The Powerful Message a Prominent Media Group Just Sent to Obama and Congress About Israel and the ‘Providential Hand of God’
Feb. 26, 2015 2:25pm Billy Hallowell
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The board of directors of the premiere international association of Christian media professionals unanimously adopted a resolution at its annual convention this week calling on the United States to stand by Israel — and proclaiming that the Jewish state’s existence is evidence of the “providential hand of God.”
The National Religious Broadcasters, an international association whose members represent tens of millions of listeners, readers and viewers, included a call to prayer as well as an affirmation that the Jewish state is a special nation with biblical roots.
“Israel’s history, including the creation and continued existence of the modern State of Israel, reveals the providential hand of God and His commitment to fulfilling His promises in His Holy Word, the Bible,” the resolution reads, in part.
It continues, “The State of Israel today shares a special relationship with the United States as nations committed to freedom and democratic governance that respects the rule of law and the rights of minorities.”
The National Religious Broadcasters’ board of directors is made up of about 100 leaders in the Christian communications world who unanimously called for prayer for the “peace of Jerusalem,” as is called for in Psalm 122:6-9.
Their message comes just days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress in Washington, D.C.
“Israel continues to be subjected to hostile threats, attacks, and terrorism,” the resolution proclaims.
See the document in its entirety below:
National Religious Broadcasters
In a statement announcing the adoption of the resolution, National Religious Broadcasters president Dr. Jerry A. Johnson urged President Barack Obama and Congress to let the world know that the United States intends to continue its deep relationship with Israel
“The democratic principles upheld by Israel offer Christians and other persecuted groups in the region a hope for peace and liberty,” Johnson said. “We cannot allow that beacon of freedom to be darkened.”
Read the resolution in its entirety here.
Israel Defense Forces:
Iron Dome Missile Defense SystemIDF:
The Iron Dome missile defense system, designed and developed by Israel and jointly funded through the United States, is a response to the threats Israel faces from short and medium-range rockets and mortar shells fired by Palestinian terrorists inGaza. The system has the capability to identify and destroy such projectiles before they land in Israeli territory and is considered one of the most effective anti-missile systems in the world.
IDF Soldiers man an Iron Dome battery
Iron Dome is comprised of three key components:
(1) the design and tracking radar, built by the Elta defense company;
(2) the battle management and weapon control system, designed by the mPrest Systems software company; and,
(3) the missile firing unit, manufactured by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
One of the most advanced features of Iron Dome is its capability to determine where an incoming rocket will land and to only intercept such projectiles that pose meaningful threats to populated civilian areas.
LATEST VIDEO: Time for a Political Union of Jews & Christians?
Published on Apr 20, 2015
by Christine Darg
At our recent Passover convocation in Jerusalem, Middle East analyst Avi Lipkin explained his vision for the Bible Block Party in Israel: Jews and Christians, a powerful and prophetic alliance! This video is Part 2 of Avi’s recent talk. Part 1 is “Why Is the Mideast in Crisis?”
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Netanyahu to Jewish Leaders: No Responsible Israeli PM Could Pass Up Congress Speech
JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, addressing a visiting delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Monday in Jerusalem, called it his “sacred duty” to speak to Congress on March 3 about the danger of a nuclear Iran.
While Netanyahu’s speech has been questioned by the White House, some Congressional Democrats, and some Jewish organizations on the grounds that House Speaker John Boehner did not consult President Barack Obama about his invitation of the prime minister, Netanyahu said, “I think the real question that should be asked is, how could any responsible Israeli prime minister refuse to speak to Congress on a matter so important to Israel’s survival? How could anyone refuse an invitation to speak on a matter that could affect our very existence when such an invitation is offered?”
Netanyahu said he is going to Congress because Israel “has been offered the opportunity to make its case on this crucial issue before the world’s most important parliament; because a speech before Congress allows Israel to present its position to the elected representatives of the American people and to a worldwide audience; because Congress has played a critical role in applying pressure to the Iranian regime—the very pressure that has brought the ayatollahs to the negotiating table in the first place; and because Congress may very well have a say on the parameters of any final deal with Iran.”
He added, “I don’t see this issue in partisan terms. The survival of Israel is not a partisan issue. It concerns everyone, all the supporters of Israel from every political stripe.”
Erdogan And The Prime Minister Of The Turkey, Just Made This Declaration To The Entire Islamic World: ‘We Will Gather Together Kurds And Arabs, And All Of The Muslim World, And Invade Jerusalem, And Create A One World Islamic Empire’
by Ted on May 27, 2015 in Featured, General
By Theodore Shoebat
By Allah’s will, Jerusalem belongs to the Kurds, the Turks, the Arabs, and to all Muslims. And as our forefathers fought side by side at Gallipoli, and just as our forefathers went together to liberate Jerusalem with Saladin, we will march together on the same path [to liberate Jerusalem].These are the words just declared by Dovutoglu, the Prime Minister of Turkey. You would think its coming straight from the mouth of the Antichrist.
Erdogan and Dovutoglu at their speech in which they spoke of the revival of the Ottoman Empire and the conquest of Jerusalem
The amazing speeches by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu were given at the inauguration ceremony at the country’s 55th airport in Yuksekova district of southeastern border province of Hakkari, in which they made an entire declaration to the Islamic world, on their desire to conquer Jerusalem and form a universal Islamic empire.
Prime Minister Davutoglu said that an agreement was made with President Erdogan to name the Yuksekova Airport in as Selahaddin Eyyubi Airport, after Saladin of the Ayyubids, the Kurdish-origin Muslim conqueror of al-Quds, or Jerusalem, and one of the great enemies of the Christian crusaders, especially Richard the Lionheart.
In the conference Davutoglu declared the universally Islamic aspiration to conquer Jerusalem:
By Allah’s will, Jerusalem belongs to the Kurds, the Turks, the Arabs, and to all Muslims. And as our forefathers fought side by side at Gallipoli, and just as our forefathers went together to liberate Jerusalem with Saladin, we will march together on the same path [to liberate Jerusalem].
Many of the English media outlets, like World Bulletin, are trying to cover up the reality of this speech, and are actually falsifying the translation, saying that the speech is “to give a message of unity and brotherhood.” This is false, as we have already demonstrated. Arabic media clearly shows the accurate translation. Arab media is calling it for what it is, “We will march to liberate Jerusalem: Says Davutuglo In Naming The Airport Saladin,” says the headline of Hasrr.
Hakkari Airport where the speech was made. Notice the photos of Erdugan and Dovutoglu
Here is the speech on video:
Again, here we have the prime minister, with Erdogan, declaring the Islamic desire to conquer Jerusalem. This desire to retake Jerusalem is the same sentiment that the Muslims of the Middle Ages were fighting to fulfill. Now that Turkey wants to pursue this very same conquests, it is obvious that we are going back to Medieval Times. They are praising Saladin who fought a very fierce battle with Richard the Lionheart in the Battle of Acre, in which the Christians won, and who defeated the Christians in the Battle of Jerusalem, and they are also speaking of the Battle of Gallipoli, in which the Muslims defeated the Christian English.
Erdogan made more revealing statements on going back to the Crusades, declaring that he communicates with the soul of Saladin (which is necromancy), going so far as to say that he was in the presence of Saladin. The Turkish media outlet, Anadolu, quoted the statement of Erdogan from his speech:
I am sure the great commander [Saladin] is bringing together all the people of the Middle East into the one army that defeated the Crusaders. He [Saladin] is currently witnessing what we are doing here spiritually. I was in his spiritual presence and I am addressing him [Saladin] here in Hakkari with the mighty men, be it eastern, brave south eastern, valiant Anatolian, in old Turkey, they all promise you, O Saladin, if you united the brothers in the Middle East and so will we. You [Saladin] said, ‘Jerusalem is not for the Crusaders.’, Saladin you witness this, Allah witnesses this.
Talking to the dead is against orthodox Sunni Islam, but it is not against Sufi Islam, in which Rumi (the top theologian of Sufism) encouraged the communication with the souls of dead Sufi masters. Erdogan is proclaiming himself to be a reincarnation of Saladin, and he says that if anyone sees Saladin (that is, him, “Erdogan”) as God. Erdogan is making himself to be another Christ, hijacking the words of Jesus, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9), to himself. He ended his speech with:
Jerusalem is for the Muslims, and not for Israel. Why should continue to be friends with those who stomped their boots, stepping on Masjid al-Aqsa (the Temple Mount). They insist that we (Turkey and Israel) have to be friends? I say, we will not!
Erdogan’s speech is even more amazing, he said:
One people, one flag, one nation, and one state
Here Erdogan is speaking of the Caliphate state, the universal Islamic empire of the Ottomans. This is a direct declaration to revive the Ottoman Empire. Davutoglu’s statements also included similar rhetoric:
The Turkish government does not differentiate, from East to West… We intend to put together all of the regions of our nations and we will bring closer this regions back together.
What Davutoglu is saying is that whatever was East of Turkey that was Ottoman, and whatever was West of Turkey, that was Ottoman, we will bring back together under the Ottoman.
Updated to correct Turkish translation
“O Saladin, if you united the brothers in the Middle East and so will we. You [Saladin] said, ‘Jerusalem is not for the Crusaders.’, Saladin you witness this, Allah witnesses this.”