Obama seeks confrontation with Israel

Obama seeks confrontation with Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to the intensifying global pressures on Israel is ‎to firmly reject any further territorial withdrawals that would put Israel’s security at risk, ‎stating that “Israel will not lose hope for peace, but neither will it cling to false hope.”‎

He was also forthright about his intention to continue residential construction in Jerusalem, ‎noting that “all previous Israeli governments have done so. … It is also clear to the Palestinians ‎that these territories will remain within Israel’s borders in any deal.”‎

The Obama administration’s response to Israel’s confirmation that it would continue to create ‎homes in the Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem was vindictive, brutal, and in stark contrast to ‎its deafening silence on Palestinian incitement.‎

The State Department went so far as to accuse Israel of acting “illegally” and in a manner ‎‎”incompatible with the pursuit of peace.” ‎

More here:

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=10401

A Night at the anti-Israel Improv

Did you hear the one about the anti-Zionist lectures[1] in Canada last week? This is how the night unfolded, as re-told to Olive Press . . .

October 24th

IMAGINE

Imagine a packed auditorium filled with people who have come from far and wide to hear high-profile Christian speakers tell far fetched, re-imagined stories about a land mentioned in an old book that they don’t really believe anymore. They tell about all the ‘atrocities and human rights violations’ that are committed by the Israelis towards the wonderful Palestinian people. They talk about how GOD never gave Israelis the land they ‘stole’ and now ‘occupy’, and all they would have to do is share a little more of it because the Palestinians just want peace. They lament that the Hamas charter is ‘unfortunate’ but if the Israelis would just gave them space, they would settle down. No one bursts into laughter as the constant mis-information pile grows higher.

There’s more! Imagine! Although only two speakers are mentioned on the website . . . surprise! A Greek Orthodox pony tailed priest[2] in a long black robe takes his turn in the spot light and tells the audience how they no longer believe in the concept of original sin, and how the ‘chosen people’ concept has been re-thought and the Bible has been re-visited on core issues.

It may sound like an evening at The Improv, but this is no stand up comedy routine. The main attractions, in fact, appear to be seriously irritated by the pro-Israel advocates who try to speak, even cutting one from the microphone, which is very obvious to the crowd. Because well behaved Christian Zionists don’t throw rocks or shout obscenities and threats, the lecturers use their free speech rights to continue critiquing the “Christian Right,” referring to Christian Zionism as though it is a huge, monolithic controlling ‘government’ within the church (when it is actually a small percentage). Meanwhile, the Christian Zionists in this packed auditorium of 250 are mostly of the older generation and highly outnumbered by about 10 to 1.

You can only imagine how some pro-Israel supporters in attendance find such an evening so spiritually oppressive and intolerable, and the propaganda so hard to take, that they begin to feel physically sick. Because it is so shockingly inaccurate, most of the mis-information stacks up without retort, although one soft-spoken gentleman from the audience manages to destroy their arguments from his seat.

Other than a pungent ecumenical aroma[3], the stories offered at such an anti-hero comedy of errors would appear to be nothing more than an attempt to court the uninformed and woo them over to the other side.

The final curtain drops. A few students seek out the Zionists for an alternative answer, and it is given to them. The others go home to spread the new propaganda that sounds right to their ears.

Welcome to the new fascism.

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Endnotes:

[1] This could be a scene from the Challenging Christian Zionism: Canadian Roots and Responses lecture that took place
 October 24, 2014, but more importantly, is also one that is playing everywhere, and may be coming soon to a town near you.
[2] Imagine hearing a speaker who was not on the list, and no one seemed to know his name. Someone later thought this might be a Greek Orthodox Archbishop associate of one of the speakers who belongs to a group that seems to have re-thought the traditional views of the penal substitutionary atonement and a literal hell. A comment that ensued suggested that, if so, ‘at least the speakers are consistent’ in that they get it ALL wrong.
[3] One of the things listed on the powerpoint that is needed was:
“A new Ecumenical deal with Evangelicals, Protestants, Catholics and Orthodox Christians.”

*The views in this post are the opinions of an attendee of a recent lecture series on some re-imagined views of Israel. Edited by Olive Press.

Possibly related:

Anti-Zionist Lectures in Canada
https://olivepress.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/anti-zionist-lectures-in-canada/

Israeli Teams Meet Ebola Crisis Head-On

Israeli Teams Meet Ebola Crisis 
Head-On – Jim Fletcher

Marcella Rosen is committed to telling Israel’s story better. The latest global scare — Ebola outbreaks — is helping that work surge across cultural lines.

The New York chief of Untold News (white-hot on Facebook, with more than 370,000 “likes” currently) works with a team of researchers and writers to produce stories about the Jewish state that don’t often find their way into media.

Take for example the latest Ebola scare. And it is a scare.

The deadly disease has First World and Third World countries on edge, with Americans wondering why flights to and from afflicted West African nations are permitted to land in America. Elsewhere, fears are growing that the outbreak cannot be contained.

Rosen, though, is sure of one thing: Israel will come up with answers.

“Once again, Israel has heeded the humanitarian call…

…the truth is this: while the world’s attention has for decades been focused on one single dimension of Israeli life, something entirely different has been taking place away from the cameras: Israel has quietly become the little country that changed the world — and your life — for the better . . . without you even knowing it.”

MORE AT SOURCE:

http://watch.org/showprint.php3?idx=177623&mcat=1&rtn=index.html

The Islamization of Jerusalem

The Islamization of Jerusalem is an international cause. It does not just come out of Gaza City or even Ramallah. Nor Doha or Istanbul. The politicians and diplomats of every major country demand the Islamization of Jerusalem. When they talk about a Palestinian State with its capital in Jerusalem what they are really demanding is the restoration of the Muslim ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem in 1948.

-Daniel Greenfield, The Islamization of Jerusalem
http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/the-islamization-of-jerusalem/

Anti-Israel Pathology

More typical anti-Israel media bias . . .

Jerusalem Terror Attack: Headline Fails

On Wednesday evening, a Palestinian deliberately drove his car into a crowd of people disembarking Jerusalem’s Light Rail, killing a three-month old baby and injuring several more, in what was clearly a terror attack.

Initial reports produced some jarring headline fails. Take the Associated Press’s first headline, which has caused widespread outrage. . .

Read here:

http://honestreporting.com/jerusalem-terror-attack-headline-fails/

Attacks on Israel and Friends

There have been three tragic attacks in as many days on Israel and her supporting friend, Canada (Saturday people and Sunday people). The attackers all have links to radical Islam.

Hamas terrorist…

Baby killed as car rams crowd in Jerusalem terror attack
Vehicle driven by Hamas member careens into people at light rail station; eight others injured, suspect shot; Netanyahu blames Abbas ‘incitement’
A three-month-old girl was killed Wednesday afternoon and eight others were injured when a car crashed into a crowd at a light rail station in Jerusalem in what officials said was a terrorist attack.
The suspect, identified by an Israeli official as a member of terror group Hamas, attempted to flee the scene on foot and was shot and badly hurt by police, a police spokesperson said.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/three-reported-injured-in-possible-jerusalem-terror-attack/#!

ISIS affiliated Muslim convert…

Canadian officials identify shooter in brazen attack on Parliament complex
Canadian authorities late Wednesday identified the shooter in a brazen attack on the Parliament complex in Ottawa that left a soldier dead as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, Fox News has confirmed.
The shooting, which left the nation’s capital on lockdown, came just two days after a terror attack in Quebec.
A government official told Fox that investigators believe Zehaf-Bibeau, who was killed at the scene, had changed his name from Joseph Michael Hall. U.S. agencies also have been advised he was believed to be a convert to Islam and was from Quebec.
Counter terrorism investigators are reviewing his social media traffic and profile, with a focus on any link to the attack on two soldiers in Quebec Monday.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/10/22/soldier-shot-at-war-memorial-near-canadian-parliament/

Radicalized Muslim convert…

Suspect in attack on 2 soldiers in Quebec ‘had become radicalized’

The man who allegedly struck two soldiers with his car in Quebec and was killed after a police chase had become “radicalized” and was known to federal authorities, the Prime Minister’s Office said Monday.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/suspect-in-attack-on-2-soldiers-in-quebec-had-become-radicalized-pmo-1.2062419#

They used bullets and cars . . .

“Zehaf-Bibeau had connections to at least one jihadist who went to Syria to wage jihad, and Rouleau listened to what the Islamic State was saying, and “did his part” in Canada. What was the Islamic State saying? Late in September, the Islamic State’s spokesman, Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani, urged Muslims to murder non-Muslims in the West. “Rely upon Allah,” he thundered, “and kill him in any manner or way however it may be. Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling.” He also addressed Western non-Muslims: “You will not feel secure even in your bedrooms. You will pay the price when this crusade of yours collapses, and thereafter we will strike you in your homeland, and you will never be able to harm anyone afterwards.”

Al-Adnani told Muslims to murder non-Muslims with any weapon at hand, or anything that could be used as a weapon: “If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.” Zehaf-Bibeau found a bullet. Rouleau found a car.”

- Canada’s Jihad Denial

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/robert-spencer/canadas-jihad-denial/

The Sabbath Project


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This upcoming Shabbat (Sabbath), October 24-25, Shabbat Noach, and the last before turning the clock, has been declared “Israeli Shabbat”. . .
“Israeli Shabbat” is happening parallel to the global initiative “The Shabbos Project” which hopes to bring together Jews worldwide to keep the Sabbath.

-Unity: Religious and Secular Families Come Together for Shabbat
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/186285#

See: The Shabbos Project
http://www.theshabbosproject.org/

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