Monday, September 17, 2007

On Capitol Hill This Week - Volume XIV, Number 25b

Volume XIV, Number 25b

September 17 - 21, 2007

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple . . . (Psalm 19:7)



Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will arrive in New York on September 24 in order to attend the United Nation's 62nd General Assembly session, the Iranian news agency Fars reported Friday. According to the report, Ahmadinejad will stay in the city for two days and will be accompanied by a high-level delegation. This will be the Iranian president's third visit to the United States since his election in 2005. After his stay in New York City, Ahmadinejad will head to Venezuela, according to the same report.

He tried the same thing last year and visas were denied for the 30+ special people he wanted to bring in with him that would be unnamed, not frisked, and given almost diplomatic immunity status as his "bodyguards." The US refused the visas for them, and he never showed. (Ynet News)

· If his "bodyguards" were denied visas last year, then they can be denied visas again this year. Intercede that this visit by Ahmadinejad will be canceled, by whatever means possible. We don't need his voice before this world body next week!

· "The righteous see it and rejoice, And all iniquity stops its mouth." (Psalm 107:42)


A new report says a SCUD-type missile launched from a small ship 200 miles from the coast of the United States could unleash a nuclear-generated electromagnetic pulse over Washington, D.C., that would leave behind $771 billion in damage. "More than five countries have the capability to inflict an EMP attack. Rogue regimes and terrorists know all about EMP and are working to acquire this weapon. We know the odds of our house burning down in any given year are very low, but that doesn't mean we will cancel our fire insurance,' said U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md. 'If America doesn't develop insurance against EMP, we will increase the odds of inviting this type of unimaginable attack in the future."

The report was produced by Sage Policy Group of Baltimore and commissioned by Instant Access Networks, which is leading a pilot project with Frostburg State University and Public Technology Institute to analyze dangers from EMP (Electro- Magnetic Pulse). Experts have predicted the EMP attack essentially would destroy any electronics within range of its impact, leaving technology comparable to that available in the 1800s. EMP attacks are generated when a nuclear weapon is detonated anywhere from 10 miles above the Earth's surface to hundreds of miles. The explosion, of even a small nuclear warhead, would produce a set of electromagnetic pulses that interact with the Earth's atmosphere and the Earth's magnetic field.

The study said the detonation would deliver a burst of energy to any metallic surface in direct line of the explosion, particularly those exceeding one meter in length. "These metal objects act like antennae and conduct a surge of energy along their span," the study said. "[Targets] include not only the obvious - computers and telephones - but also the electronic devices that are embedded in virtually every aspect of a productive economy," the study said, listing cars, power transmission lines, pipelines that deliver fuel, ATMs, heating and air conditioning systems and elevators." (WorldNetDaily)

· Father of Lights, in whom there is No shadow of turning, we thank You for not turning from this United States of America. We seek forgiveness of our evil ways LORD, and we ask that Your Hand will stay us from the hideous destructive forces of an EMP attack ever being launched on our nation. We ask that an absolute end for each and every plan of the enemy in perpetrating such an evil act will be granted us, In Jesus' Mighty Name.

· "He retaineth not His anger forever, because He delights in Mercy. He will turn again, He will have compassion on us." (Micah 7:18b & 19a)


Russia is to put forward a draft resolution to the United Nations banning the deployment of weapons in outer space, a Russian UN mission official statement said Thursday. The resolution entitled, Transparency and Confidence Building Measures in Outer Space Activities, was submitted to the UN five years ago and proposed a ban on the deployment of all types of weapons in space. Russia said that the treaty should set forth the following obligations, a ban on all objects capable of carrying weapons from orbiting Earth, no deployment and installation of such weapons in space, including other planets, a ban on the threat or use of force against space objects, and providing assistance for any activity banned under the agreement.

The United States is insisting that the 1967 Outer Space Treaty (OST), which currently forms the basis of international space law, ratified by Russia, the U.K., the U.S. and a further 27 countries, provides sufficient guarantees against placing weapons of mass destruction in space. But analysts say that the OST treaty does not ban the U.S or any other country from putting weapons into orbit, as long as the weapons are for peaceful purposes. Recently the U.S. said it favored the idea of possessing an advanced space defense potential to counter threats, following an incident in January when China tested space weapons, destroying one of its old meteorological satellites with a medium-range ballistic missile." (

· Ask our God, our Provider, to provide Russia's acceptance of the prevailing Outer Space Treaty they ratified in 1967. Also that they will not continue drafting resolutions to change the intent of the original treaty, and that they will be bound to comply to it, In Jesus Name.

· "Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and thanksgiving let your requests be make known unto God." (Philippians 4:6)


Israel believes that North Korea has been supplying Syria and Iran with nuclear materials, a Washington official told the New York Times as seen in a Ynet report. "The Israelis think North Korea is selling to Iran and Syria what little they have left," he said. The official added that recent Israeli reconnaissance flights over Syria revealed possible nuclear installations that Israeli officials estimate might have been supplied with material from North Korea. According to the Times, US officials confirmed Tuesday [September 11] that Israeli jets launched an air strike inside Syria. Sources said that Israel struck at least one target in northeastern Syria, but could not provide more details. The most likely target was, according to some US officials, weapon caches sent by Iran to Hizbullah through Syria. The strike was carried out early last Thursday, with Syria saying the planes broke the sound barrier and "dropped munitions," although the Israeli government has remained silent on the attack.

CNN news network said in a report that the incident involved an aerial operation that also included ground forces that were meant to mark targets or inspect the damage caused by the attack. It was also reported that the operation left "a great hole in the ground" in the Syrian desert. The report was based mainly on sources in the US government, and CNN said that Israel was satisfied with the operation's results. Hours before the CNN report was broadcast, Syria appealed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council and warned Israel of "the consequences of this outrageous aggression." In the message sent to the UN, Syria said that "the continuing silence of the international community vis- à-vis Israel\'s illegal act will place the region as well as the peace and security of both countries in the face of uncontrollable tragedies."

The Syrian letter to the UN argued that Israel "is determined to choose aggression instead of peace and by doing so it reveals its true intentions that it tries to hide using fake claims of seeking peace in the region." North Korea commented on the incident Tuesday, calling it a "dangerous provocation," Chinese News Agency Xinhua reported. "This is a very dangerous provocation, little short of wantonly violating the sovereignty of Syria and seriously harassing the regional peace and security," a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said. "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea strongly denounces the above said intrusion and extends full support and solidarity to the Syrian people in their just cause to defend the national security and the regional peace." (, September 12, 2007) [Reported by: Bridges for Peace (BFP)]

· Praise the Lord that Israel has taken some preemptive action. Ask God to further direct the steps of Israeli forces so that the enemy does not have the upper hand. The Lord grant that Israel act with boldness, foresight, and success toward her enemies all around. · "'And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; and they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you to save you and deliver you' says the LORD. 'I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you from the grip of the terrible'." (Isaiah 8:9-10)


A senior Palestinian official has reported that Israel and the Palestinian Authority have agreed on a statement of principles ahead of a Middle East peace meeting scheduled to take place in November. The agreement reportedly calls for an Israeli military withdrawal from Judea and Samaria (the political West Bank), the dismantling of settlements there, a solution for Palestinian refugees agreed on by both sides, a divided Jerusalem as the capital of both states, and a Palestinian pledge to halt all terror activity directed against Israel.

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was recently quoted as saying that he was unaware of any such agreement, and there has also been no official announcement by the Foreign Ministry or the Prime Minister's Office. US State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack briefed reporters this week on recent diplomatic activities and their expectations for the upcoming meeting in November. "Look, there's going to be a lot of diplomacy between now and whenever we have this international meeting. We haven't issued invitations yet. I can't tell you when or where at this point. We're going to be working those things out in the coming weeks.

"In addition to what the Israelis and the Palestinians are doing, I would expect the secretary is going to be traveling out there probably next week. We'll get the dates and all the logistical details for that soon. There's just going to be meeting with both sides, the "Israelis and the Palestinians, to try to move the process forward, do a little review of the progress that they've made, see how we can help move the process forward. "I would expect at the UN General Assembly, the secretary will have a number of meetings dealing with this topic as well. So there's going to be a lot of diplomatic activity that you see unfolding over the coming months. And from that you will see emerge some results that will feed into this international meeting, and we'll see what the results from the international meeting are." (By Will King, BFP Israel Mosaic Radio, September 12, 2007)

· Whatever agreement is reached between Israel and the Palestinians, if it is not in accord with God's will, pray that it will not come to pass.

· "Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. And I will set your bounds from the Red Sea to the sea, Philistia, and from the desert to the River. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory." (Genesis 17:8; Exodus 23:31a; Joshua 1:4)


The Palestinian Authority's Maan news agency has published a copy, in Hebrew, of PM Olmert's agreement to expel tens of thousands of Jews and replace them with a Palestinian state. The report states that Israel has agreed to begin destroying Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria immediately following the US-sponsored international summit this coming November. The PA claims that the document's eight points represent the principles of agreement between Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas, in anticipation of the upcoming Middle East summit.

The agreement ends with this paragraph:

A document based on principles of the above type must be reached before the international summit in November, must be presented during the summit, and must be anchored in international decisions after it. Immediately following the summit, parallel with the negotiations for a detailed agreement, Israel will begin withdrawing its forces and evacuating settlements from areas in the West Bank. Completion of the various stages of evacuation will be done parallel to the completion of the negotiations. Clauses 3 and 4 indicate that Israel has agreed to give up the Temple Mount, Judaism's most sacred spot in the world, and allow an "administration" to determine when Jews would be allowed to visit or pray there.

The immediate response of the Yesha Council (the body representing the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria) was this:

"Only a government that acts so totally wantonly would be able to suggest such an agreement, precisely on the day that dozens of its soldiers are wounded from a rocket fired from area we gave over to the Palestinians. The Yesha Council calls upon all those to whom Israel's security and welfare are of top priority to object to this calamitous process of Olmert. The Knesset Members must thwart this program, which means the division of Jerusalem, as well as Kassam rocket launchers to the outskirts of Kfar Saba and Ben Gurion International Airport." (

· This proposal is so outrageous that it defies even a modicum of common sense! All of Israel will be within range of any terrorist missile or other weapons. Why have Olmert and his confederates not learned that the Palestinians cannot be trusted to keep any agreement? Is this the work of the Lord to prepare Israel to accept the soon-coming Messiah? Without answers, we can only pray for the secure borders of Israel and the safety of its citizens. Pray for God's mercy and intervention in this situation. Cry out for Israel.

· " I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence." (Isaiah 62:6)


Israeli police recently arrested eight teenagers on suspicion of belonging to a neo-Nazi cell in Petach Tikva. All but one of the teens are Russian immigrants and were led by 19-year-old Eli Buanitov, also known as "Nazi Eli." The gang is suspected of several attacks against gays, foreign workers, and religious Jews, as well as the desecration of synagogues in the Petach Tikva area.

After raiding the homes of the suspects, police found several neo-Nazi related movies and posters, photos showing the teens giving the "Heil Hitler" salute, knives, brass knuckles, and an improvised pistol. Two of the suspects also had Nazi symbols tattooed on their bodies, but one of the group members told reporters that, "the tattoos mean nothing." The Israeli public response and outcry to the neo-Nazis has been swift and very vocal. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said, "Israel, as a society, failed in educating the youths discovered to be neo-Nazis." Sergi Sushon, a Holocaust survivor living in Israel, said, "The government must severely punish the cell members and annihilate these barbarians."

Survivors' groups have been warning for some time of neo-Nazi activity in Israel, but until now the police had failed to act against what was thought to be a fringe minority. The suspects have been indicted on counts of racially-motivated aggravated assault, conspiring to commit a crime, distributing inciting materials, possessing racist materials and weapons and issuing threats. The judge ruled that they will be held until the end of their court proceedings.

(By Will King, BFP Israel Mosaic Radio, September 11, 2007)

· Pray for the light of God to shine into this dark, bizarre situation where Jewish youths want to imitate Hitler.

· "And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.'" (Job 28:28)


Archaeologists excavating in the City of David in Jerusalem have found a tunnel that dates to the time of the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans in the year AD 70. According to site archaeologist Professor Ronny Reich of the University of Haifa, the tunnel was part of the city's drainage system and was used by the Jews of the time to hide from and evade the Romans.

Intact pottery vessels, coins, and other artifacts attest to the fact that people were living in the tunnel system for some time, a fact that was recorded in "The War of the Jews" by historian Josephus Flavius. The tunnel was also broken and penetrated at several points along its length where Roman soldiers broke through in order to capture the Jews living under the streets.

About 100 meters (328 feet) of the tunnel have been excavated so far in the southern portion of the City of David near to the Pool of Siloam. The drainage tunnel ran underneath one of the main roads from the period that ran from the pool up the hill and along the length of the Western Wall of the Temple Mount, a distance of about one kilometer (0.6 mile).

(By Will King, BFP Israel Mosaic Radio, September 10, 2007)

· Offer praise to the LORD that archeological scientists continue to discover evidence of Biblical facts: THE LAND BELONGS TO THE JEW.

· "Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God. And I will set your bounds from the Red Sea to the sea, Philistia, and from the desert to the River. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory." (Genesis 17:8; Exodus 23:31a; Joshua 1:4)

This Week, Worship Our Lord As . . .

GOD OF PEACE (Ehlohay Ha-Shalom)

"The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet." (Romans 16:20)

You are the God of Peace, yet I thank You because You go to battle for me. How glad I am that I need not trust in my hands, my ability or my strength for defense. I simply put my life into Your hands and have all the help I need. How I praise You!

(Taken from: Intimate Moments with the Hebrew Names of God, by Barri Cae Malin and Shmuel Wolkenfeld; Bridge-Logos Publishers; Gainesville, FL, 32614. ISBN: 0-88270-801-5)