Brit-Am Now no. 1285
January 11 2009, 15 Tevet 5769
1. Dave Browning:
Israel is our only friend ... for that matter the World's only friend in the
2. Max Rambow:
It's going to take more than books and talks.
3. Brit-Am Replies to the Spurious Claims of a Non-Believer
4. Interesting Source on Messiah Son of Joseph from an Orthodox Jewish Point of
5. Your US Brit-Am Address:
6. Two New Articles by Cam Rea
(a) "Who was Arsaces,
First King of the Parthians?"
by Cam Rea
(b) Cam Rea: "Assyria's invasion of Media, a Short Introduction"
7.Brit-Am e-mail address testing
1. Dave Browning:
Israel is our only friend ... for that matter the World's only friend in the
Subject: Re: Brit-Am Now no. 1284
Dear Yair, et al,
Concerning Dennis McGinlay's additions: "The USA is the Only friend of Israel",
i am certain all the faithful of Europe, and for that matter the world are
counted as friends of Israel, however, i think we are missing something here. We
are Israel's friend, yes, but Israel is our only friend in the Middle East too.
Israel is the USA's, Europe's, Austraila's ... for that matter the World's only
friend in the Middle East.
Seeing what's is going on in Europe, the UK, and the USA, indeed the only
sources of freedom an democracy in this whole wide world, how they are all
literally being invaded by Muslims, and what rewards we receive for allowing
this is a sad thing indeed. Until their lands are free, the world's freedom
rests in the balance. Untill there is free religious choice in Muslim controlled
territories, the world itself will be in terrible danger.
All this trying to appease the Muslims with this two state solution is in effect
stabbing our (all of ours) only friend in the middle east in the back. What
happens each time Israel gives up land or authority, to appease the irrational,
who crave this so called "Two State Solution"? The land and authority is not
used by the people it was given to build up any state. It is used to destroy
states. The displaced Arabs called "Palestinians" have thrown their lot in with
common criminals, they support them, help them, and hide them while they carry
out their murderous, criminal deeds. Such things could not happen unless the
people in those areas ignored, turned a blind eye, or otherwise allowed them. In
terms of religious oppression, and intolerance, there is no innocent Muslim.
They will tolerate you until they can take what is tours and then have no
further use for you. I am not talking in terms of race here, i am talking in
terms of the very essence of Islam (which means "submission").
I recently did some research on Hamas and my findings I put in the following:
Hamas; which means "zeal" was formed in 1987 (22 years ago) because the Egyptian
based Muslim Brotherhood's methods were not violent enough in their mutual
desire for the destruction of any other religion or government which does not
submit (Islam means submission) to the Dark Age system of Sharia law.
The lion's share, upwards of 60 to 70 percent of their financing comes from
Iran, Saudi Arabia, and their allies across the world. They assume the role of a
"humanitarian" organization, while secretly they operate pseudo military groups
who, disguised as civilians; carry out violent and deadly attacks on a much more
civilian "civilian" population, the citizens of Israel. Their numbers come from
the ranks of the so called "civilian" populations of displaced Arabs (not
Palestinians) who found themselves trapped in Israel at the onset of the war
perpetrated by 5 Arab countries against the newly founded Israel. These Arab
countries would not let these people, the so called "Palestinians" (who are more
precisely defined as migrant workers from Syria, Jordan, Egypt,Tturkey, etc etc)
return to their lands, forcing them to remain in Israel.
As to the term "Palestinian", the only time in all of history there was an
independent, sovereign nation in "Palestine", it was a Jewish nation, made up of
Jews, the direct descendants of Jacob (Israel), Isaac, and Abraham. There was
never, and never will be, an independent, sovereign Arab nation of any kind in
Do the civilians of Gaza, or the West Bank, or for that matter southern Lebanon
support and agree with Hamas's stated mission of destroying Israel? In January
of 2006 they elected members of Hamas to a majority holding in their parliament.
Hamas is able to operate in these "civilian" enclaves unimpeded and with wide
and popular support. It is unreasonable to assume they are not aware of, and
able to stop these deadly, reckless attacks on Israeli neighborhoods.
In the late 80s Hamas concentrated on kidnappings, murder, and the subjugation
of the civilians (mostly sympathizer with Israel) of Gaza. Since the 90s they
have claimed responsibility for hundreds of attacks, primarily against
civilians; killing over 300 and maiming some 2000 more.
In an effort to live in peace with the displaced Arabs of Gaza; Israel withdrew
from Gaza in August of 2005. Since that time Hamas has been preparing and
organizing for armed attacks upon Israel and its citizens, the events of the
last few days are merely the fruits of that planning. The Israeli reaction is
merely an effort to survive in the face of bestial prejudice. They have targeted
only known Hamas locations, and have been as discriminating as possible under
the circumstances. Much more so than most Americans usually are.
It's going to take more than books and talks.
From: Max Rambow <email@example.com>
Fw: Yosef Made Himself Known
I thought how ironic it is that Judah doesn't recognize Joseph yet today.
I think it's going to take more than books and talks. It's going to take an
awakening only our G-d can do. Not that we shouldn't continue.
You are doubtless correct that the final recognition will require mass
inspiration from on high.
Nevertheless as you say, books and talks are also important. We also have a
tradition that the Final Redemption will
come about at least initially through Arousal from Below i.e. we will bring it
forward. All of us have at some time
or other come to realize and acknowledge some truth or other after having at
first denied or ignored it. When we look back we see that the primary reports
that we did not consciously own up to did have an effect.
So too, the activities of Brit-Am and like-minded entities help build up a body
of impressions that prepare
the background for an ultimate widespread recognition of Brit-Am Ten Tribes
3. Brit-Am Replies to the Spurious
Claims of a Non-Believer
The following answers were given in reply to a letter somebody forwarded
Apparently a circular chain letter (A) in defense of Israel was sent out.
Then a certain "Atheist" (B) sent out a letter of his own criticizing (A).
We were requested to reply to (B) which we have done.
We have posted both (A) and (B) below. The remarks of (B) are accompanied by
The Circular Chain Letter
Subject: please pass this on....very important
Benjamin Netanyahu gave an interview and was asked about Israel's
occupation of Arab lands.
His response was "It's our land". The reporter was stunned - read
below "It's our land..." It's important information since we don't
get fair and accurate reporting from the media and facts tend to get
lost in the jumble of daily events.
"Crash Course on the Arab Israeli
These were compiled by a Christian
BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY.... ( It takes just
1.5 minutes to read!!!! )
It makes sense and it's not slanted. Jew and non-Jew -- it doesn't
1. Nationhood and Jerusalem. Israel became a nation in 1312 BCE, Two
thousand years before the rise of Islam.
2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of
a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of
the modern State of Israel.
3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BCE, the Jews have had
dominion over the land for one thousand years with a continuous
presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.
4. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 CE lasted no
more than 22 years.
5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital.
Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim
Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never
sought to make it their capital, and Arab leaders did not come to
. 6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in
the Jewish Holy
Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned once in the Koran.
7. King David founded the city of Jerusalem. Mohammed never came to
8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims pray with their backs toward
9. Arab and Jewish Refugees: in 1948 the Arab refugees were
encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land
of Jews. Sixty-eight percent left without ever seeing an Israeli
10 The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due
to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms.
11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is
estimated to be around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees
from Arab lands is estimated to be the same.
12. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated
into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab
territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs
is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or
integrated into their own people's lands. Jewish refugees were
completely absorbed into Israel, a country no larger than the state of
New Jersey .
13. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: the Arabs are represented by eight
separate nations, not including the Palestinians. There is only one
Jewish nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost.
Israel defended itself each time and won.
14. The PLO's Charter still calls for the destruction of the State
of Israel. Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank
land, autonomy under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them.
15 Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the
Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under Israeli rule, all
Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to
people of all faiths.
16. The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security
Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against
17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before
1990, 429 were directed against Israel.
18. The UN was silent while 58 Jerusalem Synagogues were destroyed
by the Jordanians.
19. The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically
desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.
20. The UN was silent while the Jordanians enforced an apartheid-
like a policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and
the Western Wall.
These are incredible times. We have to ask what our role should be.
What will we tell our grandchildren about we did when there was a
turning point in Jewish destiny, an opportunity to make a difference?
START NOW- Send this to 18 other people you know and ask them to send it to
eighteen others, Jew and non-Jew--it doesn't really matter.
Criticisms of the above letter (A) by an "Atheist" accompanied by Brit-Am
1. The sacred place
appointed by the Pentateuch for the grand place of worship of the Jews was Mt
in the Carmel range in Samaria.
Mt Gerizim is not part of the Carmel Range which is further to the
north overlooking the Bay of Haifa.
Mt Gerizim overlooks the city of Schechem.
One central event was held there one time only and that is all as far as we know
"The sacred place appointed by the Pentateuch" was meant to be a permanent place
of worship for all Israel and for all time and this was Jerusalem.
[Deuteronomy 12:5] BUT UNTO THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD YOUR GOD SHALL CHOOSE OUT
OF ALL YOUR TRIBES TO PUT HIS NAME THERE, EVEN UNTO HIS HABITATION SHALL YE
SEEK, AND THITHER THOU SHALT COME:
[Deuteronomy 12:6] AND THITHER YE SHALL BRING YOUR BURNT OFFERINGS, AND YOUR
SACRIFICES, AND YOUR TITHES, AND HEAVE OFFERINGS OF YOUR HAND, AND YOUR VOWS,
AND YOUR FREEWILL OFFERINGS, AND THE FIRSTLINGS OF YOUR HERDS AND OF YOUR
[Deuteronomy 12:7] AND THERE YE SHALL EAT BEFORE THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND YE SHALL
REJOICE IN ALL THAT YE PUT YOUR HAND UNTO, YE AND YOUR HOUSEHOLDS, WHEREIN THE
LORD THY GOD HATH BLESSED THEE.
Before the Temple in Jerusalem was built we had the Tabernacle.
Wherever the Tabernacle was could be considered the central place of worship
though not to the same extent that was latter applicable to the
Temple in Jerusalem.
The Tabernacle moved from Shiloh to Nob to Giveon.
It was never anywhere near Gerizim.
2. From 1000-972BCE David
unified the tribes of Israel. He captured
the city of the Jebusites
and made it his capital. (Note the revised date and the fact that he did not
found Jerusalem, though he possibly renamed it.)
True enough but Jerusalem had been taken several times previously and than
control had relapsed.
It is possible that Jebus was only part of the city area and that David merely
completed the conquest.
3. On David's death,
Israel degenerated into tribal warfare. There is no evidence that a king
called Solomon existed, though there is evidence that a temple was built to
David's order, at debilitating expense.
The Bible speaks of Solomon. That is enough. The Bible is evidence.
I heartily dislike the attitude adopted by certain atheistically and/or pagan
minded academics according to which,
"If the Bible says it, it must be wrong". Usually we refrain on principle from
arguing with such types.
4. In 932BCE the tribe of
Judah split from Israel and founded an
kingdom around Jebus,
renamed Jerusalem, meaning 'sacred ladder', referring to Mt Zion, their new
holy place, replacing Gerizim.
Judah did not split from Israel but rather Israel split from Judah.
Jerusalem does not mean 'sacred ladder' .
There is no proof that Gerizim was ever on a permanent basis considered a "holy
Jerusalem did not replace Gerizim since Gerizim fulfilled no function.
5. Jeroboam I of Israel
(932-910) erected a new altar at Bethel. Meanwhile Jerusalem, under
I of Judah (931-914), was
beseiged by Egypt and the
temple riches plundered.
6. Under Omri
(885-874) Samaria became the new capital of Israel.
7. Subsequently, around 790 and 730, Jerusalem is twice besieged by Israel and
the temple plundered. Ahaz
(734-728) appeals for help from Assyria.
8. By 722 Israel is defeated by Assyria. Much of its population is escorted
into slavery. Israel ceases to exist.
All of the population of northern Israel was exiled.
In their places of exile some of them were worked as slaves as shown on Assyrian
Others were absorbed into the Assyrian military apparatus and general
administration as regular citizens
of foreign origin.
9. Under Josiah
(640-609), with rapid decline of Assyrian empire, Judah expands into territory
once belonging to the kingdom of Israel. Bethel is sacked. Josiah is killed in
battle against the Egyptians.
(609-598) is appointed as puppet king by King
of Egypt. In 605 Nebuchadnezzar defeats the Egyptians at
transfers his allegiance to Babylon.
11. In 597 Nebuchadnezzar invades Judah and captures Jerusalem. The temple is
plundered and its treasures taken. 17000 leading citizens of Judah are taken
12. In 587 Zedekiah leads an abortive rebellion against Babylon. In reprisal
the Jerusalem temple is sacked and razed to the ground. More Jews are taken
13. In 539 the Babylonian empire is conquered by the Persians. The Persian
king Cyrus allows the Jews to return to Jerusalem and appoints a Jewish
governor. From 525 the temple is rebuilt. Cyrus is called Messiah.
14. In 169 Antiochus IV plunders the Jerusalem temple.
15. In 167 a revolt by Judas
Maccabaeus is successful. For
over 100 years the Jews are free again.
16. In 63 the Romans annex Palestine. Only a small minority of the people in
Palestine are Jews, mostly in and around Jerusalem.
When the Romans began their occupation of the Holy Land Jews were the majority
population in the area of present-day "Israel" and "Jordan" and parts of
There were however very large pockets of non-Jewish heathen settlements
throughout the area.
17. In 37 Herod the
descended from Esau, who had persuaded the Romans of his right to the throne,
took Jerusalem and became King of Israel. Work begins on rebuilding the temple
in 19BCE. Herod is called Messiah, until he turns
at the end of his reign.
As far as I know Herod was not called "Messiah".
Legally I do not think he could have been. If the contrary is claimed I would
like to see a source.
I doubt that one exists.
In Hebrew "Messiah" is "Moshiach" (or "Mashiach") with the final "ch" having a
weak "h" type sound.
There is another word "Moshiah" meaning "Savior" which to foreign ears could
"Moshiach" means "anointed".
A legitimate monarch would be "anointed" when his legitimacy was challenged.
The anointing confirmed his right to rule.
"The Annointed" ("Ha-Mashiach") could also be applied to someone who was
anointed or set aside for a specific purpose.
The Cohen (Priest) whose task was to encourage Israelite soldiers before they
went out to war (Deuteronomy 20:1-4) and to read to them the promises of the
Almighty (Deuteronomy 20:3-4) was called by the Sages "Mashiach Milchamah" i.e.
"Annointed [for the purpose of] War".
So too, when Cyrus is referred to as the "Annointed" of the Almighty (Isaiah
this may be understood as meaning that
God had set him aside for a specific purpose.
Later the term "Moshaiach" came to signify the final ruler descendants of David
who would redeem the People of Israel
from their oppressors and restore the Kingdom of Heaven on this earth.
18. After repeated
revolts, Jerusalem is retaken in 70CE by the Romans and
and the remaining Jewish forces subsequently annihilated.
The Idumeans fought on the side of the Jews against the Romans.
19. After further
uprisings in the next 40 years, all Jews remaining in Palestine are expelled
by the Romans and forbidden from ever returning. (So much for 'continuous
presence in the last 3300 years'.)
Israelites conquered the Land of Canaan in ca. 1400 BCE.
In 135-137 CE in the Land of Israel there was the Rebellion of Bar Kochba.
##In 135, following the fall of a Jewish revolt led by Bar Kokhba in 132?135,
the Roman emperor Hadrian attempted the expulsion of Jews from Judea. His
attempt was as unsuccessful as were most of Rome's many attempts to alter the
demography of the Empire; this is demonstrated by the continued existence of the
rabbinical academy of Lydda in Judea, and in any case large Jewish populations
remained in Samaria and the Galilee. Tiberias became the headquarters of
exiled Jewish patriarchs. The Romans joined the province of Judea (which already
included Samaria) together with Galilee to form a new province, called Syria
Palaestina, to complete the disassociation with Judaea.. Notwithstanding the
oppression, some two hundred Jewish communities remained. Gradually, certain
religious freedoms were restored to the Jewish population, such as exemption
from the imperial cult and internal self-administration. ###
In 352 CE, a Jewish revolt against Byzantine rule in Tiberias and other parts of
the Galilee was brutally suppressed.
Byzantine administration of Palestine was temporarily suspended during the
Persian occupation of 614?28,
[Jews helped the Persians displace the Byzantines but quickly became
disillusioned with Persian rule.
In 634 CE the Arabs conquered "Palestine".
Under Muslim Rule the number of Jews in the area diminished but there were
always a handful who remained.
The number of Jews in the Land of Israel on the whole was directly proportional
to the willingness of the ruling authorities
to tolerate them and the economic capacity of the region to support them even
when this capacity was stretched greatly..
The basic facts are:
Jews have been in the Land of Israel more than any other people.
Jews never left the land of their own free will.
Whenever the situation permitted Jews always returned to the Land and
re-affirmed their ownership of it.
20. When Israel was
recreated after the second world war, it was as a land to which Jews could
return. The vast majority of the population were, of course, non-Jewish
Palestinians. Freedom of religion was paramount. It was not intended to be a
Jewish state. That would be a theocracy, whereas it is, supposedly, a
democracy, though it seems that non-Jewish Palestinians, by now a minority,
have little say. Apartheid is government policy.
When the State of Israel was recreated in 1948 the non-Jewish
Palestinians were a minority since most of them had either fled or been
It was intended to be a Jewish State.
Apartheid is not Israeli government policy though perhaps against Muslims it
I do not intend to defend
either side in the conflict, quite the contrary. Religion is to blame. The
Jews think they have some divine right to the land. No-one has a divine right
to anything, in my opinion. In any case, the two sides worship the same God,
don't they? Does God (that you believe in) discriminate?
He says that he does "not intend to defend either side in the conflict, quite
On the contrary, he has taken a side.
He has spoken against the Jewish right to the land.
He is imputing opinions to the Almighty contrary to the Bible.
The only knowledge we have of God is what is found in the Bible.
If it is not in the Bible it is not there.
4. Interesting Source on Messiah Son of
Joseph from an Orthodox Jewish Point of View
The principal and final function
ascribed to Mashiach
is of political and military nature. He shall wage war against the forces of
evil that oppress Israel. More specifically, he will do battle against Edom, the
descendants of Esau. Edom is the comprehensive designation of the enemies of
Israel, and it will be crushed through the progeny of Joseph. Thus it was
prophesied of old, "The House of Jacob will be a fire and the House of Joseph a
flame, and the House of Esau for stubble.." (Obadiah 1:18): "the progeny of Esau
shall be delivered only into the hands of the progeny of Joseph."
This ultimate confrontation between Joseph and Esau is alluded already in the
very birth of Joseph when his mother Rachel exclaimed, "G-d has taken away my
disgrace" (Genesis 30:23): with prophetic vision she foresaw that an "anointed
savior" will descend from Joseph and that he will remove the disgrace of
Israel. In this context she called his name "Yossef,
- may G-d add to me ben
(lit., another son), i.e., ben
- one who will be at the end of the world's time,' from which it follows that
- one anointed for battle' will descend from Joseph."
5. Your US Brit-Am Address:
I don't have access to PayPal at this time.
Here's my question, though.
Can I order specific Books, other publications, and send contributions to
Itamar, in Florida ?
Yes of course.
2017 Van Buren St.
All money for Brit-Am forwarded to Itamar is deposited in an account to which we
have immediate access.
God bless you
6. Two New Articles by Cam Rea
(a) "Who was
First King of the Parthians?"
by Cam Rea
The Parthians (as explained in "The Tribes"
http://britam.org/the-Tribes.html ) were Israelites related to the Goths and
The Parthian Empire began when Arsaces conquered the Persians. This new article
by Cam Rea tells us who Arsaces was.
Cam Rea has written several articles on the Brit-Am web site that have been well
He has also written a book about the Assyrian Exile of the Ten Tribes of Israel.
(b) Cam Rea: "Assyria's invasion of
Media, a Short Introduction"
The Ten Tribes of Israel were exiled by the Assyrians to the North and settled
in the Cities of the Medes becoming later identified as Medes.
For a list of more articles by Cam Rea as well as those by other
Guests of Brit-Am see:
7. Brit-Am e-mail address testing
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The present one:
This is the address we normally use but (perhaps because of the .il suffix)
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This will be our alternate.
Shortly you will receive two "Brit-Am e-mail address test" letters.
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If you receive a letter from only:
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