June 1, 2011

Israel Borders Becoming More Insecure

Israel is in trouble on multiple fronts. The recent overthrown of the former ally in Egypt is already beginning to show signs of trouble. The radical group in the Muslim Brotherhood who like many of the other neighbors of Israel wants a Palestine state without any Jews has been anticipated to come to power in Eqypt when elections are to be held this fall. Already though, the current government rulers have relaxed the borders with the Gaza Strip, allowing weapons to pour across the border--weapons that the USA financed being the #1 financier of Egypt's military I might add--and these weapons I will suspect will eventually be used by the Muslim Brotherhood to target Israel once they do come to power. The terrorists continue to arm up, whether in Syria, Gaza, the West Bank, or in Iran. Eventually this powder keg will become too big not to blow.

Perilous days ahead for Israel. Time to pray.

Egypt Permanently Opens Gaza Border Crossing

Egypt lifted a 4-year-old blockade of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, greatly easing travel restrictions on the 1.5 million residents of the Palestinian territory in a move that bolstered the Hamas government while dealing a setback to Israel's attempts to isolate the militant group.

The sense of relief was palpable as buses piled high with luggage crossed the Rafah border terminal and hundreds of people traveled abroad for overdue medical appointments, business dealings and family affairs. In Israel, fears were heightened that militants and weapons will soon pour into the territory.

Israeli Military Preparing for Possible Border Clashes

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military is preparing for the possibility of violent protests along its borders in the coming days, aiming to avoid a repeat of deadly unrest that erupted earlier this month, a senior military official told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Facebook-organized activists have called for demonstrations next weekend in Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Mideast war, in which Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip east Jerusalem and Golan Heights.

Israel's police commissioner said the army also is planning to counter possible unrest in the West Bank in September after an expected U.N. vote to recognize Palestinian independence.

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