IDF

Israel To Outlaw Filming Of Anti-Palestinian Atrocities

These ill criminals don’t want their atrocities to be on film. If they do this to Palestinians, imagine what they have in store for you Goy! Oh! But isn’t Israel the only democracy in the Middle East? Aren’t the Jews the first to express their ‘hatred’ against racism? How long until JUSTICE IS DONE?! Are there any REAL human beings left in this world?! Or is it that what we see walking on this earth are just BRAINLESS ZOMBIES! 

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“Israel to outlaw filming of anti-Palestinian atrocities,” Source: presstv.com
Israel’s cabinet ministers have authorized a bill that would criminalize filming of the Israeli soldiers’ atrocities against the Palestinians while on duty.
A ministerial committee which oversees legislation voted in favor of the controversial bill on Sunday.
The bill, sponsored by the Yisrael Beitenu party in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition, would subject anyone caught filming or publishing footage “with intent to harm the morale of Israel’s soldiers or its inhabitants” to up to five years in prison.

It would give 10 years in jail to those intending to damage Israel’s “national security.”

The parliament will probably vote the bill this week. If passed, it will be scrutinized and amended before three more parliamentary votes needed for it to pass into law.

In recent months, Israeli troops have on numerous occasions been caught on camera brutally killing Palestinians, with the videos going viral online and sparking condemnations of the regime’s military.

A video circulated online in April showed the moment an Israeli sniper shoots an unarmed Palestinian protester near the border fence in the besieged enclave. The sniper and the other soldiers are heard rejoicing following the “successful” shooting.

An Israeli human rights organization also in August 2017 captured a video showing Israeli settlers verbally abusing Palestinians and swearing at the holy religion of Islam as well as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the presence of regime forces.

The B’Tselem video shows the Israelis from the settlement of Kiryat Arba using obscene language through a loudspeaker against a Palestinian woman, who is a local volunteer for the group and is filming the incident from her window.

In March 2016, Israeli Sergeant Elor Azaria shot dead a Palestinian who was lying immobile on the ground, following an alleged stabbing attack in the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).

Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter and given 18 months in prison. However, he was released earlier this month after serving only two-thirds of his sentence.

Yisrael Beitenu leader and Minister of Military Affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, said: “Israeli soldiers are under constant attack by Israel haters and supporters of terrorism who look constantly to degrade and sully them. We will put an end to this.”

However, Deputy Palestinian Information Minister Fayez Abu Aitta condemned the move and told Reuters, “This decision aims to cover up crimes committed by Israeli soldiers against our people, and to free their hands to commit more crimes.”

The phrasing of the bill stops short of a blanket ban, aiming instead at “anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian organizations” which spend “entire days near Israeli soldiers waiting breathlessly for actions that can be documented in a slanted and one-sided way so that soldiers can be smeared.”

The bill claims that B’Tselem and several other rights groups are supported by organizations and governments with “a clear anti-Israel agenda” and that the videos aim to damage Israel and its national security.

The ban would cover social networks as well as traditional media.

B’Tselem spokesman Amit Gilutz shrugged off the bill and said, “If the occupation embarrasses the government, then the government should take action to end it.”

“Documenting the reality of the occupation will continue regardless of such ridiculous legislation efforts,” he pointed out.

Palestinian journalists in May condemned the draft law, entitled “Prohibition against photographing and documenting IDF soldiers.”

The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PCJ) said in a statement that the “racist” bill “severely attacks the profession of the press and legitimizes the criminal practices committed by the Israeli occupation army against the Palestinian people.”

VIDEO: Laura Loomer, Ashkenazi IQ, & “Such a Great Sleuth!”

Laura Loomer, a Zionist disinformation agent, works in tandem with other agents such as Alex Jones — all to confuse and mislead the Goyim. Alex Jones was so impressed with her ‘Ashkenazi IQ’, he offered this ‘sleuth’ a job: http://zionistreport.com/2017/10/video-alex-jones-hires-zionist-lorna-loomer/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s40dBV6BDQ

VIDEO: RT WW2 Propaganda – “Soviets Were The Good Guys”

This post is for all the RT and ‘Putin Worshippers’. This is a clear as day example of how RT (Russian state-owned media) pumps out disinformation/blatant lies regarding World War 2. During WW2, the Germans were fighting Bolshevism = Communism = JWO.

It is as simple as this and if you don’t believe us, hear it from former Wehrmacht soldiers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnnhxzKZQ9w&t

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Third Temple

New Coin Minted To Fund Building Jerusalem Temple

It is amazing to see how PROPHECY is being fulfilled and how many do believe what these liars are claiming when Rabbi Hillel Weiss states:“The Temple, as a house of prayer for all nations, is the source of true peace”. The truth of the matter is that Temple will be the ‘excuse’ to unite all religions under ONE. The religion of Lucifer, the Antichrist. The time is near. 

Trump-Cyrus coin (photo: Mikdash Educational Center)

Special edition Temple coin (photo: Mikdash Educational Center)

“New coin minted to fund building Jerusalem Temple”, Source: wnd.com
 

The recent effort that created the commemorative “Trump-Cyrus Coin,” sporting images of President Trump and ancient Persian King Cyrus, is now minting a special edition “70 Year Redemption Coin” to raise funds to build Jerusalem’s Third Temple as a house of prayer for all nations.

The organizers, which include Israel’s nascent Sanhedrin, the Mikdash (Temple) Educational Center and the United Temple Movements, have prepared the new coin to honor the 70th anniversary of the nation, which takes place this Thursday, April 19.

They believe the Temple project is the only way to avert the outbreak of another Middle East war.

“The Temple, as a house of prayer for all nations, is the source of true peace,” said Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the nascent Sanhedrin, a biblically mandated court of 71 elders, told Breaking Israel News. “It has been presented in the media as a ‘flashpoint,’ the focus of conflict. That is the opposite of the truth and has actually made this lie into a reality.”

The previous project involving the commemorative Trump-Cyrus coin was so successful the organizers of the new effort are optimistic about an international effort to plan and fund the rebuilding of the Temple, a project fraught with controversy even within Israel, because of the Islamic presence of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock – two shrines atop the Temple Mount.

The Trump-Cyrus coin, which honored two Israeli foreign heroes – one present and one past – came following President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.

“In the context of the coin, we are expressing gratitude for President Trump’s bold decision to transfer the American Embassy to Jerusalem thereby recognizing King David’s capital and the site of Solomon’s Temple as the true capital of Israel,” said Mordechai Persoff, head of the Mikdash Educational Center, a non-profit organization for education about the Temple.

The superimposing of the images of the two leaders, separated by more than 2,500 years, was meant to mark their common characteristics, said Persoff.

“They are non-Jewish leaders who played an essential role in the return of the Jews to Jerusalem,” he said. “Hopefully, Trump will continue in this path and, like Cyrus, play a central role in the building of the Temple.”

Immediately following Trump’s election victory in 2016, the Sanhedrin also invited Trump to initiate a joint effort with Russian President Vladimir Putin in building the Third Temple.

“If Putin decides that he would prefer to build the Temple with Trump rather than go to war with him, then we would be happy to put his image on the next coin alongside Trump and Cyrus,” said Rabbi Weiss.

About the need to rebuild the Temple, Persoff said, “There was a time when ships would sail to Israel in peace, to serve God, each in their own way. Now, since we don’t have the Temple, navies from all over the world are sailing the Mediterranean, ready to make war.”

The organizers see a prophecy in the Book of Jeremiah that suggests the 70th year back in the land could be critical to the Temple project.

Jeremiah 29:10 says: “For thus saith the Lord, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.”

“Normally this is understood as speaking about the return from the Babylonian Exile, which lasted 70 years,” Rabbi Weiss said. “But it may be this was also a hint that we would return to the Temple 70 years after the establishment of Israel. In any case, 70 years is an auspicious period of time that should be recognized in a significant manner.”

He says that only part of God’s covenant with Abraham has been completed, the return to the land, but it will not be fully realized until “the Jewish Temple is restored to its proper place.”

The coin is currently being sold on the Mikdash Education Center’s website. All proceeds from sales will be used for re-enactments of Temple ceremonies, education on the Temple or transferred to the Third Temple when it is built.

Temple, navies from all over the world are sailing the Mediterranean, ready to make war.”

The organizers see a prophecy in the Book of Jeremiah that suggests the 70th year back in the land could be critical to the Temple project.

Jeremiah 29:10 says: “For thus saith the Lord, That after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.”

“Normally this is understood as speaking about the return from the Babylonian Exile, which lasted 70 years,” Rabbi Weiss said. “But it may be this was also a hint that we would return to the Temple 70 years after the establishment of Israel. In any case, 70 years is an auspicious period of time that should be recognized in a significant manner.”

He says that only part of God’s covenant with Abraham has been completed, the return to the land, but it will not be fully realized until “the Jewish Temple is restored to its proper place.”

The coin is currently being sold on the Mikdash Education Center’s website. All proceeds from sales will be used for re-enactments of Temple ceremonies, education on the Temple or transferred to the Third Temple when it is built.

Synagogue Of Satan Puts Trump On “Temple Coin” 

Tragic Fate of Skripal’s Pets

The scandal with the poisoning of the former GRU agent Sergei Skripal is gaining momentum. Meanwhile, absolutely innocent creatures suffered because of the diplomatic war between the UK and Russia.

Remember that two dead guinea pigs and a black Persian cat in a critical condition were found in the ex-spy’s home. Then the cat was taken to the Porton Down chemical weapons lab (not to a veterinary clinic which would be more expected). In the laboratory, chemists made a weird diagnosis, which they described as a “distressed state”. The cat was euthanized. Its body, as well as those of the two guinea pigs, were immediately incinerated which was confirmed by the British government.

Shortly after the Russian Embassy in London posed the question on what happened to the animals that Sergey Skripal kept in his Salisbury house, the British side, first in an unnamed leak and then as a DEFRA comment, said that “when a vet was able to access the property, two guinea pigs had sadly died. A cat was also found in a distressed state and a decision was taken by a veterinary surgeon to euthanize the animal to alleviate its suffering”.
This is, however, the sort of answer that brings about still more questions. Regarding the dead guinea pigs and the malnourished cat, it is said unofficially that they were taken to the Porton Down facility and incinerated there. But it remains unclear if their remains were ever tested for toxic substances, which would constitute useful evidence, and if not, why such a decision was made.

The fact that the animals were locked inside the house for several days suggests that the police did not access the alleged crime scene, which would be very unusual for such a high profile investigation. Such treatment of pets is also hardly consistent with UK laws on animal cruelty and comes as a blatant disregard for Mr. Skripal’s rights as the owner and companion of the animals.
Overall, it is difficult to avoid the impression that the animals have been disposed of as an inconvenient piece of evidence. It is also to be noted that, according to Mr. Skripal’s niece Viktoria, there were 2 cats, not one, in the house – and the whereabouts of the second one is still unknown.

Nevertheless, the way how the UK police treat animals is absolutely awful and unacceptable. Moreover, even their bodies could cast some light on this case. Instead, we have even more questions than before.
Firstly, why were the pets sealed in the house with no food and water? How is it possible to imagine such a mockery and careless attitude towards animals? British officials must be held accountable for their decision to leave the pets inside the sealed-up house without any nutrition. In fact, their actions can be classified as animal abuse, which resulted in their death.
Secondly, no matter how cynical this may sound, any living organism remained at the place where the potential poisoning occurred could indirectly help the investigation process. You don’t even need to be an expert in chemistry to understand it. The use of such a potent substance as Novichok agent might have affected the pets as well. Unfortunately, we will never know this as their bodies were eliminated. No one even asked for their owners’ permission for that.
It seems like the British side is trying to cover up the tracks and destroy all the evidence. In Hollywood movies, criminals act like this when a detective tells them their version is not valid. Draw your own conclusions.

Order of Exorcists

Is Demonic Possession Ruining Your Life? Catholic Sect Lets You Apply For Exorcism Online

Demonic possession is ruining ALL of our lives because Lucifer is already living in the Vatican, and the head of the Catholic Church is one of his disciples. So it comes as NO surprise to hear how many people are being affected and actually noticing the effects of such possessions. The problem with ‘demonic possession’ is that more times than not, they are so subtle that can only be detected by those who are close to the possessed. The level of cruelty that we see within our own family circles and friends, is many times, without a doubt Diabolical possession.

Order of Exorcists

“Is demonic possession ruining your life? Catholic sect lets you apply for exorcism online,” Source: rt.com

An independent Catholic church which specializes in demonic possession is so busy carrying out exorcisms that you can now order the ‘service’ online. What’s more, it’s free of charge.
The Vatican News reports that the number of people seeking out exorcisms has tripled in a short time. The demand is so great that the Catholic Church is scrambling to train more priests in demon fighting to tackle the backlog.
Meanwhile, a California- based independent Catholic church called the Order of Exorcists has risen to meet this demand, even streamlining its service by offering an easy-to-use exorcism application form.
The order is not part of the Catholic Church, rather a branch of the faith which is under the independent Catholic jurisdiction called the Sacred Order of Saint Michael the Archangel. It claims to have its roots in the ancient Old Roman Catholic Church of the 12th Century.
“Members are from many religious orders; priests, seminarians, paranormal investigators, and bishops of many jurisdictions, from around the world,” the order says on its website.
Our priests are available, after the medical and psychological reports are reviewed, with the approval of their bishops, to perform the rite of exorcism. Our Investigation & Assessment Team are paranormal exorcist investigators.”
“They make the initial first contact with the clients that are requesting a demonic investigation and/or exorcism. In staying within the biblical teaching ‘that which is freely obtained should be freely given’, the exorcism will be done without charge.”
The order has 61 full time exorcists and regularly carries out exorcisms across the world. It has a checklist that people can use to identify signs of demonic possession. The signs include:
  • Sound of footsteps on the stairs or floors
  • Sound of voices or animal sounds in rooms and walls
  • Bad odors with no natural explanation
  • Moving black shadows on floors and/or walls
  • Tapping or knocking noises in walls or on the floors
  • Clock hands moving backwards
  • Lights turning themselves on and off
  • Electronic equipment such as radios and televisions turning on or off automatically
  • Black human-shaped figures that move or stand
  • Black clouds of smoke that move around and do not dissipate
  • An evil spirit that is interacting with you or a household member
  • Demonic possession of a household member

The Vatican was recently prompted to hold an international conference to recruit more exorcists due to the recent spike in demand for the rite. Friar Beningo Palilla, one of the organizers of the conference, told Vatican News that there are now some 500,000 cases requiring exorcism in Italy each year. The priest cited the growing popularity of fortune tellers as the reason for the rise in “demonic possessions.”

 

Holy Sepulchre

Church Of Holy Sepulchre Crisis: Jerusalem Is Burning Israel’s Bridges With The Christian World

The city of Jerusalem claims that Churches owe $186 Million in overdue taxes! Why now? Is this a message from Israhell to Christianity? We are at the End Times. The Bible warned us about Jerusalem, becoming the most feared city in the world after the coming of the AntiChrist, and that Christianity will be horribly persecuted, more than it has ever been in the history of mankind. Could this be the beginning of it all?

Holy Sepulchre \ AMIR COHEN/ REUTERS

“Church of Holy Sepulchre Crisis: Jerusalem Is Burning Israel’s Bridges With the Christian World,” Source: haaretz.com

Decision makers have continually ignored the political, religious and diplomatic sensitivities when trying to solve problems that concern Jerusalem’s Christian commun

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem is a place that runs to the beat of the Middle Ages and according to an uncompromising series of rules set in the mid-19th century. The site is sacred for many Christians, with so many visiting regularly to pray and honor their religion. The church is of so much importance, that it is one of the online prayer request holy church sites. This service helps to deliver messages from Christians around the world who are unable to deliver their prayer themselves. Although, one of the unwritten traditions is a continual dispute between the three churches that run it: Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian.

Knowing all this, the incident that occurred on Sunday was a historic event. The heads of three communities, the Greek Orthodox patriarch, the Armenian patriarch and the Catholic custodian of the Holy Land, met at the entrance to the church. They cleared the place of tourists and had the heavy doors shut. Large signs, printed up ahead of time, were hung outside with images of the church’s two enemies: Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Knesset member Rachel Azaria of Kulanu. At the top was written, “Enough is Enough.”

Christian leaders stand outside the closed doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, February 25, 2018.GALI TIBBON/AFP

The protest came in response to two recent major steps. One was Barkat’s decision to end the municipal tax exemption for church-owned properties in Jerusalem and to put liens on the churches’ bank accounts for the tax debts. The second was a bill sponsored by Azaria that would allow the expropriation of lands sold by churches to private buyers. It was on Sunday’s agenda for a Knesset committee that decides whether or not the governing coalition will support legislation.

The churches’ action on Sunday shows that they are in an impossible situation, with pressure from all sides: Israel, their Palestinian faithful, church institutions, pilgrims and their sponsor countries (Jordan, Greece, Armenia and the Vatican). Decision makers continually ignore the political, religious and diplomatic sensitivities when they try to solve problems that concern the churches.

According to the churches, the agreement that had allowed the churches not to pay municipal taxes existed since Ottoman times, and British, Jordanian and Israeli governments have all honored it. They say the move to collect the taxes is part of Barkat’s fight against the national government and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon over the city’s budget. Meanwhile, the mayor maintains that the agreement on taxes only applies to houses of worship and not commercial properties owned by the churches.

Between the taxes and the legislation put forward by Azaria, it’s the latter that has church leaders worried the most. According to the proposed law, the government would be able to expropriate land that had been church-owned and was sold to private real estate companies. The law discriminates against the churches compared to other institutions or private citizens. (A relevant question is what Israel would say if such a move was taken in another country for synagogue-owned property.) Furthermore, it would be applied retroactively.

The law would force the churches to pay for the failures of the Jewish National Fund and the Israel Lands Administration. To understand their missteps, one must look no further than the land deal in Jerusalem’s Rehavia neighborhood, which was developed in the first half of the 20th century. At the time, churches leased lands in Rehavia and other neighborhoods to the JNF for 99 years.

In the Rehavia sale, which is rocking the lives of 1,300 families, a private company bought the lease rights to 500 dunams (125 acres) of land in the heart of Jerusalem for 200 years for only 78 million shekels ($22.3 million). If the government had acted in a smarter fashion, it could easily have bought the rights to this land for a similar amount – small change considering the size of the area and its importance. It could have made part of the money back from residents and businesses extending their leases. But those in charge didn’t act, paving the way for private developers to enter the picture.

Once the 99-year lease is over, instead of having the JNF renew it almost automatically for a symbolic fee, the land will be transferred to the private company. Residents who live in buildings affected by the sale will need negotiate with private developers over what will happen to their homes, which have already lost as much as half of their value.

If the law passes, no one will want to do business with the churches, because who wants to buy land that can be expropriated tomorrow?

Anyone dealing with this law – including those who drafted it – knows very well that it has no chance of passing at the Knesset in its present form. It violates so many constitutional principles that it is a perfect case for being annulled by the Supreme Court. The law is intended to be a threat for real estate developers and speculators, so they reach a deal with the government. But in the meantime, the question is whether this is the way Israel wants to communicate with the Christian world.

 

Kim Jong-Un Japan

North Korea – Headquarters Under Fire As Gunmen Strike In Japan

We don’t know if there will be a war or not, but what we do know is that they want to escalate things to a point of no return. Chaos, violence, terror, provocation, more control, and confusion are on the cards! The elite is immune to it all and continues to play the game, the only ones who suffer the consequences are the people of this world. 

Kim Jong-Un Japan North Korean leader Kim Jong-un; NK headquartersGETTY

North Korea news: Headquarters under fire as gunmen strike in Japan,” Source: express.co.uk 

Multiple shots were fired outside North Korea’s headquarter in Tokyo

The two gunmen emerged from a van to strike the gates of a complex housing the pro-North Korea group the General Association of Korean Residents.

Multiple shots were fired before the men fled.

Japan has strict gun laws meaning shootings are extremely rare.

Police have since arrested two men on suspicion of being the gunmen.

They are reportedly linked to right-wing groups.

North Korea’s nuclear programme and the testing of missiles which invaded Japanese airspace twice in the last years have increased the tensions between the hermit country and Japan.

Last year, Kim Jong-un pledged to “sink” Japan and reduce the US to “ashes”, claiming North Korea could carry out a nuclear strike on the US mainland.

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea in September.

Tokyo remains under the United States’ “nuclear umbrella” as it doesn’t currently have his own nuclear force.

Earlier this month, the Japan Times reported that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was to ask for emergency evacuation support for the country’s citizens from South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in, highlighting the country’s fear of a military clash with North Korea.

Japanese police have arrested two men on suspicion of being the gunmen

US President Donald Trump urged both Abe and Moon to pressure North Korea about its nuclear programme.

The 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place in South Korea, have been seen by the international community as an opportunity to open a dialogue with North Korea and ease tensions.

In January, Pyongyang and Seoul resumed bilateral talks ahead of the games and decided to march together under the same flag at the opening ceremony and join their teams in a number of competitions.

Yet, the Olympics haven’t erased the threat of a nuclear war.

Tension kept growing between Washington and Pyongyang after North Korea reportedly pulled out a secret meeting with the US two hours before it was scheduled to happen.

Vice President Mike Pence and top Pyongyang officials — including North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong – originally planned to meet on the sideline of the Winter Olympics.

Heather Nauert, a spokeswoman for the United States Department of State, said in a statement that the cancellation took the US by surprise.

“At the last minute, DPRK officials decided not to go forward with the meeting.

“We regret their failure to seize this opportunity.”

Earlier today, reports have claimed that US President Donald Trump is preparing a “large package” of sanctions against the regime.

Fox News reports that Mr. Trump plans to announce the Treasury Department will take action to “further cut off sources of revenue and fuel that the regime uses to fund its nuclear programme and sustain its military by targeting 56 vessels, shipping companies, and trade businesses that are assisting North Korea in evading sanctions.”

There are about 500,000 ethnic Koreans currently living in Japan, many of them descended from the two million Koreans brought to the country as forced labor during Japan’s 1910-1945 colonization of the peninsula.

 

 

 

Trump

US Brings Forward Jerusalem Embassy Opening To May

Trump doesn’t know what doing the right thing is, that is a FACT. All he knows is how to let Satan lead his life and America’s destiny. Jews are NOT the Chosen Ones and they have NO Biblical right over the area and especially over Jerusalem. Things are aligning for disaster. But isn’t that just the goal? Let’s read what the Bible says about what Trump calls doing the ‘right thing’. 

“Woes to Scribes and Pharisees (Luke 11:37-54)

1Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased, and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. 14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

16Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! 17Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 19Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20Whoso, therefore, shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 21And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. 22And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him, that sitteth thereon.

23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, 30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

34Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 35That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

Lament over Jerusalem (Luke 13:31-35)

37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed, is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”

Trump

“US brings forward Jerusalem embassy opening to May | US news,” Source: theguardian.com

The US expects to open its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem in May, officials have said, bringing forward Donald Trump’s contentious plan by at least a year.

US officials said the move was to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. The country declared independence on 14 May 1948, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned at the embassy in mid-May.

The US ambassador will move his office to a consulate already in the city, the officials said, followed by the gradual expansion of its premises. A new location may be chosen later on.

One official said plans for May were simple: “A sign will be put up in [the consulate] identifying the facility as the US embassy.”

The decision comes despite overwhelming global opposition. It is widely feared that moving the embassy from Tel Aviv will push back already moribund efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and could result in renewed violence.

Trump, however, told the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington that moving the embassy to Jerusalem was the right thing to do.

The US president said he had decided to go against the advice of other countries “begging” him not to relocate the embassy. “I said we have to do it. It’s the right thing to do.”

The accelerated plan contradicts recent statements by Trump’s secretary of state and vice-president. Days after Trump declared that Washington had officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Rex Tillerson said it was unlikely to happen before 2020. During a visit to the Holy City, Mike Pence said recognition would come by the end of 2019.

Administration officials have suggested that a longer timeframe may have helped keep peace efforts alive while sparing the US the sensitive issue of choosing a site for the embassy.

While the decision to move the embassy in May was not officially announced, the Israeli minister of transport appeared to confirm the news by thanking Trump on Twitter.

The Associated Press cited four unnamed US officials on Friday saying that the Trump administration was also considering an offer from the major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new embassy.

Lawyers at the State Department were looking into the legality of accepting private donations, the report said. Adelson is a staunch supporter of Israel and his assistance would add further controversy to a plan that has been already been criticised as siding with Israel’s government.

Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate, also strongly backs Israel’s prime minister, financing a free newspaper friendly to Benjamin Netanyahu.

The current West Jerusalem consulate would have to be retrofitted with added security before it could house the ambassador, David Friedman, who worked as a lawyer for Trump and lobbied for the move.

Palestinians want East Jerusalem as a capital of a future independent state, but Israel captured it in 1967 and claims the entire area as its “eternal and undivided” capital.

Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian negotiator, decried the decision to move the embassy in May, an anniversary that Palestinians call the Nakba or catastrophe. Hundreds of thousands of Arabs fled as villages were emptied of their residents or destroyed in areas that later became Israel.

Trump’s move, Erekat said, “shows the determination of the US administration to violate international law, destroy the two-state solution, and provoke the feelings of the Palestinian people, as well as of all Arabs, Muslims and Christians around the globe”.

Jerusalem’s status has been a fundamental obstacle in past peace negotiations, and international consensus remains that sovereignty over the city is an issue to be agreed between the two sides.

Trump’s proclamation shocked the Palestinian leadership, which responded by rejecting the US as a peace broker, a position it had held for years. The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, told Trump: “May your house be destroyed.”