Friday, August 10, 2018
STATE PLANNING TO TRIPLE SIZE OF NEW SETTLEMENT FOR AMONA EVACUEES.
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
GOD WILL GET REVENGE ON THE BIG COMPANIES THAT ARE NOW BANNING CHRISTIANS ON THE INTERNET. THESE HAMANS WILL BE BANNED FROM HEAVEN. AND WILL DIE SUDDENLY WITH HEART ATTACKS AND SENT TO HELL TORMENTS FOREVER.
State planning to triple size of new settlement for Amona evacuees-Civil Administration proposal would see Adei Ad outpost included within the jurisdiction area of Amichai, thereby legalizing the hilltop community located over a kilometer away-By Jacob Magid-TOI-AUG 9,18
The state revealed a plan Tuesday to triple the size of the new settlement for Amona evacuees by including within its jurisdiction a nearby, larger, illegal outpost.The Civil Administration — the Defense Ministry body that authorizes construction in the West Bank — publicized the plan in response to a High Court of Justice petition by four Palestinian villages in the central West Bank that demanded the demolition of the Adei Ad outpost, which they argue has prevented residents from reaching their farmland.The state, in a number of legal proceedings, has announced its intention to legalize the hilltop community established in 1998, which is on what Israel considers to be state land, but which lacks the necessary permits or official cabinet approval.In a Tuesday letter to the attorney of the Yesh Din rights group that is representing the Palestinian villages, a Civil Administration official explained that its plan to legalize the outpost comes on the heels of a survey conducted by the Defense Ministry’s “Blue Line Team” last year, which confirmed Adei Ad’s establishment on state land that doesn’t belong to private Palestinian owners.Yesh Din legal representative Shlomi Zacharia said his Palestinian clients have filed objections to the Blue Line Team’s conclusions, but that they have yet to be ruled upon.The Civil Administration official’s letter revealed what will likely be the state’s defense against the High Court appeal — when the outpost is legalized, the petitioners will no longer be able to call for its razing.Moreover, by simply including Adei Ad within the jurisdiction area of Amichai — the new community that evacuees from the Amona outpost moved into last March — the government can avoid a certain degree of international outrage by asserting that it has not established Adei Ad as a new settlement but rather just expanded an existing one.Adei Ad, which is twice as large as Amichai, will not be connected to Amichai as the Blue Line team found that land in between them belongs to private Palestinian owners. Consequently, the outpost will function as a massive island-neighborhood of the settlement.The expansion of Amichai’s jurisdiction area will mean that the Binyamin Regional Council will replace the Civil Administration as the party responsible for enforcing planning and construction laws in Adei Ad.The settlement body has had a rather checkered past with such enforcement. A state comptroller report last month found that the regional council has not only failed to prevent illegal construction within its borders, but has actively encouraged it.For its part, the Binyamin Regional Council argues that its duty is to serve its residents wherever they they live, whether it is in a settlement or illegal outpost.While the international community considers all settlement activity illegal, Israel differentiates between legal settlement homes built and permitted by the Defense Ministry on land owned by the state, and illegal outposts built without necessary permits, often on private Palestinian land.Amichai was established nearly 14 months after the High Court-sanctioned demolition of Amona, which was found to have been built on private Palestinian land.The hilltop community was the first new settlement established by the government in over 25 years. The town is home to all 42 families that were cleared from Amona in February 2017, but the government plans to expand it nine-fold in the coming years.Yesh Din argues that the expansion of Amichai will further bisect the West Bank with Israeli settlements from Ariel to the Shiloh valley, where Amichai and Adei Ad are located, to the Jordan Valley.“Such a sequence would harm a Palestinian territorial contiguity in the West Bank and further harm Palestinians’ freedom of movement within the West Bank,” the left-wing NGO stated.“This legalization plan is a significant step toward realizing the government’s plan to annex Area C to Israel,” Yesh Din added.Area C is the part of the West Bank where Israel maintains military and administrative control. Most Jewish settlers live in Area C, which is about 60 percent of the West Bank.
As dozens of rockets fired at south, IDF strikes 12 Hamas targets in Gaza-Residents of southern Israel told to stay near bomb shelters as military pounds 12 'terror targets' throughout the Strip, including factory it says helped build attack tunnels-By Judah Ari Gross-TOI-AUG 8,18
Israel’s air force bombed 12 Hamas positions across the Gaza Strip Wednesday night, the military said, as dozens of rockets and mortar shells were fired at southern Israeli communities from the Palestinian enclave, including one barrage that slammed into the city of Sderot, injuring several Israelis.Throughout the night, wave after wave of alarms sounded in the Hof Ashkelon, Sha’ar Hanegev and Eshkol regions, outside Gaza, sending thousands of Israelis into bomb shelters, where many bedded down for the night with their families.There were no immediate reports of fresh Israeli injuries or damage.According to the Israel Defense Forces, 36 projectiles were fired at southern Israel on Wednesday night, including the eight that were launched at Sderot.#BREAKING video: Hamas missiles launched from Gaza towards Israel pic.twitter.com/27hYL9TQha— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) August 8, 2018-Four of the 36 were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, the army said.“The majority of the rockets hit open areas,” the IDF said in a statement.Spokespeople for the Eshkol and Sha’ar Hanegev regions said no rockets or mortar shells appeared to have struck inside any of their communities.The Israel Defense Forces said its warplanes conducted airstrikes on 12 “terror targets” in the Gaza Strip in response to the rockets and an earlier shooting attack on a civilian construction vehicle near the border.According to the military, among the Hamas positions bombed by the fighter jets were a factory where the terror groups constructs the concrete blocks it uses for attack tunnels and a tunnel opening along the Gaza coast.In addition, a number of Hamas facilities used to manufacture and store rockets and other military equipment were hit in the strikes, the IDF said.According to the army, the concrete factory was meant to be used as a hotel, but was seized by Hamas in 2012.There were no immediate reports of injuries in the Gaza Strip as a result of the IDF attacks, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.No Palestinian terror group immediately took responsibility for Wednesday’s rocket attacks. The IDF said it was holding Hamas accountable as it is the ruler of the Strip.“The IDF sees with severity the terrorist activities of Hamas. The IDF is prepared for a variety of scenarios and is determined to fulfill its mission of defending the citizens of Israel,” the army said in a statement.Residents of southern Israel were told to remain close to bomb shelters in case of additional rockets or mortar shells from Gaza.According to the IDF, eight rockets were fired at Sderot at about 7:40 p.m., with two of them being intercepted by the Iron Dome. Two men were injured from shrapnel, a woman was hurt as she ran to a bomb shelter, and 10 more suffered panic attacks, including two pregnant women who were hospitalized after they went into early labor.Following the attack on Sderot, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman held a meeting with senior officers from the IDF and other security services at the military’s headquarters in Tel Aviv, known as the Kirya, to discuss the situation, his office said.The rocket attacks came amid a period of heightened tensions along the Gaza border, following months of clashes and exchanges of fire. On Tuesday, Hamas vowed to avenge the deaths of two of its members killed by IDF tank fire after the army mistakenly thought a military exercise had been a cross-border attack.On Wednesday afternoon, the military warned that it was anticipating a revenge attack by Hamas after spotting members of the terror group evacuating posts likely to be targeted by Israel in reprisal raids.Hours later, shots were fired from the northern Gaza Strip at a number of civilian construction vehicles along the border, damaging one of them, the army said.In response, an IDF tank shelled a nearby Hamas observation post.Wednesday’s rocket fire represented a major uptick in tensions along the border, amid intensive talks between Israel and Hamas for a long-term ceasefire.Such an agreement is meant to end not only rocket launches and shootings from Gaza but also the regular incendiary kite and balloon attacks from the Palestinian enclave that have burned large swaths of land in southern Israel and caused millions of shekels of damage.Throughout Wednesday, at least 11 fires were sparked in southern Israel by airborne arson devices launched from the Gaza Strip. Israeli firefighters extinguished all of them, according to a spokesperson for Fire and Rescue Services.Adam Rasgon and Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
One hurt as at least two rockets fired from Gaza strike Sderot-Residents of Sderot report seeing Iron Dome activated after sirens blare throughout the area; apparent barrage comes amid heightened tensions, frequent flare-ups on border-By Judah Ari Gross-TOI-AUG 9,18
At least two rockets fired from Gaza struck the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Wednesday evening, injuring two people, hours after an exchange of fire between the military and the Hamas terrorist group along the Gaza border.Sirens rang out in several southern Israel communities at 7:40 p.m. as Gazan terrorists apparently launched a fusillade of rockets.Residents of southern Israel reported seeing the Iron Dome missile system fired at incoming projectiles. However, it was not immediately clear how many rockets were intercepted.At least two rockets from Gaza struck Sderot, according to police.A 34-year-old man was lightly wounded by shards of broken glass while inside an apartment building in the town, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.Video from Sderot showed heavy damage to several cars and shrapnel riddling an apartment building.Police bomb disposal units were called to the scene and have closed off the area, a police spokesperson said.It was not immediately clear if the building was hit by a rocket or by the remains of an Iron Dome interceptor missile.There was no immediate comment from the Israel Defense Forces.The rocket fire represented a major uptick in tensions along the border, amid intensive talks between Israel and Hamas for a long-term ceasefire-Earlier in the day, the military warned that it was anticipating a revenge attack by the Hamas terrorist group after two of its members were killed in an IDF strike on Tuesday.On Wednesday afternoon, shots were fired from the Gaza Strip at a number of civilian construction vehicles just outside the Palestinian enclave.In response, an Israeli tank shelled a Hamas observation post in the northern Gaza Strip, the army said.There were no immediate reports of Palestinian injuries.The engineering vehicles that were fired upon were being used to build an underground barrier around the Gaza Strip, which is meant to counter Hamas’s network of border-crossing attack tunnels.“Terrorists shot at civilian vehicles that were being used in the effort to construct the barrier around the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. One vehicle was hit,” the IDF said.There were no immediate reports of injuries, but the army published pictures showing damage to a vehicle.Palestinian media reported that shortly after the attack, IDF soldiers fired smoke grenades into the northern Gaza Strip, near the abandoned Karni Border Crossing.It was not immediately clear if this was in response to the shooting attack or if it was an unrelated incident.Earlier in the day, the military closed off a highway in southern Israel on Wednesday out of concerns that Hamas might open fire at Israeli vehicles.The military said the decision to close Route 25 and several smaller service roads near the border was made in light of recent threats by Hamas and after IDF soldiers saw that the terror group had begun abandoning several of its positions in the Strip — a move Hamas generally takes as a precaution against airstrikes before carrying out attacks against Israel.On Tuesday, an IDF tank shelled a Hamas observation post along the Gaza border, killing two of the terror group’s fighters, after soldiers nearby mistakenly believed shots had been fired at them.The army later confirmed that the gunshots were not fired at the soldiers, but were part of a Hamas training exercise inside the Strip.The IDF defended its decision to attack the observation post, telling the Haaretz newspaper that the shelling was justified given the information it had available at the time.Hamas vowed to avenge its fallen members, saying it will not allow Israel to “impose a policy of bombing sites and targeting fighters without paying the price.”On Wednesday, the military said it would work to prevent any attacks against Israeli citizens by Hamas.“The IDF will act to ensure the security of residents of the [Gaza] area and will not allow civilians and IDF soldiers to be harmed. The IDF is prepared for a variety of scenarios,” the army said Wednesday.Earlier Wednesday, rocket sirens sounded in Israeli communities adjacent to the Gaza Strip, sending thousands of residents running to bomb shelters in what the military later said was a false alarm. The alarm systems were triggered shortly before 10 a.m. in the city of Sderot and communities in the Sha’ar Hanegev region of southern Israel.The Israel Defense Forces did not specify what caused the false alarm. In the past, such events have been triggered by large-caliber gunfire near the border, which the military’s sensitive detection systems misidentify as rocket fire.Adam Rasgon and Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
Hamas treating Egyptian ceasefire proposal ‘with open mind’-Delegation from terror group leaves for Cairo; will reportedly offer 2-week trial period leading into 5-year truce which would see Israeli captives, soldiers' bodies returned-By TOI staff-AUG 9,18
Hamas said Wednesday it was treating Egypt’s efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire “with an open mind,” as a delegation from the terror group reportedly left the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Crossing for meetings with Egyptian officials in Cairo.After several days of discussions by Hamas’s political bureau, the organization released a statement saying that “the Politburo discussed different efforts being undertaken by several parties, especially those of the brothers in Egypt, to achieve reconciliation, lift the siege, implement development and humanitarian projects in the Gaza Strip and protect our people from repeated Zionist aggression.“The Politburo affirmed that it is working with these efforts undertaken by the relevant parties with an open mind and heart,” it added.Months of violence along the Israeli-Gazan border has at times escalated into exchanges of fire, rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israeli cities, and Israeli airstrikes on Hamas targets. The violence has been accompanied by incendiary kites and balloons launched almost daily from Gaza into southern Israel, where they started fires which have burned thousands of acres of farmland and countryside, causing millions of shekels of damage.The Hamas delegation was led by Saleh al-Arouri, the deputy leader of Hamas, who arrived in Gaza last week, Palestinian media reported.According to the Arabic-language Al-Quds daily, the Hamas members will present the Egyptians with their terms for a ceasefire — a five-year truce with Israel in exchange for the permanent openings of the border crossings with Israel and Egypt.Under the deal, the return of a pair of Israeli citizens held in Gaza and the bodies of two soldiers seized by Hamas in the 2014 Gaza war would likely take place at a later stage.According to the report, Hamas is still demanding that, as a precondition to negotiations for their release, Israel set free dozens of its members who had been released from Israeli prisons in previous prisoner exchange, but were then rearrested when three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered by a Hamas cell in June 2014. Israel has consistently refused the condition, insisting that there be just one exchange deal hammered out.In addition, Hamas wants an expansion of a fishing zone off the coast of Gaza Strip, currently limited by to six nautical miles (seven miles) from the coast, the report said.A plan to establish in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula sea and air terminals meant to facilitate the flow of goods to and from Gaza would be reviewed during the first year of the ceasefire.Hamas, an Islamist terror group that seeks Israel’s destruction, seized control of Gaza in 2007 and pushed out the Fatah faction of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The proposal does not touch on the issue of reconciliation between Hamas and the West Bank-based PA.The Hamas plan envisions a trial two-week ceasefire which will then lead to a wider agreement to be honored for five years, Al-Quds said.The Israeli government will also discuss the proposal at a special cabinet meeting on Thursday, Hebrew-language media reported.Senior Hamas officials based in Arab and Islamic countries who entered Gaza last week have been seeking the approval of other Palestinian factions for the ceasefire agreement with Israel, Palestinian sources told the London-based, Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper Monday. According to a report in the Israel Hayom daily early Tuesday, the group’s armed wing is opposed to a truce.The United Nations and Egypt have both brokered the talks and a Hamas official said Tuesday that Qatar and Turkey are also involved in the negotiations.
Sweden bashes Israel for seizing Gaza-bound boat-As Israel deports 7 Swedish activists detained aboard flotilla, Stockholm says has been in contact with Jerusalem, demanded the ship and its cargo be released-By TOI staff and AFP-AUG 9,18
The Swedish government has criticized Israel for intercepting and boarding a boat attempting to breach the maritime blockade on the Gaza Strip, saying those actions, as well as the detention of its activists and crew, violated international law.“The (Swedish) government has been in contact with Israeli authorities about Ship to Gaza and has insisted that the actions of the Israeli authorities regarding the Swedish-flagged vessel Freedom and the people on board are not backed up by international law,” Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said Wednesday in a statement.She said her government had also demanded that the ship and its cargo be released.The organizers of the Ship to Gaza activist flotilla said Wednesday that seven Swedish activists detained aboard the ship have been deported to Sweden.Four of the activists arrived back in the Scandinavian country on Wednesday, and the three others were expected later in the day, Ship to Gaza Sweden’s Israeli-born spokesman Dror Feiler told AFP.The Israeli navy said it intercepted the ship, Freedom for Gaza, late Friday “in accordance with international law,” and took it to the port of Ashdod.The ship was carrying medical supplies and had a total of 12 crew and activists on board, hailing from Sweden, Spain, Canada, Germany and France. All have been deported, Feiler said.Israel has defended the legality of Friday’s seizure, recalling that a 2011 UN report found its naval blockade on Gaza was legal.Last week, Norway also panned Israel for arresting Norwegian activists and intercepting a Gaza-bound ship part of the same flotilla.“We have asked the Israeli authorities to clarify the circumstances around the seizure of the vessel and the legal basis for the intervention,” a Norwegian foreign ministry spokesman was quoted by Reuters as saying at the time.Freedom was the second boat of the “Freedom Flotilla” to be intercepted en route to break the blockade on Gaza, organizers said.Israel has imposed a blockade on Gaza since Hamas, which is sworn to Israel’s destruction, seized the territory from the internationally backed Palestinian Authority in 2007. It says the blockade is in place in order to prevent weapons and other military equipment from entering the Strip.Critics point to worsening humanitarian conditions in Gaza and say the blockade amounts to collective punishment of the 2 million Palestinians living there. There have been many reports that the coastal strip is “on the verge of collapsing,” and could plunge into a new round of fighting with Israel if conditions do not improve.Egypt, too, has kept its Gaza border crossing largely closed during several years of sour relations with the Islamist group ruling Gaza.
Gunfire hits construction vehicle near Gaza border; IDF strikes Hamas post-Attack comes after army shuts down nearby roads for fear of sniper fire by Hamas as revenge for IDF killing two of its members-By Judah Ari Gross-TOI-AUG 9,18
Shots were fired from the Gaza Strip at a number of civilian construction vehicles just outside the Palestinian enclave on Wednesday afternoon, as Israel girded for the Hamas terrorist group to carry out a revenge attack after two of its members were killed in an IDF strike the day before.In response, an Israeli tank shelled a Hamas observation post in the northern Gaza Strip, the army said.There are no immediate reports of Palestinian injuries.The engineering vehicles that were fired upon are being used to build an underground barrier around the Gaza Strip, which is meant to counter Hamas’s network of border-crossing attack tunnels.“Terrorists shot at civilian vehicles that were being used in the effort to construct the barrier around the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. One vehicle was hit,” the Israel Defense Forces said.There were no immediate reports of injuries, but the army published pictures showing damage to the vehicles. A military spokesperson said the incident was “still ongoing” so she could not comment further on the attack.Palestinian media reported that shortly after the attack, IDF soldiers fired smoke grenades into the northern Gaza Strip, near the abandoned Karni Crossing.It was not immediately clear if this was in response to the shooting attack or if it was an unrelated incident.Earlier in the day, the military closed off a highway in southern Israel on Wednesday out of concerns that Hamas might open fire at Israeli vehicles.The military said the decision to close Route 25 and several smaller service roads near the border was made in light of recent threats by Hamas and after IDF soldiers saw that the terror group had begun abandoning several of its positions in the Strip — a move Hamas generally takes as a precaution against airstrikes before carrying out attacks against Israel.On Tuesday, an IDF tank shelled a Hamas observation post along the Gaza border, killing two of the terror group’s fighters, after soldiers nearby mistakenly believed shots had been fired at them.The army later confirmed that the gunshots were not fired at the soldiers, but were part of a Hamas training exercise inside the Strip.The IDF defended its decision to attack the observation post, telling the Haaretz newspaper that the shelling was justified given the information it had available at the time.Hamas vowed to avenge its fallen members, saying it will not allow Israel to “impose a policy of bombing sites and targeting fighters without paying the price.”According to Channel 10 news, the army conveyed messages to Hamas via Egypt acknowledging the error, but insisting that retaliatory fire on IDF troops would not be tolerated.On Wednesday, the military said it would work to prevent any attacks against Israeli citizens by Hamas.“The IDF will act to ensure the security of residents of the [Gaza] area and will not allow civilians and IDF soldiers to be harmed. The IDF is prepared for a variety of scenarios,” the army said Wednesday.Earlier Wednesday, rocket sirens sounded in Israeli communities adjacent to the Gaza Strip, sending thousands of residents running to bomb shelters in what the military later said was a false alarm. The alarm systems were triggered shortly before 10 a.m. in the city of Sderot and communities in the Sha’ar Hanegev region of southern Israel.The Israel Defense Forces did not specify what caused the false alarm. In the past, such events have been triggered by large-caliber gunfire near the border, which the military’s sensitive detection systems misidentify as rocket fire.The flareup came amid reports that Israel and Hamas could be nearing a truce that would see a halt in the cross-border attacks and the easing of the blockade of the Strip.Adam Rasgon and Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy-'Palestine is not a country,' declares Jair Bolsonaro, who also says he will move Brasilia's embassy to Jerusalem if elected-By Marcus M. Gilban-TOI-AUG 9,18
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (JTA) — Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.“Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.He particularly slammed the fact that Palestinian Authority diplomatic representation is located less than two miles (3.2 kilometers) from the Planalto Palace, Brazil’s government headquarters.The right-wing lawmaker is a strong admirer and supporter of Israel. Elections are scheduled to be held in Brazil on October 7.Brazil recognized Palestine as an independent state in 2010 as part of former far-left President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva’s alignment with extremist governments such as Iran and Libya. At that time, Brazil donated $10 million to the Hamas terror group, which rules the Gaza Strip and is vowed to Israel’s destruction. Lula’s political heir, Dilma Rousseff, continued the anti-Israel sentiment during her term until she was impeached in 2016.Bolsonaro, a 62-year-old conservative politician who appears to be as pro-Israel as he is anti-gay and pro-law and order — nicknamed “Brazil’s Trump” — said he will seek to broaden the dialogue with Israel, the United States and Europe.The candidate has participated in a handful of television interviews in recent weeks, where he bragged that he has never been accused of corruption during his nearly 30-year political career and also repeated that he intends to move the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem.Like evangelical and deeply conservative politicians in the United States, Bolsonaro is divisive among Jewish voters, who tend to be socially liberal but want their representatives to be strongly pro-Israel.“My heart is green, yellow, blue and white,” Bolsonaro said to an audience of 400 at the Hebraica club in Rio in 2017 in a reference to the Israeli and Brazilian flags. He won big applause as he hailed the Jewish state for its power and social welfare system, saying it should inspire Latin America’s largest nation.Bolsonaro’s passionate supporters often refer to him by the nickname “Mito,” from the word myth or legend. With over 5.5 million Facebook followers, Bolsonaro was the top vote-getter among 46 congressmen elected from the area in 2014 and won his sixth consecutive term in 24 years. His three sons, also politicians, have been repeatedly photographed wearing T-shirts with messages in Hebrew.Brazil’s leftist workers’ party, or PT, has launched the official campaign backing Lula for president despite the fact that the charismatic former head of state is currently serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption and money laundering and in all likelihood will not be on the ballot.Local research institutes are carrying out polls with and without Lula, who ruled from 2003 to 2011, as an option. All polls that include his name have him tied with Bolsonaro.
IDF closes roads near Gaza over fears of revenge attack-Military cites recent threats, evacuation of Hamas outposts as driving decision to block highways near the Strip-By Judah Ari Gross-TOI-AUG 9,18
The military closed off a highway in southern Israel on Wednesday out of concerns that the Hamas terrorist group in the Gaza Strip may open fire at Israeli vehicles as revenge for an exchange the day before in which the army killed two Hamas members.The military said the decision to close Route 25 and several smaller service roads near the border was made in light of recent threats by Hamas and after IDF soldiers saw that the terror group had begun abandoning several of its positions in the Strip — a move Hamas generally takes as a precaution before carrying out attacks against Israel.“In light of Hamas statements and the evacuation of Hamas outposts, the Southern Command decided to increase readiness and to close a number of roadways in the Gaza periphery,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.Route 25 is the main highway leading to the Israeli community of Kibbutz Nahal Oz, located just outside the Gaza Strip. Residents of the area were told to use alternate routes.“Besides this, there are no special instructions for the home front,” the army said.On Tuesday, an IDF tank shelled a Hamas observation post along the Gaza border, killing two of the terror group’s fighters, after IDF soldiers nearby mistakenly believed shots had been fired at them.The army later confirmed that the gunshots were not fired at the soldiers, but were part of a Hamas training exercise inside the Strip. The IDF defended its decision to attack the observation post, telling the Haaretz newspaper that the shelling was justified given the information it had at the time.Hamas vowed to avenge its fallen members, saying it will not allow Israel to “impose a policy of bombing sites and targeting fighters without paying the price.”According to Channel 10 news, the army conveyed messages to Hamas via Egypt acknowledging the error, but insisting that retaliatory fire on IDF troops would not be tolerated.On Wednesday, the military said it would work to prevent any attacks against Israeli citizens by Hamas.“The IDF will act to ensure the security of residents of the [Gaza] area and will not allow civilians and IDF soldiers to be harmed. The IDF is prepared for a variety of scenarios,” the army said Wednesday.Hamas said the two dead men were snipers who participated in the drill, Ahmad Marjan and Abd al-Hafiz al-Silawi, both 23. Another six were injured in the Israeli strike, Palestinian media reported.The IDF released footage it said showed the Hamas men firing and the shell hitting the post.Earlier Wednesday, rocket sirens sounded in Israeli communities adjacent to the Gaza Strip, sending thousands of residents running to bomb shelters in what the military later said was a false alarm. The alarm systems were triggered shortly before 10 a.m. in the city of Sderot and communities in the Sha’ar Hanegev region of southern Israel.The Israel Defense Forces did not specify what caused the false alarm. In the past, such events have been triggered by large-caliber gunfire near the border, which the military’s sensitive detection systems misidentify as rocket fire.The flareup came amid reports that Israel and Hamas could be nearing a truce that would see a halt in the cross-border attacks and the easing of the blockade of the Strip.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
Religious paratroopers under fire for turning backs on female instructor-IDF says it will not tolerate 'disrespect' of teachers; women's group slams army for weak response to the incident-By Judah Ari Gross-TOI-AUG 9,18
Dozens of religious soldiers from the IDF’s Paratroopers Brigade refused to listen to a female parachuting instructor earlier this week, turning their backs to her when she tried to give them a demonstration.The incident came to light after the mother of the instructor, Shira Margalit, who runs a popular women’s news website, posted about it on Twitter on Wednesday morning.“I barely fell asleep last night after a hard day in which I had to hear my soldier daughter Noa, a parachuting instructor, tell me that when she was giving a demonstration to 70 paratroopers during an exercise, 50 of them turned their backs to her and stood themselves in lines because she was a woman!” Margalit wrote.The Israel Defense Forces later confirmed that the incident indeed took place, but disputed the number of soldiers involved in the protest.“Approximately 30 recruits who did not want to watch the presentation that was put on by the female soldier turned their heads [away from her],” the army said in a statement.According to the IDF, the soldiers were from a unit made up of religious yeshiva students.The army said the soldiers’ commander had a “conversation” with them following the incident, telling them that they would be kicked out of the parachuting course if they continued to show “disrespect” toward the female instructors.The instructor is the daughter of the head of IDF Operations, Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva.In its statement, the military said the IDF sees importance in maintaining an “egalitarian vision” and strives to conduct its activities “regardless of religion, race and gender.”The Israel Women’s Network activist group criticized the army for its limited response and implied that the IDF was being hypocritical by playing up the achievements of female soldiers while allowing situations like this to take place.“As the IDF is announcing that it is appointing the first female head of an air force flight squadron, there is a parallel reality in which male soldiers are allowed to humiliate a female soldier, only because she is a woman, and the response of the IDF spokesperson is that they held a clarifying conversation about the incident,” the group said in a statement.The organization said it scheduled a meeting with the head of the IDF’s Manpower Division in which it would present “dozens of testimonies from female soldiers” who were similarly insulted.“[The representatives from the organization] will clarify that the IDF must protect the dignity of female soldiers. The only way to do this is with institutional training and severe punishment for those who violate army orders,” the Israel Women’s Network said.On Tuesday, the IDF announced it was appointing the first female commander of a flight squadron: the Nachshon Squadron, which operates surveillance aircraft.The 34-year-old transport plane pilot, whose name cannot be published for security reasons, will replace the current commander of the squadron in the coming months.“I’m happy about the appointment,” she said, in a statement from the military. “It is a great privilege along with a great responsibility. The true work is still ahead. I am proud to serve in the Air Force.”In addition to the IDF’s announcement on Tuesday about the female squadron commander, the paratrooper incident also came as the military saw the largest number of women joining combat units.Some 1,000 women were inducted into the military to serve in combat units this summer, 150 more female recruits than in 2017 and nearly double the total amount of female combat soldiers that served in the IDF in 2012, 547, according to IDF statistics.The issue of female soldiers interacting with religious servicemen has long been a bone of contention in Israeli society. Proponents of gender integration maintain that it is necessary to ensure equality for men and women, while opponents claim that it violates religious soldiers’ right to practice their faith.Male soldiers who serve in ultra-Orthodox, or Haredi, units are generally not required to interact with female troops, though most other religious soldiers must receive special permission to get out of activities with members of the opposite sex.Controversies about the issue typically arise over IDF dress codes — specifically for sports and other activities that take place out of uniform — or over women singing at ceremonies, which some religious soldiers refuse to listen to.In April, for instance, a female IDF officer was reportedly told she could not read a prayer for fallen soldiers at her unit’s commemoration ceremony for Memorial Day out of consideration for religious troops. The military later said the incident was a “mistake,” which was not in line with army policy.
Contradicting Netanyahu, EU says it hasn’t stopped funding left-wing association-Bloc says it is merely 'examining possible breaches of contractual obligations' by Freedom Protection Council, denies move has anything to do with Israeli pressure campaign-By Michael Bachner-TOI-AUG 9,18
The European Union on Wednesday denied Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that the bloc had agreed to halt its funding for an Israeli association of left-wing groups, saying it was merely “examining possible breaches of contractual obligations.”A day after Netanyahu declared that the decision to terminate funds for the Freedom Protection Council stemmed from Israeli pressure, the EU said in a statement that such decisions were “for the EU to take, and for the EU alone.”Israel charges that the Freedom Protection Council, established in 2017 by Arab-Israeli media freedom NGO I’lam, seeks to “delegitimize” Israel.It is composed of representatives of dozens of leftist Israeli NGOs including B’Tselem and Adalah, with the stated objective of fighting attempts to limit democratic freedoms in the country and resisting attacks on human rights groups.It has been accused by right-wing websites and organizations of incitement, of describing Israeli actions in terms of “apartheid” and “war crimes,” and of working to undermine legislation pushed by the government.“The EU is examining possible breaches of contractual obligations by the beneficiary of EU funds in Israel for a project called the ‘Freedom Protection Council,'” a spokesman for the EU said, appearing to deny Netanyahu’s insinuation that the step was politically motivated. “We will take further steps on the basis of the assessment.”“The EU rigorously implements all contracts signed with beneficiaries of EU funds in accordance with the strict financial rules in place,” the statement continued.“In this regard, decisions by the EU to fund or to terminate funding for specific projects implemented by civil society organizations legally operating in a third country are decisions for the EU to take, and for the EU alone,” it said.The statement concluded by saying the EU “remains firmly committed to protecting freedom of expression and freedom of association in line with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. We will continue to support civil society organizations which play an essential role in any democratic society, in fostering pluralism and in promoting international law, human rights, and democratic values, in Israel, in the EU and across the world.”On Tuesday, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that “following diplomatic efforts by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the European Union announced it will immediately halt its funding for and association with the ‘Freedom Protection Council,’ an NGO operating in Israel.”The statement said the association “undermines Israel’s right to exist and tries to blacken the state’s image around the world.”Netanyahu was quoted as saying: “This is just the beginning. We will continue to take determined action against organizations that try to delegitimize the State of Israel and strive to blacken the state’s and the IDF’s name around the world.”According to the Delegation of the European Union to Israel’s website, the EU originally said it would supply the Freedom Protection Council with more than €400,000 in funds between January 2017 and December 2019.“The overall objective of this action is to ensure active engagement of Civil Society Organizations by countering systemic barriers that limit their participation in policymaking processes,” the EU said on its website.
Breaking record, 1,000 women join IDF combat units this summer-Military figures on unprecedented female enlistment to field units come a day after air force announces appointment of the first woman commander of a flight squadron-By Judah Ari Gross-TOI-AUG 9,18
Some 1,000 women were inducted into the Israel Defense Forces to serve in combat units this summer, the most to do so in the country’s history.This new record comes as the military is having female soldiers take on more and more combat roles.According to military figures, in total 1,050 women joined combat units over the past year, approximately 1,000 of them during the summer, when the army has its draft days for these combat units.This was 150 more female recruits than in 2017, the army said.The number of new recruits was also nearly double the total number of female combat soldiers who served in the IDF in 2012 — 547.This summer’s record-breaking figure drew commendation by feminist groups and politicians.“The numbers show the IDF’s operational need for female soldiers. I praise the chief of staff and the army for continuing this trend, especially when other voices have been heard recently,” said Galia Wolloch, the head of the Na’amat women’s group.Deputy Minister Michael Oren also lauded the recruitment record.“In the past month, another 1,000 female soldiers drafted into field units — an all-time record. Gender equality is good for everyone. A happy recruitment to you all,” Oren tweeted.The announcement about the record-high female recruitment came a day after the air force said it was appointing its first female commander of a flight squadron: the Nachshon Squadron, which operates surveillance aircraft.The 34-year-old transport plane pilot, whose name cannot be published for security reasons, will replace the current commander of the squadron in the coming months.“I’m happy about the appointment,” she said, in a statement from the military. “It is a great privilege along with a great responsibility. The true work is still ahead. I am proud to serve in the Air Force.”In recent years, the number of female combat soldiers has skyrocketed, nearly quintupling in the span of five years.Critics of gender integration often decry it as a dangerous social experiment with potential ramifications for national security, while defenders generally trumpet it as a long-needed measure, one that has already been implemented in many Western countries.Detractors note that some requirements for the female combat soldiers have been lowered — which they say is a sign that effectiveness is being sacrificed — and that servicewomen tend to suffer stress injuries at a higher rate than their male counterparts.The army insists that it is allowing more women to serve in combat positions out of practical considerations, not due to a social agenda, saying it requires all the woman- and manpower available to it.
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.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)
THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.
FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Indonesia quake deaths top 130, aid effort intensifies-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 9, 2018
BANGSAL, Indonesia — Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed more than 130 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble.The national disaster agency stood by its latest death toll of 131 from Sunday's quake despite other government agencies including the military reporting much higher figures.The governor of the province that includes Lombok where the quake was centred , the military, the national search and rescue agency and regent of North Lombok issued different death tolls that ranged from 226 to 381.But disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement the information from those sources was incomplete and hadn't been cross-checked for duplication. He has said several times that the number of deaths will increase. An interagency meeting will be held Thursday to compare information, Nugroho said.As the aid effort stepped up, volunteers and rescue personnel erected more temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on Lombok by the magnitude 7.0 quake.Water, which has been in short supply due to a prolonged dry spell on the island, as well as food and medical supplies were being distributed from trucks. The military said it sent five planes carrying food, medicine, blankets, field tents and water tankers.Still, government assistance was barely a trickle in the west Lombok village of Kekait where Zulas Triani, an elementary school teacher who was sharing a tent with 30 others, said they had received only a basket with three noodle packets, five eggs and a small ration of water."My house was flattened. We are all frustrated to live like this — in a tent without certainty. Where should we go if we have no house anymore, nowhere to live?" said the mother of 15- and 9-year-old girls."I don't know how to rebuild on my own. We're all relying on the government to help. I do hope the government can help," she said.Nearly 1,500 people have been hospitalized with serious injuries and more than 156,000 have been displaced due to the extensive damage to thousands of homes. Thousands of people have been sleeping in makeshift shelters or out in the open.At a collapsed mosque in Bangsal district, emergency workers in orange uniforms removed a woman's body from the ruins on Wednesday morning. A green and yellow dome rested on the pile of rubble, the only part of the structure still intact.Authorities said all the tourists who wanted to be evacuated from three outlying vacation islands due to power blackouts and damage to hotels had left by boat, some 5,000 people in all.The quake was the second in a week to hit Lombok. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake on July 29 killed 16 people and cracked and weakened many structures, amplifying the damage that occurred in Sunday's quake.Like its famous neighbour Bali, Lombok is known for beaches, mountains and a lush interior. Hotels and other buildings in both locations are not allowed to exceed the height of coconut trees.Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because of its location on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. In December 2004, a massive magnitude 9.1 earthquake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries.___Associated Press writers Niniek Karmini and Todd Pitman in Kekait, Indonesia, and Ali Kotarumalos in Jakarta, Indonesia, contributed to this report.Andi Jatmiko, The Associated Press.
Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 9, 2018
LAKEPORT, Calif. — The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it's only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history.Some 14,000 firefighters from as far away as Florida and even New Zealand are struggling to curb 18 fires in the midst of a sweltering summer that has seen wind-whipped flames carve their way through national forest land and rural areas, threaten urban areas and incinerate neighbourhoods ."For whatever reason, fires are burning much more intensely, much more quickly than they were before," said Mark A. Hartwig, president of the California Fire Chiefs Association.California is seeing earlier, longer and more destructive wildfire seasons because of drought, warmer weather attributed to climate change and home construction deeper into the forests.Some of the largest fires have erupted just within the past few weeks as the state has seen record-setting temperatures — and the historically worst months of wildfire season are still to come.In Southern California, a smoky forest fire raged Wednesday in mostly unoccupied land — but firefighting crews were concerned the flames could race down hillsides toward foothill communities.The blaze churning through the Cleveland National Forest south of Los Angeles was just 5 per cent contained.Flames that erupted Monday have blackened nearly 6-and-a-half square miles (17 square kilometres ) of dry brush and timber. Several cabins have burned and two rural canyons and some campgrounds have been evacuated.In Northern California, the record-setting Mendocino Complex — twin fires being fought as a single conflagration — gained ground Wednesday but more slowly because its own smoke covered the area and lowered the temperature, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.The flames, which had burned 470 square miles (1,217 square kilometres ), were raging in mostly remote areas but 116 homes were destroyed. Two firefighters have been injured.Fire crews expect to gain control of the massive blaze in September, the state forestry and fire protection agency said.The blaze that broke out July 27 initially spread quickly because of what officials said was a perfect combination of weather, rugged topography and abundant brush and timber turned to tinder by years of drought.Resources also were thin at first because thousands of firefighters already were battling a fire hundreds of miles north. That fire, which spread into the city of Redding, killed six people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. The so-called Carr Fire was less than half contained.In becoming the biggest fire in California history, the Mendocino Complex fire broke a record set just eight months ago. A blaze in Southern California in December killed two people, burned 440 square miles (1,140 square kilometres ) and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings.California's firefighting costs have more than tripled from $242 million in the 2013 fiscal year to $773 million in the 2018 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to Cal Fire."We're in uncharted territory," Gov. Jerry Brown warned last week. "Since civilization emerged 10,000 years ago, we haven't had this kind of heat condition, and it's going to continue getting worse. That's the way it is."___Associated Press writers Don Thompson in Sacramento, California, and Lorin Eleni Gill and Olga Rodriguez in San Francisco also contributed to this report.The Associated Press.
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
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).
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.
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)
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)
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)
Wife of Syrian leader Bashar Assad diagnosed with breast cancer-Tweet by presidency says Asma Assad has begun treatment for a malignant tumor discovered at early stage-By AFP-TOI-AUG 9,18
DAMASCUS, Syria — The wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad has begun treatment for early-stage breast cancer, the presidency said on Wednesday.“Asma Assad is beginning the first stage of treatment for a malignant tumor in the breast that was discovered at an early stage,” the presidency announced on its social media accounts.The announcement came with a photo of the first lady in loose clothing and trainers, sitting on a chair in a hospital room with an intravenous drip inserted in her left hand.She was smiling at her husband, President Bashar Assad, who sat to her right.The presidency did not specify where the first lady was being treated, but the word “military” was printed on a blanket visible in the picture, indicating she was likely in a government-run military hospital.Born in 1975, the British-born former investment banker styled herself as a progressive rights advocate and was seen as the modern side of the Assad dynasty.She rarely appeared in public during the first few years of the civil war, which began in 2011, but over the past two years has been much more active at charity events.Asma, whose father is a cardiologist and whose mother is a diplomat, has two sons and a daughter with Assad.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.
Saudi Arabia crucifies Myanmar man convicted of murder-Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen charged of breaking into woman's home, stabbing her to death, robbing her home and attempted rape-By AP-TOI-AUG 9,18
Saudi Arabia has said it executed and crucified a man from Myanmar convicted of killing a woman and carrying out other crimes.The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on the execution Wednesday, saying it was carried out in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.It said Elias Abulkalaam Jamaleddeen entered a Myanmar woman’s home firing a gun and then stabbed her to death. He was convicted of robbing her home and another home, attempted rape, and stealing firearms and ammunition.The report said his conviction was upheld by the courts and his execution was endorsed by King Salman.Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s top executioners, though crucifixions — in which the condemned is usually beheaded and then the body put on display — are rare.Riyadh has recently faced criticism of its human rights record, as the United States and European Union said they were seeking details about the arrest of women’s rights activists in the kingdom.Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over criticism of its arrest of the activists.
China, Germany defend Iran business ties as U.S. sanctions grip-[Reuters]-By Ben Blanchard and Michelle Martin-YAHOONEWS-August 9, 2018
BEIJING/BERLIN (Reuters) - China and Germany defended their business ties with Iran on Wednesday in the face of President Donald Trump's warning that any companies trading with the Islamic Republic would be barred from the United States.The comments from Beijing and Berlin signaled growing anger from partners of the United States, which reimposed strict sanctions against Iran on Tuesday, over its threat to penalize businesses from third countries that continue to operate there."China has consistently opposed unilateral sanctions and long-armed jurisdiction," the Chinese foreign ministry said."China's commercial cooperation with Iran is open and transparent, reasonable, fair and lawful, not violating any United Nations Security Council resolutions," it added in a faxed statement to Reuters."China's lawful rights should be protected."The German government said U.S. sanctions against Iran that have an extra-territorial effect violate international law, and Germany expects Washington to consider European interests when coming up with such sanctions.The reimposition of U.S. sanctions followed Trump's decision earlier this year to pull out of a 2015 deal to lift the punitive measures in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program designed to prevent it from building an atomic bomb.Iran's highest authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said meanwhile the country had nothing to be concerned about, a report on his official website said in an apparent reference to the imposition of the U.S. sanctions-"With regard to our situation do not be worried at all. Nobody can do anything," Khamenei said recently, the website reported. "There is no doubt about this."Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking in a meeting with North Korea's foreign minister, said that America could not be trusted, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency."Today, America is identified as an unreliable and untrustworthy country in the world which does not adhere to any of its obligations," Rouhani said.Tuesday's sanctions target Iran's purchases of U.S. dollars, metals trading, coal, industrial software and the auto sector.Trump tweeted on Tuesday: "These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States."-EUROPEANS WITHDRAW-European countries, hoping to persuade Tehran to continue to respect the deal, have promised to try to lessen the blow of sanctions and to urge their firms not to pull out. But that has proved difficult: European companies have quit Iran, arguing that they cannot risk their U.S. business.Among those that have suspended plans to invest in Iran are France's oil major Total, its big carmakers PSA and Renault, and their German rival Daimler.Danish engineering company Haldor Topsoe, one of the world's leading industrial catalyst producers, said on Wednesday it would cut around 200 jobs from its workforce of 2,700 due to the new U.S sanctions on Iran, which made it very hard for its customers there to finance new projects.The chief executive of reinsurance group Munich Re said it may abandon its Iran business under pressure from the United States, but described the operation as very small.Turkey, however, said it would continue to buy natural gas from Iran."SIMPLISTIC IDEA"-In Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted by an Iranian newspaper as saying that a U.S. plan to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero would not succeed.U.S. officials have said in recent weeks that they aim to pressure countries to stop buying oil from Iran in a bid to force Tehran to halt its nuclear and missile programs and involvement in regional conflicts in Syria and Iraq."If the Americans want to keep this simplistic and impossible idea in their minds they should also know its consequences," Zarif told the Iran newspaper. "They can’t think that Iran won’t export oil and others will export."Rouhani hinted last month that Iran could block the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil shipping route, if the U.S. attempted to stop the Islamic Republic’s oil exports.Trump responded by noting that Iran could face serious consequences if it threatened the United States."The Americans have assembled a war room against Iran," Zarif said. "We can't get drawn into a confrontation with America by falling into this war room trap and playing on a battlefield."Iran has dismissed a last-minute offer from the Trump administration for talks, saying it could not negotiate while Washington had reneged on the 2015 deal to lift sanctions.In a speech hours before the sanctions were due to take effect on Tuesday, Rouhani rejected negotiations as long as Washington was no longer complying with the deal."If you stab someone with a knife and then you say you want talks, then the first thing you have to do is remove the knife," Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television.(Writing by Mark Trevelyan,; Additional reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh in Beirut, Editing by William Maclean)
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