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Signs of the times: Watchman, What of the night?

9th August 2017, hej


Events, like the last sands in the hourglass, are moving at such a pace that sometimes we don't have time to analyse those with significance in depth.

3 August Tisha b'Av & a Synagogue in Bondi Waverley, Australia

Tisha b'Av ends on the evening of Tuesday August 1 and on August 3 news breaks like a shock wave of the rejection in the Land and Environment Court of a Synagogue for the Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe. More so as the grounds of rejection were based on terrorism risks to neighbouring properties.

The Washington Post investigated the ruling. "The council contended that “the site is not suitable for the proposed synagogue use as the Preliminary Threat and Risk Analysis relied on by the Applicant raises concerns as to the safety and security of future users of the Synagogue, nearby residents, motorists and pedestrians in Wellington Street,” and yesterday’s court decision (Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe v. Waverley Council) agreed that there was a sufficient “factual basis” for the council’s position. And once such a threat “to users and the community” was shown, then “the guidelines can be used to justify modification of the development to minimise crime risk, or, refusal of the development on the grounds that crime risk cannot be appropriately minimised.”

The British Daily Mail reported, "NSW Jewish Board of Deputies boss Vic Alhadeff told the ruling set a 'dangerous precedent'."

Even the Pittsburgh Post Gazette weighed in running up the story with that of an IS inspired armed attack on the Eiffel Tower.

There is great signifincace in this small event in the Isles. Waverley is from quaking or waving aspen trees ( The wind in the trees is the sign of God's presence (2 Sam 5:24). Bondi means either "Water breaking over rocks" or "a place where a fight with nullas (wood weapons) took place" ( Assuredly here there has been a fight, or great wave of water breaking and exploding over rock. Wellington is the town (ton) of water. Beyond the names, the significance of the extent of the controversy of Zion is revealed (Isaiah 34:8). Providentailly the councillors of Waverley gave power to staff and an independent panel of experts, significantly, 3 years ago. Providentially those staff argued about walls and asthetics, so it was taken to court at about the time of Tisha b'Av where providentially the Judge underlined the issue. A refusal by Waverley Council would not have had such shocking impact, as it has set an Australia-wide precedent in the controversy of Zion. It is now written in law that Jews would 'potentially' be attacked, because their existence challenges the later lies, because Jews hold the Temple Mount, and the Holy Land and their prayer faces Jerusalem as the centre of their future worship.

Those who watch take note. Power is given to those who despise the God of the Jewish people, as Pilate was given power (John 19:11). It is a witness of the global nature of the Controversy of Zion and has stired up those, including Jews, who otherwise would be complacent.

For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.(Zech 14:2-3)
And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles (Heb. coasts): and they shall know that I am the LORD. So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen (nations) shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. (Ezekiel 39:6-7)

2 August Talking about Dunkirk

Dunkirk, about the British evacuating France in WW2, already a phenomena, was pushed into the spotlight by a stream of commentary on Nigel Farage's tweet from the 25th July "I urge every youngster to go out and watch #Dunkirk".

Youth may be watching it as evidence shows, "Fresh from releasing the annoyingly catchy song ‘Sign of the Times’ Styles appeared on the silver screen, playing Alex in Nolan’s latest blockbuster. But was Styles’ casting successful in bringing a younger audience to the movie?" They prove it was! (Brandwatch).

'Signs of the times' was released on 12 May 2017, after Harry Styles was selected and filmed in the movie. Harry the names means army leader "HAROLD From the Old English Hereweald, derived from the elements here "army" and weald "power, leader, ruler". The Old Norse cognate Haraldr was also common among Scandinavian settlers in England."

The song Lyrics "Why are we always stuck and running from ..The bullets?" and " They told me that the end is near, We gotta get away from here" suggest a connection to Dunkirk the movie.

But we also have an interesting conjunction, which is not chance, showing how God works to bring things together. The maker of Dunkirk, Christopher ('Christ bearer') Nolan has 3 scales of time (an hour, a day, a week) and takes place 3 arenas in the movie (air, sea and land), but God the Maker of all has done the same!

We have in one arena the rise of Harry Styles, a young man on one scale with his popularity rising just as the movie is released. On another scale entirely, in another theatre of life, the movie script was written 25 years ago, after British born Nolan and his wife sailed to Dunkirk. But it sat there as Nolan's career progressed and his skill increased, and God waited for the right time. It was December 2015 when Nolan begins production of Dunkirk, and it wasn't released until 13 July 2017, significantly at the Odean (a chain begun by a Hungarian Jew) in Leicester Square (named for a diplomat and politician in Denmark and France) dating to 1670 London.

The third arena for God's action was over a much longer time. Brexit began when Britain entered the EC in January 1973, when Nolan was only two and a half. When the script was written 25 years ago he could not have thought his movie of Britain leaving Europe in WW2 would co-incide with Brexit, as there was little thought of Brexit then. When production was begun in December 2015, "opinion polls showed a clear majority in favour of remaining in the EU" Wikipedia. British PM David Cameron had promised a referendum if they won in 2015, and the conservatives on 7 May 2015 unexpectedly won with a majority. On 9 June 2015, a ratio of six to one in the Commons approved the European Union Referendum Act. It was approved by the House of Lords on 14 December 2015, and given Royal Assent on 17 December 2015. We see how in December 2015 two events in politics and art on the 2 time scales are now running parallel. Then the movie is released on 13 July 2017. On that same day,

"Theresa May has declared “the world is waiting” for Brexit – as she revealed EU leaders are now warming to a good trade deal with Britain. The PM spoke to The Sun ahead of the unveiling today of the Great Repeal Bill – the first Brexit law to start its historic passage through Parliament. She dubbed the huge bill’s introduction today as “the biggest Brexit day yet”, as it will be “the point at which people see that we mean business”. Mrs May also disclosed that positive responses in private from the bosses of many of the 27 other member states stand in stark contrast to “strident comments” from the EU Commission and MEPs in Brussels. And she named France, Belgium and the Netherlands as particularly encouraging, as the countries physically closest to the UK with the most to lose. – The Sun" Brexitcentral

There is no doubt the Great Creator is a Creative Master that takes the life He gives and turns it for His purpose, what timing!

The cultural impact of the repeated song refrain in the heads of people 'We got to get away", the visceral legacy of the movie Dunkirk of going home from Europe for fear of Germany cannot be escaped, any more than the phenomenal political process of Brexit. We see God's hand at work bring about His purpose in the nations at all levels. He gave a movie to move Brexit and song as a sign of the times. The song is according to its authors, about sorrow in childbirth. This just as we see the 'pains' contract together as signs come ever closer together,

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3)

1 August The Temple Mount & The End of Tisha b'Av

It is reported

‘Unprecedented’: Over 1,000 Jews ascend Temple Mount on Tisha b’Av morning".

This year they are thinking the days are coming to re-build

Over 200 years ago, 1,800 years after the destruction of the Second Temple, the legendary Napoleon Bonaparte, seeing Jews grieving on Tisha b’Av, expressed confidence that one day they will return to their land and see their Temple rebuilt. unitedwithisrael

‘Jerusalem is Ours,’ Say Hundreds of Jews Marching Around Old City

We had noted that One year ago Trump began his campaign for president in Israel just after Tisha b'Av

The Jerusalem Post notes that in regard to the Temple Mount, Trump's team has been quietly busy, "Trump and his team managed the situation quietly, speaking with Israeli, Saudi, and Jordanian leadership to diffuse the cascading crisis. Leaders from all three nations have praised Trump in recent days for his assistance. The president has not spoken publicly on the matter." In fact he has allowed Scaramucchi to create a useful smokescreen from the real action. Debka reports "Osraeli-Jordanian diplomatic crisis was partly defused by Monday evening by a deal negotiated between Jordan’s King Abdullah and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu,assisted by Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt."

July 18 Mansions, Kingdom Halls and the Temple Mount

In a strange conjuction Russia hacking row: Moscow demands US return seized mansions while in Russia they seize Halls with the banning of Jehovah's Wtinesses. "the group's headquarters near St Petersburg and 395 local chapters will close. It will be required to hand over all its properties, known as Kingdom Halls, to the Russian government. The group's Russia spokesman, Yaroslav Sivulsky, said that "religious freedom in Russia is over".

We can see the rise in power of the Orthodox chruch in Russia. It may be rather hard to proclaim from there the disaster that is predicted for Russia, who will next seek to invade the mountains of Israel to secure the Holy Places for orthodoxy.

While on the same day at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem it is reported "For the first time in years, Jews visit Temple Mount without being shadowed by officials from the Jordanian Waqf.

This situation comes about after a terror attack killed 2 Israeli police. "In the wake of the attack, in which three Israeli Arab terrorists used automatic weapons which had been smuggled onto the Mount, Israeli police have placed magnetometers (advanced metal detectors which are selective in which metals they react to) and additional security cameras around the entrances to the holy site."

In a comment on the situation, I was reading that day of Jeremiah who was told,

Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. (Jer 7:2-3)

Due to Jewish response to the attack on July 16 the Waqf announced "We have lost control over the Temple Mount"

This is 50 years and a few weeks from when on June 27, 1767 the Protection of Holy Places Law, was passed, which gave oversight of the area to the Waqf and prevented Jews from praying on the Mount.

Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; (Acts 7:48-49)
He said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings. (Eze 43:7)

July 16 Britain's live ammunition: 1759 cannon ball found Live in Quebec

BBC reports "Builders in the old part of the Canadian city of Quebec have unearthed a live cannonball fired by the British during a siege in 1759. They posed for photos with the large, 90kg (200lb) projectile, unaware that it was still potentially explosive.The British besieged Quebec while fighting the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham".

Abraham means 'father of nations'. The "Annus Mirabilis of 1759" is a term used to describe a string of notable British victories over French-led opponents during the Seven Years' War. 1759 was "The Year Britain Became Master of the World". Frank McLynn argues: "no 1759, no victory in the Seven Years’ War; no victory in North America, no expansionist British Empire, no breakaway colonies and therefore, conceivably, no United States of America. Thus, 1759 becomes the hinge on which all of world history turned."

Another way of saying 'Britain became master' is "Britain was born master' on the plain of the 'father of the nations'. This year 2017 is 70 years from 1947, and this find this year, at this time just after the 150th anniversary of Canada and 70 of India, after so many years buried live is another pointer to the return of Britain to lead the merchants.

July 15 Tower Fires: Grenfell to Marco Polo to Zion

There was no escaping Grenfell on the news. The name Grenfell is now engraven as a blackend skeletal ruin on the minds of all those who dwell in crowded cities, who know in their hearts the fear of highrise. Now again another deadly fire in a tower named Marco Polo in Honolulu (fox) . The tower as a modern form was first built in America with the advent of the lift. Alrady by 1884 the Americans were building luxury towers over 8 stroies with lifts. 1885 saw the first 'skscraper' of 10 stories in Chicago. The modern world had merely caught up with ancient Rome where 10 stories had been seen and "several Roman emperors, beginning with Augustus (30 BC – 14 AD), set limits of 20–25m for multi-story buildings" (Tower blocks Wikipedia). We write about towers here

The thing to note is the names.

Grenfell is named for the road which was named for Lord Grenfell. He was significnatly "Sirdar (Commander-in-Chief) of the Egyptian Army and commanded the forces at the Battle of Suakin in December 1888 and at the Battle of Toski in August 1889 during the Mahdist War." Wikipedia. Many of the occupants wounld not have known that the building was named for a man who was sucessful agsinst an Isalmist uprising! But we then too may consider what a fire named Grenfell means. Grenfell represents the great power of Britain in Egypt as king of the South from 1882, (the time of the first aliyah) until WW2 the establishment of Israel and the end of empire.

At the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him (occupant of the Levant): and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. (Daniel 11:40-41)

Marco Polo speaks of Venice amd trade. Marco Polo was a typical merchant of Tarshish who possibly wasn't born in Venice and was of a family from elsewhere but was based there in Venice to trade, and sought trade with Asia. His journey began in Acre (Akko in Israel), extended to China and looped back via Constantionople (Istanbul in Turkey). The trade of Venice went eventually "of its own feet" (Isaiah 23:6-8) to London (see here how Tyre relocates to Venice and London). We therefore have in the name a symbol of a fire affecting the merchants, not just merchants of flamable cladding.


Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might. The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? He that walks righteously, and speakes uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers? (Isaiah 33:13-18)

It is now famous that in Britain they 'stay put' or dwell with a fire in a tower block, but in this case they could not. The context points to the sign, we must see these things in the days of unfaithful trade dealings and covetousness. We must seek to do right ourselves in the days they count the towers for the shame of money saving covetousness! They have counted 600 towers in the UK Reuters,youtube. Six is the number of man and 100 signifies many. They counted even the 1000 stolen fire doors in Camden London. 1000 speaks of multitude

Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.... For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion. (Isaiah 34:1,8)

When they counted the towers after the fire that people could not 'dwell' with, the headlines spoke of the controversy of Zion,

Outrage as Islamist claims Grenfell Tower victims were 'murdered by Zionists' who fund Conservative Party

London police investigate man who charged ‘Zionists’ behind Grenfell Tower tragedy

Police investigate Islamic activist who blamed deadly London fire on ‘Zionists’

UTTERLY HATEFUL Islamic activist being investigated by police after telling anti-Israel rally that Grenfell Tower fire victims ‘were murdered by Zionists who fund the Conservative party’

Islamic activist causes outrage after claiming Grenfell Towers victims 'were murdered' by 'Zionists who fund the Tories'

You can't make this up. Not only was the building named for a man who fought Islamists in Egypt, now there were so many anti-Zion affected in that tower fire they belive it was in effect... the Power of Zion who caused it. They may be right, the God of Israel does use human error. In any case for a long time it will be a sign to all that see it of the failure of the towers built in human pride and vanity, all 600 of them.

July 15 Banned Wine: Overflowing Fruitful Judea & Samaria

No sonner had the headlines hit Jewish papers 'Israel-labeled West Bank wines banned from Ontario shelves' (JPost) than the ban was retracted.

After a backlash from the Israeli government and Jewish groups, the agency said a junior employee 'made a mistake'. “We did not fully consider the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA),” the statement reads. “These wines adhere to the Agreement and therefore we can confirm that the products in question can be sold as currently labelled.” nationalpost

See below how in recent days the nations via UNESCO have taken Hebron form Israel in label, so in this incident from Canada we see how fruitful Israel's mountains are, as a witness to God fulfilling his word as to what he will do when the nations try to stop Israel from living on the mountains of Judea and Samaria promised to them.

It is written,

Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:
But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come. For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown: (Ezekiel 36:1,2,8-9)

July 12 Why Russia is in the News: Donald Trump Jr Emails

The ongoing unprecedented hunt in the USA for Russian influence, not seen since the days of McCarthy, keeps putting Russia's influence top in the news. It is highly embarrassing that the USA, known to influence many elections from Haiti to Israel, is itself from Washington trumpeting it was a Russian victim. It is so odd that we must take note of it.

The first email, reportedly from (British publicist Ron) Goldstone, read: "The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father." Trump Jr. met Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016. israelnationalnews

Donald Trump Jr “ the woman stated that she had information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton. Her statements were vague, ambiguous and made no sense.” israelnationalnews

One can see why Trump Jr was happy to release his emails as it would merely suggest Hillary had illegal dealings with Russia.

because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. (Mat 13:13)

But let us note Russia's rise in influence.

Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, Rosh prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, (Ezekiel 38:2)
Thus says the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into your mind, and you shall think an evil thought: And you shall say, “I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, upon the people that are gathered out of the nations. (Ezekiel 38:10-11)

We see that it is an 'evil thought', possibly a betrayal from one who was at peace with those at peace. Thus the connection to Russia was possibly direct with Clinton, but the one with Trump was via Ron Goldstone, a British born music publicist, which is puzzling the blind and deaf, who shout 'Russia' so we notice it.

July 10 70 years since the Exodus

July 10-11, 1947 Their goal was to break through a British blockade on Jewish immigration to Palestine, where the Zionist movement hoped to create a Jewish state, and the ship was renamed the “Exodus 47” on July 16, a reference to Moses’s biblical exodus, and a flag bearing the Star of David was hoisted.

Two days later, a British navy vessel that had been trailing the Exodus seized it just a few dozen kilometers from the Palestine coast, in a confrontation that resulted in at least two deaths.

The ordeal sparked a global outcry..

“Thanks to — or because of — the odyssey undertaken by this ship from Sete, the State of Israel was created a few months later,” said Brugidou, underscoring its influence on the decisive United Nations vote to divide Palestine in November 1947.


Curiously the ship itself was prevented from becoming a monument, and today the event is forgotten. This is because 1947 -1948 was not as important as what was to occur in 1967. See Israel 1922 to 1967

July 9 Israel's Fathers' mountains and Hebron

Israel has been forced to claim their historic rights to Hebron, by purchase,

“I would like to read from Genesis 23:16-19: ‘And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the hearing of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant…And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre–the same is Hebron–in the land of Canaan. And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the children of Heth,'” Netanyahu read.

“The connection between the Jewish People and Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs is one of purchase and of history which may be without parallel in the history of peoples,” Netanyahu declared.

Of course this did not prevent the UNESCO World Heritage Committee last Friday from passing yet another delusional resolution which determined that the Tomb of the Patriarchs, the same Cave of Machpelah, is a Palestinian heritage site,” the Israeli premier derided the resolution. worldisraelnews

The ambassador to UNESCO of an Arab country that does not have diplomatic ties with Israel has apologized to Israel’s UNESCO ambassador, Carmel Shama-Hacohen, for voting for the most recent resolution declaring Hebron’s Old City and the Cave of the Patriarchs to be exclusively a Palestinian World Heritage Site. ..when the vote was held out in the open, the ambassador had “no choice” but to vote in favor. worldisraelnews

Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy has said against you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession: Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people: Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about; Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey. Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the heathen: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame. But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are at hand to come. (Ezekiel 36:1-8)

"The hypocrisy knows no bounds," Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) said.

"UNESCO's obscenity has been exposed: While ISIS destroys historical sites in Aleppo, Palmyra, Mosul, and other areas, UNESCO chooses to concentrate on Hevron and the Cave of the Patriarchs, which was never, and were never, under any threat for as long as the State of Israel has existed."

"You cannot rewrite history, and you cannot erase it. Our father Avraham bought the Cave of the Patriarchs and paid for it in full. It is, and has always been, the burial place of our forefathers."Our response will be to strengthen and deepen our connection to the Jewish city of Hevron."

(our italics)

Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) said, "The Jewish connection to Hevron has existed for thousands of years. Hevron was the cradle of King David's dynasty, and the Cave of Machpela is the first Jewish acquisition in Israel, and the burial place of our nation's fathers and mothers. It is one of our most ancient heritage sites."

"We should contemptuously reject UNESCO's decision, and work with increased vigor to strengthen our forefather's city. "We had a continuous presence in Hevron from the time of our forefathers until 1929, when the Arabs slaughtered dozens of Jews in the city. But even that horrific slaughter did not manage to break our connection to the city and to the Cave of the Patriarchs, which has been a Jewish site since the days of the Bible.israelnationalnews

July 7 the Holocaust in Krakow to Hebron

While Trump and Ivanka pay respects to fallen Jews in Poland on the 6th, and US President Donald Trump commemorated the horrors Poland suffered during both Soviet and Nazi occupations during a speech in Warsaw, a suffering which was connected to their treatment of Jews, the Simon Wesenthal Centre wrote “Until the Holocaust, Krakow, Poland was a center of Jewish life, learning, and values. Now it is a Jewish ghost town. The Auschwitz death camp, just a few miles away is where much of Polish Jewry met its horrific end.

One would think that a UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting convening in Krakow would seek to protect the legacy of the Jewish people. Instead, a resolution condemning Israel as the “occupying power” in Jerusalem by Jordan, the Palestinians and other Arab delegations has already passed. Denying the Jewish people’s historic and religious ties to Jerusalem is, in the words of Dr. Shimon Samuels, SWC’s International Relations Director, the “greatest assault on Judaism since the Middle Ages.”

And there is more trouble in Krakow. Tomorrow, the same cabal, led by the Palestinians will seek to erase Jewish history by having the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, (pictured above) a site first bought by our Patriarch Abraham, designated as an endangered site of Palestinian(!) heritage.”

This connects the destruction of the holocaust to the modern desire of the Arabs to destroy Jews, but the Creator of Israel may have another idea. Jews had to leave Poland, though many went though fire the nation was not destroyed but rather made a great nation and they are to go to Hebron,

But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou pass through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walk through the fire, thou shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. (Isa 43:1-11)

July 4: Israel and India: Modi visits Israel. 70 years and trade.

On Tuesday, July 4 Narendra Modi became the first Indian head of state to visit Israel.

This is precisely 70 years from when India formally broke from Britain. Royal assent was given on 18 July 1947 for the India Independence Act. Which means that these matters were being put into action exactly 70 years ago.

“We’ve been waiting for you a long time, 70 years in fact,” noted Netanyahu. “The connection between us is natural, so natural that we might ask, ‘What took so long?’”worldisraelnews

The parallel is noted, as significantly Netanyah and Modi write together a joint piece!

India’s emergence as an independent state on the global stage has paralleled that of Israel — both nations liberated themselves from British imperial rule within a year of each other, in 1947-48.

“Under Prime Minister Modi, I see India and Israel getting closer due to the enduring set of shared values and interests, as Israel has with the United States,” Prof. Dinesh Sharma — an expert on India-Israel relations based at the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at SUNY-Binghamton

With the visit occurring on July 4, and the US being, under Trump's Hindi-friendly leadership, again one of the young merchants of Tarshish. India was known as Tarshish from the time of Solomon

And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon were of gold.. For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.(2 Chron. 9:20-21)

Hindus and Jews have shared a history which goes back 2500 years. The first group of Jewish sailors, came to India as traders in around 562 BCE and settled in India. Some say it could have even been earlier during King Solomon's reign (around 957 BCE, when the first Temple was being built). Jews came and settled in India while they were in charge of the flourishing spice trade that existed between India and Europe.

India is understood as one of the places of the merchants Tarshish. (see here). So it is highly significant that Israel is facilitating India re-emerge after 70 years.

According to the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Israel in 1992, trade between the countries has grown from $200 million in 1992 to $4.13 billion in 2016. worldisraelnews

70 years before 1992 is 1922 when Britain was given the Mandate over Palestine (see here). And this takes us back to India's involvement as part of the Commonwealth in the establishment of the mandate. The Indian were a key part in the beginning of the battle against the Ottomans

“At the beginning of hostilities between Britain and the Ottoman Empire in November 1914 the 30,000 strong British defence force evacuated the Sinai Peninsula. Instead they concentrated their defences on the western side of the canal. The British force comprised the 10th, and 11th Indian Divisions, the Imperial Service Cavalry Brigade, the Bikaner Camel Corps, three batteries of Indian mountain artillery and one Egyptian artillery battery.” wikipedia

There were Indians at Galipolli and fighting at Megiddo on the road to Jerusalem. They featured strongly in the battle leading to the capture of Nablus in 1918, including the 3/3rd Gurkha Rifles (232nd Brigade and 53rd Sikhs (Frontier Force) (28th Indian Brigade . The role of Indians is listed second to Britains in terns of the graves from WW1 In Israel “Shuttling between the cemeteries is an experience both gripping and grim and a reminder of the motley crew of fighters the wars brought together. The remains of Britons, Indians, and Anzacs lie beside those of Egyptians, Turks, and Jews from Jerusalem and London.” tabletmag

79 Indian soldiers died fighting for the liberation of Jerusalem in 1917. Allenby’s respect for the Indian soldiers can be seen in his receiving their salute as they marched past him outside of Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem on December 11, 1917, when Allenby entered the city. Jpost

70 Years

The significance of this visit after 70 years cannot be over estimated. Isi Leibler reports contact back to 1980's, “For many years, I continued to advocate for a change in Indian policy toward Israel. This did not happen. But the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s had global implications.”

Leibler reports that his words persuaded Indian PM P. V. Narasimha Rao's government in 1992 to establish formal relations with Israel before going to the USA. He also reports that the Australians were crucial to these events, and the Australian Ambassador was present

“then-Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans, my request for an audience was reluctantly granted.” In early 1992, again through the intervention of Evans and Solarz, Rao granted me another interview. This took place two weeks prior to a critical visit that he was to make to the United States… The Australian ambassador, whom I had urged not to participate in the meeting, sat there paralyzed. ” algemeiner

The reason for the Soviet Union and the coldness of India was that it wasn't time for the God of Israel to work. There was to be 70 years as written,

The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish … Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste. And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot. (Isaiah 23:14-15)

See how the matter of Tyre and the traders of Tarshish and also now modern India is about trade...

And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth. And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing. (Isaiah 23:17-18)

Why was Isi Leibler puzzled… because it never made sense to him.. it makes no sense at all unless we see that now after 70 years it “has come to pass” that Yahweh has visited the merchants who are now revived to trade (commit fornication or in plain language 'have a relationship') with all the nations on earth. We see Netanyahu hugging Modi and speaking of relationships, yet they are idolaters. The days when the global merchants merchcandise is holy and idolatry is at an end are soon,

Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee (Zion). And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee. Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. (Isaiah 60:8-11)

For more on 70 years Isaiah & the 70 years

July 4 Israel and the US

At the very same time India, who is now tied to the US in a remarkable turnaround, is visiting Israel, one of the ships of Tarshish also has come to Israel.

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman introduced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on board the USS George H.W Bush aircraft supercarrier Monday, as the first head of state to board the largest warship in the world. worldisraelnews

Afterwards Netanyahu spoke at the US ambassadors residence in Jerusalem,

Netanyahu recalled that his brother Yonatan was killed on July 4, 1976, 200 years after America’s independence, securing the freedom of the hostages at Entebbe.

“Two centuries separate July 4, 1776, and July 4, 1976,” Netanyahu said. “But to me they are unified by a common ideal – the fight for freedom. I am reminded of that parallel every year at this time. Israel and America are two bastions of liberty defending our common civilizations.”

Of course the liberty that the US speaks of is a pale attempt to borrow a concept from the Bible.

Friedman noted that so much of what makes up being American is “derived from the teachings of ancient Israel. Perhaps for that reason it is no surprise that the United States and Israel have the most special of special relations.”jpost

It is a Jewish poetess Emma Lazarus, who penned the words emblazoned on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. jpost

True liberty is only offered in the salvation of Messiah,

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;(Isaiah 61:1)

A jubilee was a time of liberty, when the people of Israel who had left their inheritance due to debt returned. Is this the year of true Liberty?

..the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; (Isaiah 61:2)