Trump, Netanyahu, Both Prosecuted for Phony Crimes

Trump, Netanyahu, Both Prosecuted for Phony Crimes

Both President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are being prosecuted for actions that have never been made criminal

STRIKING PARALLELS
FOR LEADERS OF
U.S. AND ISRAEL

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Tim Buck December 27, 2019

President Donald Trump and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are both facing a similar situation with upcoming elections.

As I’m sure you’re well aware, President Trump was impeached last week by the U.S. House of Representatives. Both counts against the President are not criminal and would never be made criminal by the congress lest the whole gang would be put in prison!

The House decides by investigation and a majority vote if the President has committed an impeachable act. It then sends the Articles of Impeachment outlining the alleged wrong-doing to the Senate.

The Senate decides whether the President should be removed from office via a two-thirds majority vote. Historically, the Senate has acquitted the serving President and left him in place.

Impeachment is very rare. And that this impeachment is taking place less than a year before the 2020 election, has many people seeing it as an attempt to spoil Trump’s re-election chances.

In Israel, there’s a similar situation. Last month Prime Minister Netanyahu was indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. The felonious charges against him say he tried to influence a newspaper for favorable reporting on his campaign and administration. The trial is not set until April, 2020 or later.

However, after two failed attempts to form a government, Netanyahu did agree to a party primary so Likud could choose a new leader. That primary is taking place now, although few experts expect Netanyahu’s challenger, Gideon Sa’ar, to get more than 30 percent of the vote.

But this week a new wrinkle developed. There was a petition filed with Israel’s High Court of Justice. The petition asks the judges to rule if a person under indictment can legally run for office.

A negative ruling will mean that Netanyahu won’t be able to run in the March 2 general election. It will also mean the Likud party will need to turn to Gideon Sa’ar after all, or find another new candidate.

As with Trump, some people are viewing the petition as an attempt to get Netanyahu out of the election – and possibly politics entirely.

The Battle Over Jerusalem

Question: Who are the two most powerful world leaders that support Israel’s right to Jerusalem?

Answer: President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And both facing a vicious attempt of lies to have them removed from office while both face upcoming elections.

Satan has rolled out his playbook to have these two leaders removed. In my view, the two political battles in America and Israel are related and part of the spiritual, end-time battle being waged by Satan with the ultimate prize being control of Jerusalem.

Why is Jerusalem such a Flash-Point?

Satan wants Jerusalem to prevent Jesus from reigning there as King of Kings. This is one of the most significant battlefronts in the Spirit today; it will manifest in fullness at the end of the Tribulation in the battle over Jerusalem we call the Battle of Armageddon, and will be ended by Jesus when He returns to reign from Jerusalem as King over the whole earth.

By going after Trump and Netanyahu at the same time, Satan is attempting to better position himself for the prize of Jerusalem!

Satan is getting desperate which means he knows his time is short! Jesus is coming soon!!!

The Impact on Israel

There have been a few opinion pieces that have asked what impact Trump’s impeachment will have on Israel. It is very unlikely the Senate will remove Trump from office.

Netanyahu’s situation will have a much greater impact on the Jewish State. He has been Prime Minister since 2009, and he’s been involved in Israel’s politics even longer, serving as Prime Minister from 1996-1999.

Having a new Prime Minister would be a large change for Israel no matter what. If Netanyahu is prevented from running again or forced out of politics entirely, it will cause a massive shift in Israel’s political landscape.

It might also lead to major danger.

Prime Minister Netanyahu has called the indictment an “attempted coup.” If enough Israelis feel the same way, it could lead to wide-spread bitterness, resentment, anger and greater political division.

With enemies on nearly every border, Israel can’t afford to be divided against itself.

That’s why it’s more important than ever to stand with Israel.

Diplomatic Turning Point

Diplomatic Turning Point

President Trump makes historical policy shift that, that once again aligns with Bible prophecy, declaring Israeli West Bank housing developments no longer illegal.

Jesus warned in Mathew 24:16-21, that the Jewish people living in the historic region of Judea, now called the West Bank, would be living in a trouble zone and would be forced out in the middle of the Tribulation. Trump’s announcement is sure to stir up the pot!

President Trump’s extraordinary gesture of support for Israel and the rights of the Jewish people have once again touched a prophetic nerve which will reverberate throughout the last days!

In a historic reversal of US policy, the Trump administration announced  it does not view Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal. The policy change was announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington.

The move also means the US no longer sees the West Bank as “occupied territory” but sees it legally belonging to Israel.

In response, U.S. Ambassador David Friedman commented that the new policy “rights a historical wrong and advances the cause of Israeli-Palestinian peace.”

The blockbuster announcement is another stunning, Pro-Israel declaration, in a string of pro-Israel decisions President Trump has made that align with end time prophecy.

According to the prophets Ezekiel, Joel and Zechariah, a controversy will rage over Israel’s land prior to the Second Coming. In the last days, the international community will lay claim to Israel’s land, for a people that it doesn’t belong to.

God says taking any of Israel’s land is a mistake and warns them not to move any land away from Israel.

Zechariah warns that if anyone tries to change the boundaries of the Promised Land they will get hurt and be punished for their actions (Zech. 12:2-3).

 Since taking office, more than any previous POTUS, President Trump has consistently made pro-Israel decisions and aligned U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East in a way that almost always accelerates last day events – Even so come Lord Jesus!

Clashes Between IDF and Syrian Army

Clashes Between IDF and Syrian Army

New realities are emerging in the Middle East

Since the Syrian war broke out in 2011, Israel has been the only military force able to oppose Iran.

Overnight, Israel finds itself in a new season in which the Iranians are free to attack the Saudi oil infrastructure and the Turks are free to invade Syria.

How is all of this effecting Israel!

Israeli soldiers stand guard near the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights on the border between Israel and Syria

Trump’s Syria Pullout is Great for Israel

While some in the pro-Israel community have been decrying President Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops in northern Syria to make way for a Turkish invasion, Israel stands to benefit significantly from the move.

Most pundits don’t seem to understand what’s really going on regarding the whole Trump/Kurd saga and most are too biased to applaud his strategy because they hate President Trump.

If Erdogan would have invaded Syria and killed US troops, they would have said that he dragged the US into an unnecessary war. The president is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.

The balance of power in the Middle East right now favors Iran and Sunni states like Turkey have been offset by the Shiite expansion of Iran. To hobble Iran, Trump launched the most successful sanctions war in history. The sanctions have weakened Iran, thus weakening the Shiites.

However, there is still no one to fight on the ground to prevent the Shiites who continue invading Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, while at the same time, they also keep surrounding Israel with their proxies of Hamas and Hezbollah.

In light of this reality, President Erdogan of Turkey decided it was time to tell Trump that he has decided to is enter Syria as a Sunni power and that he was planning to send thousands of Sunni soldiers inside. Most of those troops he noted, would be Turkish backed Syrian Rebels.

This presented a great opportunity for President Trump. That’s because the decision to withdraw troops in Syria kills two birds with one stone.

On the one hand, Trump is evacuating the US troops, which was his campaign promise and on the other hand he’s injecting a Sunni force into Syria that will challenge (Syria’s Shiite affiliated leader) Assad along with the mullah’s of Iran.

Iran Holding Surprise Military Drills Near Turkish Border

Pressure Mounting on Iran
And since Syria is Iran’s client state, Iran is so concerned, they’ve been positioning themselves and holding military drills along the Iranian -Turkish border. Now Iran finds itself, like the rest of the world, worrying itself over the next moves of Erdogan’s Sunni forces.They need to be worried.This Turkish (Sunni) invasion, with thousands, could become tens of thousands of well trained and well armed Sunni militias.This means that Iranian proxies like Hezbollah are going to have to refocus their efforts away from Israel’s border to fight Turkey’s Sunni forces in the North which is good for Israel.

Most of the Iranian satellite Shiite militias have received orders to abandon the southern front with Israel and move up north and build defenses against Turkey’s invasion.

In other words, Trump’s move, which led to Erdogan’s move, has revived the Syrian civil war which, in effect, is bringing a more balanced Sunni-Shiite struggle, for control of Syria and Iraq back into the region.

And as far as Israel is concerned, that’s a good thing!

Let’s Try It Again: Netanyahu Given  28 Days To Form Government

Let’s Try It Again: Netanyahu Given 28 Days To Form Government

After two days of discussions between Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu and Blue & White leader Benny Gantz, negotiations have broken down.

No agreement was made to create a national unity government between the two leading parties.

Therefore, Rivlin has decided to give Netanyahu the first opportunity to form a coalition government because 56 members of Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) told Rivlin they want Bibi to be the PM again.

Only 55 members supported Gantz.

Netanyahu now has 28 days to try to form a government. If necessary, he can ask Rivlin for up to an additional 14 days.

If Bibi cannot form a government, however, Rivlin will give Gantz the opportunity to try. If it gets to that point, Gantz will also have 28 days. He may also then have a great deal of leverage to persuade Bibi and Likud to create a national unity government after all.

Bottom line: keep praying for God’s will to be accomplished — Israel may not have a fully-formed new government until late November.

After Committing to Annex the Jordan Valley, Hamas Tries to Assassinate Netanyahu

After Committing to Annex the Jordan Valley, Hamas Tries to Assassinate Netanyahu

Almost immediately following Prime Minister Netanyahu’s press conference where he laid out his plan to assert Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, Hamas launched a rocket into Ashdod, where Netanyahu was speaking on Tuesday.

Admitting that it was a targeted attack, the Prime Minister stated: “if Hamas is shooting at us in the middle of a Likud event, then it seems as though they don’t want us here”.

As soon as the rocket was launched at Ashdod, Netanyahu was briefly whisked off of the stage only to return once the red alert siren ended shortly after 9:00 pm.

A couple of rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza, which the Iron Dome did happen to intercept. That being said, multiple rockets were also launched into Israel on Wednesday, triggering alarms in the towns of Yad Mordechai and Netiv HaAsara Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. 

Palestinian media sources claim that there are injuries as a result of the Israeli tank fire. Prime Minister Netanyahu finished his speech approximately 20 minutes later.

In response to the actions of Hamas via the Gaza Strip, the IDF targeted approximately 15 Hamas targets within Gaza. Some of the targets were military warehouses being used to store and create weapons.

In the wake of these recent attacks from Gaza, PM Netanyahu’s political opponent, Benny Gantz, is now calling for more strikes in Gaza, and even deliberate assassinations.

He additionally stated, “We have two basic demands that we cannot give up on: complete quiet from the Gaza Strip and the return of our sons…After these two things happen, we can and we need to begin regional agreements and infrastructure development in Gaza. Human beings live there too.”

This is the more recent activity between Hamas and Israel, as Hamas attempted to fire a rocket into Israel on Sunday, only to have it land within their own territory.

Additionally, on Saturday, Hamas executed a drone attack near the border, which led to the IDF striking multiple other targets over the weekend.

Israel’s Campaign to Disrupt the Iranian war machine in Syria spreads into Iraq and Lebanon

Israel’s Campaign to Disrupt the Iranian war machine in Syria spreads into Iraq and Lebanon

The Israeli air strikes that rocked the Syrian village of Aqrabah, southeast of Damascus, on Saturday night are the latest phase in an ongoing shadow war against Iran described by Israel as an “active defense campaign.”
 
The strikes destroyed an Iranian cell active in Syria commanded by Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani, which was planning multiple, simultaneous armed drone attacks into northern Israel, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
 

The Quds Force also plays a central role in trafficking large quantities of weapons to Iran’s Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.

These incidents come days after U.S. officials said Israel was behind an air strike that destroyed an Iranian weapons storage facility in Iraq.

That facility was a base run by the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces Shi’ite militia. The base may have contained precision-guided missiles or other weapons that the Iranians stationed in Iraq temporarily, as part of a longer-term plan to shift them to Syria.  

Ultimately, all these incidents can be viewed from a single vantage point. That perspective was spelled out clearly by IDF Maj. Gen (ret.) Yaakov Amdiror,
“We are trying to prevent Iran from building an Iranian war machine in Syria, everything is a result of this effort.”

Elements within Syria’s Assad regime turned a blind eye to the attack plan while other regime elements actively cooperated with it, according to the IDF, which said that Damascus was “definitely aware of what was happening, allowed it to happen on Syrian soil, and hence it is responsible as well.”

The IDF’s Northern Command is currently at an elevated state of alert, as the military assesses the situation, said Conricus.

Israel Strikes Hezbollah Stronghold Near Lebanon-Syria Border.

Israel carries out three airstrikes on Palestinian territory near Lebanon-Syria border belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP);

This site was historically used as a cover-up for Hezbollah to attack Israel. Netanyahu: We won’t tolerate attacks on Israel from any country in the area. Any country that allows its territory to be used for attacks against Israel will bear the consequences. I stress: The state will bear the consequences.

Early Monday, Israeli aircraft(s) completed three separate strikes near the border of Lebanon & Syria.

The stronghold that they were targeting belonged to the Palestinians; more specifically, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)-General Command.

Historically, this group and site have been utilized as a cover-up for Hezbollah to attack Israel. The damage done is materialistic in nature; no casualties are confirmed as of yet.

Israel’s preemptive war is widening from Syria into Iraq and Lebanon. Israel estimates Iran now has 60,000 troops operating in Iraq in addition to thousands in Syria and 80,000 Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon.

In terms of Bible prophecy, this certainly looks like stage-setting for the events of the Tribulation. 

There is a lot of tension building in Israel concerning the intentions of Israel’s surrounding enemies. We need to be praying for the peace of Jerusalem.