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  • January 2018, 'Extraordinary' Boom in Pilgrimages to the Holy Land

    02/05/2018 6:20:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 2/5/18
    The presence of Chinese, Russian and Eastern European pilgrims increased significantly. The "controlled" reaction of the Palestinians against Trump's decision on capital Jerusalem. Pilgrimages "good for the whole population": They help fight terrorism and fundamentalism.Jerusalem (AsiaNews) - 2018 began with an "extraordinary boom" in pilgrimages. The Christian Information Center recently announced this, confirming the statistics of the Israeli ministry for tourism: the tensions over Jerusalem have not affected the steadily increasing number of pilgrims arriving in the Holy Land. In the month that has just ended, 770 groups of pilgrims went to the Holy Land, for a total of 26...
  • West Bank Palestinians burn Trump, Pence in effigy

    01/28/2018 7:34:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/27/2018
    Palestinians hang a burning puppet bearing the portrait of US President Donald Trump, during a mock trial for him and Vice President Mike Pence in the Aida refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
  • As FBI Director Mueller Helped Cover Up Fla. 9/11 Probe, Court Docs Show

    01/23/2018 12:04:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 23, 2018
    Court documents recently filed by the government further rock the credibility of Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they show that as FBI Director Mueller he worked to cover up the connection between a Florida Saudi family and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The documents reveal that Mueller was likely involved in publicly releasing deceptive official agency statements about a secret investigation of the Saudis, who lived in Sarasota, with ties to the hijackers. A Florida journalism nonprofit uncovered the existence of the secret FBI investigation that was also kept from Congress. Under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI tried to discredit the...
  • PM Netanyahu Says Merry Christmas to Christians, Says Come Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus

    12/25/2017 6:35:46 PM PST · by af_vet_1981 · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 24, 2017 | Benjamin Netanyahu (Prime Minister's Twitter Account)
    I'm very proud to be the Prime Minister of Israel. A country that says Merry Christmas, first to its Christian citizens, and to our Christian friends around the world! #MerryChristmas
  • Israeli forces fire tear gas at Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem

    12/23/2017 10:06:03 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 15 replies
    Press TV ^ | Dec. 24, 2017 | staff
    Israeli forces have once again clashed with Palestinians demonstrating against the new US policy on Jerusalem al-Quds in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The Israeli soldiers used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse the protesters who had gathered outside an Israeli military tower in Bethlehem on Saturday. Holding Palestinian flags, some of the demonstrators were dressed as Santa Claus. Bethlehem resident Mohammad al-Lahham said the Santa costumes send a message to Palestinian children "that we are on the path to freedom, to Jerusalem. Papa Noel (Santa Claus) distributes gifts and the occupation distributes bombs today. These are the...
  • Mike Pence calls Palestinian snub after Jerusalem decision 'unfortunate'

    12/10/2017 1:41:33 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 10, 2017 | Robert King
    Vice President Pence called the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to snub a meeting with him “unfortunate,” and that he still plans to visit the region. The statement from Pence’s press secretary on Sunday comes ahead of a planned trip to Israel and Egypt later this month. It also comes a few days after President Trump decided to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which angered Palestinians. Abbas said Saturday he would cancel a planned Dec. 19 meeting with Pence in retaliation for the embassy move. Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as their capital and the move sparked...
  • Andrea Mitchell Parrots Talking Point That Trump’s Israel Move Was For Alabama Christians

    12/07/2017 11:39:36 AM PST · by suthener · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:00 AM 12/07/2017 | Julia Nista
    Andrea Mitchell joined Chris Matthews in insisting that President Trump decide to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in part to benefit Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama Roy Moore. Trump made the move Wednesday because the White House “wanted to get this out before Alabama.”
  • Trump Keeps His Promise on Jerusalem

    12/06/2017 1:33:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Everybody’s waiting on President Trump to show up at the microphones in the White House. He’s gonna announce that the official position of the United States government is that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It’s simply a recognition of what already is. The Israeli government is in Jerusalem and our embassy is in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is the party town. If there is a party town in Israel, it’s Tel Aviv, and our ambassador is there and our embassy is there. Whenever there are official government meetings in Israel, they have to travel from Tel Aviv to...
  • 30 House Democrats Who Hired the Awan Brothers for IT Services (includes wacky Rep Fredrica Wilson)

    10/24/2017 4:45:13 PM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Three Pakistani brothers who managed the IT affairs for several Democratic government officials were relieved of their duties in February on suspicion that they accessed specific computer networks without permission, also known as hacking. Imran Awan, who started working for Wasserman Schultz in 2005, received $164,600 in 2016, with close to $20,000 of that coming from Wasserman Schultz. His brother Jamal, who started working as a staffer in 2014, was paid $157,350.12 in 2016. Abid, who started working in 2005, was paid $160,943 in 2016. Hina Alvi, who was employed as a staffer from February 2007, was paid 168,300 in...
  • New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert

    12/23/2016 8:15:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.haaretz.com ^ | 12-21-2016 | Philippe Bohstrom
    New fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been found in the Cave of the Skulls by the Dead Sea in Israel, in a salvage excavation by Israeli authorities. The pieces are small and the writing on them is too faded to make out without advanced analysis. At this stage the archaeologists aren't even sure if they're written in ancient Hebrew, Aramaic or another language. “The most important thing that can come out of these fragments is if we can connect them with other documents that were looted from the Judean Desert, and that have no known provenance," says Dr....
  • Mark Twain’s unwittingly prophetic vision for the State of Israel

    09/26/2017 5:32:30 PM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/23/2017 | RABBI TULY WEISZ
    A natural skeptic, Twain was not taken by the splendor of the Holy Land. He wrote irreverently about the country’s legendary sites. At his peak, Mark Twain was probably the most popular American celebrity of his time. What few realize is that it was an unlikely trip to the Holy Land that established his fame as an author. A century and a half ago, Twain traveled on an excursion with his American church group to Europe and the Middle East. The material he gathered, first published in a San Francisco newspaper, formed the basis of the humorous book that made...
  • 8-year old Israeli girl finds 2000 year old half-shekel

    08/27/2017 6:33:36 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 27 replies
    J Post ^ | August 27, 2017
    8-year-old Israeli girl found a rare coin from the Second Temple period. The half-shekel coin dates from a time when it was used to pay a yearly Temple tax, archaeologist Zachi Dvira told The Times of Israel. The custom is prescribed in the Torah (Exodus 30:11-16). Hallel Halevy discovered the coin in May when she was picking up her sister from kindergarten in the Halamish settlement in the West Bank, The Times of Israel reported. On Wednesday, she gave the coin to the archaeological department of the Israeli body that coordinates government activities in the West Bank, as required by...
  • Whoa, Bethsaida! Archaeologists May Have Found Peter’s Home Town

    08/19/2017 6:55:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 17 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 18, 2017 | Eric Metaxas
    In Matthew 11, Jesus expresses his frustration with the people in his native region who, despite witnessing his mighty works, refused to repent and believe the Gospel. He singled out the residents of Bethsaida, the home town of Peter, Andrew and Philip. “Woe to you, Bethsaida!” he declared. “For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.” Other mentions of Bethsaida in the...
  • Israeli Authorities Arrest Antiquities Dealers In Connection With Hobby Lobby Scandal

    07/31/2017 8:23:47 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/31/17 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    At 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Israeli police say, authorities arrested five Palestinian antiquities dealers in Jerusalem and confiscated items dating back thousands of years from their homes and shops: papyrus fragments from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the bust of an Etruscan woman, a fresco from Pompeii depicting swimming fish. They also seized more modern objects — two black luxury Audi vehicles — and more than $200,000 in cash.
  • The Root Cause of the Disasters in the Middle East

    07/31/2017 3:16:59 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Front Page ^ | July 31, 2017 | David Horowitz
    During the eight years of the Obama administration, half a million Christians, Yazidis and Muslims were slaughtered in the Middle East by ISIS and other Islamic jihadists, in a genocidal campaign waged in the name of Islam and its God. Twenty million others were driven into exile by these same jihadist forces. Libya and Yemen became terrorist states. America - once the dominant foreign power and anti-jihadist presence in the region – was replaced by Russia, an ally of the monster regimes in Syria and Iran, and their terrorist proxies. Under the patronage of the Obama administration, Iran - the...
  • At the Temple Mount, it’s not about metal detectors, it’s about sovereignty

    07/26/2017 10:12:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 7/26/17 | Dov Lieber
    The Israeli government missed the point of Palestinian anger directed at metal detectors placed at entrances to the Temple Mount and, having misdiagnosed the situation, made a decision that failed to resolve the crisis and has only made it worse. At least, that’s what many of the Muslim protesters in the streets of Jerusalem’s Old City have been saying since the metal detectors were removed early Tuesday morning. Israel thought it was making a concession by removing the detectors, which were installed after three Arab Israelis carried out a shooting attack at the Temple Mount, killing two policemen with weapons...
  • Erdogan urges all Muslims to 'visit' and 'protect' Jerusalem

    07/26/2017 7:40:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/25/17 | afp
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over metal detectors that Israel installed and later removed from a sensitive holy site in the city. "From here I make a call to all Muslims. Anyone who has the opportunity should visit Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa mosque," Erdogan said in Ankara. "Come, let's all protect Jerusalem." He was referring to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, which is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Turkey: Erdogan's Obsession to Take Jerusalem

    07/20/2017 5:10:20 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 07/17/2017 | Burak Bekdil
    - Simply put, Jerusalem's Judaic history dates back to thousands of years before the birth of Islam, only in the seventh century CE. - As an American friend delicately asked: "Isn't Turkey supposed to be investing millions to help rebuild Gaza?" - Not, it seems, when Islamist ideology is involved. Less than a year ago, Turkey and Israel agreed to end their six-year-long diplomatic stand-off and officially "normalized" their relations. They appointed ambassadors Kemal Okem to Israel and Eitan Na'eh to Turkey, two prominent career diplomats, who, since then, have been struggling actually to normalize formally normalized ties. As some...
  • LET'S REVISIT THE NON-REVISED HISTORY OF THE HOLY LAND

    05/31/2017 2:36:05 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/17 | Andrew Benjamin
    No amount of land in Arab or Muslim hands is enough. Any amount of land in Israeli/Jewish hands is too much. The narratives would have it: Expansionist Israel! The Jews stole Palestinian land! The Jews Will Take Over the World by Next Thursday the Latest! The next time someone raises the idea of a “Greater Israel” or that the jews are taking over the world, ask them to find Israel on the map. “When the Arabs are doing the killing and the Jews are doing the dying, all is well and good with the world. When the Jews are doing...
  • The Ark Of The Covenant Has Been Discovered

    05/07/2017 10:55:29 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 51 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 05/07/2017 | Shoebat Foundation
    Psalm 132 - in what is probably the least read verse: Lord Jehovah, remember David and all his affliction! For he swore to Lord Jehovah and vowed to the God of Jacob: “I shall not enter to the roof of my house; I shall not ascend to the mattress of my bed,” “I shall not give sleep to my eyes, neither slumber to my eyebrows” “Until I find a place for Lord Jehovah and a tent for the God of Jacob“. Behold, we heard it in Ephrata and we found it in the fields. We shall enter his tabernacle and...