It may very well be that this week was the week that Israel and the US put to rest former president Barack Obama’s policies and positions on Israel and the Palestinians.
If so, the move was made despite the best efforts of Obama’s team to convince the Trump administration to maintain them.
The details of Obama’s policies and positions have been revealed in recent weeks in a series of articles published in Haaretz regarding Obama’s secretary of state John Kerry’s failed peacemaking efforts, which ended in 2014.
The articles reported segments of two drafts of a US framework for a final peace treaty between the PLO and Israel. The drafts were created in February and March 2014.
The article series is predicated on the assumption that Kerry and his team were on the precipice of a historic breakthrough between PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. But a close reading of the documents shows that the opposite was the case.
There are two reasons that Kerry had no prospects for reaching a deal.
First, he, Obama and their advisers were too hostile to Israel and its citizens to ever convince Netanyahu that Israel’s interests would be secured…. read more
Researchers from Tel Aviv Uni. discover text on ostracan found 50 years ago, dating to destruction of Kingdom of Judah through us of multispectral imaging
Using advanced imagery technologies, researchers from Israel’s Tel Aviv University discovered an inscription on a shard of pottery dating from the First Temple era.
Using an interdisciplinary approach and Multispectral imaging, researchers from Tel Aviv University’s and Mathematics and Archeology departments were able to decipher the ”hidden” text…. read more
Eventually each nation will be against Israel, Jerusalem. This will fulfill bible prophecy and Thank you Lord Jesus that your alive and a Gracious God!
Hebrews KJV 4:12 For the word of God is (2198) quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
c. Is living and powerful: No wonder the writer to the Hebrews can say this. The Bible isn’t a collection of musty stories and myths. It has inherent life and power. The preacher doesn’t make the Bible come alive. The Bible isalive, and gives life to the preacher and anyone else who will receive it with faith…. by David Guzik Commentary
Zechariah KJV 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
Burdensome means = something that is hard to deal with, or that places too great of expectations and hard to bear; heavy; oppressive
To learn more about why Jerusalem or Israel is important then please read: Israel and Why Is She Important and Why Jerusalem Is Important
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Reported 7 killed and 35 injured; Conflicting reports claim one of the terrorists was suicide bomber; Hostages reportedly taken in parliament building
ISIS carried out two terror attacks in Tehran Wednesday morning in the first attack by the terrorist organization in Iran.
The attacks took place at Iran’s parliament building and Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini, the terrorists reportedly taking between 3-5 hostages. A reported seven were killed in two different attacks, one of the attacks a suicide bomber with approximately 35 injured in the shootings.
Iran’s media confirmed the attacks stating “Fighters from the Islamic State attacked Khomeini’s shrine and the Iranian parliament in Tehran.”
Iranian security officials reported that a third attempted attack was foiled.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry released the statement “This morning two terrorist groups attacked the parliament and Imam Khomeini’s shrine… Members of a third group were arrested before being able to carry out any attack.”
ISIS took responsibility for the attack, claiming all the terrorists were suicide bombers.[Full Source]
If things weren’t bad enough for residents of the Gaza Strip, the ocean — the only place where they could escape the heat and their suffering — has been declared off-limits to bathers in much of the area. The decision was taken by the Gaza municipality, citing the severe pollution of the beaches. Gaza’s sewage-treatment plants have shut down due to the ongoing power shortage, and as a result, untreated sewage has been flowing into the sea.
“The only place we could go to have fun has been closed too,” said T., a Gaza City resident, in a telephone interview. “There are a few beaches in the northern Gaza Strip where swimming is still possible, but they’re far away. So where are we going to go? There’s no pay, no power, no beach. We’re swimming in shit,” he added, laughing bitterly.
Anyone in Israel inclined toward schadenfreude about the Gazans’ suffering might be advised to reconsider. The Mediterranean currents could easily carry Gaza’s sewage to the beaches of Ashkelon, Ashdod, and farther north…. read more