More border clashes have broken out in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The group fired over eighty rockets on Israel in two days, Sunday and Monday. The Iron Dome defense system successfully intercepted 90% of these missiles. In response, the IDF struck Islamic Jihad terror targets near Damascus, Syria, and the group’s headquarters in Khan Younis.
Israel has closed its borders to tourists from Asian countries to include Japan and South Korea. Last week, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand were included on this list with China. Closing the borders to these countries is almost impossible considering that there are always people from these countries visiting on business or on their everyday jobs in embassies.
Israel has joined the nations of the world to take precautions against the spread of Coronavirus in their land. Twelve Israeli citizens on the Diamond Princess ship in Japan will return to Israel on a private airplane. When they arrive in Israel they will be placed in quarantine and immediately sent to Tel Shomer hospital in Tel Aviv.
Israel elections are scheduled for March 2, and each citizen has already received notice of wherein this election he will vote. The presentation of the Deal of the Century is a big factor in the new elections. Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu have both received the proposal with favor, but the other parties, who will be important to complete the required coalition, have different opinions about the Trump Plan.
Jews are in the news not only in World news but also in American politics. The elections in America are scheduled for November 2020 with President Trump running against a Democratic candidate who may be from his Jewish liberal opponents. One of these candidates may be Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of NY and successful businessman. Charles Schumer another important Jew in American politics has not showed interest in running for President but he is still young and may sometime become a Democratic Presidential candidate.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced President Trump’s peace plan Tuesday before the United Nations Security Council. He described it as offering a “Swiss cheese” state, with many holes in it, removing sections of Judea and Samaria from a Palestinian State. These were instead giving to Israeli settlements for annexation.
In the impeachment trials of President Trump was revealed Jews in leadership positions in America primarily democrats who were against President Trump to the point of even wanting to impeach him. Finally they have been defeated. President Trump in wonder could not understand why Jews do not love the State of Israel and their land.
President Trump has done more than any other President for Israel. He recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He recognized annexation of the Golan. He cancelled a very dangerous nuclear treaty with Iran who preaches the destruction of Israel. He has recently revealed the Deal of the Century which will give Israel the right of annexation of portions of Judah and Samaria and even the Jordan Valley. Besides support for Israel, President Trump has fought against Anti-Semitism in Universities a great problem for Jewish youth in America. President Trump has supported religious freedom for all faiths and has recognized religion as an important part of America.
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Condemnation of the US peace plan for the Middle East was deleted from the text of a Palestinian draft resolution to be voted on in the UN Security Council on Tuesday, and it refrains from mentioning the United States, contrary to its first language. The text, presented to the 15 member states of the Security Council on Saturday and seen by the French news agency AFP, states that the initiative “departs from the internationally-endorsed terms of reference and parameters for the achievement of a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to this conflict, as enshrined in the relevant United Nations resolutions.”
Israel continues to attempt to try to postpone an all-out war in the hope that a peaceful solution will come. U.S. President Donald Trump has entered into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as a referee. Referees can sometimes be blamed for making mistakes. Since introducing the Deal of the Century, tensions in Israel and Palestine are growing. Referees have an important place in sports. People want sometimes to put the blame on the referee, others accept that being a referee is difficult and necessary.
The Israeli army again attacked the positions of Syrian forces and pro-Iranian militias near Damascus. The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) confirmed the Israeli missile attack on the positions of the Syrian army, and the forces affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran, citing Israeli air defense against rockets fired by Israel. The news has not yet been confirmed by Israeli sources. The Associated Press then confirmed and supplemented the news.
“Confidential” information continues to flow from the office of the head of the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, about what happened at his meeting with the head of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, on Tuesday in Uganda. Citing expert opinion, Israeli media reported that the purpose of this media campaign is to win votes in the general elections to be held on March 2. That is in less than a month.
Lubavitch Chassidism is spread out throughout the world but its central location is in Brooklyn, NY 770 Eastern Parkway. They have branches in almost every country in the world where live or visit Jews. Recently their representative in China was interviewed about the effects of the Coronavirus.
On the 10th of the month of Shvat which falls out this year on Febraury 5 representatives of Lubavitch and followers of the Rebbe the leader of Lubavitch will be visiting Crown Heights Brooklyn where is there hometown, the place where lived the previous Rebbe Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson and his successor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Rabbi Yosef Schneerson on this day passed away and a year later on this date was crowned his successor Menachem Mendel. Today is the seventieth anniversary.
At the age of nine years old, Laurent Simons had already completed his bachelor’s degree. His IQ was tested as 147, and he lives in Belgium. He wants to complete his MA in Israel and his parents have requested the Consulate of Israel to help the child find a suitable university.
The wise men of God and truth in the history of mankind set their goals for the highest levels of truth and peace. The lives of these great saints are recorded in history. There are two types of spiritual giants who are compared in scripture to the Ox or bull and the whale or sea serpent called Leviathan. These are saints of national religion and universal faith. In history their ideologies sometimes clash. The universal light is called the supernal shining light. The National light is compared to the moon which has no light of its own.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced a break in any relationship between Palestine and Israel, as well as the Americans. Abbas made the announcement before the start of an Arab League summit in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. “We’ve informed the Israeli side . . . that there will be no relations at all with them and the United States, including security ties,” Abbas declared.
While attending a flower festival in Southern Israel, Benny Gantz, the leader of Blue and White in March’s elections was forced to complete his speech in a bomb shelter as sirens forced them to evacuate the hall. This was the fourth consecutive day that rockets were shot into Israel from Gaza. Israel retaliated for each of these incidents.
The Corona virus is spreading through China. There still is no cure. China is closed down. Until a cure can be found, the answer is through prayer and good deeds. Judaism has a segula – a spiritual remedy. The letter of Rabbi Nachman. A segula is a spiritual remedy for all types of dangers to life and happiness. In the language of Wikipedia a segula is a protective or benevolent charm or ritual in Kabballistic or Talmudic tradition. Depending completely on segulot or Kabballistic remedies is not recommended but Kabballistic remedies may come in handy when there is no sure answer to these problems which threaten life.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, immediately after addressing the public in Washington, left to Russia to speak with Vladmir Putin. In his address revealing the peace plan, US President Trump showed his support for a safe and prosperous Israel and Palestine. To have a safe and prosperous Israel and Palestine requires peace.
President Trump on Sunday met with the two leaders of the State of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz. They came to Washington to hear U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech about the Deal of the Century for Middle East peace. Netanyahu leads the Likud, the center-right political party in Israel, and Gantz represents Blue and White, the center-left alliance.
Trump on Tuesday revealed his peace plan called the Plan of the Century. It is good for the world and good for the Modern Nation of Israel which is a democracy. It is against the fundamentalist religious of Islam and Judaism. Both fundamentalists want the whole world, a Universal State of Islam without borders, and a strictly Jewish State in the borders of the biblical land of Israel without freedom of religion. These two ideologies clash. In the center of this conflict are those human beings who want life and health and are not strictly religious. Trump the leader of the Western World is offering Jews and Arabs the middle way where peace, and health come before religion.
Following meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz, U.S. President Donald Trump has finally made public the first details of the U.S. peace deal meant to address the Israel-Palestine conflict. Trump announced that the plan stipulates that Jerusalem will be the Israeli capital, and that the U.S. would recognize Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was officially indicted in three corruption cases, a first for a sitting Prime Minister. The decision came hours after Netanyahu announced he won’t be seeking immunity from prosecution in his corruption cases, early Tuesday. Netanyahu made the announcement in Washington, where he’s been meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, to discuss his Middle East peace plan to be unveiled later today. Netanyahu’s main rival, Benny Gantz, has also been there. He’s now on a flight back to Israel.
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An article was published in a major Israeli newspaper, “Fourth tragedy in Soroka hospital. In the course of one year and a half years four doctors in Soroka committed suicide.” Soroka hospital is located in the southern city of Beer Sheva. It is the only hospital in the Negev. It is the third largest hospital in Israel with 1151 beds. It provides medical care for all populations in the area including Jews, Bedouins, and Palestinians. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with Ben Gurion University. Doctors are the biggest earners in the public circle. The Director of Vascular medicine in Soroka takes home $28,000 per month. The average salary among medical professionals stands at $8000 a month.
Israel this week is in the center of the world as it is receiving guests from nations of the world to join together on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The remembrance of the six million Jews that died in the holocaust is also connected to the remembrance of the forty million people that died in World War II. Technology has brought the whole world together. The goal of every human being is united with the memory of the six million; to prevent a third world war. World leaders arrive in Israel for the country’s biggest diplomatic event.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Thursday for the commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, and sat next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Before this, he met with the mother of Naama Issachar, the woman imprisoned in Russia for drug smuggling, whom Netanyahu has tried to free. Considering that she only possessed nine grams of cannabis, many have pleaded that the sentence of 7.5 years is unjust. Putin listened to her, and hinted that everything will be fine.
Discussions will begin next week in the Knesset on whether to grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution. Netanyahu has been indicted for fraud, bribery and breach of trust, which he feels are not severe to interfere with his ability to be Prime Minister. Blue and White, his opponents in the next elections, have pushed for hearings on immunity to be held before the elections in March.
Progressive liberal influences are affecting Orthodox Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Jews throughout the world. In the news is an article regarding the Catholic church Pope Benedict warns against relaxing priestly- celibacy rules. Pope Benedict resigned from his position and Pope Francis is his successor. Many people guess the reason for his resignation which was very unusual for a Pope to resign. He may have seen that in the future there would be pressure on the Catholic Church to institute reforms and he was not willing to make these changes. One of the changes is being talked about by Pope Francis regarding priestly celibacy rules under the pressures of his opponents that have pressured the church on the issue of immunity of Priests to sexual abuse accusations. Pope Francis has opened the Catholic Church to gays, and has endorsed interfaith dialogue.
Democracy is the result of six thousand years in the development of civilization. Democracy is the macrocosm of the story of life and civilization from the first day of creation until today. The microcosm of creation and civilization are the religions in the world, the nations of the world with a law. The macrocosm democracy with the ideology of freedom is one, the aspect of unity. The microcosms are multiple nations each with their own law. The law of a democracy is like is written in the Declaration of Independence, One nation under God with liberty and justice forever. Within a democracy is a microcosm which is called its constitution. There is no nation without boundaries, without a constitution. In a democracy the macrocosm is freedom as an ideal. In a microcosm a theocracy or secular dictatorship there is no statute of freedom written in the law. The people are called subjects, servants of their nation. President Trump declared at the Evangelist rally, America worships God and not its nation.
Israel is faced with external and internal tensions. External tensions are the confrontations with its neighbors— Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. America is assisting Israel in self-defense of its nation. Israel will not accept the presence of Iran in Syria. In the news on Friday, after a tense week between Iran and America, Israel again attacked storehouses of weapons located at the border of Syria and Iraq.
Israel has seen its heaviest rainfall over the last two weeks since 1969. Fierce storms and heavy rain pounded central and northern Israel, causing massive flooding in cities, and rivers causing major damage to homes, vehicles, and infrastructure. The northern city of Nahariya suffered besieged by floods suffered the most damage from the abnormal inclement weather.
The world is waiting to see what type of retaliation will be made by Iran for the assassination of Solimeini their general chief of staff. Iran shot eighteen missiles at US headquarters in Iraq. Democracy is at war with theocracy in the Middle East. In democracy freedom is of first importance in life. In theocracy the law, the Koran, The Torah is most important. Progressive Jewish Spirituality and Baha”i faith teach that freedom and the law are of equal importance but just like God is unknown his law is an unknown law. Koran and Torah are two attempts both claim to be the Law of God but they are in truth the Law of the Israel nation or the Law of the Islamic nation. The prophets like Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Jerimiah taught the truth that there is a third law whose specifics are unknown which is the Law of God. Teach this in a theocracy and you will be put to death immediately.
January 27 will be International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem. Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day is in May of each year, but International Holocaust Remembrance Day falls out in January of each year. The function is dedicated to the remembrance of 75th anniversary of the liberation of Jews from Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. The occasion will also give its attention to the problems of Anti-Semitism in Europe, America, and throughout the world.
The 10th day of the month of Tevet which falls out this year on January 7, is a sad day in Jewish history and a Jewish fast day. It commemorates the day that Nebuchadnezzer the Baylonian King began the siege of Jerusalem and the holy temple built by King Solomon. Through the conquest of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple the Jewish people were exiled from their land almost completely. However they continued their religion in other places in the world. Seventy years later they returned to their land and built the second holy temple in Jerusalem which lasted over four hundred years. At one point in Jewish history Israel had sovereignty over the land of Israel. Even in the time of the second temple they did not have sovereignty and were a satellite nation.
President Trump is fighting for America and freedom. He considers Israel his partner because Israel is a democracy supporting America and defending freedom. The goal of President Trump as an Evangelist is to light up the country of America through adding to America faith in God which it is slowing losing. Israel although it is a secular state, the land of Israel represents to Evangelists as the homeland where was born Jesus Christ and his followers. Israel is the land of the Bible.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has formally sought immunity from prosecution against current charges of fraud, bribery, and breach of trust. He has requested the Knesset to dismiss the accusations while proclaiming his intentions to lead the country for many more years. The premier has also pushed back against the legal assertions made against him, and said that they are fabricated lies, whose objective is to mislead the public.
Following the assassination of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, stationed near Iraq’s international airport, Israel is on top security alert. Members of Hezbollah, in Lebanon, have given the America and Israel a warning of a response to this attack on American locations in the Middle East, and even on Tel Aviv.
When you hear the word immunity being used in the Israeli media, it can be confusing as to which type of immunity is being discussed. In Israel, there is a flu epidemic, which has already taken several lives. Health organizations in Israel have a surge of people showing up for flu vaccinations in the wake of four deaths within the past week, and dozens of others that have recently been hospitalized with serious illness from the virus. Eleven people have died since the beginning of the 2018-19 flu season and 98 are in the hospital with serious conditions. The nine who have died were from complications from swine flu.
Israel is in the middle of the holiday of Hanukah. Jewish families on Hanukah light a candle each night related to a miracle which occurred in the times of the biblical state of Israel during the period of the second temple. Netanyahu and David Friedman, American Ambassador to Israel, visited the Wailing Wall on the first night to participate in Hanukah candle lighting.
There was rain falling throughout Israel on Wednesday, which is a blessing for the country. Wednesday was the day before primary elections for Likud. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the middle of a speech in Ashkelon, was interrupted by sirens, as rockets were fired at the southern Israeli city from Gaza.
The International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda took a major step Friday announcing an investigation in the occupied Palestinian territories. The announcement ended five years of preliminary investigations of alleged crimes by both Israelis and Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it “a dark day for truth and justice.”
Sirens were heard in the south of Israel Wednesday night at 2 AM as a rocket was shot from the Gaza Strip toward the city of Sederot, one of the major targets of Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists. The Iron Dome intercepted the rocket. Israel retaliated from the air, the sea, and through artillery fire, striking location in Gaza used by Hamas. This came after the latest cease-fire agreement, and in the middle of talks in Egypt for a five-year cease fire agreement.
The International Criminal Court (ICC ) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced on Friday the opening of an investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories, a move that provoked a furious reaction from Israel. “I am satisfied that there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation into the situation in Palestine,” said Bensouda via a statement.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is continuing his efforts to free Naama Issachar, a 26 year-old Israeli-American woman from New Jersey, who was sentenced in October to seven-and-one-half years in prison in Russia for drug offenses. Netanyahu is reportedly in touch with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issues of her release. Netanyahu has stated, that Israel will continue to exert every effort to free her and return her to her family. Israel news media continues to publicize this injustice.
The whole Jewish world is preparing to celebrate the Holiday of Hanukah that arrives this year on December 23 and is celebrated for eight days. About the same time comes Christmas which until January 1 is eight days also called the holiday season.
Like all Jewish holidays there are laws which govern over its observance. Hanukah is not a holiday which is mentioned in the Torah the five books of Moses but was established later in the times of the second temple at about 167 BCE. The first temple in Jerusalem was built by King Solomon after his son David had completed the conquest of the Biblical land of Israel.
Nations have borders, which are protected by their military. Immigration is limited. According to International law, no one is forced to live in a nation against their will. The borders are open to leave and return, but not to foreigners to come in. The right to leave a state is not only to citizens but also to foreigners according to international law.
On December 10, a deadly shooting took place at a grocery store located in the Greenville section of Jersey City in which five people including the two attackers and three civilians were killed while another civilian and two policemen were injured. The motive of this attack has been established to be anti-Semitism. The two terrorists, who were members of the Black Hebrew Israelites, posted their intentions to attack the Kosher Supermarket as a hate crime and also stated that they intended to kill and injure policemen.
A video posted by the founder of Americans Against Antisemitism captures Jews being blamed for their own murder, while people cheer on “Get the Jews out of Jersey City.” The police have already declared that the two gunmen had deliberately targeted the JC Kosher Supermarket, where the four hour gun battle took place. The investigation into the motives of this incident shows the two attackers approaching the Kosher store rather than another store on the street.
On Sunday, Israel was reported to have attacked a location on the border of Syria and Iraq, which is being used by Iran for storage and transportation of missiles to Syria and Lebanon. Five men belonging to pro-Iranian militias were killed in the attack. This attack was in the same location in which 23 Iranian Revolutionary Guards were killed last month in another attack, when Israel claimed to have destroyed multiple targets belonging to Iran’s Quds Force. Iran retaliated by shooting several missiles at the Golan and Northern Galilee, which were downed by the Iron Dome.