Wednesday, July 06, 2016
ABBAS SEVERES TIES WITH THE QUARTET IN PEACE TALKS.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE
Palestinian Authority said to sever ties with the Quartet-Ramallah has had enough of the international group’s ‘pro-Israel’ bias, reflected in its latest report, London-based daily says-By Dov Lieber July 5, 2016, 1:43 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The Palestinian Authority has decided to cut ties with the Middle East Quartet, Arab media reported on Tuesday.The London-based pan-Arab newspaper Al Hayat reported that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas decided to stop working with the Quartet — the United States, European Union, Russia and the United Nations — following a series of disappointments in Ramallah in the group’s work.Abbas reportedly informed the central committees of both the Palestinian Liberation Organization and his party Fatah of the decision. The decision was confirmed to the paper by Fatah Central Committee member Mohammed Ashtiya.The Quartet on Friday released a long-awaited report on the peace process, which, for the first time in a major international forum, cited Palestinian incitement against Israel as a major obstacle to ending the conflict.The report accused Hamas and Fatah of encouraging terror attacks against Israelis. It also criticized Israel’s settlement building, and its demolition of Palestinian homes and confiscation of land, saying those policies were “steadily eroding the viability of the two-state solution.”PLO secretary general Saeb Erekat, who is also the lead Palestinian negotiator, expressed disappointment that the report criticized both sides rather than only Israel.“It does not meet our expectations as a nation living under a foreign colonial military occupation,” he said, and criticized what he called the report’s attempt “to equalize the responsibilities between a people under occupation and a foreign military occupier.”On Monday, Erekat told journalists that Abbas would send a letter to the Quartet members to the effect that negotiations could not resume without a full cessation of settlement building — including in East Jerusalem — indicating that the reported decision to cut ties with the group wound not have been made until later that day.In 2015, Abbas stopped meeting with former Quartet envoy Tony Blair, reportedly because he considered the former British prime minister biased toward Israel.A senior Palestinian official told Al Hayat that the US has the “upper hand” in the Quartet, “the UN does not have any power, the European Union doesn’t have a unified voice,” and though Russia is “a friend to the Palestinians,” Moscow often comes to understandings with Washington over the region.Ashtiya, the Fatah Central Committee member, told the paper that though the PA would cease working with the Quartet, it would still work individually with each of its members. Ashtiya added that Ramallah is still working through the French peace initiative — a regional approach to bringing an end to the conflict — to end settlement-building and create a clear time frame for the establishment of a Palestinian state.Israel has rejected the French initiative, saying only direct bilateral negotiations would be effective.Israel also slammed the Quartet report. A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the report only “perpetuates the myth that Israeli construction in the West Bank is an obstacle to peace. When Israel froze settlements (between 2009-10), it did not get peace.”
Half of Israeli Jews oppose West Bank withdrawal — poll-Overall support tilts in favor of pullout if peace achieved; over 40% want only Jews to vote on withdrawal referendum-By Times of Israel staff July 5, 2016, 2:00 pm
If a referendum were held today on an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank excluding major settlement blocs, a majority of Jews, 52 percent, would vote against such a withdrawal, according to a major poll of Israeli public opinion.Just over one-third of Israeli Jews, or 36%, would support a withdrawal “in principle,” according to the June 2016 Peace Index, a monthly study of Israelis’ views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, among other issues.The figures are reversed among Arab Israelis, with fully 69% saying they would support a withdrawal “today,” and 24% opposing it.Across the entire Israeli population, opposition to a withdrawal in the current situation enjoys a plurality of 48% to 41%.But given a peace agreement between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority, the answers shift in favor of withdrawal. Jewish views tilt toward near parity, with 46% opposed to withdrawal and 43% in favor. Among Arabs, support for withdrawal reaches over 76%.Though the Jewish vote tilts slightly against withdrawal in the case of a peace agreement, Israel’s population overall would favor (49% to 41%) a withdrawal if it were conducted in the context of a peace agreement.A significant minority of Jews (44%) believe that only Jewish citizens of the state should be allowed to vote in a referendum on withdrawal. A majority, 51%, believe all Israelis should vote.Meanwhile, fully 65% of Arabs say they are “sure” a referendum is desirable if there is progress in peace talks, three times as many as the 22% of Jews who say they are “sure.”Majorities on both sides are either “sure” or “think” a referendum is desirable, with 59% of Jews and 73% of Arabs preferring a referendum “if, in the future, there were to be progress in talks with the Palestinians leading to a draft peace agreement that would be acceptable to the Israeli government,” according to the study’s authors, Ephraim Yaar and Tamar Hermann, professors at Tel Aviv University who run the peace index project for the Israel Democracy Institute.The study found that Arabs and Jews have very different hopes but similar expectations on the question of the future of the West Bank.Asked what their preferred outcome would be — with the option of a peace settlement excluded from the question — Arabs and Jews offered sharply differing answers, with one-third of Arabs supporting international intervention to push Israel out of the West Bank and one-third of Jews favoring a West Bank annexation without granting equal rights to Palestinians living there.The situation should remain as it is: 23% of Jews, 33% of Arabs-The international community should force Israel to withdraw to the 1967 lines: Jews 12%, Arabs 34%-Israel should annex the West Bank and give equal rights to Palestinians living there: Jews 19%, Arabs 26%-Israel should annex the West Bank but not give equal rights to Palestinians living there: Jews 32%, Arabs 3%-Those preferences — as long as peace isn’t on the table — aren’t necessarily what Israeli think will happen. Asked to predict what they expect for the future, Jews and Arabs give similar answers, with a large plurality of both saying the situation will remain as it is.The situation will remain as it is: 38% of Jews, 45% of Arabs-The international community will force Israel to withdraw to the 1967 lines: Jews 20%, Arabs 23%-Israel will annex the West Bank and give equal rights to Palestinians living there: Jews 9%, Arabs 9%-Israel will annex the West Bank but not give equal rights to Palestinians living there: Jews 20%, Arabs 15%-The study also found that Arab Israelis are far more likely to visit in the West Bank than Jews.Four percent of Israeli Jews say they are settlers in a West Bank settlement, with another 14% saying they have family members there. Yet over 52% of Jews said they have not visited or traveled in the West Bank in the past five years. Just 14% say they travel there regularly. Among Arab Israelis, fully 34% say they travel often to the West Bank.The survey was conducted June 28-29 by phone by the Midgam Research Institute. It queried 500 Jews and 100 Arabs “who constitute a representative national sample of the entire adult population of Israel aged 18 and over,” according to a press release. It carries a margin of error of ±4.1% at a confidence level of 95%.
Oil spill in Haifa Bay forces beach closures-Ship hits underwater pipeline during maintenance work to remove old infrastructure-By Stuart Winer July 5, 2016, 3:36 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
An oil spill Tuesday polluted Haifa Bay after a ship hit an old fuel supply line, pouring hundreds of gallons of oil into the water.The current carried the slick toward the shore and northward, prompting the closure of beaches in Haifa and the surrounding area as emergency crews worked to contain and clean the spill.In a statement, the Environmental Protection Ministry said it was the leak was “several cubic meters” in size and was not “very large.”Kiryat Yam, which lies directly north of Haifa, was expected to be worst-hit by the leak, the ministry said.The Health Ministry issued a warning against bathing in the sea along the Haifa coast and nearby beaches.Haifa, home to Israel’s largest seaport, is also center of chemical production plants and oil refineries.The spill happened during maintenance work to replace old pipelines operated by the Petroleum and Energy Infrastructures company.“In cooperation with, and under the instructions of, the Environmental Protection Ministry, the company is removing old fuel lines from the sea,” the company said in a statement. “During the work, a flexible pipe was hit and oil spilled into the sea.”It said that, in view of the high chance of a leak occurring, an emergency team had already been on standby together with suitable equipment to deal with a spill, and that the group immediately attended to the problem.“The pipe has been physically blocked so that the leak stopped and most of the fuel was collected,” the company said.The sea protection non-government organization Zalul said the incident should serve as a warning that Israel is not suitably prepared to deal with a major oil spill, Channel 2 reported.“Israel is about to renew the permits for oil and gas drilling, but is not ready to deal with leaks at sea,” Zalul said. “This is a warning sign that testifies to the need to fast-track a law that demands preparation for an emergency with highly skilled professionals, emergency equipment, and adequate budgeting.”
Teen injured in drive-by terror attack released from hospital-Tehila Mark, 14, whose father was killed by Palestinian gunman in shooting, goes home in stable condition-By Times of Israel staff July 5, 2016, 5:26 pm
A teenage girl who was moderately injured in a drive-by terror attack last week in which her father was killed and her mother critically injured, was released from the hospital Tuesday.Tehila Mark, 14, was allowed home from Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. She was said to be in a good and stable condition.Rabbi Miki Mark was driving with his wife and two children on Route 60 south of the West Bank city of Hebron Friday when suspected Palestinian terrorists opened fire on them. The gunfire caused the car to spin out of control and overturn, killing the father of 10.Tehila’s mother Chava Mark was seriously injured in the incident. Tehila and her 15-year-old brother Pedaya were also injured, though Pedaya was not hospitalized.On Sunday, Chava Mark, an Israeli who also holds American citizenship, was brought out of a medically induced coma and resumed breathing independently.As her husband was laid to rest in Jerusalem, Chava came to for the first time since the terror attack. The hospital described her condition as stable.Tehila, who sustained moderate injuries in the shooting, was allowed to leave the hospital by ambulance to attend her father’s burial at the Har Hamenuhot cemetery.A relative read out her eulogy to her father which she was unable to give herself.“We will be strong for you, because I know that’s what you would want,” Tehila said. “God took you because he needs more righteous people. Watch over us from above.”An initial investigation indicated the terrorists passed the Marks’ car with their vehicle near the settlement of Beit Hagai, south of Hebron, then opened fire at them. Officials said over 20 bullet holes were found in the car.On Saturday, the IDF arrested several suspects in the Hebron area as part of the hunt for those responsible for the attack, which was the second deadly assault in the area in as many days.
Court rules Ethiopian-Israeli rabbis were discriminated against-State ordered to pay religious leaders damages and back pay, after they received lower wages for years-By Stuart Winer July 5, 2016, 1:11 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The Beersheba Regional Labor Court on Monday ordered the state to compensate Ethiopian-Israeli rabbis and religious leaders, ruling that they were discriminated against for years by the religious councils on which they serve.Concluding a trial that lasted eight years, the court said each of the 16 plaintiffs should receive NIS 50,000 ($13,000) in damages because they had been paid less well than their non-Ethiopian counterparts and were denied some of their employment rights, Army Radio reported.The court ruled that Ethiopian rabbis and kesim — community priests — are entitled to wages equal to those paid to other neighborhood rabbis. In addition to the compensatory damages, the state was ordered to retroactively pay the rabbis for the difference in wages they had not received during their years of employment.In summing up, the judges noted that “neither the state nor the religious councils presented any evidence regarding the existence of sufficient practical reasons to justify the difference between the wages of the plaintiffs and other neighborhood rabbis’ wages.”Three of the plaintiffs were also told they were entitled to pension plans, which they had not received since they started work.The rabbis’ legal representative, attorney Alex Spinrad, said, “The ruling shows that a stubborn stand on rights, like the one they valiantly took, can sometimes end with a great victory.”Jewish religious services in Israel are provided by rabbis who answer to the state-controlled Chief Rabbinate.Last month the Religious Affairs Ministry temporarily extended the tenure of the chief rabbi of Israel’s Ethiopian community after he was said to be facing dismissal over having protested the Chief Rabbinate’s alleged discrimination against Jews of Ethiopian descent.Reports of the firing of Rabbi Yosef Hadane had drawn criticism, including from Education Minister Naftali Bennett.Issues of alleged discrimination against Israeli-Ethiopians have been raised in other matters, including that of police brutality toward members of the community.On Sunday hundreds of protesters took to central Tel Aviv to demonstrate over police brutality, a year after similar protests resulted in some of the most intense clashes the city has ever seen. Twelve Ethiopian-Israeli protesters were arrested but later released without charges.Many of the protesters were seen wearing shirts and carrying signs demanding justice for Yosef Salamsa, an Ethiopian-Israeli man who committed suicide in 2014, allegedly as a result of police abuse. Earlier this year, investigators announced the criminal investigation into Salamsa’s death would be closed after no evidence of criminal conduct by police officers was uncovered.Salamsa was found dead in a quarry in the northern city of Binyamina in July 2014. Police determined he had committed suicide. Ethiopian-Israeli community activists said Salamsa was the victim of repeated abuse by officers, a factor that may have contributed to his suicide.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
Kenya president vows to help Israel strengthen Africa ties-Hosting Netanyahu in Nairobi, Uhuru Kenyatta promises to back Israeli bid to regain observer status in African Union, says warmer relations vital in war against terrorism-By Raphael Ahren July 5, 2016, 3:29 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
NAIROBI, Kenya – Fourteen years after Israel was booted out, Kenya is backing Israel’s bid to regain observer status at the African Union, the country’s president announced Tuesday.“We believe that there is need for us as a continent once again to reengage Israel on a more positive basis, with an understanding that our partnership can help make this world that much more secure,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Nairobi State House.“This is something that Kenya will continue to push, to see how Israel can regain her observer position at the African Union. I believe that this is not just good for Kenya. It is good for Africa. It is good for global peace. It is good for partnership,” said the president.Strengthened Israel-African cooperation is important for both sides, Kenyatta went on, adding that while some countries on the continent have had tense relations with the Jewish state, current global challenges obligate African countries to reassess their position.“We think that the world has changed,” the Kenyan president said. “Global problems that we now share are different than what they were some 30 years ago. And we need to partner with each other. We need to deal with the security threats we have together.”Israel was kicked out of the African Union in 2002 at the behest of Libya. Recent efforts to have Israel rejoin the group failed, due to objections from South Africa and others. The AU, based in Addis Ababa and currently comprising 54 African countries, is an organization dedicated to promoting cooperation among its members.The single biggest challenge facing not just Kenya and Africa but the entire world, said Kenyatta, is terrorism committed by “deranged people who believe in no religion.”“It would be foolhardy for one to sit back and say that, faced with those challenges, Kenya and Africa cannot engage in Israel in this particular issue. That’s like an ostrich burying its head in the sand,” he declared.Kenyatta went on: “The importance is not for Israel to be recognized by the African Union. (Rather), it is critical for us to be able to partner with all those who see this as a challenge and with whom we share a common position… That’s why I strongly believe it is critical for us to reevaluate our relations with the State of Israel, given the challenges we on the African continent especially are faced with today.”Netanyahu, who is the first sitting Israeli prime minister to visit Kenya, thanked Kenyatta for advocating Israel’s return to the union, saying the president’s words were “very important.”Regaining observer status at the African Union “has very great significance for us,” Netanyahu said. “Africa is a continent with 54 countries. The possibility of changing their position and their attitude toward Israel is a strategic change in Israel’s international standing.”The nascent African-Israel rapprochement is already resonating on the continent, the prime minister added, “but it will have a very big resonance in the future of Israel’s international relations in our effort to make a very large number of countries support Israel.”In their remarks, both Kenyatta and Netanyahu mentioned Kenya’s role in Israel’s Operation Entebbe 40 years ago.“As a country, we stood with Israel both in practice and in principle,” the Kenyan leader said, recalling that “many of our people were subsequently killed in Uganda by Idi Amin as a result of the support that we gave.”After terrorists hijacked an Air France plane to Entebbe, Uganda, in June 1976, Israeli special forces launched a spectacular rescue operation. On their way back from Entebbe, the Israeli plane landed in Kenya to refuel.“We remember Kenya’s assistance in the rescue mission in Entebbe,” Netanyahu said, a day after he marked the rescue — at which his brother Yonatan, head of the Sayeret Matkal commando team that carried out the operation, was the only Israeli military fatality — at a ceremony at Entebbe airport. “Our pilots landed here afterwards, and in retrospect we know that was not merely an act to save innocent Israeli hostages, but it was an act that dealt a devastating blow to international terror at the time.”Read: How Kenya played a vital, silent role in Entebbe, ‘the most audacious hostage rescue in history’Today, though, said Netanyahu, “we are engaged in the resurfacing of a new form of terrorism that threatens all our countries. And we must join forces.”Earlier Tuesday, Netanyahu laid a wreath at the grave of Kenya’s founder, Yoma Kenyatta, the current president’s father. After their press conference, Netanyahu and Kenyatta were scheduled to attend a forum of African and Israeli businessmen.Nairobi is the second stop on Netanyahu’s historic four-country visit to East Africa, which started Monday in Entebbe. On Wednesday he will visit Rwanda before wrapping up his trip in Ethiopia.
Somalia’s president recently held first-ever meeting with Israeli PM-More talks expected soon, says official close to President Mohamud, leader of East African Muslim country that never recognized Jewish state-By Raphael Ahren July 5, 2016, 3:29 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
NAIROBI, Kenya – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently met with the president of Somalia in a first high-level contact between the two countries, a source close to the Somali leader told The Times of Israel.Israel does not have diplomatic relations with the East African nation, which has a population of some 11 million. Somalia, a mostly Sunni Muslim country and a member of the Arab League, has never recognized the State of Israel.Two weeks ago, a report on the Caasimada Online, a news website operated by journalists opposed to the Somali regime, stated that President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and three other Somali officials came to Tel Aviv on a short visit and met there with Netanyahu and other Israeli officials.A senior official close to Mohamud confirmed to The Times of Israel that the meeting took place, though the official could not say whether it was held in Tel Aviv.Another meeting between the two leaders is planned for the near future, the senior official said.The source said there was also a lower-level official meeting in Jerusalem in December, involving representatives from the Israeli economy ministry and officials from Somalia.Mohamud, who took office in 2012, is considered by some to be a reformer. In 2013, he was featured in Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. “The leader of Somalia’s first constitutional government in 20 years, President Mohamud symbolizes an increasingly confident Africa that is shedding its long history of strife and moving toward greater stability and prosperity,” Rwandan President Paul Kagame wrote at the time.Israeli officials on Tuesday refused to comment on the matter. Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold said he could neither confirm or deny it.Netanyahu is currently on a tour through four countries in Eastern Africa, including Kenya and Ethiopia, which borders Somalia.
Turkey rules out Egypt thaw despite diplomatic blitz-Erdogan, irked at Cairo’s crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood, says ‘context’ is different from Israel, Russia-By AFP July 5, 2016, 4:38 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday ruled out a reconciliation with Egypt, despite a diplomatic blitz that has seen Ankara mend fences with Russia and Israel.Ties between Turkey and Egypt ruptured in 2013 after the military ousted elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a close ally of Erdogan’s AKP government.Observers had suggested a rapprochement may be on the cards after last week saw Turkey restore ties with Russia and Israel following bitter diplomatic rows, seeking to boost trade and shore up its regional clout.But Erdogan said Tuesday that a thaw with Egypt’s “oppressive regime” should not be expected any time soon.“The context with Egypt is different from the approaches undertaken with Russia and Israel,” the Turkish strongman told journalists in comments cited by Dogan news agency.He stressed that Turkey’s dispute was with Egypt’s government, not its people, and repeated his condemnation of the crackdown on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.“Sentences handed down to Morsi and his friends have been based on fabrications,” he said.“These people are our brothers, we cannot accept these decisions by an oppressive regime.”Erdogan has previously condemned the “coup” against Morsi, and in a show of solidarity at rallies he often uses a four-finger hand gesture known as “Rabia” — seen as a symbol of the Muslim Brotherhood.Saudi Arabia, an increasingly close Turkish ally that is one of the main backers of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, is keen to see the two nations reconcile.
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