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The Watchmen: Joseph’s Tomb, Israel’s Gov’t Fracture, Russia & Ukraine, Turkey Inflation, Lebanon Bankrupt, Shanghai Gridlock, Iran Nuclear Deal, Pakistan PM Out

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Czekmate, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2022 by paulthepoke

The Watchmen, just a couple of dudes sitting on the wall watching the world…

In this episode of The Watchmen we look at the destruction of Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus.

Mark 3:24-25 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

Revelation 2:9 I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Israel’s fractured coalition government is splintering. Coalition whip Idit Silman from Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party announced she was joining the opposition led by Benjamin Netanyahu, allegedly.

Waves of terror from the Palestinians continue across Israel during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The Mosaic Law’s Spring Feast of Passover is set for later this week. Civil tension is growing.

Listen to the latest from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Check out up to date situational maps from the region.

The ripple effects from the war are having economic implications. Turkey is experiencing historic inflation. Lebanon has declared bankruptcy.

China has locked down 25,000,000 in Shanghai due to a COVID 19 variant. People are starving. Supply chain disruptions are occurring in the world’s largest logistical port.

The chatter around the Iran Nuclear deal continues. What does the arrest of 2 men in Washington have to do with this? Where did they come from? Visas trace their activity back to Iran and Pakistan.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has received a vote of no confidence and has been ousted from power. Who is behind this? People are taking to the streets across Pakistan by the thousands protesting. Pakistan is home to the largest Shia population outside of Iran. Something smells fishy…

All of this and more from the Watchmen. Click on the link below for content and analysis.

https://www.axios.com/israeli-government-coalition-collapse-21df1f2e-3f52-4369-b426-31d9a995d2bc.html

https://www.timesofisrael.com/amid-terror-wave-man-shot-dead-after-snatching-soldiers-weapon-near-ashkelon/

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/04/turkey-inflation-hits-61-fallout-ukraine-war-continues

https://www.raillynews.com/2022/04/lebanon-central-bank-declares-bankruptcy/

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220410-iran-says-us-imposing-new-conditions-in-nuclear-talks

https://andmagazine.substack.com/p/something-more-than-just-con-men

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-61047736

https://www.dawn.com/news/1684269/absolutely-no-truth-in-claims-of-involvement-us

Saudis To Join Abraham Accords???

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Peace Plan, Prophecy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2021 by paulthepoke

1 Thessalonians 5:3 While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Scripture says “peace and security” covenants, deals, treaties (take your pick) are inevitable. These are signs of the end times scenario.

Things have been quiet on the “peace front” since Joe Biden has become President of the United States… until now.

Multiple reports are coming out of Israel and Arab news sources. The Biden Administration has reached out to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). In September 2021, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan went to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and discussed the idea with MBS. In October, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud went to Washington to meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The pitch is for Saudi Arabia to join the Abraham Accords.

Other countries appear to be lining up to possibly join the Abraham Accords. These include: The island nation of Comoros, Tunisia, Oman, Qatar, and Malaysia.

https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/middle-east/1634729268-white-house-discussing-israel-normalization-with-saudis

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/10/biden-aide-saudi-crown-prince-discussed-israel-normalization-report

Keep in mind, Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka were in Jerusalem last week as the Abraham Accords caucus was initiated in the Israeli Knesset.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid was at the event and made the following statement.

“We renewed relations with Egypt, we opened embassies, we improved our relations with the US. I call upon the Palestinians, and every Arab nation that is listening: We seek peace. Peace is not a compromise or a weakness but rather an embodiment of the human spirit. Those living in the Middle East are welcome to look around and see which countries are in a better position — those who seek peace, or those who seek war.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/knesset-launches-abraham-accords-caucus-with-gantz-claiming-credit-for-deals/

Israeli Foreign Minister Lapid was in Washington at the same time as Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud…

Knesset Approves “Change”, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , on June 13, 2021 by paulthepoke

Jerusalem, June 13, 2021: For the first time in 12 years, a divided Knesset approved a government not run by Benjamin Netanyahu. After some drama earlier in the day with Arab Ra’am party leader Mansour Abbas, the vote was cast in favor of the “change bloc”. The final vote tally was 60 for and 59 opposed.

Naftali Bennett is the new Prime Minister of Israel. Politically, many think Bennett is very similar to Netanyahu. He is right of center and right of Netanyahu as head of the New Right Party. Bennett is no nonsense and has a take no prisoners attitude when it comes to parties who wish harm to Israel. He does have a history of controversial comments towards factions of the Palestinians and enemies of Israel. Bennett previously served in Israeli special forces units of Sayeret Matkal (known as The Unit) and Maglan (reconnaissance unit). He recently served as the Defense Minister in 2019-2020. Bennett previously served as Netanyahu’s Chief of Staff from 2006-2008. He also founded and sold a technology company Cyota which specialized in e-fraud. -Wikipedia

For the first time in Israel’s history, an Arab party will have a say in the governance. This is the Ra’am Party headed by Monsour Abbas. He is the power broker of this new government. All eyes are focused on Abbas inside and outside of Israel. Abbas is a dentist by trade. He is opposed to the Abraham Accords. Socially, he is opposed to LGBTQ+ causes and is supportive of conversion therapy. Abbas is set to bring billions to Arab Israeli communities throughout Israel. Shekels are slated for society development, infrastructure, violence and organized crime, and recognition of communities. -Wikipedia

On his way out of power, Benjamin Netanyahu expressed grave concern for the security of Israel. His primary concern is Iran.

“From the moment the US returns to the nuclear deal with Iran, the incoming government won’t approve significant operations in Iran. A government that is not able to forcefully oppose the international community on the pressing issues for our fate is not worthy of leading Israel.” -Benjamin Netanyahu

It would appear the two state solution between the Palestinians and Israel is likely to be back on the table in favor of the Abraham Accords. Time will tell.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-june-13-2021/

For those interested in Bennett’s inaugural speech and comments, click on the link below.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/full-text-pm-to-be-bennett-presents-govt-that-will-work-for-the-sake-of-all/

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This fractured coalition will be tested by foreign adversaries. I suspect not much time will pass. Land for peace is where this is all headed. The question is how soon.

Joel 3:2 I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land..

Israeland they have divided up My land. 

“Change Government” In, Netanyahu Out???

Posted in #PaulthePoke, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 2, 2021 by paulthepoke

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.

At literally the last hour, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid informed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin he has formed an 8 party coalition to establish a government. The coalition has 61 seats in the 120 member Knesset for a majority.

The parties include: Yesh Atid, Blue and White, Yisrael Beytenu, Yamina, New Hope, Labor, Meretz, and Ra’am.

Yair Lapid and Yamina chief Naftali Bennett will alternate as Prime Minister. Bennett will be the first prime minister until September 2023. Then Lapid would serve as the prime minister until November 2025 under the agreement.

All of this was made possible by Ra’am Islamist leader Mansour Abbas. This would be the first time a majority Arab party would be a part of a leading coalition in Israeli government.

Per the Times of Israel, Ra’am was promised NIS 53 billion ($16.3 billion) for Arab society development. In addition, another NIS 2.5 million ($770,000) to fight violence and organized crime in Arab society. Plus, another NIS 20 million ($6 million) will be invested over the next 10 years to fix crumbling infrastructure in Arab cities and towns. Also, three Bedouin unrecognized villages, Abda, Khashm al-Zena, and Rakhma, are set to be legalized in a government decision.

This is the leadership agreement.

  1. Yair Lapid, Foreign Minister for the first two years of the government
  2. Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, Defense Minister
  3. Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman, Treasury
  4. New Hope leader Gideon Sa’ar, Justice Minister
  5. Yamina’s Ayelet Shaked, Interior Minister
  6. Labor’s Merav Michaeli, Transportation Portfolio
  7. Labor’s Omer Barlev, Public Security Minister
  8. Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz, Health Minister
  9. Meretz Tamar Zandberg, Environmental Protection Minister
  10. Meretz Arab Issawi Frej, Regional Cooperation Minister

All of this has to be ratified by a vote in the Knesset in about 12 days. This would set up a vote on approximately June 14th, 2021.

The coalition stated, “We will do everything to unite Israeli society.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/lapid-informs-president-he-can-form-government-removing-netanyahu-from-power

https://www.timesofisrael.com/arab-israeli-raam-party-makes-history-by-joining-bennett-lapid-coalition

https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/document-signed-by-8-parties-in-intended-new-government/

12 days is an eternity to get this signed. You know Benjamin Netanyahu is not going down without a fight.

By the way, earlier in the day, Isaac Herzog was voted in to become Israel’s 11th president.

Clear as mud…

Trend Update: Yehuda Glick in Protest, August 2017

Posted in Prophecy, Temple, Trend Update with tags , , , on August 14, 2017 by paulthepoke

Israeli Knesset Member Yehuda Glick is protesting Prime Minister Netanyahu’s policy regarding the Temple Mount. Currently Israeli lawmakers are banned from ascending the Temple Mount. Netanyahu has promised to lift the ban but has backed off his promise repeatedly. So, Glick has set up an office near the entrance of the Temple Mount.

“The Temple Mount is a place that is open free to everyone – Jews, Christians and Muslims. Only MKs are not allowed up on the mount. It is against the law – illegal and absurd.”

“Enough is enough. I am not going to go through another series of holidays not being able to go on the Temple Mount. The time has come to change this decision.” -Yehuda Glick

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/93184/yehudah-glick-sets-temple-mount-office-protest-absurd-mk-ban-interview/#4e93wZ9zp4824m4Y.99

In 2014, Yehuda Glick took multiple gun shots from an intended assassin and survived. He is the same rabbi who was the head of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem. He believes Jews should be able to pray on the Temple Mount. Previously, Glick has stated a vision of three faiths (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) sharing the Temple Mount.

See Glick’s comments in the link below from Facebook.

Trend Update: Israeli Delegation to Trump Inauguration, Embassy Plans, January 2017

Posted in Peace Plan, Prophecy, Trend Update with tags , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2017 by paulthepoke

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you…

Yehuda Glick headed an Israeli delegation to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of President Donald Trump. This is the same Yehuda Glick who is a member of the Israeli Knesset. This is the same Yehuda Glick who took multiple gunshots from an intended assassin and survived. He is the same rabbi who was the head of the Temple Institute in Jerusalem. He believes Jews should be able to pray on the Temple Mount. Previously, Glick has stated a vision of three faiths (Islam, Christianity and Judaism) sharing the Temple Mount.

Glick is one of two Jewish lawmakers who attended the inauguration along with West Bank settler leaders.

“I hope to deliver to those people my message, which is that Jerusalem is the city of peace. It is an international city for all people, Jews and non-Jews, and it’s the city of global peace that knows how to bring people together. I come carrying the name of Jerusalem for this cause and I will reiterate it in all of my meetings,” said Glick.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Likud-MK-Glick-I-am-going-to-the-Trump-inauguration-carrying-the-name-of-Jerusalem-Lawmaker-478780

January 24, 2017: Publically the Trump Administration states the US Embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is in the early stages.

“We’re at the very early stages of that decision-making process,” stated Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary.

Actions are speaking louder than words. It appears the Trump Administration is moving forward with plans to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

According to Jerusalem City Councilman and Deputy Mayor Meir Turjemon, “The architect who designs American embassies around the world has already arrived in Israel to examine the conditions in the field.”

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/82465/second-day-office-trump-begins-discussion-moving-u-s-embassy/#2g44L5T8dvLaEuas.99

https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/82540/white-house-says-no-decision-yet-moving-u-s-embassy/#8EKUZHOwWTRxlCPG.99

The United States Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, is planning on living and working in Jerusalem. Traditionally, the US Ambassador lives in Herzliya which is north of Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean coast. Friedman’s plans are to arrive in Jerusalem in late February and begin working. He does not care if the US Embassy is moved or not. He is going to work in the capital city of Israel.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/223633
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