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  • Al Sharpton: The True Meaning of Easter Is Revealed Through the Political Crucifixion of Obama

    04/16/2014 11:34:19 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 44 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 16 Apr 2014, 10:23 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    Wednesday on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," Al Sharpton offered a curious explanation involving President Barack Obama for the meaning of Easter: "I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don't lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges. The story of Jesus on the cross. no matter what they humiliated him with. no matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he...
  • Obama Selects First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

    04/14/2014 9:57:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 04/14/2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: Bishop Gene Robinson @BishopGRobinson POTUS "preaches" at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG! #privilege Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive Center for...
  • 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...
  • 2010: Admiral: President Obama Gave Us Choice to Accept Gays in Military or Resign

    04/03/2014 12:20:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 316 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | April 1, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said that in 2010 Obama told U.S. military leaders to accept his push for gays in the military, and that if they didn't, they could take the "opportunity to resign [their] commissions." Papp said these things in a video BuzzFeed obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The video shows a speech Papp delivered to Coast Guard Academy cadets during which he was asked how he would deal with enforcing an order with which he didn't agree. He used the story of his 2010 meeting with Obama as an example of how service...
  • Brendon Ayanbadejo compares Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks [Gay is the new Black]

    02/10/2014 7:07:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    upi ^ | 2/10/14
    "We were there to celebrate his ground-breaking voyage that in many ways is similar to those of Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks," Ayanbadejo says after counseling Sam. COLUMBIA, Miss., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- According to former NFL player and current Fox Sports analyst Brendon Ayanbadejo, Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam is similar to trailblazers like Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks after he publicly came out as gay prior to the upcoming NFL draft. Before revealing his secret to the world, Sam was advised by Ayanbadejo, openly gay NBA player Jason Collins, Billy Bean, Wade Davis and Chris Kluwe during a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Iran Refuses to Recognize Israel at U.N.

    12/06/2013 2:38:31 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 12/6/13 | Adam Kredo
    Iran publicly refused to recognize “the Israeli regime” during a full meeting on Thursday of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The move appeared to stun not a single onlooker at the United Nations, but prompted a sharp response from Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. During the opening moments of the 68th UNGA’s 60th plenary meeting, Iran’s representative took the floor to reiterate her country’s distaste for the Jewish state. The UNGA meeting was held to mark a procedural—and typically uneventful—vote in which nations meet to approve the credentials of various U.N. member states. While Iran, like every other nation,...
  • EU Threatens Action Against Israel and PA if Talks Fail

    12/03/2013 10:01:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/13 | Elad Benari
    The European Union (EU) is apparently fed up with the lack of progress in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) and is threatening to take action against both sides if the talks fail. A senior EU official said Tuesday that the bloc was considering cutting its annual aid to the PA if the current round of talks fails to end in an agreement. The EU provides the PA with about 300 million Euros in aid per year. As well, the official was quoted by Israeli media as having said, the 28-nation bloc was considering reviving its plan...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Worst News Since Hitler Appeasement

    11/25/2013 4:21:50 PM PST · by raptor22 · 76 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Iran: The nuclear deal with Tehran is right out of the Neville Chamberlain appeasement playbook. A straight line can be drawn from President Obama's 2009 overture to Islamists and this historic misjudgment. The Great Appeaser, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, is best known for his September 1938 "peace for our time" speech hailing the Munich Agreement. But six months later, even after Kristallnacht and just after the Munich-breaking Czechoslovakia occupation, he was still denying reality. "I hoped in going to Munich to find out by personal contact what was in Herr Hitler's mind," Chamberlain said in March 1939, quoting the...
  • Israel Fails to Move Russia on Iran Nuclear Talks

    11/21/2013 1:49:49 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    voanews.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | James Brooke
    MOSCOW — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Moscow on Thursday after failing in a last minute attempt to move Russian President Vladimir Putin away from backing a Iranian nuclear deal taking shape in Geneva. After four hours of talks in Moscow, Russia’s leader told reporters, “We, in Russia, have an optimistic view on the Iranian nuclear problem." The Israeli leader faced an uphill battle in Moscow. Russia is a northern neighbor of Iran and is known for sitting on the fence about Iran’s nuclear program. On Monday, Putin talked by telephone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Afterwards, a Kremlin...
  • Christianity at risk of dying out in a generation, warns Lord Carey

    11/20/2013 4:54:46 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | November 18, 2013 | John Bingham
    Christianity is just a “generation away from extinction” in Britain unless churches make a dramatic breakthrough in attracting young people back to the faith, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has warned. Clergy are now gripped by a “feeling of defeat”, congregations are worn down by “heaviness” while the public simply greets both with “rolled eyes and a yawn of boredom”, he said. His comments at a Christian conference came as a stark report laid before the Church of England’s General Synod warned that its position as a “national institution” will be in doubt if numbers in the pews...
  • Costco -- the Bible is fiction

    11/18/2013 6:54:48 PM PST · by massmike · 58 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/18/2013 | Todd Starnes
    What do the Bible, "The Hunger Games" and "Fifty Shades of Grey" have in common? All three are works of fiction, according to the booksellers at Costco. Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach made that shocking discovery last Friday as he was shopping for a present for his wife at a Costco in Simi Valley, Calif. “All the Bibles were labeled as fiction,” the pastor told me. “It seemed bizarre to me.” Kaltenbach is the lead pastor at Discovery Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in southern California. He thought there must be some sort of mistake so he scoured the shelf for other...
  • “Gay Marriage” as a Sign of the End Times

    11/04/2013 12:13:34 PM PST · by fwdude · 29 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | 11/01/2013 | Dr. Scott Lively
    “Gay Marriage” as a Sign of the End Times Posted on November 1, 2013 by Pastor Scott Originally published September 15, 2011 Harold Camping was wrong about Judgment Day, but he was right that the rise of the homosexual movement is a sign of the end times. We are probably all familiar with the oft-cited fact that the collapse of numerous civilizations prior to our own were heralded by a rise in sexual immorality, especially homosexuality. That alone should alert us to the grave situation we find ourselves in today. But there is a deeper spiritual significance beneath that statistic....
  • Two states, two sets of refugees

    10/31/2013 5:23:52 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/30/2013 | LYN JULIUS
    As the current negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians lurch forward, the burning question is: will Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank put an end to Palestinian claims? According to an Israel TV scoop, the Palestinians in the current peace talks seem not to have budged an inch on their “right of return.” Even if Israel is negotiated back to the 1967 lines, will the Palestinians renounce their “right of return”? This issue cannot be brushed aside as rhetoric: it is intimately bound with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s insistence that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. >>SNIP<< The...
  • Televangelist Asks God For Military Takeover Of The U.S. Government

    10/11/2013 6:54:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Newsone ^ | Oct 10, 2013 | Michael Arceneaux
    I know the adage goes “let him who is without sin, cast the first stone,” but some people deserve to be written a ticket to damnation…with the greatest sin being utter stupidity. Meet televangelist Rick Joyner (pictured), who recently made headlines for openly praying to God for a military takeover of the U.S. government. While appearing on ”Prophetic Perspective on Current Events,” Joyner claimed that democracy in America has failed and that the nation might not last even to the end of President Barack Obama‘s term. Why not? Well, according to Rev. Crazy Town, America is teetering toward tyranny. You...
  • Kerry: Confident in Netanyahu's Commitment to Peace

    09/30/2013 10:51:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met on Monday at the State Department with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. In remarks to reporters before the meeting, Kerry said, “Israel, as everybody knows, is a very special friend to the United States of America. And we have just had a very constructive luncheon with the President and a very important meeting before that with a larger group of people. And now the Prime Minister and I will talk about both Iran, the Middle East peace process, Syria, and issues of concern.” Video .....
  • Joint statement on latest talks between Holy See and Palestine

    09/26/2013 7:40:02 PM PDT · by haffast · 1 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 2013-09-26 17:05:24 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) The following is a joint statement of the Bilateral Commission of the Holy See and the State of Palestine at the conclusion of their plenary meeting on 26th September 2013. "On 26 September 2013, the Bilateral Commission of the Holy See and the State of Palestine, which is working on a Global Agreement following on the Basic Agreement, which was signed on 15 February 2000, held a Plenary Session in the Vatican to acknowledge the work done at an informal level by the joint technical group following the last official meeting held in Ramallah at the Ministry of...
  • Israeli-Palestinian talks said to be stuck over land swaps

    09/28/2013 11:20:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 9/29/13 | Gavriel Fiske
    The US-brokered peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reportedly reached an impasse due to an Israeli refusal to discuss land-swap and border issues, an Israeli newspaper reported Sunday. According to an unnamed, senior foreign diplomat with knowledge of the discussions, during the latest round of talks, the Israeli team of Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Netanyahu adviser Yitzhak Molcho made it clear to the Palestinians that Israel intends to keep some of the settlement blocs inside Israel as part of a final agreement, but refused to name which areas or discuss possible compensation to the Palestinians for...
  • Has the Pope Taken His First Steps into Last Days Apostasy?

    09/25/2013 8:27:57 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 346 replies
    American Prophet ^ | September 24, 2013 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Reuters and other news agencies are reporting that the Pope has capitulated on several issues such as homosexuality, abortion and contraception. The PopeÂ’s remarks were taken from a 12,000 word interview with the Jesuit periodical, Civilta Cattolica, (Catholic Civilization) the most prominent statement reaching news agencies is his declaration that the church needs to shake off its obsession with abortion and homosexuality. The Pope has pleased the liberal factions of the Catholic Church and sickened and worried the conservative members of the church. Few have reported on the prophetic implications of the PopeÂ’s remarks and with some exceptions, such as...
  • More ISON Craziness: Tales of Popes, a Prophet and a Comet

    09/19/2013 11:48:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | September 19, 2013 | David Dickinson on
    There’s an astronomical tall tale from the Middle Ages that seems to get recycled as factual every time a “great” comet rolls around. This week, we thought we’d look at a story that just won’t die, as well as a new twist in comet conspiracy that’s rolling around ye’ ole ‘Net.
  • Syria: If US Attacks Us, We'll Attack Israel

    08/26/2013 2:25:58 PM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 124 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/26/2013 | David Lev
    As talk and rumors of an impending Western attack against Syria mount, a top Syrian official said Monday that if attacked, his country would react – against Israel. Speaking to an Arabic-language radio station operated by the United States, Syria's Deputy Information Minister Halaf Al-Maftah said that Israel would face not only Syria in the event that the US, Britain and France attempted to unseat Bashar al-Assad. A coalition consisting of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria would respond to any attack against Assad with a response against Israel. In addition, terrorist groups in Syria and Lebanon would attack Israel with...
  • Israel will make 'dramatic decisions' for peace, negotiator says

    08/20/2013 10:01:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 20, 2013 | by Jeffrey Heller
    U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will result in dramatic Israeli decisions, the chief Israeli negotiator predicted on Tuesday. Tzipi Livni coupled her forecast with acknowledgement that at least one partner in Israel's right-wing coalition opposed the goal set by the United States, which is brokering the talks, to create a Palestinian state alongside a secure Israel. Livni, speaking on Israel Radio, said "there will be dramatic decisions" by Israel at the end, and negotiators had agreed not to disclose details about their deliberations in order to build trust. "We are arguing, but we are arguing inside the...
  • Netanyahu to Kerry: Palestinians continuing incitement against Israel

    08/11/2013 12:27:15 AM PDT · by Lera · 33 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 11, 2013 | Michal Shmulovich
    In the wake of the chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat’s angry letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry about Israel’s new settlement building amid the resumption of peace talks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his own letter to Kerry over the weekend, lambasting the Palestinians for failing to curb incitement against Israel. Netanyahu wrote to Kerry that leading Palestinian Authority officials were calling for Israel’s destruction even after peace talks resumed on July 31 in Washington — the first major effort since negotiations broke down in 2008. Incitement and peace don’t go together,” Netanyahu wrote, explaining that new generations...
  • America's Top Military Chief to Visit Israel Next Week

    08/07/2013 11:15:09 AM PDT · by Lera · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/13 | Ari Soffer
    The top US military officer is scheduled to arrive in Israel and Jordan next week, in a visit which will focus in part on Iran and the war in Syria, the US military said Wednesday. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will meet in Israel with his counterpart, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, to discuss advances in Iran's nuclear program, which Israel regards as an existential threat, given the Islamic regime's declared ambition of destroying the Jewish State, and continued support for anti-Israel terrorist groups. "In Israel, the chairman expects to discuss the United States'...
  • Abbas Wants 'Not A Single Israeli' In Palestine

    07/30/2013 6:52:31 AM PDT · by edpc · 33 replies
    YNet ^ | 30 July 2013 | Reuters
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas laid out his vision on Monday for the final status of Israeli-Palestinian relations ahead of peace talks that have resumed in Washington for the first time in nearly three years. Abbas said that no Israeli settlers or border forces could remain in a future Palestinian state and that Palestinians deem illegal all Jewish settlement building within the land occupied in the 1967 Middle East war.
  • Obama Urges 'Honesty' in Renewed Israel-PA Talks

    07/29/2013 9:08:03 PM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 7/29/2013, 8:09 PM | Chana Ya'ar
    U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the imminent start of renewed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians on Monday, but urged both sides to approach them with honesty, AFP reported Monday evening. "The most difficult work of these negotiations is ahead, and I am hopeful that both the Israelis and Palestinians will approach these talks in good faith," he said. Obama thanked his own top diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry, for organizing the talks, which were to begin later Monday in Washington with an initial exchange between top negotiators. "I am pleased that Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu and [Palestinian...
  • Russian Orthodox Leader Condemns Gay Marriages, Warns of Apocalypse

    MOSCOW, July 21 (RIA Novosti) – Head of the Russian Orthodox Church warned Western governments on Sunday against legalization of same-sex marriages what he called a sign of approaching end of the world. Patriarch Kirill said during a service at Moscow’s major cathedral that the recent initiatives in a range of countries to legalize same-sex marriages “is a dangerous and apocalyptic symptom” that should not spread over to Russia, according to Russian media reports. While those who “fight the laws imposed by the minority are subject to repressions,” Kirill, who leads the Church known for its conservative views, was quoted...
  • Making The World Safe For Thugs...

    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ( Isaiah 5:20)The various reactions to the recent George Zimmerman verdict indicate just what a violent, morally inverted, topsy-turvey, ‘inmates running the asylum’ kind of world we currently live in. From the complicit silence at the White house, as boisterous gangs of young afro-American criminals beat senseless any unfortunate whites they come across, for Trayvon” of course, (without making any distinction between men, women or children), to revelations that the U.S.”Justice” department...
  • American Evangelist Arrested in London for Preaching Homosexuality Is a Sin

    07/16/2013 2:51:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/16/2013 | Melissa Barnhart
    Tony Miano, a retired deputy sheriff from Los Angeles County, Calif., was arrested in London, England, earlier this week for preaching on abstaining from sexual immorality, both heterosexual and homosexual, in downtown Wimbledon. He was found to be in violation of Public Order Act Section 5, for "using homophobic speech that could cause people anxiety, distress, alarm or insult," Miano said in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday. Preaching from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12, Miano spoke about sexual sins for 25 minutes before being cut off by Metropolitan Police officers who said that although preaching in itself is not an offense,...
  • Palestinian president: Jews should hear Arab view

    07/05/2013 11:09:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 5, 2013 1:44 PM EDT
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is reaching out to Jews around the world to listen to the “Arab point of view” on stalled peace talks with Israel. … Palestinians say they will not talk unless Israel stops building Jewish housing in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, which they claim for their future state, along with the Gaza Strip. …
  • ‘$4b. for Palestinians contingent on peace progress’

    06/26/2013 7:24:18 AM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 26, 2013, 4:37 pm | Elhanan Miller
    A $4 billion foreign investment package to boost peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will not be considered unless US Secretary of State John Kerry succeeds in bringing the negotiating parties back to the table, The Times of Israel has learned. “[This package] is not intended as a substitute for the political process,” a Western diplomatic source told The Times of Israel on Wednesday. “It will be launched either in parallel or after the political track is resumed, as judged by John Kerry.” Kerry is scheduled to return to Israel later this week in an effort to relaunch negotiations...
  • President Obama's first call 'was to President Abbas'

    01/21/2009 5:20:49 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 96 replies · 3,529+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | January 22, 2009 | Tom Baldwin
    President Obama placed the Middle East at the forefront of his first hours in office yesterday as he sought to make good on his promise of “ushering in a new era of peace”. In a flurry of telephone calls from the Oval Office, he reached out to leaders in the region and vowed to engage immediately in pursuit of a permanent Arab-Israeli settlement. The spokesman for President Abbas revealed that Mr Obama had told the Palestinian leader that their conversation was his first with a foreign statesman since taking office. Mr Obama also spoke to President Mubarak of Egypt, Ehud...
  • Netanyahu Denies Danon's Hint He's Bluffing on 2 States

    06/08/2013 2:55:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/6/13
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu denied Saturday that he is only pretending to seek a two-state solution, as Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon hinted broadly in a weekend interview. Danon’s comments “do not represent the position of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the government of Israel,” sources in the Prime Minister's Office told the Times of Israel in response to Danon’s interview, which the same news outlet published Thursday. The sources said that the prime minister “is interested in a resumption of negotiations without preconditions,” and that his positions regarding support for a two-state solution remain in force. .....
  • Netanyahu to Abbas, in English: ‘Give peace a chance’

    06/06/2013 11:21:03 AM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 5, 2013, 5:29 pm | Raphael Ahren and Adiv Sterman
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to agree to return to the negotiating table without preconditions. “Since he doesn’t speak Hebrew, and my Arabic isn’t great, I will turn to him in a language we both understand,” Netanyahu said at a special Knesset session dedicated to the Israeli-Arab conflict. “I say: Give peace a chance,” he said, alluding to the title of John Lennon’s 1969 classic. snip Appearing in the plenum because 40 MKs had signed a petition forcing him to address the topic of the Arab Peace Initiative, the prime minister said...
  • Kerry Warns: Last Chance for Israel-PA Peace

    06/03/2013 9:58:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    INN ^ | 6/4/13 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday issued a stark warning to Israel to resume long-stalled peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, saying that if efforts fail now they may never get another chance. "We are running out of time. We're running out of possibilities... If we do not succeed now, we may not get another chance," Kerry told a forum held by the American Jewish Community, according to the AFP news agency. Kerry’s warning came amid reports that he is planning to return to the Middle East region within days, for his fifth trip to Israel since he...
  • Israel threatens to strike Russia’s shipments of missiles to Syria

    05/28/2013 10:39:46 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 210 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 28 2013 | Josef Federman
    <p>JERUSALEM—Israel’s defence minister on Tuesday signalled that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria, in a rare implied threat to Moscow.</p> <p>Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon issued his warning shortly after a top Russian official said his government reserves the right to provide Syria with state-of-the-art S-300 air defence missiles.</p>
  • Kerry announces $4 billion economic development proposal for West Bank

    05/27/2013 2:22:05 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2013 | By Anne Geran and William Booth
    DEAD SEA, Jordan — Hoping to use economic promise as a bridge to a peace deal between Palestinians and Israel, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced an estimated $4 billion economic development proposal for the West Bank on Sunday that he said could cut the 21 percent unemployment rate by two-thirds. “The greatest existential threat and the greatest economic threat to both sides is the lack of peace,” Kerry said. “To not try to head these off would be tragic, and it would be irresponsible.” International business leaders rallied by former British prime minister Tony Blair will propose new...
  • Church of Scotland Denies Jewish Claim to Land of Israel

    05/03/2013 5:42:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Forward ^ | 5/3/13 | Anshel Pfeffer
    A report by the Church of Scotland, published this week, denies any special privilege for the Jewish people in the land of Israel. The church, which in recent years has jettisoned its once philosemitic character, opened a wide rift with the Scottish Jewish community with the report. Among other controversial statements, the report argues that, “Christians should not be supporting any claims by Jews, or any other people, to an exclusive or even privileged divine right to possess particular territory.” The report, titled “The inheritance of Abraham? A report on the ‘promised land’”, was prepared for the general assembly of...
  • Israeli president seeks Pope Francis' help on stalled peace talks - (Peres)

    04/30/2013 9:28:36 PM PDT · by haffast · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | April 30, 2013 at 4:35 PM | UPI
    ROME, April 30 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis in the Vatican Tuesday, inviting him to Israel and seeking help restarting the Palestinian peace process. Peres told Francis he has a unique and potentially very helpful role in restarting the dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians, Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported. "The citizens of Israel see in you a leader of peace and good will," Peres said. "The sooner you visit the better, as in these days a new opportunity is being created for peace and your arrival could contribute significantly to increasing the trust and belief...
  • Obama thanks Qatar for security and trade ties (Israel, Palestine, Syria)

    04/24/2013 9:56:49 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | Published: April 24, 2013 at 12:40 AM | UPI
    WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday thanked the emir of Qatar for the "excellent relationship" between the two countries with respect to security and trade. "Qatar has been a center of innovation," Obama said after their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office. "We've seen enormous progress within the country on everything ranging from education to health care. And I think His Highness has shown extraordinary leadership over the last many years in helping to guide this country. "Obviously, Qatar is also an important country in the region, and has an influence that extends beyond its relatively...
  • The Mahdist Connection?

    04/19/2013 2:19:44 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 13 replies
    The Corner (NRO) ^ | Apr. 19, 2013 | NRO Staff
    A Cornerite e-mails: I wanted to call your attention to the fact that the dead Boston bomber’s website contained links to Muslim end-time (Madhist) websites discussing the prophecies about the “Black Banners of Khorosan”. Charles Cameron at the Zenpundit blog has been writing specifically about Madhism and end-time prophecies as a factor in terrorism for years now, and is a very informative source. See for example this post (http://zenpundit.com/?p=3205) or just go to Zenpundit.com and do a search on “Black Banners”. The fact that they are Madhists is probably more important than that they are Chechens.
  • John Kerry to Congress: Middle East peace effort is urgent

    04/17/2013 1:23:18 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 74 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1 hr 7 mins ago | By Howard LaFranchi | Christian Science Monitor
    In his first congressional hearing as secretary of State, John Kerry tells lawmakers that, after the Benghazi attacks, the US must fortify security for diplomats, press for a two-state solution in the Middle East. Seven months after the deadly terrorist attack on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya, the State Department is proposing hundreds of millions of dollars in new security spending – tacit acknowledgement that some of the most effective security enhancements for America’s overseas diplomats are still months or years away. Secretary of State John Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday that the department’s proposed fiscal...
  • Netanyahu Indicates Commitment to 'Two-State Solution'

    03/20/2013 4:59:01 PM PDT · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 3/21/2013, 12:15 AM | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu indicated on Wednesday, at his press conference with President Barack Obama, that Israel is "fully committed" to resolving the decades-long conflict with the Arabs with a solution which involves two states for two peoples. During the joint news conference, Netanyahu said the U.S. president's historic visit presented "an opportunity to try and find a way to advance peace" with the Palestinian Authority. "My new government was sworn in two days ago. I know there have been questions regarding what the policy of the new government will be towards peace with the Palestinians,” said Netanyahu. “So let...
  • Obama still can’t be trusted

    03/31/2013 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 03.30.13, 15:13 | Shoula Romano Horing
    After his trip to Israel, it is clear that President Obama’s strategy in regard to Israel has changed but his goal remains the same. He is still trying to convince the Israelis to take suicidal risks and agree to the establishment of a Palestinian state in the pre-1967 borders, which includes dividing Jerusalem.It is true that we are a nation that feels isolated, unaccepted, and hated in our neighborhood and are condemned and boycotted almost daily by the world. But are we so psychologically damaged and insecure as a people that after one speech and two days of flattery, adoration...
  • Abbas Welcomes Obama's Jerusalem Speech

    03/21/2013 6:02:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/3/13 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas welcomed President Barack Obama’s speech in Jerusalem on Thursday, while Hamas condemned Obama for “adopting Israel’s position”. "President Abbas welcomed President Obama's speech in Jerusalem saying that achieving peace and the option of two states on the 1967 borders are the way to bring security for the Israeli and Palestinian peoples," the PA’s peace negotiator Saeb Erekat told AFP. Gaza’s Hamas terrorist leaders, meanwhile, criticized Obama and condemned Abbas’s Palestinian Authority for cooperating with the U.S. government. Referring to comments made by Obama during a joint press conference with Abbas in Ramallah, Hamas spokesman Sami...
  • Obama Administration Fulfills Joel 3...

    For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. (Joel 3:1-3)Joel the prophet predicted that in the last days God would bring all nations...
  • When The Door Shuts...Genesis 7 pt 2

    In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life. And they that went in, went in male and female of...
  • Peres in EU: Still Holding Out Hope for Peace

    03/06/2013 4:41:45 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/3/13 | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres held out hopes Wednesday of seeing the Middle East draw inspiration from the European Union by one day turning a region long at war into one at peace. Praising Europe for overcoming 1,000 years of conflict in six short decades as he visited EU headquarters, Peres said, "You have the gift of a united hope even if you have a divided economic situation." "I hope the time will come when the Middle East will become a peaceful united region like you," he added. Peres, on an eight-day tour to Brussels, Paris and Strasbourg, said he believed there...
  • Revealed: This is why Obama is visiting Israel

    02/24/2013 3:58:46 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 74 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 02/11/2013 at 9:49 PM | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – President Obama’s planned visit to Israel as soon as next month has already secured Israeli and Palestinian pledges to restart so-called land-for-peace talks, according to informed Palestinian and Israeli officials speaking to WND. The officials disclosed the Obama administration told both sides the talks would be aimed at creating a Palestinian state in what is known as the 1967 borders, meaning an Israeli retreat from some of the strategic West Bank and possibly some eastern section of Jerusalem. According to the informed officials, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed that once the talks begin there will be a...