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Dutch PVV far-right leader Geert Wilders

Europe’s Right-wing revolt has begun

Europe’s Right-wing revolt has begun

European politics is changing its basic orientation before our eyes. It will have huge ramifications for the shape of our politics over here

STEPHEN DAVIES 17 May 2024 • 3:19pm

Dutch PVV far-right leader Geert WildersDutch PVV far-right leader Geert Wilders

Six months ago the Netherlands was the latest European country to see a major breakthrough for the populist Right. In the general election the anti-immigration Party for Freedom (PVV) became the largest party in the Dutch Parliament, with a quarter of the seats. (Dutch politics is notoriously fragmented). 

Two days ago a new government, at last, was formed. The leader of the PVV, Geert Wilders, will not be Prime Minister, but he and his party will be the senior party in a coalition with another populist party, the Farmer-Citizens (BBB) and two parties of the centre-Right, the New Social Contract (NSC) and the Dutch Liberal party the VVD. They are promising the toughest immigration system anywhere.

This shows not just a shift to the Right overall in Dutch politics, but an even more significant movement within the broader European Right. It is the national populists who are now the dominant force, replacing Christian Democrats and Right Liberals.

The Netherlands is just the most recent example of this kind of movement. The size of the populist upsurge and its spread across most of the EU will almost certainly be confirmed in the European Parliament elections in June. According to polls, Right populist parties will make gains in every country, at the expense of Greens and the Left. They are projected to come first in nine countries (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, and Slovakia) and come second or third in another nine (Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and Sweden). 

This rise in populism is leading to electoral breakthroughs or gains in one country after another (Poland is the major exception where the centre-Left has recently regained power). In the next few years it will almost certainly reach the two core countries, with victory for the National Rally (RN) in France and the Alternative for Germany (AfD) joining a government coalition there.  

Given this, what impact if any will this tectonic political shift in Europe have on British politics? I have already argued that the evolution of European politics will produce a sudden shift in sentiment and attitudes within UK politics. Simply, the centre-Left will stop having support for the EU and the European project as one of its defining features. Instead the UK left will, I believe, become Eurosceptic and hostile to the direction of EU politics. 


The EU its challenges to deal with in regard to its future both politically and militarially post the Ukraine war and a second term for TRUMP.  President Emmanual Macron wants to bring Russia back to the negotiating table and begin dialogue on some form of a Security Pact with Russia, NATO’s existence in its current form will be an issue even more so now.

With a changing Political landscape who know where this might lead the EU in the Future, however we do know from Bible Prophecy that the EU will form an alliance with Russia.

The Bible has long revealed that Russia and an EU Army will 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”. They 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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How ancient hatreds are reshaping the Middle East and forging unlikely alliances.

Reshaping the Middle East and forging unlikely alliances.

How ancient hatreds are reshaping the Middle East and forging unlikely alliances.

The rise of Iran – and its chilling proximity to a nuclear weapon – has driven old foes closer, explains STEPHEN POLLARD

By STEPHEN POLLARD

PUBLISHED: 10:51 AEST, 17 April 2024 | UPDATED: 21:47 AEST, 17 April 2024

How ancient hatreds are reshaping the Middle East and forging unlikely alliances. The competition is strong, but for my money the most important geopolitical statement so far this year came on Monday from an obscure Israeli news site.

A member of the Saudi Arabian royal family had reportedly told the broadcaster Kan that, in his view, Iran had started the Gaza war by instructing its proxy group Hamas to massacre Israelis on October 7.

Tehran’s intention, according to this nameless royal, was to thwart the imminent normalisation of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Saudis.

Why is that so important? Because it symbolises the extraordinary transformation under way in the politics of the Middle East. For a Saudi royal to express such a view – that a Muslim country instigated the conflict for the purpose of spreading discord – would have been unimaginable only a few years ago. But that’s not the only way in which the winds of change are resettling alliances in this volatile region.

Iranians gather in Tehran to demonstrate in support of their government's attack on IsraelIranians gather in Tehran to demonstrate in support of their government’s attack on Israel

On Saturday night, the ayatollahs of Iran inflicted their first direct attack on Israel since they came to power in the 1979 revolution.

For 45 years, the Islamic Republic has plotted the destruction of what its Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei calls ‘the evil Zionist regime’. But it has left the actual attacks to its proxies, such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

This fresh assault did almost no damage, thanks to the defensive coalition that shot down almost all the weapons directed against Israel.

Allies such as the US and UK played a role in this. But they were joined by two other countries for whom defending the Jewish state would have been fanciful until recently: Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

For most of the time Israel has existed, Saudi, as one of the world’s leading Muslim nations and home to the holy city of Mecca, has been its implacable foe. But now it is on the verge not just of tolerating Israel but becoming an ally.

Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini served as Iran's supreme leader from 1979, following the Islamic Revolution, until he died ten years laterAyatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini served as Iran’s supreme leader from 1979, following the Islamic Revolution, until he died ten years later

Supporters of Khomeini march in Tehran in 1979, when the mullahs had seized power

Similarly, back in 1967, Jordan actually invaded Israel – a disastrous move which lost it the territories of East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Yet now Jordan, too, has stood alongside Israel to protect it from Iranian bombs. This newfound co-operative spirit continues: just yesterday it emerged that both the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates had passed helpful intelligence to America to use in Israel’s defence, with Jordan further agreeing to let the US and ‘other countries’ warplanes’ use its airspace, as well as sending up its own jets.

One thing is clear. The rise of Iran – and its chilling proximity to a nuclear weapon – has driven old foes closer.

Iran now dominates a vast region from its borders with Iraq, through Syria and Lebanon, to the Mediterranean. Through its Yemeni proxies, the Houthis, and its own navy, it is causing chaos in the Red Sea, one of the world’s key maritime trade routes.

And it has turned the Palestinian cause into a strategic vehicle for its own ambitions through two other proxies, Hamas (Gaza) and Hezbollah (Lebanon). This chaotic and meddlesome statecraft has appalled other Muslim countries.

The story of the Middle East used to be ‘Israel versus everyone else’. As a result of Iran’s behaviour, however, that is no longer true. And this means the long-term prospects for peace are, though you may be surprised to hear it, bright.

To understand how all this has come about, you need to go back to the very roots of Islam – and the schism within it. In 610AD, Mohammed unveiled a new faith. By the time he died in 632AD, he and Islam were all-powerful in Arabia, and within a century it had subjugated an empire stretching from Central Asia to Spain.

For most of the time Israel has existed, Saudi, as one of the world's leading Muslim nations and home to the holy city of Mecca, has been its implacable foeFor most of the time Israel has existed, Saudi, as one of the world’s leading Muslim nations and home to the holy city of Mecca, has been its implacable foe, writes Stephen Pollard

But Islam was split over who should succeed the Prophet.

One faction argued the leadership should be passed through his bloodline. They became known as Shias, from shi’atu Ali, Arabic for ‘partisans of Ali’, who was Mohammed’s cousin and son-in-law.

The others, the Sunnis (followers of the ‘sunna’, or ‘way’ in Arabic) said leadership should be determined on merit.

Ali was elected as ‘caliph’ (spiritual leader) in 656AD but within five years was assassinated, enshrining an enduring split. Fast forward to 2024, and about 85 per cent of the world’s 1.6billion Muslims are Sunni, while 15 per cent are Shia.

Two countries now compete for the leadership of Islam: Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran. Since the mullahs seized power in Tehran 45 years ago, the sects’ mutual hatred has only grown.

As a minority within Islam, the Shiites have historically been treated as subordinate in Sunni-dominated countries. But there has been a significant growth of the Shiite population in Gulf nations, to the extent that in some they are almost a majority. This has increased anxiety among Sunni rulers over the growing power of Shia Iran. In Gulf states such as the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and especially Saudi Arabia, the Shia threat – in other words the threat from Iran – is seen as existential.

Egypt, too, which has had a peace treaty with Israel since 1979, is also an enemy of the mullahs. In Israel’s 2006 Lebanon war with Hezbollah, Sunni countries were, behind the scenes, willing Israel to triumph, just as it is said now that Jordan, Egypt and especially Saudi Arabia want Israel to destroy Hamas in Gaza.

The growing rapprochement of some Sunni countries was embodied in the 2020 Abraham Accords which normalised relations between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel, and later Morocco and Sudan.

There is a logic, then, to the gradually deepening alliances between Sunni states and Israel. The Arab nations understand that while Israel has no ambitions to dominate its neighbours, Iran seeks to control all of the Middle East.

It needs to be stressed that the vast majority of Sunnis and Shias would rather just get on with their lives than embroil themselves in these disputes. But it’s also true that if you don’t understand this split, you can’t understand the Middle East at all.


This hasKing of the North and South in the Latter Days been an ongoing development since the efforts of former President Donald Trump to bring about Peace in the Middle East.  This is not surprising to Bible Students as we fully expect to see this development based on Bible Prophecy that has foretold the alignment of Nations in the “latter days”.  The Bible describes a King of the North and a King of the South Geo-political Alignment of Nations in the last days prior to the last battle of mankind and the intervention of Christ to established God’s Kingdom on Earth Forever.  We read of this in Daniel Chapter 11:

“And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.”

You can read more about this in this article: Alignment of Nations in the Latter Days

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Saudi Arabia publicly acknowledges role in defending Israel against Iranian attack

Saudi Arabia says it helped defend Israel against Iran

Saudi Arabia says it helped defend Israel against Iran

Saudi Arabia’s royal family posted on its website about the country’s role in defending Israel against the Iranian barrage

Saudi Arabia publicly acknowledges role in defending Israel against Iranian attackBy TOVAH LAZAROFF  APRIL 15, 2024 15:56

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 6, 2023.(photo credit: Sputnik/Sergei Savostyanov/Pool via REUTERS)

Saudi Arabia acknowledged that it had helped the newly forged regional military coalition — Israel, the United States, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and France — repel an Iranian attack against the Jewish state early Sunday morning, according to a story on KAN News.

The story spoke of the Saudi involvement in the military defensive operation in which 99% of the Iranian drones and missiles were destroyed before hitting their targets. 

Many of the drones and missiles had to travel over Jordanian and Saudi airspace to reach Israel. 

A source connected to the Saudi Royal family told KAN that the country had a system to automatically intercept any suspicious entity in its airspace.

That source also charged that Iran had instigated the Gaza war, through its proxy group Hamas, to thwart US efforts for a Saudi normalization deal.

An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel April 14, 2024. (credit: REUTERS/AMIR COHEN)

Israel-Saudi normalization seemed on the horizon before Oct 7

In the weeks before Hamas’s October 7 invasion, the United States had been involved in intense diplomatic activity to promote a three-way deal that would have included a strategic pact between Riyadh and Washington against Iran, a normalization deal with Saudi Arabia and Israel, and a renewed pathway to Palestinian statehood.

Hamas’s October 7 attack against Israel scuttled those efforts but did not hinder the ability of Western powers, with armies stationed in the region to work together with Arab partners, including Saudi Arabia, to build a military alliance against Iran.

The joint defensive military maneuvers marked the first time that the five armies, with help from Saudi Arabia, had worked together as a nascent coalition to repel an Iranian attack.


What we see here is remarkable and it forshadows the closer ties Israel will have with Saudi Arabia as together with Jordon and Egypt with the backing of the USA and UK they will make up the King of the South in Bible Prophecy.  This has been an ongoing development since the efforts of former President Donald Trump to bring about Peace in the Middle East.  This is not surprising to Bible Students as we fully expect to see this development based on Bible Prophecy that has foretold the alignment of Nations in the “latter days”.  The Bible describes a King of the North and a King of the South Geo-political Alignment of Nations in the last days prior to the last battle of mankind and the intervention of Christ to established God’s Kingdom on Earth Forever.  We read of this in Daniel Chapter 11:King of the North and South in the Latter Days

“And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.”

You can read more about this in this article: Alignment of Nations in the Latter Days

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Thousands across Austria take part in protests against far right

The Pro Putin Far Right is on the March across Europe

The Pro Putin Far Right is on the March across Europe

It could spell tragedy for Ukraine

Armida van Rij    Published: Thu 11 Apr 2024 15.15 BST

With Slovakia the latest member to elect a Russia-leaning leader, the EU is increasingly open to hostile interference from Russia that could see it move closer.

The victory for Peter Pellegrini in Slovakia’s presidential election is just the latest triumph for the far right in Europe. Even though the role of president is largely symbolic, his win over his pro-European rival, Ivan Korčok, by a comfortable six-point margin, consolidates the power of the prime minister, Robert Fico. The result is one of a growing number of victories for politicians supportive of Vladimir Putin in Europe.

Public support for the far right is sweeping across the continent. In the Netherlands and Portugal, far-right parties have also increased their vote share in recent national elections. Meanwhile, polling ahead of German local elections, and Austrian and Belgian parliamentary elections this year, suggests they are likely to make gains in these countries too.

There is a real possibility that Austria’s elections might see a return to power for the far right, Putin-supporting Freedom party, if another party can be convinced to join it in a coalition. There is a sense across Europe that the far right is gathering momentum and expanding beyond its usual core vote.

Thousands across Austria take part in protests against far rightThousands across Austria take part in protests against far right

This trend is mirrored in the European parliament, where polls suggest the two far-right groupings are likely to increase their vote share in elections in June. Russia is the issue where the difference between the two groupings is at its most stark. The far-right European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group, home to Italy’s prime minister Giorgia Meloni’s party, is broadly supportive of sanctions against Russia and aid to Ukraine. While the far-right Identity and Democracy (ID) group, which includes Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland and Austria’s Freedom party, is pro-Russian and has systematically voted against support for Ukraine.

Both are forecast to increase their seats, the latter grouping by more than a third, potentially placing it behind only the conservative Europe People’s party (EPP) and the leftwing Socialists and Democrats. This means not just an increase in vote share for the far right, but for a pro-Putin far right.

Alongside the usual electoral campaigning, there have also been some attempts at horse-trading in the hope of re-orienting the coalitions. The current European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen – affiliated with the EPP – has been courting Meloni, amid speculation her Brothers of Italy party is considering leaving the ECR and joining the EPP to bolster its overall vote share. Meanwhile, Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz doesn’t currently have a home in the European parliament after leaving the EPP before it could be ousted in 2021, but has stated his intention for the party to join the ECR.

Why is this important? With key challenges such as military support for Ukraine, EU enlargement and the green transition on the agenda in the next parliament, a growing far-right bloc sympathetic to Putin will be sure to have its say. Ukraine is an especially pertinent issue: there will inevitably be crunch discussions about further financial, military and humanitarian aid, and the extent to which EU countries will be willing to support Ukraine by reducing trade barriers on the import of goods. While von der Leyen has made it clear that defence and security are her top priorities if re-elected for a second term, increased pro-Putin leanings in both the European parliament and in the European council could make this more difficult.

Hungary – who will also hold the six-month rotating seat of the council presidency from 1 July 2024 – has already demonstrated it can hold up aid for Ukraine and block new sanction packages proposed by the commission. Orbán, Putin’s puppet in Europe, has also tried to advance Serbia’s accession to the EU – a state with an equally pro-Russian government – at a faster pace than other Western Balkan states that are technically speaking more ready for accession.

The far right across Europe – whether pro- or anti-Putin – agrees on one thing, and that is the need to consolidate its position to hollow out the EU from within. Yet seeking closer relations with Russia, as some parties are keen to do, brings with it all kinds of security risks. The recent allegations against Austrian intelligence officials expose the extensive spy network the Russian state has built up in Europe to further its own imperialist agenda. Consider a scenario in which Russia does challenge the territorial integrity of an EU – or Nato – state. What might a European response, where pro-Putin parties have influence, look like?


A somewhat startling headline, it will be interesting to see this develop within the EU as the EU is challenged to deal with its future security post the Ukraine war and a second term for TRUMP.  President Emmanual Macron wants to bring Russia back to the negotiating table and begin dialogue on some form of a Security Pact with Russia, NATO’s existence in its current form will be an issue even more so now.

The Bible has long revealed that Russia and an EU Army will 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”. They 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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Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee

NATO Alliance is ready for conflict with Russia

NATO Alliance is ready for conflict with Russia

NATO Military Committee Chair

EUROPEAN PRAVDAUKRAINSKA PRAVDA — FRIDAY, 22 MARCH 2024, 13:01

Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military CommitteeADMIRAL ROB BAUER, CHAIR OF THE NATO MILITARY COMMITTEE. PHOTO: ARMYINFORM

Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee, has said that the Alliance countries are prepared for a potential direct clash with Russia.

Source: Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee, in an interview with ArmyInform, as reported by European Pravda

Details: Admiral Bauer stated that NATO acknowledged a change in the security situation in 2014, following Russia’s occupation of Crimea. In 2019, the Allies began to return to collective security by changing their defence strategy, operational planning, and the forces required to carry out all of these missions.

Quote: “We are all aware that time is of the essence when it comes to reestablishing collective security. Because the enemy determines when and where to attack you, as well as the length of the conflict. Unfortunately, Ukraine has experienced this.

Are we ready? Answer: Yes! Our primary task is to be prepared. If this happens today, you must fight with what you have. It is always a combination of being ready for today and improving opportunities for the future,” said Rob Bauer.

When asked about NATO’s readiness on its eastern flank, where the most potential threats exist, he recalled how the Alliance has increased its presence in the Baltic states since 2016, as well as in Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria since the outbreak of the full-scale war in Ukraine. 

“We now have eight such combat groups, each with a battalion, and they can be combined to form a brigade if necessary. The relevant countries are constantly collaborating on this mechanism. We will consider additional requirements. But so far, this is sufficient,” Bauer said.


A somewhat startling headline, it will be interesting to see how this might develop in the future months.  Bible students expect to see Europe and Russia moving closer together and America moving away which may well happen under Donald Trump should he be re- elected as President.  President Emmanual Macron wants to bring Russia back to the negotiating table and begin dialogue on some form of a Security Pact with Russia, NATO’s existence in its current form will be an issue even more so now.

The Bible has long revealed that Russia and an EU Army will 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”. They 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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By the way, at over 4 percent, Estonia’s aid to Ukraine represents by far the largest percentage of GDP of any country— and tenfold the U.S. commitment.

Europe caught between Putin and Trump

Europe caught between Putin and Trump

Even if Biden is re-elected, Europeans are aware that the era of strong transatlantic presidents may be coming to an end.

Europe caught between Putin and TrumpEurope needs to figure out a way to take care of itself. But can it? | Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

FROM ACROSS THE POND  Published: FEBRUARY 20, 2024 4:00 AM CET

BY IVO DAALDER

Ivo Daalder, former U.S. ambassador to NATO, is CEO of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and host of the weekly podcast “World Review with Ivo Daalder.”

Two big news stories set the stage for this year’s Munich Security Conference, the annual convention of security policy wonks in the picturesque Bavarian town, held in the shadow of the Alps.

As the meeting got underway, news broke that Ukrainian forces were withdrawing from Avdiivka — the strategically important town in eastern Donbas, which Russia had never conquered in 10 years of war. The fight for this small city was brutal, and Ukraine held out for months against terrible odds. But in the end, Russia proved too strong for a Ukrainian army running out of people and ammunition.

Then came the shocking news of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s death in a remote Siberian prison. No one at Munich bought Moscow’s story that Russia’s most prominent dissident and thorn in President Vladimir Putin’s side had died of natural causes. Already poisoned once, Navalny’s sudden exile to a remote Arctic outpost had already suggested he might not come back alive.

“If your beliefs are worth something, you must be willing to stand up for them,” Navalny had written on Facebook on the third anniversary of his captivity. “And if necessary, make some sacrifices.” That he did.

Playing out in quick succession, both these events made for a sobering mood at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof. And sitting in meetings, talking over meals and in corridors over the past two days, my overriding sense was of a Europe confronting its greatest fears — a growing worry that Russia is winning in Ukraine and could turn to the rest of Europe next, and the increasing realization that the U.S. may well elect a leader who doesn’t believe in NATO and treats allies more like foes.

“Europe finds itself between Putin and Trump,” former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt told me. And the Continent now needs to figure out a way to take care of itself. But can it? Will it? These were the questions dominating the weekend.

Europe is right to be worried: The war in Ukraine isn’t going well, and frontline troops are running out of ammunition and men. Explaining the decision to withdraw from Adviivka, General Oleksandr Tarnavsky said: “In the situation where the enemy is advancing on the corpses of his own soldiers with a 10-to-1 shell advantage, under constant bombardment, this is the only correct solution.” And without more military aid, Ukraine will face more such difficult decisions and costly retreats.

In this regard, Europe has done its part, sending whatever equipment its limited stockpiles contain and spending more on military support than the U.S. But this weekend, neither U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris nor a large congressional delegation could reassure Ukraine or its European supporters that the long-stalled U.S. aid package would pass soon.

No one was buying their excuses either. In reference to the decision for the U.S. House of Representatives to go on a two-week recess, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pointedly noted: “Please, everyone, remember that dictators don’t go on vacation.”

And Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas had choice words for Senator Pete Ricketts, who justified his vote against the aid package by stating that dealing with the large number of people arriving at the southern U.S. border was his priority. “Estonia also has large numbers of Ukrainian refugees on its territory. They represent 6 percent of our population. That would be equivalent to 20 million refugees coming at once into the United States,” she said.

By the way, at over 4 percent, Estonia’s aid to Ukraine represents by far the largest percentage of GDP of any country— and tenfold the U.S.By the way, at over 4 percent, Estonia’s aid to Ukraine represents by far the largest percentage of GDP of any country— and tenfold the U.S. commitment. commitment.

As worrying as Russia’s success on the ground is, NATO allies are growing increasingly concerned that Moscow has larger ambitions | Toms Kalnins/EFE via EPA

However, as worrying as Russia’s success on the ground is, NATO allies are also growing increasingly concerned that Moscow has larger ambitions — such as ultimately challenging NATO directly. And though not immediate, the threat of Russia’s potential  ability to pull this off in the next half dozen years is taken very seriously.

One person sounding the alarm is Estonia’s Foreign Intelligence Service Director-General Kaupo Rosin, who warned that Russia is anticipating a conflict with NATO in the next decade — and that it’s preparing accordingly. “There are things we can do to counter this,” he told me. “But we better take this seriously and start reacting now.”

I heard a similar message from Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski: “We told you 15 years ago that Putin was coming. You didn’t believe us. We told you again 10 years ago. And five. You still didn’t believe us. Believe us now,” he said.

But the biggest uncertainty for most Europeans isn’t about Putin — it’s about America.

The U.S. Congress’ failure to support Ukraine has left many speechless. And Trump’s warning that he would “encourage” Russia “to do whatever the hell they want” to an ally who hadn’t “paid up,” still rings loud.

While one defense minister asked me, “Doesn’t he understand the value of allies?” (“Afraid not,” I answered), many others are finally beginning to come to terms with the possibility that come next January, they may well be on their own.

Eastern European allies are already boosting their defense spending to 3 percent of GDP and beyond, and NATO Europe as a whole will spend $380 billion — or 2 percent of their overall GDP — on defense this year.

However, while this far outstrips what Russia spends on defense — even as its economy has turned on a war footing and the country now devotes close to 10 percent of GDP to its war machine —it will take time for Europe’s spending to turn into real capabilities. For example, Poland will spend more on defense as a portion of GDP than any other NATO country, including the U.S. But the Patriots, F35 jets, Apache helicopters and other advanced equipment won’t be in place until the end of the decade.

Then, there are the production issues. Currently, multiple countries produce multiple types of 155-millimeter artillery shells for multiple types of launchers, many of which are incompatible with each other to discourage foreign competition. That must now change.

In line with this, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen did promise a set of policy ideas to ensure Europeans spend more — and spend more productively. She also vowed to encourage better cooperation by appointing a commissioner for defense if she’s re-elected this year.

 “Trump-proofing” NATO and European defense — as the phrase now goes — won’t be easy. But many now recognize it has to be done. Even if Biden is re-elected, Europeans are increasingly aware that the era of strong transatlantic presidents may be coming to an end.


A somewhat startling headline, it will be interesting to see this thought continue to develop within the EU as the EU is challenged to deal with its future security post the Ukraine war and a second term for TRUMP.  President Emmanual Macron wants to bring Russia back to the negotiating table and begin dialogue on some form of a Security Pact with Russia, NATO’s existence in its current form will be an issue even more so now.

The Bible has long revealed that Russia and an EU Army will 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”. They 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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Europe caught between Putin and Trump

Europe and the US are drifting further apart

Europe and the US are drifting further apart and Britain will be left to flounder

Rafael Behr   Published: Wed 14 Feb 2024 06.00 GMT

NATOFor decades, UK foreign policy had two pillars: the EU and Washington. Who would be our allies in a Trump 2.0 world?

Nine months is a long time to hold your breath. The identity of the next US president won’t be known until 6 November, but already the prospect of it being Donald Trump has America’s allies clenched in strategic suspense.

In European democracies, the fear is existential. For 75 years, their security has been guaranteed by the North Atlantic treaty, which Trump scorns as a bad deal for the US. At a rally over the weekend, the former president boasted of having encouraged Russia to “do whatever the hell they want” to countries that weren’t, in his view, paying their Nato bills.

If returned to the White House, Trump might not actually renege on US commitments of mutual assistance to countries that fear they are in Vladimir Putin’s firing line. But the former president doesn’t have to mean exactly what he says, or even win the election, for his words to have effect. Ambiguity undermines deterrence.

American unreliability will permeate every discussion when Nato defence ministers gather in Brussels this week.

The gripe that Europeans free-ride on America’s defence budget is an old refrain. Most Nato members accept it is also a fair one. Only a minority have met the commitment made in 2006 to allocate 2% of GDP for defence spending. But in the past, frustration at the asymmetry of contribution has been softened by historical allegiance and alignment of values. Even in terms of self-interested realpolitik, Washington could value the upkeep of European democracy, stability and prosperity as a Nato dividend.

Not Trump. He doesn’t do alliances, only transactions and threats. Mutual benefit is for wimps. The test of a good deal in Trumpworld is that the other party feels cheated. For that reason he despises the EU even more than Nato because it isn’t a US client. It has its own commercial heft as a continental trading bloc.

The ambition to spike Europe’s guns as an economic superpower is another thing Trump has in common with Putin. It is why they were both enthusiasts for Brexit.

US unreliability is already stalking the battlefield in Ukraine. Vital aid has been held up in Congress, which is partly the effect of Trump having a thumb on the military scales before he has even been formally nominated as the Republican candidate. It looks like payout for a Kremlin bet that western finance and moral support for Kyiv will run out faster than Russian shells and conscript cannon fodder.

There is a faction of the US right that admires Putin on ideological grounds, as a scourge of degenerate liberalism. But mostly Republicans are just glad if the war goes badly for the side Joe Biden has backed, so they can cast his presidency as an era of US weakness and Trump as a restoration of strength.

The repugnant cynicism of that game will poison America’s international relationships, even if Biden wins a second term. It is already clear that the old congressional consensus in favour of constitutional democracy and the rule of law has gone.

Seeing the writing on the wall, European leaders are talking with new urgency about what Emmanuel Macron calls “strategic autonomy”. This used to be dismissed as an improbable flight of Gallic fancy. Now it frames the continent’s agenda. The implications in terms of where the extra money for bigger defence budgets – even more than 2% of GDP – will come from, and what a consolidated continental defence capability actually involves, are only slowly seeping into domestic politics.

EUROPE DOESN’T NEED THE UNITED STATES ANYMORE


A somewhat startling headline, it will be interesting to see this thought continue to develop within the EU as the EU is challenged to deal with its future security post the Ukraine war and a second term for TRUMP.  President Emmanual Macron wants to bring Russia back to the negotiating table and begin dialogue on some form of a Security Pact with Russia, NATO’s existence in its current form will be an issue even more so now.

The Bible has long revealed that Russia and an EU Army will 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”. They 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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Worlds first year long breach of key 1.5C warming limit

Worlds first year long breach of key 1.5C warming limit

Worlds first year long breach of key 1.5C warming limit

  • Published 9th February 2024

 

Worlds first year long breach of key 1.5C warming limit

Chile has seen forest fires in several regions in February, including La Araucanía (pictured)

IMAGE SOURCE,AFP

By Mark Poynting

BBC News climate reporter

For the first time, global warming has exceeded 1.5C across an entire year, according to the EU’s climate service.

World leaders promised in 2015 to try to limit the long-term temperature rise to 1.5C, which is seen as crucial to help avoid the most damaging impacts.

This first year-long breach doesn’t break that landmark Paris agreement, but it does bring the world closer to doing so in the long-term.

Urgent action to cut carbon emissions can still slow warming, scientists say.

“This far exceeds anything that is acceptable,” Prof Sir Bob Watson, a former chair of the UN’s climate body, told the BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme.

“Look what’s happened this year with only 1.5C – we’ve seen floods, we’ve seen droughts, we’ve seen heatwaves and wildfires all over the world.”

Gobal Temerature rises past 1.5c limit for full yearThe period from February 2023 to January 2024 reached 1.52C of warming, according to the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. The following graph shows how that compares with previous years.

Ocean Temparature the highest ever on recordThe world’s sea surface is also at its highest ever recorded average temperature – yet another sign of the widespread nature of climate records. As the chart below shows, it’s particularly notable given that ocean temperatures don’t normally peak for another month or so.

Science groups differ slightly on precisely how much temperatures have increased, but all agree that the world is in by far its warmest period since modern records began – and likely for much longer.

Limiting long-term warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels – before humans started burning large amounts of fossil fuels – has become a key symbol of international efforts to tackle climate change.

A landmark UN report in 2018 said that the risks from climate change – such as intense heatwaves, rising sea-levels and loss of wildlife – were much higher at 2C of warming than at 1.5C.


Despite what man has and is doing to the Earth, the Earth will not be destroyed because God is in Ultimate Control and He has a purpose yet to be established on this Earth.  God will not allow man to destroy the earth.  Revelation 11:17-16

17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. 18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

God’s Kingdom will be established on this Earth in perfect fulfilment of Bible Prophecy just as the days in which we are living with all their problems is fulfilling Bible Prophecy.  The real question is: WILL YOU BE IN GOD’S KINGDOM or will you be a casualty of these end times.

God's Kingdom will be established on Earth

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Doomsday Clock remains just 90 seconds away from global catastrophe for 2024

Doomsday Clock just 90 seconds from global catastrophe

Doomsday Clock remains just 90 seconds away from global catastrophe for 2024 – amid wars in Ukraine and Gaza and A.I arms race

Scientists updated the Doomsday Clock Scientists Tuesday, revealing they are keeping it 90 seconds to midnight – the same as in 2023

Doomsday Clock remains just 90 seconds away from global catastrophe for 2024

The Doomsday Clock is unchanged from 2023 due to wars in Ukraine and Gaza

The symbolic timepiece stands at 90 seconds to midnight

READ MORE:  MailOnline predicted what could happen with the Doomsday clock

By STACY LIBERATORE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 02:28 AEDT, 24 January 2024 | UPDATED: 03:35 AEDT, 24 January 2024

Humanity is still in a ‘time of unprecedented danger.’

That is the conclusion of scientists behind the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic timepiece which indicates how close the world is to ending.

The clock was updated today and remained at 90 seconds to midnight – the theoretical point of annihilation.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which decides where the hands are set, said it is the closest to global catastrophe it has been since it began in 1947 at the end of WW2.

The researchers said the wars in Ukraine and Gaza and advancements in artificial technology – which many commentators have dubbed the new nuclear arms race.

Rachel Bronson, the bulletin’s president and CEO, said: ‘Conflict hot spots around the world carry the threat of nuclear escalation, climate change is already causing death and destruction, and disruptive technologies like AI and biological research advance faster than their safeguards.’

She added that keeping the symbolic timepiece unchanged from the prior year is ‘not an indication that the world is stable.’ 

‘Quite the opposite. It’s urgent for governments and communities around the world to act,’ Bronson explained.

‘And the Bulletin remains hopeful – and inspired – in seeing the younger generations leading the charge.’


Despite what man has and is doing to the Earth, the Earth will not be destroyed because God is in Ultimate Control and He has a purpose yet to be established on this Earth.  God will not allow man to destroy the earth.

God’s Kingdom will be established on this Earth in perfect fulfilment of Bible Prophecy just as the days in which we are living with all their problems is fulfilling Bible Prophecy.  The real question is: WILL YOU BE IN GOD’S KINGDOM or will you be a casualty of these end times.

God's Kingdom will be established on Earth

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War between NATO and Russia is imminent according to secret German Armed Forces document

War between NATO and Russia is Imminent

War between NATO and Russia is imminent according to secret German Armed Forces document

War between NATO and Russia is imminent according to secret German Armed Forces document The New Voice of Ukraine

Mon, January 15, 2024 at 7:35 PM GMT

A major armed conflict between NATO and Russia is imminent if a secret document from the German Armed Forces is to be believed, with Russia invading NATO’s Baltic states as early as July.

The German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) are preparing for a potential hybrid attack by Russia on NATO’s eastern flank this February, reported Bild.

An escalation between NATO and Russia is expected as early as February, a Bild source said, referencing a secret Bundeswehr document.

The confidential document details how a conflict between Russia and NATO might arise, with events unfolding month by month. The culmination involves deployment of hundreds of thousands of NATO soldiers and the start of war in the summer of 2025.

The Bild story builds a scenario for war that focuses on security and avoids specifics regarding the number and movement of NATO troops. The Bundeswehr’s “Defense Alliance 2023” scenario predicts that Russian mobilization will begin in February 2024, followed by a Spring offensive in Ukraine and an attack on the Baltic countries in July. Cyberattacks and other forms of hybrid warfare are expected.

Tensions could peak in October with Russia moving troops and missiles to Kaliningrad (a Russian exclave in Poland — ed.).

“Border conflicts” and “unrests with numerous casualties” are possible in the “Suwalki corridor” (the small corridor between Belarus and Kaliningrad that lies along the Polish-Lithuanian border — ed.) in December. 2024.  Russia could repeat its 2014 invasion of Ukraine on NATO territory with Belarusian support, after the U.S. elections, when the United States might become leaderless.

The scenario ends 30 days after “D-Day,” when NATO, including the Bundeswehr, deploys significant military forces to the eastern flank. However, whether NATO will be able to contain Russia remains an open question in the scenario.


While an interesting article it is unlikely to happen.  However Europe is worried about a second Donald Trump Presendency which could see the end of NATO with America pulling out.  This is more likely as we know that NATO must come to an END according to Bible Prophecy that speaks of Europe and Russia being allied both politically and militarily.  Europe will form a ‘Security Pact’ with Russia.

Ancient names of NationsThis 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”. They 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 Today’s 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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Trump: US will never help Europe under attack, NATO is dead

US will never help Europe under attack, NATO is dead

Trump: US will never help Europe under attack, NATO is dead

Trump: US will never help Europe under attack, NATO is dead“By the way, NATO is dead, and we will leave, we will quit NATO,” Trump also said, according to a European Union official.

By REUTERSJANUARY 10, 2024 20:36

Then-US President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, January 21, 2020(photo credit: REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST)

The United States will never help Europe if it comes under attack and will leave NATO, which is dead, Donald Trump told European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in 2020 while he was still president, according to a European Commissioner.

“You need to understand that if Europe is under attack, we will never come to help you and to support you,” Thierry Breton quoted Trump as saying during a meeting he also attended at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2020.

‘NATO is dead, and we will leave, we will quit NATO’

“By the way, NATO is dead, and we will leave, we will quit NATO,” Trump also said, according to the European Union official.

“And by the way, you owe me $400 billion, because you didn’t pay, you Germans, what you had to pay for defense.”

Former US President Donald Trump attends the Trump Organization civil fraud trial, in New York State Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York City, US, December 7, 2023. (credit: REUTERS/MIKE SEGAR)

Trump is the frontrunner to be the Republican nominee in the 2024 election, with opinion polls predicting a tight contest against Democratic President Joe Biden in November’s election.


Whether Donald Trump becomes President again or not, what we do know from Bible Prophecy is that Europe will ultimately draw closer to Russia.  We will watch to see what happens this year with the USA elections, but from this article and a few others, European leaders are worried about what might happen if Trump comes back.  Europe will form a ‘Security Pact’ with Russia.

Ancient names of NationsThis 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”. They 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 Today’s 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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Thousands of Gazans will become Christian Palestinian Evangelical predicts

Thousands of Gazans will become Christian

Thousands of Gazans will become, Christian Palestinian Evangelical predicts

By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN  DECEMBER 30, 2023 21:00

Thousands of Gazans will become Christian Palestinian Evangelical predictsTaysir “Tass” Abu Saada(photo credit: screenshot)

An ex-member of the Fatah terrorist organization, who embraced Christianity in the early 1990s, has asserted that a considerable number of Muslims in Gaza are likely to forsake Islam in the aftermath of the Israel-Hamas War, gravitating towards Christianity.

Speaking to Joel Rosenberg on the latest episode of the Rosenberg Report, which aired on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) over the weekend, Taysir “Tass” Abu Saada said that he predicts many Gazans will feel so hopeless, lost and lied to by Hamas after the war that they will abandon Islam and Hamas’s extremism for the teachings of the Bible.

Hamas is an ideology that is spread among many people, not only in the Gaza Strip but all over the world,” Saada told Rosenberg. “However, God has a plan. And I believe the Arabs’ and the Jews’ plan is also part of that, and that is where my hope is.

“That is why I am back in the Holy Land, to move to the Gaza Strip and take part in rebuilding,” Saada continued. “I believe with all the destruction, with all that happened, with the hardship the Palestinians have gone through, they cannot sit back but will ask, ‘Why?’

“God is going to do a lot of work,” in Gaza, he said, “and I want to be a part of that.”

‘The harvest is going to be huge’

The Christian convert said that he already has a team on the ground ministering to Gazans during the war, and these individuals are telling him that “the harvest is going to be huge.”

Saada was born in Gaza in 1951, and moved with his family to Saudi Arabia and Qatar at a young age. According to a testimony he provided to jewishroots.net, in the 1970s, he became a follower of Yasser Arafat, eventually running away from his family to join the Fatah terrorist organization.

“After the Six Day War, I felt as if I was having a nervous breakdown, and my hatred just grew and grew,” he said in the testimony. “I did not understand how we could lose so many wars against Israel; we were bigger than Israel in numbers and size, we had more equipment – everything we had was more than they had, but still we lost the wars against them.

“I was thinking that once again, our leaders sold us to the Jews,” he continued. “That was when I decided to go and fight for our land, which I believed was ours.”

His parents would not allow him to leave school, so he ran away. It took several years for his parents to find him. When they did, he was forced to return to Qatar.

A series of violent incidents in the country landed him in legal trouble. Ultimately, Saada was sent to America. He slowly integrated, found an American wife, and eventually met a Christian who helped him convert.

That Christian told him that “if you want to experience the peace of mind that I have, you have to love the Jews,” Saada recalled in his testimony. “I completely froze and asked him how he could even think of such a thing – to love the Jews? He knew I hated them. For me, as for most Arabs, a good Jew was a dead Jew.”

But that night, he and his Christian mentor read the Bible. The next day, Saada felt an urge to pray. “The first people that came to my heart to pray for were the Jewish people,” he told jewishroots.net. “I was praying, ‘Oh, God, bless your people, Israel. God, gather them to the Promised Land.’”

Soon, he learned that his son had converted, too. Ultimately, his wife also found Christianity. Together, they started an Evangelical ministry for Muslims called Hope for Ishmael and a humanitarian organization called Seeds of Hope, which operates in the Middle East.

“What we are seeing today happening is really one of the signs of the end of times because it is not normal, the destruction that is taking place,” Saada said in his interview with Rosenberg. “The evil hand of Hamas is attacking Israelis in a radical, very evil way. Naturally, Israel had to respond and defend itself.”


This is very interesting article and is very correct as God’s Plan does involve both Jew and Arab and all Nations of those who believe in Christ.

Ishmael was the first son of Abraham the father of the Jewish people, but to another women and while God told Abraham to send the boy away so that there would be not conflict with his true promised seed, God also made a promise that Ishmael would become a great people with 13 princes decending from him. 

Genesis 16:15

15 So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne. 16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.

Then in Genesis 21 we read that Hagar and Ishmael are Sent Away

The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, 10 and she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.”

11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. 12 But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned. 13 I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring.”

14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.

15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. 16 Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she began to sob.

17 God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.”

And again we read of Ishmaels decendants being present with Israel when God establishing is Kingdom on Earth under the Rule of Jesus Christ and with Israel as the capital city.

Isaiah 60 which describes Gods Kingdom being set up on earth with Israel as the capital nation.

1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. 4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. 5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. 6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba (Saudi Arabia) shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD. 7 All the flocks of Kedar (son of Ishmael) shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth (son of Ishmael) shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory. 8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

SHEBA A land in the southern, fertile mountainous southwestern part of Arabia, inhabited in antiquity by the Sabeans today this is the area of Saudi Arabia descendants of Ishmael

Kedar, Son of Ishmael (קֵדָר, qedar). The second son of Ishmael, and prince of a tribe of Ishmaelites (Gen 25:13; 1 Chr 1:29).in Assyr. records), are possibly to be identified with the later *Nabataeans (see JSS 18, 1973, pp.1–16).

NEBAIOTH. The eldest son of Ishmael (Gn. 25:13; 28:9; 36:3; 1 Ch. 1:29). His descendants, an Arabian tribe mentioned in conjunction with Kedar in Is. 60:7 (the two are also named together

WHAT ABOUT ISHMAEL AND THE ARABS?

Will God ignore Ishmael? We have referred to the promises made to Ishmael’s descendants: “I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful … I will make of him a great nation” (Genesis 17:20). Much of this has been fulfilled already: the Arabs have been prosperous and become a great multitude, contributing much to world culture. What hope is in store for them in the future?
The position of Arabs in relation to God’s purpose is the same as it is for any other people: if they will acknowledge the God of Israel and the Lord Jesus Christ they will share the joys and blessings of Christ’s kingdom, living alongside the descendants of Isaac and Jacob, helping to rebuild the economy of the area, benefiting from the blossoming of their deserts. Isaiah pictures Arabs and others bringing service and worship into Jerusalem:

“The multitude of camels shall cover your land, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall proclaim the praises of the LORD … And they shall call you, The City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 60:6-14)
“In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria … Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria – a blessing in the midst of the land, whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed is Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.” (Isaiah 19:23-25)

Harmony and peace will, at last, come to the whole family of Abraham. The Middle East will be gloriously transformed and become the centre of God’s kingdom upon earth.
But the promises extend more widely than to just the nations of the Middle East. God’s purpose is something personal and vital to every one of us, of whatever nationality, if we wish to be part of the divine plan for the future. Jesus is the Saviour of men and women from every race, language and creed on earth – if they truly believe in him. “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). No-one will be excluded, who changes his life to be a follower of Jesus Christ. God’s plan is a worldwide plan of salvation: remember the promise that through Abraham “all families of the earth” will be blessed. That includes Gentiles and Jews. The Apostle Paul was a converted and baptized Jew and he wrote to baptized Gentiles:

“As many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ … And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:27-29)

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A Saudi Arabian think tank has outlined a plan to end Israel’s war on Gaza

Saudi Arabia outlines a plan to end Israel’s war in Gaza

Saudi Arabian think tank outlines a plan to end Israel’s war in Gaza

A Saudi Arabian think tank has outlined a plan to end Israel’s war on GazaYahya Sinwar (C), Palestinian leader of Hamas in Gaza Strip in Gaza City, Gaza on December 14, 2022 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

A Saudi Arabian think tank has outlined a plan to end Israel’s war on Gaza, by transferring the leadership of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas to the Algerian capital, Algiers.

According to a report by French newspaper Le Monde on Wednesday, a “confidential document” released by the Riyadh-based Gulf Research Center was drafted by its director Abdelaziz Al-Sagher following a meeting on 19 November in the Kingdom with Anne Grillo, head of the North Africa and Middle East Department at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The document is said to have made its way to the ministry, the report added.

Le Monde reports today on a Saudi plan that would see senior Hamas leaders exiled to #Algeria.

Algiers is staying silent for now, but is likely to accept a plan that would enable it to claim both a role in peacebuilding and a show of support for Palestinian resistance. https://t.co/XbqB8El8oT

— Andrew G. Farrand (@AndrewFarrand) December 20, 2023

Le Monde said that the choice of Algeria as a potential destination for exiled Hamas leaders was due to its “favorable relations with Qatar and Iran, identified as ‘the main supporters of the Hamas movement,’ and its perceived ‘security capacity’ to effectively ‘monitor the activities of these leaders.’”

The specific suggestion for the transfer of “the military and security leaders of Hamas” is believed to refer to commander of the movement’s armed wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, Mohammed Dief and the leader of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar.

Other aspects of the plan include the deployment of Arab peacekeeping forces to Gaza, under a UN mandate, and the creation of a “joint transition council,” bringing together the main parties in Gaza (including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad) who would be “responsible for managing the enclave for four years and organizing presidential and parliamentary elections.”

Last month, Algeria’s parliament voted unanimously in favour of authorising President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to go to war against the occupation state in solidarity with Palestine. It was reported by local media that all members of the Algerian People’s National Assembly (APN) voted in favour to allow Tebboune to express support for Gaza.


Israel at war with Hamas what will happen?

This war with Hamas has been foretold in the Bible and its result has also been foretold and it is leading to the time of the end when Christ will return.

It’s interesting that the very word ‘Hamas’ is a Hebrew Biblical word found in…

Psalm 83

1  Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. 2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult (Heb ESL 1993): and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. 5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

1993 הָמָה [hamah /haw·maw/] or hamas v. A primitive root [compare 1949]; TWOT 505; GK 2159; 34 occurrences; AV translates as “roar” eight times, “noise” six times, “disquieted” four times… Signifies: 1a (Qal). 1a1 to growl. 1a2 to murmur (fig. of a soul in prayer). 1a3 to roar. 1a4 to be in a stir, be in a commotion. 1a5 to be boisterous, be turbulent.

So very much like the modern day ‘Hamas’ terror group attacking Israel now.

Psalm 83 is a prophetic psalm that speaks of Israel’s enemies right up until Christ and the God’s Kingdom is established as it concludes with these words:

17 Let them be confounded and troubled forever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: 18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is YAHWEH, art the most high over all the earth.

This time can only refer to when God’s Kingdom and Glory is established on the Earth.

Joel 3

Interestingly Joel 3 which is about the lead up to Armageddon says that Saudi Arabia shall be on control of the Gaza and Southern Lebanon areas where these terrorists are.

” 4 “Now what have you against me, Tyre and Sidon (southern Lebanon = Hezbollah) and all you regions of Philistia? (Gaza = Hamas) Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done. For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples. m You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, that you might send them far from their homeland. “See, I am going to rouse them out of the places to which you sold them, and I will return on your own heads what you have done. I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, (Saudi Arabia, see below) a nation far away.” The Lord has spoken. Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack. 10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, “I am strong!” 11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble there. Bring down your warriors, Lord! 12 “Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side. 13 Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full and the vats overflow— so great is their wickedness!” 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. 15 The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine. 16 The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the heavens will tremble. But the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.”

שְׁבָא (compare Æth. ሰብእ፡ man), [Sheba],—(1) Sabœans, Sabœa, a nation and region of Arabia Felix, rich in frankincense, spices, gold and gems, 1 Ki. 10:1, seq.; Isai. 60:6; Jer. 6:20; Ezek. 27:22; Ps. 72:15; carrying on a celebrated traffic, Eze. loc. cit.; Ps. 72:10; Joel 4:8; Job 6:19; but Job 1:15, carrying on depredations in the neighbourhood of Ausitis. The genealogies in Genesis mention three men of this name—(a) the grandson of Cush, and son of Raamah, Gen. 10:7;—(b) a son of Joktan, Genesis 10:28 (which accords with the Arabic traditions);—(c) a grandson of Ketura, Gen. 25:3; and in two of the places (a, c), Shebah is coupled with Dedan his brother; this I would thus account for, by supposing that there were two Arabian tribes of this name, the one descended from Joktan in southern Arabia (letter b), the other dwelling by the northern desert of Arabia, near the Persian gulf and the mouth of the Euphrates (letters a, c, and Job loc. cit. [But a and c were of different ancestry]).

= Modern day Saudi Arabia

It is also, interesting that Israel have said that once they are removed Hamas they no longer want to be in control of this area.

Based on Bible Prophecy we expect to see Saudi Arabia take some part in stabilising this whereby a degree of Peace will exist with Israel and the Palestinians and those on her northern border as all the terrorist’s on Israel’s borders must be removed for Israel to dwell at peace with her neighbours.  Saudi Arabia and Egypt will all be key parties to this forming what is seen in the Bible as the emergence of the ‘King of the South’ see this article for more information.

KING OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH EMERGING

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Seven years on we need to finally stop blaming Brexit just look at the numbers

Seven years on Brexit looks positive from the numbers

Seven years on we need to finally stop blaming Brexit just look at the numbers

Seven years on we need to finally stop blaming Brexit just look at the numbersPublished: 07/12/2023  by Paul Ormerod

In this first of a series of updates on the impact of Brexit, Professor Paul Ormerod argues that Brexit is a convenient scapegoat for the UK’s economic woes, but if we dig into the data we’ll see a different story,

Two quite contradictory messages have been given about Brexit over the past few days or so. First, Makoto Uchida, the chief executive of Nissan, a company originally very critical about the UK’s exit from the EU, pronounced that the impact of Brexit on its UK operations is now negligible. He urged the country to be more optimistic about its prospects. A £2bn upgrade of the firm’s Sunderland plant was announced, confirming the UK as Nissan’s main operational base in Europe. Hot on the heels of Mr Uchida, Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission President, claimed that her generation of politicians had “goofed up” over Brexit.

One thing we know for certain is that the short-term forecasts put out by the Remain campaign during the referendum were shown to be spectacularly wrong. Following the vote in June 2016, by the end of that year the UK was meant to be in a deep recession and unemployment was going to rise by half a million. In fact, in the second half of 2016 GDP grew at a respectable annual rate of two per cent, and unemployment fell.

But how do we stand now, over seven years after the decision to leave?

The estimates of GDP published by the OECD in Paris tell a revealing story. Between the second quarter of 2016 and the most recent figure for the third quarter of this year, the British economy only grew by 9.1 per cent.

The figure, amounting to not much more than one per cent a year, is disappointing. This is why both Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer have placed the aim of raising the growth of both output and productivity centre stage in their policy objectives.

In Spain, however, growth over the same period was a bit less, at 8.3 per cent. In both France and Italy it was even lower, at 5.5 and 5.3 per cent respectively. Perhaps Germany, the poster country for many Remainers, can alter the story? But no. GDP there rose by just 6.2 per cent.

The manufacturing lobby makes a lot of noise, almost portraying Brexit as a catastrophe for the sector. The positive pronouncements of companies like Nissan do not seem to dampen the relish and enthusiasm with which this narrative is set out.

But it is Germany rather than the UK where manufacturing has performed really badly since Brexit. Again using OECD data, here in the UK output has grown by 7.6 per cent. True, lower than the economy as a whole. But in Germany, manufacturing output is actually six per cent lower than it was in the first half of 2016.


BREXIT was the greatest change to UK politics ever, and Britain has left the EU as determined by Bible Prophecy over 2,500 years ago.  This article is interesting as despite all the nays complaining about things in Britain, the data shows a different and more positive story.

What’s more, Bible Students fully expect to see the UK and the USA come close together with the UK leading the Commonwealth Nations as the KING OF THE SOUTH against the EU and RUSSIA. We will see this develop following BREXIT. Bible Prophecy is very clear on the fact that Britain will be a major global politically leader at the time with Russia and the EU invade the Middle East.  Britain will assume this role following BREXIT along with the Commonwealth Countries (and America who is also of British origin) make up the King of the South (along with Israel, Eqypt and the Gulf Arab Nations) 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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Israel says Hamas wont rule Gaza So who will?

Israel says Hamas wont rule Gaza So who will?

Israel says Hamas wont rule Gaza So who will?

NOVEMBER 6, 20235:31 AM ET

HEARD ON MORNING EDITION  –  Greg Myre

Who will rule GazaPalestinians look for survivors of an Israeli bombardment in the Maghazi refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

TEL AVIV — As Israel presses its military operation in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will never again let Hamas rule the territory.

But here’s the problem for Israel: Right now, no one else wants to rule the Gaza Strip.

Israel’s immediate goal of removing Hamas is a major military challenge that’s likely to take two to six months, according to Yaakov Amidror, a former general and national security advisor in Israel.

“We will not allow an organization to be on the other side of the of the fence with capabilities to attack the civilians and to launch rockets into Israel,” said Amidror, who is now a military analyst at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security.

Israel launched its ground operation on Oct. 27, and troops have swiftly taken over much of northern Gaza, and encircled Gaza City, the largest urban center.

But taking full control of the territory may be the easy part. The more daunting challenge could be finding a replacement who’s willing and able to run Gaza.


This is a good question and one the Bible does provide an answer for in Joel 3:4-8

“Now what have you against me, Tyre and Sidon (southern Lebanon = Hezbollah) and all you regions of Philistia? (Gaza = Hamas) Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done. For you took my silver and my gold and carried off my finest treasures to your temples. m You sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, that you might send them far from their homeland.

“See, I am going to rouse them out of the places to which you sold them, and I will return on your own heads what you have done. I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the *Sabeans, (Saudi Arabia, see below) a nation far away.” The Lord has spoken.

Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.

10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears.8 Let the weakling say, “I am strong!”

11 Come quickly, all you nations from every side, and assemble there. Bring down your warriors, Lord!

12 “Let the nations be roused; let them advance into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, for there I will sit to judge all the nations on every side.

13 Swing the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, trample the grapes, for the winepress is full and the vats overflow— so great is their wickedness!”

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.

16 The Lord will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the heavens will tremble. But the Lord will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel.

*שְׁבָא (compare Æth. ሰብእ፡ man), [Sheba],—(1) Sabœans, Sabœa, a nation and region of Arabia Felix, rich in frankincense, spices, gold and gems, 1 Ki. 10:1, seq.; Isai. 60:6; Jer. 6:20; Ezek. 27:22; Ps. 72:15; carrying on a celebrated traffic, Eze. loc. cit.; Ps. 72:10; Joel 4:8; Job 6:19; but Job 1:15, carrying on depredations in the neighbourhood of Ausitis. The genealogies in Genesis mention three men of this name—(a) the grandson of Cush, and son of Raamah, Gen. 10:7;—(b) a son of Joktan, Genesis 10:28 (which accords with the Arabic traditions);—(c) a grandson of Ketura, Gen. 25:3; and in two of the places (a, c), Shebah is coupled with Dedan his brother; this I would thus account for, by supposing that there were two Arabian tribes of this name, the one descended from Joktan in southern Arabia (letter b), the other dwelling by the northern desert of Arabia, near the Persian gulf and the mouth of the Euphrates (letters a, c, and Job loc. cit. [But a and c were of different ancestry]).

= Modern day Saudi Arabia

GOD’S KINGDOME WILL BE ON THIS EARTH

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