Tuesday, February 14, 2017
ISRAEL HAILS NEW ERA AT THE UN AS THE USA BLOCKS AN ARAB FROM KEY POST.
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
Netanyahu chills right-wing ‘excitement’ over Trump meeting-Prime minister tells cabinet Israel needs a ‘responsible policy’ to protect its interests under new US administration-By Raoul Wootliff February 12, 2017, 1:09 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed back Sunday at ministers pressuring him to use his first meeting with US President Donald Trump to disavow his support for Palestinian statehood, telling the weekly cabinet meeting that only “responsible policy-making” would protect Israel’s interests.“This is an extremely important meeting for the security of Israel, both for our increasingly strong international standing and for our wide international interests,” the prime minister said of his scheduled Wednesday’s sit-down with Trump at the White House.Writing on Facebook Saturday night, Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who chairs the Jewish Home party, said the meeting with Trump would be “the test of Netanyahu’s life” and would determine Israel’s policy toward the Palestinians for years to come.Bennett said that if the two men mention “an obligation to establish Palestine or ‘two states’ in some or other iteration, it will impact us directly for years to come. It will be an earthquake.”Implying that Bennett’s demands were politically motivated, Netanyahu told ministers that Israel’s security needs would take precedence over any other consideration in his discussions with the new president.“I understand that there is great excitement in advance of this meeting, driven by various motivations. But I only have one motivation: My utmost consideration is to ensure Israel’s security and strengthen our relationship with the United States as well as the joint interests that stand behind it,” Netanyahu said.Adding that he has always conducted relations with the US in a “rational manner,” the prime minister said that just as with previous administrations, dealing with Trump requires a “responsible and level-headed” approach.Netanyahu had warned ministers to refrain from airing their opinions before Trump tells him, behind closed doors, of his own positions. Such comments by Israeli politicians ahead of Wednesday’s meeting “risk sabotaging” the talks, an official in the Prime Minister’s Office said Saturday night.Nevertheless, on Sunday morning, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, from Bennett’s Jewish Home party, told reporters that the Republicans’ own stance meant Netanyahu didn’t need to compromise on the Palestinian issue when meeting Trump.“The Republicans took Palestinian statehood off their platform, there’s no reason that a right-wing Israeli government should outflank it from the left,” she said.Speaking to Likud ministers directly before the cabinet meeting, Netanyahu reportedly said that it would be unwise to underestimate Trump. “To think that there are no limits with Trump is a mistake,” he said, according to the Ynet news site.“After eight years of complicated maneuvering in the Obama era, we need to continue to act judiciously during the Trump era,” Haaretz quoted him as saying.In an interview published Friday and Sunday in the Israel Hayom newspaper, Trump may have surprised some right-wing ministers by saying that Israeli settlements in the West Bank “don’t help the process” of reaching peace.“Every time you take land for settlements, there is less land left,” he said. “But we are looking at that, and we are looking at some other options we’ll see. But no, I am not somebody that believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace.”It wasn’t the first time Trump’s administration expressed reservations over Israel’s settlement construction, but it was the president’s first comment on the issue, and his remarks were more critical than those of his spokesman. Earlier last week the White House issued a mild rebuke over Israel’s spate of approvals for new settlement homes, warning that expansion in areas Palestinians want for their own state “may not be helpful” to peace efforts.“While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful,” press secretary Sean Spicer said on February 3.Raphael Ahren and Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
Haifa court orders ammonia tank emptied-Ruling follows publication of report two weeks ago that said facility endangers hundreds of thousands of lives-By Times of Israel staff February 12, 2017, 2:52 pm
The Haifa Court for Local Affairs ruled on Sunday that an ammonia tank that the city council has fought to remove over concerns that it threatens the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the area must be emptied within 10 days.The ruling was another victory for the city on the issue, after the court ordered the temporary closure of the ammonia storage tank last week.The Haifa Group, a fertilizer producer that operates the tank, said in a statement following the ruling that “the company will respect the court’s decision.”It wasn’t immediately clear how much ammonia the 12,000-ton-capacity tank currently contains.Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav hailed the decision, calling it “an additional accomplishment in the year-long struggle, which we will not stop until the storage tank is removed from Haifa Bay.”MK Yair Lapid, who heads the opposition Yesh Atid party, also praised the court’s ruling, saying in a statement that it was important “for the safety of the residents of Haifa and the area.”It is time “to remove the the greatest bomb in the Middle East from Haifa Bay,” he added.The Haifa municipality submitted its petition for the closure of the ammonium storage facility following the publication two weeks ago of a report it commissioned that found the port city’s ammonia operations pose a serious risk to the population.The report was also been submitted to the High Court of Justice as part of a legal dispute between Haifa Group and the municipality.If ruptured, the vast ammonia storage tank would suffocate 16,000 victims under a toxic cloud, the report said. The tank could “fall apart tomorrow morning,” the report’s author, chemistry professor Ehud Keinan, said at a press conference to release the report on January 31, held at the municipality.“If the tank breaks apart we are talking about 16,000 fatalities,” Keinan warned.But an even worse danger, the report said, is posed by a delivery ship carrying over 16,000 tons of ammonia that arrives at the Haifa container once a month. If its cargo were released to the air, it could kill as many as 600,000 in the bay area, according to the report.Last year, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened to target Haifa’s ammonia facilities with rockets in the next conflict with Israel.He quoted an unnamed Israeli official saying that a strike on the northern city’s ammonia storage tanks would cause tens of thousands of fatalities.Hours after Nasrallah issued the explicit threat to strike Haifa, then-environmental protection minister Avi Gabbai said he had ordered that the ammonia storage facility be moved to the Negev desert. The order was never implemented.Keinan wrote the report along with 10 other experts. Its findings were presented to the Haifa municipality several months ago, but were only made public last month.
Israel hails new era at UN as US blocks Palestinian from key post-Nikki Haley halts appointment of former Palestinian PM as United Nations envoy to Libya; ex-US ambassador Shapiro calls move ‘stunningly dumb’-By Times of Israel staff and AFP February 11, 2017, 7:45 am
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Friday hailed the start of a “new era at the UN” as the United States blocked the appointment of former Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad to be the new world body envoy to Libya.“This is the beginning of a new era at the UN. The United States stands firmly and unapologetically beside Israel,” Danon said.Earlier, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement that she did not “support the signal this appointment would send within the United Nations,” where the Palestinians do not have full membership.“The new Administration proved once again that it stands firmly alongside the State of Israel in the international arena and in the UN in particular,” Danon said, adding that “the new administration is working towards the joint interest of the United States, Israel and the special alliance between our two nations.The Israeli envoy said he was confidant that under US President Donald Trump the “US stands firmly behind Israel against any and all attempts to harm the Jewish State.”Former US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro slammed the move as “stunningly dumb” in a tweet.“True it’s farce, ridiculous. But if you know Fayyad — decent, smart, honest, ethical, hardworking — it’s much more outrageous,” Shapiro said.Stunningly dumb. https://t.co/Do13dFmpZq— Dan Shapiro (@DanielBShapiro) February 11, 2017-Israel has repeatedly complained of bias against the Jewish State at the UN where the Palestinians have an automatic majority in votes against Israel.However, despite the new era, the Security Council failed to agree on the wording of a condemnation of the recent attack in Petah Tikva and the rocket fire at the southern resort city of Eilat.Bolivia raised objections to the statement, saying it should include a reference to the UN resolution condemning settlements that also denounces violence.Egypt also rejected the wording of the US-drafted statement because it noted that the rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, Israel Radio reported.The council will again discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday, the same day that Trump is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had informed the Security Council this week of his intention to name Fayyad to lead the UN support mission in Libya and help broker talks on a faltering political deal.Haley said the United States was “disappointed” to see the letter from Guterres, his first appointment of an envoy to a major conflict area.“For too long the UN has been unfairly biased in favor of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel,” said the US ambassador.“Going forward, the United States will act, not just talk, in support of our allies.”The UN chief had given the council until late Friday to consider the choice, and the United States came forward to raise objections.Fayyad, 64, was prime minister of the Palestinian Authority from 2007 to 2013, and also served as finance minister twice.He had been tapped to replace Martin Kobler of Germany, who has been the Libya envoy since November 2015.Trump and Haley have criticized the United Nations for adopting a resolution in December that demanded an end to Israeli settlement building.However, Trump signaled a shift from his previous support for Israeli policies, telling a Hebrew-language newspaper that he did not believe Israeli settlement expansion was “good for peace.”Guterres’s spokesman declined to comment on the US rejection of the UN chief’s choice to represent him in Libya.
Qatari-funded neighborhood inaugurated in south Gaza-Hamas official says Gulf state will transfer an additional $100 million for rehabilitation of battered Strip-By Times of Israel staff February 11, 2017, 8:49 pm
The deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haniyeh took part in a ceremony Saturday to dedicate a new Qatari-funded housing project in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis.Haniyeh announced at the ceremony that the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, will deliver an additional $100 million for the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip, the Ynet news site reported. Of those funds, Haniyeh added, $25 million will be allocated for a hospital in Rafah, and another $10 million will be designated for a center to treat people with special needs in Gaza City.The Hamas official further stated that Qatar had vowed to transfer $30 million to erect new electricity lines, and another $12 million for fuel to be used in Gaza’s power plants.Gaza is currently experiencing the worst electricity shortage in years, with power supplied to households only three to four hours a day.In recent months, Gaza residents have staged spontaneous demonstrations, including one on Thursday night that saw thousands of Palestinians taking to the streets of Jabaliya, in the northern Strip, demanding more power. Hamas cracked down the protesters, arresting protesters and targeting journalists covering the demonstrations.The two million residents of Gaza require around 450-500 megawatts of power per day, but are receiving less than half of that. With cold winters, demand has spiked — leading to the shortages.Islamist terror group Hamas seized control of Gaza from Fatah, which dominates the Palestinian Authority, in a bloody battle in 2007. The violent takeover triggered a border blockade by Israel and Egypt that, among other things, sharply aggravated power shortages.The two factions have been unable to form a unity government and have been in an extended dispute over tax bills on fuel imports.AP and AFP contributed to this report.
Liberman: All the ‘Palestinians’ in Israel should go live under Abbas-Defense minister urges Netanyahu to seek deal with Trump on expanding sovereignty into West Bank, but says their White House meet should focus primarily on Iran-By Times of Israel staff February 11, 2017, 9:13 pm
Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said he would like to see all of Israel’s “Palestinian” citizens relocate to the Palestinian territories and become citizens there, and that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at his meeting on Wednesday with Donald Trump, should coordinate with the new US president on expanding Israeli sovereignty to parts of the West Bank.In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 news, Liberman, asked about the two-state solution and his political program, said that his prime concern, when seeking to solve the conflict with the Palestinians, is to ensure the maintenance of Israel as a Jewish state.“I want a Jewish state. Just as the Palestinians want a homogeneous Palestinian state, without a single Jew in it, judenrein, so I first and foremost want as Jewish a state [of Israel] as possible.”Liberman reiterated his long-held conviction that the “land for peace” equation “has failed, and is a giant mistake” and that what is needed for an Israeli-Palestinian accommodation is “exchanges of territory and populations.” (A little over a fifth of Israel’s 8.6 million citizens are Arabs.) “I want to separate from all the Palestinians who live here inside pre-1967 [Israel],” he declared in the (Hebrew) interview. “With my blessing: You are Palestinians, you should go to [live under the rule of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas] Abu Mazen. You’ll be citizens of the Palestinian Authority. He’ll pay you unemployment benefits, health benefits, maternity benefits, hanging around benefits.”Rather than unilaterally annexing Israeli settlements and other parts of the West Bank as advocated by his coalition rivals from the Jewish Home party, however, Israel Beytenu head Liberman urged Netanyahu to work for “an agreement” with the Trump administration on “the question of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.”Israel’s capacity to assert permanent control in areas of Judea and Samaria “does not depend on Israeli legislation, but on agreement with the United States,” he said, cautioning against uncoordinated Israeli activity leading to arguments with the new administration over settlements just as there had been arguments with the previous Obama administration.At the same time, Liberman proudly noted that he recently approved construction of 5,500 new settlement homes — 65% of which were for immediate construction, he said. “That can’t be reversed,” he said. “That’s unstoppable.”In an interview with Hebrew daily Israel Hayom published Friday, President Trump startled the Israeli right by expressing profound reservations over the settlement enterprise. In the interview — his first with the Israeli media since being sworn in as president on January 20 — Trump declared: “Every time you take land for settlements, there is less land left… I am not somebody that believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace.”A settler himself, from Nokdim southeast of Jerusalem, Liberman said the newly passed Regulation Law, which he opposed but had to support because of coalition discipline, “harms the settlements.” He has previously said there is “a 100 chance” that the law, which seeks to retroactively legalize settlement outposts built on privately owned Palestinian land, will be struck down on appeal by the Israeli High Court. “This law misleads the residents of Judea and Samaria,” he said Saturday.Dealing more broadly with Netanyahu’s upcoming talks with Trump, Liberman said that their agenda should be headed by the challenge posed to Israel by Iran. “The greatest threat to Israel is Iran, Iran and Iran,” he said. “Iran with nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, Iran financing Hezbollah [in Lebanon] with a billion dollars a year and supplying all its weapons and military advisers, Iran bolstering and funding Hamas and Islamic Jihad [in Gaza].”
Palestinians condemn US ‘blatant discrimination’ in veto of ex-PM as UN Libya envoy-Danon hails move to ax nomination of Salam Fayyad as a sign the US ‘stands firmly and unapologetically beside Israel’-By AFP and Times of Israel staff February 11, 2017, 1:23 pm
RAMALLAH — The Palestinians on Saturday condemned as “blatant discrimination” Washington’s decision to block the appointment of their former prime minister Salam Fayyad as UN peace envoy to Libya.UN chief Antonio Guterres nominated Fayyad to the post on Thursday and the Security Council had been expected to approve his appointment without objections.But late on Friday, US ambassador Nikki Haley announced she was blocking the appointment because “for too long, the UN has been unfairly biased in favor of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel.”Palestine Liberation Organisation executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi dismissed the “flimsy excuse” for a move she described as “unconscionable.”“Blocking the appointment of Dr. Salam Fayyad is a case of blatant discrimination on the basis of national identity,” she said.Fayyad, 64, was prime minister of the Palestinian Authority from 2007 to 2013, and also served as finance minister twice.Israel praised the move even though Fayyad is widely respected in Israel and abroad as a pragmatic and moderate Palestinian leader.Crikey: Even I like Fayyad! https://t.co/rxYTLLfVvz— Bret Stephens (@StephensWSJ) February 11, 2017-“This is the beginning of a new era at the UN. The United States stands firmly and unapologetically beside Israel,” Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said.Former US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro slammed the move as “stunningly dumb” in a tweet.“True it’s farce, ridiculous. But if you know Fayyad — decent, smart, honest, ethical, hardworking — it’s much more outrageous,” Shapiro said.Fayyad had been tapped to replace Martin Kobler of Germany, who has been the Libya envoy since November 2015.Trump's nixing of Elliott Abrams has a lot in common with Haley's vote against Salam Fayyad. Most of all, the ignorance.— Amir Tibon (@amirtibon) February 11, 2017-US President Donald Trump and Haley have criticized the United Nations for adopting a resolution in December that demanded an end to Israeli settlement building.“Going forward, the United States will act, not just talk, in support of our allies,” Haley said on Friday.
Ministers accuse one another of ‘opportunistic’ warmongering-Yisrael Katz says Naftali Bennett could ‘ignite another conflict in Gaza’ over criticism of military readiness for 2014 war-By Raoul Wootliff February 12, 2017, 3:20 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Amid ongoing criminal investigations into Benjamin Netanyahu, senior Jewish Home and Likud ministers sparred Sunday over rumored efforts to position themselves as potential successors to the embattled prime minister.Responding to rumors that Education Minister Naftali Bennett, the Jewish Home chairman, was behind a series of leaks regarding the government’s conduct during the 2014 Gaza war, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) said Bennett was playing politics with Israel’s security.“Bennett is trying to widen his support base at the expense of national interests and it needs to stop.” Katz told Army Radio.Last week lawmakers approved the publication of a section of a state comptroller report on how Israel handled the threat of Hamas attack tunnels during the war, following a number of leaks detailing its key findings.The report relates to how the security cabinet of top-level ministers handled itself in the run-up and during the campaign, officials dubbed Operation Protective Edge in Israel.Portions of the report that have been leaked to the press painted a damning picture of the failure of Netanyahu and then-defense minister Moshe Ya’alon to properly inform the security cabinet of the extent of the threat emanating from Hamas’s underground network.Bennett, who served at the time as economy minister, maintains that he became aware of the urgency of dealing with cross-border tunnels — an issue that became the war’s main goal in its final weeks — outside the confines of cabinet discussions, including during his conversations with IDF officers, and that the threat posed by the tunnels was not properly discussed or understood in the security cabinet’s meetings.Ramping up criticism of Bennett already expressed by Netanyahu and Ya’alon, Katz suggested Sunday that the Jewish Home leader’s belligerence was buoying terrorists in the Gaza Strip.“Security cabinet members should not mouth off for political points,” he said. “It’s a grave situation that the head of a small party can ignite the Gaza region and even draw the military establishment into a war due to opportunistic political considerations.”On Monday morning, a rocket was fired from northern Gaza at Israel, striking an open field south of the city of Ashkelon. Later in the day, an IDF patrol came under fire near the security fence surrounding the coastal enclave. No Israelis were injured in the attacks.In response, the army targeted at least eight Hamas positions in the Strip, with both airstrikes and tank shellings. Two Palestinians were injured by shrapnel to an unknown degree, according to the Gaza health ministry.Hitting back at Katz, the Jewish Home party said Sunday that the transportation minister was the real opportunistic warmonger, stirring up tension in the government in order to advance his own political ambitions.“Minister Katz is running a campaign to replace Netanyahu and he is trying to launch the campaign with a personal attack against other ministers in the government,” the party said in a statement. “It would be better is he went back to dealing with the traffic on Route 1… and left Jewish Home out of his personal battle with Netanyahu.”Katz, who has publicly clashed with Netanyahu in the past, is considered a strong candidate to replace him if he is forced to step down over a possible police indictment in one of two police investigations currently open against him.Police are investigating allegations that a number of businessmen have given lucrative gifts to Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, over his years in office. The prime minister has been questioned under caution about the claims, known as Case 1000.Police have also questioned him in another case, known as Case 2000, in which Netanyahu is believed to have offered the publisher of Israel’s biggest-selling daily Yedioth Ahronoth to curtail the operations of Yedioth’s pro-Netanyahu rival, Israel Hayom, in exchange for more favorable coverage in Yedioth.
Report: Drone crashes in southern Iranian port town-Navy aircraft believed to have fallen in Jask, roughly 1,500 kilometers south of Tehran-By AP February 12, 2017, 2:18 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that a drone belonging to the Iranian navy has crashed in the southern port town of Jask.The Sunday report by Tasnim, which has ties to the military, said thick smoke rose from the crash site in downtown Jask, some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) southeast of the capital Tehran. The report gave no additional details.Jask, a fishing port, hosts an Iranian navy base in the Sea of Oman.Reports of crashed drones and ultralight planes are not uncommon in Iran, where weather conditions are often bad and safety measures often ignored.
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