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January 25, 2017 / 27 Tevet, 5777

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Kerry, PA, Muslim Preachers, Warn Against Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

The Palestinian Authority on Friday instructed the mosques under its supervision in Judea and Samaria to dedicate their sermons to the possibility that the US would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as promised by President-elect Donald Trump during his campaign.

The PA official TV channel broadcast segments of sermons imams had delivered throughout Judea and Samaria against the move. One Imam called it a blatant attack on the Muslim religion and on history. Another said it would violate the holy sites and the Al Aqsa mosque. Other called on the Islamic nation to awaken in light of the great offense.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday condemned attempts by the incoming Republican president to move the American embassy, saying such a move would send the Middle East peace process and the entire world into a “crisis.”

Soon to no longer be Secretary of State John Kerry also warned on Friday about “an absolute explosion” in the Middle East following Trump’s moving the embassy to Jerusalem. In a language disturbingly similar to the threats by the PA Imams and the PA chairman, Kerry, speaking to CBS News, assured Trump that “You’d have an explosion – an absolute explosion in the region, not just in the West Bank and perhaps even in Israel itself, but throughout the region. The Arab world has enormous interest in the Haram al-Sharif, as it is called, the Temple Mount, the Dome [of the Rock], and it is a holy site for the Arab world.”

“And if all of a sudden Jerusalem is declared to be the location of our embassy,” Kerry complained, warning that such a move “has issues of sovereignty, issues of law that it would deem to be affected by that move and by the United States acquiescing in that move, and that would have profound impact on the readiness of Jordan and Egypt to be able to be as supportive and engaged with Israel as they are today.”

Perhaps. On the other hand, it’s more likely that the embassy move, which was promised by presidential Candidate Barack Obama back in 2008 (at an AIPAC conference – and he took it back the next day) is less disturbing to Jordan and Egypt than the growing instability of both regimes, for which they would desperately need support from the US and from Israel.

Abbas, for his part, said that although he is a man of peace, his administration would use “diplomatic and political methods” against moving the embassy. “I demand the American administration stop its duality in dealing with the political process, especially concerning talks of moving the American embassy to Jerusalem,” Abbas insisted. “We consider this aggressive speech that contradicts the political efforts underway on the Palestinian situation, which includes a solution where East Jerusalem remains as Palestine’s capital.”

Incidentally, speaking later to CNN, even Kerry couldn’t deny that having the American embassy in Jerusalem was the right thing to do. “We support the embassy being there one day,” Kerry said. “We want that to happen. But we have opposed unilaterally moving it without resolving the other surrounding issues.”

Next year in Jerusalem? Possibly.

JNi.Media

Phantom Nation – Kerry: Fashions in Anti-Semitism [audio]

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

John Kerry, a model, modern, post-Holocaust antiJew

Phantom Nation 02Jan2017 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Walter Bingham File – The Concerted Diplomatic Assault On Israel [audio]

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

An Assessment In-Depth Of Resolution 2334 and The Concerted Diplomatic Assault On Israel

It was an eventful week when the expected assault on Israel by US Secretary of State materialized. In this program you will hear an in-depth assessment of the implications of resolution 2334 as well as a critique of Secretary Kelly’s speech by Professor Eytan Gilboa with one view, and Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer with another. Hear a comment made by Caroline Glick. Walter gives his thought free reign and also exposes President Obama as arrogant, self centered and dismissive of Hilary Clinton. And: excepts from Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reply to Secretary Kerry.

Walter Bingham File 01Jan2017 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Kerry On and Settle Down

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

{Originally posted to the author’s blog, RavZevsblog}

It is now less than three weeks until the end of the term of Barack Obama, as president of the United States. He, and his Secretary of the State, John Kerry, have made more than their fair share of pronouncements (or lack, thereof) over the past few days. I know I am not alone in saying that my blood pressure skyrocketed twice in recent days: once, after the UN resolution at which the USA abstained, and secondly, after the speech of John Kerry, only a few days ago. I, along with many others, wrote blogs, Facebook posts, participated in much hand-wringing and discussed the topics for hours on end.

And yet, as I sit here this afternoon writing these words, a happy thought does indeed come over me. You see, as I said in the first sentence, we are within striking distance of January 20, 2017. We have less than three weeks until a more Israel-friendly administration will enter office. President Obama, and his antipathy for Israel and PM Netanyahu, along with John Kerry, and his skewed view of Middle East politics will be shown the door. They will no longer be in power where they can do the type of damage, that they have been doing. They will no longer be the go-to individuals for world leaders and seekers of peace.

Kerry will move on….John Kerry and his obsession with settlements, and settlers–will be out in less than three weeks. And the settlements he so loathes, that he so blames as the MAIN reason for a lack of peace…those settlements, and others yet to come, will “settle down” and continue to grow. Israel is poised to annex Maale Adumim (my home-town, BH), possibly at the end of January. Taking a city of 40,000 and bestowing upon it the imprimatur of “sovereignty” is a critical step in the future of this country; especially in light of recent events.

Because, unlike politics and politicians, Israel is here to stay forever! While (soon-to-be former) Secretary Kerry can go on TV and speak for 71 minutes about his vision (settlements, settlements, settlements, settlements are the problem), very soon his words will become vacuous and meaningless. Israel will remain strong and continue to get stronger. It is looking like the most Israel-friendly USA government on the way in, in many years. The upcoming months appear to have a bright outlook in store for Israel and its future. Perhaps, we even owe Messrs. Obama and Kerry a thank you: Thank you for galvanizing a large percentage of Israel against your ideas and causing us to stand firm in the face of anti-Israel statements and silence.

I would like to close with a blessing for the outgoing president and his Secretary of State. To quote the rabbi in Fiddler on the Roof: “May G-d bless and keep President Obama and Secretary Kerry…FAR WAY FROM US!”

Rav Zev Shandalov

Obama and Kerry Cannot Stop the Redemption

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

{Originally posted to the Israel Rising website}

The light of Hanukkah is shining.  Its light cannot be contained because unlike other light, its light is drawn from the first light of Creation.  The light of Hanukkah is the Light of Redemption.

John Kerry told us we have to choose between being Jewish or Democratic. He means to say that in order to”save ourselves” we have to give up our traditions and beliefs for the world’s greater good. This, in his mind is the stumbling block to peace.

We have seen this show before. When the Maccabees revolted against the Greeks and their Jewish allies, Israel was being told to become Greek or else. We said no and the impossible happened. The Maccabees defeated the Greeks and the Hellenized Jews that fought with them. They cleaned the Temple and lit the Menorah.  The light of Redemption burst forth forward into history.

The Zionist movement did not begin in the 20th Century.  In a way it began when the Maccabees picked up arms and liberated the Jewish homeland from the Greeks.  In fact, Shimon the Maccabee said the following to Antiochus when the latter asked the Jews to pull back from the Lands they occupied in the war:

“We have not taken strange lands, nor are we ruling over foreign territory. We have returned to our ancestral inheritance, from which we had been unjustly expelled by our enemies. And now that we have been blessed with the opportunity, we will hold onto our ancestral land.” – 1 Maccabees ch. 15

Over a century and half ago Jews from all over the world began to come home to Israel and join the fledgling communities found in Jerusalem, Tiberius, and Tsfat. This movment of Jews grew and drew non-observant Jews. The masses of Jews yearned to be home and it was this yearning and crying that lit the flame of redemption in each of them.  The movement kept growing until it burst forth and could not be contained.

As World War 2 came to an end and the UN was created the global elite knew they had to find a way to contain the Jewish liberation movement. So they partitioned the Holy Land and with teary eyes the movement seemed to stop. With the light contained the world order would be safe.

19 years later the light of redemption burst forth again with the complete liberation of Israel by the Jewish Nation in six days.  The light was uncontrollable and no vessel could contain it.  The Jewish Nation was not ready for its mission and the light was used by the counter culture, leftists, socialists, and globalists. It was bent and harnessed for evil.

It is 50 years later and now the light is about to make its final push back to its original purpose, redemption. The light of Hanukkah cannot be contained.  Not by the UN, not by John Kerry, and not by Obama. The Creator wants to fulfill his promise to his children and return them home.

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov likens redemption to the game of dreidal played during on Hannukah. We have no control over the spinning.  Only the Creator knows when it will stop and what letter it will land on. Sometimes the letter is favorable and other times it is not.

Redemption is about understanding how to latch onto the light and go with it; being ready just in case the dreidel of redemption lands on your letter.

The world is surrounding us, ganging up on us one last time, yet it is Hanukkah and the light of redemption wants to return home.  When our enemies tell us to choose between their culture and being Jewish the light rises within us, drawing us to our destiny.  This cannot be stopped; not by Obama and not by John Kerry.

We were not stopped by the Turks nor the British. We could not be stopped by the five Arab nations that attacked us in 1948 or the UN which divided us. We burst forward and now we are home. We  have built and inspired., changed the world and led a hi-tech revolution and a spiritual rebirth. No one or no nation can prevent the Almighty’s light from shining.

Every Hanukkah we say: Praised are You God, Source of Life, who performed miracles for our ancestors in their day at this season. 

Hanukkah does not stop. Its light is forever.  Those miracles are for then and for now.

The Redemption cannot be stopped, it is upon us.

Get ready the dreidel of redemption has spun…

David Mark

John Kerry, US Secretary of State: Living in a Self-Imposed Bubble

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

The US State Department funds, to the tune of half a billion dollars a year, a Palestinian Authority/ UNRWA educational curriculum based upon the RIGHT OF RETURN, an ideology which indoctrinates half a million Arab school children who learn in UNRWA schools to conquer Palestine, all of Palestine, by force of arms.

Yet the US secretary of state had the audacity, on December 28, 2016, to pontificate for one hour and eleven minutes, during which advanced the notion the PLO and Arab League implicit recognize Israel, as if he does not know that the PLO never canceled its covenant and remains in a full state of war with Israel, albeit in stage…as if he does not know that the Arab League conditions for a peace with Israel involve conditions that no Israeli government can ever accept- relinquishment of control of the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem and the recognition of the principle of Arab right of return to Arab villages that existed before 1948.

The US secretary of State knows full well that neither the Saudis nor the Arab League are ready to cancel their full state of war with Israel, as declared in 1948.

Any journalist or diplomat can call the embassies of the Arab league and the Saudi Kingdom and ask if they maintain their war with Israel.

I often call both embassies and get a clear answer: Their war with Israel continues.

The Secretary of State does not know that?

Remember: Saudi Arabia is the only Arab state that attacked Israel in 1948 which never agreed to a cease fire.

And what about the PA/UNRWA war education system? I am not referring to ‘instances” of incitement. The question concerns the entire school curriculum imposed on Palestinian Arab school children by the PA and UNRWA, with the generous funding of the US and other Western nations. Does the US Secretary of State not know about the US funded PA/UNRWA curriculum which rejects the notion of a Jewish and Arab State living side by side?

In July 2015, I met with the highest policy official who advises the US Secretary of State, the man who oversees matters dealing with PA and UNRWA.

He looked me straight in the eye and said that the PA school books used by UNRWA advance peace and reconciliation.

Following that meeting, I asked Israeli and Arab experts to purchase, translate and evaluate all of the school books used in the PA and UNRWA schools.

Their work confirmed there had been no change whatsoever in the PA/UNRWA school books of war. We shared our findings with the US embassy in Tel Aviv in January, 2016.

Yet when these Israeli and Arab experts arrived to brief staff of the Middle East subcommittee in the US House of Representatives in March 2016, the US state department issued a statement which repeated the notion that the US evaluated the textbooks used to educate the next generation of Arab school children in US funded schools had been vetted by the US government that PA/UNRWA school books advance peace.

However, representatives of US AID, which administers funds for PA and UNRWA schools, met with us in August 2016 and made it clear that they never examine the school books used in these schools.

Indeed, we have letters from US AID on file from 2004 and 2009 which clearly state that the US builds their schools and that it is not in their mandate to examine their curriculum.
So there you have it.

It would seem that the US secretary of state functions in a self-imposed bubble, which ensures that the czar of US foreign policy has no idea what he is talking about when he assures the world that the PLO, working through the PA, aims to coexist with the state of Israel, side by side.

Important background material:

http://israelbehindthenews.com/?s=palestinian+education

http://www.cfnepr.com/205640/%D7%A1%D7%A8%D7%98%D7%99%D7%9D

David Bedein

BULLETPROOF – After the Kerry Speech [audio]

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Ari and his guest rip apart the Kerry speech.

BULLETPROOF 29Dec2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/multimedia/israel-news-talk-radio/bulletproof/bulletproof-after-the-kerry-speech-audio/2016/12/30/

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