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THE view of planet earth, seen from outer space, is very beautiful indeed. Confirmation of this has come from the astronauts who have gazed upon it. The earth is the fairest jewel in God's creation and it is the chosen place in the whole universe where He has promised to reveal His Kingdom in all its glory. That is why it is so beautiful.

 

The earth, of all the planets in the solar system, is the one that is perfectly suited to all forms of life and the one that orbits at exactly the right distance from the sun to provide comfortable conditions for the human race.

 

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLE TRUTH

Is Bible Truth important to your Faith and Salvation ie. will you be saved despite what you believe the bible teaches or does it matter what you believe?

Well the word “truth” appears 237 times in the bible, that alone says it must be important!

Therefore it must be important to understand what “truth” is.

A quick scan of the passages using this word “truth” leave us in no doubt that it is not only important, but vital to our salvation.

John 17:3

3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1 John 5:20

20And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true,even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

1 Timothy 2:3-4

3For thisis good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

 

Clearly then knowing what is Bible Truth is important and vital, in addition to this we are also warned that some would depart from the “truth”…

1 Timothy 4:1

1Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry,and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

1 John 4:6

6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

From these passages it is very clear that we need to know the “truth” about God and His Son as it is taught to us in the Bible.  This means we must learn what this is from the Bible itself.

 

Don't let your HOPE of LIFE ETERNAL rest with someone else eg. your pastor or minister, YOU owe it to yourself and your family to be fully convinced of what it is you believe to be sure it HOLDS something REAL for you.

We have all been warned by God that there would be many false teachers and Jesus himself has told us that "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."  See Matthew 7:14

 

Sadly when Christ returns to this earth, many will only then realise that they have believed in lies Jeremiah 16:19

"19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit."

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T-Rex Soft Tissue Disproves Evolution

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Is there something wrong when a supposedly 70 million-year-old tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur is found with soft tissue—including blood vessels and even whole cells? This is what a U.S. researcher reported in late March.  Biologist Mary Schweitzer discovered this soft tissue when it was necessary to break a T. rex’s huge thigh bone.

Schweitzer said that the vessels were flexible and some could even be squeezed. After extensive testing, there was confirmation that this T. rex bone even had hemoglobin (red blood cells).

This discovery is unexplained by evolutionary thinking, which suggests that millions and millions of years have passed since this “King of Dinos” met its demise. Schweitzer is puzzled and cannot understand why this bone was not mineralized. “It’s very amazing. It’s utterly shocking, actually, because it flies in the face of everything we understand about how tissues and cells degrade,” she said on MSNBC.

“It’s very amazing. It’s utterly shocking, actually….”

—Dr. Mary Schweitzer

In 1995, Joe Taylor, a professional dinosaur excavator and a biblical creationist, was curious about the hip girdle of another T. rex that was found in 1916. It was found in the same Hell Creek Formation where Schweitzer’s T. rex bone was found. Taylor was amazed that this 65 million-year-old specimen still had the appearance of skin on the sacral vertebrae. He sent a sample to Azusa Pacific College in California and had it scanned with an electron microscope by Professor Mark Armitage, who found that the bone had collagen filaments intact inside the bone. The presence of collagen suggests that this supposedly 65 million year old fossil was not completely fossilized. Armitage states, “It can’t be but a few thousand years old.”

So the Theory of Evolution is just that ‘A Theory’ that has never been proved and evidence like this says it can’t be and isn’t true.

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Brexit Britain must CHOOSE between America and EU says shock report

BRITAIN will have to choose between engaging in a deep trading relationship with the US or maintaining its links with the markets of EU state members after Brexit, a shock report claimed.

By ALICE SCARSI

PUBLISHED: 15:20, Tue, May 1, 2018 | UPDATED: 15:33, Tue, May 1, 2018

Britain vs EU and USADropping EU regulations to land a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States could result in tariff barriers between the UK and the bloc, MPs on the International Trade Committee (ITC) revealed.

A 50-page examination of the UK-US trade relations highlighted the most likely compromises Britain will have to deal with to build a closer relationship with its historic transatlantic partner.

The report showed that this alliance would be so beneficial to Britain that the UK’s GDP could increase by 0.35 percent, but such gain would require “trade offs”.

Experts warn MPs there is a “binary choice” for the UK to make about his future trading between the EU and the US, as their regulations are widely different and could not co-exist.

The country could either stay aligned with EU standards of shift to secure a trade deal with the US by embracing its regulatory model, the report said. 

If there is a clash between the regulatory regimes of the EU and the US, which does the Government plan to prioritise?

Committee chairman Angus MacNeil MP said: "Will the UK align its regulations with the US, and risk erecting impenetrable trade barriers with our other global partners, particularly the EU?

“If there is a clash between the regulatory regimes of the EU and the US, which does the Government plan to prioritise?

"These issues need to be worked out, not just before negotiating a deal with the US, but also before we finalise our future trading relationship with the EU."

A number of industries, including chemicals and automotive, told MPs they would prefer to remain linked to the EU market’s standards in the foreseeable future. 

Brexit news: The UK will have to choose between the US and the EU after Brexit

But other sectors, including the agricultural one, said that moving away from EU regulations could remove a “barrier to innovation”.

Not all economists agreed with the report.

Shanker Singham, from the Institute for Economic Affairs, believes there are ways to not restrict the UK’s freedom on the markets.

He said that Britain should find “a way of having regulatory recognition inter-operationally with the European system while they are also able to inter-operate with the rest of the world”. 

Bible Students fully expected to see Britain embrace the Commonwealth Countries including the U.S.A following BREXIT. Bible Prophecy is very clear on the fact that Britain will along with the Commonwealth Countries (and America who is also of British origin) make up the King of the South at the time of the end that will move to stop Russia and Europe from invading the Middle East.

God has declared the End from the Beginning and the Bible (God's Word) revealed that Britain would not be part of the EU when Christ Returns to Earth, and World Events have conspired to ensure that has now happened. But we need to keep watching this development as there is much to see yet as Britain takes her place once more on the World Political Stage.

See this Article to learn more about Britian and the Commonwealth Block in Bible Prophecy.

So yet again we see the hand of God at work in the nations to ensure that His purpose unfolds on the earth.  Britain has now voted to leave the EU and will rebuild her ties with the Commonwealth Block.  Together they will challenge the rise of Russia and the EU and their influence in the Middle East. 

See this article below to learn more about this:

Britain a Trading Nation Again

 
 
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Germany given shock BREXIT WARNING: Nation faces 'MASSIVE consequences' over UK's EU exit

BREXIT will have “massive consequences” for Germany’s economy and the nation could suffer more than almost any other country once the UK leaves the bloc, causing a nightmare for Angela Merkel, according to new research.

By MARK CHANDLER  PUBLISHED: 18:24, Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Britain is leaving the bloc in March 2019, followed by a two-year Brexit transition period of around two years.

But Angela Merkel has been warned the move could cause havoc for Germany’s finances and leave Germany a “country where poverty and misery prevail”.

Author and economics writer Günter Hannich cited research by the European Committee of the Regions showing 41 out of 50 German regions will see industry, craft and skilled trades under serious pressure from the loss of Britain.

Those regions include Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Darmstadt, Dusseldorf and the western Ruhr area.

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GETTY - Germany could be hit by Brexit

Writing for German website GeVestor said: “This makes Germany, along with Ireland, the country that will suffer the most from Brexit.

“I can tell you one thing: this event will have massive consequences for us and our everyday lives.”

The author, who has regularly predicted the Euro’s collapse, said Germany’s dependence on exports meant it was particularly vulnerable to any downturn in the worldwide economy or Britain’s fortunes.

Mr Hannich said: “Between 16 and 17.5 percent of economic output in the manufacturing sector is affected by Brexit.

Germany and Brexit2GETTY - Angela Merkel could face a Brexit nightmare

“This is another indication that our upswing will not continue much longer. If Britain leaves the EU, it will have a massive impact on our economy.

“Since the local upswing is largely based on exports, this alone will be a significant setback.

“If, as I expect, there will be a worldwide new financial crisis, then the alleged ‘economic miracle country’ will very quickly become a country where poverty and misery prevail.

“I assume that the next crisis will hit Germany hardest because of its one-sided dependence on exports.”

This month, European Committee of the Regions chairman Karl-Heinz Lambertz called for Germany to do more in a bid to minimise the impact on regions.

Mr Lambertz said: "Given their close ties, the report suggests that German regions could be among the countries most seriously affected by the UK's exit from the EU.”

He called for a trade agreement between the UK and remaining EU members to allow free movement of goods and minimise tariffs.

Mr Lambertz said, with the help of the EU's regional investment policy, every effort must be made to minimise the impact on the regions.

Bible Prophecy teaches that the European Union will become more and more influenced by Russia. Based on the article above, Germany might be pushed to draw closer to Russia for economic reasons following BREXIT.  Whatever the reason, we know that together Russia and the EU will oppose Britain and America in Geopolitical Positions especially over the Middle East and become what the Bible terms as the King of the North with Britain and Amercia, Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia becoming the King of the South.  

The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice.  Along with this development we expect to see RUSSIA become more involved in Europe with links to a combined army.  Again it's interesting that they see the development of a EU Army as an important next step.This EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East.  Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of "Magog". 

The Land of MagogThey are spoken of militarily as the "King of the North".  Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.  So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe.  It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.

Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible. 

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

See this article for more on this subject: WHAT IS NEXT FOR EUROPE

 
 
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Putin cements powerful new alliance with Iran and Turkey in challenge to Trump and the West

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The three leaders vow to bring a 'lasting ceasefire' to Syria at summit in Ankara

  • Iran's Hassan Rouhani joined President Erdogan and President Putin in Ankara Wednesday for talks on Syria
  • Leaders are attempting to put aside their differences to achieve a 'lasting ceasefire' in the war-torn country
  • Trio form unlikely allies as Iran and Russia back the Syrian regime while Turkey backs Free Syrian Army rebels
  • Partnership is increasingly diminishing western influence in the region, as Trump mulls pulling troops out 

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline and Charlie Faulkner In Ankara For Mailonline and Afp

PUBLISHED: 02:55 AEST, 5 April 2018 | UPDATED: 06:15 AEST, 5 April 2018

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met in Ankara for talks today as they cemented their unlikely alliance over Syria in a challenge to US and western influence in the region.

President Putin, President Erdogan and President Rouhani vowed to work together to create a 'lasting ceasefire', build a hospital for wounded civilians in Eastern Ghouta, and allow refugees to return home.

But the deepening ties between the trio will be a concern to the US as its ability to influence the future of the country wains and President Trump openly mulls pulling troops out and dropping support for the Kurds. 

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Russia backs the Syrian government in the civil war (in red) and is joined by Iran and increasingly Turkey, though Turkey also backs rebel groups in the country's north (hash-marked red area) which are pitted against Assad. Meanwhile US influence largely relies on Kurdish groups (top right), though its support has been waning amid protests from Ankara

Russia Influence in ME

Russia and Iran are strategic partners, with Russia providing military and financial support in return for influence over the Middle East. Turkey, meanwhile, had been courting membership of the European Union but in the past few years has drawn closer to Russia. These deepening ties are of concern to Europe because Turkey acts as an important buffer zone for migrants, filters out jihadis attempting to cross the border, and is a NATO member

Iran and Russia have backed the Syrian regime since the start of the civil war, while Turkey has called for Assad to go from power and still backs anti-Assad rebels. However, Erdogan has formed an unlikely partnership with Putin as he attempts to drive armed Kurdish groups from his borders

Since the cold war Russia and Iran have been allies in their opposition to the United States and both are strong military and political backers of Syria.

Now Turkey has joined their efforts to protect Assad because it wants to crush US-backed Kurdish forces massing on its border.

Turkey and Russia have also been drawn together after President Erdogan announced his country would be purchasing Russian arms.

The deal $2.5 billion for the S-400 sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles, signed at the end of last year, came despite Turkey's membership of Nato.

The countries are now cooperating on Syrian peace efforts as well as projects in the defense industry and energy sectors, including $20 billion deal to build Turkey's first nuclear power station, which began construction yesterday.

Russia is Iran's major supplier of arms and last year the two nations signed a $30 billion energy co-operation deal. 

Through these deals Russia now finds itself in the position of having influence in Turkey as well as Iran.

Those two countries themselves exert huge influence beyond their borders.

Turkey controls much of the flow of middle eastern refugees into Europe.  

It signed a deal with the EU in March 2016 to reduce the number of migrants by agreeing to take back those whose asylum application has failed or who fail to apply for asylum.  If it reversed this deal the political consequences in Europe would be enormous.

Iran has been accused of supplying arms to the Taliban by the government of Afghanistan.

Another SIGN of just how close we are to Christ's Return.  Bible Prophecy has long shown that Turkey will never be a member of the EU and will withdraw from NATO as the Bible reveals that Turkey and Iran will have a close relationship with Russia in the lead up to mans final conflict and the return of Christ.  Ezekiel 38:1-9

The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog (chief one ie. the leader), of the land of Magog (Germany and surrounding areas), the chief prince of Meshek (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolski); prophesy against him 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek (Moscow) and Tubal (Tobolski) 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia (Iran), Cush (Ethiopia) and Put (Libya) will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you. The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. 5 Persia (Iran), Cush (Ethiopia) and Put (Libya) will be with them, all with shields and helmets, 6 also Gomer (France) with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you. 7 “ ‘Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them. 8 After many days you will be called to arms. In future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, whose people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety. 9 You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land. 

So keep watching this development with Turkey and Iran as they move closer in their ties to Russia. Based on Bible Prophecy Turkey and Iran will both be with Russia and Europe when they invade the Middle East as described in Ezekiel 38.   We fully expect to see Russia become more closely linked to Europe militarily whereby Russia will become a "guard" unto the European Nations according to Ezekiel 38:7. 

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

Bible Prophecy about the alignment of Nations in the Latter Days

 
 
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Does Turkey favour good relations with Moscow over NATO and the EU?

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By Nick Ashdown Published: Apr 02 2018

 Turkey’s decision to not join almost 30 western countries in expelling over 150 Russian diplomats last week was yet another indicator of the decline in relations with Ankara’s traditional western allies.

The diplomatic expulsions came after the March 4 attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England with the Soviet-made nerve agent Novichok. The United Kingdom blames Russia for the attack, which Moscow denies.

Ankara’s decision wasn’t a surprise, since relations with its western partners are at an all-time low and recent cooperation with Russia has been going well, but experts still note it’s a significant move.

“They prioritized continued good relations with Moscow over even their closest western ally [the UK],” said Aaron Stein, resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Turkey’s foreign ministry condemned the attack nearly three weeks after it occurred without naming Russia. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan then  told Turkish reporters on March 28 that Turkey wouldn’t expel any Russian diplomats based on “a claim.”

Since a rapprochement between Ankara and Moscow following Turkey’s downing of a Russian SU-24 bomber near the Turkish-Syrian border in November 2015, the two countries have been coordinating military operations in Syria.

European studies lecturer at King’s College Alexander Clarkson says Turkey is unwilling to jeopardize its goals in Syria by angering Moscow, but Ankara also doesn’t want to set a precedent that could be used by frustrated western countries against Turkey itself.

“Turkish intelligence services and diplomats in Europe are getting very close to crossing the same line that the Russians have done several times in the last couple of years,” Clarkson told Ahval.

 “You’re beginning to see the same level of frustration with Turkish diplomats, intelligence services and military among European diplomats that they have had with Russia.”

Turkey’s spy agency MİT has been accused of harassing and spying on Turkish nationalsand politicians in Germany ,  planning assassinations in Europe," recruiting spies in Greece, and even of involvement in homicides in London and Paris.

 Clarkson says Turkey’s military operations in Syria are also making its neighbours nervous.

“Turkey is now pursuing what is basically a policy of territorial expansion in Syria,” he said.

“[The Europeans] are sitting there wondering, “If they’re willing to carve out this little mini-empire in Syria, how serious are they when they start threatening islands in the Aegean or Cyprus?”

Turkey and Russia have significant economic relations, having done $21.6 billion in trade last year. The TurkStream project will deliver natural gas from Russia to Turkey via a pipeline under the Black Sea, and Russia will build and operate Turkey’s first nuclear power plant, Akkuyu, in southern Turkey.

Russia is the stronger of the two powers, but Turkey has handled the relationship shrewdly, particularly in Syria.

 “As Russia seeks to manage and end the Syrian civil war, they’ve made a number of concessions to Turkey, and are now dependent upon Ankara to essentially manage the opposition,” Stein said.

Russia opened airspace for Turkey ahead of Ankara’s Operation Olive Branch to capture the Afrin canton from US-ally the Democratic Union Party (PYD). Russian forces also recently moved out of Tel Rifaat ahead of Turkey’s allies, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) militant group, entering the city in northwestern Syria.

Atlantic Council non resident senior fellow Dimitar Bechev says Ankara has a coherent strategy in its cooperation with Moscow.

“Engage Russia, avoid conflict, soft balance it where needed, use [the relationship with Russia] to gain leverage vis-à-vis the West. It’s been in the making since the late 1990s, i.e. before Erdoğan or Putin,” Bechev wrote to Ahval in an email.

He says it’s unlikely that Russia will replace NATO and the EU as Turkey’s permanent allies.

“For all the acrimony, the EU is [Turkey’s] dominant economic partner while NATO’s Article 5 is the ultimate insurance policy. But Turkey wants to diversify its alliances as much as possible — without cutting links to the West.”

Moscow also stands to gain from the burgeoning relationship.

“Russia, besides [valuing] the benefits of bilateral relations, values the fact that Turkey often declines to follow Western efforts to challenge Russian interests (Georgia in 2008, Crimea in 2014, Syria, the Skripal case),” wrote Timur Akhmetov, a Turkey-based researcher for the Russian International Affairs Council, in an email to Ahval.

“Another important dimension of this is that Turkey, as a NATO member state, can to some extent influence the weather inside the [NATO] alliance in favour of more dialogue with Russia.”

Turkey’s cooperation with Russia is a major sticking point with its NATO allies.

 NATO is perturbed by Ankara’s announcement in December that it had concluded an agreement to purchase two of Russia’s S-400 long-range air and missile defense systems , possibly as a safeguard against another attempted coup.

The S-400 collects data about aircraft in its vicinity, which will include the US-made F-35 fighter jet, 100 of which Turkey is planning on adding to its fleet.

“There’s always concern that the Russians can get access to this internal database and get a leg up on what is supposed to be the frontline fighter for western air forces for the next 50 years. That’s a big deal,” said Stein.

He says the procurement may be for political, rather than economic or defense reasons.

“[Erdoğan] had the option to actually get better deals from both the Europeans and the Americans, and he chose the Russians, who aren’t giving him any technology transfer except token stuff on some ancillary systems, for what I assume to be political reasons to solidify this relationship.”

Stein says the S-400 deal benefits Moscow no matter what happens.

“Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 is absolutely zero-lose for [Russia], even if the deal collapses. They get to drive tensions within the [NATO] alliance and they get to take what had been during the Cold War a staunch anti-Soviet power […] and make it a more neutral one,” he said, referring to Turkey.

Another SIGN of just how close we are to Christ's Return.  Bible Prophecy has long shown that Turkey will never be a member of the EU and will withdraw from NATO as the Bible reveals that Turkey will have a close relationship with Russia in the lead up to mans final conflict and the return of Christ.  So keep watching this development with Turkey as she moves closer in her ties to Russia. Based on Bible Prophecy Turkey will be with Russia and Europe when they invade the Middle East as described in Ezekiel 38.   We fully expect to see Russia become more closely linked to Europe militarily whereby Russia will become a "guard" unto the European Nations according to Ezekiel 38:7. 

Also Ezekiel 38:6 says that "Gomer (France), and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (Turkey) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee."

So somehow Turkey will be involved with Russia and it's Army and the move into the Middle East.

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

Bible Prophecy about the alignment of Nations in the Latter Days

 
 
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Indian Airliner Makes History by Flying to Israel Via Saudi Airspace

Published: March 22, 2018, at 4:29 p.m.

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Indian Airliner Makes History by Flying to Israel Via Saudi Airspace

An Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner plane receives a water cannon statue upon its landing at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel, March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Amir CohenREUTERS

BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel with the inauguration on Thursday of an Air India route between New Delhi and Tel Aviv.

Air India 139 landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport after a flight of over 7-1/2 hours, marking a diplomatic shift for Riyadh that Israel says was fueled by shared concern over Iranian influence in the region.

"This is a really historic day that follows two years of very, very intensive work," Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said in a radio interview, adding that using Saudi airspace cut travel time to India by around two hours and would reduce ticket prices.

Saudi Arabia - birthplace of Islam and home to its holiest shrines - does not recognize Israel.

Riyadh has not formally confirmed granting the Air India plane overflight rights. While the move ended a 70-year-old ban on planes flying to or from Israel through Saudi airspace, there is as yet no indication that it will be applied for any Israeli airline.

The Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner entered Saudi airspace at around 1645 GMT and overflew the kingdom at 40,000 feet for about three hours, coming within 60 km (37 miles) of the capital Riyadh, according to the Flightradar monitoring app. It then crossed over Jordan and the occupied West Bank into Israel.

The airliner had earlier flown over Oman, according to Flightradar. Officials from Oman, which also does not recognize Israel, could not be reached for comment.

Israel’s flag carrier El Al, excluded from the Saudi route, says its Indian competitor now has an unfair advantage.

El Al currently flies four times a week to the Indian city of Mumbai. Those flights take around 7 hours and 40 minutes, following a Red Sea route that swings toward Ethiopia to avoid Saudi airspace.

If El Al planes were to fly on to New Delhi, a destination El Al has said it might be interested in, they would require another two hours - and significantly more fuel.

Interviewed on Israel's Army Radio, Levin voiced confidence that El Al would eventually be allowed to use Saudi airspace.

"You know, they said the Saudis wouldn't let any flight pass. So here, the Saudis are permitting it. It is a process, I think. Ultimately this (El Al overflights) will happen too," he said.

Asked if any other foreign airlines might follow Air India by opening routes to Tel Aviv over Saudi Arabia, Levin said he has been in negotiations with Singapore Airlines and a carrier from the Philippines, which he did not name.

"They are certainly showing readiness and desire to fly to Israel, and I don't know if they will also receive permission like the Indian airline," he said.

Singapore Airlines did not immediately reply to a request for comment. Saudi officials could not immediately be reached.

(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell and Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

This article continues to highlight the evidence of a growing and remarkable New Alliance emerging in the Middle East.  This is not a surprise to Bible Students as it is fully expected that Saudi Arabia along with Egypt and the other southern Arab Nations will support Israel in the latter days making up the King of the South based on Bible Prophecy. 

So this current article will one day soon see a movement develop towards PEACE in the Middle East.

According to Bible Prophecy the Biblical King of the South will see an alignment between Egypt with Israel along with the Arab Gulf States who are largely the descendants of Ishmael the son of Abraham by his wife's maid Hagar (Genesis 16:3). The King of the South will oppose aggression from Russia and the EU.  They will be supported by America and Britain.

Yet again we see that current news is portraying movements towards the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible falling into place before our very eyes.  See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

See this article to learn more: Bible Prophecy about the alignment of Nations in the Latter Days

See this article to learn why there must be: PEACE in the MIDDLE EAST

 
 
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The Rise of Euro Putinism

By Bret Stephens MARCH 16, 2018

The Rise of Euro PutinismPresident Vladimir Putin of Russia at an election campaign rally in Moscow this month.CreditMaxim Shemetov/Reuters

There aren’t many certainties in politics, but here’s one: Vladimir Putin will be re-elected to a fourth presidential term in Sunday’s sham ballot. The larger question is what other elections can Putin win in the coming years.

He’s on a roll. The big winners in Italy’s election this month — the anti-immigrant Northern League and the populist Five Star Movement — are highly sympathetic to Putin. Austria’s young new chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, governs in coalition with the far-right Freedom Party, which in 2016 signed a contract with Putin’s puppet political party, United Russia, to “exchange experiences” and “send delegations to each other.” German elections in September saw gains for the far-left Left Party and the far-right Alternative for Germany. Both are popular with pro-Putin voters.

The list continues: The Russia-friendly left-wing government of Alexis Tsipras in Greece, in power since 2015. The Russia-friendly right-wing government of Viktor Orban in Hungary, in power since 2010. Marine Le Pen’s second-place finish in the 2017 French election. Donald Trump’s second-place finish in the 2016 U.S. election.

Then there’s Britain. Putin won a victory in 2015 when Jeremy Corbyn — a man who in 2011 called NATO “a danger to world peace” — became leader of the Labour Party. Putin won a victory the following year with Brexit, which isolated the U.K. while accelerating the trend toward European disintegration.

It’s in this light that the attempted murder of the former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia should be understood.

There are inconspicuous ways to eliminate an enemy. Using an exotic chemical agent produced by a single lab in the Soviet Union isn’t one of them. There are inconspicuous moments at which to do it. The eve of Putin’s re-coronation isn’t one of them. It recalls the murder of the journalist and Kremlin scourge Anna Politkovskaya on Oct. 7, 2006 — Putin’s 54th birthday.

In other words, the attack wasn’t simply an act of revenge. It was a statement of dominance. The ostentatious disdain with which the Kremlin has treated the British government since Theresa May leveled the charges against Russia in Parliament this week underscores the message: We can do this. You can’t touch us. We are winning. You are weak.

They’re probably right. May’s initial decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats was feeble and predictable. Her government is reportedly considering tougher measures, including seizing U.K.-based assets of Kremlin-connected oligarchs. Don’t bet on it. “We’re going to get very, very cross,” was what one rueful Tory member of Parliament told me of what he expects of his government.

Translation: Russia will not have the pleasure of a royal visit when it hosts the World Cup this summer. A joint statement has been issued by Britain, France, Germany and the U.S. calling on Russia to “live up to its responsibilities” to “uphold international peace and security.” Otherwise, no serious consequences. No serious additional sanctions on Russia. No major increases in European defense spending. No effort to wean Europe from its dependence on Russian energy. No boycott of the precious World Cup.

It doesn’t help Britain or the rest of Europe to have, in Donald Trump, an American president who until recently was publicly infatuated with Putin, and has so far allowed only toothless sanctions on Russia for its electoral meddling.

Nor does it help that, in the contest for European hearts and minds, Trump’s America doesn’t rate favorably against Putin’s Russia, as my colleague Frank Bruni noted in an astute column on Sunday. When America puts an oaf in the Oval Office, the sly villain in the Kremlin will look appealing by comparison.

But Europe’s larger problem in the face of Putin’s serial aggressions isn’t a dismaying and potentially compromised U.S. president. It isn’t the methods the Kremlin has used to subvert Western democracies: the troll farms, propaganda channels, email hacksrent-a-protests or loans to extremist parties. And it isn’t a matter of ideology, either. The Kremlin is as happy to ally itself with fascists as it is with Communists, techno-anarchists or radical environmentalists.

The deeper reason Putin seduces is that he believes in the principle of power. He acts. The uses of his power are mainly wicked. But wickedness, at least, is a quality, particularly when it is wedded to political efficacy, personal forcefulness and the appearance of great cunning.

Compare that to the last decade or so of European leaders: David Cameron, Matteo Renzi, Nicolas Sarkozy, Jean-Claude Juncker, even Angela Merkel. What did any of them stand for? What in their personalities was anything other than feckless and pallid? Who among them would pull a trigger for their country’s preservation — or even for their own? How many of them will be remembered in 20 years’ time?

Vladimir Putin is a criminal president who poses a clear and present danger to democratic society. But nobody can accuse him of being feckless or pallid or unwilling to pull a trigger. He’s exciting in the way of a tiger pouncing on prey. So long as he’s allowed to pounce he’ll continue to win new admirers and future elections, not just his own.

Bible Prophecy teaches that the European Union will become more and more influenced by Russia. Together Russia and the EU will oppose Britain and America in Geopolitical Positions especially over the Middle East and become what the Bible terms as the King of the North with Britain and Amercia, Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia becoming the King of the South.  

The EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice.  Along with this development we expect to see RUSSIA become more involved in Europe with links to a combined army.  Again it's interesting that they see the development of a EU Army as an important next step.This EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East.  Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of "Magog". 

The Land of MagogThey are spoken of militarily as the "King of the North".  Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.  So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe.  It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.

Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible. 

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

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