Friday, September 30, 2016
WORLD LEADERS TO ATTEND TODAYS SHIMON PERES FUNERAL IN JERUSALEM.
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
Obama,WORLD LEADERS TO ATTEND PERES'S FUNERAL IN JERUSALEM-SEPT 29,16-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL-German, Canadian, French and Australian heads of state, along with Britain’s Prince Charles, also set to fly to Israel for Friday event; late president’s body to lie in state at the Knesset Thursday-By Raphael Ahren September 28, 2016, 10:02 am
Israeli authorities geared up for the funeral of the country’s ninth president, Shimon Peres, who died early Wednesday morning at the age of 93.US President Barack Obama would attend the Friday event, the Foreign Ministry said, along with Secretary of State John Kerry. Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will also take a break from campaigning to attend the funeral with her husband, former president Bill Clinton, the ministry said. However, Clinton’s campaign reportedly later clarified that she would not be attending.In addition, Britain’s Prince Charles, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed their attendance.A spokesperson for the Catholic Church in Israel dispelled rumors that Pope Francis would attend.Also named as attendees were the president of Togo, Faure Gnassingbé; the president of Romania, Klaus Iohannis; and Her Royal Highness Beatrix of the Netherlands.A former aide to Peres said his body would lie in state at the Knesset from Thursday morning before the state funeral, at Mount Herzl, the country’s national cemetery, in Jerusalem.Yona Bartal, his former aide, told Channel 10 that the plans were in line with Peres’s wishes.Ben Gurion Airport was gearing up to receive the many world leaders, guests and journalists who are expected to arrive for the funeral. Workers were preparing additional parking areas for the increased number of airplanes that will arrive.Meanwhile, the Education Ministry instructed schools throughout the country to dedicate an hour Wednesday morning to talk about Peres’s life and deeds.Peres died in his sleep at around 3 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Rafi Walden, his personal physician who is also his son-in-law, told AFP.News of Peres’s stroke earlier this month sent shockwaves through the country, which feared the imminent loss of the last surviving link to its founding fathers.Over a seven-decade career, the elder statesman of Israeli politics and one of the country’s most admired symbols has held virtually every senior political office, including two stints as prime minister and extended terms as foreign, defense and finance minister. He won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in reaching an interim peace agreement with the Palestinians.Long a divisive personality in politics, Peres finally became one of Israel’s most popular public figures in his later years.Times of Israel staff and news agencies contributed to this report.
Mahmoud Abbas intends to attend Shimon Peres’s funeral-Palestinian leader contacts Israeli officials to coordinate attendance at Jerusalem ceremony with PA delegation; other Arab heads expected to skip service-By Avi Issacharoff and Raoul Wootliff September 29, 2016, 3:21 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas intends to attend Shimon Peres’s funeral in Jerusalem tomorrow, at the head of a PA delegation, he told Israeli authorities Thursday.Abbas’s office contacted the head of COGAT, Israel’s civilian authority in the Palestinian territories, Yoav Mordechai, to coordinate the president’s attendance, a COGAT statement said.A senior Palestinian official confirmed that Abbas was seeking to attend the funeral.The official says Abbas wanted to “send a strong message to Israeli society that the Palestinians are for peace, and appreciate the efforts of peaceful men like Shimon Peres.”Abbas will be joined by a delegation comprising senior negotiator Saeb Erekat, Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh, security chief Majid Faraj and Muhammad Al-Madani, who heads up relations with Israelis. Former Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qurei may also attend.The PA’s official news agency Wafa reported Wednesday afternoon that Abbas had sent a condolence letter to Peres’s family, following the death of the former president at the age of 93.Abbas expressed his “sadness and sorrow,” and wrote that “Peres was a partner in making the brave peace with the martyr Yasser Arafat and prime minister (Yitzhak) Rabin.” He added that Peres “made unremitting efforts to reach a lasting peace from the Oslo agreement until the final moments of his life.”Leaders of Arab states are likely to be noticeably absent from Peres’s Friday funeral, which is set to be attended by dozens of prime ministers, presidents and dignitaries from around the world.Peres was a key architect of the Oslo Accords, which were meant to pave the way toward Palestinian statehood. In his later years as president, he was seen as an ardent peace activist and worked to foster ties between Israel and the Arab world, including reportedly holding secret peace talks with Abbas in 2011.Among those planning to attend the funeral at Mount Herzl are US President Barack Obama, US Secretary of State John Kerry, French President Francois Hollande, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, German President Joachim Gauck, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, former British prime minister David Cameron and Britain’s Prince Charles.Egyptian media reported late Wednesday that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi would send his foreign minister Sameh Shoukry to represent Egypt at the funeral, and that Sissi had yet to decide whether he would attend, but there was no immediate official confirmation of Shoukry’s attendance.Jordan’s King Abdullah has yet to comment on the former Israeli president’s death, and there was silence, too, from other Arab capitals, in an echo of the “old” Middle East peace that Peres sought so fervently to change.AP contributed to this report.
A pyre of words for a giant of a man-The death of Shimon Peres unleashes an avalanche of remembrances, from intensely intimate to warmly detached, and they say as much about ourselves as about the late leader-By Joshua Davidovich September 29, 2016, 3:06 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
There’s a small corner of Israel’s print media Thursday morning, bathed in white on page 2 of Haaretz: a cartoon by Amos Biderman showing Shimon Peres walking up to heaven, where David Ben-Gurion, Yitzhak Rabin and Golda Meir are waiting for him. “We started to think you would never come,” Ben-Gurion quips. The scene is cutesy, maybe even a little funny, and sad, but in a nice way, all those emotions over the passing of the country’s ninth president wrapped in a spare 3×5 box, nestled into the avalanche of words that began to pour forth upon Peres’s death early Wednesday.Can enough be said about Peres, one of its greatest leaders, a founder who kept striving for peace and for Israel well past his 90th birthday? Can too much be said about him? The funeral pyre of eulogies, memorials and remembrances that make up the near-singular focus of the Israeli press Thursday, a full day after he died, at least raises the question, if not answers it outright.Even the most devoted student of Peres would have a hard time wading through every single article written about him from intensely intimate personal memories to warmly detached musings. Yet the pure volume of words amid the jostle for everyone to give their two cents, to pay their last respects, is a testament to one singular fact: Shimon Peres touched a lot of people.By Thursday morning, some Internet news outlets were already transitioning from the immediate postmortem honeymoon — when no ill is spoken of the dead — to the hot takes and cool takedowns of some of what Peres did, asking if all the lionization is befitting.But there is little of that in the print press, a product of Wednesday’s still-raw emotions, with heartfelt commentaries, remembrances and eulogies on nearly every page accompanying news reports of funeral plans and reactions from family, friends and local politicians as well as world leaders.Yedioth Ahronoth’s front page eschews the black background that has become de rigeur for major obituaries, instead suffusing its front page with light, using a picture of Peres releasing doves while surrounded by children in a meadow on a sun-dappled day. The picture is a caricature in some ways, sure, but it is also an excellent embodiment of the Shimon Peres we want to remember, the Shimon Peres we do remember.But what the picture cannot telegraph is the sadness over his passing, the twinge of bitterness left after a full life that had its fair share of challenges, and that is where the words come in.“A lot of people speak about Pere’s optimism. Boundless optimism. Really, behind this optimism was the stubborn hope that understanding, words and courage could change reality. Sometimes this was a naïve hope, but it’s a thousand times better than salty cynicism,” writes novelist Amoz Oz in Yedioth, telling of how any time he tried to ask Peres about the past he would only want to talk about the future. “Indeed the man was a dreamer par excellence, both innocent and sophisticated, but his dreams came true many more times than the skepticism of others. Maybe being a dreamer is a recipe for a tough life, but there’s nothing to envy in one who has lost the ability to dream. The man was full of curiosity, busting with curiosity, and I love him.”Likewise in Israel Hayom, opposition leader Isaac Herzog pens a column recalling Peres as someone who was larger than life, both in his dreams and what he did to build the country.“Shimon was a man who knew how to tell the story of Israel with large drama and with small details. His stories were always captivating and would cause the listener to understand that the Zionist enterprise was built stone by stone. He knew how to instill in the boy or girl he was talking to the immense appreciation he fully expressed for the marvel known as the State of Israel,” he writes. “I will carry with me forever that same amazement, the same love, the same higher commitment to its security and well-being, and continue to walk in his way in the hopes of having the merit to make his dreams and vision a reality.”If that sounded like a political stump speech for Herzog, it’s not the only one. Indeed the papers are filled with reports of reactions from fellow politicians and world leaders looking to both honor Peres and latch onto his legacy.But while Peres as a founding father, as a man who worked himself to the bone for the distant dream of peace and coexistence is beyond questioning, the ups and downs of his seven-decade political career is ever present in many of the obituaries and memorials in the papers.In Haaretz, obituary writer Ofer Aderet writes that “his life was woven between Dimona and Oslo,” a reference to his work to create Israel’s reported nuclear program as well as to forge peace with the Palestinians.Picking up the thread, analyst Chemi Shalev also writes of Peres’s contradictions, and of the fact that the remembrances now and his unparalleled standing in his later years were an aberration.“Peres was abundantly rich in contradictions. It made him fruitful and fascinating, complicated instead of straightforward, multilayered rather than direct. It was his greatest strength but also his biggest weakness. Throughout most of his life, the Israeli public shied away from Peres’ complexity. It was misinterpreted as a sign of deviousness and even corruption. It sparked fear and hostility, before these emotions evolved, in the twilight of his life, to appreciation and admiration,” he writes. “In his latter years, Peres was Israel’s fig leaf. The man who was always depicted as a foreign entity miraculously metamorphosed into a poster boy for the Zionist entity. He was the Israel that everyone wanted it to be, rather than the country that actually is. He epitomized an innovative, forward-looking, peace-seeking cosmopolitanism, an Israel that is a member in good standing in the international community, a beacon onto the nations rather than a recalcitrant occupier and subjugator of the Palestinians. He was unappreciated and undermined, by Israeli politicians as well as American Jewish leaders, when he needed help and was in a position to make history; he was embraced and placed on a pedestal only when it made no difference at all.”Shalev and some others at Haaretz, though, are pretty much alone in putting cracks in the hagiography-sodden landscape. Even Israel Hayom’s Boaz Bismuth, sitting across an ideological divide from Peres, writes of his appreciation for him. The column is strange in that it’s not really about Peres, but in many ways it’s still about Israel and its contradictions in dealing with a man like him.“I learned to appreciate Shimon Peres, like many others, with the years. It didn’t come automatically,” he writes, telling of his love for Menachem Begin and how as an ambassador to Mauritania he was only able to find three journalists from there willing to meet with Peres. “Peres believed in peace, but our neighbors not so much… In a Middle East so violent and bloodied, Peres taught us that despite everything, one can and should dream. Thank you Shimon Peres. It took us time, but we, the generation of Begin, salute you.”Yet despite all the eulogies and the tales of his work from Europe to Dimona to the peace accords, it’s easy to forget that he was just a man, a man with feelings and emotions, and perhaps his greatest trait was that he seemed larger than life when he actually was not. He was human, he was just like us and he showed us what we could be as well. Sometimes, as Yitzhak Rabin’s son Yuval Rabin writes in Yedioth, he was just a friend.“He and my father were two giants cut from material not seen today. People who knew how to make decisions and do the right thing, even if it was not popular. Entebbe, Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize, and the rally in the square where they sang ‘Shir shel shalom’ – of all the events and stories, the one moment that comes to my mind is Peres’s meeting with my mother in October 2000. This was just a few months before she passed, and I remember him sitting next to her and speaking with her about worries for the future of the state. And I, standing on the side, saw how large he was. Despite all the history, the tensions and disagreements with my father, he made sure to come and visit with my mom and keep in touch. Now, dozens of years after those tensions, arguments and joint work, the two leaders will be able to lie side by side in the restful forever.”
Hamas calls for ‘Day of Rage’ during Peres funeral-Terror group says ‘Palestinian people are very happy’ at former president’s death, calling it ‘a new phase of weakness’ for Israel-By Times of Israel staff and AP September 28, 2016, 8:13 pm
The Hamas terror group urged Palestinians to hold a “Day of Rage” on Friday, coinciding with the state funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, which will be held in Jerusalem on that day.The call is meant to mark the one-year anniversary of the beginning of a wave of terror attacks, including stabbings and car-rammings throughout the West Bank and in Jerusalem, that launched in September 2015.Hamas’s call follows a Wednesday statement by the group’s spokesman in Gaza that expressed happiness at Peres’s death.A spokesman for the group, Sami Abu Zuhri, told AP on Wednesday that “the Palestinian people are very happy at the passing of this criminal who caused their blood to shed.”He added, “Shimon Peres was the last remaining Israeli official who founded the occupation, and his death is the end of a phase in the history of this occupation and the beginning of a new phase of weakness.”Hamas is sworn to the destruction of Israel. In 2007, it routed forces loyal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and took over the Gaza Strip.Later Wednesday, Abbas, however, expressed sadness over Peres’s death.In a statement, Abbas said he has sent a condolence letter to Peres’s family expressing “sorrow and sympathy.”He called Peres a partner in reaching a “peace of the brave” with the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. The three men shared the 1994 Nobel Peace prize for reaching the Oslo interim peace accord.Abbas said Peres “exerted persistent efforts to reach a just peace from the Oslo agreement until the final moments of his life.”
A back-dated deal with a toppled French PM: How Peres secured Israel’s nuclear deterrent-The tale of Paris’s consent to build a plutonium reactor for the Jewish state 60 years ago illustrates the indefatigable young Shimon Peres’s capacity for achieving the seemingly impossible-By Mitch Ginsburg September 29, 2016, 12:17 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
In late September 1957, Israel was set to sign an agreement with France. The French Atomic Energy Commission, after four years of negotiations, had agreed to provide Israel with a plutonium reactor. All that was needed in order to cement the deal was the signature of the French foreign minister and his prime minister.What happened during the next 24 hours, as documented in Michael Bar-Zohar’s Hebrew biography of Shimon Peres, “Phoenix,” seems to epitomize the political suavity and steely tenacity of Israel’s ninth president.His first stop on Monday morning, September 30, was at the office of Pierre Guillaumat, the head of France’s Atomic Energy Commission and an avid supporter of Israel. He told Peres what he already knew: the deal could only be finalized with the government’s approval, and the government was teetering on the edge of collapse.Peres hurried to the office of Foreign Minister Christian Pineau, the main opponent of the deal. Pineau promptly told Peres what he’d told Israeli foreign minister Golda Meir a few days prior. He wanted to help but couldn’t; the Americans would be livid if they found out and might impose sanctions on France that would cripple its own dawning nuclear capacity. Moreover, the agreement could induce the Soviet Union to arm Egypt with nuclear weapons.Peres had come prepared. The reactor was for peaceful purposes, he said. If that ever was to change, Israel would consult with France first. Also, he said, who was to say the Soviet Union wouldn’t introduce nuclear weapons to Egypt on its own accord? Then what would the West do? Pineau agreed and Peres urged him to call the prime minister. Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury did not answer and so Peres convinced Pineau to dictate the terms of their agreement to his secretary. The two of them signed the paper, and then Peres convinced him that he — a foreign national — would ferry the paper to the prime minister of France.All that was needed now was Bourgès-Maunoury’s signature. Peres went to his office and waited. The hours passed. Afternoon turned to evening. Several rounds of whiskey were sent to the office but as midnight approached Peres realized two things: he would not likely see the prime minister that evening, and the prime minister, who was stuck in parliament, was likely being defeated in a no-confidence vote.The next morning Israeli prime minister David Ben-Gurion wrote in his diary that the French government had fallen over a vote about Algeria and that Peres’s trip to Paris was likely “for naught.”He did not know that Peres had secured the prime minister’s oral agreement late that night and that at nine in the morning Peres was seated in Bourgès-Maunoury’s office. The French prime minister had not slept, Bar-Zohar writes, and his eyes were red. He was no longer the prime minister of France. He had no authority to sign an agreement on behalf of the Fourth Republic. But with Peres’s encouragement he signed his consent, authorizing the agreement on a piece of paper that held the previous day’s date.And in that way the seed of Israel’s deterrent power was planted.Years later Peres summed up the backroom drama. He told Bar-Zohar, “This date or that, what does it matter? Of what [significance] is that between friends?”
Rosh Hashanah fruit is in focus for food bank-Leket, which organizes volunteers to pick crops for the needy, trains its eye on apples, pomegranates and carambolas for the New Year-By Jessica Steinberg September 29, 2016, 1:50 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Leket, the crop-picking and food donation organization, is all about new fruit at this time of year.While Leket’s teams of volunteers usually harvest anything from potatoes to lemons, at this time of year it’s mainly about the apples. And pomegranates.Leket — the Hebrew word for gleaning or gathering produce from the fields — chooses the fruits and vegetables it picks based on the needs of the groups that receive its produce, as well as the farmers who need help in harvesting their crops.For much of the year, its volunteers pick the vegetables that make up the classic Israeli salad, such as cucumber, tomato and onion.There are, however, special requests, such as apples before Rosh Hashanah, as well as pomegranates and carambola aka starfruit, which are often used as the “new fruit” eaten during the New Year.This September, the food bank helped out Golan Heights farmers, the growers of many of Israel’s apples, and picked 300 tons of apples that will be provided to 140,000 families in need over the holiday. An average day of apple-picking yields about three tons of the fruit.For pomegranates, they gathered 300 kilograms of yellow carambola from a moshav near Ra’anana, providing 150 families with the unusual ridged fruit that resembles a star when it’s sliced across.
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