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ISRAEL CELEBRATED ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY AS A REBORN NATION
By John D. Barela - Today, The Bible and You - May 25, 2018 - Israel celebrated its 70th anniversary, as a reborn nation on Monday, May 14, 2018. Many Christians see the miracle of Israel, as the long-awaited fulfillment of the prophesied return of the Jewish People to their divinely given homeland.
"But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. For indeed I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown. I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited, and the ruins rebuilt. "- Ezek 36:8-10 (NKJV)
Many students of Bible prophecy can't help but notice the converging End-times signs prophesied in the Bible, which will culminate with several events, chiefly the return of Jesus Christ. Before this can occur, many have longed to see the Jewish people return to their ancient homeland, which officially became a State on May 14, 1948.
The miraculous return of the Jewish people to their homeland, after nearly 2000 years of dispersion throughout the world, it was indeed a miracle! The very term "The wandering Jew" became an idiom of the Jewish plight and their endless struggle without a homeland, and it all the more reflects how much of a miracle it was.
The Jewish people made quarters for themselves in the dispersed lands they found themselves, often thriving, they built entire communities of commerce, education, and faith. Cont'd: http://www.cephas-israel-watch.com/?p=281

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WHO WILL SIGN THE SEVEN YEAR PEACE AGREEMENT?
By John D. Barela - Today, The Bible & You - June 2018 Newsletter - June 11, 2018 - admin the Royals
June 2018 Today's Front Page "A prophetic Appointment with Destiny?
Better late than never. For the first time since British Mandatory rule ended seven decades ago, a member of the royal family - Prince William - is scheduled to make a visit to Israel.
Prince William to "confirm" Covenant with Israel from the Past: Cont'd:
http://www.cephas-israel-watch.com/?p=297

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PRINCE CHARLES TO ATTEND EVENT FOR ISRAEL'S 70TH AT LONDON'S ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Event this week to feature music and dance performances by Israeli artists, with Balkan Beat Box as headliner
By MICHAEL BACHNER - May 23, 2018 - President Reuven Rivlin, left, meets with Britain's Prince Charles following the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, September 30, 2016. (Gali Tibbon, Pool via AP)
Prince Charles will be the guest of honor at Israel’s 70th anniversary celebrations on Thursday at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall for a concert showing off the wide range of influences on Israel music.
The event is being headlined by eclectic collective Balkan Beat Box performing its latest project, which expands on its signature mix of world music, jazz, electronica and hip-hop. “We are looking forward to premiering our new project, together with other superb performers from Israel,” said Balkan Beat Box drummer Tamir Muscat in a statement. Cont'd:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/prince-charles-to-attend-event-for-israels-70th-at-londons-royal-albert-hall/

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PRINCE WILLIAM ROYAL VISIT TO HOLY LAND JUNE 25
Shaking My Head Productions - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDRlmX1h2z0
June 8, 2018 - Prince William due in Israel, PA on June 25 for first ever official royal visit
During trip to Jordan, Israel and West Bank, Duke of Cambridge to meet Netanyahu, Rivlin and Abbas -- and may get inked in Jerusalem's Old City. Marking the first-ever visit to Israel by a member of Great Britain’s royal family, Prince William will arrive in Tel Aviv on Monday, June 25, Kensington Palace announced in a statement released early on Friday.
Besides Israel, the Duke of Cambridge will also visit Jordan and the Palestinian territories. “The visit is at the request of Her Majesty’s Government and has been welcomed by the Jordanian, Israeli, and Palestinian authorities,” the statement read. https://www.timesofisrael.com/prince-... Prince William House of Windsor Royal Coat of Arms Examined. Cont'd:
https://youtu.be/4EJP4ClCRcI

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SONG: YERUSHALAYIM SHEL ZAHAV - OFRA HAZA (LIVE)
awegedebe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72QC8EGnxTw

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‘YOU HAVE MADE HISTORY': NETANYAHU HAILS TRUMP AT JERUSALEM EMBASSY OPENING
'You can only build peace upon truth,' PM says at ceremony inaugurating new mission in capital; Rivlin thanks US counterpart for keeping promise
By Michael Bachner and TOI staff
May 14, 2018 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday praised Donald Trump for “making history by recognizing history” at a ceremony dedicating the new US embassy in Jerusalem, while President Reuven Rivlin thanked the US president for “keeping his promise.” “What a glorious day,” Netanyahu told the crowd at the new embassy building in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Arnona. “Remember this moment, this is history. President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history.” “Today, the embassy of the most powerful country on earth, our friend and ally, the United States of America, opens in Jerusalem,” he exclaimed.
Some 800 guests attended the embassy dedication. Representing the US at the opening were US Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump, and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt. US Ambassador David Friedman was presiding over the dedication ceremony. “We have no better friends in the world,” Netanyahu told the American guests. Addressing Kushner and Ivanka Trump, he said, “Your presence here today is a testament to the importance of this occasion,” and thanked them for their “pursuit of peace.” [...]
“In Jerusalem, King David established Jerusalem as a capital 3,000 years ago,” Netanyahue continued. “King Solomon later built the Temple, and over 2,000 years later, we got to hear the sentence ‘The Temple Mount is in our hands.’ We are here in Jerusalem, and we are here to stay. “We are here to celebrate another historic moment in the history of this city,” he said, comparing the relocation of the embassy to the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. “Thank you, President Trump, for making the bond between us stronger than ever,” Netanyahu said. “Ambassador Friedman, thanks for everything you do to bring our countries closer than ever. You are the first US ambassador to serve your country from Jerusalem, and that is an immense honor.
“This is a good day for peace too. You can only build peace upon truth, and the truth is that Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years,” he said. “May the opening of this embassy spread the truth far and wide.”
President Rivlin spoke earlier at the ceremony. “’Our feet were standing, within your gates in the gates of Jerusalem,’ the capital of Israel,” he said, quoting from Psalm 122. “For three thousand years, the Jewish people kept their faith in Jerusalem. For three thousand years we prayed for Jerusalem, and since the establishment of the State of Israel 70 years ago, Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel.
“The State of Israel’s commitment to Jerusalem is not only a commitment to the history of the Jewish people, but it is also a commitment to all residents of Jerusalem,” he continued. “Jerusalem is a microcosm of our ability, Jews and Arabs, to live together. The unity of Jerusalem is also seen in that all living in the city are equal.
“As of this happy day, Jerusalem is also home to the embassy to Israel of the United States of America, thank God,” Rivlin said, thanking the US Congress and its members from both parties “for their love and support for Israel.”
“In every US election, every presidential candidate has promised to move the American embassy to Jerusalem,” he added. “Finally, we have a leader who promised it and also kept his promise. And for this, we give thanks that we have arrived at this place at this time.
“President Trump, the Israeli people thank you for keeping your word, for your courage, for your determination, and for your firm, unwavering stand alongside the State of Israel,” he concluded. “We hope and expect that other nations will follow your path and your leadership. We will continue to safeguard Jerusalem, as the city of peace, as a city home to all those of faith. A city of all its residents and citizens, of all religions and communities, who share together one city, which is so greatly loved.”
Jerusalem’s status is perhaps the thorniest issue in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel considers the entire city its capital, while the Palestinians see its eastern neighborhoods as the capital of their future state.
Trump announced on December 6, 2017, that he was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would move the embassy there from Tel Aviv. The development delighted the Israeli government, but angered Palestinians who want the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
Most European countries have slammed Trump’s move as not in line with international consensus, preferring to wait on recognizing the city until the status of Jerusalem is finalized in talks with the Palestinians. Before and during the ceremony, deadly Hamas-spurred clashes raged between Palestinians and Israeli security forces on the Gaza Strip border.
Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry said dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire amid mass protests on the border in commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba Day, which marks the “catastrophe” of Israel’s founding 70 years ago. The Israeli military said Hamas was making repeated efforts to breach the border, which it was repelling. Cont'd:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/you-have-made-history-netanyahu-hails-trump-at-jerusalem-embassy-opening/

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SPECIAL REPORT: “US EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM”
(Prophetic Times) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sk7R5X-bBo

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WHO ARE THE REAL OWNERS OF ISRAEL? NOT ROTHSCHILDS
Cindy Garay - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz2kTfamRQk

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UNITED NATIONS — THE US WILL "UNQUESTIONABLY" VETO AN ARAB-BACKED RESOLUTION THAT ASKS THE UN CHIEF TO PROPOSE MEASURE TO ENSURE "INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION" FOR PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS, AMBASSADOR NICKI HALEY SAID THURSDAY
Diplomats say the measure could come up for a vote as early as Friday.
The vote was initially expected Thursday evening, but diplomats said it would be delayed after the US proposed changes.
The Kuwait-sponsored draft demands a halt to “the use of any excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force” by the Israeli military. It also “deplores the firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli civilian areas.” Haley and Israel’s UN ambassador, Danny Danon, sharply criticized the draft for not mentioning Hamas, the terror group that rules Gaza.
US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley attends a UN Security Council meeting, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 13, 2018. ( AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL) “It is a grossly one-sided approach that is morally bankrupt and would only serve to undermine ongoing efforts toward peace between the Israelis and Palestinians,” Haley said in a statement Thursday evening. “There is not one single mention of Hamas in the resolution, when Hamas is chiefly responsible for the recent violence in Gaza.” Cont'd: https://www.timesofisrael.com/security-council-delays-vote-on-measure-urging-protection-for-palestinians/


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ISRAEL UNVAILS PLAN TO PUMP BILLIONS INTO NEGLECTED ARAB AREAS OF EAST JERUSALEM
srael unveils plan to pump billions into neglected Arab areas of East Jerusalem Education, infrastructure and jobs program called 'most comprehensive attempt' yet to narrow gap between Arab and Jewish parts of city
By AP - June 1, 2018 - The government on Thursday unveiled what it billed as a groundbreaking program to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in long-neglected Palestinian neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.
The “Leading Change” program aims to reduce the huge social gaps between the Palestinian neighborhoods and the overwhelmingly Jewish western part of the city. Palestinian neighborhoods suffer from poor infrastructure, neglect and subpar public services, and nearly 80 percent of the city’s Palestinian families live in poverty. The program will invest NIS 2 billion, or $560 million, in three core areas: education, infrastructure, and helping Palestinian women enter the work force. The money will be spent on a variety of programs, including nine pilot projects, in the coming five years, with the aim of attracting further government and private investment down the road. Cont'd:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-unveils-plan-to-pump-billions-into-neglected-east-jerusalem/

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By Craig Huey - May 31, 2018 - The progressive media, the UN, and many U.S. politicians are attacking Israel … as the Palestinians have escalated their all-out assault against the existence of the Jewish nation. There are vast differences between our western culture and the cultures of the Middle East and the Far East … and it’s important that we understand and respect those differences. If you want to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, learn those differences.
If you travel to Israel, you should know those differences… When you pray for the peace of Jerusalem, know those differences. Here are 10 truths you should know about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – which is really a Jewish-Arab conflict – that progressive politicians and the media deliberately hide or distort:
1. The conflict between the Jews and the Arabs was predicted in the Old Testament book of Genesis. Abraham was the father of both Ishmael – the ancestor of the Arabs – and Isaac – the ancestor of the Jewish people. Isaac was the son God had promised to give Abraham and his wife Sarah in their old age … he was born when Abraham was 100 and Sarah was 90. Ishmael was born 14 years earlier, when Sarah became impatient waiting for God’s promise … and decided to take matters into her own hands by giving her Egyptian maid to Abraham as a surrogate wife… This was a common practice in the Middle East in those days … if a man’s wife was barren. In Genesis 16:11, an angel appeared to Hagar –the Egyptian maid – before Ishmael was born … and told her what to name her son… Then the angel describes Ishmael in verse 12: Cont'd: https://www.electionforum.org/israel/israel-under-attack-10-surprising-truths-about-the-israeli-
palestinian-conflict-the-media-is-hiding-or-distorting/

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THE THIRD TEMPLE MODEL
May 22, 2018 - Cont'd: http://yehezkeel.narod.ru/index/downloads/0-4
http://ezekiel-temple.narod.ru/index/downloads/0-11#download
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Wd190FK6M

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THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM WILL BE REBUILT!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJiBu79Bids


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ISRAEL NEWS.... THIRD TEMPLE.... MAY 23, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSwCJje8LKI

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PROPHECY UPDATE:TRUMP ABOUT TO ANNOUNCE THE PEACE DEAL
SHOFAR MINISTRIES - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuga5kzEoLo

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IRAN AND ISRAEL HOLD TALKS IN JORDAN
May 28, 2018 - Israeli News Live
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A99BTmraPjg

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SUFFERING CHEST PAINS, ABBAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A WEEK
Sources say PA leader had trouble walking, has fever and may have pneumonia; his office says he is following up on ear surgery from last week
By TOI STAFF - 20 May 20, 2018 - Image: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks at a press conference in Istanbul, December 13, 2017. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was taken to a Ramallah hospital Sunday for the third time in a week.
Sources told Israel’s Channel 10 and the AFP news agency that he was suffering from chest pains. A Palestinian official told the Associated Press Abbas had a fever. He was still hospitalized on Sunday evening.
Israel’s Channel 10 news said he was rushed to the hospital, and that eyewitnesses said he “had trouble walking” and even “needed artificial respiration” at the hospital. The TV report stressed that the hospital had not confirmed this.
The report quoted hospital sources saying Abbas had a chest infection, and had been given antibiotics.
His office said Abbas was undergoing a followup examination after having surgery in his ear Tuesday, and that doctors said he was in “satisfactory” condition. A PA source earlier Sunday told the Ynet news website the Palestinian leader had been suffering from chest pains. “It might be pneumonia,” the source said. “He’s being examined at the hospital.” Cont'd:
https://www.timesofisrael.com/abbas-taken-to-hospital-for-3rd-time-in-a-week-said-to-suffer-chest-pains/

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DESPITE CLAIMS OF GOOD HEALTH, ABBAS' DISCHARGE FROM HOSPITAL POSTPONED
May 27, 2018 - Abbas’ ailing health has long been a source of speculation as to who will assume the PA leadership.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s release from hospital, expected Sunday, was postponed for the second time in a week, despite his claims of good health. Days after undergoing ear surgery, Abbas, 83, was admitted last week with a fever. On Tuesday, reports from the Palestinian Authority (PA) indicated Abbas was making a quick recovery. Despite claims by the Palestinian leader and his political allies that he is in good health and that test results were “positive and reassuring,” according to AP, doctors declined to discharge him, saying he was suffering from pneumonia and breathing on a respirator. He was also receiving antibiotics intravenously.
Cont'd: https://worldisraelnews.com/despite-claims-of-good-health-abbas-discharge-from-hospital-postponed

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NEWLY MINTED TRUMP-CYRUS-THIRD TEMPLE COIN PROPHETIC CONFIRMATION DURING ISRAEL'S 70TH ANNIVERSARY
April 13, 2018 - Jessilyn Justice - The Temple Coin (Mikdash Educational Center)
Join us on our podcast each weekday for an interesting story, well told, from Charisma News. Listen at charismapodcastnetwork.com.
A coin minted to celebrate Israel's 70th birthday has Donald Trump's profile superimposed over King Cyrus on one side and the third temple on the other. It's called the temple coin. "The fact that Orthodox Jews wanted to honor Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and they minted this coin—a one-half silver shekel—is as if they are confirming this word given by Christians as valid," says Warren Marcus, the executive producer of It's Supernatural! With Sid Roth. Mikdash trump coin 1"The great significance is that on one side the coin has the image of Cyrus and Trump. On the other side it has the image of the third temple yet to be built. The one half-silver shekel during the time of the temple was required to be paid as an offering by each male of a Jewish household during Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) that was earmarked for the upkeep of the holy temple! It is the hope of the Orthodox Jews who minted this coin that this coin will be actually used to pay that offering again for the upkeep of the third temple," Marcus says.
Many modern-day prophets, including Lance Wallnau and Mark Taylor, prophesied Trump would be like King Cyrus of the Bible.
The prophet Isaiah wrote: "Thus says the Lord to Cyrus, His anointed, whose right hand I have held—to subdue nations before him and to loosen the loins of kings, to open doors before him so that the gates will not be shut: I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and shatter the bars of iron. And I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places so that you may know that I, the Lord, who calls you by your name, am the God of Israel" (Isa. 45:1-3).Cont'd: https://www.charismanews.com/
world/70549-newly-minted-trump-cyrus-third-temple-coin-prophetic-confirmation-during-israel-s-70th-anniversary

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AND SO IT BEGINS : ANTICHRIST PRINCE WILLIAM 33 KING ARTHUR NIMROD
June 21, 2015 - www.cainite.net - Notice: Daniel Chapter 8.23-25 and 8.9-12 Cont'd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znFdlnGu2io


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PROPHECY ALERT "PRINCE WILLIAM TO VISIT ISRAEL" (COVENANT WITH MANY) Cont'd:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWmaElyDSwU


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MID-EAST PROPHECY UPDATE
J.D. Farag - June 3, 20188
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwsFt-6BD3M


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TURKEY URGES ISLAMIC WORLD TO UNITE AGAINST ISRAEL, CALLS SUMMIT
May 14, 2018 - Turkey has urged Islamic countries to review their ties with Israel after dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told his ruling party in parliament that Ankara would call an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). "Islamic countries should without fail review their relations with Israel," Premier Yildirim said, adding, “The Islamic world should move as one, with one voice, against this massacre." Yildirim said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who currently holds the rotating chairmanship of the body, called the OIC summit on Friday. Yildirim said that after the summit at 3:00 pm a giant rally would be held at the vast Yenikapi meeting area in Istanbul under the slogan of "Stop the Oppression" to express solidarity with the Palestinians.
"This has nothing to do with party politics. This is to show solidarity, brotherhood and togetherness," he said.
"The Islamic world should move as one, with one voice, against this massacre," Yildirim added. Cont'd:
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/15/561820/Turkey-OIC--Binali-Yildirim--Recep-Tayyip-Erdogan

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US VOWS 'STRONGEST SANCTIONS IN HISTORY' ON IRAN, WILL 'CRUSH' TERROR PROXIES
'This is just the beginning': Laying out strategy after exiting nuke deal, Pompeo says Iran must come clean about nuclear program, stop threatening Israel, leave Syria, halt terror
By ERIC CORTELLESSA and AGENCIES - May 21, 2018 - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation May 21, 2018, in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration is preparing to impose “the strongest sanctions in history” on Tehran after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this month, and laid out a laundry list of demands for a new treaty, in his first major speech outlining Washington’s strategy for curtailing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions and its ‘malign’ regional behavior. “We will apply unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime,” Pompeo told a crowd gathered at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in the nation’s capital. Cont'd: https://www.timesofisrael.com/pompeo-vows-strongest-sanctions-in-history-against-iran/

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ERDOGAN: TURKEY WILL NOT ALLOW ISRAEL TO STEAL JERUSALEM FROM PALESTINIANS
"We will never allow Jerusalem to be stolen by Israel."
BY REUTERS MAY 16, 2018 - Jerusalem Post Middle East
The complex, and often toxic, Israel-Turkey relationship Row with Turkey over Gaza gets ugly
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey May 4, 2018. - ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that the United Nations had "collapsed" in the face of events in Gaza where Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinian protesters on Monday as the United States relocated its Israel embassy to Jerusalem.
Turkey has been among the most vocal critics of the Israeli use of deadly force against protesters at the Gaza border and of the U.S. decision to open its new embassy in Jerusalem. It called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Friday. Speaking at a dinner on the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Erdogan said the majority of the international community had failed to react to the events in Gaza, and warned that remaining silent would mean "opening a very dangerous door." "In the face of all these events, the United Nations has ended. (It has) become exhausted and collapsed," Erdogan said. "If Israel's bullying is met with more silence, the world will rapidly be dragged into a chaos where thuggery prevails." Cont'd:
https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Erdogan-Turkey-will-not-allow-Israel-to-steal-Jerusalem-from-Palestinians-556681

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TRUMP TEAM STILL DEBATING TIMING OF MIDEAST PEACE PLAN RELEASE
The plan is all but complete, sources say.
BY MICHAEL WILNER - MAY 19, 2018 - Jerusalem Post
With Ramadan underway, protest camps quiet as Gazans fast, fill sandbags Eight weeks in Gaza: What did the ‘Great March of Return’ accomplish?
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration will unveil its plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace sometime in the coming months, but no decision has been made as to the precise timing of its release, two US sources told The Jerusalem Post on Friday.
Trump administration officials were responding to an Associated Press report that said the plan would be made public sometime in mid- to late-June, barring any unexpected crisis. Israeli officials have previously signaled to the Post that they expect the US plan would come down shortly after the opening of the new American embassy in Jerusalem, which took place earlier this week. For weeks, White House officials have said their plan is nearly complete and that they are simply waiting for the right time to sell it.
“Reports that a decision has been made on when to release the plan are false,” a National Security Council spokesperson said. The team, the official added, is “finishing the plan and will be releasing it when the time and circumstances are right.”
The near-finished plan is the product of a year-long policy initiative by President Donald Trump’s “peace team”– led by his son-in-law Jared Kushner; special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt; and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman – to come up with a comprehensive solution to the storied conflict. The document includes detailed proposals addressing core disagreements between Israelis and Palestinians.
That is a departure from past US peace initiatives, which left details of a deal up to the parties to negotiate, and instead offered “frameworks” and “road maps” to an agreement. Past administrations have also explicitly endorsed a two-state solution to the conflict that would result in two nations for two peoples – one Jewish, and one Arab. Officials have told the Post that the product of the Trump plan would ultimately result in sovereignty for the Palestinians, but that the document itself is not likely to include “two-state” language.
It is not clear whether the plan will be published in its entirety, or if parts of the plan will be kept private. Regardless, the Trump team has already begun briefing allies on its contents, according to the Associated Press report.
Officials in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government are braced for a plan that will require concessions, since Trump said in recent months in person and on Twitter that his decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem put Israel in his debt.
?“We’re hopeful we’ve had enough conversations with them that they wouldn’t breach our fundamental security needs – our red lines,” an Israeli official told the Post. “We’d be very surprised if that were the case.”
The Palestine Liberation Organization’s envoy to Washington, Husam Zomlot, said last week that the PLO will give the US peace team a fair hearing once their plan is revealed. But Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said repeatedly that he wrote off the Trump administration as a fair arbiter of the peace process when it decided to move its embassy and to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Cont'd:
https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Trump-team-still-debating-timing-of-Mideast-peace-plan-release-557842

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YOUR NO-HYPE GUIIDE TO THE U.S. EMBASSY'S MOVE TO JERUSALEM
Lost in the media hoopla over the move is a solid discussion of the law and history shaping this historic moment.
By Daniel Pomerantz - May 15, 2018 - Donald Trump implemented one of his campaign promises Monday by officially moving the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital. Paraguay and Guatemala are confirmed to follow, with rumors of even more countries to come. Mostly lost in this week’s drama, however, is a solid discussion of the law and history shaping this historic moment. Cont'd: http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/15/no-hype-guide-u-s-embassys-move-jerusalem/

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WATCH: NIKKI HALEY SLAMS UN, WALKS OUT ON PALESTINIAN REPRESENTATIVE
'Those who suggest the violence has anything to do with the U.S. location of the embassy are sorely mistaken.'
By Bre Payton - May 15, 2018 - U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed the United Nations on Tuesday for pushing an investigation into the measures Israel took to secure its border during violent clashes with Hamas-backed insurgents earlier this week. After she concluded her speech, she walked out of the chamber when a Palestinian representative began to speak. For months, Palestinians have been protesting along the Gaza-Israeli border in objection to Israel’s 70 years in existence. Protestors have been reportedly burning tires in order to create a thick black cloud of smoke that obfuscates them and enables them to carry out acts of violence. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) say Hamas insurgents used the U.S.’s embassy relocation to Jerusalem as an excuse to storm the border and plant explosives. At least 58 Palestinians were killed yesterday, spurring the U.N. to propose investigating the IDF to determine if their actions violated international law - a proposal Haley slammed as preposterous. Cont'd: http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/15/watch-nikki-haley-slams-un-walks-out-on-palestinian-representative/

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UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL APPROVES 5 STUNNING ANTI ISRAEL RESOLUTIONS INCLUDING DEMAND TO GIVE UP LAND
Cont'd: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/united-nations-human-rights-council-approves-5-stunning-anti-is
rael-resolutions-including-demand-to-give-up-land/

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FILM ABOUT GAZA RIOTS CENSORED BY YOUTUBE
'Our newest army, which is almighty, can do scary and terrible things'
By Art Moore - May 31 2018 - Award-winning French filmmaker Pierre Rehov caused a stir when he produced a short movie called “Behind the Smoke Screen” featuring exclusive footage from inside the Gaza Strip exposing the propaganda tactics of Hamas aimed at changing the international perception of the six-week protest dubbed the “Great March of Return.”
Video - Award-winning French filmmaker Pierre Rehov caused a stir when he produced a short movie called “Behind the Smoke Screen” featuring exclusive footage from inside the Gaza Strip exposing the propaganda tactics of Hamas aimed at changing the international perception of the six-week protest dubbed the “Great March of Return.”
In a sequel called “The Great Deception,” he juxtaposes U.N. condemnations of Israel for using force when its border was breached May 14 with footage of violent protests and Hamas propaganda. Apparently Rehov’s second video was too much for YouTube, which shut down his account Wednesday “for violating YouTube’s community guidelines.”
Rehov wrote to his followers: “My Youtube account has been closed by Youtube. They got down my videos one after the other, and finally closed the account. You can still watch some of my work here: Cont'd: https://t.co/xbQ3s2mlnF”
http://www.wnd.com/2018/05/see-film-about-gaza-riots-censored-by-youtube

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WATCH SYNAGOGUES BECOME NIGHTCLUBS IN EASTERN EUROPE
In a recent and controversial development in Eastern Europe, former Jewish houses of worship left abandoned after the Holocaust are being renovated for commercial ends
JTA and Cnaan Liphshiz June 03, 2018 -
Image: from the Facebook page of Synagóga CaféScreen shot
 
In era of Brexit and Tory power, Israel sees shift in relations with Britain. Jordan rocked by biggest protests in years as demonstrators rally against austerity measures Yad Vashem Holocaust museum removes 'Polish police' from photo caption following Polish pressure Growing up, Robert Sajtlava remembers playing near what used to be his native city’s Orthodox Synagogue. A rectangular structure with a deceptively unimpressive facade, its ornate ceiling and interior walls suffered extensive damage from the precipitation leaking through the roof and, occasionally, by trespassers who came through the rickety fence. “It was a ruin,” said Sajtlava, a 28-year-old catering professional, who is not Jewish.
Since 2016, however, Sajtlava comes to that building every day as the manager of Synagoga Cafe — a chic establishment that a local contractor opened that year inside the space of the former synagogue. The launch followed a complicated and costly renovation project that retained and preserved much of what remained of the 187-year-old structure. Cont'd:
https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/synagogues-become-nightclubs-in-eastern-europe-1.6139385


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EU BLASTS NEW WEST BANK SETTLEMENT HOMES, UPCOMING DEMOLITION OF BEDOUIN VILLAGE
Israeli decisions 'will only further entrench a one-state reality of unequal rights, perpetual occupation, and conflict,' European bloc says
By AFP and TOI STAFF - May 31, 2018 - Image: A young boy in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank. (Yaniv Nadav/Flash90)
The European Union on Thursday urged Israel to reconsider its decision to build 2,000 new settlement homes and to demolish a Palestinian Bedouin village in the West Bank, saying it undermines “prospects for a lasting peace.” A statement from the EU denounced the intended destruction of the Khan Al-Ahmar village, which comes at the same time as the construction of more settlement homes. “Building new settlements for Israelis while demolishing Palestinian homes in the same area will only further entrench a one-state reality of unequal rights, perpetual occupation, and conflict,” the statement said. The EU referenced a decision made Wednesday to build nearly 2,000 settlement units in the West Bank, while demolishing Khan Al-Ahmar in Area C, which it called “the main land reserve of a viable and contiguous Palestinian state.” The grounds of the neighborhood that the state built for the Jahalin tribe after they evict them from Khan al-Ahmar. Israel’s Supreme Court last week backed the demolition of the village, located close to several settlements east of Jerusalem.Cont'd: https://www.timesofisrael.com/eu-slams-new-west-bank-settlement-homes-upcoming-demolition-of-bedouin-village/

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J STREET URGES SENATE TO PROBE FRIEDMAN OVER COMMENTS ON SETTLEMENTS, DEMOCRATS
Liberal Mideast advocacy group demands investigation of US envoy after he tells Times of Israel West Bank communities not illegal and Republicans support Israel more than Democrats
By ERIC CORTELLESSA - May 31, 2018 -US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in a Times of Israel interview at the US Embassy, Jerusalem, May 30, 2018 (Matty Stern, U.S. Embassy Jerusalem)
WASHINGTON — J Street called on the US Senate to investigate US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Thursday after he told The Times of Israel that West Bank settlements do not violate international law and that Republicans support Israel more than Democrats. “J Street urges senators to carry out a thorough investigation of Ambassador Friedman’s conduct in office,” the liberal Mideast advocacy group said in a statement, adding that Friedman “has clearly broken his promises to senators to behave diplomatically and prudently in his new post and to put aside his own personal agenda.” In a wide-ranging interview published Thursday, Friedman took aim at Democratic lawmakers and party officials for, in his view, not backing Israel with the same alacrity as their GOP counterparts. “There’s no question Republicans support Israel more than Democrats,” he said.Cont'd: https://www.timesofisrael.com/j-street-urges-senate-to-probe-friedman-over-comments-on-settlements-democrats/



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