Tuesday, November 15, 2016
ISRAEL TO OPEN BIDS FOR GAS EXPLORATION BLOCKS.
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 to open bids for gas exploration blocks-NOV 14,16-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israel will on Tuesday launch a bidding process for oil-and-gas exploration licences off its coast in the Mediterranean, the first such offers in four years.The government has high hopes for the new blocks being offered following the discoveries of the Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields off the coast since 2009.Israel hopes the Leviathan field will eventually allow it to become a gas exporter, which could provide it with additional leverage in the turbulent Middle East.According to the energy ministry, 24 offshore blocks will be offered for exploration in the first round starting Tuesday and ending around March 2017, each up to 400 square kilometers (155 square miles).The recent approval of a long-delayed natural gas industry framework by the government has cleared the path for Israel to move forward.— AFP
Ancient Jerusalem tombs damaged in suspected arson-Iconic ‘archaeological gems’ from Second Temple era at base of Mount of Olives suffer extensive damage-By Ilan Ben Zion November 14, 2016, 8:55 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Fires severely damaged two ancient tombs, one of them an iconic landmark, outside Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, in what police suspect may have been arson.An initial investigation by firefighters points to unknown persons setting fire to Absalom’s Tomb in the Kidron Valley, opposite the Temple Mount, and the adjacent Tomb of Jehoshephat, Ynet reported.The tombs are among a cluster of ancient graves at the base of the Mount of Olives dating to the Second Temple period.Absalom’s Tomb is traditionally identified as a monument to the biblical figure of the same name, but archaeologists have dated the edifice to the 1st century CE.The tomb of King Jehoshaphat, Kidron Valley, Jerusalem, after a suspected arson attack.The fires broke out around 4:15 p.m. on Friday and caused extensive damage to the 2,000-year-old structures.Assaf Avraham, the Israel Park’s Authority administrator in charge of the national park surrounding the Old City’s walls, said in a statement that the blazes “caused damage to values of [historic] heritage and archaeological gems of great value.”“We will act to the extent of our abilities with law enforcement, including the police, to find those responsible and bring them to justice,” he said.A police spokesman couldn’t immediately comment on the case.Three other suspected arson attacks targeting municipal sewage trucks took place in East Jerusalem Friday night as well, but there was no indication there was any correlation between the fires and the suspected attack on the ancient tombs.
Court denies state’s request to put off Amona evacuation-NOV 14,16-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The High Court of Justice denies a request by the government to postpone the evacuation of the Amona settlement, which was ordered some two years ago.“In this case, as with previous ones, we have been asked ‘at the last minute’ to extend the date of an evacuation that was set by a judgment,” the court says in a statement.If the court continues to issue these extensions, the statement says, the dates set will “turn into recommendations,” instead of orders.With that in mind, the court strikes down the government’s request, leaving December 25 as the last possible the date for evacuation of the illegal Amona settlement.
Raging against Amona bill, Herzog calls outpost saga ‘virus’-Opposition leader denounces legislation that would legalize West Bank outposts as legitimizing theft, though its unclear who exactly he uses derogatory term for-By Times of Israel staff November 14, 2016, 1:41 pm
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog said a controversial bill to legalize unauthorized Israeli outposts in the West Bank amounted to legitimizing theft and he also appeared to refer to outposts, or to the settlement enterprise as a whole, as a “virus” that endangers Israeli democracy.Herzog’s voice was the latest in a string of condemnations against the bill, which aims to stave off a demolition order against the Amona outpost and other illegal settlements, since a panel of ministers gave it a green light Sunday.His use of the term “virus,” though, raised hackles in a country sensitized to use of medical terms to demonize others, due to its echoes of Nazi propaganda about Jews.“I understand the pain of the families [but] you were given two years to evacuate. Look what this virus is doing to Israel and how dangerous it is to our democracy,” Herzog, who heads the Zionist Union Knesset faction, told Army Radio.Herzog also slammed the proposed outpost legislation, which has been termed indefensible by the attorney general, saying it was unprecedented.“It is a very serious stain in the book of Israeli law because it is a law that approves theft and robbery,” Herzog said, referring to private Palestinian land that, under the bill, the state would be entitled to appropriate in return for financial compensation to the owners.The bill is not yet law, but the nod of support from the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday means it is on its way toward becoming a government-sponsored bill, a status that would put significant pressure on the coalition’s majority in the Knesset to help advance it into law.The legislation, proposed by the nationalist-Orthodox Jewish Home party, is designed to avert the court-ordered demolition of the Amona outpost. It was previously deemed unconstitutional and a likely violation of international law by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who told the government there may not be legal grounds on which to defend it when it faces an all-but-certain appeal to the High Court of Justice.It was not clear if Herzog’s “virus” comment was referring only to the Amona outpost or to all West Bank outposts, or to the settlement movement that facilitates their existence.Later Monday, he sent out a tweet saying that the comment referred to the Amona bill, and not the settlers.Nonetheless, the comments sparked a storm of criticism, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling on him to apologize.References to any group of people as a form of disease is a touchy subject in Israel due to its echoes of Nazi propaganda about Jews.In May 2012 the-then MK Miri Regev apologized after she called Sudanese asylum-seekers in Israel “a cancer in our body” during a speech.Regev, of the Likud party, said her statement was misconstrued after she come under fire for the comment, which some people criticized as being similar to the types of accusations that were made about Jews during the Holocaust.She explained that she was talking about the phenomenon of illegal migration and not about the migrants themselves.On Sunday night, Herzog led a group of politicians and others railing against the Amona bill, which was pushed forward by Jewish Home head Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked over Netanyahu’s objections.“Those who voted for Netanyahu got Bennett instead, and rather than run a government, all we see is a prime minister who works to protect his own interests and engage in [media] campaigns against his critics,” Herzog charged.In 2014, the High Court of Justice ruled that the Amona outpost, which lies several kilometers east of Ramallah, was built on private Palestinian land and must be demolished by December 25 of this year. The decision followed over a decade of delays and appeals by the state, the Palestinians from a nearby village and the residents of Amona.The impending evacuation could threaten to destabilize Netanyahu’s strongly right-wing coalition, which relies heavily on the pro-settlement right.
Shadowy Hamas official with ties to Iran tapped to lead Gaza-Sources say Imad al Alami replacing Ismail Haniyeh, who is likely filling Khaled Mashaal’s shoes as politburo chief in Doha-By Avi Issacharoff November 14, 2016, 12:42 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The Hamas terror organization recently appointed a founding member with close ties to Syria and Iran to replace Ismail Haniyeh as the effective political leader in the Gaza Strip, sources said Sunday.Haniyeh, who has been in charge of Hamas’s political activity in the enclave, left in early September for a series of visits to Arab and Muslim states, apparently aimed at paving his way to replace Khaled Mashaal as head of Hamas’s political bureau in Qatar.Mashaal has said he will not run in the next leadership elections, scheduled to take place by the end of the year.Haniyeh’s replacement, Imad al Alami, 60, was born in Gaza, but only returned there a few years ago.He lived for some time in Tehran, then moved to Damascus in 2008. He returned to Gaza after being the last Hamas leader to leave the Syrian capital; relations with Syrian leader Bashar Assad had soured at the start of the uprising there.Al Alami has so far avoided the media spotlight. He does not take part in press conferences and uses neither Facebook nor Twitter.Nor does he visit mourners’ tents as his Hamas colleagues do. In recent months, he has taken part in only one public event.Amid shifting political sands in the Middle East, Hamas has in recent years walked a tightrope in attempting to maintain support from both Gulf states like Qatar and their Shiite rivals in Iran, Syria and elsewhere.Haniyeh, who has been based in the Qatari capital Doha since leaving Gaza, along with Mashaal recently met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas there. Haniyeh’s participation in that meeting is a further sign that he is on the way to becoming Hamas’s top boss.It is his continued absence from Gaza and his relocation abroad that has prompted Hamas to appoint al Alami as a temporary replacement until official leadership elections are held in the Strip in the coming months.Al Alami suffered serious leg injuries during the Israel-Gaza war in the summer of 2014, in circumstances that are not totally clear. Hamas leader Imad Al-Alami, with ties to Iran, Syria, gets nod to fill Haniyeh's shoes in Gaza @issacharoff reports. https://t.co/YNl7b2A97Y pic.twitter.com/rHQeEtTW3r— Joshua Davidovich (@JMDavido) November 14, 2016-According to one claim, he was hurt when an elevator collapsed inside a tunnel in which senior Hamas members were hiding.Another rumor says he was injured by gunfire during a battle between Hamas activists. He was treated in Turkey.
PA says it will go to UN over Amona, mosque-muffling bills-After controversial measures clear ministerial hurdles, Abbas’s spokesperson says international community will be asked to halt legislation, warns of ‘catastrophe’-By Dov Lieber November 14, 2016, 10:47 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The Palestinian Authority said Sunday it would strike back at Israel via the UN Security Council to protest two pieces of legislation that would recognize illegal building in the West Bank and ban loudspeakers for Muslim calls to prayer.On Sunday night, Israeli ministers backed both controversial measures, giving them an important boost as they head to the Knesset for approval.The so-called Regulation Bill, which is designed to avert the court-ordered demolition of the West Bank outpost of Amona by December 25, was unanimously approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, despite objections by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit.An hour later, ministers also gave the green light to a separate bill that would bar mosques from using loudspeaker systems for the Muslim call to prayer.Both bills still need to be passed by the Knesset but will receive the backing of the coalition.Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesperson for PA President Mahmoud Abbas, called the Israeli measures “completely rejected,” and said the Palestinian leadership would turn to the UN Security Council and “all international organizations” in order to stop them, the official PA news outlet Wafa reported.The newest Israeli measures, Abu Rudeineh said, “will drag the region into a catastrophe.”Mandelblit has warned that the Regulation Bill, being rushed through the Knesset to save the Amona outpost from its scheduled evacuation next month, is contrary to international law and won’t stand up in court.The passage of the measure Sunday night drew a flurry of domestic criticism in Israel, including by the anti-settlement watchdog Peace Now, which said it would challenge the legislation in court.Speaking about the bill to ban mosque loudspeakers and its ramifications in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, Sheikh Yousef Id’es, said the bill threatened to plunge “the entire region into a religious war,” Wafa reported.Irdis called the measure “a violation of freedom of faith and expression enshrined in both divine and international law.”The prayer calls, traditionally announced through minarets five times a day and often amplified with loudspeakers, have been a frequent target of right-wing ire, with some claiming they are an unnecessarily loud nuisance that echoes in Jewish towns and neighborhoods.“We have no intention to harm freedom of religion but rather to prevent the harming of people’s sleep,” Jewish Home MK Moti Yogev, who sponsored the legislation, wrote on Twitter Sunday, after the measure passed.But Joint (Arab) List leader MK Aymen Odeh slammed the legislation, calling it “another bill, in a series of populist bills, whose objective is to create an atmosphere of hate and incitement against the Arab population.”His fellow party lawmaker Hanin Zoabi suggested that those who are bothered by the calls to prayer should find somewhere else to live.Netanyahu had supported the bill to ban loudspeakers at mosques but opposed the Regulation Bill to legalize the illegal West Bank outpost Amona, a collection of trailer homes populated by a few dozen Israeli families on a scrubby hill east of Ramallah.The High Court has ruled that the settlement was built on private Palestinian land and demanded it be evacuated and razed.Netanyahu said pushing through the bill it would lead the High Court to reject the government’s appeal to stall the demolition of Amona by a further seven months.Netanyahu’s opposition, however, was outflanked by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Education Minister Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home party, who brought the bill to a vote.The right-wing lawmakers feared that any further delay in passing the bill would leave insufficient time to push the legislation through the Knesset before December 25, the date set by the Supreme Court for the demolition of Amona.The outpost, founded in 1995, is home to about 40 families. It is the largest of about 100 unauthorized outposts — built without permission but generally tolerated by the government — that dot the West Bank. A partial evacuation a decade ago sparked violent clashes between residents and security forces and it is feared a new evacuation could trigger another showdown.Regarding the bill to ban loudspeakers at mosques, Netanyahu on Sunday pointed to similar legislation in Europe, and said he was protecting “all walks of Israeli society, who are crying out about the suffering that is caused by excessive noise reaching them from prayer house announcements.”Marissa Newman and Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
Now trapped, Syrian refugees regret fleeing to Gaza-A dozen families that entered the Strip unofficially through tunnels have no status, work or aid, and cannot leave-By Fares Akram November 14, 2016, 11:59 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
GAZA CITY (AP) — Like millions of Syrians, Wareef Hamedo fled the civil war in his homeland in search of safety and security. But in a decision he now regrets, he chose to go to Gaza.Hamedo’s family is among 12 Syrian households that found refuge in Gaza after the civil war erupted in 2011 and are now trapped in the war-battered territory, ineligible for most social services granted to Palestinians but also unable to travel abroad.“We are trying to get out of Gaza to any European country or where a Syrian refugee can find care,” said Hamedo, a chef from Aleppo who is an unofficial spokesman for the Syrian families here. “Gaza was a phase for the Syrians. We came to it because of the conditions that forced us to.”About 250 families from Palestinian refugee camps in Syria made their way to Gaza in the first two years of the Syrian civil war. As Palestinian refugees, they were eligible for services such as health care, education and food assistance from UNRWA, the UN agency that assists Palestinian refugees.About two dozen Syrian families also chose to migrate to Gaza after initially fleeing to Egypt. As the situation in Egypt deteriorated, they entered neighboring Gaza through smuggling tunnels. Some managed to leave before the Egyptian army shut most of the tunnels in 2013. But half still remain.Egypt closed the tunnels following the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who had been a close ally of Gaza’s Hamas rulers. The loss of the tunnels, along with a devastating 50-day war with Israel in 2014, caused Gaza’s economy to collapse. Unemployment has soared, and the cash-strapped Hamas government has failed to provide shelter for the Syrians.“We got many promises, but nothing was done,” Hamedo said.While UNRWA serves Palestinian refugees, the main international body assisting displaced Syrians is the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, which has no offices in Gaza. The Palestinian territories also have no official Syrian diplomatic mission, so the families cannot renew passports or register their newborns. And because they entered Gaza illegally through the tunnels, they have no way of exiting. With no legal status, work or aid, the Syrians can do little but wait for a miracle to leave.Majed al-Attar wistfully recalled his life in Damascus, where he said he had a spacious home, two cars and a warehouse full of cement and building materials. His expired passport is full of Jordanian, Egyptian and Saudi stamps he collected in his business travels.The house and its surroundings were hit from the air “and everything was wiped out,” the 49-year-old said. So, he moved with his wife and child to Egypt in 2012.In the run-up to the 2013 military overthrow of Morsi, things quickly deteriorated, and the options were to join migrants on “the death boats” to Europe or move to Gaza, he said. The second option seemed smarter since his wife is originally Palestinian and had relatives in the Gaza border town of Rafah.In Gaza, al-Attar was displaced again during the 2014 war, when he had to flee bombing and sleep in UN school shelters for several weeks. “It was a disaster for us,” he said.Now unemployed, he cannot afford to buy kindergarten clothes for his son who was born here in 2014. The boy has no official documents or citizenship, only a hospital notification that shows his name and date of birth. Most of the money he earns as a day laborer goes to the rental of a half-finished, sparsely furnished apartment. His wife managed to qualify for some UNRWA benefits, including schooling for the boy, but most benefits are out of reach because al-Attar is not Palestinian.“I regret coming here,” he said. “We just hope to get out from here next month or the month after with my wife and children to live in dignity and freedom and with a secure future for them.”As Gaza struggles to rebuild damaged homes, over 11,200 families are still displaced after the 2014 war with Israel. That has made it even harder for the Syrian families to find adequate shelter.Amer Foura’s family, originally from the southwestern Syrian city of Deraa, has found shelter in a hospital.His wife, Kholoud, a 39-year-old mother of five, has developed muscular dystrophy and is now hooked up to a respirator at Gaza’s Al-Wafa hospital. Her husband and children sleep in beds and mattresses in her hospital room.“I have lived in Al-Wafa hospital for about a year and a half,” said the husband, who is unemployed. “My only home is Al-Wafa since it’s able to provide and take care of me.The Syrians scrape by with menial jobs and occasional donations from local charities.Hamedo, the chef, is full of nostalgia, spending time daily flipping through pictures from his life in Aleppo, where he ran a restaurant called Café D’alep.He pointed to a photo of a blond woman. “This was my girlfriend. She died in an airstrike,” he said.He enjoyed some initial success in Gaza, opening a restaurant that enjoyed early popularity, but ultimately went out of business because of the weak economy, constant power outages and shortages of cooking gas. He has since married a local woman and last month, they had their first child, a girl.“We just need to get the basics secured in our stay here,” he said.
No injuries as bomb explodes near troops in West Bank-Forces search area south of Bethlehem for suspects who planted IED-By Stuart Winer November 14, 2016, 10:14 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
An improvised explosive device was detonated next to an IDF patrol in the West Bank without any injuries, the army said Monday morning.The bomb attack occurred as a patrol passed near the Palestinian town of al-Khader, outside of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank.“No injuries have been reported,” an army spokesperson said. It was not clear if there was any damage to the patrol vehicle.The IDF said forces were searching the area for suspects behind the blast.In October, Israeli security forces at a checkpoint near to al-Khader arrested a Palestinian man caught transporting a stash of weapons that included three improvised firearms, two magazines, ammunition and bullets.The Shin Bet security services said recently October had seen a sharp 30 percent increase in attacks over September, following a spurt of violence after months of attacked had appeared to wane over the summer.The Shin Bet recorded a total of 153 attacks in October, with nearly a third occurring in Jerusalem, compared to 109 attacks in September, according to the security agency’s monthly report, which it published on its website last week.While rarer than rocks and Molotov cocktails, crude IEDs — usually pipe bombs — are occasionally used by Palestinians to target Israeli army patrols.The Shin Bet said in July it had arrested three Palestinian dentists, a nurse and one other man for allegedly carrying out a pipe bomb attack that seriously injured an IDF officer at the entrance to the Palestinian village of Hizme the month before.On the night of May 10 — just after the start of Israel’s Memorial Day — the Israeli patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device, composed of four pipe bombs, which was detonated by cell phone next to Lt. Shachar Roditi’s face, severely wounding him.During their investigation, Israeli forces also uncovered 59 additional explosive devices that were allegedly created in order to carry out future attacks, the Shin Bet said.Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.
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