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  • Israel pays Jordan $5 million

    01/20/2018 11:16:04 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/18 | Orly Harari
    Jordan's al-Rad newspaper on Saturday morning reported that Israel had transferred $5 million to the Jordanian government as compensation for the deaths of Mohammed Jawada and Bashir Hamarna, who were shot by an Israeli security guard, as well as for the death of Jordanian "judge" Raed Zeiter. In July 2017, a Jordanian furniture worker attacked the deputy security officer serving in the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan. The attack, which occurred at the official's home adjacent to the embassy, took place while furniture was being moved into the residence. According to the report, one of the two Jordanian workers moving...
  • Briefing on Syria (U.S. State Department)

    01/20/2018 10:52:31 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    The US State Department ^ | January 19, 2018 | Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference
    Special Briefing Senior State Department Official Via Teleconference January 19, 2018 MODERATOR: Good morning. Thank you, sir. Good morning, everyone, and thanks for joining us for today’s background call on U.S. policy on Syria, and specifically the implications of the Secretary’s speech that took place in California earlier this week. We’re joined today by [Senior State Department Official], who will be referred to as Senior State Department Official. As a reminder, today’s call is on background and will be embargoed until the conclusion of the call. With that, I’m happy to turn it over to our senior State Department official...
  • US likely to designate embassy in Jerusalem as early as 2019

    01/20/2018 7:36:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2018 7:45 PM EST | Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee
    The Trump administration is expected to approve a plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as early as next year, rather than waiting for several years, Trump administration officials said Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been considering several options since President Donald Trump, late last year, declared Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital and announced the United States would finally move its embassy there from Tel Aviv. Tillerson has said previously that building a new facility that satisfies the significant security requirements is a complex process involving site-selection, permitting and construction. He’s said that process is...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/20/18)[Prayer]

    01/20/2018 7:26:27 AM PST · by left that other site · 8 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/20/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Meditating Upon The Names and Attributes of God 

"El Bethel" (Old Testament) Genesis 35:7 7 There he built an altar, and he called the place El Bethel,[a] because it was there that God revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother. 
Footnotes: 
 1. Genesis 35:7 El Bethel means God of Bethel. (End of Scripture Passage) 



"El Bethel" Our God is Omnipresent, which means He Is Everywhere at the Same Time. This is NOT the same thing as "Pantheism", which says that "god is in everything so everything is god". Even...
  • Rabbis Pledge To Protect African Asylum-Seekers Facing Deportation From Israel

    01/20/2018 12:27:41 AM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | January 19, 2018 | Carol Kuruvilla
    A rabbi in Israel is calling on fellow Jewish activists in the country to protect the thousands of African asylum-seekers the government is threatening to deport. Religious leaders from the advocacy group Rabbis for Human Rights expressed their willingness on Tuesday to open up their own homes to shelter the migrants. Rabbi Susan Silverman, sister of the American comedian Sarah Silverman, promoted the idea during a conference in Jerusalem and received the support of about 130 religious leaders who had assembled there, Haaretz reports. Silverman said the rabbis’ activism is driven by their Jewish faith ― and the fear that...
  • WATCH: CNN Stunned By What Democratic Ohio Voters Think About Trump

    01/19/2018 1:11:53 PM PST · by aquila48 · 45 replies
    Political Forum ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ben Callen
    CNN’s Martin Savage interviewed a diverse group of Democratic voters from Ohio on Wednesday who all praised President Donald Trump for the things he has done during his first year in office. The group of Democratic voters, who had all crossed over to vote for Trump during the 2016 election, agreed in their assessments of the president and on the importance of his key agenda goals, like ending illegal immigration. When asked how they thought he was performing, the group replied, "Fantastic," "Phenomenal," "Better than I ever would have dreamt," and "He's doing wonderful, he's staying on task." The panel...
  • The President is Healthy, And So Is the Economy

    01/18/2018 4:22:57 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-18-18 | MOTUS
    It must be frustrating for his media detractors and the Never Trumpers. They’ve tried throwing everything and the kitchen sink at him but nothing sticks. He’s a racist.He’s a liar.He’s a misogynist.He’s colluding with Russia.He’s  unstable.He’s mentally unfit.He’s got dementia.He’s unhealthy.Did I mention he’s a racist? Having been unable to prove any of the first four allegations the media was certain the results of President Trump’s annual physical would confirm the next four. Although the initial reports proved to be disappointing they pursued the details of the results like rabid dogs. Although  none of them are real doctors they all...
  • When Saddam Hussein Bombed Tel Aviv

    01/19/2018 5:11:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 1-18-18 | Yona Schnitzer
    Moshe Arens, Israel’s defense minister at the time of the 1991 Gulf War, wanted to launch a ground operation against Iraqi missile launchers firing missiles at Tel Aviv, but ran into strong opposition from then-IDF Chief of Staff Dan Shomron, according to recordings from IDF archives released Thursday on the 26th anniversary of the war. After American forces invaded Iraq in January 1991, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein fired a total of 39 modified Soviet ‘Scud’ missiles at Israel in the hope the Jewish State would respond to the provocation by striking back at a Iraq. He reasoned the move would...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(1/19/18)[Prayer]

    01/19/2018 5:56:16 AM PST · by left that other site · 15 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/19/18 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Meditating Upon The Names and Attributes of God 

"Elohim Bashamayim - GOD in Heaven" (Old Testament) Joshua 2:11 11 When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. (End of Scripture Passage) 



"Elohim Bashamayim - GOD in Heaven" Before attacking Jericho, Joshua sent two spies into the city. Rahab, a prostitute who lived in the defensive wall(probably NOT the best neighborhood!), assisted the spies and helped them escape, with the provision...
  • Gallup: Only Israel, Three Other Countries Like Trump More Than Obama

    01/18/2018 7:48:54 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-18-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    Although Trump has been far from perfect so far as president, he's a great upgrade from Obama. For instance, see Trump's major tax cut bill and his other job-growth policies, and his appointment of conservative judges. And that's not all: he's fulfilled his promise to restore relations with Israel. Clearly, the only Jewish state and the only Mideast democracy is well aware of that fact: A new poll shows that a wide swath of Israelis approves of United States President Donald Trump's performance in his first year of office. According to the Gallup poll, 67% of Israelis say they approve...
  • Israel to reopen embassy in Jordan, which touts apology over shooting

    01/18/2018 2:45:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 18/1/18 | Dov Lieber and Alexander Fulbright
    A Jordanian government spokesperson said Thursday evening that he had received from Israel an “official memorandum” apologizing for the deaths of two Jordanians in a shooting incident at the Israeli Embassy in Amman in July, and the killing of a Jordanian judge in a separate incident in 2014. Shortly afterward, the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office put out a statement announcing that the embassy, which was closed in the wake of July’s incident, will reopen. The Jordanian spokesperson, Mohammad Momani, also said Israel had agreed to comply with all the kingdom’s preconditions for resuming regular diplomatic relations between the two sides....
  • US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says

    01/18/2018 9:11:23 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 54 replies
    fox news ^ | January 17, 2018 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    Speaking at Stanford University after being introduced by former top diplomat Condoleezza Rice, Tillerson said the Trump administration was determined not to repeat President Barack Obama's "mistake" when he withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011. Republicans for years have argued the withdrawal created the opening for IS' rapid expansion.... Securing a successful U.N. peace process, getting Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power, ridding Syria of Iran's influence and eradicating all weapons of mass destruction in the country.
  • Senior Democratic Staffer: ‘We Do Not Care About Anti-Semitism’

    01/18/2018 10:40:43 AM PST · by pabianice · 44 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/18/18 | Harrington
    A senior policy adviser to Democratic senator Patty Murray (Wash.) said her office in the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions does "not care about anti-Semitism," according to two people who attended the meeting. "We don't care about anti-Semitism in this office," Murray's senior adviser said. "We care about transgenders, we care about blacks, we care about Hispanics, we care about gays, we care about lesbians, we care about the disabled." "We don't care about anti-Semitism in this office," he said.
  • Lebanese parliament speaker: Boycott Trump administration

    01/16/2018 2:24:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/18
    Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has renewed his call for the transfer of Islamic embassies from Washington and for the boycott of United States President Donald Trump's administration until it reverses its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Warning of Trump's policies in the Arab world, Berri said: “We stand before attempts of a radical shift in American policies. Trump's decision is at the forefront of this coup.” Speaking on Tuesday at the Conference of Islamic Parliaments in Support of Jerusalem in Iran, Berri called for the closure of all “Israeli embassies in Arab and Islamic capitals,” he also called...
  • India's Modi gives warm welcome to Israel's Netanyahu

    01/16/2018 12:59:35 AM PST · by beaversmom · 6 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | January 15, 2018 | Zeenat Saberin
    New Delhi, India - Diplomatic talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu are set to begin on Monday during the latter's first official trip to India. Modi accorded Netanyahu a warm welcome when he arrived on Sunday and vowed to "further cement the close friendship" between Israel and India. The highly publicised visit comes after New Delhi voted against the United States decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the UN General Assembly last month. But despite India's record in abstaining or voting against Israel on the international level, Netanyahu's visit...
  • SHUT DOWN UNRWA

    01/10/2018 5:09:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | JANUARY 8, 2018
    UNRWA – which employs 11,500 employees in Gaza alone – should be radically revamped, if not disbanded altogether. 3 minute read. A Palestinian woman takes part in a protest against possible reductions of the services and aid offered by United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in front of UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City August 16, 2015.. (photo credit: REUTERS/MOHAMMED SALEM) The US under the leadership of President Donald Trump is rightly reconsidering the logic of funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine – at least as it operates presently. Some $125 million, which makes up about...
  • U.S. freezes grant to UNRWA

    01/06/2018 7:44:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/18 | Elad Benari
    The United States administration froze a $125 million grant to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN’s agency for “Palestinian refugees”, which was supposed to be delivered on January 1, Channel 10 News reported on Friday, citing three Western diplomats. The amount frozen is one-third of the annual funding the United States provides the organization, according to the report. The three diplomats, who asked to remain anonymous because of the political sensitivity of the issue, told Channel 10 the grant had been frozen until the end of the reexamination of U.S. aid to the Palestinians, which began...
  • Our World: Trump kicks America’s Palestinian habit [Caroline Glick]

    01/06/2018 7:34:49 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    jpost.com ^ | Caroline Glick
    It was probably a coincidence that US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hailed the Iranian anti-regime protesters and threatened to end US financial support for UNRWA – the UN Palestinian refugee agency – and the Palestinian Authority more generally in the same briefing. But they are integrally linked. It is no coincidence that Hamas is escalating its rocket attacks on Israel as the Iranian regime confronts the most significant domestic challenge it has ever faced. As IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said this week, Iranian assistance to Hamas is steadily rising. Last August, Hamas acknowledged that Iran...
  • Scoop: U.S. freezes funds to U.N. relief agency, diplomats say

    01/05/2018 6:53:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/5/18 | Barak Ravid
    The Trump administration has frozen $125 million in funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which provides aid to Palestinian refugees, according to three Western diplomats who were informed of the move. They said the funding, one third of the annual U.S. donations to the agency, was supposed to be transferred by Jan. 1 but was withheld. Why it matters: A funding freeze could be seen as a slap against the organization — which the U.S. and Israel consider to be biased against Israel and too politicized — and an attempt to pressure the Palestinians to return...
  • UNRWA: U.S. cut 'threatens regional stability'

    01/16/2018 5:08:06 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/1/18 | Ben Ariel
    UNRWA, the UN agency for “Palestinian refugees” on Tuesday responded to the U.S. decision to cut the funding it provides to the organization by half. "Given the long, trusted, and historic relationship between the United States and UNRWA, this reduced contribution threatens one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavors in the Middle East," said UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl in a statement. “The reduced contribution also impacts regional security at a time when the Middle East faces multiple risks and threats, notably that of further radicalization," he warned. .....