Ukraine Lessons for Israel! Biden Makes Anti-American Nations Great Again!

Ukraine Lessons for Israel! Biden Makes Anti-American Nations Great Again!

 

 

 

 

Ukraine’s Lessons For Israel

By Caroline Glick
Edited by Tim Buck

In the months and weeks that led up to Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, Western powers signaled clearly that they were prepared to accept the disappearance of Ukraine as an independent state.

U.S. President Joe Biden virtually invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade in late January when he said that a “minor incursion” would leave NATO flat-footed. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, like his predecessor Angela Merkel, served as the Kremlin’s unofficial spokesman in Europe.

But once Russian forces invaded, the West’s plans to yell a bit and look away went awry. The Ukrainians failed to play their assigned role of Paschal lambs. Instead, they rallied around their flag and their president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

For his part, Zelensky captivated the hero-starved West. His rejoinder, when the Biden administration offered to evacuate him from Ukraine on the second day of the war, “I don’t need a ride, I need ammunition,” reminded Americans of a time when they weren’t being attacked for being transphobic or systemically racist, a time when patriotism was permitted.

Once Americans and other Western audiences got a whiff of Ukrainian nationalism, it became politically impossible for Washington, Brussels, Berlin, Paris and London to turn their backs on Kyiv. And so, with little deliberation, Biden and his European counterparts announced a series of unprecedented financial and economic
sanctions on Russia and massive shipments of arms and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

For a moment, it was possible to wonder whether Russia’s reminder that the problems of the world cannot be reduced to the pronouns one uses or the amount of carbon one burns on an average day would change the focus of Western elites. But it was not to be. The ruling classes in Brussels and Washington made clear that the war in Ukraine would not steer them off course.

While Poland is giving refuge to nearly two-thirds of the 3 million Ukrainians who have fled their homes, and Hungary has taken in 10% of them, the E.U. parliament passed economic sanctions against both nations last week. Their crime? The nationalist governments in Warsaw and Budapest refuse to toe Brussels’ line on Muslim immigration and LGBTQ indoctrination.

As for the Biden administration, Ukraine’s fight for national survival in the face of Russian aggression is all well and good. But appeasing Iran is the Biden administration’s top priority. And Biden can’t appease Iran without Russia. So to keep Russia on board with his administration’s efforts to close a deal with Iran, Biden agreed to cut Russia’s lucrative business with Iran out of the sanctions.

Russia can expect to receive $10 billion developing Iran’s nuclear installations and billions more in arms sales. The implications for Ukraine are clear: The US is willing to let them fight the Russians, but will not help the Ukrainians defeat Russia, because the United States cares more about empowering Iran than helping Ukraine survive.

The deal that Biden is concluding with Iran is itself a stunning testament to the radicalism of the Biden team and its refusal to let reality interfere with its policies. It will provide Iran with $90 billion from sanctions relief. That astronomical sum guarantees massive cash infusions into the coffers of Iran’s in-house global terrorist organization–the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which Biden is set to remove from the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations–and to Iran’s terror armies in Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, Syria and the Gaza Strip.

Iran will have the funds to expand its missile and drone capabilities. And thanks to the lax restrictions it will face on its nuclear operations, it will become a nuclear threshold state by 2025 at the latest.

Although the West’s progressive agenda necessarily limits the support it is willing to provide Ukraine, the West’s ruling classes need to placate their publics, who admire Ukraine, compelling them to provide significant if not determinative military, humanitarian and political assistance to Kyiv. And given Ukraine’s willingness to fight it out with Russia, that support may be sufficient to enable Ukraine to withstand Russia’s assault for long enough to maintain its independence.

The widespread assessment today is that the Ukrainians will be able to continue fighting, despite Russia’s clear military superiority, for another month or six weeks. Given the high losses the Ukrainians are inflicting on the Russians, and assuming that the Russians begin to feel the full impact of the economic and financial sanctions within the next two to three weeks, it is possible that by mid-April, the Ukrainians will be able to negotiate ceasefire terms with Russia that will leave the country independent and more or less intact.

There is a moral to this story for Israel.

Ukrainians can still hope for and expect a future of freedom and independence because they have refused to bow before either Russia or to the West.

If Israel were paying attention to the dynamics at work in the West’s behavior towards Ukraine, it would be adopting policies opposite to those it is currently pursuing, both in relation to Ukraine and Russia and in relation to the West.

Unlike Zelensky, who hasn’t hesitated to call the United States and Germany out for their fence-sitting, the Bennett-Lapid-Gantz government has subordinated all Israeli policies to the Biden administration’s agenda.

If Israel were putting its own interests first, as Zelensky has, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett wouldn’t be trying to mediate between Zelensky and Putin. Instead, Israel would make do with a simple but clear message: Israel supports Ukraine’s sovereign independence and territorial integrity and calls on Russia to end its offensive operations.

Israel ought not and need not go beyond that statement.

The reasons for this are obvious. This is not Israel’s war, and words have consequences. Israel cannot mediate this conflict because it has no leverage over either actor to persuade them to compromise.

As for the significance of words, in order to succeed, a mediator has to be perceived by both sides as someone who accepts the basic legitimacy of their positions. But as a threatened democracy, it is a dangerous proposition for Israel to accept Russia’s view that Ukraine has no right to exist as an independent and distinct nation-state.

When the next round of “mediation” between Israel and the Palestinians begins, how will Israel be able to demand that any prospective mediator reject out of hand the Palestinians’ position that the Jewish state has no right to exist?

This brings us to the second policy Israel should be adopting in the face of the war in Ukraine. Israel should be devoting all of its efforts on the ground to rapidly facilitating the mass aliyah of Ukrainian Jewry. As it stands, there are 10,000 Ukrainian Jews waiting to make aliyah.

Instead of processing their applications, the Foreign Ministry is giving them appointments at consulates and embassies in Warsaw, Budapest and Bucharest three and six months from now and filling planes with non-Jews instead. Non-Jewish Ukrainians, it bears noting, have no problem resettling in the countries bordering Ukraine and throughout Europe. Yet, as 10,000 Ukrainian Jews are forced to wait for months to come to Israel, 10,000 non-Jewish Ukrainians have been airlifted to Israel.

This brings us to Israel’s real problems–Iran, the Palestinians and the Biden administration.

Zelensky’s fierce defense of his country, and the Ukrainian people’s refusal to stand down in the face of Russia’s advance, have compelled the Biden administration to support Ukraine even at the risk of a world war because the Ukrainians are standing for the values of freedom and independence that the United States is supposed to personify on the world stage.

If Israel were to take a page from Ukraine’s playbook, its leaders would be attacking the immorality of the Biden administration’s capitulation to Iran’s demands in the appeasement talks in Vienna.

The Bennett-Lapid-Gantz government’s silence in the face of Biden’s abdication of moral and strategic leadership in the Middle East undermines the efforts of Israel’s supporters in Congress and the international community. The Republicans, for instance, are compelled to explain why they are more opposed to Biden’s capitulation to Iran than the Israeli government is.

Then there are Israel’s Arab partners. The Saudis and the Emiratis have been more outspoken in their opposition to Biden’s Iran policies than Israel. The Arab leaders in the Gulf look at the silent, supine Israeli government in astonishment and distrust. The strategic consequences are already tangible. Rather than redouble their cooperation with Jerusalem, the Saudis and the Emiratis are setting their sights on Moscow and Beijing.

The situation with the Palestinians is also disturbing, and speaks clearly to the destructive implications of Bennett’s decision to play mediator between Russia and Ukraine.

Two weeks ago, Congress passed an omnibus spending bill, which Biden signed. With AIPAC’s support, the bill contained a section on Israel that significantly downgraded the U.S. commitment to the Jewish state.

The section on Israel was an amended version of a law that passed initially in 2012, and required the United States to “assist” and “support the Government of Israel” in its ongoing talks with the Palestinians. The new law deleted the part about supporting Israel. Under the new law, the United States is obligated to support “a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resulting in two states living side by side in peace, security, and mutual recognition.”

In other words, under the amended law, the United States is committed to supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state, whether Israel supports it or not.

Sen. Ted Cruz has fought since last July to block the passage of this amendment because he recognized the damage it was liable to do both to U.S.-Israel ties and to Israel’s national security. The Israeli Embassy, on the other hand, was less concerned.

Senate sources explain that Israel’s diplomats were nowhere to be found as Cruz fought adoption of the amendment.

The worst aspect of the amended law is that it wasn’t initiated by the usual anti-Israel forces in the so-called “Squad.” AIPAC supported the amendment, and so did mainstream Republican senators, like the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, James Risch, and Sen. Rob Portman.

The implications are clear. When Israel opts to remain silent as its interests and position are undermined, not only does it strengthen its enemies, it loses its friends.

After Russia invaded Ukraine, many Ukrainians told Israeli reporters on the scene that they were inspired by Israel, which has always fought its own battles and survived even in the face of global indifference and hostility. Today, the opposite should be the case.

Israel’s government must learn from the Ukrainians. The West will not fight for a threatened democracy. States that wait for green lights from the West to defend themselves will not survive. But states that defend themselves will see sufficient forces rally to their side to enable them to persevere and survive.

 

 

 

 

A view of Eclipse, a luxury yacht belonging to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, recently docked at a port in the resort of Marmaris, Turkey. (IHA via AP)

Russian Oligarch Yacht

Parked in Turkey

A Russian pair of yachts belonging to Chelsea soccer club owner and sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich have docked at resorts in Turkey, according to the Associated Press.

Turkey has not imposed economic sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine last month, nor has it frozen assets belonging to top Russian businessmen linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The private DHA news agency said Tuesday the Bermuda-registered Eclipse docked in the resort of Marmaris.

A day earlier, Abramovich’s Bermuda-flagged luxury yacht My Solaris arrived in the nearby resort of Bodrum, triggering a protest by a group of Ukrainians who boarded a small motorboat and tried to prevent the yacht from docking.

NATO member Turkey has close ties to both Russia and Ukraine. It has criticized Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine but has also positioned itself as a neutral party trying to mediate between the two.

Turkey Wants To Send International Force To Israel

Turkey Wants To Send International Force To Israel

 

 

 

 

Turkey Vs. Israel

President Erdogan of Turkey feels it’s time to pay back Israel and now he’s calling for an international force to quell Israel’s so-called aggression. The current escalation against Israel began with violent protests by Palestinians on the Temple Mount.

The cry from the beginning of the uprising in Israel was that every Muslim nation should attack Jerusalem. Sound familiar? At the same time massive rallies began taking place throughout Turkey calling for the overthrow of Jerusalem.

This entire war effort against the Jewish State was a premeditated incitement of violence against Israel. Hamas is still firing rockets into Israel from Gaza with some 3000 rockets already sent into Israel. Rockets were also fired from Lebanon and from Syria. Israel responded by targeting Hamas positions in Gaza.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that Israel’s campaign in Gaza was continuing at “full force.” Politicians in Israel often do not agree but concerning defending Israel against these rocket attacks everyone is unanimous. Israel is committed to this fight.

Most conspicuously Turkish President Erdogan said that Israel must be taught a “deterrent lesson”. Erdogan called on the UN Security Council to put an international peace keeping force inside of Israel.  And once again, Erdogan also reiterated his position that Turkey should be allowed a seat on the five member state UN Security Council.

My friends, the Turkey versus Israel animosity is no small sign. The antagonism of Turkey for Israel is heating up which will ultimately lead to the Magog Invasion at the end of the Tribulation period.

In a speech this week Turkish President Erdogan called on all Muslim nations to overthrow Jerusalem. In another speech Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey had decided to send an international army to Israel for the protection of Jerusalem.

The current uprising is exacerbated through the influence of the region’s two biggest, outside players; Turkey and Iran.

Iran funds Hamas and has long supported Palestinian terrorist groups while Turkey uses every chance it gets to berate Israel.

While the recently signed Abraham Accords have reflected improving ties between Israel and key Gulf Arab states, the Israeli-Palestinian controversy remains unresolved, and both Turkey and Iran cited the dispute in their condemnations of the Abraham Accords last year.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Israel as a “cruel terrorist state” on Saturday, and he said last year that “Jerusalem is our city” as part of his effort to identify the current anti-Israel regime in Turkey with its former Ottoman Empire.

“Iran’s IRGC head Hossein Salami warned last week that Israel was vulnerable to one large tactical operation because the country is so small,” Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis Executive Director Seth Frantzman wrote Tuesday in the Jerusalem Post. “Hamas is setting the pace – and that pace is being watched and guided from Iran.

This may be due to the fact that Iran’s largest proxy Hezbollah wants to know what it looks like when Israel is faced with a large amount of rocket fire.”

According to Ezekiel 38-39, Turkey, Iran and Antichrist’s coalition of nations will launch their offensive to invade Israel by miscalculating they will be able to overwhelm the Jewish State. Their plan works until God intervenes at the last minute!

Turkey’s President Erdogan Says Jerusalem Belongs to Turkey! Issues Fiery Warning That He Will Take It!!

Turkey’s President Erdogan Says Jerusalem Belongs to Turkey! Issues Fiery Warning That He Will Take It!!

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the world that Jerusalem “belongs” to Turkey, harking back to the Ottoman Empire’s control over the city for 400 years from 1516 to 1917 when they were defeated by America and the ally’s in WW1.

The Ottoman Empire

Is Rising

The state of Israel is the central nation of Bible prophecy while Jerusalem is the central city in the end time struggle. But beyond that, the central prize that Satan wants and the epicenter of the final battle is the 35 acres of the Temple Mount that Turkey now claims belongs to them.

Turkey’s claim to ownership and an Islamic proprietary interest in the city defies thousands of years of accepted wisdom that confirms some of Judaism’s holiest sites are located in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.

These include the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem; the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron; and Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus. That did not stop Erdogan during his lengthy speech to the Turkish parliament lamenting the fate of Jerusalem and Palestinians and reaffirming his embrace for the terrorist group Hamas that controls the Gaza Strip and continuously launches rockets into Israel.

The Battle For Jerusalem

The word Jerusalem occurs 811 times in 764 verses in the bible, and when we read those 811 instances of the word Jerusalem we come to an immediate and overwhelming conclusion.

The conclusion is that 1). Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, that 2). Jerusalem is where God has placed His own Name, and 3). that God has given it to the Jews forever.

“Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel: But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.”
2 Chronicles 6:5,6

Israel is the timeclock of bible prophecy in general, and Jerusalem is the jewel in the clock in particular. Jerusalem is why there is no peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because both sides claim Jerusalem even though it stood as the “city of David” for thousands of years.

Solve the Jerusalem problem, and you will have peace in the Middle East, but it will be the false peace of Antichrist. God will allow Satan 7 short years to take it, with the outcome being decided in Revelation 19 and the Battle of Armageddon.

Erdogan doesn’t believe the Bible but instead he follows Islam, the false religion of Antichrist whom the Lord Himself will defeat with the “brightness of His coming” (2 Thess. 2:8).

Antichrist Nation Turkey Trying To Gain Control of Temple Mount

Antichrist Nation Turkey Trying To Gain Control of Temple Mount

Prophecy is coming to pass in the details of the Trump Peace Plan as the Antichrist nation of Turkey tries to gain control of the Temple Mount, the most important 36 acres on earth.

Fortunately, even though no one is paying attention to this subject right now, Trump and Israel are!

Satan wants control of the Temple Mount in order to prevent Jesus from sitting on His throne there when He returns to reign in the Millennial Kingdom (Zechariah 14:9, 20-21).

If Turkey feels the need to grab control of the Temple Mount today, than Jesus is planning to come back soon!

The picture shows enthusiastic Palestinians raising images of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a demonstration at the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in East Jerusalem.

It would be hard to imagine a topic or article more relevant to end time prophecy than the Jerusalem Post article about Turkey trying to gain influence over the Temple Mount, and President Trump and Israel trying to prevent that from happening!

The two most important countries relating to end time prophecy are Israel and Turkey… not America and Russia and not Europe and China! That’s because Antichrist will rise from the Turkish-led, Middle East Caliphate.

Prophecy indicates that when Antichrist takes control of the Caliphate, he will set his sights on controlling East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount and will capture Israel’s new temple, sitting on the Temple Mount (Revelation 11:1-2) by the middle of the seven-year Tribulation (Mathew 24:15).

Here we see Turkey laying the groundwork for fulfilling those Tribulation prophesies!

I’ve discussed the importance of Turkey for years and this development, once again, illustrates how close we are getting to the seven-year Tribulation.

He (Antichrist) will pitch the tents of his royal palace between the seas on the beautiful Holy Mountain; yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him.
Daniel 11:45

As part of President Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century,’ an international group is meeting and discussing the issues surrounding the future of the Temple Mount.

To my knowledge, this is the first time a US President’s peace proposal has ever discussed the controversial topic of the Temple Mount.

The status of the Temple Mount has always been deemed too risky and “off-limits” to be part of any US-led peace process.

The Temple Mount is not really controlled by the State of Israel. After the Six Day War in 1967, when Israel gained control of East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, management of the Temple Mount and the Islamic holy sites was given to the country of Jordan, where its remained for over 50 years.

Now Turkey wants more control!

Turkey is pushing for control of East Jerusalem, the old city and the Temple Mount and pouring in millions of dollars to gain influence over the most important site on earth!

In an effort to push back, Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia are in secret talks to curb Turkish presence on the Temple Mount.

Turkey Launches All-Out Offensive Against Syria And Unleashes Storms Of Migrants Into Europe

TURKEY’S
DOUBLE-TROUBLE

Turkey launches All-Out Offensive Against Syria Killing and Wounding 2,557 Syrian Militia Forces.

Turkey Also Orders The Borders To Open Unleashing A Tidal Wave Of Syrian Migrant Mobs Into Greece As Army Deployed

Turkey Launches All-Out Assault on Assad Warplanes, Airfield in Syria

Turkish forces in Syria shot down two Syrian warplanes and attacked an airport used by the Syrian regime on Sunday, while a Turkish drone strike struck a Syrian military convoy and purportedly killed 19 soldiers.

Turkey is calling it ‘Operation Spring Shield‘, and it is nothing less than a declaration of war against Syria.

Turkey destroyed several air defense systems, more than 100 tanks and killed some 2,557 Syrian Militia Forces.

This is a dramatic escalation pitting NATO member Turkey against a far weaker Syrian Arab army backed by Russia.

It looks like President Trump wisely remains unwilling to get pulled into the middle of another Middle East War.

Erdogan seems to be acting with impunity as Putin in Russia is oddly silent. Putin placed two Russian warships with cruise missiles on the Syrian coast last week to defend against attacks like this.

I am sure that Prime Minister Netanyahu is watching Turkey very closely as Erdogan’s forces edge closer and closer to the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Double Trouble

As Threatened,
Erdogan Also Unleashes Tidal Wave Of Islamist Refugees Into Europe

Turkey Orders The Borders To Open Unleashing A Tidal Wave Of Syrian Migrant Mobs Into Greece As Army Deployed

Migrant mobs have lit fires, hurled stones, and exchanged tear gas canisters with the Greek border guards.

Greece’s border had to be reinforced by military personnel, to stem the migrants efforts to breach the border and reach Europe.

Massive numbers of migrants have illegally entered the country successfully by searching for weak points along the border to ford the Evros river or by destroying sections of fencing with bolt cutters.

Turkey’s neighbor Greece was formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and is now in Erdogan’s sights, who wants it back!

Since prophecy indicates the return of the Ottoman Empire in the end times, the future of Greece is beginning to look rather dim.

Russia Sends Two Warships Armed With Cruise Missiles To Prevent Turkey From Launching Full-Scale Invasion Of Syria

Russia Sends Two Warships Armed With Cruise Missiles To Prevent Turkey From Launching Full-Scale Invasion Of Syria

Russia and Turkey are now facing off in Northern Syria in a potential explosive Middle East War.

Russia sends two warships armed with cruise missiles to prevent Turkey from launching full-scale invasion of Syria

Russia and Turkey Facing Off

Turkey has sent thousands of troops and heavy military hardware into Syria and Erdogan has warned that Turkey will launch a full-scale offensive to repel Syrian forces unless they pull back from Turkish observation posts in the region.

Though trying to coordinate their efforts in Syria, Russia backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey backs Sunni Islamic rebel forces opposing Assad.

Russia on Friday said it was sending two warships armed with cruise missiles to waters off the Syrian coast and blamed Ankara for the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria’s Idlib region the previous day.

Russia at the moment is undergoing a delicate balancing act, trying to maintain relations with Turkey while at the same time trying to prevent them from invading Syria, where Russia is backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkish president Erdogan is now warning that a full-scale invasion of Syria could be right around the corner in retaliation for the 33 Turkish fighters killed, something Russia is trying to prevent.

Turkey has sent thousands of troops and heavy military hardware into Syria and Erdogan has warned that Turkey will launch a full-scale offensive to repel Syrian forces unless they pull back from Turkish observation posts in the region.

In a worst case scenario for Europe, a senior Turkish official said on Friday that Ankara would no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe.

Turkey currently holds an estimated 3 million Syria refugees!

Turkey has been threatening to do this for years and if it happens it would spell disaster for Europe and possibly pull the United States into further involvement in this election year!!!