ISRAEL, THE MIDDLE
EAST & ASIA
- QUARTET DELEGATES REPORTEDLY POSTPONE PURPOTED ISRAEL TRIP
MID ESCALATED VIOLENCE
- A delegation of representatives from the Quartet the
US, EU, Russia and the UN that was expected to arrive
to Israel on Wednesday to discuss how to re-start a diplomatic
process has reportedly postponed its visit at Jerusalem's request.
Over the last two days Israeli officials never confirmed that
the visit would take place.
- HAMAS 'ACCEPTS TERMS' OF 8-YEAR TRUCE WITH ISRAEL
- Sources say ending rocket strikes, tunnels included
- August 17, 2015 - By Aaron Klein - WND - TEL AVIV
Hamas political leadership tentatively accepted the terms
of an eight-year truce with Israel, according to sources within
Hamas. The sources, speaking to WND from the Gaza Strip, said
Israel gave support to Egypt to accept a Hamas delegation for
further talks on the proposed long-term cease-fire. After discussions
in Egypt, the Hamas delegation, headed by Hamas leader Ismail
Haniyeh, will travel to Qatar and Turkey for more input on the
deal, which is being brokered by former Quartet envoy and ex-British
Prime Minister Tony Blair.
- The Hamas sources said the current version of the truce,
as accepted in theory by Hamass politburo, includes a Hamas
pledge to stop all rocket fire from Gaza and to cease digging
tunnels into Israel. Hamas also agreed not to operate within
30 meters of the Israeli border, the sources said. Joel Richardsons
documentary End Times Eyewitness: Israel, Islam and the
Unfolding Signs of the Messiahs Return takes you
to the front lines of the ongoing Middle Eastern revolutions
- In return, the Hamas sources said, Israel agreed to allow
thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to enter the Jewish state
for work, a detail that cannot be confirmed with Israeli diplomatic
sources. The Hamas sources said Israel will allow for a larger
fishing zone off the Gaza coast along with a corridor
to connect the Gaza coastline to international waters. Israel,
however, would still monitor and inspect ships in the area.
- Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/hamas-accepts-terms-of-8-year-truce-with-israel/#ZHjLoPpIjcul3TQP.99
- EXCLUSIVE: ISRAEL STUDIES PROFESSOR HOUNDED BY ANTI-ISRAEL
TEXAS ACTIVISTS FORCED TO WEAR DISGUISE ON CAMPUS (INTERVIEW)
November 26, 2015 - By Ruthie Blum - Dean of the College of Liberal
Arts Randy Diehl Palestine Solidarity Committee Professor Ami
Pedahzur Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies Stanford University
military historian Dr. Gil-Li Vardi University of Texas at Austin
Chanting Long live the Intifada, University of Texas
at Austin activists recently stormed a class to protest and disrupt
a talk by a guest lecturer.
Waving Palestinian flags and shouting anti-Israel epithets, twelve
members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) entered the
public event, sponsored by Institute for Israeli Studies Professor
Ami Pedahzur and hosting Stanford University military historian
Dr. Gil-Li Vardi.
Throughout the incident during which Pedahzur insisted
that the invasive students either sit down and learn something
or leave the PSC activists filmed everything on their
Since that episode, which took place on Friday, November 13,
mere hours before Paris was brutally attacked by ISIS terrorists,
Pedahzur, professor of government and founding director of the
Institute for Israel Studies, has become the focus of a PSC intimidation
campaign. This includes a petition circulated by the PSC and
claims that Pedahzur was violent.
We were met with physical force and intimidation,
the PSC said in a statement.
A UT Austin professor as well as an attendee escalated what was
supposed to be a reading of a prepared two-minute statement,
culminating in professor Ami Pedahzur physically pressing his
body against a PSC member, nose-to-nose in a move to physically
intimidate the student. Pedahzur had to be restrained by 3 people.
Watching the video of the episode, which was uploaded to YouTube
by PSC members immediately after they crashed the event, one
gets a sense of the menacing nature of the demonstration
on the part of the students, not those trying to subdue them.
- WATCHDOG: PALESTINIAN CAMPAIGN TO PROSECUTE ISRAEL FOR 'CRIMES
AGAINST HUMANITY' FUNDED BY EUROPE
November 26, 2015 - By Ruthie Blum - The International Criminal
Court. This week, four Palestinian NGOs submitted a document
claiming Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity.
European funding is behind four Palestinian NGOs that submitted
a document to the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week,
purporting evidence of Israeli war crimes perpetrated
during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, according
to a report released by the watchdog organization NGO Monitor
According to the report, the Palestinian groups in question
Al-Haq, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Aldameer and the Palestinian
Center for Human Rights are all leaders in anti-Israel
activities, (including boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns),
and this submission is part of the ongoing lawfare
campaign exploiting international institutions in general and
the ICC in particular for anti-Israel campaigns. This tactic
was adopted at the NGO Forum of the 2001 Durban Conference, and
is an integral part of the Durban Strategy which seeks to demonize
and delegitimize Israel.
The report says that the aim of the lawfare campaigns
is to erase the context of Palestinian terrorism targeting
Israeli civilians, and to obstruct Israeli attempts at defending
- US-ISRAELI SPY JONATHAN POLLARD FREED FROM PRISON AFTER 30
- After 3 decades in jail, Pollard, 61, released from North
Carolina facility where he has been serving a life sentence;
Netanyahu: Ive longed for this day
- November 20, 2015 - By Rebecca Shimoni Stoil and Marissa
Newman - After three decades behind bars, American-Israeli spy
Jonathan Pollard was released from prison early Friday morning.
- Pollard, 61, was freed on parole from the Butner, North Carolina,
facility where he has been serving a life sentence for spying
on the United States on Israels behalf. The Justice for
Jonathan Pollard organization confirmed Pollard had been freed
and reunited with his wife, Esther. After exiting the prison
before dawn, the Pollards have arrived at the apartment where
they will spend the weekend and are grateful to those who lobbied
on their behalf, the organization said in a statement, without
specifying their location.
- In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the release
and said he has longed for this day.
- The people of Israel welcome the release of Jonathan
Pollard, the prime minister said in a statement. After
three long and hard decades, Jonathan is finally being reunited
with his family.
- May this Sabbath bring him much joy and peace that
will continue in the years and decades ahead.
- The long-awaited release was also greeted with well-wishes
by President Reuven Rivlin and politicians from both sides of
- Over the years, weve felt Pollards pain
and felt responsible and obliged to bring about his release.
We wish Jonathan and his family, in their reunion, long and prosperous
years ahead, health and peace, the president said.
- ABBAS TO MEET ICC PROSECUTOR AS TERROR ATTACKS PERSIST
- At The Hague, PA president, Fatou Bensouda to discuss grave
Israeli escalation, according to Palestinian officials
- October 30, 2015 - By AFP and Times of Israel staff - Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet on Friday with ICC
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda at The Hague, Palestinian officials
said, amid the current wave of Palestinian terror against Israeli
civilians and security forces in Israel and across the West Bank.
- It will be Abbass first meeting with the prosecutor
of the International Criminal Court since the Palestinian Authority
sparked controversy by joining the tribunal in January, an official
with the Palestinian mission in The Hague told AFP.
- Abbas, who is in the Netherlands as part of a European tour,
would visit Bensouda in the context of the grave Israeli
escalation in occupied Palestine, the official said, asking
not to be identified. Israel has accused Abbas of helping fuel
the terror surge, in part by peddling lies about
purported Israeli plans to change the status quo at Jerusalems
contested Temple Mount holy site.
- Ten Israelis have been killed in the spate of near-daily
attacks since October 1 and dozens have been wounded. Over 60
Palestinians have been killed in the latest round of violence,
the majority of them while carrying out stabbing attacks against
Israelis. The rest died in clashes with Israeli military forces.
- SARA NETANYAHU IN COURT: I AM VICTIM OF PLOT TO TOPPLE THE
- Prime ministers wife says former employees have been
paid to testify in abuse lawsuit by people trying to overthrow
- October 29, 2015 - By Raoul Wootliff - Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahus wife, Sara Netanyahu, claimed in court Thursday
that one-time employees had been paid to testify against her
in an alleged abuse case brought by former workers at the Prime
- Telling the Jerusalem District Labor Court that the case
was an attempt to defame her husband, Mrs. Netanyahu
hinted at a wide-ranging conspiracy to bring down the prime minister.
The people who are trying to overthrow my husband are behind
this, she said, telling the court that she was being targeted
because she was an easy target.
- Its easier for them to attack me. I have become the
punching bag for the entire media, she said. If I
wasnt the prime ministers wife, there would be no
cases against me at all.
- Mrs. Netanyahu, who has previously been accused of abusing
staff, rejected the claims she mistreated employees working under
her, saying she had excellent relations with all
staff members at the official residence.
- IQ 93 INVADERS WILL WRECK GERMANY [JEWESS ANGELA MERKEL]
October 27, 2015 - Non-white invaders tested at Chemnitz University
in Germany have average IQs of around 93 and this is going to
cause "cognitive errors" with enormous consequences
for the rest of society, one of that country's leading psychology
professors has warned . . . the mass importation of low IQ non-white
immigrants is going to lead to the destruction of Germany . .
. An average IQ of 93 puts these "university qualified"
non-white invaders a full ten points below the average non-university
qualified German native IQ. Full story: http://newobserveronline.com/iq-93-invaders-will-wreck-germany/
- Comment: The extent to which non-white invasion has overtaken
Germany is reflected in the fact that over half of that country's
lawmakers 'previously all enthusiastic supporters of [Jewess]
Angela Merkel' now oppose her "open doors" policy and
are on the brink of a revolt, a new article in Der Spiegel magazine
has admitted . . . (newobserveronline.com). http://newobserveronline.com/50-of-german-lawmakers-now-oppose-invasion/
- British, French, and US military interventions in the Middle
East, combined with the European Union's "asylum" program,
are the two direct causes of the Islamic State's (IS) newly-revealed
plans to infiltrate terrorists disguised as "asylum seekers"
into Europe. The IS plans, disclosed after the UK-based Quilliam
Foundation, a government-funded organization which claims to
be made up of "moderate" Muslims, translated a recruiting
document published online by a prominent IS-linked propagandist
. . . like all of the nations where America, Britain, France
and other western nations have intervened on behalf of Israel
in the Muslim world, the chaos left behind in Libya after the
western-engineered fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, has allowed
the radical Islamist group to gain support (newobserveronline.com).
NEW ZEALAND CIRCULATES UN DRAFT RESOLUTION FOR A NEW PEACE EFFORT
- Proposal includes settlement freeze, would require Palestinians
to drop ICC bid; Israeli envoy condemns destructive
- October 30, 2015 - By AP and Times of Israel staff - UNITED
NATIONS A proposed UN resolution aimed at setting the
stage for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations is almost
certain to raise objections from both sides with its calls for
a halt to Israeli settlement construction and Palestinian action
at the International Criminal Court.
- The draft resolution, obtained Thursday by The Associated
Press, notes with alarm the escalating cycle of violence
between Israel and the Palestinians. It declares that a two-state
solution, achieved through direct negotiations, is the only path
New Zealands Foreign Minister Murray McCully, whose country
is serving a two-year term on the Security Council, told a council
meeting last week that recent events cry out for action.
- The current wave of violence began in mid-September in Jerusalem
amid tensions over a sensitive holy site and quickly spread deeper
into Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Eleven Israelis
have been killed, many of them stabbed to death by Palestinian
terrorists, and 58 Palestinians, many of them attackers, have
- IRAN TO SEND 'FLEET OF WARSHIPS' TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
- Tehrans navy chief says vessels will soon berth
at Atlantic ports
- October 29, 2015 - By Times of Israel by staff - ran intends
to dispatch a fleet of warships to the Atlantic Ocean
shortly, the semi-state Fars news agency reported Thursday, quoting
the regimes navy chief.
- Our warships will soon berth at ports in the Atlantic
Ocean, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari promised
at a ceremony on Wednesday marking the return to port of Iranian
warships that Fars said had taken part in joint drills with the
Sayyari said the Iranian vessels had been in the Caspian Sea
and at the Russian port of Astrakhan. The presence of Iranian
warships in international ports shows the Iranian Navys
prowess, Fars quoted him saying.
- Sayyari made a similar pledge to deploy warships in the Atlantic
in early 2014. At the time, Iran promised to send its fleet close
to American maritime borders as a counter to the US navys
presence in the Gulf. But in April, the navy chief said the move
had been canceled due to a change in schedule.
- An Iranian warship in the Strait of Hormuz (illustrative
photo: Alex Hicks, Wikimedia Commons)
Illustrative photo of an Iranian warship (Alex Hicks, Wikimedia
- The US-Iran relationship remains tense and friction-filled,
despite the US-led world powers deal with Iran, sealed
in July, on curbing its nuclear program.
- Irans supreme leader Ali Khamenei has repeatedly rejected
any future talks on other issues, and ruled out normalization
with the United States. http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-to-send-fleet-of-warships-to-the-atlantic-ocean/
- JEWISH SAGE PROPHESIES OF RUSSIAN TURKISH WAR
- DANGEROUS NARRATIVES - REPLACING THE JEWISH MESSIAH OF THE
BIBLE WITH A PALESTINIAN MARTYR
October 26, 2015 - By Tom Olago - Jeremiah Wright, who led Trinity
United Church of Christ in Chicago from 1972 to 2008 and served
as served as Obamas pastor for 20 years, is back at the
center of controversy.
Wright was one of several speakers at a rally in Washington,
DC that included notorious Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan,
well known for his anti-Semitic stance.
Wright stoked controversy with his statement that Jesus
was a Palestinian, alluding to Israel as an apartheid state
and comparing the youth in Ferguson and the youth in Palestine.
Is there any theological justification for the Jesus was
a Palestinian bandwagon? James Showers, Executive Director
for Friends of Israel stated describes this view as "Christian
Palestinianism, a form of liberation theology that emphasizes
Jesus humanity and portrays Him as the great liberator
of the poor and oppressed of this world. It replaces the Jewish
Messiah of the Bible with a Palestinian martyr.
This view isnt new either. One of its earliest proponents
was Naim Ateek, a Palestinian Anglican serving as canon of St.
Georges Cathedral in Jerusalem. In 2008 he reportedly wrote:
Palestinian liberation theology focuses on the humanity
of Jesus of Nazareth, who was also a Palestinian living under
Also attributed to Ateek is a 2001 Easter message in which he
states that Jesus is the powerless Palestinian humiliated
at a checkpoint. . . . It seems to many of us that Jesus is on
the cross again with thousands of crucified Palestinians around
him... Palestinian men, women, and children are being crucified.
Palestine has become one huge Golgotha. The Israeli government
crucifixion system is operating daily. Palestine has become the
place of the skull.
The following summarized rebuttals to the Jesus was a Palestinian
viewpoint were extracted from Showers list of 10
Errors of Christian Palestinianism:
1. It blames Israel for much of the conflict between Israel and
the Arabs living in Israel and not only dismisses Islamic terrorists,
but aligns with them in opposition to Israel.
2. It attacks Israeli sovereignty but ignores the fact that Israel
came to control the land because of Arab wars that sought to
eliminate Israel. Its leaders fail to admit
Arabs must recognize Israel as a nation and promise to live peaceably
3. It ignores the Biblical names for Israel. In the Bible, the
West Bank is called Samaria and Judea. The Biblical name for
the entire land is Israel, not Palestine - http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2015/October26/263.html
- PALESTINIANS TO RENEW UN BID FOR ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE
- Saeb Erekat says the PLO will resubmit resolution calling
for Israel to leave occupied Palestine and demanding
inquiry into current violence
- October 26, 2015 - By Raoul Wootliff - Palestinian Authority
President Mahmoud Abbas holds a press conference with United
Nations chief Ban Ki-moon following a meeting at the Muqata presidential
compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 21, 2015.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat announced Sunday that
the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Arab League are
preparing a new UN Security Council resolution calling for Israeli
withdrawal from occupied Palestine.
Speaking at a press conference in Cairo after meeting with Arab
League representatives, Erekat said the motion would also include
a request to establish an international commission of inquiry
into recent violence.
Erekat said the proposal would ask the Security Council for international
protection in light of repetitive Israeli aggressive practices.
A senior Palestinian official told the Haaretz newspaper that
the security situation would help the bid for an Israeli withdrawal.
The leadership is aware that the main issue is the occupation
and its repercussions, and will try to use the recent events
to present clear demands to the UN and international community,
The resolution will renew a 2014 Palestinian bid calling for
Israel withdrawals. In December 2014 the Security Council rejected
a Palestinian resolution setting a 12-month deadline for negotiations
on a final peace deal and an imposed full Israeli withdrawal
from the West Bank and East Jerusalem by the end of 2017.
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