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The threat to Israel… and the world

While only a handful of Arab and Muslim countries have acknowledged the existence of Israel, let alone established diplomatic relations with her, only one has positioned itself as Israel’s most dire enemy: Iran.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a chief source of instability not only in the Middle East, but around the world. According to numerous intelligence agencies and military observers, Iran is one of the main sponsors and promoters of global terror and is working diligently to acquire a nuclear arsenal. The country’s extreme agenda gives comfort and inspiration to Islamic radicals seeking to transform moderate Muslim and Western societies in their own image. While Iran’s leaders are not shy about heaping scorn on “The Great Satan,” the United States, they save most of their vitriol for the “Little Satan,” Israel. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called the Jewish state “the most cruel and repressive racist regime in Palestine.” He claims that Israel’s founders “resorted to military aggression to make an entire nation homeless on the pretext of Jewish sufferings.”

Ahmadinejad and other Iranian officials have repeatedly and openly called for the destruction of the Jewish state. And, without actually involving their own troops, these Islamist zealots have used proxies to wage war on Israel.

“Proxy wars”: Hamas and Hizbullah

Iran funds, arms, trains and supports terrorist regimes and organizations that wreak murder and chaos around the globe. Their most prominent client-organizations, however, are Hamas and Hezbollah, through which Iran is able to wage “proxy war” against the Jewish state. Though Iran has never directly engaged Israeli militarily, Israel’s last wars were fought against irregular forces acting at Iran’s behest.

Hamas controls the Gaza Strip, a narrow band of land on Israel’s southeast border, and Hezbollah controls southern Lebanon, which borders Israel on the north.

For years, Hamas used Iranian funds and technology to launch vicious terrorist assaults on the Jewish state, murdering and injuring thousands of civilians. Once it seized control of Gaza in 2007, Hamas began bombarding southern Israeli cities with thousands of rockets until, in December 2008, IDF forces invaded the strip to stop the attacks.

Technically a “political party,” Hezbollah is a terrorist group that became the first Arab or Muslim group able to claim a real victory over Israel: Following years of Hezbollah’s guerilla warfare, in 2000, Israeli forces unilaterally withdrew from southern Lebanon, which they had patrolled for more than nearly two decades in order to prevent shelling of northern Israel from the region.

Although getting Israel out was its stated purpose, following the withdrawal, Hezbollah continued guerilla attacks and occasional incursions into Israel, in addition to launching rockets and missiles at northern cities. Other tactics include erecting large billboards visible across the border with graphic photos of the bodies or body parts of dead Israeli soldiers, or photos of missing soldiers, that mocked and threatened the IDF, the Israeli government, and the Israeli people.

In July 2006, Hezbollah launched yet another attack on Israeli soldiers stationed at the border, killing three and kidnapping two. Israeli forces invaded, seeking the two soldiers, while Hezbollah began bombarding Israeli towns — the worst attacks since the nation’s founding. One million residents of the Galilee fled or sat in shelters for a month. More than 150 Israeli civilians and soldiers were killed and Hezbollah did not return the two soldiers, whom Hezbollah claimed were alive. The soldiers’ fate was not known until their bodies were returned in a prisoner swap two years later; Israeli authorities believe they were killed in the initial attack.

In November, 2009, Israel intercepted a cargo ship carrying hundreds of tons of weaponry disguised as civilian goods, which Israeli intelligence says was on its way to Hezbollah from Iran.

What do you think?

  • mr.godfriend
    March 4, 2013
    6:09 am
     

    Hi, we’re all in the name of the whole country as a member of the City! And we all will die one day, then life is not worth fighting and violence! Hope that everyone can live happily without any probl

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  • Shaun
    October 16, 2012
    1:57 am
     

    I’m sorry to break it to you,but no one will ever make any progress,or see reason while they still argue over fairytale gods.Yes creation is amazing,but it’s nothing more than one chance in infinity.

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  • Josh
    September 18, 2012
    4:01 am
     

    Initiating war and conflict is for unintelligent cowards. Greed is never looked highly upon. When will our world’s governments understand this?

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  • Wats
    September 16, 2012
    8:03 pm
     

    Maybe God is mad at Israel again for the treatment of the Palestinians. Maybe he wacks them hard again as he has done so many times before. I think he made a bad choice with this tribe.

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    • Randy
      October 5, 2012
      5:40 pm
       

      Israel is not a tribe. It is a nation, made up of 12 tribes. As for their treatment of Palestine, they only act out of defense against cowardly acts of terrorism. Israel wants peace with the palestinian people. Palestinian leaders want Israel to cease to exist. This mindset will never bring peace, but peace with Israel is not on the palestinian agenda. I can only pray that one day it will be.

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  • John
    September 5, 2012
    7:24 am
     

    I might be missing the mark,but if the USA fights with Israel they will get some of the glory. If G-d is to get the glory, He will have to take the USA out of the way, then the world will see that it was G-d, and not man, that fought for His peopel Israel. He [ECHOD] moves in ways we some times will not under stand, I would like to know all the answers, but thats not the case, if so, where dose faith, and trust come in?. P.S.[ I have an ear to listen]. John

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  • Peggy
    August 14, 2012
    6:11 pm
     

    If Iran put down its weapons, there would be no more war. If Israel put down her weapons, there would be no more Israel.

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    • John Louis
      September 18, 2012
      12:45 pm
       

      Prior to 1947 was there a Israel? Where this state came from? I just looked at an old map of the middle east and there was only a country (occupied by the Brits) called Palestine. So Who stole who in this story?

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      • David
        September 18, 2012
        3:14 pm
         

        John, you’re wrong.”Palestine” was never an autonomous, self-governing entity. Prior to the British Mandate, it was ruled by the Ottoman Empire for centuries.

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    • michael
      September 28, 2012
      2:16 pm
       

      Well said Peggy,i totally agree

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  • Solomon
    July 30, 2012
    8:10 am
     

    Viva Israel!!!! No one touchs Israel!!!
    I’m not Israelis BUT I proud by the relation you have in history with country*****!!

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  • Dr.Arnest
    February 25, 2012
    6:42 am
     

    Muslims and Israelis are the decedents of Abram as mentioned in the Bible.Why two sons of God fighting for supremacy in the middle east? Conflict/war is no solution to the peace.Please stop war.

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  • chester
    February 22, 2012
    12:27 pm
     

    The dictator of my Country, Daniel Ortega is allied with enemies of israel, iran and hezbolla with latin america allied sociallism of 21 century

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  • Wisom
    February 6, 2012
    2:17 pm
     

    Please everyone who reads this,watch Kim Clement.com
    He is a prophet and is hearing from the Lord.The Lord has reveled HE will not let anyone come against Israel.Israel is FOREVER! Amen.

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  • Marcus
    January 7, 2012
    1:03 pm
     

    i think its getting close to the EZEKIEL prophecy about how Russia,Iran,turkey will attack Israel and god stops them.

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  • John
    October 14, 2011
    11:09 am
     

    As a Christian, I pray for & support the nation & the people of Israel. I consider myself Jewish as well, because as a follower of Jesus Christ, I am grafted into the Jewish people spiritually. It sickens me to see the bias against the Jewish People & State displayed in the media. When judging who the aggressor is, remember it is not the Jews who convince young men and women to strap bombs to themselves to go on so called “suicide bomber” missions.

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  • Jorge
    October 6, 2011
    6:19 pm
     

    Blessed is Israel Co’s that is the Land that belongs to our God all mighty and powerful,and any one who
    desire to divide the land will be crushed,because is the land of God and it’s people.

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  • Baraka
    September 24, 2011
    3:26 am
     

    People of the world do not waste time going against the will of almighty GOD on Israel. Israelis are blessed by God since creation. Read the holy bible to know the God’s secrets about Israel.

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  • Richard
    September 19, 2011
    5:24 pm
     

    Iran is a very dangerous and evil country. There is no doubt in my mind they are trying to develope nuclear weapons and obama refuses to do anything about it. He is just like Neville Chamberlin was when he tried to apease Hitler. I just hope and pray we can stop iran before they devople those weapons.

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    • ali
      April 11, 2013
      4:06 am
       

      u r wrong richard believe.believe me the iranians are really nice people they want peace>by the way iran can defeat israel without nuclear weapons>believe me u r absolutely wrong!

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  • Cindylu
    August 24, 2011
    9:59 pm
     

    Sometimes I think God has a sence of humor. While the Al Gores of the world use climate change for more personal power and wealth, use it as an excuse to spread socialism and get the weak minded to worship mother earth and thir governmnets. HE gives them a little volcano in Iceland to plug or shift the pacific plate just a bit for quakes like Japan. Almost like saying here fools try and fix this.

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  • Faith
    August 20, 2011
    7:52 am
     

    God was,is, will always be in control!AMERICA wake up before it is too late.Israel is God’s chosen people!

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  • Elenita
    August 14, 2011
    9:35 pm
     

    They will never be defeated the land of OUR LIVING GOD… BLESS ISRAEL,BLESS THE FILIPINO PEOPLE

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  • Elaine
    August 14, 2011
    9:29 pm
     

    they will never be defeated the LAND of our LIVING GOD… Bless Israel… bless the Filipino people , bless are those who believes that JESUS CHRIST is our SAVIOR….. he will save his own land

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  • Jeannie
    August 8, 2011
    7:08 pm
     

    Israel is again becoming the center of the world.GOD is in control of all things,including what befalls all who curse His people.Israel is where King Davids line came from and where our KING came from.Christ owns the throne .He blesses Israel.GOD bless Israel and the USA

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  • larry
    July 23, 2011
    10:58 am
     

    In the Bible(KJV) says,….”I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”(Zechariah 12:9)

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  • Bill
    July 21, 2011
    5:17 pm
     

    Israel is mentioned so much in the Bible. God so loves Israel and it’s people because they “ARE” His. We are very close now for the RAPTURE of the Church.But Israel will become Jesus’s place to rule.

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  • Shalom Fantahun
    July 21, 2011
    6:15 am
     

    As stated in the bible,many countries will be the enemies of Israel.But don’t worry let it be because it is the prophecy that Israel will confront its enemy agressively and finally turn all of them into fire.The time is rushing that this nation will be great there by attaining perpetual love and peace for herself and the world.Long live Israel!! When I stand,I stand with Israel!! SHALOM FANTAHUN,ETHIOPIA

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  • Dean
    July 15, 2011
    7:04 am
     

    Beware of the enemy before you Israel. It comes in the name of lightning and hides behind the flag of stars and stripes. It is prophecy and he is Barrack Hussein Obama. Love, An American Christian

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  • Dean
    July 15, 2011
    6:57 am
     

    The Iranians live a life to see the demise of Israel. As others before them they will never end the fight to destroy you. It is imperative the world understand this is their destiny! Unite for Israel.

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  • James
    July 9, 2011
    11:24 am
     

    In my opinion as an american, president obama is the biggest enemy isreal has. he has stated in his book, if given the chance he will side with his palastinian brothers. I believe if the so called|(no such people in history, simply arab squaters)go to the un obama will backtrack and vote yes for there petition to the un.while iran is a huge threat the larger threat is obama a wolf in sheeps clothing, a closet muslim and socialist.

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  • morris
    June 30, 2011
    8:23 am
     

    isreal has a right to defend there country and they should destroy iran, humas,and whipe out hesballa from south lebanon AND GOD BLESS ISREAL AND THE U.s SHALON!!!!!!! :)

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    • Douglas
      August 11, 2011
      4:59 pm
       

      I agree with the person who said Iran needs to be done away with. God blesses those who bless Israel
      and I do not think Obama will support israel. Which puts the USA in an extremely bad state with with God.US Christians need to back Israel and all perdsecuted Jews worldwide. SHALOM

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  • JACOB
    June 17, 2011
    3:02 pm
     

    Israel is a critical ally of the United States and our support for Israel should be a fundamental and durable component of our foreign policy . Our relationship with Israel is one of shared interests and values. As such, I believe our foreign policy should reflect the importance of Israel’s continued security.

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  • Philllip
    June 9, 2011
    6:34 pm
     

    I was blessed to visit the”Holy Land” in 1983 as a US show of force. I pray “The Lord God” who delivered the Israel time and time again, will completely & totally destroy all who cause Her harm. I will pray that Cannaanites, find their place as servants to Judah. they are cursed by the sin of their father “Ham” son of Noah, for uncovering his fathers nakedness. I oppose any consolation of land to the Phillistines (Palistinians), for they to will serve. Shalom and my prayer will always be “Lord God, bless your chosen people, Yashua, bless your chosen, keep them in the hollow of your mighty hand. We lift up our heads to the hills, where comes our help, our help comes for the Lord God Almighty, the maker of heaven and earth.

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    • Lavar
      November 9, 2011
      3:13 pm
       

      Free knowledge like this doesn’t just help, it promote dmceoarcy. Thank you.

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  • carlos
    May 29, 2011
    7:11 pm
     

    these are the time that is written in the Holy Bible. if know one can’t see it then they must be sleeping under a rock. isreal has always held a special place in my heart. no matter what i will always protect and defend isreal. look at the bullies surrounding isreal, they accuse isreal about there demise not knowing that its their own fault. how would they like it if we threaten them with destruction. we could be able to bring our military might and take on every hater of isreal at the same time but just like isreal always did and the u.s. was the quest for peace. its not that hard. peace, love, equality and respect. say NO to a PA state that has Hamas as part of the Gov.t. i feel bad for Iran. everyone will see and understand who the one who doesn’t want peace. JESUS will protect the children of GOD. Jews and Gentiles alike. BELIEVE in JESUS, his kingdom will be in isreal. GOD BLESS ISREAL and stay strong.

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  • HEROLD
    April 16, 2011
    3:00 am
     

    LET US PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL.

    ANY HOW ISRAELS ENEMIES ARE SLATED FOR DESTRUCTION, WHAT EVER THE THREAT MAY,NOBODY CAN WIPE OUT ISRAEL OF THE MAP.

    ENEMIES ARE SENDING THERE JITTERY, BECAUSE THEY ARE UNABLE TO HARM ISRAEL FOR LAST 62 YEARS.
    EZEKIEL 37/38/39 CHAPTERS ASSERTS THIS.

    OUR LORD IS MIGHTIER THAN ANY ARMY OF THIS WORLD.

    SHALOM ISRAEL.

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  • emmanuel
    April 15, 2011
    8:02 pm
     

    God is not man.before he start something he has seen the end.iran is persia and persia partispated well to the jews during the time of queen easter in the bible.but today iran is enemy why?.but if democracy is ruling in arab nation it will very hard for iran to use israeli neigbour to fight the jews.

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  • Theresa
    April 15, 2011
    7:22 pm
     

    The God of Israel is Israels Champion. The God of Israel knows no defeat, he put his people into battle and their enemies will flee. Israel is the Apple of God’s eye. Why are people in fear. Nothing on this Earth can happen unless The God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob says so. Yea of little faith. Call on the name of the Lord and keep Israel in prayer. Those that Bless Israel God will bless, Those that curse Israel God will curse. All of these things are in the Torah and the renewed covenant. God has told what is going to happen, we have nothing to fear neither do my Jewish family. Be strong and trust in the Father who has everything under control. Jewish brothers and sister remember the Father gave all that land to Us not to any one else and if we allow the US and other countries to pressure us into give our promise land away., the Father is going to deal with us. We must pray for our leaders and we must keep GOD’S PROMISES IN OUR HEARTS. The Father has said I don’t know how many times in the word. Fear Not. Know one is greater that out Father, Stay strong and Trust him and pray to him as much as possible., He wants us to call on ABBA . He is True and Faithful. He will Defend Israel. Trust him. Shalom Theresa

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  • harold
    April 15, 2011
    2:18 pm
     

    there is no way to negotiate peace with people who’s stated goal is your total destruction,

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  • Adrian
    April 15, 2011
    3:49 am
     

    What has happen to Israel’s army, Navy and whoever they have? They need our prayers and our help!

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  • Adrian
    April 15, 2011
    3:45 am
     

    My thoughts is how are we going to get ridd of Almadinejad and all his allies? Sounds bad but for the sake of Israel and the whole world, I think we should start praying and ask God for forgiveness!

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    • maria
      June 24, 2011
      9:54 am
       

      It doesn’t sound bad. It’s exactly what we should do. 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land. It’s exactly what we should do.

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  • Stuart
    April 14, 2011
    6:53 pm
     

    As a devoted Christian God has called me to stand with Israel. It is written in Gen 12:3 to Abraham” I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” I will stand by Israel! The lord dealt with Persia once he will deal with it again.

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  • Sandra
    April 14, 2011
    5:19 pm
     

    The IDF and the Mosad are very skilled in what they are trained to do. I am wondering why someone from within these organisations has not been given the task of disposing of Ahmadinijad. Even his own people do not want him running the country as he stole the election and dispensed with internal protest the only way he knows how. To eliminate him would be a sure way to save perhaps millions of lives. He cannot be allowed to strike Israel with his evil

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  • TAMALE
    April 14, 2011
    1:09 pm
     

    whatever IRAN INTENDS TO DO, IT SHOULD THAT ISRAEL HAS A KING HIS NAME IS JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH.HE IS INVISIBLE BUT REAL.AND IRAN WILL SEE HIM PHSISALY THE DAY IT WILL TRY OUT WAR WITH ISRAEL.

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  • Shena
    April 14, 2011
    11:56 am
     

    I stay in Scotland and there ae a lot of our churches taking the promises for Israel to theselves which is so wrong. These promises are for Israel and no one else. Until churches all over the UK realise that these promises are not for them but for God’s chosen people we too will be under a curse.We have to apologise to the Jews for the way we treated them in WW11 when we turned our backs on therm as they tried to come ashore. Many Jews died because of that so we need to repent too just like Canada did a few years back.I reiterate what many have written “If we bless Israel we will be blessed but if we curse Israel then we will be cursed. I think if Obama is a Christian he should maybe read his bible a bit more often.

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    • jackiel
      April 14, 2011
      12:35 pm
       

      i believed Obama is not a christian. he is a muslim.have you noticed how he exalted and favoring moslems and by the way he is a member of the radical moslem group muslim brotherhood an organization behind the stepping down of Mubarak of egypt and even in Libya they are culprit in removing the midleast leaders who are not fundamentalist but secular.we need to stand with the israeli people if we are a believer of the Messiah because His divine plan is incumbent with the israeli people and the land.We now seeing the bithpangs and its either we stand with God or with the adversary.

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    • Ralf
      April 15, 2011
      12:29 am
       

      I agree with you.
      No matter what the enemy will throw at Israel, he will not prevail.
      We are watching now the unfolding of probably the final act and all of us, who put their trust in Jesus, will have to stand for him.
      The enemies of the cross are in our countries as well, and it seems they are too preparing for the war.
      Israel is the chosen people of God, and we – as the wild branch of the olive tree – are plugged in and not the other way around.
      Jesus will come back soon, and we should save as many as we can and be diligent about preaching the gospel.
      It is all about Jesus, not about denominations or opinions or whatever, BUT about HIM.

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      • cathy
        August 5, 2011
        5:49 pm
         

        it makes me sick to see what is going on in the world. Obama included!what i”m thankful for is that Gods word is coming true. [prophecy] i”so looking forward to seeing Gods rule, i pray for Isreal and her safety. we know God wins but in the meantime , sometimes i just feel so sick and angry at the whole mess. even so come Lord Jesus!

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  • Curtis
    April 14, 2011
    11:42 am
     

    As Long as Ahmadinijad is in control Israel, and the Western Nations are in Danger of him acting out his aggression. When he gets the full support of His allies who are fueling his Nuclear Reactors, and when they feel the time is right they will make their advances. Sanctions against Iran hurt the people more than it does the powers that are in charge. And when you have a person who is in charge that is only hoping to push his own agenda, then there is little concern for the people under his rule. To the young Man From Iran. The world understands that not everyone in any country agrees with everything that is going on. In My Opinion Ahmadinijad is a threat to Israel and the World. Time will tell what his next move is,. It will be a sad Day when the World Stands Against Israle, and sadder for the world when G-d begins to pour out his wrath on those that come against it.

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    • jackie
      April 14, 2011
      12:27 pm
       

      i think you have to watch Iranium a short documentary that speaks of Almadinejad next moves and how the world is affected not only israel. the leaders of the nations should take heed to this threat. it must a see film.

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      • Elliott L.
        September 10, 2011
        2:43 pm
         

        I was reading the book of Zechariah, in the King James version of the bible, and it speaks of what GOD is going to do and how
        JESUS is going to cleave the mount of olive when his feet touches the mount with the saints {Christains}, and all will run there for safety, because when all nations come against you , it will be doing the 3and half years of antichrist time. It says the jews are going to cry about JESUS and their rejection of him and Isreal will be save, and evil bound for 1000 years. rejoice, your salvation is soon to come. JESUS is LORD of lords and KING of kings.

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