Friday, June 09, 2017
NIKKI HALEY TOURS ARAB MURDERERS HAMAS DUG TUNNEL,VISITS TOWNS NEAR GAZA.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE
US envoy Haley tours Hamas-dug tunnel, visits towns near Gaza-Ambassador to UN speaks to residents on life under rocket threat, visits Kerem Shalom border crossing into Palestinian enclave-By Times of Israel staff June 8, 2017, 5:55 pm
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley visited Israeli communities in areas surrounding the Gaza border region on Thursday, meeting local residents and touring one of the crossings into the Hamas-ruled Palestinian enclave.During the tour, Haley visited with residents of Kibbutz Nahal Oz, surveyed a Hamas-dug attack tunnel near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, and toured the Kerem Shalom border crossing, the main crossing through which goods are transferred from Israel to the Strip.Haley has positioned herself as a staunch backer of Israel, lambasting the world body for its focus on Israel and vowing Wednesday in meetings with Israeli leaders to end the “bullying” of the Jewish state there.The visit to the Gaza border came a day after she met with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah and discussed the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip as well as the work of UNWRA, a UN agency that helps Palestinians, her office said in a statement.At Nahal Oz, locals told Haley about their experiences during the summer 2014 war between Israel and Gaza-based terror groups led by Hamas, and what life was like on the border under the threat of rockets and attacks.They stressed that they had never thought of leaving the kibbutz, with one unnamed resident telling Haley, “This is our home and we could not see ourselves living anywhere else,” according to a press statement.Diana Ben David, a local teacher, thanked the ambassador for standing up for Israel, saying, “We finally feel we have someone protecting us at the UN.”Haley was presented with a book filled with drawings made by Israeli kindergarten children, to thank her for her support.During her tour of the Hamas tunnel, which was uncovered before the war three years ago, Haley was accompanied by the Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon and Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the deputy chief of the staff of the IDF.Tunnels were used by Hamas to attack and kill IDF soldiers on a number of occasions during the 50-day war in 2014. Israel destroyed over a dozen such underground systems over the course of the operation.On Wednesday, Haley visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem and was greeted by throngs who expressed their gratitude to her at the Jewish holy site.The trip to the Jerusalem holy site was billed as a private visit, much like that of US President Donald Trump last month, so that it would not be construed as tacit US acknowledgment of Israel’s sovereignty over the Old City.Haley is in the region after speaking in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council, which she rebuked as a “forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion” that allows rights abusers to whitewash their images and foes of Israel to criticize the Jewish state unfairly.Haley used an academic forum in Geneva to pinpoint two reforms sought by the United States: the use of competitive elections to choose the council’s 47 members and removal of Israel as a permanent fixture on its agenda — the only country in the world that is.AP contributed to this report.
Foundations of synagogue destroyed in 1938 uncovered in Poland-Archaeologists find ruins of New Synagogue, which once featured four towers and a 210-foot-high dome-By JTA June 8, 2017, 5:51 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
WARSAW, Poland — Archaeologists in Western Poland have found the foundations of the New Synagogue, in the city of Wroclaw, which was destroyed in 1938.At the time the region was part of Germany and it was the second largest synagogue in pre-war Germany.The archaeological digs are being conducted with the financial support of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.The synagogue was built in 1865 and had four towers and over a 210-foot-high dome. The synagogue served the liberal Jewish community. It was destroyed during Kristallnacht, or Night of the Broken Glass, in November 1938. At present, on the site where the synagogue sat, stands a monument.Archaeological works were initiated by the Bente Kahan Foundation and the Jewish community in Wroclaw. The $28,000 used for the excavations was part of the Ignatz Bubis Prize, awarded to German President Frank Walter Steinmeier. The prize is awarded to those whose public activities are characterized by the values embodied by German Jewish leader Ignatz Bubis (1927-1999). Steinmeier received the award in January 2017.Archaeologists uncovered the foundations and fragments of the floor at the former entrance to the synagogue. The Bente Kahan Foundation wants the place to be appropriately commemorated before next year’s 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
Israel rearrests Palestinian former hunger striker for incitement-Israeli authorities charge Mohammad Allaan of ‘calling for acts of terror and resistance to the Zionist enemy’-By AFP June 8, 2017, 7:24 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
A Palestinian who had been released from Israeli prison after a year without trial following a two-month hunger strike was again arrested overnight for “incitement,” security forces said on Thursday.Mohammed Allaan was detained for questioning “as part of the struggle against the phenomenon of Palestinian incitement in media and social media, which leads to severe attacks in Israel,” Israeli domestic security service Shin Bet said.The 32-year-old resident of Einabus in the northern West Bank was arrested for “inciting through the media while calling for acts of terror and resistance to the ‘Zionist enemy,'” it said.In November 2015, Allaan was released from a year he spent in jail under an Israeli measure known as administrative detention, which allows imprisonment without trial for six-month periods renewable indefinitely.He was arrested for contacts with the Islamic Jihad with the aim of carrying out attacks.Allaan began a hunger strike in June 2015 that brought him near death and also boosted tensions in the occupied West Bank, with Israel announcing in September that it would not be extending his detention.A lawyer by training, Allaan is believed to be a member of the radical Islamic Jihad militant group.He was previously imprisoned from 2006 to 2009 for allegedly seeking to recruit suicide bombers and aiding wanted Palestinians, Israeli security forces say.Israel has recently focused on Palestinian incitement over attacks, which it says fueled a wave of violence that broke out in October 2015.
Iran: Tehran attackers had been to IS bastions Mosul, Raqqa-Intelligence ministry says five terrorists — not six, as first thought — were part of a network that entered Iran in summer 2016-By Eric RANDOLPH June 8, 2017, 6:52 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran said Thursday that the five Iranians who killed 17 people in twin attacks in Tehran were Islamic State members who had been to the terror group’s strongholds in Iraq and Syria.The attacks on Wednesday at Tehran’s parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini wounded more than 50 people and were the first claimed by IS in Iran.“The five known terrorists… after joining the Daesh (IS) terrorist group, left the country and participated in crimes carried out by this terrorist group in Mosul and Raqqa,” the intelligence ministry said in a statement.It suggested there were only five attackers rather than the six originally reported.The ministry released their photographs and first names, and said they were part of a network that entered Iran in July-August 2016 under the leadership of “high-ranking Daesh commander” Abu Aisha intending to carry out “terrorist operations in religious cities.”Abu Aisha was killed and the network forced to flee the country, the statement said. It was not clear when the five men returned to Iran ahead of Wednesday’s attacks.Iran denounced Donald Trump’s reaction to the attacks as “repugnant” after the US president said the nation was reaping what it sowed.Trump said the US would “grieve and pray” for the victims, but added: “We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.”That was condemned by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who tweeted: “Repugnant WH (White House) statement… as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients.”Repugnant WH statement & Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients.Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) June 8, 2017-‘Terrorist network’-The attackers were armed with rifles and pistols and at least two blew themselves up with suicide vests, Iranian media reported.Police said a further five people were arrested around Khomeini’s shrine on suspicion of involvement.In the midst of the unfolding attacks, the intelligence ministry said a third team had been stopped before the attacks started, but no further details have since been given.“The network of this terrorist group has been identified and some of its members have been arrested,” Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said.“We still cannot judge that Saudi Arabia has had a role in this terrorist incident,” he added.Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have pointed the finger at regional rival Saudi Arabia — a close US ally — which Iran accuses of funding extremism and groups including IS.IS has threatened to step up recruitment within Iran, releasing its first Persian-language video in March in which it threatened to “conquer Iran and restore it to the Sunni Muslim nation as it was before.”The Sunni jihadists of IS consider Shiite Iran to be apostates, and Tehran is deeply involved in fighting the group in both Syria and Iraq.-‘Counter-productive’-Trump’s comments brought criticism from Iranians on social media, who recalled their government’s offers of support and the candlelight vigils held in Iran after the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States.“Iranians lit candles for you on 9/11. You kick them while they’re down. Classy,” tweeted Ali Ghezelbash, an Iranian business analyst.Are you motherf***ers for real??!! Iranians lit candles for you on 9/11. You kick them while they're down. Classy. #IranAttack #TehranAttack pic.twitter.com/A2C71dfeBE— Ali Ghezelbash (@aghezelbash) June 7, 2017-The US president has long accused Iran of backing terrorism and has threatened to tear up a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers.Trump’s statement is “counter-productive and further narrows the opportunity for engagement between the US and Iran on countering a common enemy,” said Ellie Geranmayeh, senior fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations.Even as Washington expressed its condolences on Wednesday, the US Senate advanced legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran, partly for what the bill described as the Iranian regime’s “support for acts of international terrorism.”Sunni Gulf Arab states are in the midst of a major diplomatic crisis after Saudi Arabia and its allies cut ties with Qatar on Monday over claims it supports extremism and has fewer tensions with Iran.Iranian leaders sought to play down the attacks, with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei saying: “These firecrackers that happened today will not have the slightest effect on the will of the people.”
Jury convicts Virginia man who joined Islamic State-Mohamad Khweis quit job, flew to Syria and spent two and a half months with jihadist group before capture-By Matthew Barakat June 8, 2017, 6:56 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AP) — A Virginia man who joined the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq for three months, all the while evading the scrutiny of US intelligence officials, was convicted Wednesday on terrorism charges despite his protestations that he was only there to “check things out.”The jury in US District Court took only four hours to deliberation before convicting Mohamad Khweis, 27, of Alexandria, on all charges. He could potentially face 20 years or more in prison when he is sentenced in October.Earlier Wednesday, the jury heard closing arguments in which Khweis’ lawyers acknowledged that Khweis left his home in Virginia in December 2015 to join the Islamic State group. He even got an official membership card. But they argued those facts don’t automatically make him a terrorist.Khweis took the unusual step of testifying on his own behalf at the trial, telling jurors he just wanted to see for himself what the militant group was like. After a few months, he realized it was not for him.“He wanted to find out how they could justify some of this stuff,” like suicide bombings, said defense attorney John Zwerling, who asserted that there’s no evidence his client ever expressed a desire to harm America. “It’s not a crime to explore, to try to see some of this information for yourself,” he said.Prosecutors ridiculed the notion that Khweis had himself smuggled across the Syrian border on some sort of curiosity tour. They noted that Khweis expressed a willingness to be a suicide bomber on an official IS intake form.After the verdict, US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente said in a statement that “Khweis is not a naive kid who didn’t know what he was doing. He… knew exactly who ISIS was, and was well aware of their thirst for extreme violence. Nonetheless, this did not deter him. Instead, Khweis voluntarily chose to join the ranks of a designated foreign terrorist organization, and that is a federal crime, even if you get scared and decide to leave.”Khweis is one of more than 100 people charged in the US in recent years with helping or trying to help the IS. But most cases involve sting operations. His is among a handful that involves individuals who actually evaded the US intelligence apparatus and reached IS territory.Khweis lived in the Islamic State territory from December 2015 through March 2016. According to trial testimony, he became intrigued with the Islamic State group in 2015. He told FBI agents who questioned him after his arrest that he was interested in the establishment of a caliphate and wanted to tell his grandchildren he had been a part of it.He quit his job as a bus driver in the D.C. region and booked a one-way flight to Istanbul, via London and Amsterdam. Once in Turkey, he established social media accounts using the moniker GreenBird, which is associated with martyrdom by the Islamic State group.Khweis used social media accounts to reach out to people he thought could help smuggle him across the border to Syria, including one person known as the “Mad Mullah.”Finally, in late December, he got the call: He should leave his hotel room and enter a waiting taxi if he wanted to join. He did, and was smuggled across the border. At one point, he received text orders to get out of the car and alternately walk and run across the border territory, taking care to avoid land mines.He was processed by IS during a short stay in the Syrian city of Raqqa. The processing was formal, with blood tests, intake forms and issuance of an ID card. On these intake forms, he expressed his willingness to serve as a suicide bomber.During the next three months, he bounced among several safehouses in Syria and Iraq.Khweis testified that he came to believe he was destined for military service, but he never seemed to gain the trust of IS officials, who suspected he was a spy.Khweis said he only expressed a willingness to serve as a suicide bomber because he would otherwise be labeled a spy.Defense lawyers had emphasized that, under the law, Khweis could not be convicted of providing support to terrorists if he were being coerced or acting under duress. His freedom ended once he entered that taxi outside his Turkish hotel room, they said.“From that point forward, ISIS took control of his life,” defense attorney Jessica Carmichael said. “Whatever expectation he had about being able to walk the streets of Raqqa and see what life was like, that wasn’t going to happen.”Prosecutors countered that Khweis knew exactly what he was getting himself into.“It takes a highly dedicated and highly motivated individual to get to the Islamic State,” prosecutor Dennis Fitzpatrick said.
Trump feels ‘totally vindicated’ by Comey testimony-Fired FBI chief’s prepared statement shows president was not implicated in Russia probe, lawyer says-By Agencies June 8, 2017, 4:13 am-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
US President Donald Trump felt “completely and totally vindicated” Wednesday by the testimony of fired FBI director James Comey, his lawyer said, as text of Comey’s upcoming statement to US lawmakers prompted fresh allegations that the US leader had tried to obstruct justice.Comey will testify under oath Thursday that Trump repeatedly pressed him for his “loyalty” and directly pushed him to “lift the cloud” of investigation shadowing his White House by declaring publicly the president was not the target of the probe into his campaign’s Russia ties.Comey’s detailed and vivid recollections of his one-on-one conversations with Trump were revealed in seven pages of prepared testimony released Wednesday, the day before his much-anticipated appearance before the Senate intelligence committee.His remarks paint a picture of an FBI director so disconcerted by his interactions with the president that he began keeping written memos of their private discussions. He’ll tell lawmakers he believed the president was trying to create a “patronage relationship” with him and describe in detail an Oval Office meeting in which Trump urged him not to investigate ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials.But the ex-FBI director also will validate Trump’s assertion that he was not personally a target of the federal counterintelligence investigation into possible campaign collusion with Russia. Comey says he did offer the president that “assurance,” but resisted Trump’s appeals to make that information public.“The FBI and the Department of Justice had been reluctant to make public statements that we did not have an open case on President Trump for a number of reasons, most importantly because it would create a duty to correct, should that change,” Comey says in the prepared remarks.Trump’s personal lawyer said Trump was cheered by the testimony.“The president is pleased that Mr. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports that the president was not under investigation in any Russian probe,” attorney Mark Kasowitz said in a statement. “The president feels completely and totally vindicated. He is eager to continue to move forward with his agenda.”Comey has not spoken publicly since he was abruptly fired by Trump on May 9. His dismissal, four years into a 10-year term, fueled claims Trump’s ultimate aim was to quash the investigation and obstruct justice, potentially a federal crime or an impeachable offense. Some legal experts said Comey’s account could bolster such a case.Ryan Goodman, a professor at New York University School of Law, said Trump’s efforts to protect Flynn provide “strong evidence” of obstruction of justice. However, Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, said that while Trump’s dealings with Comey were inappropriate, “We do not indict people for being boorish or clueless.”Comey’s statement came hours after two top intelligence officials told lawmakers they never felt “pressured” to do anything inappropriate by the president. But Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Adm. Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, angered members of the Senate intelligence committee by staunchly refusing to answer questions about conversations they had with Trump.The ex-FBI director’s testimony recounts his conversations with the apparent precision of a veteran lawman. Comey notes he had nine one-on-one interactions with Trump over a four-month stretch, compared to two private conversations with President Barack Obama between September 2013 and the end of 2016. He also says he did not keep written memos of his interactions with Obama.The first meeting with Trump after the inauguration occurred on Jan. 27, during a private dinner at the White House that Comey came to view as an attempt by the president to “create some sort of patronage relationship.”According to Comey, Trump asked if he wanted to remain as FBI director and declared: “I need loyalty. I expect loyalty.” Comey says he replied that he could offer his honesty, and that when Trump said he wanted “honest loyalty,” Comey paused and said, “You will get that from me.”Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor said in a tweet that Trump’s demand of a loyalty pledge “looks like obstruction.”And Congressman Al Green said he had drafted articles of impeachment that were under review.“The question really is not whether the president has obstructed justice,” he said. “The question really is whether the president can obstruct justice with impunity.”Comey also describes at length a Feb. 14 meeting in the Oval Office in which he believed Trump asked him to back off an investigation into Flynn.“He then said, ‘I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go,'” Comey says, according to the prepared remarks. He said he believed the president was talking only about Flynn, not about the broader Russia probe.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was unsure if the president read Comey’s testimony after its release. Asked whether the president stood by earlier assertions that he had neither sought Comey’s loyalty nor asked for the Flynn investigation to be dropped, she said: “I can’t imagine the president not standing by his own statement.”Earlier Wednesday, Trump announced that he planned to nominate Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official, as Comey’s successor.Trump allies have raised questions about Comey’s credibility ahead of his testimony, noting that the FBI had to correct some of his remarks from his last appearance on Capitol Hill. They’ve also questioned why Comey did not raise his concerns about Trump publicly or resign.Comey’s prepared testimony does not fully answer that question, though he does say he asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to help prevent him having any direct communication with the president in the future.Trump has repeatedly cast the Russia investigation as a “hoax” and denied having any improper ties to Moscow. According to Comey, Trump was acutely aware of the political toll of the investigation, complaining that the probe had left a “cloud” that was “impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country.”In a phone call on March 30, Comey says the president asked him what could be done to “lift the cloud.” He says Trump also volunteered that “he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia, and had always assumed he was being recorded when in Russia” — referencing an unverified intelligence dossier detailing compromising information Moscow had allegedly collected on Trump.The White House initially said Trump fired Comey on the recommendation of the Justice Department, citing as justification a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that criticized Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation. But Trump later said he was thinking of “this Russia thing” when he fired Comey and would have dismissed him without the Justice Department’s input.
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