June 14, 2013 SnyderTalk Editorial—Jerusalem is a Very Special City


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Jerusalem is a Very Special City

Katie and I have been to Israel many times, and we have never failed to visit Jerusalem.  Once we spent 7 weeks in Israel.  For the first 6 weeks, we lived in the Arava in Sapir, a small town in southern Israel on Highway 90.  It’s very near the Jordanian border.  We spent the last week in Jerusalem, and until our recent visit, one week was the longest uninterrupted time that we had spent in Jerusalem.  On our most recent visit, we were in Jerusalem for 2 weeks, and it was the most rewarding visit to Israel that we have ever made.

Many years ago on a trip to Israel, we arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport and immediately caught a Sherut to Jerusalem.  As soon as we arrived at our hotel, my camera and camera bag were stolen.  It was an expensive camera with several lenses and other camera gear.  I thought to myself, This is the last time that I will come to Jerusalem until Yahweh returns.  As quickly as that thought entered my mind, I heard a voice inside my head saying, “You can come to Jerusalem anytime you want.”  I knew that voice because I have heard it before, and it wasn’t my voice.

Jerusalem is a special place to Yahweh.  It’s the only city on the face of the planet about which He said, “For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.” (2 Chronicles 7:16)  Yahweh also said that at the End of Days, He will gather the nations of the world together in Jerusalem at which point He will literally destroy His enemies:

“Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that causes reeling to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah. It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it.” (Zechariah 12: 2-3)

Why Yahweh chose Jerusalem as the place where He will reside with His people is a mystery to me, but that’s what He said, and I am thrilled every time that I walk around His city.  I’ve seen lots of changes in Jerusalem during the 15 years that I’ve been visiting the city.  From the Hinnom Valley (a.k.a., Gehenna) which was once Jerusalem’s garbage dump to the Kidron Valley (a.k.a. the Valley of Jehoshaphat) where Yahweh will do battle with His enemies to Ben Yehuda Street and the new Mamilla Mall where Jewish people and others enjoy themselves in Yahweh’s city and Israel’s capital, Jerusalem is full of life.

I urge you to visit Israel and Jerusalem if you have not done so already and to go back if you have already been there.  Again, it’s special to Yahweh so it should be special to His people.

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Sapir, Israel facing the triple-layer perimeter fence.  The mountains in the background are in Jordan.

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A Sherut Unloading Passengers at Ben Gurion International Airport

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Jerusalem from the Ramparts Walk

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The Hinnom Valley

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The Kidron Valley

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Ben Yehuda Street

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Mamilla Mall

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The Old City of Jerusalem at Night



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4--Scripture of the Day

Daniel 11: 36-39

“The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place. He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price.”


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His Name is Yahweh explains why the Name of God, Yahweh, is so important.  It’s available in eBook format and in paperback.  It’s also available for free in PDF format.

  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)


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Hosea 4: 6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.


3--News Content in SnyderTalk


9--Jerusalem Post


50 million Iranians head to polls to replace Ahmadinejad

Hardliners split as Iran election campaign ends

Analysis: Iran election won’t impact nuclear policy

Iran’s Khamenei urges large election turnout, slams US

White House: Chemical arms used in Syria, US to arm rebels

Source: Poland, Czechs balk on blacklisting Hezbollah

L.A. City Council passes anti-BDS resolution

Turkish protesters positive after meeting Erdogan

‘Worried about J’lem building freeze? Call the PM’

Putin hopes clash with US over Jewish texts done



10--Arutz Sheva


Minister: 1,000 New Homes to be Built in Judea

US: 1,000 New Homes for Jews ‘Unhelpful’

Bedouin March Through Be’er Sheva with PLO Flags

BBC Errs on Israel Capital Once Again

Nazi Rosenberg’s Diary Found

Security Forces Shoot Attacker Near Jerusalem

Stakelbeck Devotes Show to ‘Agricultural Jihad’

Mesika to IDF: Nip ‘Third Intifada’ in the Bud

Clinton Calls on Obama for More Force in Syria

Economic Expert: Hareidim, Arabs Must Get to Work



11--Israel Hayom


Ban: Cease-fire on the Golan jeopardized by fighting

Don’t mention the war?

Right angered at ‘occupation corrupts’ remark by coalition MK

Netanyahu in Poland: ‘We will never allow another Holocaust’

Prior to Kerry’s arrival, plans to expand Itamar settlement

Shunning his deputy, defense minister puts Erdan in charge

Hello Muddah, hello Fadduh, here I am at Camp Intifada

Wounded Syrian treated in Israel comes with doctor’s note

Likud MK: Palestinians aren’t ready for a state

Obama aides are split on arming Syria rebels



12--Other News


Obama’s Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers

Audio: IRS agent tells pro-life group, “Keep your faith to yourself.”

First clash between Syrian rebels and Iraqi soldiers. Baghdad bankrolls Assad’s war

With ties to Iran in shambles, Hamas finds new ways to rearm

Hamas official: Ties with Tehran hurt, not severed

Anti-Morsi campaign garners 13 million signatures

PM’s office sends out unvetted statement on peace process

Days before vote, huge majority of Iranians favor Sharia law

U.N. documents 93,000 deaths in Syrian conflict

Obama threatens to veto religious protections for military





Caroline Glick—Wounded…and dangerous: US Secretary of State John Kerry looks like a bit of an idiot these days. On Monday he announced that he will be returning to Israel and the Palestinian Authority and Jordan for the fifth time since he was sworn into office on February 1. That is an average of more than one visit a month.

Elhanan Miller: What’s left of Israel’s peace with its neighbors?— Ties with Jordan and Egypt are cool and growing colder, diplomats say, with new challenges adding fragility to relations already freighted with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Michael Freund: Shame on Germany for boycotting Jews— In a throwback to its darkest past, the German government recently decided to back an initiative which singles out Jewish-owned businesses and targets them for detrimental treatment. Joining 13 other European Union members, Berlin has reportedly agreed to support efforts aimed at applying special labels of origin to products manufactured by Jewish owned factories in Judea and Samaria.

Ryan Jones: New Palestinian PM signals return to days of Arafat— Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas this week appointed a new Palestinian Authority prime minister to take the place of the ousted Salam Fayyad, a respected, US-educated economist that the international community fought long and hard to keep in the position. The new Palestinian prime minister is Rami Hamdallah, a mild-mannered academic who for the past 15 years has served as dean of al-Najah University in Nablus. Hamdallah has absolutely no political experience, so many in Israel see his appointment as a maneuver by Abbas to regain the absolute control once exercised by Yasser Arafat. It should be remembered that Abbas was the long-time right hand and protégé of Arafat.

David Horovitz: Netanyahu’s self-made battle against ‘Danonism’—The Times of Israel’s interview with Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon has been big news for the past few days. I’m not entirely sure why. A Labor MK urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to fire the offending minister. Danon’s direct boss, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, never much of a fan, is reportedly shunning him. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, nominal head of the nonexistent Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, is urging Netanyahu to reject “Danonism” — a new political designation, which might perhaps be defined as the unapologetic enunciation of well-known hawkish political beliefs and assessments to the ostensible dismay, inconvenience and embarrassment of the prime minister.

Dr. Ephraim Kam: Ahmadinejad’s bottom line— Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will soon exit the political stage, when his second term in office ends on Friday with the Iranian presidential elections. He should have departed politics in 2009, when his first term ended, but back then the results of the elections were forged in his favor as Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sought to keep him in power. Now, however, Iranian law bars him from seeking a third term.

Isi Leibler: Implications for Israel in the US global retreat— The appointment of Samantha Power as America’s U.N. ambassador, combined with recent U.S. foreign policy statements, reinforce concerns that the U.S. administration is accelerating its policies of global withdrawal, engaging rather than confronting rogue states, and appeasing Islamic extremism.

Dave Hodges: Snowden and the U.S.A. Share the Same Shelf Life— Edward Snowden’s stark revelations about how the criminal government is collecting information on citizen’s web and phone usage has further exposed the depths of depravity that this government has sunk to. Snowden has sacrificed everything to bring the American people the truth. He has given up his lucrative position, his girlfriend, his home, his family and he is risking his life. If Ambassador Chris Stevens was murdered to cover up the Obama’s gun running to al-Qaeda in Libya and later in Syria, does any reasonable person believe that Snowden’s life is not jeopardy?

Arnold Ahlert: Obama Derangement Syndrome—The saga of Edward Snowden and the revelations surrounding the NSA’s data-mining have realigned the political spectrum in unexpected ways. This is especially true of some conservatives, including major right-wing publications. The Daily Caller’s Theo Caldwell, who can’t decide if Snowden is “Nathan Hale or Benedict Arnold,” suggests “the Leader of the Free World should grant him a pardon.” Radio host Glenn Beck referred to Snowden as a “hero.” Patriot Act author Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is now virulently anti-NSA. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has introduced a bill expanding the definition of the Fourth Amendment beyond recognition. Whether they realize it or not, the conservatives who are succumbing to their own Obama Derangement Syndrome are imperiling national security in the process.

Joseph Klein: Islamizing the Public Schools—The Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is pressuring public schools in this country to make special accommodations for Muslim students and to deny comparable accommodations for students of other faiths. For example, CAIR’s instructional material for teachers entitled “An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices” advises schools to permit Muslim students who wish to attend Friday congregational worship (known as Jum’ah) to “request a temporary release from school.”

Raymond Ibrahim: Saudi Police Arrest Flying, Naked, African ‘Sorceress’—Last month, according to Emirates247 ,“A Saudi court sentenced two Asian housemaids to 10 years in jail and ordered the[m] lashed 1,000 times each after they were found guilty of indulging in sorcery at their employers’ houses…Their Saudi employers reported the two maids to the Gulf country’s feared religious police, saying they had discovered that their families had been harmed because of sorcery practiced by the maids against them.”



14--Blessings from Revelation

Blessings in the Book of Revelation is a book that you need to read, especially now.  There are blessings throughout the Scriptures but Revelation is the only book in the Bible actually containing a specific blessing for reading it. It’s repeated twice, once at the beginning and again at the end. This is the reason that I believe Revelation should be the first step toward studying biblical prophecy. Though not easy to do, Revelation can be broken down and understood by anyone, not just the academic elite. So, Revelation’s blessings are for everyone.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.


Other Books by Neil Snyder

  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming.  Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life? deals with a question that every Christian has to consider: what should I do with my life?  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide.  It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided.  They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make.  As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.


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