Chucking a Wobbly for Israel

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Dear Wazza,

Last week, it appeared that President Obama intended to nominate former Senator Chuck Hagel to be our next Secretary of Defense.  Despite the outpouring of opposition that followed this news, Hagel is still a contender for the job.  Hagel’s nomination would be bad news for America and Israel.

Last Friday, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced that he would vote against Hagel if nominated   It is crucial that other senators follow Senator Cornyn’s courageous lead, and do so immediately.  The easiest time to stop Hagel’s nomination is before it’s ever made.  Please click here now to ask your senators to publicly oppose this nomination. 

The greatest threat to our security – and that of our front-line ally Israel – is a rising and potentially nuclear Iran.  Yet Senator Hagel has demonstrated a troubling blind spot towards this threat.  In the Senate, he repeatedly opposed economic sanctions on Iran intended to stop its nuclear program.  He also opposed recognizing Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization.  Finally, he refused to support efforts to further isolate Iran’s number one puppet: Hezbollah.

If you don’t recognize the greatest threats to America, you cannot defend against them.

Senator Hagel is a good man who has served his country bravely.  But he’s not the right man to lead the Department of Defense and ensure our security in the future.

Click here now to help ensure that Senator Hagel isn’t nominated for this critical job.

May God Bless You and Those that You Love,
Pastor John Hagee                   David Brog
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The New Yorker writes :

Chuck Hagel does not shirk a fight. Since he was a boy, he has been impelled to stand up, no matter how difficult the situation or how high its cost. After enlisting in the Army and being posted to Germany, he elected instead to be sent to Vietnam, where he was later awarded two Purple Hearts. But in his latest battle, in the unsightly war zone that Washington has become, he has not been allowed to retaliate. His treatment has been akin to “getting jumped in an alley,” Ellen Tauscher, formerly the Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control, told me. Tauscher has known Hagel well since she served on the House Armed Services Committee and Hagel served on Senate Foreign Relations. “This is not meant to be a fair fight, nor is this meant to be a serious and sober consideration of someone’s public record and their credibility. This is a knife in the back. Because you cannot defend yourself when you are not nominated. You don’t have the policy or the political machine of the White House behind you. It is a very unsavory, very terrible situation.”

From the moment, Hagel’s name was leaked as a possible nominee for Secretary of Defense—in what was, apparently, a trial balloon floated by the Obama Administration—Hagel’s most vocal critics have been members of what can be called the Israel lobby. Their enmity for Hagel goes back to his two terms in the Senate. A committed supporter of Israel and, also, of a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine, Hagel did not make the obeisance to the lobby that the overwhelming majority of his Congressional colleagues do. And he further violated a taboo by talking about the lobby, and its power. In his 2008 book, “The Much Too Promised Land,” Aaron Miller interviewed Hagel, whom he described as “a strong supporter of Israel and a believer in shared values.” Miller also wrote, “Of all my conversations, the one with Hagel stands apart for its honesty and clarity.” He quoted Hagel saying that Congress “is an institution that does not inherently bring out a great deal of courage.” The American Israel Public Affairs Committee comes knocking with a pro-Israel letter, Hagel continued, and “then you’ll get eighty or ninety senators on it. I don’t think I’ve ever signed one of the letters”—because, he added, they were “stupid.” Hagel also said, “The Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here,” but “I’m a United States senator. I’m not an Israeli senator.”

Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/12/chuck-hagel-and-his-enemies.html#ixzz2GCioadTq


5 thoughts on “Chucking a Wobbly for Israel

  1. John who? Hagee you say? Hmmm…and he does not approve of Hagel…what a difference an “el” makes…

  2. So Esau (Christendom) serves Jacob (Israel) already – the Americans so easily forget – Jacob I loved but Esau I hated (loved less – literal translation). God sent Esau to the West, to a land of fatness – there he has flourished until Esau the destroyer now has the capacity to destroy creation, which is why Esau shall be razed as the stubble of the field – Gog (America) and Magog (Russia) shall be destroyed. Darkness has its own logic, it is called chaos.

    The Nazis and their useful idiot communists are gearing up for another assault on Spiritual Israel – they have infiltrated both church and synagogue and the halls of power – their intention is to kill off Christ and His manifestation – to kill off all dissenters and to crown antichrist as king of the world and to gift the world back to their god, satan.

    The whole world will turn against Israel and make her the scapegoat for their sins – both natural and spiritual Israel – the shadow and the reality – to be a part of this flesh fest will not be wise – God told me those who takes sides against Israel take sides against God. So in that respect Hagee is right, but he is also wrong on so many levels. Rothschild money set up Israel not as a homeland for the Jews but as as stage for antichrist and as a scapegoat for the world – but God set it all up to remove the abomination of Jacob – which is the love of money.

    Man makes his plans, but God determines the outcomes, and sooner or later even dumb ass Esau will get sick of giving up his birthright for a mess of pottage – Jacob has been puling this crap for so long now you think it would not work any more – the blind leading the blind I guess – and they both fall into the ditch.

    Besides, the words Obama and Defense should not be used in the same sentence. There is no Dept of Defense – it was originally called the Department of War – the name may have changed but the character has not – it is an Ancient Empire which has consumed all which have gone before and now it has the capacity to become all it was intended to be – the Babylonian world empire of Nimrod revisited – where by their agreement nothing might be restrained form them.

    While Mankind is busily trying to make everyone and everything one, God is working all things toward One conclusion – so you have a choice – the Mark of the Beast or the Mark of your high calling in Christ.

  3. VICARIUS FILII DEI
    666, The Number of the Beast

    Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
    Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
    Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

    Note that according to verse 17, there are three different characteristics that distinguish the beast:

    his mark (of authority)
    his name
    the number of his name (666).
    It might be argued by some that 666 must be applied to one man’s name, and that this will then help identify him as the antichrist. I would offer the following verse to show that 666 need not apply solely to a man’s name:

    Rev 19:16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

    The same Greek word translated as name (onoma: G3686) that appears in Revelation 13:17-18 is also used in chapter 19:16, so clearly the word can also apply to a title, and not just one man’s name. Now, we are told that it takes a certain understanding and wisdom to discern just how this number is actually applied. Based on the fact that 666 can apply to a title, below are several words and phrases that have been put forth over the centuries as probable solutions to the enigma of 666.

    GREEK
    The numeric equivalents of Greek letters can also be found in the Encyclopedia Britannica under “Languages of the World”, Table 8.

    The ancient Greek word for “the Latin speaking man” is LATEINOS

    L = 30 lambda
    A = 1 alpha
    T = 300 tau
    E = 5 epsilon
    I = 10 iota
    N = 50 nu
    O = 70 omicron
    S = 200 sigma
    ————
    666
    NOTE: Latin is the official language of the Roman Catholic Church. Church Documents are usually published first in Latin, and then translated from the Latin into other languages. The association of “Lateinos” with 666 was first suggested by Irenæus (ca. 130-202 A.D.) who proposed in his Against Heresies that it might be the name of the fourth kingdom in Daniel 7:7.

    Then also Lateinos has the number six hundred and sixty-six; and it is a very probable [solution], this being the name of the last kingdom [of the four seen by Daniel]. For the Latins are they who at present bear rule: I will not, however, make any boast over this [coincidence].

    Source: Against Heresies, by Irenæus, Book 5, chapter 30, paragraph 3.
    St. Irenaeus biography online at the New Advent Catholic web site.

    The ancient Greek for
    “The Latin Kingdom” is
    HE LATINE BASILEIA
    BASILEIA is Strong’s # G932 The ancient Greek for
    “Italian Church” is
    ITALIKA EKKLESIA
    EKKLESIA is Strong’s # G1577 And in ancient Greek
    the word APOSTATES And in ancient Greek
    the word for “tradition”
    PARADOSIS
    Strong’s # G3862
    H = 0 (transliterated)
    E = 8 eta

    L = 30 lambda
    A = 1 alpha
    T = 300 tau
    I = 10 iota
    N = 50 nu
    E = 8 eta

    B = 2 beta
    A = 1 alpha
    S = 200 sigma
    I = 10 iota
    L = 30 lambda
    E = 5 epsilon
    I = 10 iota
    A = 1 alpha

    666
    I = 10 iota
    T = 300 tau
    A = 1 alpha
    L = 30 lambda
    I = 10 iota
    K = 20 kappa
    A = 1 alpha

    E = 5 epsilon
    K = 20 kappa
    K = 20 kappa
    L = 30 lambda
    E = 8 eta
    S = 200 sigma
    I = 10 iota
    A = 1 alpha

    666
    A = 1 alpha
    P = 80 pi
    O = 70 omicron
    ST = 6 stigma*
    A = 1 alpha
    T = 300 tau
    E = 8 eta
    S = 200 sigma

    666
    * Stigma is a now obsolete Greek character, but it appears in the New Testament in Rev 13:18 to give the value 666 (chi xi stigma – See Strong’s Concordance, # G5516).

    P = 80 pi
    A = 1 alpha
    R = 100 rho
    A = 1 alpha
    D = 4 delta
    O = 70 omicron
    S = 200 sigma
    I = 10 iota
    S = 200 sigma

    666

    LATIN

    NUMERAL NAME VALUE
    I unus 1
    V quinque 5
    X decem 10
    L quinquaginta 50
    C centum 100
    D quingenti 500
    M mille 1000

    VICARIUS FILII DEI

    THE LITERAL MEANING: VICARIUS – substituting for, or in place of

    FILII – means son

    DEI – means GOD

    V = 5

    F = no value D = 500
    I = 1 I = 1
    E = no value
    C = 100 L = 50
    I = 1
    A = no value I = 1
    ——–
    R = no value I = 1
    501
    I = 1 ——–

    U/V = 5 53

    S = no value

    ——–

    112 + 53 + 501 = 666
    112

    DUX CLERI
    translated means Captain of the Clergy LUDOVICUS
    translated means Vicar of the Court
    D = 500
    U = 5
    X = 10

    C = 100
    L = 50
    E = no value
    R = no value
    I = 1
    —————-
    666
    L = 50
    U = 5
    D = 500
    O = no value
    V = 5
    I = 1
    C = 100
    U = 5
    S = no value
    —————-
    666

    HEBREW

    The numeric equivalents of Hebrew letters can be found in the Encyclopedia Britannica under “Languages of the World”, Table 50.
    ROMIITH
    means the Roman Kingdom

    R = 200 resh
    O = 6 waw (vav)
    M = 40 mem
    I = 10 yod
    I = 10 yod
    TH = 400 taw
    ————–
    666

    ROMITI
    means the Roman Man

    R = 200 resh
    O = 6 waw (vav)
    M = 40 mem
    I = 10 yod
    T = 400 taw
    I = 10 yod
    ———-
    666

  4. Talk or you try running the West Bank, Abbas tells Netanyahu

    JERUSALEM: The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has warned he will disband his Palestinian Authority if there is no Israeli movement towards renewing peace talks after Israel’s elections on January 22.

    In an interview with the Israeli daily Haaretz, Mr Abbas said that if such a situation arose he would hand full responsibility for the occupied West Bank to the Israeli government.

    ”If there is no progress even after the election I will take the phone and call [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu,” Mr Abbas said. ”I’ll tell him … Sit in the chair here instead of me, take the keys, and you will be responsible for the Palestinian Authority.

    ”Once the new government in Israel is in place, Netanyahu will have to decide – yes or no,” Mr Abbas said.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/talk-or-you-try-running-the-west-bank-abbas-tells-netanyahu-20121228-2bz6q.html#ixzz2GPBeLKBC

  5. Beitar flashpoint fuels Israeli racism debate

    Racism among fans of Beitar Jerusalem, the football club closely associated with Israel’s ruling Likud party, has been thrust into the spotlight after the club signed two Muslim players.

    JERUSALEM: As the deafening roar of the crowd grew louder and hundreds of police, security guards and undercover officers kept a careful watch on volatile fans, a young Muslim soccer player ran onto the field, at once hated and embraced by supporters from the nationalist Beitar Jerusalem club, amid growing concerns about a rising tide of racism across Israel.
    Beitar’s hardcore fans are furious over the club’s decision to recruit two Chechen Muslim players, and they made their feelings known when 19-year-old Gabriel Kadiev entered the game on Sunday night, screaming their disapproval every time he touched the ball. Other fans cheered him but they were drowned out by the ferocity of the nationalist chants.

    Until it signed the two players last month, Beitar was the only club in Israel’s national league that had never fielded a Muslim or an Arab player, even though Arabs, who make up 20 per cent of Israel’s population, play in other teams and have long been included in Israel’s national side.

    And when ultra-nationalist members held up a sign declaring “Beitar forever pure” to protest against the decision to hire the players, the club’s long history of hostility towards Arabs and Muslims drew Israel into the international furore over racism in sport.

    “My son is in the youth team of Beitar and I feel ashamed,” said one middle-aged man, who did not want to be named, as the crowd chanted for the resignation of the team’s coach and owner on Sunday night.
    His friend, 60-year-old restaurant owner Shabtai Barash, shares his concern.

    “I am here in support of the players – I do not care if they are Muslim, Christian or Jewish players – I just want my team to do well.
    “We are worried, we are afraid and we believe the police and the Prime Minister need to show leadership and say something to these fans, who all support Netanyahu,” Mr Barash said.
    The extremist fans attending Sunday’s much-anticipated match between Beitar and the Israeli-Arab team Bnei Sakhnin at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium did not represent the club, he said.
    “They are just a minority and we are here to raise our voice against them.”
    But just a few rows along in the sea of Beitar fans dressed in the team’s yellow and black colours, it was a different story.
    “We hate the Arabs and we want them out,” said 24-year-old waitress Reut, who did not want to give her last name. “We are against the Muslims, we do not want them in our team ever. This is my country, it is not their place.” Her friends were equally vehement, vowing to “make their lives [of the Muslim players] hell until they leave”.
    The surge in racist statements during Beitar’s last two games was followed by the repeated harassment of the team’s new recruits, Zaur Sadaev and Kadiev, who have been abused and spat on. They now travel with police and security protection.
    Prosecutors filed indictments against four of the team’s fans – three for racist chants and one for harassing the two Chechen players during their first training session with the team last week.
    Last Friday, Beitar’s club premises were torched in a fire police suspect was lit by some of the team’s own fans. A police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, said investigators were looking into connections between the fire and “recent decisions by the [club’s] management”.
    What has been allowed to simmer in the stands during matches – the chants of “Death to Arabs” and other slurs – have occasionally spilled into broader society, with extremist Beitar fans running riot in a nearby shopping mall last year, assaulting and harassing Palestinian staff and shoppers.
    The former prime minister and lifelong Beitar fan Ehud Olmert wrote an impassioned plea for the racism to end in the daily Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, vowing not to attend another game because of the fans’ behaviour.
    “It does not matter if the fans who waved the banners actually realised what the broader significance of the phrase ‘Pure Beitar’ is and its connection to the terrible expressions used by haters of Israel and anti-Semites. The very use of this phrase expresses hatred, contempt, disgust, intolerance and zealotry of the darkest kind.”
    Now the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has stepped in, condemning the racist behaviour and violence.
    “We want unity, dialogue and cohesiveness. The last thing we want, and which we absolutely reject is violence, racism and boycotts,” Mr Netanyahu said on Sunday.
    “Lately, we have seen displays of extremism that we find unacceptable,” he said.
    But the Arab-Israeli politician Ahmed Tibi, a member of the Knesset, leader of the Ta’al Party and a sponsor of the Bnei Sakhnin club, said political and sporting leaders in Israel were responsible for allowing racism to fester.
    “We are talking about the most racist club in the world, a club that deals with players according to their national or ethnic background,” Mr Tibi said of Beitar Jerusalem.
    “We are not talking about 10 fans, we are talking about thousands of fans . . . and during the last year they shouted racist slogans inside and outside the stadium and no one really tried to stop them, not the police, not the club, not the attorney-general and not the Israeli Football Association.”
    Israel was acting against racism now only because it was embarrassed by the international focus on the treatment of the two Chechen players, Mr Tibi said.
    “Racism has become mainstream in society and Israel is not debating it or confronting it,” he warned, describing the last Knesset as the most racist he had experienced.
    He attends most Bnei Sakhnin games and often experienced “hateful and brutal” racist abuse, he said.
    Such was the concern about the tensions surrounding Sunday’s game that Mr Tibi had to be accompanied by Knesset and police security.
    “This is a test for the club, for the football association and for Israeli society,” he said.
    The football journalist Shaul Adar, who has tracked the fortunes of the Beitar team, agrees, and says the issue is now bigger than just the club, which would pay a heavy economic price for its racist image, perhaps even threatening the existence of the club.
    “I am aware that they approached a big international company who told them, ‘There is no way we will do business with you.’
    “As the racism tendencies grow, many people feel they cannot support them any more,” Adar said.

    Much of the blame for the racist behaviour is laid at the feet of a hard-core group of Beitar fans known as La Famiglia, who regularly abuse black players and chant anti-Islamic and anti-Arab slogans.

    “There is some kind of relationship between La Famiglia and ultra-nationalist groups, it is like a magnet for all those elements in Israeli society,” Adar said.
    The club, founded in 1936, has deep ties to the Likud Party of Mr Netanyahu. Its followers are mostly Mizrahi Jews, who came to Israel from countries in the Middle East and North Africa and who have traditionally been economically disadvantaged and under-represented compared with their Ashkenazi fellow-citizens. They make up about 40 per cent of Israel’s population, according to the country’s census.

    Adar uses the experience of the former Beitar captain Aviram Bruchian to describe the sway the tiny but powerful La Famiglia group has over the club. When Bruchian said in 2009 he would be happy to have an Arab teammate, he was immediately called to a meeting with the group.

    The next day, Adar said, the captain released the following message: “I’m sorry for the pain that I caused to the fans and I do understand that I’ve hurt them. I’m not the one who takes such decisions but if the fans don’t want an Arab player, there will be no Arab player in Beitar.”

    At a small anti-racism protest outside Teddy Stadium before Sunday night’s game, a spokesman for the left-leaning New Israel Fund, Itzik Shanan, described the issue of racism as “much broader than just football”.

    “It is a cancer that has penetrated all parts of Israeli society,” Mr Shanan said. “The young fans here are the soldiers and leaders of tomorrow, and it is wrong to give legitimacy to their racist comments.”

    Outside the stadium after the game, which ended in a 2-2 draw, debates broke out among Beitar fans. The Chechens should never have been recruited, some said. They were hired to prove a point, not because of their talent, others lamented.

    The behaviour of those who booed the Muslim player was “disgusting and vulgar” said 27-year-old Josh, who warned that the decision to hire the Chechens was doomed to fail. “It cannot last. Name me a single football team that has survived when their fans are against them.”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/beitar-flashpoint-fuels-israeli-racism-debate-20130211-2e7j1.html#ixzz2Ka20hBtv

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