NEWS FROM ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Israel Omitted from Atlases Sold to Gulf States
January 2, 2015 — Breitbart.com reports: “HarperCollins, one of the world’s largest publishing houses, has left Israel off the map in atlases sold to schools in the Middle East, leading to the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales accusing the publisher of harming peace efforts.
The atlases are printed by Collins Bartholomew, a subsidiary of HarperCollins which specializes in maps and atlases. A spokesman for that company told Catholic weekly The Tablet that Israel was omitted because including the country would have been ‘unacceptable’ to its customers in the Gulf region, and that they had wanted to incorporate ‘local preferences’. The West Bank and Gaza are both shown.
It has been reported that customs officials in one Gulf nation have only been allowing atlases to reach schoolchildren provided that Israel is struck out by hand in every copy.
Bishop Declan Lang, chairman of the Bishops’ Conference Department of International Affairs, told The Tablet: ‘The publication of this atlas will confirm Israel’s belief that there exists a hostility towards their country from parts of the Arab world. It will not help to build up a spirit of trust leading to peaceful co-existence.’
‘Maps can be a very powerful tool in terms of de-legitimizing ‘the other’ and can lead to confusion rather than clarity. We would be keen to see relevant bodies ensure that all atlases anywhere reflect the official United Nations position on nations, boundaries and all political features,’ added Dr Jane Clements, director of the Council of Christians and Jews…” (The Mideast situation is a fulfillment of what non-Spirit guided Christians have practiced. Satan stood against Israel and provoked David to number Israel. Anti-Semitism was rampant as it is today. Numerous denominations have manipulated over 3,500 Bible verses to eliminate any mention of Israel forever. God says in Isaiah 56:5 “I will give Israel an everlasting name…” We have apostates trying to bring Christianity and Islam together as they try to wipe Israel out of God’s Holy Word 3,534 times.)
Wild cheers for proposed invasion of Israel
December 31, 2014 — WND.com reports: “Turkish and Palestinian flags fluttered like angry birds in a crowd of thousands of people chanting ‘Allahu Akbar!’ and ‘Down with Israel!’
The chants grew more exuberant as the hulking, bearded man on the speaker’s platform assured them that ‘God willing, we will liberate Jerusalem together.’
The speaker was Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal and his audience was Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, gathered for its annual meeting Dec. 27 at a convention hall in Konya, the hometown of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
The Turkish prime minister introduced the Hamas leader and then took a seat in the front row, cheering and clapping for the radical Islamist statements being made by Meshaal.
‘As Turkey for centuries was the main defender of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, likewise with you are the center of the Muslim Umma (Muslim nation) which will carry on the mission of liberating Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque,’ Meshaal told the crowd in an address that received almost no major media coverage. ‘Know this, that strong Turkey is the strength of Palestine and of Jerusalem. Turkey is the strength that represents all Muslims.’…” (Armageddon is coming – Revelation 16:16 – the world’s greatest battle is described in Ezekiel 38:1, 2, 8, 16, and pinpoints Israel as the victims attacked and mentioned 18 times. Revelation 9:14 – 18 describes the battle of the ages: “…Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.” This scene takes place against Israel as mentioned 18 times in Ezekiel 38 & 39.)
Erekat: There’s No Difference Between Israel and ISIS
January 8, 2015 — Israel National News reports: “The Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, on Wednesday compared Israel’s construction of homes in Judea and Samaria to the actions of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group.
‘There is no difference between the terrorism practiced by the group led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Israel’s terrorism,’ Erekat said, according to the Ma’an news agency, referencing the leader of ISIS.
He added that ‘ending settlement activities is a prerequisite for eliminating terrorism.’
Erekat also slammed Israel’s decision to withhold the PA’s tax revenues over its applying to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying that Israeli threats would not deter the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people from holding firm to their inalienable rights, including the establishment of an independent state whose capital is Jerusalem…” (This statement is the most stupid remark ever uttered. Erekat is guilty of speaking damnable heresies and doctrines of demons – “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;” I Timothy 4:1, 2.)