"As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;" (Ephesians 4:14 NASB).
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Herzog and the Fourth Jewish Temple to replace Dome of Rock
As we get ready to experience the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Chairman of the Likud party and Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, or Zionist Union Leader Isaac Herzog, global citizens must "keep watch" (Ezekiel 33)! GLOBAL CITIZENS BEWARE! ALERT! ALERT!
Issac Herzog is backed by the United Arab List—Israel’s Arab political parties are banded together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections, hoping to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.[†007] The result is an awkward political marriage of communists, Palestinian nationalists, religious Muslims, feminists and even one Jew. But Arab politicians say it will improve chronically low Arab voter turnout and help block Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming the next government.[†007]
So where does Zionist Union Leader Isaac Herzog stand regarding Temple Institute and his paternal grandfather's goal to rebuild a Jew-ish Temple on Mount Moriah?
For the first time in the country’s history, an Arab judge is chairing the Central Elections Committee presiding over today’s national elections.
Justice Salim Jubran (pictured above) is a Roman Catholic Arab, who grew up in the north of Israel. In 2004, he became the first Israeli Arab to be appointed a permanent seat on the Supreme Court. It was Judge Jubran who decided to halt funding for Sunday night’s right-wing rally in Tel-Aviv.
Salim Joubran was born in 1947 in the German Colony neighborhood of Haifa, Mandatory Palestine to an Aramaic family of Maronite [SYRIAN CATHOLIC] origin. Jubran graduated from the Roman Catholic Terra Santa College of the Franciscan Order in Acre, Israel. The Franciscan order owns a great deal of property in the Holy Land, second only to the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem. The Custodian of the Holy Land (also called the International Custodian of the Holy Land) is an officer of the Franciscan order, appointed by the General Definitorium of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, with the approval of the Pope and the Holy See.
The United Arab List, commonly known in Israel by its Hebrew acronym Ra'am (Hebrew: רע"מ), is an Israeli Arab political party representing and supported by Israeli Arabs. The party initially went under the title of Mada-Ra'am, Mada being the acronym and common name for the Arab Democratic Party. In the elections, the party won four seats. During the Knesset term, the Arab Democratic Party became a faction within the United Arab List, and its name was dropped from the party title. So where does Zionist Union Leader Isaac Herzog stand regarding his paternal grandfather's goal to rebuild a Jew-ish Temple on Mount Moriah?
An intensive campaign and work of the Temple Mount & Land of Israel Faithful Movement is the goal to carry the Maccabean (Jewish dynasty established by the Maccabees) message warning the Muslim Arabs and Palestinians: "Never again will foreigners be on the Holy Temple Mount. Never again will the Holy Temple Of G‑d be abominated and desecrated. Never again will Jerusalem and the Land of Israel be controlled by foreigners and enemies."
The Temple Institute, known in Hebrew as Machon HaMikdash, is an organization in Israel focusing on the controversial endeavor of establishing the Third Temple. Its long-term aims are to build the third [FOURTH] Jewish temple on the Temple Mount, on the site currently occupied by the Dome of the Rock, and to reinstate sacrificial worship. It aspires to reach this goal through the study of Temple construction and ritual and through the development of actual Temple ritual objects, garments, and building plans suitable for immediate use in the event conditions permit its reconstruction. The Goal of the Temple Institute is to educate the public concerning Temple matters and to actively make preparations for a Third [fourth] Temple.
"However the Third Jewish Temple was built by “Herod the Great,” who was an Arab and Edomite, who married the Maccabean Hasmonean Dynasty princess..."
Founded by Israel Ariel, Temple Institute (Director: Zev Golan) has utilized the research of former Chief Rabbi Isaac Herzog and others to produce garments and implements for the Temple. It maintains a visitor's center at the Institute. It has received much media exposure and has sponsored a Conference on Temple Research.
Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog (Hebrew: יצחק אייזיק הלוי הרצוג; born 3 December 1888 – died 25 July 1959), also known as Isaac Herzog, was the first Chief Rabbi of Ireland, his term lasting from 1921 to 1936. From 1936 until his death in 1959, he was Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of the British Mandate of Palestine and of Israel after its independence in 1948.
President Obama has supported the Labor Party of the State of Israel since he was a Senator from Illinois, after working as the first Executive Director for the Roman Catholic Church DCP in Chicago's South Side!
Former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak (2007-2013) shakes hands with then Senator Barack Obama during their meeting on July 23, 2008 in Jerusalem, Israel—while Social Welfare and Diaspora Affairs Isaac Herzog (left) looks on. Obama made a visit to Jerusalem during his run for U.S. President pledging staunch support for Israel and saying that if elected U.S. President, he would work to reinvigorate the Middle East peace process. Barack Obama II was a United States Senator from Illinois from January 3, 2005 to November 16, 2008. Union Zionist leader Isaac Herzog (backed by the Arab List) has been part of the Labor Party since 2003.
From left: Tzipi Livni, Hillary Clinton, Haim Saban and Isaac Herzog at the Saban Forum dinner in Washington, DC
Yitzhak "Bougie" Herzog (born 22 September 1960), known in English as Isaac Herzog, is an Israeli politician and lawyer.
Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog promised the Saban Forum in Washington, DC, on December 2014 that he would lead a centrist bloc to victory in Israel's next elections and that he would replace Benjamin Netanyahu as the next prime minister.[2a]
Also speaking at the Saban Forum in Washington was Hillary Clinton, who praised the Obama administration’s 'extraordinary' support for the Labor Party of Isaac Herzog.[2a] Herzog said that he would form a coalition comprised of all the parties “from Lieberman to Meretz” and that he would try to secure “support from the outside” from the Arab parties as well.[2a]
Tzipi Livini served as Minister of Justice of Israel between March 2013 and December 2014. Raised an ardent nationalist, Livni has become one of her nation's leading voices for the two-state Israel and Palestine [sic] solution
Haim Saban is a billionaire businessman primarily involved with business interests pertaining to financial services, entertainment, and media. Haim Saban an estimated net worth of $3 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 143rd richest person in America.
Haim Saban was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1944. In 1956, the Saban family immigrated to Israel. The Saban Forum is an annual dialogue between American and Israeli leaders from across the political and social spectrum, organized by the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. The Brookings Institution is an American centrist think tank based on Embassy Row in Washington, D.C.
Issac Herzog and Palestinian Chairman and PLO-boss Mahmoud Abbas
"You can criticize Abbas, but at the end of the day, we prefer and the Palestinian Authority taking responsibility of Gaza, and we prefer Abbas...," Opposition Chairman Isaac Herzog told YnetNews.com.
Isaac Herzog was born in Tel Aviv. He is the descendant of one of the most famous political families in Israel, whose influence and Democratic party reach compare to the Kennedys and the Clintons: His father, Chaim Herzog, was Israel’s sixth president.
Yitzhak "Bougie" Herzog (born 22 September 1960) aka Isaac Herzog's uncle served as policy adviser to David Ben-Gurion. When his father served as Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations for three years, Herzog lived in New York and attended the Ramaz School.
In the following years, while also studying in high school, Herzog gained an advanced academic education at Cornell University and New York University.
When Herzog returned to Israel at the end of 1978, he enlisted in the IDF and served as a major officer in Unit 8200 of the Intelligence Corps.
Herzog’s mother, Aura Ambache, is the founder of the Council for a Beautiful Israel. Aura Herzog (née Ambache) was born in 1924 in Egypt, to a Jewish family originating in Russia and Poland; the daughter of Leah (Steinberg) and Simcha Ambache, an engineer. She was one of four children, and her sister, Suzy, would go on to marry Israeli diplomat Abba Eban. She was educated in French schools in Ismaïlia, and later studied in South Africa, completing a B.Sc. degree in mathematics and physics from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. After graduating, she emigrated to Mandatory Palestine and joined the Haganah. She married Chaim Herzog in 1947. She accompanied her husband, during his service in the United States, when he was the military attache (1950–1954), and Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations (1975–1978).
"The Luck of the Irish" may not have been with Isaac Herzog on St. Patrick's Day during the Israeli Elections for Prime Minister!
Isaac Herzog's paternal grandfather, Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog, was the first Chief Rabbi of Ireland from 1922 to 1935 and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1936 to 1959. Herzog's father was born in Ireland and as mentioned earlier, his mother was born in Egypt; their families were of Eastern European Jewish descent (from Poland, Russia, and Lithuania). He has two brothers and a sister. Herzog is currently a member of the Knesset, chairman of the Labor Party, and Leader of the Opposition. Zionist Union Leader Herzog has previously served as Minister of Welfare and Social Services, Minister of the Diaspora, Society, and the Fight Against Antisemitism, Minister of Housing and Construction, and Minister of Israeli Tourism.
TOURISM DOLLARS AND ISRAELI CITIZENSHIP FOR JORDANIANS IS DRIVING THE UNITED ARAB LIST TO CONSIDER CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEXT TEMPLE IN THE CITY OF DAVID
Negotiations between Israeli authorities and Palestinians seem to be shifting focus away from the Dome of the Rock towards the City of David for the construction of the new Jew-ish Temple. This plan could replace the Dome of the Rock and "Wailing Wall" as the destination of prayer and visitation by both Jews and converts to Israelism (citizenship and/or proselytes to Judaism).
The City of David (Madīna Dāwūd) is the Israeli name for the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan—a farming village near the natural spring outside southeast of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem since the medieval period. It lies in East Jerusalem and became an exclusively Palestinian neighborhood after the 1948 war. In the 1990s, Israeli Jewish settler families began to move into the area.
If religious authorities agree that the new excavation at the recently discovered site in Jerusalem’s City of David is the penultimate location for the Third [Fourth] Jewish Temple’s altar, then according to Orthodox Jewish law, a sea-change will have occurred.
This site, if true, could shift perspective, tradition, and reality. The emergence of a peaceful solution from the epicenter of conflict is a characteristic of Jewish thinking and could be persuasive. In such a scenario, it cannot be overlooked that the economic boost from tourism to the City of David may be sufficiently significant to motivate 70,000 of East Jerusalem’s Jordanian Citizens, previously denied Israeli citizenship, to re-apply to becomes Israelis.
About 930 BC, Jeroboam deliberately set up two counterfeit "Jerusalems": One in Bethel and one in Dan. The basic philosophies of the Samaritans were Mt. Gerizim is the real "holy mountain" not Jerusalem, had their origin in Jeroboam. This is why we call the Samaritans, "Neo-Jeroboamites." Jeroboam's famous quote, "Its too far for you to go to Jerusalem," was the foundation of the Samaritans making Mt. Gerizim as their holy mountain 200 years later.
Above is the 3000 year old altar that Jeroboam set up in Dan. It is the little square of blocks inside the larger replica steel altar. The area has been rebuilt and enlarged during the Hellenistic period (400 BC). The Jeroboam's original altar area was expanded and enlarged and included cut stones with stairs rather than uncut stones with ramps. But Jeroboam's original altar was found below the newer and larger Hellenistic altar. The steel replica gives the size and height of the Hellenistic altar that was built over top of Jeroboam's altar. You can see the 3000 year old male cult oak tree at the rear right hand side of the photo. Nearby is the 3000 year old female cult myrtle tree.
The oak tree was seen as a male deity and the Myrtle as female deity. These two trees were part of the pagan worship of the site. Pagan worship under trees was one of the reasons why the kingdom of Israel (Samaritans) went into extinction: "They set for themselves sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill (see 2 Kings 17:5-12).
Deuteronomy 11:26-30 (NLT)
26 “Look, today I am giving you the choice between a blessing and a curse! 27 You will be blessed if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today. 28 But you will be cursed if you reject the commands of the Lord your God and turn away from him and worship gods you have not known before.
29 “When the Lord your God brings you into the land and helps you take possession of it, you must pronounce the blessing at Mount Gerizim and the curse at Mount Ebal. 30 (These two mountains are west of the Jordan River in the land of the Canaanites who live in the Jordan Valley,[a] near the town of Gilgal, not far from the oaks of Moreh.)
11:30 Hebrew the Arabah.
Mount Ebal (Arabic: جبل عيبال Jabal ‘Aybāl; Hebrew: הר עיבל Har ‘Eival) is one of the two mountains in the immediate vicinity of the city of Nablus in the West Bank (biblical Shechem), and forms the northern side of the valley in which Nablus is situated, the southern side being formed by Mount Gerizim.
2 Kings 17:5-12 (NLT)
Samaria Falls to Assyria
5 Then the king of Assyria invaded the entire land, and for three years he besieged the city of Samaria. 6 Finally, in the ninth year of King Hoshea’s reign, Samaria fell, and the people of Israel were exiled to Assyria. They were settled in colonies in Halah, along the banks of the Habor River in Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
7 This disaster came upon the people of Israel because they worshiped other gods. They sinned against the Lord their God, who had brought them safely out of Egypt and had rescued them from the power of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. 8 They had followed the practices of the pagan nations the Lord had driven from the land ahead of them, as well as the practices the kings of Israel had introduced. 9 The people of Israel had also secretly done many things that were not pleasing to the Lord their God. They built pagan shrines for themselves in all their towns, from the smallest outpost to the largest walled city. 10 They set up sacred pillars and Asherah poles at the top of every hill and under every green tree. 11 They offered sacrifices on all the hilltops, just like the nations the Lord had driven from the land ahead of them. So the people of Israel had done many evil things, arousing the Lord’s anger. 12 Yes, they worshiped idols,[a] despite the Lord’s specific and repeated warnings.
17:12 The Hebrew term (literally round things) probably alludes to dung.
2 Samuel 5:6 (NLT)
David Captures Jerusalem
6 David then led his men to Jerusalem to fight against the Jebusites, the original inhabitants of the land who were living there. The Jebusites taunted David, saying, “You’ll never get in here! Even the blind and lame could keep you out!” For the Jebusites thought they were safe.
Joshua 15:63 (NLT)
63 But the tribe of Judah could not drive out the Jebusites, who lived in the city of Jerusalem, so the Jebusites live there among the people of Judah to this day.
The split between Samaritans and their brothers; the children of Judah and Benjamin (the Jews), began when the Samaritans (the 10 northern tribes) refused to accept Jerusalem as the elect. "For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah (southern Kingdom of Judah), and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests" (Hebrews 7:14).
Hebrews 7:10-17 (NIV)
10 because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.
Jesus Like Melchizedek
11 If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? 12 For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. 13 He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. 14 For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. 15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. 17 For it is declared:
“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek.”[a]
a. Hebrews 7:17 Psalm 110:4
Before you pre-buy tickets from the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, you better read this report about the THIRD [FOURTH] JEWISH TEMPLE…
The Third Jewish Temple was built by “Herod the Great,” who was an Arab and Edomite, who married the Maccabean Hasmonean Dynasty princess...
“HEROD THE GREAT” was the second son of Antipater the Idumaean, a high-ranked official under ethnarch Hyrcanus II, and Cypros, a Nabatean. Herod was ashamed of his SYRIAN and EDOMITE origins and he attempted to invent Jewish genealogy for himself. A loyal supporter of Hyrcanus II, Antipater appointed Herod governor of Galilee at 25, and his elder brother, Phasael, governor of Jerusalem. Herod’s brutality was condemned by the Sanhedrin. Two years later Antigonus, Hyrcanus' nephew, took the throne from his uncle with the help of the Parthians. Herod fled to Rome to plead with the Romans to restore him to power. There Herod was appointed King of the Jews by the Roman Senate in 40 BC. HEROD THE GREAT went back to Judea to win his kingdom from Antigonus and at the same time he married the Hasmonean princess and teenage niece of Antigonus, Mariamne (known as Mariamne I), in an attempt to secure a claim to the throne and gain some Jewish favor. Three years later, Herod and the Romans finally captured Jerusalem and executed Antigonus. Herod took the role as sole ruler of Judea and the title of BASILEUS (“King of the Jews”) for himself, ushering in the Herodian Dynasty, and ending the Hasmonean Dynasty in 37 BC.
The COURT OF THE GENTILES was 230m by 230m (750ft), with the inner sanctuary placed within it. It was open to the sky and paved with variegated marble. THIS COURT WAS OPEN TO EVERYBODY, JEW OR GENTILE, so the Gentiles could hear worship of Yahweh, and listen to the teaching of the Jewish rabbi's. It could easily hold 200,000 people at a time. Also around this court, were the sleeping apartments of the Levites when on duty.
THE ROYAL PORCH WAS ONE OF THE FINEST FEATURES OF THE THIRD TEMPLE. It was on the site of Solomon's palace, originally built for the daughter of Pharaoh of Egypt (1 KINGS 7:8).
When Jesus and his disciples were in Capernaum, and collectors of the temple tax (Greek didrachma) came to Peter and said "Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?" (Matthew 17:24). “They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come” (John 8:19-20). By far the largest sum was probably derived from the half-shekel of temple tribute (tax), which was required of every male of age, including converts and Bedouin slaves.
The total sum of gold and silver contributed annually at the time of Jesus has been estimated to have been of the order of $500,000 per year. Jesus was most likely speaking to the wealthy HERODIANS, SADDUCEES and BOETHUSIANS in the “COURT OF THE WOMEN” near the Treasury.
The Herodian Dynasty continued in Northern Levant until AD 92, when the last Herodian monarch, Agrippa II, died and Rome assumed full power over his Jew-ish domain.
THE HATRED OF THE HEBREW PEOPLE (JEWS aka JACOB aka ISRAEL) “Jew hatred” can be traced to ancient Egypt," long before Roman Emperor Hadrian’s expulsion of the Jews from Jerusalem, and the Roman emperor’s renaming of Jerusalem as “Aelia Capitolina.”
Roman Emperor Hadrian renamed the region of Judea and Samaria “PALESTINE” [sic] and Jerusalem, which was in ruins since the siege of 70 AD, Hadrian renamed Aelia Capitolina, leading in part to the Bar Kokhba revolt of AD 132–136. Hadrian's new plans included temples to the major regional deities, and certain Roman gods, in particular Jupiter Capitolinus (JUPITER).
Exodus 20:4-6 (NLT) 4 “You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. 5 You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me. 6 But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those[a] who love me and obey my commands.
WHY IS THIS ALL IMPORTANT? You must understand that Rome, Jerusalem (that is controlled by Catholics and Muslims) and Washington, DC, all have seven (7) hills—described in Revelation 17 as the throne of “Babylon the Great.” Make sure to read: REVELATION 13, 14, 17, 18:1-7.
Aramaic (a Syrian dialect of which was used as a lingua franca in the Near East from the 6th century BC) gradually replaced Hebrew as the language of the Jews in those areas.
The World’s three monotheistic religions, “Catholicism, Islam and Judaism have many branches of each religion. Sunnis fight Shi'a (one of the two main branches of Islam, followed especially in Iran, that rejects the first three Sunni caliphs and regards Ali, the fourth caliph, as Muhammad's first true successor). However, the prophet Muhammad was a revisionist, who tried to change Judaism to his own Arab version-first in Mecca and next in Medina in AD 622. When the large population of Jews in Medina rejected him as a “prophet” and his teachings, he told his followers to no longer pray towards Jerusalem.
We have fought two World Wars over religion and politics, and were taught as a “hush word” not to discuss RELIGION & POLITICS!
Nevertheless, we must discuss RELIGION & POLITICS, and read the Holy Bible our self to understand the Truth of God’s Word! The Holy of Holies was a cube measuring 30ft. It was the most holy place in the temple, only the High Priest was allowed to enter, and only on the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16).
Most Orthodox Jewish believers in Jerusalem who are working towards the building of the Third [FOURTH] Temple believe that the Ark of the Covenant is safely hidden in a chamber under the Temple Mount. They feel certain God has preserved the Ark for 25 centuries and that it will be available when the Temple is restored. A large building from the Hasmonean age, the second century BC, was recently discovered in the City of David, during the diggings done by the Israel Antiquities Authority in 2013.
However, in the THIRD JEWISH TEMPLE built by "Herod the Great," the Holy of Holies was empty, containing no ark of the covenant. In its place was a large stone slab onto which the High Priest sprinkled the blood. In the original tabernacle and then in Solomon's temple, the Holy of Holies contained the Ark of the Covenant. However, the Jews fell into apostasy and idol worship, and there is no record of the glory of God ever returning to the Temple after 586 BC (Ezekiel 9). When Pompey conquered Jerusalem in 63 BC, he looked into the Holy of Holies and was amazed to find it was empty. John the Evangelist wrote: “Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the Ark of His Covenant” (Revelation 11:19).
Before you pre-buy tickets from the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, you better read this report about the THIRD [FOURTH] JEWISH TEMPLE…
The next Jewish Temple may be the Temple of the final Antichrist as foretold in 2 Thessalonians 2. READ: Herzog and the Fourth Jewish Temple [sic]
"TEL AVIV — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his chief challenger, Isaac Herzog of the center-left Zionist Union, appeared to win about the same number of seats in Parliament in Tuesday’s election, according to Israeli news media and exit polls, promising a protracted and messy process of forming the next governing coalition."
"In Washington, Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said only that Mr. Obama “remains committed to working very closely with the winner of the ongoing elections to cement and further deepen the strong relationship between the United States and Israel, and the president is confident that he can do that with whomever the Israeli people choose.”
"That conciliatory public stand contrasts sharply with the private frustrations in the West Wing, where Mr. Obama and aides were angry about Mr. Netanyahu’s decision to accept a Republican invitation to deliver a speech about Iran’s nuclear program to Congress without discussing it with American officials."
"That diplomatic spat deepened a rift between Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Obama that has developed over years, especially about the issue of Mr. Netanyahu’s pursuit of settlement construction. The Israeli leader’s admission in the last days of the campaign that he would never allow the establishment of a Palestinian state could become another irritant."
SOURCE: In Israel, Race Between Netanyahu and Herzog Appears Too Close to Call By JODI RUDORENMARCH 17, 2015
†007. As Arab MKs unite, a new political landscape emerges... Communists, Palestinian nationalists and religious Muslims band together for the first time, in hopes of rallying Israel’s largest minority and unseating Netanyahu. http://www.timesofisrael.com/as-arab-mks-unite-a-new-political-landscape-emerges/#ixzz3UgOXENfB
—Retrieved March 17, 2015.
1. "A House of Prayer for All Nations" Jerusalem Post, October 11, 2005
2. "Who is Isaac 'Bougie' Herzog, Israel's newly elected Labor Party chairman?". Haaretz. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
2a. Labor’s Herzog: I will be the next Israeli prime minister. Also speaking at the Saban Forum in Washington was Hillary Clinton, who praised the Obama administration’s 'extraordinary' support for Israel. By Chemi Shalev, HAARETZ, December 6, 2014 http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.630251 —Retrieved March 17, 2015
3. Druckman, Yaron (17 March 2015). "The Herzogs: Three generations of Israeli leadership". Ynetnews. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
4. Ferber, Alona (9 March 2015). "The Herzog family tree: Israel's answer to the Kennedys". Haaretz. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
5. Meet Isaac Herzog, the Israeli Politician Who Speaks English With a Democratic Accent. Labor’s new leader wants to mend ties with Washington, and he’s looking at Obama and de Blasio for inspiration. By Ruth Margalit|January 30, 2014 12:00 AM Tablet Magazine. Retrieved March 17, 2015.