Israel Floods Gaza
Distortion in the media
Sunday, March 01, 2015
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Hello, this is Nick Barnes with this week’s Bible in the News.
Some of these reports have now been retracted, it now being acknowledged that there are no dams in southern
Likewise the power cuts did not “compound” the flooding, because
Such reporting is not just poor; nor is it simply the result of a mistake. Such inaccuracies are repeated because these media outlets willingly accept Palestinian fantasies which fit the narrative that it’s all Israel’s fault, and they are eager to include irrelevant and misleading details, which contribute to this end.
This flood libel is repeated year after year – as the Mail Online said “this is not the first time
And why is it that even after retractions by the Mail Online and Al Jazeera acknowledging the inaccuracy of their reports, other sites still include statements which imply the issue is in doubt, while Russia Today still retains its headline “Palestine accuses Israel of opening dams, flooding Gaza, forcing evacuations” and others (such as AFP) have quietly taken their erroneous reports down without any apology or correction.
As for the Gazan humanitarian crisis; this has been grossly exaggerated, for political reasons, over many years. Peace-time living conditions in
And the method is simple; Arab sources, such as the Hamas de facto government and its ministries, produce patently distorted propaganda, and often this is eagerly repeated in the west. Sometimes the reports are subsequently retracted; sometimes quietly removed; but the first headline is what is remembered by most people, and the continuous stream of such material amounts to a campaign, sustained for decades, to demonize
And the irony is that everything that
- vote, and they can (and do) send Arab members to
- share the same schools, medical facilities and public amenities
- enjoy the same legal rights and can appeal to the same impartial judicial system
- practice their religions freely as is seen in the vast numbers of mosques and churches throughout the
And so as this week
And this evil of anti-Semitism demonstrates that God is, and that His word stands. God said in Isa 43
[Isa 43:10 KJV] 10 Ye [are] my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I [am] he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
…if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: (Deu 28:15 KJV)
And these curses which would come upon disobedient
And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other;( Deu 28:64)
…and that they would…
…become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee. Deu 28:37
In Jer 24v9 God says
I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for [their] hurt, [to be] a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.
And in Eze 5v12
12 A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.
So that surviving third part would be scattered, and even there the sword would follow them. Deut 28 expands on this, and warns that their persecutions would be such that
65 …among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: 66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: 67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. (Deu 28:65-67 KJV)
But today the western nations need a justification for their anti-Semitism; and they rationalize their hatred with a narrative of Palestinian victimisation. They describe
And yet this is a policy of ethnically cleansing Jews from land where they have lived almost continuously for thousands of years. This is a plan to make judenrein the Biblical
And this anti-Semitism will ultimately lead to the great invasion, described in Eze 38, when the nations' hatred of the Jews will bring them up to, what the Bible calls, “the Mountains of Israel”; the hill country known in modern time as “the West Bank” or by Israelis as Judea-Samaria.
And when this happens, God tells us in Eze 38v18, that…
18 …it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the
In our days we have seen the Israelites restored to their land (as described in Eze 38) and we know that the day will come when God will save His people from the hands of their enemies; when those who have persecuted them will finally be judged for their lies and their hatred, and when Israel’s king, the Lord Jesus Christ will rule the earth from Jerusalem.
Until then we will continue to watch Bible prophecy fulfilling, so join us again next week (God Willing) for another Bible in the News.