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While Committed to Peace, Israel Senses a Wider Siege as the Surrounding Nations Seethe with Anger

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Zechariah 12:1-3, “The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”

By Chana Ya’ar – “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told reporters in a statement Saturday night in Jerusalem that Israel will stand by the peace treaty with Egypt, and thanked the United States for its assistance in persuading Cairo to take action in protecting people at the Israeli embassy following an attack.

‘The attack on the Israeli embassy in Egypt was a very serious thing, but could have been even worse, had they made it past the last door, and hurt our people who were trapped in the embassy,’ the prime minister said.

‘I’m glad we were able to prevent a disaster… Israel will continue to adhere to the peace agreement with Egypt. We are working with the Egyptian government,’ he said. ‘The diplomats will return to Egypt.'” Read more.

Beyond Cairo, Israel Sensing a Wider Siege – “JERUSALEM — With its Cairo embassy ransacked, its ambassador to Turkey expelled and the Palestinians seeking statehood recognition at the United Nations, Israel found itself on Saturday increasingly isolated and grappling with a radically transformed Middle East where it believes its options are limited and poor.  The diplomatic crisis, in which winds unleashed by the Arab Spring are now casting a chill over the region, was crystallized by the scene of Israeli military jets sweeping into Cairo at dawn on Saturday to evacuate diplomats after the Israeli Embassy had been besieged by thousands of protesters.” Read more.

‘Jerusalem belongs to the Muslims’ … even if the whole world burns with fire – “‘We have not yet finished off the Zionists and their allies. Soon the whole world will see what is the reward of Allah. They (the Jews) think that money can buy everything, but the Muslims will prove to them that their money is powerless before the retribution of Allah. Money is not protection against suicide bombers, bombs and missiles. Jerusalem belongs to the Muslims. And it will be ours even if the whole world will burn in the fire,’ said Abdul-Walid.” Read more.

Gaza Terrorists Fire Rocket Attack at Southern Israel – “Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists in northern Gaza attacked civilian communities in southern Israel Saturday night. The terrorists launched a Qassam rocket aimed at the coastal city of Ashkelon. The Color Red air raid siren was activated in the city and in the surrounding areas as well, at about 9:30 p.m.” Read more.

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