Amir’s update on the Gaza crisis, Syria, Turkey and the collapse of the European Union with the fall of the Italian government.
RUSSELS/CAIRO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but met a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, meanwhile, took his own case to Egypt on Monday and was expected to fly to Turkey for a meeting of Muslim countries this week, cementing support from leaders who say the U.S. move was a dire error… more
No matter how many times I read other countries believing it is their job to control Israel and Jerusalem, it still boggles the mind. It is like the world said, yes, Jews may have land and become a nation. We will all pretend Israel is a sovereign nation but we are going to keep control of your every move. Still the only voice that matters is ignored;
Psalm 132:13 NASB For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation. 14 “This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
Psalm 87:1 NASB His foundation is in the holy mountains. 2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion
More than all the other dwelling places of Jacob. 3 Glorious things are spoken of you,
O city of God.
Yahweh, the God of Israel owns Jerusalem and He will dwell there forever.
JPost: World leaders warned that US President Donald Trump may have doomed the peace process and called for calm in the wake of violent threats from the Arab world.
“The EU calls on all actors on the ground and in the wider region to show calm and restraint in order to prevent any escalation,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also expressed concern in New York: “I have consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures that would jeopardize the prospect of peace for Israelis and Palestinians,” Guterres said. more …
Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY: The EU comment is a pathetic reminder of Obama/Kerry moral equivalence:
Scenario: Hamas sets up rocket sites in schools and hospitals before firing hundreds of rockets into southern Israel with the intention of killing Jewish civilians – Israel responds by taking out the rocket sites causing unavoidable civilian causalities and both sides are asked to use restraint … rinse – repeat.
The UN chief is concerned about the prospect for peace when there has not been one for 70 years. Mahmoud “I will not accept a Jewish state” Abbas has not changed his tune, and we learned in April from Hamas (‘chamas’ Hebrew for violence) leaders that they have no intention of putting down their weapons or softening their charter:
Article 19 of the New Hamas Charter repeats that there will never be peace so long as Israel still exists. It declares: “We do not leave any part of the Palestinians’ land, under any circumstances, conditions or pressure, as long as the occupation remains. Hamas refuses any alternative which is not the whole liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea.”
But the most stinging criticism came from someone who would know better if he would open a Bible. Pope Francis the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics prayed for the status quo. In other words, keep Arab control of the Temple Mount where they pray at a mosque 5 times per day, but where Jews are not allowed to pray.
Let the status quo continue with stabbings and car rammings, and let the Arabs stage riots over metal detectors after three Palestinians shot and killed two Israeli police in cold blood on July 14, 2017 on the Temple Mount .
Francis’ concern that he wants Jerusalem to be a place for Muslims, Christians and Jews to pray freely is disingenuous at best and downright dishonest at worst. It is because of the democratic principles of the Israeli government that Muslims and Christians can pray freely in Israel. No other country in the Middle East has such freedoms.
Ironically it is Jews that aren’t allowed that freedom by the Muslims who were given control of the temple mount as a gesture of peace in 1967 (source).
President Trump called out the enemies of God and His covenant land yesterday.
Bring it …
- It is the EU, not Donald Trump, that threatens to undermine NATO and the security of the West. An EU defence union will present a direct threat to NATO, competing for funds, building in duplication and confusion, and setting up rival military structures.
- “You can’t say the past doesn’t matter, the values we share don’t matter, but instead try to get as much money out of NATO as possible and whether I can get a good deal out of it.” — German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen.
- This is breath-taking hypocrisy from the defence minister of Germany, which spends less than 1.2% of GDP on defence against an agreed NATO minimum target of 2%, while freeloading off the America’s 73% contribution to NATO’s overall defence spending.
- European leaders would do well to recognize that they need the US more than the US needs them, and that real, concrete, committed defence from the world’s greatest military power is more beneficial to them than a fantasy army that will have plenty of flags, headquarters and generals but no teeth.
- Trump should also prioritize both practical and moral support to anti-Islamist regimes in the Middle East, such as Sisi’s Egypt.
- Rather than spreading fear and false propaganda about Donald Trump, they should be praying that he will provide the strength that is so desperately needed today, and working out how best they can support rather than attack him….. [read more]
NATO has been forced to step up its plans to deploy thousands more troops to the Russian border as Vladimir Putin increases the country’s war preparations. The global alliance will use its meeting with European Union officials to launch an aggressive push to implement troops in Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
An agreement – signed at a Nato summit in Warsaw in July – will see 3,000 to 4,000 soldiers stationed close to the Russian border in case Moscow launches all out war. The US will lead the mission in Poland with Britain leading the way in Estonia, while Germany, Canada and France will also contribute troops…. [read more]
Russia’s response: BRINK OF WAR: UK sends TANKS, DRONES and 800 SOLDIERS to Russian border as tensions grow
BRITAIN has sent tanks, drones and 800 soldiers to the Russian border as tensions with Vladimir Putin intensify by the hour. The show of force comes just days after the Russian leader’s fleet passed near the British coast. British soldiers will travel to Estonia in what is one of the biggest build-ups of foreign firepower on Russia’s border since the Cold War. The move will take place next spring, with Denmark and France also taking part in the huge military exercise…. [read more]
THE EU wants to expand its influence as far and wide as Asia and Africa – with critics fuming it shows Brussels are planning to form “its own empire”.
The latest EU foreign policy document, titled Global Strategy, calls for an extended reach into new spheres as distant as the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.
It also outlined “gradual synchronisation and mutual adaptation” between different member states’ individual defence strategies.
Ukip’s defence spokesman Mike Hookem said: “The EU wants its own Empire as former Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso made clear when he was in charge….. [read more]
THE European Union cannot rely on NATO to protect its member states from external threats and must develop a policy of collective defence that allows it to “act autonomously if and when necessary”
According to a new foreign policy document from the Brussels-based institution to be handed to EU leaders next week, a “credible European defence” is also essential to preserve good relations with the US.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s Global Strategy document states that “as Europeans we must take greater responsibility for our security”. EU army plans: Union pushes for new security strategy, European army as option
No surprise here, the new EU army will be formed largely from German and French soldiers…. [read more]
EUROPEAN political chiefs in Germany and France are to take advantage of Brexit by unveiling their long-held plan to morph the continent’s countries into one GIANT SUPERSTATE, it has emerged today.
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 (KJV)
The very first world war global humanity ever saw was World War I which started on July 28, 1914. The two main culprits were Austria-Hungary and Germany. World War II started on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. Now a full century later we see Europe’s most powerful nation, Germany, calling for the creation of a militarized, single State of Europe. This would be Hitler’s Germania, but on a much larger scale. The third time’s the charm?…. [read more]