JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—As expected, thousands of protesters backed by Hamas burned hundreds of tires, sending plumes of black smoke billowing over the border with Israel.
The Gaza Health Ministry reports seven Palestinian protesters died, at least one of them a member of a terror group, as the rioters tried for a second week to cross into Israel. They also claim several hundred were injured, but those numbers could not be confirmed.
The crowd appeared to be “significantly smaller,” according to Israeli Defense Forces estimates, than the 30,000 who took part last Friday in “March of Return” protests to take back Arab villages lost to Israel in the 1948 war…. more
When Mark Rosenblatt touched down at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv April 5 and powered on his cell phone, he got the surprise of his mobile technology life.
Rosenblatt received a text message from his cell phone carrier, Verizon, reading,
“Welcome to Palestine.”
“I did a double take,” said Rosenblatt, a high-tech consultant from Edgemont, N.Y. He had traveled to Israel to see his daughter, who is studying in a master’s degree program at Bar-Ilan University.
“I was shocked that an American company was falling into some BDS rhetoric,” Rosenblatt said.
According to the most recent study of the wireless market by the research firm Strategy Analytics, Verizon was America’s largest cell carrier at the end of 2016…. read more
In 1917 the Balfour Declaration declared support for Jews to have a homeland. The original land to be given was larger than what was given.
Today, antisemitism is on the rise again to the point that the holocaust is denied, Jews are blamed for the holocaust, and now Britain should apologize. This is not new, the day Israel became an independent state they were attacked by Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq to erase Israel.
The unrest in the middle east has not stopped up to today and will not stop until Christ comes. Israel was not and is not welcomed, they are seen as an unwelcome intrusion. This is why they are called occupiers.
The truth is, Palestine never existed. The Romans hated the Jews and they wanted to erase the name Israel. So, they renamed Israel to Palestine. Why Palestine?… [read more]
Commentary Magazine: “If President Obama had no plans to use his last two months in office to launch some kind of a diplomatic initiative on the Middle East or to stick it to the Israelis and his longtime antagonist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, then why would he even mention the election?
Were the U.S. to keep faith with the Israelis, the Palestinians would just be told that there would be no change in American policy. Period.
Abbas and the PA would be put on notice that, if they actually had any desire for peace or hope of future independence, they should do what they promised to do in the Oslo Accords: head back into direct negotiations with the Israelis.”…. [read more]
Opinion by PROPHECY UPDATE: If the WikiLeaks report from Thursday is accurate, the US election is over:
(Thanks to Matt for sending this in)
(By Ricky Scaparo) Genesis 12:1-3 – Now the Lord had said to Abram:“Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Zechariah 12:2-3 – “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. 3 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.
1- It started last month when president Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations and Addressed the United Nations for the last time as president and criticized Israel for its continued “occupation and settlement of Palestinian lands.” and even went on to say that “In a single line on Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians, Obama said the Jewish state would be better off if it did not “permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land.” He also said that Palestinians would be better off if they were to “reject incitement.”…… [read more]
(International Criminal Court Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in her office on the court’s premises in the Hague in the Netherlands)
JPost: “The international Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Office is visiting Israel and the West Bank from Wednesday through October 10 relating to its ongoing examination of war crimes allegations over the 2014 Gaza war and the settlement enterprise.
According to a statement released by the ICC Prosecutor’s Office, “the purpose of this visit will be to undertake outreach and education activities with a view to raising awareness about the ICC and in particular, about the work of the Office; to address any misconceptions about the ICC.”
“In accordance with its usual practice at this stage of its work, the delegation will not engage in evidence collection in relation to any alleged crimes; neither will the delegation undertake site visits, or assess the adequacy of the respective legal systems to deal with crimes that fall within ICC jurisdiction.”…. [read more]
Opinion by BIBLE PROPHECY TRACKER: It would be appropriate to laugh out loud if the ICC was not an extension of the equally anti-Semitic UN.
On January 8, 2015 Ban Ki Moon announced that the state of “Palestine” will officially join the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1.
Acceptance to the ICC will allow the Palestinians to pursue war crimes charges against Israel, a high-stakes move that has been condemned by Israel and the US.
About the ICC:
1. The International Criminal Court in the Hague was founded in 2002 and counts 123 member states. Israel and the US are not among them. The court’s annual funding is largely covered by its European members, nations that are largely critical of Israel.
2. The ICC is a virtual kangaroo court run by judges with dubious past histories and with little or no credibility pretending to know how to serve their own idea of justice.
3. The ICC has no interest in investigating:
- 2500 rockets fired into Israel the started the 2014 war
- 14,000 rockets that have been fired on Israel since the 2005
- Stabbing intifada that took the lives of 30 Israelis and 120 Arabs
- More than 70 terror tunnels built by Hamas for the sole purpose of killing Israeli civilians
The ICC and UN would like the world to believe that the ICC’s Prosecutor’s Office is visiting Israel to be fair and objective before pronouncing Israel guilty of war crimes.
Washington — Addressing the United Nations for the last time as president, Barack Obama warned on Tuesday of a world at a crossroads between an integrated, liberalized future and one dangerously divided along “age-old lines” of race and tribe.
The speech– described by White House officials as a capstone of his foreign policy– left few major powers unscathed. He criticized France for its targeting of traditional Muslim dress, Russia for its quest to “recover lost glory through force,” China for denying democracy to its people and Israel for its continued “occupation and settlement of Palestinian lands.”… [read more]
lhwm notes: Joel 3:1 For behold, in those days and at that time when I shall reverse the captivity and restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for [their treatment of] My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and [because] they have divided My land.
you can try to do what you want but God will have the ultimate say
That was the gist of a charge leveled by a senior member of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ ruling Fatah faction in protesting the Jerusalem Municipality’s plan to build a cable car to ease access to the Old City.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has openly endorsed the plan, which envisions a cable car stretching from the city’s old train station (which is now a popular pedestrian venue) to the City of David to the Mount of Olives and back to the Lion’s Gate of the Old City.
“I want to bring ten million tourists to these places, but without an infrastructure of trains, cable-cars, a fast train (to Tel Aviv), hotels, et cetera, we will not be able to enjoy this unique experience,” said Barkat. “In order to bring people from around the world, in order to understand who the real boss is in this city, we need to create infrastructure.”…. [read more]
LHWM Notes: “Sheikh Ekrima Sa’id Sabri, head of the Supreme Muslim Council in Jerusalem, called the cable car a “dangerous” provocation and part of a larger effort to “Judaize” the city.”
Psalm 76:2 Jerusalem is where he (God)lives; Mount Zion is his home.