Unrest in Gaza as US opens new embassy in Jerusalem

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Territorial Marshal
May 2, 2007
“We see the embassy as crucial to God’s timing to bring about the revelation of the messiah,” the Rev. David Swaggerty, the leader of CharismaLife Ministries in Columbus, Ohio,

“For evangelical Christians the embassy move is part of eschatology,” the expectation of what will transpire at the end of times,” explained Rabbi David Rosen, director of the American Jewish Committee‘s Department of Interreligious Affairs. “The return of the Jewish people to their ancestral homeland and the reestablishment of Jewish sovereignty in Jerusalem is seen as a stage ultimately leading to the full messianic era.”

“Certainly, when the world’s most powerful nation establishes its embassy in our eternal capital, we see the further realization of the ancient prophecy of how we have come home to rejoice in this ancient city,” said Rabbi David Stav, founder of the Tzohar rabbinical organization in Israel.

Michelle Bachmann, the former congresswoman, asked for “forgiveness from the Jewish people for the horrible and arrogant way Christians — myself included — treated and regarded the Jewish people. … I apologize profoundly and ask forgiveness from the Almighty God that these statements brought pain.”
“It has shown me how ignorant I am. I didn’t come here with the answers,”

This has absolutely zero to do with the return of Christ. Rev. David Swaggerty thinks he knows when that is, when he has no clue... even Christ himself does not know the date of his return. :facepalm:
May 22, 2005
Behind Enemy Lines
Amidst the screaming headlines about “massacre” and “war crimes” and unsettling pictures of Arab casualties, keep in mind the central question: When is it the right time to do the right thing?
That’s the question President Trump faced when considering whether to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. His three predecessors had used a loophole in the 1995 law requiring the move to give a consistent and increasingly cynical answer of, “Not now, maybe later.”
That dodge lasted 22 years, until Trump cut through the nonsense last December with a statement of resounding moral clarity. Now, he said, is the right time to do the right thing.
It was a singular decision and Monday’s opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, righted a historic wrong. As both American and Israeli speakers noted, the custom throughout the world and throughout the ages is for foreign embassies to be located in the city designated by the host country as its capital.
And so now the rest of the world is out of step when it comes to Israel — and only Israel. That would be a curious exception if the pattern weren’t so pronounced and the reason so obvious.
The world’s double standard against the Jewish state helps explain the decision by Hamas leaders in Gaza to mix armed terrorists and unarmed civilians and urge them to crash through the border fence. This was murder, and not by Israeli soldiers defending their country against a mass invasion.
The blood of the dead and wounded is on the hands of the merciless Hamas thugs who sent their people on a suicide mission that had zero chance of military success

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May 22, 2005
Behind Enemy Lines
The toll shows the fire discipline of IDF troops facing 40,000 rioters. The deaths of probably identified armed rioters and wounding of rioters probably trying to breach the border shows great restraint. As closely packed as they were non disciplined automatic weapons fire or artillery could have easily stopped the riot much faster with casualties in tens of thousands.


Legendary Cowboy
Aug 31, 2007
Stupid about AGW!!
The Israeli army responded to multiple instances of large caliber machine gun fire from Gaza last night that hit Israeli homes in Sderot. City officials from Sderot said that people in Gaza were firing machine guns at IDF aircraft flying overhead and the bullets were landing on their city. Earlier in the day Israeli soldiers stationed at the border in Sderot were fired upon but no injuries reported

The IDF said the machine gun fire only cause property damage and no one was hurt.

In response the IDF deployed Tanks and Jet fighters which struck 4 Hamas Military compounds in the Gaza Strip. The tanks destroyed 2 Hamas observation posts in Southern Gaza and the Jets targeted a Hamas military base and weapons manufacturing plant.