MIDDLE EAST & ASIA
- SUPERNATURAL BIBLE CHANGES LINE UP WITH UN RESOLUTION??
- NEW Palestinian Covenant & UN Resolution 2334 (December
EXTOL YESHUA ALWAYS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_iCVuYNnTM&t=919s
- SUPERNATURAL BIBLE CHANGES: TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL, WE NOW
HAVE A TRIBE OF JOSEPH? (December 2016) EXTOL YESHUA ALWAYS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USQ1Cc7bExw
- MUSLIMS PRAYING IN ISRAELI AIRPORT SYNAGOGUE KICK UP RELIGIOUS
- [VIDEO] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAge13sux-o
- By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz - October 25, 2016 - A recent incident
at Tel Avivs Ben Gurion Airport nearly turned the terminal
into a flashpoint of international conflict. On Sunday, five
Muslims, travelers from Turkey on looking for a place to pray,
entered the terminals synagogue and prostrated themselves
towards Mecca, spreading out fringed prayer shawls to kneel upon
in place of the traditional prayer rugs. While some reacted with
anger at the incident, perceiving it as desecration of Jewish
prayer spaces and ritual objects, others saw it as a positive
sign of coexistence. The incident occurred when a Turkish Muslim
family found themselves in Israels airport during the ascribed
time for one of their five daily prayers.The airport does not
have a mosque, so the family entered the terminals synagogue
in order to pray.
- Since it was just before the holiday of Simchat Torah, a
day on which religious Jews do not travel, the small synagogue
was empty. Designed for Jews, the site did not fit their needs
precisely, but the family adapted it to their needs. The Ark
which contained the Torah scrolls faced south-west towards Jerusalem,
which is slightly north of Mecca. Muslim prayer rugs were unavailable,
so they made do by spreading out fringed Jewish prayer shawls,
called tallits, available at the synagogue. They knelt on the
tallits and began to pray.
- Muslims Pray in Synagogue http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/77514/muslims-praying-israeli-airport-synagogue-kick-religious-controversy/
- TRUMP CALL FOR VETO AT THE UNITED NATIONS TWO STATE ISRAEL
- END TIMES PROPHECY NEWS - http://redstatewatcher.com/article.asp?id=54897
- TRUMP CALLS ON OBAMA TO VETO U.N. RESOLUTION ON ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS
The move risks sending mixed signals on U.S. foreign policy.
By Nahal Toosi - December 22, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump
is calling on President Barack Obama's administration to veto
a United Nations resolution that denounces Israeli settlements,
backing the Israeli government and weighing in on a highly sensitive
topic weeks before he takes office. The resolution, a draft of
which is being floated by Egypt, demands that Israel stop building
settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians for a future
state. According to reports, the draft text also says such settlement
construction violates international law and is "dangerously
imperiling the viability of a two-state solution."
In what appeared to be a full-court press on the topic, Trump
used email, Twitter and Facebook to demand that the resolution
be vetoed. Trumps decision to make his stance known was
striking in that, in theory, such matters are supposed to be
left to the president still in charge to avoid sending mixed
signals on U.S. foreign policy, although Trumps transition
team said the White House was given a heads-up.
"As the United States has long maintained, peace between
the Israelis and the Palestinians will only come through direct
negotiations between the parties, and not through the imposition
of terms by the United Nations, Trump said in his emailed
statement. This puts Israel in a very poor negotiating
position and is extremely unfair to all Israelis." Israeli
ambassador urges move of U.S. embassy Jake Sherman http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/un-israeli-settlements-trump-232913
- THIS MORNING AT 8AM lN THE GOLAN HEIGHTS.
- December 2.2016 A weather phenomenon occurred at 8am Thursday
on the other side of the Syrian border, in the same place where
ISIS attacked Israel.
- This strange storm of what appears to be dust, cloud and
rain did NOT cross the border fence into Israel. It sat like
a barrier between ISIS and Israel. ... Facebook
- BIBLE IN HEBREW AND ENGLISH
- A HEBREW - ENGLISH BIBLE ACCORDING TO THE MASORETIC TEXT
- and the JPS 1917 Edition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e8PRSH7Iz4
US UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA ATTEMPTS TO DESTROY ISRAEL THIS WEEK
OBAMA BETRAYS ISRAEL AT THE UNITED NATIONS - IS AMERICA'S REPRIEVE
By Michael - December 23, 2016 - Barack Obama actually did it.
Despite enormous pressure from the government of Israel, President-elect
Donald Trump and members of his own party in Congress, Barack
Obama decided to stick a knife in Israels back at the United
Nations. On Friday, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution
that calls for a two-State solution based on the 1967 lines
and that shockingly states that the establishment by Israel
of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967,
including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity. This resolution
was approved by a vote of 14 to 0, and the U.S. abstained from
voting. But essentially the outcome of the vote was going to
be determined by Barack Obama. For decades, the U.S. veto power
on the UN Security Council has shielded Israel from these types
of resolutions, but this time around Obama decided to betray
Israel by allowing this vote to pass. Needless to say, this vote
is going to have enormous implications for Israel, for the United
States, and for the entire globe.
Just five days ago, I published one of the most important articles
that I have ever written. It was entitled The Real Reason
Why America Has Been Given A Reprieve, and in that article
I explained why the U.S. has experienced a season of blessing
since blocking a potential UN Security Council resolution that
France wanted to introduce that would have formally divided the
land of Israel in September 2015. If you have not read that article
yet, please go back and read it, because it will be of great
aid in understanding why this new UN Security Council resolution
is so incredibly important.
- As I stated in that previous article, it is my contention
that the reason why things have gone so well for the United States
over the past 16 months is because Barack Obama made the right
decision in September 2015 and chose to protect the land of Israel
from being divided.
- But now that Barack Obama has reversed course and has greatly
betrayed Israel, is Americas reprieve now over?
- For months, I have been warning that Barack Obama may do
something like this at the UN during the waning days of his presidency.
You can see some examples of my previous warnings here, here
and here. And I have also been warning about the severe consequences
that the United States would face if our government did ultimately
decide to betray Israel.
- This UN Security Council resolution that was passed on Friday
was originally going to be put up for a vote on Thursday. But
after enormous pressure from the government of Israel and from
President-elect Donald Trump, Egypt decided to withdraw the resolution
that they had proposed at the last moment.
- When that happened, it looked like everything was going to
- However, temporary members of the UN Security Council New
Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal immediately objected
to Egypts move, and they indicated that they would submit
the resolution for a vote if Egypt would not.
- THE UN VOTES TO EXPEL 400,000 JEWS. NOW WHAT?
- By Gidon Ben-zvi - The UN Security Council vote, made possible
by the Obama Administrations historic decision to abstain,
has effectively nullified the Oslo Accords, which were premised
on direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. By
short-circuiting direct talks on the most complicated of the
final status issues the fate of 400,000 Israelis
residing over the Green Line the UNs condemnation
of settlements is simultaneously a vote of support for the Palestinian
narrative. As such, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas
has been given the green light to pursue his policy of making
the West Bank Judenrein.
December 28, 2016 - How Many Jewish Children Are Too Many for
the New York Times, Obama? How should the Israeli government
proceed? On the Right, Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennet used
the news to push for de facto annexation of large parts of the
West Bank. On the Left, opposition leader Isaac Herzog called
on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign, while Tzipi Livni
said that the anti-settlement resolution was a direct result
of the Rights proposed Regulation Bill, which aims to legalize
thousands of Jewish homes in the West Bank.
For his part, Netanyahu responded quickly and vigorously to the
vote, ordering a halt in funding to five UN institutions that
are especially hostile toward Israel. In addition, Bibi vowed
to have UN Security Council Resolution 2334 revoked in the same
way that the 1975 resolution equating Zionism with racism was
ultimately rescinded. https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/12/27/the-un-votes-to-expel-400000-jews-now-what/
- 10 PREVIOUS TIMES AMERICA FACED MAJOR DISASTER AFTER ATTEMPTING
TO DIVIDE ISRAEL
- Because Barack Obama has cursed Israel at the United Nations,
America is now under a curse. Friday's stunning betrayal of Israel
at the UN Security Council is making headlines all over the planet,
but the truth is that what Obama has just done is far more serious
than most people would dare to imagine. Over the past several
decades, whenever the U.S. government has taken a major step
toward the division of the land of Israel it has resulted in
a major disaster hitting the United States. This keeps happening
over and over again, and yet our leaders never seem to learn.
And despite the fact that President-elect Donald Trump, Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and prominent members of both
parties in Congress strongly urged Obama to veto Security Council
resolution 2334, he went ahead and let it pass anyway.
Because the United States has veto power on the UN Security Council,
nothing can get passed without our support. And it has been the
policy of the U.S. government for decades to veto all anti-Israel
resolutions that come before the Security Council. [...]
#1 The last time the U.S. government refused to veto an anti-Israel
resolution at the UN Security Council was in 1979. On March 22nd,
1979 the Carter administration chose not to veto UN Resolution
Four days after that on March 26th, the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty
was signed in Washington. As a result of that treaty, Israel
gave up a tremendous amount of territory. Two days later, on
March 28th, the worst nuclear power plant disaster in U.S. history
made headlines all over the globe. The following comes from Wikipedia...
The Three Mile Island accident was a partial nuclear meltdown
that occurred on March 28, 1979, in reactor number 2 of Three
Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station (TMI-2) in Dauphin County,
Pennsylvania, United States. It was the most significant accident
in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history. The incident
was rated a five on the seven-point International Nuclear Event
Scale: Accident With Wider Consequences.
#2 On October 30th, 1991 President George H. W. Bush opened the
Madrid Peace Conference which brought Israelis and Palestinians
together to negotiate for the very first time. In his opening
speech, Bush told Israel that "territorial compromise is
essential for peace". At the exact same time, "the
Perfect Storm" was brewing in the north Atlantic. This legendary
storm traveled 1000 miles the wrong direction and sent 35 foot
waves slamming directly into President Bush's home in Kennebunkport,
Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=906#kVEsQJy7Vh8gfplq.99
- NETANYAHU SPOKESMAN: WE HAVE 'IRONCLAD' INFO. THAT OBAMA
'HELPED CRAFT' ANTI-ISRAEL RESOLUTION
- Chris Enloe - December 25, 2016 A spokesman for Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Netanyahus
government has ironclad information tying President
Barack Obama directly to the anti-Israel resolution passed last
week by the United Nations Security Council. David Keyes, Netanyahus
spokesman, said on CNN Sunday that top Israeli officials have
evidence that Obama not only pushed the deal to pass, but he
helped craft it. Well, we have ironclad information,
frankly, that the Obama administration really helped push this
resolution and helped craft it, from sources internationally
and from sources in the Arab world, and its really an unfortunate
legacy, kind of last minute jab at Israel that actually distances
peace, Keyes said.
- We have full confidence that the information is accurate,
he added of the accuracy of the information. This resolution
is shameful and actually pushes peace farther away. Keyes
doubled down on his comments during a second interview with Fox
News, where he explained that an abandonment of Israel
by the Obama administration is currently playing out for the
world to see. I think what were seeing is an abandonment
of Israel, and an abandonment of a long-standing American policy,
However, the White House denies that Obama had any hand in the
drafting of the resolution. Still, Netanyahu has vowed that Israel
will not abide by the resolution and has already started planning
with his government how they will respond. They have already
summoned many of their ambassadors - mainly from countries that
voted for the resolution - including their U.S. ambassador.
- And while the Obama administration has not been the biggest
friend of Israel, President-elect Donald Trump has already pledged
that under his leadership, things will change. Sens. Ted Cruz
(Texas) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) have also said in the days
following the passing of the resolution that all U.S. funds to
the U.N. should be cut until the international body revokes the
- OBAMA'S SELF-DEFEATING SETTLEMENT POLICY
- December 26, 2016 - By Yoram Ettinger - President Barack
Obamas collaboration with UN Security Council Resolution
(UNSCR) 2334, which condemns Israels settlements policy,
has defied history and reality, injuring the peace process and
US national security.
- While President Obama greets the Jewish people upon Hanukkah,
which commemorates the victory of the Maccabees in a series of
heroic battles in the crux of the land of Israel, the mountain
ridges of Judea and Southern Samaria Beth El, Beth Horon,
Hadashah, Beth Zur, Maaleh Levona, Adorayim, Elazar,
Beit Zachariya and Baal Hatzor he contends that
these are occupied lands. When Shimon the Maccabee
(who succeeded Judah and Jonathan) was confronted with such a
contention, he responded: We have not occupied a foreign
land; we have not ruled a foreign land; we have liberated the
land of our forefathers from foreign occupation.
- 1. It provides a tailwind to the UN demand to halt Israeli
construction in Judea and Samaria, while encouraging the thirty-time-larger
Arab construction there; an attempt to prejudge and force
not negotiate a solution.
- 2. It dis-incentivizes Arabs to negotiate, since they expect
further global pressure on Israel. Thus it undermines direct
negotiation, which is the most effective way to advance peace,
as documented by the Israel-Egypt and Israel-Jordan peace accords.
On the other hand, the litany of US and international peace initiatives
failed due to attempts to force a solution and bypass direct
- 3. Just like previous US and international initiatives, this
too radicalizes the Arabs, forcing them to outflank the US and
the globe from the maximalist side, escalating their expectations
and demands thus, further reducing prospects of resolving
the highly complicated peace process.
- President Barack Obamas collaboration with UN Security
Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2334, which condemns Israels
settlements policy, has defied history and... https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/12/26/obamas-self-defeating-settlements-policy/
- NETANYAHU IN WAKE OF US RESOLUTION: I WON'T LET US
BE SPIT ON'
- December 26, 2016 - By JNS.org - JNS.org Following
Fridays United Nations Security Council vote against Israeli
settlements, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toughened the
Israeli response against countries that supported Resolution
2334. In closed-door meetings Sunday, Netanyahu said, Israel
is strong, and I wont let us be spit on. We will respond
- As part of Israels response to the Security Councils
decision, Netanyahu intends to work with President-elect Donald
Trump and senior officials in his incoming administration to
exact an economic and diplomatic price from the countries that
voted in favor of the resolution.
- In further retaliation against the Security Council resolution,
which states that the Western Wall is occupied territory,
the prime minister lit the second Hanukkah candle at the Western
Wall plaza Sunday evening.
- I didnt plan on being here this evening,
Netanyahu said, but in light of the UN decision, I thought
there was no better place to light the Hanukkah candle than right
here, the Western Wall. According to the UN decision, the Maccabees
did not liberate Jerusalem; they conquered Palestinian territory.
According to the UN decision, their villages, from the area of
Modiin and its surroundings, were occupied Palestinian
territory. Of course, the Palestinians came much later, and I
ask those countries who wish us a Happy Hanukkah,
how could they vote for a UN resolution that says the place we
now stand and celebrate Hanukkah is occupied territory?
- PM NETANYAHU'S LATEST ACTION HAVE PROPHETIC IMPLICATIONS
- UN VOTE ACTUALLY 'A VICTORY FOR ISRAEL,' PAVES WAY FOR THE
EMBASSY, EX-LABOR MK SAYS
- Einat Wilf says Resolution 2334 clarifies the absolute
legality of pre-1967 Israel, including west Jerusalem,
can provide basis for Trump to relocate embassy
By Raphael Ahren - December 26, 2016 - While Israeli politicians
from across the political spectrum condemned the anti-settlements
resolution passed Friday at the United Nations Security Council,
a former Labor Party MK on Sunday called it a victory for
- In a counterintuitive interpretation of the resolution, Einat
Wilf, who served as Knesset member between 2010 and 2013, argued
that the controversial text actually enshrines in international
law Israels right to West Jerusalem and thus makes it easier
for the US to move its embassy there. UN Security Council
Resolution 2334 is an important, if unintended, victory for Israel
and Zionism. In it the UN Security Council provides the most
resounding international and legal support yet for Israel within
the 1949 ceasefire lines, including west Jerusalem, she
said in a statement Sunday.
- Wilf, a native Jerusalemite, pointed to two sections of the
resolution that she said were key to legitimizing Israels
claims to West Jerusalem. For one, the text determines that Israeli
settlement in territory captured in 1967, including East Jerusalem,
has no legal validity. The resolution further calls
on all states to distinguish, in their relevant dealings,
between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories
occupied since 1967.
- TRUMP SELECTS PRO-SETTLEMENT AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL
- By Gary - December 16, 2016 - In a very positive sign for
Zionism, President-Elect Donald Trump has selected conservative
Jew David Friedman as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel. Friedman
openly supports continued settlement construction in the West
Bank and moving the U.S. embassy to Israel's "eternal capital"
- Jerusalem. The selection is a very strong sign that Trump plans
to move ahead with moving the embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv
once the current six-month waiver ends. The prophetic implications
of this are immense. Some telling quotes from the BBC article:
- The 57-year-old lawyer is strongly critical of the
long-held US goal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict. He also supports Jewish settlement building in the
occupied West Bank, which the Obama administration considers
an "obstacle to peace".
- A liberal Jewish group opposed his nomination. Conservatives
- Mr Friedman said he looked forward to working "from
the US Embassy in Israel's eternal capital, Jerusalem",
a statement that will anger Palestinians... Mr Friedman advised
Mr Trump on US-Israel issues during the election campaign.
- He has made clear his support for Jewish settlements in the
West Bank, which he refers to using the biblical names of Judea
and Samaria, and East Jerusalem. http://www.unsealed.org/2016/12/trump-selects-pro-settlement-ambassador.html
- TRUMP'S PICK FOR AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL: 'END THE 2-STATE NARRATIVE'
- December 16, 2016 - Mark Katkov - President-elect Donald
Trump announced Thursday he will nominate bankruptcy attorney
David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel. Friedman, who has
no prior diplomatic experience, is an outspoken supporter of
Jewish settlement on the Israeli-occupied West Bank and has questioned
the need for a Palestinian state. According to the Israeli newspaper
Ha'aretz, Friedman is an Orthodox Jew who maintains a part-time
residence in Israel. He is a regular columnist for the Israeli
news website Arutz Sheva, which is identified with the settler
In his columns, Friedman has called the two-state solution an
"illusion," and compared liberal American Jews to "kapos,"
Jews who aided Nazis during the Holocaust. In a statement from
the Trump transition office announcing his nomination, Friedman
indicated he is prepared to upend decades of U.S. policy regarding
the location of the U.S. embassy, which is now in Tel Aviv: "I
intend to work tirelessly to strengthen the unbreakable bond
between our two countries and advance the cause of peace within
the region, and look forward to doing this from the U.S. embassy
in Israel's eternal capital, Jerusalem."
The U.S. position has long been that the legal status of Jerusalem
is yet to be determined. A law passed by Congress in 1995 requires
the U.S. to move its embassy to Jerusalem but allows presidents
to waive that requirement, which all have done. During his campaign,
Trump pledged to move the embassy. Friedman's nomination was
greeted by a storm of commentary pro and con.
Arutz Sheva quoted settler leader Yossi Dagan: "David Friedman
is a friend and a true partner of Israel and the settlements."
Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America,
told Ha'aretz: "[Friedman] has the potential to be the greatest
U.S. Ambassador to Israel ever. No previous ambassador appreciates
the political, historic, legal and religious rights of the Jews
to Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem like David. Yet he respects and
understands the beliefs and hopes and dreams of the political
left in Israel and America."
The New Israel Fund, which supports progressive social programs
in Israel, had this reaction:
- MOVING US EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM: 'WORLD WAR III' OR A SIMPLE
- December 26, 2016 - By Alex Traiman /JNS.org - The incoming
Donald Trump administrations stated intention to move Americas
embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been met with
a Palestinian reaction, as one commentator described it, that
make[s] it seem like World War III will erupt if the embassy
is moved, but experts say that response is largely unwarranted.
- Much of Palestinian opposition to moving the embassy
is the myth that this is a monumental policy change, Ben
David, director of communications for the Jerusalem Center for
Public Affairs think tank, told JNS.org. The myth is that
moving the embassy will cut off any possibility for American
representation to the Palestinians.
- Ben David explained that moving the embassy would simply
be a reality check. Typically, a countrys foreign
embassies are located in capital cities, but, despite the fact
that the modern state of Israel established Jerusalem as its
capital in 1948, many nations including the US
established their embassies in Tel Aviv as part of a refusal
to recognize Israels annexation of eastern sections of
Jerusalem and the unification of the city following the Jewish
states victory in the 1967 Six-Day War.
- DO THE PALESTINIANS REALLY WANT A STATE?
- December 26, 2016 - By David Harris - In all the focus on
the December 23rd vote at the UN Security Council where
14 nations supported a resolution critical of Israel, and the
US broke with longstanding policy and abstained instead of vetoing
the measure the question of underlying Palestinian motives
has not been addressed.
- It should be. In fact, its the key to the whole exercise.
- First, the Palestinians have rejected one offer after another
for a peaceful settlement in the past nearly 70 years. Second,
and more tragically, their misguided actions now make any chance
of an accord even less likely.
Fridays UN Security Council resolution is a case in point.
- If the goal was to increase the chance of Palestinian statehood
alongside Israel (and not in its place), the effort was an abysmal
failure, despite the lopsided vote. Those diplomats who rushed
to applaud the outcome and Ill set aside that thuggish
countries like Venezuela that dont bring a shred of good
will to the table should think twice about what they actually
- If they wanted to excoriate Israel, a longstanding vocation
of too many UN member states, then they can thump their chests.
But for those truly committed to advancing prospects for peace,
they took a big step backwards, once again falling into the Palestinian
- Three things should be abundantly evident by now.
- First, while Israeli settlement-building is unquestionably
a highly contentious matter, the core issue in the conflict has
always been the refusal by the Palestinians and their supporters
to recognize Israels legitimacy and to negotiate in good
faith towards a lasting peace deal. That was true in 1947-8,
when a two-state solution was proposed by the UN; in 1967; in
2000-1; in 2008; during the 10-month (2009-10) settlement freeze
that Israel adopted under Prime Minister Netanyahu in response
to an American request; and in 2013-14, the most recent attempt
at direct, bilateral talks facilitated by the US. https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/12/26/do-the-palestinians-really-want-a-state/
- UN APPEALS FOR $547 MILLION IN AID FOR PALESTINIANS
- [Ednote: I have watched this for 24 years. When the PA gets
close to a peace agreement, they renege knowing they will get
a juicy payoff to make them behave. We all know by this time
that they would be crazy to change. The money the PA receives
is the very reason they keep milking it. Arafat became a billionaire.
When he was poisoned his wife ended up with his billions and
bought into gambling houses in France. enofnote]
- By i24news - December 19, 2016 - SAID KHATIB (AFP) - The
'Shaath House' in Khan Yunis was largely destroyed by an Israeli
attack in the 2014 Gaza war but Marjan Teeuwen specialises in
turning unwanted places into works of art - Tiny but densely
populated coastal enclave could become uninhabitable by 2020
if current trends continue. The United Nations launched an appeal
Monday for $547 million (524 million euros) to help 1.6 million
people in the Palestinian territories in 2017.
- The response covers 1.1 million residents of the Gaza Strip,
which has been under an Israeli blockade for the past decade,
and half a million people in the occupied West Bank. The most
recent conflict between Israel and Gaza ended in August 2014
but Israel has maintained tight restrictions on the enclave,
while Egypt has also closed its border. The United Nations has
warned that tiny but densely populated coastal enclave could
become uninhabitable by 2020 if current trends continue. "Needs
in Gaza remain particularly acute and humanitarian services provided
by the international community remain a lifeline," said
Robert Piper, UN humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian
territories, in a letter accompanying the launch. The appeal
was down from $571 million the year before, of which about 47
percent, or $267 million, was met.
- Politically there has been few positive trends in 2016, with
plans for a unity government stumbling amid deepening divisions
between rival Palestinian factions. Attempts to encourage new
peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian leadership,
stalled since 2014, have also failed. http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/diplomacy-defense/133043-161219-un-appeals-for-547-million-in-aid-for-palestinians
- NETANYAHU BETRAYED BY HIS OWN
December 28, 2016 - Israel's Attorney General announces a criminal
investigation launched against Prime Minister Netanyahu, what
seems to be possibly prophesied in Daniel 11. While the UN will
force a division and even bring their military to make it happen,
but will weaken Israel and is destroying her leader in the process,
Daniel seemed to see all this.
- CIRCLE JANUARY 15, 2017: 70 NATIONS WILL GATHER IN PARIS
TO DISCUSS THE CREATION OF A PALESTINIAN STATE
- By Michael Snyder - December 28, 2016 - On Jan. 15, representatives
from 70 different countries will gather in Paris, France, for
an unprecedented global conference. The stated goal of this conference
is to promote a "two-state solution" as the way that
lasting peace will be brought to the Middle East. In Israel,
there is a tremendous amount of concern that whatever is agreed
upon at this conference will immediately be used as the basis
for a U.N. Security Council resolution that would permanently
divide the land of Israel and create a Palestinian state.
- But things would have to move very rapidly in order for that
to happen, because Barack Obama's time in the White House comes
to an end Jan. 20, and Donald Trump has already made it exceedingly
clear that he would never support such a resolution.
- The UN Security Council resolution that was passed on Friday
was one of the most significant events that we have witnessed
in decades. Resolution 2334 made all Israeli settlements in the
West Bank and in East Jerusalem illegal, it set the 1967 ceasefire
lines as the border between the Israelis and the Palestinians,
and it granted every single inch of East Jerusalem to the Palestinians.
But it stopped short of giving official U.N. Security Council
recognition to a Palestinian state, and that is why this conference
on Jan. 15 is so important.
- On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will lay
out a plan which many believe will serve as the blueprint for
the upcoming conference in Paris. This is something that I discussed
yesterday. Apparently Kerry has been working on this for quite
some time, and according to the Times of Israel, Jewish officials
are fearful that he may propose something drastic.
- FRANCE: ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE SUMMIT SET FOR JANUARY
- Neither Israel nor the Palestinians will be at
meeting, but Paris will brief Netanyahu, Abbas afterwards;
70 countries to attend
- By Times of Israel staff and AFP - December 22, 2016 - PARIS,
France Representatives from approximately 70 countries
will gather in France on January 15 for a conference to throw
the international communitys weight behind a two-state
solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, French officials
- Neither Israel nor the Palestinians will be present at the
meeting, but France intends to invite Palestinian Authority
President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
to Paris some time afterward to brief them on the outcome
of the talks, the foreign ministry said. French Foreign Minister
Jean-Marc Ayrault, currently visiting the Lebanese capital Beirut,
said he hoped the meeting would relaunch the peace
process and re-affirm the necessity of having two
- Netanyahu rejected a French proposal earlier this
month to meet Abbas in Paris. We would like to invite him
anyway, a French official said.
The French have been pushing an initiative aimed at revitalizing
the moribund peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.
While the Palestinians have welcomed the initiative, Israel has
remained critical of the plan, arguing that only bilateral negotiations
can prove successful.
- Since a peace summit in June in Paris officially kicked off
the French initiative, three groups have been tasked with examining
avenues to propel the peace process forward, according
to a report in French newspaper Le Monde earlier this month.
- "PROPHECY ALERT" 70 NATIONS TO MEET TO PART THE
LAND OF ISRAEL"
U.N. WATCHDOG EXPOSES SECRET CONCESSIONS IN OBAMA'S IRAN DEAL
- Sarah Lee - December 25, 2016 - President Barack Obama, in
addition to allegedly financially empowering Iran and setting
them up for future development of nuclear weapons, also apparently
stood behind what the Weekly Standard calls secret exemptions
contained in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more commonly
known as the Iran Deal.
- The deal, agreed to in July 2015 between the P5+1 and Tehran,
essentially mandates that Iran cut uranium enrichment activities
in exchange for sanctions relief. Now however, it appears there
were secret concessions made that allowed Iran the ability to
keep low-enriched uranium in various forms beyond whats
allowed under the nuclear deal. The Weekly Standard reports:
- The International Atomic Energy Agency on Friday posted documents
revealing that Iran had been given exemptions in January that
permit the country to stockpile uranium in excess of the 300
kilogram limit set by the nuclear deal, experts said. The agreements
had been kept secret for almost a year, but recent reports indicated
that the Trump administration intended to make them public.
- The United Nations nuclear watchdog and the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently made the documents public
and revealed that Iran had been given exemptions as late as January
that permit the country to stockpile uranium in excess
of the 300 kilogram limit set by the nuclear deal.
- The concession applies specifically to low-enriched uranium
deemed unrecoverable for use in a nuclear weapon.
While Iran has promised not to build a facility to try to recover
the uranium, the language regarding the LEUs is not included
in the original Iran deal, and the administration has little
explanation as to why: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/25/u-n-watchdog-exposes-secret-concessions-in-obamas-iran-deal/
- SETTING THE TRAP: 'FAKE NEWS' SPARKS NUCLEAR WAR THREATS
- The Pakistani defense minister threatened Israel with nuclear
war on Twitter, apparently responding to information from a site
known for peddling out-of-this-world conspiracy theories. Pakistani
Minister of Defense Khawaja Muhammad Asif tweeted a thinly-veiled
threat towards Israel on Friday, reminding it that
Pakistan is a nuclear power that will strike back if attacked.
SORROW ACCORDING TO GOD
- Third Temple on the Way as Priests Prepare Ritual Shabbat
- By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz - December 21, 2016 - Last Saturday,
a Shabbat reenactment of a Temple ritual took place in the holy
city of Hebron, giving participants a taste of the Temple service
as it was in Biblical times while taking a practical step towards
preparing for the Third Temple. More than 80 participants were
greeted in Hebron Friday afternoon by the lighting of the Temple
Menorah, lit by Shimshon Album and Rabbi Yaakov Hayman, the newly-elected
chairman of the Temple Movement. Facing the Menorah was the special
rack holding the 12 lechem panim (show breads). The lechem panim
is unleavened bread, similar to the matzah eaten on Passover,
and the 12 loaves are required by Biblical commandment to be
on display inside the Temple sanctuary at all times. Cups of
frankincense mixed with salt were placed on the bread.
- And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof:
two tenth deals shall be in one cake. Leviticus 24:5
- In the times of the Temple, Kohanim (men of the Jewish priestly
caste) were separated into family groups that came to Jerusalem
to serve in the Temple one week out of every year. The incoming
group of priests would arrive on Friday to begin their service
on the Sabbath. On Saturday afternoon, the outgoing priests would
remove the showbread that had been on display for a week, replacing
it with newly-baked bread.
- IS THE JEWISH COMMUNITY READY FOR A VERY MERRY INTERFAITH
- Over 60% of US Jews who married since 2000 have non-Jewish
spouses. Will todays youth be raised inside, outside, or
maybe with one foot in the American Jewish community?
- By Amanda Borschel-Dan - December 22, 2016 - A five-year-old,
Ella Goldberg suspected Santa wasnt real. After all, he
never came to her house, just to her grandmothers. Finally,
her mother confirmed her suspicions, but made her swear not to
tell her friends at school. She said she couldnt
lie to me because it wasnt part of your tradition,'
Goldberg said this week. Goldberg, whose mother is Catholic and
father is Jewish, converted to Judaism as a baby and grew up
in the faith.
- From a young age, it was always very clear to us that
Christmas was moms holiday. We knew that Hanukkah
was our tradition and we were proud of it, she said. My
younger sister Lauren brought in a Hanukkiah [candelabra] for
show-and-tell in first grade and proudly proclaimed
that you all have one day of presents and we have eight!'
- Its relatively easy for interfaith families to celebrate
both Christmas and Hanukkah when the holidays are distinctive
dates. In a true December dilemma, this year the two coincide.
(According to a nifty Vox article replete with charts and graphs,
the convergence of the first day of Hanukkah with Christmas Eve
or Day has occurred on seven other occasions since 1900.)
- As jokes fly about Chrismukka or Hanukmas, in Jewish circles
the volume on the constant communal intermarriage conversation
has moved to full blast.
- There is objective cause for concern among those working
towards Jewish continuity: Over 60 percent of Jews who married
since 2000 have non-Jewish spouses. A young Ella Goldberg celebrating
her 'mom's holiday,' Christmas.
Add to this mix another even more pervasive push
factor: the rise of the religious nones. According
to the 2013 Pew Survey, A Portrait of American Jews,
22% of adult US Jews consider themselves Jews of no religion.
- In an increasingly secular United States, this religious
disaffiliation is hardly unique to Jews. Nearly eight-in-ten
Millennials with low levels of religious commitment describe
themselves as atheists, agnostics or nothing in particular,'
according to a 2016 Pew report, The factors driving the
growth of religious nones in the US
- PROPHECY UPDATE: LIVE FROM QUMRAN
- December 20, 2016 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4WXqGK7SpE
A WATCHMAN REPORT: WHY THE TEMPLE NEEDS TO BE REBUILT
THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS BUILDING THE THIRD TEMPLE: A SYNAGOGUE
ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT
- By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz - "Even them will I bring
to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer;
their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be acceptable
upon Mine altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer
for all peoples." Isaiah 56:7 (The Israel Bible)
Yaakov Hayman, the head of Yishai, an NGO dedicated to reinstating
Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, is preparing to submit a survey
map to the Israeli government to build four synagogues, one in
each corner of the Temple Mount compound, a critical turning
point steering Israel in the right direction towards prayer at
Judaism's holiest site.
Legally, the government is required to permit Jews to pray at
the site. In a 2015 case brought by Rabbi Yehuda Glick, now a
member of the Likud party, the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ruled
that in accordance with Israel's basic law that ensures freedom
of worship for all religions, Jews must be permitted to pray
on the Temple Mount.
In practice, Jews who ascend to the Temple Mount are antagonized
by Islamic Waqf guards who closely monitor their every move.
Any action that appears worshipful results in immediate expulsion.
At present, Christians too are forbidden from praying on the
Temple Mount. True to the Bible's vision of a House of Prayer
for all Nations, Hayman believes "Anyone who doesn't object
to anyone else being on the Temple Mount should be allowed up
there to pray", he told Breaking Israel News.
Hayman believes he has the solution. According to Jewish tradition,
the Temple was destroyed due to hatred between Jews. Jewish prayer
on the Temple Mount is being prevented by hatred; the political
agenda determined by Muslim violence. Hayman believes the answer
is an outpouring of love for the Temple Mount that brings people
together in prayer.
"A synagogue is the first step towards building the Third
Temple", Hayman explained. Quoting the book of Kings, he
noted that the Temple was inaugurated not just as a place for
sacrifices but mainly as a house of prayer.
And hearken Thou to the supplication of Thy servant, and of Thy
people Yisrael, when they shall pray toward this place; yea,
hear Thou in heaven Thy dwelling-place; and when Thou hearest,
forgive. I Kings 8:30
Hayman cited the Mishna (oral law), which stated explicitly that
there was a synagogue standing alongside the Temple. Hayman's
plan is to build four synagogues angled in to face the Holy of
Holies. "The wall facing the Temple will be glass, so the
people who can see the Temple while they are praying," he
"We need to get more Jews to go up to the Temple Mount,"
Hayman urged. Unfortunately, Jewish visitation is severely limited.
Over the past 12 months, only 14,000 Jews were permitted to visit
the Temple Mount. "Last year, over 7 million Jews visited
the Kotel (Western Wall), just a few yards away. When we have
thousands of Jews going up every day, Jewish prayer on the Temple
Mount will just naturally begin to happen."
Surprisingly, Hayman is not a rabbi. More appropriate to his
function, Hayman's profession is developing and managing building
projects. He approaches the holy endeavor like any other building
project but construction on the Temple Mount poses a unique challenge.
"The first stage in any building project is surveying the
land and getting the map accepted by the government as accurate
and valid," Hayman explained to Breaking Israel News. "This
is usually simple, almost automatic. We surveyed the Temple Mount
and submitted the map three years ago. It was the first time
the Temple Mount had been measured since 1967."
Upon conducting the research necessary to determine whether construction
on the Temple Mount would be legal, "We discovered that
the Temple Mount is not registered to anyone," Hayman divulged
to Breaking Israel News.
"Nonetheless, the survey was rejected by order of the Prime
Minister's office. They didn't want to deal with it."
Despite initial rejections, Hayman is preparing to submit the
survey once again.
"My hope is that due to current events and slightly different
leadership in the upper levels of government that it may get
through this time," Hyman said. He explained that the UNESCO
vote that granted a religious monopoly on the Temple Mount to
the Muslims opened the door to last Friday's UN Security Council
vote that granted Judea, Samaria, and East Jerusalem to the Palestinians.
"If you don't have sovereignty in your own holiest place,
how can you demand sovereignty anywhere else?" Hayman asked
rhetorically. "Building a synagogue on the Temple Mount
can help Israel politically...I hope the government will understand
In a rare show of unity in a profession trained in dialectic,
rabbis from all sectors have voiced support for the construction.
The seeds of the project were planted when Rabbi Shlomo Goren,
the IDF's Chief Rabbi, stood at the Kotel moments after it had
been liberated from Jordan. Rabbi Goren organized several prayer
sessions on the Temple Mount complete with Torah scrolls, but
the government put a stop to them before he could see it through.
Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel,
called for the construction of a synagogue on the Temple Mount
and now, his son, Safed's Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu,
is working toward that goal as the president of Yishai.
Chief Rabbi David Lau, generally considered to be moderate, stunned
many last June when, in an interview on the televised Knesset
Channel, he called for the construction of the Jewish Temple
on the Temple Mount.
"There's room for Jews, there's room for Christians, there's
room for everybody," Rabbi Lau said to a shocked audience.
THOUSANDS FULFILLING END TIME PROPHESY IN ISRAEL -
- Michael F. Haverluck - Thousands of Jewish people around
the world are fulfilling End Times prophesy by making "Aliyah"
- the Hebrew word meaning "going" up, or immigrating
to Israel. On an annual basis, thousands of Jewish people from
every corner of the Earth are resettling in Israel - even though
the transition is often difficult, but they are often the recipients
of assistance along the way.
The Bible indicates that in the Last Days, the Jewish people
will return in droves to unite in their homeland after being
dispersed around the world for two millennia.
Answering the call to go home
Neal Brinn, a Jewish American, made Aliyah with his family back
to Israel after serving 20 years with the United States Navy.
"The highest position I had was the commanding officer of
the U.S. warship, the USS Carter Hall, which was an amphibious
ship about 200 meters long," Brinn told CBN News.
Today, the 20-year veteran lives in a religious neighborhood
in Jerusalem with his wife, Shoshanna, and their four children.
Even though many believe that Brinn and his family made a great
sacrifice to move from the comforts in the West to live in the
war-torn Middle East, the young family insists that they are
now truly home.
Leaving the luxury of living in America, Brinn found himself
living a quite different lifestyle in Israel. Without a car,
Brinn spent the entire summer accompanying his four-year-old
twins on a bus to public school.
"We do have a car," Brin mused. "It's got four
wheels; it's got one seat. Only one person can sit in it and
that's Yudi, who's five months old. The propulsion system is
human legs attached to arms. It's a stroller. That's our car.
It holds everything we need. If we need to go shopping, we can
take it everywhere, even up the steps."
Less than a decade ago, Brinn began taking his Jewish heritage
"About eight years ago, Brinn's life took on major changes,"
CBN News' Chris Mitchell and Julie Stahl - who work out of the
Christian organization's Jerusalem bureau - reported. "He
became more religious, met Shoshanna and married. They knew they
would come to Israel at some point; they just didn't know when."
While in the Navy, Brinn went back-and-forth as to whether he
would stay 20 or 30 years ... keeping in mind that an additional
10 years would prove to be more financially rewarding - but a
decade would make the transition more difficult for his children.
"For staying 30 years, I'd make 2.4 more times retirement
pay every month, which is a tremendous difference," the
Jewish American-turned Israeli Jew pointed out.
Brinn and his wife finally came to the conclusion that Israel
was their true home, spurring the Naval officer to retire and
"This is where we feel every Jew needs to be," Brinn
asserted. "And our children will learn the language so much
better at the ages of between five months, three-and-a-half,
and our twins who are four, than if it was 10 years later."
Brinn and his family had to make some major adjustments in their
transition to Jerusalem, where they were amazed at the amount
of litter people left around his neighborhood - a practice that
seemed to be tolerated by most. Not as tolerant as his neighbors,
the ex-Navy officer used an idea he had from being the executive
officer of a ship and orchestrated a weekly cleaning campaign
he dubbed the "Hour of Power."
"We're hoping this will be a habit and stays and can really
clean this space up," Brinn shared. "We go from just
picking up litter to be actually cleaning. I mean, these stone
stairs could look like clean stone - as opposed to stones with
weeds here and dirt here."
The motivation behind it all
When asked why he decided to make the transition from a luxurious
lifestyle in America to a lower standard of living in Israel,
Brinn said his Jewish heritage - and what it means to be a Jew
- made the decision easy.
"I can't tell you why some people would move, but I can
tell you why a Jew would," Brinn offered. "We have
a national anthem called HaTikva -- which means 'the hope' -
and it says in HaTikva that as long as the heart of the Jew beats
-- I'm not quoting it exactly, but - as long as the heart of
the Jew beats, this 2,000-year dream is just finally being realized."
Help along the way
Helping Brinn make the difficult transition, Rabbi Yehoshua Fass'
organization, Nefesh B'Nefesh, made the move from America to
"We have this modern-day miracle of the state of Israel
that is just unfathomable -- it's fantasy stuff," Fass explained.
"For 2,000 years of wandering and dreaming ... and all of
a sudden, you get on a plane and change your status and become
a citizen of this country - it's incredible."
Brinn and his family were just six of tens of thousands who the
Jewish organization helped make the move to Israel a reality.
"Two hundred twenty-three North American immigrants arrived
on a flight just weeks after the Brinns, including 75 young people
who came to join the Israeli Defense Force - the IDF," Mitchell
and Stahl informed. "One of them was Nefesh B'Nefesh's immigrant
No. 50,000, Rebekkah Glanzer, from Brooklyn, New York."
Each of the immigrants seem to have an innate sense of belonging
once they arrive in the Holy Land.
"There's a feeling of belonging here that you really don't
have anywhere else, and I just couldn't see myself spending the
rest of my life any other place - so I'm here," Glanzer
expressed. "IDF service is part of what makes Israel such
a united country. It makes everyone feel like it's really their
own. So, I didn't feel I could make Aliyah without contributing
or participating in that way."
Ally Strauss also made Aliyah and shared that she could not support
Israel from afar as well as she could as an Israeli citizen.
"It's something I've dreamed about doing since [I was] seven
years old," Strauss shared. "I think Israel has a right
to be a country, and I want to do what I can to make sure it
stays a country as long as possible."
Zachary Olstein was even more compelled to make Aliyah and join
the IDF after witnessing the remnants of the Holocaust in Europe.
"I went to Poland ... I saw the concentration camps ...
I saw the ghettos," Olstein recalled. "It became so
much more real. My purpose for coming to the army, I think, is
that I want to help protect the one place that I know - God forbid
it ever happens - the place that's safe for the Jewish people."
Two Jewish Americans from Washington, D.C., Tammy and Gene Berman,
decided to make Aliyah after their retirement in order to fill
a void that would exist until they went home.
"It's our destiny - we're Jewish," Tammy Berman insisted.
"America's a wonderful, fantastic country; I love it. My
parents were immigrants to America, but we're visitors there.
We belong here."
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