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  • Arab Video Encourages Murder of Jews in Old city

    10/09/2015 11:22:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 7th, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    A video uploaded to YouTube* by a Hamas account on Oct. 6 glorifies and encourages murdering Jews in the Old City of Jerusalem. The video shows what purports to be a Palestinian Arab man in his twenties. The Arab is shown wearing a Fatah-style kefiyah. He is sitting in an alleyway of what looks like the Old City of Jerusalem, and he is watching a video on his cellphone. Young Arab boys play ball in the alley. Arab in alleyway After a few seconds, two men dressed up as religious Jews appear in the alleyway. One is wearing a black...

    10/08/2015 5:38:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 10/8/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    After several brutal Muslim terror attacks in Jerusalem, in contrast to many American mayors, the mayor of Jerusalem is saying that more guns are the answer. Although such an announcement has not been made publicly or explicitly, Walla! News reports, police and local authorities have unofficially given instructions to civilians to carry personal weapons. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has however issued an official statement urging residents of the capital to carry licensed firearms to increase their personal security. "The mayor encourages licensed gun owners to carry their weapons to increase security. He himself serves as a personal example of this,"...
  • No Place is Safe

    10/08/2015 5:12:52 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/15 | Ari Bussel
    Arabs of Jerusalem: These Israeli citizens are filled with hatred so deep the Nazis would have been proud Most of us were not in Europe in the 1930s. My parents and grandparents were. Most of them did not survive. My grandmother, for instance, left one day, never to return. Her mother went after her and she also did not return. Most of us derive our “knowledge” of the Holocaust from stories we have heard, accounts we have read in books or scenes we have seen in movies. Some of us know, or have known or met, Holocaust survivors, most of...
  • Abbas: Palestinian Violence 'Helps' Israel

    10/05/2015 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Yaakov Levi
    Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called for calm, saying Israel was “benefiting” from Palestinian violence, and has ordered Palestinian Authority security forces to arrest rioters and prevent the outbreak of violence in PA villages. The reason, he told members of his cabinet, had nothing to do with cooperating with Israel, but to prevent Israel from “taking advantage of violence to attack innocent Palestinians and to drag the entire region into violence.” A PA cabinet official told Arab media that while it was understandable that Palestinians would want to attack Israelis “because of their crimes, we must remember that...
  • Israeli PM vows 'strong action' against Palestinian unrest

    10/05/2015 3:50:10 PM PDT · by McGruff · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 5, 2015 | IAN DEITCH and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that he will use a "strong hand" to quell violent Palestinian protests and deadly attacks, signaling that the current round of violence is bound to escalate at a time when a political solution to the conflict is increasingly distant. Netanyahu said he has sent thousands more soldiers and police to the West Bank and Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem and that "we are allowing our forces to take strong action against those who throw rocks and firebombs." He said restrictions limiting what security forces can do were being lifted, but did not elaborate.
  • Arabs Who Spat At, Kicked Terror Victim to be Prosecuted

    10/05/2015 4:12:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/10/15 | Ben Porat
    Thanks to near-complete video camera coverage in Jerusalem's Old City, the identities of Arabs who mocked, kicked, and hit Adelle Banita-Bennett as she staggered through the streets of Jerusalem's Old City are known, and they will be prosecuted, Israeli officials said. A Channel 2 report Monday night said the identities of the Arabs who thought that Banita-Bennett's life-threatening injuries were “funny” will be brought to trial for incitement, failing to offer assistance, and acting as accomplices in an attempted murder. On Sunday afternoon, the Adelle Banita-Bennett, widow of Aharon Banita-Bennett, who herself was seriously injured in the stabbing attack Saturday...
  • "I yelled ‘please help me!’ and they just spat at me"

    10/05/2015 3:02:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    i24 News ^ | 10/4/15
    Adele Benita, one of the surviving victims of Saturday's terror attack in Jerusalem's Old City, gave a chilling account of how the stabbing attack, that killed her husband and another man who came to the family's help, unfolded and how her cries for help were ignored as she herself was stabbed repeatedly. “I yelled ‘please help me!’ and they just spat at me,” Benita told the Israeli Ynet news site of the surrounding Palestinian store owners, whom she said stood by as the Palestinian terrorist, 19-year-old Muhanad Halabi, stabbed her husband to death in an alleyway near Lion’s Gate in...
  • ‘I yelled for help and they spat at me,’ says victim of Jerusalem attack

    10/04/2015 3:07:54 PM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Oct 4 , 2014 | Times of Israel staff
    Adele Banita gives harrowing account of terror assault in which her husband Aharon and Old City resident Nehemia Lavi were murdered, and she was badly wounded

    10/04/2015 10:45:26 AM PDT · by 100American · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | DANIEL ESTRIN
    Israel captured the Old City and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war, and later annexed the areas. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as the capital of their hoped-for state. Some 300,000 Palestinians live in Jerusalem, making up about a third of the city's population. They live in the predominantly Arab eastern district and have residency status in the city, but do not hold Israeli citizenship.
  • Rare 3,000-year-old King David era seal discovered by Temple Mount Sifting Project

    10/04/2015 8:26:21 AM PDT · by · 33 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
    A rare 3,000-year-old seal, from the time of King David in the 10th century BCE, was recently discovered by a 10-year-old Russian volunteer at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount Sifting Project. Dr. Gabriel Barkay, co-founder and director of the project – which sifts through thousands of tons of illegally removed earth from the contested holy site in 1999 by the Wakf religious trust to build a mosque – said that the finding is unprecedented. “The seal is the first of its kind to be found in Jerusalem,” said Barkay, a world-renowned archaeologist and Israel Prize laureate, who has led the project for...
  • Palestinian stabs Israeli in fresh attack, shot dead: police

    10/03/2015 9:32:40 PM PDT · by keat · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 3, 2015 | 10:18 PM EDT
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli teenager in Jerusalem on Sunday and was then shot dead by police, authorities said, just hours after a similar assault killed two people in the city. Violence has risen in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank in recent weeks. Though not at the levels of previous Palestinian uprisings, or "Intifadas," it has triggered concerns of a wider escalation. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the victim was taken to hospital in moderate condition and that police men "saw the terrorist holding a knife, shot and neutralized him." The attack happened...
  • Watch: Murder in the Old City

    10/03/2015 3:28:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/10/15
    ..... Video The video was filmed near the Lion's Gate of the Old City, and in it gunfire, screams and a baby crying can be heard as the mayhem unfolds. At around 12 seconds into the video the terrorist, wearing a black sweatshirt, can apparently be seen stabbing a victim in a white shirt from behind. He follows after his falling victim and repeatedly stabs him on the ground. Shouts of "Allahu akbar" (Allah is greater), traditionally shouted by terrorists as they attack, is heard around the same time. In the attack the terrorist attacked a family with a...
  • The Destruction of Pompeii—God’s Revenge?

    06/24/2010 9:58:14 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 47 replies
    Biblical Archeological Review ^ | Jul/Aug 2010 | Hershel Shanks
    Nine years, almost to the day, after Roman legionaries destroyed God’s house in Jerusalem, God destroyed the luxurious watering holes of the Roman elite. Was this God’s revenge? That’s not exactly the question I want to raise, however. Rather, did anyone at the time see it that way? Did anyone connect the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. with the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70? First the dates: The Romans destroyed the Second Temple (Herod’s Temple) on the same date that the Babylonians had destroyed the First Temple (Solomon’s Temple) in 586 B.C.E. But the exact date of...
  • Russia Muscles In...Syria in Prophecy pt 1

    Vladimir Putin has received authorization to use Russian military power in defense of besieged Syrian President Bashir Assad. He has wasted no time, having launched a series of airstrikes against the terror group ISIS, but there are ominous reports that Putin has also attacked US backed rebel army elements as well. The situation is very confusing, but I think it would profit to try to make some sense of it, since it has extremely serious Geopolitical implications and most importantly it is of immense prophetic significance as well. How did the world arrive at this mess? The Syrian Civil War...
  • Temple Mount Project Finds Rare Seal from King David Era [Psalm 85]

    09/26/2015 4:43:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/25/2015 | Ben Ariel
    A rare 3,000 year-old seal dating to the period of kings David and Solomon of the 10th century BCE was recently discovered at the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem. According to Dr. Gabriel Barkay, co-founder and director of the Temple Mount Sifting Project, the seal is the first of its kind to be found in the Israeli capital. “The dating of the seal corresponds to the historical period of the Jebusites and the conquest of Jerusalem by King David, as well as the construction of the Temple and the royal official compound by his son, King Solomon… What makes...
  • [VIDEO] Trump RESPONDS to Iran deal, asks where are the four American prisoners?

    07/14/2015 11:15:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7-14-2015 | The Right Scoop
    Trump gave a great statement today to MSNBC about the Iran deal, saying Obama negotiated from desperation, that we shouldn’t be giving Iran any money, and that we should have at least gotten back our four Americans being held in prison in Iran. Trump says the deal is terrible, because without immediate inspections, we’ve got nothing and the Iranians know it.
  • US Calls on Israel to Maintain Ban on Jewish Temple Mount Prayer

    09/17/2015 4:48:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/15/2015
    As violence rages on Temple Mount and throughout Jerusalem, international leaders demand Israel maintain restrictions. International leaders have called on Israel to continue a ban on Jewish worship on the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, in order to maintain calm and placate Muslim extremists who have been rioting for three days straight in Jerusalem. UN coordinator Nickolay Mladenov warned during a Security Council meeting Tuesday that clashes between Palestinian rioters and Israeli security forces could provoke violence by Muslims elsewhere in the Middle East. "As the Middle East faces a vicious tide of terror and extremism, such serious provocations have...
  • Israel Factor: US-Israel relations (almost) at lowest point ever

    09/17/2015 5:08:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | 9-17-15 | Shmuel Rosner
    This isn't the first time in which our panel of Israel Factor experts is asked to compare the relations of Israel with different US administrations. In 2012, we gave our panelists the following task: "On a scale of 1 (bad for Israel) to 10 (great for Israel), please rank the following past presidents in retrospect". Judging by the answers – I wrote at the time – "Bill Clinton has been the best president for Israel since Kennedy (we did not include Eisenhower and Truman in this survey)". Of course, not all panelists agreed with that conclusion. The conclusion is based...
  • The man behind the man behind those Iran deal ads (voice in AIPAC commercials also did Obama ads)

    09/17/2015 1:02:04 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 17 at 2:24 PM | Catherine Ho
    The same voice that told you to vote for Barack Obama also told you to oppose his signature foreign policy achievement, the Iran nuclear deal. That would be Leif Anders, a voice actor based in Austin, Texas. Anders was hired to do voice overs for some of Obama’s election ads and, more recently, was the voice in this summer’s ubiquitous anti-Iran deal spots paid for by the AIPAC-backed Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran. On Thursday, the Senate rejected a a third attempt to dismantle the nuclear deal — which should leave the deal to take effect as Sept. 17...
  • Iran’s Khamenei tweets lament that Republican candidates are pandering to ‘Zionists’

    09/17/2015 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    JTA ^ | September 17, 2015 2:26pm
    In a reference to the Republican Party debate, Iran’s Supreme Leader’s decried on Twitter that “presidential candidates try to satisfy Zionists.” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei referred to Wednesday night’s CNN-sponsored debate in a tweet on Thursday, part of a series of anti-Israel tweets. US govs put their people under Zionists custody.Isn’t it a shame that presidential candidates try to satisfy Zionists&prove their servitude? In a follow-up tweet, Khamenei reiterated a claim he made earlier this month that Israel will not last: Zionist regime is an imposed regime, made through coercion; no entity made by coercion would last. This regime will not...
  • Saudi King Asks Obama to Stop 'Israeli Attacks' on Temple Mount

    09/17/2015 9:23:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    inn ^ | 9/17/15 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Thursday night phoned President Barack Obama to condemn Israel for what was termed its “grave escalation” on the Temple Mount. According to the official Saudi Press Agency, during the phone call, the King “expressed, in strong wordings, condemnation and disapproval of the grave Israeli escalation, at Al Aqsa Mosque, in Al-Quds, brutal aggression against worshippers at its plazas and the violation of the sanctity of Islamic sanctuaries.” The King reportedly called for internationally concerted, serious and expedited efforts to stop this so-called “aggression” and called for intervention by the UN Security Council “to take all...
  • Night of stones, firebombs in Jerusalem

    09/17/2015 6:42:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    ynet ^ | 9/17/15 | Roy Yanovski
    Israeli police plans to send large numbers of officers to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Friday, in preparation for possible protests and riots after Muslim morning prayers conclude, as violence continues to strike the city. The recent turmoil in and around Al-Aqsa mosque, as well as intelligence indicating Arab youths intend to violently protest, led Jerusalem’s chief of police, Moshe Edri, to order the reinforcement. Acts of violence continued in Jerusalem on Thursday evening. A bus driver was lightly wounded in the city when stones hit his bus near the Hizma checkpoint. He was treated by a paramedic team...
  • Netanyahu Promises 'New Standard of Deterrence'

    09/15/2015 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/9/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an emergency security meeting at his office in Jerusalem on Tuesday night, after the wave of terror attacks in Jerusalem over the Rosh Hashanah holiday including massive riots on the Temple Mount and a lethal rock attack. "We will fight through all means necessary against rock throwers, firebomb and pipe bomb throwers, and those who shoot fireworks to harm citizens and police officers," said Netanyahu. "On the eve of the holiday it was again proven that rock throwing can kill," he added. "These activities will meet a very strong response of punishment and prevention. We...
  • YOUR LIFE [ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/10/2015 11:02:56 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 14 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit ^ | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    You are my children I care for you , your very breath is proof of this and though you may not feel your heart beating within you truly your very Life is a ( (( Constant )) ) for without My spirit within you all you are would cease to exist therefore Praise My Name for as your Lord truly I AM your Savior and My Grace is upon you even now . . . Do not lose your Grace(Shepherd) for I AM sovereign over all, so your choice should always be intimacy ! My sheep know my voice
  • What Do John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, and John Brennan Have in Common?

    01/22/2013 5:33:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2013 | Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
    President Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia; seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad; pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program; and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East three figures who give the strongest indication we can expect much more of the same – John Kerry for State, Chuck Hagel for Defense and John Brennan for the CIA. Kerry opposed Congress’ 2009 hold on appointing an ambassador to a regime...
  • 911: An Emergency Recall to Pray for Jerusalem

    09/01/2015 6:40:38 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 1 replies
    Anne Graham Lotz Angel Ministries ^ | 9/01/2015 | Anne Graham Lotz
    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.” Psalm 122:6 On September 1, 2014, Anne invited believers around the globe to join her in praying and fasting for all those living in His Land…Now, she is recalling each one of us to continue to pray for Jerusalem! Please join us TODAY to pray and fast for 1 hour for Jerusalem…
  • 911: An Emergency Recall to Pray for Jerusalem

    09/01/2015 6:08:14 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 2 replies
    AnGeL Ministries ^ | 9/1/15 | Anne Graham Lotz
    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.” Psalm 122:6 NOTE: On September 1, 2014, I invited believers around the globe to join me in praying and fasting for all those living in His Land. Today, September 1, 2015, I invite each one of you to join me again in setting aside time to pray for Jerusalem. This prayer may be prayed in one hour, or it may be prayed section by section over a longer period of time. Although it is patterned after Daniel 9, it is my personal prayer that has been birthed...
  • American Woman Punched by Muslim on Temple Mount

    08/21/2015 2:01:37 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | August 19th, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    New U.S. immigrant Brenda Rubin (R) to Israel, attacked by Muslim women while visiting the Temple Mount for the first time. An older Jewish woman who recently immigrated to Israel from the United States on aliyah was attacked when she made her first trip to the Temple Mount this week. Brenda Rubin, a resident of Jerusalem, was a new Israeli for seven months when she was punched in the ribs Tuesday morning by a burka-clad Muslim woman. Because the attacker was wearing a burka, as were those around her, security personnel obviously knew it would be impossible to identify with...
  • Iran Releases Video of Revolutionary Guard Soldiers Massing on Hillside Outside Jerusalem

    08/18/2015 10:47:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Iranian regime released a video this week of Al-Quds special forces on a hill outside Jerusalem preparing for battle. The soldiers are facing Jerusalem. This video was released after the nuclear agreement with the United States. The Investigative Project reported: On Monday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei took to social media to attack the United States and Israel. “We spare no opportunity to support anyone #FightingTheZionists,” wrote the ayatollah, whose regime supplies Hizballah and Hamas with rockets and other weapons of terror. Perhaps more chilling is an animated video from the Islamic Revolution Design House, a media outfit associated...
  • Construction project leads to discovery of ancient Jewish ritual bath with mysterious writing

    08/12/2015 1:40:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | August 7, 2015 | by Bob Yirka
    Inscriptions on the walls of the ritual bath. Credit: Shai Halevy, the Israel Antiquities Authority ======================================================================================================================================== A team of researchers has descended down into what archaeologists are calling an ancient Jewish ritual bath with mysterious writing on the walls—dating back perhaps 2000 years. The bath was found by antiquity officials checking out a site designated for a new nursery building. The bath was found when a hole was discovered in a construction site and a rock fell down into it and disappeared. Investigation revealed an underground room, with a stone staircase. What was most surprising was the writing on the...
  • ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ to be Eliminated from Brazil Passports

    08/09/2015 7:22:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 8/9/2015, 6:54 PM | Yaakov Levi
    Citizens of Brazil who were born in Jerusalem will have their passports amended to eliminate “Israel” from the line denoting place of birth. Existing passports are to be reissued with the “offending” term deleted, and passports that are not changed will be invalid at the end of the year. While the rule change would appear to have been influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year that Americans born in Jerusalem could not have their birthplace listed as Jerusalem, Israel—but rather would be listed as Jerusalem alone—Brazil had apparently made the decision on dropping Israel a year ago,...
  • Christian Man Attacked on Temple Mount for Waving Israeli Flag

    08/04/2015 12:25:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 8/4/2015, 11:16 AM | Matt Wanderman
    A man identified as a Christian tourist from France who visited the Temple Mount while carrying an Israeli flag was attacked by Muslims this Tuesday morning. The incident has been reported in various places, and has gone viral on social media, where pictures of the bleeding protester in police custody are being widely circulated. Arab eyewitnesses claim that the man waved the flag near the Dome of the Rock before a mob descended on him. During the beating, he was hit on the head with a rock. …
  • Jerusalem Gay Pride: Israel teenage stabbing victim dies

    08/02/2015 10:36:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    A teenage girl who was stabbed at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem has died from her wounds. Shira Banki, 16, was one of six people attacked at the event on Thursday........ Yishal Schlissel, an ultra Orthodox Jew, who carried out a similar attack in 2005, was arrested at the scene. Dramatic images showed the suspect reaching inside his coat and raising a knife above his head. He then began stabbing marchers while screaming, before being tackled by a police officer....
  • At Least 6 Stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

    07/30/2015 9:41:50 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jul 30, 2015 7:15 PM | Yair Ettinger and Yarden Skop
    At least six people were stabbed at Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride Parade on Thursday. Two of the wounded were seriously injured, Magen David Adom emergency services reported, adding that another person sustained moderate injuries and two others were lightly to moderately wounded. Magen David Adom emergency services treated the victims on the scene, and then rushed them to three different hospitals in Jerusalem. According to witnesses, the assailant, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, emerged behind the marchers and began stabbing them while screaming. A police officer then managed to tackle him to the ground and arrest him. The attack took place on Keren Hayesod Street in Jerusalem. Afterward,...
  • Israeli police enter Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque to drive out Palestinian rioters

    07/26/2015 6:44:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | July 26, 2015
    Palestinian youths have reportedly clashed with Israeli police inside the Al Aqsa mosque complex in East Jerusalem. The 'masked rioters' are said to have barricaded themselves inside the mosque and hurled stones, blocks and fireworks at police, who moved in to stop them, reported the BBC.
  • Facebook Redraws Israel’s Borders

    07/19/2015 4:43:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 7/19/2015, 4:41 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Facebook not only considers Jewish areas of Judea and Samaria (Shomron), but also parts of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, as outside of Israel, according to exposé published Sunday. The social network updated its advertising system recently allowing editors of popular pages the chance to gear their posts toward a specific geographical location. […] Channel 2 tested the new system to aim posts in eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem, for example, and saw that the rest of the State of Israel became automatically “greyed out.” The same happened during any attempt to aim posts toward areas over 1949 Armistice lines or...

    07/14/2015 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2015 | Josef Federman
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister condemned Tuesday's international nuclear agreement with Iran as a "stunning historic mistake" and said his country is not bound by the deal, strongly hinting that military action remains an option.
  • 'Islamic State in Palestine' Threatens Christians in Jerusalem

    07/06/2015 6:23:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 7/3/15 | Oliver Maksan
    "We must take these threats seriously. It would be enough that three young fundamentalists, armed with knives, attack a Christian home to cause panic in the Christian community."JERUSALEM—A group calling itself "Islamic State in Palestine" last week distributed leaflets ordering Christians to leave the city by the end of Ramadan, July 18. Auxiliary Bishop William Shomali of the Latin Patriarchate, urging the faithful to be vigilant, said that “we must take these threats seriously. It would be enough that three young fundamentalists, armed with knives, attack a Christian home to cause panic in the Christian community.” The message on the...
  • Antioch breaks communion with Jerusalem over Qatar (Eastern Orthodox Caucus)

    07/03/2015 9:23:59 AM PDT · by NRx · 9 replies
    Byzantine Texas ^ | 07-02-2015 | Holy Synod of Antioch
    This has building for a while. See the full text from the Holy Synod at the sourced link.
  • Jerusalem as A Heavy Stone In The 2

    In a previous article , “A Cup of Trembling” , I pointed out the amazing prediction of Zechariah 12:1-2 . In the last days, Jerusalem would become a point of international contention, ultimately drawing the whole world into the strife. In continuance of this theme, I would like to give a brief exposition of the rest of this chapter of scripture. “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 to pieces, though all nations of the earth be gathered against...
  • Israel's Final Conflict and Deliverance Draws Nigh...Zech 12 pt 1

    In view of the recent article,A Seat for the Pope at King David’s Tomb Op-Ed: ", I thought it fitting to re-run this 2010 esxposition of Zechariah 12. Prophecy is being fulfilled this very day! Maranatha! This is the word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares: “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of...
  • The Vatican Wants the Temple Mount Taken From the Jews [Revelation 11]

    07/02/2015 9:30:01 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 6/30/2015 | Giulio Meotti
    In 2000, speaking in a mosque in Palestinian-held Ramallah, Yasser Arafat declared, “No one will succeed in removing us from our land, including Jerusalem, and the Palestinian flag will fly from the Temple Mount and from the churches in Jerusalem.” Arafat could say that because he had won the Vatican's support for his terroristic strategy. On June 26th, 2015, the Vatican signed its first treaty with the “State of Palestine”. It is the logical conclusion of a long path. When the pontiff John Paul II ascended to the Temple Mount in 2000, Judaism’s most holy site, he wasn’t welcomed by...
  • Jerusalem family finds 2,000-year old mikveh underneath living room

    07/01/2015 4:11:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Ha'aretz ^ | Tammuz 14, 5775 (July 1, 2015) | Nir Hasson
    A Jerusalem family ripping up its living room floor found a staircase lost for 2,000 years, leading to a large ritual bath carved out of bedrock. It took the family some years to call in the authorities and show them the discovery beneath their house, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ein Kerem. Throughout the interim, the family blocked off the entrance to the mikveh with wooden doors, and simply continued to live over it. When they did call in the Israel Antiquities Authority, beneath the doors, the archaeologists found the carved stone staircase leaving to a big mikveh, 3.5 meters...
  • [Palestinian Authority] PA Ignores ISIS Threat to Rid Jerusalem of Christians

    06/30/2015 12:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 6/30/2015, 5:49 PM | Dalit Halevy
    Palpably illustrating its indifference to the Arab Christian population’s fate, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) unity government on Tuesday largely brushed off the detailed threat by an Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Jerusalem to “purify” the city of Christians. The ISIS announcement was posted in the eastern part of the capital city last Thursday, and in it the ISIS affiliate threatened to murder all Christians in the Muslim Arab neighborhoods during the month of Ramadan, starting with Shuafat and on to the Muslim sections of the Old City. It also threatened an attack against the Church of the Nativity located...
  • Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'

    03/25/2010 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 770 replies · 19,725+ views ^ | Thursday March 25, 2010 | Giles Whittell,
    For a head of state to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip seen in Jerusalem tonight as a disastrous humiliation. After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on Jewish settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at...
  • DEBKA :Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sacks Gen. Qassem Soleimani From Command Of The Syrian War (Iran's bro

    06/26/2015 10:25:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    DEBKA ^ | June 26, 2015 AST
    Uproar in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has relieved Gen. Qassem Soleimani,the Al Qods Brigades chief and supreme commander of Iranian Middle East forces, of his Syria command after a series of war debacles. He was left in charge of Iran’s military and intelligence operations in Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. This is revealed by exclusive Iranian intelligence sources. Since Soleimani last visited Damascus on June 2, in the aftershock of the historic town of Palmyra’s fall to the Islamic State, the situation of President Bashar Assad and his army has gone from bad to worse. The Iranian general’s...
  • Muslims Issue A Bulletin Throughout The City Of Jerusalem Calling On Muslims To...

    06/27/2015 5:33:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/27/15 | Walid Shoebat
    In Jerusalem flyers were spread throughout the old city claiming to be ISIS.The bulletin which had the ISIS logo demanded that all Christian Arabs must leave eastern Jerusalem by the end of Ramadan accused of being “Israeli collaborators”. ISIS also demanded that in the case the Christians refuse to leave that Muslims in eastern Jerusalem are mandated to kill all the Christians living there.Photo Credit: Islamic State / JerusalemAl-Quds (Jerusalem Newspaper), the main Arab newspaper there had posted a reply from Theodosios (Hanna) of Sebastia, the Archbishop from the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. In his reply the Archbishop condemned the...
  • Marriage Annuled after Groom Turns Out to be a Woman (Jerusalem, Israel)

    06/25/2015 5:07:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 6/25/2015, 2:02 PM | Hezki Ezra
    The Jerusalem Rabbinate was forced this week to announce the nullification of a marriage it had performed, when it became clear that the groom was actually a transgender man, thus making the marriage invalid according to Jewish law. The saga began when the couple approached the Rabbinate to register for marriage. The Rabbinate saw that the woman was pregnant, and the man claimed the fetus was his child. […] However, two weeks later, the Rabbinate received information that the man married had not actually been born a man, and was previously a woman who had sex reassignment surgery in 2013....
  • A Second Triumphal Arch of Titus Discovered

    06/19/2015 5:28:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | June 11, 2015 | Estelle Reed
    Archaeologists in Rome have discovered the foundations of a second triumphal arch of Roman Emperor Titus, which was thought to be lost to history, the Telegraph reports. The arch once stood at the entrance to ancient Rome's chariot-racing stadium, the Circus Maximus. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus was emperor of Rome from 79 to 81 A.D. Even though he responded quickly with aid when Vesuvius erupted barely two months into his reign in 79 and is credited with completing the Colosseum in 80, it is the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and his victory against the Jews...
  • Report: 2 Terrorists Shot While Attacking Jews at Joseph’s Tomb (Shechem, Israel)

    06/18/2015 2:01:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 6/18/2015, 9:23 PM | Ari Yashar
    Palestinian media and security officials are reporting that IDF soldiers on Thursday shot two Arab terrorists taking part in attacks against Jewish visitors to Joseph's Tomb at Shechem (Nablus) in Samaria. The IDF allows Jews to visit the tomb of the Biblical figure only once a month for Rosh Chodesh, the new month festival, out of security concerns in the hostile city. The entrance of Jews on buses in the dead of night evidently turned into a target for Arab rioters in the pre-dawn nighttime hours of Thursday morning. […] According to the 1993 Oslo Accords, Joseph’s Tomb was supposed...