News Archive Index



The Middle East In The News

Bruce Palmer
and at

Play Bruce's new song now:

'Looking Through
Daniel's Glasses'


(get Real Player)

This site receives no advertising funding or contributions by any other organization.
We do this voluntarily.

Every donation to support will be welcomed and much appreciated.


The Great Global Warming Swindle


Video clip excerpts from this documentary film.


Evidence for
Global Warming
Larry Vardiman, Ph.D.


Know Those Who Say They Are Your Enemy

Interactive Map of
Middle East


Watch the video, and see how God is doing a great work. Visit New Dawn Communities, and see how God can work miracles in the lives of others through you.

The Hidden Truth About The End Times
video on Google

WATCH the new Landscape video in Flash!

Muslim Early History Chart

Glenn Beck Videos
Obsession Is A "Must See"

Obsession Director Interviewed

Obsession, Radical Islam's War on the West

America is Europe's greatest hope

Muslim school teaching

Terrorists Happy Democrats Won


A Thought For You

In case we find ourselves starting to believe all  the anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember the UK's Prime Minister Tony Blair's words in January 2003, during his address to British ambassadors in London, he said::

"...I sometimes think it is a good rule of thumb to ask of a country: are people trying to get into it or out of it? It's not a bad guide to what sort of country it is." 


Only  two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1.  Jesus  Christ
2.  The American G. I.

One died for your soul, the other for your  freedom.

Free Energy
Contributed by Bob Anderson

Watch this and other Visual information about the Middle East conflict at

Multi-National Force Iraq
Official Website

U.S. Dept. of Defense
Official Website

Before you forward that email, perhaps you should check out its truthfulness first

Click graphic to watch, or this text to choose other dynamations to watch.

- Our Position - condemns all aggression by ... >>more>>



Daniel 12:4   But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end ...

A Homeland for the Palestinians?  Why they?  How about all those others?

Ezekiel 33:2-4 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;  Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.


Uniting Jordan, Iraq post-war goal? (a blast from the past ...or is it?)

Establishment of Hashemite kingdom being floated in diplomatic circles Strongly Condemns The Amman Terror Attacks, ...or any others for that matter!

A 2006 U.S. plan to attack Iran detailed
Aljazeera 2005/12/31
...Over the past few weeks, DDP says, Washington contacted the governments of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman and Pakistan seeking ...cooperation.   During his Istanbul visit, Goss gave Turkish security services three dossiers alleging a link between Iran and Al Qaeda network. A fourth dossier focuses on the Iran's nuclear program, which Washington and Israel claim is being used as a guise to hide Iran’s attempts and efforts to develop nuclear bomb.   German intelligence sources revealed that the CIA director affirmed that he would inform the Turkish government several hours ahead of any attack. He also, according to the sources, sort of green-lighted almost simultaneous Turkish attacks on camps in Iran run by the PKK, the Kurdish separatist organization ...

Khaddam’s Bombshell Tightens Noose Around Syria: Experts
Islam Online 2005/12/31
...Regime Collapse   Beni said Khaddam’s bombshell will expedite the collapse of the regime in Syria as it was dropped by one of the old guards and a veteran member of the ruling Baath party.   The Syrian analyst said the testimony will cast a harsh light on the “wrong-headed” policies of the Syrian regime in Lebanon and could pave the way for more revelations from senior Syrian officials in the days to come.   Ali Sadrudin Al-Bayouni, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria , saw eye to eye with Beni that Khaddam’s stance could force a regime change in Syria and turn it into a democratic country.   “Khaddam’s testimony will break up the power monopoly in Syria ,” he said. ...

Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Syrian MPs demand exile's trial
BBC News 2005/12/31
'Syria's Judas'   As the session ended, speaker Mahmoud al-Abrash told parliament: "We call on the justice minister to try Abdel Halim Khaddam for high treason and to take the necessary measures."   Earlier, Syrian newspaper Ad-Diyar denounced Mr Khaddam as "Syria's Judas". ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Ex Assad Aide: I Would Crush Hariri
Zaman Online 2005/12/31
...Assad and senior Syrian officials threatened Hariri, said Haddam, giving the details of Assad's threatening attitude. Assad used a very insulting language towards Hariri, according to Haddam. The Syrian President threatened Hariri by insulting him for his plans to appoint somebody else as the Lebanese president according to Haddam. Assad would not allow this to happen, because he would crush anyone who refused to obey the President, reported Haddam. Haddam resigned five months after the Hariri assassination. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

King Congratulates Algerian President
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/31
...King Abdullah II has sent a message to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in his name ...
John 5:43 "I am come in my Father's name (HASHEM), and ye receive me not: if another shall come "in his own name" (HASHEMITE), him ye will receive.

King Congratulates President of Switzerland
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/31
...King Abdullah II on Saturday sent a cable to President of Switzerland Moritz Leuenberger congratulating him in his name ...
John 5:43 "I am come in my Father's name (HASHEM), and ye receive me not: if another shall come "in his own name" (HASHEMITE), him ye will receive.

History of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood Part Two
asharq alawsat 2005/12/30
In the second part of the “Jordanian Files on Politics and Fundamentalism”, we review the Muslim Brotherhood’s two branches in the Hashemite Kingdom and consider several recurring questions: are the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan divided into hawks and doves? Who are the hawks and who are the doves? What are the features of this hawkish trend? Who are the prominent, influential and active figures in each branch? What issues to they agree on and on what do they differ? How does the Muslim Brotherhood reflect on the Jordanian and Palestinian-Jordanian identities? How did the organization deal with the concept of political participation in government? Is it true that Hamas is the real instigator for the Jordanian Brotherhood and that its leaders in east Jordan are a mere façade? We shall try to obtain answers to these many questions from the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. ...

Former Syrian VP says Assad was involved in Hariri's death
Haaretz 2005/12/30
Former Syrian Vice President Abdul-Halim Khaddam, a one-time stalwart of the ruling Baath Party, on Friday accused Syria's President Bashar Assad of being personally involved in the assassination of former Lebanese Premier Rafik Hariri.   Khaddam made the claim as he declared a formal break with President Bashar Assad in a television interview from Paris, citing corruption within the regime and its failure to reform. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Escalating Violence and Diplomacy in the New Year 2005/12/30
"Israel can only have a peace partner if the Palestinian leadership fulfills two conditions. (1) It recognizes the right of the state of Israel to exist. (2) It rules out violence as an instrument to advance its political interests including the use of international terrorism”. ...Gold’s assessment for the New Year is that Israel has to shift its fundamental policies of diplomacy.  “The assumption that we will have a Palestinian leadership that will fight terrorism and in that way, serve Israel’s security interests is a mistake”.

Is the Jordan Valley more vital than the Temple Mount? 2005/12/30 part of a peace agreement with the Palestinians, they would be willing to pass the Temple Mount to international control, as long as Israel maintained control of the Western Wall. ...

Analysis: Al-Qaida's new focus on Israel 2005/12/30
For some time, Israeli officials have noted that groups identifying with al-Qaida - or the global jihad - are determined to acquire operational footholds close to Israel's borders. ...Militant Islamic Web sites immediately announced: "After the attack in the heart of Jordan, it will soon be possible to reach Jewish targets in Israel." ...

Israeli missiles target militia 2005/12/29
Israeli warplanes attacked a Palestinian militia base outside Beirut yesterday, marking the deepest Israeli strike inside Lebanon in 18 months.   In retaliation for rocket fire on a northern Israeli town, Israeli officials said they had targeted a base of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, a small Syrian-backed group that rejects peace with Israel. Two militia members were slightly injured in the predawn raid.

Syria bought Russian-made rockets fired at Israel 2005/12/29
"Hizbullah is using rocket-propelled grenades that were bought by Syria from Russia," Maj. Gen. Aharon Zeevi-Farkash, the head of army intelligence, told Yediot.   "The real faces of Russia and Syria have been revealed," Zeevi-Farkash told Yediot. "They buy weapons with the commitment not to transfer them and then these weapons are brazenly used against us." ...

Mecca Conference Criticized for Hypocrisy on Holy Site Destruction 2005/12/29
... "It is very ironic," said Ali Al-Ahmed, director of the Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs. "The same place where they had their meeting, not one mile away, there are Islamic landmarks much more important in Islamic history than all Islamic landmarks in Jerusalem, that are being destroyed."
Prophet Mohammed's childhood home set to be demolished
Al-Ahmed, a Saudi scholar and expert on Saudi political affairs, estimates that the majority of Islamic landmarks in Saudi Arabia have already been destroyed. Islamic architecture expert Sami Angawi told media earlier this year that at least 300 historical buildings have been leveled in Mecca and Medina over the past 50 years. ...
contributed by Bob Anderson

Another Take on the Word “Armageddon”
Bible Code Digest 2005/12/28 (? publication date) [article about midway down on the linked page]
A likely explanation has been overlooked although the clue is in the Zechariah text. Hadad and Rimmon are two gods of ancient Syria, which were not known in Israel at any time. The mourning of Hadad-Rimmon must be in Syria. In Hebrew, Syria is Aram. It becomes Arm– if joined in compound to another word. So the Greek word Armageddon (Rev. 16:16) is a transliteration of Aram + megiddon, and means “the place in Syria of the gathering of troops.”    Zechariah 12:11 mentions a “valley” or “plain.” This might be the northeastern Syrian plain facing the Euphrates River. Prophetically this is where the Eastern troops cross the Euphrates River (Rev. 16:12). This interpretation removes the Armageddon scenario from Israel and puts it in Syria. The mourning of Hadad-Rimmon (Zech. 12:11) could be the mourning for the dead after Armageddon. ...
contributed by Leslie Turner

Jordan and Chechnya - An Unquestioned Relationship
Prague Watchdog 2005/12/28
By exploring the role of Jordan, it actually becomes clear that small numbers of ‘Arab Fighters’ have travelled in the opposite direction, from Afghanistan to Chechnya to fight against Russian forces. Of course, as if to underscore this point, we note that many of these fighters were not ethnic Chechens. ...

Arab parliament must contribute to placing visions on challenges
Kuwait News Agency 2005/12/27
..."if the culture of change, development and advancement is the modern culture, then it must respect cultural heritage." Al-Attiyah noted that the establishment of the AIP was an embodiment of reform principles, hoping that it would serve to boost Arab nationalism and bring Arabs closer together. ...

Birth of new Arab parliament 2005/12/27
In the first session of the interim Arab parliament which kicked off at the Arab League in Cairo on Tuesday December 27, 2005, Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak described the birth of the first Arab collective parliament as a "historic moment" that is to open new horizons of joint Arab action. ...The decision to form the interim Arab parliament was taken during the Arab leaders' summit in Algiers, on March 2005, to pave the way for forming a permanent Arab Parliament. ...

Sunni Disillusion with Iraqi Election Threatens to Fuel Guerilla War
DEBKAfile Special Report 2005/12/27
The decision by the Iraqi Supreme Court to disqualify 90 delegates who were elected to parliament on December 15, most of them Sunni Muslims, because they were once members of the Baath Party, echoes the decision reached in the middle of 2003 by Paul Bremer, the first US administrator for Iraq. ...Therefore, they will reason, the only avenue left open to them is to continue their guerilla war against the Americans and the Iraqi regime.

History of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood Part One
asharq alawsat 2005/12/27
What is the reason behind the Shiite dudgeon and resentment with Jordan? What is the background of King Abdullah II's warning against the Shiite crescent? How did the political system of Jordan's monarchy acquire this ability to present a distinguished example of dealing with the Islamists from a position of cooperation and integration in the political life and not from a position of enmity and alienation? The history of the relationship between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Hashemite throne provides an exciting story in the Arab world. Sometimes it is a marriage of convenience, in other times it becomes a political alliance. In all cases, there have been instances where the players did not follow the script. However soon they would return to the original script and drop all footnotes.   Within these contexts, we shall try to cast an overview on this scene, starting with the story of the Brotherhood and the Muslims. Then we shall go over the story of the Jihadi Salafi trend and its spiritual figure head godfather Abu-Muhammad al-Maqdisi and it general Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. We shall then conclude by considering the impact of the Iraqi situation on the Jordanian internal position. ...

Powerful influences 2005/12/26
John Chambers, president and CEO, Cisco ...his Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan has had a major influence on me. He is in a very challenging spot in the world where his only natural resources are his people, and he is currently focusing half of his budget on education. So his ability to balance the short-term and long-term objectives for his country, even under the utmost of pressure, is something I truly admire and am learning a great deal from.

Iraqi Mission Chairs the Asian Group at the UN in December
Republic of Iraq - Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2005/12/26
The Permanent Mission of Iraq chaired the meetings of the Asian Group at the United Nations during the month of December. ...The chair of the Asian Group in the month of January 2006 will be the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Municipal elections to be held in 2006, a national consensus on parliamentary elections law is being sought
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/26
...In reply to a question, Bakhit said the government will confront the takfiri thinking by moderate thinking based on Amman Message. The essence of this confrontation will be a word against a word and a culture against another culture, said the Prime Minister. Takfiri is the ideology of militant groups who consider their opponents infidels. ...Bakhit said " We are standing on equal distances in our relations with all parties in Iraq....and we seek to develop these relations." He described relations with the Palestinian Authority as excellent and reiterated Jordan's supports to the Palestinian people's options. Bakhit hoped that Syria would not be a target because "targeting Syria will endanger the entire region, he said ."

Bakheit Meets US Senator
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/26
Prime Minister Marouf Bakheit on Monday hailed, during a meeting with Chairman of the Judicial Committee at the US Congress Senator Arlen Specter, the bilateral ties, expressing Jordan keenness to develop these ties in all domains. ...Senator Specter hailed the wisdom of His Majesty King Abdullah II and his exerted efforts to restore peace in the Middle East.

Yossi Beilin Says Meretz Will Join Sharon-Led Coalition
Arutz Sheva 2005/12/26
Yossi Beilin, who heads the Meretz-Yahad party, said he would join a Sharon-led coalition government after the March elections, because the next term is critical for “partitioning the country.” ...

King Congratulates Christian Community
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/25
...conveyed regards of His Majesty King Abdullah II, stressing that values of love and coexistence should prevail amongst religions and humanity. '' Our religion calls for respecting other monotheistic religions,'' Turk added. On the other hand, heads of the Christian communities in Jordan expressed deep thanks and appreciation for His Majesty King Abdullah II over this gesture, which reflects brotherhood between Muslims and Christians in the Kingdom. ...
Daniel 7:8, Revelation 13:5 …And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things…

Building Spiritual Capital
CLAL - The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership 2005/12/24
...In a moving address entitled “Islam and Judaism: Beyond Tolerance,” His Majesty King Abdullah emphasized how Jews and Muslims are tied together and their shared roots.  He warned about the common threat of religious extremism and underlined the importance of mutual respect and cooperation.  Noting that we must move beyond the language of mere tolerance toward true acceptance, he expressed great hope for the two faith traditions to work together in a mission towards peace, justice and reconciliation. ...
Daniel 7:8, Revelation 13:5 …And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things…

Arab nationalism will surely make a comeback in Iraq
Daily Star 2005/12/23
The history of Iraqi politics was and still is a history of struggle between advocates of Arab nationalism and advocates of Iraqi nationalism. can fairly conclude that despite the strong boost and prominence the U.S. occupation gave to Iraqi nationalists, the regional reality and the failure of the American adventure, and of those Iraqis who supported it, in creating a new democratic, stable and flourishing Iraq will play into the hands of the Arab nationalists yet again. In fact, this failure is being successfully exploited by Arab nationalists to prove that the U.S. has no interest whatsoever in creating a new Iraq or solving any of its problems, and that the only way to get out of the enormous problems created by the occupation is with the help of other Arab countries. ...
I say again, ...enter Jordan!?  Who better to help out Iraq than King Abdullah II of Jordan, who has been training their troops, as well as providing many other helpful gestures.  But let's watch and see how this plays out.

Iran accused of rigging Iraqi general election
DEBKAfile 2005/12/23
Thousands of Sunni secular Shiite and Kurdish protesters took to the streets of Iraq Friday, Dec. 23, over what they called “the biggest election fraud in Middle East history.” ...

Lebanese Druze leader urges Arab League chief to intervene with Syria to stop murders in Lebanon.
Middle East Online 2005/12/23
Lebanese Druze leader and anti-Syrian MP Walid Jumblatt has accused Syria of "terrorising" Arab countries and urged Arab League chief Amr Mussa to intervene with Damascus.   "Amr Mussa must go to Damascus to stop the murders in Lebanon," Jumblatt told the private Lebanese satellite channel LBCI ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

True size of Pool of Siloam discovered due to sewer blockage
Haaretz 2005/12/23
If the central sewage line for Jerusalem's Old City, which runs down the slope of the village of Silwan, had not gotten blocked a year ago, it would probably have been many years before we would have discovered the real dimensions of the historic Pool of Siloam from the Second Temple Period. ...

Cheney and the 40 thieves plotting coup in Iraq 2005/12/22
...Without informing the Iraqi president or prime minister, U.S. forces immediately transferred the 30 Baathists to Amman, Jordan on a private plane. ...Cheney’s suspicious visit to Iraq...indicates that the United States is planning a plot to prevent the formation of a national government in Iraq that is elected by the vote of the majority of the Iraqi nation. ...The U.S. wants to stage a coup before withdrawing from Iraq in order to establish a secular government with Arab nationalist tendencies led by Allawi that would oppose the Islamic Republic of Iran. ...
The above is Iranian opinion, but I say, ...enter Jordan!?  And who better to do that than King Abdullah II of Jordan now that he's on the warpath against radical Islam?  But let's watch and see how this plays out.

Remarks by His Majesty King Abdullah II - Athens-Amman Municipality Agreement
Jordan Embassy Washington, DC 2005/12/21
The complete text of the speech
Daniel 7:8, Revelation 13:5 …And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things…

King receives Golden Medal of Athens
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/21
...King Abdullah II has commended the special friendship and unique historical bonds between the people of Greece and Jordan noting that the agreements the two countries have concluded on Wednesday would "bring us closer together in the years ahead." In his remarks at Athens Municipality and upon receiving the Golden Medal of Athens in presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and the accompanying delegation, the King affirmed that "most of humanity's knowledge, culture, heritage, and even faith come from us together, the Levant and Greece." " For more than six thousand years, the ideas, knowledge's and values of our two regions and people have shaped the entire world, and continued to do so in almost every day," said the King. "Our two countries ...continue to be the guardians of the best of the world's heritage and one way we do this, together, is by protecting the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the oldest church in the world, and the Church of the Holy Land," King Abdullah added stressing, in the meantime, the importance of maintaining a respectful dialogue between Islam and Christianity, the two largest religions in the world that both "teach belief in and devotion to, One God and love for our fellow human beings." His Majesty went on to say" these teachings are at the heart of Jordan's commitment to peace, tolerance, and justice," and they are also at the heart of Jordan's traditional Islamic Reaffirmation." " Reaffirming traditional Islam consolidate middle ground of our religion, to which more than 1.2 billion people belong," King Abdullah said. ...
Daniel 7:8, Revelation 13:5 …And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things…

King, Queen Arrive in Athens
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/21
...His Majesty will hold talks with the Greek President Karlos Papoulias and the Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis on bilateral ties and ways of promoting them, particularly in the trade and economic fields. ...
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Another Useless U.N. Conference
FrontPageMag 2005/12/21
...Unfortunately, the conference suggested that the United Nations will do nothing to stop murder or desecration of holy sites in the name of religion—for it seems that no one is willing to confront Muslim denial that fanatics use Islam to incite religious hatred and destruction--much less stop the fanatics. ...

Iraq 1918-2006 R.I.P.
Monday Morning 2005/12/21
After so many fake “turning points” in Iraq, at last a genuine one: the election on December 15 really settled something. Unfortunately, what it will do is confirm that the unitary Iraqi state which has existed since 1918 is nearing its end, to be replaced by God knows what. ...
I say, ...enter Jordan!?, but let's watch and see how this plays out.

Jordan and Romania boost economic ties with new joint ventures
MENAfn 2005/12/21
AMMAN — Jordan and Romania on Tuesday signed six agreements to establish joint ventures in the Kingdom, paving the way for increased economic cooperation between the two countries. ...
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Iraq's election result: a divided nation
Independent Online 2005/12/21
...The break-up of Iraq has been brought closer by the election. The great majority of people who went to the polls voted as Shia, Sunni or Kurds - and not as Iraqis. The forces pulling Iraq apart are stronger than those holding it together. The election, billed by Mr Bush and Mr Blair as the birth of a new Iraqi state may in fact prove to be its funeral.
Submitted by Bob Anderson

IRAQ WRAPUP 2-Honeymoon over as Sunnis cry foul over Iraq vote
Reuters 2005/12/20
Iraq's rebellious Sunni Arab minority cried foul on Tuesday over results of last week's election, angry at signs Shi'ite Islamists will remain dominant and possibly retain an absolute majority in parliament.  ..."We demand that this election be annulled," hardline Sunni leader Saleh al-Mutlak told a news conference, calling on the United Nations, European Union and United States to step in.   He warned of "civil war" if Shi'ite Islamist parties gained a monopoly on power and said he had proof of major ballot rigging; U.N. and U.S. officials have said the voting appeared largely fair despite irregularities affecting all parties. ...

New Jordan Cabinet Wins Vote of Confidence
Guardian Unlimited 2005/12/20
...The vote was necessary to install the Cabinet as it was appointed by Abdullah, who wields absolute power under the constitution, including appointing prime ministers, dissolving parliament and ruling by decree. ...

Jordan king picks new spy chief to fight militants
Reuters 2005/12/20
Jordan's King Abdullah appointed on Tuesday a new head of the country's powerful spy agency in a move to boost its capability to counter the growing threat of al-Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ..."This move has more to do with putting at the helm the most qualified and competent men to handle the greater challenges posed by al-Qaeda and Zarqawi," a security source told Reuters. ...

Jordan on war footing against Muslim extremists
Middle East Times 2005/12/20
AMMAN --  Jordan has gone on a war footing against Muslim extremists, determined to bolster the moderate face of Islam ...launching an "all-out war against extremist groups and their ideologies". "The government's priority is to adopt a new anti-terrorist law to launch a preemptive war against terrorism," ...One of the focal points of the strategy is the determination to fight Muslim extremists who, against all rules, are declaring as apostates Muslims who refuse to join them ...Apostasy is punishable by death under Islamic law. ...The Jordanian monarch told a UN summit in September that "zero tolerance" should be imposed for those who promote Muslim extremism. "Jordan wants true, moderate, traditional Islam to replace fundamentalist, radical and militant Islam, everywhere in the world, for every single Muslim," he said.
..."We must introduce the culture of tolerance in school curricula. We must change mentalities." Bakhit also pledged to push for democratic reforms across Jordan. "Reforms are no longer a choice but a necessity...
You can be certain that sooner rather than later the King will ask the same of the rest of the religious and secular world.

Syria to cooperate with new Hariri probe
Reuters 2005/12/20
Syria's foreign minister said on Tuesday that witnesses misled an investigation into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri but that Damascus would cooperate with the new head of the inquiry.   Belgian prosecutor Serge Brammertz is expected to take over as head of the U.N. inquiry from German Detlev Mehlis, who directly blamed the "Syrian authorities" for Hariri's murder in remarks published on Saturday. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Political stability supports Jordan in Middle East business
Bucharest Daily News 2005/12/20
Jordan's foreign trade policy is based on the norms of economic openness and integration into the rapidly globalizing world economy. Jordan has made giant strides on the path of economic and trade liberalization in addition to reinforcing mechanisms and the functioning of a market-oriented economy that is built on individual initiatives and an active role of the private sector in managing economic activities. Today, Jordan is at the forefront of the Middle Eastern liberal economies which have gained wide respect and recognition for their reforms and economic endeavors. ...
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Saddam's scientists freed as US house of cards starts to tumble
TimesOnline 2005/12/20
“A decision has been taken not to allow them in,” said one source. “We have instructed all our points of entry not to let them in. We cannot secure their safety, and Jordan is not a dumping ground.” ...

President Basescu's visit to Jordan focuses on trade links
Bucharest Daily News 2005/12/20
During the first day of the official visit, the members of the delegations signed several agreements on bilateral relations. ...
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

King Abdullah II: "No country is immune to terrorism"
Bucharest Daily News 2005/12/20
Persons with different religious beliefs became their victims. Each of us, no matter what our religion is, must pay the price for not sharing their values.   For this reason, we have launched a campaign called "Amman's Message", which explains the real values and principles of Islam and rejects violence, allowing no discrimination. ...

Spotlight on a royal couple: Abdullah and Rania of the Hashemites
Bucharest Daily News 2005/12/20
...Abdullah moved quickly to reaffirm Jordan's peace treaty with Israel and its relations with the U.S. and during his first year in power, Abdullah refocused the government's agenda on economic reform. 34 years old, Rania is considered to be the world's youngest and most beautiful queen, who managed to garner increasing international acclaim for her modern approach to presiding over a traditional Arab nation. ...

KADDB Supports Jordan University Students’ Innovation & Creativity
AG-IP-News 2005/12/19
...At the same time, “we try to come up with products out of these projects that might be commercialized in the future. “We work in a triangle here, (KADDB), the universities and the factories where the projects are materialized. This way we try to bridge the gap between us and the industry sector in the country.” ...

Mehlis certain Syria behind Hariri assassination
Expatica 2005/12/19
...Asked by the Pan-Arab daily, "Do you believe unequivocally that Syria was behind Hariri's assassination?" Mehlis responded, "Yes." ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

adnkronosinternational 2005/12/19
Jordan's state security court has issued a third death sentence in absentia to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. He is accused of planning a failed attack on the Al-Karama pass, along the border between Iraq and Jordan, last year. ...The Jordanian militant has a 25 million dollar US bounty on his head. ...

Jordan's role in Iraq is modest, but positive
Daily Star 2005/12/19
...Amman has a major stake in the future stability and territorial integrity of Iraq and in the success of U.S. actions there. In terms of core objectives - a stable, free and unified Iraq that does not threaten its neighbors, an Iraq free from Islamist terror groups, and an Iraq that maintains a free market and safeguards Sunni rights - the U.S. and Jordan are in agreement. ...

Jordanian King Abdullah II meets with the European Jewish Congress
U.S. Newswire 2005/12/19
European Jewish Congress President Pierre Besnainou on Sunday, December 18th met with King Abdullah II of Jordan at the Royal Hashemite Court in Amman.   During their meeting, King Abdullah II shared with his guests his vision of the Middle East, particularly the necessity to establish an open dialogue between Jews, Christians and Muslims, a vital step towards peace in the region. ...

KADDB signs agreement with GJU -Jordan
MENAfn 2005/12/18
The King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) on Thursday signed a mutual cooperation agreement with the German Jordanian University (GJU). The agreement covers areas of applied scientific research, training and information exchange. ...

Jordan forces sweep for militants
Reuters 2005/12/18
Hundreds of Jordanian security forces conducted a manhunt on Sunday for suspected Islamist militants in the second city of Irbid after a tip-off about a possible car bomb, officials and witnesses said. ...

UN extends Hariri probe, slams recalcitrant Syria
Taipei Times 2005/12/17
The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to prolong by six months the UN investigation of the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, and it cited Syria for not providing the inquiry "full and unconditional cooperation." ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Iran, Syria stand-off with West focus of Gulf summit
Reuters 2005/12/17
Leaders of six pro-U.S. Gulf Arab states meet on Sunday to discuss Iran's nuclear ambitions and a U.N.-Syria stand-off, concerned that an escalation of these disputes could rock a region already suffering from instability in Iraq.   "There is concern that Iran's nuclear programme could be weaponised. At the end of the day they (Iranians) are building a nuclear reactor across the Gulf," one Gulf official said.   "There is also concern that if there is any military action (on Iran), Iran might retaliate and attack pro-U.S. allies in the Gulf," he said ahead of the two-day annual meeting held in the United Arab Emirates' capital Abu Dhabi. ...

Allawi group says fraud in Iraq elections
United Press International 2005/12/17
...Mehdi al-Hafeth of the National Iraqi list criticized competing blocs, which he did not name, for having prematurely announced initial victory during last week's parliamentary elections, "while the truth is contrary to these claims."   In a news conference in Baghdad, he accused a certain "competitor" of using violence and threats against voters during the polling, especially in the predominantly Shiite south, which he insisted had "left negative effects on the entire election process." ...

Shalom praises US House of Rep. for anti-Hamas decision
Jerusalem Post 2005/12/17
"The participation of Hamas in the elections can put us back 50 years," Shalom told Israel Radio. "Today is the time to make the difficult decision, the strategic decision, to dismantle the terror infrastructure, to go to elections with the intent of afterward going to peace with Israel."   A large majority of 397 members of the House supported the resolution and only 17 opposed it. Supporters came from both parties.   House Resolution 575, calls on the Palestinian Authority to set criteria for the participation of Hamas and other terrorist groups in the elections for the Palestinian parliament and warns the PA of possible repercussions if it does not make sure Hamas obeys to these conditions before the elections. ...

Mehlis convinced Syria behind Hariri hit
Jerusalem Post 2005/12/17
...Detlev Mehlis noted that in his opinion, a connection exists between the recent political assassinations in Lebanon and the attack against Hariri. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

King Abdullah II, Bush discuss Iraq and Mideast
Jerusalem Post 2005/12/16
Jordan's King Abdullah II and US President George W. Bush discussed Iraq and other Mideast issues in a telephone call Friday ...

In Iran, Arming for Armageddon
Washington Post 2005/12/16
Lest you get carried away with today's good news from Iraq, consider what's happening next door in Iran. The wild pronouncements of the new Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have gotten sporadic press ever since he called for Israel to be wiped off the map. He subsequently amended himself to say that Israel should simply be extirpated from the Middle East map and moved to some German or Austrian province. Perhaps near the site of an old extermination camp? ...

Iraq's not-so-good neighbor
Townhall 2005/12/16
...After his speech to the U.N. in September, Ahmadinejad was caught on videotape telling a cleric that during the speech an aura, a halo, appeared around his head right on the podium of the General Assembly. ``I felt the atmosphere suddenly change. And for those 27 or 28 minutes, the leaders of the world did not blink. ... It Mehlis convinced Syria behind Hariri hitseemed as if a hand was holding them there, and it opened their eyes to receive the message from the Islamic Republic.''    Negotiations to deny this certifiable lunatic genocidal weapons have been going nowhere. ...
Submitted by Les Marsyla

Thailand, Jordan expand economic ties 2005/12/16
BANGKOK, Dec 15 (TNA) - Thailand and Jordan have resolved to expand bilateral trade, promote economic and educational cooperation and develop mutual security-related cooperation. ...Jordan is considered a gateway to the Middle East export market for Thailand's agricultural and industrial products, such as auto spare parts.
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

CIA Director Porter Goss: Iran Has Nukes
Northeast Intelligence Network 2005/12/15
...Goss allegedly asked for Turkish support for the Bush administration's policies on Iran's nuclear activities, telling Turkish officials that Iran has nuclear weapons, a situation that created a huge threat to Turkey and other countries in the region. ...

King Congratulates President of Kazakhstan
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/15
...King Abdullah II sent a cable to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev congratulating him in his name ...
John 5:43 "I am come in my Father's name (HASHEM), and ye receive me not: if another shall come "in his own name" (HASHEMITE), him ye will receive.

King Congratulates King of Bhutan
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/15
...King Abdullah II sent a cable to King of Bhutan Jigme Singye Wangchuk congratulating him in his name ...
John 5:43 "I am come in my Father's name (HASHEM), and ye receive me not: if another shall come "in his own name" (HASHEMITE), him ye will receive.

King Congratulates King of Bahrain
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/15
...King Abdullah II sent a cable to King of Bahrain Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa congratulating him in his name ...
John 5:43 "I am come in my Father's name (HASHEM), and ye receive me not: if another shall come "in his own name" (HASHEMITE), him ye will receive.

King Returns Home
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/15
King Abdullah II returned home on Thursday concluding an Asian working tour that included Japan, China and Thailand. During his meetings with leaders of the three countries, the King discussed means to develop bilateral ties. latest developments of the peace process, the situation in Iraq, as well as Jordan's efforts to clarify the true image of Islam. ...
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

King Abdullah the 2nd addressed that the religion of Islam condemns aggression against innocents of any country or belief. He said the Muslims defy terror and reject extremism, and live in tolerance and peace. Thus, extremists do not represent Islam or the Muslim community, and the Muslims are commanded to seek peace at every turn.   The Jordanian King stated that healing will come by recognizing what people hold in common and building upon the shared commitment to peace and justice. People of different faiths can then work together and go forward together, to create peace and prosperity.
Daniel 7:8, Revelation 13:5 …And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things…

Saddam's WMD Moved to Syria, An Israeli Says
The New York Sun 2005/12/15
...Israeli officer, Lieutenant General Moshe Yaalon, asserted that Saddam spirited his chemical weapons out of the country on the eve of the war. "He transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria," ...General Yaalon's comment could increase pressure on the Syrian government that is already mounting from Washington and the United Nations. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Alcohol ban fuels fear of Muslim rule in Turkey
Scotsman 2005/12/15
...Mr Erdogan insists he has shed his Islamic activist past and that his party, while conservative, respects Turkey's secular principles. But many suspect Justice and Development is secretly implementing an Islamic vision.   "Let's not be fooled," Tufan Turenc, a political commentator, wrote in the mass-circulation newspaper Hurriyet. "[Mr Erdogan's party] is slowly wrapping the Islamic blanket around us." ...

Secret US Diplomacy Brings Hoped-for Sunni Turnout
DEBKAfile 2005/12/14
...Wednesday, in certain Sunni-dominated voting districts, local Sunni tribal militias linked to al Qaeda undertook to secure the polling stations instead of Iraqi police and soldiers. This too is thought to have been generated by the pre-election understandings forged between the US and certain Sunni leaders.   If these understandings yield the two goals of vaulting Iraq’s Sunni Arab community into mainstream national politics and power-sharing, and driving wedge between guerrilla groups and al Qaeda, Iraq’s general election may be counted a modest success.

Wall project approved 2005/12/14
...Israel plans to develop the Western Wall.   The Cabinet approved plans on Sunday to make Judaism’s most important prayer site, and its adjoining plaza, more accessible to worshipers and tourists. ...

Cabinet to approve Western Wall renovation
yNet News 2005/12/14
The government is set to approve a multi-year plan developed by the Prime Minister's Office to renovate the Western Wall complex, Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.   The plan is valued at approximately NIS 68 million (USD 14.7 million).   As part of the development, the complex will undergo a series of renovations and a number of projects will be established, including a modern visitors' center, a new police station, information center and new entrance to the site. ...
Is it any wonder why the Palestinians now, all of a sudden, want the Western Wall too? (See article below)

The Arabs play 'bakshish' card
WorldNetDaily 2005/12/14
...Last weekend, the Palestinian Authority played its bakshish card in its continuing efforts to raise the stakes in demands on Israel for land concessions. The PA's Office for Religious Affairs claimed the Western Wall – revered by Jews since A.D. 70 as the last structural remnant of the Second Temple.   You've seen the pictures of Jews worshipping at the Western Wall, sometimes called the "Wailing Wall." You've seen the TV video streams of Jews sticking prayers scrawled on tiny pieces of paper into the cracks of the wall. For nearly 2,000 years, it has been considered along with the Temple Mount it supports the only truly holy site for Jews all over the world.   Now, the Arabs say it legitimately belongs to Muslims only. Bakshish. ...

King Meets King of Thailand
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/14
...King Abdullah II on Wednesday met with His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. ...discussed ways of enhancing the bilateral ties in all domains. King Abdullah outlined ...the content of Amman Message, that clarify the tolerant image of Islam. King Abdullah will hold meeting on Thursday with Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on boosting the joint cooperation in the economic, trade and investment relations in addition to the latest political development in the Middle East. ...King Abdullah will receive on Thursday an honorary doctorate in political sciences from the oldest Thai University of Chulalongkorn ...

Jordan promises to fight against Islamic extremism
News From Russia 2005/12/14
Jordan's new prime minister vowed Wednesday to wage a "pre-emptive" war against Islamic extremists, saying his government planned to fight terrorism by reforming religious teaching and granting greater freedom. ...He said the government would also devise a strategy for religious teaching to stress "moderation and tolerance." Muslim clerics would be "retrained and rehabilitated." ...
Religion control at it's finest, and coming from none other than who? ...You guessed it!

Legal Rights and Title of Sovereignty of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel and Palestine under International Law 2005/12/14
The objective of this paper is to set down in a brief, yet clear and precise manner the legal rights and title of sovereignty of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel and Palestine under international law. These rights originated in the global political and legal settlement, conceived during World War I and carried into execution in the post-war years between 1919 and 1923. ...

Jerusalem again takes center stage
Jerusalem Newswire 2005/12/14
Sharon's Labor Party rival Amir Peretz has also gone on record as backing Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem, but made clear last week his primary goal, if elected leader of the nation, will be to conclude a final peace agreement with the “Palestinians” within one year. ...Many in Israel fear that as the “peace” process progresses, a combination of “Palestinian” intransigence, Western disregard for Israel's ancient rights, and a headlong rush by leftist leaders such as Peretz and Sharon to conclude a final peace deal at almost any cost means the division of Jerusalem may not be far off.

Photo in the News: Oldest Known Maya Mural Reveals Royal Tale
National Geographic 2005/12/13
The painted wall dates to 100 B.C. ...The first part of the mural shows the establishment of order to the world. The world is propped up by trees with roots leading to the underworld and branches holding up the sky, Saturno said. Four deities, who are representations of the maize god's son, provide a blood sacrifice and a unique offering before each tree. "The story starts with this deity, who is patron of kings, standing in water. He's running a large spear through his own penis, letting blood. Blood is squirting all over the place," Saturno said. The sacrificial bloodletting is accompanied by the offering of a fish to represent the watery underworld. The second offering is a deer to represent the land, the third a turkey representing the sky, and the fourth is the scent of fragrant blossoms wafting from the flowery east.  The east is the direction of paradise and where the sun is reborn every day, Saturno explained.  Next the mural shows the maize god setting up the tree at the center of the world and crowning himself king.  This section of the story traces the maize god's birth, death, and resurrection, which brings sustenance to the world.  The final scene shows a historic coronation of an actual Maya king.  His name and title are written in hieroglyphics. Taube said the writing style is different than that known from later periods, but is nevertheless sophisticated.  By receiving the crown in the company of the gods, the king in the mural likely claimed the right to rule from the gods themselves—not from parents, as did later kings, Saturno said. ...

ART investment in Jordan rises
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/13
Arab Radio and Television (ART) senior officials Tuesday confirmed the company's rising investment in Jordan in more than one field. The company's investment in Jordan is over US $300 million and will be rising by time in the field of media, IT and banking investment, ART CEO Abdel Aziz Yamani said ..."With their courageous stand, the Jordanian people have affirmed that the terrorist crimes will never weaken Jordan under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II," Kamel told Petra. ...
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Abbas Joins Kadima Party: "Sharon is the best hope for peace" 2005/12/13
...Ariel Sharon said he was glad of support from any quarter. "Platform shmatform," said Sharon. "What difference does ideology make? After this election we will change the system and all that sort of thing won't matter any more." He explained, "Kadima doesn't care about your political views. You can support bombing the Palestinians back to the stone age like Shaul Mofaz, or diplomacy like Peres, or peace moves like Dalia Itzik, or dialog like Gershon Baskin of IPCRI. You can be for social legislation like Meir Shitrit or against it like Uriel Reichman. What difference does it make? As long as you vote for me, it is OK. Provided of course, you are not a police investigator. Those people are not welcome here." ...

King Condoles Nigerian President
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/13
...The King expressed, in his name ...
John 5:43 "I am come in my Father's name (HASHEM), and ye receive me not: if another shall come "in his own name" (HASHEMITE), him ye will receive.

Senior PA Chief Says: ‘No Jerusalem, No Peace’
Arutz Sheva 2005/12/13
"No Jerusalem, no peace,” declared Ahmed Quriea at a special cabinet meeting of the Palestinian Authority’s government on Monday    Quriea, also known by the name he used as a PLO terrorist, Abu Ala, serves as the PA’s prime minister.   Quriea promised that the Palestinian Authority would never give up its demand for sovereignty over Jerusalem and goal of making it the capital of a Palestinian state. That goal, he said, has become the PA’s primary consideration for peace with Israel. ...

Jordanian King Concludes China Visit
CRI Online 2005/12/13
King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan left Beijing Tuesday morning, concluding a four-day China visit.  During his stay in Beijing, Chinese President Hu Jintao held talks with Abdullah II on promoting Sino-Jordanian relations and exchanged views on major international and regional issues.  After talks, the two heads of states witnessed the signing of the cooperative documents on economic cooperation. ...
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Lebanon Bomb Kills Lawmaker, A Syria Foe 2005/12/13
...“This tragic assassination is today the latest in a vicious campaign against Lebanese citizens, journalists, political leaders and their right to freedom of expression,” the U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, said in a statement. The assassination of Tueni occurred just hours before the German prosecutor leading the U.N. investigation into Hariri's killing presented Security Council members with an update on his findings, which continue to point at Syria and its security institutions as being behind the assassination. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Jerusalem patriarch calls for removal of Israeli wall
Catholic World News 2005/12/13
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, has called for the removal of the separation barrier being constructed between the West Bank and Israel. ...
Ezekiel 38:11 And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,

King Meets Head and Members of Chinese Islamic Society
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/12
...King Abdullah II ...said that the challenges that face Muslims urge them to continue and build stronger relations with each others in a way that would help in enhancing the image of Islam as a religion of peace, tolerance and balance. King Abdullah added ...that his belonging to Al Al-Bait urges him to lead the process of clarifying the image of Islam from evil acts attached to it. The King outlined ...steps taken by Jordan to achieve this goal, starting from Amman Message, and the International Islamic Conference, noting that the conference was a new start for the nation. ...Sheikh Imam Hilal Addine expressed appreciation for contributions of His Majesty the King to clarify the true image of Islam, stressing the importance of solidarity among the Islamic nations.

Prime Minister meets delegation representing Israeli Arabs
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/12
...Bakhit outlined His Majesty King Abdullah II's efforts to support Palestinian brothers in their drive to regain their legitimate rights at the forefront of which is the establishment of the independent Palestinian state and ending Israeli occupation. He also talked about the King's diligent efforts to resume peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis and to keep the peace process going. Members of the delegation ...highly appreciated King Abdullah's initiatives to assist people from Israeli Arabs perform pilgrimage and Omrah to the holy places in Saudi Arabia and to offer scholarships for Palestinian students from Israeli to study at Jordanian universities. ...
Daniel 11:23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

Lebanon pro-Syria ministers suspend government role
Reuters 2005/12/12
Five pro-Syrian Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim ministers and an ally of the president said on Monday they were suspending participation in the cabinet after it voted to call for a U.N. inquiry into a series of political killings. ..."This is not a resignation from the government but a suspension of membership in the cabinet while awaiting a decision from our political leadership," Hizbollah Energy Minister Mohammed Fneish told reporters.   "We object to the principle of internationalising all Lebanese files ... and abandoning (Lebanon's) sovereignty," he added.   The government called on the United Nations to form a tribunal of an "international character" to try suspects in the Feb. 14 killing of ex-Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri. It also asked the council to investigate all attacks in Lebanon over the past 14 months.
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Jordan armed forces expect further co-op with PLA
Xinhua 2005/12/12

Liang Guanglie, chief of General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), made the remarks when holding talks with Khalid Sarayreh, chairman of Joint Chief of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, who is accompanying Jordanian King Abdullah II on a visit to China from Dec. 10 to 13. ...Sarayreh said, noting that the Jordanian armed forces are ready to work with the Chinese side to further enhance exchanges and cooperation in various fields, in an effort to push forward the relations between the two countries and two armed forces.

A NOTORIOUS al-Qaeda killer dubbed "The Butcher" has been captured in Iraq.   Amir Khalif, 30, was cornered by a rampaging mob in Ramadi, one of Iraq's most violent towns.   The vigilante gang began beating him up before he was eventually handed over to a passing patrol of US Marines. ...

Assad threatened the world as Mehlis submitted his final report on the Hariri assassination to Kof Annan on Dec. 11. He can no longer count on Russian veto against UN sanctions or Saudi support
DEBKAfile 2005/12/11
In a special interview to the Russian TV station Rossiya, the Syrian president declared the Middle East and the whole world would suffer if Syria were subjected to UN sanctions. The next day, An Nahar publisher and lawmaker Gebran Tueni was murdered by a powerful car bomb in Beirut.   DEBKAfile reports from its exclusive sources disclose that the US and France have jointly prepared the following plan of action to be pursued at the United Nations ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

New Hariri report 'blames Syria'
BBC News 2005/12/11
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has received the second report into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.   The report is said to detail Syria's alleged role in the murder.   It comes days after United Nations investigator Detlev Mehlis's team questioned five Syrian officials. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

JORDAN: Iraqi expats urged to vote in elections
Reuters 2005/12/11
...An IECI campaign, in collaboration with the Jordanian authorities, has placed hundreds of billboards all over the capital, Amman, urging Iraqis to exercise their right to vote and listing the documentation required to cast ballots. ...

Tejari CEO invites Middle East governments to transform into knowledge-based economy
Al Bawaba 2005/12/11
...Speaking at the 2nd Jordan Economic Forum (JEF), which took place in Amman, under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Hussein last week, Tejari CEO Omar Hijazi showcased the business benefits that have been derived by Tejari Jordan’s trading partners in the Hashemite Kingdom.   Over the past year, Tejari Jordan has doubled in size, with more than 150 new companies across various industries, from banking and telecoms to logistics and construction ...

Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Acer aims for continued growth in Jordan
ITP Technology 2005/12/11
...“His Majesty King Abdullah II has demonstrated time and time again his commitment to make Jordan an IT leader in the region,” said Philip Ashkar, sales and marketing director at Acer Middle East. “Acer strongly supports these initiatives, and looks forward to working even more closely with the Jordanian government to extend the use of world-class technology in the region.” ...
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Patriarch marches against Israeli barrier
UPI 2005/12/11
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, joined a march Sunday in the West Bank against the Israeli separation barrier.   After conducting Sunday mass in a church in the village of Aboud north of the West Bank town of Ramallah, Sabbah joined Palestinian leaders and activists in the demonstration.   The Patriarch urged Christians and Muslims to continue confronting the separation barrier that Israel has been erecting on Palestinian territories. ...

Uneasy Lies the Throne of Eastern Palestine, aka Jordan
The 2005/12/10
...Times have changed and Abdullah and Rania should get their swim suits out….The writing is on the wall…
An interesting view of the Hashemite Monarchy of Jordan, but prophecy, I believe, concludes differently.

Hamas chief abroad says calm with Israel is over
Al Bawaba 2005/12/9
Hamas chief Khaled Mishaal said on Friday a nine-month calm with Israel will soon be over.  "There is no room for truce. I say to our brothers in the (Palestinian) Authority that we are witnessing political stagnation...," Mishaal told a rally in the Syrian capital Damascus, according to Reuters. "I say it loudly, we will not enter a new truce and our people are preparing for a new round of conflict." ...

King Meets Japanese Private and Economic Bodies
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/9
The King ...highlighted the attractive Jordanian investment climate, noting to the Free Trade Agreement between Jordan and the USA and the partnership agreement with the European Union. For his part, head of ABM in Japan expressed appreciation to King Abdullah's efforts to pave the way for development and prosperity in Jordan. He also pointed that the Free Trade Agreement between Jordan and the USA attracts Japanese investments into the Kingdom, pointing to stability and security in Jordan. ...
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Jordan Offers Secondhand F-5 Fighter Planes to Indonesia
Tempo Interactive 2005/12/9
...The F-5 fighter planes are being offered to Indonesia because Jordan is currently updating their armaments. ...

King Stresses the importance of peace process continuation following pullout from Gaza
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/9
...King Abdullah II stressed the importance of continuing the peace process following the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza as well creating a better economic and social life for Palestinians. ...
Daniel 11:23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

Jordanian King hails Japan's efforts in Middle East peace process
Kuwait News Agency 2005/12/8
Visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II praised on Thursday Japan's efforts in advancing peace in the Middle East saying Japan has been recognized as an honest and balanced player in the process of bringing peace to the region.   "Japan's assistance toward Palestine has been very much effective," the King was quoted as telling Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi ...

Politicians, Diplomats Hail King Abdullah II Speech
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/8
Politicians and diplomats participating in the Islamic Summit, which was concluded in Makka on Thursday, hailed the address of His Majesty King Abdullah II to the Summit. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari highly valued the King's speech. '' We, as Iraqis, highly valued the King's speech,'' he said ...
Daniel 7:8, Revelation 13:5 …And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things…

adnkronosInternational 2005/12/8
Syrian sources have confirmed that the Iraqi government has decided to close the border between the two countries until further notice. They stressed that it is a "lasting" decision and clarified that the measure will apply to the entry points for those travelling from Syria to Iraq, and not from Iraq to Syria ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

King Arrives In Tokyo
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/8
...The King will also meet representatives of various governmental agencies such as the Japanese Agency for International Cooperation (JICA), Japanese External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation. In order to enhance bilateral relations between the peoples, the King will meet with representatives and leaders of the Japan-Jordan Parliamentary League and Japan-Jordan Friendship Association. He will also meet members of Keizai-Doyukai, Japan association for Corporate Executives.
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

We Can’t Expect Others to Solve Our Problems, Says OIC Chief
Arab News 2005/12/8
...He urged OIC states to develop a culture of solidarity by mobilizing their political, economic and cultural resources. “We need solidarity in action whereby we unite our resources and energies through concrete action. This solidarity must be operational at the government and NGO levels so that it will have political clout as well as public support,” ...
Sounds like they're mustering up steam to give their power and strength unto the beast.
Revelation 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

The Frightening Face of Middle East Democracy 2005/12/8
...the Muslim Brotherhood, “an illegal organization with a violent past,” won 88 seats in recent parliamentary elections, when candidates from the officially banned Islamic group were permitted to run as independents. ...The Brotherhood’s political platform calls for “supporting the national resistance in all occupied Arab lands, in Palestine, Golan and Iraq, with all possible means.” ...

Toward an open, shared Jerusalem
Haaretz 2005/12/8
...As Christians, we believe that Jesus still calls us to higher ground: a "feast of inclusion" and a "new Jerusalem" where all are welcomed, all are equal and all are equally valued. We hold fast to our vision where someday, Christians, Muslims and Jews, Israelis and Palestinians - all people - will be able to freely celebrate our diverse, but equally sacred feasts. We pray for a religious awakening of justice and reconciliation that puts an end to occupation and oppression, suicide bombings and drive-by shootings, terrorism and counter-terrorism, targeted assassinations and incursions.   The Book of Revelation (Chap. 22-23) shares a vision of the river of life running through the Holy City, and on the banks of that river is the Tree of Life, whose leaves are medicine for the healing of the nations. I was reminded of this during every worship service for 18 years as pastor in the Lutheran Church in Ramallah, where I gazed at this hopeful vision in the stained-glass windows there. May this inclusive vision embrace us all.
It's obvious that the writer of this article seems to skip by the many other chapters in Revelation that occur prior to the 'new Jerusalem' or 'river of life', like so many others do as well.

In Discussing Jerusalem, History Matters
Intellectual Conservative 2005/12/8
...Any division of the city, even a solely administrative one, is likely to exacerbate tensions among the population and undercut the progress that has been made in so many spheres. Likewise, cantonization would unnaturally divide Jerusalem into enclaves spread throughout the city. The reality is that neighborhoods are not uniformly linked to form exclusively "Jewish" and "Arab" areas. Attempting to combine separate neighborhoods into different municipal units would unravel the social fabric which has been woven in Jerusalem, not to mention lower the quality of municipal services provided to city residents. Similarly, the infrastructure simply does not exist to enable multiple governments to serve residents adequately, in a patchwork of separate cantons located in different sections of the city. ...

Analysis: Saudi king seeks leading role
United Press International 2005/12/8
Saudi Arabia's new king, Abdullah, is vying for a leading role in the Arab world, hoping to steer Arabs and Muslims out of troubled waters, away from terrorism and to eradicate misconceptions within Islam. ..."King Abdullah realizes that at no other time in history has the Islamic world been so leaderless," Nawaf Obaid, a Saudi security adviser told UPI. ...
Oh please!!!  Is it possible there's a trace of jealousy of King Abdullah II of Jordan and the adulation he has been receiving over his well established leadership agenda of peace and anti-terror?

Analysis: Saudi king offers solutions
United Press International 2005/12/8
...(Saudi Arabia's) Abdullah proposes "a zero-tolerance" policy toward the purveyors of hate, and in its place, urges an open and respectful dialogue among the faiths and civilizations if the world.    -- The eradication of all forms of terrorism: Global terrorism represents one of the greatest threats to both the Muslim and non-Muslim nations alike. Building on the kingdom's success in its war on terror, the king would like to see the sharing of intelligence and expertise across the Islamic world to fight radical politicized Islam. King Abdullah believes that by working together the "scourge" of terrorism can be eradicated.    -- And finally the king wants stronger counter Islamophobia measures in non-Muslim countries: Many Muslims have been the target of ethnic hate since the horrific terrorist attacks in New York and the Pentagon. The king has set as a priority implementation of policies to address this concern,    The Saudi king believes "a vast majority of Muslim countries today face political, economic and social underdevelopment that has evolved into a major crisis." The king is concerned by the "diminishing position of Muslims in the international arena." He made reference to the incapacity of Arabs and Muslims to prevent the invasion of Iraq war and their inability to influence peace in the aftermath of the invasion.    Calling for unity among Muslims, Abdullah lashed out at al-Qaida terrorists for "unleashing evil and corruption on Earth" and urged Islamic leaders meeting in Mecca to fight terrorism jointly. ...
Now even the Saudi's are parroting what Jordan's King Abdullah II has been saying all along.  What's that tell you?  Apparently he's winning them over.

KADDB to acquire aerial scanning aircraft - Jordan
MENAfn 2005/12/8
AMMAN — The King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) will purchase and operate an Apache aircraft to perform detailed vertical aerial scans, for the purposes of mapping and the periodic production of geographical information systems. ...

Moderation and tolerance urged at OIC summit: Stress on combating extremism 2005/12/8
MAKKAH, Dec 7: Leaders of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) opened a two-day extraordinary summit on Wednesday with a Saudi call for moderation and tolerance and a rejection of extremist violence. “Islamic unity would not be reached through bloodshed as claimed by the deviants,” Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz said at the inauguration of the summit. ...

King Abdullah: We should Agree on Who is Muslim and on Condition of Ifta
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/7
...In spite of our conviction of the importance and vitality of the subjects and topics listed on the working agenda of this summit, and the draft of the ten-year programme for action for the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, we still reaffirm anew, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, that the subject that should have priority over all these subjects is the consensus among us as Muslims on who is a Muslim and on the conditions of Ifta. The absence of consensus on these two issues has led to divisions and differences, accusations of apostasy (takfir) and internecine fighting. It is not plausible for us to talk about cooperation and complementarity among Muslims or about uniting our ranks and stances in facing the challenges of our age or our relations with other nations and peoples, before we agree among ourselves that an adherent to any madhab is a Muslim, and on the conditions of ifta which regulates relations among us and unifies our stances towards the issues and challenges of this age. ..."
contributed by Jody
Daniel 7:8, Revelation 13:5 …And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things…

Will the Muslim world win the war with terrorism?
Russian News & Information Agency 2005/12/7
...An important point to keep in mind is that terrorist attacks, wherever they are committed - in Israel, Arab countries, Europe, the U.S.A. or Russia - are criminal acts to an equal degree. Without this, all talk about counterterrorism will be pointless. And so will be discussions in the OIC on improving a negative image of Islam which has been damaged by terrorism. Assurances that the Muslims oppose terror cannot satisfy the world today. It is hard to believe the sincerity of these statements when Muslims in one part of the world censure terrorist acts, whereas in another part they keep silent about the death of innocent people. Muslims may lay responsibility for what is happening on Israel or the U.S.A. However, they can make a much more effective move - condemn terrorist attacks against the Americans and the Israelis. Then no one will dare to criticize the Muslims.

Lebanon vows full probe over mass graves
Middle East Times 2005/12/7
...The remains of the 30 people were exhumed on Saturday and Sunday from two mass graves near the village of Anjar, three kilometers (two miles) from the Syria border.   The Syrian army had its intelligence headquarters and a prison there during its nearly three-decade military presence of its smaller neighbor, which ended in April.   Attorney General Said Mirza said that among the remains "were those of women and children" ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Saddam refuses to attend court hearing
The Washington Times (UPI) 2005/12/7
The trial of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein resumed Wednesday despite his absence in protest against what he called an illegitimate court. ...Judge Razkar Mohammed Amin, said the trial can continue despite the defendant's absence in line with article 58 of the criminal code.
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Syria goes on offensive in Hariri probe
The Washington Times (UPI) 2005/12/7
...the probe has "begun to sound ... like a fictional spy thriller," the New York Times said Wednesday.   Now Syria is undercutting credibility of witnesses and diluting charges that it has refused to cooperate by sending officials for questioning. Among other kinks, one witness is dead, another is in jail and still another has recanted his testimony with a tale of abduction, drugging and bribery. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

State Dep. denounces Syria as being "on the wrong side" of terrorism
Israel Insider 2005/12/7
The State Department drew links Tuesday between Syria and the Palestinian group that claims responsibility for five terror attacks on Israel and charged Syria was on the side of terrorists. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Summit considers terrorism, moderation in Muslim world
Haaretz 2005/12/7
...delegates at Tuesday's meeting said there were disagreements over the issue, with Qatar and Jordan at odds over the wording of part of the summit's final communique. A draft of the document stated that terrorism goes against Islam's teachings and "all necessary measures must be taken against it."   Jordan proposed the text clearly state that Islamic nations must fight terrorism, while Qatar was insisting on milder wording, with delegates saying it was arguing that tough wording might be interpreted as yielding to American pressure. ...

King Heads For Japan
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/7
...King Abdullah II left Saudi Arabia on Wednesday heading for Japan through which he will start a tour that includes Japan, China and Thailand. ...

King Condoles Iranian President
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/7
...King Abdullah II sent a cable to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condoling him over the victims of the Iranian airliner crash. The King expressed, in his name ...
John 5:43 "I am come in my Father's name (HASHEM), and ye receive me not: if another shall come "in his own name" (HASHEMITE), him ye will receive.

Middle East Newsline 2005/12/7
The United Arab Emirates has ordered 500 tactical vehicles for its military. The UAE military has awarded Advanced Industries of Arabia a $41 million contract for the supply of 500 Nimr 4x4 high-mobility tactical vehicles. ...Advanced Industries of Arabia is a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi-based Bin Jabr Group and Jordan's King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau. The Nimr vehicles were being manufactured at KADDB facilities in Jordan. ...
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Hezbollah's Strategic Threat to Israel
The Middle East Quarterly 2006/Winter
...Experts and analysts generally put the Hezbollah rocket force somewhere between 10,000 and 12,000 missiles. The heart of this arsenal remains rooted in Hezbollah's massive stocks—perhaps 7,000 to 8,000—of 107mm and 122mm Katyusha rockets, virtually all of which were supplied directly from existing Iranian army stocks ...
contributed by Bob Anderson

OIC Extraordinary summit begins today
Online News 2005/12/7
...The CEP, with members from 17 Muslim countries was established at the tenth summit in Malaysia. The enlistment of the Muslim intelligentsia is aimed at formulating a response to the critics from the Western world and to present Islam in its true spirit. ...The recommendations by the CEP would endorse the concept of enlightened moderation of President Musharraf that calls for promoting moderation in religious life. It would also urge the OIC to denounce terrorism, religious and secular extremism and radicalism and promotion of true values of Islam. ...

Violence in Iraq: A Snake with a Hundred Heads
Kurdish Media 2005/12/6
...King Abdullah said that he believes that the al-Qaida terrorist network in Iraq, which previously consisted almost exclusively of non-Iraqi Arabs, is increasingly attracting locals. More and more Iraqis are being discovered among the ranks of killed or arrested jihadists, says Abdullah, and at some point this will also apply to the al-Qaida leadership in Iraq. "If Zarqawi is eliminated one of these days, he won't be replaced by a foreigner," the king believes. "It will be an Iraqi." ...

King Receives Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arab Bank
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/6
...Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arab Bank paid tribute to King's care and interest in the financial sector, which sees positive transformation during the past years. ...
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Jordan: Islamists who propagate militant ideology will be prosecuted
Combined Jewish Philanthropies 2005/12/6
...Islamic activists, including clerics, who pronounce others as infidels or issue fatwas - religious edicts - without state permission will be prosecuted. ...Jordan's King Abdullah II has declared an all-out battle on militants, urging his new prime minister for a "relentless war on all the Takfiri schools," referring to the ideology of Muslim militants who regard all Muslims who disagree with their doctrine as infidels. ...

OneVoice Awarded King Hussein Foundation’s Humanitarian Leadership Prize
OneVoice 2005/12/5
...In presenting the award, Queen Noor said, “Eleven years ago King Hussein and Prime Minister Rabin worked historically to overcome centuries of division to build a future of peace. Today, we honor One Voice for its unyielding work to carry on that legacy.” She continued, "Some of the bravest people in the world are those who look beyond history to build bridges of conflict resolution towards the future."  ...

Rumsfeld warns of Islamic superstate if U.S. leaves Iraq too soon
The Mercury News 2005/12/5
If U.S. forces leave too soon, Iraq will become a haven for terrorists and the base of a spreading Islamic superstate that would threaten the rest of the world, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday.   Speaking at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Rumsfeld warned that al-Qaida leaders such as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Osama bin Laden would seize power in the wake of an American withdrawal ...

***** Abdullah Hints Christians Suffer Under Israeli Rule in Jerusalem *****

Arutz Sheva 2005/12/5
..."Jerusalem must be open to the followers of the three monotheistic religions," Jordan's King Abdullah said, urging "Christian religious leaders to unite their efforts and speak in one voice to the West about the challenges that face the Christian Arab presence in Jerusalem."

King Congratulates President of Finland
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/5
...King Abdullah II on Monday sent a cable to President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen congratulating him in his name ...
John 5:43 "I am come in my Father's name (HASHEM), and ye receive me not: if another shall come "in his own name" (HASHEMITE), him ye will receive.

Analysis: Lawrence rides again
United Press International 2005/12/4
...the U.S. military has "turned to the wisdom of Lawrence of Arabia for guidance on how to win the war in Iraq and understand the mindset of the insurgents." But then, in a region where he is still remembered as a hero, the insurgents may be doing the same.

Sharon Moves Closer to Geneva Proposal on Territorial Exchange
Arutz Sheva 2005/12/4
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told a Moroccan newspaper that if security and quiet are attained, he is definitely ready to recognize a Palestinian state and to “go a long way” in negotiations. ...

Washington on the rocky road to Damascus
The Business Online 2005/12/4
EVENTS appear to be propelling an increasingly reflexive and directionless US president in dealing with an equally beleaguered president in Damascus. ...US action would present the danger of spreading the Iraqi war into Syria and opening up a Sunni insurgency there. It would bring the danger of provoking a military coup by hardliners opposed to the US who would intervene more actively in Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Syria boosts accuracy of its Scud D missile
Haaretz 2005/12/4
Syria has introduced significant changes in the advanced model of the Scud D missile that gives it greater guidance capability and accuracy, according to Western missile experts.   The evaluations were based on an examination of pieces of a Scud D missile that went off course after a test launch and landed in southern Turkey. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Israel, US disagree on post-Assad Syria
Jerusalem Post 2005/12/4
Israel and the US are at odds over the future of Syria in a post-Bashar Assad era ...In a strategic dialogue held last week in Washington between the two countries, Israeli representatives warned that a future regime in Syria, should Assad lose power, might be just as problematic as the old one. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Fair Trade Jordan opens up global markets to small producers
MENAfn 2005/12/4
JERASH — About 50 people, including representatives of environmental and social development NGOs ...participated in the first Fair Trade Jordan event held outside Amman.   Participants travelled to Jerash and met local producers at the Dibbeen reserve ...and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development's (JOHUD) community centre in Kitteh.   "Fair trade opens up an awareness of trade and economic justice for the poor," said Winkie Williamson, strategic adviser to JOHUD.
Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Syria denies any connection to Lebanese mass graves
Al Bawaba 2005/12/4
Syria denied any responsibility for the mass graves discovered Saturday next to Syria's former military intelligence headquarters in East Lebanon's Bekaa valley, throwing the blame on Palestinian militant Abu Nidal, an Nahar reported on Sunday. ...

Jordan's response to terrorist attacks 2005/12/4
...On Nov. 9, 57 people were killed and over 100 wounded as a result of al-Qaida suicide attacks on U.S. hotels in Jordan, in what has been touted as their 9-11. ...King Abdullah II of Jordan fired 11 officials of the royal court for their obvious failure. Among them, the former prime minister and close confidant to the King, several religious advisers and the national security adviser.   Now let's rewind to our 9-11, during which Condoleezza Rice was President Bush's national security adviser and George Tenet was the CIA director. Condi "Yes-Sir" Rice gets promoted to secretary of state and George "Slam-Dunk" Tenet gets the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Furthermore, Tommy Franks (U.S. Army general) and Paul Bremer (U.S. diplomat), who were running Iraq during the Abu Ghraib debacle, are also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
What's wrong with this picture?

Abdullah vs. terrorism
The Salt Lake Tribune 2005/12/3
It has finally happened. A member of the Muslim Faith, also a king, has finally stood up and denounced terrorism. ...King Abdullah II stated, “Terrorism is a sick and a cross-border phenomenon. Therefore, eradicating it is the whole world's responsibility,” the exact words President George Bush has been saying from the get-go. ...
Daniel 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.

Bakheit Reiterates Jordan's Keenness for Continuity with Arab-Israelis
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/3
...Bakheit on Saturday reiterated Jordan's keenness for continuity with the Arab community in Israel with a view to know there needs and present all facilitations for them. Bakheit outlined, during a meeting with delegation comprising a number of Arab deputies at the Israeli Knesset, efforts exerted by Jordan to resume political negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians and implement the roadmap ...Members of the delegation also hailed the Royal gestures of His Majesty King Abdullah II in all domains.

Four Months’ Grace before Iran Takes up Its Nuclear Military Option
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report 2005/12/3
Iran’s hard-line Guardian Council, the real power in the land, Saturday, Dec. 3, ratified a parliamentary decision to block UN inspections should the Islamic republic’s nuclear activities be referred to the UN Security Council for sanctions. In August, uranium conversion was resumed in the face of international disapproval. ...According to American intelligence experts, the Chinese miniature missile technology may well be tailored to this new missile.   This Iranian short cut to a nuclear warhead was probably what Gen. Zeevi had in mind when he said Iran was only four months away from its goal. ...
contributed by Bob Anderson

Mehlis slams Syrian 'Cold War' propaganda tactics
YALibnon 2005/12/3
...Mehlis told Lebanese newspaper Al-Safir the tactics were similar to those used by Communist states in Eastern Europe during the Cold War period. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Jordan parliament urged to pass a new terror law
Khaleej Times Online 2005/12/2
With old guard military and intelligence figures gaining in influence at the expense of liberal reformers, the king gave new Prime Minister Marouf Al Bakheet, 58, a strong mandate on Sunday to wage “all out war” against militancy. ...
Daniel 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
Daniel 8:25 ...and by peace shall destroy many

Sharon in no hurry to negotiate with Syria 2005/12/2
TEL AVIV, Israel - Confident of election victory, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Thursday he would make "every effort" to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians in his third term, but that he is in no rush to negotiate with Syria. ...
Reminder: The covenant for peace (covenant with death) is the signal that the 7 year tribulation is about to start,..."the time of Jacob's trouble."
Isaiah 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Don't Mess with Jordan
Tech Central Station 2005/12/2
...Whatever al-Zarqawi's inexplicable behavior, what is certain is that King Abdullah, who is said to be a direct descendant of the Muslim prophet, Mohammad, and the country of Jordan have not lost their nerve. ...King Abdullah has dismissed his former prime minister and installed his country's former ambassador to Israel, hardliner Marouf al-Bakhit with a mandate to go after Islamic militancy. ...

“UN’s Hariri probe stacked against Syria”
Aljazeera 2005/12/2
...Moustapha said that the UN probe is stacked against Syria, and that Mehlis’ findings are based on false testimony “to cause the utmost possible damage to Syria." ...

Dispelling the Myths About Iraq
The Heritage Foundation 2005/12/2

Dig into Jerusalem's past fuels current debates
MSNBC 2005/12/2
...What is taking shape in the rocky earth, marked by centuries of conquest and development, is as contested as the neighborhood of Arabs and Jews encircling the excavation. But the Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar believes the evidence she has uncovered during months of excavation and biblical comparison points to an extraordinary discovery. ...She believes she has found the palace of King David, the poet-warrior who the Bible says consolidated the ancient Jewish kingdom around the 10th century B.C. and expanded its borders to encompass the Land of Israel. ...

King Abdullah II to Address CAIR Banquet by Video
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/1
...'' Proceeds of the activity will go to support CAIR's activities in the next year,'' CAIR said in a statement. Since its establishment in 1994, CAIR has worked to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America and empower the American Muslim community and encourage their participation in political and social activism.

King Congratulates UAE President
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/1
...King Abdullah II sent a cable to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bin Sultan congratulating him in his name ...
John 5:43 "I am come in my Father's name (HASHEM), and ye receive me not: if another shall come "in his own name" (HASHEMITE), him ye will receive.

King Opens 3rd Ordinary Session of Parliament
Jordan News Agency 2005/12/1
"In the name of God, The most merciful, the compassionate Prayers and peace be upon our master Mohammad, the honest Arab Hashemite prophet Honorable Senators, Honorable deputies, Peace, God's mercy and His blessings be upon you, In the name of God, and with his blessings, we inaugurate the third ordinary session of the fourteenth parliament in order to enhance our march in democracy, reform and modernization, to stand up to challenges and obstacles confronting it, and to articulate plans, programs and legislation to accelerate the pace of progress so that comprehensive development will be realized for Jordan ..."

America, Israel Bracing for Violence From Syria
Forward 2005/12/1
Israeli officials are anticipating an escalation in attacks by the Syrian- and Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia on Israel's northern border with Lebanon, Israel's chief of military intelligence, Aharon Ze'evi-Farkash, disclosed during Sunday's Cabinet meeting. ...In Washington, American officials are preparing for an increase in cross-border infiltration of jihadists into Iraq through Syria's porous border, according to Washington insiders who have access to administration officials. ...
Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots
Syria's Crusin' for a Brusin'!

Mystery uncovered. Interrogations will start Dec.5 in Vienna
YALibnon 2005/12/1
The whereabouts of the Syrian officials that were supposed to have been in Vienna for interrogations was a mystery all day Tuesday and until Detlev Mehlis and Imbrahim Gambari spoke yesterday to reporters. ...

Syria Demands New Look Into Hariri Killing
Guardian Unlimited 2005/12/1
Syria has demanded new U.N. and Lebanese inquiries into the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister after a witness recanted his testimony implicating Syrian officials. ...

News Archive Index

Note: Biblical prophetic scripture references following some news articles are noted only as possible partial fulfillment of the prophecies noted.

You read, and you watch the stage of history, then decide for yourself.

Got a current article link you would like to submit? Click here.


© 2005 All rights reserved.

About Me