Netanyahu: Paris peace conference a ‘fraud’ — The JPost

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday described the upcoming Middle East peace conference in Paris as a “fraud,” insisting that the meeting was an “anti-Israel” summit orchestrated by the Palestinians and sponsored by the French government.

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Op-Ed: Can the UN legally impose a solution on Israel?

A movement is afoot to get the UN to predetermine borders between Israel and the future 23rd Arab state and to recognize “East Jerusalem” as its capital. Such predetermination would be in violation of the Roadmap which calls for a negotiated solution where “negotiated” implies freedom to say “no”. And such predetermination would prejudge the outcome which the world never tires of telling Israel, no one can do.

I began doing research on the powers of the UN and on whether such UN predetermination would be ultra-vires its Charter. In other words, would it be legal by international law for the UN to dictate a solution. I wanted to know what the consequences might be for Israel. I have not yet gotten a good enough fix on these questions to give an opinion.

Regardless of the true meaning of the Charter, I fear that the UN would give the same answer that the Queen gave to Alice in Wonderland, “It means what I say it means”.

David Solway in The United Nations: Public Enemy Number One recommended that the US withdraw from the UN. He recites in a detailed way what is wrong with the UN and why it is the enemy of the US and freedom.

But his polemic left out a reference to the overriding purpose of the UN.

In 2001, John F McManus, the then president of the John Birch Society, gave a speech entitled The Plan to Have the UN Rule.

He quotes from a State Department official in 1945 Read More

The Preoccupation with an Occupation that Does Not Exist

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Jerusalem Post

By Dovid Ben-Meir

A day doesn’t go by when you don’t see a comment somewhere in the media about the “occupation” of the “West Bank” or of “Palestine”. You may even hear it referred to (incorrectly) as the longest occupation in modern history.

Occupation is when a foreign army invades and controls land that doesn’t belong to that army’s country. During WWII Germany occupied France, Japan occupied parts of China, Egypt occupied Sudan in the 19th century and beyond, and China has occupied Tibet in what is truly the longest occupation in the modern world, and so on.

Legally – occupation is only when the land occupied had formerly been under the legal control of another sovereign state. Continue

Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians

Israel has said it is suspending contact with EU officials involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians.

The move follows the bloc’s decision to label goods from Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “ordered suspension of diplomatic contacts with the institutions of the European Union on this issue”, a foreign ministry statement said.

The EU says the settlements are illegal, but Israel disputes this.

Mr Netanyahu, who is also the foreign minister, told the ministry to carry out “a reassessment of the involvement of EU bodies in everything that is connected to the diplomatic process with the Palestinians”, the statement said.

Just over two weeks ago the European Commission issued new guidelines….CONTINUE TO BBC

Illogical Logic Applied to the Jewish Race and Israel By Dan Payne

This article is addressed to anyone who does not believe in the promises made by the God of the Bible to a people called the Jews and to a nation called Israel.

This article is also addressed to all who believe in equal treatment by all nations toward all nations as it relates to current world immigration policies.

The world is now witnessing tremendous chaos in the Middle East. Countries like Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, etc. are being torn apart by the jaws of regional and civil war. Along with familiar antagonists like Iran and Russia, the world’s newest archenemy in human form—ISIS is roaming around the Middle East like a pack of rabid hyenas devouring everything in their path.

You are most likely aware that multitudes of indigenous peoples from those same ancient war-torn countries are being systematically forced to flee their homelands in fear for their lives. A refugee crisis now exists in the Middle East that only looks to be getting worse.

New UN figures suggest more than 700,000 refugees have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe in 2015, dwarfing the number of arrivals during the whole of last year in what has become the worst migration crisis since the end of the Second World War. [1]

I recently viewed a very interesting animated graphic that shows the flow of refugees toward Europe between 2012 and 2015 [2]. It uniquely exhibits the incredible multitudes of people flowing from the south to the north.

A question for you: Do you believe that all of the countries that are now receiving these multitudes of refugees from the war-torn Middle East should welcome them with open arms?

Do you believe that wealthier nations have a moral obligation to show kindness toward peoples from other nations who are in danger or impoverished? Do you believe that other relatively safer nations such as the Balkans and other wealthier nations like Germany, Austria, and Britain should caringly receive immigrants from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya?

Do you believe that they should institute policies that will provide these same refugees with food, shelter, healthcare and all the things necessary to be integrated into their society?

What about America? Do you believe that Middle Eastern refugees should be allowed to come to America? Should we hold our door wide open and integrate the refugees fleeing war and famine into our society like the nations of Europe?

Do you believe that immigrants should have access to the so-called “American dream?” Do you believe that they should be afforded every opportunity to achieve the American dream?

Is there any reason why their future generations can’t someday run for political office including even for president of the United States?

If you answered yes to most of those questions do you also happen to believe in the Bible? Do you believe in the promises that God made toward Israel; that they are eternal promises?

Do you believe the prophecies proclaiming many Jews will return to their homeland after centuries of being scattered throughout the world are still valid for today?

Actually, for the purposes of this article no belief in the Bible or the promises made by the God of the Bible to the Jewish race is required. (There are of course many people who do believe in the Bible but don’t at the same time believe that the promises made by God to the Jewish race are still valid.)

For those of you who don’t believe in the Bible, have you ever contemplated where the Jewish race actually came from? Here are a few ideas for the origins of the Jewish race if indeed the biblical record of their genesis is false: (These are only meant to be tongue-in-cheek as they are of course completely false.)

Maybe the Jews were really an ancient group of disgruntled Samurai warriors who came together to write their own religious text in order to lay claim to the fertile land stretching between the shores of the eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.

Or perhaps the Jewish race is made up of a group of Romans who grew dissatisfied with Cesar and decided to take over Palestine and rename it Israel. Maybe they wrote a fairytale and decided to call it the Torah.

Or perhaps “Palestine” was invaded by a clan of Vikings who subsequently integrated their own version of…well, never mind. Again, these outlandish fabrications are meant to demonstrate the absurdity of claiming that the Jewish race and the Bible are not deeply connected.

But even the fact that the Jews and the Bible are completely intertwined is not relevant to the main point of this article.

Here is the main question: If the Jews are just like any other race of people on earth; just like Arabs, Asians, Africans, Caucasians… and if their religion is the same as any other world religion like Hindu, Islam, Catholic… and if the Jews are just like any other group of people who identify themselves as a unique people, group, or race then why aren’t they allowed to be immigrants into a land that is not their own?

Why aren’t they allowed to be accepted into the government of another country called Palestine and play a role in that society and achieve what we in America call the “American dream?” Maybe you could call it the “Palestinian” dream.

Were Jews not at one time fleeing parts of war-torn Europe for their lives in past generations, just like the refugees fleeing parts of the war-torn Middle East today?

Why aren’t Jews allowed to participate in the “Palestinian” dream like all other races are allowed to participate in the “dream” that the countries they are immigrating to have to offer?

If indeed you do not believe in the Bible and the promises that God made to the Jewish race then why treat the Jewish race any different than other races? Continue article

Did God’s Covenant with Israel End at the Cross?

There are those in Christendom that believe that God’s covenant with the Jews was fulfilled, and thus ended, at the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. All the promises made to them are now transferred completely to those who accept and follow Jesus as Lord and Savior. Modern-day secular Jews thus have no legitimate, divine, claim to the Holy Land. Thus, the discussion about what to do with “Palestine” is complex and often heated.

Is this true?

I’ll do my best to answer these questions with a question of my own:

1. If the Jews today have no divine claim to Israel, why did God place them back there after living in exile for nearly 2000 years-just as He said He would do in Ezekiel 37? That prophecy was given before Jesus, but was concerning the end-times-after Jesus’ first coming.

Anyone can see the fact that the Jews’ reestablishment of their statehood, the reclaiming of their land as it were, was nothing short of a miracle.

The miracles of God’s protection over this “young” nation continues, as is documented in the video series/documentary Against All Odds: Israel Survives.

God still has a purpose for His chosen people. The Tribulation Period is not just a time of God pouring out His wrath on a world that has rejected Him, but also a last attempt to get His people to see their Messiah for Who He is: Jesus Christ.

True, only those who accept Christ as Savior and Lord will be saved, even among the Jews. But He has not wiped His hands of them just yet.

Everything, EVERYTHING that is happening in the mid-east, Russia and even here in the obvious decline of America, is all leading up to the very prophecies revealed thousands of years ago in both the Old and New Testaments. The following explain it better than I could:

The Jews in Prophecy: Have they been cast aside, or are they destined for glory?

End-Time Prophecy in Recent History