Psalm 122:6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure.


HFT Connect
May 25, 2008


by Elias Bejjani


The bloody terrorist riots that Hizbullah inflicted on Lebanon and its peaceful people recently, tragically shows that Lebanon today is confronting challenges of a magnitude unseen since the end of its civil war in 1990.

Hizbullah’s military and criminal acts against the Lebanese civilians, and its armed coup d’état against the country’s legitimate government were not, in fact, a surprise to those well-informed observers and political activists who have been closely monitoring this Iranian armed militia since it was founded by the Iranian mullahs (Shiite clergymen) in 1982.  It is worth mentioning that Hizbullah’s main mission is to export, advocate for, force and spread Ayatollah Khomeini’s religious ideology and revolution to all the Middle Eastern countries.


Hizbullah is NOT a Lebanese party by any criteria, but a foreign army in Lebanon, no more and no less.  Its decision-making process, financing, ideology, training, supplies and weapons all come from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards headquarters.  It is well documented by many neutral informed sources that Iran annually pays Hizbullah more than three billion dollars. 


Hizbullah’s Iranian mission has never been a secret at any time.  It is public and well-known to each and every Lebanese, while Hizbullah boasts of its divinity every day.  This group, as planned by its masters (the Iranian mullahs), has been working from day one on all levels, and by all means, to topple the Lebanese democratic, peaceful, consensual, multicultural, free and liberal regime, in a bid to replace it with a religious state, a replica of the regime forced upon the Iranian people for over the last 30 years.


Hizbullah has an actual state inside the Lebanese central state, fully controlling more than 40% of Beirut, the south, and the Bekaa Valley. Its state was erected during the Syrian occupation era of Lebanon (1976-2005).  Iran, with Syria, helped Hizbullah to control the Shiite Lebanese community and to take its members as hostages of intimidation and oppression.  The Lebanese people in general and the Shiite Lebanese community in particular had no say whatsoever in this matter.  Syria forced
Hizbullah on the Shiites and on the rest of the Lebanese communities through murder, kidnapping, terror and violence.


When the Syrian army was forced to withdraw from Lebanon in 2005, after 30 years of "nasty" occupation, Hizbullah replaced Syria in its criminal role.  Since then, it has been purposefully crippling the country and not allowing its democratic process to take place.  Numerous pro-Lebanon, anti-Syrian MPs, journalists, officials, army officers and intellectuals (including ex-Prime Minister Raffic Hariri) were assassinated by Hizbullah and Syria. 


The country’s parliament was closed by force and the MP’s have been unable to elect a President.  In 2006, Hizbullah instigated a devastating war with Israel that cost the country more than 1,500 victims and about 30 billion dollars in losses.
Hizbullah refuses to disarm, and has kept the central Lebanese government and its authority on all levels outside its closed cantons.  It has its own army (60,000 well-armed and well-trained men); it runs its own schools, jail, hospital, social services, construction companies, communication network, transportation and foreign relations.  Hizbullah’s General Secretary, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, is threatening to sever the hands and cut the necks of anyone who dares approach his party’s weapons.  Nasrallah tagged his weapons as "holy and sacred" and tied their fate to the Koran and Jihad.


The solid and proven fact that no one in the entire world should ignore is that Hizbullah, like the rest of the regional and global terrorist groups, understands and bows to only one language.  This language that they master and understand is a combination of force, deterrence and decisiveness.  Hopefully the world will be able to communicate with Hizbullah in its own language!

Editor’s Note:  The people of Lebanon that have suffered the most are the Christians.  Once a major part of the population of Lebanon (mostly in the south) today they have been systematically eliminated by violence and murder or have been driven out of their country.  We have many Lebanese friends of this ministry who are praying that the truth about Hizbullah and their country will become known to the praying Christians in North America!



These past couple of weeks have seen some powerful support of the State of Israel as they have celebrated 60 years of their existence.  Several delegations from the United States and its Congress have gone to Israel to show their support and appreciation for the State of Israel, founded on May 14, 1948.  Undoubtedly because of all this support, either Osama Bin Laden himself or some of his followers have produced another threatening tape.
Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden said in a new audio message that the terrorist organization will continue its holy war against Israel and its allies until it liberates Palestine.  The terrorist leader’s third message this year came as US President George W. Bush was wrapping up his visit to Israel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Jewish state.  Bin Laden said the fight for the Palestinian cause was the most important factor driving al-Qaida’s war with the West and fueled 19 Muslims to carry out the suicide attacks against the US on September 11, 2001. 
"To Western nations, this speech is to understand the core reason of the war between our civilization and your civilizations. I mean the Palestinian cause," said bin Laden in the 10 minute message.  "The Palestinian cause is the major issue for my (Islamic) nation.  It was an important element in fueling me from the beginning and the 19 others with a great motive to fight for those subjected to injustice and the oppressed," added bin Laden.
The authenticity of the message could not be verified, but it was posted on a Web site commonly used by al-Qaida and the voice resembled the one in past bin Laden audiotapes.  Intel Center, a US group that monitors al-Qaida message traffic, said the audio message was accompanied by a photo of bin Laden wearing a white robe and turban next to a picture of the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.  It was unclear when the photo of bin Laden was taken.  The al-Qaida leader said the Western media managed to brainwash people over the past 60 years by "portraying the Jewish invaders, the occupiers of our land, as the victims while it portrayed us as the terrorists.  Sixty years ago, the Israeli state didn’t exist. Instead, it was established on the land of Palestine" said bin Laden. "Israelis are occupying invaders whom we should fight."
By Ezra HaLevi,
Mayor Demands Bush Honor Letter to PM Sharon
Maaleh Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel has published an open letter to US President George W. Bush calling on him to keep his word and honor his promises to Ariel Sharon regarding building in areas of Judea and Samaria. The mayor of the Jerusalem suburb points out in his letter that every Israeli prime minister since Yitzchak Rabin has declared the necessity to build in the so-called E-1 area between Maaleh Adumim and the capital.
Kashriel quote’s Bush’s own letter that he wrote to then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in the months prior to the 2005 Disengagement in which the US President recognized the concept of settlement blocs to be annexed by Israel, even following a final negotiated agreement.  The relevant text of the letter reads: "In light of new realities on the ground, including already existing major Israeli population centers, it is unrealistic to expect that the outcome of final status negotiations will be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949, and all previous efforts to negotiate a two-state solution have reached the same conclusion.  It is realistic to expect that any final status agreement will only be achieved on the basis of mutually agreed changes that reflect these realities."
State department officials later spoke dismissively of the letter, saying its non-committal wording was meant to allow Sharon to claim diplomatic gains in order to promote his Gaza withdrawal, but not as a solid commitment that Israel could retain any parts of Judea or Samaria.  Kashriel’s open letter to Bush was published in Israel’s daily newspapers. The Mayor himself has moved a caravan to the E-1 area, which now sits alongside the new Judea and Samaria police headquarters on the barren tract of land slated to become the neighborhood of Mevaseret Adumim.
EDITOR’S NOTE:  The situation in Israel is very confusing and difficult at the present time.  Believers need to pray much for wisdom for the US President who professes to be a believer in our Lord Yeshua!

David Hocking
HFT Connect