July 31, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: King Abdullah of Jordan is Leading People Astray


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King Abdullah of Jordan is Leading People Astray

I used to believe that King Abdullah of Jordan was a friend of Israel, and he may be, but I’m not so sure anymore.  According to an article in The Jordan Times, in a meeting on Sunday he met with “key figures from Jerusalem”, all of whom were Muslims I suspect, and said that he has an important role to play in protecting the rights of Muslims, Palestinians in particular, and Christians in Yahweh’s holy city:

His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday said the Kingdom will continue its efforts to safeguard Islamic and Christian sites in the holy city of Jerusalem, support the steadfastness of Muslim and Christian Jerusalemites and preserve their legitimate rights in the city.

It should be obvious to everyone including the king that he doesn’t have the ability to protect anyone’s rights in Jerusalem.  Some even doubt his military’s ability to protect him and his family inside the borders of the Hashemite Kingdom as Islamists become an increasing threat to the “royal family”.  I hesitate to use the word “royal” since he and his family owe their lofty positions to the British who basically gave them the country during the Mandate Period as a home for “Palestinians”.   Since then, first Transjordan and later Jordan have participated in numerous wars aimed at annihilating Israel, and each time they have been defeated.

Christians especially don’t need any help from the king.  Prior to the Six Day War in 1967, Jerusalem resembled a war zone, and Christians were treated like second-class human beings as they made their way to the holiest Christian and Jewish sites in the world.  Under Israeli control, things have changed.  Christians aren’t just allowed to visit those sites: they are welcomed with open arms and made to feel at home, that is until they reach the Temple Mount where Muslims have control.  There they aren’t even permitted to pray, and they are accosted endlessly by Muslims who roam the Temple Mount seeking uninformed tourists with money to spend.

King Abdullah’s arrogant words may sell well in the Arab Muslim world, but they have a hollow ring to any thinking person who has knowledge of the facts.  They may even inspire the likes of President Obama and Secretary Kerry, but they haven’t missed an opportunity to show their ignorance of the reality that Israel must confront on a daily basis.

The article went on to say:


The Monarch highlighted that Jordan’s role is increasingly important in light of the agreement signed by His Majesty and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in March this year.

The agreement confirmed both Jordan’s role as custodian of the holy sites of Jerusalem and Palestinian sovereignty over all of Palestine, including East Jerusalem, the statement said.

During Sunday’s meeting, the King directed the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs to furnish the Dome of the Rock and Masjid Al Marwan, which is an underground praying area on the southeast side of Al Aqsa.

According to Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Qudah, the furnishing will be financed personally by the King.

The Monarch noted that Israel’s continued settlement activities undermine the chances of regional peace, which should be achieved on the basis of the two-state solution and the Arab Peace Initiative, which will lead to the establishment of a Palestinian state on Palestinian national soil with East Jerusalem as its capital, within the 1967 lines.

His Majesty also warned of the forced migration of Muslim and Christian Jerusalemites and the dangerous consequences this may have on the peace process, the statement added.

He stressed that any attempts to Judaise Jerusalem and any of its holy sites — especially Al Aqsa Mosque — will not be accepted under any pretext.

The King also denounced the so-called Sharansky compromise, which seeks to expand and raise the area adjacent to the Buraq Courtyard in Al Aqsa Mosque complex at the expense of other Islamic parts of Al Haram Al Sharif.

He also rejected Israel’s attempts to demolish Bab Al Magharbeh, the largest entrance for non-Muslim visitors to Al Aqsa Mosque complex.

Also during the meeting, the King commended the steadfastness of Jerusalemites and their commitment to safeguarding the Arab identity of their city and protecting its holy sites.


Again, King Abdullah may be just playing to the Palestinian masses who are treated like lepers inside Jordan, useful idiots around the world, and the likes of Obama and Kerry, but his words are misleading at best and possibly dangerous as we enter the latest misguided phase of the Oslo Process which Palestinians see as a way to eliminate Israel completely.  Be that as it may, we know from scripture that Jerusalem is the epicenter of the conflict that will usher in the Messiah’s return:

The burden of the word of Yahweh concerning Israel.  Thus declares Yahweh who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him, “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. In that day,” declares Yahweh, “I will strike every horse with bewilderment and his rider with madness. But I will watch over the house of Judah, while I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. Then the clans of Judah will say in their hearts, ‘A strong support for us are the inhabitants of Jerusalem through Yahweh Sabaoth, their God.’”

“In that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot among pieces of wood and a flaming torch among sheaves, so they will consume on the right hand and on the left all the surrounding peoples, while the inhabitants of Jerusalem again dwell on their own sites in Jerusalem. Yahweh also will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem will not be magnified above Judah. In that day Yahweh will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of Yahweh before them. And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

“I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn. In that day there will be great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo. The land will mourn, every family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself and their wives by themselves; all the families that remain, every family by itself and their wives by themselves.”

(Zechariah 12: 1-14)

That will be a glorious day for believers, but for deceivers and malicious souls, it will be a frighteningly terrifying day that they will never forget.  Their encounter with Yahweh will be brief and their eternal destiny will be sealed once and for all.

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The Dome of the Spirits on the Temple Mount.  This may have been the site of the Holy of Holies.

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The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount.  This may have been the site of Yahweh’s Temples.

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The Eastern Gate or the Golden Gate to the Temple Mount through which the Messiah will enter Jerusalem.

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The Temple Mount from the top of the Mount of Olives.



9--Jerusalem Post


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10--Arutz Sheva


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 Terrorists Lob Rocket at Israel, No One Hurt

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Police Suspect Arson in Synagogue Fire 





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Peace negotiators prepare for first substantive meeting Tuesday

Rocket strikes western Negev

Catherine Ashton meets with Morsi in Cairo

Is the Parisian Jewish quarter losing its soul?

Jewish group hires former far-right Polish leader to lead fight for ritual slaughter

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Bloodshed Rises in Streets of Egypt

Behind the scenes: How the prisoner release was passed

PA leaders content with prisoner release

‘Sending us back to Eritrea is equivalent to giving us a death sentence’

Arab schools refuse to accept Arab national service volunteers

IDF to defer service of hundreds of haredim because of legal limbo





Ron Ben-Yishai: The Decision to Release Palestinian Prisoners—Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to release Palestinian prisoners stems from strategic and security-related considerations. There is no doubt that the increase in the number of prisoners slated for release constitutes a capitulation to American pressure.

Barney Breen-Portnoy: Blessed are the peacemakers— If Netanyahu can get the ironclad security guarantees that he seeks, he may show more territorial flexibility than many expect.

Herb Keinon: Palestinian Prisoner Release – Here We Go Again—At the end of the day, with all the pain and agony that it entails, Israel will release Palestinian terrorists who murdered scores of innocent people. And these murderers will be hailed as heroes in Hebron and Ramallah and Jenin. Parades will be held in their honor, flowers thrown at the bus carrying them home, poems written about their “glorious” exploits. It matters how they are received. It sets tone and atmosphere. It says something about our peacemaking partners.

Jonathan S. Tobin: Would Americans Release Terrorist Killers?—Americans should pause and wonder whether they would ever give a moment’s consideration to doing what their government is twisting Israel’s arm to do. Would we ever think of releasing any of those convicted and currently serving long jail sentences for involvement in the 9/11 attacks or any other terrorist assault on the United States and its citizens? Not a chance.

Elliott Abrams: Why is US asking Israel to release terrorists?— The U.S. escalates its effort to kill terrorists while urging Israel to release terrorists from prison. How can this be defended morally?

Zvika Fogel: En route to nowhere— How can you negotiate peace with someone who has no clear interest in it? The Palestinians do not want peace — they want us gone.

Walter Russell Mead: Kerry’s Peace Process—Signing a deal with the PA will not stop rockets coming from Gaza, will not stop Palestinian exiles from continuing a campaign of delegitimization against Israel, will not stop foreign powers like Iran supporting rejectionist factions of the Palestinians with weapons, money and diplomatic cover, and will not end Hizbullah’s terror campaign against Israelis and Jews worldwide. Given all that, it is hard for many Israelis to see enough benefit to justify serious territorial concessions for a Potemkin peace.

Zalman Shoval: Disturbing levels of naïveté— A New York Times editorial calls for a determined stance, not against Iran, heaven forbid, but rather Israel’s prime minister.

Yossi Beilin: Knowing to exploit the crisis plaguing Hamas— The crisis plaguing Hamas is an opportunity to start a dialogue, which could put a damper on the embattled group’s persistent interest in thwarting any attempt to achieve peace.

Elliott Abrams: About that coup: Never mind— By failing to formally determine whether Morsi was overthrown in a coup, the Obama administration has turned many human rights laws into dead letters.



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Hosea 9: 14-15

Give them, O Yahweh—what will You give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. All their evil is at Gilgal; indeed, I came to hate them there! Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of My house! I will love them no more; all their princes are rebels.


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  • “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)
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2 thoughts on “July 31, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: King Abdullah of Jordan is Leading People Astray

  1. July 31 editorial?…Have you read “The Making of Jordan” by Yoav Alon? A very good history by an Israeli .I am by no means sophisticated enough to read the tea leaves of ME culture and politics ;but , I think judging the King without measuring the totality of his actions regarding Christians in his own country, including refugees , and his actual cooperation with Israel is narrow. Are you aware that Hebrew has been taught in the Jordanian university system? There are ongoing agriculture and tourism projects. Nothing happens along those lines without his imput. Of course every thing he does must be protected by a shield of Arab solidarity . In his own house he is surrounded and supported by Christians and for a fact I am aware some are evangelical . Of course the crucible of time will tell from what root but as for a resident so far there is fruit worthy of support.

  2. You may be right and you certainly have more knowledge about Jordan than I do, but I’m keeping my eyes open as we move forward. We have learned a lot from history, and one thing that history teaches is that Jordan can be shamed into falling into line behind Israel’s enemies in the Arab world. The 1967 and 1973 wars are good examples of this, but there was no peace treaty then. Have things changed? Again, I’m not so sure.

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