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  • At 2:30 A.M., Jews Blast Shema Prayer at Muslim Neighborhood

    07/27/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Armed with loudspeakers, they blasted the “Shema” incantation (from the 'Hear O Israel' prayer) in the direction of the Muslim Arab neighborhood of Tzur Baher. They reportedly did so at about 2:30 a.m. Video of the Jewish counterattack garnered enthusiastic reactions on Facebook. Jews all over Israel find themselves routinely harassed by noise pollution from Muslim neighborhoods in recent years. This less-known “intifada” by Arabs involves fitting loudspeakers on minarets in mosques – which for centuries made do with unamplified muezzin calls for prayer. The Jerusalem Municipality reportedly embarked on a process to investigate and limit the noise pollution by...
  • 10,000 Palestinian protesters have marched on an Israeli checkpoint, sparking clashes with military

    07/24/2014 7:54:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Australian ^ | July 25, 2014 10:58AM | (Network writers, News Corp Australia Network)
    At least 10,000 Palestinian protesters have rallied and are clashing with Israeli military forces in and around Jerusalem following an attack on a UN school. The main clash site is at Qalandiya, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, though there are now reports of uprisings in the Old City portion of Jerusalem itself. […] Israeli army officials have told AFP news agency that “riot dispersal means” were being used to control the protest. […] Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said several officers were injured by rocks thrown at them in Jerusalem and that about 20 protesters were arrested. …
  • Arab Cleric: Israel Defends Us from Hamas Missiles

    07/14/2014 9:56:17 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | Monday, July 14, 2014 | Yaakov Levi
    The Mukhtar (Islamic religious leader) of a Jerusalem neighborhood praises Israel for defending Arabs. The Mukhtar (Islamic religious leader) of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher on Monday praised Israel for defending the city – and particularly the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount – from Hamas rockets. Just days after wide-scale riots by Jerusalem Arabs over the murder of Arab youth Mohammed Al-Khedr, Zuheir Hamadan said that Hamas, which claimed to be “defending” the Arabs of Jerusalem, was doing quite the opposite. “Israel is the one defending Al-Aqsa from the missiles of Hamas,” Hamadan said. Speaking to Israel Radio's...
  • Hamas rockets reach Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

    07/08/2014 7:30:16 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/08/2014 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN, HERB KEINON
    For second time on Tuesday evening, Gaza terrorists launch rocket at central Israel; Tel Aviv and Jerusalem open public bomb shelters. Air raid sirens rang out in Greater Tel Aviv, and in Jerusalem, Kfar Saba and the Binyamina area on Tuesday evening, marking an increase in the Gazan rockets’ range, on the first day of Operation Protective Edge. An Iron Dome battery intercepted the incoming rocket over Tel Aviv. Hamas announced it had fired four M-75 rockets at the capital. Two loud thuds were heard in downtown Jerusalem shortly after the rocket warning siren went off at 9:56 p.m. Thousands...
  • Rocket fire reported north of Tel Aviv as Hamas dramatically ups range

    07/08/2014 1:38:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7-8-2014 | By Spencer Ho and Yifa Yaakov
    No initial reports of injuries or damage after massive barrage across country; Netanyahu vows to widen Gaza operation, as cabinet okays call-up of 40,000 troops; rockets shot down over Tel Aviv; terrorists killed in firefight at Zikim army base; Gazan death toll in double digits. Israel launched a major operation against Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza in the early hours of Tuesday morning, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, following heavy Hamas rocket fire over the preceding days. The fast-escalating situation in the south comes in the shadow of spiking Jewish-Arab tensions in Israel over the brutal killings of four...
  • Jerusalem Mayor Tells Residents to Open Bomb Shelters

    07/08/2014 4:45:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 8, 2014
    Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Tuesday evening instructed residents to open and prepare public and private bomb shelters, due to increasing Hamas rocket fire out of Gaza. Residents of the city and its environs have about 90 seconds to seek shelter in the event of a rocket attack out of the southern coastal enclave. “A list of shelters will be published on the municipality website later this evening,” the city said in a statement. “In the case of a siren or explosion, residents should go to the closest protected area within a minute and a half and close all doors...
  • Clashes in east Jerusalem after teen’s burial revive intifada fears for Middle East

    07/07/2014 6:35:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2014 | Ruth Eglash,Griff Witte
    JERUSALEM — Thousands of Palestinians furious over the killing of a local teenager swarmed the streets of East Jerusalem on Friday to demand a new intifada. The fierce ­clashes with police that followed the teen’s funeral stirred fears that a mass uprising could already be underway.
  • Video and Pictures of Jerusalem's Destroyed Light Rail

    07/05/2014 3:42:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/7/14 | Yoni Kempinsky, Ari Yashar
    As large-scale Arab riots continue to rage in Jerusalem for the third day running on Friday, newly released video and photographic evidence shows just how destructive the violence has been. Arab mobs threw rocks, Molotov cocktails and firebombs at police starting Wednesday, after an Arab youth was found murdered; claims of Jewish "revenge" for the murder of three Israel teens sparked violence, despite the total lack of evidence for such claims. Video taken from inside an IDF vehicle traveling along the Light Rail lines in north-eastern Jerusalem shows just how extensive the damage has been, highlighting the three stations that...
  • Multiple Fires Break Out Near Jerusalem Massive brushfires reported in Lifta, Even Sapir, Tzur

    07/02/2014 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 7/2/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Jerusalem forest fire in Ein Kerem Flash 90 Fifty-one firefighting teams and six firefighting planes were sent to the moshav of Even Sapir on Wednesday, after another brushfire broke out near the town, which is close to Jerusalem.  The fire began in a plastics factory on the moshav, according to ZAKA. All Even Sapir residents have been evacuated from their homes.  As of 9:15 pm, control has finally been wrested over the fire.  Three homes have been swallowed by the blaze in Ein Kerem, according to recent updates. Firefighting teams have flooded the neighborhood to help stymie the inferno. ...
  • Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed teen

    07/02/2014 3:07:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2014 4:48 PM EDT | Josef Federman
    The Palestinians accused Israeli extremists of abducting and killing an Arab teenager and burning his body Wednesday, sparking hours of clashes in east Jerusalem and drawing charges that the youth was murdered to avenge the killings of three kidnapped Israeli teens. Seeking to calm the explosive situation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged a swift inquiry into the “reprehensible murder” and called on people to respect the rule of law. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said it was clear extremist Jewish settlers were responsible and called on Israel to bring the killers to justice. “The settlers have killed and burned a...
  • ISIS: We will ruin the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia

    06/30/2014 5:16:28 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 84 replies
    APA ^ | June 30, 2014 | Baku. Rashad Suleymanov
    Representatives of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) stated that they will ruin the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia. APA reports quoting Turkish media that ISIS wants to take control of Arar city of Saudi Arabia and start operations here. ISIS member Abu Turab Al Mugaddasi said that they would destroy the Kaaba in Mecca: “If Allah wills, we will kill those who worship stones in Mecca and destroy the Kaaba. People go to Mecca to touch the stones, not for Allah.”
  • Apocalyptic prophecies drive both sides to Syrian battle for end of time

    06/16/2014 8:38:06 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/01/14 | Mariam Karouny
    (Reuters) - Conflict in Syria kills hundreds of thousands of people and spreads unrest across the Middle East. Iranian forces battle anti-Shi'ite fighters in Damascus, and the region braces for an ultimate showdown. If the scenario sounds familiar to an anxious world watching Syria's devastating civil war, it resonates even more with Sunni and Shi'ite fighters on the frontlines - who believe it was all foretold in 7th Century prophecies.
  • Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger visit Jerusalem's Western Wall before first ever Israel concert

    06/05/2014 2:53:32 PM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5 June 2014 | By Eliza Wilson and Shyam Dodge
    The Rolling Stones were taking the stage in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, and were extremely excited to perform in Israel for the very first time. Ahead of the milestone show they decided to travel to Jerusalem where they visited the Western Wall. While Keith Richards skipped the outing, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were all photographed at the holy spot, also known as the Kotel or Wailing Wall. Mick, 70, was paying his respects at the sacred site, and was spotted placing a hand on the Wall after following the lead of two men in kippah. Ronnie, who...
  • US Promises PLO Unity Elections in ‘East Jerusalem’

    06/03/2014 4:43:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 6/3/2014, 3:47 PM | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    According to new reports, the American administration has promised the new Fatah-Hamas unity government, which was sworn in this Monday, that it will convince Israel to allow that new government’s elections to be held in the eastern part of Jerusalem. “A source that knows things,” apparently from within the Palestinian Authority (PA) or Hamas, was quoted in the Jordanian paper Al-Arab Al-Youm, reporting the American promise to work for parliamentary and presidential elections for the new unity government to be held in the Israeli capital. […] Despite the American claims of non-affiliation with Hamas, three of the ministers in the...
  • Jerusalem - Miracle during visit Papa Francesco - Double Sun

    05/30/2014 4:02:05 AM PDT · by FourtySeven · 17 replies
    Journal Courier ^ | May 26, 2014 | corrieredelmattino
    Visit to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to Pope Francis. Final day of the historic trip to the Holy Land to the Pope that he stopped for a moment of prayer between the stones of the wall. As predecessors Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI left a prayer card between the large stones. After this ritual is a very strange phenomenon appeared in the skies of Jerusalem. A double sun remained in the sky for 2 minutes at around 14:30 pm and was filmed and photographed by thousands in attendance. The Pope said: "This is a sign of divine...
  • Muslims Rally to “Cleanse” Holiest Site in Judaism of “Jewish Filth”

    05/30/2014 6:24:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Muslims Rally to “Cleanse” Holiest Site in Judaism of “Jewish Filth”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 29, 2014 @ 12:54 pm In The Point | No Comments Coexist? Sorry, we’re Muslim. And as Islamic Supremacists, we’re obsessed with Islamizing Jerusalem and using it for the capital of our Thousand Year Caliphate under the Pakistani Army.Otherwise we would be happy to coexist with you. Really. Palestinian-founded and led sharia law movement Hizb Al-Tahrir, the Party of Liberation, hosted thousands of Muslims for Friday prayers last week atop the Temple Mount, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where...
  • Holy Land: vandal tries to set fire to Dormition Abbey

    05/28/2014 1:47:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | May 28, 2014
    Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem was closed on May 27, 2014 after an arson attack set fire to crosses in the church the day before. Credit: Paul Badde / CNA. Jerusalem, Israel, May 28, 2014 / 01:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Pope Francis concluded his trip to the Holy Land on May 26, an unknown man attempted to set fire to the Abbey of the Dormition, the place where according to tradition the Virgin Mary fell asleep before being assumed into Heaven. Witnesses told the EFE news agency that an unknown man set fire to a book and placed it on...
  • Pope calls Muslims 'brothers' at Dome of the Rock

    05/27/2014 7:17:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 132 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 26, 2014
    Francis took off his shoes to step into the gold-topped dome, which enshrines the rock where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammad ascended to heaven. Speaking to the grand mufti of Jerusalem and other Muslim authorities, Francis deviated from his prepared remarks to refer not just to his "dear friends" but "dear brothers." "May we respect and love one another as brothers and sisters," he said, and added, "May we learn to understand the suffering of others! May no one abuse the name of God through violence!"
  • Pope Francis recalls birth of Church in Upper Room

    05/26/2014 12:21:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    cna ^ | May 26, 2014
    Pope Francis incenses the altar during Mass in the Upper Room on May 26, 2014. Credit: EWTN. Jerusalem, Israel, May 26, 2014 / 09:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the conclusion of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis focused his homily at Mass on the significance of the Upper Room, held to be the site of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus' apostles. “It is a great gift that the Lord has given us by bringing us together here in the Upper Room for the celebration of the Eucharist,” said Pope Francis on May 26 in Jerusalem....
  • Bill for Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount Sets up War of Allah vs. God

    05/19/2014 7:58:02 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 16 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 20, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Instead of bowing down to Allah, the Muslims invoke other spiritual measures, such as throwing rocks at the Jews and cursing them.
  • Burst Water Pipe Reveals Century-Old Crusader Murals in Jerusalem

    05/14/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-14-14 | Stephanie Pappas
    Wall murals portraying Crusader knights and symbols of medieval military orders have been rediscovered in a Jerusalem hospital thanks to a burst water pipe and a storeroom reorganization. These paintings were the works of a French count, Comte Marie Paul Amédée de Piellat, who believed himself to be a descendant of Crusaders. The count was a frequent visitor to Jerusalem and had the Saint-Louis Hospice built between 1879 and 1896, naming it after St. Louis IX, a king of France and leader of the Seventh Crusade between A.D. 1248 and 1254. . . . . . . .. . ....
  • Cardinal O’Brien weighs in on pope’s Holy Land pilgrimage

    05/14/2014 7:41:07 AM PDT · by Welchie25
    Catholic Review ^ | 5/14/14 | Paul McMullen
    When Pope Francis highlights his upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land by meeting with the leader of the Orthodox Church, the papal delegation will include Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien, a most interested observer. Since May 2012, the archbishop emeritus of Baltimore has served as grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, which promotes the support and protection of Christians in the Holy Land. The pope is scheduled to meet May 25 in Jerusalem with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, according to Catholic News Service, “considered first among equals by Orthodox bishops.” According to an official itinerary, the...
  • Chief rabbi helps sick boy fulfill dream to meet the pope

    05/11/2014 4:41:21 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Sunday, May 11, 2014 | Unsigned (staff)
    Mark Rouk, a 16-year-old Christian Arab boy from east Jerusalem who suffers from a chronic illness, believes the only way for him to heal is with a blessing from the pope Chief Rabbi David Lau says he will invite Rouk to pope's reception ceremony. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Rouk family For one 16-year-old boy from east Jerusalem, Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Israel will be a dream come true. Mark Rouk, a Christian Arab youth who suffers from a chronic illness, approached Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau and asked him to help him meet the pope. In addition to...
  • Israeli Archaeologist Says He Has Found King David's Legendary Citadel

    05/06/2014 6:48:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/06/2014 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to identifying ancient ruins. The claim by Eli Shukron, like many such claims in the field of biblical archaeology, has run into criticism. It joins a string of announcements by Israeli archaeologists saying they have unearthed palaces of the legendary biblical king, who is revered in Jewish religious tradition for establishing Jerusalem as its central holy city — but who has long eluded historians looking for...
  • Israeli Startup Makes World’s First Mobile Printer

    04/30/2014 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 4/30/2014, 3:15 PM | Ari Yashar
    An Israeli startup is poised to bring the printer up to the mobile digital age, by creating a printer that can fit in your pocket. Matan Caspi and Tuvia Elbaum of the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) pioneered the initiative while in college, establishing ZUtA Labs. With the initial funding and support of JCT, the startup succeeded in creating the world’s first ever mini mobile printer. “Print machines nowadays are essentially a print head running on a moving piece of paper,” reads a company statement. “Why can’t we just put the printhead on a set of small wheels and let...
  • Terrorist 'Lawyer' Commits Suicide Under House Arrest

    04/29/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/4/14 | Ari Yashar
    A terrorist "lawyer" from eastern Jerusalem, who had been charged with passing messages to jailed terrorists, committed suicide in his home on Tuesday. The "lawyer," Safadi Amjad, was on house arrest on a local court's orders when he put an end to his life. Amjad had been charged for transferring money and messages from Hamas terrorists imprisoned in Israel to their family members. The ersatz lawyer was one of six who were arrested in late March, after security forces busted their "legal practice" dedicated to aiding Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists. The six had used their cover of a legal...
  • Israel Is 'Destroying' Al-Aqsa Mosque For 'Alleged' Temple

    04/23/2014 10:12:27 AM PDT · by Fennie · 73 replies
    INN ^ | April 22, 2014
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been stepping up its libel that Israel is "destroying" the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the temple mount in Jerusalem, in order to build the "alleged" Temple. The highest PA religious authority, Mufti Muhammad Hussein, asserted in late March that Israel was making an "attempt... at laying hands on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque... and in addition to the threat of destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque to establish the alleged Temple on its ruins."
  • Guilty: Court convicts former PM Olmert of bribery; 1st PM ever convicted

    03/31/2014 5:27:25 AM PDT · by zoharm · 5 replies
    Thundering ruling shakes country, Judge also convicts former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski, former Bank Hapoalim Chairman Dan Dankner, Olmert's former chief-of-staff Shula Zaken and 10 out of 13 individual defendants.
  • Despite US court ruling, ‘Jerusalem’ not likely to be on American passports

    04/23/2014 2:42:02 AM PDT · by zoharm · 4 replies
    US to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt
  • Lutheran nuns end Jerusalem mission to Shoah survivors

    04/21/2014 8:14:51 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 2 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/17/2014 | RENEE GHERT-ZAND
    For half a century, they’ve run a gratis guesthouse for Holocaust victims. Now an era is ending, and the nuns themselves are at something of a loss ...The Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary is a Lutheran-based order, but operates independently. It began as a Christian organization founded in 1947 by German theologian and intellectual Dr. Klara Schlink, along with Erika Madauss. As president of the Women’s Division of the German Student Christian Movement from 1933 to 1935, Schlink refused to comply with Nazi policy barring Jewish-born students from meetings. During WWII, Schlink was summoned twice by the Gestapo because of her...
  • US Supreme Court to Decide on Jerusalem’s Status

    04/21/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 4/21/2014, 8:00 PM | (AFP and Arutz Sheva staff)
    The US Supreme Court Monday decided to hear the case of an American born in Jerusalem, once again taking up the sensitive issue of the status of the contested city, according to AFP. The justices will hear arguments in the case in the fall before deciding on the constitutionality of a 2002 law that directs the State Department to give Israel as the country of birth in passports of Americans born in Jerusalem. At the center of the struggle between the Congress and the presidency is Menachem Zivotofsky, who was born in Jerusalem in 2002 to two American parents. …
  • Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

    04/20/2014 11:21:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | April 20, 2014
    Israeli police arrested 16 Palestinians at one of Jerusalem's most revered and politically sensitive holy sites on Sunday as they dispersed protesters opposed to any Jewish attempts to pray there. A police spokesman said officers used stun grenades to disperse dozens of rioters, who threw rocks and firecrackers at them at the site revered by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's walled Old City. Two officers were slightly injured and treated at the scene in the brief clash, the spokesman added. Five Palestinians were also slightly hurt, a Muslim clergyman said. Police...
  • 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 · 213 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 · 324 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...