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Author:  justgrace [ Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:00 am ]
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What can we do?

1. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and Israel, as well as for all the peoples settled in this area to be freed from terrorist threat.

2. Learn the true history of Israel to understand her rights and her borders; learn what the British Mandate, etc. provided.

3. Understand the religious and spiritual underpinnings of the Middle East conflict and remember that Israel is the only land given by God specifically to a people.

4. Contact your congressmen and women and ask them to support Israel and cut off funding for Palestinian Authority and the United Nations if they try to take Israel's land and give it to terrorist-backed groups .

5. Write letters, phone, or email friends to support Israel, too. Express your concerns on talk radio or editorial pages of newspapers.

6. Work politically for candidates that support Israel. Give to and help HuckPAC, a political action committee to elect conservative candidates that Gov. Mike Huckabee endorses, who are pro-family, pro-life, fiscally conservative, and support Israel.

7. Support Israel politically and even with donations, because they hold forth freedom and are our one true ally in the Middle East. Support ministries that help Jewish people migrate to Israel.

8. And then, consider solutions that will work. Here are some ideas from author Matthew M. Hausman:

Op-Ed: Judenrein State, Part II: Alternatives
Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:12 PM

The political unrest now rocking the Arab world emphasizes the risk that an independent Palestinian state would be subject to the same destabilizing influences and form a terror haven on what are now Israel's security buffers. The other choices.

Part II: Alternatives

In determining the permanent status of Judea and Samaria, many advocates believe Israel instead should be guided by the principles laid out at the San Remo Conference of 1920, during which the Supreme Council of Principal Allied Powers made decisions implicating the future of the territories they liberated from the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

The Council, among other things, incorporated the Balfour Declaration into its program and recognized that the Jews comprised a people defined not solely by religion, but by nationality and descent as well. Moreover, it recognized that the Jews were indigenous to the Land of Israel and, accordingly, that they had the right to self-determination in their homeland.

The Mandate for Palestine of 1922 further guaranteed the right of “close settlement,” which recognized that Jews could settle anywhere west of the Jordan. No similar recognition was accorded[b] Palestinian-Arab nationality at that time because it simply did not exist.

Rather, the local Arabs considered themselves to be culturally part of the greater Syrian community, and much of their population had accrued through late migration into the area only after the Jews had begun rehabilitating the land and creating economic opportunities that did not exist elsewhere in the Mideast.

The acceptance of the San Remo program by the League of Nations – and the restatement of its ambitions in the 1922 Mandate for Palestine – evidenced an acknowledgment of the Jews’ status as an indigenous people and their right to settle anywhere in their homeland, including Judea and Samaria, and thus underscored the legal basis for the reestablishment of the Jewish state.

Consequently, traditional recognition of the Jews’ indigenous rights should inform any proposals for resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. This would be consistent with the ideals set forth in the “Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” voted on by the U.N. in 2007. Of particular relevance is the language contained in Article 10, which states:

"Indigenous peoples shall not be forcibly removed from their lands or territories. No relocation shall take place without the free, prior and informed consent of the indigenous peoples concerned and after agreement on just and fair compensation and, where possible, with the option of return."

Though the true intent of this nonbinding declaration may have been to promote the Palestinian cause at Israel’s expense, it cannot be divorced from the long-standing recognition under international legal conventions that the Jews are indigenous to the Land of Israel. Accordingly, it implicitly reinforces the Jewish connection to lands the Palestinians now attempt to claim as their own, and provides justification for potential resolutions that are premised on legally-cognizable Jewish claims, rather than on politically-motivated or apocryphal Palestinian pretensions.

If a state of Palestine were to be created, any policies requiring the ethnic cleansing of Jewish inhabitants would violate international law as recognized at San Remo and under the original Mandate for Palestine, which the United Nations is currently bound to honor by virtue of Section 80 of the U.N. Charter.

Such ethnic cleansing would also contravene the precepts set forth in the Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples and other conventions.

In order to exist in compliance with international law, such a state would have to provide for the Jews – as indigenous people – to remain on their ancestral lands in Judea and Samaria. It would also need to recognize the Jewish right of close settlement. Jewish residents of such a state would have to retain Israeli citizenship and be governed by Israeli law, and the Arab state subsuming their communities would have to recognize Israeli sovereignty within their enclaves.

Jews wishing to travel to Israel proper would have to be free to do so without harassment. Such arrangements exist in other parts of the world, for example, in North America, where Alaskans cut off from the mainland United States are permitted to travel through Canada in order to visit the lower Forty-Eight, or in Europe where citizens of EU countries are permitted to travel across national borders unimpeded. Indeed, the Quartet seeks to impose just such an arrangement on Israel by demanding that Gaza be connected by a corridor to a Palestinian State in Judea and Samaria.

It is unlikely, however, that a Palestinian state would recognize any Jewish rights or permit Jewish residency. It is equally unlikely that it would recognize Jewish autonomy or Israeli sovereignty.

A more realistic scenario – if there is to be a Palestinian entity – might be the creation of a federation or confederation in which some of the territories currently under Israeli administration would be linked with Jordan, where a majority of the population already identifies as Palestinian. A “confederation” could be created by ceding some territory for a semi-autonomous region that would then be joined with Jordan under an umbrella government of general, limited powers.

The concept of confederation provides that Jordan and a Palestinian entity would each maintain individual sovereignty and would exercise unilateral powers outside the scope of the general government’s jurisdiction. The authority of the general government would be limited to those powers specifically agreed upon by the constituent entities.

The risk of confederation, however, is that the entities could elect to separate in order to establish an independent Palestinian state.

A similar but distinct concept is “federation,” in which sovereign authority would be constitutionally allocated among the member states and the general government, but in which the structure of government could not be altered by the unilateral acts of its constituents. That is, neither entity could dissolve the union in order to establish an independent Palestinian state.

Such a federation would consist of Jordan and a Palestinian entity created on land transferred from Judea and Samaria, but would not include Jewish towns or population centers. Likewise, Israel would retain control of all land necessary to ensure her security and to protect her water rights in the Jordan valley. These same constraints on land transfers would apply to a confederation as well.

Regardless of the technical form, the resulting Palestinian-Jordanian entity would be independent from Israel and would include no land or power sharing in Jerusalem, which would remain exclusively under Israel’s dominion and control. Jerusalem was never the capital of any sovereign Arab nation, and Jordan’s illegal occupation from 1948 to 1967 does not provide a legal basis for Palestinian claims over the city.

In contrast, Israel does have a lawful historical claim to Jerusalem, in which Jews have constituted the majority population for generations, since long before Israeli independence to the present day. Moreover, Jerusalem was the ancient capital of Jewish kingdoms that were the only sovereign nations ever to occupy the land. Consequently, there can be no justification for dividing the city. Arabs residing in Jerusalem would remain subject to Israeli civil and criminal law, and Israel would continue to protect and facilitate access to all religious sites and shrines as she always has done.

Israel could enforce a similar arrangement between Gaza and Egypt, after which Israel would sever any remaining connection to Gaza. Thus, Egypt would be solely responsible for servicing Gaza’s infrastructure, utility, and humanitarian needs, leaving Israel to concentrate on consolidating and enhancing her security presence along her southern border.

These concepts are not new or unique, but rather were the subject of analysis and debate in the 1990s by the late Daniel J. Elazar, founder of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and others. Proposals involving these and similar models were put forth as alternatives to a free-standing Palestinian state.

A federal model was considered by many to be a more workable paradigm than independent Palestinian statehood for protecting Israeli security, particularly by those who recognized that the Oslo process tended to sacrifice Israeli rights and security concerns. Proponents of some kind of Arab federal union believed that the costs of administering a hostile population would continue to grow, but that an independent state of Palestine would threaten Israel’s security and pose an existential challenge to her long-term survival.

These ideas are regaining currency today in part because the political unrest now rocking the Arab world emphasizes the risk that an independent Palestinian state would be subject to the same destabilizing influences. It is likely that such a state would quickly become a terrorist haven and a hostile military threat, particularly if it were to be created from lands that currently provide Israel with strategic security buffers.

Not everyone believes that the creation of such entities will resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.

In fact, there is growing support in some segments of Israeli society for formal annexation of Judea and Samaria, in whole or in part, or for de facto annexation through the extension of Israeli civil law into these territories.

Although there may be disagreement regarding the most appropriate strategy, there is increasing consensus among Israelis that they must create their own solutions based on their own needs and concerns, instead of waiting passively while a two-state plan is foisted upon them by outside powers who have no regard for Israeli sovereignty.

There is increasing consensus among Israelis that they must create their own solutions based on their own needs and concerns.

Despite international pressure for the creation of a Palestinian state devoid of Jews, Israel must be guided by her own priorities, and must not lose sight of the rights of Jews as indigenous people in their homeland, including those rights recognized at San Remo and reinforced by the Mandate.

A Palestinian state created by dispossessing Jews from their ancestral lands would be in violation of international law and would represent a repudiation of history.

Unfortunately, American and European support for a Judenrein Arab state illustrates that international law is not applied equitably when the net effect would be the validation of historical Jewish rights or Israeli national integrity.

Therefore, Israel must resist all calls for her to sacrifice her security needs and Jewish character, and should work instead to expose the double standard underlying the international community’s unjust and unreasonable demands.

About the author:
Matthew M. Hausman is a trial attorney and writer who lives and works in Connecticut. A former journalist, Mr. Hausman continues to write on a variety of topics, including science, health and medicine, Jewish issues and foreign affairs, and has been a legal affairs columnist for a number of publication

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Author:  justgrace [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:27 am ]
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There is good news, too. The United States is following Canada's example in avoiding the sham world conference against racism, called Durban III...

US Won’t Participate in Durban III
Following Canada and Israel, the U.S.has now announced that it will not participate in the racist UN-sponsored World Conference Against Racism.
By Hillel Fendel
6/6/2011, 11:32 AM

Following Canada and Israel, the U.S.has now announced that it will not participate in the racist UN-sponsored World Conference Against Racism – also known as Durban III.

The conference is scheduled to be held in New York City on September 21, mandated by a UN General Assembly Resolution in 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of the original UN Durban Conference.

UN Watch, a non-governmental watchdog Geneva-based organization, congratulated the United States for its decision to stay away from Durban III. UN Watch noted that the government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was the first to announce it would not participate, followed by Israel.

UN Watch, whose mandate is to monitor the performance of the United Nations by the yardstick of its own Charter, was established 18 years ago under the Chairmanship of Ambassador Morris B. Abram, the former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva. It participates actively at the UN as an accredited NGO in Special Consultative Status to the UN Economic and Social Council and as an Associate NGO to the UN Department of Public Information.

The U.S. State Department sent a letter last week to U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), explaining its decision. Gillibrand led a coalition of 18 senators last December, calling on the Obama Administration to follow Canada's lead and pull out.

The State Department’s Active Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Joseph E. Macmanus wrote her, “The United States will not participate in the Durban Commemoration. In December, we voted against the resolution establishing this event because the Durban process included ugly displays of intolerance and anti-Semitism, and we did not want to see that commemorated.”

Israel was "Unfairly Singled Out"
“The United States is fully committed,” the letter continued, “to upholding the human rights of all people and to combating racial discrimination, xenophobia, intolerance, and bigotry. In 2009, after working to try to achieve a positive, constructive outcome in the Durban Review Conference, we withdrew from participating because the conference reaffirmed the original 2001 Durban Declaration, which unfairly singled out Israel and included language inconsistent with U.S.traditions of robust free speech.”

Author:  justgrace [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:43 am ]
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Among the nations protesting the Durban III Conference by boycotting it and not attending are:

- Canada
- Israel
- United States
- Italy
- Czech Republic
- Netherlands
- Australia
- France

One can imagine the type of meeting this will be, when Ahmahdinejad, the radical leader of Iran, will be speaking.

One of the best things we can do is to point our the hypocrisy of the UN against Israel, as this group is doing:

StandWithUs to Protest Durban 'Circus'
As the Durban III Conference begins in New York, StandWithUs plans to protest outside, in the form of a circus exposing UN hypocrisy.

By Elad Benari
First Publish: 9/19/2011, 12:15 PM

The pro-Israel advocacy group StandWithUs is planning to protest the upcoming Durban III Conference, which begins on Thursday, in the form of a “circus” that will expose the hypocrisy of the United Nations.

The circus and clowns StandWithUs is sponsoring will appear in front of UN headquarters in New York on Thursday from noon until 2 PM, just as Durban III, which has been denounced by several countries including the United States, Canada, Israel and Italy, begins.

“One good way to counter the Durban conference’s hypocritical travesty of human rights is with parody,” StandWithUs CEO Roz Rothstein said. “Sometimes humor reveals the deepest truths. There is no possible rational response to the Durban conference’s perverse distortions. They are too divorced from any reality. In fact, they turn reality upside down. We plan to fight the UN ‘clowns’ with actual clowns that expose their hypocrisy and perversity.”

“Don’t these people ever learn?” she added. “Don’t the Durban III organizers understand how foolish they look, and that the liberal, democratic world that upholds human rights views them as clowns? The U.S., Italy, the Czech Republic, Israel, Canada, and other democracies have already said they will not even participate. Ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak again. His appearance exposes the real spirit of the Durban conferences. Ahmadinejad’s Iran violently represses its own people; persecutes political opponents; oppresses women, gays, and religious minorities; and is inciting genocide against Jews. That is what Durban I, II, and III are all about—hatred, fomenting racism, and abusing the rhetoric of human rights. Non-democratic nations are the majority in the UN, and they have hijacked it and perverted it. The Durban conferences are the prime symptom of this illness. They are a three-ring circus of sick hypocrisy.”

At the demonstration in New York, clowns will wear Ahmadinejad masks and hold balloons that label Durban III as a forum for hypocrisy, racism, and lies.

“The balloons are symbolic but accurate,” said Rothstein. “The Durban conferences cast all decent values to the winds. Hopefully, our demonstration will encourage the world to demand that the UN finally live up to its original ideals.”

Another organization, the Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ), is also organizing a protest outside the UN against the Conference, calling for nations to reject its anti-Israel agenda, and to walk out of the Conference as well

Author:  justgrace [ Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:26 am ]
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One thing I had hoped to do was to come up with a list of definitions for us. The Muslim Brotherhood is one name that we must know and understand. The organization StandWithUs has done a great job for us. [In the text below, the numbers are mine, as well as the red lettering of quotes by the Brotherhood leaders.]

Our own government, media, and President have sometimes given the Muslim Brotherhood a label that they do not deserve, of being moderate and democratic. They have given us the impression they are a group with whom we can talk and negotiate. Because of this, I believe, the Arab Spring has spread and Egypt's leader has been replaced by far more dangerous forces.

One of the best ways to analyze the Muslim Brotherhood is to examine their own words.

Who Is The Muslim Brotherhood?
Israel National News brings you Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood in its own words.
By INN Staff

First Publish: 7/1/2011, 3:01 PM

Muslim Brotherhood

The MB has has tried to portray itself as moderate and democratic. But at its core it is anything but. The Brotherhood is a wolf in sheep`s clothing.

Israel National News thanks StandWithUs for helping bring the Muslim Brotherhood to our readers in its own words:

1) Muslim Brotherhood logo fits its motto:

"Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur`an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu akbar!"

2) The Brotherhood`s goal is to turn the world into an Islamist empire. The Muslim Brotherhood, founded in Egypt in 1928, is a revolutionary fundamentalist movement to restore the caliphate and strict shariah (Islamist) law in Muslim lands and, ultimately, the world. Today, it has chapters in 80 countries. "It is in the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." -Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna

3) The Brotherhood wants America to fall. It tells followers to be "patient" because America "is heading towards its demise." The U.S. is an infidel that[color=#FF000] "does not champion moral and human values and cannot lead humanity."-Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Badi, Sept. 2010[/color]

4) The Brotherhood claims western democracy is "corrupt,""unrealistic" and "false." -Former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Mahdi Akef

5) The Brotherhood calls for jihad against "the Muslim`s real enemies, not only Israel but also the United States. Waging jihad against both of these infidels is a commandment of Allah that cannot be disregarded." -Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Badi, Sept. 2010

6) The Brotherhood assassinated Anwar Sadat in 1981 for making peace with the hated "Zionist entity." It also assassinated Egypt`s prime minister in 1948 and attempted to assassinate President Nasser in 1954.

7) Hamas is a "wing of the Muslim Brotherhood,"according to the Hamas Charter, Chapter 2. The Charter calls for the murder of Jews, the "obliteration" of Israel and its replacement with an Islamist theocracy.

8 ) The Brotherhood supports Hezbollah`s war against the Jews. Brotherhood leader Mahdi Akef declared he was "prepared to send 10,000 jihad fighters immediately to fight at the side of Hezbollah" during Hezbollah`s war against Israel in 2006.

9) The Brotherhood glorified Osama bin Laden and mourned his death. Osama is "in all certainty, a mujahid (heroic fighter), and I have no doubt in his sincerity in resisting the occupation, close to Allah on high." -Former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Mahdi Akef, Nov. 2007

10) The Brotherhood "sanctioned martyrdom operations in Palestine....They do not have bombs, so they turn themselves into bombs. This is a necessity." -Muslim Brotherhood Spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Dec. 17, 2010

11) The Brotherhood advocates violent jihad: The "change that the [Muslim] nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice and by raising a jihadi generation that pursues death just as the enemies pursue life," said Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Badi in a September 2010 sermon.11 Major terrorists came out of the Muslim Brotherhood, including bin Laden`s deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (mastermind of the 9/11 attacks).

12) The Brotherhood advocates a deceptive strategy in democracies: appear moderate and use existing institutions to gain power. "The civilizational-jihadist a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and `sabotaging` its miserable that it is eliminated and God`s religion is made victorious overall other religions," reads a US Muslim Brotherhood 1991 document. It believes it can conquer Europe peacefully: "After having been expelled twice, Islam will be victorious and reconquer Europe....I am certain that this time, victory will be won not by the sword but by preaching and [Islamic] ideology." -Muslim Brotherhood Spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi, "Fatwa," 2003

13) The Brotherhood uses democracy, but once in power it will replace democracy with fundamentalist shariah law because it is the "true democracy." "The final, absolute message from heaven contains all the values which the secular world claims to have invented....Islam and its values antedated the West by founding true democracy." -Former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Mahdi Akef, Nov. 2007

14) The Brotherhood`s view of women`s rights is to subjugate and segregate women: The ideal society would include "a campaign against ostentation in dress and loose behaviour...segregation of male and female students; private meetings between men and women, unless within the permitted degrees of relationship, to be counted as a crime for which both will be censured...prohibition of dancing and other such pastimes." -Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, "Five Tracts"

15) The Brotherhood supports Female Genital Mutilation: "[the Americans] wage war on Muslim leaders, the traditions of its faith and its ideas. They even wage war against female circumcision, a practice current in 36 countries, which has been prevalent since the time of the Pharaohs." -Former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Mahdi Akef, 2007

16) The Brotherhood will not treat non-Muslim minorities, such as Coptic Christians, as equals. "Allah`s word will reign supreme and the infidels` word will be inferior." -Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Badi, Sept. 2010

17) The Brotherhood refuses to commit to continuing the Israel-Egypt peace treaty. Muslim Brotherhood leaders have said that "as far as the movement is concerned, Israel is a Zionist entity occupying holy Arab and Islamic lands...and we will get rid of it no matter how long it takes." -Former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Muhammed Mahdi Akef, 2005 and 2007

18) The Brotherhood has anti-Semitic roots. It supported the Nazis, organized mass demonstrations against the Jews with slogans promoting ethnic cleansing like "Down with the Jews!"and "Jews get out of Egypt and Palestine!" in 1936; carried out a violent pogrom against Egypt`s Jews in November 1945; and made sure that Nazi collaborator and Palestinian Mufti al- Husseini was granted asylum in Egypt in 1946.

19) The Brotherhood remains virulently anti-Semitic."Today the Jews are not the Israelites praised by Allah, but the descendants of the Israelites who defied His word. Allah was angry with them and turned them into monkeys and pigs....There is no doubt that the battle in which the Muslims overcome the Jews [will come]....In that battle the Muslims will fight the Jews and kill them." -Muslim Brotherhood Spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi

Like it or not, we are at war with the Muslim Brotherhood because they want to destroy us, as well as the Jews. We need a President that understands this and will strengthen America, stand for our principles, and speak out against our enemies.

Author:  justgrace [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:03 am ]
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History of PLO saying "No" to Peace

The following video featuring Danny Ayalon, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Israel, is an excellent short course in the history of the conflict with Palestinian Liberation attempts to destroy Israel.

I thought it was interesting that back in 1937, the Jews were offered a smaller piece of land by the Peel Commission; they said, "Yes." The PLO said, "No." And so it has been on every attempt to appease them.

Israelis have negotiated and negotiated. But the PLO prefers attacking and not recognizing a Jewish state. In a way, this has helped Israel to grow and become stronger. Had the first offer been agreed upon, Israel would be much smaller and would not have Jerusalem as capital.

Author:  justgrace [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:28 am ]
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Netanyahu Plans to Boldly Speak Truth in United Nations Assembly

PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet


Please see below PM Netanyahu's remarks below as they highlight Israel's sincere desire for peace even while the Palestinian leadership "torpedos" direct negotiations.

Released by The Embassy of Israel; Washington, D.C.

Following are Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Sunday), 18.9.11:

"This week I will leave for the US.

On Wednesday I will meet with US President Barack Obama and other world leaders and afterwards I will address the UN General Assembly. The UN is not a place where Israel wins praise, but I think that it is important that I go there in order to represent both the State of Israel and the truth - and the truth is that Israel wants peace and the truth is that the Palestinians are doing everything to torpedo direct peace negotiations.

They have ignored every proposal that I have made, both in my 14.6.09 Bar-Ilan speech and in my 24.5.11 speech to the US Congress.

They have avoided coming to direct negotiations after this Government made an unprecedented decision to freeze new construction in the communities. For ten months, they simply were unwilling to come and negotiate. They need to understand that, despite their current attempt to again overturn the negotiations by going to the UN, peace will be achieved only through direct negotiations.

Their attempt to be accepted as a member of the UN will fail. The Palestinians' attempt to be accepted as a member of the UN is what they declared - one year ago - as their objective; this is what Abu Mazen recently declared as a goal. This attempt will fail. It will fail because it must go through the UN Security Council. Decisions that are binding on UN members pass through the Security Council. I am convinced that the activity of the US, which is deeply cooperating with us, as well as the activity of other governments with which we are also cooperating, will result in the failure of this attempt.

The UN also has the General Assembly in which almost any decision can be passed. It is possible to decide there that the sun rises in the west and sets in the east, and this would pass there. But it has neither the same weight nor the same importance. This is not the Palestinians' avowed goal. Even there it is possible that there will be various actions in their regard. We are coordinating our efforts with those of the US and with other important countries, in Europe and beyond.

My UN trip will have a double goal.

The first goal is to ensure that this move to bypass negotiations does not succeed and is stopped in the Security Council. I think that this is, to a great extent, an achievable objective.

The second goal is to address the General Assembly and present our truth and - in my opinion - the general truth, which is our desire for peace.

The fact that we are not foreigners in this country, that we have rights in this country that go 'only' 4,000 years, I will say this loud and clear.

I will also speak about our intention to achieve peace with our neighbors while ensuring our security. If these were always clear and necessary, they are much more important today, especially now, when the Middle East is undergoing a great upheaval, from Tunisia to Yemen, from Libya to Egypt, Syria and throughout the region, when we do not know what will happen from day to day and how things will go.

At these times, we need a Government and a policy that strongly stand behind our needs in a peace settlement. We are ready to enter into peace negotiations with our Palestinian neighbors, if they so desire. In my opinion, after the dust settles and after everything that is happening at the UN, in the end, the Palestinians will regain their composure, I hope, and will shelve these moves that are designed to bypass negotiations. They will return to the table in order to achieve peace and security both for us and our neighbors."

Author:  justgrace [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:32 pm ]
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I spent several hours today trying to find news of what is happening and posted them on the prayer thread with a Psalm or two.

There are some positive developments, but it is all very uncertain what will happen. Will Obama veto the Palestinian statehood? Or will he follow his own earlier plan to squeeze and divide the land of Israel into indefensible territory?

Please go to the Prayer Thread for some positive developments, as well as concerns for grave threats. Please join us in prayer if you so desire.

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Author:  justgrace [ Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:15 am ]
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Israel Calling Up Military Reserves

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are preparing for likely rioting by Palestinian Authority Arabs as they try to take possession of land in Israel. Starting September 20, the PA will bring its statehood bid to the United Nations. The expectation, especially younger Palestinians, is that their statehood has been assured by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. They will act on this promise and bloody confrontations are expected.

Israel's military began on Sunday, September 18, to call up reserves. Thursday, Arutz Sheva was told that the residents of the Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria are being warned that Arab residents of PA-controlled areas who approach the security fences surrounding their towns will be met with "unequivocal" response.

PA Arabs have threatened to march on Israeli communities in the regions beginning on September 20, the day PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas first intended to ask the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the entity as a new Arab state with UN membership. That date has since been changed to Friday, September 23. If the vote is moved back again, it could fall on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur.

Any such move to grant statehood (which the UN could not really do) or membership would disregard and overturn all prior agreements with Israel - such as the 1993 Oslo Accords, and the 2003 Roadmap Plan. Any agreement for a final deal would have to be reached through a negotiated settlement. Israel would require that all incitement against the Jewish State had been squelched in the PA and that they recognize Israel's "right to exist." This appears even less likely than before.

We pray that God will provide protection to the IDF troops this week and give them unity to protect their country from terrorist invasion and riots.

Author:  justgrace [ Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:34 pm ]
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The concern that violence could break out in the Middle East appears to be a valid one. If the Palestinian Authority is thwarted on September 23, the riots could be especially serious in Judea and Samaria.

Here are some news stories of violence beginning:

1. Palestinian Authority Arabs Resume Terror, Soldiers Foil Attack
Soldiers at a checkpoint near Kfar Saba Sunday morning foiled a Palestinian Authority Arab’s attempt to stab them. He was shot and wounded.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 6/19/2011, 2:41 PM ... 45029#.Tnp

Soldiers at a checkpoint near Kfar Saba Sunday morning foiled a Palestinian Authority Arab’s attempt to stab them while shouting “Allahu Akhbar ("Allah is great"). The soldiers were not injured.

The attempted murder of the soldiers occurred near the Arab city of Kalkilya and on the main highway connecting Kfar Saba, located in the northern Tel Aviv metropolitan area, with communities in Samaria (Shomron).

Alert soldiers shot at the terrorist in self-defense, wounding him moderately. Israeli medics for Magen David Adom (MDA) treated the terrorist at the scene and then rushed him to Beilinson Hospital-Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikvah.

Several hours earlier, a senior leader of Hamas, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' new partner in a unity government, said that the best way for Arabs to overcome Israel is to use violence. Khalil al-Hayya added that diplomatic measures, such as turning to the United Nations to recognize the Palestinian Authority as an independent country, are a "mirage” and a waste of time, the Associated Press reported.

Abbas had told English-speaking media that he does not favor violence, but Palestinian Authority documented speeches and statements in the Arabic-language media have memorialized suicide terrorists and promoted incite

2. Arabs Throw Rocks at 20 Month Old Baby

Arabs threw rocks at an Israeli car in Samaria, injuring the baby girl in the face.

By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 9/21/2011, 7:58 PM ... npSpNSZs-0

Arabs threw rocks Wednesday at an Israeli car between Migdalim and Tapuach Junction in Samaria. A 20 month old girl was injured in the face.
The baby girl received treatment from Samaria Regional Authority medics and evacuated to a hospital. The Authority Head Gershon Mesika said: "The 'men of peace' of the Palestinian murder authority provide yet more proof, to those who still need it, as to just whom we are facing. We face low life terrorists who try to murder babies."

"They hold an olive twig in their mouths and murder weapons in their hands. To these barbarian terrorists they want to give a state. The Nation of Israel is strong, the government needs to learn from it and be strengthened by its spirit – no to folding and surrendering, yes to construction and stamping out terrorism."

An Israeli citizen was lightly wounded from rocks hurled by Arabs as he drove near Halhoul. Three Arabs were arrested Wednesday afternoon in confrontations with security forces near the Kalandiya checkpoint. Earlier, they threw rocks at IDF forces and burned tires.

Several dozen Arabs threw rocks at Border Policemen near Har Adar, not far from Jerusalem. No one was hurt. The policemen used riot dispersal gear to scatter the rioters.

3. Police Training to Stop Mass Invasion of Arab Protesters

Police are conducting a large-scale training exercise in preparation for a possible massive Arab invasion from Judea and Samaria in September.

By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 6/14/2011, 5:53 PM ... npTP9SZs-0

Police are conducting a large-scale training exercise in preparation for a possible massive Arab from Judea and Samaria in September.

Hundreds of police, Border Police and special forces are participating in the exercise that police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld is a “regular standard exercise on a large scale,” according to the French news agency AFP.

September may be “D-Day” for the Palestinian Authority, which until recently has been banking on the United Nations to declare it to be an independent country based on the borders that existed from the time of the temporary Armistice Lines in 1949 until the Six-Day War in 1967.

The Palestinian Authority is divided on whether to continue the efforts following doubts it can achieve its goal considering the opposition several Western countries and the strong possibility that the United States would block the move.

A planned march by foreign Arabs from Syria and Lebanon last month and a week ago flopped, and parallel protests from Arabs in Judea and Samaria drew no more than several hundred people.

The police are not taking any chances and are preparing for a human invasion on Jerusalem and metropolitan Tel Aviv in case the Palestinian Authority Arabs are not stopped by the Israel Forces, which is responsibility for security in Judea and Samaria.

“Obviously we're taking into consideration that there might be the need ... for large numbers of police officers ... to deal with large-scale demonstrations in September," Rosenfeld told AFP.

The largest deployment of police in Israel occurred nearly six years ago when tens of thousands of policemen surrounded Gush Katif and violently arrested or detained thousands of people protesting the eventual expulsion of 9,000 Jews and the demolition of their homes and community buildings.

Author:  justgrace [ Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:37 am ]
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NOTE: Today, the Durban III supposedly-anti-racism conference is meeting in New York City to condemn Israel as racist, again. The speaker at the first conference held in Durban, South Africa, in 2001, was Palestinian Authority leader and anti-Israeli terrorist Yasser Arafat.

And bringing light and truth to the conversation will be a conference across the street from them. It is called The Perils of Global Intolerance: The UN and Durban III. Governor Mike Huckabee will be one of the speakers, capping off the day at 5:00PM Eastern.

Please pray for Governor Huckabee as he prepares and gives his speech, as well as for the others on the schedule of speakers, including Elie Wiesel (Holocaust survivor, 1986 Nobel Prize for Peace, etc.) The event starts at 9:00AM Eastern and runs until 6:00PM. I do not know when Huckabee speaks. You can hear the event live on webcast.
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As most of us probably suspect, what we read in the papers or on blogs, and what we hear on television and radio are just the tip of the iceberg of what is happening behind the scenes.

But it is apparent that Palestinian President Abbas is not the only one trying to wiggle out of his previous statements. (He promised too much to his followers in Palestine regarding statehood and riots may follow if there is no Palestinian state recognition.) President Obama is also having a hard time juggling his May 17 speech, ostensibly to the Arab world (advocating a huge land grab by Palestinians of Israeli ground for a state) with public pressure in America. (I think and fear the May speech represents his true feelings of dislike for Israel and preference for the Arab world.) But now, he has found himself in a situation where he feels great pressure from Congress and the people of the USA to veto Palestinian statehood because of how it would destroy Israel, our ally.

How to resolve the conflict of our President and leftists who oppose Israel? With conservatives and Jews who want to protect our ally, Israel? The answer is: money from the American coffers, meaning the taxpayers..

U.N. vote on Palestinian state appears averted
Reported by: Unity Coalition for Israel

UNITED NATIONS -- An intense effort to deflect the Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations appeared to be near fruition, potentially defusing the crisis through a diplomatic maneuver that arguably saves face for all sides.

Diplomats scrambled Tuesday to cobble together a deal that would indefinitely delay debate on the Palestinian proposal at the U.N. Security Council. The proposed delay would keep the Obama administration from needing to veto the request, which it has desperately sought to avoid, and buy time for resumption of stalled Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Diplomats say privately that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has signed off on the deal, which would keep $600 million a year in U.S. support for the Palestinian Authority and other international support intact.

This scenario, which Western officials have been trying to engineer behind the scenes for weeks, "is now likely," a senior European diplomat said Tuesday.

The White House announced Tuesday night that Obama will meet with Abbas today (Wednesday) to discuss the issue. Obama was already scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. Obama has said that he wants the Palestinians to negotiate peace with Israel rather than pursue recognition from the U.N.

Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian legislator and ally of Abbas who is in New York for the ongoing U.N. General Assembly session, said Palestinian officials are willing "to accept some delay, of the kind you would have under normal United Nations procedures." But she said that if the U.S. or other countries delay the process to undermine the Palestinians' bid for enhanced international standing, "we have recourse to other action," such as approaching the more pro-Palestinian U.N. General Assembly for recognition. (Source: Paul Richter - St. Louis Today, September 21st, 2011)

Here are quotes from DEBKAfile Special Report, September 21, 2011

DIPLOMACY: How Obama is working desperately to avoid having to veto
No big UN showdown on Palestinian state this week. West Bank flare-up close
DEBKAfile Special Report September 21, 2011, 2:11 PM

Anti-US feeling runs high among Palestinians
Accounts of the big diplomatic showdown facing the United Nations when the Palestinian bid for statehood is filed Friday, Sept. 23 have been blown up and overdramatized. Neither the Security Council nor the UN General Assembly will be making any immediate decisions this week and US President Barack Obama will not be called on as yet to veto the Palestinian application. Therefore the dispute over which side can muster the magic majority of nine members is premature.

Indeed, debkafile's diplomatic sources are assured that UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon and the United States, which holds the key to the tussle, have arranged to put the Palestinian application on hold – or more diplomatically, under consideration, a process which could consume weeks if not months - before it is referred to the Security Council.

In the volatile Middle East, a couple of months are a long time; the Arab uprisings have demonstrated how much can happen in a short period.

After the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu deliver their speeches on Friday, the General Assembly is not expected to get right down to debating the Palestinian request. It will most likely be held in abeyance for the next session. A special session might be summoned in the interim, but that is the UN Secretary General's prerogative and he normally makes these decisions in consultation with the White House.

Therefore, the real diplomatic battle over the Palestinian drive for UN acceptance will not take place this week in the GA chamber where the speeches are made, but in Washington. The Obama administration has absurdly been maneuvered, or maneuvered itself, into the lead role for defeating the Palestinian claim for an independent state within the 1967 borders.

The high point of Obama's May 19 address on the Middle East was a call for Israel to accept a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders. He refrained from a demand to demilitarize the prospective state. Five months later, he is bending every ounce of diplomatic leverage to prevent the Security Council from approving a Palestinian state's acceptance by the world body.

Obama's path to this quandary was littered with missteps. His ultimatum to the Netanyahu government to halt settlement construction on the West Bank was later abandoned but it had meanwhile been hijacked by Abbas as his main pretext for rejecting direct talks with Israel and turning to the UN. [Huckabee was meanwhile encouraging the construction in Jerusalem.)

Inability to deal with diplomatic crisis; Russia using
Further US weakness was displayed in the Middle East Quartet's inability to reach a decision this week on how to deal with the diplomatic crisis posed by the Palestinian bid.

Composed of representatives from the US, Russia, the European Union and the UN, the Quartet used to be the supreme body for shaping international consensus on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. This time, Washington's lead was not strong enough to pull the parties together and, moreover, the US and Europe are discovering they are beginning to pay for their involvement through NATO in the Libyan conflict.

Russia is playing hard to get and deliberately slowing the momentum of Middle East diplomacy in protest against what Moscow sees as US and European participation in the conquest of Libya, which has gone well beyond their UN Security Council mandate. The Russians were also obstructive on the Syrian issue. They torpedoed every Security Council resolution penalizing and condemning Bashar Assad for his barbaric methods in suppressing dissent, maintaining they would not allow the West to repeat its Libya scenario in Syria.

Now, Moscow is trying to trap the United States into exercising its Security Council veto power against the Palestinian application for UN membership, in order to support its claim that Washington maintains a double standard on the Middle East - defeating Palestinian independence on the one hand and preaching the Arab peoples' rights to oust their rulers in the name of independence, on the other.

Moscow, partnered actively by Mahmoud Abbas, would thus aim to strip the United States of its last vestiges of credibility in the Arab world.

The Language of Threats; joy turning to violence?
With no exit from this predicament, Washington and Jerusalem are resorting to the language of threats.

The Palestinians are warned by White House sources that unless they withdraw their application for UN recognition, they will face severe measures. They were given to understand that the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah stood to lose all or part of the half-billion dollars of its annual aid allocation.

Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz also warned Tuesday, Sept. 20, that Israel would consider halting the transfer of customs revenues to the PA.
Abbas and his party are putting a brave face on these threats. They say loss of income will not deter them from their drive for UN acceptance. The Palestinians say their Arab allies have pledged to make up any shortfall sustained in consequence of their UN initiative.

But they know as well as anyone that no Arab government aside from Saudi Arabia and some of the Arab Gulf emirates will make good on those pledges because they are all wholly preoccupied with the unrest sweeping their streets and have no time or cash to spare for the Palestinians.

Once the Abbas initiative is seen to be hanging fire, the situation on Palestinian home ground could turn nasty.

Ramallah, Wednesday, Sept. 21, saw the first large Palestinian gathering of several marches and rallies scheduled for the coming days to celebrate their approaching independence.

These demonstrations of joy, financed by Abbas and his associates out of the PA's half-empty coffers, are scheduled to climax with his speech Friday and roll on into Saturday.

However, once the penny drops and the Palestinian request is seen to be held up, these rallies may turn to violence against the security forces fielded both by Abbas and Israel to keep them within bounds and out of Israeli locations.

It is more than likely that Hamas, which rules the separate Palestinian Gaza Strip, the Islamic Jihad and Hizballah - both Iranian proxies – will turn the crowded streets into stages for mounting terrorist activity, without even waiting for instructions from Tehran and Damascus.

They would aim not just to punish Israel but to torpedo the Palestinian UN initiative which the rejectionists and extremists regard as a forbidden compromise on their claim to every inch of Palestinian soil and Israel's removal. They would also seek to challenge the credibility and potency of the Palestinian leader and his US-trained security legions.

This outlook will be further exacerbated when the Palestinian Authority, deprived of aid funds, cannot pay wages to civil and security personnel. Without pay, they may well vent their frustrations on the Palestinian Authority heads, especially Abbas, and Israel. No one can tell whether Syria, where Assad is in the last stages of suppressing the uprising against his regime, and Iran - through Hizballah, Hamas and Jihad Islami – will intervene.

With these fraught prospects in mind, it is no wonder that the Israeli Prime Minister delayed his takeoff for New York by 45 minutes Wednesday morning for an urgent conference at the airport with Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz.

Later Wednesday, he has an appointment at UN Center with President Obama.

Author:  justgrace [ Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:51 pm ]
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Yes, this is taking most of my time, day and night! Studying, reading, writing, and praying for Israel. I tend to be a bit compulsive, true. :wink:

But this is also to me a critical time in history. I want to be on the right side and help in some small way to protect this world from terrorism and anti-Semitism--that force of evil that united such divergent genocidal world dictators as Stalin and Hitler in the past century. Now it is Ahmadinejad, trying to take the "honors" of being the evil destroyer of the Jews. He, too, feels that would make him some sort of hero. I believe him devilish; he would believe eternally praised by Allah! I believe him demented; he believes he is the 12th Imam.

Here is an interesting development: Jordan voting to veto this Palestinian statehood. Why?

Well, I rather wonder if it is not the money. The PLO and PA have never been able to profit from real industry, for they mostly major in fighting. They are the poor neighbors. One reason people have survived better in the Jewish West Bank has been that their people have traveled to work in Jewish-run businesses and industry for years. Interestingly, the state of Israel funds the PA, along with the United States and recently Syria. Do you think this is the reason?

Here's the article:
Jordan to Oppose PA Statehood Bid
The Hashemite kingdom plans to oppose the Palestinian Authority bid for statehood at the United Nations in September.

By Gavriel Queenann
First Publish: 6/29/2011, 7:15 PM / Last Update: 6/29/2011, 9:33 PM

The Hashemite kingdom will vote against the Palestinian Authority's bid for a unilateral declaration of statehood by the United Nations in September, UAE-based al-Bayan reported Wednesday.
"Jordan's top national interests will be in danger if the Palestinian Authority declares statehood unilaterally – especially in everything related to the issue of refugees, water, Jerusalem, and the borders," a senior jordanian official told the paper on condition of anonymity.

The high-ranking official added a unilateral PA declaration of statehood at this time would be in Israel's best interest, as it wants the state to be established "within the borders of the separation fence" – a move that would effectively erase the border between the Jordan and Judea and Samaria, which the kingdom vehemently rejects.

Israel, however, has made it clear it intends to maintain control of the Jordan Valley - and with it the Israeli side of the Jordan river - as a necessary security buffer, leading some observers to suggest Aman is mischaracterizing Israel's stance in order to dilute criticism of looking after its own interests vis-a-vis the PA.

The decision to oppose the PA statehood bid is, according to the official, "the beginning of the exposure of Jordan's decision to publicly stand its ground before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas".

Jordan is reportedly also preparing to cancel identification papers provided for PA statesmen and their families in conformity to a 1988 decision by Jordan "to disengage from the West Bank and maintain Palestinian identity".

Observers, however, note the decision to cancel the identity cards now underscores the deterioration of relations between the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, also evidenced by the PAs decision to favor Egypt over Jordan as mediator in the recent Hamas-Fatah unity talks.

Author:  justgrace [ Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:41 am ]
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Ahmadinejad speech triggers walkout at UN assembly


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Ahmadinejad is known for his outspoken attacks on the West
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech has prompted a mass walkout at the United Nations General Assembly. His tirade against the West's misdeeds was true to form and delivered with a domestic audience in mind.

Delegates from the US and Europe staged a mass walk-out during a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly.

The US delegation walked out when Ahmadinejad accused Washington and its allies of threatening anyone who questioned the Holocaust and the September 11 attacks with sanctions and military actions. European Union delegations soon joined the exodus.

A French source told the AFP news agency that the departure had been coordinated and was planned to take place if Ahmadinejad called into question European nations for their 'support of Zionism' or referred to the Holocaust.

In the past, Ahmadinejad has often verbally attacked US foreign policy and support for Israel.

'Hypocrisy and deceit'

The Iranian leader also accused the US of using the September 11, 2001 attacks as a pretext for launching wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, "displacing millions with the ultimate goal of bringing into its domination the Middle East and its oil resources."

The speech also contained more general condemnation of what he called the West's "hypocrisy and deceit."

He claimed that the West condoned "drug trafficking and killing of innocent human beings" in pursuit of its "imperialistic goal."

However, Ahmadinejad did not comment on the Palestinian plan to ask the UN Security Council to recognize a state of Palestine. He also made no mention of the pro-democracy uprisings that have swept the Arab world this year.

His address did not refer to Tehran's disputed nuclear program either.

'Abhorrent anti-Semiticism'

The German delegation said it had left the assembly because of the "crude, anti-American, anti-Israeli and anti-West tirade by the Iranian president." A French spokesman called Ahmadinejad's attacks "unacceptable."

Mark Kornblau, spokesman for the US mission at the United Nations, condemned Ahamadinjad's remarks as "abhorrent anti-Semitic slurs and despicable conspiracy theories."

Before Ahmadinejad's speech, several hundred people protested against his presence at the General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting.

Ahmadinejad prompted a similar walkout at the 65th session of the UN General Assembly in September 2010 when he claimed that most people believed the US government was behind the September 11 attacks.

Author: Timothy Jones (AFP, Reuters)

Author:  justgrace [ Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:19 am ]
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In this blog by Joel Rosenberg, he explains why we must not get our eyes off of stopping this dangerous man--Ahmadinejad--and his evil plans to destroy the Jews and the USA.
Posted: September 23, 2011 by joelcrosenberg in Uncategorized

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not a world leader worthy of the world stage. He is the evil leader of a Shia Islamic death cult. He is building nuclear weapons. He is calling for the end of the world and the arrival of the Twelfth Imam. He aspires to be a mass murderer beyond the scale of Adolf Hitler. He deserves to be in prison, or an insane asylum, and his speech Thursday before the United Nations General Assembly was further proof, if any more were needed.

Did you see Ahmadinejad’s apocalyptic address, or read the full text? You should. It’s instructive.

This is exactly why I write books like The Tehran Initiative and The Twelfth Imam. This is why I’m hosting “The Gathering Storm” simulcast on October 22nd – because I’m trying to wake up the American people, trying to get people all over the world to understand just how dangerous this lunatic and his murderous Iranian regime really are and to start praying and fasting and seeking the Lord to bring this Iranian regime down, protect Israel, and give us world leaders who understand the times and know what their countries should do. Yet by and large the world — and even much of the Church — is fast asleep to the gathering storm on the horizon.

Read Ahmadinejad’s speech. You won’t find it re-printed in the major newspapers. It was pitifully covered by the media, not carefully or properly analyzed. Like Hitler’s speeches in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s, Ahmadinejad isn’t hiding what he believes. He’s pretty clear. He denied the Holocaust. He blasted the U.S. for bringing Osama Bin Laden to justice. He blamed the terrorist attacks 9/11 on the U.S. government. He insisted that his so-called messiah known as “Imam al-Mahdi” or the Twelfth Imam is coming soon. He insisted Jesus Christ will come with the Mahdi to take over the world. He called for a one-world government when he called for “the shared and collective management of the world.”

Consider these excerpts: “This movement is certainly on its rightful path of creation, ensuring a promising future for humanity. A future that will be built when humanity initiates to trend the path of the divine prophets and the righteous under the leadership of Imam al-Mahdi, the Ultimate Savior of mankind and the inheritor to all divine messengers and leaders and to the pure generation of our great Prophet. The creation of a supreme and ideal society with the arrival of a perfect human being who is a true and sincere lover of all human beings, is the guaranteed promise of Allah. He will come alongside with Jesus Christ to lead the freedom and justice lovers to eradicate tyranny and discrimination, and promote knowledge, peace, justice freedom and love across the world. He will present to every single individual all the beauties of the world and all good things which bring happiness for humankind.”

So what’s the world doing to stop him? Precious little. Yes, some world diplomats walked out of Ahmadinejad’s speech. Big deal. They walked softly, but where is the big stick? Why aren’t they taking decisive action to stop Iran from building, buying or stealing nuclear weapons and the ballistic missile systems to deliver them? Time is running out. Once Iran has the Islamic Bomb, does anyone really believe they won’t use it against the U.S. and Israel, either directly or through terrorist surrogates?

Rather than stopping Iran from getting the Bomb, however, the leaders of the world — including our own President — are hyper-focused on pressuring Israel to divide Jerusalem and divide the Land of Israel and create a corrupt and dangerous Palestinian state co-led by the missile-firing Hamas terrorist group. Don’t get me wrong: the Israeli-Palestinian issue is an important one, and it should be treated seriously and carefully. But it’s not the most important issue in the Middle East today. The murderous, apocalyptic Iranian regime and its race for nuclear weapons is Issue #1, 2 and 3. We would be fools not to take decision action while we still can.

My new political thriller, The Tehran Initiative, is about what could happen if the world doesn’t take decisive action soon. What if Iran gets the Bomb? What if Iran’s leaders are about to use nuclear weapons? What if Israel launches a pre-emptive military strike against Iran? What would the world look like, and what would America do? I think such questions make for chilling fiction.

Unfortunately, the scenario is all too real. Ahmadinejad’s apocalyptic address just made that abundantly clear. It was his most blistering attack on the U.S., Israel, Europe and the West he’s ever delivered at the United Nations. Every year Ahmadinejad feels more and more emboldened because he says the most evil and sickening things one year but the world takes no action to stop this Farsi-speaking Hitler. Shame on such world leaders. They are leading us down a very dangerous path.

Author:  justgrace [ Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:37 pm ]
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What is expected to happen today in the United Nations General Assembly? And what will it mean to the future of Israel and a Palestinian state?

Op-Ed: The True Meaning of September
Published: Thursday, September 22, 2011 12:36 PM
The UN Charter does not grant the General Assembly the power to establish states, and[b] the idea that Israel owes its existence to a UN vote is a misconception.

Dr. Emmanuel Navon

Puzzling tension -

The mounting diplomatic tension over the upcoming UN vote on Palestinian statehood is somewhat puzzling since this vote already took place twice.

On December 15, 1988, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution with an overwhelming majority (104 in favor, 2 against, and 36 abstentions) calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state on the entire West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The General Assembly passed a similar resolution on December 18, 2008. The new resolution expected to pass in the General Assembly will thus be redundant.

It will also be irrelevant since General Assembly resolutions are not binding in international law. They are mere recommendations. The UN Charter does not grant the General Assembly the power to establish states, and the idea that Israel owes its existence to a UN vote is a misconception.

British Mandate recommendation passed, rejected -

On November 29, 1947, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation of UNSCOP (United Nations Special Committee on Palestine) to divide the British Mandate between a Jewish state and an Arab state. This was a mere recommendation that became moot as soon as it was passed since the Arab League rejected it flatly and since the Arab armies attacked the nascent Jewish state.

Security Council recommendation needed -

Nor can the General Assembly accept a new member state without the Security Council’s recommendation. Kosovo (which is recognized by 75 countries) is not a UN member because Russia is blocking its membership at the Security Council.

The US Government has already announced that it will veto the admission of “Palestine” at the UN without a prior peace agreement with Israel. France and Britain, for their part, are wavering. Yet, even without a US veto, how can the Security Council accept a state that has not been declared and therefore doesn’t exist?

States must be declared and be declarable -
States need to be declared by their leaders. Were Abbas to do so, he would blatantly violate Article 31 of the Oslo Agreement ("Neither side shall initiate or take any step that will change the status of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip pending the outcome of the Permanent Status negotiations"). Once the Oslo Agreement is officially cancelled by the Palestinian Authority (PA), Israel will be free to act unilaterally as well (it probably will).

The PA does not meet all the legal criteria to become a state:
- (i.e. a permanent population;
- a defined territory;
- a government;
- the ability to interact diplomatically with other governments).
- The PA’s territory is not defined; it is disputed.
- There never was a Palestinian state before;
- there never was a border between Israel and Jordan between 1949 and 1967 but a “temporary armistice line” defined as such in the Rhodes Agreements;
- and UN Security Council Resolution 242 does not require from Israel a withdrawal to those arbitrary and indefensible lines.

Moreover, there isn’t one Palestinian government but two: a PLO government in Ramallah and a Hamas government in Gaza. This is why Abbas tried to reach a deal with Hamas, but this deal fell through.

A Palestinian statehood declaration at this point would thus be illegal, and a General Assembly resolution will be both redundant and meaningless. And yet, the expected UN vote will have far-reaching political and moral consequence, especially if European countries decide to endorse it.

Palestinian Authority continually refuses negotiations -
The PA Chairman complains about the absence of negotiations with Israel while he is the one who has refused to talk to Israel for the past two years. His behavior is remindful of the famous anecdote in which a man murders his parents and then asks the Judge for mercy on the ground that he is an orphan.

The true reason why Abbas has opted for unilateralism is that he has come to realize that Israel will not sign a peace agreement that includes the so-called Palestinian “right of return.” Abbas also knows that Western governments stand with Israel on that issue, because the Palestinian definition of the so-called “right of return” would turn Israel into a bi-national state with an Arab majority, while the Palestinian state will not tolerate a single Jew
(Abbas explicitly said so recently). The “two-state solution” and the “right of return” are mutually exclusive.

Unilateralism unacceptable and harmful -

Unilateralism will enable the Palestinians to obtain statehood (even virtually and illegally) without having to pay the price demanded by Israel and the West, i.e. making peace with Israel and abandoning the so-called “right of return.” Unilateralism, then, will perpetuate the conflict and will legitimize the idea that accepting and recognizing Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is no longer a condition and a requirement for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

UN members who will vote in favor of the Palestinian move at the General Assembly will in effect be accomplice to the perpetuation of the conflict and to the de facto denial of the Jewish people’s right to self-determination.

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The writer founded The Navon-Levy Group, an international business consultancy. He teaches at Tel-Aviv University's Abba Eban Graduate Program for Diplomacy Studies, authoredf From Israel with Hope, is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Communication at Bar-Ilan University, a board member of EMET (a Washington-based pro-Israel think tank), and an Associate with the Ariel Research Center for Defense and Communication.

Author:  justgrace [ Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:51 pm ]
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"I'm a Palestinian Protesting in Support of Israel"
A PA Arab named Mazen took part in the pro-Israel rally outside the UN. "I came here to say that I love and support Israel."
(See video)

By Elad Benari & Hezki Ezra
First Publish: 9/23/2011, 2:15 AM

As President Barack Obama gave his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, a pro-Israel rally was taking place outside.

One of the participants in the rally was a Palestinian Authority Arab named Mazen, who also came to demonstrate in support of Israel.

Wearing a white shirt which read “shalom, peace, salam,” Mazen told Arutz Sheva that he was born in 1971 in Ramallah “in the nation of Israel.”

“I come here today to stand before my Jewish brothers, to stand in front of the United Nations, to stand for Israel and to tell Israel how much I love it,” he said, adding that he came “to tell Israel, as a Palestinian Christian believer: I’m not your enemy. I love you.”

“I will continue to pray for Israel and support Israel,” said Mazen.

Author:  justgrace [ Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:00 pm ]
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The September standoff over Israel has come to an end, at least at the United Nations in New York. Of course, nothing was resolved. But at least we are thankful that no resolution for a unilateral Palestinian state was granted, at least for now. The problem and negotiations have been pushed forward...

Following UN Speeches: Quartet Sets Timetable for Talks
Quartet sets new timetable for talks between Israel and the PA: proposals within three months and substantial progress within six months.

By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 9/24/2011, 12:47 AM ... n2_FtSZs-0

The Middle East Quartet published on Friday a new timetable for re-launching negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

According to Reuters, the Quartet, which comprises the United Nations, the European Union, the United States and Russia, said in a statement it would like to see comprehensive proposals within three months on issues of territory and security, and substantial progress within six months.

Israel’s Channel 10 News added that the Quartet’s timetable calls for a first meeting between Israeli and PA representatives to take place within four weeks. According to the report, during this meeting the two sides will express their commitment to a timetable which will see a peace agreement reached by the end of 2012.

The Quartet’s statement says that following the six-month progress period, the Quartet will hold an international conference in Moscow in which it will conduct consultations with both parties. A donors’ conference is also being planned, Channel 10 said, in which world countries will express their support for a Palestinian state led by the current Fatah Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad.

The Quartet’s representatives called Israel and the PA to refrain from what they termed “provocative actions” in order to ensure the effectiveness of the negotiation process. The Quartet members stressed that they intend to remain actively committed to the process and hold meetings with the parties on a regular basis.

The statement also notes that the Quartet recognizes the PA’s achievements in preparing its state institutions and promises that the Quartet members will review the steps they can take to be actively involved in the PA’s state institutions.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton later said that the Quartet proposal was a concrete one and urged the sides to seize the opportunity to negotiate.

“The United States is very pleased that the Quartet was able to issue a statement today with a concrete and detailed proposal to begin a negotiation between the Israelis and the Palestinians without delay or pre-condition,” Clinton was quoted by Reuters as having told reporters.

“The Quartet proposal represents the firm conviction of the international community that a just and lasting peace can only come through communications between the parties,” she added.

Channel 10 reported that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s office has not yet responded to the Quartet statement. Netanyahu’s spokesman, Roni Sofer, told Channel 10 that Netanyahu’s office is studying the contents of the statement.

The Quartet’s statement came following the speech given by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas which officially launched the PA’s unilateral statehood bid to the UN.

Abbas used the speech to attack Israel and blame it for “occupying Palestinian territories” for 63 years. Netanyahu later gave a speech of his own, in which he publicly extended his hand for peace and urged Abbas to return to the negotiations table.

Why is it I cannot trust Hillary Clinton or President Obama to stand firmly for our ally, Israel? The statements of President Obama back in May of this year, to shrink Israel's borders to the 1967 borders and give Jerusalem to the Muslim control, keeps coming to mind! :(

Most of the world opposes our small but important ally, a nation that God deeded to the Jewish people. Surely He will intervene to save them! Their Arab neighbors have no love for them or for the United States, our freedom of religion and other personal freedoms. They are calling for a Jewish-free state, which means eliminating all Jews and destroying all their homes in Judea and Samaria. We cannot allow a Palestinian state under terrorist leaders that would do this.

Please pray that these evils never come about. Jerusalem must not be given to Muslim terrorists, who would destroy all religious sites of Christians and Jews. They already have made the ancient King Solomon Stables into a shooting range and the Jewish cemeteries into latrines in the Muslim sector.

How we need a President Huckabee to bring some common sense to our foreign policy! We need to lead through strength, not by capitulation and surrender

Author:  justgrace [ Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Support Israel

Unrest and Upheaval in the Middle East

My concerns now are this:

1. What sorts of pressure will this administration place upon Israel to cave in to the PLO demands? Will Israel be forced to destroy settlements in the West Bank? He wants Jerusalem for a Muslim state capital. Will he be successful?

2. Because of Obama's gross mishandling of the Middle East, especially in encouraging the uprising of an Arab Spring that has not promoted true democracy, but only the overthrow of governments, the spigot of unrest he helped open will not be easily closed.

3. Because, on the one hand, President Obama encourages the Muslim Arabs in eastern part of Israel (I am trying not to use the inaccurate term: Palestine), led by terrorist organizations like Hamas, Fatah, and Hizbollah, and on the other hand is falsely assuring Israel's "security" (not statehood), he is placing himself in the realm of instability: "A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." In other words, which statements can we trust?

4. Due to this double-speak, trying to appease all sides, American policy has promised too much to the people of the West Bank of the Jordan River. They have been roused by internet messages from Islamic Arab leaders (Iran is actually Persian) and urged to "kill every Jew." They have been led to expect a Palestinian state as the result of the UN meetings. Even the state of Jordan is upset with them. Violence will rise, along with attacks on Israelis, because of false promises.

5. The process that goes on of trying to solve the Israeli "problem" by the world will not work for the benefit of Israel. It never has. But this is God's people, their ancient land, and our best ally. We are in great jeopardy if we do not help Israel to be safe and thrive in their own land. Remember that in many ways World War II started and was fed because of anti-Semitism. World War I resulted in the overthrow of the Ottoman Empire (a Muslim-run empire) among other changes in Europe, Asia, and northern Africa.

I want to be fair to our President and Secretary of State, but it is very hard to be positive about Israel's future or America's, for that matter. Many, many of us believe that if we do not stand for Israel, God will not stand for us. And, unlike many in the West Bank and among leadership of the Muslim extremists, we do not long for their destruction but for their redemption. Then, like the "Palestinian Arab" in the You-tube video above, there can be freedom for the individual under the Israeli state.

I have noticed so many stories of increased violence in Israel as a result of the United Nations hoopla over a Palestinian state. So please stay tuned for more stories. The powder keg that is the Middle East bears careful watching and care. And a President (like Huckabee) who understands the dynamics and dangers to Israel and American freedom and security.

Author:  justgrace [ Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Support Israel

As feared, Palestinian Authority and the terrorist groups they heed are talking now of "Arab Spring" in the West Bank area. Note in paragraph two what PA Pres. Mahmoud Abbas wants. And why would the police cover-up the rock attacks on citizens?


'Palestine Spring' Rock Attack Hurts Jewish Boy in Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority Arabs scored another rock attack victim Sunday evening, this one in Jerusalem. A boy was injured in Maale Zeitim.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 9/26/2011, 2:13 AM

Less than 48 hours after murdering a man and his baby in a rock attack on Highway 60, Palestinian Authority Arabs showed the type of state they want to declare when they scored another “victory” over a child in another "Palestinian Spring" attack, this one in Jerusalem.

A young Jewish boy was wounded in a hail of sharp-edged rocks hurled by PA Arabs in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Maale Zeitim, on the Mount of Olives. The boy received medical care at the scene, while Israel Police began searching the area for the attackers.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas returned to a hero's welcome in Ramallah earlier in the day Sunday after demanding the United Nations Security Council recognize the PA as a sovereign nation and grant the entity "full membership" in the international body. He announced to the thousands of cheering Arabs that he was launching the "Palestinian Spring" -- claiming it would be one of "non-violent means" -- a short-lived claim, it seems - to cement the PA's claims to all of Judea, Samaria and parts of Jerusalem restored to Israel's capital in the 1967 Six Day War.

On the same day Abbas was making his "demands" at the podium of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, terrorists in a car on Highway 60 hurled a large, deadly sharp-edged rock at the windshield of 25-year-old Asher Palmer, smashing the driver square in the face and sending his car careening out of control. He and his 10-month-old son Yonatan were killed in what police initially reported to be a "motor vehicle accident" -- but what settlers immediately and correctly suspected had been a terror attack.

On Sunday, hundreds of mourners expressed outrage at the funeral for Palmer and his baby son, livid over the news that police had apparently covered up the fact that an Arab terrorist rock attack had been responsible for the deaths to keep the area quiet while the Prime Minister was in New York.

Adding insult to injury, Arabs from the nearby village of Beit Anoun hurled rocks at the mourners as they walked the road to Kiryat Arba during the funeral. IDF soldiers were sent to the scene and used riot control measures to disperse the mob.

“The rock throwing has become unbearable,” said Kiryat Arba local municipal council head Malachi Levinger. “We demand that security forces find a way to completely end this phenomenon.”

Rock attacks? Well, there are plenty of rocks in Israel! But will there be the security the police need to provide? This is the nature of terrorism, to attack the innocent children and feel no remorse.

Author:  justgrace [ Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Support Israel

Another way that the Israeli situation has been represented for years by their enemies is in calling those Jews who lived in Hevron for centuries now as "settlers," making it sound like they have no claim to their own land.

I like the way that Israelis are using a peaceful method to counter the lies and raise awareness of Jews in Judea and Samaria (which the Arabs call Palestine or the West Bank).

‘Settlers’ Begin Pro-Israel Campaign in Arab Areas
Jews in the Hevron area, described as ”settlers" by most media, post pro-Israel signs on the highway frequently attacked by Arabs.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 9/26/2011, 3:28 PM

Jews in the Hevron area, described as ”settlers’ by most media, post pro-Israel signs on the highway frequently attacked by Arab and where a rock-throwing terrorist caused the deaths of a father and baby son last Friday

Instead of carrying out violent “price tag” operations against Arabs, Hevron area residents hung posters and slogans on Highway 60, which connects Jerusalem with Gush Etzion and Hevron, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency.

Among the slogans were, "This is the land of our fathers and grandfathers," and "This is the Land of Israel." The posters also were displayed in Jerusalem neighborhoods predominantly populated by Arabs.

Ma'an said some of the posters also threatened violence against Arabs, but unlike actions following recent terrorist attacks, Jewish residents’ response to last Friday’s deadly rock-throwing was bitter but generally quiet.

A pro-Israel campaign in Arab areas is an innovation that spreads the message to Arabs of the historic and current Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria.

Meanwhile, Israel’s mainstream media have not pursued an investigation of why the IDF and police initially declared that Friday’s deaths were a result of a “traffic accident” allegedly caused by speeding. Similarly, Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch has not questioned the initial reaction by police.

Earlier this year, after a violent pre-dawn raid on an outpost in Samaria, he did not investigate police who initially said that no rubber bullets or violence were used but later were forced to change their explanation following video evidence to the contrary.

Author:  justgrace [ Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Support Israel

This is what "Arab Spring" is looking like when aimed at the people of Israel. Tired of waiting on the UN, the PLO leaders now call for violence.

Palestinian Authority Arabs Resume Terror, Soldiers Foil Attack
Soldiers at a checkpoint near Kfar Saba Sunday morning foiled a Palestinian Authority Arab’s attempt to stab them. He was shot and wounded.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 6/19/2011, 2:41 PM / Last Update: 6/19/2011, 3:00 PM
Soldiers at a checkpoint near Kfar Saba Sunday morning foiled a Palestinian Authority Arab’s attempt to stab them while shouting “Allahu Akhbar ("Allah is great"). The soldiers were not injured.

The attempted murder of the soldiers occurred near the Arab city of Kalkilya and on the main highway connecting Kfar Saba, located in the northern Tel Aviv metropolitan area, with communities in Samaria (Shomron).

Alert soldiers shot at the terrorist in self-defense, wounding him moderately. Israeli medics for Magen David Adom (MDA) treated the terrorist at the scene and then rushed him to Beilinson Hospital-Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikvah.
[Would the PLO have tried to save the wounded Jewish soldier?]

Several hours earlier, a senior leader of Hamas, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' new partner in a unity government, said that the best way for Arabs to overcome Israel is to use violence. Khalil al-Hayya added that diplomatic measures, such as turning to the United Nations to recognize the Palestinian Authority as an independent country, are a "mirage” and a waste of time, the Associated Press reported.

Abbas had told English-speaking media that he does not favor violence, but Palestinian Authority documented speeches and statements in the Arabic-language media have memorialized suicide terrorists and promoted incitement.

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