Friday, April 06, 2018

 

ARAB TERROR GROUPS SLAM SAUDI CROWN PRINCE.

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)

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

Palestinian terror groups slam Saudi crown prince-Mohammed bin Salman, in interview published Monday, recognized Israel’s right to exist and extolled the prospect of future diplomatic relations between his kingdom and Jewish state-By Khaled Abu Toameh-TOI-APR 5,18

Palestinian terror groups on Wednesday accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of paving the way for “normalization” between the Arab countries and Israel.Salman, in an interview published Monday, recognized Israel’s right to exist and extolled the prospect of future diplomatic relations between his kingdom and the Jewish state.His remarks, which have enraged many Palestinians and Arabs, were made during an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg.Asked whether he believes “the Jewish people have a right to a nation-state in at least part of their ancestral homeland,” he replied: “I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation. I believe the Palestinians and the Israelis have the right to have their own land.”The Palestinian Authority chose to ignore Salman’s remarks in an apparent attempt to avoid triggering a crisis between Ramallah and Riyadh.In a move designed to stave off such a crisis and to relay a message to the effect that the were keen to remain on good terms with Saudi Arabia, President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday expressed “appreciation” for the Saudi monarch’s (Salman’s father) for his “fixed and constant support for the Palestinian cause and Jerusalem and its holy sites.”Evidently, Abbas’s position did not reflect those of several Palestinians and Arabs who tooن to social media to voice their anger with the Saudi crown prince، dubbing him a “traitor,” “dictator” and “Zionist Arab.”Saudi Arabia, along with five other Arab countries, last year cut off their diplomatic relations with Qatar, citing the emirate’s alleged support for terrorism as the main reason. Since then, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been engaged in a smear campaign against each other.The campaign against Salman is currently being countered by another campaign that is being spearheaded by many Saudis and supporters of Salman throughout the Arab and Islamic countries. They are calling Salman a “history-maker” and an “honest” and “brave” leader.Commenting on Salman’s statements, Hamas leader Musa Abu Marzouk said in a tweet: “All those who are addressing the Americans and Zionists with ambiguous words and are talking about concessions in order to appease them are living under an illusion.”Ahmed Yusef, a senior Hamas official in the Gaza Strip, accused Salman of waging a campaign to “market and promote” Israel in the Arab world.“I’m surprised to see how this entity [Israel] can be marketed,” Yusef said. “This is a very dangerous matter that needs to be reconsidered. Regrettably, the virus of normalization [with Israel] has begun penetrating some Arab regimes, while the Arabs and Muslims remain categorically opposed to normalization with Israel. Normalization is a dangerous germ.”The Palestinians, he added, are “capable of thwarting all these conspiracies.”Wasfi Qabaha, a senior Hamas official in the West Bank, said that Salman’s statements were “part of a dangerous scheme aimed at liquidating the Palestinian cause.” The statements, he added, were aimed at paving the way for “full normalization between the Arab countries and Israel.”The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), one of several PLO terror groups, said that Salman’s statements “expose his role as patron of the American deal of the century, which is directed against Palestinian rights.”The “deal of the century” is the phrase US President Donald Trump used to describe his long-awaited plan for peace in the Middle East.Jamil Muzher, a senior PFLP official, said that the statements of the Saudi crown prince “reveal the malicious role that the Saudi regime is playing to undermine stability in the Arab region to serve Israeli and American interests there.”Salman’s statements, he said, are aimed at “normalizing” relations between Saudi Arabia and the “Zionist entity.” The statements are also part of the efforts to build a coalition against Iran, Hezbollah and the Palestinian “resistance,” Muzher charged.Salman’s statements, the PFLP added, are part of Riyadh’s effort to endear itself to the Zionist entity and lobby.”The Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization condemned Salman’s statements, and said that the “Palestinian’s right to Palestine was absolute and not relative.”Daoud Shehab, spokesperson for the terror group, said that Salman’s statements were “deplored and rejected.” Claiming that the statements were aimed at “appeasing the US and Israel at the expense of the rights of the Arabs and Muslims,” Shehab said that Salman’s views demonstrated “an obvious ignorance of the facts of history and the nature of the [Israeli-Arab] conflict.”Recognition of Israel’s right to exist, Shehab added, was “void and illegitimate.” He claimed that Slaman’s views did not reflect those of the Arabs and Muslims. “Recognizing the Zionist entity poses a threat to our cultural identity,” he argued.

Israel warns of dire pollution as Gazans amass tires to torch at protest-COGAT liaison to Palestinians calls on World Health Organization to prevent 'ecological catastrophe'-By Jacob Magid-TOI-APR 5,18

As Gazans assemble thousands of tires to burn during Friday’s planned protest on the coastal enclave’s border with the Jewish state, Israel’s liaison to the Palestinians penned a letter Wednesday to the head of the World Health Organization calling on him to prevent the “ecological catastrophe.”“This is a serious environmental issue that will harm the health of the residents and will cause unprecedented air pollution,” wrote Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom.“I call upon you, as the head of an international organization whose goal is to promote health and protect natural and environmental resources, to do everything in your power to publicly warn against this ecological catastrophe and to protest Hamas’ irresponsible behavior,” he added, referring to the terror group that rules the Gaza Strip and has been supporting the protests.The hashtag “day of the tire” has been trending on social media and organizers of the demonstrations from various Palestinian factions have called on Gazans to help them collect 10,000 tires.Demonstrators plan on igniting the tires, which will create a smokescreen, shielding protesters — and, the IDF said it fears, terrorists — from the view of army snipers. On Friday, the IDF said rioters used burning tires to damage the fence surrounding the coastal enclave by rolling them toward the barrier.Instructions shared widely on Palestinian social media encouraged Gazans to not wear clothing that would stand out, and to keep their faces covered, as Israeli drones will be taking pictures of those present and will be able to identify them quickly.The recommendations on one widely shared video urged Gazans not to wear clothes they sport in their Facebook profile pictures.“Only Palestinian flags are to be brought to the demonstration so as not to reveal your political affiliation,” said the narrator in the video.Moreover, women were encouraged to bring mirrors and laser pointers in order to blind IDF soldiers on the other side of the border.In an impassioned pair of tweets, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesperson Ofir Gendelman warned that “Hamas will try this Friday to torch the border fence with Israel with thousands of tires.”Then Hamas will lie & say that Israel used a "new poisonous gas" against Palestinians, when in fact it was the one has INTENTIONALLY caused a cloud of TOXINS that will enngulf Gaza, as a result of its attempt this coming Friday to torch the border w/ thousands of used car tires. https://t.co/3Gc7or0lJ6— Ofir Gendelman (@ofirgendelman) April 4, 2018-“This will burn down Palestinian fields near the border and the heavy smoke, toxins and pollution will cause a huge environmental disaster for Palestinians. But Hamas doesn’t care. Remember that,” he added.Gendelman then predicted the terror group would lie and say that Israel “used ‘a new poisonous gas’ against Palestinians, when in fact it was the one has INTENTIONALLY caused a cloud of TOXINS that will engulf Gaza.”On Friday, over 30,000 Palestinians demonstrated along the Gaza border, in what Israel describes as a riot orchestrated by the Hamas terrorist group, which rules Gaza, and what Palestinians say was supposed to be a peaceful protest.There were discrepancies in Palestinian reports on the Gaza death toll from Friday. While Hamas claimed Monday that 18 had died, the official news agency of the Palestinian Authority had the number at 16. Israel has no official death toll figures. Over 1,000 were reported injured.IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said on Saturday that all those killed were engaged in violence. Manelis said on Friday evening that the army had faced “a violent, terrorist demonstration at six points” along the fence. He said the IDF used “pinpoint fire” wherever there were attempts to breach or damage the security fence.The IDF on Saturday named and detailed 10 of the dead as members of terror groups including Hamas. (Hamas had earlier acknowledged five of them were its members.) Islamic Jihad later claimed an 11th.Palestinians have pointed to a handful of filmed instances from the demonstration which appeared to show protesters being shot at while posing no threat to IDF troops. The army has claimed such videos are faked and fabricated by Hamas.Violent protests have been staged every day since Friday’s mass demonstration, though on a far smaller level, usually involving a few dozen people. Nevertheless, the army has remained on high alert in the area out of concerns that terror groups could capitalize on the tensions and carry out attacks.On Tuesday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel will not be changing its policies toward Palestinians rioting along the Gaza security fence and brushed off criticism that the army used a heavy hand during Friday’s protests.“We have set clear rules of the game and we do not intend to change them. Anyone who approaches the fence endangers his life, and I would recommend that Gaza residents put their efforts not into protesting against Israel, but into regime change within the Strip,” Liberman said during a tour of Israeli communities just outside the coastal enclave.

Knocking Saudis, Khamenei calls interacting with Israel ‘betrayal,’ backs Hamas-In apparent reference to crown prince's favorable comments on Israel, Iranian leader condemns 'unforgettable error' of negotiating with Jewish state-By TOI staff-5 April 2018

In thinly veiled criticism of Saudi Arabia, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday said those who negotiate with Israel are engaging in an act of “betrayal” and an “unforgettable error.”The Iranian supreme leader also vowed to support Hamas in its fight against the Jewish state in a letter to the Gaza terrorist group’s leader Ismail Haniyeh.The statements by Khamenei came two days after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recognized Israel’s right to exist and extolled the prospect of future diplomatic relations between his kingdom and the Jewish state, following a negotiated two-state solution to the conflict.The 32-year-old Saudi crown prince had personally ripped into Khamenei in his interview with The Atlantic, published earlier this week, saying he “makes Hitler look good.”In a series of tweets on Wednesday evening, Khamenei said that negotiating with “the deceptive, lying, & usurper regime (Israel) is an unforgettable error that will impede the victory of the Palestinian nation.”“The act of betrayal by some Arab heads of states — which is gradually being revealed — pursues the same goal,” he added, ostensibly referencing Saudi Arabia, among other Sunni states who have quietly improved their relations with Israel in recent years.Israel and Saudi Arabia have no official relations and the kingdom does not recognize the Jewish state. Israel has hinted at clandestine ties with Saudi Arabia in recent years, stressing the two countries share an interest in countering Iran. The rumors of covert relations have been denied by Saudi officials. Still, a Saudi general visited Jerusalem in 2016 and met with Israeli lawmakers, and Saudi officials have met with Israeli officials on several occasions in public; Saudi Arabia also last month allowed Air India to fly to and from Tel Aviv via its airspace.No doubt, #resistance is the only way to free an oppressed #Palestine, and it’s the only cure for wounds on the body of that brave and proud nation. pic.twitter.com/CYEjm7h38b— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) April 4, 2018-Moving towards negotiations with the deceptive, lying, & usurper regime is an unforgettable error that will impede the victory of the Palestinian nation. The act of betrayal by some Arab heads of states— which is gradually being revealed— pursues the same goal.— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) April 4, 2018-The Iranian supreme leader went on to affirm that the Palestinian issue is central to “the return of dignity and power to the Islamic nation,” and that armed resistance against Israel is the “only way to free oppressed Palestine.”In the letter to Haniyeh, which was posted on his official website, Khamenei expressed his support for the terror group amid the ongoing Palestinian protests on the Israel-Gaza border.“We feel it is our responsibility to support you, in any forms as needed.This is a religious duty, and a humane responsibility, which goes beyond political events and changes; we will, God willing, continue performing this duty, like before,” he wrote.On Friday, over 30,000 Palestinians demonstrated along the Gaza border, in what Israel describes as a riot orchestrated by the Hamas terrorist group, which rules Gaza and is sworn to Israel’s destruction, and what Palestinians say was supposed to be a peaceful protest.There were discrepancies in Palestinian reports on the Gaza death toll from Friday. While Hamas claimed Monday that 18 had died, the official news agency of the Palestinian Authority had the number at 16. Israel has no official death toll figures. Over 1,000 were reported injured.IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said on Saturday that all those killed were engaged in violence. Manelis said on Friday evening that the army had faced “a violent, terrorist demonstration at six points” along the fence. He said the IDF used “pinpoint fire” wherever there were attempts to breach or damage the security fence. The IDF on Saturday named and detailed 10 of the dead as members of terror groups including Hamas. Islamic Jihad later claimed an eleventh.

Mossad chief ‘100 percent certain’ Iran still seeks nuclear bomb-In closed security meeting, Yossi Cohen says nuke deal a 'terrible mistake,' must be 'completely changed or scrapped'-By Josef Federman-TOI-5 April 2018

AP — The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is “100 percent certain” that Iran remains committed to developing a nuclear bomb and believes the international community must change or scrap its nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.Yossi Cohen, who leads the shadowy spy agency, has been holding discussions about the Iranian nuclear program and delivered his assessment in a recent closed meeting with senior officials, according to a person who attended the meeting.Cohen called the nuclear deal a “terrible mistake,” saying it allows Iran to keep key elements of its nuclear program intact and will remove other restraints in a few years.“Then Iran will be able to enrich enough uranium for an arsenal of nuclear bombs,” Cohen said, according to the meeting participant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was discussing a classified security matter.Cohen also criticized the decision to lift sanctions on Iran, saying it has resulted in “significantly increased” aggression by Iran, and noted Iran’s continued development of long-range ballistic missiles.“As head of the Mossad, I am 100 percent certain that Iran has never abandoned its military nuclear vision for a single instant. This deal enables Iran to achieve that vision,” Cohen said. “That is why I believe the deal must be completely changed or scrapped. The failure to do so would be a grave threat to Israel’s security.”Cohen’s comments come amid an intense international discussion about the future of the 2015 nuclear deal, in which Iran agreed to curbs and inspections on its nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions.His analysis aligns closely with that of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a time the Israeli leader is hopeful that President Donald Trump can negotiate changes to the deal. The issue has sparked some debate inside Israel’s security community, with some voices pointing to positive aspects of the deal in that it has delayed Iran’s nuclear development.Trump has set a mid-May deadline for changes while also threatening to withdraw from the deal. However, it remains unclear whether a compromise can be reached, and how Iran would react.Trump’s disdain for the deal has been a welcome development for Netanyahu. The Israeli leader was a leading opponent of the deal, saying it did not contain sufficient safeguards to prevent Iran from reaching the capability to develop nuclear weapons as the agreement’s restrictions expire.Israel and Iran are arch enemies, and Israel has identified Iran as its top threat, citing the nuclear program, its hostile rhetoric, support for Hezbollah and its development of long-range missiles.Yet the deal has also set off debate within Israel’s security ranks. As head of a powerful agency and a close aide to Netanyahu, Cohen is an influential voice.Yet other officials, both active and former, have taken a more nuanced approach by focusing on the positive aspects of the deal.In a recent interview, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot told the Haaretz newspaper that he knows of no violations of the nuclear deal by Iran, though he said Israel is closely watching and assuming Iran can operate secretly.“If its intentions change, we will know. Right now the agreement, with all its faults, is working and is putting off realization of the Iranian nuclear vision by 10 to 15 years,” he was quoted as saying.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

PM says Rouhani’s claim Israel supporting terrorists in Syria is ‘absurd’-Netanyahu: If Iranian president is not familiar with Iranian terror in Syria, Israel would be 'happy to update him'-By TOI staff-5 April 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at the Iranian president on Wednesday after Hassan Rouhani accused Israel of exacerbating the Syrian civil war with its intermittent strikes on Iran-backed military sites.“There is no limit to this absurdity,” Netanyahu said in a statement posted on Twitter. “The tentacles of Iranian terrorism accuse Israel of terrorism.“If Rouhani is not familiar with the terror attacks and acts of sabotage that the [Iranian] Quds Forces carry out on a daily basis in Syria, Israel will be happy to update him,” the prime minister said.Rouhani earlier said there was “interference from Zionist forces in Syria which has increased problems. They don’t respect Syrian national sovereignty. They bomb areas in Syria. They support terrorists. These are all issues which have increased Syria’s problems.”Israel has carried out intermittent strikes on weapon convoys bound for the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group that is sworn to the Jewish state’s destruction.The Iranian leader met Wednesday with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyep Erdogan to discuss the future of the war-torn country.In a joint statement issued at the end of their meeting, the three said they stood against “separatist” agendas that would undermine Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.They reaffirmed their commitment to working toward achieving ceasefires between conflicting parties in Syria and stressed their determination to continue cooperating “in order to ultimately eliminate” the Islamic State group and other entities associated with al-Qaeda.They also called for increased international investment in Syria’s reconstruction.Erdogan pointed at the EU’s failure to deliver 3 billion euros in assistance he said it promised for helping restore Syria’s north. He added that Turkey would continue to invest its own funds in rebuilding Syria.

Hundreds protest in Jerusalem after Netanyahu axes UN migrant deal-Under scrapped agreement, a minimum of 16,250 African migrants would have been resettled in Western nations, and a similar number allowed to stay-By AFP-TOI-APR 5,18

Hundreds of people protested on Wednesday in Jerusalem against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cancellation of an agreement with the United Nations aimed at avoiding forced deportations of thousands of African migrants.Carrying banners reading “Stop the expulsion,” demonstrators including migrants denounced Netanyahu’s surprise decision to scrap the deal on Tuesday just hours after he announced it.The turnaround came as the premier faced mounting pressure from his right-wing base over the agreement with the UN refugee agency, which would have allowed thousands of migrants to remain in Israel at least temporarily.The deal was designed to end the possibility of forced deportations of thousands of migrants to Rwanda, under a controversial plan put forward by Netanyahu in January.The presence of the primarily Sudanese and Eritrean migrants in Israel has become a key political issue.Under the agreement with the UN, a minimum of 16,250 migrants would have instead been resettled in Western nations.In return, Israel would grant temporary residency to one migrant for each one resettled elsewhere.According to the interior ministry, there are around 42,000 African migrants in Israel, half of them children, women or men with families who are not facing immediate deportation.

Opinion-A plea for Kosovo - voices from Pristina and Brussels-By Bekim Çollaku and Antonia Battaglia-APR 5,18-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS/PRISTINA, Today, 09:19-Our aim is to give a twin perspective on Kosovo's present situation and its integration path towards the EU.We thought it interesting and enriching to see Kosovo's future accession to the EU from two different points of view: Pristina and Brussels, where in one the accent is more on what the EU should do, and from Brussels the emphasis is on Kosovo's institutions' accountability for the way ahead.The view from Pristina is by Bekim Collaku, chief of staff to the president of Kosovo and a former minister for EU Integration, and the view from Brussels by Antonia Battaglia, researcher at the Centre for Political Theory of ULB University in Brussels.-Pristina-Kosovo, as an integral part of the mosaic making up the Western Balkans, needs to be treated as an equal with the other five partners in the region, in the European Union's plans to enlarge in this non-EU pocket of Europe.The strategy of the European Commission makes distinctions among the countries of the Western Balkans.Some are treated as more advanced, and are given more concrete targets for accession by 2025, while others are not given any precise steps.However, the EU accession perspective is strong for all the 'Western Balkans Six' and it would be a mistake to allow this vagueness in the text to now concretely restrict Kosovo and its EU integration.The EU realises that leaving Kosovo behind would be a grave strategic mistake. Such an approach would indeed deteriorate the political and economic situation in Kosovo, and ultimately in the entire region.The strategy for the Western Balkans puts a strong emphasis on the need to solve bilateral disputes before joining the Union.However, to make this happen all 28 member states must reiterate that all six Western Balkan countries enjoy an EU perspective.Unfortunately, the EU Council has already confirmed that enlargement as such, will not be a topic of discussion at the Sofia summit in May, which is a missed opportunity.When it comes to Kosovo's bilateral dispute with Serbia, both Kosovo and Serbia have committed to the dialogue for the normalisation of relations.But both have put their trust in the EU as mediator of this dialogue because of the promise that solving the issues between the two countries will enable EU membership. There is no alternative to dialogue, and it is difficult to emphasise enough its importance.Events that took place in Kosovo on 26 March 2018 when a Serbian state official entered Kosovo illegally and in violation of the mutually-agreed procedures, which then led to his arrest by Kosovo police, illustrates how brittle the stability on the ground is, and how things can also escalate for the worse.Security and stability in Europe to a great extend depends on the ability to preserve peace in the Western Balkans.The EU has a poor track record when it comes to conflict prevention and peace-making in the region so far.The message should be clear: all bilateral disputes, including between Kosovo and Serbia, will need to be solved before accession to the EU.Only this can make the Sofia summit the moment where the Western Balkans' EU perspective becomes real.-Brussels-The ambitious strategy set out by the European Commission for the accession of the Western Balkans to the EU has underlined that Kosovo has still a road ahead before meeting the requirements of the membership process.The call is on the need for deep and durable reforms in the areas of rule of law, independence of the judiciary, fight against corruption and organised crime, good governance and respect of fundamental rights. Moreover, border disputes should be resolved before any accession talk.The road to Europe has its next most important stop-over in Sofia on 17 May, where the summit on Western Balkans will represent the opportunity to deepen mutual commitment, to foster economic cooperation and heighten reciprocal engagement on security, migration and, most of all, mutual connectivity.But, if the strategy is meant to bring Kosovo to the future, the international community should engage more clearly with a detailed path towards EU membership, building effective partnership and favouring the participation of local institutions to relevant EU policy discussions.Kosovo needs to 'grow' into Europe.As recent events have showed, the country is still a very delicate fulcrum where any action related to the dialogue with Belgrade may become disruptive of the peace accords.Kosovo needs to be lifted of the uncertainty lingering around its status and, if the European perspective wants to be successful, it needs to mature through the empowerment, responsibility and accountability. A real relationship.The integration of Serbs living in the North and the strengthening of their position within Kosovo institutions should take place unconditionally of what happens in Belgrade.Keeping on making the future of Kosovo and Serbia so interdependent heightens pressure and further burdens the difficult internal situation.The Kosovo leadership, at the same time, needs to become ambitious, bold, set to work more than ever for the adoption of anti-corruption and anti-crime reforms, for social change and investment in the economy and education.The EU needs to face the issues of liberalisation of visas and the question of the status.Spain (along with Slovakia, Romania, Greece and Cyprus), not being ready to grant Kosovo its status are committing a big political mistake that talks loads about the past but finds no place into a broad European perspective.Catalonia's population has not undergone a war, and the case of Kosovo cannot be at any time be compared to the current Spanish internal political situation.Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said that the Western Balkans believe in Europe more than 'we' (those of us already 'European' by passport) do. True.Sacrificing real advancement to maintaining an apparent (fragile) stability in the region has showed ineffective. Kosovo needs a brand new future.And Europe needs a rock-solid Kosovo.Bekim Collaku is chief of staff to the president of Kosovo and a former minister for EU Integration. Antonia Battaglia was a UN officer in Kosovo, and is a researcher at the Centre for Political Theory of ULB University in Brussels, author of a book on Kosovo, and writes for Balkan Insight.

DRUG PUSHERS AND ADDICTS

1 PET 5:8
8 Be sober,(NOT DRUGED UP OR ALCOHOLICED) be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

REVELATION 18:23
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (DRUGS) were all nations deceived.

REVELATION 9:21
21 Neither repented they of their murders,(KILLING) nor of their sorceries (DRUG ADDICTS AND DRUG PUSHERS), nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE OR PROSTITUTION FOR MONEY) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)

US seizes 100 'pot-growing' houses linked to China-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-April 5, 2018

Federal agents seized more than 100 homes in one of the largest residential drug busts in US history in a bid to combat Chinese-run marijuana operations, the government said Wednesday.Hundreds of federal agents flooded California state capital Sacramento on Tuesday and Wednesday with local police, filing forfeiture actions against properties being used by Chinese drug traffickers."This was a large-scale operation, with millions of dollars coming into the US from China," Cindy Chen of the Internal Revenue Service, which was part of the raids, said in a statement from the Department of Justice."This criminal organization used foreign money to purchase homes and turned them into marijuana grow houses; all at the cost of innocent neighborhoods."The IRS was joined by the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as immigration officers and police, in executing search warrants at more than 70 houses suspected of being used for marijuana cultivation, the Department of Justice said.Civil forfeiture actions were filed against more than 100 houses while agents seized more than 60,000 marijuana plants and around 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of processed marijuana, as well as 15 firearms.The raids were part of an investigation that began in 2014, when police began to notice down payments on the houses financed by wire transfers mainly from Fujian Province, on China's southeast coast.The houses would then be converted into large-scale marijuana grows, each of which could accommodate hundreds or even thousands of plants, the Department of Justice said.The houses also gave themselves away by using vast amounts of electricity due to high-wattage lighting, circulatory fans, and other equipment."These marijuana grow operations are illegal under federal and state law and are used to distribute marijuana all over the United States," said US attorney McGregor W. Scott after the operation."They are a blight on our neighborhoods and create an unsafe environment for the men, women, and children who live there."Attorney General Jeff Sessions said international criminal gangs were trying to impose a "false sovereignty" over certain American neighborhoods."The day I was sworn in as attorney general, President Trump ordered me to make dismantling these organizations a priority, and we are carrying out that order with vigor," he added.

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Islamic State militants renew loyalty pledge to 'caliph' Baghdadi-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-April 5, 2018

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have restated their loyalty to the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in what is believed to be their first public pledge of allegiance to him since his "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq collapsed last year.The group continues to carry out bombings, ambushes and assassinations in both countries, as well as in Libya. However, Baghdadi's whereabouts have been unknown since the cross-border "caliphate" he declared in 2014 disintegrated with the fall of Mosul and Raqqa, its strongholds in Iraq and Syria respectively."To infuriate and terrorise the infidels, we renew our pledge of loyalty to the commander of the faithful and the caliph of the Muslims, the mujahid sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Hussaini al-Qurashi may god preserve him," militants said in a statement posted on their social media groups.Hisham al-Hashimi, who advises several governments including Iraq's on Islamic State affairs, said this was the first known pledge of loyalty to Baghdadi since Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul in July and an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias took Raqqa in November, in both cases backed by a U.S.-led coalition.There have been conflicting reports over whether Baghdadi, an Iraqi, is still alive.However, Hashimi told Reuters that he was believed to be hiding in the vast desert area that straddles the Syria-Iraq border, U.S. airstrikes killed most of his top lieutenants, including Islamic State's "war minister" Abu Omar al-Shishani, "governor of the Iraqi region" Abu Muslim al-Turkmani, group spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani and "governor for Syria" Abu Ali al-Anbari.(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by David Stamp)

Sudan repatriates seven female 'IS members' from Libya-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-April 5, 2018

Khartoum (AFP) - Sudanese security agents on Wednesday brought home from Libya seven Sudanese women who they said were members of the jihadist Islamic State group.The seven women, dressed in traditional Sudanese clothes and wearing headscarves, were shown to journalists at Khartoum airport where they were welcomed by their relatives amid chants of "Allahu Akbar".Three children were also brought along with the women, an AFP correspondent reported.The group, which included twin sisters, had arrived from the Libyan city of Misrata, security officials said."The seven women were members of Da'esh and some had even participated in fighting on the battlefield," Brigadier Tijani Ibrahim of Sudan's powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) told AFP using the Arabic acronym for IS.The women had gone to Libya in 2014 and 2015 to join the jihadist group, Ibrahim told reporters, as the women stood in a line against a wall with their heads bowed."Thanks to Allah, we have returned to our country," said one of the women, who made a brief statement to reporters and did not give her name.Ibrahim said experts will talk to the women to understand what made them join IS."After that, we will try to reintegrate them into the Sudanese society," he said.The group was welcomed by relatives waiting at a hall inside the airport, some of whom cried and hugged the women when they were brought in by security agents.A relative of one of the three children brought along with the women said that her father had taken her two brothers to Libya three years ago."My father took them telling them that they were going for a trip," she told AFP on condition of anonymity."One of my two brothers and my father were killed in Libya."Sudanese officials say dozens of young Sudanese men and women had joined IS over the past few years.Several groups of students from Sudan -- some holding Western passports -- had travelled to Syria, Iraq and Libya to join the group.Sudanese media has reported the deaths of some of the students while fighting for the group in the three countries.In 2017, Sudanese security agents brought home a four-month-old baby girl whose parents were killed in Libya while fighting for the jihadist group.

Indonesia state firm says oil spill due to cracked underwater pipeline-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-April 5, 2018
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s state oil company Pertamina said on Wednesday a cracked underwater pipeline was the cause of an oil spill off the coast of a port city on Borneo island that has prompted a major clean-up operation in the area.Authorities rushed to contain the spill off Balikpapan, which started on Saturday and sparked a fire that killed four people at the weekend. TV footage has shown officials scooping up buckets of oil from the sea and dumping them in pits on shore.“The pipe was found ... in a broken condition. There were external factors that caused that,” said Togar MP, general manager of Pertamina’s refinery in Balikpapan.“We are still calculating the volume of the leak and losses,” he said at a news conference in Balikpapan, adding the leak was of crude oil.It was not immediately clear if the pipeline had been repaired.A government official in Jakarta said it was unclear what had caused the leak."It could be that the pipeline is rusty or an anchor hit it," said Djoko Siswanto, director general of oil and gas at the energy ministry.The state energy firm said on Sunday initial tests showed the oil was marine oil used in boats.Balikpapan city, a major mining and energy hub, declared a state of emergency on Monday, warning residents to stay away from the coast because the area was prone to fires.(Reporting by Wilda Asmarini; Writing by Kanupriya Kapoor; Editing by Ed Davies and Mark Potter)

NATO does not want new arms race: secretary general-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-April 5, 2018

Ottawa (AFP) - NATO does not want a new arms race with Russia, the alliance's secretary general said Wednesday amid heightened tensions following an ex-spy's poisoning in England."We don't want a new arms race, so we are focused on how can we respond" in a "firm strong predictable, but also measured and defensive, way," Jens Stoltenberg told reporters alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa."We don't want a new Cold War," he said.He made the remarks when asked about the possibility of new NATO sanctions against Russia after former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in England on March 4.London and its allies have blamed Moscow for the attack, citing the use of a Soviet-designed nerve agent Novichok, Russia's record of targeting dissidents and its history of aggression in recent years, from Crimea to cyber-attacks."We will continue to strive for a more constructive relationship with Russia," Stoltenberg said.

Saudis say intercepted missile fired by Yemeni Houthi rebels-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-April 5, 2018

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi air defense forces say they shot down a missile launched by Yemeni rebels at the southern Saudi border city of Jizan. The rebels say the attack was aimed at an Aramco oil facility.In a statement late Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels known as Houthis said the attack caused shrapnel that landed in residential neighborhoods. It said the rocket was fired from the rebels' stronghold of Saada in northern Yemen.The rebels see themselves as retaliating against heavy Saudi airstrikes in the parts of Yemen they control and have made several cross-border attacks into Saudi Arabia. Their television channel said the missile was aimed at oil tanks.The coalition accuses the rebels of being armed by Iran and has been bombing them for three years.

Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data breach-[AFP]-Rob Lever-YAHOONEWS-April 5, 2018

Washington (AFP) - Facebook said Wednesday the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, as Mark Zuckerberg defended his leadership at the huge social network.Facebook's estimate was far higher than news reports suggesting 50 million users may have been affected in the privacy scandal which has roiled the company and sparked questions for the entire internet sector on data protection.Zuckerberg told reporters on a conference call he accepted responsibility for the failure to protect user data but maintained that he was still the best person to lead the network of two billion users."I think life is about learning from the mistakes and figuring out how to move forward," he said in response to a question on his ability to lead the company."When you're building something like Facebook which is unprecedented in the world, there are things that you're going to mess up... What I think people should hold us accountable for is if we are learning from our mistakes."Zuckerberg said 87 million was a high estimate of those affected by the breach, based on the maximum number of connections to users who downloaded an academic researcher's quiz that scooped up personal profiles."I'm quite confident it will not be more than 87 million, it could well be less," he said.To remedy the problem, Zuckerberg said Facebook must "rethink our relationship with people across everything we do" and that it will take a number of years to regain user trust.The new estimate came as Facebook unveiled clearer terms of service to enable users to better understand data sharing, and as a congressional panel said Zuckerberg would appear next week to address privacy issues.Facebook has been scrambling for weeks in the face of the disclosures on hijacking of private data by the consulting group working for Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.The British firm responded to the Facebook announcement by repeating its claim that it did not use data from the social network in the 2016 election."Cambridge Analytica did not use GSR (Global Science Research) Facebook data or any derivatives of this data in the US presidential election," the company said in a tweet. "Cambridge Analytica licensed data from GSR for 30 million individuals, not 87 million."- Zuckerberg on the Hill -Facebook's chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer meanwhile said new privacy tools for users of the huge social network would be in place by next Monday."People will also be able to remove apps that they no longer want. As part of this process we will also tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica," he said in a statement.Schroepfer's post was the first to cite the figure of 87 million while noting that most of those affected were in the United States.Facebook also said its new terms of service would provide clearer information on how data is collected and shared without giving the social network additional rights.Earlier Wednesday, the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee announced what appeared to be the first congressional appearance by Zuckerberg since the scandal broke.The April 11 hearing will "be an important opportunity to shed light on critical consumer data privacy issues and help all Americans better understand what happens to their personal information online," said the committee's Republican chairman Greg Walden and ranking Democrat Frank Pallone in a statement.The Facebook co-founder is also invited to other hearings amid a broad probe on both sides of the Atlantic.- Deleting Russian 'trolls' -Zuckerberg told the conference call he was committed to ensuring that Facebook and its partners do a better job of protecting user data, and that it must take a more serious approach after years of being "idealistic" about how the platform is used."We didn't take a broad enough view on what our responsibility is, and that was a huge mistake. It was my mistake."He said that while "there are billions of people who love the service," there is also a potential for abuse and manipulation."It's not enough just to give people a voice," he said. "We have to make sure people don't use that voice to hurt people or spread disinformation."Late Tuesday, Facebook said it deleted dozens of accounts linked to a Russian-sponsored internet unit which has been accused of spreading propaganda and other divisive content in the United States and elsewhere.The social networking giant said it revoked the accounts of 70 Facebook and 65 Instagram accounts, and removed 138 Facebook pages controlled by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA).The agency has been called a "troll farm" due to its deceptive post aimed at sowing discord and propagating misinformation.The unit "has repeatedly used complex networks of inauthentic accounts to deceive and manipulate people who use Facebook, including before, during and after the 2016 US presidential elections," said a statement Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos.

GOD CREATED THEM MALE AND FEMALE IN MARRIAGE

GENESIS 1:27-28
27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,(HAVE LOTS OF CHILDREN) and replenish the earth,(HOMOSEXUALS CAN NOT REPLENISH THE EARTH WITH CHILDREN)(BY HAVING SEX WITH EACH OTHER) and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

GENESIS 2:21-24
21  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

MATTHEW 19:4-6
4  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

US court grants rights to transgender people in Puerto Rico-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-April 5, 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal court in Puerto Rico has ruled that transgender people in the U.S. territory should be allowed to change the gender on their birth certificate if they wish.Lambda Legal said Wednesday that a judge this week found a previous ban on making such a change was unconstitutional.The New York-based civil rights organization had filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico's government a year ago seeking to eliminate the ban in the first federal lawsuit of its kind. It was filed on behalf of two transgender women, one transgender man and a local human rights group.Mariana Cobian, a spokeswoman for the island's Justice Department, told The Associated Press that the government does not plan to appeal the ruling.



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