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« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2011, 04:32:28 am »

Yeah, I'm thinking this little speech is some kind of transition thing, like an intro to the next phase, whatever that is. It seems this speech about the "Arab Spring" is out of nowhere, yet they are presenting it as some kind of important speech.

It does look like they may be taking aim at Syria now that they got Egypt and Libya boiling.
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« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2011, 08:46:32 am »

Thank you for posting this, please keep updated throughout the day.
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« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2011, 12:03:28 pm »

Obama says Palestine must be based in 1967 borders



President Barack Obama is endorsing the Palestinians' demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, in a move that will likely infuriate Israel. Israel says the borders of a Palestinian state have to be determined through negotiations.

In a speech outlining U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa, Obama on Thursday sided with the Palestinians' opening position a day ahead of a visit to Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu is vehemently opposed to referring to the 1967 borders.

Until Thursday, the U.S. position had been that the Palestinian goal of a state based on the 1967 borders, with agreed land swaps, should be reconciled with Israel's desire for a secure Jewish state through negotiations.


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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2011, 12:23:36 pm »

From Obama's own mouth!

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So while the core issues of the conflict must be negotiated, the basis of those negotiations is clear: a viable Palestine, and a secure Israel. The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.


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« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2011, 01:52:02 pm »

Israeli leader rejects calls for withdrawal to 1967 lines ahead of major White House meeting

Israel's prime minister has rejected a key aspect of President Barack Obama's policy speech, saying that a return to his country's 1967 borders would spell disaster for the Jewish state.

In a statement released late Thursday, Benjamin Netanyahu called the 1967 lines "indefensible."

The tough stand could set the stage for a tense meeting Friday when Netanyahu goes to the White House.

In his speech, Obama said a future Palestinian state must be based in territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, with minor adjustments reached through negotiations.

Netanyahu said such a withdrawal would jeopardize Israel's security and leave major West Bank settlements outside Israeli borders.

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Right wing MKs: Obama is the new Arafat

Danon, Ben-Ari outraged by US president's call for creation of Palestinian state on '67 lines; Livni says plan in Israel's interests.

Knesset members on the Right expressed outrage on Thursday night at US President Barack Obama's call for the creation of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps in an exchange of territory for security.

They called upon Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to reject Obama's plan when he meets with him on Friday in Washington.

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=221383


Abbas calls emergency meeting over Obama address

PA president seeks urgent consultations with Arab leaders over address; Hamas spokesmen accuses Obama of "deception," favoritism to Israel.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday called an emergency meeting of the PA leadership to discuss US President Barack Obama’s speech on peace in the Middle East, a PA official in Ramallah said.

Abbas has also decided to hold urgent consultations with a number of Arab leaders on the speech, the official said.

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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2011, 03:19:16 pm »

Obama dumps on Israel

Reaction is pouring in from conservatives to President Obama's Middle East comments earlier today -- and they have little to say that's positive.

In his speech, Barack Obama referred to Israel's legitimate West Bank settlements as an "occupation" and called for a return to the 1967 borders -- which critics point out is effectively a call for a divided Jerusalem. The president also continued to press Israel to negotiate with Palestinian Authority and the "unity government" the PA has formed with Hamas.
 
His comments come a day before his scheduled visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is vehemently opposed to returning to the 1967 borders. In fact, in a statement released late Thursday, the Israeli leader called the 1967 lines "indefensible."
 
Mitt Romney, who has formed a presidential exploratory committee for 2012, issued the following statement: "President Obama has thrown Israel under the bus. He has disrespected Israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace." Romney, who sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, did not stop there. "He has also violated a first principle of American foreign policy, which is to stand firm by our friends."
 
The American Center for Law & Justice calls Obama's comments "extremely troubling [and] damaging."
 
"For decades, Israel has been our most important ally in the region," notes ACLJ chief counsel Jay Sekulow. "Sadly, with the president's remarks -- and decision to side with the Palestinian Authority -- it appears he no longer believes that is the case." And by endorsing the "unity government," says Sekulow, President Obama has "rewarded" the terrorist group Hamas, which calls for the elimination of the Jews.

ACLJ senior counsel David French adds: "It's astounding, really. Here you have, just weeks after the Palestinian Authority enters into a unity government with a known, designated terrorist organization, the president of the United States pulls an unprecedented move by calling on Israel to retreat to its 1967 borders -- borders that are virtually impossible to effectively defend -- and a move that really damages the security of our closest ally in the region."

French says he expects the Israeli leader will not compromise on his nation's security when he meets with Obama Friday at the White House, in what could prove to be a tense meeting.

Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, says Obama is clearly not a friend of Israel. "In his heart this man is so pro-Muslim that whatever the Islamic community wants, he's in favor of [it]. Whatever is in favor of Israel, he is going to oppose." She says it a sure thing that there is a war on the horizon. "It's going to be a Middle East war that's not going to be pretty. And its going to be this year or next year, it's a guarantee."


Markell is encouraging Christians to pray for Prime Minister Netanyahu as he prepares to meet with Obama Friday.

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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2011, 03:23:16 pm »

Well, it's made the front page of Yahoo, so something's going on.
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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2011, 03:29:33 pm »

Well, it's made the front page of Yahoo, so something's going on.

well just historically speaking, this is a huge development. Obama has just turned around nearly 70 years of policy.
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« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2011, 04:31:47 pm »

The '67 border policy change is big.
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« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2011, 05:47:11 pm »

Israel Expects Obama to Take Back ‘1967 Lines’ Demand

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was quick on the draw Thursday in voicing clear displeasure with President Barack Obama’s mideast policy speech.
“Israel appreciates President Obama’s commitment to peace,” the response began, curtly. “Israel believes that for peace to endure between Israelis and Palestinians, the viability of a Palestinian state cannot come at the expense of the viability of the one and only Jewish state.”
 
“That is why Prime Minister Netanyahu expects to hear a reaffirmation from President Obama of U.S. commitments made to Israel in 2004, which were overwhelmingly supported by both Houses of Congress.” 
 
“Among other things,” Netanyahu reminded Obama, “those commitments relate to Israel not having to withdraw to the 1967 lines which are both indefensible and which would leave major Israeli population centers in Judea and Samaria beyond those lines.”
 
“Those commitments also ensure Israel’s well-being as a Jewish state by making clear that Palestinian refugees will settle in a future Palestinian state rather than in Israel.”
 
“Without a solution to the Palestinian refugee problem outside the borders of Israel, no territorial concession will bring peace.”
“Equally, the Palestinians, and not just the United States, must recognize Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people, and any peace agreement with them must end all claims against Israel.”
 
“Prime Minister Netanyahu will make clear that the defense of Israel requires an Israeli military presence along the Jordan River.”
 
“Prime Minister Netanyahu will also express his disappointment over the Palestinian Authority’s decision to embrace Hamas, a terror organization committed to Israel’s destruction, as well as over Mahmoud Abbas’s recently expressed views which grossly distort history and make clear that Abbas seeks a Palestinian state in order to continue the conflict with Israel rather than end it.”

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« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2011, 06:02:43 pm »

Completely forgot that today is the day God returned Israel to the land. And Obama picked today to do this.  Shocked
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« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2011, 09:09:55 am »

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« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2011, 01:48:47 pm »

Nope.
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« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2011, 03:17:58 pm »

Nope.

Well-something DID happen over the supposedly "rapture" weekend...no, we weren't wisked away, but Joplin, MO got hit with a dangerous tornado and the residents there were NOT given even a few seconds of warning in advance. It just came...suddenly...

Anyone else thinking what I'm thinking?
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« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2011, 05:15:34 pm »

Maybe. Depends on what you're thinking!  Wink
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Maybe. Depends on what you're thinking!  Wink

My mom was informed not too long ago that her pastor is stuck on San Jose, CA with 20K other people - the weather has really been rotten all of a sudden in the heart of America the last couple of days(which explains alot of these flight delays et al).
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By Jeffrey Heller Jeffrey Heller – 1 hr 57 mins ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israel is prepared to make "painful compromises" for peace with the Palestinians, including the handover of land they seek for a state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday.

Palestinians swiftly dismissed the Israeli leader's terms for a deal as placing more obstacles in diplomacy's way, casting doubt as to whether frozen peace talks would resume anytime soon.

Netanyahu received frequent standing ovations in addressing the joint meeting of Congress, a bastion of support for Israel. The speech came after a testy exchange last week with President Barack Obama over the contours of a future Palestine and Netanyahu used it to reiterate his expectations ahead of any talks.

They included Palestinian recognition of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people and the scrapping of Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' unity accord with the Islamist movement Hamas.

"Tear up your pact with Hamas. Sit down and negotiate. Make peace with the Jewish state," Netanyahu said.

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"I am willing to make painful compromises to achieve this historical peace. As the leader of Israel, it is my responsibility," the right-wing leader said, echoing a pledge in a speech to Israel's parliament on May 15.

"Now this is not easy for me. It's not easy because I recognize that in a genuine peace we will be required to give up parts of the ancestral Jewish homeland," he said, referring to the occupied West Bank.

Netanyahu explicitly suggested for the first time that Israel would cede some Jewish settlements in the West Bank, although others would be annexed under any future agreement.

"In any peace agreement that ends the conflict, some settlements will end up beyond Israel's borders. The precise delineation of those borders must be negotiated," Netanyahu said.

'COMPROMISE MUST REFLECT DRAMATIC CHANGES'

Netanyahu said any "compromise must reflect the dramatic demographic changes that have occurred," referring to Israel's construction of hundreds of settlements on land Palestinians want for a state.

Repeating a message he has delivered consistently during a five-day visit to Washington, Netanyahu said "Israel will not return to the indefensible boundaries of 1967," narrow lines from before Israel captured the West Bank in a war 44 years ago.

Obama drew Israeli anger when he said on Thursday a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip should largely be drawn along the pre-1967 frontiers.

A frosty meeting with Netanyahu followed at the White House on Friday when the Israeli leader, with Obama sitting at his side, rejected those borders.

On Sunday, Obama seemed to ease Israeli anger by making clear Israel would likely be able to negotiate keeping some settlements as part of a land swap in any deal with the Palestinians.

The White House offered a low-key response to Netanyahu's speech. Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser, said in London that the Israeli leader had "reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.-Israeli relationship" and had "pointed to the importance of peace." Obama is visiting London.

Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for Abbas, said Netanyahu's vision for ending the conflict put "more obstacles" in front of the Middle East peace process.

"What came in Netanyahu's speech will not lead to peace," Rdainah said in the West Bank city of Ramallah, rejecting Netanyahu's call to hold onto swathes of West Bank land including East Jerusalem, where Palestinians want their capital.

Hani Masry, a Palestinian analyst said Netanyahu "wants the Palestinians to give up everything and get a state of leftovers."

On the other side, settler leaders and members from Netanyahu's own Likud party also voiced their objections, but with no diplomatic breakthrough in sight, his ruling coalition did not seem to be in jeopardy.

Netanyahu's address was greeted warmly by congressional leaders. Some Israelis pointed to that reception as a success while others thought he had not offered enough to break the diplomatic deadlock.

"What he's offering I don't think you would find even the most moderate Palestinians would buy into," David Newman, an Israeli political scientist, said. "He's offering a truncated West Bank. He wants to leave as many settlements as possible."

Netanyahu called on Palestinians to see their future "homeland," rather than Israel, as the place to resolve the issue of Palestinian refugees.

He again voiced opposition to a planned bid by the Palestinians to seek U.N. recognition of statehood in September in the absence of peace talks.

"Peace cannot be imposed," he said. "It must be negotiated."

(Additional reporting by Susan Cornwell and John McGowan; Editing by Bill Trott)

 
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« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2011, 05:34:33 pm »

I kind of look at it this way; if I question whether or not recent events in nature are increasing as part of the end times, then it isn't the end times events. I believe when those events take place, there will be no question whatsoever what's happening. What I think we are experiencing is the growing pangs, "the beginning of sorrows". It may seem like it's getting bad, but I think it will get MUCH worse.
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« Reply #48 on: May 27, 2011, 07:48:38 am »

Jerusalem could become 'new Berlin'

A senior Army strategist and Pentagon advisor says Jerusalem would be like Berlin of the Cold War if the Jewish state is forced to cede East Jerusalem to the Palestinians.

In a speech Tuesday before a joint session of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated what he told President Barack Obama: that Israel would not return to the narrow borders it held in mid-1967 before capturing the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, as those lines are "indefensible." Obama wants the old frontier to serve as the foundation for drawing the future boundaries of the Jewish and Palestinian states.

Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis (USA-Ret.), a West Point graduate who is now senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council (FRC), is troubled by the prospect of a divided Jerusalem.

"If you want to turn over East Jerusalem, which includes all the holy sites of the Christians, then you need to understand what the Palestinians have done to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ," Maginnis points out. "They've essentially turned it into a no man's land because it's very dangerous for Christian pilgrims to go down into Bethlehem, which is only five miles from the old city of Jerusalem. And also, by the way, Jerusalem itself ends up being cut in half. It becomes the new Berlin, like the wall that would separate the East Berliners from the West Berliners."

He concludes that similar problems would occur at other Christian holy sites if Israel is forced once again to give up the sovereignty of its territory.

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« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2011, 01:01:10 am »

May they NEVER take any land from Israel.
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« Reply #50 on: May 28, 2011, 09:56:47 am »

G8 backs Obama over 1967 borders

The leaders of the world's richest countries were to give "strong support" on Friday to President Barack Obama's insistence that a Mideast peace deal be based on pre-1967 borders.
In a draft statement at the G8 summit in Deauville, northern France, the leaders urge the Israelis and Palestinians "to return to substantive talks with a view to concluding a framework agreement on all final status issues."

"To that effect, we express our strong support for the vision of Israeli-Palestinian peace outlined by President Obama on May 19, 2011."

The draft was still being discussed on the summit's final day, but the section on Israel-Palestine was not expected to change.

In a keynote policy speech on May 19, Obama included a clear call for Israel and the Palestinians to use the borders before the 1967 Six Day War as the basis for talks to achieve a negotiated solution to the conflict.

That was sharply rejected by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said Israel would be "indefensible" if it returned to the borders which existed in 1967, which would not include dozens of settlements.

The G8 final declaration, seen by AFP, said "negotiations are the only way toward a comprehensive and lasting resolution to the conflict. The framework for these negotiations is well known."

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By NANCY BENAC, Associated Press Nancy Benac, Associated Press – Sat May 28, 2:08 pm ET
WARSAW, Poland – Holding out Poland's transformation to democracy as a model for the world, President Barack Obama on Saturday exhorted Western allies and the American public alike to extend their support, energy and vision to those now reaching for democracy in the Middle East and North Africa.

Obama wound up his six-day trip to Europe with a message aimed squarely at the people of the United States, saying that in a time of tight budgets, "I want the American people to understand we've got to leave room for us to continue our tradition of providing leadership when it comes to freedom, democracy, human rights."

Obama, in a brief news conference with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, assured Americans that he spends the bulk of each day worrying about the U.S. economy and how to strengthen it and create jobs. But he coupled that with the message that it is a U.S. obligation to support democracy around the globe, one that pays dividends in the form of a safer and more prosperous world.

Speaking with urgency in his voice, Obama said that while no outside country can "impose change" on another, "We can really help. We can facilitate. We can make a difference."

His message was a tacit answer to simmering sentiment that America should cut back on foreign assistance at a time when it is grappling with deficit troubles at home. In fact, foreign aid makes up less than 1 percent of the federal budget.

Earlier in the day, Obama met with Poland's president, Bronislaw Komorowski, and with a team of Poles, including veterans of the Solidarity movement, who recently visited Tunisia to share their advice on how to build a democracy. A popular uprising in Tunisia led to the overthrow of a longtime autocrat and sparked the protest movements that still sweep through the region.

Poland, Obama said, "has gone through what many countries want to now go through, and has done so successfully."

The president also offered reassurances to the Poles that his efforts to "reset" relations with Russia would not come at the expense of the security of Poland or other nations in Central and Eastern Europe.

He said improved U.S. contacts with Russia "has benefited the region ... because it's reduced tensions and has facilitated genuine dialogue about how each country can move forward."

Citing struggles for democracy in Poland's own neighborhood, Obama had tough words for Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. He praised Poland's assistance to Belarusian people and its efforts to encourage changes in Belarus. "President Lukashenko has shown a total disregard for democratic values, the rule of law, and the human rights of his own people," Obama said.

Timed to coincide with Obama's visit, the United States and Poland completed an agreement that will place a U.S. Air Force detachment in Poland beginning in 2013. The presence of U.S. warplanes on Polish soil is designed to improve the ability of U.S. and Polish armed forces to cooperate as members of the NATO alliance.

"The order of magnitude is not really large, but the gesture is very significant," Tusk said.

Obama did not, however, bring with him a solution to a longstanding irritant to the Poles: their exclusion from a visa waiver program for those traveling to the United States. Many Poles feel that their strong support for the U.S. and their contributions to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan should have won them the privilege of visa-free travel to the United States.

Obama said Poland doesn't qualify for the waiver based on current law but promised that he was working to change that.

Obama's four-nation tour of Europe was aimed at strengthening the U.S. alliance with its Western allies, and encouraging them to shoulder greater responsibility in world affairs. He made stops in Ireland, England, France and Poland, at the final stop joining a summit of Central and Eastern European leaders.

In Ireland, Obama explored his Irish ancestry on his mother's side and spoke to throngs in Dublin about Ireland's contributions to the world.

In England, he and his wife, Michelle, were honored with all the pomp and ceremony of a state visit by Queen Elizabeth II, and he consulted with Prime Minister David Cameron about a range of foreign policy matters, including the war in Afghanistan and the so-called Arab spring movement.

Both men then headed to France for a two-day summit for leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations, which devoted considerable focus to how rich nations can help stabilize and foster democracy in Arab countries.

The president, who began his trip by exploring his Irish ancestry, at the end managed to find a Polish link as well, by virtue of his connections to Chicago's large Polish population.

"If you come from Chicago and you haven't become a little bit Polish, something's wrong with you," he joked.

Tusk, for his part, told Obama, "We feel in Poland that you are one of us."

Tom Mann, a scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, said Obama's trip may have incrementally boosted his image with Americans as a leader on foreign policy but was "more of a boost for him among European leaders, which may help in pursuing U.S. interests in the Middle East and elsewhere."

Obama had first planned to come to Poland last year for the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski, who was killed in a plane crash along with other Polish leaders. But Obama's visit was scrapped six hours before his departure because of a volcanic ash cloud over Europe that disrupted air travel. The president visited a memorial to the 96 who died in the crash on his way out of town on Saturday.

After a long week with a crowded agenda, Obama seemed more than ready to head home. The tired-looking president paused midway through his answer to a Polish reporter to ask the man to repeat parts of his question.

The president had been counting down the days until his return to Washington.

"One more day," he told reporters traveling with him Friday in France.

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Associated Press writers Julie Pace, Vanessa Gera and Monika Scislowska contributed to this report.

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Time for Christians to take stand for Israel

A Tennessee-based pro-Israel group says it's time for Christians to mobilize against Barack Obama and the United Nations' effort to carve a Palestinian state out of God's covenant land.

Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) says it only has three months to mobilize its 13,000-plus supporters to take a stand for the nation of Israel. PJTN president Laurie Cardoza-Moore reports Palestinians are trying to muster U.N. support for a unilateral declaration of statehood, which could be approved by the General Assembly in September. It remains to be seen, however, whether a Palestinian state can be carved out of Israeli territory without unanimous approval from the U.N. Security Council, where the U.S. has a veto.

But Cardoza-Moore is convinced that Obama is not a friend of Israel, particularly considering his call for the nation to retreat to its 1967 borders in order to appease the Palestinians.

"We have seen him clearly push their back against the wall and continue to protect and defend the Muslim world, including the Palestinians," she laments. "And this is unacceptable."

So the PJTN president says it is time for Christians to draw a line in the sand.

"The Lord has drawn a line in the sand. The prophet Joel said in the latter days, God was going to pour out his wrath on the nations because they were dividing up his land," she cites. "And who's leading the charge? The United States of America."

And even though the Bible says all nations are going to turn their backs on Israel, Cardoza-Moore contends that does not mean Christians should just sit back and do nothing.

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=1361156
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« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2011, 10:15:45 am »

Is The Vatican Joining Palestinians And President Obama Against Israel And God's Covenant? Says Palestinian State Must “Soon” Live Side By Side With Israel


During the meetings, the two sides discussed the need to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and recognize the “legitimate” rights of Palestinians to a homeland. The Vatican said “that soon the state of Israel and the Palestinian state must live in security, at peace with their neighbors and within internationally recognized borders.” The Vatican has long supported a Palestinian state. The Vatican said it had to be done “soon” as the Palestinians mobilize support for recognition as an independent state in September.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/vatican-says-palestinian-state-should-soon-live-alongside-israel-after-pope-meets-abbas/2011/06/03/AGOAp1HH_story.html


Also Prophetic: Palestinians To Be Forced To Israel's Borders?

All the men in your confederacy Shall force you to the border; The men at peace with you Shall deceive you and prevail against you. Those who eat your bread shall lay a trap for you. No one is aware of it. (Obadiah 1:7, NKJV) The Arab Spring is rapidly morphing into the liberate Palestine Summer. Nakba, Naksa, Nic-nac-patty-wac, whatever the Arab name given in association with a day of Palestinian protests, it’s incubating into a potentially dangerous summer scenario for Israel that could soon prove disastrous for the Middle East...


http://isralestine-blog.blogspot.com/2011/06/prophecy-palestinians-to-be-forced-to.html

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SUBJECT: Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act
Obama signed this on June 3, 2011 - Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the “Act”), I hereby determine that it is necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of the United States, to suspend for a period of 6 months the limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act.

You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the Congress, accompanied by a report in accordance with section 7(a) of the Act, and to publish the determination in the Federal Register.
This suspension shall take effect after transmission of this determination and report to the Congress.
BARACK OBAMA

The Jerusalem Embassy Act Explained
Congress in 1995 passed a law recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and stating that “the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999.” An inbuilt waiver authority allowed the president to postpone the move, in the interests of “national security,” for consecutive six-monthly periods. Reflecting the strong level of support in the U.S. for Israel and for Israel’s claim to Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Embassy Act passed 374-37 in the House and 93-5 in the Senate.

President Clinton was not enthusiastic about the legislation, which he warned “could hinder the peace process.” He allowed it to become law, but without his signature.
Should the Jerusalem embassy not be opened by May 31, 1999, the law stated, the State Department would be barred from spending 50 percent of the funds allocated to buy and maintain official properties abroad during that fiscal year. The due date came and went, and then on June 17 Clinton issued the first “Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act” notice.
President Bush continued the policy every six months, to the continuing frustration of pro-Israel lawmakers who argued that the intent of Congress was for the waiver would only be justified in the case of a genuine security threat. A striking difference between Obama’s waiver notifications and those of President Bush is that in Bush’s case, he inserted into the legal jargon a sentence stating, “My Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our embassy to Jerusalem.” The phrase appeared in all 16 Bush waiver notifications.
Obama’s stance was proof that neither the U.S. nor the world recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Rudeineh told the agency.
“The world has made it clear that East Jerusalem has been occupied since 1967 and that it is the capital of the State of Palestine in the framework of the two-state solution.”
Israel insists that Jerusalem is its “eternal, indivisible” capital, a claim it says dates back some 3,000 years, to the reign of the biblical King David from the city. Historians note that while Jerusalem was fallen under the control of many empires and powers, no nation other than the Jews ever declared it its capital.
The Palestinians want Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state.
“Jerusalem is the crux of the question of Palestine and the key to war and peace in the region,” the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission to the United Nations declares on its Web site.”

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« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2011, 05:39:05 am »

Zechariah 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

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8   How do ye say, We [are] wise, and the law of the LORD [is] with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he [it]; the pen of the scribes [is] in vain. 
9   The wise [men] are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom [is] in them? 
10   Therefore will I give their wives unto others, [and] their fields to them that shall inherit [them]: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. 
11   For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when [there is] no peace. 
12   Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
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« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2011, 06:33:01 am »

US gives Netanyahu ultimatum on resuming talks

    The United States gave Netanyahu an ultimatum on renewing negotiations with the Palestinians, according to reports cited by Israel Radio Sunday morning.

    According to the ultimatum, Netanyahu has to decide within a month whether he agrees to accept US President Barack Obama's platform and resume talks based on 1967 lines.

    Meanwhile, Netanyahu was expected to travel to Italy on Sunday where he will meet his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi.



time is short, we have a lot of work to do!!
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« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2011, 07:10:16 am »

well, get ready for more "natural" disasters.
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