Thursday, January 19, 2017
CAR RAMMING HIGHLIGHTS RADICALISM INROADS AMONG NEGEV BEDOIN.
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 deploys 'Star Wars' missile killer system-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 18, 2017
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's upgraded ballistic missile shield became operational on Wednesday, in a "Star Wars"-like extension of its capabilities to outer space where incoming missiles can be safely destroyed.The Defence Ministry said the U.S.-funded Arrow 3 system, jointly developed by state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries and U.S. firm Boeing Co., was handed over the Israeli Air Force.The Arrow 3, together with the Arrow 2, which has been operational since 2000, would "significantly reduce the possibilities of ballistic missiles" hitting Israel, the ministry said in a statement.The Arrow 2 is designed to intercept projectiles high and low within the atmosphere. Arrow 3 missiles will fly into space, where their warheads detach to become "kamikaze" satellites that track and slam into their targets.Such high-altitude shoot-downs are meant to safely destroy incoming nuclear, biological or chemical missiles. Israel has frequently voiced concern about a ballistic missile threat posed by its arch-foe, Iran.The United States has its own system for intercepting ballistic missiles in space, Aegis.Arrow serves as the top tier of an integrated Israeli shield built up to withstand various potential missile or rocket salvoes. The bottom tier is the already-deployed short-range Iron Dome interceptor, which was used extensively with high success rates in a 2014 Gaza war against Hamas militants.Another Israeli system called David's Sling is being developed to shoot down mid-range, lower-altitude missiles, such as those in the arsenal of Iranian-backed Hezbollah, a Lebanese group which last fought a war with Israel in 2006.(Reporting by Jeffrey Heller; Editing by Ori Lewis and Alison Williams)
Netanyahu tells MKs not to fan flames after car-ramming-Prime minister calls deadly incident a terror attack, comparing it to car-rammings in Israel and Europe, says police will continue to enforce law-By Times of Israel staff January 18, 2017, 5:33 pm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on lawmakers to refrain from inciting violence Wednesday, hours after a deadly incident during an operation to raze homes in a Bedouin village led to fierce clashes between police and protesters, including several Arab Knesset members.Policeman Erez Levi was killed early Wednesday morning after being run over by a car driven by a man identified as Yaqoub Mousa Abu Al-Qia’an, who was killed by police fire.Israeli officials called the incident a terror attack, but activists at the scene said the driver lost control of the car after being shot or was fleeing the police fire when he hit Levi. Aerial footage appeared to show police shooting before the crash.Netanyahu met with Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Police Chief Roni Alsheich for an update on the clashes sparked by the incident, his office said.In a statement after the meeting, Netanyahu said Levi was “murdered,” grouping the car-ramming with terror attacks in Israel and abroad.“This is the second-ramming attack in the last few days. We are fighting this murderous phenomenon, which has struck both Israel and the world.”While police and other officials claimed they had found evidence that Abu Al-Qia’an had been radicalized, Netanyahu made no mention of it.But the prime minister called for Knesset members to maintain calm, as protests were planned across Israel Wednesday evening and a general strike in the Arab community called for Thursday.“I ask everyone, especially members of the Knesset, to be responsible, to stop fanning emotions and inciting toward violence,” he said in a statement. “The police are operating on the ground with authority and nobody has the right to interfere with their mission.”He also said the home demolitions would continue, despite the fierce protests against the plan to move hundreds of Bedouin families off the land and to a nearby city.“Not only will this incident not deter us, it will strengthen us. It will strengthen our determination to enforce the law everywhere,” he said.Police had descended on the village early Wednesday to evacuate and demolish illegally constructed buildings. They fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.Among those protesting Wednesday morning were several Arab lawmakers, including Joint List head Ayman Odeh who was injured in the clash. Several others were also injured in the clashes.After the deadly car-ramming, most of the members of the Joint List appeared at the site to decry the razings and the killings.The Arab Higher Committee called for a national strike of the Arab sector in Israel Thursday to protest the house demolitions, according to Joint (Arab) List MK Aida Touma-Sliman.Businesses will close across the country but children will go to school for three hours to learn about the demolitions, Touma-Sliman said.
Car-ramming highlights radicalism’s inroads among Negev Bedouin-Most of the 240,000 Bedouin of the Negev want to be part of the state, but support for extremism is growing, as are ties with nearby Palestinian areas-By Avi Issacharoff January 18, 2017, 1:19 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Relations between the communities known as the “Bedouin diaspora” and the State of Israel took a particularly heavy blow early Wednesday morning. This was not just a case of state-ordered home demolitions and a dispute over lands, as in the past. This confrontation ended with the fatal car-ramming of an Israeli policeman, Erez Levi, 34, and the killing of his assailant, Yaqoub Mousa Abu Al-Qia’an. The incident can only intensify the tensions among Bedouin residents of the Negev as regards their treatment by the state. The fact that Levi was killed in what appears to have been a terrorist car-ramming does not change the underlying picture. The Bedouin regard the demolitions of homes in Umm al-Hiran as a deliberate provocation by the Israeli authorities intended to boot them from their lands in order to build a Jewish town.Those who argue that force need not have been used at this stage, given that there were ongoing efforts to negotiate the peaceful evacuation of the unauthorized Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, may well have a point. Critics point to the case of Amona, an illegal Jewish outpost in the West Bank, where ultimately the Israeli government and the residents reached an agreement to avert a potentially violent evacuation (although that evacuation has not yet happened). Nonetheless, those who note that the residents of Umm al-Hiran illegally took control of lands that do not belong to them are also correct. The trouble is, as we’ve learned too many times before, that being right is not enough in the Middle East; it’s preferable to be wise. And apparently wisdom was in inadequate supply when the decision was taken to order home demolitions early Wednesday in Umm al-Hiran.In the Negev today, there are some 240,000 Bedouin. About two-thirds of them, 160,000, live in nine cities and the rest in what is known as the “Bedouin diaspora” — 360 unauthorized encampments. These encampments cover immense expanses of land and their residents claim that these territories belong to them. The state emphatically disagrees.Some 60 percent of the Negev Bedouin populace are youths aged less than 18. The problem of housing obviously intensifies given the high rate of natural growth in the community. While in most of Israel a young couple generally finds itself struggling to get a mortgage in order to purchase a home, among the Bedouin diaspora such an option is almost nonexistent. Young Bedouin find it hard to find a place to live; there is no proper planning in many of the Bedouin settlements.The question of housing, however, is only one small problem that the State of Israel grapples with when it comes to Negev Bedouin. For a start, there is a considerable problem with governance in the Bedouin diaspora. There is a great deal of violence and gunfire. There is violence against police officers, who largely try to steer clear: Each year sees dozens of violent incidents in Bedouin settlements, and the state has difficulty enforcing the law there.Even within the various Bedouin tribes themselves, the traditional community leaders, the heads of clans, have increasing difficulty imposing their authority on the younger generation for whom old traditions and norms are less relevant.As with other Arab communities in Israel, there is a process of religious radicalization among the Bedouin of the Negev, and an increasing affinity for extreme ideology. This is not the ideology of the Southern Branch of the Islamic Movement, but rather the more extreme mindset of Raed Salah’s Northern Branch. And some young Bedouin increasingly identify with Islamic State ideas.One must also not ignore another problem: the growing connection between the Bedouin diaspora and the Palestinians, especially residents of the nearby southern Hebron Hills. There are nowadays large numbers of illegal residents in the Bedouin sector in Israel — about 15,000 at present. And lots of Bedouin have married Palestinians: About 18,000 Israeli citizens among the Negev Bedouin were born of marriages between Bedouins and Palestinians. The Palestinians are often those who run Bedouin households; one prime example is the Segev Shalom Bedouin town in the Negev, where one-fifth of the population is of Palestinian origin.All of this inevitably creates fertile ground for radical ideas. About 100 Israeli Bedouin citizens are today identified as Islamic State sympathizers — not activists in the organization, but people who have expressed support for its ideology. One radical example of this is Dr. Othman Abdulkayan, who left Israel for Syria to join Islamic State, and was reportedly killed in 2014. In the eyes of many members of his family, he is something of a local hero. On the whole, though, supporters of IS limit their activities to social media and the internet.One extreme example of IS activity surrounded a group of teachers at the Salaam school in Hura, some of whom are members of the al-Qia’an clan, who advocated pro-Islamic State activity and whose ringleader was jailed last year. They were often helped by teachers who came from Arab areas in northern Israel, and who share the ideology of Islamic State and its affiliates. These ties between teachers with extreme, dangerous ideological tendencies and young, poor students are likely to prove dangerous to the state, and indeed, to the Negev Bedouin themselves.It’s worth emphasizing that the vast majority of the Bedouin diaspora is not part of these dangerous trends. Most Bedouin seek to find their place economically and socially within the fabric of the State of Israel. They do not regard the activities of pro-IS activists and supporters of other extremist movements in any positive light.Unfortunately, events such as Wednesday’s strengthen the voice of the extremists and weaken those who want to be part of the state, even serving in the Israel Defense Forces.
Fears of new resolution dulled, UN Security Council to gather Tuesday-Jerusalem’s concerns that Paris confab could lead to fresh anti-Israel move faded with Kerry reassurances to Netanyahu-By Times of Israel staff January 17, 2017, 9:33 am
The United Nations Security Council is set to meet Tuesday to discuss “the Palestinian question” in the wake of a mounting campaign in world bodies to restart stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.Israel’s envoy to the world body, Danny Danon, will address the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. local time at UN headquarters in New York (5 p.m. Israel time).The gathering comes two days after a one-day peace conference in Paris with representatives from over 70 countries – but not Israel or the Palestinian Authority, and amid fears in Jerusalem the meeting could be used to field another resolution critical of Israel — following the adoption of a resolution last month that flogged the settlement enterprise.Last week, Danon said the Tuesday Security Council meet would mark “an attempt to promote a last-minute initiative before the new US administration takes office.”Earlier this month, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said diplomats were working to thwart an additional Security Council resolution at the Tuesday meeting.“The Paris Conference is irrelevant,” he said. “But there are signs that they are trying to turn decisions made there into another Security Council resolution, and that is no longer irrelevant.”There are more than a few indications for that, Netanyahu added, without elaborating.Those concerns have been dampened somewhat over the last two days by US support for a softened text in Paris, London’s refusal to sign on to that document and promises from Washington that the Obama administration won’t allow another anti-Israel resolution during its last days in office.It is not clear what might come from the meeting, the first on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the body’s 15 member states passed Resolution 2334, drawing a furious reaction from Jerusalem, including against the US, which abstained rather than vetoing the measure.The December 23 resolution lashed Israel for its settlements policy, calling Israel’s civilian presence beyond the pre-1967 Green Line a “flagrant violation” of international law.On Sunday, US Secretary of State John Kerry told Netanyahu in a phone call from Paris that the US would not countenance any new measures against Israel at the Security Council ahead of the Friday inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.Israel’s new Foreign Ministry chief, Yuval Rotem, on Monday hailed what he described as the lackluster outcome of the Paris conference, calling it a victory for Israel and saying Jerusalem’s decision not to show up sent a message to the international community.“The fact that the Paris conference has no followup is from our perspective the most meaningful accomplishment,” Rotem told Israel Radio.The Paris summit was the second such gathering in the past year to be hosted by France with the aim of setting a concrete agenda for renewed peace efforts.The meeting’s concluding statement imposed “no new obligations” on Israel and “finished without any mechanism to apply or follow up” on the provisions it laid out for achieving peace, Rotem said.Netanyahu dismissed the Paris meeting as “a rigged conference, rigged by the Palestinians with French auspices to adopt additional anti-Israel stances.”Sunday’s peace conference and December’s Resolution 2334 only further “encourage the Palestinians to refuse direct negotiations with Israel,” Rotem said.Israeli leaders were scathing in their criticism of the December UN resolution, with Netanyahu noting that it attempted to define as illegal the presence of Jews in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City of Jerusalem, as well as Israel’s presence at the Temple Mount holy site.The resolution led to a final dust-up between the administrations of Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama after the US pointedly declined to veto the resolution, allowing its passage.
Hanan Ashrawi: London is compounding its historic 'culpability... for the Palestinian tragedy'-Britain denounced for defending Israel in international forums-After UK blocks EU from endorsing Paris conference communique, Palestinian and European officials accuse Theresa May of aligning with Jerusalem to cozy up to Trump-By Raphael Ahren January 17, 2017, 1:31 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Palestinian and European officials on Monday slammed the UK’s apparent readiness to defy international consensus and stand up for Israel, accusing London of aligning with Jerusalem to garner favor with the incoming Trump administration.“We were expecting the United Kingdom, in particular, to play an effective role in the international system that rejects the Israeli occupation and its settlement enterprise,” Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said in a statement released Monday evening, hours after the government of Prime Minister Theresa May blocked a French effort to have the European Union endorse a peace conference it held Sunday.“The United Kingdom should revise its positions by holding Israel accountable, as well as support the Palestinian and international initiatives. It is time to end the historic injustice that befell our people who will soon mark the anniversary of the infamous Balfour Declaration.”Hanan Ashrawi, another senior PLO official, charged that instead of “rectifying its historical responsibility” for the Palestinian “tragedy,” London is “compounding its culpability.”Ashrawi: Instead of rectifying its historical responsibility, UK is compounding its culpability by undermining initiatives #ParisConference pic.twitter.com/KVsdKodg7u— Palestine PLO – NAD (@nadplo) January 16, 2017-On Sunday, the UK sent three lower level diplomats to the Paris peace conference but refused to sign the joint declaration issued by all but two participating countries (Australia also refused to sign the document).A spokesperson for the British government later criticized the meeting for its inopportune timing ahead of a new US administration, and for the fact that neither Israelis nor Palestinians were present.While reaffirming London’s support for a two-state solution, the spokesman indicated that the Paris conference might end up being unconstructive and liable to harden Palestinian negotiating positions.On Monday, the UK successfully blocked France’s effort to have the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council adopt the Paris conference’s final communique, which calls on Israelis and Palestinians to take concrete steps to promote a two-state solution.Based on the same concerns the UK voiced over the French confab, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson argued against endorsing the text that came out of the conference. A handful of Eastern European nations supported London’s stance and since EU Foreign Affairs Council conclusions require unanimity, the text was not adopted.However, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday that the Paris declaration “reflects fully the EU’s consolidated position that we reconfirmed today.”The Palestinians weren’t the only ones who took issue with what appears to be a British pivot toward positions close to those of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Several European diplomats said the UK’s sudden departure from its traditional positions is an effort to endear the country, which last year voted to leave the EU, to President-elect Trump. The new US leader has signaled that he intends to reconsider positions that have long been an international consensus regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.For instance, he was vowed to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — a move Palestinian and European officials have warned could have profound negative effects — and appointed advisers and emissaries that support Israel’s settlement enterprise and do not consider settlements an obstacle to peace.In a recent interview with Bild and the Times of London, Trump said he hoped the UK would veto any anti-Israel resolution at the UN Security Council.“The Brits read what Trump said and implemented it immediately,” an unnamed European diplomat who attended Monday’s EU meeting told Haaretz.“It’s madness. Just three weeks ago the Brits pushed for UN Security Council resolution 2334 [which criticized] the settlements and voted for it, and now they’re blocking resolutions on the matter at the Foreign Affairs Council. With all due respect to the British, you can’t run foreign policy according to someone’s tweets.”Mark Hendrick, a lawmaker for the British Labour party, told the Financial Times that Johnson’s decision not to sign the Paris declaration was “alarming.”“The UK is changing a 20-year policy on the Middle East and settlements for the sake of a good trade deal with Donald Trump,” a European diplomat told the paper. “They’re basically changing 20 years of international consensus.”By all accounts, the UK’s refusal to sign the Paris declaration and its subsequent effort to prevent the EU from adopting the text, was highly unusual.On Sunday, participants from 70 other countries endorsed the conference’s final communique, which even Israeli officials said was “softened” compared to last month’s Security Council resolution — which Britain supported.London expressed “particular reservations” about the Paris meeting since the confab took place against Israel’s expressed wishes and “just days before the transition to a new American president when the US will be the ultimate guarantor of any agreement,” a Foreign Office spokesman said. “There are risks therefore that this conference hardens positions at a time when we need to be encouraging the conditions for peace.”Due to these concerns, Britain had attended the Paris talks as an observer only and refused to sign the joint declaration issued after the conference, the spokesman said.This surprising statement appeared to align London’s position on the conference with Israel’s. Jerusalem repeatedly decried the event as a futile exercise that, if anything, will make peace harder to achieve.“The conference convening in Paris today is a useless conference,” Netanyahu said earlier on Sunday. “Its goal is to try and force terms on Israel that conflict with our national needs. Of course it pushes peace further away because it hardens the Palestinian positions and it also pushes them away from direct negotiations without preconditions.”On December 23, the UK voted in favor of a UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which passed after Washington refrained from exercising its veto. Johnson admitted to playing an instrumental role in drafting the resolution, which was fiercely criticized by Israel, though Jerusalem focused its condemnations on the United States.Netanyahu contacted Johnson before the Security Council vote, but did not speak to Theresa May.Days after the vote, May’s spokesperson issued a highly unusual rebuke of US Secretary of State John Kerry for overly focusing on Israeli settlements during a post-vote December 28 speech, in which he defended the US abstention, bitterly attacked the settlement enterprise, and set out his thoughts on how to advance the peace process.Just a week and half before the Security Council vote, May delivered a speech overflowing with praise and support for Israel. Addressing the Conservative Friends of Israel, the prime minister hailed the Jewish state as “a remarkable country” and “a beacon of tolerance.”Ties with Jerusalem were “crucial,” she said, promising to raise the bilateral trade relationship to new heights and describing the Balfour Declaration as “one of the most important letters in history.”Times of Israel staff and agencies contributed to this report.
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