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US Congress: Relocate Our Embassy to Jerusalem?

Members of the US Congress have proposed legislation for the United States to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Members of the US Congress have submitted legislation calling upon the United States to move her embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The bill, titled HR 2846: Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel Act, which is sponsored by Trent Franks (AZ-08), Brad Sherman (CA-30), Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Gene Green (TX-29), and Juan Vargas (CA-51), is now being circulated among members of Congress. Earlier in the year, members of the House and Senate proposed a similar bill.

“The United States was the first nation to recognize Israel’s sovereignty, a mere 11 minutes after the new state was formed in 1948. Today, 65 years later, Israel remains a uniquely precious ally. Just as the United States has assisted the Jewish people in restoring their ancient state, it is only fitting that we lead the way in recognizing Jerusalem for what it is: the undivided, eternal capital of Israel,” said Congressman Tent Franks.

The text of HR 2846 recognizes that Jerusalem has been the undivided capital of the Jewish people for the last 3,000 years. It claims that Jews have had an uninterrupted presence in the city since antiquity and have constituted a majority of the city’s residents since 1840. The bill cites that in “1990, Congress unanimously adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 106, which declares that Congress ‘strongly believes that Jerusalem must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic religious group are protected.’”

HR 2846 also states that “The United States maintains its embassy in the functioning capital in every country except in the State of Israel.” The bill also recognizes that the government of Israel has met all of the standards for establishing a capital city according to the international law set forth by the 1907 Hague Regulations stating “Israel has far exceeded the 1907 Hague Regulation as directed by international law. Israel has taken all measures to restore and ensure public order and safety in Jerusalem. Jerusalem has been far safer and more protected under Israel’s administration than under any previous authorities.”

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“It is long overdue for the US government to relocate our embassy to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem,” said Congressman Brad Sherman. According to Congressman Doug Lamborn, “For historical, biblical and moral reasons, we are committed to the unity of Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital with no waivers and no caveats. Our unflinching support is especially crucial at this critical hour of turbulence throughout the region.”

U.S. CITIZENS! Please contact your congressional representative and tell them you support HR 2846 the “Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel Act”!

Click here to find your representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

The Islamic Winter Blows into Jerusalem

One of the biggest complaints of the Syrian regime against the involvement of Qatar in Syria during the past two years is that the Emir of Qatar has been utilizing all of his wealth in fighting the wrong enemy: instead of fighting Israel, which is the true problem of Arabs and Muslims, the Emir of Qatar uses his strength and wealth in a fight against the “resistance” regimes, mainly Syria and Libya, who take a strong stand against Israel and Zionism.

Qatar does not usually respond to accusations of this sort, because everyone knows that Israel has always been used to hide the real problems of the Arab and Muslim world, which center around corrupt, rotten, cruel and illegitimate regimes.

However, the Syrian propaganda has ultimately succeeded. Last Tuesday [March 26], while the Jewish people celebrated the first day of the holiday of Freedom, the Arab League summit met in Doha, the capital of Qatar and took two important decisions: one was to arm the Syrian opposition, which also includes – as everyone knows – some al-Qaeda style jihadi groups, such as ” Jabhat al-Nusrah”, to oust Bashar Asad and his regime from the institutions of the League and to make the Syrian opposition the official representation of Syria in these institutions. And indeed, behind the sign for “the Syrian Arab Republic” in the summit conference, sat Muath al-Khatib, head of the coalition of Syrian opposition organizations.

The second decision was to establish a fund of a billion dollars in order to strengthen the Arab and Muslim character of Jerusalem, and to add a sense of validity and resolve to this decision, Qatar announced that it is donating a half billion dollars to the fund. According to the decision, the fund will serve to finance projects and plans to strengthen the steadfastness of the residents of Jerusalem and to strengthen the Palestinian economy so that it will be able to free itself from dependence on the Israeli economy. “The Islamic Development Bank” was appointed to manage the fund. in parallel, the summit conference decided to form a delegation of ministers headed by the prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, and it will include members from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Egypt and Morocco as well as the secretary-general of the League. The function of this delegation will be to pressure the American government in the Palestinian matter in general and the issue of Jerusalem in particular.

The question at the moment is whether to relate seriously to Qatar’s intentions, especially in light of the fact that in about one more month we will mark forty six years of the unification of Jerusalem. This number is important, because in another four years the Islamic world will mark fifty years of the loss of Jerusalem and its return to the Jewish bosom, and an era of fifty years has a symbolic significance of permanence and perpetuity. Our assumption must be that Qatar relates to the matter of Jerusalem with total seriousness, for several reasons:

1. Islamic rule in East Jerusalem, and especially in the area of the Temple Mount, implies, according to Islam, the abolition of Judaism, and is supposed to prove the Islamic notion that Islam has come into the world in order to replace Judaism and Christianity. Muslims cannot tolerate Jewish rule on the Temple Mount because from their point of view it means that Judaism has again become a relevant religion after Islam had superseded it when Islam arrived in the world in the seventh century CE.

2. More than anything else, Jewish rule on the Temple Mount symbolizes the Israeli victories over the Arab world in the wars since 1948. This is an insult to the Arab honor and Islamic pride.

3. There is not and cannot be another interpretation in this matter: the Jews can live as “dhimmis” (a protected people) of Islam as long as they accept upon themselves the limits that the Muslim regime places upon them, and in no way can they be permitted to live as sovereign and ruling masters on the land and in the places that Islam has consecrated for itself such as the Temple Mount, which, since the end of the seventh century, has been called “the al-Aqsa Mosque”.

4. Since the “Arab Spring” – which Qatar funded and promoted in many ways – is seen as a blood bath whose victims are Arabs and Muslims, Qatar must atone for its sins by using some of its resources against the ultimate historical rival, which is Judaism, and specifically, Israel.

5. The fact that the president of the United States takes a conciliatory approach toward the Palestinians and their Arab brothers, means that there is a significant chance that the present administration will be sympathetic to the Palestinian, Arab and Islamic demands regarding Jerusalem.

6. Within the Arab and Muslim world there is an almost unanimous consensus that sees Jerusalem as Islamic property. This consensus allows Qatar to lead in a matter that almost everyone agrees upon, for a change.

7. The battle for Jerusalem is almost the only thing that all of the Palestinian streams agree on, and therefore it can be used as the basis for reunification of Fatah and Hamas.

8. In Israel there are more than a few “bleeding hearts” who think that giving up Jerusalem will appease the Arabs and Muslims and after that, they will let Israel live in peace. They call for “compromise”, meaning that Israel should give up East Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount, and Qatar can depend on them too in the struggle against Israel in this matter.

What Can We Expect?

A billion dollars is a large amount, very large, and Qatar can do many things with it in Jerusalem, all of which are allowed according to Israeli law: purchasing buildings and lots from Jews and Christians at an exorbitant price; acting to prevent Jews and Christians from purchasing buildings and lots; establishing civil social organizations and Islamic and general “charity” institutions together with Jews and Christians who particcipate, whether from naivete or malice; Supporting “maintenance” activities by the Wakf in the Temple Mount; support of activities for adults and youth in the Temple Mount organized by the northern and southern Islamic movements in Israel; issuing grants to the Arab residents of Jerusalem for building, both with a permit and without one; issuing grants to Arab residents of Jerusalem for buildings that have been destroyed by the state or by the city; funding organizations that act to prevent the destruction of buildings; increasing the media coverage of al-Jazeera – the jihadi channel of Qatar – in Jerusalem, in order to renew awareness of “the occupation” after the events of the “Arab Spring” displaced it from the center of the world’s attention; funding suits of individuals for restitution of property from individuals, the city and the Israel Land Authority; funding of suits to delay and cancel the city’s development plans; international activities for increasing awareness of the Israeli “occupation” in Jerusalem; funding for convening international conferences on the subject of “the Judaization of Jerusalem”; activities against Israeli publications abroad that show Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; funding for appeals to international organizations and tribunals against the steps that Israel takes in Jerusalem; funding of the Arabic educational system in Jerusalem in order to prevent Israeli Ministry of Education from setting foot in it; funding for establishment and development of infrastructures (water, sewage, electricity, communications, roads, sidewalks and parks) in East Jerusalem; funding for the establishment of mosques in East Jerusalem; funding for Israeli NGOs such as “Ir Amim” and similar ones via the New Israel Fund or American funds such as the Ford Foundation; funding of Israeli politicians who support the division of Jerusalem; funding of international “understand the reality” delegations in Jerusalem; funding for “roots” journeys for people from the United States and Europe to Jerusalem; funding for books and publications about the Islamic past and the “dismal present” of Jerusalem; support for consolidation of Muslim foreign workers – and especially from Eritrea – in Jerusalem; funding an organization for demonstrations in Jerusalem in order to highlight its problems in the news media; covert funding of martyrs’ families who have sacrificed themselves and those who will sacrifice themselves in terror attacks in Jerusalem.

These are only a few of the activities that Qatar will be able to fund, either openly or indirectly. Some of these activities are happening already!!! It’s important to note that Qatar is capable of streaming money into Israel by way of funds, companies and organizations that act legally in Europe or the United States, and it is extremely difficult in a democratic country like Israel to put a stop to the flow of these monies and to stop the activity that is funded by them.

It could be that the Israeli legislature will have to use the Basic Law on Jerusalem in order to widen the authorities of the state in a way that will be able to cope effectively with the threats of Qatar to bring an “Islamic winter” to Jerusalem that it has been supporting since December of 2010. Democracy does not have to allow jihad to be waged against it, even if this jihad uses means that appear to be legal. This is called “defensive democracy”, and a democratic state that refrains from defending itself is a “suicidal democracy”…

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Europe: How dare Jews build in Jerusalem!

The European Union has released a report that labels the very presence of Jews on the eastern side of Jerusalem as “provocative.” According to the Europeans, the building of Jewish homes in these areas is the single greatest threat to peace in the region.

Titled “Jerusalem Report 2012,” the survey asserts that the construction of homes for Jews on the eastern side of Jerusalem is a “systematic, deliberate and provocative” effort to make it “impossible for Jerusalem to become the capital of two states.”

It should be noted that the report is not referring to small, isolated settlements, but rather to large Jewish neighborhoods like French Hill, Pisgat Zeev and Gilo (for those familiar with the city).

For Israelis, the whole thing is just absurd. That the return of an ancient people to the areas that made up their ancient heartland should pose a threat to peace simply doesn’t make sense. Not to mention the fact that Jews have continuously lived in these areas, and especially in Jerusalem, non-stop for some 3,000 years. What the world doesn’t like is that the Jews now exercise control in this Land.

As Alan Baker, an Israeli expert in international law, told Israel Today, the Jews are an indigenous people in this land. If the international community cannot accept this fact, then there is no basis for even starting peace talks. (To read all of Baker’s comments, SUBSCRIBE NOW)


JERUSALEM-ON-THE-LINE

News Update December 19th 2012

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“You have not handed me over to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.” Ps 31:8

2,610 HOUSING UNITS APPROVED FOR JERUSALEM SUBURB: More than 2,000 additional housing units have been approved for a Jerusalem suburb, in a move sure to set off another firestorm of protest in the international community. The Interior Ministry’s planning committee gave its approval Wednesday for a project to build 2,610 new homes in a suburb of Jerusalem located in an area restored to the city during the 1967 Six Day-War. As with all of Judea and Samaria, any part of Jerusalem seized by Jordan during the 1948 War of Independence and held until 1967 is claimed by the Palestinian Authority for its hoped-for state. In particular, the PA has claimed the parts of Jerusalem that were occupied by Jordan to be used for a capital of that state. The international community and leftist organizations support the claim. But Israel’s decision to allow more construction in its capital city is about the needs of its citizens, and not about the Palestinian Authority, asserted Housing Minister Ariel Attias on Wednesday. Construction in Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, is the norm, he continued. “Who didn’t build in Jerusalem from the late PM Yitzchak Rabin to former PM Ehud Barak? All we want is to promote building for people so that they will have a roof over their heads,” he said. US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland on Tuesday slammed the Netanyahu government’s decision to approve long-needed housing projects in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. On Tuesday the Housing Ministry announced plans to issue tenders next week for construction of 3,000 new homes in the cities of Karnei Shomron, Efrat and Givat Ze’ev. All three are located in areas with a large Israeli presence that would remain with the Jewish State regardless of any outcome in final status negotiations with the PA. “We are deeply disappointed that Israel insists on continuing this pattern of provocative action,” said Nuland. “These repeated announcements and plans of new construction run counter to the cause of peace.” (Arutz-7) Once again, absolutely no mention is made of the recent successful move by the Palestinian Authority to establish illegitimate, Observer State status at the UN. This crafty strategy on the part of PA leader Mahmoud Abbas, supported by all but a handful of UN nations, broke the 1993 Oslo Accord agreements signed by both PA representatives and Israel that any statehood status for the Palestinians would be reached through negotiations between the two entities. How can it be no international outcry has gone up against the Palestinian Authority for its obdurate refusal to display the slightest concessions towards advancing peace with Israel during the past years of fruitless talks, for its outrageous demands of the Jewish state towards that end at every juncture, or for its latest UN move that has been as “provocative,” in the language of Nuland, as “counter to the cause of peace,” as any expansion of legitimate, decades old, Jewish communities on the part of Israel?

ISRAEL: CONSTRUCTION IN JERUSALEM NOT NEGOTIABLE: Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin issued a message to heads of parliaments around the world on Tuesday insisting Israel’s decision to build in Jerusalem was not negotiable. “Israel refuses to accept the fact that mere weeks after rockets were fired from Gaza into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, there are still those who see Israel’s decision to hold on to strategic territory surrounding Jerusalem, and to build within its capital, as the biggest obstacle standing in the way of peace. There is a sense that nations in Europe are more interested in establishing a Palestinian state than in ensuring the safety and existence of the Jewish state,” he added. “For many Israelis it was unbearable to hear Hamas leaders calling for war and for wiping out the Jewish state on one side, and the world condemning Israel for taking steps to protect its security and existence on the other side. Israel will not relinquish control over strategic territories necessary to maintain its security, including the area known as E1, under any future diplomatic arrangement.” (Israel Today)

IS JOHN KERRY GOOD FOR ISRAEL? The likely nomination of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry as US Secretary of State is causing concern in Israel. Kerry has visited Israel several times, but his stance on Israeli policy - particularly that of PM Benjamin Netanyahu - is ambivalent. Kerry is a staunch critic of Israel’s settlement policy. In 2009 he embarrassed PM Netanyahu when he came out against Israeli settlement construction during the latter’s visit in Washington. Israeli officials saw the move as an ambush meant to embarrass Netanyahu on his first visit to the US after the 2008 elections. Kerry also lead efforts to tighten relations between Washington and Syria’s Bashar Assad and has been accused of engaging Hamas in a dialogue. “He is not considered the standard bearer for Israel at the Senate,” a state official said. “His positions on the Palestinian issue are clear and he is fiercely critical of the settlements. If he wants to leave a mark and influence the peace process, he will increase pressure on Israel,” a Foreign Ministry official estimated. (Ynet)

UN SENDING CHEMICAL WEAPONS KITS TO TROOPS IN GOLAN: The United Nations is sending chemical weapons kits to UN troops in the Golan Heights because of growing fears over Syria’s deadly non-conventional arsenal, officials said Monday. UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous briefed the UN Security Council on efforts to bolster the safety of the UN force, which monitors a ceasefire zone between Syria and Israel, after five troops were injured in attacks. “We have taken measures to enhance security, he said. “We are sending kits for personnel not equipped on a national basis to protect them from chemical attack, if that were to happen.” Additional armored cars have also been dispatched to the UN Observer Force which has been monitoring a ceasefire between Israel and Syria since 1974. (Arutz-7) Pray for the protection of all peoples endangered by the use of chemical weapons and that such arsenals of horror will be utterly eliminated in the region.

NETANYAHU MEETS WITH US SENATOR TO DISCUSS SYRIA: PM Netanyahu met with US Senator-elect Ted Cruz on Monday. The Prime Minister touched on key issues presently threatening the region. He said America and the Jewish state face common dangers and that one of the dangers is the unfolding events in Syria. “We’re monitoring very closely the possibility of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Israel and the US have close consultations about the dangers of these regimes receiving such weapons and that these weapons can even go from there to terrorist groups. This is a threat to Israel, a threat to America, and a threat to others in this region. We treat it accordingly.” Cruz thanked Israel for its leadership in “a very dangerous region of the world,” also for leadership “protecting the security of the nation and ultimately of the United States.” (INN)

FIRST WE TAKE DAMASCUS, THEN TEL AVIV: The leader of the radical Salafist movement in Jordan, whose organization actively supports the Syrian rebels’ efforts to topple President Bashar Assad’s regime this week warned that once the Damascus opposition achieves its primary goal, it will set its sights on Israel. Abed Shihadeh, the group’s leader said, “We tell Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister to get ready. The army of the Prophet Mohammad is coming your way.” Shihadeh added: “Those carrying explosives in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan will find you. The next fight is between us and you.” The jihadist leader pledged to take over Damascus and then head to Tel Aviv. “As far as we are concerned, Palestine stretches from river to sea, from Rafah to a-Nakura. We will not rest until Palestine is liberated.” (Ynet) A cheerless but important point to remember is anti-Assad leaders have made it clear that in the event of their successful takeover in Syria nothing will change regarding national hatred of the Jewish state. They will continue to deem Israel as their number one enemy. Pray for sound, responsible leadership to emerge from Syria’s chaotic upheaval.  Pray Western nations will be careful to examine the intentions, goals and roots of hatred towards Israel and the West before pouring financial and military support into rebel forces.

IRAN REMAINS DEFIANT ON NUCLEAR ENRICHMENT: Iran will not stop higher-grade enrichment of uranium in response to external demands, Tehran’s top nuclear official said Tuesday, signaling Iran’s ongoing stance of non-cooperation ahead of planned new talks with world powers. Western nations want Iran to halt enrichment of uranium to a fissile concentration of 20% as it represents a significant step closer to the level that would be required to make nuclear bombs. Iran says it needs uranium refined to 20% to run its medical research reactor in Tehran. Western diplomats say Iran already has made sufficient amounts to fuel its Tehran Research Reactor for several years. The EU quickly responded to the comments, saying Iran must come to grips with increasing international disquiet over the ultimate purpose of its uranium enrichment program to resolve the protracted dispute. (Reuters) How many dozens of times has the Islamic Republic made its policy of non-co-operation regarding nuclear enrichment known to concerned nations? What possible - even slight - indication has unfolded that could influence world leaders to believe otherwise? Meanwhile Iran speeds forward towards the capacity to develop a nuclear bomb.

IRAN: ZERO POSSIBILITY WE’LL BE ATTACKED: Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Ramin Mehmanparast, said Monday there is “zero possibility” for a military attack on Iran, as the country is currently in the best shape to defend itself. “Military operations are carried out against a country when minor losses would be encountered by the attacking side. When the targeted nation is prepared, the other side will suffer considerable losses,” Mehmanparast surmised. He added that Iran having defense equipment and power does not mean it intends to wage war on any country, but the more powerful Iran is, the more secure it will be. (INN) Iranian leaders have repeatedly made known their disdain for Israel. They are notorious for publicly summoning the destruction of the Jewish state. Israel’s political, military and intelligence chiefs take the threat seriously and believe a nuclear empowered Iran equals war against Israel. Pray for wisdom and strategy on Israel’s part to deal with what it considers to be the Jewish state’s number one threat.

DEAD SEA SCROLLS ONLINE LIBRARY LAUNCHED: Israel’s Antiquities Authority in a joint venture with Google, has launched the Leon Levy Online Library, a free online digitized virtual library featuring the Dead Sea Scrolls. The launch comes some 11 years after the completion of the publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls, initiated by the IAA, and 65 years after the first scrolls were unearthed in the Caves of Qumran. (Ynet)

(Source: jnnnews.com)

Israel Today:

Hamas again fires missiles at Jerusalem

Hamas again fires missiles at Jerusalem

Hamas terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired two missiles at Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon. Air raid sirens sounded throughout the capital as local residents rushed for bomb shelters.

Early reports were that both missiles landed south of Jerusalem, near two villages on the outskirts of Bethlehem. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

The air raid sirens were not a complete surprise to Jerusalemites this time around. The city had already been targeted by a missile from Gaza on Friday.

Israel responded to the attack on Jerusalem and a heavy barrage of missiles on southern Israel by launching a fresh wave of aerial strikes and artillery fire against terrorist targets in Gaza.

The attack on Jerusalem came as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was meeting in the capital with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Ban is in Israel to try to push through a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas. That is likely to prove easier said than done.

Having convinced the population of Gaza that it is winning the war, Hamas was the first to put forward ceasefire terms, which looked more like surrender terms for Israel. Hamas demanded that Israel halt all current and future missions to eliminate Hamas leaders, lift the limited blockade of Gaza, and open the borders between Gaza and Israel proper.

Naturally, Israel rejected those terms, and responded with its own: Hamas stops the rocket fire, and the war ends. Following a meeting with Germany’s visiting foreign minister, Netanyahu said Israel “is seeking a diplomatic solution,” but will continue to prepare for a ground invasion should Hamas remain intransigent.

Hamas and its allied terror groups refused to stop firing first.

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Druze village invites battered Israelis to visit

Druze village invites battered Israelis to visit

The Druze village of Beit Jan in northern Israel has put out an invitation for the rocket-battered residents of southern Israel to come enjoy some warm food and warmer hospitality.

Speaking on Israel’s Channel 2 News, Israeli lawmaker Ayoub Kara, who is a Druze member of the ruling Likud Party, said the residents of southern Israel should come north and enjoy some respite from the incessant Hamas rocket attacks.

Many Israeli organizations, places of entertainment, restaurants, hotels and private families across the country have been inviting the residents of southern Israel to ride out the war in safer areas.

But it is especially significant when non-Jewish Israelis reach out in such a warm way to their Jewish countrymen. Arab antagonists and their allies in the world media would like everyone to believe that the Jews of Israel oppress the non-Jewish population, and that the two sides don’t get along.

Kara went on to reiterate the position of many Arab leaders in Israel: that the IDF needs to launch a ground invasion of Gaza and crush the Hamas threat. It would only invite future violence for Israel to appear weak, noted Kara.

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Watch: Why most Palestinians really support Hamas

Watch: Why most Palestinians really support Hamas

As the Gaza war rages, international media has made a point of reporting that most Palestinians in Gaza continue to support Hamas, despite the fact that the terror group and its allies sparked the current conflict.

The picture painted by most media is that Palestinians may not be 100 percent happy with Hamas rule, but Israel’s purportedly indiscriminate bombing of Gaza continues to drive most Arabs into the terror group’s arms.

Last year a Palestinian Arab Christian created a YouTube video that clearly shows the real reason most Palestinians in Gaza support Hamas: Fear. Fear and indoctrination.

Those Palestinians old enough to think for themselves are too afraid to not support Hamas. And those too young to take their own stand are quickly taught that there is no way but the Hamas way.

Watch the shocking truth:

CLICK HERE.

It is also quite telling to realize that all this and more took place without condemnation from the Arab world, without aid missions by foreign humanitarian organizations, and without emergency UN Security Council meetings.

Hamas terrorizes the people of Gaza regularly, and no one cares. Israel returns fire on Hamas terrorists hiding behind those same civilians, and suddenly the world is enraged. Folks, anti-Semitism has taken many guises in these days, and this is one of them.

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Israel’s ‘miracle healer’ says he thwarted Gaza rockets

Israel's 'miracle healer' says he thwarted Gaza rockets

Oren Zarif, an Israeli “miracle healer” who claims to have psychic powers, told Israel’s Ynet news portal this week that he has done as much, if not more, than the Iron Dome anti-missile system to thwart Hamas missiles coming from Gaza.

Addressing the rocket-battered residents of southern Israel, Zarif said, “You have nothing to worry about. In another day or two it will all be over. Oren Zarif is returning to your area to influence the situation.”

Zarif said he gives full credit to the Israeli army for doing a great job, but insists that Israel owes him just as much thanks.

"I see all these politicians thanking this and thanking that, but giving no credit to Oren Zarif," said the controversial figure, as his interviewer chuckled quietly next to him. "You need to understand, when you see missiles falling harmlessly into open area, this is happening because Oren Zarif is operating in unconventional ways."

Getting biblical for a second, Zarif noted that all those who come against Israel end up losing. “The people of Israel are a chosen people,” he said. “The people of Israel have a spiritual and mystic connection to God, who loves and protects them.”

Beyond downing missiles, Zarif said he has created a complete psychokinetic warfare program that also includes telepathically informing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on how and where to fight the enemy.

When asked by his amused hosts why he doesn’t telepathically influence the leader of Hamas, Oren said it is much more difficult because he “only speaks Arabic.”

All joking aside, Zarif’s popularity with many Israelis is yet further evidence of the spiritual hunger so many feel.

 

Preservation of Jerusalem’s Old City Walls Completed

IAA work at the Lions Gate
IAA work at the Lions Gate
Eran Hemo, IAA

One of the most important projects in Jerusalem, the conservation and rehabilitation of the Old City walls and gates, is complete.

In a statement released Monday, Israel’s Antiquities Authority said the work of preserving and stabilizing the Lions Gate in the Old city’s eastern wall has never been completed.

The impressive gate is the last of the seven open gates of the city wall that were meticulously and professionally treated in recent years by the Conservation Department of the IAA.

Funding was provided by the Jerusalem Development Authority and the Prime Minister’s Office.

The project, which lasted five years, focused on walls that had been built and last renovated in the mid-16th century CE by the Ottoman sultan Suleiman I.

Is this why Democratic Party platform no longer acknowledges Jerusalem as Capital of Israel?

The 2012 Democratic Party platform is on full display this week and one of the most glaring omissions is verbiage that identifies Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Could the increase in the number of Muslim delegates at the Democratic National Convention have anything to do with it?

Via Newsmax:

A record number of Muslim delegates are attending this year’s Democratic National Convention, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

An estimated 100 Muslim delegates from 20 different states are in Charlotte, the group said in a press release, which pointed out that only a “handful” of delegates attended the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, “during which the RNC adopted a platform plank targeting the religious practices of Muslims,” the group’s press release said.

There were 43 Muslim and Arab-American delegates at the DNC in 2008 and 25 in 2004, according to CAIR.

Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), himself a Democrat, could not explain to Charlie Rose and Nora O’Donnell why the language was removed from the platform. While feigning ignorance about the motive, Schumer also waded into his pool of denial and insisted that the Democratic Party supports Jerusalem being Israel’s capital.

Via the Weekly Standard:

Senator Dick Durbin got very defensive when Bret Baier asked him why the Democratic Party platform no longer identifies Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Interestingly, there was a time when both Schumer and Durbin were quite critical of CAIR.

Oh, how times have changed.

A better example of creeping sharia one would be hard-pressed to find.

Shalom Jerusalem!

This AMAZING video starring Jerusalem is a definite must-see! You will hear from people all around the globe about their love of the undivided capital city of Israel.

Be inspired by all the types of people who have come together to express their support of the united city of Jerusalem!

(Source: unitedwithisrael.org)

Searching For Israel’s Capital

In April, the Guardian Newspaper — one of the UK’s most influential newspapers — declared that Tel Aviv is Israel’s Capital. Very political, but not very smart…

Tel Aviv is an Amazing city. Anyone who visits will find cutting edge high-tech, beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, rich culture, and a diverse mix of people.

But is Tel Aviv Israel’s capital?

We tried to find out.

Tel Aviv has a lot to be proud of. But is not the seat of Israel’s government.

It is not the location for:

The Prime Minister’s office
The Israeli Legislature (Knesset)
The Israeli Supreme Court
The National Bank of Israel

These institutions can be found in Jerusalem, Israel’s real capital.

Don’t let the Guardian and other media try to tell you that it isn’t.

Tired of seeing Israel getting slammed in the media?

Source: Honest Reporting

(Source: unitedwithisrael.org)

Today's Headlines from Israel

The price for a loaf of bread under government supervision will rise 6.5 percent on Monday night, following an order from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor. The Ministry says there’s no choice because of the rise in production costs and the sharp hike in the global price of wheat. Bakers say they’re having trouble meeting their costs and want the price to be hiked even more. Large supermarket chains say they’ll absorb the price rise and won’t pass it on to their customers until after the holidays.

A US Government official says that a unilateral decision by Israel to attack Iran will not necessary draw the United States into the fray. The statement may serve as a warning for Israel not to depend on the United States.

According to best estimates, one in 3 Israelis don’t have access to a bomb shelter or fortified room in the event of an attack. While some municipalities are using the shelters for youth or senior club houses, other shelters are permanently locked, have crumbling walls, improperly fitted doors or are otherwise unfit to be used. The Israel Postal Service, who is responsible for the distribution of gas masks, says that only 55 percent of the population has their masks. With the post of Minister of Home Front Command left vacant by Matan Vilnai, the leading candidate for the job is retired IDF General turned politician Uzi Dayan who will have his job cut out for him.

Prolific Israeli author Amos oz and a small group of other artists are demanding from Prime Minister Netanyahu that any decision by Israel to attack Iran be made by the entire government and not just the cabinet.

Two people were lightly injured when an apartment building in a religious neighborhood of Jerusalem crumbled during renovations. An investigation has been opened into whether there was negligence on the part of the builder.

And finally, legendary musician Danny Sanderson is getting ready for a summer concert. For the first time, Sanderson will share the stage with another legend Shalom Hanoch.

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