Thursday, May 04, 2017
NORTH KOREA THREATENS TO ANNIALATE ISRAEL FOR LIBERMAN CALLING SLICK BACK HAIR BOY (BAD HAIR DAY EVERYDAY BOY) KIM JONG UN A MADMAN.
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
Our consistent message is to mercilessly punish those who offend the dignity of our leadership'-N. Korea threatens Israel after Liberman calls Kim a madman-Pyongyang slams defense minister’s ‘malicious’ insults, condemns Israel’s nuclear policy, accuses Jewish state of ‘crimes against humanity’By Times of Israel staff April 29, 2017, 7:09 pm
North Korea threatened to punish Israel and accused Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Saturday of “rash and malicious” statements that insulted its leadership, after he criticized the Asian nation and called its leadership “extremist and insane.”In an official foreign ministry statement, Pyongyang said Liberman has challenged North Korea by making “rash and malicious” comments against the nation.“Our consistent message is to mercilessly punish those who offend the dignity of our leadership,” the statement said.“We warn Israel to think twice about the implications of its defamation campaign against us.”The statement further condemned Israel for its nuclear policy, and accused the Jewish state of abusing the rights of Arabs across the Middle East.“Israel is the only illegal possessor of nuclear weapons that enjoys the support of the United States, but Israel is attacking North Korea for possessing nuclear weapons,” the statement read, going on to claim this was a cynical move intended to distract from Israeli “occupation” and “crimes against humanity.”On Thursday Liberman said Pyongyang “seems to have crossed the red line with its recent nuclear tests,” adding that its nuclear weapons program posed more of a threat to world order than Iran or any terrorist group.“We’re just ahead of a new era of accurate missile and unconventional weapons in the hands irrational people,” Liberman said.In an interview with the Walla News website earlier in the week, furthermore, Liberman referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as “the madman from North Korea.” He said Pyongyang was allied with Syria, Iran and Hezbollah — all part of “an axis of evil” led by “an extremist and insane group” whose single purpose was to “destabilize the entire world.”The unexpected diplomatic row with North Korea sparked criticism of Liberman by other Israeli politicians.Former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon, a frequent critic of his successor, wrote on Twitter “The minister of talk is chattering irresponsibly about North Korea. And there is no prime minister to rein in the babbling and posturing ministers.”Meanwhile MK Shelly Yachimovich of the Zionist Union remarked on Twitter: “We have enough enemies. Let’s focus on them.”The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Saturday kicked off a joint drill with the South Korean navy, officials said, as tensions rose over North Korea’s latest test-fire of a ballistic missile.The drill came hours after the North launched a ballistic missile in apparent defiance of a concerted US push for tougher international sanctions to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons ambitions.North Korean ballistic missile tests are banned by the United Nations because they’re seen as part of the North’s push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike the US mainland. The latest test came as US officials pivoted from a hard line to diplomacy at the UN in an effort to address what may be Washington’s most pressing foreign policy challenge.The timing of the North’s test was striking: Only hours earlier the UN Security Council held a ministerial meeting on Pyongyang’s escalating weapons program. North Korean officials boycotted the meeting, which was chaired by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.North Korea routinely test-fires a variety of ballistic missiles, despite UN prohibitions, as part of its weapons development. While shorter-range missiles are somewhat routine, there is strong outside worry about each longer-range North Korean ballistic test.AFP contributed to this report.
Trump, Abbas gear up for Washington meet Wednesday-Republican senators demand Palestinian leader pledge to stop funding terrorists and their families-By Andrew BEATTY May 3, 2017, 10:51 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President Donald Trump will play peacemaker at the White House on Wednesday, meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as part of an effort to end the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict.After hosting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February, the self-styled deal-maker-in-chief will host Abbas for the first time since coming to office.“The president’s ultimate goal is to establish peace in the region,” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer.That long-shot effort — which has eluded US presidents since the 1970s — got off to a rocky start early in Trump’s administration, when Trump appeared to walk away from the US’s longstanding commitment to Palestinian statehood and signaled the American embassy could be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said Trump is still “giving serious consideration” to moving the embassy.That move would likely spark Palestinian fury and is privately seen by many in the Israel and US security establishments as needlessly inflammatory.At the same time, Trump has urged Israel to hold back on settlement building in the West Bank, a longstanding concern of Palestinians and much of the world.Pence said Trump is “personally committed to resolving the Israeli and Palestinian conflict” and “valuable progress” is being made.“Momentum is building and goodwill is growing,” he said at an Israeli Independence Day event at the White House.Abbas makes the trip to Washington while politically unpopular back home, with polls suggesting most Palestinians want the 82-year-old to resign.Abbas’s term was meant to expire in 2009, but he has remained in office with no elections held.But he will be hoping Trump can pressure Israel into concessions he believes are necessary to salvage a two-state solution to one of the world’s longest-running conflicts.Palestinian officials have seen their cause overshadowed by worry over global concerns such as the war in Syria and Islamic State group jihadists, and want Trump’s White House to bring it back to the forefront.The meeting Wednesday is a sign that “Trump’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more conventional than anyone expected,” said Ilan Goldenberg of the Center for New American Security.“The big question now is what Trump will try to accomplish during this first meeting. If he goes for the home run and tries to restart negotiations, he is likely to fail,” Goldenberg said.“Instead, Trump and his team should focus on incremental steps to improve the situation on the ground, preserve the possibility of the two-state solution at another time, and set conditions for negotiations in the future.”One of Trump’s top advisers, Jason Greenblatt, held wide-ranging talks with both Israelis and Palestinians during a visit to the region in March.Abbas and Trump spoke by phone on March 11, and there are suggestions the US president could visit the Middle East this month.A group of three influential Republican Senators — Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton and Lindsey Graham — have called on Trump to ask Abbas to stop funding Palestinian terrorists and prisoners and their families.That could pose major domestic political headaches for Abbas, as he battles unpopularity and challenges from rival factions.But according to former White House official Dennis Ross, Trump is in some ways helping Abbas by extending the White House invite.“The president, in some ways, has already added to his relevancy by inviting him to come.”But mutual distrust between Palestinians and Israelis will be a formidable, if not impossible, barrier for Trump to overcome.“The gap between the parties has probably never been greater, both psychologically and practically,” said Ross.“In my mind, as someone who’s worked on this for the last 30 years, I don’t think we’ve ever been at a lower point.”
In timeless Jerusalem, Israel Festival celebrates the contemporary and avant-garde-The annual performance series, now in its 56th year, continues its push for young and restless audiences-By Jessica Steinberg May 3, 2017, 11:20 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Late spring brings the Israel Festival, an annual three-week Jerusalem-based celebration of local and international music, dance, theater and performance art.Much of the focus this year — as it has been in the three years of CEO Eyal Sher’s leadership — is on avant-garde and contemporary companies and works.“Big chunks of what you’ll see here is part of the experience of what you’re seeing in Europe now,” said Sher. “We just don’t have it here, usually. It’s not mainstream culture, it’s not Broadway. It’s performance that is more contemporary and avant-garde.”The festival, taking place June 1-18 around the city but mostly at the Jerusalem Theater, is also steadily drawing the younger audiences that Sher was determined to attract when he took over the festival three years ago.“There are a lot of young audiences that are hungry for this. It offers them something other than what they can get here,” he said. “The question is how to market it to more conservative audiences. But that’s just marketing. We’ve got a range of options, and we offer the chance to get out of your comfort zone; you may see something you didn’t know you’d love.”The festival starts off with a Groove Party, a combination of Israeli musical legends and emerging artists at the city’s Sultan’s Pool, held on June 1. Performers include Yemenite sisters A-WA, the Firqat Alnoor Orchestra of Jewish and Arab musicians with special guest Nasreen Qadri, as well as Liora Itzhak, Knesiyat Hasechel, Kutiman Orchestra, Teapacks and Yemen Blues. Thursday, June 1, 8 p.m., NIS 80 per ticket.The festival brings two iconic acts from the US this year, its 56th: director Robert Wilson performing Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape,” and “Dance,” the renowned 1979 dance piece by choreographer Lucinda Childs, featuring the original score by Philip Glass. It will be Childs’ first time in Israel, noted Sher. Saturday, June 17, 9 p.m., Sherover Hall, Jerusalem Theater, NIS 200 per ticket.“Krapp’s Last Tape” will be performed in English with Hebrew subtitles. Monday, June 5, 8:30 p.m., Sherover Hall, Jerusalem Theater, NIS 200 per ticket.Other visitors worth encountering are Spanish actress Angélica Liddell in her performance of “¿Que haré yo con esta espada?” (“And what will I do with this sword?”). Liddell often enters into a kind of trance in her electrifying performances onstage as she delves into the darkest reaches of human nature. “¿Que haré yo con esta espada?” (“And what will I do with this sword?”) is a 4.5 hour performance with two intermissions, and will be performed Friday, June 9, 2 p.m., Sherover Hall, Jerusalem Theater, NIS 200 per ticket.Also from Spain is flamenco dancer Israel Galván, the son of renowned dancers, whose work “FLA.CO.MEN” blends the age-old patterns of this traditional dance while simultaneously dismantling them altogether. Friday, June 2, 3 p.m. and Saturday, June 3, 9 p.m., Rebecca Crown Hall, Jerusalem Theater, NIS 160 per ticket.French performer Olivier De Sagazan brings “Transfiguration,” his fascinating one-man performance about an artist’s desire to breathe life into his creation. De Sagazan sculpts clay onto his head and becomes a living work of art as he searches for his new form. Wednesday, June 14, 10 p.m. and Thursday, June 15, 10:30 p.m., Mikro Hall, Jerusalem Theater, NIS 120 per ticket.If there’s a teen or preteen in your life, you can treat them to the wildly energetic, intensive pop performance of “Crazy Girls Save the World,” from the Japanese Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker. This frenetic 45-minute show channels the intensely popular Japanese animation figures of Anime and Manga, utilizing their slang, dances, accessories and costumes and offering an alternate reality for a brief while. Friday, June 2, 12 p.m., 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 3, 9 p.m., HaUlpan, Jerusalem Theater, NIS 120 per ticket.Stian Westerhaus is a skilled experimental guitarist from Norway, specializing in solo music that stretches the concepts of technique and sound. His performance is supported by the Norwegian Embassy. Thursday, June 15, 11:30 p.m., tickets cost NIS 60.Other musical performances include three concerts by visiting ensembles from the Czech Republic, Turkey and Austria and classical music concerts at the Eden Tamir Music Center in Ein Kerem, on the three Saturdays of the festival, each at 11 a.m., free entry.There are Israeli performers as well. The Incubator Theater brings its treatment of “Job,” starring veteran actor Sasson Gabbay in the role of the tormented emissary, supported by Keren Hadar as Job’s wife. Sunday, June 4, 9 p.m., Henry Crown Hall, Jerusalem Theater, NIS 120 or NIS 100 for gallery seats.“West of Here — A Tribute to Tirza Atar” is an evening celebrating the work of poet and songwriter Tirza Atar, daughter of Natan Alterman, with performances by Dikla, Efrat Ben Zur, Eran Tzur, Nathan Slor, Shlomi Saranga and Yuval Dayan. Thursday, June 8, 9 p.m., Henry Crown Hall, Jerusalem Theater, NIS 160 or NIS 130 for gallery seats.Experience the Israel Museum anew by wandering its galleries in a tour performed by members of the Can Ensemble with unusual guides who bring the audience’s attention to details they may have not noticed previously. Tuesday, June 6 and 13, 7 p.m., Friday, June 9 and 16, 12 p.m, Israel Museum, NIS 100.“Night Shift” is a one-time opportunity to wander around the backstage spaces and halls of the Jerusalem Theater while taking in the dance, performance, DJs and video art taking place at the theater at that time. Thursday, June 15, from 8 p.m. into the night, free entry.There are other freebie performances taking place during the festival:Musrara, the Naggar Multidisciplinary School of Art and Society, will take over and make over the Rebecca Crown Theater with performance art, displays, screenings and video installations on Thursday, June 15, 8 p.m., for three and a half hours. Feel free to come and go as you like.La Putyka, a Czech circus, will perform “Slapstick Sonata” and “La Putkya,” a cornucopia of acrobatics, theater, live music and puppets at Zion Square on Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8, at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., free entry.For ticket purchases, schedules and more information, go to the Israel Festival website or Bimot. There are discounts available for four tickets or more, and for senior citizens, soldiers and students, as well as for purchases made though the Yerushalmi app, and at several local restaurants when presenting a festival ticket (Cafe at the Theater, Menza, Ima, Caffit in the Botanical Gardens and Al Dente).
Israelis warned to avoid Tunisia due to danger of attacks-Ahead of annual Jewish pilgrimage festival, security officials call on visitors to leave the country immediately-By Stuart Winer May 3, 2017, 12:05 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Wednesday warned Israelis against traveling to Tunisia over concerns that jihadist terrorists may try to attack the visitors or Jewish targets in the North African country.In a statement the CBT said that, following a situation assessment, “it was decided to further reiterate the severe travel advisory for Tunisia.”The warning was issued ahead of an annual pilgrimage that draws hundreds of Tunisian Jews and visitors from Israel to the island of Djerba, where they celebrate at an ancient synagogue believed to be the oldest in Africa.“Terror elements, with a focus on global jihadist elements, continue their efforts to carry out an attack against various destinations in Tunisia,” the CBT said. “Given the gravity of the threat, the Counter Terrorism Bureau advises Israelis to refrain from visiting the country and those who are there to leave immediately.”The traditional festive procession near the El Ghriba synagogue on Djerba takes place on or around Lag B’Omer, a minor Jewish festival between Passover and Shavuot. The celebration this year begins on May 14 and continues into the following day.Last year the bureau, a branch of the Prime Minister’s Office, put out a similar warning against traveling to Tunisia for the festival. The event went ahead amid tight security from Tunisian forces, although many stayed away, reducing the numbers from the thousands who have attended in the previous years.The synagogue, in the village of Hara Seghira, or Er-Riadh, dates back to 586 BCE, although the current building was reconstructed in the 19th century. In 2002, terrorists blew up a vehicle near the synagogue, killing 21.Agencies contributed to this report.
ADL urges Senate committee to create hate crime task force-Jonathan Greenblatt recommends helping law enforcement agencies improve data collection on offenses-By JTA May 3, 2017, 9:38 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The national director of the Anti-Defamation League urged the establishing of a federal task force to coordinate hate crimes responses across the executive branch in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.Jonathan Greenblatt set forth a series of policy recommendations during a Tuesday hearing on an increase in religious hate crimes, according to an ADL statement.“All of us are deeply concerned about the ongoing harassment of Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and others who are being targeted because of their religion,” Greenblatt told committee members. “The federal government has an essential leadership role to play in confronting hate crimes and in alleviating intolerance. And we need to make sure that we call out bigotry whenever it happens.”Greenblatt recommended creating a task force that would help law enforcement agencies improve hate crimes data collection and training, enacting laws to combat hate crimes, exploring approaches to cyberhate and calling out bigotry.On Monday, the American Jewish Committee praised members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for sending a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him “to undertake effective action to address the increasing number of religious hate crimes in the US.”“Effectively combating hate crimes demands a concerted federal government response,” said Richard Foltin, the AJC’s director of national and legislative affairs. “It is imperative that federal authorities help state and local authorities in carrying out their responsibility to monitor and prosecute hate crimes, and bring cases under federal hate crimes laws, where necessary.”Nearly 150 JCCs and other Jewish institutions have received bomb threats and three Jewish cemeteries have been vandalized this year. In March, an Israeli-American teen was arrested in Israel on suspicion of calling in more than 100 bomb threats. Last month, the US Justice Department charged the teen, Michael Kadar, with making threatening calls to JCCs in Florida, conveying false information to the police and cyberstalking.
Hebron shooter’s lawyer: Others who killed attackers weren’t prosecuted-Defense team for Azaria seeks appeal to overturn conviction; state wants a longer sentence of up to five years in prison-By Judah Ari Gross May 3, 2017, 9:17 am Updated: May 3, 2017, 12:18 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Appeals on the sentencing of a soldier convicted in January of manslaughter for fatally shooting a disarmed and incapacitated Palestinian attacker last year were being heard Wednesday morning at a military appeals court in Tel Aviv.Prosecution lawyers were set to argue that the sentence handed out to Elor Azaria — 18 months behind bars, a suspended term and demotion to the rank of private — was too lenient. They planned to demand that the prison sentence be increased to anywhere from 30 months to five years.But first, Azaria’s defense team presented its case for overturning the entire verdict and sentence. Defense attorney Yoram Sheftel submitted new evidence to the court, including documentation of at least 17 occasions in which IDF soldiers shot Palestinians and were not tried.A Palestinian activist for the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem had filmed Azaria, 21, shooting dead Abed al-Fattah al-Sharif, minutes after Sharif and another man carried out a stabbing attack on troops in the West Bank city of Hebron, and as Sharif lay on the ground disarmed and bleeding, having been shot during the attack. The incident occurred on March 24, 2016.The footage made international headlines at the time and the case has opened deep fissures in Israeli society, with some on the left seeing it as a test case for the army’s commitment to law and order and those on the right seeing Azaria as a victim of his circumstances who should not be punished. Following the verdict, many right-wing politicians, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called for him to be pardoned.A heroes welcome with hugs and kisses from family and supporters pic.twitter.com/imEu0iC0wR— Judah Ari Gross (@JudahAriGross) May 3, 2017-During the hearing, Sheftel called for his client to be acquitted “on behalf of the millions” who believe in his innocence. He said it was “extremely out of character” for the military court to bring Azaria to trial, considering its history.“We will show 17 cases that are far worse” than that of his client, he promised, some of which included the killings, not of “murderous, jihadist fascistic terrorists, but of noncombatant Arab residents of Judea and Samaria [the West Bank].”Judge Tzvi Segal took issue with one of those cases, in which a Border Police officer shot a Palestinian attacker who was already on the ground. He asserted that in that case the officer followed the rules of engagement.Segal also drew a distinction between cases in which there isn’t physical evidence and ones where there is — in Azaria’s case, the video footage.Sheftel also noted a recent attack in Jaffa, where a volunteer policeman shot the Palestinian stabber dead as a crowd of bystanders egged him on.“Unlike the chief of staff and Defense Ministry,” who condemned Azaria for a lesser crime, he said, “the head of the Tel Aviv police, who has different ethics, wanted to give the cop a citation.”According to chief prosecutor Nadav Weissman, in most cases that are closed it is because soldiers were found to have committed no wrongdoing. He said that Sheftel was arguing that the army had a “different policy” from the one it claimed to be acting on in the case of Azaria.“That’s a grave allegation,” he added.The prosecution also argued that the Jaffa case was different as the incident was ongoing when the volunteer officer opened fire, that the terrorist was still moving, and that he had stabbed people after he was already shot once.Prosecution says Sheftel is basically arguing that it's OK for soldiers to shoot people illegally. Sheftel says that's not his argument.— Judah Ari Gross (@JudahAriGross) May 3, 2017-Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
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