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- ABBAS: PALESTINIANS NOW WANT FLAG 'OVER OCCUPIED JERUSALEM'
- PA president thanks countries that voted for banner to fly
at UN HQ; Israels UN envoy derides political showmanship
By TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF and AFP September 11,2015 - Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas
- on Friday welcomed a UN decision authorizing Palestinians
to raise their flag at its headquarters in New York.
- Abbas praised the 119 countries who supported the gesture,
saying they were on the side of truth and justice,
the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.
The struggle will continue until the Palestinian flag flies
over our eternal capital, occupied Jerusalem, he said.
- The Palestinians aspire to make East Jerusalem the capital
of a future Palestinian state, while Israel claims sovereignty
in the entire city.
- Outgoing Israeli ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor derided
the resolution as an empty symbol and political
showmanship, and said the Palestinian flag-raising effort
had led the UN to raise a white flag and surrender
- I look forward to the day the flags of our two peoples
will be raised side by side, and Israelis and Palestinians live
together in peace, Prosor told the Assembly. However,
instead of trying to guide the Palestinians down the path to
peace, you are helping them to ride right off the tracks.
- In his last speech to the UN, Prosor lamented what he called
the Palestinian abuse of the organizations
- ABBAS OUT OF OPTIONS, OUT OF SYNCH WITH ANGRY PALESTINIANS
- PA presidents threatened bombshell speech
may signal desperation rather than planned drastic measures
- By Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh September 29, 2015,
6:15 am 3 AMALLAH, West Bank (AP) Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to drop a bombshell
in a speech to the United Nations this week - prompting speculation
that he will sever ties with Israel over its settlement expansion
and other policies.
The warning reflects desperation, but may not signal action.
Abbas hopes of setting up a Palestinian state through negotiations
with Israel have been derailed, and a new poll shows that a majority
of Palestinians want the 80-year-old to resign and dissolve his
self-rule government, the Palestinian Authority. Many no longer
believe a two-state solution is realistic and support political
- Abbas could try to align himself with a frustrated public
by shifting to a more confrontational policy, including ending
security cooperation with Israeli troops against a shared foe,
- Its a risky move that could cost him vital foreign
aid, trigger chaos and end his 10-year rule. Abbas aides have
suggested in recent days that despite his threats, he will make
do with a general warning to Israel at the UN.
- ISRAEL'S OCCUPATION ENDED 20 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
September 25, 2015 - Author: Benyamin Korn
Bill Clinton, Yitzhak Rabin, and Yassir Arafat at the Oslo Signing
Ceremony, September 13, 1993. Photo: Wikipedia.
Twenty years ago this week, Israels occupation of the Palestinians
came to an end. So why do Israels critics keep claiming
that Israel is still occupying the Palestinians?
On September 28, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and
Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat signed the Oslo
II accord, also known as the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement.
It provided for Israels withdrawal from the cities in Judea-Samaria
(the West Bank) where 98% of Palestinian Arabs reside.
And in the weeks that followed, Israel did just that.
Israels forces retreated from the cities of Nablus (Shechem),
Jenin, Qalqilya, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Tulkarm, Jericho and almost
all of Hebron. Later, they withdrew from all of Gaza.
The Palestinian Authority took over all those areas. For the
past 20 years, the PA has policed the streets, collected the
garbage, issued the building permits, and administered the elections
that is, when the PA deigned to have elections at all.
In Gaza, the PA ruled at first; today, Hamas is in charge there.
- JEB BUSH UNVEILS 'JEWISH LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE' MEMBERS INCLUDE
ERIC CANTOR, MICHAEL MUKASEY
- September 25, 2015 - Republican presidential candidate Jeb
Bush unveiled on Friday the full membership list of a designated
Jewish leadership group to raise funds and support for his campaign
within the Jewish community. In an email to The Algemeiner, a
spokeswoman for Bush touted the committee as the largest of its
kind among competing candidates. The groups formation was
first reported back in August by Jewish Insider. The so-called
National Jewish Leadership Committee is led by former House Majority
Leader Republican Eric Cantor, who is Jewish, and includes notables
such as erstwhile U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Home
Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus.
- A number of the other members served in the presidential
administration of Jebs older brother, George W. Bush, among
them Josh Bolten and Scott Arogeti. http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/09/25/
- JERUSALEM POLICE LIMIT MUSLIM ACCESS TO TEMPLE MOUNT FOLLOWING
By Editor on September 28, 2015 - Jerusalem police limit Muslim
access to Temple Mount following violence Israeli security forces
restrict entrance to holy site to men over 50; access remains
open to women of all ages.
Jerusalem police on Sunday evening imposed an age restriction
on Muslim worshipers entering the Temple Mount complex following
violent clashes at site earlier in the day.
- As of Sunday evening, Israeli security forces were limiting
entrance to Jerusalem's contested holy site to men over 50. Access
remained open to women of all ages.
- Earlier Sunday, masked Palestinian youth threw stones and
firecrackers at Israeli police and Border Police on Jerusalem's
- The violence occurred on the last day of the Muslim festival
of Eid al-Adha and on the eve of the Succot Jewish festival of
Succot. The security forces managed to subdue the riot, police
- Police said Sunday evening's decision to enact the age restriction
came, "In light of these attempts and others by extremist
and violent elements to disturb the order and violate the sanctity
of the vicinity and the holiday."
- A spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Ofir Gendelman
tweeted a response to the violence in which he clarified that
no Jewish visitors had been allowed onto al-Aksa Mosque compound
where the violence occurred.
The Temple Mount was closed today to Jewish visitors for
the last day of Eid al-Adha, but Palestinian rioters still started
clashes, Gendelman said.
- Palestinian rioters who couldn't find Jewish visitors
to attack on the the Temple Mount, started throwing rocks and
firecrackers at the Mughrabi Gate, he said. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Jerusalem-police-
JORDAN'S KING ABDULLAH WON'T SPEAK WITH NETANYAHU, ARAB MEDIA
- By JPOST.COM STAFF - 09/27/2015 - Relations between Jordan
and Israel have soured to the point where King Abdullah is refusing
to communicate directly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
Channel 2 reported on Thursday, citing Arab and Jordanian media
sources. The Kuwaiti daily A-Jarida is reporting on Thursday
that King Abdullah refused Netanyahu's request to hold a secret
meeting in the Red Sea resort town of Aqaba, just over the border
- According to the reports, the Hashemite monarchy is furious
with the Israeli government over recent statements accusing Amman
of playing a destabilizing role and turning a blind eye to Palestinian
provocations on Temple Mount.
- The reports indicate that not only has the Jordanian government
refused to accept any back-channel messages from the Prime Minister's
Office, but it is also considering a recall of its ambassador
to Tel Aviv as a means to express its displeasure with Jerusalem's
policies as they relate to the Islamic holy sites.
- NEW BIBLE CODE REVEALS MESSIANIC IMPLICATIONS OF IRANIAN,
RUSSIAN AND SYRIAN PARTNERSHIP
By Rivkah Lambert Adler - September 20, 2015 - The harsh
prophecy concerning Damascus; Behold Damascus shall be removed
from [being] a city, and it shall be depth of ruins. (Isaiah
17:1) With Russia and Iran now undisputedly backing Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad by sending troops and weapons into Syria, a newly-released
Bible Codes video reveals that the partnership has Messianic
implications for the Jewish people.
International Bible Codes expert Rabbi Mattiyahu Glazerson explains
that the recent cooperation among Russia, Iran and Syria to boost
the standing of Assad is one step in the final redemptive process.
In the Bible Codes table, which comes from the Book of Deuteronomy,
Glazerson points out codes embedded in the Biblical text that
describe the current situation, such as Rusiya (Russia) and bSuria
(in Syria), Iran and the Hebrew letters tav, shin, ayin and vav
(...), which have the numerical value of 776. This is a reference
to 5776, the current Hebrew year.
Glazerson points out that the end of Deuteronomy 6:14 and Deuteronomy
6:15, which appear in the table, tells exactly what plans Iran
has in store for Israel:"of the peoples that are around
you. For the Lord, your God, is a zealous God among you, lest
the wrath of the Lord, your God, be kindled against you, and
destroy you off the face of the earth."
For Israel, Iran is "of the peoples that are around you."
Iranian leaders have repeatedly stated that their goal is to
wipe Israel off the map, with the most recent public comments
being made by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,
who vowed that Israel will cease to exist within 25 years.
ABBAS: PALESTINE A STATE UNDER OCCUPATION, NO LONGER BOUND BY
- Our patience has come to an end, PA leader declares
to UN, calling on world to recognize Palestinian state; Netanyahu
blasts deceitful speech By Itamar Sharon and Sara
Miller September 30, 2015 - alestinian Authority President Mahmoud
Abbas said Wednesday that the PA would cease to abide by agreements
signed with Israel, including the 1993 Oslo accords, claiming
Israel had shown that it, too, was no longer committed to them.
- So long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements
signed with us, cease settlement construction and release prisoners,
Israel has left us no choice but to insist that we will not remain
the only ones committed to these agreements, Abbas told
the UN General Assembly in New York. Israel, he said, must now
fully assume all its responsibilities as an occupying power
our patience for a long time has come to an end. The
state of Palestine, based on the 4th of June 1967 borders with
East Jerusalem as its capital, is a state under occupation, as
was the case for many countries during World War II, Abbas
declared. Our state is recognized by 137 countries around
the world and the right of our people to self determination,
freedom and independence is recognized globally as being inalienable
UK LABOUR FRIENDS OF ISRAEL EVENT, PARTY LEADER JEREMY CORBYN
HECKLED FOR FAILING TO 'SAY THE WORD ISRAEL
- (VIDEO) September 30, 2015 - Eliezer Sherman - Jeremy Corbyn
addresses Labour Friends of Israel, vexing one heckler for failing
to mention "Israel" by name. The British Labour Partys
newly elected chief Jeremy Corbyn drew the ire of an audience
member on Tuesday night during a Labour Friends of Israel meet
in Brighton by failing to mention the word Israel
once in his eight-minute address. As Corbyn wrapped up his speech,
offering a spirited thanks to LFI for the invitation, an audience
member in the back of the packed room cried out, Hey! Hey!
Say the word Israel! Say the word Israel! just as the head
of LFI, MP Joan Ryan, re-assumed the podium.
- According to the U.K. Jewish Chronicle, the heckler was media
agent Michael Foster, who ran for the party in Cornwall during
the May election which happened to be devastating for
the Labour Party and prompted its then-leader, Ed Miliband, to
- That Corbyn failed to mention Israel even once during his
address to the Labour Partys pro-Israel wing was corroborated
by Telegraph political sketchwriter Michael Deacon, who noted
the atmosphere grew tense following Fosters
outburst. Foster was apparently ejected from the room by security,
while Corbyn stuck around for others speeches.
ABBAS AT UN VOWS TO TORPEDO OSLO ACCORDS, NETANYAHU CALLS SPEECH
- September 30, 2015 - JNS.org Palestinian Authority
(PA) President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to stop abiding by the
1993 Oslo Accords in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly
on Wednesday, accusing Israel of halting the withdrawal of its
forces from disputed territories as stipulated by the peace agreement.
As long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements signed
with us, which render us an authority without real powers, and
as long as Israel refuses to cease settlement activities and
to release of the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners in accordance
with our agreements, they leave us no choice but to insist that
we will not remain the only ones committed to the implementation
of these agreements, while Israel continuously violates them,
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the speech was
deceitful and encourages incitement and lawlessness in
the Middle East. Israel did unilaterally withdraw from
the Gaza Strip in 2005. Since then, the terror group Hamas has
taken over control of the coastal enclave, leading to thousands
of rockets being launched at the Jewish state. The latest such
rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system
over the Israeli city of Ashdod on Wednesday. Israeli officials
have expressed concern that a similar situation could arise in
Judea and Samaria should Israel withdraw from that region completely.
- BEN CARSON AND MUSLIMS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
By David Rubin 9/27/2015 - American presidential candidate, Dr.
Ben Carson, has been viciously attacked recently for his affirmative
answer to an interviewer, in which he was asked if he would find
it difficult to support a Muslim candidate for president. This
provocative question was asked of Carson just a day after fellow
candidate Donald Trump had failed to criticize a questioning
audience member at a town hall gathering, who specifically stated
that President Obama is a Muslim.
- Focusing just on the Carson statement, was it really a racist
or bigoted remark, as some of his critics allege? Can a persons
religious beliefs impinge a candidates worthiness? Later
clarifying his statement, Carson emphasized that Islamic Sharia
law is contrary to the American Constitution. Nonetheless, the
cabal of Islamic ideologues and their usual leftist allies have
been unceasing in their verbal lynch of the good doctor, who
hasnt got a racist bone in his body.
- Fact: Sharia law is central in Islam.
- Fact: Jihad, or holy war against non-Muslims, is central
- Lets examine just a few inconvenient facts about Sharia
- 1.Sharia permits wife-beating.
- 2.Sharia doesnt allow the building or renovation of
any place of worship other than a mosque.
MUSLIMS PLOT HIGH-HOLIDAY ATTACKS ON JEWS ON TEMPLE MOUNT
- Islamic Movement mobilizing Arab youth to smuggle weapons
Aaron Klein - September 17, 2015 - JERUSALEM Israel has
intelligence regarding specific plans by Arab youth to provoke
violence on the Temple Mount as Jews prepare for the high holidays
of Yom Kippur and Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles.
Like the violent attempts on the holy site earlier this week
over the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the plans to stir tension and
attack Jews on the Temple Mount are being directed by the northern
branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel.
- The Israeli government has been weighing options to outlaw
the Islamic Movement, headed by radical cleric Raad Salah.
- Yom Kippur begins Tuesday at nightfall. The seven-day Sukkot
holiday starts Sept. 28.
- According to Israeli defense officials, the Islamic Movement
continues to mobilize Arab youth to smuggle fire bombs, pipe
bombs, Molotov cocktails and stones onto the Temple Mount to
attack Jews ascending the site during the holiday period.
- Earlier this week, during the Jewish new year holiday of
Rosh Hashanah, Israeli police and Muslim activists clashed on
the site, and Arab youth barricaded themselves inside the al-Aqsa
mosque to protest Jewish visits to the area.
- Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/muslims-plot-high-holiday-attacks-on-jews-on-temple-mount
- IT'S APOCALYPSE NOW IN ISRAEL
- Nation pummeled by weather oddities on Jewish New Year
- September 17, 2015 - Bob Unruh WND - An Israeli National
Parks worker says a number of strange and frightening weather
events, including one that came just as the nation was celebrating
the Jewish New Year, have caused alarm. Extreme heat, sandstorms
and floods all have been reported. It felt like the apocalypse,
the rain has been torrential, there were about 10 lighting strikes
in seconds, and even with your windshield wipers on high, it
was impossible to see anything.
- That report in the Times of Israel from Mark Katz described
just one of the recent developments: flash flooding and hail
that hit earlier this week just as the nation was celebrating
the new year. Breaking News Israel cited Job 38:22-23 in its
report on the weather: Have you entered the storehouses
of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, which
I have reserved for the time of distress, for the day of war
and battle? The report said several extreme
weather conditions have appeared since the beginning of September.
The weekend events arrived just as the Shemitah year was drawing
to a conclusion.
- The WND Superstores library on end times writings is
all available online, from The End to Apocalypse
and the End Times and The Harbinger, Isaiah
9:10 Judgment and The Shemitah. A report over
the weekend said the worst dust storm in Israeli history
had hit. Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/its-apocalypse-now-in-israel
IRAN SAYS IT FOUND VAST QUANTITIES OF URANIIUM
- Atomic czar says discovery leaves Tehran confident
regarding its reserves; material is a key ingredient in nuclear
- By Times of Israel staff September 12, 2015 - Iran has discovered
a large quantity of uranium and will soon begin mining it, according
to a top Iranian official in charge of the countrys atomic
program. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Irans Atomic Energy
Organization, said on Saturday that the new discovery makes Tehran
confident regarding its reserves of the natural element.
Uranium is a key ingredient in the making of nuclear weapons.
Irans use of such materials is intended to be regulated
under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear
agreement between Iran and world powers, signed in Vienna in
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