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- ANTI-JEWISH PERSECUTION IN EUROPE
- Friday Church News Notes, February 1, 2013 - The following
is excerpted from No Hebrew, Please, This Is Europe,
FrontPageMag.com, Jan. 7, 2013: Israels ambassador
to Denmark and the head of Copenhagens Jewish community
have both warned Jews in that city that if they dont want
to be roughed up on the street by anti-Semites, theyd better
not wear anything that would identify them as Jews--and, for
good measure, they should also lower their voices when speaking
- ... a Jewish theological seminary in Potsdam has asked its
rabbis not to wear yarmulkes in public. Pupils at a Jewish school
in Berlin have been warned to speak German, not Hebrew, on school
trips--and to wear baseball caps over their yarmulkes so
you dont give stupid people something to get annoyed about.
Jews at Romes main synagogue now remove their yarmulkes
when leaving services; so do Jews in Malmö, Sweden.
- A Jewish teacher at an adult education center in Kristiansand,
Norway, has been told that wearing the star could be deemed
a provocation towards the many Muslim students at the school.
... [A] Paris Metro passenger was recently beaten unconscious
by a mob who pegged him as Jewish because he was reading a book
by Pariss chief rabbi. ... [In a New Years Eve report
in Haaretz] Joel Braunold admitted that Europe does indeed have
a serious anti-Semitism problem now, and that the
number of safe European capital cities has shrunk to a tiny number.
- In a piece headlined Anti-Semitism: a growing problem
in France, Public Radio International noted that the Toulouse
school shootings last March were only the most widely reported
of an alarming number of anti-Semitic attacks across France this
year, PRI quoted anti-Semitism expert Sammy Ghozlan as
saying that French Jews now avoid going out late, going
to certain neighborhoods, wearing yarmulkes. http://www.wayoflife.org
- KERRY MAKES NEW, AMBITIOUS MIDEAST PEACE PUSH
Associated Press writer Josef Federman contributed to this report.
- By BRADLEY KLAPPER
From Associated Press April 08, 2013 2:57 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) Secretary of State John Kerry worked Monday
to corral Israeli and Palestinian leaders into a new and ambitious
peace process that includes reviving parts of a long-dormant
plan embraced by the Arab world a decade ago, officials said.
The 2002 initiative [Arab Peace Initiative] that Kerry wants
to revive parts of would have provided Israel recognition throughout
the Arab world in exchange for a pullout from territory conquered
- On his third trip to Jerusalem in the last two weeks, Kerry
committed himself to a multi-month peace push that could mean
numerous follow-up trips to the region. He met with Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli and Palestinian
officials Monday, a day after sitting down for private one-on-one
talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. [...]
- Although Israel never embraced the plan and the Palestinians
oppose any changes to it, the basic parameters seem to be gaining
traction as a framework for future talks between the Israelis
and Palestinians. Arab League chief Nabil El-Araby and Qatar's
prime minister will lead a delegation to Washington this month
to discuss the initiative with Kerry, Arab officials said. [...]
- There is also a spiritual component. For Israel, returning
to its old borders would mean a withdrawal from east Jerusalem,
home to the city's holiest Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious
- Winning Netanyahu's support will be difficult. He sharply
clashed with President Barack Obama two years ago when the American
president publicly endorsed the 1967 borders as the basis of
a two-state solution. While Netanyahu has described the Arab
peace initiative as a welcome sign of acceptance, he has refused
to accept its take-it-or-leave it conditions. Full article:
- [HUFFINGTON POST] SENATE RESOLUTION: U.S. WILL GO TO WAR
WITH IRAN IF ISRAEL DOES
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013[huffington post] Senate Resolution:
U.S. Will Go to War With Iran if Israel Does
- It is customary for Congress to pass resolutions commending
Israel on the anniversary of its founding in 1948. Once these
resolutions were innocuous with references to "making the
desert bloom" and "ingathering" Jewish refugees.
Standard "pro-Israel" boilerplate. No more.
In recent years Congress, with the Israel lobby's eager assistance,
has coupled salutations and congratulations with increasingly
strident language about terrorism, Palestinians, and now, Iran.
(For an excellent analysis on how the concept of being "pro-Israel"
has degenerated in recent years, see this smart piece by Michael
Koplow, program director of the Israel Institute at Georgetown
One such anniversary resolution now being considered in the Senate
and, with 79 cosponsors, certain to pass is Senate Resolution
65, introduced by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Lindsey
Graham (R-SC), two lobby stalwarts. It cleared the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee yesterday.
The resolution begins with five clauses of standard rhetoric,
noting that "since its establishment nearly 65 years ago,
the modern State of Israel has... forged a new and dynamic democratic
society including "freedom of speech, association, and religion;
a vigorously free press; free, fair, and open elections; the
rule of law; a fully independent judiciary; and other democratic
principles and practices...." The usual fare. Continued:
- SYRIA'S BASHAR: ASSAD WARNS 'TERRORISM' WILL COME BACK TO
- President Bashar Assad says the U.S. and Europe are supporting
his Islamist opponents, which will come back to haunt them. He
also has words for Jordan.Syrian President Bashar Assad, seen
in an image taken from video, said on state television that the
war against his government could spread to Jordan and beyond.
(Syrian state television / April 17, 2013)
BEIRUT Syrian President Bashar Assad warned in a television
interview Wednesday that the war against his government risked
spreading to neighboring Jordan and predicted that rebel fighters,
whom he described as Islamic extremists, would later take their
violence to the West. Speaking on the pro-government Syrian channel
Al Ikhbariya, Assad presented himself as a staunch patriot who
was fending off meddling by the West. He appeared to be wooing
Syrians wearied by the country's bloodshed, disillusioned by
all sides and desperate for Syria's conflict to end.
Assad charged that the United States and Europe were supporting
his Islamist opponents. He said the alleged support was cynical
and would come back to haunt them. The United States and its
European allies have given limited support to Syrian rebels,
but have been wary of providing aid, especially arms, that could
fall into the hands of Islamist extremists.
"The West uses any element, even if it is against them elsewhere,"
Assad said. "They fight Al Qaeda in Mali and they support
it in Syria and in Libya, but the West doesn't know or
perhaps it knows but is not now aware that this terrorism
will return to it and they will pay the price later in Europe
and the United States."
- U.S. WAS WARNED OF TERROR ATTACKS
- Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 by Reza Kahlili WND - Although
it is not known yet who is responsible for Monday?s heinous bombings
at the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured more than
100 people, a source within Iranian intelligence services told
WND the Islamic regime was behind them and to look for trails
through Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The source said the bombs were
planted near the end of the race so that the horrific images
of the blasts would be captured by all the media there and be
replayed over and over throughout the world. A senior commander
of the Islamic regime had warned less than two months ago that
terrorism was coming to America.
- "If the people of America and Europe do not confront
the aggressive policies of their governments, they cannot then
remain far from the possible future events (terror attacks),"
the regime?s armed forces deputy chief of staff, Brig. Gen. Masoud
Jazayeri, said in a Feb. 23 interview with Fars News Agency,
a media outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards. "Al-Qaida
groups and other services which operate for the interests of
America (in Syria) will soon change the region of their operations
and thereafter create new problems for America and Europe."
Jazayeri, objecting to U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war,
warned that explosions similar to those in Syria would take place
in other countries.
- With information from a source in the supreme leader?s office,
WND reported exclusively on Dec. 11, 2012, that a team of Quds
Force terrorist leaders had infiltrated the United States to
attack from within in 2013. The source said the team is to create
instability in America through terrorism should the U.S. fail
to accept the regime?s illicit nuclear program or increase sanctions,
confront Iran militarily or intervene in the Syrian civil war.
- The source said that a six-member team, including an explosives
specialist, was to join 10 Quds Force commanders who already
have a cell of 50 terrorists in the U.S. The source added that
Iran is working with al-Qaida factions because al-Qaida attacks
would not leave behind a link to Tehran. The source for today?s
information blamed the Islamic regime for the Boston attack and
pointed to the collaboration of the regime?s Quds Forces with
Hezbollah and elements of al-Qaida with links to individuals
in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He said that under Quds Force guidance,
Hezbollah recruited Sunni terrorists allied with al-Qaida factions
in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, who then entered the U.S. for terrorist
activities. The information has been shared with U.S. officials.
But until the FBI and other U.S. agencies complete their investigations,
all information regarding the bombings must be considered with
great caution and any conclusions would be premature.
- If the source is correct, however, then three individuals
will likely have had a hand in planning and preparing for the
attack: Mustafa Badr Al Din, the brother-in-law and cousin of
the dead terrorist Imad Mugniyah, who now serves as Mugnyiah?s
replacement as the military leader of Hezbollah and who also
serves as the deputy of Qasem Soliemani, the head of the Islamic
regime?s Quds Forces.
Mohammad Ali Hamadei, on the FBI?s most-wanted list, a Hezbollah
operator responsible for operation and infiltration of forces
into America who was based in New Mexico with a Latin American
passport and who was also seen last year in England.
Talal Hamieh, the head of Hezbollah?s External Security Organization
responsible for operations outside of Lebanon. He has been in
Mexico collaborating with drug cartels to raise funds for Hezbollah
cells and facilitates the transfer of arms and terrorists into
Both Badr Al Din and Hamieh were designated for sanctions by
the U.S. Treasury Department last year for their involvement
in terrorist activities throughout the world. In the aftermath
of the Boston bombings, Fars News Agency put out a piece headlined,
"Obama in deep trouble if Boston bombing was by Salafis
(ultraconservative Sunni Muslims)." Fars said one reason
that Obama has not linked the Boston bombing to al-Qaida is that
his administration wants to show it has defeated al-Qaida and
any mention of the terrorist group would undermine his position.
It ominously mentioned that America is now allied with the Salafis
and al-Qaida in confronting Syria?s Bashar Assad and that if
it?s proven that the same elements were responsible for the bombings
in Boston, then Obama would be severely criticized by the American
- Fars, as with the earlier warning by Jazayeri, denounced
Obama?s decision to help the opposition in Syria and hinted that
the Boston attack is related to al-Qaida and the hardcore Sunnis.
It concluded that Obama would likely not name them as the guilty
party to save face. Although the Islamic regime has long warned
that America will not be safe from its reach and that it must
not only accept Iran?s nuclear program but also end its support
for the opposition in Syria, there is no proven link yet between
Boston and Tehran. http://www.wnd.com/author/rkahlili/
- 2,000-YEAR-OLD DAMASCUS SYNAGOGUE DESTROYED
- rt.com - April 2, 2013 - Editors note: The sort of
jihadists and al-Qaeda fanatics the CIA specializes in arming
and supporting have made this sort of behavior their trademark.
There is no shortage of them now in Syria, thanks to the CIA,
Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
- The holiest Jewish site in Syria the 2,000-year-old
Jobar Synagogue in Damascus has been looted and burned,
and its roof blown off. The Syrian army and rebel forces have
both blamed each other for the demolition of the historic landmark.
- It is believed that the Jobar Synagogue, one of the worlds
oldest, was built atop a cave where the Prophet Elijah once hid
from persecution. One of the earliest historical mentions of
the synagogue can be found in the Talmud.
- According to Israel Radio, the rebels claimed that the Syrian
government looted the synagogue before burning it to the ground.
Meanwhile, the government alleged that the rebels had burned
down the synagogue. It has also been claimed that Zionist
agents stole historic artifacts from the holy site as part
of a planned operation, Al-Manar Television reported. Continued:
- ISRAELI POLICE HEAD TO US TO AID IN BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING
The head of the Israel Police, Major General Yohanan Danino -
(AFP Photo / Jack Guez)
- Published: Apr 17, 2013, 08:11 PM
- The investigation into Mondays deadly bombing at the Boston
Marathon has officially gone international: [why? what's wrong
with FBI?] law enforcement officials from Israel have been sent
to the United States to assist in the probe.
- Israel Police Chief Yohanan Danino says he has dispatched
officials to Boston, Massachusetts, where they will meet with
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and other authorities,
the Times of Israel Reports.
- Citing an earlier report published by the newspaper Maariv,
Times of Israel writes that Danino has dispatched police officers
to participate in discussions that will center on the Boston
Marathon bombings and deepening professional cooperation between
the law enforcement agencies of both countries.
- The paper reports that Israeli law enforcement planned the
trip before the deadly pair of bombings on Monday that has so
far claimed three lives, but the discussions will now shift focus
in order to see how help from abroad can expand the investigation.
- In an address made Tuesday, Israel President Shimon Peres
said that tragedies such as this weeks incident in Boston, sadly,
bring people together from across the world.
- When it comes to events like this, all of us are one family.
We feel a part of the people who paid such a high price. God
bless them, Peres said. Today the real problem is terror, and
terror is not an extension of policy: Their policy is terror,
their policy is to threaten. Terrorists divide people, they kill
innocent people. Continued: http://rt.com/usa/police-israel-investigation-boston-009/
- A SEAT FOR THE POPE AT KING DAVID'S TOMB
- Published: Friday, February 01, 2013 11:16 AM - Israel seems
to have sold Jerusalem to the Vatican.
- Giulio Meotti - An historic agreement has been drafted between
Israel and the Vatican. The Israeli authorities have granted
the Pope an official seat in the room where the Last Supper is
believed to have taken place, on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, and
where David and Solomon, Jewish kings of Judea, are considered
by some researchers, to also be buried.
- It is the culmination of a long campaign by the Catholic
Church to regain religious stewardship over the place where Jesus
is supposed to have broken bread and drunk wine with his disciples
on the eve of his crucifixion.
- This is an enormous issue pushed through without any public
- According to our sources, the agreement, which is expected
to be ratified next June, gives the Pope a special authority
over the second floor of the building, so that Christian pilgrims
will be able to celebrate religious functions like Pope John
Paul did in 2000.
- The agreement constitutes Israels capitulation to the
Vaticans efforts to Christianize the holy site,
like when a Catholic convent was built in Auschwitz.
- The Catholic Church has long wanted control over part of
the area on Mt. Zion so as to turn it into an international religious
center for Catholics. The blueprint of the agreement reads as
follows: The Vatican hands over this use of the Cenacle
to the Custody of the Holy Land which will keep the Cenacle open
from 6 AM to 8 AM for the celebration of the Holy Mass.
- NEW LAWS ALLOW STATES TO BUY ISRAELI ISSUED, US SECURITIES
March 6, 2013 A history of two destroyed currencies might
well have precluded Israel from selling its own shekel bonds.
So, back at the turn of the 21st century, it seems to have invented
a counterfeiting scheme to sell US bonds to Americans. It now
issue bonds in America payable in dollars, not shekels. The problem
is, the program was a success, and Israel now owes, or will soon
owe more dollars than it can ever repay because it cannot print
US dollars, as it prints shekels. What is Israel's solution?
Sell more dollar bonds, and use the proceeds from the new bonds
to pay off the old bonds! In this article I will differentiate
this practice from a Ponzi scheme.
- Israel may well be the power behind change in US state laws.
The Development Corporation for Israel (DCI), with a New York
address and US stockbroker connections, is the bond monger that
has been working this project for years, with few noticing. I
discovered Israel dollar bond huckstering only when someone told
me of an impending change to the laws in the State of Colorado,
such that only Israel could benefit, and Coloradans, especially
state employees, could only lose. It seems DCI has set up 25
sales offices across the US to market Israel's "Jubilee"
bond series seven. It came as a shock to me that "Jubilee
bonds" (probably first issued in 1998) are denominated in
dollars, not shekels, the currency I had to buy and use when
I was in Israel. . .
- Someone with Israel's interest at heart is instigating changes
in US state laws to allow state controlled money, to be invested
in Israeli bonds. The best place to stop this abuse is at the
- Our 50 states are all strapped financially and have little
long-term money to invest. The real target is not the Treasury,
but the biggest investment accounts in the statesthe employee
retirement fundswhich have a lot of money to invest. In
Colorado, retirement accumulation is in its 80th year and PERA
(Public Employees Retirement Association), according to its own
statement, holds over $37 billion in "global equities"
investment, of which $8 billion is fixed income. The pension
plans in other states are much larger, some with more assets
than Israel has. That is enough money to keep Israel going for
a while. . . Full story: charlesecarlson.com
OBAMA'S ISRAEL TRIP: U.S. PRESIDENT CARRIES 3 GOALS ON MIDEAST
By STEVEN R. HURST 03/11/13 03:45 AM ET EDT - WASHINGTON -- Three
goals will dominate President Barack Obama's coming visit to
Israel, his first as president: Convincing Israel and its leadership
he means what he says about stopping Iran from building a nuclear
weapon, mending a deeply troubled relationship with Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu and, in return, enticing Israel back to negotiations
with the Palestinians.
- Some of the cosmic stars of diplomacy and Middle East reality
are lining up to make the visit a success. Others are not. Whatever
the outcome, the visit that will also take Obama to the West
Bank and Jordan will mark a significant step by the president
deeper into a problem that has bedeviled American leaders for
decades. Managing expectations, therefore, is essential in the
remaining two weeks before Obama sets off on his mission.
- Palestinian and Iranian issues dominated Obama's remarks
in a White House briefing with representatives of major U.S.
Jewish organizations on Thursday. The president said it would
be premature to take a grand peace plan, according to a person
at the session who requested anonymity to detail the private
remarks. The person said Obama planned to tell Israelis that
just wanting peace was not enough, but would ask what hard steps
are they were willing to take. Continued: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/11/obama-israel-trip_n_2853006.html
- THE MARCH OF COUNTERFEITS: OPERATION UNBREAKABLE ALLIANCE/COVENANT
- Published on Mar 3, 2013 - MARCH IS BOILING IN COMPROMISES
AND COUNERFEIT AS THE DEVILS SCHEMES ARE PLAYING OUT WHO HAS
EARS TO HEAR LET HIM HEAR WHAT THE SPIRIT SAYS TO THE CHURCHES