• What happens when you mess with Israel

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    Bill Federer recounts fascinating history, coincidences of the Holy Land

    Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587 B.C. on the date in the Jewish calendar 9th of Av, or Tisha B'Av. The second temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. on the same date, Tisha B'Av. Rome's destruction of the Temple began in 66 A.D. when Roman Emperor Nero appointed General Vespasian to put down a revolt in Judea. Almost immediately, Rome experienced chaos. Nero committed suicide in 68 A.D. His successor, Galba, was assassinated within eight months. Vespasin was made the next emperor,
    and his son, Titus, continued the conquest of Judea. Titus surrounded Jerusalem and starved inhabitants for months. He ordered Jewish deserters from Jerusalem to be crucified around the walls. By the end of July, 70 A.D. the Roman army boke through the walls. Jerusalem was completely conquered by Sept. 8, 70 A.D. Historian Josephus recorded that over a million Jews were killed in the siege. The Colosseum was so named as it was next to Nero's 100 foot high bronze colossus statue depicting the Roman sun god Helios. The Statue of Liberty---the new Colossus---was modeled after it. In 79 A.D. Emperor Vespian caught a slight illness which developed into severe diarrhea. As he died, his last words were: "Oh dear, I think I'm becomming a God!" Titus became the next emperor and two months later Mount Vesuvius erupted, destroying the Bay of Naples, including the cities of Pompii and Herculaneum. Thousands of Roman citizens were buried alive under feet of vulcanic ash. In the Spring of 80 A.D., Rome caught fire and burned out of control for three
    days and three nights. This was followed by the worst outbreak of Plague Rome had ever endured. Titus then decided to dedicate the Colosseum with inaugural games to commemorate his victories during the Jewish wars. For 100 days, thousands were killed in executions and gladiatorial fights. Shortly after the games ended, Titus developed fever and died after just two turbulent years in office. In 135 A.D. on the date Tisha V'Av, Roman Emperor Hadrian had another 500,000 Jews masacred at Betar during Bar Kokhba's
    revolt. Emperor Hadrian believed the source of Jewish rebellion was their faith, so he executed Jewish scholars, prohibited the Torah and the Hebrew calendar, and burned the sacred scroll on the Temple Mount. There he erected a statue of himself and a statue of Jupitor. In an attempt to completely erase Jewish history from the land, Emperor Hadrian renaamed the province of Judea "Syria Plaestina," and renamed the city of Jerusalem "Aelia
    Capitolina." Jews were banned from entering Jerusalem on pain of death. Emperor Hadrian's reign was the beginning of the contraction of the Roman empire, with Hadrian's Wall in Britian marking the Empire's furthest extent. Jews were later allowed to enter Jerusalem once a year to pray at the Western Wall on Tisha B'Av.

    The land of Isrel was subsequently invaded or occupied by:
    135 A.D. Roman Empire
    390 A.D. Byzantine Empire
    614 A.D. Sassanid Persians
    635 A.D. Umayyad Caliphate
    750 A.D. Abbasid Caliphate
    909 A.D. Fatimid Caliphate
    1071 A.D. Seljuk Turks
    1099 A.D. Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
    1187 A.D. Ayyubid Sultanate
    1260 A.D. Mongolian Empire
    1291 A.D. Mamllub Sultanate of Egypt
    1517 A.D. Ottoman Sultanate
    1660 A.D. Druze Dynasty
    1799 A.D. French Napoleon
    1844 A.D. Tanzimat Ottoman Empire
    1864 A.D. Ottoman Vilayet of Syria
    1917 A.D. British Mandate

    For centuries, people across the world desired to pilgrimaage to Jerusalem, including Abraham Lincoln. The Library of Congress has a scrapbook with an account by Rev N.W. Miner of Springfield, who officiated at Lincoln's burial, in which are recalled President Lincoln's last words while at Ford's Theater with his wife: "Mrs. Lincoln informed me that ... the very last moments of
    his conscious life were spent in conversation with her about his future
    plans. ... He said he wanted to visit the Holy Land and see those places hallowed by the footprints of the Saviour. He was saying there was no city he so much desired to see as Jerusalem. As the Roman Empire experienced
    disaster when it forced Jews from the land, a series of coincidences have
    been compiled relating to the United States and Israel.

    - On Oct. 30, 1991, President George H.W. Bush signed the Oslo Accord pressuring Israel to give "land for peace." The next day, the "perfect
    storm" hit New England, causing damages over $100 million, including 30 foot waves demolishing the home of President George H.W. Bush at Kennebunkport, Maine.
    - On Aug. 23, 1992, President George H.W. Bush pressured Israel with the Madrid "land for peace agreement. The same day, Hurricane Andrew mashed into Florida, causing $30 billion in damages, destroying over 180,000 homes.
    - On Jan 16, 1994, President Bill Clinton met in Geneva with Syria's
    president Hafez el-Assad to discuss Israel giving up the Golan Heights in exchange for peace. Within 24 hours a 6.9 earthquake devastated Southern California.
    - On Jan. 21, 1998, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netnyahu was snubbed at the White House when President Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright refused to have lunch with him. The same day, the Monica Lewinsky scandal erupted.
    - On Sept. 28, 1998, Secretary of State Albright detailed another "land for peace" agreement requiring Israel to surrender 13 percent of the West Bank
    and Gaza. President Clinton met with Yasser Arafat and Benjamin Netanyhu at the White House, followed by Arafat telling the United Nations there would soon be a Paletinian state. The same day, Hurricane Georges hit the Gulf Coast, causing $1 billion in damages.
    - On Oct. 15, 1998, Yassar Arafat and Benjamin Netanyahu met in Maryland to discuss Israel giving up 13% of the West Bank and Gaza in exchange for "peace." Two days later, tornadoes hit Texas, leaving $1 billion in damages.
    - On Dec. 12, 1998, President Clinton arrived in the Palestinian area to discuss Israel giving up "land for peace." The same day President Clinton
    was impeached.
    - On May 3, 1999, Yaser Arafat had scheduled a press conference to discuss a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. The same day, the most powerful tornado storms to hit the United States wipped through Oklahoma and Kansas.
    - On June 8, 2001, President George W. Bush sent Secretary Tenet to Jerusalem with a proposal to exchange land for a "Roadmap to Peace." The same day, tropical storm Allison hit Texas, causing $7 billion in damage and closing George Bush airport for two days.
    - As part of a U.S. brokered deal, Jews were forcibly evacuated from Gaza, with the last Jewish resident being dragged out on Aug. 22, 2005. The very next day, a tropical depression in the Atlantic turned into Hurricane
    Katrina and headed straight for New Orleans, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate. Property damage in New Orleans exceeded $81 billion. Nearly 2,000 people died. It was one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. hitory. Instead of "peace," Hamas took over Gaza and began digging tunnels and firing thousands of rockets into Israel.

    In a day of prayer and remembrance, Sept. 8, 2005, President Bush stated: "Hurricane Katrina was one of the worst natural disasters in our nation's history and has caused unimaginable devastation and heartbreak throughout the Gulf Coat Region. ... Communities ... decimated ... Lives ... lost. ... Hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans are suffering great hardship." Though not a call to repentance as past presidents had proclaimed, President Bush did end his day of prayer and remembrance with: "To honor the memory of those who lost their lives, to provide comfort and strength to families of
    the victims. ... I call upon all Americans to pray to Almighty God and to perform acts of service. ... Across our nation, many selfless deeds reflect the promise of the Scripture: "For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in.'"

    About the writer: William J. Federrer is the author of "Change to Chains: The 6,000 Year Quest for Global Control" and "What Every American Needs to Know About the Quran: A History of Islam and the United States." Source: American Minute.

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