KING JESUS IS COMING FOR US ANY TIME NOW. THE RAPTURE. BE PREPARED TO GO.
3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion:(JERUSALEM) he will comfort all her waste places;(FROM NUCLEAR WAR) and he will make her wilderness like Eden,(I BELIEVE THE EZEKIEL-4TH TEMPLE WILL BE BUILT 25 MILES FROM THE CURRENT TEMPLE MOUNT AFTER JESUS RULE FOR THE 1,000 YRS FROM JERUSALEM) and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.(PRAISE TO JESUS IN THE DESERT-COULD BE THE NEW JERUSALEM-4TH TEMPLE BUILT 25 MILES INTO THE DESERT FROM THE CURRENT TEMPLE MOUNT.SINCE EZEKIELS TEMPLE IS WAY TO BIG FOR THE CURRENT TEMPLE MOUNT)
4 Hearken unto me, my people;(ISRAEL) and give ear unto me, O my nation:(ISRAEL) for a law shall proceed from me,(JESUS IN JERUSALEM) and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.(ISRAEL AND THE WORLD)
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.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip
— “Palestine is our homeland from the sea to the river, from north to
south, and we will not give up any part of our land,” said Hamas chief
Khaled Mashaal Saturday at a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the
establishment of the terrorist group.“We are all one,” said Mashaal, referring to
Palestinians residing in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and inside
Israel. “We are all united in the way of resistance.”Mashaal entered the Strip on Friday, for the
first time ever and after a long exile from Palestinian territory, to
attend the mass rally.Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians gathered
in Gaza on Saturday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the
establishment of Hamas.Thousands of Hamas supporters, some of them
flashing victory signs, were braving the rain to attend the event. Some
parents brought children dressed in military uniforms.Palestinian sources reported that the terror
organization’s supporters from throughout the region had arrived in Gaza
to participate in the festivities.
A spokesmen for Hamas’s military wing, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, warned Israelis to prepare their passports.
“We fought the Zionist entity with limited power,” he said. “What will happen when we fight with all our might?“Zionists, you should prepare your passports and get ready to disappear,” the spokesman added.
In a special message released in honor of the
anniversary, Hamas leaders vowed to continue the path of resistance and
jihad “to liberate Palestine.”“The great crimes perpetrated against us by the Zionist occupation only fuel our desire to resist and fight,” read the message.The anniversary comes two weeks after the bloodiest round of Israel-Gaza fighting in four years.Hamas has portrayed itself as the victor of
the eight-day conflict because Israel agreed to an Egyptian-brokered
truce instead of sending in ground troops, as it initially threatened.
Mashaal in Gaza: Tomorrow Ramallah, then Jerusalem
"Today is Gaza. Tomorrow will be Ramallah and after that Jerusalem,” says Hamas chief during first ever visit to Gaza.By Elad Benari, Canada First Publish: 12/7/2012, 8:25 PM
Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal and Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh-Reuters
Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal, on his first visit to Gaza
on Friday, told crowds he hoped his next visit would be to “Jerusalem,
Ramallah and a liberated Palestine,” the Bethlehem-based Ma’an
news agency reports.
After passing through the Egyptian border crossing, Mashaal knelt on
the ground to offer a prayer of thanks and was then greeted by dozens of
officials from an array of competing factions, the report
said.Mashaal praised the people of Gaza and was welcomed by Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.He said his visit to Gaza was his "third birth", referring to an
assassination attempt by Israeli Mossad agents in 1997 as his previous
"re-birth.""I pray to God that my fourth birth will come the day we liberate Palestine," Mashaal said, according to Ma’an
. "Today is Gaza. Tomorrow will be Ramallah and after that Jerusalem then Haifa and Jaffa.”Haniyeh welcomed Mashaal's arrival as a historic moment. Hamas denied
seeking guarantees via Egyptian contacts with Israel that Mashaal would
not be targeted for assassination in Gaza, reported Ma’an
There was massive security for his arrival, with gun-toting,
black-masked guards from Hamas patrolling the streets in open-topped
trucks and motorbikes, the report said.On Thursday it was reported that the leader of the Islamic Jihad terror organization, Ramadan Shalah, cancelled his visit to Gaza
after Israel threatened to assassinate him.Mashaal will visit the home
the founder of Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, who was assassinated by
Israel in 2004, and the homes of Ahmad al-Jaabari, Hamas’s “chief of
staff” and his bodyguard Mohammad al-Hams, who Israel killed on November 14
at the start of Operation Pillar of Defense.Mashaal will stay for a little more than 48 hours in Gaza, which
Hamas has ruled since taking over the region in a bloody 2007 war with
rival Fatah. Hamas politburo members Mousa Abu Marzouq, Izzat al-Rishq,
and Saleh al-Arouri accompanied him, reported Ma’an
.Hamas plans an open-air rally on Saturday to promote what it claims
was last month's victory over Israel and at the same time commemorate the 25th anniversary of the terror group's founding.In an interview
he gave to CNN
several weeks ago, Mashaal claimed
that Hamas would accept a Palestinian state along the indefensible
pre-1967 borders but would refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist.(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until
the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all
Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)
Is this not the right moment for
Israel to finally declare its final borders? As anyone who is
half-conscious understands the Palestinians have no intention whatsoever
of coming to a negotiated end of hostilities with the Jewish state. The
Arabs have turned down every single offer for statehood, in peace next
to the Jewish one, since the Peel Commission of 1937.
Does that not tell us something? I think it does.
Forget about negotiations. Time and again
negotiations with the Palestinians have shown themselves to be worthless
and the reason for that is because the Palestinians want eventual
victory, total victory, which they believe that they can get if they
keep the pressure up on all fronts. They will continue to shoot rockets
at you from the Gaza strip. They will continue to demonize you in true
Nazi fashion throughout the world. They will continue to demand
everything from you, including full “right of return” for all Arab
refugees, and in return they will offer you nothing and make no
concessions whatsoever.They will, furthermore, blame you for their
hatred of you and for their own refusal to accept a state in peace next
to the Jewish one. They will blame you for their relative poverty. They
will blame you when their own rockets hit their own people. They will
even castigate you as racist for your disinclination to rape their
women. They will blame you for everything and take responsibility for
exactly nothing.And, let us not forget, most of the rest of
the world will agree with them no matter what the accusation is. The
European governments (with, perhaps, the lone, sole exception of the
Czech Republic, G-d love it) will agree almost entirely with the
Palestinians, as will the international left. It doesn’t much matter
what you guys do, or don’t do, because the Arab peoples, the European
governments, the United Nations, and the international Left is going to
spit hatred at you anyway.The Palestinians will never agree to peace and you will always get the blame.What I say is define your borders. You do not
need to annex the entirety of Judea and Samaria, just annex what makes
sense from a national security standpoint. Annex the major settlement
blocs near the green line. Annex the entirety of Jerusalem and leave
whatever’s left in the so-called “west bank” for a Palestinian state.
The Palestinians, after all, have earned Ramallah as their capital. Let
them have it.But the point is that you guys, you Israeli
Jews, need to take matters into your own hands. You can count on no one
but yourselves. You can’t even count, I am sad to say, on many diaspora
Jews. There are any number of us who point the trembling finger of
blame at you because, infused with Arab and Soviet propaganda, they
believe that Israel is a racist, colonialist, imperialist, apartheid,
racist state… and racist, to boot.So end this charade of a “peace process,”
which is anything but, and tell the world, and the Palestinians, exactly
what your borders are and remove the IDF to behind those borders. Let
Jews who remain in Palestinian areas of Judea and Samaria know that you
will assist them in their evacuation and let the Palestinians know, in
no uncertain terms, that Israel will retaliate against violence toward
those Jews.And if you want to annex all of Judea and
Samaria, which I do not recommend, then do that. But let’s wrap this up,
shall we? The Arab world, and the international community, is holding
you hostage. You need to free yourselves and in order to do that you
must declare your final borders.Oslo is over and that you gives you the
opportunity to take matters into your own hands. Given the long history
of Arab-Muslim persecution of the Jews in the Middle East you have
every right to decide your own fate.I hope you do.Mike Lumish is the proprietor of the pro-Israel blog, Israel Thrives.
25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD.
17 So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it.
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW)and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
4 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY)of the north quarters, and all his bands:(SUDAN,AFRICA) and many people with thee.
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
8 After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee.(RUSSIA-EGYPT AND MUSLIMS)
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
13 Yea, all the people of the land (OF ISRAEL) shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I (GOD-JESUS) shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment,(NUCLEAR BOMB EXPERTS) passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it,(WON'T TOUCH IT) till the buriers have buried it (PROPERLY) in the valley of Hamongog.(RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS NEW BURIEL SITE)
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl,(500 MILLION MIGRATING BIRDS THREW ISRAEL EVERY SPRING,FALL) and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF THE RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIM ARMIES)
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye (MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL) shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.(RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS)
20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21 And I (GOD-JESUS) will set my glory among the heathen,(WORLD NATIONS) and all the heathen (WORLD NATIONS) shall see my judgment that I have executed,(AGAINST ISRAELS ENEMIES) and my (GODS) hand that I have laid upon them.(ISRAELS HATER ENEMIES)
JEREMEIAH 49:35-37 (IN IRAN AT THE BUSHEHR NUKE SITE SOME BELIEVE)
35 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam,(IRAN/BUSHEHR NUCLEAR SITE) the chief of their might.(MOST DANGEROUS NUKE SITE IN IRAN)
36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven,(IRANIANS SCATTERED OR MASS IMIGARATION) and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.(WORLD IMMIGRATION)
37 For I will cause Elam (IRAN-BUSHEHR NUKE SITE) to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger,(ISRAELS NUKES POSSIBLY) saith the LORD; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:(IRAN AND ITS NUKE SITES DESTROYED)
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations,(USELESS U.N) that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14 And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not.(ASSAD) This is the portion of them that spoil us,(ISRAEL) and the lot of them that rob us.
23 Concerning Damascus.(SYRIA) Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea;(WAR SHIPS WITH NUKES COMING ON SYRIA) it cannot be quiet.
24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!
26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts.
27 And I will kindle a fire (NUKES OR BOMBS) in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.(ASSADS PALACES POSSIBLY IN DAMASCUS)
3 They (ARABS,MUSLIMS) have taken crafty counsel against thy people,(ISRAEL) and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they (MUSLIMS) have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:(TREATIES)
6 The tabernacles of Edom,(JORDAN) and the Ishmaelites;(ARABS) of Moab, PALESTINIANS,JORDAN) and the Hagarenes;(EGYPT)
7 Gebal,(HEZZBALLOH,LEBANON) and Ammon,(JORDAN) and Amalek;(SYRIA,ARABS,SINAI) the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre;(LEBANON)
1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines,(PALESTINIAN/ARABS) before that Pharaoh smote Gaza.
2 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise up out of the north,(NORTHERN TSUNAMI POSSIBLY) and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.
3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses,(ISRAELS ARMY) at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands;(ISRAEL POSSIBLY NUKES GAZA)
4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines,(PALESTINIAN FAKE ARABS) and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that remaineth: for the LORD will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.
5 Baldness is come upon Gaza;(NUKED POSSIBLY) Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?
6 O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.
7 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? (MEDITTERANEAN SEA) there hath he appointed it.
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south ( EGYPT) push at him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) and the king of the north (RUSSIA AND MUSLIM HORDES OF EZEK 38+39) shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.(JORDAN)
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
3 A fire(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) devoureth before them;(RUSSIA-ARABS-MUSLIMS) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them,(BEFORE THE NUKE GOES OFF) and behind them a desolate wilderness;(AFTER THE ATOMIC BOMB GOES OFF) yea, and nothing shall escape them.(EVERYTHING NUKED)
20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army,(RUSSIA,ARAB,MUSLIMS) and will drive him into a land barren and desolate,(SIBERIAN DESERT) with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.(FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL)
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(NUCLEAR BOMB)
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.
7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times;(MIGRATION TIME) and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming;(IN MIGRATION SEASON) but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.(WW3 MIGRATING BIRDS EAT ISRAELS ENEMIES FLESH AND BLOOD)
GAZA CITY — Members of
Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad say Israel has warned the militant group’s
two top leaders against trying to enter the Gaza Strip this week.The pair, Ramadan Abdallah Shalah and his
deputy Ziad Nakhaleh, had planned to visit Friday, along with the
leader-in-exile of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal.Israel warned that it would consider the
three-week truce with Gaza over should the Islamic Jhad leaders enter
the Strip, according to two Islamic Jihad members, who said the message
was relayed by Egypt. The two spoke on condition of anonymity because
they were not allowed to discuss the issue with the media.Islamic Jihad is Hamas’s sister group and was
instrumental in helping the terror group battle Israel during last
month’s Gaza mini-war. The group is considered more hard-line by Israel,
though it was party to the truce agreement between Israel and Hamas.Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas have been
holding indirect talks, through Egypt, following Operation Pillar of
Defense, which Israel launched to halt Gazan rocket fire on Israeli
civilians.The Defense Ministry had no immediate comment.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report
Two Iranian warships docked in
Port Sudan for the second time in less than two months in recent days,
angering Saudi Arabia, which provides crucial aid money to the African
nation.The stated purpose of the visit was to refuel
the Iranian vessels, whose presence in Sudan is part of the military
cooperation between the two nations, according to a Sudanese military
spokesman.In October, the Islamic Republic sent two navy ships to Port Sudan
just days after an attack on a munitions factory near Khartoum. Sudan blamed Israel for that attack.Israeli officials did not respond to the
accusations but rather blamed Sudan for providing aid to Hamas
terrorists in Gaza, in part by smuggling Iranian weapons into the Strip.Israel charges that Iran provides Gazan
terrorist groups with weapons, including rockets, via Sudan. The weapons
are smuggled across Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and into the Gaza Strip
through a network of smuggling tunnels under the 15-kilometer border.Sudan’s Vice President Al-Haj Adam Youssef
said in November that his country is not intimidated by “Israeli
aggression” and that it would continue to support Hamas
.The cooperation between Sudan and Iran may
hinder the former’s efforts to obtain aid from the Saudis, who are
worried about Iranian influence in the region, according to regional
experts cited by Reuters.“Sudan needs to understand that this visit
will not be accepted by Saudi Arabia,” said Khalid al-Dakhil, a Saudi
political analyst.Though Saudi Arabia has not officially
commented on the warships, the kingdom’s pro-government daily Al-Riyadh
warned that Sudan was risking its relationship with Gulf states.“Sudan is in a state of losing balance as it
loses Arab friendship, especially of Gulf Arab states, who know the
precise details of its alliance with Iran, politically and militarily,”
stated an editorial in the paper on Saturday.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military
warned Saturday of ‘disastrous consequences’ if the crisis that sent
tens of thousands of protesters back into the streets is not resolved,
signaling the army’s return to an increasingly polarized and violent
political scene.The military said serious dialogue is the
“best and only” way to overcome the nation’s deepening conflict over a
disputed draft constitution hurriedly adopted by Islamist allies of
President Mohammed Morsi, and recent decrees granting himself
near-absolute powers.“Anything other than that (dialogue) will
force us into a dark tunnel with disastrous consequences; something
which we won’t allow,” the statement said.Failing to reach a consensus, “is in the
interest of neither side. The nation as a whole will pay the price,” it
added. The statement was read by an unnamed military official on state
television.Egypt’s once all-powerful military, which
temporarily took over governing the country after the revolution that
ousted autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak, has largely been sidelined since
handing over power to Morsi weeks after his election.But it has begun asserting itself again, with
soldiers sealing off the presidential palace with tanks and barbed wire,
as rival protests and street battles between Morsi’s supporters and his
opponents turned increasingly violent.The statement said the military “realizes its
national responsibility in protecting the nation’s higher interests” and
state institutions.At least six civilians have been killed and
several offices of the president’s Muslim Brotherhood set on fire since
the crisis began on Nov. 22. The two sides also have staged a number of
sit-ins around state institutions, including the presidential palace
where some of the most violent clashes occurred.Images of the military’s elite Republican
Guards unit surrounding the area around the palace showed one of the
most high-profile troop deployment since the army handed over power to
Morsi on June 30.A sit-in by Morsi’s opponents around the
palace continued Saturday, with protesters setting up roadblocks with
tanks behind them amid reports that the president’s supporters planned
rival protests. By midday Saturday, TV footage showed the military
setting up a new wall of cement blocks around the palace.Tensions have escalated since Morsi issued new
decrees granting himself and an Islamist-dominated constitutional
assembly immunity from oversight by the judiciary. The president’s
allies then rushed through a constitution and he announced a Dec. 15
nationwide referendum on the charter.
Morsi has called for a national dialogue and
scheduled a meeting on Saturday, but opponents say he must first cancel
the referendum on the draft constitution and rescind his recent decrees.Only veteran liberal opposition politician
Ayman Nour attended the meeting with Morsi on Saturday. The other eight
delegates were Islamists.The president has insisted his decrees were
meant to protect the country’s transition to democracy from former
regime figures trying to derail it.
Rebels circle Damascus airport; Russia, U.S. downbeat
By Erika Solomon | Reuters – 21 mins ago DEC 8,12
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared Damascus International Airport
a battle zone on Friday, while Moscow
and Washington both sounded downbeat about the prospects of a diplomatic push to end the conflict.Fighting around the capital city has intensified over
the past week, and Western officials have begun speaking about faster
change on the ground in a 20-month-old conflict that has killed 40,000
people.But Russia and the United States
the superpowers that have backed the opposing sides in the conflict,
both played down the chance of a diplomatic breakthrough after talks
aimed at resolving their differences."I don't think
anyone believes that there was some great breakthrough," U.S. Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton said of a meeting with Russia
's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
and international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi
."No one should have any illusions about how hard this
remains. But all of us, with any influence, need to be engaged with
Brahimi for a concerted, sincere push."Lavrov said the sides had agreed to send officials to
another meeting with Brahimi, but also sounded a skeptical note.
"I would not make optimistic predictions ... It remains
to be seen what will come out of this," he added, noting that Brahimi
knows the chance of success is "far from 100 percent".Rebels, meeting in Turkey in the presence of Western
security officials, elected a 30-member unified military command, giving
prominent posts to Islamists and excluding some senior officers who
defected from Assad's army.Washington and its NATO
allies want to see Assad removed from power. Moscow has blocked action
against him at the U.N. Security Council, and while outsiders repeatedly
point to signs of Russia losing patience with him, its stance has not
changed.The past week has brought a war previously fought
mainly in the provinces and other cities to the threshold of the
capital.Cutting access to the airport 20 km (12 miles) from the
city center would be a symbolic blow. The rebels acknowledge the
airport itself is still in army hands, but say they are blockading it
from most sides."The rebel brigades who have been putting the airport
under siege decided yesterday that the airport is a military zone," said
Nabil al-Amir, a spokesman for the rebels' Damascus Military Council.
"Civilians who approach it now do so at their own
risk," he said. Fighters had "waited two weeks for the airport to be
emptied of most civilians and airlines" before declaring it a target, he
added.He did not say what they would do if aircraft tried to
land. Foreign airlines have suspended all flights to Damascus since
fighting has approached the airport in the past week, although some
Syrian Air flights have used the airport in recent days.Syria
says the army is driving rebels back from positions in the suburbs and
outskirts of Damascus where they have tried to concentrate their
offensive. Accounts from rebels and the government are impossible to
verify on the ground.
"SOME FIGHT LEFT IN THEM"
Although Western opponents of Assad believe events are
tipping against him, they also acknowledge that the war is still far
from over."It's very clear to me that the regime's forces are
being ground down," U.S. ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, withdrawn last
year, was quoted as saying by CNN. "That said, the regime's protection
units continue to maintain some cohesion, and they still have some fight
left in them, even though they are losing. I expect there will be
substantial fighting in the days ahead."Rami Abdelrahman, of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
which has tracked the fighting since it began in March 2011, said: "I
think it's unrealistic to expect that the battle is in its last stages
right now."The meeting of rebels in Antalya, Turkey, was aimed at
forming a structure to run the conflict in conjunction with a new
opposition National Coalition, which some European and Arab states have
recognized as Syria's legitimate representatives.
One delegate at the meeting, who asked not to be
identified, said two-thirds of the 30 members of the newly named command
had ties with the Muslim Brotherhood or were its political allies."We are witnessing the result of the Qatari and Turkish
creations," said the delegate, referring to leading anti-Assad
countries that are seen as backing the Brotherhood.Colonel Riad Asaad, founder of the Syrian Free Army
rebel force, and General Hussein Haj Ali, the highest-ranking officer to
defect from Assad's military, were among those excluded.NATO decided this week to send U.S., German and Dutch
batteries of air-defense missiles to the Turkish border, putting
hundreds of American and European NATO troops close to the frontier with
Syria for the first time in the crisis.Russia's ambassador to NATO said the move risked dragging the alliance into the conflict."This is not a threat to us, but this is an indication
that NATO is moving toward engagement, and that's it," Alexander Grushko
said. "We see a threat of further involvement of NATO in the Syrian
situation as a result of some provocation or some incidents on the
border, if they take place.The Dutch on Friday said they would send two Patriot
batteries with up to 360 personnel. Germany approved its mission on
The United States and its NATO allies have issued
coordinated warnings in recent days to Assad not to use chemical
weapons, prompting Syria to accuse Western countries of conjuring the
threat to justify a military intervention.Syria has not
signed an international chemical weapons treaty banning poison gas, but
has repeatedly said that it would never use such weapons on its own
people.United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said: "We
have no confirmed reports on this matter. However, if it is the case,
then it will be an outrageous crime in the name of humanity."(Additional reporting by David Brunnstrom in Belfast,
Khaled Yacoub Oweis in Amman, Peter Apps in London, Steve Gutterman in
Moscow and Adrian Croft in London; Writing by Douglas Hamilton and Peter
Graff; Editing by Giles Elgood)
US President Barack Obama
and his wife, Michelle, issued their annual Hanukkah message on Friday,
citing the Maccabees and calling on people of all faith to commit to
building a better world. The message in full is below.Some 69 percent of Jewish voters cast their ballot for the president in the US elections in November, according to exit polls
released by The Washington Post. That number, though quite high, was a
significant drop from the 78 percent support among Jews that Obama
enjoyed in 2008.Obama’s relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
and the State of Israel became a major topic for US Jews during the
2012 campaign, with Republican challenger and former Massachusetts
governor Mitt Romney swaying some votes away from the president on the
Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world.This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful
story of the Maccabees who rose up to liberate their people from
oppression. Upon discovering the desecration of their Temple, the
believers found only enough oil to light the lamp for one night. And yet
it lasted for eight.Hanukkah is a time to celebrate the faith and
customs of the Jewish people, but it is also an opportunity for people
of all faiths to recognize the common aspirations we share. This holiday
season, let us give thanks for the blessings we enjoy, and remain
mindful of those who are suffering. And let us reaffirm our commitment
to building a better, more complete world for all.
From our family to the Jewish Community around the world, Chag Sameach.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; 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, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: 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.
Philippines declares state of calamity after deadly typhoon
Reuters – 6 hrs ago DEC 8,12
NEW BATAAN, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino declared a state of national calamity on Saturday, four days after this year's strongest typhoon left nearly 1,000 people dead or missing mostly in the country's resource-rich south.A price freeze on basic commodities was put into
effect, and local governments were authorized to utilize their calamity
funds for search, relief and rescue operations.The national disaster agency put the death toll at 459
and a further 532 were missing, mostly in the Mindanao provinces of
Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.Thousands have been left homeless by typhoon Bopha
which hit land on Tuesday with winds stronger than Hurricane Sandy that
devastated the U.S. West Coast in October.The government sent sniffer dogs to the worst-hit
provinces to help with the search for victims. Rescue workers have also
requested heavy equipment to help clear debris."I don't know what to do, I really don't know where to look for them," Anna Joy Adlawan,
a 14-year-old student told Reuters at an abandoned public market in New
Bataan as she and two siblings searched for their mother and other
relatives."The last time we
heard from them was when my mother called us up asking for help because
floodwaters were rising. When he got here on Wednesday, our house was
gone and they were also gone.
"Last Friday, we found the body of our 7-year-old
nephew, but we're still looking for eight more, and we will not stop
until we find and give them proper burial."Bopha has weakened
and is moving slowly north-northwest off the main Luzon island. An
average of 20 typhoons hit the Philippines every year, some causing
death and destruction.(Reporting by Erik de Castro, Rosemarie Francisco and Manuel Mogato; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)