Thursday, March 31, 2016

Congrats Laurie, Thanks for Standing & Fighting Back!


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LAURIE CARDOZA-MOORE, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF PJTN RECOGNIZED IN ALGEMEINER'S 100 PEOPLE POSITIVELY INFLUENCING JEWISH LIFE IN 2015  
OTHER WINNERS INCLUDED: PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU, RUPERT MURDOCH, SHELDON ADELSON, ELIE WIESEL AND ALAN DERSHOWITZ

New York, New York - (March 30, 2016) Laurie Cardoza-Moore, President and Founder of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) was awarded as one of the Algemeiner's "100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life in 2015" at the organization's annual gala dinner in New York on March 28th, 2016 (algemeiner2015list). Cardoza-Moore was recognized in the Activism and Innovation category, for her tireless nationwide campaign against BDS and global anti-Semitism, in addition to her humanitarian work on behalf of minorities and women as a Special Envoy to the United Nations. Cardoza-Moore was proudly listed alongside Prime Minister Netanyahu, Rupert Murdoch, Elie Wiesel, Marvin Heir, Natan Sharansky, Bernard Lewis, Rush Limbaugh, and Sheldon Adelson among others. 
 
Laurie Cardoza-Moore stated "I am humbled and honored to receive recognition from my Jewish colleagues on The Algemeiner's editorial team of scholars and experts.  Our global mission to educate Christians about their biblical responsibility to stand with our Jewish brethren and Israel could not be possible without my devoted team of Jewish and Christian Board members and donors, my staff and my Emmy Award winning husband, Stan Moore.  Over the last 11 years, PJTN has produced award winning documentaries and programs and distributed them through our global Christian media partners at the National Religious Broadcaster's Convention.  This partnership has enabled PJTN to air our media in over 200 nations, reaching over 950 million viewers globally.  G-d willing, we will reach millions more in the coming years."  
 
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Kristallnacht Two? The Abuse of the American Jew

"A massive, coordinated attack on Jews throughout the German Reich on the night of November 9, 1938, into the next day, has come to be known as Kristallnacht or The Night of Broken Glass."

Since joining with my Jewish brethren, and Israel in understanding "HOW" the Scriptures are sharing the past, present, and future of Israel I have come to understand better, "Repeating Patterns" and the cyclical nature found in Hebrew thought. Equally important is how the scriptures are connected to what GOD is doing with and through Israel for the benefit of all of mankind; with this in mind my reality is quite amazing. I get to watch with baited breath, the restoration of the Kingdom of Israel as the days proceed. I get to watch what God is doing towards this end.

I also get to witness the hellish persecution of the Jewish people on a global scale as men or the kingdoms of men rebel against the nature of God and his purposes. This too is a cyclical pattern. I have written several times a relative comparison between the United States of America and Germany insofar as both were/are considered preeminent "Christian Nations"

The ability of Germany to mechanism a war machine capable of projecting itself throughout Europe with stunning speed was for the Jewish people and millions of lives a tragedy still reverberating in the soul of mankind. The church largely did nothing as a preeminent Protestant/Catholic religion (and you all know how I feel about religion!)

"The vast majority of Germans still identified as Christians (according to the 1933 census, 52 per cent Protestant and 33 per cent Catholic)"

Our current generation of youth for the most part is clueless of this history.

Germany was defeated, the British empire brought to it's knees and much of Europe decimated. Ultimately, Germany was divided, nearly 20 million Russians (who committed pogrom after pogrom against anything Jewish as often as breakfast is served at a Denny's restaurants it would seem) suffered horrendous death as World War II came to an end.
America became a "Super Power" under the Throne of Heaven [Under not above] Rome was divided too...(and so was Ancient Israel)


I have been watching for nearly 20 years a steady antisemitic attitude growing against the Jewish community within America. Many of the college campuses across the spectrum have no concept whatsoever about "Loving your neighbor" or " Do unto others as you would want done to you!" Surprising me the most is the American Black who benefited tremendously during the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr as a direct result of much of the Jewish community's (Not all to be sure) support during the struggle for civil rights. To have the 1st Black President of America show steady disdain for Israel nearing 8 years and running is a stunning turnabout, perhaps even the pinnacle of change!

America is socially divided, becoming more and more economically divided (with the financial onslaught against the so called middle class in full swing.) The church as a whole is muted, dare I say duct taped shut with no voice at all and racial division under Barrack Obama stoked like a fire being started. Many in the church world still exclaim (with conviction of the heart) the 2000 year old lie, "The Jews killed Jesus!" Trust me on this, I hear this probably five or six times in a month. We are watching similar lies watered on the college campus' All having to do with deligitimizing Jews...

Golly, gee, wiz, Beav, that's what Hitler did too!

Anyway, I have written all of the above as a prelude to the following video that I saw for the first time this morning on Facebook. Those of you who have returned the Bible to Israel will probably get this. Those of you who are clueless won't read this!


If you don't think America is headed for a judgement due to its treatment of the Jewish population, the immorality and the decadence that was similar to the very thing that brought Hitler to power it is most likely because you are a college student welcoming Islam into your society!

GERMANY WELCOMED THE THIRD REICH

FOR THE COLLEGE STUDENT: "Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are common English names for the period of history in Germany from 1933 to 1945, when it was a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party"

Like I said above, I am watching what God is doing with and through Israel.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

It's time for the church to give the scriptures back to Israel

I really, truly believe that Yahweh is (not attempting to) calling the Christian world back to TORAH. I believe that everything that God (not what we have done) has poured into the Christian world is based on what he poured into Israel. I speak against the fact that Christianity due to a horrific lie (The Jews killed Jesus) separated from being grafted into the common wealth of Israel. It is an interesting thing to watch Christians returning to TORAH.....

The Messianic, Hebrew Roots, Torah based titles that we have given one another, and the subsequent infighting that is nonstop when religion is used to qualify the hand of God simply underscores what is actually happening..........
I loved hearing the following clip by Bill Cloud for one main reason: God kept alive through, the Church his life as a man, his death as an offering (of renewal) and his resurrection as a sign of restoration! It truly will be a marvelous thing when the two "witnesses" see Mochiach face to face.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61uNzlIGwzw


Pastor Mark Biltz, (my pastor) often says, "It's time for the church to give the scriptures back to Israel!"
I agree.

I support the work of PJTN, We Must Fight BDS

Dear Jeff Morton, 

Across the United States this week, the BDS movement is celebrating Israel Apartheid week. 
These anti-Semitic activists, masquerading as human rights protectors, are spreading lies and hatred about Israel all over the country - targeting people who have little or no knowledge of the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and influencing America's young future leaders.
 

Join us to stand in solidarity with Israel. By distributing our docutainment that reveals the truth about BDS, together we can make this happen! 

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Catholic and Christian (is what we did)

Factoids: 
We must return to what GOD poured into....ISRAEL!

Once we accept the following it becomes and easier thing to understand why God created, Physical, Spiritual, and Prophetic, Israel..........

The Christian church was not given God's calendar
The Christian church was not given God's alphabet
The Christian church was not led through the Reid Sea
The Christian church was not led into the Promised Land
The Christian church did not have Jewish kings, Jewish prophets and a Jewish Savior,
The Christian Church did not witness the birth of Messiah (from the tribe of Judah.)
The Christian church did not witness the resurrection of a Jew named Yeshua
The Christian church did not write any of the gospels or any other book in the Bible
The Christian church was not part of the presence of GOD falling on the tabernacle with Moses, or the 1st or 2nd Temple of Israel
The Christian church was not given the Festivals of the LORD, the Commandments, the Ark of the Covenant, The Temple of the LORD nor the promises explained within the covenants or the everlasting covenants made with Israel!
The Christian church was not born again in 1948
The Christian church is not where the LORD is returning to
The Christian church will not house the Throne of David.

What exactly is "Replacement Theology" again?

Zechariah 8:23 Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’”

We have to pay attention to what God is doing, not what we have done to what he is doing!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

CHRISTIANS PUMMELED BY 'SPIRIT OF ESAU' (Source WND)

Before you read this article, I know Bill Cloud and have known him for nearly 10 years. I have interviewed Bill, enjoyed a four hour breakfast with him and consider him a true friend. I watch America caught in the struggle of having two opinions......Namely, "Is GOD still here?" or 
"Who has time for that god stuff?" I have said numerous times, the voice of the church is duck taped shut! We rarely consider our nation's attitude(s) in the throws of a specific, prophetic reality coming to pass........Meanwhile GOD keeps asking us to return to his word while the reality of TORAH is spreading throughout Christianity......GOD is still here!
Jeff


WND EXCLUSIVE
CHRISTIANS PUMMELED BY 'SPIRIT OF ESAU'

Author says entitlement culture fulfillment of biblical prophecyPublished: 6 days ago
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/03/christians-pummeled-by-spirit-of-esau/#czoKiGydyugRXK5i.99


A stunning verdict on America has been declared: The nation has rejected its Judeo-Christian roots and is given over to a spirit of sin and rebellion. Millions of Americans sense the change and rightly fear for the future of their country. But few recognize that what is happening is the fulfillment of biblical prophecy in our own time.

That startling conclusion is one the American people desperately need to understand, according to noted Bible teacher and author Bill Cloud.

In a recent interview with radio talk-show host Carl Gallups, the Christian author discussed his new book, “Esau Rising: Ancient Adversaries and the War for America’s Soul.”

Cloud outlined the story of Esau and Jacob, the grandsons of Abraham and the sons of Isaac and his wife, Rebecca. He said Esau and Jacob represent two different attitudes people can take toward life, two different kinds of people who will always be in conflict.

“When Rebecca finally became pregnant, the Bible says that she was disturbed because she realized that there was a struggle within her womb,” Cloud explained. “And she was told by God that she has two nations growing within her womb and to paraphrase, that these two would always be warring with one another to see who would have the dominance. The prophecy that she was given is that the older one, who turns out to be Esau, is going to serve the younger one, who turns out to be Jacob who eventually becomes Israel.”

Esau eventually sells his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of soup. Cloud argues the story of Esau’s choice contains a larger lesson for contemporary Christians.

“There’s a lot more to Esau than what meets the eye,” said Cloud. “In other words, his natural characteristics that are described for us are also descriptive of his spiritual attitudes. And most of those are carnal, earthly. He’s profane, he’s lawless and all these things.

“What Esau represents is that mindset, that lifestyle that would be willing to give away things that are sacred, in this case the birthright. Things that are holy. Things that are of eternal value. And he does it for something that is as common as a bowl of soup. What we try to do is establish the fact that what happened long ago is a pattern for what’s happening right now.”

Cloud argued Americans are following Esau’s pattern of behavior by turning away from traditional morality and the fear of God. Instead, they are giving in to carnality, pursuing materialism and trading away their liberty and their values to fulfill immediate desires.

“In an American context, we now live in a day and time where there are people who are willing to trade away their birthright, or, if you will, our national heritage,” argued Cloud. “And by that I mean that heritage that acknowledges the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We’re willing to give it away for free health care, or free education, or whatever the whim is that we’re desiring at that time. We’ve got people who now say, ‘We don’t care what our fathers lived for, fought for, died for, we want what we want and we want it now.'”

However, Cloud warns there is a prophecy that Esau will eventually gain his revenge for losing the birthright. Esau is told he will eventually have the opportunity to break the yoke upon his neck and will no longer have to serve his brother Jacob. And this prophecy has major ramifications for contemporary Christians, according to Cloud.

“The inference would be then that Esau will have an opportunity to put a yoke on Jacob’s neck, or, to put it this way, upon the neck of God’s people,” said Cloud. “When we look at what’s happening now, with bakers losing their livelihoods because they took a stand against same-sex marriage … it seems like there is a yoke being placed upon the neck of God’s people and I suggest strongly in the book it’s because the spirit of Esau is rising up.”

Cloud believes the rise of Esau’s spirit in modern America was preordained.

“What we see and what demonstrate in the book is that what was happening long ago is happening now,” he explained. “And by the way, that’s a biblical concept. If you want to understand what’s happening today you need to understand what has already been. What happened long ago is happening right before us, and this spirit of Esau is rising all over the world and especially, it seems, in America.”

The war for America’s soul has begun. Don’t miss “Esau Rising” in the WND Superstore.

Cloud said the “yoke” being put upon Christians constitutes a form of persecution. He noted the irony that those who so frequently speak of the need to “co-exist” are usually the ones to lead campaigns against Christians.

Gallups enthusiastically agreed with Cloud’s dire outlook and said repentance is sorely needed.

“The spirit of deceit sweeps our land, and truth is being thrown to the ground,” Gallups stated in an interview with WND. “Violence, anger, division and rebellion are descending upon us and smothering out freedom, unity and benevolence. If America doesn’t repent soon, beginning in its pulpits and pews – and moving to the halls of its government – we will be destroyed. America is at a crossroads. Will we uphold the birthright and blessing, or will we sell out totally and reap the judgment that is to come?”

Gallups himself has warned of imminent persecution in his book “Be Thou Prepared.” He bemoaned the moral decline of once-Christian America and how the nation, like Esau, has traded away its Christian birthright for material gain.

“Like Esau, we are rejecting the blessing of our fathers and living for the moment, we are only interested in matters of the flesh,” he said. “The Spirit of Esau is tolerant of everything – except the Word of God and the people of God. We destroy our babies while protecting eagle’s nests. We teach our children they come from chimpanzees. We tell our children that marriage can be practically anything one ‘feels’ is right. With that rebellious spirit eventually comes persecution of God’s people. We are watching it happen now, especially in light of the Supreme Court imposing homosexual marriage. And it promises only to get worse.”

Gallups admitted the message both he and Cloud are telling people is not optimistic. But he said he has a responsibility to tell the truth as he sees it and encourage Christians to remain strong in their faith.

“The United States is still the largest Christian nation in the world as far as the sheer number of those who claim to be a Christian,” he observed. “But, it appears that light is quickly fading. The yoke has been lifted from Esau’s neck – and God’s people will now feel the brunt of Esau’s freedom.”

An ancient struggle is being repeated before our very eyes. “Esau Rising,” an exciting new addition to the WND Superstore.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CBS had done a good thing here

Terrorism or Torah? Both have a long history!


I found the following website specifically searching Google for this sort of information: http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

I also came across a website that has a list of terrorism attacks as far back as the 1970s. The site has not been updated for sometime. However, the list, when reading it causes your mind to shutter at the horror of Islamic terrorism and the incredible loss of life over the last 40+ years. http://www.johnstonsarchive.net/terrorism/wrjp255i.html

I have read many articles about the first terrorists according to historical accounts. I came across the following site which is very new to me but, I like what I am reading throughout the site.
http://www.ancient.eu/Assyrian_Warfare/

As we watch the carnage in Brussels and consider the next terrorist attack which is sure to follow, I thought to write a little blog article hoping that you might consider what I do in the face of all of this death. I learn about God through Israel and the WORD given to this nation, this people thousands of years ago. I study what the CREATOR is doing, how He is doing it (all that is being done) and how or why I am part of this time, in this hour, and for what purpose. My entire being left a religious aspect of what the CREATOR is all about. Preferring to study history in order to discover a more a literal, factual, historical aspect about what He is doing in the face of what mankind has always done. I have left Babylon and Babylon does not like it..........

When ever you open your Bible you study history, the history of Israel...(Just ask Moses!)

I look at the repetition of war, death, and destruction that follow patterns throughout the centuries. The names of the cities, countries, and people change but, the behavior, not so much! In our time we have chemical, biological, and nuclear tools to use against our neighbors while terrorism is become as common to mankind as is bread with butter. Death is NEWS more than loss of life, anguish and suffering. Death is an expectation due to the success of terrorism. Terrorism is as entrenched into the human psyche as is abortion or child sacrifice which follows the same patterns that have always been provincial in cities, countries and the behavior of people. Nothing new under the sun is not a catch phrase but rather, a biblical absolute.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 That which hath been is that which shall be, And that which hath been done is that which shall be done; And there is nothing new under the sun.

In our time the words are radical Islam as opposed to Assyrian terrorism but, it is the same thing really. Nevertheless, and just like in times before, our Creator is calling for return, a return to his ways. This option has been accompanying mankind for a long as we have been mankind! Our Creator has a few patterns of his own. In order to begin the process of distinguishing the difference one has to understand what ISRAEL is. Therein lies the ways of the LORD, really!

It behooves a person to simply learn those ways. A great place to start is asking a simple question: What is Israel to God? Interestingly enough, Israel is in the center of the world of terrorism, right "smack dab" in the heart of....insanity? Remember too, Jesus was Jewish, placed right smack dab in the center of....Rome!

Which pattern brings hope: The one placed into Israel or the one men developed and placed into the hearts of their sons and daughters!

Jesus was Jewish, Shema, Israel!

Jason, Mark, Danny, and me!

Pastor Jason Swofford explains a few things that were part and parcel of what Jesus would have known very, very well. You see, for a "KABILLION" reasons, that are not known or taught in the church. God made Jewish and then taught the world about himself through...JEWISH! (and the world hates Jewish)

John 3:19 
This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. Israel and Jesus are Simpatico

God sees Israel as......SIMPATICO
sim·pa·ti·co
simˈpatiˌkō/
adjective
  1. (of a person) likable and easy to get along with.
    • having or characterized by shared attributes or interests; compatible.
      "a simpatico relationship"


Shema Israel is......More than just JEWISH!

Pastor Jason Swofford explains:

Shema (Part One)


Peter Thalohfer explains the Instructions of God


Peter Thalhofer  Torah, Torah, Torah! http://www.torahinmyheart.com/


Monday, March 21, 2016

Fighting the BDS Movement with PJTN?


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The Paradigm Shift Conference Photographs

Unfortunately, we may never recover the entire Video recording of the conference......but, we do have the pics that were taken...For those who attended the conference here is a slide show presentation of our time with Professor Skip Moen:

Saturday, March 19, 2016

One of my main news sources, DEBKAfile


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March 7, 2014
Briefs
Palestinian pipe bomb hits Israeli vehicle - a first
A masked Palestinian terrorist clad in black tossed a pipe bomb at a passing Israeli car near Othniel, south of Hebron Friday night. The blast rocked the car but no one was hurt. DEBKAfile: This was a further escalation of the Palestinian terror campaign - just days after Palestinians fired automatic weapons from a drive-by car at a Jerusalem bus in broad daylight.

Young Israeli man stabbed in Jerusalem
The Palestinian terrorist knifed and injured a Yeshiva student in the Old City Friday. The attacker who fled was caught by the police Mabat 2000 unit which has installed security cameras all over the city.

New Iron Dome version can destroy tunnels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Reprt
Israel has started testing a secret new weapon for defeating the tunnel systems, dubbed the "Underground Iron Dome," Western intelligence sources reported Friday, March 11. It can detect a tunnel from surface vibes, map it and send a moving missile in to blow it up. The Pentagon spokesman said that the US had allocated $40 million for completing in 2016 the establishment of "anti-tunnel capabilities to detect, map and neutralize underground tunnels that threaten the US or Israel." The main part of the development work, he said, would be conducted in Israel in 2016. The US would receive prototypes and access to the test sites and hold the rights to any intellectual property.
The Israeli firms working on the anti-tunnel weapon are Elbit Systems and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, which developed the Iron Dome.
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Briefs
Israeli planes in action over Gaza after rocket salvo
The IDF spokesman reported an Israel conducted an air strike against northern Gazan targets Friday night - hours after four rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed on open ground in the Shear Negev region.

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February 28, 2014
Briefs
Death toll rises to 37 in car bomb blast in central Ankara
A car bomb explosion Sunday at the Guvenpark near the Turkish Education Ministry in central Ankara caused at least 37 fatalities and scores injured. This is the third major suspected Islamic State major blast to hit the Turkish capital since October 2015. 

AQIM claims Ivory Coast beach attack killing 16 after terrorists "neutralized"
Four gunmen were neutralized by Ivory Coast police at the Grand Bassam resort after they fired Kalashnikovs to shoot dead 16 people at three beach hotels popular with Western tourists.
Al Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) which pledged loyalty to ISIS claimed the attack, which bore a striking resemblance to the ISIS atrocity at the Tunisian beach resort of Soussa on June 26, 2015, when gunmen who came ashore by boat murdered 38 tourists, most of them British.

Israeli paratroops raid Nablus munitions workshops
An IDF paratroop unit two weeks ago knocked down four workshops in the Palestinian town of Nablus that were illegally manufacturing Karl Gustav automatic machine guns. DEBKAfile: The ownership of these and other clandestine Palestinian arms factories was not revealed, or their output hitherto. Another raid turned up 15 of the homemade Karl Gustav rifles at Yaabed, a village near Jenin.

Iraq confirms two ISIS chemical attacks near Kirkuk
A three year old girl was killed and some 600 people injured in two chemical attacks by ISIS in northern Iraq Saturday in the small town of Taza, near Kirkud. The same town as attacked by a barrage of rockets carrying chemicals three days earlier.

Israel calls on world powers to punish Iran for ballistic missiles tests
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says Israel is directing its demand to the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany - the countries that signed the deal lifting sanctions on Iran in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear program. Iran violated UN resolutions, he said, and the world powers had pledged to prevent such violations.

IDF lockdown on Palestinian village after drive-by shooting
The IDF imposed a full lockdown on the Palestinian village of Beit Ur a-Takhta, from which terrorists came for a drive-by shooting against soldiers manning a Rte 443 checkpoint. Two soldiers were slightly injured in the attack.

Elevated security for Jerusalem Marathon. Alert out for Palestinian car bombs
DEBKAfile Special Report
Extra soldiers, police and other security personnel are to be drafted in to secure the annual Jerusalem marathon next taking place next Friday (March 18). Intelligence authorities are preparing for Palestinian terrorists to use the event for a another surge of violence after hitting three Israeli towns during US Vice President Joe Biden's two-day visit last week. They are on the lookout for drive-by shootings from moving cars or even the first Palestinian car bombings.
An intensive effort is underway to nip in the bud the next shooting and firebomb attacks, by disabling the clandestine Palestinian workshops that are producing weapons for terrorist attacks, especially Karl Gustav automatic machine guns.

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Briefs
Two failed early morning Palestinian attacks outside Kiryat Arba
In two attacks within half an hour early Monday, Palestinian terrorists tried to run down commuters outside Kiryat Arba, Hebron. Both failed. In the first, one of two Palestinians stepped out of their car holding a pistol. Soldiers shot him dead before he could use it. They also killed his partner. In their car, they found a Karl Gustav automatic machinegun ready to use. Four soldiers were slightly wounded.
In the second attack, the Palestinian driver was shot before anyone was hurt.

Turkish air force hit Kurdish targets in N. Iraq amid rising Ankara death toll
Nine Turkish air force F-16s and two F-4 jets raided 18 Turkish PKK positions in northern Iraq Sunday night after the death toll from a car bombing attack in central Ankara rose to 37. A senior Turkish official charged that two Kurdish bombers - one of them a woman - were responsible.

Netanyahu condemns Ankara terrorist attack
Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement Sunday night condemning the Ankara terrorist attack. "Israel expresses solidarity with the Turkish people in the war against terrorism and calls on the international community to unite in the fight against it."

Putin to Assad, Tehran: You want to carry on fighting? Count me out
DEBKAfile Special Report
A deep rift with Tehran over the continuation of the Syrian war and an irreconcilable spat with Syrian ruler Bashar Assad over his future prompted Russian President Vladimir's shock order Monday, March 14, for the "main part" of Russian military forces to quit Syria the next morning - after our "missions were accomplished." This is reported by DEBKAfile's military and intelligence sources. Moscow retains its naval presence in Tartous and air force units at the Hmeymim air base, but is committed to testing the Syrian peace process taking place in Geneva - whereas Iran and Assad insist on keeping on fighting. Putin's move was announced on the day the UN-brokered Geneva talks were scheduled to restart.


March 7, 2014

Briefs
First Russian transports fly out of Syria with equipment 
Tuesday morning, Russian TV showed personnel at Russia's Hmeymim air base in Latakia province loading equipment and boxes on Ilyishin IL-76 heavy transports taking off for Moscow, starting the partial military evacuation announced by President Vladimir Monday night.

Russia to keep its most advanced S-400 air defense systems in Syria
Sergei Ivanov, the Kremlin's chief-of-staff, said Tuesday that the advanced S-400 would stay in Syrian after Russia's partial military pullout "in order to efficiently ensure security, including from the air."

Brussels shooting injures 3 police during anti-terror raid
At least three police officers were wounded Tuesday when an armed suspect return fire during a major anti-terror raid on a Brussels apartment that was linked to the Paris attack. Five suspects got away and police officers blocked off roads in the Belgian capital's southern suburb of Forest.


March 7, 2014
Briefs
Police, IDF raid munitions workshop; weapons and equipment captured 
Israel Police detectives and IDF troops on Wednesday raided a munitions workshop in the town of Sawachra, north of Hebron, and found equipment for manufacturing weapons as well as a rifle, a handgun, ammunition and magazines. Three young men were taken into custody.

Belgian police find machine guns, ammo, ISIS flags in raided apartment
In a police raid of an apartment where several suspected terrorists linked to the Paris attacks were hiding, one gunman, an illegal immigrant of Algerian origin, was killed and two others escaped. Three policemen were wounded in the firefight after which a quantity of weapons and ISIS flags were impounded.

Aftermath of Ankara bombing: Turkish forces make arrests nationwide
Turkish security forces arrested 73 people across the country Wednesday as part of a wide-scale operation against the PKK Kurdish underground accused of the last Ankara atrocity Sunday

Russia to keep S-400 in Syria until Saudi warplanes leave Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
The highly-advanced S-400 air defense missiles will also eventually be evacuated from Syria, said high-ranking officials in Moscow on Wednesday, March 17, according to an exclusive DEBKAfile report. But their presence for now is crucial in view of the continuing Saudi buildup of warplanes in Turkey, close to the Syrian border. The Saudi deployment in Incirlik now totals 16 warplanes. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Sunday, March 14, condemned "a creeping expansion by Turkey in the sovereign nation of Syria."
Moscow assured Israel it would leave behind in Syria only Pantsir-S1systems, which are easy game for the Israeli air force.


February 28, 2014
Briefs
Female IDF soldier seriously wounded by two Palestinian knifemen 
Two Palestinian terrorists stabbed a female IDF soldier as she got off a bus at Ariel intersection, north of Jerusalem, on Thursday morning. The victim was seriously wounded. The terrorists were shot and killed by IDF troops on the scene.   

Israeli wounded in stabbing at Jerusalem mall, attacker escapes  
An Israeli sustained minor injuries when he was stabbed at a mall in the Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon. The attacker fled.

Six Egyptian policemen killed in three ISIS attacks in Sinai 
In three separate ISIS attacks in northern Sinai Peninsula Thursday, six Egyptian policemen were killed and about 10 were injured by roadside bombs, sniper fire on police positions and mortar fire on a police base. Egypt claims three ISIS gunmen were killed in a shootout with policemen in the town of Sheikh Zuwayed. 

Kurdish TAK organization claims responsibility for Ankara bombing 
The Kurdish organization called TAK, whose members quit the PKK Kurdish underground, claimed responsibility on Thursday for the terrorist attack in Ankara earlier this week in which 37 people were killed and dozens were injured.

Germany closes Ankara embassy, Istanbul consulate over terror threat
The German government temporarily closed its embassy in Ankara and consulate in Istanbul due to terror concern.   

US army chief voices 'grave concerns' over readiness for war 
Gen. Mark Milley, the US army chief of staff, spoke to the Senate Armed Services Committee of his concern about the army's lack of resources, readiness and trained forces for confronting Russia, China, North Korea or Iran. He said the army is not at the required level "in terms of time, cost in terms of casualties or cost in terms of military objectives." At the same hearing, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said 50 percent of the combat forces of the air force is short of 500 pilots and not "sufficiently ready" for a confrontation with the Russian air force, due to deep budget cuts.

Putin to Rivlin: I'll discuss diplomacy, regional security with Netanyahu 
President Vladimir Putin received Israel's Reuven Rivlin at the Kremlin with full honors Wednesday and they discussed bilateral affairs for nearly two hours. Putin said he would discuss security affairs relating to Israel’s northern borders with Syria and the Middle East with Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, whom he had just invited for any early visit during a phone call.

Meir Dagan, ex-head of Mossad, passes away
The former head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, Meir Dagan, died early Thursday morning after a long struggle with cancer. He was 71. Dagan was born in 1945 in Russia and immigrated to Israel with his family at the age of five. He served in the elite paratroopers unt and was discharged from the IDF in 1966 with the rank of first lieutenant. One year later, during the Six-Day War, Dagan returned to the military where he later set up the "Rimon" covert operations unit, the first of its kind in the IDF.
In 1970 he suffered leg injuries when his vehicle ran over a mine. In the first Lebanon War, Dagan commanded the 188th tank brigade and later established the South Lebanese Army.
Ten years after he was promoted to IDF major-general, he was appointed Director of the Mossad serving from 2002 to 2010. He is survived by his wife, three children and a number of grandchildren.

March 7, 2014
Briefs
Closely-secured 6th Jerusalem Marathon sets off
The sixth annual International Jerusalem Marathon set off early Friday with more than 30,000 runners, including 2,300 visitors from 64 countries, under heavy security and perfect weather - clear skies and maximum temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. More than 1,000 policemen were drafted to secure the marathoners and direct traffic away from the route. Jerusalem’s center and main streets are closed to traffic until 2 pm. This year's marathon includes seven tracks. The 42-kilometer full marathon, the 21-kilometer half-marathon, as well as races of 10 and 5 kilometers, a "families race" of 1.7 kilometers and a special-needs race of 800 meters.

The US opposes self-ruled Kurdish region in Syria
"We don't support self-ruled, semiautonomous zones inside Syria," said State Department spokesman John Kirby Thursday night, after Kurdish parties established a federal system in areas they control in northern Syria. "Whole, unified, nonsectarian Syria - that's the goal." Turkish has warned against this move.

Russia backs self-ruling Kurdish buffer state at Turkey's back door
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
Just four days after drawing down the bulk of Russian forces in Syria, President Vladimir Putin was quietly redrawing the Syrian map on federal lines, and planting Russian influence in its first semiautonomous region. DEBKAfile's intelligence sources report that his hand was behind the establishment of the Syrian Kurdish federal region on March 17, at a meeting of Kurdish Democratic Union Party leaders in the Syrian town of Rmeilan.