INTERNATIONAL PULSE

Period: September 2015
 

ISRAEL, THE MIDDLE EAST & ASIA


 
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ABBAS: PALESTINIANS NOW WANT FLAG 'OVER OCCUPIED JERUSALEM'
PA president thanks countries that voted for banner to fly at UN HQ; Israel’s UN envoy derides ‘political showmanship’
By TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF and AFP September 11,2015 - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas
on Friday welcomed a UN decision authorizing Palestinians to raise their flag at its headquarters in New York.
Abbas praised the 119 countries who supported the gesture, saying they were on the side of “truth and justice,” the official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.
“The struggle will continue until the Palestinian flag flies over our eternal capital, occupied Jerusalem,” he said.
The Palestinians aspire to make East Jerusalem the capital of a future Palestinian state, while Israel claims sovereignty in the entire city.
Outgoing Israeli ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor derided the resolution as an “empty symbol” and “political showmanship,” and said the Palestinian flag-raising effort had led the UN to “raise a white flag” and surrender its principals.
“I look forward to the day the flags of our two peoples will be raised side by side, and Israelis and Palestinians live together in peace,” Prosor told the Assembly. “However, instead of trying to guide the Palestinians down the path to peace, you are helping them to ride right off the tracks.”
In his last speech to the UN, Prosor lamented what he called the Palestinian “abuse” of the organization’s institutions.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/abbas-palestinians-next-seek-flag-over-occupied-jerusalem/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+
Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=01d2b11f5c-2015_09_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-01d2b11f5c-55095193

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ABBAS OUT OF OPTIONS, OUT OF SYNCH WITH ANGRY PALESTINIANS
PA president’s threatened ‘bombshell’ speech may signal desperation rather than planned drastic measures
By Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh September 29, 2015, 6:15 am 3 AMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to drop a “bombshell” in a speech to the United Nations this week - prompting speculation that he will sever ties with Israel over its settlement expansion and other policies.
The warning reflects desperation, but may not signal action.
Abbas’ hopes of setting up a Palestinian state through negotiations with Israel have been derailed, and a new poll shows that a majority of Palestinians want the 80-year-old to resign and dissolve his self-rule government, the Palestinian Authority. Many no longer believe a two-state solution is realistic and support political violence.
Abbas could try to align himself with a frustrated public by shifting to a more confrontational policy, including ending security cooperation with Israeli troops against a shared foe, Hamas.
It’s a risky move that could cost him vital foreign aid, trigger chaos and end his 10-year rule. Abbas aides have suggested in recent days that despite his threats, he will make do with a general warning to Israel at the UN.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/abbas-out-of-options-out-of-synch-with-angry-palestinians

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ISRAEL'S OCCUPATION ENDED 20 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

September 25, 2015 - Author: Benyamin Korn
Bill Clinton, Yitzhak Rabin, and Yassir Arafat at the Oslo Signing Ceremony, September 13, 1993. Photo: Wikipedia.
Twenty years ago this week, Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians came to an end. So why do Israel’s critics keep claiming that Israel is still occupying the Palestinians?
On September 28, 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat signed the Oslo II accord, also known as the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement. It provided for Israel’s withdrawal from the cities in Judea-Samaria (the West Bank) where 98% of Palestinian Arabs reside.
And in the weeks that followed, Israel did just that.
Israel’s forces retreated from the cities of Nablus (Shechem), Jenin, Qalqilya, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Tulkarm, Jericho and almost all of Hebron. Later, they withdrew from all of Gaza.
The Palestinian Authority took over all those areas. For the past 20 years, the PA has policed the streets, collected the garbage, issued the building permits, and administered the elections — that is, when the PA deigned to have elections at all. In Gaza, the PA ruled at first; today, Hamas is in charge there.
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/09/25/israels-occupation-ended-20-years-ago-this-week

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JEB BUSH UNVEILS 'JEWISH LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE' MEMBERS INCLUDE ERIC CANTOR, MICHAEL MUKASEY
September 25, 2015 - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush unveiled on Friday the full membership list of a designated Jewish leadership group to raise funds and support for his campaign within the Jewish community. In an email to The Algemeiner, a spokeswoman for Bush touted the committee as the largest of its kind among competing candidates. The group’s formation was first reported back in August by Jewish Insider. The so-called National Jewish Leadership Committee is led by former House Majority Leader Republican Eric Cantor, who is Jewish, and includes notables such as erstwhile U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus.
A number of the other members served in the presidential administration of Jeb’s older brother, George W. Bush, among them Josh Bolten and Scott Arogeti. http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/09/25/
jeb-bush-unveils-jewish-leadership-committee-members-include-eric-cantor-michael-mukasey/

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JERUSALEM POLICE LIMIT MUSLIM ACCESS TO TEMPLE MOUNT FOLLOWING VIOLENCE

By Editor on September 28, 2015 - Jerusalem police limit Muslim access to Temple Mount following violence Israeli security forces restrict entrance to holy site to men over 50; access remains open to women of all ages.
Jerusalem police on Sunday evening imposed an age restriction on Muslim worshipers entering the Temple Mount complex following violent clashes at site earlier in the day.
As of Sunday evening, Israeli security forces were limiting entrance to Jerusalem's contested holy site to men over 50. Access remained open to women of all ages.
Earlier Sunday, masked Palestinian youth threw stones and firecrackers at Israeli police and Border Police on Jerusalem's Temple Mount.
The violence occurred on the last day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha and on the eve of the Succot Jewish festival of Succot. The security forces managed to subdue the riot, police said.
Police said Sunday evening's decision to enact the age restriction came, "In light of these attempts and others by extremist and violent elements to disturb the order and violate the sanctity of the vicinity and the holiday."
A spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Ofir Gendelman tweeted a response to the violence in which he clarified that no Jewish visitors had been allowed onto al-Aksa Mosque compound where the violence occurred.
“The Temple Mount was closed today to Jewish visitors for the last day of Eid al-Adha, but Palestinian rioters still started clashes,” Gendelman said.
“Palestinian rioters who couldn't find Jewish visitors to attack on the the Temple Mount, started throwing rocks and firecrackers at the Mughrabi Gate,” he said. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Jerusalem-police-
limit-Muslim-access-to-Temple-Mount-following-violence-419258

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JORDAN'S KING ABDULLAH WON'T SPEAK WITH NETANYAHU, ARAB MEDIA REPORT
By JPOST.COM STAFF - 09/27/2015 - Relations between Jordan and Israel have soured to the point where King Abdullah is refusing to communicate directly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Channel 2 reported on Thursday, citing Arab and Jordanian media sources. The Kuwaiti daily A-Jarida is reporting on Thursday that King Abdullah refused Netanyahu's request to hold a secret meeting in the Red Sea resort town of Aqaba, just over the border near Eilat.
According to the reports, the Hashemite monarchy is furious with the Israeli government over recent statements accusing Amman of playing a destabilizing role and turning a blind eye to Palestinian provocations on Temple Mount.
The reports indicate that not only has the Jordanian government refused to accept any back-channel messages from the Prime Minister's Office, but it is also considering a recall of its ambassador to Tel Aviv as a means to express its displeasure with Jerusalem's policies as they relate to the Islamic holy sites.
http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Jordans-King-Abdullah-wont-speak-with-Netanyahu-Arab-media-report-417965

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NEW BIBLE CODE REVEALS MESSIANIC IMPLICATIONS OF IRANIAN, RUSSIAN AND SYRIAN PARTNERSHIP
By Rivkah Lambert Adler - September 20, 2015 - “The harsh prophecy concerning Damascus; Behold Damascus shall be removed from [being] a city, and it shall be depth of ruins.” (Isaiah 17:1) With Russia and Iran now undisputedly backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by sending troops and weapons into Syria, a newly-released Bible Codes video reveals that the partnership has Messianic implications for the Jewish people.
International Bible Codes expert Rabbi Mattiyahu Glazerson explains that the recent cooperation among Russia, Iran and Syria to boost the standing of Assad is one step in the final redemptive process.
In the Bible Codes table, which comes from the Book of Deuteronomy, Glazerson points out codes embedded in the Biblical text that describe the current situation, such as Rusiya (Russia) and b’Suria (in Syria), Iran and the Hebrew letters tav, shin, ayin and vav (...), which have the numerical value of 776. This is a reference to 5776, the current Hebrew year.
Glazerson points out that the end of Deuteronomy 6:14 and Deuteronomy 6:15, which appear in the table, tells exactly what plans Iran has in store for Israel:"of the peoples that are around you. For the Lord, your God, is a zealous God among you, lest the wrath of the Lord, your God, be kindled against you, and destroy you off the face of the earth."
For Israel, Iran is "of the peoples that are around you." Iranian leaders have repeatedly stated that their goal is to wipe Israel off the map, with the most recent public comments being made by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who vowed that Israel will cease to exist within 25 years.
Continued: http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/49215/new-bible-code-reveals-messianic-implication
s-of-iranian-russian-and-syrian-partnership-middle-east

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ABBAS: PALESTINE A STATE UNDER OCCUPATION, NO LONGER BOUND BY ACCORDS
‘Our patience has come to an end,’ PA leader declares to UN, calling on world to recognize Palestinian state; Netanyahu blasts ‘deceitful’ speech By Itamar Sharon and Sara Miller September 30, 2015 - alestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that the PA would cease to abide by agreements signed with Israel, including the 1993 Oslo accords, claiming Israel had shown that it, too, was no longer committed to them.
“So long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements signed with us, cease settlement construction and release prisoners, Israel has left us no choice but to insist that we will not remain the only ones committed to these agreements,” Abbas told the UN General Assembly in New York. Israel, he said, must now “fully assume all its responsibilities as an occupying power… our patience for a long time has come to an end.” “The state of Palestine, based on the 4th of June 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, is a state under occupation, as was the case for many countries during World War II,” Abbas declared. “Our state is recognized by 137 countries around the world and the right of our people to self determination, freedom and independence is recognized globally as being inalienable and unquestionable.”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/abbas-palestine-a-state-under-occupation-no-longer-bound-by-oslo-accords/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+
Edition&utm_campaign=be0df83c8d-2015_10_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-be0df83c8d-55095193

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UK LABOUR FRIENDS OF ISRAEL EVENT, PARTY LEADER JEREMY CORBYN HECKLED FOR FAILING TO 'SAY THE WORD ISRAEL
(VIDEO) September 30, 2015 - Eliezer Sherman - Jeremy Corbyn addresses Labour Friends of Israel, vexing one heckler for failing to mention "Israel" by name. The British Labour Party’s newly elected chief Jeremy Corbyn drew the ire of an audience member on Tuesday night during a Labour Friends of Israel meet in Brighton by failing to mention the word “Israel” once in his eight-minute address. As Corbyn wrapped up his speech, offering a spirited thanks to LFI for the invitation, an audience member in the back of the packed room cried out, “Hey! Hey! Say the word Israel! Say the word Israel!” just as the head of LFI, MP Joan Ryan, re-assumed the podium.
According to the U.K. Jewish Chronicle, the heckler was media agent Michael Foster, who ran for the party in Cornwall during the May election — which happened to be devastating for the Labour Party and prompted its then-leader, Ed Miliband, to resign.
That Corbyn failed to mention Israel even once during his address to the Labour Party’s pro-Israel wing was corroborated by Telegraph political sketchwriter Michael Deacon, who noted the atmosphere grew “tense” following Foster’s outburst. Foster was apparently ejected from the room by security, while Corbyn stuck around for others’ speeches.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XY_Xh83vDU#t=11
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/09/30/at-uk-labour-friends-of-israel-event-party-leader-jeremy-corbyn-heckled-for-failing-to-say-the-word-
israel-video/


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ABBAS AT UN VOWS TO TORPEDO OSLO ACCORDS, NETANYAHU CALLS SPEECH 'DECEITFUL'
September 30, 2015 - JNS.org – Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to stop abiding by the 1993 Oslo Accords in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, accusing Israel of halting the withdrawal of its forces from disputed territories as stipulated by the peace agreement.
“As long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements signed with us, which render us an authority without real powers, and as long as Israel refuses to cease settlement activities and to release of the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners in accordance with our agreements, they leave us no choice but to insist that we will not remain the only ones committed to the implementation of these agreements, while Israel continuously violates them,” Abbas said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the speech was “deceitful and encourages incitement and lawlessness in the Middle East.” Israel did unilaterally withdraw from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Since then, the terror group Hamas has taken over control of the coastal enclave, leading to thousands of rockets being launched at the Jewish state. The latest such rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system over the Israeli city of Ashdod on Wednesday. Israeli officials have expressed concern that a similar situation could arise in Judea and Samaria should Israel withdraw from that region completely.
http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/09/30/abbas-at-un-vows-to-torpedo-oslo-accords-netanyahu-calls-speech-deceitful/

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BEN CARSON AND MUSLIMS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
By David Rubin 9/27/2015 - American presidential candidate, Dr. Ben Carson, has been viciously attacked recently for his affirmative answer to an interviewer, in which he was asked if he would find it difficult to support a Muslim candidate for president. This provocative question was asked of Carson just a day after fellow candidate Donald Trump had failed to criticize a questioning audience member at a town hall gathering, who specifically stated that President Obama is a Muslim.
Focusing just on the Carson statement, was it really a racist or bigoted remark, as some of his critics allege? Can a person’s religious beliefs impinge a candidate’s worthiness? Later clarifying his statement, Carson emphasized that Islamic Sharia law is contrary to the American Constitution. Nonetheless, the cabal of Islamic ideologues and their usual leftist allies have been unceasing in their verbal lynch of the good doctor, who hasn’t got a racist bone in his body.
Fact: Sharia law is central in Islam.
Fact: Jihad, or holy war against non-Muslims, is central in Islam.
Let’s examine just a few inconvenient facts about Sharia law:
1.Sharia permits wife-beating.
2.Sharia doesn’t allow the building or renovation of any place of worship other than a mosque.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Message.aspx/7530#.VgnP75uFMdU

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MUSLIMS PLOT HIGH-HOLIDAY ATTACKS ON JEWS ON TEMPLE MOUNT
Islamic Movement mobilizing Arab youth to smuggle weapons to site
Aaron Klein - September 17, 2015 - JERUSALEM – Israel has intelligence regarding specific plans by Arab youth to provoke violence on the Temple Mount as Jews prepare for the high holidays of Yom Kippur and Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles.
Like the violent attempts on the holy site earlier this week over the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the plans to stir tension and attack Jews on the Temple Mount are being directed by the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel.
The Israeli government has been weighing options to outlaw the Islamic Movement, headed by radical cleric Raad Salah.
Yom Kippur begins Tuesday at nightfall. The seven-day Sukkot holiday starts Sept. 28.
According to Israeli defense officials, the Islamic Movement continues to mobilize Arab youth to smuggle fire bombs, pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails and stones onto the Temple Mount to attack Jews ascending the site during the holiday period.
Earlier this week, during the Jewish new year holiday of Rosh Hashanah, Israeli police and Muslim activists clashed on the site, and Arab youth barricaded themselves inside the al-Aqsa mosque to protest Jewish visits to the area.
Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/muslims-plot-high-holiday-attacks-on-jews-on-temple-mount

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IT'S APOCALYPSE NOW IN ISRAEL
Nation pummeled by weather oddities on Jewish New Year
September 17, 2015 - Bob Unruh WND - An Israeli National Parks worker says a number of strange and frightening weather events, including one that came just as the nation was celebrating the Jewish New Year, have caused alarm. Extreme heat, sandstorms and floods all have been reported. “It felt like the apocalypse, the rain has been torrential, there were about 10 lighting strikes in seconds, and even with your windshield wipers on high, it was impossible to see anything.”
That report in the Times of Israel from Mark Katz described just one of the recent developments: flash flooding and hail that hit earlier this week just as the nation was celebrating the new year. Breaking News Israel cited Job 38:22-23 in its report on the weather: “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, which I have reserved for the time of distress, for the day of war and battle?” The report said several “extreme” weather conditions have appeared since the beginning of September. The weekend events arrived just as the Shemitah year was drawing to a conclusion.
The WND Superstore’s library on end times writings is all available online, from “The End” to “Apocalypse and the End Times” and “The Harbinger,” “Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” and “The Shemitah.” A report over the weekend said the “worst dust storm in Israeli history” had hit. Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2015/09/its-apocalypse-now-in-israel

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IRAN SAYS IT FOUND VAST QUANTITIES OF URANIIUM
Atomic czar says discovery leaves Tehran ‘confident’ regarding its reserves; material is a key ingredient in nuclear weapons-making
By Times of Israel staff September 12, 2015 - Iran has discovered a large quantity of uranium and will soon begin mining it, according to a top Iranian official in charge of the country’s atomic program. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said on Saturday that the new discovery makes Tehran “confident” regarding its reserves of the natural element. Uranium is a key ingredient in the making of nuclear weapons. Iran’s use of such materials is intended to be regulated under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers, signed in Vienna in July.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-it-found-vast-quantities-of-uranium/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+
Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=6020cb7a4b-2015_09_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-6020cb7a4b-55095193

 

 

 

 

 

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