This edition examines Israel”s oil discovery, the possible relinquishing of East Jerusalem, the growing threat to Israel”s north, and more reports of Muslim persecution of Christians.
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Israel Today reports
The Givat Olam umbrella organization confirmed for investors in Jerusalem on Monday the discovery of a large commercially-viable oil field in central Israel. Hundreds of investors from around the world, many of them Christian Zionists, have been pouring money into Givat Olam for years in the hopes of helping secure Israel”s energy independence.
“For many years we drilled wells cheapest viagra ever without success,” chief geologist Tuvia Luskin told the investors. But the Meged 5 exploratory well near the central Israel town of Rosh Ha”ayin had finally provided results which Luskin compared to “the giving of the Torah.” Luskin and his team first struck oil at Meged 5 in early July. They conducted 189 hours of production tests, during which 3,015 barrels of oil were produced. According to Luskin, when it reaches its capacity, Meged 5 will likely be able to produce 450 barrels of oil a day.
The Last Days reports
Has the Israeli government already decided that they will be giving away East Jerusalem to the Palestinians in peace talks? Unfortunately, there is every indication that
is exactly what is going to happen and that Israel plans to give up control over the holy sites in Jerusalem as well. In an absolutely shocking interview with Israel”s Haaretz newspaper on the eve of the peace talks in Washington, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak made the following statement….
“West Jerusalem and 12 Jewish neighborhoods that are home to 200,000 residents will be ours. The Arab neighborhoods in which close to a quarter million Palestinians live will be theirs. There will casinos online australia be a special regime in place along with agreed upon arrangements in the Old City, the Mount of Olives and the City of David.”
It is important to note that this is not some minor official in the Israeli government talking here. This is Ehud Barak – the Israeli Defense Minister.
He seems to have a very clear understanding that the Israeli government is fully prepared to give up East Jerusalem. And the truth is that the Palestinians will absolutely not accept a “peace agreement” that does not include East Jerusalem, and both the EU and the United States both assume that a peace agreement will include handing over East Jerusalem to the Palestinians.
Not only that, but Barak said that he believes that the holy sites in Jerusalem will be administered by a “special regime” after a peace agreement is reached.
IT’S NEWS TO ME
Jerry Golden reports
When the Lebanese Military recently fired at IDF Soldiers who were on the Israeli side of the border, the game changed in a very significant way in relation to the next war – for that will not be fought against Hizbullah alone, but the entire country of Lebanon. But if that wasn”t enough, Syria has now signed a pact with Hizbullah and in this pact it is agreed that Syria and Hizbullah will split the Israeli targets up in the coming war.
Thanks to Iran and the Syrian Missile Industry, they both now have missiles capable of hitting anywhere within Israel. Making that much more dangerous is the fact that Syria has now openly admitted that they have many of their missiles tipped with chemical warheads. When you consider the fact that two-thirds of the Israeli population live on the coast between Tel-Aviv and Haifa, this becomes even scarier.
Worthy Christian News reports
The Middle East Media Research Institute has released excerpts from a transcript of a televised sermon by Egyptian cleric Salem Abu Al-Futuh. Airing on Al-Nas TV on August 18, Al-Futuh”s predicted that Islam would conquer the entire West, starting with Italy and ending with the Americas.
An organization dedicated to persecuted Christians worldwide expects life for believers in Iraq will only get worse as American troops are redeployed back to the States.
Yet another leader of an underground Christian movement in Somalia was murdered by Islamic insurgents in front of his wife and his four children. Afterwards, the children were taken from their mother in a continuing campaign against Christians, Worthy News has learned.
Minority Christians in strict Islamic countries remained anxious about their safety Friday, September 10, amid deadly protests against plans by an American pastor to burn copies of the Koran, although it remained uncertain whether the bonfire would go-ahead.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE