Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Looking at Events In and Around Israel

Dear Pastors:

In looking at events in and around Israel, in this fall of 2012 just after our nation re-elected Barack Hussein Obama, I am reminded of our LORD’s instructions to Israel’s first king, King Saul, and his failure to carry forth those admonitions.


1 Samuel 15:1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.

2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.

3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

4 And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah.
[Present day ‘so-called’ Palestinians are nothing more than remade Amalekites in their hatred of the Jews!]

The matters in that passage, and those considered in this e-mail, are stern, awful, deep, and far-reaching, involving doctrines concerning the sovereignty and supremacy of God Almighty over nations and rulers, and His judicial administration in irreversible punitive judgments. A caricaturist would divest God of His Holiness and Justice, representing him as "Merciful Only." Widely prevalent in our day is a weak, sickly sentimentalism, which revolts at any view of the "divine character" other than compassion, which divests sin of demerit and makes all punishment mere temporary chastisement and remediable.

Such sentimentalists find 1 Samuel 15 a nut as hard to crack as our Lord’s own teaching concerning his final judgment and the eternity of punishment. But, think, my preacher friend, if you would, of: Almighty God’s own declaration of His character and attributes to Moses:

Exodus 34:6--And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

[Almighty God taking away Nebuchadnezzar’s heart, that of a man, and giving him the heart of a beast.]

Daniel 4:25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

Now, preacher friend, think of this, that God Almighty in His sovereignty over any nation--America with BHO as our "Muslim-Marxist-Socialist" head--may blot it out, root and branch, when the measure of "its iniquity is full," and that measure with our "baby-murdering, sodomite-recognizing & promoting, and "Jew Hatred," makes our iniquity ‘full.’

Witness, if you would, the Canaanite nations who had left the territory assigned to them as children of Ham when the earth was divided, and occupied the territory divinely allotted to the children of Abraham, but even Israel was held back from the land until the measure of the iniquities of those nations had "become full."

Then, with that thought in our mind, we need to find in the story of Amalek, the "fitness of the application" of this doctrine to them. Without provocation they desperately assaulted Israel, remember, "I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee," on the approach to Sinai in the Battle of Rephidim, so graphically described in Exodus 17:8:Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.

10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:


In verse 14, we see plainly the words "for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven." Moses, in one of his great farewell addresses, reminds Israel of the evils done by Amalek, and recalls the doom pronounced at Rephidim, and urges Israel to execute Jehovah’s will when they are established in the land. Deuteronomy 25:17: Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;

18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.

19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.


Then, in later times, the last Amalekite known in history, Haman, at the Persian court seeks the destruction of captive Israel [Esther chapters 3 to 8], and then we see him hanged on the gibbet he was advised to erect for Mordecai.

Now, in 1 Samuel 15, with Saul as Israel’s first King, and victorious over all his enemies, Samuel, God’s Prophet, demands "the execution of the long-pending and richly-deserved doom of the Amalekites."

From the beginning and all along, the Amalekites sought with persistent and incorrigible malice to thwart God’s purpose to establish a nation as the custodian of His Oracles, and through "which" all the nations of the earth were to be blessed.

Jehovah’s discriminating justice appears in "this destruction of Amalek" by the precaution taken to avert from the Kenites dwelling with them, the doom of Amalek. The Kenites were descendants of Hobab, that brother-in-law of Moses who accepted the invitation of Moses; "We are going to a land which the Lord our God has promised us. Come and go thou with us, and we will do thee good." So, they went with Israel and shared the prosperity promised, and were always friendly and helpful, and always sheltered from the wrath of Israel’s enemies.

Jael, who slew Sisera, was of this people. This sifting of the good from the bad before the final doom falls on the wicked, is richly illustrated in the saving of Noah from the doom of the world, and reminds us of the great intercession of Abraham, when Sodom was doomed and Lot rescued: "Wilt thou destroy the righteous with the wicked?...Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?" [Genesis 18:23-33] Amalek’s measure is full, and so Israel’s first king, King Saul, assembles all the national militia, 210,000 strong, and smote Amalek from Havilah in the south unto the boundary of Egypt. It was a hard, desert campaign against a mobile, nomad people, and resulted in a marvelous and sweeping victory.

But, Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them; but everything that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly, as in 1 Samuel 15:9. God tells Samuel He is through with Saul, and Samuel weeps all night long. But, it was a willful sin against light and knowledge, for it violated the clearly expressed command of Jehovah God "...utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not..."

It was a presumptuous sin, being against the Holy Spirit, whose power rested on Saul and alone qualified him to be king and win victories. It was rebellion, and classed with the capital sins of witchcraft and idolatry, which Saul himself punished with death. It was blasphemous, in that it mingled ‘human self-will, vanity, and greed with a bloody execution" whose sole justification was obedience to Jehovah’s express sentence as Supreme Judge, without the human motives of vanity, gain, or malice.

Now, my brethren, tying all this together, let me refer you to a news story from Jerusalem of earlier today:

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli diplomats have put foreign leaders on notice that their country will consider its historic peace accords with the Palestinians null and void if they ask the United Nations for a state, according to a document obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

The list of Foreign Ministry talking points also instructs diplomats to tell world leaders that Israel will retaliate against the move, without specifying details. The Palestinians, frustrated with a four-year impasse in peace efforts, say they will ask the U.N. General Assembly on Nov. 29 to give them upgraded observer status. A draft resolution floated by the Palestinians seeks international recognition of their state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war. Israel and the U.S. strongly oppose the effort, saying all matters must be resolved through negotiations.

On Wednesday, a U.S. envoy was set to meet the Palestinian president in Switzerland in a last-ditch bid to halt the bid. The document says U.N. General Assembly approval of the Palestinian request would violate 1990s agreements between the two sides and ‘‘give Israel the right to reconsider and nullify’’ them in whole or in part. ‘‘Adoption of the resolution by the General Assembly will have grave consequences, and set in motion unilateral Israeli responses,’’ the ministry communique said, cautioning that it would also complicate future diplomatic progress.

Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon, speaking in a similar vein, told Army Radio on Wednesday that his country would ‘‘have to take steps to make it clear that there will be a heavy price’’ if the statehood petition goes ahead. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also warned previously that a statehood appeal would push peace further away and lead to instability.

Brethren, the "so-called" Palestinians do not have a language, nor do they have a culture. They are exclusively "Ishmaelite" and part and parcel like the Amalekites. Each time the Israelis give them an ‘inch,’ they take a mile. They are "totalitarian totally in character." There is nothing "peaceful" in them. They will slit the throats of every Israeli they can. We do not have to be ‘rocket scientists’ to sort this out. All we have to do is visit their ‘supposed holy book,’ the Qur’an.

The Ishmaelites rob people of their dignity. Ishmaelite societies—including Islamic enclaves in the West, as Dearborn, Michigan is—exert tight totalitarian social control that is indicative of the "throat-slitting" history of Islam. The Qur’an is a travesty. It teaches, "Believers, do not enter the dwellings of other men until you have asked their owners’ permission and wished them peace."

Do you remember the attack on the Fogel family in Ithamar on March 11, 2011?

According to Israeli investigators, Amjad and Hakim Awad had attempted to acquire weapons from a Popular Front militant in Awarta, [a close Ishmaelite village]. After he refused, they decided to carry out the attack using knives. Just after 9 pm on Friday night, March 11, 2011, the two left Awarta carrying several knives, an umbrella, and wire-cutting shears. The two tried to cut through the settlement's security fence, but eventually climbed over it. An initial probe showed that the fence around Itamar functioned properly.

At about the same time that they infiltrated, an alarm sounded in the settlement's security room, indicating the exact location where they entered. But neither the settlement's civilian security team nor the civilian security officer, who went to the site of the disturbance and found nothing out of order, informed soldiers patrolling the area of the fence, concluding that an animal had set off the alarm, although procedures prescribe that the IDF is to be informed of any alarm. After crossing the fence, Amjad and Hakim walked 400 meters into the settlement. The perpetrators first broke into a house of the Chai family who were on vacation, searching all the rooms.

They stole an M-16 assault rifle, ammunition, a helmet, and a kevlar vest. They waited an hour and entered the Fogels' house at around 10:30 pm. According to the indictment, the two entered the children's room, told eleven year old Yoav, who had been awakened by their entry not to be afraid, then took him to a nearby room, slashed his throat, and stabbed him in the chest. Hakim Awad then strangled four-year-old Elad with Amjad Awad stabbing him twice in the chest. The two next entered the parents' room, and turned on the light, waking them up. The parents then struggled with the attackers. Ehud Fogel was repeatedly stabbed in the neck, and Ruth Fogel was stabbed in the neck and back and then shot when the suspects saw that she was not dead. The suspects then left the house.

According to the confessions of the suspects, they feared that the shots had been heard. When they went outside, they saw a patrol vehicle, but realized that they had not been discovered when it did nothing. The two then argued over whether to withdraw or carry out attacks in other homes, with Hakim insisting that they return immediately to Awarta, and Amjad arguing that they should return to the home and steal another weapon. Amjad then re-entered the Fogel home. When 3-month old Hadas began crying, Amjad stabbed her, fearing the cries would attract attention. According to several accounts, the infant was decapitated.

The attackers did not notice two other children asleep in the house at the time. In their confessions, they said that they would not have hesitated to kill them if they had noticed them. [So much for Qur’anic instructions on asking before entering!] The perpetrators also stole Ehud's M-16 rifle. They left the settlement without being detected.

Amjad and Hakim Awad returned to Awarta on foot, and appealed to Hakim's uncle, PFLP militant Salah Awad, for assistance, and gave him a detailed description of the attack. Salah helped them conceal their stolen weapons and burn their bloodstained clothes, and later transferred the stolen weapons to Jad Avid, a contact in Ramallah for hiding.

The bodies were discovered by Tamar Fogel, the 12-year-old daughter of the family who arrived home around midnight after a youth outing. After finding that the door was locked, she asked her neighbor, Rabbi Ya'akov Cohen, for help. He noticed tracks and mud near the house, and brought a weapon with him. The two then woke the sleeping 6-year old boy by calling through the window, and he opened the door, after which Cohen returned to his home. When the girl discovered the murders, she ran outside screaming, and the Rabbi ran back, firing several shots into the air to alert security personnel.

Rabbi Cohen, who later entered the house with the girl, said that her two-year-old brother "was lying next to his bleeding parents, shaking them with his hands and trying to get them to wake up, while crying... The sight in the house was shocking." [The Lord privileged me to visit the Fogels' village and see their actual home back in February when Dr. Gadi Eshel escorted me there!]

The American Constitution and the Bill of Rights are based on the belief that people "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" including "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." [There is no ‘real’ pursuit of happiness when the "throat-slitters" are allowed to come in and massacre, as they did, the Fogel family.]

Brethren, connected to their recognition of man as a sovereign being, these American Founding Fathers' documents also imply a basic right to privacy—that people will be left alone in their homes, entitled to freedom of conscience and the right to live freely regardless of their religious affiliation. In Barack Hussein Obama’s native Islam, by contrast, man is not sovereign; ‘allah’ [sic] is not sovereign, and man must submit to ‘allah’ [sic].

Although we worship him differently, the Jews and the Christians worship the same God, and both believe their God is a loving God; He longs for human beings to love Him. Since love by definition must be freely given, man must by definition be "free and sovereign." ‘allah’ [sic] however, does not ask for love; he demands islam—"submission," which is what the word ‘islam’ means.

Now, my brethren, America sticks its thumb in God’s eye by electing and re-electing a man who goes to Cairo, Egypt, and apologizes for all that makes "America a great nation," founded by Christian men, who were establishing a Christian nation. My greatest burden is that possibly the measure of America is now full also, just as Amalek’s was, in 1 Samuel 15.

And, at the same time, the "so-called" Palestinians are pushing for "state within a state" status in Israel. We ought be letting our US Senators and US Congresspersons know that American Christians are totally against allowing a ‘state within a state’ in Israel. Believe you and me, the Ishmaelites will, in time, be asking for a "state within a state" in Dearborn, Michigan, Henry Ford’s home town.

How ironic, but really not so, my brethren, when one considers the history of the place:

The outbreak of World War I caused the pacifist Ford to speak out vehemently against the war, lashing out against the warmongers and the international bankers, who he thought were financing the war. (He himself gave money to produce tractors for peaceful, agricultural use.) His hatred of the war was the stimulus for his haphazard "Peace Ship" venture, in which he chartered an ocean liner to sail to Europe with a large group of prominent peace supporters to hold a conference with European leaders on ending the war.

This failed escapade was plagued by problems and turmoil from the start, and Ford himself left the ship just after it arrived in Europe. This effort, however, was the beginning of Ford’s shift in focus from a man strictly concerned with his business, to one more concerned with public affairs, politics and improving (in his mind) the welfare of the much-touted "common man". In order to promote his cause and ideas, Ford needed to have an outlet for them, so he acquired a financially-troubled local newspaper, the Dearborn Independent.

Ford hired Detroit journalist E.G. Pipp to be the managing editor of his new venture, with Liebold as business manager and William Cameron, who became a staff writer and wrote most of what would become the controversial Ford articles.

These articles, written by Cameron and approved by Liebold, were published on Ford’s "Own Page," which was conceived of as a way for Ford to speak directly to the American people, expounding his own opinions on a wide range of subjects. Ford wanted to stir ambition for self-improvement and encourage independent thinking in the so-called common man—glorifying the mythic strength of the working man and his struggle to make a better life for himself and his family.

Ford was against large corporations, in that they were seen to undercut the hard-working man. He also wanted respect shown to the returning soldiers from overseas and warned against hidden influences that threatened America—the foremost being Jews and communists, "The Dark Forces—whether political, military or capitalistic…The power that would gamble with men’s lives on the battlefield is the power that always gambles with their lives in industry". Ford feared that these shadow-like and unnamed individuals could "manipulate certain instincts and passions with a skill which could only emanate from Satan himself."

Privately, Ford also had said earlier: "I know who caused the war—the German-Jewish bankers! I have the evidence here. Facts! I can’t give out the facts now, because I haven’t got them all yet, but I’ll have them soon." The first issue hit the newsstands on 11 January 1919, and the articles began to blame the Jews for everything – they caused the war and they were thieves in control of the world’s finances. The paper’s xenophobic bias condemned the assimilation of new immigrants by asserting that "The problem is not…with the pot so much as it is with the base metal.

Some metals cannot be assimilated, refuse to mix with the molten mass of the citizenship, but remain ugly, indissoluble lumps. How did this base metal get in?...What about those aliens who have given us so much trouble, these Bolsheviks messing up our industries and disturbing our life?" There was a tangible fear after the 1917 Russian Revolution that communism would quickly spread to other countries, which would bring the nationalization of private property and resources, so dear to capitalistic countries.

The Bolsheviks, widely perceived to be mostly Jews, represented a threat to industrialists like Ford, who saw in them an attack on free enterprise. Nancy Russell, in an article on Ford, wrote "in contradistinction to the war [World War I], the 1917 Russian Revolution and its effect on workers throughout the world was not something to which Ford could adapt. It was one thing for the Jews to be responsible for the war; for them to be responsible (as Ford saw it) for the seizure of private property, the nationalization of resources and the encouragement of revolutionary movements across the globe was quite another matter."

Russell goes on to suggest that Ford’s anti-Semitism was in part a reaction to the Russian Revolution and to the growing labor movement both in America and abroad, which Ford vehemently opposed. Ford vigorously fought the organization of labor unions at his plants, only relenting in the 1940s.

It was around this time that a book, titled The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, was brought to Ford’s attention by Boris Brasol, a Russian √©migr√©. The book contained the supposed minutes of a secret Zionist meeting in Switzerland, where Jews had plotted to take control of the world, with the goal of enslaving all non-Jews, and it warned of an upcoming final battle between Jews and Anglo-Saxons.

The book turned out to be a forgery made by the Russian secret police, but that did not alter the effect it had on people already suspicious of Jews and other immigrants. The Dearborn Independent’s articles began to take on a more paranoid tone, regulating the Jews to being the scapegoats of America’s woes—especially responsible for the rising unemployment rate and faltering economy.

The Dearborn Independent had a bad first year, even with Ford’s decree that all Ford dealers buy a subscription to the paper. Ford also implemented a quota system for sales, leading some dealers to factor in the price of an automatic subscription to the Dearborn Independent when selling a Ford car.

Starting on 22 May 1922, the first of 91 successive articles on "The International Jew: The World’s Problem" was published. Pipp had left the paper by this time, leaving Liebold and Cameron in charge, both of whom had deep-rooted prejudices against Jews specifically and immigrants generally. Ford’s overseas empire had grown enormously and he feared threats to it, as he was convinced that it was in the meddling, "international bankers’" interests to want war (supposedly to be able to sell armaments) and that they desired to control the money flow of various nations. They were gaining too much influence, which added fuel to Ford’s belief that "the Jews caused the war."

Most of Ford’s comments about the Jews took place behind closed doors, in conversations with dinner guests, at parties and in his inner circle in his office; but through Cameron and Liebold, he had access to a wider public. Even though Cameron largely wrote the articles with Liebold’s blessing, Ford still stood behind the paper: thus, it is hard to believe, despite later claims, that he did not know what was being printed in his name.

In 1920, the Dearborn Independent began to publish the Protocols, then later that year published The International Jew, an anthology of articles that had appeared in the paper (which went on to be translated into sixteen different languages), and which subscribers were "heavily recommended" to buy. By this time, the liberal media and Jewish leaders responded to Ford’s attacks. After a series of personal attacks against him, Ford decided that the articles should shop (tactics such as boycotts of Ford products hit the quintessential businessman in his wallet). So, in 1921—after two years of articles—they ceased (or became more periodic).

By 1924, however, a second of wave of attacks were launched in response to the activities of Aaron Sapiro, who had organized a farming cooperative that helped farmers sell their products by getting rid of the middleman, thus gaining a higher profit margin. Sapiro, being a Jew, had attracted Ford’s attention; Ford claimed that the Jews were going to take over agriculture, the lifeblood of the American farmer.

The Dearborn Independent warned that "a band of Jews – bankers, lawyers, moneylenders, advertising agencies, fruit-packers, produce buyers, professional office managers, and bookkeeping experts – is on the back of the American farmer." Sapiro brought a lawsuit against Ford, which was eventually settled out of court, but not before bringing much unwanted negative publicity to Ford—so much so that the industrialist was forced to sign a public apology for his articles.

In this apology, (which the automaker did not write) Ford claimed that he regularly delegated work to others and did not know what they were writing in the articles, and that he did not know the extent to which the Jews had been upset by his articles. He claimed that he had been "deceived" by his editors as to the contents of the articles. The apology was not widely believed and, in any case, many people believed that, as he remained the inspiration behind the articles, Ford simply wanted to clean up his public image. All of this negative publicity, however, did have the effect of shutting down the Dearborn Independent for good on 31 December 1927.

Ford’s The International Jew had been translated into German and his anti-Semitic ideas provided fertile ground for Germany’s nascent Nazi movement. (The German translator of the text had even gone so far as to add footnotes to Ford’s articles, disagreeing with Ford in several places where he felt that Ford did not go far enough in his opinions about Jews.) Hitler owned a well-marked, personal copy of this book, had a framed photograph of Henry Ford in his office and often cited Ford, who was the only American to be mentioned in Hitler’s Mein Kampf :

Every year makes them [the Jews] more and more the controlling masters of the producers in a nation of one hundred and twenty millions; only a single great man, Ford, to their fury, still maintains full independence.

Hitler and Ford shared many of the same beliefs—the idealization of the common man, the "traditional values" of home, religion and self-reliance, the maxim that hard work brings success, [above the entrance to the Concentration Camps hung the sign, "Arbeit Macht Frei"] the desire to improve their respective countries. In the United States, unemployment in the thirties and the Depression led to the flourishing of quasi-fascist and xenophobic groups, who resented the latest wave of immigrants.

A large number of Jews had begun arriving from Eastern Europe in the 1870s and were perceived as "dark, Oriental" and "different" from the other Jews who were already in America; ones that people had become accustomed to: the urban, "decent", "good" Jew that blended into society. There is no proof that Ford ever directly gave money to Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers Party, but there is no doubt that Ford’s articles, available abroad through his book and Ford’s own position as a successful, powerful, influential American businessman had an effect on young Nazi sympathizers.

The Third Reich regime awarded Henry Ford the Verdienstkreutz Deutscher Adler (the Grand Service Cross of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle) on 30 July 1938, on Ford’s seventy-eighth birthday. This award was given to him by the German government in recognition of his pioneering work in the auto industry and in making the car available to the masses. Seeming oblivious to the fact that Hitler’s medal was one of an openly belligerent country that desired the conquest of a large part of Europe, the man who launched the "Peace Ship" twenty-three years earlier seemed pleased to receive it. And, don’t forget, Ford sold 70,000 six by six Ford trucks to Adolph which transported the Jews to the Concentration Camps.

For a letter, this is a tad lengthy, but sleep left me at 2:50 AM this morning, so I have had a bit of time to research and write these lines for you. PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM!!!!

JIM VINEYARD
YEDIDIM OF ISRAEL

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