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- BREAKING NEWS: SENIOR HEZBOLLAH COMMANDER HASSAN AL-LAQIS
WAS ASSASSINATED EARLY WEDNESDAY IN SOUTHERN BEIRUT
- From Associated Press - December 04, 2013 1:23 PM EST
Senior Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis was assassinated early
Wednesday in southern Beirut a sharp blow to the Iranian-backed
Shiite group. Hezbollah has no shortage of rivals eager to strike
at its strongholds and leadership:
- ISRAEL: Hezbollah quickly blamed Israel for al-Laqis' assassination,
saying it had tried to kill him several times already. Israeli
officials denied the accusations. Still, the Jewish state could
view the fallout from Hezbollah's armed intervention in Syria
and the long list of enemies it has created as
cover to move against a senior figure.
- Enmity runs deep between Israel and Hezbollah. The Lebanese
group waged an insurgency against the nearly 20-year Israeli
military occupation of southern Lebanon before Israel withdrew
in 2000. The Israelis have killed or have been suspected
of killing high-ranking Hezbollah figures for decades.
In 1992, Israeli helicopter gunships ambushed the motorcade of
Hezbollah leader Sheik Abbas Musawi, killing him, his wife, his
son and four bodyguards. Eight years earlier, Hezbollah leader
Sheik Ragheb Harb was killed in south Lebanon. But one of the
biggest blows came in 2008 when Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah
commander, was killed by a bombing in Damascus. Continued:
- OBAMA PLANS TO FORCE ISRAEL TO ACCEPT A PALESTINIAN STATE
WITH JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL
- By Michael Snyder, on November 5th, 2013 - If Israel and
the Palestinians do not agree on a two state solution
by the end of this year, the Obama administration plans to propose
its own solution and force it on the two sides in early 2014.
For Obama, the goal is to have this agreement in place in time
to influence the November 2014 mid-term elections. Unfortunately
for Israel, the Palestinians have absolutely no incentive to
move off of their current demands because Obama has been promising
them a Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders with East
Jerusalem as the capital since very early in his presidency.
So the Palestinians have no motivation to negotiate in good faith
since they already know that they are going to get what they
want in the end anyway. Ultimately, Obama plans to force Israel
to give up the West Bank, East Jerusalem and control over the
Temple Mount in exchange for a promise of peace that
is not even worth the paper that it will be printed on. When
it comes to Israel, the arrogance that Obama is displaying is
absolutely appalling. For example, Obama made the following statement
about Israel earlier this year
- Israel doesnt know what its own best interests
Oh, but Obama does?
- Not only does Obama believe that he knows what is best for
Israel, he also plans to force them to do it.
- According to IDF Radio, the U.S. government plans to submit
its own solution and force the two sides to agree
to it if negotiations do not produce an agreement by the end
of this year
- THE COMING BETRAYAL OF ISRAEL
Cal Thomas - Nov 12, 2013 - In Geneva, Switzerland, the United
States and other major powers appeared close to a deal with Iran
to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting some economic
sanctions against the terrorist-sponsoring state. Negotiations,
however, fell apart at the last minute when France and Iran balked
at the final wording on the interim draft. Talks are expected
to resume within a few weeks, but it is worth pausing to consider
what was nearly agreed to and what the outcome could likely be.
- President Obama has pledged to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
that America has Israel's "back." Who knew he had a
knife? An agreement that trusts Iran's promises and allows it
to surreptitiously complete development of nuclear missiles would
stab Israel in the back.
- North Korea promised former President Jimmy Carter during
his 1994 visit to Pyongyang it would close a nuclear reactor
at Yongbyon in exchange for food and humanitarian aid. The reactor
was subsequently re-opened. Memo to the Obama administrations:
- Unlike North Korea, an officially atheist state, Iranian
mullahs have repeatedly said they have a religious duty to annihilate
Israel, not to mention America. How do secular diplomats negotiate
with people who, in their minds, would be violating "Allah's
will" by making deals with the "great Satan"?
- While the negotiations between Secretary of State John Kerry
and Iran were taking place in Geneva, writes Ynetnews.com, "...the
Iranian government sent a different message with a broadcast
on state television of a simulated missile attack on Israel."
How much more evidence of Iran's intentions and ultimate objective
- Last month, Kerry and Netanyahu met for seven hours in Rome.
Caroline Glick of the Jerusalem Post, citing the Israeli newspaper
Yediot Aharonot, writes, "The secretary of state told the
prime minister that he heard from his European friends ... that
if the negotiations (with the Palestinians) fail, Israel can
forget about participating in the European research and development
program 'Horizon 2020'." Kerry is then quoted as saying,
"And that will only be the beginning."
- Doesn't Kerry have this backward? Sanctions might be lifted
against Iran for a promise that won't be kept, but possibly imposed
on Israel if it won't agree to what amounts to assisted suicide?
- A DANGEROUS TIME FOR ISRAEL
- November 12, 2013 - Jonathan F Keller - See also: Can Israel
- Forty years ago last month the Israeli government faced a
critical decision -- whether or not to launch pre-emptive strikes
on Egypt and Syria. Israeli intelligence had belatedly determined
that the Arabs were about to begin a coordinated surprise attack
on the holy day of Yom Kippur. The always ready Israeli air force
could have launched pre-emptive strikes on the enemy, disrupting
their final preparations and robbing them of the initiative.
The government of Golda Meir held back, requiring the Israel
Defense Force (IDF) to absorb the initial Arab blows at a substantial
cost in men, munitions and equipment. There was really only one
reason for this Israeli restraint -- the Israelis knew that the
United States opposed such a strike, and that strong American
support would be critical in the coming war.
- Today the government of Benjamin Netanyahu faces a similar
dilemma, though not on the same perilous time frame of mere hours
and minutes. But if the time pressures are not as critical as
they were on the morning of October 6, 1973, the stakes are just
as high. A nuclear-armed Iran is probably more dangerous to Israel
than were the massed Syrian and Egyptian armies on that long-ago
October day, and the calculations that the Israeli government
must make are similar. What will be Netanyahu's solution?
- There are many parallels between Israel's situation on the
eve of the 1973 war and now, and also substantial differences.
Let's examine the similarities. Israel is and was perceived as
a dominant, almost militarily invulnerable power, before the
outbreak of hostilities. The opposing Arab/Islamic governments
were and are historically unstable, and have consistently seen
conflict with Israel as a convenient way to divert attention
away from domestic problems and crises. Domestically weak, indifferent,
even hostile presidents (Nixon and Obama), head American governments,
supported by cold and ambitious secretaries of state (Kissinger
and Kerry). Finally, in both cases, the Soviet Union/Russia plays
a heavy and destabilizing role in support of the Arab/Islamic
- Continued: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/11/a_dangerous_time_for_israel.html
- SAUDI KING NEXT ON MIDEAST REBELS TARGET LIST
Sources say Iranian agents caught plotting rebellion against
Published: 09/16/2013 at 7:56 PM - Aaron Klein - NEW YORK
An Iranian cell has been caught in Saudi Arabia attempting to
provoke a Shiite rebellion against the Saudi kingdom, according
to informed Middle Eastern security officials. The security officials
said interrogation of the cell of seven Iranian agents caught
in an eastern Saudi province revealed the existence of a second
cell in Bahrain also attempting to destabilize the country by
plotting a Shiite rebellion. The security officials stated Saudi
Arabia passed information to the Obama administration warning
that the U.S. outreach to Iran has already emboldened Tehran
to press ahead with a campaign to attempt to weaken moderate
Arab regimes that are U.S. allies.
- A Jordanian source, meanwhile, told WND that moderate Arab
moderate countries are very worried over Obamas
diplomatic gestures to Iran. They fear any U.S. deal could expand
Tehrans future influence in the Middle East, including
via proxies like Hezbollah.
- Yesterday, it was reported that an exchange of letters between
Obama and Irans new president, Hassan Rouhani, may result
in a possible meeting between the two leaders at a U.N. summit
next week. Any such meeting would mark the first face-to-face
encounter between a U.S. and Iranian head of state since Irans
- The diplomatic outreach to Iran follows a U.S. deal with
Irans ally, Syria, that would place the Syrian regimes
chemical weapons arsenal under international custodianship to
avoid a U.S. military strike on Damascus. http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/saudi-king-next-on-mideast-rebels-target-list/#TLb20Y4ZAd9qYCVM.99
- BOLTON: ISRAEL HAS 'SHORT TIME' TO STRIKE IRAN
Warns Tehran will soon possess nuclear weapons beyond reach
Published: 03/11/2013 at 12:13 PM
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a very
short period of time to decide whether to strike Irans
nuclear infrastructure before Tehran possesses nuclear weapons,
warned former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton in a radio
interview last night.
- Obviously, in the short term, Israel is focused on
forming its own government, stated Bolton. But I
think, assuming its Prime Minister Netanyahu forming that
government, he has a very short period of time in which to determine
whether Israel will use military force, knowing that the United
States will not, or whether Israel is prepared to allow Iran
to get to the point where it has nuclear weapons.
- Bolton said he doesnt know what Netanyahus decision
will be but warned every day that goes by allows Iran to
put its nuclear capabilities beyond Israels powers to destroy.
- Bolton was speaking last night on Aaron Klein Investigative
Radio on New Yorks WABC Radio.
- The former diplomat told Klein he doesnt believe the
Obama administration will take any military action against Iran.
- I dont think it will come from the United States,
thats for sure, Bolton said. The question is
whether at some point Israel acts in its own self defense as
it has twice before when it struck Saddam Husseins reactor
in 1981 and the Syrian reactor in September of 2007.
- Boltons comments come a week before President Obama
is slated to visit Israel, with the topic of Iran likely to dominate
discussions with Israeli officials. http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/bolton-israel-has-short-time-to-strike-iran/
- DESPARATE ARABS PROPOSE UNITED FRONT WITH ISRAEL
Prompted by concern over U.S. outreach to Iran
Published: 18 hours ago 11.13.2013 Aaron Klein - TEL AVIV
Concerned over U.S outreach to Iran, the Kingdom of Jordan has
proposed the creation of an organization consisting of senior
intelligence officials in the region, including Israel, to coordinate
efforts to prevent Tehran from building a nuclear weapon. Informed
Middle Eastern security officials told WND the proposed intelligence
network is actually the initiative of Saudi Arabia. However,
the Saudis have asked Jordan, for political reasons, to serve
as the public front. The security officials said Turkey was not
enthusiastic about the concept, instead advocating dialogue with
Iran over its nuclear ambitions. The Saudis are deeply concerned
over Western talks with Iran set to continue in Geneva later
this month, the officials said. Secretary of State John Kerry
on Monday accused Tehran of backing away from a deal at last
weeks Geneva talks. http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/desperate-arabs-propose-united-front-with-israel
- ANALYST IRAN NOW 'BUILDING A PLUTONIUM REACTOR'
'Once you give in to these people, they won't take an inch. They'll
take a mile'
Published: 2 days ago today 11.13.2013 - Radio America - Six
nations reportedly agree on the framework of a deal that would
ease international sanctions on Iran in exchange for its verifiable
compliance with steps to prove it is not developing nuclear weapons.
Iran is rejecting the deal, but the the international discussions
in Geneva, Switzerland, follow last last weeks revelations
that President Obama secretly eased U.S. sanctions aimed at Iran
month ago. The framework adopted by the U.S., Great Britain,
France, Russia, China and Germany would funnel billions in monetary
assistance into Iran in exchange for promises to cease activities
that could lead to nuclear weapons and allow a more open inspection
- Obamas overture reportedly came as a result of a new
tone offered by new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani following
years of inflammatory rhetoric from former President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Chuck Nash is an expert
on the Iranian nuclear threat. He told WND even starting down
the road to a diplomatic agreement is a fools errand. This
is all about appearances, he said. They will appear
to be more open, but you cannot do a deal with the Iranians.
They are totally untrustworthy. They have been since 1979. They
are not changing. They are just wearing down our will.
Of the six nations, France seems to be driving the hardest bargain,
demanding that Iran not enrich uranium beyond 20 percent. Nash
said even that is giving away far too much.
- Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/analyst-iran-now-building-a-plutonium-reactor
- YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
- Irans nuclear program presents a clear and present
danger to the lives of hundreds of thousands of Jews, and to
the existence of the Jewish state.
- The evidence accumulated by Israeli and other western intelligence
agencies has confirmed Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and not
just nuclear energy, as it claims.
- For more than 20 years, Israels leaders from
Yitzhak Rabin to Shimon Peres to Ehud Barak to Ariel Sharon to
Ehud Olmert have continually sounded the alarm against
the menace rising to the east, and appealed to the international
community to step in.
- Benjamin Netanyahu himself has warned, repeatedly and with
increasing intensity, that Iran is set on going nuclear and that,
once obtained, its atomic warheads will be aimed first at the
State of Israel, but not only at this state.
- The accumulated effort of these successive Israeli prime
ministers has been that an often reluctant and vacillating world
with the nudging of one or two leading nations
slowly ratcheted up sanctions, bringing Iran almost to its knees.
- But now US President Barack Obama after acting to
prevent an Israeli military strike on Irans program in
the past year has opted for what it calls responsible
diplomacy in an effort to circumvent military action.
- The route taken by the administration has already eroded
the effect of the sanctions; Washington has given Iran reason
to believe that it can get billions of dollars pumped into its
economy without ending or even partially reversing its nuclear
- Alarmed by the developments, Netanyahu continues to loudly
decry the dangerous potential of the Obama-led road.
- On November 13 he cautioned that the tabled plan was a very
bad deal that could lead directly to war.
- Even before the talks with Iran in Geneva, Netanyahu put
the international community on notice that Israel will not let
its fate be decided by third parties as, for example, Czechoslovakia
had its future determined by the world powers of its day.
- Since September, the prime minister has spoken on the carpeted
floor of the White House, in the United Nations General Assembly,
at the University of Bar Illan, and on widely watched media like
the Charlie Rose Show, NBCs Meet the Press,
and CBS Face the Nation.
- On October 1 he spelled it out to the UN: I want there
to be no confusion on this point. Israel will not allow Iran
to get nuclear weapons. If Israel is forced to stand alone, Israel
will stand alone.
- The world it appears either dismissed that
warning, or was galvanized by it into appeasing Iran.
- Nonetheless, in a sharply worded message to US Secretary
of State John Kerry on November 8, Netanyahu let it be known
that his country would not be obliged by any deal worked out
between the world powers and the Iranians that it was
resolved if it had to, to go it alone.
- Israel will do everything it needs to do to defend
itself; to defend the security of its people, were his
- The world has been clearly warned: Israel must act. Israel
is poised to act.
- Israel will certainly act to ensure that Iran will not be
allowed to acquire a nuclear bomb.
- OBAMA TO NETANYAHU: CAN YOU CHILL OUT ON COMPLAINING ABOUT
MY IRAN DEAL?
- posted at 2:31 pm on November 30, 2013 by Jazz Shaw
Its been clear ever since the deal was struck that Israel
was no fan of the six month temporary arrangement
being cooked up with Iran. Bibi Netanyahu was out in front of
the press calling it an historic mistake and refusing to have
his nation bound by any such agreement. His criticism
along with that of many of Israels supporters hasnt
tapered off since then, even though the White House seems to
have bought itself six months to come up with something more
palatable. But the President isnt one to just ignore the
concerns of a valued ally like Israel, so he placed a call to
suggest to Netanyahu a new plan for moving things forward. Hey
how about you just shut up?
- HAVE YOU NOTICED WHAT'S BEEN DIFFERENT ABOUT NETANYAHU'S
WHITE HOUSE VISITS COMPARED TO OTHER HEADS OF STATE? September
- November 2013 Breaking News Netanyahu
has been warned now or never on military strike. by Aaron Jay
- ISRAEL'S CHRISTIAN ALLIES - BE READY
- Stan Goodenough, Jerusalem Watchman - Our nations are progressively
lining up on one side of the fence, leaving Israel increasingly
isolated on the other. The day is drawing near has already
arrived, in fact when we will have to choose between being
loyal citizens of our own nations, or unfaithful to them. If
you have not already made up your mind about this, do. Or you
will not be prepared to stand with Israel when she stands alone.
You may even be tempted to join ranks with those who stand against
her. The Israeli government it is quite possible
will soon use the Israel Defense Forces to try and stop Iran
from sustaining its pursuit of nuclear weaponry.
- Employing every available avenue, Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu has been warning the world warning US
that a nuclear Iran poses an existential and thus insufferable
peril to his country. He has alerted the international community
to the probability of an imminent Israeli strike to remove this
threat. Led by the Obama administration, the P1+5 group of world
states has moved to stymie any defensive Israeli military action
by diplomatically engaging Iran the aggressor.
- Israel believes that, if successful, the plan proposed by
these powers will leave the Iranians on the very verge of nuclear
weapons development; able to speed towards bomb building within
weeks. Once signed, the agreement would make it practically impossible
for Israel to launch its attack without bringing an avalanche
of international fury on its head. In fact, the commencement
of efforts to find a political out has already made highly questionable
the chance of any IDF action against Iran.
- In resorting to force now, Israel will appear as an opponent
of diplomacy. Already with inflated hysteria the
media and officials to the East and the West are charging Israel
with warmongering. Netanyahu (and thus his nation) is now stuck
between a rock and a very hard place. Either he must leave Iran
(now facilitated by the world powers) to come within attainable
reach of fissile material, or he must order a preemptive action
to prevent this.
- An Israeli strike could trigger a regional war with unknown
consequences. Certainly it will unleash wall-to-wall political
condemnation of this nation, perhaps provoking an international
decision to punish her. Christian allies of Israel need to rally
as never before around this endangered nation and its reviled
- We should pray:
- * That the Lord will protect and defend Israel.
- * That the Lord will unmask and bring to naught the plots
and plans of the Enemy.
- * That the Captain of Armies of the Lord would
direct Prime Minister Netanyahu and give him courage,
wisdom and skill to do what is best for His people.
- * That the plans of Israels military strategists under
Chief of Staff Benny Gantz would be ingeniously devised and effectively
enacted at the right time. And we should without delay contact
our political representatives, telling them:
- * We expect them to take a stand against any plan to ease
sanctions against Iran until that state agrees to dismantle and
do away with its nuclear program.
- * We expect them to go on the record as being in support
of a military response should Iran fail to immediately agree
to close down and dismantle its nuclear enrichment facilities.
- Understanding that the worlds hostility towards Israel
is destined to intensify whatever happens with Iran today
or in any other situation tomorrow we should equip ourselves
to take the side of this nation against our own governments,
communities, even churches and family members. When, in the end,
all nations come against Israel and against Jerusalem, we need
to know where we will stand.
- Stan Goodenough, Jerusalem Watchman [Jerusalem Watchman is
STAN GOODENOUGH, a South African Gentile Christian resident in
Israel for 25 years. A journalist, commentator, speaker and licensed
Israel tour guide, he writes to help Christians understand the
biblical context of events affecting Israel; to encourage prayer
as well as action in support of the Jews in their God-given land.
- HAMAS: A THIRD INTIFADA IS COMING
Nov 14, 2013 10:55 AM - Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman -
Hamas leadership has called on Arabs to unite in a Holy War and
uproot the Jews from Israel. They declared that a
third intifada (uprising) is coming. Not surprisingly, a parade
of thousands of Hamas operatives in Gaza took place while our
own government is taking actions that embolden Israels
enemies fanatics who swear to annihilate the Jews and
take over Israel.
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry engaged in several actions
that severely undermine our relationship with Israel. In Geneva,
Kerry represented the United States in negotiations with Iran.
In a proposed interim deal, sanctions against Iran
would be relaxed in return for production limits being placed
on Irans nuclear program, stopping the weapons-grade uranium
enrichment, and allowing for increased inspection and monitoring.
Although a deal was not reached, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu declared, This is a very, very bad deal
Israel is not obliged by this agreement and Israel will do everything
it needs to do to defend itself and the security of its people.
Secretary of State Kerry was also engaged in meetings with Palestinian
and Israeli leaders to initiate peace talks. Kerry,
speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, obviously sides
with the Palestinians in deeming that the West Bank, the
disputed territories, belong to them contrary
to Israels views.
In one question and answer session during his recent visit to
Tel Aviv, John Kerry dared to ask Israeli officials, Why
do you want to build in what will eventually be Palestine? We
do not believe the settlements are legitimate.
This comment and others further exposes the Obama administrations
views on the disputed territories between Israel
and Palestine. It includes East Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Israeli
leadership has been explicitly clear that NO peace talks will
include the failed tact of land for peace deals and
the division of Jerusalem.
++The Obama administration is systematically undermining Israels
best interests. [Email]
- SHEFTEL: "US SECRETARY OF STATE IS THE ENEMY OF THE
- Haman the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews - Esther
- Lawyer Yoram Sheftel won the first battle of this article
without even knowing that it was being written. While calling
US Secretary of State John Kerry "Enemy of the Jews"
in an interview with Settler Channel 7 published on November
15, 2013, Sheftel used a Hebrew term from the Book of Esther
that is not easily translated into English.
- "Shrewd!" I said. There was nothing else to expect
from such a prominent lawyer. Few English speakers would care
for being called "tzorer."
Attorney Yoram Sheftel
Defending 'Ivan the Terrible': The Conspiracy to Convict John
- I was worried about including a lengthy explanation of the
Hebrew term since every word would cost me readers.* Refusing
to surrender to Sheftel's first successful strike, I opened the
English King James Bible translation, and in pure delight read:
"Haman the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews"Esther
- Sheftel chose a boomerang as his weapon and missed the target.
Is he in time to wear a helmet?
- Haman Who?
- According to the Book of Esther, Haman, royal vizier to King
Ahasuerus, planned to kill the Jews.** Following an intricate
string of events, his plans were thwarted by Mordecai and Queen
Esther. Afterwards, the Jews killed not only their would-be executioners,
but also their wives, children and relatives. Altogether, 800
were killed in Susathe capital cityalone, and 75,000
in the rest of the empire. The following day was declared feast,
the genocidal Purim we still can see being celebrated today.
- U.S. DISMISSES ASSESSMENT ON IRAN AS 'EXAGERATED, NOT BASED
- State Department rejects Israeli estimate that sanctions
relief offered to Iran in Geneva is worth $40 billion to Tehran.
By Haaretz - Nov. 14, 2013 - 1:23 AM - The State Department rejected
on Wednesday Israel's assessment that the deal offered to Iran
by the world powers in Geneva could be worth up to $40 billion
- Iran and the P5+1 - the United States, France, Germany, Russia,
Britain and China - edged close to a preliminary accord on Iran's
nuclear program during negotiations last week. The world powers
are considering a temporary and limited relief of international
sanctions in exchange for steps taken by Iran to halt most of
its nuclear program.
- Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Wednesday
that the sanctions relief package offered to Iran could be worth
as much as $40 billion to Tehran.
- But when asked about Steinitz's estimate, State Department
spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki criticized Israel and said that Steinitz's
"number, I can assure you, is inaccurate, exaggerated, and
not based on reality." Psaki did not offer an American assessment,
but did say it was considerably lower than that of Israel.
- ISRAEL LOBBY SMEARS KERRY AS ANTI-ISRAEL, PRO-HAMAS, QUESTIONS
HIS CONDUCT OF IRAN TALKS
by Richard Silverstein on November 13, 2013 - on Mideast Peace
- John Kerrys letter requesting safe-passage for Gaza-bound
humanitarian mission. An indication of just how low the Israel
Lobby can go in its efforts to smear U.S. government officials
who defy their wishes can be seen in todays Maariv. It
features an article by Israels leading smear-monger rightist
reporter, Ben Dror Yemini, calling John Kerry a supporter of
radical ultra-leftists and Israel-haters
like Jodie Evans (a co-founder of Codepink) and Ali Abunimah
(Electronic Intifada). The (false) headline:
- Scoop: John Kerry Supported Organizers of the Gaza Flotilla
- Letter of Recommendation Given to Anti-Israel Group Raises
Question About Kerrys Discretion and Conduct Concerning
- The background: in 2009, the Free Gaza Movement organized
a series of flotillas and humanitarian missions designed to break
the Gaza siege and bring humanitarian relief to Gaza. In 2010,
the Mavi Marmara attempted to break the Gaza blockade.
- As Greta Berlin, a founder of the Movement notes in a comment
below, a separate entity was the Gaza Freedom March. Its mission
was to bring humanitarian relief overland to Gaza via Egypt.
Yemini has confused the two entities.
- Among those supporting the March, according to Yemini, were
Jodie Evans and Ali Abunimah. In fact, before one of these missions
(December 2009) someone in Evans delegation secured a letter
from then-Sen. Kerrys office asking for safe-passage from
any government officials they might encounter. Kerry asked that
the group be treated with respect and allowed to complete its
work.This letter, one of hundreds Kerry has undoubtedly written
over the years, is designed to ensure the safe passage of his
constituents who travel into regions where such a letter might
carry some weight. Thus, a harmless pro-forma letter becomes
an indictment of both the aid groups themselves and John Kerry
for supporting them. Continued: http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2013/11/13/israel-lobby-smears-kerry-as-
- BEDTIME IN THE MIDDLE EAST
By Washington Times (DC) November 22, 2013 12:15 pm Politics
make strange bedfellows, as we all know, and sometimes it's a
weird bed, indeed. You can bet that when Israel and Saudi Arabia
snuggle under the covers together, it's a king-size bed, and
there's an enormous bundling log between them.
- The governments in both Jerusalem and Riyadh, each with a
wary eye on Tehran, have separately concluded that Barack Obama
and the Americans are unreliable partners in peace. These Arabs
and the Jews have begun, on their own, planning a realistic response
to the Iranian bomb that portends only catastrophe for everyone
in the Middle East.
- Once enemies, Israel's Mossad intelligence agency and the
Saudi government are working on contingency plans for destroying
Iran's nuclear-warfare facilities, if necessary, after the West
- sans France - and Iran conclude a deal later this week in Geneva
to appease the Iranian appetite.
- "Both the Israeli and Saudi governments are convinced
that the international talks to place limits on Tehran's military
nuclear development amount to appeasement and will do little
to slow the development of a nuclear warhead," The London
Sunday Times reported over the weekend.
- Continued: http://www.gopusa.com/freshink/2013/11/22/bedtime-in-the-middle-east/?subscriber=1
- "NOBODY WILL TEACH ME ABOUT
JERUSALEM. NOBODY LOVES JERUSALEM MORE OR LESS THAN US."
- This extraordinary text was said today, October 21, 2013,
by Israel's Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni, who opposed the
new Jerusalem Law approved on the same day by the Ministers'
- The misleading, awkward logic behind the clumsy sentence
reflects the wrong spirit of the new law. Comfortably sitting
in her Jerusalemite bunker, Minister Livni is detached from reality.
I am glad to inform the honorable minister that from Thailand
to Bolivia, I have met many people in the world that do not know
what Jerusalem is. Thus, they do not love it. The Minister's
statement, which implies that the entire humanity loves Jerusalem
equally, is false.
Minister of Justice Livni
Nobody loves Jerusalem more or less than us. The Irrationals
- Wrong Law
- The new bill is short, with just two clauses. The first one
states that the government or anyone acting on its behalf cannot
conduct negotiations with a view to partition Jerusalem or hand
over any part of it without a majority of at least 80 Knesset
members, i.e. a 2/3 majority. Cont'd: http://www.roitov.com/articles/jerusalemlaw.htm
- NETANYAHU'S DEFIANCE TO THE UNITED NATIONS
- Friday Church News Notes, October 11, 2013 - Israel's Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was defiant in his speech to the
United Nations on October 1. He quoted the Bible five times,
and proclaimed his faith that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob would establish Israel in her land according to His promises.
He cited the Persian king Cyrus's edict for Israel to return
to the land and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem, and called upon
Iran, the modern incarnation of Persia, to stop fighting against
Israel. Netanyahu said that "presidents of Iran have come
and gone, and (yet) we re-established our sovereign state in
our ancestral homeland, the land of Israel" ("Netanyahu
prophetically correct at UN," Israel Today , Oct. 3, 2013).
Israel's Prime Minister boldly exposed Iran's terrorism and denounced
it as a "rogue regime." He said that if necessary,
Israel would stand alone in dealing with Iran's nuclear threat.
He quoted from Deuteronomy 33, which promises that the eternal
God is Israel's refuge, that Israel will dwell in safety alone,
and that Israel's enemies will be found to be liars. Netanyahu
concluded by saying, "The people of Israel have come home
never to be uprooted again." He quoted Amos' prophecy of
the restoration of Israel to the land (Amos 9:14-15), but what
Netanyahu does not understand is that Israel is back in the land
today in an apostate condition and that she is still under God's
judgment for rejecting her own Messiah. The Messianic prophecies
will not be fulfilled until Israel receives the Messiah. The
glory of God left Israel before the destruction of the First
Temple and it has never returned. After Israel accepts the Antichrist's
lying peace program and rebuilds her temple, she will again be
scattered during the Tribulation. Netanyahu quoted from Jesus
in his speech (calling Iran's leader a "wolf in sheep's
clothing"), but if Netanyahu believed in Jesus as the Messiah
he would understand these things, for Jesus prophesied of Israel's
history in the clearest of terms in Matthew 24. "When ye
therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of
by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth,
let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into
the mountains. ... For then shall be great tribulation, such
as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no,
nor ever shall be" (Mat. 24:15-16, 21). http://www.wayoflife.org
- POPE APPREALS FOR 'FAR AND LASTING' MIDDLE EAST PEACE IN
TALKS WITH ISRAEL'S NETANYAHU
- Pope Francis has called for a fair and lasting solution to
"the complex political and social situation in the Middle
East" during a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu, who has invited the pope to Israel.
- Benjamin Netanyahu met Pope Francis on Monday as part of
his visit to Rome, where the pontiff called for progress in Israeli-Palestinian
The pope appealed for a "fair and lasting" Middle East
peace deal, with the Vatican saying that the 25-minute meeting
focused on "the complex political and social situation in
the Middle East, in particular on the restart of the Israeli-Palestinian
The Vatican announced in a statement published after the meeting
that it hoped for "a fair and lasting solution as soon as
possible, respecting the needs of both parties."
Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians resumed in July
after a lengthy hiatus, but broke down over issues including
settlement building in the occupied West Bank. DW.DE
- Israel's fears over Iran nuclear dealThe interim agreement
on Iran's nuclear program is seen by many as a milestone, but
not in Israel. The government there is especially strident in
its criticism. (26.11.2013)Netanyahu also invited the pope to
make his first visit to Jerusalem since replacing Benedict XVI
at the head of the Roman Catholic Church. No date has yet been
set, but sources on both sides indicated that Francis could go
to Jersualem before President Shimon Peres' term ends in July.
The Vatican and Israel established full diplomatic relations
- OBAMA PUTTING SQUEEZE ON TEMPLE MOUNT
Seeks Complete Palestinian rule over Judaism's most sacred site
- Hatem Moussa/AP - Gazans protest in Gaza City on Sept. 24
against visits to a disputed Jerusalem holy site by religious
Jews, claiming it is a desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque. The hilltop
compound is revered by Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest
site in Judaism, and by Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, or Noble
Sanctuary, the third-holiest site in Islam.
- JEWISH ACTIVISTS WANT TO PRAY ON JERUSALEM'S TEMPLE MOUNT
- December 4, 2013 ? A small but growing movement by Jewish
activists demanding the right to pray at the site of their destroyed
temple, in the heart of this disputed capital's Old City, is
creating a potentially explosive clash with the Muslim world,
which considers the spot holy and bans Jews from public worship
there . . . Their proposals, long dismissed as extremist, are
now being debated in the Israeli parliament and embraced by an
expansionist wing in the ruling coalition government of Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. These political leaders, many in
Netanyahu's party, want Israel to assert more, not less, control
over the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Old City, including
the place known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as
Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary.
- "We're looking for it to be divided between Jews and
Muslims," said Aviad Visoli, chairman of the Temple Mount
Organizations, which claims 27 groups under its umbrella. "Today,
Jews realize the Western Wall is not enough. They want to go
to the real thing" . . . For Palestinians and much of the
Muslim world, any mention of changing the status quo at the site,
the third-holiest in Islam, is incendiary . . . Uri Ariel, Israel's
minister of construction and housing, told reporters after a
recent visit: "The Temple Mount is ours, and it cannot be
argued about or negotiated. .?.?. It must be open for prayer
at every hour, to every Jew". . .
- [Comment: Do you see Zechariah 14:1-2 and Revelation 16:19
on the near horizon?] Whole story:
- TRIBUNAL ISSUES LANDMARK VERDICT AGAINST ISRAEL FOR GENOCIDE
December 1, 2013 "The Tribunal is satisfied, beyond reasonable
doubt, that the first defendant, (General) Amos Yaron, is guilty
of crimes against humanity and genocide, and the second defendant,
the State of Israel, is guilty of genocide". . . this case
breaks the tradition of immunity of nation-states from criminal
prosecution under international law. The decision introduces
a legal basis for international action to protect minorities
from genocide as a lawful alternative to the current response
of so-called humanitarian intervention, invasion, occupation
and regime change, which have often been as illegitimate and
more destructive, and in some cases as genocidal as the original
violation being punished.
- The Kuala Lumpur Tribunal based its momentous decision on
the 1948 Genocide Convention, which prohibits and punishes the
killing, causing of harm and deliberate infliction of conditions
of life calculated to bring about the physical destruction of
a group of people, targeted for their ethnicity, religion or
race. In instances of genocide, these criminal acts are done
with the specific intent of destroying as a part or in whole
the targeted group, as in this plight the Palestinian people.
- In contrast with previous special courts involving genocide
charges, this Tribunal left the time frame of events open-ended,
by starting just before the creation of the State of Israel until
the present and, presumably, into the future until Israel ceases
its expansionist campaign against the Palestinians and offers
instead justice and reconciliation. . . The Kuala Lumpur Tribunal
asserted that the modern Jewish state, in contrast to other cases,
had since even before its inception pursued a genocidal program
as a consistent feature and indeed a foundation of state policy.
Therefore, genocide in the Israeli case cannot be solely attributed
as the isolated action of a leader, political party or elected
government but remains the responsibility of the state itself
. . . a planning group of top-ranking Jewish military leaders
in the Haganah militia, led by David Ben Gurion (who later became
Israel's first prime minister) devised an ethnic-cleansing program
to rid the future Israel of its Arab predecessors. Called Plan
Dalet (the letter "D" indicating the fourth plan of
a colonialist agenda) was to be activated as soon as the British
suspended the Palestine Mandate.
- With the declaration of Israeli statehood in 1948, a coordinated
armed campaign by Israeli military forces and paramilitary units
against hundreds of Palestinian urban neighborhoods and rural
villages led to the flight of an estimated 700,000 refugees from
Palestine and parts of neighboring Trans-Jordan, including Jerusalem.
Although the Israeli intent was to intimidate the Palestinians
into relocating outside the borders, but before long village
populations that refused to flee were mass murdered. . . That
policy, however, soon metamorphosed into a systematic campaign
to destroy Palestinians, that is, genocide. . . The Israeli record
of massacres, extrajudicial killings and daily harassment of
Palestinians comprises a continuum of criminal behavior over
the past 67 years. . . piles of bullet-riddled bodies and in
one case, a pregnant woman whose belly had been slit open and
her dead unborn child left on top of her corpse. . . refugees
were rounded up from their homes and lined against walls for
summary execution by automatic weapons fire. . . ambulances were
intercepted and their drivers shot dead. . .
- Barely addressed in just one paragraph of the Tribunal opinion
is the reality that powerful states oppose any dilution of their
absolute state immunity with the unspoken objective of preserving
their war-making powers. The dominant Atlantic allies have cited
genocide solely as a pretext to expand their global domain though
invasions under a broad and vague "responsibility to protect"
principle and have imposed new constitutions on defeated adversaries
authored by foreign legal scholars while guised as the ideals
of domestic political revolutions. Meanwhile, their own genocidal
state structures, centered in the national-security structure
and military command, categorically reject any international
controls over extralegal interventions operated under the cover
of humanitarian operations.
- . . . in limiting its call for remedial action to reparations
from Israel, the Tribunal wasted a precious opportunity to demand
full justice for the Palestinian nation. What is realistically
required is an international peacekeeping force to guarantee
the withdrawal of the Israeli military and police force from
Palestinian territory until a domestic law-enforcement and security
force can take over; the elimination of wall-fences, checkpoints
and other barriers to the free movement of citizens; the return
of occupied land in Palestine; financial restitution for the
loss of lands and property inside the boundaries of Israel; and
an official apology for the countless crimes committed.
- Furthermore, the continuity of genocide perpetrated by the
core state structure and abetted by the complicity of much of
the Israeli population demands that the offending state must
be reorganized under a new constitution free of religious bias
and racial discrimination to ensure legal norms that prevent
a repetition of genocide. This objective should require an international
occupation of Israel in event that powerful elements in Israeli
society refuse to comply with international law. Israel should
be spared the violence unleashed against the Third Reich, but
stern justice and strong rule of law are nonetheless required
in situations of ideological conformity based on the goals of
- The Tribunal verdict raised not only a legal challenge to
supporters of the Zionist cause in the United States and Europe
but also appealed to universal moral principles . . . a giant
step forward not only for dispossessed Palestinians but also
for humanity as a whole. Full story:
- [Anthony Grigor-Scott Comments: Historical facts featured
in this trial and its precedents illustrate the enmity of Genesis
3:15 projected upon the innocent German nation in the cruel psyop
of two holocausts of six million so-called Jews in World Wars
I and II and the false claim against the peoples of the USSR
of a further holocaust of six million self-styled Jews when in
truth their Jewish
rulers conducted the real
and bloody slaughter of sixty-six million nominal Christian
civilians plus the Hodolomor. Since the non-Semitic Rothschilds
initiated the colonization of Palestine to the present day Cain's
enmity has roused from psychological projection upon Hebrew and
Arab natives in Palestine to flagrant genocide by self-styled
Jewish impostors bolstered by the immunity of their nation-state
and their lewd holy (sic) book the Babylonian Talmud that asserts
are animals in human form and may be killed immunity (Bereshith,
25a; Kiddushin 66c; Soferim 15, Rule 10).
- The bolded paragraphs reveal the future following the utter
defeat of the Israeli criminal state when UN Resolution 181 is
enforced and the Judaeo-Roman Universal church rules one world
government from Jerusalem as prophesied in Scripture.
- WHY ORTHODOX JEWS REFUSE TO SERVE IN IDF
December 01, 2013 ? - Anthony Grigor-Scott - Neturei Karta opposed
the establishment of and retains all opposition to the existence
of the so-called "State of Israel"!
- Neturei-Karta is the Aramaic term for "Guardians of
the City." The name Neturei-Karta originates from an incident
in which R. Yehudah Ha-Nassi (Rabbi Judah the Prince) sent R.
Hiyya and R. Ashi on a pastoral tour of inspection. In one town
they asked to see the "guardians of the city" and the
city guard was paraded before them. They said that these were
not the guardians of the city but its destroyers, which prompted
the citizens to ask who, then, could be considered the guardians.
The rabbis answered, "The scribes and the scholars,"
referring them to Tehillim (Psalms) Chap. 127. (Jerusalem Talmud,
Tractate Hagiga. 76c). . .
- The group was founded in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1938, splitting
off from Agudas Yisroel. Agudas Yisroel was established in 1912
for the purpose of fighting Zionism. Gradually lured by money
and honor they sold out to the "Golden-Calf" (Exodus,
XXXII) of Zionism. . . Neturei Karta oppose the so-called "State
of Israel" not because it operates secularly, but because
the entire concept of a sovereign Jewish state is contrary to
Jewish Law . . . the entire concept of a Jewish state is in direct
conflict with a number of Judaism's fundamentals . . . we are
forbidden to rebel against the nations and that we should remain
loyal citizens and we shall not attempt to leave the exile which
G-d sent us into, ahead of time.
- Jews are not allowed to dominate, kill, harm or demean another
people and are not allowed to have anything to do with the Zionist
enterprise, their political meddling and their wars. . . The
true Jews remain faithful to Jewish belief and are not contaminated
with Zionism. The true Jews are against dispossessing the Arabs
of their land and homes. According to the Torah, the land should
be returned to them. . . The world must know that the Zionists
have illegitimately seized the name Israel and have no right
to speak in the name of the Jewish people! Full story: