American detained in the Russian CompoundWritten by David Ben-Ariel
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The Temple Mount Faithful paid for all my legal expenses, recognizing whole ordeal was politico-religious persecution against all of us, yet Leftists targeted little ol' me!
Is it a crime to have an abiding love for Israel? To believe what's written in Law and Prophets concerning Temple and our responsibility to construct it? To mourn that it hasn't been done yet? As Jerusalem Talmud states: "every generation in which Temple has not been built is as if Temple were destroyed in it...." Isn't Israel's state emblem a gold menorah in between two gold olive branches?
Must I remain in exile, banished from Land I love, because my hope, prayer, and dream is for Israel to fulfill what that symbol represents: Temple and Israel's destiny to become a Light to all nations?
David Ben-Ariel, an American author who has travelled widely and who has lived throughout Israel, shares a special focus on the Middle East and great interest in Jerusalem, reflected in hard-hitting articles that help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out www.benariel.com
Global/Israeli Corruption!Written by Maureen Metcalf
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Yup!! The Palestinian terrorists have certainly reformed! They have cut back on number of terror attacks, not stopped them, so we are told, and we are to congratulate them! I guess showering rockets at Israeli communities constitutes a cease-fire. Apparently so does blinding a soldier, etc, etc. Palestinian officials won't even promise disarmament as long as Jews occupy "any Land in Palestine!" Translation? Disarmament of Jews and terror by Palestinians are legitimate in opinion of Palestinians, and their hand-shakes, smiles, and agreements mean they intend to make sure such continues, while hoodwinking Israel and West! Their strategy is obviously working! They are being funded, and armed, while they continue to terrorize! I guess a cease-fire takes various forms, at least when dealing with 'peaceful' Palestinians! Has Condoleeza Rice been given blinders to don, and earplugs to wear, while on her current foray through Middle East? We cannot let her know that on very day she is conducting peaceful negotiations, terrorists are making a public display of their expertise! The Withdrawal charade must be brought to an abrupt halt! And, Ariel Sharon's covert buddies have provided scenario to do so. I trust there is a loud public outcry demanding an investigation into allegations that Withdrawal Plan was hatched to divert attention away from Greek Island Scandal, in order to save Sharon's skin! Both those for, and those against Withdrawal, ought to be demanding a formal non-partisan inquiery commission be struck, and all plans put on hold until truth is made public. Ariel Sharon, and all who may be viewed to have had a part, ought to step down while this investigation takes place, in order to preserve integrity in Israel's government. Because, no Israeli, no matter who they are, or where they live, should be used as a pawn in any game of corruption!
Maureen Metcalf is author of "The Final Schedule Revealed: In the Fall Feasts and Festivals" http://teshuvatrumpet.org