Sunday, December 13, 2015

'By the Numbers': Watch New Short Film on Muslim Opinions and Demographics



The Clarion Project's new film, "By the Numbers" is an honest and open discussion about Muslim opinions and demographics. Narrated by Raheel Raza, president of Muslims Facing Tomorrow, this short film is about the acceptance that radical Islam is a bigger problem than most politically correct governments and individuals are ready to admit.

The film addresses the questions: Is ISIS, the Islamic State, trying to penetrate the US with the refugee influx? Are Muslims radicalised on U.S. soil? Are organizations such as CAIR, who purport to represent American Muslims, accepting and liberal or radicalized with links to terror organizations?

"By the Numbers" is an important film for our day and certainly worth a watch.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Israeli Teen Returns from 15 Minutes of Clinical Death with Spiritual Messages Concerning the Coming Redemption


Source: BreakingIsraelNews.com

A 15-year-old secular Israeli boy named Natan had a near death experience on Monday, September 28, 2015 and returned to life describing Biblical prophecies about the End of Days.

In a video posted on YouTube, Natan is shown speaking to an Orthodox Jewish audience in a synagogue in Israel, just days after his near death experience. He relates his understanding of what was revealed to him in the next world during the 15 minutes that he was pronounced clinically dead.

Rabbi Rami Levy, who sits beside Natan and helps the teen tell his story, claims that Natan did not study in a Jewish religious school and did not learn the things he spoke about from the Bible. Levy himself was raised in a secular, anti-religious Israeli family. In 1982, while performing reserve duty in the Israeli army, he survived the Lebanon War through a miracle of Divine intervention. Levy subsequently became religious and was eventually ordained as a rabbi.

Natan’s near death experience happened on the first night of this past Sukkot, which was also the night of the final Blood Moon. At the home of his uncle, where he went to visit for the holiday, Natan began feeling unwell. He described suddenly shivering and felt cold in his arms and legs. Natan decided to go and rest and, in those moments, felt his soul exit his body through his nose.

Among the various spiritual messages experienced by Natan, which can be heard beginning at the 35 minute mark of the video, the young boy speaks about the messiah standing on the Mount of Olives and determining who is worthy to be saved. Natan describes this future scene saying that “the mountain simply opens…it splits in two,” though not by earthquake and not by atomic bomb. This vision matches a prophecy in Zechariah that the Mount of Olives, located just east of the Old City of Jerusalem, will split and create a valley.

And on that day His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem from the east. And the Mount of Olives shall split in the midst thereof-toward the east and toward the west-a very great valley. And half the mountain shall move to the north, and half of it to the south. (Zechariah 14:4)

In describing the qualities of the messiah, Natan said, “The Mashiach (messiah) is first of all someone who can’t sin. Someone who repented. Who didn’t commit any transgressions. It can’t be that the Mashiach is someone who committed transgressions. Now it can be someone who we actually know very well. Lots and lots of people know him, according to what I understood. But everyone will be very, very surprised that he is of all people the Mashiach.”

Just before the 36 minute mark, Natan claims that the messiah will kill Gog, the leader of the nation of Magog, who will be a critical player in the final war of Gog and Magog and will bury him in Israel. This claim is consistent with a prophecy in Ezekiel that Gog will be buried in Israel.

And it shall come to pass on that day that I will give Gog a place there as a grave in Israel, the valley of them who pass along the east side of the sea, and it will then stop those who pass along. And there shall they bury Gog and all his hordes, and they shall call it the Valley of Hamon Gog. (Ezekiel 39:11)

Toward the end of the portion of the video, Natan describes the power of the Messiah to discern a person’s holiness. “I also saw that the moment Har haZeitim (Mount of Olives) splits into two, then the Mashiach will stand at the entrance, but he won’t…he won’t see who is religious, who has a beard and who a person is. What he will see is – he sees according to a person’s holiness, he will smell each person, he will smell if someone has holiness, if he is pure, if he did mitzvot (God’s commandments), if he performed acts of kindness. To see if he really has true fear of Heaven and not just fear of punishment, and things like that.”

The idea that the messiah will be able to discern the righteousness of a person based on something other than physical appearance is reflected in a prophecy from Isaiah that describes the gifts of the messiah, including the ability to judge without relying on what his eyes see or what his ears hear.

And he shall be animated by the fear of the Lord, and neither with the sight of his eyes shall he judge, nor with the hearing of his ears shall he chastise. (Isaiah 11:-3)

The release of the video has caused two types of major reactions – amazement mixed with fear or incredulity and denial. Susan Constantine is a world renowned body language expert specializing in deception detection. She has appeared as an expert on television and radio shows and in print publications in the US and abroad over 1,000 times. She reviewed the video at the request of a client.

Although she is not an expert in the Jewish content of Natan’s testimony, Constantine verified the credibility of Natan’s presentation. In a statement she provided to Breaking Israel News, Constantine asserted, “I have reviewed the entire video and it is my professional opinion the boy Natan truthfully believes he experienced a visitation in heaven and was not being deceptive.”

The Hebrew video that was first released in early October is nearly two hours long. A partial version with English subtitles was released earlier this month.

The following is the partial video (39 minutes) with English subtitles. Fast forward to 27:30 for Natan's stunning description of the Messiah, the coming war of Gog, and his identification of Gog.



The following is the full video (1 hour 48 minutes, Hebrew only):

With Open Gates: The Forced Collective Suicide of European Nations

In light of the tragic events that occurred in Paris on November 13, 2015, every conscientious person should watch the following video on the migrant crisis in Europe. Is this the end of Europe as we know it?


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Israel's Legal Founding


When the state of Israel was founded in 1948, it was done so with the approval of the United Nations. But today, Israel's enemies routinely challenge the legitimacy of its very existence. So, under international law, who's right? Israel? Or its enemies?

Of all the countries that have come into existence in the last century, no country's birth certificate is more legitimate than that of Israel. One reason is that many of the men who founded the country—Theodore Herzl, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, David Ben Gurion, Menachem Begin, and Yitzchak Shamir—were either lawyers or had legal training. They were obsessed with "making it legal."

Unlike almost every other country, lawyers, not generals, were the midwives of Israel's birth—or more accurately re-birth, since it had existed as an independent country twice before in history. Step by legal step Israel moved legally toward nationhood...

The phenomenon of questioning the very right of Israel to exist as the nation-state of the Jewish people cannot be explained on legal grounds or on any other rational basis, for that matter. So, then, how can this worldwide attack on Israel alone be explained? Alan Dershowitz explains.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

November 13, 2015: Praying for France


Catholics for Israel extends its heartfelt sympathy to the people of Paris and France today as they mourn the loss of so many loved ones and come to grips again with the scourge of Islamic terrorism.

Our prayers are especially with the victims and their families. May God grant comfort and peace to those who mourn.

May He grant the grace of conversion and salvation to all Muslims, especially those who espouse violence and terrorism. May the Lord and Messiah of Israel, Jesus of Nazareth, reveal himself not only to  Muslims, but also to all Europeans who have become estranged from God.

May the Lord lead Europe back to her Christian roots, and may He give wisdom and courage to politicians, so that they are able make the right decisions for the protection and welfare of their citizens.



Litanie pour la France
Notre-Dame de Paris, priez pour votre peuple.
Notre-Dame de Lourdes, priez pour votre peuple.
Notre-Dame de La Salette, priez pour votre peuple.
Notre Dame de la Médaille Miraculeuse, priez pour votre peuple.

St. Denis, priez pour votre pays.
St. Martin de Tours, priez pour votre pays.
St. Louis, priez pour votre pays.
St. Jeanne d'Arc, priez pour votre pays
St. Vincent de Paul, priez pour votre pays.
St. Thérèse de Lisieux, priez pour votre pays.
St. Jean-Marie Vianney, priez pour votre pays.
St. Pierre Favre, priez pour votre pays.
St. Marguerite-Marie Alocoque, priez pour votre pays.
St. Catherine Labouré, priez pour votre pays.
St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, priez pour pays.
St. Bernadette Soubirous, priez pour votre pays.
St. Geneviève, priez pour votre ville.
Tous les saints de la France,
priez pour ceux qui pleurent.
Sacré Coeur de Jésus,
consolez nous dans notre tristesse.
Amen.



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bethlehem Bible College Scores Propaganda Point Against Peace

By Dexter Van Zile

Originally posted at: blogs.timesofisrael.com

One of the most troubling aspects about the Arab-Israeli conflict is how self-described peacemaking institutions have engaged in the ugly propaganda war against the Jewish State. Christian non-profits are some of the worst offenders.

World Vision, a multibillion-dollar charity supported by Christians from countries throughout the globe, has a long history of condemning Israel and singling it out for criticism. But while it has repeatedly condemned Israel, it offers hardly a word of criticism at the Jewish state’s Muslim and Arab adversaries in the Middle East.

It’s a shocking actually. The organization, which bills itself as a child welfare organization, remains mostly (but not entirely), silent about Hamas’ use of human shields during its wars with Israel and says nothing about the use of child labor in smuggling tunnels between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. Nor does it say anything about how Palestinian leaders have taught a generation of children to hate Jews. Those are crimes against children that World Vision simply cannot confront. It can confront the use of child labor in mines in the Congo, but not in tunnels in the Gaza Strip.

Another example: World Vision’s Affiliate in the United States published an article about Armenia that highlights the suffering Armenians endured under Communist rule, but makes no mention of the genocide perpetrated by the Young Turks, the founders of the modern state of Turkey between 1915 and 1922.

Apparently, it’s safe to offend the Jews with constant and harassing criticism of their homeland, but Hamas and Turkey, well that’s another matter. You don’t want to mess with them. World Vision staffers in the Middle East might get killed if the organization starts talking about the misdeeds of Arab and Muslim rulers. So they stay quiet.

Great Britain offers another example with “Embrace the Middle East. “This organization, which came to prominence in the early 1900s by assisting the victims of the Armenian Genocide regularly assails Israel with criticism, but is not so forthcoming or vociferous when confronted with human rights abuses perpetrated against Christians by Muslim extremists in the Middle East. In particular the organization’s leader, Jeremy Moodey is quick to condemn Israel for knocking down trees in the West Bank, but good luck finding similarly harsh criticism of Hamas in his writings. With the story of Israeli villainy, he tells, Moodey obliquely condones violence against Israel.

These one-sided condemnations, from Christian charities no less, hinder the cause of peace and  human rights in the Middle East. If life is to improve in the region, Arab and Muslim leaders will need to change their ways of thinking and acting in a big way. But if Christian peacemakers remain silent about the changes that Arab and Muslim leaders need to make in the societies they govern while condemning Israel left right and center (which is what they do), they give people reason to think all the suffering in the region is the fault of the Jews and their state. It also gives Muslim and Arab leaders reason to think they can continue to point the finger of blame at Israel to distract their people and the rest of the world from their own misdeeds. The moral confusion sown by Christian charities and non-profits is simply a disgrace.

The phenomenon manifested itself in an article published on “Lapidomedia,” a news site operated by  the Centre for Religious Literacy in World Affairs. In an article published on Oct. 28, 2015, Lapidomedia declares that Israel is “shunning” a peace studies program run by Bethlehem Bible  College in the West Bank. Lapidomedia reports “The Arab world’s first Master’s degree in Peace Studies — developed by a Bethlehem college — is getting the brush-off from a government whose commitment to peace is already being questioned from within the Jewish world.”

According to the article, Israel is giving this so-called peace program the brush-off by not giving its students the visas they need to attend classes at the college. As a result, one student from Canada is violating Israeli law by entering the West Bank with a tourist visa and using this visa to attend classes at the school. Aside from giving an interview to Lapidomedia (under an assumed name) the student is keeping a low profile on the Internet.

“My fear is maybe they would become aware of what I’m doing and reject any subsequent tourist visas,” the student said.

A close read of the article indicates, however, that the student in question did not even apply for the visa in question because officials at the school told him “not even to try.” So the entire article’s premise — that Israel is “shunning” the peace program at Bethlehem Bible College is based on
pure conjecture that Israel would deny the student the visa he needs to study at the school. The failure of Israel to give an unnamed student a visa he never applied for is the only real bit of evidence that the Jewish state is “shunning” Bethlehem Bible College’s peace program.

The article also fails to mention that Bethlehem Bible College is Dhimmi Central in the West Bank. Dhimmi, as readers should know, is the term used to describe non-Muslims, Christians and Jews especially, who live as beleaguered minorities in Muslim-majority environments and as a result, must
behave in a submissive manner toward the rulers of these areas in order to practice their non-Muslim faith.

If you listen to Palestinian Christians closely you’ll very rarely hear them condemn radical Muslims by name for the terrible things they say about Jews. In 2012, for example, Mufti Muhammad Hussein, a prominent imam affiliated with the Palestinian Authority, declared, “Muslims’ destiny is to kill Jews. Resurrection will come only after Jews are killed by Muslims.” Good luck finding evidence of the folks at Bethlehem Bible College issuing a statement condemning this type of hate speech. They will, however, get an article in “Lapedomedia” beating up on Israel

If the folks at Bethlehem Bible College were serious about being “peacemakers” they would publicly demonstrate against PA and Hamas-sponsored anti-Semitism in Palestinian society. Israelis condemn their leaders all the time. Groups like B’Tselem protest in favor of Palestinian rights. Gish, another organization in Israel, does the same thing. Israel is filled with NGOs that advocate for “the other” in Israeli society. The Christians at Bethlehem Bible College rely on Jewish self-criticism to make their case against Israel to Westerners, but in the main, do not engage in the same rhetoric against their own leaders.

The reason is simple. It’s safe for Palestinian Christians to condemn Israel to their co-religionists in the West, because to do so affirms their value to the Palestinian cause. And that’s what the Christians at Bethlehem Bible College do. They organize “Christ at the Checkpoint” conferences held every two years at their school.

The security barrier is condemned regularly at these conferences, but the anti-Israel incitement? No so much. It’s understandable. If it’s not safe for well-connected international charities like World Vision to speak about the misdeeds of Arab and Muslim leaders in the Middle East, just imagine how
difficult it would be for Palestinian Christians to condemn them.

During the 2014 Christ at the Checkpoint Conference, Yohanna Katanacho, Academic Dean for Bethlehem Bible College, displayed this cartoon of the Three Wise Men being prevented from visiting the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem by the security barrier Israel built to stop suicide bombers. (Dexter Van Zile)

Nevertheless, Christians who want peace need to condemn Mahmoud Abbas for inveighing against Jews and their “filthy feet” on the Temple Mount, because language like this only adds fuel to the fire. The problem is, the dhimmis who work at Bethlehem Bible College rely on the Abbas-led Palestinian Authority for their safety and well-being, just as Christians in Iraq relied on Saddam Hussein to protect them and Christians in Syria relied on the Assad family for protection.

Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian Christian Lawyer, speaks at a conference organized by the Bethlehem Bible College. (Photo: Dexter Van Zile)

Yes, at one point in the article, Jonathan Kuttab, a Palestinian Christian and a lawyer who serves on Bethlehem Bible College’s board of directors, does criticize the Palestinian Authority. He declares “There is a lot of acceptance of nonviolence in the Palestinian community, but the Palestinian Authority has been so weak in pursuing our rights that it has given peace a bad name.”

PA President Mahmoud Abbas has lionized Palestinians who have stabbed Israeli Jews in cold blood and he’s done this to garner support on the Palestinian “street.” And still Kuttab tries to tell us that, (a) there’s a lot of support for non-violence in Palestinian society and (b) Abbas hasn’t been aggressive enough with Israel.

Is this some sort of joke? With his quote, Kuttab sidesteps the issue of incitement in Palestinian society and gives Abbas leave to let the violence continue. This is not “peacemaking.”

It is however, what we should expect from the folks affiliated with Bethlehem Bible College. Because of their precarious position in the Muslim-majority Palestinian society, the Christians who run the school simply lack the ability to forcefully confront their countrymen about the obstacles to peace in
their society.

They can’t speak vociferously about the failings of the Palestinian Authority and as a result, can’t honestly be described as running a peace center. The school makes gestures of criticism for the benefit of its supporters in the West, but as far as being a force for real reform in Palestinian society, fat chance.

In sum, Bethlehem Bible College is a center for anti-Israel propaganda in the West Bank that serves the interests of the Palestinian Authority. And it masks its status as a front for the PA by calling itself a force for peace. And the folks at the ironically named Centre for Religious Literacy took the bait hook, line and sinker.

Dexter Van Zile is Christian Media Analyst for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Israeli Settlers Assassinate 13-Year Old Child"?


Last week, shocking news were being propagated on websites, blogs and social media with titles such as the following:

13-year-old Ahmad Elmahania brutally killed by Israeli settlers

Israeli Settlers, Police & IDF Assassinate 13-Year Child Ahmad Saleh Elmahania Today

The RIP Humanity – Israeli Police Shot A Palestinian Boy, 13 Years Old

PURE EVIL - The Sadistic Murder of 13 Year Old Ahmad Saleh Elmahania

The evidence presented is indeed very disturbing: a video shows a child lying in agony in a pool of his own blood on the light rail tracks in Jerusalem, surrounded by Israeli security forces and Israeli bystanders who shout insults at him and wish him to die.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT


The comments below the video mince no words at what seems to be appalling Israeli cruelty:
Terrorist Israeli Settlers chased Ahmed through the streets of the illegal Besgat Za'if colony in occupied Jerusalem, screaming for his blood. When they saw Israeli soldiers & police, they screamed the child had stabbed a settler. It was an evil lie. So the police and soldiers opened fire on Ahmed's tiny body. He didn't die at once. He struggled for life, crying for help, but nobody helped him. Instead, they screamed in Hebrew & Arabic, "die, die you mother f****r, die. Die you faggot, die. Die you son of a b***h, die." These were his final terrified moments before death took him. Who are these terrorists? What is this evil? What is the Israeli "state"?
Other commentators are equally harsh in their condemnation of this "brutal crime."

But is this what really happened? As it turns out, almost everything in the above caption is wrong.  First, the boy's name is not Ahmed Elmahania but Ahmad Manasra. Second, the boy was not killed, but was only wounded. Third, a new video surfaced, documenting what actually happened. The video shows that the 13-year-old was in fact out on a murderous rampage. Together with his 15-year-old cousin Hasan Manasra, he attacked and stabbed multiple times a 13 year-old Israeli boy and a 25 year-old Israeli man, seriously injuring both. As the Times of Israel reports:
When eyewitnesses began to run toward the scene of the attack, the two assailants fled. While escaping, one was hit by a car [Ahmad] and seriously injured. An Israel Police officer and Border Police officer eventually caught up with the second attacker [Hasan], who began running toward them with a blade in his hand. A police spokeswoman said the officers fatally shot the stabber after he ignored their calls to halt.
The video confirms the report, showing the attack on the Israeli boy who had just left a shop and was getting on his bike, and then one of the Palestinians (evidently Hasan) charging the Israeli security forces with his knife, prompting them to shoot him.




Following the attack, the 13-year old terrorist was sent to an Israeli hospital for treatment. The moral of the story: don't believe everything you see or hear in the news, especially when reported by pro-Palestinian journalists and activists.

Ahmad Manasra, one of two cousins who went on a stabbing frenzy in Jerusalem on October 12, 2015 is seen at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem on October 15, 2015. Manasra was hit by a car while fleeing from the scene of the attack.  (Source: Times of Israel)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Palestinian Incitement: What Would it Look Like in Your Country?



In the past weeks, Israelis have suffered from dozens of terror attacks: stabbings, shootings, firebombs, rock-throwing, ramming cars into pedestrians - all as the outcome of ongoing Palestinian incitement on social media and TV. Imagine if this was you. Imagine if this was happening in your own country.  It might look like this.




This type of hatred seems surreal, but it is not a fantasy. Incitement kills. How long will the world continue to tolerate this kind of deadly incitement coming from the highest ranks of the Palestinian Authority? Does a people which perpetuates such a culture really deserve its own state? Is it moral for the nations of the world to continue to support it and legitimize it?