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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Arrogant and Defiant Illegal Aliens



Justin Smith expresses the opinion of Americans that elected President Trump to Office. Stop illegal alien immigration and move out the illegal aliens who refuse any path to E Pluribus Unum U.S. citizenship. E Pluribus Unum is a distinct contradiction to Leftist Multicultural Diversity. The American motto means we are a nation of immigrants that have ONE American culture. If any kind of immigrant refuses to assimilate into ONE nation, they must leave.

JRH 5/19/18
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Arrogant and Defiant Illegal Aliens

By Justin O. Smith
Sent 5/18/2018 12:35 AM

White hot anger danced across my mind at the sight of a horde of illegal alien invaders crossing the U.S. southern border, between April 27th and April 29th, as several climbed the border fence holding the Honduran flag, reminiscent of so many other incidents at the border when so-called "immigrants" waved Mexican and Guatemalan flags. This was an anger, a patriotic resentment, intensified by the sight of Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders), a communist front group, alongside U.S. and foreign media and U.S. lawyers and advocates, such as Heather Cronk of 'Show Up for Racial Justice', who were paving the way for their crossing, as though these illegal aliens were entitled to enter America and the Americans themselves had no choice or say in the matter -- a white hot anger that demands such "immigrants" be banned from America until Hell itself freezes over.

Most patriotic Americans feel the same flush of resentment, and that resentment is not softened by the sight of Mexican immigrants flying Mexican flags all across the nation at anti-President Trump and pro-illegal alien protests, especially when many Americans realize that there are many other nationalities, including Muslim majority countries, crossing with the Central American illegals. Neither does it help to ease that frustration once one understands that 800 different languages are now spoken in New York City and over a hundred are spoken in Los Angeles, and even though the United States spends billions of dollars on English classes for immigrant children, our country is reduced to pressing "1" for Spanish, "2" for English and "3" for Arabic.

These immigrants started out marching from the Honduran - Guatemala border in March and they trekked straight through Mexico, some two thousand at one point, to the U.S. border, primarily with approximately 1200 Hondurans, Guatemalans and Mexicans, along with a few other nationalities, where they sought to enter or actually crossed as "refugees" seeking asylum. The asylum ploy was well drilled into them by U.S. lawyers prior to them setting out on this journey, chanting and waving Honduran flags the entire way.

Despite their longing for a better life and wanting to escape the civil strife of Honduras and the wars of Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala, now fleeing organized crime and the gang violence of the infamous "northern triangle" region, it is hard not to fault them for not staying and fighting, with everything in themselves, in order to save their own countries. Americans did so during our War for Independence, because, for most of them, they had already fled intolerable situations, and America was the last stop. 

Rush Limbaugh expressed best what all Americans were thinking when he stated: "What I can't understand is the arrogance, the defiance of these people. I could comprehend someone wanting a better life, sneaking in, and, if caught, feeling apologetic. But these people are marching in front of cameras, in front of the whole world. They demand to be admitted here. Where does this sense of entitlement come from?"

Renown author, Ann Coulter recently wrote, "Why not be honest: Illegals are self-entitled lawbreakers and thieves, stealing jobs and government benefits meant for our own people."

And what of those legal immigrants now residing here in America, who paid out many thousands of dollars on application, legal and expediting fees -- what does this say to them?

Couldn't these immigrants claim "refugee status" and protection in the first safe country they reach, meaning Mexico? They could, as noted by Secretary of Homeland Defense Kirstjen Nielsen. If Mexico feels no obligation to welcome these refugees, why should this obligation fall to America and Her people?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions called this caravan "a deliberate attempt to undermine our laws and overwhelm our system".  And he was right.

Rather than waving the American flag out of reverence and respect for our country, the one they want to call their new home, these "immigrants", who had yet to file the first scrap of paperwork starting the process, were waving every flag except the American flag -- the flags of hellholes they supposedly wish to escape. These are not "refugees"; they are invaders.

This caravan was never about asylum or refugees, at least not for People Without Borders. It was a concerted and well-funded effort to advance the Communist globalist agenda of breaking down sovereign borders, especially in America. One may have noticed that these penniless refugees had glossy new Honduran flags and pre-printed signs. They are funded by the leftist, fascist billionaire George Soros, who seeks to erode America's sovereignty and demonize Her.

On Wednesday May 2, 2018 Jeff Sessions also stated: "We are not going to let this country be overwhelmed. People are not going [to] ... stampede our border. ... People should wait their turn, ask to apply lawfully before they enter our country."

Sessions later went on to direct U.S attorneys to prosecute every illegal entry that they could. This directive came not only in response to the caravan arrival, but it was also a response to the recent DHS report that documented a 203 percent increase in illegal border crossings, between March 2017 and March 2018; the report also revealed the single largest month-to-month increase since 2011, noting a thirty-seven percent increase between February and March of 2018.

But America can't seem to get a break. If it’s not Democrat leftists in Nashville protesting the Tennessee State Legislature's proposed HB-2315 that prevents sanctuary cities from forming in the state, ever in pursuit of the illegal alien vote, it’s Speaker Paul Ryan proposing an amnesty bill for DACA in the House, that pleases forty Big Business first Republican legislators, as they also move to block President Trump's agenda regarding border security, the visa lottery and chain migration. In the former, the Democrats allege that HB-2315 is a mass deportation bill, and although it is not, it should be.

Let that white-hot anger loose on Congress and state legislators, America, as the 2018 election approaches, and demand a mass deportation operation to remove some 35 million illegal aliens from our country, and force Congress to stop allowing 500,000 to a million illegal aliens annually to jump our borders. Use your white-hot anger to force Congress to put Americans above all refugees and place thirteen million American children living in poverty at the top of their list, along with five million unemployed and a million homeless Americans: Deport every illegal alien in the country now -- round them up --  and don't allow anymore, not one more, of these illegal aliens to barge into America, as if they have any right, a right that does not exist.

By Justin O. Smith
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Edited by John R. Houk
All Source links are by the Editor

© Justin O. Smith


Friday, May 18, 2018

Deep State Crimes Beginning to Spill

John R. Houk, Blog Editor
© May 18, 2018



Hardly any media outlets whether TV, radio or print; inform on Deep State matters are being exposed. Why? Because the Mainstream Media (MSM) is Leftist and is the propaganda machine of the Deep State dedicated to take down our duly Elected President Donald Trump by whatever lie they can get to stick on the memories of the Americans that are gullible.

Because of this MSM blackout, I’m doing my part of cross posting the increasingly growing steady stream of news showing Deep State cadres are extremely close to being exposed form criminal activities.

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Ex-US Attorney: Obama CIA Chief Led Operation To Frame Trump


BY BEN MARQUIS
MAY 16, 2018 AT 2:16PM

The Trump campaign/Russian collusion narrative — which led to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — has been steadily unraveling in recent weeks.

Despite a year long investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, “no credible evidence” of collusion with the Trump campaign has been found, and the “evidence” and intelligence that has been offered up appears to be false and manufactured.

Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova spoke about that and other recent developments during an appearance on Fox News with Laura Ingraham on Tuesday night, and cast the blame on the operation, which he viewed as a set up to frame President Donald Trump, on former Obama administration CIA Director John Brennan.

“It was abundantly clear that there was no legitimate basis even for a counter intelligence investigation, let alone a criminal investigation,” DiGenova said.

“It is quite obvious that John Brennan was at the head of the group of people who were going to create a counter intelligence investigation against Trump by creating false information that was going to be fed through Carter Page, and fed through George Papadopoulos so that it would be picked up, reported back to Washington and provide the basis for a counter, a fake, counter intelligence investigation,” he continued.

“And it was all Brennan’s doing,” DiGenova stated emphatically.

“And that is why the Justice Department is viciously fighting revealing everything they can about the source in London, who everybody knows the identity of.”

Ingraham asked the former U.S. attorney to further explain recent reports about an unnamed “source” in London who allegedly provided information that was used as a basis for the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign.

“The source in London was another person who was feeding false information to George Papadopoulos and others about collusion which did not exist,” DiGenova replied.

Another guest on the program, former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell, spoke about another aspect of the creation of the Trump/Russia collusion narrative and the anti-Trump dossier compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele on behalf of Democrat-funded political opposition research firm Fusion GPS.

She noted how the FBI had granted access to a handful of private contractors, likely to include Fusion GPS, to sift through raw intelligence gathered under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This was then passed on to Steele and others and recycled back to the U.S. intelligence community with a false air of legitimacy to help form the narrative used as the basis for the investigation into Trump.

DiGenova picked up on what Powell had mentioned and pointed out that there had been two opinions issued by the FISA court in opposition to that illegal practice of allowing private contractors access to the sensitive raw intelligence data.

“All of that was designed for the unmasking and the leaking of the names, and that was all done by private contractors,” DiGenova said. “The FISA court objected to it and it never stopped.”

The supposition that Brennan was the ringleader of an attempt to “frame” Trump is little more than DiGenova’s opinion, informed however well it might be by experience and information obtained through public and private sources.

That said, it increasingly appears as though the entire Trump/Russia collusion narrative was indeed created wholly out of false, manufactured or misconstrued information in order to provide justification for the investigation that was likely intended to prevent Trump from winning the election, or at least hamstring his agenda and lead to his impeachment once he took office.

On top of that, Brennan has made it blatantly obvious that he loathes Trump, so it isn’t too much of a stretch to think he may have used the powerful intelligence tools at his disposal in order to “frame” an innocent man and destroy him politically. Hopefully we will find out the truth soon when the DOJ inspector general’s report is released.

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Trump: Obama FBI Spied on Campaign, ‘Bigger Than Watergate’


By Chris Agee
May 17, 2018 at 10:16am

One paragraph from a recent New York Times article has sparked indignant reactions from President Donald Trump and a number of his political allies.

According to Fox News, the revelation that “at least one government informant met several times” with two advisers during the 2016 presidential cycle led to speculation that the FBI was conducting espionage within the Trump campaign.

The Times report indicated the informant met with both Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, prompting Trump and others to speculate about the extent of the operation within the Trump campaign.

In a tweet on the topic Thursday morning, the president cited National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy’s assessment of the new details.



“Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI ‘SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT,'” Trump wrote. “Andrew McCarthy says, ‘There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.'”

He claimed the allegation, if true, would be a conspiracy “bigger than Watergate!”

That tweet came one year after the appointment of Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller, who has gone on to secure indictments against some of the figures involved in the investigation. Trump marked the anniversary by attacking those in charge of the probe.



In one tweet, he once again called the investigation a “Witch Hunt,” this time adding “disgusting” and “illegal” to his description.

Trump went on to claim that despite the DOJ probe, he has had “the most successful first 17 month Administration in U.S. history – by far!”

Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who was added to the president’s legal team last month, weighed in on the latest news by discusing [sic] a scenario in which former FBI Director James Comey should face criminal prosecution.

He appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Thursday to decry the behavior outlined in The Times article.

“That would be the biggest scandal in the history of this town, at least involving law enforcement,” Giuliani said.

According to The Times report, however, the FBI had been investigating Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton for some time regarding her email server controversy prior to dedicating any resources to Trump’s team. When the assignment came late in the election season, officials were reportedly specifically tasked with investigating four campaign associates: Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, and the aforementioned Page and Papadopoulos.

Regardless of the extent of the investigation, Giuliani expressed confidence that the FBI did not gather any evidence against the Trump campaign.

“If there’s a spy, they got nothing from it,” he said.

Nevertheless, Giuliani suggested Comey “should be prosecuted” if he ordered the investigation.

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Here We Go=> Mueller Gives Manafort Judge Unredacted Rosenstein Memo


By Cristina Laila
May 17, 2018

Robert Mueller’s office begrudgingly gave Judge T.S. Ellis the unredacted Rosenstein memo detailing the Special Counsel’s scope in a sealed court filing Thursday.


Reuters reported:

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office notified a federal court in Virginia on Thursday it had filed under seal an unredacted memorandum that is expected to shed light on the scope of his wide-ranging probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Judge T.S. Ellis lost his temper a couple weeks ago in a Manafort hearing and accused Mueller’s prosecutors of using the case against Trump’s former campaign chairman to oust the President from office.

The Reagan-appointed judge also ordered the government to hand over the unredacted Rosenstein memo.

The Judge told Mueller’s prosecutors, “We don’t want anyone with unfettered power.”

Mueller’s prosecutors argued they have certain authorities given to them which were laid out in Rosenstein’s August 2017 memo.

Judge Ellis scoffed at Mueller’s prosecutors who argued the memo has to be kept a secret because of ongoing investigations and ordered the unredacted memo to be released within a two week time frame.

And here we are; Judge Ellis now has the unredacted memo.

Stay tuned. The Gateway Pundit will be reporting on Judge Ellis’ response to this memo and to Manafort’s motion to have Mueller’s case against him dismissed.
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IG Report: FBI & DOJ Broke Law In Clinton Email Investigation - Referred For Criminal Charges


IG Horowitz has found "reasonable grounds" for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ's handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution

MAY 17, 2018

The Department of Justice's Inspector General has released a report which indicated that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the DOJ both broke the law during the probe into Hillary Clinton's illegal email server.

The report was kept private, but The Wall Street Journal reported:

Those invited to review the report were told they would have to sign nondisclosure agreements in order to read it, people familiar with the matter said. They are expected to have a few days to craft a response to any criticism in the report, which will then be incorporated in the final version to be released in coming weeks.

However, Former D.C. bureau chief for Investor's Business Daily, Hoover Institution media fellow, and author of several books, including bestseller INFILTRATIONhttps://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?source=bk&t=freedomoutpos-20&bm-id=default&l=ktl&linkId=626ad3bdb7b3798f0c4860278521887b&_cb=1526594974640 (https://amzn.to/2Iyv2u6), Paul Sperry, tweeted out that the IG is turning over a referral to the DOJ for possible criminal charges in the matter.

"IG Horowitz has found "reasonable grounds" for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ's handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution," he tweeted.


Sperry continued, "Comey/Yates targeted Gen. Flynn in C.I. investigation a yr BEFORE he communicated w Russian ambassador in Dec 2016 as a transition official--and the trigger was Flynn sitting at same table w Putin at Dec 2015 Moscow event, even tho Green Party's Jill Stein also at table."


"As the IG prepares to release his next report, Sally Yates is suddenly animated & agitated. She is tweet-storming against Trump, giving speeches bashing Trump, and spinning her role in the investigations in the New York Times. Yates appears worried about something ahead of report," Sperry added.


Tyler Durden goes into detail over at Zero Hedge on recapping what all has taken place and what is expected to take place as a result of the report.  He believes that this is the foundation for appointing a Special Counsel.

He writes:

Once congress has reviewed the OIG report, the House and Senate Judiciary Committees will use it to supplement their investigations, which will result in hearings with the end goal of requesting or demanding a Special Counsel investigation. The DOJ can appoint a Special Counsel at any point, or wait for Congress to demand one. If a request for a Special Counsel is ignored, Congress can pass legislation to force an the appointment.

And while the DOJ could act on the OIG report and investigate / prosecute themselves without a Special Counsel, it is highly unlikely that Congress would stand for that given the subjects of the investigation.

After the report's completion, the DOJ will weigh in on it. Their comments are key. As TrumpSoldier points out in his analysis, the DOJ can take various actions regarding "Policy, personnel, procedures, and re-opening of investigations. In short, just about everything (Immunity agreements can also be rescinded)."

...

With the wheels set in motion last week seemingly align with Congressional requests and the OIG mandate, and the upcoming OIG report likely to serve as a foundational opinion, the DOJ will finally be empowered to move forward with an impartially appointed Special Counsel.


The question now though is, will we ever see any justice in the matter concerning Hillary Clinton's crimes?  It's one thing to deal with criminal activity in the DOJ and the FBI, even though it's like the fox guarding the henhouse (https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?source=bk&t=freedomoutpos-20&bm-id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ba8c5c3217811856d2bea629482893d7&_cb=1526595654518https://amzn.to/2Iyv2u6).  It's another to actually deal with a woman, who we know because of the evidence we've seen and the laws we have, who knowingly broke the law.


Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.comSonsOfLibertyMedia.comGunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his "more precious than rubies" wife, father of 10 "mighty arrows", jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. . Follow Tim on Twitter. Also check him out on Gab and Steemit
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WSJ Reporter: We’ve Confirmed the Worst – US Intel Truly Was Spying on Trump Camp


BY CILLIAN ZEAL
MAY 17, 2018 AT 7:05AM

Kimberley Strassel (WSJ) & James Comey

A Wednesday piece by The New York Times which details the FBI’s investigation into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign may have revealed more than intended, at least if a Wall Street Journal reporter who has covered the surveillance previously is correct.

The Journal’s Kimberley Strassel has written about the investigation in the past. In a piece last week, she posited that the FBI may have used a mole in the Trump campaign, particularly given the Department of Justice’s reluctance to turn over information about the informant to congressional investigators.

The Times piece revealed more details about the Trump campaign surveillance operation — called “Crossfire Hurricane” in reference to the Rolling Stones song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” — and just how extensive it was.

While the tenor of the article, which was written by Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman and Nicholas Fandos, is overwhelmingly favorable to the FBI and dismisses any claims that the surveillance was politically motivated, (“I never saw anything that resembled a witch hunt or suggested that the bureau’s approach to the investigation was politically driven,” one DOJ official is quoted as saying) there were a few things buried deep in there that specifically caught Strassel’s attention.

In a tweetstorm Wednesday evening, Strassel noted key problems in The Times’ narrative, particularly when the story appeared and significant facts that they glossed over.

Strassel first argued that the article was a calculated leak of sorts in an effort to get out ahead of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and the information that he’s gathering and releasing regarding the FBI’s sources on the Trump investigation.


However, she says it proves what Trump was claiming all along: namely, that his campaign was being spied upon.


The story briefly mentions that “one government informant met several times with Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos, current and former officials said. That has become a politically contentious point, with Mr. Trump’s allies questioning whether the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign or trying to entrap campaign officials.”

However, if that informant met several times with two low-level Trump campaign officials, one wonders just what his role — if any — in the Trump campaign might have been. It seems somewhat unlikely that a random individual outside the campaign would have had the opportunity to meet with both George Papadopoulos and Carter Page without some suspicion being aroused if the informant didn’t have extremely close ties to the campaign.



Strassel then noted the fact that if the FBI is willing to leak information that makes them look good to media sources, they shouldn’t have any problem complying with the subpoena that the House Intelligence Committee issued.

She also pointed out that the FBI had claimed the dossier had little to no influence on the investigation.




Sally Yates, for those of you with short memories, was the deputy attorney general under former President Barack Obama.

Strassel closed with a shot at the DOJ and James Comey.


This is arguably the biggest story in quite some time. We already knew that intelligence had been weaponized by Obama-era apparatchiks to get a FISA court to agree to surveillance and that the Trump dossier had been prepared using money from the Clinton campaign. However, we’re beginning to realize it went deeper than that — and it could have included a mole in the Trump campaign itself.

If it did, we need to know. No more of this drip-drip-drip of information specifically designed as a limited hangout. It’s time that the American people are appraised, once and for all, just how far the Obama administration went in using the apparatus of the federal government to infiltrate the campaign of their political adversary.

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Deep State Crimes Beginning to Spill
John R. Houk, Blog Editor
© May 18, 2018
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Ex-US Attorney: Obama CIA Chief Led Operation To Frame Trump

Trump: Obama FBI Spied on Campaign, ‘Bigger Than Watergate’

WSJ Reporter: We’ve Confirmed the Worst – US Intel Truly Was Spying on Trump Camp

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Here We Go=> Mueller Gives Manafort Judge Unredacted Rosenstein Memo

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IG Report: FBI & DOJ Broke Law In Clinton Email Investigation - Referred For Criminal Charges



Thursday, May 17, 2018

My Christian Zionism Relating to Jerusalem U.S. Embassy


John R. Houk
© May 17, 2018


I am a Christian Zionist. This means my reflections on the Jewish State of Israel might be a bit controversial definitely to the American Left and to a few Conservative Americans. Essentially the Land of Israel belongs to the Jews by Promise from God Almighty Himself. You can probably guess as well, I am no friend of the Arabs that claim to be the made-up people known as Palestinians.

The Christian side of my Zionism probably is a bit of a turn-off to many observant Jews; viz., the re-establishment of the nation of Israel is an indicative sign the that Savior of humankind – Jesus the Messiah – is returning soon to establish the Kingdom of God on earth. On the other hand, I am not an overt fan in demanding Jews accept Jesus as their Savior.

This demand has been a blight on Christians through history. As Gentiles became the prominent population of the Christian make up, Antisemitism reared its ugly head against Jews with false accusations of Christ-killer. Remember ALL of the 12 Apostles and the initial Christians were ALL Jewish!

The Apostle Paul – born Jewish Saul of Tarsus – became a Christian after ending his Pharisaic Temple-ruler edict to persecute Christians. Jesus Himself appeared to Paul traveling the Damascus road to persecute Christians. Paul Believed in Jesus became an Apostle of The Way. Paul then became the catalyst to bring the Gospel of Christ to the Non-Jewish Gentiles as instructed by Jesus:

 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16: 15 NKJV)

So, why don’t I demand the overt conversion of Jewish people? Observant Jews are steeped in their traditions that probably won’t change without a Road to Damascus moment such as Paul experienced. Thus, at Christ’s return at the Second Coming, Jews will have their Road to Damascus moment. Until that day, I am fully supportive of Jews practicing Judaism and all their traditions (which ironically point to a future Messiah and many Christians believe are a type of the Christ [See Also: HERE, HERE &. HERE]).

Originally, I intended this as an intro to an Ari Bussel submission. However, the more I began writing the more I realized I was writing my thoughts on Christian Zionism. Ari’s submission essentially writes about President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital city Jerusalem is a God blesses those who bless Israel moment. As a Christian Zionist, I 100% concur with Ari Bussel.

JRH 5/17/18
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The God of Israel Rewards Those Who Come to Take Refuge under His Wings


By Ari Bussel
Sent 5/14/2018 5:39 PM

Dear Friends,

Yitz Dekel from Los Angeles writes:  "As an 11 years old boy in Haifa, I clearly remember the turbulent and riveting days of May 14 and May 15, 1948…”

It was today, exactly 70 years ago, that the world witnessed the rebirth of an ancient nation in its Biblical and historical homeland, the nation of Israel in the Land of Israel.

Today, as the US moved its embassy to Jerusalem, Israelis and Jews the world over expressed their joy in one simple, unifying manner.  

We said a blessing, thanking God the Almighty, Lord of the Universe
who has granted us life and sustained us
who has brought us to this very moment, 
enabling us to reach this occasion

(The Blessing of Shehecheyanu)



ברכת שהחיינו

ברוך אתה ה׳
אלוהינו מלך העולם
שהחיינו 
וקיימנו 
והגיענו 
לזמן הזה

[Blog Editor: Google Translate of above Hebrew Shehecheyanu blessing:

Shehecheyanu blessing

bless you God'
Our God is King of the Universe
Shehecheyanu
And we have
And we arrived
For this time]

Unlike an Orthodox (religious) Jew, for a secular Israeli, reciting this blessing is not something we do often, easily or without thought.  It is thus all the more extraordinary that from the President to the Prime Minister of Israel, to every Israeli and Jew wherever one is, we said the same thing, with the utmost sincerity and meaning - for having reached this time and place!

As I sent out the text of the Prime Minister’s speech, our Christian friends replied immediately with greetings.  They were excited too, or maybe it was our joy that permeated and saturated the entire surface.  We were reinforcing each other, delighted and jubilant.  
Israel 
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center here in Los Angeles writes:

Enter Donald Trump. With the stroke of a pen, he validated 3,500 years of Jewish history by opening the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, debunking the global smear campaign against the Jewish State.

His decision will also have an impact on Christian-Jewish relations. My grandparents fled Eastern Europe at the beginning of the 20th Century primarily because of theologically-fueled hatred from Christian churches and clergy.

They would have been shocked to see the hundreds of Christian Zionists who sat shoulder to shoulder with American and Israeli Jews at the embassy opening on Monday. And they would have been amazed to learn it was American Christians, led by a few million Evangelicals, who consistently reminded President Trump about candidate Trump’s promise to do right by Israel.

For us, the Jewish people, it is amazing to see Christians standing with us; side by side, often leading.  As it is says in Psalms:

Psalms Chapter 133 תְּהִלִּים

א  שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת, לְדָוִד:
הִנֵּה מַה-טּוֹב, וּמַה-נָּעִים--    שֶׁבֶת
אַחִים גַּם-יָחַד.

1 A Song of Ascents; of David. {N}
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

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Like our Christian friends the world over, minorities in Israel celebrate too, with equal dosages of excitement.  They know that it is in Israel and nowhere else where they can live freely and securely, as equal citizens in a Jewish country.  In the only Jewish country in the world, they can worship as they wish.  So it was in Biblical times; so it is in modern era in the 21st Century.

An Israeli Druze whom I am honored to call a friend, Riad Hasson, writes:  

This day in Jerusalem was most thrilling.  Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel and the Jewish people for all its generations.  We, the Israeli Druze, are proud of the decision and the execution (of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem)!!  Jerusalem - the City of King David - is suitable and warrants glory and honor, appropriate for the City of the Forefathers and the City toward which the eyes of the entire world turn.   I love your Jerusalem.  We all love you Jerusalem!


My dear friend Mendi Safadi, also an Israeli Druze, was in Jerusalem the entire day celebrating.  Here are some pictures he took - join, as if we are all there!  As I was forwarding the video clips he took, people thought I am in Zion Jerusalem.  “No,” I replied, “I am in the City of Angels, saluting the City of God.”

(Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

[Blog Editor: Ari included many photos of the U.S. Embassy event in Jerusalem. Below are only a few hand-picked stunning photos. I feel confident if you want the entire photo array, ask Ari Bussel to send them to you - bussel@me.com]





The power and energy emanate from Zion Jerusalem, like an immense beam of light, and the entire world turns its head toward the City on the Hills, as foretold by the Prophet Isaiah:

Isaiah Chapter 2 יְשַׁעְיָהוּ

ב  וְהָיָה בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים, נָכוֹן יִהְיֶה הַר בֵּית-יְהוָה בְּרֹאשׁ הֶהָרִים, וְנִשָּׂא, מִגְּבָעוֹת; וְנָהֲרוּ אֵלָיו, כָּל-הַגּוֹיִם.
2 And it shall come to pass in the end of days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established as the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
ג  וְהָלְכוּ עַמִּים רַבִּים, וְאָמְרוּ לְכוּ וְנַעֲלֶה אֶל-הַר-יְהוָה אֶל-בֵּית אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב, וְיֹרֵנוּ מִדְּרָכָיו, וְנֵלְכָה בְּאֹרְחֹתָיו:  כִּי מִצִּיּוֹן תֵּצֵא תוֹרָה, וּדְבַר-יְהוָה מִירוּשָׁלִָם.
3 And many peoples shall go and say: 'Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths.' For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

However, it is not the Prophet Isaiah’s words that are applicable today.  Instead, as we are in the City of David, the redheaded, good-looking David, who was skillful in playing and a mighty man of valor, a man of war and prudent in affairs and a comely person (1 Samuel 16:18).  David son of Yishai, grandson of Oved, great-grandson of Ruth of Moab.

Ruth was not Jewish, and yet she is the great-grandmother of King David, whose city we celebrate today and every day.  Jerusalem was once the home of the Temple, today it is the capital of Israel.  It is the same King David from whose lineage Jews and Christian alike believe that the Messiah will come.

Ruth wonders too, for she is “a foreigner” and yet treated equally or even better than the locals.  Such in ancient times; so at present times.  And so we are told the reason:  for “you left your father and your mother and your homeland, and you went to a nation you did not know previously.”  Ruth came to “take refuge under the wings of the Lord, God of Israel,” and so this act of hers is forever recognized and not forgotten:

Ruth Chapter 2 רוּת

  וַתִּפֹּל, עַל-פָּנֶיהָ, וַתִּשְׁתַּחוּ, אָרְצָה; וַתֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו, מַדּוּעַ מָצָאתִי חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ לְהַכִּירֵנִי--וְאָנֹכִי, נָכְרִיָּה.
10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed down to the ground, and said unto him: 'Why have I found favour in thy sight, that thou shouldest take cognizance of me, seeing I am a foreigner?'
יא  וַיַּעַן בֹּעַז, וַיֹּאמֶר לָהּ--הֻגֵּד הֻגַּד לִי כֹּל אֲשֶׁר-עָשִׂית אֶת-חֲמוֹתֵךְ, אַחֲרֵי מוֹת אִישֵׁךְ; וַתַּעַזְבִי אָבִיךְ וְאִמֵּךְ, וְאֶרֶץ מוֹלַדְתֵּךְ, וַתֵּלְכִי, אֶל-עַם אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יָדַעַתְּ תְּמוֹל שִׁלְשׁוֹם.
11 And Boaz answered and said unto her: 'It hath fully been told me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother-in-law since the death of thy husband; and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people that thou knewest not heretofore.
יב  יְשַׁלֵּם יְהוָה, פָּעֳלֵךְ; וּתְהִי מַשְׂכֻּרְתֵּךְ שְׁלֵמָה, מֵעִם יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֲשֶׁר-בָּאת, לַחֲסוֹת תַּחַת-כְּנָפָיו.
12 The LORD recompense thy work, and be thy reward complete from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to take refuge.'

Ruth lived the way she did not expecting anything in return.  Quite on the contrary, she sacrificed and risked much.  In many ways, we have witnessed many more “Ruths” millennia later during the Holocaust.  These were the Righteous Gentiles.

And so we recall an ancient promise by God the Almighty.  How wonderful we have an opportunity to “open The Book” and refresh our memories.  We will discover there so many wonderfully amazing things.  All foretold; all happening in ancient times and at present times!

Genesis Chapter 12 בְּרֵאשִׁית

ג  וַאֲבָרְכָה, מְבָרְכֶיךָ, וּמְקַלֶּלְךָ, אָאֹר; וְנִבְרְכוּ בְךָ, כֹּל מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה.
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.'

We have apparently merited reaching this very day and witnessing history in the making.

SHALOM!

Always,

Ari Bussel
bussel@me.com
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My Christian Zionism Relating to Jerusalem U.S. Embassy
John R. Houk
© May 17, 2018
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The God of Israel Rewards Those Who Come to Take Refuge under His Wings

 Edited by John R. Houk
Text enclosed by brackets and explanatory links are by the Editor.

© Ari Bussel

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Ari Bussel is Vice President of Operations at Saybrex International, a privately held family business specializing in the distribution of fine wines and spirits. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and has held various positions in the company since 1993.

Prior to joining Saybrex, Mr. Bussel served as First Lieutenant in the Center for Systems Analysis at General Headquarters of the Israel Defense Forces, where he led the implementation of the Logistics War Doctrine in the Computerized Wargame Program.

Mr. Bussel is involved in a variety of philanthropic and civic activities. Mr. Bussel completed the Team Beverly Hills Leadership Program and served on the Environmental Sustainability Topic Committee of the City of Beverly Hills. He was a member of the Steering Committees of former Beverly Hills Mayor MeraLee Goldman and the current Beverly Hills City Treasurer, the Hon. Eliot Finkel. Mr. Bussel also completed and participated in the Community Emergency Response Training Program of the City of Beverly Hills as well as READ THE REST