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Israel hinting that it might take military action over a bad nuclear deal with Iran

Israeli leaders are “hinting that a bad deal could force Israel to take military action.” The deadline for a nuclear agreement with Iran is July 20, 2014.

Does Israel really need to wait until after July 20th before bombing Iran? Isn’t the handwriting already on the wall? Isn’t it pretty clear that any deal will be a bad deal, or there will be no deal at all?

As world powers and Iranian leaders prepare to meet for the next round of nuclear talks on Tuesday, Israeli officials are bracing for an unacceptable final nuclear deal and have started to take their case to the public.

In recent weeks, Israeli political and national security figures have been publicly outlining what they would find intolerable in a final agreement, and hinting that a bad deal could force Israel to take military action.

The six-month deadline for reaching a long-term nuclear agreement is July 20.

Israel: Iran Nuclear Deal Unacceptable | Washington Free Beacon

Turkey Considered ‘Invasion’ of Israeli Waters – Israel National News

A Turkish newspaper has released details of a high-level meeting of the country’s military leaders, in which the Turkish government had considered sending warships into Israel as a military escort for the Mavi Marmara flotilla – and the possibility of triggering a war with the Jewish state as a result.

On May 31 2010, nine Turkish Islamists were killed on the flotilla after violently attacking IDF soldiers, during an attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade on the terrorist group Hamas-enclave Gaza. The incident worsened a growing diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Israel, who had once been close allies.

Turkey Considered ‘Invasion’ of Israeli Waters – Defense/Security – News – Israel National News

Fatah: ‘2-State Solution Dead, Time for War’ – Middle East – News – Israel National News

Fatah official on TV calls for ‘historic solution’ of armed struggle; claims all of Israel is ‘Palestine.’

“Two-state is over, it’s time for armed conflict”

The senior Fatah official made similar statements in the beginning of April on terrorist organization Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV.

There, he stated “the two-state solution does not exist. The two-state solution is over. We must return to the option of one Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea.”

Fatah: ‘2-State Solution Dead, Time for War’ – Middle East – News – Israel National News

Analysts: Hezbollah Push for Lebanon Off-Shore Drilling Risks War with Israel – The Tower

The Washington Examiner on Friday outlined a scenario under which the next war in the Middle East may break out as a result of what the outlet described as competing “Israeli and Lebanese claims over a potentially lucrative plot of [underwater] territory,” with the recently formed Lebanese government set to “move ahead with decrees that signal the beginning of bidding for drilling rights” to energy resources underneath disputed waters along the Israel-Lebanon border.

The outlet cited Foundation for Defense of Democracies Senior Fellow David Weinberg, explaining that Jerusalem would have to react to any such Lebanese move:

“There’s always a risk of conflict with these sorts of things … if international oil and gas firms are willing to bite and take that risk [to bid and drill], there’s a very significant possibility that this could lead to increased tension on both sides, either as conflict through miscalculation, or an intentional effort by Hezbollah to escalate,” said David Weinberg, a senior fellow at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Neither the Israeli nor the Lebanese embassies in Washington responded to requests for comment.

As the Lebanese government moves ahead, the Israeli government is in a bind over how to react and has avoided issuing tenders to disputed maritime areas.

“If Israel sticks up for their claim, they risk violence and international criticism. If they don’t speak up about it, they could be losing billions of dollars of revenue,” Weinberg said.

Analysts: Hezbollah Push for Lebanon Off-Shore Drilling Risks War with Israel – The Tower

Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’ – The Daily Beast

The secretary of state said that if Israel doesn’t make peace soon, it could become ‘an apartheid state,’ like the old South Africa. Jewish leaders are fuming over the comparison.

If there’s no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon, Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state,” Secretary of State John Kerry told a room of influential world leaders in a closed-door meeting Friday.

Senior American officials have rarely, if ever, used the term “apartheid” in reference to Israel, and President Obama has previously rejected the idea that the word should apply to the Jewish state. Kerry’s use of the loaded term is already rankling Jewish leaders in America—and it could attract unwanted attention in Israel, as well.

Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’ – The Daily Beast

Israel shocked by ‘unacceptable’ U.S. concessions on Iran’s nuclear program | World Tribune

In an interview with Israel Radio, Steinitz expressed government concern over P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Teheran. The minister, deemed close to Netanyahu, said Israel feared that Iran would emerge stronger from any accord that would also remove sanctions.

“We are watching the negotiations with concern,” Steinitz said on April 14. “We are not opposed to a diplomatic solution but we are against a solution which is entirely a surrender to Iran and which leaves it a threshold nuclear state.”

In an appearance to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 8, Kerry acknowledged that Iran required two months to complete the assembly of its first nuclear weapon. But Kerry said Iran might race toward a nuclear weapon without a warhead of delivery system.

Israel shocked by ‘unacceptable’ U.S. concessions on Iran’s nuclear program | World Tribune

Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It?

As they examine the difficulties of carrying out a strike, Israeli operational analysts can take comfort in the fact that Israel has achieved surprise many times before. Iran, as the intended target of a potential attack, is faced with several problems. One is to detect the decision to attack. Another is to accurately assess the timing and conduct of the operation. And a third problem is to take measures to prevent it. Iran was caught off guard by Iraq’s invasion in September 1980. Could it get caught napping again?

Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It?

Sources: U.S. urges Israel to attack Syrian forces threatening CIA-trained rebels in Golan | World Tribune

The United States is pressuring Israel to attack the Syrian military in the Golan Heights.

Western diplomatic sources said the administration of President Barack Obama has urged Israel to stop a Syrian Army advance toward U.S.-trained rebels in the Golan Heights.

Sources: U.S. urges Israel to attack Syrian forces threatening CIA-trained rebels in Golan – World Tribune | World Tribune

Blood Moon Tetrad Kicks Off April 15, 2014: Series of Lunar Eclipse Point to Apocalyptic Bible Prophecy? – Crossmap Christian News | World

“The really significant fact is that between these four blood moons there will be a total solar eclipse,” he continued.

If lunar eclipses are an implied reference to Israel, then solar eclipses are an implied reference to somebody else. So the Blood Moon Tetrad with additional solar eclipses suggests that something big might happen to Israel, and something big might happen to one or more other nation.

KJV Joel 2:31 – “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.”

The day of the LORD does not necessarily mean that Jesus returns on that day. It is simply a day where God executes judgment on one or more nations. In reference to the current scenario, it appears there is a judgment surrounding Israel, and then there is an additional judgment concerning one or more another nations. We are looking at the day of the LORD times two, or two individual and separate days of hell. It appears that we could be starting our descent toward the tribulation period.

Earlier I had written an article discussing some impending judgments surrounding Israel and America: America in Bible Prophecy: Three Biblical Signs of Impending Doom on America. In a nutshell, Israel’s existence is threatened by its neighbors through missiles and chemical weapons. Israel’s response is nuclear, and its neighbors are wiped out. The following year there is a pre-emptive nuclear strike on America from Russia and China in retaliation.

April 15 will kick off the “Blood Moon Tetrad”, a rare series of four blood-red lunar eclipses, each followed by six full moons. The celestial events will finish on September 28, 2015.

The first total lunar eclipse, coinciding with Passover, is set to turn the moon into blood red as the sun’s rays reflect off the Earth’s atmosphere.

“This is the first eclipse of the year and is well placed for observers throughout the Western Hemisphere,” a spokesman for NASA said. “It will occur at the lunar orbit’s ascending node in Virgo.”

The Prophetic Significance of the Four Blood Moons – John Hagee in 100Huntley

NASA.gov: How Does a Lunar Eclipse Work?

NASA Now Minute: Total Lunar Eclipse

[Video] Rise of the Blood Moon Tetrad: Part I (of IV)

Blood Moon Tetrad Kicks Off April 15, 2014: Series of Lunar Eclipse Point to Apocalyptic Bible Prophecy? – Crossmap Christian News | World

Lessons for Israel From America’s Civil War in Coping With Treason | FrontPage Magazine

The Israeli government has always coddled the disloyal radicals and excused their behavior as protected speech.  But as the world campaign of anti-Semitic aggression against Israel escalates, it is increasingly clear that something must be done about the treason involving Israeli radical leftists.  Simply stated, Israelis who call for BDS warfare against Israel should have their own property seized, sequestered, and confiscated by the state.

Too radical, you say?  Undemocratic?   Well, think again.  The effective means by which Israel can deal with its own Fifth Column may be learned from the history of another great democracy – the United States – in coping with disloyalty.  It is time for Israel to deal with sedition the same way that Abraham Lincoln and the Union did.

Shortly after the American Civil War broke out, both the Union and the Confederacy passed confiscation laws that seized the property of those living in the territories of the enemy belligerent.  Penalties for disloyalty were not restricted to seizure of property. The Confederacy’s law was called the Sequestration Law and, if anything, went even further than the Confiscation Act of the Union.[1]

Lessons for Israel From America’s Civil War in Coping With Treason | FrontPage Magazine