PODCAST: Out of Zion Live 001

Ron Cantor —  January 10, 2017 —  Comments
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One of the first acts of this new Congress was to rebuke President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and the entire United Nations for their one-sided, hypocritical rebuke of the Jewish State of Israel. Speaker Ryan said that Obama’s team had, “abandoned our ally Israel when she needed us the most.”

But he didn’t stop there. He was intent on exposing the goal of the U.N. vote…

“Do not be fooled. This U.N. Security Council resolution … was about one thing and one thing only. Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish, democratic state.” Yes, while half a million people are dead in Syria, the U.N. Security Council sets its sites on tiny Israel. These types of one-sided efforts are designed to isolate and delegitimize Israel. They do not advance peace, they make it more elusive.”

While the U.S. Congress has no power to revoke a U.N. resolution, it can defund the U.N., as the United States pays twenty-five percent of its budget.

The measure passed overwhelmingly, as 109 democrats joined the republicans in the condemnation. There were 76 democrats and just four republicans who voted in opposition. However, the four republicans that voted against it did so, not because they disagreed, but because it endorsed a two-state solution.

Staunch Israel supporter Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) explained why he opposed it…

“Hebron is in what was the Promised Land, David ruled from there, and in a two-state solution, Hebron is going to the Palestinians. How do they deserve the land that was given as the Promised Land before Mohammad even existed? I can’t support this resolution. I can’t do it.”

However, the Democrats that voted against it, were simply supporting the Obama administration’s stand against Israel.

One person who was quick to go to YouTube to express his gratitude was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has often found a refuge in a friendly U.S. Congress even as the entire gallery of nations, (what Psalm 2 calls, “The kings of the earth”) stands against him.

The vote proved once again that while the U.S. President seems hostile towards Israel (for two more weeks!), the American people are not. Danny Danon, Israel’s U.N. Ambassador was enceoauged and remarked that the non-binding resolution…

“proved once again that the US-Israel alliance is based not only on shared interests, but also on shared values … This special relationship has endured the test of time and I have no doubt that it will continue to be strengthened in the future.”

Next up, 70 nations will gather on January 15th in Paris to seek to force Israel to bow to Palestinian demands. This, just five days before President Elect Trump takes office. Trump has made it abundantly clear that he will stand with Israel.

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Three Republican senators have brought forth legislation to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City. This move will likely face resistance both from the Arab world and the United Nations.

Let me share a little history. Israel is the only nation in the world in which no country has an embassy in the capital. Instead, they are in Tel Aviv.

For 3,018 Years, Jewish Capital

But Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since Joab crawled up the water shaft and defeated the Jebusites three thousand years ago. It has never been the capital of any Palestinian state or any other Arab state. Under the Ottoman Empire, it was completely ignored. Only since the Jews began to restore their homeland did Jerusalem suddenly become sacred to Islam.

In 1995, the US congress passed a bill, 93-5 that would require America to move the embassy. But Bill Clinton would not implement it. Neither did George Bush or Barack Obama. Not one of them had the courage to face the Arab backlash. So there is presently a fully functioning, state of the art embassy in Jerusalem, which is not being used as such. But now there is hope. Incoming President Donald Trump has pledged several times during his campaign that he would most definitely move the embassy to Jerusalem.

Why not make the move?

Well, the only the reason is that it would upset the Arab nations. So what? What doesn’t upset the Islamists? I shared with you yesterday how a mild-mannered professor was accosted by Islamic guards on the Temple Mount and taken to the police for simply saying the words “Temple Mount” while he was on the Temple Mount! They wanted him to call it by its Arabic name, Haram al-Sharif—the noble sanctuary.

Emotional Islam

Yes, there is moderate Islam, and there is political Islam. But there is also overly sensitive, emotional Islam.  As western nations, we can’t make every decision based on how Islamists might react to it and more than a parent is dictated by the tantrums of a child (I am not saying the west is parent to Islamic). Just because they scream and yell doesn’t mean we must give in. It is not like the policy of “appeasement” is working, as they continue to murder, rape and pillage across the Middle East and into Europe.

Acts that Bring Blessing

As for moving the embassy, this will, no doubt, bring the blessing of God on America. For the past eight years the US president has shunned Israel at every turn, culminating last week when they allowed the United Nations to condemn Israel for building neighborhoods in her ancient homeland—as if that is a greater threat to peace than ISIS! And that was followed up by an angry anti-Israel speech from Secretary of State John Kerry.

Senator Cruz said in a statement:

“Jerusalem is the eternal and undivided capital of Israel. Unfortunately, the Obama administration’s vendetta against the Jewish state has been so vicious that to even utter this simple truth – let alone the reality that Jerusalem is the appropriate venue for the American embassy in Israel – is shocking in some circles.” He also said, “But it is finally time to cut through the double-speak and broken promises, and do what Congress said we should do in 1995: formally move our embassy to the capital of our great ally Israel.”

God said to Abraham, and it is still true today, “I will bless those who bless you and those who curse you, I will curse” (Gen. 12:3). That promise was in God’s first recorded conversation with Abraham and it is still true today. If the United States government has the courage to move the embassy to Israel’s capital, it will no doubt release God’s favor on the US.

What do you think? Should the U.S. move the embassy to Jerusalem? Let us know in the comments. 

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Outrage on the Temple Mount

Ron Cantor —  January 4, 2017 —  Comments

Tour guide bullied by Islamic Guards for using the term TEMPLE MOUNT on the TEMPLE MOUNT!

Today, in Israel, a tour guide was leading a group of American students on the Temple Mount—you know, the place where the First and Second Temple stood (according to any historian with an ounce of integrity). In his teaching, Israeli archeologist, Dr. Gabriel Barkay, used the suddenly controversial term, “Temple Mount”. He was confronted immediately by Islamic thug guards.

You see, the Islamists on the Temple Mount not only deny that there ever was a Temple there, but they demand that you deny it as well.

According to the TimesofIsrael.com:

In passing, he once again referred to the site as the Temple Mount; its Arabic name is Haram al-Sharif, the Noble Sanctuary. Incensed, the guards interrupted once more, ordered 72-year-old Barkay to stand, and marched him over to a cluster of Israel Police officers who were standing beneath a clutch of pines.

Not long ago, UNESCO, the joke of an organization within the U.N. that promotes education, science and culture (but apparently not history!), passed a resolution which proclaimed that the Western Wall and the Temple Mount were solely Islamic sites and denied their Jewish connection.

Islamic guards had been following Dr. Barkay and his group to make sure they didn’t say anything inappropriate such as, Temple Mount. Now, standing with the police, the Islamic thugs wanted Dr. Barkay expelled from the Temple Mount… I mean, Haram al-Sharif. Of course, he was breaking no law, just hurting their feelings and therefore he was able to continue.

You might wonder, if Israel is a Jewish state, why are there Islamic guards harassing people on the Temple Mount? After Israel defeated Jordan in 1967, the WAQF (the organization that oversees the Temple Mount) was created under Jordanian oversight, which then employs Palestinians to run it. This is a direct contradiction to how Jordan treated Jerusalem’s Old City from 1948 – 1967. They destroyed every Jewish symbol, monument and synagogue. Now they cry foul if a Jewish person simply utters a prayer on the Temple Mount. And we put up with it.

This thuggish aggression against Jewish and Christian tourists is not new. Many tour guides will tell you that they have suffered a similar encounter. Instead of defending the tourists, the United Nations, against all logic and intellect, agree with the Islamists that the Temple Mount is really and only Haram al-Sharif. Of course, the Islamic block of nations has sway in the U.N., so truth takes a back seat to myths that are meant to weaken Israel.

The funny thing is that we have no direct evidence that Mohamed ever even visited Jerusalem, but we have tons of evidence of the two different Jewish Temples that stood there.

And to be clear, Yeshua will return to the Mount of Olive directly facing that area. He will enter and I am quite sure that He will acknowledge it as the Temple Mount, as He sets up His kingdom.

“Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem.” (Zech. 14:3-4a)

 

 

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In John Kerry’s angry rant two days ago, he confronted Israel in the strongest terms, claiming that Israel’s building neighborhoods and towns in historic Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and East Jerusalem was endangering peace. But in truth, if Israel stopped building settlements tomorrow, these seven issues would still exist and we would be no closer to peace.

Wake up Mr. Kerry, the only peace that Hamas and the PLO want with Israel, is one where Jews cease to exist in the Middle East. You cannot make a peace deal with the devil. The issues below are far more worthy of confrontation, than Israelis building on their historic homeland.

Terror Tunnels

Presently Hamas is stealing 95% of the cement that is supposed to go to rebuild homes in Gaza to build Terror Tunnels. Dozens of tunnel diggers have been executed by Hamas so they can never collaborate with Israel regarding their locations (like that spineless terrorist, Bilal Razaineh, who is pouring out secrets to Israel, after his recent capture). This is how Hamas treats Palestinians; their own people—do you think for a Gaza-minute if Israel stops building neighborhoods, they are going to suddenly choose peace?

These tunnels are for the purpose of killing Jews. They even plotted to tunnel into a kindergarten to murder the most innocent of Israelis.

Hamas’ rule over Palestinians is Brutal

Here is just one story of hundreds. Ismail Halou, 22 was pumping gas in Gaza trying to earn a living. A black jeep pulled up and police blindfolded and kidnaped him. They took him to the station. His crime? Using hair gel! His head was shaved and his feet were beaten to a pulp. He could’t walk afterwards. It was the worse pain he’d ever felt.

He could hear the screams of others being beaten. They took him home, and unceremoniously dropped him off. It was three days before he could walk.

In addition, Hamas uses women and children as human shields. They shoot rockets at Israel from hospitals, schools and kindergarten. John Kerry mentioned Hamas four times in his 70-minute speech as a symbolic gesture, but his real target was evil Jewish neighborhoods.

Hezbollah has 120,000 missiles aimed at Israel

The ISIS-like terror group claims to have more missiles than ever aimed at the Jewish state. And if John Kerry thinks they are ready and willing to disarm, if Israel stops building settlements, than he is more naïve than I ever dreamed. Islamists are not about peace, but sworn to Israel’s destruction.screen-shot-2016-12-30-at-1-26-01-pm

Israeli UN ambassador Danny Danon challenged the UN in July:

“Let me be clear. Should Iran’s proxy, Hezbollah, make the miscalculation that it did in 2006, Israel will be ready to defend its citizens in the most vigorous and forceful way possible,” he stated. “We demand the removal of Hezbollah terrorists from southern Lebanon.” (jpost)

The Palestinian Authority Pays Terrorists

How can you be a partner for peace and sponsor terrorism at the same time? The P.A. pays monthly salaries to terrorists and their families to the tune of 140 million dollars a year. That is 10% of the yearly budget for the Palestinian Authority. This is a great incentive for a poor Palestinian to kill Israelis, if for no other reason, than to provide for his family.

U.S. tax dollars are funding this in part, as the U.S. gives aid to the P.A. Where is Mr. Kerry’s outrage that the families of the murderers of 14-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel and Ezra Schwartz, both U.S. citizens, get monthly checks from the Palestinian Authority? In fact, there is no outrage. Mr. Kerry probably thinks little Hallel had it coming, as she lived on one of those evil settlements.

The Palestinian Authority Honors Terrorists

On the one hand, The P.A. condemns terror, while the other hand’s fingers are crossed. If you are not pro-terror, you don’t name streets, public squares, schools and even soccer teams after “glorious” terrorists. But the P.A. does.

Muhannad Halabi was a 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed two Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3. Halabi, who was eventually shot dead by Israeli police, also injured Bennett’s wife Adele and their 2-year-old son in the attack.”

The Palestinian Authority honored the young man by naming a street after him. That is just one of scores of examples.

Paying IRAN 1.7 Billion Dollar Ransom

If releasing five of the world’s top terrorists for the traitor, Bowe Bergdowl (and then inviting his perverted, pro-Islam father to invoke the name of Allah in the Rose Garden of the White House) wasn’t enough. Obama and Kerry paid the Ayatollahs of Iran 1.7 Billion in ransom money. Nothing encourages a kidnapper to continue to kidnap more than getting ransom money.

But Kerry believers Iran’s police state, which routinely mocks the U.S. and calls for Israel’s destruction, can be trusted allies, while Israel is the new roadblock to peace.

Yelling at your Friend in Public

John Kerry’s scolding of Israel publically in front of her mortal enemies does far more to encourage terror, than Israelis building a town. How encouraged must the leaders of ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah and other Islamic terror groups be after seeing the animated and furious Kerry take off the gloves with Israel. Do you think they are more likely to carry out terror attacks after that or less? Kerry’s speech was more of an impediment to peace, than anything Israel is doing.

Kerry says Israel is going to be isolated if we don’t stop building in the West Bank. Well, he is doing his best to isolate us. Is this not what was prophesied? Zechariah says that all nations will turn against Jerusalem. But for now, I am just excited that in 22 days we will have a new President in the U.S. who has been sending unprecedented signals that he will be the most pro-Israel President ever. I just hope that Obama and Kerry can behave themselves until then.


And as this year comes to end, we are blessed that we have been able to pay every staff member and every bill, but that has left us with literally nothing left. We even had to empty our book fund. While we are happy to not be in the red, we could be so grateful if you could make a end of the year donation to Messiah’s Mandate. Thank you so much for helping us to reach the people of Tel Aviv! Go to www.StandWithMMI.org to make your donation.

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Or send your check to:

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PO Box 535788
Grand Prairie, TX 75053

Thank you so much! Our Tel Aviv based team sends blessings!
Until all Israel is saved (Romans 11:26),

Ron Cantor