May 12, 2014 SnyderTalk: Satan is Israel’s Real Enemy and the Root Cause of the Conflict Between Israel and “Palestinians”


“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you.” Psalm 122: 6



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2--SnyderTalk Editorial 4


Satan is Israel’s Real Enemy and the Root Cause of the Conflict Between Israel and “Palestinians”

Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu said that he believes the “Palestinian’s” refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state is the root of the conflict between the two groups.  I think he’s mistaken.

The root of the conflict between Israel and the “Palestinians” is the “Palestinian’s” animosity toward Yahweh, although I doubt that they realize who they are fighting or who they are fighting for.

Israel’s rebirth as a nation in 1948 was a miracle of gargantuan proportions, and to this day Israel remains a stumbling block for Yahweh’s enemies because she’s a literal and highly-visible manifestation of His fulfilled promises.  But Yahweh had a lot to say about Israel after her rebirth.  In the future, Jerusalem will become the seat of government for Israel and the world, and Yahweh’s Temple on Mount Moriah will be the place where He administers justice in Person.  It’s all discussed in the Tanach/Old Testament and in the New Testament.

That means the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa mosque will have to go.  I don’t know how Yahweh plans to accomplish that feat, but I do know this: He won’t share space with idols and false gods.

Israel’s critical enemy and the root of the conflict between Israel and the “Palestinians” is Yahweh’s arch enemy—Satan.  He thinks that by eliminating Israel and Jewish people he can prolong his days and avoid the inevitable.

Satan’s spirit is alive and well in the Arab Muslim world and his influence over so-called “Palestinians” is evident.  In the end, he will lose, but that won’t stop him from trying to prevent Yahweh from fulfilling the rest of His promises concerning Israel and the Jewish people and doing a lot of damage in the process.

Satan’s spirit is also evident among so-called “Christians”.  Many of them are taking sides against Israel and Jews and falling into line behind Satan’s plan to eliminate both the nation and the people.  In reality, they are taking sides against Yahweh.  That’s something that Yahweh’s children would never do.

Stated another way, they aren’t really Christians.  They are Balaam in modern garb.  They are “nominal Christians” or Christians in name only.  They may know the lyrics to Kumbaya and Amazing Grace by heart and they may be regular church attendees, but they are failing the big test—the test of their faith.

I’m reminded of this line in the movie The Usual Suspects: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”  Many Arab Muslims and so-called “Christians” are behaving as though they do not believe that Yahweh exists.  Their actions also suggest that they don’t believe Satan exists, and that’s his power over them.

One day everyone will know the truth:

  • There is a God.
  • His Name is Yahweh.
  • Yahweh is our Redeemer and our Savior.
  • Yahweh is the Ultimate Judge.
  • Yahweh is the Sovereign of the universe.
  • Yahweh promised the Promised Land to Abraham and his descendents through Isaac and Jacob/Israel.  (See Yahweh’s Promises Concerning the Promised Land)
  • So-called “Palestinians” (Hamas and Fatah) have vowed to eradicate Israel.  (See Palestinian and Hamas Charters)
  • They can’t win, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t try.
  • Anyone who takes sides against Israel is really taking sides against Yahweh.
  • Israel and the Jewish people are tests of our faith because our attitudes and our actions toward them reveal what we really believe.

I like the way C. S. Lewis explained it in his book Mere Christianity:

“When that happens (when Yahweh returns), it is the end of the world.  When the author walks on to the stage the play is over.  God is going to invade, all right: but what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else—something it never entered your mind to conceive—comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left?  For this time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature.  It will be too late then to choose your side.  There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up.  That will not be the time for choosing: it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not.  Now, to-day, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side.  God is holding back to give us that chance.  It will not last forever.  We must take it or leave it.”

That’s a sobering thought, or at least it should be.






13--Perspectives 2


Shlomo Avineri: The Nakba according to Haaretz: It’s been a long time since I read an editorial as confused as that of Haaretz from April 29 (“Recognize the Nakba”), with its blend of correct and just assertions together with half-truths and its stunning disregard of quite a few fundamental and indisputable historical facts. On the one hand, the editorial, which on the surface seems insightful and sensitive, states: “The dispute over the degree of Israel’s responsibility for the emigration, expulsion and displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians during the War of Independence is a matter for historians.” What could be more fair than that? But one need not be a historian to know that there will continue to be more than one school of thought on this dispute, and that proposing that it be left to historians is actually an evasion — a refusal to deal, here and now, with indisputable historical truths. Even the cautious (not to say euphemistic) language of this sentence, which speaks of “emigration, expulsion and displacement” and avoids using the word “flee,” which was certainly part of the complex reality of Israel’s War of Independence, already demonstrates that the editorial does not exactly leave the decision to historians.

David Suissa: Paralyzing narratives: Why peace keeps failing— We’re so used to seeing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process fail that we often overlook this simple question: How is it possible that so many can try so hard for so long and still fail to make any progress? How can it be that the United States, the most powerful country on Earth, has failed so royally, despite decades of making this conflict a top priority? What I’m especially interested in is this: Why have the Palestinians, in particular, seemed so reluctant to make a deal? As Ari Shavit wrote recently in Haaretz, “Twenty years of fruitless talks have led to nothing. There is no document that contains any real Palestinian concession with Abbas’ signature. None. There never was, and there never will be.”

Shoshana Bryen: Hamas tells Israel, ‘No Hope’— Sometimes it is braggadocio. Sometimes it is the last rhetorical shot before making a political change previously thought impossible.  But sometimes, just sometimes, it is truth as the teller sees it. Hamas released a video for Israel’s 66th anniversary, entitled “No Hope,” (a play on Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva, or “Hope”). It is vile, putrid and an absolutely true rendering of Hamas thinking, breathing, and being. The Times of Israel described it in all its slavish devotion to death, delusion and Hamas imperialism: “The army of the Zionists was built of wax and now it is melted and has no hope,” the singer croons as a computer generated militant character smashes Israel’s state symbols into rubble. The song says that smart Israelis will be allowed to leave the country and return “to their homelands” while those who are stubborn and remain will have their fates “sealed beneath the dirt.” The YouTube clip intersperses various historical photos of the conflict with computer-generated Hamas gunmen who are seen driving the Jews out of Jerusalem and onto ships and celebrating on top of the al-Aqsa mosque, as the bodies of IDF soldiers riddle the streets. “The Holy city will return to its former name,” the singer warbles as the distorted anthem draws to a close. “My capital Beyt al-Maqdis, not Jerusalem.”

Jonathan Tobin: Obama’s Holocaust Hypocrisy— President Obama was in Los Angeles this week to hobnob with some of his biggest fans in Hollywood. He gave his usual stump speech blaming the Republicans for all the country’s ills at a private fundraiser where he rubbed elbows with Barbra Streisand and Jeffrey Katzenberg. After that, he attended a gala for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation where he was honored with the organization’s Ambassador of Humanity Award and where he listened to Conan O’Brien tell jokes about Donald Sterling and was serenaded by Bruce Springsteen. Showering Democratic presidents with love and cash is what Hollywood liberals do and there’s no point complaining about it. Obama’s award was, no doubt, part of the price for getting him to show up at the event. But like the undeserved Nobel Peace Prize that he collected in the first year of his presidency, the notion that he is in some way deserving of an honor that is linked to a Holocaust memorial or the fight against the current crop of international despots that threaten world peace is hard to swallow.

Guy Bechor: Getting in Touch with Mideast Reality— The majority of the Israeli public has lost its faith in the Americans who brokered the peace negotiations with the Palestinians. From the very beginning it was an unrealistic, and therefore dangerous, initiative: We are not in the 1980s or 1990s, with strong Arab regimes, but in the midst of a storm in the Middle East as part of which national regimes are fighting for their lives, and another Arab country could have turned within a short period of time into a front base for al-Qaeda. Aren’t those Americans looking around? Are they stuck inside a time capsule? The “two state for two people” idea could have been suitable before the jihadist Arab collapse around us, but now the situation is different.

Mortimer B. Zuckerman: The Long Road to Nowhere— We are back in no-man’s land. At midnight on Tuesday of last week, we passed the deadline set by Secretary of State John Kerry for the nine months of make-or-break negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Kerry’s was a valiant effort to put forth an outline of a two-state agreement after three sterile years. Scores of east-west journeys, 34 meetings with the PA’s President Mahmoud Abbas (known as Abu Mazen) and many more with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu produced only one affirmation: that the PA is not interested in a Palestinian state if it means recognizing the legitimacy of the state of Israel. How else, six days before the deadline, could Abu Mazen make a pact with Hamas and Islamic jihad, the Palestinian terror groups based in Gaza? Since the Oslo peace accord, they’ve murdered and injured countless Israeli civilians. Jen Psaki, spokesperson for the State Department, put it clearly: “It is hard to see how Israel will negotiate with a government that does not recognize its right to exist.”

Adam Shay: The Rock and Roll Boycott of Israel—For the last ten years there has been an ongoing attempt to promote a cultural boycott of Israel. While this campaign has achieved very few actual victories, it has received widespread attention and media coverage disproportionate to its success. Once one scratches the surface of any given concert cancellation, one quickly concludes that ideology, conscience, and support for the Palestinian cause have very little to do with it. The true factors leading to a cancellation are usually online bullying, threats of damaging an artist’s reputation and sales, disrupting concerts, sabotage letters, deceit, and explicit death threats. More often than not, the so-called “success” the boycott movement has enjoyed never happened. Just because a pro-boycott site claims that an artist or band has boycotted Israel doesn’t necessarily mean that this is true. Overall, the cultural boycott of Israel appears to be losing ground. The biggest names in the world of music continue to frequent Israel. As Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones recently said: “We’ve been slammed and smacked and twittered a lot by the anti-Israeli side; all I can say is: anything worth doing is worth overdoing. So we decided to add a concert.”

Michael Rubin: The Supreme Leader’s Nuclear Veto—In Iran, the supreme leader wields the ultimate authority. One of the problems with the ongoing nuclear negotiations is that the supreme leader never blessed nuclear deal-making. Nor, contrary to President Obama’s claims, has he ever issued a nuclear fatwa – at least one he bothered to write down for inspection. So, for all the progress being claimed, it’s not clear the world powers are negotiating with anyone empowered to make a decision. There’s a pattern among rogue regimes in which negotiators reach agreements, rogue leaders refuse to abide by the agreements their negotiators supposedly produced, and then the regimes pocket the concessions that were meant to be final, transforming them into the starting point for new talks.

Peter Hessler: Egyptian Governor Blames Obama for Burned Churches—So who’s responsible for all the trouble in Minya? Over the past year, this relatively obscure governorate in Upper Egypt, with a population of a little more than four million, has produced some of the country’s most disturbing headlines. Burned churches, mass death sentences, a looted museum—these have all been prominent Minya stories since June 30, 2013, when protests were held across Egypt, eventually resulting in the army forcibly removing president Mohammed Morsi from office. In Minya, the worst incidents happened in August, when local mobs attacked government buildings, Coptic Christian churches, and a museum, killing dozens, including a number of police officers. The mobs were responding to events in Cairo, where security forces had violently dispersed two sit-ins held in support of Morsi, who had been a longtime leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since then, the Minya judicial system has rushed to punish hundreds of people accused of inciting the local violence. On Monday, after a trial that lasted only a few minutes, a Minya court issued death sentences to 683 alleged rioters, most of whom weren’t even present at the trial. A month earlier, the same court had sentenced 529 others to death. Not long after that initial decision, I happened to be researching archaeology in the region, so I scheduled a meeting with the highest-ranking local official, Governor Salah Zeyada. I was surprised to hear whom the governor blamed for Minya’s problems: Barack Obama and the United States of America.

Michael Curtis: Brussels Fights Against Anti-Semitism— The city of Brussels, Belgium, may be short of water, but on May 4, 2014 the police in the city used water cannons to disperse a crowd of about 400 who had gathered to attend a rally proclaiming the virtues of the virus of anti-Semitism and to mouth hatred against Jews. The rally had been banned by Eric Thomas, mayor of Anderlecht, one of the 19 municipalities making up the Brussels region. A Belgian court had been expected to rule on whether the rally could be permitted but did not do so. The police therefore moved in to end the violence that had started with the throwing of bottles and chairs.






9--Jerusalem Post


Meeting Abbas, Rice Outlines Path Forward for Peace with Israel 

Report: Israeli espionage ‘hushed up’ by US officials

Terrorists, murderers may soon face life sentence without option of parole

Imagining if Anne Frank had lived to tell her story

Pro-Hamas newspaper back on sale in West Bank in new unity step

Politics: Fatah-Hamas unity talks breed Likud harmony

Gantz, Ya’alon cancel annual Home Front drill due to budget crisis

Turkish man seeks new partner on TV show after murdering wife, lover

Fighting leaves some 20 dead in southeastern Ukraine as Putin marks Victory in Crimea

On Air Force visit, Susan Rice pledges continued US commitment to Israeli security

SnyderTalk Comment: If you like your insurance plan, you can keep your insurance plan.  If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.  Need I say more?



10--Arutz Sheva


‘Neo-Nazi Code’ Forces Detergent to be Pulled in Germany

I’m Pro-Israel, Declares Leno Ahead of Israel Visit

Tunisian Ministers Accused of ‘Normalization’ with Israel

Leftist Author Compares ‘Price Tag’ Vandals to Neo-Nazis

Hagel to Travel to Israel, Discuss Iran and Syria

Shots Fired into Gush Etzion Overnight

Ariel: We Can’t Release Terrorist Murderers

Murderers of IDF Soldier Tomer Hazan Convicted

Price Tag Hysteria? Arrested For Hammer and Nails

Minister Slams Indyk’s ‘Lies’








Israel: Assad Has Killed with Poison Gas 30 Times since August 

US envoy Indyk insists peace process not dead

Senior Israeli official slams Indyk’s ‘hypocrisy’

Palestinian unity gov’t to be formed before deadline, official says

Amos Oz: ‘Price tag’ perpetrators are neo-Nazis

West warns Moscow of ‘consequences’ if Ukraine unrest continues

Tunisia ministers escape censure over Israeli tourists

IDF paramedic honored for saving Syrians’ lives

Christians and the anti-Zionist fringe

After fleeing North Korea, help from Israel



12--Other News


Israel Warns India of Terror Risk Against Jewish, Israeli Targets

Amnesty: Nigeria warned of Boko Haram raid at girls school, failed to act

Human Rights Complaints Rise Against Palestinian Authority

Top U.S. Middle East Envoy Gives Post-Mortem on Peace Talks 

That War You Were Expecting? Putin’s Already Won It

Ukraine crisis: Bloody assault in Mariupol in south-east dashes hopes of avoiding civil war

Ukraine Referendum Will Add Fuel To the Fire

As Ukraine separatists prepare to vote, world awaits Kremlin response

State Department: US Officers Killed 2 Yemeni Civilians in Shootout

Legal Pot In The U.S. Is Crippling Mexican Cartels






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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Genesis 7: 1-5

1 Then Yahweh said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time. 2 You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female; 3 also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth. 4 For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made.” 5 Noah did according to all that Yahweh had commanded him.


5--HNIY Print form 3

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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  • 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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