Friday, December 21, 2007

HIV/AIDS

Scarlet Letter: A Christian With AIDS
The following is a actual letter I sent to a close Christian friend in 1999, immediately after I was diagnosed with HIV. Since then the HIV has progressed on into AIDS.

Does God Heal Today?
When I was first diagnosed with the HIV virus, I read innumerable articles on it and later suffered from an information overload and depressing confusion. One article would speak in favor of taking the highly toxic HIV/AIDS medicines, and then I'd read another one that spoke against it with just as convincing of an argument.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

www.DavidBenAriel.org

USA

Behind the Veil of Islam
It's sad to see some pull the veil over the eyes of innocent Americans with disarming and deceitful portrayals of Islam as well-assimilated and innocuous. Let the rest of the story be told

World News

King of Europe?
In an interview with the BBC William Hague warns that the creation of a new EU Foreign Minister and a new EU President - both of whom will purport to represent the EU on the world stage - could create confusion and tension in Brussels. The article reports that one cabinet member from another EU country said of the new EU President that "At last Europe will have a King!"

Hanukkah

Third Temple Coming Soon to Jerusalem!
Israel and world Jewry's inaction concerning the Temple is without excuse! Even for those who would ignore biblical history and demand that we first become ritually pure, there's no reason for failing to prepare for that glorious day. It's incumbent upon the Chief Rabbinate and Israeli government to do so.

Christmas

Why I No Longer Celebrate Christmas
I was blessed to grow up in Risingsun, Ohio next door to my Grandma and Grandpa Hoover on their farm that embraced where we lived, surrounding us with its loving arms on both sides (until the age of 11) and behind, with our woods over yonder a bit, that I loved to walk through as a boy, always looking for my "brother" hawk, circling overhead, to greet me...

Will God Curse Our Countries for Christmas?
Abominable Christians, those who have the perverted religious preference of tradition over truth, are just like every other sinner unwilling to confess and forsake their sins and seek to whitewash or justify them. The difference is such professing Christians often pretend to be better or more righteous than those physical idolaters and immoral folks (who also refuse to repent) while they engage in spiritual idolatry (putting tradition over truth) and spiritual immorality (whoring around with other gods and foreign ways) bringing divine judgment upon our nations.

Israel

Abortion: Blood of Innocents (Jeremiah 7:31)
The cult of Choice is the worst symptom evident in society of the Hellenist disease. It sacrifices children upon the hedonistic altars of convenience and irresponsibility in an immoral and idolatrous way. It disguises itself as progressive and enlightened, but it is actually a dark throwback to the pagan rituals performed in the Valley of Hinnom: the holocaust of children that the prophet Jeremiah condemned (Jeremiah 7:31).

Lost Tribes

The Plain Truth About the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel
The United Kingdom of Israel split in two during the reign of Solomon's son, Rehoboam. The Northern Kingdom of Israel was composed of 10 tribes, headed by the tribe of Joseph, in their new capital called Samaria. The Southern Kingdom of Judah continued to rule from Jerusalem, with the Royal House of David presiding over them.

Europe

Germany Behind the Mask
For over 50 years, Herbert W. Armstrong warned that a German-led European combine would thresh the nations. When Germany lay in ashes after WWII, Mr. Armstrong had no doubt Germany would be back with a vengeance and he pounded this theme home through the pages of The Plain Truth magazine read by millions worldwide.

Africa

Aid for Africa?
Why, after all these years, are so many countries in Africa still dependent upon Western aid? Has such aid truly helped the situation or encouraged them to let others do for them what they won't do for themselves?

A Warning for America from South Africa
By Gemma Meyer (Gemma Meyer is the pseudonym of a South African journalist. She and her husband, a former conservative member of parliament, still reside in South Africa.)

Fellowship with besieged white South Africans
I care for South Africans, Israelis, and Americans but it's horrifying to see our white Israelite peoples are being sold out (we often get the leaders we deserve) and/or just go like sheep to the slaughter or worry about being called "racist" more than our survival. Truly our nations are under a CURSE for our disobedience and the only way to reverse the curse is to REPENT. Will we? God knows.



Israel

The secret Nazis covet the Temple Mount
"Even before the end of this war, I revealed to you the plans for a NAZI UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT, to go underground as a SECRET organization the very moment they lost the war - to lay low...then come forth when least expected, RESTORE GERMANY TO POWER, and go on to finally accomplish their aims in a WORLD WAR III" - The Plain Truth, Sept. 1948.

World News

Has Rowan Williams lost his head?
What a shame that Rowan Williams doesn't base his beliefs upon the Bible, which explains why he finds Christian Zionist views as "very strange, and not at all easy to accept."

Lying Visions of Peace
The lying peace process exposes how Jews refuse to accept Israel as a Jewish state, and how Jews are willing to sacrifice each other and sell out the Land and People of Israel if the price is right: both political and religious leaders are guilty of these sins that stink to High Heaven.

USA

Real Republicans claim Ron Paul.

Join the
Ron Paul revolution! Ballots not bullets to reclaim our government and country, so help us God.

http://www.ronpaul2008.com/

Born again: The Kingdom of God!
GOD IS REPRODUCING HIMSELF! That's the glorious Good News that Jesus boldly proclaimed! The Gospel of the Kingdom of God announces the GOD KINGDOM: a Spirit-Born Kingdom of God-Beings! A Royal Family that we can enter (Rev. 3:21). A Divine Family that will administer God's Government throughout the universe and eternity (Isa. 9:7; Dan. 7:18).

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ron Paul Music

As a lively supporter of Ron Paul for President, enjoy these winning tunes:

"Da doo Ron Ron Ron da doo Ron Ron" - (Da Doo Ron Ron by the Crystals) of

And to the catchy tune of the Beach Boys' Barbara Ann -

"Rah rah rah Ron Paul for President"

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall

The precious and priceless truths contained within Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall are destined to become a national debate and an international controversy.

by David Ben-Ariel


Introduction

Survival Guaranteed

Why National Defeat

Truth of Consequences

Victims of Tradition

Europe's Fate

Jesus and the Jews

Elijah's Key Role

Friday, December 07, 2007

Christmas articles by David Ben-Ariel

Holidays

Why I No Longer Celebrate Christmas
I was blessed to grow up in Risingsun, Ohio next door to my Grandma and Grandpa Hoover on their farm that embraced where we lived, surrounding us with its loving arms on both sides (until the age of 11) and behind, with our woods over yonder a bit, that I loved to walk through as a boy, always looking for my "brother" hawk, circling overhead, to greet me...

Christmas is About Giving -- Says Who?
Going into debt certainly isn't biblical, so why not break free from the trance? The "Christmas" rush is a "drug" pushed by commercial pimps prostituting a supposedly Christian holiday for their ungodly profits! They hold hands around the cash register and sing, "What a friend we have in Jesus."

Will God Curse Our Countries for Christmas?
Abominable Christians, those who have the perverted religious preference of tradition over truth, are just like every other sinner unwilling to confess and forsake their sins and seek to whitewash or justify them. The difference is such professing Christians often pretend to be better or more righteous than those physical idolaters and immoral folks (who also refuse to repent) while they engage in spiritual idolatry (putting tradition over truth) and spiritual immorality (whoring around with other gods and foreign ways) bringing divine judgment upon our nations.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

German-Vatican plot to occupy Jerusalem

The Traveller magazine/tabloid for backpackers and such, published in Jerusalem (now defunct, having served its purpose) and formerly available throughout Israel, especially in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Eilat (from one end of Israel to the other), ran a full-page article I wrote entitled: "Will Jerusalem Become an International City?"

The Jerusalem Post ('A Traveler's fanzine takes off' by Giden Keren, 07-08-96) reported:
'The one time The Traveller did run a political piece, it ruffled feathers with the local authorities. In 'Will Jerusalem become an international city?' by American writer David Ben-Ariel, readers were warned about a German-Vatican plot to take over Jerusalem, urged to take back the Temple Mount and dislodge 'as symbols of foreign occupation' Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock.

'David Ben-Ariel was a nice non-Jewish guy with strong views and a great love for this country,' says Nick Day, 'but he probably was talking a bit too much when he should have kept his mouth shut.'

Following publication of that article, Ben-Ariel was arrested and locked up for a week [actually two] before being expelled from the country. Ever since, The Traveller has been a bit sheepish about accepting political material... /

Israeli investigative author Barry Chamish mentions my unjust deportation in his book Traitors and Carpetbaggers in the Promised Land and remarks at how the Israeli government OVERREACTED to my article. He feels that's why they deported me: exposing the German-Vatican plot to occupy Jerusalem! I think that's definitely part of it but that it's all involved with highlighting the plight of the Temple Mount suffering under Nazi-Muslim occupation.

Nothing new under the sun. Were the accusations made against Stephen true? Or against Paul?

Acts 6
8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Then [Satan got stirred up as a result] there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Freedmen (Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and those from Cilicia and Asia), disputing with Stephen. 10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke. 11 Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God." 12 And they stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; and they came upon him, seized him, and brought him to the council. 13 They also set up false witnesses who said, "This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law; 14 for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs which Moses delivered to us." 15 And all who sat in the council, looking steadfastly at him, saw his face as the face of an angel.

American Detained in Jerusalem's Russian Compound

Israel's Unjust Deportation of David Ben-Ariel

Blow up the Mosques or an Expired Visa?

Dangerous Ideas?

From Toledo to Jerusalem

Why Edward Abington, Jr. Must Be Investigated!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Israeli repentance or EU occupation?

It's great that the Temple Institute prepares the instruments and garments, things associated with the holy Temple and its service, as commanded, and that the Temple Mount Faithful demonstrates and reminds the Israeli government and people of their Jewish/biblical responsibility to cleanse the Temple Mount of its present foreign filth and restore the Temple Mount as the Temple Mount. Thankfully, it's only a matter of time.

Within my many articles on Jerusalem and the Third Temple, I encourage the Jews and Israelis to love and obey God and build the Temple, but warn them that if Judah doesn't repent, doesn't at least do what they know to be true, the German-Jesuit EU will occupy Jerusalem and Europe's wannabe divine emperor will trespass and pollute the holy Temple and proclaim himself God - like the accursed Antiochus Epiphanes.

Happy Hanukkah!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Abortion: Blood of Innocents (Jeremiah 7:31)

Abortion: Blood of Innocents (Jeremiah 7:31)

Some might get the mistaken notion that this Christian Zionist is blind to the sins of Israel, since I'm so pro-Israel, but I'm not naive and I do call upon Israelis to lead holy lives in the Holy Land and speak out against their various sins as strongly as I do against the sins of our American and British-Israelite peoples, hoping to help avert divine judgment and national disaster, defeat and deportation.

This TOUGH LOVE article is one example of pleading with Judah for Zion's sake:

"Whoever saves a single life, saves a whole world." What Jew hasn't heard that saying from the Talmud? What Jew can't empathize with those who have no voice, who are considered less than human, and, through no fault of their own, are marked for liquidation?

Yet the Gentilized "Jewish" State of Israel has permitted the "whole world" to be destroyed almost TWO MILLION times!

Apparently, too many Israelis have forgotten these things. Efrat, a pro-life organization, testifies that close to TWO MILLION innocent children have lost their lives in Israel since 1948!

Evil can harden a heart. The big bucks that the abortion industry grinds out can cause some to put cash before conscience. Whereas some may be unaware of how truly abhorrent abortions are, an abortionist sees the child sacrifices offered to the bloodthirsty god called "Choice."

An abortionist is without excuse. They've repeatedly taken innocent Jewish life with premeditation. Abortionists have purposely stopped the heartbeat and brainwaves of countless victims of Choice. They've cruelly extinguished the light of Jewish stars (that our father Avraham hoped for) in the evil spirit of pharaoh, Haman and Hitler.

The cult of Choice is the worst symptom evident in society of the Hellenist disease. It sacrifices children upon the hedonistic altars of convenience and irresponsibility in an immoral and idolatrous way. It disguises itself as progressive and enlightened, but it is actually a dark throwback to the pagan rituals performed in the Valley of Hinnom: the holocaust of children that the prophet Jeremiah condemned (Jeremiah 7:31).

"They have acted shamefully. They have done abhorrent things - Yet they do not feel shame, and they cannot be made to blush. Assuredly, they shall fall among the falling" (Jeremiah 6:15).

Where is a Jewish leader like King Josiah who recognized the seriousness of his nation's deadly sins and did all that he could to avert divine judgment?

Will Israel repent of despising their inheritance by surrendering it to sworn enemies? Will Israel act now to stop the pagan practice of aborting their future? Or must Israel fall before Germany and Jerusalem suffer EU occupation?

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Shimon Peres Came to Power Over Rabin's Dead Body

I met Yitzhak Rabin in the Israeli Parliament in 1982 during Hanukkah. I was able to talk with him briefly and mention I was associated with Ambassador College in Pasadena, California...

Shimon Peres came to power over Rabin's dead body

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Rose Petals

Rose Petals

Looking at pictures from a long time ago
Gazing into faces of people I used to know
Remembering those moments when we were all so close
Now we're just fond memories, fun stories to be retold
Relationships that began to blossom as a rose
Each and every experience watched another petal unfold
Such an emotional adventure, something to cherish and hold
Like flowers picked from the field of life in a vase to behold


David Ben-Ariel

I actually wrote that poem/song when I was living as a volunteer in Israel, at a kibbutz in Israel (it's a commune, a collective farm, where in return for your work you get your room and food and a wonderful opportunity to meet other volunteers from all over the world), Kibbutz Regavim (in the middle of the country), and there was this Dutch guy who played the guitar. Maarten was his name. I told him if he played the guitar words would come to my mind and I could write a poem just listening to him play. He started playing and I started writing and this poem is the result! (After reading some old letters, I found out it wasn't that poem but the one listed here - Poems from Kibbutz Regavim)



Maarten (Holland) and David at Kibbutz Regavim

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Life is a Trek (in order)

Life is a Trek
Cape Town, RSA
Jerusalem, the Western Wall
Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan, Restal Hotel, Tiberias, Israel
Tel Aviv-Sheraton Hotel
Jerusalem the Golden
Bet Shean, The Roman Theatre
Greece - Mykonos port postcard
Lucerne: City, Lake and Rigi
Roman theater in Amman, Jordan
Trek notes
Sea of Galilee
Island of Rhodes
HOTEL DES BALANCES
Kibbutz Dan during Operation Desert Storm
Kibbutz Adamit, Israel
Kibbutz Sdot Yam, Israel
Drinking Beer in Munich
Kibbutz Reshafim, Israel
End of Ulpan at Sdot Yam
Moshav Kfar Hayyim, Israel
PRAHA

Saturday, November 03, 2007

New World Order Coming

New World Order Coming

Yet out of ashes & rubble of repentance
A New World Order will arise

Spoken of by the Prophets who
Assure us of Europe's demise

Ten little naked emperors with
Towers will quake and fall

And the crawling Child will suddenly
Stand and walk six feet tall

The Gods will dwell among men
With Earth restored to Eden again

The King of Righteousness reigns
And nothing will ever be the same

The old world has passed away
The Dawn has given birth to a new day

Let Elijah herald Babylon is fallen, fallen
For in Judah and Jerusalem God is exulted!

Jerusalem is remembered and redeemed
Israel a Kingdom of Light to be seen

The Darkness couldn't bend Heaven's Will
Ancient of Days in His people fulfilled!

David Ben-Ariel

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall

Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall




Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall is destined to become a national debate and an international controversy because it dares to speak the plain truth in a world of lies!

Beyond Babylon
Introduction

Beyond Babylon
Chapter 1
Survival Guaranteed!

The DEVASTATION unleashed against America and her British allies was without precedent. Destruction was everywhere and a body count impossible. The catastrophe was beyond calculation.

Europe - gripped with a messianic furor - justified this mass destruction of the body to "save the soul." Besides, they have the blessing of the pope. His white robes are stained with the blood of many martyrs.

Beyond Babylon
Chapter 2
Why National Defeat?

Why are we in mortal danger? Why will the American, British and Jewish people SUFFER national defeat? How could Europe ever turn against us?

Beyond Babylon
Chapter 3
Truth or Consequences

As global tensions increase, and threats of confrontation escalate, we might very well wonder whether humanity will survive. Unless there’s a GOD to intervene, we have a bleak future indeed: a DEAD PLANET! Will earth become a nuclear fireball? Will charred bones - aftermath of unleashed atomic fires - and the smoldering ruins of a suicidal civilization be all that’s left?

Beyond Babylon
Chapter 4
Victims of Tradition

Whenever our behavior gets out of control, God lets us loose control! When we’re held hostage to bad habits, and refuse to let them go, we go into captivity! A national lack of discipline results in God sending corrective punishment! Then we wake up and get with it, and beg God to save us. The whole purpose is to bring us to our knees and senses.

Beyond Babylon
Chapter 5
Europe's Fate

What’s going to happen to Europe? We know what’s going to happen to the American and British peoples, as well as to our Jewish brethren. The coming WORLD CRISIS is prophesied to fall especially hard on them. Why?

Beyond Babylon
Chapter 6
Jesus and the Jews

Why don't the Jews accept Jesus?" I've been asked that so many times. My usual reply? "Why haven't the Christians?" At least the Jews are waiting for the proper imperial restoration. The Messiah's coming to sit on DAVID'S THRONE - not Caesar's or "St. Peter's." The Anointed One's going to rule from JERUSALEM - not Rome!

Beyond Babylon
Chapter 7
Elijah's Key Role

Israel's about to host the greatest showdown on earth! A spiritual conflict of interests will create such a scene in Jerusalem that the whole world will watch! Zion will be an arena of prophets and sorcerers, warriors and kings! The forces of good and evil are set to duel: the sons of light will battle the sons of darkness, and truth will confront error head-on!

Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hillary Clinton unplugged

Hillary Clinton unplugged

Has Hillary Clinton read Beyond Babylon yet? If elected president, will Hillary Clinton rule like the biblical judge Deborah or will Hillary Clinton terrorize like the wicked Jezebel? Time will tell. It's up to you, potential Mrs. or Ms. President.

Hillary Clinton unplugged

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Ahab and Jezebel

Ahab (apostates in Israel) and Jezebel (Vatican) are plotting against Jerusalem, and will stop at nothing to seize the crown of the coveted Temple Mount for the Crusader-Kingdom the German-Jesuits are hell-bent on creating, even over the dead body of Yitzhak Rabin and any person who dares to stand in opposition to them.
Thankfully, "Elijah" (chief spokesman between the Two Witnesses) will be immune from their attacks until his God-given mission is accomplished.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Jews are a stubborn lot

Jews are a stubborn lot

Several years ago, I was praying to our Great Creator God, the God of the Bible, the God of Israel, about our Hebrew roots (the Israelite origins of the West that I'm convinced about as we bear the many biblical birthmarks of fulfilled prophecy concerning the "Lost Ten Tribes"), wondering what specific Israelite tribe I'm from primarily - whether Joseph or Judah (since my ancestry is primarily Celtic and Anglo-Saxon with descent from British and Scottish Royal Families).

Shortly thereafter, I received this letter from my Great Aunt Neva Ort (from my father's side of the family) who had just finished reading Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall --

I hope your message gets across to the Jews. I was thinking about you this A.M. before I got up. You would make a good Jew. We had a lot of Jewish M.D. One when I was in nursing - Chief of Staff. One pediatrician at [can't make it out] - my floor. One neurosurgeon when I was at Blodgett. A whole slew of them when I was in the army. They are a stubborn lot and I think you just might be stubborn enough to be one. Ha! I hope you have a sense of humor!
Good luck with your book. I will pray for the Jews. I'm taking it in for the pastor to read. I think he will enjoy it.

I love you,
Aunt Neva


Beyond Babylon

David Ben-Ariel

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Life is a Trek (in order)

Life is a Trek
Cape Town, RSA
Jerusalem, the Western Wall
Kibbutz Ramat Yohanan, Restal Hotel, Tiberias, Israel
Tel Aviv-Sheraton Hotel
Jerusalem the Golden
Bet Shean, The Roman Theatre
Greece - Mykonos port postcard
Lucerne: City, Lake and Rigi
Roman theater in Amman, Jordan
Trek notes
Sea of Galilee
Island of Rhodes
HOTEL DES BALANCES
Kibbutz Dan during Operation Desert Storm
Kibbutz Adamit, Israel
Kibbutz Sdot Yam, Israel
Drinking Beer in Munich
Kibbutz Reshafim, Israel
End of Ulpan at Sdot Yam
Moshav Kfar Hayyim, Israel
PRAHA

Woe to Ariel! (Jerusalem to suffer EU occupation)

Woe to Ariel! (Jerusalem to suffer EU occupation)
UN Resolution 181 ^ | 10-14-07 | David Ben-Ariel

The most merciful God of Jacob-Israel resurrected the nation of Israel from the graveyard of history and offered us a new opportunity to fulfill our unique calling to become a model nation, a kingdom of priests, a light to all nations, based upon the Law and the Prophets.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Was Hitler's homosexuality Nazism's best-kept secret?

Was Hitler's homosexuality Nazism's best-kept secret? . - fair comment - The Hidden Hitler - book review
Adolf Hitler's homosexuality has been demonstrated beyond question by German historian Lothar Machtan's massively researched new book, The Hidden Hitler, ...
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Having read The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party twice, and hearing one of the co-authors, Kevin Abrams, lecture in Jerusalem on the subject, I believe Hitler was not a homosexual but that his glorification of men (in the pagan Greek and Roman spirit) appealed to homosexuals.

Regardless, his lust is in the dust.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Are all Christians Conscientious Objectors?

Are all Christians Conscientious Objectors?

The other night I watched
PBS: The Good War and Those Who Refused To Fight It about conscientious objectors during WWII. It reminded me of how I used to basically believe the same way, even making sure I had several registered letters to document my (unofficial) CO status when it looked like the US might go to war with Nicaragua years ago, due to what Herbert W. Armstrong taught in his Military Service and War booklet.

Later, due to wondering about the Quaker influence upon Mr. Armstrong and unresolved questions or apparent contradictions about this important Christian subject, I did a prayerful Bible study on it and wrote it up to share my different conclusions.

Onward Christian Soldiers!

Since then, I've also written these additional articles:

Separation of Church and State? Says Who?

God's One Government Has Two Branches!

David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Yom Kippur at Sdot Yam

Yom Kippur at Sdot Yam
Worldwide Church of God ^ | 09-22-07 | David Ben-Ariel

Today was Yom Kippur, so I begin to write on a "clean slate," beginning with synagogue services (2 1/2 hrs.) last night to usher in this holiest of Jewish days.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Israel enables Nazi-Muslims

I was never arrested, I was never charged of being involved in any plot, or anything illegal, but I was the target of politico-religious persecution for exposing Israeli hypocrisy in pretending they respect religious freedom while enabling Nazi-Muslims to trample the religious rights of Christians and Jews daily upon the TEMPLE Mount that they presently occupy. They forbid Christians or Jews from praying or reading the Bible on the most holy site where the temples stood, Jesus taught and the disciples worshiped.

American Detained in Jerusalem's Russian Compound
Blow Up the Mosques or an Expired Visa?
Dangerous Ideas?
Why Edward Abington, Jr. Must be Investigated!
A House of Prayer for All Peoples?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

David Ben-Ariel's Return to Zion!

I am not permanently barred from Israel and will return to Zion soon, by the grace of God (let the nations know they are but men).

Israel's Unjust Deportation of David Ben-Ariel

American Detained in Jerusalem's Russian Compound

From Toledo to Jerusalem

When Caesar Plays God: When the State Oversteps Its Bounds

Blow Up the Mosques or an Expired Visa?

Dangerous Ideas?

Why Edward Abington, Jr. Must be Investigated!

A House of Prayer for All Peoples?

FBI on the Fourth of July!

FBI on the Fourth of July!

This was written before 9/11...

Learn from my mistake if you don't want the FBI knocking on your door! I had read or heard that if you don't properly LOG OUT that someone who's computer savvy can enter your site and appear as you. Because I was in a hurry the other day, I just shut my computer off without logging out.

Today, ironically July 4th, 2 FBI agents knocked on my door and said they wanted to question me. [I'm a descendant of John Adams, JQA and James Buchanan]. First they said I had to go with them to be questioned and I refused, insisting they could ask me any questions they wanted right here. They said I had to go with them. I asked if they had a warrant. They said they didn't need one, and that that was "new." The one man and black woman ended up questioning me for over an hour here.

They said I had sent a bomb threat to the FBI in New York City against some Hindu festival. I said I did NOT. I told them that I wouldn't do that and am not so stupid anyway, especially since I know e-mails can be traced since I had gone to the FBI last year to report several death threats I had received (which they said they traced to east Jerusalem).

The FBI agents said the threat came from my computer, but that it was made to appear to have originated in Jordan. I don't know how to do that, and didn't do it. It just happens that I recently didn't log out after I had been on an Arab forum - www.arabia.com [now defunct] - from JORDAN. Obviously, one of my enemies there abused the situation.

The FBI agents asked if I had any enemies. I said any militant Muslims could hate me for calling upon the Israeli government to build the Temple; that traditional Christians could hate me for speaking the plain truth that contradicts their pagan beliefs; that some Jews could hate me if they thought I was a "missionary," etc. I also gave them the name of the former Church member, an embittered, demon-possessed person who had written Israel that I was going to try and blow up the mosque to stop the peace process. That's why Israel unjustly deported me - fears based upon LIES.

I referred the FBI agents to my [former] website and to my frequent Jerusalem Post letters, and my book Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall to clearly see my beliefs that are honestly on record - and ENTIRELY aboveground and LEGAL. I have nothing to hide and am completely innocent, so I spoke with them and wished them a good Fourth as they left. The moral of this all-too-true story: LOG OUT!

But it doesn't end there. I called and complained to the FBI director in this area about being lied to by his agent. The director said I was correct, that there wasn't any change in the law that demanded I go with them for questioning without a warrant.

Later I agreed to permit the FBI to come and copy my hard drive, to further prove my innocence (although some friends were angry that I enabled my rights to be infringed upon). That time the nice black lady returned with someone new, not the Italian man who lied to me. She appeared sincerely interested in my book and biblical beliefs, which we discussed while the fellow was working with my computer. I said if they had any further questions they could call me to come downtown to their office.

They must have "solved" their case, because she's since been transferred to Detroit and I haven't heard anything more from them about it. As I told her, I just figured they used that as an excuse to question me and remind me they're aware of me, not that it was necessary at all. She insisted the FBI in New York really had received a bomb threat allegedly from me. God knows.

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Some have since informed me that it isn't necessarily true about hackers getting in when you don't log out and strange coincidence that after those visits The Jerusalem Post - who had published practically every letter I sent them - abruptly ceased to do so.

David Ben-Ariel is a Christian-Zionist writer and author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. With a focus on the Middle East and Jerusalem, his analytical articles help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out the Beyond Babylon blog.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Steve's dead and I'm deprived of a good friend

Doris, Steve's mom (my friend Steve Gwinn from Toledo, Ohio who saved all my cards and letters that inspired this Life is a Trek blog), was going through some papers today and found this aerogramme from me from Jerusalem, Israel with a return address of a friend in Jerusalem who lived on Efrata:
Wed.
June 28, '95
12:45 PM
Dearest Doris,
Shalom from Jerusalem.
How it makes me sick to write you under such circumstances. I called home & my mom & sister Kim told me about Steve. I also received more information & funeral announcements from Tony in the mail the other day.
Even though I'm not surprised, I'm still incapable of believing my beloved friend Steve won't be one of the first people to call whenever I'm back in the States again. I do know about & believe in the hope of our resurrection and reconciliation, but meanwhile feel deprived of a good friend who's been through heaven & hell with me - from Ohio & Michigan, to West Virginia & Florida.
I appreciate hearing you had my book out at the showing & that picture of Steve, Richard & I in my mom's kitchen. I hope Steve received at least the one postcard I had sent him. I've been so busy working at a guest house - where I was used like a slave since I was broke & needed a place to stay - that I hardly wrote anyone.
Now I'm working the night shift for a youth hostel near the old walled City of Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate. I'll find out very soon whether or not I'll get permanent residence here or not. If so, then I'll be able to get a real job & get an apt. If not I'll return to the States somehow.
I met Jerusalem's mayor & ex-mayor briefly recently. I've also met a lot of nice people. I'll keep you posted & in my prayers.
Love you,
David