Prophecy Sign: Dividing the Holy Land
I will gather all nations and bring them down to the
. There I will put
them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Valley
of Jehoshaphat Israel,
because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land. Joel
Israel fears EU Parliament will recognize Palestine
The European Parliament plans to hold a vote on Thursday on a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, following
official decision to do so and symbolic votes in Spain,
the UK and Ireland.
The moves reflect mounting frustration in the EU at Israel's
expanding settlement program on land the Palestinians want for a state
following the collapse of US-sponsored peace talks. Israel
is working to foil the decision, with officials warning that if the motion
passes, the country will view Europe’s decision as
anti-Israeli. The parties behind the initiative are the Socialists and
Democrats Group (S&D) and the Unified European Left Party (GUE).
officially recognized the state of Sweden
in October, the Social Democrats announced its widespread support of the move,
and the president of the center-left party stated that such a decision would be
the only solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that it would
benefit both parties. Palestine
UN Chief: More Countries Will Recognize 'Palestine'
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon predicted on Monday that the “momentum” of countries recognizing the “state of Palestine” will grow. Ban, who spoke before a UN committee on Palestinian rights, urged Israel and the Palestinian Authority to "step back from the brink" and return to peace talks. "The Israeli and Palestinian people face a shared fate on shared land. There is no erasing the other," Ban said, according to the AFP news agency. "Governments and parliaments are taking action. That momentum will grow," said Ban, referring to recent moves by governments in Europe to recognize “Palestine”.
The Lethality of De-Judaizing Jerusalem
Those in the West who are urging Israel “to redivide Jerusalem by relinquishing its holy sites,” Dore cautioned, “may well believe that they are lowering the flames of radical Islamic rage, but in fact they will only be turning up those flames to heights that have not been seen before.” If the State Department and other Western diplomats are intent on mollifying the Arab street by pressuring Israel to divide Jerusalem as a peace offering to the Palestinians, it may well be setting into motion the exact opposite result—a jihadist, apocalyptic movement invigorated by the misguided diplomacy of the West that, once more, asks Israel to sacrifice its security and nationhood so that Islamists can realize their own imperial and theological ambitions at the Jewish state’s expense.
Netanyahu: Recognition of Israel as nation state of Jews is basis for future peace accord
Recognition of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people is the basis of any future peace accord, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, responding to critics both domestic and abroad claiming that the controversial “Jewish state” legislation will water down the country's democratic character. “Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people,” Netanyahu said during a meeting with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka as part of the annual government-to-government meeting between Israeli and Czech cabinet ministers. “Israel is an exemplary democratic country – that is the way it was and the way it will be. A country that anchors personal equal rights for each of its citizens.”
Hamas Threatens 'Holy War' Over Jewish State Law
Hamas has an opinion on the 'Jewish State Law' making rounds in the Knesset, Channel 2 reports Tuesday - claiming that the law could provoke a "holy war." "The law sounds an alarm regarding Israel's ambitions in the region, and threatens to bring about a religious war," Hamas representatives in Gaza threatened Sunday. "The Israeli occupation is trying to protect Zionist myths and take control of Arab-populated areas, steal resources and humiliate [Palestinians]," it claimed. Hamas also appealed the international community to crack down on Israel for considering the law, which is claimed is "racist."