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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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  1. The Bible is God's word and the only message from him. It is without error, except for copying and translation errors.
  2. There is only one God - the Father. The Holy Spirit is God's power.
  3. Jesus is the Son of God, and a human being, through his mother Mary.
  4. Man is mortal, having no existence when dead.
  5. By living a sinless life, ending with his sacrificial death by crucifixion, Jesus has opened the way of salvation from death.
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  7. God raised Jesus from death. Jesus is currently in Heaven, on God's right hand. He will one day return.
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  9. His followers will help him to rule, bringing justice, righteousness and peace to the whole world - the Kingdom of God.

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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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The Dinosaur Problem

T Rex Tissue Stumps Evolutionists

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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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.

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

 
 
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UK Provokes Familiar EU Divides on Russia

UK vs EU on RussiaIs this a test of a Brexiting London’s ability to rally international support?

FT Michael Peel and Mehreen Khan in Brussels MARCH 15, 2018 16

The UK government has unequivocally blamed Russia for the deadly nerve agent attack on British soil that has left a spy and his daughter critically ill. But the more ambivalent reactions from Brussels and European capitals have flagged this crisis as an early test of a Brexiting London’s ability to rally international support.

Nato, the German government and Donald Tusk, European Council president, all cited Moscow’s alleged role in their early statements. By contrast, President Emmanuel Macron’s French administration and Federica Mogherini, the EU’s top diplomat, both condemned the attack — but didn’t echo the concerns about Russia.

The sanctions against Russia unveiled by UK prime minister Theresa May on Wednesday put the focus still more intensely on what supportive moves London’s traditional allies might make. The attack is due to be discussed at a foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Monday.

Mr Tusk has also invited Mrs May to put the incident on the agenda for the EU leaders’ summit later in the week. The early European reactions underscore some old divisions over how to deal with Russia. The bloc imposed a range of sanctions on Moscow over its 2014 annexation of Crimea, but some states, institutions and personalities would prefer a less confrontational approach. It is hard to see a unified flourish of tough new EU measures against Moscow next week.

The big counterfactual question is whether the atmosphere would be much different if Brexit wasn’t happening. At the very least, the UK’s rupture with Brussels provides one more reason for EU governments already nervous about confronting Russia to hold back. Britain is also in the tricky position of having to call in goodwill that has been in short supply during the often bad-tempered 12 months since Mrs May triggered the EU withdrawal process.

The first stage of London’s pitch in the European capital next week will be made by the combative Boris Johnson, foreign secretary and highest-profile Brexiter of all. Solidarity with Britain is not dead — and nor is a sense of shared European self-interests that transcend other arguments. But this macabre spy story has already begun to shine an uncomfortable light on the future relationship between the EU and its departing member state.

The writer of this article is right, what we are seeing here is indeed a growing divide between the EU and the UK and America over Russia.  Bible Prophecy teaches that the European Union will become more and more influenced by Russia, Iran is an ally of Russia. Together they will become what the Bible terms as the King of the North and they will increasingly fail to support Britain and Amercia in their efforts to keep Russia in check.  So we can expect to see a GROWING DIVIDE between the U.S.A and the European Union.  

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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EU throws huge STROP at UK US special relationship which may EXCLUDE Britain from tariffs

THE European Commission said the EU - including Britain - must be "treated as a block" after Donald Trump hinted he could exempt Britain from his controversial steel and aluminium tariffs.

By JOE BARNES  PUBLISHED:  18:16, Fri, Mar 9, 2018

EU vs UK and USAEuropean Commissioner Jyrki Katainen said the EU won’t tolerate being “split into groups” after the US President sparked a possible trade war yesterday with his announcement to impose a 25 percent levy on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminium.

But he suggested allies who pay their "bills", for example those who meet Nato's defence spending guideline of 2 percent GDP, could be excluded from the tariffs.

And UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox suggested Britain could be exempt due to the two nations’ joint work on security and military trade.

Mr Katainen, the Commission’s vice-president for jobs, growth, investment and competitiveness, was sent before the Brussels press pack to field questions about the steel tariffs.

He said: “We cannot accept that the EU is divided into different categories.”

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EU angered at reports of a British exclusion from Trump steel tariffs

We cannot accept that the EU is divided into different categories

Jyrki Katainen

He said the EU must be “treated as a block” and can’t be “split into groups” over issues such as trade.

The entire bloc's membership is "bound to the same set of rules when it comes to trade", the Commissioner added.

He said: “If we are told steel and aluminium industry is a national threat, we have to face it as a bloc.

“We would know is there were state subsidies in our industry, and this is not the case.

“We don’t want to see the division between the member states or their companies on this issue.”

The Finnish politician said EU companies “should get an exclusion” but the bloc is prepared if it needs to implement “rebalancing measures”.

He even hinted Brussels is ready to take Donald Trump and the USA to the World Trade Organisation’s court to resolve the matter.

As tensions between Brussels and Washington soared, the European Commission announced it will raise import duties on US bourbon, peanut butter, cranberries and orange juice if Mr Trump proceeded with the steel tariffs.

Liam Fox told a BBC Question Time audience he will negotiate with the EU to secure Britain an exemption from the steel tariffs.

The International Trade Secretary said the tariffs were “absurd” but was confident the UK could successfully be excluded because of its close security ties with Washington.

Dr Fox said: “We produce very high-value steel, some of which can’t be sourced in the United States — and so these tariffs will simply push up the price of steel there.

"We also make steel for the American military program, so it’s doubly absurd. This is the wrong way to go about it.”

Bible Prophecy teaches that the European Union will become more and more divided away from Britain and the USA and influenced by Russia. They will oppose each other in Geopolitical Stances 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.  So we can expect to see a GROWING DIVIDE between the U.S.A and the European Union.  

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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Don’t mess with EU! Merkel warns Trump over tariffs as TRADE WAR threatens to EXPLODE

GERMANY and France will bring forward plans to introduce a common corporation tax system in response to tax cuts announced by the Trump administration, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

PUBLISHED:16:35, Sat, Mar 3, 2018

Trump vs MerkelThe announcement comes amid unprecedented tensions between the U.S. under President Donald Trump and its long-standing European allies over Washington's planned introduction of steel tariffs that Europe fears will distort global trade.

"We have decided, with more emphasis than in the past, to push on with the 'Common Corporation Tax with France' project," Merkel said in her regular weekend video podcast when asked how Germany's relative competitiveness could be maintained.

"That means when we decide on a joint corporation tax assessment basis for France and Germany, we will also consider the realities that are unfolding in America," she added in response to questions by a business studies student.

At the end of last year, the Trump administration floated a tax plan that envisaged slashing the corporation tax from 35 percent - "very high", according to Merkel - to 21 percent, prompting protests from European finance ministers.

The Europeans fear that international tax competition will increase because of the U.S. moves. So EU members, especially Germany and France, see the need for more tax policy cooperation among themselves to make their markets more competitive.

Mr Trump said on Thursday that a plan for tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum products would be formally announced next week.

"When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win," Trump said on Twitter on Friday.

But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told German television in response: ”We will put tariffs on Harley-Davidson, on bourbon and on blue jeans - Levi’s.”

The fallout follows the revelation Mrs Merkel had not spoken to the US leader for over five months until the pair had a phone conversation regarding Syria last week.

That gap, described by diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic as shockingly long, underscores the challenge Merkel faces if she succeeds in forming a coalition government later this month and, as German officials suggest, tries to reset the relationship with Trump.

A strong believer in close transatlantic ties, Merkel was the go-to leader in Europe for both Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush when Washington and Berlin were navigating the global financial crisis, Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and Iran's nuclear programme.

But her relationship with Trump got off to a frosty start and has never recovered.

Bible Prophecy teaches that the European Union will become more and more influenced by Russia, Iran is an ally of Russia. Together they will become what the Bible terms as the King of the North and they will increasingly fail to support Britain and Amercia in their efforts to keep Russia in check.  So we can expect to see a GROWING DIVIDE between the U.S.A and the European Union.  

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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Israel and Saudi Arabia New Odd Couple of Middle East Peace

There's nothing like a common enemy to give long-standing adversaries good reasons to rethink the past and their potential futures in cooperation. 

By Madyson H. Posey | Published: 21 Feb 2018 at 11:13 AM

Israel and Saudi Odd couple in Peace

One of former President Barack Obama’s only achievements in his disastrous Middle East policy was to align two rivals together against a common threat. His love affair with Iran left Israel and other allies in the Arab world feeling undermined by the United States. Obama’s nonchalance toward the Iranian threat actually forced countries that had never gotten along to work together.

A great example of this is the informal budding relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia — two important American allies. Saudi Arabia and Israel have never had diplomatic relations and for years have stood at odds with one another. Now, an emboldened Iran is the common enemy uniting them.

Iranian aggression is threatening the stability and security of the Middle East. Both Saudi Arabia and Israel have experienced this aggression in unique ways. In Yemen, Iran has backed Houthi rebels against the government. This has exacerbated a civil war with devastating effects on the civilian population. The Houthis also have Saudi Arabia in their sights, even firing Iranian-supplied missiles at the capital city Riyadh.

For years, Iran has backed terrorists groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah, which have worsened conflicts with Israel. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas regularly carries out attacks on Israel by using Iranian-funded weaponry. In Lebanon, Hezbollah broadcasts pro-Iranian propaganda, covertly builds underground bunkers under civilian houses, and has amassed an arsenal of rockets and missiles for its next war with Israel.

As a result, two long-standing historical enemies staged a rapprochement in the face of the Iranian threat. Iran is simultaneously a unifying threat. Israel and Saudi Arabia have reportedly shared intelligence, especially about Iran, for several years. Recently, the two are making their cooperation more public.

There has been informal engagement between officials of both countries, too. In 2015, a retired major general from the Saudi armed forces and a former Israeli ambassador shared the stage at the Council on Foreign Relations. The men acknowledged their countries’ relationships with the U.S. and expressed hope that this event would spark further discussion about their mutual problems.

Within the last year, both nations have made small steps toward a positive relationship. In May 2017, President Trump made history when he flew from Riyadh to Tel Aviv — reportedly the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

In November 2017, two former intelligence officials, one from Saudi Arabia and the other from Israel, sat on a panel together to discuss their respective countries’ mutual interests. That same month, during an unprecedented interview with a Saudi news organization, the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Force said that Israel is willing to exchange intelligence about Iran with Saudi Arabia.

One week after the interview, two Saudi officials visited a synagogue in Paris — a move that would have never happened without Riyadh’s approval.

Most recently, Saudi Arabia undid a 70-year ban that prevented flights bound for Israel from using Saudi airspace. The Kingdom announced that Air India would be able to fly directly to Tel Aviv across Saudi Arabia, making the route for Asia travelers more convenient.

Whether Saudi Arabia will allow Israeli airlines eventually to fly through Saudi airspace remains unknown. But the answer could potentially say something about the direction of their relationship.

The significance of this growing relationship cannot be understated. Saudi Arabia is home to two of the holiest sites in Islam. Sunni nations in particular look to them as the leader of the Muslim world.

Time will tell whether the relationship grows or simply fades into what could have been.

At the same time, many of these nations, including Saudi Arabia, have not recognized Israel’s right to exist. Saudi Arabia’s public cooperation with Israel could inflame both the religious establishment in the region and the so-called Arab Street. The Saudi Arabian government’s willingness to risk its credibility with its people speaks volumes to how dangerous Iran is.

Despite the collaboration between the two countries, we shouldn’t be overly optimistic. The animosity between Israel and Saudi Arabia is rooted in strong historical and religious conflict, and that won’t disappear overnight.

Time will tell whether the relationship grows or simply fades into what could have been. Nevertheless, these recent events are promising.

Madyson Hutchinson Posey is a researcher in foreign policy and national security at The Heritage Foundation.

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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Israeli gas company announces $15B export deal with Egypt

By Josef Federman Associated Press Published: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

Israel Egypt Gas DealJERUSALEM – An Israeli energy company on Monday announced a $15 billion deal to supply natural gas to Egypt, in the largest export agreement to date for Israel’s nascent natural gas industry.

Delek Drilling and its U.S. partner, Noble Energy, signed a deal to sell a total of 64 billion cubic meters of gas over a 10-year period to Egyptian company Dolphinus Holdings.

Yossi Abu, chief executive of Delek Drilling, called the deal “great news” for both countries.

He said he expects most of the gas to be used for Egypt’s domestic market, but predicted it could pave the way for wider cooperation and help turn Egypt into an export hub for Israeli gas.

“I think that the main thing is that Egypt is becoming the real gas hub of the region,” he said.

Gary Willingham, Noble Energy’s executive vice president of operations, said “these agreements continue to demonstrate the strength of the regional market for our natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean,”

Egypt was the first Arab country to make peace with Israel, in 1979, but past economic agreements have been controversial in Egypt, where support for the Palestinians runs high. There was no immediate comment from Egyptian officials.

The gas will be delivered from Israel’s Tamar gas field, which is already operational, and the larger “Leviathan” field, which is set to go online in late 2019. The gas is expected to begin flowing late next year.

Several routes for shipping the gas are under consideration, with an existing pipeline between Jordan and Egypt a strong contender, Abu said. Israel already delivers gas to Jordan.

Israel has been developing natural gas fields off its Mediterranean coast for the past decade. In 2016, Delek and Noble signed Israel’s first export agreement, reaching a $10 billion, 15-year deal to provide 45 billion cubic meters of gas to Jordan.

The gas deals reflect Israel’s shared strategic interests with Jordan and Egypt, both of which are important U.S. allies.

Israel maintains quiet security ties with both countries, particularly Egypt, which is battling an Islamic militant insurgency in its Sinai desert, near the Israeli border.

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz called the deal a “very important milestone.”

“It is the first time since the signing of the peace agreements with Egypt and Jordan that there are big, significant, serious export deals between Israel and the Arab world,” he told Army Radio.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed what he called “the historic agreement,” saying it would provide billions of dollars to state coffers as well.

Netanyahu said the deal validated his government’s controversial 2016 agreement with the Delek consortium to develop Israel’s gas fields. Critics, including opposition lawmakers, complained it was skewed in favor of the companies.

“This is a joyous day,” he said.

This is another remarkable Alliance in the Middle East that seems to be having an affect on moderating views and who know's it but even help with the search for 'Peace'.  From other news we have seen about a remarkable New Alliance emerging in the Middle East between Egypt, Israel and the Souther Arab Gulf States this is all pointing to Bible Students expectation that Egypt along with the southern Arab Nations will support Israel in the latter days making up the King of the South based on Bible Prophecy. 

So again we can see that there are a number of movements underway with the aim of trying to bring 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

 
 
 
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