Sivan 13 in History & Lunar Eclipse

Posted: June 15, 2011 in Eclipses, Signs In The Heavens

Today is Sivan 13, 5771 in Israel. Israel’s day begin at sundown and end at sundown each day, according to Genesis 1:5, “So the evening and the morning were the first day.”

In History, 63 years ago, 1948: 20 Jews were killed by a bombing of the Jewish Quarter in Cairo, Egypt. (In the coming months, more bombings in Cairo killed an additional 50 Jews.) In the period following Israel’s declaration of independence, anti-Jewish riots broke out across the Arab world. Jews were attacked and imprisoned, Jewish property was seized, and most of these centuries-old Jewish communities were forced to disband. In 1948, the Jewish population of Egypt was 75,000; it now numbers less.

How interesting that when the lunar eclipse is over both countries they are back in the news. Since the 1979 Treaty with Israel and Egypt, they have experienced relative peace and cooperation between the 2 countries. Today there is great unrest as amunition and weapons are smuggled openly between Eypt and Gaza. Below are some interesting headlines from Israel.

According to the Jerusalem Post:

Muslim Brotherhood Becomes Legitimate Political Party in Egypt;Plans to Run for Half of
Parliamentary Seats

The Muslim Brotherhood has been recognized as a legitimate political party, called the Freedom and Justice Party, by the official Egyptian news agency. The Muslim Brotherhood, outlawed since 1954, will now participate in the parliamentary elections scheduled to occur in September. The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidates, running as independents, won 20 percent of the Egyptian vote in the 2005 parliamentary election.

Egypt Arrests U.S.-Israeli Citizen on Charges of Inciting January 25 Protests and Riots

Egypt arrested a U.S. born Israeli this weekend on spy charges. Egyptian authorities allege Ilan Grapel arrived in Egypt just before protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak began, and that Grapel was present at the demonstrations every day, “inciting sedition, spreading rumors,” and committing acts of violence. Grapel’s mother, however, stated that he arrived in  Egypt in May.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman denied that Grapel is a spy, saying, “He has no connection to any intelligence apparatus, not in Israel, not in the US, and not on Mars.” As reported by Israel Today

Lebanon Under Hezbollah Control?

Lebanon’s new cabinet, appointed by Prime Minister Najib Mikati, is composed primarily of Hezbollah representatives, and their allies. Nineteen of thirty positions are filled by Hezbollah members, or smaller parties aligned with that organization. One of the region’s few true democracies is now fully under the control of Islamist radicals. As reported by Israel Today

Israeli Security Forces Assault Temple Mount
Israeli security forces stormed Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Friday after Muslims there began hurling stones at Jews praying at the Western Wall below. As reported by Israel Today.

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