INTERNATIONAL PULSE

Period: January 2016
 
 

 ISRAEL, THE MIDDLE EAST & ASIA
 


EGYPTIAN ACTIVIST HANGS ISRAELI FLAG, CALLS FOR END TO MEDIA'S 'DISHONEST REPORTING' ABOUT JEWISH STATE
October 27, 2015 An Egyptian-Muslim peace activist expressed strong support for Israel on Monday and called on major media outlets to halt their biased coverage of the Jewish state. In a video posted on Facebook, Ahmed Meligy criticized the media’s “dishonest reporting” and “brainwash methods” in relation to the current wave of violence in Israel. Filming from Egypt, he spoke to the camera with Israeli and Egyptian flags hanging on the wall behind him. After proclaiming his passion for his home country, the activist said he hung the Israeli flag as well because Israel has the right to be recognized “in a proper, decent, honest way.”
Meligy specifically mentioned the BBC and The Washington Post for “undermining what’s going on in Israel to the point that they are trying to bury it, so the world won’t know.” He cited specific headlines from both media outlets, which report on Palestinians being killed, but fail to identify them as terrorists and attackers. “Israel has the right to be recognized. What’s going on has to be mentioned fairly without these cheap tactics,” he said. “This [the biased reporting] has nothing to do with honesty. This has nothing to do with integrity and it’s a shame.”
The Egyptian activist urged the public to become the “true news reporters,” saying, “It is our duty to act and show the world what’s going on in Israel.” http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/10/27/egyptian-activist-hangs-israeli-flag-
calls-for-end-to-medias-dishonest-reporting-about-jewish-state/

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FRENCH JEWS FIND NEW RISKS IN ISRAEL
October 23, 2015 - By David Cloud - Friday Church News Notes - "And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee" (Deuteronomy 28:37). The lead article in USA Today on Oct. 20, "French Jews Find New Risks in Israel," describes the dangers Jews face throughout the world, including in Israel itself. France, with Europe's largest Jewish population, has become the largest source of emigrants to Israel, and this is driven by Europe's growing anti-semitism. Since January 2015, 6,000 French Jews have emigrated, nearly double the number in 2013. Over the past 65 years, Jews have been going home from locations all over the world. Most of them don't know exactly what is happening, but it is a fulfillment of prophecy. Bible believers who interpret prophecy literally are the only people on earth who know the times, and according to Bible prophecy, Israel is still under the judgment prophesied in Deuteronomy 28. God warned that if Israel rejected Him and His law, He would evict them from their land and scatter them throughout the earth. We have witnessed the fulfillment of this prophecy over the past 2,000 years. One of the most amazing facts of human history is the continued existence of Israel as a people and a nation, and it is irrefutable evidence of the divine inspiration of the Bible. The Bible describes the return of Israel to her land in a spiritually dead condition (Ezekiel 37:1-8), the reign of the antichrist (2 Thess. 2:3-12; Rev. 13), the Great Tribulation (Mat. 24:15-21), the spiritual conversion of Israel (Zech. 12:9-14; Ezek. 20:36-38), and the victorious return of Jesus Christ to establish His kingdom (Mat. 24:29-31). Presently, we are at the end of the Church Age, and Christ has not yet returned because He is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Pet. 3:8-9). We don't know exactly how long He will wait, but we can "see the day approaching" (Heb. 10:25), and the major focus of every child of God should be to find his or her place in the gospel preaching and discipleship business of the Great Commission. http://www.wayoflife.org

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WATCH: ISLAMIC STATE THREATEN ISRAEL IN NEW HEBREW VIDEO
‘Not one Jew will be left alive,’ warns masked man, revealing fluency in language
October 23, 2015 - By Ricky Ben-David - Still image from a new Islamic State video in Hebrew warning Israelis that 'not one Jew will be left alive' in Israel, October 2015. In its first-ever Hebrew-language video, which was posted online this week, the Islamic State terror group addressed an Israeli audience, warning that “no Jew will be left [alive]” once its fighters conquer Jordan and arrive at Israel’s borders. “This is a message to all the Jews, who are the Muslims’ No. 1 enemy,” says a masked man in green fatigues in fluent, if slightly Arabic- and French-accented Hebrew. “The real war has not even begun and everything you have experienced so far has been child’s play — [it is] nothing compared to what will happen to you soon enough, inshallah [God willing],” he warns. “We promise you that soon, not one Jew will be left [alive] in Jerusalem or across Israel and we will continue until we eradicate this disease [Judaism?] from the world,” he goes on. The video was removed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIVF7QQAErY

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ISRAEL BOMBS DAMASCUS, NATO EXPANDS MILITARY PRESENCE TO COUNTER RUSSIAN AGGRESSION AND MORE
November 12, 2015 - Evangelist Joey F. Bellmore looks at recent news from a Biblical perspective including Israel bombing Damascus, NATO expanding military presence in Europe to counter Russian aggression, Hezbollah pointing 150,000 rockets at Israel and more in this Signs of the Times Report.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcqIjSvT6eo
BREAKING: ISRAELI AIR STRIKES BOMB DAMASCUS AIRPORT
https://youtu.be/Govpwt4H6aE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Govpwt4H6aE

November 11, 2015 - The Next News Network - According to reports, Israeli aircraft carried out an airstrike near the Damascus Airport at 6pm local time Wednesday. Media outlets associated with Syrian President Bashar Assad confirmed the airstrikes, as Israel's channel 2 and the Iranian press have also reported. A military correspondent for channel 2 stated, “Israel has made it clear it would not allow the transfer of weapons from Iran, via Damascus, to Hezbollah in Lebanon.” According to unconfirmed reports by opposition groups, the target was a weapons shipment intended for Hezbollah. Israeli authorities, neither confirmed nor denied the airstrikes.
http://nnn.is/the_new_media

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TURKEY TO ISRAEL: NO RENEWAL OF TIES WITHOUT UNLIMITED ACCESS TO GAZA
December 28, 2015 - Worthy News - (Worthy News) - Turkey is demanding that Israel permit unfettered access to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as one of the conditions before it renews diplomatic ties with Israel, according to a report in Saturday editions of the Hurriyet Daily News. “
The report states that the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not accept any Israeli restrictions on the flow of Turkish aid to the Palestinian coastal enclave.
Turkish negotiators have reportedly presented this demand to Israel in negotiations over the restoration of diplomatic ties that were broken off following the crisis precipitated by an Israeli raid on a blockade-running flotilla bound for Gaza in 2010. http://www.worthynews.com/22475-turkey-israel-no-renewal-ties-without-unlimited-access-gaza

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AT JERUSALEM'S TEMPLE MOUNT, TENSIONS REMAIN AT A FEVER PITCH
Tensions and tempers continue to be volatile at Jerusalem's Temple Mount complex, with no sign of any solution to ease the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians over who can pray there.
December 19, 2015 - By Mike Plutchok - Channel NewsAsia - JERUSALEM: For Muslims, the Al Aqsa Mosque is an icon of Palestinian statehood and their third holiest site - one, they believe, is increasingly under threat by Israeli authorities. For the Jews, the mosque sits within their holiest place – the Temple Mount, from where they are prevented from praying.
The Temple Mount compound that houses the Al Aqsa Mosque has been at the centre of a row between Palestinians and Israelis and violent clashes are increasingly becoming regular there. The Al Aqsa Mosque compound is also a major sticking point of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a move the Israeli government hoped would calm tensions, it agreed that non-Muslims would be prohibited from praying here, but many Jews are against this arrangement.
Rabbi Yehuda Glick campaigns for non-Muslims to be allowed to pray here and his activity had him nearly assassinated in 2014. Like many religious Jews, he too wants to pray at the site of the ancient Jewish Temple.
“This is the main entrance to the Temple Mount, the holiest place in the world. Millions of people coming from all over the world,” said Yehuda Glick, chairman of the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation. “I used to come here every single day, three to four times a day; today I’m limited from going because the police claims that if I ascend, this will justify Islamic radical violence and therefore I do not ascend at this time.”
But despite the ban, recent rumours that Jews were trying to pray at the Temple Mount compound saw Muslim clerics in mosques and on social media urging young Arabs to defend the site Many heeded the call, resulting in violent clashes - not only here - but across Israel and the West Bank. Sheikh Omar Al Kiswani heads the Islamic authority that oversees the running of the compound. He is adamant that only Muslims should be allowed to pray here.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/at-jerusalem-s-temple/2361446.html

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PALESTINIAN CLERIC CALLS FOR STABBING JEWS LIKE ALLAH DID IN MUHAMMAD'S DAY
October 16, 2015 - By David Cloud - Friday Church News Notes - In a sermon delivered at a mosque in Gaza, Muslim cleric Sallah Abu Rajab brandished a knife and called on Muslims to kill Jews. He said, "Much can be told about Jerusalem. This is where the soldiers of the Prophet Muhammad are. This is the grace of Allah. The soldiers of the Prophet Muhammad are here. Brothers, this is why we recall today what Allah did to the Jews. We recall what he did to them in Khaybar" ("Rafah Cleric Brandishes Knife in Friday Sermon," MEMRITV.org, Oct. 9, 2015). Sallah also said, "Oh men of the West Bank, next time, attack in a group of three, four, or five. Attack them in groups. Cut them into body parts." At Khaybar, Muhammad attacked peaceful Jewish settlements, killed many of the men, robbed them of their hard-earned wealth, enslaved their women, daughters, and children, and forced the surviving men to farm the land and give half of the income to the Muslims. The following is from Muhammad's official Islamic biography: "After the treaty of Al Hudaybiya, Mohammed stayed in Medina for about two months before he collected his army and marched to the forts of Khaybar, a community of wealthy Jewish farmers who lived in a village of separate forts about 100 miles from Medina. Mohammed seized the forts one at a time. Among the captives was a beautiful Jewess named Safiya. Mohammed took her for his sexual pleasure. [Her husband and father had just been beheaded by the Muslims.] ... Mohammed knew that there was a large treasure hidden somewhere in Khaybar, so he brought forth the Jew who he thought knew the most about it and questioned him. The Jew denied any knowledge. Mohammed told one of his men, 'Torture the Jew until you extract what he has.' So the Jew was staked on the ground, and a small fire built on his chest to get him to talk. When the man was nearly dead and still would not talk, Mohammed had him released and taken to one of his men who had had a brother killed in the fight. This Muslim got the pleasure of cutting off the tortured Jew's head" (Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah, 756-764). http://www.wayoflife.org

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OBAMA'S EX-PASTOR: ISRAEL IS APARTHEID STATE, 'JESUS WAS A PALESTINIAN'
Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama’s former pastor, called Israel an apartheid state and said “Jesus was a Palestinian” at a rally in Washington hosted by the Rev. Louis Farrakhan. At an hours-long event Saturday on the National Mall titled “Justice or Else,” Wright said that African-Americans, Native Americans and Palestinians have suffered under the “three-headed demon” of “racism, militarism and capitalism.”
“The same issue is being fought today and has been fought since 1948, and historians are carried back to the 19th century … when the original people, the Palestinians — and please remember, Jesus was a Palestinian - the Palestinian people had the Europeans come and take their country,” Wright said, The Hill reported.
http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Obamas-ex-pastor-Israel-is-apartheid-state-Jesus-was-a-Palestinian-422664

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PALESTINIAN CLERIC CALLS FOR STABBING JEWS LIKE ALLAH DID IN MUHAMMAD'S DAY October 16, 2015 - By David Cloud - Friday Church News Notes - In a sermon delivered at a mosque in Gaza, Muslim cleric Sallah Abu Rajab brandished a knife and called on Muslims to kill Jews. He said, "Much can be told about Jerusalem. This is where the soldiers of the Prophet Muhammad are. This is the grace of Allah. The soldiers of the Prophet Muhammad are here. Brothers, this is why we recall today what Allah did to the Jews. We recall what he did to them in Khaybar" ("Rafah Cleric Brandishes Knife in Friday Sermon," MEMRITV.org, Oct. 9, 2015). Sallah also said, "Oh men of the West Bank, next time, attack in a group of three, four, or five. Attack them in groups. Cut them into body parts." At Khaybar, Muhammad attacked peaceful Jewish settlements, killed many of the men, robbed them of their hard-earned wealth, enslaved their women, daughters, and children, and forced the surviving men to farm the land and give half of the income to the Muslims. The following is from Muhammad's official Islamic biography: "After the treaty of Al Hudaybiya, Mohammed stayed in Medina for about two months before he collected his army and marched to the forts of Khaybar, a community of wealthy Jewish farmers who lived in a village of separate forts about 100 miles from Medina. Mohammed seized the forts one at a time. Among the captives was a beautiful Jewess named Safiya. Mohammed took her for his sexual pleasure. [Her husband and father had just been beheaded by the Muslims.] ... Mohammed knew that there was a large treasure hidden somewhere in Khaybar, so he brought forth the Jew who he thought knew the most about it and questioned him. The Jew denied any knowledge. Mohammed told one of his men, 'Torture the Jew until you extract what he has.' So the Jew was staked on the ground, and a small fire built on his chest to get him to talk. When the man was nearly dead and still would not talk, Mohammed had him released and taken to one of his men who had had a brother killed in the fight. This Muslim got the pleasure of cutting off the tortured Jew's head" (Ibn Ishaq, Sirat Rasul Allah, 756-764). http://www.wayoflife.org

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DID JOHN KERRY JUST HELP SET THE STAGE FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF BIBLE PROPHECY?
October 26, 2015 - By Kade Hawkins - As the age-old tussle for ownership and control of Jerusalem continues, it’s becoming more and more apparent that the Temple Mount is indeed at the center point of it all. Although considered sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims alike, the Temple Mount continues to attract attention from ongoing attempts to wrest it out of the grasp of all claimants to its Jewish heritage.
The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism. It’s believed to be the Biblical Mount Moriah, where Abraham fulfilled God’s test of his willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac. The Temple Mount has remained a focal point for Jewish services for thousands of years. Prayers for a return to Jerusalem and the rebuilding of the Temple have been uttered by Jews since the Second Temple was destroyed.
The area is also revered in Islam (despite Jerusalem not once being mentioned directly by name in the Koran) and is considered to be its 3rd holiest site. It is this area of land that many Muslim leaders have used to incite Palestinians to violence with claims that Israel was drawing up plans to limit Muslim access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque or to advance plans to rebuild the third temple. Even the slightest suggestion of change to the status quo has caused Arab leaders to threaten bringing the issue before the UN.
Riyad Mansour, the PA envoy to the UN, has asked the UN Security Council to step in and assist Palestinian Arabs by way of protecting Arabs from Israeli law enforcement “in the occupied territory starting in the Old City of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque”.
Israel strongly opposes this view. World Net Daily reported Netanyahu ‘s reaction: “There is no mention of Palestinian incitement and Palestinian terrorism…We’ve already seen what happens in holy sites in the Middle East when extreme Muslims destroy each other’s mosques, Christian sites, heritage sites, Jewish sites…there hasn’t been any change in the status quo – except for an attempt by some people, organized by Islamic groups in Israel as well as extremist elements – to place explosives in mosques and attack Jews from within the mosques.”
Mansour’s plea however prompted France to consider drafting a proposal to station international troops on the Temple Mount. If passed, the draft French proposal would not be binding but would only constitute a statement of intent on behalf of the U.N. Security Council. Israel’s reaction was communicated via UN representative Danny Danon, who declared that Israel would never agree to allow an international force to occupy the site of the two Biblical temples. http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2015/October26/262.html

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RUSSIA MUST HAVE FULL ACCESS TO THESE TWO COUNTRIES IF SHE IS TO LEAD NATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL
And, where is Russia today - in Syria and in Iraq!
October 23, 2015 - REUTERS NEWS BRIEF: "Baghdad Defies Washington: Iraq and Russia Agree to Hit ISIS Militants Heading from Syria to Iraq" First, Iraq invites Russia into her country. "Iraqi Parliaments National Security and Defense Committee Hakem al-Zameli said that Baghdad and Moscow have agreed to hit ISIL militants heading from Syria to Iraq. In a statement released on Friday, Zameli said that the joint data center between Iraq, Syria and Russia was still in its initial stage, noting that however, it has offered important intelligence information which helped end the battle in Baiji, Iraqi TV, al-Sumaria reported on Friday."
"From Syria to Iraq" The coalition of forces prophesied to march with Russia in Ezekiel 38-39 is most definitely taking form. While neither nation is mentioned as marching with Russia to attack tiny Israel, neither Syria nor Iraq are mentioned. But, it is also true beyond belief that Russia must unconditionally control the land of each country is her military forces can park at the edge of the Israeli State!
Ancient Jewish rabbis said many times that, when a Jew sees Russia take over Crimea, the Jew should prepare his garments to meet the Jewish Messiah. That time has arrived. How much closer does a Russia parked at the borders of Syria and Iraq seem to a Jewish believer? Christian, the time is here to "look up for your Redemption draweth nigh! http://www.cuttingedge.org

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BAGHDAD DEFIES WASHINGTON: IRAQ AND RUSSIA AGREE TO HIT ISIS MILITANTS HEADING FROM SYRIA TO IRAQ
October 25, 2015 - By Al Manar - Global Research - Russia Iraq - Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee Hakem al-Zameli said that Baghdad and Moscow have agreed to hit ISIL militants heading from Syria to Iraq. In a statement released on Friday, Zameli said that the joint data center between Iraq, Syria and Russia was still in its initial stage, noting that however, it has offered important intelligence information which helped end the battle in Baiji, raqi TV, al-Sumaria reported on Friday. http://www.globalresearch.ca/baghdad-defies-washington-iraq-and-russia-
agree-to-hit-isis-militants-heading-from-syria-to-iraq/5484335

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IN BREAK, TOP EU OFFICIAL SUGGESTS ISRAEL-PALESTINE 'CONFEDERATION'
Despite official European stance supporting two-state solution, parliament head brings up possibility conflict can be solved with different arrangement
October 26, 2015 - By Raphael Ahren - President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz is seen before receiving an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University, during a ceremony in Jerusalem, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
PM confirms he’s mulling revocation of Jerusalem Arabs’ residency. ‘We will turn you into body parts,’ says Gaza preacher waving explosive vest Gaza soccer commentators use broadcasts to praise terror attacks . The Israeli-Palestinian could be solved either through a two-state solution or a “confederation,” a top European Union official said last week, in what appears to be a suggestion in sharp contrast to official EU policy.
“Peace in the Middle East is possible only if the mother of all conflicts, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, is resolved and both peoples live together in two states or a confederation,” Martin Schulz, the president of the European Parliament, said Thursday during a speech in Düsseldorf, according to a report in a German Jewish weekly. It is unclear what exactly Schulz meant when he invoked the term “confederation” (Staatenbund in German) as an alternative to a two-state solution. Staatenbund usually refers to a league of states in which each state retains full sovereignty.
The EU’s declared foreign policy unambiguously calls for a two-state solution. “A negotiated two state solution is the only way to bring the lasting peace and security that both Israelis and Palestinians deserve,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said earlier this month. In July, the union’s 28 foreign ministers declared their commitment to the creation of an “independent, democratic, contiguous, sovereign, and viable State of Palestine.” They reaffirmed “that there is no alternative to a negotiated two state solution.”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-break-top-eu-official-suggests-israel-palestine-confederation

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GRAND MUFTI OF JERUSALEM MUHAMMAD AHMAD HUSSEIN SPEAKS TO CHANNEL 2
October 25, 2015 - By Ilan Ben Zion - The grand mufti of Jerusalem, the Muslim cleric in charge of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, said Sunday that there has never been a Jewish temple atop the Temple Mount, and that the site has been home to a mosque “since the creation of the world.”
Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein said in an Arabic interview with Israel’s Channel 2 that the site, considered the third holiest in Islam and the holiest to Jews, was a mosque “3,000 years ago, and 30,000 years ago” and has been “since the creation of the world.”
“This is the Al-Aqsa Mosque that Adam, peace be upon him, or during his time, the angels built,” the mufti said of the 8th-century structure commissioned by Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan.
Hussein has held the post of mufti since 2006; he was appointed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. He has previously endorsed suicide bombings against Israelis.
He vehemently denied that there has ever been a Jewish shrine atop the Temple Mount, despite rich archaeological and textual evidence to the contrary, including from Muslim sources. The 10th-century Muslim historian Mu?ammad ibn A?mad Shams al-Din al-Muqaddasi wrote in his description of Syria and Palestine that “in Jerusalem is the oratory of David and his gate; here are the wonders of Solomon and his cities,” and that the foundations of the Al-Aqsa Mosque “were laid by David.”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-mufti-denies-temple-mount-ever-housed-jewish-shrine/

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UN ADOPTS RESOLUTION DEMANDING ISRAEL RETURN POPULATED TERRITORY TO SYRIA
November 25, 2015 - Algemeiner Staff - The UN General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution demanding Israel give back territories it captured nearly 50 years ago — as well as the people residing in them — to Syria.
Turkey, which demands that embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad leave power, backed the resolution, as did Saudi Arabia, which supports rebel groups also battling Assad. While countries like France and Germany abstained from the vote that passed by a large majority, only six countries voted no, including Israel, the United States and Canada.
The resolution demands Israel “resume talks on the Syrian and Lebanese tracks.” “It’s astonishing,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, in a statement on the organization’s website. “At a time when the Syrian regime is massacring its own people, how can the UN call for more people to be subject to Assad’s rule? The timing is morally galling and logically absurd.”
“What is also outrageous is that these resolutions claim to care about Palestinians, yet the UN proves itself oblivious to the hundreds of Palestinians who continue to be slaughtered, maimed and expelled by Assad’s forces,” he said.
Monitors and analysts say Assad’s forces are responsible for tens if not hundreds of thousands of deaths, many of them civilians, in the ongoing civil war in Syria.
UN Watch reported that another five resolutions drafted by the Palestinian Authority were adopted on Tuesday that criticized Israeli policy while failing to mention the ongoing spate of Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israelis in the West Bank and Israel. One of the resolutions urged Israel to end its “occupation” of the Palestinian territories and invoked the Palestinians’ right to self-determination.
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/11/25/un-adopts-resolution-demanding-israel-return-populated-territory-to-syria/

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THE TRUTH ABOUT PIPELINE POLITICS IN THE SYRIAN PROXY WAR
October 7, 2015
Oil politics in the Syrian civil war is a complex web of money deception and proxy war. What began as non-violent grassroots rebellion against Bashar al Assad and the Syrian state has morphed into a complex proxy war involving countless factions and alliances competing for control of oil, and territory. Various nation states and world powers who have their own financial interests in the region are supporting the armies on the ground. This is because of Syria’s strategic importance as a potential gatekeeper between oil reserves from the gulf and oil markets in Europe. There are two different proposed pipelines that will have to run through Syria in order for this to happen. One sponsored by the gulf states called the “Qatar-Turkey pipeline” and one sponsored by the Iranians and Syrians nicknamed the “Islamic pipeline”.
Since the 1990s, Europe has been increasingly dependent on Russian natural gas and oil. In 2014 it was estimated that 42% of the European Union’s natural gas imports originated from Russia. This dependence has limited Europe’s ability to make a show of force against Russia. Last year the U.S introduced economic sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its annexation of Crimea. When the US asked the EU to participate, there was a heated debate amongst the European nations about how exactly to impose sanctions. Eastern Europeans felt especially threatened by Russia’s actions and wanted to enact the harshest penalties possible, however, Western Europeans were well aware that cutting off economic trade with Russia would destabilize their economies. As a result the European Union (EU) has desperately been looking for other sources of natural gas. The “pipeline” which will carry natural gas from Azerbaijan into Europe will help to offset dependence on Russian gas, but will take years to reach full capacity and will not rid Europe of Russian dependence altogether. On top of which European demand for natural gas is expected to rise dramatically in the next 30 years. There is only one known source of gas that can solve Europe’s long term energy needs and that’s source resides in the Middle East underneath the Persian Gulf.
http://www.unicornriot.ninja/?p=2092

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THE REAL REASON ISRAEL WANTS WAR WITH SYRIA: GAME-CHANGING OIL RESERVE DISCOVERED
October 8, 2015 - By DAHBOO777 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnztR-Ah6ns
After Israel complained for years that it was surrounded by oil-rich states but didn’t have a drop within its own borders, it appears there’s a big-time turnaround with the announcement Wednesday that massive oil reserves have been located in the Golan Heights,close to the country’s border with Syria.
Afek Oil and Gas, an Israeli subsidiary of the U.S. company Genie Energy, confirmed the find in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TVbut conceded that until the oil is actually extracted, they won’t be sure of the actual amounts and quality of the oil that has been discovered.
“We are talking about a strata which is 350 meters thick and what is important is the thickness and the porosity,” the company’s chief geologist, Yuval Bartov, explained. “On average in the world, strata are 20-30 meters thick, so this is ten times as large as that, so we are talking about significant quantities. The important thing is to know the oil is in the rock and that's what we now know.”
According to a September 2014 Times of Israel report on the Golan exploration, Genie Energy is chaired by Howard Jonas and counts among its more notable investors the “former US Vice President Dick Cheney, Michael Steinhardt, Jacob Rothschild, and Rupert Murdoch.”
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/08/potentially-game-changing-oil-reserves-discovered-in-israel/

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OBAMA APPROVED ISRAELI WEST BANK VIOLENCE
October 08, 2015 - By Stephen Lendman - Global Research - Ongoing Israeli instigated violence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (along with intermittent Gaza bombings and cross-border incursions) is part of its longstanding ethnic cleansing policy. The objective: maximum Jews and minimum Arabs, remaining ones confined to isolated ghettoized bantustans on worthless scrubland.
Nothing this extreme would be happening without US approval.
What began in late July with settlers killing three Dawabsha family members by immolation, followed by violent Israeli rampaging through the Al-Aqsa Mosque shifted to intensified state terror throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem, turning the entire territory into a battleground while Mahmoud Abbas and other PA officials do nothing to help defenseless Palestinians they’re sworn to serve and protect. Their inaction reflects complicity, collaboration with Israeli viciousness.
Where is world outrage? Why are Western and most regional leaders virtually silent in the face of ongoing Israeli atrocities? They include murdering young children threatening no one, breaking into Palestinian homes pre-dawn, terrorizing families, traumatizing children, damaging property, arresting innocent people, killing and brutalizing at will – a devastating reign of terror on an entire population.
Israel is run by Arab-hating fascists, Zionist extremists and religious fundamentalist zealots – a police state rejecting rule of law principles, enforcing apartheid worse than South Africa’s version, allowed to get away with it because Washington approves.
One rogue state supports another, partnering in each other’s high crimes. Israel is no democracy. It’s a machine for the manufacture of human rights abuses, Joel Kovel explains. Its Zionist ideology is a cancer harming Jews and non-Jews alike – a scourge on humanity.
More than ever, global BDS activism is needed. The most effective way to confront Israeli ruthlessness is economic – hitting it in the pocketbook where it hurts most, convincing growing numbers of people worldwide to lend support.
Israel considers BDS a strategic threat. It’s a significant force to be reckoned with. Each time a company or institution divests, Israel’s economy takes another body blow.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-approved-israeli-west-bank-violence/5480635

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FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT
October 4, 2015 - By David P. Goldman - Anyone who doubts the power of prayer should consider the power of Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, the Jerusalem hill where the First and Second Temples of ancient Israel once stood. It’s still a Jewish world, at least from the Indus to the Atlantic; everyone else just lives in it. That in what an extraterrestrial observer would conclude from the hysteria over a modest Jewish presence on the site.
A Palestinian law student last week murdered a young Israeli father and a local rabbi in Jerusalem’s Old City last week, the killer’s father declared: “He defended the honor of 1.5 billion Muslims all over the world,” according to the Washington Post. The murderer, Mohannad Halabi, also wounded the man’s wife and infant daughter, and killed a local rabbi who came to the family’s aid.
Halabi had written on his Facebook page, “What’s happening to our holy places, what’s happening to our mothers and sisters in al-Aqsa mosque? We are not the people who accept humiliation. Our people will revolt.” The killer’s father, Shafeek Halabi, declared “I am so proud of him” for having defended Muslim honor. Self-styled “guardians” of the Temple Mount have stockpiled stones and firecrackers in the al-Aqsa Mosque itself to throw at Jewish visitors as well as Israeli police, who have arrested violent protesters on several occasions in recent months.
It seems mad, but the provocation which brought about the present crisis is the wish of a few religious Jews to pray quietly at the side of the Temple Mount. A ban on prayer seems absurd in an age where religious freedom counts as a fundamental human right, but it is an existential issue to Muslims. It has alarmed world as well as regional leaders. The United Nations Security Council Sept. 18 expressed “grave concern” and called for “restraint” and maintenance of the status quo. Jordan’s King Abdullah II threatened Israel with a collapse of diplomatic relations due to Jewish “provocations.” Jordan’s foreign minister Nasser Judeh denounced Israeli police for “defiling al-Aqsa Mosque with their feet” (my personal olfactory experience at al-Aqsa makes this claim seem ironic). Turkey’s President Erdogan told al-Jazeera, “What is taking place at al-Aksa mosque is a crime against the entire Islamic world.”
Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount—even silent, personal, prayer—is forbidden by Israel’s government, and the mere threat of such prayer suffices to elicit violence from Palestinian Arabs and condemnation from Muslim leaders. The Jews may have returned to their ancient homeland, re-established their capital at Jerusalem and built the most prosperous and powerful state in the Middle East, but Muslims comfort themselves with the thought that Islam still holds their holiest site. http://atimes.com/2015/10/fear-and-loathing-on-the-temple-mount

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DENNIS ROSS: SUSAN RICE SEE ISRAEL 'MORE OF A PROBLEM' THAN PARTNER
WASHINGTON – US National Security Adviser Susan Rice is part of a wing of the White House that considers Israel “more of a problem” than a partner, Dennis Ross, a former adviser to President Barack Obama, said on Friday.
Speaking to CNN, Ross was elaborating on a column he published the day before detailing a moment in time he believes things could have gone differently in the US-Israel relationship, now fraught with tension and animosity after a public fight over the Iran nuclear deal.
When the Joint Plan of Action, an interim deal that governed the nuclear negotiations, was first announced, Rice’s handling of Israel’s concerns were antagonistic, Ross asserted. “Rice, reflecting her generally more combative mindset, would say to Abe Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, that in reacting to the Joint Plan of Action, Netanyahu’s posture was outrageous,” Ross wrote. “In her view, the Israeli leader did everything but ‘use the N-word’ in describing the president.” http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/
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SAUDI PRINCE PLEDGES $32 BILLION ON THE ISLAMIZATION OF AMERICA
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a senior member of the Saudi monarchy, says he’ll pledge his $32 billion to advance the islamization of America. ...
July 9, 2015 - By Geoffrey Grider - Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a senior member of the Saudi monarchy, says he’ll pledge his $32 billion to advance the islamization of America. The Saudis have spent billions already. 80% of the mosques built in America are Saudi funded. Islamic groups working to impose the sharia are largely funded by the Saudis. We can look forward to 32 billion more of the “kingdom’s brand of Islam, while censoring criticism of Islam.”
And it’s not just the media that is on the receiving end of this blood money, but also Muslim Brotherhood fronts like CAIR, which spend millions whining about how lucrative the “islamophobia” business is. As if …the Saudis have been wildly successful so far. Wikileaks has begun releasing a trove of documents — half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry. Wikileaks declares, “Media is not ‘controlled by Jews’ but by Saudi Arabia: media loyalties purchased around the world.” Notice how this wikileaks release has garnered little press. Alwaleed says he will model his endowment on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, only with a twist: Much of his philanthropic work will help “foster cultural understanding” of Islam in America and the West.
That means promoting the kingdom’s brand of Islam, while censoring criticism of Islam. Published reports and books reveal Alwaleed already has pledged millions to radical Muslim Brotherhood front groups that have a secret plan to Islamize America and spread Shariah law throughout the West. These pro-jihad groups can now count on a massive and virtually endless infusion of cash to their war chests. source
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/saudi-prince-pledges-32-billion-on-the-islamization-of-america/


 

 

 

 

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