Originally published last month by Joel Rosenberg…
PUTIN ARRIVES IN ISRAEL: Why is he there?
Also: New Egyptian president says “jihad is our path.”
Joel C. Rosenberg
Putin refused to come to the U.S. last month for the G-8 summit, yet he decided to visit Israel. Remarkably, Putin is the only Russian leader in history to visit the Jewish state. He first visited seven years ago. His second visit comes at a time when Russia’s alliance with Iran, Syria and other Islamic countries is both troubling and growing. Russia is selling billions of dollars worth of arms to Islamic countries, is sending naval forces at the moment to Syria, and has sold billions of dollars worth of nuclear technology to Iran. Yet at the moment Putin seems determined to show a friendly face to the Israelis. On Tuesday, I hope to post analysis and some insights both into why Putin might have chosen to visit Israel again, and how it all might relate to the prophecies of Ezekiel 38-39 concerning the prophetic “last days” alliance between Russia and Iran against Israel. But for now, here’s a quick snapshot of what’s happening on the Putin visit….[see the rest of this column on the blog]
WHO IS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF EGYPT? — He’s an absolute disaster, an Islamic Radical who poses a grave threat to Israel, the U.S. and to the people of Egypt, especially the Christians of which there are about 2.5 million in Egypt. Here’s what Mohamed Morsy said at a speech at Cairo University in May: “The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal.” According to a Russian news service, Morsy also said, “Today we can establish Sharia law because our nation will acquire well-being only with Islam and Sharia. The Muslim Brothers and the Freedom and Justice Party will be the conductors of these goals.” Those quotes ought to provide insight into just how dangerous Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood really are. Yet today, President Obama called Morsy and congratulated him on his victory.
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