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Pompeo: We’ll supply UAE with arms without hurting Israel’s advantage

The remarks came amid controversy in Israel over whether the Washington will sell F-35 stealth jets to Abu Dhabi, now that Israel and the UAE have diplomatic relations.

By LAHAV HARKOV   

AUGUST 24, 2020 21:50


The US will find a way to balance helping its military ally the United Arab Emirates without weakening Israel’s qualitative military edge (QME), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on Monday.

The remarks came amid controversy in Israel over whether Washington will sell F-35 stealth jets to Abu Dhabi, now that Israel and the UAE have diplomatic relations.

“The US has legal requirements with respect to the QME, and we will respect that,” Pompeo said. “We have a 20-plus-year security relationship with the UAE as well.”

Without mentioning F-35s or any other systems by name, Pompeo said the US wants to “make sure we are delivering the equipment [the UAE] needs to defend themselves from the… threat of the Islamic Republic” of Iran.

But he said he is “sure we’ll find a way” to do so while ensuring Israel’s military superiority in the Middle East.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the normalization deal with the UAE “did not include Israel’s acceptance to any arms deal. I don’t know of any arms deal that has been agreed upon but our position hasn’t changed.”

The prime minister added that he reiterated his objections to Pompeo, who said he is strongly committed to maintaining Israel’s QME.

“That has been true over four decades of peace with Egypt and two and a half decades of peace with Jordan. The US has stood by that and I have no doubt will continue to do so,” he said.

Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz emphasized after his meeting with Pompeo the need to maintain Israel’s QME, in light of statements by White House officials that the US is considering selling F-35s to the UAE now that it has formal ties with Israel.

The QME is “a necessary condition for regional stability and for Israel’s security when facing the challenges of the Middle East,” he said.

A day earlier, White House special adviser Jared Kushner said on CNN that “this new peace agreement should increase the probability of [the UAE] getting [F-35s].”

In the past week, talk of the UAE purchasing the planes has raised questions as to whether the prime minister knew it would happen soon after normalization – which he denied on Monday – and criticism of Netanyahu for not informing Gantz, who is also defense minister, of the matter.

Pompeo and Netanyahu also addressed the US move to trigger “snapback sanctions” on Iran, which would stop the UN arms embargo on the Islamic Republic from running out in October. The other parties to the Iran nuclear deal say the US is not authorized to do so, because it left the framework in 2018. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is a separate document from the UN Security Council resolution instituting the snapback mechanism, which states that any permanent UNSC member can trigger the continuation of sanctions.

Netanyahu commended the US for having “stood up to Iranian aggression” by calling on snapback sanctions, warning that it would be “outrageous” for the world to allow the arms embargo to run out, facilitating its regime in obtaining “tanks, aircraft missiles and anti-aircraft defenses to continue its campaign of aggression in the region and the world.

“It’s just absurd,” he said.

Netanyahu pointed out that Gulf states are as strongly opposed to the end of the embargo as he is.

“I suggest to our friends, especially our European friends at this point, that when Arabs and Israelis agree on something, it makes sense to pay attention,” he said.

Pompeo said the US will “use every tool we have” to ensure Iran does not attain nuclear weapons, and he is confident they will succeed.

“We think its in the best interest of the whole world. Many leaders tell me so privately. It’s time to stand up… Iran is on the cusp of having access to those weapons and the money,” he said. Last week, Pompeo specified that the leaders of the UK, France and Germany made those remarks privately.

The US decision to trigger snapback sanctions on Iran is “necessary to maintain stability in the Middle East,” Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said after meeting with Pompeo. “Iran cannot be allowed to import and export arms, and all the sanctions must be brought back.”

Netanyahu and Pompeo lauded the UAE-Israel deal, with the prime minister calling it “the alliance of the moderates against the radicals” and “a boon to peace and regional stability.”

The prime minister expressed hope that more nations will formalize their ties with Israel, saying there may be “good news in the near future.”

Pompeo’s itinerary for this week includes Sudan and Bahrain, two countries with which Israel’s ties have warmed recently and could follow in the footsteps of the UAE, which the secretary of state also plans to visit.

Ashkenazi also brought up the issue of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), whose mandate is coming up for a renewal vote in the Security Council. The US has threatened to veto the renewal, abolishing UNIFIL if its mandate is not changed to make it more effective in combating Hezbollah’s presence in southern Lebanon.

“We cannot allow UNIFIL not to fulfil its mandate fully and effectively. The American stance on this matter is important and will lead to practical implementation” of the mandate, Ashkenazi said.

Pompeo courted controversy, filming an address from an “undisclosed location” in Jerusalem, which will air at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.

The State Department said Pompeo “will address the convention in his personal capacity. No State Department resources will be used. Staff are not involved in preparing the remarks or in the arrangements for Secretary Pompeo’s appearance. The State Department will not bear any costs in conjunction with this appearance.”

Democratic Majority for Israel criticized Pompeo, tweeting: “By violating another vital norm – speaking to the RNC from Israel – [Pompeo] is helping [Trump] further degrade American government, just as their never-ending effort to politicize Israel damages that country. Trump and Pompeo care only about themselves, not the US, not Israel.”

Jewish Democratic Council of America executive director Halie Soifer said “by arranging for Secretary Pompeo to speak to the RNC while on official travel in Jerusalem, Trump is once again using Israel to score political points.

“Jewish voters see through this cheap political stunt and reject Trump’s ongoing use of Israel as a political wedge issue,” Soifer added. “The US-Israel relationship has been, and should remain, a bipartisan issue and… US taxpayers should not pay for politicized State Department activity in Israel.”

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FURTHER PROOF THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC IS BEING USED AS A POWER GRAB TO FORCE THE NEW WORLD ORDER AGENDA IS OVERWHELMING AT THIS POINT

The Church corporately may have become the lukewarm Laodiecan mess, but you and I as individuals are given a special and separate promise if we want it. Jesus says He will knock on the door of the Church, lukewarm though it may be, and is happy to work with anyone of us who still desire to be on the front lines of the end times, and be of service to Him and His Kingdom. Are you one of those people? I pray that you are. I don’t say these things to discourage you, but to encourage you. These are the days of prophecy, and we are watching it come to pass! Go out into the harvest fields and work!

by Geoffrey GriderAugust 25, 2020

I don’t say these things to discourage you, but to encourage you. These are the days of prophecy, and we are watching it come to pass! Go out into the harvest fields and work!

Everywhere you look, from Bill Gates, the United Nations, the United States and any other world organizational and governing body, we are hearing the same lockstep message droning out from all of them. In unison, we are being told that “we will not, and we cannot go back to the way things were”. They are telling us that our old way of life is gone, and it is never coming back. So if you are patiently waiting for all of this to be over, you can stop now. It will never be over.

“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.” Genesis 49:1 (KJB)

I have waited for nearly 30 years for these days to arrive, the days foretold long ago in the scripture of truth, about what life would be like at the closing of the Church Age. That day is now here, and it is sickening to watch ministry after ministry falling and failing as they slide into lukewarm apostasy. Sickening to see for my eyes, but my soul rejoices because I know I am going Home soon on Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines. The Church has no power in 2020, no influence, no standing of any kind. It has joined the world.

I think one reason for the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church is because as a corporate body we have ‘lost our savour’, and being no longer productive for the Lord we are removed and taken out. We have become Laodicea! But do not lose heart, brothers and sisters, the Lord has a special promise for those of us who reject Laodicea and still want to get something done for Him.

The world we once knew doesn’t exist anymore, it is transitioning into what the bible said it must become in the end of time, the short-lived kingdom of Antichrist. Everywhere you look there is hate, anger, confusion, and bloodshed, babies are killed in an ultra-efficient assembly line that puts Hitler’s concentration camps to shame. America is coming apart at the seams. Where is the Church? Where is revival? You won’t find it anywhere. It’s not coming.

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Revelation 3:20-22 (KJB)

The Church corporately may have become the lukewarm Laodiecan mess, but you and I as individuals are given a special and separate promise if we want it. Do you want it? I sure do. Jesus says He will knock on the door of the Church, lukewarm though it may be, and is happy to work with anyone of us who still desire to be on the front lines of the end times, and be of service to Him and His Kingdom. Are you one of those people? I pray that you are. ‘Only one life, t’will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last….’

I don’t say these things to discourage you, but to encourage you. These are the days of prophecy, and we are watching it come to pass! Go out into the harvest fields and work! Revival is not coming, but souls are still getting saved, at least they are on NTEB. We are seeing people saved on a regular basis, we are seeing believers learn the word and getting on fire for the Lord all the time. I dearly want you to be one of those people.

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8 (KJB)

Now, let’s talk about the COVID crisis. The virus is real, but everything surrounding it is not, it is all fake. From the mandatory mask wearing, the lock downs, the fear, all the way up to the day when they knock on your door with a syringe and a chip, all of it is part of the plan to usher in the New World Order. Watch this video from Tucker, the last voice of truth in the mainstream media, and the last voice of truth on Fox News, and listen to what he has to say. He expertly exposes the plan, he shows you how the net is rapidly closing. But what Tucker does not see is how all this figures into end times bible prophecy. But we do.

“Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.” James 5:3 (KJB)

So what are we who believe The Book to do? Go tell as many people as possible that Flight #777 is getting ready to take off, and plead with them to purchase their ticket on that flight. That is why the Lord left us here. Forget politics, it’s all corrupt, don’t engage the haters, don’t waste one second fighting the rising tide of end times darkness because you cannot stop it. But what you can do is say, like Isaiah said, “send me.” 

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Why Is America Being Hit By So Many Horrific Natural Disasters All Of A Sudden?

August 23, 2020 by Michael Snyder

August 23, 2020 by Michael Snyder

It has just been one thing after another in 2020.  First, the COVID-19 pandemic erupted and quickly spread all over the globe.  At this point more than 800,000 people have died globally, and authorities are warning us to brace ourselves for another wave of the pandemic in the fall.  Of course many would argue that fear of the virus has been even worse than the disease itself, and it is undeniable that the COVID-19 shutdowns were the primary reason why we have plunged into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.  More than 57 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits so far this year, and that number just keeps rising with each passing week.  On top of all that, the tragic death of George Floyd caused an unprecedented wave of civil unrest to erupt in major cities all across America, and many are anticipating a fresh outburst of unrest as we head toward election day in November.  So coming into this month we had already faced far more trouble than we do in a typical year, and now a very strange series of natural disasters is making things even worse.

For example, earlier this month an absolutely massive storm known as a “derecho” with winds of up to 112 mph came roaring through the Midwest.  Millions upon millions of acres of crops were destroyed, and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has described this storm as a “40-mile-wide tornado that went through the state of Iowa”

The damage was so bad that the New York Times reported that Iowa state officials estimate that at least 14 million acres of necessary farmland were damaged by the storm. Not only were crops destroyed but hundreds of millions of bushels of commercial storage grain, as well as tens of millions of bushels of on-farm storage grain, were also lost.

Shannon Textor, who is a spokesperson for the Iowa Corn Growers Association, reported that it may be weeks to determine the monetary loss as a result of the storm. “It’s really hard to get your arms around the devastation at this point,” Textor admitted.

President Donald Trump took notice of the destruction and on Tuesday discussed the damage and promised Iowans the “full support of the federal government in recovery. According to Iowa Governor. Kim Reynolds, the devastation caused an estimated $4 billion in damages from the storm. During a briefing with the president, Reynolds described the storm as a “40-mile-wide tornado that went through the state of Iowa.”

Shortly after that historic storm ripped a giant scar across the Midwest, the western half of the nation was gripped by a historic heatwave.

The highest temperature ever captured by modern instruments was recorded in Death Valley, California, many other all-time records were shattered all over the Southwest, and the city of Phoenix actually broke their record for most days in a year in which the high temperature reached at least 115 degrees. Of course that heatwave set the stage for the nightmarish wildfires that we are witnessing in the state of California right now.

Yes, we see wildfires in California every year, but we have never seen anything quite like this.  Just consider the following facts…

-12,000 lightning strikes have hit the state over the past week, and many more are expected this week.

-More than a million acres have been destroyed by fire so far.

-Two of the five largest fires in the history of the state are burning in northern California right now.

-Wildfires in California have already caused more death and destruction in 2020 than they did in all of 2019.

-A “red flag” warning has been issued for Monday.  Authorities are anticipating that winds of up to 65 mph and widespread lightning strikes will make this crisis even worse.

For much more on these wildfires, please see my article entitled “The State Of California Is Never Going To Be The Same After This”. As if everything that I have shared so far wasn’t enough, two very dangerous storms are headed toward the Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Marco is likely to make landfall first, and residents of the Gulf Coast will begin to feel Marco’s fury as early as Monday morning

At 5 p.m. CDT on Sunday, Marco strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and was moving to the north-northwest at 13 mph.

Forecasters warn that time is running out for residents along the central Gulf Coast to make preparations, as impacts will start to be felt early Monday morning. Marco is expected to continue intensifying through Sunday.

Following closely on the heels of Hurricane Marco is Tropical Storm Laura.

Laura will likely enter the Gulf of Mexico early this week, and forecasters fully expect it to also develop into a hurricane

Tropical Storm Laura is forecast to reach the Gulf of Mexico early this week, where significant intensification into a hurricane is expected. The area with the highest chance of seeing a hurricane strike from Laura by midweek is along parts of the northern and western Gulf Coast, but this forecast is still uncertain.

At this point, many are anticipating that Laura will end up being the stronger of the two storms, but we shall have to wait and see how everything plays out.

Meanwhile, much of the other side of the globe continues to wrestle with a historic plague of locusts.  Some of these swarms of locusts are the size of major cities, and it would be difficult to overstate the crop devastation that we have been witnessing in many countries.

When combined with the tremendous impact that COVID-19 has been having on global food distribution systems, these two factors have created a tremendous worldwide crisis.  In fact, the head of the UN World Food Program has once again used the word “biblical” to describe the famine that the planet is potentially facing…

The Covid-19 pandemic may lead to a calamity of epic scale, with millions facing starvation worldwide, the head of the UN’s hunger-fighting body has warned.

“All the data we have, including WFP forecast that the number of people experiencing malnutrition will grow by 80 percent by the end of the year, … points to a real disaster,” David Beasley, Executive Director of the UN World Food Program (WFP), said.

“We are risking a famine of biblical proportions.”

2020 has truly been a year like no other, and it is imperative for everyone to understand that the “perfect storm” that we are now facing is just getting started. All of a sudden, the U.S. is being hit by one major crisis after another, and to many people it seems quite unlikely that so many nightmarish events would happen so closely together by random chance.

So what do you think?

Could it be possible that someone is trying to get our attention?

It would be a major understatement to say that 2020 has been a “crazy” year so far, and I have a feeling that quite a few more surprises are in store for us before this year is over.

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Image Shows Chinese Submarine Entering Mysterious Cave Facility At South China Sea Base

The rare satellite image shows a Chinese nuclear submarine entering into the mysterious submarine cave system at Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island.

BY TYLER ROGOWAYAUGUST 19, 2020

 China’s massive Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island is one of the greatest strategic interests in the region. It is home to China’s nuclear ballistic missile submarine fleet—the backbone of its second-strike deterrent—as well as other submarines. It sits at the northern edge of the highly contentious South China Sea. To its east is the gateway to the open Pacific and Taiwan. The most intriguing feature of this facility is the mysterious submarine cave built into the side of a mountain that dominates the southern end of the installation. Although I have seen satellite images of the roadway barges removed from the opening, we have never seen one with a submarine actually using it, until now.

You can read all about Yulin Naval Base, its submarine cave, and the very high level of strategic interest the U.S. and allied regional players put on it in this past article of ours

The image was taken by Planet Labs, but first appeared on Radio Free Asia’s social media channels. We were alerted to it via a post from @DRM_Long. Interestingly enough, not one other submarine is visible in the satellite image. The docks are completely empty. This also seems exceedingly rare based on our monitoring experience. 

The docks that usually host a number of submarines are completely empty. 

It isn’t clear exactly what type of submarine is seen in the image, but our best guess would be a Shang class/Type 093 nuclear attack submarine. The type seen is really beside the point, what’s important is that we finally get to see this James Bond-esque feature in action. 

As for where all the other submarines are, we have no clue. Tensions are exceedingly high in the region and the U.S. has massively upped its presence there. Meanwhile, Taiwan has gone on elevated alert as China executes war games nearby. While some of those drills could and likely do involve submarines based at Yalin, it’s also possible that others have moved inside the mountain, as well. Why exactly remains unclear. 

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If NASA Couldn’t See The Asteroid That Just Whizzed By Us, What Else Can’t They See?

August 19, 2020 by Michael Snyder

Did you know that an asteroid just flew by our planet at an extremely close distance?  The good news is that it was only about the size of a car, but the bad news is that NASA had absolutely no idea that it was coming.  In fact, NASA only discovered it about six hours after it had passed us.  If NASA could not see that asteroid coming straight at us, what else is heading toward us that they cannot see? It has been estimated that “about 17,000 big near-Earth asteroids remain undetected”, but the truth is that we don’t really know how many giant space rocks are floating around out there.  Of course scientists all around the world are doing their best to catalog new potential threats all the time, but what most people don’t realize is that this is an area where our technology is still very limited.

The asteroid that almost entered our atmosphere on August 15th was hurtling toward us at 27,600 miles per hour.

In other words, it was traveling at almost 8 miles per second.

That is fast.

And according to the official NASA website, it came within just 1,830 miles of our planet…

Near Earth Asteroids, or NEAs, pass by our home planet all the time. But an SUV-size asteroid set the record this past weekend for coming closer to Earth than any other known NEA: It passed 1,830 miles (2,950 kilometers) above the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 12:08 a.m. EDT (Saturday, Aug. 15 at 9:08 p.m. PDT).

In astronomical terms, that is an extremely close shave, and NASA is openly admitting that “we didn’t see it coming”

The flyby wasn’t expected and took many by surprise. In fact, the Palomar Observatory didn’t detect the zooming asteroid until about six hours after the object’s closest approach. “The asteroid approached undetected from the direction of the sun,” Paul Chodas, the director of NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies, told Business Insider. “We didn’t see it coming.”

This admission surprised many Americans, because most people assume that NASA would give us plenty of advance notice if a civilization-killing asteroid really was heading our way.

Of course that is not necessarily true at all.  There are many giant space rocks floating around out there that are exceedingly difficult to detect, and that is especially true if they are coming at us from the direction of the sun

There’s not much we can do about detecting inbound asteroids coming from the sunward direction, as asteroids are detected using optical telescopes only (like ZTF), and we can only search for them in the night sky. The idea is that we discover them on one of their prior passages by our planet, and then make predictions years and decades in advance to see whether they have any possibility of impacting.

NASA has a plan to improve our ability to detect incoming asteroids, and that will be welcome news for those that are concerned that a civilization-killing asteroid may be heading our way.

But the bad news is that the space telescope at the heart of NASA’s plan will not be launched until 2025

NASA has a plan to address these gaps in its asteroid-hunting program. The agency is in the early stages of developing a space telescope that could detect asteroids and comets coming from the sun’s direction.

NASA’s 2020 budget allotted nearly $36 million for that telescope, called the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Mission.

If funding continues, it could launch as early as 2025.

We have about five years to wait before this plan is implemented, and so let us hope that a giant space rock is not headed our way before then.

But we do know that a fairly sizable asteroid will be making a very close approach to our planet next month.  On September 1st, a 150 foot rock known as “asteroid 2011 ES4” will fly past us at more than 18,000 miles per hour, and it will do so “at a far closer distance than the Moon”

Asteroid 2011 ES4, which measures approximately 150ft (50m) across, is expected to hurtle past the Earth at staggering speeds of 18,253mph (29,375kmh) next month. And although the size and speed of the asteroid is not that unusual, this space rock will fly past Earth at a far closer distance than the Moon.

I want to stress that scientists do not expect this asteroid to hit us, and I do not expect it to hit us either.

But the fact that it is flying by us at just “0.00048 AU” is definitely alarming

The CNEOS database reveals the asteroid will pass by the Earth on September 1 at 3.49pm BST (10.49am ET).

Asteroid 2011 ES4 will fly by at 0.00048 AU (Astronomical Units) away – approximately 44,618 miles).

This distance is far closer to Earth than the Moon, which usually orbits at a distance of 238,855 miles (384,399km) distant.

But just because this one won’t hit us doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be concerned.

Earlier this month, I wrote an article about what scientists have discovered would happen if a very large asteroid hit the Atlantic Ocean.  It is estimated that the resulting tsunami would send waves that are hundreds of feet high toward the east coast of the United States, and millions of people would perish.  Of course most Americans that live on the east coast never even imagine that such a thing could happen, but the truth is that we have been repeatedly warned about such a potential disaster. I truly hope that NASA will be able to give us as much advance warning as possible when that day finally arrives.

But NASA didn’t see the asteroid that almost entered our atmosphere a few days ago.

And there have been countless other asteroids over the years that NASA didn’t see until they were past us.

This is an area of research that I am particularly interested in, and at this point I don’t have a whole lot of faith in NASA’s ability to see what is coming.

In addition, even if they do see a giant space rock heading directly toward our planet, that doesn’t mean that they will actually tell us.

Rather than alarming the general public, they would probably start implementing plans behind the scenes to save those that are deemed to be “essential”.

Of course they might finally inform the rest of us just before it hit, but by then it would be far too late to do much about it.

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JOEL 3: JARED KUSHNER MAKES SHOCK ANNOUNCEMENT THAT ISRAEL HAS AGREED TO THE CREATION OF A PALESTINIAN STATE BY ‘PROCESS OF DIVISION’ OF THE LAND

 

“The president laid out his vision for peace in January this year … and this is the first map ever agreed to by one of the parties publicly put out in a peace negotiation. We got Israel to agreed to negotiate on the basis of the process of division, they agreed to the map and agreed to move forward on a Palestinian state. This was a major breakthrough that changed the view of a lot of people in the region about Israel’s seriousness to actually make concessions to resolve this longstanding conflict,” Kushner said, adding the countries in the region also questioned why the Palestinian Authority boycotted the economic conference in Bahrain. There is a generous offer of a state state and an exchange of territories, and we offer the Palestinians a return to the table,” he said

by Geoffrey Grider August 17, 2020

Jared Kushner, adviser and son-in-law to US President Donald Trump addressed the peace agreement he helped broker between Israel and the United Arab Emirates Monday.

OK, now we are ‘off to the races’, as the old saying goes. Jared Kushner today said that Israel has finally agreed to give up land to create a Palestinian state, Kushner ever used wording that was very much in line with Joel 3 where God warns against dividing His holy land of Israel. Kushner proudly stated that “We got Israel to agreed to negotiate on the basis of the process of division.” If that did not just make you go “wow!” there’s something wrong. Let’s listen to the words of the prophet Joel:

“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” Joel 3:1,2 (KJB)

It has been a crazy year, a crazy month, but the last 4 days have been absolutely dizzying! Story after story of unprecedented peace treaties in the Middle East involving Israel and the Muslims can only be leading you in one direction, straight to Daniel 9 and Isaiah 28. As we have shown you from recent articles on Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, prophecy is coming to light nearly faster than we can count it.

This is what we have been telling you for quite some time now, and you are watching it all begin to come to pass. As soon as the man of sin is officially installed, according to 2 Thessalonians 2 we will fly up and out of here on Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines. We are that close now, don’t give up your boarding pass for that blessed hope to anyone.

Jared Kushner: The first time Israel has agreed to a map of a Palestinian state

FROM ARUTZ SHEVA 7: Addressing Israeli reporters, Kushner said that “Israel has made a very generous proposal for the establishment of a Palestinian state, including an exchange of territories. The understanding that this is the situation has enabled the breakthrough that led to the current agreement.”

“The president laid out his vision for peace in January this year … and this is the first map ever agreed to by one of the parties publicly put out in a peace negotiation. We got Israel to agreed to negotiate on the basis of the process of division, they agreed to the map and agreed to move forward on a Palestinian state. This was a major breakthrough that changed the view of a lot of people in the region about Israel’s seriousness to actually make concessions to resolve this longstanding conflict,” Kushner said, adding the countries in the region also questioned why the Palestinian Authority boycotted the economic conference in Bahrain.

“THERE IS A GENEROUS OFFER OF A STATE STATE AND AN EXCHANGE OF TERRITORIES, AND WE OFFER THE PALESTINIANS A RETURN TO THE TABLE,” HE SAID

When asked how the US would make certain that Israel does not unilaterally annex any territory, Kushner said, “We built a very trusting relationship with Israel. President Trump is committed to holding them accountable to it, and Israel has agreed with us that they will not move forward without our consent. We do not plan to give our consent for some time, as right now the focus has to be on getting this new peace agreement implemented. We really want to get as much interchange between Israel and the United Arab Emirates as possible, and we really want Israel to focus on creating new relationships and new alliances.”

“That land is land that right now that Israel, quite frankly, controls. It’s Israelis who are living there. It’s not going anywhere. There shouldn’t be any urgency to apply Israeli law. So we believe that they will stick to their agreement,” he said

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THESE TWO ARAB COUNTRIES ARE EXPECTED TO JOIN UAE IN NORMALIZING WITH ISRAEL

I will bless those who bless you Genesis 12:3 (The Israel BibleTM)

by David Sidman | Aug 18, 2020 | Uncategorized

Bahrain and Oman might be the next Arab countries to join the United Arab Emirates in normalizing ties with Israel, Israel’s intelligence minister said on Sunday.


“In the wake of this agreement (with the UAE) additional agreements will be forthcoming, with both more Gulf countries and with Muslim countries in Africa,” Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen told Army Radio. “I believe that Bahrain and Oman are definitely on the agenda. Plus, according to my assessment, there is a chance that in the coming year already, there will be a peace accord with more countries in Africa, most prominently, Sudan,” he added.


Both Bahrain and Oman lauded the UAE-Israel deal, however neither have commented on their own expectations regarding normalization with Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with both Sudanese and Omani leaders in the past.


A senior White House official said on Friday that Washington has been in contact with “numerous” countries in the region, in an attempt to see if more deals would come to fruition.

However, the official declined to name which states but did say that they were Arab and Muslim nations in the Middle East and Africa.

Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a peace agreement on Thursday to begin the process of normalizing relations between the two Middle Eastern countries, in part brokered by U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration.

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U.S. warned ‘China might initiate’ military hostilities

Would align with its practice of attacking in ‘self-defense’

By WND Staff
Published August 16, 2020 at 12:25pm

Things soon could get worse for the United States internationally, with a warning that China could initiate military action in line with its practice of attacking in “self-defense.”

The suggestion comes from Lawrence Franklin, the onetime Iran desk officer for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, in a column at the Gatestone Institute.

Franklin noted Chinese military journalists have gone public with their recommendation that the People’s Liberation Army prepare immediately for an attack from U.S. forces in the South China Sea.

“One expert at Zhejiang University’s National Institute for South China Sea Studies, Shi Xiaoqin, claims that the U.S. is deliberately trying to provoke China. They also suggest the regime reinforce Chinese installations on reefs claimed by China,” Franklin wrote.

In fact, at the Think China site, Yu Zeyuan declared, “Academics say that China should stand ready to defend attacks on its reefs.”

He said China-U.S. relations is “on a downward spiral and the U.S. gearing up for battle.”

The article said academics think China should station fighter jets on airbases in the Spratly Islands.

One claim was that “it looks very likely that the Trump administration may make an unexpected move and suddenly decide to initiate a military conflict with China in the South China Sea by November.”

The report said another Chinese military academic, Chen Hu, “also wrote on 24 July that with two U.S. aircraft carriers loitering in the Indo-Pacific, bombers stationed in Guam, and surveillance planes conducting frequent runs around China, the intention of the U.S. is no longer a show of strength through training, but more of preparing for battle.”

In fact, the U.S. has carriers in the region because of China’s expansion of territory irrespective of international norm.

Franklin said that if such ideas “gain traction,” U.S. military commanders in the South China Sea “should plan for the possibility that China might initiate hostilities in keeping with its doctrine of preemptive retaliation, a seeming attempt falsely to claim ‘self-defense.'”

Franklin wrote: “The leaders of China’s Communist Party (CCP) also see that nothing was done by anyone, including the U.S., to stop China’s grab of Hong Kong this year — 27 years early. This paralysis of the West must have looked to the CCP like a green light to keep on grabbing.”

He noted that Chinese writer Zheng Hao, “who assesses that it is possible that U.S.-Chinese tensions in the South China Sea could escalate into a ‘hot war,’ cites U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s July 13 statement that the South China Sea is ‘not China’s maritime empire’ as indicative of the Trump administration’s hostile intent. Zheng appears to be especially concerned about the July 7 U.S.-Japan naval exercise, which included an operation by the U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and two warships of the Japanese Maritime Defense Forces. Zheng laments that the 2018 draft of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea has not yet been signed by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China.”

Franklin suggested a way to avoid a clash is for the two nations to use a crisis prevention plan that was adopted in 2014, which includes notification requirements and “rules of behavior” intended to keep air or naval encounters non-violent.

“So far, there is no public acknowledgement that either China or the U.S. is employing the crisis prevention mechanism,” Franklin said. “One recent sign of efforts by both sides to avoid a military incident was the Pentagon’s August 7 announcement that U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and his Chinese counterpart, Minister of Defense Wei Fenghe, held a 90-minute teleconference last week.”

Franklin said China’s “hostile intent” has been creating conflict.

Among the incidents: China’s appropriation of Hong Kong, an attack on northern India, an extensive military base build-up in the South China Sea, an attempted appropriation of the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands and a ‘fishing fleet’ of 250 vessels showing up near the Galapagos Islands, off Ecuador.

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TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CHRISLAM ‘ABRAHAM ACCORD’ BETWEEN ISRAEL AND UAE WAS MISSING LINK NEEDED TO LAUNCH VATICAN ABRAHAMIC FAITHS INITIATIVE

There can be no denying what is plain and obvious and right before our eyes, so we say with complete certainty that the ‘Abraham Accord’ announced this morning is absolutely the culmination of all the work done by Rick Warren, Pope Francis and the Vatican in creating the One World Religion of Chrislam. Today Chrislam took a giant step forward in realizing the signing of what will culminate in the 7-year covenant foretold in Daniel 9:27. We are that close. Now let’s see how Macron will fit into all of this, that will be the truly fascinating part.

by Geoffrey Grider August 13, 2020

The ‘Abraham Accord’ Will Connect Israel And Abu Dhabi Where The Chrislam Headquarters Known As The Abrahamic Faiths House Is Located

 

Today’s announcement of a peace treaty between the Jews and Arabs contained within the ‘Abraham Accord’ brokered by Jared Kushner and the Trump administration sent shock waves throughout the bible prophecy world today. But it is only many hours later, as the dust begins to settle, that the true picture of what actually took place this morning comes fully into view. The ‘Abraham Accord’ is the missing link the Vatican needed to complete its launch of Chrislam, otherwise known as the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative.

“Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.” Isaiah 28:15,16 (KJV)

When you lay all the cards out on the table, the picture becomes absolutely stunning. Take a look at the rough timeline leading up to the announcement of the ‘Abraham Accord’, and you tell me if it all connected or not. Chrislam, the One World Religion from Revelation 13, goes by many names, and you will see most if not all of them listed below. Whether they called it the ‘Abraham Accord’, the ‘Abrahamic Family Initiative’, or any such variation, it all means Chrislam. That is what took place this morning in the White House.

Now we have in a direct spiritual/religious connection the Jews, the Muslims and the Roman Catholic Church, all working together to bring about the One World Religion and the false peace of Antichrist. The table is set, let’s take a look at the twin timelines that brought us to the moment. I highly urge you, dear reader, to click all the links presented below and read all the connected articles. When you do that, all doubt about where we are on the end times timeline, if you still possess any, will be erased. I promise you that. Ready? Let’s begin!

The Timeline Of The Vatican And Pope Francis In Creating Chrislam Known As The Abrahamic Faiths Initiative

 This timeline covers only the key moments relating the work of the Vatican and Pope Francis in the creating of Chrislam, otherwise known officially as the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative. For a full and complete Chrislam timeline dating all the way back to Rick Warren and those early efforts, please visit our NTEB Chrislam Archives here. 

  • January 11, 2016: Pope Francis Releases A One World Religion Prayer Video Saying All Faiths The Same. Pope Francis has sent the first shot across the prophecy bow for 2016, clearly stating his desire to unite the world’s religions and create a one, global religion that will combine elements from Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism. Francis repeatedly states that “we are all children of God” no matter what our faiths or religious beliefs might be.  This is in direct opposition to the Bible which states that only when born again in Jesus Christ alone can we ever be called God’s children.
  • May 23, 2016: Pope Francis And Sunni Islam’s Top Imam Hold Historic Meeting At Vatican. The first Vatican meeting between the leader of the world’s Catholics and the highest authority in Sunni Islam marks the culmination of a significant improvement in relations between the two faiths since Francis took office in 2013. “Our meeting is the message,” Francis said in a brief comment at the start of his meeting with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, Vatican officials told a small pool of reporters covering the event. In a statement on the trip, Al-Azhar, an institution that also comprises a prestigious seat of learning, said Tayeb had accepted Pope Francis’s invitation in order to “explore efforts to spread peace and co-existence.”
  • February 10, 2019: Vatican Officially Releases Chrislam Logo For Pope Francis Upcoming ‘Servant Of Hope’ Tour To The Muslim Nation OF Morocco. The Holy Father is making the Apostolic Visit in response to the invitation of King Mohammed VI and the Bishops of the country.  The trip to the Muslim-majority nation includes the cities of Rabat and Casablanca, and will be the Pope’s 26th outside Italy. The official logo of the Pope’s visit was chosen from about 50 entries in a competition. An explanatory note accompanying the logo’s release says that a cross and a crescent in the logo are symbols of Christianity and Islam which highlight the interreligious relations between Christians and Muslims.

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH: THE END TIMES ‘UNIVERSAL PEACE DOCUMENT’ POPE FRANCIS SIGNED WITH ISLAMIC LEADER MAKES NO REFERENCE OF ANY KIND TO JESUS CHRIST OR THE BIBLE

POPE FRANCIS ISSUES THE ORDER CREATING GLOBAL CHRISLAM COMMITTEE TO IMPLEMENT HIS DECREE ON ‘HUMAN FRATERNITY FOR WORLD PEACE’ SIGNED IN UAE BACK IN FEBRUARY

The Timeline Of The Trump Administration Signing On To Supporting And Advancing The Abrahamic Faiths Initiative

The above timeline gives you all the major events by Pope Francis and the Vatican creating the One World Religion of Chrislam, with a signed covenant called the Declaration of Human Fraternity, over the past 4 years. There is a corporate committee, there is massive financing, there is a gorgeous multi-faith Chrislam headquarters being built in Abu Dhabi, and there is now the most important element of all – the full and complete cooperation of the United States of America. Now you will see how today’s announcement of the ‘Abraham Accord’, uniting the Jews and Muslims, is Pope Francis’ wildest end times dream come true. See for yourself.

  • January 14, 2020: Ambassador Brownback Travels to Vatican City and Turkey. Ambassador Brownback will begin his trip in Rome and Vatican City, January 14-16, where he will participate in the launch of the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative, a dialogue led and organized by religious leaders of three Abrahamic faith traditions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, working together to emphasize the peaceful expression of faith and the renunciation of violence.  This dialogue, the first of many, seeks to foster mutual respect, tolerance, and understanding between the Abrahamic faith traditions in the quest for greater religious freedom, stability and peace around the world.
  • January 20, 2020: United States Commits To Fully Supporting The Chrislam Abrahamic Faiths Initiative As VP Mike Pence Prepares For Private Meeting With Pope Francis At Vatican Next Week. The woman in the main photo is U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich, wife of former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. She, on behalf of the United States, is spearheading what is officially known as the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative. Bible believers, of course, have a different name for it. We call this Chrislam, and so it begins. And just as we also told that Chrislam would include Judaism alongside of Islam and Catholicism, that has now been taken care of as well. All systems go for Chrislam. “The Abrahamic Faiths Initiative, in short, is predicated and built upon a message of hope. Your actions this week will serve as a powerful demonstration to the rest of the world that, through interreligious dialogue, peace is possible. The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See will continue to proudly support and promote these efforts. We are committed to working with you to advance our shared goals of mutual respect, religious freedom, and peaceful coexistence.”

UNITED STATES COMMITS TO FULLY SUPPORTING THE CHRISLAM ABRAHAMIC FAITHS INITIATIVE AS VP MIKE PENCE PREPARES FOR PRIVATE MEETING WITH POPE FRANCIS AT VATICAN

CHRISLAM: PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ‘ADVANCING INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’ AFTER VISITING THE IDOL OF SAINT JOHN PAUL II

  • June 4, 2020: President Trump Signs Executive Order ‘Advancing International Religious Freedom’ After Visiting The Idol Of Saint John Paul II. On Tuesday, President Trump and the First Lady visited the shrine of Saint John Paul II, something as idolatrous as anything the Jews in the Old Testament had going on in the groves that God hates so much, and bowed before his idol and gave tribute. That really happened – but wait, it gets worse yet. Then Trump returned to the White House and signed an executive order that gives strength and power to the One World Religion of Chrislam. It provides for “promotion of interfaith dialogue to solve problems and promote greater inter- and intra-religious understanding.” How broad must be the smile on the face of Pope Francis today.
  • August 13, 2020: Trump Brokers Deal Between Israel And The United Arab Emirates To Create Full Diplomatic Relations Between The Two Nations. Netanyahu tweeted an Israeli flag with a short message in Hebrew: “Historic Day.” The joint statement from the U.S., the UAE and Israel said delegations would meet in the coming weeks to sign deals on direct flights, security, telecommunications, energy, tourism and health care. The two countries also will partner on fighting the coronavirus pandemic. “Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East’s most dynamic societies and advanced economics will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation and forging closer people-to-people relations,” said the statement by Trump, Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the day-to-day ruler of the UAE. It said the leaders had a three-way call discussing the deal.

The ‘Abraham Accord’ Will Connect Israel And Abu Dhabi Where The Chrislam Headquarters Known As The Abrahamic Faiths House Is Located

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: The agreement will include establishing embassies and exchanging ambassadors, investments into the Israeli economy, trade, direct flights between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi, an investment in Israeli efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine – as first reported in The Jerusalem Post last month – and cooperation in matters of energy and water. An important element of the deal for the UAE is the expectation that its citizens would be able to visit the Al-Aksa mosque in Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the deal “full, formal peace” with “one of the strongest countries in the world.”

“Together we can bring a wonderful future. It is an incomparably exciting moment,” Netanyahu said. “I have the great privilege to make the third peace treaty between Israel and an Arab country, the UAE.”

Netanyahu wished Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed “Salam Aleykum v’Shalom Aleynu – peace unto you and peace unto us.” READ MORE

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27 (KJB)

There can be no denying what is plain and obvious and right before our eyes, so we say with complete certainty that the ‘Abraham Accord‘ announced this morning is absolutely the culmination of all the work done by Rick Warren, Pope Francis and the Vatican in creating the One World Religion of Chrislam. Today Chrislam took a giant step forward in realizing the signing of what will culminate in the 7-year covenant foretold in Daniel 9:27. We are that close. Now let’s see how Macron will fit into all of this, that will be the truly fascinating part.

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ART OF THE DEAL: TRUMP BROKERS DEAL BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO CREATE FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS

Netanyahu tweeted an Israeli flag with a short message in Hebrew: “Historic Day.” The joint statement from the U.S., the UAE and Israel said delegations would meet in the coming weeks to sign deals on direct flights, security, telecommunications, energy, tourism and health care. The two countries also will partner on fighting the coronavirus pandemic. “Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East’s most dynamic societies and advanced economics will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation and forging closer people-to-people relations,” said the statement by Trump, Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the day-to-day ruler of the UAE. It said the leaders had a three-way call discussing the deal.

by Geoffrey Grider August 13, 2020

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state.

It’s not exactly an ‘October surprise’, seeing as we’re in August but it is certainly surprising a lot of people. Being able to broker full diplomatic relations between Israel and any Arab nation, much less the United Arab Emirates, is no small feat. Obviously, God’s hand is still on President Trump and still using him to advance the end times prophecy timeline. The only thing this new puts into question is the annexation of Judea and Samaria, but maybe the Lord has another avenue in mind.

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 (KJB)

This is a great deal on many levels, and the fact that Donald Trump accomplished it will bode well for the election coming up. President Trump needs a few more achievements like this, but something tells me that is exactly what he has planned as we get closer to November. Never a dull moment on the front lines of the end times!

Netanyahu tweeted an Israeli flag with a short message in Hebrew: “Historic Day.”

FROM THE AP: The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state to do so and only the third Arab nation to have active diplomatic ties to Israel. Trump tweeted a statement from the countries, acknowledging the deal. He then told reporters in the Oval Office that it was “a truly historic moment.”

“NOW THAT THE ICE HAS BEEN BROKEN I EXPECT MORE ARAB AND MUSLIM COUNTRIES WILL FOLLOW THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES,” HE SAID.

The recognition grants a rare diplomatic win to Trump ahead of the November election as his efforts to see an end to the war in Afghanistan have yet to come to fruition while efforts to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians have made no headway. Israel and the UAE also have been among Trump’s closest foreign allies.

For Israel, the announcement comes after years of boasting by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his government enjoys closer ties to Arab nations than publicly acknowledged. Netanyahu has sought to build settlements on lands sought by the Palestinians and embraced a Trump proposal that would allow him to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank while granting Palestinians limited autonomy in other areas.

For the UAE, home to skyscraper-studded Dubai and the rolling, oil-rich sand dunes of Abu Dhabi, it further burnishes its international campaign to be seen as a beacon of tolerance in the Middle East despite being governed by autocratic rulers. It also puts the UAE out first in a regional recognition race among neighboring Gulf Arab states.

And for the Palestinians, who long have relied on Arab backing in their struggle for independence, the announcement marked both a win and setback. While Thursday’s deal halts Israeli annexation plans, the Palestinians have repeatedly urged Arab governments not to normalize relations with Israel until a peace agreement establishing an independent Palestinian state is reached.

“Israel got rewarded for not declaring openly what it’s been doing to Palestine illegally & persistently since the beginning of the occupation,” senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi wrote on Twitter. She also said the UAE has come forward with its “secret dealings/normalization with Israel.”

“Please don’t do us a favor. We are nobody’s fig leaf!” she wrote.

The militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, called the deal by the Emiratis “a stabbing in the back of our people.”

The joint statement from the U.S., the UAE and Israel said delegations would meet in the coming weeks to sign deals on direct flights, security, telecommunications, energy, tourism and health care. The two countries also will partner on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

“Opening direct ties between two of the Middle East’s most dynamic societies and advanced economics will transform the region by spurring economic growth, enhancing technological innovation and forging closer people-to-people relations,” said the statement by Trump, Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the day-to-day ruler of the UAE. It said the leaders had a three-way call discussing the deal.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the deal.

“This is a remarkable achievement for two of the world’s most forward leaning, technologically advanced states, and reflects their shared regional vision of an economically integrated region,” he said in a statement. “It also illustrates their commitment to confronting common threats, as small — but strong — nations.”

He added: “Blessed are the peacemakers. Mabruk and Mazal Tov.”

Netanyahu tweeted an Israeli flag with a short message in Hebrew: “Historic Day.”

Among Arab nations, only Egypt and Jordan have active diplomatic ties with Israel. Egypt made a peace deal with Israel in 1979, followed by Jordan in 1994. Mauritania recognized Israel in 1999, but later ended relations in 2009 over the Israel’s war in Gaza at the time.

In addition to Trump, the main U.S. mediators for agreement were the president’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, special Mideast envoy Avi Berkowitz and David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel.

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