Tuesday, June 20, 2017

 

ISRAEL WARNS IRAN IT BETTER NOT MESS WITH US OR THE MIGRATING BIRDS WILL BE READY FOR THEIR FEAST FROM GOD.LIKE PROPHESIED IN THE BIBLE.

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL EATS HUMANS FLESH FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL-JERUSALEM

EZEKIEL 39:11-12,18
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)

EZEKIEL 39:17-21
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.

REVELATION 19:17-18
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.

EZEKIEL 38:1-7
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.

EZEKIEL 39:1-8
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.

After Iran fires missiles at IS in Syria, Netanyahu warns it not to threaten Israel-Tehran boasts strike meant to send message to enemies; Netanyahu says Israel is ‘watching their actions and words’-By Judah Ari Gross and Marissa Newman June 19, 2017, 5:31 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran not to threaten Israel and to watch its own back Monday, hours after Tehran launched missiles into Syria in what was seen, in part, as a challenge to Israel.“I have one message for Iran: Don’t threaten Israel,” Netanyahu said.On Monday, Iran said it fired missiles against the Islamic State in eastern Syria in response to a terror attack carried by the group earlier this month in Tehran, in which 12 people were killed.Netanyahu said Israeli forces were “constantly tracking … the activities of Iran in the region.”Israeli concerns about Iran in Syria have mostly centered around Tehran exploiting unrest in the civil war-plagued country to set up a base to attack Israel, as well as transferring missile systems and other advanced arms to the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror group.“We are watching their actions and watching their words,” Netanyahu added.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. State television footage showed the missiles on truck missile launchers in the daylight before being launched at night.While the Iranian missile attack struck a blow to the Islamic State in particular, the strike was seen as a threatening message to other enemies.“The Saudis and Americans are especially receivers of this message,” Gen. Ramazan Sharif of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard told state television in a telephone interview. “Obviously and clearly, some reactionary countries of the region, especially Saudi Arabia, had announced that they are trying to bring insecurity into Iran.”Speaking at his Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting on Monday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel was not concerned by Iran’s missile strike.“Israel is not worried. Israel is prepared for every development. And we are prepared, we have no concerns or worries,” Liberman said.The missile attack was the first by Iran outside its own territory in nearly 30 years, since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88.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.”Hajizadeh boasted that “firing these missiles from 600 or 700 kilometers away onto a small building… demonstrates Iran’s capacity and intelligence capabilities” against jihadist groups.

LUKE 21:28-29
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.)

JOEL 2:3,30
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)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
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)

EZEKIEL 20:47
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.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
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.

MALACHI 4:1
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 very well-positioned for Mideast peace push, former US envoy says-Given good relations with both sides and sharp tongue on Twitter, US president ‘is at the point of maximum leverage,’ claims Dan Shapiro-By Raphael Ahren June 19, 2017, 4:52 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

If it moves rapidly, the US administration is exceptionally well-placed to achieve substantive progress on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, former US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said Monday.Given the positive relations President Donald Trump has established with all the major players in the region, it will be difficult for them to turn down any request he and his emissaries make as they try to restart bilateral negotiations, Shapiro, who served as president Barack Obama’s ambassador here from August 2011 until January 2011, said hours after the White House announced it was sending two top officials to try to jump-start talks.“I think they should move quickly. I believe the president is at the point of his maximum leverage right now,” Shapiro said during a conference call organized by The Israel Project. “It’s very difficult for any party in the region, after those early positive interactions, to say no to him. He has established friendly relations; each sides wants to do more to deepen those positive relations with him.”Both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have visited Trump in the White House and subsequently hosted him during his May trip to the region. Trump, who said in Israel on May 23 that he was convinced both sides are “ready to reach for peace,” has also met with other key stakeholders, such as the leaders of Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.On Monday morning, a senior White House official said the president’s special envoy for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, and his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, would visit the region this week to advance the peace process.Kushner and Greenblatt ‘have a real opportunity to move quickly to capitalize on the leverage the president has attained’While Greenblatt has shuttled to Jerusalem and Ramallah a number of times since Trump took office, the addition of Kushner, considered one of the more powerful figures in the administration, raises the stakes, Shapiro posited.“It essentially dares each party to say no. And my guess is they won’t,” he said.If Kushner and Greenblatt were to present, on the president’s behalf, a set of principles and guidelines to guide the negotiations process, no party will want to risk being seen as the one rejecting it out of hand, the former envoy predicted.“They may say ‘yes, but.’ They may say ‘yes’ with reservations. But I think they [Kushner and Greenblatt] have a real opportunity to move quickly to capitalize on the leverage the president has attained,” he said.Shapiro pointed to Trump’s unpredictability, including his famous affinity for lashing out at people on Twitter, as a source of Israelis’ and Palestinians’ fears of saying no to the administration. His tweeting “is an asset in that context” and regional leaders’ concern over a possible reprisal for perceived obstinacy “gives him additional leverage,” said Shapiro, who currently serves as a distinguished visiting fellow at Tel Aviv’s Institute for National Security Studies.Trump has made plain that he has certain concrete expectations of all sides — i.e, Israel’s limiting settlement building and the PA’s cutting of payments to terrorists’ families — and has hinted that he asked moderate Sunni Arab states to make “gestures of normalization to Israel,” Shapiro said.“It seems to me that his preliminary conversations have led to the point where the time is coming for he and his administration to put forth their own ideas, perhaps to propose a set of principles to guide negotiations on final status and on the steps each side can take to support that effort,” said Shapiro, who was involved in the last round of failed talks, in 2013-2014.Kushner and Greenblatt will meet with Netanyahu and Abbas separately in the coming days, to discuss “their priorities and potential next steps,” the senior White House official told The Times of Israel Monday morning.“It is important to remember that forging a historic peace agreement will take time and to the extent that there is progress, there are likely to be many visits by both Mr. Kushner and Mr. Greenblatt, sometimes together and sometimes separately, to the region and possibly many trips by Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to Washington, DC, or other locations as they pursue substantive talks,” the senior official said.Greenblatt is expected in the region on Monday, followed by Kushner on Wednesday.“Even while working behind the scenes to advance direct, bilateral negotiations between the parties, we will continue to communicate with the relevant constituencies throughout the region,” the senior official said, “to remind all that peace is possible and to demonstrate the many positive benefits that would arise from a successful negotiations.”The official said the two would “continue conversations” with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, following their trip last month to the region with the president himself. Trump met with Netanyahu and Abbas and a host of other officials in pursuit of what he has called “the ultimate deal.”No major breakthroughs were expected this week, the official added, stressing, however that “the president has asked some of his most trusted advisers to spearhead the peace effort.”“President Trump has made it clear that working toward achieving a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians is a top priority for him,” the White House official said. “He strongly believes that peace is possible.”

Russia threatens to shoot down US-led coalition jets over Syria-After Americans down Syrian plane, Moscow suspends coordination with Washington aimed at preventing clashes in the air-By Agencies June 19, 2017, 3:53 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Russia’s defense ministry said it was suspending coordination with the United States in Syria over so-called “de-confliction zones” after the Americans downed a Syrian government fighter jet.The ministry said in a statement that, starting Monday, it will track all jets and drones of the US-led coalition west of the Euphrates and treat them as targets.“Any flying objects, including planes and drones of the international coalition, discovered west of the Euphrates river will be tracked as aerial targets by Russia’s air defenses on and above ground,” the statement warned.The United States has a standing agreement with Russia, which has been providing an air cover for Syria’s President Bashar Assad since 2015 in his offensive against the Islamic State group, that should prevent in-the-air incidents involving US and Russia jets engaged in operations in Syria.The Russian defense ministry said that it was suspending the deal after the US military confirmed that it downed a Syrian Air Force fighter jet on Sunday after it dropped bombs near US partner forces.The ministry said it views the incident as Washington’s “deliberate failure to make good on its commitments” under the de-confliction deal and called on the US military to provide a full account of why it decided to shoot down the Syrian SU-22.“The command of the coalition forces did not use the established communication channel for preventing incidents in Syrian airspace,” it said, adding Moscow “ends cooperation (regarding the channel) with the American side from June 19.”In April, Russia had also said it was suspending its use of the Syria hotline after US forces struck a Syrian airbase, but the communications had continued.

Israel begins reducing power to Gaza, fulfilling PA request-Spokesperson for Strip’s energy company says Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave, already in crisis, will see only 2-3 hours of daily electricity-By Dov Lieber June 19, 2017, 2:06 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

Despite warnings of a mounting humanitarian crisis and possible outbreak of violence, Israel on Monday reduced the amount of electricity it provides to the Gaza Strip, acceding to a request from the Palestinian Authority.The Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA) said in a statement on its website that Israel decreased the amount of power it supplies to the Strip by eight megawatt-hours.Israel had been supplying 125 megawatt-hours to Gaza and has been the Strip’s main source of power for over two months, leaving the Hamas-ruled territory with just four to six hours of power a day.Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesperson for the Hamas terror group, which rules Gaza, said in a statement that Israel would “bear responsibility for the consequences of the reduction” because it “levies taxes on crossings [into Gaza] that are enough [to pay] for Gaza’s electricity and more.”PENRA, in its statement, called the reduction an “initial step” by Israel to “gradually” carry out its decision to grant the PA’s request to reduce significantly the power supply to Gaza.The Gaza-based authority added that the move could have “dangerous effects on the electricity situation in the Gaza Strip.”Gaza electricity distribution company spokesperson Mohammad Thabbet on Monday told the Gaza-based news site al-Raiy the Strip would see between two to three hours of electricity daily once Israel finished its reductions. Thabbet also told the Palestinian news outlet Safa that after the reduction, the Gaza power company would no longer be able to maintain the current schedule of four hours of electricity followed by 12-hour blackouts.The Israeli Defense Ministry branch responsible for overseeing the transfer of electricity to Gaza did not immediately respond to questions regarding the reduction.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 125 megawatt-hours to Gaza, 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 by the PA of President Mahmoud Abbas at forcing Hamas to cede control of the Strip, or begin footing the bill itself. Hamas seized control of Gaza from 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.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman have both argued in recent days that Israel is not party to the internal Palestinian dispute between Hamas and the PA that has led to the power crisis in Gaza.Liberman said Thursday that Israel was a mere “supplier of electricity and was prepared to supply electricity” if the Palestinians paid for it. “This is an [internal] Palestinian crisis; those who need to pay for electricity are the leaders of Hamas, of the Palestinian Authority — we are not a party in this,” he said.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.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.“A further increase in the length of blackouts is likely to lead to a total collapse of basic services, including critical functions in the health, water and sanitation sectors,” Piper said in a statement. “The people in Gaza should not be held hostage to this longstanding internal Palestinian dispute.”Amnesty International said reductions in power to Gaza “will have a disastrous impact on Gaza’s battered infrastructure and cause a public health disaster.“The move will also endanger thousands of lives including those of hospital patients with chronic conditions or in intensive care, including babies on life support,” the organization added.The administration of US President Donald Trump said last Tuesday that it was “concerned about the humanitarian situation in Gaza,” but placed the blame for the unfolding crisis on Hamas.In a State Department news briefing, spokeswoman Heather Nauert said “no one should lose sight of the fact, of this fact, that Hamas bears the greatest responsibility for the current situation in Gaza.”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 fourth round of conflict.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

Backing army, Liberman says ministers knew about Qalqilya building plan-Defense minister says fuss over expansion of Palestinian city is just for political gain, scolds politicians for criticizing IDF officers-By Times of Israel staff June 19, 2017, 7:03 pm

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman insisted Monday that government ministers were fully apprised of a plan to approve thousands of new housing units in the Palestinian West Bank city of Qalqilya, and slammed politicians for verbal attacks on defense officials over the heated issue.Contradicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Liberman said the high-level meetings in which ministers were informed of the plan were recorded and transcribed.Netanyahu’s office earlier said Liberman had failed to present the security cabinet with full details of the potentially explosive plan ahead of a ministerial vote on it last year.Following media reports of the plan last week, right-wing ministers denounced the scheme with some claiming they were never presented with the details, prompting Netanyahu to announce Sunday that the Qalqilya project would be brought before the security cabinet for a second debate.Speaking in the Knesset at the weekly meeting of the Yisrael Beytenu faction that he leads, Liberman asserted that a document was distributed to the ministers by a planning committee saying that while 14,000 housing units should be built in the Qalqilya, under Israeli building restrictions a maximum of just 6,187 units could realistically be constructed in the Palestinian city bordering the West Bank security fence.The defense minister projected that the construction will only start in 2030.Uproar over the plan from other ministers was tailor-made for “primaries” and “Likud party campaigners,” Liberman accused, a reference to the rightist flank of Likud’s activist base and Central Committee members.Liberman also said he is not opposed to raising the issue again in the security cabinet. “From my perspective, let them have discussions morning and night,” he added.“Qalqilya was one of the quiet cities during the last terror wave,” Liberman said. “This was part of the carrot and stick approach [to the Palestinians] that incidentally, was publicized to the media.”Surrounded on three sides by Israel’s security barrier, Qalqilya lies opposite the country’s central region only a few kilometers from Kfar Saba, north of Tel Aviv. The trans-Israel highway, Route 6, passes next to the city.The building plan, first reported by Channel 2 news on Wednesday, would reportedly see 14,000 new apartments built on 2,500 dunams (617 acres) in Israeli-controlled Area C surrounding the city, potentially more than doubling its population, from 50,000 to 110,000.Speaking at his own faction meeting, Netanyahu said the number of units reported on in the media did not match what was presented to the cabinet, denying the veracity of the press accounts.“It is very expansive interpretation on a decision that was never taken. We didn’t accept this interpretation and [the number] was never raised,” he said.He also claimed his government had been the “best ever” for settlement building, pushing back against right-wing claims that he has frozen building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.Liberman also scolded other cabinet members and lawmakers for their criticism of the IDF’s alleged involvement in the Qalqilya plan, accusing them of engaging in “wild and dangerous incitement.”Liberman said some lawmakers had suggested army commanders tried to slip past the security cabinet the full extent of the construction plan, personally attacking Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot and Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Yoav Mordechai.“Ministers and MKs are taking advantage of the fact that those in uniform can’t respond to them, and are allowing themselves, for narrow political reasons, to incite against the commanders of the IDF,” he charged.Netanyahu also called for critics to stop lashing out at IDF officers.“IDF officers carry out policy, they don’t lay down policy. That is what I am asking, and if there are arguments to be made — turn to the government, to the defense minister, to the prime minister — but don’t attack the IDF officers,” he said.Earlier Monday a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office asserted that the protocols of the security cabinet meeting last year when the Qalqilya plan was voted on “prove that the prime minister is correct.”A spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office declined to release the minutes of the meeting, but confirmed to The Times of Israel that Liberman had presented the plan. The PMO statement seemed to suggest the defense minister was responsible for omitting the intention to construct thousands of new Palestinian homes in Qalqilya.Liberman’s spokesperson declined to comment Monday on the allegation that he had failed to present key details of the plan, and would not say whether the defense minister disputed Netanyahu’s account of the proceedings in the cabinet meeting.Reports of Netanyahu’s dissatisfaction with the plan surfaced after several right-wing ministers denounced the scheme and claimed it had not been reviewed properly by the cabinet.



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