Thursday, March 29, 2012
ZECHARIAH 12:1-5 King James Bible
1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about,(ARAB/MUSLIM NATIONS)when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces,(DESTROYED BY NUKES) though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.(WORLD ARMIES NUKED)
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, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
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)
4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.
5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.
2 I will also gather all nations,(WORLDS ARMIES) and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people (ISRAEL) and for my heritage Israel,(JERUSALEM) whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.(WW3 STARTS BECAUSE JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED AND ISRAELIS UPROOTED FROM THEIR GOD GIVIN LAND)
WHATS THE RESULT OF THESE WARS.GOD GIVES ISRAEL ALL ITS PROMISED LAND,HE PROMISED THEM FOREVER AND JERUSALEM NOT ONLY BECOMES ISRAELS CAPITAL BUT THE WORLD CAPITAL.
5 Even unto them (ISRAELIS) will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name,(ISRAEL) that shall not be cut off.
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 THEIR PORTION OF LAND IN THE FUTURE AT THIS TIME ALSO FROM ALL THE WARS.
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people (ISRAEL) and upon thy(ISRAELS) holy city,(JERUSALEM) to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.(THIS SURE TELLS ME ISRAEL AND JERUSALEM ARE SECURED AS ONE UNDIVIDED)(GODS WORDS,NOT MINE)
State Department Won’t Say Jerusalem Is in Israel BY: Adam Kredo - March 27, 2012 9:50 am WSH FREE BEACON
UPDATE: The State Department has altered an official communication to erase the fact that it had referred to Israel and Jerusalem as separate entities.The release now states: Acting Under Secretary Kathleen Stephens Travels to Algiers, Doha, Amman, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv. In a previous iteration of the release, the State Department separated Jerusalem from Israel.An official State Department communication has labeled Jerusalem and Israel as separate entities.In an official press release yesterday, the State Department announced that Acting Under Secretary Kathleen Stephens Travels to Algeria, Qatar, Jordan, Jerusalem, and Israel.Keeping up with its longstanding policy, the State Department refuses to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital—despite a U.S. law stating otherwise. Obama faced criticism on the issue last year, when it was revealed that the White House had scrubbed all references to Jerusalem being part of the Jewish state from a collection of photos on its website.
Obama has also been lambasted by pro-Israel leaders and some on Capitol Hill for capitulating to pressure from the State Department, which has long opposed U.S. law on the matter.A senior GOP aide condemned the State Department’s recent press release as unsound foreign policy.Once again, President Obama’s administration reminds Jewish voters why he cannot be trusted when it comes to Israel’s security, said the source.He doesn’t think Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Is it its own sovereign nation? The GOP source also chided Obama for continuing to buck U.S. law on the issue.Under U.S. law, Jerusalem is recognized as the undivided capital of Israel—period,said the adviser.Unlike the U.S. embassy’s move, that fact is not subject to any waiver or exception. So the question really is, why is Barack Obama ignoring U.S. law and refusing to recognize Israel’s capital? The White House did not respond to request for comment.
Solving the White House photo mystery over Jerusalem, Israel By Adam Kredo · August 16, 2011
The White House said it deleted the reference to Israel in a photo caption on its website of Vice President Joe Biden, at left in middle, having breakfast with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem in March 2010 to reflect a longstanding U.S. policy on the city's status. (Official White House photo by David Lienemann)
WASHINGTON (JTA/Washington Jewish Week) -- Jerusalem: To be or not to be part of Israel. That’s the question that White House administrations have tiptoed around for decades.The State Department neither recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital nor views the eastern part of the city -- captured from Jordan in the 1967 Six-Day War and subsequently annexed -- as part of Israel. But Congress passed a law in 2002 that effectively recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Presidents have been caught in the middle, cautiously balancing their pro-Israel rhetoric against longstanding U.S. policy.That’s exactly where the Obama administration found itself last week after news reports revealed that the White House quietly had removed all references to Jerusalem as being part of Israel from a collection of photos on its website.The Weekly Standard reported Aug. 9 about a set of White House photos from Jerusalem that had been scrubbed of all explicit references to Israel. Whereas a caption for a shot of Vice President Joe Biden once said that he was dining at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, Israel, it has since been altered to read just Jerusalem.
Some pro-Israel activists were incensed by the change, charging a White House whitewash and claiming definitive proof that President Obama disdains Israel. To others it appeared that the president was kowtowing to pressure from the State Department, which recently had reiterated its policy against recognizing Jerusalem as part of Israel.But the White House upon discovering the captions referring to Jerusalem, Israel -- and with the Obama administration’s policy on Jerusalem being no different than those of his predecessors in the Oval Office -- corrected them to reflect longstanding U.S. policy.U.S. policy for more than 40 years has been that the status of Jerusalem should be decided in final-status negotiations between the parties, a White House official said last week in response to an inquiry about the matter.As in prior administrations, the White House photo captions should reflect that policy.For the White House, Jerusalem is just Jerusalem until the Israelis and Palestinians ink a peace deal.A virtual tour of the White House’s online archives shows that President George W. Bush had a similar photo rule: pictures of him in Jerusalem do not denote that the city is in Israel. During one such trip to the Jewish state in 2008, for instance, Bush visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, in Jerusalem, according to the caption written by the Bush administration.The status of Jerusalem will be ultimately determined by the interested parties,Bush said in 2001.Former Bush administration official Elliot Abrams recalls matters differently. He told the Washington Post last week that the Bush administration did not have a hard-and-fast rule that prohibited referring to Jerusalem that way at all times and in all statements and press releases.
If nothing substantial had changed from Bush to Obama, why did the photo snafu receive so much attention? First there was the public relations gaffe: Jerusalem’s status is a highly charged political issue, and the Obama administration was caught red-handed fixing an embarrassing mistake.Perhaps more significant, however, the error came just as the U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to examine the constitutionality of the State Department’s policy on Jerusalem. The litigants in a case scheduled to be heard by the court in the fall session want their Jerusalem-born son to have his birthplace listed as Jerusalem, Israel on his passport, as is permitted by a 2002 federal law.But the State Department has not implemented that law (under either Obama or Bush) because it says the law violates the department’s ability to set foreign policy. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is so sensitive, the State Department maintains, that it is critical that U.S. passports only say Jerusalem.Presidents often have found themselves at odds with Congress over Jerusalem. President Truman favored an international regime for Jerusalem, while Presidents Carter, Reagan and Clinton all believed that negotiation should resolve the status of Jerusalem.Congress has been more hawkish on the issue. In 1995, Congress overwhelmingly passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which mandated the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from its current location in Tel Aviv.But since 1998, every sitting president has suspended the relocation via an executive order that is reissued every six months that says the delay is necessary in order to protect the national security interests of the United States.
Long-needed renovations at the U.S. Embassy building in Tel Aviv have not been carried out due to uncertainty over how long the embassy opposite the beachfront.will be located there.While the U.S. Congress has already made up its mind about the embassy and Jerusalem, U.S. policy as set by the president is waiting for something else: the Israelis and the Palestinians to come to agreement.With the stalemate between the two parties showing no signs of ending, that could take a very long time.
Acting Under Secretary Kathleen Stephens Travels to Algiers, Doha, Amman, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 26, 2012
Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Kathleen Stephens is traveling to Algiers, Doha, Amman, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv from March 23 to April 5 to meet with a broad cross-section of government officials, students, NGOs, and exchange program alumni.In Algiers, she will meet with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs; Culture; Youth and Sports; and Higher Education and Scientific Research. She will also visit with the Director of Muslim Scouts and cut the ribbon for the new American Corner at the American Language Center in Hydra, Algiers.In Doha, she will participate in a workshop for Public Affairs Officers at U.S. Embassies in the Middle East, meet with the leaders of the Al Jazeera Network, and speak at Qatar University.In Amman, Acting Under Secretary Stephens will meet with the Ministers of Social Development and Education, and a group of alumni from various State Department exchange programs, including the Fulbright Program, International Visitor Leadership Program, Middle East Partnership Initiative Student Leaders Program, YES High School Exchange Program, and the Access English Program.In Jerusalem, she will meet with her public diplomacy counterparts at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She will also participate in round table discussions with students from An Najah University and Palestinian media representatives, and visit the America House.
In Tel Aviv, she will meet with civil society leaders and exchange program alumni.
State Department Won’t Say Jerusalem is Capital of Israel The BlazeBy Mytheos Holt | The Blaze – MAR28,12
If the Obama administration wants to soften its image among Israel supporters as being questionably interested in Israel's interests, then refusing to describe Jerusalem as Israel's capital was probably not the way to do it. In a press conference today, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland did exactly that, to the consternation of many reporters who repeatedly kept trying to clarify her remarks, only to be repeatedly stonewalled. The Weekly Standard has a transcript of the exchange, of which the relevant passage is as follows:
Q: Is it the view of the -- of the United States that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, notwithstanding the question about the embassy -- the location of the U.S. embassy?
MS. NULAND: We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem.
Q: Does that -- does that mean that you do not regard Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
MS. NULAND: Jerusalem is a permanent-status issue. It's got to be resolved through negotiations.
Q: That seems to suggest that you do not regard Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Is that correct or not?
MS. NULAND: I have just spoken to this issue --
MS. NULAND: -- and I have nothing further to say on it.
Q: You've spoken to the issue --
MS. NULAND: Yeah.
Q: -- but (haven't answered ?) the question. And I think there's a lot of people out there who are interested in hearing a real answer and not saying -- and not trying to duck and say that this has got to be resolved by negotiations between the two sides.
MS. NULAND: That is our --
Q: What is the capital of Israel?
MS. NULAND: Our policy with regard to Jerusalem is that it has to be solved through negotiations. That's all I have to say on this issue.
The story comes just after the Washington Free Beacon noted that the State Department had listed Israel and Jerusalem as separate entities in a press release, which has since been amended. Originally, the release read as follows:
State Department Israel Press Release
Some would probably argue that coming down on one side or another of this question might have tipped the Obama administration's hand too much on U.S. policy regarding Israel. Yet this ignores the fact that under current U.S. law, Jerusalem is considered the capital of Israel. That boat has sailed.Is the administration hardening its anti-Israel credentials even further?