U.S. and Britain Admit NAZI UNDERGROUND Behind Arab Crisis!

U.S. and Britain Admit NAZI UNDERGROUND Behind Arab Crisis!

Written by Herman Hoeh [Original Publication]

  [COMMENT: This article from Mr. Herman Hoeh has important information concerning what has happened since WW2. Why the Arab Spring? Why radical Islam? Why the Syrian conflict? During World War 2, the Nazi’s had Arab allies. These Allies went on to become the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Isis etc. The Nazi’s had gone underground, faded among the nations. Even the United States and Britain, also Russia, integrated officials from the Nazi regime, to utilize the information the Nazi’s had gathered from medical science to rocket science, to propaganda & media, from the intelligence community to the educational community, and America and Britain has helped Germany & the Nazi underground as an ally since World War 2, and  was used to ADVANCE and CONTINUE upon the knowledge that had been gained from the Nazi regime. Notice in Ezekiel 23 and how it explains how modern day ISRAEL, (America and Britain) represented by Aholah who represented Israel’s capital city “Samaria”(verse 4) when Israel split away from the King of Judah. Our nations, the United States and Britain, have allied with Assyria or GERMANY. And Germany has USED US in preparation of the next World War and what they have developed through our nations WILL BE USED AGAINST US! “And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours,  Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding upon horses. [Yes, men of military might, men of leadership] Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself. Neither left she her whoredoms brought from Egypt: for in her youth they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and poured their whoredom upon her.  Wherefore I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of the Assyrians, upon whom she doted. These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they had executed judgment upon her. “(Ezekiel 23:5-10) THIS IS COMING UPON OUR PEOPLES! Why the uprising of radical Islam? This article will explain some things that perhaps you have never thought of before.] Written by Herman Hoeh As we went to press with the last issue of the Plain Truth, a flash report came over the wires too late to be printed. Here is that report — the most important news in years! FROM Bonn, Germany, comes confirmation of the Nazi Plot in the Middle East. Both the United States and the British Governments, according to reporter Norman Lindhursr, are exerting heavy pressure on the present Bonn Government to “repatriate” numerous Germans in the Middle East, over 250 of whom are vicious Nazis. The American and British Governments have charged that the Nazi Underground is “playing no small role” in stirring up anti-Western tensions among Arabs. Western Alliance Cracking! Here is the evidence which Anglo American authorities have presented to West German Chancellor Adenauer: Nazi advisers of Egypt’s President Nasser are inciting the whole Arab world into a “jihad” or “holy war” against Israel. Chief among these dangerous Nazis is Johannes von Leers. He was the chief anti-Semitic German mastermind for Hitler’s propaganda minister Josef Gobbels during World War II. After Hitler’s defeat, von Leers fled from Germany to Egypt. He is now serving as Nasser’s chief adviser on “Jewish Affairs.” Serving with von Leers in Nasser’s camp are Johannes Darnling, Oskar Dirlewanger and Wilhelm Voss. Damling, an SS Colonel during the World War, was wartime Gestapo chief in Germany’s industrial Ruhr. Today he is helping “reorganize” Egypt’s police force. It is the police force — not the army — which can keep Nasser in power. Dirlewanger, who is now advising Nasser on guerrilla warfare, was chief of the SS “special tasks” organization in the Nazi-occupied Ukraine during World War II. During the war Dirlewanger supervised the wiping out of entire villages as a “guerrilla-suppression” measure. Today, according to the secret Anglo-American demands handed to German Chancellor Adenauer, Dirlewanger is helping mastermind a guerrilla organization in Nasser’s United Arab Republic and elsewhere in the Arab world. At the same time, Wilhelm Vosshead of Germany’s wartime Wehrmacht Central Armaments Supply Board — is presently chief adviser to Nasser’s “central planning board,” which is Egypt’s chief economic development agency. Voss heads a mission of at least 30 high-ranking Nazi engineers and technicians in the United Arab Republic. According to the U.S. and Britain, it is Voss who convinced Nasser that Egypt could become a Middle East industrial colossus if Nasser would permit German industrial investment, seize Suez from Britain, and gain control of Syria’s oil pipelines. These Nazi Underground plotters in the Middle East have been a long-standing issue between the British and Bonn. Heretofore, American pressure has kept the controversy from becoming heated. But now that American troops have intervened in the Lebanon, the U.S. is coming face-to-face with this secret plot to revive Naziism in Europe and the Middle East. Tensions are mounting that ultimately will crack wide open the Western Alliance against Communism! Most Americans are oblivious to what is happening in the present crisis. Western defense hinges on our continued control of the Arab World. But this control is fast slipping from our grasp. Nazi Underground Throughout Middle East It is the Nazi Underground, according to Intelligence reports, which lies behind Syrian aspirations to take over the Lebanon. In 1949 two former Wehrmacht Colonels, Rainer Kriebel and Heinz Heigl, persuaded the Syrian Government to hire a mission of 50 ex-Wehrmacht officers and technicians headed by themselves. They encouraged the Syrians to rearm. When the Syrians rashly turned to Russia for arms and a Communist takeover appeared imminent, the Nazi Underground persuaded certain Syrian leaders to join with Egypt to form a “positive neutralist alliance,” called the U.A.R. or United Arab Republic. The Communist party was immediately outlawed. It was “the Communist take-over that failed” which has obscured the vital role which the Nazi Underground is playing in the Arab World. Little wonder that when the Iraqi revolters bloodily crushed the pro-Western Government, their Nazi-minded spokesman, Captain Ali Din, declared bluntly — as we reported in the last issue of The PLAIN TRUTH: “I hate the British, Americans, and French. I have nothing to hide. I am not a Communist, but a NAZI! Our revolution will spread to Jordan as Soon as British troops leave.” And that is exactly what Britain fears! Though the British would like to leave Jordan immediately, they are frightened at the prospect of revolt against pro-Western King Hussein. That could bring the intervention of Israel and a renewal of the Arab-Jewish conflict. Britain dares not allow that to happen. The Mysterious Case of Dr. Eisele Another figure in the controversy between Anglo-American authorities and Bonn is Dr. Hans Eisele. He was the Buchenwald concentration camp doctor. Though accused of murdering 200 Buchenwald inmates with lethal injections, Dr. Eisele avoided arrest in Munich by fleeing to Egypt. An investigation by Adenauer shows that Eisele was secretly smuggled Out of Germany by a Nazi SS “underground.” The prosecutor, who was to bring Eisele to trial under the Allied denazification laws, had delayed for five years in settling the Eisele case. The prosecutor was himself a former Nazi. The present German Government is trying to extradite Eisele from Egypt. But the American and British Governments are trying to persuade Adenauer to extradite all the Middle East Nazi plotters along with him. Bringing Dr. Eisele back to Germany would provide a good smoke screen to cover up the activities of the other far more important Nazis whom the German Government is refusing to extradite! What Prophecy Says WILL Happen! Where will the Arab crisis end? What will happen if U.S. and British troops leave the Middle East? Can the United Nations solve the problem? The answers to these questions are REVEALED in Biblical prophecy! Yet almost no one understands what the Bible says. What most newscasters and what most statesmen and ministers assume is going to happen is the very opposite of what the Bible reveals will happen! Many misguided ministers, who profess to know Bible prophecy, are glibly declaring: “There will be no cold war of 50 or 100 years in duration. In fact, this present phase of the conflict with Soviet Russia is about to end with the Kremlin striking southward into the Middle East… precipitating the final phase of world conflict in the Battle of That Great Day of God Almighty.” This is what a widely known prophetic monthly assumes may happen. But it is NOT what will happen! Russia is not going to strike at the Middle East first! Many ministers who profess to know prophecy have not been willing to open their eyes to the plain words of the Bible about the immediate future. For there are as many — if not more false ministers and prophetic students today as there were false prophets in days gone by! Now let’s notice what the Bible reveals will occur. Let’s see if the Bible reveals that Russia is about to take over the Middle East. Notice first the prophecy in Zechariah 12:3: “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it” — as Britain and America are doing today by trying to keep peace between Jew and Arab — “… all that burden themselves with it SHALL BE CUT TO PIECES.” That is America’s and Britain’s fate! By intervening in the Middle East we are precipitating our downfall. We are going to be Cut to pieces! The Bible says so! Who Will Do It? But who is going to do it? — Russia? Is Russia about to take over the Arab world? What does the Bible say? It does not matter what men think. But it does matter what the Bible says! Who is going to take over the Middle East and cut our nations to pieces? Notice the prophecy of Daniel 11, especially verses 40 and 41. The time setting is “at the time of the end.” Here is a prophecy for now! Now is the beginning of the time of the end. Man is about to destroy himself. God is about to intervene in human affairs. Notice what is to happen at the time of the end. Open your Bible to Daniel 11:40: “The king of the north” — all Bible scholars know that the ‘king of the north’ originally meant Syria in Old Testament times; but when Rome conquered Syria, the ‘king of the north’ became Rome; and when Rome fell, the German Nation and its allies wok over Rome and now have become the ‘king of the north’ (verses 36-39 — the German Nation, now working through the Nazi Underground, “shall…” notice it! “… shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land” — that is Palestine — “and many countries shall be overthrown” — that includes the United States and Britain! “But these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon” [Turkey and Jordan and Iraq] (Dan. 11:40-41). Why? Because these nations shall finally be in league with Germany [the descendants of Assur or Assyria] according to Psalm 83! Germany’s coming Fuhrer — who will lead within probably 13 years from now a 10 nation union in Europe (Rev. 17:12-13) — is “the king of the north.” He will “stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape” (Dan. 11:42). There is going to be a falling out between Nasser and his German supporters. Nasser’s Nazi advisers are yet to turn upon him. Germany will take over the Suez from Egypt. Germany will take over Syria’s oil pipelines, now under Nasser’s control. When Russia Will Strike! The other Arab nations will rejoice when this happens. Now turn to Ezekiel 25. Here is another prophecy for our day. Here is a prophecy revealing what is going to be the fate of the Allied intervention in Jordan and the Lebanon. This is a prophecy to be fulfilled in the early 1970’s. This prophecy has never been fulfilled before! Here the Jordanians are mentioned under the name “Ammonites.” The Ammonites settled Jordan’s capital Amman. Notice: “Say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God; Because thou saidst, Aha, against My sanctuary, [a temple or sanctuary is yet to be built by the Jews in Jerusalem!] when it was profaned [which shall happen in less than 14 years from now], and against the land of Israel [that is Britain and America today — we are the descendants of the House of Israel], when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah [that is the nation called “Israel” in Palestine today], when they went into captivity” — when the coming Fuhrer of Germany heading a restoration of the Roman Empire in Europe “overthrows many countries” (Daniel 11:41); “Behold, therefore, I will deliver thee to the men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in thee” ( Ezek. 25:2-4). Who are the “men of the east”? The Communist hordes of Eurasia! This is when atheistic Russia strikes! But notice that Russia does not strike until after the Arab world has been swung into the revived Nazi-Fascist camp! Now turn to Daniel 11:44 again: “But tidings out of the east and out of the north” — where Russia and China are today — “shall trouble him” — the German king of the north. This is the time that Russia invades the Arab world through Iraq and Jordan! How plain the prophecies are. Russia will not strike immediately into the sandy wastes of the Arab world. It is Germany that will first control it! Only after our people have been conquered — “cut to pieces” as Zechariah worded it — will Russia and Germany come to blows. “Therefore he” — the German king of the north — “shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many [nations]. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas [the Mediterranean and the Dead seas] in the glorious holy mountain” — Jerusalem. The apostle Paul clearly describes this in II Thessalonians 2:4 as the “man of sin” — the religious accomplice of the coming Nazi-Fascist Fuhrer of Europe — “who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped” — let him who reads this article understand. “He as God sitteth in the temple of God [probably yet to be built in Jerusalem by the Jews as a result of another Arab-Jew conflict], shewing himself that he is God.” At this juncture in human history, when man would destroy himself if God waited another minute, Jesus Christ shall come. And “he” — the king of the north — “shall come to his end, and none shall help him” (Daniel 11:45). God will then deliver Israel and Judah from captivity. They will be brought back to Palestine. When Russia sees their prosperity, Russia then — and not before — will attack Israel — our people who have been brought back to Palestine. This is the fulfillment of the prophecies in Ezekiel 38 and 39! How different is the Bible revelation of what is going to happen when compared to the guessing and the deceptive teaching of men! It is time we awakened to what is really going to happen. It is time we became conscious of what the Nazi Underground is now plotting in the Middle East — and became aware of the terrible consequences it holds for America and Britain!]]>

Visiting a Nation Fraught With Impending Total Disaster

Personal from the Editor (Herbert W. Armstrong)

[Original Publication]


November, 1971


Visiting a Nation Fraught With Impending Total Disaster

  ISTANBUL, TURKEY: AS I WRITE, I gaze out the window in my hotel room on the mouth of the Bosporus. It is a scenic and tranquil panoramic view, today. Tomorrow it may be the site of a world-shaking event. The Bosporus is a strait about 18 miles long, between Turkey in Europe and Turkey in Asia. It connects the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea to the north. Russia borders on the Black Sea. The Bosporus is Russia’s gateway to ocean commerce with the world. Istanbul, Turkey sits astride this gateway. It reeks with history. And it is fraught with ominous portent of total disaster to this country of Turkey. It has been interesting, today, September 11, 1971, to spend a quiet and restful day refreshing my mind on the very beginning of this Turkish nation, its earliest history, a mental review of the general course of its history up to now, and, finally, the Biblical PROPHECIES for its almost immediate future. I will give you, here, the thrilling story. We are en route to Indonesia, where the very first of the planned scientific expeditions jointly conducted between a Belgian Foundation headed by King Leopold III, and Ambassador College, is to get under way. Accompanying us are King Leopold and Professor Heinrich Harrer of Munich, who, later, will lecture at Ambassador College. He is a scientist with a rich experience in scientific expeditions. Another famous scientist is en route by commercial airline, to meet us at Djakarta. While the King and others of our party were out sightseeing today, I refreshed my mind with the intriguing story I give you now. The very first beginning of this nation, significantly, was a struggle between unborn twins. It was emblematic of the final struggle that will involve Britain and the United States, and a prophesied total disaster to Turkey. Indeed, truth is often stranger than fiction! But since the Turkish people are descended from Abraham, let us first get our bearings beginning from Abraham. So notice first, Genesis 25:5-6: “And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son.” Abraham also was the father of Ishmael by Hagar, handmaid of his wife Sarah. But Ishmael, too, was rejected from the birthright. Now pick up the story, beginning verse 20, same chapter: “And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian … the sister to Laban the Syrian. And Isaac intreated the ETERNAL for his wife, because she was barren: and the Eternal was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the ETERNAL. And the ETERNAL said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. “And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins within her womb. And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau” (verses 20-25). Esau was the father of the Turkish nation. God said two nations were in Rebekah’s womb. The other, Jacob, was the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. Continue, verse 26: “And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob (meaning, Hebrew, supplanter, or one that takes by the heel): and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them. And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. “And Jacob sod pottage (red lentils): and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage (soup); for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom (meaning red). And Jacob said, Sell me this day (first of all) thy birthright” (verses 2 & 31). The “Birthright” was a promise God had made to Abraham because of Abraham’s spirit of willing obedience, to be handed down to his descendants. Normally the Birthright was given to the eldest son, though on this occasion God allowed it to be sold to the younger. The Birthright was a promise of national greatness, power, and wealth — all material. It was a different promise than the Scepter Promise, which was spiritual, and involved the GIFT of eternal life by grace through Christ. The Birthright was a RIGHT by birth; the Scepter Promise one of grace, not a right. The Birthright was a promise of RACE, the Scepter of GRACE. The Birthright ultimately was fulfilled in the greatness, power, and wealth of the British and American people. It was of just that TREMENDOUS IMPORTANCE! This is explained in our free book “The U.S. and British Commonwealth in Prophecy”. Continue the story: “And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swear unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright” (verses 32-34). Next, Jacob, through the scheming of his mother, managed to deprive Esau of Isaac’s blessing. You will find this recorded in the 27th chapter of Genesis. It is too long to print the entire chapter here but I will give you a quick’ synopsis. It occurred when Isaac was old, his eyes so dim with age he could not see. He called for Esau, and asked him to go out to the field and hunt a deer, and make him “savory meat” the way Isaac liked it prepared. Then Isaac would give him his blessing on the Birthright. While Esau was gone hunting, Rebekah told Jacob to quickly bring in two good kids of the goats, and she would prepare them into the kind of “savory meat” of which Isaac was so fond. Rebekah brought to Jacob Esau’s clothes which he donned. She put the skins of the kids of the goats on Jacob’s hands and arms, and “the smooth of his neck,” so that when Isaac smelled of him and took hold of him, he would smell and feel like Esau. However, Isaac was suspicious, because of Jacob’s voice, and because the “venison” came so soon. He said, “The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy … so he blessed him. And he said, Art thou my very son Esau?” Jacob lied, “I am.” Isaac said, “God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness (fat places) of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine. Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.” That was the blessing of the materially rich Birthright to be handed down through many generations. Jacob had scarcely gone from the presence of Isaac when Esau came in. He had returned and made “savory meat.” “Who art thou?” asked Isaac. “I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau,” he replied. “And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, ‘Who? Where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it to me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed!’ “And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said to his father, ‘Bless me, even me also, O my father.'” Isaac said, “Thy brother came with subtlety, and hath taken away thy blessing.” Esau said, bitterly, “Is not he rightly named Jacob? For he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing …. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.” “And Esau hated Jacob,” and threatened to slay him after their father’s death. But Rebekah warned Jacob to flee to her brother, Laban, at Haran. Christians are admonished, in the New Testament “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears”(Heb. 12:14-17). God intended the Birthright to go to Jacob. But He did not intend Rebekah and Jacob to take it by deceit and lying. Had they been more honest, God would have brought about the transfer in an honorable way. As it was, Jacob had to struggle for years to overcome such ways contrary to the ways of God. But he finally did overcome, and his name was changed from the reproachful Jacob (Supplanter), to Israel, meaning “Overcomer,” or one who prevails with God. Jacob heeded his mother’s warning, fled to the house of Laban. He fell in love with Laban’s younger daughter, Rachel. He worked for Laban seven years for her. At the wedding, foxy old Laban pulled a switch on Jacob. Apparently women wore veils at weddings which completely hid their faces in those days, and Jacob found old Laban had gotten rid of his elder and not-so-beautiful or marriageable daughter, Leah. Jacob was forced to work another seven years for his beloved Rachel. By these two sisters, and the handmaids of each, Jacob had twelve sons. They became the fathers of the twelve tribes of Israel. Jacob and his family later departed secretly from Laban. Jacob finally repented, overcame, prevailed in wrestling with an angel, and his name was changed to Israel. Meanwhile, Esau had grown rich. Finally, Israel and Esau met, and were reconciled (Genesis 33:1-4). Esau’s riches and descendants are recorded in Genesis 36:1-2, 8-9: “Now these are the generations of Esau, who is Edom” (Gen. 36:1). And, “Thus dwelt Esau in Mount Seir: Esau is Edom” (verse 8). Mount Seir is in the area of Petra. One of Esau’s sons was named “Teman.” His descendants developed into the Turkish Empire, called the “Ottoman” Empire. Through the centuries there developed more or less continuous rivalry between the descendants of Esau and of Israel. Also a rivalry developed between the descendants of Judah — one of the Twelve Tribes — and the Arabs, who are the descendants of Ishmael. That rivalry stemmed from the jealousy of two women — Sarah, Abraham’s wife, mother of Isaac, and Hagar, Sarah’s maid, mother of Ishmael, also son of Abraham. All these ancient rivalries are playing crucial parts in the tense world conditions of TODAY! The Turks grew to become a considerable Empire. Prior to World War I, the Ottoman Empire included European Turkey, Anatolia, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Arabia, Yemen, and islands in the Aegean Sea. But they joined Germany in World War I, and their defeat resulted in loss of empire. Turkey was reduced to a small and unimportant nation. Now look to the future from this point. See what is prophesied. The book of Obadiah is devoted to Turkey. It is a short book, of only one chapter. It begins: “The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord Eternal concerning Edom … Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised. The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high … “Shall I not in that day, saith the Eternal, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? And thy mighty men, O Teman (Ottoman Empire??), shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. “For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.” Now WHEN? Of what TIME is the prophecy speaking? Continue: “In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them” (verses 10-11). Compare this casting lots upon Jerusalem to Joel 3:3. The entire context of Joel from 2:28 through chapter 3 is speaking of a time very shortly future from now — just prior to the “Day of the Lord” — a time which will cut short the imminent “Great Tribulation” and immediately follow it — a time leading quickly into the coming of the Messiah to rule all nations. But continue in Obadiah: “But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction ….” This, in past tense, may refer, typically, looking back, to the captivities and exiles of Israel, 721-718 B.C., and of Judah, 604-585 B.C., respectively — but merely as a type of captivities now imminent. The time of the prophecy is NOW — and the immediate future. Continue: “Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity …” (verse 13) — speaking of the coming Great Tribulation (Matt. 24:21-22, Dan. 12:1-2; Jer. 30:5-7) — greatest time of trouble of all history, the time of “Jacob’s trouble,” meaning U. S. and British nations — see free book, “United States and British Commonwealth in Prophecy” — “… nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity; neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway (the Bosporus — Turkey stands astride it), to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress” (verses 13-14). Now the TIME when this shall happen is made clear in the next verse: “For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen …” (verse 15). The “Day of the Lord” is to follow immediately the Great Tribulation — compare Matthew 24:21-22, 29 with Joel 2:31. It is the time when God will first intervene supernaturally in this world’s affairs, to END the Great Tribulation, into which the world is now heading, and to punish the Gentile nations for having so frightfully punished Britain-U.S. and the Jewish people in World War III, and the imminent Tribulation. This “Day of the Lord” — that is, the first phase of it — will climax in Christ’s return to earth as the Messiah, as King of kings and Lord of lords (verse 30 of Matthew 24). Continue in Obadiah, verse 15: “… As thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee …. But upon Mount Zion (Jerusalem) shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness (at Christ’s coming); and the house of Jacob (U.S.- British, NOT Jews) shall possess their possessions. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph (U.S.-British) a flame, and the house of Esau (Turkey) for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the Eternal hath spoken it.” And the one-chapter book ends, “… and the kingdom shall be the Eternal’s.” The Kingdom of God set up at Christ’s coming — the world-ruling Kingdom to rule all nations, and to bring PEACE to the whole world! There can be no mistaking the TIME of this prophecy. It is the near future — probably much nearer than you think! Other prophecies, tying in with this are Jeremiah 49:7 and 25:21; and Ezekiel 25:13-14.]]>

♛ After 2,550 Years…JEWS ARE A NATION AGAIN!…Prophesy Fulfilled?


After 2,550 Years…


…Prophecy Fulfilled?


by Herbert W. Armstrong

[Original Publication]

  Here are the real facts back of the strange dilemma in Palestine, exclusive in The Plain Truth, from private interviews with chief leaders of both Arabs and Zionist Jews.  

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"What We Need Most Is Peace" A Palestinian Speaks Out

“What We Need Most Is Peace”

A Palestinian Speaks Out  

By Adnan Abu Odeh, Minister to the Royal Court of Jordan

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  From time to time, the editorial staff of The Plain Truth endeavors to bring to the attention of its audience the views and opinions of leading personalities who have, or will have, a significant impact upon the world in the months and years ahead. One such individual is Adnan Abu Odeh, former Minister of Information and now Minister to the Royal Court of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Mr. Abu Odeh is a frequent traveler with His Majesty King Hussein. The following vigorous address was presented in the Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena, California, before 1,200 assembled guests on the occasion of His Majesty King Hussein’s 1985 visit to the U.S.

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Europe and the Middle East – FOCUS OF ATTENTION FOR 1983

By Gene H Hogberg THE world, as the new year dawns, is poised on the brink of momentous change. Fast-paced events are already unfolding in Western Europe and in the Middle East as the world heads into the. politically storm-filled mid 1980s. The stage has been set by two major events. The first was the stunning collapse in September of the West German government and the fall from power of its widely respected chancellor, Helmut Schmidt. The second occurred at the same time. Hundreds of Palestinian civilians perished in a massacre in West Beirut, Lebanon. World opinion turned against the state of Israel, which was held responsible for not preventing the pogrom carried out by its troublesome Lebanese allies. Let’s first look at these events in some detail. Then we can see how these two seemingly unconnected events have set in motion a profound change in world affairs. Schmidt Era Over On September 17, the 13-year-old national coalition of Social Democrats (SPD) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) in West Germany came to an abrupt end, with the resignation of four FDP cabinet members. The development, rumored for some time because of irreconcilable differences between the SPD and FDP, also Brought to a close the eight-year rule of Chancellor Schmidt. After ‘an October 1 “constructive vote of no confidence” the opposition conservative parties, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian affiliate, the Christian Socialist Union (CSU), assumed power once again-linked in coalition with the Free Democrats, who, in effect, swapped partners. Many political analysts, however, appear to have doubts about the new chancellor, Helmut Kohl. Herr Kohl is a successful though not particularly colorful politician. He has steadily marched up through the ranks of party leadership to become CDU chairman. But he may not have, believe his detractors, what it takes to stand up to expected stiff challenges ahead in the nation, plagued by economic slowdown and increasingly polarized politics. Labor union leaders, for example, have warned they may order rank-and-file members into the streets to protest planned cuts in social spending. Leftist student groups are certain to protest louder than ever, as the day approaches, Bonn’s decision to accept the stationing of new NATO nuclear missiles by the end of 1983. West Germany has nevertheless taken a decisive step away from 13 years of leftward-drifting socialism. Its leadership is back in the center-right position once again. It will continue to progressively move to the right over the years. The Social Democrats, now in opposition, are expected to move farther to the left, possibly even attempting to incorporate the so-called Green movement (which is composed of younger Germans who focus on single issues such as the environment, antinuclear power and anti-NATO, among others). Thus the stage is being set for even more political fireworks in the Bundestag in Bonn. If Herr Kohl fails to provide the leadership needed to meet the challenges ahead, especially from the radical left, there is always Franz Josef Strauss, CSU chairman and Herr Kohl’s chief conservative rival, ready to offer his more dynamic style of leadership. After national elections, perhaps in March, the CDU/CSU hopes to win a clear majority. In that case the weakened FDP would no longer be needed and may in fact disappear on the national level. At that time, predicts Business Week, Herr Strauss will “emerge, in a purely Christian Democratic government, as foreign minister and power broker.” And perhaps also as vice-chancellor, which would be a stepping-stone to the top position denied him in the election of October, 1980. Europeans Furious at Israel Meanwhile, in the Middle East, Israel’s war in Lebanon against the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) unleashed an unprecedented amount of criticism from all quarters in Europe. The governments and the news media of France, West Germany, Italy and other countries have soundly condemned the Israeli military campaign that. led to the expulsion of the Palestine Liberation Organization from West Beirut. Nevertheless, the Jerusalem government might have escaped relatively unharmed had the massacre of Palestinian civilians not taken place. Israel was blamed for permitting the carnage, since the Israeli Defense Force had moved into West Beirut ostensibly to keep warring factions apart. Without a doubt, the Israeli military blundered by entrusting to its Lebanese Falangist allies the job of rooting out straggling PLO soldiers in two urban Palestinian camps. Instead, the Falangists took revenge, slaughtering hundreds of Palestinian women, children and the elderly for the murder of President-elect Bashir Gemayel, their fallen chief. The Israelis are no longer seen as underdogs in the Middle East as they were in the 1967 war, or even in 1973. They are now Goliath instead of David. Worse yet, they have been compared with a most ignominious event in Jewish history. President Francois Mitterrand of France, for example, an earlier supporter of Israel, described Israel’s actions in Lebanon as similar to those committed by the Nazis in Occupied Europe. And he said this before the dreadful events of West Beirut were known. West German news sources have been exceptionally strong in their opposition to Israel’s campaign against the PLO, employing heavily emotive words and phrases such as “war of extermination” and “final solution.” One West German official said that because of the Beirut siege” “Israel has done a lot to remove itself from its pedestal of high moral standing. It has lost call it its virginity.” For Israelis, the entire Lebanon campaign has turned out to be a very agonizing experience. With the ouster of the PLO gunmen from West Beirut, Prime Minister Menachem Begin proclaimed that “there is reason to say ‘and the land was tranquil’ for some years perhaps 40 years, perhaps 80, perhaps a generation.” Then the “roof caved in” for Israel, and with it her moral standing even among her supporters. PLO Gains Acceptance More than ever, the “underdog” PLO is receiving favor in Europe. Even the Vatican has extended a cautious welcome. On September 15, PLO chairman Yasser Arafat was granted a 20-minute private audience with Pope John Paul II in Rome. The reception understandably unleashed a storm of protest in Jerusalem. After the meeting the Vatican released a communique saying that by granting the audience the Pope “demonstrated his benevolence towards the Palestinian people … expressing the wish that an equitable and lasting solution be reached as soon as possible to the Middle East conflict, which would, excluding recourse to armed violence in any form and above all to terrorism and vengeance, lead to the recognition of the rights of all people, in particular to those of the Palestinians, to a homeland of their own and of Israel to her security.” Thus the Pope carefully distanced himself from the PLO’s terrorist methodology. But he once again came down squarely on the side of a homeland he has used the Latin word patria in the past for the Palestinians, not some sort of vague, nonsovereign self-rule. The Vatican and Israel hold entirely different views on the future course of Middle Eastern affairs. The Holy See stands firm against Israeli claims, based on biblical references, to the West Bank (what most Israelis call Judea and Samaria). The Vatican is openly opposed to Israeli claims that Jerusalem is the “eternal and undivided” capital of Israel. John Paul supports the idea of Jerusalem as a free city under international rule. For the PLO chairman the papal visit represented yet another diplomatic triumph following the PLO’s military setback in Lebanon. After being ousted from his besieged headquarters in Beirut, the PLO chairman met with Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, receiving full military honors. In Italy, Yasser Arafat was guest of honor at a luncheon given by Italian President Sandro Pertini in the official presidential Quirinale palace. His reception by President Pertini was viewed as another wedge in opening the doors of other Western European leaders to the PLO leader’s personal diplomacy. European Forces for Middle East The two trends detailed above the change of power in West Germany and the change in Israel’s fortunes in the Middle East are even now leading to a new orientation for Europe in world affairs. In the wake of the Beirut massacre, the 10 nations of the Common Market unitedly expressed “profound shock and revulsion” and offered to increase participation in a new peacekeeping force, called for by U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Such a strengthened force, they said, would show “a will of peace” in the region. One detects, for the first time, a genuine unified European desire to act in the Middle East. Troops sent to Beirut are being dispatched in the name of the individual European nations comprising a multinational force, not on behalf of the United Nations, which is being totally bypassed in this case. U.N. forces have proven to be totally ineffective in Lebanon for the past four years. The United States is also involved. But American politicians are showing hesitance at the U.S. commitment. The U.S. Senate may someday force the President to remove U.S. troops if the situation heats up further leaving the field to Europe. Further down the road the Europeans might also insist on the right to move into the West Bank area to enforce a homeland for the Palestinians. Such a military presence will eventually be sent to the vicinity of Jerusalem itself (Luke 21:20). Europe Must Be More Unified To be in command of events affecting them most directly, such as in the energy-rich Middle East, Europeans will have to act more in union in the future than they are doing now. The German nation, squarely in the heart of Europe, remains, as always, the key to Europe’s destiny. The way West Germany was headed, however, led in the very opposite direction of European unity. The ultimate goal of the left in West Germany was to achieve a reunited, but neutralized, inward looking nation free of all military attachment to its former allies a Germany essentially having dropped out of the world. This drift into a political nether world has now been countered. The new conservative leadership will be more pro-American than the outgoing government, but it will not be as subservient to U.S. policy as its post-war counterparts, such as the Adenauer and Erhard regimes. Frictions with the United States, such as over the Siberia Western European natural gas-pipeline, are not likely to abate. The Americans are attempting to regain “lost leadership” over their European allies, but this is unlikely to happen. The die has been cast. Influential and powerful personalities are emerging on the scene who realize that Europe must be in charge of its own destiny, whether that involves vigilance against communist encroachment or the protection of Europe’s own vital interests in the Middle East. In 1965, before West Germany’s l3-year-long center-left interlude began, Franz Josef Strauss wrote a book entitled The Grand Design. In it Bonn’s former defense minister called for “a Europe growing in stages determined to assert its role in the world, exercising increasing influence and attraction on the Communist satellites, growing in confidence and world importance. “This Europe,” continued Herr Strauss, “could make peace terms with Russia…. We must therefore face the new historical conceptions of Communism… with a new and rival historical conception that of the reconstruction of the classic role of Europe. This would at one and the same time change the political balance of power in the world and stabilize the military balance of power.” (Emphasis ours.) Other voices, too, are calling for Europe to resume its “classic role” in the scheme of world events. Recently, a prominent Greek politician and delegate to the European parliament, George Voyadzis, said this: “Europe, which has a Greek name, has founded its culture on a combination of the Greek, Roman and Christian spirit. In this synthesis, the Greek spirit has contributed the idea of freedom, truth and beauty. The Roman spirit gave the idea of the state of justice. Christianity offered faith and love. “The full integration of Europe will be one of the most important political events in world history and will have considerable bearing on the future course of humanity. It is thus that the balance of power will come to an equilibrium in the world while safeguarding the independence of Europe and contributing to the consolidation of world order and peace.” A Royal Appeal An event in Europe escaped the attention of most of the world’s news media. Last May 20, King Juan Carlos of Spain was awarded the Charlemagne Prize in a ceremony in Aachen, West Germany (Charlemagne’s old capital). This award is given annually to the public figure most advancing the cause of European unity. The King was the first royal recipient of the prize_ Earlier winners have included Winston Churchill, Jean Monnet, Robert Schumann and Konrad Adenauer. In accepting the prize King Juan Carlos traced, in the present tense, the development of Europe and its need for unity. He placed great stress on the role of Europe’s monarchies. “Over the centuries,” said the King, ” the resurrection of the Roman Empire under clearly Germanic, and of course Christian, signs is the political dream: the Holy Roman Empire of [the] Germanic Nation. But what is really being created is something else: Europe…. “In the course of European history,” continued King Juan Carlos, “the monarchies have been a factor of unification…. And through marriages among the members of ruling families, bonds have been woven between countries which were separated from each other by language, race and customs; they strengthened the recognition to be a unit and to belong to a common reality…. “The unifying of Europe,” this ruling monarch said, “had been proposed as the only solution for Europe’s problems as early as 1930 a super nation which had to be raised up a United States of Europe. And this impulse has not been lost in my country.” Watch Europe’s Direction During this new year and throughout the 1980s the process of European unity will accelerate. European leaders, moreover, will turn their attention more than ever to areas of the world, such as the Middle East, where Europe’s interests are most affected. Because of the Middle East connection, watch for the nations bordering on the Mediterranean, such as Greece, Italy and Spain, to play an increasingly important role. Europe’s “power center” will gradually shift farther south, with relatively energy-sufficient nations in northwestern Europe playing a less important role. As the pages of The Plain Truth have warned so often over the decades – watch Europe!]]>

The Status of Jerusalem Today – And The Prophecies For Tomorrow


by Herbert W. Armstrong

page 1 Plain Truth October/November 1980

OLD JERUSALEMNew capital for state of Israel, or should it be an international city? What prophecy says will now happen!

NO SPOT ON EARTH is as fraught with explosive international tension as the Old City of Jerusalem. It is now a powderkeg, which could be loaded with nuclear potential.

It is the religious shrine of three major religions. It is the city that GOD chose, and therefore that is emotionally and violently a center of contention between religions and nations of this world.

Prime Minister Menachem Begin is rapidly preparing to move his government administration seat from the newer Jewish city to the west over to Mount Scopus in Old Jerusalem. This is for the moment threatening complete breakdown of the Camp David agreement between President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, Prime Minister Begin and President Carter. Mr. Sadat is furious.

The Arab world wants the Old City of Jerusalem back into Arab control. Some nations contend Jerusalem should be made an international city. But the State of Israel has control, having wrested it from Jordan in the war of 1967.

What has been happening in Jerusalem since the Israeli take-over in that war?

I have been somewhat personally involved in events there since that war.

Immediately after the death of my wife of 50 years, April 15,1967, I flew to Jerusalem. I had two urgent reasons. I had seriously wanted to buy time on Radio Jerusalem, then owned and operated by the State of Jordan. Also I wanted to get away from Pasadena immediately into a totally different environment to ease the grief of losing the companionship of my beloved wife and partner in God’s Work.

I wanted not only to go on Jerusalem Radio, I wanted to manipulate the increase of its power to one million watts to give coverage over the entire Middle East. At Amman, Jordan, and in Jerusalem, in conference with the Jordanian government and its radio management, I arranged for a price for a choice time on an extended contract whereby our monthly payments for that time would finance the Jordan government in the purchase of German Telefunken equipment to boost the station power to this maximum wattage. It was one of the largest contracts for purchase of radio time ever signed.

On Sunday morning, June 4, 1967, I left my home on our campus in England for London airport to fly to Amman to broadcast in person that evening, the first broadcast on this new contract. En route to the airport we heard on the car radio the sensational news that the Six Day War had started early that morning. No planes were allowed to get through to Beirut or to Amman. My broadcast on Jerusalem Radio never got started. By the following Friday, June 9, the Old City of Jerusalem was in Israeli hands.

But I had made a personal favorable contact with a foreign government, King Hussein’s Jordan. God had started opening doors for me to carry Christ’s Message to many heads of state and into their countries.

In the summer of 1968 I had been invited to visit King Leopold III of Belgium. He had been shown by a friend a copy of the Ambassador College 1968 yearbook, the Envoy. The king got word to me he would like to meet me.

Also in the late summer of 1968 the Israel Archaeological Society had invited Ambassador College to come into joint participation in their largest and major-sized excavation southwest of the Temple Mount. In October I flew to Jerusalem to inspect the archaeological project and decide on participation. I had conferences with principal men of the Archaeological Society, the Hebrew University and the government. We had a luncheon in a private room in the Knesset, Israel’s capitol building. I told them Mr. Stanley R. Rader, who accompanied me, and I would return on December 1 with a final decision.

We flew on to Tokyo, and there I was invited to luncheon with Prince Mikasa, brother of Emperor Hirohito. Doors were opening rapidly to heads of state—and through them to proclaim Christ’s Message to leaders in many nations.

December 1 we were again in Jerusalem with an answer in the positive. An official ceremony was arranged in the residence of President Shalmon Shazar.

Through the years we have contributed much to this largest neareastern archaeological project of our time, beside sending many students there for summer vacation work on the “dig.” Our acquaintance and close friendship with leaders in government, education and archaeology in Israel have developed and cemented. As Moshe Kol, minister of tourism in Israel, suggested at our Knesset luncheon, we have built an iron bridge between Hebrew University and Ambassador College. Mr. Kol since has publicly designated me as a “builder of bridges between nations for PEACE.”

Mayor Teddy Kollek of Jerusalem and I have become close friends. One day some five or six years ago he came to my hotel suite in Jerusalem, to “pay his respects,” and wanted to show me his plans for a downtown city park in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem,” he said, “is the only world-known city without a public park.” He took me to the site, close to the city center and only a block or two from the former border line of the walled Old City. It was a perfect site for the purpose. I was invited to a luncheon attended by Israeli officials, the United States ambassador and the architects for the project. The plans were studied. Mayor Kollek asked if I would sponsor the children’s playground first inside the entrance to the park. I did, and now a stone post marker there bears my name just inside the entrance to the park—now a most beautiful project.

Another time Mayor Kollek took me over the city to show me what he had learned from his visit to the Ambassador College campus in Pasadena.

“I am trying to follow your example, and make Jerusalem one of the most beautiful cities in the world,” he told me. It is being beautifully landscaped. Trees are being planted along all main boulevards. The Mayor took me into the Old City. There he showed me how he is completely remodeling and renewing old stone structures and renewing the rooms within them to a beautiful new finish.

In front of the International Cultural Center for Youth (ICCY) building on the edge of downtown Jerusalem is a square about 100 feet square. A sign erected now calls it “Herbert W. Armstrong Square.”

So, beside personal acquaintance with President Sadat and King Hussein, as well as the resigned, though still active, President Franjieh of Lebanon and other Arab heads of state, I have close personal acquaintance with leaders in Israel. I believe, therefore, that I can tell our readers how they feel about these problems, as well as what is revealed in biblical prophecies.

Literally hundreds of new high-rise apartment residences have been erected near the Old City, to the east and northeast of the wall of Old City. The new Hebrew University has been built on Mount Scopus, just northeast of the city wall. The Israelis would never have erected these massive high-rise residential properties merely in order to hand them over to Arab neighbors as a gift! Mayor Kollek would never have done the extensive and upgrading renewing of ancient stone buildings within the walled city, if there were any intention of turning this over to either Arab nations or to become an international city! I know our Israeli friends well enough to know their determined intentions without asking them.

However, Mayor Kollek will be the first to point out that none of the scores of new high-rise residential buildings nor the new Hebrew University were built on land occupied in any way by Arabs. All was built on vacant land, totally unoccupied. No buildings nor residences occupied by Arabs in the Old City have in any way been molested.

The Arabs who lived in the Old City still live there. And they live at a higher economic standard than Arabs in neighboring Arab countries. They have little crime and violence. Most violence there has come from outside PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization, commandos.

I have personally been very active in supporting the ICCY in Jerusalem. This center is working to bring peace, harmony and friendly relations between Arab and Israeli youth. And with remarkable success.

I also know the views and feelings, firsthand, of the Arab peoples in regard to Jerusalem. They, too, are sincere in their view.

What about making Jerusalem an international city? I would ask, as Mayor Kollek asks, WHO—and from what race or nation—would RUN the international city? The Jews would never accept an Arab and the Arabs would never accept a Jew. And neither would accept someone else. The very idea is out of the question.

What, then, does the Almighty Creator GOD say about it?

God once chose Jerusalem as His city. But ancient Israel polluted it and their covenant with God. They were conquered and driven out. God turned His back on Jerusalem. He says He will YET choose Jerusalem—it will YET become His chosen city—but it is not that today.

Look at the status of Jerusalem today, and the prophecies for tomorrow, in the Bible.

First, in the 12th chapter of Zechariah. “Behold I will make [am about to make—Revised Standard Version] 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 [near future now] will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it [against it] shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered against it. . . . In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again. . . .

“In that day [now soon] shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them” (Zechariah 12:2-3, 6, 8).

I pause here to mention something that may or may not be significant—God knows and time will tell. I, personally, am of the house of David. I have my personal ancestry recorded every generation through my father, his father and so on back to King Edward I of England. And, through the royal ancestry of the British dynasty the ancestry is traced back to the ancient King David of Israel. Already God has given me close and warm favor in the eyes of many leaders in the State of Israel. A Message (Isaiah 40:9-10) is yet to go by a servant of God to THE CITIES OF JUDAH. In whatever way God wills, it shall go.

But now continue in Zechariah 12:9: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

But at Christ’s coming as KING of kings to rule ALL NATIONS—to usher in WORLD PEACE—He shall again choose Jerusalem as HIS CAPITAL—then to become the CAPITAL FROM WHICH THE WHOLE WORLD SHALL BE RULED FOR A THOUSAND YEARS!

I personally have come to love Jerusalem, as I know my friend Teddy Kollek loves it, and I expect to spend much time there in the future—if Christ so wills!


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