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Bulldozing Peace in Israel
An Arab goes on a Rampage Killing 3 and Wounding 66
Friday, July 04, 2008  Audio & Print versions

"My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war." Psalm 120:5,6 On Wednesday an Arab went on a terror rampage in Jerusalem killing three and wounding 66. Driving out of a construction site onto Jaffa road he turned the massive front end loader into a machine of terror; crushing cars and repeatedly ramming a bus until it flipped. A mother threw her baby out the window of her car and saved its life. This continued until he was shot by an off-duty soldier who managed to climb onto the bulldozer.
Aside from the sickening brutality of this attack, one is once again struck by the way the incident is being reported around the world. As the terrorist's actions were sickening so is the media's reporting. The BBC in an article on their website entitled: "BBC witnesses Jerusalem bloodshed" leaves the reader with the idea that the Arab was a family man with unclear motives, they report: "Later the police identify him as a 30-year-old Palestinian father of two, a resident of east Jerusalem. His motivation is unclear - whether personal or political." Yet the BBC leaves out some important points that have been reported in other media outlets:

1. The terrorist screamed out "Allah Akhbar" during the attack. (Allah Akhbar, meaning "God is Great" in Arabic, is the battle-cry of the Muslim terrorist.)
2. The BBC seems to quote the police, and then somehow comes to the opposite conclusion of the Israeli Police as reported on the Israel Insider News site: "Police stressed that the incident was definitely a terror attack by Husam Taysir Dwayat, of Sur Bahir, an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem."
3. Finally, as reported by Israel National News: "Four hours after the terrorist attack, his sister-in-law walked on the porch of her home and shouted, "Shahid! (martyr)."" This was also reported by the Associated Press.

From this it is clear that the attack was terrorism, most likely based on antisemitism. The terrorist screamed out "Allah Akhbar", police stressed that it was definitely a terror attack and at least some of the family considers the Arab a martyr. All this the BBC leaves out and then whitewashes the terrorist. In this way the BBC abets them and so becomes an accomplice in their deeds. The BBC are antisemitic. The Associated Press is a little better than the BBC in their report, however they persist in not using the word 'terrorist' and stick to the more palatable word 'militant', that does not have the same connotations as the word terrorist. The media used to use the word terrorist in reference to terrorists who attack Jews in Israel, but after the attack on the twin towers 'terrorist' was fazed out in preference to 'militant'. Unfortunately the Associated Press' second paragraph in their story is very questionable. It reads: "The attacker's unusual weapon — a yellow Caterpillar front loader transformed into a deadly assault vehicle — threatened both Israelis' sense of security and Palestinians' fragile status in the city." Why equate Palestinians supposed 'fragile status' with 'Israel's security', as if this is the way the attack effected Jews? The truth is the attack murdered and injured Jews--not just threatened their sense of security.

Well it should come as no surprise that the Director-General of the BBC since 2004 has followed several former Catholic chiefs of the corporation. I highly recommend an article entitled "The Great Voice" published in the Bible Magazine, volume 19, issue number 4, available on the Bible Magazine Website in PDF format, or it can be ordered as a back issue. The fact is the Catholic Church has a very different idea on the future of Jerusalem than the God of Israel. The Vatican seeks control of Jerusalem by having the city internationalized. Jewish control of the city and the Catholic holy places is anathema to them. This shapes their whole outlook of the middle-east conflict. Hence the great sympathy they show for the Palestinians and the paradigm good Catholics report through.

The watchman sees the reporting on Israel itself as a fulfillment of prophecy. In Revelation 16 John saw three unclean spirits come out of the mouth of the dragon, beast and false prophet. These unclean spirits are spirits of error, see 1 John 4:6. They come out of the mouth of the false prophet--a symbol of the papacy after she lost her temporal power and declared herself infallible. These unclean teachings go out into the world to gather the nations to Armageddon; a word containing a Hebrew idea: "a heap of sheaves in a valley of threshing". This idea comes from the Old Testament prophets. The prophet Joel speaks of this event and sketches out the future of Jerusalem in Joel 3:12-17.

"Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.  Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision (or threshing): for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more."

As the Apostle John prophesied about the nations being gathered by the spirits of error to the battle of Armageddon, so Joel also speaks of the same gathering in Joel 3:1,2: "For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land."

The media of today is only moved by the spirit of error that will gather the nations against Jerusalem to battle. It is a voice that will be silent when Yahweh roars out of Zion!

"And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again. Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation." (Zechariah 2:12-13)

May the voice of the flesh soon be silent and Yahweh raised up in Mount Zion! Come back next week God willing to This has been David Billington.

Printed:  Friday, July 04, 2008


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