Remembering Not To Forget
Why are there so many stressed out, mentally ill, physically worn and old before their time? It is because they have ignored (forgotten) the Commandment in the Ten which starts out with "REMEMBER". By the way - it's the Fourth One!
Can you quote it? Have you heard anyone preach on it in the last few years? Why not? Here it is - (Commit it to your memory):
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yahovah your God.
In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Yahovah blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it." (Exodus 20:8-11)
There is a bunch to exegete in this Commandment, but we will get to that in a little while!
Let's start out with an article that explains the mindset of those - just here in America:
America's Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted
Why do so many people—particularly women—seem to have so much on their plates?
Our family lives, family structures and the workforce has changed utterly in the last half century, and yet our workplaces, the policies everyone knows look nice on the books but are the kiss of death to take, our laws, and our attitudes have yet to catch up with our reality. That’s where the swirl of "the overwhelm" begins.
But it doesn’t stop there. I soon discovered that men are beginning to feel as much or more overwhelm than women, now that so many no longer just want to be the distant provider father, or just the fun Dad or helper parent, but truly involved at home. They’re doing now what women did 30 years ago—giving up time for sleep and personal care and spending almost all their “leisure” time with their kids. And I discovered how much longer and extreme work hours—which have been climbing since the 1980s—the constant dings and pings of technology and a new cultural value of busyness is now ramping the feeling of overwhelm for everyone.
Economists have noted how work hours for white collar, college-educated workers began to become extreme in about the 1980s, and at the same time, social surveys were picking up a heightened sense of economic insecurity in this same group. Some people say we’re working more because we want more stuff (like that stupid Cadillac commercial that made me so angry I wrote a piece about it).
While it’s true that household debt and spending on “luxury” items have gone up at the same time, it’s also true that wages have been stagnating and the costs of basic things like health care, housing, and education have gone through the roof—the cost of college has blown up nearly 900 percent in recent decades. When was the last time anyone outside hedge fund managers and the 1 percent got a 900 percent raise?
Against that backdrop comes technology and the ability to be connected 24/7 - which leads to a feeling of constantly being “on call,” that you can never quite get away from work, that the boundaries that used to keep work more contained have bled and spilled over into the hours of the day that used to be for family, for self, for leisure, for sleep.
May I remind you that God had set a provision that would keep us from this run down, worn out, stressed out condition. Yahweh Commanded that we take time to pause for Peace.
One more article before we do our study:
The science of Sabbath: How people are rediscovering rest—and claiming its benefits
January 25, 2019
Every Friday evening for nearly a decade, Shlain and her family have unplugged their devices and spent the next 24 hours offline in what she calls a “Technology Shabbat.”
“As our society becomes more oversaturated with technology, I feel like it’s the thing we need right now,” she said.
Tech Shabbat is a modern twist on an ancient religious practice, which is attracting the attention of burned-out millennials and others who are exhausted by trying to keep up in an increasingly connected and fast-paced world.
And there’s some science to support the idea that practicing a day of rest — including time away from social media and digital devices — benefits longevity and both mental and physical health.
Observing the Sabbath means trusting that if she takes time off, the world won’t spin out of control, said Trent, author of “For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community.” It’s an act of humility that puts God at the center of her life, not herself. READ MORE:
May this study bring you REST which was part of Yahweh's plan to bless you...
"Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
"If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, From doing your pleasure on My holy day, And call the Sabbath a delight, The holy day of the LORD honorable, And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, Nor finding your own pleasure, Nor speaking your own words,
Then you shall delight yourself in the LORD; And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of Yahovah has spoken." (Isaiah 58:12 -14)
The prophet declares a breach (break) in God's Way. Some will be called to repair the break and admonish others to get back on board the original design of His Will. The Break in the contract: The Sabbath. One day, this break would be repaired and many would ride upon the high places of the Earth because they have lined their selves up with the call to return back to His Special Day.
Oh - and by the way, what the Almighty speaks out of His Mouth - we may want to pay attention to it. There is a blessing in it.
This topic is of vital importance to believers who still believe God has parameters set for mankind to walk in. I find it very odd that someone should speak negatively about Yahweh's Law. Obviously, it is a clear cut mandate to love. The Memorial of Yeshua's (Jesus') Creative act has been ridiculed as some ancient relic, and considered to be non-relevant to "spiritual believers" today.
The prophecies are very clear that one day we will be judged according to whether your faith was strong enough to believe in Jesus' Will to obey. According to our Savior, at the time of reckoning :
"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' ( Matthew 7:21-23)
It is here that many will be justifying their faith with what appears to be manifestations of the miraculous. But Jesus calls them "lawbreakers". They played the part - all the while they are those who do it without obedience.
Believers do not abide in obedience because they have to. They keep their honor to the Savior because they want to. there is a big difference between a "legalist", and a "loyalist". So why do I bring up this subject? Because it is very important to Yahweh that you understand the importance of how this Commandent (not a request or a suggestion) is set apart as special to your Creator.
There are many objections (mainly centered around the Law). In this study, we will examine carefully into whether God's Law is still valid for believers today. Up front, the love that we have for Jesus shouldn't allow questions as to why Jesus Commanded something. We follow it because we know it is for our well being:
"If you love Me, keep My Commandments." (John 14:15)
"By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome." (1 John 5:2-3)
"Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." (1 John 2:3-4)
" Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus." ( Revelation 14:12 )
The Devil hates the true believers: Who are they identified as?
"And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." (Revelation 12:17)
Without going into the "Law Objectors" reasoning at this moment, let's get started with our subject at hand:
12 Valid Reasons to Honor that which Yahweh Commanded to Remember the Seventh Day Sabbath:
Fact # 1: Jesus blessed, sanctified, and rested Himself in the sealing of His Creative Act:
“On the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He RESTED on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God BLESSED the seventh day and SANCTIFIED it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. (Genesis 2:2-3)
The Sabbath is rooted, grounded, and anchored in the Creative act of Yahweh. Nowhere in the scriptures do I find one place where Jesus removed the blessing or the sanctity of it. If He blessed it - then man ought to pay attention to it. Long before the Jewish nation was formed - the Sabbath was implemented in the Creation Story. So – the Sabbath is not exclusively Jewish
Fact # 2: Long before the law of Moses was ever given, the Sabbath was instituted. In fact, the father of faith - Abraham knew about it and kept it:
"Abraham obeyed My Voice and kept My charge, My Commandments, My statutes, and My Laws.'' (Genesis 26:5)
Long before Moses showed up, the Commandments were in place. If they weren’t already known, Cain would have had no sin when he murdered his brother.
Fact # 3: After the 400 year bondage in Egypt, Jesus for 40 years in the wilderness (1 Corinthians 10:3) rained bread from heaven and commanded Israel not to go out on the seventh day. He specifically told them that it was a test of there faithfulness (Exodus 16:4) This was BEFORE the law was given at Mt. Sinai.
Fact# 4 When Israel disregarded the seventh day, God was disappointed:
"And Moses said, eat that to day; for to day is a Sabbath unto the Lord: to day ye shall not find it in the field. Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath, in it there shall be none. And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse will you refuse to keep my Commandments and my laws? (Exodus 16; 27-30)
Keep in mind the Ten Commandment tablets had not yet been made.
Fact # 5: The 4th Commandment was the only commandment which identified Jesus as the Creator.
Israel already had been keeping it...that's why God said: "REMEMBER".
(They already knew about it)
To forget the Sabbath - would be to forget the Creator (Exodus 20:8-11) That’s why Darwinism is so popular today.
Fact #6: Jesus said the Sabbath was made for man (Mark 2:27-28)
Can you imagine how disappointed Jesus must be to make a special day for man, and mankind doesn't regard it as important? If you make an appointment for the seventh day, and the person that you made it for doesn't show up until the next day, would you be a little put out? He made it for mankind to enjoy, regenerate, and recharge the physical, mental, and spiritual battery that runs down after 6 days of labor.
Fact # 7: Looking down past the time of His Resurrection, Jesus made a command not to flee in the winter neither on the Sabbath:
“pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. for then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Evidently Jesus still regarded the Sabbath as important. If it is no longer valid or important, why would Jesus look into the future and command for the one who has ears to hear to pay attention to the Sabbath? Jesus looked down to the end and commanded those living in that day not to flee on the Sabbath. Evidently Jesus placed special significance to that day (He reaffirmed it's validity- after the cross).
Fact # 9: Jesus said that until heaven and earth pass the Sabbath would still be in place:
""For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled."(Matthew 5:18)
Not one precept of God's Moral Law will change - ever.
Fact # 10: In the new heaven and new earth, the faithful will be coming together to worship on the Sabbath:
"For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me,'' says the Lord, "So shall your descendants and your name remain. And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,'' says the Lord.
Fact #11: The disciples regarded the Sabbath after the cross as important:
"And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next SABBATH. Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God. And the next SABBATH day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God."
The Sabbath (after the cross) was kept and both Jew and the GENTILE. They went out on the SABBATH (the whole city) to hear God's Word -(reinstated-reaffirmed)
Ten Reasons Why the Sabbath is Not Jewish:
1) Adam and Eve were not Jewish. “God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it” (Genesis 2:3) before sin entered. “Sanctified” means “to be set apart for holy use.” The only ones in the Garden of Eden for whom the Sabbath was “set apart” were Adam and Eve, who weren’t Jewish.
2) “The Sabbath was made for man.” Mark 2:27. Jesus said this. It was “made” in the Garden of Eden before it was “written” down on Mount Sinai. The Sabbath was “made” for “man,” not just Jews.
3) The other nine commandments are not “just for Jews.” God wrote “Ten Commandments” on stone, not just nine (See Deut. 4:12, 13; Ex. 20). Does “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” and “Do not bear false witness” apply only to Jews?
4) “The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.” Exodus 20:10. God calls the Sabbath, “my holy day.” Isaiah 58:13. The Bible never calls it “the Sabbath of the Jews.” It isn’t their Sabbath, but God’s.
5) The Sabbath commandment is for the “stranger” too. The fourth commandment itself says the “stranger” is to rest on the Sabbath. Exodus 20:10. “Strangers” are non-Jews, or Gentiles. Thus the Sabbath applies to them too. Read also Isaiah 56:6.
6) Isaiah said Gentiles should keep the Sabbath. “Also the sons of the stranger … every one that keeps the Sabbath … for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people .” Isaiah 56:6, 7. Thus the Sabbath is for Gentiles and “all people,” not just for Jews.
7) “All” mankind will keep the Sabbath in the New Earth. In “the new earth … from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says the Lord.” Isaiah 66:22, 23. Here God says that “all flesh” we will be keeping the Sabbath in “the new earth.” If this is the case – and it is – shouldn’t we start now?
8) Gentiles kept the Sabbath in the Book of Acts. “The Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath … Paul and Barnabas … persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.”‘ Acts 13:42, 43. Here saved-by-grace Gentiles kept the Sabbath (see also verse 44).
9) “The law” [of Ten Commandments] is for “all the world,” not just for Jews. Paul wrote these words. Read Romans 2:17-23; 3:19, 23.
10) Luke was a Gentile who kept the Sabbath. Luke was the only Gentile who wrote any New Testament books (he wrote The Gospel According to St. Luke and The Acts of the Apostles). Luke traveled with Paul and wrote, “On the Sabbath we went out of the city by a river side.” Acts 16:13. It was the seventh-day Sabbath, the memorial of the creation (see Ex. 20:11). Both Luke and Paul knew it.
Fact # 12: Paul was a Sabbath keeper: He continued obeying it
"Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three SABBATH days reasoned with them out of the scriptures". (Acts 17:2)
"After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; and he reasoned in the synagogue EVERY SABBATH, and persuaded the Jews and the GREEKS.
And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them."
(Acts 18:1, 4)
Paul preached to the Corinth SABBATHKEEPING believers EVERY SABBATH for a year and a half (84 consecutive Sabbaths) long after the resurrection. (The Sabbath confirmed and reinstated by Paul.)
Common Objections to the 7th Day Sabbath:
# 1: "The first day of the week is Sunday and this is the day the people gathered. This passage can easily be seen as the church meeting on Sunday, though it does not necessitate it. It has two important church functions within it: breaking bread (communion) and a message (preaching/teaching)."
Answer to objection:
"And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers…and they, continuing DAILY with one accord in the temple, and BREAKING BREAD from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,"(Acts 2:42,46)
Just because they broke bread on the first day of the week doesn't make it important.
In fact, the scripture said they were DAILY together in the temple and breaking bread!!!
Another reason for Sunday worship:
#2: "Notice here that Paul is directing the churches to meet on the first day of each week and put money aside:
“On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.”( 1 Corinthians 16:2) It would seem that this is tithing. So, the instructed time for the church to meet is Sunday, the first day of the week and it is that day the churches were to set money aside collections. Is this an official worship day set up by the church? You decide."
First of all this was NOT instruction to the all of the churches. This was instruction for CORINTH. Paul is NOT directing the churches, but the individuals to LAY ASIDE some money so that when he came around he could COLLECT it: "On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up".
Secondly, the Corinthian church kept the Sabbath:
"After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to CORINTH; "and he reasoned in the synagogue EVERY SABBATH, and persuaded the Jews and the GREEKS.
And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them."
Paul preached to the Corinth SABBATHKEEPING believers EVERY SABBATH for a year and a half (84 consecutive sabbaths) . Corinth was not instructed to go to church on Sunday. According to the evidence, this is not an official worship day.
#3: Sunday worship reasoning: The Lord’s Day is Sunday
"I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet"(Revelation 1:10). The adjectival construction suggests that it was a formal designation of the church’s worship day. As such it certainly appears early in the 2nd century. In many churches today, the term "The Lord’s Day" is used to designate Sunday, the same as it was in the second century."
Ex 20:10 " But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God"
Isaiah 58:13: " "If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on MY HOLY DAY, and call the Sabbath a delight, the HOLY DAY OF THE LORD honorable" Biblically the Lord’s Day is the Seventh Day Sabbath
Mark 2:28: "the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath."
It is very evident that the "Lord's Day" is the Sabbath.
#4) Sunday is the day that the Lord Jesus rose from the dead
Just because Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday doesn't make the DAY any more special than the DAY of His Birth (not December 25th - by the way), or the DAY of His Crucifixtion, or the DAY of His Death. Each event was equally important in the plan of salvation.
Jesus never gave a hint while He was alive to change HIS SABBATH to another day.
#5: We keep Sunday because Jesus was raised from the dead on the first day (Sunday)
For those who will propagate that Jesus and the disciples changed the Sabbath to Sunday in honor of the Resurrection, please consider how believers celebrate Resurrection:
"Do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,"(Romans 6:3-5)
We celebrate and align ourselves with the Resurrection by baptism.
#6: There are no New Testament references that re-instate the Sabbath
Hebrews 4: "Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, as I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. There REMAINS therefore a rest (sabbatimos - keeping of the sabbath) to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His."(Hebrews 4:1, 3-4, 9-10)
The writer of Hebrews says that the Sabbath remains intact, and we should rest on it as God did from His. Again we liken ourselves with the model Jesus set before us.
#7: The Sabbath is Sunday
According to the Scriptures the Sabbath (7th day) is clearly separate (distinct) from Sunday (1st day):
"Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment. Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared."(Luke 23:56-24:1)
"Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen."(Mark 15:42, 16:1-2)
"Now AFTER the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb."(Matthew 28:1)
Note: The first day of the week (Sunday) was never called the Sabbath (7th day). It might also be noted that the testament of these disciples were written at many years after the Resurrection. Never once did they ever hint that the Sabbath had been changed to Sunday (1st day of the week).
#8: It doesn’t matter what day you keep:
"One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it."(Rom 14:5-6)
All of us must be “persuaded in our own minds”: If I observe the Sabbath because of my loyalism (not legalism) to Yahweh, I do it for Him... for no one else. For me, it’s a love issue:
"If you love Me, keep My Commandments.” (John 14:15)
If a believer observes another day, that is between him and His Maker. Again, all of us must be convinced one way or another. For some Sunday is the day - for some Sabbath.
Ultimately - God has the final say-so on it.
#9: The Sabbath is a shadow and done away with:
"let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ. "(Col 2:16)
Jesus overshadows any type or shadow. He is the all in all. Shadows point to something. Shadows are prophetic. Jesus doesn’t nullify the Sabbaths. They are prophetic in nature. They all prefigure something. The Passover was prophetic, the Feast of Harvest points forward to the finality of Yahweh’s Harvest at the end. I will not judge you. Yahweh is the Judge!
#10: No one knows when the Sabbath is
It is also important to know that in over 100 ancient languages, the Seventh Day is still regarded as Sabbath (ex: "Sabbado – Espanol) applied to Saturday. Just go to the encyclopedia and do some research on it. This may help you.
Because Jesus is in it (the Sabbath) - so am I:
He made it (Genesis 2:1-3; John 1:3; Col 1:16)
It is God's Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11) - "Sabbath of the Lord (Jesus) thy God"
It is His (Jesus') "Holy Day" (Isa 58:13) - "My holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy day of the Lord".
He calls Himself Lord of it (Mark 2:28) - "the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath.''
He made it for Steve (mankind - Mark 2:27) ""The Sabbath was made for man".
Now - Let's get the opinion of Bible scholars who have invested their whole lives to the study of Scripture. Here are some shocking statements from those who know better:
Catholics who brag on how it started as a tradition of the Catholic Church:
"You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify"
(James Cardinal Gibbons, Faith of our Fathers, 88th ed., p. 89).
"Q: Which is the Sabbath day?
"A: Saturday is the Sabbath day.
"Q: Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
"A: We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea, transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday"
(Peter Geiermann, The Convert's Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, 1957, p. 50).
"Nowhere in the Bible do we find that Christ or the Apostles ordered that the Sabbath be changed from Saturday to Sunday. We have the commandment of God given to Moses to keep holy the Sabbath day, that is the 7th day of the week, Saturday. Today most Christians keep Sunday because it has been revealed to us by the [Roman Catholic] church outside the Bible"
("To Tell You the Truth," The Catholic Virginian, Oct. 3, 1947, p. 9).
"But since Saturday, not Sunday, is specified in the Bible, isn't it curious that non-Catholics who profess to take their religion directly from the Bible, and not the Church, observe Sunday instead of Saturday? Yes of course, it is inconsistent; but this change was made about 15 centuries before Protestantism was born, and by that time the custom was universally observed. They have continued the custom, even though it rests upon the authority of the Catholic Church and not upon an explicit text in the Bible"
(Dr. John O'Brien, Faith of Millions, pp. 543-544).
James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of our Fathers, 88th ed., pp. 89.
"But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify."
Stephen Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism 3rd ed., p. 174.
"Question: Have you any other way of proving that the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?
"Answer: Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her-she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority."
John Laux, A Course in Religion for Catholic High Schools and Academies (1 936), vol. 1, P. 51.
"Some theologians have held that God likewise directly determined the Sunday as the day of worship in the New Law, that He Himself has explicitly substituted the Sunday for the Sabbath. But this theory is now entirely abandoned. It is now commonly held that God simply gave His Church the power to set aside whatever day or days she would deem suitable as Holy Days. The Church chose Sunday, the first day of the week, and in the course of time added other days as holy days."
Daniel Ferres, ed., Manual of Christian Doctrine (1916), p.67.
"Question: How prove you that the Church hath power to command feasts and holy days?
"Answer. By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of, and therefore they fondly contradict themselves, by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feasts commanded by the same Church.'
James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (1877-1921), in a signed letter.
"Is Saturday the seventh day according to the Bible and the Ten Commandments? I answer yes. Is Sunday the first day of the week and did the Church change the seventh day -Saturday - for Sunday, the first day? I answer yes . Did Christ change the day'? I answer no!
The Catholic Mirror, official publication of James Cardinal Gibbons, Sept. 23, 1893.
"For example, nowhere in the Bible do we find that Christ or the Apostles ordered that the Sabbath be changed from Saturday to Sunday. We have the commandment of God given to Moses to keep holy the Sabbath day, that is the 7th day of the week, Saturday. Today most Christians keep Sunday because it has been revealed to us by the[Roman Catholic] church outside the Bible."
Peter Geiermann, C.S.S.R., The Converts Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957), p. 50.
"Nowhere in the Bible is it stated that worship should be changed from Saturday to Sunday .... Now the Church ... instituted, by God's authority, Sunday as the day of worship. This same Church, by the same divine authority, taught the doctrine of Purgatory long before the Bible was made. We have, therefore, the same authority for Purgatory as we have for Sunday."
Peter R. Kraemer, Catholic Church Extension Society (1975),Chicago, Illinois.
MUCH MORE ON THIS TO COME!!!!
At a deceptively serene Temple Mount, in the eye of the storm
Amid escalating violence all around, it only takes the briefest tour of the site at the epicenter of the Arab-Israel conflict to sense the unbending clash of wills over its status
November 11, 2014
A group of boys, led by a rabbi from a seminary in Otniel, backed out of the Temple Mount compound through the Gate of the Chain; one of them, careful not to turn his back on the site most holy to Judaism, narrowed his eyes several times, visibly close to prayer, but restrained himself until the golden dome, built above the alleged foundation stone of the Second Temple, retreated from view.
The boys then paraded up the path, chanting a traditional song about the temple, which “shall be [re-]built.”
Abbas: We won’t let Israeli extremists ‘contaminate’ Temple Mount; warns of global ‘religious war’
PA president says Palestinians want all the Jerusalem, West Bank territory captured in 1967; al-Aqsa rioters have ‘right to defend themselves'; slams Hamas for ‘destroying’ unity
November 11, 2014
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday warned that the Palestinians will not allow Israeli extremists to “contaminate” the Temple Mount, and said that allowing Jewish prayer at the site would risk a global religious war.
The PA leader also maintained that the rioters at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the disputed holy site had the right to defend themselves against Israeli police and Jewish visitors, and said Muslims and Christians would never recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“Keep them away from us and we will stay away, but if they enter al-Aqsa, they will protect al-Aqsa and the church and the entire country,” he said. It was unclear what church Abbas was referring to. Israeli security forces have chased rioters who fled into the al-Aqsa mosque on several occasions, but Israel denied a claim last week that troops went deep into the mosque. Israeli forces say the Palestinians store rocks, bottles and Molotov cocktails inside the mosque for use in violent protests.
Prophecy is coming to pass before our very eyes. Please look at the recent news and go to the radio programs and listen to "Daniel: The Unsealed Book." Incredible!
Iranian Campaign Presents IRGC Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani as ‘Savior Of Iraq’
November 10, 2014
Previously, Tehran refrained from revealing its military involvement in Iraq and even denied it. Recently, however, the Iranian and other media began to publish numerous photos and footage of Soleimani in Iraqi cities in the company of commanders and fighters of Shi'ite and Kurdish pro-Iranian militias, as well as Shi’ite soldiers of the Iraqi army, that are fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in that country.
The Iranian regime views the Qods Force's anti-ISIS activity in Iraq as a useful tool for expanding its regional influence and improving its public image in the Middle East. On October 30, 2014, the daily Kayhan, which is close to Khamenei and is a mouthpiece of the ideological stream, explained that the Qods Force's activity in Iraq enhances Tehran's regional popularity and influence, and establishes commander Soleimani as a savior in the eyes of the Shi'ite and Iranian public, and in the eyes of
"Qassem Soleimani had a prominent role in operations to liberate [the Iraqi cities of] Jurf Al-Sakhar and Amirli. The presence of an Iranian strategist and believer in friendly neighboring countries, and his rescue of people of other faiths – Yazidis, Christians, Shi'ites, Sunnis, etc. – not only enhances his popularity in Iran and among the peoples of the world, but also enhances the Islamic Republic's popularity and influence in the region."
Iran’s Khamenei: Israel “Has No Cure But to be Annihilated”
November 9, 2014
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for Israel’s destruction, stating that the “barbaric” Zionists “has no cure but to be annihilated.” In a rant posted on Twitter Saturday night, the religious leader called on Palestinians in Judea and Samaria to arm themselves and rise up against Israel.
Using the hashtag #handsoffalaqsa, in reference to the recent violent tensions on the Temple Mount, Khamenei’s recent incitement is one of many attacks targeting the Jewish State. “The barbaric, wolflike & infanticidal regime of #Israel which spares no crime has no cure but to be annihilated,” Khamenei wrote.
Iran Nuclear Threat 'Five Times' Greater Than Previously Thought
Iran could possess five times more advanced uranium centrifuges, says former IAEA deputy chief.
As world powers prepare for renewed talks with Iran over its nuclear program, and only two weeks before the November 24 deadline to reach a deal, the former deputy head of the International Atomic Energy Association told the paper that while Iran has admitted to possessing 1,008 advanced IR-2m centrifuges, the real number could be as high as 5,000.
Iran "could have up to 4,000 to 5,000 centrifuges or raw materials for them" in locations other than its two major nuclear plants in Natanz and Fordow, where international agencies have focused their attention, said Olli Heinonen.
Daniel 8:5-6 :
And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power."
"Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end."
Obama: There's a 'Big Gap' Between the West and Iran
As deadline for nuclear agreement looms, President Obama admits a "big gap" remains between Iran the six world powers.
"Are we going to be able to close this final gap so that (Iran) can re-enter the international community, sanctions can be slowly reduced and we have verifiable, lock-tight assurances that they can't develop a nuclear weapon?" Obama said, speaking to CBS News in an interview broadcast Sunday.
"There's still a big gap. We may not be able to get there," he admitted.
Iran: We Aim To Destroy U.S. Navy Forces In Gulf
While negotiations on a compromise on Iran's nuclear projects proceed apace between Washington and Tehran, the war of words has not abated.
While negotiations on a compromise on Iran's nuclear projects proceed apace between Washington and Tehran, the Iranians have bellicosely declared that the US must “get out” of the Persian Gulf. The area is Iran's “strategic waters,” and the US does not belong there, Iran said.
Iran said that it would no longer tolerate American forays into the Gulf. According to Iranian Navy chief Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, who stated that "The destruction of US naval forces is among the objectives [pursued by] the Iranian Navy.” He said that Iran was conducting its own exercises, “simulating this (mission) on a replica aircraft carrier because destroying and drowning American warships have been and will remain on our program."
“We unveiled the Hout [supercavitation] torpedo, which is a missile EXCLUSIVELY, manufactured by Russians, during Great Prophet Maneuver I [in 2006]. This missile can travel underwater at the speed of 100 meters per second,” he said, adding that Iran would not hesitate to use it against any threat.”
The Watchman Show: Nuclear Iran Still Greatest Threat
On this week's edition of The Watchman, we analyze the disastrous ramifications of the Obama administration's isolation of Israel and appeasement of Iran
Israeli sheikh says Jerusalem will soon become capital of global caliphate
Israeli sheikh says Jerusalem will soon become capital of g In a video of his November 7 sermon in Nazareth, translated by MEMRI, Sheikh Raed Salah said "Inshallah, Jerusalem will soon become the capital of the global caliphate." "The caliphate will spread justice throughout the land after it was filled with injustice by America, the Zionist enterprise, the Batiniyya, reactionism, Paganism and the Crusaders," referring to the West, Jews, Christians, Shi'a Muslims, and anyone who does not follow Sunni
Salah further said: "I am confident that if the circumstances of the Muslims were as they should be, they would march to al-Aksa Mosque in tens of millions, crossing all borders and overcoming all obstacles, and they would not be stopped by nuclear bombs, until they arrived at al-Aksa mosque, liberated it...
"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it."
Chief Rabbi calls on Pope Francis to condemn violence and terrorism over Jerusalem
November 10, 2014
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef on Monday asked the papal ambassador to Israel, Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, to enlist the help of Pope Francis and the Catholic Church in easing the tension and violence in Jerusalem and Israel that has beset the country in recent weeks. Yosef said that religious leaders should use their influence to impart to the adherents of their faiths the central concept of the sanctity of life and the requirement to refrain from shedding the blood of others.
“Jerusalem was given by God to the Jewish people thousands of years ago and we do not need to need to concede our sovereignty over it, but at the same time the Bible says ‘My house will be a house of prayer for all peoples,’” Yosef told Lazzarotto.
“Therefore we must allow people from all faiths to pray there if they so wish, while our utmost desire is to prevent bloodshed and to reduce the tensions, [because] the purpose of faith is to bring good and peace to all, and not the opposite, God forbid.”
150 million Christians persecuted by Islam
Christian suffering at the hands of the Moslems is of biblical proportions, according to the Open Doors
The number of persecuted Christians in the world is 150 million." There are many other figures, terrifying and dramatic, in the pages of the "Black book of the plight of Christians in the world", a unique initiative of French scholars and coordinated by journalist Samuel Lieven. Snapshots of a global and amorphous war.
In particular, there is a disconcerting statistic: "80 percent of the acts of religious persecution in the world are directed against Christians." How many victims? The Center for the Study of Global Christianity brings the average of one hundred thousand Christians killed each year for their faith throughout the last decade. An average of five Christians every minute.
Yesterday, in Pakistan, two Christians, including a pregnant woman, were burnt alive in the brick kiln where they worked. It was a pogrom with the participation of four hundred Muslims.
The NGO Open Doors declared that the persecution in Iraq has reached "biblical proportions". Tuesday, in Rome, the annual report of Aid to the Church in Need was also presented. It told that of the 20 countries in the world where religious freedom is virtually absent, 14 are Muslim, and the others military or communist dictatorships, such as North Korea.
We are facing what Habib Malik of Stanford University calls "the final phase of the regional decline of Christians."
There are the Christians of Ma'aloula in Syria, such as Taalab Antoun and his two cousins, who received the ''aman", the Islamic guarantee to be spared. Unarmed and trusting the word of the rebels, they were killed and then beheaded. Five hundred thousand Christians have already left Syria.
Top EU diplomat calls for Jerusalem to be shared capital
Abbas says draft Security Council resolution for Israeli withdrawal on track; Federica Mogherini makes remarks during Gaza visit
November 8, 2014
“I think Jerusalem can be and should be the capital of two states,” the new EU foreign policy chief told reporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The status of Jerusalem is a sensitive issue that has blocked peace efforts for decades. Palestinians are seeking to achieve statehood in Gaza and the West Bank with annexed east Jerusalem as their capital. Israel claims Jerusalem as its undivided and eternal capital.
Erdogan Slams 'Barbaric' Israel Over Temple Mount
Turkish President condemns Israel for responding to Arab riots on Temple Mount, threatens Security Council action.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday launched yet another verbal attack on Israel, this time over its actions on the Temple Mount. According to the Today’s Zaman newspaper, Erdogan slammed Israel over its “raid” on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and vowed to take the issue to the UN Security Council. Addressing reporters ahead of a visit to Turkmenistan, Erdogan called Israel's actions barbaric and said Turkey will not remain silent.
FINALLY! Israel Officially Calling For Third Temple to Replace al-Aqsa Mosque!
November 2, 2014
The Israel Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel on Friday expressed his wish to see the construction of a “Third Temple” in place of the Al-Aqsa Mosque that is currently occupying the temple mount. Uri Ariel said “The first Temple was destroyed in 586 BCE, the second Temple in 70 CE, and ever since the Jewish People have been mourning its loss.”
He then went on to say “Al-Aqsa Mosque is currently in place of the temple, despite the temple being much holier than it. Al-Aqsa Mosque is only the third most holy mosque in Islam.” “Now that Israel has once again become a Jewish sovereign state, the desire to rebuild the Temple is growing stronger and strong” he added.
Jerusalem a city on edge as tensions spiral
Tension is growing around Jerusalem's holy compound
November 7, 2014
At the al-Aqsa mosque compound, age restrictions continue to be imposed on Palestinian worshippers heading to Friday prayers, a move described by Israeli authorities as a security measure.
There are concerns that the dispute over the holy site could escalate further. On Thursday, a week after the attempted murder of a prominent right-wing Jewish activist, Rabbi Yehuda Glick,
there was a rally by his supporters.
"The minimum is that everyone of every religion has the right to pray at Temple Mount," said one of the activists Yehiel Yisrael.
"We also want to rebuild the temple but that will not happen without a national conversation. At the moment the wrong people are in charge."
The future of Jerusalem has always been at the heart of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Israel sees a united Jerusalem as its capital. The Palestinians want to establish an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Netanyahu Assures EU: No Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount
(Great speech concerning the Temple Mount and Main Issues)
The Temple Mount is the site of the Jewish temple; it's the site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque; it's close to the sites of, holy sites of Christianity. And we are committed to maintaining the status quo for religious access to all faiths," said Netanyahu.
"We stand by the rights of Jews to go to the Mount. They pray in the Western Wall, but they do have a right to go there (to the Mount - ed.). We stand by the right of Muslims to go to the Mount and pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. They've been doing that for many, many decades and will continue to do that," the prime minister said, denying Jewish prayer at the holiest site in Judaism.
The Video OBAMA Didn’t Want To Get Out…
Jerusalem in the unholy grip of religious fervor
Incendiary ideologues and provocateurs are playing with fire over the Temple Mount, and the city is starting to burn
November 6, 2014
On June 7, 1967, while the victorious soldiers still “wandered about the plaza as if they were dreaming.” The army’s chief rabbi, Shlomo Goren, later Israel’s chief rabbi, came up to Gen. Uzi
Narkiss, and said, “Now’s the time to put one hundred kilos of explosives in the Mosque of Omar (the Dome of the Rock), and that’s it, once and for all we’ll be done with it.”
As Israel’s minister of religions at the time, Zerach Warhaftig, would tell Gorenberg decades later, “Messianic fervor is the secret of existence, it’s true. Without it, the fire goes out. But reason has to control it.”
The Israel-haters “simply want to uproot us from here,” Netanyahu said in the Knesset Wednesday afternoon. “They try to rewrite history, deny our brave affinity for Jerusalem and claim that we are trying to change the status quo on the Temple Mount, spread lies that we want
to harm or destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque or change the prayer arrangements for Muslims on the Mount. There is no greater falsehood than this.”
Psalm 83:4-5 :
They have said, "Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more." For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You".
The Jew of Nations: The Global Demonization of Israel
November 1, 2014
Can there be any doubt that Israel is the most reviled country in the world today? No other nation engenders as much scorn, whether measured in newspaper column inches, street protests, or computer pixels. The only aspect of the hatred more disturbing than its virulent omnipresence is how out of proportion it is to Israel’s real (and alleged) wrongdoing. North Korea functions as a vast gulag, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deploys chemical weapons on children, and the Castro brothers have ruled despotically over their Cuban island fiefdom for five decades running, but none of these dictatorial regimes invite anywhere near the scrutiny, never mind spittle-flecked loathing, engendered by the Jewish democratic state.
Shocking: ISIS Official 'Slave' Price List Shows Yazidi, Christian Girls Aged '1 to 9' Being Sold for $172
November 5, 2014
n a rather shocking revelation, it has been found that Islamic State militants have been selling Yazidi and Christian girls as young as one to nine years of age for a price of $172 in Iraq.
Activists working 'secretly' out of Iraq have leaked a 'price list' of the ISIS slave markets, from where men can buy Yazidi and Christian women as 'sex slaves.
The barbaric group that has full-fledged slave markets both in Mosul, Iraq and Raqqa, Syria; has even gone to the extent of justifying its kidnapping of women as sex slaves citing Islamic theology.
"One should remember that enslaving the families of the kuffar -- the infidels -- and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shariah, or Islamic law," the group had said in an online magazine report, reported CNN.
"We Need Your Head": Muslim Persecution of Christian
November 5, 2014
One convert, known only as "Abubakr," and his wife reportedly held each other under their bed in their refugee camp as gunmen suspected to be from the Islamic terrorist organization Al Shabaab pounded on their door. They ordered the man to come out and called him an "infidel" (in both the Arabic and Somali languages), saying, "We need your head." When the apostate refused, they opened fire through the spaces of the poles of the couple's hut, striking their legs. Then they heard the attackers say, "We have killed the infidels" as they shot into the air while leaving. The Christian couple was found two days later lying in their own pool of blood.
Al Aqsa Mosque Turned into Terror ‘War Room’
November 5th, 2014
Jordan recalls ambassador from Tel Aviv in protest over Temple Mount
Palestinians ready to go to U.N. Security Council over what they say are unacceptable Israeli actions at sensitive site
November 5, 2014
Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour asked his foreign minister to “recall the Jordanian ambassador from Tel Aviv in protest at Israel’s escalation on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound,” the Petra news agency reported. Meanwhile, the Palestinian leadership plans to turn to the UN Security Council following renewed rioting at the Temple Mount Wednesday, a spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for calm and restraint and pledged not to change the status quo at the site, the holiest place in Judaism, where Jewish prayer is not allowed by
The compound was closed to all visitors on Thursday last week following the attempted murder Wednesday of right-wing activist Yehuda Glick, who campaigns for Jewish prayer at the site, by a Palestinian from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Tor. Abbas called the closure “a declaration of war.”
As Iran and US plan nuke talks, Iranians hold “Death to America” parades
Nov 4, 2014
Dubbed the National Day of Campaign Against Global Arrogance, Iranians from across the nation could be heard chanting in the streets, “Death to U.S.” and burning both American and Israeli flags, according to Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency and other outlets.
Major rallies were held outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran, now known as “the den of spies,” while others took place in smaller cities across the country. “The demonstrators also condemned the U.S.-led western sanctions against Iran, and stressed that the United States is the main enemy of the Iranian nation,” Fars reported.
Islamic State: We will set up caliphate in Sinai, “first step towards the invasion of Jerusalem”
Nov 4, 2014
If the mainstream narrative about the war against Israel were true, the Islamic State would have no interest in entering Jerusalem. The Islamic State knows what Barack Obama, John Kerry, Ban Ki-moon, and political leaders all over the West do not know, or pretend not to know: that the “Palestinian” war against Israel is a jihad. It is not about land. It is not about “settlements.” It is not about “occupation.” It is an act of obedience to the command to “drive them out from where they drove you out” (Qur’an 2:191) — the Qur’anic basis for the idea that any land that once was ruled by Muslims belongs by right to Islam forever.
Netanyahu calls for calm in Jerusalem
PM says MKs must act responsibly and with restraint with regards to Temple Mount
November 1, 2014
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday called on all Knesset members to work to calm tensions surrounding the Temple Mount. The prime minister’s move came after right-wing activists and several MKs called for an en masse march Thursday to the Temple Mount as a response to the shooting of Rabbi Yehudah Glick.
The call prompted Israel, fearing violence, to issue a brief closure of the Temple Mount to Muslims and Jews, an order that was lifted Friday.
Terrorist Group’s Loyalty Pledge Signals Islamic State Is Aiming to Surround Israel
Nov 4, 2014
Israel’s NRG news site Tuesday quoted unconfirmed Arabic reports that the Islamic State announced it had set up a caliphate in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, calling it “the first steps toward the invasion of Jerusalem
According to the Associated Press, the name Ansar Beit al-Maqdis means “Champions of Jerusalem.”
Matthew 24:9 :
"Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake."
ISIS Snuffs Out Ancient Christianity
November 1, 2014
“Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth to cause corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment.” (Qur’an 5:33)
In Egypt, a young Coptic Christian man, accused of blaspheming Islam for simply "liking" an Arabic-language Facebook page, was sentenced to six years in prison.
One of the intruders in Uganda was shouting, "Today we shall kill you [for converting to Christianity] -- you... are not respecting our prophet's religion." He then heard his 12-year-old-girl's cries as the Muslim intruders were strangling her. Then they seized him.
In one instance, three Islamic State members burst into the home of a Christian family, demanding the jizya-money. When the father of the house pleaded that he did not have the money, the intruders raped his wife and daughter in front of him. The man was reportedly so traumatized that he committed suicide. Four other Christian women were killed for not wearing the Islamic veil.
Kenya: Approximately 50 militants from Somalia's Islamic Al Shabaab ("the youth") network attacked two hotels, a police station and other buildings in Mpeketoni, a predominantly Christian town on Kenya's coast, during the night of Sunday June 15. They chanted "Allahu Akbar!" ("Allah is Greater!") and killed whoever could not recite verses from the Koran. The militants reportedly also went door-to-door asking residents their religion and killing them if they said, "Christian." More than 57 people were killed, including six children of church pastors.
Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram jihadis killed nine Christians during a June 1 Sunday church service, hours before bombing a Christian area in neighboring Adamawa state. The blast resulted in nearly 50 deaths. In addition, at least 10 gunmen attacked the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria during worship in Attagara village. The jihadis killed nine Christian members who were volunteering as security for the rest of the congregation during service. Another Christian church in Central State Plateau was set ablaze by armed men who also killed at least eight Christian worshippers.
"There have been 24-hour-a-day attacks on Christian communities of Attagara, Hawul, and Gwoshe around the Gwoza mountains…. The Boko Haram Islamists have destroyed 36 churches in Gwoza area, including that of Attagara attacked on Sunday. We now have only two churches that have not been affected."
Deborah Peters, a Christian teenage from Nigeria girl told of how Boko Haram came to her household and slaughtered her fAfter Muslim family members tried, but failed, to poison a relative who converted to Christianity, he was attacked again by Muslims who killed his young daughter. On June 16, four men forced their way into the home of Hassan Muwanguzi—a former sheikh who converted to Christianity in 2003. One of the intruders was shouting, "Today we shall kill you—you have been a trouble-maker and are not respecting our prophet's religion." Thinking they would not hurt Grace Baruka, his daughter, he fled into a room, but then heard the 12-year-old girl's cries as the Muslim intruders were strangling her. When he came out of the room they seized him:
"They hit me with a blunt object, and I fell down. I just woke up and saw neighbors surrounding me while wailing, saying that my daughter is in critical condition." Neighbors took Grace to a clinic but she was declared dead upon arrival. Muwanguzi has suffered greatly for embracing Christianity: first he lost his wife and job as a schoolteacher after his conversion; then an aunt tried to poison him by putting insecticide in his tea; and now his 12-year-old daughter has been killed. Lamented the former Muslim, in tears, to Morning Star News: "I am regretting why I survived the poisoning. God could have allowed me to die. My daughter has died, and I am now mourning for her death as well [as] have pain all over my body."
Somalia: A prominent underground church Christian leader was killed by Muslims from the al-Shabaab group in Somalia. "Sadness and grief has befallen our community when our dear brother Abdishakur Yusuf was mercilessly murdered in Mogadishu by unknown gunmen," said a local source: "He was found outside his house lying in a pool of blood… He was shot in the head multiple times, so that his face is barely recognizable." Yusuf leaves a widow and three children, ages 11, 8 and 5.
Weeks before this murder, al-Shabaab Islamists publicly beheaded a mother of two girls and her cousin after discovering they were Christians. According to local sources, the Islamists "called residents to the town center to witness the executions of the 41-year-old mother, Sadia Ali Omar, and her 35-year-old cousin, Osman Mohamoud Moge." Before slaughtering the two women, an al-Shabaab member announced, "We know these two people are Christians who recently came back from Kenya—we want to wipe out any underground Christian living inside of mujahidin [jihadi] area." The two daughters of one of the women, ages 8 and 15, "were witness to the slaughter," sources said, with the younger girl screaming for someone to save her mother.
"1,500 Christians are languishing in prison for their faith." In 2010, an estimated 3,000 Christians in Eritrea were incarcerated for their faith; most were held in shipping containers in desert camps and others in underground cells; some were tortured to death while others perished in the desert trying to escape.
Central African Republic: Father Labbe Christ Formane Willbona was slaughtered by Muslim herdsmen believed to be close to the Islamic rebel organization, Seleka. Local security sources reported that the corpse was mutilated before being buried.
Uganda: The teenage daughter of a Muslim man managed to attend one church service after converting to Christianity before her father killed her. Abdul Hakim Ibanda severely beat his 17-year-old daughter and her 19-year-old sister with a blunt instrument after learning that they had attended a church service on April 6.
Revelation 20:4 :
"And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years."
Islamic State Announces Beheadings for All Who Insult Allah: Syrian Observatory
October 31, 2014
Islamic State (IS) fighters have beheaded a man for allegedly working for Syrian President Bashar Assad and announced that all who insult Allah are to be executed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Friday.
“Der-Ezzor province: ISIS executed a man from al-Mayadin city in al-Jerdaq yard, on the charge of working for Bashar al-Assad as a cop, and judged him with ‘al-Radda’. “ISIS fighters have announced today that everyone [who] insults Allah will be executed and beheaded,” SOHR said.
Spain’s security chief: Islamic State wants to use Ebola as jihad weapon
Oct 31, 2014
Why wouldn’t they want to do this? After all, they love death.
Islamic supremacists frequently affirm how much they love death. Austrian Muslim teenage girls who recently traveled to Syria for jihad announced: “Death is our goal.” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said: “I’m even longing for death, you vagabond.” A Muslim child preacher recently taunted those he has been taught to hate most: “Oh Zionists, we love death for the sake of Allah, just as much as you love life for the sake of Satan.” Jihad mass murderer Mohamed Merah said that he “loved death more than they loved life.”
Ayman al-Zawahiri’s wife advised Muslim women: “I advise you to raise your children in the cult of jihad and martyrdom and to instil in them a love for religion and death.” And as one jihadist put it, “We love death. You love your life!” And another: “The Americans love Pepsi-Cola, we love death.” That was from Afghan jihadist Maulana Inyadullah.
This idea comes from the Qur’an: Say, “O you who are Jews, if you claim that you are allies of Allah, excluding the people, then wish for death, if you should be truthful.” (62:6)
“Isis wants to spread Ebola: security chief,” The Local, October 30, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
The Spanish government is taking seriously discussions in internet chat rooms on how terrorists could use biological weapons including Ebola in its war against the West, a top official said in parliament on Wednesday
Spain’s state secretary for security, Francisco Martínez, has told Congress that jihadists with connections to the extremist force Isis have discussed on internet forums how they could use Ebola as a weapon against the United States and the West in general.
Speaking on Wednesday in the congressional Interior Committee, Martínez pointed to internet conversations of this kind as proof that jihadists treat cyberspace as “an extension of the battlefield”.
The state secretary said that it was necessary to combat the online challenge posed by extremists’ use of the internet, explaining that terrorist groups have identified six objectives in their online activities: “Threatening enemies through propaganda, preparing operations, exchanging information, ideological training, recruiting new members and acquiring finance”.
According to Spain’s RTVE public broadcasting corporation, the interior ministry number two said there had been “many examples” of threats to use the Ebola virus and other toxins in a new form of terrorism offensive against the West, referring specifically to three recent cases.
Israeli Islamist Leader Kamal Khatib: Jerusalem Will Be Caliphate Capital;
An October 17 interview with the official PA TV channel, Sheik Kamal Khatib, deputy leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, said: "Jerusalem will not be only the capital of the Palestinian state, but also the capital of the coming righteous Islamic caliphate." After he repeated his views several times and said that "the entire Earth" would "become subordinate to the Islamic caliphate one day", PA TV cut the interview short.
Iran Leads at Halftime; Game Over?
October 31, 2014
The relevant UN Resolution, as well as the Congressional sanctions bill, says the acceptable level of enrichment is none at all. The administration is, in fact, negotiating a level. This track means the total erasure of all international sanctions.
The game is not over at halftime. No matter how great the score disparity, if the team behind -- in this case the P5+1 -- makes adjustments and sticks to its goals, victory is still possible. It is not likely in this instance because the Coach-in-Chief, President Obama, appears to believe the West and Iran are on the same team looking for a negotiated tie.
The Iranians, however, are looking for nuclear weapons.
Jerusalem on the brink
October 31, 2014
After months of settler violence and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces, the city is now on a knife-edge.
Palestinian Authority: 'Jerusalem - The Capital of the Intifada'
Oct 29, 2014
The magazine, under the general supervision of Fatah official 'Othman Abu Gharbiya, highlights PA President Mahmoud 'Abbas's call to come to Jerusalem and defend the Al-Aqsa mosque.
Israel reopens Al-Aqsa amid intense security
October 31, 2014
At least 3,000 officers deployed following holy site's rare closure sparked by clashes over killing of Palestinian.
Israel reopened Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound for the Muslim Friday prayers, but restricted entry for Muslim men under the age of 50, following a rare closure due to clashes sparked by the killing of a Palestinian by police. "There was a huge security presence and I do want to stress huge" Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reporting from East Jerusalem said. "We are talking thousands of Israeli police and riot police were stationed right around this area," said Tyab, who was standing outside the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City.
The closure was the first for decades and prompted a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn the move as an Israeli "declaration of war".
The Palestinians seek East Jerusalem,home to the city's most sensitive holy sites for Jews, Muslims and Christians, as their future capital and oppose any Israeli construction there.
Israel has said all of Jerusalem will forever be its capital, citing historical, religious and security reasons. But the international community, including the US, does not recognize Israel's annexation of the eastern sector of the contested city.
The Obama Administration is Leading a Battle Against Jerusalem
October 30, 2014
Jews have been banned from praying on the Temple Mount so as not to incite the super sensitive Muslims. Jews who dare to murmur prayers on the site are removed and at times arrested for provocative behavior. Moslems on the site do as they wish. They picnic, worship, play soccer and at times riot and throw stones on Jewish worshipers at the Western Wall and on the Mount. Their behavior towards Jews on the Mount is violent and intimidating. The situation is mind boggling. Thus the beginning of the organization “Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount”.
On October 29th 2014, the movement held a conference at the Begin Center, not far from the old city. The head of JFTM, Yehudah Glick, son of Professor Glick who heads the medical school at Beer Sheva University, father of 6 and foster father of 8, spoke at the culmination of the conference and exited the center. He was shot by a passing Moslem motorcyclists and lies in critical condition in Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem. It was discovered that the attacker, an Israeli Arab with full Israeli rights,had spent 6 years in Israeli prisons for terrorist activities and lived in Abu Tor, a mixed Jewish Muslim neighborhood of Jerusalem. Later,Israeli forces surrounded the attacker’s house and the suspect opened fire. Israeli policemen returned fire and the suspect was killed.
President Abbas, it is said, prior to the shooting called on the Palestinian People to “prevent Jews from visiting the Temple Mount using ‘all means’ necessary.” It seems his words did not fall upon deaf ears. These are events which have occurred now, October 2014, in Jerusaelm. What would be the repercussions of Israel handing over Eastern Jerusalem, which includes the Temple Mount, to the Palestinians? It certainly makes one think…
Jordan calls for Security Council meeting on Jerusalem
Foreign Ministry says plan to build new homes over Green Line a ‘slap in the face’ of efforts to restart peace talks
October 28, 2014
A spokesman for Jordan’s mission to the United Nations said his country will request an emergency UN Security Council meeting on behalf of the Palestinians, who have written to the council president about “dangerously escalating tensions” in East Jerusalem.
Laith Ibrahim Obeidat confirmed the request in a message Monday and said his country, a council member, will ask the council president to set a date. Diplomats told AFP the meeting was unlikely to be held on Tuesday or Wednesday. Judeh also held talks with US, UN and European counterparts to pressure Israel from “committing violations” on the Temple Mount, The Jordanian Petra news agency reported.
Militias rule the day in strife-torn Middle East
Chaos unleashed by Arab Spring has led to rise of powerful armed groups
October 17, 2014
Embattled governments in Iraq and Syria have come to rely on Shiite militias as their armies have crumbled in the face of mostly Sunni insurgents and rebels. In Libya, various armed groups loosely allied with two rival governments have fought over bullet riddled airports. Shiite rebels in Yemen have swept down from the north, The chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring has led to the rise of powerful militias — including many Islamic extremist groups — across a Middle East where many central governments have been exposed as weak.
The Islamic State extremist group rampaged across western and northern Iraq in June, making short work of the Iraqi army. Shiite militias — many allied with neighboring Iran — mobilized to defend the government, parading weapons through the streets of Baghdad and raising fears of a new round of sectarian violence. Amnesty International said Tuesday the Shiite militias have abducted and killed scores of Sunni civilians with the tacit support of the Shiite-led government.
Hezbollah is the most powerful armed group in Lebanon. It flexed its muscles in 2008, when it briefly seized neighborhoods in west Beirut during a power struggle with the government, then led by Hezbollah’s political opponents. Hezbollah insists it has no desire to dominate Lebanon and has long argued its vast arsenal — including tens of thousands of rockets — is needed to defend the country against Israel.
The Islamic militant group Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007, a year after winning Palestinian elections, leaving the Western-backed Palestinian Authority confined to the Israeli-occupied West Bank. But with tens of thousands of security forces, Hamas remains in de facto control of the coastal strip. Israel has insisted that Abbas’ forces monitor the borders, fearing that Hamas — which has launched thousands of rockets into Israel in the past decade — could divert cement, steel and other goods for military purposes
In Libya, the toppling of long-ruling dictator Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 left a power vacuum that has been filled by former rebel brigades, local and tribal militias, and Islamic extremists.
In Yemen, Shiite rebels known as the Houthis have swept out of their northern enclave and routed Sunni militants allied with the Islamist Islah party as well as Yemen’s US-backed security forces. The Houthis seized the capital Sanaa last month and captured the Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Tuesday. Their opponents view them as an Iranian-backed proxy bent on controlling Yemen. Yemen also has an increasingly assertive separatist movement in the south and is home to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, long seen as one of the most potent affiliates of the global terrorist network.
AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN : Taliban, and the list in Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, etc, etc, goes on…
Pakistan to execute mother of 5 sentenced for blasphemy
Amnesty International blasts ‘grave injustice’ as Asia Bibi, on death row since 2010, prepares Supreme Court appeal
October 18, 2014
A Pakistani court has upheld the death sentence of a Christian woman whose 2010 conviction for blasphemy led to the assassination of two politicians who supported her, a defense lawyer said Friday.
Asia Bibi, a 50-year-old mother of five, had appealed before the Lahore High Court against the ruling, in which she was found guilty of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, but the court rejected her appeal Thursday, her lawyer said.
“This is a grave injustice,” said David Griffiths, Amnesty’s Deputy Asia Pacific Director. He said there were serious concerns about the fairness of the trial. “Her mental and physical health has reportedly deteriorated badly during the years she has spent in almost total isolation on death row".
Israel's Security and Unintended Consequences
October 23, 2014
The Iranian regime remains dedicated to undermining and ultimately destroying the State of Israel. The Islamic State also has Israel in its sights and would certainly use the West Bank as a point from which to attack, if it were open to them.
There can be no two-state solution and no sovereign Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan, however desirable those things might be. The stark military reality is that Israel cannot withdraw its forces from the West Bank. Fatah leaders ally themselves with the terrorists of Hamas, and, like Hamas, they continue to reject the every existence of the State of Israel.
If Western leaders actually want to help, they should use all diplomatic and economic means to make it clear to the Palestinians that they will never achieve an independent and sovereign state while they remain set on the destruction of the State of Israel.
Abbas: "Settlers’ have no right to ‘desecrate’ Temple Mount
PA president calls on Palestinians to unite and protect Jerusalem, echoing statements by Hamas officials
October 17, 2014
“It is our scared place, al-Aqsa [mosque] is ours, this Noble Sanctuary [as Muslims refer to the Temple Mount] is ours. They have no right to go there and desecrate it,” Abbas said, according to Israel Radio.
The PA president called on Palestinians to unite and defend Jerusalem, echoing statements by Hamas officials Ismail Radwan. He insisted that defending al-Aqsa was tantamount to defending Jerusalem, which the Palestinians are demanding as the capital of their future state.
“Jerusalem is the jewel in the crown and it is the eternal capital of the Palestinian state. Without it, there will not be a state, “Al-Aqsa is a red line: Israel must be aware that the ongoing raids and attacks on al-Aqsa will cause a volcanic explosion in the area that will reach Israel,” he said, according to Palestinian news agency Ma’an, adding that Palestinian worshipers in Jerusalem should defend the site.
Hamas protesters in Gaza call to defend’ Temple Mount
Islamist group says ‘dangerous level of Judaization’ taking place in Jerusalem
October 17, 2014,
“Al-Aqsa is a red line: Israel must be aware that the ongoing raids and attacks on al-Aqsa will cause a volcanic explosion in the area that will reach Israel,” he said, according to Palestinian news agency Ma’an, adding that Palestinian worshipers in Jerusalem should defend the site.
The Temple Mount compound has seen numerous violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police over the past several weeks, as tensions boiled over during the Jewish High Holidays, during which Jewish worshipers flock to Jerusalem to pray at the Western Wall below . The simmering tensions prompted UN Secretary General Bank Ki-moon to say he was “deeply concerned by repeated provocations at the holy sites in Jerusalem,” which “inflame tensions and must stop.”
While the world watches IS, Iran quietly advances
‘Moderate’ Tehran is gaining control over larger chunks of territory — Lebanon, parts of Syria and Iraq, and now Yemen, where a vital Israeli sea route is now threatened
October 17, 2014
It is uncertain where Yemen is heading. What is clear, however, is that in the shadow of attacks and massacres from the Islamic State, the Shi’ite axis headed by Iran is not resting for a moment. During the Houthi demonstrations, passwords appeared that sounded like they were taken directly from the Iranian Islamic Revolution’s phrasebook: “Death to America, death to Israel, curse the Jews.”
Many of the participants probably don’t even know where Israel is. But Iran’s influence goes well beyond slogans, and the Saudis are anxiously keeping an eye on the developments to the south. Riyadh knows that the Iranians have transferred weapons to the Houthi, and it is trying to help foil the smuggling from Iran to northern Yemen. Revolutionary Guards forces were caught by the Yemeni army during the fighting, and the Saudis are worried that the new Iranian expedition will try to produce unrest in their Shi’ite areas.
So while the American (and Israeli) media focuses almost obsessively on the maps of IS’s takeover, “moderate” Iran is succeeding with a little less noise to gain control over even larger chunks of territory: Lebanon, parts of Syria and Iraq, and now Yemen.
Ebola outbreak: Famine approaches – bringing a fresh nightmare to West Africa
16 October 2014
Ebola, the virus that has ravaged Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea at an unprecedented rate, continues its devastating spread. The number of dead doubles with each passing month; the bodies unburied. More lives are devastated with each passing day. And in the absence of a mass-produced vaccine, its treatment – enforced isolation, mass quarantines – now threatens to bring a new crisis: starvation.
Yesterday, as the World Health Organization warned that more than 4,500 people would be dead before the end of the week, a new threat to West Africa’s stability emerged: three quarters of a million people may die from malnutrition, as an unprecedented modern famine follows the disease – if urgent action is not taken.
“Indications are that things will get worse before they improve. How much worse depends on us all.”
ISIS 'Declares War on Christians'
Photo shopped image of ISIS flag over Vatican appears on major ISIS publication, as fears of ME Christian community disappearing intensify.
According to some Islamic traditions, the founder of Islam Mohammed predicted that the occupation of the three cities of Istanbul, Jerusalem and Rome pave the way for the appearance of the Mahdi, the Islamic Messiah.
The declaration surfaces amid growing concern over the widespread persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
"Across the Middle East, in the last ten years, 100,000 Christians have been murdered each year. That means that every five minutes a Christian is killed because of his faith," Father Gabriel Nadaf, who has campaigned for Christian Arab rights and for local Christians to support Israel, told the UNHRC in September.
"Those who can escape persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists have fled... Those who remain, exist as second if not third class citizens to their Muslim rulers." Some 12 million Christians were estimated to have lived in the Middle East in total, according to a July estimate in the Guardian, but that number has been thought to have decreased drastically since ISIS's summer takeover in Iraq.
MK Feiglin: 'Hamas and ISIS Control the Temple Mount'
"Hamas and ISIS control the Temple Mount; police not arresting terrorists in the heart of the capital," said MK Moshe Feiglin.
Deputy Knesset Speaker Moshe Feiglin (Likud) attacked the Israeli police's decision to close the Temple Mount to Jewish worshipers on Sukkot. Sukkot is one of the three Jewish pilgrimage holidays that in ancient times required Jews to travel to the Temple in Jerusalem - a practice maintained today.
The decision to bar Jewish worshippers comes following an onslaught of violent Arab riots against police and Jewish visitors to the mount.
"Hamas and ISIS have taken control of the Temple Mount for the fourth day [of Sukkot]. The Prime Minister's words claiming victory over Hamas and sending a message of deterrence to Hezbollah are crashing into a rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. "Hamas representatives and ISIS members have been able to barricade themselves at the Mount.
Hamas Threatens Jews to Leave Israel - Or Else
Hamas leader Khalil al-Haya insisted that Hamas "would not abandon its weapons" on Saturday, boasting that the group is allegedly closer to defeating "the Israeli entity and its leaders" more than ever.
"We say to those who brought the Jews [to Israel] from all over the world, we are now confident and believe more than ever in the implementation of the promise of Allah - that we will not keep you [Jews] in our country," Al-Haya threatened. "The option available to you is to leave the country for its native residents [Palestinian Arabs]."
National Coming Out Day 2014: LGBT Whisper Users On Acknowledging Their Sexuality In The Open
Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
Now in its 26th year, National Coming Out Day remains a time for both celebration and contemplation, giving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people as well as their allies an opportunity to share who they are and encourage an open discussion with those who have yet to come out of the closet.
"I told my mom I was a lesbian when I was 16," one user wrote. "My mom told me, 'As long as you are happy, who am I to tell you who to love?' My mother and I became closer and are still close 8 years later."
Hidden Epidemic: Millions of Americans Have STDs
October 08, 2014
Sexually transmitted diseases are a hidden epidemic in American society, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Live Science reports there are nearly 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections in the United States every. The CDC estimates there are 110 million infections at any given time.
According to the agency, the leading STDs include: human papillomavirus, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, HIV/AIDS, pelvic inflammatory disease, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, and chlamydia.
Iran Warns of Israel Attack If US Hits Assad
October 11, 2014
“Iranian deputy FM makes veiled hint against toppling Iran's Syrian ally, while confirming discussions with US on fighting ISIS.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Saturday warned the US that if America and its coalition tries to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, Israel will be attacked, reports Associated Press.
The statements are viewed by many as a thinly veiled threat by the Islamic regime, which has repeatedly threatened to annihilate Israel - just over a week ago for the Hajj pilgrimage Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for Muslim unity for Israel's annihilation.”
"Remove Israel from That Map!"
October 9, 2014
The uproar that erupted throughout the Arab world over the use of a map with Israel's name on it is yet another reminder that many Arabs still have not come to terms with Israel's existence -- and apparently are not interested in coming to terms with it. The protestors were not demanding a two-state solution and an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. They were protesting against Israel's existence; that is what really bothers them.
How can anyone seriously expect that, if Israel pulled back to the pre-1967 lines, the Arab world will consider the "Israeli-Arab Conflict over?" This conflict is not about a settlement or a checkpoint or a fence -- but about Israel's very existence. To make peace with Israel, the Arab world needs to prepare its people for such a move, and not incite violence against Israel and
demand that it be removed from maps.
Alabama preacher with AIDS admits he had sex with several church members
October 9, 2014
An Alabama church is reeling from its pastor’s admission to the congregation that he has AIDS and has had sex with several members without notifying them of the disease. Juan Demetrius McFarland, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, confessed from the pulpit in a series of sermons that he has the disease and has had sex in the church building, a local NBC affiliate reported.
In a resolution read aloud at the church, Mr. McFarland also admitted to drug use, adultery and the mishandling of church funds. The pastor confirmed to the NBC affiliate everything he shared with his congregation.
“He concealed from the church that he had knowingly engaged in adultery in the church building with female members of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church while knowingly having AIDS,” church deacon Nathan Williams Jr. told the station.
Photos of ISIS flag at key sites send chill through Israel
The chilling black flag of the Islamic State is popping up on social media in Israel, including one image of the terror banner snapped against the backdrop of the nation's holiest site -- prompting fears the ultra-violent jihadist group could have sympathizers inside the Jewish state.
A photo that recently appeared on Twitter showed the flag held aloft on the Temple Mount, the most sensitive religious site in the Old City of Jerusalem, that includes the Golden 'Dome of the Rock' mausoleum and the ‘Al Aqsa’ Mosque, sacred to Muslims, adjacent to the Western Wall, the holiest place for Jews. Other online postings have shown the flag being flown in Nazareth, where the fast-growing Muslim community lives side-by-side with Christian Arabs in a sometimes tense environment, and also in Acre, the ancient port city close to Israel’s border with Lebanon in the north. The images have stirred fears the terror group previously known as ISIS has sympathizers in Israel.
Islamic State has vowed to expand its so-called caliphate into Israel and "liberate" Jerusalem.
"Abu Bakhr al-Baghdadi [leader of ISIS] says, ‘God will break all barriers... Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon...all of them until we reach Al Quds [Jerusalem].’”
ISIS Fighter in Iraq: We Will Conquer Jerusalem
Restoring Jerusalem: The Interfaith Promised Land
Regrettably, Christianity has become one more religion, rather than the place where people of different religions meet and eat and live it out. Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists -- we need another name for that table where we break bread and live with our enemies, that safe and holy place of discord, that Jerusalem of the promised land where we stitch the world together, relationship by relationship. Peace is not unison singing on streets of gold, it's a rough and tumble where something new is born.
Alarming VIDEO: The religion of peace will rule the world in 25 years
Pope: More Persecuted Christians Today Than Ever Before
Pope Francis argued on Monday that the 21st century has seen more Christians under siege for their faith than during the time of the early church.
Hamas Vows Fight to 'Last Drop of Blood' on Temple Mount Friday
Oct 9, 2014
Despite Israel's 'gesture' letting 500 Gazans pray on holy site - where Jews forbidden to pray - Hamas calls for Muslim violence
Apparently Israel's "gesture" to allow 500 Gazans to pray on the Temple Mount on the Eid al-Adha "sacrifice of Ishmael" - which fell on Yom Kippur and Shabbat - wasn't enough to appease the terrorist group Hamas.
"We will fight till the last drop of blood," Hamas declared in its call for Muslims to gather at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and "defend it."
IRAN: Khamenei Calls for Muslim Unity for Israel’s ‘Annihilation’
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday used his annual message to Hajj pilgrims heading to Mecca to insult Israel and call for its “annihilation.” The speech comes ahead of Eid al-Adha on Friday, the Musli holiday celebrating Abraham’s “sacrifice of Ishmael” in an appropriation of the original Torah story.
“The conspiring enemy is aiming to stoke the fire of a civil strife among Muslims, to misdirect the motivation for resistance and jihad and to secure the Zionist regime and the servants of Arrogance (America – ed.) – who are the real enemies,” said Khamenei referencing the bloody conflicts rocking the Muslim world. Calling for Muslim unity against Israel, the same Friday that Arab MK Ibrahim Sarsour (Ra’am-Ta’al) called for the establishment of the “United Islamic States” and bashed Israel as being “crueler than ISIS (Islamic State).”
Khamenei likewise accused Israel of having “no limit or boundaries regarding viciousness, cruelty, and trampling underfoot all human standards and ethnics. Crimes, genocide, mass destruction, the killing of children, women and the homeless…they take pride in.” Khamenei continued “contrary to the idiotic dreams of power and stability for this regime that the filthy officials of the Zionist regime dream, day-by-day this regime has moved closer to implosion and annihilation.”
Foreign Power' Behind Explosion at Iran Nuclear Facility
October 10, 2014
The explosion that apparently devastated a top secret nuclear facility in Iran earlier this week was reportedly caused by a foreign power.
Citing European diplomats, the Al-Rai newspaper in Kuwait identified Israel as being behind the blast at the Parchin military site 30 kilometers southwest of Tehran. According to the newspaper, Iran subsequently ordered Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon to plant bombs along the Israeli border as a response to the action.
Western intelligence agencies believe the Parchin site was used for nuclear testing and as a facility to fit nuclear warheads to Iran’s long-range missiles. The explosion that destroyed the Parchin site was massive. Various reports reveal that windows shattered up to 15 kilometers away. Satellite photographs backed up claims that the explosion was the result of an attack, and showed almost total devastation to the facility.
Israel’s government declined to issue an official statement on the incident, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in recent weeks had renewed his firm warnings that Israel would not accept a nuclear-armed Iran.
Islamic State offensive driven by Apocalyptic Prophesy
October 8, 2014
A foretold battle over the Syrian town of Dabiq — already controlled by the jihadi group — has become a rallying cry for IS supporters
An infidel horde flying 80 banners meets a Muslim army at the Syrian town of Dabiq in an apocalyptic battle. The Muslims are decimated but ultimately prevail, ushering in the end of days. This ancient Sunni Muslim prophecy — mentioned in canonical accounts of the Prophet Mohammed’s sayings — has become a rallying cry for Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, especially since they seized Dabiq in August.
“The lions of Islam have raised the banner of the Caliphate in Dabiq,” one Tunisian IS supporter wrote recently on Twitter. “Now they await the arrival of the Crusader army.”
The prophecy has been passed down in different versions, but in all cases it features a great battle between a Muslim army and the forces of non-believers.
Zarif: Baghdad would have fallen without Iran
Oct. 07, 2014
Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif has told a meeting with European Council on Foreign Relations Iran helped Iraq fight ISIL when they were close to capture Baghdad.
“If Iran had not provided its consultation, Baghdad would have fallen to ISIL. Iran has provided logistical and military advice to Iraqi forces to empower them against the ISIL,” he said.“ To solve the crisis fundamentally, Iraqi government and people’s demands should be heard; if foreign forces and neighbors deploy military force in Iraq, it would be a pretext for ISIL to accelerate the pace of its recruitment from candidates in the EU and North Africa, not mentioning Russian Chechnya, Pakistan and Central Asia,” Zarif told the mee
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Oct 7, 2014,
Strong quake strikes in China's Yunnan, few casualties so far
October 7, 2014
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck in China's southwestern province of Yunnan on Tuesday
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Warning: Fighting ISIS Could Strengthen Iran
October 07, 2014
It seems the military might of the world is focused on the Islamic State and that is worrying some in the Middle East who believe an even greater danger is lurking in the region. For the first time in years, much of the world and many Arab countries
appear unified -- this time against ISIS terrorists. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, continues to sound the alarm over the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran.
Netanyahu and other Israeli officials warn that Iran's nuclear program is what keeps them up at night. One official said ISIS is a five-year problem, but Iran is a 50-year problem. "I'm here to tell you that Israel is deeply concerned," Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz said.
Middle East analyst Jonathan Spyer comes back to the fight against ISIS and how it could ironically help Iran.
"So if it becomes the paramount or the sole goal of Western policy to destroy Sunni Islamism and Sunni jihadism in these areas, the effective result of this would be by default to strengthen the enemies of those forces, which are not democratic forces, their pro-Iranian forces," said Spyer, a senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs Center in Herzliya and a fellow at the Middle East Forum.
"They're Shia Islamists allied with Iran. So it's crucial to keep that bigger picture in mind if we are to avoid effectively strengthening or absurdly acting in cooperation with our most dangerous enemies in the region," he said.
Jatt Imam: Islam Will Take Over World in a Decade
October 6, 2014
A senior Israeli Muslim religious leader called terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) “brothers” of Muslims in Israel.
A senior Israeli Muslim religious leader called terrorists of the Islamic State (IS) “brothers” of Muslims in Israel anelsewhere, adding that they could not stand by and watch silently as Western forces pounded IS forces in Iraq and Syria. Ahmad Badran, an imam and educator
from the Galilee Arab village of Jatt called on Muslims to condemn the actions of the Western “infidels.”
Badran said that no Muslim could stand aside and watch as the “enemies of Islam attack our land. Our Muslim brothers are accused of terror and attacking America,” but really it is the US and its allies who are attacking “our brave Muslim brothers.”
“It will take ancient Islam not more than ten years to rule the world,: Badran added. “The countdown has begun to the great battle with the infidels around the world.”
Massive blast reported at suspected Iranian nuke facility
Oct 6, 2014
Two reportedly killed in explosion at secretive Parchin site that shatters windows 12 kilometers away. According to ISNA the blast was so powerful it shattered windows up to 12 kilometers away and the glare from the explosion lit up the night sky.
Several arms facilities and military bases are located east of the Iranian capital, including Parchin. UN nuclear inspectors have been seeking to visit the site to answer concerns about Iran’s atomic program.
The base lies at the centre of allegations of past Iranian research into sophisticated explosives that can be used to detonate a nuclear warhead. Tehran, which has denied inspectors access to Parchin since 2005, insists its nuclear program is for purely civilian uses. Israel and the West fear Iran is seeking to attain nuclear weapons. In August Iran reiterated that it will not allow IAEA inspectors to visit the site.
Netanyahu: Defeating ISIS, Ignoring Iran 'Loses the War'
October 03, 2014
If the applause during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before the U.N. General Assembly Monday is any measure, he won an Oscar.
"Militant Islam’s ambition is to dominate the world seems mad. But so too did the global ambitions of another fanatic ideology that swept to power eight decades ago. The Nazis believed in a master race. The militant Islamists believe in a master faith,” he said.
“They all seek to create ever expanding enclaves of militant Islam where there is no freedom and no tolerance. Where women are treated as chattel, Christians are decimated and minorities are subjugated, sometimes given the start choice: convert or die,” Netanyahu said.
Among the lies he addressed were war crimes charges by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the subject of a UN Human Rights Council investigation.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the people of Israel pray for peace, but our hopes and the world’s hopes for peace are in danger because everywhere we look militant Islam is on the march,” he said.
The goal of these Islamists, he said, is world domination. Like a cancer that’s left unchecked, it grows and metastasizes over wider and wider areas. It must be removed, he said, before it’s too late."
Al Qaeda Calls For Attacks On American Targets Everywhere: 'America Is The Head Of the Serpent'
Al-Islam, October 1, 2014.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video message from one of its spokesmen, Nasr bin 'Ali Al-Ansi, in which he calls for attacks on American and Western targets everywhere in response to the attacks launched by the U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State and against Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria.
"[Fighters] on all fronts must attack the U.S. and its interests wherever they may be. We know who our main enemy is. For decades, America has been supporting the Jews who occupy Palestine. American drones have been bombing Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen. They have killed mujahideen and their leaders, as well as many Muslim civilians. They have destroyed homes and terrorized women and children.
"It should be known that America is the head of theserpent. It is America that is running the show and acting against the mujahideen, and their Islamic enterprise. As for the countries in the coalition that are supporting America, they will pay a steep price for joining this coalition. America will ultimately desert them... When the head falls so do the tails, and it becomes easier to torment them and wreak vengeance upon them.
"These follies of America will constitute the final nail in its coffin..."”
Report: FPI: A Security Balancing Act
Israel faces real threats in every direction. Its primary concern remains Iran and then prospect that the United States will sign a bad nuclear deal with Tehran. Israelis also know the terror of indiscriminate attacks, as rockets during this summer’s war with Hamas reached as far as Tel Aviv, despite the largely effective Iron Dome missile defense system. And there is the latent but looming
threat from Hezbollah in Lebanon, which has reportedly amassed more than 100,000 rockets.
The reality is that Israel must balance a wide range of security threats in the region. As a country the size of New Jersey with some neighbors who are hostile to its very existence and other neighbors who harbor terrorist organizations intent on its destruction, Israel’s security perspective is based on the very real challenges of living in such a dangerous part of the world.
Perhaps the United States has something to learn from this perspective. Israel cannot afford the luxury of an exclusive approach to one security issue that allows other threats to fall through the cracks – rather, Israel has to find a comprehensive approach to balance the myriad security concerns in its neighborhood. Even as the United States escalates its campaign against the Islamic State group, we must also keep a proper focus on all the threats we face in the region."
Pakistani Taliban declare allegiance to Islamic State and Global jihad
Oct 4, 2014
The Pakistani Taliban declared allegiance to Islamic State on Saturday and ordered militants across the region to help the Middle Eastern jihadist group in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate.
IS flags have also been seen at street rallies in Indian-administered Kashmir. The trend has been of growing concern to global powers struggling to keep up with the fast-changing nature of the international Islamist insurgency.
In a message marking the Muslim holy festival of Eid al-Adha, the Pakistani Taliban said they fully supported IS goals.
"Oh our brothers, we are proud of you in your victories. We are with you in your happiness and your sorrow," "In these troubled days, we call for your patience and stability, especially now that all your enemies are united against you. Please put all your rivalries behind you ..."All Muslims in the world have great expectations of you ... We are with you, we will provide you with Mujahideen (fighters) and with every possible support."
Iraq Slave Markets Sell Women for $10 to Attract Isis Recruits
October 4, 2014
Islamic militants selling Christian and Yazidi women, according to UN
Islamic militants in Iraq have created slave markets, trading and selling women and children of Christian and Yazidi groups, according to UN investigators.
At least 2,500 women and children have been imprisoned, sexually abused and sold for around $10 each by Isis slavers. The slave markets in the al-Quds area of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria have been used as a way of attracting new recruits to Islamic State, the UN said according to a Times report.
One Yazidi woman was given to 10 Islamic State men. "We were sold for $10 or $12. Who could accept that behaviour? Can God accept that?" the woman told Euronews. "It's a shame to rape a woman, but when she is raped by 10 men… what is this? They are animals, they are not humans. Because of them I am afraid all the time."
Israel Fires into Lebanon after Hezbollah Attack
Oct 7, 2014
Israel fired toward Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon on Tuesday after the Shiite guerrillas set off an explosion along the tense border that wounded two Israeli soldiers, in the most serious incident between the two countries in months.
Israel suspects that Hezbollah may be looking to flex its muscles along the border to deflect attention away from its struggles in fighting against Islamic rebels in Syria. Israeli officials said Tuesday's attack marked an escalation, but they did not expect it to devolve into an all-out conflict.
"The Lebanese government and Hezbollah are directly liable for this blatant breach of Israel's sovereignty," said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces. "The IDF responded to the unprovoked aggression against its forces and will continue to operate in order to maintain the safety of the northern border of Israel."
The group is heavily involved in Syria's civil war, fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. The attack against Israel comes two days after Hezbollah had at least eight fighters killed when members of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front attacked the group's positions near the Syria border.
Supreme Court rejects 5 gay marriage appeals, making gay unions legal in 30 states
October 6, 2014
The Supreme Court refused to get involved in the national debate over same-sex marriage Monday, leaving intact lower court rulings that will legalize the practice in 11 additional states.
The unexpected decision by the justices, announced without further explanation, immediately affects five states in which federal appeals courts had struck down bans against gay marriage: Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Utah.
The action eventually will bring to 30 the number of states where gays and lesbians can marry. Appeals courts in Cincinnati and San Francisco are considering cases that could expand that number further, presuming the Supreme Court remains outside the legal fray.
"The court's letting stand these victories means that gay couples will soon share in the freedom to marry in 30 states, representing 60% of the American people," said Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry.
"But we are one country, with one Constitution, and the court's delay in affirming the freedom to marry nationwide prolongs the patchwork of state-to-state discrimination and the harms and indignity that the denial of marriage still inflicts on too many couples in too many places."
Palestinians Irate as ‘Third Temple With Underground Parking’ Crowd funding Raises $105,000
Sept 29, 2014
"The new Jewish Temple will offer millions of pilgrims underground parking, according to a new plan that just received the endorsement of hundreds of supporters who put their money where their faith is.
Rabbi Chaim Richman, International Director of the Temple Institute, was delighted with the success of his crowedfunding campaign: “We are constantly looking for ways to include as many people as possible in our mission to rebuild the Holy Temple, this is not about one group or organization, it’s about bringing about a spiritual reunification of mankind, today with the help of the internet our message is resonating across the globe.
Ingrid Jaradat Gassner, of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, has told Vice News that the plan is “illegal” according to international law.
“Israel is the only country in the world that considers East Jerusalem to be part of Israeli state territory,” she stated. “Under international law, Israel’s annexation of occupied East Jerusalem is illegal, and no state in the world recognizes Israeli sovereignty there. Numerous UN resolutions affirm that East Jerusalem, including the Old City and its religious sites, are part of the occupied Palestinian territory, where sovereignty belongs to the Palestinian people.”
“The architects will fuse Jewish law with modern technology to prepare for a fully modern third Temple, Kosher to the letter of the law, but including mod-cons like underground parking, heating and computerized washing”.
FBI launches a face recognition system
September 16, 2014
The FBI can now quickly identify people just by looking at their faces. Coming soon: eyes, voice, palm print and walking stride.
It's called the FBI's Next Generation Identification system, and the agency said it became fully operational Monday. The government expects the system's database
to house 51 million photographs by next year -- and keep growing. the FBI said
it will gather data from security cameras at a crime scene. But does that
include the estimated 30 million surveillance cameras installed at street
Rouhani expresses concern over terrorism globalization
Sep. 25, 2014
Iran's president has expressed concern over the terrorism globalization and has questioned the world leaders whether they have been united against the extremists.
"I am coming from a region of the world whose many parts are currently burning in fire of extremism and radicalism. To the East and West of my country, extremists threaten our neighbors, resort to violence and shed blood," President Rouhani said in his address to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
"I deeply regret to say that terrorism has become globalized: “From New York to Mosul, from Damascus to Baghdad, from the Easternmost to the Westernmost parts of the world, from Al-Qaeda to Daesh”. The extremists of the world have found each other and have put out the call:
“extremists of the world unite”. But are we united against the extremists?!
"To uproot extremism, we must spread justice and development and disallow the distortion of divine teachings to justify brutality and cruelty. The pain is made greater when these terrorists spill blood in the name of religion and behead in the name of Islam. They seek to keep hidden this incontrovertible truth of history that on the basis of the teachings of all divine prophets, from Abraham and Moses and Jesus to Mohammed, taking the life of a single innocent life is akin to killing the whole humanity.
"Violence is currently being spread to other parts of the world like a contagious disease. We have always believed that democracy cannot be transplanted from abroad; democracy is the product of growth and development; not war and aggression. Democracy is not an export product that can be commercially imported from the West to the East. In an underdeveloped
society, imported democracy leads only to a weak and vulnerable government.
''I warn that if we do not muster all our strengths against extremism and violence today, and fail to entrust the job to the people in the region who can deliver, tomorrow the world will be safe for no one.”
Earthquake in (Yunnan), China – Death toll increases further to 617 and +3143 people injured, just under $10 billion in damage
September 20, 2014
The value of the economic losses due to the event has now been calculated by the Chinese Government: 1.09 million people were affected, with losses totalling 61 billion yuan (610äº¿å…ƒ), which equates to 9.91 billion USD.
Israel envoy: Nuclear Iran ‘a thousand times’ more dangerous than Islamic State
September 19, 2014
Ron Dermer cautions US against working with Islamic Republic to combat jihadist group in Syria and Iraq
“Now I know there is still some absurd talk in certain quarters about Iran being a partner in solving problems in the Middle East,” Dermer said. “They are not a partner, they were not a partner, they never will be a partner. Iran as a nuclear power is a thousand times more dangerous than ISIS,” he added, using a dated abbreviation for the jihadist group.
PA Ambassador: Israelis Must Return to Their Countries of Origin
PA's ambassador to Tehran says that Israelis, with the exception of "Palestinian Jews", must return to their countries of origin.
“All those people who have gathered to occupy our land must return to their countries of origin, leaving behind only the Palestinian Jews, with whom we had lived in love, respect, and fraternity,” said Al-Zawawi.
“I would like to reiterate my gratitude to the Islamic Republic of Iran for the training, financing, and weapons it has provided us, as well as for its political and diplomatic positions regarding Palestine. Iran has helped us to attain our
great victory,” he added.
“I am not saying that Palestine will be liberated tomorrow, but we have made real strides on the path to liberation. A missile with a 200 kilogram warhead will carry a warhead of 100 tons in the future, because weapons change as men change. We just need to cross the scientific threshold to get to our goal.”
Multi-Faith Service Calls for Action on Climate Change
September 20, 2014
A multi-faith service at New York's Cathedral of Saint John the Divine has appealed for action to combat climate change.
Former Vice President Al Gore joined Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist
and Native American leaders at a service that mixed preaching with solemn
rituals and chants. Gore said the climate change march through Manhattan
earlier Sunday was an example of "praying with your feet."
Rabbi Ellen Bernstein told worshippers that "the preservation of our beautiful world is our greatest religious imperative." Native American Chief Arvol Looking Horse said, "Spirit Mother is sick, and has a fever."
Pope Francis And Shimon Peres Discuss: The Establishment Of A ‘United Nations Of Religions’
Sept 8, 2014
Last Thursday, Pope Francis and former Israeli President Shimon Peres met for an extended 45 minute private conversation. The focus of this discussion was a proposal by Peres to establish a “United Nations of Religions”. It was the third meeting between the two men in a little more than four months.
It is very unusual for a Pope to meet with any world leader three times in just over four months. But it is this latest meeting between Pope Francis and Shimon Peres that was the most noteworthy by far.
The following is how Fox News
reported on it…
Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres has proposed a new global peace initiative to Pope Francis: A “United Nations of Religions,” given that most wars today have religious, not nationalistic, undercurrents. The Vatican said Peres pitched the initiative during a 45-minute audience Thursday in the Apostolic Palace. The two men last met when Francis invited the then-Israeli president and Palestinian leader
Mahmoud Abbas to pray for peace together in the Vatican gardens on June 8.
In an interview with the Catholic Magazine Famiglia Cristiana, Peres called on Francis to leverage his respect to create an interfaith organization to curb religious violence. “What we need is an organization of United Religions… as the best way to combat terrorists who kill in the name of faith,” Peres said. “What we need is an unquestionable moral authority who says out loud, ‘No, God does not want this and does not allow it.’”
America’s Heartland hosts Gay Games, visitors from around the globe
August 7, 2014
Participants and spectators from 46 countries are coming to the Heartland for Gay Games 9, a quadrennial event that for the first time is taking place outside one of the world’s gay capitals.
By the time the Games conclude on Aug 16 with a Closing Ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, medals will have been handed out in everything from darts to tennis to track and field. There are team competitions in sports such as softball, soccer, flag football and ice hockey.
And some competitions can’t resist a bit of gay camp. Swimming concludes with an aqua-drag party called Pink Flamingo. Gay Rodeo, part of the Gay Games for the first time, includes an event called the Wild Drag Race, in which one of each three-person team competes in drag. Off the field, there’s plenty of gay.
Entertainers coming to Cleveland and Akron during the week include Bass and Louganis, the Indigo Girls, Boy George, Alex Newell of Glee, Ana Matronic of the Scissor Sisters, comedians Erin Foley and Fortune Feimster, and writer Del Shores. The Games are expected to pump tens of millions into the Northeast Ohio economy. Hotels are booked, and non-gay venues are hosting events for LGBT visitors. Arts groups have scheduled performances with LGBT themes to attract the Gay Games audience.
World Ignores Christian Exodus from Islamic World
August 7, 2014
While the world fixates on the conflict between Israel and Hamas—and while most mainstream media demonize Israel for trying to survive amid a sea of Arab-Islamic hostility—similar or worse tragedies continue to go virtually ignored.
One of the most ancient Christian communities in the world, that of Iraq—which already had been decimated over the last decade, by Islamic forces unleashed after the ousting of Saddam Hussein—has now been wiped out entirely by the new “caliphate,” the so-called Islamic State, formerly known by the acronym “ISIS.”
It is to the media’s shame that those who slaughter, behead, crucify and displace people for no other reason than that they are Christian rarely get media coverage, while Israel, which kills only in the context of trying to defend itself from rocket attacks and terrorism, and not out of religious bigotry, is constantly demonized.
Netanyahu: ISIS Great Danger in Mid East
August 8, 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu explained the dangers facing Israel and the Middle
East today from radical Islamic terror groups.
The Spirituality of Jerusalem
August 8, 2014
This eye-opening video discusses the centrality of Jerusalem, and why its location as a capital city defies tactical reasoning, in favor of Divinely-ordained spirituality.
‘US, West complicit in Zionists’ genocide in Gaza’
Aug. 05, 2014
Iran’s Secretary General for High Council for Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani has said US and western countries are complicit in Zionists’ genocide in Gaza Stip.
“Today Resistance is more powerful and their missiles can reach any points in the occupied land and the Israeli regime cannot estimate Resistance’s operations,” said Larijani and that “Resistance owns a serious and important strategy which is a new phenomenon today. Islamic resistance was the school of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and Imam Khomeini; that school is now manifested in a school of resistance fighting against the imperialism."
Ebola Now an 'International Health Emergency'
August 09, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now an international public health emergency, World Health Organization officials announced during an emergency meeting in Switzerland on Friday.
"This is the largest most severe and most complex outbreak in the nearly four-decade history of this disease," W.H.O. Director General Dr. Margaret Chan said at a news conference. The WHO emergency committee reached the conclusion that the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa meets the criteria under the international health regulations for a public health emergency of international concern.
IS to Declare Beginning of ‘Jihad Against America’
The Islamic State, formally the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has yet to publish an official response to the US's military strikes against it in Iraq, but sources close to the IS announced on Twitter Friday that IS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi will shortly be issuing an announcement declaring the beginning of "jihad against America."
Fatah Official Calls for Ethnic Cleansing of Israelis, Jews
Central Committee member calls to drive Israeli Jews into the Jordan river and the Mediterranean, in 'solidarity' with Gaza.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has called for ethnic cleansing against Jewish Israelis, after an official posted on Facebook to "drive the occupier out from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea."
The statements are in line with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) charter of 1968, which calls for "armed struggle" or "armed revolution," declaring "armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine," and calling on local Arabs to "be prepared for the armed struggle."
Worldwide Protest Against Israel and the Gaza Invasion
Thousands Rally in S. Africa against Israel
Aug. 09, 2014
Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through Cape Town on Saturday to protest Israel's
military assault on Palestinians in Gaza.
In one of the biggest rallies in the city since the end of apartheid, demonstrators carried posters stating "Israel is an apartheid state" and "Stop Israeli murder". With some demonstrators wearing T-shirts reading "Africa understands colonialism" and chanting "Free Palestine,” protesters marched through the center of the city to the national parliament. Organizers and officials have estimated number of people to be between 30,000 to 50,000 people.
Iran Accuses Israel of 'Genocide' in Gaza
Aug 4, 2014
Hassan Rouhani condemns 'massacre' in Gaza Monday - despite the fact that Tehran provides Hamas with the rockets causing the conflict.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani denounced Monday the "inaction" of the UN Security Council on Gaza, describing the conflict as a "genocidal massacre" of Palestinians by Israel.
"The savage aggression by the army of this child-killer regime (Israel), continues with a deliberate policy to commit genocide and massacre civilians and destroy infrastructure, houses,
hospitals, schools and mosques," Rouhani said in Tehran.
A rioter gestures during clashes with police following a pro-Palestinian demonstration, in Sarcelles, north of Paris, on July 20, 2014. French youth defying a ban on a protests against Israel’s Gaza offensive. went on a rampage in a Paris suburb, setting fire to cars and garbage cans after a peaceful demonstration.
Indian protesters shout slogans during a protest against Israel's invasion of Gaza in Mumbai, India, on Sunday: “Save lives- stop Zionism- Boycott Israel”
Pro-Palestinian protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against Israel's military action and violence in the Gaza strip, in Vienna, Austria on Sunday.
Members of the Australian Palestinian community hold banners and a flag as they stand on a balcony of the Sydney Town Hall during a protest against Israel's military action in Gaza on Sunday. One sign likened Israel’s invasion as a holocaust.
Lebanese riot policemen block a road that leads to the US embassy in Aukar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, One man dressed up in a US Flag wearing a grim reaper mask.
People take part in a demonstration in Amsterdam to protest against Israel's military campaign in Gaza on Sunday. Around 3,000 people staged a peaceful pro-Palestinian demonstration calling for an end to the bloody Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip. “Free Palestine - boycott Israel”
Anti-Jewish slogans return to the streets in Germany as Mideast protests sweep Europe
Protesters gather during a pro-Palestinian demonstration against the Israeli army's attacks on the Gaza Strip in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, The face of rage here now bears little resemblance to the 1930s and 1940s. Some ethnic Germans have joined the protests, but the majority of those taking to the streets are part of a vast pool of Muslim immigrants and their German-born children
Moroccan demonstrators hold Palestinian flags during a protest against the Israeli shelling in the Gaza strip in Rabat, Morocco, Thousands line up in the streets.
Turkish protesters shout slogans during a protest against Israeli attacks on Gaza, in front of the Israeli consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
Thousands gather at an event called the "Mass Rally to Stand Up with Gaza Against Israeli Crimes," the crowd marched through the streets of Columbus Circle waving Palestinian flags and holding signs calling for an end to Israeli apartheid, and U.S. aid to Israel.
The London protest is just one of the many anti-Israeli rallies held recently around the globe, in which people have denounced the deadly Israeli aggression against Gazans.
Thousands protest against Israel's assault on Gaza
28 July 2014
Thousands of people protested in the New Zealand cities of Auckland and Wellington on Saturday, for the second week in a row, to express their outrage over Israel's murderous assault on Gaza. The protests attracted a broad cross-section of people, including many young workers and students, and people from Palestinian and Middle Eastern backgrounds.
"Netanyahu, you can't hide, we charge you with genocide!"
Sunni Tehreek protest against Israel attacks on Gaza. “Crush Israel” “Hate America”
Stop Funding Israeli Terror
Israel- Stop Killing Children
Down with Israel
Judaism rejects Zionism- Jews
protesting against their own
Stop the massacre
Israel murders Children
Stop Gaza genocide
Stop Israel’s war crimes
Washington rally compares Netanyahu to Hitler
Tens of thousands turn out for large pro-Gaza demonstration outside White House
August 3, 2014
Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters, many waving or wrapped in flags, rallied outside the White House Saturday, pushing for peace and an end to fighting in Gaza. The crowd, young and old from across the United States, including scores of children, chanted “End US Aid to Israel” and “Israel out of Palestine.” Many of the protesters voiced anger at Netanyahu, with one waving a banner that read “Netanyahu and Hitler are the same; the only difference is the name.”
ISIS Threatens America: ‘We Will Raise the Flag Of Allah In The White House’
The terror group President Barack Obama threatened to strike in Iraq Thursday evening is itself threatening to strike the American homeland.
“I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established,” Abu Mosa, a spokesman for the terror group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), told VICE Media in a video
interview posted online Thursday. “Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq.”
“We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House,” he added.
U.S. preacher urges jihad on Israel
Sheik Mohamed Elimam calls Zionism ‘unadulterated evil,’ berates Arab world for abandoning
July 31, 2014
In comments made during two sermons, on July 18 and July 25 at the Chicago Islamic Center, Elimam appeared to call for the removal of the Jewish state from the Middle East.
“This enemy was planted in the midst of the Arab nation, and they chose Jerusalem, Palestine, the most important area – in order to be a thorn in the side of the Arab and Islamic nations,” he said. “May Allah pull this thorn out, and stick it down their [Western] throats. May they be sent back to their countries in shame and disgrace, Allah willing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:2-4
"For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so
comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief."
Peace is the only path to true security for Israel and the Palestinians
In an exclusive article for Haaretz's Israel Conference on Peace, Barack Obama says that the only solution is a democratic, Jewish state living side-by-side in peace and security with a viable, independent Palestinian state.
July 8, 2014
“From Harry Truman through today, the United States has always been Israel’s greatest friend. As I’ve said time and again, neither I nor the United States will ever waver in our commitment to the security of Israel and the Israeli people, and our support for peace will always remain a bedrock foundation of that commitment.”
“As I said last year in Jerusalem, peace is necessary, just, and possible. I believed it then. I believe it now. Peace is necessary because it’s the only way to ensure a secure and democratic future for the Jewish state of Israel. While walls and missile defense systems can help protect against some threats, true safety will only come with a comprehensive negotiated settlement. Reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians would also help turn the tide of international
sentiment and sideline violent extremists, further bolstering Israel’s security.”
American Suicide Bomber Tells His Story, Declares: Infidels, We Are Coming for You with AK47s
July 29, 2014
Hamas Cutting Weapons Deal with North Korea
Hamas was covertly attempting to strike an arms deal with North Korea so it could press on with firing missiles at Israel from the Gaza Strip, according to a report published the other day by The Telegraph newspaper. The rebel group thus aimed at replenishing its missile arsenal “because of the large numbers it has fired at Israel in recent weeks,”
“North Korea is an obvious place to seek supplies because Pyongyang already has close ties with a number of militant Islamist groups in the Middle East,” he added The deal is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and, as the report states, the cash down payment for hundreds of missiles has already been made.
This is not the only report on North Koreans supplying weapons abroad. Its long history of manufacturing and selling arms includes deals with Syria and Iran, US officials claim. Hamas-North Korea ties were exposed for the first time in 2009 as a staggering 35 tons of weapons were seized from a cargo plane that made an emergency landing in Bangkok.”
California drought: 'May have to migrate people'
July 31, 2014
It's going from worse to worst each week in California.
Suffering in its third year of drought, more than 58 percent of the state is currently in "exceptional drought" stage, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map. That marks a huge jump from just seven days ago, when about 36 percent of the state was categorized that way.
Exceptional drought, the most extreme category, indicates widespread crop and pasture losses and shortages of water in reservoirs, streams and wells. "Civilizations in the past have had to migrate out of areas of drought," Wilson said. "We may have to migrate people out of California."
The drought has nearly depleted the state's surface water—which is seen being reduced by about one-third this year. Farmers in California have turned to groundwater to keep crops irrigated.
California Allows First-Ever State Recognized Human-Animal Marriage
On Monday history was made at the Chapel of Our Lady at the Presidio in San Francisco as the first-ever state recognized human-animal marriage took place.
Local resident 35-year-old Paul Horner was the groom during the ceremony. Joining him was his faithful dog Mac who is 36-years-old in dog years. Mac also decided to be the groom but ended up wearing a white veil at the last moment.
Father McHale who officiated the outdoor wedding told reporters he was extremely happy to be a part of this joyous moment of life. “This is the definition of true love my friends. There is nothing more sacred than the bond between a man and his faithful dog,” McHale said. “Now, since it is recognized as a legally binding marriage in the state of California, Mr. Horner and Mac will have all the same tax benefits and everything else coming to them that a regular married
couple would receive. It’s a fantastic day to be alive!”
Obama thanks Muslims for ‘building the very fabric of our nation’
July 29, 2014
President Obama and his wife sent out a joint statement to Muslims in America for the Eid-al-Fitr holiday, thanking them for their contributions in “building the fabric” of the country.
The statement, as posted on the White House website, reads in part: “As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families. … [The holiday] celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict and disease.”
The Obamas then express appreciation to the Muslim community for helping forge America.
“In the United States,” the statement continued, “Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. … On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration. Eid Mubarak.”
MARTIN: Iraq without Nouri al-Maliki
The prime minister’s link with Iran has prompted the ISIS offensive
Back in 2005, Ibrahim al-Jafari became the first prime minister of a new, independent and democratic Iraq. He was soon forced out of power owing to ineffective leadership and was replaced by Nouri al-Maliki. Instead of working to correct past mistakes and to build Iraq’s
then-still promising future, Mr. al-Maliki chose consolidation of power and alliance with Iran.
Hamas sermon: Muslims will exterminate the Jews
On Friday, Hamas TV broadcast a sermon which repeated the Hamas ideology that according to Islam, it is Muslim destiny to exterminate the Jews.
Hamas cleric: "Our belief about fighting you [Jews] is that we will exterminate you, until the last one, and we will not leave of you, even one. For you are the usurpers of the land, foreigners, mercenaries of the present and of all times. Look at history, brothers: Wherever there were Jews, they spread corruption... (Quran): "They spread corruption in the land, and Allah does not like corrupters." Their belief is destructive. Their belief fulfills the prophecy. Our belief is in obtaining our rights on our land, implementing Shari'ah (Islamic law) under Allah's sky."
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 25, 2014]
Online Campaign Aims to Build Third Temple
The Temple Institute launches an indiegogo campaign to build the Third Temple, under the title: 'Don't make history, make the future.'
The Temple Institute, an organization in Jerusalem which works toward the rebuilding of the Third Temple, began a revolutionary campaign on Sunday to literally rebuild the Third Temple - through the power of crowd funding. Headlined under the title, "Don't make history. Make the future. Build the Third Temple," the indiegogo campaign promises that this generation of children is "ready" to see the center of Jewish worship rebuilt, once and for all.
"Now is time for one of its most ambitious projects yet: completing architectural plans for the actual construction, fusing ancient texts and modern technology," the campaign's description states. "While strictly adhering to the religious requirements set forth in Biblical texts, the Third Temple will also be equipped with every modern amenity: full computerization, underground parking, temperature control, elevators, docks for public transportation, wheelchair access, and much more."
"The Temple Institute has engaged an architect to map out as practically as possible the modern Third Temple's construction," it continues. "Your contribution will go towards completing this ambitious project and the continued research and development which will make the Third Temple a reality."
IRAN : Maj. Gen. Suleimani: Nobody can disarm resistance
July 31, 2014
Iran’s top commander says martyrdom in the path to liberate Palestine is like a dream; affirms nobody can disarm the resistance.
Iran’s powerful general in his letter said that it is an honor and duty for every proud Muslim to be martyred in order to liberate al-Quds, and asked Palestinian resistance to turn the lives of hundreds of thousands of Zionists into a living hell.
At the end, Iran’s legendary general demanded the Palestinian factions to unite to confront the Israeli aggression, stressing that "Palestine - from its rivers (the Jordan river) to its seas will soon be liberated."
FINALLY! Israel Officially Calling For Third Temple to Replace al-Aqsa Mosque!
The Israel Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel on Friday expressed his wish to see the construction of a “Third Temple” in place of the Al-Aqsa Mosque that is currently occupying the temple mount. Uri Ariel said “The first Temple was destroyed in 586 BCE, the second Temple in 70 CE, and ever since the Jewish People have been mourning its loss.”
He then went on to say “Al-Aqsa Mosque is currently in place of the temple, despite the temple being much holier than it. Al-Aqsa Mosque is only the third most holy mosque in Islam.” “Now that Israel has once again become a Jewish sovereign state, the desire to rebuild the Temple is growing stronger and strong” he added.
Christians in Great Tribulation: July 2014
Afghanistan : Two female aid workers for a Christian charity are shot to death by Muslim radicals.
Nigeria : Nine Christians are slain by Boko Haram.
Nigeria : Pro-caliphate militants slaughter over three dozen residents and burn churches in a raid on a Christian farming village.
Nigeria : Over two dozen Christians are massacred by Islamists, in an attack on three churches.
Nigeria : A pastor is murdered by Boko Haram. His wife and three young children are kidnapped.
CAR : At least seventeen people are killed when Muslims attack a Catholic church sheltering civilians.
Kenya : Two Christians are killed in their own church by Muslim radicals.
Sudan : Ten Christians are targeted and murdered by the Islamic government, including four children and an elderly woman. Their church was also destroyed.
Hamas Spells it Out: Our Aim is the Extermination of the Jews
In sermon from central Gaza Strip Hamas cleric says his group aims to 'totally exterminate' every last Jew in Israel.
As the 22nd day of the IDF's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza draws to a close, MEMRI (the
Middle East Media Research Institute) has published a video in which a Hamas cleric lays out the organization's "doctrine" in its fight against Israel: genocide.
Speaking in a televised address from Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, the preacher said that Hamas's aim was to "totally exterminate" the Jews living in Israel, because "wherever the Jews lived they spread corruption".
Iran: Hezbollah Can Fire Rockets 'Nonstop' at Israel
Senior officer in the Revolutionary Guards claims Hezbollah's arsenal rivals Hamas's
Iranian officials are closely studying the progress of Operation Protective Edge, in light of concern over Israel airstrikes on its nuclear facilities and its ongoing quest to destroy Israel.
Hossein Salami G'anshin, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, said in this context that the war in Gaza is an introduction prior to the collapse of Israel, noting that Hezbollah has become a very powerful factor that can launch missiles "non-stop" on all the cities of Israel.
Iran General: We Will Hunt Down Israelis House To House
The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vowed revenge against Israel for its
ongoing military incursion into Gaza, which has already killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis.
“You [people of Israel] are trees without any roots which were planted in the Islamic lands by the British,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said at this week’s Friday prayer sermon in Tehran, Fars News Agency reported.
“We will chase you house to house and will take revenge for every drop of blood of our martyrs in Palestine,” Salami said. “and this is the beginning point of Islamic nations awakening for your defeat.”
The deputy commander promised that Palestine will no longer remain calm and cited a statement by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic regime: “Imam [Khomeini] with the statement that Israel must be wiped from the face of the Earth gave a true message to the world. This message enlightened the Muslims and became the concept on the streets of Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.”
Fears of Ebola spread in West Africa as 2nd American infected with virus
July 29, 2014
Health officials in West Africa are scrambling to contain a possible widening of an Ebola outbreak after a man believed to be affected by the virus traveled by plane from Liberia to Ghana to Togo to Nigeria, where he died on Friday.
The death of Patrick Sawyer, 40, has led to tighter screening of airline passengers in West Africa, Ebola has killed more than 670 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since the outbreak began in March.
It's an unprecedented public health scenario: Since 1976, when the virus was first discovered, Ebola outbreaks were limited to remote corners of Congo and Uganda, far from urban centers, and stayed within the borders of a single country. This time, cases first emerged in Guinea, and before long hundreds of others were stricken in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
#WeAreN: Christians Marked for Modern-Day Holocaust
Seventy years after the Nazis forced Jews to wear Yellow Star of David patches on their clothing to mark them for persecution and extermination, another holocaust is under way.
This time, it's Middle East Christians instead of European Jews. But the evil tactics are much the same. Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)--now known simply as The Islamic State (IS)--have marked Christians for dimmi status and extinction; their goal is to eliminate all Christian presence from their new caliphate.
As their predecessors did 1,400 years ago, Muslims in the IS have given Christians four options:
1. Convert to Islam.
2. Live as dimmis under sharia law and pay the jizya tax.
3. Forfeit their homes, possessions, and flee the IS.
Christian homes and businesses have been marked with the Arabic letter Nun. It stands for
"Nazarene," or Christian. This symbol has now gone viral on social media and Christians around the globe are using it as a symbol of solidarity with the Christians of Mosul and Iraq.”
Israel’s Netanyahu on Iran: ‘Of course, they’re developing nuclear weapons.’
"It's a joke," he said. "Of course, they're developing nuclear weapons. They've invested, if not billions, you can start counting it in maybe in hundreds of billions of dollars — for what, for creating medical isotopes for Iranian patients circling the Earth? What are they developing ICBMs for if not for nuclear warheads? What are they developing these — building these enormous underground nuclear facilities if not for nuclear weapons?"
Crowds of Muslims gather at Al Aqsa mosque to celebrate rockets reaching as far as 'occupied Jerusalem'.
A video has emerged showing hundreds of Arabs flooding the plaza of the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount to celebrate the sounding of air raid sirens in Jerusalem. The crowds can be heard whistling and chanting in celebration of the fact that Hamas rockets reached as far as the capital city Tuesday evening.
Erdogan Compares Israel, Hitler
July 19, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister's latest slur claims Israel 'has surpassed Hitler in barbarism' - hours after ADL demands crackdown on anti-Semitism
"(Israelis) have no conscience, no honor, and no pride. They curse Hitler day and night, but they have surpassed Hitler in barbarism," Erdogan told supporters at a campaign rally in the Black Sea city of Ordu. "This is not the first time we have been confronted by such situations," Erdogan told a meeting of Islamic scholars gathered in Istanbul for Ramadan, a holy month of fasting for Muslims.
"Since (the creation of the state of Israel) in 1948 we have been witnessing this attempt at systematic genocide every day and every month. But above all we are witnessing this attempt at systematic genocide every Ramadan."
Violent Protests against Israel in London, Paris, Chile, Belgium
Thousands of people join anti-Semitic hate march against Israel; in Paris, protestors burn Israeli flag as they defy ban on demonstration.
Parts of central London were brought to a standstill on Saturday as thousands of pro-Palestinians marched in protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, while in Paris a banned demonstration descended into violence. Organizers of the London rally claimed that "tens of thousands" of people joined the march from Prime Minister David Cameron's office to the Israeli embassy, many of them chanting "Israel is a terror state".
Jerusalem Dateline: Escalation In The Holy Land
July 11, 2014
This week on Jerusalem Dateline: As Hamas launch scores of rockets deep into the heart of Israel, the military is responding. Government adviser Dore Gold explains why Israel does what it does to protect its people.
Hamas vows to Resume Suicide Bombings “on every bus, café and street”
July 12, 2014
This is a series of videos of the threats and wrath of Hamas towards Israel
Israel Conducts Special Ops Mission into Gaza As Tel Aviv Sustains Major Rocket Barrage
“Since Monday Night, Hamas has fired around 800 rockets at Israel. 582 of those rockets have hit Israeli territory, and 150 were intercepted by the Iron Dome. The Israeli Air Force has now carried out bombings on more than 1,300 Hamas targets, and there are no indications of the IAF slowing down.”
Hamas warned on Palestinian television around 8pm Saturday that they intended to attack the city of Tel Aviv at 9pm. At approximately 9:07, they terrorist jihadis fired what they said were long-range J-80 rockets at Tel Aviv. Hamas claimed the J-80 was a “new kind of rocket” that had a range of 50 miles. Hamas unsuccessfully tried to overwhelm the Iron Dome short-range missile defense system, as their 7 or so rockets fired at Tel Aviv all at the same time were successfully intercepted by the Iron Dome battery.
Contrastingly, Hamas official, said that they are working with Hezbollah and “exchanging expertise” on Israel. The terror group official said, “The relationship with Hezbollah and Iran today is better than everyone thinks, and ties with Hezbollah is by far better than what [enemy] wants to believe.”
NETANYAHU WARNS AGAINST A BAD NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN
JULY 13, 2014
PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WARNED SUNDAY THAT ANY NUCLEAR DEAL LEAVING IRAN WITH THE CAPABILITY TO ENRICH URANIUM WOULD BE “CATASTROPHIC.”
“IT WOULD BE A DISASTER FOR THE UNITED STATES AND FOR EVERYONE ELSE,”
NETANYAHU SAID AS A DEADLINE LOOMED FOR AN AGREEMENT ON IRAN’S DISPUTED NUCLEAR PROGRAM BETWEEN THE WEST AND THE ISL.
“I CERTAINLY HOPE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN. I THINK IT WOULD BE A CATASTROPHIC DEVELOPMENT, BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE MIDDLE EAST IS IN TURMOIL, EVERYTHING IS TOPSY-TURVY, THE WORST MILITANTS, SHIITES AND SUNNI RADICALS ARE VYING WITH EACH OTHER WHO WILL BE THE KING OF THE ISLAMIST HILL,” HE SAID.
“IF ANY ONE OF THESE SIDES GET THEIR HANDS ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS, ALL BETS ARE OFF.”
'Temple in Waiting' Prepared in Jerusalem
July 11, 2014
Today Muslims control the Temple Mount and Jews are forbidden to worship there. But that hasn't stopped some people from making plans to build the next temple. Everyday, three times a day, Jews recite this prayer: "May it be your will that the temple be speedily rebuilt in our own time."
Chaim Richman is a director at the Temple Institute in Jerusalem.
"The Temple Institute is actively engaged in the research and preparation of the resumption of service in the holy temple to the extent of actually preparing operational blueprints for the construction of the temple according to the most modern standards," he said. This menorah is just one of several vessels being created for the next temple. It's covered with 95 pounds of pure gold and has a price tag of $2 million.
Piece by piece, the third temple is taking shape, with priest's garments, vessels of copper, gold, and silver, and a new generation of levite priests specially trained for temple service. "We have enough in place now to resume divine service and to build the temple," Richman said. "But obviously, a lot of things have to happen in order for this to happen."
Rouhani urges Muslims to help Palestinians
July 10, 2014
Iran’s president has called on Muslim countries to help people of Gaza Strip against the Israeli usurpers
Hassan Rouhani issued a letter and called on heads of Muslim countries to do their best for an immediate end of blockade in Gaza Strip. He asked Muslims to help the oppressed people of Palestine saying that unity of Muslim countries against the enemies a vital matter at this stage. President, in the letter, stated that resistance of the people of Gaza would with no doubt defeat the Zionist regime.
Why we are fighting with Gaza
Welcome to the latest episode of Israel’s surreal reality in the vicious, unstable, religiously extreme Middle East.
To our north, we witness anarchy in Syria, which intermittently spills over into our territory; over 150,000 dead; global indifference; and Syrian doctors sending their patients to Israel for lifesaving treatment.
To our east, we face Palestinian extremists demonstrably capable of seizing and killing not only our soldiers but also our teenage civilians. Further east, Islamic State extremists, so brutal as to make other terror groups seem relatively mild, make gains in Iraq and seek to threaten Jordan. Nearby, the Israel-loathing Iranian regime demands, by its own calculations, 20 times as many centrifuges as even a compromising international community wants to allow for its “peaceful” nuclear program.
And now, down south, we find ourselves drawn into another major round of conflict against Hamas, which insists, for no remotely credible reason, on firing rockets ever deeper into Israel from an enclave in which there is no Israeli military or civilian presence whatsoever.
That Israelis do not die in greater numbers has nothing to do with Hamas and the other terror groups. They’re doing their absolute best to kill us. They’ve been assiduously smuggling in and manufacturing weaponry so that they now have hundreds of missiles that can reach Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and beyond, while imploring the international community to end Israel’s security blockade so that they can import even more potent means to murder us.
Recent days have seen the Israeli leadership clearly seeking not to get embroiled in another major offensive with Hamas — but its offer, its plea, of “quiet for quiet,” was ignored. We brace now for missile fire on Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and agonize about the implications of a ground offensive
Analysts posit that Hamas is firing some of its vast rocket arsenal because it has nothing much to lose anymore — that it has lost the support of Egypt; that it can’t get the money to pay salaries; that it is retaliating for the deaths of several of its terror operatives in a tunnel that collapsed upon them after Israel had the temerity to attack it; that it is seeking to reassert itself as the only credible “resistance” to Israel. For Hamas, hostility to the very fact of Israel’s existence still far outweighs any and all other interests.”
Holy Book Instruction From the Quran:
Quran (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"
Steinitz Skeptical that Iran and West Can Reach Deal
Intelligence Minister says Israel does not expect world powers to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran by July 20 deadline.
Speaking to the Reuters news agency as Iran and the West gathered for another round of talks aimed at ending the international dispute over Iran's nuclear program, Steinitz said, "My estimate is that there will not be [a deal]. I think the Iranians came with a very hard line. "The Iranians came without willingness to compromise but with a desire to exploit this stage to soften and improve the opening positions of the other side," he added.
Steinitz reiterated Israel's position that Iran should dismantle its entire program to enrich uranium. Not insisting on this "is already a kind of a concession by the West, or by the powers, (that) we think is wrong," he said.
Asked what Israel would do if there was an agreement that it did not see as satisfactory, Steinitz said, "We are keeping all options open. We will have to see what the deal is, to what extent it is good, to what extent it is bad, if it meets the minimum demands or not."
Christians and Other Non-Muslims of the Middle East Face Extinction
It is very difficult to not be a target of propaganda from the various players involved in the Iraq crisis. They all have their own agendas. So what is the truth? Are Christians being forced to convert to Islam in Mosul? We don't know that for sure yet. What we do know is that ISIS has been persecuting Assyrians and other non-Sunnis in Syria for a year now. Kidnappings, robberies, rapes and beheadings are not unusual. We also know that they use to do the same thing in Iraq when they were a part of al-Qaeda.
"The future of the Christians of Iraq as well as Syria and the whole Middle East is in great danger. They face extinction in their original countries because they are easily targeted by fanatics using Islamic rules of Sharia interpreted and imposed through the brutal policies of ISIS. Western countries are at a loss when faced with the massive number of immigration requests to join families together from the old country. "
She is very scared that Christians will soon become history in Middle East.
"As long as an international conscience is not forthcoming and goodwill initiatives are not planned to hear the voices of victims and provide them with protection and compensation for the persecution they have been subject to for dozens of years, they will continue to flee from their countries. This is a destructive fact not only regarding the Christian presence in Iraq and Syria but for Iraqi and Syrian societies as a whole."
Persecution Crisis: Christians in the West Need to Intervene Now
“In less than two weeks Iraq went from a semi-functioning democracy to a land divided into regional factions ruled in many areas by the extremist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is imposing Sharia law after driving Christians out of Mosul and other cities in Iraq.
Syria lies in tatters as Islamic extremist groups battle for control of the country which has been engaged in a horrendous civil war for over three years. Each day creates more refugees. The largest group is Syrian Christians, who are being pushed out of their homeland.
Heading to Africa, you can see the battle for Nigeria, where Boko Haram kidnaps Christian girls daring to be educated. More girls were reportedly kidnapped last week, which adds to the approximately 200 that have been missing since March. Of course, Boko Haram has been attacking churches and Christian villages, as well as other targets, at record rates this year. Kenya, too, has a jihadist group called al-Shabaab which is bringing violence and heartbreak to the Christian population and the country at large.
What do all the Christians in these countries have in common? Well, certainly all are affected by the violence and threats by the various terrorist groups. Al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab, Boko Haram and ISIS all have similar doctrine and similar funding. In many cases, one group springs forth from another. All have a goal to spread Sharia law, imposing their Muslim faith by force. That means coercing Christians to deny their faith, leave their homes or face death. Many times followers of Jesus are not given the choice; they are just killed. This is a creed all Muslim terrorist groups have in common.”
Iran Pursues Subtle Strategy on Iraq
Iran is pursuing a delicate strategy of supporting fellow Shiite Muslims and preserving its influence in neighboring Iraq--where the government is under siege by radical Sunni militants--without pushing the confrontation into outright sectarian warfare.
The country has openly sent top military advisers to help the Iraqi government, and blamed a collection of foreign enemies from Saudi Arabia to Israel and the U.S. for the violence. It deployed at least three battalions of elite Revolutionary Guards units to Iraq, according to Iranian security officials--an action Iran's foreign ministry denied. Yet it has stopped short of sending in large numbers of its own troops and discouraged ordinary Iranians from crossing the border to fight or defend holy sites in Iraq.
Last year, some 2.5 million pilgrims traveled each way between the two countries, according to the Pilgrimage Research Center in Qom, and billions of dollars in investment in hotels, prayer centers and religious donations have flowed with them.
"Both countries are united. We don't even think of ourselves as separate countries," said Hamid Reza Taraghi, who heads a religious foundation operating under the auspices of the supreme leader. "We've helped Iraq flourish, especially in these holy cities."
To protect those ties, Iran has openly rushed to aid Mr. Maliki's government with military advisers, weapons and intelligence. Perhaps its biggest contribution, referred to only obliquely in Iranian media, has been helping Mr. Maliki's government overhaul Iraq's lackluster professional military. Iran has provided advisers and trainers of zealous and often battle-trained militias formed and largely controlled by hard-line Iraqi Shiite religious groups with close ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Iranian Foreign Minister: Kurdish State 'Part of a Zionist Plot'
The only entity an independent Kurdistan would serve is Israel, and Tehran will not allow that to take place, says Iranian foreign minister.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir has come out strongly against Kurdish statehood, saying that the only entity an independent Kurdistan would serve, is Israel – and that the Islamic Republic is determined not to let that happen.
“We say this to the Kurds out of love and friendship,” he said, adding that “Iran will not allow the Zionist plot for the dissolution of Iraq to take place.”
States look to gun seizure law after mass killings
July 06, 2014
"The government taking things away from people is never a good thing," said Rich Burgess, president of the gun rights group Connecticut Carry. "They come take your stuff and give you 14 days for a hearing. Would anybody else be OK if they just came and took your car and gave you 14 days for a hearing?"
"You want to make sure that when people are in crisis ... there is a way to prevent them to get access to firearms," said Josh Horwitz, executive director of the nonprofit Education Fund to Stop Gun Violence in Washington, D.C. "With all that we see in the news day after day, particular after Newtown, I think departments are more aware of what authority they have ... and they're using the tool (gun seizure warrants) more frequently than in the past," said South Windsor Police Chief Matthew Reed. "We always look at it from the other side. What if we don't seize the guns?"
Rome will be conquered next, says leader of 'Islamic State'
01 Jul 2014
Muslims have been called to flock to the 'Islamic State' to gather for a battle against non-believers throughout the world
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the 'Islamic State' stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to immigrate to his new land to fight under its banner around the globe. "Those who can immigrate to the Islamic State should immigrate, as immigration to the house of Islam is a duty," he said in an audio recording released on a website used by the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.
"Rush O Muslims to your state. It is your state. Syria is not for Syrians and Iraq is not for Iraqis. The land is for the Muslims, all Muslims. "This is my advice to you. If you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills."
Abbas's Fatah Calls for Violent 'Revolution' in Jerusalem
Fatah online campaign to 'rise up' and 'demand blood' after Arab youth murdered, in what looks to be criminal, not 'revenge,' act.
Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction has launched a full campaign calling for a violent "revolution" against Israel, following the abduction and murder of a young Arab resident of Jerusalem on Wednesday. Fatah on Thursday posted to Facebook a quote of former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, who stated "blood demands blood; millions of martyrs are marching to Jerusalem." Another post read "Jerusalem, declare a revolution!"
Fifteen Rockets Fired at South; IAF Retaliates
Hamas fires rockets as far as Be'ersheva Saturday, prompting an emergency meeting on the situation. Is an operation on the horizon?
Fifteen rockets and mortar rounds were fired at Israel on Saturday from Gaza, according to IDF sources, lightly wounding one soldier and sending tens of thousands of Israeli civilians into bomb shelters. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the massive rocket escalation on Thursday, saying Israel is preparing for two possibilities: “one – that the fire will stop and then our operations will also stop; and the second, that the fire will continue and then our forces will act forcefully.”
On Friday morning, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz added that an assault on Gaza is "inevitable" - and indicated that Israel would prefer to strike first."
Iraq: Islamic State destroys Shi’ite mosques, occupies cathedrals, replacing crosses with black flag of jihad
Jul 5, 2014
Ordinarily under Islamic law churches and other non-Muslim houses of worship of the “People of the Book” would be allowed to exist as long as the non-Muslims paid jizya to the Islamic state. Shi’ite mosques and shrines of various types would generally be allowed as well, as long as fanatical and will alienate the Islamic State from Muslim support it might otherwise have received — although the Islamic State may be behaving this way because it considers the various groups whose houses those involved were likewise submissive. To demolish shrines and Shi’ite mosques as idolatrous and to occupy churches, removing the crosses, is excessively of worship these are to be kuffar harbi, Infidels at war with Islam, who thus forfeit all rights.
Iran says ready to provide Iraq with arms to fight 'terrorism'
July 1, 2014
"Iraq has come up with no request to get arms from us. But if it does, then, within the framework of international law and rules as well as bilateral agreements, the arms that Iraq needs to conduct an effective fight against terrorism will be provided," he said.
The Watchman: Jihadists on the March
On this week's edition of The Watchman, Middle East experts Raymond Ibrahim and Tawfik Hamid to discuss the latest developments with the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Iran and what can be done to counter the jihadist ...
Israel/Jerusalem Attacked: 80 Missiles Fired From Hamas
July 4, 2014
Recent News From Israel: Jerusalem Dateline
Netanyahu: Dismantle And Remove Iran’s Nuclear Capability
July 3, 2014
Tensions Run High as Violence Erupts in Jerusalem
July 2, 2014
Israelis across the country have gathered in protest in the wake of the vicious murders of Eyal
Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel. The bodies of the three kidnapped teens by Hamas terrorists were discovered half buried in a pit in a field near Hebron on Monday. “Hamas needs to understand that the game is over. We expect the Cabinet to listen to the wishes of the people. We are strong and back the government in a military move that will smash Hamas and restore deterrence,” he said.
ISIS Parades Scud Missile 'Heading Towards Israel'
"In this virtuous month or in any other month, there is no deed better than jihad in the path of Allah, so take advantage of this opportunity and walk the path of you righteous predecessors. So to arms, to arms, soldiers of the Islamic, fight, fight," said al-Baghdadi.
The Scud missiles raise the danger posed against Israel, given that the long-range missiles have been fired at Israel in the past from Iraq during the Gulf war. One ISIS member calling himself Ansar Udeen wrote on Twitter "Dawla Islamiyya (The Islamic State) has SCUD missile in #Raqqa. [God willing] its heading towards #Israel for a spectacular Eid ul fitr,"
ISIS Already in Gaza Strip
July 4, 2014
Hamas seems to be losing control of the dozens of terror cells in the Gaza Strip. Hamas prevented local journalists from covering the ISIS rally in the Gaza Strip last month as part of its effort to deny the existence of ISIS in the Gaza Strip. But Hamas seems to be trying to cover the sun with one finger. The Gaza Strip is no longer only a threat to Israel, but also to Egypt. The only way to confront this threat is through security cooperation between Israel and Egypt.
Hamas is obviously nervous about the presence of ISIS terrorists in the Gaza Strip and sees them as a direct challenge to its rule. ISIS believes that Hamas is "too moderate" and is not doing enough to achieve the destruction of Israel.
Last month, Hamas sent its policemen and militias to disperse a rally organized by ISIS followers in the Gaza Strip to celebrate the recent "military victories" of the terrorist group in Iraq. Hamas prevented local journalists from covering the event as part of its attempt to deny the existence of ISIS in the Gaza Strip. At the rally, attended by dozens of Islamists, the crowd chanted, "Khaybar, Khyabar, Ya Yahud, Jaish Mohamed Saya'ud!" ("O Jews, Mohamed's army will return.")
Berlin House of One: The first church-mosque-synagogue?
21 June 2014
"Each of the singular spaces is designed according to the religious needs, the particularities of each faith," he says. "There are for instance two levels in the mosque and the synagogue but there's only one level in the church. There will be an organ in the church. There are places to wash feet in the mosque."
"Under one roof: one synagogue, one mosque, one church. We want to use these rooms for our own traditions and prayers. And together we want to use the room in the middle for dialogue and discussion and also for people without faith.".
Iranian official says ISIL offensive a US plot
Brig. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri says Washington and its allies are to blame for presence of Islamic militants in Iraq
June 29, 2014
The US and its allies are behind the rising threat of Islamist militants in the Middle East, an Iranian general charged Saturday, declaring that Iran would react aggressively to any threats to its borders. “The presence of militants in Iraq should be considered as a full-fledged plot devised by world powers and their lackeys, with the US leading these powers,” Jazayeri said in an interview with state-owned Arabic radio station Al-Alam.
Holy Cow! Red Heifer Born in the US
“This is the statute of the law that the Lord has commanded: Tell the people of Israel to bring you a red heifer without defect, in which there is no blemish, and on which a yoke has never come.” (Numbers 19:2)
June 29, 2014
One of the biblical conditions for the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem may have perhaps been met recently when a red heifer was discovered in the United States. In January a red heifer, or Parah Adumah, was born to a cow herding family in an undisclosed location in the US, who wish to see the animal used for the purity service during the preparations for the rebuilding of the Third Temple.
The red heifer is a cow whose coat has no more than one single hair of any color other than red, and whose skin, hoofs, and eyelids are all also reddish. Rabbi Chaim Richman, the world’s foremost expert on red heifers and director of The Temple Institute, confirmed that the red heifer was being raised in accordance with Jewish law with the express purpose of “being presented to the Jewish people for the role of cleansing in the third temple”.
“We are all excited about this one and watching this one. For there is a tradition that there were nine perfect red heifers that were used throughout history, and that the 10th would usher in the messianic era, and the rebuilding of the Third Temple,” he added.
Netanyahu blitzes foreign media over Iran’s nukes
“Iran is seeking to keep the materials and the means to make nuclear weapons,” he said. “That is a bad deal.”
June 30, 2014
The prime minister cautioned against the “surrender agreement” sought by Iran in which it would maintain some of the equipment it needs to enrich uranium for bomb-making but agree not to use it. As long as the infrastructure remains, even with Western powers monitoring Iran’s nuclear facilities, Tehran can revert to weapons production whenever it wants, Netanyahu asserted.
“Iran at any time could kick the inspectors aside, or deceive them, it’s done that in the past, and rush to make enriched uranium that is necessary to make nuclear bombs,” he said. “That is bad Britain, bad for Europe, bad for the United States, bad for Russia, bad for China, very bad for Israel, bad for the Arabs, bad for the world.”
Calling Iran the“world’s ultimate terror regime,” Netanyahu also warned against the possibility
of regional extremist groups obtaining a nuclear device.
Iranian Teaching on the Coming Mahdi (English Captions)
In this documentary, close associates of Khamenei reveal that he personally has acknowledged his role as the facilitator of the coming. Khamenei has also stated openly, “I can tell you with utmost confidence: The promise of Allah for The Coming and the establishment of a new Islamic civilization is on its way.”
Netanyahu threatens more attacks in Syria
Prime minister says he will use ‘additional force’ against anyone who tries to hurt Israelis
June 23, 2014,
“Israel’s prime minister on Monday warned the warring parties in Syria against any attempt to heat up tensions with Israel, hours after the Israeli air force carried out a string of airstrikes in Syria in response to a deadly cross-border attack. “Yesterday’s attack was an unprovoked act of aggression against Israel, and a direct continuation to recent attacks that occurred in the area,” said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman. He said the military “will not tolerate any attempt to breach Israel’s sovereignty and will act in order to safeguard the civilians of the state of Israel.”
Israel to deploy nuclear-armed submarines off Iran coast
Israel is to deploy three submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles in the Persian Gulf, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday.
According to the Times report, one submarine had been sent over Israeli fears that ballistic missiles developed by Iran, and in the possession of Syria and Hezbollah, could be used to hit strategic sites within Israel, such as air bases and missile launchers.
The submarines could be used if Iran continues its program to produce a nuclear bomb. "The 1,500km range of the submarines’ cruise missiles can reach any target in Iran," a navy officer told the Times. Apparently responding to the reported Israeli activity, an Iranian admiral told the Times: "Anyone who wishes to do an evil act in the Persian Gulf will receive a forceful response from us."
Russia plans to build up to eight new nuclear reactors in Iran
May 29, 2014
"Russia and Iran may sign an intergovernmental agreement this year on building from four to eight nuclear reactors, and the contract for the construction of the first two reactors as additions to Bushehr
Western powers want any lasting agreement with Iran to put to rest suspicions that it could develop nuclear weapons-making ability through enrichment. Iran denies any such intent.
Iran general hints at plans to offer Iraq similar aid as Syria
Iran has provided Syria with military personnel and battlefield expertise.
June 29, 2014
Iran is ready to help Iraq fight an armed revolt using the same methods it deployed against opposition forces in Syria, an Iranian general said, suggesting Tehran is offering to take a larger role in battling Sunni militias threatening Baghdad. Iranian leaders to date have said they would help defend Shi'ite Muslim shrines in neighboring Iraq if necessary.
"Iran has told Iraqi officials it is ready to provide them with our successful experiments in popular all-around defense, the same winning strategy used in Syria to put the terrorists on the defensive ... This same strategy is now taking shape in Iraq - mobilizing masses of all ethnic groups," he told the television station Jazayeri said Iran would deal with Iraq on defence, security, border control and fortifications. To help Iraq, he said, Iran would monitor the situation in the region, as it had done "in Syria and other troubled areas in the region".
Is There Really a Freshwater Crisis?
The problems with the world's water supply, from distribution and overdevelopment to bacteria and diseases
“Today, fully one-sixth of the world’s human population lacks access to clean drinking water, and more than two million people—mostly kids—die each year from water-borne diseases. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), an independent organization that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States, predicts that by 2025, one-third of all humans will face severe
and chronic water shortages.
Needless to say, water is of primary importance to our survival, and protecting access to and the quality of fresh water supplies will likely become more and more of a challenge in the coming years. According to the non-profit World Water Council, the 20th century saw a tripling of the world’s population while freshwater use grew by a factor of six. With world population expected to increase as much as 50 percent over the next half century, analysts are indeed worried that increasing demand for water, coupled with industrialization and urbanization, will have serious consequences both for human health and the environment. Access to freshwater is also likely to cause conflicts between governments as well as within national borders around the world.”
Pope Hosts Interfaith ‘Peace Gathering’ Featuring Christian, Jewish, Muslim Prayers
June 9, 2014
In an effort to encourage peace in the Middle East, Pope Francis hosted the leaders of the Israeli and Palestinian worlds at the Vatican on Sunday, presenting an ecumenical gathering that joined professing Christians and Catholics together with Muslims, Jews and Druze.
Pope Francis, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas planted an olive tree together as a symbol of peace, and each took turns speaking about their desire for “co-existence.”
Your invitation to us to join you in this momentous ceremony to call for peace, here in the Vatican garden, in the presence of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Druze leaders, graciously reflects your vision of the aspiration we all share: Peace,” said Peres to the pope.
Joel Osteen Meets with Pope Francis at Vatican: ‘He’s Made the Church More Inclusive’
June 8, 2014
ROME – "Megachurch speaker and author Joel Osteen was among a group of political and religious leaders who met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday.
According to reports, Osteen was part of a delegation organized by the International Foundation in an effort to encourage interfaith relations and ecumenicism. Utah Senator Mike Lee (R), a Mormon, Gayle Beebe, the president of the interdenominational Westmont College in California, and Pastor Tim Timmons, founder of South Coast Community Church also in California, were among those who who greeted the pope, along with Osteen.
Amy Spreeman of Stand Up for the Truth said that it is important that Christians take note of these developments. “You might be saying to your evangelical self, ‘Who cares what Joel Osteen does, or what the pope does, or what a Mormon senator does? These things surely don’t apply to my faith, do they?’” she wrote. “Perhaps it’s time to stop focusing on those audacious dreams and life tips and start paying attention to your Bible and to those pesky news headlines that threaten to wake us from our slumber. ”
Absolute Archeological Proof of the Exodus
"The exodus is a powerful and inspirational story of uprising against oppression and of divine intervention. But did it really happen? Can any of the story be substantiated by empirical evidence? Are chariot wheels found on the floor of the red sea that date back to 1400 BCE enough to prove that the red sea actually split and the Israelites and the Egyptians actually passed through on dry land as the bible relates?
The question here, is a question of faith as opposed to empirical proof. The Jewish People have lived and died based on their faith throughout the centuries. It is exciting to discover evidence that the splitting of the red sea took place, yet, it doesn’t necessarily mean that faith becomes a thing of the past. On the contrary, in this modern age, faith is something that is near extinction. If you can’t prove it, capture it on film, show the mathematical or physical basis for it, then, it’s not likely that it’s real. Someone who lives with faith, lives in a different realm. Thus, for a religious person, proof of the bible isn’t necessarily an earth shattering revelation but more of a point of interest. In Jewish tradition, the creation of the world shows that there is a Creator and the exodus demonstrates divine intervention, that G-d actually gets involved in what happens in His world. Where does science and archaeology fit in? It is in essence the backdrop for what a person with faith has always believed".
Is Israel in ISIS’ crosshairs? (CNN Report)
June 20, 2014
Ebola outbreak in West Africa 'out of control'
June 20, 2014
“A senior official for Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is "totally out of control" and that the medical group is stretched to the limit in its capacity to respond. Janssens said the outbreak is far from over and will probably end up as the most deadly on record.”
Escalating Syrian Violence Threatens Israel
June 19, 2014
Daniel 8:19-20 :
He said, "Behold, I am going to let you know what will occur at the final period of the indignation, for it pertains to the appointed time of the end.
"The ram which you saw with the two horns represents the kings of Media and Persia."
An End Time Vision:
Iran just sent an elite military unit to fight in Iraq
June 12, 2014
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Iran sent two battalions of Iranian Revolutionary Guards to help the Iraqi government in its battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is hugely important, if not totally surprising given Iran's intervention in Syria. Iran has the power to crush ISIS in open combat. But Iranian intervention could also make the conflict inside Iraq much worse.
These aren't just any old Iranian troops. They're Quds Force, the Guards' elite special operations group. The Quds Force is one of the most effective military forces in the Middle East, a far cry from the undisciplined and disorganized Iraqi forces that fled from a much smaller ISIS force in Mosul. One former CIA officer called Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani "the single most powerful operative in the Middle East today."
Iranian intervention in the conflict could convince Sunni Iraqis who don't currently support ISIS to shift their allegiances. The perception that the Iraqi government is far too close to Iran is already a significant grievance among Sunnis.”
"While I was observing, behold, a male goat was coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground; and the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes. He came up to the ram that had the two horns, which I had seen standing in front of the canal, and rushed at him in his mighty wrath.
" And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of Ulai, and he called out and said, "Gabriel, give this man an understanding of the vision." So he came near to where I was standing, and when he came I was frightened and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end."
Iraq crisis: the West now faces a world beyond known extremes
As a psychotic Sunni jihadist state establishes itself on the border of Turkey, it is clear America is losing control of the Middle East
11 June 2014
“A region seen since the discovery of oil as the central pivot of Western international policy is victim to raging wars which Washington and its allies are powerless to stop. Parts are beyond the remit of any government at all.
Al-Qaeda, which for so long we thought was the West’s gravest foe, has been outflanked. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham has taken on the hostility to the western world of its parent and added into the mix the capture of territory and a toolbox of terror from beyond the known extremes: kidnappings, beheadings, and crucifixions.”
Tony Blair: West must intervene in
Ex-PM says allies should consider
military options short of sending troops after denying 2003 invasion led to
15 June 2014
Tony Blair has urged western
governments to recognize that they need to take an active role in the Middle
East, saying the west should consider military options short of sending ground
"The civil war in Syria with its
attendant disintegration is having its predictable and malign effect. Iraq is
now in mortal danger. The whole of the Middle East is under threat."
"At its simplest, the jihadist
groups are never going to leave us alone. 9/11 happened for a reason. That
reason and the ideology behind it have not disappeared." He added:
"This is, in part, our struggle, whether we like it or not."
Turmoil blurring Mideast borders
Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Libya — born
after the fall of the Ottoman Empire — are being ravaged, and redefined, by
June 15, 2014
Working in secret, European diplomats
drew up the borders that have defined the Middle East’s nations for nearly a
century — but now civil war, sectarian bloodshed and leadership failures threaten
to rip that map apart. The unrest is redefining Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Libya
— nations born after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Already quasi-states are
For the al-Qaida breakaway group that
overran parts of Iraq this week, the border between that country and Syria,
where it is also fighting, may as well not even be there. The group, known as
the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, wants to establish a Shariah-ruled
mini-state bridging both countries, in effect uniting a Sunni heartland across
the center of the Mideast.
“The current order is in tatters,” he
said. “More and more and more people are coming to realize that the system as
it is organized, as it is structured, is imploding.”
Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis
Tehran hints at cooperation with US to aid Nouri
al-Maliki as jihadist group threatens to take Baghdad
14 June 2014
The Iraqi official said 1,500 basiji (Iranian) forces had
crossed the border into the town of Khanaqin, in Diyala province, in central
Iraq on Friday, while another 500 had entered the Badra Jassan area in Wasat
province overnight. The Guardian confirmed on Friday that Major General Qassem
Suleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force, had
arrived in Baghdad to oversee the defense of the capital.
Recent Murders Of Christians
Matthew 24:9 :
"Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My Name."
6/2/2014 Nigeria Attangara 9 dead - Islamists fire through the windows of a church, killing nine worshippers.
5/28/2014 CAR Bangui 30 dead - 10 Muslims storm a church service and shoot thirty worshippers to death.
5/25/2014 Syria Homs 12 dead 40 injured- 'God generously makes possible' an al-Nusra suicide bomb attack in a Christian residential district that leaves twelve dead.
5/25/2014 Nigeria 21 dead- Twenty-one worshippers at a Church of Christ are machine-gunned in their seats by Islamic extremists.
5/20/2014 Nigeria Jos 162 dead 120 injured - Pro-Islamic state activists set off two massive bus bombs at a packed market in a Christian district, taking out over one-hundred fifty.
5/18/2014 Nigeria Kano 4 dead 5 injured Two young girls are among four killed when a suicide bomber detonates in a Christian district.
5/11/2014 Pal. Auth. Bethlehem - A group of Muslims attack a church, injuring seven worshippers, one of whom was stabbed.
5/11/2014 CAR Kaga Bandoro 13 dead - At least thirteen Christians burn to death after being rounded up and forced into a burning house by Muslim 'rebels'.
4/30/2014 Nigeria Kubla 8 dead 11 injured - At least eight people are killed when Islamists attack a village and burn down a church.
4/24/2014 Afghanistan Kabul 3dead - An Afghan cop opens fire at a Christian hospital, killing three American doctors.
4/23/2014 Nigeria Kauyen-Yaku 17dead - Muslims attack a peaceful Christian village and massacre seventeen.
4/22/2014 Somalia Mogadishu - A girl is pulled out of her home and murdered in front of her parents by al-Shabaab for proclaiming her faith in Christianity.
4/19/2014 CAR Paoua - Muslim radicals kill a priest and mutilate his body.
4/16/2014 Pakistan Lahore 1 - A 22-year-old Christian is shot to death for refusing to embrace Islam.
4/15/2014 Nigeria Nwokyo 9 dead - Women and children are among at least nine who die when Muslim militants torch a Christian worship center and hospital.
4/15/2014 Syria Damascus 1 dead 61injured - Sunni extremists fire a missile at a Catholic school, killing a child.
4/6/2014 Nigeria Yar Galadina 105 dead 50 injured - Fulani militants attack a Christian village and massacre over one hundred residents.
3/28/2014 Egypt Ain Shams 4 - Four people are reportedly killed when an Islamic mob lays siege to a church.
3/28/2014 Egypt Cairo 1dead - A Coptic woman is stabbed to death by Islamic radicals.
3/27/2014 Syria Kassab 1 dead - Islamists invade a town, destroy churches and behead a resident for standing up to them.
3/23/2014 Syria Kessab 80 dead - al-Nusra and Ansar al-Sham overrun a Christian village and massacre eighty residents, mostly elderly. Thirteen were beheaded.
Tens of thousands celebrate gay pride in Tel Aviv
(Capital of Israel)
June 12, 2014
“Long known as a gay-friendly city, Tel Aviv was voted the world’s top gay travel destination for the year 2011 in a survey by American Airlines and GayCities.com.
According to The Daily Beast, some 100,000 gay tourists are expected to arrive in Tel Aviv this year, drawn by the city’s massive marketing push as a gay-friendly, Sabbath-breaking, free-loving hotspot on the beach.”
Foreign ISIS Fighter in Iraq: We Will Conquer Jerusalem, Rome, and Spain
PA Official: Israel Planning to Blow up Al-Aqsa
Former PA minister says "Jewish extremists" are planning to fly a drone packed with explosives into the Al-Aqsa Mosque
“Mahmoud al-Habash, formerly the Palestinian Authority (PA) Minister of Religious Affairs and now a consultant to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, claimed Thursday that Israel is planning to blow up the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.”
Habash called on the international community and the Arab and Muslim world to immediately intervene to save the mosque from the impending danger and to force the “Israeli occupation” to stop its “crimes” against the holy places to Islam in “Palestine”. In addition, he called on Arabs and Muslims all over the world come to Jerusalem to protect it from the "occupation" which, claimed Habash, seeks to Judaize the city,”
Solar Flares Disrupt Communications on Earth, Could Send Shockwave on Friday the 13th
June 12, 2014
“The sun has had three major solar flares on its surface in the past two days that have affected communications on Earth and could send a shockwave through Earth this Friday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. One of the flares created a “coronal mass ejection” that actually could come into contact with Earth on Friday, according to NOAA. The ejection is essentially a huge cloud of plasma that could hit the Earth and cause a shock wave, affecting communications systems.”
Iran offers to help historical foe Iraq as jihadists take
aim at Baghdad
June 12, 2014
Iran is coming to the aid of its historic nemesis, sending elite fighters to Iraq in the wake of a Sunni insurgency that has claimed two key northern cities and now threatens Baghdad
"Some 150 fighters from the Revolutionary Guards elite Quds force have already been dispatched by Tehran, and the division's powerful commander, Qassem Suleimani, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Thursday and pledged to send two notorious Iranian brigades to aid in the defense of Baghdad. That could amount to as many as 10,000 soldiers sent to fight the Sunni group known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).
Iran has positioned troops along its border with Iraq and has threatened to bomb opposition forces if they come within about 60 miles of Iran’s border, according to an Iranian army general. Predominantly Shiite Muslim Iran will combat the "violence and terrorism" of Sunni extremists who have launched an anti government offensive in neighboring Iraq, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani warned on Thursday.”
Leader: awaiting Mahdi saves man from despair
The Leader of the Islamic Republic has said awaiting Mahdi saves man from despair, going astray.
June 11, 2014
Ayatollah Khamenei said that “the spirit of awaiting and spiritual link with the Mahdi is the greatest gates of opening for the humanity. Awaiting would save the man from going astray and despair.”
“No one would even imagine an Islamic state would replace a regime backed by all superpowers; it was an example will possibly happen with the Emergence of Imam Mahdi,” the Leader said.
“The emergence of Imam Mahdi is a definite promise made by God for the humans; it is to ensure the man that the great promise would be realized,” he asserted. He mentioned verses of Quran where the God made promises about the childhood of Moses and promised his mother that he would return as a messenger of God. “Realization of the first promise was a prologue to second promise to be realized in few next years,” the Leader added, “belief in Messiah is a great part of all religions of the world as their justification of the end of the world.”
Iran Wars U.S'S Diego Garcia Base Is In Range Of Its Missiles
Senior Iranian official US's Indian Ocean base, considered well out of range of Iran's
missiles, will not be safe if the U.S. makes a mistake.
The Iranian statement is an apparent attempt to scare the US leadership into agreeing to Iran's terms in the current negotiations between Iran and the six leading Western powers over Iran's nuclear program. The US president, Barack Obama, is widely perceived as a weak and malleable leader who wishes to avoid military confrontation at almost any cost.
B-2 Bombers Deployed to Europe in 'Message to Putin'
Sophisticated warplanes headed for 'short-term deployment' just three hours' flight from Russia.
Two U.S. B-2 Spirit stealth bombers are being deployed to Europe for the first time, reports the International Business Times (IBT). The advanced aircraft are scheduled for a “short term deployment” at Fairford, a Royal Air Force base in England — just three hours' flight from Russia.
Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, is quoted in it as saying that this training mission “demonstrates to our nation's leaders and our allies that we have the right mix of aircraft and expertise to respond to a variety of potential threats and situations."
Saudi minister says beheading, lashings 'cannot be changed'
11 June 2014
“Saudi Arabia’s Justice Minister has defended tough Sharia punishments such as beheading, cutting off hands and lashing, claiming they “cannot be changed” because they are enshrined in Islamic law. “These punishments are based on divine religious texts and we cannot change them,” Mohammed Al Eissa reportedly said during a recent speech in Washington.”
“Islam is a religion of wisdom that calls for dialogue with other religious faiths and peaceful coexistence with other communities.
“If it was not a good religion, it would not have lasted for more than 1400 years and won millions of followers around the world.”
Iran Needs To Watch Out!
May 27, 2014
Wars and rumors of war abound!
The Time to Rebuild the Jewish Temple is upon us!
June 4, 2014
Even though the 2,000-year-old dream of building the Third Temple was postponed, the desire and the obligation to build the Israeli house of God is alive and well!
IDF Official: 170,000 Rockets Aimed At Israel
“Until now the terror groups had no guidance systems and could only approximate targets, but they are improving their aim, thanks to technology. Iran has been very helpful to them in this regard,” he said.
Regarding Iran, Brun said that the negotiations the country was holding with the West on its nuclear program was very entwined with the visions various groups in the country had for Iranian society. So far, he said, the Iranians were keeping to the agreements they had made, but make no mistake – they were doggedly preparing for the “great war” against Israel and the Jews, he said.”
Israel Could Strike Iran In a Matter Of Months
“In my view, [Iranian Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei believes there is no credible deterrence from the United States, there’s not realistic risk of significant consequence for moving forward with their nuclear development,” the Republican told the Spring National Leadership Meeting of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) at the Willard Hotel.
“That means, that if they keep going forward, I think if it comes down to it, I have real
confidence that the nation of Israel will act to preserve her national security, even if this administration will not act first. And that could happen sooner rather than later — that could happen in a matter of months.”
Hamas, Islamic Jihad Vow to Continue Terror - No Matter What
Leaders of both groups vow to 'liberate all of Palestine' from Israel despite 'unity pact' agreement to renounce terrorism.
Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad reiterated their commitment to terror over the weekend, stating that a "unity" pact with the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the new government's public pledge to renounce terror does not change their views.
“Wherever [Hamas] presides, we will remain preachers and teachers and build the Palestinian nation to liberate all the land of Palestine," Haniyeh said, referring to the entire land of Israel. "We emphasize now that we will not retreat from out plan to liberate our lands and ensure the right of return and the release of [terrorist] prisoners."
What Mahmoud Abbas Does When One of His Ministers Calls for Jihad on Jerusalem
The Palestinian minister for religious affairs called for Muslims to flock to Jerusalem to fight a holy war, or jihad. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sat front and center in the audience and joined others in applauding his minister’s speech, according to video released by a watchdog organization. In the video, which has been translated by Palestinian Media Watch, Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash said jihadi fighters from around the world heading to Syria are going to the wrong battlefield. Instead, they should travel to Jerusalem.
Whoever wants resistance, whoever wants jihad, the direction for jihad is well-known and clear,” Habbash said. “Those who send young people to Syria or elsewhere to die for a misdirected cause must stop and understand that Jerusalem is still waiting. Jerusalem is the direction, Jerusalem is the address.”
World Bank warns of food riots as rising food prices push world populations toward revolt
May 30, 2014
According to the World Bank, rising food prices have caused 51 food riots in 37 countries since 2007. These include Tunisia, South Africa, Cameroon and India, among other nations. "Food price shocks can both spark and exacerbate conflict and political instability," warns the report.
A World Bank blog entry by Senior Economist Jose Cuesta entitled "No Food, No Peace" warns that "It is quite likely that we will experience more food riots in the foreseeable future... food price shocks have repeatedly led to spontaneous -- typically urban -- sociopolitical instability."
A new report issued by the World Bank warns that food prices are skyrocketing globally, with wheat up 18 percent and corn up 12 percent this quarter. Ukraine, one of the largest wheat exporters in the world, has suffered a 73 percent increase in domestic wheat costs. Argentina has seen wheat prices skyrocket 70 percent.
According to the World Bank, these price increases have been caused primarily by three factors: 1) Sharply higher demand for food in China, U.S. drought conditions that hammered wheat production, and unrest in Ukraine due to the near state of war with Russia. 2)There are economic, hydrologic and genetic reasons why today's abundant food supply will come to an abrupt end. The cheap, easy food you buy at the grocery store right now is a temporary illusion of cheap food based on unsustainable agricultural practices that use up fossil water, destroy topsoil and poison the environment. Even the
U.S. government's subsidizing of food through its runaway food stamp program is a temporary artifact of a nation headed for an inevitable debt collapse.”
Steve Forbes: Link dollar to gold or face Great Depression II
June 3, 2014
Influential financial publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes is out with a new warning that the U.S. faces an economic catastrophe due to the Federal Reserve's loose dollar policy, and returning to a strict “gold standard” is the only way to avoid disaster. "[The Fed's] vastly misguided monetary policies are now setting the stage for a new economic and social catastrophe — one that could rival the financial crisis and horrors of the 1930s.”
Arabs March in Jerusalem “We don’t want Jews here”
June 2, 2014
A week ago, in a mass rally at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islamists called upon the army of Pakistan and the Islamic nation to liberate Jerusalem from “Jewish filth”.
PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at his Meeting with Pope Francis at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center
May 26th, 2014
“Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday afternoon 26 Iyar met with Pope Francis at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center and made the following remarks:
“We have hundreds of churches here in the Land of Israel, in Nazareth Capernaum, Korazim and we maintain each one, not one stone has been moved. We maintain the rights of Christians in the State of Israel. To my sorrow, this is not the case in many places in the Middle East. We respect Your Holiness’s approach on religious tolerance; Israel maintains this tolerance.” “We also hope that your call for tolerance, coexistence and an end to incitement, anti-Semitism and terrorism will be accepted by all of our neighbors.
I would like to thank Your Holiness for your moving visit today to the memorial to the victims of terrorism. “If the incitement against the State of Israel ceases, along with the terrorism, there will be no need for the means that we have undertaken, such as the security fence, which has saved lives, thousands of lives. I long for the day in which Pope Francis’ call to recognize the State of Israel, the right of the Jews to a state of their own, to live in security and peace, will be accepted by our neighbors. This will bring, if not peace on earth, then at least peace in this part of the earth.”
Pope to Israeli President Peres: May Jerusalem be the City of Peace
“The Pope condemned antisemitism, encouraged peace efforts to resolve Israeli-Palestinian and interfaith tensions, rejected all forms of intolerance and urged respect for the rights of the Christian community as well as the "rights of all other religious groups and all minorities" in Israel. Pope Francis expressed his hope that Jerusalem “may truly be the City of Peace,” and that its Holy Places not be “monuments or museums for tourists, but places where communities of believers daily express their faith and culture and carry out their works of charity.” He urged that their “sacred character must be perpetually maintained” for those who wish to pray in them today and in future.”
People the World Over Sign the Jerusalem Covenant
May 27, 2014
"On Sunday, May 25th, during a rather busy visit by Pope Francis to Jerusalem, a group of Jews and Christians from around the world gathered together to honor the city of Jerusalem and express their unending connection with the holy city. In culmination of the tireless effort by the Israel365 organization, thousands of signatures were gathered in support of Jerusalem in a document called “The Jerusalem Covenant.”
“For thousands of years the hearts of the Jewish people have been in Jerusalem. Every celebratory event in our lives we remember Jerusalem. And now we are here, now it is happening. While Jerusalem was divided there was war. Since it has been reunified, all members of all faiths can pray freely at any of the holy sites.”
“Jerusalem has been the symbol of brotherly love and peace that we have yearned for. A celebration of Jerusalem Day is a celebration of peace, and a divided Jerusalem means war.”
“There needs to be at least one place on earth that is the well-spring of spirituality for all peoples, and spread to the rest of the world. That place is Jerusalem. Only Jewish leadership over the entirety of Jerusalem will be able to vouchsafe the right of all religious peoples to worship in the city. Christians need to realize that if they want to have the freedom to worship in Jerusalem, then only Jewish rule over the city will be able to safeguard that,” Lipman stated.
Al-Aqsa Rally: Liberate Jerusalem from Jewish Filth
In a newly released video by MEMRI, Hizb Al-Tahrir, a prominent Muslim leader, called on the army of Pakistan to liberate Jerusalem from Jewish filth. His comments were made during a rally at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount.
Teens Banned from Praying About the Third Temple
Ariel youth movement conference at the Western Wall denied entry over magnets with prayer for the Third Temple on them.
“Discrimination against Jews at holy sites has reached new heights, the chairman of the Ariel Zionist youth movement told Arutz Sheva Sunday. Western Wall plaza security guards prevented a group of teenage girls from praying at the Wall Saturday, after finding that the Ariel group had wanted to pray for the building of the Third Temple, Nava Hershkovitz, Ariel girls' division chairman, revealed in an exclusive interview.”
Unity government puts Mideast peace in doubt
June 1, 2014
“The formation of a Palestinian unity government set to be announced Monday is casting doubts on future peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians because of the inclusion of the Islamic militant group Hamas.
"I call on all responsible elements in the international community not to recognize the Palestinian government of which Hamas is a part and which rests on Hamas,"
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday at his government's weekly Cabinet meeting. "Hamas is a terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel, and the international community must not embrace it. This will not strengthen peace; it will strengthen terrorism."
Iran Threatens To Annihilate Israel if U.S. Attacks
Senior Iranian commander says that any American attack on Iran will result in “the annihilation of the Israeli regime”.
“They know that aggression against the Islamic Republic of Iran would mean annihilation of Tel Aviv and spread of war into the United States,” the commander, Massoud Jazayeri, was quoted by the Fars news agency as having said. His remarks came after U.S. President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that there is an opportunity to resolve disputes over Iran’s nuclear energy program but reiterated that Washington reserves “all options” against Iran, alluding to military action.
Jazayeri described Obama’s remarks as “childish dreams which may not come true”. “Had the U.S. and its allies the capability to attack Iran they would not hesitate a moment to carry out their barbaric act; and, of course, it is surprising that Obama is not embarrassed to rehash his empty words,” he said.
The Iranian commander said that the era of global hegemony has ended, adding that the “empire of money and weapons” will soon collapse.
Police Gear Up for Temple Mount Riots
Muslim visitors to Temple Mount limited by police following intel on plans to clash with police at the holy site.
“Rabbi Chaim Richman, International Director of the Temple Institute, told Arutz Sheva after the tour "if we stand up for our rights, G-d will do His part as well...the Muslims understand this, which is why they violently oppose us. Seeing the opposition makes us laugh, because it is clear that they see that the Jewish people are returning to the Temple Mount and that makes them afraid. They know that it is only a matter of time until we rebuild the Holy Temple.”
Vatican: REFORMING THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL PUBLIC AUTHORITY
“Globalization, despite some of its negative aspects, is unifying peoples more and prompting them to move towards a new “rule of law” on the supranational level, supported by more intense and fruitful modes of collaboration. With dynamics similar to those that put an end in the past to the “anarchical” struggle between rival clans and kingdoms with regard to the creation of national states, today humanity needs to be committed to the transition from a situation of archaic struggles between national entities, to a new model of a more cohesive, polyarchic international society that respects every people’s identity within the multifaceted riches of a single humanity.
Such a passage, which is already timidly under way, would ensure peace and security, development, and free, stable and transparent markets for the citizens of all countries, regardless of their size or power. As John Paul II warns us, “Just as the time has finally come when in individual States a system of private vendetta and reprisal has given way to the rule of law, so too a similar step forward is now urgently needed in the international community”
However, a long road still needs to be travelled before arriving at the creation of a public Authority with universal jurisdiction. It would seem logical for the reform process to proceed with the United Nations as its reference because of the worldwide scope of the UN’s responsibilities, its ability to bring together the nations of the world, and the diversity of its tasks and those of its specialized Agencies. The fruit of such reforms ought to be a greater ability to adopt policies and choices
that are binding because they are aimed at achieving the common good on the
local, regional and world levels.
Consistent with the spirit of Pacem in Terris, Benedict XVI himself expressed the need to create a world political authority. This seems obvious if we consider the fact that the agenda of questions to be dealt with globally is becoming ever longer. Think, for example, of peace and security; disarmament and arms control; promotion and protection of fundamental human rights; management of the economy and development policies; management of migratory flows and food security; and protection of the environment. In all these areas, the growing interdependence between States and regions of the world becomes more and more obvious as well as the need for answers that are not just sectorial and isolated, but systematic and integrated, rich in solidarity and subsidiarity and geared to the universal common good.”
Jewish Women Recreating Temple Veil
May 28, 2014
“For more than two years a small group of women have been attempting to recreate the veil that separated the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies in the Temple in Jerusalem. In addition to the "the women of the veil chamber," there is another group of women who for four years already have been producing the priestly garments needed for Temple worship, including special trousers, tunics, sashes and hats.”
Some may see such activities as provocative. Others may see it as delusional. The weavers themselves believe that by getting involved in such a holy activity they are hastening the time of Israel's redemption. Whatever the case, at the very least one cannot but admire the desire to revive a lost enchanting art that for one reason or another continues to excite millions around the world.”
Russia, China sign deal to bypass U.S. dollar
Analysis: The agreement is a symbolic blow to US global financial hegemony and a signal of Russia-China rapprochement
May 20, 2014
“In a symbolic blow to U.S. global financial hegemony, Russia and China took a small step toward undercutting the
domination of the U.S. dollar as the international reserve currency on Tuesday when Russia’s second biggest financial institution, VTB, signed a deal with the Bank of China to bypass the dollar and pay each other in domestic currencies.
Demand for the dollar, which has long served as a safe and reliable reserve currency in international transactions, has allowed the U.S. to borrow almost unlimited cash and spend well beyond its means, which some economists say has afforded the United States an outsize influence on world affairs.
But the BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, a bloc of the world’s five major emerging economies — have long sought to diminish their dependence on the dollar as a means of reshaping the world financial and geopolitical order. “Breaking the dominance of the U.S. dollar in international trade between the BRICS is something that the group has been talking about for some time,” said Chris Weafer, a founding partner of Macro-Advisory, a consultancy in Moscow. “The Ukraine crisis and the threats voiced by the U.S. administration may well
provide the catalyst for that to start happening.”
Iran's Supreme Leader: Jihad Will Continue Until America Is No More
“Battle and jihad are endless because evil and its front continue to exist. … This battle will only end when the society can get rid of the oppressors’ front with America at the head of it, which has expanded its claws on human mind, body and thought. … This requires a difficult and lengthy struggle and need for great strides.”
N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces from Web Images
MAY 31, 2014
The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs, according to top-secret documents.
State and local law enforcement agencies are relying on a wide range of databases of facial imagery, including driver’s licenses and Facebook, to identify suspects. The F.B.I. is developing what it calls its “next generation identification” project to combine its automated fingerprint identification system with facial imagery and other biometric data.
The State Department has what several outside experts say could be the largest facial imagery database in the federal government, storing hundreds of millions of photographs of American passport holders and foreign visa applicants. And the Department of Homeland Security is funding pilot projects at police departments around the country to match suspects against faces in a crowd."
'Outreach’ and ‘interfaith’ buzzwords for Pope’s Israel trip
Argentina’s Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Sheik Omar Abboud join former colleague on visit; pinnacle to be ecumenical joint prayer service at Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher
May 24, 2014
"With a rabbi and a Muslim sheik as his travel companions, Pope Francis is heading to the Middle East with what he hopes will be a powerful message of interfaith respect. It will be the first time that leaders of other faiths are part of an official papal delegation. The aim is to send “an extremely strong and explicit signal” about interfaith dialogue and the “normality” of having friends of other religions.
“I don’t expect Francis to wave a magic wand and bring together Jews and Palestinians,” Skorka told the Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire. “But his charisma and his great humility can give a powerful message of peace for the whole Middle East.”
Iranian Commander Says Collapse of the U.S. Empire is near
Iran’s Foreign Minister slams Israel’s attempts to set red lines on the country’s nuclear program.
“Today nowhere in the Muslim world” does anyone pull out “a red carpet for American officials and that’s why [US President Barack] Obama secretly” showed up at Bagram military base in Afghanistan without first letting President Hamid Karzai know, said Salami according to a report by Iran’s Fars news agency. “And this shows that the US empire is coming to an end,” he said.
Confusion over Temple Mount prayer law used to fan tensions
Palestinian official warns Israel over changing the status of Al-Aqsa Mosque, though bill refers only to compound
May 19, 2014
“Palestinian officials attacked the bill as an attempt to change the status quo inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque — a structure dating back to the seventh century and considered the third-holiest site in Islam — and warned of grave repercussions if such a law were to pass.
Mohammad al-Madani, chairman of the Palestinian Committee for Interaction with Israeli Society and a member of Fatah’s Central Committee, said in a message sent to journalists on Sunday that any permission Israel granted Jews “to pray in the Al-Aqsa mosque would direly escalate the situation in the region and may lead to fierce confrontation not only between Israel and the Palestinian people, but also between Israel and the Arab and Islamic worlds.”
Iran-West Talks End, Sides Blame Each Other
A fourth round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers ends, both sides complain that major gaps remain.
"A source close to the Iranian delegation in Vienna was quoted by the IRNA news agency as saying That "the West has to abandon its excessive demands. We had expected the Western side to become more realistic but this doesn't appear to be the case yet," the source added.
The powers want to extend the time Iran would need to enrich its stockpile of low enriched uranium to weapons-grade by slashing the number of centrifuges from the current 20,000, of which half are operating. The Islamic Republic denies wanting Nuclear weapons and says enrichment is only for peaceful uses.
Another issue is Iran's development of ballistic missiles, a point which Tehran has said should not be part of the nuclear talks. Washington disagrees, saying that the November deal committed Iran to address all UN Security Council resolutions, one of which -- in 2010 -- called on Iran to stop missile development.
A recent UN report has found that despite apparently reducing illicit purchases that breach UN sanctions, Iran is pursuing development of ballistic missiles.”
Fatah official: Soak the land with blood to “liberate” Jerusalem
May 4, 2014
"Not a centimeter of Jerusalem will be liberated unless every grain of Palestinian soil is soaked in the blood of its brave people"
“Last week, Palestinian Media Watch reported that Tirawi had essentially proclaimed the end of the peace process, saying that "the two-state solution does not exist." He further called for Israel's destruction, asserting that "Palestine is Gaza... the West Bank... and Haifa, Jaffa, Acre," meaning all of Israel is "Palestine."
In his earlier statement, Tirawi made it clear that violence, killing and Martyrdom are the keys to Palestinian future success. "Not a centimeter of Jerusalem will be liberated unless every grain of Palestinian soil is soaked in the blood of its brave people," Tirawi stated at an event marking World Teachers' Day in December 2013.
"Negotiations will not bring Jerusalem back to us," he continued, explaining that Palestinians before "have conducted negotiations, while not laying down the rifle":
"I say, from a position of responsibility, not a centimeter of Jerusalem will be liberated unless every grain of Palestinian soil is soaked in the blood of its brave people. Jerusalem doesn't need negotiations because negotiations will not bring Jerusalem back to us.
What will bring back Jerusalem are the struggle and the resolve... We have conducted negotiations, while not laying down the rifle. It [the rifle] may be resting but we will not neglect our principles. We will rest the fighter's rest, but each period has its method of struggle."
Pope’s delegation to Holy Land to include Muslim, Jewish members
“A rabbi and a Muslim leader will join Pope Francis on his upcoming trip to the Holy Land, the first time an official papal delegation has included members of other faiths, the Vatican said Thursday.”
His official program over the three days includes 13 speeches or homilies, private audiences with leaders of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians, meetings with patriarchs, muftis, rabbis and refugees, as well as symbolic visits to some of the holiest sites in Christianity, Islam and Judaism.”
International outrage grows for Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy
May 16, 2014
"International outrage is mounting over the death sentence a Sudanese judge ordered for the pregnant wife of an American citizen — all because she refuses to renounce her Christian faith.
Meriam Ibrahim, 26, was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of apostasy. The court in Khartoum ruled that Ibrahim must give birth and nurse her baby before being executed, but must receive 100 lashes immediately after having her baby for adultery — for having relations with her Christian husband. Ibrahim, a physician and the daughter of a Christian mother and a Muslim father who abandoned the family as a child, could have spared herself death by hanging simply by renouncing her faith.
"We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam," Judge Abbas Khalifa told Ibrahim, according to AFP. "I sentence you to be hanged to death."
Jerusalem Imam to Muslims: Invade Israel!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
“An imam at the Al Aqsa Mosque atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount has publicly urged the armies of the Arab world to invade Israel thus fulfill the great Muslim longing of destroying the hated “Zionist entity.”
In a televised sermon from Milan, Italy that was broadcast by Al Jazeera, Imam Raed Al-Daan said that Muslims everywhere are beginning to realize that “the Jewish state will vanish, and that the morning sun will rise on Palestine.”
Al-Daan went on to state that he and the other clerics who serve on the Temple Mount as part of the Palestinian Authority-appointed Islamic Trust (Waqf) “await the legions of the conquerors. We await the armies from Tunisia, from Jordan, from Egypt, from Iraq, from the Maghreb (Morocco and Algeria), and from the Hijaz (Saudi Arabia).”
Lawsuit Demands Bank Loans for 'Building the Third Temple'
Ethiopian immigrant sues Israel's major banks – for denying him loans that he is seeking to build the Third Holy Temple in Jerusalem
“We had tears in our eyes and we kissed the land when we arrived,” he said in a letter to the court. “But we later learned that the Temple was not yet built. Now G-d has revealed Himself to me and placed upon me the responsibility to rebuild the Temple. I have been collecting donations for this purpose, but I have been facing opposition to this plan from authorities.”
The banks that the immigrant has sought money from – Bank Discount, Tefahot, Leumi, and Hapoalim – have not been helpful either. “The banks are not allowing me to open accounts to receive donations, much less provide loans.” The immigrant is seeking damages in the amount of NIS 100 million ($35 million), which he said would go to the building fund.”
Turkish FM: Jerusalemites ‘suffer’ under occupation
DavutoÄÅ¸lu decries Israeli restrictions on Palestinians at the Temple Mount, says the city should be open to all
May 13, 2014
“Giving the opening address at a UN-backed conference in Ankara on the question of Jerusalem, DavutoÄÅ¸lu said that “protection of Jerusalem is not only a political responsibility… [It] is a duty to mankind’s conscience and history. “The cultural heritage in Jerusalem is too deep-rooted to degrade it to only one religion and ethnicity. It is our obligation to protect this culture,” he added.
Jerusalem, he said, “should be transformed into a common area of peace rather than an area of conflict… not only Muslims but also all mankind should morally oppose the approach aimed at closing Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Israel, which controls access to the Temple Mount, on which the Al-Aqsa Mosque sits, sometimes bars male Muslims aged 18-40 from accessing the site during times of political unrest. DavutoÄÅ¸lu said that “no one can take unilateral decisions on Jerusalem and implement them,” for that would be like “dynamite” blowing up the chance for peace.
“Jerusalem is an occupied territory according to the international law,” he said. “People living in Jerusalem suffer all the consequences of this occupation. We have all been witnessing the sufferings since 1949.”
According to a report in the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman, in his speech DavutoÄÅ¸lu criticized Israeli control of Jerusalem and restrictions on West Bank and Gaza Arabs from entering the city. “Preventing Muslims in Ramallah and Gaza from going to Jerusalem is just putting a wall between human history and humans,” he said.
The foreign minister said that “some want to turn Jerusalem into the center of one religion… [but] no one can act to destroy Jerusalem’s Islamic identity.” DavutoÄÅ¸lu was speaking at the “International Meeting on the Question of Jerusalem,” an Ankara conference hosting by the Turkish government, the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.”
Following False Teachers
China publishes PM adviser’s hawkish book on Jerusalem
Dore Gold’s ‘The Fight for Jerusalem’calls for city to remain undivided under Israeli sovereignty — in contrast to Beijing’s policy
May 5, 2014
“The Foreign Ministry of China has published a book about Jerusalem by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign policy adviser Dore Gold, whose core thesis appears to contradict Beijing’s positions on the Middle East conflict.
Gold’s “The Fight for Jerusalem: Radical Islam, the West, and the Future of the Holy City,” first published in 2007, argues that the city needs to remain united under Israeli sovereignty, based on the Jewish people’s historical rights and Israel’s responsibility to safeguard the holy sites in the Old City. China’s official position, by contrast, requires a division of Jerusalem."
Iran denies inspectors access to suspected nuclear facility
Atomic energy chief says operations at Arak heavy water reactor to continue; thousands protest nuclear deal in Tehran
May 3, 2014
“Iran’s enrichment activities are in defiance of repeated UN Security Council demands and resolutions, amid suspicions in the West and Israel that Tehran’s nuclear drive masks military objectives, a claim it has repeatedly denied.
Thousands of hard-liners in Iran gathered Saturday at the former US Embassy in Tehran to protest against the Islamic Republic’s recent deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.
Hard-liners carried banners Saturday accusing moderate President Hassan Rouhani and the nation’s nuclear negotiation team of “giving up Iran’s right in return for little.”
Senior Cleric Reiterates Iranian Nation’s Rigid Stance on N. Rights
MAY 09, 2014
"As the Supreme Leader has said on different occasions we are not optimistic about the talks." The senior Iranian cleric reiterated that the Iranian nation will not withdraw from the achievements of its nuclear scientists. Meantime, he urged the world powers not to insist on their illogical stance regarding Iran's
peaceful nuclear program.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in his recent remarks underlined the necessity for keeping vigilant against the enemies' display of superficial and unreal moderation, stressing that their true hostile nature was shown in the recent talks between Tehran and the world powers.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the nuclear talks proved the US hostility towards Iran and Islam, And added, “The enemy’s smile shouldn’t be taken seriously.” Addressing thousands of people from the Central province of Qom, Ayatollah Khamenei said victory will be surely achieved through resistance.
"The enemies thought in vain that they could compel Iran to hold talks under
sanctions," he said, and added that Iran has not come to the negotiating table due to the pressure of the sanctions as Iranians are a resistant nation. The leader said the enemies think that they have come to know the Iranian nation, but they are wrong.
The leader said Iran is negotiating with the West only because it has discerned it to be necessary, and stressed that Tehran has accepted to negotiate with the US only on the nuclear issue and not on bilateral ties, reminding that Tehran and Washington are still ENEMIES AT the end of the day. "we have already expressed our readiness to negotiate with the Satan (the US) on specific issues
Kill ‘all’ Jews, Hamas TV host urges kids
Palestinian child told to punch Jews and ‘turn their faces into tomatoes in order to liberate Palestine’
May 8, 2014,
“A children’s show on Al-Aqsa TV, the official Hamas-run television channel broadcasting from Gaza, broadcast a segment calling for the mass killing of Jews. “
Police Clash with Group Demanding
Temple Mount Sovereignty
May 6, 2014
"Violent clashes break out as police stop Jewish activists from ascending Temple Mount; activists cry foul over clashes on Independence Day. Members of the 'Hozrim La'har' (Trans: 'Return to the Mount') activist group marched toward the Temple Mount Tuesday, demanding full Israeli sovereignty over Judaism's holiest site.”
How Crazy It Can Get
1 Timothy 6:17
"Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy."
Scientist Claims Human Microchip Implants Will Become “Not Optional”
"Your initial reaction to this idea may be one of disbelief. There’s no way society would accept such a device. Why would anyone want to implant this in their body? Consider for a moment where we are right now. For decades Americans rejected the notion that they would submit to being tracked or recorded. Yet, just about every American now carries a mobile phone. They’re so prevalent, in fact, that many consider it a “right,” prompting the government to actually provide subsidies to those who can’t afford one on their own.
Embedded in every one of those phones is an RFID chip that can track our every movement via GPS or cell tower triangulation. Moreover, those microphones and cameras that come standard on every phone can be remotely activated by law enforcement surveillance systems, a capability that has existed since the early 2000′s. But as intrusive as these devices are, they are accepted as the norm by billions of people world wide. Not only that, but no one had to “force” them on us. We are, it seems, the masters of our own enslavement. And we pay top dollar to have the best tracking device money can buy!"
Pope Demands 'Legitimate Redistribution' of Wealth
09 May 2014
"Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today. Francis made the appeal during a speech to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of major U.N. agencies who are meeting in Rome this week.
Latin America's first pope has frequently lashed out at the injustices of capitalism and the global economic system that excludes so much of humanity. On Friday, Francis called for the United Nations to promote a "worldwide ethical mobilization" of solidarity with the poor in a new spirit of generosity.”
Here’s the First Look at the New Satanic Monument Being Built for Oklahoma’s Statehouse
May 1 2014
"The Ten Commandments still stand at the State Capitol. We are fully willing to place our monument at the Capitol, even while the ACLU suit is fought, with the understanding that a judgment against the Ten Commandments will have ramifications for our monument as well, likely resulting in the removal of both.”
“The idea that the Ten Commandments are foundational to US or Oklahoman law is absurd and obscene… I would argue that the message behind our monument speaks more directly to the formation of US Constitutional values than the Ten Commandments possibly could. It especially does so when it stands directly beside the Ten Commandments, as it affirms no one religion enjoys legal preference.”
The Disappearance of America's Will
“The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the US’s indifferent response to it. In Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East and beyond, America’s most dangerous foes are engaging in aggression and brinkmanship unseen in decades.”
Top 5: US dollar collapse predictions
Apr 13, 2014
“The US dollar is in bad shape.Having lost 97% of its purchasing power of one hundred years, it’s easy to argue that the dollar has suffered a slow but steady collapse.
And many financial experts claim this is the beginning. In an era when central banks are printing money to infinity and racking up debts like never before, something has to give. For those in the know, the question isn’t if the dollar will collapse… but rather, when.”
Billionaire Donald Trump says the dollar is on the edge of economic ruin, and an economic collapse is the only remedy. He painted an ugly picture of the US economy during an appearance on Fox News. In fact, he issued a warning to Americans to prepare for “financial ruin”.
Trump claims the United States is no longer a rich country, because rich countries don’t borrow money. In the interview, Trump claimed that the US is becoming a third world nation forced to borrow money and issue debt. Trump also suggested an answer to the question “When will the U.S. dollar collapse?”… saying when US debt hits the $21 to $22
trillion mark, things will get much, much worse.
Berwick says the US is “turning a corner” and headed for total financial ruin as early as “this year”, and quotes Jim Rogers who says “there is no paper money in 2014 and 2015 that’s going to be worth much of anything.”
Berwick often predicts the “end of the monetary system as we know it” and claims that, once all of the capital controls have been implemented and the US government starts confiscating assets to pay creditors like China, it will not even accept the tainted US dollar.”
IRAN: ‘Israel never abides by intl. principles’
“In a speech at UN Security Council as representative of NAM countries, Hossein Dehghani voiced Iran’s disappointment about the UN’s passive reactions to Israel’s violence in Palestinian territories and emphasized on NAM’s request for vindication of rights of Palestinians.
He added that all Israel’s measures to attack Palestine and other provocations were against international laws and in contrast with Palestinians’ legal rights. Dehghani held that Israel’s such measures stymied the process to resolve the Palestinian refugees’ issue.
Dehghani asserted that Non Aligned Movement countries condemn desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque by extremist Zionists and their illegal settlements in West Bank. “NAM demands that UN take measures against such actions by Israel which endanger security in the region,” he added.
He said that “it is very ridiculous that a regime [Israeli regime] which invades international borders permanently and it has always been a threat to humanity, committing war crimes dubs others as a threat against international peace and security.”
"Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo,
here is the Christ, or, Here; believe it not. For there shall arise
false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as
to lead astray, if possible, even the elect."
MESSIAH HAS ARRIVED
world witnessed the Messiah's arrival in Jerusalem exactly
where and how the Holy Scriptures predicted.
your King and your Lord, and the one prophesied by all of the major religions
to judge the people, and bring about a new and everlasting kingdom."
the past year, we have supplied absolute proof of this claim, providing
documentation of our Lord's continuing fulfillment of prophecy, from major
media sources, as well as ancient scripture. Study this website very carefully,
so that you may be prepared for what is to come.”
POPE: TOWARDS REFORMING THE INTERNATIONAL
FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL PUBLIC AUTHORITY
“Benedict XVI himself expressed the
need to create a world political authority. This seems obvious if we consider
the fact that the agenda of questions to be dealt with globally is becoming
ever longer. Think, for example, of peace and security; disarmament and arms
control; promotion and protection of fundamental human rights; management of
the economy and development policies; management of migratory flows and food
security; and protection of the environment. In all these areas, the growing
interdependence between States and regions of the world becomes more and more
obvious as well as the need for answers that are not just sectorial and
isolated, but systematic and integrated, rich in solidarity and subsidiarity
and geared to the universal common good.”
The purpose of a public authority, as
John XXIII reminded us in Pacem in Terris, is first and foremost to serve the
common good. Therefore, it should be endowed with structures and adequate,
effective mechanisms equal to its mission and the expectations placed in it.
This is especially true in a globalized world which makes individuals and
peoples increasingly interconnected and interdependent, but which also displays
the existence of monetary and financial markets of a predominantly speculative
sort that are harmful for the real economy, especially of the weaker countries.
In a world on its way to rapid
globalization, orientation towards a world Authority becomes the only horizon
compatible with the new realities of our time and the needs of humankind.
However, it should not be forgotten that this development, given wounded human
nature, will not come about without anguish and suffering.
Through the account of the Tower of
Babel (Genesis 11:1-9), the Bible warns us how the “diversity” of peoples can
turn into a vehicle for selfishness and an instrument of division. In humanity
there is a real risk that peoples will end up not understanding each other and
that cultural differences will lead to irremediable oppositions. The image of
the Tower of Babel also warns us that we must avoid a “unity” that is only
apparent, where selfishness and divisions endure because the foundations of the
society are not stable. In both cases, Babel is the image of what peoples and
individuals can become when they do not recognize their intrinsic, transcendent
dignity and brotherhood.
The spirit of Babel is the antithesis
of the Spirit of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-12), of God’s design for the whole of
humanity: that is, unity in truth. Only a spirit of concord that rises above
divisions and conflicts will allow humanity to be authentically one family and
to conceive of a new world with the creation of a world public Authority at the
service of the common good.”
Pope calls for world authority as
"The world authority
envisioned by two popes as a way to ensure global peace and justice would not
be a superpower, but primarily a moral force with limited jurisdiction, Pope
Benedict XVI said. The pope stipulated that the proposed body would not be a
"superpower, concentrated in the hands of a few, which would dominate all
peoples, exploiting the weakest." The authority in question, he said,
"must be understood, first and foremost, as a moral force, a power to
influence in accordance with reason, that is, a participatory authority,
limited by law in its jurisdiction."
The council's president, Cardinal Peter
Turkson, told Vatican Radio that the agenda for the plenary session would
include the topic of global financial governance as a response to the world
financial crisis. In October 2011, the council called for establishment of a
"central world bank" to regulate the global financial industry and
the international money supply as a step toward the world authority envisioned
by Blessed John and Pope Benedict.”
"But the Spirit says expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons" (1 Timothy 4:1)
The Messiah is within
The concept of the Messiah is a divine archetype or aspect of God that exists at the very heart of our being. The role of Mythic Hero and World Savior is a latent potential that lies within all of us.
“This expected or chosen one is given many different names by the different religions of this world. To Jews he is the Messiah, to Muslims he is the Mahdi, to Christians the Second Coming, to Hindus the Kalki and to Buddhists he is the Maitreya. Also Zoroastrians await the Saoshyant and even Taoist/Confucian scriptures talk of the coming of the Future True Man. It is however reasonable to suppose that all these different names and titles are really referring to the same person. If we take it as our starting point that all world religion is really worshipping the same God and asking after the same truth, then the entire world's prophesies are coming from the same source and so are really describing the same set of events and circumstances.
Therefore all the World's religions all really are waiting for the same person. So this person has the role of acting as the catalyst and instigator of the events prophesied. There follows a discussion and an interpretation of the prophesies for this long awaited person. I should mention here that for clarity and succinctness I'll use the term Messiah or else 'The Expected One' to mean all the other epithets as well. That is, instead of Messiah or 'Expected One', one might equally substitute the name Mahdi, Second Coming or Maitreya etc. with equal standing and also with the same meaning.”
Hamas: We will never recognize Israel
Islamic movement, previously mum on reconciliation, says it may sue Washington Post for reporting it is set to soften its stance
April 27, 2014
“We acknowledge that Abbas’s recognition of the occupation is his traditional position, nothing new. The [Hamas] movement position is unwavering in not recognizing the occupation in any form. In any event, negotiations are the task of the PLO; the government has no part in them,” Abu Zuhri said.
“The question of recognition is non-debatable as long as [Israel] occupies our land,” Youssef told the website of Hamas newspaper Al-Resalah on Sunday. He asserted that the PLO was in charge of negotiations and Palestinian foreign policy, adding that “Hamas is not responsible for its relations with Israel.”
Netanyahu Links Holocaust To Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
“Netanyahu linked the Nazi genocide to Iran's suspected drive to acquire nuclear bombs and its leaders' repeated references to the destruction of Israel and its denial of the Holocaust. Netanyahu said that just like before World War II, there were those in the world today who refused to face uncomfortable truths.
"In this place I have said many times that we must identify an existential threat in time and act against it in time and tonight I ask 'why in the years before the Holocaust did most of the world's leaders not see the danger ahead of time?' In hindsight, all the signs were there," he said.
"Has the world learned a lesson from the mistakes of the past? Today we are again faced with clear facts and before a real danger. Iran calls for our destruction, it develops nuclear weapons."
What Will You Do When You Can No Longer Buy or Sell without Submitting To Biometric Identification?
April 17th, 2014
In some areas of the world, payment systems that require palm scanning or face scanning are already being tested. We have entered an era where biometric security is being hailed as the “solution” to the antiquated security methods of the past. We are being promised that the constant problems that hackers are causing with our credit cards, bank accounts, ATM machines and Internet passwords will all go away once we switch over to biometric identification. And without a doubt, we have some massive security problems that need to be addressed.
But do you really want a machine to read your face or your hand before you are able to buy anything, sell anything or log on to the Internet? Do you really want “the system” to be able to know where you are, what you are buying and what you are doing at virtually all times? Biometric security systems are being promoted as “cool” and “cutting edge”, but there is also potentially a very dark side to them that should not be ignored.
In this day and age, identity theft has become a giant problem. Being able to confirm that you are who you say that you are is a very big deal. To many, biometric security presents a very attractive solution to this problem. For example, the following is a brief excerpt from a recent Fox News article entitled “Biometric security can’t come soon enough for some people“…
In a world where nearly every ATM now uses an operating system without any technical support, where a bug can force every user of the Internet to change the password to every account they’ve ever owned overnight, where cyber-attacks and identity theft grow more menacing every day, the ability to use your voice, your finger, your face or some combination of the three to log into your e-mail, your social media feed or your checking account allows you to ensure it’s very difficult for someone else to pretend they’re you.”
Ukraine: Russia Wants World War 3
"And behold, another beast, a second one, resembling a bear. And it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth; and thus they said to it, 'Arise, devour much meat!' (Daniel 7:5)
The Peaceful Solution: The Third Temple
"Let us begin this momentous task to rebuild the Temple. This generation can be the one to bring peace to this planet. WORLD LEADERS, you can be the historical figures who will bring back the Temple. This could very well be the BIGGEST peace project ever ventured in the history of mankind, simply because of the magnitude of the war which all nations now face. The Middle East is looking for peace, and so is the entire world. Yecetzqyah's ancient texts have been revealed. The Temple can be built in a peaceful manner. We can begin this simple step now to bring peace to Israel and to the world"
Actual And Literal Islamic Human Slaughterhouses For Christians Discovered
"Z"The fearful place became literally a human slaughter house, receiving its speechless victims, in groups of ten and twenty at a time, for execution. … These helpless Assyrians marched like lambs to their slaughter, and they opened not their mouth, save by sayings “Lord, into thy hands we commit our spirits. The executioners began by cutting first the fingers of their victims, join by joint, till the two hands were entirely amputated. Then they were stretched on the ground, after the manner of the animals that are slain in the Fast, but these with their faces turned upward, and their heads resting upon the stones or blocks of wood Then their throats were half cut, so as to prolong their torture of dying, and while struggling in the agony of death, the victims were kicked and clubbed by heavy poles the murderers carried Many of them, while still laboring under the pain of death, were thrown into ditches and buried before their souls had expired.
Muslims Attack Jewish Children On the Temple Mount
April 21 2014
16 Signs That Most Americans Are NOT PREPARED For the Coming Economic Collapse
April 8th, 2014
“Sometimes I think that I sound like a broken record. I am constantly using phrases such as "get prepared while you still can" and "time is running out". In fact, I use them so often that people are starting to criticize me for it. But the truth is that only a small percentage of people out there are actively taking steps to get ready for what is coming. Most of the country is not prepared at all. In many ways, it is just like 2007 all over again. There were many people that could see what was about to happen and were doing all they could to warn people, but most did not listen. And then the great financial crisis of 2008 struck and millions of people lost their jobs and their homes. Unfortunately, the next great wave of the economic collapse is going to be even more painful than the last one. It is imperative that people get prepared for what is on the horizon, but for the most part it is just not happening.
A lot of it has to do with the fact that we have such short memories and such short attention spans in America today. Thanks to years of television and endless hours on the Internet, I find myself having a really hard time focusing on anything for more than just a few moments. And we are accustomed to living in an "instant society" where we don't have to wait for anything. In such a society, we are used to "news cycles" that only last for 24 hours and very few people take a "long-term view" of anything.
And another one of the big problems that we are facing is something called "normalcy bias". The following is how
Wikipedia defines it:
“The normalcy bias, or normality bias, refers to a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.
Over the past several years, the U.S. economy has been relatively stable. And that is a good thing. But it has also lulled millions upon millions of people into a false sense of security and complacency. At this point, most Americans consider 2008 to be a temporary bump in the road, and most assume that the U.S. economy will always be strong. Unfortunately, that is not the truth. As I have written about previously, the long-term trends that are destroying our economy have continued to get worse since 2008, and none of the problems that caused the last financial crisis have been fixed.
We are steamrolling toward the edge of an economic cliff, and most people in our entertainment-addicted society are totally oblivious to what is going on. So they are not doing anything to get ready for the immense economic pain that is coming. The following are 16 signs that most Americans are completely unprepared for the coming economic collapse...
#1 Could you come up with $2000 right now? According to a shocking study that was just released, 40 percent of Americans could not...
Forty percent of individuals in the U.S. said they could not or probably could not come up with $2,000 if an unexpected need arose, according to research by Atif Mian of Princeton University and Amir Sufi of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
#2 In that same study, Americans were asked the following question...
"Do you have 3 months emergency funds to cover expenses in case of sickness, job loss, economic downturn?"
An astounding 60 percent of people that responded said that they do not.
#3 Another study found that less than one out of every four Americans has enough money stored away to cover six months of expenses.
#4 Some people are actually trying really hard to get ahead, but admittedly that is really tough to do when we are all being taxed into oblivion. In fact, it was reported this week that Americans now spend more on taxes than they spend on food, clothing and housing combined.
#5 Right now, more Americans are dependent on the government than ever before. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49 percent of all Americans live in a home that currently gets direct monetary benefits from the federal government.
#6 It is estimated that less than 10 percent of the entire U.S. population owns any gold or silver for investment purposes. That is a stunning number.
#7 It has been estimated that there are approximately 3 million "preppers" in the United States. But that means that almost everyone else is not prepping.
#8-16 The following are nine more statistics that come from a survey conducted by the Adelphi Center for Health Innovation. As you can see, a significant portion of the population is not even prepared for a basic emergency that would last for just a few days...
•44 percent don’t have first-aid kits
•48 percent lack emergency supplies
•53 percent do not have a minimum three-day supply of nonperishable food and water at home
•55 percent believe local authorities will come to their rescue if disaster strikes
•52 percent have not designated a family meeting place if they are separated during an emergency
•42 percent do not know the phone numbers of all of their immediate family members
•21 percent don’t know if their workplace has an emergency preparedness plan
•37 percent do not have a list of the drugs they are taking
•52 percent do not have copies of health insurance documents
What do you think is going to happen to these people once the economy collapses and there is chaos in the streets? How are they going to survive? After all of these years of writing about the coming economic collapse, nothing has changed as far as the long-term outlook is concerned. We are still heading toward a complete and total economic meltdown. But most Americans continue to have faith in the system, and the mainstream media keeps assuring them that everything is going to be just fine. And in this "dumbed-down" society of ours, most people are perfectly content to let others do their thinking for them. In America today, only one out of every six Americans can even find Ukraine on a map of the world. That is how far we have fallen.
In this day and age, it is imperative that we all learn how to think for ourselves. The foundations of our society are crumbling, our economic system is failing and the blind are leading the blind. If we do not learn to make our own decisions, we are just going to follow the rest of the herd into oblivion. In addition, we all need to start taking a long-term view of things. Just because the economic collapse is not going to happen this month does not mean that it is not going to happen. When you step back and take a broader view of what is happening, it becomes exceedingly clear where we are heading. Sadly, most Americans will never do that.”
The Quartet: The Gaza Crisis
'Those great beasts, which are four, are four kings which arise out of the earth. But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.'
Russia's Military Begins Massive Nuclear War Drill
On Thursday, 10,000 Russian troops began a drill simulating
the massive use of nuclear missiles.
March 29, 2014
While much Western attention has been bestowed on Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine, Moscow also began a massive nuclear offensive exercise on Thursday. Russia’s 1997 national security concept stated that Russia would use its nuclear arsenal “in case of a threat to the existence of the Russian Federation,” whether that threat came in the form of nuclear weapons or from a conventionally superior military power.
This threshold was further lowered in Russia’s 2000 military doctrine, which was the first released during Vladimir Putin’s presidency. This document said that Russia would use nuclear weapons “in response to large-scale aggression utilizing conventional weapons in situations critical to the national security of the Russian Federation.” This held out the possibility that Russia would use nuclear weapons even if Russia proper hadn’t been attacked. The same doctrine further noted that Russia reserved the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of any kind of weapons of mass destruction against it.
Still, the timing of the drill is likely to cause great concern in Western capitals, particularly in Washington. The drill could very well be intended to signal Russia’s resolve over events in Ukraine where Russia\ has been at loggerheads with the West and the government in Kiev over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. A very visible reminder of Russia’s substantial nuclear capabilities would make sense for Moscow in a number of different contingencies, including if Russia is intending to move forces deeper into eastern Ukraine, as many currently fear.”
Iranian Supreme Leader admits talks with 'Satan'
U.S. are for expedience to relieve pressure and deceive
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei publicly revealed on Thursday that negotiations with The US about Iran's nuclear program are part of a tactic to stall international pressure and gain time.
"We had announced previously that on certain issues, if we feel it is expedient, we would negotiate with the Satan (the US) to deter its evil," said Khamenei in Qom. He further claimed "the nuclear talks showed the enmity of America against Iran, Iranians, Islam and Muslims."
Khamenei's referral to the U.S. as "the Satan" echoes Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini, leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution. Rampant hatred of America was on display in Iran last November during the annual "death to America" day, revealing the intentions behind Iran's taqiyya approach.
This not-so-hidden message we reiterated Monday as an Iranian lawmaker declared that "having a nuclear bomb is necessary to put down Israel.”Despite the blatant statements revealing the intentions behind Iran's taqiyya, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's "charm offensive" has been considered highly successful in removing the pressure off the Islamic state and instead isolating Israel.”
Jerusalem Dateline Show: The Center of the World
"This week on Jerusalem Dateline: We go straight into the middle of a hot debate over dividing Jerusalem to find out who is taking a stand for Zion. Plus, we look at the battle for the Temple Mount and how Muslim leaders have been spreading lies throughout history to keep Jews from praying on their holy site.
Finally, Jerusalem is holy to three faiths, the prize of empires and the site of Judgment Day. How did this small town in a remote country become the center of the world?"
Billionaire Tells Americans to Prepare For 'Financial Ruin'
16 Apr 2014
"The United States could soon become a large-scale Spain or Greece, teetering on the edge of financial ruin. That’s according to Donald Trump, who painted a very ugly picture of where this country is headed. Trump made the comments during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta VanSusteren.”
According to Trump, the United States is no longer a rich country. “When you’re not rich, you have to go out and borrow money. We’re borrowing from the Chinese and others. We’re up to $16 trillion(17.4) in debt.” He goes on to point out that the downgrade of U.S. debt is inevitable.
“We are going up to $16 trillion [in debt] very soon, and it’s going to be a lot higher than that before he gets finished. When you have [debt] in the $21-$22 trillion, you are talking about a downgrade no matter how you cut it.” Ballooning debt and a credit downgrade aren’t Trump’s only worries for this country. He says that the official unemployment rate of 8.2 percent “isn’t a real number” and that the real figure is closer to 15 percent to 16 percent. He even mentioned that some believe the unemployment rate to be as high as 21 percent. “Right now, frankly, the country isn’t doing well,” Trump added, “Recession may be a nice word.”
China calls for new global currency
BEIJING April 17, 2014
“China is calling for a global currency to replace the dominant dollar, showing a growing assertiveness on revamping the world economy ahead of next week's London summit on the financial crisis. The surprise proposal by Beijing's central bank governor reflects unease about its vast holdings of U.S. government bonds and adds to Chinese pressure to overhaul a global financial system dominated by the dollar and Western governments. Both the United States and the European Union brushed off the idea.
The world economic crisis shows the "inherent vulnerabilities and systemic risks in the existing international monetary system," Gov. Zhou Xiaochuan said in an essay released Monday by the bank. He recommended creating a currency made up of a basket of global currencies and controlled by the International Monetary Fund and said it would help "to achieve the objective of safeguarding global economic and financial stability."
For decades, the dollar has been the world's most widely used currency. Many governments hold a large portion of their reserves in dollars. Crude oil and many commodities are priced in
dollars. Business deals around the world are done in dollars. But the financial crisis has highlighted how America's economic problems — and by extension the dollar — can wreak havoc on nations around the world. China is in a bind. To keep the value of its currency steady — some say undervalued — the Chinese government has to recycle its huge trade surpluses, and the biggest, most liquid option for investing them is U.S. government debt.
To better insulate countries from the ills of one country or one currency, Zhou said the IMF should create a "reserve currency" based on shares in the body held by its 185 member nations, known In Washington, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner both rejected China's call for a global alternative to the U.S. dollar's role as the international reserve currency. And the European Union's top economy official said the dollar's role as the international reserve currency is secure despite China's proposal.”
Cult Leader Thinks He's Jesus
"Deep in Siberia's Taiga forest is Vissarion, a cult leader who looks like Jesus and claims to be the voice of God. He's known as "the Teacher" to his 4,000 followers, who initially seem surprisingly normal. Over time, however, their unflinching belief in UFOs and the Earth's imminent demise made this group start to look more and more like some sort of strange cult."
Do We Have To Worry About the Black Plague Today…
Based On Recent Cases YES
“While the bubonic plague that terrorized Europe and Asia in the 6th and 14th centuries is almost extinct today, a few countries—most of them in Africa and Asia—have reported cases in the last decade. Zambia, India, Malawi, Algeria, China, and Peru are among those affected by the disease since 2001, with the Democratic Republic of the Congo topping the list with more than 1,100 cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Between 1,000 and 2,000 cases each year are reported to the WHO, though the true number is likely much higher. It is hard to assess the mortality rate of plague in developing countries, as few cases are reliably diagnosed and reported to health authorities. WHO cites mortality rates of eight to 10 percent, but WHO studies suggest that they may be much higher in some plague endemic areas.”
What makes Jerusalem so holy?
17 April 2014
While Christians around the world are enjoying the Easter holiday, Jews everywhere are celebrating the holiday of Passover - a convergence of festivals which traditionally sees a surge in pilgrims to Jerusalem
“Jerusalem - its name resonates in the hearts of Christians, Jews and Muslims alike and echoes through centuries of shared and disputed history. Known in Hebrew as Yerushalayim and in Arabic as al-Quds, it is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been conquered, destroyed and rebuilt time and again, and every layer of its earth reveals a different piece of the past.
While it has often been the focus of stories of division and conflict among people of different religions, they are united in their reverence for this holy ground.”
Israeli Institute Prepares Priests for Jerusalem's Third Temple
The movement to rebuild Jerusalem's third temple expands.
"On April 10, at 5 p.m., hundreds of Jews will gather at the Maimonides rabbinical institution plaza in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem and start learning the Jewish laws of Passover. Rabbis and experts, including Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of the Temple Institute in the Old City of Jerusalem, the leading body preparing for the establishment of the third temple, will teach the audience the laws of the Passover sacrifice. Alongside Ariel, the ritual slaughterer (shohet) Rabbi Yehudah Giatt will teach the audience about the unique elements of the slaughter of the Passover sacrifice.”
The ceremony on Thursday will be, in Israel Defense Forces (IDF) lingo, “practice with live fire.” Slaughtering lambs, sprinkling their blood on the altar by priests dressed in kosher priestly garments and roasting the lambs, with their heads, legs and innards. Just as God intended.”
Islam : The Coming of Imam Al-Mahdi and Jesus
A detailed talk on the coming of the Mahdi, who precedes the appearance of the Dajjal (anti-christ) and the second coming of Jesus Christ peace be upon him, before the day of Resurrection...
Could the Passover Sacrifice Take Place this Year?
April 4, 2014
"With the return of Jewish rule to the land of Israel, however, some argue that now is the time to reinstate the Passover sacrifice. Two men, Moshe Hachim and Eli Yorav, have submitted a petition to police to permit the ritual for the first time in 2,000 years. The pair are acting on behalf of roughly 100 hopeful participants. According to the petition, the group wishes to ascend the Temple Mount with a portable altar, a lamb, wood, vessels for collecting the animal’s blood, and other accoutrements required by Jewish law.
These Temple enthusiasts are not the only ones preparing for the return of the abandoned tradition, though. The Temple Mount Organizations, an umbrella group for several bodies advocating Jewish rights to the Mount, are hosting the third annual Passover sacrifice “dry run” on April 10. That date is also the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Nissan, and the day God instructed the Jews to prepare their lambs in Egypt. According to organizers, last year’s event was attended by nearly 1,000 people.”
The Watchman: The Battle over the Temple Mount
On this week’s episode of The Watchman, we sit down with Charles Crismier, author of the new book, King of the Mountain, to discuss the ongoing battle over the holiest and most disputed piece of real estate on earth: the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Jihadists are embarking on ‘Final Solution’ in Middle East
April 10, 2014
The West is caught up with trivial concerns while minorities abroad are driven to extinction
“Unless we lay bare the ideology which lies behind radical Islamist thinking – and which too often reduces God to the status of a faction leader or tribal chief – and challenge the conspiracy of silence which surrounds the question of religious persecution, at the hands of radical Islamists and atheists alike, we will sleep-walk into a tragedy which has implications well beyond the ancient biblical lands.”
Take Nigeria where, as February ended, Boko Haram – which means eradicate western education and influence – murdered, in cold blood, twenty nine students of the Federal Government College in Buni Yadi, Yobe State, while they slept in their student hostels. Days later Boko Haram began the month of March with two explosions in Maiduguri leaving at least 50 people dead. The north-south conflict in Nigeria is reminiscent of Sudan – when 2 million, mainly Christian people, were killed, Christian pastors have been beheaded by Boko Haram who openly say their interim goal is “to eradicate Christians from certain parts of the country.”
“There are many events that show that Christians are targeted, such as those of Maaloula, Sadad, Hafar, Deir Atiyeh, Carah, Nabk, Kseir, Rablé, Dmaineh, Michtayeh, Hassaniyeh, Knaïeh, and some villages of the Valley of Christians, Yabroud, Aafrd, the Jazirah region such as Hassaké, Ras El-Ain Kamechleh, and many other areas. Christians are increasingly targeted in horrible and unspeakable massacres”.
We in the West, who enjoy so many freedoms and liberties, need to ask ourselves some tough questions about the disproportionate nature of the causes which we so readily embrace whilst ignoring the systematic violent ideology of an Islamist “Final Solution” directed at the Christian minorities.”
Matthew 24:9 :
"Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My Name's sake."
Islamists gather to fight Muhammad's promised Armageddon
April 5, 2014
“If you think all these mujahideen came from across the world to fight Assad, you’re mistaken,” a Sunni Muslim jihadi who calls himself Abu Omar told Reuters. “They are all here as promised by the prophet. This is the war he promised – it is the grand battle.”
The report said ardent Islamists trace the signs back to the 1979 Iranian revolution, which created an Islamic nation that could provide jihadists for the Madhi’s army. “This Islamic Revolution, based on the narratives that we have received from the prophet and imams, is the prelude to the appearance of the Mahdi,” Reuters reported Iranian cleric and parliamentarian Ruhollah Hosseinian said last year.
The report said “mujahideen” are in Syria from America, Russia, the Philippines, China, Belgium Germany, Sudan, India and Yemen, at least. Both sides are bent on setting up an Islamic power that would rule the world, driven by their “apocalyptic” vision
Egypt Calls for Reparations - from Biblical Times !
Egyptian commentator calls for Israel to provide compensation for materials Torah says Jews took during Passover story
"We want compensation for the [Ten] Plagues that were inflicted upon us as a result of the curses that the Jews' ancient forefathers [cast] upon our ancient forefathers, who did not deserve to pay for the mistake that Egypt's ruler at the time, Pharaoh as the Torah calls him, committed," Ahmad Al-Gamal, a writer for the Al-Yawm Al-Sabi' daily. Translations of the article were provided by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
"We want compensation for the gold, silver, copper, precious stones, fabrics, hides and lumber, and for [all] animal meat, hair, hides and wool, and or other materials that I will mention [below], when quoting the language of the Torah," he continued. "All
these are materials that the Jews used in their rituals. These are resources that cannot be found among desert wanderers unless they took them before their departure..."
Al-Gamal is not the first Egyptian to demand compensation. The Jews were asked to return those spoils at a much earlier period in history. In fact, the Talmud in Tractate Sanhedrin tells that the Egyptians came before Alexander the Great (approximately 330 B.C.E.) when he conquered Asia Minor and demanded that the Jews repay them for the gold and silver that the Torah says they took from Egypt during the Exodus. It recounts how Talmudic scholar Gviha ben Psisiah said to them that the same Torah that recounts how the Jews took spoils from Egypt also recounts how they worked as unpaid slaves for 210 years. Therefore, he claimed, they are owned an enormous sum of wages for that period. The Egyptian representatives asked for a three day hiatus to come up with an answer, but not finding one, they fled.”
Peres to IAEA Chief: We Don't Want Another Hiroshima
A nuclear armed Iran would be dangerous to all humanity, says Peres in meeting with IAEA head in Vienna.
President Shimon Peres warned on Monday that a nuclear armed Iran could lead to “another Hiroshima”. “It's time to put the facts on the table and realize that nuclear weapons by the
Iranian leadership would be a danger to all humanity,” Peres said.
“Iran is trying to gain time and does not comply with the requirements. This has a negative impact on the diplomatic track. Iran continues to enrich uranium and retain the ability to develop nuclear weapons. Additionally, Iran is developing long-range missiles capable of carrying their nuclear warheads.”
Peres suggested that “Iran be judged by its record and not by its words and sounds. No one threatens Iran, yet Iran again and again threatens other countries. We do not want to see another Hiroshima.”
Temple Mount Education Seeks to
“Rekindle the Hearts of Humanity”
March 28, 2014
“We encourage everyone to familiarize themselves with what the Temple Mount means, not only for the Jews but for all of humanity,” he said. With peace not near enough in site, Rabbi Richman believes that rebuilding the Temple will act as a catalyst to resolving problems that plague the Middle East. “The Temple is the crown jewel for world peace. It symbolizes peace and its existence will help bring about divine peace,” he said. “So if we all keep saying, ‘just give peace a chance’, then let’s build the temple and actually have peace.”
The goal of the Temple Institute is to, as Richman explained, “build the Temple and fulfill the commandments.” Richman seeks to educate and inspire through the Bible the importance and sanctity of the Temple.
“There is a positive commandment to build God’s Temple, and that commandment and all the others that are associated with the Temple are simply going unfulfilled. The Temple is a house of prayer for all nations; it is the place where the ongoing relationship between God and man can continue to develop in a close and engaging manner.”
Watch: Iranian Official Mocks the West
EU's Ashton is "an old lady" and UN's Ban is a "puppet", says senior Iranian official in speech mocking Westerners.
“Look, this is what the [Westerners] are like. If we give them an inch, tomorrow they will demand that we suspect our entire nuclear program, the next day, they will tell us how to practice our religion, and the day after that, they will tell us to respect the rights of homosexuals,” warned Azghadi. “Obama said to the president of Angola in Africa: ‘You must declare that you legally accept homosexuals, or else we will impose sanctions upon you.’ That’s what they are like. They stop at nothing.
“That’s what they are like. They are a bunch of animals. The Koran instructs us to preserve our honor and not to let them control us. That old lady [Ashton] came to Iran... I really don’t know when she’ll die... She went to meet in secret with that group of people. I noticed that nobody in the government has taken responsibility for this meeting. Have you noticed this too?” said Azghadi. It is not uncommon for Iranians to mock or even threaten the West and/or Israel."
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem: Israel Judaizes Jerusalem and plans to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Mar. 26, 2014
“The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein… said: ‘Considering the escalation of the occupation’s attack on Jerusalem in an attempt to completely Judaize it, obscure its Islamic characteristics, [and] lay hands on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque… in addition to the threat of destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque to establish the alleged Temple on its ruins – Heaven forbid – we wish to emphasize our previous religious rulings on the matter [of visits to the mosque by non-Palestinian Muslims, which read] as follows:
The plazas, walls, buildings, courtyards, domes, colonnades and stone benches of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, everything underneath the Al-Aqsa Mosque and everything above it, are Waqf (an
inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) until Judgment Day, and the Muslims have an exclusive right to them, which they share with no one."
PA: Israel planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Mar. 30, 2014
"Last week, PMW documented that PA religious leaders hold the opinion that Jews must not pray at the Western Wall, saying that only Palestinians have a right to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surroundings. The PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein also recently spoke of Israel's "threat of destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque to establish the alleged Temple on its ruins." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 26, 2014]
"[Israel's actions in Jerusalem] ultimately aim to achieve dark goals: Destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and build the alleged Temple take over the Muslim and Christian holy sites, and destroy its [Jerusalem's] institutions in order to empty it, uproot its residents, and continue its occupation and Judaization.' Abbas' statement also said that all of Israel's archeological digs and tunnels... will not change the reality of the city...and will not produce a [Jewish] right based and illusions and legends.'"
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash:
"Israel is following a systematic, gradual plan supported by the Israeli government and protected by the Israeli army, and its goal - I'm telling you - is not to divide Al-Aqsa (i.e., the Temple Mount). "Its goal is to remove the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Netanyahu: Iran Is Dangerous: And That Is No Joke
"Iran is an anti-Semitic country that wants to destroy us. Iran is no joke,” said Netanyahu. “I would not joke about oppressors in our history. In the past, the Jewish people were not good about seeing danger in time. Again and again we were surprised. That will not happen under my leadership. I don’t care if they accuse me of creating spins. I see a danger to the Jewish state and I am working to ward off that danger. That is what the people of Israel expect me to do.”
Abbas applauds following call for Jihad in Jerusalem
"PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “There is a message we must convey to those who kidnapped the Yarmouk [Palestinian] refugee camp [in Syria] with baseless false slogans, pretexts, and excuses. We say to them: ‘The venue for resistance and Jihad is not the Yarmouk refugee camp. Whoever wants resistance, whoever wants Jihad, the direction for Jihad is well-known and clear. Everyone knows it. I don’t think that there is anyone who doesn’t know where Jihad is supposed to take place. I don’t think that there is anyone who doesn’t know to where we should direct efforts or where to concentrate the masses. I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t know this.
Those who send young people to Syria or elsewhere to die for a misdirected cause must stop and understand that Jerusalem is still waiting. Jerusalem is the direction, Jerusalem is the address. [Abbas and audience applaud.] A compass that does not point to Jerusalem, Muhammad has nothing to do with it. Put an end to your ignorance, and recognize that you [those fighting in Syria] are nothing more than small tools in a game [controlled by] malicious hands that are running a filthy game to crush the Ummah (Islamic Nation) and diminish it, and deflect the compass, away from its true direction.”
Official Palestine Live TV Jan. 13, 2014
PA officials: Jews have ‘no right to pray’ at Western Wall
Judge Tayseer Al-Tamimi says Al-Aqsa Mosque, including Jewish holy site, is Islamic and belongs to Muslims alone
“Two Palestinian Authority officials recently asserted that Islamic law forbids Jews from praying at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount, both adding that the wall was an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
“Allah decreed that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is Islamic and belongs to Muslims alone,” “It is part of the religious belief of a billion and a half Muslims, and the Jews have no right to it… or the right to pray in any part of it. The Al-Aqsa Mosque includes all its courtyards… and specifically, its western wall,” al Tamimi said.
“The Al-Aqsa Mosque will remain, by divine decree, a Muslim mosque, will not be shared with anyone, will not be forfeited, and no one besides Muslims will pray in it,” he said. In an interview with the official PA television station in December last year, Al-Habbash stated that the Western Wall is “an authentic part of the Al-Aqsa
During the same interview, Al-Habbash said that “freedom of worship in our Jerusalem is guaranteed to all,” but added that “nonetheless, we have rights, principles and positions that cannot possibly be altered.” The Temple Mount compound, referred to by Muslims as the Al-Aqsa Mosque, is considered the third holiest site in Islam and the holiest site to Jews. By law, under arrangements Israel
instituted after capturing the area in 1967, Jews are not allowed to pray at the site.”
Leading Iranian Ayatollah: Islamic Messiah ‘will behead
“When Imam Zaman ['Mahdi,' the last Shiite Imam] comes, he will behead the Western leaders,” warned Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani, the interim Friday prayer leader of Tehran and a member of the Assembly of Experts, the body that chooses the supreme leader. “However, Imam will not harm the oppressed nations,” he said.
The Shiite clerical establishment in Iran believes that at the end of times, the 12th Imam, Mahdi, a ninth century prophet, will reappear with Jesus Christ at his side, kill all the infidels and raise the flag of Islam in all four corners of the world.
Soleimani called the fall of Quds (Jerusalem) in 1967 the zero point of the Islamic world in its weakness and boasted of Iran’s power today and how it has changed the equation of power in the region and the world.
Soleimani had previously stated that President Barack Obama was not after regime change, but only because the U.S. can’t topple Iran. “America in the last 35 years has committed the most cowardly and worst practices against the… Islamic Republic,” he said.
Israel can’t rely on ‘weak’ US to deal with Iran, Ya’alon warns
Tehran has outwitted West ‘in Persian bazaar,’ defense minister says, slamming Obama for radiating weakness worldwide, risking more terror at home
“Iran is fooling the world” about its nuclear program,” but said the West preferred to put off any confrontation — “to next year, or the next term; but it will blow up in the end.” The Iranians had been “on all fours” because of sanctions and diplomatic isolation, but had been allowed to recover, he charged. The interim deal signed in Geneva in November “is very comfortable for the Iranians,” he said, enabling them to establish themselves as a threshold state “and break out to the bomb when they choose to do so.”
Ya’alon, a former IDF chief of General Staff, warned that if the US continued to show weakness internationally, its own national security would be severely damaged. “If you wait at home, terror will come calling again,” he said. “This is a war of civilizations. If you are perceived to be weak, that certainly does not pay in the world. I hope the US will reassert itself.”
What Are Iran’s True Intentions For The State Of Israel?
Police to Restrict Arab Entry to Temple Mount
Jerusalem police to restrict entry of Muslims to the Temple Mount on Friday, due to information about Arabs intending to riot.
Riots on the Temple Mount
"The chief of the Jerusalem District of the police, Yossi Pariente, decided on Thursday evening that the entry of Muslims to the Temple Mount compound will be restricted on Friday. The decision was made after information was received about Arabs intending to riot on the Temple Mount at the end of Friday prayers. Entry to the Temple Mount will only be permitted to men age 40 and older who have Israeli ID cards. Women of all ages will be allowed entry. Police forces will be deployed in eastern Jerusalem and the Old City starting from early Friday morning in order to prevent disturbances.
On Thursday, two Arab rioters were arrested for attempting to attack MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) as he visited the Temple Mount. Hundreds of rioters threw rocks at Feiglin and several individuals who accompanied him. Feiglin was forced to leave the site, and police took steps to break up the riot. As a result of the riot, the Temple Mount was closed Thursday morning to Jews and to tourists. On Sunday, Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) was also forced to leave the Temple Mount after rioters threw stones at him. Then, too, police cleared the Mount of non-Muslims.
The Temple Mount is Judaism's most sacred spot. Israeli police, in an attempt to appease the Muslim Waqf which was left in charge of the Temple Mount compound after the 1967 Six Day War, ban Jews from praying or performing any other form of worship."
Zarif Sees 'Signs' of Nuclear Deal with West
Iranian Foreign Minister says nuclear deal could be reached with major powers, as latest round of talks concludes.
"Zarif said he was "pleased" with the discussions so far on four key issues in any agreement - Iran's Arak heavy water reactor, its enrichment of uranium, civil nuclear cooperation and the lifting of Western sanctions. "On the (lifting) of the sanctions, it seems that we are getting close to an agreed plan," Zarif said, according to AFP.
But he said there was no agreement on the Arak reactor which Western governments want to remain uncompleted for fear that its plutonium waste could give Iran an alternative route to a nuclear bomb. "The Arak rector is part of Iran's nuclear program and will remain so."
Iranian Official Mocks the West
EU's Ashton is "an old lady" and UN's Ban is a "puppet", says senior Iranian official in speech mocking Westerners.
“As the West talks with Iran about a permanent deal regarding its nuclear program, an Iranian official recently chose to mock some Western officials. “UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is a puppet. You know that, right? They inflate him in the morning, and remove the air in the evening. The Americans provide him with texts, and tell him what to say today and what to say tomorrow. Then he reads the texts out loud to them, to make sure he gets it right.”
“Look, this is what the [Westerners] are like. If we give them an inch, tomorrow they will demand that we suspect our entire nuclear program, the next day, they will tell us how to practice our religion, and the day after that, they will tell us to respect the rights of homosexuals,” warned Azghadi. “Obama said to the president of Angola in Africa: ‘You must declare that you legally accept homosexuals, or else we will impose sanctions upon you.’ That’s what they are like. They stop at nothing.
“That’s what they are like. They are a bunch of animals. The Koran instructs us to preserve our honor and not to let them control us.”
Israel said to be budgeting billions for Iran strike
Military chiefs reportedly say they were given top-level orders to keep prepared for action despite nuclear talks
March 20, 2014
Israel is still preparing for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, including a specific military budget running to NIS 10 billion ($2.89 billion), despite the developments in talks between world powers and Tehran.
The IDF officials responded that they had received instructions from the highest levels of government, apparently Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, to continue with preparations for a strike, the report said. Netanyahu publicly slammed the November interim deal as a “historic mistake,”
and he has demanded the full dismantling of Iran’s “military nuclear” capabilities under a permanent deal, whereas US President Barack Obama has spoken of allowing Iran to maintain a closely supervised low-level enrichment capability.
“The one who should lead the campaign against Iran is the US,” he said, but instead, “the US at a certain stage began negotiating with them, and unfortunately in the Persian bazaar the Iranians were better,” he said. Therefore, “we (Israelis) have to look out for ourselves.”
As I have been saying for a long time, the attention of the whole world will go up to Mount Moriah. Take a look:
Jordan Blames 'Extremist Settlers' for Temple Mount 'Aggression'
Amman releases statement condemning 'Israeli aggression' after Uri Ariel visits Judaism's holiest site.
“Jordan's Minister for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, strongly condemned Israeli "aggression" at the Temple Mount on Monday, 24 hours after Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel ascended the mount in a pre-planned visit to the Mount that was cut short by police.
"These Israeli practices and violations, allowing extremist settlers to violate the sanctity of Al Aqsa Mosque under the protection of the Israeli police and army, will ignite violence and religious extremism in the region," he claimed, in a statement quoted on Jordan's state-run Petra news agency.
"A reality in which rioters determine the day's agenda on the Temple Mount, and prevent Jewish visitors from ascending [to the Mount], is unacceptable," Ariel stated after the visit. "I went up to the Mount this morning, I intend to keep on doing so in the future, and I demand that security forces help keep Jewish sovereignty intact and allow any Jew to ascend to the Mount freely."
"But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My Name."
Nigeria: Attacks on Christians Kill at Least 100
KANO, Nigeria March 16, 2014
Officials say Fulani Muslim herders attacked three Christian villages and killed more than 100 civilians. Hundreds of thatched-roof huts were set ablaze. Thousands have been killed in recent years in competition for land and water between mainly Muslim Fulani herdsmen and Christian farmers across Nigeria's Middle Belt. More than 100 people were killed in similar attacks in neighboring Katsina state last week.
Chenshyi village Chief Nuhu Moses said Sunday that gunmen killed more than 50 people including the pastor's wife and children. He said the entire village in the southern part of Kaduna state was destroyed.
Islamic Extremists in Somalia Behead Two Christians
Al Shabaab militants publicly execute mother of two, cousin.
March 14, 2014
Islamic extremists from the rebel Al Shabaab militia last week publicly beheaded a mother of two girls and her cousin in southeastern Somalia after discovering they were Christians, sources said. Before killing them, an Al Shabaab militant announced, “We know these two people are Christians who recently came back from Kenya – we want to wipe out any underground Christian living inside of mujahidin [jihadists’] area,”
The militants from Al Shabaab – which has vowed to rid the country of the Christian fellowships, which meet secretly as leaving Islam in Somalia is punishable by death – became suspicious of Omar and Moge due to their irregular attendance at Friday mosque prayers, sources said. “The two people who were killed on many occasions did not take Friday prayers seriously, especially Omar, who claimed that she was praying in her house,”
DEATH TO ISRAEL: Arabic Eye Opener (Video)
Jews Are Most Evil Creatures
Temple Institute: Working to Rebuild the Temple
Temple Institute Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, in Hanukkah speech announces work on a 'Kohen' school, to be ready for rebuilt Temple.
A representative from The Temple Institute, an organization in Jerusalem which works toward the rebuilding of the Third Temple, stated in a Hanukkah speech Wednesday that a Cohen-priest training program is in place in anticipation of its rededication.
Rabbi Ariel also stated that the Institute is opening a special school for Cohen-priests, who would service the Third Temple - and that over 40 men with Cohen lineage have signed up. "Great scholars and priests in Israel will learn at our school," he stated. "We already have forty signed up, who have priestly garments suitable to their sizes."
"All of this is in the hope that we will soon, please G-d, erect the Third Temple with our own hands, and be able to perform these priestly services in the Temple courtyard," he concluded.
The Palestinians and the Middle East Conflict
This is for anyone who desires to grasp the real issues behind the Middle East Peace Initiative (between Palestine and Israel). Anyone who is a prophecy enthusiast should take the time to watch this documentary. We KNOW where this is heading eh?
1 Thessalonians 5:2-4:
“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety;then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.”
IRAN GENERAL: "OUR HANDS ARE ON THE TRIGGER TO DESTROY ISRAEL"
Revolutionary Guard air force chief quoted as saying his forces are ready to act as soon as they receive the order
March 11, 2014
“Today, we can destroy every spot which is under the Zionist regime’s control with any volume of fire power (that we want) right from here,” Fars quoted Salami as telling a conference in Tehran Tuesday on “The Islamic World’s Role in the Geometry of the World Power.”
Iranian leaders regularly issue threats against Israel and the United States, but the wording ascribed to Salami on Tuesday was particularly aggressive.
“Islam has given us this wish, capacity and power to destroy the Zionist regime so that our hands will remain on the trigger from 1,400 kilometers away for the day when such an incident (confrontation with Israel) takes place,” he was also quoted saying in the speech.
The comments came a day after Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a shipment of what he said were Iranian arms intercepted at sea last week, which he charged were intended for terror groups in Gaza. Netanyahu castigated the West for clinging to the illusion that Iran had changed, and said it remained relentlessly committed to fostering terrorism and advancing a nuclear weapons
Netanyahu blasts ‘hypocrisy’ of the West on Iranian arms cache
PM accuses world powers of fixating on the illusion of a changed Tehran, even in the face of ‘murderous’ ship cargo
March 10, 2014
"The IDF said it found 40 M-302 rockets aboard the Panamanian-flagged Klos-C it intercepted in the Red Sea last week, as well as 181 120-mm. mortar shells and approximately 400,000 7.62-caliber rounds. IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the mortar rounds had been made in Iran. Before he spoke to the press, IDF officers showed Netanyahu documentation they said confirmed the Iranian origin of the shipment.
With a grave expression, the prime minister blasted Western leaders for “smilingly shaking hands” with Iranian leaders even as the missiles were being unloaded at Israel’s southern Eilat port — a shipment as heavily masked, Netanyahu said, as Iran’s nuclear program. “Just as Iran tried to camouflage this deadly weapons shipment, Iran camouflages its military nuclear program,” Netanyahu said.
The prime minister said that the West was also keen to overlook human rights violations within Iran, such as the hundreds of executions that take place in the country each year.
Also speaking in Eilat on Monday afternoon was Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, who said Iran’s “charm and smile offensive” did little to conceal its long-term goals, which remained unchanged under President Hassan Rouhani. These goals, said Ya’alon, included “disseminating the revolution,” “challenging the ‘Great Satan,’ or the United States and Western culture,” and undermining regimes in the Middle East. “There is no conflict in the Middle East, from Afghanistan through Bahrain and Yemen to Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, where Iran isn’t fanning the flames,” Ya’alon said.
Judaism: Will there be Sacrifices in the Third Temple?
March 07, 2014
What will the rebuilt Temple be like? Will we really offer animal sacrifices once again?
“Some people object to the idea of sacrifices out of concern for the welfare of animals. However, this objection contains a measure of hypocrisy. Why should compassion for animals only be expressed with regard to humanity's spiritual needs? If our opposition to animal slaughter is based not on weakness of character, but on recognition of the issue's fundamental morality, then our first step should be to outlaw the killing of animals for food, clothing, and other material benefits.
In the world's present state, the human race is weak, both physically and morally. The hour to protect animal life has not yet arrived. We still need to slaughter animals for our physical needs, and human morality requires that we maintain clear boundaries to distinguish between the relative value of human and animal life.
At this point in time, to advocate the protection of animals in our service of God is disingenuous. Is it moral to permit cruelty towards animals for our physical needs, yet forbid their use for our spiritual service, in sincere recognition and gratitude for God's kindness? If our dedication and love for God can be expressed at its highest level - with our willingness to surrender our own lives and die al kiddush Hashem, sanctifying God's name, then certainly we should be willing to forgo the life of animals for this sublime goal.”
Report: Vatican Presses for Control of Mount Zion
February 20, 2014
Israel could be entering the final stages of negotiations to turn over control of Mount Zion to the Vatican, if recent reports by Israel National News are to be believed. According to the online news source, a secretive meeting took place this week between the Jerusalem Municipality, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Tourism and senior Catholic officials.
During the meeting, the Catholic delegation reportedly pressed Israel to follow through on a years-old proposal to give the Church control over the compound that houses the traditional "Hall of the Last Supper."
The problem is that the same compound also houses the traditional "Tomb of David," a holy site revered and frequented by religious Jews. Not to mention that Mount Zion is symbolic of Jerusalem as a whole, and surrendering it to the Vatican would be seen by many Israelis as a repudiation of Judaism's claim to the city.
In response to reports regarding the negotiations, the Jerusalem Municipality released a statement insisting that it would remain "the central sovereign power on Mount Zion."
“Kill A Jew –Go To Heaven”
An excellent report on how Islam sees the Jews:
• Portrayal of Jews as Animals
“In three instances (Surahs 2, 5 and 7), the Quran tells of Muhammad turning people into monkeys
and/or pigs: “Those (Jews) who incurred the curse of Allah and his Wrath, and those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swine.” (Surah 5:60) Another section of the Quran compares the Jews to donkeys. PA leaders repeatedly dehumanize Jews by applying these animal references to Jews:
Dr. Mahmoud Mustafa Najem:
“... for which Allah transformed them to monkeys and pigs...“
Dr. Mahmoud Mustafah Najem:
“Praise be to Allah, who has cursed [the Jews], the brothers of monkeys and pigs.”
Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Maadi:
“We are waging this cruel war with the brothers of the monkeys and pigs, the Jews and the sons of Zion.”
Global Islamic domination in the doctrines of Fatah, Hamas and Al-Qaeda, compilation
Fatah – Ibrahim Mudayris, Palestinian Authority cleric:
“Where did Great Britain disappear? By Allah’s will, He will get rid of the US like he got rid of them. We [Muslims] have ruled the world and a day will come, by Allah, and we shall rule the world [again]. The day will come and we shall rule America, the day will come and we shall rule Britain. We shall rule the entire
NETANYAHU: WE WILL MAINTAIN STABILITY AND SECURITY
March 03, 2014
"I will stand steadfast on the State of Israel's vital interests, especially the security of Israel's citizens," Netanyahu said. "This is what has been and what will be."
"He (Netanyahu) is the loyal speaker for Jews who for thousands of years have dreamt of returning to Zion and to Jerusalem; Jews who remember Jerusalem at every joyous occasion and who leave a bit of their walls unplastered in memory of the sacked Jerusalem," he continued.
"The Israeli soldiers who recaptured Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War -- after we paid in
blood -- Jerusalem and the Temple Mount have been returned to their original owners forever," he continued. But that changed when it "became clear that this was peace for suckers."
You cannot fool Jews twice," Shine said. "Netanyahu will tell Obama politely and firmly, proudly and modestly, that he is not authorized to give up the security and future of Israel's citizens and certainly no part of the Jewish people's historic
Global War on Christians: the 'Elephant in the Room'
" Persecution of Christians is rampant all over the globe, especially in the Muslim world but few people are talking about it. More people around the world embrace Christianity than any other religion and Christians are the most persecuted. They face beatings, imprisonment, and even death. And it's not just happening in Islamic countries.
"Radical Islam could fall off the face of the planet tomorrow and Christians would not be safe," John Allen, author of The Global War on Christians, said. It's coming from governments and religious militants seeking to violently advance their radical ideology.” For example, last month in the Buddhist nation of Sri Lanka, a mob led by radical Buddhist monks attacked two Christian prayer centers, smashing windows and destroying Bibles.
North Korea is the worst offender. For the past 12 years, it has topped the annual watch list of persecuting countries. Still, Christians face the greatest risk overall in Muslim countries. "Thirty-six of the top 50 countries on our World Watch List are the main driver of persecution. It's very dangerous to be a Christian in a country where Islamic extremism is prevalent," David Curry, CEO with Open Doors, said."
Father allegedly kills daughter, attacks pastor, others for converting to Christianity
“The Oyo State Police command has arrested a suspect in connection with the killing of his daughter, Miss Kausara Isiaka for allegedly converting to Christianity. The suspect was alleged by Reverend Daniel Oladimeji, one of the four persons he attacked with machete that he suspected him to be the brain behind the attack.
Though, the police are yet to determine his culpability or otherwise, the suspect allegedly sneaked into the church premises and inflicted machete cuts on the four persons.Thevictims’ names, according to the police, are Mary, Kausara Isiaka, Aanu and the pastor of the church. It was further gathered that the father of the deceased who is a Muslim, allegedly pleaded severally with his daughter and threatened her to review her decision.
The police stated that the girl had to take refuge in the church. But, on that fateful day, a yet-to-be identified attacker broke in and inflicted machete injuries on the victims while they were sleeping."
FPI Bulletin: General Warns Congress of Growing Middle East Threats
March 7, 2014
“Even as Washington focuses on the crisis in Ukraine this week, our top general for the Middle East warned Congress about growing threats in his area of responsibility… the region has reached a “strategic inflection point,” with looming dangers emanating from Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, and al-Qaeda affiliates. U.S. policymakers and lawmakers should heed four key takeaways from General Austin’s testimony.
Iran’s regional security threat continues to grow. While it remains to be seen whether U.S.-led diplomacy and pressure will succeed in reversing the Iranian nuclear threat, General Austin cautioned that Iran’s growing counter-maritime, missile, and cyber capabilities together pose “a very real and significant threat to U.S. and our partners’ interests.”
What’s more, CENTCOM’s commander warned that the regime in Tehran has increased its support of terrorists and violent extremists in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East—thereby “contributing to the humanitarian crisis and significantly altered political-societal demographic balances within and between the neighboring countries of Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq.” In particular, General Austin noted that “Iran presents a number of other threats to the region.
Their ability to mine the straits, their ability to conduct cyber-attacks, their ballistic missile capability, and of course. The activities of the Qods force and their efforts to spread malign activity not only around the region - but across the globe.” In a clear demonstration of this threat, Iran this week claimed that it has acquired missiles with multiple warheads, while Israeli security forces intercepted an Iranian missile shipment bound for Gaza."
Pope Francis wants church to study gay marriage, Cardinal Dolan says
-March 9, 2014
Pope Francis wants the Catholic Church to study same-sex marriages, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday. According to Dolan, Francis wants church leaders to "look into it and see the reasons that have driven them. It wasn't as if he came out and approved them," Dolan said. "He said, 'Rather than quickly condemn them, let's just ask the questions as to why [gay marriage has] appealed to certain people."
Dolan was also asked about Michael Sam, the Univ. of Missouri football player, likely an NFL draft pick, who recently came out as gay,. "Good for him," Dolan said. "I would have no sense of judgment on him. God bless ya. I don't think, look, the same bible that tells us that teaches us well about the virtues of chastity and the virtue of fidelity and marriage also tells us not to judge people. So I would say, 'Bravo.'"
PROPOSED ISLAMIC LAW IN IRAQ:
MARRY NINE YEAR OLD GIRLS
March 8th 2014
“About two dozen Iraqi women demonstrated on Saturday in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers.” The legislation goes to the heart of the divisions in Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, as Shi'ite Islamists have come to lead the government and look to impose their religious values on society at large.
It describes girls as reaching puberty at nine, making them fit for marriage, makes the father sole guardian of his children at two and condones a husband's right to insist on sexual intercourse with his wife whenever he wishes. The legislation is referred to as the Ja'afari Law, named after the sixth Shi'ite imam Ja'afar al-Sadiq, who founded his own school of jurisprudence."
Israel: 40 Rockets In Alleged Iranian Shipment
Israel's government has used the interception to bolster claims that Iran remains dangerous and that the world powers should break off negotiations with Tehran over the country's nuclear program. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon alleged Sunday that the weapons shipment "uncovered the true intentions of the regime in Tehran, a regime that is sly, dangerous and without restraint, that continues to train, finance and arm terror groups in the Middle East and beyond and whose aim is destabilize the area and the whole world."
Arab League Chief :
No to Israel As Jewish State
March 9th 2014
“Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby has urged Arab countries to take a "firm stand" against Israel's demand that the Palestinians recognize it as a Jewish state, calling it a deviation from an agreed-upon framework for peace talks. Elaraby delivered his remarks Sunday at an Arab Foreign Ministers meeting in Cairo. Last week, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said publicly he will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state.”
Global Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion as Governments Binge
Sunday, 09 Mar 2014
“The amount of debt globally has soared more than 40 percent to $100 trillion since the first signs of the financial crisis as governments borrowed to pull their economies out of recession and companies took advantage of record low interest rates, according to the Bank for International Settlements. Borrowing has soared as central banks suppress benchmark interest rates to spur growth after the U.S. subprime mortgage market collapsed and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy sent the world into its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.”
Netanyahu: Peace talks require at least another year
March 9, 2014
Prime minister shrugs off biting criticism from Obama, says peace possible if ‘security, national needs’ are met
Getting to a peace agreement with the Palestinians would take at least another year of negotiations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in remarks aired Sunday, while promising that Jerusalem will not give up its “security and national needs” in any deal.
“If there’s a peace [deal] that I think serves our security and national needs, I’ll bring it” and work to support its passage, Netanyahu said. “No pressure will be needed,” he said, “because I’ll do it willingly. [But] if they try to force on us an agreement that endangers our security and our vital interests, I won’t pass it. I’ll stand against it.”
IRANIAN OFFICIAL: "We are preparing to Liberate Jerusalem"
Militia carries out exercise to prepare for invasion of HolY City. General: the Islamic world is waiting for Tehran to call them to battle.
The Islamist Basij militia force in Tehran ran a special military exercise Thursday day and Friday preparing for an Iranian takeover of Jerusalem. The exercise, entitled "March to Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem)," incld training in the event of such a takeover, including drills for the protection of cities, assistance and rescue, dealing with social unrest, the protection of sensitive and important military centers, dealing with the invasion and landing of "enemy" (IDF) forces from helicopters, and carrying out complicated
tactical maneuvers at night.
Naqdi added that the terrorists "need to be prepared now, more than ever," for the great "liberation battle" for Jerusalem, which would "avenge for the innocent blood spilled" by Western powers. The General also claimed that Islamists worldwide are "waiting" for the call to battle from the Islamic Republic.
The Islamist Basij militia force in Tehran ran a special military exercise Thursday and Friday preparing for an Iranian takeover of Jerusalem. The exercise, entitled "March to Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem)," included training in the event of such a takeover, including drills for the protection of cities, assistance and rescue, dealing with social unrest, the protection of sensitive and important military centers, dealing with the invasion and landing of "enemy" (IDF) forces from helicopters, and carrying out complicated tactical maneuvers at night.
Last week, "moderate" Iranian president Hassan Rouhani called for the Palestinian Arab "liberation" of Jerusalem in light of ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). "One of the wishes of the Iranian nation is liberation of the Holy Quds,” the Iranian President was quoted as having said by the semi-official Fars news agency.
Obama – Netanyahu Meeting at the White House
March 3, 2014
“The 20 years that have passed since Israel entered the peace process have been marked by unprecedented steps that Israel has taken to advance peace. I mean, we vacated cities in Judea and Samaria. We left entirely Gaza. We’ve not only frozen settlements, we’ve uprooted entire settlements. We’ve released hundreds of terrorist prisoners, including dozens in recent months.
And when you look at what we got in return, it’s been scores of suicide bombings, thousands of rockets on our cities fired from the areas we vacated, and just incessant Palestinian incitement against Israel. So Israel has been doing its part, and I regret to say that the Palestinians haven’t.
Now, I know this flies in the face of conventional wisdom, but it’s the truth. And the people of Israel know that it’s the truth because they’ve been living it. What they want is peace. What we all want fervently is peace. Not a piece a paper although that, too but a real peace; a peace that is anchored in mutual recognition of two nation states that recognize and respect one another, and solid security arrangements on the ground.
Mr. President, you rightly said that Israel, the Jewish state, is the realization of the Jewish people’s self-determination in our ancestral homeland. So the Palestinians expect us to recognize a Palestinian state for the Palestinian people, a nation state for the Palestinian people. I think it’s about time they recognize a nation state for the Jewish people. We’ve only been there for 4,000 years.
And I hope President Abbas does this, as I hope that he’ll take seriously Israel’s genuine security needs. Because, as you know and I think everybody does, in the Middle East, which is definitely the most turbulent and violent part of the Earth, the only peace that will endure is a peace that we can defend. And we’ve learned from our history Jewish history, but I think from general history — that the best way to guarantee peace is to be strong. And that’s what the people of Israel expect me to do –- to stand strong against criticism, against pressure, stand strong to secure the future of the one and only Jewish state.”
Israel: Threatens to Act amid reports that Iran is a month away from Nuclear Bomb
Binyamin Netanyahu visit will test strains in US-Israel relationship
Disagreements about Iran and peace process with Palestinians
March 2, 2014
Michael Kassen, Aipac’s president, opened the conference on Sunday by acknowledging how much is at stake. “We gather at a critical moment for the US and Israel,” he said. “Serious decisions about Iran and the peace process will be made over the next few days,” he said.
“Iran remains our top concern,” said a senior Israeli government official. “We made no secret of the fact we didn’t like the interim agreement, but now we’re focused on the final deal. We want to see the dismantling of the Iranian nuclear military infrastructure.”
United Nations too Christian, claims report
Study calls for greater religious tolerance with Hinduism and Buddhism under-represented and funding a major issue
"It would seem there needs to be more of a 'global goodwill' to make the UN system work for all religions equally, and for religions to follow and share equally UN goals for peace and justice. The report highlights that while all religions are represented in some way in the peacemaking system of the UN, there are structural and historical differences that need to be addressed.
"It also shows that religions form an important part of international global politics and that in a global world we need to establish a new pluralistic contract for equal access for all religions to the UN system. This must also entail religious groups working towards the ideals of the UN, in terms of human rights, fairness and justice for all men and women."
U.N. Secretary-General, in Message to Jerusalem Forum:
“For Muslims, Jews and Christians, for Israelis and Palestinians, and for peoples around the world, Jerusalem represents a place of faith and longing, a symbol of aspirations for nationhood, and a sacred space that must be open to all. As we are constantly reminded, events in Jerusalem can undermine trust on the ground and be felt in distant lands. It is for this reason that we must ensure that the holy city becomes a true symbol of peace, bringing people together and marking a new, more positive era for the whole region.
If peace is to be achieved, the goal must be for Jerusalem to be the capital of two States living side-by-side in peace and security, with arrangements for the holy sites acceptable to all. This is the road to the fulfillment of both the vision of Security Council resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, and the yearning for peace of people from all over the world. I reiterate the repeated calls of the Quartet and the wider international community for Israel to freeze settlement activity and cease provocative and unilateral actions, and reopen Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem.
I am concerned at the recent episodes of tension at the Haram Ash-Sharif/Temple Mount compound, and the potential for further clashes. Aided by my envoy based in Jerusalem, I continue to follow this issue closely and to urge all sides to respect the sanctity of the holy sites and cease provocations.”
The United States continues its efforts in this regard, and all members of the Quartet are working to ensure that negotiations not only resume in an atmosphere conducive to their success, but are concluded expeditiously. The road ahead will not be easy, but only with the achievement of a two State solution, and a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, will Jerusalem be fully restored to its rightful place as a symbol of sanctity, brotherhood and peace for the entire world”.
Iranian Leaders on their Desire to Destroy Israel
“Israel’s leaders sometimes threaten Iran, but they know that if they do a damn thing, the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground. ”Israel is the sinister, unclean rabid dog of the region.”
Israel’s home front unprepared for enemy attack
170,000 rockets are pointed this way, yet the hierarchy responsible for protecting civilians is in a shambles, a Knesset panel hears
February 27, 2014
"The prime minister has up until now refrained from making a decision regarding the allocation of responsibility,” Yishai continued. “We are not prepared in a way that enables us to deal with a missile attack on the home front, and the time has come to get things in order.”
Israel’s enemies, from the 1982 Lebanon War onward, have focused the thrust of their offensive power against civilians. Today those countries and organizations possess 170,000 rockets and missiles, largely stored in urban areas and capable of hitting Israeli civilian centers, the commander of the IDF’s Military Intelligence
Directorate, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, revealed in January. He estimated that Israel would face “over 1,000 missiles a day” during the next war and that the enemy would maintain its ability to fire throughout the conflict.”
Threatened by al-Qaeda-affiliated extremists, community in northern city of Raqqa chooses ‘dhimmitude’ over conversion or death
February 27, 2014
Christian leaders in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, captured by an organization formerly affiliated with al-Qaeda, have signed a submission document this week banning them from practicing Christianity in public in return for protection by their Islamist rulers.
The document, dated Sunday and disseminated through Islamist Twitter accounts, states that the Christian community in the province of Raqqa, captured last March by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), was recently given three options: to convert to Islam; to remain Christian but pledge submission to Islam; or to “face the sword.” They opted for the second of those choices, known as dhimmitude.
In return, the Christians agreed to a list of conditions: to abstain from renovating churches or monasteries in Raqqa; not to display crosses or religious symbols in public or use loudspeakers in prayer; not to read scripture indoors loud enough for Muslims standing outside to hear; not to undertake subversive actions against Muslims; not to carry out any religious ceremonies outside the church; not to prevent any Christian wishing to convert to Islam from doing so; to respect Islam and Muslims and say nothing offensive about them; to pay the jizya tax worth four golden dinars for the rich, two for the average, and one for the poor, twice annually, for each adult Christian; to refrain from drinking alcohol in public; and to dress modestly.”
Knesset Temple Mount debate raises hackles in Arab world
PA calls for emergency meeting as Jordanian opposition demands a freeze to peace treaty with Israel; Egypt warns of ‘explosion’ in region
February 26, 2014
A Knesset debate Tuesday on Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount set off intense criticism in the Arab world, including in countries with which Israel has signed peace treaties. Egypt’s foreign minister, Nabil Fahmy, warned Tuesday in a statement that an Israeli declaration of sovereignty over the contested site could lead to an “explosion’” in the region.
The PA asked the Arab League Tuesday to hold an emergency session on Wednesday to discuss Israeli policy toward the Temple Mount, Ma’an news agency reported. “If Israel continues this policy,” said PA ambassador to Egypt Barakat al-Farra, “it proves that it does not want peace but continues to violate international laws and resolutions.”
“The motion came in response to Israel’s actions in Jerusalem and to the Knesset debate of a law that seeks to impose Israel’s sovereignty over Al-Aqsa,” Al-Rai quoted MPs as saying in the motion. “Israel’s actions clearly violate the peace treaty… it is aggression against Jordanian custodianship,” the motion said.
Unstable Neighborhood: Terrorist Groups Encircle Israel
February 25, 2014
Smaller Gaza terror groups have taken to "sub-contracting jobs" to terrorists in the neighboring
Sinai Peninsula, to avoid exposing Hamas in Gaza to Israeli retaliation. Hamas and Islamic Jihad use the she same "trick". It also allows them to build up their own rocket arsenals to prepare for a future clash with Israel. A breakdown in state sovereignty among Arab countries bordering Israel has created a vacuum eagerly filled by radical non-state actors.
In lawless areas around Israel, both Sunni and Shi'ite terrorist organizations are reaching out
across borders and moving personnel and weapons. This means that an eruption of violence in one area carries the potential to ignite other arenas around Israel. To Israel's south and west, Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist networks are growing. They operate in both the Gaza Strip and in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, and maintain a relationship with Gaza's rulers – Hamas – as well as with
Smaller Gaza terror groups, such as the Popular Resistance Committees (which are heavily involved in firing rockets at Israel) have taken to "sub-contracting jobs" to terrorists in the neighboring Sinai Peninsula, to avoid exposing Hamas in Gaza to Israeli retaliation. Hamas and Islamic Jihad use the same "trick" when they wish to attempt low signature terror attacks. It also allows them to build up their own rocket arsenals to prepare for a future clash with Israel.
The transnational terror networks in Gaza and Sinai will likely soon link up with extremist jihadi groups in Syria and Lebanon, meaning that pro-Al-Qaeda elements can be expected to pose a tactical threat to four of Israel's borders: Egypt, Gaza, Syria, and Lebanon.
To Israel's north, Shi'ite Hezbollah has sent large numbers of fighters to Syria: at the moment,
in addition to its traditional bases in southern Lebanon, the Iranian-backed terror organization, armed with some 100,000 rockets and missiles, can use Syria as a staging ground for future attacks on Israel. In the same vein, terror networks link the Gaza Strip to the West Bank. Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad are actively trying to construct terror cells in the West Bank and east
Jerusalem; so far, these efforts have been successfully stopped by Israel's domestic intelligence agency, the Shin Bet .
Even if efforts by Gaza terrorists to orchestrate attacks in the West Bank fail, however, a future flare-up in Gaza will likely lead to a rise in spontaneous violent disturbances in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, as already occurred during a 2012 conflict in Gaza between Hamas and Israel.
Egypt's ongoing lack of stability has made it difficult for Cairo to exercise control over the Sinai
Peninsula, despite the best efforts of the Egyptian military to combat the threat. Under the leadership of its military chief, Field Marshal Mohamed Fattah Al-Sisi, Egypt, like Israel, views the Gaza Strip as a national security threat, due to the movement of hundreds of Salafi jihadi terrorists and weapons between Gaza and Sinai through underground tunnels. It is these terrorists who are now frequently attacking Egyptian security forces there.
Meanwhile, to Israel's north, Syria has, to all intents and purposes, imploded, with the Assad regime controlling, according to some estimates, no more than 40% percent of the country. Syria has also become the world's top recruitment area for Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups; some 30,000 jihadi fighters are thought now to be active there. Lebanon, which has hinged its existence as a state on a delicate sectarian balance, is reeling from the war exploding in next door Syria -- a
conflict that has seen over a million Syrian refugees, as well as radical Sunni groups, move into Lebanon. It is this uncertain reality for which the IDF is preparing. These initiatives include enhanced intelligence, strengthened border security, improved surveillance capabilities, and swift responses to any sudden eruption of conflict on multiple fronts.
The dramatic changes in the region have prompted the Israel Defense Forces to put a special focus on its intelligence and precision-fire capabilities. Hi-tech intelligence-gathering techniques give Israel a superior chance of receiving a prior warning before threats materialize, while precision-guided weapons, which can be deployed by the air force or from ground-based platforms, enable the IDF to strike targets both near and far at a moment's notice. Israel is prepared, even if it hopes that these preparations will not be necessary.
Report: Against UN Deal, Iran Arming Iraq
UN allegedly aware of the arms sale, but have not taken action yet; concerns of escalation in sectarian tensions across the Middle East. Reuters reported Monday night that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million, according to documents seen by a correspondent. If true, the move breaks a UN embargo on weapons sales by the Islamic Republic.
Iraqi President Nouri Al-Maliki signed the weapons deal with Tehran in November, the documents say, just after he returned from a lobbying trip to Washington to ask for more help gaining weapons to fight Al Qaeda. "We are launching a war against terrorism and we want to win this war. Nothing prevents us from buying arms and ammunition from any party and its only ammunition helping us to fight terrorists," said the spokesman, Ali Mussawi.”
A US official noted to Reuters that the find could have drastic consequences for Tehran's
relationship with the UN - and possibly the West as well.”
‘Govt. to Split Jerusalem – Where are the Rabbis?’
Rabbi Israel Ariel wonders at fellow rabbis’ silence over plan to give away Jerusalem holy sites.
The government is planning to cede several sites in ancient Jerusalem to Muslim and Christian ownership, and Israel’s rabbis remain silent, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel has accused. "There is a terrible plan, called the ‘holy basin,’ to split Jerusalem between Christians, Muslims and Jews,” Rabbi Ariel said, speaking to Arutz Sheva.
Rabbi Ariel, who heads the Temple Institute, continued, “The Christians will get the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Mount Zion, the Muslims will get the Temple Mount, and we Jews will need to visit the Kotel (Western Wall) under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority.”
The Palestinian Authority (PA) denies the Jewish connection to the Western Wall, and PA TV has labeled Jewish worship at the holy site “sin and filth.” Even if Jewish worship at the Kotel were to continue freely, the loss of access to the Temple Mount would be highly significant. The Temple Mount is the holiest site on earth according to Judaism, and is the place where the First Temple and Second Temple once stood.
The plan to split Jerusalem’s holy sites between various religions “has existed for some time and now they’re going to implement it in stages,” Rabbi Ariel warned, adding, “During the Pope’s next visit they plan to transfer the Cenacle on Mount Zion to him, turning it into a pilgrimage site.”
Jordanian MPs Demand End to Peace with
Israel over Temple Mount
Muslim Brotherhood, Islamist activists in Jordanian parliament push government to end peace with Israel over Judaism's holiest site.
Jordan's opposition Islamists called on the government to freeze a 1994 peace treaty with Israel as the Knesset was Tuesday to debate Israeli sovereignty over the Temple Mount, according to AFP. "We urge the government to meet the demands of people who have repeatedly called for freezing and eventually cancelling the peace treaty," the Islamic Action Front said on its website.
Under the peace treaty, Jordan controls Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. The Temple Mount falls under this category, despite being Judaism's holiest site and the site of the two Temples, and the Muslim world has been adamant about keeping it in their hands. "The custodianship is a Jordanian national interest and a sacred religious duty," the Action Front claimed.
Arabs continuously accuse Israel of "Judaizing" the Temple Mount; sometimes resorting to illogical accusations, such as saying that Israel is using chemicals to erode the foundations of the mosque in order to cause it to collapse. Some Palestinian Authority (PA) officials have claimed that Israel was trying to build a new Holy Temple on the Temple Mount, replacing the Al-Aqsa Mosque. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas himself has made claims to this effect.
The reality is that it is Jews, not Arabs, who are discriminated against when they want to visit the Temple Mount. Israeli police, in an attempt to appease the Muslim Waqf which was left in charge of the compound after the 1967 Six Day War, ban Jews from praying or performing any other form of worship. Police sometimes close the Mount to Jews altogether in response to Muslim riots - for days or weeks at a time - despite evidence that such violence is usually planned in
advance for the specific purpose of forcing Jews out.
World's Largest Religion Also Most Persecuted
February 14, 2014
Some of the top fighters against persecution from all over the world came to Capitol Hill this week to sound an alarm at a House hearing about the global war against Christians.Their bottom line: the 2.3 billion Christians alive today may form the world's largest religion, but they are also the most persecuted religious group.It is a huge problem and it's getting worse, not just in the Middle East, though it's getting worse there, but in China, in North Korea and elsewhere,. "There's an explosion of persecution against Christians, including martyrdom, torture, and harassment of all kinds,"
"It is a fact that radical Islam is the leading manufacturer of anti-Christian hatred," Allen said. "But it is equally a fact that radical Islam could fall off the planet tomorrow, and Christians would not be safe. In India, they are victims of radical Hinduism," he said of the Christian minority there, and then gave two more examples: "In Myanmar and Sri Lanka, they're targeted by radical Buddhism."
Rep. Smith pointed out that there used to be 1.4 million Christians in Iraq. But the harassment against them has been so intense, most have fled. There are only about 150,000 Christians there now."
The myth of an undivided Jerusalem is
collapsing under its own weight
As John Kerry's Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative moves into a decisive stage, two Jerusalem truths are becoming crystal clear. First, either the two-state solution will also take place within Jerusalem, or there will be no two-state solution at all. Second, any attempt to reach a permanent status agreement regarding Jerusalem that ignores the already existing, deeply rooted urban realities of this bi-national and divided city is doomed to failure. Those engaged in the current negotiations can ignore these facts only at great peril. When Netanyahu says he supports the two-state outcome, but opposes anything less than an undivided Jerusalem under sole Israeli sovereignty, he is really saying: "I reject the two-state solution".
The myth of "undivided Jerusalem" is collapsing under the weight of its own fictions. Should the Kerry initiative – the last, best hope for the two-state solution – end in failure, Jerusalem will degenerate into the epicenter of a festering conflict, the arena of recurrent rounds of convulsive violence. But should, against all odds, these talks end in agreement, a new Jerusalem, rooted in its genuine political and urban realities, will emerge: a politically divided, bi-national city, the respective capitals of Israel and Palestine – which is the sine qua non of any permanent status agreement.
PM Expresses Concern Ahead of Nuclear Talks Between Iran and The West
Feb 24, 2014
“I see with concern that Iran believes that it will complete its plan to become a nuclear power… with the ability to create a nuclear weapon and also to build intercontinental missiles, which Iran currently is engaged in without hindrance,” he said, speaking before the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.
The prime minister said that despite the interim agreement signed with the West, Iran is still pursuing three things — uranium enrichment, weapons development and the ability to deliver a payload — meaning that it is “getting everything while giving nearly nothing” in return.
Jerusalem Should be Liberated from Israel
Feb 20, 2014
“be liberated from the yoke of Israel,” says Rouhani at meeting with the
speaker of the PA parliament.
Hassan Rouhani, on Wednesday said that Jerusalem should “be liberated from the
yoke of Israel.” The comments were made during a meeting in Tehran between
Rouhani and the Speaker or the Palestinian Authority (PA) parliament, Salim
One of the wishes
of the Iranian nation is liberation of the Holy Quds,” the Iranian President
was quoted as having said, adding that he hoped “the Palestinian nation and the
entire Muslim world will find a serious solution to this occupation through
unity and integrity”.
Netanyahu: Ceding Temple Mount will lead
"Israel without Jerusalem is
like a body with a weak heart. Ceding religious sites will lead to religious
Binyamin Netanyahu made some of his
strongest statements to date regarding the right of the Jewish nation to
sovereignty over its ancient capital of Jerusalem. "A lasting peace can
only be made with a strong nation," Netanyahu asserted. "Without a
united Jerusalem, the state of Israel will be a body with a weak heart. Our
heart will never be divided again."
"We will not turn our backs on
those who faced Jerusalem throughout the ages," he said. "We will
safeguard Jerusalem because Israel without Jerusalem is like a body without a
heart – and it was on this hill that the heart went back to beating at full
"I have doubts, to put it mildly,
that if we deposit the Temple Mount with foreign forces, we will not very
quickly slip into a religious sectarian war," he said. "Only under
Israeli sovereignty, the accessibility and freedom of worship for all religions
is a certainty, and will remain a certainty. Only under Israel are peace and
Al-Aqsa is a 'Red Line', Warns Sheikh
“We will not give up even one grain
of Al-Aqsa, since the Jews have no connection to it,” declares head of the
Supreme Muslim Council Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, the Imam of the
Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, warned Israel on Friday against “harming” the
mosque. Sabri, head of the Supreme Muslim Council, declared in a conversation
with a Gaza-based news agency that Al-Aqsa was a “red line” for Arabs, adding,
“We will not give up even one grain of earth (at the Al-Aqsa Mosque), since the
Jews have no connection to it whatsoever.”
Israel Planning to Build Holy Temple, Claims PA Official
"The construction of the false Temple on the Temple Mount is closer than ever before," claims an official with the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
"The head of manuscripts at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Najeh Bkeirat, has accused Israel of trying to "Judaize" the Temple Mount by building a new Holy Temple.Speaking on January 4 to the Palestine journal, which is affiliated with the Hamas terrorist group, Bkeirat claimed that "the construction of the false Temple is closer than ever before."
Bkeirat claimed in the interview that an analysis of Jerusalem's development plans finds there is an intention to Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and within this framework build the Temple on its ruins and to then reduce the number of Arab residents in the city.
DHS plan for national license-plate tracking system
raises privacy concerns
February 19, 2014
“Ultimately, you’re creating a national database of location information,” Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told the newspaper. “When all that data is compiled and aggregated, you can track somebody as they’re going through their life."
The American Civil Liberties Union said it does not object to law enforcement officials checking license plates to locate and arrests felons, but the organization has warned that the government's increased
use of such devices raises concerns for potential abuse, The Post reported. “This is yet another example of the government’s appetite for tools of mass surveillance,” said Catherine Crump, a staff attorney with the ACLU's Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.
It Has Begun: Wise Up and Stock up as Food shortages
and Price Hikes Are Coming before the Years End
Feb 12, 2014
Stop for a moment and think about what’s happening weather wise around the world. California is in the middle of a drought so severe that domestic supplies may be cut in a matter of weeks. California produces a massive amount of the food consumed in the United States. Extreme cold in the United States has killed livestock in the hundreds of thousands. Florida farmers are looking at massive losses from cold weather not just ruining citrus crops, but squash, cucumbers and herbs.
Wheat growth in Texas is stunted by continuing cold weather. The fishing industry in Indonesia has taken a hit because of bad weather. Peru, Venezuela, and Bolivia have experienced rainfall heavy enough to flood fields and rot crops
where they stand. Volcanic eruptions in Ecuador are also creating problems due to cattle ingesting ash with their feed leading to a slow and painful death. Parts of Australia have been in drought for years affecting cattle and agricultural production. Rice production in China has been affected by record low temperatures.
Large parts of the UK are underwater, and much of that water is sea water which is poisoning the soil. So wet is the UK that groundwater is so high it is actually coming out of the ground and adding to the water from rivers and the sea. With the official assessment being that groundwater flooding will continue until MAY, and that’s if it doesn’t rain again between now and then. The River Thames is 65 feet higher than normal in some areas, flooding town after town as it heads to the sea. It has begun. Urge those who you know are unprepared to wise up and stock up, time may be shorter than they think"..
Israel: Iran Remains Brutal And Aggressive
“I would like to tell the world, today,” Netanyahu said Tuesday morning during a tour of the Golan Heights, “as the talks between the major powers and Iran are being resumed, that Iran has changed neither its aggressive policy nor its brutal character. Iran is continuing to support the Assad regime which is slaughtering its own people. This is the true face of Iran. The world cannot forget this.”
Temple Mount raises ire in Amman
Feiglin calls for reconsideration of Jordanian control of holy sites on Temple Mount
February 17, 2014
“Flags of the PLO, Hamas and the Islamic Movement are flown on the Mount without fear. No security checks are conducted for Muslims who swarm the Mount through all its gates,” wrote Feiglin. “But at the Mughrabi Gate, the only one through which Jews may enter the Mount (as tourists) [parentheses in the original], the Israel Police strips Jewish visitors to their underwear out of fear that one
might smuggle onto the Mount an Israeli flag or book of Psalms. Waqf officials
follow Jewish visitors closely, following their lips to make sure they don’t
dare to pray.”
Feiglin reiterated the Waqf’s history of destroying Jewish antiquities on the Mount and called on the Israeli government “to actualize Israeli sovereignty in the heart
of Jerusalem, the heart of the nation — on the Temple Mount, to end discrimination at the site, and to allow any person to go up to the Mount from
any gate, without distinction of religion, race, gender or nationality, in
accordance with [Israel’s semi-constitutional] Basic Laws.”
Hamas and Palestinian Authority officials, together with leaders of the Islamic Movement in the Galilee, have long accused Israel of planning to take control of the Muslim sites on the Temple Mount, an area holy to both Judaism and Islam.
If the plans move forward, the Jordanian government should close the Israeli embassy in Jordan and the Jordanian counterpart in Israel, effectively severing relations between the two countries, the committee said, according to the report. “The prime minister told the lawmakers that [the] peace treaty between Jordan and
Israel is binding to Israel [sic] and all of its provisions with regard to Jerusalem and its holy places,” the agency reported
Economist Caution: Prepare For 'Massive Wealth Destruction'
Sunday, 16 Feb 2014
In a recent interview to talk about his New York Times best-seller Aftershock, Wiedemer says, “The data is clear, 50 percent unemployment, a 90 percent stock market drop, and 100 percent annual inflation… starting in 2013.”
“If we keep doing this policy of stimulus and growing government, it’s just going to get worse for the average American. Our standard of living is going to fall . . . People who are expecting Social Security can’t get all that money. People expecting government pensions can’t get all their money . . . We simply can’t afford to pay them.”
Equally critical of the current government and our nation’s economy is real estate mogul and entrepreneur Donald Trump, who is warning that the United States could soon become a
large-scale Spain or Greece, teetering on the edge of financial ruin.
IRAN GENERAL SAYS U.S. HEADING FOR A COLLAPSE
Tehran’s ground forces commander launches latest
volley of belligerent rhetoric two days before nuclear talks
February 16, 2014,
“The commander of Iran’s Army ground forces on Sunday declared that the US is heading for collapse. Based on the remarks of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei), the ‘world arrogance’ is moving on a historical twist,” he said in an address, referring to the US. “And if it repeats its wrong method against Iran, it will no doubt have no destiny, but decomposition like the Soviet Union.” “We are ready for the decisive battle with America and the Zionist regime (Israel),”
Muslim cleric who called on Muslims to “sever limbs for
the sake of Allah” calls Valentine’s Day “immoral”
Feb 14, 2014
“Muhammad al-Arifi has said: “Devotion to jihad for the sake of Allah, and the desire to shed blood, to smash skulls, and to sever limbs for the sake of Allah and in defense of His religion, is, undoubtedly, an honor for the believer. Allah said that if a man fights the infidels, the infidels will be unable to prepare to fight.” So? He has his priorities and you have ours, kaffir! Who are you to judge?” According to controversial Saudi cleric Sheikh Mohammad al-Arifi, embracing the romantic occasion makes Muslims “resemble those who are immoral.”
Muslims Riot on Temple Mount, Stone Police Officers
February 11, 2014
“The Temple Mount has been a site of contention since 1967. It is holy to both Jews, who identify it as the site of the First and Second Temples, and to Muslims, who claim Mohammed ascended to heaven from there. Located in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, it fell into Jordanian hands in 1948. It was recaptured by Israel in 1967, but in an effort to appease the Arabs, it was entrusted to the Muslim Waqf for oversight. Since then, access to the holy site has been limited for non-Muslims.
Although the Israeli Supreme Court upheld the rights of Jews to pray on the Mount, police effectively prohibit non-Muslim prayer for fear of inciting a violent response. Muslims have called
for an outright ban on non-Muslim visits to the Mount, claiming their presence “defiles” the holy site.
The Second Intifada, also called the Al-Aqsa Intifada after the name of the mosque on the Temple Mount, began when Muslims rioted in protest of then-opposition leader Ariel Sharon’s visit there.
The weekend riots were only the latest in a string of violent surges on the Mount in recent months. In December, clashes broke out when two Jewish visitors attempted to pray at the site.
In September, riots took place over the Jewish New Year and during the summer, the compound was again closed to Jewish worshippers wanting to visit during the period of mourning for the Temple’s destruction due to threats of Muslim violence.
The past five months have seen an overall increase in Palestinian and Arab violence against Israeli targets in general. Rocket fire towards Israeli targets in the south has increased after an extended period of quiet following last winter’s Operation Cast Lead. Terror attacks, such as December’s Bat Yam bus bombing or last week’s thwarted attack on a Jerusalem wedding hall, are also on the rise. According to the Shin Bet, terror attacks in Israel increased from 82 in July 2013 to 167 in November. A total of 1,700 terrorist acts were recorded in 2013.
IRANIAN LEADERS ON THEIR DESIRE TO DESTROY ISRAEL
January 31, 2014
Vatican Increases Focus on the Holy Land
January 31, 2014
"More than ever, the Catholic church is taking an intense interest in the Middle East.
The pope met with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in early December at the Vatican. According to the church’s press office, the two leaders discussed the “complex political and social situation in the Middle East, with particular reference to the reinstatement of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, expressing hope that a just and lasting solution respecting the rights of both parties may be reached as soon as possible.”
Hamas can hit Tel Aviv, Jerusalem with dozens of rockets
Salvos on central Israel constitute an unprecedented threat, while Gaza’s Islamist rulers have also built sprawling underground network to move troops, fire rockets, maintain communications in future conflict
February 11, 2014
Weeping Mary Draws Hundreds
"Osama Khoury said Tuesday that his wife Amira found the statue “covered with oil” recently. Amira said the statue “spoke to her” and told her not to be afraid. After a neighbor witnessed the oil, word soon spread. Parts of the statue appear to be slick with moisture, even after it is wiped off. The family says it is most striking when a “tear” seems to roll down the statue’s cheek. It says some 2,000 people have come to see the statue over the last week."
Iran: We’re ready for ‘decisive battle’ with Israel, US
Chief of staff warns Tehran’s enemies and regional states against military action, calling American threats ‘political bluff’
February 12, 2014
In the latest in a series of warnings against the US,Iran’s chief of staff Hassan Firouzabadi warned the Islamic republic’s foes that Iran is prepared for a “decisive battle” if attacked.
But Firouzabadi accused the US of bluffing:
“Over the past decade, they brought their forces but came to the conclusion that they can’t attack us, and left,” he said, dismissing the US military threat as nothing but a “political bluff.” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the West should not have any delusions about using a military option.”
“I say explicitly, if some have delusions of having any threats against Iran on their tables, they need to wear new glasses. There is no military option against Iran on any table in the world,” he said.
On Sunday, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy Commander Ali Fadavi said the US knows that its aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf would be sunk if it launched a military strike on Iran. “The Americans can sense by all means how their warships will be sunk with 5,000 crews and forces in combat against Iran and how they should find its hulk in the depths of the sea,” said Fadavi, according to Fars news agency.
“They cannot hide themselves in the sea since the entire Middle East region, Western Europe, the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz are monitored by us and there is no place for them to hide.”
The bellicose rhetoric follows Saturday’s announcement by an Iranian admiral that Iran had dispatched warships to the North Atlantic, while Iran’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced the Americans as liars who, while professing to be friends of Tehran, would bring down his regime if they could. He also said it was “amusing” that the US thought Iran would reduce its “defensive capabilities.”
On Friday, Iranian state TV ran a documentary featuring a computerized video of Iran’s drones and missiles bombing Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ben-Gurion Airport and the Dimona nuclear reactor in a simulated retaliation for a hypothetical Israeli or American strike on the Islamic Republic.
Quartet: Historic Moves Towards Peace
president Shimon Peres with Middle East Quartet Envoy and Former British Prime
Minister Tony Blair at the president's residence in Jerusalem on January 30,
between Israel’s elder statesman and the Quartet envoy came amid heightened
tensions between Israel and the Palestinians after six months of peace talks
moderated by the United States”
“We all have to
understand that we don’t have unlimited time and to understand that the wrong
decision is irreversible. We have an opportunity to make the right decision
which is a two-state solution, a Jewish state called Israel and an Arab state
called Palestine. I know you share the feeling of the weight of the decision.”
striving very hard and, particularly with all the turmoil, this is the right
moment to create out of this part of the Middle East some sense of hope based
on the principles of societies that are open-minded and tolerant and economies
that are modern and offer opportunity for our young people.”
Abbas’s new red line: Israeli
withdrawal within 4 years
‘Palestinians will not sign a deal
without explicit recognition of East Jerusalem as their capital, full prisoner
February 12, 2014,
Netanyahu Slams Iran Move To Send Ships Towards U.S.
"The easing of sanctions against Iran by the international community has not caused Iran to moderate its international aggression - the complete opposite has occurred," Netanyahu told the weekly cabinet meeting in remarks relayed by his office.”
IRAN INCREASES THEIR THREATS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES
February 10, 2014
"Despite the signing of a landmark nuclear deal in November with the P5+1 world powers, and a moderate tone coming from President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, Iranian defense officials escalated sharply their rhetoric against the United States over the weekend.
On Sunday, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy Commander Ali Fadavi said that the US knows that its aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf would be sunk if it launched a
military strike on Iran. “The Americans can sense by all means how their warships will be sunk with 5,000 crews and forces in combat against Iran and how they should find its hulk in the depths of the sea,” said Fadavi, according to Fars news agency.
The bellicose rhetoric follows Saturday’s announcement by an Iranian admiral that Iran had dispatched warships to the North Atlantic, while Iran’s spiritual leader
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced the Americans as liars who, while professing
to be friends of Iran, would bring down his regime if they could. He also said it
was “amusing” that the US thought Iran would reduce its “defensive capabilities.”
Iranian leaders have made repeated threats to wipe Israel off the map, and have threatened to annihilate Tel Aviv should Iran’s nuclear facilities be attacked by the West."
Israel mulls replacing al-Aqsa mosque
(with Third Temple)
"An Israeli official says the Tel Aviv regime is considering replacing the al-Aqsa Mosque in al-Quds (Jerusalem) with a temple. Minister of Housing and Construction Uri Ariel on Friday called for the construction of what he called "the Third Temple" to replace the holy site. Ariel says the first and the second temples were destroyed many years ago, so the third one needs to be built now.
“Al-Aqsa Mosque is currently in place of the temple,” he claimed. Al-Aqsa Mosque is considered the third holiest site in the Muslim world. Palestinians have denounced the plan as desecration. They say it is part of the Israeli regime’s ongoing attempts to distort the Arab and Islamic history. Palestinians argue that al-Quds is the capital of a future Palestinian independent state, and that its heritage should remain intact.
Kerry's Peace Plan: Divide Jerusalem,
Recognize Jewish State
“Jerusalem would be divided, and the eastern half recognized as the capital of "Palestine." Speaking of recognition, Israel would be explicitly acknowledged as the nation state of the Jewish people.”
Iranian commander: We have targets within America
A top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards boasted Saturday that his forces
have plans in place to attack the United States from within, should the U.S.
attack the Islamic Republic. America, with its strategic ignorance, does not have a full understanding of the power of the Islamic Republic,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a televised interview. “We have recognized America’s military strategy, and have arranged our abilities, and have identified centers in America [for attack] that Reports indicate that terrorist Hezbollah forces — allies of Iran — have infiltrated
the U.S. and have mapped out targets.
“We will conduct such a blow in which they [America] will be destroyed from within,” Salami said.This is the second warning by a high-ranking officer of the Guards in two weeks. The chief commander of the Guards, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Jafari, addressing Secretary of State John Kerry, said on Jan. 24 that a direct conflict with America is the “strongest dream of the faithful and revolutionary men around the world.”
All operational bases of the enemy in the region in whatever capacity and location
are within our firepower,” Salami warned. “The American military option does
not make a difference for us, and they can use this option, but they will have
to accept the responsibility of devastating consequences.”
Salami asked whether America could control the spread of any war with the Islamic
Republic: “Can they preserve their vital interest in the region in the face of
endless attacks by Iran? Can they keep their naval assets and the Zionist
regime [Israel] secure?”
Iranian Leaders On Their Desire To Destroy Israel
Iran: Mahdi will defeat archenemy in JerusalemState media says, ‘Shiite messiah will kill archenemy in Jerusalem, could come during spring equinox'
"A triumphal religious prophecy has appeared on an Iranian official state media website, heralding the return of the Shiite messiah. According to the website, "Imam Mahdi (may God hasten his reappearance) will appear all of a sudden on the world scene with a voice from the skies announcing his reappearance at the holy Ka'ba in Mecca."
The Islamic Republic of Iran broadcasting (IRIB) website said in a program called 'The World Towards illumination,' that the Mahdi will reappear in Mecca and form an army to defeat Islam's enemies in a series of apocalyptic battles, in which the Mahdi will overcome his arch villain in Jerusalem.”
Hindu Spirit Invading the Church: Bewarehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbVYalAE5-8
Abbas reaffirms refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state
"Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday reaffirmed his refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. He also stressed that the Palestinians would not accept any solution that did not include east Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state. “We don’t love death, but we welcome martyrdom if it happens,” Abbas declared. “We will march to Jerusalem in the millions, as free people and heroes.”http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Abbas-reaffirms-refusal-to-recognize-Israel-as-a-Jewish-state-337854
Iran can now build and deliver nukes, US intel reports
“Tehran has capacity to break out to bomb if it wishes, intelligence Chief James
Clapper tells Senate, but would be detected if it tried to do so”.
“Tehran has made technical progress in a number of areas — including uranium
enrichment, nuclear reactors, and ballistic missiles — from which it could draw
if it decided to build missile-deliverable nuclear weapons,” Clapper wrote.
“These technical advancements strengthen our assessment that Iran has the scientific,technical, and industrial capacity to eventually produce nuclear weapons. This makes the central issue its political will to do so.”
170,000 ROCKETS ARE AIMED AT ISRAEL"S CITIES: IDF INTEL HEAD
The Times of Israel
He listed four central challenges. The first, notably listed ahead of Iran’s nuclear program, are rockets, he said. Kochavi asserted that Israel faces 170,000 rockets and missiles, and that, “for the first time in many decades, the enemy has the ability to drop considerable amounts of munitions on the cities of Israel.” In the past the threat was countered by the IAF, he said; today it is Israel’s enemies’ primary weapon and it represents an enormous intelligence challenge to counter.”
Temple Mount Faithful on Temple and Messiah
The Twelfth Imam
Still Don't Believe in Micro chipped Humans?
Iran's Nuclear Program Will Be Stopped: Israel
Mahmoud Abbas' Party Threatens to 'Bomb Tel Aviv'
"The Fatah party of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has posted threats to bomb Tel Aviv on its official Facebook page. The threats came in the form of a video by Fatah's armed wing - the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade - which threatened to turn Tel Aviv "into a ball of fire", as well as escalated rocket fire on Israeli civilians."
Islamic Cleric on CNN: Speaks True
Intent In The Open
ACLU: RFID CHIPS AND SCHOOL CHILDREN
Police Arrest US Street Preacher in Scotland for Calling Homosexuality a Sin
See Where Tens of Thousands of Christians Suffer Daily for Refusing to Worship a 'False God'
“For 12 consecutive years as the worst persecutor of Christians on the globe, North Korea is estimated to have imprisoned between 50,000 and 70,000 Christians for failing to revere their "Dear Leader," the title initiated by
previous dictator Kim Jong-Il and adopted by his successor and son Kim Jong-un,
as a god.”
"The God-like worship of the rulers leaves no room for any other religion. Any
reverence not concentrated on the Kim dynasty will be seen as dangerous and
state-threatening. Not only will the believers themselves be punished if they
are discovered, but likely also their families. Immediate family members, even
if they aren't Christians themselves, will serve a sentence in a re-education
camp. Christians are sent to political labor camps, from which there is no
'Snake Salvation' Pastor Andrew Hamblin Will Not Get Snakes Back Despite Grand Jury's Exoneration
“The pastor, however, pleaded not guilty, and argued that handling snakes is about his religious freedom. "That is my God given right in the United States; if God moves on me to take up a serpent, I can take up a serpent," Hamblin said at the time. "They came right into the house of God and just ripped them [snakes] away. That would be no different if they just came and ripped your Bible out of First Baptist."
Atheist Afghan man granted asylum in UK to protect him from ‘religious’ persecution
An Afghan asylum seeker who become an atheist has been granted leave to remain in Britain
because he would face ‘religious’ persecution for abandoning Islam
Islam’s Latest Contributions to Peace:
Islam's Latest Contributions to Peace "Mohammed is God's apostle. Those
who follow him are harsh to the unbelievers but merciful to one another" (Quran
2014.01.17 (Kabul, Afghanistan) -
Sixteen people at a restaurant die horrifically when a suicide bombing is
followed by an automatic weapons assault.
2014.01.17 (Nazimabad, Pakistan) -
Tehreek-e-Taliban on motorbikes machine-gun three journalists.
2014.01.17 (Arsal, Lebanaon) - Five young children are among seven who bleed to death as rockets are fired from a Hezbollah stronghold into a Sunni neighborhood.
2014.01.16 (Peshawar, Pakistan) - At least eleven people at a worship center are blown to bits by Religion of Peace rivals.
2014.01.16 (Beqaa, Lebanon) - Three people are disintegrated when an al-Nusra suicide bomber detonates in a Shia area.
2014.01.15 (Buhriz, Iraq) - Sixteen mourners at a funeral are obliterated by shrapnel from a Fedayeen suicide bomber.
Killings of Christians by Islamists
Doubled in 2013
January 17, 2014
“In the list of nations with the highest number of killings of Christians, Syria was followed by Nigeria, Pakistan, and Egypt. In its 2014 World Watch List, Somalia comes in at the top of the list— moving from fifth to second place— followed by Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, the Maldives, Pakistan, Islamic Republic of Iran and Yemen.”http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/majid-rafizadeh/killings-of-christians-by-islamists-doubled-in-2013/
Syria: Young Christian Man Beheaded
On the Spot After Islamists Notice Cross Necklace
“Islamist groups have killed and beheaded a young Christian man, seriously wounding another. The incident, which occurred on 8 January, was reported to Fides only now by a priest in the diocese of Homs. The two, Firas Nader (29), and Fadi Matanius Mattah (34), were traveling by car from Homs to the Christian village of Marmarita. A group of five armed jihadists intercepted the vehicle and opened fire on the car.”
Winds of War
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 7:30 am
Last summer, I made it absolutely clear that peace in the
Middle East was a pipedream.
“If our leaders and allies still think they have the power to impose their brand of peace and freedom on the Middle East, they need to check into an insane asylum.”
13,000 TEENS COMPLETE HAMAS TRAINING CAMPS TO
EMULATE SUICIDE MARTYRS
Abbas reaffirms refusal to recognize
Israel as a Jewish state
Palestinian Authority President
Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday reaffirmed his refusal to recognize Israel as a
Jewish state. He also stressed that the Palestinians would not accept any
solution that did not include east Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian
state. “We don’t love death, but we welcome martyrdom if it happens,” Abbas
declared. “We will march to Jerusalem in the millions, as free people and
Satan Seeking Seat in Oklahoma State Capitol
"Satan may be enthroned--literally--in the Oklahoma State Capitol if the winds don't change. A sum of almost $10,000 has been crowd funded toward the purpose of erecting a statue of Satan as the god Baphomet to be placed near a monument of the Ten Commandments on the premises. "The monument has been designed to reflect the view of Satanists in Oklahoma City and beyond." (Lucien Greaves, Satanic Temple spokesman) This Satanic statue features a 7-foot, sly-faced, goat-headed, horned, winged being complete with cloven feet and a beard, seated on a throne displaying a pentagram, flanked by a boy and girl looking up at the him in wondrous adoration. In short, he resembles Pan. But this statue isn't just for looks".
Hamas: 'Israel Has Eight Years Left'
Hamas' Interior Minister claims Palestinian Arabs to 'liberate' Israel by 2022
"Hamad noted in his speech that the Palestinian Arabs, according to Islamic prophecies, will enter the Al Aqsa Mosque "in jubilation and victory like they entered it the first time". He said that Israel has failed in previous wars waged against the Palestinians, while the Palestinians are progressing nationally towards the stage where they are capable of conquering Jerusalem.
After the "liberation" of Al-Aqsa Mosque, said Hamad, the "Hittin" system will prevail. That statement refers to he means by which Saladin conquered the Land of Israel against the Crusaders, in particular during the Battle of Hittin/Hattin; namely, by slaughtering or enslaving the non-Muslim forces arrayed against him.
"We'll destroy the enemy," Hamad assured his audience, noting that achieving that goal would take "eight years." Hamad also claimed that the Palestinians are at the stage of readiness for "jihad and martyrdom in the way of Allah".
No peace without a capital in East Jerusalem, PA president says; Palestinians ‘won’t kneel’ and recognize Israel as Jewish state
By AP January 11, 2014,
"Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a defiant message to Israel’s leadership and US mediators Saturday, telling cheering supporters that the Palestinians “won’t kneel” and won’t drop demands for a capital in East Jerusalem. Abbas adopted tough positions in the wide-ranging speech, saying that “there will be no peace” without a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem and that he would not recognize Israel as a Jewish state."
“I say, listen, listen, the Palestinian people won’t kneel, and we tell the world, listen, listen the Palestinian people won’t kneel,” he said at one point, drawing chants of -Abu Mazen, Abu Mazen. “Without east Jerusalem as a capital of the state of Palestine, there will be no peace between us and Israel,” Abbas said. Abbas also reiterated that he will not recognize Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people. Netanyahu has raised such a demand, and there is growing expectation that it will be included in Kerry’s proposal. We will not recognize it,” Abbas said. “We will not accept and it’s our right not to recognize the Jewish state.”
Iran's Khamenei says nuclear talks show U.S. enmity
Thu Jan 9, 2014
"We had announced previously that on certain issues, if we feel it is expedient, we would negotiate with the Satan (the United States) to deter its evil," Khamenei told a gathering, reported by the official IRNA news agency. The nuclear talks showed the enmity of America against Iran, Iranians, Islam and Muslims."
The myth of an undivided Jerusalem is collapsing under its own weight
"As John Kerry's Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative moves into a decisive stage, two Jerusalem truths are becoming crystal clear. First, either the two-state solution will also take place within Jerusalem, or there will be no two-state solution at all. Second, any attempt to reach a permanent status agreement regarding Jerusalem that ignores the already existing, deeply rooted urban realities of this bi-national and divided city is doomed to failure. Those engaged in the current negotiations can ignore these facts only at great peril. When Netanyahu says he supports the two-state outcome, but opposes anything less than an undivided Jerusalem under sole Israeli sovereignty, he is really saying: "I reject the two-state solution".
The myth of "undivided Jerusalem" is collapsing under the weight of its own fictions. Should the Kerry initiative – the last, best hope for the two-state solution – end in failure, Jerusalem will degenerate into the epicentre of a festering conflict, the arena of recurrent rounds of convulsive violence. But should, against all odds, these talks end in agreement, a new Jerusalem, rooted in its genuine political and urban realities, will emerge: a politically divided, bi-national city, the respective capitals of Israel and Palestine – which is the sine qua non of any permanent status agreement.
Netanyahu And Kerry: Discuss Peace (2 Days Ago) 1/3/14
Palestinians Are Brainwashing Children To Kill Jews :
A nuclear threat far greater than Iran
“There are today more than 17,000 nuclear warheads, an ongoing existential threat to human survival that has largely been ignored since the Cold War ended two decades ago. And, unlike Iran, there are no comparable negotiations under way to deal with these far more dangerous arsenals.”
Support mounts for Jewish prayer at key holy site (Temple Mount)
Dec. 17, 2013 4:51 PM EST
"The matter reached the highest of official levels this month when Israel asked Jordan, which administers Muslim religious affairs at the site, to consider allowing limited Jewish worship there, according to a Jordanian official. The visits have unnerved Muslim authorities, who fear that Israel is quietly trying to upset a fragile status quo and encroach upon the site.
Similar tensions in the past have boiled over into deadly violence. "If this happens, there will be lot of bloodshed," said Azzam Khatib, director general of the Waqf, Jordan's Islamic authority that manages the Jerusalem holy site, about the possibility of organized Jewish prayers there. The site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount, is ground zero in the territorial and religious conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors."
Iranian lawmakers have drafted a bill that would force the government to enrich uranium up to 60% if new sanctions are imposed,
"If the bill is approved, the government will be obliged to complete nuclear infrastructure at Fordo and Natanz (facilities) if sanctions (against Iran) are ratcheted up, new sanctions are imposed, the country's nuclear rights are violated and the Islamic Republic of Iran's peaceful nuclear rights are ignored by members of P5+1," state-run Press TV reported lawmaker Seyyed Mehdi Mousavinejad said. The so-called P5+1 is the United States, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany. The draft bill was signed by 100 legislators, Press TV said.
Christmas a day of terror for Christians in Iraq, say human rights groups
By Cristina Corbin/
Published December 23, 2013/
Iraq, which was once home to more than 1 million Christians, has seen an exodus as persecution has risen, according to Open Doors, a human rights group which monitors treatment of Christians in the Middle East. There are now an estimated 330,000 Christians in Iraq, and the nation ranks No. 4 on Open Doors' 2013 list of nations considered the worst persecutors of Christians. North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan rank as the top three.
"We're deeply concerned that Christianity is being squeezed out to extinction maybe in the next decade or so in the Middle East," Curry said. "Some of these countries, especially Iraq, have environments that are very hostile because of extremists in the region."
Archeology: Verification of The Red Sea Crossing :
LGBT Magazine Selects Pope Francis as Its Person of the Year
(Lesbians and Gays)
"LGBT Catholics had written to previous popes, but Francis is the first to write a reply," wrote Grindley. "Both sides have largely kept the content of their conversation private, except to note with a level of amazement that the pope gave the LGBT group his blessing."
IRAN NEWS: ISRAEL"S FOLLY: ONE TOO MANY:
“Be sure - one day, not too far off, the Zionists will make that fatal mistake and, after that, al-Quds will be liberated,”
U.S. plan gives Jerusalem holy sites to Vatican
Excellent Message From Israel Insider: The End of The Matter : Amir Tsarfati
Was the Bible correct that pork is truly an unclean meat?
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by: Dr. David Jockers
The Hebrew people have avoided pork and pig products as a dietary principle discussed in the Bible. Leviticus clearly states that pigs, because they do not chew their cud, are an unclean meat. Modern science has shown that pigs carry a very high toxic load making them unsafe for human consumption.
"And the pig, though it has a divided hoof, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for you." Leviticus 11:7
The Bible warns the Hebrews about unclean foods and the rationale for the uncleanliness. Pigs are dirty animals that ruthlessly scavenge anything they come into contact with on the farm. Not only are they known to consume food scraps, insects and their own feces, but they will also cannibalistically eat their own dead carcasses. They have been known to kill and eat their young at times as well.
CHEMTRAILS DEVASTATING OUR SKIES (Bizarre)
FBI SPENDS 1 BILLION ON NEW FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM
FBI Biometrics: NEXT GENERATION IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (NGI)
Biometrics : INDIA 1.2 Billion National ID Cards Retina Scans :
Blasphemy Law: Pakistan; Christians Targeted (Great Insight)
Islamic Leaders In the U.S Preaching Hatred Concerning Jews And Christians In Our Universities
Israel's Enemy: Hezbollah: Their Plans To Destroy Israel
Christians : Torture Camps in the Sinai :
Obama Care: Medical Devices, and RFID Chips In The Law
A Serious Controversy: The Temple Mount
Global Genocide Of Christians Underway?
Christians Murdered With Increasing Intensity: Egypt
Iran: Quran has marked Israelis as ‘rabid dogs and pigs’
“all of the world hates you. You are hated, humiliated and despicable and,” the ayatollah added in a putrid insult to make to a Jew, “have been immersed in the flesh of rabid dogs and pigs.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/30/iran-quran-has-marked-israelis-as-rabid-dogs-and-pigs/#ixzz2mAtVzwht
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade:
Masked terrorist: "With these rockets we will liberate our Jerusalem. With these rockets we will crush the Zionist enemy in sensitive areas where it didn't expect us to crush it, Allah willing."
Atheist Billboards To Go Up Before Christmas:
National Geographic: Disaster Planet: Documentary
Netanyahu: Israel Is Not Bound By Iran's Deal
Netanyahu: Agreement With Iran "Historic Mistake":
RFID Chips Coming Out In The Open! This Is Bizarre:
A Man Who Claims Himself Greater Than Jesus :
Another Man Who Claims He Is The Messiah: Australia
The Third Jewish Temple Becoming A Reality
Iran calls Israel 'rabid dog' amid nuclear talks
U.S.: We Will Back Israel If Iran Strikes
IRAN : DEATH TO AMERICA - DEATH TO ISRAEL
Israel and Saudi Arabia Teaming Up to Strike Iran?
Pastor Arrested at Bible Study in His Own Home: (Arizona)
An Enthusiastic Tithe Giver :
"God loves a cheerful giver"(2 Corinthians 9:7)
Some Modern Day Messiahs:
"Let no man deceive you, many will come in my name saying," I am the Christ"(Matthew 24:3) and deceive many...
Ministers Say: Being Gay a Gift of God?
"God gave them over to a debased mind... men with men"(Romans 1:26-28)
New Trend: Atheist Churches!
Bizarre Asteroid With Six Tails Spotted By Hubble
"Men's hearts will fail them for fear, looking at the things coming upon the Earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken"(Luke 21:26)
Microchips Planted in School Children 11/5/13
Dueling Tongues ?
"If there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the church"(1 Corinthians 14:28)
Drunk In the Spirit?
"Yahweh is not the Author of confusion"(1 Corinthians 14:33)
NETANYAHU"S U.N. SPEECH : IRAN
Israel Issues Warning To Iran Over Nuclear Bomb Report
Daniel 8: Watch! Iran could Be A Month Away From The Bomb!!!
Tony Blair: Spokesman For The Quartet - A Common Word
"If we reflect sensibly on the state of our respective faiths in the world today, we see we face common challenges. We are people of faith. We see how faith shapes our lives and the lives of others. We watch, in sadness, as it is abused to do wrong. We passionately want it used to do good. We believe in the power of faith to change lives for the better.