YNet News: The Islamic State implemented a double strategic move in the Sinai area on Sunday night. First it fired rockets into Israel’s populated area in the Gaza vicinity, and several hours later it launched a major attack on the Egyptian army in the Sheikh Zuweid area near El-Arish.
These two operations, which the organization claimed responsibility for, had two purposes: One, to demonstrate that despite being beaten in its strongholds in Syria and Iraq and being driven away from them, ISIS is still alive and kicking; and two, to disrupt Hamas’ reconciliation agreement with Fatah and its tightening relations with Egypt.
Both the reconciliation agreement between the two Palestinian organizations, and mainly the cooperation agreement with Egypt, contradict ISIS’s interests. more …
Opinion: “Now Timna was the concubine of Eliphaz, Esau’s son, and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These were the sons of Adah, Esau’s wife.” Gen. 36:12
Jewish Virtual Library: “The Amalekites were a people of the Negev and adjoining desert (Sinai) that were a hereditary enemy of Israel from wilderness times to the early monarchy.”
That ISIS has taken up residence in the Sinai is of old: “That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9
Excerpt, Antichrist The Search for Amalek: After the Red Sea crossing and the drowning of the Egyptian army, the next attack on the Israelites came from a tribe called the Amalekites. Their leader was an illegitimate grandson of Esau named Amalek, who inherited his grandfather’s intense hatred (Gen. 27:41) for his brother Jacob. While the Egyptians failed to harm the Israelites, the Amalekites succeeded in doing so.
The excerpt from our book was compiled from Biblical accounts and amplified by the ancient Jewish text, the Talmud. Several pastors who reviewed the book were critical of these accounts since they are not strictly from the Bible, and are therefore considered “stories” passed orally from fathers to their children.
Yet, in Psalm 78:1-8 written by Asaph, the seer records that God instructed the elders and priests of the Israelites to pass these accounts to their children orally, and that is what they did until the time of Moses:
‘For He established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers, That they should make them known to their children; the generation to come might know them, The children who would be born, That they may arise and declare them to their children, That they may set their hope in God, And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments.”
Moses knew that Amalek would try to fulfill his grandfather’s blood lust for Jacob and was instructed to write it down:
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” Exodus 17:14
From Moses to today is approximately 3500 years. Moses knew then that Amalek would be present in every generation to torture and kill the chosen of God Exodus 17:16.
Both Esau (Edom) and Amalek are listed in the Psalm 83:6-7 alliance.
(see BP 101 chapter 6 for more on Psalm 83 here)