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OBAMA..a gangster in the White House

April 12, 2011

Barack Obama: Gangster in the White House
“A bestseller!”—Sean Hannity
“Gangster Government is all the rage!”—Neil Cavuto
Bribery….coercion….intimidation. Sounds like a movie review of The Godfather, but unfortunately we’re talking about our federal government.

So says bestselling author David Freddoso in his controversial new book, Gangster Government: Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy.

In his 2008 New York Times bestseller, The Case Against Barack Obama, Freddoso examined Obama’s pre-presidency actions and ideologies, revealing an extremely liberal Senator with shady alliances who would stop at nothing to become president of the United States.

Picking up where The Case Against Barack Obama left off, Gangster Government not only reveals the damage Obama has done since he has been in office, but exposes a side of Obama few have seen before—the corrupt Chicago politician whose number one goal behind any bill, stimulus, or regulation is to reward his friends and punish his enemies.

As Freddoso reveals, whether those “enemies” are oil companies, small businesses, or ordinary taxpayers like us, Obama will do—and has done—whatever it takes to sideline those who oppose him.

“Americans are used to politicians who help their friends when they can,” says Freddoso. “But no one expected President Obama to reshape the presidency to the extent he has. So far, he has overturned hundreds of years of lawmaking in America, betrayed our Constitution, and mocked millions of voters.”

A devastating and shocking look at a president whose training on Chicago’s political playground shines though every bent law and every broken promise, Gangster Government documents the first two years of an administration that is so corrupt, it would make Al Capone blush.

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Top-o-the-Decade to you!

January 1, 2010

Ten Years was not a very long time…and then twenty-ten (the pre-teen years of adolesence) is upon us…
2009 is now all over and we are in the first few hours of 2010. In spite of millions of people’s expectations that Barack Obama would perform major messianic miracles, 2009 brought us the worst financial situation for more than 50 years. In the midst of the deepening recession, as financial institutions were falling like dominoes,  Bernie Madeoff made off with billions of investors hard earned savings. Al Gore and co tried to freak us out with the worry of being flooded out of this life by rising sea levels, caused by the fictitious Global Warming.  Then there was the threat of millions of deaths from the dreaded Swine Flu (funny – have not heard a single word about it for weeks now )  2009 could have closed with a major catastrophe on Christmas Day, had the Al Qaeda inspired attempt to blow up the Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.  Whether it was Divine intervention, Islamic incompetence, or just plain good luck, the bomb was a fizzer and the aircraft and passengers were saved from certain destruction, while the would be terrorist only managed to burn himself.

With all of that now behind us, what can we expect in 2010 ?  Even more of the same would be good news, because I expect things to get worse.  I believe that one of the reasons for the rapid deteriorating state of the world is Genesis 12:3.  The God of Israel told His servant Abraham that He would bless those who blessed him & his descendants, and that those who take Israel and the Jewish people lightly would experience the wrath of Israel’s God.  Most nations in the world today are taking lightly the God-given right to occupy all of the territory that God promised to Abraham.  The secular media has turned The Jewish people from being the victims of Islamic and Church inspired anti-Semitism, into blood thirsty monsters who oppress and murder the so called Palestinian people, even stooping as low as accusing the Israel army harvesting their organs.

The Holy One of Israel tells us in His Word that Israel is the lens of His eye. Zech 2:8 8  For thus says the LORD of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.  (NKJ)   That tells me that everything God sees as He looks down from Heaven at every activity taking place on Planet Earth, He sees through the lens of Israel.  And I dont think the All Powerful One is too happy with the way that most of the world ( and much of the Church )  treats His nation and his people.  Of course there are other reasons why the Creator of the Universe is bringing the nations under His judgement.  Abortion, homosexuality and other sexual immorality, idolatry and the love of money just to name but a few.

To quote form this weeks  The Omega Letter Intelligence Digest Vol: 22 Issue: 28 – Monday, December 28, 2009   ………..

We’re just days from saying goodbye to the first decade of the 21st century.  If one wanted to summarize the first ten years of the 21st century, it would be the Decade of Fear.  The decade opened with the threat posed by  the Y2K Bug  to bring about the instantaneous destruction of Western civilization.  Ahmed Ressam intended to ring in the New Year with a bomb attack against Los Angeles International Airport — the so-called Millennium Plot

One of the jokes making the rounds during the first decade of the 21st century went like this:  “You know the end is near when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy,  France accuses America of arrogance and Germany doesn’t want to go to war.”

Add to that the election of a woefully inexperienced Chicago politician on the basis of his race, his coronation as the nation’s messiah and the introduction of national socialism and you begin to wonder if we’ll last until Saturday so we can say goodbye to the Decade of Woe.

So are we ready for what ever 2010 holds for our nations, and our families ?  How do we best make ourselves ready ?

1/   We need to be physically prepared  –  a good degree of physical fitness in case we need to walk a long distance to save our lives or the lives of others.
    – prepare a stock of drinking water and long-lasting foods  –  a comprehensive medical kit –  copies of important documents and back ups of important 
      date in our computers  –  an escape and rendezvous plan with family & close friends and your home group (we may not be able to get to church)

2/   We need to be emotionally prepared  – mentally ready to deal with a dramatic change in our lifestyles and comfort levels  –  once the money system crashes and they bring in the New World Order cashless system we wont be able to buy or sell unless we take the mark  –  that means we cant pay our rent or utility accounts, buy food and water,  gas up our cars  ……. nothing !   Are we emotionally ready to deal with that ?

3/   Most importantly we need to be spiritually prepared.   We need to be firmly standing on The Rock.  We need to know the Word and be led by the Holy Spirit.  We need to be like Peter when the Lord called him out of the boat, he was able to walk on the water – until he focused on the waves and the wind instead of focusing on the Lord.  We need to fix our eyes on Yeshua and do only what He tells us to do, and to trust the voice of the Lord only.

And always remember  1/  Great is He who is in us than he who is in the world
                               2/  If God is for us who can be against us
                               3/  No weapon formed against us will prosper
                               4/  When these things begin to happen, look up for our redemption is getting close

Josie and I, Stefan & Keren and Jordan pray that inspite of what comes in 2010, you and your family will be blessed, anointed, protected and prospered  –  in the name of Yeshua  ………..  Amen & Amen

The Lord bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on the land given to the Jewish people by the God of Israel.  Lets pray that Israel will turn back to their God.  Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Lets also pray for that breakthrough to the Muslims,  and please remember to pray for all of the soldiers in the IDF -they are defending and fighting for the Kingdom of God.

Shabbat Shalom …. David & Josie 

THIS WEEKS NEWS REPORTS 

1.  US to Jumpstart Peace Talks, but Israeli FM Says it’s Impossible   Israel Today News  Dec 28th
     The Obama Administration is preparing a major relaunch of peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians, but Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said they are doomed to fail.   A senior Arab diplomat told the AFP in Cairo on Monday that “US special envoy George Mitchell will present two draft letters of guarantee, one for Israel and one to the Palestinian Authority during his next visit to the region.”   He said Washington hopes the two letters will serve as the basis for renewed peace talks, though the diplomat himself doubted it would work since the letter to the Palestinians does not include the demanded full cessation of Jewish construction in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.  A day earlier, Lieberman said it is increasingly clear that a real peace agreement cannot be concluded in the next 10 to 20 years.  “We think that if we make more concessions everything will work out,” the Jerusalem Post quoted Lieberman as telling a gathering of Israel’s 140 ambassadors in Jerusalem. “Even if we return the last grain of sand, and divide Jerusalem, and agree to all the demands, nothing will change and we will be in the same situation.”
     Lieberman said that Israel had already gone above and beyond in its concessions and gestures for the sake of peace, including allowing the PLO terrorist organization to move into the region and set up as a sovereign power and uprooting 10,000 Jews from the Gaza Strip.  On top of that, former prime ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert had been willing to meet as much as 98 percent of remaining Palestinian demands, only to be slapped in the face by their “peace partners.”   “It doesn’t matter what we offer, they will always find an excuse to say ‘no,'” noted Lieberman.  Pointing out that the Palestinians cannot even remain united themselves, as evidenced by the Hamas-Fatah conflict, Lieberman lamented that there is little hope the current generation will see peace.
Please pray that the Lord’s peace plan will be established

2. Washington Squawks Over New Homes for Jews in Jerusalem   Israel Today News   Dec 28th
     The Obama Administration on Monday criticized Israel for approving plans to build 700 new apartments in three Jewish neighborhoods on the eastern side of Jerusalem, which the Palestinians claim as their future capital.  The apartments will be built in neighborhoods that are home to tens of thousands of Jews already, and which almost no Israeli agrees should be surrendered and emptied of Jews as part of any peace deal with the Arabs.  But with Washington increasingly taking the Palestinian view of issues on the ground, an administration official speaking on condition of anonymity was not shy in referring to the new construction as settlement activity.   “…we consider all the Israeli settlements to be beyond the pale of what we wish to see going on, and are not helpful, again, to getting the two sides back to the table,” the official said in remarks to the Associated Press.
     Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev reminded the Americans that Israel does not “make a distinction between the West Bank and Jerusalem. Jerusalem is our capital and remains such.”    Other officials also noted that eastern Jerusalem was not included in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s partial 10-month settlement freeze designed to get the Palestinians back to the negotiating table.   Unreported by most media outlets was the fact that the Jerusalem municipality also approved the construction of 500 new Arab housing units on the same day.
Please pray that the Israeli government will ignore the demands of the US administation and cancel the settlement freeze

3.  Israel Eliminates Rabbi’s Palestinian Killer   Israel Today News  Dec 28th
     The Israeli army on Saturday shot and killed the Palestinian terrorist responsible for a roadside shooting two days earlier that left an Israeli rabbi and father of seven dead.  Israeli troops surrounded the home of the terrorist in the Samarian city of Nablus and demanded that he surrender himself. When the terrorist refused, the troops opened fire, killing him and two accomplices.  Israeli settlers, who have been at odds of late with the security establishment over enforcement of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s temporary settlement freeze, praised the swift retaliation following an attack on one of their own.
However, settler leaders noted that had the government and army not succumbed to American pressure to remove so many roadblocks in the area, Thursday’s fatal shooting that left Rabbi Avshalom Chai dead probably wouldn’t have happened.
     Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority condemned Israel for eliminating Rabbi Chai’s killer, and accused the Jewish state of reinstating an “assassination policy.” PA Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh said that rather than Palestinian terrorist attacks on Jews, it was Israel’s retaliatory operations that were dragging the region into violence instead of peace.   However, many Palestinians who spoke to local media outlets insisted that the Israeli raid on the terrorist’s Nablus hideout was facilitated by PA security forces. They noted that prior to the operation, all PA security personnel left the area.
    Hamas jumped at the opportunity to further defame the PA by accusing it of “collaboration” with the Zionist enemy. Of course, the various agreements between Israel and the Palestinians obligate the latter to collaborate at every level with Israel to end the scourge of Islamic terror in the region.   Israeli security officials praised what they called “determined and impressive” action by PA security forces in the wake of Rabbi Chai’s murder, including the arrest of some 120 suspects. That praise further strengthened claims that the Palestinian Authority was cooperating with Israel at some level.  Many Israelis are waiting for the day that the Palestinians are no longer speaking out of both sides of their mouths by cooperating with Israel behinds the scenes (if indeed that is what happened) and then condemning the Jewish state in public.

4. Hamas: We Foiled Israeli Attempt to Locate Gilad Shalit     Ha Aretz News  Dec 31st
    The internal security apparatus of Hamas claims to have foiled an Israeli attempt to collect intelligence on where kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit is being kept. According to the head of Hamas’ internal security service, Abu Abdullah, the Shin Bet security service has tried gathering intelligence through members of the rival Fatah organization who have operated in the Gaza Strip in the past.   The report appears to be mostly an attempt to smear the Palestinian Authority and its activities. Abu Abdullah said in an interview to a Web site affiliated with Hamas, Falastin Alan, that the Fatah operatives hired a house and cars in the eastern part of Gaza City and planned to kidnap a senior figure in the military wing of Hamas and bring him to Israel. He did not specify when the operation was to take place.
     Meanwhile, the Hamas Web site reported that the negotiations for the release of Gilad Shalit have met with Israel’s refusal to release four “senior” prisoners. The four are: Tanzim leader Marwan Barghouti, secretary general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmed Sa’adat, and two of the heads of Hamas’ military wing in the West Bank, Ibrahim Hamad and Abdullah Barghouti, who are responsible for the murders of dozens of Israelis in suicide bombings.   On the other hand, a member of the Hamas politburo, Izzat al-Rishq, stressed in an interview to the Arabic language TV station Al-Jazeera that the Islamist Palestinian group is continuing consultations on the proposal relayed to it by the German mediator.  Rishq rejected the report Tuesday by TV station Al-Arabiya that Hamas had turned down the proposal.  The Hamas official refused to offer details on the substance of the proposal from Israel or comment on problems that Hamas may have with it.
Please pray that Gilad will escape or be rescued unharmed

5. Israeli Government Braces For More Petitions to Open Roads   ICEJ News   Dec 31st   
    A day after the High Court of Justice ordered the IDF to open Highway 443 to Palestianian traffic defense officials said Wednesday that the Defense Ministry is preparing legal arguments against an expected spate of court petitions to open other roads currently only open to Israeli cars because of security concerns.  On Tuesday, the High Court of Justice ordered the IDF to open Route 443 – which links Jerusalem to Ben-Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv – to Palestinian traffic. The road was closed to such traffic in 2002 following a spate of terror attacks along the road that killed six people. Until then, the road had served as many as 55,000 Palestinians living in several villages along the length of the highway, including Beit Sira, Safa, Beit Ur a-Tahta and Khirbet el-Misbah.  Modi’in Mayor Haim Bibas, in an interview with Israel Radio Wednesday morning, said the High Court of Justice decision to open the 443 highway to Palestinian traffic is “detached from reality.”   Bibas stressed that the road was closed after various terror attacks, is now safe and constitutes a central artery for traffic.
    According to the B’Tselem advocacy organization, there are still 59 kilometers of roads in the West Bank that are off limits to Palestinian traffic. Most notably are the roads that link the Palestinian village of Hawara with the settlement of Elon Moreh, the road that connects the Palestinian town of Salfit with Road 5 and the Kedar road near Ma’aleh Adumim.   Officials said that the Defense Ministry’s legal department was preparing defenses for expected petitions by human rights and advocacy organizations against the closure of these roads to Palestinian Authority traffic. “The court ruling on 443 sets a precedent based on which groups will likely try to get other roads opened,” one official said.
    The court gave the IDF five months to make preparations to open a 14-kilometer section of Road 443 that is between two checkpoints – one called Maccabim near Modi’in, and the other on the opposite side near Jerusalem. To ensure the safety of Israeli drivers, the IDF will likely increase its presence on the highway and erect additional watchtowers to deter and spot potential attackers. “This is a matter of strategic importance since this is one of only two highways that connects Jerusalem with the center of the country,” one IDF source said Wednesday. “We need to make sure that it is safe and open at all times.”   In addition to potential shooting attacks on the road, the IDF is also concerned with the possibility that Palestinian terrorists will plant improvised explosive devices near the highway. Two weeks ago, security forces discovered the remains of an IED – made of a gas balloon and firecrackers – that had gone off along the road.
Please pray that this dangerous decision will be reversed

6. In Absence of Peace, Israel Has Chosen ‘Peace-Lite’     Ha  Aretz News    Jan 1st
     The previous decade began with Israeli hopes of peace, but was characterized by wars and disappointment. On January 1, 2000, the country was on the brink of signing an agreement with Syria, and was a few months away from reaching a permanent settlement with the Palestinians. Or at least that is how it appeared back then, with numerous peace conferences, rounds of negotiations and diplomatic summits taking place.  At the end of summer that year, however, everything changed. The peace process collapsed in both channels, the Syrian and the Palestinian, and in its stead the second intifada broke out, lasting more than four years and leading to the deaths of thousands of Israelis and Palestinians. The delicate infrastructure of the Oslo Accords, which relied on cooperation between Israel and Yasser Arafat’s state-in-the-making, fell apart, never to return. Prospective agreements that surfaced during the course of the decade all came to naught.  In place of the false anticipation for “an end to the conflict,” Israel developed a new model that can be termed “peace substitute” or “peace-lite.” Instead of political agreements setting out terms for security arrangements and normalization, the new approach relied on setting boundaries that would grant Israel international legitimacy for acts of self-defense. Instead of control on the ground, Israel would deter its enemies from afar, through its air force. It was deterrence in place of peace.
      Israel subsequently withdrew from South Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, and discovered that the other side also prefers deterrence to peace. Hezbollah’s rocket stockpile up north and Hamas’ presence in the south were meant to counterbalance the Israel Defense Forces’ firepower. Twice Israel went to war, in Lebanon in 2006 and in Gaza in 2008, and in both cases, the mutual deterrence formula – “destruction versus destruction” – was eventually restored.   A similar process took place with the Syrian channel, but more cautiously, and without the terrible price the other wars exacted in casualties, physical destruction and economic devastation. Syria strove to bolster its deterrence against Israel by secretly building a nuclear reactor and arming Hezbollah. Israel attacked the nuclear facility in Syria in 2007, and, according to foreign sources, it also engaged in widespread clandestine activity on the Syrian side, culminating in the assassination of senior figures. Again, the motive was maintaining deterrence. The Syrians did not respond to the bombing of their reactor, or to the assassinations on their territory, and thus all-out war was avoided.

7. Iran Soccer Body Sends Israeli Team New Year`s Greeting    Jerusalem Post Dec 31
    The Iranian football federation sent its Israeli counterpart a new year’s greeting on Thursday, Army Radio reported, in what a Tehran official described as a mistake.  Mohammad Ali Ardebili, director of foreign relations for the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, told Army Radio that he had not intended to send the missive to the Israel Football Association.  “It is a greeting sent to every country in the world,” Ardebili said. He quickly then inquired: “Are you talking from Israel? I can’t speak with you. It’s a mistake, it’s a mistake.”   The greeting was received in Israel by the head of the Israel Football Association’s legal department, Amir Navon.    “He came into my office asking me if I thought it was a mistake,” said body spokesman Gil Levanoni/ “So I told him that I didn’t know, but that we should send in a reply.”   Levanoni and Navon said they replied to the greeting with a “happy new year to all the good people of Iran,” and said: “We also added a wink.” 

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Climate Change? or temporary insanity…

December 26, 2009

The CARMEL ALERT  Dec 25th 2009
A compilation of news reports from the past week for the information of those committed to praying
 for Israel  and the salvation of the Jewish  people

David’s Comment:  Turn Up The Global Warming  –  Its Freezing Outside !!!
Sorry about the sarcastic title for such a serious subject, but the Climate debate is becoming ridiculous.  The Copenhagen conference on “Climate Change” is now behind us and like many other similar attempts by our secular humanistic leaders to fix the world’s problems, this one also seems to be a load of hot air.  As we have seen in previous world conferences, it is very difficult for the leaders to overcome cultural differences and financial interests, to be able to come to a firm agreement.  At least they have began to use a more correct term for the issue. It began with the politicians and the news media constantly referring to “Global Warming”. however they are now more correctly calling it “Climate Change”

What bothers me is how blind or stupid the news media seems to be.  It is very obvious that they constantly turn a blind eye to the real facts behind the Israel / Arab conflict, and now it is becoming very obvious that they are doing the same with their new “Palestine” – the Global Warming issue.  Just as there is no such thing as a Palestinian people, and never has been,  there is no such thing as Global Warming.  Many places in the world are colder than they have been for decades.  It started snowing in Denver, Colorado, weeks earlier than normal.  New Zealand had its coldest winter for many years, and there are other places where the temperatures are lower, not higher.  And there are places that are warmer that they have been for several years, so we can clearly see that there is no Global Warming going on, but I concede that there is Climate Change – some places are colder and some places are warmer.  So 10 points and a Christmas present to whoever is responsible for the correct change of terminology.

The conference closed at the weekend with ‘Superstar / Messiah’  Barack Obama making his grand entry at the last minute, in the hope of being the catalyst to secure an international agreement, and securing an even greater  “Messiah” status in the eyes of a world desparate for saviour, but not a saviour who represents the true Creator of the Universe.  They prefer the kind of Messiah who like themselves opposes every good instruction that the Creator YHVH has given us to live by.  Thankfully Obama failed on both counts and slowly more and more people who voted him in, are beginning to realise that the US president. in not the great Messiah they hoped he would be

However it seems that most of the news media are still seriously blinded to the truth behind almost everything that is going on in the world today.  I find it absolutely ludicrous that while this Climate conference was taking place, and many Europe and parts of the USA were experiencing their coldest December for more than 50 years.  The snow storm in Washington DC was so severe as Air Force One landed with Obama on board, that the huge blue and white Boeing 747 was almost invisible.  As the ‘greenies’, the policitians and the media were getting out of shape over the claims that our vehicles, industry, and even too many cows were causing the temperatures to rise, placing the future of life on Earth in doubt, millions of people were freezing, and tens of thousands of other people in the UK, Europe and the northern east coast of the USA were left stranded as road, rail and air transport was closed down by the coldest December weather in 50 years and more.

Come on now, who are you trying to kid ?  If this is Global Warming we need much more of it !!!
 
For all of you who are preparing to celebrate the birth of Yeshua, Josie, Jordan, Stefan & Keren and I pray that you will all have an abundantly blessed Christmas with family and friends, and that the Holy One of Israel will prosper you in every way in 2010.

The Lord bless you as you bless Israel by standing in defense of her right to exist on the land given to the Jewish people by the God of Israel.  Lets pray that Israel will turn back to their God.  Do not be silent, but share this with your fellow Christians, share it with your pastors, and with anyone you have a chance to speak to. Lets also pray for that breakthrough to the Muslims,  and please remember to pray for all of the soldiers in the IDF -they are defending and fighting for the Kingdom of God.

Shabbat Shalom …. David & Josie 

THIS WEEKS NEWS REPORTS 

1. Obama: Israel Will Eventually Attack Iran    Israel Today News   Dec 18th
   US President Barack Obama warned Chinese Prime Minister Hu Jintao in Beijing last month that Washington can only prevent Israel from attacking Iran for so long, senior Israeli diplomats revealed to Ha’aretz on Thursday.   Obama was in China to convince Hu to stop opposing international efforts to sanction Iran over its defiant nuclear program. Obama warned that eventually Israel will feel the threat to its existence is too great and will attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, and there will be nothing the US can do to stop it.   Washington believed the visit to be a success when China backed international condemnation of Iran a week after Obama returned to the US. But in the past two weeks, China has returned to its previous policies by opposing international efforts to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic.  Both Obama and Israel also hoped to decrease China’s dependency on Iranian oil, which provides a very steady income for Tehran.   Meanwhile, the Israeli and American intelligence communities are leading a global effort to uncover and shut down clandestine Iranian purchasing networks that are busy buying up the materials needed for Iran’s nuclear program.  One such network was exposed recently in Taiwan.
Please pray that the Israeli government will make God led decisions concerning Iran

2. Israel: This Is Our Last Gesture to Palestinians   Israel Today News  Dec 20th
    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday said Israel is getting fed up with making peace gestures to the Palestinians, only to be slapped in the face, and that the current 10-month settlement freeze will be the last gesture offered by Israel.  “Now the time for Israeli gestures has ended. The Palestinians can decide whether they want to come to the negotiations table or not,” Lieberman told students at Ariel University Center. “The ball is in the Palestinian court.”   Lieberman reminded those listening that the temporary settlement freeze is not the first gesture implemented since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office in March. Netanyahu also complied with Palestinian demands that he accept the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state as the outcome of peace talks, and has removed numerous military checkpoints in the so-called “West Bank.”
    But instead of responding in kind, or at least returning to the negotiating table, the Palestinians have rejected each Israeli gesture and “moderate” Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has repeatedly threatened to step down over what he calls phony Israeli offers.  “We cannot tolerate a situation in which (Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas) keeps threatening to resign and shouting ‘support me,'” said Lieberman.   If the Palestinians do not take the current gesture seriously, Lieberman said it will be Israel’s last and it will be fully reversed. “Let be clear – in 10 months construction in the Judea and Samaria will resume in an open and transparent manner.”
Please pray that the whole peace process comes to a grinding halt and that Israel will hold on to every inch of God-given land

Deal for Gilad Shalit at Least 10 Days Off   Israel Today News   December 23rd
3.     This is not the first time media reports have suggested an imminent prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas that would see abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit finally freed from Gaza. And if reports this week are accurate, that deal won’t be hammered out for at least another 10 days, if ever.  Few details of the deal being discussed are known, except that Israel is ready to free about 1,000 jailed Palestinian terrorists in exchange for Shalit. The deal is reportedly being held up by Israel’s insistence that the more notorious of those criminals be exiled from the region. Israel is also refusing to release about seven of the terrorists demanded by Hamas due to the severity of their crimes.  Hamas on Wednesday rejected Israel’s latest positions, but said it would continue negotiations in order to sway Israel and get its way.
     Israeli organizations that represent the victims of Palestinian terror note that terrorists released in previous prisoner exchanges went on to kill 200 Israelis, and that Israel should not make the same mistake in its quest to win Shalit’s freedom.  Palestinian media outlets have also acknowledged that Israel’s willingness to release hard-core terrorists for captured or even dead Israeli soldiers is incentive to continue the kidnappings.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is painfully aware of the dilemma.  “I face two vital principles – the desire to free hostages and the desire to protect Israeli citizens from an attack in the future,” Ha’aretz quoted Netanyahu as telling concerned families of terror victims on Tuesday.
Please pray that the Israeli government will Not go ahead with the prisoner exchange,  but that Gilad will escape or be rescued

4. Palestinian  Gunmen Kill Israeli Motorist     Israel Today News  Dec 24th
    Palestinian terrorist gunmen shot and killed an Israeli motorist traveling in northern Samaria on Thursday. The attack occurred between the Jewish communities of Shavei Shomron and Einav.   The assailants managed to flee the scene, and a manhunt was launched to bring them to justice.  The last fatal terrorist shooting in Judea and Samaria occurred in March 2009.  In other terror-related news, security forces on Thursday revealed that a major traffic disruption last week on the highway that runs from northern Jerusalem to Tel Aviv had been caused by a roadside bomb.  The bomb had several firecrackers attached to it, which were supposed to set off the high-grade explosives. But only the firecrackers went off, possibly saving many lives. Israeli security forces destroyed the rest of the bomb in a controlled explosion.
Please pray that all acts of terror ill be exposed and thwarted before they happen

5.  Israel: US Coonsulate Car Tried to Run Over Checkpoint Guard    Jerusalem Post  Dec 25th
      A  dispute is rumbling between Israel and the US Consulate in Jerusalem after a US diplomatic car allegedly tried running over a Defense Ministry security guard recently at an IDF checkpoint in the West Bank. The car had been stopped after the occupants refused to present identification papers.   Israel is also furious that one of the consulate cars was found to have transported a Palestinian without permits between Jerusalem and the West Bank.   The identification of American diplomats from the consulate at IDF checkpoints has been a major sticking point for several years. In January 2008, the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria filed complaints with the Foreign Ministry after both US Security Coordinator Lt.-Gen. Keith Dayton and then-consul-general Jacob Walles refused to roll down their windows or open their car doors and show identification papers at a checkpoint.  However, Israel’s ire reached a new level after an incident on November 13 in which a five-car convoy of consulate vehicles with diplomatic plates arrived at the Gilboa crossing.
     According to a detailed official Israel Police description of the incident obtained exclusively by The Jerusalem Post, the drivers refused to identify themselves or open a window or door. The drivers, according to the report, purposely blocked the crossing, tried running over one of the Israeli security guards stationed there and made indecent gestures at female guards. The entire incident was documented by cameras at the crossing.  Following the incident, the head of the police’s Security Department, Lt.-Cmdr. Meir Ben-Yishai, convened a meeting on November 18 at police headquarters in Jerusalem with the regional security officer at the consulate, Tim Laas. Also present were officials from the Defense Ministry and the Foreign Ministry, and the regional security officer at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, Dan Power.    Ben-Yishai described additional violations by consulate workers, and referred to at least one case in which a female Palestinian without appropriate documentation was found in a diplomatic car. Defense officials told the Post that there had been other similar cases in the past. omeone,” Ben-Yishai said, according to the official police protocol. Ben-Yishai also said the drivers of the cars, from east Jerusalem, hid their Israeli identity cards and put stickers over their names on their consulate-issued identity cards, since, as they claimed, “they are in a diplomatic vehicle and cannot be touched.”

 6. Was Jimmy Carter’s Apology to Jews Genuine?   Israel Today News  Dec 23rd
    Former US President Jimmy Carter surprised many earlier this week when, after decades of antagonizing Israel, he published a letter of apology to Jews around the world for “stigmatizing” the Jewish state.  Carter’s outbursts and accusations against Israel and his acceptance of Hamas and other terror groups are well known. His 2006 book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” which laid the bulk of the blame for the lack of peace on Israel, was seen as the last nail in the coffin of a relationship that ostensibly began positively at Camp David in 1978.   So, Carter’s letter of apology struck many as odd, and on Tuesday it was revealed there may indeed have been ulterior motives.  Just one day after Carter’s letter was published, his grandson, Jason Carter, announced that he is planning a run for the Georgia state senate, with aspirations of a much grander political career. Having his grandfather tainted as a “Jew hater” would have greatly hindered that career.  Both Carter and his grandson denied that the apology had nothing to do with Jason’s upcoming electoral campaign, but the timing and the absolute reversal of the former president’s earlier sentiments have raised many questions.

7. Palestinians Ban British Choir for Performing with Israeli Orchestra   Israel today News  Dec 23rd
    The Palestinian Authority this week informed the Clare College Choir from Cambridge, England that its performances in eastern Jerusalem and Bethlehem had been cancelled after it dared to perform last week with the Israeli Camerta Orchestra.  The ban came after the London-based Palestinian Solidarity Campaign circulated a petition against the choir over its “indifference to Palestinian suffering,” evidenced by its willingness to perform with and for Israelis.  According to the boycott group, the Clare College Choir’s appearance in Israel had helped to promote it “as a normal state,” which the Palestinians and broader Arab world find unacceptable.  The choir’s director, himself a professed supporter of the “Palestinian cause,” said he was taken aback by the ban.

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