Friday, February 26, 2010

Pray and bless them

Prayer for Israeli Police

 
Faans Klopper was the chaplain for the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. Just before I was transferred from Jerusalem's Russian Compound to a holding cell at Ben-Gurion airport to await my unjust deportation, Gershon Salomon (chairman of the Temple Mount Faithful) requested Mr. Klopper to visit me since the police refused to permit him.

Although a *traditional Christian (from what I understand), Mr. Klopper was a God-send! He offered such hope and encouragement (in stark contrast to the incompetent American Consulate in Jerusalem - specifically Edward Abington, Jr. and Theresa Leech - see "David Ben-Ariel unjustly imprisoned and deported)", even his prayer seemed inspired, faithfully asking God that I would "pass through these fires unscathed, without even the smell of smoke upon" me and that God would frustrate the plans and purposes of those who would harm me. He also prayed, most appropriately, for the police officers and others there, that in God's good time they may look upon Him whom they've caused to be pierced (Zechariah 12:10). It was most important to pray and bless them, since humanly I wanted to curse some of them! God did thwart their plans, because my deportation is helping to further God's purpose ordained before the world began (Isaiah 46:10). God has a plan of action that mortal men can only help fulfill!


*This reminds me of when Gershon Salomon invited me to join him to meet with Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, and I told him, "He's a traditional Christian and they usually hate the plain truth of the Bible that I believe, as taught by Herbert W. Armstrong, since we keep the Sabbath and biblical festivals rather than Sunday and pagan holidays." Mr. Salomon wisely said, "You're going as a member of the Temple Mount Faithful and on this subject you're in agreement." I agreed and went with him.


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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Abraham Hoover born in 1836 in Pennsylvania

Re: Abraham Hoover and Anne Creeger

I called the Kaubisch Memorial Public Library in Fostoria to see if they had any information on Abraham Hoover - since that's Seneca county where Anne Creeger's family is from - and the lady called me back with at least a little bit more information than I had:

The 1860 Seneca county census lists Abraham as married to Anne Creeger with two daughters, Mary and Sarah (they later had my Grandpa Arthur Hoover's father Russell and his brother John). What's new to me is it listed him as 24 years old, which means he was born in 1836, and it says he was born in Pennsylvania.

If anybody has any more information, please pass it this way!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

David n Ziggy



David Ben-Ariel raking leaves and playing with Ziggy Bear in his backyard in Toledo, Ohio

Chasing Tail



Ziggy Bear going round in circles, chasing his tail, making me dizzy just watching him!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Zion shall be redeemed with justice...

So, why are we told tzedek tzedek tirdof, pursue justice? The 19th-century Hassidic commentator Sefat Emet wrote, "We have to keep pursuing justice, knowing that we have not yet attained it." - Justice, Pursue Justice [Deuteronomy 16:20]

Isaiah 1
27 Zion shall be redeemed with justice...

In stark contrast to present-day reality, hanging on the wall leading to where my crowded cell was in the Russian Compound (see "Israeli police sent on wild-goose chase"), are paintings of Jerusalem with the biblical quote: "Zion shall be redeemed with justice" (Isaiah 1:27). Such statements of faith ring hollow in those halls of injustice, but they do proclaim our only hope: the Kingdom of God will save us from the failings of men!

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Princess Majda with David Hoover (Ben-Ariel)

Princess Majda with David Hoover (Ben-Ariel)


WCG Sukkot in Jordan

My name was David Hoover, but I legally changed it in 1989 for religious reasons, as I testify in "God-given Names" and "From Toledo to Jerusalem".

Will Israel offer David Ben-Ariel a free flight on El Al?

Re: Israeli police sent on wild-goose chase

#9. To: A Pole (#8)

did they pay you for the ticket?

No, which is why justice demands they not only welcome this Christian back to the Promised Land of Israel, guaranteeing the much vaunted "freedom of access", but offer to reimburse me. Perhaps a free flight on El Al would be sufficient, if not hotel and expenses for at least a week. Then I could offer them plenty of positive exposure and let bygones be bygones. With God all things are possible, eh?


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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Vic Falls


Vic Falls
Originally uploaded by DavidBenAriel

Tombstone of Simcha Gombo


(taken by Ilan Itzhayek for David Ben-Ariel)


Her tombstone reads she died on the 5th of Shvat - January 15, 2005.

Simcha Gombo is mentioned within my article, "Israel Work History (Worldwide Church of God)".

Ein Gedi



Jew, Jews, Jewish: WCG Sukkot in Jordan

Jew, Jews, Jewish: WCG Sukkot in Jordan

David and Maarten at Kibbutz Regavim

Obama/Soetoro/Obama is not a god!

Obama in the flesh


If Obama's the Messiah...
 

President usurper Obama/Soetoro/Obama, regardless of his proud and stubborn refusal to be transparent (as promised - no change there), paying expensive lawyers hush money (at American taxpayers' expense) to keep his revealing documents in the dark, is not a natural born citizen of two American parents and is therefore not eligible to be POTUS according to the Constitution. It's past time the fraud and foreigner is brought to justice! Emperor Obama has got to go! (And let him take his illegal alien aunt with him!).

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

GSS seeks to deport US citizen for plotting to blow up Al-Aksa Mosque


See "Israeli police sent on wild-goose chase"
The Israeli police knew they didn't have a shred of evidence against me other than some hateful letter filled with false accusations that misled them.

David Ben-Ariel at Blyde River Canyon


David Ben-Ariel unjustly imprisoned and deported



See "Israeli police sent on wild-goose chase"
The Israeli police knew they didn't have a shred of evidence against me other than some hateful letter filled with false accusations that misled them.

As honestly reported in The Jerusalem Post article he referred to [Edward Abington, Jr.'s State Department letter], I wasn't interrogated...by 6 different SECRET SERVICEMEN about the TEMPLE MOUNT because of an "expired visa!" I charged Ms. Leech (his assistant) with complicity in their unjust actions against me for going along with their lie that my visa was expired and for turning a blind eye to their undemocratic ways. I'd given her a letter for Mr. Abington, Jr. to PROTEST MY POLITICAL ABUSE AND RELIGIOUS MISTREATMENT. Since he never bothered to respond, I'm not sure he even received it.

It was difficult to deal with Ms. Leech...since she was quite antagonistic, contending that Israel wanted to deport me because "you wanted to blow up the mosque." When I protested that simply was NOT TRUE, she angrily ordered her assistant, "Go see what he's charged with." He came back and said, "Visa violation." So she KNEW the real reason I was in jail was for being a member of the Temple Mount Faithful, but later went along with their LIE about my visa...

Mr. Abington, Jr. falsely accused me of being proud about my imprisonment. I'm not proud of it nor ashamed, but I do believe in making the most out of a bad situation...Why shouldn't I use my horrible experience to underscore and further the JUST CAUSE of the Temple Mount Faithful? How could anyone fail to understand this?...After all, it's the TEMPLE Mount, not the mosque mount!

Is it too much for an INNOCENT AMERICAN to expect his government to stand up for him? All I've requested from the beginning is for the Consul General to STRONGLY PROTEST my unjust imprisonment and deportation. They know what I say is the truth, but because of their hostile views, they're playing deaf, dumb and blind to the fact that I was a POLITICO-RELIGIOUS PRISONER.- "Why Edward Abington, Jr. Must Be Investigated!"

David and Andreas in Vienna

Mom, Lisa and I stayed here at the Parkhotel Sch├Ânbrunn in Vienna in 1989. This is an Austrian fellow and his girlfriend I met.

David Ben-Ariel in front of White House (2009)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Palm Youth Hostel, Jerusalem '95

Volunteer Service by David Ben-Ariel confirmed by Kibbutz Program Center


You could say I have a God-given love for the Jews and the nation of Israel (Isaiah 62:6-7). That sacred bond has been strengthened over the years by the fact that I've been blessed to have lived all over Israel, getting to know its land and people quite well.

Apart from 5 months at Ramat Yohanan (where I met my "kibbutz mother," Miriam Weiss) I've also stayed at Sdot Yam on the Mediterranean, next to Caesarea, the site of my first ulpan (intensive Hebrew course), and where Israel's heroine, Hannah Senesh, was from; Regavim, near Zichron Yaakov, where I continued my Hebrew lessons amid its rolling green hills; Reshafim, near Bet She'an, with Mt. Gilboa practically in our backyard, and Jordan's mountains in lovely view out front; Adamit, on Lebanon's border, high up on a mountain, from where on clear days you can see all the way to Haifa's Mt. Carmel; Shoval, a rose in the Negev desert, just north of Be'er Sheva; Dan, way up in the northernmost part of Israel, in between Syria and Lebanon, next to the majestic snow-covered Mt. Hermon, where I was living when "Operation Desert Storm" blew in; and Ha'On, with its campground and ostrich farm on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee, across from Tiberias; and last but not least, my beloved Jerusalem, next to my favorite spot on earth: the Temple Mount.
- excerpt from From Toledo to Jerusalem


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East Toledoan calls Beyond Babylon God's final warning


East Toledoan calls his book, Beyond Babylon, God’s final warning
Written by John Szozda

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Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall

Simcha Gombo and David Hoover (David Ben-Ariel)


Ramon Corpus, Michal and Simcha Gombo, David Hoover (now David Ben-Ariel) and Carl Brown (all Worldwide Church of God members) at the home of Simcha Gombo on Hannah Senesh Street in Kiryat Ata, Israel during Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles

Simcha Gombo is mentioned within my article, "Israel Work History (Worldwide Church of God)".

David Ben-Ariel and Debbie Skinner resting on top of Table Mountain


David Ben-Ariel near Table Mountain


David Ben-Ariel and Debbie Skinner at Cape Point


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

David Ben-Ariel at Knysna on the Indian Ocean

David Ben-Ariel at Knysna on the Indian Ocean

Being risky going out there, with the missing planks, feeling invincible after bunji-jumping earlier!

I was renting at Kibbutz Ha'On (on the Sea of Galilee) when I flew to South Africa for a glorious 7 weeks (Dec. 1991 - Jan. 1992) and spent 3 of them with a most gracious "colored" family in Athlone, Cape Town (I knew Celeste from Kibbutz Sdot Yam), as well as being shown around by Debbie (my German roommate's girlfriend from Kibbutz Reshafim), before heading up the Garden Route and all over & later on to Zimbabwe to see the awesome Victoria Falls!.

Monday, February 15, 2010

No Fear

Israeli police sent on wild-goose chase

During my interrogation by the Israeli police (by six men for 6 & a half hours until midnight) in Jerusalem's Russian Compound, I was completely confident God was in control; that nothing could happen without his express permission. I knew beyond any shadow of a doubt that I stood before God the Father and Jesus Christ. I felt confident as I stood up for God's truth, Christ would stand up for me just as surely as He did for our brother Stephen (Acts 7:56). Knowing their very breath was in God's hands, an attempt to intimidate me (by some bald or shaved head guy who appeared to be the leader - who they waited for to come from Haifa) actually amused me. If God declares all nations put together are still less than the dust on the scales (Isaiah 40:15):, who were these little men except something in their big imaginations? Granted, one bought me a sandwich from across the street, another offered me his shirt I complimented him on, and another offered me one of the many pictures of the Temple Mount that adorned the walls. Ironically, I was wearing one of those NO FEAR t-shirts.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

David Ben-Ariel, author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall

Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall

Mr. Ben-Ariel clearly has a God-given love for the Jews and the nation of Israel. His Israeli lawyer has stated that David's "future is linked with that of the Jews," and Gershon Salomon, chairman of the Temple Mount Faithful says, "God has some special task" for him. His sacred bond with the land and people of Israel has been strengthened over the years by his service as a volunteer on eight kibbutzim (collective farms) throughout the Holy Land, including during Operation Desert Storm. As a firm believer in the Israelite roots and responsibilities of the Anglo-Saxons and Northwestern European peoples, David works towards the ultimate reconciliation and restoration of Joseph with Judah. As a student of biblical prophecy, he is alarmed about Germany and the Vatican's increasing control of the European continent, remodeling it after the Holy Roman Empire. As the outspoken author of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall, he is determined to do all he can to help wake up the world to the clear and present danger Germany poses to world peace, with a special emphasis on the Middle East.



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Leonard Cohen: A Thousand Kisses Deep



(Spoken poem)

Don't matter if the road is long
Don't matter if it's steep
Don't matter if the moon is gone
And the darkness is complete
Don't matter if we lose our way
It's written that we'll meet
At least, that's what I heard you say
A thousand kisses deep

I loved you when you opened
Like a lily to the heat
You see, I'm just another snowman
Standing in the rain and sleet
Who loved you with his frozen love
His second hand physique
With all he is and all he was
A thousand kisses deep

I know you had to lie to me
I know you had to cheat
You learned it on your father's knee
And at your mother's feet
But did you have to fight your way
Across the burning street
When all our vital interests lay
A thousand kisses deep

I'm turning tricks
I'm getting fixed
I'm back on boogie street
I'd like to quit the business
But I'm in it, so to speak
The thought of you is peaceful
And the file on you complete
Except what I forgot to do
A thousand kisses deep

Don't matter if you're rich and strong
Don't matter if you're weak
Don't matter if you write a song
The nightingales repeat
Don't matter if it's nine to five
Or timeless and unique
You ditch your life to stay alive
A thousand kisses deep

The ponies run
The girls are young
The odds are there to beat
You win a while, and then it's done
Your little winning streak
And summon now to deal with your invincible defeat
You live your life as if it's real
A thousand kisses deep

I hear their voices in the wine
That sometimes did me seek
The band is playing Auld Lang Syne
But the heart will not retreat
There's no forsaking what you love
No existential leap
As witnessed here in time and blood
A thousand kisses deep

Friday, February 12, 2010

Israeli police misled

Israeli police sent on wild-goose chase

My unjust deportation from Israel was undoubtedly due to these chief factors:

1) I received a call (at the Palm Youth Hostel in Jerusalem where I lived and legally worked) from a friend in the United States that "KP" sent him a copy of a letter he reportedly also sent to the Israeli authorities, claiming I was involved in some plot to blow up the mosques to stop the peace process and prepare the way for the Temple; was involved in arms smuggling (distorting my travels through the war-zone of Yugoslavia by train from Germany and visit to South Africa and Zimbabwe, as well as other adventures - thanks to a gracious inheritance from my Hoover grandparents) and that I wasn't Jewish. I told my friend the Israeli police would recognize "KP" was a crackpot and would dismiss his bizarre letter. I wasn't worried about it. (The Toledo-area police and FBI, as well as former members of the Worldwide Church of God who know the individual, were already aware he is disturbed and insanely jealous).

2) Coincidentally, I had an article published in the Traveller newspaper in Jerusalem that included statements of faith the mosques had to go and the Third Temple would be built, consecrated as a House of Prayer for all nations - beliefs shared by millions of Jews and Christians worldwide. I also warned Jews of German-Vatican efforts to undermine Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem and how they would wage a New Crusade under the guise of peace (which I continue to do to this day). This appears to have thrown fuel on the fires of suspicion the Israeli police had - having been ignited by an inflammatory letter of lies - who were sent on a wild-goose chase by their bitter source.

3) The only time I enjoyed steak in Jerusalem (always at an Argentinian restaurant) was when "Robert," a heroin-addicted, heavily tattooed Italian acquaintance from Sweden (who stayed at the same youth hostel as me outside the Damascus Gate) would have his brother send money ($500 usually) in my name to an Israeli bank for him (he supposedly had some trust fund and said his family was mafia and that he was a professional thief, able to enter expensive homes in Scandinavia to paint murals and then scope them out - and he actually did paint murals for some fashionable stores in Israel), since he lost or sold his passport, and would take me out to eat to show appreciation.

Ironically, "Robert" ended up in the same Russian Compound cell as me (since he had been praying with Muslims on the Temple Mount and they noticed he was drunk) and was later deported with Interpol allegedly awaiting him. He said his mother was Jewish but he hated most Jews and homosexuals but he liked me and one of his brothers was a homosexual. My boss at the youth hostel despised him and wondered how I could like him. An expert forger in our cell, a religious fellow from a rich family who produce cheese in Denmark, said "Bjorn's" descriptions of neighborhoods in Denmark were accurate and that he had seen him in one of the wealthy synagogues there. In hindsight, I can see how this unusual association could raise questions. Truth is stranger than fiction!

"You're coming with us"

"You're coming with us," is what the two undercover agents said as they walked into the hostel where I worked in Jerusalem, Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996 - the day after I told my American friend I wasn't worried. They said they wanted to question me about my visa. I told them they could question me there. I also commented how the office would be closed. They falsely assured my friends that they were only taking me for "an hour of questioning." Katherine, my bewildered co-worker, said she would take over for me.

Once we were outside, another man was waiting next to the car. I wasn't able to return until midnight, after six men finished interrogating me, six and a half hours later! They escorted me back with two Border Patrol Jeeps, one police van, and the car I was in - searched all my personal belongings and left with copies of the Traveller newspaper that contained an article I'd written about Jerusalem's stormy future ("Will Jerusalem Become An International City?").

Walking up the stairs to the police station, a police officer asked, "Why do you want to cause trouble?" I said, "That's what Ahab said to Elijah." He considered it for a second and said, "You're right."

Ironically, like the KGB, they questioned me extensively about my politico-religious beliefs in Jerusalem's Russian Compound. I said, "I thought this was about my visa," which I knew it wasn't since everything was in order. Further irony is that I had been there before with another writer from the Traveller for a story we were working on and later published about their activities, which they informed us were usually dealing with expired tourist visas!

I found it interesting how the police station was filled with beautiful pictures of the Temple Mount compound and said so, and the one police man offered me one of the pictures and I said it wasn't his to give. They all had their mini-tape recorders attached to their belts and know everything I said was true and consistent.

I had to sign the shocking statement: "I understand that the police suspect me of being involved in a conspiracy to damage the mosques." I wrote it out in English since I refused to sign anything in Hebrew.

I maintained the only explosives I'm involved with is the bombshell I've written, Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall. I continually referred them to Beyond Babylon, stating that's where my beliefs are on public record, including its biblical call for the Israeli government - not any individual - to remove the mosques that occupy Judaism's holiest site: the Temple Mount. They asked, "What if someone thinks you mean they should do it?" "Then they're stupid," I said. I reminded them how Gershon Salomon and the Temple Mount Faithful have called for the Israeli government to exercise its historic obligation and biblical responsibility in this regard for years - without incident.

Another police officer asked, "Why do you want the Temple built?" I asked, "Isn't it the Temple Mount?" He appeared to have an epiphany.

They told me I was free to go, if I surrendered my American passport and report to them daily, or sit in jail, as they continued their investigation. What a choice! I surrendered my American passport. I did tell the GSS (Shabak/Shin Bet/Israel Security Agency - Israel's Secret Police too often like the former East German Stasi) that I was thankful for the opportunity to clear the air and answer any questions, but hoped when they discovered I'm completely innocent they wouldn't continue to treat me like a criminal, or they would condemn themselves.

"Can't you lay low?"

Mom said, "Can't you lay low?" - when I called her the next day in the United States to let her know what was happening. I told her it was a little late for that, even though my track record in Israel proves I wasn't involved in any alleged plot or attempting to stay off their radar screen with my published letters in the Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem Police Brutality on Tisha B'Av), active participation in Temple Mount Faithful demonstrations (in this Israeli newspaper picture, I'm the one closest to the wall holding the Israeli flag), published articles and letters in the Traveller and attempt to prayerfully read the Bible in peace upon the Temple Mount ("A House of Prayer For All Peoples?") after informing Police Minister Moshe Shahal of my goal and seeking his guarantee of my "freedom of access."

After such a harrowing experience, I contacted reporter Bill Hutman, to shed some light on what they were doing in the dark. After confirming my story with the police, his article appeared Monday, Jan. 8th, on the front page of the Jerusalem Post:

"GSS seeks to deport US citizen for plotting to blow up Al-Aksa Mosque".

It accurately reported I strongly denied the allegations, however "it's no secret that I feel the mosques must go. I've written a book [Beyond Babylon] about it. But I've always stated that is the government's responsibility, not mine."

It also noted I'm a Christian member of the Temple Mount Faithful seeking Israeli citizenship and that the police expressed concern about bringing me to trial, lacking hard evidence, and wanted to simply deport me instead. The Israeli police knew they didn't have a shred of evidence against me other than some hateful letter filled with false accusations that misled them.

When I dutifully reported to Jerusalem's police headquarters, Tuesday morning, Jan. 9th, a day before my 36th birthday, the obviously irritated police kept me and handed me a deportation order - which I refused to sign. I was shocked and hurt they would treat me that way and mentioned for their record, when asked, I considered it unjust.

After this the police took me back to where I lived - in handcuffs - to gather my belongings and threw me in jail! No charges, no arrest, detained in the rotting Russian Compound that former Israeli Supreme Court President Aharon Barak said should be torn down and acknowledged it had "terrible conditions" and pointed out a "considerable percentage" of those detained would never be indicted and others would be proven innocent... They are still innocent people. Many of them will be sent home... there is no separation here of those who are being interrogated and those who have already been indicted and should be moved...".

"The High Court of Justice yesterday rejected a petition by David Ben-Ariel against his imprisonment while awaiting expulsion, after the state said it was prepared to expel him immediately, thereby making further time in jail unnecessary."
The Jerusalem Post, Feb 1st, 1996.

Actually, (chairman of the Temple Mount Faithful ) Gershon Salomon's lawyer for me, Naftali Warzberger, filed the petition appealing to them after the Jerusalem Municipal Court refused to release me and the Supreme Court AGREED it wasn't necessary to have imprisoned me (further PROVING I wasn't dangerous or a threat - see "Still at large!") but since they were going to immediately deport me it was irrelevant. They did deport me after midnight, Friday, Feb. 2nd. They knew it was all politico-religious persecution, and that the wild allegations could NEVER be proven, so they lied and said I had an expired visa (parroted by former Jerusalem Consul General Edward Abington, Jr. to Ohio Representative Marcy Kaptur).

After leaving the courtroom, I lifted up my shackled hands to Israel's state emblem prominently displayed on the wall - a gold menorah in between two gold olive branches - and said to the policemen:

"I'm in these handcuffs, a political prisoner, only because my hope, prayer and dream is for Israel to fulfill what that symbol represents: the Temple and Israel's responsibility to become a light to all nations."

Israel sets date for 2005

When I attempted to return the same year of my unjust deportation (since "Deported" wasn't stamped in my passport) on the eve of Israeli elections, I was detained at the airport and refused entry. In 1997 I petitioned Senator Mike DeWine to inquire about a visa for me and he received an initial reply from Itzhak Oren, Minister for Congressional Affairs, March 7, 1997, that read, in part:

"It is our understanding that Mr. Ben-Ariel will not be granted a tourist visa at this time...The Ministry of the Interior...has made the decision not to grant the visa and does not offer any information behind their decision."

A subsequent letter dated February 26, 1998 from Mr. Oren stated:

"We have been informed that Mr. Ben-Ariel will not be eligible to be granted such a visa until 2005." (Israel sets date for 2005).

Due to personal business, family, friends and extensive travels in the United States of America the Beautiful, I haven't returned to Israel yet to visit the 8 kibbutzim I've served on as a volunteer over the years (due to my God-given love of the Jews), to visit friends and the grave of my Holocaust-survivor/kibbutz mother Miriam Weiss, to see the Holy Land of Israel again God knows I love so much, and especially the most holy site on Earth: the Temple Mount.

Will Israel right the wrong and permit my entry to the Jewish homeland I've visited twelve times since 1980 (as related in "From Toledo to Jerusalem") and let all troubles be in the past? I yearn to return to Zion, and b'ezrat HaShem (with the help of God), it will be "This year in Jerusalem!"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jerusalem Police Brutality on Tisha B'Av

I sent a photo-copy of a page from The Jerusalem Post, Letters To The Editor section, Fri., Aug. 25, 1995 (Av 29, 5755) to American friends since it included a letter from me and one from a lawyer friend with this written at the top:

Shalom!
Howard Grief is a lawyer & one of my Israeli friends to write a letter of recomm.
for me. I was one of Gershon's “loyal followers” who was blessed to shield him from harm.

David

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

POLICE BRUTALITY
Sir, - On Tisha Be'av, when we
mourn the destruction of both the
First and Second Temples, which
also symbolized the end of Jewish
statehood, I, like hundreds of others,
proceeded to the Mugrabi Gate, at
the Temple Mount, hoping to gain
entry, in accordance with the Su-
preme Court ruling rendered a few
days earlier. However, the sloped
narrow entrance was blocked by
dozens of police, who after a certain
while, upon signal, tried to break up
the assembly that had legally gath-
ered there.
To my horror and disbelief, I then
witnessed a series of acts that were
sheer and unmitigated police brutal-
ity that tarnishes and defames the
good name of the Jewish State.
In one instance, a policeman re-
peatedly beat and shoved an old
woman who refused to leave the
spot, where she had a perfect right to
be. When others in the crowd went
to her assistance, they too were at-
tacked. In another instance, a haredi-
dressed man was knocked to the
ground when he protested in a digni-
fied way the violent removal of an-
other person who was defending
himself against excessive police
force being used to eject him from
the site. Anyone who dared to open
their mouth to comment on what
was occurring before their very eyes
was immediately subject to police
assault.
Most shocking of all was the ill-
treatment accorded the leader of the
Temple Mount Faithful, Gershon
Salomon, whose persistence in se-
curing Jewish rights of prayer on the
Temple Mount finally won the en-
dorsement of the Supreme Court.
But this great accomplishment was
frustrated by what appeared to be
police “coordination” in advance
with Arab opponents of Jewish
rights of prayer on the Temple
Mount. Arabs were purposely incit-
ed to create the necessary “security
threat” which enabled the police to
close the Temple Mount to Jewish
prayer. Salomon, who was seriously
wounded in action in the Six Day
War on the Syrian front and as a
result suffers from a permanent
walking disability, had to endure the
gross indignity of being seized by
the police and dragged away by sev-
eral husky officers who then put him
down on the pavement where he
received a hard blow to his head that
caused him to lose consciousness.
By good fortune, he was saved from
being trampled upon by the milling
throng, by a few of his loyal follow-
ers, who helped to shield him from
further injuries. It is incredible that a
man of Salomon's stature should
have been subject to this kind of
vicious treatment by the police!
One wonders how Jewish police
in the Jewish State can behave in
such a cruel and savage fashion to
fellow Jews, which has no precedent
in the history of the state.
HOWARD GRIEF
Jerusalem

DISCRIMINATION
Sir- What is going on here?
Jews are forcibly prevented from
praying, undemocratically denied
free access to the Temple Mount,
and cruelly evicted by other Jews!
What a spectacle for the whole
world to watch! All this in a “Jew-
ish State.”
If this had happened anywhere
else, the Jewish community would
be up in arms. We would have wit-
nessed an outpouring of righteous
indignation and heard deafening
cries of antisemitism. But the double
standard does not end there.
If it had been Christians or Mos-
lems who received such shabby
treatment from Israeli policemen,
the UN would have quickly con-
vened to condemn such a callous
display of religious discrimination
and demand an immediate end to the
flagrant violation of religious rights
Israel has sworn to uphold.
It is all too evident that the Tem-
ple Mount is not “in our hands.” It
remains under a defiant Moslem oc-
cupation that continues to mock Is-
raeli sovereignty. The Temple
Mount is not in our hands because it
is not in our hearts and minds. This
is a terrible indictment against our
political and religious “leaders.” I
doubt Jews prayed for 2,000 years to
return to Zion and pray at a wall.
DAVID BEN-ARIEL
Jerusalem

Stasi in East Jerusalem?

"Went to the Temple Mount with Andreas and Ulrich (from Dresden), explained everything and then "demonstrated" that only Muslims can enter seven of the doors to the Temple Mount (Christians and Jews, like tourists, can only enter the Temple Mount compound through the Mugrabi Gate, after showing their passport). I said to the guard who prevented us from entering that I didn't appreciate that as a Christian or Jew, we can't read or pray there.

40 minutes later, after wandering around like tourists in the Old City (buying souvenirs), we went to take our picture outside of the Damascus Gate when 4 plainclothes policemen swooped down on us - me - and asked, "What are you doing here?" I said we were going to take a picture. They said, "Take a picture?" - like, yeah, right.

I said, "Who are you?" They said police. I said, "How do I know that?" The main man pulled out his identity. I heard him saying in Hebrew I was with the organization something. One said, "You're with Yehuda Etzion." I said, "No, I'm with Gershon Salmon. There's a difference." One said, cynically, "There's a difference?" I said, "You know there's a big difference. Gershon has always been law-abiding. The Temple Mount Faithful has never broken the law."

They then took my aerogrammes and looked at them, then asked and felt what the Germans had in their small bags and then took off, saying, "I know you. I've seen you before." I replied, "And you'll see me many more times - on the Temple Mount."

Then the two Germans (we were staying in the same youth hostel) wondered, "WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT?" They said it was like Stasi in East Germany. I said it could've been worse. (They flew home later that day).

Journal entry, July 13, 1995

(Published in The Jerusalem Post, October 18, 1999).

"What a strong Judah name!" - Barbara Flurry

Wayne Turgeon [Gerald Flurry's son-in-law] handed Flurry a print out of Beyond Babylon years ago and he returned it to him saying, "He's always sending us stuff." Mr. Flurry even responded to me several times on various issues including his confusion of Mount Carmel with Mount Hermon which I brought to his attention (having been blessed to live next to both of them), and my disagreement with him when he said the pope was the only religious leader to sit on a throne and I mentioned the Queen of England is also head of the Anglican Church (although agreeing with the point he was making against the Roman Catholic Cult)... Later I sent an autographed copy of a self-published BB (Beyond Babylon) [before Publish America published it] to Flurry's home for him and his wife who said to me (during the Feast of Tabernacles in Louisville) about my name, "What a strong Judah name!"
- excerpt from Politics in the Church of God Hinders Progress

Beyond Babylon review by Wayne Turgeon

Philadelphia Church of God minister's review of Beyond Babylon

Review of Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall by a Philadelphia Church of God minister:

"Oh, how I admire those with both the ability to write as well as the courage to put down their ideas on paper! I felt that you have a very gripping style of writing that uses twists and slants of words or phrases to make your point. I looked up every scripture you referenced and it became clear that you have really spent a lot of time in your Bible. Being Jewish, I think, gives you an added perspective that I could never have... "

- Wayne Turgeon (son-in-law of Gerald Flurry, Pastor General of the Philadelphia Church of God)

Israel sets date for 2005

God-given love for Jews and Israel

You could say I have a God-given love for the Jews and the nation of Israel (Isaiah 62:6-7). That sacred bond has been strengthened over the years by the fact that I've been blessed to have lived all over Israel, getting to know its land and people quite well.

Apart from 5 months at Ramat Yohanan (where I met my "kibbutz mother," Miriam Weiss) I've also stayed at Sdot Yam on the Mediterranean, next to Caesarea, the site of my first ulpan (intensive Hebrew course), and where Israel's heroine, Hannah Senesh, was from; Regavim, near Zichron Yaakov, where I continued my Hebrew lessons amid its rolling green hills; Reshafim, near Bet She'an, with Mt. Gilboa practically in our backyard, and Jordan's mountains in lovely view out front; Adamit, on Lebanon's border, high up on a mountain, from where on clear days you can see all the way to Haifa's Mt. Carmel; Shoval, a rose in the Negev desert, just north of Be'er Sheva; Dan, way up in the northernmost part of Israel, in between Syria and Lebanon, next to the majestic snow-covered Mt. Hermon, where I was living when "Operation Desert Storm" blew in; and Ha'On, with its campground and ostrich farm on the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee, across from Tiberias; and last but not least, my beloved Jerusalem, next to my favorite spot on earth: the Temple Mount.
- excerpt from From Toledo to Jerusalem


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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Top 3 Performing Articles (January 2010)

January 2010 EzineArticles.com Performance Report for David Ben-Ariel


Top 3 Performing Articles (Lifetime):

Not All Twelve Tribes of Israel are Jewish?
Lifetime Views: 31,465

Herbert W. Armstrong Was Ahead of His Time!
Lifetime Views: 18,984

The Plain Truth About The "Lost Ten Tribes" And Why You Need To Know
Lifetime Views: 17,671


Top 3 Performing Articles (January 2010):

Not All Twelve Tribes of Israel are Jewish?
January 2010 Views: 826

Third Temple Coming Soon to Jerusalem!
January 2010 Views: 342

The Plain Truth About The "Lost Ten Tribes" And Why You Need To Know
January 2010 Views: 242


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Monday, February 08, 2010

Anne Elizabeth (Creeger) Hoover















ANNE ELIZABETH (CREEGER) HOOVER

My sister Sue said: I was doing some cleaning and found this picture in my china cabinet. On the back of it I wrote, mother of Russel DeRoy Hoover, grandmother of Arthur Hoover - owned china cabinet & spinning wheel. 1835-1925. I remember gramps telling me who she was when we went through some old photos./

I also remember Grandpa telling us after she died they found a lot of greenbacks hidden under the floor, she must have had from her oil wells. (Yes, Ohio had oil wells). She's my great great Grandma (the one Abraham Hoover ran out on with the maid, so we were told).

Here's a picture I have of Grandma (Creeger) Hoover:

My great great Grandmother (Creeger) Hoover

See also Abraham Hoover and Anne Creeger

Assorted pictures and slideshows by David Ben-Ariel

Dinosaur National Monument (Slideshow)

Devil's Tower, Wyoming (slideshow)

Custer State Park Buffalo (slideshow)

Badlands, South Dakota

Grand Tetons slideshow

Fallen Timbers Monument

Petroglyphs at Dinosaur National Monument

Hoover Presidential Museum

Flaming Gorge

Custer State Park Buffalo

Tower Falls, Yellowstone

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Squirrel in Tulip Tree

This is one of several squirrels in the Tulip Tree in my backyard (in Toledo) that torment/tease my dog Ziggy Bear.





Ziggy Bear in Leaves

Hebrew Roots

Remember your Hebrew Roots and Biblical Responsibilities!

 
God has sent "fishers" of men to the English-speaking nations of White Israelites to restore the identity of the Twelve Tribes of Israel (James 1:1), the "Lost Sheep of the House of Israel," both for reasons of race and grace (see Where Did the TWELVE APOSTLES Go?), calling upon the wayward to remember their Hebrew roots and biblical responsibilities: to return from spiritual Babylon to the Faith once delivered, to reject the replacement theology pimped by apostate Christians, baptized paganism, Gentilized Christianity, with its counterfeit Christ and traditional religious lies (Jeremiah 16:19) and stop acting like spiritual bastards whom Abraham, Isaac and Jacob refuse to recognize!

"Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. "- Jeremiah 16:16

"I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away..." - Ezekiel 34:16

"These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: "Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." - Matthew 10:5

... instead of developing our relationship with God and staying sober and celibate, we’ve whored around and given birth to pagans (Hos. 5:7). That’s why God can’t accept us as His National Priest since our lifestyle choice misrepresents Him! God doesn’t want any part in our perversion. Since we’ve denied His natural order of things, He won’t recognize our illegitimate children! He hasn’t fathered them (Hos. 4:6).

God says we haven’t been humble and obedient like Abraham—the Father of the faithful—but are “…a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of the LORD…” and don’t want anything to do with the truth. We don’t want to be shown where we’re wrong, and we don’t want to hear about it (Isa. 30:9-11). “So you shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the LORD their God nor receive correction” (Jer. 7:28). We’ve orphaned ourselves and act like bastards!
- A Nation of Drunks and Whores
Joseph and Judah are the top two leaders of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. It was around the ordained time that God began to bestow Joseph's Birthright that He began to restore Israel's identity among both the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples and Jews (1 Chron. 5:2).

Some have embraced this wonderful truth and consequently have drawn closer to each other as brethren, but others have foolishly allowed Satan to create enmity and alienate us. Soon such "sibling rivalry" will be a thing of the past (Isa. 11:13).

Herbert Armstrong was most instrumental in getting out the Word about British-Israel.

Some rabbis/ministers have stubbornly refused to search for the "Lost Ten Tribes" and have left them to wander in their pagan Gentile ways and days! GOD HOLDS MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT HELPING TO RESTORE ISRAEL'S ROOTS AND RESPONSIBILITY! (Ezek. 34:4).

He'll personally cut them off from the pulpit and strip them of their duties! They've proven themselves unworthy of shepherding God's people Israel and have forfeited their future as leaders (Ezek. 34:10; Matt. 12:30).

Nevertheless, God has raised up others to accomplish this urgent "search and rescue" mission (Jeremiah 16:16; Ezek. 34:16).

Surely God wouldn't leave His Church in the dark about Israel's identity, especially since the Gospel should go first to Israelites and then to Gentiles. And the Gospel is ONE BIG PROPHECY!

Thankfully, there are a growing number of groups and organizations, books and articles, both Christian and Jewish, that are assisting this GREAT WORK OF ISRAELITE IDENTIFICATION. They are helping to proclaim: "I am Joseph your brother" (Gen. 45:4).
- The Plain Truth about the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel
Malachi 4:5-6 further reveals that they [the Two Witnesses] are to PREPARE THE NATION of Israel for the Coming of our King, by a baptism of repentance that will prepare them to receive the Holy Spirit (which is to be poured out at Christ's return). That national preparation is only possible if Israel's heart is turned back to the heart of our fathers (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob), and then, in turn, our hearts must be turned back to the GOD of our fathers and His TRUE religion.

Presently there's a "generation gap" between the fathers and us because the true religion demands obedience to the Law of God. Abraham recognizes only the obedient as his legal heirs (Genesis 18:19; John 8:39; Galatians 3:29). And since we're a rebellious nation and people (Isaiah 30:9), Abraham refuses to acknowledge us (Isaiah 63:16; Hosea 5:7; 6:7).

If Israel dares to reject this necessary "family reunion" that would direct us to our Heavenly Father, God will be forced to destroy all rebellious life from off the face of the earth. Why? Because Israel is God's national firstborn and the law demands death to stubborn sons (Deuteronomy 21:18-21; Malachi 4:6)!

God realizes that if Israel can't be saved, then no nation can. The continued existence of Israel is vital to the survival of ALL nations, because Israel is the national salt as the Church of God is the spiritual salt!

Because of the COVENANT that God entered into with Abraham, Israel is the racial elect, and for our fathers' sakes God has always left us a REMNANT, ordained some survivors, to keep His Promise alive (Matthew 24:22; Isaiah 1:9). We are to return to our fathers and their true religion and remember the Covenant (2 Chronicles 30:6; I Kings 18:36-37; Isaiah 51:1-3). This is the commission of the two witnesses. That Covenant reveals Christ as Lord and Savior, Priest and King - not just one or the other. He is to save us from men and deliver us from sin (Luke 2:68-69)!
- The Two Witnesses of Revelation 11

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Are We There Yet?

It's easy to become weary on this journey, wondering how much further before we get there, losing the vision, forgetting the reasons we started out with such enthusiasm: to not only have the joy of salvation, forgiveness of sins, but the glorious hope of being born again as brilliant Spirit-Beings, God-Beings!



Born Again: The Kingdom of God! (article)
Born Again: The Kingdom of God! (YouTube)
Don't Give Up! (YouTube video and article)

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Friday, February 05, 2010

British Israel doctrine?

A Jew teaching British Israel doctrine?

Re: Grow the Israeli settlements!

DBA,

 You never answered this post:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pastor Visser (05-02-2009)
Hey David,

You seem to be a Jew teaching British Israel doctrine. Very interesting.

What are your thoughts on the following quotes?

"Edom is modern Jewry. Some anthropologists are inclined to associate the racial origins of the Jews, not with the Semites, whose language they adopted, but with the Armenians and Hittites of Mesopotamia, whose broad skulls and curved noses they appear to have inherited" (1905 Jewish Encyclopedia).

“The Jewish religion as it is today traces its descent, without a break, through all the centuries, from the Pharisees” (Universal Jewish Encyclopedia).

“Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes of name, inevitable adaptation of custom, and adjustment of Law, the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered” (Rabbi Dr. Louis Finkelstein, Instructor of Talmud, and later president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America).

“The Talmud is to this day the circulating heart's blood of the Jewish religion. Whatever laws, customs or ceremonies we observe — whether we are Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or merely spasmodic sentimentalists — we follow the Talmud. It is our common law” (Herman Wouk, This is My God; the Jewish Way of Life).

“The Talmud is, then, the written form of that which in the time of Jesus, was called the Traditions of the Elders” (Rabbi Michael L. Rodkinson).

The 1980 edition of the Jewish Almanac blatantly states; "Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a "Jew" or to call a contemporary Jew an "Israelite" or a "Hebrew" (Bantam Books, 1980).

Also, what are your personal thoughts on the Jewish Talmud?
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My name was legally changed from David Hoover to David Ben-Ariel for religious reasons, twenty one years ago, as related within my articles God-given Names and From Toledo to Jerusalem.

I am a white Israelite by race and a Christian Zionist by grace, of the tribes of Joseph and Judah, who teaches British Israel truth. Only those who recognize the scions of King David's dynasty today rule from the British Throne would agree I'm Jewish in part, due to my descent from the British and Scottish Royal Families (according to family). I do know Jews (members of Judaism) who believe in British Israel, such as Yair Davidiy of the Brit Am Israel organization but he strongly disagrees with me about interracial marriage and "racism" - so be it.

As for mortal men's quotes about Jews, I put my trust in the Word of God that reveals real Jews are fulfilling the prophecies about real Jews living and working in the Jewish homeland of Israel before Christ returns. Apparently their real or imagined "mixture" isn't enough for God to dismiss them, since HE calls them Jews and they're fulfilling prophecies only Jews can.

As for Judaism, I feel the same way about it as I do about TRADITIONAL Churchianity - where it's biblical, I'll agree, and where it's clearly pagan I'll disagree, expose and condemn it.

As I've written:

"The Gentilized Israelites (many Catholics and Protestants) must confess and forsake our baptized paganism, our whitewashed heathen customs that Roman wolves have polluted the world with and misled the masses, and Judaism must reject its Babylonian relics of astrology, amulets, "hell" and other religious lies, as Zechariah proves Judah isn't perfect either. Gentilized Jews, assimilated Jews, must remember their Hebrew roots and biblical responsibilities and act accordingly.

Both Joseph and Judah need to get our House in order that we may become filled with the Holy Spirit of God and serve as His light to the nations. The House of Jacob-Israel must become the House of God, so help us God."

- Israel and Judah Must Get House in Order Before King Messiah Arrives

As far as the Pharisees go, they've been entrusted with the oracles of God, and with the responsibility for proclaiming the holy days of Passover and Pentecost - even though too many of the Sabbath-keeping Church of God groups fail to recognize this plain truth.

It's ironic many Jews (associated with Judaism to one degree or another) on other forums oppose me and tell me to go to Stormfront, etc. when I post the truth about Joseph and the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and then on forums such as this I'm hated for being a "Judaizer" or "Jewish" plant, even though counterfeit Christians everywhere attempt to brand me as a Judaizer, since they have their replacement theology.

Regardless, wisdom is justified of her children.
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Beyond Babylon

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Voortrekker Monument


Voortrekker Monument
Originally uploaded by DavidBenAriel

Has the internet made us less creative?
By Helen Richmond

On today’s show we will be talking to our special guest Jaron Lanier.

An American computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author. We blogged about him earlier in the week.

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The Internet is what you make it. I have found, since I utilize the Internet to post my politico-religious views on blogs and forums, that cliques develop, attitudes harden against this or that person regardless of what they say or do, the sandbox or playground or bully mentality rules, instead of treating each new post as a new post, something to consider and maturely evaluate, even if disagreeing with the person on some other subject in the past.


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