Friday, May 19, 2017
FOR NOW, TRUMP RULES OUT MOVING EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM. WHO HAS THE SAY OVER AMERICAN PRESIDENTS. SOMEONE OVIOUSLY HAS CLOUT WITH THIS EMBASSY MOVE AND ITS NOT THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTS. TRUMP PROMISED TO MOVE IT FOR THE CHRISTIANS SUPPORTING HIM.
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
WILL TRUMP RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS ISRAELS
White House official tells ToI no final decision made, move 'won't be immediate'-For now, Trump rules out moving embassy to Jerusalem-Days before Israel trip, senior official tells Bloomberg US ‘not looking to provoke anyone when everyone’s playing really nice’-By Eric Cortellessa May 17, 2017, 11:34 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump has indefinitely postponed moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, White House officials said Wednesday, indicating Washington did not want to inflame tensions in the region.A senior administration official told The Times of Israel that a decision to relocate the embassy “wouldn’t be immediate” and that “a final decision hadn’t been made.”The statement came just two days before Trump is set to embark on his first foreign trip. It will include a visit Israel and the West Bank from May 22 to 23 — just before Jerusalem Day, when Israel will commemorate 50 years since The Six Day War — after a stop in Saudi Arabia-He will also travel to the Vatican, and then to Brussels and Sicily for NATO and G7 summits on the final leg of his trip.Earlier Wednesday, a White House official told Bloomberg News, which first reported the administration’s decision, that President Trump didn’t want to harm attempts to restart negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.“We don’t think it would be wise to do it at this time,” the official told Bloomberg. “We’ve been very clear what our position is and what we would like to see done, but we’re not looking to provoke anyone when everyone’s playing really nice.”Trump’s trip — and its timing — led to intense speculation as to whether he would use the opportunity to fulfill his repeated campaign pledge to relocate the embassy.Trump seemingly backed off his promise early in his presidency. It was reported that his conversation with King Abdullah II of Jordan at the National Prayer Breakfast in February was instrumental to his decision to put the issue on the back burner.The White House told reporters last week that Trump had yet to decide what he would do on that front.“The president has not made a decision yet and is still reviewing that,” spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.Shortly after Trump’s visit to the region, he will have to make a decision whether or not to waive a 1995 law that mandates the relocation of the embassy but allows the president to exercise six-month delays on national security grounds.The most recent waiver, signed by Barack Obama, expires on June 1.Trump has placed a high priority on trying to broker a peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians. He has already hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House.He will meet with them again next week — with Netanyahu in Jerusalem and with Abbas in Bethlehem.
Unfazed by Western Wall row, Jerusalem mayor still expects Trump to move US embassy-Nir Barkat: Russia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was ‘the first half… I expect much more from the Americans’-By Raphael Ahren May 17, 2017, 7:38 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat insisted Wednesday he is unfazed by US officials disputing or refusing to affirm Israeli sovereignty over the Western Wall, and said he still expects the Trump administration to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Four days before President Donald Trump is due in Israel for his first-ever visit, Barkat praised Russia’s recent recognition of Western Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and said he expected more from the Americans. While it was legitimate for Trump to consult with all regional stakeholders before relocating the embassy, the mayor said that the president’s appointment of several top officials seen as staunchly pro-Israel indicates that he will ultimately order the relocation.“I wouldn’t give too much value to a statement by a person anywhere in the world,” the mayor said, referring to reports that a US consular official stationed in Jerusalem told his Israeli counterparts during preparations for the Trump visit that the Western Wall is not Israeli territory but “part of the West Bank.”National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday ducked reporters’ questions as to whether the US considers the Western Wall, the Jewish people’s holiest place of prayer, to be part of Israel.“Everywhere you put a shovel in the ground there are Jewish roots. So we don’t need anybody to explain to us how the city was and will always be — Jewish, on one hand, but respectful of other religions on the other. I do think that the Trump administration understands that very well,” Barkat told journalists during a briefing on the sixth floor of City Hall.“We don’t get excited by a statement by a person. Put it in perspective. We heard what Congress has to say, we heard what officials close to Trump have to say. And I believe this administration is much more open to the Israeli government’s point of view and the historical point of view. We’ll see how it develops.”Barkat, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party, also said he is not being pressured by anyone in the Trump administration to slow down construction in East Jerusalem.Two days after Trump’s inauguration in January, Barkat enthusiastically welcomed the White House’s stated intention to discuss moving the embassy to Jerusalem. He hailed the president as a “true friend of Israel” and a “leader who keeps his promises,” gushing over the “clear message to the world that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the indivisible capital of the State of Israel.”On Wednesday, Barkat sounded a bit more reserved. “It’s challenging to predict,” he said, though adding that White House officials have told him that “there’s no change in the vision” about the Embassy move. “It’s legitimate for him [Trump] to hear everyone before he makes his final decision,” said the mayor. “I still believe that he will move the embassy.”Barkat named US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman; Trump’s special envoy for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt; and senior advisor Jared Kushner as three “major appointments” proving the president’s pro-Israel bona fides.“Tell me who you appoint, I tell you what you think. The people he appointed really understand the Middle East quite well,” Barkat said.Friedman on Wednesday indicated that no decision has been taken yet on the embassy move. “I know the president is working on this and is thinking about it,” the newly installed ambassador told the Israel Hayom daily. “He is consulting with all the appropriate people … and he will make a decision…. It is the president’s job to listen to all those opinions and do what is right for the US.”Barkat, who said he will enter national politics once he ends his term as Jerusalem mayor, dismissed the most widely cited arguments against moving the embassy. Those who fear violence should know that the last wave of attacks against Israelis started without anybody talking about the embassy, he argued. “For violence to occur, there could be any reason, or no reason,” he said. “If anyone wants to create violence in this region, we will fight them and win.”Moving the embassy would not complicate efforts to reach Israeli-Palestinian peace, but, on the contrary, could be the first step toward an agreement, he further posited. No deal can be struck before the Palestinians drop their claim for Jerusalem, the mayor added. “There’s not going to be any peace if they don’t recognize Jerusalem as our capital and our right to exist in our country. By stuttering on this point the world is not helping to get a deal.”He added: “If there’s a road for peace, it goes through recognition of Jerusalem as the capital [of Israel]. Not recognizing it defers a reasonably good deal in our region.”Asked by The Times of Israel about Russia’s recent recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he replied, “It’s a good beginning. It’s the first half.”But, Barkat added, “I expect much more from the American administration. My expectation is for them to go back and read the Bible, to best understand our history. If anybody has a claim to all of the city of Jerusalem and all of the land of Israel, it’s the Jewish state. That’s the claim. It’s in the Bible.”
UN envoy Haley to travel to Jordan, Turkey in first overseas trip-Trip to focus on plight of Syrian refugees amid bid to revamp image of ‘heartless’ US following Trump policies-By AFP and Times of Israel staff May 18, 2017, 2:22 am
US Ambassador Nikki Haley will make her first trip overseas this week as Washington’s envoy to the United Nations, traveling to Jordan and Turkey to focus on the plight of Syrian refugees.Haley will meet with government officials and representatives of non-governmental organizations and UN agencies during the visit from May 19 to 25.Haley has cut the figure of a renegade in the Trump administration, winning praise for breaking with the White House on policies toward Syria, Russia and most recently Jerusalem.She has pushed for human rights as a driver of foreign policy just as the Trump administration showed its willingness to work with leaders who have suppressed civil liberties, such as Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Egypt’s Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi.The US administration sparked a global uproar earlier this year when President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending the US resettlement program for refugees from Syria.That order, which also banned entry for citizens from six Muslim countries, was blocked in US courts.Haley said her trip to two of the hardest-hit countries by the Syria refugee crisis would show that the United States should not be accused of “heartlessness” when it comes to refugees.“No country has invested more in protecting, housing, feeding and caring for Syrian refugees than the US,” Haley wrote in an op-ed published Wednesday in The Wall Street Journal.The United States has provided nearly $6.5 billion in aid for Syria since 2011, she said, adding that the US administration will continue to support countries on the front line of the refugee crisis.Turkey hosts nearly three million Syrians — out of the more than five million who have fled the war over the past six years.In Jordan, some 657,000 Syrian refugees are registered with the UN, but the government says the true figure is 1.3 million.A former governor for the state of South Carolina, Haley began work Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations in late January.On Tuesday, Haley waded into a diplomatic spat between the US and Israel sparked by US officials disputing or refusing to affirm Israeli sovereignty over the Western Wall.Haley told CBN News she believed the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem is part of Israeli territory, and that the US embassy should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, upholding a campaign promise Trump has increasingly backed away from.Haley’s visit to Jordan and Turkey will coincide with Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank, Belgium and the Vatican next week. Her boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, will accompany Trump on the trip.Her first visit to the field comes as UN agencies are worried about proposed US funding cuts that could cripple the world body’s humanitarian work.The Associated Press contributed to this report.
US anger after Erdogan guards beat protesters in Washington-Hours after meeting with Trump, Turkish president’s security assault peaceful pro-Kurdish demonstrators injuring 11-By AFP May 18, 2017, 2:48 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
WASHINGTON — US officials expressed outrage Wednesday after a “brutal attack” on protesters by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards cast a dark pall over his visit to Washington.The Turkish leader on Tuesday negotiated what could have been a fraught White House encounter with President Donald Trump with some success but, as he pursued his Washington visit, chaos erupted.Under the eyes of shocked American passers-by, a small group of pro-Kurdish protesters who gathered on the US capital’s “Embassy Row” received a taste of the hardline tactics that Erdogan has adopted in his homeland to quell dissent.Shortly before Erdogan was due to arrive at the Turkish ambassador’s residence, members of his notorious security detail pushed past US police and assaulted the protest group.Close-up footage shared on social media showed Turkish officials dressed in suits beating and punching people in the crowd and, in at least one case, kicking out at a woman splayed on the ground.Witnesses at the scene told AFP afterward that Erdogan’s men had provoked the clash, although there had also been violence in the crowd and that at least one pro-government protester had been hurt.Washington police were initially overwhelmed but quickly drafted in reinforcements, quelling the fight and making two arrests, but not before 11 people including a US officer were hurt.#Erdoğan'ın korumaları kavgaya karıştı https://t.co/gsi1iQ68Ye #amerikaninsesi pic.twitter.com/Jv3g5E7AVA— Amerika'nın Sesi (@VOATurkish) May 17, 2017-The attack was an embarrassment for US authorities, who invited Erdogan to meet Trump despite concerns over his government’s increasingly authoritarian clampdown on his domestic media and opposition.“Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.“We are communicating our concern to the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms.”The State Department did not say whether any further action would be taken, but Washington, DC police said they were studying footage of the incident and trying to identify suspects.“Yesterday afternoon we witnessed what appeared to be a brutal attack on peaceful protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence,” a police spokesman said.“The actions seen outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington DC stand in contrast to the First Amendment rights and principles we work tirelessly to protect every single day.”The First Amendment to the US Constitution protects the right to free expression.-Political violence-Police said they had arrested two people for assault and identified them as US residents, 49-year-old Ayten Necmi of New York and 42-year-old Jalal Kheirabadi of Virginia.Social media posts by the two suspects suggest that Necmi is a supporter of Erdogan who came to Washington to celebrate his visit whereas Kheirabadi is a supporter of Kurdish causes.But the police said they are also working with the US State Department and Secret Service “to identify and hold all suspects” — suggesting that they are seeking to interview Erdogan’s security detail.News of the clash initially spread slowly in a Washington already transfixed by the scandals dogging the Trump White House and preparations for the president’s first foreign diplomatic tour.But by Wednesday, senior figures were demanding to know how Turkish-style political violence had been allowed to spread to the leafy streets of Washington’s plush diplomatic neighborhood.Senior lawmaker Edward Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — who himself ignored a question about the brawl at a media photo opportunity.“Alarmingly, this behavior is indicative of the broad crackdowns on political activists, journalists and religious freedom in Turkey that have greatly harmed Turkish democracy in recent years,” Royce wrote.“I ask that you immediately look into this matter and bring all appropriate charges before these individuals leave the United States.”Erdogan’s party did not immediately respond to the allegations, but pro-government and state-run media in Turkey blamed the incident on supporters of the PKK and YPG Kurdish armed movements.According to the Anadolu news agency, Erdogan’s guards were forced to intervene after US police took “insufficient security measures” to prevent an illegal demonstration.The incident was very similar to another in Washington last year when Erdogan’s guards roughed up Kurdish protesters outside the Brookings Institution think tank just before the president arrived.
As special counsel named, Trump says probe will show no links to Russia-Robert Mueller accepts role investigating suspicions of campaign collusion with Moscow in wake of Comey firing; president calls for swift conclusion-By AFP May 18, 2017, 2:59 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
President Donald Trump on Wednesday responded to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign’s ties with Russia by protesting his innocence and calling for the probe to conclude “quickly.”“A thorough investigation will confirm what we already know — there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity,” Trump said in a tersely written statement.“I look forward to this matter concluding quickly,” Trump said, without directly commenting on the Justice Department’s appointment of former head of the FBI Robert Mueller as a special investigator.The US Department of Justice Wednesday named Mueller as special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and possible collusion with Donald Trump’s team.The US president stands accused of seeking to stall the politically-explosive probe following his shock dismissal of the FBI chief James Comey, and allegations that he asked Comey to drop his investigation of a former aide.Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped Mueller — a widely-respected figure who headed the FBI for the decade after the 9/11 attacks — to take over the FBI’s probe of “Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.”“Based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command,” Rosenstein said in a statement.In a short statement, Mueller said “I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability.”His law firm, WilmerHale, says he resigned immediately upon his Wednesday appointment by the Justice Department. Spokespeople declined to comment further.Capping days of political drama in Washington, the appointment came as pressure mounted in Congress for an independent probe into ties between Trump’s campaign and Moscow, which US intelligence chiefs say interfered to tilt the election in the Republican’s favor.A special counsel is empowered to conduct the investigation independent of the Justice Department hierarchy, with a dedicated staff of his choosing. The counsel is not required to consult with or keep informed the attorney general or deputy attorney generals on the course of the probe.The special counsel is also authorized to prosecute any crimes unearthed by the investigation.Rosenstein’s order came a week after he played a key role in Trump’s firing of Comey, who had overseen the FBI investigation into Russia’s election interference since last July.The deputy attorney general penned a letter criticizing Comey’s handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s emails, which provided the White House with the rationale for firing Comey — and raised questions about Rosenstein’s own ability to remain politically independent.His boss, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, was forced to recuse himself from the investigation in March due to his own undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.Pressure to place the Russia probe in independent hands intensified this week following reports that Trump pressured Comey to reel back the Russia investigation as it pertained to Michael Flynn, the national security advisor who was fired over concerns about his Russian contacts.Trump’s alleged pressure on Comey — denied by the White House — has exposed the president to accusations of obstructing justice.Mueller was director of the FBI from 2001 to 2013, a period when he was forced to shake up a huge bureaucracy blamed for missing evidence that could have prevented the September 11, 2001 attacks.During his tenure he served both Republican and Democratic presidents, and is highly respected by both parties.He is empowered to examine “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump,” Rosenstein’s order says.Trump has consistently rejected any suggestion of collusion between his camp and Moscow as “fake news” and complained in a speech on Wednesday that he had been treated “more unfairly” than any US leader in history during his fledgling presidency.The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Israel TV: Intel allegedly leaked by Trump came directly from Islamic State ‘capital’ in Syria-Source of info reportedly given by president to Russia said to be Israeli army’s Military Intelligence unit, whose chief happens to be in DC now-By Judah Ari Gross May 17, 2017, 11:53 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Highly classified intelligence concerning Islamic State activities that was reportedly divulged by US President Donald Trump to Russian diplomats came directly from the terror group’s self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa in Syria, Israel’s Channel 1 news reported Wednesday night.According to the public news channel, the source of the information was the Israel Defense Force’s Military Intelligence.On Monday, the Washington Post reported that Trump had revealed “code word”-level intelligence — one of the highest levels of secrecy in the US — during a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak earlier this month.The country supplying the intelligence to the US was identified in the Post story only as “an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State.” Sources later told The New York Times that Israel was that country, and ABC news then reported that the information came specifically from a spy embedded in the terrorist group on behalf of Israel. Some reports have suggested the life of this person may now be in danger.The head of IDF Military Intelligence Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi arrived in the United States this week for a “planned visit,” a military official confirmed to The Times of Israel on Wednesday night.The Israeli government has not confirmed that it is the source of the reportedly leaked intelligence.According to American media reports, the information conferred to the Russian diplomats dealt with an Islamic State plot to bring down a passenger jet flying between Europe and the United States using a bomb hidden inside a laptop.In October 2015, the Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula detonated explosives hidden in a soda can on a Russian passenger plane, causing it to crash and killing the 224 people on board.Deliberation by the US over a possible ban on laptops on all flights from Europe to the US — a move that could affect 65 million passengers a year — was apparently sparked by concerns that an explosive device of this kind could get through airport screening undetected.The US already prohibits 10 mainly Middle Eastern airports from allowing laptops on board US-bound flights.Officials said the intelligence provided by the spy was so sensitive that it was shared only with the US and was conditioned on the source remaining secret, ABC said.The concern about the incident is that Trump might have unwittingly revealed the source of the intelligence.The situation is further complicated by the fact that Russia is a close ally of Syria and Iran, two countries that are decidedly not friendly with Israel and which would thus be interested to know any detail possible about the Jewish state’s intelligence-gathering operations.The incident sparked reportedly considerable ire within the Israeli security services. Unnamed intelligence officials, speaking to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, said they would have to reevaluate what information gets passed to the United States.But former heads of the Mossad were far more blunt with their assessments of the incident. Danny Yatom called for Israel “to punish the Americans” over the leak in order to teach Trump a lesson. Shabtai Shavit referred to the US president as a “bull in a china shop” and said that were he in charge of the intelligence service he would refrain from providing the Americans with information for fear of leaks.Trump acknowledged on Tuesday in a series of tweets that he passed on information to Russia: “As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism.”
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