Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Israeli Government Will Soon have to Choose Between World, Settlers

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Thanks to Pastor Brian for finding the article posted below.

As this blog and many other faithful watchers have been reporting, the signs of our Saviors return are all around us. So, I find it very interesting to read an opinion of the times that we live in, from someone who does not view things through the end times eyes that I use. It is an added bonus when that persons opinion is from Israel.

According to the author of the article below, the nation of Israel is being surrounded. He states, "One needs to be truly deaf or foolish in order not to notice what is happening around us: We are being surrounded." He goes on to say that even though most good Jews realize this is happening they are essentialy choosing to ignore this reality.

The thoughts this author is expressing is somewhat shocking to me because scripture is clear that at some point Jerusalem will be surrounded by the armies of the world. Read Luke 21:20-21 and Zechariah 14:2, According to these passages some of the Jewish people seem to ignore the warnings that they are currently starting to see at their own perril.

Luke 21:20-21
20 "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near.

21 "Then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of the city must leave, and those who are in the country must not enter the city;

Zechariah 14:2
2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.

The author goes on to say that he fears that Israel is running out of friends in the world and at some point the world may force an agreement on Israel. This is exactly what I have been saying for months. I think there is good chance that the world through UN resolution will at some point force Israel to comply with it's existing EU agreements. (See the many posts on this blog about the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP))

This was origianly suggested by the EU's High Representative Javeier Solana, when he said in a speech that "After a fixed deadline, a U.N. Security Council resolution should proclaim the adoption of the two-state solution." (Go here for more ) President Barack Obama quickly supported this idea, by saying that a two state solution including a new Palestinian state should be established with a strict timeline and with a binding time table. (Go here for more )

For those who have not been following this closely the Palestinians want the old city of Jerusalem as their captial. This is the area of the Temple Mount and many other religious sites.

I think this article proves that even the Jewish people are beginning to see the storm that is approaching. It is very sad to watch from afar and realize many of the Jewish people will not awaken in time to the truth of Christ before all this goes down. I believe it is time to pray for the people of Israel and also pray that we will be able to continue to sound the alarm for all those who will listen.

Stay Tuned.



Obama or Wallerstein

Israeli government will soon have to choose between world, settlers

One needs to be truly deaf or foolish in order not to notice what is happening around us: We are being surrounded. Future historians may divide the State of Israel’s existence into two periods – the first one would comprise our first 62 years; the second phase is starting now.

Good Jews in the Land of Israel are clearly seeing what is happening around us but are choosing to repress it. Up until now, something would happen that would interfere with logic and the course of events. These people are counting on the Heavens. Yes, they admit that things are not looking good, but “God will show mercy.” Something will happen and He will save us.

However, it appears that recently they are no long working overtime up in the skies, and many people in Israel are again reverting to the good old tune: “The whole world is against us.” After all, we are deeply in love with the biblical statement about a “people dwelling alone.”....

World has grown tired of us

...The US still offers great support to Israel, and White House officials are angry over every statement from here that claims otherwise. However, as noted, only a deaf or a fool would not see what is happening. With a great measure of exaggeration, we can say that the US is throwing Israel to the dogs. And there are numerous dogs out there, just waiting for this opportunity.

For 42 years they have claimed that Israel is a rogue state that is rebelling against and laughing at the whole world, so now the time has come to show Bibi Netanyahu and his colleagues who shall have the last laugh. The result of this is that dozens of countries, including some that used to be sympathetic to Israel, have spoken out against us recently and will continue to do so. A thousand phone calls by Netanyahu will not put out this fire.

Bibi, Barak, and their colleagues will apparently soon have to make a decision: Are they going with Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Ban Ki-moon and others, or with settler leaders Pinchas Wallerstein and Danielle Weiss. We can’t have it both ways.

The world has grown tired of us; the same world that wishes to see quiet prevail despite Iraq and Afghanistan. Hence, it will be the same world, which is not necessarily right and isn’t responsible for its wrong decisions, which will soon try to impose some sort of sanctions against us (and the cancelation of the drill with Turkey is this type of sanction) similarly to the sanctions imposed on South Africa.

And if this world will lose all its patience and get truly upset, it may even try to force an agreement upon us, depending on America’s mood that day.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Solana: Palestinian State in 1967 Borders

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Hello everyone, sorry for the time between now and my last blog entry.

It is crazy, that even though almost daily, there are amazing and possibly prophetic events occurring in this confusing world I am finding it more and more difficult to articulate these events in such a manner that doesn't add to the confusion. I guess I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, as it is becoming more and more plain to me that our Savior is coming soon (Praise God). It is also very frustrating to me that many of our brothers and sisters in Christ are not seeing the signs of His soon return, and because of this they could be caught at some point unaware. Is anyone else experiencing this frustration or is it just me?

Having said that, I will press on and fight the good fight, but your prayers are appreciated.

Today's news is not a great surprise to me as Javier Solana said in a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that the EU is dedicated to the establishment of a Palestinian state. He said that this state should be established within the 1967 boarders. This means the boarders that existed prior to the 1967 Israeli six day war.

He said that the sooner this happens the better. He went on to say "the time to do it is now. Nothing has been done in the world without taking risks." I find it very interesting that the country that would take the greatest risk for this to go forward is of course not the EU but Israel. Seems like this is pretty easy for Solana to say, especially when it is not his country that is fighting for it's very existence.

One final thought, for the record Javier Solana was scheduled to retire 4 days ago. Due to the current delay in the ultimate approval of the Lisbon Treaty his retirement has been indefinitely postponed. As far as I can tell he still shows no signs of retiring anytime soon. He has been very active in the Middle East over the last few days, trying to convince all sides to move forward on a agreement towards establishing a Palestinian State.

I wonder if and when he is going to get the power to continue for 42 months.

Revelation 13:5

5. And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

Stay Tuned



Solana: Palestinian state in 1967 borders

European Union's Foreign Policy chief says after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah EU is dedicated to establishment of Palestinian state, says the sooner this happens, the better

Ynet Published: 10.21.09, 12:06 / Israel News

EU Foreign Policy chief Javier Solana said the European Union's goal is to establish a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders.

Speaking in Ramallah on Wednesday, Solana said the sooner this happens, the better.

Solana met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday morning, and is scheduled to meet later with Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

His visit to the Palestinian Authority is aimed at highlighting the EU's commitment to the region and supporting the PA leadership.

Solana is slated to visit Israel on Thursday, and meet with Israeli officials.

During his visit to Ramallah, Solana said there may be a need to exchange certain territories, but he said this should not disrupt the territory's continuity.

He said EU's stance in the matter is similar to that of the Quartet on the Middle East, and expressed his support of Abbas' efforts to unite the Palestinian people in light of the current dispute between his Fatah party and Hamas.

Solana's meeting with Abbas came before the latter's trip to Egypt. After the meeting, Solana said that Abbas took off to Cairo where reconciliation talks between the two Palestinian factions are ongoing, and stressed that Abbas is dedicated to closing a deal.

Later Wednesday, Solana told the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem that the world must not accept an Iranian nuclear bomb. According to Solana, "Tomorrow is today and we have no time to lose."

As for the peace process in the Middle East, Solana called for limited negotiations. "The time to do it is now. Nothing has been done in the world without taking risks.",7340,L-3793236,00.html

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Javier Solana Asked to Remain in his Job

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According to the article posted below, EU High Representative Javier Solana was asked today by EU Council President and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to remain in his job until at least the end of the month. This is because there is a legal challenge in the Czech Republic's Constitutional Court over the legality of the Lisbon Treaty.

It is no secret that the Czech Republic's President Vaclav Klaus opposes the Lisbon Treaty even though it has already passed the Czech Parliament. Klaus is refusing to ratify the treaty until it is cleared by the Constitutional Court. According to second article posted below this may not happen tell the end of the year.

So with Solana set to retire Oct 17Th and with it being possibly tell the end of the year before the Lisbon Treaty is fully ratified by all 27 EU member states, we have a potentially serious leadership problem in the EU. It would seem as if Solana is happy to solve this problem.

My question over Solan retiring remains. What if the Lisbon Treaty does not get fully ratified, or during this time of uncertainty Solana is just asked to remain on and take over the new position of Foreign Minister to provide stability? This idea does not seem so far fetched and I would still be more than slightly surprised if Solana ends up retiring. My guess is that somehow, someway he is allowed to continue on and for the time being he is doing just that.

Stay Tuned.



EU asks top diplomat to stay on with treaty under cloud

BRUSSELS) - Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt asked the EU's top diplomat Wednesday to remain in his job until the end of the month, amid doubts over when the bloc's reform treaty will enter force.

"I spoke this morning to Javier Solana," Reinfeldt told reporters in Brussels, "and asked him to stay on until the end of October in his capacity."

Solana, the EU's foreign policy chief and also top international nuclear negotiator with Iran, was due to step down on October 17, with his post to disappear once the Lisbon Treaty enters force, possibly next year.

The treaty is meant to ease decision-making in the expanding European Union and create new posts such as a longer-term president and a new foreign policy supremo.

But a legal challenge to the treaty in the Czech Republic and threats by that country's eurosceptic president not to sign the text mean the whole process is under a cloud.

The mandate of the EU's executive arm -- the European Commission -- also ends on October 31, and Reinfeldt said Wednesday that he was heading into "unknown territory" by being forced to take decisions with an outdated treaty.

Under the existing Nice Treaty, at least one country would have to give up its coveted EU commissioner job, while under the new package no one would be forced to do so.

"When we have the clarity on when the Lisbon Treaty will come into force, I will begin the consultations" on the new jobs, he said. "But we do not yet know enough."

EU warns Czechs about costs of treaty delays

European Union leaders on Wednesday warned the Czech Republic of the costs of further delaying the EU reform treaty as the eurosceptic Czech president holds out against the pact.

But Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer, who held talks with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and other top EU officials, said his country should ratify the treaty by the end of the year.

With the Lisbon reform treaty meant to enter force next year, Reinfeldt said the 27-nation EU is entering unchartered waters.

"We are moving into unknown territory," he told reporters after a video conference with Fischer.

"A lot of Europeans are waiting for this to be solved and we are trying to do it as quickly as possible," said Reinfeldt, whose nation holds the EU's rotating presidency until the end of the year.

The Czech parliament has approved the treaty, which is intended to ease EU decision-making, and Fischer opposes President Vaclav Klaus' campaign against the pact.

Fischer expressed confidence that Klaus would sign it once a Constitutional Court review of the treaty has been cleared up.

"I believe that everything is in place for the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty to be fully completed in the Czech Republic by the end of this year," he said in Prague.

"I am fully convinced that after we have the ruling of the Czech Constitutional Court, the Czech president will be ready to complete the ratification."

For the rest go here..

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lisbon Treaty Passed with Decisive 67% in Favour

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The Lisbon Treaty has passed in Ireland. This is big news for the re-unification of Europe and huge step towards what many prophecy watchers have been watching for, the Revived Roman Empire.

With only the Czech Republic and Poland remaining as the last obstacles, it is beginning to look like this could be a done deal. I suspect that both of these countries will now move quickly towards ratification.

Like I reported earlier, Tony Blair is looking like the odds on favorite of being appointed to the new EU President position. The real question still remains, what is Javier Solana going to do? He claims he is going to retire, but he is still as active as ever. He is currently heavily involved in the Iran nuclear problem and shows no signs of stepping away. Still all reports claim he is going to retire.

I would guess that we will get an answer to this question in the next few weeks.

Stay Tuned.



Lisbon Treaty Passed with Decisive 67% in Favour

Ireland has passed the second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty with an overwhelming majority of 67 per cent in favour as just two of the 43 constituencies voted against it.

Taoiseach Brian Cowen said credit for the result rested with the Irish people who had shown a determination to be at the centre of Europe.

Speaking at a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin this afternoon, Mr Cowen said: “We will now work with all our partners in ensuring the reforms this treaty will bring are implemented”.

Mr Cowen also said he was “confident” the Green Party would stay in the Coalition and that its members would vote in favour of supporting Nama at a party conference next week. "I am confident that my Government will continue and will take all necessary steps to affect economic recovery as quickly as possible".

The referendum was carried with 67.1 per cent of the electorate voting in favour, reflecting a 20.5 per cent swing to the Yes side since the June 2008 referendum. In the first Lisbon poll, the No side secured 53.4 per cent of the vote.

Yesterday's turnout was 58 per cent with 1,214,268 people voting for the treaty and 594,606 voting against. This was higher than the 53.13 per cent turnout for the first referendom on Lisbon.

Dublin South recorded the highest support for the treaty, with 82 per cent of ballots in favour. This was closely followed by Dún Laoghaire, which had an 81 per cent Yes vote, a 17.7 per cent swing compared to last year.

Across all 12 Dublin consitutencies support for the treaty was 69 per cent, with a turnout of 59.3 per cent.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said he saw the Yes vote as indicative of the Irish electorate's confidence in the European Union and as a “sign that Ireland recognises the role that the European Union has played in responding to the economic crisis”.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

'President' Blair Waits on Voters of Ireland

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What a very crazy week we have had. From all the incredible possibly prophetic speeches at the UN General Assembly, the G-20 economic summit, the secret Iranian nuclear bases, to the huge earthquakes that have been occurring across the globe, it has been a week full of big headlines.

The most interesting thing about all this, is that I think we are just starting to enter into a time full of incredible headlines. As we get closer to the midway point of the ENP we may look back some day and see this time as the beginning of the actual fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.

Having said all of that we are about to enter a very fascinating time, especially if you are a prophecy watcher of the EU. Tomorrow the people of the tiny nation of Ireland will vote on whether or not to ratify the Lisbon Treaty. For those that don't know the Lisbon Treaty is basically a new version of the failed EU Constitution, and if ratified it will unite all twenty-seven EU nations under one treaty. This is the second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty as the first one was soundly rejected by people of Ireland.

If it passes tomorrow in Ireland, there will be only two of the twenty-seven nations of the EU left to ratify this agreement. They are Poland and the Czech Republic. According to the article posted below it looks as if both countries will come on board rather quickly if Ireland passes. Neither of these two remaining ratifications are needing the vote of the people, just simply a signature from each countries president, so it should be a lot easier and quicker.

If and when ratification occurs it looks as if Tony Blair is quickly becoming the front runner for the position of President of the EU. This new position is created with the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. Some are speculating that he could be appointed as soon as the end of this month.

There still has not been much discussion on who would be appointed to the second more powerful position that will be created with the Lisbon Treaty called the "High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy." This has been commonly called the new Foreign Minister position. Javier Solana currently is the "High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy" and up to a few months ago was the leading candidate for this new position until he recently announced that he would retire at the end of October.

Since that announcement he has done anything but act like he is going to retire, so it should be very interesting to see how this all plays out. I for one don't see Solana going away anytime soon. He has worked to hard to get to this point and to just turn the reigns over to someone else, seems unlikely to me, but as of now that is what he is scheduled to do. We shall see.

If the nation of Ireland rejects the treaty tomorrow, then it will be very interesting to watch how the leaders in Brussels address this crisis, and a crisis it would be. In my mind this is still a real possibility.

The news these days are incredible, and if there was ever a time to stay focused and to pay attention to what is going on in the world, it is now. I will keep on commenting on the events as they happen, but I definitely welcome other people's opinions. Feel free to comment if you have some insight to share with the rest of us.

Stay Tuned



'President' Blair waits on voters of Ireland

Tony Blair is in line to be proclaimed Europe’s first president within weeks if the Irish vote “yes” in today’s referendum.

Senior British sources have told The Times that President Sarkozy has decided that Mr Blair is the best candidate and that Angela Merkel has softened her opposition.

The former Prime Minister could be ushered into the European Union’s top post at a summit on October 29.

Ms Merkel, the German Chancellor, was opposed to Mr Blair because she believed that the post should go to a country that had adopted the euro but British sources said that she may now be “biddable” if Germany and France get plum posts in the new European Commission.

German sources insisted that it was far from clear that Ms Merkel had changed her mind and there were suggestions in Paris that Mr Sarkozy was happy to be seen to be backing Mr Blair because he knew that Ms Merkel would scupper the appointment.

Mr Blair, whose claims are being advanced by ministers in London, will not enter the race unless he is certain of winning. He is wary of giving up his many other commitments, spanning business, the Middle East, climate change and his Faith Foundation.

If the Irish ratify the Lisbon treaty — the result will be declared tomorrow — only the signatures of the Polish and Czech presidents will be needed for full ratification. Warsaw is expected to come on board swiftly. President Klaus is harder to predict but diplomatic sources expect him to agree quickly, possibly after receiving a sweetener from Germany.

The decision presents a dilemma for the Conservatives, whose conference takes place next week. David Cameron remains committed to a referendum on the treaty. He has declined to say what he would do if the treaty were ratified before the general election.

Despite pressure from Eurosceptics, he would be unlikely to hold a referendum if he came to power after ratification, which would mean renegotiating Britain’s relationship with the EU, but a Europe with Mr Blair at its head would worry Tories even more.

Ms Merkel has touted Jean-Claude Juncker, of Luxembourg, for the role, but the backroom dealer would hardly set European pulses racing. It is understood that President Sarkozy proposed Felipe González, of Spain, privately to Ms Merkel, but that she was suspicious of endorsing the Socialist.