Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yishmael is in Turmoil

First 3 columns of table from Wikipedia.  Population figures from Nov. 2009.

RankCountryPopulationUpheaval or Other Problems
1 Egypt77,500,000Major Protests
2 Sudan39,154,490South Sudan seceding
3 Algeria34,895,000Riots with injuries
4 Morocco31,649,000Self-immolation
5 Iraq30,747,000War
6 Saudi Arabia25,721,000Self-immolation
7 Yemen23,580,000Major protests
8 Syria21,906,000Human Rights Nightmare
9 Tunisia10,327,800Protests/Regime Change
10 Somalia9,133,000War
11 Libya6,420,000Qadaffi family feud?
12 Jordan6,316,000Protests
13 Eritrea5,073,000Torture of members of non-approved religions and Terrorism against Ethiopia
14 Lebanon4,275,000Takeover by Hizbollah
15 Palestine4,136,000Palileaks
16 United Arab Emirates3,440,000Dubai Police Chief is still making enemies
17 Mauritania3,291,000Self-immolation
18 Kuwait2,985,000Human Rights abuses
19 Oman2,845,000Protests
20 Qatar1,409,000Emir denounced by Palestinians due to Palileaks
21 Djibouti864,00050% unemployment
22 Bahrain791,000Human Rights abuses (although disputed)
23 Comoros676,000Half of population below poverty line
24 Western Sahara513,000Self-immolation
Total Arab League348,755,830

Not saying Edom is in much better shape either.  With the bombing in Moscow and the Australian floods, there's plenty to talk about there too.

9 Comments:

At Wed Jan 26, 07:02:00 AM 2011, Anonymous Batito said...

Rav Ben Artzi has predicted turmoil throughout the world this year, including the disappearance of countries, the economic collapse of the United States and of Europe, and the destruction of China.
He has asked all Jews to return to Israel as soon as possible because the Shechina is no longer present in Choutz LaAretz. According to Rav Ben Artzi, the Shechina is only present in Eretz Yisrael at this point. For those interested go to Tomer Devorah's website.

 
At Wed Jan 26, 11:52:00 AM 2011, Blogger Devorah said...

I like Rav Ben Artzi.... I think we should listen to him.

Good post Yaak.

And don't forget the Brazil floods, and the sinking and erupting volcanoes of Indonesia...and the shaking of Yellowstone...... and whatever else will no doubt happen anytime anywhere. Last night I dreamt that a huge tsunami covered Australia.... well, that would be the end of me!

 
At Wed Jan 26, 12:56:00 PM 2011, Anonymous Assi said...

Rav Ben Artzi should be taken very seriously. He was very close to Rav Mordechay Eliyahu zl. And today he is very close to Rav Shmuel Eliyahu.
His only purpose at this point is to use his special powers to save Jews by convincing them to make Aliya before things get out of hand. In fact, the same warnings have come from the autistic individuals Daniel and Benyamin.

 
At Wed Jan 26, 12:59:00 PM 2011, Anonymous AVRAHAM said...

rav ben artzi is right
i live america you see it and feel it the hate is getting stronger
peole say to me leave america """"STRANGER""""

 
At Wed Jan 26, 01:00:00 PM 2011, Blogger Neshama said...

This is great! You do some interesting and great thinking. I always like to see how everything looks in B&W.

 
At Wed Jan 26, 07:12:00 PM 2011, Blogger Dov Bar-Leib said...

Sorry, posted this in your previous post as a comment. I meant to post this here.

From Sefer Medrash Eliyahu (at the End of Days): "And a wind from the L-rd lifted me (Eliyahu) up and trasnported me to the southern part of the world, and I saw there a high place burning with fire where no creature was able to enter." The fire is uncontrollable rage. The high place is Yishmael's avodah to G-d. I just can't believe that we are witnessing this now.


By the way, I would call the foreign residents of Yehudah and Shomron by the name that the Targum Yonatan uses: Ammon and Moav who crossed over the Jordan from their native lands to live in EY. Also the "residents of the Maishrah (marsh plain)" which is Gaza are primarily from Egypt as Masri is the most common last name in Gaza. But they all are under Yishmael's Sar.

 
At Wed Jan 26, 10:38:00 PM 2011, OpenID moriyasplace said...

How come you people listen to R. Ben Artzi who's saying similar things to what Nava of DreamingOfMoshiach and the autistics have been saying for years? What's with Artzi's charm that Nava and the autistics didn't have?

There's nothing new under the sun.

There are problems in EY too. Inflation and poverty, and drought. Places where olim live, real estate prices are unbalanced.

What we need is for Jews to do teshuva, not to speculate who's the moshiach.

 
At Thu Jan 27, 04:20:00 PM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Moriah. Not everyone in the Diaspora can just leave to go to Israel. I wish we all could but some of us have too many problems stacked up against us leaving......I think the Autistics and dear Nava speak the truth and always have. Rabbis need to focus on encouraging those of is who love H"B and cling to him but are trapped in Diaspora not because they want to, don't give us on us. Not everyone who doesn't do Aliya is "not willing to live in discomfort", like other blogs who tell us "stop complaining, there are plenty of work in Israel..you are just being spoil or don't have enough faith in HaShem"...
I thought judging fellow Jews is wrong...I guesd when it comes to this issue its allowed and encouraged. We are all Jews, what happened to words of love and support? What happened to HaShems word from the Torah that say that he will gather us from four corners of the earth? Even Daniel from the Autistics website, may HaShem bless him says that if a Jew loved H"B and have faith only in him, and live in Diaspora will be saved by H"B with miracles. Why does people ignore that part? I know that if I could leave with my husband and children I would do so at a blink of an eye...But we can't, does that means that we will all die? I pray for H"B mercy that he saves all the Jews in Israel and Diaspora will all be saved and that H"B bring our Mossiach with mercy but it feels so bad to read that we must leave or else we die. Life and death is in the hands of H"B only. Other then being scard to death and lossing nights of sleep there isn't anything we can do. I love all of Am Yisroel no matter what or where they live. I guess I was hoping that now before Mossiach comes we will be comforting each other...still waiting. Maya.

 
At Thu Jan 27, 04:24:00 PM 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Moriah. Not everyone in the Diaspora can just leave to go to Israel. I wish we all could but some of us have too many problems stacked up against us leaving......I think the Autistics and dear Nava speak the truth and always have. Rabbis need to focus on encouraging those of is who love H"B and cling to him but are trapped in Diaspora not because they want to, don't give us on us. Not everyone who doesn't do Aliya is "not willing to live in discomfort", like other blogs who tell us "stop complaining, there are plenty of work in Israel..you are just being spoil or don't have enough faith in HaShem"...
I thought judging fellow Jews is wrong...I guesd when it comes to this issue its allowed and encouraged. We are all Jews, what happened to words of love and support? What happened to HaShems word from the Torah that say that he will gather us from four corners of the earth? Even Daniel from the Autistics website, may HaShem bless him says that if a Jew loved H"B and have faith only in him, and live in Diaspora will be saved by H"B with miracles. Why does people ignore that part? I know that if I could leave with my husband and children I would do so at a blink of an eye...But we can't, does that means that we will all die? I pray for H"B mercy that he saves all the Jews in Israel and Diaspora will all be saved and that H"B bring our Mossiach with mercy but it feels so bad to read that we must leave or else we die. Life and death is in the hands of H"B only. Other then being scard to death and lossing nights of sleep there isn't anything we can do. I love all of Am Yisroel no matter what or where they live. I guess I was hoping that now before Mossiach comes we will be comforting each other...still waiting. Maya.

 

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