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God desires that ALL people would accept God's love and salvation through Jesus Christ. God has compelled me to share information with the world relating to the biblical seven year tribulation in order to share Truth in a deceived world.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5)

Jesus answered, "I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

Monday, July 31, 2006

Sustainable World Peace via the Sanhedrin

"The Islamic Jihad against the world has restored religion to the center of the world's consciousness," Schwartz said. "Over 30 years ago, someone by the name of Eisenberg sent a proposal to the United Nations saying that there will never be world peace unless the citizens of the globe agree on certain principles of faith. It was adopted by the UN as one of its official documents but was not followed up upon and has since been forgotten. We are here today to follow up on that document and remind the UN why it exists. There will be world peace when the whole world agrees that there is one G-d.

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Russia has 4,279 nuclear warheads, US has 5966

Interfax > Politics

The Next Steps With Iran

The Next Steps With Iran

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Gush Katif Memorial Day is August 1, 2006

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

US plans USD 4.6 billion in Mideast arms sales - News from Israel, Ynetnews

US plans USD 4.6 billion in Mideast arms sales - News from Israel, Ynetnews

Evangelicals unite for Israel -

Even Pastor Hagee admits that his group’s influence has surpassed that of the Jewish lobby.

"When a congressman sees someone from Aipac coming through the door, he knows he represents six million people. We represent 40 million people."

Evangelicals unite for Israel -

Judaism 101: Tisha B'Av (August 3, 2006)

Judaism 101: Tisha B'Av

Mel Gibson Shows His True Colors

Now we can clearly see why he used porn industry actresses in his film about Christ. We Christians have been duped again by Hollywood. Now, will we realize the true nature of the Hollywood beast?

New York Daily News - Home - Mel gives cops hell

Heat Death Toll Tops 140 in California

Heat Death Toll Tops 140; Two More Sacramento Victims Identified

Muslim commits hate crime in US

MercuryNews.com | 07/29/2006 | Seattle gunman `angry at Israel'

Weather Effects Are a Warning from God

AccuWeather - World Weather - International Local Weather Forecasts

Friday, July 28, 2006

Pastor's Corner : The War on Jewish Evangelism

Pastor's Corner : The War on Jewish Evangelism

Jewish Believers "Dis-Invited" from Dialogue with John Hagee

Did You Know? - Jews for Jesus

Updating the War on Jewish Evangelism - Jews for Jesus

Updating the War on Jewish Evangelism - Jews for Jesus

Hamas, Hizbullah not on Russia's terror list - News from Israel, Ynetnews

Hamas, Hizbullah not on Russia's terror list - News from Israel, Ynetnews

Judaism: Temple sacrifices replaced with prayer after 2nd temple?

Judaism Atonememt

A Biblical Analysis of the "Two Covenant" Theory of the Atonement

Two Covenant

The Facts of Death - Jews for Jesus

The Facts of Death - Jews for Jesus

Jewishness and the Trinity - Jews for Jesus

Jewishness and the Trinity - Jews for Jesus

Did He Or Didn't He? Jewish Views of the Resurrection of Jesus - Jews for Jesus

Did He Or Didn't He? Jewish Views of the Resurrection of Jesus - Jews for Jesus

What proof do you have that Jesus was the Messiah?

The Most Frequent Questions In Jewish Evangelism - Jews for Jesus

Rupert Murdoch--Zionist, Jew, ADL, Israel, 911, Schooling Media

Rupert Murdoch--Zionist, Jew, ADL, Israel, 911, Schooling Media

Media Mogul Summons the Powerful to Expound - Los Angeles Times

Media Mogul Summons the Powerful to Expound - Los Angeles Times

Peres, Blair and Clinton head for weekend at Murdoch's

Blair and Clinton head for weekend at Murdoch's - BR Bulletin - Advertising, Marketing, Media and PR news by Email - Brand Republic

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Broad opposition to World Pride in Jerusalem / Religious, gay leaders criticize international event; crisis in Lebanon ends parade plans

Broad opposition to World Pride in Jerusalem / Religious, gay leaders criticize international event; crisis in Lebanon ends parade plans

JewishSexuality.com - The Land & Tikun Yesod

JewishSexuality.com - The Land & Tikun Yesod

JewishSexuality.com - On Tikun Hatzot

JewishSexuality.com - On Tikun Hatzot

Rabbis and Kabbalists Lead Thousands In Prayer

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Thousand-year-old psalmbook, open to Psalm 83, unearthed in Ireland

The book was found open to a page describing, in Latin script, Psalm 83, in which God hears complaints of other nations' attempts to wipe out the name of Israel.

israelinsider: Culture: Thousand-year-old psalmbook, open to Psalm 83, unearthed in Ireland

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Lazer Beams: Dark-side Prophecy

Lazer Beams: Dark-side Prophecy

3,500 French olim are expected to arrive this year

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Peres: Hizbullah Made Big Mistake by Attacking

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Number of Jewish Women Embracing Islam to Double in 2006

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Thousands at Western Wall Prayers

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Amidst War, 650 French Jews Move to Israel in One Day

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Israpundit � Blog Archive � What it takes to win

Israpundit � Blog Archive � What it takes to win

Encirclement of Temple Mount to be Largest Ever

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Permissiblity of responding to an attack that originates from within or near civilian populations centers during wartime

Permissiblity of responding to an attack that originates from within or near civilian populations centers during wartime

Friday, July 21, 2006

High Council of B'nei Noah Videos

What is the Jewish Belief About ‘The End of Days’?

Noahide.org - What is the Jewish Belief About ‘The End of Days’?

Road-Map to World Peace

One thousand religious leaders and pastors gathered together with President George W. Bush and his staff from the White House Office of faith based and community initiatives. During the historical meeting the president and the representatives from different religions discussed methods to search for a better understanding between varied cultures and philosophies in order to improve the life of all people.

Among the religious leaders was Rabbi Yakov Cohen who represented the worldwide Institute of Noahide Code, an organization dedicated to promote the Noahide Code of Seven Universal Ben Noah Laws. Rabbi Cohen presented the "Road-Map to World Peace", explaining that the Ben Noah Laws will unite all of mankind.

Noahide.org - US President George W. Bush Discusses...

We will certainly overcome

We will certainly overcome - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

IDF Activating 5,000 Reservists

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Orthodox Union Calling for Round-the-Clock Torah Study

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Thursday, July 20, 2006

War Unites American Jews

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Convention of rabbis: How to make conversion more convenient - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

Convention of rabbis: How to make conversion more convenient - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

House passes pro-Israel resolution

JTA - Breaking News

How the 50 largest cities in the U.S. stacked up against natural disaster risk

SustainLane | U.S. Cities in Harm%u2019s Way

Christians, Jews Unite at D.C. Pro-Israel Summit

Hagee said this event is only the beginning. He's planning a national night to honor Israel in cities across America. And judging by the turnout at this gathering, he'll have plenty of support from Christians and Jews.

Christians, Jews Unite at D.C. Pro-Israel Summit

Families resolute about move to Israel despite renewed violence

KRT Wire | 07/18/2006 | Families resolute about move to Israel despite renewed violence

Pastor Kenneth Rawson is conducting a worldwide campaign to counter Christian missionaries

Israel - Appointment with Destiny

An example of dual covenant theology

http://israelsdestiny.com/images/upload/Jewish_Heritage_Book.PDF

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

World Reactions: Israel is Right, and Talk of World War III

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Floods retreat in south China, toll rises to 188

Floods retreat in south China, toll rises to 188

Researcher: Sanhedrin & 2004 B'nai Noach Conference

"sam peak" trinity - Google Search

The Researcher

The Researcher

A ministry and men against the Trinity

Sam Peak is promoting the Seven Laws of Noah.

Biblical Faith Ministries, Inc.

Bad Theology from Joseph Good

Bad Theology from Joseph Good

Olmert shuns Peres’ offer to talk to Lebanon

Olmert shuns Peres%u2019 offer to talk to Lebanon - News from Israel, Ynetnews

US Jewish Lobby Rallies Behind Israel

IslamOnline.net- News

Monday, July 17, 2006

Gingrich: World War III Has Begun

%u201CGingrich: World War III Has Begun%u201D - theTrumpet.com

McCartney is a devotee of Kabbalah

Designers' chance at divine inspiration - Stay in Touch - National - smh.com.au

The Subterranean Temple: the underground hiding place of the Ark of the Covenant

Essay: The Subterranean Temple (Moshiach.com)

The Temple Institute: The Priestly Garments: Significance of the Garments

The Temple Institute: The Priestly Garments: Significance of the Garments

Jews for Jesus spread spiritual message in region



Jews for Jesus spread spiritual message in region

Putin Says Russia Doesn't Need Any Lectures

Putin Says Russia Doesn't Need Any Lectures

G-8 criticizes Hamas, Hezbollah | Chicago Tribune

Russia, which has longstanding military and economic ties with Iran and Syria, avoided criticizing either country, though Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Syria should be involved in talks aimed at defusing the crisis. Several leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas live in Syria.

"We have to work with those who can influence the situation and achieve a resolution in which the soldiers are freed," Lavrov said.

Russia is building Iran's first nuclear reactor, in the Persian Gulf port of Bushehr. Moscow has discussed with Damascus the sale of SA-18 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, negotiations that drew concerns from Israel that missiles could fall into Hezbollah's hands.


G-8 criticizes Hamas, Hezbollah | Chicago Tribune

Tsunami watch ticks after Indonesia quake - Daily News & Analysis

DNA - World - Tsunami watch ticks after Indonesia quake - Daily News & Analysis

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Seven Noahide Laws

"Today, in most countries, the Jew is, thank G-d, free to speak his mind on almost every subject. He would therefore be failing in his religious obligation and moral duty were he to choose to be an “unconcerned bystander” and not share his knowledge and insights with others. The opportunity triggers the obligation.

The obligation, in turn, triggers action -- which has been highly successful on two levels, the governmental and the grass-roots. Some examples: Heads of State and government officials of various countries -- particularly the United States -- have issued proclamations encouraging their citizens to observe the Noahide moral code.

History repeats itself. As with many of the Rebbe’s past campaigns, the initial sense of “innovation” was total. The average non-Jew, though familiar with the Ten Commandments, had never heard of the Seven Noahide laws. Yet now, only a few years after the launching of the campaign, leaders in both government and education around the world are making increasing mention of the Noahide Laws as a cardinal foundation for ethical behavior. Seriously concerned by the erosion of morality all around them, they express warm appreciation of, and support for, the campaign.

Within the Jewish community, too, there is a greatly heightened awareness of the obligation to utilize one’s contacts with non-Jewish friends and acquaintances not only for material concerns but also to impart moral influence, to inform and educate about the Noahide Laws."

Beyond The Jewish Community | Chabad.org > About Chabad-Lubavitch

Armageddon Looms Large

On behalf of the League of Nations, Chamberlain issued guarantees of protection to Poland. Hitler, now confident that the League was a ‘toothless tiger,’ invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. World War Two had begun. Hitler’s audacity and boldness quieted every voice of reason in Germany.

And the enormous tragedy of it all is that it could probably have been prevented if the League of Nations had boldly stood against Hitler and backed him down at the beginning. World War Two concluded with the replacement of the League of Nations by the United Nations. The new organization’s purpose was to prevent, through international cooperation, another ‘war to end all wars.’

The historical parallels between the 1930’s and the 1990’s are unmistakable. Throughout the 1990’s, what President George W Bush aptly dubbed ‘the Axis of Evil’, took turns testing U-N resolve and noting the reaction of the global community.

Now, Iran is only a few months, if that, from nuclear capability. And once again, we have North Korean missile tests, carried out in open defiance of the United Nations. To add insult and intensify the provocation; the tests coincided with both our 4th of July and the launch of the space shuttle Discovery.

The Taepodong test was deemed a ‘failure’ by the U-S because the missile exploded only 40 seconds after launch and at an undetermined altitude. But it’s worth noting that a powerful nuclear weapon detonated 180 miles above the United States could generate an ElectroMagneticPulse that experts say would instantly plunge half the country into the technological 1890's.

North Korea is now preparing several more missiles for ‘test’ launch. The United Nations is in a tither. Diplomatic letters of protest are flying like confetti. Military and intelligence analysts warn darkly of all the important lessons learned by Pyongyang, even though the test itself was considered a failure.

Maybe it wasn’t Pyongyang that the July 4th missile tests were intended to educate. If the ‘Axis of Evil’ analogy holds true to its historical template, the lessons were really intended for the mad mullahs in Tehran. It’s now their turn to move. Even casual observation should teach us that only ‘the aggressors’ learn from history. ‘The appeasers’ NEVER learn.

But the stakes today are far more dangerous than ever before. Armageddon looms large before us.

Hal Lindsey Oracle - Politically Incorrect - Prophetically Correct

Tropical Storm Billis kills 115 in China

"The country expects to see more storms than usual this year due to an unusually warm current off its Pacific coast and high temperatures over the Tibetan plateau."

AP Wire | 07/16/2006 | Tropical Storm Billis kills 115 in China

Gila Almagor thrives in her 'paradise' - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

Gila Almagor thrives in her 'paradise' - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

Bill Clinton Slams Israel as Overreacting

National Ledger - Bill Clinton Slams Israel as Overreacting

Saturday, July 15, 2006

It's time to build the Third Temple on the Temple Mount.

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

John Hagee: in direct and serious opposition to biblical truth.

http://www.equip.org/free/DH005.htm

Macaulay Culkin and his girlfriend Mila Kunis (That 70's Show).

That 2006 show: Kunis, Culkin leave Israel - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

Jewish groups join coalition

JTA NEWS

Newest hot, pop culture trend: Judaism | www.tucsoncitizen.com �

Newest hot, pop culture trend: Judaism | www.tucsoncitizen.com �

Rabbis roam with an important mission

The rabbis are involved with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which revels in its passion for Judaism and a love for Jewish people. "We emphasize that it doesn't matter what branch of Judaism you belong to, or even if you're a gentile," Goodman said. "We just want to remind Jews and all people that they are valued by God and have a role, and that role is being kind and doing good."

"We want to reach out to Jews wherever and whenever," Goodman said, adding that he and his colleague, and almost 300 other rabbis and seminarians, travel the world during the summer . . ."

The root of the word "Hasidic" relates to the words "loving kindness." Hasidism is a movement that began in Eastern Europe in the 18th century.

The Pueblo Chieftain Online - Pueblo, Colorado U.S.A

Natalie Portman is keen to teach her future children about her Jewish religion.

jewishinstlouis.org - Portman Can't Decide on Jewish Issue

Friday, July 14, 2006

Bill Clinton: successor to Secretary- General Kofi Annan?

"Names mentioned have included U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, 53; former U.S. President Bill Clinton, 59; and East Timorese Foreign Minister Jose Ramos Horta, 56, a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Blair, asked at a June 8 press conference whether he was running for secretary-general, said he is ``not going for the UN job."


Bloomberg.com:
Japan

Gorbachev will co-chair the Earth Dialogues conference in Brisbane July 22-24


The Border Mail
- Double snub for Gorbachev

President Vladimir Putin virtually returned to the idea of Mikhail Gorbachev

RIA Novosti - Opinion & analysis - Russia returns to idea of global security

Peres could be President of Israel much sooner than July, 2007

One of those people asked him if there might not be a problem because of his age (Peres will be celebrating his 83rd birthday next month). Anyway you look at it, starting a seven-year presidential term at the age of 83.5 at the very earliest (on the assumption that the elections will be moved up by about six months) is a very optimistic step, even for an eternal youth like Peres. So what's the problem, he said, in another year or two, you'll all lose an afternoon because of my funeral.

A senior member of the coalition in the Knesset spoke this week with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. I don't think he'll last out the year, he said referring to what remains of Katsav's term as president. We have to find a candidate, a good one, because there is never a vacuum with such matters. If we don't hurry up, you'll find Ruby Rivlin in the president's residence.

Olmert does not want to see Rivlin elected president.

'Dead king walking' - Haaretz - Israel News

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Red Buttons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Red Buttons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Noahide Lecture Series (Teachings of the Noahide Cult)

In this compelling lecture, Dr. James Tabor expresses the Noahide yearning for the restoration of Abrahamic Faith."
Noahide Lecture Series

17th of Tammuz: A day of fasting - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

17th of Tammuz: A day of fasting - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

Christian group to advocate more support for Israel

Moreover, converting Jews to Christianity, long a sore spot among Jews, is not an issue.
"All activities of CUFI are strictly non-conversionary," Mr. Brog said. "Christians who work with Jews in supporting Israel realize how sensitive we are in talking about conversion and talking about Jesus.
"So those who work with us tend not to talk about Jesus more, but talk about Jesus less. They realize it will interfere with what they are trying to do -- building a bridge to the Jewish community to insure the survival of Judeo-Christian civilization."
For much of his career, Mr. Hagee, 66, has circulated in Pentecostal circles as a pastor and TV evangelist appearing on 120 stations broadcast by five Christian TV networks. After the Osirak bombing, he began building contacts among the local Jewish community, starting with annual "Nights to Honor Israel" around Texas. Over the years, he has donated $8.5 million to Israeli hospitals and orphanages and has helped 12,000 Russian Jews move to Israel.

Christian group to advocate more support for IsraelNation/PoliticsThe Washington Times, America's Newspaper

The Jerusalem Post article that misrepresented Jerry Falwell

Falwell: Jews can get to heaven | Jerusalem Post

Falwell and Hagee Regarding Dual Covenant Theology

"In fact, Dr. John Hagee has indicated to me, as recently as today, that he likewise does not accept “dual covenant” theology." (March 2006)

However, in a radio interview on Israel National Radio today, 7/12/06, Hagee said that he had referred a non-religious Jewish man to Judaism rather than Christianity.

A GRACIOUS CORRECTION OF THE JERUSALEM POST

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Fast of Tammuz Starts July 17, 2006


Fast of Tammuz | Connect for Kids

“...I WILL BE FOR HER AS A WALL OF FIRE...”

"Shuvoo - The Path to Clarity - End-of-Days Conciousness."

Madonna's brand of Kabbalah is a far cry from the Orthodox spirituality prescribed by the sages of old.

Madonna may cut ties with Kabbalah - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

Large Fire Rages on Mt. Carmel

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Jerry Bruckheimer, Jewish Producer of Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Jerry Bruckheimer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sample text for Library of Congress

According to rabbinic tradition, the first laws laid down by God for human conduct were given to Adam—and later given to Noah.

God had already given Adam a set of laws, and he now gave them to Noah. There were seven in all, known as the Noahide Laws. Six were prohibitions: against idolatry, blasphemy, murder, adultery and incest (counted as one) and the eating of flesh torn from a living animal. One was a positive law: to establish a system of justice. These are not, of course, Israelite or Jewish laws, since God had yet to 'choose' Abraham for the special task of creating a nation, but laws for all peoples. In Hebrew 'son of Noah' is the name given to any non-Jew, or Gentile. Non-Jews who keep the Noahide Laws are considered among 'the righteous of the nations of the world' who have a share in the world to come.

Sample text for Library of Congress control number 2001042973

Texas House of Representatives, convene here to fulfill one of the seven Biblical commandments

The invocation was offered by Rabbi Chaim Block, Chabad Lubavitch of South Texas, San Antonio, as follows:

Almighty G-d, the members of this august body, the Texas House of Representatives, convene here to fulfill one of the seven Biblical commandments which you issued to all mankind, that all societies must govern by just laws.

At the dawn of civilization, as related in Genesis and its sacred commentaries, you issued seven commandments, which came to be known as the Seven Noahide Laws.

Day60

Duma to ban parties with extremist rhetoric from elections

MOSCOW, July 9 (Itar-Tass) - State Duma, the lower house of Russia parliament, passed a decision at its last session before the summer recess to endorse amendments to the electoral law that make it possible to take off election races the parties admitting of extremist rhetoric.

The amendments ban from the elections the candidates having unredeemed court sentences for acts tainted by extremism.

They also provide more details for possible denial of registration for election if promotion materials of a candidate or party reveal features of extremism.

In the light of it, the amended laws will prohibit electoral promotions fanning social, ratial, ethnic or religious strife, as well as the promotions that humiliate national dignity and propagate superiority of one group of citizens over others on the grounds of religion, social identity, race, or language.

ITAR-TASS

Friday, July 07, 2006

Wildfire Increase Linked to Climate OR GOD?

Wildfire Increase Linked to Climate - Los Angeles Times

Why we're leaving our great life in North America and moving to Israel.

We are taught in Jewish tradition that when a soul returns to its Maker, it is asked three questions, one of which is: Did you wait expectantly for the Redemption? This is a reference to the coming of the Messiah, when the entire world will recognize the reality of God and strive towards spiritual perfection. Our family regards moving to Israel as a form of "voting with our feet." There is a general consensus amongst contemporary Torah leaders that we are living in the End of Days when the ultimate Redemption seems just around the corner.

We dream of being there in the Holy Land when the Third Temple is rebuilt. Our family talks about what life will be like with the Temple in our midst. We are building a different reality, one that is God-centered, hopeful, and precious; a reality that could not exist in the Diaspora.

Israel Calls

Pacifism has no place in Judaism

Intolerance and holding totalitarian positions that leave no room for the other to express their identity is evil. According to Judaism’s holy texts tolerance is about respecting diversity - but it is also about passionately opposing intolerance and bigotry. Pacifism has no place in Judaism.

Indeed Judaism pioneered the concept of a preemptive strike. As the Talmud states, based on a biblical principle, “One who comes to kill you, rise up early and kill him first” (Sanhedrin 72a). The rational for this is obvious; according to Judaism the worst crime a person can commit is murder (Maimonides, Laws of Murder and Protection of Life 4:9 and Guide 3:41). Taking another person’s life is the ultimate act of arrogance and intolerance and for the sake of society a person bent on committing such an act must be eliminated.

A Diaspora view of Israel - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, to be held in Astana Sept. 23-24

INDIAN CATHOLIC - NEWS SITE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE OF INDIA

Information from U.S. companies helped Israel locate terror cells

Information from U.S. companies helped Israel locate terror cells

People realize that the center of Jewish life is in Israel

Thursday’s flight was the first of seven expected to arrive by the end of this year, resulting in a total of 3,400 new immigrants from the United States and Canada, almost 15 percent more than last year and the highest level since 1983.

Some 3,500 immigrants from France are also expected to make a new home in Israel this year, the highest number to arrive since 1971.

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Ritual Bath from Second-Temple Era Discovered at Western Wall

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Temple Institute: The Tenth Red Heifer

The Temple Institute: The Tenth Red Heifer

Stormy Knesset Committee Meeting on the "Pride" Parade

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

Religious leaders protest gay parade | Jerusalem Post

Religious leaders protest gay parade | Jerusalem Post

New York: Missionaries storming Israelis - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

New York: Missionaries storming Israelis - Culture from Israel, Ynetnews

Chief rabbi to world religious leaders: Help free Shalit - News from Israel, Ynetnews

Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger called during a meeting of international religious leaders in Moscow for the release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit.

Metzger said political disputes should be left behind and that ‘countries must stand united around their belief in one God.’

Chief rabbi to world religious leaders: Help free Shalit - News from Israel, Ynetnews

Religious summit: time to talk in the open

He said that a system of moral values should be integrated into the legislation of all countries, and should receive the unqualified support of society. It is in this direction that religion and governments should conduct dialogue and build cooperation.

RIA Novosti - Opinion & analysis - Religious summit: time to talk in the open

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Religious leaders and their message to the G8

"Moscow will be hosting the World Summit of Religious Leaders, July 3-5-an unprecedented event. More than a hundred leaders of many religions and denominations promptly responded to the call of Russia's Interreligious Council, the summit initiator."

RIA Novosti - Opinion & analysis - Religious leaders and their message to the G8

Israel and its Zionist supporters refuse to recognise the Palestinians

"Given this context, the international debate on the Israeli- Palestinian conflict applies a terrible double standard. While the West accepts the conflict as one between two rival nationalisms fighting for the same territority, it places the onus on the Palestinians (a dispersed non-people) to recognise Israel (a nation state), to such a degree that the international community is currently starving the Palestinians and their Hamas leadership into submission through sanctions.

But in truth, the conflict endures because Israel and its Zionist supporters refuse to recognise the Palestinians, and because they continue to act in bad faith in peace negotiations. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s convergence plan, like the Oslo process before it, is a way of dressing up an illusory territorial separation that ensures continuing recognition of a Jewish national identity in Israel while denying a meaningful Palestinian national identity in Palestine.

Olmert wants to preserve and strengthen the Jewish state, including by expanding its borders, at the terminal expense of Palestinian national goals. The Palestinians will be caged into a series of ghettos that may eventually be labelled a Palestinian state but in which they will not be able to exercise sovereignty.

Yehoshua may be right that his Jewish national identity can only survive in Israel, where regional integration and compromise appear, as ever, not to be on the agenda. In Israel it easier than in the Diaspora to avoid admitting that Jewish nationalism is driven by
outdated, exclusivist ethnic and religious impulses. Only in Israel can Jewish tribalism hope to triumph. For in Israel Yehoshua’s kind of Jew need not share anything."

Arabic Media Internet Network