May 12, 2015 SnyderTalk: Egypt and Russia are Moving Closer Together—Houston, We have a Problem

1--Intro Covering Israel and ME

“O magnify Yahweh with me, and let us exalt His Name together.” Psalm 34: 3


2--SnyderTalk Editorial 4


Egypt and Russia are Moving Closer Together: Houston, We have a Problem

According to an article in The Jerusalem Post, Egypt’s President Sisi is cozying up to Russian President Vladimir Putin:

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested that Egypt and Russia strengthen their ties and expand their cooperation on Saturday during a visit to Moscow, the Egyptian Ahram reported.

Sisi arrived in Russia Friday to partake in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. 

He was joined by leaders from China, Cuba, and Venezuela. 

Leaders of most Western countries opted to skip the event due to conflicting views with Putin over the conflict in the Ukraine.

During a meeting with Putin, Sisi expressed his desire to strengthen cooperation between the nations.

Putin expressed appreciation for Sisi’s efforts to “solve Egypt’s crisis,” and said his country would continue to back Egypt. 

This past weekend’s May Day event in Moscow is not the first time that Sisi has made overtures to Putin.  Sisi has been in Obama’s doghouse since he booted Morsi from office, clamped down on the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups in Egypt, and put Morsi in prison.  He has been gravitating toward Putin since Obama gave him the cold shoulder.

Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood ties are rock solid and beyond dispute.  Morsi was the face of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and he was Obama’s hand-picked guy.  He was supposed to lead Egypt and the Middle East to the “great new world” that Obama envisions.  It’s a world that Obama has never explained to the American people.

It turns out that Morsi’s fingerprints are all over the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi.  The trail of evidence leads to the State Department under Hillary Clinton and the White House.

Team Obama is implicated in the Benghazi fiasco from top to bottom.  They concocted a cover story/alibi involving a nondescript video to hide their tracks, but it didn’t pass the smell test.

Sound farfetched?  See below:

Full disclosure: Obama supporters and Democrats bought Team Obama’s narrative hook-line-and-sinker, but thinking people saw through the charade instantly.

Three things stand out in my mind:

  1. The mainstream media in the U.S. has paid precious little attention to these allegations. In fact, routinely they attack anyone who even dares to raise questions about what happened in Benghazi.
  2. Team Obama has been stonewalling congressional investigators who are looking into the Benghazi attack.
  3. Obama has done everything he can do to undermine Sisi in Egypt. Next to Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, Sisi has been Obama’s least-favorite guy.

When the truth about Obama finally is understood and accepted, a lot of people who claim to be Christians and Obama supporters will have egg on their faces.

This is an interesting question to ponder: how many disciples were in Judas’ camp?

See “Senate Votes 98-1 for Congressional Iran Review”.  One senator trusts Obama.  The fact that even 1 senator still trusts the president is disturbing.

Also, see “Saudi Arabia Considers Nuclear Weapons to Offset Iran”.  Our allies don’t trust Obama, either.

Now see

Finally, see “U.S. State Dept. Invites Muslim Leaders, Denies Christians”.

Houston, we have a problem.






13--Perspectives 2


Elliott Abrams: Guess who’s coming to dinner— On May 13 and 14, U.S. President Barack Obama will be hosting a summit meeting with the leaders of ‎the Gulf Cooperation Council. The members nations are Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, ‎Bahrain, and Qatar.‎ The problem is, it may not exactly be a “summit” meeting at all. Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman has ‎been ill, as is Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE. Two down. I imagine King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain will attend, and so will the young emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.‎ I’d also bet on the emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, but it may be 51/49. He is 85, and a quick ‎trip to the United States cannot be very appealing. If the Saudi king skips this meeting, ‎Sabah may as well.‎

SnyderTalk Comment: The key players’ attendance is in serious doubt.  How the mighty have fallen.

See “Saudi King Salman Won’t Attend Gulf Summit Hosted by Obama”.

Geoff Dyer and Roula Khalaf: Middle East: The Iran conversation—Syria’s misery shows no sign of ending; Libya is torn in half; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is making gains in Iraq; and Yemen is sliding into a humanitarian crisis. When Barack Obama hosts leaders from the Gulf at Camp David on Thursday, he will be confronted by a Middle East that is coming apart at the seams. His goal will be to win quiet acquiescence for his nuclear diplomacy with Iran from the Gulf Co-operation Council countries which are intensely suspicious of Tehran’s intentions and fear being abandoned by their US protector.

SnyderTalk Comment: On the global stage, Obama is as close to irrelevant as a President of the United States can be.

Harold Rhode and Joseph Raskas: Iran Is Lying, and We Know It—There is little doubt that Iran is lying, and will continue to lie, but that doesn’t seem to matter to those negotiating with it. The White House and its negotiating partners first eased the sanctions that had been compelling Tehran to negotiate and then effectively tabled the military option. Since then, they have made a seemingly unending catalog of tangible and irreversible concessions, to which the Iranians have responded with increased hostility. Given that Iran has for decades refused to come into compliance with its international obligations, has sought to destabilize the Middle East, and has waged a deadly war against America and its allies when pressure was in place, it stands to reason that when that pressure is removed, Iran will ramp up its illicit nuclear activity, tighten its grip on the Middle East, and intensify its attacks against Western targets. The White House has become captive to its own desire to achieve a deal, and that has caused Iran to make even greater demands.

Golnaz Esfandiari: No One Jailed in Iran for Their Opinions? Many Disagree—”We do not jail people for their opinions,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told PBS host Charlie Rose in April. Yet former political prisoners and others were quick to take to social media to dismiss Zarif’s claim as a “lie,” pointing out that dozens of political prisoners – including journalists, bloggers, and political activists – are languishing in Iranian prisons.

Amb. Ron Prosor: If an Enemy Says He Seeks to Destroy Us, Believe Him—Israeli UN Ambassador Ron Prosor told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II:

  • For Israel and the Jewish people, World War II is synonymous with the Holocaust. Families were torn apart, vibrant communities destroyed, and one third of the Jewish people – including one million children – were murdered.
  • We are still haunted by the devastation. The responsibility falls to us to ensure that the lessons of history are passed to future generations.
  • Freedom is once again under attack. The radical Islamists marching across the Middle East and North Africa are every bit as determined and dangerous as the Nazi forces that marched across Europe.
  • The writing is on the wall. Former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin once said, “If an enemy…says he seeks to destroy us, believe him. Don’t doubt him for a moment.”
  • History has taught us that Jewish lives can never be entrusted to another people or another nation. We must always be able to defend ourselves by ourselves.

SnyderTalk Comment: Our enemy is seeking to destroy us. Sounds simple. Why is it so hard to accept?

Stuart Winer: Iranian General: Iran Has Made World Powers Kneel Down before the Islamic Republic—The commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj.-Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, proclaimed Thursday: “Today, the Islamic Iran’s pride and might has made the world’s biggest materialistic and military powers kneel down before the Islamic Republic.” Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps, said in an interview Thursday on state-run television: “We welcome war with the U.S., as we do believe that it will be the scene for our success to display the real potentials of our power.” “We have prepared ourselves for the most dangerous scenarios and this is no big deal.”

Mark A. Heller: Between Operation Decisive Storm and an Iranian Nuclear Deal: The Limits of Saudi-Israeli Convergence— It may well be the case that convergent threat assessments do facilitate some covert contact between the security echelons of Israel and some of the Arab states concerned about the shadow of Iranian hegemony, and the potential may exist for expanded ties. But the added value of more intense and/or overt ties is not self-evident, and it could reasonably be argued that the potential benefits to Israel of a real regional approach are too modest to justify the soul-searching and domestic political tensions that would inevitably ensue. • Whatever the potential benefits may be, a regional approach cannot be actuated without some tangible Israeli movement on the Palestinian question, or at least some persuasive evidence that the main obstacle to movement is not found on Israeli side. That, however, implies policy changes that the incoming Israeli government shows few signs of contemplating.

Dror Eydar: Israel Is an Economic Miracle—Thirty years ago, in 1984, Israel’s population was 4.1 million. By 2014 the population had doubled to 8.2 million. In 1984, the number of vehicles per 1,000 people was 157; in 2014 it’s 364. In 1984 the gross national product was $30 billion; today it’s $307 billion. In 1984, the GNP per capita was $7,000; in 2014 it climbed to $36,000. In 1984, Israel’s foreign currency reserves were $3 billion; today it’s $90 billion. The national debt was 280% of the GNP in 1984; by 2014 it had dropped to 66%. In 1984, security expenditures comprised 20% of the GNP, and only 5% today. American aid was 10% of GNP and is now only 1%. In 1984, Israel’s exports were valued at $10 billion; today it’s $96 billion. In 1984, the public sector employed 75% of the working public, while today that figure is 43%. Employment of women was 34% and by 2014 had risen to 54%. Israel is blessed with a high birthrate that is unique in the Western world and mortality rates among the lowest in the world. This data indicates where we were 30 years ago. The truth is that we should actually measure our current situation against what we had 70 years ago – in 1945 – to understand how miraculous this country is.

SnyderTalk Comment: Israel is a miracle, period.  For those with eyes to see, nothing is happening in Israel today that wasn’t foretold by Yahweh, and the Best is yet to come.

Ruth Wisse: Anti-Semitism on American College Campuses Is Worsening—On three successive days last summer, Boston police had to protect a student rally for Israel from pro-Palestinian mobs shouting “Jews back to Birkenau!” At the University of California-Irvine, this year’s Israel Independence Day festivities were blocked and shouted down by anti-Israel demonstrators. Every year, some 200 campuses host a hate-the-Jews fest: “Israel Apartheid Week.” At UCLA and Stanford, Jewish students running for election to the student government were challenged on the grounds that their “strong Jewish identity,” manifested by travel to Israel, made them untrustworthy candidates for office. This move to place Jewish students under automatic suspicion for being Jewish made it impossible to maintain any longer the distinction between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.

Herb Keinon: Netanyahu: New Alliances Forming in Mideast that May Make Peace Progress Possible—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at a ceremony Thursday marking 70 years since the Allied victory over the Nazis, said his new government would examine ways of leveraging the shifting alliances in the Middle East to possibly move the peace process forward. “The biggest challenge is Iran’s attempts to arm itself with nuclear weapons, and in parallel to open fronts of terrorism and occupation throughout the Middle East around our borders,” he said. Israel knows that it is not the only country in the region threatened by Iran. “This creates joint interests and also perhaps creates opportunities to develop alliances and possibly move peace forward.” Some 1.5 million Jews fought in Allied armies and in the Resistance against the Nazis in World War II, and some 250,000 Jewish soldiers were killed. Hundreds of veterans took part in the ceremony. Netanyahu said the first lesson learned from the days of the Holocaust “was that we must be capable, prepared and able to defend ourselves by ourselves against any threat.”

SnyderTalk Comment: You can call it many things, but peace is not one of them.

Michael Eisenstadt: Assuring Uneasy Gulf Allies: The Military Dimension—The U.S. currently has a credibility deficit that threatens its interests and endangers its allies. The steps it has taken to assure Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) allies – arms transfers, forward presence, and redlines – have failed to allay their doubts and fears. Only by pushing back against Iran’s efforts to expand its regional influence can Washington hope to restore its credibility. To this end, the U.S. should ramp up support for the opposition in Syria, more proactively interdict Iran’s arms shipments to allies and proxies in the region, strengthen support for those partners engaged in conflicts with Tehran’s allies and proxies, and sharpen redlines regarding Iran’s nuclear program to more clearly spell out the price Tehran would pay if it attempts a breakout. There is no reason that such a policy cannot go hand-in-hand with engaging Iran, just as the U.S. pushed back against Soviet aggression while engaging Moscow during the Cold War. As much as it may be in the American interest to conclude a long-term nuclear accord with Tehran, it is also a U.S. interest to curb Iranian activities that threaten the stability and security of U.S. allies in the region.

CAMERA: The Media and Civilian Casualties in Gaza—During the 2009 and 2014 conflicts in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, the media accepted without hesitation the fatality tallies provided by the UN, even though the UN relied on information provided by Hamas, a party to the conflict that has an obvious interest in misrepresenting the fatalities. It is a curious thing that so much credence is given to figures provided by a terrorist organization with a poor record of accountability, while contradictory figures from Israel, a country with a proven record of conducting independent investigations, are dismissed. A detailed, name-by-name study by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center found that more than half of those killed in the 2014 conflict were members of terrorist organizations or participants in the hostilities. The Center’s report exhaustively catalogs each individual, showing evidence of their participation in the hostilities and terrorist affiliation. Yet on April 28, 2015, when major news organizations carried the story of a released UN report investigating the deaths occurring in and around shelters administered by UN agencies, virtually every story cited the UN figure that 70% of the deaths were civilians, or established that civilians made up most of the dead.

Nidal al-Mughrabi and Luke Baker: Hamas-Fatah Face-Off Continues—Nearly a year since Hamas and Fatah signed a “national reconciliation” agreement, the two are no nearer to bridging their differences. Fatah is convinced Hamas is trying to carve out an Islamist fiefdom in Gaza. Hamas goads Fatah about its unwillingness to hold elections out of fear it will lose and Hamas will end up in full control. Such deep internal divisions are in part the reason why Israel repeats that it has no Palestinian partner to deal with, making a return to peace negotiations near impossible.

Avi Lewis: Jordan’s Secret Jews—Since a peace treaty was signed between Israel and Jordan, no restrictions exist on Jewish travelers to the Hashemite Kingdom, but every person I spoke to told me that they were discreet about revealing their identities. No Jewish community in recent memory ever resided within the borders of the kingdom. Today, the Jews of Jordan include a trickle of American aid workers in Amman who hide their identities, alongside Israeli officials at the local embassy. From late 2014, Jordan began turning away individual Israeli tourists at the border – ostensibly to safeguard their security, amid last summer’s Gaza war and a small but growing number of ISIS sympathizers threatening to attack sensitive targets. Organized expeditions led by local tour guides continue to be permitted.

Gal Cohen: Right-wing activist Yehuda Glick cursed on Jerusalem tour— Yehuda Glick, who was shot and critically wounded several months ago, received permission to return to the Temple Mount last week. Arab residents started to shout at him “Allahu Akhbar” and “you are still alive.” A few days after receiving permission to go back to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, right-wing activist Yehuda Glick was yelled and cursed at as he was heading for the Temple Mount to pray on Thursday.  Glick, who was critically injured in October after being shot at the Menechem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, was recognized by Muslims on Thursday at the Temple Mount.

Burak Bekdil: A Turkish-Saudi Military Offensive on Syria?— On June 22, 2012, a Turkish RF-4E military reconnaissance aircraft took off from an air base in eastern Turkey. It flew at low altitude, as most spy planes do, and violated Syrian airspace before it was hit — most likely — by a missile fired from a Syrian- or Russian-operated air defense system. Two Turkish pilots were killed. Their bodies were later recovered from the Mediterranean Sea with help from a US ship. Turkey was all rage. Turkey’s then Prime Minister (now President) Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed revenge. The Turks claimed their aircraft was flying on a training mission. It was most likely flying on a mission to spy on air defense systems in Syria.

SnyderTalk Comment: Erdogan is going to learn the lesson that all tyrants eventually learn: if you play both ends from the middle, you get crushed.

Food tasters can’t solve Erdogan’s problem.






9--Jerusalem Post


Ministers vote unanimously on enlarging cabinet, Zionist Union promises ‘hell’

Court may delay expansion of incoming Israeli government

‘Netanyahu’s extreme right-wing coalition is a danger to Israel’s Arabs’

Netanyahu: Israel foiled Iran’s efforts to open new front on Golan

Israel Signs Deal to Produce Advanced APC Platforms in U.S.

Druse MK Ayoub Kara meets with PM in push to become minister

Egyptian tribes pledge to battle Islamist groups in Sinai

UN official on life under ISIS: ‘Girls are being stripped naked, examined in slave bazaars’

IDF indicts 3 Palestinian minors for alleged attempted gassing of bus, stabbing of soldier

WATCH: Veterans march through Jerusalem to mark WWII Victory in Europe Day

German Defense Minister to visit IDF veterans, Holocaust survivors, while visiting Israel



10--Arutz Sheva


Soon: Armed IDF Soldier on Every Judea and Samaria Bus

Lapid Files Court Motion to Block Government Expansion

Shaked Taking on Men’s Rights

Shas Coalition Deal Includes Synagogues, Haredi Housing

New Likud MK Nava Boker: Time to Annex Gush Etzion

Sources: Hotovely to Be Named Science Minister

SnyderTalk Comment: Good for her.

Ethiopian Leaders Deny Reports of Planned Protests

Assault Charges Dismissed Against Hadash MK

Report: Israeli Ships Entered Lebanese Waters

Haredi Hesder Yeshiva Specializing in Cyber-War

Arrests Made in Hevron Hills Car Attack








Iran claims its warships ‘shooed’ US, French forces in Gulf of Aden

Formerly ultra-Orthodox youth bring their worlds to the stage

Cabinet green lights bill to increase number of ministers

Two many ministers

Video allegedly shows cop striking teen on beach

Yemen rebels accept Saudi ceasefire proposal

West Bank village challenges Israeli planning policy in court

It’s complicated: 50 years of German-Israeli ties

70 years after WWII, German war kids look for Allied soldier dads

US Jews strive to make police uniforms a ‘sign of friendship’ again



12a--Other News


4 arrested in murders of 2 Mississippi police officers during traffic stop

Challenging week ahead for Netanyahu’s new coalition

Pope Francis warmly welcomes Cuban President Castro to the Vatican

Cameron restores outspoken ally Gove to cabinet front line

Did Palestinians poison Yasser Arafat?

SnyderTalk Comment: The short answer is “no”.  Arafat died.  It’s a simple as that.  The causes were many, but poisoning wasn’t one of them.

The IDF as an Example of Racial Equality

Ethiopian protest leaders threaten to return to the streets

Israeli Soldiers Call ‘Breaking the Silence’ Report on Gaza War a ‘Total Lie’

Denmark Jewish Leader: Way We Want to Live Our Lives Not Possible

After Stunning Defeat, Galloway Says ‘Racists, the Vile and Zionists Will be Celebrating’

SnyderTalk Comment: Galloway is an anti-Semite.  There is no better way to describe him.

To Survive, Netanyahu Must Broaden His New Government

Ex-chief rabbi accused of corruption calls witness a ‘snitch’

Austrian Catholic, Protestant churches apologize to Jews

Macedonia blames Kosovans for deadly Kumanovo clashes

No solution in sight for Greek crisis as Tsipras weighs impossible dilemma

German Left Haunted by the Holocaust — Split Over Israel








China cuts interest rates for 3rd time in six months as economy sputters

Turkish opposition asks court to silence Erdogan

Erdoğan brings own kitchen and wait staff to İzmir over poisoning fears

Erdoğan exploits religious symbols, uses Quran as prop in election rallies

Putin says Ukraine peace ‘moving forward’ despite problems

Germany’s Angela Merkel in Moscow to mark end of WWII

Houthi allies accept Saudi ceasefire offer for Yemen

Turkey coup leader Kenan Evren dies ‘without remorse’



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4--Scripture of the Day Yahweh

Exodus 9

22 Now Yahweh said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that hail may fall on all the land of Egypt, on man and on beast and on every plant of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.” 23 Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, and Yahweh sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And Yahweh rained hail on the land of Egypt. 24 So there was hail, and fire flashing continually in the midst of the hail, very severe, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25 The hail struck all that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, both man and beast; the hail also struck every plant of the field and shattered every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the sons of Israel were, there was no hail.

SnyderTalk Comment: Read His Name is Yahweh.


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.


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