Thursday, September 8, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Thursday, September 8, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Stoking Racial Division
• Big Labor Declares War -- On Republicans
• Putting Politics First
• Is China Listening??
• State Dept. Issues 9/11 Travel Advisory
• The Good News Corner

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, September 8, 2011

"For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." (I Thess. 5:9)


If you work on Capitol Hill, be sure to note the Special Invitation at the end of this edition of the Daily Brief. You will find that invitation cited just under our Worship Section. We encourage all who love Israel to make every attempt to attend this key briefing on the Hill next Thursday, September 15th.

The Daily Brief

1. a) UN Security Council: Iran violating ban on nuclear weapons programs - Ha'aretz

UN Security Council members on Wednesday denounced Iran's failure to abide by United Nations resolutions demanding an end to the possible weaponization of its nuclear program.

b) Intelligence Chairman Urges White House Action on Libyan Weapons - Bloomberg

Lethal weapons "are already moving" out of arsenals once controlled by Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi and the U.S. must "do more" to find and destroy the weapons before terrorists get them, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said.

- Pray for the Lord to destroy all weapons programs of regimes who want to destroy Western interests across not only the Middle East but elsewhere. The hatred against God's people is growing hotter every minute- May He rise up strong in battle for His people across the earth.

(Ezekiel 39:21)

2. Video Game Targets "Tea Party Zombies," Fox News Personalities - Fox News

A New York-based video game developer has set his virtual crosshairs on Republican and conservative political figures in a game called "Tea Party Zombies Must Die," which allows players to indiscriminately slaughter politicians like Michele Bachmann, Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin.

The gruesome game, created by StarvingEyes Advergaming, is billed as "first-person shooter" featuring "Tea Party zombies" to be targeted with an "arsenal of weapons," including multiple firearms and a crowbar. Notable politicians depicted in the game include current and previous presidential hopefuls like Palin, Bachmann, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. Several Fox News personalities are also featured, including Huckabee, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Brit Hume.

- Pray that this video game will be removed from all outlets and that it will not only fail to sell, but the perpetrators will be found ashamed, and convicted by the Holy Spirit of their hatred. Ask the Lord to protect all of the people within the game from the crazy followers who might harm them.

- "The God of my strength, in Him I will trust, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence." (2 Samuel 22:3)

3. Homegrown Terror Threats Put U.S. on Alert - Fox News

A spike in domestic terrorism and attacks by American citizens directed from overseas are top concerns for police departments across the country, according to a new survey by the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University.

"Homegrown and foreign-directed jihadi terrorism and radicalization are perceived as a real threat by local law enforcement in the United States," the report, "Counterterrorism Intelligence: Law Enforcement Perspectives," says. The survey covered the police intelligence chiefs for the 56 largest cities in the U.S. in advance of the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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- Pray that God will reveal all secret plans for destruction within the U.S. From prisons to neighborhoods, ask the Lord to bring light and truth to those who are following a radical Islamic mindset. Pray for the intelligence community and all America security forces within our nation to have wisdom and professionalism in the observance of their duties.

- "Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him." (Psalm 140:11b)

4. U.S. Republicans urge Obama to veto Palestinian statehood bid at UN - Ha'aretz

Chair of House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ros-Lehtinen introduces legislation aiming to cut off U.S. funds for any UN organization that embraces an upgrade to the Palestinians' diplomatic status.

- Pray that the U.S. will veto the resolution for Palestinian Statehood.

- "It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." (Zechariah 12:9)

5. Obama to leverage jobs plan in 2012 - Breitbart

Obama will try to co-opt the anger of Americans stifled by the stagnant economy to punish Republicans at the polls if they kill the jobs plan he unveils Thursday, Democrats said.

- Pray that no political device will confuse or deceive the American people. Ask the Lord to reveal all hidden agendas, show truth, and bring real solutions for jobs to America.

- "Let my accusers be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own disgrace as a mantle." (Psalm 109:29)

6. In wide field, it's Romney vs. Perry - Washington Times

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry wasted little time in going straight at each other Wednesday night, sparring over whether the former's business experience or the latter's decade as governor of Texas is better training for boosting jobs as the occupant of the White House.

- Pray for God's clear choice for President, and ask for His mercy over America that our leader would be wise, Godly, and fiscally responsible.

- "For God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy to a man who is good in His sight;" (Ecclesiastes 2:26a)

7. Flooding Leads to Evacuations in Northeast Pennsylvania - AP

Officials in northeastern Pennsylvania are calling for a mandatory evacuation of all communities due to expected flooding along the Susquehanna River -- an area that was inundated in the historic Agnes flood of 1972.

The order affects more than 100,000 residents.

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- Pray for God's mercy over the Northeast as floods continue to ravage the communities. This far and no farther to the flood!

- "When I said, 'This far you may come, but no farther, and here your proud waves must stop!'' (Job 38:11)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. " (Psalm 140:7)

1. PA: US showing disdain for Arabs - Ynet News

The United States is showing "disdain" for Arabs by trying to prevent the Palestinians from gaining statehood recognition at the United Nations, a senior Palestinian official said on Wednesday.

2. Israelis could face trial in The Hague if Palestinian statehood recognized at UN, experts warn - Ha'aretz

Recognition of a Palestinian state could, in theory, lead to Israeli officials being dragged repeatedly before the International Criminal Court in the Hague for claims regarding its settlement policies in the West Bank, legal experts say.

3. Abbas: Palestinian independence bid does not contradict peace process with Israel - Ha'aretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused Wednesday to back down from a bid to have the United Nations recognize Palestinian statehood, telling US officials the move did not contradict the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

4. Israel security forces foil multiple terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, arrest dozens of Hamas militant - Ha'aretz

Shin Bet security service intercepts explosive after it was smuggled to Jerusalem, it emerges Wednesday; dozens of Hamas militants operating in 13 separate cells arrested by security forces.

The Daily Jot

Mission Report: The Three "E's" and you

After 29 hours of travel, I am back at my desk facing over 900 emails that have accumulated since I left for Ghana, West Africa. First off, I want to thank all of you for your encouragement regarding this trip. A special "thank you" goes to those who helped fund this mission trip where literally hundreds of people were ministered to with not only the word of God, but also with loving kindness, food, money, and clothing. No, we did not minister to thousands. The extreme growth of the mega-church in the major cities in Ghana can take care of that. You would not believe all the pastors pictured on billboards with their high dollar suits and gold watches, announcing their next conference--reminds me of the US.

Ours is a ministry contending for the faith in the rural ares. Our churches are mostly homes with thatched roofs, no air conditioning, no portable water, only hearts for Jesus and souls to be saved. We visited churches that were birthed or maintained as a result of our International School of Ministry. There were four of them, as our first graduates did what they said they would do--minister in the areas where there is the most Islamic growth. These young ministers of the gospel are making a difference WITHOUT begging for money or trying to get all they can from foreigners--they are in it for the souls, any way they can make it work. This mission took me beyond what I expected--made me more determined to help.

I found how valuable it is to just make the rounds and preach the word and encourage these young church bodies who are on the front lines of the global culture war. We brought snacks and sodas to one church 50 miles into the bush (a few bottles broke because of the bumpy paths). The pastor asked me to preach. The pastor hugged me before we left and told me that he loved me and the message that his flock so badly needed to hear. With his eyes tearing up, he thanked me for the refreshments--he said it meant a lot to his flock. These are people, who despite the hardships of just existing day to day, are very evangelical and want to impact lives in their communities for Christ.

We reached out by first going into the villages and inviting them to hear about God and to have some food. Praise songs were led by one of our ministry students. There was teaching and preaching. There were lessons on dental hygiene and children received toothbrushes and toothpaste. They were fed. No matter the number, we always had "just enough." This is the way we rolled where ever we went. We encouraged, exhorted, and empowered our brothers and sisters with the word of God. They are able. They have great joy and determination. They just need someone to come alongside. Romans 10:15 comes to mind: "And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" Wanna help?

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Stoking Racial Division

Of all the hot button issues in American politics, race remains the most explosive. The hope that the election of America's first black president would heal old wounds has faded along with hope and change. In fact, Obama's allies now appear to be intentionally encouraging racial hatred.

In the days leading up to Labor Day, members of the Congressional Black Caucus tried to smear the Tea Party movement as if it were a mass revival of the Ku Klux Klan. One member even suggested that some conservatives wouldn't be satisfied until blacks were dead.

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) recently blamed racism for high unemployment in the black community. She later said, "Let us all remember who the real enemy is. The real enemy is the Tea Party -- the Tea Party holds the Congress hostage. They have one goal in mind, and that's to make Obama a one-term president." (Yes!)

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) attempted to portray Texas Governor Rick Perry as a racist for expressing his support for the Tenth Amendment. Jackson issued a statement suggesting that the Tenth Amendment was a pro-slavery amendment. Consider this excerpt: "Governor Rick Perry wants to be the champion of the Tenth Amendment and states' rights . . . He said he wants to 'work every day to try to make Washington, DC, as inconsequential in your life as I can.' . . . He apparently believes, as Ronald Reagan did, that the federal government is not the solution. The federal government is the problem. Truer words or more faithful ideas could not have been attributed to Confederate President Jefferson Davis . . . After-all, it was the Tenth Amendment and states' rights that protected the institution of slavery. The words 'slave' or 'slavery' did not appear in the Constitution. The institution of slavery, the Tenth Amendment and states' rights are joined at the hip. . . . "

Not to be outdone, Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) said this: "Some of these folks in Congress right now would love to see us as second class citizens. Some of them in Congress right now with this Tea Party movement would love to see you and me . . . hanging on a tree." It is hard to think of a more evil, divisive tactic than the race baiting these left-wing Democrats have chosen to engage in.

To his credit, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has threatened to resign from the Congressional Black Caucus if its leadership does not condemn this outrageous slander. West isn't holding his breath. The CBC isn't backing down. Why should they? The media have been largely silent.
Unfortunately, this appears to have been an orchestrated effort to try out new campaign themes, presumably with Obama's blessing since he has not condemned the remarks. This is an effort by the left to strengthen support for Obama with his base because his policies are costing him support among moderates and independents.

Responsible journalists should forcefully condemn this kind of vile, hateful rhetoric. And so too should Obama. It is incredibly dangerous for members of the Congressional Black Caucus to use the language of lynchings when we already have flash mobs of urban minority youth engaged in hate crimes around the country. (Gary Bauer)

Big Labor Declares War -- On Republicans

Labor Day is usually a holiday when Americans gather with friends and family for a time of fun and relaxation. Whether it's at the beach (which is where our family was this past week) or at backyard barbecues, most Americans didn't spend Labor Day gearing up for "war." Unless, of course, you happen to be a left-wing labor activist.

At a rally on Monday in Detroit, Michigan, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. was the warm-up act for Obama. Here's an excerpt of Hoffa's remarks:

"We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They've got a war, they got a war with us and there's only going to be one winner.. . We're going to win that war. Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let's take these son of bitches [sic] out."

Hoffa's language was disgusting and vile, and Obama smiled the whole time! The irony is that blue collar workers are in a war -- not with conservatives, but with the job-killing policies of Obama! . . .
Prepare yourself. This campaign is going to be brutal. With 9.1% unemployment, hope and change is out the window. They are going to smear and libel conservatives and try to drive the Republican nominee's negatives so high that Obama and his failed policies will look good by comparison. Slash and burn is all the Obama Team has left.

Rush Limbaugh has been warning that however bad you think it's gotten, it will get worse -- much, much worse. And we've got some examples of what's to come. (Gary Bauer)

Putting Politics First

Amid fresh evidence that Obama is losing support (yes!) among his left-wing base, there is a disturbing report that the White House has overruled the Pentagon and is dramatically speeding up America's withdrawal from Iraq.

There are 45,000 American troops in Iraq. According to Fox News, "The generals on the ground had requested that the number of troops remaining in Iraq at the end of the year reach about 27,000." But there was "major push back" over the "political optics" of leaving a large force in Iraq. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly insisted that at least 10,000 troops remain, but the Obama White House appears to have settled on just 3,000 troops.

Military officials are worried about their ability to preserve order and protect the troops who would remain behind. One source said, "We can't secure everybody with only 3,000 on the ground, nor can we do what we need to with the Iraqis."

Obama is constantly asking whether Republicans love their party more than their country. But I have observed that when Obama accuses conservatives of something it is usually because he is engaged in the very same behavior.

Obama is losing his liberal base and as the campaign season heats up, he desperately wants to show them that he got us out of "Bush's war," even if the generals on the ground are warning that his plans for retreat will put our troops at risk. (Gary Bauer)

Is China Listening?

Pentagon fears listening posts from China

Tech firm tied to nation's military

A Pentagon report has found that a multibillion-dollar Chinese telecommunications company that has been seeking to make major inroads in the U.S. market has close ties to China's military, despite the company's denials. The Pentagon's annual report to Congress on China's military, released last month, identifies Huawei as a high-tech company linked to the People's Liberation Army (PLA). "The shipbuilding and defense electronics sectors, benefiting from China's leading role in producing commercial shipping and information technologies, have witnessed the greatest progress over the last decade," the report states. "Information technology companies in particular, including Huawei, Datang, and Zhongxing, maintain close ties to the PLA."

That last sentence prompted Huawei's vice president for external relations, William Plummer, to write a letter last week urging Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta to rescind the allegation . . . At issue for Huawei is widespread concern among U.S. military and intelligence agencies that Huawei's switches, chips and firmware contain "back doors" that can give China's military the equivalent of listening posts all over the U.S. telecommunications infrastructure . . . (Washington Times) Read more.

State Dept. Issues 9/11 Travel Advisory

U.S. State Department Issues Global Travel Advisory in Advance of 9/11

As we mark the 10th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Department of State informs U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad of the continued threat posed by al-Qa'ida and its affiliates. While we have not identified any specific threats from al-Qa'ida affiliates and allies to attack the United States or our interests on the 9/11 anniversary, U.S. citizens should be aware that al-Qa'ida affiliates and allies have demonstrated the intent and capability to carry out attacks against the United States and our interests around the world. In the past, terrorist organizations have on occasion planned their attacks to coincide with significant dates on the calendar. This Worldwide Travel Alert supplements the July 26, 2011, Worldwide Caution, and expires on January 2, 2012. (State Department) Read more.

The Good News Corner

High-Tech Virtual Fence to Patrol Israeli-Egyptian Border

A new high-tech 'virtual" fence is being built along the border with Egypt to protect Israel from infiltration and to detect terrorists. It will supplement the physical fence whose ongoing construction is being expedited following the deadly terrorist attacks north of Eilat last month. Advantages of the virtual fence are its abilities to identify objects in a focused and detailed manner and to overcome false alarms. Radar sensors will be positioned on high poles, allowing for the observation of objects from long-distance.

Magna Technologies, a defense systems company, is constructing the multi-million dollar virtual fence. "Such a system would have surely prevented the terror attacks in the south," said Magna CEO Chaim Siboni. "I believe that recent events will accelerate the process of constructing the fence, but there has been a long process of tests and checks over the past seven years."

The physical fence is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year, and 45 kilometers (approximately 25 miles) of the barrier already have been built. (Arutz Sheva)

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A Special Invitation

Focusing on the San Remo Agreement as a Legal Means of Blocking the Vote at the U.N. on Palestinian Statehood on September 20th


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Middle East Research Center will host Dr. Jacques P. Gauthier on Capitol Hill, September 15th, to address key members of Congress and staff on the topic:


Dr. Gauthier's doctoral dissertation, published in 2007, focused on a thorough examination of the competing claims to the city of Jerusalem under international law.

Dr. Gauthier has acted as legal counsel to a number of nations including the Republic of France, by whom he was knighted in 2000 (Chevalier de l'Ordre du Merite).

He is currently Vice-Chair of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development and led a human rights mission to China in 2009 on behalf of this organization.

Dr. Gauthier recently returned from an extensive speaking tour of European Parliaments where he presented vital legal arguments on the above topic.

For further information please contact:

Mara Kamero
Phone: (301) 661-4775

This event is sponsored by:

Richard A. Hellman, President
MERCL is a recognized section 501(c)(3) tax exempt, tax-deductible research and educational think tank established as a not-for-profit organization. MERCL researches the major issues and events affecting Israel and the Jewish People.