May 282016
 

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JPost: “(Mahmoud) Dahlan, a bitter rival of Abbas, was driven from Gaza after Hamas seized control of the coastal enclave in 2007. In 2011, he was expelled from Fatah amid allegations of corruption and accusations that he had poisoned longtime Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat.

Abbas, 81, has headed the Palestinian Authority since 2005. Dahlan who is 54 and headed the Palestinian police in Gaza in the immediate aftermath of the 1993 Oslo Accords, “has close ties to” the UAE’s royals, according to the Middle East Eye.

The Middle East Eye said the plans key goals are to unite Fatah and strengthen it against Hamas, weaken Hamas, complete a peace agreement with Israel and seize control of sovereign Palestinian institutions in the West Bank.

Opinion: Mahmoud Abbas is hailed as the president of a made-up people. He is considered a head of state, regardless of the fact that he has not run for reelection since 2009.

Abbas has a long history of terrorism. Billed by the West as a moderate, Abbas had a hand in such atrocities as:

  • Deputy to Yasser Arafat (father of modern day terrorism)
  • Financier of the 1971 Munich Massacre
  • Planner of the 1991 and 2000 Intifadas
  • Signed unity agreement with Hamas
  • Planner of the 2015-16 knife intifada

Will a former Gaza strongman become the next Amalek (Ex. 17:16)?

 

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May 272016
 

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JPost: “In a huge blow to Israel, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders announced Thursday that calls to boycott the Jewish state fall within the limits of free speech, undermining intensive Israeli diplomatic efforts to sway European capitals to outlaw the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment Movement.”

Statements or meetings concerning BDS are protected by freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, as enshrined in the Dutch Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights,” Koenders said Thursday during a debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the Dutch parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee in  the Hague.

He added that the Dutch government has explained to Israel that it opposes any boycott against it, but that BDS endorsement is a free speech issue. Sweden recently made a similar declaration.”

Opinion: In a response to our post on world leaders being rattled by Donald Trump’s candidacy, one off our readers, Shelly, sent in a quote from Benjamin Franklin that makes the case against labeling BDS as hate speech.

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

BDS is the essence of anti-Semitism. It wants to destroy Israel economically and literally starve it out of existence. I may find it repugnant but it is free speech.

In recent weeks the Attorney General of the United States has said she is considering legal action against:

  • Anti-transgender speech
  • Speech against Muslims
  • Climate change deniers

While I am convinced that the government of a future world dictator as described by Daniel 8:23-26 will quickly eliminate freedom of speech, we need to hang on to it as long as we can.

 

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May 272016
 

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Arutz Sheva: The World Health Organization (WHO) called for an investigation into alleged abuses of “mental, physical and environmental health” rights by Israel, the only country singled out during the U.N. agency’s annual assembly in Geneva.

The motion was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation, and it commissioned a WHO delegation to investigate and report on “the health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory” and “the occupied Syrian Golan.”

France, Germany and the United Kingdom were among the 107 countries that voted for the proposal. Eight countries – the United States, Canada, Australia, Paraguay, Guatemala, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea – voted against the resolution.

Opinion: Since its creation in 2006, the UNHRC  has issued more resolutions condemning Israel than on the rest of the world combined.

In the years 1947 to 1989, the General Assembly passed a total of 690 resolutions (full or partial). Of these, 429 were against the Israeli position while only 56 were against Arab positions.

Israel has been the subject of aggressive wars in 1948, 1967 and 1973 and the victim of countless terrorist attacks; the Security Council and the General Assembly have never once censured its assailants.

Israel has never been invited to sit on the UNHRC. Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Pakistan have.

The terror group Hamas spends $140,000,000 per year building attack tunnels, while the Palestinian territory decays from raw sewage:

sewage

 

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May 262016
 
Egypt Reportedly Moving Forward with Plans for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Breaking Israel News: “Egypt is reportedly moving forward with plans to hold a trilateral summit in an effort to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. An Israeli delegation arrived in Cairo on Sunday on behalf of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to arrange a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Palestinian news agency

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May 252016
 
State Dept. sets single-day record for Syrian refugee approvals, renewing security fears

The Washington Times: “The State Department admitted 80 Syrian refugees on Tuesday and 225 on Monday, setting a new single-day record, as President Obama surges to try to meet his target of 10,000 approvals this year — sparking renewed fears among security experts who say corners are being cut to meet a political goal. Officials

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May 252016
 
Jordan's king on Independence Day: We'll defend Arab identity of Palestine

JPost: Abdullah addressed his subjects to mark the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Hashemite monarchy. A text of his remarks is below. “Jordan is celebrating its 70th Independence Day, along with the centennial of the Great Arab Revolt and Arab renaissance. These historical occasions have planted and nourished the seeds

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May 252016
 
Palestinian PM rejects Netanyahu's direct talks proposal

YNet News: “Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday dismissed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal for direct negotiations instead of a French multilateral peace initiative, calling it an attempt to “buy time.” Hamdallah made the comments as he met French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who has held talks in Israel and the Palestinian territories this

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