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From: Eddie Chumney
To    : heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Joseph's Tomb Burned: Can these bones live?


From Eddie:
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What will be presented in this article are news repors that Joseph's Tomb has been burned by the PLO. Next, I will give a Biblical commentary about the significance of Joseph's Tomb (bones) to the restoration of both houses of Israel (Ezekiel 37:15-28)

First, the news reports ....

Saturday October 7 8:28 AM ET
Barak Evacuates Military Outpos

By JAMIE TARABAY, Associated Press Writer

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) - Israel on Saturday pulled its soldiers out of JOSEPH'S TOMB, a tiny enclave that had come under steady fire from Palestinian gunmen for the past week. Within hours, Palestinian civilians -some armed - STORMED THE SITE, SETTING FIRES and trashing Hebrew texts  and equipment left behind by the army.

In a sign that the violence was spreading, Israeli troops opened fire on hundreds of rock-throwing Lebanese protesters at the Israel-Lebanon border, killing one demonstrator and wounding 14, Lebanese officials said.

Soon after, Lebanese guerrillas fired rockets on Israeli positions at another part of the border. Lebanese security officials said three Israeli soldiers had been captured. The Israeli army had no immediate comment.

It was the bloodiest confrontation along the border since Israel ended  its 18-year occupation of south Lebanon in May.=20

The pre-dawn evacuation of the tomb enclave in Nablus, ordered by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, was the first time Israel relinquished  territory as a direct result of Palestinian violence.
One Israeli soldier was  shot and wounded during the evacuation.

``We consider this a big victory,'' said Ali Farraj, a local Palestinian leader. ``It cost us a lot of blood, and we feel proud of this  victory.''

Six Palestinians and an Israeli border policeman have been killed in a week of daily gun battles at the site.

A top BARAK ADVISER said that JOSEPH'S TOMB was simply NOT WORTH HOLDING any longer, and had become a liability.

``The question is, what interest did we ever have there,'' said Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh. ``There was never a political or military or settlement justification to stay in Joseph's Tomb. Over the years, the army has protected a small, marginal group that wanted to use this site as a foothold for settlement in Nablus, that is the honest truth.''

COMMENT FROM EDDIE:

[The leaders in Israel CARE NOT about JOSEPH'S BONES !!!!!]

Still, Barak government ministers were clearly furious with Arafat for failing to protect the site.

``You can't have war and peace at the same time,'' said Regional Planning Minister Shimon Peres, a former prime minister who helped launch the peace process seven years ago. ``If he wants war, it's another ball game. if he wants peace, he has to reach conclusions.''

An Israeli border policeman bled to death inside the compound last weekend, after Palestinian gunmen barred Israeli medics from reaching the compound for several hours.

Violence across the West Bank and Gaza Strip, sparked by a visit by hard-line opposition leader Ariel Sharon to a Jerusalem shrine holy to Muslims and Jews, has so far claimed 80 lives, most Palestinian. Two Palestinians died early Saturday of injuries sustained in clashes with Israeli soldiers on Friday.

In announcing the tomb evacuation, the army said Palestinian authorities promised to protect the site, which is also home to a Jewish seminary where about 30 students studied during the day. The students have been barred  from the site since gun battles began last weekend.

In the tomb area, Palestinian leaders issued calls over megaphones Saturday, urging the civilians to leave. They went unheeded.

Giggling children emerged from the site wearing hats and flak jackets that had been left behind. One group set fire to one of the shacks in the compound and in the domed tomb. Palestinian firefighters doused the flames. PALESTINIAN teen-agers CLIMBED  atop the TOMB and HIT It with HAMMERS.

Others ripped apart Hebrew texts. It was unclear if the books were holy writings, but the army acknowledged that the troops had left some sacred Hebrew texts behind.

Some Jews believe the site is the tomb of the biblical patriarch, although most archaeologists ridicule that claim. Some Israelis have denounced Joseph's Tomb as a superfluous provocation.

The trashing of the compound was likely to contribute to Barak's increasing political isolation, and make it harder for him to negotiate a peace  deal.

Barak was weakened politically by far-reaching proposals he made to Palestinians at the U.S.-sponsored talks at Camp David, in July.

``This is an embarrassing capitulation of the prime minister,'' said Danny Naveh, a legislator with the opposition Likud party. ``It is a surrender to Palestinian violence, and the state of Israel will pay a heavy price  for it.''

Clashes continued Saturday. In Hebron, the site of another tiny Jewish enclave, troops faced down stone-throwers with rubber bullets, injuring five.

The withdrawal could help create the conditions that would allow Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to order an end to the violence. In its statement,  the army said ``both sides are committed to save lives and reduce tensions'' now that the evacuation has been undertaken.

In Madrid, where he was attending a conference, Arafat described the evacuation as ''``a good step.''

A Palestinian spokeswoman said the hope was that the evacuation signaled a new Israeli approach - one that could lead to the resumption of peace  talks.

``I think that this should be a first step in pulling out all the Israeli outposts and hopefully all settlements in order not to maintain a  situation of constant violence and volatility,'' Hanan
Ashrawi told CNN.

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Palestinian mob torches Joseph's tomb after IDF pullout

By Amos Harel, Ha'aretz Correspondent

Palestinians holding aloft liberated trophy, a traffic sign indicating the direction to the Tomb of Joseph. (Photo: AP)
                         
The Israel Defense Forces evacuated its men from Joseph's tomb in Nablus on Saturday following a pre-arranged agreement with Palestinian security forces. Despite the agreement, the Palestinian Authority forces did not prevent thousands of Palestinian demonstrators from storming the site, following the IDF evacuation, and setting it on fire.
               
"We thought we had partners. It seems that they do not exist," said Brigadier General Benny Gantz, commander of IDF forces in the West Bank, on Saturday, following the destruction of Joseph's tomb. The site was one of the main battlegrounds in the violence which erupted in the area 10 days ago, and posed particular tactical problems for IDF commanders whose men were virtually isolated. Last week, a Border Guard, Madhet Yosef, bled to death when Palestinian demonstrators and security forces did not allow the IDF to evacuate him from Joseph's Tomb.

The decision to evacuate the site was taken on Friday night in a meeting between Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Chief of Staff Shaul Mofaz, and the head of the Shin Bet internal security service,
Avi Dichter. The two top defense officials strongly recommended that the 13-man force be pulled out from the area.

IDF sources said that the evacuation was made following explicit commitments by the Palestinian Authority security forces to safeguard the integrity of the holy site. According to the
same sources, Israel had agreed to a temporary withdrawal from the site in order to avoid further escalation of the violence there.

Following the issuing of the orders, a small group of vehicles entered Nablus in the early morning hours and removed the troops and all the holy articles from the site. While it was agreed
with the Palestinians that security would be provided for the force, on its way from Nablus to the settlement of Elon Moreh, the IDF vehicles came under fire and a Border Guard was injured.

After the withdrawal, IDF spotters on the nearby hills witnessed the storming of the site by thousands of Palestinians, who looted it and set it on fire. "This was barbaric behavior," some IDF officers said. Brigadier Gantz was emphatic that "we did not withdraw from Joseph's tomb because of military pressure, but because those were our orders, following an agreement. The agreement was for us to remove our troops so that the Palestinians could calm the situation." The senior officer added that "we never saw our mission as killing as many [Palestinians] as possible or cause as much harm as possible. We tried to use judgment, professionalism and avoid injuries. That is how we operated throughout last week. [The relatively] low casualty rate among our forces does not reflect the huge number of incidents, unprecedented in intensity."

Gantz said that he believes that the situation will only get worse. "The attack on a holy site and on religious values is an enormous escalation. This is a situation which can create significant escalation on the ground," he added.

IDF officers said that the Palestinian behavior at Joseph's Tomb has caused significant damage to their claim that they can safeguard religious sites, particularly those important to Jews.
The Shin Bet and the IDF are now gravely concerned that Jewish settlers will react violently to the desecration of Joseph's tomb. There is a large concentration of extreme right-wingers in the area, some of whom were members of the yeshiva which was situated at Joseph's tomb.

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From: Ephraim Frank
To: Shevet Achim
Subject: Joseph's Tomb

 NOTE: Ephraim Frank lives in (Elon Moreh, West Bank, Samaria, mountain of Israel)

On a news report early, they said that the Israeli Army was taking out of Joseph Tomb as much of the religious artifacts as possible and then abandoning the Tomb complex.  The past report said that the Palestinians have taken over, vandalized and are burning the facility.

There was fighting yesterday at the gate to Elon Moreh, this will be The PA's next objective as Elon Moreh represents the first of all the settlements in Samaria.

The Arab nations are now going to meet and declare that this is no longer a Palestinian problem but must be solved by the  united forces of the Arab nations.

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From: Ben Yosef
To:     heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: special prayer request

NOTE: Ben Yosef lives in the land of Israel

Shalom JOES and fence-sitters (JOES-in process),

The Tomb of Joseph and Od Yosef Chai, (Joseph Still Lives), the yeshiva there, were handed over early this morning to the Palestinian Authority and within a few hours Jibril demonstrators, (who were not resisted by the PA who had promised to safeguard the holy sites), had broken inside the tomb and were desecrating it, by URINATING on it, damaging it and doing other unspeakable acts of DESECRATION.

Yesterday, the Palestinian Authority was given a free reign on the Temple Mount. I thought I would never live to see such a day. The Palestinian flag being waved above the Kotel (Western Wall) by Arab youths, who showered the Kotel with hundreds of rocks, including sharp shards from slabs of marble the Moslem women were breaking and handing to their children.

The Kotel had to be evacuated and would-be Orthodox worshippers could only watch at a distance behind police barricades while those who show their behinds to the Holy Place while they bow to Mecca were given their freedom to exercise their "Day of Rage." The Israeli police were ordered by Barak away from the Mount so as not to "provoke" them to violence and only Palestinian Authority police supervised the goings-on above. The "Palestinians" got their way, yet they STILL showered the Kotel with rocks and insults.  It went on for about an hour after the Moslem prayers had ended. Then the Palestinian Authority police asked the youths to come down from their insulting perches. The area was cleared of rocks.  The barricades were removed
and worshippers were allowed back to the Wall.

PLEASE be in prayer for me tonight and tomorrow. At 10 a.m. tomorrow I have a meeting with an important Likud Party member. I am going to talk to him about helping me to get a PROXY presence (through another Likud member in the Knesset) in the Knesset to represent the interests of the House of Joseph in the wake of the violence in the territories of Joseph, the inheritances of Joseph outside the territories (Israel proper) by Israeli Arabs and the desecration of the tomb of Joseph.

Over the phone, he was more than intrigued and interested and welcomed the meeting. He too is outraged.

Details later as things materialize.

But please, if there is a spark of JOE anywhere in you, be in prayer.

Shalom & Hashem's guidance and direction.
ben Yosef

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BIBLICAL COMMENTARY FROM EDDIE
  

PENALTY FOR NOT RESPECTING THE SHABBAT

It is NOT surprising that just WEEKS after Ehud Barak said that he was going to move forward with his "secular revolution" which included allowing shopping and transportation on the Shabbath and trying to make it possible to make available PIG MEAT for consumption in various places in Israel  (as reported via Arutz-7 news from Israel which was sent to the newsgroup) that a WAR / HOSTILITIES broke out in Israel with the enemies of the state.

In Jeremiah 17:17-29, HaShem gave warning about what would happen if the Sabbath was not obeyed and the blessing that He would give unto His people for keeping the Sabbath.

KJV Jeremiah 17:19 Thus said the LORD unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem; 20 And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates: 21 Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and BEAR NO BURDEN on the SABBATH DAY, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; 22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the
sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but HALLOW YE THE SABBATH day, as I commanded your fathers. 23 But THEY OBEYED NOT, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction. 24 And it shall come to pass, IF YE DILIGENTLY HEARKEN UNTO ME, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but HALLOW THE SABBATH DAY, to do no work therein; 25 THEN shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes SITTING UPON THE THRONE OF DAVID, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever. 26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD. 27 But IF ye will NOT HEARKEN unto me to HALLOW THE SABBATH DAY, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I KINDLE A FIRE in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched."

So, Ehud Barak doesn't want the country of Israel to hallow the sabbath and weeks later the PLO "kindles a fire" in the land burning trees and forests and burning JOSEPH'S TOMB.


THE BONES OF JOSEPH

Obviously, the bones of Joseph would be buried in Joseph's tomb. What is the significance to the bones of Joseph and what is PROPHETIC of the PLO burning the tomb of Joseph?

The Bible says that our SPIRITUAL WARFARE is NOT with FLESH AND BLOOD but with forces in the kingdom of darkness (HaSatan).  In Ephesians 6:12 it is written:

JV Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

The ROOT of the conflict taking place in the Middle East is a conflict between the kingdom of darkness (HaSatan who is using the PLO and the Arab world as his pawns) against the God of Israel and His people. The Bible says that that which happens in the NATURAL is a type and picture of what is happening in the SPIRIT.

In 1 Corinthians 15:46 it is written:

KJV 1 Corinthians 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

The WAR in the heavenlies which is being played out in the natural world is a controversy that the kingdom of darkness has against the God of Israel regarding the covenant that HaShem
made with Abraham and the restoration of both houses of Israel (the bones of Joseph ... Ezekiel 37:15-28).  The Bible also calls this the controversy of Zion  ((Isaiah 34:8).

To show the distaste that the kingdom of darkness (HaSatan) has for the covenant that HaShem made with Abraham, HaSatan is stirring up the nations of the world to pressure Israel to give
the PLO a state in the West Bank (which is the SAME land called in the Bible the "mountains of Israel" (Ezekiel 37:15-22) which is Biblically deeded to BOTH houses of Israel (the house of Joseph / Ephraim and the house of Judah). In addition, the kingdom of darkness is stirring the nations of the world to pressure Israel into making Jerusalem an international city to be the eventual worldwide capital of one-world government (Daniel 2, Daniel 7 and Revelation 13). In doing this, the kingdom of darkness is trying to prevent King Messiah from ruling and reigning and teaching  the Torah to the nations from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:2-4) when HE (King  Messiah) after the TORAH goes forth from Jerusalem will bring peace to the world by making the
nations "beat their  swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks".

The BONES OF JOSEPH is CENTRAL in this end-time conflict because the BONES OF JOSEPH has a link to the HISTORICAL REDEMPTION from EGYPT and the FUTURE REDEMPTION of BOTH house of Israel (Ezekiel 37:15-28)

REMEMBER THE BONES OF JOSEPH

Before Joseph died, he gave instruction to the children of Israel to REMEMBER HIS BONES when HaShem redeems them from Egypt. In Genesis 50:24-26 it is written:

JV Genesis 50:24 And JOSEPH SAID UNTO HIS BRETHREN, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall CARRY UP MY BONES bones from hence. 26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in acoffin in Egypt.

MOSES TAKES THE BONES OF JOSEPH

In Exodus 13:19 it is written:

KJV Exodus 13:19 And MOSES TOOK THE BONES OF JOSEPH with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.

JOSEPH'S BONES ARE BURIED IN SHECHEM (West Bank)

When the children of Israel went into the promised land, they carried the bones of Joseph with them and buried his bones in Shechem (Nablus) in the West Bank (mountains of Israel). In Joshua 24:1, 32 it is written:

KJV Joshua 24:1 And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to SHECHEM, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God.

KJV Joshua 24:32 And the BONES OF JOSEPH, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in SHECHEM, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.


THE MESSIAH LEADS JOSEPH LIKE A FLOCK

The shepherd of Israel (Messiah) was prophecied to lead Joseph (the house of Joseph) like a flock. Christianity identifies Yeshua / Jesus as being the "good shepherd".  

In John 10:10, Messiah says:

KJV John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

KJV Psalm 80:1 {To the chief Musician upon Shoshannimeduth, A Psalm of Asaph.} Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock ...

RACHEL WEEPS FOR HER CHILDREN

When a mother (Rachel) witnesses hardship that happens to her son (the desecration of Joseph's tomb) most mothers are usually in tears.  Rachel (the mother of Joseph) is prophecied to WEEP for HER CHILDREN (the house of Joseph) and she is REFUSED to be COMFORTED because of their calamity. In Jeremiah 31:15 it is written:

KJV Jeremiah 31:15 Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.


THERE IS HOPE IN YOUR END

Rachel gets comforted when her children return to their border (the mountains of Israel). This is the Messianic redemption / Ingathering of the exiles or the restoration of both houses of
Israle. In Jeremiah 31:16-17 it is written:

KJV Jeremiah 31:16 Thus saith the LORD; REFRAIN thy voice FROM WEEPING, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the LAND OF THE ENEMY. 17 And THERE IS HOPE  in thine end, saith the LORD, that THY CHILDREN shall come again to their OWN BORDER. (the mountains of Israel / West Bank).

THE HOUSE OF JOSEPH A FLAME

In most wars, there is a defining moment in time which becomes the "battle cry" to "rally the troops" that defines the turning point in winning a war. Time will prove that the desecration
of Joseph's tomb, the setting on fire of Joseph's tomb and yes, there were even reports of urinating on Joseph's tomb will be the POINT IN TIME when the SPARK OF FIRE was set to INITIATE (begin a PROCESS) for the reunification between the house of Joseph / Ephraim and the house of Judah to the mountains of Israel (West Bank) (Ezekiel 37:15-28).

The ONLY GROUP in the WORLD who is showing sympathy with Judah during her time of travail are Bible believing Christians (Ephraim / house of Jospeh) who embrace  Torah, have a love for Jerusalem and the land that was promised to  Abraham. As things get DARKER and DARKER in the world, JUDAH will  begin to recognize the FLAME (light) of Joseph / Ephraim for Torah,  the land and for his brother Judah.

JUDAH CANNOT OVERCOME ESAU UNTIL the HOUSE OF JOSEPH becomes a FLAME in the battle. In Obadiah verse 21 is says:

JV Obadiah 1:17 But upon MOUNT ZION shall be DELIVERANCE, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. 18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the HOUSE OF JOSEPH A FLAME, and the HOUSE OF ESAU FOR STUBBLE, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it.

NOT UNTIL the house of Joseph become a FLAME and a FIRE and JOINS with the house of Judah iin UNITY can the house  of ESAU become a STUBBLE.

In order for this to happen, the BONES OF JOSEPH MUST LIVE !!!!

CAN THESE BONES LIVE ??

The tomb of Joseph has been desecrated. The enemy is showing distaste for the bones of Joseph coming ALIVE so he has used his pawns in the natural world (the PLO) to URINATE on the bones of Joseph. Is the HOUSE OF JOSEPH OUTRAGED that the tomb of their father has been desecrated? Can the bones of Joseph live? In Ezekiel 37:1-3, 9-12 it is written:

KJV Ezekiel 37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live?

9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. 11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the WHOLE HOUSE OF ISRAEL: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
   
WHO IS THE WHOLE HOUSE OF ISRAEL?

The WHOLE house of Israel is the house of Joseph / Ephraim and the house of Judah. In Ezekiel 37:15-19 it is written:

KJV Ezekiel 37:15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee ONE STICK, and write upon it, For JUDAH, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take ANOTHER STICK, and write upon it, For JOSEPH, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: 17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. 18 And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these? 19 Say unto them,
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.

     
 THE BONES OF JOSEPH TO BE TAKEN TO THE MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL      

The descendents of Joseph are now in the nations of the world (their graves). However, God said that the house of Joseph would become a flame and the WIND (Ruach HaKodesh) would BLOW on them bones and cause them to come alive (want to follow Torah, the Sabbath, the Biblical Festivals, love Jerusalem, Judah and the land of Israel) and would cause them to return to the land. In Ezekiel 37:12, 21-22 it is written:

KJV Ezekiel 37:12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will OPEN YOUR GRAVES, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

KJV Ezekiel 37:21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the MOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL ...

With these words, Comfort, Comfort, my people saith the Lord as it is written in Isaiah 40:1 to the VOICE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS (the SPIRIT of ELIJAH) to  PREPARE the WAY OF THE LORD (the coming of King Messiah).

KJV Isaiah 40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

May the bones of Joseph live! (Od Yosef Chai)

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JEWISH RESPONSE TO THE CONFLICT

From: Judean Voice [mailto:jvoice@idt.net]

Judean Voice News and Commentary
 The #1 Jewish/Israeli News e-zine

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This is on MSNBC, yesterday:

INCITEMENT TO KILL JEWS

In Tehran, thousands of Iranians chanted "death to Israel" and burned Israeli flags in a rally on Thursday in support of what they called a new Palestinian intifada (uprising).

Egyptian Islamic militant Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, jailed for life for his part in a plot to bomb buildings in New York, has called on all Muslims to kill Jews everywhere. The blind cleric is the spiritual leader of Egypt's largest Islamic militant group, al-Gama'a al-Islamiya (Islamic Group), which gained infamy in 1997 for the massacre of 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians at a tourist site in Luxor.

"I call on Islamic scholars to play their role and issue a collective fatwa (religious edict) urging the Islamic nation to fight and kill Jews everywhere," the influential Egyptian cleric said in a statement, dictated to Reuters by a London-based Islamic pressure group on Thursday.

Judean Voice Commentary:

The only answer to the Arab violence in Israel and to the death threats of the local Islamic terrorists is to recreate a  Jewish Legion.

An emergency meeting to announce the recreation of the Jewish Legion will be held after the Yom Kippur fast, Monday night, at 9:30 PM, at the Hatikva Jewish Center, 1090 Coney Island Ave. Brooklyn, N.Y.

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