Moscow defends Assad, seeks nuclear deal with Iran by freezing sanctions

BY DEBKAFILE— As Moscow prepares to block strong UN Security Council condemnation of Syrian violence against protest, Russian diplomats Monday, Aug. 1, launched a quiet effort to start freezing sanctions imposed on Iran over its military nuclear program in return for Tehran satisfactorily answering of the International nuclear watchdog’s “questions and concerns,” debkafile’s Moscow and…

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Arab League likely to turn to UN Security Council for Palestinian statehood

BY SHLOMO SHAMIR, HAARETZ The Arab League is likely to approve a proposal on Wednesday to turn to the United Nations Security Council in a bid to secure Palestinian statehood, according to UN officials. The Arab League will convene in Doha on Wednesday to formulate a final proposal between the league and the Palestinian Authority…

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'Lebanon army says it can defend oil reserves without Hezbollah'

BY HAARETZ—  Christian Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea retorted Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah Friday, saying the Lebanese army would defend alone any future oil installations put to risk by Israel, according to a report in the Lebanese Daily Star. “The Lebanese Army, not you, will deal with our oil installations in the event they were…

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Charles H. Spurgeon and the restoration of Israel

BY SHELLEY NEESE— Charles Spurgeon, a British Reformed Baptist preacher, is one of history’s most influential orators and theologians. Long before loud speakers, Spurgeon was drawing crowds of 10,000 to hear his plain-spoken, scripture-heavy sermons. Though he died 56 years before the birth of the modern state of Israel, the return of the Jews to…

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Charles H. Spurgeon and the restoration of Israel

BY SHELLEY NEESE— Charles Spurgeon, a British Reformed Baptist preacher, is one of history’s most influential orators and theologians. Long before loud speakers, Spurgeon was drawing crowds of 10,000 to hear his plain-spoken, scripture-heavy sermons. Though he died 56 years before the birth of the modern state of Israel, the return of the Jews to…

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The ship that changed the Middle East

BY VICTOR SHARPE, RENEW AMERICA— During World War 1, Winston Churchill was widely blamed for the Gallipoli debacle; the attempt by the British to end the war by striking at Germany’s ally, the Ottoman Turkish Empire. But Churchill’s decision to invade the Dardanelles, penetrate Europe’s soft underbelly, and force an early end to the war…

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The Dangers of Dominionism

BY JOEL RICHARDSON, JOEL’S TRUMPET—  What any Christian believes concerning the future—their eschatology—absolutely determines their message and their mission. Likewise, what one believes concerning the nature of the Kingdom of God will also determine their message and their mission. If we believe that the Kingdom of God is a literal, future kingdom (Premillennialism) then our…

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Dahlan Slams Abbas: He’s a Dictator and a Bully

BY ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7— Former Fatah Central Committee member Mohammed Dahlan slammed Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, saying that he is a dictator and a bully. Voice of Israel radio presented Dahlan’s remarks which he made to a Kuwaiti-based newspaper. According to the report, Dahlan said that Abbas is “trying to establish…

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Breivik and totalitarian democrats

BY CAROLINE B. GLICK Last Friday morning, Anders Breivik burst onto the international screen when he carried out a monstrous act of terrorism against his fellow Norwegians. Breivik bombed the offices housing the Norwegian government with the intention of murdering its leaders. He then traveled to the Utoeya Island and murdered scores of young people participating…

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