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  • Prophetic shocker: Romans didn't destroy Temple

    08/23/2009 5:16:05 AM PDT · by kingattax · 55 replies · 2,090+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 21, 2009
    One of the central tenets of the Christian belief in a coming Roman Antichrist is under fire because, as the author of a new book shows, the destruction of the Jerusalem in A.D. 70 was actually carried out by peoples from the Middle East, not Europe. As Joel Richardson, author of "The Islamic Antichrist," writes today in WND's commentary section, one of the pillars of the European Antichrist theory is a prophecy in Daniel 9: "The people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary." When the Temple was destroyed in A.D. 70 and...
  • PA University Lecturer: No Jewish Connection to Western Wall (video)

    08/19/2009 4:30:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 467+ views ^ | 8/19/09 | staff
    ( A Palestinian Authority university lecturer was the latest PA academic to rewrite history and deny Jewish history in Jerusalem, which was the Jewish capital for a full 1,600 years before Muhammad authored the Muslim Koran. The lecturer denied the Jewish people's connection to the Western Wall of the Jewish Temple.
  • Finding King Herod's Tomb

    08/02/2009 6:17:08 PM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 1,827+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | July 2009 | Barbara Kreiger
    After a 35-year search, an Israeli archaeologist is certain he has solved the mystery of the biblical figureÂ’s final resting place Shielding my eyes from the glare of the morning sun, I look toward the horizon and the small mountain that is my destination: Herodium, site of the fortified palace of King Herod the Great. I'm about seven miles south of Jerusalem, not far from the birthplace of the biblical prophet Amos, who declared: "Let justice stream forth like water." Herod's reign over Judea from 37 to 4 B.C. is not remembered for justice but for its indiscriminate cruelty. His...
  • Reclaiming Biblical Jerusalem

    06/30/2009 8:06:52 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 24 replies · 884+ views ^ | June 30, 2009 / 8 Tammuz 5769 | by Rachel Ginsberg
    The world of archeology is rocked by evidence of King David's palace unearthed in Jerusalem. How Jewish is Jerusalem? You might think that's a silly question, but in the world of academia, revisionist history and even biblical archaeology, scholars have cast the shadow of doubt over Judaism's intrinsic connection to Jerusalem. The Moslem Waqf, the religious authority that administers the Temple Mount -- the site of Judaism's First and Second Temples -- has been claiming for years that there was never a temple there. But the idea that Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people and Jerusalem its...
  • The Beleaguered Christians in Bethlehem

    06/27/2009 2:47:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies · 329+ views
    Christian families have long been complaining of intimidation and land theft by Muslims, especially those working for the Palestinian Authority. Many Christians in Bethlehem and the nearby [Christian] towns of Bet Sahour and Bet Jalla have repeatedly complained that Muslims have been seizing their lands either by force or through forged documents. In recent years, not only has the number of Christians continued to dwindle, but Bethlehem and its surroundings also became hotbeds for Hamas and Islamic Jihad supporters and members. Moreover, several Christian women living in these areas have complained about verbal and sexual assaults by Muslim men. .....
  • The Beleaguered Christians in Bethlehem

    06/27/2009 2:53:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies · 377+ views
    Hudson New York ^ | 5/12/09 | Khaled Abu Toami
    Christian families have long been complaining of intimidation and land theft by Muslims, especially those working for the Palestinian Authority. Many Christians in Bethlehem and the nearby [Christian] towns of Bet Sahour and Bet Jalla have repeatedly complained that Muslims have been seizing their lands either by force or through forged documents. In recent years, not only has the number of Christians continued to dwindle, but Bethlehem and its surroundings also became hotbeds for Hamas and Islamic Jihad supporters and members. Moreover, several Christian women living in these areas have complained about verbal and sexual assaults by Muslim men. .....
  • Can Third Temple be built without destroying Dome of the Rock?...

    06/22/2009 1:48:53 PM PDT · by TaraP · 100 replies · 2,764+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 21st, 2009
    A new Jewish interfaith initiative launched last week argues building the Third Jewish Temple in Jerusalem would not necessitate the destruction of the Dome of the Rock. "God's Holy Mountain Vision" project hopes to defuse religious strife by showing that Jews' end-of-days vision could harmoniously accommodate Islam's present architectural hegemony on the Temple Mount. This vision of religious shrines in peaceful proximity can transform the Temple Mount from a place of contention to its original sacred role as a place of worship shared by Jews, Muslims and Christians," said Yoav Frankel, director of the initiative. The Interfaith Encounter Association at...
  • URGENT: OBAMA TO PROPOSE DIVIDING JERUSALEM :: Making The Holy City The Capital Of Palestine

    06/02/2009 4:36:20 PM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 542 replies · 13,957+ views
    Email From: ^ | May 20, 2009 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    (Washington, D.C., May 20, 2009) — Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has just finished his visit to Washington. Full analysis on my weblog, including a link to the YouTube clip of me on Glenn Beck’s show with a former CIA analyst who says he wouldn’t care if Israel ceased to exist. MUST WATCH:Joel On The Glen Beck Show That said, there’s more troubling news this morning. I’m horrified by credible reports that in his June 4th speech in Cairo, President Obama will say it is time to divide Jerusalem and make the holy city the capital of a Palestinian state. No,...
  • Associated Press Whitewashes Holy Land Terrorists

    05/27/2009 2:41:46 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 264+ views
    Google News/The Lid ^ | 5/27/09 | The Lid
    At the end of December 2008, the word GUILTY was read a total of 108 times in a Dallas court room jury convicted the Holy Land foundation and each of the five defendants of raising money to fund Hamas terrorism. The defendants were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group. Today the Holy Land terror trial defendants were sentenced. But if you look at the Associated Press report they were boy scouts with an attitude problem. The headline which has been picked up by newspapers all across...
  • Arab Sheikh: Netanyahu will Try to Rebuild the Jewish Temple

    05/26/2009 1:01:02 PM PDT · by Tzvi · 75 replies · 2,339+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 26. 2009 | Gil Ronen
    Sheikh Raad Salah, leader of the Northern Wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel, believes Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will try to rebuild the Jewish Temple. Speaking at a conference organized by website Islam Online in Doha, Qatar, Salah stated his belief that Netanyahu may try to build the Jewish Temple – which the Islamic preacher called “the false temple” – during his current term after allegedly failing to do so in his first term as Prime Minister in the late 1990s.
  • Netanyahu Rejects Obama's 'UN Flag at Kotel'; Star of David to Remain

    05/22/2009 3:12:26 AM PDT · by Tzvi · 54 replies · 1,966+ views
    Israel National News ^ | May 22. 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem Thursday night that the Israeli flag will continue to fly over the Western Wall (Kotel). The first prime minister in years to appear at the venerable yeshiva on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), he ignored U.S. President Barack Obama’s apparent trial balloon that he wants to see the United Nations flag fly over the Old City holy sites.
  • On the Pope's Trip to the Holy Land

    05/21/2009 6:51:37 PM PDT · by ELS · 8 replies · 328+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 20, 2009 | Benedict XVI
    On the Pope's Trip to the Holy Land "I Presented Myself as a Pilgrim of Faith" VATICAN CITY, MAY 20, 2009 ( Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience in St. Peter's Square. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, I pause today to speak about the apostolic journey that I made May 8-15 to the Holy Land, for which I do not cease to give thanks to the Lord, because it has shown itself to be a great gift for the Successor of Peter and for the whole Church. I wish...
  • Netanyahu to present Obama with Twain's Holy Land memoir

    05/18/2009 6:57:48 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies · 861+ views
    Haaretz ^ | May 19, 2009 | Maya Sela
    > In his travel memoir, Twain describes a 1867 trip to the Land of Israel, which he finds a backward and desolate place devoid of culture or law. "Renowned Jerusalem itself, the stateliest name in history, has lost all its ancient grandeur, and is become a pauper village," he states, calling it a country where prosperity had died out, a place of lost splendor and beauty where joy has turned to sorrow, and where silence and death prevail in its holy places.
  • The Pope's Israel Trip Was a Success

    05/16/2009 11:04:01 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 17 replies · 513+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 05-16-09 | YECHIEL ECKSTEIN
    The world desperately needs Benedict's model of reconciliation.Jerusalem Most Israelis seem to agree that the pope's just concluded trip to Israel wasn't a raving success. Far from healing wounds, his address at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum garnered harsh criticism for failing to adequately address the horrors memorialized there. I see the visit in a much more positive light.
  • "I wish to proclaim anew..." (Pope's "Controversial" Statement in the Holy Land) [Ecumenical]

    05/15/2009 7:58:04 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 70 replies · 1,524+ views
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 5/15/2009 | His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
    Saint John’s Gospel has left us an evocative account of the visit of Peter and the Beloved Disciple to the empty tomb on Easter morning. Today, at a distance of some twenty centuries, Peter’s Successor, the Bishop of Rome, stands before that same empty tomb and contemplates the mystery of the Resurrection. Following in the footsteps of the Apostle, I wish to proclaim anew, to the men and women of our time, the Church’s firm faith that Jesus Christ “was crucified, died and was buried”, and that “on the third day he rose from the dead”. Exalted at the...
  • Thousands Greet Pope in Nazareth

    05/14/2009 10:03:19 PM PDT · by americanophile · 1 replies · 304+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Howard Schneider
    NAZARETH, Israel, May 14 -- A newly erected concrete spire sliced high into the air over an altar spread beneath, turning a dusty amphitheater here in northern Israel into a church foNational flags and ecumenical banners stood out in the breeze, and quavering Arabic melodies alternated with the sounds of English and Latin. Pope Benedict XVI traveled to the boyhood home of Jesus on Thursday to celebrate the final Mass of his eight-day trip to the Middle East. The ceremony served as a boisterous send-off for the 82-year-old pontiff, who returns to Rome on Friday. "Viva al baba!" the crowd...
  • THE POPE STANDS UP (and walks out on Palestinian leader Sheikh Taysir al-Tamimi)

    05/12/2009 11:09:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 3,190 replies · 24,970+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 12, 2009
    In an action that spoke far louder than words, Pope Benedict yesterday walked out of an interfaith meeting in Jerusalem after the chief Islamic judge of the Palestinian Authority launched into an anti-Israeli diatribe. The pontiff, on his first day in Jerusalem, did not realize at first that Sheikh Taysir al-Tamimi, speaking in Arabic, was condemning the "crimes of the Jewish state" and accusing Israel of having "slaughtered women, children and senior citizens." But as soon as he was told the nature of the sheikh's tirade, he stood and left the meeting, which took place at Notre Dame church, before...
  • Rabbi to pope: Go split Rome

    05/13/2009 5:48:33 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 198 replies · 3,765+ views
    WND ^ | May 12, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – If Pope Benedict XVI so fervently supports a Palestinian state – which would split sections of Israel – he also should divide Rome, charged the leader of a coalition of more than 350 Israeli rabbinic leaders and pulpit rabbis. "I was shocked to hear that the first thing the pope had to say when he landed in Israel was that the Holy Land must be divided to make room for a Palestinian state," said Joseph Gerlitzky, rabbi of central Tel Aviv and chairman of the Rabbinical Congress for Peace, which includes some of Israel's most prominent Jewish leaders....
  • Forgiving Sometimes Means Forgetting (The Pope's Unique Role in the Holy Land)

    05/13/2009 3:14:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 467+ views
    ZNA ^ | May 13, 2009 | Father Thomas D. Williams, LC
    JERUSALEM, MAY 13, 2009 ( Benedict XVI left Jerusalem for Bethlehem early this morning amidst further carping from the locals; I couldn't help but raise my heart to God in gratitude for this gentle, German Pope. I realized just how unique his mission is in this faction-torn land of continual squabbles over everything from land to doctrinal minutiae. The fact is that the Holy Father didn't come to the Holy Land to play party politics, not even for his own "party." He didn't come merely as a representative of the Catholic Church, but truly on behalf of everyone involved, on behalf...
  • Pope comes under criticism in Israel

    05/12/2009 1:14:49 PM PDT · by americanophile · 12 replies · 571+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | May 12, 2009 | Philip Pullella and Jeffrey Heller
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Vatican had to play down Pope Benedict's teenage membership of the Hitler Youth on Tuesday as Israeli disappointment at a lack of emotion in his remarks on the Holocaust dogged his tour of the Holy Land. The speaker of the Knesset, echoing many of his compatriots, accused the German-born pope of showing detachment on Monday from Jewish suffering under the Nazis. He referred to Benedict as "a German who joined the Hitler Youth and ... Hitler's army." The Vatican spokesman at first flatly denied that Benedict, 82, was ever in the Nazi youth movement. But when...