September 20, 2014 SnyderTalk: People of the World, Don’t Take Sides Against Yahweh

1--Intro Covering Israel and ME

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


2--SnyderTalk Editorial 4


People of the World, Don’t Take Sides Against Yahweh

ISIS has captured everyone’s attention.  It took three high-profile videos of beheadings to do it, but President Obama finally had no choice except to act.  That’s something he tried to avoid.  Talking is his cup of tea.

While Obama and European leaders pretended that Islamists weren’t really a problem and that people who have better understanding than they do are just “Islamophobes”, ISIS staked its claim to land in Iraq and Syria that’s about the size of Pennsylvania.  From ISIS’ perspective, they’re just getting started.

ISIS is now the greatest threat to humanity in the Middle East.  It’s rapidly becoming the greatest threat to the world since the Nazis.  No one is more aware of the danger associated with ISIS than Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani.  In an interview with NBC, he said, “From the viewpoint of the Islamic tenets and culture, killing innocent people equals the killing of the whole of humanity,” […] “And therefore, the killing and beheading of innocent people in fact is a matter of shame for them and it’s the matter of concern and sorrow for all human and mankind.”

Another version of Rouhani’s statement suggests that “ISIS’s acts serve as ‘A source of concern for all people and humanity,’ […] ‘From the perspective of the Islamic culture, any innocent person killed is an entire world. The beheading enacted by ISIS terrorists is mainly embarrassing the organization.’”

“Mainly embarrassing the organization”?  That’s a peculiar expression in light of the facts.  I suspect that the people whose heads were cut off and their families would disagree.  It’s even more perplexing since Iran just sentenced six youths to six months in prison and 91 lashes for dancing in a “happy” video.  I wonder what Rouhani has to say about that kind of Iranian state sanctioned savagery.

Rouhani also failed to mention that Muslims in particular should be concerned about the rapid growth of the ISIS movement.  ISIS’ hatred for Muslims who don’t share their fanatical beliefs is greater than its hatred for any other group including Jews and Christians.  In their perverted time warp, there is hope for conversion among “non-believers”, but for believers who “transgress” there is no hope, only contempt.

That’s why Hezbollah is fighting against ISIS in Syria.  Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah knows the facts all too well.  He understands that ISIS is a threat to him personally, to the cause that he masterminds, and to the Party of Allah that he leads.  (The literal meaning of “Hezbollah” is “Party of Allah”.)

Speaking for Hezbollah, deputy head of the executive council, Nabil Qaouk, said, “There could never be a war of words between ISIS and us, but there is the field where we will defeat them. We will not engage in a war of statements or political disputes.” […] “Day after day, it is becoming clear to Lebanon, the Arab, Muslim and international communities that there is a great need for Hezbollah to remain in Syria. The current situation today imposes on Hezbollah to stay in Syria more than any other time.”

While Obama was leading from behind and playing golf and European leaders were ringing their hands in confusion about the plague that they have inflicted upon themselves, Israel was busy fighting the ISIS lookalike in its midst—Hamas.   Israel is the West’s frontline against radical Islam.  Hamas and ISIS are birds of a feather.  The only noticeable differences between them are (1) that Hamas is PR conscious and ISIS could care less what anyone thinks and (2) that Hamas wears green headbands and ISIS wears black headbands.  For all practical purposes, they are the same and Fatah is not much better.

Amusingly, Hamas and Fatah are the two groups that Obama and European leaders believe Israel should submit to in a peculiar “peace deal”.  That’s truly bizarre.  Common sense suggests that any deal would be doomed from the get-go because both groups’ charters call for Israel’s destruction.  In fact, that’s their only reason for being.

ISIS hasn’t shown any signs of timidity since Obama started making threats and since the coalition was formed to combat it.  It continues wreaking havoc unabated.  It’s seizing Syrian villages near the Turkish border, plotting public beheadings in Australia, and making inroads in the Golan Heights near the Israel-Syria border.  It’s successfully recruiting women from the U.S. to join its effort either as fighters or fornicators—or maybe a little bit of both.  European women are joining ISIS as well for the same reason and returning to their homes pregnant.  A growing number of Turks are moving toward ISIS, too.

Stated simply, talk is cheap, and talk won’t eliminate ISIS.  It’s time for Obama and other world leaders to put up or shut up.

According to The Independent, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has invited the U.S. to join him in his fight against ISIS:

Syria has asked Washington to engage in military and intelligence collaboration to defeat their mutual enemy Isis, inviting US congressmen and senators to visit Damascus to discuss joint action against the jihadis who threaten both America and the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

It’s an offer that President Barack Obama will have to refuse – but not without some embarrassment. After deciding to bomb the forces of Isis, which calls itself Islamic State, in Syria as well as Iraq, Mr Obama was confronted by Vladimir Putin’s warning that any such unilateral action in Syria would be “an act of aggression”.

The US President will now have to explain yet again why he cannot collaborate against America’s “apocalyptic” enemies with a Syrian regime which he has also sworn to overthrow – even though this regime is fighting exactly the same enemies.

Iranian leaders have not asked the U.S. to join them in their fight with ISIS and they’ve said that they won’t, but don’t rule it out.  Stranger things have happened.  The day may come when the U.S. is allied with Syria and Iran in the Middle East despite their differences.  If that happens, Israel will be the odd country out because neither Iran nor Syria will join forces with Israel and Jewish people.  It’s against their religion.

To see the bigger picture, consider this: the British Mandate of Palestine lasted from 1920 to 1948.  In 1920, Great Britain was a world power and, as they said, the sun never set on the British Empire.  By 1940, Great Britain was dependent on the U.S. for survival.  In 1948, the Brits beat a hasty retreat from Mandatory Palestine to avoid a humiliating eviction.  Today, England is an Island, and the tiny country’s survival is threatened by Muslims that were imported and placed on the dole by elected officials.

This is the point: between 1920 and 1948, Jewish people had only one enemy that compared to Nazi Germany—Great Britain.  While they ruled Mandatory Palestine, Great Britain limited the number of Jews who could immigrate to their homeland even though they were trying to escape from German occupied Europe to avoid certain death.  During the Mandate, Great Britain took sides with Arabs in their quest to subjugate Jews in Mandatory Palestine, and some of Great Britain’s military leaders stayed when the Mandatory period ended and led Arab fighters in their quest to drive the Jews into the sea.

If you think that you can stand in the way of Yahweh’s efforts to fulfill His promises without fear of consequences, you are mistaken.  Great Britain’s fall from greatness is a good example, but history is loaded with other examples.

Spain is another one.  In 1492, Jewish people were ordered to leave Spain or face merciless death at the hands of Spanish inquisitors.  Many fled.  Those who didn’t either “converted” or they were tortured and killed.  In 1492, Spain was the global superpower.  In 1588, the British defeated the Spanish armada and started their meteoric rise to power, wealth, and influence.  Today, Spain is politically, socially, and economically destitute.  Their once proud history is just that—history.  Go to Spain today, and they will tell you about how great they used to be more than 400 years ago.

Are these examples just coincidence?  If you believe that they are, you must not have faith in Yahweh, and not having faith in Yahweh is the precise definition of being lost and doomed for all eternity.  In other words, this is as serious as anything can be.  As Yahweh told Jeremiah, “I am watching over My word to perform it.” (Jeremiah 1: 12)  He meant what He said.

Now, the United States is standing in the way of Yahweh’s fulfillment of His promises.  Do you think that this nation can escape Yahweh’s judgment if we take sides against Him, or will we experience the same fate as Great Britain and Spain?

History teaches us that it doesn’t matter who you are.  If you interfere with Yahweh’s plans, you will suffer the consequences.




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13--Perspectives 2


Yair Rosenberg: Listen to Jews, Not Just Ted Cruz, on Middle East Christians— Last week, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz walked off the stage at a dinner supporting Middle Eastern Christians, after the pro-Israel portion of his remarks drew heckling from some in the audience. “If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews,” he declared, “then I will not stand with you.” The incident has sparked a heated but thoughtful debate among conservatives about the moral complexities of supporting both the Jewish state and persecuted Middle East Christians, given that the latter are not always favorably disposed towards the former. While this conversation is important, and Christians, Jews, conservatives, liberals alike could benefit from reading some of the smarter takes on the subject, the firestorm over Cruz’s walkout has had several less salutary consequences. First, it subordinated the dire plight of the Middle East’s Christians–who are being brutally cleansed from the region–to a partisan squabble. And second, it has turned Israel into a litmus test over whether those Christians deserve outside support, when in fact Jews and the Jewish state have been actively working to bolster that support, without making any such demands. Whether one agrees with Cruz’s actions or not, then, it is important to refocus our attention on those in desperate need, and to emphasize the many Jewish efforts to assist them. Here are some of them.

Lawrence A. Franklin: Children as Suicide Bombers in Islamic Countries— The most unconscionable form of child abuse is perhaps the least addressed by human rights organizations: the recruitment and indoctrination of children by jihadi extremists who transform them into suicide bombers and child soldiers. Hamas’s intentional targeting of Israel by missiles this summer from within densely populated neighborhoods of Gaza filled with Palestinian children is the most callous form of child-abuse yet devised. During the recent hostilities between Hamas and Israel, media focus remained on the number of civilians — especially children — killed in Gaza. There was almost no mention, however of the cynical intent by Hamas to draw Israeli fire on its own people. This deliberate infliction of harm and death on one’s own populace was likely designed to win the propaganda war in an attempt to demonize Israel in the court of world opinion.

Howard LaFranchi: Why Ukraine’s plight has yet to set off alarms at the White House— When President Obama announced his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in a prime-time address last week, the nation heard a leader pushed across a threshold to intervention by actions – including beheadings of Americans – he said could not go unchecked. On Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visits Mr. Obama at the White House, in search of more US military assistance to defend against an aggressive Russian neighbor and substantial economic aid to underpin a teetering economy. “With just one move, the world has been thrown back in time – to a reality of territorial claims, zones of influence, criminal aggression and annexations,” he said, in an address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday. “The post-war international system of checks and balances was effectively ruined.”

Elhanan Miller: Steinitz: In Nuclear Talks, Iran Only Offering “Cosmetic Gestures on Secondary Issues”—Iran is refusing to compromise on core elements of its military nuclear program, Israel’s Minister of Intelligence Yuval Steinitz saidWednesday, after returning from strategic meetings with U.S. officials in Washington. While Iran has made some “cosmetic gestures on secondary issues,” it has shown no flexibility on two of the core international demands: the dismantling of centrifuges used for the enrichment of uranium, and the closure of the heavy water plant in Arak, part of Iran’s plutonium nuclear track. “Israel is deeply concerned. We feel that negotiations are going in the wrong direction,” Steinitz said. “The two alternatives now seem to be a bad deal or no deal. Unfortunately, there seems to be no good deal on the table….The Iranians are getting almost everything but giving almost nothing.”

Dror Eydar: Righting an Historic Wrong—The Muslim invasion in the seventh century forced Arab culture on many peoples who lived in the area long before anyone had ever heard of Islam. Until the Muslim occupation, Aramaic was spoken for more than 1,000 years by the peoples of the region, including the Jews. Even parts of the Bible were written in Aramaic, as well as the Talmud, the great Jewish legal and cultural codex. Unlike the rest of the Middle East, Israel is the only place in the region where there is no Christian emigration and the local Christian community is flourishing.

Michael Doran: How America Can Help Stabilize the Middle East—American leaders need to repudiate, once and for all, the notion that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the central strategic question in the Middle East. The core threats to American national security in the Middle East today are the rise of the Islamic State (IS), the advance of the Iranian nuclear program, and the spread of Iranian influence throughout the region. They are almost entirely disconnected from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the effort to liberate Amerli, the Turkmen city in Iraq that was under siege by IS, while American planes attacked IS from the air, it was the Shiite militiamen – trained in Iran – who actually took physical control of the city, reportedly under the watchful eye of Qassem Suleimani, the commander of Tehran’s Quds Force. Has the U.S. become the air arm of Iranian proxies?

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi: Hamas Policy after the Gaza War— The war in Gaza ended after 51 days of fighting, but it was one more chapter in the long-term struggle over the land. Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and other heads of the movement have been portraying this latest war (called “Protective Edge” by Israel and “Expendable Chaff” by the Palestinians) as a tremendous “victory” of the Palestinian people over the Israeli army.  The victory was achieved, they say, mainly through steadfastness and the improved military capacities of the Al-Qassam Brigades and the Palestinian organizations, which supported an ongoing assault on Israeli civilian and strategic targets and deterred the IDF from conquering Gaza and overthrowing Hamas. During a conference Mashaal attended on September 13 in Tunisia, he heard leaders express full support for Hamas. Mashaal presented the conference with the five strategy guidelines Hamas has formulated since the war.

Lee Smith: How Peace Negotiator Martin Indyk Cashed a Big, Fat $14.8 Million Check From Qatar— The New York Times recently published a long investigative report by Eric Lipton, Brooke Williams, and Nicholas Confessore on how foreign countries buy political influence through Washington think tanks. Judging from Twitter and other leading journalistic indicators, the paper’s original reporting appears to have gone almost entirely unread by human beings anywhere on the planet. In part, that’s because the Times’ editors decided to gift their big investigative scoop with the dry-as-dust title “Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks,” which sounds like the headline for an article in a D.C. version of The Onion. There is also the fact that the first 10 paragraphs of the Times piece are devoted to that highly controversial global actor, Norway, and its attempts to purchase the favors of The Center for Global Development, which I confess I’d never heard of before, although I live in Washington and attend think-tank events once or twice a week. Except, buried deep in the Times’ epic snoozer was a world-class scoop related to one of the world’s biggest and most controversial stories—something so startling, and frankly so grotesque, that I have to bring it up again here: Martin Indyk, the man who ran John Kerry’s Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, whose failure in turn set off this summer’s bloody Gaza War, cashed a $14.8 million check from Qatar.

Victor Davis Hanson: Where have all the allies gone?— The so-called Islamic State has left destruction everywhere that it has gained ground. But as in the case of the tribal Scythians, Vandals, Huns or Mongols of the past, sowing chaos in its wake does not mean that the Islamic State won’t continue to seek new targets for its devastation. If unchecked, the Islamic State will turn what is left of the nations of the Middle East into a huge Mogadishu-like tribal wasteland, from the Syrian Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf. And they will happily call the resulting mess a caliphate.

Ben Cohen: Will Oil Make or Break the Islamic State?— America’s failure to achieve energy independence over the last 30 years has resulted in exponential oil price increases that have hurt our nation. Trillions of dollars have left, and billions more continue to leave our economy to purchase oil from countries that seek our destruction, and to support madrassas [Islamic religious schools] that teach new Muslim generations how to hate — and worse. Now, with the self-proclaimed caliphate of the Islamic State [IS] having captured key oil wells in the Middle East this year, foreign oil has become an even more lethal financial weapon-of-choice for those seeking to destroy democracy and further escalate the War on Terror.




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9--Jerusalem Post


Partial results show Scots support staying in the United Kingdom

Three suicide bombs, 12 mortars hit Shi’ite district in Baghdad

Turkey call for more information sharing on foreign jihadists

French president rules out military action in Syria

US Senate to cast final vote on arming Syrian rebels

British journalist John Cantlie purportedly shown as captive in Islamic State video

UK Muslim leaders call for release of Briton held by Islamic State

Saudi Arabia promises $500 million for Gaza rebuilding

Jailed Fatah leader Barghouti: Gaza war was victory for Palestinians

EU ‘disappointed’ at little progress by Iran on nuclear issue



10--Arutz Sheva


Report: Turkey Permitting Weapons Transfers to ‘Islamic State’

PA TV Poem Calls Jews ‘Most Evil Among Creations’

IDF Arrests 5 Wanted Terror Suspects in Yehuda-Shomron Last Night

Hollande: France Not to Join in Military Ops in Syria

U.S. House Passes Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

Kerry: Assad Violated Chemical Weapons Treaty

Senate Approves Obama’s Plan to Train and Arm Syrian Rebels

U.S. Senate Candidate Uses Anti-Semitic Signs

Syrian Opposition Leader: Assad Murders, Israel Treats Wounded

Hamas: End the Blockade or There Will be Another War








Future of UN force on Golan in doubt as Syria crumbles

Islamic State seizes 16 Syrian Kurdish villages

British Muslims plead for Islamic State hostage

Head of UNIFIL mission says Israel-Lebanon border calm

Why we need Iran to reveal all

Hamas will not break ceasefire, Gaza leader vows

Rivlin visits south, apologizes that rest of Israel sometimes neglects it

71 years later, Sobibor gas chambers unearthed

Remains of Byzantine monastery found near Jerusalem

Simon Schama tells UK Jewry to stop living in a bubble



12--Other News


UN’s Flight Marks New Era on Israel-Syria Front

Iran Fills Key Role in Battling Islamic State in Iraq

Islamic State shows captive British journalist in new video

NATO to fast-track rapid-reaction force

Australia anti-terrorism raid underway with more than 800 police

Australia Commits Combat Aircraft and Special Forces to Anti-IS Coalition 

How Islamic State uses Syria’s oil to fuel its advances

China Believes Anti-Russia Sanctions Aggravate Crisis in Ukraine: Reports

Senate expected to give approval to Obama’s plan to fight Islamist militants

Traffickers “Laughed” as They Capsized Boat to Drown Refugees






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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Genesis 30: 22-24

22 Then God remembered Rachel, and God gave heed to her and opened her womb. 23 So she conceived and bore a son and said, “God has taken away my reproach.” 24 She named him Joseph, saying, “May Yahweh give me another son.”

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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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14--Blessings from Revelation 2

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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