INTERNATIONAL PULSE

Period: March 2018
End-Time Church / Pluralism
Global Politics
Israel
 
 

 ISRAEL, THE MIDDLE EAST & ASIA
 


ANALYSIS:HOW SAUDI CROWN PRINCE IS WORKING ON PA-ISRAEL CONFLICT
Crown prince Salman, el-Sisi - and Israel - plan a mega city connecting Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Trump's deal is also on the table.
Yochanan Visser - March 11, 2018 - Crown prince Salman, el-Sisi - and Israel - plan a mega city connecting Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Trump's deal is also on the table.
Image: Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Reuters
Yochanan Visser is an independent journalist/analyst who worked for many years as Middle East correspondent for Western Journalism.com in Arizona and was a frequent publicist for the main Dutch paper De Volkskrant. He authored a book in the Dutch language about the cognitive war against Israel and now lives in Gush Etzion. He writes a twice weekly analysis of current issues for Arutz Sheva. He has been called the most dangerous man in the world, an aggressive and ambitious man. We’re talking about the Middle East’s rising star, 32-year-old Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman. MBS, as he’s called by the media, will probably become Saudi’s new king this year because his ailing father King Salman reportedly suffers from Altzheimer disease and is not able to concentrate on his tasks as monarch anymore.
MBS was in Egypt and the United Kingdom last week on the first leg of a month long trip which will end in the United States. There, he reportedly will focus on US President Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’.
During his three-day visit to Cairo, the Saudi crown prince once again showed he’s an out of the box thinker who is seriously working to implement sweeping reforms in Saudi-Arabia, such as religious freedom and women rights.
He reportedly arranged a series of meetings between top Saudi officials and their Israeli counterparts which were also attended by representatives of the Egyptian government - according to the Emirati newspaper Khaleej Times.
Officially, the meetings between the Saudi and Israeli officials dealt with an ambitious plan called Neom.
[...] However, the part of the meetings which remained secret dealt with the Israeli-Palestinian Authority conflict.
MBS has become a key-player in the attempts to find an out-of-the-box solution for the century-old conflict and has drawn the ire of PA leader Mahmoud Abbas, who was summoned to Riyadh in January.
In Riyadh, Abbas was shown the parameters of US President Donald Trump’s 'deal of the century' and he returned to Ramallah in a state of shock. The Saudi crown prince reportedly told Abbas he would have to suffice with a Palestinian state ‘minus’. This meant Israel would retain control over the Jordan valley and would not be required to dismantle any ‘settlement’ in Judea and Samaria. The final municipal borders of Jerusalem would be determined in bilateral negotiations between the sides, meaning Israel would be given veto-right over any Palestinian plan to establish east Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state. Media later reported that the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis could become the Palestinian capital according to the Saudi-American plan. Cont'd: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/243007

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AFTER NETANYAHU SAID TO CHANGE HIS MIND ABOUT CALLING ABOUT EARLY ELECTIONS
Ministers give factions freedom in voting on conscription bill, agree to pass budget election_netanyahu.0.jpg
In last-minute deal, coalition okays compromise to dodge early elections
By Michael Bachner Image: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the weekly government conference at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on March 11, 2018.(Marc Israel Sellem/Pool)
Today, March 13, 2018 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government reached a compromise deal on Tuesday evening after a long day of intense talks, apparently solving a coalition crisis that had almost caused early elections to be called. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted unanimously to allow coalition party leaders freedom in instructing their faction how to vote on an ultra-Orthodox-backed bill exempting Haredi students from joining the IDF. Cont'd: https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-last-minute-deal-coalition-okays-compromise-to-dodge-early-elections

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CAUGHT ON TAPE: ISLAMIST ERDOGAN MAKES HAND-SIGN OF ULTRANATIONALIST "GREY WOLVES"
By Tyler Durden - March 13, 2018 - Video - With the characteristic greeting gesture of Turkish ultranationalists and neo-fascists Grey Wolves, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted the crowd at a meeting of his party AKP in Mersin, in South Turkey.he Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) with which Erdogan has made an alliance ahead of the 2019 elections. The characteristic hand sign used by Grey Wolves and MHP supporters represents a wolf head. In Turkish nationalist myth, the Turks originate from a wolf. Next to Erdogan, a high-ranking official – maybe a minister? – had raised his hand in the Rabia sign, a gesture symbolizing the resistance of the Muslim Brotherhood to the Sisi regime in Egypt.
When the crowds began to shout at Erdogan to engage them in the military operaiton in Afrin, he told them “When it is time to order the mobilization, I will join first and then all of you, because we believe in martyrdom,” he replied.
“They do not know the Turks, they do not know the Turkish nation, they do not know the Turkish armed forces,” he warned. There is talk that the part of the MHP will challenge the alliance with Erdogan in the next elections. Cities in the south of Turkey were the first to vote for MHP when it gained power in the beginning of 2000’s. PoliticsWar Conflict. Cont'd: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-12/caught-tape-islamist-erdogan-makes-hand-sign-ultranationalist-grey-wolves

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PALESTINIAN PM SURVIVES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT AS CONVOY BOMBED DURING GAZA VISIT
By Khaled Abu Toameh and Agencies - March 11, 2018 - Rami Hamdallah and PA intelligence chief Majed Faraj unhurt; PA holds Hamas responsible for 'murderous' attack; Israel treats wounded at Erez crossing Video - Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah survived an apparent assassination attempt when a bomb went off next to his convoy as he visited the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, wounding several people, officials and Palestinian media reported. The PA said Hamdallah and PA General Intelligence Chief Majed Faraj, who was accompanying him, were unhurt. However, media reports said several bystanders were injured. Their condition was not immediately clear. PA civil affairs minister Hussein Al Sheikh said the Hamas group, which rules Gaza, would be held fully responsible for this “murderous” assassination attempt and warned that this was an unprecedented dangerous development that would have grave consequences for Hamas... Cont'd:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/explosion-reported-near-palestinian-pms-convoy-during-gaza-visit


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PROPHETIC "TRUMP CYRUS TEMPLE HALF SHEKEL SILVER COIN"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sfppIh4gdo
BREAKING: SANHEDRIN AND TEMPLE MOVEMENT ISSUE COIN SHOWING TRUMP AND CYRUS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0iBY2yn8J8

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MUST SEE: NOAHDE LAWS FOR THE THIRD TEMPLE
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NETANYAHU CALLS NIKKI HALEY A 'TSUNAMI OF FRESH AIR' AT UN
Image: March 8, 2018 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel meeting with U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley at the United Nations in New York, March 8, 2018. (Haim Zach/Israeli Government Press Office)
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, that she was like a “tsunami of fresh air” at the body.
“I wanted to tell you how much we appreciate the defense of Israel and the truth that the president and you bring into these cloistered halls that are so damp, you know, with anti-Israel venom,” Netanyahu said Thursday in his meeting with Haley at the United Nations in New York. “It’s not a breath of fresh air, it’s like a tsunami of fresh air.”
The U.S. and Israeli delegations to the United Nations have worked closely for decades to combat the institution’s anti-Israel bias, but Haley, with President Donald Trump’s blessing, has made it a focus of her ambassadorship. She has blocked the appointment of Palestinian officials to U.N.-affiliated groups, pulled the U.S. out of the world body’s cultural arm for failing to recognize the Western Wall as holy to Jews and vocally pushed back against bias in a number of forums. “It’s amazing,” Haley told Netanyahu. “I mean, really, it was just abusive before, and I think I’ve told you that before. I mean, I feel bad for [Israeli Ambassador] Danny [Danon] and what he’s had to put up with but it was abusive before,” she said. “But it’s actually starting to get a little bit better. I mean, they don’t want to get yelled at, right? So they just realized that.” Netanyahu and Haley also discussed the threat posed by Iran. Cont'd:.https://www.jta.org/2018/03/08/
news-opinion/israel-middle-east/netanyahu-in-meeting-with-nikki-haley-calls-ambassador-a-tsunami-of-fresh-air-at-un

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ARABS ADVISING ABBAS TO ACCEPT TRUMP PEACE PLAN OR RISK LOSING OUT
Arab diplomat tells Egyptian newspaper that Palestinians should take what they can now rather than reject proposal out of hand and see settlements grow unfettered
By Khaled Abu Toameh - A number of Arab countries have advised Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to accept whatever US President Donald Trump proposes in the context of his long-awaited Middle East peace plan, according to a Thursday report. The report in the the privately-owned Egyptian newspaper Al Shorouk cited an Arab diplomat in Cairo, who warned that the Palestinians may in the future “regret” not having accepted what they consider today to be too little. Cont'd: https://www.timesofisrael.com/arabs-advising-abbas-to-accept-trump-peace-plan-or-risk-losing-out-report/

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IRAN WARNS NEW EU SANCTIONS WILL DIRECTLY AFFECT NUCLEAR DEAL
Image: Abbas Araghchi (C-R), political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, and the Secretary General of the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid (C-L) along with delegates attend E3/EU+3 and Iran talks at Palais Coburg in Vienna, Austria on March 16, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR)
Deputy foreign minister says a 'big mistake' for European powers to impose punitive measures to appease Trump administration
Iran warns new EU sanctions will ‘directly’ affect nuclear deal
By TOI staff and Agencies - March 17, 2018 - A senior Iranian official warned the EU Saturday that any new, non-nuclear sanctions imposed in an effort to appease the Trump administration would be a “big mistake,” and said the move would directly affect the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. “In case some European countries are following steps to put non-nuclear sanctions against Iran in order to please the American president, they will be making a big mistake and they will see the direct result of that on the nuclear deal,” Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi was quoted as saying in state-run media, according to the Reuters news agency.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-warns-new-eu-sanctions-will-directly-affect-nuclear-deal

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NETANYAHU TAKEN TO JERUSALEM HOSPITAL WITH HIGH FEVER
Prime minister's condition worsened after he failed to get proper rest to overcome illness, physician says; deputy health minister says all tests negative and he's 'feeling better'
By TOI STAFF - March 27, 2018 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coughing while addressing an annual health conference in Tel Aviv on March 27, 2018. (AFP / JACK GUEZ) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to a Jerusalem hospital on Tuesday evening after suffering from a high fever and coughing, his office said.
Netanyahu, 68, was ordered to undergo a series of tests at Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Karem, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. The statement listed his symptoms as a high fever and “coughs,” without providing further details. The hospital said the prime minister was undergoing preliminary tests. According to the Hadashot news outlet, doctors were considering keeping him overnight. However, Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman later said Netanyahu’s tests had all come up negative and he was “feeling better.”
The Ynet news site reported that he underwent an X-ray and results were normal. According to the site, his condition was not life-threatening. The prime minister’s condition initially worsened because he had not taken enough rest to fully recover from an illness two weeks ago, Netanyahu’s personal physician Zvi Berkowitz said in the PMO statement, sent out just before 10 p.m. He was taken to the hospital in his normal car and not an ambulance, according to Hadashot news.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-hospitalized-with-high-fever

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PALESTINIAN TERROR GROUPS SEETHE OVER SAUDI CROWN PRINCE'S PRO-ISRAEL COMMENTS
A silent on Mohammed bin Salman's remarks recognizing Israel's right to homeland; Hamas, PFLP, Islamic Jihad rage against Riyadh
By Khaled Abu Toameh - April 4, 2018
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting at the United Nations on March 27, 2018, in New York. (AFP PHOTO / Bryan R. Smith) Palestinian terror groups on Wednesday accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of paving the way for “normalization” between the Arab countries and Israel.
Salman, in an interview published Monday, recognized Israel’s right to exist and extolled the prospect of future diplomatic relations between his kingdom and the Jewish state. His remarks, which have enraged many Palestinians and Arabs, were made during an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg. Asked whether he believes “the Jewish people have a right to a nation-state in at least part of their ancestral homeland,” he replied: “I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation. I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land.”
https://www.timesofisrael.com/palestinian-terror-groups-slam-saudi-crown-prince

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AS ISRAEL RAPIDLY APPROACHES 70TH ANNIVERSARY, THE MAN WHO FOUGHT FOR AN UNDIVIDED JERUSALEM FOR ISRAEL MAY SOON BE GONE
Yitzhak Rabin wanted to divide the land of Israel and create a Palestinian state. God allowed him to be shot and killed by one of his own people on November 4, 1995. Ariel Sharon wanted to divide the land to create a Palestinian state, and God allowed him to be taken down by a stroke in 2006 and eventually die in a coma. So along comes Benjamin Netanyahu who insists on an undivided Jerusalem for Israel, and he becomes the second-longest serving leader they have had. But with May 14th, 2018 now less than 8 weeks away, Netanyahu's world is crumbling and so is Trump's. The more I ponder on all this, the more I become convinced that the only reason God allowed Trump to win was to move that Embassy to Jerusalem to trigger events yet unknown but absolutely related to the end times.
By Geoffrey Grider March 20, 2018
I feel that the freight train of Bible prophecy is about to collide with current events in such a way that is going to knock this world for a loop, maybe two or three.

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

The importance of Jerusalem to the nation of Israel in the end times cannot be overstated, for it is the fabric on which the bulk of Bible prophecy hangs. Read carefully the two verses from the book of Joel quoted above, and you will see some very important things related to the last days. The importance of Israel having a leader like Benjamin Netanyahu who, despite whatever his faults may be, has devoted his entire public life to the preservation of an undivided Jerusalem for the Jewish people. Do you think that's a coincidence that he is the leader God has given the Jews leading up to May 14, 2018?
 
Do you think that it's also a coincidence that as Netanyahu finally gets an American president who is staunchly on his side, and fighting for Jerusalem for the Jews, that both he and Trump's reigns are teetering on the brink of collapse? Listen to what Newsweek has to say about Netanyahu, Trump and Jerusalem in the March 23rd issue: "When Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington earlier this month, it should have been a political triumph, a moment of exultation. For most of his 12 years in power, the hawkish Israeli prime minister was forced to work with presidents who despised him, left-leaning Democrats who talked about settlements and Palestinian statehood. Now, he has Donald Trump. Their March 5 meeting at the White House was the first since the U.S. announced plans to relocate the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem this spring. Israeli politicians had long demanded the move; Netanyahu was the one to deliver it. Ever the flatterer, he compared Trump to Cyrus, the Persian ruler who freed his Jewish subjects 2,500 years ago and let them return to Jerusalem."

Yitzhak Rabin wanted to divide the land of Israel and create a Palestinian state. God allowed him to be shot and killed by one of his own people on November 4, 1995. Ariel Sharon wanted to divide the land to create a Palestinian state, and God allowed him to be taken down by a stroke in 2006 and eventually die in a coma. So along comes Benjamin Netanyahu who insists on an undivided Jerusalem for Israel, and he becomes the second-longest serving leader they have had. But with May 14th, 2018 now less than 8 weeks away, Netanyahu's world is crumbling and so is Trump's. The more I ponder on all this, the more I become convinced that the only reason God allowed Trump to win was to move that Embassy to Jerusalem to trigger events yet unknown but absolutely related to the end times.

I feel that the freight train of Bible prophecy is about to collide with current events in such a way that is going to knock this world for a loop, maybe two or three. The "those days" of Joel's prophecy are yet future, but their fulfillment is going to be sooner and not later. So with regard to Joel's prophecy of the time of Jacob's trouble, please note the following bullet points.

" JERUSALEM TO BE DIVIDED: Joel tells us that the final days before the Second Coming at the Battle of Armageddon, Jerusalem has already been divided. Joel lists this as one the main things responsible for God convening all the nations of the world to face the King of Kings in the Valley of Megiddo. It is a theme repeated by nearly half a dozen of the Old Testament prophets. So ask yourself this, if God is willing to stage the entire Battle of Armageddon because Jerusalem was divided, how important is Jerusalem going to be on May 14, 2018?
 
"Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy." Zephaniah 3:8 (KJV)

I don't know if Benjamin Netanyahu is guilty, innocent, partly guilty, or any combination thereof and frankly, I don't care
If it all ends today, Benjamin Netanyahu has had a storybook career as leader of the world's only holy land. Like President Trump in America, he has survived all challenges and beaten all the odds time and time again. When Netanyahu won again in 2015, it was referred to by many in Israel as an 'open miracle'. I believe that God has allowed both Netanyahu and Trump to lead their respective countries exactly for "such a time as this", and to set events in place that will trigger the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

"For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place." Jeremiah 29:10 (KJV)

I believe that sometime in the month of May, both these long-simmering events and recent developments are going to come to a boil, and that the God of Abraham is going to insert Himself yet again into the greatest story ever told. The story of the coming King, and the Kingdom prepared for Him from before the foundations of the world.
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/as-israel-rapidly-approaches-70th-anniversary-man-who-fought-for-an-undivided-jerusalem-may-be-gone/


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