News Prophecy Blog; Oct 2018

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Right now there are three possible scenarios for the coming months: 

  1. The Israeli cabinet is unable to resolve its crisis and elections are set for spring 2019 with a general Middle East war in the interim, followed by a genuine peace dialogue after new governments are set in place. Note that there is no way to know how long peace talks might take and the tribulation could begin in late 2019 or take until late 2020 or later to begin. 
  2. Israel resolves or shelves its crisis and elections take place on the scheduled date in November 2019; with a general Middle East war in the interim, followed by a genuine peace dialogue after governments are set in place.

Note that there is no way to know how long peace talks might take however a Middle East peace in late 2020 [which would bring the tribulation near the end of 2020] could get Trump reelected!

  1. Some unanticipated new development.


31 Oct:   Mideast War-  Russia claims that the US military carried out a mock attack on its   Khmeimim Air Base in Syria on 25 October, sending several probes to light up air defense systems so they could be monitored by surveillance aircraft over the Med Sea.

As US sanctions and efforts to choke off all Iranian petroleum exports go into effect on November 5 Iran has concentrated large numbers of Saeghe stealth drones (modeled on the advanced US RQ-170 Sentinel captured by Tehran in 2011) along the Persian Gulf and in Al Qods Brigade forces operating in Syria. The Iraqi Shiite militias and the Lebanese Hezbollah have also been armed with UAV’s.  These tiny drones can mass attack shipping along with speed boat swarms if desired. 

Israel-  Most municipal elections were conclusive except for Jerusalem which will have a second round in two weeks.


\30 Oct:   Israel-   Coalition parties expect election call after municipal elections.  The first round of municipal elections take place today and the second round in two weeks.  Bibi is expected to call elections soon to seek a new mandate to address the upcoming Trump Middle East Peace Initiative.

PLO-   The Central Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has moved to fully withdraw from the Oslo Accord on Monday, announcing that they are ending their commitment to the deal, and halting all security coordination with Israel.

Halting security cooperation with Israel is a huge move, and it also comes with an announcement that the PLO will withhold recognition of the State of Israel,until such time as Israel agrees to recognize the State of Palestine. 

These moves come ahead of a general Mideast War which will reset regional conditions enabling the coming Mideast peace conference and deal.

Europe-   Sweden faces another election as Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven gives up attempt at building new coalition.


29 Oct:   Germany-   Merkel Begins to Bow Out German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told her CDU party that she will not run for re-election as its chairwoman in December, sources say, after the party took heavy losses in regional elections in Hesse over the weekend. Merkel has been CDU chair since 2000 and German Chancellor since 2005, combining the two posts. Now, she wants to quit the party chair, while saying she wants to remain German chancellor until next elections which she will not contest.  The election of a new CDU party Chancellor opens the way for new German elections [probably in 2019] without Merkel.  

Mideast War-   Yesterday Israel killed  Khaled Bassam Mahmoud Abu Saeed, 14; Abdul Hameed Mohammed Abdul Aziz Abu Zaher, 13; and Mohammed Ibrahim Abdullah al-Sutari, 13 as they approached the Gaza border fence.  The Israeli army “reportedly opened fire toward the ambulances and prevented their access” to the scene of the bombing, located northeast of Khan Younis.

Germany-   The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, suffered another serious loss yesterday, this time in the state election in Hesse,


28 Oct:   Trump Peace Initiative-  Oman endorses Middle East peace efforts and recognition of Israel at today’s Arab summit.  Joining the declaration of support for peace and the normalizing of relations with Israel, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa voiced support for Oman over the sultanate’s role in trying to secure Israeli-Palestinian peace, while Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the kingdom believes the key to normalizing relations with Israel is the peace process.

Terrorism-   A deranged American killed eleven Jewish persons at a Pittsburgh Synagogue on Sabbath.


27 Oct:   A Blessed Sabbath for All God’s Faithful!

Mideast War-   Overnight the IDF struck 90 Hamas sites.  The Palestinian Islamic Jihad was held responsible for the 40 incoming rockets on alleged orders from Damascus and Iran’s Al Quds brigades; Hamas accused of failing to stop the attack.  Israel threatens to resume attacks on Iranian assets in Syria.  In fact the rockets came because Israeli snipers were killing IJ men, but they might well have had permission from Iran to respond.  Today Islamic Jihad offered to ceasefire if Israel does.

Istanbul Summit begins.


26 Oct:   Mideast War-  BREAKING Update 14:42:   Israel aircraft and attack helicopters begin pounding Gaza.

13:00 PDT:  After five protesters were killed on the Gaza border and three Israeli air strikes on Hamas posts at least 14 rockets were fired from Gaza.  Gaza militias have evacuated facilities and gone to battle positions in anticipation of large scale IDF strikes on the strip.  

Jerusalem Post Analysis-   Netanyahu may use an election call and war to postpone Trump Peace initiative.  Have they been reading TheShiningLight?

Asia-  An historic breakthrough as Trump policies drive Japan and China into one anothers arms

Numerous trade agreement signed as both nations seek a new partnership outside of their relationship with the United States. As Trump launches repeated financial attacks on China and Japan the two economic power houses are joining forces and with Russia, Asia is becoming an economic Super Power while the US is soon to be left out in the financial cold. 

When the New Federal Europe rises, Europe allied with a Turkish led Middle East consortium will gain world economic dominance strongly supported by Asia, while the US Petrodollar collapses and the Anglo American nations plunge into economic catastrophe as the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” begins in the very near future. 

First a general Mideast war to reset regional realities, followed by a Mideast Peace Deal as soon as 2019. Then when the extremist Jewish Settler Movement sabotages the peace deal, Europe and the nations of Psalm 83 will fall into each others arms and initially supported by Asia will abandon the US. 

There is likely to be a short economic surge in the US due to optimism over the peace deal, but Donald Trump’s policies are leading to disaster for America and the Anglo Saxon nations. 

Arabia-   Trump to hold summit with Arab leaders.  A senior Kuwaiti official said the summit joining the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council will be held in January, while a Gulf ministerial meeting will be held next month.  The summit with the Saudi’s and Gulf States could finalize Arab support for the Trump Peace Plan and war on Iran among other things.


25 Oct:   Trump Mideast Peace Plan-   The Trump administration’s envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process  Jason Greenblatt, will travel to Israel next week to meet with officials, as the White House prepares to release its peace plan in the next few months.  Netanyahu is expected to call elections to establish a new mandate to deal with the Peace Plan.  A general Middle East war is highly likely before any polling date.


Gaza-   Three Hamas compounds were among the 8 targets hit by the IDF overnight after a single rocket from Gaza exploded harmlessly in the Eshkol Regional Council.

Israel-  Winter rain and thunderstorms accompanied by fog have begun in the south of the country, according to Channel 10 Television.  There is a serious and immediate fear of floods in all the streams and low lying areas in the region.


24 Oct:   Khashoggi-  Turkish President Erdogan is working to support the Saudi establishment desire to remove the crown prince.  US President Trump is back peddling on his support of MbS and indicates he would also support the downfall of the Saudi crown prince.  It is beginning to look like Mohamed bin Salman will be axed to save Saudi relations with the world. If this comes Turkey will gain great influence with the Saudi establishment which has been resisting MbS since he was named crown prince.  Turkey is prophesied to lead the Islamic world except Egypt (Psalm 83), and will even gain influence in Egypt when the New Europe controls Egypt as per Daniel 11:42-43. 

Trump to meet Putin in Paris Nov 11, among other things they are to discuss Trump threats concerning nuclear treaty.

Palestine-   President Abbas:  The Palestinian National Council will meet at the end of this month, is expected to pass important resolutions concerning relations with Israel and the United States, as well as Hamas and the Gaza Strip. There are signed agreements too between us and them, and Israel has violated all these agreements and because of this violation we see ourselves as freed [from the agreements],” said Abbas.  Abbas noted that the Paris Agreement, for example, needs to be rewritten after 25 years and changes in relations with Israel.

Gaza-  The situation is beginning to calm for now.


23 Oct:   Israel-   Trump: “I can be tough with Bibi as I was tough with the Palestinians” – According to a report on Channel 10 News, the US President said in a meeting with French President Macron that he was willing to put pressure on the prime minister Netanyahu to accept the ‘Deal of the century’: “I gave him a lot.” (Maariv

Trump has promised to present his plan which is expected to recognize Palestinian Jerusalem neighborhoods as the capital of Palestine by the end of Feb.  Netanyahu has requested that the plan’s unveiling be postponed because “it will bring down the government.” 

Korea-   Advances being made; with South Korea, the DPRK and and the UN leading the way.  Another joint military exercise on the peninsula has been cancelled.

NATO-   Large scale military exercise launched in Scandinavia.

Khashoggi Murder-   Details from the Turkish investigation into the journalist’s killing provided by Erdogan today revealed that a team of Saudi agents had inspected a forest near the Saudi consulate a day before the killing took place.  The next day connecting via Skype with the 15 man team MbS aide  Qahtani instructed. “Bring me the head of the dog.”  The issue has now gone much too far for any accommodation and Turkey demands extradition and trial in Turkey

This unanticipated unstable situation with the Saudi’s could delay the long planned general Middle East war for months.


22 Oct:  Mideast War-   Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman says Israel has exhausted all diplomacy efforts to reach an agreement with Hamas to end months of violence along the border with the Gaza Strip and that the time has come for the cabinet to approve a major military option.  Israel is waiting to approve a Gaza Operation and the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar until after the Oct 30  municipal elections and a possible run off in two weeks.


21  Oct:  Nato-   The US pulls out of nuclear treaty.

Israel-   Bibi asks for delay of Trump peace plan.

Netanyahu postpones Khan al-Ahmar demolition indefinitely to avoid a West Bank uprising and international condemnation.  He had planned to demolish the Bedouin village with the pathetic excuse that it was near a road when the village had already been on the same spot for decades.

Arabia-  Saudi affairs in an uproar after announcement which amounted to saying that: Khashoggi started a tussle with the fifteen men we sent to kindly ask him to come home. Unfortunately he stumbled, fell onto a saw and severed his head.   Trump accepts this farcical explanation


20 Oct:   A Blessed Sabbath for All God’s Faithful!


19 Oct:   Arabia-   Israeli Washington lobbyists smear smear Khashoggi in attempt to save bloody prince MbS. 

Saudi elimination of rivals is common in the region but MbS made a big mistake in attempting the deed inside Turkey, maybe not realizing the quality of Turkish surveillance and that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan would use the Khashoggi murder to gain influence and leadership in the Islamic world at Saudi expense.

In a deft move Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MbS) counters the accusations against him by arranging for the arrest of 18 Saudi’s for the Khashoggi killing and has himself appointed to revamp the Saudi Intelligence Service

It is being reported that Jarred Kushner is behind these events which may serve to actually aid MbS in the murky world of Saudi royal power struggles.  In the US there is now a call for an investigation into the Trump family working with the crown prince to aid MbS in advancing, by eliminating his enemies and sidelining those opposing the coming war on Iran.

It is true that Trump and Kushner are owned by the Israelis through certain Jewish billionaires.  In Trump’s election it was US and Russian Jewish billionaires intervening on behalf of Israel with huge donations that tipped the scales.  If Kushner did indeed give a hit list to MbS did it come from the Mossad?   

USA-   US National Security Adviser John Bolton will meet with President Vladimir Putin when he visits Moscow on Monday and Tuesday. He will also see Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. Bolton this week announced plans to begin travel on Oct. 20 to Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.

Arabia-  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has neither heard audio nor read a transcript related to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the State Department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert, said Thursday. She denied the ABC New report, citing Turkish officials, that Pompeo had listened to an audio recording of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. 

In addition to the Mattis situation this Khashoggi horror is delaying the preparations for taking down the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.  

Mideast War-   German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Istanbul on October 27 to discuss the situation in Syria especially Idlib, a Turkish spokesperson said Friday.

Russia delivers additional S-300 air defense systems to Syria, this time the most advanced version.

In view of the ongoing negotiations and heavy Israeli deployments, Hamas to restrain today’s Gaza demonstrations  and  leaders call for non violence for today.


18 Oct:  Turkey Rising-  Turkey this week signed an agreement with Kuwait. The document “for strengthening military cooperation between the two countries” was signed by Kuwait’s Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Planning, Brig. Gen, Mohammed Al-Kandar, and Turkey’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Gen. Emut Yildor.

Turkey, already has a deal with Qatar and maintains 35,000 troops with sophisticated equipment at a base in Qatar near the big American Al-Udeid Air Base.

Mideast War-   Israel gives Gaza one last chance and begins large buildup on the Gaza border. Israel is adopting a new policy, which will take effect immediately. Palestinian protesters will have to remain farther away from the border – otherwise soldiers will open fire – and there will be a heavy response to any further incendiary balloons and kites.   For its part Hamas has warned that that any further strikes by IDF in the Strip would trigger “an immediate and decisive response.” 

Israel masses tanks, artillery, infantry troops and engineering vehicles on the Gaza border in preparation for invasion if there is no calm tomorrow..

Israel maintains siege of Bedouin village slated for demolition as International Court warns the population transfer may be a war crime.  Such activities by occupying powers was made a war crime because of Nazi relocation’s of Jews and others in WW2.

Economics-  Venezuela’s vice president for the economy announced on Wednesday that the country will stop using the dollar for international transactions in favor of the euro. Last week it was reported that China sold off $3 billion in US dollar bonds. In recent months, Russia, China, Japan, Turkey, Iran and Iraq have all ditched the dollar in bilateral trade with each other. Meanwhile, the European Union scrapped its use of the dollar when trading with Iran in order to circumvent US sanctions. This is all is part of a larger trend of countries dropping the dollar in response to US President Donald Trump’s policies.  See also “ Trump makes huge mistake” below.

Egypt-   Egypt stopped importing gas this year and is expected to become a major regional gas exporter when its recently discovered offshore gas fields are developed. (Haaretz+).  The expanded Suez Canal and the huge Egyptian gas reserves make Egypt a plum for the New Federal Europe (Dan 11:42-43). 

USA-   Trump sides with the Saudi crown prince to gain regime change in Iran, when he could gain the same goal without the bloody prince MbS. 

Turkey, who’s president Erdogan is trying to restore Turkish leadership in  the Islamic world; is making harsh demands of the Saudi crown prince, including billions to hush the recording of the Khashoggi killing.  Because of the ongoing negotiations Turkey is at this time refusing to release the tape to anyone.  They have prince MbS in an extremely vulnerable position and Turkey is pushing for all they can get in both money and compromise on Turkish Islamic leadership. 

God’s Word tells us that Turkey will yet lead the Islamic nations of the Middle East [except Egypt] including the Arab States, in an alliance with the rising New Federal Europe (Psalms 83).


17 Oct:   Russia-   At least nineteen people were killed at a college in the city of Kerch in eastern Crimea, by an unidentified explosive device and gun fire. 

USA-   Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi intelligence agent [with a cover trade as a journalist to allow freedom of movement] who became very close to president Erdogan in Turkey.  He was working with the Turks and a faction of Saudi Intelligence in an internal Saudi power struggle against the Crown Prince. 

The New York Times Wednesday cited Turkey as identifying four associates of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MbS) as being present at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul during the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi after Oct. 2.

A fifth man suspected of taking part in the journalist’s alleged murder was identified by Turkey as a forensic doctor who holds a senior position in the Saudi Interior Ministry and medical establishment.  According to reports, recordings indicate that his torture consisted of being dismembered while still alive by agents of the Prince. 

It is customary for host nations to bug foreign missions and Turkey has recordings of the dismemberment session, copies of which have now been requested by the United States..

Trump should be assisting the Saudi king to remove the crown prince who is running the kingdom from behind the throne, not trying to save MbS.  By supporting the bloody prince Donald is alienating both the Saudi Establishment and the Turks. 

After the coming Mideast war prince MbS could well fall when the Trump peace deal collapses as the tribulation begins.  Then due to Trump’s support for the bloody prince, the prince’s fall would break apart America’s relationship with the Arabs and bring the Petrodollar down as the Arabs join with Turkey and Europe.  Trump defends his support of the prince in terms of trade and financial advantage, which is thoughtless and myopic since supporting the king would still maintain and even improve the relationship.  See our News Prophecy Articles for more on the collapse of the Petrodollar.

Defense Secretary James Mattis is being pushed out of Trump’s inner circle amid rumors that he will be fired before long.  Mattis supports NATO which Trump wants to leave, among other issues.  The Mattis issue is delaying Trump’s military plans and a Trump military October Surprise now seems unlikely before the US midterm elections.

Mideast War-   A missile from Gaza hit a home in  Beersheba and a second landed in the sea beside Tel Aviv today.  Netanyahu is holding extensive meetings with army and security chiefs.  Israel strikes 20 sites across the strip.  Hamas and Islamic Jihad disavow any responsibility for the missiles and will continue to seek a long term cease fire with Israel.  The missiles appear to have been fired by a faction resisting the peace talks. 

Israel could attack Gaza at any time, however the present situation could also continue for months.  Israel would like to delay any major Gaza operation until next spring or at least until after national municipal elections are held on October 30 with later possible run offs.  


16 Oct:   Israel-   Jacob Weinroth, Netanyahu’s defense lawyer in the corruption investigations has died.

Mideast War-    Yesterday Hamas Military Wing rejected Israeli warnings, this morning incendiary balloons ignited fires near Kiryat Gat, Beersheba, Lod and Or Haner this morning as Lieberman conferred with top military leaders and warned the Gaza Division to be on alert for a major Gaza Operation.


15 Oct:   Mideast War-   Israel delays Gaza Operation for one week to see if yesterday’s threats result in a calming of the situation. 

Germany-   Merkel allies suffer heavy losses in Bavarian elections.   Angela Merkel’s grand coalition is at risk of splintering after her junior partners in government suffered an electoral wipeout in Bavaria.  Senior politicians in the Social Democrats (SPD) have urged their party to break away and reinvent itself in opposition after a dismal performance 


14 Oct-   Israel-   The Knesset will resume sitting tomorrow, the first week will be largely ceremonial, after that they will tackle pressing business before dealing with possible early elections after the municipal elections are completed in November. 

Iran-   Israel has sealed a deal with Russia to circumvent the Trump oil sanctions on Iran  scheduled for December fourth.

Mideast War-    Israel strikes site in Lebanon.  Wednesday will make a full 30 days since the last Israeli air strike on Iranian assets in Syria.  During that time Russia has been extensively upgrading Syrian air defense systems; and Iran has been pouring equipment and supplies to Hezbollah and Iranian proxy militias in Syria.

Israeli security cabinet has been called into session later today to deal with constantly escalating Gaza violence.  Defense minister Lieberman said “We have turned every stone, and we have passed the point of no return… We have reached the stage where we must deliver the hardest blow imaginable on Hamas,”

Netanyahu at the regular weekly cabinet meeting issued a warning to Hamas to stop the border violence immediately or Israel will strike Hamas with “substantial blows.” The time has come to resort to different types of action to resolve the situation in the enclave, he said adding. “If Hamas has any sense, they will stop the violence immediately.”   

The IDF Chief of Staff is in Washington this week as along stream of international mediators is headed to Cairo this week to head off a Gaza war which could come at any time, probably after the coalition crisis is dealt with.

Israeli Coalition Crisis- 

Update 10:30 PDT:  The ultra-orthodox coalition party will vote against the Haredi Draft legislation but will not resign from the government.  

Netanyahu will pass the Haredi Draft Law with or without the consent of the resisting faction.  That faction meets within hours to decide whether to leave the government or not.  

Germany-  Important State election in Bavaria today. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies are bracing for heavy electoral losses in the southern Alpine state that could trigger shock waves in Berlin. The other partner in Merkel’s fragile “grand coalition,” the Social Democrats, are also set to do poorly.  The biggest winners, however, may be the left-leaning Greens who have doubled their poll ratings to around 18 percent since the last state elections while the far-right and anti-immigration AfD looks certain to enter the state assembly.

Afghanistan-   Talks begin on the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. A high-level Taliban delegation arrived in the Qatari capital of Doha on Friday representing the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.”  The US side was led by former US ambassador to Kabul, Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, who was recently appointed the US administration’s special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation.

Ali Haj Sher Muhammad Abbas Stanikzai, head of the Taliban’s political office, said that his movement welcomes the start of talks, provided the United States accepts the “ground realities of Afghanistan and deals with the core issues.” 

The talks are following up on the September Moscow talks and will center on the coming US withdrawal and its aftermath governance.  


13 Oct:   A Blessed Sabbath for All God’s Faithful!

12 Oct:   Azerbaijan-   Azerbaijan / Russia ties growing.

Turkey-  The buffer zone around the Turkish backed insurgents is now complete,  The extremist militias refuse to leave their areas.  Residents in the area received warning messages from the Syrian army early Friday, an AFP correspondent reported. “Get away from the fighters. Their fate is sealed and near,” one said. The deadline for withdrawal of the extremists is Monday; it is not yet clear when the Syrian Russian offensive against the Islamist Radicals will begin. 

Israel-   Israel seems to be tipping towards early elections as Netanyahu demands that all factions agree to the present Haredi Draft legislation.

\Ukraine-  The US backed coup government has broken the ceasefire numerous times this past week shelling the Russian speaking regions of the country.

Gaza-   Six protesters were shot dead and many more wounded when they swarmed the border today.  Israel has stopped fuel deliveries which began Wednesday and closed the goods border crossing.  Ten new balloon fires reported today.

Turkey-   Brunson leaves Turkey.  As per the James Jefferies agreement a court in Izmir sentenced the American pastor Andrew Brunson to three years and one month in prison today for “aiding a terrorist organization” and espionage – then release him for time served.  This deal resolves the US Turkey crisis and opens the way for the Turkish backed militias to flood into the Shia bastion of Latakia and overthrow the Assad government once Hezbollah and the Iranian backed militias in Syria have been demolished in the coming regional war.  See yesterday’s reports.

Israel-   The ultra orthodox Council of Torah Sages is scheduled to meet Sunday evening to decide its position of the Haredi Conscription Bill.  Their opposition is well known however they must agree of what to do about the situation with an unacceptable bill on the agenda and the existing law due to expire on December 4. 

The next few weeks will determine which of the scenarios in the Introduction will unfold: early elections in spring 2019, or elections as scheduled in Nov 2019.

Netanyahu’s Likud is running high in the polls as the opposition Zionist Union party disintegrates, while Benny Gantz waits in the wings preparing to take the leading role against Bibi in the coming elections. Israel continues to delay a Gaza Operation until its internal political crisis is resolved. 

Israel is again intervening in US elections on behalf of Republicans through certain Jewish billionaires.  In Trump’s election it was US and Russian Jewish billionaires intervening on behalf of Israel as well as Trump’s Catholic Jesuit and Evangelical supporters who got him elected to carry out the Jesuit agenda towards a New Federal Europe; while Israel backs Trump in order to destroy its adversaries and achieve a peace agreement and an Israeli dominated Middle East .  The investigation into Russian State intervention is mostly theatrical distraction. 


11 Oct:   Korea-   According to state media in Pyongyang, Kim Jong-un has agreed to meet Putin before the end of the year  The Kremlin reported that both sides were now working on logistics. After Sunday’s Pompeo visit to Pyongyang, Russia held talks with North Korean representatives on Monday, Oct. 8, and trilateral meetings with both North Korea and Chinese officials on 9 Oct..

Turkey-  US representative James Jefferies resolves US Turkey crisis. If things go smoothly alleged US spy to be released next week. 

Turkey completes protection zone around the Turkish backed militias in Idlib, but Russia is still building up Syrian air defenses against US threats to bomb Syria or Israeli intrusions, before tackling the hardline terrorists in Idlib.

Israel-   Netanyahu is seeking a meet with Putin and a new agreement allowing Israel to attack Hezbollah and Iranian backed militias inside Syria.   

Mideast War-   Today the IDF destroyed an extensive tunnel system entering Israel from the  Khan Younes area of Gaza.  Israel reports that the operation had been delayed for some time due to operational issues; this delay was probably because of the ongoing talks with Hamas.  Today’s move seems to indicate that the talks are being abandoned due to the escalation security situation. 

In addition to the growing demonstrations on the Gaza border fire balloons are now landing in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and two persons were stabbed outside a West Bank military base this morning. 

Israel is still trying to delay a Gaza Operation until after their municipal elections which end in late November, and the short days and heavy cloud cover and rainy foggy Gaza winter weather is now arriving.  


10 Oct:   Gaza-  Israel begins delivering a small quantity of fuel for the Gaza electricity plant, paid for by Qatar.  Demonstrations are again increasing in Gaza as Hamas tries to pressure Israel to agree to the peace proposals made in Cairo.


9 Oct:   Breaking 07:30 PDT-   President Donald Trump is expected to speak later after Nikki Haley handed in her resignation as US ambassador to the UN.  

Israel-  Netanyahu to try and keep present government until the scheduled Nov 2019 elections.  Personally I would not be surprised if #2 in the introduction took place with a Mideast war followed by the scheduled November 2019 elections, followed by peace talks leading to an agreement and the onset of the tribulation in late 2020.

Mideast War-  Moscow announces the transfer of three battalions of 8 S-300 air defense launchers each and 100 missiles each, to Syria to be operated by Iranian teams.  This is in addition to the four launchers already delivered.


8 Oct:  Mideast War-  A breakthrough has been made to avoid a direct confrontation between the US and Russia in Syria.  Instead of Russians manning  the new S-300 missile defense systems in Syria they will be manned by Iranians.

Since Syria has received the same air defense system that Russia sold to Iran two years ago – the S-300PMU-2,  Well trained Iranian experts are being airlifted into Syria to man the systems in Syria until Syrian technicians can be trained. 

Since these systems will undoubtedly be attacked by Israel or the US, both of whom will be attacking Iran anyway, the Russian decision is a great relief.


7 Oct:   Israeli election call-   According to the Jerusalem Post it looks like an Israeli election call may be delayed until mid November.  The Knesset returns from its summer recess on October 15, however, officials are looking at an election call to be initiated a month later following the US midterms and the Israeli municipal races. It would apparently have to be set before the Supreme Court’s-imposed deadlines on both the Conscription and Conversion bills in early December.  A delay in an election call [even though an election date could still be in spring] would provide the needed time for a crackdown on the West Bank and for Benny Gantz to organize.  Even now Gantz could take a serious number of Knesset seats and become kingmaker in the formation of any new government coalition.  After a bloody costly war, Gantz might gain considerably more seats. 

Trump Trade War-   India  the world’s third-biggest oil importer, plans to buy 9 million barrels of Iranian oil in November, despite U.S. sanctions expected to be enacted Nov. 4, India says it abides only by U.N. sanctions, not those of any other country. (Israel Hayom)

Mideast War-   An Israeli man and a woman in their 30s died of their injuries after a Palestinian gunman shot up an office at the Barkan industrial zone early today. A second woman of 54 was seriously hurt. Security forces are combing the area for the armed Palestinian, who was employed at the facility and well known, he comes from the village of Shweika near Tulkarm.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad praise the attack and call for a general uprising as the IDF announces that massive military reinforcements are streaming into all parts of the West Bank.  It is early yet and the gunman is still at large but here is a possibility that the attack can be blamed on Hamas or Islamic Jihad and Israel now has a reason to clamp down hard on the West Bank before the looming Gaza operation. 

6 Oct:  A Blessed Sabbath for All God’s Faithful!


5 Oct:   Trump Trade War-  China which has helped keep the US afloat for years by buying US Treasury Bonds is contemplating a halt in purchases if Trump continues his trade war.  Once the Trump Middle East peace plan collapses and the now rising New Federal Europe and the Arab and Asian nations stop soaking up worthless US debt instruments, the US economy will collapse along with the dollar.

Trump creating financially independent Europe:  “I am convinced that the outcome of that crisis with Iran will be the chance for Europe to have its own independent financial institutions, so we can trade with whoever we want,” French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday.

Mideast War-   Israel fires on 20,000 Gaza demonstrators killing three and wounding many.  The natural residents of Gaza are descendants of the Philistines: When Israel was formed Jewish terrorists ran through Palestinian villages attacking people and screaming for them to leave or die, creating the Palestinian refugee quandary with 750,000 Palestinians abandoning their homes and fleeing to Gaza and many more fleeing to other surrounding nations.

The military buildup continues as the US notifies Muhammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia and Muhammad Bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates, that US F-35 squadrons are being deployed in this region with the first squadron to be posted within days at the Al Dhafra Air base 32km south of Abu Dhabi.  The US is also rushing more F-35s to Israel. 

Israel says that now holidays are over; Gaza beware as Israel prepares for war.  The vast majority of Israeli Jews regard God’s High Days as cultural holidays not essential religious assemblies.

Israel-   Netanyahu is being grilled for the 12th time this morning in the various corruption cases and his wife Sara will begin her trial Sunday on charges of fraud, while police recommended closing the probe into a former judge who was allegedly offered the post of Attorney General in return for ending the fraud investigation against Sara Netanyahu.

Ukraine-  The US backed Ukraine coup government’s hopes for European association, encounters roadblock.  Most Ukrainians are disgusted with the rampant corruption in Kiev and public opinion is moving towards Russia.  Ukraine elections are scheduled for May 2019.

Asia:   India-   India joins South Asian pivot from the US to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization buying $5.1 billion Russian air defense system. Russian efforts to woo India are benefiting from Trump’s economic threats and trade wars.

Viet Nam-   Vietnamese Communist party chief Nguyễn Phú Trọng’s nomination for president goes to the National Assembly for approval, an almost foregone conclusion.  If elected Trong will become the first Vietnamese leader to hold the titles of both party general secretary and president of the country since founding president Ho Chi Minh. 

During his second term as party chief, the 74-year-old Trong launched a tough crackdown against corruption that saw high-ranking party and state officials and a politburo member brought to trial over allegations of financial mismanagement and embezzlement. Truong would replace President Trần Đại Quang who died on 21 September after a long illness. Currently, Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Trinh is acting president, the first woman to become Vietnam’s head of state.

If elected Nguyễn Phú Trọng who is dedicated to the nation and people and an anti corruption giant will have enough authority to turn from the US towards Russia, China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). 

Korea-   US officials head to Pyongyang on Sunday as the two Korea’s begin removal of border land mines.  The US is slowly being left behind as Russia successfully mediates between the Korea’s and leads them towards the SCO, wooing South Korea away from the American orbit. 


4 Oct:   Trump Trade War-   America’s second-largest oil client, China, has completely stopped buying crude from the United States as trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies continue to grow.   

Storm clouds gathering for US dollar–  The coming regime change in Iran will save the dollar temporarily, but when Jewish extremists sabotage the coming Middle East peace deal the region will explode and Europe will gain the ascendancy. 

When Trump’s Mideast  peace deal collapses the region will erupt in a bloodbath and Europe, perhaps with American blessings; will intervene to stop the bloodshed and end up occupying the Jewish state.  Then the Palestinians, Jordanians, Syrians, Lebanese, Turks and Arab nations will abandon the Petrodollar and gratefully embrace Europe.  Then America will realize her mistake, but it will be too late as her petrodollar economy collapses. 

Mideast War-   

Update 14:00 PDT:   Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar in a recent five-hour briefing to Palestinian reporters said he is confident that an agreement with Israel can be reached by mid-October, but warned of  mass border demonstrations if there is no deal.  The Israeli’s, telegraphing that there will be no deal, are now in a major build up for a Gaza operation to destroy the Gaza militias including the Hamas Military Wing.

Update 10:00 PDT:  Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman held urgent consultations on the Gaza crisis on Thursday with Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot, Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Tamir Hayman, Government Administrator for the Territories Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu-Rukun and other senior officials.  He directed the IDF to stand at maximum readiness for all developments, and announced the deployment of Iron Dome anti-rocket batteries to southern Israel.

Israeli coalition parties are to discuss the Haredi crisis on Sunday and whether an election will be called, as IDF forces surround a Bedouin village and prepare to demolish the site.  This situation comes amid increasing tensions with Gaza and Israel is now on maximum war alert in the Gaza region  preparing to use the situation as a casus belli to destroy the Gaza militias.   

Israel to build up forces in Gaza region.  Following a situation assessment held earlier this morning, the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and senior IDF and Shin Bet officials decided on large scale IDF reinforcements in the Southern Command region in the coming days.  

Russia has completed delivery to Syria of the latest upgraded version of  the S-300 missile defense system along with 49 units of radars, basic target acquisition systems, command posts and four launchers.   The advanced air defense weapons system will be linked to and integrated with Russia’s own national C3 command, control and communications system and is planned to be fully operational by Oct 20.  The system was recently upgraded to cope with the latest US stealth warplanes.

Iraq-    Iraqi Kurdish statesman Barham Salih is Iraq’s new president, and veteran Iraq Shiite politician Adil Abdul-Mahdi has become prime minister  The Kurdish Salih, maintains good relations with both the US and Iran, while the Shiite Adil Abdul-Mahdi, a veteran politician and former oil minister, is the new prime minister backed by a Shiite faction led by the populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, critic of both Washington and Tehran.  


2 Oct:    By the calendar that God gave to Moses The Feast of The Eighth Day begins at sunset tonight!  A Blessed Feast of The Eighth Day for All God’s Faithful!

Europe-   Key Merkel ally Volker Kauder removed.  In an upset that shook the German political establishment, Kauder was tossed out for Ralph Brinkhaus, a member of a rising faction of disgruntled members of the CDU who are dissatisfied with Merkel’s policies. 

The present German government is likely to be a casualty of the coming Mideast war and its implications for Europe.   

Mideast War-   Russia is engaged in a massive airlift of air defense systems to Syria.

Ahead of an expected complete stoppage of funds to Gaza from Ramallah, the Palestinian Authority today began a massive round up of Hamas people on the West Bank.  So far 800 members of Hamas have been detained.  The shut off of funds to run the administration in Gaza is expected to bring economic collapse to Gaza and force the Gaza militias to open war with Israel. 

This whole situation is actually being forced by Israel and America through the cutting off of all funds to the Palestinians, thereby forcing Abbas to shut down funding in Gaza and precipitating war between Israel and the Gaza militias including the Hamas Military Wing so that Israel can destroy the Gaza militias preparatory to general peace talks. 

If war breaks out with Gaza, will Iran take advantage of the Russian air defense umbrella to rush supplies and reinforcements into Syria, precipitating an expansion of the war? 


1 Oct:   Trade-   Canada US sign new North American Free Trade Agreement. 

Mideast War:   Syria-   Most of the rebels [terrorists] have rejected the Russian Turkish Idlib demilitarization plan.

Iran-   Eight Iranian missiles fired from a base in Kermanshah targeted the headquarters of a remnant of the Islamic State, east of the Euphrates in Syria. The strike besides being retaliatory was a test of their missile systems and a warning to the US and Israel. 

UN begins evacuating personnel from Gaza as the deadline for evacuation of the Bedouin village slated for demolition passes tonight.  Palestinians mount general strike in Israel/West Bank.


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  1. Shabbat Services question:
    James, would you please tell me which group do you go on weekly Shabbat or for the Holly Days? I mean ucg -ccg -etc?

    It’s so hard just to be alone(spiritually speaking) and even in our home or close family nobody is interested.

    I have been very, very far away and for so many years from practicing or obeying GOD, even with the fact that I was baptized in 1975.

    I am not blaming the false teaching, the brethren or the dozens of churches that call themselves to be The Church. It is and has been all my fault and sins, and the fight within me that I lose almost every time. It is my need to start abeying our FATHER AND LORD.

    Dear Jose, Today God is calling us to HIM not to any group. Jesus said Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

    Noah was forced to stand alone or perhaps with his family, and it is the same with us today.

    Today all of the corporate assemblies that I am aware of have corrupted themselves and we must all learn to stand alone on the foundation of every Word of God like true pillars.

    Very soon now God’s two will call God’s faithful to come OUT of these organizations and come together to go to the place God has prepared. (Rev 3).

    For this reason I cannot recommend any group, instead I recommend to immerse ourselves in prayer and the diligent study and keeping of God’s Word as I have done.

  2. Sincerely I appreciate your answer.

  3. Hello James, I agree that we are not called into any particular group (except the “body of Christ”), and that God’s church is spiritual, with His people spread throughout all groups, both major and independent; however, I choose to fellowship with one of the major organizations because I feel it’s important to spend time with God’s people in order to develop Agape love more fully, getting to know them, praying for their particular difficulties, and being able to serve in various capacities. I don’t agree with everything this organization teaches, but rather depend on God and my study of His word for understanding and wisdom. I do get why you say what you do, but wonder how keeping to oneself fits with Paul’s admonishing us to not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together. I feel that when we learn to deal with differences between ourselves and our brethren, we are growing in grace and love toward God and the brethren. I appreciate so much all that you do, and have learned a lot from YOUR study of God’s word, as well.

    I have never called on people to leave any organization. Rather I have called on the organizations and the brethren as individuals to turn to wholeheartedly live by every Word of God.

    When God’s two witnesses appear they will call on the organizations and brethren to go to the place which God has prepared; and then the godly faithful will go while others will not. That will separate the zealously godly faithful from the spiritually lukewarm.

    For now, every individual should embrace living by every Word of God in passionate zeal and so set a shining example of godliness which the lukewarm will remember during the hour of correction.

  4. James:
    In reference to my last comment, I think that SUE amplified and did a better comment in the same sense I wanted to do.
    But this send me to another “question”: You say that some time in the future the brethren will be called to go the place which God has prepared, but I ask myself: Don’t the brethren that are in organized groups or churches have a much better chance to go that place? (taking in account that much of us have big economic difficulties. (I’m talking very human, sorry)

    In a different topic, the question that is in my mind: Can a person that has been “in the church” be baptized “again”?

    Please, be patience to me.

    1 God’s two will have the power to fulfill God’s will including providing the means for the brethren to do as God directs. When God tells us to do something he provides the means, just like he delivered Israel out of Egypt. Based on my communications with leaders NONE of these organizations will turn to live by every Word of God or go when God directs them to. The true godly pillars are scattered brethren throughout and outside of these corporate entities.

    2 If a person does not fully realize that baptism is a commitment to live by every Word of God and has NOTHING to do with joining or attending with some corporate organization, then they were never properly baptized in the first place and their baptism means absolutely nothing.

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