Anti-Israel Resolutions, “Operation Northern Shield,” and Political Drama in Israel

While hypocrisy continues to reign supreme at the United Nations, Israel is forced once again to take action to thwart Iranian-backed plans of attack, perhaps bolstering Netanyahu’s position as Prime Minister.

Lest you believe I’ve gone totally off the rails by lumping those current events into a hodgepodge of nonsense, stick with me.  I think we can draw it all together!

First, let’s tackle the kangaroo court known as the UN.  On Friday, six new anti-Israel resolutions passed, including two that reject Jewish ties to Temple Mount and the city of Jerusalem.  (Others had to do with the “Syrian Golan Heights,” and “peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine.”)

All this in an era where not one single resolution has been issued to deal with things such as the use of chemical weapons in the mass murder of Syrian civilians by the Syrian government; incessant missiles, fire kites, etc fired at Israeli citizens by Hamas; or Iranian violations of current UN resolutions prohibiting test firing of ballistic missiles.  Anti-Israel bias in the UN is as strong as ever.

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While the UN is busy entertaining (and passing) ridiculous resolutions, the IDF is busy taking care of business on Israel’s northern border.  Yesterday they launched “Operation Northern Shield.”  After a decade of patiently monitoring construction of terror tunnels by Hezbollah, and the recent escalation of Iranian aggression via its proxies, Israeli military leaders determined it is time to deal with the threat.  The IDF is now on mission to destroy terror tunnels from Hezbollah-controlled, Iranian-backed Lebanon into Israel.  (Here is a video detailing Hezbollah’s plans, in their own words!)

That leads us to the complicated political situation in Israel.  It’s a long story I won’t go into here, but suffice it to say the press is hounding Netanyahu as he battles accusations of bribery and fraud.  Meanwhile, his government almost blew up a couple weeks ago when Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned and left the coalition in protest of Netanyahu’s agreement to a ceasefire in Gaza.

That decision was criticized by many, though Netanyahu hinted that there were bigger fish to fry…but was unable to explain publicly.  Now we know what the “bigger fish” are: the Iranian-backed threat on the northern border.  Wisely, PM Netanyahu did not want to stretch his military thin, should more action break out on the northern border.

With a coalition hanging on by a thread, and a possible indictment over his head, “Operation Northern Shield” could not have come at a better time!  Particularly in Israel, leaders typically gain much greater support when national security is at stake.  (Find out more about that in Northern Shield was Planned, but its Political Timing is Impeccable.)

So, how do we tie it all together?  Easily.  Israel will ultimately stand alone, so action at the UN should be no surprise.  Iran and other foes will be relatively free to operate without major ramifications from the UN or anyone else, leaving Israel no choice but to take care of their own national security.  That requires strong leadership, and it seems that Benjamin Netanyahu has been called by God “for such a time as this.”  Will it last?  Perhaps not, as God alone…not Netanyahu, not the IDF, and not any other force…will deal with Israel’s enemies when the War of Gog and Magog actually occurs.

The time could be very near.

Israel Air Force Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria

Israel has taken action once again on Iranian military sites in Syria.  Targets at al-Kiswah (south of Damascus) were hit overnight on Thursday, taking out weapon storage warehouses and a base.  

According to Syrian media outlet, SANA, the Syrian army fired its air defense weapons, hitting an Israeli aircraft and shooting down several missiles.  However, it is believed all Israeli aircraft returned safely home and most, if not all, targets were destroyed.  Officials will examine satellite surveillance to confirm.

As things shake again in the Middle East, be reminded that things are happening exactly according to Bible prophecy.  We are watching it happen right before our very eyes, and we can be sure that we are living in the last days.  Are you ready for the coming of our Bridegroom?  Let’s be found ready and prepared, as a bride awaiting the Bridegroom!  Be steadfast, my Christian friends!

US Military to Purchase Advanced Robotic Technology from Israel

What if there was effective technology to deal with roadside bombs, or to transport supplies to front line troops, or bulldoze obstacles in the midst of a battlefield?  What if robots could be programmed to accomplish tasks that would keep soldiers out of the face of danger?

The technology is there, and the US military already employs some of it.  However, a new generation of robotic technology is being developed by (who else) an Israeli company.  Israel Aerospace Industries is working with the IDF, as well as US and Australian military forces to develop and implement such futuristic technology.

Indeed, Israel continues to be a world leader in military technology.  Check out the latest:  US Army Pursues Israeli Robots