Filed under: anti sematism, Gathering of the Exiles, islam, Israel, Land of Israel, Palestinians | Tags: Palestinian people, philistine
updated June 27th 2016
The Jewish people waited almost 2000 years to return to the Land of Israel, their ancestral homeland and finally done so with the permission of the nations of the world through The United Nations. Just 100 years ago this was only a dream most Jews had a hard time believing would happen anytime soon or at all considering all the centuries of hatred and anti-sematism the nations have shown the Jewish people. Yet even after the materialization of this Dream the majority of diaspora Jews Refuse to come HOME to The Land of Israel. They choose to live in exile among the gentiles where at this time hatred and anti-sematism is growing, raising its ugly heard at a unprecedented rate since the holocaust ! Some of them just like back in Germany think life is to good to leave their exile communities, even “religious” Jews just are not willing to make the necessary financial sacrifices !. Other Jew’s have assimilated to the point that they Identify with their exile communities more than with the Jewish people and The community Living in The Land of Israel and some have even turned against their fellow Jews living in the Holy land by supporting B.D.S. and J street. What does it take to the take the Jews out of exile and exile out of the Jews. Time will tell ?
The present generation of haters of Israel and the Jewish people all name themselves after the Biblical “Plishtim” who had been probably the worst of our neighbors, oppressing us many times throughout history. They were the closest neighbor, living right in the Land of Israel. The “Plishtim” territory included five cities Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon, Gath and Ekron which are part of the Holy Land according to Rashi (Berashit 26:2) as Yitzchak was not allowed to leave the Holy Land but during the hunger years he descended to “Eretz Plishtim”. Nothing changed since then, the people residing in that area (the Palestinians) still cause most problems to the Jewish people, the enemy from the within. Even the names of cities in this area did not change: Ashkelon, Ashdod, and Gaza. The Biblical “Plishtim” are long gone and at this rate the fake “Plishtim”(the Palestinians) will also slip away into nothingness from the pages of history. In the time of Shimshon the “Nazir” in the Bible he waged guerilla warfare against the Plishtim. In these days to since the Palestinians fight Israel by attacking innocent civilians with terror attacks and protecting themselves by using their own civilians as human shields, even blowing up their children as suicide bombers. Israel must learn from Shimshon and pay back the Palestinians in kind fighting such a asymmetrical guerilla war against the Palestinians who show no mercy so none should be shown to them.
According to Arab sources, and authoritative Islamic personalities there are no “Palestinian people” and never has been.
Palestinians are the newest of all the peoples on the face of the Earth, and began to exist in a single day by a kind of supernatural phenomenon that is unique in the whole history of mankind, as it is witnessed by Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist that acknowledged the lie he was fighting for and the truth he was fighting against:
“Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?”
“We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians – they removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag”.
“When I finally realized the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out”.
This declaration by a true “Palestinian” should have some significance for a sincerely neutral observer. Indeed, there is no such a thing like a Palestinian people, or a Palestinian culture, or a Palestinian language, or a Palestinian history. There has never been any Palestinian state, neither any Palestinian archaeological find nor coinage. The present-day “Palestinians” are an Arab people, with Arab culture, Arabic language and Arab history. They have their own Arab states from where they came into the Land of Israel about one century ago to contrast the Jewish immigration. That is the historical truth. They were Jordanians (another recent British invention, as there has never been any people known as “Jordanians”), and after the Six-Day War in which Israel utterly defeated the coalition of nine Arab states and took legitimate possession of Judea and Samaria, the Arab dwellers in those regions underwent a kind of anthropological miracle and discovered that they were Palestinians – something they did not know the day before.
The Roman emperor Hadrian was utterly upset with the Jewish Nation and wanted to erase the name of Israel and Judah from the face of the Earth, so that there would be no memory of the country that belonged to that rebel people. He decided to replace the denomination of that Roman province and resorted to ancient history in order to find a name that might appear appropriate, and found that an extinct people that was unknown in Roman times, called “Philistines”, was once dwelling in that area and were enemies of the Israelites. Therefore, according to Latin spelling, he invented the new name: “Palæstina”, a name that would be also hateful for the Jews as it reminded them their old foes. He did so with the explicit purpose of effacing any trace of Jewish history. Ancient Romans, as well as modern Palestinians, have fulfilled the Hebrew Scriptures Prophecy that declares: “They lay crafty plans against Your People… they say: ‘come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more’.” – Tehilim 83:3-4 (Psalm 83:3-4). They failed, as Israel is still alive. Any honest person would recognize that there is no mention of the name Palestina in history before the Romans renamed the province of Judea, that such name does not occur in any ancient document, is not written in the Bible, neither in the Hebrew Scriptures nor in the Christian Testament, not even in Assyrian, Persian, Macedonian, Ptolemaic, Seleucian or other Greek sources, and that not any “Palestinian” people has ever been mentioned, not even by the Romans that invented the term.
There is no reference to any Palestinian people in the qur’an (koran), although muslims claim that their prophet was once in Jerusalem (an event that is not mentioned in the koran either). It appears evident that he did not meet any Palestinian in his whole life, nor his successors did either. Caliph Salahuddin al-Ayyub (Saladin), knew the Jews and kindly invited them to settle in Jerusalem, that he recognized as their Homeland, but he did not know any Palestinian… To claim that Palestinians are the original people of Eretz Yisrael is not only against secular history but also against Islamic history!
The name “Falastin” that Arabs today use for “Palestine” is not an Arabic name, but adopted and adapted from the Latin Palæstina . How can an Arab people have a western name instead of one in their own language?
An Arab writer and journalist declared:
“There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Iraqis, etc. Keep in mind that the Arabs control 99.9 percent of the Middle East lands. Israel represents one-tenth of one percent of the landmass. But that’s too much for the Arabs. They want it all. And that is ultimately what the fighting in Israel is about today… No matter how many land concessions the Israelis make, it will never be enough”.
– Joseph Farah, “Myths of the Middle East” –
Arabs have said:
“There is no such country as Palestine. ‘Palestine’ is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria. ‘Palestine’ is alien to us. It is the Zionists who introduced it”.
– Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, Syrian Arab leader to British Peel Commission, 1937 –
“There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not”.
– Professor Philip Hitti, Arab historian, 1946 –
“It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but Southern Syria”.
– Representant of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations, 1956 –
When the State of Israel was reborn in 1948 c.e., the “Palestinians” did not exist yet, the Arabs had still not discovered that “ancient” people. They were too busy with the purpose of annihilating the new Sovereign State and did not intend to create any Palestinian entity, but only to distribute the land among the already existing Arab states. They were defeated. They attempted again to destroy Israel in 1967, and were humiliated in only six days, in which they lost the lands that they had usurped in 1948. In those 19 years of Arab occupation of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, neither Jordan nor Egypt suggested to create a “Palestinian” state, since the still non-existing Palestinians would have never claimed their alleged right to have their own state… Paradoxically, during the British Mandate, it was not any Arab group but the Jews that were known as “Palestinians”!
Arabs declared after the Six-Day War:
“There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity… yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel”.
– Zuhair Muhsin, military commander of the PLO and member of the PLO Executive Council –
“You do not represent Palestine as much as we do. Never forget this one point: There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there is no Palestinian entity, there is only Syria. You are an integral part of the Syrian people, Palestine is an integral part of Syria. Therefore it is we, the Syrian authorities, who are the true representatives of the Palestinian people”.
– Syrian dictator Hafez Assad to the PLO leader Yassir Arafat –
“As I lived in Palestine, everyone I knew could trace their heritage back to the original country their great grandparents came from. Everyone knew their origin was not from the Canaanites, but ironically, this is the kind of stuff our education in the Middle East included. The fact is that today’s Palestinians are immigrants from the surrounding nations! I grew up well knowing the history and origins of today’s Palestinians as being from Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Christians from Greece, muslim Sherkas from Russia, muslims from Bosnia, and the Jordanians next door. My grandfather, who was a dignitary in Bethlehem, almost lost his life by Abdul Qader Al-Husseni (the leader of the Palestinian revolution) after being accused of selling land to Jews. He used to tell us that his village Beit Sahur (The Shepherds Fields) in Bethlehem County was empty before his father settled in the area with six other families. The town has now grown to 30,000 inhabitants”.
– Walid Shoebat, an “ex-Palestinian” Arab –
How long do “Palestinians” live in “Palestine”?
According to the United Nations weird standards, any person that spent TWO YEARS (!!!) in “Palestine” before 1948, with or without proof, is a “Palestinian”, as well as all the descendants of that person.
It is thoroughly documented that the first inhabitants of Eretz Yisrael after some centuries were the Jewish pioneers, and not the Arabs so-called Palestinians. Some eyewitnesses have written their memories about the Land before the Jewish immigration:
“There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent (valley of Jezreel, Galilea); not for thirty miles in either direction… One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. For the sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee… Nazareth is forlorn… Jericho lies a mouldering ruin… Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and humiliation… untenanted by any living creature… A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds… a silent, mournful expanse… a desolation… We never saw a human being on the whole route… Hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil had almost deserted the country… Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes… desolate and unlovely…”.
– Mark Twain, “The Innocents Abroad”, 1867 –
Where had the Palestinians been hidden that Mark Twain did not see them? Where was that “ancient” people in the mid XIX century c.e.? Of course, modern biased Arab politicians try to discredit Mark Twain and insult and blame him of racism. Yet, it seems that there were other people that did not achieve in recognizing a single Palestinian in those times and earlier:
“In 1590 a ‘simple English visitor’ to Jerusalem wrote: ‘Nothing there is to bescene but a little of the old walls, which is yet remayning and all the rest is grasse, mosse and weedes much like to a piece of rank or moist grounde’.”.
– Gunner Edward Webbe, Palestine Exploration Fund,
Quarterly Statement, p. 86; de Haas, History, p. 338 –
“The land in Palestine is lacking in people to till its fertile soil”.
– British archaeologist Thomas Shaw, mid-1700s –
“Palestine is a ruined and desolate land”.
– Count Constantine François Volney, XVIII century French author and historian –
“The area was underpopulated and remained economically stagnant until the arrival of the first Zionist pioneers in the 1880’s, who came to rebuild the Jewish land. The country had remained “The Holy Land” in the religious and historic consciousness of mankind, which associated it with the Bible and the history of the Jewish people. Jewish development of the country also attracted large numbers of other immigrants – both Jewish and Arab. The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer track suitable for transport by camels and carts… Houses were all of mud. No windows were anywhere to be seen… The plows used were of wood… The yields were very poor… The sanitary conditions in the village [Yabna] were horrible… Schools did not exist… The rate of infant mortality was very high… The western part, toward the sea, was almost a desert… The villages in this area were few and thinly populated. Many ruins of villages were scattered over the area, as owing to the prevalence of malaria, many villages were deserted by their inhabitants”.
– The report of the British Royal Commission, 1913 –
The Bottom line is that the So called “West Bank” (The Biblical lands of Judea and Samaria) were lands under the sovereignty of Jordan till they attacked Israel and lost the war and the land.
Gaza also was ruled by Egypt till that they attack Israel and lost the war and the land.
Egypt now does not want Gaza back and neither does Jordan want back The Biblical lands of Judea and Samaria.
There is no “Palestinian people” and never has been.
The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a resolution adopted on 29 November 1947 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Its title was United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 (II) Future Government of Palestine.
The resolution recommended the termination of the British Mandate for Palestine and the partition of the territory into two states, one Jewish and one Arab, with the Jerusalem-Bethlehem area being under special international protection, administered by the United Nations
The proposed plan was accepted by the leaders of the Jewish community in Palestine, through the Jewish Agency.However, the plan was rejected by leaders of the Arab community (the Palestine Arab Higher Committee etc.), who were supported in their rejection by the states of the Arab League. In a communication to the United Nations Palestine Commission dated 19 January 1948, the Arab Higher Committee for Palestine stated that it was “determined [to] persist in rejection [to the] partition and in refusal [to] recognize UNO resolution [with] this respect and anything deriving therefrom”.
On the day before the United Kingdom was to complete its withdrawal, (i.e. 14 May 1948) the Jewish community in Palestine published a Declaration of Independence as the State of Israel, and five Arab armies crossed into the former Mandate as the start of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
Arab leaders threatened the Jewish population of Palestine, speaking of “driving the Jews into the sea” and ridding Palestine “of the Zionist Plague”. On the eve of the Arab armies invasion, Azzam Pasha, the General Secretary of the Arab League, “describing the fate of the Jews” is said to have declared: “This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades”
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Arabs control 99.9 percent of the Middle East lands The Arabs lost their wars with Israel and need to get over it, and get on with their lives.
Israel is mentioned in the Bible 2498 times
The Oslo accords were made so to settle a territorial dispute. But in truth the foundation of the Dispute is not territorial anymore the the present conflict with the IS the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and the west. The foundation of the Dispute is ideological not territorial. This is clear :
The words of the Hadith (Islamic Philosophy):
“The Hour [Resurrection] will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews,
and kill them. And the Jews will hide behind the rock and tree, and the rock and
tree will say: oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, this is a Jew behind me, come and
Israel and the west, modernity are facing a cultural challenge, they are being force to go against their founding Ethos and culture. They are being forced into waging a “Religious war”. At the Oslo accords the Jews for the first time in History told the Arabs they had a right to part of the land of Israel. They did this thinking that all that had to be settled was a territorial disbute to establish peace. But this is not so !
Some Arabs would like to say Israel is a Apartheid state but there is no truth to this
South African apartheid was an array of segregative and discriminatory laws based on race. THERE IS NONE OF THIS IN ISREAL. If annexation of territory without affording full voting rights means apartheid, then the USA has been –and continues to be- an apartheid state for over 100 years:
The US captured the island of Puerto Rico (3.6 million residents) from Spain 116 years ago. Its residents cannot vote in US federal elections.
The US captured the island of Guam (150,000 residents) from Spain 116 years ago. No voting rights, as above.
The US bought the Virgin Islands (106,000 residents) from Denmark 97 years ago. No voting rights as above.
The Northern Mariana Islands (77,000 residents) were captured from Japan 70 years ago and became a UN-American mandate. For the past 36 years, they have been under US sovereignty. No voting rights, as above.
The US captured American Samoa (55,000 residents) from Spain 116 years ago. Its status is different; it is a protectorate of the US. No voting rights, as above.
Nobody accuses the US of apartheid because the people in its territories do not have federal voting rights.
The Fatah flag still shows the map of Israel
The Nature of Palestinian statehood to most has been a “secret”, here it is revealed in their own words-What they really want !
July 12, 2009 Palestinian Media Watch
“Our goal has never been peace.
Peace is a means; the goal is Palestine.”
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Palestinian Media Watch:
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The PA will resume violence and terror against Israel when Fatah is “capable,” and “according to what seems right,” Fatah official Kifah Radaydeh says in a PA TV interview. Radaydeh, Fatah Regional Committee member, Jerusalem, states openly that peace is not a goal for Fatah:
“It has been said that we are negotiating for peace, but our goal has never been peace. Peace is a means; the goal is Palestine.”
Radaydeh says that “armed struggle” has not been ruled out and will continue, depending on how “capable” the PA forces are.
Click here to see the PATV interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc-7GK6F4RI
with Fatah official, Kifah Radaydeh
“Fatah is facing a challenge, because [Fatah] says that we perceive peace as
one of the strategies, but we say that all forms of the struggle exist, and
we do not rule out the possibility of the armed struggle or any other
struggle. The struggle exists in all its forms, on the basis of what we are
capable of at a given time, and according to what seems right…
What exactly do we want? It has been said that we are negotiating for peace,
but our goal has never been peace. Peace is a means; and the goal is
Palestine. I do not negotiate in order to achieve peace. I negotiate for
Palestine, in order to achieve a state.”
[PA TV July 7, 2009]
It should be noted that when Fatah refers to “Palestine”, it is routinely
referring to all of Israel.
1. The Fatah flag still shows the map of Israel under rifles. The same
symbol (see right) appears on the Fatah website ( http://www.fateh.ps ) and
other official Fatah publications.
2. Fatah MP Najat Abu-Bakr said in a PA TV interview last year that Fatah’s
goal remains the destruction of Israel, but that their political plan is to
focus on the West Bank and Gaza Strip:
“It doesn’t mean that we don’t want the 1948 borders [all of Israel]…but
our current political program is to say that we want the 1967 borders.” [PA
TV, Aug. 25 2008]. Click to view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw-JZ5u0Oi4
3. A PA TV educational documentary broadcast monthly since 2007 includes the
following words denying the existence of Israel:
“Another section in Palestine which is the Palestinian coast that spreads
along the [Mediterranean] sea, from… Ashkelon in the south, until Haifa,
in the Carmel Mountains. Haifa is a well-known Palestinian port. [Haifa]
enjoyed a high status among Arabs and Palestinians especially before it fell
to the ‘occupation’ [Israel] in 1948. To its north, we find Acre. East of
Acre, we reach a city with history and importance, the city of Tiberias,
near a famous lake, the lake of Tiberias [Kinneret- Sea of Galilee]. Jaffa,
an ancient coastal city, is the bride of the sea, and Palestine’s gateway to
the world.” [PA TV, August 2007-June 7, 2009, dozens of times] Click to view
4. Muhammad Dahlan, senior PA official, recently stressed that Fatah adamantly refuses to recognize Israel, and that even Palestinian Authority recognition is to have better standing internationally in order to receive
foreign aid: “I want to say for the thousandth time, in my own name and in the name of all of my fellow members of the Fatah movement: We do not demand that the Hamas movement recognize Israel. On the contrary, we demand of the Hamas
movement not to recognize Israel, because the Fatah movement does not recognize Israel, even today… It’s required of the government but not of Hamas; it’s required of the government but not of the Fatah, so that this government will be able to offer the necessary assistance, to carry out the necessary reconstruction, to offer assistance to the sick, to bring relief to needy families… This can be dealt with [only] by a government that has relations with the international community, one that is acceptable to the international community, in order that we can work together and benefit from
the international community.” [PA TV March 17, 2009]
Click to view
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The 1988 Hamas charter (an acronym for “Islamic Resistance Movement” in Arabic) is both political and genocidal — yet the United Nations has never denounced it.
The Hamas Charter – Selected Excerpts
1. Calls for the Destruction of Israel
Introduction: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).” [Page 1]
Introduction: “Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious.” [Page 2]
Article 6: “The Islamic Resistance Movement is a distinguished Palestinian movement, whose allegiance is to Allah, and whose way of life is Islam. It strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine…” [Page 3]
2. Calls for Jihad
There is the Hamas slogan, which has inspired countless jihadist bombers: “Allah is its goal, The Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Charter, jihad its path, and death for the cause of Allah its most sublime belief” (Article 8).
Article 13: ” There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad.” [Page 7]
“Article Eight: The Slogan of the Islamic Resistance Movement: Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.” [Page 5]
Article 15: ” In face of the Jews’ usurpation of Palestine, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised.” [Page 8]
Article 15: “The Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine is an Individual Duty: ” “The day that enemies usurp part of Moslem land, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Moslem. In face of the Jews’ usurpation of Palestine, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised.” [Page 8]
Article 32: “Leaving the circle of struggle with Zionism is high treason” [Page 18]
Article 11: “The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. Neither a single Arab country nor all Arab countries, neither any king or president, nor all the kings and presidents, neither any organization nor all of them, be they Palestinian or Arab, possess the right to do that. [Page 5]
Article 13: ” Now and then the call goes out for the convening of an international conference to look for ways of solving the (Palestinian) question…. These conferences are only ways of setting the infidels in the land of the Moslems as arbitraters.” [Page 7]
Article 7: “The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said: “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.”” [Page 4]
Another characteristic of the Hamas charter is frequent references to conspiracy theories
Article 22 states that “the enemies” have long since taken over the world’s financial centers, controlling the world’s media: “agencies, press, broadcasting, publications, etc…. With their money they formed secret societies, such as Freemasons, Rotary Clubs, the Lions, and others in different parts of the world for the purpose of sabotaging societies and achieving Zionist interests.” Indeed, “they” have been stirring up revolutions since the one in France in 1789 — including Communist revolutions.
On April 12, 2002, the Palestinian Authority’s Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi delivered a Friday sermon at the Sheikh Ijlin Mosque in Gaza City. Sheikh Madhi concluded his sermon with: “Oh Allah, accept our martyrs in the highest heaven… Oh Allah, show the Jews a black day… Oh Allah, annihilate the Jews and their supporters… Oh Allah, raise the flag of Jihad across the land… Oh Allah, forgive our sins…” (Credit to <a href=www.memri.org>MEMRI</a> for the translation.)
The biblical prophesies span all of time, one must be able to distinguish the parts that apply to a given situation
from that which has already passed.
“Gather yourselves together, gather together, O undesired nation ! (this refers to the Palestinians) Before the decree is brought forth, before the day when you pass away like chaff, before the fierce anger of yhv”h comes upon you, before the day of yhv”h’s anger comes upon you. Seek yhv”h, all you humble of the earth, who have performed his judgment; seek righteousness, seek humility; it may be that you shall be hidden in the day of the anger of yhv”h . For Gaza shall be forsaken , and Ashkelon shall be a desolation; they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.
(Ashkelon shall be a desolation, they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day is describing a time past when Ashkelon, Ashdod and were the oldest and largest seaports in Canaan. Ekron was a Palestinian border town. These are three of the “five cities” of the Palestinians. According to the Book of Nehemiah, the Ashdodites seem to represent the whole nation of the Palestinians in the sixth century BCE. Yet to a certain extent Judgement is falling on Ashkelon and Ashdod as rockets.)
Woe to the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Kherethites! The word of yhv”h is against you; O Canaan, land of the Palestinians, I will destroy you, so that there shall be no inhabitant. And the sea coast shall be pastures and meadows for shepherds, and folds for flocks. And it shall be an allotment for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed there; in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening; for yhv”h elohahe”m shall remember them, and restore their dwelling.” (Zephaniah 2:1-7)
“Nation of the Cherethites” refers to the Palestinians in general. Similarly, Ezek. xxv. 16 and xxx. The Ashkelon here refers to the Ashkelon of Israel today. They shall be comforted by Hashem.
“Thus says yhv”h; For three transgressions of Gaza, I will turn away its punishment, but for the fourth I will not turn away its punishment; because they carried away into exile a complete captivity, to deliver them to Edom. But I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza, which shall devour its palaces; And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him who holds the scepter from Ashkelon, and I will turn my hand against Ekron; and the remnant of the Palestinians shall perish, says yhv”h God. (Amos 1:6-8) Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron shall see that her expectation has been confounded; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.”
As we continue reading this prophesy of Zacharia we clearly see it is concerning the times of the messiah
“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, your King comes to you; he is just, and victorious; humble and riding on an Donkey, on a colt the foal of an Donkey. And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off; and he shall speak peace to the nations; and his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.
As for you also, because of the blood of your covenant I have sent forth your prisoners out of the pit where there is no water. Return to the fortress, you prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double;”(Zachahria 9-12)
The Radak says people will rejoice when Hashem remembers Zion and Jerusalem. It will be the head of governments. ” cut off the chariot of Efriam ” refers to the fact that the government in Israel will be no longer divided. The “blood of your covenant” referred to here is the merit of the mitzvah of circumcision in exile which helps raise Messiah in His righteousness, and the community of Israel. The Metsudat Zion says the description of “double promise” is describing its doubled nature. “humble and riding on a donkey” The Zohar tells us the donkey here is the nations of the world.1
The Messiah on a donkey represents the begging of the revelation of the redemption will take place in a natural Physical way. As Donkey in Hebrew is the same letters as Physical.
Tanks, armored personnel carriers, artillery batteries and soldiers from several infantry units massed along Gaza’s border ahead of the operation, which defense officials said would likely be limited in time. At a security assessment held at the Defense Ministry, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that the operation would intensify if the rocket attacks did not stop. “If Hamas does not immediately stop the criminal and intentional firing of rockets, Israel will use all the legal resources and courses of action at its disposal to force the enemy to stop its aggressive and illegal action,” Barak said. Defense officials said that the ground operation, if launched, would penetrate deep into Gaza with the aim of dealing a strategic blow to Hamas. Barak, the officials said, declared during the assessment that he did not want to utilize all of the forces at the IDF’s disposal since it would create “static targets” for Hamas. “We will hit them where they least expect it,” one official said, adding that the artillery batteries deployed along the border would likely be used in the event of a ground operation. “We will need to constantly be moving on the ground to maintain the element of surprise.” The IDF on Monday morning declared the area of the Negev along the Gaza border a closed military zone, denying entrance to all but local residents.
Not long ago, a book came out written by Rabbi Baruch Shapira, zs’kl. During his lifetime, the Tzaddik was not well-known and was nistar (hidden). He resided in Maale Adumim and passed away about 15 years ago. Everything he wrote in the book are prophecies. In his sefer he writes mind-boggling details, written over 20 years ago.
He wrote that there will come a day when settlements in Gaza area will be evacuated and handed over to the enemy. He warns not to purchase homes in Ashdod and Ashkelon. He explains that these towns will be bombarded with missiles.
Many bloggers were quoting various Rabbanim in the recent months claiming predictions of a war that would begin during Chanuka. The most popular one was that of Reb Ari Goldwag of Geula Perspectives quoting Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita though later it was deleted when asked directly if the words attributed was actually said by the Rav.
Did Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita or Rabbi David Abuchazera Shlita of Naharia really did say a war would happen, and later denied it so it would not be publicized and create some sort of chillul HaShem? In any case, a war did begin on Chanuka and it has spread to the South of Israel including Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, Ofakim, Kiryat Gat, Kiryat Malachi, Nachal Oz, etc. and its residents are sitting in shelters. A group of highly respected Torah scholars from Ashdod approched Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita last night and asked him for advice whether they should stay or leave the city. The Gaon Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita told them, “It is best to leave the city for a few days.” The group immediately returned to Ashdod, told others the reply they received from Rav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita and are hurriedly packing up to leave the city of Ashdod. Also the Belzer and Gerrer yeshivot in Ashdod are temporarily closed.
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