Thursday, January 07, 2016



JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)



JOEL 3:2
2 I will also gather all nations, 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, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.(UPROOTED ISRAELIS AND DIVIDED JERUSALEM)(THIS BRINGS ON WW3 BECAUSE JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED,WARNING TO ARABS-MUSLIMS AND THE WORLD).


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.

DANIEL 11:21-23
21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

DANIEL 9:26-27
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.

14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

8  The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant,(7 YR TREATY) he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.(THE WORLD LEADER-WAR MONGER CALLS HIMSELF GOD)


GENESIS 25:20-26
20  And Isaac was forty years old (A BIBLE GENERATION NUMBER=1967 + 40=2007+) when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
21  And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22  And the children (2 NATIONS IN HER-ISRAEL-ARABS) struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
23  And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels;(ISRAEL AND THE ARABS) and the one people shall be stronger than the other people;(ISRAEL STRONGER THAN ARABS) and the elder shall serve the younger.(LITERALLY ISRAEL THE YOUNGER RULES (ISSAC)(JACOB-LATER NAME CHANGED TO ISRAEL) OVER THE OLDER ARABS (ISHMAEL)(ESAU)
24  And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25  And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.(THE OLDER AN ARAB)

14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Abbas: PA not on verge of collapse, can only be succeeded by statehood-Palestinian Authority president claims West Bank protests are primarily non-violent, urges Iran nuclear deal-style treaty with Israel-By Times of Israel staff January 6, 2016, 7:45 pm

Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday dismissed talk of the imminent collapse of the Palestinian Authority, the ruling body he heads that was set up by predecessor Yasser Arafat in the 1990s. “No one should dream” of such a scenario, he said, amid reports in Israel that the government has been discussing such a possibility. He stressed that only a Palestinian state would replace the PA.In a speech from the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Abbas called for an international peace summit. He also said that he opposed violence, while maintaining that Palestinian protests were primarily non-violent and slamming Israel for shooting rock- throwers.More than 20 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian acts of terrorism and violence in the past three months. Over 130 Palestinians have been killed, most of them in the act of trying to kill Israelis. Israel has accused the PA of playing a central role in inciting the terror attacks, many of them carried out by young Palestinians, by falsely asserting that Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount is in danger.“There is no scenario of what will happen after the PA… because the PA will stay and any replacement must be a state,” Abbas said, according to a translation by Haaretz. The Palestinian Authority is “one of the Palestinians’ achievements. They won’t give up on it, and no one should dream of its collapse.”The PA president’s comments came a day after Haaretz reported that Israel’s security cabinet has held two meetings in the past 11 days to discuss the possibility of a collapse of the PA. The discussions come as a wave of terror continues across the country and amid rumors of a political crisis within the Palestinian government.The meetings dealt with defense establishment assessments that the Palestinian Authority was “liable” to collapse or disintegrate and that such a scenario would create strenuous demands on Israel, forcing it to take charge of both security and civilian affairs in areas currently controlled by the PA.In his remarks, Abbas said Wednesday that the world must push a Iran nuclear deal-style diplomatic agreement for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.“Just as the world saw to a solution for the Iranian issue and are working toward [a solution] in Syria and Libya — we are the oldest conflict,” Abbas said. “The Quartet failed, and therefore the world must — if it wants to end the conflict — lead an effort by world powers” and organize a diplomatic summit, he said.Abbas also addressed the three-month wave of violence that has targeted Israeli security forces and civilians, reiterating his commitment to non-violence while blasting the IDF.“These are mostly non-violent protests,” Abbas said of the frequent clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians. “Even when they throw stones [at a distance of] 10-20 meters, Israel responds with gunfire from 100 meters away.”“We don’t want our children to be killed, we want them alive,” Abbas said. “We will always support non-violent struggle.”

Palestinian wave of violence marked by increased female role-Some 20 women and girls have been involved in stabbings, leaving families, Israeli army confounded-By Aron Heller and Mohammed Daraghmeh January 6, 2016, 9:15 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — When Palestinian youths began a wave of grassroots and often suicidal stabbing attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians several months ago, it wasn’t his three sons that Ramiz Hassoneh was worried about — it was his daughter.Ignoring her father’s warnings, 20-year-old Maram took a kitchen knife to an Israeli military checkpoint on December 1 and was shot dead as she tried to attack the soldiers, according to the Israeli military. The deadly mission put her among some 20 young females who have been involved in attacks on Israelis in recent months — a new trend that has confounded both Palestinian families and Israeli security officials.While battling Israel was once a role restricted to Palestinian men and boys, the current wave of violence has seen an unprecedented spike in female involvement. And where the few women who did engage in attacks in the past were typically underprivileged females seeking redemption after being rejected by their families, the attackers are now largely ideological, educated women from supportive homes.Palestinians consider the trend to be a combination of rising Islamist zeal, the growing role of women in the conservative society and the brewing desperation of a younger generation with few prospects.In Maram’s case, her family said she had a burning drive to resist the Israeli occupation somehow. A top English student at An-Najah University and a devout Muslim, Maram was deeply troubled by TV images showing the death of young Palestinians killed in attacks and clashes with Israel.She had memorized the entire Quran and cited religious and nationalistic motives for her desire to strike at Israelis. Unlike her younger brothers, who busied themselves with daily life, her father said Maram was an independent thinker who couldn’t be swayed from her convictions, even after serving six months in prison for another unsuccessful stabbing attempt on a soldier two years earlier.“Girls are more sensitive to the occupation. They are more emotional about these things,” said Hassoneh, sitting in his Nablus home under a large poster of his late daughter wearing a headscarf. “She believed that she would inspire the boys to do something … She looked at me and said: ‘When our men who sit in coffee shop see (a girl) killed, they will move.'”His wife, Hanan, sitting next to him with a gold necklace featuring Maram’s image, said her sorrow was mixed with pride. “I’m happy she is a martyr, but I miss her a lot,” she said.Since the violence erupted in mid- September, at least 25 Israelis and an American Jew have been killed, mostly in stabbing attacks carried out by young Palestinians in their late teens or 20s. Many attackers were doomed to failure from the start, armed with only crude weapons such as knives, scissors and potato peelers.At least 132 Palestinians have been killed, of whom 11 were women. Israel has identified 91 of the Palestinians killed as attackers; the rest died in clashes with Israeli troops.Israel says the violence is the result of incitement by Palestinian leaders and on social media sites. The Palestinians say it stems from frustration over nearly 50 years of occupation, failed peace talks and continued Israeli settlement construction.In previous rounds of violence, women were expected to stay home while the boys fought. But women’s increased presence online, where most of the rallying cries to violence take place, and general advancement in society have emboldened many to partake in the “national struggle,” said Jihad Harb, a Palestinian researcher and commentator.“Social media has opened a new horizon for the new generation. They interact and build their thoughts in a new way that gives girls the same chances of boys,” he said.The IDF says that of 152 attacks recorded, 22 were by women. It attributed the rise to a new, bolder generation of Palestinian women that did not belong to the established military organizations and did not ask for anyone’s permission to act.One of the most notable incidents involved a pair of cousins, aged 16 and 14, who stabbed an elderly Palestinian, mistaking him for an Israeli, with a pair of scissors near a popular Jerusalem marketplace. Security camera footage captured a police officer shooting one of them dead and wounding the other.Ibrahim Awwad, the father of 16-year-old Norhan, who was wounded, said he was shocked by their botched attack and could only speculate that they were driven by the daily life in the Qalandia refugee camp north of Jerusalem, where they often woke to the sounds of shootings.“If I knew they were going to carry out an attack, I would have tied them up in the house,” he said. “But everything was normal. There were no signs.”Israel Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that because females didn’t fit the typical profile of an attacker, they aroused little suspicion and had an easier time getting around Israeli checkpoints. That has now changed.Hanan Ashrawi, the most senior female Palestinian official, said the surge in attacks reflects an overall more active political approach of the younger generation. She said that Israeli measures had provoked all Palestinians and that women feel “they are just as affected by this reality.”Deeper religious devotion was also a factor, she added.Taha Qatanani said his 16-year-old daughter Ashraqat’s greatest wish was to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and when he was unable to get her the necessary permits, she accused him of letting her down. Tensions at the site, the third-holiest in Islam, and rumors that Israel was trying to expand its presence there enraged her, Qatanani said.On November 22, she pulled out a knife at the entrance to a West Bank military base when a settler driving by veered off the road and struck her with his car. A soldier then shot her dead.“As long as there is occupation there will be resistance,” said Qatanani, who served several stints in Israeli prisons for his activity in the Islamic Jihad movement.In the family living room on the outskirts of Nablus, there was a makeshift shrine to Ashraqat featuring her image against a backdrop of Al-Aqsa and a wooden carving in her honor with a bloodied knife piercing through a map of historic Palestine.“I would have much more relief if my son had done it,” Qatanani said over tea, pointing to 18-year-old Yassin. “My masculine mentality says the man should do it. But I consider the girl doing it a much stronger message … when it gets to the degree that a girl carries out an attack it means there is nothing else.”

Palestinians call for Greek action on Israel plane 'apartheid'-AFP-JAN 6,16-YAHOONEWS

Jerusalem (AFP) - The Palestinian leadership on Wednesday demanded the Greek government act after two Arab passengers were expelled from an Israel-bound flight, saying the decision to remove the pair was "reminiscent" of apartheid.Two Arab passengers with Israeli documents were forced off an Aegean Airlines flight before it set off from Athens on Sunday after Israeli Jews protested about their presence.After an initial complaint by passengers, the pair's documents were checked again by Greek security but no issues were found.However by this stage the protest had escalated, with dozens of passengers refusing to take off until the men were removed from the plane."It started with three or four people and by the end there were 60-70 people standing up, demanding that the pair disembark," an Aegean spokesperson said.Eventually the pair left after negotiations with the airline, staying in a hotel at Aegean's expense and flying the next day.Aegean on Wednesday expressed its "greatest regrets for the event" and rejected "any possibility of discrimination" in an apology letter."Our crew reacted to a very difficult situation only having the safety and comfort of all passengers in mind," it said.The incident delayed the flight to Tel Aviv by over 90 minutes.Israeli media identified the two as an Israeli Arab and a Palestinian, saying the protesting passengers were Jewish.The company said only that one of the men held an Israeli passport while the other had a valid Israeli residence permit, without discussing their ethnicity.Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, referring to both men as Palestinians, called the decision to eject them "unjust and disgraceful."" We are outraged by how two Palestinians were treated with discrimination and prejudice at the hands of the Aegean cabin crew prior to the departure of last Sunday's flight," he said in a statement."We call upon the Greek government to take strong action against this racist act, including compensation for the two Palestinian passengers."This appalling behaviour by the Israeli passengers is reminiscent of the worst years of the South African apartheid," he said.Aegean on Tuesday thanked the two Arab men for their cooperation." We thank again the two Israeli passengers that agreed to disembark for their understanding and collaboration and we apologise for the whole episode which was indeed extremely unfortunate," Aegean said.A Palestinian government official told AFP they would be raising the issue with Greek diplomats.


1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

GENESIS 12:1-3
1  Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I (GOD) will shew thee:
2  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3  And I will bless them that bless thee,(ISRAELIS) and curse (DESTROY) him that curseth thee:(DESTROY THEM) and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

ISAIAH 41:11
11  Behold, all they that were incensed against thee (ISRAEL) shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing;(DESTROYED) and they that strive with thee shall perish.(ISRAEL HATERS WILL BE TOTALLY DESTROYED)


7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble;(ISRAEL) but he shall be saved out of it.

DANIEL 12:1,4
1 And at that time shall Michael(ISRAELS WAR ANGEL) stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:(ISRAEL) and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation(May 14,48) even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro,(WORLD TRAVEL,IMMIGRATION) and knowledge shall be increased.(COMPUTERS,CHIP IMPLANTS ETC)

Charlie Hebdo editor: No one questions when Jews are killed-In special edition for anniversary of deadly attack, Gėrard Biard writes that killers in November’s Paris attack ‘showed us that he had decided we were all Jewish’-By AP and Times of Israel staff January 5, 2016, 6:04 am

The editor of Charlie Hebdo said in an article set to come out Wednesday on the anniversary of the deadly terror attack on the French satirical magazine that while the killings launched a global debate on the role of religion and free speech, no one bothered to explain to the world why Islamist attackers also went after a kosher supermarket.Jihadist gunmen murdered 17 people at Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015 and at a Paris kosher supermarket two days later. They were among the first victims of a string of attacks by Islamic fundamentalists in France last year that ultimately left at least 147 people dead and hundreds of others injured.“We are so used to Jews being killed because they are Jewish,” Gėrard Biard wrote. “This is an error, and not just on a human level. Because it’s the executioner who decides who is Jewish. Nov. 13 was the proof of that. On that day, the executioner showed us that he had decided we were all Jewish.”The article was set to appear in a special edition due for release on the one-year anniversary of the attack.The magazine is laced with blasphemy, obscenity and profanity, and Charlie Hebdo’s surviving artists and writers declared that the satirical paper is alive, but “the murderer is still at large.”The 32-page copy marking the anniversary of the Jan. 7 attack on the paper’s staff accuses Islamic fundamentalists, organized religion, an irresolute government and intelligence failures for the 2015 violence in France by Muslim extremists that started with that day.Almost all of those believed directly responsible for the Jan. 7-9 attacks and the Nov. 13 carnage in Paris that killed 130 people are dead as well. But Charlie Hebdo’s special edition this week, with a front-page caricature of a bloody God wielding an assault rifle, darkly predicts that more violence is to come.Laurent Sourisseau, the newspaper’s director who goes by the name Riss, drew the cover and wrote an editorial describing the horror he survived — and that took the lives of friends and colleagues. He described the newsroom’s silence moments after the two gunmen opened fire, saying that was how he knew his colleagues were dead.Riss wrote that Islamic fanatics and other religious zealots wanted Charlie Hebdo’s secular journalists to pay the ultimate price “for daring to laugh at religion.” He insisted that the newspaper would remain alive because “never have we wanted so much to break the faces of those who dreamed of our deaths.”The editorial “is violent and very insulting toward religion,” Abdallah Zekri, president of the Observatory against Islamophobia, told BFM television on Monday.The edition, on newsstands Wednesday, details the moments of horror in Paris’ 11th arrondissement in the first staff meeting of 2015. The day had started in usual French fashion for the New Year, with kisses on the cheek and well wishes. One staffer went downstairs to fetch her daughter from daycare, and the brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi called out her pen name upon seeing her: “Coco.”They had already killed the building’s handyman, Frederic Boisseau. With their guns at her back, the staffer opened the door and then the attackers opened fire. It took just minutes to kill 11 people in the building; they would fire point-blank on a Muslim police officer on the way out, his death horrifically immortalized in cell phone video.Patrick Pelloux, an emergency room doctor and columnist for the newspaper, was among the first to arrive after a call from one of the survivors in the room. “The more I went upstairs, the more blood there was,” Pelloux wrote.In a series of editorials later in the edition, Charlie Hebdo takes aim at university students who wear veils or openly pray in classrooms, hospital patients who refuse medical treatment from someone of the opposite sex, and France’s intelligence community. Mixed in were blasphemous caricatures targeting a range of beliefs, obscene sketches, and a variety of French profanity that takes standard grade cursing as a mere starting point.In all, typical Charlie Hebdo, alive and well.

Suspected Tel Aviv gunman thought hiding in West Bank-Mother of Nashat Milhem says security forces threatening to demolish their home; police officially accuse him of killing Lod cabbie-By Times of Israel staff January 6, 2016, 9:45 pm

A manhunt for a suspected Arab Israeli gunman who killed three people in Tel Aviv last week continued Wednesday, with reports indicating that he may be hiding out in the Palestinian territories.According to Channel 2 television, Israeli security officials increasingly believe Nashat Milhem may be in the West Bank, although details of the search for him remain under a gag order.Milhem allegedly killed two people in a shooting attack at a Tel Aviv bar on Friday, New Year’s Day, before fleeing and disappearing. Police on Wednesday evening officially named Milhem as the alleged killer of Bedouin taxi driver Amin Shaaban some 60 minutes after the bar attack.Milhem’s mother said Wednesday that security forces were threatening to demolish their home.“They threatened as if they intended to demolish our house if we don’t disclose the place where he is hiding,” she said. “I told them we do not know where he has gone.”Police descended in large numbers Wednesday morning on an unnamed Arab town in a northern area of Israel known as the Triangle, as the manhunt for Milhem entered its sixth day.Since the attacks, Milhem, from the northern town of Arara, has remained at large. Authorities have warned he is armed, dangerous and capable of striking again.According to Israel Radio, officers on Wednesday morning searched the homes of relatives of Milhem in one of the towns in the Triangle, but the hunt came up empty. A conflicting Channel 10 report Tuesday evening said that police believed Milhem had fled to northern Israel.Earlier reports said that police do not know where he is, although law enforcement were looking into the possibility that he fled to the West Bank. Israel Police chief Roni Alsheich indicated at a press conference Tuesday that Milhem was no longer believed to be in Tel Aviv, although he refused to elaborate.The attorney representing Mohammed Milhem, the father of the suspected gunman who is himself a suspect in the case, said Tuesday that his client believed his son was in the West Bank.According to the Channel 10 report, it would be more difficult for Israeli authorities to track down Milhem in the north than in the West Bank, where the Shin Bet security service has many informants. Police assessments quoted by the TV station said Milhem had likely received assistance both before and after Friday’s attacks.The first attack Friday took place outside the Simta bar on Tel Aviv’s busy Dizengoff Street. Shift manager Alon Bakal, 26, and patron Shimon Ruimi, 30, were killed in a hail of bullets as the suspected gunman opened fire with a submachine gun he allegedly stole from his father. Seven people were wounded. Fleeing the scene, police said, Milhem shot dead Shaaban after hailing and escaping in his taxi.The father’s lawyer, Nechami Feinblatt, said his client had been in touch with his son after he carried out the attacks. The elder Milhem was remanded for two days earlier in the day as a suspected accessory to the killing, and for allegedly obstructing the investigation. Five other suspects, including several other relatives, were also remanded by the Haifa Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. A brother of the suspect, Jaudat Milhem, was freed after from detention Wednesday.Speaking to Channel 10 on Tuesday evening, Feinblatt — who noted he has been representing Mohammed Milhem for years — said police and the Shin Bet were aware of the phone call.“I know the father did call a certain number, and told police about it,” his attorney said. “Without elaborating, there was some contact, which the police and Shin Bet are aware of.”Feinblatt told the TV station that his client had “certainly not” helped the suspected shooter escape. He said Mohammed Milhem’s communication with his son was known to police on Friday, though he was freed before being rearrested Tuesday.“The truth is, the Shin Bet is desperate,” Feinblatt said, and “when there is such a crisis in the agency,” they arrest people to gather information.Feinblatt said family members of the suspected killer maintain they are innocent. He said the family was clinging to the hope that Nashat Milhem was hired to kill the bar patrons by Israeli criminals, and that the shooting wasn’t a terror attack.

North Korea H-bomb test 'gross violation' of international law if confirmed: Russia-Reuters-JAN 6,16-YAHOONEWS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A reported successful test of a hydrogen bomb by North Korea would amount to a gross violation of international law if confirmed, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday."Such actions are fraught with further aggravation of the situation on the Korean peninsula, which is anyway marked by very high potential of military and political confrontation," said the ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova.North Korea said it had successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday, claiming a significant advance in its strike capability and setting off alarm bells among its neighbors.(Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Jason Bush)

North Korean Test Not Likely a Hydrogen Bomb, US Officials Say-By LUIS MARTINEZ-JAN 6,16-YAHOONEWS-Good Morning America

Initial test results suggest that an explosion in North Korean was not a hydrogen bomb, as the state government there has claimed, U.S. officials told ABC News.The initial determination of the tests, which were conducted by the United States and included seismic activity, is that it had a nuclear weapon yield in the single-digit kilotons, a U.S. official said.That would be in the range of previous North Korean nuclear tests, including the latest one in 2013, and not a hydrogen bomb, which would have resulted in much higher energy output. The state-run news agency announced the "successful" tests today.White House spokesman Josh Earnest echoed these sentiments in a news conference this afternoon, saying that initial data is “not consistent with North Korean claims of a successful hydrogen bomb test.”Another official said a conclusive determination will be made after airborne samples are gathered but, for now, based on the size of the yield and scope of the blast, the initial reading is North Korea did not test a hydrogen bomb.North Korea's Kim Jong Un Shown Allegedly Signing Bomb Test Authorization-The officials indicated that the timing of the North Korean blast was a surprise, noting there had been activity at the North Korean nuclear test site detected in December. One official said no firm determination had been made that a test was imminent and pointed to North Korea’s capability of conducting these kinds of tests on short notice.A U.S. Air Force WC-135 "Constant Phoenix" sniffer plane will soon be operational near North Korea, looking for radioactive isotopes that will help determine what kind of blast occurred.The aircraft is used to monitor nuclear test ban agreements but is also used by the United States after North Korean nuclear tests to look for isotopes that may have escaped into the atmosphere. The plane has equipment that gathers samples, which are then tested for radioactive materials.Both officials said there does not seem to be activity at North Korea’s missile launch sites to indicate missile tests occurring anytime soon.

UN plans ‘further measures’ against North Korea over H-bomb test-Ban Ki-moon calls nuclear explosion ‘deeply troubling’ and ‘profoundly destabilizing’ for region-By AFP January 6, 2016, 11:19 pm-the times of israel

The UN Security Council agreed Wednesday to prepare further unspecified measures against North Korea after it have carried out a fourth nuclear test.The 15-member council including China, Pyongyang’s ally, “strongly condemned” the test and described it as a “clear threat to international peace and security.”North Korea said earlier Wednesday it had carried out a “successful” miniaturized hydrogen bomb test — a shock announcement that, if confirmed, would massively raise the stakes in the hermit state’s bid to strengthen its nuclear arsenal.Uruguay’s Ambassador Elbio Rosselli, this month’s council president, recalled that the council had threatened to take “further significant measures” if Pyongyang violated UN resolutions by testing an atomic device.“In line with this commitment and the gravity of this violation, the members of the Security Council will begin to work immediately on such measures in a new Security Council resolution,” said Rosselli.The envoy did not specify whether the new measure would extend sanctions against North Korea, but other diplomats confirmed that adding new names to the sanctions list was being considered.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the underground nuclear test “deeply troubling” and “profoundly destabilizing for regional security.”He stressed that it was in violation of numerous Security Council resolutions barring Pyongyang from engaging in nuclear activities.Three previous tests in 2006, 2009 and 2013 triggered waves of UN sanctions.Currently there are a total of 20 entities and 12 individuals on the UN sanctions blacklist.British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said his delegation was “working with others on a resolution on further sanctions.”

Suspicious white powder found in Rishon Lezion-Authorities remove substance for testing after it was sent to home in envelope from the US-By Judah Ari Gross January 7, 2016, 12:48 am-the times of israel

An envelope containing an unidentified white powder was removed from a home in Rishon Lezion on Wednesday evening, and sent to a laboratory for testing.No injuries were reported.Israel Police spokeswoman confirmed to The Times of Israel that the substance had been taken away for examination to a nearby facility in Nes Ziona, and that the authorities were still not certain what it was.The powder arrived at the home in an envelope from the United States, and the occupant of the apartment discovered it when she opened the letter, Channel 2 television reported.The letter was initially tested by a special unit from the fire service, who concluded that the powder was unlikely to be toxic, Channel 2 said.

California governor declares LA-area gas leak an emergency-Reuters By Alex Dobuzinskis-JAN 6,16-YAHOONEWS

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday declared a Los Angeles-area natural gas leak that has been sickening area residents for more than two months an emergency, calling for alternatives to stop the underground leak if existing efforts fail.Southern California Gas Co, which operates the well that is the site of the underground methane leak, is trying to stop it by drilling a relief well to reach a damaged pipeline, then injecting fluids and heavy mud into it.The governor's office said in a statement the utility will need to identify how it will stop the leak if a relief well fails to seal it - or if the existing leak worsens.The leak was discovered on Oct. 23 at a well used for natural gas storage in Aliso Canyon just outside Los Angeles' Porter Ranch neighborhood in the San Fernando valley, which is home to more than 30,000 people. Thousands of residents were forced to move over the holidays, with the company under writing their temporary housing.Officials from Southern California Gas, a division of Sempra Energy, have said they expect to stop the leak in late February to late March.The leak, which state officials have said accounted at its peak for a fourth of California's 20 million metric tons a year in greenhouse gas emissions from methane, is believed to have been caused by a broken injection-well pipe several hundred feet beneath the surface of the 3,600-acre (1,457-hectare) field.People in the area have complained of such ailments as headaches, nausea and respiratory irritation from mercaptans, the odorants added to natural gas, according to Los Angeles County health officials. They have said past studies found no long-term health effects from mercaptans.The governor's office said it had taken steps to coordinate the local, state and federal response to the leak, which at last count was releasing more than 30,300 kilograms of methane per hour, and stop it as soon as possible.The emergency declaration by Brown, a Democrat, follows calls by local officials in Los Angeles for increased state regulation of gas storage facilities.The emergency declaration makes clear Southern California Gas is responsible for covering costs from the leak and allows the governor's administration, if necessary, to quickly waive laws in the future to deal with the crisis, the governor's spokesman Evan Westrup, said.Residents of Porter Ranch have said they want the gas field shut down.For his part, the governor called for regulators to assess the long-term viability of natural gas storage facilities in California."As we have since this incident began, SoCalGas stands willing and ready to cooperate with the governor’s office, all state and local officials and regulatory agencies," Dennis Arriola, president and chief executive of the company, said in a statement.The leaking storage field in Aliso Canyon is the second largest such facility in the western United States by capacity.(Additional reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Leslie Adler)

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