Wednesday, April 22, 2020
SALVATION-GODS FREE GIFT TO YOU-IF YOU ASK HIM INTO YOUR HEART
THANK YOU LORD JESUS. THAT YOU LOVED ME, AND GAVE YOURSELF FOR ME. WHAT LOVE, AND TODAY I RESPOND, I WANT YOU AS MY OWN PERSONAL SAVIOR. AND YOUR PRECIOUS BLOOD PUT INTO A SPECIAL BODY BY YOUR FATHER, WAS SHED FOR ME, TO CLEANSE ME, TO WASH ME, TO SAVE ME. I ACCEPT IT NOW, COME INTO MY HEART PRECIOUS SAVIOR. I PRAY THIS IN YOUR HOLY NAME KING JESUS. AMEN AND AMEN.
Saturday, February 01, 2020
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2016 ALL U.S.A ELECTION RESULTS-HAPPENINGS
THANKS FOR ALL WHO CAME TO MY SITE TO LEARN PROPHECY FOR THE LAST 12 YEARS THIS NOVEMBER 2017.
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2017 ALL STORY LINKS
MY MOHAWK-WOODBINE HANOVER 2017 HARNESS RACE PREDICTIONS RESULTS
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
MY MOHAWK HARNESS RACE PREDICTIONS RD 36 2017
MY MOHAWK-WOODBINE HANOVER 2017 HARNESS RACE PREDICTIONS RESULTS
MOHAWK STANDARDBREAD HARNESS RACEWAY 2017 - RESULTS AS OF TUE SEPT-26,2017 - DAY-36
MONEY WON-$0.00 - OATOT $15,877.05
MONEY WON-$0.00 - OATOT $20,134.45
ACTUAL RACE RESULTS
01-125-BIG-$17.60 (SEP 08-10TH) (7-1)
02-76-BIG-$9.20 (AUG 17-5TH) (8-1)
03-58-BIG-$8.40 (AUG 31-1ST) (26-1)
04-36-BIG-44-1 (SEP 16-3RD)
1DD-02-BIG-$34.80 (SEP 18-2ND)
S EX-32-BIG-$29.80 (AUG 11-5TH)
S TRI-09-BIG-$173.70 (SEP 14-6TH)
S SUP-04-BIG-$335.75 (SEP 14-6TH)
M EX-18-BIG-$50.90 (AUG 14-1ST)
M TRI-30-BIG-$342.20 (SEP 18-8TH)
M SUP-25-BIG-$4,415.95 (AUG 25-9TH)
P3 (1-3)-01-BIG-$29.40 (SEP 18-3RD)
P3 (2-4)-06-BIG-$19.10 (AUG 11-4TH)
P3 (3-5)-02-BIG-$35.80 (AUG 11-5TH)
P3 (5-7)-01-BIG-$19.75 (SEP 22-7TH)
P3 (6-8)-01-BIG-$38.40 (SEP 14-8TH)
P3 (7-9)-02-BIG-$25.90 (SEP 19-9TH)
P3 (8-10)-03-BIG-$14.10 (AUG 18-10TH)
2DD-02-BIG-$13.70 (AUG 18-10TH)
P4 (7-10)-01-BIG-$41.85 (SEP 19-10TH)
10TH -P5 (HF)-S-00-BIG-$0.00
10TH -P5 (HF)-M-02-BIG-$223.65 (AUG 15-10TH)
LONGEST-33-1 (AUG 18-4TH)
TOP 4 PICKS EACH RACE-01-04,02-03,03-01,04-03,05-02,06-03,07-02,08-03,09-01,10-02=24-40-OATOT-913-1456-62.7%
(STANS PREDICTIONS)-RECORD AT MOWHAWK
01-96-BIG-$20.10 (AUG 22-7TH) (9-1)
02-66-BIG-$22.10 (SEP 08-9TH) (39-1)
03-58-BIG-$17.10 (AUG 14-2ND) (63-1) (AUG 22-10TH) (41-1)
04-46-BIG-65-1 (SEP 21-8TH)
1DD-04-BIG-$31.20 (AUG 25-2ND)
S EX-25-BIG-$100.70 (SEP 22-1ST)
S TRI-07-BIG-$870.60 (AUG 22-7TH)
M EX-09-BIG-$39.90 (AUG 31-1ST)
M TRI-16-BIG-$648.30 (SEP 11-7TH)
M SUP-23-BIG-$1,432.75 (AUG 28-8TH)
P3 (1-3)-01-BIG-$5.45 (AUG 10-3RD)
P3 (3-5)-01-BIG-$33.10 (SEP 19-5TH)
P3 (5-7)-02-BIG-$59.25 (AUG 22-7TH)
2DD-01-BIG-$7.30 (SEP 19-10TH)
10TH -P5 (HF)-S-00-BIG-$0.00
10TH -P5 (HF)-M-03-BIG-$5,508.30 (SEP 07-10TH)
LONGEST-76-1 (AUG 14-2ND) 67-1 (SEP 14-1ST)
TOP 4 PICKS EACH RACE-01-02,02-03,03-02,04-03,05-02,06-02,07-02,08-03,09-01,10-02=22-40-OATOT-854-1456-58.7%
OALTCI-OVERALL LONGSHOT TOTAL THAT CAME IN THIS RACE SEASON 5-1+.
T4 P-ER-TOTAL 4 PLACINGS EACH RACE.
OATOT-OVERALL TOTAL TOP 4 PLACINGS. THIS RACE SEASON.
THE DOW WAS DOWN 53 POINTS MONDAY-YESTERDAY.
HOARDING OF GOLD AND SILVER
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.(IN 1 HR THE STOCK MARKETS WORLDWIDE WILL CRASH)
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed:(CONFISCATED) their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
16 And he(THE FALSE POPE WHO DEFECTED FROM THE CHRISTIAN FAITH) causeth all,(IN THE WORLD ) both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:(MICROCHIP IMPLANT)
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark,(MICROCHIP IMPLANT) or the name of the beast,(WORLD DICTATORS NAME INGRAVED ON YOUR SKIN OR TATTOOED ON YOU OR IN THE MICROCHIP IMPLANT) or the number of his name.(THE NUMBERS OF HIS NAME INGRAVED IN THE MICROCHIP IMLPLANT)-(ALL THESE WILL TELL THE WORLD DICTATOR THAT YOUR WITH HIM AND AGAINST KING JESUS-GOD)
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:(WORLD LEADER) for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.(6-6-6) A NUMBER SYSTEM (6006006)OR(60020202006)(SOME KIND OF NUMBER IMPLANTED IN THE MICROCHIP THAT TELLS THE WORLD DICTATOR AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER THAT YOU GIVE YOUR TOTAL ALLIGIENCE TO HIM AND NOT JESUS)(ITS AN ETERNAL DECISION YOU MAKE)(YOU CHOOSE YOUR OWN DESTINY)(YOU TAKE THE DICTATORS NAME OR NUMBER UNDER YOUR SKIN,YOUR DOOMED TO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND TORMENTS FOREVER,NEVER ENDING MEANT ONLY FOR SATAN AND HIS ANGELS,NOT HUMAN BEINGS).OR YOU REFUSE THE MICROCHIP IMPLANT AND GO ON THE SIDE OF KING JESUS AND RULE FOREVER WITH HIM ON EARTH.YOU CHOOSE,ITS YOUR DECISION.
1 KINGS 10:13-14
13 And king Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatsoever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her servants.
14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold,
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.(A DAYS WAGES FOR A LOAF OF BREAD)
DOCTOR DOCTORIAN FROM ANGEL OF GOD
then the angel said, Financial crisis will come to Asia. I will shake the world.
BANK RELATED INFORMATION
DOW MARKET TUESDAY-SEPTEMBER 26,2017
HIGH +63 LOW -05
TSX -00.00 15,516.99 - GOLD $-00.00 $1,300.27 - OIL $-0.00 $51.67
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.(POSSIBLE QUAKE BRINGS ISRAEL BACK TO LIFE-SO NOISE AND SHAKING-QUAKES WILL ALSO DESTROY ISRAELS ENEMIES)
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:(ETHNIC GROUP AGAINST ETHNIC GROUP) and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places,(DIFFERNT PLACES AT THE SAME TIME) and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ U.S.19 of 22 earthquakes in map area.
4.8-49km WNW of Lebu, Chile-2017-09-26 12:14:46 (UTC)-11.7 km
2.6-93km NNW of Talkeetna, Alaska-2017-09-26 11:44:33 (UTC)-129.2 km
3.4-29km SW of Hawthorne, Nevada-2017-09-26 08:40:06 (UTC)-6.5 km
2.5-61km S of Deltana, Alaska-2017-09-26 08:22:20 (UTC)-0.0 km
4.9-South of the Fiji Islands-2017-09-26 08:15:45 (UTC)-550.6 km
2.6-39km ENE of West Yellowstone, Montana-2017-09-26 06:31:10 (UTC)-7.7 km
4.9-237km SSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia-2017-09-26 05:46:28 (UTC)-10.0 km
5.0-55km SW of Atocha, Bolivia-2017-09-26 05:44:33 (UTC)-232.1 km
4.6-100km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico-2017-09-26 05:33:24 (UTC)-55.8 km
2.7-87km SE of Chitina, Alaska-2017-09-26 04:32:25 (UTC)-24.6 km
6.4-South of the Fiji Islands-2017-09-26 04:20:00 (UTC)-98.1 km
5.1-289km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji-2017-09-26 01:42:42 (UTC)-578.9 km
3.9-52km W of Callao, Peru-2017-09-26 00:54:14 (UTC)-37.6 km
STOCK MARKET AND EARTHQUAKE NEWS
NETANYAHU CONVENES SECURITY CABINET TO DISCUSS IRAN MISSLE THREAT.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE
UN accuses Russian agents of ‘grave violations’ in Crimea-Human Rights Council finds Russia citizenship forced on locals, hundreds of prisoners moved out of country-By AFP-September 25, 2017, 2:07 pmTOI
GENEVA, Switzerland — Russian state agents have committed serious abuses, including torture, in Crimea, the UN said Monday, warning that the rights situation in the annexed peninsula had “significantly deteriorated” under Moscow’s occupation.In a fresh report, the UN human rights agency said it had documented “grave human rights violations, such as arbitrary arrests and detentions, enforced disappearances, ill-treatment and torture, and at least one extra-judicial execution.”Moscow annexed the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014 soon after the overthrow of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych following mass protests in Kiev.Many Western countries have imposed sanctions on Russia to punish it for the annexation.In Monday’s report, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights called on Moscow to respect its obligations as an occupying power, demanding that it investigate all cases of alleged torture, abductions and killings involving members of the Russian security forces and Crimean self-defense.“There is an urgent need for accountability for human rights violations and abuses and for providing the victims with redress,” UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a statement.Hundreds of prisoners have been illegally transferred from Crimea to Russian prisons, according to the report, which added that at least three detainees had died after not receiving adequate medical care in custody.The report further condemned Moscow’s decision to substitute Ukrainian laws with Russian ones, and also to force people to take Russian citizenship.Civil servants have had to renounce Ukrainian citizenship or be sacked, while Crimea residents who do not legally qualify as Russians have in effect become foreigners in their home area, the rights office said.Such people “cannot own agricultural land, vote and be elected, register a religious community, apply to hold a public meeting, hold positions in the public administration” or even register their car, the UN probe found.“Education in the Ukrainian language has almost disappeared from Crimea,” it added.The rights investigators were not permitted to enter Crimea, so their report is based on interviews conducted from mainland Ukraine.Kiev also accuses Moscow of backing the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine’s industrial east in a conflict that has claimed more than 10,000 lives since April 2014.
Knesset panel urges ‘deep change’ in unguided IDF-Foreign affairs and defense subcommittee finds flaws in army's streamlining Gideon Plan, cites lack of national security strategy-By Judah Ari Gross-September 25, 2017, 5:14 pm-TOI
Israel’s lack of a cohesive security strategy over the past five years led to some of the military’s failures in the 2014 Gaza war and continues to challenge the IDF today, a Knesset subcommittee responsible for the country’s overall defense outlook said in a damning report released Monday.The report focused on the IDF’s Gideon Plan, a five-year program that is poised to enter its second year and is meant to streamline the military and ensure its preparedness for the types of conflicts it is liable to confront in the near future.The subcommittee, which is under the Knesset’s powerful Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, looked into both the drafting of the Gideon Plan and its implementation.The report was prepared by the chairman of the subcommittee, Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah — a persistent critic of the current government’s security strategy — and by the chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Likud MK Avi Dichter, a former head of the Shin Bet security service, along with five other Knesset members from across the political spectrum.The subcommittee’s central criticism revolved around the fact that the military determined its own needs for the multi-year plan, rather than the political leadership dictating to the army what it needs to do.The report found this situation problematic both for hierarchical reasons and because the military is not necessarily best suited for determining its goals in practice.“Gideon was designed ‘from the bottom up,’ by the IDF and from within it: This is without a written national defense outlook that was approved and presented publicly,” the subcommittee wrote.A public, 30-page version of the report was released on Monday. A full, 54-page classified version, which includes additional information, was also presented to the relevant defense bodies, Dichter said.The report praised certain elements of the implementation of the Gideon Plan, including the military’s increased emphasis on exercises and training for conscripts and reservists. But it also found some areas that might be problematic in the future and need to be closely monitored.Shelah also noted that many aspects of the Gideon Plan have yet to be fully implemented and it is thus impossible to determine if they were successful.Generally, however, the report claimed that while the military has succeeded in crafting an impressive fighting force, it does not always prepare itself for the correct mission.“Over the years, the IDF built a high quality, strong and valuable response — but it does not always address the real need. A deep change is needed in the army, not only in its capabilities but also in its outlook, in order for it to be in line with its true missions,” the subcommittee wrote.In a statement, the IDF responded to the report saying that it received the full report and “a detailed response to its contents has already been sent.”The military said the “lessons of the report will be learned” and that it “praised every process of examination and oversight.”The subcommittee also noted other shortcomings in the Gideon Plan, notably that it does not include the “tectonic shift” that is Russia’s renewed presence in the region, as it was penned before Russian President Vladmir Putin deployed troops in Syria, Shelah said.“What can we do, what do we want, what are our options in a war” are all aspects of the plan that need to be revisited in light of Moscow’s return to the Middle East, the Yesh Atid MK added.The report called for the government to revisit the plan and change it if necessary, as well as to start the process of putting together thoughts for a plan to succeed Gideon, which ends in 2020.“The subcommittee calls for the [government] to immediately begin the process of designing, validation, and approval of a national defense outlook, from which the IDF’s implementation and operational outlook can be taken,” it wrote.“This process needs to be carried out with the prime minister and defense minister at the head of it,” the subcommittee said.Both Dichter and Shelah noted the importance in a democracy of presenting the public with information about the country’s large-scale security strategies.Shelah said that while some aspects of the country’s defense strategies needs to remain classified, “the defense strategy needs to be public.”Jewish Home MK Moti Yogev, who is a member of the subcommittee, did not sign off on the public report, but did on the classified report, as crucial information was left out of the former, which he said gave it a “political bent.”(Likud MK Yoav Kish also did not sign the public version of the document, but he was not present at the announcements of its publication and did not give his reason for not doing so.) Shelah said that more important than the fact that a potentially superior strategic plan may come of his subcommittee’s efforts is the ongoing dialogue between the military and political levels that was required in the writing of the report.To make his point, the Yesh Atid MK cited a quote from former US president and general Dwight Eisenhower that is often repeated by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot: “Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”Shelah praised the military for its openness and willingness to cooperate with the subcommittee and for readily providing it with all relevant information. “That doesn’t always happen,” he said.
Netanyahu convenes security cabinet to discuss Iran missile threat-At specially called meeting, prime minister also to brief members on diplomatic progress during his visit to Latin America and the United Nations-By TOI staff-September 24, 2017, 2:36 pm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called a special meeting of his security cabinet following Iran’s testing of a ballistic missile that can reach Israel over the weekend.The missile test, along with efforts to get world powers to cancel or fix the Iran nuclear deal, were the top priorities at the meeting, Israel Radio reported.Netanyahu also planned to brief the body on his meetings last week in New York during which he held discussions with US President Donald Trump and separately with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.During the gathering, scheduled for 4 p.m., the prime minister was also expected raise the subject of the Iranian military presence in Syria, the Ynet website reported.On Saturday, Iran said it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile, in defiance of warnings from Washington that it is ready to ditch the landmark nuclear deal over the issue.Previous Iranian missile launches have triggered US sanctions and accusations that they violate the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal.Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Saturday called the test a “provocation” to the United States and a threat to the entire free world.“The ballistic missile that was fired by Iran is not only a a provocation and a slap in the face for the United States and its allies — and an attempt to test them — but also further proof of the Iranian ambitions to become a world power and threaten countries in the Middle East and all the countries of the free world,” Liberman said in a statement.“Imagine what would happen if Iran would acquire nuclear weapons. That is what it is striving for. We cannot allow it to happen,” Liberman said.Last Monday, Netanyahu met with Trump, Netanyahu, focusing on the Iran nuclear deal and the Islamic Republic’s military expansion in the region.Israeli officials have raised their concerns over Iran extending its military influence into Syria –in particular to areas near the border with Israel — by way of its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah that has been fighting on behalf of the Syrian regime as it battles against an insurgency now in its sixth year.During his speech to the UN General Assembly last Tuesday, Netanyahu urged an end to the 2015 nuclear deal between world powers and Iran that saw the lifting of sanctions in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear program to prevent it producing weapons.He also brought it up in his meeting with Trump. After the meeting, the White House said in a statement that the two men had discussed efforts to counter “Iran’s malign influence” in the Middle East, as well as “optimism in the region” about Israeli-Palestinian peace.Trump has threatened to scrap and/or amend the agreement over the issue, saying that Iran’s missile program could give it the technical know-how for a delivery system for a nuclear warhead when a sunset clause in the deal expires in 2025.He is due to report to Congress on October 15 on whether he believes Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal. If he decides that it is not, it could open the way for renewed US sanctions and perhaps the collapse of the agreement. Trump said on Wednesday he had made his decision, but was not yet ready to reveal it.Trump and Netanyahu also spoke about the moribund peace process with the Palestinians, with Trump telling Netanyahu there was a “good chance” such an accord could happen.Netanyahu also held his first-ever public meeting with Sissi.The two leaders had “a comprehensive discussion about the problems of the region,” according to a readout provided by the Prime Minister’s Office. Sissi “expressed his desire to assist in efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians and the region,” it said.Finally, Netanyahu was expected to brief the security cabinet on his visit to Argentina, Mexico and Colombia, the first visit by an Israeli prime minister to Latin America.Agencies contributed to this report.
Police open probe into Nazi graffiti in Jerusalem-Swastikas, Nazi imperial eagle sprayed on walls of abandoned building in neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv-By TOI staff-September 24, 2017, 12:12 pm
Jerusalem police on Sunday opened an investigation into Nazi graffiti sprayed on an abandoned building in the city’s southeast, police said.Swastikas, the SS symbol, and an image recalling the Nazi Party’s symbol of an imperial eagle sitting atop a swastika, were spray-painted on the walls of the building, close to Adam Street in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood.A graffiti version of the Nazi imperial eagle sprayed on the wall of an abandoned building in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv, September 24, 2017 (Israel Police) In June, an Israeli man was arrested after he painted swastikas in a synagogue and on walls inside a nearby residential building in the central Jerusalem neighborhood of Nahlaot.Also in June, police arrested two Jewish teenagers on suspicion of daubing swastikas on two synagogues in the central town of Petah Tikva.
7 arrested for planning mob hit on Jerusalem resident-Police say criminal underworld suspects installed video camera to track movements of their intended target-By Stuart Winer-September 17, 2017, 5:58 pmTOI
Police on Sunday said they had arrested seven mob members who were planning to carry out a hit on a Jerusalem resident.The arrests came three weeks ago, but details were only now permitted for publication.The seven were from a group known as the “Jerusalem gang.” The suspects, including the alleged leader of the gang Yitzhak Bar-Moha, face charges of conspiracy to commit a crime.The arrests prevented “actual harm to human life, both the man whom the suspects acted against and to innocent passersby who could have been harmed,” the police statement said.Police believe the motive for the attack was a criminal underworld dispute with the intended target that dates back years. The intended victim was not named.The suspects, who come from Yavneh, Tel Aviv and the Beit Safafa neighborhood of Jerusalem, were arrested three weeks ago with their detention being periodically extended. On Sunday the gag order was lifted after they were brought to court, where prosecutors filed preliminary documents ahead of formal charges.The investigation began after an officer from the police central investigations unit noticed two suspects carrying a tool bag who hid behind some bushes at the entrance to a building in the south of the city where their intended target lives. A search of the location found a camera installed on a tree aimed at the gated entrance to the building’s parking lot.Two days later cops noticed the head of the gang surveying the building from his car while accompanied by a resident of Beit Safafa who owns a garage, police said. A few hours later the Beit Safafa resident arrived at the building with a bag and entered the car park. As soon as he came out the suspect was arrested by detectives and on the same evening the rest of those involved were arrested and brought in for questioning, the statement said.Police, concerned that an explosive device may have been planted in the car park, evacuated residents from the building and called in sappers to search the area, but no device was found.Among other things, the suspects installed the video camera and attempted to duplicate the remote control for the gate to the building’s parking lot.Police said that the chain of events and details uncovered during the investigation pointed to an attempted hit on a resident of the building that was prevented by the investigation.Last week police revealed that an undercover agent who was gunned down earlier this year in an apparent gangland murder had successfully infiltrated crime syndicates, foiled plans for a string of attacks and helped gather information that led to the arrest of dozens of suspected underworld criminals.Anton Roman, 43, was found dead in a field in the central Israeli city of Rehovot in June. His body bore signs of serious violence.
SEARCHERS DIG AS MEXICO CITY REOPENS JUST 1% OF SCHOOLS.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)
THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.
Evacuations from Bali volcano swell to about 50,000-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-September 25, 2017
BALI, Indonesia — Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption as dozens of tremors rattle the surrounding region, officials said Monday.Waskita Sutadewa, spokesman for the disaster mitigation agency in Bali, said people have scattered to all corners of the island and some have crossed to the neighbouring island of Lombok.Indonesian authorities raised the volcano's alert status to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity. It last erupted in 1963, killing about 1,100 people.Thousands of evacuees are living in temporary shelters, sports centres , village halls and with relatives or friends. Some return to the danger zone, which extends up to 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) from the crater, during the day to tend to livestock.Officials have said there's no immediate threat to tourists, but some are already cutting short their stays in Bali. A significant eruption would force the closure of Bali's international airport, stranding thousands."It's obviously an awful thing. We want to get out of here just to be safe," said an Australian woman at Bali's airport who identified herself as Miriam.National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said hundreds of thousands of face masks will be distributed in Bali as part of government humanitarian assistance that includes thousands of mattresses and blankets."The chances of an eruption are very high, but we cannot be sure when it will erupt," he said at a news conference in the capital, Jakarta.He said not everyone had left the danger zone because they didn't want to leave livestock, were underestimating the risk or because of religious reasons."Officers continue to sweep the area and are appealing for people to evacuate," he said.In 1963, the 3,031-meter (9,944-foot) Agung hurled ash as high as 20 kilometres (12 miles), according to volcanologists, and remained active for about a year. Lava travelled 7.5 kilometres (4.7 miles) and ash reached Jakarta, about 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) away.The mountain, 72 kilometres (45 miles) to the northeast of the tourist hotspot of Kuta, is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia.The country of thousands of islands is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.___Associated Press writers Niniek Karmini and Ali Kotarumalos in Jakarta contributed to this report.Firdia Lisnawati, The Associated Press.
Mexico quake leaves country's historic churches battered-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-September 24, 2017
MEXICO CITY — Our Lady of Angels Church has survived several major earthquakes, but Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 shake proved to be the final death knell for the Mexico City building's historic cupola.Violent cracks crisscrossed the dome, and stone from the roof continued to fall onto the church's wooden pews. On Sunday evening, the cupola split and half crashed to the floor."Each earthquake has left its mark," said Marco Antonio Fuentes, part of the church's ministry. "This one seems to be the straw that will break the camel's back."According to the Archdiocese of Mexico, more than 150 religious temples in this deeply Roman Catholic country were damaged by Tuesday's deadly quake. Statues of saints have been left maimed, missing hands and feet. Once towering, celestial church naves now open to the sky. Dust from fallen stone and concrete cover altars.Many of the battered churches are in the state of Puebla, where the quake's epicenter was located. There in the city of Atzala, a child's baptism turned into tragedy when the roof of a church collapsed, killing 11 family members inside, including the 2-month-old girl being christened.On the first Sunday since the earthquake, priests no longer able to say Mass inside collapsing churches instead held services outside paying homage to victims and survivors."Our religion is more than a building," Colin Noguez, the priest at Our Lady of Angels, told parishioners inside a tent with a table holding a cross and candles from the building.Many of the collapsed buildings where rescuers have been searching for survivors held offices and apartments, places where people worked and lived. The damage to churches hit a different chord — striking places that in many Mexican cities serve as pillars of strength in times of distress."It's our mother," Azalia Ramirez, 60, said of Our Lady of Angels, which sits in a working class neighbourhood . "We come here looking for communion, peace and tranquility."Our Lady of Angels is believed to be the most heavily damaged church in Mexico City, while the severity of destruction to religious structures is largely concentrated in Puebla.In Atzala, a town of 1,200 people, little remains of the golden yellow church with a red roof where the 11 people died. The interior where worshippers once prayed from pews is now a mess of twisted metal and fallen stone leading to an altar where the word "merciful" now hangs at a slant."Everything happened in the blink of an eye," said Sergio Montiel, the church's sexton.As the Santiago de Apostol church shifted to recovery mode, a planned wedding instead took place outside under a beige tent with mariachi players standing nearby. The bride and groom exchanged rings and a kiss before being showered with rice and confetti just feet from the destruction."I'm very sad for the church," said Aremy Sanchez, the bride. "But we must go on."At Mass in Puebla and elsewhere, priests urged parishioners to use the painful moment as a time of reflection. Damaged churches held mass in plazas and auditoriums. In San Francisco Xochiteopan, clergy members moved broken statues of saints into a gym and proceeded with a service. At the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a national shrine in Mexico City, Cardinal Norberto Rivera asked God to deliver peace."It pains us to see our city hurt, so many hopes lost," he said, speaking before a giant Mexican flag. "For that reason, we come to you, consoler of the afflicted."The origin of Our Lady of Angels dates back 433 years, when a painting of the Virgin Mary transported by a Spanish ship was found to have been damaged by water during the journey. A painter in the city's then-predominantly indigenous community was commissioned to create a replica.The replica, cracked and with progressively fading paint, has stood at the altar from the time the church was little more than a small hut to its present-day construction, built in the 19th century. The Virgin Mary painting has withstood seven floods and more earthquakes than parishioners can remember."I say Our Lady of Angels holds the miracle of perseverance," said Adela Corona, a member of the ministry.Engineers told the church's leaders that the cupola has a 60 per cent to 70 per cent chance of collapsing. It contains stained glass brought from Germany depicting singing archangels. Projecting above the roof, the cupola is meant to symbolize how the church brings those inside closer to God."It is an important part of our historical heritage," Fuentes said as the sound of small bits of the dome falling onto the floor echoed in the church. "Our idea is to save it."But just hours later, half the cupola came crashing down. No one was inside and the painting of the Virgin Mary, protected by a glass case, appeared unscathed."Hijole," Fuentes said after the dome fell, using a popular Spanish word to express astonishment. "There's sadness, surprise and fear for those who live here."But, he added, the Virgin Mary painting's survival is what mattered: "She's the boss here."___Associated Press photographer Natacha Pisarenko in San Francisco Xochiteopan contributed to this report.Christine Armario And Dario Lopez-Mills, The Associated Press.
Searchers dig as Mexico City reopens just 1% of schools-[Associated Press]-MARIA VERZA-YAHOONEWS-September 25, 2017
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Search teams were still digging in dangerous piles of rubble Monday, hoping against the odds to find survivors at collapsed buildings in Mexico City, where the death toll from the Sept. 19 earthquake rose to 186, and 324 nationwide.Officials said they had cleared only 103 of Mexico City's nearly 9,000 schools to reopen Monday.The need to inspect 98 percent of the capital's public and private schools nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake was a stark indicator of just how long the path back to normalcy will be.Federal Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno said it could take a couple more weeks to inspect all of the schools, and the government will announce each day which schools have been cleared to resume classes. For schools found to have structural damage, students could be put in temporary classrooms."For the safety of the boys, the girls, the teachers and for the peace of mind, of course, of all the fathers and all the mothers, all schools will be inspected," Nuno said.Rescue operations aimed at finding living survivors remained active in at least three sites in Mexico City — two apartment buildings and an office building — but hope dimmed every time rescuers had to retreat due to instability of debris. But no one has been found alive since Wednesday, when a woman was pulled from debris.As darkness fell Sunday, prayers were held by families who have been gathered near the collapsed office hoping missing relatives will be found. A crowd of onlookers watching swelled, and so did the number of volunteer workers. Teachers at one corner tried to entertain children of some of the waiting families. There also appeared to be more people offering psychological support.Hugo Luna, whose cousin Erika Gabriela Albarran was believed trapped in the fallen building, complained that officials had not immediately informed families when two bodies were removed Saturday night. "There is a lot of distrust of authorities," he said.His aunt, who was also inside the building when the quake hit but escaped, is traumatized, he said."Nothing happened to her, but now she has panic attacks," Luna said. "You open the door, she hears a noise and she gets scared."For the family of Adrian Moreno, a missing 26-year-old human resources worker at an accounting firm, the emotional roller coaster is getting to be too much. Moreno's mother had a look of anguish and largely stopped being able to speak. His boyfriend, Dario Hernandez, also looked lost, his gaze tear-stained and unfocused."Just hearing the earthquake alarm was horrible," Hernandez said of a siren that rang during a 6.1 quake Saturday morning that was an aftershock of an even bigger temblor that struck in southern Mexico on Sept. 7.Looking at the huge pile of rubble, Hernandez started to comment. "Something moves and ...," he said, his voice trailing away at the unspeakable thought that the whole pile could suddenly collapse."There is a lot of nervousness, a lot of desperation," he finally said. "... This is the worst thing I have ever seen in my life, the worst."A total of 38 buildings in the Mexican capital — mostly apartment blocks or office buildings — collapsed in Tuesday's earthquake.The first days saw a dramatic scramble with picks, shovels and bare hands to reach survivors, and well over 100 were saved.Thousands of people are homeless because their houses or apartment buildings, while still standing, are too dangerous.Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said about 9,000 damaged properties had been examined so far and more than 8,000 were deemed safe, needing only minor repairs.Mancera told the Televisa network that about 700 were going to need some repairs but would be habitable again. About 300 either needed major structural reinforcement or would have to be demolished.One by one, the searches have closed down in recent days, after sniffer dogs were sent in and didn't find life and thermal imaging devices turned up no body heat signatures. Heavy machinery moved in to begin removing the mountains of debris. Empty lots began to appear where just days ago a building stood.At one of the collapsed apartment buildings still being searched, members of a Japanese search and rescue team pulled a small white dog from the rubble alive Sunday, cradling and petting it as they brought it down.The dog's rescue gave hope to residents and neighbors of the building who successfully got an injunction from a judge Saturday night requiring the rescue operation continue for at least five more days.Isaac Garcia, spokesman for the neighbors, said the injunction was a precautionary measure to make sure the search continues at the site wrecked by Tuesday's earthquake.He said residents and neighbors had maintained a good relationship with the navy and civil defense authorities running the search operation at the site. But, Garcia said, "We wanted to make sure that we had something based in law to protect us."Back at the collapsed office building, volunteer rescue worker Johny Yebra said the smell of death was now heavy directly atop the rubble heap, and by Sunday afternoon occasional gusts of wind were blowing it outside the immediate search site."All of us are doing the most we can," Yebra said.___Associated Press writers Peter Orsi and Christopher Sherman contributed to this report.
DRUG PUSHERS AND ADDICTS
1 PET 5:8
8 Be sober,(NOT DRUGED UP OR ALCOHOLICED) be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (DRUGS) were all nations deceived.
21 Neither repented they of their murders,(KILLING) nor of their sorceries (DRUG ADDICTS AND DRUG PUSHERS), nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE OR PROSTITUTION FOR MONEY) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)
OH SURPRISE-SURPRISE.BRAINS ARE FRYED BY DRUGS.
Health Canada to launch new campaign warning youth about risks of cannabis use-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-September 24, 2017
Health Canada is planning to launch a new awareness campaign aimed at warning minors and young adults about the risks of using cannabis in the lead up to the drug becoming legal.A public tender indicates Ottawa is looking for a contractor with creative talent to host a series of events across the country to bring together young people to talk about the risks of smoking marijuana.Under the proposed Cannabis Act or B-C45, possession and consumption of recreational pot will become legal in Canada on July 1, 2018. The federal government has set the minimum legal age at 18, but provinces can decide to increase the age restriction, as some health officials recommend.Along with its plan to legalize pot, the federal government has committed to introducing new measures to keep cannabis out of the hands of minors and set aside $9.6 million in this year's budget for public education about the risks of cannabis use with a focus on young people."Canadians need to be educated about the use of cannabis in order to mitigate its potential risks and harms. They generally view cannabis use as socially acceptable, but are ill-informed about the health and safety risks; this is especially true for youth," the tender reads."To get ready for and to support the new system, public awareness and education are critical to ensuring that Canadians, especially youth, are well-informed about the health and safety risks of cannabis use and about current laws."A spokesperson from Health Canada declined to comment, saying the public tender has not yet closed.Target audiences 13-17, 18-24-The campaign's messaging will target teens aged 13-17 and young adults 18-24, as well as their parents and teachers.It will focus on driving home messages such as, "like alcohol, cannabis is not without risks," and "the younger cannabis use starts and the more it is used, the higher the health risks"Meanwhile, parents and older adults will be encouraged to talk to teens about cannabis use.Concerts could be venues to talk about pot-The document outlines how Health Canada is asking for two educational campaigns — one aimed at minors, the other young adults.The marketing will be done through a series of events, like concerts, to be hosted across the country, where information about the health and safety risks will be delivered to youth. According to the tender, it will be up to the contractor to book venues and find ways to entice young people to attend, possibly through social media or contests.Events would run from December until March 2019.Youth at higher risk of harm from cannabis, says research-Dr. Amy Porath, of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction, says cannabis remains the drug of choice for Canadians aged 15-24 and young people in Canada have some of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world.In a presentation to the federal government's health committee on the Cannabis Act, Porath, the centre's director of research and policy, called for a comprehensive public education campaign for young people before the recreational use of cannabis is legalized.She also said teens face greater health risks from ingesting cannabis than adults because of their brains are still developing.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Analysis-Merkel's win heralds uncertain time By Siobhan Dowling-sep 25,17-euobserver
Berlin, Today, 12:47-Angela Merkel's election on Sunday (24 September) for a fourth term might open her most difficult period yet as chancellor, while limiting her room for manoeuver in talks on EU reform.She will have to muster all her powers of diplomacy to keep a fractious multi-party coalition in line, whilst facing sniping from a eurosceptic right-wing populist faction in parliament, as well as jockeying within her party by those vying to replace her.All of that at a time when Germany faces many challenges both in Europe and on the global stage.That inherent instability may limit her room for manoeuvre, particularly when it comes to meaningful eurozone reform.Her party, the Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), may have been the strongest on the night, but they suffered substantial losses - down to 33 percent from 41.5 percent in 2013.It is clear that Merkel's centrist policies and the refugee crisis alienated many of her party's conservative supporters, with one million CDU voters switching to the right-wing, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which also mobilised 1.5 million non-voters and poached support from the other parties too.-Worst since WW2-One of the poached parties was her coalition partner, the Social Democrats (SPD), who received a historic drubbing - scoring just 20.5 percent - their worst election since World War 2.Almost immediately after the first exit poll at 6pm the party's leader, former European Parliament president Martin Schulz, declared the SPD was going into opposition, saying that the "grand coalition" (between CDU/CSU and SPD) had been voted out.That leaves Merkel with just one option for a majority government - forging an awkward alliance with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the environmentalist Greens - dubbed the "Jamaica Coalition" because of the party colours.Ostensibly, that could prove difficult, with the smaller parties showing plenty of animosity towards each other during the campaign. But the noises on election night looked positive, and both parties emphasised their intentions to act responsibly.The fact that both smaller parties did relatively well should also embolden them to enter into a government with the slightly diminished Christian Democrats.During the traditional TV round-table of party leaders on election night, FDP leader Christian Lindner told his Green counterpart, Katrin Göring-Eckardt, that his party had "no problem" with environmentalism and fully supported the implementation of the Paris Climate Accords.Furthermore, both parties' clientele, the higher-earning middle classes, favour issues like digitisation, education and the modernisation of infrastructure - albeit with different priorities.And while there's never been a federal Jamaica coalition, such an alliance is currently in power in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein and also recently governed the small state of Saarland.Nevertheless, differences persist, particularly when it comes to the eurozone.-Eurozone differences-The Greens are in favour of further EU integration and they want to see the European Stability Mechanism turned into a European Monetary Fund, supervised by the EU parliament.The FDP, which has suggested Greece leave the eurozone, wants to see the ESM diminished and eventually shut down, while advocating for the establishment of mechanisms to exit the eurozone and to manage sovereign restructuring.On election night, Lindner made it clear that he would not back extensive eurozone reform, particularly a eurozone budget or anything that smacked of fiscal transfers within the currency bloc."Providing money for French state spending or to compensate for Silvio Berlusconi's mistakes is inconceivable for us and will be a red line," Lindner said.As such, the hopes in Brussels and Paris of a new Berlin government falling in line with French president Emmanuel Macron's visions for a deep eurozone reform, including a eurozone finance minister and budget, could be dashed.Nevertheless, the FDP influence will likely be balanced out by the pro-European Greens, argues Carsten Nickel of Teneo Intelligence, a political risk firm."I don't agree with those who paint this as the beginning of massive new problems for Greece or the end of those plans for a eurozone built up with France," he told EUobserver, adding: "Nothing more than an incremental reform project at the European level was on offer anyway, regardless of the coalition."If the parties can hammer out a coalition deal, the tone of Berlin's future government in Europe could very much depend on who fills the important finance ministry post.-Coveted finance minister-Merkel had made it clear before the election that she favoured keeping veteran politician, 75-year-old Wolfgang Schaeuble, in the job. But with three parties, or four if the CSU is counted, in the mix, there could be difficulties holding on to this most important ministry, which the FDP had already said it coveted.It could take months before any new ministers are appointed, with tough negotiations required before the parties can hammer out a coalition agreement.It must not be forgotten that Germany is in constant election mode, with the important state of Lower Saxony going to the polls on 15 October. Merkel said on Sunday (24 September) that coalition talks are unlikely to start in earnest before then.Furthermore, the CSU, which had a deeply disappointing night, is likely to play hardball since it is facing difficult state elections in Bavaria next year. The Bavarian premier, Horst Seehofer, who had been a thorn in Merkel's side over the refugee crisis, on Sunday said it was time to shore up the "right flank."That could make the CSU the toughest nut to crack in the federal coalition talks, particularly when it comes to an alliance with the Greens.On Monday, the former Bavarian premier, Guenther Backstein, said the CSU and the Greens were "like fire and water." Furthermore, FDP vice-chair Wolfgang Kubicki has said that talks on a Jamaica coalition will "not be a sure-fire success."The election also showed that Germany is not immune to the right-wing populism that has affected many European countries, although the AfD score of 12.6 percent was modest compared to other European populist parties, such as the French National Front or the Freedom Party in Austria.Some 87 percent of voters rejected the avowedly anti-refugee populists after the country took in almost one million refugees in 2015 and is still facing the challenges of integrating them.However, the result is still a shock for many Germans to have a party that includes Holocaust deniers, racists and Islamophobes, enter parliament - the first right-wing party to do so in over 50 years.Even though the AfD won't play a role government, it will have a platform and official resources at its disposal. In fact, one reason the SPD said it would not revive the grand coalition was to prevent the AfD being the main opposition party.In the former East German states, the AfD emerged as the second largest political force. And, in its stronghold of Saxony, it is now the biggest party. That points to deep divisions in the country almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.It is worrying that "you are losing out on large chunks of the population, who do not feel represented, either in economic terms nor in cultural terms," said Nickel of Teneo Intelligence."The centre will have to put in a bigger effort here to come up with answers that speak beyond the liberal centrist consensus."
Analysis-Merkel-Macron: An EU motor in the making By Eric Maurice-sep 25,17-euobserver
BRUSSELS, 23. Sep, 08:53-Sunday's (24 September) elections in Germany are expected to restart the Franco-German EU motor after years of dysfunction and crises.Coming four months after Emmanuel Macron became French president, chancellor Angela Merkel's likely new mandate will clear the way for joint initiatives, from a deepening of the eurozone to more defence cooperation."Both sides are eager to work together," Pierre Vimont, a former French and EU diplomat who now works for the Carnegie Europe think tank in Brussels, told EUobserver.He said that ever since Macron was elected in May, the French leader had been "very active", both on the domestic front, with an ongoing reform of France's labour market, and on the EU scene, with new ideas on Europe's future.But "there was a clear understanding in Paris and Berlin that the other face of the coin, the German elections, and the possible reelection of Merkel, needed to take place before we can move into more action," Vimont said.Macron's election has already created "a more positive spirit in the EU", according to a diplomat from one member state."There are more concrete ideas on the future of the EU," the diplomat, who works close to an EU leader, told EUobserver.The source noted that French and German ideas on the EU were "moving closer", but that "both sides will have to make compromises".Macron will present "concrete proposals" for EU reforms on Tuesday (26 September) in the wake of the German vote, amid French hopes that these would become part of the discussions on a new coalition government and its programme in Germany.The French leader, in a series of recent speeches, gave some indications of what he wanted for the eurozone.-Same concepts, different ideas-"The ideas put forward by Emmanuel Macron may not be exactly the same as the ones we have heard in Berlin," Vimont noted."Under the same concept, you may have quite different content and substantial differences," he said.For instance, Vimont pointed out, France was pushing for a eurozone bank that could be used to increase investments, while Germany would prefer a bank that dealt mainly with fiscal imbalances in eurozone countries."When the French speak of a eurozone finance minister, [German finance minister Wolfgang] Schaeuble speaks more about a European treasury, which would more or less to do surveillance of the eurozone and would take over many of the prerogatives of the European Commission," Vimont added, referring to Commission monitoring of debt and deficit levels."This doesn't mean we may be facing confrontation," he said."It means, as we have quite often seen in past, that both countries need progressively to adjust their thinking about this and to find common ground," he said.Yann-Sven Rittelmeyer, from the European Policy Centre (EPC), anoother think-tank in Brussels, said: "From a German point of view, it is difficult to accept proposals as they are. Germans need to see the French make an effort [to move closer to Germany's economic model]".-Common objectives-Vimont and Rittelmeyer said "Macron knows Germany's red lines" and that both sides knew that "it [the new EU programme] has to be a compromise.""Macron is aware that he needs Germany and Germany is aware it has to work with France, and that France has to continue changing," Rittelmeyer said.He warned that focusing on the eurozone could be "dangerous", however.Rittelmeyer said that German "enthusiasm" for Macron had "cooled" in the months that followed the initial euphoria over his defeat of Marine Le Pen, a far-right adversary."The Germans have realised what Macron wants, and they have a defensive reflex," Rittelmeyer said. "They see that it [Macron's vision] will require efforts [to change] by Germany, are they are not all ready to make those efforts.""The risk is that … France gives the momentum and then Germany goes on the defensive, but doesn't really say what it expects from France," he added.For Rittelmeyer, Macron and Merkel need to find a common objective that goes beyond eurozone reform.But they would have to take each other's differences into account, as well as those of other member states, in any broader plan.-Crucial times-In EU history, "incentives and first ideas usually come from these two countries, but then they have to be supported by the others and they need to create coalitions of the willing," Vimont said.He said that some of the more recent EU members, in central and eastern Europe, were worried that France and Germany would leave them in the EU sidelines after the UK, which used to keep the Franco-German bloc in check, departed the Union.Vimont said: "Germany understands these concerns and is eager to keep the door open as much as possible."But he said that France had always had "a tradition with lots of ideas about a core or a two-tier Europe".Macron himself recently revived the idea of a multi-speed EU.The French leader, a young newcomer, has a different agenda to the German chancellor, who is seeking a fourth and possibly final mandate.Macron wants to use EU reforms to establish himself as a statesman, while Merkel is thinking of her European legacy.But Vimont said "they know that the times we are living through are crucial for the future of Europe"."They need to find an understanding," he said.
Vatican denounces ousted auditor who says he was forced out-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-September 24, 2017
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Sunday revealed the reason behind the hasty departure of its auditor general, accusing him of having illegally hired a firm to spy on the private lives of Vatican personnel.The Vatican made the revelation after Libero Milone broke three months of silence to declare that he resigned under threat of arrest for what he said were trumped-up charges.Milone told reporters Saturday that he was told on June 19 that Pope Francis had lost confidence in him. He said he was subsequently subject to an "aggressive" interrogation by Vatican police who seized material from his office and told him to resign or face arrest."They wanted me to confess to something. I don't know what, because I acted within the confines of the statute," he told Sky TG24 and other media.In a statement, the Vatican admitted that Libero Milone resigned in June after Vatican investigators determined his office had "illegally hired an outside company to conduct investigations into the private lives of Holy See personnel."The Vatican said Milone had exceeded his mandate, freely tendered his resignation and was treated with full respect by investigators. It said it was "surprised and saddened" that Milone had violated the terms of his departure, which had called for confidentiality.Milone's resignation had raised eyebrows because he was only two years into a five-year term, and had been seen as a key part of Francis' efforts to reform the Vatican's finances. Along with Cardinal George Pell, he was tasked with overseeing the Holy See's budgets and making sense of the finances of the Vatican's various departments.Pell recently returned to his native Australia to face trial on historic sex abuse allegations, which he denies. His secretariat for the economy, which includes Milone's office, is being run by underlings for now. Milone said he didn't exclude a connection between his removal and Pell's departure, suggesting that the Vatican's "old guard" was trying to stymie their reforms.Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press.
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)
EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18
OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)
UN council to discuss report calling on Canada to address anti-black racism-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-September 25, 2017
NEW YORK — The UN Human Rights Council is set to discuss a report on issues affecting African-Canadians that makes recommendations to the federal government, including that it apologize for slavery and consider providing reparations for historical injustices.A UN working group will submit its final report on the human rights situation of people of African descent in Canada to the council Monday based on its consultations with government officials and interest groups during an October 2016 mission to Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax and Montreal.Some report findings released in August raised deep concerns about Canada's legacy of anti-black racism, which traces its origins to slavery in the 16th century and reverberates into the present day."History informs anti-black racism and racial stereotypes that are so deeply entrenched in institutions, policies and practices, that its institutional and systemic forms are either functionally normalized or rendered invisible, especially to the dominant group," the UN officials wrote."This contemporary form of racism replicates the historical ... conditions and effects of spatial segregation, economic disadvantage and social exclusion."Slavery was abolished in the British colonies in the 1830s.The working group laid out dozens of recommendations to redress past and present wrongs affecting African-Canadians, the first among which calls on the Canadian government to apologize for slavery and consider issuing reparations."It is important to underline that the experience of African Canadians is unique because of the particular history of anti-black racism in Canada," the report said. "(The government of Canada should) take concrete steps to preserve the history of enslavement and the political, social and economic contributions of African Canadians by establishing monuments in their honour." The report draws a through-line between Canada's history of racial segregation to the structural racism that "lies at the core" of many Canadian institutions today, manifesting itself in the form of poverty, health problems, low educational attainment, higher rates of unemployment and overrepresentation if African-Canadians in the criminal justice system.This history is particularly poignant in Nova Scotia, where over the course of generations, African-Nova Scotian have demonstrated "resistance and resilience" to develop a distinct culture, the report said.In Halifax, the community of Africville thrived despite "the harshest opposition," the report said, and most of its residents were landowners.The working group said city officials employed "deplorable tactics" to displace Africville's black residents when the neighbourhood was razed in the late 1960s, marking a "dark period" in Nova Scotian history.The city offered a formal apology in 2010 and allocated $3 million to build a museum on the site, which members of the working group welcomed as a recognition of its significance to the African-Nova Scotian community.Socioeconomic conditions in African-Nova Scotian communities remain "deplorable," they said, and the provincial government is falling short in its efforts to establish land titles for the descendants of the black loyalists.The authors appealed to the federal government to provide financial support to help claimants cover the costs involved in resolving land disputes, centuries after their ancestors were denied title to the rocky plots where they settled.The report also suggested that Ottawa work with provincial and municipal authorities to develop legislation regarding what it called "environmental racism" — the risks created by environmental hazards like landfills, waste dumps and pollutants that are disproportionately situated near black communities.The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is expect to address the UN report on Monday.At the national level, the working group said the Canadian government should develop a strategy to address anti-black racism in the criminal justice system.Between 2005 and 2015, the number of black inmates in federal prisons rose by more than 71 per cent, the report said.The authors were troubled by statistics suggesting that black people are "extraordinarily overrepresented" when it comes police use of lethal force, and noted that the lack of race-based data about these incidents makes its difficult to assess the scope of the problem.Racial profiling is "endemic" in strategies used by Canadian law enforcement, the working group said, and called for practices they said disproportionately affect black Canadians — such as street checks and solitary confinement — to be abolished.The report recommended the creation of a federal department of African-Canadian affairs and create special measures to compensate for the impacts of discrimination, such as targeted hiring policies similar to those for Indigenous Peoples.It said existing federal anti-discrimination legislation relies on terms such as "visible minority" that obscure the degrees of disparity faced by different ethnic groups and fails to fully account for the specific human rights concerns of African-Canadians.The working group encouraged federal lawmakers to legally recognize African-Canadians as a distinct group "who have made and continue to make profound economic, political, social, cultural and spiritual contributions to Canadian society."The Canadian Press.
North Korea accuses U.S. of declaring war, says can take countermeasures-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-September 25, 2017
(Reuters) - North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. strategic bombers even if they are not in the country's air space."The whole world should clearly remember it was the U.S. who first declared war on our country," Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York."Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make countermeasures, including the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country."Ri, who made the remarks before leaving New York where he had attended last week's U.N. General Assembly, made the statement then returned from his car to the press microphones to add: "In light of the declaration of war by Trump, all options will be on the operations table of the supreme leadership of the DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea)."His words echoed warnings from the Trump administration that all options were on the table in dealing with North Korea's nuclear and missile development and its threats to have a weapon capable of reaching the continental United States.On Saturday, Ri told the U.N. General Assembly that targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable after "Mr Evil President" Trump called Pyongyang's leader a "rocket man" on a suicide mission."Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!" Trump said on Twitter late on Saturday.North Korea has pursued its missile and nuclear programs in defiance of international condemnation and sanctions.(Reporting by Michelle Nichols in New York; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by David Brunnstrom and Grant McCool)
Myanmar officials: Insurgents killed 45 Hindu villagers-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-September 25, 2017
YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar officials said Monday they have discovered at least 45 slain Hindus in three mass graves in the Southeast Asian country's conflict-torn northern Rakhine state. The government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings.Two of the graves were found Sunday and contained the bodies of 20 females and eight males, Border Guard Police Maj. Zayar Nyein said. The government's Information Committee said on its Facebook page that all eight males were boys, including six who were under 10 years old.It said another mass grave was discovered 200 metres (200 yards) away on Monday that contained the bodies of 17 more Hindu villagers.Police blame the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army insurgent group, or ARSA. Security forces say the bodies are among about 100 Hindus missing since ARSA attacked at least 30 police outposts Aug. 25.There was no immediate way to independently verify the government's assertions.A government crackdown that followed the attacks left more than 200 Rohingya Muslim villages burned and sent at least 420,000 Rohingya fleeing into Bangladesh. The government has said most of the hundreds of people who were killed were insurgents.The Information Committee said the bodies were found in Yebawkya village of Maungdaw township, which was hardest hit by the violence.It said a Hindu man who lived in the village and has since fled to Bangladesh told a local leader that ARSA insurgents took about 100 Hindus from the village and killed all of them except for eight women who were forced to convert to Islam and brought to Bangladesh.The committee said nearby residents searched and found the pits holding the bodies in the northwest part of the village.The Associated Press.
Kurdish independence referendum turnout 76 percent one hour before closing of station-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-September 25, 2017
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Turnout in Iraqi Kurdistan's independence referendum reached 76 percent at 5:00 p.m. (1400 GMT), one hour before the time set initially for polling stations to close, Erbil-based Rudaw TV said, citing the higher referendum commission.Polling stations were supposed to close at 6:00 p.m but voting was still underway in several towns and cities of the Kurdish-held areas in northern Iraq where people were queuing, according to Rudaw.(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Catherine Evans)
Russian air strikes in Syria's Idlib kill 27 civilians: monitor-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-September 25, 2017
Beirut (AFP) - Russian air strikes on northwest Syria's mainly jihadist-controlled province of Idlib on Monday killed at least 27 civilians, a Britain-based monitor said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was the highest civilian death toll in Idlib since the region was designated in May as one of Syria's "de-escalation" zones under an accord between regime allies Russia and Iran, and rebel backer Turkey."The air raids struck several locations and villages in the Jisr al-Shughur area of the province bordering Turkey, leaving 27 dead among civilians, 10 of them children," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.After several months of calm, Idlib province has for the past two weeks been the target of heavy air strikes by the regime and its Russian allies, following a jihadist assault in neighbouring Hama province also covered by the de-escalation accord for Syria's war that has cost more than 330,000 lives since 2011.
Palestinian PM to visit Gaza for reconciliation efforts-[AFP]-Shatha Yaish with Adel Zaanoun in Gaza City-YAHOONEWS-September 25, 2017
Jerusalem (AFP) - Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah will travel to Gaza on October 2 as part of a fresh push to end a decade-long split between Fatah and Hamas, which runs the enclave, his government said Monday.The visit follows concessions by Islamist group Hamas after discussions with Egypt, which has urged it to take steps towards reconciliation with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah, based in the occupied West Bank.Fatah and Hamas have been divided for more than a decade, with separate administrations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip."Prime minister Rami Hamdallah has decided after consulting with president Mahmud Abbas that the government will hold its weekly meeting in Gaza next week," government spokesman Yusuf Al Mahmoud said in a statement published by official Palestinian news agency WAFA."Hamdallah and members of the government will arrive in Gaza next Monday to start taking over government responsibilities after Hamas announced its agreement to dissolve the administrative committee and enable the government to assume its full responsibilities."Hamdallah, who is not believed to have travelled to Gaza since 2015, also wrote about the visit on his Facebook page."I am heading to the beloved Gaza Strip next Monday with the government and all bodies, authorities and security services," he wrote."We hope all parties and all Palestinians will focus on the national interest to enable the government to continue carrying out all of its functions in a way which serves the Palestinian citizens first."Hamas said a week ago that it had agreed to steps towards resolving the split with Abbas's Fatah, announcing it would dissolve a body seen as a rival government -- known as the administrative committee -- and was ready to hold elections.The statement came after Hamas leaders held talks with Egyptian officials and with the Gaza Strip facing a mounting humanitarian crisis.The UN envoy for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, urged the two factions not to "miss this last opportunity to bring unity"."Everybody recognises that the situation in which Gaza's humanitarian problems risk exploding is extremely dangerous for everyone," he said on a visit to Gaza on Monday."If we miss this opportunity, I don't think another opportunity will come anytime soon."- Egyptian pressure -It remains unclear whether the steps will result in further concrete action towards ending the deep division with Fatah.Hamas for now continues to run a de facto separate administration in Gaza and is in charge of the security forces in the enclave.Previous attempts to resolve the split have repeatedly failed. The last attempt at forging a unity government fell apart in 2015, with the two sides exchanging blame.Both Hamas and Fatah are signalling caution.On Monday, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum said "we welcome the arrival of the government of consensus to the Gaza Strip, but it must reassure the Palestinian street through practical steps".Ahmed Majdalani, a senior figure in the Fatah-dominated Palestine Liberation Organisation, said Egyptian officials will also travel to Gaza to monitor how the government assumes its duties there.Hamas has run Gaza since 2007, having seized it in a near civil war from Fatah following a dispute over parliamentary elections won by the Islamist movement the previous year.It formed the administrative committee in March, and since then Abbas has sought to put further pressure on the Islamist movement, reducing electricity payments for the Gaza Strip and cutting salaries for public employees.The West Bank and Gaza have not participated in an election together since 2006.Abbas, whose term was meant to end in 2009, has remained in office with no election held.The Gaza Strip has meanwhile faced deteriorating humanitarian conditions, including a severe electricity crisis and a lack of clean water.The coastal enclave of some two million people also has one of the world's highest unemployment rates and has seen three wars with Israel since 2008.It has been under an Israeli blockade for around a decade, while its border with Egypt has also remained largely closed in recent years.Facing those conditions, Hamas has turned to Egypt for assistance, particularly for fuel to produce power and with hopes of opening the border -- and has faced pressure to take steps toward Palestinian reconciliation in return.
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-September 25, 2017
Abu Dhabi (AFP) - The United Arab Emirates on Monday announced plans to open a nuclear power plant next year, in what would be a first for the emirate and the Arab Gulf region.The $20-billion Barakah plant west of Abu Dhabi is being constructed by a consortium led by Korea Electric Power Corp."We have reached the advanced stages," UAE Energy Minister Suhail Mohammed al-Mazrouei said.Mazrouei said the first of four UAE nuclear reactors was 96 percent complete and would "definitely" start up next year after delays following safety checks.He gave no exact date.When fully operational, the four reactors will produce 5,600 megawatts of electricity.Mazrouei said that "clean" energy was slated to make up 27 percent of the UAE's energy sources by 2021.The oil-rich UAE aims to continue diversifying toward its goal of 50-percent clean energy by 2050.Mazrouei announced that Abu Dhabi would soon host another first of its kind for the Gulf region: the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century.The three-day conference starting October 30 would be organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency and discuss challenges related to nuclear power as well as innovations and technological advances.Representatives from around 150 countries are expected to attend.