November 10, 2014 SnyderTalk—Obama’s Solicitor General: “Israel Has No Claim to Jerusalem”

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


Obama’s Solicitor General: “Israel Has No Claim to Jerusalem”

The Obama administration argued in federal court that Israel has no claim on Jerusalem.  To buttress his point, Obama’s solicitor general said that Israel’s claim on Jerusalem is just as weak as Russia’s claim on the Crimea:

Lawyers for the Obama administration compared Israel’s control of Jerusalem to Russian claims over the Ukrainian territory of Crimea during oral arguments this week before the Supreme Court in a case concerning the rights of U.S. citizens to list Jerusalem as part of Israel on their passports.

U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who is rumored to be in the running to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, drew the comparison on Monday while he attempted to convince the Supreme Court that Jerusalem is not officially part of Israel.

The controversial case hinges around Menachem Zivotofsky, who was born in Jerusalem in 2002. Zivotofsky’s parents requested that Menachem’s U.S. passport bear “Jerusalem, Israel” as his place of birth, a request that was denied by the Obama administration on the basis of its longstanding policy to not recognize the holy city as part of Israel.

The Zivotofsky family sued following the decision and the case has been stuck in judicial limbo since. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case and initial arguments by both sides were presented this week.

Obama administration lawyers argue that the case infringes on the president’s executive right to conduct foreign policy. By acknowledging Jerusalem as Israeli territory, the White House would lose its credibility in the peace process, as well as its jurisdiction to manage foreign affairs, the government maintains.

This is the real Obama administration.  It’s an example of what the United States has become under Obama’s leadership.  This is the kind of thing that Obama doesn’t want you to see.

Obama talks publicly about his support for Israel.  His supporters buy it hook, line, and sinker, but it’s just an illusion.  The truth is completely different as you can easily see.

Our president’s “support for Israel” is a just a show for political purposes.  His deception is designed to mislead the gullible masses, and it worked for 6 difficult years.  The mid-term elections last week indicate that people are beginning to wake up and see through him and his shenanigans.

As I’ve said before, Barack Obama is Israel’s worst enemy.  That makes him Yahweh’s enemy.

Thankfully, many high-ranking officials in Israel are beginning to tell the truth about Obama.  Out of courtesy and appreciation for our country’s support in the past, they waited a very long time, too long, before divulging the facts about their most important ally.

We have no choice but to speak out because Iran is a game changer.  Iran is the largest and wealthiest state sponsor of terrorism in the world today.  Israel is their first target, and the United States is not far behind.

Iran’s leaders call Israel “the Little Satan” and the U.S. “the Big Satan”.  Those are their words, not mine, and they mean it.  If you have any doubts, read this article: “Khamenei on Twitter: No cure for barbaric Israeli regime but to be annihilated”.

Khamenei is the man with whom President Obama is negotiating a secret nuclear deal.  If we allow that to happen, we will regret it and so will Israel.

Time is running out quickly.  With Republicans in control of Congress, there is still hope that we can prevent a catastrophe.






13--Perspectives 2


Jerold Auerbach: Israel Surrenders the Temple Mount— Since Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948, ending nearly two thousand years of Jewish exile and dispersion, only one other moment has rivaled its stunning historical significance. Nineteen years later, on June 7, 1967, Israeli paratroopers poured into the Old City of Jerusalem. Within minutes Lt. General Motta Gur ecstatically proclaimed: “The Temple Mount is in our hands!” On its southeastern corner, above the Western Wall, soldiers raised the Israeli flag. Upon reaching the sacred Wall Defense Minister Moshe Dayan declared: “We have returned to all that is holy in our land. We have returned never to be parted from it again.” Dayan promised Christians and Muslims that “their full freedom and all their religious rights will be preserved.” But he made no such promise to Jews. Instead he ordered the Israeli flag removed and quickly ceded internal administrative authority over the Temple Mount to the Jordanian Waqf. Jews could visit the Temple Mount, he announced, but they could not pray there. Freedom of worship for Jews at their holiest site, where the ancient Temples once stood, was sacrificed to the fantasy of amicable relations with Muslims.

Jeffrey Goldberg: Is Barack Obama Anti-Israel?— What does it mean to be anti-Israel? This is a question that arises in Washington. Republicans have argued for years that President Barack Obama is anti-Israel, and — just a wild guess here — we will hear this charge even more frequently as 2016 approaches. A perennial goal of Republicans is to separate American Jews from the Democratic Party. I have no doubt that if Hillary Clinton runs, Republican strategists will argue that she a) carried water for the notoriously anti-Israel Obama and b) never really liked Israel anyway (expect the imminent resurrection of the once-famous photo of Clinton kissing Yasser Arafat’s wife). My subject for the moment is not Clinton’s pro-Israel bona fides. (She made it clear to me in an interview this summer that she backed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his war against Hamas, which suggested, among other things, that she is worried about the status of her pro-Israel bona fides.) Rather, I want to focus on what it means to be anti-Israel in the context of the Obama administration’s Middle East policies.

SnyderTalk Comment: Goldberg’s view doesn’t line up with Yahweh’s perspective, and Yahweh’s perspective is the only one that matters.

We humans are notorious for making messes by trying to impose our will in areas where Yahweh has exclusive jurisdiction.  When it comes to His promises to and about Israel and the Jewish people, Yahweh has left no doubt about where He stands.

There are other areas, too, where humans want to rewrite Yahweh’s rules, but I won’t go into them here.

Kobi Michael: Is the Cat out of the Bag? The Palestinian Refusal to Recognize the Right of the Jewish People to Self-Determination— Given that the Palestinian leadership is still formally committed to the Oslo Agreements and it repeatedly declares its sincere intention of reaching a peace agreement with Israel, it must explain the meaning of its demand for recognition of the right to Palestinian self-determination alongside its resolute denial of the same right for the Jewish people and the State of Israel. It will be difficult to counter the argument of those who regard the Palestinian refusal to recognize the right to self-determination of the Jewish people as a manifestation of a lack of the readiness and the maturity required to conclude a true peace treaty, or, in other words, as a sophisticated, toned-down formulation of the “strategy of phases” and the historical yearning for the destruction of the Jewish national entity in the western land of Israel.

Rafael Medoff: Susan Rice, Israel, and the Midterm Elections— Whatever the results of the Nov. 4 midterm elections, Israel will no doubt continue trying to persuade both parties about the seriousness of Iran’s threats of genocide. Yet the Israelis now find themselves being berated for courting both parties—and the criticism is coming from a U.S. official who, ironically, once argued that intervening against genocide would hurt her party in that year’s midterm elections. Just two days before the midterm races, National Security Adviser Susan Rice reportedly said the reason she has still not met with Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer—who was appointed 16 months ago—is that “he’s too busy traveling to Sheldon Adelson’s events in Las Vegas.” According to the Israeli daily Haaretz, Dermer’s action “served to prove to Obama’s aides” that Dermer is “a sympathizer with the red, Republican side.”

John Hinderaker: Iran and Israel, Compare and Contrast—As Scott noted earlier today, the Obama administration’s warm attitude toward Iran’s mullahs has been in the news. Its view of Israel, on the other hand, is much chillier. Last night, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave a talk in which he lauded Israel’s avoidance of civilian casualties during the recent Gaza conflict, and stated that the U.S. military has sent a team of experts to Israel to study best practices in that regard. Via Yid With Lid: “I actually do think that Israel went to extraordinary lengths to limit collateral damage and civilian casualties. In fact, about 3 months ago we sent, we asked [IDF Chief of Staff] Benny [Gantz] if we could send a lessons learned team – one of the things we do better than anybody I think is learn – and we sent a team of senior officers and non-commissioned officers over to work with the IDF to get the lessons from that particular operation in Gaza. To include the measures they took to prevent civilian casualties and what they did with tunneling….”

Paul Richter and Ramin Mostaghim: Iranian Website Reports U.S. Giving Ground on Nuclear Centrifuges— The Obama administration has agreed to allow Iran to operate 6,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium, up from a proposed ceiling of 4,000 reported two weeks ago, as part of negotiations for a nuclear deal, according to a website approved by the Iranian government. The Iranian website said the Obama administration has repeatedly given ground on the centrifuge count, starting early this year with a ceiling of 500 centrifuges, then being raised in negotiations to 1,500 and then 4,000. The Persian-language website is closely aligned with Iran’s foreign ministry and national nuclear organization.

Pierre Bienaime and Armin Rosen: Why the UAE Is the Middle East’s Rising Military Power—The United Arab Emirates is flexing its military muscle in a chaotic, post-Arab Spring Middle East. What was once a nation with a limited presence on the international stage is acquiring advanced weaponry, instituting universal military service, and expanding its fleet of fighter jets and heavy vehicles. A country of less than 10 million citizens has even proven willing frequently to use military force around the region. The biggest sign of this came in August, when the UAE cooperated with Egypt to bomb Islamist militias vying for the Libyan capital; the Emirates had contributed a dozen aircraft to the international campaign that helped oust Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi back in 2011. Also in 2011, it contributed troops to the multi-national force that crushed a peaceful uprising in Bahrain in 2011 and the country is involved in anti-ISIS operations as well.

Yoel Guzansky and Sami Kronenfeld: Yemen on the Verge of the Abyss— On the eve of the fourth year of unrest and instability in the Middle East, Yemen is on the verge of its own abyss. Elite power struggles, sectarian rebellions, tribal clashes, growing separatism, and Islamic fundamentalist terrorism have converged to create a chaotic reality in which alliances form and dissolve at a feverish pace. The intensification of the Houthi rebellion in recent months has heightened the sectarian dimension of the country’s internal clash. Thus while the eyes of the international community remain focused on the struggle against ISIS, a challenge with local and international implications continues to intensify in Yemen. The most immediate challenge is the Houthi rebellion, which has intensified in recent months and reached new heights in late September with the conquest of the capital city of Sanaa. The Houthis’ success on the battlefield can be attributed both to the schism within the Yemeni military and to Iran, which in recent years has supplied the rebels with arms and funding.

Douglas Murray: Jonathan Sacks on religion, politics and the civil war that Islam needs—Jonathan Sacks has an impressive track record for predicting the age we are in. In his 1990 Reith Lectures, ‘The Persistence of Faith’, the then chief rabbi pushed back against the dominant idea that religion was going to disappear. In the early 2000s, he predicted a century of conflict within Islam. And he was one of the first religious leaders and thinkers not only to critique multi-culturalism (‘the spanner in the works for tolerance’) but to try to think of a path beyond it. We recently talked over some of this at his house in London, where he lives during gaps in a busy teaching schedule that also takes him to New York. ‘I realised religion is going to come back and it is not going to come back as a post-enlightenment,-thinly–sliced-cucumber-sandwiches vicarage tea party.’ What was the giveaway? ‘De-secularisation.’ It was a phenomenon he noticed first as a rabbi.

Raymond Ibrahim: “We Need Your Head”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, July 2014— The purge of ancient Christian communities throughout Iraq that started in June culminated in great intolerance in July. Among other Islamic attacks, a Christian church that had stood Iraq for 1,800 years — a church that was erected less than 200 years after Christ — was reportedly torched by the Islamic State, according to countless news agencies, including Al Arabiya. Islamic State jihadis also stormed and took over an ancient monastery in northern Iraq. St. Behnam monastery had stood since the fourth century and was one of Iraq’s best-known Christian landmarks. It was built by an Assyrian king as a penance for executing his children Behnam and Sarah for converting to Christianity.






9--Jerusalem Post


Police on high alert amid overnight riots in Jerusalem, Galilee

Khamenei on Twitter: No cure for barbaric Israeli regime but to be annihilated

Jordanians denounce peace with Israel, vow ‘jihad to liberate Al-Aksa’

Terrorist’s Family “Proud” of Jerusalem Terror Attack

US sent ‘lessons learned’ team to model Israel tactics in Gaza operation

Palestinians call for ‘Day of Rage’ against Israel

PM: Revoke citizenship of those calling to destroy Israel

Abbas: PA will ask UNSC for Israeli withdrawal from West Bank

No unilateral recognition of Palestinian state, says top German politician

Terrorism, Syria violence test Druse community in Israel



10--Arutz Sheva


Policeman Who Shot Israeli-Arab ‘Felt His Life Was in Danger’

Watch: Firework ‘War Zone’ as Arabs Target Police in Jerusalem

Battle Over Likud Primaries: Who Will Win, Danon or Bibi?

Swedish Ambassador: ‘Palestine’ Recognition Not Anti-Israel

MK Chetboun: Rabbinical Judges Faced with Impossible Task

Police Raise Nationwide Terror Alert

‘Netanyahu Will Have to Fire Peretz’

Min. Peretz: I’m Leaving the Government

Olmert Told Aide: Barak ‘Taking Bribes’

Rivlin Visits Family of Murdered Druze Policeman








Jews must stop Temple Mount visits, Sephardi chief rabbi says

Rightist MKs hit back at Sephardi chief rabbi for Temple Mount visit ban

Palestinians trying to change status quo in Jerusalem, PM says

Abbas hails ‘peace-loving’ Arafat, says failure to reach deal will inflame region

Netanyahu and Jordan king call for calm amid tensions

Jordan ready to ‘take measures’ against Israel

Jerusalem mayor: ‘Aggressive force’ only way to end wave of violence

Suicide terrorism returns to Jerusalem, with a difference

Kerry says he’s ‘driving toward finish’ on Iran nuke deal

Palestinians Store Firebombs in Al Aqsa Mosque



12--Other News


Iran’s uranium stockpile grows before deadline for nuclear deal

Obama wrote secret letter to Iran’s Khameni about fighting Islamic State

Report: Netanyahu Believes Obama Admin Insults Were Bid to Weaken Israel’s Hand on Iran

Hezbollah Threats to Israel ‘Emboldened’ by Improved American-Iranian Ties, Expert Says

Dempsey: Israel went to ‘extraordinary length’ to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza

Thousands march in Jordan calling to end Israel-Jordan peace treaty

President Obama sending 1500 more troops to Iraq to serve in advisory role

Jihadists ‘using cruise ships’ to reach Middle East war zones

Israeli Leaders, Left and Right, Hold Abbas Responsible for Jerusalem Terror Wave

Terrorists Gunning for Egypt, Hamas Aims at West Bank






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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Genesis 37: 1-4

Now Jacob lived in the land where his father had sojourned, in the land of Canaan. These are the records of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, when seventeen years of age, was pasturing the flock with his brothers while he was still a youth, along with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives. And Joseph brought back a bad report about them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a varicolored tunic. His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms.

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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