April 7, 2014 SnyderTalk: Day of Reckoning a Certainty—the Only Question is “When?”


“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you.”

Psalm 122: 6


2--SnyderTalk Editorial 4


Day of Reckoning a Certainty—the Only Question is “When?”

There comes a time when you have to face the facts.  It’s not pleasant, but it is necessary.

Consider, for example, a woman who had been overeating for years.  She was obese, but she went her merry way ignoring the proven scientific facts about the effects of overeating on the human body.  She kept telling herself that she was okay, that she was somehow different, and that the rules governing healthy eating didn’t apply to her.  Doctors’ warnings didn’t stop her from overeating, and helpful suggestions from friends didn’t make any difference.

That was before she had a stroke.  It took a medical emergency—something that she believed could never happen to her—to get her attention.  She finally decided to lose weight, but her body will never be the same.  There is a Day of Reckoning.

Or what about the woman who got caught up in the real estate frenzy before the Great Recession.  She was a real estate agent, and she kept watching while people that she knew were flipping houses and land and making lots of money.  She asked, “Why not me?”  So she took out a second mortgage on her home in order to buy property at inflated prices, and then the real estate bubble burst.

At her advanced age, she should have played it safe but she didn’t, and as a result her prospects for the future have been materially altered.  A reverse mortgage enabled her to stay in her home for 10 years, but she’ll probably live longer than that.  The day is rapidly approaching when she will have to vacate her home, and the property that she bought with the second mortgage money is still worth less than she paid for it.  Making matters worse, she used money that she owed to friends and family to help finance her real estate purchases, and they have made it clear that they want their money back.

She paid no attention to two fundamental rules of investing: never put at risk more than you can afford to lose and don’t gamble with your home.  And it was gambling pure and simple.  She probably didn’t see it that way but that’s exactly what it was, and now she has to pay the price.  There is a Day of Reckoning.

In retrospect, those two people will tell you that they should have been more sensible.  I know men who have done similar things, but these two people happen to be women.  One of them ate like there would be no tomorrow.  She now wishes that she had paid attention to what people were telling her, but that won’t mitigate the effects of the stroke on her body.  The debt-ridden woman who gambled with her home and the money of her friends and family knows that she made a mistake, but she will still have to find a place to live in her golden years.  Even more, she’ll have to figure out how to repay people that she should have cared about most.

As a society, we have done the same sort of thing.  For instance, despite what politically correct people may say and want us to believe, the Bible is very clear about homosexuality: it’s wrong and Yahweh won’t overlook it.  Sodom and Gomorrah are perfect examples.  Yahweh destroyed those two cities for doing exactly what we are doing as a nation today—condoning licentious lifestyles that are perverted to the core.  Since He doesn’t change, we are literally playing with fire whether we realize it or not.  There will be a Day of Reckoning, and Yahweh will be vindicated.

And what about murder?  The 6th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not kill.”  But the Hebrew word that is translated as kill (ratsach—or raw-tsakh phonetically) actually means murder, and that’s what we have done to more than 50,000,000 innocent, unborn human beings.  That’s about the same number of people who were killed during World War II.

In reality, the abortion issue is not about a woman’s right to choose.  Women make their choice when they decide to get pregnant or when they don’t take precautions to avoid getting pregnant.  Abortion is coldblooded, premeditated murder pure and simple, and the argument about pregnancies resulting from rape and incest is specious at best because it’s such a rare occurrence.  Abortion proponents throw it up to play on the sympathies of an ignorant public, but Yahweh isn’t ignorant.  He knows exactly what we are doing, and He won’t condone it.  There will be a Day of Reckoning, and Yahweh will be vindicated.

And what about Israel?  Yahweh told Abraham, “And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse.  And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”  He was referring to Abraham and his descendants through Isaac and Jacob/Israel, and He made it clear that He will bless those who bless them and curse those who curse them.  Even more importantly, He was referring to the Messiah—the Person who is a special blessing to “all the families of the earth.”

At this very moment, the United States is orchestrating a process that is designed ostensibly to bring about peace in the Middle East, but it’s really not about peace.  Both Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization have called for Israel’s destruction.  Hatred of Israel and Jewish people is firmly rooted in their charters; they have ingrained it in their culture; they teach it to their children from the day they are born; and everything that they say and do screams that they will not rest until Israel is annihilated.  From their perspective, the “peace process” is nothing more than a tool that they use to take anything from Israel that they can while they wait for the day when “the Arab nation” rises up to “drive the Jews into the sea.”

Sugarcoating the dismal truth makes no sense, because empty words can’t change reality.  Yahweh looks at the heart, and hatred of Jewish people is at the heart of the matter.  Hatred of Jews is cropping up all over the world again with increasing frequency and with escalating violence.  The BDS movement is part of it; so is anti-Semitism in its many forms; and so is the effort to eradicate Israel.

Although Barack Obama and John Kerry would never admit it publicly and they may not admit it to themselves, they are motivated by their lust for fame and glory, and they are seeking both at Israel’s expense.  Nothing would bring those things to them faster than a peace treaty between Israel and the “Palestinians”.  Their actions are placing innocent Israeli people in harm’s way for no good reason.  Balaam was willing to destroy Yahweh’s chosen people for money.  How are Obama and Kerry different?

There will be a Day of Reckoning, and Yahweh will be vindicated.  The only thing that is uncertain is when it will happen.  Regrettably, the United States will be held accountable for Obama’s and Kerry’s stupidity, because we elected Obama and he appointed Kerry.  In Yahweh’s eyes, they represent all of us.






13--Perspectives 2


Avi Issacharoff: How Palestinians view the collapse of talks, and the future—At a daycare center for children with disabilities in the al-Am’ari refugee camp in Ramallah, there are five boys being treated at present. A couple of them were playing with Play-Doh when the visitors from Israel entered the room. The rest were drawing. The equipment at the center is rather limited, and the place itself appears somewhat run-down. It is a refugee camp, after all. Most of the staff members are volunteers. One of them tells us that the Palestinian Authority does not provide any support to the center, as this would lead the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to stop funding it. However, UNRWA itself has recently undergone budgetary cuts, he says, leading to a drop in funding for such projects in the refugee camps of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Joshua Levitt: Former Israeli Ambassador Pins Dead Peace Process on American Wishful Thinking, Says Kerry ‘Smothered in a Middle East Sandstorm’ (INTERVIEW)— Yoram Ettinger, the former Israeli Ambassador for U.S. Congressional Affairs, on Thursday had harsh words for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who he said has ignored the lessons of history in favor of “wishful thinking.” Hitting at the heart of Israel’s relationship with the U.S., and informed by his years as Israel’s Consul General in Houston, Texas, Ettinger told The Algemeiner in an interview that Kerry’s refusal to acknowledge the historical facts and realities of the Middle East left America’s top diplomat “smothered in a Middle East sandstorm.”

Karl Vick: Israel and Palestinians Look For Way Out of Talks Crisis—The trajectory at least appeared to continue downward Friday for the future of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians. Before heading back to Washington from Morocco, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the American commitment to the talks he has personally championed is not “open-ended,” and said it was “reality check time.” Israel dug in its heels, announcing it was cancelling the proposed release of 26 Palestinian prisoners—the final batch in a promised string of releases whose delay last week prompted the Palestinian leadership to retaliate by signing international treaties Israel regards as threatening.

Ted Belman: The blame game— Israel should not concern itself with being blamed for doing what she has the right to do. Israel agreed to enter negotiations without pre-conditions. She has no obligation to accept the Arab terms even if endorsed by the US. There is no obligation on any party to the negotiations to reach an agreement. Each party has free will and free choice. The only obligation each has is to negotiate in good faith but that doesn’t override their right to reject what they don’t like.

Shlomo Cesana: What next for the peace talks?— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was sure he could succeed where others had failed in the Israeli-Palestinian arena. Now he is trying to save the peace negotiations, which, after the events of this week, appear on the verge of a total breakdown.

Elder of Ziyon: Peace Now ‘Haggadah’ Compares Israel to Pharaoh— Every year, Americans for Peace Now writes its own bizarre Haggadah inserts to be read by its fanatic members at their Seders. This year’s entry includes: “This Pesach, let us learn to love living within the lines — Green Lines, and other necessary boundaries. Let us embrace the spirit of dayenu. By ensuring “enough” for everyone, may our own abundance endure.”

Jonathan S. Tobin: The Disturbing Pollard Debate— The decision of Secretary of State John Kerry to inject the question of Jonathan Pollard into his quest to keep Middle East peace negotiations alive was a complete and total fiasco. As I noted earlier today, not only was it a futile “Hail Mary” pass that was contemptuously torpedoed by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, even if both the PA and Israel had agreed to the terms of the proposed deal—which would have required Israel to free another batch of terrorist murderers and several hundred other security prisoners—it would have only meant continued negotiations with little hope that they will lead to an actual agreement.

Michael Freund: Build a ‘Young Israel of the Temple Mount’—At first glance it would appear to be a recipe for disaster, a proposal so brash it could ignite a conflagration between Arab and Jew. But the idea to build a synagogue on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which was recently put forward by an impressive array of rabbis, professors and other public figures in a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, might just contain within it the seeds of co-existence and should not be dismissed out of hand. In their missive, the signatories wrote, “The Temple Mount is a unique place for prayer. We ask you, as prime minister, to do what is necessary to establish a place of prayer for Jews on the Temple Mount in a respectable and peaceful manner that will honor the holy place we all long for.”

Amb. Gao Yanping: China-Israel Relations Are Bound to Blossom—On April 8, Israeli President Shimon Peres will embark on a state visit to China. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Israel in December. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited China last May. Tens of thousands travel between China and Israel every year. The famous Chinese actor Liu Ye wrote in his microblog that “Israel is a beautiful and peaceful country, and the Israeli people are the most friendly people I have ever met.” The friendship between the Chinese and Jewish nations dates back more than 1,000 years. From the 1880s onward, thousands of Jews went to northeast China because of rising anti-Semitism in Russia and Eastern Europe, forming the largest Jewish community in the Far East. Before and during World War II, when Jews were struggling for survival against the Nazi Holocaust, Shanghai received over 23,000 Jewish refugees and helped them make it through the most difficult times.

Sherkoh Abbas, Robert Sklaroff and Joseph Puder:  America Must Recognize Kurdistan—As the civil war in Syria rages on, America should support the newborn, self-ruling non-Islamist entity – Kurdistan – as a model for a coalition Syrian government. Kurds have unsuccessfully sought freedom and self-determination since dissolution of the Ottoman Empire after World War I. Kurds were promised independence in the Treaty of Sevres (1920), but the treaty was supplanted by the Treaty of Lausanne (1923), which was silent on the subject of Kurdish rights.






9--Jerusalem Post


‘Muslim Brotherhood in UK warns of attacks in response to government probe’

Some French towns to end kosher alternatives to pork school meals

US outlines cost of failure in peace talks to ‘Post’ ahead of NYC conference

Netanyahu: Israel will respond to Palestinian unilateralism with steps of its own

Israel carries out air strikes on Gaza in response to rocket fire

Israel readying war crimes complaint against Abbas, minister says

US envoy Indyk to meet today with Livni, Erekat in effort to salvage talks

For second time in three months, IDF colonel’s tires punctured during visit to settlement

Former MK convicted of contacting terrorist organizations in Syria

Middle Israel: The king’s temptation



10--Arutz Sheva


UK Muslim Brotherhood Head Warns Ban Could Trigger Terrorism

Minister Claims PA ‘Uninterested’ in Palestinian State

Hearing Reveals PA Building ‘Facts on the Ground’

Ramallah Insists Israel Torpedoed Talks

PA Official: ‘Zionist’ Indyk Protects Israel

EU Rallies Behind Efforts to Save Peace Talks

Livni: US Involvement Hindered, Rather Than Helped

Protests at Tel Aviv University Over Terrorist Guest Speaker

Arabs Hurl Firebombs at Jerusalem Nightclub

Terrorist Attack Thwarted Outside Jerusalem








Student nightclub firebombed near Hebrew University

Netanyahu: If PA acts unilaterally, so will we

Bennett: Failed talks weren’t leading to peace

Livni slams housing minister for ‘torpedoing’ peace efforts

Israeli sources say peace talks could resume

Ex-Balad party MK convicted of security crimes

Terror victims’ families to Obama: Let Pollard go

Mortar fire kills 2 near Damascus opera house

Bedouin vow to stay in contested Jordan Valley

Morsi trial set to resume Sunday



12--Other News


Europe’s Alarming Push to Isolate Israel

Israel braces for mass cyber attack on Monday

Demands, threats, sanctions as peace talks crumble

US decries ‘unhelpful, unilateral actions’ by Israel and Palestinians

Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

CAIR Leader helps Muslim Brotherhood Launch Political Party in the U.S.

New Islamic Song: “We will enter Churches and slaughter Christians”

Creativity and Non-Conformity Now listed as a Mental Illness by Psychiatrists

Congressman’s Israel trip an eye-opener

Why is Israel Different from All Other States?






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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Malachi 3: 13-15

“Your words have been arrogant against Me,” says Yahweh. “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’ You have said, ‘It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before Yahweh Sabaoth? So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.’”


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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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