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- WHO ARE JEWS?
Who are the Jewish people of today related to? What does DNA
science reveal about who are the ancestors of the Jews?
The answer to these questions about the history of the Jewish
Ashkenazi or Khazar Jews empire will shock you, and will no doubt
cause you to question everything you know about modern day Jews
and the state of Israel.
- Were going to cover some ground-breaking information
that is based on factual science; not someones opinion,
not what the news reports, and not what Christian teachers say.
- The title may cause you to think that this study will be
antisemitic but as you will soon learn, that is not
- We need to pray for the true Jews to accept Jesus as their
Messiah, but we also need to discern the truth about the leaders
of Israel, the Ashkenazi Jews.
- Heres the list of Jewish witnesses that testify about
the Ashkenazi people:
- DNA research science from Dr. Eran Elhaik (a Jew) and associates
at the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine, have confirmed that, 97%
of the 17 million of the worlds Jews ARE NOT descendants
- Dr. Dan Graur, a world-famous Jewish geneticist who served
on the faculty of Tel Aviv University for 22 years and is now
at the University of Houston, smiles at the distress of the Zionists.
Dr. Elhaiks research is, he said, very honest.
Graur is the recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Award, given
to the worlds top biological scientist. Continued: http://christianitybeliefs.org/end-times-deceptions/who-are-jews/
- FOR ISRAEL, TWO-STATE IS NO SOLUTION
- By NAFTALI BENNETTNOV. 5, 2014 - NYT - JERUSALEM Recent
events in the Middle East are a reminder of how the old models
of peace between Israel and the Palestinians are no longer relevant.
The time has come to rethink the two-state solution. This past
summer, Hamas and its allies fired over 4,500 rockets and mortars
at Israel, demonstrating once again what happens when we evacuate
territory to the so-called 1967 lines and hand it over to our
adversaries. Peace is not obtained. Rather, we are met by war
- The rise of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and other
extreme elements in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, make the risks just
as clear. Israel cannot afford to gamble with its security. There
are no second chances in the volatile Middle East.
- That is why, for its security, Israel cannot withdraw from
- and cannot allow for the establishment of a Palestinian state
in the West Bank. If we were to pull out of the West Bank, the
entire country would become a target for terrorists who would
be able to set up rocket launchers adjacent to the Old City of
Jerusalem and on the hills above the runways of Ben-Gurion International
Airport and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Continued: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/opinion/naftali-bennett-for-israel-two-state-is-no-
- ISRAEL SURRENDERS THE TEMPLE MOUNT
November 5, 2014 - Since Israel declared independence on May
14, 1948, ending nearly two thousand years of Jewish exile and
dispersion, only one other moment has rivaled its stunning historical
significance. Nineteen years later, on June 7, 1967, Israeli
paratroopers poured into the Old City of Jerusalem. Within minutes
Lt. General Motta Gur ecstatically proclaimed: The Temple
Mount is in our hands! On its southeastern corner, above
the Western Wall, soldiers raised the Israeli flag. Upon reaching
the sacred Wall Defense Minister Moshe Dayan declared: We
have returned to all that is holy in our land. We have returned
never to be parted from it again. Dayan promised Christians
and Muslims that their full freedom and all their religious
rights will be preserved. But he made no such promise to
Jews. Instead he ordered the Israeli flag removed and quickly
ceded internal administrative authority over the Temple Mount
to the Jordanian Waqf. Jews could visit the Temple Mount, he
announced, but they could not pray there. Freedom of worship
for Jews at their holiest site, where the ancient Temples once
stood, was sacrificed to the fantasy of amicable relations with
Muslims. Recently the preferential status quo for the Temple
Mount has been vehemently challenged. There were too many Jewish
visitors, some even daring to move their lips in prayer, to please
Muslim sensibilities. Enraged young hoodlums threw stones and
a Muslim authority declared pointedly: We reject these
religious visits. Palestinian officials warned of rising
friction and conflict if the Temple Mount did not remain Judenrein.
- 'BIBI FATIGUE' COULD FACTOR INTO ISRAELI ELECTION MARCH 17
2015 [1.12.2015 HE IS STILL THE FAVORITE]
By ARON HELLER From Associated Press December 12, 2014 2:03 AM
- [...] But in just a few days, the "anyone but Bibi"
campaign referring to his popular nickname has
gained traction and his maneuver is looking increasingly risky.
The election is set for March 17.
- There are many reasons for the sentiment. On Israel's dovish
left, Netanyahu is seen as a hardline ideologue who has aligned
himself with allies who oppose peace with the Palestinians and
favor a greater role for religion in daily life. They also lament
the deterioration in relations with the U.S., Israel's closest
and most important ally.
- Even among more conservative voters, many fear that Netanyahu
has veered too far to the religious-nationalist right, while
hardliners ironically think Netanyahu is too soft on security
issues and are turning to other parties. Meanwhile, an economy
that is increasingly divided between haves and have-nots has
alienated many Israelis. Across the board, many just feel it's
time for some fresh blood.
- "Read my lips: Prime Benjamin Netanyahu will lose the
election," columnist Uri Misgav wrote Tuesday in the liberal
Haaretz daily. "Netanyahu's stock is at an all-time low,
and he has nothing left to sell ... Netanyahu will lose because
the rising revulsion for him crosses party lines and overflows
its banks." Whole article:
- NEWS BRIEF: REPUBLISHED FOR SOME REASON NOW:
- RUSSIAN JEWS HAVE A HISTORIC RIGHT ON WHICH TO BASE THEIR
LAND SETTLING ACTIVITY IN THE CRIMERIA
December 30, 1926 - Vienna (Dec. 29) - Russian Jews have
a historic right on which to base their land settling activity
in the Crimea. This was the opinion expressed by Dr. Simon Dubnow,
well known Russian Jewish historian, in an interview with the
representative of the Menorah.
- If the question of Jewish right to colonize Crimea is raised
it must be remembered that the Jews have a right to claim to
be autochthons of all the northern coast of the Black Sea. As
early as the ancient Bosphorean empire, before the Christian
era, colonies of Hellenized Jews have flourished on the Black
Sea coast. Inscriptions which have been found there dating back
to the first cenutry prove the existence of organized Jewish
communities in this region. These Hellenized Jews were followed
by the Byzantine Jews in the fifth century of the Christian era.
The Khazar empire, the leading classes of which adopted Judaism,
existed between the eighth and eleventh centuries. Then, settlements
of Jews and Karaites existed in this region between the thirteenth
and eighteenth centuries. Finally, the Jewish colonies have existed
there since the nineteenth century. The historic rights of the
Jews to colonize Crimea and the entire Black Sea coast from Odessa
to the Caucasus cannot be doubted and it is certainly desirable
in a region where for two thousand years our ancestors have,
under the Greeks and the Scythians, engaged in agriculture, that
the Jews should again cultivate the land. However, the modern
Scythians are more dangerous than the ancient-Time# Danaos
et dona ferentes (I fear the Danaos even if they bring
me gifts) he declared. Continued:
- ISRAEL SEEKS U.S. BLOCK OF PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD DRIVE
Reuters - by Lesley Wroughton - December 15, 2014 - ROME (Reuters)
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday sought
assurances from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Washington
would block efforts by Palestinians and Europeans on Palestinian
- "Our expectation is that the United States will stand
by its position for the past 47 years that a solution to the
conflict will be achieved through negotiations, and I do not
see a reason for this policy to change," Netanyahu told
reporters after a meeting in Rome that lasted some three hours.
- Before the meeting, Israel put the United States on notice
that it expected Washington to exercise its U.N. Security Council
veto against any resolutions setting a time frame. Netanyahu
declined to comment on whether he was given an assurance by Kerry
that the United States would exercise its veto. A source with
knowledge of the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity said
the Israeli leader had indeed asked for such an assurance.
- A senior State Department official said Washington had made
clear in discussions that it would oppose certain moves.
"We've made clear throughout these discussions with all
of our interlocutors that there are certain things we could never
support. (I'm) not going to outline those publicly," the
- Continued: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/15/us-israel-palestinians-kerry-idUSKBN0JT1A020141215
- PALESTINIANS SEEK UN RESOLUTION TO END ISRAELI OCCUPATION
[TURNED OUT TO BE A 'NO' VOTE]
- By Carole Landry 12.17.2014 United Nations (United States)
(AFP) - The Palestinians are to push on Wednesday with a draft
UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite
what they call warnings the United States is ready to veto the
measure. An Arab-backed text setting November 2016 as the deadline
for an Israeli withdrawal was to be formally submitted to the
UN Security Council. The 15-member council will vote at a later
date. "We will submit our project to the UN Security Council
tomorrow," Nimr Hammad, an adviser to Palestinian president
Mahmud Abbas, told AFP on Tuesday.
- The decision follows the latest series of meetings between
US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu, Palestinian negotiators and European ministers.
- Kerry suggested a UN resolution could play into the hands
of Israeli hardliners as the country heads toward elections in
- "Many of us share a deep sense of urgency about this,"
he insisted. "But we're also very mindful that we have to
carefully calibrate any steps that are taken for this difficult
moment in the region." The Palestinians say Kerry has threatened
a veto from the United States.
- Asked what kind of resolution the US might be able to support
at the UN, Kerry insisted Monday the US administration has "made
no determinations... about language, approaches, specific resolutions,
any of that." And a US official traveling with Kerry in
London Tuesday said that this language still stands.
- The Palestinians began circulating a draft at the end of
September, after President Mahmud Abbas told the UN General Assembly
that it was time to fast-track Palestinian statehood. [The United
States is expected to veto the resolution.]
- Continued: http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Palestinians-to-seek-end-of-occupation-later-this-month-at-UN-380776
- HERE GOES OBAMA'S ETERNAL US-ISRAEL ALLIANCE
- ["20 March 2013 Barack Obama hails 'eternal' US-Israel
alliance at start of Middle East visit
Obama says his first visit to Israel as US president is chance
to 'reaffirm the unbreakable bond between our nations'"]
- DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 14, 2014, 7:46 PM (IDT)
[...] 3. debkafiles Washington and Moscow sources report
that the Syrian issue was destined to figure large in the Rome
talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign
Minister Sergey Lavrov Sunday, Dec. 14.
- The Kremlin is making US acceptance of its plan for ending
the Syrian conflict the condition for joining the US-European
line on the Palestinian demand that next weeks UN Security
Council session set a two-year deadline for Palestinian statehood
within 1967 border. The text calls for Israeli occupation
of Palestinian territory captured in the 1967 war to end
by November 2016.
- France, Britain and Germany are in efforts to draft a resolution
of their own.
- So any deal Kerry and Lavrov are able to finalize for a tradeoff
between the Palestinian and Syria issues will be put before Israeli
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu when he meets the US secretary
in Rome Monday, Dec. 15.. Netanyahu will ask Washington to exercise
its veto against the Palestinian motion. But the Obama administration
would rather not, since it supports the Palestinians in principle.
- Israel may therefore find itself this time ranged against
a united US-Russian front on the Palestinian issue, Moscow's
reward for Washington liniing up behind its plan for Syria. Even
the American threat to station medium-range nuclear missiles
in Europe following Moscows refusal to endorse the Intermediate-Range
Nuclear Forces Treaty failed to cast a cloud over the Kerry-Lavrov
encounter. The two top diplomats have a solid history of progress
in forging diplomatic accords on thorny international issues
(e.g. Irans nuclear program and Syrias chemical weapons).
If they fail this time, Netanyahus talks with Kerry will
be lighter and smoother. But if a Syria-Palestinian tradeoff
is forged between the two powers, Israel may for the first
time find itself on a collision course with a joint US-Russian
front on the Palestinian issue.
- Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, Dec.
14, that Israel would rebuff any UN moves to set a timetable
for withdrawal from territory. He said Israel now faced
a possible diplomatic offensive "to force upon us"
such a withdrawal within two years.
- Therefore, the Israeli air strikes against a shipment of
Russian missiles for Syria for Hizballah last Monday, Dec. 8,
may be seen as an act of defiance against this nascent big-power
partnership. Our sources reveal that Moscow was not alone in
demanding explanations for Israels aggressive
so too did Washington. (Bold emphasis by editor) http://www.debka.com/article/24296/Is-Obama-ready-for-an-about-face-to-recognize-
- MAJOR ISRAEL-US RIFT OVER WASHINGTON PLAN TO LET TEHRAN CONTINUE
ENRICHING URANIUM WITH SANCTIONS RELIEF
- Thursday, November 7, 2013 - (Debka) - Israel announced early
Thursday, Nov. 7, that it is utterly opposed to the new proposal
for Irans nuclear program which the United States plans
to put before the two-day Geneva conference beginning later today.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, when he met US Secretary of
State John Kerry in Jerusalem Wednesday night, bitterly accused
the Obama administration of yielding to the Russian-backed Iranian
position. Should Tehran renege on the deal, the US proposal leaves
it with the capacity for enriching enough weapons-grade uranium
in 10 days to build several nuclear weapons. This US proposal
calls for Iran to halt enrichment of uranium up to 20-percent
grade (a short jump to weapons-grade) and slow construction on
the Arak heavy water plant for plutonium production. In return,
the US offers a start on selective sanctions relief. This proposal
is likely to be approved by the six powers at the Geneva conference.
- Continued: http://www.worldeventsandthebible.com/2013/11/major-israel-us-rift-over-washington.html
- OFFICIAL: RUSSIA PLOTTING TO START WAR ON ISRAEL
Plan includes shipping missiles to terrorist groups .
Aaron Klein - 12.20.2014 - TEL AVIV Russia is preparing
a contingency plan to prompt Hezbollah and possibly the regime
of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad into a direct military conflict
with Israel, according to a French official who has been apprised
of the situation. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity,
said the contingency was meant to be used as a card against the
West, particularly the U.S. and European Union, which has been
engaged in efforts to isolate Moscow. This past week, the U.S.
and E.U. adapted tighter sanctions on the Russian economy, including
restrictions on investments in the Crimea, with emphasis on Russian
Black Sea oil and gas exploration and tourism. The official said
there is information Russia in recent weeks successfully shipped
to Hezbollah a large convoy of Iskandar ballistic missiles and
surface-to-air missiles. The missiles were received, despite
Israels alleged airstrikes in Syria targeting Russian-shipped
weapons earlier this month, the official said. The official said
Russia has not made any decision about agitating a Hezbollah
attack on Israel, but views a possible conflict in the Mideast
as a card it can play in its confrontation with the West, particularly
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- Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/official-russia-plotting-to-start-war-on-israel
ABBA'S FATAH MOVEMENT MARKS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY WITH IMAGE INCITING
GENOCIDE AGAINST ISRAELIS
January 1, 2015 12:47 pm Ben Cohen - Fatah published [an] image
inciting genocide against Israelis hours after the PA joined
the International Criminal Court. Barely 24 hours after the Palestinian
Authority submitted its application to join the International
Criminal Court (ICC,) the Fatah movement of PA President Mahmoud
Abbas has published a gruesome image on its Facebook page inciting
genocide against Israeli Jews.
- The image, by Arab artist Ali Faour, was published to coincide
with the fiftieth anniversary of Fatahs founding on the
terrorist organizations Facebook page. The anniversary
was celebrated at a ceremony in Ramallah on Wednesday morning,
the Palestinian Maan news agency reported.
- Faours image shows a Fatah flag attached to a gun emerging
from a pile of skulls, several of which are marked with a Star
of David. The image conjures up memories of the corpses which
Nazi execution squads dumped into mass graves during the Holocaust.
- RETHINKING THE KHAZAR THEORY
- Now for the surprising variation in critiquing the Rethinking
the Khazar Theory! This section is written by no other, than
David Duke, himself. Review the original article, for a long
list of DNA studies that seem to reject and conflict with Eran
Elhaik research. Nevertheless, Dr. Duke argues that the claim
of special rights for the Chosen which resides in
the Talmud culture is entirely part of the tribalism no matter
the particular genetics of the Zionist.
I have come to believe that the Khazar theory is one more
piece of controlled opposition as illustrated in Orwells
1984 where Emmanuel Goldstein is supposedly Big Brothers
opposition, but in fact he is part of the Big Brother apparatus.
How convenient it is to suggest that Jews are not a race, not
a related people that gives them a unity and strength in conflict
with other peoples. One cannot explain the power of Zionism unless
one understands Jewish tribalism.
Jewish tribalism (racism) and favoritism and preference for fellow
Jews combined with discrimination against non-Jews ultimately
enables them to take over almost any institution. Without Jewish
racism, Zionism could not flourish, for that is what gives the
Jewish extremists its enormous economic, media and political
Christians who propagate the Khazar theory should
not forget that the Talmud is perhaps the most anti-Christ tome
ever written. The Talmud portrays Jesus being boiled in human
excrementforever! The Talmud as well the gospel
recounting of the Jewish persecution behind the crucifixion of
Christ all took place hundreds of years before any supposed Khazar
Lets pull all this information together to sort out a rational
understanding of the political considerations that threaten the
stability and well being of the planet. Historically it is undeniable
that large number of Jews from Eastern Europe and Russia migrated
out of that area. Many resettled in Israel. Most adopted pro-Zionist
politics. Since the former Khazar empire region was the departing
homeland of so many inhabitants who profess to be Jews, it is
preposterous to contend that any tribal group can maintain a
pure racial identity.
When a Jew resides in Israel are they not called an Israeli?
What do you call a Jew living in the Ukraine - a Jew or a Ukrainian?
Likewise, when a Jewish migrate from Khazarian descendant moves
to Israel and becomes a citizen, do they lose their roots from
their own lineage? Whether they purport to be from a bloodline
of a racial tribe or simply a convert to a particular religion
their association with their country of origin remains.
Could it be that this astounding disclosure of a hidden past
is nothing more than a ploy to recapture influence if not actual
territory in a former land of settlement? If this is the case,
the issue is one of political power and not one of religious
- full story at: http://www.batr.org/terror/122314.html
WILD CHEERS FOR PROPOSED INVASION OF ISRAEL
NATO ally encouraged to 'liberate' Jerusalem
Published: 12.30.14 - Leo Hohmann - Photo: President Obama and
Turkish President Erdogan just about cheek to cheek? Turkish
and Palestinian flags fluttered like angry birds in a crowd of
thousands of people chanting "Allahu Akbar!" and "Down
The chants grew more exuberant as the hulking, bearded man on
the speakers platform assured them that "God willing,
we will liberate Jerusalem together." The speaker was Hamas
leader Khaled Meshaal and his audience was Turkeys ruling
Justice and Development Party, gathered for its annual meeting
Dec. 27 at a convention hall in Konya, the hometown of Turkish
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
The Turkish prime minister introduced the Hamas leader and then
took a seat in the front row, cheering and clapping for the radical
Islamist statements being made by Meshaal. "As Turkey for
centuries was the main defender of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque,
likewise with you are the center of the Muslim Umma (Muslim nation)
which will carry on the mission of liberating Jerusalem and al-Aqsa
Mosque," Meshaal told the crowd in an address that received
almost no major media coverage. "Know this, that strong
Turkey is the strength of Palestine and of Jerusalem. Turkey
is the strength that represents all Muslims."
AMERICA'S PALESTINE REFUGEE POLICY IS LUDICROUS
December 22, 2014 7:42 am Author: avatar Asaf Romirowsky and
Alexander H. Joffe
Alexander Joffe Asaf Romirowsky Obama Palestinians Palestinian
refugee crisis Palestinian refugees U.S. Aid Palestinians UNRWA
One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over
and expecting different results. By any measurement, Western
policy towards United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine
Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the internationally funded
agency for Palestinian refugees, meets that definition.
One example is the newly released 2015 State Department Framework
for Cooperation Between UNRWA and the U.S.
- This exercise in repetition occurred in the wake of a war
that again exposed UNRWAs unsavory and illegal activities,
from being shocked that its schools were used to
store Hamas rockets and rote condemnations of Israel, to
its employees cheering the murder of Israelis. The framework
nevertheless represents the American commitment to prolong the
existence of UNRWA, established almost exactly 65 years ago.
- PALESTINIAN MEMBERSHIP OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT WOULD
BE DANGEROUS GAME-CHANGER FOR ISRAEL, LEGAL EXPERT
Palestinian membership of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
would be a game-changer with profoundly negative
consequences for the State of Israel, a senior Israeli lawyer
has warned. If the Palestinians file war crimes charges
against Israel, Israel will lose because the court is biased,
Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Director of Shurat HaDin the
Israel Law Center, told The Algemeiner. Following yesterdays
failed vote on Palestinian statehood at the UN Security Council,
the Palestinian focus has now shifted to joining international
treaties and organizations, foremost among them the ICC. A 2009
bid to sign up to the courts Rome Statute was unsuccessful,
as Palestine was at the time only an observer
entity at the United Nations. However, with Palestines
upgrade in 2012 to non-member observer state, membership
of the ICC is now a serious possibility.
PALESTINIANS JOIN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
Mohammed Daraghmeh and Josef Federman, Associated Press 2:44
p.m. EST December 31, 2014
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Stung by a resounding defeat in the
U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that
they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes
charges against Israel. The move by Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas set the stage for a diplomatic showdown with the United
States and drew an angry response from Israel. "The one
who needs to fear the International Criminal Court in the Hague
is the Palestinian Authority, which has a unity government with
Hamas, a terror organization like (the Islamic State group) which
commits war crimes," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said
in a statement.
- Netanyahu called Israel's soldiers "the most moral army
in the world" and said the country would take unspecified
- U.S. State Department spokesman Edgar Vasquez said America
strongly opposed the move and warned it would be "counter-productive
and do nothing to further the aspirations of the Palestinian
people for a sovereign and independent state."
- "It will badly damage the atmosphere with the very people
with whom they ultimately need to make peace," Vasquez said
in a statement.
Abbas has been under heavy domestic pressure to take action against
Israel following months of tensions fueled by the collapse of
U.S.-brokered peace talks, a 50-day war between Israel and Palestinian
militants in Gaza, a spate of deadly Palestinian attacks on Israeli
targets and Israeli restrictions on Palestinian access to a key
Muslim holy site in Jerusalem. Tuesday's defeat in the U.N. Security
Council further raised pressure on Abbas to act.
PALESTINIANS PRESS WAR-CRIMES CASE AGAINST ISRAEL, GAZA TRUCE
By JOSEF FEDERMAN and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH - From Associated Press
- December 31, 2014 5:03 PM EST
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Turning up the pressure on Israel,
the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they are joining the
International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges
against the Jewish state - a risky, high-stakes move that brought
threats of retaliation from Israel and criticism from the U.S.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas acted a day after suffering
a defeat in the U.N. Security Council, which voted down a resolution
setting a three-year deadline for the establishment of a Palestinian
state on lands occupied by Israel. "We want to complain.
There's aggression against us, against our land. The Security
Council disappointed us," Abbas said. Turning to the international
court at The Hague marks a major policy shift, transforming Abbas'
relations with Israel from tense to openly hostile. The ultimate
goal is to pressure Israel into withdrawing from the territories
and agreeing to Palestinian statehood. (Associated Press)
- Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki, meanwhile, said
there was clear evidence of war crimes by Israel
during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal
Court prosecutors to push for an investigation. Malki visited
The Hague shortly after Israel and Hamas that rules Gaza entered
a 72-hour truce mediated by Egypt in an effort to pave the way
for an extended cease-fire.
- Israeli armor and infantry withdrew from the Gaza Strip ahead
of the truce, with a military spokesman saying their main goal
of destroying cross-border infiltration tunnels had been completed.
Mission accomplished, the military tweeted.
- PALESTINIAN WAR CRIMES CASE AGAINST ISRAEL WOULD FACE MANY
- Published December 04, 2012 - Associated Press - JERUSALEM
Just days after winning upgraded status at the United
Nations, the Palestinians are already threatening to join the
world's first permanent war crimes court and pursue charges against
the Israelis. Although the Palestinians say that any decision
is still a long ways off, the mere threat has unnerved Israel.
But pressing a case may not be so simple and could potentially
leave the Palestinians themselves vulnerable to prosecution.
Since winning recognition as a nonmember observer state in the
United Nations General Assembly last week, the Palestinians believe
they now qualify for membership in the International Criminal
Court. In opposing the Palestinian bid at the U.N., Israel repeatedly
cited Palestinian threats to turn to the ICC to prosecute Israeli
officials for a variety of alleged crimes, ranging from actions
by the Israeli military to Israel's construction of Jewish settlements
on occupied land. While Israel does not recognize the court's
jurisdiction and believes its actions do not violate international
law, officials are concerned legal action that could embarrass
Israel, make it difficult for Israeli officials to travel overseas
or portray the country as a pariah state. A war crimes conviction
can include fines and maximum penalties of life in prison.
PALESTINIAN FM SEEKS ICC WAR CRIMES CASE AGAINST ISRAEL
By TOBY STERLING - AP - 08/05/2014 8:15 am EDT Updated: 10/05/2014
5:59 am ED
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) The Palestinian foreign minister
said Tuesday that his government intends to apply for membership
at the International Criminal Court this year in hopes of holding
Israel responsible for alleged violations of war crimes law in
- "Israel has left us with no other option," Riad
Malki told reporters after meeting with court officials in The
- But he stopped short of guaranteeing that his nation will
- "This is just one step short of becoming members,"
he said at the headquarters of the Palestinian mission in The
Hague. Joining is now "a question of procedural matters."
- LIVNI REVEALS PIVOTAL ROLE OF ABBAS IN SABOTAGING US-SPONSORED
December 24, 2014 Tzipi Livni, the former Israeli Justice Minister
and lead negotiator with the Palestinians who is now running
as a Prime Ministerial candidate in Israels forthcoming
March elections, has revealed that the Palestinian leadership
caused the failure of American-sponsored peace talks
at a critical moment. Livnis centrist Hatnua
party is running in alliance with the the Labor Party for the
elections. In the event that the bloc wins the ballot, Livni
will rotate the prime ministers post with Labor leader
Isaac Herzog every two years.
- Speaking to New York Times reporter Roger Cohen, Livni said
that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had been presented
with an American-authored framework agreement at a meeting in
Washington, DC on March 17. The framework which has not
been made public set out the administrations views
on major issues, including borders, security, settlements, Palestinian
refugees and Jerusalem.
- Livni considered it a fair framework, and [Prime Minister
Benjamin] Netanyahu had indicated willingness to proceed on the
basis of it while saying he had reservations, Cohen wrote.
But Abbas declined to give an answer in what his senior
negotiator, Saeb Erekat, later described as a difficult
meeting with Obama. Abbas remained evasive on the framework.
SLAUGHTER THE JEWS' AMULET STOLEN FROM CONTROVERSIAL COLLEGE
December 30, 2014 - Dave Bender - Algemeiner.com - Gaza Strip
hamas Israel Palestinian Conflict Israeli Art Israeli politics
Palestinian Terrorism. Officials at Sapir College in Sderot are
investigating the possible theft of an amulet from a provocative
art display, Israels NRG News said Tuesday.
The Power of the Word, which opened Tuesday at Sapir
College, is seen by some as encouraging incitement, though its
defenders insist that the exhibit is important because it showcases
opinions on both sides.
The exhibition includes three hamsas (palm-shaped amulets popular
throughout the Middle East) created by artist Gad Wellnitz and
decorated with the words ISIS, Slaughter the
Jews, and In blood and fire we will redeem Palestine.
There is no place in an academic institution for an exhibition
which calls for the massacre of a people, one irate student
- IRAN THREATENS TO FLOOD GAZA WITH 'MILLION' OF IRANIAN FIGHTERS
Head of Iranian government's Basij paramilitary force claims
'millions' of volunteers have applied to fight in Gaza and Syria.
By Mark Langfan - First Publish: 11/19/2014, 2:14 PM The head
of Iran's Basij paramilitary force has claimed it is raising
an army of "millions" to flood Gaza and Syria to support
Tehran's allies. Fars, Irans semi-official newspaper, reported
that that Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Commander the
Basij paramilitary force, as saying: "Millions of Basijis
(volunteer forces) are ready in Iran to be dispatched to Syria
and Gaza and they have come to us (for registration)." Irans
Basij forces are much feared inside the country and known for
their brutality in quashing anti-government dissent. They were
highly utilized during Irans violent repression of the
student protests in the wake of the Iranian elections of 2009.
- Thousands of Iranian volunteers - mostly tied with Iran's
Revolutionary Guards force - are already reportedly fighting
alongside pro-regime forces in Syria, where Iran is attempting
to forge a Syrian Hezbollah composed of Shia Islamist foot-soldiers.
- JESUS KEPT KOSHER (TURNING THE GOSPEL OF MARK UPSIDE DOWN,
SAYS THE PROFESSOR)
- By Prof. Daniel Boyarin, The University of California at
In his talk Jesus Kept Kosher Prof. Daniel Boyarin
argues that Mark 7:19 passage Thus He (Jesus) declared
all foods clean has been misunderstood.
Daniel Boyarin is a professor of Talmudic Culture at University
of California at Berkeley. There is a saying that goes something
like this: Religion exists to comfort the disturbed, and
to disturb the comforted. When I think of this saying I
think of Daniel Boyarin.
- EGYPT CATCHES ISLAMIC STATE INFILTRATING SINAI WORRIES IT
COULD BE NEXT ON JIHADIST GROUP'S HIT LIST
Aaron Klein - WND - Published: 12.27.2014 - TEL AVIV Egypt
in recent weeks arrested dozens of foreign jihadists in the Sinai
Peninsula, stoking fears Islamic State militants are seeking
to open a new front in the land of Moses, an Egyptian security
official told WND. The official said the Egyptian military brass
were alarmed by the number of foreign jihadists who had infiltrated
the Sinai, with those jihadists arrested in recent raids originating
from such countries as Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and
beyond. The first raids took place earlier this month. More were
reported arrested in Egyptian military raids of the Sinai last
Wednesday and Thursday. A statement from the Egyptian military
spokespersons office reported 297 were arrested during
last weeks raids, including illegal immigrants, criminal
and terrorist suspects and one jihadist described by the military
as extremely dangerous.
- That terrorist was named as Tawfik Awad Soliman from the
State of Sinai terror group.
- Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/egypt-catches-islamic-state-infiltrating-sinai
- BELGIAN DOCTOR'S REFUSAL TO TREAT ELDERLY JEWISH PATIENT
HEADS WIESENTHAL CENTER LIST OF ANTI-SEMITIC OUTRAGES IN 2014
December 29, 2014 2014 was a year of unprecedented explosions
of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel hatred, Jewish advocacy
group The Simon Wiesenthal Center declared, as it announced its
list of the ten worst anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incidents
over the last twelve months. In a telling sign of the degree
to which anti-Semitism presents a threat in Europe, the majority
of the incidents described took place in European countries ranging
from Belgium to Hungary.
At the top of the list is the shocking story of a doctor in the
Belgian city of Antwerp who refused to treat a 90 year-old Jewish
woman whod broken a rib. Send her to Gaza for a few
hours, then she will not feel pain anymore, the doctor
told the ladys grandson, Hershy Taffel, who later filed
a discrimination complaint with the police, when he sought assistance
for his grandmother on August 1. It reminds me of what
happened in Europe 70 years ago, Taffel told the Joods
Actueel newspaper. I never thought those days would once
again be repeated.
- The Wiesenthal Center also noted that Belgium was the site
of the deadliest attack on a Jewish target this year, when a
terrorist murdered four people during a gun attack at the Jewish
Museum in Brussels in May.
- Continued: http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/12/29/belgian-doctors-refusal-to-treat-elderly-jewish-patient-heads-
- VIDEO: NOW ISIS SETS SIGHT ON ISRAEL 'WE WILL NOT GIVE UP
ONE SPAN OF PALESTINE, 'ALLAH WILLING'
Published: 12.29.2014 - WND - A new video issued by ISIS contradicts
the oft-repeated claim that the Islamic movement now controlling
large portions of Iraq and Syria has no interest in the Palestinian
jihad against Israel. ISIS, which now calls itself the Islamic
State after declaring the creation of a new caliphate, vows in
the video: Allah willing, we will continue to fight against
the Israelis and their allies.
- Islam researcher Robert Spencer, editor of Jihad Watch, notes,
for example, Jay Michaelson claimed in the Jewish Daily Forward
that the Islamic State is a Salafist jihadist/fundamentalist
movement that regards Hamas as impure and the Israel/Palestinian
conflict as largely irrelevant.
- In the video, however, Spencer writes, ISIS makes it
abundantly clear that it regards the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict as extremely important. And as always, the jihadis
ground and justify their actions in Islam, boasting that they
will destroy kufr (unbelief) and the unbelievers (kuffar),
- POLL SHOWS NUMBER OF JEWISH YOUTHS WANTING TO LEAVE TURKEY
ANTI-SEMITISM HAS DOUBLED
December 26, 2014 11:29 am The warning from a leading figure
in Turkeys Jewish community that anti-Semitism is driving
the communitys youth to seek a new life outside the country
has been provisionally confirmed in statistics gathered by a
leading Middle East politics website.
- According to statistics of a community high school
we were asked not to name, compared with previous years, the
number of Jewish youths wanting to leave Turkey has doubled.
In 2012 of 99 students at the community school, 23 wanted to
go abroad; in 2013, 18 out of 96; and in 2014, 40 out of 108,
Al-Monitor reported. As The Algemeiner reported on December 16,
Moise Gabay, a leading Jewish businessman, asserted, in an article
published in the Istanbul-based Jewish newspaper S,alom, that
We face threats, attacks and harassment every day. Hope
- CHRISTMAS SURPRISE: JESUS DECLARED A PALESTINIAN ARAB OFFICIALS
EVEN CLAIM CHRIST AS THEIR '1ST MARTYR'
Published: 12.24.2014 WND - TEL AVIV Palestinian leaders
this Christmas season are bent on claiming Jesus Christ and the
celebration of His birth as their own. Despite the fact that
Jesus birthplace of Judea wasnt renamed Palestine
until at least 100 years after his death, despite the fact that
modern-day Palestinians didnt adopt that name until the
20th century, Palestinian Authority officials have repeatedly
claimed recently that Jesus was a Palestinian.
- Some PA officials went so far as to claim Jesus was the first
- Last week, for example, PA President Mahmoud Abbas stated,
We celebrate the birth of Jesus, a Palestinian messenger
of love, justice and peace. Palestinian Media Watch notes
that Abbas Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud
Al-Habbash announced, Christmas is also a Palestinian holiday,
because Jesus, peace be upon him, was Palestinian. He was born
in Palestine; lived and was sent [as prophet] to Palestine. Therefore,
Christmas has a special Palestinian flavor.
- Ramallahs District Governor Laila Ghannam further expressed
her hope for victory, far off as it may be and encouraged
Palestinians to be merry and celebrate Christmas
as, Jesus the Messiah is Palestinian, documented
PMW. On his Facebook page, Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman
of the PA Security Forces, wrote last week that at Christmas
we celebrate the anniversary of love and peace, the birth
day of Jesus the Palestinian.
- Continued: http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/christmas-declared-a-palestinian-holiday