April 7, 2015 SnyderTalk: Israel Must Trust 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


Israel Must Trust Yahweh

Journalists and politicians have a hard time understanding why Prime Minister Netanyahu would stand firm against the President of the United States.  From their perspective, he is supposed to jump when told and ask how high on the way up.

After all, the U.S. is a global superpower and Israel is just a tiny Jewish state.

Netanyahu doesn’t have the luxury of being able to just talk.  His actions and inaction have consequences.  He must think about at least two things that most journalists and politicians barely consider: Israel’s survival and Yahweh.

I know that Israel’s survival is high on Netanyahu’s list of priorities, but I hope Yahweh is Number 1 on that list.  If He isn’t, He should be.

The day is rapidly approaching when Israel will have no friends left in the world among elite politicians including the President of the United States.  It’s time for Netanyahu and the Israeli people to shift their emphasis to the only One who can and will protect them.

Yahweh is Israel’s hope and her future.

Obama says that he’s committed to Israel’s security.  That’s just talk, and talk is cheap.

Obama is looking out for number one.  In his world, he’s number one—two, three, and four for that matter.

Trusting Obama is a sucker’s bet.

True believers will stand with Israel when the chips are down because that’s what Yahweh expects and requires, and they know it.  Others are fair-weather friends.  They will abandon Israel when supporting the Jewish state costs them something.

Obama pretends to support Israel because he has to.  It’s a political necessity.  He would abandon Israel in a heartbeat if he could get away with it politically.

Believers know where we are heading, and it’s not peace Obama style.

We already know what Obama’s version of peace looks like.  We see it daily throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

Obama’s version of peace is a nightmare for Israel.  The Iran deal will make things worse, much worse.

How can Israel have confidence in an Iran deal when Iranian leaders publicly declare that their plan to annihilate Israel is “nonnegotiable”?

They can’t.  Only an idiot would buy that deal or try to sell it.

True and lasting peace won’t be achieved until Yahweh returns.  In the meantime, Israel needs to learn to lean on Him.

See “Netanyahu continues attack on Iran nuclear agreement: it’s ‘a very bad deal’” and “Netanyahu: More Iran options than ‘this bad deal or war’”.

Also see, “Obama: Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity’”.

As I said, only an idiot would try to sell the Iran deal.

Obama reminds me of a carnival barker—“Step right in ladies and gentlemen…”






13--Perspectives 2


Shimon Shiffer: Israel’s lessons from Lausanne—At this point, Israel has two choices: Keep fighting the Obama administration or repair the damage and try to make the most of the punitive clauses in Iran deal. There is one worrying question that remains unanswered from the Israeli response to the agreement reached in Lausanne last weekend. What is Benjamin Netanyahu really trying to achieve? Israel now has essentially two options left: To keep up the conflict with the Obama administration in an effort to recruit Congress to scupper the agreement, or start a new dialogue with the White House to make the most of the work by international inspectors and heighten the possibility of punishment should Iran go back on its obligations. In the meantime, we have heard a lot of talk in Jerusalem, but no action. A series of tough statements from Netanyahu in recent days opposing the Lausanne agreement have now been joined by a new demand for Iranian recognition of Israel. The more new details are revealed about the negotiations between Iran and the world powers, the more we can point to some basic assumptions that in Israel will only add to the existing doubts about the agreement.

Fox News: Obama, Congress on collision course over Iran nuke deal— President Obama appealed to lawmakers to reconsider contentious legislation giving Congress a say on an Iran nuclear deal, as the co-author of the bill vowed to hold a key vote next week. In an interview published Sunday, Obama said the newly agreed framework of a nuclear deal with Iran represented a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and move toward stabilizing the Middle East. “I’ve been very clear that Iran will not get a nuclear weapon on my watch, and I think they should understand that we mean it,” Obama told New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. “But I say that hoping that we can conclude this diplomatic arrangement — and that it ushers a new era in U.S.-Iranian relations – and, just as importantly, over time, a new era in Iranian relations with its neighbors.”

Douglas Murray: Why Are These Christians Dying?— This Easter, the world should spare a thought for the world’s Christians. In Western Europe, this time of year is increasingly secularised, but in large parts of the rest of the world, people are being massacred relentlessly because of a faith on which much of the developed world was founded but now ignores. A single day this week epitomises the trend. On Maundy Thursday last week, radio adverts in Britain advertised the Easter retail sales. One advert said that after “Good Friday,” shoppers could be sure of a “Great Saturday.” Elsewhere, as in Kenya, Maundy Thursday will hereafter have a very different tone.

Khaled Abu Toameh: Arabs Blast “Obama’s Deal” With Iran— “This is a dangerous agreement…[It ]provides Iran with what it needs most to pursue its wars and expansionism against the Arabs: funds.” — Salah al-Mukhtar, Ammon News. “Iran has tried to intervene in Iraq, Lebanon and Syria and it is seeing that it’s not paying any price…There is also a feeling in Tehran that the U.S. is avoiding a military confrontation with the Iranians.”– Hassan al-Barari, Al-Sharq. The deal means that the international community has accepted Iran as a nuclear power.” — Hani ala-Jamal, al-Wafd. Many Arabs have expressed deep concern over the nuclear deal that was reached last week between Iran and the world powers, including the US. Arab leaders and heads of state were polite enough not to voice public criticism of the agreement when President Barack Obama phoned them to inform them about it. But this has not stopped Arab politicians, political analysts and columnists reflecting government thinking in the Arab world from lashing out at what they describe as “Obama’s bad and dangerous deal with Iran.” The Arabs, especially those living in the Gulf, see the framework agreement as a sign of US “weakness” and a green light to Iran for Iran to pursue its “expansionist” scheme in the Arab world.

Taylor Luck: Iran nuclear deal: Saudi Arabia fears rival’s regional footprint— Riyadh worries that lifting sanctions on Iran means greater firepower for its proxy forces, including in Yemen where a Saudi-led bombing campaign continues. Saudi Arabia also wants its own nuclear program, for what is says are peaceful purposes. In public, Saudi Arabia has offered cautious praise for last week’s international nuclear agreement with Iran, its regional rival. King Salman told US President Barack Obama last Thursday that he hoped that a final deal “would aid in developing regional and international security,” the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported. But even if the framework deal prevents Iran for now from building a nuclear bomb, Saudi Arabia, a Sunni-majority state, frets that it won’t stop Iran’s support for Shiite militant groups across the Middle East. And that regional threat, in turn, may nudge Riyadh towards reviving its mothballed nuclear program in order to counter Iran’s, according to Saudi officials and analysts.

Dr. Haim Shine: The Iranian trap— U.S. President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to update him on the principles of the framework agreement reached in Switzerland between six world powers and Iran. The call was made from Air Force One — a metaphorical expression for an American administration that hovers between earth and sky, detached from the dangerous reality in the Middle East. The writing on the wall is clear, but U.S. policy makers refuse to read it — a refusal that is the result of ongoing fatigue and a lack of will to continue raising the torch of liberty for the sake of all mankind. When Obama was elected president, American commentators said that the U.S. had woken up to a new reality. Now we know what this new reality means.

Yoni Hersch and Israel Hayom Staff: ‘Chamberlain got a better deal from Hitler’—With the Iran nuclear framework deal agreed upon on Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration now has the difficult task of convincing a recalcitrant Congress not to vote down or undermine the deal. The agreement was met with scathing criticism from some U.S. lawmakers, with one legislator saying the deal was worse than what Neville Chamberlain signed with Adolf Hitler before World War II. Politico reported over the weekend that Senate Republicans believe they are approaching the required number of Democrat votes to pass a law which would require a “final word” from Congress with regards to any deal that is signed with Iran. Republicans are seeking a 67-vote majority to prevent Obama from exercising his veto power.

Dan Lavie and News Agencies: France slams Kerry over lowered demands on Iran for deal—Many of the Western powers involved in the Iranian nuclear talks failed to express satisfaction with the understandings reached with Iran and the West, led by the U.S. Officials in France said that even though the U.S. negotiating team headed by Secretary of State John Kerry had lowered its demands on Iran, Iranian government representatives had threatened to leave the table. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Friday expressed displeasure with the framework reached in Lausanne. In an interview to Radio Europa 1, Fabius said that France had rejected the initial understandings as “not solid enough.” He stressed that France wanted a solid deal to prevent other Gulf states, such as Saudi Arabia, “from embarking on nuclear proliferation.”

Michael Curtis: The White House Loses Face— The Obama administration has shown a lack of historic understanding concerning its policy towards China’s proposal to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The White House must understand that its policy lacks judgment when former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, in unladylike language, refers to it as “we screwed it up.” The kindest remark she might have made is that the White House misread the situation. The president now faces a self-inflicted predicament of possible strained relations with an increasing number of major countries, allies that have defied American pressure and decided to join the AIIB.



SnyderTalk Comment: Question: what does racism look and sound like?



9--Jerusalem Post


Netanyahu: ‘I’m not trying to kill deal with Iran, just a bad deal’

Tibi: Shame on Arab world for ignoring massacre of Palestinians at Syria refugee camp

Twitter, YouTube and Facebook blocked in Turkey over hostage photo

Yad Vashem requests help in finding women from concentration camp diary

Former Mossad chief slams Netanyahu for insistence that Iran recognize Israel’s right to exist

Islamic State blows up Syrian church on Easter Sunday

Iran claims to have killed ‘terrorist team’ run by foreign intel agencies

Pope Francis hails Christians as ‘the martyrs of today’

Geologists claim stats, science prove Jesus buried in Jerusalem with wife and supposed son

SnyderTalk Comment: That’s not true, but nonbelievers will buy it anyway.  They will believe anything that they think will undermine Yahweh.  They will deny that assertion, but it’s true.

Analysis: Iranian hard-liners are already saying that Tehran gave away too much

Defense Ministry thwarts attempt to smuggle electronics to Gaza terrorists

EU rights conference to give equal billing to anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred






10--Arutz Sheva


Demand for Access to Synagogue on the Temple Mount

Watch: At Least 50,000 Attend Birkat Hakohanim at the Kotel

Chief Rabbi Lau: Next Year on the Temple Mount

Report: Israeli Jet Struck Weapons Depots in Libya

Rouhani: We Seek Total Removal of Sanctions, Not Suspension

What Might a Middle East Nuclear Arms Race Look Like?

Hamas: No Palestinian State Without Gaza

Turkey Blocks Access to Social Media Sites

Bringing Teens Closer to Judaism Through the Seder

Likud, Jewish Home Meeting to Discuss Portfolios

Leftists Ask Rwanda: Don’t Accept Infiltrators 

Smuggled Advanced Technology Seized at Gaza Border

How Would Israel Combat a Nuclear Iran?

Abbas Rejects Tax Payments, Demands All or Nothing

Defense Minister: Iran Deal ‘a Historic Mistake’

In Lebanon, Palestinian Camp a Jihadist Refuge

Prisoner Swap – Syrian Style

‘Egypt is Preparing for War with Israel’

Abbas Says He Will Not Take Funds from Israel








US, Iran publicly at odds over 6 key aspects of nuke deal, Israeli expert finds

Israel readies lobbying strategy for tougher final deal with Iran

White House: There’s no convincing Netanyahu on Iran

SnyderTalk Comment: I hope the Iran deal is a problem for all believers.

Zarif hails deal as victory, asserts right to R&D on advanced centrifuges

SnyderTalk Comment: Can Obama see what’s happening?  If he can’t, he’s not paying attention, or worse.

Israel turns a blind eye to tunnel construction, and the next Gaza war

Niv Asraf, apologize. To everyone

Prankster says he staged disappearance to escape mafia debt

Ex-intel chief: Deal could set back Iran’s nuclear program by years

Erdogan due in Iran despite spat over Yemen

High political stakes for Clinton on Iran nuclear agreement

Abbas refuses to accept PA tax money returned by Israel

Abbas ready to resume talks with Netanyahu without preconditions



12a--Other News


Memo To California: If You’ve A Shortage Of Something Then Change The Price

SnyderTalk Comment: I have a different take on it.  Memo to California: if you don’t like the drought, change your ways because things can get a lot worse.  Stated another way, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

California’s leaders remind me a lot of Pharaoh in Egypt at the time of the Exodus.  In their minds, Yahweh doesn’t exist, or if He exists, He’s not important.

How wrong they are.

Kenya’s stoic survivors defy al-Shabab

Kenya says government official’s son was among gunmen in Garissa attack

G.O.P.’s Israel Support Deepens As Political Contributions Shift

Report shoots down Hamas’ claims of ‘journalist’ deaths in war with Israel

Don’t Blame Obama for Data on Israel’s Nukes

SnyderTalk Comment: Take that advice with a grain of salt.

Egypt Discovers 2.8 Kilometer Smuggling Tunnel, Longest Yet

Israelis flock to parks, nature reserves on Passover

The DeBoer Tendency: How Progressives Belittle Violence Against Jews

Intolerance Spreading in South Africa

Kenyan Airsrikes Target Al-Shabab in Somalia








Iran, US present different versions of framework deal

Netanyahu: Iran Deal May Provoke Arms Race

SnyderTalk Comment: It has already provoked an arms race, a nuclear arms race.

Yemen’s Houthis ready for talks if air strikes stop: senior member

SnyderTalk Comment: That’s what they say when they are getting their butts kicked.  Unconditional surrender is the only choice they should be allowed.  The Houthis are following in the footsteps of their Iranian masters.  The Iranians have adopted Hitler’s model.

Russia Will Deliver Advanced S-300 Missiles to Iran if Sanctions Lifted Under Nuclear Deal, Defense Expert Says

Criticism by US Lawmakers Mounts on Iran Deal as Obama Faces Potential Senate Showdown

Medvedev: Vietnam close to deal with Russian-led trade area

Rapidly rising death toll as conflict rages in Yemen



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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Exodus 4: 24-26

24 Now it came about at the lodging place on the way that Yahweh met him and sought to put him to death. 25 Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin and threw it at Moses’ feet, and she said, “You are indeed a bridegroom of blood to me.” 26 So He let him alone. At that time she said, “You are a bridegroom of blood”—because of the circumcision.”

SnyderTalk Comment: Read His Name is Yahweh.  This is an interesting account.  Genesis 17: 9-14 explains that Yahweh gave Abraham circumcision as a sign of the Covenant, and Moses had not obeyed.  It’s clear that Yahweh intended to kill Moses and that Zipporah saved his life.  One day, I will enjoy hearing what Yahweh had in mind with this encounter.  To me, it is one of the many interesting mysteries in the Bible.


5--HNIY Print form

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.

15--Concentric Circles 5

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