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Period: September 2018
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US WILL NOT STRONG-ARM ISRAEL IN PEACE NEGOTIATIONS, AMBASSADOR FRIEDMAN SAYS
Reassuring statements came from Ambassador David Friedman after Trump’s recent statement about Israel “paying a higher price” in peace talks.
By Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News - August 29, 2018
In an off-the-record call with the American Jewish Congress (AJCongress), US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman allegedly told Jewish leaders Wednesday that Israel will not be pressured for concessions if peace talks restart with the Palestinians – and there is no timetable for the presentation of the administration’s peace plan in any case.
‘No schedule for peace plan’
“There’s no schedule [for revealing President Trump’s peace plan],” Friedman told AJCongress, according to content curation service Jewish Insider, which covers American politics and business news from a Jewish angle. “I would imagine that we will roll something out. I hesitate even to put a month on it because it has shifted as we continue to listen and talk to people. So it’s not imminent. There are some rumors that we might present something at the UN [General Assembly]. It’s not going to happen. We will release it. We’re just trying to think of when we think is the right time, garnered to get the most positive response and maybe make the most progress,” he reportedly said.
Friedman downplayed the significance of the president’s comments last week that because the US opened its embassy in Jerusalem, Israel would have to pay “a higher price” in terms of concessions to the Palestinians.
“The President feels that if the parties are lucky enough to be sitting in a room and making progress, he might say to the Israelis, ‘Look, can you do a little bit more? Look what we did for you. Is there’s something more that you could do?’
“It’s not that he has something specific in mind,, but just that under the circumstances that the United States has engaged in really significant good faith efforts to strengthen Israel and strengthen its historical, multi-thousand-year connection to Jerusalem, maybe the Israelis could make it clear by leaning in a little bit as well,” he told the conference-call participants, according to the report.
No trade-off was ever mentioned when the idea of moving the embassy was discussed, the envoy insisted.
“I was there when the [Jerusalem] decision was made. I was there watching it and advocating for it in real time. There is not and there never was any demand made of Israel that they do anything in exchange for the Embassy move,” he said.
Friedman echoes Bolton’s comments
Friedman’s comments echoed the reassurances made by US National Security Adviser John Bolton when he visited Jerusalem last week to discuss regional issues -principally Iran and Syria – with senior Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“I don’t think there’s any change in policy,” Bolton said. “I don’t think there’s any change in policy. I think the president looked at the recognition of Jerusalem as being Israel’s capital and the inevitable consequence of that – that the US embassy ought to be in the capital city of the country which is accredited as the right and natural thing to do, and it’s not an issue of quid pro quo.”
Currently, however, the peace plan is on the back burner. What the administration is concentrating on now, according to Friedman, is how to avert a crisis in the Gaza Strip so that Israel and Hamas do not go to war yet again.
Friedman also made mention of the president’s popularity in Israel after all he has already done for the Jewish state. “President Trump has the highest popularity rating in Israel of any country in the world,” he said. “You know, if his popularity rating were this high in the United States I don’t think the Democrats would even field a candidate [in 2020].” Cont'd:
https://worldisraelnews.com/us-will-not-strong-arm-israel-in-peace-negotiations-amb-friedman-says

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ERDOGAN'S CHIEF ADVISER REVEALS "NEW WORLD ORDER" SEARCH ENGINE
Streamed live on Aug 18, 2018 - Israeli News Live - Erdogan's chief adviser in a televised broadcast let the cat out of bag on just who is behind the New World order and the search engine that will be used during the next step. While this is being revealed is the US set up for a coup like the staged coup of Turkey listen tonight LIVE for details
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwrme00agJM

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SPECIAL UPDATE ON ISRAELI STRIKES IN SYRIA OVERNIGHT
Behold Israel - Sep 2, 2018 - Amir's update from South Africa on the IDF strikes in Syria overnight. He speaks about Iran's attempted weapons shipment to Syria, the strikes in Damascus and much more.
Be sure to watch Amir's Middle East Current Events Update from Sept. 1 for more details on regional developments in Syria and Iran.- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qe0YPh-ldw&feature=youtu.be

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UN AMBASSADOR NIKKI HALEY EXPLOSIVE SPEECH AT THE CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL SUMMIT
July 23, 2018 - Trump TV Network
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84KnS2kbMqc

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THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE IMPOSSIBLE! MUSLIMS HELP CHRISTIANS ENTER DOME OF THE ROCK
A & O Productions - August 29, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw8k7P0mZ9I

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OSLO ACCORDS AT 25: MANY NEGATIVES AMD A FEW POSITIVES
US President Bill Clinton stands between PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin as they shake hands for the first time, on Sept. 13, 1993 at the White House after signing the Oslo Accords. (AFP)
Daoud Kuttab - September 13, 2018
•Despite the return of Palestinian leaders and the release of prisoners and withdrawal from populated cities, the negatives have outweighed the positives
•Oslo also created a class aligned with the occupation and has further entrenched economic dependency on Israel
AMMAN: When the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Yasser Arafat, and his deputy, Mahmoud Abbas, stepped foot on US soil in September 1993, the PLO was considered a terrorist organization by the US and Israel.
They had been invited by President Bill Clinton, along with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and his Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the PLO and Israel.
First Israel and the PLO exchanged letters of recognition of each other. Once legitimized, the Sept. 13 ceremony at the White House Lawn began. The famous handshake between Arafat and Rabin became the iconic image of the ceremony. The MoU they signed became known as the Oslo Accords. Cont'd: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1371256/middle-east

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KUSHNER SAYS US MEASURES AGAINST PALESTINIANS INCREASE CHANCES FOR MIDEAST PEACE
ushner Says US Measures Against Palestinians Increase Chances for Mideast Peace
Image: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump with senior White House adviser Jared Kushner at the start of a meeting in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO.
JNS.org – September 16, 2018 - The chances for Middle East peace have improved by eliminating the “false realities” that surround the peacemaking process between the Israelis and Palestinians despite recent US moves against the latter, according to US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
“There were too many false realities that were created - that people worship - that I think needed to be changed,” he said on Thursday in an interview with The New York Times. “All we’re doing is dealing with things as we see them and not being scared out of doing the right thing. I think, as a result, you have a much higher chance of actually achieving a real peace.”
Kushner’s remarks follow the administration’s closing on Monday of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Washington offices and the cutting of funds for the Palestinian Authority last month, in addition to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which deals with the Palestinian refugee issue. “Nobody is entitled to America’s foreign aid,” Kushner said in the interview.
US: DOWNING OF RUSSIAN MILITARY PLANE HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO END IRANIAN ARMS TRANSFER THROUGH SYRIA. - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said that the downing of a Russian military plane off the coast...
The PA blasted Kushner’s remarks, with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesperson saying that Kushner reflects “ignorance of the reality of the conflict.” “Peace will only come through a two-state solution, including [eastern] Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine, in accordance with legitimate international resolutions and Arab League summit decisions,” Nabil Abu Rudeinah said in comments published on the official PA news outlet Wafa. Cont'd:
https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/09/16/kushner-says-us-measures-against-palestinians-increase-chances-for-mideast-peace/

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ISRAEL SHUTS DOWN AND GOES SILENT AS JEWS CELEBRATE HOLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR YOM KIPPUR, THE DAY OF ATONEMENT
All flights in and out of Ben Gurion airport ceased at 1:35 p.m.. The airport will reopen Wednesday night with arrivals starting at 9:30 p.m., while departures will resume at 11:30 p.m. Public transport also gradually halted with buses and trains stopping their routes until after the fast day. As sundown approached, all local radio and television broadcasts gradually fell silent.
By Geoffrey Grider - September 18, 2018 - Israel shut down on Tuesday evening for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.
How well I remember the time where, shortly after I got saved, when I first held a copy of the Jerusalem Post in my hands. I found it at an international news stand in Princeton, NJ, and it may sound silly to you but I actually trembled a little bit holding that paper. Why? Because long before I became a Christian, God broke my heart for Israel and the Jewish people after I watched raw WWII newsreel footage in eighth grade on the concentration camps in Hitler’s Germany. I sat there as a 14 year old boy, my face stained with tears, unable to comprehend what I was watching on the screen. Holding a copy of the Jerusalem Post in my hands was not like holding any other newspaper. I felt connected to the only place on this earth that God called His Land, and to the only people on earth who are called His chosen people.
Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.” Leviticus 23:27,28 (KJV)
So today on this highest holy day for Jews both in Israel and around the world, we here at NTEB are joining you in prayer to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, that the forgiveness you seek will be found by you in the LORD as you fast and atone individually and as a nation. The words of the prophet Jeremiah resound as true and powerfully today as they did when first spoken thousands of years ago, and offer hope to Jew and gentile alike.
Am Yisrael Chai.
Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.” Jeremiah 26:13 (KJV)
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/israel-shuts-down-goes-silent-as-jews-celebrate-holiest-day-year-yom-kippur/

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DROUGHT IN ISRAEL AND SECOND COMING OF THE MESSIAH
ivarfjeld - August 27, 2018
Israel is entering its sixth official year of drought, the Water Authority said Sunday.Many of Israel’s lakes, riverbeds and aquifers are at unprecedented 100-year lows. The Sea of Galilee is dangerously close to its “black line,” the level below the intake pipes of the water pumps that send the lake’s water to nearby towns. Israelis… Read More Drought in Israel and second coming of the Messiah. Cont'd:
https://ivarfjeld.com/2018/08/27/drought-in-israel-and-second-coming-of-the-messiah/


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CATHOLIC CHURCH REPEAT CLAIMS TO JERUSALEM
ivarfjeld - August 4, 2018
Holy Land Latin Patriarchate says the legislation violates UN resolution that led to Israel’s founding, as well as Declaration of Independence. The Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem on Monday issued a statement slamming the newly passed nation-state law, which it called discriminatory, and said it violated both Israeli and international law. The Patriarchate, which represents the Roman Catholic… Read More Catholic Church repeat claims to Jerusalem. Cont'd:
https://ivarfjeld.com/2018/08/04/catholic-church-repeat-claims-to-jerusalem

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BIG MOVE! ISAEL IS GIVING CHINA THE KEYS TO ITS LARGEST PORT
DAHBOO777 - Sep 17, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNMBAcBCTAU

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US CONGRESS VOTES $38 BILLION DEFENSE AID TO ISRAEL INTO LAW
Bipartisan bill passes House on Wednesday, now heads to U.S. President Donald Trump’s desk for signature • Bill ensures 10-year memorandum of understanding with Israel would not be affected by budgetary wars, boosts U.S. war-reserve stockpile in Israel.
By Ariel Kahana, Erez Linn and Israel Hayom Staff
September 13, 2018 / JNS) A bipartisan bill that would cement U.S. military aid to Israel into law has passed a major hurdle on Wednesday night. - The U.S. House of Representative approved the measure, known as the Ileana Ros-Lehtinen U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, several weeks after it passed the Senate. It will now head for the president’s desk.
Under the proposed legislation, the $38 billion in military aid over 10 years spelled out under the 2016 Memorandum of Understanding would be funded through a special mechanism that would be separate from the annual budget. The bill’s official name was changed to honor Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), as the outspokenly pro-Israel congresswoman is not running for re-election this fall.
“[She] has been a stalwart friend of Israel throughout her time in Congress, and it is a fitting honor that this bill to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship bears her name,” said Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.). “Israel is under constant threat from every direction. A threat to Israel, our strategic ally in a turbulent region, is also a threat to our national security.” Cont'd:
https://www.jns.org/us-congress-votes-38-billion-defense-aid-to-israel-into-law/

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THE MASONIC PLAN FOR IRAN - WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebECQvYcwHU

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IS A NEW CRISIS BREWING IN THE SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY?
By Cyril Widdershoven - Sep 09, 2018
Major changes are never going without instability, conflict and possible crisis. Saudi Arabia’s dramatic change to diversify its economy away from an oil-based rentier state status is not going as smooth as expected.
The continuing delay of the Aramco IPO, the struggling gigaprojects commissioned by the sovereign wealth fund PIF, and changes to the social fabric, could be undermining the position of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Conservatives and religious extremists could be heading for a showdown, if the implementation of Saudi Vision 2030 is showing weaknesses. Internal royal opposition still exists, but until now MBS has been partly saved by the full-support of his father, King Salman. Looking at the situation on the ground, a showdown is looming… is another Ritz Carlton in the making?
International criticism on the ongoing dramatic changes inside of the Kingdom has been growing. Western media sources seem to have picked MBS as one of their main targets, as negative articles about the impact of Saudi Vision and the ongoing discussion on human rights or religious freedoms are following each other up on a regular basis. This criticism is for a large part unfounded, as changes to Saudi Arabia’s social fabric and the position of the Wahhabi conservative clerics should not be underestimated, especially when looking from a Western perspective. Bringing the Kingdom into the 21st Century will not go without internal instability, setbacks and possible hiccups. Cont'd: https://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/Middle-East/Is-A-New-Crisis-Brewing-In-The-Saudi-Royal-Family.html

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PRESIDENT TRUMP'S MOVE TO DEFEND ISRAEL
September 10, 2018 - President Trump’s National Security Adviser, John Bolton, has declared that the Palestinian Liberation Organization will be expelled from Washington. Fox News reports: The Trump administration announced Monday that it is closing the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington, following attempts by the group to get an international court to prosecute Israel for alleged war crimes. The announcement marks the latest blow by the United States against the Palestinians amid a stalled Mideast peace process.
“The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court,” National Security Adviser John Bolton plans to say during a Monday afternoon speech to the Federalist Society. “The United States will always stand with our friend and ally, Israel.” Cont'd: https://1600daily.com/2018/09/10/president-trumps-move-defend-israel/

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U.S. AMBASSADOR TO ISRAEL: WE'VE THROWN BILLIONS TO PALESTINIANS, PEACE IS NOT A MILLIMETER CLOSER
The Next News Network - Sep 8, 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPPWwqxk26I

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MIDDLE EAST CURRENT EVENTS UPDATE
Prophecy Update Videos - September 7, 2018 - Watchman Report: Middle East Current Events Update, September 7, 2018.
Amir's update from Cape Town on the recent IDF strikes in Syria, the Russian and Iranian military campaign in Idlib and much more. He also spoke about the upcoming Jewish Feast of Trumpets and it’s Biblical significance. www.beholdisrael.org
All the signs of the last days are converging at the same time. Bible Prophecy is happening right before our eyes and like birth pains, the predicted events are happening more frequently and more intently. Never, in the history throughout the world have so many forces, including economic, scientific, techno-logic, ecologic, cultural, geopolitical, moral, spiritual and religion, converged together to bring this world that's already teetering over the edge into the abyss, to a point of no return. Jesus said when you see all these signs happening, know that I am near, even at the door. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywYjSISX4ws&feature=youtu.be

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VOTE PALESTINIAN FOR MAYOR OF JERUSALEM
By Aaron S. - September 7, 2018 - Aziz Abu Sarra, a 38-year-old Palestinian, plans to run for mayor of the Municipality of Jerusalem next month.
Abu Sarra tops a new state list called Al Quds Lana (Jerusalem is ours), which will be the party he runs for in the upcoming Jerusalem City Council elections.
Due to the fact that he is not an Israeli citizen, Abu Sarra will have to ask the Israel Supreme Court to change the law.
“Israelis who understand that the situation cannot continue should vote for the Palestinian list, and I hope some will,” Abu Sarra said, referring also to the inhabitants of the western part of the holy city. “We are 180,000 people who have the right to vote, we don’t have to stay on the sidelines. I believe that if this happens, ‘Bibi’ will issue all kinds of laws to prevent it; but in this way, people who think that the status quo in Jerusalem can continue will understand that it cannot continue. and Israelis” Abu Sarra said. Cont'd
https://www.jerusalemonline.com/headlines/vote-palestinian-for-mayor

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ABBAS THREATENS TO CUT TIES WITH ISRAEL IF HAMAS TRUCE GOES THROUGH
September 7, 2018
Dismayed by the prospect of Hamas reaching a separate accord with Israel, the PA president issued threats that were reported in the Arab media.
By: Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News - Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to cut off all relations with Israel, including security cooperation, if it goes ahead with the cease-fire agreement that is supposedly in the works with Hamas, according to an Al-Hayyat report Friday. Egypt has been the main mediator between Israel and Hamas, facilitating indirect talks between the two sides that have led to reports of understandings being reached, though neither party has signed onto anything as yet. Although there has been a significant reduction of violence emanating from Gaza in recent weeks, balloon-arson attacks have only slowed from a barrage to a thin stream that still threatens Israeli farmland and communities.
https://worldisraelnews.com/abbas-threatens-to-cut-ties-with-israel-if-hamas-deal-goes-through/


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IRAN EARTHQUAKE: MAGNITUDE 5.5, 2 DEAD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-EsnWk39aU

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NETANYAHU REPORTEDLY HAD SECRET TALKS ON GAZA WITH SISSI IN EGYPT IN MAY
By TOI staff - September 19, 2017
Leaders said to have discussed easing blockade in exchange for ceasefire, PA assuming control of Strip and return of Israelis held by Hamas
Image: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, right, in New York on September 19, 2017. (Avi Ohayun)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly traveled to Egypt in May to meet with President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, Channel 10 news reported Monday.
Quoting unnamed American officials, the reports said the focus of the trip was to discuss an arrangement in the Gaza Strip that would see the return of the Palestinian Authority to the coastal enclave, a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, the easing of the Israeli and Egyptian blockades on the Strip and steps to advance humanitarian projects there. Cont'd: https://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-had-secret-meeting-in-egypt-with-sissi-in-may-to-discuss-gaza-report


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