Thursday, September 01, 2016
ISRAELS WEST BANK GOVERNING BODY OKS 466 SETTLEMENT HOMES.
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
Israel’s West Bank governing body okays 466 settlement homes-Planning committee approves new units in several communities, retroactively legalizes 179 homes in Ofarim-By Times of Israel staff and AFP August 31, 2016, 1:36 pm
Israel’s governing body in the West Bank approved the construction of 466 new housing units in a slew of settlements on Wednesday.Construction in the settlements of Elkana, Ofarim, Beit Aryeh, Givat Ze’ev and Har Gilo was approved by the Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee, which had been convened at the insistence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Army Radio reported.Two projects involving nearly 80 units in the settlements of Nofim and Efrat were dropped.The largest single bloc, in the settlement of Elkana, east of Tel Aviv, entails the construction of 234 housing units.The move by the Civil Administration helped the housing units pass an intermediary hurdle on the way to breaking ground.And 179 illegally constructed units in the West Bank settlement of Ofarim, north of Ramallah, were retroactively approved.Just earlier this week a UN envoy rapped Israel for a “surge” in settlement construction in the two months since the diplomatic Quartet called for a halt to the construction of Jewish outposts on Palestinian land. Nickolay Mladenov’s statement was rejected by an Israeli government spokesman.In a much-awaited report, the Quartet — the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations — had urged Israel to stop building settlements and called on the Palestinians to cease incitement to violence.But Mladenov, the UN coordinator for the Middle East peace process, acknowledged that the appeal had fallen on deaf ears.“Its recommendations continue to be ignored, including by a surge in Israeli settlement-related announcements and continuing demolitions,” Mladenov told the Security Council.The Quartet report was to serve as the basis for reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, which has been comatose since a US initiative collapsed in April 2014.The international community has been expressing growing alarm regarding construction of Jewish settlements on land earmarked for a future Palestinian state, which some see as killing off prospects for a peace deal based on the two-state solution.Since July 1, Israeli has advanced plans for over 1,000 housing units in East Jerusalem and 735 units in the West Bank, Mladenov said.
US ‘deeply concerned’ by Israeli settlement decision-Continued construction undermines two-state solution, says White House after Jerusalem announces 466 new homes-By AFP August 31, 2016, 8:37 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
WASHINGTON, United States — The United States rebuked Israel on Wednesday over what it said was its accelerated building of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank in the face of mounting international concern.“This significant expansion of the settlement activity poses a serious and growing threat to the viability of a two state solution,” President Barack Obama’s spokesman Josh Earnest said.“We are particularly troubled by the policy of retroactively approving illegal outposts and unauthorized settlements,” he added, briefing reporters aboard Air Force One en route for China.The US response came after earlier in the day Israel’s governing body in the West Bank approved the construction of 466 new housing units in a slew of settlements.Washington has long been concerned that Israel’s building on occupied Palestinian land is undermining hopes for a Middle East peace deal, but Wednesday’s warning was unusually strongly worded.An official said Israel’s actions ran counter to the advice laid out by the Middle East Quartet, a contact group comprising the United Nations, European Union, Russia and the United States.“We are deeply concerned by the government of Israel’s announcement today to advance plans for over 500 new settlement units in the West Bank,” a senior official told AFP on condition of anonymity.The United States has urged Israel and the Palestinians to “take meaningful steps” to build trust, but Israel has instead promoted the building of thousands of new settlement homes.“These policies have effectively given the government’s green light for the pervasive advancement of settlement activity in a new and potentially unlimited way,” the senior official added, warning Israel could torpedo peace hopes.“As the Quartet report highlights, we are concerned about a systematic process of land seizures, settlement expansions and legalizations,” he said.This, the official warned, “fundamentally undermines the prospects for a two-state solution and risks entrenching a one-state reality of perpetual occupation and conflict.”Israel has defended its settlement building, arguing that Jews have lived in the West Bank and Jerusalem — the city claimed by both Israel and Palestinians as a capital — for thousands of years.But the US official warned the Israeli government risks undermining its own case with its aggressive settlement program and a “dramatic acceleration” in the demolition of Palestinian buildings.Construction in the settlements of Elkana, Ofarim, Beit Aryeh, Givat Ze’ev and Har Gilo was approved by the Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee, which had been convened at the insistence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Army Radio reported.The largest single bloc, in the settlement of Elkana, east of Tel Aviv, entails the construction of 234 housing units.The move by the Civil Administration helped the housing units pass an intermediary hurdle on the way to breaking ground.And 179 units already constructed in the West Bank settlement of Ofarim, north of Ramallah, were retroactively approved.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
UN test ban head: Israel should ratify treaty within 5 years-[Associated Press]-EDITH M. LEDERER-August 31, 2016-YAHOONEWS
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel should ratify the nuclear test ban treaty within five years — and Iran should also ratify but the timing is uncertain, the head of the U.N. organization established to implement the treaty said Wednesday.Lassina Zerbo said in an interview with The Associated Press that he put no longer than five years as the limit "based on the positive sign that I'm seeing from Israel," where he met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time during a visit in June.He cited the impact of last year's Iran nuclear deal in the Middle East for "creating the confidence-building conditions in the region to help others to move forward."Zerbo said he has met Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif several times and the Iranians participate very actively in the test ban organization."I think in Iran it's a matter of when, and the when will depend on the condition that will be right ... for them to consider the ratification," he said. "The only thing I say as head of the organization is I hope the when is yesterday!"The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, known as the CTBT, has 196 member states — 183 that have signed the treaty and 164 that have ratified it.But the treaty has not entered into force because it still needs ratification by eight countries that had nuclear power reactors or research reactors when the U.N. General Assembly adopted it in 1996: the United States, China, Iran, Israel, Egypt, India, Pakistan and North Korea.This year is the 20th anniversary of the treaty and Zerbo was at U.N. headquarters for a panel organized by the General Assembly to mark Wednesday's International Day Against Nuclear Tests.The Obama administration supports a worldwide ban on nuclear testing but hasn't ratified the treaty because it doesn't have the votes in the Republican-controlled Senate. China also reaffirmed its commitment to the treaty at Wednesday's meeting, but didn't say when it might ratify, Zerbo said.He said Pakistan has shown leadership recently, talking about a "bilateral moratorium with India" on nuclear testing. "They're waiting for a response from India," he said.North Korea, the only nation that has tested nuclear weapons in the 21st century, was the only country of the eight key nations whose ratifications are needed to boycott Wednesday's General Assembly meeting. While its seat was empty, its underground explosions were criticized by Japan and others.Zerbo said he advocate reopening a dialogue with North Korea "one way or another," stressing that nothing has stopped Pyongyang from carrying out nuclear tests and firing ballistic missiles."What I'm thinking is how can we get them to adhere to a moratorium on nuclear testing as an immediate and first step to denuclearization," he said. "We have to find the means to do that."Zerbp said he thinks there's an opportunity to open a dialogue with North Korea, similar to the six-party talks with Iran that led to last year's nuclear deal, and possibly using the six-party talks aimed at negotiating the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula which Pyongyang pulled out of in 2008.He said one-on-one talks with countries close to North Korea can lead to wider international discussions because "it's the only way we can get them to stop."
Israel ‘at risk of civil war,’ says ex-Mossad chief-Internal threat ‘more worrying’ than external one, warns Tamir Pardo; complains some Israelis ‘more interested in emphasizing what divides than what unites’-By Sue Surkes August 30, 2016, 9:47 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israeli society is heading for civil war and the country must take steps to counter it, former Mossad chief Tamir Pardo warned Tuesday in his first public remarks since stepping down as the spy agency director in January.“The internal threat must worry us more than the external threat,” he told a press conference in the northern Druze town of Daliyat al-Carmel.“If a divided society goes beyond a certain point, you can end up, in extreme circumstances, with phenomena like civil war. To my regret, the distance [until we reach that point] is shrinking. I fear that we are going in that direction,” Pardo said.There was more to unite than divide, Pardo told reporters, as he promoted an event next month to commemorate fallen soldiers from the Druze community. But, he added, some people in Israel sought the intensity that came with division, and “there are some for whom it’s comfortable to emphasize that which divides and not that which unites. I can’t put my finger on a group or a leader. It exists within all the country’s groups.”Some wished to impose their own ways upon others, he added, and this was doomed to fail.Asked whether the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was solvable, Pardo replied in the affirmative, adding that a two-state solution would ultimately be implemented.Pardo said the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to region-wide peace in the Middle East, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution.With peace efforts with the Palestinians stalled for more than two years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instead sought to cultivate alliances across the Arab world. In addition to the decades-old peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, Netanyahu frequently boasts of what he calls strong behind-the-scenes contacts with moderate Sunni countries, presumably Saudi Arabia and smaller Gulf states.But Pardo said these ties cannot develop further without progress with the Palestinians.“In my opinion, we won’t be able to reach any agreement with any country beyond what we have now if we don’t solve the Palestinian issue,” he said.He noted that Netanyahu has endorsed the idea of establishing an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. “I think he is right and I think he needs to follow that path,” Pardo said.Although Netanyahu says he supports a two-state solution, he has given few details on where the Palestinian state would be formed. The Palestinians accuse Israel of sabotaging peace hopes by expanding settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem — captured territories where they hope to establish their state. Netanyahu has demanded the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state.Dozens of former Israeli commanders have urged Netanyahu to push harder to resolve the Palestinian issue, saying the continued occupation of millions of Palestinians endangers the country’s democracy.Many have accused him of mishandling the matter, though Pardo’s vague comments stopped short of doing so.Netanyahu’s office declined comment.Pardo also criticized the Avigdor Liberman-led Defense Ministry for comparing last year’s nuclear deal with Iran with the Munich Agreement signed by the European powers with Nazi Germany in 1938. History did not repeat itself, he said, adding that it was wrong to compare events that had taken place at such different times.
Ex-IDF general: We have elevated occupation to an ‘art form’-Maj. Gen. (res.) Gadi Shamni, former top commander of IDF forces in West Bank, asks at security conference if ‘this is what we want to be’-By Times of Israel staff August 31, 2016, 11:37 pm
A former head of the IDF’s Central Command, Maj. Gen. (res.) Gadi Shamni on Wednesday criticized the political echelons for the occupation of Palestinian territories, saying it prevents the army from preparing for genuine threats.The army’s Central Command is responsible for an area that includes the West Bank.“We have elevated the occupation to an art form,” Shamni told a conference at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. “We are the world champions of occupation. I was GOC Central Command, a general [in Hebrew, also “champion”] of the occupation. And I’m asking, is this what we want to be? Every step we take should stem from one strategic goal — separation from the Palestinians.”Shamni led the IDF’s Central Command in the years 2007-2009 and left the army in 2012.“The IDF is busy controlling a population of 2.5 million civilians [which] diverts the army from its primary function. The IDF is having trouble preparing for the threats facing it. The army’s ethics and capabilities are drained and it becomes a punching bag for politicians.”“Israel will never agree to an arrangement that doesn’t answer its security needs,” Shamni asserted, speaking on a panel alongside other former IDF generals at a conference put on by the IDC’s Institute for Policy and Strategy in Herzliya. “The only acceptable solution is an agreed-upon separation from the Palestinians.”Turning to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Shamni said that even if Hamas were to give up its weapons, it would take years until there could be open passage through Israeli territory between Gaza and the West Bank.“The path toward including Gaza in an [Israeli-Palestinian peace] framework is far off and dependent on [Hamas] accepting conditions it will not prepared [to accept] in the foreseeable future,” he said.
US appeals court tosses out $654 million verdict against PLO-Judges say they lack jurisdiction to rule on terror attacks in Israel because they were not aimed at Americans-By Larry Neumeister August 31, 2016, 9:04 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
NEW YORK (AP) — A US appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a $654 million jury verdict against the Palestine Liberation Organization for terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded Americans, saying the US courts lack jurisdiction because the attacks were random and not aimed at the United States.The United States government said last year that the case threatened to financially destabilize the Palestinian government and harm the region.Wednesday’s written decision by the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the attacks in 2002 and 2004, which killed 33 people and wounded hundreds more, were “unquestionably horrific.” But the three-judge panel said they were fortuitous and “not expressly aimed at the United States.”The decision, written by US District Judge John G. Koeltl, who was sitting on the court temporarily, said offices maintained by the PLO and Palestinian Authority in Washington were used to promote the Palestinian cause in speeches and media appearances and to retain a lobbying firm. It said those purposes were insufficient to give US courts jurisdiction over the groups for random attacks abroad.“It’s a very surprising ruling,” said Robert Tolchin, an attorney for families of Americans killed or injured in the attacks.He said the decision provides “a free pass for terrorists” to kill Americans overseas. Lawyers, he added, were considering appeals options.Gassan A. Baloul, an attorney for the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization, said: “We are very gratified that the court fully accepted our clients’ consistent position that the PA and the PLO are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States courts in these matters.”The ruling pertained to a February 2015 jury award of $218 million to Americans in a case that relied on the Anti-Terrorism Act, which allows victims of US-designated foreign terrorist organizations to seek compensation for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and other hardship. The award was automatically tripled under the law.In court papers after the jury verdict, a US government official urged a judge to consider the impact of a bond requirement in the case, saying the United States has provided billions of dollars to strengthen Palestinian institutions, promote security in the West Bank, expand Palestinian economic growth, and help create conditions for peace.The official wrote that depriving the Palestinian Authority of a significant portion of its revenues could cause it to collapse, which would undermine several decades of US foreign policy, add a new destabilizing factor to the region and compromise national security.A Justice Department spokesman declined comment Wednesday on the 2nd Circuit ruling.
Surprise as ‘Lebanese’ plane lands in Israel-Boeing 737 with ‘Wings of Lebanon’ logo arouses curiosity at Ben Gurion airport, turns out to be Turkish-By Times of Israel staff August 31, 2016, 5:04 pm
An unlikely sight greeted employees and travelers at Israel’s largest international airport Wednesday: a plane that appeared to have come from Lebanon, a country with which Israel is still in a state of war.The Boeing 737 was on the tarmac at Ben Gurion airport bearing the name and colors of the Wings of Lebanon airline.Rumors of visiting Lebanese dignitaries or a secret meeting circulated in the airport, Ynet reported.“I rubbed my eyes and thought I was dreaming,” said one airport worker. “I couldn’t understand what was going on. I looked at the passengers but everything seemed completely fine. Then I realized that nothing dramatic was going on.”It turned out there was a straightforward explanation for the strange sight. The passenger plane is operated by a Turkish airline that regularly flies to Israel, and also lends planes to the Lebanese airline whose brand was painted on its side.The plane in question had come from Antalya in Turkey, and belonged to the Turkish company Tailwind Airlines, which runs regular flights to Israel.The airline leases seven Boeing 737s from AerCap, and has owned the 17-year-old plane seen Wednesday since January 2015. Tailwind, in turn, has been leasing the plane to the Wings of Lebanon airline since June 2016. It is not clear why the airline switched planes in Antalya and sent the usually-Lebanon-bound plane to Israel.The plane returned to Antalya in the afternoon on its regularly scheduled flight.
Challenging autopsy, Hebron shooter claims assailant was already dead-Attorneys for Elor Azaria present pathologist report saying incapacitated Palestinian attacker was not alive when the soldier fired the bullet-By Raoul Wootliff September 1, 2016, 12:43 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Attorneys defending an IDF soldier accused of manslaughter for his shooting dead of a disarmed and injured Palestinian stabber earlier this year have presented new evidence challenging the army’s autopsy of the assailant and claiming he was already dead when he was shot in the head by the soldier.A report produced by former chief pathologist at the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine, Yehuda Hiss, says that Abdel Fattah al-Sharif was already dead when Azaria fired the bullet.“It is reasonable to assume that the death of the deceased was caused by a severe breathing problem coupled with a lack of air supply to the heart and brain after two bullets pieced his right lung.” Hiss wrote, according to Israel Radio. “The bullet struck his head, almost certainly, after he was already dead.”Hiss claims that footage showing Sharif’s hands moving may have been an involuntary reflex.Sharif and another assailant stabbed and wounded one soldier in Hebron in March before troops opened fire on them, wounding Sharif and killing the second attacker.Graphic footage from the scene showed Sharif wounded but apparently alive several minutes later. Then Azaria could be seen arriving and shooting him in the head. Azaria was arrested, with rights groups labeling his action a summary execution.-Warning: Graphic content-Azaria has pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter, with his attorneys last week telling the court their client suspected there were explosives on Sharif’s person and that he posed an immediate threat to soldiers at the scene.The defense’s latest claims challenge an army autopsy that established Shaif was not dead when he was shot.In June court proceedings, pathologist Hadas Gipes testified that the injured terrorist’s “heart was still pumping when the bullet went through his head. Blood was still reaching the area [of the wound] and filled the blood vessels. If the heart pumps, that means [he] was still alive.“With immediate medical attention the terrorist would almost certainly have remained alive. Even without medical treatment it is likely the deceased would have stayed alive,” said Gipes.Azaria’s defense attorneys have indicated they could seek to exhume and reexamine the body.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
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