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Chaos In and Around Israel

For those who doubt this is a spiritual war, that's been going on for millenia, see Genesis 16:9-12 "The angel of the Lord said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit to her authority" Then he added, "I will give you more descendants than you can count." And the angel also said, "You are now pregnant and will give birth to a son. You are to name him Ismael (which means God hears') for the Lord has heard your cry of ditress. Thnis son of hyours will be a WILD MAN, AS UNTAMED AS A WILD DONKEY! hE WILL RAISE HIS FIST AGAINST EVERYONE AND EVERYONE WILL BE AGAINST HIM. YES, HE WILL LIVE IN OPEN HOSTILITYAGAINST ALL HIS RELATIVES." (emp mine) Isamael is the forefather of the muslims and Isaac the forefather of the Jews and through
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 5:01 PM
him came our LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. We can't deny any of this if we believe what the Bible tells us.
George257 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 5:17 PM
Tea Party, how do you explain that only two generations after the events you describe, Joseph was sold as a slave to a group of itinerant Ishmaelites? The context in Genesis implies that these are only one band of a more numerous people. But Joseph was the grandson of Ishmael's brother; there was not time for Ishmael's descendants to have grown in numbers to that extent. The names Ishmaelite, Israelite, etc, cannot literally mean that those people are all descended from the person for whom they were named.

Much later, in the Book of Numbers, the numbers of Hebrews listed seems to come into the millions. And yet they were in Egypt only a few generations. Even if Joseph and his 11 brothers each had many wives, and many many children, and
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 5:19 PM
New LIving Translation. The muzzies are proving these Bible verses daily.
George257 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 5:19 PM
every baby lived to adulthood, it is difficult to believe that these numbers are possible. It is more likely that the tribes so named had a fictitious founder attributed to them many centuries later, to retrospectively explain their name.

And the Arabs wholeheartedly adopted the myth of descent from Ishmael, because it made them a part of God's Covenant.

The situation in and around Israel is getting worse by the minute as Hamas continues to fire rockets into the Jewish State with some hitting the city of Tel Aviv. As of yesterday, 274 rockets were launched into Israel, putting Israeli forces into a mode of all out war.

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From Stratfor:

Two projectiles, which Stratfor believes to be Fajr-5 rockets due to their range, landed near Tel Aviv -- one just south of the...