Friday, October 07, 2016
ISRAEL REJECTS US CRITICISM,SAYS NO NEW SETTLEMENTS PLANNED.
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
US invokes Peres legacy in biting condemnation of settlement expansion-State Department slams approval of 98 new homes in Shiloh for Amona outpost evacuees, saying move will ‘distance Israel from many of its partners’-By Times of Israel staff and AFP October 5, 2016, 9:10 pm
The US State Department issued a biting condemnation Wednesday of Israeli plans to expand a northern West Bank settlement in order to house residents living in homes built illegally in another settlement and which are slated for demolition.“We strongly condemn the Israeli government’s recent decision to advance a plan that would create a significant new settlement deep in the West Bank,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement.The stern rebuke also cited the peace efforts of former president Shimon Peres, who died last week and whose funeral on Friday was attended by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. Toner’s statement was unusually harsh, effectively accusing Israel of attempting to hide the expansion.“The retroactive authorization of nearby illegal outposts, or redrawing of local settlement boundaries, does not change the fact that this approval contradicts previous public statements by the Government of Israel that it had no intention of creating new settlements,” the statement read. “And this settlement’s location deep in the West Bank, far closer to Jordan than Israel, would link a string of outposts that effectively divide the West Bank and make the possibility of a viable Palestinian state more remote.”The statement added: “Proceeding with this new settlement, which could include up to 300 units, would further damage the prospects for a two state solution.”Israel approved the construction of nearly 100 new housing units in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh to compensate homeowners of the nearby outpost of Amona ahead of its court-ordered evacuation and demolition. The plan calls for two phases of construction, with a further 200 units to be approved after the first round is completed.The US statement called the decision “deeply troubling…that Israel would take a decision so contrary to its long-term security interest in a peaceful resolution of its conflict with the Palestinians,” particularly as it came “in the wake of Israel and the US concluding an unprecedented agreement on military assistance designed to further strengthen Israel’s security.”It added: “Furthermore, it is disheartening that while Israel and the world mourned the passing of President Shimon Peres, and leaders from the US and other nations prepared to honor one of the great champions of peace, plans were advanced that would seriously undermine the prospects for the two state solution that he so passionately supported.”And it openly warned the move would “distance Israel from many of its partners.”“Israelis must ultimately decide between expanding settlements and preserving the possibility of a peaceful two state solution. Since the recent Quartet report called on both sides to take affirmative steps to reverse current trends and advance the two-state solution on the ground, we have unfortunately seen just the opposite,” the statement said.“Proceeding with this new settlement is another step towards cementing a one-state reality of perpetual occupation that is fundamentally inconsistent with Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state. Such moves will only draw condemnation from the international community, distance Israel from many of its partners, and further call into question Israel’s commitment to achieving a negotiated peace.”The plans were initially made public by the watchdog Peace Now.“At a time when world leaders met to commemorate Shimon Peres and the way he advocated for peace, the Israeli government has created a new obstacle to a two-state solution,” a Peace Now spokeswoman said when reporting on the plans, which have since been confirmed by the government.Peres, 93, died on Wednesday and was buried on Friday at a Jerusalem ceremony attended by many world leaders including Obama, who has tried to broker new Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, with the last effort breaking down in 2014.According to a Channel 2 report, the 98 new housing units in the settlement, located north of Ramallah, were approved by the Civil Administration’s Planning Authority on Wednesday, but went largely unnoticed due to Peres’s death earlier that day. The report said an additional 200 units were slated to be approved by the authority at a later date.After a protracted legal battle, the Supreme Court in 2014 ordered the Israeli government to dismantle the unauthorized outpost of Amona by December 2016, ruling that many of the homes were built illegally on private Palestinian land which must be returned to its original owners.Some Amona residents have rejected the relocation order, and have vowed not to comply with the court-ordered evacuation.In an effort to sidestep the demolition, coalition Knesset members have locked horns over legislative proposals that sought to allocate alternative plots of land in the West Bank to the Palestinian owners, in addition to financial compensation amounting to 50 percent of the land’s value.The bill was shelved in July after Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit argued it was unconstitutional.A similar law to recognize outposts was knocked down in its preliminary reading in the Knesset in 2012, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposed it and threatened to fire any minister or deputy minister who voted in favor.Established in 1997, Amona is the largest of about 100 unauthorized outposts — built without permission but generally tolerated by the government — that dot the West Bank. Amona became a symbol of settler defiance after a partial evacuation a decade ago sparked violent clashes between residents and security forces. The impending evacuation, ordered in 2014, could lead to another showdown.The Supreme Court has on several occasions ordered Amona dismantled. However, the government has repeatedly put off razing the community, despite court-ordered deadlines. In 2006, Israeli troops demolished nine homes after clashes with some 5,000 settlers and their sympathizers, but several dozen trailers have remained.Amona settlers have recently claimed they had bought some of the land the outpost sits on, but Palestinians from a nearby village listed as its owners have vehemently denied this. Israeli police officials have said the documents which purportedly proved the sale had taken place were likely forged.Marissa Newman contributed to this report.
Israel rejects US criticism, says no new settlements planned-Foreign Ministry insists new construction castigated by Washington is within existing community of Shiloh, and will house residents of outpost tapped for demolition-By Raphael Ahren October 5, 2016, 11:46 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israel on Wednesday rejected harsh criticism from the United States over West Bank building, saying that the controversial construction newly authorized is not a new settlement.“The 98 housing units approved in Shiloh do not constitute a ‘new settlement’,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “This housing will be built on state land in the existing settlement of Shiloh and will not change its municipal boundary or geographic footprint.”The US State Department earlier issued a biting condemnation of Israeli plans to expand the northern West Bank settlement. The new construction will house the residents of Amona, an illegal outpost scheduled for demolition on the orders of the Supreme Court.Israel approved the construction of the new housing units to compensate homeowners of Amona ahead of its court-ordered evacuation. The plan calls for two phases of construction, with a further 200 units to be approved after the first round of 98 homes is completed.The Foreign Ministry also reiterated Israel’s stance that the settlements are not the main cause of the stalled peace process with the Palestinians.“The real obstacle to peace is not the settlements – a final status issue that can and must be resolved in negotiations between the parties — but the persistent Palestinian rejection of a Jewish state in any boundaries,” the statement said.In an uncharacteristically fierce rebuke earlier Wednesday, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the US strongly condemns Israel’s “recent decision to advance a plan that would create a significant new settlement deep in the West Bank.”Invoking the name of Israel’s former president who died last week, Toner added: “[I]t is disheartening that while Israel and the world mourned the passing of President Shimon Peres, and leaders from the US and other nations prepared to honor one of the great champions of peace, plans were advanced that would seriously undermine the prospects for the two state solution that he so passionately supported.”
Hamas, PLO slam Israel for boarding Gaza-bound boat-After IDF commandeers vessel with no violence, Strip’s Islamist rulers protest ‘state terrorism,’ while PA’s Erekat condemns ‘Israeli aggression’-By Times of Israel staff October 5, 2016, 10:41 pm
The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Hamas terror group on Wednesday condemned Israel’s interception of a Gaza-bound boat of women activists earlier in the day.Hamas referred to the move “state terrorism.”-In a statement, PLO official Saeb Erekat condemned what he called “Israeli aggression against today’s international flotilla that attempted to break the illegal Israeli siege over 1.8 million people in Gaza.”The Israeli Navy took control of the boat of women activists on Wednesday evening, saying it was commandeered without violence or any resistance from the 13 activists on board.The boat, the Zaytouna-Oliva, was intercepted some 35 nautical miles (65 kilometers) from the Gaza coast, and then began to slowly make its way toward the Israeli port of Ashdod. El barco de mujeres a GAZA asaltado en aguas internacionales por Israel. Qué vergüenza! Que hace la UE? pic.twitter.com/ohyB2ca3xh— Pedro Arrojo (@PericoArrojo) October 5, 2016-The group of 13 women, including 1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire, was traveling aboard the sailboat in the Mediterranean Sea toward the Hamas-run coastal enclave.In his statement, Erekat said “Palestine commends the international solidarity movement with its just cause, including the latest flotilla, composed by an all-female crew of parliamentarians, writers and human rights activists, among others.“We call upon the occupying power to immediately release them, as well as on their countries, including Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Canada and the United States, to do everything possible in order to prevent Israel from violating the rights of their citizens.“The Palestinian cause for freedom and independence is a universal quest for justice embraced by millions worldwide. The flotilla is a humble yet significant reminder that it is time to turn statements into concrete actions.”Earlier, the IDF said it had acted “in accordance with government directives and after exhausting all diplomatic channels,” and that the boat was attempting to breach a “lawful maritime blockade.”“In accordance with international law, the Israeli Navy advised the vessel numerous times to change course prior to the action. Following their refusal the Navy visited and searched the vessel in international waters in order to prevent their intended breach of the lawful maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip. The visit and search of the vessel was uneventful,” the statement concluded.Women soldiers were placed at the forefront of the navy’s interception force, Israel Radio reported, in order to minimize friction with the activists.The activists put up a website carrying prepared “SOS messages” by those on board alleging they had been “kidnapped” by the IDF.SOS messages from #WomenToGazahttps://t.co/uUtRmjG9ur-Pls contact your Govt to demand their release and an end to the illegal blockade! pic.twitter.com/6EIkuPvXL4-— Women's Boat To Gaza (@GazaFFlotilla) October 5, 2016-Israel says its maritime, land and sea blockade of Gaza is aimed at preventing Hamas from receiving weapons and supplies which could be used for military purposes. Hamas, which seized control of Gaza in 2007, seeks the destruction of Israel, and has fought three wars with the Jewish state since 2008.UN officials have called for the blockade to be lifted.AFP contributed to this report.
EU roadmap for Iran ties ignores its anti-Semitism, terrorism-European committee to vote on draft document setting principles for normalizing Iran-EU relations following nuke deal-By JTA October 6, 2016, 4:11 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The European Parliament is set to vote on a roadmap for relations with Iran that critics charge sidesteps Tehran’s endorsement of anti-Semitism, terrorism and calls to destroy Israel.Compiled by Richard Howitt, a member of the European Union’s legislative arm for Britain’s Labour Party and a close ally of party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the draft report on “EU strategy towards Iran after the nuclear agreement” is scheduled to be voted on Thursday by the Committee on Foreign Affairs in Brussels.The draft document, which sets principles for normalizing Iran-EU ties following the agreement to lift sanctions from Tehran in exchange for Iran scaling back its nuclear program, contains one single criticism of Iran, regarding its use of the death penalty. It does not mention Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism, support for Holocaust denial and threats to destroy Israel.“Iran’s revolutionary legacy and its constitution as an Islamic state must not be an impediment for finding common ground on matters related to democracy or human rights,” the document states. Omitting reference to Iran’s support for the Hezbollah military wing, which is on the EU list of terrorist groups, the document “welcomes Iran’s contribution to the fight against ISIS.”The report in its current form “is a serious blow to the standing of the European Parliament as a defender of human rights, justice and freedom,” Daniel Schwammenthal, director of the American Jewish Committee’s EU Office, the AJC Transatlantic Institute, said in a statement.Iran has been accused of fueling sectarian violence that has killed hundreds of thousands of people in Syria and Iraq.Many EU sanctions on Iran have been lifted, along with other international sanctions, under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — the formal name for the deal reached last year between six major world powers, led by the United States, and Iran, exchanging sanctions relief for a rollback of nuclear development in Iran.Israel has opposed the deal, claiming it will pave Iran’s way to nuclear offensive capabilities rather than block it, as President Barack Obama said the agreement would.The European Parliament document devotes considerable attention to the benefits of trade between Iran and Europe following the lifting of sanctions and notes that “European investments are key” for Iran’s stated objective of achieving a yearly growth rate of 8 percent.Iran has faced criticism over its support for terrorist groups, persecution of minorities, state-sponsored torture, persecution of dissidents and journalists, and other human rights violations. In addition, it has been condemned for hosting last year the Second International Holocaust Cartoon Contest in Tehran. The event was decried as anti-Semitic by UNESCO, Germany and the United States, among others.Noting this, the Transatlantic Institute wrote in its October 3 statement that it is “deeply concerned over the European Parliament’s failure to mention let alone criticize in its draft Iran report Tehran’s anti-Semitic propaganda and repeated calls for the destruction of Israel; its support for international terrorism, and illegal ballistic missile tests.”
Intercepted at sea, women’s boat to Gaza docks quietly in Israel-13 activists aboard the Zaytouna-Oliva transferred to authorities for ‘further processing,’ IDF says-By Times of Israel staff October 6, 2016, 1:46 am
A boat full of women activists which was headed for the Gaza Strip before being intercepted and commandeered by the Israeli Navy on Wednesday has docked at the Israeli port of Ashdod without incident.The activists were transferred to authorities “for further processing,” the Israeli military said in a statement late Wednesday.The boat carrying 13 women, including 1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire, was traveling aboard the Zaytouna-Oliva sailboat in the Mediterranean Sea toward the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave in protest against Israel’s security blockade when it was intercepted some 35 nautical miles (65 kilometers) from the Gaza coast.It was commandeered without violence or any resistance from the activists on board, the army said. Israel takes over women's boat to Gaza #LetFFlotillaSail https://t.co/qaQ14nepYh pic.twitter.com/XgYgncCFd3— Joe Catron (@jncatron) October 5, 2016-El barco de mujeres a GAZA asaltado en aguas internacionales por Israel. Qué vergüenza! Que hace la UE? pic.twitter.com/ohyB2ca3xh— Pedro Arrojo (@PericoArrojo) October 5, 2016-This is so beautiful. Zaytouna-Oliva' crew singing for Gaza -pic.twitter.com/ausoyMETio— صايل (@Palestinianed) October 5, 2016-“In accordance with government directives and after exhausting all diplomatic channels, the Israeli Navy redirected the vessel in order to prevent breach of the lawful maritime blockade,” the IDF said in a statement.“In accordance with international law, the Israeli Navy advised the vessel numerous times to change course prior to the action. Following their refusal the Navy visited and searched the vessel in international waters in order to prevent their intended breach of the lawful maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip. The visit and search of the vessel was uneventful,” the statement concluded.Women soldiers were placed at the forefront of the navy’s interception force, Israel Radio reported, in order to minimize friction with the activists.The activists put up a website carrying prepared “SOS messages” by those on board alleging they had been “kidnapped” by the IDF when the boat was intercepted.SOS messages from #WomenToGazahttps://t.co/uUtRmjG9ur-Pls contact your Govt to demand their release and an end to the illegal blockade! pic.twitter.com/6EIkuPvXL4— Women's Boat To Gaza (@GazaFFlotilla) October 5, 2016-They had expected to be boarded earlier Wednesday by Israeli authorities at around 100 nautical miles (185 kilometers) from the coast of the Gaza Strip, which has been controlled by the Islamist Hamas movement since 2007. But the interception came hours later.“The Zaytouna-Oliva has passed the fatal line of 100 miles and everything is going well,” Claude Leostic, spokeswoman for the activists, told AFP by telephone earlier in the day.They saw lights that seemed to be focused on them at around 4 a.m. and assumed it was the Israeli navy, she said.Israeli media had reported that the authorities planned to intercept the boat and then escort it to Ashdod as it did with a similar attempt by activists last year.Tweets by supporters posted photos they said were of a navy vessel nearing the boat.Unlike previous flotillas, the boat did not carry humanitarian aid for Gaza, Hebrew media reported. Gazans readied to welcome the boat in the afternoon with music at the enclave’s port.Pictures showed several people with balloons, and at least one Norwegian flag, at the port in Gaza City.The Zaytouna-Oliva set sail from Barcelona in September.Maguire, a Northern Ireland activist, was among the women of different nationalities on board.Dubbed “Women’s Boat to Gaza,” the boat is part of the wider Freedom Flotilla Coalition that consists of pro-Palestinian boats that regularly seek to go to Gaza to try to break the blockade.None has yet managed to get through, and Israeli authorities have made several arrests.In 2010, a Turkish flotilla led by the Mavi Marmara ship was intercepted by IDF naval commandos. The soldiers were attacked as they boarded the Marmara, leading to a melee during which 10 Turkish activists were killed and several Israeli soldiers were wounded, two of them seriously.While that incident gave Israel a diplomatic black eye and contributed to a deterioration of ties with Turkey, Jerusalem has since apologized as part of reconciliation deal with Ankara.One of the funders of the current initiative, the Islamist Turkey-based IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, was the main organizer of the Mavi Marmara flotilla.Israel says its maritime, land and sea blockade of Gaza is aimed at preventing Hamas from receiving weapons and supplies which could be used for military purposes. An Islamist terror group, Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007, seeks the destruction of Israel, and has fought three wars with the Jewish state since 2008.UN officials have called for the blockade to be lifted.AFP contributed to this report.
IS recruits, suicide bombers more educated than average, study finds-World Bank: Data shows clearly that poverty is not a driver of radicalization into violent extremism-By AFP and Times of Israel staff October 6, 2016, 3:27 am
WASHINGTON — Recruits into the Islamic State terror group are better educated than their average countryman, contrary to popular belief, according to a new World Bank study.Moreover, those offering to become suicide bombers ranked on average in the more educated group, said the newly released study Wednesday titled “Economic and Social Inclusion to Prevent Violent Extremism”.The study, which aimed to identify socioeconomic traits that might explain why some are drawn to the Syria-based terror group, made clear that poverty and deprivation were not at the root of support for the group.Almost without exception, fighters joining IS’s Syria and Iraq-based forces had several more years of education in their home countries — whether in Europe, North Africa or elsewhere in the Middle East — than the average citizen.The data shows clearly, the report said, that “poverty is not a driver of radicalization into violent extremism.”Out of 331 recruits described in a leaked Islamic State database, 69 percent reported at least a high school education, while a quarter had university-level educations. Only those from Eastern Europe were below the average, and only marginally so, according to the study.“Foreign recruits from the Middle East, North Africa and South and East Asia are significantly more educated than what is typical in their region,” the World Bank report said, and a vast majority had an occupation or a job before joining the terror organization.About 30 percent of the recruits told the extremist group what positions in the force they wanted. Around one in nine volunteered for suicide operations, and their educational levels were on par with those who sought to be administrators, the report said.“The proportions of administrators but also of suicide fighters increase with education,” it said.However, it noted that a significant number of those choosing “suicide fighter” as their preferred option when enlisting said that they had not been employed back in their home country, or that they were in the military before joining the group, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh.“Looking at measures of economic inclusion shows a strong association between a country’s male unemployment rate and the propensity of that country to supply Daesh foreign recruits,” the report said, adding that “unemployment among the educated leads to a greater probability to hold radical ideas.”An important finding, according to the study of the leaked material, “is that these individuals are far from being uneducated or illiterate. Most claim to have attended secondary school and a large fraction have gone on to study at university.“We find that Daesh did not recruit its foreign workforce among the poor and less educated, but rather the opposite. Instead, the lack of economic inclusion seems to explain the extent of radicalization into violent extremism,” the report said.Another significant finding links to religious knowledge and religiosity. Among the studied recruits, 53% reported a “basic” level of religious knowledge, 20% an “intermediate” level and 4% an “advanced” level.“Large Muslim-population countries that exhibit higher levels of religiosity are less likely to be the origin of Daesh recruits,” the report said.
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