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In case you haven’t been watching the news this past week  this Heritage article will bring you up to date.    Obama got off the teleprompter last year and  we all know what happens when our amateur president fails to follow the written script:  he goofs!  but this time he goofed and will probably get our buns in the middle of a Middle East war.  Of course this is exactly what I believe he has been trying to do because  a war is the fastest way to totally bankrupt a country, raise the ire of the citizens to bring about riots in the streets so that (like the dictator’s script calls for)  he as President can for martial law and  call out the troops to put the riots down  and then he will have the country totally under his control.

Ours is a war weary country with a depleted and  exhausted  military.  If the Congress dares to go along and give Obama the power to go to war he will have the scapegoats he needs to blame the war that he gets us into.  He has already begun pointing the finger of blame in his speech in Sweden yesterday by blaming the rest of the world for “drawing the red line”.  No, it wasn’t his red line!  Then as is always the case the rest of his gang had their stories ready and both Kerry and Hagel echo Obamas words exactly during the hearings in the House.

Read the following article and bring yourself up to date then sit back and watch your country be dragged into a war in an area of the world that has been at war since the dawn of time!  BB

 

Obama’s Goals in Syria Remain Unclear

September 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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Red lines work only when they are red. This is one of the foreign policy lessons President Obama has not learned.

The President has had to redefine what his “red line” on chemical weapons use constituted in Syria and has not explained a clear plan for America’s involvement in the conflict. Consulting with Congress before making such a statement would have been a better course of action. America is now faced with losing credibility if the President doesn’t follow through on his irresponsible ultimatum.    ( I BB personally do not give a damned what the rest of the world thinks of the US>  since we were stupid enough to elected this fool not once but twice we have no standing in the world anyhow.  We are laughing stocks!  Suck it up and elected  a President who will give us back our pride next time!  )

After the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted narrowly to authorize the use of force in Syria, Obama may think the red line he wavered on in recent months is vindicated. Nevertheless, neither the President nor his top officials have indicated what they intend to accomplish by attacking Syria.

While seeking congressional approval for any involvement is a step in the right direction, many strategic and security questions remain unanswered. James Carafano, Heritage’s vice president for foreign and defense policy studies, examines a number of lessons Obama has not learned leading up to this decision.

One comes from the George W. Bush Administration: “Victory has a thousand fathers, defeat is an orphan.” The decision to take military action in Iraq and Afghanistan was broadly approved by Congress, the U.N., and the public. When the U.S. began to struggle in these conflicts and casualties rose, that support meant something.

The final lesson Carafano lists is “Think before you act.” Jim Phillips, Heritage senior research fellow for Middle Eastern affairs, argues that “military force is a blunt and bloody instrument for sending signals. Those signals may not have the desired consequences. If Assad brushes them off and continues his serial mass murders, then the Administration will look ineffective and irresolute.” If Obama directs the use of force in Syria, does he have an end goal? How will he achieve the defined objectives? Without answers to these questions, he likely cannot justify military engagement.

In discussing the use of chemical weapons in Syria on Saturday, President Obama declared, “This attack is an assault on human dignity. It also presents a serious danger to our national security.” While few would argue that the use of chemical weapons is morally egregious, the President has not articulated what the attack directly means for U.S. security.  (chemical weapons have been around a long time and certainly can be used on the united States and in the future no doubt in my mind they will be as soon as a Muslim terrorist groups gets their hands on them!   But short of qan all out war with so-called boot on the ground to find and do away with these WMD’s they will still be around.  these are the same WMD’s that Saddam hussein had in Iraq and was able to get over to Syria before President Bush could get a coalition of the world to go along with his attack of Iraq.  The WMD’s were then of course not found because they had been shipped across the border.  So unless it is a sneak and swift attack and the targets are the WMD’s then count on them being used on us sooner or later. With big mouth Obama giving the enemy a written script of our intentions this surely will never happen  so the probability is that we will only  mess around and piss the Muslims off  so they will attack us with the dreaded chemicals  sooner!  BB)

In yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the use of force in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry did not illustrate the specific threats to U.S. national security interests. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel did not clarify what the strategic objectives are in executing a strike. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey did not adequately answer how things had changed since his previous warnings on military force in Syria. Perhaps the President should reflect on the fact that his top defense and foreign affairs officials cannot articulate what we will be accomplishing by using military force in Syria.

In concluding his remarks, the President said, “I’m asking Congress to send a message to the world that we are ready to move forward together as one nation.” Yet congressional authorization alone does not justify the use of force in Syria or anywhere else. U.S. military force should not be used without first understanding and articulating the benefits of such actions to U.S. security interests.

 

(understand this: NOT ONE Country in the world is with the United States in this.  NOT ONE!  Even the arab countries which might be affected by this breach by the Syrian government do not want the United States to attack!  BB)

 

 

 

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This report from the Republican Study committee on what the conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives are doing and legislation they are putting forward to try to block Obama ‘s agenda and save our country. Much important information so do go to the referred sites for additional information.  We all need to be aware of what is happening and these Congressmen are trying to get the information out there and pass legislation that will save us.  Much of what they do however will go nowhere, but we still need to be aware.  Their budgets proposals and much of their proposed legislation has passed the full House during the last 4 years but are left sitting on the shelf in Democrat Harry Reid’s Senate!    You may want to subscribe to get their reports also so I have given you all the information in this post.  BB

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RSC Update: Require a PLAN

 

From the Chairman

    American families are still struggling due to President Obama’s failed economic policies.  The President believes that Washington can tax, borrow and spend its way to a better future, yet House conservatives know that just like American families and businesses who have had to tighten their budgets, Washington must also start living within its means.  The first step in creating a responsible budget is to present a budget.  Republicans in the House have passed a budget for the past two years, and will proudly do so again this year.  The Senate has yet to submit a budget for the past four years and the President has submitted his budget late four out of the past five years, which is irresponsible. 

     Fiscal sanity will never be restored in Washington until the Democrats learn to properly budget, just like American families and businesses.  That is why the House, spearheaded by the RSC, is forcing the Democrats in the Senate to present and vote on a budget and is voting on former RSC Chairman Price’s bill, the “Require a PLAN Act.”  Rep. Price’s bill will compel the President to submit an estimate of the earliest fiscal year that his budget will balance, if ever.  American families have a right to know how their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent, and the RSC along with House Republicans are working to put an end to the President and the Democrats’ reckless tax, regulate, and spend agenda. 

Congressman Steve Scalise

Chairman, Republican Study Committee

 

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  • Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-05) is building support for the Preserve Land Freedom for Americans Act, which amends the Antiquities Act to require state approval for presidential designations of national monuments. Monument designations should be subject to state approval in order to ensure that states – not only the administration – have a say in what is best for their residents.
  • Rep. Trent Franks (AZ-08) is building support for a Ronald Reagan Resolution.  Mr. Franks is seeking original cosponsors for a resolution celebrating the life of Ronald Reagan on the anniversary of his birth.
  • Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04) is seeking support for his Resolution Expressing No Confidence in AG Holder and Calling for His Resignation.  As Congress investigated Operation Fast and Furious in the 112th Congress, Attorney General Holder appeared before various House and Senate committee hearings to testify on the matter.  In these testimonies, Mr. Holder evaded, obstructed, and misled the investigation. Attorney General Holder has clearly lost the confidence of Congress and the American people.
  • Rep. Tim Griffin (AR-02) seeks support for his letter to President and State Department on shipment of F-16s to Egypt.  Rep. Griffin is urging members to sign on to a letter to the President and Secretary Kerry requesting a delay in the U.S. government’s shipment of F-16s to the Egyptian military.
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-50) is building support for H.R. 342 “the Guarantee Paychecks for America’s Military Families Act,” to ensure that our troops are paid in the event the debt ceiling is reached.
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-50)is building support to Report Real Unemployment Numbers.  Rep. Hunter will soon reintroduce the Real Unemployment Calculation Act would ensure that the official national unemployment rate presents an accurate account of the true unemployment situation. 
  • Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-03) is building support fora Concurrent Resolution Opposing the UN Arms Trade Treaty.   On Christmas Eve 2012, the UN voted to hold a final round of negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in March 2013. The ATT raises a number of serious concerns, including threats to our Second Amendment rights, our domestic defense manufacturing base, and our ability to defend our allies such as the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the State of Israel.
  • Rep. Mike Kelly (PA-03) is seeking support for “The Advice and Consent Restoration Act,” which prevents individuals unconstitutionally appointed to the NLRB from collecting their $155,500 salaries and ensures that as long as unconstitutionally appointed individuals remain in their positions, the NLRB is prohibited from performing its authorized functions.
  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) is building support for legislation to defund UN climate change initiatives.  With President Obama reigniting the climate change debate, Rep. Luetkemeyer is reintroducing his legislation with an added prohibition on federal contributions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which works to implement IPCC initiatives.  Together, U.S. contributions to IPCC and UNFCC have nearly double under the Obama administration.
  • Rep. Jeff Miller (FL-01) is building support for H.R. 324, to grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service Force.The First Special Service Force (FSSF) was a covert World War II military unit born through the efforts of President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The FSSF conducted ultra-high risk military missions in the Aleutian Islands, Italy, and southern France.  Once sent into action, the FSSF never failed a combat mission. 
  • Rep. Scott Perry (PA-04) seeks support for his Balanced Budget Amendment that would force the President to pass a budget that justifies each department and agency’s funding levels.
  • Rep. Marlin Stutzman (IN-03) is building support for the FFOCUS Act– Focusing the Fed on the Currency of the United States Act of 2013. This bill simply eliminates the unemployment aspect of the Fed’s dual mandate in order to focus Chairman Bernanke on price stability.

 

Outlook – A quick look at what’s on the horizon. 

  • The House Conservative member retreat is Wednesday to Friday this week in Baltimore.
  • The House will be voting on RSC member Rep. Tom Price’s (GA-06) “Require a PLAN act,” H.R. 444 on Wednesday. 

 

RSC Reports

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  • Stay up to date on budget and spending news with reports from the RSC Budget and Spending Task Force.
  • Keep up with national security by reading the National Security Working Group’s newest report.
  • Check out the Repeal Task Force’s work to eliminate bad laws and regulations.

 

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It is my belief that Israel is now taking out Hamas in the Gaza Strip first before they take out Iran.  Sort of a clean up operation on their borders and a warning to the rest of the Arab world to stand down while  they go after Iran.   All of the Middle Eastern countries want Iran taken out and they also want Israel to be the one to do it so they can then raise Holy Hell about it and the inhumanity of killing all the innocent Iranians so brutally.  The bombs to take out Iran’s nuclear program will of necessity have to kill many thousands of Iran’s population because the Iranian government made sure to place the nuclear facilities directly under or in population centers!!   this is very common practice among the Muslims who care nothing for human beings.

The Israelis  will of course have to make a ground advance in order to get the missile sites in Gaza without killing off a lot of civilians.  Israel is concerned for killing children whereas the terrorist use the children (schools and hospitals) as  shields from which to launch their weapons.  To use missiles to take out these missile sites would kill so many, so Israel must send in its soldiers to get the weapons.

As usual the world is against Israel and it’s right to exist.  Obama did his level best to support Hamas  with his  officious statement that “Israel has a right to defend itself” then going on to warn against a ground offensive warning that that would destroy any peace negotiations.  Like these so-called “peace negotiations” have been going on since the 1880’s !!    Yes, I know Israel was not even formed until 1948,   but the talking about a homeland for the dispersed Jews started a century before that.  The homeland that was given to them by God Himself !  If you believe the Bible you must then believe that the Jews were given the land of Canaan by God Himself.  They are the only people whom God Himself gave a homeland of their own and after 5000 years of living on that land except for short periods when they were driven out, they were finally dispersed all over the Earth.    It is long past time for the Jew to return and no man or group on Earth has the right to take away what God has given.  Oddly enough the very people who are denying the Jews claim to believe in the Bible; both the Christians and the Muslims believe in the Old Testament and claim it as the oldest portion of their holy book.  How ironic is that?

Anyhow, the following article is a good summation of what is happening and just by chance happens to back up my own thoughts on the matter  :).  BB

The Escalating Conflict Between Hamas and Israel

By James Phillips

Over the last four days, militants in Gaza have fired more than 840 rockets at Israel. Hamas rockets have reached the outskirts of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the first time, thanks to the smuggling of Iranian rockets into Gaza. The increasing range and sophistication of Palestinian rockets has expanded the reach of terrorists, who now can threaten up to half of Israel’s population.

Israel has intercepted 302 of those rockets with its Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Iron Dome, on which the U.S. has collaborated, has proven its worth and underscored the importance of missile defense in future U.S. military budgets.

Meanwhile, Iran is seeking—successfully—to keep the pot boiling at Israel’s expense to distract international attention from its nuclear program. A leaked International Atomic Energy Agency report indicates that Iran could soon double the number of centrifuges at its Fordo facility from 700 to 1,400.

President Obama spoke out on the fighting yesterday, saying Israel has the right to defend itself against Hamas’s missile attacks from Gaza. But he urged Israel not to launch a ground assault in Gaza, saying it would put Israeli soldiers, as well as Palestinian citizens, at greater risk and hamper an already vexing peace process.

“If we see a further escalation of the situation in Gaza, the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two-state solution is going to be pushed off way into the future,” Obama said.

This public statement will only strengthen Hamas’s determination to continue its rocket terrorismand reap the propaganda benefits from Israeli retaliatory air strikes, because the President’s statement lowers the perceived risks of an Israeli ground intervention. Moreover, it is continued Palestinian terrorism that is the chief barrier to peace, not Israel’s legitimate efforts to protect its own citizens from indiscriminate Palestinian terrorist attacks.

Egypt, Turkey, and the Arab League have heavily criticized Israel and called for a halt of air strikes. Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and hopes to pull in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-dominated regime to tilt the balance against Israel. Egypt’s government will seek to have its cake and eat it, too, in the sense that it will use the crisis to denounce Israel, support Hamas, and play to anti-Israeli sentiments at home while trying to mediate a ceasefire behind the scenes that enhances its influence and justifies continued U.S. and Western aid.

If they genuinely wanted to stop the bloodshed, then these leaders should pressure Hamas to stop the bombardment, which triggered the crisis.

Obama, too, should aim primarily at restraining Hamas, not Israel.

Hamas, as usual, is bent on advancing its radical Islamist agenda at the expense of Palestinian national interests. It is a revolutionary movement more interested in destroying Israel than in building a Palestinian state or protecting Palestinians from another humanitarian tragedy that it has engineered.

Israel has called up 75,000 reservists and massed armor and at least 30,000 troops along the border, underscoring that it is serious about launching a ground intervention if Hamas continues its indiscriminate bombardment of Israeli civilians.

The U.S. needs to stand with Israel against terrorism and support its right to defend itself against a ruthless enemy that hides among Palestinian civilians to launch rockets indiscriminately at Israeli civilians. Hamas routinely uses children as shields. There can be no Israeli–Palestinian peace until Hamas and other Islamists are defeated and discredited.

James Phillips is the Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. He has written extensively on Middle Eastern issues and international terrorism since 1978.

Newsletter from  ACT for AMERICA.

August 14, 2012

This couldn’t happen here, could it?

Dear Lew and Brenda,

Yes it could—and is.

In fact, the title of the article below (highlights added), posted at the Gatestone Institute website, could just as easily be “How Political Correctness is Transforming American Education.” 

To find just one example, click here to check out the report we released earlier this year, “Education or Indoctrination: The Treatment of Islam in 6ththrough 12th Grade American Textbooks.”

You’ll learn that the typical textbook fails to note that the 9/11 terrorists were radical Muslims and fails to inform students that the state of Israel was created by a UN resolution in 1947.

Most of what is mentioned below is already beginning to happen in America. For example, a couple years ago students at a Boston-area middle school were taken on a field trip to a mosque. The boys were invited to kneel and pray while teachers stood by and did nothing. Can you imagine the outcry from faculty and the ACLU if this had happened at a Christian church?


How Political Correctness Is Transforming British Education

by Soeren Kern
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3170/british-education-political-correctness#.UAQtSmOuuGk.facebook

In Cheshire, two students at the Alsager High School were punished by their teacher for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class.

In Scotland, 30 non-Muslim children from the Parkview Primary School recently were required to visit the Bait ur Rehman Ahmadiyya mosque in the Yorkhill district of Glasgow (videos here and here). At the mosque, the children were instructed to recite the shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith which states: “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger.” Muslims are also demanding that Islamic preachers be sent to every school in Scotland to teach children about Islam, ostensibly in an effort to end negative attitudes about Muslims.

British schools are increasingly dropping the Jewish Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, according to a report entitled, Teaching Emotive and Controversial History, commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills.

British teachers are also reluctant to discuss the medieval Crusades, in which Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem: lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques.

In an effort to counter “Islamophobia” in British schools, teachers now are required to teach “key Muslim contributions such as Algebra and the number zero” in math and science courses, even though the concept of zero originated in India.

In the East London district of Tower Hamlets, four Muslims were recently jailed for attacking a local white teacher who gave religious studies lessons to Muslim girls; and 85 out of 90 schools have implemented “no pork” policies.

Schools across Britain are, in fact, increasingly banning pork from lunch menus to avoid offending Muslim students. Hundreds of schools have adopted a “no pork” policy, according to a recent report by the London-based Daily Telegraph.

The culinary restrictions join a long list of politically correct changes that gradually are bringing hundreds of British primary and secondary education into conformity with Islamic Sharia law.

The London Borough of Haringey, a heavily Muslim district in North London, is the latest school district to switch to a menu that is fully halal (religiously permissible for Muslims).

The Haringey Town Council recently issued “best practice” advice to all schools in its area to “ban all pork products in order to cater for the needs of staff and pupils who are not permitted contact with these for religious reasons.”

Local politicians have criticized the new policy as pandering to Muslims, and local farmers, who have pointed out that all schools in Britain already offer vegetarian options, have accused school administrators of depriving non-Muslim children of a choice.

Following an outcry from non-Muslim parents, the town council removed the guidance from its website, although the new policy remains in place.

At the Cypress Junior School, in Croydon, south London, school administrators announced in the school newsletter dated June 1, 2012 that the school has opted for a pork-free menu “as a result of pupil and parental feedback.”

The announcement states: “Whilst beef, chicken, turkey and fish will all feature, as well as the daily vegetarian and jacket potato or pasta option, the sausages served will now be chicken rather than pork.”

In Luton, an industrial city some 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of London where more than 15% of the population is now Muslim, 23 out of 57 schools have banned pork.

In the City of Bradford, a borough of West Yorkshire in Northern England where there are now twice as many practicing Muslims that there are practicing Anglicans, 24 out of 160 schools have eliminated pork from their menus. In Newham (East London), 25 out of 75 schools have banned pork.

Other pork-free schools include Cranford Park Primary School in Hayes (Middlesex), and Dog Kennel Hill Primary in East Dulwich (South London).

The Borough of Harrow in northwest London was among the first in Britain to encourage halal menus. In 2010, Harrow Council announced plans to ban pork in the borough’s 52 state primary schools, following a switch by ten secondary schools to offer halal-only menus.

According to the UK-based National Pig Association, which represents commercial pork producers, “It is disappointing that schools cannot be sufficiently organized to give children a choice of meat. Sausages and roast pork are staples of a British diet and children enjoy eating them. If products can be labeled with warnings that they contain nuts and vegetarian dishes can be made and kept separate from meat dishes, [we] don’t see why the same can’t apply to pork.”

Lunch menus are not the only area in which “cultural sensitivity” is escalating in British schools.

In West Yorkshire, the Park Road Junior Infant and Nursery School in Batley has banned stories featuring pigs, including “The Three Little Pigs,” in case they offend Muslim children.

In Nottingham, the Greenwood Primary School cancelled a Christmas nativity play; it interfered with the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. In Scarborough, the Yorkshire Coast College removed the words Christmas and Easter from their calendar not to offend Muslims.

Also in Cheshire, a 14-year-old Roman Catholic girl who attends Ellesmere Port Catholic High School was branded a truant by teachers for refusing to dress like a Muslim and visit a mosque.

In Stoke-on-Trent, schools have been ordered to rearrange exams, cancel swimming lessons and stop sex education during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In Norwich, theKnowland Grove Community First School has axed the traditional Christmas play to “look at some of the other great cultural festivals of the world.”

Meanwhile, the politically correct ban on pigs in Britain also extends to toys for children. A toy farm set called HappyLand Goosefeather Farm recently removed pigs in order to avoid offending Muslims.

The pig removal came to public attention after a British mother bought the toy as a present for her daughter’s first birthday. Although the set contained a model of a cow, sheep, chicken, horse and dog, there was no pig, despite there being a sty and a button which generated an “oink” sound.

After the mother complained, the Early Learning Centre (ELC), which manufactures the toy, responded: “Previously the pig was part of the Goosefeather Farm. However due to customer feedback and religious reasons this is no longer part of the farm.”

After a public outcry, however, ELC later reversed its decision: “We recognize that pigs are familiar farm animals, especially for our UK customers. We have taken the decision to reinstate the pig and to no longer sell the set in international markets where it might create an issue.”

As you who read this blog know well I stand for Israel and always have.  Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Balfour  Declaration which was the official beginning of the movement to restore the Jewish people to the homeland given to them by god himself when he lead them out of bondage from Egypt and after bringing them back to their religious roots for 40 years of wandering and learning to become a nation.  So just a bit of history that was emailed to me and I thought you might find of interest if you are unfamiliar with the birth of Israel.  It started in 1917 and had support of the League of Nations but it took Hitler and the Holocaust for the world to finally act.  Please we must never forget this.  But isn’t that always the case that some one must die before anything is done?  An intersection needs a red light but first someone must die.  A nation needed made but first 600,000 people had to die.  BB

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“Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the Earth be made to give birth in one day?  Or shall a nation be born at once?  For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children.”   (Isaiah 66:8)

Jewish immigrants have just landed at Ben Gurion Airport from France, as they first step foot on the soil of their new homeland Israel.

Tomorrow (November 2), some Israelis and friends of the Jewish State around the world will mark the 94th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which is part of the fulfillment of end-time Biblical prophecy, and the amazing story of the rebirth of Israel as a nation.

“Thus says the Lord God: ‘Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own Land.'”  (Ezekiel 37:21)

The Balfour declaration (1917), which is named after Arthur James Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary during the World War 1, influenced the Jewish communities of the world to believe that Great Britain would support the creation of a Jewish state in the Middle East. 
Lord Balfour

Balfour sent an official letter declaring support for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the area then known as “Palestine” to Baron Walter
Rothschild (the 2nd Baron Rothschild), a leader of the British Jewish community, who accepted it on behalf of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.

The immortal words of the letter said the following:

“His Majesty’s Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”

The Original Letter of the Balfour Declaration

 

With those words, which were later incorporated into the Sèvres peace treaty that ended hostilities between Britain and Ottoman Turkey at the conclusion of the First World War, the Zionist cause took a giant step forward.

Zionism is the belief in the establishment of a national homeland for the Jewish people in their ancestral Biblical homeland. The word “Zionism” comes from Zion which is also called Jerusalem.

The letter was also incorporated into the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine, becoming further enshrined in international law.

In another letter Balfour sent, after WWI ended, he answered some of the critics of the Declaration who said that it wasn’t right for England to “impose” Zionism on the local Arab population.

“I do not think that Zionism will hurt the Arabs, but they will never say they want it,” he said.

“Whatever be the future of Palestine, it is not now an ‘independent nation’, nor is it yet on the way to become one. …If Zionism is to influence the Jewish problem throughout the world Palestine must be made available
for the largest number of Jewish immigrants.”

While few celebrate the anniversary of this important British document, many Arabs will mark it with deep regret.

Last year on the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Islamic Jihad released a statement saying, “[We] renew our commitment to our right to recover our entire land without
sacrificing an inch of soil.  We reject any solution at the expense of principles in our conflict with the Zionists, and we consider any recognition of a “Jewish State” by the Balfour Declaration the most serious trial of our history and the struggles and sacrifices of our people.”

Sadly, as well, many people who call themselves Christians see no prophetic significance in the Balfour Declaration or Israel’s becoming a nation in 1948.
Many have even become hostile and are siding with Israel’s enemies.

Today, however, is a day for Believers to stand up and celebrate the nation of Israel, simply because it is a fulfillment of Bible Prophecy.

Israel’s existence today is proof that the Word of God is alive and true.  What other religious book has prophecies written more than 1500 years ago, that are being fulfilled today in our generation?

Every day Jewish people from around the world are immigrating back to their Biblical homeland, Israel.

Less than 24 hours off the plane, these young Jewish immigrants stand at the Western (Wailing) Wall holding their brand new Israeli citizenship IDs.
United Kingdom: birthplace of Christian Zionism

“Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.”  (Isaiah 43:5-6)

It’s difficult to believe in 2011, but the United Kingdom was the birthplace of the “Restorationist” movement in the Protestant Church, which was
the forerunner to modern-day Christian Zionism.  

Throughout most of the Victorian era (1837-1901), despite commonplace anti-Semitism among much of the British elite (particularly the military and diplomatic corps) the prevailing attitude among most British government officials was that the ‘restoration’ of the Jews to their ancient homeland was part of the duty of every Christian.


Harvesting grapes in the vineyards of Israel during the 1920s

Today, the last vestiges of this movement can be found in Jerusalem at Christ Church, the Anglican church just inside the Jaffa Gate to the Old City.

Built in 1849, Christ Church is the oldest Protestant Church in the Middle East and has kept a lonely vigil, defiantly continuing to carry the torch of Biblical Zionism that its founders first carried to Jerusalem 150 years ago; despite the objection of many of their Arab neighbors (including the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem) and the head of their own denomination, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Christ Church is likely to be one of the few places in Israel that the Balfour Declaration’s 94th anniversary will be celebrated, or even noticed.


Christ Church, Jerusalem, both a church and a
Messianic congregation meet in the building.
There will be no official events in Israel to mark the anniversary.

Today, most Israeli schoolchildren don’t learn a lot about Lord Balfour or much else that is of importance to the early Zionist movement.  In
fact, it is common for Christian friends of Israel who visit the Holy Land to find that their knowledge on the subject is vastly superior to Israelis who grew up here.

Most Israeli teachers are products of the post-Zionist Israeli University system where the patriotism of earlier generations is viewed as passé.

It should be noted that a lot of the eight million Jews living outside of Israel are Zionist in theory, as they support Israel financially.

However the true Jewish Zionists are those who immigrate to Israel where there is a population today of almost six million Jews.  In 2010 only 19,000 Jews made aliyah (immigrated to Israel), though that was an increase of nine percent from 2009.

The Jewish Agency handed out Israeli ID cards to these new Jewish immigrants from England after a ceremony at the Western (Wailing) Wall. Everyone is holding up their Citizenship cards.

Jewish Zionism is a fading ideology within Israel, however we see a wonderful movement of Christians who are standing up and calling themselves Christian Zionists.  They support Israel as a nation, and encourage the Jewish people
to move back to their ancient homeland.

Just as Lord James Balfour and many other British Christians were so instrumental in getting the Zionist movement started, so too today is the movement’s future largely depends on the efforts, and
prayers of Christians who love Israel and the Jewish people for the simple reason that the Bible tells them to.

I need to share this with my readers.  It is Glenn Beck’s production  “Rumor of Wars”  Part II.  How near is the end of times and from where will it come?  Will you be among those on the side of God’s Chosen People?   You will be able to access this documentary on my Facebook wall.  Sorry I simply didn’t know how to put it on my blog.  Remember: This Old Broad is illiterate when it comes to gadgets more complicated that a 1950’s telephone! BB

As you watch this video you will see  at the end they state that the United States isn’t in the Biblical picture and offer reasons why our country is not a player considering we have historically been a firm allie of Israel until Obama and we have been the world leader during the past century.  We are in fact considered the last world leader standing.   One reason given is that we will have destroyed ourselves as a world leader by then and this dog and pony show now being played out in Washington may very well be the killing blow.    Interesting. BB

I will be bringing you more from Glenn Beck’s  programing and his GBTV (Glenn Beck Television)  as you must subscribe and pay for membership and I know not all of you care to do that.  I followed Mr. Beck on FOXNEWS and have continued to follow him into ( or onto) his own media as I sincerely  believe he is an honest man.

I want to add here however that we must all beware of following false prophets so judge all you hear and all you see according to the truth of that tiny spark of God that our Father placed within us at our creation.  It will never lead you astray, but men will.  BB

I have been in a state of depression since hearing the conclusions  our Creature in the White House made during  his comments on  the State of Israel today.  He said that “America believes….” as if he was speaking for me.  I wish to state here and now that Barack Obama was most certainly NOT speaking for me, Brenda Fay Bowers.

As anyone who has read the Bible (both Old Testament and New Testament) can verify for you God claimed the Israelis, or Jews, as His Chosen People.  The Jews have existed as a people  longer than any other people and they did this thru greater adversity than any other known group of people.  There must be a reason for this!  So even if you don’t believe the words of the Bible you must see this group of people as unique among the peoples of this Earth.   With this evidence it is apparent that the Lord loves and is standing with the Jews.  Our President is standing firmly with those who want only to annihilate the Jews.  I stand with Israel.  BB


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