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- HAMAS CONTINUES TO BRIBE PALESTINIANS
- Hamas hands out $32 million to families whose homes were
destroyed in Gaza operation. Hamas said that it also provided
financial aid to families of Palestinians who were killed. Hamas
announced on Monday that it has handed out a total of $32 million
in aid to families whose houses were completely and partially
destroyed during Operation Protective Edge. Hamas said that it
also provided financial aid to families of Palestinians who were
killed.According to Hamas, nearly $20 million were given to families
whose houses were completely destroyed in all parts of the Gaza
Strip. Another $11.5 million went to those whose houses were
partially destroyed, while families of martyrs were
given a total of $800,000, according to figures released by Hamas.
In addition, Hamas paid $2000 in relief aid to each family that
lost its house during the operation. Hamas did not say where
the money came from.
- HERE'S HOW THE U.S. IS HELPING ISRAEL FIGHT HAMAS
- Anthea Mitchell - August 05, 2014 Page 1 of 5 - Given the
current situation in Gaza, which as of Tuesday a.m. saw another
temporary ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas, now seems
an opportune time to examine U.S. aid to Israel. Historically,
and still today, the U.S. has maintained a very strong relationship
with Israeli forces against extremist terrorist groups. There
has been increased controversy over the number of civilian Palestinian
deaths; so far, 1,800 Palestinian deaths, with Israel losing
64 soldiers and three civilians, according to The Guardian. However,
negotiations this week look likely to be strained.
- The United States role in supporting Israel is an important
one, and it is therefore worthwhile to outline just what type
of connection the U.S. has. Well look at the National Security
Agencys relation with Israel in intelligence sharing, U.S.
military support, financial support, and diplomatic support.
- HAMAS ALREADY REARMING, PREPARING FOR NEXT ROUND OF FIGHTING
- Security sources, meanwhile, call into question this assessment.
Two weeks after Operation Protective Edge ended with an Egyptian-brokered
cease-fire, Hamas is readying itself for the next round of fighting
with Israel, a senior diplomatic source said Sunday. They
are already preparing themselves, the source said, adding
that Israel has detected Hamas smuggling weapons into the Gaza
Strip. Likewise, he said, Hamas is working to restore the terrorist
tunnels in Gaza, as well as to build up its rocket manufacturing
- Gazas rocket manufacturing capacity is currently 40
percent of what it was at the outset of Operation Protective
Edge, and the Palestinians were continuing to build rockets,
the source said. The official said just as Hamas prepared itself
following Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012 step-by-step
for the next round, it is already starting to do the same thing
now. Security sources, meanwhile, called into question this assessment,
saying they were unaware of this information, and that it was
not clear upon what information the assessment was
based, or from where the information was drawn.
- ISRAELI LEADER RECALLS TEAM FROM CEASE-FIRE TALKS
Smoke rises after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern
- Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. The Israeli military said it carried
out a series of airstrikes Tuesday across the Gaza Strip in response
to renewed rocket fire, a burst of violence that broke a temporary
cease-fire and endangered negotiations in Egypt over ending the
month long war between Israel and Hamas. The fighting occurred
some eight hours before a temporary truce was set to expire.
(AP Photo - Adel Hana)
By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and JOSEF FEDERMAN - Associated Press -
August 19, 2014 2:20 PM EST
- CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian effort to broker an end to a monthlong
war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip appeared
to collapse Tuesday after Israel walked out on the talks in response
to a barrage of Palestinian rocket fire. The Israeli walkout
occurred just hours before a midnight deadline, leaving the fate
of the negotiations in question and raising the possibility of
a resumption of heavy fighting. The fighting appeared to pick
up late Wednesday. The Israeli military said a total of 10 rockets
had fallen, including one that damaged a coffee shop in southern
- Palestinian officials in Gaza reported more than two dozen
Israeli airstrikes. At least 21 people, including 14 women and
children, were wounded in a strike that hit a building housing
the offices of Hamas' Al Aqsa TV station in Gaza City.
- Israel's civil defense authority, the Home Front Command,
ordered authorities to reopen public bomb shelters within a 25-mile
(40-kilometer) range of Gaza. "The Cairo talks were based
on an agreed premise of a total cessation of hostilities,"
Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said. "When Hamas
breaks the cease-fire, they also break the premise for the Cairo
talks. Accordingly, the Israeli team has been called back as
a result of today's rocket fire."http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/19/5115037/israelis-palestinians-resume-talks.html
- THE WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND
- The Coded Message Obama Delivers When He Says ISIL Instead
NTEB News Desk | September 1, 2014 | Decoding Obamas speech
reveals some startling revelations
- And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him
that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth
be blessed. Genesis 12:3
- In one press conference after another, when referring to
the Muslim terror super-group ISIS, United States President Barack
Obama will use the term ISIL instead of their former name ISIS
or current name Islamic State. Have you ever wondered about that?
What makes up the near exact center of the Muslim Levant? Israel.
ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Now, to
us Westerners we dont really make much of a distinction,
do we? No, honestly from our perspective its all about the same.
But how would a Muslim living in the Middle East view it? Just
what is the Levant anyway? Lets take a look. The geographical
term LEVANT refers to a multi-nation region in the Middle East.
Its a land bridge between Turkey to the north and Egypt
to the south. If you look on a map, however, in the near exact
middle of the nations that comprise the Levant, guess what you
see? Come on, guess!
- Its Israel.
- When Barack Obama refers over and over to the Islamic State
as ISIL, he is sending a message to Muslims all over the Middle
East that he personally does not recognize Israel as a sovereign
nation, but as territory belonging to the Islamic State. Now
you know why Obama says that he has no plan, no goal, and no
stated aim for dealing with ISIS. But he does have a plan, and
its a really nasty, diabolical one. Obamas plan is
to drag his feet for as long as he can, doing only the bare minimum
that Congress forces him to do. His planto buy ISIS
as much time as possible to make as many gains as they can. Listen
as Obama painstakingly spells out the letters I-S-I-L so there
is no doubt in your mind: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=24612
- ISRAELI MINISTERS
ANGERED BY NETANYAHU'S CONCESSIONS TO HAMAS
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- JERUSALEM Israels government appears divided
over Hamas demands to end the war with the Jewish state.
- Officials reported rising tension within the Cabinet of Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They said many ministers were angry
over concessions by Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon
in an effort to reach a long-term ceasefire with Hamas.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. /AFP - Israel
is attempting to reach calm at any price, Tourism Minister
Uzi Landau said. Officials said Netanyahu and Yaalon agreed
to Hamas demands for a sea port, unlimited imports of dual-use
goods as well as recognition of the Hamas-Fatah government in
the Palestinian Authority. They said the prime minister was under
heavy pressure by the United States, which offered to guarantee
- We are turning Hamas into an international player,
Landau, a former member of Netanyahus Likud Party, said.
- So far, Netanyahu, accused of concealing details of ceasefire
negotiations from the Cabinet, has linked the sea port to the
demilitarization of the Gaza Strip, which Hamas rejected. Still,
Netanyahus colleagues in the Likud have warned that Washington
could offer what they termed empty promises of demilitarization
in exchange for a Gaza port that would establish a direct link
- This would be a duty-free port for rockets and in the
future Scuds [ballistic missiles], Intelligence Minister
Yuval Steinitz, regarded as close to Netanyahu, said. On late
Aug. 18, Israels Ynet news website reported that Netanyahu
agreed to shelve his demand for the demilitarization of the Gaza
Strip. Ynet, quoting sources in Jerusalem, said the
prime minister reached a secret understanding with the United
States to open land and sea routes to the Hamas-controlled strip.
- AIRSTRIKE KILLS WIFE AND CHILD OF HAMAS FIGURE
- Smoke and dust rise after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City
in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo
- Adel Hana)
By TIA GOLDENBERG and IBRAHIM BARZAK - From Associated Press
- August 20, 2014 2:22 PM EST
- GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Hamas' shadowy military
chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that
killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday
as Israel's prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza
will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory
- The airstrike on a home where Mohammed Deif's family members
were staying and the tough talk from Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu came after the collapse of cease-fire talks
in Cairo on Tuesday.
- In a nationally televised address, Netanyahu showed little
willingness to return to the negotiating table after six weeks
of war against Hamas.
- "We are determined to continue the campaign with all
means and as is needed," he said, his defense minister by
his side. "We will not stop until we secure full security
and quiet for the residents of the south and all citizens of
Israel." Continued: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2729547/Airstrike-kills-wife-child-Hamas-figure.html
- FORMER AP REPORTER UNVEILS COVER-UPS, BIAS IN ISRAEL COVERAGE
- Friday Church News Notes, September 5, 2014, David Cloud
- A seasoned reporter and editor with four years experience with
the Associated Press's Jerusalem bureau, who self-describes as
a "liberal," has had the courage to tell the truth
about "mainstream" coverage of the Palestinian-Israel
conflict. Matti Friedman's "Insiders Guide to the Most Important
Story on Earth," published by The Tablet on August 26, is
a fascinating glimpse, from a secular viewpoint, into current
events prophesied in Scripture and explained only by Scripture.
Friedman's report documents the widespread pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel
sentiment among reporters. He describes it as "a hostile
obsession with Jews ... among those who populate the news industry."
The Bible describes it like this: "And thou shalt become
an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither
the LORD shall lead thee" (Deut. 28:37). God warned Israel
that if she rejected His law, He would reject her and evict her
from the land and send her into the nations where she would experience
bitter persecution. This was prophesied by Moses in Deuteronomy
28 in about 1450 BC before Israel had even entered the land under
the leadership of Joshua.
- Friedman's report documents the fact that the "Israel
story" takes up vastly more reporting resources than any
other world story. Friedman says the news agencies "believe
Israel to be the most important story on earth, or very close."
The Bible describes it like this: "Thus saith the Lord GOD;
This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations
and countries that are round about her" (Ezek. 5:5). God
chose Israel as the instrument of His self-revelation to mankind,
and Israel will continued to be "the most important story
on earth" for a very long time!
- Friedman's report documents the extreme, unconscionable bias
of not reporting on the corruption and inbred hatred of the "Palestinians."
He says, "If you follow mainstream coverage, you will find
nearly no real analysis of Palestinian society or ideologies,
profiles of armed Palestinian groups, or investigation of Palestinian
government. ... The Hamas charter, for example, calls not just
for Israel's destruction but for the murder of Jews and blames
Jews for engineering the French and Russian revolutions and both
world wars; the charter was never mentioned in print when I was
at the AP, though Hamas won a Palestinian national election and
had become one of the region's most important players" ("Insiders
Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth"). The Bible
describes the reason for this amazing duplicity in mainstream
news reporting as follows: "Wherein in time past ye walked
according to the course of this world, according to the prince
of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children
of disobedience" (Eph. 2:2). The devil is in control of
this present world. He hates Israel, and unbelievers are his
instruments. He "worketh in them."
- Friedman's report documents the fact that Israel is a fragile
island in a vast ocean of hatred. He describes it as follows:
"A knowledgeable observer of the Middle East cannot avoid
the impression that the region is a volcano and that the lava
is radical Islam, an ideology whose various incarnations are
now shaping this part of the world. ISRAEL IS A TINY VILLAGE
ON THE SLOPES OF THE VOLCANO" ("Insiders Guide to the
Most Important Story on Earth"). The reason why Israel has
not been destroyed after 2,000 years of wandering and the reason
why the modern state of Israel has not been destroyed though
outrageously outnumbered and outgunned is described by the Bible
as follows: "And it shall come to pass, when all these things
are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have
set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the
nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, And shalt
return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according
to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with
all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then the LORD thy
God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and
will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the
LORD thy God hath scattered thee" (Deut. 30:1-3). God promised
to keep Israel in her 2,000-year-old dispersion and to bring
her back to her land. This is beginning to be fulfilled, and
though Israel must still go through a lot of trouble because
of her unbelief, nothing can destroy her.
- Friedman concludes his analysis of mainstream news coverage
of Israel as follows: "Many of the people deciding what
you will read and see from here view their role not as explanatory
but as political. Coverage is a weapon to be placed at the disposal
of the side they like." http://www.wayoflife.org
- MIX & MATCH - IF I CONVERT, WILL I BE ACCEPTED AS JEWISH?
- By Dawn Kepler - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - My fiancé
is Jewish and I was raised basically Christian but not going
to church. I really like his family traditions and am attracted
to Judaism. I am thinking of converting, but a Jewish co-worker
told me that I can never really be Jewish. If I go forward with
my plan to convert, will I be accepted as Jewish in America?
What about in Israel? - Feeling Jewish Inside
ear Feeling Jewish: People have been converting to Judaism since
time immemorial; some are quite famous, like Ruth, who has her
own book in the Jewish Bible and from whose lineage it is said
the Messiah will come.
My guess is that your co-worker is not part of a synagogue or
a Jewish study program. In a formal Jewish setting, he would
have learned that being Jewish is not only a matter of lineage.
Conversion is the other way people become Jewish.
ADL PRESIDENT ABRAHAM FOXMAN AND RABBI FINKELSTEIN'S SPEECH ABOUT
DESTRUCTION OF WHITE RACE
- NETANYAHU'S APPROVAL RATING PLUMMITS
- Thursday, August 28, 2014 | A poll of Israelis showed that
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus approval rating has
plunged to 38 percent in the last month from a high of 82 percent.
Netanyahus approval rating was at its highest in the days
after Israel began its ground war in Gaza, according to the poll
released Aug. 25 by Israels Channel 2.
- The survey found that 50 percent of the respondents did not
approve of Netanyahus performance. Some 63 percent opposed
the opening of schools in southern Israel while rockets were
still falling, and 68 percent did not believe the government
was treating residents of the south fairly. jta
- ISRAELI GOVERNMENT TO FUND MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR WORLDWIDE
CAMPAIGN TO STOP JEWS MIXING WITH NON-JEWS
Aug 13, 2014 7:21 AM jweekly.com - The Israeli government will
invest at least $100 million every year of its own
money (read American taxpayers money)into what will eventually
be a multi-billion dollar worldwide campaign to prevent assimilation
with non-Jews amongst non-orthodox Jews, a new article
in the Jewish Weekly has revealed.
- According to the article, which actually complains that the
details are fuzzy, the identity campaign
as it is called, is ahistoric development, a paradigm
shift and a change in the relationship between
Israel and diaspora Jewry.
- Apparently the scheme was conceived last year as a partnership
among the Israeli government, the Jewish Agency for Israel and
major diaspora Jewish bodies.
Its aim, the article says, is to strengthen diaspora Jewish
identity and connections between Israel and Jews worldwide.
The Israeli government has already voted the first $50 million
for the initiative to fund it through to 2017, and intends
to increase the sum to $100 million annually by 2022.
- In addition, the Israeli government wants what the Jewish
Weekly calls diaspora sourceswhich it defines
as [Jewish]federations, philanthropic foundations and individual
donors to contribute double those sums for two-thirds of
the initiatives total budget.
- Its a historic development that the Israeli government
has decided to take more responsibility for strengthening the
identity of Jewish communities, said the Jewish Agencys
chairman, Natan Sharansky. Were talking about Jewish
identity built on a connection to Israel.
- Sharansky said that while Orthodox Jews have ritual observance
to keep them engaged in the Jewish community, Israel is the only
proven anchor to ensure Jewish identity for non-Orthodox Jews.
- In the non-Orthodox world nothing stops assimilation
except connection to Israel, he said. In Orthodox
communities, awareness of Jewish identity is very high. They
live through their faith and Jewish tradition. When you move
to others, you find out that this deep feeling of your belonging
to this Jewish story and your desire to stay inside of it is
becoming thinner and thinner.
- In other words, the purpose of this initiative, according
to the head of the Jewish Agency, is to prevent non-orthodox
Jews from mixing with non-Jews.
- Quite apart from the fact that the American taxpayers give
over $3 billion a year to Israel in foreign aid (which
will pay for this Jews-only scheme several times over), the reader
is asked to consider for a minute what this identity programactually
- The best way to understand it is to restate the initiatives
purpose, but substitute Europeans, Africans, Asiansor,
heaven forbidPalestinianswith the word Jew
in the Jewish Weekly report.
- Israeli Government openly exports African illegal immigrants
to Sweden http://www.jweekly.com/
THANKS JEWS! [Public Service Announcement]
Published on Jul 25, 2014 - Do you know all of the great things
that Jews are doing for you?
"CITY ON THE HILL",
NEW ZION. THE PROMISED LAND
Why is there Death and Slaughter going on in the Ukraine
- Radical Zionist sect Chabad seeks to to move to Ukraine from
the USA that the sect has already milked dry.
- They want to build in Ukraine a "City on the Hill",
preventively destroying the local population just in case
- On May 6, 2014, the deputy head of Dnipropetrovsk, B. Filatov
announced a sensation - the project "Jewish Kiev":
What to do with those who sincerely desire the death of my country,
with the enchanting Russian idiots who really do not understand
why we are ready to kill them, with vile Russian journalists
whom we can't call humans?
With all this host of evil?
Tomorrow is a new day and the Sun will rise. But what will all
this evil do? We must build a new country - "City on the
Hill", New Zion. Promised Land. Through his subordinate,
Ukrainian oligarch I. Kolomoyski voiced his and Dnepropetrovsk
Chabad's ultimate goal: to build in Ukraine a new state, the
promised land (sic), the new Zion.
Has God promised a new promised land? It already exists [according
to the Jew] - in Israel.
Another Promised Land cannot be, but Dnepropetrovsk Chabad and
Kolomoyski, who finances and directs (not the head of the [Ukrainian
security] SBU, Nalyvaichenko) fascist punitive operation in Donetsk
and Lugansk, are trying to make Ukraine over into a promised
- Moreover, on Purim (March 16, 2014; date chosen to hit the
Ukrainian Chabad as much as possible), when the autonomy referendum
was held in Crimea, Rabbi of Dnepropetrovsk Shmuel Kaminetski
said: We have lived together with the Ukrainians for 1000 years.
Ukraine is our Land.
- Today we will read the scroll of Esther, as we have done
over thousands of years on Purim. Today's reading is particularly
important. Today, a new Aman, our common enemy with the Ukrainians,
is very near.
- The mention of Aman dwarfs the joke of 1,000 years together.
Who is this new Aman?
- In the broad sense, it is Russia and Russians, and more specifically
- President Vladimir Putin whose plans thwart Chabad - Lubavitch's
new Zion in Ukraine. The loss of Crimea hurt the plot by Kolomoyski
and his US backers led by the largest and most influential Chabad
community in New York.
- Even more painful is the process of separating the Donetsk
and Lugansk republics, and later, of the whole South - East Ukraine.
- Flimsy new Jerusalem began to fall apart as soon as builders
started it, because they lied and betrayed, sacrificed ordinary
Ukrainians with cruelty unprecedented for the 21st century, shocking
so many people. Continued:
- NETANYAHU TO U.S.: DON'T SECOND GUESS ME ON HAMAS
By Associated Press August 2, 2014 6:50 am - WASHINGTON (AP)
-- Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the White House not to
force a truce with Palestinian militants on Israel. Sources familiar
with conversations between Netanyahu and senior U.S. officials,
including Secretary of State John Kerry, say the Israeli leader
advised the Obama administration "not to ever second guess
me again" on the matter. The officials also said Netanyahu
said he should be "trusted" on the issue and about
the unwillingness of Hamas to enter into and follow through on
- The Obama administration on Friday condemned "outrageous"
violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by
Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an
Israeli soldier a "barbaric" action.
- The strong reaction came as top Israeli officials questioned
the effort to forge the truce, accusing the U.S. and the United
Nations of being naive in assuming the radical Hamas movement
would adhere with its terms. The officials also blamed the Gulf
state of Qatar for not forcing the militants to comply.
ISRAEL INTRODUCES EVOLUTION TO MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Friday Church News Notes, August 1, 2014, David Cloud - Israel
is introducing the myth of evolution to its middle school core
curriculum next year. Until now, only the biblical account of
creation was taught. In order to avoid problems with Orthodox
Jews, the Education Ministry is omitting animal to man evolution.
Dr. Ariel Chipman, a lecturer in the Department of Ecology, Evolution
and Behavior at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, told Ynet news
that only by withholding human evolution was the professional
committee able to introduce natural selection to the curriculum.
If this is what allows [the government] to insert the theory
of evolution--such an important subject--into the education system,
then as far as Im concerned its fine and welcome
(Darwin Enters Israeli Schools, The Times of Israel,
June 1, 2014). Evolution is not a theory. There is zero evidence
that the universe came from nothing, that life sprang from non-life,
that intelligence arose from non-intelligence, or that complex
organs and creatures evolved through blind naturalistic
processes. Darwins natural selection explains
nothing, for it has no creative power. The same is true for every
other Darwinian attempt to explain life, including mutations
and the Big Bang.
- UNABLE TO BEAT ISRAEL, HAMAS BEGINS OPEN PUBLIC EXECUTIONS
- NTEB News Desk | August 22, 2014 | The Muslim lust for blood
is never satisfied. And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah
mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he
is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure
he sleepeth, and must be awaked. And they cried aloud, and cut
themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the
blood gushed out upon them. 1 Kings 18:27,28
- Pity the poor Hamas army. After starting a war with Israel,
they get pounded at every possible turn by the IDF, suffering
horrific losses in the air and on the ground. What else is left
for them to do but to execute Palestinians during morning prayers
to their god? Ahh, the religion of peace is having
a revival service.
- Early this morning, Hamas security forces killed 11 suspected
collaborators at a Gaza police station. Shortly afterward Hamas
killed seven more Palestinians in a public execution in a central
Gaza square, witnesses and a Hamas website said. The victims,
their heads covered and hands tied, were shot dead by masked
gunmen dressed in black in front of a crowd of worshipers outside
a mosque after prayers, witnesses andal-Majd, a pro-Hamas website,
- ISRAEL NOW KNOWS THAT THERE CAN NEVER BE A TWO STATE SOLUTION
- NTEB News Desk | August 11, 2014 | On July 11, Netanyahu
warned that there cannot be a situation, under any agreement,
in which we relinquish security control of the territory west
of the River Jordan a reference to the Jordan Valley
and the West Bank.
- The rocket that spelled the end of the two-state solution
- In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram,
saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river
of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: Genesis
- The recent conflict between Israel and Hamas showed the world
a lot of things. It taught us that Hamas uses children as human
shields, that they hide rockets in schools, that they launch
missiles from civilian hospitals and that they choose death and
conflict over life and peace. What did it show Israel? It showed
them that the Palestinians will never peacefully
coexist along side Israel in any way, shape or form. Never. The
concept of the Two State Solution died on the battlefield during
Operation Protective Edge, and should be buried once and for
On July 22, two weeks into Operation Protective Edge, a rocket
fired from Gaza landed in the Tel Aviv suburb of Yehud, about
one mile (1.6 kilometers) from Ben-Gurion Airports perimeter
fence. The United States Federal Aviation Administration immediately
issued a Notice to Airmen instructing them that due to
the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict
in Israel and Gaza, all flight operations into and out
of Ben Gurion were prohibited until further notice. Continued:
- NETANYAHU CALLS OUT OBAMA TEAM, SAYS ISRAEL WILL NEVER GIVE
UP THE WEST BANK
- NTEB News Desk | July 11, 2014 | Citing John Kerry by name,
PM says he knows best about keeping Israel safe, and wont
allow West Bank to become another 20 Gazas
For Zions sake will I not hold my peace, and for
Jerusalems sake I will not rest, until the righteousness
thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as
a lamp that burneth. Isaiah 62:1
- On the fourth day of Operation Protective Edge, Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu issued a strong and sternly open rebuke to
John Kerry, Barack Obama, and any one else who would seek to
pressure Israel to relinquish control over the West Bank.
- At present we have a problem with the territory called
Gaza, the prime minister said. But he noted that the West
Bank is 20 times the size of Gaza, and vowed that he was not
prepared to create another 20 Gazas in the West Bank.
- I think the Israeli people understand now what I always
say: that there cannot be a situation, under any agreement, in
which we relinquish security control of the territory west of
the River Jordan a reference to the Jordan Valley
and the West Bank as Kerry had urged during a US-led peace
effort that collapsed in April.
- Citing by name both Kerry and the US security adviser Gen.
John Allen, who was charged by the secretary of state to draw
up security proposals that the US argued could enable Israel
to withdraw from most of the West Bank, including the Jordan
Valley, Netanyahu said passionately, I told John Kerry
and General Allen, the Americans expert: We live here,
I live here, I know what we need to ensure the security of Israels
- Adjacent territory has huge importance, Netanyahu
said, and could be used by terrorists to dig tunnels and to fire
rockets. The closer terrorists can get to Israels borders,
he said, the more rockets they fire as the current conflict
was proving. http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=23347&
- NETANYAHU: DON'T STRENGTHEN IRAN TO WEAKEN ISLAMIC STATE
- Prime minister alludes to 'less known' Israeli efforts against
militants in Iraq and Syria, states Israel fully supports Obama's
call for united action against ISIS. .
By Barak Ravid - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Thursday
the West should be wary of strengthening Iran in the fight against
Islamic State militants. http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/
- NETANYAHU WARNS U.S. AGAINST WORKING WITH IRAN TO HALT ISIS
ADVANCE IN IRAQ
By Marcy Kreiter - ibtimes.com - on June 22 2014 5:52 PM - Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday said the United States
should pit Sunni insurgents in Syria and Iraq against Iran, rather
than work with Iran to defeat them. Netanyahu's comments on NBC's
"Meet the Press" were his first on the issue since
the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria captured wide swaths of Iraq
and opened a land corridor, enabling it to move more easily across
the Iraq and Syria.
- Netanyahu declined to make specific suggestions but said
action needs to be taken to "counter the ISIS takeover of
Iraq" and at the same time not allow "Iran to dominate
Iraq the way it dominated Lebanon and Syria," the Jerusalem
- When your enemies are fighting each other, don't strengthen
either one of them. Weaken both, Netanyahu said as U.S.
President Barack Obama considered what support to give the Iraqi
government in fighting the militants, who want to establish a
caliphate encompassing parts of Syria and northern Iraq.
- U.S. and Iranian negotiators met last week on the sidelines
of talks about Iran's nuclear program in Vienna to discuss what
role Iran could play in stemming the ISIS assault.
- What youre seeing in the Middle East today in
Iraq and in Syria is the stark hatred between radical Shiites
-- in this case led by Iran -- and radical Sunnis led by Al Qaeda
and ISIS and others, Netanyahu said, the Times of Israel
- Netanyahu said the ultimate goal in the Middle East remains
preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power. He said he fears
cooperation with Iran on ISIS could lead to an undermining of
Western vigilance on the issue.
- He said it would be a "terrible mistake" to allow
Iran to keep most of its nuclear capabilities and lift economic
sanctions against Tehran, adding a better deal would look like
the one made to rid Syria of its chemical weapons stockpile.
- ISRAEL'S NETANYAHU WARNS OBAMA ON WORKING WITH WITH IRAN
Published time: June 23, 2014 11:18 - Edited time: June 24, 2014
15:06 - Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, still stung by the interim
agreement reached by the US and Iran that places restrictions
on Tehrans nuclear program in return for easing sanctions,
has offered his strategy to Obama on ISIS and Iran: Weaken
- Netanyahu has advised the US against cooperating with Iran
in an increasingly chaotic Iraq, where the Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic
State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS, or ISIL) has made dramatic
territorial gains in the north and center of the country.
- The hawkish Israeli leader focused on the Obama administrations
balancing act in Iraq, with its Shiite-led government that
continues to maintain decent relations with both Washington and
Tehran. This poses a natural concern for Tel Aviv, which has
long accused Iran of attempting to build nuclear weapons
a claim that Iranian officials have consistently denied.
- "What you're seeing in the Middle East today in Iraq
and in Syria is the stark hatreds between radical Shi'ites, in
this case led by Iran, and radical Sunnis led by al Qaeda and
ISIS and others," Netanyahu told the NBC program "Meet
- "Now, both of these camps are enemies of the United
States. And when your enemies are fighting each other, don't
strengthen either one of them. Weaken both," he urged.
- The comments from the Israeli PM come just days after Baghdad
asked the US to initiate airstrikes against the Sunni extremist
group, which has taken several towns in Anbar province, advancing
closer to the capital.
- U.S. WILL BOMB ISIS IN SYRIA: WHERE THE MILITARY WILL STRIKE
By Erin Banco - IBTIMES.COM - on September 10 2014 9:07 PM President
Barack Obama said Wednesday night that the U.S. would fight the
Islamic State from the air. The militant group, also known as
ISIS and ISIL, has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and
"in acts of barbarism," is responsible for the beheadings
of U.S. journalists James Foley and Stephen Sotloff.
"If left unchecked, these terrorists could pose a growing
threat beyond that region -- including to the United States,"
Obama said. "In a region that has known so much bloodshed,
these terrorists are unique in their brutality.
- America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this
terrorist threat, Obama said. This counter-terrorism
campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to
take out ISIL wherever they exist using our air power and our
support for partner forces on the ground.
- Obama said the mission in Syria would be similar to past
efforts to fight terrorism in Yemen and Somalia, which could
indicate that the U.S. will use drones to hit ISIS strongholds.
Just last week, the U.S. conducted a military mission in Somalia
that killed dozens of Al Shabaab members, including Ahmed Abdi
Godane, the group's leader. Continued: