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  • Netanyahu calls Putin, takes neutral stance on Ukraine

    04/17/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/2014 | Herb Keinon
    Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu initiated a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss bilateral issues, Iran and Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement. ... Netanyahu does speak to Putin by phone from time to time, so Tuesday night's conversation - though not a regular occurence - is by no means unprecedented. Russia is a major player in three areas of major concern to Israel: Iran, Syria and arms sales to the Middle East. ... On Monday, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki denied a Haaretz report last week...
  • Is There New Evidence That Jesus Had a Wife?

    04/14/2014 9:05:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 212 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/14/2014 | Michael Brown
    The internet has been abuzz with intriguing headlines announcing that scholars have determined that the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” papyrus is “authentic” and that there is “no forgery evidence” in the manuscript. What exactly does this mean? And should Christians be concerned that a new discovery might contradict the biblical account and undermine their faith? Actually, the report from scholars working with the Harvard Divinity School found that the manuscript is much younger than previously thought – in other words, it is even further removed from the time of the New Testament than scholars originally believed – meaning that,...
  • The "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" Is Most Likely Not a Modern Fake

    04/11/2014 6:35:46 AM PDT · by Renfield · 87 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 4-10-2014 | Colin Schultz
    In 2012, Harvard researcher Karen King revealed the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife." A small piece of papyrus, the lightly worn document was written in Coptic Egyptian, with parts missing and ink faded, and didn't say much. But what it did say, wrote Ariel Sabar in Smithsonian Magazine two years ago was enough to “send jolts through the world of biblical scholarship—and beyond.” The fragment’s 33 words, scattered across 14 incomplete lines, leave a good deal to interpretation. But in King’s analysis, and as she argues in a forthcoming article in the Harvard Theological Review, the “wife” Jesus refers to is probably Mary Magdalene, and Jesus...
  • 'Poof, that was sort of the moment’

    04/09/2014 10:09:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/09/2014 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    It wasn’t what Kerry said on Tuesday, but how he said it, that generated headlines blaming Israel for exploding a deal to extend peace talks. “Poof, that was sort of the moment.” It wasn’t what US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday, but how he said it, that generated headlines from Jerusalem to New York blaming Israel for exploding a deal to extend the peace talks. It was a narrative exclamation, and pause, strong enough to be heard round the world. It fell, like a slow drumbeat, on one of the most sensitive issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,...
  • Kerry Tells Senate Committee Israel Busted Peace Talks-opens mouth, makes things worse

    04/09/2014 10:14:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 8th, 2014 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Every time Kerry opens his mouth about his Peace Talks Follies, he only makes things worse, especially for himself. Israel’s announcement last week of new homes for a southern Jerusalem neighborhood in an area claimed by the Palestinian Authority was the trigger that caused the blow-up in the American-led effort to extend peace talks, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told a Senate committee Tuesday. He told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that after Israel refused to release a fourth batch of terrorists, and then followed that decision with the housing tender in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem, “poof, that...
  • Bennett Tells Kerry Jerusalem Building 'No Poof'-they tried with 'poofs', 'booms', explosives

    04/09/2014 10:18:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4-9-14 | Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar
    Bennett fires back at Kerry, no apology for building in Jerusalem, which 'is no poof, it's Zionism.' Economics Minister Naftali Bennett fired back at US Secretary of State John Kerry's accusations before the Senate on Tuesday, where he blamed Israel for responsibility over the collapse of the peace talks. Kerry criticized Israel, saying "700 settlement units were announced in Jerusalem, and 'poof'...that was sort of the moment." His comment referred to a reissued call for tenders on over 700 housing units in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo last Tuesday. A construction freeze on Jewish building in Jerusalem, Judea and...
  • Was Babylon The Great a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem? Part II: Mother of Harlots and Sins of Sodom.

    04/09/2014 9:44:02 AM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 171 replies
    Apr 9, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    Was "Babylon The Great" a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem? Part II: Mother of Harlots and Sins of Sodom. Jerusalem was completely destroyed in 70 AD, and over 1.1 million people were slaughtered or starved to death; both as a result of an internal civil war, and a later siege and assault by the Roman armies. Yet there is barely a direct mention of the magnitude of destruction and death in the New Testament, with the exception of these passages in Luke: "And when [Jesus] was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known,...
  • Republican Jewish Coalition Blasts Kerry for Blaming Israel

    04/08/2014 8:36:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 4/9/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) strongly on Tuesday criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for placing the bulk of the blame on Israel for the stalled peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA). Kerry, who spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, “Israel didn't release the Palestinian prisoners on the day they were supposed to be freed, and another day passed, and another day, and then another 700 settlement units were announced in Jerusalem, and ‘poof’…that was sort of the moment.” In response, RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks said, “After almost nine months of negotiations, during which Israel...
  • ADIEU, ABBAS

    08/21/2003 5:29:28 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 36 replies · 233+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/21/03 | Eric Fettmann
    <p>Will Tuesday's horrific massacre in Jerusalem be the defining moment for Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas - the point at which he and top aides finally realize they can no longer get away with refusing to confront terrorism? Or will it be more of the same cat-and-mouse games that Abbas has been playing in order to avoid his crystal-clear obligations under President Bush's road map?</p>
  • For the U.S., Jerusalem Has No Connection with Israel

    04/07/2014 11:19:22 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 15 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    For the U.S., Jerusalem Has No Connection with Israel By Julio Severo A recent Jerusalem Post article notes, “Since the founding of Israel, U.S. presidents have declined to state a position on the status of Jerusalem.” For the U.S. government and its leftist Christian presidents, Jerusalem has no country. Yet, why are even U.S. conservative presidents included in this negative picture?             For God’s Word, those born in Jerusalem are always born in Israel. But why does the United States, a nation founded on Christian principles and capable of providing great leadership to the world, choose to ignore Israel’s special...
  • Blow the Trumpet in Zion (music video vanity)

    04/07/2014 7:05:52 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 11 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Published on Sep 22, 2012 | YouTube poster
    This song is a fav of mine. If nobody else likes it, well, I guess that's OK, too. If it offends, guess you shouldn't have clicked on the thread. Oh well. Hope some of you enjoy it. It's pretty loud, or can be so, wake up, LOL.
  • Is this the Holy Grail?

    04/01/2014 11:54:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 1, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Just in time for Easter, from The New York Daily News: Two historians claim the search for the Holy Grail is over.The famous cup used by Jesus Christ during the Last Supper was identified in a book written by Margarita Torres Jose Manuel Ortega del Rio, titled “Kings of the Grail” and published last week, as the jewel-encrusted goblet on display at the San Isidro Basilica in the northwestern Spanish city of Leon.News of the discovery caused masses of people to flock to the historic church to view the precious chalice – forcing the operators of the museum to pull...
  • Historians’ Explosive Claim: They’ve Found the Holy Grail

    03/31/2014 6:43:57 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 94 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 31 March 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    Spanish historians claim they’ve discovered the 2,000-year-old Holy Chalice, the biblical cup that Jesus Christ used during the Last Supper. Margarita Torres, a medieval history lecturer at León University and Jose Ortiza del Rio, an art historian, penned a new book claiming that years of research has led them to conclude that Christ’s chalice is somehow inside a medieval goblet that has been on display in Spain for 1,000 years, Daily Mail reported. Residing inside the Basilica of San Isidoro, a church in Spain that is located on the site of an ancient Roman temple, the goblet — known as...
  • Historians claim to have recovered Holy Grail

    03/31/2014 11:02:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 31, 2014 | Bob Fredericks
    Spanish historians say they have discovered what Monty Python could not – the Holy Grail, the legendary cup Jesus supposedly drank from at the Last Supper. The Spaniards – Margarita Torres and José Ortega del Río – believe the 2,000-year-old vessel is in a church in León in northern Spain. The pair spent three years studying the history of the chalice and last week published a book, “The Kings of the Grail,” making their case. The onyx chalice, they explained, was concealed within another antique vessel known as the Chalice of Dońa Urruca, which is located in León’s basilica of...
  • Rabbis Issue United Call to Establish Synagogue on Temple Mount (Jerusalem)

    03/31/2014 12:26:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 3/30/2014, 4:42 PM | Moshe Cohen
    A wide ranging group of rabbis from the National Religious camp have written a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu advocating the construction of a synagogue on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. Among the rabbis are those considered religiously “conservative” and who have avoided making public calls for prayers on the Temple Mount until now—including Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu—as well as those considered more “liberal,” including Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rabbi She’ar Yashuv-Cohen, Rabbi Menachem Borstein, and Rabbi Daniel Shilo. Many of the latter have also avoided calling for prayers on the Mount as well. …
  • Palestinian Religious Leaders: Jews Must not Pray at Kotel

    03/27/2014 4:15:34 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 60 replies
    The Palestinian Authority (P) Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash and the former Chief palestinians want soverignty over western wallJustice of the PA's Religious Court both recently declared that the PA's Islamic belief and political position is that Jews are prohibited from praying at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. Palestinian Media Watch has documented that the PA denies Israel's history and rights in Jerusalem, but these statements by top religious leaders go even further. The PA claims that the area of the Muslim holy site, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, includes not only the mosque itself, but extends over the...
  • New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem (Muslims Throw Puppies at IDF)

    03/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Israellycool ^ | March 18, 2014 | Judge Dan
    New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem Update: The source for this post is the “0404 News“, an internet based outlet that report predominantly about Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, IDF. More often than not, they are tipped directly by IDF and Police personnel about items, especially items that do not gain media attention, like rock throwing, firebombs, and other attacks on armed forces and civilians, often accompanied with private photos taken with their cellular phones. While I personally do not doubt the veracity of this report, it should be stated that as of now, no other news outlets...
  • Was "Babylon The Great" a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem?

    03/22/2014 1:35:03 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 322 replies
    March 22, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    Was "Babylon The Great" a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem? Recall that Jesus said: "… it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem" (Luke 13:33.) That is a very important statement to keep in mind when considering the following passages: and later in the same chapter of Luke, Jesus added: "…I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which...
  • The Time of Harvest for the Gentile and the Jew \o/[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Bible ^ | 3-6-14 | Jedediah
    My ostentatious being is what you must become, The nectar of my spirit attracting others to My kingdom, For you are my lilies out in the field, Sobriety to the weak so my spirit may harvest as they yield, Now a light in the darkness just as you, Release "my" wisdom my children for you are my morning dew, Just as My tribes harvested The Manna early each day, You are my hidden Manna revealed in a new way, For now the veils are lifted for through my spirit you shall have breakthrough, Both to the Gentile and the Jew,...
  • The Understanding of the Church Fathers Regarding the Olivet Discourse and the Fall of Jerusalem

    03/03/2014 8:08:43 AM PST · by dartuser · 29 replies
    Last year I presented a paper to this body regarding the Jewish historian Josephus’ understanding of the Olivet Discourse and the Fall of Jerusalem and particularly how Preterists had written about Josephus’ recording of the event. ... As I demonstrated last year, little if any of Josephus’ description satisfies the words of our Lord in His discourse. ... is there support for this type of understanding of the Fall of Jerusalem and the predictions of Christ within the writings of the Church that follows A.D. 70? Did the Church Fathers of the ensuing centuries look back on A.D. 70 as...
  • Arabs Set Police Station on Fire in Jerusalem

    02/28/2014 11:03:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 2/28/2014, 12:13 AM | Ari Yashar
    Jerusalem Arabs set ablaze a police station next to the Lions’ Gate in the capital’s Old City on Wednesday. Aryeh King, nationalist Jerusalem city councilman and member of the municipality’s Emergency and Security Committee, was present at the scene of the attack and managed to document it. According to King, instead of stopping the attackers, police officers fled the scene. “Unfortunately the prime minister is instructing the authorities to avoid eastern Jerusalem, and these are the results,” charged King. …
  • Iranian Official: ‘We are Preparing to Liberate Jerusalem’

    02/28/2014 1:49:40 PM PST · by xzins · 22 replies
    IsraPundit ^ | 28 Feb | Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin
    Militia carries out exercise to prepare for invasion of Holy City. General: the Islamic world is waiting for Tehran to call them to battle. The Islamist Basij militia force in Tehran ran a special military exercise Thursday and Friday preparing for an Iranian takeover of Jerusalem. The exercise, entitled “March to Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem),” included training in the event of such a takeover, including drills for the protection of cities, assistance and rescue, dealing with social unrest, the protection of sensitive and important military centers, dealing with the invasion and landing of “enemy” (IDF) forces from helicopters, and carrying out complicated...
  • Palestinians mark DFLP anniversary with armed procession near Jerusalem

    02/23/2014 10:19:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Palestinians in the village of Abu Dis, which lies just outside of the Jerusalem municipal boundaries, staged a procession over the weekend to mark the 45th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Marxist faction and a member organization of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Dozens of Palestinians were seen brandishing AK-47 and M16 semiautomatic rifles as well as hand grenades and pistols while clad in military gear, according to Israel Radio. A number of shots were fired in the air during the festivities. .....
  • Rouhani: Jerusalem Should be Liberated from Israel

    02/19/2014 8:22:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 2/20/2014, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Iran’s President, Hassan Rouhani, on Wednesday said that Jerusalem should “be liberated from the yoke of Israel.” The comments were made during a meeting in Tehran between Rouhani and the Speaker or the Palestinian Authority (PA) parliament, Salim Zanoun, and were reported by the semi-official Fars news agency. During the meeting, according to Fars, Rouhani expressed the support of the Iranian government and nation “for the oppressed people of Palestine”, and called for the “liberation of the Holy Quds (Jerusalem) from the yoke of Israel.” …
  • Obama's 'big breakthrough' coming by end of year - Leaked: Official declaration of Palestinian state

    02/18/2014 6:35:00 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    WND ^ | 18 Feb 14 | Aaron Klein
    <p>TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority received a pledge from the U.S. that by the end of 2014, the Obama administration will issue an official written declaration presenting general highlights of a future Palestinian state, a senior Palestinian negotiator told WND.</p>
  • 4 East Jerusalemites indicted for planning terrorist attack

    02/05/2014 4:21:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 02.05.14, 19:38 | Aviel Magnezi
    Four East Jerusalemites aged 19 to 21 were indicted with planning to carry out a shooting attack in a functions hall in the Jewish neighborhood of Bayit VeGan in Jerusalem. […] Two of the defendants planned to enter the hall through the main entrance dressed as haredim, along with the other guests. …
  • The Media Like Pretending Tel Aviv Is the Capital of Israel

    02/04/2014 9:04:49 AM PST · by Psalm 73 · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 4, 2014 | Daniel Pipes, NRO
    White House: The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, did not say that Tel Aviv was the capital. But he also would not say it was not, in this semi-comical exchange with reporters: First Reporter: What city does this Administration consider to be the capital of Israel? Jerusalem or Tel Aviv? Carney: Um . . . I haven’t had that question in a while. Our position has not changed. Can we, uh . . . First Reporter: What is the capital? Carney: You know our position. First Reporter: I don’t. Second Reporter: No, no. She doesn’t know, that’s why she...
  • Is Kerry In Denial? (What Liberal In't?)

    01/28/2014 9:15:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Does John Kerry understand the world he inherited? Is he in denial? Consider. At Davos, Switzerland, Kerry called it a "myth" that America is withdrawing, and "the most bewildering version of this disengagement myth is about a supposed U.S. retreat from the Middle East." Is he serious? How else does Kerry describe Obama's pullout of all U.S. troops from Iraq, and from Afghanistan by year's end? Syria is "someone else's civil war," says President Obama. If we do any strikes there, promised Kerry, they will be "unbelievably small," and rest assured there will be "no [U.S.] boots on the ground."...
  • Erekat: There Will be No 'Settlers' in 'Palestine'

    01/26/2014 10:30:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 1/26/14 | Elad Benari
    As expected, the Palestinian Authority (PA) reacted with outrage on Sunday to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s idea that if a Palestinian state is established in Judea and Samaria, Jews who wish to remain in that state should be allowed to do so. While Netanyahu did not publicly make this statement, a source in the Prime Minister's Office told reporters that Netanyahu believes there is no reason for the Palestinian state, if it is created, to be “mono-ethnic.” The source explained that the idea is a continuation of Netanyahu's statement in his speech at Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, in which he...
  • Palestinian In Damascus: “We Do Not Want Palestine..We Ask For Israeli Citizenship”

    01/27/2014 5:25:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israellycool ^ | 1/26/14 | Aussie Dave
    Tens of thousands of people in Yarmouk, mostly palestinians, have been besieged for months by Syrian government forces, with little access to food and medicine. The below video was taken in Yarmouk and posted to YouTube Palestinian In Damascus: “We Do Not Want Palestine..We Ask For Israeli Citizenship” Posted by: Aussie Dave in Aussie Dave January 26, 2014 4 Comments 156 Views Tens of thousands of people in Yarmouk, mostly palestinians, have been besieged for months by Syrian government forces, with little access to food and medicine. The below video was taken in Yarmouk and posted to YouTube . It’s...
  • Netanyahu’s aides threaten to fire Naftali Bennett

    01/29/2014 8:35:02 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/29/2014t | HAVIV RETTIG GUR
    In what appears to be the worst crisis yet for the governing coalition, sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday threatened to fire Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett over his criticism of Netanyahu a day earlier. “Bennett was given a message that he has to apologize clearly and unequivocally or there will be a price to pay,” a source in the Prime Minister’s Office told The Times of Israel. On Tuesday, Bennett delivered a speech lambasting the prime minister in the wake of a Times of Israel report according to which Netanyahu wants Jewish settlers to be...
  • The 'Kerry Plan': Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, recognition of Jewish state

    01/29/2014 11:15:30 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 21 replies
    The "Kerry Plan" is likely to be unveiled soon, Thomas Friedman of The New York Times wrote on Tuesday in a column titled "Why Kerry is Scary." The “Kerry Plan,” writes Friedman, is expected to "call for an end to the conflict and all claims, following a phased Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank (based on the 1967 lines)." Friedman also said that there will be "unprecedented security arrangements in the strategic Jordan Valley." According to Friedman, some settlements will remain under Israeli control and Israel will "compensate" Palestinians for the land. The plan will set east Jerusalem as the...
  • Sharing a united Jerusalem (op-ed: EU/UN security forces enforcing “Palestinian” sharia law?)

    01/30/2014 12:16:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.29.14, 08:49 | Rafael Castro
    Jerusalem will seal the fate of the current peace negotiations. Jews and Arabs must square the circle and recognize the legitimate demands of each side in order to clinch a genuine peace agreement. Is doing so a geometrical impossibility or can Jerusalem transcend the limits of political geometry? […] The Gordian knot negotiators need to tackle is reconciling Arab sovereignty aspirations with Jewish security rights. This political aporia can only be solved by looking beyond the bounds of European political convention. Although there are good reasons to oppose a Palestinian militarization of east Jerusalem, there is no reason Arabs in...
  • Obama’s Brother Joins Hamas, Wears Scarf Saying ‘Jerusalem Is Ours; We Are Coming’

    01/28/2014 5:37:25 PM PST · by FR_addict · 24 replies
    Israel Islam and EndTimes ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | Israel Islam and EndTimes
    MALIK OBAMA, brother of Barack Obama has been pictured at a charity function wearing a Hamas scarf (keffiyeh) that bears a well-known Palestinian slogan – ‘Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE COMING!’ While in Sanaa, Yemein in 2010, President Barack Obama’s brother Malik Obama was at an event billed as the Orphans Development Fund (ODF) Conference. It’s quite the ironic title considering a group photo Malik is in that he has posted to his website. In the photo, he can be seen wearing a Hamas scarf (keffiyeh) that bears a well-known Palestinian slogan – ‘Jerusalem is ours – WE ARE...
  • ‘Gov’t to Split Jerusalem—Where are the Rabbis?’

    01/24/2014 10:55:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 1/23/2014, 9:01 AM | Maayana Miskin
    The government is planning to cede several sites in ancient Jerusalem to Muslim and Christian ownership, and Israel’s rabbis remain silent, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel has accused. “There is a terrible plan, called the ‘holy basin,’ to split Jerusalem between Christians, Muslims and Jews,” Rabbi Ariel said, speaking to Arutz Sheva. Rabbi Ariel, who heads the Temple Institute, continued, “The Christians will get the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Zion, the Muslims will get the Temple Mount, and we Jews will need to visit the Kotel (Western Wall) under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority.” The Palestinian Authority (PA)...
  • PA Minister: Jihad Should be Directed at Jerusalem, Not Syria (Palestinian Authority)

    01/22/2014 5:58:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 1/22/2014, 6:45 AM | Elad Benari
    In the latest incident of Palestinian Authority (PA) incitement against Israel, a PA minister openly called for “Jihad” in Jerusalem. […] “Jerusalem is still waiting. Jerusalem is the direction. Jerusalem is the address,” Habbash stressed in the speech, adding that “evil hands” were “conducting a filthy game” intended to weaken the Islamic nation and “to divert the compass away from its true direction.” “We must convey a message to the people who have seized the Yarmouk refugee camp [in Syria], with slogans, pretexts, and false baseless claims. We say to them: Resistance and Jihad should not be waged in the...
  • Former Canadian Minister ‘Shocked’ by Visit to Temple Mount (saw discrimination against Jews)

    01/20/2014 9:06:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2014, 5:44 AM | Elad Benari
    A former Canadian minister who visited the Temple Mount on Sunday was shocked to learn of the discrimination shown by Israeli police officers towards Jews. Stockwell Day, who served as Canada’s Minister of Public Safety between 2006 and 2008, visited the Temple Mount following a coincidental meeting with a resident of Jerusalem, Yosef Rabin, who regularly visits the Temple Mount compound. […] “[The former Canadian minister] was shocked over how Jewish police can do these things to Jews. He did not understand how one can talk about the reunification of Jerusalem while at the same time Jews are not allowed...
  • Abbas says he won’t make concessions on Jerusalem

    01/11/2014 11:18:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 11, 2013 12:51 PM EST | Dalia Nammari
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sent a defiant message to Israel’s leadership and U.S. mediators Saturday, telling cheering supporters that the Palestinians “won’t kneel” and won’t drop demands for a capital in east Jerusalem. Abbas’ unusually fiery speech highlighted the wide gaps between him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the outlines of a peace deal. It also raised new doubts about the chances of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to bridge those gaps in coming weeks and come up with a framework for an agreement. Abbas adopted tough positions in the wide-ranging speech, saying that “there will be...
  • Jerusalem cannot be sacrificed for peace

    01/09/2014 9:54:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.09.14, 10:25 | Hagai Segal
    In a normal state of affairs, there would be no need for Miri Regev’s bill. Two important laws, which have been included in our book of laws since the past millennium, should prevent negotiations over Jerusalem to begin with. One is Basic Law: Jerusalem, 1980, and the other is a more ancient law which prescribes an irreversible punishment for anyone working to remove sovereign territories from the State. Since Rabin’s murder, those who quote it are usually accused of incitement, so we’ll give up on the full wording here. A word to the wise is enough as is Miri Regev...
  • Obama/Kerry using limitless leverage to emasculate Israel

    01/09/2014 1:38:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | January 8, 2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Jewish state must walk away from phony 'peace' negotiations now. On Sunday, Issa Karaka, the Palestinian Authority's minister for jailed terrorists, announced that in the next round of terrorist releases, Israel will release not only Palestinian terrorist murderers, but Israeli Arabs who murdered Israeli Jews in terrorist attacks. As late as last week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was said to have completely rejected the Palestinian demand. But in response to Karaka's statement, Netanyahu's spokesman said only that the release of Israeli Arab terrorists would be subject to the approval of the government. In other words, Karaka was probably telling the...
  • Kerry in Israel on new Mideast peace push

    01/02/2014 12:34:10 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 8 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | 2 hours ago | AFP By Jo Biddle
    Jerusalem (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday as he pushed a framework for Middle East peace talks, amid growing tension with the Palestinians. Related Stories Kerry launches 2014 with all-out bid for Mideast peace AFP Abbas warns of legal action on Israel settlements before Kerry visit AFP Israel, Palestinians talk tough ahead of Kerry visit AFP Kerry heads to Middle East next week for peace talks: U.S. official Reuters Kerry in New Year trip to Mideast for peace talks AFP The two met in Jerusalem, launching what is expected to be...
  • Walled Nativity Scene Borders On Anti-Semitism, Jewish Leaders Say

    12/14/2007 7:25:59 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 100 replies · 2,226+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | Julie Stahl
    Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - The sale of Nativity scenes with a wall running through the middle to symbolize Israel's security barrier borders on anti-Semitism, Jewish groups are saying. The Amos Trust, a British Christian charity that works with needy communities around the world, is selling the traditional Nativity sets with a political twist, noting that the wise men won't reach the stable because of the wall. The Amos Trust says its Nativity sets are made by Palestinian carpenters from olive wood from Bethlehem. Israel started building its security barrier -- a series of walls and fences -- in response to an...
  • Report: Obama to Hand Over Christian Holy Sites to Palestinian Thugs

    12/30/2013 1:02:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 29, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Once again Barack Obama is going to push Israel to hand over half of Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, The Temple Mount, Old Jerusalem, and the tomb of Jesus Christ to the Hamas-Fatah terrorists. Barack Obama believes giving the terrorists more land will result in peace. It’s as if the Gaza transfer and disaster never happened. The Times of Israel reported: US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer Israeli and Palestinian negotiators a political trade-off: Israeli recognition of the 1967 lines as a basis for the future Palestinian state, in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of...
  • Christmas message from Heads of Churches in Jerusalem

    12/24/2013 5:33:06 AM PST · by MarkBsnr · 2 replies
    Independant Catholic News ^ | Tuesday, December 24, 2013 | Heads of Churches in Jerusalem
    “In Him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1. 4,5) We, the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, share with you the joy of this Christmas season of the Incarnation. Our physical closeness to the town of Bethlehem where this took place is a constant reminder to us of its wonderful reality. We praise God for the Word made flesh in the person of Jesus Christ from the pure blood of the Blessed Virgin Mary and for her willingness to...
  • Secret Peace Talk Contents Revealed By PA Sources

    12/23/2013 1:45:04 AM PST · by ScaniaBoy · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23 December 2013 | Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff
    US 'offensive' aims for Jan. interim agreement, Jerusalem internationally managed, Israeli withdrawals and 'earned' Jewishness. The Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiating team has revealed some of contents of the secretive peace talks it has been holding with Israel, under American auspices. Independent journalist Baruch Yedid, who has maintained ongoing contact with official and unofficial PA sources, described to Arutz Sheva the situation taking place behind the smoke screen. According to Yedid, talks are advancing with the goal of a framework agreement in January, well before the 9-month period set for talks. Yedid's sources reveal that the agreement includes long term Israeli...
  • Feiglin: The ‘Right’ Has Disappeared From Knesset (on vote against dividing Jerusalem)

    12/20/2013 3:19:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 12/20/2013, 1:11 AM | Ari Yashar
    Deputy Knesset Speaker MK Moshe Feiglin was the only MK from the nationalist camp to vote in favor of MK Yaakov Litzman’s (UTJ) bill requiring 80 MKs to approve any withdrawals from Jerusalem, Israel’s capital. The bill was rejected on Wednesday. Only 12 MKs voted for the bill, all of whom were from the hareidi-religious parties other than Feiglin. Speaking to Arutz Sheva​, Feiglin said, “I looked at the empty seats of Likud, Jewish Home, and Yisrael Beytenu, and when their names were called and ‘not present’ was called—I thought to myself, truly the ‘right’ is not present.” …
  • US, Germany Threaten IDF Not to Move Academies to Mt. Scopus (in Jerusalem)

    12/19/2013 1:32:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 12/19/2013, 10:58 AM | David Lev
    The United States and Germany have issued an ultimatum to the IDF, a report Thursday said: No American or German army officers will work with IDF training academies if the army goes ahead with plans to relocate them to Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. The ultimatum could explain why Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced earlier this week that the plan to move them was to be delayed. Sources said that the IDF has begun looking for other sites for its military program as a result. …
  • U.S. plan gives Jerusalem holy sites to Vatican

    12/16/2013 9:52:19 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 74 replies
    WND ^ | 16 Dec 13 | Aaron Klein
    U.S. plan gives Jerusalem holy sites to Vatican International mandate to control sections of Israel's capital TEL AVIV – Secretary of State John Kerry quietly presented a U.S. plan for eastern Jerusalem that calls for an international administrative mandate to control holy sites in the area, according to informed Palestinian and Israeli diplomatic sources. The exact composition of the international mandate is up for discussion, the sources said, but Kerry’s plan recommended a coalition that includes the Vatican, together with a group of Muslim countries such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The international arrangement is being proposed as a temporary...
  • PLO Angered by Planned NBC Cable Series Set in Jerusalem

    12/13/2013 11:01:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 12, 2013 - 4:36 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    The prospect of a new television action drama by the Israeli writer of the popular “Homeland” series being set in Jerusalem has raised the ire of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, which wants the plan stopped and is already calling for a boycott of the production. The PLO expends considerable energy challenging historical Jewish links to Israel’s capital and clearly views the proposed series, which will have a strong archeology theme, as a threat to that effort. Entitled “DIG,” and scheduled to debut in the U.S. on NBC’s USA Network late next year, the six-episode series features “an FBI agent stationed...
  • Jerusalem locked down by "historic" snowstorm

    12/13/2013 8:40:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    ERUSALEM - The hilltop city of Jerusalem was paralyzed on Friday by a snowstorm of "historic" proportions, with its mayor calling out the army to help stranded motorists. "We are battling a storm of rare ferocity," Mayor Nir Barkat said in a statement as snow in the Holy City piled up to around 37 centimeters, while outlying areas had much deeper drifts. One weather forecaster described the snowstorm as "historic" on public radio. Temperatures in the city were predicted to reach a high of two degrees Celsius during Friday and drop below freezing at night, with snowfall that started on...