, Venezuela, February 11, 1980)
No Palestinian leader is willing to make peace with Israel. For Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, signing a peace treaty with Israel is tantamount to signing his own death warrant or taking out a contract on his own life. The same is true for Hamas Chief Khaled Meshaal. That’s why Yasser Arafat was unwilling to accept the most favorable peace terms imaginable during the 2000 Camp David Summit. Ehud Barak offered Arafat more than he could have hoped for, including a huge chunk of Jerusalem, but Arafat refused to accept the offer. That prompted then President Bill Clinton to blame Arafat personally for the failure of the summit in a public statement from the White House. To save face, Arafat declared the Second Intifada. A few days ago, Abbas admitted that the Second Intifada was a mistake—see Abbas: Second intifada was one of our worst mistakes.
By negotiating with President Obama and ignoring Israel, Abbas hopes to reach a “peace agreement” that will satisfy Western leaders and portray Israel in a negative light—as the bad boy of the Middle East. That’s nothing more than sleight of hand because the Palestinian and Hamas charters still call for Israel’s destruction, but it will probably work since there is a growing sense of animosity toward Israel globally that bears a striking resemblance to run-of-the-mill anti-Semitism.
So what do we know?
- Israel wants peace and is willing to abide by peace agreements. The peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan prove that point.
- Palestinians, be they Hamas or Fatah or a host of other Palestinian groups, don’t want peace. They want to eliminate Israel entirely, and they will say and do anything as long as they think they are moving toward the eventual destruction of Israel.
- Global powers led by the United States but including Europe, Russia, and the UN are pressuring Israel to make stunning sacrifices to reach a peace treaty with people who refuse to accept Israel’s right to exist.
Talk about peace in the Middle East may make for good television programming and it may position President Obama for his second Nobel Peace Prize, but no treaty can resolve the underlying issues and Israel will be in worse shape after a “peace treaty” is signed than before. I hope you are reading the “Scripture of the Day” section in SnyderTalk each day. As you will see, Yahweh’s prophets foretold all of these events almost 3,000 years ago. If you want to know what’s actually happening in the Middle East, you should read the Bible. You won’t get that perspective from the main stream media, but it’s the only way to get accurate information.
- Sources: Obama promised to bolster Israel’s strategic capabilities
- PM: No more Iranian puppets
- McChrystal: Taliban training in Iran
- Nasrallah, again
- Rights groups petition against West Bank deportation policy
- IDF writes new urban-war doctrine
SnyderTalk Commentary: Both sites may be wrong. According to Lennart Möller (The Exodus Case, 2002), Mt. Sinai is in Saudi Arabia. Today it’s called Jabel El Lawz. Much has been written and said about it. People living near Jabel El Lawz call it the Mountain of Moses. Möller’s book is worth reading.
- Noam Shalit slams Israel for ‘grave failures’ in talks to free son
- Abbas mulls Gaza visit in bid to end Hamas rivalry, source says
- Report: Israel to deploy nuclear-armed submarines off Iran coast
- MESS Report / Israel is doing its best to glorify the Gaza aid flotilla
- What is Assad hiding in his backyard?
- A Lebanon-Israel success story that the media ignores
- World tries to make Israel the nuclear ‘bad guy’
- Arab stores burned for selling to Jews
- Israeli officers wounded in Jerusalem riots
- Report: US stopped Israel from targeting Hizballah missile shipment
- Jewish Failure?
- Has Obama “Stimulated” the Economy Yet?
- The Importance of America’s Civil Justice System
- White House whitewash
- On Sestak v. White House: Crime Isn’t the only issue
- The Political Manipulation of Selective Memory
- Legalize Immigration
- An Obama style Memorial Day: National Park Service removes replacement Mojave Desert Cross
- Everything You Wanted to Know About Obama’s National Security Doctrine But Were Afraid to Hear
- After another failure, BP scrambles to stem leak
- Mullen says Kandahar campaign will take months
- Mullen wishes Congress had waited on gay ban vote
- After fix fail, a dispiriting summer of oil, anger
- BP CEO disputes claims of underwater oil plumes
- China holds back on blaming NKorea in ship attack
- More than 20 bodies found in abandoned silver mine
- Ill. Sen. hopeful questioned about military claim
- Future pope refused defrocking of convicted priest
- Poll finds debt-dogged Americans stressed out
Today is Memorial Day. We set it aside to reflect on the sacrifices others have made to preserve our freedom.
“It does not take a majority to prevail…but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.”—Samuel Adams, September 1774, Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This is the prayer they prayed at the First Continental Congress in 1774:
Lord, our Heavenly Father, High and Mighty King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth; and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments; look down in mercy we beseech Thee, on these American States, who have fled to Thee from the rod of the oppressor, and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, desiring henceforth to be dependent only on Thee; to Thee, they have appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support which Thou alone canst give; take them therefore Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in Council and valor in the field; defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; convince them of the unrighteousness of their cause; and if they persist in their sanguinary purpose, O, let the voice of Thy own unerring justice, sounding in their hearts, constrain them to drop the weapons of war from their unnerved hands in the day of battle! Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation, that the scene of blood may be speedily closed; that order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety prevail and flourish among Thy people. Preserve the health of their bodies and vigor of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they here represent, such temporal blessings as Thou seest expedient for them in this world, and crown them with everlasting glory in the world to come. All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Our Savior. Amen.
If you’re a Christian, you know that freedom is a gift from Yahweh. One day, He will return and bring us true peace—His peace that surpasses understanding.
This is a song you will enjoy: You’re the Lion of Judah. It might interest you to know that this song was recorded at a live concert in Jerusalem.
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4: 4-7)
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