CHRISTIANITY TODAY IN ISRAEL – JUDEA AND SAMARIA

The latest message from the Palestinian Authority. As published in the Jerusalem Post. 

 President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday accused Israel of continuing to “consolidate an Apartheid regime by accelerating policies that destroy the two-state solution.”

Abbas’s latest accusation came in a “Christmas Message” in which he repeated other charges against Israel, such as the construction of an “Annexation Wall” and the uprooting of “historic olive trees” near Bethlehem.

“Jesus is a symbol for all Palestinians,” Abbas said. “Palestine and its people take pride in being the birthplace of Christianity and having the oldest Christian community in the world.”

Palestinians in Bethlehem, he said, would celebrate Christmas this year “surrounded by 18 illegal settlements and an annexation wall, which are taking over their land.”

Abbas went on to say this Christmas comes during a particularly difficult period and that international intervention is “desperately needed to protect the Palestinians.”

He accused Israeli extremists of attacking mosques and churches, and said the “twin cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem have been separated for the first time in more than 2,000 years of Christianity.”

The PA president stressed that there can be no Palestinian state without Jerusalem as its capital.

He also reiterated his condemnation of terrorism by Islamic State and other groups, saying he supported action against them.

“We express our solidarity with the peoples who have been affected by their evil actions, and particularly with the millions of refugees who were forced to leave their homes in search of safety,” he said.

SEE THE STORY FOLLOWING WHICH IS AT ODDS TO ABBAS’S CUDDLING OF CHRISTIANS THIS TIME OF YEAR.

The latest Christian Church burning by Muslim extremists, September 2015

Obama’s “peace partner,” the Palestinian Authority, has been “curiously” silent over the major fire set yesterday at a Christian church in Bethlehem, the biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ. Curious? Hardly.

The destruction of churches is a rife in Muslim countries. It’s hardly exclusive to ISIS.

Gabriel Naddaf, spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, wrote on his Facebook: “I call to strongly condemn the burning of the holy Church ‘St. Charbel’ burned tonight in Bethlehem by Palestinian extremists. I condemn in the strongest terms the powerlessness of the Palestinian Authority in maintaining the holy places of Christians in Palestinian territories. I call PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas to handle the hazardous events seriously and with severity instead of preaching morality to Israel.”

But Abbas did no such thing. And the world is so cowed by these devout savages, they have come to silently accept this evil, and worse still, shill for it.

Benjamin Netanyahu posted in his Facebook page:

“I am proud that the Christian community in Israel has grown each year. Unfortunately, across the Middle East, that trend happens only in Israel. In many other parts of our region, the Christian community is persecuted and attacked. Even in the territories of the Palestinian Authority, including Bethlehem, the cradle of Christianity, the Christian community is shrinking every year.

“PA Strangely Silent after Muslims Set Bethlehem Church Afire,” By Yaacov Levi,  Israel National News, September 27, 2015
The Palestinian Authority has been curiously speechless after Muslims set a major fire at a Christian church in Bethlehem Saturday.

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The Palestinian Authority has been curiously silent over a major fire at a Christian church in Bethlehem.

In its sole statement, the PA said that the fire at the St. Charbal church in the city was caused by an “electrical malfunction” – a description that is at odds with an account by Israeli Christian Arab Father Gabriel Naddaf, who said that the church was burned down Saturday night by “Palestinian extremists.”

“I condemn with all my heart the laxness of the Palestinian Authority in protecting Christian holy places it controls. I also hope that all the Christian leaders who demonstrated when the Church of Bread and Fishes near Tiberias was burned down will also demonstrate against this terrible act,” Naddaf wrote on his Facebook page.

According to Christian community leaders in Bethlehem, the fire was started by extremist Islamists who for months have been threatening community members with harm. As a result of the fire, several rooms on the church’s second floor were completely destroyed. No one was killed or injured.

Sources quoted by Naddaf said that the fire was just another in a long series of attacks by Muslims against Christians in Bethlehem. “The PA tries to sweep these incidents under the rug but it never condemns these acts, which interfere with freedom of religion,” the sources said. Before PA chief Mahmoud Abbas “lectures Israel on its morality, he should look at his own responsibilities and deal with them appropriately,” Naddaf wrote.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu also discussed the fire on his Facebook page, saying that he was “very proud that the Christian community in Israel grows annually. Unfortunately Israel is the only place in the Middle East where this is happening. In most parts of the region, Christians are persecuted and attacked. In the PA as well, including in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christianity, the Christian community shrinks each year.

“If the church was burned down by extremists, I would expect the PA to do everything possible to catch those responsible, as Israel has done when it comes to attacks on shrines of all religions,” Netanyahu added.

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ABBAS A PSEUDO PALESTINIAN SUICIDE BOMBER

Just as he does every December, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, along with other PA officials, made the Christmastime claim that Jesus Christ was a Palestinian, rather than a Judean. What an insult to Christianity and Christian history to have this Jew Hater spew out this filth which denigrates Christianity and the Son of God. Abbas, a suicide bomber, has resorted to what can be called hallucinations of the mind.  So now we have it, according to Mazen, Jesus is a Palestinian Muslim.

The facts from the new testament, text defines Jesus as  a Jewish resident of Judea. The Roman Empire changed the name of “Judea” to “Palestine” one hundred years after Jesus’s death.

Palestinian Christians have suffered as dhimmis for centuries. An English traveler in the Holy Land in 1816, for example, remarked that Christians were not permitted to ride on horseback without express permission from the Muslim Pasha.5

Other European travelers to the Holy Land mentioned the practice whereby “a dhimmi must not come face to face with a Muslim in the street but pass him to the left, the impure side,” and described how Christians were humiliated and insulted in the streets of Jerusalem until the mid-1800s. The British consul in Jerusalem wrote that in the Holy Land, particularly in Jerusalem until 1839, Christians were pushed into the gutter by any Muslim who would swear: “turn to my left, thou dog.” They were forbidden to ride on a mount in town or to wear bright clothes.

From 1953 until 1967, Jordan undertook to Islamize the Christian quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem by laws forbidding Christians to buy land and houses….It ordered the compulsory closure of schools on Muslim holidays and authorized mosques to be built near churches, thus preventing any possibility of enlargement.

In Israel, too, Muslim fundamentalists seek to assert dominance over Christian Arabs. “Attacks against and condemnation of Christians are also often heard in mosques, in sermons and in publications of the Muslim Movement.”16 In Nazareth, a significant clash developed in recent years when Muslims sought to build a grand mosque next to the Basilica of the Annunciation, the dominant Christian landmark in the town

The PA, in fact, denies historic Jewish – and thus Christian – ties to Jerusalem. Walid M. Awad, Director of Foreign Publications in the Palestinian Ministry of Information, asserted: “The location of the [Jewish] Temple on the Temple Mount is in question….There are scholars who say that it might be in Jericho or somewhere else 4 kilometers outside of Jerusalem.” Asked “The New Testament talks of Jesus going to the Temple in Jerusalem. Are you suggesting that Jesus went to Jericho rather than Jerusalem?” he responded, “It depends on what temple you think he went to.”44 U.S. Ambassador Dennis Ross asserted: “The only new idea [Arafat] raised at Camp David was that the temple didn’t exist in Jerusalem.”

Continuing the Islamic tradition of Saladin – who constructed two mosques contiguous to and taller than the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – mosques have mushroomed adjacent to and usually taller than churches. Loudly amplified Muslim sermons have been aired during Christian services, including the Pope’s April 2000 address in Nazareth, which had to be halted until the Muslim call to prayer was concluded.

Christians should start demanding blood for blood when it comes to Muslim incitement. Prayers only go so far.

 

JERUSALEM – THE HOLY OF HOLIES – CHRISTIANS TREATED LIKE KINGS

Jerusalem, the “City of David” since time immemorial has been fought over, contested, destroyed, rebuilt, but still lives on, located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the world.Today, Jerusalem survives because the Israeli’s see to it that all religions flourish. In fact there is no place in the Middle East where Christians feel more safe than in Israel. According to the Biblical tradition, King David conquered the city from the Jebusites and established it as the capital of the United Kingdom of Israel, and his son, King Solomon, commissioned the building of the First Temple.

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In 2011, Jerusalem had a population of 801,000, of which Jews comprised 497,000 (62%), Muslims 281,000 (35%), Christians 14,000 (around 2%) and 9,000 (1%) were not classified by religion.  According to the Prussian consul, the population in 1845 was 16,410, with 7,120 Jews, 5,000 Muslims, 3,390 Christians, 800 Turkish soldiers and 100 Europeans. In 1867 an American Missionary reports an estimated population of Jerusalem of ‘above’ 15,000, with 4,000 to 5,000 Jews and 6,000 Muslims. From 1922 to 1948 the total population of the city rose from 52,000 to 165,000, comprised two-thirds of Jews and one-third of Arabs (Muslims and Christians).

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According to recent figures released by Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, there are roughly 161,000 Christians living in Israel, equaling about 2 percent of the population and an up from 158,000 in 2012. Equate this number out of a total population eight million and 200,000 Christians living in Turkey with a population of 80,000,000. 
 
 Most Palestinian Christians nowadays see themselves as culturally and linguistically Arab Christians with ancestors dating back to the first followers of Christ. They claim descent from a mixture of Jews and Gentiles who converted to Christianity in the first few centuries AD.

TURKEY’S ERDOGAN PLAYING WITH FIRE – THE HAGIA SOPHIA STORY

Time and time again the New Boston Tea Party has demanded that NATO drop Turkey from the organization. Turkey is ruled by a dictator; President Erdogan is a Muslim Brotherhood stalwart – a bomb thrower, a suicide bomber, an instigator, a terrorist, anti-U.S., anti Israel and an anti-semite.

NATO looks the other way when it is to their advantage, Turkey is strategically located enabling NATO and the U.S. coalition to use Turkish airspace; Turkey needs to be fore warned that their place in history will be dictated by their actions against the NATO countries and their diplomatic transgressions. For instance their sending weapons to the Palestinians aboard the MV Mavi Marmara. Israel intercepted the MV in international waters during its voyage to Gaza. Fighting erupted and 9 members on the MV were killed.

The Israeli government-appointed Turkel Commission unveiled its final report on January 2011, and found both the blockade and the force used by the Israeli soldiers to be legal. A Polish authority on admiralty law, Professor Andrzej Makowski of the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia, also upheld this view in an extensive article in the Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs in May 2013. Bottom line here is that Turkey is a provocateur.

In the latest act of incitement Erdogan spews from his rabid mouth that Israel is “playing with fire” concerning their actions on the Temple Mount.  However, Erdogan fails to mention the real crime against humanity is the actions regarding the Hagia Sophia. Once the center of Eastern Christendom, Constantinople competed with Rome.

From the date of its construction in 537 until 1453, it served as a Greek Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931. It was then secularized and opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.Hagia Sophia Mars 2013.jpg

In 1453, Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks under Sultan Mehmed II, who ordered this main church of Orthodox Christianity converted into a mosque. By that point, the church had fallen into a state of disrepair. Nevertheless, the Christian cathedral made a strong impression on the new Ottoman rulers and they decided to convert it into a mosque.[9][10] The bells, altar, iconostasis, and sacrificial vessels and other relics were removed and the mosaicsdepicting Jesus, his Mother Mary, Christian saints and angels were also removed or plastered over. Islamic features—such as the mihrab, minbar, and four minarets—were added. It remained a mosque until 1931, when it was closed to the public for four years. It was re-opened in 1935 as a museum by the Republic of Turkey. Hagia Sophia is currently (2014) the second-most visited museum in Turkey, attracting almost 3.3 million visitors annually.

Before the world pays attention to this Turkish imbecile they must demand that the Hagia Sophia be restored to its rightful place in history. It is noteworthy to remind those Christians that Turkey once 100% Christian is now outnumbered by Muslims, 80,000,000 to less than 200,000. this is a manifestation of the treatment Christians receive in the Muslim world.

 

ISRAEL HAS BEEN THROWN TO THE WOLVES

Senators who are casting their vote for the Mullahs have shown their hand, they are obviously against the Jews and the State of Israel. They are for Obama and his anti Jewish upbringing. There are no two ways about it. Israel is now between a rock and a hard place which means, sooner or later they will have to act; hopefully when that time comes, a Republican President will be sitting in the White House.

There was a better deal, a “no deal” and more sanctions, inevitably this would bring Iran to the table because an anti-cleric revolution would be brewing. But as we have seen, Obama is Muslim Brotherhood and anti-Sunni. Americans who know the truth understand the anti-semitic ways of this Muslim in sheep’s clothing.

The Jewish Democrat supporters of Obama are in a state of shock,  fuming over what has happened. It was much Jewish money that flowed into Hussein’s campaign, they find out now that they made a bargain with the devil. How this will play out in the 2016 election is worth noting. We would expect a wave of the Jewish vote crossing over to the Republican side.

One thing that is not forgotten, the American people as a whole, over 58% according to last count, are against the deal and only 31% are for it. Another salient point, this is not a treaty, but an Obama U.N. caval that sees Israel (Jews) as the trouble of all the world’s ills. Out of seven billion people only .20% call themselves Jews, fourteen million out of seven billion. Christians worldwide are coming to Israel’s defense which is not surprising.

Wasserman-Schultz, another Jew carrying Obama’s water. May she rest in peace.

SCHUMER’S CHOICE – DO WHAT IS RIGHT

We will hazard a guess that the majority of Jewish Americans are not high fiving the Iranian deal with the words shalom (peace); most Americans are against the deal too. However Obama and Kerry knelt down on the Iranian prayer rugs blessing the Koran. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait shook to their very bones as POTUS blew them away; they are now part of the Israeli axis. If the time comes to defend themselves against a nuclear weapon, the Sunni Arab states will most likely depend on Israel to protect them.

Since mounting the throne Obama has thrown Israel under the bus. There is no doubt about it. But the time of truth has come for Charles Schumer and the rest of the Jewish Senators – Blumenthal, Schumer, Feinstein, Boxer, Benett, Cardin, Franken, Schatz, Sanders and Wyden to stand up to POTUS.  Their only choice, defy Obama a pyrrhic victory. By doing so they will put themselves in political purgatory.  The only question remains; do they have the courage to do what is right?

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?

The Obama administration and P5+1 insist the new 159-page nuclear deal facilitates inspections and true verification capabilities, but critics are alarmed by its concessions, including one that gives Iran a 24-day advanced warning of inspections.

Well America, we don’t have to read it to know what’s in it. Obama sellout of America. A nuclear holocaust awaits the Middle East. We are taking bets on who the first target will be. Hint, starts with an I.

The Diplomats failed in their diplomacy. Their logic is ‘that without a deal’ Iran would be developing a nuclear weapon anyway.. True, but their economy would be squeezed even more perhaps leading to a revolution disposing of the Ayatollah and the Revolutionary guards.If it can happen in Egypt, it can happen in Iran.  With this bad deal a nuclear weapon will be developed out of the starting gate; wait and see.

VLAD PUTIN – THE MAN FROM BAD

Vlad is one bad dude, a bully machine throwback to the 1900’s; mentored by Uncle Joe. First it was Crimea, next Ukraine, now he is sending defensive missiles to Iran.Vlad has his eye on the Baltics too.  Hey, you got to hand to him, with the likes of Obama mired in quick sand, thugs are given free rein; this is the new reality.

On the cusp of an Iranian deal  and the Ayatollah has Obama eating out of hands;  Vlad the bad warns the United States to take that, a virtual thumb in the eye by selling the missiles to the rug merchants. Vlad is not through with his aggressive rhetoric, he warns Israel not to sell weapons to Ukraine. Covering all the bases while Obama wets his pants.

And then Vladimir intones that the missile deal to Iran is of a defensive nature. Well, ho ho ho to that! Defensive means that any violation of the pending nuclear deal will prevent the destruction of Iran’s nuclear facilities. Throwing that in the face of Obama before the Iranian deal is inked is one more shot across the bow. Squeezing Iran more by increasing the sanctions is the correct approach, not eliminating sanctions. In time Iran will beg on their knees for relief. And then again by squeezing them there is a possibility of a green revolution over throwing the Iranian trouble makers.

Soon, very soon Israel will have to make a move if the United States likes it or not. Israel has been put into this awkward position by the weakness of Obama. Make no mistake about it the evil ventures of Muslim terrorists, be they the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, Boko Haram, al Qaeda or the Taliban, it is Obama who has given them the go ahead.

Case in point, China and Russia have large Muslim populations, but very little terrorist attacks. The common denominator is a tyrant government with muscle and when necessary they are not afraid to use it. This has not happened in the Middle East and Africa where government have fallen because they failed to act when the first terrorist attack hit.

There is only one way to neutralize the threat from these Islamic killers; carpet bomb them to death by blowing them to kingdom come.

NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN SIMILAR TO OBAMACARE

 

THE US  CAVED” says the French.

Quote Nancy Pelosi, “we need to pass the bill  so you can find out what’s in it.” So Obama’s lacky, John Swiftboat Kerry, has broken bread with the Iranians. The framework deal is agreed to Obamacare but with a different name based on the limited details released so far. In fact the Iranian mullahs do not want the negotiating points to be discussed, but kept secret until the final agreement is signed sometime in June.

However, what is known so far is that Iran will keep 5000 centrifuges and any future inspections will be by appointment only. And those inspections will be at today’s validated nuclear facilities. In other words, secret sites that have not been divulged are off limits. This is a fools bargain. As we have witnessed with Obamacare thousands of errors and rewrites including Obama’s executive orders have hounded the program. The Supreme Court will determine the future of Obamacare by June. The question they will be answering is, are  subsidies legal if a state does not have an exchange? A “no” vote will leash an outcry by Obama and his Democrat criminal cohorts that passed the bill. Obamacare will then be in terminal mode gasping for breath. Obama will have no place to go being that Congress is in Republican hands.

From Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who said the deal “would not shut down a single nuclear facility in Iran, would not destroy a single centrifuge in Iran and will not stop R&D on Iran’s advanced centrifuges. On the contrary. The deal would legitimize Iran’s illegal nuclear program. It would leave Iran with a vast nuclear infrastructure. A vast nuclear infrastructure remains in place.” Apparently Obama does not realize the consequences of the deal; those consequences involve Israel lighting up Iran  if they continue to move their nuclear program forward. A strike on Iran is not only a probability it is a certainty. Israel has taken the measures necessary to, at a moments notice, activate its defensive capabilities in that direction.

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are not sitting idly by; they have weighed in and warned Hussein Obama that the deal (treaty) must be vetted by and passed by Congress. If not sanctions will not be lifted. In fact they indicated more sanctions will be imposed.  “These negotiations began, by President Obama’s own admission, as an effort to deny Iran nuclear capabilities, but instead will only legitimize those activities,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in a statement. “I cannot stand behind such a flawed agreement.”

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, was more critical, saying the agreement “rewards an enemy, undermines our allies and threatens our safety.” And Sen. Marco Rubio called it “just the latest example of this administration’s farcical approach to Iran.”  Click here to read more on what is going to transpire in the days ahead.

 

The Iranian negotiator is calling Obama a liar in his description of the deal. Saying that Iran has given up nothing to secure a deal.  CLICK HERE FOR A MOST IMPORTANT READ FROM IRAN’S TOP NEGOTIATOR ZARIF.

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DAVID VS GOLIATH

The biblical story of David slaying the giant Goliath is now playing out in real time. In the past couple of weeks we have seen heightened acrimony develop between Netanyahu and Obama. First Netanyahu’s poked his thumb in Obama’s eye when he accepted Boehner’s invitation to address Congress. Apparently Obama did not want the American people to hear the truth about Iran’s covert nuclear operations.

The subject Israel knows all too well,  a nuclear genocide threat from the terrorist regime of Iran comparable to the Nazi extermination of the Jews. Of course no one expects Israel to sit idly by waiting for their destruction no matter what the United States does. However, the Israeli elections were shocking to the Obama camp as they backed the Herzog-Livni ticket. We know what happened here; a stunning defeat and egg on Obama’s face.

In this regard Obama acts like a child, going into a tantrum type frenzy-bouncing off one wall after another; for what can he do? Threaten the smaller Israel. Picking a fight like a bully, but laying down to Iran.  He is now rethinking America’s support for Israel, what support?

Under Obama Israel and Egypt have been thrown under the bus. Obama has given flight to ISIS, Iran and Russia. However, Israel has other weapons at its disposal in its fight with Muhammad Hussein Obama. For instance, Goliath thought his size alone would be enough to thwart the smaller David, but David had one thing Goliath did not, a secret weapon. David’s sling was enough to bring Goliath to his knees and like the sling of old Israel has many slings in their arsenal that have not yet seen the light of day.  Stay tuned.