November 3, 2014 SnyderTalk: Supporting Israel and Democrats—Incompatible

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


Supporting Israel and Democrats—Incompatible

Last week, Yehudah Glick, a rabbi in Israel, was shot four times by a Palestinian assassin.    He survived the hit and thankfully he’s recovering, but he’s not out of the woods yet.  The instigator of the attack was Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

For 20 years, Glick has been a strong advocate for the right of Jewish people to pray on the Temple Mount.  It’s the holiest site in Judaism and the only place on the planet where Yahweh said His Name will reside forever.  Glick’s leadership in that effort made him a prime target.  But the reason for the attack now rather than 10 or 15 years ago is that at this particular moment Abbas thinks he can get away with murder.

Abbas has stepped up the tempo of his attacks on Israel.   He’s telling his followers that Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount are “settlers” and that they are attempting to take control of al-Aqsa mosque.  He’s telling them that they should defend Muslim holy sites with their lives.  He even said, “We must prevent them [Jews] from entering [the Temple Mount] in any way.”  It’s like screaming “kill the Jew” in 1939 Berlin.

In a letter of condolence for Glick’s would-be assassin, Abbas referred to the assailant as a “martyr” and to the Israeli soldiers who shot him as “terrorist gangs”.  Concerning the letter, Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said, “The letter of support indicates, more than anything, that Abu Mazen [another name for Mahmoud Abbas] is, indeed, a partner: a partner to terror, a partner to terrorists, a partner to murderers.”

According to Israel National News,

Last Wednesday morning, hours before Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick was shot by an Arab would-be assassin at an event at the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem that night, former Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei called for “immediate intervention” against the event.

The shocking revelation was made by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which translated a statement released in the official PA news agency WAFA last Wednesday morning by Qurei, also known as Abu Alla, who is a senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee.

One day, we may discover a paper trail proving that Abbas ordered the attack on Yehudah Glick.  It happened when Yasser Arafat was president.  It could happen again.

Caroline Glick (an Israeli journalist who is not related to the rabbi) said, “While Abbas himself is responsible for the hit on Glick, he has had one major enabler—the Obama administration.”

She’s correct.  Violent attacks on Israelis by Palestinians have increased dramatically since Obama took office in 2009.  Our president’s so-called “peace initiative” prompted the upswing in violence.  He twisted Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s arm until he released Palestinian terrorists from prison as a “peace” gesture with no quid pro quo; he has publicly snubbed Netanyahu and other Israeli officials repeatedly; and he has criticized Israel for taking reasonable steps to defend its citizens.

One of Obama’s senior staff members called Netanyahu a “chickenshit”. Immediately, Obama called for restraint and Secretary of State Kerry said that remarks like that could be damaging, but I think he merely repeated what he heard the president say in the Oval Office. It’s consistent with other things that Obama has said about Netanyahu to world leaders.  We know it because we’ve heard him do it when his mic was hot and he didn’t know.

At the same time, Obama has winked at the naked aggression of Palestinians.  He did nothing substantive to stop the massive rocket and mortar attacks on Israel by Hamas prior to Operation Protective Edge.  He talked about it a little, but his message was either ignored completely or he gave Hamas private assurances that their hostility would be rewarded.

The attempted murder of the rabbi is just the latest in a long line of offenses.  The random murder of a 3-month-old child in Jerusalem a few days ago is another.

It’s not difficult to understand what Palestinians are trying to accomplish with help from their friend in Washington.  Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, and it is widely recognized as a terrorist organization.  But Fatah, the political party to which Abbas belongs, is one as well.  Both the Hamas and Palestinian charters openly call for Israel’s annihilation, and that’s what they hope to achieve.  They have said it clearly; they have put it in writing; and they have backed up their words with random acts of violence against Israeli citizens.

Obama’s actions and inaction have paved the way for both groups of Palestinians to try and deliver a knockout punch while he remains in office.  Since Obama will be president for only two more years, Palestinians have given every indication that they intend to strike hard and often while they have a friend in the White House.

Caroline Glick is pessimistic about what comes next.  Obama is on the verge of making a deal with Iran that will permit the largest and wealthiest state sponsor of terrorism to possess nuclear weapons.  This is the way she explained it:

Before formulating a strategy for dealing with Obama over the next two years, Israelis need to first take a deep breath and recognize that as bad as things are going to get, nothing that Obama will do to us over the next two years is as dangerous as what he has already done. No anti-Israel Security Council resolution, no Obama map of Israel’s borders will endanger Israel as much as his facilitation of Iran’s nuclear program.

Glick called Obama an “enabler”.  He’s that and a lot more.  I’m convinced that our president is actually trying to destroy Israel.  He’s the worst enemy that Israel has because he is privy to most of Israel’s secrets.  Normally, enemies aren’t afforded that luxury.  There is no telling how much of what Obama knows he has shared with his Muslim brothers.

I pity Christians who profess to support Israel and the Democratic Party, because supporting Obama’s Israel policies is opposing Yahweh.  You can’t read the Bible and the promises that He made to and about Israel and draw another conclusion.  Actually, I fear for them because, as they say, the proof is in the pudding.

Democrat members of the House and Senate haven’t always been Stepford wives of Democrat presidents, but under Obama, they are.  Right now, a vote for a Democrat is a vote for Obama.

This is how Obama explained it in a rare moment of candor:

“I am not on the ballot…but make no mistake, these policies are on the ballot.  Every single one of them.”

He’s right.

Publicly, President Obama talks a good game where Israel is concerned, but behind the scenes, he sings a different tune.  Caroline Glick has been making that point for awhile.  So have ministers Naftali Bennett and Moshe Ya’alon, but many others in Israel are beginning to speak out.

In my opinion, they waited too long to let their voices be heard.  Their delay permitted Obama’s Christian apologists in the United States to mislead caring but uninformed Christians about the facts and the truth.

Ignorance is not an excuse.  At this point, if you are a Christian and you support Obama, his policies, and his Democrat accomplices in the House and Senate, you are opposing Yahweh.  It’s as simple as that.






13--Perspectives 2


Zalman Shoval: Anti-Semitism on the Temple Mount—In the arrangement made in 1967 with senior Palestinian Muslim clerics, it was promised that Jews, and people of other religions, had full rights to visit any part of the Temple Mount, including the two main shines: Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. However, while Israel has maintained its side of these agreements, the Palestinians have violated them almost since day one – throwing stones and physically harassing groups of visitors, and using the front portion of the Temple Mount to attack Jews praying at the Western Wall below. The Palestinians, time has revealed, are essentially against the right of the Jewish people to be in the place that has been most holy – both nationally and religiously – to them for all of history. PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ use of the word “desecrate” shows the racist, anti-Semitic character of his remarks. In the eyes of Abbas, Jewish presence “desecrates” the sacred places of Islam.

David Ignatius: Wishful Thinking in U.S. Plans Against the Islamic State—A glimpse of the anxiety sweeping the Arab world surfaced last week when an Arab woman complained during a talk in Amman at the Columbia Global Center for the Middle East. She said my speech’s title about the “crisis” in the region wasn’t accurate. The correct word was “disintegration.” The audience cheered loudly. The Arab world is suffering a sense of vertigo these days. Extremists from the Islamic State, who have seemingly arisen out of nowhere, have burst through the gates of power. Political elites are confused and frightened. They’re angry at the United States (as always). But at the same time, they want the United States to explain a strategy for combating a group that threatens every structure of stability, including borders.

Jonathan Spyer: IS and the incoherence of Western policy— Western bombing of targets in the area controlled by the Islamic State (IS) organisation has commenced. US and allied planes have struck at both military and infrastructural targets in the area controlled by the IS and have had an impact. There are two main problems for Western policy-makers; the first tactical, the second strategic. The first problem is that the West has no ground assets in Syria capable of destroying the IS, but the West also hopes to avoid committing its own forces on the ground. The second is the related, but broader, problem that the West has failed to properly identify the dynamic governing the conflict in Iraq, Syria and increasingly also Lebanon. Swept along by humanitarian sentiment, the West first wanted to target the Assad regime, and has now designated the Islamic State as the ‘bad guy’ of choice. But fury regarding the undoubted atrocities committed by a number of different players in Syria and Iraq does not constitute a coherent and effective policy.—Evangelical Zionism rising, amidst antisemitism and threats to Israel, says Christian leader: While anti-Semitism in Europe and anti-Zionism on US college campuses are on the upswing, how is American Christian support for Israel trending? Stronger than ever, says the founder of the country’s largest pro-Israel organization. “I can assure you that the Evangelical Christians of America support Israel right now in a more aggressive mood than at any time in my lifetime,” Pastor John Hagee, national chairman of the 1.8-million member Christians United for Israel (CUFI), told Hagee’s assessment of the pulse of Christian Zionism came one day after 5,000 people attended the 33rd annual “A Night to Honor Israel” at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. CUFI’s goal is to facilitate that same program in every major US city. “We want to send the message to the world and to the Jewish people that Christians are standing up for the State of Israel and the Jewish people at home and abroad,” Hagee said. “It’s not conversation. It’s action.”

Khaled Abu Toameh: Palestinians: Stop the Children’s Intifada!— Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian groups are using children from east Jerusalem and the West Bank in what appears to be a new intifada against Israel. Nearly half of the Palestinians arrested by Jerusalem Police over the past few months are minors. Some of them are as young as nine. These children are being sent to throw stones and firebombs, and launch fireworks at policemen and IDF soldiers, as well as at Israeli civilians and vehicles, including buses and the light rail in Jerusalem. The exploitation of children in the fight against Israel has attracted little attention from the international community and media. Human rights groups and United Nations institutions have chosen to turn a blind eye to these human rights abuses. Instead of condemning those who exploit the children and dispatch them to confront policemen and soldiers, these groups and institutions are busy denouncing Israel for targeting minors.

Michael Curtis: The Danger of Islamist Terrorists in Libya— Libya, with its oil wealth and natural resources, could be an affluent and successful country. Instead, it is today a dangerous place and a chaotic society with continual fighting among Islamist terrorists, Arab nationalists, and a host of regional militias. The Obama administration and all democratic governments are now confronted by an increasingly troublesome issue, the growing influence of Islamist terrorism in Libya, Nigeria, and other countries in North Africa. The terrorist groups, individually and in alliance, have taken advantage of the vacuum of central power and the mixture of rival tribal and regional groups and feuding political organizations in Libya. They control many of the large cities and much of the territory of the country, and are challenging the oilfields. Their tactics and ideology follow those of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, to which many claim allegiance.

Jonathan Wachtel: Persecution, torture, murder: Iran blasted on human rights ahead of UN hearing—On the eve of Iran’s defense of its human rights record Friday before a key United Nations panel, a lawyer for the woman executed in the Islamic Republic over the weekend for allegedly killing her attempted rapist accused the regime of widespread torture and murder. A UN-appointed human rights advocate had already prepared a voluminous account of Tehran’s egregious transgressions, including persecution and imprisonment of religious minorities, alarming numbers of executions and systematic disregard of due process by Saturday, when Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 27-year-old woman who had spent the last seven years in prison, was hanged. Jabbari became an international symbol of the regime’s brutality, with the UN and rights groups such as Amnesty International decrying her death sentence. Jabbari’s execution served to punctuate this week’s hearings, including the independent forum in Geneva on Thursday and a procedure today before a UN Human Rights Council panel.

Raymond Ibrahim: Blow-by-Blow Muslim Persecution of Christians Around the World—In Egypt, a young Coptic Christian man, accused of blaspheming Islam for simply “liking” an Arabic-language Facebook page, was sentenced to six years in prison. One of the intruders in Uganda was shouting, “Today we shall kill you [for converting to Christianity] — you… are not respecting our prophet’s religion.” He then heard his 12-year-old-girl’s cries as the Muslim intruders were strangling her. Then they seized him. Muslims in Germany were granted their own section of the cemetery. Now these same Islamic communities are demanding that, during Islamic funerals, Christian symbols and crosses in the cemetery be removed or covered up.

Yoram Schweitzer: Al-Qaeda Stands Behind the ISIS Smokescreen—The main obstacle in the way of an alliance between the jihadist organizations is ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s provocative step of appointing himself as Caliph, placing him above all other Muslim leaders. Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the establishment of “Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent” (AQIS) in September. According to reports from Pakistan, AQIS has already tried to carry out ambitious attacks designed to damage a Pakistani warship and an American destroyer. The planning of such attacks refutes the assessments by senior American administration officials that al-Qaeda is a spent force. A considerable proportion of the cadres of jihadi fighters may eventually choose to join al-Qaeda, particularly if ISIS proves unable to institute an Islamic caliphate. It is also quite clear that al-Qaeda is preparing for a renewal of its activity under the smokescreen of the terror inflicted by ISIS that is blinding the world.

Mordechai Kedar: Why We Keep Getting the Middle East Wrong—Arab nationalism as an ideology never really succeeded in replacing the traditional loyalties. In Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen today, people remain loyal to their tribe and to their traditional ethnic and sectarian identities. The borders of these countries were not defined by the local people; they were defined by colonialists. So when we talk about “Arab states,” we must take into account that these states are totally different in terms of the basic legitimacy of the state in the eyes of those who live there.






9--Jerusalem Post


Palestinian Poll: Support Rose for Hamas and Armed Struggle after Gaza War

Police arrest seventeen rioters in Jerusalem over weekend

Police detain 5 Jews for disturbing the peace in Temple Mount area

Feiglin protected by bodyguards after threats

For Obama and Xi, fight against Islamic State a brief moment to agree

Court strips Dieudonne of damages for cancellation of anti-Semitic show

Erez and Kerem Shalom crossing closed until further notice after rocket-fire

WJC warns Swiss museum against accepting artwork stolen for Nazis

Peres: ‘Those who have given up on peace are naive’

22-year-old arrested for sending death threat to PM Netanyahu



10--Arutz Sheva


Stormy Cabinet Meeting Erupts Over Glick Shooting

Cabinet Toughens Sentences for Rock-Throwers

‘I Can’t Breathe’; Chilling Last Words of Murdered Shelly Dadon

Moshe Feiglin Visits Temple Mount Despite PM Pressure

Iranian-British Woman Jailed for Protesting Ban Against Women

Minister Requests Additional Funding to Help Converts

Shelly Dadon Family Member Attacks Suspect’s Dad

Sa’ar to Step Down Within 48 Hours

Major Evidence to be Presented in Dadon Trial

Bill: Expand Hesder Active Service to 2 Years








Palestinian youths storm police cordon on Temple Mount

Suspected shooter of Jewish activist buried in Jerusalem

US calls on Israel to reopen Temple Mount amid tensions

‘Bilateralism has failed, time to bring in the Arab world,’ says Rabin’s son

Gaza war politics drove 1 in 6 Israelis to ‘unfriend’

Haaretz panned for cartoon of Netanyahu as 9/11 pilot

Kerry: ‘Chickenshit’ slur ‘disgraceful, unacceptable, damaging’

‘In next war, Hezbollah will target Ben Gurion Airport’

Haifa University to test parameters of ASA boycott

UK Jewry must engage ‘demi-semi-Jews,’ says trailblazing Reform rabbi



12--Other News


Netanyahu urges lawmakers’ restraint over Jerusalem’s Aqsa mosque

Israeli bill to consider loud Muslim call to prayer in public as noise pollution

My Last Christmas Letter

U.S. military ordered to hide identities, change routines to avoid terrorist attacks

Thousands Of People In Europe Take To The Streets To Drive Out Islam

School Issues ‘No Trespass Order’ on Iraq Veteran Who Questioned Daughter’s Homework Assignment on Islam

Denmark: Muslims beat man with bottle for calling Islam “violent”

Islamic State ‘draws fighters from all over’

Islamic State killed 220 people, say witnesses, as mass graves discovered

Turkey’s Influence in Middle East Ebbs






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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Genesis 36: 9-14

9 These then are the records of the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir. 10 These are the names of Esau’s sons: Eliphaz the son of Esau’s wife Adah, Reuel the son of Esau’s wife Basemath. 11 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho and Gatam and Kenaz. 12 Timna was a concubine of Esau’s son Eliphaz and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These are the sons of Esau’s wife Adah. 13 These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the sons of Esau’s wife Basemath. 14 These were the sons of Esau’s wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon: she bore to Esau, Jeush and Jalam and Korah.

SnyderTalk Comment: Read His Name is Yahweh.



SnyderTalk Comment: Something Mohammad Never Said:

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does Yahweh require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6: 8



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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Jesus Said He 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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