Tuesday, July 04, 2017
JEWISH HOME, LIKUD COLLABORATE ON UNITED JERUSALEM BILL.
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
Jewish Home, Likud to collaborate on ‘Unified Jerusalem’ bill-Ending coalition spat, Naftali Bennett and Ze’ev Elkin say they’ll reformulate proposal to require supermajority for handing over parts of capital for peace-By Raoul Wootliff July 2, 2017, 10:59 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
After a fallout between the two coalition parties over a proposal to make it harder to cede Israeli control over parts of Jerusalem, Jewish Home chair Naftali Bennett and Likud minister Ze’ev Elkin agreed Sunday night to work together in order to bring the legislation to a ministerial vote next week.Jewish Home said earlier in the day that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had vetoed the “Unified Jerusalem” bill that would require a special two-thirds Knesset supermajority to pass any decision to divide the capital city under a future peace deal with the Palestinians.The proposal was set to face a vote in a weekly meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Legislation early Sunday afternoon, but the prime minister pulled it from the agenda at the last minute, the pro-settlement Jewish Home party said in a statement.“We are sorry narrow political considerations outweigh the need to prevent the division of Jerusalem. We will continue pushing this bill, and will do all we can to advance it in the upcoming days,” the statement read. “Jerusalem will be united by actions, not words.”The Likud party slammed Jewish Home’s announcement, saying the bill was proposed without seeking the cooperation of any coalition partners.“Jewish Home apparatchiks know well that Prime Minister Netanyahu supports the bill. He supported it back in 2007,” the Likud statement read. “But instead of reaching for agreement and cooperation, Jewish Home prefers childish politicking.”Bennett, who proposed the bill, and Elkin, who serves as minister of Jerusalem affairs, said in a joint statement that they will “work together over the next week in order to come to an agreed-upon text” that will be voted on by ministers at next week’s meeting.Bennett is seeking to amend the Basic Law on Jerusalem so that any future vote to divide the city would require the approval of 80 of the 120 MKs to pass, as opposed to a regular majority.“The purpose of this law is to unify Jerusalem forever,” Bennett said of his legislation in a statement last week. “Reaching a majority of 80 MKs in order to divide Jerusalem is impossible and has no feasibility in the Knesset, which is why this law is so important.”Currently the Jerusalem Law, passed in 1980 and amended in 2000, states: “No authority that is stipulated in the law of the State of Israel or of the Jerusalem Municipality may be transferred either permanently or for an allotted period of time to a foreign body, whether political, governmental or to any other similar type of foreign body.”With no provision in the Basic Law specifying how the law can be amended, it currently can be overturned with a simple majority. Bennett’s proposal would add a clause requiring the supermajority.Israel annexed East Jerusalem in 1980, but the move has not been recognized internationally and most countries refuse to recognize any part of the city as Israel’s capital, saying it was an issue that will need to be decided in negotiations with the Palestinians.Neither Bennett nor Elkin would comment on what changes may be discussed in their discussions or whether the Likud, or Netanyahu, had raised objections to the bill.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
UNESCO World Heritage meet opens amid tensions over Hebron motion-Cultural body to vote on Palestinian request to add Tomb of Patriarchs to list of endangered sites-By Times of Israel staff and AP July 3, 2017, 4:55 am
Officials opened the 41st annual UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s conference in Poland on Sunday, bringing together 21 member states, more than 170 observer nations and many non-governmental organizations.The meeting will run through July 12 and debate contentious issues like a Palestinian motion to deny Israel sovereignty over Jerusalem and have the West Bank city of Hebron designated as a “World Heritage Site in Danger.”Members discussed a lost of sites in danger but it was unclear when they were expected to vote. Given the Arab nations’ automatic majority in international forums, the Palestinian proposal is likely to be accepted.UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Polish Culture Minister Piotr Glinski opened the session Sunday in a ceremony at the Renaissance Wawel Castle in Krakow, a historic city on the UNESCO World Heritage site.Earlier, they viewed Poland’s most precious painting, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Lady with an Ermine,” which the state bought last year from the aristocratic Czartoryski family. The government said the session is among Poland’s top cultural events this year.UNESCO has come under fire by Israel, the US and other nations for a series of moves deemed anti-Israel, most recently in May when its executive board ratified a contentious resolution denying any legal or historical Israeli links to Jerusalem and calling Israel an “occupying power” in its capital.That resolution also criticized the Israeli government for archaeological projects in the capital and in Hebron and lambasted its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.On Friday, speaking at the UNESCO International Conference on the Empowerment of Women in Paris, former foreign minister Tzipi Livni criticized UNESCO for its repeated decisions against Israel and called on the organization to reject the vote on Hebron.“I am an opposition leader in Israel, but I am not in opposition to the history of my people and not an opposition to the truth,” Livni said, indicated she had almost declined the invitation to participate over UNESCO’s recent actions. “These decisions will not harm my people’s connection to [Jerusalem and Hebron], but they will hurt UNESCO and the ability to promote common interests.”“UNESCO must not be turned into a political arena,” Livni said during the UN body’s conference. “There are representatives from countries that have conflicts between them, but they must be left outside the building. Unfortunately, there are member states that exploit UNESCO for political purposes and to open conflicts.”“At first I thought I would not come because they have taken terrible decisions, but then I thought, if I am getting a hearing here at UNESCO, I am going to say what I have to, not only on the issue of women, but also what I think about the decisions that are on their table about Hebron next week,” Livni said.“They are going to hear what one woman from Israel thinks of these decisions. We can make a difference here.”In May’s resolution, the UN agency wrote that Hebron (and Bethlehem) was an “integral part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” and that it “deplores the ongoing Israeli excavations, works, construction of private roads for settlers and of a Wall inside the Old City of Al-Khalil/Hebron which are illegal under international law and harmfully affect the authenticity and integrity of the site.”The Tomb of the Patriarchs could become the third cultural site on UNESCO’s “List of World Heritage in Danger” that is registered as located in the “State of Palestine.” The other two are the birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem and the “cultural landscape of Southern Jerusalem,” around Battir.Following the May vote, Israel announced it would cut another $1 million from its payments to the UN, bringing the total cuts since December 2016 to $9 million.In December, after the Security Council passed Resolution 2334, slamming Israeli settlement activity and calling settlements illegal, Netanyahu ordered $6 million cut from Israel’s payment to the UN. And in March, after the Human Rights Council passed five anti-Israel resolutions, Netanyahu vowed to cut an additional $2 million.Last week, Israel denied a fact-finding mission entry to Hebron ahead of the UNESCO vote.A group of independent scholars from the International Council on Monuments and Sites had been trying to gain access to the disputed holy site since the Palestinian Authority announced in April its plan to have it added to UNESCO’s list of endangered world heritage sites.However, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided not to grant them the required permits.“On a strategic and principled level, the State of Israel will not take part in and will not legitimize any Palestinian political move under the guise of culture and heritage,” said Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama-Hacohen.Raphael Aharen contributed to this report.
Angry US donor wants to issue ‘a wake up call,’ isn’t planning to pull his Israel funding-Real-estate mogul ‘Ike’ Fisher, a member of AIPAC’s board, made headlines Sunday with threat to ‘suspend’ support over Western Wall, conversion crisis-By Amanda Borschel-Dan July 3, 2017, 5:57 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Taking a break from his long Fourth of July weekend in the mountains of North Carolina, Isaac “Ike” Fisher, a member of the board of the pro-Israel lobby AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee, told The Times of Israel on Sunday that reports of the demise of his support for Israel have been greatly exaggerated.The Florida real estate tycoon, a leading fundraiser in the Greater Miami Jewish Federation who is active in many Jewish philanthropies, was splashed on the front page of Yedioth Ahronoth on Sunday morning vowing to “suspend” all further financial support for Israel. This, in reaction to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s June 25 decision to “suspend” a long-negotiated January 2016 government decision which would have seen construction of a permanent pluralistic prayer pavilion, over which non-Orthodox Jewish leaders would have a share in oversight, in the southern section of Jerusalem’s Western Wall.Fisher elaborated on Israeli Channel 2 on Sunday afternoon that he had spoken of “suspending” his philanthropy, rather than ending it, just as the Israeli government had “suspended” its original Western Wall commitment, and that he was reacting to the government moves in “language they understand.”‘Israel was created as a Jewish state, not as a Jewish theocracy’Speaking with The Times of Israel later on Sunday, Fisher said he used the term “suspend” to raise awareness of the dire consequences Israel would face in losing the support of the Diaspora. “I am trying to speak in the language of the politicians: They suspended this agreement and I said I was suspending my support,” he explained.Having spoken out, he said, however, he was not planning any next step.“It needs to be appreciated how much Diaspora Jewry supports the state of Israel,” he told the Times of Israel. Without the Diaspora’s financial support, Israeli citizens would be looking to the government to replace its funding, he added.The government of Israel, said Fisher, “treats with disdain the larger am yisrael [People of Israel]; It lacks the vision that the government represents the entire Jewish world,” he said.The issues of the frozen Western Wall deal, as well as a conversion bill — which would grant the ultra-Orthodox-dominated Israeli Chief Rabbinate sole discretion for conversion in Israel, but which was shelved for six months on Friday — are “not Reform or Conservative issues,” he said. They are, rather, issues which affect the entire Jewish people.“The two issues represent something that they have in common: With the kotel [the Western Wall], it is contempt for women who love Torah and Jews who believe in an egalitarian form of worship. With the new legislation, it is contempt for the overwhelming number of Jewish leaders from all denominations,” he said.Despite his current anger at Netanyahu’s government, Fisher said he has spent his “whole life committed to Israel and the Jewish people” and he is “not cutting himself off” from it now. “My heart is with Israel and the larger Jewish people,” he said.Fisher said he is not suggesting sanctions and, having raised awareness of the need for public outcry, has no immediate plans for further action. Ten days ago he made a purchase for $1 million Israel Bonds. Contrary to reports that he was stopping the purchase, Fisher told The Times of Israel that “there is no way of even trying to negate that sale.”‘Wake up everybody. You need to support us, because you need our support’Instead, when he speaks about Israel Bonds, or his financial support for Tel Aviv University, he said he is indicating that he expects these organizations to speak up with their support for the Western Wall deal and world Jewry — just as he and other Diaspora donors support the institutions’ needs.“I want to say to Israel Bonds, understand who your constituency is,” said Fisher. “To tell them, ‘Wake up everybody. You need to support us, because you need our support,'” he said.Fisher said there is no “or else” to his statements on support. “‘Or else’ is not productive,” he said.But he does want the government of Israel to fully understand that it has a “worldwide constituency which it needs to respect.”“Israel was created as a Jewish state, not as a Jewish theocracy. And Diaspora Jews and Israelis needs to recognize the threat of a creeping theocracy,” he said. “It’s not here yet, I think we still have democratic institutions like the Supreme Court to protect us. But we need to stand up and say we recognize the threat.”
65% of Latin American Jewish leaders fear terror attack on community-14 countries surveyed; in Argentina, hit twice in by major attacks in the 1990s, the figure is 90%-By JTA July 3, 2017, 1:47 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Sixty-five percent of Latin American Jewish leaders fear their community could suffer a terrorist attack, a new survey found.That figure is 90 percent among Jewish leaders in Argentina, where large numbers of Jews have been killed in two terrorist attacks: in 1992 on the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, which killed 29 and injured 242; and in 1994 on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, which killed 84 and injured more than 300.In the opinion of 82 percent of the Jewish leaders surveyed, a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the best way to prevent future terrorist attacks.At the same time, 71 percent of the Jewish leaders agreed it is possible to live openly as a Jew in their countries, with 17 percent saying they agree “very much.” Another 11 percent agreed somewhat, and just 1 percent disagreed.The Argentinean political consultancy firm Poliarquia Consultores conducted the survey for the Latin American Jewish Congress. The opinions of 322 Jewish leaders from 14 countries were surveyed using an online tool.Some 40 percent of the Latin American Jewish leaders said Trump’s presidency will positively affect Israel. Of those, some 67 percent said Trump “will help positively with the security of Israel.” Another 40 percent said Trump will negatively affect Israel. Of those, some 60 percent said his administration “will hinder the possibility to reach a peace agreement.”The findings of the survey were publicized Friday evening, well after being presented to the World Jewish Congress in New York in April.
Britney Spears said to skip dinner with Netanyahu-After pop icon mobbed by fans at the Western Wall, PM’s meal with sick children goes ahead without her-By Times of Israel staff July 2, 2017, 10:45 pm
American pop star Britney Spears arrived in Israel on Sunday and headed straight to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. But after she was mobbed by fans at the holy site, she reportedly decided to skip dinner with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and child cancer patients.At the Western Wall and the Western Wall tunnels, Spears was surrounded by security staff and paparazzi who tried to keep the fans at bay. Afterward, she was unable to make it to a date with Netanyahu, his wife, Sara, and pediatric cancer patients from Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, the Ynet news site reported.However, a senior official in the Prime Minister’s Office told The Times of Israel that the meeting had never been confirmed.The dinner went ahead without Spears at the Prime Minster’s Residence in Jerusalem.The singer is in Israel for a show on Monday in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park as part of her upcoming world tour. Local music producers have been working to bring Spears to Israel since last year, and the performance is set to cost more than $2 million.The Ynet report said Spears would meet the child cancer patients Monday before her show, which is part of her “Britney: Live In Concert” world tour.On Saturday Spears tweeted her excitement at her upcoming concert.I’ve had such an amazing time performing in Asia over these last few weeks!! One final stop in Tel Aviv on Monday!! pic.twitter.com/vd5QfjipMC— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) July 1, 2017-Two weeks ago El Al flight attendants made headlines with a spoof on Spears’ “Toxic” — perhaps inspired by flight attendants on AsiaAir and Thailand’s low-cost Nok Air — local Spears fans are organizing themselves for this long-awaited night.In order to avoid lengthy traffic jams in and out of the park before and after the concert, local fans have ordered the Britney Bus, a private coach bus organized by the FanZone company that picks up passengers throughout the country, deposits them at the concert and takes them home afterwards.The concert made headlines in April when the Labor Party announced that it would be postponing its leadership primaries, which had originally coincided with the performance.Spears shot to international fame in the late 1990s with hits such as “…Baby One More Time” and “Oops!…I Did It Again.” She has sold more than 100 million albums and 100 million singles throughout her career.The pop star joins a star-studded lineup of musical artists and groups performing in Israel over the summer, including Justin Bieber, Aerosmith, Radiohead, Tears for Fears, Rod Stewart, Nick Cave and Guns N’ Roses.Raphael Ahren and Jessica Steinberg contributed to this report.
Arab nations extend deadline in Qatar crisis by 48 hours-Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Cairo give Doha mor etime to respond to list of 13 demands to end standoff-By MAGGIE HYDE July 3, 2017, 6:46 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Arab nations extended a deadline early Monday for Qatar to respond to their list of demands in a diplomatic crisis roiling the Gulf, saying Kuwait’s emir requested the delay as part of his efforts to mediate the dispute.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut off ties with 2022 FIFA World Cup host Qatar on June 5, restricting access to their airspace and ports and sealing Qatar’s only land border, which it shares with Saudi Arabia.They issued a 13-point list of demands to end the standoff June 22 and gave the natural gas-rich country 10 days to comply.The joint statement early Monday by the Arab nations said they expected Qatar to respond to their demands on Monday. The new deadline would expire late Tuesday or early Wednesday.“The response of the four states will then be sent following the study of the Qatari government’s response and assessment of its response to the whole demands,” the statement said.The four nations cut ties to Qatar over allegations it supports extremists and over worries it maintains too-close ties to Shiite power Iran. Qatar long has denied sponsoring militants and maintains ties to Iran as it shares a massive offshore natural gas field with the country.“Qatar is not an easy country to be swallowed by anyone. We are ready. We stand ready to defend our country. I hope that we don’t come to a stage where, you know, a military intervention is made,” Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah told Sky News.Qatar’s main QE stock index lost more than 3 percent when it reopened Sunday following a weeklong hiatus for the Eid al-Fitr holiday break — its first session since the demands were laid out. It eventually recovered some of its losses later in the trading session to close down 2.3 percent at 8,822.15.Qatari supermarkets saw panic buying when the four countries initially cut ties. But the capital, Doha, was largely calm Sunday as residents waited to see how the crisis would play out.Abdelaziz al-Yafaei, a Qatari out for an evening walk along the city’s bayside, said he was reassured that things would be fine, regardless of what happens over the course of the next days.“We have a government, thank God, that is wise and knows how to provide for all of our needs, how to maintain security,” he said. “We have enough funds in the country, on the economic side. All of the affairs are headed for the better.”Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, showed no signs of backing down in during a press briefing in Rome on Saturday, saying they were never meant to be accepted and that his country “is prepared to face whatever consequences.”While in Rome, Al Thani met with Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, who gave his backing to ongoing mediation efforts led by Kuwait. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has also tried to resolve the dispute, with the US last week urging Saudi Arabia and its allies to stay “open to negotiation” with Qatar.Russian President Vladimir Putin has separately spoken with the leaders of Qatar and Bahrain, urging direct dialogue among all the states involved, according to statements released by the Kremlin on Saturday.
At least 8 injured in shooting near mosque in France-Police rule out terror as motive in incident in Avignon, say it may be criminal settling of scores-By Agencies July 3, 2017, 3:57 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
PARIS (AP) — French media reports say eight people have been injured in a shooting near a mosque in the southern city of Avignon in what appears to be a criminal settling of scores.Local magistrate Laure Chabaud was quoted by La Provence and Le Dauphine Libere as saying that the mosque did not appear to be the target of the Sunday night shooting.According to initial accounts, at least two men got out of a car around 10:30 pm near the mosque and opened fire, including with a shotgun, the prosecutor’s office said.None of the wounded had life-threatening injuries, it said.“From what we know this evening, the mosque was not targeted. The fact that it happened in the street of the religious establishment was unconnected with it,” the prosecutor said, ruling out terrorism.Witness accounts mentioned four men in the car, all hooded.No mosque was publicly listed at the reported address.The shooting comes as France’s government prepares to extend a state of emergency in place since Islamic extremist attacks in 2015, citing continued threats.
Links to this post: