Monthly Archives: November 2014

December 1, 2014 SnyderTalk: Israel is Dancing to Others’ Tunes

1--Intro Covering Israel and ME

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


2--SnyderTalk Lead Headline for use


Caroline Glick—Israel is Dancing to Others’ Tunes:

Glick’s original title was “The storm over the teacup”.

Following last Tuesday’s jihadist massacre of four rabbis and a police officer at the Bnei Torah Kehillat Yaakov synagogue in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered law enforcement bodies to act immediately to destroy the homes of the two terrorist murderers who carried out that attack. He also directed them to destroy the homes of the terrorists who carried out the three other recent attacks in Jerusalem.

The following day, police destroyed the home of one terrorist murderer. Two more homes were supposed to be destroyed in short order.

But then the EU-funded radical leftist NGO Hamoked – Center for the Defense of the Individual petitioned the Supreme Court, sitting as the High Court of Justice, opposing the orders.

Wednesday the court issued an injunction prohibiting state authorities from carrying out the house demolition orders.

In directing law enforcement officials to carry out the home demolitions, Netanyahu argued that the move serves as a deterrent to future would-be terrorists. Whether or not he is correct is a matter of debate. But certainly the Supreme Court can’t determine the effectiveness of the move better than the IDF can. And the IDF’s official position is that destroying the homes of terrorists deters potential terrorists from attacking.

And yet, rather than recognize the limitations of their own wisdom, Supreme Court justices acted on the behalf of an EU-funded radical organization that represents no significant constituency in Israel, and overruled the democratically elected government, curtailing its power to take the measures it deems necessary to protect the public.

This of course was just the latest move by the court to arrogate to itself the powers duly conferred on the public’s elected representatives in the government and the Knesset.


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SnyderTalk Comment: Eventually, Israel will accept the fact that she can’t rely on anyone except Yahweh.  I hope and pray that it will happen soon.

During Operation Protective Edge, a rabbi in Israel said that HaShem would fight Israel’s battles.  HaShem is a proxy for the Name Yahweh.  It means “the Name”.

The rabbi was right, but it will require repentance and faith.

Step-by-step, Israel is being cornered.  As a result, she’s moving in Yahweh’s direction ever so slowly.  When Israeli leaders finally accept reality and humble themselves, Yahweh will do things that only He can do.

“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.” Zechariah 12: 9-10

“Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me! Let there be no strange god among you; nor shall you worship any foreign god.  I, Yahweh, am your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt; open your mouth wide and I will fill it.” Psalm 81: 8-10






13--Perspectives 2


Ben Cohen: Iranian Supreme Leader Threatens: With or Without Nuclear Deal, ‘Israel Will Get More Insecure on a Daily Basis’— Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has starkly contradicted American assurances that Israel’s security would not be damaged by a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program. “US says that Israel’s security must be protected,” said a posting on Khamenei’s Twitter account. “Know that whether or not a deal is achieved ,#Israel will get more insecure on a daily basis.” Khamenei’s prediction that Israel’s security will decline was bolstered by two further anti-Semitic tweets. “US concerns abt #Israel‘s security aren’t genuine either,” said the first awkwardly-worded posting. “The goal is their interests by satisfying Zionist network that holds their lifeline.”

SnyderTalk Comment: Khamenei is right.  Israel “will get more insecure on a daily basis” until they turn to Yahweh.  This is the pertinent question: how insecure must Israel become before they do what they should do?

Do you know whose side you are on?  If you don’t, you should think about it.  Time is of the essence.

David Lazarus: Arabs and Jews unite to proclaim Messiah’s return— A new generation of Arab and Jewish followers of Jesus met together last week to strategize on how to “turn Israel upside down.” Two hundred and sixty Messianic Jewish and Arab pastors, youth leaders, evangelists, Bible-school teachers and ministry leaders gathered for a three-day council to discuss, study, pray and work together to effectively bring the word of God in power to Arabs and Jews throughout the whole Land of Israel. These seasoned men and women of faith embody decades of labor proclaiming the Gospel to local Arabs and Jews. Most have given up everything to preach Messiah to their unbelieving Muslim and Jewish families and friends. Despised because of their faith, they have lost jobs, suffered rejection and endured multiple other hardships, yet their passion to bring the Good News to their people remains unquenched. “We will keep preaching and teaching the Word of God until it changes the people of Israel,” declared one leading pastor. “We must be willing to suffer for the sake of the gospel and keep going no matter what happens. God will accomplish His will through the power of His word.”

Uriel Heilman: Extreme views on Arabs don’t inhibit shul’s embrace of Rabbi Pruzansky—If Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Teaneck, N.J., had his way, Arab rioters and stone throwers would be shot with live ammunition. Arabs would be barred from the Temple Mount for six months. Any village from which two or more terrorists originated would be razed and its residents deported. Arab terrorists would be executed, their bodies cremated and buried with dead pigs, their families deported and their homes destroyed or given to Jews. “There is a war for the land of Israel that is being waged, and the Arabs who dwell in the land of Israel are the enemy in that war and must be vanquished,” Pruzansky wrote in a Nov. 21 post on his personal blog.

The Guardian Editorial: The Guardian view on Israel: the narrowing of a nation—Israel is justly proud of its declaration of independence. That document, hastily drafted in 1948, insisted that the new country would promise “complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex”. That text, and that central pledge, formed the foundation on which Israel set out its ambition to be a democracy – even, to use a phrase cherished by the country’s advocates, the only democracy in the Middle East. Now, though, there comes a threat to that position and to the declaration itself. Last weekend, in a reportedly stormy meeting, the cabinet approved a bill that would enshrine Israel’s status as the nation-state of the Jewish people. That definition would become part of Israel’s basic laws, as integral to its unwritten constitution as the declaration.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi: Hamas Embraces the Path of the Islamic State—The emergence of the State of the Islamic Caliphate (Islamic State) has fundamentally altered the reality of the Middle East and threatens to change the map of existing state borders and undermine all the Muslim states as separate national entities. Hamas and the Islamic Movement in Israel view the creation of the caliphate as a religious duty. In line with the prophecy of Muhammad, the restoration of the caliphate is supposed to be the means to unify Muslims under the rule of Islamic law before proceeding to conquer Europe and impose the Muslim religion worldwide. In Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State continues to entrench its rule, fearlessly defying the West while attracting thousands of Muslims from all over the world and inspiring many millions more. It also exercises considerable influence in the West Bank and in Gaza. In October 2014, Palestinian security forces arrested dozens of Islamic State supporters, some of whom had tried to set up secret cells and carry out terror attacks. Neither Hamas nor Islamic Jihad, both of which are dependent on Iran as a strategic ally, is free to express direct or indirect support for the Islamic State, the cardinal enemy of the regime in Tehran. The Islamic State has initiated a jihadist surge as it achieves victories on the battlefield, fights the West without trepidation, enforces Islamic law, and promises to liberate Palestine after overthrowing the “treasonous” Arab regimes in Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

Mark Hennessy: Cameron plan on immigration curbs a challenge to EU— British prime minister David Cameron is to impose major curbs on the rights of citizens from other European Union states to claim welfare benefits – but most changes will require other EU states’ agreement. Delivering his long-awaited speech on immigration, Mr Cameron sought to heed the clamour in Britain to curb the numbers coming in – 280,000 this year, the highest for decades. Equally, however, the he emphasised the contribution made by existing immigrants and their value to society and the economy, and said the UK’s strength is its open economy. Under his plan, EU migrants would not qualify for welfare benefits given to low-pay workers – worth up to £700 a month for two-child families – twice the sum paid in Germany and three times the French level.

Uzay Bulut: Turkey and the Kurds— Turkey: A Laboratory of Various Methods of Oppressing the Kurds. In Turkey, the approximately 20 million Kurds do not have any national rights, autonomy, or even primary schools where they can be educated in the Kurdish language. The real population of Kurds in Turkey is not known; the Turkish state has not carried out a census of Kurds. That policy may be deliberate: the Turkish regime seems to prefer to deny everything that is related to Kurdish existence. Turkey’s state authorities, before the AKP came to power in 2002, said that when the Turkish republic was established, there were no Kurds – just “mountain Turks,” and that Kurdish is not a “real” language. Since then, however, thanks to pro-Kurdish parties, the Turkish government can no longer refer to them that way. The problem remains, however, that the government still does not officially recognize the Kurds and still keeps denying them the autonomy they feel is their right.

Peter Martino: Political Landslides Shake Europe— All along the Mediterranean and to the north, parties opposing the EU-mandated austerity policies are growing spectacularly. The rise of tax-and-spend parties (or rather tax-other-countries-and-spend parties) reinforces the rise of parties such as UKIP in the north. In the Netherlands, the anti-establishment Party for Freedom (PVV), of Geert Wilders, is currently the biggest party in the polls. Wilders has consistently opposed the bailing out of countries such as Greece and Spain with Dutch taxpayers’ money.

Gregory J. Wallance: The War over the Gaza War—Israel and human rights groups are still fighting over whether the Israeli army committed war crimes in this summer’s Gaza War, just as they have after every major Palestinian-Israeli clash. What makes the current fight unusual is that Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has sided with Israel, telling the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs earlier this month: “I actually do think that Israel went to extraordinary lengths to limit collateral damage and civilian casualties.” The essential inquiry is whether Israel used proportionate force, that is, pursued military objectives while making reasonable efforts to minimize civilian casualties. Dempsey explained that in the Gaza battlefield, underground tunneling had turned Hamas into “nearly a subterranean society” directly beneath the civilian population. He cited the tactics used by Israel to minimize civilian casualties, including leaflets and “roof knocking” by small rockets with low-yield explosives on buildings to warn civilians sufficiently in advance of a coming strike to evacuate. He noted that the Joint Chiefs were sufficiently impressed that they sent an American military observer team to Israel to “get the lessons from that particular operation in Gaza.”

Pnina Sharvit Baruch and Keren Aviram: The Decision on the Gaza Flotilla by the ICC Prosecutor: A Warning for the Future—On Nov. 6, 2014, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a report determining that there will be no investigation against Israel regarding the Mavi Marmara incident that took place in May 2010. While the prosecutor’s operative conclusion is favorable to Israel, the decision’s analysis of the events, combined with the findings and conclusions, could be indicative of the position the prosecutor’s office will adopt toward future incidents. The report states that there is reasonable basis upon which to conclude that Israel continues to be an occupying power in Gaza despite the 2005 disengagement. The report states that there is a reasonable basis to believe that war crimes were committed by IDF soldiers, specifically, the willful killing and injuring of protected civilians. The claim accepted by Israel’s Turkel Commission, that the violent IHH activists should be seen as civilians taking direct part in hostilities, and therefore, as a legitimate military target for attack, was rejected.






9--Jerusalem Post


Israel accuses UN investigators of turning blind eye to terrorism

Israel slams Ankara: This is no way for a NATO state to act

Israel Accuses UN Investigator of Singling Out Israel, Ignoring Victims of Terror

West Cannot Control Resurgent Islam

British Town Council Votes to Ban All Israeli Goods 

Egyptian court finds Mubarak not guilty of murder charges

Islamic State suicide bombers kill dozens near Turkish border

Arab League to present draft Palestinian statehood bid to UN Security Council

Taliban attack on foreign workers’ compound in Kabul ends with three gunmen dead

West has upper hand in Iran talks, Israeli officials believe, but bad deal remains major threat



10--Arutz Sheva


Danino: Ban Nationalist MKs from Temple Mount

Danon ‘Ideological Alternative’ to Netanyahu

Indictment: Islamists Planned to Attack Feiglin, Glick

Arab League Refuses to Recognize Israel as Jewish State

Ya’alon Officially Presents Eizenkot as Next IDF Chief of Staff

Netanyahu’s Appeal to Hareidi Parties Revealed

Gadi Eizenkot Named Next IDF Chief of Staff

Shocking Details of Car Attack on Female Officer

Police Refuse Gun for Soldier over Disengagement

Stabbing by Arab Woman Thwarted in Hevron








French FM: Last chance for Mideast peace through talks

UK party mistakes cathedral for mosque

On the brink of elections, a coalition scrambles

A refugee camp seethes with anger — against the PA

IDF chief rabbi: 90% of Muslims don’t know Quran contents

Turkey denies allowing Hamas to operate in its territory

Israel to cooperate with UN chief’s Gaza probe

Milan Jews ask authorities to bar neo-Nazi concert, rally

Senegal imams tour Yad Vashem in tie-boosting trip

US lawmaker: Fight against IS needs ‘Arab face’



12--Other News


In A Land Of Few Christians, Pope Will Reach Out To Muslims In Turkey

Pope Francis prays in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

Mixed Reaction As Egypt Court Drops Charges Against Mubarak

Eyeing deadline, France to back Palestinian state if peace talks fail

U.S. will train elite Iraqi force to fight ISIS instead of whole army

Few Egyptians heed calls for ‘Islamic revolution’; minor clashes

Senior Bishop suggests readings from the Quran on Prince Charles’ coronation

SnyderTalk Comment: I wonder about so many people today who call themselves “Christians”, high-profile clerics included.  They don’t seem to grasp even the basics.

The first of the Ten Commandments is straightforward and easy to understand: “I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20: 2-3

Do they think that Yahweh has changed and that now He will allow combining the worship of false gods along with worship of Him?  Judging by what I see happening, they must.

There is no question that Yahweh hasn’t changed.  He said, “Yeshua the Messiah is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13: 8

They may not realize that the Messiah is Yahweh.  If that’s true, they are in the wrong profession.  If they do know who the Messiah is, they are screaming that they don’t know what being a believer is.

No matter what, Yahweh won’t tolerate being lumped together with false gods.  He never has and He never will.

British Royals Refuse to Visit Israel

ISIS attacks border town Kobani from Turkey

SnyderTalk Comment: If ISIS did launch an attack on Kobani from inside Turkey, it says a lot about Turkey’s reliability as a NATO partner.  There is so much evidence that Turkey has become an Islamist country that we would be foolish to continue working with Turkish leaders as if we were on the same side.

Triple bomb blasts kill 92 outside Nigeria mosque

SnyderTalk Comment: Many times I’ve said that Islamists hate everyone including other Muslims who don’t buy into their perverted philosophy.  This is probably a perfect example.

As the article says, “No group has claimed responsibility, but the incident bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, a radical Islamist movement linked to al-Qaeda….”

For Islamists, killing other Muslims is par for the course.  That’s what the facts tell us.  They kill others, too, but ordinary Muslims aren’t safe.

Islamists are trying to eliminate other Muslims to control Islam, and they are winning.  That’s why the “moderate voice” of Islam is barely heard and why radical Islam is surging.

A man who would throw acid into the face of a young Muslim girl because she was wearing lipstick would to anything.






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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Genesis 38: 20-23

When Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman’s hand, he did not find her. He asked the men of her place, saying, “Where is the temple prostitute who was by the road at Enaim?” But they said, “There has been no temple prostitute here.” So he returned to Judah, and said, “I did not find her; and furthermore, the men of the place said, ‘There has been no temple prostitute here.’” Then Judah said, “Let her keep them, otherwise we will become a laughingstock. After all, I sent this young goat, but you did not find her.”

SnyderTalk Comment: Read His Name is Yahweh.


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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The Messiah’s Name is Yahweh.

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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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