Wednesday, May 16, 2018
THE WORLD NASHES THEIR TEETH-WHILE ISRAEL-AMERICANS-CHRISTIANS APPLAUD JERUSALEM AS ISRAELS UNDIVIDED FOREVER CAPITAL FROM NOW ON.
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
Scotland's Sturgeon warns of 'catastrophic' no deal Brexit-[Reuters]YAHOONEWS-May 15, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon cautioned on Monday that the United Kingdom could be heading towards a no deal Brexit that would have catastrophic consequences.Speaking at Thomson Reuters in London, Sturgeon said she felt there was no majority for a hard Brexit in the country but that the United Kingdom was at a moment when momentum could swing either towards a softer Brexit or a no deal Brexit."At some point that majority for the least damaging Brexit, a softer Brexit, at some point has to assert itself," Sturgeon said."The danger if I am being less optimistic, or pessimistic, is that the whole process crashes before that can emerge because time is running out and the clock is ticking," she said."I guess there is a real risk -- probably a greater risk today than there was three, six, nine months ago -- of the whole process falling apart," she said.Sturgeon, who took the helm of the Scottish National Party after Scots voted to reject independence in a September 2014 referendum, said it was hard to see how the Irish border issue could be resolved without the UK staying in the customs union."There is a real risk of a no deal Brexit and that would be pretty catastrophic," Sturgeon said.(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Alistair Smout)
Closing North Korea nuclear test site an important step, U.N. chief says-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-May 15, 2018
VIENNA (Reuters) - Irreversibly closing North Korea's nuclear test site is an important step that could pave the way for progress at talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday.North Korea gave details on Saturday on the planned dismantling of the Punggye-ri site where it is believed to have carried out all six of its nuclear tests.The official Korean Central New Agency said it would take place between May 23 and 25 and involve collapsing all the site's tunnels with explosions, blocking its entrances, and removing all observation facilities, research buildings and security posts."I would like to welcome that and to say that the irreversible closure of the site will be an important confidence-building measure that will contribute to further efforts towards sustainable peace and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula," Guterres said in a statement after meeting Austria's chancellor in Vienna."And I look forward to this positive momentum being consolidated at the summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea," he said in the remarks to reporters after his meeting with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.Trump and Kim are due to hold talks in Singapore on June 12, the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.After North Korea's announcement on Saturday, Trump said on Twitter: "Thank you, a very smart and gracious gesture!"(Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Toby Chopra)
Plane carrying bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians beheaded in 2015 leaves Libya-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-May 15, 2018
MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - A Libyan plane carrying the bodies of 20 Egyptian Christians killed in 2015 by Islamic State in its former Libyan stronghold of Sirte left the western city of Misrata for Egypt on Monday afternoon, a Libyan official said.The bodies were recovered in October after a captured commander from the jihadist group gave away the area where they had been buried, officials said at the time. Libya agreed to return them to Egypt after Islamic State was pushed out of the city late last year. The Coptic Christians were beheaded on a beach in February 2015 wearing orange jumpsuits, according to a video posted by the militant group.The body of a Ghanaian national who was killed with them was not on board the plane bound for Egypt, the official said. Islamic State took control of Sirte in 2015 and lost the city late last year to local forces backed by U.S. air strikes.(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Catherine Evans)
Putin hosts meeting of Moscow-dominated economic alliance-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-May 15, 2018
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has chaired a meeting of the economic alliance that includes his country and several ex-Soviet nations, and which has invited Moldova as an observer.During Monday's meeting in Sochi, Putin hailed the Eurasian Economic Union as a dynamic group and pointed at its economic achievements.The Eurasian Economic Union includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. It is intended to encourage free trade, coordinate the members' financial systems and regulate their industrial and agricultural policies.The meeting participants agreed to offer Moldova observer status in the union.The meeting also provided a platform for the first encounter between Putin and new Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian. He won the job after spearheading a wave of protests that forced out the long-serving leader of the Caucasus nation.
Hardline separatist Torra appointed leader of Catalonia-[AFP]-Daniel BOSQUE-YAHOONEWS-May 15, 2018
Barcelona (AFP) - Quim Torra, a newcomer to politics who has campaigned fiercely for Catalonia's independence, was appointed regional president Monday vowing to keep fighting for a break from Spain.Torra's election by the regional parliament paves the way for a new government in Catalonia after months of political limbo.Analysts warn the road ahead will be rocky as Torra faces rifts within the separatist camp and Catalans remain deeply split over leaving Spain.Torra, handpicked as presidential candidate by deposed, exiled leader Carles Puigdemont, scraped through the parliamentary vote -- 66 separatist lawmakers voted for him, 65 anti-independence MPs against and four abstained."We will build a Catalan republic," he said after the vote, as lawmakers sang Catalonia's anthem "Els Segadors" ("The Reapers" in English).The 55-year-old father of three pledged to respect the result of an independence referendum held on October 1 despite a court ban and marred by police violence.Catalan separatist authorities said 90 percent of the 2.2 million people who cast their ballot in the referendum -- out of 5.5 million eligible voters -- opted to break from Spain.- Puigdemont's pick -Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called for "understanding and harmony" but warned that he would not tolerate any flouting of the law and Spain's constitution.The formation of a new government will automatically lift direct rule imposed by Madrid on October 27 after separatist lawmakers made a short-lived unilateral declaration of independence.In a bid to end the biggest political crisis to hit Spain in decades, Rajoy called snap regional elections, held in December, which separatist parties won as the secessionist movement in Catalonia showed no sign of dying down.But since then, the presidential candidates put forward by the separatist camp all fell flat as they were either in jail in Spain over their role in the secession bid or in self-exile.Torra, who was elected to the Catalan parliament in December on Puigdemont's Together for Catalonia list, finally made it through as he has no legal woes.Puigdemont, who was deposed by Madrid last October, was shown on Catalan television watching Torra's speech from Germany where he awaits a court decision on whether to extradite him to Spain.He faces jail on rebellion charges for last year's secession bid if he returns.In an interview published Saturday by Italian daily La Stampa, Puigdemont said Torra, as his designated successor, "takes power in provisional conditions and he is aware of that".For his part Torra, who is heading to Berlin to meet with Puigdemont on Tuesday, said he would stay in the post only until the ousted leader, whom he called the "legitimate president", returns home.Ines Arrimadas, leader in Catalonia of the centrist, anti-independence Ciudadanos party, has branded Torra a mere "puppet" of Puigdemont.- Crisis not over -Torra tried -- and failed -- to be appointed on Saturday at an initial parliamentary vote that required an absolute majority.During Monday's session, in which he needed only a simple majority, he outlined his new government's plans for education, health and employment.On Saturday, he had focused entirely on independence.During that speech, he lambasted European institutions for their "unacceptable silence" over the Catalan crisis.He also said a "Republican council" would be created abroad in parallel, presided by Puigdemont, as well as an assembly composed of local officials.Torra has received harsh criticism for some of his past articles and tweets.He has described Spain as "a country that exports misery" and slammed those who do not defend the Catalan language and culture as "scavengers, vipers and hyenas".A tweet he posted in 2012 said: "Spaniards only know how to plunder."He has since apologised.Antonio Barroso, deputy research director at Teneo Intelligence, said Torra faces divisions within the separatist camp, composed of the small, radical CUP party, the leftwing ERC party and the Together for Catalonia grouping.The ERC wants a moderate approach to avoid a clampdown by Madrid and to play a longer independence game, he said."In contrast, Puigdemont's strategy is to continue using every opportunity... to continue challenging the Spanish authorities and keep the secessionist momentum alive."For Oriol Bartomeus, politics professor at Barcelona Autonomous University, the region risks having "a divided government -- there could be fallout".
Hezbollah says 'new phase' in war with Israel after strikes-[Associated Press]-SARAH EL DEEB-YAHOONEWS-May 15, 2018
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said Monday a barrage of rockets from Syria against Israeli forces in the occupied Goal Heights last week opens up "a new phase" in the conflict, warning that Israel proper could be the next target for retaliation.Hassan Nasrallah said that Israel has been informed through an international body that retaliation inside Israel will take place if it crosses "a red line" in Syria, without providing specifics.Israel on Thursday unleashed a heavy bombardment against what it said were Iranian military installations in Syria on Thursday. It said it was retaliation for an Iranian rocket barrage on its positions in the Golan. It was the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date.In a televised speech to a rally in Beirut, Nasrallah did not say who carried out the rocket fire into the Golan. He called it retaliation for "Israel's continued aggression against Syria." In past weeks, Israel is believed to have carried out a number of strikes against military bases in Syria, killing Iranian and Syrian troops."You as an enemy will not be able to continue to target Syria and the axis of resistance without retaliation," he said, adding, "This qualitative rocket attack establishes for a complete new phase" in the conflict with Israel. The axis of resistance is a reference to Iran and its allies, Syria, Hezbollah and other allied armed groups in the region.Nasrallah said Israel has downplayed its losses in the strikes, in which he said 55 rockets hit military targets in the Golan for the first time since Israel and Syria had reached a cease fire and a disengagement agreement in 1974. Israel had said it downed 20 rockets coming from Syria.He said Israel's retaliation mostly hit a number of posts in Syria that had already been evacuated. He said Syrian air defenses downed a number of Israel's missiles.He said the barrage "broke the prestige" of Israel and that the attack, Israel's response and its response against Gaza protests on Monday show it is far from ready to face its opponents."If anyone is afraid of war in the region, it is Israel," Nasrallah said.He also blasted Bahrain's foreign minister, calling him an "idiot" and a "traitor" for supporting Israel's right to respond to the barrage of rockets coming from Syria.Nasrallah called the creation of Israel, which marks 70 years of its creation Monday, a "mark of shame" for humanity.He said the pressure from Israel and the United States on Iran is not just because of its nuclear program, but is in essence because of its support to the Palestinians and other "resistance" groups. He urged the Palestinians not to accept any new U.S. peace plans.
JOEL 3:2 (WW3 OCCURS WHEN JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED)
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people (ISRAEL) and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.(JERUSALEM)(WW3 STARTS BECAUSE JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED AND ISRAELIS UPROOTED FROM THEIR GOD GIVIN LAND BRINGS 3 DEAD BILLION IN WW3)
1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
6 In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;
7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
9 Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.
10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.
11 Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.
12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.
13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.(STROKE)
6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
5 As birds flying,(WAR PLANES WITH BOMBS) so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem;(WITH PLANES) defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.(NUKE OR BOMB ISRAELS ENEMIES)
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)
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)
ZECHARIAH 14:1-4 King James Bible
1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
32 He (JESUS) shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:(IN JERUSALEM)
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob (ISRAEL ON EARTH) for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.(THATS RULING FOREVER FROM JERUSALEM JESUS DOES ON EARTH-NOT HEAVEN FOR YOU END OF THE WORLDERS)
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:(JESUS 1ST COMING) and the government shall be upon his shoulder:(JESUS 2ND COMING AS RULING KING FROM JERUSALEM FOREVER AT THE END OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION) and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his (JESUS) government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David,( IN JERUSALEM) and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Clashes in West Bank as Palestinians mark Nakba Day, protest new US embassy-Thousands gather in Ramallah, hundreds march on key crossing point on outskirts of Jerusalem, as dozens are killed on Gaza border-By Agencies and TOI staff-MAY 14,18
Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops on the outskirts of Jerusalem and in other locations in the West Bank Monday in the hours leading up to the dedication ceremony for the new US Embassy in the capital.In addition to protesting the embassy move, Palestinians were marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” of Israel’s creation in 1948.The rioting came as dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli security forces during violent protests on the Israel-Gaza border, among them several terror operatives.At the Qalandiya crossing, north of Jerusalem, hundreds were marching and throwing stones at Israeli soldiers, who responded with firing live bullets, tear gas and rubber-coated steel pellets. A second clash was reported between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and there were further protests in the West Bank city of Hebron. There were no immediate reports of injuries.Earlier Monday, several thousand gathered in the West Bank city of Ramallah to protest the inauguration of the US embassy.Hadashot TV news said the Palestinian Authority was encouraging the protests, including by showing the Gaza border clashes on television in a live feed.US President Donald Trump announced on December 6, 2017, that he was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would move the US embassy to the city from Tel Aviv. The festive opening took place on Monday afternoon.Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as a capital and view the Trump administration’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital as a show of pro-Israel bias.Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry said at least 52 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and more than 500 were injured amid mass protests on the border.The IDF said around 50,000 Gazans were demonstrating in 12 locations along the border. It said thousands more were gathered at points several hundred meters from the fence.The army said three of those killed were trying to plant explosives at the border fence. It said aircraft struck a Hamas post after gunmen there opened fire on troops.The army also said aircraft struck a Hamas post after gunmen there opened fire on troops. There were no injuries among the soldiers. Reports said the IAF also struck five targets in the Jabaliya area.The IDF confirmed it carried out a series of airstrikes in Gaza “in response to the violent acts of the last few hours being carried out by Hamas along the security fence.”“A short while ago, an IAF fighter jet struck five terrorist targets in a military training facility belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the northern Gaza Strip,” the army said in a statement Monday afternoon.Military sources said the Hamas terror group was determined to spark a major new, long-term uprising against Israel, extending to the West Bank.Israel said ahead of Monday’s protests that Hamas was planning to breach the Gaza border fence and “massacre” Israelis, and that it would stop a possible border breach at all costs, warning protesters that they were putting their own lives in peril.Some 800 guests were attending Monday’s embassy inauguration. Representing the US at the opening was US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt. US Ambassador David Friedman presided over the dedication ceremony.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, and other senior Israeli officials also attended the event, which began at 4 p.m. local time at the embassy’s new location in the Arnona neighborhood of the capital.
Theresa May: UK will not move its embassy to Jerusalem-Britain has not changed its position and disagrees with Trump's decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital, PM says-By TOI staff-MAY 14,18
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that her country had no plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.A spokesperson for the prime minister said the UK’s position has not changed, and that it disagreed with US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv.“The PM said in December when the announcement was first made that we disagree with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement,” the spokesman said. “The British embassy to Israel is based in Tel Aviv and we have no plans to move it.”Britain was one of 128 countries that in December voted in favor of a United Nations resolution condemning the Trump administration’s recognition earlier that month of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and calling on countries not to move their diplomatic missions to the city.Even though the United Kingdom is in the process of negotiating its exit from the European Union, its policy on Jerusalem matches that of the bloc.The EU had previously vehemently rejected any attempt to change Jerusalem’s status in the absence of a final peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.Trump’s announcement delighted the Israeli government, but angered Palestinians who claim the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future Palestinian state,.On Monday afternoon, the new embassy was being dedicated in a celebratory ceremony hosted by US ambassador David Friedman, and attended by a large US delegation and hundreds of dignitaries.Meanwhile Monday, dozens of Palestinians were killed in violent demonstrations on the Gaza border.
Trump calls Jerusalem embassy move ‘a great day for Israel’-US president's congratulations come amid deadly Palestinian protests along Gaza border-By AFP and TOI-MAY 14,18
US President Donald Trump hailed Monday’s opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem as “a great day for Israel,” while deadly Hamas-spurred clashes raged between Palestinians and Israeli security forces on the Gaza Strip border.Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry said at least 45 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and nearly 1,000 were injured amid mass protests on the border in commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba Day, which marks the “catastrophe” of Israel’s founding 70 years ago. The Israeli military said Hamas was making repeated efforts to breach the border, which it was repelling.Trump made no reference to the violence in an early morning tweet, instead inviting his followers to watch live coverage of the embassy dedication ceremony on Fox News.“Lead up to 9:00 A.M. (eastern) event has already begun. A great day for Israel!” Trump tweeted.Some 800 guests were participating in the embassy dedication. Representing the US at the opening were US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt. US Ambassador David Friedman was presiding over the dedication ceremony.Meanwhile, the Israeli army said some 50,000 Gazans were demonstrating in 12 locations along the border with Israel. It said thousands more were gathered at points several hundred meters from the fence.The army said three of those killed were trying to plant explosives at the border fence. It said aircraft struck a Hamas post after gunmen there opened fire on troops. There were also Palestinian reports of airstrikes in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip.In a separate incident, IDF troops opened fire on gunmen who were trying to shoot them, Hadashot TV news said.Military sources said Hamas was determined to spark a major new, long-term uprising against Israel, extending to the West Bank.Hadashot said the Palestinian Authority was encouraging the protests, including by showing the Gaza border clashes on television in a live feed. In the West Bank, where the PA governs Palestinians, several thousand people gathered in the center of Ramallah, while hundreds marched to the Qalandiya crossing on the outskirts of Jerusalem where protesters threw stones at Israeli troops.Jerusalem’s status is perhaps the thorniest issue in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Israel considers the entire city its capital, while the Palestinians see its eastern neighborhoods as the capital of their future state.Trump announced on December 6, 2017, that he was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would move the embassy to the city from Tel Aviv.The development delighted the Israeli government, but angered Palestinians who want the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future Palestinian state.Most European countries have slammed Trump’s move as not in line with international consensus, preferring to wait on recognizing the city until the status of Jerusalem is finalized in talks with the Palestinians.Israel said ahead of Monday’s protests that Hamas was planning to breach the Gaza border fence and “massacre” Israelis, and that it would stop a possible border breach at all costs, warning protesters that they were putting their own lives in peril.The protests come as part of the “March of Return” demonstrations along the Gaza security fence. Israel was braced for more than 100,000 Palestinians to take part on Monday, and potentially as many as 200,000. That kind of turnout would indicate a major victory for the Hamas terrorist group, which rules Gaza and has co-opted for its own ends what were originally billed as weeks of nonviolent protests.
Op-ed-As America endorses Israel in Jerusalem, Hamas shows it never will-6 takeaways from the festive, bloody, tumultuous afternoon when the US opened its embassy in the capital-By David Horovitz-TOI-MAY 14,18
The US formally inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday — the concrete culmination of President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital.Simultaneously, Hamas intensified its riots at the Israel-Gaza border — the violent manifestation of its opposition to the very fact of Israel’s existence.Here are six takeaways from a historic, tumultuous afternoon.1. No evident American consensus-From an Israeli perspective, Monday’s festive opening of the embassy was a relatively multi-partisan, politically consensual affair. Not only did President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak at the ceremony, but centrist leader Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid warmly praised the relocation, and the leader of the opposition, Labor’s Isaac Herzog, was in supportive attendance.From an American perspective, by contrast, there was no parallel near-consensus. Naturally, the proceedings were dominated by members of the Trump administration, with Ambassador David Friedman presiding. President Trump — the man who broke with his predecessors and ordered the embassy moved from Tel Aviv — sent a video message, his son-in-law Jared Kushner spoke, his Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin unveiled the seal, and his daughter Ivanka was the first to issue a welcome to the new facility.But while the American dignitaries included numerous Republican legislators and supporters, no prominent Democratic lawmakers were known to be present. Even former president Barack Obama’s ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, who stayed on in Israel with his family through the end of the school year after his term ended in January, was providing commentary on Hadashot TV news. Although he was invited to Sunday’s evening pre-inauguration event at the Foreign Ministry, he did not get an invitation to the main show.In interviews on Monday, Shapiro stressed his support for the embassy move, but said he wished it had been presented in the context of an effort to advance negotiations on a two-state solution.Asked why Democrats had stayed away from the event, he speculated that they too were concerned about the absence of strategic emphasis on a two-state accord.Outside the new embassy compound, not everything Israeli was quite consensual, it should be noted. A demonstration by Israeli opponents of the move, with the presence of several Arab Knesset members, which had been authorized by police, flared out of control, when some of the protesters raised Palestinian flags and, according to Hadashot TV, shouted slogans for the liberation of Palestine. At that point, the police waded in to disperse the gathering.2. Hamas’s split screen ‘victory’-For weeks, Gaza’s Hamas terrorist rulers have been doing their utmost to encourage the Strip’s masses — men, women, and children — to march on the border. On Monday, in the largest such protest, Hamas mobilized an estimated 50,000 people. According to its figures, about 50 Gazans were killed in the ensuing violent clashes; the IDF said at least 10 of the fatalities had been identified as Hamas members by Monday evening. Ironically, a death toll of that order is considered by the cynical Islamist movement to be a victory of sorts, since it focuses global attention on the Palestinians.Hamas’s overall goal, as its leaders have repeatedly told Gazans in recent weeks, is to “liberate Palestine” — as in, to eliminate Israel. It recently disseminated a video in Hebrew showing young Gaza children vowing they would be “returning to our homeland.”Hamas has been losing its attack tunnels — underground terrorist routes into Israel that the IDF is gradually managing to locate. The Iron Dome defense system generally takes out its rockets. Hence the new tactic — mass protests, as cover for violent attacks on the border, and as a distraction from the misery its rule is imposing on Gaza. On Friday, Hamas leaders reportedly encouraged Gazans to trash their own fuel supply lines and other infrastructure at the main Kerem Shalom aid entry point — bringing more suffering to its populace.Hamas on Monday was seeking, as it has been seeking for weeks, to breach the border and get into Israel, as a symbolic step toward that goal of “liberation.” Its hope, according to Palestinian sources quoted in Hebrew media, was to breach the fence at around the time that the United States was formally declaring its new embassy open. Indeed, between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m., as the ceremonies in Jerusalem were about to get under way, Israeli military correspondents reported several attempted attacks along the border.Numerous TV stations — including Al-Jazeera, regional Arabic broadcasters, Israeli TV, the BBC, CNN, and SKY — split their screens for parts of the embassy event — showing the speeches on one side and the clashes at the Gaza border on the other. As Channel 10’s Alon Ben-David noted, the “split screen” was a victory of sorts for Hamas.As night began to fall, Hamas had not managed to breach the border. This, the IDF said, despite sending 12 separate cells to try to break through at different locations. And the Israeli army, which said it had been facing efforts to place explosives at the border and attempts to fire on troops, began targeting Hamas training bases and other Hamas assets, in an effort to deter further attacks. Evidently unfazed, Hamas announced that Monday’s protests, and more set for Tuesday — Nakba Day, when the Palestinians mourn what they call the “catastrophe” that befell them with the revival of Jewish sovereignty in 1948 — would not mark the end of its campaign.3. Why the gunmen stay back-Shortly before the embassy opening, and as the violence escalated at the Gaza border, Israel’s Shin Bet security agency released details of intelligence it had gleaned from arrested Hamas terror suspects that, it said, threw light on the Hamas border tactics.According to this information, Hamas tells its gunmen not to get too close to the border, where they can be identified and targeted by Israeli troops; on the first Friday of protests in March, Hamas confirmed that five of its members were killed, and the Israeli army identified several others. Since then, Hamas has stopped acknowledging such fatalities.Instead, according to the Shin Bet evidence, Hamas encourages Gaza civilians to get close to the fence, and keeps its armed gunmen back and ready — ready to bust through the border into Israel should the opportunity arise.The Shin Bet also said that Iran has been providing funds for the Gaza border campaign, which was initially, risibly, presented by some of its organizers as non-violent.4. Eyes on the West Bank-Hamas has also been trying to foment violence in the West Bank. In this, it has had some support from its rival/partner, the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas. Hadashot TV news said the PA was encouraging protests on Monday, including by showing the Gaza border clashes on television in a live feed.Monday did see a surge in West Bank violence. At the Qalandiya crossing, north of Jerusalem, hundreds marched and threw stones at Israeli soldiers, who responded with live fire, tear gas, and rubber-coated steel pellets. Clashes were also reported south of Jerusalem, near Bethlehem and in Hebron.Those protests were not of the intensity that Hamas is seeking. It will keep trying, however. Abbas’s PA will play a key role in determining how things unfold.On Monday, the PA’s security personnel was conspicuous in their absence from some hot spots. Its former chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, meanwhile, was condemning the US Embassy move as hostile, illegal, and, according to an Israel TV report, the equivalent of the establishment of an illegal outpost in Palestinian territory.Speeches by President Trump and Kushner insisting that the US seeks to broker a viable peace treaty, and highlighting the status quo in Jerusalem as an indication that not all of Jerusalem is off the table for the Palestinians, are emphatically falling on deaf ears.5. Heady days for Netanyahu-The embassy inauguration was an American event, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a central feature — hailing Trump’s courage in making the move, declaring that “we are here in Jerusalem, and we are here to stay.”These are heady days for the Israeli prime minister, especially given his alliance with Trump. The Americans have recognized Jerusalem. Allies in the EU prevented a European denunciation of the embassy move. A trickle of other countries are moving legations to the capital. Over 30 countries sent representatives to the Foreign Ministry event on Sunday.At the same time, Iran is under pressure — its nuclear weapons secrets conclusively exposed by the Mossad’s extraordinary raid on its Tehran archive. Trump has quit the 2015 Iran deal. Israel has set back Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria. Saudi Arabia is sounding somewhat more well-disposed toward Israel. Netanyahu gets to chat with Gulf ambassadors. Opponents such as Yesh Atid and Labor are simply being marginalized. Nobody is talking about the corruption allegations against him. He is rising in the polls.Not much in this part of the world is permanent, however. Iran is a patient and pernicious enemy. It has not abandoned its nuclear quest. It has a highly armed military tool in the shape of Hezbollah, with immense missile capabilities and Syrian battle experience. Hamas is vicious, cynical, and creative. The West Bank is thoroughly unpredictable; Abbas, 82, is on his last legs and, however unpalatable he has become, any successor will be still less comfortable for Israel.6. And finally-Not much in this part of the world is permanent. But the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, underlined in Monday’s embassy move and so widely resisted among the Palestinians, comes pretty close.
Latin American states in quandary over US embassy move-[AFP]-Tupac POINTU with AFP bureaux across Latin America-YAHOONEWS-May 15, 2018
Montevideo (AFP) - US President Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, enraging Palestinians, has left several Latin American countries pondering whether to follow suit.To date, two nations have done so: Guatemala and Paraguay, both looking to strengthen ties with Washington even at the risk of alienating the 128 countries that backed a UN resolution condemning its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.And experts believe more countries in the region could yet follow.Monday's ceremony to inaugurate the US embassy was marred by violent clashes along the Gaza border that left 52 Palestinians dead from Israeli fire and thousands wounded, in the conflict's bloodiest day in years.Guatemala will inaugurate its embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday -- with its President Jimmy Morales attending -- hot on the heels of the US, while the government in Asuncion said Paraguay's embassy would switch to Jerusalem at the end of this month.Honduras, which voted with the US and Israel on the December 21 UN resolution, is yet to decide on relocating from Tel Aviv, despite parliamentary approval for the move.Significantly, Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela, is to attend Wednesday's opening of the new Guatemalan embassy as Morales' guest.- 'Servile' Morales -Jerusalem's status is perhaps the thorniest issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel considers the entire city its capital, while the Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.Marcio Palacios, a political scientist at Guatemala's San Carlos University, described Morales' decision as "servile" and said it was in part governed by his evangelical religious beliefs.The president "does not distinguish between what he represents and what he believes in," Palacios said.Evangelicals want to see the Jews rebuild their temple in Jerusalem, which according to their beliefs would facilitate the Second Coming of Christ."It's a servile action by the president, who has his hands tied to the policy of the United States," said Palacios.Morales' decision is also seen by some as a gesture to elicit US support at a time when he stands accused by Guatemalan prosecutors of accepting illegal campaign contributions.Former Guatemalan foreign minister Gabriel Orellana said Morales' decision has the effect of banishing his country "to the fringes of the United Nations"."Guatemala is sacrificing its place in a multicultural world for a bilateral relationship. That doesn't bring great benefits to the country and puts it at a disadvantage vis-a-vis other countries of the Arab world," he said.He also warned that beyond possible trade repercussions on Guatemala's important cardamom exports, the embassy move raises the possibility the country could become a target for terrorism."Until now, we have fortunately been spared by such events, but the world has become so polarized that we cannot with any certainty say nothing like this will happen in Guatemala as a result of this situation."Guatemala and Paraguay "are following the United States' agenda," because they are relatively small and poor, said Patricio Navia, of the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL)."The weaker these countries are, the more they are under pressure," he said.Navia too said he feared countries that followed the US cue could pay a price."Not only Guatemala, but these countries that supported this decision will be targeted in the future. We hope that we're wrong."- Will other countries follow? -Both Israel and the Palestinians have lobbied hard for support in the region."We hope that some countries of the American continent will not transfer their embassy to Jerusalem because this is contrary to international law," Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas said last Monday during a visit to Caracas, flanked by Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro.Abbas was on a tour of Venezuela, Chile and Cuba.Most Latin American countries condemned the idea of moving the US embassy when Trump first broached it in 2017, and insisted they would keep their own missions in Tel Aviv.But countries with fragile economies are likely to be further tested.Last September, Benjamin Netanyahu made the first visit by an Israeli premier to Latin America, dangling lucrative trade contracts along with a delegation of 30 business leaders.Gaspard Estrada, head of the Observatory on Latin America at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, said Israel was "taking advantage of a swing to the right in the region" to court its leaders.Navia said he wouldn't be surprised "if other Central American countries follow suit, but it seems to me that it is more difficult for the bigger and more powerful countries in the region to do so."
END OF THE WORLD CONSPIRACIES-DATE SETTERS.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
2 TIMOTHY 4:3-4
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
12 Say ye not, A confederacy,(CONSPIRACY) to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy;(CONSPIRACY THEORY) neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man,(ONLY BY THE SIGNS-WE KNOW THE RAPTURE CAN HAPPEN ANY SECOND NOW-NOT BY DATE SETTING) no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)
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.
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
22 The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
Floods, wildfires spark evacuation concerns for northern Albertans-[CBC]-May 15, 2018
After a spring of flooding followed by wildfires, some residents of Mackenzie County are concerned about their ability to quickly evacuate in the event of a major emergency.Nine wildfires burning in the High Level forest area Saturday prompted the most recent emergency alert for Mackenzie County, an area of northern Alberta larger than Prince Edward Island. The wildfires temporarily closed Highways 58 and 35, and some residents were on standby for a possible evacuation. The wildfires were brought under control Sunday and the local state of emergency was cancelled.But for residents, it's all too close on the heels of major flooding in the area just two weekends earlier, which also prompted emergency alerts, evacuations and closed roads.Grace Alarcon-Isla lived in Rainbow Lake for 10 years before moving to Edmonton two years ago. Her husband still works in the town of around 800 people.Rainbow Lake, a town of about 800, is located about 140 kilometres west of High Level, near where Highway 58 ends in muskeg near the B.C. border. The town is surrounded by dense boreal forest.Alarcon-Isla says she's concerned about how residents would get out quickly in the event of a major wildfire."We only have literally one highway out. There's no other highway to get in and out," she said."With the Fort McMurray fire, it was like an eye-opener for everybody. If it were to happen to Rainbow Lake it would be very, very, very difficult to evacuate."She believes that evacuation by air would be the only recourse for residents.Alarcon-Isla said residents know to always have a bag packed in case an emergency forces them to leave.Windy weather makes people nervous, she says, because wind fuels fire.Mackenzie County Reeve Peter Braun said 50 km/h winds posed a problem Saturday as emergency crews fought the wildfires in temperatures that went up to 25 C.At least two houses were lost in the wildfires, he said. Because all available fire crews and local farmers were dealing with the wildfires, a local state of emergency was declared in case provincial assistance was needed.Officials do their best to prepare Mackenzie County residents for wildfire season, Braun said. But in the event of a massive evacuation, he couldn't immediately say how the county would direct it. "We would do our best, but how would it go over? That would be a challenge, definitely," he said.The High Level area has already had 56 wildfires this year, according to Alberta Wildfire. As of May 13, 42 of them have been extinguished. Fourteen are still active, the most of anywhere in the province.'I've never been worried up until yesterday' Heather Kazonay lives on the Beaver First Nation, around 40 kilometres east of High Level along Highway 58.On Saturday, she saw water bombers passing overhead every couple of minutes. With Highway 58 closed for part of the day, the main access road to the community of about 1,000 was impassable.Early Sunday morning, a fire started in the community and almost took down a house, she said.She said she's thankful for the firefighters who got the fires under control, but it got her thinking about the possibility of a bigger wildfire."Yesterday, the winds were so bad and winds were shifting. If something were to ever happen I think a lot of people would be stuck and stranded," she said."I've never been worried up until yesterday. Just because it was so close and there were nine fires around the area yesterday."
Huge fissure opens on Hawaiian volcano; some defy evacuation order-[Reuters]-By Terray Sylvester-YAHOONEWS-May 15, 2018
PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A massive new fissure opened on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, hurling bursts of rock and magma with an ear-piercing screech on Sunday as it threatened nearby homes within a zone where authorities had just ordered an evacuation.The fissure, a vivid gouge of magma with steam and smoke pouring out both ends, was the 17th to open on the volcano since it began erupting on May 3. Dozens of homes have been destroyed and hundreds of people forced to evacuate in the past 10 days.As seen from a helicopter, the crack appeared to be about 1,000 feet (300 meters) long and among the largest of those fracturing the side of Kilauea, a 4,000-foot-high (1,200-meter-high) volcano with a lake of lava at its summit."It is a near-constant roar akin to a full-throttle 747 interspersed with deafening, earth-shattering explosions that hurtle 100-pound (45-kg) lava bombs 100 feet (30 meters) into the air," said Mark Clawson, 64, who lives uphill from the latest fissure and so far is defying an evacuation order.Tina Neal, the scientist in charge of the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, described "spatter that is flying tens of meters into the air." The lava flow was "sluggish," she said."The situation down there remains dynamic and as we've been saying for days now the outbreaks can continue to occur both uprift and downrift of the existing fissure system, or the existing fissures could be reactivated," Neal said in a video message from the summit of the volcano.Civil Defense officials on Sunday ordered people living on Halekamahina Road to evacuate and be on the alert for gas emissions and lava spatter. Nearby vacation rentals were directed to cease operations to conserve water and enable emergency operations to concentrate on year-round residents.A pair of structures sat about 100 yards (100 meters) beneath the new fissure on the hillside.One structure was destroyed, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported, citing a spokeswoman for Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim, making it the 37th structure lost since May 3."We are keeping track of lava bombs. One went through the lanai (porch) roof of a neighbor's house," Clawson said.Neighbors sometimes douse the projectiles with water, Clawson said, adding that about eight to 10 people in the neighborhood have stayed in their homes.Meanwhile, other fissures continued to billow smoke over homes in Pahoa, on the western point of the Big Island of Hawaii, the largest of the Hawaiian islands.(Reporting by Terray Sylvester in Pahoa and Jolyn Rosa in Honolulu; Writing by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Paul Simao and Daniel Wallis)