Wednesday, January 18, 2017
TRUMP-MIDEAST PEACE ELUSIVE BECAUSE PALESTINIANS ARE GIVIN SO MUCH.
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
Trump: Mideast peace elusive because Palestinians are ‘given so much’-President-elect says ‘psychologically binding’ UN resolution on settlements will make negotiating an agreement ‘much tougher’-By Tamar Pileggi January 16, 2017, 8:48 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
US President-elect Donald Trump said his prospects of negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian deal during his presidency have been hampered by the fact that the international community has been “giving so much” to the Palestinians.Speaking to The Times of London and Germany’s Bild just days before his inauguration, Trump further said the December UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements would only serve to harden Palestinians’ ideological positions in future peace talks.“The problem I have is that [Resolution 2334] makes it a tougher deal for me to negotiate because the Palestinians are given so much — even though it’s not legally binding it’s psychologically binding and it makes it much tougher for me to negotiate,” he said. “You understand that? Because people are giving away chips, they’re giving away all these chips.”But, Trump went on to say, if anyone could broker an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, it would be his Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner.“Jared is such a good lad, he will secure an Israel deal which no one else has managed to get. You know, he’s a natural talent, he is the top, he is a natural talent,” he said.Last week, Trump named Kushner as a senior adviser in his administration, apparently skirting anti-nepotism regulations.“You know what I’m talking about — a natural talent. He has an innate ability to make deals, everyone likes him,” he said of Kushner.Trump said his daughter Ivanka, Kushner’s wife, would play no role in his administration as she “has the kids” and was busy buying a house in Washington, DC.During the interview, Trump leveled harsh criticism at outgoing President Barack Obama’s policies toward Israel, calling the US abstention from the vote on December 23’s Security Council Resolution 2334 “just terrible.”He urged the UK to veto any new resolutions critical of Israel, because “I’m not sure if the US would do so — extraordinarily enough.“They won’t do it, right? Do you believe the US will place a veto? I have Jewish friends who organized a donor event for Obama. I say to them, ‘What on earth are you doing? Okay — what are you doing?’”Trump declined to answer whether he would implement a contentious campaign promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that Palestinians have warned will inflame tensions with Israel and the West.“I’m not going to comment on that. But we’ll see,” Trump said.The incoming US president also weighed in on European policy issues, and called German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open door policy to refugees a “catastrophic mistake” that would ultimately lead to more jihadist attacks in the country.Trump claimed Europe’s refugee policy, spearheaded by Germany, was responsible for Britain’s surprise referendum vote to leave the EU.“If they hadn’t been forced to take in all of the refugees, so many, with all the problems that it, you know, entails, I think that you wouldn’t have a Brexit,” he said.The Bild and London Times interviews were published the same day as 70 nations met for the Middle East peace conference in Paris, which called for a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The Paris conference was mainly symbolic, but came at a crucial juncture for the Middle East, five days before Trump, who has vowed unstinting support for Israel, takes office.At the conference, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault warned Trump there would be extremely serious consequences” if he implemented his promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
Likud minister: Trump could edge Palestinians toward peace-Tzachi Hanegbi rejects annexation bids, says Israel should focus on retaining settlement blocs in final agreement-By Raphael Ahren January 17, 2017, 6:10 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The new US administration and its pro-Israel positions could make the Palestinians more amenable to restarting peace negotiations with Israel, Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Monday.“The fact that we have such a major change in the US could make the Palestinians become more realistic and more pragmatic about going back to the negotiating table,” he said.But the international community, Hanegbi argued, is unlikely to align with the incoming president’s expected recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, or his supposed view that settlements are not an obstacle to peace.The veteran politician also cautioned that even with Donald Trump in the White House, it will be difficult to to abrogate or even amend the nuclear deal with Iran.In a far-reaching briefing with reporters in Jerusalem, Hanegbi — a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — expressed several positions that put him at odds with most senior members of his Likud party. For instance, he opposed the Regulation Bill — a piece of legislation geared to legalizing West Bank outposts built on private Palestinian land — and rejected a unilateral Israeli annexation of Ma’ale Adumim, a large Jerusalem suburb east of the Green Line.Rather, he endorsed a two-state solution and called for renewed peace talks with the Palestinian Authority.“We believe that now is the time. It’s clear now, even after this event in Paris, that there is no substitute for direct negotiations, that only the parties themselves can find the common denominator to reach an agreement about all disputed issues,” Hanegbi said, referring to Sunday’s peace conference, hosted by the French government and attended by some 70 countries, but not Israel or the Palestinians.Still, he warned, time is not in anyone’s favor, though the Palestinians have more to lose than Israel, in the event of ongoing stalemate. “We go on with our lives and build our countries. We put all our energies in the real issues, while the Palestinians continue to suffer from devastation and despair and a feeling of being the eternal victim.”Israel is therefore urging Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “to take advantage of the fact that there is real substantial change in the world now,” Hanegbi said at the briefing, organized by the Israel Project. The fact that a new president will be moving into the White House later this week is “a very good opportunity for both Israel and the Palestinians to put aside all their tensions and frustrations and despair, and, whatever our emotions are, go back to the negotiating table.”Hanegbi wouldn’t hazard a prediction as to whether Trump will agree with the Netanyahu government on every single matter. But, he asserted, in contrast with outgoing US President Barack Obama, Trump feels the same way about two issues of special importance to Israel: the nuclear deal with Iran and the contention that Israeli settlements are a key obstacle to Middle East peace.“This is a powerful change. It’s positive for the world, and for America; it’s not only an Israeli interest,” the minister said. “How will it be implemented practically during Trump’s term? It’s not easy to predict. Because, in a way, the [Iran] agreement is a fait accompli and it’s not easy to annihilate or change it.”Last month, Netanyahu announced his plan to work with Trump on changing the Iran deal, saying he had “about five things” in mind. He did not elaborate.The issue of settlements “is problematic in itself,” Hanegbi said. “The world is not going to adopt Trump’s view about it just because Trump doesn’t feel the same animosity toward the settlements as other leaders.”Hanegbi, one of the few Likud ministers who support Netanyahu’s acceptance of the “two states for two peoples” formula, said the Obama administration’s “not-one-brick policy” of condemning construction even in the settlement blocs was problematic because it made the Palestinians refuse to resume negotiations in the absence of a complete settlement freeze.‘We believe the new US policy will make easier for the Palestinians to come back to the negotiating table’-In their meetings with Israelis, Palestinian leaders said they could not be more forgiving on settlements than the US and negotiate while construction continued apace, according to Hanegbi. “This was damaging to the very chance that the Palestinians could be more pragmatic. Now, we believe the new policy in America will make it easier for the Palestinians to make a decision concerning coming back to the negotiating table.”The key to resuming talks lies in convincing Abbas that he’s not wasting his time, that Israel is genuinely interested in reaching an agreement, he said, indicating that time was the crucial factor.“This is why we believe that this is the place now to put an end to stalling and go back [to negotiation], and they’ll be able to witness whether there is readiness on the Israeli side to go forward in the negotiations,” he said. “They should give us this realistic chance to prove that we mean business…. There’s nothing we want more, in the political arena, than to try to find a solution, as we did with Egypt and Jordan.”While Israel rejected Sunday’s Paris peace conference as “useless,” Jerusalem was not opposed in principle to outside parties making efforts to help Israelis and Palestinians reach peace. “We don’t object to international involvement, to mediation, to helping the sides make decisions, promising the sides things that motivate them to be more pragmatic on the substantial negotiation,” Hanegbi said.Israel is happy to work with the Americans, the Europeans or even the UN, he added. “It’s okay, as long as the idea is that [international involvement] is some kind of a theater, but the real play is between the parties themselves.”That is why Netanyahu did not reject the idea of meeting Abbas in Moscow or anywhere else, the minister said. “We say to all the leaders who come to Jerusalem and urge us to continue negotiations: You pick the time, you pick the place, call the parties and we will be there — but without preconditions. But [Abbas] says, ‘Yes, I’ll be there, but first Israel has to end settlements and all these preconditions that are unacceptable.”If the Trump administration decides it wants to play a role in fostering Israeli-Palestinian peace, “we will be more than happy,” as long as Washington’s role remains helping the parties “sit in intimate environment to try to put our disputes to an end.”Hanegbi, who held his first ministerial post in 1996, during Netanyahu’s first term as prime minister, said he was the only Likud minister to oppose the so-called Regulation Bill, even though he voted for it.On December 7, the controversial legislation, advanced by the pro-settlement movement, passed its first reading, but has since stalled.“That’s it. At the moment, there’s no more effort to go forward with this legislation,” Hanegbi said. The bill was originally intended to solve the problems of settlers who, in good faith, built homes on land that later turned out to belong to Palestinians. The government is currently trying to find a solution for Israelis who fear eviction orders, he added, but the Regulation Bill “is not the right way,” since it creates the global perception that Israel is not interested in a two-state solution.“This is something damaging for us and I believe we will find a way not to go forward with this legislation.”Some of his colleagues argue in favor of the bill, saying that it’s beneficial politically, even if the Supreme Court later declares it unconstitutional, “but I don’t think so,” Hanegbi said. “We should do the right thing, and the right thing is to make an effort to find a solution to the settlers and not to go forward with this legislation.”Hanegbi, whose mother, former MK Geula Cohen, was behind the 1980 law with which Israel annexed East Jerusalem, acknowledged that he may be a minority among Likud members in opposing the unilateral annexation of Ma’ale Adumim.In recent weeks, coalition lawmakers and ministers have vowed to advance legislation to apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jerusalem suburb, which most Israelis agree will be part of the country under any future peace deal.The town will eventually be part of sovereign Israel, Hanegbi agreed, “but it’s better for us if it becomes part of Israel through the framework of a final-status [agreement], not through unilateral legislation.“Especially now, we want to build trust with the Trump administration. We don’t want to defy it. We don’t want to surprise it. We want to see if there’s a place for building and shaping a policy that will bring the Palestinians to the negotiation table and not encourage them to remain reluctant.”Once Israelis and Palestinians sign a peace treaty and implement a two-state solution, “there will be tunnels or bridges that will allow this area to be practically part of Jerusalem” without hindering a territorially viable Palestinian state,” Hanegbi said. “A solution will be made. But at the moment, unilateral annexation moves are not in the interest of Israel.”On the issue of the US Embassy, Hanegbi said he agreed with his Likud colleagues in hoping Trump will keep his promise and move it from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.In 1948, the US was “maybe the only state in the world” that chose not to build its embassy in Jerusalem, he said. That was “abnormal,” but at the time the young State of Israel did not have close relations to Washington and thus was in no position to protest.Hence, Hanegbi argued, moving the embassy to Jerusalem — the city where he was born 60 years ago — would be merely a rectification of a mistake made long ago.Responding to critics of Trump’s promise to relocate the embassy, he contended that a move would not prejudge Jerusalem’s status, which will have to be negotiated by Israelis and Palestinians. The two sides argue mainly about the Old City, but even the new US administration won’t be recognizing Israel’s claim to the entire Old City.“The Palestinians can relax,” he said. “It’s not going to change anything.”
Police say officers thwarted Jerusalem stabbing attack-West Bank resident arrested on bus to Damascus Gate, where he allegedly planned to purchase knife and attack security forces-By Stuart Winer January 17, 2017, 6:56 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israel Police said Tuesday they foiled a stabbing attack in Jerusalem planned by a West Bank resident on Monday. They said the suspect, who was in Israel illegally, was intercepted before he reached his target, security forces at the Damascus Gate of the Old City in Jerusalem.Border Police officers routinely stopped and combed a bus from an East Jerusalem transport company as it traveled through the A-Tur neighborhood, police said. They became suspicious of a Palestinian passenger, and discovered that he was a 19-year-old resident of the West Bank who did not have a permit to be inside Israel.Police arrested the suspect and took him for questioning, during which he admitted he was heading to the Damascus Gate area, where he planned to purchase a knife with cash he was carrying and then attack security forces.“The professionalism and alertness of the police and troops … led to the thwarting of injury to innocent people and security forces, and the arrest of a West Bank resident,” police said in a statement.The suspect was remanded in custody until Wednesday, police said.
Palestinian tries to stab soldier in West Bank, is shot dead-Attacker pulls knife as he approaches security forces at checkpoint outside city of Tulkarem; no troops hurt-By Times of Israel staff January 17, 2017, 6:55 pm
A Palestinian man was shot dead Tuesday as he tried to stab soldiers manning a checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Tulkarem, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.There were no reports of injures among the security forces.“An assailant armed with a knife attempted to stab an IDF soldier at a crossing adjacent to Tulkarem,” the IDF said. “Responding to the imminent threat forces fired towards the attacker, resulting in his death.”The incident came shortly after Israel Police revealed they thwarted a planned stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Monday. A Palestinian who did not have a permit to be in Israel was arrested as he rode a bus in East Jerusalem. He admitted during questioning that he intended to reach the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem where he planned to stab security forces at the site.In November, an IDF soldier was sustained a light wound to the knee in a shooting attack at a checkpoint near Tulkarem.Medics treated him at the site. According to initial reports, he was struck in the knee by ricocheting bullets.In September 2016, two female soldiers entered Tulkarem and sustained mild injuries from rocks thrown at them before they were rescued by local Palestinian police and Defense Ministry officials. An initial probe of that incident revealed that not only had the two soldiers relied on a navigation app, but they had entered Tulkarem unarmed.
Settler leader: 'Invitation is a clear indication' of the new administration's mindset-Birds of a feather, right-wing politicians flock to Trump inauguration-In apparently unprecedented move, Likud MKs Glick and Haskel to join settler leaders representing Israel at presidential transition-By Raphael Ahren January 17, 2017, 2:25 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
For the first time in recent memory, two Israeli lawmakers are planning to attend the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump.MKs Yehudah Glick and Sharren Haskel, both from the ruling center-right Likud party, have confirmed their participation at Friday’s ceremony in Washington, DC.A delegation from the Yesha Council settlers’ umbrella group is also planning to attend the event.Glick grew up in Brooklyn and immigrated to Israel with his family when he was eight. He had to renounce his US citizenship when he entered the Knesset in May 2016.Glick told The Times of Israel that he was invited by HaYovel, an organization that brings Christian volunteers to Israel to help local farmers. “Me going has nothing to do with my political opinions. I’m going there as someone active in dialogue between American Christians and Israel,” he said. “I won’t participate in any political events.”During the election campaign he was critical of both Trump and his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, Glick continued. “I try to be as much as I can to the point. I am not going to Washington to show support for Trump’s candidacy. But as far as I know the elections are over, and he’s been elected president.”Had he been invited to the inauguration of Barack Obama he would also gladly accepted, he added. The US is Israel’s most important ally and “there’s no reason in the world” why he shouldn’t accept an invitation to attend the new president’s inauguration, Glick said.Haskel was born in Toronto, Canada, and immigrated to Israel with her parents a year later.The Yesha Council is sending a delegation of top leaders and activists, including its chief foreign envoy Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi; Yossi Dagan, the head of Samaria Regional Council; and Benny Kashriel, the mayor of Ma’ale Adumim. Revivi, Dagan and Kashriel are all longtime Likud members.Word on the Israeli participants comes as several US Democratic congressmen have said they will stay away from the ceremony, a rare move underscoring deep misgivings over the unorthodox Trump in large swaths of America. The lawmakers have cited Trump’s criticism of Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights leader, for the boycott.The attendance of Israeli political figures at the swearing-in ceremony of an American president is unprecedented, according to one expert.“I don’t recall any participation of Israeli officials at an inauguration during the entire history of the State of Israel,” said Eytan Gilboa, an expert on US-Israeli relations at Bar-Ilan University’s BESA Center for Strategic Studies.“In this particular case, it seems that invitations have been extended to particular sectors of Israeli society, which is even more unusual.”The president-elect is considered a friend of Israel’s settlement movement. In 2003, he is said to have donated $10,000 to the West Bank city of Beit El, and several close advisers have long had close ties with the settlements, including David Friedman, his pick for US ambassador to Israel.Gilboa took issue with the fact that both lawmakers planning to attend are from the Likud party.“It would have been better to have representatives from other parties in the Knesset as well,” he told The Times of Israel on Tuesday. “Israel has to be very careful about bipartisanship.”There is a huge and constantly widening gap between the Israeli government and the Democratic party, and Jerusalem should make efforts to mend fences with the Democrats, Gilboa said. “Sending a partisan delegation to such an event is not a good idea. It does nothing to help fix the relations.”The Yesha Council said it received invitations from “numerous” people, including US Congress members and top officials of the incoming administration. The invited Yesha functionaries have also been asked to several parties surrounding the inauguration which the new president is expected to attend, according to a spokesperson for the group.The settlements leaders see their planned participation in Trump’s inauguration as an indication of “the warm relations that they have built with the incoming administration,” according to a statement.“Our invitation to attend the Trump inauguration is a clear indication that the new administration understands the importance and relevance of the Yesha Council,” Revivi said. His group represents “a large and powerful segment of Israeli society and we look forward to building a better future for our children and grandchildren together with our new friends in the White House.”Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not attending the inauguration. Channel 10 reported Monday that he plans on meeting Trump at the White House early next month.
300 US Jewish leaders sign letter supporting Ellison-Statement is not an endorsement of congressman for DNC chair, but ‘a call to reject the unfair and baseless accusations’ leveled at him-By JTA January 16, 2017, 5:25 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Some 300 Jewish community leaders have signed a letter in support of Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who is running to serve as head of the Democratic National Committee.About 100 rabbis are among the signatories, most of them noted liberals, to the letter that was issued ahead of the DNC-sponsored regional candidate forum in Phoenix on Saturday. The letter states that it is not an endorsement of Ellison for DNC chair, but rather “a call to reject the unfair and baseless accusations some have leveled at him.”The signers of the letter said they were adding their names to “share our deep alarm at the unfounded and dishonest accusations of anti-Semitism directed at Congressman Keith Ellison. As Jewish professionals, lay leaders and activists, we know that Keith forcefully rejects anti-Semitism and other forms of hate or discrimination. His commitment to inclusion and fairness are values that define the foundation of his public service and his vision for America.”The letter also stated that Ellison has been unfairly accused of being not pro-Israel. “He is and has long been a friend of Israel, a champion of pro-peace policies, and an elected official whose thoughtful leadership has shown deep respect for Jewish values and the Jewish people,” the letter said. It added that Ellison has “demonstrated support for Israel and its legitimacy as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people throughout his career,” including voting for more than $27 billion in bilateral aid and assistance to Israel. It also noted that Ellison is a strong supporter of a two-state solution.Among the signatories are Rabbi Steve Gutow, who was until 2015 the president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the umbrella body for Jewish public policy groups; Rabbi Sharon Brous, who leads IKAR, a Los Angeles congregation that focuses on outreach to younger Jews; Lia Goodman, a Minneapolis councilwoman; Rabbi Jill Jacobs, who directs T’ruah, a rabbinical human rights group; Rabbi Arthur Waskow, the founder of Philadelphia’s Shalom Center; and Ilya Sheyman, who directs MoveOn, the liberal activist group.Ellison and outgoing Labor Secretary Tom Perez are widely considered the race’s front-runners. The election for DNC chair is scheduled for late February.
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