Oct 202014
 

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YNet News: “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested Jews should be banned from a holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims after hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organized rally Friday over Jerusalem’s flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in recent days.”

Opinion: The blessing given to Jacob, whom God renamed Israel, is the root of Esau’s (Abbas) hatred today:

To Jacob: “May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness—an abundance of grain and new wine. May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed” Genesis 27:28-29

To Esau: “Your dwelling will be away from the earth’s richness, away from the dew of heaven above. You will live by the sword and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck” Genesis 27:39-40.

Esau’s hatred festered over the blessing:

“Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob” Genesis 27:41.

Isaiah 60:14 speaks to the future fulfillment of Jacob and and Esau’s feud through their descendants:

“The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LordZion of the Holy One of Israel.”

 

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Oct 132014
 

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Arutz Sheva: “The Palestinian Authority (PA) unity government held its first full cabinet meeting on Thursday in Gaza, and despite the recent massive tensions between “unity partners” Fatah and Hamas, both groups claimed the years of division are now over.

After the meeting, which was held in a house belonging to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, unity government Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh held a joint press conference.

“The division in the Palestinian people has ended. We have one government and one region,” said Haniyeh, emphasizing that both groups share the goal of establishing a Palestinian state with its capital in Jerusalem.” Emphasis added

Opinion: In a recent Palestinian poll, Hamas was far more popular than Fatah (Palestinian Authority).

  • 79% believe that Hamas has won the Gaza War
  • 79% believe Israel was responsible for the eruption of the Gaza war
  • 94% are satisfied with Hamas’ military performance in confronting Israeli forces
  • An overwhelming majority of 86% support the launching of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israel if the siege and blockade are not ended

In a replay of deep hatred that Esau still harbors for his brother Jacob (Genesis 27:41), if an election were held today, the terror group Hamas would rule the West Bank and Gaza.

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Oct 072014
 

US-Supreme-court-Jarek-TuszynskiBreaking Israel News: “The US Supreme Court will decide the fate on whether to recognize Jerusalem as being a part of Israel as part of several new cases to be taken up during its new term, which opens on Monday.

The nine judges on the high court will hear the case of an American born in Jerusalem who wishes to list his birthplace as Israel on his passport.

The case, Zivotofsky v. Kerry, highlights a major dispute between US congress and the president with complex Middle Eastern politics serving as a background.

Opinion: While the status of Jerusalem, named the City of David (2 Samuel 5:7-10), was decided almost 3000 years ago – it is fascinating that Jerusalem is the burdensome stone of today (Zechariah 12:3).

Jerusalem is the only capital of a sovereign nation in which the other nations of the world refuse to place their embassies. And that includes the United States of America.

East Jerusalem was captured in the 1967 war along with Judea, Samaria (West Bank) and Gaza. Progressive left governments, instead of recognizing that no nation has ever given back land taken in a defensive war, steadfastly refuse to acknowledge that Jerusalem rightly belongs to Israel legally, historically, and Biblically.

The answer as to why, lies in the nations’ desire to placate Arab states.

From the above article: “In 2002, Congress passed a law that says Americans born in Jerusalem should be able to list Israel as their birthplace. The Obama administration maintains that the law would be viewed as a US endorsement of Israeli control over Jerusalem. The executive branch says that the Congressional law interferes with the president’s right to recognize a foreign country.”

Foolish men: who refuse to acknowledge Jerusalem as the place where Jesus Christ won victory over death, and the place where the Son of God returns (Zechariah 14:4) to set up 1000 years of peace, will pay the penalties spoken of in God’s covenant with Abraham (Genesis 12:3).

Regardless of the Supreme Court, the Obama Administration, or the UN, Jerusalem will be the city where God will rest the soles of His feet and His enemies will be His footstool.

“But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King” Matthew 5:34-35.

(Thanks to Nannette for sending this in)

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Oct 022014
 
U.S.: Jerusalem Construction 'Poisons' the Atmosphere

Arutz Sheva: “The U.S. State Department used unusually harsh language on Wednesday when criticizing Israel’s approval of planned construction of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem. The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012 in the neighborhood of Givat Hamatos, were given final approval last week. Reacting to the move, the State Department warned it would call

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Oct 022014
 
What did Netanyahu discuss with the President in the Oval Office?

Joel Rosenberg: “Many issues were touched on in Wednesday’s Oval Office meeting. But none so important as the Iran issue. Here’s a sampling of the coverage from major media outlets: Netanyahu to Tell Obama Iran Concerns Trump Islamic State (Bloomberg) Analysis: Neither PM nor Obama makes Palestinian question top priority (Jerusalem Post) Netanyahu Sees Arab

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Sep 202014
 
France to Turn to UN with Solution to Israel-PA Conflict

Arutz Sheva: “French President Francois Hollande said on Friday that a “solution to the conflict” between the Israelis and Palestinian Arabs will be put to the United Nations (UN) Security Council. “We will have a resolution, to be presented to the Security Council, that will say very clearly what we expect from the (peace) process

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Sep 202014
 
Americans were too late in realizing Israel is not the problem

YNet News: Only about two years ago, US Secretary of State John Kerry was convinced that he had found the Archimedean point, which if he would hold onto, he would be able to solve all the problems of the Middle East – Israel. This was also the perception of President Barack Obama and his Secretary

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