Friday, May 05, 2017
TRUMP CONFIRMS HIS FIRST TRIP TO ISRAEL AS PRESIDENT FOR MAY 22-23,2017.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE
Trump reportedly wants to deliver main Israel speech at Masada-Trump confirms his first trip to Israel as US president-President’s first trip abroad also to include the Vatican and Saudi Arabia; he may also visit Bethlehem-By Eric Cortellessa May 4, 2017, 6:32 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
WASHINGTON — US President Trump’s first foreign trip will include a visit to Israel along with the Vatican and Saudi Arabia, he said Thursday.“My first foreign trip as president of the United States will be to Saudi Arabia, then Israel, and then to a place that my cardinals love very much, Rome,” Trump told reporters.Trump will add the three stops to an already announced visit to NATO and G7 summits in Brussels and Sicily later this month.The Israel leg of the trip is expected to be from May 22-23.Members of Trump’s preparatory team, who have been in Israel in recent days, have indicated he wants to deliver the main speech of his visit to Israel at the iconic desert fortress of Masada, Channel 2 reported.He does not intend to go to Ramallah, Channel 2 reported, but does want to visit Bethlehem. It is not clear if he will meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for what would be their second session in less than a month.The reports come one day after Trump hosted Abbas in Washington, at a meeting in which he expressed his optimism in his ability to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.“We will get it done. We will be working so hard to get it done. It’s been a long time, but we will be working diligently, and I think there’s a very, very good chance,” Trump said during a joint press conference with Abbas at the White House.The president, who has referred to a Mideast peace agreement as “the ultimate deal,” said he would be willing to play whatever role was needed to strike the coveted but elusive accord.A senior administration official told The Times of Israel last week the White House was “exploring” a presidential trip to Israel and other countries.The timing — coinciding with Jerusalem Day, when Israel will celebrate 50 years since the reunification of the city under Israeli control after the 1967 Six Day War — sparked speculation that he might use the trip make a major announcement regarding Jerusalem.Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) publicly mused last week that Trump could announce the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem while he’s in Israel.“What better time could there be to announce the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem than when you are over here celebrating with our Israeli friends this very important 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem?” he said.Over the course of his campaign, Trump repeatedly promised he would move the embassy, but since assuming office, he has seemingly backed off that pledge.DeSantis, who is chairman of the House Oversight National Security Subcommittee, has supervision over American embassies around the world. Earlier this year he visited Jerusalem touring potential embassy sites.DeSantis is not the only Trump ally to insist the issue is not dead.Vice President Mike Pence told American Jewish leaders on Tuesday that Trump was still deliberating on the relocation.“The president of the United States, as we speak, is giving serious consideration into moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” he said.Trump will have to make an important decision on the matter.Congress passed a law in 1995 mandating the embassy be moved to Jerusalem, but it allowed the president to exercise a six-month waiver on national security grounds.Every president since, including Barack Obama’s predecessors George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, signed that waiver every six months.The last one, signed in December by Obama, expires at the end of May, when Trump will be forced to either sign it or follow through on his campaign promise.
Veep calls Israel's foundation in 1948 'nothing short of a miracle'-Pence: Trump giving ‘serious consideration‘ to embassy move-US vice president tells White House-hosted Israel Independence Day event that relocation of US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem still on the table-By Times of Israel staff and AP May 3, 2017, 12:57 am
WASHINGTON — US Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that the White House was continuing to give “serious consideration” to moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Speaking at an Israeli Independence Day event at the Indian Tea Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the US capital, Pence said the White House “as we speak, is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” a statement he did not elaborate on but which garnered sustained applause from the several dozen guests.Trump pledged during his campaign to move the embassy to Jerusalem, but as president he’s distanced himself away from the vow while saying it’s still under discussion. Like most countries, the US maintains its embassy in Tel Aviv because Israelis and Palestinians have competing claims to Jerusalem. Israel considers Jerusalem its undivided capital but Palestinians seek East Jerusalem for the capital of a future state.Among the attendees at Tuesday’s event were US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida), and White House aide Sebastian Gorka, who is said to be leaving the White House amid controversy surrounding his alleged ties to a Hungarian anti-Semitic group.Today we celebrate and marvel at all that Israel and her people have accomplished. pic.twitter.com/9AfbMhVjWr— Vice President Pence (@VP) May 2, 2017-The vice president, who was introduced by Friedman, said he wished a happy independence day to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the phone earlier Tuesday, calling Israel’s foundation in 1948 “nothing short of a miracle.”“The people of Israel have turned hope into a future of security and prosperity,” he said.Pence said that “under President Donald Trump, let me assure you this, if the world knows nothing else, the world will know this — America stands with Israel. Her cause is our cause. Her values are our values. Her fight is our fight.”Hailing the “deep alliance” between the US and Israel, Pence said Trump “stands without apology for Israel, and he always will, adding that “the best days for Israel and for America are yet to come.”Friedman said that Tuesday’s event was the first time in recent memory “that the White House has hosted a reception commemorating Israel Independence Day,” calling Pence “a beacon of moral clarity, and a shining example of honor and decency” and a “champion of Israel.”Dermer said Pence has shown friendship to Israel “throughout his public life” and thanked the vice president and the president “for this profound expression of friendship.”In his speech, Pence spoke of Iran and of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying Trump was “personally committed to resolving the Israeli and Palestinian conflict” and is “making valuable progress” toward that goal.Referring to the administration’s recent efforts led by special adviser Jason Greenblatt to restart peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, Pence said that “while there undoubtedly will have to be compromises, you can rest assured, President Trump will never compromise the safety and security of the Jewish state of Israel.”The remarks came a day ahead of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to the White House on Wednesday.Trump is expected to visit Israel toward the end of May.Under Trump, Pence said, “the United States of America will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon,” adding that “this administration has put Iran on notice.”“America has a leader who will call our enemies by their name. ISIS [the Islamic State] is on the run and we will hunt down and destroy terrorist organizations at their source,” he said.Separately, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also offered his congratulations, on behalf of Trump, “to all Israelis as you celebrate your 69th Independence Day.“The partnership between our two countries built on our shared values has advanced the cause of human freedom, dignity and peace. As Israel has endured and flourished over nearly seven decades despite unfathomable challenges, so too has the unbreakable bond between our two nations,” he said in a statement.Tillerson said the US was looking forward “to even further strengthening a partnership that has long contributed to our mutual security and prosperity.”“I wish the people of Israel a Yom Ha’atzmaut sameach [a happy independence day],” he said.
PM pans Abbas for falsely telling Trump ‘Palestinians teach peace’-Netanyahu: They name their schools after mass-murderers of Israelis-By Jacob Magid May 4, 2017, 3:48 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for telling US President Donald Trump that the Palestinians educate their children in “a culture of peace,” saying the comment was “unfortunately not true.”In his first reaction to Wednesday’s White House sit-down between US Trump and Abbas, Netanyahu objected to the PA leader’s claim, saying the Palestinians “name their schools after mass murderers of Israelis and they pay terrorists,” while reaffirming Israel’s commitment to peace.While Trump on Wednesday made a point of applauding Abbas for speaking out against the Islamic State terror group during his joint press conference with the Palestinian leader, the US president added that “there cannot be lasting peace unless the Palestinian leaders speak in a unified voice against incitement to violence and hate.”The White House later said Trump told Abbas during their meeting to stop incitement, crack down on terrorism, and “resolve” the PA’s policy of providing social welfare payments to the families of terrorists jailed for attacking or killing Israelis. A senior Palestinian official on Thursday called the demand to stop such payments “insane.”During the Washington press conference, Abbas tried reassuring the US president, responding, “We are raising our youth, our children and our grandchildren on a culture of peace.”Before entering a meeting with Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu, Netanyahu on Thursday said that he “fervently shares” Trump’s commitment to advancing peace, adding that he hopes to discuss the issue with the US president.“I hope that it’s possible to achieve a change and to pursue a genuine peace. This is something Israel is always ready for. I’m always ready for genuine peace,” the prime minister said.Israel has accused the Palestinians, including Abbas’s Fatah party, of fanning hatred on social media and calling for violence against Israelis.Last week, Netanyahu posted a video on Twitter showcasing several examples of Palestinian incitement against Jews and Israelis.A report released last month from the Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se) group found that PA textbooks for first to fourth grades were demonizing Israel and glorifying “martyrdom.” The document cited an “alarming deterioration” in content since the previous study.For peace to come, this must stop. pic.twitter.com/19e8sgOXHX— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) April 27, 2017-The Hamas terror group that rules the Gaza Strip also criticized Abbas and Trump for their decision to bolster security cooperation between Palestinian security forces and Israel and to counter IS, saying that they were betraying the Palestinian “resistance.”“White House statement about training PA forces to confront ‘terrorism’ indicates a conspiracy against the Palestinian resistance,” the official Hamas Twitter account said.
Analysis-In Trump Abbas-meet, hope springs eternal as peace prospects run dry-Leaders’ outpouring of enthusiasm that a deal can be reached does little to cover up the fact that one offered nothing new and the other offered nothing at all-By Raphael Ahren May 4, 2017, 12:02 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Despite a display of unabashed enthusiasm rarely expressed regarding one of the most intractable conflicts in the world, US President Donald Trump’s performance alongside Palestinian Authority counterpart Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday will likely do little to convince the world that he can succeed in brokering a peace deal where so many others have failed.Trump’s show of unbridled optimism that he will reach a deal, and even that solving the conflict is not as difficult as others have made it out be, couldn’t cover up the fact that he failed to enunciate a single policy or principle or new idea that could guide the negotiation process toward any kind of progress, let alone the signing of a final-status peace treaty.“Never in decades of involvement have I heard a US president more confident with less prospect,” tweeted veteran US peace negotiator Aaron David Miller, who has worked under Republican and Democratic administrations.Despite Trump’s claim that “there’s a very, very good chance” for a peace deal, even today — after he has hosted leaders from both sides and had his emissary Jason Greenblatt travel to the region and meet a host of stakeholders — it is still entirely unclear how he intends to square the Israeli-Palestinian circle.If anything, watching the joint statements Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas delivered Wednesday in the White House, it is harder than ever to believe in peace in our time.Once again, Trump avoided endorsing Palestinian statehood or even the concept of “two-states for two peoples,” merely offering to help reach the two sides with “anything they’d like to do.”“The Palestinians and Israelis must work together to reach an agreement that allows both peoples to live, worship, and thrive and prosper in peace,” Trump said, standing in front of a Palestinian flag. “And I will do whatever is necessary to facilitate the agreement — to mediate, to arbitrate anything they’d like to do.”One state, two state, whatever. The world gasped in shock when, during his February press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump casually dismissed what has been a global consensus position.But if he’s really serious about brokering peace, Trump will eventually have to embrace the two-state solution, many analysts, including this writer, postulated at the time. If this administration will ever proclaim Palestinian statehood as a policy objective, it did not happen on Wednesday.And if Trump did not utter the words “two-state solution” while hosting the Palestinian leader in the White House, he is unlikely to do so after Abbas has left the premises. Maybe the president is saving this declaration for his planned visit to the region later this month. Maybe not. Perpetually surprising everyone seems to be a central element of his foreign policy.Trump’s backers often tout the fact that he’s not a stuffy policy expert as one of the main reasons he may be able to finally untie the Gordian Knot of Mideast peace.The president is unorthodox, unpredictable and has defied all expectations more than once, his supporters say.After decades in which so-called experts dominated the peace process but failed to produce a final status agreement, they argue, maybe a former real estate magnate who thinks outside the box can master the art of the “ultimate deal.”But making Mideast peace is not the same as a cutting a deal for a piece of New York property, and Abbas made clear he isn’t buying Trump’s Brooklyn Bridge.The Palestinian leader read out a long and detailed laundry list, sticking with his familiar positions, while making sure to politely respond to Trump’s optimism in kind.“Our strategic choice is to bring about peace based on the vision of the two-state — a Palestinian state with its capital of East Jerusalem that lives in peace and stability with the state of Israel based on the borders of 1967,” he said.The Palestinian leader mentioned the “issue of the refugees,” but instead of indicating willingness to abandon the demand for a “right of return” — a total nonstarter for any Israeli government — he said the problem would be solved “according to the terms of international law” and based on previous “various relevant references and terms of reference in that regard, and based on what is stipulated in the previous treaties and agreements.”He cited the Arab Peace Initiative and pointed to past UN resolutions; denied that Palestinian children are being raised to hate Israelis; refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state; and lamented that the Palestinians are “the only remaining people in the world that still live under occupation.”In other words: both Abbas and Trump said they really want peace and truly believe it is possible, but one offered the same-old formula that has failed time and again — and will continue to fail — to produce a peace deal, and the other offered no formula at all.“We will get it done. We will be working so hard to get it done,” Trump said at the conclusion of his remarks.Later, after Trump said that solving the issue may not be as difficult as thought, former US envoy to Israel Dan Shapiro tweeted “I’m an optimist by nature. But goodness gracious!”As Shapiro’s boss, former US secretary of state John Kerry, aptly demonstrated with his failed effort in 2013, hard work and the sheer desire for a breakthrough are not nearly enough.The Obama administration failed to make any headway in the Israeli-Palestinian arena also because it too dogmatically clung to certain paradigms, such as the “not-one-brick”-policy equating remote West Bank outposts with Jerusalem neighborhoods.But Trump’s adamant refusal to define the contours of the elusive final-status deal he so eagerly wants to facilitate does not inspire great confidence in his abilities as peacemaker, either.
PA official rejects ‘insane’ US demand to stop paying terrorists-Abbas aide says Trump request to ‘resolve’ policy of issuing stipends to attackers’ families akin to ‘asking Israel to stop paying its soldiers’-By Tamar Pileggi May 4, 2017, 1:22 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
A senior Palestinian Authority official has rejected the “insane” US demand that it end its policy of providing social welfare payments to the families of Palestinian terrorists jailed for carrying out attacks against Israelis.PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ foreign affairs adviser Nabil Shaath on Thursday told Israel Radio the Trump administration’s demand was intentionally designed to sink any potential for renewed US-led Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.He told the radio station that the Palestinian prisoners were victims of Israel’s control over the West Bank.“It’s absurd to request that we stop paying the families of prisoners,” he said. “That would be like asking Israel to stop paying its soldiers.”At the same time, Shaath insisted Abbas’s first meeting with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday was a positive one and a possible starting point for future talks with Israel.According to Shaath, Trump used “language of respect and appreciation” in praising Abbas for his willingness to return to the negotiating table.During the Wednesday meeting, Trump urged Abbas to stop incitement, crack down on terrorism, and “resolve” his West Bank government’s policy of making payments to families of Israeli-held security prisoners.“President Trump raised his concerns about payments to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have committed terrorist acts, and to their families, and emphasized the need to resolve this issue,” the White House said in a readout of the two leaders’ first face-to-face meeting.Some 6,500 Palestinians are currently detained by Israel for a range of terror offenses and crimes. Around 500 are being held under Israel’s system of administrative detention, which allows for imprisonment without charge.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the salaries paid to imprisoned terrorists by the PA constitute a major obstacle to peace.On Tuesday, three GOP senators urged the US president to push the Palestinian leader on the PA’s cash payments.During a joint statement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House after the Wednesday meeting, Trump only subtly referenced Palestinian violence, saying there could be no “lasting peace unless the Palestinian leaders speak in a unified voice against incitement to violence and hate.”Abbas, for his part, asserted “that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace.”Wednesday’s press conference took place before the two had a working luncheon with a US and Palestinian delegation. Trump had invited Abbas, 82, to the White House as part of his efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.Also Wednesday, Ahmad Majdalan, a senior PLO official and adviser to Abbas, told Israel Radio that in May 2014, Netanyahu’s chief negotiator Yitzchak Molcho, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and US secretary of state John Kerry signed a document allowing the Palestinians to pay salaries to prisoners’ families from the Palestinian Liberation Organization fund instead of from the Palestinian Authority treasury.The Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday rejected the claim, calling it “another Palestinian invention, which never happened, which was intended to distract from the discussion of the demand to stop the Palestinian Authority funding terrorists.”Eric Cortellessa contributed to this report.
Israeli minister calls to shut UNESCO’s Jerusalem office after contentious vote-Miri Regev to demand UN compound in Armon Hanatziv neighborhood be reclaimed for state use following resolution denying Israeli claims to its capital-By Stuart Winer and Raphael Ahren May 3, 2017, 5:57 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev is expected to demand that the offices of the UN’s cultural body in Jerusalem be shut following a controversial resolution passed on Tuesday denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem.Regev, of the ruling Likud party, will present her demand on Wednesday at a cabinet meeting, Channel 2 reported Tuesday, hours after the resolution on “Occupied Palestine” was submitted to UNESCO’s Executive Board by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, and referred to Israel as the “occupying power” when discussing Jerusalem, indicating that it has no legal or historical ties to any part of the city.The resolution passed with 22 votes in favor, 23 abstentions, 10 opposed, and representatives of three countries absent.Regev said that Israel has had sovereightny in Jerusalem for 50 years and that there was no need “for observers from the likes of the UN” in the Israeli capital.UNESCO maintains an office at the UN headquarters in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in Jerusalem alongside the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) and the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov.The building was leased to the UN in 1967 to monitor the ceasfire between Israel and its Arab neighbors following the Six Day War.Regev said the site should be re-claimed by Israel and claimed that she would turn to the Foreign Ministry and to other relevant authorities in order to return [the compound at] Armon Hanatziv [to Israel] for state use,” Channel 2 quoted her as saying.Regev also addressed a recent petition by the right-wing Regavim movement which has claimed that the UN has carried out unauthorized contruction work at the compound in recent years. She called the allegations “grave” and said that the details “must be verified as soon as possible.”The petition was filed with the Jerusalem District Court claimed that the construction work was undertaken without building permits from the Jerusalem Municipality or the authorization of the State of Israel.Filed in late March, Regavim claims in the petition that “the UN has taken advantage of its immunity by carrying out a series of illegal construction projects in the compound on property which is state owned.”“The illegal building projects within the compound include: making structural changes to a historic building from the 1930’s, the illegal construction of a multi-story office building, the building of an illegal storage facility, and the installation of an illegal petrol station for UN personnel usage,” Regavim wrote in a press statement on its website.Tuesday’s UNESCO resolution, unlike previous resolutions, does not refer to the Temple Mount only as Haram al-Sharif, or to the Western Wall Plaza only as al-Burak plaza, the respective sites’ Muslim names. In fact, these sites are not mentioned at all.Furthermore, Resolution 201 EX/PX/DR.30.1 affirms “the importance of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls for the three monotheistic religions.” It also notes that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb near Bethlehem, both of which are in the West Bank, “are of religious significance for Judaism, Christianity and Islam” — though it calls them “Palestinian sites.”However, the resolution still contains many red flags for Israel. For instance, Israel is referred to throughout the document as the “occupying power,” indicating that it has no legal or historical ties to any part of Jerusalem.Earlier this week, Israel officials acknowledged that the resolution that passed Tuesday was somewhat easier to stomach than previous versions, but emphatically urged Western countries to vote against it.Israeli government officials also roundly condemned the outcome of the vote. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu derided it as “absurd” lauded what he described as increased global support for the Jewish state in international forums. “Enough,” he declared. “The theater of the absurd when it comes to Israel has to stop.”“Today there are more countries abstaining or supporting Israel than countries against Israel,” the prime minister said. “That is a change, for the first time.”Speaking at a reception for foreign diplomats held at the President’s House in Jerusalem to mark Israel’s Independence Day, Netanyahu — who also holds the position of foreign minister — highlighted the progress made in convincing countries to stop backing anti-Israel votes.“In the past two days I had talks with many of the leaders of your countries, heads of state, foreign ministers… regarding the absurd vote that is being held now in the UN,” Netanyahu said.“The result is that the number of countries supporting this absurd vote in UNESCO is getting smaller. A year ago, 32 [countries supporting similar votes], half a year ago it went down to 26, and now it has gone down to 22.”“My goal is to have no votes in UNESCO on Israel,” Netanyahu said.“Last year UNESCO said that the Jewish people have no connection to the Temple Mount,” he recalled. “Can you imagine?” He laughed at the notion, then continued: “3,000 years ago Solomon built his Temple there, and UNESCO said a year ago that we have no connection to the Temple Mount.”The 10 countries that voted against the resolution were the US, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Greece, Paraguay, Ukraine, Togo, and Germany.In its wording the resolution was slightly less harsh on Jerusalem than previous resolutions, in that it did affirm the importance of the city to the “three monotheistic religions.”Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely declared in a statement that UNESCO is “continuing to falsify history.”The resolution, she wrote, “only harms the relevance of the organization that is supposed to protect heritage and culture yet again and again abuses its position when it comes to Israel. Israel doesn’t need approval from political bodies for its historical and undisputed connection to our eternal capital Jerusalem, a 3,00-year-old connection that speaks from every stone in the city.”“Israel appreciates the countries that stood on the side of truth and didn’t give in to politics that is distorting history,” she added.Some opposition lawmakers on Tuesday alleged that the UNESCO resolution was motivated by anti-Semitism.Opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog said in a statement that “the UNESCO resolution today against Israel is an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel disgrace that distorts the history of the Jewish people and its unshakable connection to its eternal capital Jerusalem. It is a sad decision without any standing or validity that will find its way to the dustbin of history, just like allegations that Zionism is racism.”Fellow opposition lawmaker and Yesh Atid party leader MK Yair Lapid said in a statement that “the resolution is unfounded and anti-Semitic.”“No one, including UNESCO, can rewrite Jewish history. Certainly not on the day when Israel is celebrating 69 years of independence as a strong and democratic country. Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel, it always was and always will be,” he said.“Once again today we saw how a string of representatives in the United Nations, instead of following the truth, surrender to the anti-Semitic campaign that is led by anti-Israel organizations,” Lapid added.
French-Israeli settlers receive election notices addressed to ‘Palestinian territories’-Jewish MP blasts ‘demeaning provocation’ by Paris; some said to have boycotted presidential vote in protest-By Times of Israel staff May 4, 2017, 3:05 am
French Israelis living beyond the Green Line in the West Bank received letters from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs which described them as living in “the Palestinian territories.”Hundreds of settlers with French citizenship received official notices ahead of the French presidential elections, which called on them to exercise their right to vote. The settlers’ location was marked in the address as “Palestinian territories,” Channel 2 news reported.The TV station said some French settlers decided not to vote due to their anger over the letters’ address line.French Jewish MP Meyer Habib wrote a letter of complaint to French President Francois Hollande over the matter, calling the letters’ wording “a demeaning provocation.”Dites moi votre excellence @HeleneLeGal placer #Modiin en "territoires palestiniens" c ENCORE un bug informatique ? pic.twitter.com/lkwa1RBU9Z— ✡(((NATH&CO)))✡ (@Nathandco) April 26, 2017-“Beyond the political and legal debate, the French Foreign Ministry’s deliberate choice to present Israeli communities under the moniker ‘Palestinian territories’ is a demeaning provocation to French citizens living in Israel,” Habib said.He called for a “realistic foreign policy” that would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and acknowledge the common foe that is radical Islam.
Anti-Semitic fliers posted at Montana gas station-Signs, apparently from white supremacist group, taped to pumps in latest instance of recurring appearance-By JTA May 4, 2017, 5:59 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Anti-Semitic fliers were posted at a gas station in Missoula, Montana.The fliers, which were discovered on Sunday morning, appeared to be distributed by a white supremacist group, according to local reports. They were taped to the gas pumps. Nothing else was vandalized.The fliers are similar to others found in Missoula shortly after the November 8, 2016, election, according to the daily newspaper The Missoulian. They have been found in neighborhoods from time to time since then, according to reports.The incident was reported to Missoula police.A synagogue in Missoula in November requested a police patrol after American Nazi Party fliers accusing Jews of controlling the media were dropped in residential areas of the city.
MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL EATS HUMANS FLESH FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL-JERUSALEM
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF RUSSIAN/ISLAMIC HORDES AGAINST ISRAEL)
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;(AGAINST ALL NATIONS ARMIES THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL)
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
Russia, Turkey, Iran ink deal on safe zones in Syria-Members of opposition walk out in protest at Tehran’s involvement in talks, accusing it of being party in the war-By Dana RYSMUKHAMEDOVA May 4, 2017, 5:05 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AFP) — Syrian regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey on Thursday signed a memorandum on a Moscow-backed plan to create safe zones in Syria to bolster a fragile truce.An AFP reporter at peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana saw the heads of the delegations, representing the three countries sponsoring the negotiations, sign the document.However a member of the rebel delegation left the room, shouting against regime ally Iran, the AFP reporter saw. The Syrian government and rebel delegations are not signatories.The Kremlin has been touting a plan to create safe zones in Syria that is aimed to “further pacification and cessation of hostilities.”“Over the past two days, the participants in the Astana talks reviewed the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and the cessation of hostilities,” Kazakhstan’s foreign minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said of a frail truce brokered by Moscow and Ankara in December.“As a result the guarantor countries agreed to sign a memorandum on the creation of de-escalation zones in Syria.”An Arabic-language version of the Russian draft proposal seen by AFP calls for the creation of “de-escalation zones” in rebel-held territory in the northwestern province of Idlib, in parts of Homs province in the center, in the south, and in the opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.The aim is to “put an immediate end to the violence” and “provide the conditions for the safe, voluntary return of refugees” as well as the immediate delivery of relief supplies and medical aid, the document said.But issues including which countries could police any safe zones remain unclear.Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that ways to monitor the zones would be an issue for separate talks.-Boosting ceasefire-Syrian rebels said earlier Thursday that they had resumed participation in the talks after having suspended their involvement a day earlier over air strikes against civilians.After talks with Turkey counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the safe zones were meant to lead to “further pacification and cessation of hostilities.”He also said the proposed zones would also be no-fly areas if fighting on the ground there stopped entirely.The Kremlin’s plan echoes calls by US President Donald Trump to establish safe zones in Syria.Putin said Wednesday that “as far I could tell” the US leader broadly supported the idea in a phone call they held on Tuesday.Erdogan said in comments published Thursday that Moscow’s plan to set up these zones in Syria would “50 percent” solve the six-year conflict.Damascus supports the Russian plan, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the country’s war began with anti-government protests in March 2011.
US Air Force jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska airspace-Russian fighter jets escort Bear aircraft in Alaska Defense Zone in what officials say is an unprecedented incident-By Times of Israel staff and AP May 4, 2017, 6:29 pm
US Air Force jets on Thursday intercepted two Russian bombers escorted by a pair of Russian fighter jets flying near Alaskan airspace, in an incident that was described as a first by US defense officials.The Cold War-era Russian Su-35 “Flanker” jets were escorting two nuclear-capable Russian Bear bombers, also known as Tu-95 bombers, in Alaska’s Air Defense Zone, airspace that surrounds the United States and Canada, officials told Fox News.The Russian formation was intercepted by two US Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets on patrol in the area.The Russian fighter jets were not armed and remained in international airspace, officials indicated.Last month, over two consecutive days, Russia flew Tu-95 aircraft off the Alaska coast, prompting the US to scramble fighter jets on at least one occasion.Before those incidents, Russia last flew aircraft close to the US in 2015 when bombers were seen flying close to the coasts off California and Alaska.Earlier Thursday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a speech to State Department staff that there was “almost no trust” between the US and Russia, but that the Trump administration was trying to rebuild relations by looking at one issue at a time.A day earlier, US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled improving prospects for cooperation in Syria, in what the White House called a “very good” phone discussion that included a focus on setting up safe zones in the war-torn nation.The call marked the first time Trump and Putin have spoken since the US launched missiles against an air base in Syria, an attack that outraged Russia, one of the Syrian government’s strongest backers. The US military action sparked new tensions between Washington and Moscow, with top US officials sharply condemning Putin’s continued support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad.The Kremlin characterized the call as “businesslike” and “constructive.” It made no mention of safe zones.The US has long sought Moscow’s help in Syria, where the civil war has created a vacuum for the Islamic State and other extremist groups. But Russia’s ongoing support for Assad has been a persistent roadblock.As a candidate, Trump argued that the US focus in Syria should be on terrorism, not seeking Assad’s removal from power. And he vowed to work with any country — particularly Russia — that wanted to play a role in that effort.But last month, Trump was moved by the gruesome images of children killed in a chemical weapons attack that the US has pinned on the Assad government. The US launched 59 Tomahawk missiles against a Syrian air base, marking the first time America has directly targeted the Syrian government since the conflict there began.Some of Trump’s top advisers, including Tillerson and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, leveled blistering criticism on Russia and Putin following the chemical weapons attack.Yet Trump has continued to hold out the prospect of a stronger relationship with Russia, which was a cornerstone of his foreign policy platform as a presidential candidate. He took to Twitter days after the Syria strikes to say that “things will work out fine” between the US and Russia and “everyone will come to their senses.”The shifts in the Trump administration’s posture came amid a steady swirl of controversy surrounding possible ties between the president’s associates and Russia during last year’s election.The FBI and congressional committees are investigating whether Trump’s campaign coordinated with Russia as it meddled in the election.
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