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September 2, 2013—SnyderTalk Lead Headline: Israel, Lone Light in a Dark Region


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P. David Hornik—Israel, Lone Light in a Dark Region:

As the Obama administration keeps weighing whether and how to act in Syria, one wonders if Israel is looking good—or at least better—to the administration these days. Seemingly, if there was ever a time, now would be the time to start taking note of Israel’s strengths in a bad region.

1. Some ways in which Israel differs from other countries of the region.

No chemical-weapons attacks. In the Middle East this can hardly be taken for granted. Along with Bashar Assad’s use, there was Iraq’s against the Kurds in 1991 and Egypt’s against Yemeni tribesmen in the mid-1960s. Egypt and Iraq are, of course, countries with which the U.S. has been allied or heavily involved, and for decades U.S. diplomats kept coming to Damascus to try and get President Hafez and then Bashar Assad to “make peace” with Israel.

Israel, of course, will never use WMD of any kind except to save itself from annihilation.

No intercommunal bombing campaigns. Along with the carnage in Syria, such campaigns are now being waged in Iraq and, to a lesser but growing extent, Lebanon; they’re basically spirals of reciprocal mass murder.


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Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem on a Typical Afternoon



9--Jerusalem Post


The Obama Doctrine: Right is might

Analysis: The anti-war president is leading the US to war for a third time

Iranian Revolutionary Guard chief: US Syria strike will have regional consequences

Leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Badie suffers heart attack in jail

Suez Canal Authority says attack attempted on container ship

Israeli company successfully launches Amos 4 satellite

Labor’s Bar-Lev slams Liberman for not convening FADC on Syria

Israeli cyber security businesses poised to gain from Syrian crisis

UN: Suggestion of leaving Syria to allow US strikes is ‘grotesque’

Lebanon arrests 2 suspected of involvement in rocket attacks on Israel



10--Arutz Sheva


Syrian Media Releases List of Potential Targets in Israel

Obama: We’ll Take Military Action, but Only if Congress Approves

Meretz Head: Israel should Learn from Obama

Assad ‘in a Bunker’ – Report

Conservatives Slam Obama’s Procrastination

State to Fund Education Projects in Jewish Hevron





With ball in their court, lawmakers start debating Syria action

PM silent, right-wing critical on Obama’s Syria strike delay

Rebels pan US delay in strike, say Assad emboldened

‘Obama changed his mind on Syria’

No schedule changes for Israeli schools

Egypt security forces arrest top Sinai militant

Putin demands US present proof of Syria chemical weapons use



12--Other News


Obama seeking congressional OK for Syria action

Protesters take message to White House: No war with Syria

A question of prestige

As Syria strike looms, US suddenly finds itself almost alone

IDF chief: Enemy will pay heavy price for attacking Israel

Poll: 67% of Israeli Jews support US attack against Syria

Report: Russia increasing weapons shipments to Assad

Assad prepares for US strike, redeploys forces

Tensions flare at gas mask distribution stations

Israelis prepare for war – and Rosh Hashana



13--Perspectives 2


Jeffrey Goldberg: What Will Assad Learn from a Western Missile Strike?—So what exactly is the most telegraphed missile strike in history meant to achieve? Is it meant to signal to Syria’s barbaric president, Bashar al-Assad, that he should please resist the urge to kill his country’s children with chemical weapons and instead limit himself to killing children with bullets and bombs, which he has used effectively and without much outside interference for more than two years?

Isi Leibler: The implications of Obama’s failure in Egypt— Obama’s first blunder in Egypt was the antagonism he displayed toward President Hosni Mubarak.

David Ignatius: In Syria, U.S. Credibility Is at Stake—Using military power to maintain a nation’s credibility may sound like an antiquated idea, but it has become obvious in recent weeks that President Obama needs to demonstrate that there are consequences for crossing a U.S. “red line.”

Dominique Moisi: The Unlikely Winner of the Arab Revolutions Is Israel—For the time being, Israel seems to be the only clear winner of the “Arab Spring” revolutions. The Muslim Middle East is too preoccupied with internecine struggle to worry about the Palestinians or the existence of Israel. War with Jews or Christians has necessarily taken a back seat.

Victor Davis Hanson: The Israeli Spring—In terms of realpolitik, anti-Israeli authoritarians are fighting to the death against anti-Israeli insurgents and terrorists. Each is doing more damage to the other than Israel ever could. For the last three decades, Arab dictatorships routinely subsidized Islamic terrorists to divert popular anger away from their own failures to the West or Israel. Now, terrorists have turned on their dictator sponsors.

Hussein Dakroub: Will Hizbullah Attack Israel If Western Airstrike Aims to Topple Assad?—A senior source close to Hizbullah told the Daily Star the party was unlikely to retaliate in case the U.S. and its Western allies carried out a limited operation against Syria.

Daniel Cohen: Watch Hezbollah— An American attack on Syria could likely lead to an attack on Israel from Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

Andrew Harrod: Adrift: The United States and the Middle East—John Bolton and Michael Ledeen presented a disturbing picture of Obama Administration national security policy adrift amidst a continually crisis-laden Middle East on August 28, 2013.  In particular, these two leading foreign policy experts foresaw no truly effective international policy to stop Iranian nuclear weapons proliferation, leaving Israel to confront this existential danger unilaterally.

Elliott Abrams: Mere state-building in Palestine— For the donors’ committee chairman to dismiss state-building as unworthy of support suggests that nothing has been learned from the experience of recent decades.

Clifford D. May: Qatar journalism— Al-Jazeera America is nothing like Al-Jazeera Arabic — right?



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The scripture below is from the New American Standard Bible, and the hyperlinks associated with each word are from Strong’s Concordance for the New American Standard Bible.

Joel 1: 5-8

Awake, drunkards, and weep; and wail, all you wine drinkers, on account of the sweet wine that is cut off from your mouth. For a nation has invaded my land, mighty and without number; Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, and it has the fangs of a lioness. It has made my vine a waste and my fig tree splinters. It has stripped them bare and cast [them] away; their branches have become white. Wail like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the bridegroom of her youth.


5--HNIY Print form 2

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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15--Concentric Circles 2

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