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Hello Friends,

This Shmita year I'm seeing one earth-shaking event after another as I put out this newsletter from week to week. This week, of course, the big news is President Obama's historic deal with Iran, struck on April 14, 2015 between Iran and six nations led by the United States. The alleged purpose of the deal is to significantly limit Tehran’s nuclear ability for more than a decade in return for lifting international oil and financial sanctions. Critics of the deal point out that this deal will immediately pour billions of dollars into Iran's war chest, allowing them to fund a massive increase in terrorist activities in the Middle East, while also providing Iran a sure route to the atomic bomb.

According to a Debka article posted today, which I've reprinted below, reaction to the deal in Israel was swift and grim. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused the “leading international powers of gambling our collective future on a deal with the foremost sponsor of international terrorism.” Netanyahu singled out President Obama for special mention in that regard, as planning this all along. An Israeli "special security cabinet meeting, called to discuss the ramifications of the nuclear deal, hours after it was signed, unanimously rejected it and declared “this deal does not commit Israel.” Leaders of all Israeli political parties are agreed (something that rarely happens) that this Obama-Iran accord is terrible news for Israel, marking the end to the long-standing special relationship that Israel has enjoyed with the USA for decades, and elevating Iran into the role of America's most favored partner in the Middle East in Israel's place. Israelis see Mr. Obama as betraying them in favor of a new foreign policy agenda that has frozen them out. This is a major geopolitical turning point that will have major repercussions for Israel, the USA and the world.

All of this is very interesting for me, since it seems to fit precisely with the message I posted on April 30, 2010: Signs in the Sun #226. Briefly, that message explains the time period from the 17th day of the 4th Hebrew month through the 9th day of the 5th Hebrew month, which period is called "Between the Straits" and sometimes "the Dark Time." This is the period in which both Jerusalem Temples were destroyed, and many other bad things have happened to Israel. "Signs in the Sun" refers to three years in a row [08/09/10] at the beginning of this present Shmita cycle in which a full lunar eclipse occurred within the "Between the Straits" time-frame. Much of the program was taken up with documentation supporting the idea that Israel entered a "Between the Straits" period for this entire Shmita cycle, to end with the events pointed to by the 2014/2015 Tetrad Blood Moons, in which Israel is under pressure principally by an atomic-powered Iran on one side, with anti-Israel global consensus on the other side, and President Obama forcing Israel toward destruction from behind. The program concludes with this summary:

[Dawn] So where is all of this going to end up?

[Eliyahu] Well in the short term, I think what we are looking at, what is suggested by these signs in the sky that we have been talking about, certainly these solar eclipses in this period each time on exactly the same day in the very middle of the between the straights period, points to this time, this dark time, that Israel is in the midst of right now which seems to be growing and intensifying.

So all indications are that this is going to be the situation for Israel that this pressure is going to continue to build. Now, some people would expect that this will eventually lead to the dividing of Jerusalem, and I would suggest that if that happens at all during this period it would be only a temporary thing, but it is highly unlikely that it actually will happen during this period.

Actually, what is more likely is that this will lead to war. This is what is indicated for us in the signs in the moon that we talked about in our last program that seems to pinpoint the 2014-2015 period for this major war that is foretold in Scripture to happen.

Unfortunately, it looks like the traditional friends of Israel are not going to be at her side defending her during this time period, that she will be literally standing alone in the world. And yet, what the Scriptures seem to indicate for Israel is that YHWH is going to support her through this time of crisis. When we get to the end of this Straights period and this war happens and Israel will have a tremendous victory, a great victory, over all of her enemies who are, even now, working up and building a plot to destroy her.

And so friends, we want to conclude the program today to say, pray for the country of Israel.

Not only does this plot seem to be unfolding right now, but the US-Iran Deal was actually struck DURING THE BETWEEN THE STRAITS PERIOD OF THIS YEAR! On the Hebrew lunar calendar the presently ongoing Between the Straights period began on the evening of July 4th (pointing to the USA as betrayer?) and will continue until about July 26/27.

I expect the pressure to be notched up considerably at the UN Session coming in September, with a proposal being drafted right now that could officially give Palestine their own state, including a partition of Jerusalem. This could come with sanctions against Israel if Israel does not comply. In the past the USA has always vetoed such UN actions, but an article posted below explains why the Obama Administration may fail to come to Israel's aid this September. If that happens, Israel will find herself standing alone against global pressure, with Mr. Obama pressuring her also, precisely as I said in 2010. Rather than leading to peace, this will surely embolden Israel's enemies against her, leading to a devastating war in which Israel's enemies will be soundly defeated and Israel will emerge more powerful than ever before.

All of this brings me to the theme of this week's Midrash: "Righteous Judgments." Here we look at three righteous judgments of YHWH and how they were implemented by His righteous people. This stands in stark contrast to this world that has spurned the righteous judgments of YHWH, substituting their own twisted judgments instead. This has put the world on a collision course with YHWH, in which His righteous judgments will fall upon them.

Yes, a lot is going on, but never fear. YHWH upholds the righteous, who keep His judgments.

Blessings and Shalom,

Eliyahu ben David


Nuclear deal pushes Israel aside in Washington, raises Iran to leading US partner and ally

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 15, 2015


BinyaminNetanyahu: Powers gambled on our future

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu bitterly accused the “leading international powers of gambling our collective future on a deal with the foremost sponsor of international terrorism” – roundly condemning all six world powers who signed the nuclear deal with Iran in Vienna Tuesday, July 14.

President Barack Obama topped the list. Netanyahu pointed out that the president had determined on a deal with Iran at any price before he took office, which is true. Therefore, it had nothing to do with the poor relations between himself and the US President, he said in answer to critics. It was now time for Israeli leaders to set aside differences and pull together, he said. Opposition leader, the Zionist Union’s Yitzhak Herzog, agreed and said he was enlisting for the necessary effort on behalf of Israeli security. Tuesday night he received an update on the situation from the prime minister.

The special security cabinet meeting, called to discuss the ramifications of the nuclear deal, hours after it was signed, unanimously rejected it and declared “this deal does not commit Israel.”

Unfortunately, Israel was never asked for its commitment, any more than the other Middle East powers directly affected by it. The cabinet statement was therefore no more than a meaningless expression of futility, a sensation shared equally by Saudi King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi, in the face of the iron wall Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have built for Iran in the region.

Both unceremoniously ditched Israel and its Arab neighbors in order to join hands with Iran. By this reshuffle of allies, Washington has created a new geopolitical reality in the region at the expense of its equilibrium.

The US Congress has 60 days to review the nuclear accord and reach a decision. But if Netanyahu had had any hopes of swinging the Senate around to voting down the veto President Obama promised to impose to mullify its rejection, that hope swiftly vanished in thin air. Leading presidential contender Hillary Clinton announced that if she wins the 2016 election she would abide in full by the nuclear accord Obama signed with Iran. This announcement assured Obama of a Senate majority.

The dead end reached by Netanyahu on this issue also symbolizes the end of Israeli’s special standing in Washington as “America’s leading Middle East ally.”  
Iran has stepped into this position. There is little point in Israel knocking on the White House door to renew the old understanding and sympathy, as advised by former prime minister Ehud Barak and others. It does not matter who sits in the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem, as matters stand now, he/she will find themselves on the wrong side of that door.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will visit Israel next week. But that is only an attempt to soften the blow.

This does not mean that the Obama administration will totally abandon Israel, only that it will no longer enjoy favored status compared with other Middle East nations. By ditching the Arab world, Obama equally dumped the Palestinian issue. This has some advantages for the Netanyahu government, but is not the end of the world for the Palestinians. They, like Arab governments, have the option of seeking an understanding with Tehran, whereas that door is shut tight against Israel.

In this situation, Israel’s quiet understandings with a number of Arab leaders directed at forming a bloc to counter the US-Iran alliance, have no immediate future. When the earth shakes in a major upheaval, each individual is out to save himself and has no time to look around for allies.

In some ways, the Netanyahu government may find relief in being released from the political and strategic constraints bound up in the relationship with the Obama administration, and find the freedom to be more pragmatic and independent in its policy-making. After all, Israel still has the strongest army and the most vibrant economy in the Middle East. Its leaders must learn to use those huge assets wisely and independently of the Obama administration.

136 Nations Recognize A Palestinian State – Only Obama Stands In The Way Of Full Global Recognition

Countries That Officially Recognize A Palestinian State - Photo by Night w

Will a UN Security Council resolution formally recognizing the establishment of a Palestinian state be passed by the end of 2015?  Now that the Vatican has formally recognized a Palestinian state, there is a tremendous amount of international momentum for precisely such a UN Security Council resolution.  In fact, France plans to push really hard for one by the end of this year.  At this point, the only thing that could derail those plans is Barack Obama.  For years, the threat of a Security Council veto has been the one thing stopping a resolution from moving forward.  But now that Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected and has put together a cabinet that does not seem inclined to negotiate with the Palestinians, the Obama administration is pledging to “reevaluate our approach” and says that it will not “prejudge” what it will do if a vote comes up at the United Nations.  And as you will see below, one news source is now reporting that behind the scenes Barack Obama has already given the “green light” for France to go ahead with a resolution on a Palestinian state at the UN.  If this is truly what Obama plans to do, it will absolutely shatter U.S. relations with Israel and plunge the entire Middle East into chaos.

Most Americans don’t realize this, but 136 countries already formally recognize a Palestinian state.  Those 136 nations have a combined population of more than 5.5 billion people.

As of this moment, the major holdouts are the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe.  But most of the European nations have already indicated that they are ready to recognize a Palestinian state if the United States will.  In fact, as I mentioned above, France plans to lead the push for a Palestinian state at the UN Security Council.

The “State of Palestine” already has “non-member observer” status at the UN, but obviously they are not satisfied with that.  They have been very eager for formal recognition by the UN, and now that the Vatican has given them formal recognition that has really bolstered their cause.  The following is from a CNN article about the Vatican announcement that stunned the world on Wednesday…

The Vatican announced Wednesday that it had brokered a treaty with the “state of Palestine,” upsetting Israeli advocates and propelling Pope Francis into the heart of yet another geopolitical fray.

The treaty is expected to be signed “in the near future,” the Vatican said. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, is scheduled to visit Pope Francis on Saturday, the day before the church canonizes two Palestinian nuns.

The treaty is thought to mark the first time the Holy See has formally recognized Palestinian statehood in a legal document.

Of course this didn’t come out of a vacuum.  The truth is that the Vatican has been moving in this direction for quite some time.  Just consider what the Washington Post had to say about the matter…

The move should not be too great a surprise. Since the U.N. General Assembly voted to recognize Palestine as a “non-member observer state” in 2012, the Vatican has referred to the “state of Palestine” in its communiques. When Pope Francis visited the Holy Land last year, the official Vatican program referred to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the leader of the “state of Palestine.” And the pontiff publicly referred to the “state of Palestine” at a speech in the West Bank.

Now that the Vatican has done this, international pressure on Obama to support a UN Security Council resolution on a Palestinian state is increasing.

When the UN Security Council resolution being drafted by France comes up for a vote later this year, what will Obama do?

Well, according to Debka, Obama has already given the “green light” for France to move forward…

US President Barack Obama did not wait for Binyamin Netanyahu to finish building his new government coalition by its deadline at midnight Wednesday, May 6, before going into action to pay him back for forming a right-wing cabinet minus any moderate figure for resuming negotiations with the Palestinians.

Banking on Netanyahu’s assertion while campaigning for re-election that there would be no Palestinian state during his term in office, Obama is reported exclusively by our sources to have given the hitherto withheld green light to European governments to file a UN Security Council motion proclaiming an independent Palestinian state.

Not only that, Debka is also reporting that members of the Obama administration have actually traveled to France to help draft the resolution…

To show the administration was in earnest, senior US officials sat down with their French counterparts in Paris last week to sketch out the general outline of this motion. According to our sources, they began addressing such questions as the area of the Palestinian state, its borders, security arrangements between Israel and the Palestinians and whether or not to set a hard-and-fast timeline for implementation, or phrase the resolution as  a general declaration of intent.

Incorporating a target date in the language would expose Israel to Security Council sanctions for non-compliance.

If what Debka is reporting is accurate, this represents a massive betrayal of Israel by the Obama administration.

However, the Jerusalem Post is reporting just the opposite.  They are reporting that Obama plans to veto the French resolution…

US President Barack Obama has told associates that he intends to veto the French proposal for a UN Security Council resolution mandating the creation of a Palestinian state and an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank within two years, Channel 10 is reporting on Friday.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said this past March that Paris planned to start discussions with partners in the “coming weeks” on a United Nations Security Council resolution to lay out the parameters for ending the Middle East conflict.

“I hope that the partners who were reluctant will not be reluctant anymore,” said Fabius, referring to the United States, which has traditionally shielded its ally Israel from any action at the United Nations.

So what is the truth?

Only time will tell.

But what we do know is that Obama was absolutely furious when Netanyahu promised during his most recent campaign that there would not be a Palestinian state as long as he was in office.

And we do know that the Obama administration has pledged to “reevaluate our approach” and has said that it will not “prejudge what we would do if there was a U.N. action”…

The U.S. would “reevaluate our approach” based on Netanyahu’s “change in his position,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters as the president flew to Cleveland to deliver a speech on economic policy.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki raised the possibility that the reevaluation could include a shift in position at the U.N. She avoided the usual U.S. language about vetoing Security Council resolutions that Israel opposes.

“The prime minister’s recent statements call into question his commitment to a two-state solution,” Psaki told reporters. “We’re not going to prejudge what we would do if there was a U.N. action.”

In the final analysis it is so hard to tell exactly what Obama will do, because as he has shown over and over again, lying comes as naturally to him as breathing does.

However, I think that we can get some clues about how obsessed Obama is with the establishment of a Palestinian state from public statements that he has made throughout his presidency.  The following quotes from Barack Obama regarding the need for a Palestinian state come from one of my previous articles…

#1 “Negotiations will be necessary, but there’s little secret about where they must lead: two states for two peoples”

#2 “And I think everybody understands the outlines of what a peace deal would look like, involving a territorial compromise on both sides based on ‘67 lines with mutually agreed upon swaps, that would ensure that Israel was secure but would also ensure that the Palestinians have a sovereign state in which they can achieve the aspirations that they’ve held for so long.”

#3 “The only way for Israel to endure and thrive as a Jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable Palestine”

#4 “Neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer. Just as Israelis built a state in their homeland, Palestinians have a right to be a free people in their own land.”

#5 “Let me be clear: The United States strongly supports the goal of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security. That is a goal shared by Palestinians, Israelis, and people of goodwill around the world. That is a goal that the parties agreed to in the road map and at Annapolis. That is a goal that I will actively pursue as President of the United States.”

#6 “…we continue to believe that a two-state solution is the only way for the long-term security of Israel, if it wants to stay both a Jewish state and democratic”

#7 “It is not fair that a Palestinian child cannot grow up in a state of her own, and lives with the presence of a foreign army that controls the movements of her parents every single day.”

#8 “None of us are under any illusion that this would be easy.  As I said in my speech this morning, it has already entailed significant political risk by President Abbas, as well as Prime Minister Netanyahu.  But I think the reason that they’ve been willing to take those risks is they realize this is the best way, the only way, for us to achieve what should be our goal:  two states living side-by-side in peace and security.  It’s right for Palestinian children.  It’s right for Israeli children.”

#9 “Just as the Israeli people have the right to live in the historic homeland of the Jewish people, the Palestinian people deserve the right to self-determination. Palestinian children have hopes and dreams for their future and deserve to live with the dignity that can only come with a state of their own.”

#10 “The only solution is a democratic, Jewish state living side-by-side in peace and security with a viable, independent Palestinian state.”


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