Wednesday, December 07, 2016
NEARLY HALF OF ISRAELI JEWS SAY LEFT NOT LOYAL TO THE STATE.AND BIBLICAL SHEEP IN ISRAEL FOR FIRST TIME IN 1,000 YEARS.
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
Biblical sheep in Israel for first time in millennia-119 Jacob’s sheep, a heritage breed mentioned in Genesis, began arriving last week-By Melanie Lidman December 6, 2016, 11:50 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The sheep have landed. After three years of high-level negotiations between the Israeli and Canadian governments, 119 heritage sheep, which trace their lineage back 5,000 years to the Middle East, began arriving in Israel on November 30. It is the first time that the breed, called Jacob’s sheep, has been represented in Israel since biblical times.Three of the 11 flights carrying the sheep have already arrived in Israel, according to Gil and Jenna Lewinsky, the shepherds who began raising these ovines on a whim in western Canada. “The first sheep arrived on the Jewish calendar the day that Noah came out of the ark, the 28th of Heshvan,” said Jenna Lewinsky.“It was beautiful to see them walk on the soil of Israel,” she said. “As a Jewish person I am so connected to the land, but to see the whole project connecting — it’s going to stay with me for the rest of my life.” Jenna Lewinsky immigrated to Israel just three weeks before the first flight of sheep came on their own baa-liyah.Genetic markings for the breed date back at least a few thousand years to the Middle East. The journey for the sheep began in ancient Syria (also the biblical home of Laban) and passed through North Africa. Moorish invaders brought the breed to Spain, and then to England, where the animal was something of a trophy sheep. A number were brought to North America, originally for zoos and then later for commercial use.The breed received the name “Jacob sheep” based on Genesis Chapter 30, where Jacob talks about leaving his father-in-law Laban’s home and taking part of the flock as his payment for years of service. “I will pass through all thy flock today, removing from thence every speckled and spotted one, and every dark one among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and of such shall be my hire,” he is quoted as saying in Genesis 30:32.The path of the breed mirrors the path of Jacob to Canaan and then Egypt. While the Jews were in Egypt, the sheep were incorporated into the North African flocks. Somewhere along the way, although the Jews returned to Israel, the uniquely speckled sheep did not return with them. According to the Lewinskys, the sheep has not been found in Israel for thousands of years.Gil and Jenna Lewinsky also found meaning in the fact that the first sheep arrived during the week leading up to the reading of the Torah portion of Vayetzei, which is the first time that the uniquely speckled Jacob’s sheep are mentioned in the Torah in Genesis.The sheep’s arrival required political wrangling from Israel’s Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry and Canada’s Food Inspection Agency.The Agriculture Ministry spokeswoman said in June that Canada is not on the list of countries that are approved to export livestock to Israel, so the Jacob sheep flock was approved “under special circumstances, on a one-time basis for tourism purposes only.” The Lewinskys hope to open an educational farm, though plans in the Golan Heights town of Katzrin did not come to fruition and they are still looking for land.For now, the sheep are being held at a special private quarantine in the south of Israel, where they will stay for eight days after the arrival of the last sheep, a process that should take about a month. Afterward, the Lewinskys will rent a farm until they can find a permanent home.Gil Lewinsky said Israelis in Ofakim and Ein Habesor have welcomed them and helped build accommodations so they can stay with the sheep during the quarantine process, in order to protect against theft and wolves.Due to the El Al pilots’ strike, the Lewinskys were forced to utilize other airlines for the airlift, which will cost $80,000 to $100,000. Over the summer, El Al had agreed to subsidize 90% of the cost of bringing the sheep to Israel.Last-minute issues over the quarantine and Agriculture Ministry requirements meant the Lewinskys didn’t know when the sheep were going to arrive until the last possible moment.The saga of the sheep has garnered worldwide attention, including coverage in Israeli media, Jewish outlets, and mainstream media such as the New York Times and Modern Farmer.“It was spectacular; the [first group] arrived exactly as rain started to fall,” said Gil Lewinsky. “It was quite a relief: It’s been so hot and dry in Israel, and with all of these fires, and then suddenly we’re having a rainfall and the sheep are here.“It is so surreal to know they’re actually here, though we still have to get through the quarantine,” he added. “We are bringing part of Jewish history back to the homeland, and it’s great to be part of that.”
Christian-funded group claims a fifth of immigration in 2016, annoys Jewish Agency-Increased role of International Fellowship of Christians and Jews in bringing Jews to Israel irks main immigration body-By JTA and Times of Israel staff December 6, 2016, 11:49 am
A Christian-funded philanthropy group announced it will have helped nearly 20 percent of Jews resettle in Israel this year, claiming a much larger share of immigration than ever before and drawing the ire of the main immigration body.The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews revealed to JTA for publication Monday that it was on track to bring 4,300 Jews to Israel in 2016, accounting for 18 percent of the total immigration from overseas. The fellowship heralded its increased role in aliyah, the Hebrew term for immigrating to Israel, which means ascending in English, as “a powerful shift in Jewish immigration to Israel.”“Thanks to our millions of Christian supporters in the US and around the world, we are bringing more and more Jewish people home to Israel,” Eckstein said in a statement. “In just three years, we have become the major aliyah force in many countries, and we are determined to continue rescuing Jews around the world in the months and years ahead.”Founded by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the fellowship is a nonprofit group that raises $180 million a year in donations for programs to benefit Israel and the Jewish people, mostly from Christians. In addition to assisting with immigration to the country, the group arranges trips and activities for immigrants inside Israel, job market guidance, child care solutions and, for needy immigrants, rent and dental care.Eckstein was a major donor to the Jewish Agency, Israel’s official aliyah provider, until 2014, when he cut ties to start his own group, creating lasting bad blood. He also helped found Nefesh B’Nefesh, another major aliyah group, but broke off relations in the early 2000s. The fellowship offers grants — $1,000 or six months’ rent for adults — beyond what immigrants receive from Israel when they immigrate through the Jewish Agency.Asked to respond to the fellowship’s statement, the Jewish Agency suggested that Eckstein’s group takes credit for and “undermines” the agency’s work and depresses overall aliyah, which the government has empowered it alone to handle, with some help from Nativ, an organization dedicated with bringing Jews to Israel from the former Soviet Union and integrating them into Jewish life in the country.“No amount of sophistry or creative accounting can change one basic fact: the only organization empowered by the State of Israel to facilitate Aliyah from around the world is The Jewish Agency,” the agency said in a statement to JTA that did not directly name the fellowship. “Whether the individual [immigrant] ultimately utilizes the plane ticket purchased for him or her by The Jewish Agency or opts to board another specially-branded plane at the last moment in exchange for financial inducements, the fact remains that it is The Jewish Agency that has made their Aliyah possible.”The statement also said: “In fact, virtually none of the countries in which the organization boasts activity have seen increases in Aliyah – the vast majority have seen Aliyah remain static or drop…It’s almost as though they have a reverse Midas touch, causing Aliyah to shrink wherever they go…as has been proven time and again, Aliyah is not an area in which competition is helpful or productive.”Eckstein has said in the past he aims to end the Jewish Agency’s “monopoly” on aliyah and increase Jewish immigration to Israel. More than 31,500 people are expected to immigrate to Israel in 2016, according to the fellowship. The Jewish Agency said some 22,000 immigrated between January and October, down from 26,000 over that period last year.The fellowship’s statement, which focused largely on its growing share of the aliyah market, claimed responsibility for more than 40 percent of the 7,600 immigrants that moved to Israel between January and September from the 19 countries where it operates. The group said it was the “dominant force for Jewish immigration to Israel from nine countries in 2016”: Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela.According to the fellowship, Ukraine is its “most precarious mission.” Many of the Ukrainian Jews who will immigrate with the fellowship this year were displaced from their homes, especially in eastern Ukraine, by clashes between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian troops, the group said. The fellowship said it “housed and cared for” 2,800 Ukrainian Jews in the past two years, most of whom it will bring to Israel.The fellowship said it was responsible for 77 percent of immigration from Ukraine in 2016.
Torah stolen from Republic of Georgia synagogue found destroyed-Shreds of scroll, which was removed while building was closed, found behind the building-By JTA December 6, 2016, 8:57 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
A Torah scroll taken from a synagogue in the Caucasus republic of Georgia was destroyed.Police said unknown individuals broke into the synagogue in Gori, a city located 65 miles northwest of the capital Tbilisi, while it was temporarily closed on November 26. The Jewish community discovered the damage on Friday, when they reopened the synagogue.Parts of the Torah scroll were discovered behind the synagogue building, the news website Gorskie reported. Police are investigating the incident as a break-in, not a hate crime, the news website 2030 reported.Some 4,000 Jews live in Georgia, down from more than 28,000 in 1979 as the republic coped with war and instability in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse.The Georgian government is supportive of Jewish life in Georgia. Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili last year attended a ceremony celebrating the 120th anniversary of the synagogue in Oni, in western Georgia.Garibashvili, whose government provided some of the funding for renovations at the Oni and Tbilisi synagogues, called Georgia “the second homeland of the Jewish people.”
For first time, Israel denies entry to BDS activist-Isabel Piri belongs to World Council of Churches, which backs boycott of West Bank goods, documents rights abuse-By Sue Surkes December 6, 2016, 4:58 pm-the times of israel
For the first time, Israel on Monday refused entry to a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, Hebrew language media reported.Isabel Piri, from Malawi, arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport as a tourist, but was refused entry as information available to immigration control showed Piri was active in the World Council of Churches, which supports boycotting products from West Bank settlements.The WCC also sends volunteers from all over the world to the West Bank and East Jerusalem for periods of three months to serve as so-called “Ecumenical Accompaniers” to “experience life under occupation.”“Wearing our distinctive vests, you will accompany locals and report human rights abuses, help protect communities and keep international agencies up to date with the situation on the ground,” the program’s website says.After high-level consultations, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri decided to bar Piri from entering Israel, Channel 10 said.Giving her an entry permit would “strengthen the unacceptable activity” in which she was involved, Deri said. “I will use all the authority I have to avoid harm to Israel.”Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said BDS supporters’ only purpose was “to harm the State of Israel by collecting information and presenting it in a twisted and lying manner… to the world.”In November, a proposed law to prevent activists who call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel from being able to visit the country passed its first reading in the Knesset.The bill has received support from both right-wing and centrist parties, while left-wing parties have decried it as anti-democratic and ultimately ineffective at addressing the BDS issue.
Likud’s Begin ousted from top committee for anti-Amona vote-Coalition chairman David Bitan suspends veteran Knesset member for 3 weeks for twice voting against Regulation Bill-By Sue Surkes December 6, 2016, 4:19 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The chairman of the governing coalition on Tuesday suspended veteran Likud lawmaker Benny Begin from the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee a day after Begin twice voted against a bill that would recognize illegal West Bank settlement outposts built on privately owned Palestinian land.On Monday, the Knesset plenum approved a new version of the so-called Regulation Bill, a controversial measure castigated by its opponents as an illegal land grab that paves the way for Israel to recognize some 4,000 settler homes but hailed by its supporters as a precursor to some measure of annexation of the West Bank.In a letter to Begin — the son of late Likud prime minister Menachem Begin — Bitan, also from Likud, wrote that he had decided to suspend the MK for three weeks for his votes in the Knesset plenum.MK Tzipi Livni of the opposition Zionist Union and a former Likud MK, slammed Bitan for the move.“The fact that they’re suspending Benny Begin says everything about the Likud of today,” she said. “Netanyahu exploited Begin’s integrity for his own needs during the [March 2015] elections – and now runs roughshod over him and the truth in his decisions.”Begin, a hawk on Israeli-Palestinian matters who opposed the Oslo Peace Agreements signed by Israel and the Palestinians in the 1990s, has the reputation of an honest, principled and clean politician.He returned to politics last year after a period away, running on a slot reserved for a Netanyahu appointee. Begin was forced to resign as minister without portfolio after only 11 days, when Netanyahu brought Gilad Erdan into the cabinet, which pushed the number of Likud ministers over the limit agreed in the coalition agreement.
Golden statue of Netanyahu toppled in Tel Aviv plaza-Artist who placed sculpture without permission in Rabin Square says he wanted to ‘test the boundaries of free speech’-By Sue Surkes December 6, 2016, 4:43 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
A life-size golden statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was toppled by a passerby hours after it was erected overnight Monday in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.By 9 a.m. Tuesday, inspectors had stuck a notice on the sculpture, which stood atop an almost two meter-high pedestal in the square named for slain prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. The notice warned that the city would remove the statue and charge the artist unless it was removed within four hours.The trickle of passersby in the morning gradually swelled to lively crowds as news of the artwork spread like wildfire on broadcast and social media. Raucous debates erupted, some good-natured, others angry, as onlookers tried to interpret what message the artist sought to convey.And as an impromptu parliament sprouted up around the statue itself, animated discussions peppered Facebook and Twitter.After lunchtime, in the midst of crowds and an argument over democracy in Israel, an unidentified man pushed the statue over, sending it toppling onto the ground. The falling figure narrowly missed former Meretz lawmaker Yael Dayan, who sat in a wheelchair nearby.By 2 p.m., the sculptor, Itay Zalait, had packed the artwork into a trailer and driven it away, leaving a trail of photographers and TV cameras in his wake.Zalait, who had given advance notice to Israeli media that he was “going to perform an underground political-artistic act which will have major media reverberations,” said in a morning interview with Channel 2 News that this was just the first in a series of artistic acts he was planning.“The aim is to test the boundaries of free speech in Israel in 2016,” he said. “What happens when I display a sculpture like this? Will it bring sanctions, such as arrest, for example? Or will it just be removed? The work was intended to get people to think, he said. “I also want to look at the public’s interaction with it, at where people take it.”“I usually deal with subjects of freedom and free choice in my art, but all the things going on around didn’t allow me to continue.”Stressing that the initiative was his alone, he added: “It’s the first time I’ve done something political….Only time will tell whether it’s provocation or foresight.”The wood and polymer statue took three months to make.Many saw in the work a reference to the biblical golden calf, worshiped by the Children of Israel while Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the Jewish law. One passing man said, “People think he [Netanyahu] is made of gold.” Another was reminded of statues of dictators such as Romania’s Ceausescu and Cuban strongman Fidel Castro, who died last month. “We‘re getting quite close to that,” he said.On Facebook, one man expressed the opinions of many by posting,”Ha ha… All the leftists. Let them explode! He [Netanyahu] will be with us for a long time as prime minister!” Another followed up, “Once again, the left underestimates the intelligence of Likud [the party Netanyahu heads]!”— צחי דבוש (@TsahiDabush) December 6, 2016-A resident of Elad, a religious city in central Israel, who was in the square, said the sculpture was “cool” and reflected Netanyahu’s stature.Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) also blasted the statue in a Facebook post.“How cut off from reality can an artist be? Israel is democratic, [with] individual rights, civil rights, moral sensitivity, an activist judiciary, free media, in short one of the free countries,” she wrote. “But [this is] disconnected art, whose one golden calf is hatred of Netanyahu.”But Yael Dayan, an activist in Peace Now and a former chair of the Tel Aviv city council, told the Haaretz newspaper that the sculpture represented a “fingers up in everyone’s face.” It conveyed the message “Just as I’m king of Amona, I’m king of Tel Aviv.”Amona is an illegal West Bank outpost built on private Palestinian land that is due to be evacuated on December 25 in line with a court order.Israeli media headlines have been dominated in recent weeks by Netanyahu’s attempts to delay the evacuation and to find a solution acceptable to the settlement community.Rabin Square is one of the starkest symbols of the deep chasm between right and left in Israel.It was here that Rabin was shot to death by a Jewish extremist as he left a peace rally on November 4, 1995. Rabin was a co-architect of the Oslo Peace Accords signed by Israel and the Palestinians in the 1990s. The deal was bitterly opposed by Israel’s right wing.
Nearly half of Israeli Jews say left not loyal to the state — poll-Majority say criticism during times of security conflict is illegitimate; plurality backs annexation; most unmoved by fears of growing anti-Semitism in US-By Marissa Newman December 6, 2016, 3:10 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Nearly half of Jewish Israelis believe the political left is not loyal to Israel, and a majority of citizens maintain it is illegitimate to criticize the state during times of security instability, according to a poll published on Tuesday.The Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University Peace Index also found some 44 percent of Jewish Israelis favor annexation of the West Bank, compared to 38% of opponents. But Israelis are split on an outpost legalization bill that would recognize unauthorized construction on private Palestinian land — and which some politicians, from both sides of the aisle, have described as a first step in annexing the area — with 46% siding with the government position in support of the legislation, and 43% backing the attorney general’s stance opposing the bill.The poll of 600 respondents — 500 Jewish and 100 Arab — also revealed that most Israelis believe the Donald Trump administration will be supportive of Israel and downplay fears of an uptick in anti-Semitism in US as a result of the election.Most (56%) back contentious legislation that would bar mosques from using loudspeakers to broadcast the call to prayer — though a majority also believe other solutions could be reached in lieu of legal action.According to the survey results, among Jewish Israelis, 55% say “criticizing policy in times of security tension is illegitimate.”“Hence it is not surprising, though worrisome from a democratic standpoint, that almost half of Israeli Jewish citizens think the political left is not loyal to the country (48%),” the poll’s authors said. Only 43% of Jewish Israelis and 69% of Arab Israelis say the left is loyal to the state.The survey found that supporters of West Bank annexation eclipsed the opponents (44% vs. 38%). But in a separate question, Israelis were split on whether the state must give Palestinians citizenship if it extends its sovereignty over the West Bank.“As for the assertion that ‘If the territories are annexed and one state is established under Israeli rule, there will be no choice but to give the Palestinians full and equal civil rights,’ 48% disagree while 42% agree,” it said.The survey, however, did not break down whether annexation supporters were in favor of or opposed to extending citizenship to Palestinians; or, conversely, whether opponents were more or less likely to agree that the government could get away with not granting citizenship to West Bank residents,Moreover, while participants were asked whether granting citizenship was unavoidable, not preferred, the survey authors subsequently concluded that “a small but significant minority of the Jewish public supports a situation that the international community regards as apartheid.”Israelis were also divided over the Regulation Bill, with 46% aligning themselves with the government, which supports it, and 43% with the attorney general, who is against it. The question was framed around the impending evacuation of the Amona outpost, which the proposal was originally designed to avert (the retroactive provisions that would have applied to Amona have since been excised from the legislation).On another piece of legislation in the headlines, the survey found that 56% of Jewish Israelis support the bill to prevent mosques from using loudspeakers to announce the call to prayer, but 59% believe an agreement to lower the volume could be reached without the law. An overwhelming 93% of Arab respondents said a solution could be reached through other channels.Trump and Israel-Over 80% of Jewish Israelis agreed with a recent statement by Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer that “Israel has no doubt that President-elect Trump is a true friend of Israel…. We look forward to working…with all of the members of the Trump administration…and making the US-Israel alliance stronger than ever.” Among Arab Israelis, “a very similar rate thinks US-Israeli relations will flourish during Trump’s tenure, though that expectation is not necessarily to this public’s liking,” the polls said.Israelis were also largely unperturbed over fears of a rise in anti-Semitism in the US, though those identifying with the left and center were more concerned than their right-wing counterparts.“As we have seen, Israelis tend to expect the Trump administration to be sympathetic. Not surprisingly, then, a majority of the Jewish public (55%) views fears that the new president’s election will foster a rise in US anti-Semitism as unwarranted. Indeed, the fear of burgeoning US anti-Semitism in the wake of Trump’s election is considerably higher among those defining themselves as left-wing, and in the center as well, than among those defining themselves as right-wing,” it said.However, 73% of respondents said that if there is a rise in anti-Semitic sentiment in the US, the Israeli government should intervene and pressure the White House to combat the phenomenon.“This finding testifies both to Israeli Jewry’s solidarity with American Jewry and to their sense of responsibility toward them. It also reflects the Jewish public’s belief that Israel is capable of influencing the new US administration, and indicates the sort of ‘parental’ role that Israeli Jews assume toward Diaspora Jewry,” the authors said.The prevailing view among Jewish Israelis on West Bank construction was that Trump will not interfere (39%), while nearly one-quarter (23%) said he will support it, and 18% say he will prevent it. Nearly half of Arab Israelis believe Trump will actively encourage Israeli building (48%), while one-third say he won’t intervene, and 11% say he will block it.Moreover, a plurality of both Jewish Israelis (47%) and Arab Israelis (42%) believe the Trump administration will push for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.The poll was conducted by telephone from November 29 to December 1, 2016, by the Midgam Research Institute. The margin of error was ±4.1%.
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