BY FRED MAROUN/GATESTONE INSTITUTE
France, with the support of the United States, is leading a new attempt at peace between Israel and the Palestinians, with the implied goal that an independent Palestinian state would be created — but what should we expect from such a state?
Oppression of the Palestinian people
BY MICHAEL SNYDER/ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BLOG
On June 23rd, a vote will be held in the United Kingdom to determine if Britain will stay in the European Union or not. This is most commonly known as the “Brexit” vote, and that term was created by combining the words “Britain” and “exit”.
The truth is, nobody knows what the economic result of Britain leaving the European Union would be. Those that predict doom and gloom are mostly the same people who failed to warn us of the banking crash.
I say “failed to warn”, not failed to foresee. Because I am quite sure they not only saw it coming, but planned it as part of their strategy to force us all into their debt. Am I the only one who questions why we are borrowing trillions from the banks to pay off the banks debts?
The writer of that article made a lot of good points. But one he missed was Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain. They are economic basket cases, that will require trillions to prop up. And as a member of the EU, Britain will have to make major contributions to that bail out, with no end in sight.
But the main reason I want Britain to exit the EU is because of its increasing opposition to Israel’s God given right to the Holy Land. And its support for the Arab (Fakestinian) occupation. The current British government is resisting the campaign to boycott and sanction Israel (BDS). The EU is supporting it.
God tells us He will bless those who bless Israel, and curse those who curse her. [Gen 12:3]
I want Britain to be blessed!
by Phil Mayo
Over three years ago I wrote in my book: Daniel’s Seal Broken, an interpretation of the Dan 7:6 Leopard with four heads, and four wings of a fowl. I interpreted It to mean four edifices of the European Union. I stand by this interpretation. But I recently realised that in keeping with the rule that biblical prophecy always uses heads and horns to metaphorically represent kings or rulers, I had to go back and see if they were there.
A quick search of the internet revealed they were!
President of the European Union (or President of Europe) does not exist. Nevertheless the term is often misused to mean any of:
- President of the European Council (since 1 December 2014, Donald Tusk)
- President of the European Commission (since 1 November 2014, Jean-Claude Juncker)
- President of the European Parliament (since 1 July 2014, Martin Schulz)
- Presidency of the Council of the European Union (since 1 January 2016, The Netherlands)
The following is an extract from my book:
After this I looked, and saw another, like a leopard, that had on its back four wings of a fowl. This beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it. [Dan 7:6]
Both Germany and France are depicted here by the heraldic leopard of its aristocracy. You will find the leopard on most of their coats of arms. The hilt of German soldiers dress swords had a casting of a leopard’s head. There is a German battle tank called a leopard. Germany took on the mantle of the Holy Roman Empire in 1512AD when it was re-named The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. This may be what is meant by “dominion was given to it”.
In colloquial speech, the word fowl is often used synonymously with poultry. The wings of a fowl represent France. The national symbol of France is a Gallic Rooster (Cockerel). French and German leadership joined forces under the Élysée Treaty (also known as The Treaty of Friendship) that was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer in 1963. Since then, French and German heads of state have kept a strong relationship, considered by many to be the driving force behind the creation of the European Union and the Union for the Mediterranean.
The four heads and four wings represent their leadership in the creation of four floors of the European Union edifice. Customs union. Goal achieved. Common market. Goal achieved. Monetary union. Goal achieved. Political & Fiscal union. Work in progress.
1. The customs union is the stage of integration, were the member states agreed a treaty, to refrain from imposing any customs duties charge or quantitative restrictions on each other, and adopt an external common customs tariff when trading with countries outside the Union. This eliminated customs controls at internal borders.
2. The fundamental objective of the Treaty of Rome was the creation of a single economic area based on a common market. However, Article number two of that treaty set out its objectives as follows: “The Community shall have as its task, by establishing a common market and progressively approximating the economic policies of member states, to promote throughout the Community a harmonious development of economic activities, a continuous and balanced expansion, an increase in stability, an accelerated raising of the standard of living and closer relations between the States belonging to it”. It is obvious from this statement that the common market was not an end in itself, rather an agency by which to achieve economic and political goals.
3. The Treaty of Rome didn’t provide for monetary union. At the time of drafting the EEC treaty an international monetary organisation already existed in the form of the Bretton Woods system. It was at the time when Bretton Woods collapsed in 1971 that the EEC began their effort to create an economic and monetary union. That effort has so far created a single currency area within its international boundaries.
4. An attempt to achieve political union was made in 2004, in the form of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, (TCE) commonly referred to as the European Constitution. It was an attempt to create a consolidated constitution for the EU that would replace existing treaties with a single text. It would also expand Qualified Majority Voting to include policy areas that had previously required unanimity among member states. The Treaty was rejected by French and Dutch referendums in May and June 2005.
Following a period of reflection, the Treaty of Lisbon was created, setting aside certain secondary or emblematic elements that bothered Eurosceptics. The title of ‘Constitution’ that for some concealed the transformation of the Union into a Super-state was dropped, as were references to symbols of unification, such as the flag and anthem. The European Constitution had been too large a pill to swallow in one go, so they went back to the little by little tactic.
Fiscal union is the integration of the fiscal policy of nations or states. Under fiscal union, decisions about the collection and expenditure of taxes are taken by common institutions shared by the participating governments. For example: in federal nations such as the United States, fiscal policy is determined to a large extent by the central government which is empowered to raise taxes, borrow and spend. This aspect of European Union is being promoted as a cure for the current financial instability within the EU/UM.
I know that many will argue that Dan 7:6 leopard is a metaphorical representation of Greece. But that would mean God is using two completely different beasts to represent the same nation in the linked visions of Dan 7:6 and Dan 8:5
Why do I say those visions are linked? In chapter 8:26 the angel Gabriel links the chapter 7 vision with that of chapter 8 when he says: “And the vision of the evening and morning that was told is true.” Chapter seven being the evening vision, and chapter eight, the morning vision.
Some Bible translators have allowed their preconceived ideas to influence their translation of what the angel said in chapter 8:26. They have changed the words “evening and morning” to a plural “evenings and mornings” in order to limit his explanation to dealing with only Dan 8:13-14. But if we look to Strong’s Concordance, we see the words ‘e·reḇ and bō·qer are used, which in every other occurrence are translated ‘evening and morning’.
What the angel is explaining to Daniel from verse 16 onward is clearly the meaning of the whole vision that Daniel tells us in verse one; is the second given to him after that recorded in chapter seven.
Dan 8:13-14 isn’t a separate and distinct vision. It’s part of the whole vision that makes up most of chapter 8.
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Yes. But He’s Not A Christian!
The Vatican and Islam Do Worship the Same god: His Name is Satan
By Geri Ungurean
Did you think that the Vatican worships the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Many people think this, but they are wrong. Luciferian worship in the Vatican has been known for many years. Why do you think Latin has been kept in the Mass? It it so the people will not understand what is being said!
Watch these videos – it is shocking but people need to understand what is going on in the Vatican.
Islam is also worshiping Satan. They call him Allah. This is the reason that the Second Vatical Council added this to their book of Catechism:
841 “The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.” 
I just wrote a piece on why Pope Benedict XVI really stepped down. The relationship between the Vatican and Islam has been long standing. The Jesuits (the military arm of the Vatican) were very involved in getting Hitler into power. Oh, there is much that is not known about the Jesuits. Perhaps that should be an article in the near future.
Now the Vatican is standing behind the leaders of Islam. It’s very clear that the Vatican is behind anyone who will attempt to slaughter Jews.
The One World Religion
This is Satan’s plan – a One World Religion. Many Evangelicals have fallen for this; the most evil plan ever devised by man. Do they know that Satan is at the heart of this? Perhaps some do. But I think that there are some with NO discernment, who think of it as a wonderful thing.
Everyone will be accepted into this One World Religion – Everyone EXCEPT Bible believing Christians. We are looked upon by the Vatican and by the U.N. as a stumbling block to their plan. The Vatican is obviously accepted by the U.N. Pope Francis became a spokesperson for the “Climate Change” propaganda.
The Vatican has killed more Bible believing Christians than any other group in history!
Here is the oath taken by Jesuits to this very day. By the way – Pope Francis is a Jesuit; the very first Jesuit pope! Even the Jesuits were shocked upon learning of one of their own becoming pope!
Oath of Jesuits taken from the Nazareneway.com:
INDUCTION AND EXTREME OATH OF THE JESUITS
When a Jesuit novice is about to be inducted into the higher levels of the Order, he kneels on a red cross before the Superior of the Order. Before him are two flags, the familiar yellow and white flag of the papacy, and the black flag with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, the flag of the Jesuit Order. On the Jesuit flag is written the words, IUSTUM, NECAR, REGES, IMPIOS. (It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical kings, governments, or rulers.) The Superior of the Order hands the novice a small black crucifix which he presses to his heart, and the Superior then presents to the novice a dagger. The novice grasps the bare blade and presses the point to his heart. The Superior, still holding the hilt of the dagger then speaks to the novice.
Superior My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a Reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among the Protestants, generally to be a Protestant; and obtaining their confidence to seek even to preach from their pulpits and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and to descend so low as to become a Jew among the Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope.
You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces and states that were at peace, and incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating the arts and sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace. To take sides with the combatants and to act secretly in concert with your brother Jesuit, who may be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected; only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means.
You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source; to ingratiate yourself into the confidence of the family circle of Protestants and heretics of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and in the judiciaries councils of state, and to “be all things to all men,” for the Pope’s sake, whose servants we are unto death.
You have received all your instructions heretofore as a novice, a neophyte, and have served as a coadjutor, confessor and priest, but you have not been invested with all that is necessary to command in the Army of Loyola in the service of the Pope. You must serve the proper time as the instrument and executioner as directed by your superiors; for none can command here who has not consecrated his labors with the blood of the heretic; for “without the shedding of blood no man can be saved.” Therefore, to fit yourself for your work, and make your own salvation sure, you will, in addition to your former oath of obedience to your Order and your allegiance to the Pope, repeat after me.
I, M———- N———-, Now, in the presence of Almighty God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Michael the Archangel, the blessed St. John the Baptist, the holy Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul and all the saints and the sacred hosts of heaven, and to you, my ghostly father, the Superior general of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola, in the Pontificate of Paul the Third, and continued to the present, do by the womb of the Virgin, the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus Christ, declare and swear, that his holiness the Pope is Christ’s Viceregent and is the true and only Head of the Catholic or Universal Church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing, given to his Holiness by my Saviour, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation and that they may safely be destroyed.
Therefore, to the utmost of my power, I shall and will defend this doctrine and his Holiness’ right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority, and all adherents in the regard that they be usurped and heretical, opposing the sacred Mother Church of Rome.
I do now renounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince or state named Protestants or Liberals or obedience to any of their laws, magistrates or officers. I do further declare that the doctrines of the churches of England and Scotland, of the Calvinists, Huguenots and others of the name Protestants or Liberals to be damnable, and they themselves damned and to be damned who will not forsake the same.
I do further declare that I will help, assist and advise all or any of his Holiness’ agents in any place wherever I shall be, in any other kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my uttermost to extirpate the heretical Protestants or Liberals’ doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, regal or otherwise.
I do further promise and declare, that notwithstanding I am dispensed with, to assume any religion heretical, for the propagating of the Mother Church’s interest, to keep secret and private all her agents counsels’ from time to time, as they may entrust me, and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstance whatever; but to execute all that shall be proposed, given in charge or discovered unto me, by you, my ghostly father, or any of this sacred convent.
I do further promise and declare, that I will have no opinion or will of my own, or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse or cadaver, (perinde ac cadaver,) but will unhesitatingly obey each and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the Militia of the Pope and Jesus Christ. That I will go to any part of the world whithersoever I may be sent, without murmuring or repining, and will be submissive in all things commanded to me.
I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, nor sex or condition; and that I will hang, burn, waste, spoil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants’ heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race.
That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poinard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed to do so by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.
In confirmation of which, I hereby dedicate my life, soul, and all of my coporeal powers, and with this dagger which I now receive, I will subscribe my name written in my own blood, in testimony thereof; and should I prove false or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the Militia of the Pope cut off my hands and feet, and my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened and sulphur burned therein, with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth, and my soul to be tortured by demons in an eternal hell forever.
All of which I, M—— N——, do swear by the blessed Trinity and blessed Sacrament, which I am about to receive, to perform and on my part to receive inviolably; and do call all of the heavenly and glorious host of heaven to witness these my real intentions to keep this my oath.
In testimony hereof I take this most holy and blessed sacrament of the Eucharist, and witness the same further, with my name written with the point of this dagger dipped in my own blood and sealed in the face of this holy convent.
Superior You will now rise to your feet and I will instruct you in the Catechism necessary to make yourself known to any member of the Society of Jesus belonging to this rank.
In the first place, you, as a Brother Jesuit, will with another make the ordinary sign of the cross as any Roman Catholic would; then one crosses his wrists, the palms of his hands open, the other crosses his feet, one above the other; the first points with forefinger of the right hand to the center of the palm of the left, the other with the forefinger of the left hand points to the center of the palm of the right; the first then with his right hand makes a circle around his head, touching it; the other then with the forefinger of his left hand touches the left side of his body just below his heart; then the first with his right hand draws it across the throat of the other, and the latter then with his right hand makes the motion of cutting with a dagger down the stomach and abdomen of the first.
The first then says Iustum; the other answers Necar; the first then says Reges. The other answers Impios. The first will then present a small piece of paper folded in a peculiar manner, four times, which the other will cut longitudinally and on opening the name JESU will be found written upon the head and arms of a cross three times. You will then give and receive with him the following questions and answers.
Q: From where do you come? A: From the bends of the Jordan, from Calvary, from the Holy Sepulchre, and lastly from Rome.
Q: Whom do you serve? A: The Holy Father at Rome, the Pope, and the Roman Catholic Church Universal throughout the world.
Q: Who commands you? A: The successor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Soldiers of Jesus Christ.
Q: Who received you? A: A venerable man with white hair.
Q: How? A: With a naked dagger, I kneeling on a cross beneath the banners of the Pope and of our sacred Order.
Q: Did you take an oath? A: I did, to destroy heretics and their governments and rulers, and to spare neither age, sex or condition. To be as a corpse without any opinion or will of my own, but to implicitly obey my superiors in all things without hesitation or murmuring.
Q: Will you do that? A: I will.
Q: How do you travel? A: In the bark of Peter the fisherman.
Q: Whither do you travel? A: To the four quarters of the globe.
Q: For what purpose? A: To obey the orders of my General and Superiors and execute the will of the Pope and faithfully fulfill the conditions of my oath.
Go ye, then, into all the world and take possession of all lands in the name of the Pope. He who will not accept him as the Vicar of Jesus and his Viceregent on earth, let him be accursed and exterminated. 
The Mission of Pope Francis:
This man, who is lead by Satan himself, has one main goal: to bring the Evangelicals back to Rome. He has been quite successful – especially with Charismatic leaders such as Kenneth Copeland and many others. They have even been invited to the Vatican by Pope Francis to pray together.
Francis had the top cleric of the Muslim world come recently to pray with him. It is obvious to anyone with discernment that this pope is gathering unto himself a One World Religion. He knows that Bible believing Christians will not be included. The Word of God is the Vatican’s worst enemy. The Word of God is our best defense against the enemy!
Hopefully, this article has opened some eyes to what is really happening in this world. But take heart! God is in control, and everything that is happening will further the fulfillment of His prophetic Word!
By Phil Mayo
This post has been a work in progress since I first published it on the 12th June. So it’s worth re-reading to check the edits I’ve made.
Those familiar with the book of Revelation will no doubt have pondered the various ideas put forward by eschatologists regarding the correct interpretation of Revelation 17:10
“And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.”
Most of those I’ve seen interpret this to refer to seven kingdoms that have influence over the Jewish people, dating backward from the prophesied final Antichrist kingdom to Egypt.
But there’s a major problem with that. And it’s not about interpretation, which we can argue over and never reach agreement.
It’s about translation.
The original Greek language of Revelation has a word for ‘king’ – βασιλεύς, έως, ὁ. It’s a masculine noun. (Greek has masculine and feminine, like French) It’s pronounced bas-il-yooce.
Greek also has a word for ‘kingdom’ – βασιλεία, ας, ἡ. It’s a feminine noun, pronounced bas-il-i’-ah.
In Revelation 17:10 the masculine noun (βασιλεύς, έως) is used.
And do you know what? Our God, who gave the Revelation to John, is an expert on Greek grammar.
So I’m sure you will agree that there wouldn’t be any misunderstanding of what Jesus was saying on John’s part. And that Jesus wouldn’t say βασιλεύς, έως, ὁ if He meant βασιλεία, ας, ἡ. Therefore we must accept the fact that kings, not kingdoms are intended.
By the way, the definition is generally king or ruler. But in some passages, and I believe definitely in the case of Rev 17:10, it is ’emperor‘.
Some will argue that verse 17:9 says the seven heads represent seven mountains. And mountains are sometimes allegorical representations of kingdoms in the Old Testament.
That is true. But where else do we see the Lord using a double layered allegory: heads means mountains means kingdoms?
We don’t. This is an invented interpretive rule, that has no biblical precedent or justification. The Greek word is ὄρος, ους, τό (oros). Which means mountains/hills, nothing else!
And the Greek word translated ‘head’ is κεφαλή, ς, (kephalé). Which according to Strong’s Concordance, means (a) the head, (b) met: a corner stone, uniting two walls; head, ruler, lord. So we see there is really no justification for interpreting the seven heads to mean anything more than mountains/hills and kings.
The references to mountains/hills and kings is more likely intended to have the secondary effect of reminding us of the city of Rome, that sits on seven hills, and its legendary seven kings.
There is another point that should be considered. Rev 4:1 records John being told “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place hereafter”. That statement means Rev 17’s beast is depicting something that must happen some time future to John’s situation on the Isle of Patmos. So it can’t be speaking of past or present kingdoms.
So now we have the correct translation and interpretation, we can look at how to apply them.
Who are these kings/emperors?
They are emperors’ of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Beast Empire, currently being formed through the EU.
The following is an extract from my book – Daniel’s Seal Broken:
Revelation 17:10 tells us five of the kings are fallen. Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire was the one spoken of here as the fifth fallen king. His significance, apart from his name, is that he was the last king to be crowned Holy Roman Emperor by a Pope. He also ruled over an empire that actually was worldwide (though not the whole earth).
Subsequent emperors were not crowned by a Pope. Charles V reign from 1519 to 1556AD also coincided with the Protestant Reformation and the Sack of Rome in 1527AD. A major blow to the Church of Rome and the Holy Roman Empire. And another reason why the prophecy begins with a reference to him.
The previous four kings were:
Charles IV (H.R.E) 1346/1349 – 1355AD. (Elected twice)
Charles III (The Fat) 881 – 888AD.
Charles II (The Bald) 875 – 877AD.
Charles I (Charlemagne) 800 – 814AD.
I believe it was the Reformation, which split the Roman Catholic Church and the empire/beast on which it rides that is the mortal wound to one of the beast’s seven heads. This split resulted in numerous wars.
In 1534 the English Parliament passed The Act of Supremacy that separated England from the Catholic Church and Papal authority. It declared King Henry VIII to be the supreme head on earth of the Church of England. And that the English Crown shall enjoy “all honours, dignities, pre-eminences, jurisdictions, privileges, authorities, immunities, profits, and commodities to the said dignity.”
What we see in that Act, is the king and his successors assuming the roll of high priest. A thing that God forbade kings to do.
That wound was (metaphorically speaking) to the head of Charles VI. (“one is”) He was the first from that bloodline to ascend the throne of the Holy Roman Empire whom the Church of Rome did not crown. He reigned during a time when the Reformation wound was killing the beast.
His reign also coincided with the beginning of Britain’s rise as a world empire. These were the significant issues during his reign that caused the writer of Revelation to focus on him as the king at the point in time when the vision begins.
Charles VII: (“the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must remain a short time.”) Reigned from 1742 to only 1745AD, and for most of those years he lived in exile, his territories having been invaded by the Austrians. He managed to win back Munich in October 1744AD, but died three months later. He was the last king with the name Charles to reign as emperor.
You may ask why do I choose only those emperors of the Holy Roman Empire with the name Charles?
“This requires wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, because the number is that of a man, and his number is six hundred and sixty-six”. [Revelation 13:18]
Onomastics (also known as onomatology) is the study of names and their origins. According to this science, the name Charles means man. In fact Charles and man are interchangeable. It can also refer to attributes of the man, like stout. Recall Daniel’s description of the horn in Dan 7:20 whose look was more stout or imposing than his fellows.
So Revelation 13:18 could be interpreted as saying: This requires wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, because the number is that of a Charles, and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
An expanded meaning of the name Charles is free man. This could be what is referred to in Revelation 13:1 as “the name of blasphemy“. And in II Thessalonians 2:3 as “The man of lawlessness“. These kings declaring by their name to be under no higher authority than themselves.
That explanation fits well with Nebuchadnezzar’s dream image of Daniel chapter two. That depicted a decline in ruling power, from Nebuchadnezzar’s absolute dictatorship. To subsequent empires in which the king’s power was subject to the law. Like Nebuchadnezzar, the Antichrist man will not be governed by the law of the empire he rules over.
Don’t be misguided by the popular interpretation of that dream image as showing a decline in wealth and power of the kingdoms that followed Babylon. The Medo-Persian, Greek, and Roman empires were bigger, wealthier, and more powerful then Babylon ever was. Daniel’s interpretation in the original language is speaking of the difference between Nebuchadnezzar’s royal power, and the kings of the empires that follow him.
The eighth king with that first name, will have a full name that equates to the number 666.
We still await Emperor Charles VIII.
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BY STEPHEN M. FLATOW/JNS.ORG
The details of last month’s stabbing of two elderly Israeli women have finally been released, and they include several troubling revelations.
Not long after that, the official Facebook page of the Fatah movement (which is headed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas) posted a large photo of the mother of the late Muhammed Shamasneh, a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed three Jews near the Jerusalem central bus station.
US State Department officials welcomed comments by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reaffirming his support of the two-state solution and the establishment of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria – but warned that Israeli leaders must take concrete steps to advance the negotiating process.
Speaking at a State Department press briefing on Tuesday, spokesman John Kirby praised recent statements from Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, who said the 2002 Arab Initiative could serve as the basis for a future peace settlement, albeit it with some significant changes.
“We welcome them [such comments]. We welcome their stated support for a two-state solution. As the Secretary himself has said many times, the Arab Peace Initiative can play a critical role in advancing peace in the region.”
But Kirby was quick to temper his approval, suggesting that Israeli leaders have done little to actually advance the two-state solution and that their policies must change to reflect their support of Palestinian statehood.
“The Secretary supports all paths forward that could potentially get us to a two-state solution. But again, it requires leadership there at the local level.”
Kirby suggested Israel’s decision not to attend the upcoming French peace summit showed Israeli leaders were not prepared to go beyond rhetorical affirmations of support for a two-state solution, and slammed plans for Jewish housing in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan (Shiloach).
“Israel’s participant in the French peace summit is up to the Israeli Government to speak to. It’s not about going to please anybody. It’s going – it’s about being there to be a part of a discussion and to explore ideas and options that might help us get closer to a two-state solution. Obviously… the first and most important thing is that the leaders themselves in the region have got to be leaders. They’ve got to make some tough decisions. And they have to show in real ways, not just rhetoric, that they’re willing to take the steps necessary to get us to a two-state solution, and to date they haven’t done that.”
Plans by the Ateret Cohanim organization, which looks to reclaim Jewish properties in Jerusalem and revitalize historically Jewish neighborhoods, to build a three-story apartment building in Silwan near the Old City of Jerusalem were condemned by Kirby, who suggested they reflected a failure by Israeli leadership to “do the right thing.”
“We strongly oppose all settlement activity, which we continue to believe are counterproductive to the cause of peace. And again, we’re looking for both sides here to do the right thing, to show the right leadership, to get us to a better solution.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: Once again, the USA Administration shows its bias in its attacks and remarks about Israel’s rights to the Land and its settlements. Until America realizes the Biblical mandate for Israel right to its Land, it stands under the judgment of Almighty God! May God give us new leadership that will fully support our friends and allies in the issues of Israel’s right to its God-given Land!
Diplomats, world leaders and, much to their shame, many Jews will call for ‘peace’. They will pressure Israel to yield to the demands of Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the ‘Palestinian’ Authority. But has anyone asked the ‘Palestinians’ themselves how they feel about peace with Israel?
This isn’t a difficult question to answer. Over the last 20 years, ‘Palestinians’ have responded to hundreds of polls about this very question (Daniel Polisar, What do Palestinians want?” mosaic, November 2, 2015). If you want to know how ‘Palestinians’ feel about peace with Israel, read those polls.
Daniel Polisar has (ibid). He’s examined 330 surveys carried out by major Western pollsters and by major Palestinian research institutes, which he names (ibid). The poll results he has examined are uniformly consistent: ‘Palestinians’ support violence against Israel, not peace.
Polisar argues that these polls are carefully constructed and properly taken. They’re scientifically solid. That’s why, he says, the margin of error is typically 3 to 5 percent, with a confidence level of 95 percent.
The polls show that ‘Palestinians’ harbor no love for Israel. With rare exception, these 330 polls show that ‘Palestinians’ see Israel as “implacably hostile and even demonic” (ibid). Here are just a few findings Polisar discusses:
In problems that necessarily involved both Israel and the ‘Palestinians’, massive ‘Palestinian’ majorities blamed Israel and denied any responsibility on their side (ibid).
On over two dozen occasions since 2009, when polls asked respondents what were Israel’s long-term goals, an average of 59% said that Israel seeks to expand Israel, take over all of the Jordan River valley, and expel more than four million Arabs (ibid)-even though in the last 25 years no Israeli Knesset member, respected public figure, or major media personality has advocated such view.
Since 1999, polls show that ‘Palestinians’ perceive Israelis as violent, dishonest, untrustworthy, ‘clever’ and ‘diabolical’ in nature.
In a 2011 Pew Research Center poll, 88 percent of ‘Palestinians’ said Judaism was the most violent of religions (the other choices were Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism).
In a 2011 poll by the American political consultant Stanley Greenberg, 72 percent of ‘Palestinian’ respondents declared it morally right to deny that “Jews have a long history in Jerusalem going back thousands of years”. 90 percent declared that “Denying that Palestinians have a long history in Jerusalem going back thousands of years” to be morally wrong.
‘Palestinians’ overwhelmingly reject dividing Jerusalem between Jew and Arab (Jerusalem, they believe, must be 100% Arab).
Depending on the poll, between 65-80% of ‘Palestinians’ believe that Jews have no right whatsoever to land in Israel; all the land is ‘Palestinian’, not Jewish.
In 21 polls between December 2001 and September 2006, a two-to-one majority consistently backed the view that violence against Israel helps ‘Palestinians’ get what negotiations could not achieve. Polls repeatedly affirm the belief that ‘Palestinian’ violence leads to Israeli concessions.
Respondent answers repeatedly confirm that ‘Palestinians’ believe that violence against Israel is praiseworthy.
In 48 polls between 2000-2015, support for armed attack against Israeli civilians inside Israel outnumbered those opposed by as much as six-to-one margin.
Between 2001-2004, 90 percent of respondents supported armed attacks against Israeli soldiers; in December 2014, 78 percent of respondents supported knife- and car-attacks against Jews.
There’s much more in this essay. All of it validates how unforgivingly hostile ‘Palestinians’ are towards Israel. These 330 polls, taken over more than 20 years, clearly demonstrate that ‘Palestinians’ do not think of peace with Israel. They think of violence against Israel.
They support that violence. They praise it. They state that such violence is moral.
‘Palestinians’ don’t want peace with Israel. They want victory over Israel.
Diplomats, politicians and misguided Jews can talk all they want about pressuring Israel for peace. But as these polls suggest, it isn’t Israel that keeps peace away. It’s a decades-long, entrenched anti-Israel ‘Palestinian’ world-view that makes peace impossible.
If that world-view doesn’t change, there will never be peace. There will only be violence against Israel.