Thursday, June 22, 2017
HALEY SEEKS UN RESOLUTION TO PUNISH STATES BACKING ARAB MURDERERS HAMAS.
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
Haley seeks UN resolution to punish states backing Hamas-US envoy calls on Security Council to designate Gaza leaders as terror group, ‘with consequences for anyone who supports it’-By Eric Cortellessa June 20, 2017, 9:22 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
WASHINGTON — US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to take a harder stance against Hamas and state actors that support the Gaza-based terror group.Haley told UN Security Council member states at a meeting that a resolution should be introduced to ensure there are “consequences” for backing Hamas, which is designated a terrorist organization by Israel, the US and much of the West.“We need to pressure Hamas to end its tyranny over the people of Gaza,” she said. “We should condemn Hamas in this Council’s resolutions and statements. We should name Hamas as the group responsible when rockets are fired from Gaza, or when fresh tunnels are discovered.”“And,” she continued, “we should designate Hamas as a terrorist organization in a resolution, with consequences for anyone who continues to support it.Her comments dovetailed with Israel’s position that holds Hamas responsible for any rocket fire out of Gaza, even when launched by smaller groups.Haley did not detail what consequences should be imposed on countries that support Hamas, nor did she mention any in particular. The US is allied with two of Hamas’s main supporters, Qatar and Turkey, and maintains air bases in both countries.Qatar has recently come under pressure from fellow Sunni states, with Doha reportedly rolling back some support for Hamas in response. US President Donald Trump has roundly criticized Qatar for supporting terror.Haley, a former South Carolina governor, further excoriated Hamas for “squandering” its control of the coastal enclave.She noted the terror group’s practice of deliberating placing rocket launchers, tunnels and other military installations among civilians. On a trip to the region earlier this month, Haley surveyed a Hamas-dug tunnel.“This is the way Hamas does business. Hamas hides military infrastructure in and around hospitals,” she said. “It plots and plans to attack civilians while using civilian buildings as cover.”Hamas, she insisted, not Israel, was responsible for the suffering of Gazans.“Israel did not cause the problems in Gaza; no single Israeli settler has lived in Gaza for 10 years,” she said, referring to former prime minister Ariel Sharon’s decision to remove all 7-8,000 settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005 and pull the IDF back to the pre-1967 lines.“We all would like to see Palestinians in Gaza receive the aid they need. But the responsibility rests squarely with the one group that actually controls Gaza — Hamas.”“Hamas chooses to devote its resources to terrorism instead of governing and reaching peace,” Haley added.Palestinians and some others blame Israel for much of Gaza’s suffering, pointing to the blockade placed on the enclave after Hamas took power a decade ago. Israel tightly controls what can enter the Strip, but allows in humanitarian aid. It says the blockade is necessary to keep Hamas from building up its military forces.Before Haley’s remarks, the UN’s envoy for the Middle East, Nikolay Mladenov, presented his second report on Israel’s settlement activity. The council passed a resolution last year that demanded an immediate halt to all settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.The US, under former president Barack Obama, allowed the measure to pass by virtue of withholding its veto power — to the fury of then presidential candidate Trump.Mladenov told the body Israel has ramped-up building settlement units in the West Bank. “Since March 24, there has been substantial increase in settlement-related announcements as compared with the previous reporting period,” he said.Israel is currently moving forward with plans to build roughly 2,500 new settlement homes in the West Bank, including housing units for the first new settlement in 25 years.On Tuesday, Israel broke ground on the new settlement of Amichai, built for residents who were booted out of of the illegal Amona outpost.The settlement — which will be located near the settlements of Shiloh and Eli, north of Ramallah — will be the first of its kind to be constructed since the Israeli-Palestinian Oslo peace accords were signed in 1993.The Trump administration has chided Israel — albeit mildly — for this and other construction.“President Trump has talked about this consistently, and he has said, in his opinion, unrestrained settlement activity does not help advance the peace process,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters last week. “He’s been pretty clear about that. It doesn’t help the prospect for peace.”
Air Force chief boasts of ‘unimaginable’ power in future Lebanon war-In case of conflict, Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel says, Lebanese civilians should leave areas with Hezbollah installations-By AFP June 21, 2017, 4:12 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The head of Israel’s air force said Wednesday that in any future conflict with Lebanon the Jewish state will have “unimaginable” military power at its disposal.Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel told a security conference that Israel’s armed forces now have far more punch than they did in the 2006 war against Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah.“What the air force was able to do quantitatively in the… Lebanon war over the course of 34 days we can do today in 48-60 hours,” he told the conference at Herzliya, near Tel Aviv.“This is potential power unimaginable in its scope, much different to what we have seen in the past and far greater than people estimate.”The Shiite terror group sparked the Second Lebanon War when it assaulted an IDF patrol in a deadly cross-border raid on July 12, 2006, killing several soldiers and seizing two. The ensuing conflict killed more than 1,200 Lebanese and more than 160 Israelis. Most of the Israeli dead were soldiers.During the war, Hezbollah fired thousands of rockets from neighboring Lebanon, with one million Israelis in the north of the country coming under heavy fire for more than a month.Since then Israel has built up a sophisticated missile defense system, including the Iron Dome short-range interceptor which has successfully brought down rockets fired from Syria, Lebanon, Egypt’s lawless Sinai region and the Gaza Strip.It also has the medium-range David’s Sling and the Arrow missile defense system, designed to counter more distant threats.The army said that an Arrow was deployed in March to destroy a Syrian rocket which posed a “ballistic threat” during reported Israeli airstrikes against Hezbollah assets in Syria which drew retaliatory missile fire.The Israeli air force has also started taking delivery of 50 advanced F-35 warplanes from the United States.Eshel did not draw a scenario for a future war with Lebanon or Syria, saying only that Israel must strike hard and fast in case of conflict.“If war breaks out in the north, we have to open with all our strength from the start,” he said.“Threats to Israel air force aircraft in the Lebanese arena will not stop the air force. They may disrupt operations here and there but that will not stop us.”He went on to warn Lebanese civilians of the danger to them posed by Hezbollah military installations in residential areas.“We are doing whatever possible to reduce any collateral damage to civilians in any war, and we aspire toward zero civilian casualties. But I cannot delude myself; in every war there will always be people who are harmed inadvertently. I have a recommendation to the people of Lebanon: Hezbollah has chosen to stay and infiltrate some of your homes. If you leave your homes as soon as the conflict erupts, you will not be harmed,” he said.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
Israeli sources: Iran missile strike a ‘flop,’ with most missing target-Israeli analyst says security sources ‘amazed’ at poor performance: 3 missiles fell in Iraq, and only one hit its target-By Times of Israel staff June 19, 2017, 9:46 pm
Iran’s much-vaunted missile strike on Islamic State targets in Syria late Sunday was a flop, with six of the seven medium-range missiles it fired failing to hit their target, Israeli sources said Monday.Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, a paramilitary force in charge of the country’s missile program, said it launched six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan. The missiles flew over Iraq before striking what the Guard called an Islamic State command center and suicide car bomb operation in Deir el-Zour, according to Tehran. The Fars semi-state news agency quoted sources saying at least 360 terrorists were killed.But sources quoted in Hebrew media on Monday evening said three of what they said were the seven ballistic missiles didn’t even make it as far as Syria, falling to earth in Iraq, and only one of the seven landed in its intended target, an Islamic State base in Syria’s mostly IS-held Deir Ezzor province. Another of the seven landed hundreds of yards away, in the city of Mayadin.“If the Iranians were trying to show their capabilities and to signal to Israel and to the Americans that these missiles are operational, the result was rather different,” Channel 2 analyst Ehud Yaari said. It was “a flop,” said Ya’ari. “A failure.” Still, he added dryly, “it photographed well.”Syrian opposition activist Omar Abu Laila, who is based in Germany but closely follows events in his native Deir el-Zour, said two Iranian missiles fell near and inside Mayadin, an Islamic State stronghold. He said there were no casualties from the strikes. The IS group did not immediately acknowledge the strikes.Iranian media has highlighted the missile attack as a success and the first by Iran outside its own territory in 30 years, since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88. Iran presented the missile strike as a response to twin IS terror attacks in Iran on June 7 in which 17 people were killed, and Revolutionary Guards officials warned that other assaults on Iran would lead to similar retaliatory attacks.The strike was “much less impressive than the media noise Iran is making around the launch,” a military source was quoted saying in Hebrew news site Haaretz.The strike was seen as a threatening message to Iran’s rivals in the region and elsewhere. “The Saudis and Americans are especially receivers of this message,” Gen. Ramazan Sharif of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard told state television. “Obviously and clearly, some reactionary countries of the region, especially Saudi Arabia, had announced that they are trying to bring insecurity into Iran.”Speaking to The Times of Israel later Monday, Ya’ari said his information was based on security sources, and that these sources were “amazed” at the poor performance of the Iranian missiles. “This is what they have to show for 30 years of missile development? Even Hezbollah can do better,” he quoted the sources as saying.Ya’ari noted that Iranian officials, trying to cover up the extent of the failure, have been repeating over and over in the past few hours how successful the missile strike was.Another Hebrew media outlet, Walla news, quoted unnamed “diplomatic sources” also saying that only one or two of the seven Iranian missiles hit their target.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier Monday warned Iran not to challenge Israel and to watch its own back. “I have one message for Iran: Don’t threaten Israel,” Netanyahu said.A spokesman for the Guards declared earlier Monday that the missiles it fired into Syria successfully hit Islamic State group targets.“Based on credible information, the missile operation against Daesh has been successful,” Revolutionary Guards spokesman General Ramezan Sharif said on the elite force’s Sepahnews website.Sharif also warned that such attacks would be repeated if the extremists take action against Iran’s security. “If (IS) carry out a specific action to violate our security, definitely there will be more launches, with intensified strength,” he said-The Guards said it fired six missiles from the west of Iran into Syria’s mostly IS-held Deir Ezzor province.Iranian media reported that some of the mid-range missiles were of the Zolfaghar type, a precision-guided missile with a range of about 750 kilometers (466 miles). Ya’ari said they were a development of the Fateh missile type.Iran’s homegrown missiles, a serious point of contention with Washington and Jerusalem, are said to be able to reach up to 2,000 kilometers (about 1,240 miles).State TV showed mobile missiles launchers being moved in daylight.#BREAKING: Apparently solid-fuel Zolfaghar ballistic missiles with a range of 700kms used to attack ISIS; 6-7 Launched – @GhorbaniSadegh pic.twitter.com/RDOls0FdH7— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) June 19, 2017-General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who heads the Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace wing, told state television: “The missiles were fired from Iran and they passed over Iraq and landed in Syria.”“Drones flying from near Damascus to Deir Ezzor transmitted (footage of) missiles hitting their targets,” he said.“Firing these missiles from 600 or 700 kilometers away onto a small building… demonstrates Iran’s capacity and intelligence capabilities” against jihadist groups, he added.Hours earlier, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a statement vowed Iran would “slap its enemies” in honor of the families of victims, including those killed in Syria and Iraq.Agencies contributed to this report.
Easing power crisis, emergency Egyptian fuel enters Gaza-Over 11 trucks carrying a million liters of diesel — 2- to 3-day supply — on way to Strip’s power plant, as Israel continues cutting electricity-By Dov Lieber June 21, 2017, 2:26 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Egypt on Wednesday began delivering diesel fuel to Gaza, a Palestinian official said, hoping to stave off the Palestinian enclave’s mounting electricity crisis.The fuel, trucked in through the Rafah border between Egypt and Gaza, will be routed to the territory’s only power station, which has been closed for several months due to fuel shortages.The deliveries come three days after Israel, at the request of the Palestinian Authority, began reducing electricity supplies to Gaza, despite warnings by the United Nations and the Israeli NGOs that the measure could lead to a “total collapse” of Gaza’s infrastructure.Wael Abu Omar, head of media at the Rafah crossing, said that eight shipments had entered, with a further 14 expected later in the day.“A million liters (220,000 gallons) of fuel for the power plant will enter today,” he said.That is enough to enable the power station to operate for two to three days, Samir Moutair, director general of the Gaza electricity company, told AFP.During a press conference held at the Rafah crossing, Gaza security chief and Deputy Minister of the Hamas-run Interior Ministry Tawfiq Abu Naim said, “We hope that this support of fuel from the Arab Republic continues to the Gaza Strip, which has embraced the Palestinian cause.”The emergency supplies from Egypt will not be enough to completely solve Gaza’s electricity woes.The Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA) said today that Israel had reduced a total of 24 megawatts from the feeder lines over the past three days, and is expected to reduce another 16 over the next two days.According to Penra, Israel had been supplying 120 MW, though according to the Israeli army it had been supplying 125 MW.Gaza’s power station can only supply 22% of what is needed to power Gaza daily, according to the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA).The deputy head of PENRA, Fathi Sheikh Khalil, told the Gaza-based news site al-Ray that Gaza would have trouble supplying even partial power with the Israeli reduction.Before the Strip’s power station stopped working, Gazans were receiving eight hours of electricity during the day followed by 12 hours without power.The cycle was broken after Hamas refused to buy more diesel fuel from the PA, saying the it was taxed too much.Since April, Gazans have received four to six hours of power per day. That number was expected to fall to two to three hours a day after the Israeli reductions.Khalil added that technical teams from Hamas and Egypt will meet after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr next week to discuss matter more in depth.In April the PA told Israel that it would begin to pay only NIS 25 million ($7 million) of the NIS 40 million ($11 million) it has been paying monthly for power to Gaza. Israel at the time supplied around 30 percent of what is needed to power Gaza for 24 hours a day.The power cuts, as well as a number of other steps taken by the PA since last month, are aimed at forcing Hamas to cede control of the Strip, or begin footing the bill itself. Hamas seized control of Gaza from PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party in a violent 2007 takeover.The PA’s new strategy to squeeze Hamas out of power, which also includes cutting government salaries to Gazans and a massive reduction in medical aid supplied to the Strip, coincides with the 10-year anniversary of Hamas’s violent takeover of Gaza.Last week Arab media reported that Egypt offered Hamas more freedom at its border and much-needed electricity in exchange for the terror group agreeing to a list of security requests that included, among other things a demand that Hamas hand over 17 men wanted by Cairo on terrorism charges, the cessation of weapons smuggling into the Sinai Peninsula, and information on the movement of militants into Gaza via underground tunnels, the London-based Arabic daily Asharq al-Awsat reported.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman have both argued in recent days that Israel was not party to the internal Palestinian dispute between Hamas and the PA that has led to the power crisis in Gaza.Last week Hamas warned that Israel’s decision to accede to Abbas’s request and reduce Gaza’s already paltry power supply would have “disastrous and dangerous” results and could lead to an outbreak of violence.Both Israel and the PA charge that Hamas, which openly seeks the destruction of Israel, would have the money to supply Gaza’s power needs if it didn’t expend a large part of its resources on armament and preparation for future conflict with the Jewish state.The prospect of even lengthier blackouts in Gaza has raised fears of a new upsurge in violence. Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.However, both Israel and Hamas have said they are not interested in a fourth round of conflict.Last Wednesday the United Nations along with 16 Israeli and international NGOs asked Israel not to reduce the power to Gaza, warning it could lead to a “total collapse” of basic services there.The UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, Robert Piper, said Gaza’s hospitals, water supply, waste water treatment and sanitation services have already been dramatically cut back since mid-April, and depended almost exclusively on a UN emergency fuel operation.AFP and Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
Carbon dating undermines biblical narrative for ancient Jerusalem tower-Fortified City of David tower was previously thought Canaanite; leading Tel Aviv U archaeologist says study’s First Temple dating not conclusive-By Amanda Borschel-Dan June 19, 2017, 4:31 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
A new Weizmann Institute study has discovered radiocarbon-dating evidence of the First Temple period under a tower in Jerusalem’s City of David that was previously dated to the Canaanite period. The findings, based on soil samples taken from under a seven-meter thick walled tower, shave nearly a thousand years from previous archaeological dating of the structure, which placed it c. 1700 BCE — and contradict a presumed biblical linkage to the site.Downhill from the Temple Mount of Jerusalem, the Gihon Spring guard tower was discovered in 2004 by archaeologists Ronny Reich and Eli Shukron. Based on pottery and architectural signifiers, the heavily fortified structure — and the rest of the Spring Citadel protecting Jerusalem’s precious water source — were dated to Canaanite construction (Middle Bronze II period).In addition to protecting the Gihon Spring, the massive fortification served as a sort of security barrier and permitted one entrance to the spring — “from the west only, from within the city,” according to the City of David website.“This is the largest fortress found in all of Israel to date between the Canaanite cities… and it seems that it is essentially the largest fortress found in Israel until the days of King Herod,” states the website.‘It is essentially the largest fortress found in Israel until the days of King Herod’However, new findings by an interdisciplinary cooperative team of Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists and Weizmann Institute scientists place the construction of the tower during the second half of the Iron Age — smack dab in the middle of the Israelite period, and much closer to the days of Herod than earlier suspected.Discussions on the foundation and borders of Israelite-era Jerusalem are often rife with accusations of Jewish nationalism trumping evidential facts. For those who take the Hebrew Bible literally, the Weizmann study’s findings could be difficult to reconcile with the text.The City of David website implies that what the site has labeled the “Spring Citadel” is in fact the historical “Fortress of Zion” taken by King David from the Jebusite king, as described in the book of II Samuel, Chapter 5. Likewise, it is the location described in I Kings 1:33, when the prophet Natan and the priest Zadok anoint King Solomon “on the Gihon.”Most scholars place the rule of King David at c. 1005–970 BCE. The new Weizmann study’s radiocarbon dating, however, dates the construction of the Spring Citadel to after c. 900 BCE. It could not have been in existence when King David reportedly captured it, meaning it is probably not the biblical Fortress of Zion.-Sedimentary evidence-Archaeologist Shukron spent 15 years excavating the Spring Citadel, which is a centerpiece of the City of David archaeological experience. Visitors there are shown a film projected onto the Spring Citadel, and the voice-over explains the Canaanite-period construction.Since 2012, the IAA has performed excavations along the outer, eastern face of the Spring Tower, part of the citadel. Recently, a team of archaeologists headed by Dr. Joe Uziel and Nahshon Szanton observed that the tower does not sit on bedrock but rather on layers of soil, according to the recent study, published June 6 through Cambridge University Press.The discovery of these organically based sediment layers opened up the possibility of analyzing the soil through radiocarbon dating, rather than a dating based on the shapes and materials of discovered artifacts that was previously performed.Left untouched and until now sealed by massive boulders at the tower’s base, the soil that was studied forms part of the structure’s foundation. Anything found below the base would predate its construction.As part of ongoing cooperative research projects with the IAA, Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto, head of the Weizmann Institute of Science’s D-REAMS Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory and track leader within the Max Planck-Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology, was on the forefront of the radiocarbon dating analysis.“The boulders in the tower’s base in and of themselves do not yield any information other than the fact that whoever placed them there had the ability to maneuver such heavy stones. But underneath the boulders, the soil exhibits the layers typical of archaeological strata, and these can reveal the latest date that the site was occupied before the tower was built,” said Boaretto, a nuclear physicist educated in Italy and Israel, with a PhD from Hebrew University.Developed in the late 1940s, radiocarbon dating is carried out with the use of accelerator mass spectrometric measurements of radiocarbon, a radioactive isotope of carbon. According to the Weizmann Institute, it is precise up to ±20-40 years.Boaretto and her postdoctoral fellow Dr. Johanna Regev identified several clearly delineated strata of sediment, from which they collected samples of charcoal, seeds and bones. According to a Weizmann Institute press release, the team can produce “highly accurate results on something as small as a seed.”“Getting one’s hands dirty is all part of building a reliable chronology,” said Boaretto.Two sections of sediment were sampled for radiocarbon dating beneath the foundation stones at two locations to provide “an absolute dating” for the structure, according to the study. The separate, sequential layers of sediment were identified using microarchaeological tools and radiocarbon dating, and enabled the researchers to date the strata found at the base of the tower.The results? “Scenarios for the construction of the tower during Middle Bronze Age (MB) and Iron Age II are considered, based on the new 14C [radiocarbon] data, yielding a series of dates, the latest of which falls in the terminal phases of the 9th century BCE, alongside previous excavation data,” according to the study.Contrary to previous estimates, the date revealed by this radiocarbon dating was sometime around 900-800 BCE — nearly 1,000 years later than archaeologists had originally dated the tower, and well after the presumed reign of King David.Raising and dismissing the possibility that the tower was built in the Canaanite period and reconstructed during the Israelite period, Boaretto says understatedly, “The conclusive, scientific dating of this massive tower, placing it in a later era than was presumed, will have repercussions for other attempts to date construction and occupation in ancient Jerusalem.”How widespread the radiocarbon dating’s repercussions extend, however, is already up for debate.Tel Aviv University archaeology Prof. Israel Finkelstein told The Times of Israel that Boaretto’s study, while interesting, is not decisive.‘The spring tower could have been built in the Middle Bronze Age and restored in the late 9th century or even later’“I agree with one of the possibilities raised by the authors, that the radiocarbon dates come from under a restored sector of the eastern wall of the spring tower. Accordingly, the spring tower could have been built in the Middle Bronze Age and restored in the late 9th century or even later,” says Finkelstein, who is a proponent of the idea that ancient Jerusalem had smaller, more modest city limits.According to Finkelstein, the Jacob M. Alkow professor of the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Aviv University, “A Middle Bronze date for the original construction of the tower is supported by similarity to construction methods at places such as Shechem and Shiloh.” (Finkelstein was director of excavations at biblical Shiloh in 1981-1984.)“If indeed an old tower was damaged and restored in the Iron Age, the question is when. The radiocarbon dates only mean that this could not have been done before the late 9th century. A later date is still possible,” he says.“In any event, a late 9th century date should come as no surprise, as there are other indications for the growth of the city at that time – from the Temple Mount (in my opinion the original location of the mound of Jerusalem) to the south, in the direction of the Gihon spring,” says Finkelstein.
Brussels attacker identified as Moroccan, shouted ‘Allahu akbar’-Police decline to say whether the 36-year-old had a criminal record, but admit he was not known for involvement in terror activities-By LORNE COOK and Raf Casert June 21, 2017, 3:00 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
BRUSSELS (AP) — The quick shooting of an attacker who tried to detonate a nail bomb and shouted “Allahu akbar” at a Brussels train station averted fatalities, officials said Wednesday, as Belgium increased security measures around the country.The attacker was identified as a 36-year-old Moroccan national not known to authorities for being involved in terror activities, federal magistrate Eric Van der Sypt told reporters. He declined to say if the man had a criminal record.The man charged soldiers at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday after his suitcase, containing nails and gas canisters, failed to fully explode, Van der Sypt said. It was a lucky escape for several travelers nearby.The man then shouted “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “God is great,” before the soldiers shot him dead, the magistrate said. Nobody else was injured.“It was clear he wanted to cause much more damage than what happened,” Van der Sypt said. “The bag exploded twice but it could have been a lot worse.”Earlier reports said the man was wearing an explosive belt, but Van der Sypt said that wasn’t true. He said the man was from the Molenbeek neighborhood, the home and transit point for many of the suspects linked to attacks in Brussels and in Paris in November 2015.Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people at the Brussels airport and a subway station on March 22, 2016.Security remained high around rail facilities and preparations were underway to beef up security for a Coldplay concert at the 50,000-seat King Baudouin Stadium later Wednesday.“In three years we have been confronted with several attacks or attempts and we say the zero risk does not exist,” Prime Minister Charles Michel said after a specially-convened security meeting.Central Station re-opened at 8 a.m. local time Wednesday. A mobile police command unit and several officers were still at the station, an Associated Press photographer said.Burn marks remained on the floor at the scene, as workers continued to clean up and paint the area.Belgium’s Crisis Center said Wednesday that it sees no need to raise the national security alert level, which has been on its second-highest rung for more than a year. It said that no public events would be canceled but that additional police and troops have been mobilized.
LAND FOR PEACE (THE FUTURE 7 YEARS OF HELL ON EARTH)
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people(ISRAEL) and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.(UPROOTED ISRAELIS AND DIVIDED JERUSALEM)(THIS BRINGS ON WW3 BECAUSE JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED,WARNING TO ARABS-MUSLIMS AND THE WORLD).
THE WEEK OF DANIEL 9:27 WE KNOW ITS 7 YRS
Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.
21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
1 THESSALONIANS 5:3
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant,(7 YR TREATY) he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.(THE WORLD LEADER-WAR MONGER CALLS HIMSELF GOD)
20 And Isaac was forty years old (A BIBLE GENERATION NUMBER=1967 + 40=2007+) when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 And the children (2 NATIONS IN HER-ISRAEL-ARABS) struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels;(ISRAEL AND THE ARABS) and the one people shall be stronger than the other people;(ISRAEL STRONGER THAN ARABS) and the elder shall serve the younger.(LITERALLY ISRAEL THE YOUNGER RULES (ISSAC)(JACOB-LATER NAME CHANGED TO ISRAEL) OVER THE OLDER ARABS (ISHMAEL)(ESAU)
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.(THE OLDER AN ARAB)
26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob:(THE YOUNGER-ISRAELI) and Isaac was threescore (60) years old when she bare them.(1967 + 60=2027)(COULD BE THE LAST GENERATION WHEN JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED AMOUNG THE 2 TWINS)(THE 2 TWINS WANT JERUSALEM-THE DIVISION OF JERUSALEM TODAY)(AND WHOS IN CONTROL OF JERUSALEM TODAY-THE YOUNGER ISSAC-JACOB-ISRAEL)(AND WHO WANTS JERUSALEM DIVIDED-THE OLDER,ESAU-ISHMAEL (THE ARABS)
ZECHARIAH 12:1-5 King James Bible
1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.
ISAIAH 28:14-19 (THIS IS THE 7 YR TREATY COVENANT OF DANIEL 9:27)
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
Kushner arrives in Israel, visits family of slain border guard-Trump’s son-in-law brings personal message of condolence from US president to relatives of Sgt. Maj. Hadas Malka before heading to meetings with Netanyahu and then Abbas-By AP and Times of Israel staff June 21, 2017, 4:19 pm
US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday brought the president’s personal condolences to the family of a border guard officer stabbed to death last week in Jerusalem as he arrived in Israel for a one-day visit.The visit to the family of Staff Sgt. Maj. Hadas Malka, 23, was the first stop for Kushner before a series of meetings aimed at restarting long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.Kushner was joined by US Ambassador David Friedman on the visit. Kushner said Trump asked him to personally convey the condolences of the American people.Malka was killed in an assault by three Palestinian attackers near the Old City on Friday evening. The three men were shot dead by Israeli forces.Kushner and US peace envoy Jason Greenblatt were to meet with later with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and afterwards with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his Ramallah headquarters in the West Bank. Trump has tasked Kushner with the ambitious goal of laying the groundwork for what he calls the “ultimate deal.” Deep divisions remain, however, clouding the chances of a significant breakthrough.This month marked the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Mideast war — a seminal event in which Israel captured the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The Palestinians claim these areas for a future independent state.After two decades of failed US-led peace efforts, Palestinian statehood seems distant. Greenblatt has already made several visits. Kushner will fly back to the US Wednesday night whereas Greenblatt is scheduled to stay for another day.Thousands attended Malka’s funeral Saturday night. Netanyahu, visiting her grieving family on Sunday, called Malka “everybody’s daughter and everybody’s hero.” He also criticized Abbas for not condemning the attack.It was the latest incident in a wave of Palestinian attacks that began in September 2015. Since then, Palestinian assailants have killed 43 Israelis, two visiting Americans, a Palestinian and a British student, mainly in stabbing attacks. Some 250 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire during the same period, most identified as attackers by Israel.
Netanyahu assails Abbas in tweetstorm on eve of new US peace bid-PM accuses Palestinian leader of lying to the world, ‘poisoning’ minds of Palestinians youth, as Jenin square named after terrorist-By Times of Israel staff June 20, 2017, 1:53 am
Amid resurgent US peacemaking efforts and the arrival of two top Washington envoys to the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Monday of lying that he wants peace and “poisoning” the minds of young Palestinians.“Palestinian President Abbas tells the world that he educates Palestinian children for peace. That’s a lie,” Netanyahu tweeted in one of a series of angry tweets.His outburst came as the PA named a new square in Jenin after “martyr” Khaled Nazzal, who the premier noted was “a Palestinian terrorist chief who planned the 1974 Maalot massacre in which Palestinian terrorists murdered 22 school children and 4 adults.”Palestinian Media Watch reported on the naming of the square Monday, noting that Nazzal, a member of the Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine, also planned a 1974 abduction in Beit She’an which ended in the killing of four hostages, and a 1984 shooting attack in Jerusalem in which one person was killed and 47 wounded.Palestinian President Abbas tells the world that he educates Palestinian children for peace. That’s a lie. pic.twitter.com/uxF3pd0oan— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) June 19, 2017-“Naming yet another public square for a mass murderer teaches Palestinian youngsters to murder Israelis,” Netanyahu said in further tweets. “That’s the very opposite of peace.“President Abbas: stop poisoning the minds of Palestinian youth. Educate for peace, not terror,” he wrote.Netanyahu’s tweets also asserted that Abbas’s Fatah party had “claimed responsibility” for Friday’s terror attack in Jerusalem in which a Border Police woman was killed, noting that the party had decorated “one of the killers’ houses” with its flags.Fatah did not claim responsibility for the Old City attack, but a Fatah Facebook page claimed one of the assailants came from its ranks, the MEMRI media watchdog reported, noting also that Fatah’s website said his relatives confirmed this. Fatah lambasted Israel for killing the attackers, framing their deaths as a “war crime” and failing to condemn their actions.President Abbas: stop poisoning the minds of Palestinian youth. Educate for peace, not terror.— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) June 19, 2017-The controversy comes as the administration of US President Donald Trump redoubles its efforts to renew peace talks between the sides.Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative for International Negotiations, arrived in Jerusalem on Monday for meetings to try and advance the diplomatic process. On Wednesday, he will be joined by top Trump adviser, Jared Kushner.Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law, will meet with both Netanyahu and Abbas this week to discuss “their priorities and potential next steps,” a senior White House official told The Times of Israel.Kushner and Greenblatt have been tasked by Trump with relaunching peace negotiations, which the administration has said is a major priority for them. Trump, for his part, has often referred to Israeli-Palestinian peace as the “ultimate deal.”The White House indicated Sunday that no major breakthroughs were expected but that “the president has asked some of his most trusted advisers to spearhead the peace effort.”Trump, in a keynote speech at the Israel Museum on his May visit, called on both sides to put aside the “pain and disagreements of the past” and declaring his belief that both Israeli and Palestinian leaders are “ready to reach for peace.”Netanyahu has repeatedly expressed his deep skepticism of the possibility of reaching a peace deal at present, but has at the same time voiced his commitment to working with the US on the matter.The PA and its ruling Fatah party have a long history of lionizing “martyrs” — a term given to any who die at the hands of Israel, whether civilians or terrorists, with the latter often characterized as soldiers of the “resistance.”The UN and Norway recently pulled support for a West Bank women’s center after it was revealed it had been named after a female terrorist. Numerous institutions and public spaces have been named in similar fashion.In December Fatah honored the “most outstanding operations” against Israel — referencing terror attacks that killed 100 civilians. In October it praised a gunman who killed two Israelis in Jerusalem.Palestinian television, including children’s programming, is rife with anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli messages.Israeli officials have long complained that incitement and support from the PA in the form of praise, honorifics, and cash payments to the families of Palestinians killed during attacks encourages further terrorism.Israel and the US have been pressing the PA to end such payments. Palestinians have said halting stipends is out of the question.Eric Cortellessa contributed to this report.
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