Monday, February 20, 2017
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WILL HAVE A LOVELY FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP-THANK YOU VERY MUCH WORLD.ESPECIALLY LIBERAL MIXED BAG OF EVERY THING ISRAEL-GOD HATERS.
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
Pence: US will ‘never’ allow Iran to threaten Israel with nukes-At Munich Security Conference, vice president says nuclear deal has provided Iran with more resources to focus on state-sponsored terrorism-By Times of Israel staff and AFP February 18, 2017, 12:58 pm
US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that Washington was committed to ensuring Iran could never threaten Israel with nuclear weapons.Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Pence called Tehran “the leading state sponsor of terrorism” and said it continued to destabilize the Middle East.“Thanks to the end of nuclear-related sanctions under the [nuclear deal] Iran now has additional resources to devote to these efforts,” he said.“Let me be clear again: Under President Trump the United States will remain fully committed to ensuring that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon capable of threatening our countries, our allies in the region, especially Israel.”Organizers of the conference had on Friday rearranged the agenda for their Sunday morning sessions, which would have seen Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman share a panel with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.Liberman and Zarif were set to be two of four participants in a session entitled “Old Crises, New Middle East?” The Israeli minister stated that he was looking forward to the meeting, saying he hoped Zarif would stay in the room to hear “exactly what I think about the ayatollahs’ regime in Tehran.”However, organizers cancelled the 9:45-11:05 a.m. session, and replaced it with a series of separate statements, with Zarif now set to speak an hour before Liberman, and another panel discussion in between them, leaving no likelihood of the two men encountering each other.Pence Saturday pledged an “unwavering” commitment to transatlantic ties, in an emphatic reassurance to allies including German Chancellor Angela Merkel who pleaded with nations not to go it alone.Capping a week of whirlwind diplomacy by American officials who have descended on Europe to calm nerves rattled by Donald Trump, Pence underlined the United States’ devotion to its old friends.“The United States is and will always be your greatest ally. Be assured that President Trump and our people are truly devoted to our transatlantic union,” he told European leaders including Merkel at the conference.“The promise to share the burden of our defense has gone unfulfilled for too many, for too long and it erodes the very foundation of our alliance,” he warned, stressing that “the time has come to do more”.At the same time, he did not go further and threaten, as Trump had done, to walk away if the allies failed to pay their way.The US, he said, will boost defense spending significantly, “to defend our nation and our treaty allies from the known threats of today and the unknown threats of tomorrow”.“We will meet our obligations to our people to provide for the common defense, and we’ll continue to do our part to support our allies in Europe and in NATO,” he said.Trump’s criticism of NATO as “obsolete”, his praise for Britain’s decision to leave the European Union as well as his softer approach towards Russia unnerved Washington’s allies.But over the past week in Europe, key members of his administration have pressed the message that the United States is not retreating into isolation but remains committed to its global role.At NATO in Brussels on Thursday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Russia must first “prove itself” and respect international law before there can be any improvement in relations strained to breaking point by Moscow’s Ukraine intervention and annexation of Crimea.Mattis said the transatlantic bond was “as strong as I’ve ever seen it”, and stressed America remained “rock solid” in support of Article 5 — NATO’s core “one for all, all for one” collective-defence tenet.Likewise, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was cautious in his dealings with Russia.Following his first sit-down with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Bonn on Thursday, Tillerson said the US would cooperate with Moscow but only when doing so “will benefit the American people.”Exasperated and worried by Trump’s calling into question long-standing foreign policy givens, Europe’s top politicians have warned Washington not to take transatlantic ties for granted.They work both ways, they said, and benefit the United States as much as Europe.Merkel on Saturday warned countries not to retreat from the international cooperation which she says is the only way to solve global problems.“In a year in which we see unimaginable challenges we can either work together or retreat to our individual roles. I hope that we will find a common position,” she said.This includes working not only with Western partners, but also with Russia if possible and if Moscow once again respected the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other states such as Ukraine, she said.She said it was “regrettable” that Europe had not managed to reach a stable relationship with Russia over the last 25 years.“I will not give up on finding a way for better relations with Russia despite our different views on many questions,” she said, hours before Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to address the forum.Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.
Montreal imam probed for viral call to ‘destroy accursed Jews’-Speech, given in 2014, appears online three weeks after Quebec mosque attack when Jews offered support to Muslims-By JTA and Times of Israel staff February 19, 2017, 8:07 pm
MONTREAL — Montreal police are investigating a three-year-old video that shows an imam at a local mosque calling on Allah to “destroy the accursed Jews” and to kill them “one by one.”The video of Sayed al-Ghitawi speaking, which went viral after being released February 8 onto social media, appeared less than three weeks after six Muslim worshipers were gunned down in a Quebec City mosque and Jews across Canada rallied behind Muslims in a gesture of support and solidarity.“We condemn these explicit calls for the death of Jews in the strongest possible terms,” Rabbi Reuben Poupko, co-chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, told The Canadian Jewish News.“We believe these declarations may be a violation of the criminal code,” he said.At the end of a sermon in 2014, al-Ghitawi said “O Allah, destroy the accursed Jews, O Allah, show us the black day you inflict on them, O Allah, show us the wonders of your power and ability inflicted on them, O the most Merciful, Shook the ground beneath their feet, O Allah, kill them one by one, O Lord, don’t leave any of them [alive]”The mosque that hosted the imam was the Al-Andalous Islamic Centre in the Montreal borough of St. Laurent, according to reports.A spokesman for the center said the person speaking in the video was a “volunteer” imam.The center also issued a “clarification” that the imam’s comments were made during Israel’s 2014 military incursion into Gaza.But, if anything, “the attack on the Quebec City mosque should serve as a reminder to all that there can be no ‘context’ in our democracy that legitimizes calls for violence against any identifiable community,” Poupko said.B’nai Brith Canada filed a complaint with Montreal police on February 8 and created an online petition for the Canadian Parliament to enforce existing hate crime laws.
On the Palestinians, 'my end game, without a doubt, is a two-state solution'-In Munich, Liberman calls for coalition of ‘moderates’ against Iran-Defense minister also confirms his commitment to two-state solution, says it must include land and population swaps-By Judah Ari Gross February 19, 2017, 2:32 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned of Iran’s threat to the Middle East and called for “moderate” states, including Saudi Arabia, to stand together with Israel in opposing Tehran.“For the first time since 1948, to the moderate Arab world, the Sunni world, the biggest threat for them is not Israel, not Zionists and not Jews, but Iran and Iranian proxies,” Liberman said Sunday.Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, the defense minister referred specifically to Saudi Arabia, whose minister remained in the room for Liberman’s speech, as one of the “moderate” countries threatened by Iran.Liberman highlighted Iran’s nuclear ambitions, ballistic missile program and funding of terror groups across the Middle East.The defense minister repeated the message that he gave on Friday to new US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, saying the three major threats to the Middle East were “Iran, Iran and Iran.”“The biggest and most brutal and sophisticated terror organization in the world [is] the Iranian revolutionary guard,” he said.His short speech, delivered in English, kept to the oft-heard Israeli talking points on Iran: Despite the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Tehran still has nuclear ambitions and violates the agreement with ballistic missile tests; Iran smuggles weapons and gives funding to terror groups around the world; it fights proxy wars in Yemen and Syria that destabilize the region; it is committed to destroying the Jewish people, trumpeting Holocaust denial and writing “Israel must be wiped out” on its ballistic missiles.While the defense minister’s comments on Iran firmly coincided with the positions of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he offered a different vision with regard to the conflict with the Palestinians.Following the speech, during an onstage interview with BBC chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet, Liberman was asked about Israel’s dedication to the two-state solution in light of US President Donald Trump having said he was amenable to other possible ways of reaching a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.“My end game, without a doubt, is a two-state solution,” Liberman said, but noted that he was only expressing his own view. He also said his conception of the plan was not as many people now understood it, repeating his ideas for population and land swaps when redrawing the border in the future.“I believe that what is necessary for us is to keep the Jewish state,” he said.“My biggest problem is that today on the table we have a proposal (which) will establish a very homogenic Palestinian state without even one Jew and we will become a binational state with more than 20 percent of the population Palestinians,” he said.“I think the basic principle of a solution must include (the) exchange of land and population. It does not make sense to create one homogenic Palestinian state and a binational state of Israel.”In the past he has suggested that an area in northern Israel adjacent to the West Bank, with a mostly Arab Israeli population, known as the triangle, go to the Palestinians and Israel would take the land holding the large settlement blocs.He also chastised the international community for expressing concerns about Israel having a right-wing government, noting that even when the Jewish state had “dovish” governments no peace agreements were made. He specifically cited a failed peace summit in Annapolis, Maryland, attended by then-foreign minister Tzipi Livni, who was also in attendance at the Munich conference.Liberman’s commitment to the two-state solution is at odds with many of the right-wing members of the government, who have, following Trump’s inauguration, renewed calls for annexing large swaths of the West Bank. These statements prompted some cheers at home, but abroad they have raised concerns that Israel would abandon the much vaunted two-state solution and become a binational state.Citing these calls, Doucet asked the audience to raise their hand if they still felt that the two-state solution was the only way to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. When nearly every hand in the hall went up, Liberman quipped: “The problem is that they don’t vote in Israel.”On Friday, Liberman called for Israeli politicians to “cool down” on the West Bank annexation talk.“Regarding annexation and building in Judea and Samaria, we’d better understand well that this is not something achieved by declarations or attempts to make short-term electoral gains,” the minister told Channel 2 news, referring to the West Bank by its biblical name.“We need Israel as a Jewish state, and not a binational state,” he said.Speaking at the conference earlier in the morning, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, like Liberman, called for a regional coalition with Sunni Arab states.“We need to address common problems and perceptions that have given rise to anxieties and the level of violence in the region,” Zarif said.Speaking after Liberman, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir criticized Iran, saying “for 35 years, we have offered Iran our friendship and support, and got nothing but death and destruction.”Liberman and Zarif had been set to be two of four participants in a session entitled “Old Crises, New Middle East?” which was to have been moderated by the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet. Saudi Arabia’s al-Jubeir and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu were the other two participants.But this was changed at the last-minute.In an interview from Munich on Friday evening, Liberman indicated he was looking forward to the meeting, saying he hoped Zarif would stay in the room to hear “exactly what I think about the ayatollahs’ regime in Tehran.”The organizers canceled the 9:45-11:05 a.m. session, replacing it with a series of separate speeches. Zarif spoke an hour before Liberman — he was originally supposed to speak after him — with another panel discussion in between them.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
ZECHARIAH 12:1-5 King James Bible
1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.
ISAIAH 28:14-19 (THIS IS THE 7 YR TREATY COVENANT OF DANIEL 9:27)
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
Netanyahu says peace summit with Sissi, Abdullah was his idea-Prime minister confirms report on regional initiative as opposition lawmakers criticize him for missing chance for peace-By Raoul Wootliff and Stuart Winer February 19, 2017, 6:33 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly confirmed Sunday that he attended a secret summit with Arab leaders for a regional peace push, but said he and not then-US secretary of state John Kerry was the initiator of the meeting.The revelations over the summit, the abortive peace push and the domestic political fallout from the initiative rippled through the Knesset Sunday morning, with lawmakers from the left and right weighing in.Netanyahu told Likud ministers he was the one to initiate the meeting, which was attended by the prime minister, Kerry, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Jordan’s King Abdullah, on February 21, 2016, according to Haaretz, which was the first to report on the summit’s existence.Netanyahu ultimately expressed doubts over Kerry’s plan and presented his own, which would involve Gulf states as well, and the initiative never got off the ground.The revelations came days after Netanyahu called for such an initiative at his first meeting with US President Donald Trump.In public comments Sunday ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu did not mention the report on the regional initiative, but said he and the president agreed on the need for regional partners to be involved in any possible future negotiations.“We see the possibility of trying to provide a basis for the growing regional interests that are forming between Israel, the US and countries of the region both to rebuff Iran and to develop other opportunities and normalization,” Netanyahu said. “In the end we hope to achieve peace. This is a fundamental change and, I would say, has accompanied all of our discussions and has formed the infrastructure of all the agreements between us.”Despite the presence of two key tenets that Netanyahu has repeatedly declared as imperative to any potential peace accord — recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and cooperation with regional Arab nations — the prime minister is said to have rejected the Aqaba proposal, saying he would not be able to get approval from his hawkish coalition.Following the Haaretz report, lawmakers from both sides of the political spectrum on Sunday criticized Netanyahu either for not pursuing the chance for peace, or for going down the two-state track in the first place.Opposition leader Isaac Herzog, who heads the Zionist Union faction, criticized Netanyahu, writing on his Twitter account that “history will definitely judge the magnitude of the opportunity as well as the magnitude of what was missed.”Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) tweeted that Netanyahu “was right when he raised reservations to the ‘Arab initiative’ in the Obama-Kerry era (if there was one). Why would Israel enter discussions on the basis of the ’67 lines?” Erdan asked. “And with Kerry as the initiator and mediator? To our sorrow, Kerry did not display a deep understanding of the region and of the Israeli interest (even if his intentions were good). The words ‘regional initiative’ do not mandate automatic agreement by Israel to every demand and condition.”Jewish home lawmaker MK Bezalel Smotrich tweeted that his pro-settlement Jewish Home party, which opposes the two-state solution, will continue to “safeguard the State of Israel and Zionism and prevent political adventurism.”Zionist Union MK Omer Bar-Lev, referring to the recently passed Regulation Law that enables the legalization of unauthorized settler outposts built on privately held Palestinian land, wrote that the prime minister was hiding behind the excuse of a lack of sufficient coalition support, noting that “he has a coalition for an anti-constitutional law, but can’t proffer one as a response for a regional initiative,” Haaretz reported.Head of the dovish Meretz party MK Zehava Galon tweeted that Netanyahu has demonstrated that ending the conflict and recognition of Israel as a Jewish state are not what really interests the prime minister.“The goal is always the same: to buy time,” she wrote. “The problem has always been Netanyahu, not the lack of opportunities” to make peace.Kerry had organized the summit after complex bargaining with both Israel’s regional neighbors and its internal political players. Details of the proposal and the secret meeting came from former senior officials in the Obama administration who asked to remain anonymous, Haaretz said. The Prime Minister’s Office refused to comment on the report.Immediately after the February 2016 summit meeting, Netanyahu reportedly called opposition leader Herzog to update him on the talks in an attempt to persuade Herzog to join to coalition. That conversation developed into weeks of talks between Netanyahu’s Likud party and Herzog’s Zionist Union.Despite intense efforts by an alliance of foreign leaders to secure a national unity government, talks fell apart when it was revealed that the right-wing party Yisrael Beytenu would join the governing coalition, with its leader, Avigdor Liberman, taking the Defense Ministry portfolio.Last week, at a joint news conference with Trump, Netanyahu said some Arab countries see Israel “increasingly as an ally,” suggesting they are driven by concern over Iranian expansionism and the spread of Islamic militancy. “This change in our region creates an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen security and advance peace,” he said in urging Trump to “seize this moment together.”AP and Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
Praising Trump, Saudi FM urges progress toward Israeli-Arab peace-Days after Trump and Netanyahu talk of regional deal, Adel al-Jubeir says his country ready to stand with others in Arab world ‘to see how we can promote’ a settlement, slams Iranian ‘mischief’-By AP and Times of Israel staff February 19, 2017, 6:56 pm
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said he is optimistic that Arabs and Israelis can reach a peace deal in 2017.Speaking four days after US President Donald Trump and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at a White House press conference about the possibilities of a regional peace agreement, Adel al-Jubeir told delegates at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday that the contours of an Israeli-Palestinian accord were clear, and that Saudi Arabia and other Arab states would work to bring it to fruition.“I believe progress can be made in the Arab Israel conflict, if there is a will to do so,” he said. “We know what the settlement looks like, if there is just the political will to do so. And my country stands ready with other Arab countries to work to see how we can promote that.”He said the new US administration made him optimistic that this and other regional challenges could be resolved.“We see a president who’s pragmatic and practical, a businessman, problem-solver, a man who’s not an ideologue,” Jubeir said of Trump. “He wants America to play a role in the world. Our view is that when America disengages, it creates tremendous danger in the worlds, because it leaves vacuums, and into those vacuums evil forces flow.”Saudi Arabia shared common goals with Trump, he added. “He believes in destroying Islamic State; so do we,” Jubeir said. “He believes in containing Iran; so do we. He believes in working with traditional allies; so do we.”In his talk, one of a series of speeches Sunday under the heading “Old Problems, New Middle East?” Jubeir reminded European colleagues who are nervous about the Trump administration that when Ronald Reagan took office in 1981 there was also a lot of concern in Europe, yet Reagan brought stability to the region and ended the Cold War.The biggest challenge facing the region is Iran, he said, echoing comments made earlier in the day by Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. “Iran remains the single main sponsor of terrorism in the world,” the Saudi minister said. “It’s determined to upend the order in Middle East … [and] until and unless Iran changes its behavior it would be very difficult to deal with a country like this.”Jubeir said that “Iran is the only one in the Middle East that hasn’t been targeted by Islamic State and al-Qaeda,” implying that there was a relationship between the regime and the terror groups.The foreign minister also claimed that the the Iranians took advantage of the good will of the P5+1 nations negotiating the 2015 nuclear deal. They “stepped up the tempo of their mischief” while the negotiations were taking place, he said, and continue to do so today.“I believe that Iran knows where the red lines are if the red lines are drawn clearly, and I believe that the world has to make it clear to the Iranians that there is certain behavior that will not be tolerated, and that there will be consequences,” Jubeir told the conference. “And those consequences have to be in tune with the financial side.”Jubeir said that extending a hand to Iran would not work. “For 35 years, we have offered Iran our friendship and support,” he said, “and got nothing but death and destruction.”A report earlier on Sunday claimed that Netanyahu rejected a regional peace plan for the renewal of negotiations toward a two-state solution and recognition of Israel as a Jewish state a year ago.The proposal was the result of months of negotiations led by then-US secretary of state John Kerry and culminated in a secret meeting on February 21, 2016, between Netanyahu, Kerry, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Jordan’s King Abdullah, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz.
PM, Kerry, el-Sissi and King Abdullah reportedly held secret summit in Aqaba-Netanyahu said to have rejected regional peace plan last year-While he’s now pursuing a similar idea, PM reportedly claimed he couldn’t get coalition support for proposal put forward by US, backed by Egypt and Jordan, in February 2016-By Raoul Wootliff February 19, 2017, 9:03 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a regional peace plan for the renewal of negotiations toward a two-state solution and recognition of Israel as a Jewish state a year ago, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported Sunday, days after Netanyahu called for such an initiative at his first meeting with US President Donald Trump.The proposal was the result of months of negotiations led by then-US secretary of state John Kerry and culminated in a secret meeting on February 21, 2016, between Netanyahu, Kerry, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Jordan’s King Abdullah, according the report.Despite including two key tenets that Netanyahu has repeatedly declared as imperative to any potential peace accord — recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and cooperation with regional Arab nations — the prime minister is said to have rejected the proposal, saying he would not be able to get approval from his hawkish coalition.Kerry had initiated the summit after complex bargaining with both Israel’s regional neighbors and its internal political players. Details of the proposal and the secret meeting came from former senior officials in the Obama administration who asked to remain anonymous, Haaretz said. The Prime Minister’s Office refused to comment on the report.The plan reportedly included the six principles to guide the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that Kerry presented in his final speech on the issue as US secretary of state in December. That speech also included a scathing attack on Israel’s continued settlement activity.Firstly, Kerry said, peace must provide for secure and recognized borders, based on the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed land swaps and a contiguous state for the Palestinians.Other principles included the fulfillment of UN General Assembly Resolution 181, which calls for two state for two peoples; a fair and “realistic” solution to the Palestinian refugee problem that did not “affect the fundamental character of Israel”; shared capitals in Jerusalem that ensured free access to holy sites and no redivision of the city; Israeli security guarantees along with an end to the occupation; and a final end to the conflict and all outstanding claims along with the establishment of normalized relations.While Sissi and Abdullah both accepted the proposal and agreed to put pressure on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to accept it, Netanyahu “evaded a clear answer on the proposed plan,” the report said, citing the Obama administration officials. He did however agree to release a statement “relating positively” to the Arab Peace Initiative, in return for a regional peace summit including several Sunni states.The 2002 Arab Peace Initiative calls for significant concessions on Israel’s part, among them a full withdrawal from the West Bank, the establishment of a Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem and an agreed-upon solution for the Palestinian refugee problem. In return, numerous Arab states would officially recognize the Jewish state as well as establish normalized ties with it.While it is unclear whether the proposal was ever formally rejected by the prime minister, the report said it set in motion a series of political developments in Israel that led to Netanyahu partially endorsing the Arab Peace Initiative and offering to negotiate with the Arab world the parameters of the plan.Immediately after the meeting, Netanyahu reportedly called opposition leader Isaac Herzog to update him on the talks in an attempt to persuade Herzog to join to coalition. That conversation developed into weeks of talks between Netanyahu’s Likud party and Herzog’s Zionist Union.Despite intense efforts by an alliance of foreign leaders to secure a national unity government, talks fell apart when it was revealed that the right-wing party Yisrael Beytenu would join the governing coalition, with its leader, Avigdor Liberman, taking the Defense Ministry portfolio.A clause in the scrapped agreement between Likud and Zionist Union stated that the government would “relate positively” to the idea of a regional reconciliation agreement between Israel and several Arab states, as well as to certain elements of the Arab Peace Initiative to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The clause in the document, published at the time by Channel 2, further stated that Israel would “express a readiness for the first time to enter a dialogue on the matter with the relevant Arab states.” The contents of the file were confirmed by the Prime Minister’s Office, Channel 2 said at the time.At a press conference with Liberman after announcing Yisrael Beytenu would join the coalition, Netanyahu did make a dramatic declaration of partial support for the Arab Peace Initiative.“I take this opportunity to make clear that I remain committed to making peace with the Palestinians and with all our neighbors. The Arab Peace Initiative contains positive elements that could help revive constructive negotiations with the Palestinians,” Netanyahu declared.“We are willing to negotiate with the Arab states revisions to that initiative so that it reflects the dramatic changes in our region since 2002″ — when the proposal was first floated — “but maintains the agreed goal of two states for two peoples,” Netanyahu said.Despite the announcement and repeated statements by Netanyhau calling for wider cooperation with Arab counties, no diplomatic progress has been made since.Last week, at a joint news conference with US President Donald Trump, Netanyahu said some Arab countries see Israel “increasingly as an ally,” suggesting they are driven by concern over Iranian expansionism and the spread of Islamic militancy. “This change in our region creates an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen security and advance peace,” he said in urging Trump to “seize this moment together.”Trump said he wants to pursue “a much bigger deal” in the Mideast that would include “many, many countries.” He suggested there’s Arab interest, saying, “We have some pretty good cooperation from people who in the past would never, ever have even thought of doing this.”Neither leader provided specifics, though Trump said both Israelis and Palestinians would have to make concessions. Both men refused to endorse a traditional pillar of US policy — a Palestinian state alongside Israel — as the preferred solution to the long-running conflict.Speaking to Israel Radio Sunday morning, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said the regional coalition could go ahead now because the Trump administration shared Israel’s view of Iran as the major regional threat.“There have been no denials [from Arab countries] since the prime minister announced an alliance with these Sunni Arab states,” Katz said, adding that the cooperation was based on intelligence sharing focused on common enemies, notably Iran, and that the countries involved have declared Hezbollah a terrorist organization.However, he conceded these countries still “care about the Palestinian issue.”AP and Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
ISRAEL SATAN COMES AGAINST
1 CHRONICLES 21:1
1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I (GOD) will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee,(ISRAELIS) and curse (DESTROY) him that curseth thee:(DESTROY THEM) and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee (ISRAEL) shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing;(DESTROYED) and they that strive with thee shall perish.(ISRAEL HATERS WILL BE TOTALLY DESTROYED)
7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble;(ISRAEL) but he shall be saved out of it.
1 And at that time shall Michael(ISRAELS WAR ANGEL) stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:(ISRAEL) and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation(May 14,48) even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro,(WORLD TRAVEL,IMMIGRATION) and knowledge shall be increased.(COMPUTERS,CHIP IMPLANTS ETC)
Hate crimes against Jews in NY have doubled in ’17, police say-Jews targeted 28 times so far this year, up from 13 over same period last year; total number of hate crimes nearly doubles-By JTA February 16, 2017, 11:51 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
NEW YORK — Hate crimes against Jews have more than doubled in New York City since the start of the new year from the same period in 2016, police reported.The city’s Police Department said 56 hate crimes were reported from January 1 to February 12, with 28 of the incidents targeting Jews, according to Politico. In the same period last year, the total number of hate crimes was 31, with 13 targeting Jews.In December, the NYPD said it witnessed “a huge spike” in hate crimes following the election of President Donald Trump, with the majority of incidents directed at Jews.JTA has reported on anti-Semitic incidents following the election, including acts of vandalism featuring swastikas in the New York subway and Donald Trump-related themes left in public areas as well as on the homes of Jewish individuals. Also, three separate strings of bomb threats have targeted Jewish community centers across the country.@ChrisCuomo Watched your piece on hate crimes this morning. Why no talk on anti semitism? See below at a park in New York. Beastie Boy. pic.twitter.com/ewbgiBe2ou— Richard Drury (@richdrury10) November 21, 2016-On Wednesday, when asked by a reporter about “a sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the United States,” Trump responded by boasting about his Electoral College win, pointing to his Jewish daughter’s family and promising that “you’re going to see a lot of love.”
2 Palestinian teens accused in West Bank shootings-Pair of 17-year-olds suspected of opening fire on vehicles near Halamish settlement with makeshift guns, arrested last month-By Times of Israel staff February 19, 2017, 6:38 pm
Two Palestinian teens suspected of carrying out shooting attacks at passing cars in the central West Bank were arrested last month, the Shin Bet security service said Sunday.The two suspects, both 17 and from the Palestinian village of Deir Abu Mash’al west of Ramallah, were arrested hours after allegedly shooting at Israeli cars on January 27, according to the security agency.The arrests were carried out together with the Israel Defense Forces and police and were gagged until the Sunday announcement.The Shin Bet did not say when the two were expected to be officially charged. A spokesperson said the results of the investigations had been handed over to the military prosecution.The pair were accused of shooting at cars near the West Bank settlement of Halamish, outside Ramallah, on November 14, and January 27, as well as unspecified “additional attacks.”There were no injuries in any of those attacks.The Shin Bet said that during the investigation, security forces uncovered two makeshift “Carlo” submachine guns that agents then matched to casings taken from the scenes of the shooting.“This investigation reveals, once again, the involvement of minors in severe terror activity, as well as the tangible security threat posed by terrorists’ access to makeshift weapons that can cause massive damage,” the statement said.Five Israelis were killed in January by Palestinian terrorists, making the month the deadliest since June 2016, the Shin Bet said last week.Four of the victims were killed in Jerusalem on January 8 when an assailant drove his truck into a crowd of IDF soldiers in Jerusalem. One man was killed the previous week in Haifa.The security service recorded a total of 100 attacks in January, which left 16 wounded, according to its monthly report published earlier this week.Of the attacks documented last month, 81 involved the hurling of firebombs. December 2016 had seen 98 attacks.Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.
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