Monday, June 27, 2016
ISRAELI POLICE SKIRMISH WITH MUSLIM (MUDSLIMES) ON ISRAELS OWNED TEMPLE MOUNT.
1 And there was given me a(MEASURING) reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out,(TO THE WORLD NATIONS) and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.(JERUSALEM DIVIDED BUT THE 3RD TEMPLE ALLOWED TO BE REBUILT)
27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant 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 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.
Police skirmish with Muslim worshipers on Temple Mount-At least 7 Palestinians, 1 police officer injured in clashes on holy site in closing days of Ramadan-By AFP and Times of Israel staff June 26, 2016, 7:20 pm
Israeli police at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount clashed Sunday with Muslims protesting Jewish visits there as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan approached its climax, Palestinians said.The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said that it took seven Palestinians to an East Jerusalem hospital for treatment of injuries caused by sponge-tipped bullets, tear gas and beatings at Al-Aqsa Mosque.At least one police officer was injured in the clashes, police said.Police said that officers at the Old City site arrested four masked youths “who were disrupting visits on the Temple Mount” by non-Muslims.A police spokesman questioned by AFP said he was not aware of officers using force.Islamic officials said that trouble began when Israel allowed the visitors into the compound in breach of a tradition which only allows worshipers to enter during the last 10 days of Ramadan, which are now in progress.They said they were taken by surprise at the appearance of the visitors and a group of Muslim youths protested, before retreating to Al-Aqsa Mosque.The 10 days, which began on Sunday, are the most solemn for Muslims and the period attracts the highest number of worshipers to the site.Clashes on the sensitive holy site in the past have sparked wider Palestinian violence in Jerusalem and beyond.
Israel moves to strip citizenship, residency of would-be IS fighters-Interior minister says decision is a ‘message of deterrence to anyone thinking of joining terrorist groups’-By Dov Lieber June 26, 2016, 9:49 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Sunday moved to strip two residents of East Jerusalem of their Israeli citizenship and residency status for their involvement with the Islamic State terror group.Deri asked Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to revoke the citizenship of Luqman Atun, 24, who is a resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Tsur Baher. Atun flew to Turkey in October 2014, but didn’t have enough money to be taken to the Syrian border.The interior minister also requested that the permanent residency status of East Jerusalemite Khalil Adel Khalil, 26, be revoked. Khalil was convicted in December 2015 of attempting to join the Islamic State and seeking to fight for the group in Syria.Permanent residency is the status of most of East Jerusalem’s approximately 300,000 Arabs, who are not Israeli citizens, although they can apply for citizenship if they so choose.The Israeli news site Ynet reported that Deri’s request was the most advanced move taken so far to strip Arabs in Israel of citizenship or residency for connection with the Islamic State.Previous interior ministers have called for similar measures against Israeli IS recruits, but no action has ever been carried out.In his letter to the attorney general, Deri wrote, “There is no need to elaborate on the importance of Israeli citizenship, which includes a duty between the citizen and his country and the state and its citizens.“Against the background of increasing global terrorism, we must fight with all our power the phenomenon of those who choose to join terrorist organizations,” the letter continued. “The revocation of the citizenship of those in question has a real message of deterrence to anyone who is considering joining a terrorist organization.”In one of his first moves in his second stint as interior minister, Deri released a memorandum in January outlining an amendment to the not-yet-passed citizenship law, which would have given him the authority to revoke the citizenship of Israeli citizens who join the Islamic State.In November 2015, after a group of seven residents from the northern Israeli Arab town of Jaljulia were charged with plotting to make their way to Syria and fight alongside IS, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for revoking their citizenship.“Whoever joins Islamic State will not be an Israeli citizen, and if he leaves the country’s borders he will not return,” Netanyahu said, and noted that the concept of revoking citizenship for those who join IS was becoming more accepted in the international community.According to some estimates in January, 100–150 Israeli citizens are said to have traveled abroad to fight with IS.
Hezbollah brushes off US sanctions, says money comes via Iran-In December, Congress voted to take action against banks that deal with the Shiite terrorist organization-By AFP June 25, 2016, 4:22 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday said his group would not be affected by fresh US sanctions because it receives its money directly from Iran, not via Lebanese banks.In a speech broadcast by the Shiite party’s Al-Manar station, Nasrallah brushed off assertions that Hezbollah would be hurt by US sanctions on Lebanese financial institutions that work with the group.“We do not have any business projects or investments via banks,” Nasrallah said, insisting the group “will not be affected.”“We are open about the fact that Hezbollah’s budget, its income, its expenses, everything it eats and drinks, its weapons and rockets, are from the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he added.Iran was instrumental in Hezbollah’s inception three decades ago and has provided financial and military support to the group.In December, the US Congress voted to impose sanctions on banks that deal with Hezbollah, considered a “terrorist group” by the US.And last month, Lebanon’s central bank instructed the country’s banks and financial institutions to comply with the new measure against the Lebanese Shiite group.Hezbollah has fiercely criticized the law and accused central bank governor Riad Salameh of “yielding” to Washington’s demands.“As long as Iran has money, we have money… Just as we receive the rockets that we use to threaten Israel, we are receiving our money. No law will prevent us from receiving it,” Nasrallah said.The Hezbollah chief also warned that some banks were applying the law too harshly and shutting down the accounts of Lebanese charities.Earlier this month, a bomb exploded outside the Beirut headquarters of Blom Bank, one of the country’s largest, wounding one person.Several Lebanese newspapers known to be critical of Hezbollah said at the time the explosion was a “message” to banks complying with the US ruling.Washington has labelled Hezbollah a global terrorist group since 1995, accusing it of a long list of attacks including the bombing of the US Embassy and Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983.
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)
Abbas walks back claim rabbis sought to ‘poison’ Palestinian wells-After being accused of blood libel, PA leader reneges on ‘baseless’ allegation, says he didn’t intend ‘to offend Jewish people’-By Times of Israel staff June 25, 2016, 12:02 pm
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday backed away from his claim that rabbis had called to poison Palestinian water, saying he hadn’t intended to offend Jews, after Israel and Jewish groups said his statements were promoting blood libels and anti-Semitic tropes.“After it has become evident that the alleged statements by a rabbi on poisoning Palestinian wells, which were reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Mahmoud Abbas has affirmed that he didn’t intend to do harm to Judaism or to offend Jewish people around the world,” his office said in a statement.In his speech to the Parliament of the European Union in Brussels on Thursday, Abbas claimed accusations of incitement by the Palestinians were unfair as “The Israelis are doing this as well… Certain rabbis in Israel have said very clearly to their government that our water should be poisoned in order to have Palestinians killed.”A story reported in the Turkish press earlier in June claimed a rabbi had made such a call, though the story was quickly debunked.His office said he “rejected all claims that accuse him and the Palestinian people of offending the Jewish religion. [He] also condemned all accusations of anti-Semitism.”Abbas did not walk back his assertion, also contained in his EU speech, that terrorism worldwide would be eradicated if only Israel withdrew from the West Bank and East Jerusalem.Israel excoriated Abbas on Thursday as a peddler of lies, with the Prime Minister’s Office saying he “showed his true colors” and “is lying when he claims his hand is outstretched in peace.“Israel waits for the day Abbas stops peddling lies and inciting [against Israel]. Until then, Israel will continue to defend itself against Palestinian incitement, which fuels terror,” the statement said.In his speech earlier Thursday, Abbas cited recent criticisms of the current Israeli leadership by former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon and former prime minister Ehud Barak in condemning Israel’s “never-ending provocations” and “fascist policies.”Ya’alon took issue with Abbas’s mention of him, accusing the Palestinian leader of taking advantage of “true, healthy, democratic dialogue that exists in Israeli society (and that does not exist in his).”Abbas, said Ya’alon in a Facebook status, was “lying, as usual, and continuing to propagate blood libels against Israel,” and was proving yet again that he was never interested in an “agreement that recognizes the State of Israel as the state of the Jewish people.”Earlier Thursday, Abbas refused to meet with Rivlin, who was also in Brussels and who addressed the European Parliament a day earlier.US-based Jewish groups joined the fray in denouncing Abbas, with the Anti-Defamation League accusing Abbas of making a speech that “interspersed claims of an interest in reconciliation with Israel with base allegations against the Jewish state, which are reminiscent of age-old anti-Semitic stereotypes.”“Unfortunately, conspiratorial incitement by the Palestinian Authority is not new,” said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, adding that Abbas’s “charges of an Israeli effort to poison Palestinian water, and claims of Israel serving as the root of terrorism worldwide, are particularly disturbing and significant.”The American Jewish Committee also issued a sharp rebuke of the PA president, calling him a “great disappointer” who “abused an international platform to deliver yet another tirade full of invectives and falsehoods against Israel.”AJC CEO David Harris said that “Abbas’s malicious attack contradicts any attempt he made to verbally offer a hand for peace. Indeed, Abbas demonstrably held back his hand both by his remarks, and by rejecting an EU request that he meet with President Rivlin.”In his speech, Abbas said the Palestinian Authority supported efforts to reach a two-state solution as outlined in the current French peace plan and the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, and dismissed calls for an interim agreement.“We reject any suggestion of temporary borders or an interim agreement because it’s a waste of time and does not lead anywhere,” he said.“We favor a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as the capital, and the solution will be based on the Arab Peace Initiative that was approved in 2002 with no changes to it,” Abbas continued. “Our hands are extended with a desire for peace, we have the political will to achieve peace.”An international conference aimed at resurrecting the stalled peace talks, to be held later as part of the French plan, must include a “set schedule for negotiations and the implementation of decisions, and constitute a mechanism for the implementation and monitoring of the decisions, as happened in the negotiations with Iran,” he said.The Palestinian leader also claimed that “once the occupation ends, terrorism will disappear, there will be no more terrorism in the Middle East, or anywhere else in the world.”He accused Israel of turning “our country into an open-air prison.”Abbas went on to press EU lawmakers on why Israel was “free to act with impunity” and was not held accountable under international law.“Why is international law not being applied in the case of Israel?” he asked to applause by MEP lawmakers.The European Union has been pressing hard to get the stalled Middle East peace process back on track based on a two-state solution.EU foreign ministers on Monday backed a French initiative to call an international conference on the Middle East aimed at restarting Israeli-Palestinian talks, which have been deadlocked since 2014.
Jordan court charges 21 with ‘terrorism’ — state media-Announcement follows a month that saw two deadly attacks against security officials in the country-By AFP June 26, 2016, 9:46 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
A Jordanian court on Sunday charged 21 people with carrying out “terrorist acts” after their arrest in an operation against jihadists in the country’s north in March, a prosecutor said.The State Security Court accused them of committing “terrorist acts that led to deaths,” making explosives and possessing weapons, the official Petra news agency quoted the court’s chief prosecutor as saying.The agency did not say when their trial would begin.In March, Jordan announced it had foiled a plot by the Islamic State jihadist group to carry out attacks in the kingdom in an operation in the city of Irbid.IS had being planning to target “civilian and military sites,” the authorities said, adding seven jihadists were killed and around 20 arrested in the operation.Two deadly attacks targeting security forces rocked the kingdom this month.On Tuesday, a suicide bomber killed seven soldiers in an area where thousands of Syrian refugees are stranded near the Syrian border.The bombing came two weeks after a gunman, who was later arrested, killed five Jordanian intelligence officers in a Palestinian refugee camp north of the capital.Jordan is part of the US-led coalition fighting IS in Syria and Iraq.
Amid reports of warming ties with Israel, Erdogan hosts Hamas leader-Turkish president, Khaled Mashaal discuss bridging gap between Gaza-based group and PA’s Fatah-By AFP and Times of Israel staff June 25, 2016, 2:15 am
As Israel and Ankara reportedly near a deal on normalizing ties, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday met the leader of Palestinian terrorist group Hamas for unscheduled talks.Erdogan received the Doha-based Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, whose group rules the Gaza Strip, at the Ottoman-era Yildiz Palace in Istanbul, the official Anadolu Agency reported, quoting presidential sources.Turkish press reports have said Israel and Turkey could hold final talks on normalizing ties on Sunday but this has yet to be confirmed.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday there was a “large possibility” the negotiations would take place by the end of this month.Anadolu said Erdogan and Mashaal discussed how to ease the humanitarian problems of the Palestinians and how to bridge the differences between Hamas and the other main Palestinian group Fatah, which controls the Palestinian Authority-The report made no reference to the Turkish talks with Israel.Previously tight relations between Israel and key NATO member Turkey were significantly downgraded in 2010 after IDF commandos raided a Turkish vessel that was trying to run the Israeli naval blockade on Gaza, The soldiers were attacked by passengers and killed nine Turkish civilians in the ensuing melee. A tenth died later.Two of Turkey’s key conditions for normalization — an apology and compensation — were largely met, leaving its third demand, that Israel lift its blockade on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, as the main obstacle.Channel 2 reported Thursday that under the deal the blockade on the Gaza Strip will continue, but Turkey will be allowed to send equipment and goods via the Israeli port of Ashdod and from there to Gaza. In addition, Turkey is to build a power station, a desalination plant and a hospital in the Strip.Senior officials said the details of the deal have been coordinated with Egypt, according to the report.
Vatican denies pope has ‘Crusades’ mentality over Armenian genocide-Turkey spurns Francis’s recognition of mass killing, but hasn’t issued formal protest despite deputy prime minister’s comment-By Nicole Winfield June 26, 2016, 7:00 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Vatican on Sunday strongly dismissed Turkish claims that Pope Francis has adopted a “Crusades” mentality by recognizing the Ottoman-era genocide of Armenians, insisting that Francis’s three-day visit to the Orthodox country was one of peace and reconciliation.Francis wrapped up his trip with calls for closer ties with Armenia’s Oriental Orthodox church and a joint declaration with the Apostolic Church leader on the plight of Christians in the Mideast. The pope and Armenian patriarch also visited a monastery near Armenia’s closed western border with Turkey, where they released two white doves of peace.But it was Francis’ recognition on his first day that the 1915 slaughter by Ottoman Turks of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians constituted planned genocide that continued to reverberate.Turkey issued a harsh rebuttal late Saturday, with Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli calling the comments untrue, “greatly unfortunate” and saying they bore the hallmarks of the “mentality of the Crusades.”Turkey rejects the term genocide, saying the death toll cited by historians is inflated and that people died on both sides as the Ottoman Empire collapsed amid World War I. When Francis first used it last year, Turkey recalled its ambassador for 10 months and accused the pope of spreading lies.The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the Holy See hadn’t received any formal complaint from Turkey as of Sunday. Responding to Canikli’s comments, he said nothing in Francis’ texts or actions had suggested a Crusades-like mentality.“It is a spirit of dialogue, of building peace, of building bridges and not walls,” Lombardi said.“The pope is not doing Crusades,” he added. “He has said no words against the Turkish people.”On Sunday, Francis turned his attention to religious affairs, participating in an open-air liturgy on the grounds of the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral in Etchmiadzin, the seat of the Oriental Orthodox church here. The landlocked nation of 3 million was the first nation in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion in 301.Amid haunting chants, Francis processed up and down the central walkway of the Etchmiadzin complex alongside the patriarch, Catholicos Karekin II, both walking under a gold-brocaded canopy as incense furled around them. During the 2-hour service celebrated by Karekin, Francis stood to the side of the altar and offered a greeting calling for greater unity between the two churches.“May an ardent desire for unity rise up in our hearts, a unity that must not be the submission of one to the other, or assimilation, but rather the acceptance of all the gifts that God has given to each,” he said. “Let us pay heed to the younger generation, who seek a future free of past divisions.”He then asked Karekin to bless him: “Bless me, bless me and the Catholic Church, and bless this path toward full unity.”The Armenian Apostolic church and a few other Oriental Orthodox churches split from the Catholic Church in the 5th century in a dispute over the divine and human natures of Jesus Christ. The division arose some six centuries before the Great Schism that split the rest of Orthodoxy from Rome.While still divided over the primacy of the pope, the Apostolic and Catholic churches have friendly relations. Francis and his papal delegation stayed at the Etchmiadzin cathedral complex as guests of Karekin.Still, there have been tensions: Francis and Karekin were supposed to have signed a joint declaration on their improved ties but that was taken off the agenda. Instead the two men expressed their joint concern for Islamic extremist attacks against Christians in the Middle East.“The martyrs belong to all the churches and their suffering is an ‘ecumenism of blood’ which transcends the historical divisions between Christians, calling us all to promote the visible unity of Christ’s disciples,” the declaration read.It repeated a line from a 2001 declaration penned by St. John Paul II and Karekin that the slaughter of Armenians was the “first genocide of the 20th century,” and hailed the progress made in warming relations.After Sunday’s liturgy and a formal luncheon, Francis headed west toward Armenia’s border with Turkey to visit the Khor Virap monastery, one of the most sacred sites in Armenia. The monastery lies in the shadow of Mt. Ararat, where, according to legend, Noah landed his Ark after the great floods. He and Karekin simultaneously released two white doves in a message of peace.Turkey closed the border with Armenia in support for its ally and ethnic kin, Azerbaijan, after the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict erupted into a full-scale war in 1992. The blockade has worsened Armenia’s economic problems. Nagorno-Karabakh is officially part of Azerbaijan, but since a separatist war ended in 1994 it has been under the control of forces that claim to be local ethnic Armenians but that Azerbaijan claims include regular Armenian military.Francis has said he would love to see the Turkish-Armenian border reopened, given his longstanding call for countries to build bridges, not walls.The final declaration expressed hope that a peaceful resolution would be found to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
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