By Walid Shoebat (Shoebat Exclusive)
Secretary of State John Kerry told members of Congress on Thursday that international law already declares Israel a Jewish state, and called Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s insistence on a public declaration of Israel’s Jewish character from the Palestinians “a mistake” in the diplomatic process.
Kerry capitulated to Palestinian Authority demands by President Mahmoud Abbas who has already said he would never recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
“The level of mistrust is as large as any level of mistrust I’ve ever seen, on both sides,” Kerry said. “Neither believes the other is really serious. Neither believes that the other is prepared to make some of the big choices that have to be made here.”
Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah commenting on this issue (translated from Arabic) “the Objective of this grand scheme is to fortify and to maintain the Jewish element in the artificial Zionist entity within this.”
Bashar Al-Assad of Syria stated that to recognize Israel as a “Jewish state” is devised by Israel to “end the right of return”.
By “right of return” Arabs intend to have a right for Arabs to return to Israel proper in the “Jewish state” regardless that Judea will have its own Arab makeup.
But the real problem is that even if the Palestinian Authority recognized the “Jewish State”, he or any of his successors could easily change their mind and retract their recognition, after Israel relinquished the West Bank by either invoking the time-honored tradition of Hudaibiyya or by blaming the previous administration.
So why is it so difficult for Arabs to swallow hard and say the two little words—“Jewish state”? After all, the Quran itself says that the land was given to Bani Israel?
Taha Jaber Al-Alwani, the Imam who runs the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS), which is a United States Department of Defense program for training Muslim military chaplains, gives the Muslim view on Israel. In an article entitled “The Great Haughtiness,” published in the Islamic Umma Magazine and even on his own website, Alwani commented on the Quranic verses:
“And We [God] conveyed to the Children of Israel in the Scripture that, You will surely cause corruption on the earth twice, and you will surely reach [a degree of] great haughtiness.” (Sahih International)
“Allah, Mighty and Exalted is He who is all knowing when it comes to his creation and their willingness to do good or evil, told us that, ‘the children of Israel will do corruption in the land twice.’ That is, two grand events since they have done mischief twice already in the past and many more after that. It is for this reason Allah said “But if you return [to sin], We [Allah] will return [for punishment]” (Isra:8)
This “if you return” and “land” is obviously Israel. Muslim interpreters switched this to “return to mischief”.
The Quran obviously was a corruption that borrowed from biblical text regarding Israel’s two captivities, Babylonian and Roman.
By returning to the obvious interpretation of the verse, is exactly how the Muslim world in the future will have a false peace with Israel. The Quran says that Israel is for the Jews, not only that, it says that the Jews will “return”.
Muslims have no trouble corrupting their own Quran by invoking their anti-Semitic views to create such bizarre interpretations to say that Israel will do “corruption” and that the Bible itself is “corrupted” by the Jews.
I remember the first time I visited the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum in my teenage years and was fascinated to see the oldest manuscript of the Book of Isaiah. Directly beneath the dome is an imposing showcase (shaped like a wooden Torah rod) containing a replica of the Great Isaiah Scroll (written c. 100 BC). This find was extremely important, as it is 1,000 years older than the oldest biblical manuscript available before.
From that moment on I was always fascinated with archeology and always asked questions regarding these finds but to always get the most common answer from my Muslim family, friends and theologians: “the true Jewish book is lost and the current one has been corrupted”.
In fact Islam teaches “the Mahdi … will guide the people to a mountain in Syria from which he will bring out the volumes of the [true] Torah [Jewish Tannach] to refute the Jews”. (1)
All throughout the Muslim world they believe that the Jewish holy books have been corrupted and that the originals have been lost.
So let’s see just a couple of verses from this “corrupted” Bible”.
Let’s take the battle for Jericho in Joshua’s time as documented in the Good Book “and the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp. So they did six days”. (Joshua 6:14)
It was on the dawn of the seventh day before the day began that “they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times”.
Israel during Joshua’s time had a Six Day War. Israel in 1967 had a Six Day war.
Israel rested on the seventh day just as God rested on the seventh day, even as it is written in the Quran.
Why is the Arab and Muslim world so confident that they can destroy Israel if they have failed several times in the past? They were so confident during the War of Independence 1948 as well as in the Six Day War of 1967 and Yom Kippur in 1973. Each and every time they built such confidence they simply got defeated in the end.
Islam predicts that in the end of days that the Jews will be destroyed by Muslims, the second question is; can anyone name any literal references in the Bible to a nation that God destroys in the end-times that is not today Muslim? Why are all these nations the ancient Jewish prophets discuss are today’s Muslim world?
While one could argue that winning or loosing battles is no evidence for any god, the question that no one can answer is why is it that a Jewish prophet named Amos predict that it would be impossible to uproot Israel even though the Arab world tried several times already?
Amos stated: “And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, says the LORD thy God.”
The other question is to all the amillennialists that say that they believe that the Bible as simply documenting ancient historic events pertaining to the Jewish people and that mostly everything in the Bible was fulfilled. To these I have but one question; Amos says “they shall no more be pulled up”, so how can anyone explain this in a historic context, especially since Israel have been “pulled up” by the Romans and the Babylonians; how is it that this proclamation says this is impossible unless it pertains to our time?
The Jewish Good Book predicted another war, which includes exactly the very nations where Islam is taking over. This battle will involve “Cush (Sudan/Somalia) and Put (Libya), Lydia (Turkey) and all Arabia… along with Egypt”. (Ezekiel 30:5)
How did the Jewish Good Book predict the areas where the Arab Spring turned into a Muslim Winter? Turkey of course is a Kenalist spring turning into a deceptive Islamist state.
Here is another tough question; While the Bible makes proclamations on Babylon, why is it that in every biblical End-Time prediction when it proclaims the destruction of Babylon does the Jewish Good Book never even mention any of cities of ancient Babylon?
Few ever think about this; that in every verse in the Bible where a location within this predicted Babylon is mentioned, that vicinity or city is in Arabia (Kedar, Dumah, Dedan) and not in Iraq (ancient Babylon). In all these proclamations we have no mention of any Babylonian city like Babel, Sumer, Accad, Erech, and Calneh. Amazingly Isaiah in chapter 21 and Jeremiah chapter 49 and Isaiah 13 it is cities within Arabia that are destroyed.
It is this “desert of the sea” (Isaiah 21:1) that will be destroyed by Elam (Iran) in verse 2. Today Iran is considered the greatest nemesis for Saudi Arabia, not Israel.
Cyber-rattling Iran and the fast moving, calm and collected Turkey (Ezekiel 38, Zechariah 9) will meet their end when they invade Jerusalem (Zechariah 12, 14).
And here is my message to Muslims worldwide, that when they see it happen, they know that the Bible is indeed the Word of God. That badges on your right arm and your foreheads as you see above was predicted in the Jewish Good Book, the Bible. Turkey will emerge as politically victorious in the region, with an accepted Islamist model, and this will infect the Mediterranean region. And it is from the same Good Book that we knew years ago that Iraq will weaken as a result of America’s future exit to simply be devoured by Iran. We predict from reading the Bible that Turkey will aid the Muslim Brotherhood and together will enter Egypt and control the Suez Canal and the Bosporus Strait, while Iran controls the Strait of Hormuz.
This will undermine the U.S. naval hegemony in the region, which will eventually use its military armada alongside other allied European nations including Greece, Spain and Italy in a showdown with Turkey.
Muslims better heed to the warning.
Lebanon where Hezbollah lobs rockets at Israel will be doomed “Lebanon will fall before the Mighty One” (Isaiah 10:34) and in Egypt we will have a civil war (Isaiah 19).
These nations will be judged specifically based on their treatment of the Jewish people: “I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel. For they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.” (Joel 3:2)
Kerry will fail in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. It will be Turkey that will secure the final deal by using “moderate Islam”.
In fact, last year Kerry said that full normalization between Turkey and Israel will allow team effort to combat international threats.
The U.S. knows that no one can twist arms better then Turkey, the most powerful nation in the Muslim world.
Now, how could the Jewish prophets perfectly guess that Israel will be sliced into two states and even now “Palestine” is divided between the West Bank run by the P.A. (Palestinian Authority) and the Hamasistan of Gaza?
In fact, Palestine refers to a coastal section of land in the area of today’s Gaza Strip that was inhabited by the ancient Philistines who were not native to Israel or the region. How could the Bible state “Philistia” (Gaza) in it’s prophecies?
How did the Jewish Good Book perfectly predict all of these plans to destroy Israel thousands of years in advance?
Why was it that whatever Allah loved, the God of Israel hated, and whatever the God of Israel loved, Allah hated, especially the Jewish people?
So, was the Jewish Good Book corrupted? If so, who really corrupted the Jewish Good Book?
This one is easily answered; it was the very ones who accuse it of corruption.
If you think wisely O Muslim, you will see that Islam took selected portions from the Jewish Good Book and after they twisted it and laced it with deadly cyanide, they concocted a whole new book they call the Qur’an, which is the corruption of the Jewish Good Book.
Just think about it. It is the corruptors that accuse the virtuous of corruption, the murderers accuse the innocent of murder, the haters accuse the righteous of hate, the warmongers accuse the peaceful of war, the lovers of death accuse those who love life with cowardice, while cowards who promote instant death are given the title of the brave. Murderers are martyrs, their funerals are weddings, and their victims are criminals unworthy of even a funeral. Their heaven is debauchery and their earth is a hell devoid of even the most innocent music or wedding dance. Everything is turned upside down. You can’t see any of this until you are permitted to think—deeply—and exchange your holy cloak, these phony religious cellophane wrappings, with the fruit of love and longsuffering, in order to offer life as a living—not a dead—sacrifice.
Why not read Isaiah, O Muslim. Isaiah already proclaimed this phenomenon: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).
Walid Shoebat is the Author God’s War on Terror, Islam Prophecy and the Bible
(1) Muhammad ibn Izzat, Muhammad. ‘Arif, Al Mahdi and the End of Time. London: Dar Al-Taqwa, 1997. p 16