IMCNews Publisher Trip to Israel and Ramallah

A Great Deception – President Obama in Jerusalem and Ramallah

By IMCNews Publisher Rev. Anthony Harper, Ph.D., Boise, Idaho
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A great deception – that is what it is! While in Jerusalem and Ramallah, I witnessed the response from people at President Obama’s speaking events – a mesmerization on a grand scale. There was an enthusiastic response from President Peres and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel and Abbas of the P.L.O. in favor to President Obama’s call for a two state solution to bring about peace.

Observing the responses of people at President Obama’s events, it seemed like they were accepting him as some type of savior. Only The MESSIAH and KING of PEACE (Y'ESHUA/JESUS) can bring peace to our world. Click here to learn about my MESSIAH Y'ESHUA.

This was my first trip overseas and I was traveling with the White House Press Corps to President Obama’s speaking events.

Because of high security concerns, I saw more machine guns than I have ever seen in one place in my life.


Pictured above IMCNews publisher/news reporter Dr. Anthony Harper at President Obama’s arrival in Israel at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv Wednesday March 20, 2013 as part of the White House Press Corps.


Pictured above IMCNews publisher/news reporter Dr. Anthony Harper inside a press conference of Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel's residence Wednesday evening March 20, 2013 as part of the White House Press Corps.

During my telephone interview with foreign policy advisor for President Peres of Israel, it was confirmed that Israel is supportive of a two state solution and willing to give up land for peace. I told Israel’s foreign policy advisor that giving away land will not bring peace and encouraged him that Christians will not cease praying for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem.


Pictured above IMCNews publisher/news reporter Dr. Anthony Harper at President Obama’s arrival at the Palestinian headquarters in Ramallah Thursday March 21, 2013 as part of the White House Press Corps.

While in Ramallah, Abbas stated in a Press conference with President Obama that Israel settlements were illegal. As long as Abbas and the Palestinians see Israel’s cities as illegal, how can there be cooperation to bring about a peaceful solution.

At this press conference, I was sitting next to an AlJezerra news reporter who knew I was a Christian news reporter and she said 'Aren't we a pair."

What an eerie feeling being in the Palestinian headquarters.


Pictured above inside the Jerusalem Convention Center Thursday evening March 21 for President Obama's speech as part of the White House Press Corps.

I believe that Israel’s giving away land has not and will never bring peace. There is judgment for those that divide the land of Israel from Joel 3:2 in the Holy Bible:

I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will enter into judgment with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and have divided up my land. (King James Version)

And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12:3 (King James Version)

Praise GOD I was able to share our MESSIAH JESUS’ peace plan as found in 2 Chronicles 7: 14 with several White House Press Corps members and citizens.

At a White House press conference Friday April 5 back in Washington, D.C. I raised my hands many times to ask the following questions (even though I did not get called upon, I did send this following question via E-mail on April 8 to President Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney):

Dear Mr. Carney,

Thank you for the honor of being able to ask questions at the White House Daily Briefings.

I recently attended a daily briefing April 5 and was not able to ask the following question. Our InterMountain Christian newspaper is a voice for Christian leaders in an 8 state region in the United States and your response to my following question would be greatly appreciated:

In light of President Obama's trip to Jerusalem and Ramallah to promote peace and his recent Easter Prayer breakfast with national Christian leaders, what would the President's response be to The MESSIAH JESUS' Peace Plan as found in 2 Chronicles 7:14 and what is the United States doing to secure the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini from an Iranian prison and other Christians from prisons around our world who have been imprisoned for their faith?

Thank you for your response.

Respectfully Yours,

Rev. Dr. Matthew Anthony Harper, Ph.D.
InterMountain Christian News

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Spiritual Reflections of my time in Israel – A Blessing from GOD I praise Him for!
by Rev. Dr. Matthew Anthony Harper, Ph.D., Boise, Idaho
InterMountain Christian News

Sunday March 17, 2013 – after flying to Toronto, Ontario Canada from Washington, D.C.. My first over seas plane trip on Air Canada leaving from Toronto, Ontario to Tel Aviv, Israel.

Monday March 18 (10:30AM) – approaching the coast of Israel I was so excited, a dream come true, coming home to the homeland of my King JESUS. What a spiritually emotional experience this was for me!


Pictured above leaving the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport towards Jerusalem Monday March 18, 2013.


Pictured above IMCNews Publisher Dr. Anthony Harper Monday March 18, 2013 on a hill near Abu Gosh close to Jerusalem.


Pictured above IMCNews Publisher Dr. Anthony Harper Friday March 20, 2013 at Capharnaum (the town of JESUS) next to Sea of Galilee.


Pictured above IMCNews Publisher Dr. Anthony Harper Friday March 20, 2013 at Capharnaum (the town of JESUS) next to Sea of Galilee.


Pictured above IMCNews publisher Dr. Anthony Harper in the Jordan River Friday March 20, 2013.


Pictured above IMCNews publisher Dr. Anthony Harper standing on the Mount of Olives with Temple mount and city of Jerusalem in the background Saturday March 23, 2013.


Pictured above IMCNews publisher Dr. Anthony Harper overlooking Bethlehem Sunday March 30, 2013.


Pictured above IMCNews publisher/news reporter Dr. Anthony Harper Saturday morning March 30 at The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem (likely site of the burial place of JESUS).

What a deeply spiritual experience standing in the likely tomb of JESUS. I praise GOD that JESUS has risen from the dead!


Pictured above IMCNews publisher/news reporter Dr. Anthony Harper Saturday morning March 30 at Hill called Golgotha (likely crucifixion site of JESUS).

Standing facing Golgotha, thinking about JESUS sacrifice on the cross at the top of this mountain was so overwhelming. The pain that JESUS went through for me and so many others. I praise You JESUS for giving of your self for me and so many others that we could live. You are my Life!


Pictured above IMCNews Publisher Dr. Anthony Harper approaching Temple mount in Jerusalem Sunday March 24, 2013.


Pictured above IMCNews publisher/news reporter Dr. Anthony Harper Sunday March 24 at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

I was able to place my prayer on a card in the wall of request for JESUS return (Maranatha – please come quickly LORD JESUS). What a strong yearning for my KING JESUS to be there and ruling from the Temple mount – One day that dream will come true when I see Him face to face – Oh what a blessed day that will be!


Pictured above IMCNews publisher/news reporter Dr. Anthony Harper Friday March 20 standing in the Sea of Galilee. What a moving experience thinking about all the times that JESUS spent here with the fishermen and so many others – teaching them, fishing with them, eating with them.


Pictured above IMCNews publisher/news reporter Dr. Anthony Harper atFriday March 20 sitting atop the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee.

This was the most peaceful place on my tour of Israel. I thought about the time that JESUS taught people in the Sermon on The Mount. Reading out loud from the new testament from Matthew 5: 1-16 (King James Version):

1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2 and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!


Pictured above IMCNews publisher Dr. Anthony Harper right with friend and tour guide Simcha Davidov at Ashdod Israel seaport Friday March 20, 2013.


Pictured above IMCNews publisher Dr. Anthony Harper on a Camel near the Dead Sea Friday March 20, 2013.

Special thanks to the following individuals who helped make my trip, stay and tour to Israel and Ramallah possible:
GOD my FATHER, Christopher and Debbie James, Chaim and Ruti Singerman/JerusalemHillsInn.com, Simcha and Bella Davidov, Jonathan Moore/SarElTours.com, Mike and Linda Sasso, Nicholas and Amber Bostwick, Gloria Hansen, Kris Long, Dan Milholland, Barry Hultgren, Paul Stroud, Rex Heckel, Dennis Ryder, Adam Graham, Bruce Mason, Terri Kilroy and many others who prayed for me.

Dr. Harper Return Trip To U.S. Via France April 2013


IMCNews publisher/news reporter Dr. Anthony Harper inside Sainte Chapelle, Paris, France Wednesday April 3, 2013. Click here to read more details about Sainte Chapelle.


Inside Saint Chapelle, Paris, France Wednesday April 3, 2013.


Beautiful stay glass windows Inside Saint Chapelle, Paris, France Wednesday April 3, 2013.


At Notre Dame Cathdral, Paris, France Wednesday April 3, 2013. Click here to read more details about Notre Dame Cathedral.


Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France Wednesday April 3, 2013.


On top of the Notre Dame Cathedral overlooking Paris, France Wednesday April 3, 2013.


Picture taken from top of Notre Dame Cathdral overlooking Paris, France Wednesday April 3, 2013.


Picture taken from top of Notre Dame Cathdral overlooking Paris, France with Eiffel Tower in background Wednesday April 3, 2013.


At the Eiffel Tower [La Tour Eiffel] Tuesday April 2, 2013.
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Dr. Harper at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France Wednesday April 3, 2013.
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Dr. Harper at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France Wednesday April 3, 2013.


Dr. Harper inside the Louvre Museum, Paris, France Wednesday April 3, 2013.


Inside the Louvre Museum in front of the famour painting 'Mona Lisa' in the background Wednesday April 3, 2013.


Inside the Musee du Louvre


At The Château de Versailles, Versailles, France Wednesday April 3, 2013.
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Inside The Château de Versailles, Versailles, France Wednesday April 3, 2013.


At The Château de Versailles, Versailles, France Wednesday April 3, 2013.


At The Château de Versailles, Versailles, France with entrance to the gardens Wednesday April 3, 2013.


In front of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France Tuesday April 2, 2013.
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Riding on the Red Tour Bus down the Champs-Elysees avenue toward the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France Tuesday April 2, 2013. Click here for details about the Champs-Elysees avenue.


On top of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France with La Tour Eiffel in background Wednesday April 3, 2013.