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A Very Rare Eclipse Event

| wed, november 27, 2012 |

The final lunar eclipse of 2012 takes place tomorrow on November 28. The last time a lunar eclipse took place on November 28, was in 1947, the day before Resolution 181 was voted on and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

It was due in part to the vote on November 29, 1947, that the Jewish State of Israel was later able to declare independence on May 14, 1948.

The November 28, 1947, eclipse event is the first lunar eclipse to fall on this date since the Gregorian dating system went into effect on October 15, 1582. Tomorrow is only the second time in 430 years that November 28, has hosted a lunar eclipse event. The next one will take place in 2319, or 307 years from now. This is a very rare eclipse event.

Oddly enough, just as in 1947, a vote pertaining to the land of Israel (or Palestine as it was called in 1947), is coming before the UNGA this Friday, after the rare eclipse. This time, the Palestinian Authority, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, is looking to upgrade the status of Palestine at the U.N. from U.N. observer to a non-member observer state. The Vatican is the only other nonmember observer state.

Though this is not the same as recognizing Palestine as an official *state, it is one dramatic step closer. Currently there are 132 countries of the 193 member states that already recognize a state of Palestine.

*Palestine is guaranteed to be elevated from non-member observer entity to non-member observer state, effectively creating a Palestinian state on paper within the pre-1967 borders.

This will be a day to watch.

Though the US does not support this type of approach, it is not guiltless in the matter. For over 20 years the US has done all she can to errantly legitimize the Palestinian claim to the Promised Land, all the while delegitimizing the GOD given right the Israelis have to the land. When the UN votes on the issue of Palestine this Friday, the United States of America will be indicted for the damaging role she has played.

I wonder, would the Palestinian voice be as loud as it is today without the role the US has played over the last 20 years?

Come Friday, remember, the lunar eclipse event that took place the day prior has only happened one other time in the past 430 years. I can't help but wonder, is the LORD giving us a sign in the heavens?

I can't help but notice that the solar eclipse cycle for both 1947 and 2012 both began on May 20th. This year, May 20th fell on Iyyar 28, or Yom Yerushalayim on the Hebrew calendar, also known as Jerusalem Reunification Day.

This date memorializes the day that Israeli soldiers, against all odds, victoriously recaptured the Old City of Jerusalem from Jordanian control during the Six-Day War that began on June 5, 1967.

Interestingly, it was exactly 354 days (or one lunar year) prior to the May 20, 2012, solar event, that another solar eclipse event took place on June 1, 2011, which also fell upon Iyyar 28. In back-to-back years a solar eclipse has taken place on Yom Yerushalayim, which is celebrated on the Hebrew calendar date Iyyar 28.

It appears to be a double witness in the heavens that YEHOVAH has in fact given the land of Israel to the Jews on a promise, a promise that HE has vowed to uphold.

God Bless, daniel