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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." 

 

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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.

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King Abdullah II urges Indian investments in Jordan

Kuwait News Agency 2006/11/30
Jordanian King Abdullah II Thursday urged Indian companies to avail investment opportunities in his country.   "I am looking to long term relations between Indian and Jordan in the business sector," King Abdullah said at a dinner hosted jointly by leading Indian industry chambers at Indian capital ...

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

al-Qaida in Iraq Denounces Jordan Meet

The Washington Post.com 2006/11/30
Al-Qaida in Iraq on Thursday denounced Iraqi Sunni politicians who met recently with Jordan's King Abdullah II, calling them and the monarch "traitors." ...
"The traitors of Jordan's meetings, whether they know it or not, have entered today in a pact with Satan to fight the men of God," al-Qaida in Iraq said in its statement. ...

Royal Court source denies statement attributed to Hakim

Jordan News Agency 2006/11/30
A responsible source of the Hashemite Royal Court on Thursday denied as untrue the statement attributed to head of the Higher Council of the Islamic Revolution In Iraq Abdul Aziz Kahim.   Hakim was reported, during his meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II Wednesday, as saying that Sunnis will be the major loser if a civil war would erupt in Iraq. ...

Manmohan Singh, Jordanian king to hold talks

IndiaPRWire.com 2006/11/30
Jordan's King Abdullah II Bin El Hussein and Queen Rania arrived here Thursday on a three-day visit that is expected to give a fresh impetus to burgeoning economic relations between the two countries. ...Manmohan Singh and King Abdullah II will discuss Friday a wide array of bilateral and global issues, including terrorism and the Middle East peace process.   India and Jordan are expected to sign five pacts in investment protection, agriculture tourism, information technology and cultural exchange Friday. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Pope to visit "Mary's House" in Turkey

Reuters 2006/11/28
...Turkey's top Muslim leader, Ali Bardakoglu, spoke out against growing "Islamophobia, which expresses the mentality that the religion of Islam is containing and encouraging violence".   In his speech at the same event,
Benedict said Christians and Muslims must continue an open dialogue because they believe in the same God and agree on the meaning and purpose of life. ...

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Bush-Sadr Alliance?
The Conservative Voice 2006/11/30
...How will we know the US is supporting Sadr? This is already evident from Steve Hadley’s press briefing on 28 November. The US’s anti-Sadr campaign has been toned down, while the US’s anti-Iran campaign is accelerating. As an example, the US is point blank refusing all negotiations with Iran, despite heavy pressure from the Baker Commission, Congress, and the Washington pundits to do so. ...

Senior anti-Syrian leader in Lebanon says Damascus behind Hezbollah campaign
International Herald Tribune 2006/11/30
The leader of Lebanon's anti-Syrian bloc warned on Thursday that Syria was behind planned Hezbollah protests to bring down the government, trying to restore its power in the country. ...

Text of Bush-al-Maliki news conference
Chicago Sun-Times 2006/11/30

Iraqi Sunnis put faith in Jordanian leader to represent them
San Jose Mercury News 2006/11/29
Top Sunni Muslim politicians in Iraq asked Jordan's King Abdullah II to represent their interests in his meeting Wednesday with President Bush, saying that in Iraq's increasingly sectarian environment, the king is more likely to voice their grievances than Iraq's Shiite Muslim prime minister.   That this responsibility fell to Abdullah highlights the weakened position of Iraq's Sunnis and the anxiety with which many Sunnis in the Middle East view Iraq's future. ...Abdullah is ultimately responsible for Jordan, not Iraq, analysts noted. ...But many average Jordanians say they want the king to actively support Iraq's Sunnis in the face of a hostile Shiite government. ...

Jordanian Monarch attaches high hopes to Al-Maliki-Bush meeting
Kuwait News Agency 2006/11/29
...In a statement issued by the Royal Court, King Abdullah told Al-Maliki during a meeting that "I hope your meeting with President Bush would lead to a clear mechanism that can stop the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, help the Iraqi army and police forces keep a tight rein on the affairs in the country." "The success of Prime Minister Al-Maliki's government in containing the violence in Iraq is one of Jordan's high priorities," King Abdullah II underlined. ...King Abdullah II said "Jordan exerts continuous efforts at the Arab and international levels to defuse the Iraqi infighting and possible civil war." ...

Shiite leader to meet Jordan's king in flurry of Iraq-related diplomacy
International Herald Tribune 2006/11/29
Iraq's most senior Shiite politician was heading to Jordan Wednesday for talks with King Abdullah II, hours ahead of key meetings between the Jordanian monarch, U.S. President George W. Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.   Ridha Jawad Taqi, a senior aide to Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, or SCIRI, was scheduled to meet King Abdullah later Wednesday. ...

Centrist Parties Stage Sit-in to Protest Bush’s Visit to Jordan
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/29
...The protestors praised efforts of His Majesty King Abdullah II to achieve justice and peace in the region, establish an independent Palestinian state and restore security and stability in Iraq.
It seems we are nearing fulfillment of the following verse of scripture.
? Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

3Com and Microsoft to kick off Jordan ICT Forum 2006 – Hosting the Future
Al Bawaba 2006/11/29
Edgar Masri, President & CEO of 3Com, and Gerri Elliot, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector organization, will kick off the Jordan ICT Forum 2006 that takes place next week at the King Hussein Convention Centre at the Dead Sea, under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II. ...Jordan has become the ideal gateway in the growing regional ICT industry as it offers a cost efficient and highly educated workforce, rapid pace of economic reform and political stability, excellent investment climate, competitive ICT environment and an advanced infrastructure. ...

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

King receives President of Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/29
...During a meeting on Wednesday with the President of the Supreme Council of Islamic Revolution in Iraq, Abdel Aziz al-Hakim, His Majesty said Jordan, based on its historical ties with Iraq and its religious responsibility stemming from its concern for the blood of Muslims, will continue to support Iraq and its people to protect its unity.   His Majesty pointed out that Jordan is ready to provide all necessary support to ensure the success of the efforts of national reconciliation and the return of harmony among the Iraqi people to achieve a political consensus among the Iraqis to enhance their confidence in the authority of the State and its ability to protect them.   King Abdullah also expressed Jordan's willingness to contribute to the efforts to rebuild Iraq and to cooperating in the field of security between the two countries. ...
The king is willing to jump into Iraq up to his eyeballs it seems, and perhaps they will just give him a crown for it too.

Abdullah & Abu Mazen Met in Jordan
Arutz Sheva 2006/11/29
PA (Palestinian Authority) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) on Tuesday met in Jordan with King Abdullah II. ...Jordan’s Badr Brigade forces, numbering 1,000 soldiers, may take up position in northern Gaza to assist in maintaining the ceasefire ...

Abdullah: al-Maliki, Bush must end Iraq violence
The Jerusalem Post 2006/11/29
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Wednesday urged Iraq's prime minister and US President George W. Bush to find a way to end Iraq's spiraling violence and hand over security control to Baghdad before the country slides into a full-scale civil war. ...

The Jewel that is Jordan III
ClassicDriver.com 2006/11/29
One of the world's greatest motoring events will be running for the third time in May 2007 ...The Jewel that is Jordan is a unique event that the biggest car connoisseurs could wish to take part in. It is a spectacular motoring tour; a voyage into the history of the bible, which takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is truly breathtaking!! ...

U.S. to offer funds to help boost Abbas's forces
The Washington Post 2006/11/29
The Bush administration has decided to ask the U.S. Congress for funds aimed at bolstering security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, sources with knowledge of the plan said on Wednesday.   U.S. assistance in expanding Abbas's presidential guard and his control over the strategic Karni border crossing in Gaza will not include weapons or other forms of "lethal" equipment, according to the sources ...

Syrian President Assad Defiant as Bush Visits Mideast
FoxNews.com 2006/11/29
...although he did not refer directly to Bush.   "We send a message to every one that Arabs are no longer a herd that can be sold, bought and taken to the slaughterhouse," he said Tuesday in the speech in the southern city of Sweida, according to official media. ...
? 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

Syria sent 200 terrorists to assassinate 36 Lebanese leaders
Ya Libnan 2006/11/29
...Assad authorized the terrorist group, which was part of Fatah-Uprising, the Syrian-backed faction which broke away from Yasser Arafat's mainstream Fatah group, to carry out the assassinations.   Al Mustaqbal said the Assad plot was revealed four days ago when two men, arrested on charges of killing two Palestinian activists in the Beddawi refugee camp in north Lebanon, acknowledged to the Lebanese Intelligence Service that they belonged to Fatah-Uprising, which is led by Abou Moussa. ...

? 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

What Iran & Syria Want
Yahoo! News 2006/11/29
...It's clear that both Iran and Syria are trying to co-opt Iraq into their sphere on influence. Of course, the first thing Tehran and Damascus will try to get their new Iraqi friends to do is to pull the plug on the U.S. presence there. From Tehran's and Damascus' perspective, the fewer Americans in the region to check their plans for hegemony, the better.   But they also intend to use promises of peace and stability in Iraq as a bargaining chip in advancing other aspects of their agendas as well.   Iran wants to use Iraq as leverage to get the U.N. to back off pressuring Tehran over its nuclear (weapons) program. Tehran's message to the U.S. and other nuclear busybodies: If you want peace and stability in Iraq, don't push us on our nuclear program.   Syria will also try to leverage peace and stability in Iraq for an end to the U.N.'s investigation into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Damascus would also like a green light to re-establish its influence in Lebanon, and, perhaps, even try to get the U.S. to pressure Israel to reopen negotiations over the Golan Heights. ...

America, Not Keith Ellison, decides what book a congressman takes his oath on
Townhall.com 2006/11/28
Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible, but on the bible of Islam, the Koran.   He should not be allowed to do so -- not because of any American hostility to the Koran, but because the act undermines American civilization.   First, it is an act of hubris that perfectly exemplifies multiculturalist activism -- my culture trumps America's culture. What Ellison and his Muslim and leftist supporters are saying is that it is of no consequence what America holds as its holiest book; all that matters is what any individual holds to be his holiest book.   Forgive me, but America should not give a hoot what Keith Ellison's favorite book is. ...
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“The Silent Treatment”, Fleeing Iraq, Surviving in Jordan
Relief Web 2006/11/28
...Although it has historically been among the most welcoming countries in the world toward refugees, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan today ignores the existence of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees, does not address their needs for protection, and has not asked for international assistance on their behalf. It is a policy that can best be characterized as “the silent treatment.” ...

Kazakhstan, Jordan to ink number of bilateral agreements
Gazeta.KZ 2006/11/28
A number of bilateral agreements on commercial and economic co-operation, investments and education will be inked during an official visit of Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, to Jordan, Yerzhan Ashikbayev, official spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, said Monday, November 27, at a traditional briefing in Astana. ..."The official contacts began during the last year visit of King Abdullah II to Kazakhstan that gave a powerful impulse to the development of the relationship at different levels between Kazakhstan and the Kingdom," ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

King Congratulates President of Albania
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/27
...King Abdullah II on Monday sent a cable to President Alfred Moisio of the Republic of Albania 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 President of Mauritania
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/27
...King Abdullah II on Monday sent a cable to President Ali Ould Muhammad of the Republic of Mauritania 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.

Limbaugh on Middle East: "Fine, just blow the place up"
Media Matters 2006/11/27
On the November 27 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, in response to claims made by King Abdullah II of Jordan on the November 26 edition of ABC's This Week that "we could possibly imagine going into 2007 and having three civil wars on our hands," Rush Limbaugh said: "[W]ell, let's just have them. Let's just have the civil wars ... because I'm just fed up with this." Limbaugh then asserted: "Fine, just blow the place up. Just let these natural forces take place over there instead of trying to stop them." Additionally, Limbaugh claimed: "[E]verbody comes to us. ... So we go and try to fix it and our own people, Democrats and the left in our country do their best to sabotage our efforts, and then we get blamed for trying to clean up the messes that these people start." ...

Talks aim to counter Tehran
The Washington Times 2006/11/27
...Jordan's King Abdullah II said yesterday on ABC's "This Week" that something "dramatic" must come out of the summit. ...
Hmmm!

Jordan's king meetings with Iraqi Sunni leader to help broker deal to quell violence
International Herald Tribune 2006/11/27
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Monday met with an Iraqi Sunni leader wanted by Baghdad for inciting terrorism in an effort to help broker Iraqi national reconciliation efforts to end the spiraling violence there.   Abdullah told Harith al-Dhari, who heads the Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars, that all Iraqi people "whatever their religious or political allegiances" need to work together to quell the violence, a royal palace statement said. ...

Jordan calls for broader Mideast plan
The San Jose Mercury News 2006/11/27
..."...it is time that we really take a strong step forward as part of the international community and make sure we avert the Middle East from a tremendous crisis that I fear, and I see could possibly happen in 2007."   The host of this week's summit in Amman also said that American and Iraqi leaders must agree to "some very strong action taken on the ground" in Iraq.   "They need to do it now, because, obviously ... things are beginning to spiral out of control," Abdullah said. "The indicators are of tremendous concern to all of us." ...

Jordan king urges youth to build bridges with West
Middle East Times 2006/11/27
..."The most important activity of the Young Arab Leaders forum is to build bridges of trust with their counterparts in Asia, Europe, and America to consolidate dialogue and bolster cooperation," the Jordanian monarch said.   "This is an essential role and it is important to pursue it," the king told the opening session of a two-day forum organized by the Dubai-based Young Arab Leaders (YAL) ...
This could be viewed as a 'Trojan Horse' tactic of infiltration to divide and conquer the West.

King Meets Head of Iraqi Muslim Clerics Association
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/27
...King Abdullah II said Jordan was ready to provide the necessary support to ensure the success of national reconciliation in Iraq and achieve unity among all Iraqis. ...His Majesty said targeting Islamic shrines in Iraq, whether Sunni or Shiite and the acts of killing and kidnapping violate principles of our religion and human values.   The King’s meeting with Al Dari comes within His Majesty’s meetings with a number of Iraqi Sunni and Shiite leaderships.
It also comes within His Majesty’s continued efforts to defuse the crisis in Iraq and bring all Iraqi parties together to end fighting and build a secure and unified Iraq. ...

Indian Businesses to Meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II November 30
AG-IP News 2006/11/27
...King Abdullah is scheduled to have talks with Indian leaders on latest developments in the Middle East and the world. He would also deliver a speech before the Indian Council of World Affairs in the presence of prominent politicians and intellectuals, a royal court statement said.   The King’s Meeting with the Indian industrialists is expected to open the door for more cooperation between the private sectors in the two countries.  In addition, it will be tackling different issues in the fields of law, medicine and healthcare, Information Technology (IT), biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology as well as oil and gas. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Regional Approach to Iraq
Council On Foreign Relations 2006/11/27
...consensus is reportedly difficult to find among the ten-member Iraq Study Group, which is cochaired by former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III and former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, over whether to set timetables for military withdrawal. The report comes ahead of President Bush's visit on Wednesday to Jordan, where he will meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
King Abdullah warned on ABC's This Week that the region is at risk of civil wars erupting in Iraq, Lebanon, and the Palestinian territories and said he supported a regional peace process. ...

Judeh: King Abdullah exerted relentless efforts to draw attention of glob to Palestinian issue
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/27
...In his weekly meeting with reporters, Judeh said the intensive diplomatic activities Amman witnesses nowadays is the outcome of Jordanian diplomacy led by His Majesty King Abdullah towards the Arab issues, particularly the Palestinian, Iraqi, and Lebanese issues.   Judeh elucidated that
this refers to crucial role Jordan leads under the leadership of King Abdullah at all levels and the grace of security and stability Jordan enjoys.   Judeh noted that Jordan witnesses momentum of activities at all levels top of it is the US President George Bush’s visit to Amman on Wednesday in addition to the meeting that will group King Abdullah with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki, as well as the meeting that is expected to bring President Bush and Maliki together which coincides with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to the Kingdom, simultaneously an array of foreign ministers from Arab and Western countries will arrive to Jordan to take part in “Future Forum”, which will be organized at the Dead Sea at the weekend ...

Reverse of US Policy Toward Israel
Lekarev Report 2006/11/27
Americans - be aware! The cards in Washington are stacked against Israel these days. An unfortunate combination has emerged of a president who regards the Jewish state as strategically weak and a group of key US advisers on the administration’s new Iraqi policy who are drawn from the most anti-Israeli US administrations of the past. The Olmert government must of necessity brace itself for a period of intensive American pressure to cede ever more assets to curry favor with the Arabs. This is the present situation. ...

King Holds Talks with Turkish Prime Minister
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/26
...King Abdullah II held talks with visiting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the current situation in the Middle East as well as efforts exerted to achieve peace, security and stability in the region.   Discussions also covered mechanisms of developing bilateral ties in the economic and trade fields. ...to the progress and prosperity of Arab societies.' ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

King inaugurates Young Arab leaders Forum
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/26
...King Abdullah II on Saturday inaugurated Young Arab Leaders Forum. In his inauguration remarks, the King expressed pride to be a member of the Young Arab Leaders Board of Trustees along with others who represent these leaders, 'who have a vision of the future and the potential to transform challenges into great opportunities that will contribute to the progress and prosperity of Arab societies.' ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Charlie Rangel, John Dingell, Barney Frank, Trent Lott, Roundtable
Real Clear Politics 2006/11/26
...this strikes me as desperation, frankly, for the vice president of the United States to fly to Saudi Arabia, spend three hours in a one-on-one meeting with the king of Saudi Arabia to ask for their help in solving the problems in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is part of the problem in the Middle East, not part of the solution. And now to meet with Maliki in Jordan -- meet with Maliki in Baghdad, at least, to go to legitimize Jordan somehow. Fine little country and all that, but to legitimize them as the kind of necessary middle man, so to speak for us to work things out in Iraq?   We're laying the groundwork for a regional conference. Clearly, that's the only reason Cheney would go to Saudi Arabia and Bush would go to Jordan, is so they could shortly announce that there will be a grand regional conference and everyone will work together, and basically we will try to devolve responsibility onto the region and extricate ourselves. ...

Middle East facing three civil wars, not just Iraq: Abdullah
Yahoo! News 2006/11/26
...the Jordanian king said the Iraq conflict is just one of three raging in the region, and in his view, not even the most pressing one.   "When it comes to things exploding out of control, I would put today, as we stand, Palestine in probably a close tie with Lebanon," he said.   "Iraq, funny enough -- although as concerned as I am with Iraq and the major problems that that might bring to us -- is in third position. Obviously, this is all relative," he said. ...

King: Improving the gov't performance is top priority
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/25
King Abdullah II said that improving the government's performance and its capability of implementing its programs is a top priority for the interest of Jordan's booming and its prosperity. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Working Towards Replacing Shiite Maliki with a Sunni Premier
DEBKA-Net-Weekly 2006-11-24
...raised US hopes for new horizons and solutions opening up for solving the Iraq crisis – if indeed Syria proves willing to go along with the United States and break ranks with Iran.   Cheney as repairman for fractured inter-Arab relations ...3. Even if Syria does climb on board, an Iraq solution remains nebulous without co-opting the dominant Sunni Arab insurgent groups in Iraq. This is perhaps the most radical switch in the minds of Bush and his advisers: The Shiite-Kurdish solution for Iraq must now be jettisoned in favor of a Sunni Arab formula. ...

Mideast diplomacy / Bush to visit Jordan, won't meet PM, Abbas
Haaretz 2006/11/24
The most important news of the week is not the worsening of Qassam rocket attacks against Sderot, and not even the spat between the prime minister and the defense minister. The White House announcement that U.S. President George W. Bush is due to arrive in Jordan next week is much more important than yet another clash between Israelis and Palestinians, or among Israelis themselves.   The official purpose of Bush's visit to the region is a meeting with the prime minister of Iraq, Nuri al-Maliki. ...

Crushing a Flower of the Cedar Revolution
FrontPageMag 2006/11/24
The assassination of Lebanese Christian politician Pierre Gemayel this Tuesday has revealed that the Tehran-Damascus axis remains busy with terror activities across the Fertile Crescent.   When UN Security Council resolution 1559 passed in 2004, reaffirming Lebanon's political independence and calling for the withdrawal of the Syrian occupation army and the disarming of Hezbollah, Syria's Ba'athist regime pledged heavy retribution against those Lebanese who would dare join the international campaign for freedom triggered by the U.S.-led War on Terror.   Damascus has kept its promise. ...
? 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

King Congratulates Spanish Monarch
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/23
...King Abdullah II sent a cable to His Majesty Juan Carlo I of Spain 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.

Gunmen kill Iraqi politician in western Baghdad
People's Daily Online 2006/11/23
..."Najim Abdul-Radha al-Kanani, Secretary General of the Constitutional Monarchy Movement for Iraq, and Brigade Staff Pilot in the former Iraqi army, was found killed behind the Zarzor Restaurant in Baghdad Mansur district," the source said on condition of anonymity.   The Iraqi Constitutional Monarchy (ICM) is a monarchist political party in Iraq led by Sharif Ali Bin al-Hussein, who is related to the Hashemite royal family, which ruled Iraq until 1958.   The movement has enrolled in the U.S.-back political process in Iraq.

Pierre Gemayel mourners blame Syria
The Jerusalem Post 2006/11/23
..."We hate Syria," 18-year-old university student Celene Salaam screamed out near the church. Cheers erupted around her.   "It was definitely Syria [that had Gemayel killed] because they're not democratic and they don't want Lebanon to be safe and peaceful," she told the Post.   "When the Syrian forces were here, they took all our money. They didn't want to leave," she went on. "Syria does not want Lebanon to be a good country. ...
? 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

Jordan unveils e-gov programme
electricnews.net 2006/11/22
The Jordanian government has formally launched its e-government programme, according to a report in the Jordan Times. The initiative, expected to cost JOD45 million (around EUR49 million) over the next three years, aims to streamline government processes and bring internet access to rural parts of the country. Launching the project, Minister of Information and Communications Technology Omar Kurdi said there were plans for a portal site that would act as a one-stop shop for government services online. "People won't have to go to two or three ministries in a single day to get their passports renewed -- they can just go online, fill out a form, and the ministries will do the rest. E-government will be citizen-centric and will save all of us time and money," ...
Now how far off do you think this is? ...Revelation 13:16-17 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads 17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

King Abdullah launches $750m special zone in Mafraq
MENAfn 2006/11/22
King Abdullah on Tuesday announced a plan to establish a $750 million special development zone in Mafraq Governorate ...The special economic zone, which will evolve over the next 19 years, will be built on a nine-square-kilometre area and serve as a transport, logistic and industrial hub serving not only Jordan, but also neighbours like Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iraq. ...The special economic zone was expected to create 13,000 direct jobs by 2015 and 32,000 jobs a decade later, in addition to a similar number of indirect jobs — all will be available for residents of Mafraq and neighbouring districts.   King Abdullah said he would be working with the Labour Ministry to ensure that the workforce in these areas is adequately trained to man the investment projects expected to flow into the zone. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Jordan ready to implement education plan
MENAfn 2006/11/22
...During a meeting of the initiative's executive council, the Queen said that the IT infrastructure, training, curricula and administrative systems are now in place to facilitate its implementation in all schools. ...The initiative, launched on the sidelines the World Economic Forum annual meeting at the Dead Sea in 2003, also aims to build the capacity of the local information technology industry for the development of innovative learning solutions in partnership with world-class firms.   Another major objective is to help the country build a model of educational reform that can be exported to and replicated in other countries. ...
? Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Making the last mistake in Iraq
Jewish World Review 2006/11/22
...if, as it is hard to imagine otherwise, our departure from Iraq yields civil war, chaos, warlordism and terrorist safe havens — it is very likely that Iran will lurch in to harvest their advantages,
Turkey will send in its army to stop an independent Kurdistan, and Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the other Sunni states will be sucked in to fend off Shi'a Iran's hegemony. In that nightmare maelstrom the 20 million barrels a day of oil shipped from the Persian Gulf — and the world economy with it — will be in daily risk of being cut off." ...
Comment: Let me add that Turkey will also head east, aligning itself with Iran.
Article and comment contributed by Bob Anderson.

Joint Statement by the President of the United States
and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq

The White House 2006/11/21
We are pleased to announce that we will meet in Amman, Jordan, on November 29-30 to continue our consultations on building security and stability in Iraq. We will focus our discussion on current developments in Iraq, progress made to date in the deliberations of the high-level Joint Committee on Transferring Security Responsibility, and the role of the region in supporting Iraq. We would like to express our gratitude to His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, who has graciously offered to host our consultations. ...

King launches Mafraq Special Development Zone
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/21
...King Abdullah II on Tuesday launched Mafraq Special Development Zone to activate the zone economically to create job opportunities for Mafraq’s children. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

King Congratulates Lebanese President
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/21
...King Abdullah II on Tuesday sent a cable to President of Lebanon General Emil Lahoud 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 condemns assassinating Lebanese Minister of Industry
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/21
...King Abdullah II strongly condemned the heinous crime of the assassination which took place in Beirut today, and claimed the life of the Lebanese Minister of Industry Pierre Amin Gemayel. ...

Bush: Syria and Iran trying to destabilize Lebanon
The Jerusalem Post 2006/11/21
President George W. Bush denounced Tuesday's assassination of a Lebanese Cabinet member and said Syria and Iran are trying to undermine the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Fuad Saniora. ...

The World Economic Forum returns to Jordan for its Middle East meeting next year
Al Bawaba 2006/11/20
...A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Bassem I. Awadallah, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, King Abdullah II Fund for Development and André Schneider, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the World Economic Forum.   The World Economic Forum on the Middle East will once again gather world leaders in business, politics and society to work on practical steps to promote economic policies for diversification and job creation ...

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

Al Ali receives Canadian official
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/20
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Suhair Al Ali on Monday received Vice President of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Rick Cameron and discussed with him the bilateral relations and means of enhancing cooperation in the fields of mutual concern.   During the meeting, Al Ali discussed possibilities of increasing the CIDA assistance to implement a number of projects in the fields of education, vocational training and fighting poverty.   She also briefed the Canadian official on the achievements that Jordan has accomplished in the field of reforming and development, pointing at 'We are All Jordan' initiative which was launched by His Majesty King Abdullah II at the aim of improving the economic infrastructure and the political life. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

King receives Kuwait's Army Chief of Staff
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/20
King Abdullah II on Monday received Kuwait's Army Chief of Staff Pilot General Fahd Al Amir ...During the meeting, which was attended by Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Khaled Sarayreh, the two sides discussed means of enhancing the bilateral relations in the military fields in addition to issues concerning the armed forces of both countries. ...

Islamic group calls for Jerusalem-based caliphate
Haaretz 2006/11/20
The government has received warnings that the Al-Qaida-affiliated Islamic Freedom Party is using preachers on Jerusalem's Temple Mount to call for the establishment of a world Islamic caliphate whose capital is Jerusalem. ...One of the individuals associated with the Islamic Freedom Party is Sheikh Issam Amaira, who lives in Jerusalem. During Ramadan, a sign was placed near the Dome of the Rock reading "[creation of] the caliphate is a commandment from God," flanked by Islamic Freedom Party flags.   Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, has also spoken over the past year of Jerusalem as "the capital of the world Islamic caliphate." ...

Al-Muhajir's Evil Presence
The New York Sun 2006/11/20
...in al-Muhajir's message is his belief that what he perceives as America's imminent military retreat from Iraq has brought an end to one of the "phases of jihad." This is an occasion for al-Muhajir to herald a new phase: the establishment of the caliphate. Al-Muhajir pledges allegiance to the hitherto unheard of " Abu Omar al-Baghdadi." The glaring hint that he is indeed Al Qaeda's candidate for the job of caliph is al-Muhajir's insistence on highlighting al-Baghdadi's Hashemite pedigree — a traditional must-have for any would-be caliph. ...

Siniora's nasty little trick
Haaretz 2006/11/20
...Two weeks ago, Siniora played a small but nasty trick on Syria when he received the draft of the United Nations' proposal for the establishment of an international tribunal to try Rafik Hariri's assassins. ...Did Siniora know that the delay in presenting the document would cause the collapse of his government? Apparently, he did. He was well aware that Hezbollah (and Syria) had no intention of conceding on the issue of the creation of a national unity government in which Hezbollah would have a veto, and that is why he played his little trick.   Actually, Siniora was afraid that if he presented the proposal to his rivals, they would try to delay its approval and drag him and the government into lengthy discussions that might have ultimately taken all the punch out of the document, which he himself drafted together with UN representatives. Apparently, Siniora wanted at least to guarantee approval of the cabinet resolution regarding the international tribunal before political developments led to his government's collapse.   Now the dispute is a legal one. ...

Prime Minister hosts lunch banquette in the honor of Singaporean President
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/19
...In a speech, the premier expressed pride in the exceptional friendly relations that Singapore and Jordan enjoy. "Relations that are constantly nourished by His Majesty King Abdullah II, His regular calls on Singapore and the shared vision of peace and prosperity and the promise for better life for our peoples... And your Excellency's current visit to Jordan attests to the strength of our bilateral relations," Bakhit noted. ...
He is just the greatest thing since sliced bread, isn't he?

Jordan rejects Lieberman comments as 'nonsense'
The Jerusalem Post 2006/11/19
...Avigdor Lieberman told Israel Radio Saturday that the Jewish state should assassinate Hamas' leadership, ignore Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and walk away from international peace efforts. He said he believed the Palestinians are not interested in setting up their own state, but rather in destroying Israel.   Judeh told The Associated Press, "The only solution that guarantees security and peace in the region ... is the establishment of an independent Palestinian state."   "The only way to achieve this is through direct negotiations with the concerned party, which is the Palestinians," Judeh said. "Threats to use force and violence will only lead to more violence." ...

The Greater Amman Municipality and TRACCS announce launch of Jordan's First Corporate Social Responsibility Forum
AMEInfo 2006/11/19
...This forum will be the first of its kind ever to be held in the Kingdom. It aims to foster positive change and proactive development, and comes in response to a growing need for effective public private partnerships. Participants will be invited to reflect on their achievements throughout the year, and to focus on their goals and plans for the year 2007. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

President of the Palestinian Basketball Association Praises King Abdullah’s Support to the Palestinians
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/19
...In a statement o Jordan News Agency, Akkah expressed appreciation and pride in the King’s honorable stands towards the Palestinians and Jordan’s continued support to the Palestinians. “This support reflects the strong ties between the Jordanian and Palestinian peoples,” he added. ...
? 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 "on verge of coup"
Turkish Press 2006/11/19
..."The (pro-Syrian) opposition groups are on the verge of announcing a coup in the country and we (the anti-Syrian parliamentary majority) should take the brave decision to confront all options," said Jumblatt in an address to the politiburo members of his group, the Progressive Socialist Party ...

'Innocent Citizens' Protecting Terrorists? - No Such Thing
Arutz Sheva A7 2006/11/19
The IDF called off a planned aerial strike on the home of a leading terrorist commander in northern Gaza last night, after hundreds of Arabs gathered around the building, defying Israel to bomb it. Chanting, "Death to America and death to Israel!" in scenes broadcast on Palestinian Authority television, many of the Arabs said they would be willing to give their lives in the struggle. However, their bravado was, unsurprisingly, not tested, as the IDF called off the strike because of the protest. "The attack plan was canceled because of the people there," an IDF spokesman said. "We differentiate between innocent people and terrorists."   Rabbi Zalman Melamed, however, says that there were no innocent people there to be differentiated. "We must do whatever we can to prevent hits on our citizens," he told Arutz-7 today. "From an ethical point of view, there would have been no problem to hit the building, even with all the people there. Their presence there was part of the war against us. From a practical/diplomatic standpoint, of course, we have to measure our steps carefully." ...

Bomb Iran - Diplomacy is doing nothing to stop the Iranian nuclear threat; a show of force is the only answer.
The Los Angeles Times 2006/11/19
WE MUST bomb Iran.   It has been four years since that country's secret nuclear program was brought to light, and the path of diplomacy and sanctions has led nowhere. ...This would not end Iran's weapons program, but it would certainly delay it.   What should be the timing of such an attack? If we did it next year, that would give time for U.N. diplomacy to further reveal its bankruptcy yet would come before Iran will have a bomb in hand (and also before our own presidential campaign). In time, if Tehran persisted, we might have to do it again.   Can President Bush take such action after being humiliated in the congressional elections and with the Iraq war having grown so unpopular? Bush has said that history's judgment on his conduct of the war against terror is more important than the polls. If Ahmadinejad gets his finger on a nuclear trigger, everything Bush has done will be rendered hollow. We will be a lot less safe than we were when Bush took office.   Finally, wouldn't such a U.S. air attack on Iran inflame global anti-Americanism? Wouldn't Iran retaliate in Iraq or by terrorism? Yes, probably. That is the price we would pay. But the alternative is worse. ...

Report: Olmert Orders Targeting Hamas Leaders Here & Abroad
Arutz Sheva 2006/11/19
According to a report in the Sunday Times published in Britain, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has ordered the security establishment to target Hamas leaders in PA (Palestinian Authority) autonomous areas and abroad.   The report states the prime minister decided Israel can no longer permit Hamas’ leadership to continue with impunity. ...

Uniting Arab economies
Yemen Times 2006/11/19
Arab countries need to link their economies in complementary frameworks if they want to have a stronger business image across the world. As the regional economies boom, it is the right time to evaluate joint economic action and give priority to collective rather than individual country-based interests, writes Abu Hamood. The 18-member Arab Economic and Social Council formed in late 2005, is all set to finalise a strategy for the full implementation of Greater Arab Free Trade Zone. ...
Hmmm.

Syria wants Golan in return for helping US
Times Online 2006/11/19
SYRIA is to demand American help in securing the return of the Golan Heights from Israel as the price of co-operation over Iraq. With the White House under pressure to talk to its adversary, President Bashar al-Assad has resolved that his assistance will not be cheap.   Assad has been considering how to respond to an American overture following reports that the Iraq Study Group will recommend that the United States engage Syria and Iran in talks on Iraq, a position backed by Tony Blair last week. ...

Minister Lieberman: Kill Hamas Leadership, Deal With Jordan
Arutz Sheva 2006/11/18
Speaking with Israel Radio Saturday, Lieberman outlined his vision for the steps Israel must take. He asserted that the Palestinian Authority’s Arabs are not interested in setting up a state, but in destroying Israel "in the service of international Jihad.” Lieberman said that to ensure its survival, Israel must reject all past agreements and current interim proposals, from the failed Oslo Accords to the unimplemented US Road Map to Peace.   "Continued commitment to Oslo and to the Road Map will lead us to another round of conflict - a much bloodier round,” he said. “And in the end we will be in an even worse dead-end position that threatens our very existence in the future."   Lieberman dismissed efforts to empower Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), whose group was trounced by the Islamist Hamas in the PA’s parliamentary elections. The newly appointed Minister of Strategic Threats said Israel should instead develop closer coordination with the Hashemite rulers of Jordan regarding administrating the Arab areas of Judea and Samaria.   “We have always targeted the wrong places and taken care not to speak with the right people. We are seeking a reliable partner and that only exists in Jordan right now. ...
? 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.

Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East”
Global Research 2006/11/18
...A relatively unknown map of the Middle East, NATO-garrisoned Afghanistan, and Pakistan has been circulating around strategic, governmental, NATO, policy and military circles since mid-2006. It has been causally allowed to surface in public, maybe in an attempt to build consensus and to slowly prepare the general public for possible, maybe even cataclysmic, changes in the Middle East. This is a map of a redrawn and restructured Middle East identified as the “New Middle East.” ...
Here again we see this map emerging. MAP

U.S. makes new push to revive Middle East peace
WashingtonPost.com 2006/11/17
The United States is making a new push to kick-start the Israeli-Palestinian peace process that could include an international peace conference in Jordan at the end of the month, said a U.S. official and diplomats.   But they said such a meeting hinged on whether a new Palestinian government, which is still being negotiated, met conditions laid down by the quartet of Middle East mediators: to recognize Israel, renounce violence and abide by past agreements. ...

The purpose-driven lie
WorldNetDaily 2006/11/16
...now that Rick Warren has traveled to and provided legitimacy to a hostile foreign government, presided over by a brutal fascist dictator who hates Jews, threatens Israel, subverts neighboring Lebanon, imprisons and terrorizes its own citizens and even kills them in massive numbers when they stand up in revolt – now I have to denounce this impostor in the strongest terms possible.   It is my biblical mandate to do so. ...

Abbas perpetuates the big lie
Jerusalem Newswire 2006/11/16
The man at the head of the united Arab quest to steal Israel's heartland from the Jewish people Wednesday reiterated his assertion that Israel should get its people out of "our lands."   Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas, the suit-and-tie-wearing terrorist who for decades helped Yasser Arafat kill more Jews than anyone since Hitler, "appealed" to Israel to return to the land-for-peace process.   This process of terror-driven diplomacy has effectively weakened the Jewish state over the last 15 years, while the Arab countries around Israel continue to upgrade their military capabilities. ...

King Visits PSD and CDD
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/16
...King Abdullah II on Thursday visited the Public Security Department PSD and stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation between citizens and policemen. ...At the end of the visit, King Abdullah expressed acceptance for the level of the CDD services, issuing directives to present the best services for citizens.
Always appearing to seek the best for the citizenry.

Lebanese president Expresses Thanks for King Abdullah
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/16
Lebanese President Emile Lahhud expressed thank and appreciation for efforts exerted by His Majesty King Abdullah II to support Lebanon.   President Lahhud's remarks were made during a speech to the Jordanian TV. He reiterated that the visit of His Majesty the King to Lebanon can not be forgotten. ...

King Abdullah calls for increased participation in development process - Jordan
MENAfn 2006/11/15
...King Abdullah on Tuesday expressed his confidence in the country's youth to contribute to implementing economic and development programmes that seek to combat poverty and unemployment.   During a meeting with members of the We are All Jordan Youth Commission at Basman Palace yesterday, the King urged them to step up their participation in the country's development process. ...Following the forum, King Abdullah directed the government in October to establish the 'We are All Jordan' Youth Commission to enhance young people's role in socio-economic and political plans. He said members of the commission should support youth-oriented programmes and initiatives at the national level, with the aim of building "a generation of young leaders who are able to take Jordan to advanced stages of prosperity, modernisation and development."

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

Jordan and Israel plan to build joint airport at Aqaba
Jane's 2006/11/15
The Jordanian and Israeli governments are to step up plans to build an international airport at Jordan's Red Sea resort of Aqaba that would serve both countries. ...The project has been in the works for more than a decade, and was revived when Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres, whose portfolio includes development of the Negev Desert region in southern Israel, and Jordan's King Abdullah II, who favours expanding economic ties with Israel, decided to accelerate joint economic projects. ...

Iran, Syria Continue To Show Destabilizing Behavior, Rice Says
USINFO.STATE.GOV 2006/11/15
The Bush administration is willing to talk to Syria and Iran under the right circumstances, but both countries continue to demonstrate behavior that is destabilizing to the Middle East, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.
...Syria appears to have “aligned itself with the forces of extremism,” and has given “no indication” that it desires to be a stabilizing force in the Middle East. ...
? 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

Abbas discusses with Jordan's king the formation of a Palestinian unity government
International Herald Tribune 2006/11/14
..."It is imperative to break the international sanctions on the Palestinian people because success in forming the Palestinian government will lead to that and will help strengthen the internal Palestinian front," Abdullah told Abbas, according to a royal palace statement.   The king also vowed to rally worldwide support to ease the Palestinian economic crunch.   "Resolving the Palestinian issue according to resolutions of the international legitimacy in line with a two-state solution and restoring the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people is the only way for a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East," Abdullah asserted. ...
It should be obvious to any observer who is driving the 'peace process' machine in the middle east.

Hashemite aid convoys to be sent to Palestinians
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/14
The Hashemite Jordanian Charity Fund is due to send two new aid convoys, comprising of 33 trucks full of food stuffs to Palestine, head of the Jordanian representation bureau in the Palestinian National Authority Yahya Qaralleh said.   Such aid comes upon His Majesty King Abdullah II’s instructions and within the consistent support Jordan offers to Palestinians to help them confront the difficult situations they are facing ...
This move on the part of the king helps portray him to the rest of the world as a compassionate and benevolent ruler.

Palestinian Ambassador Thanks King for Donating Two Kidney Dialysis to Al Shifa' Hospital
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/14
Palestinian Ambassador to Jordan Attallah Khairi thanked His Majesty King Abdullah II for donating two kidney dialysis units to Al Shifa' Hospital in the Gaza Strip ...
This move on the part of the king helps portray him to the rest of the world as a compassionate and benevolent ruler.

“European countries want to fund Haifa-Amman rail line”
Globes 2006/11/13
“European countries are proposing financing the Jezreel Valley rail line from Haifa to Amman, using the old Hejaz railway route,” said Ministry of Transport Gideon Siterman during a meeting with Jordan’s Ambassador to Israel Ali Al-Ayed. Ministry of Transport Shaul Mofaz also attended the meeting. The parties also discussed building a joint Eilat-Aqaba airport. ...

Iraqi Economist Praises King’s Support to Iraq
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/13
President of the Iraqi Businessmen Association
Thamer Razouqi Al Sheikhali praised the support provided by Jordan under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II to his country.   In a statement to Jordan News Agency, Petra, Al Sheikhali said that His Majesty gives the Iraqi issue special attention at all international forums, and continuously seeks to explain the suffering of the Iraqis caused by the unstable conditions in the country.   “Jordan and Iraq are bound by economic, political and social ties and Jordan is Iraq’s main gate to the outside world,” he added. ...

Increase in Goods Shipment through Aqaba Port
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/13
The size of exported and imported goods through Aqaba Port during August witnessed an increase of 277.3 thousand tones compared with the same period last year. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

'Palestinians' pull wool over world's eyes with new PM
Jerusalem Newswire 2006/11/13
The Palestinian Arabs tried on Monday to pull the wool over the international community's eyes by nominating a new, independent candidate for prime minister.   If unity government talks between Hamas and PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah progress, the terror group will relinquish direct control over the government and Mohammed Shabir will become the next prime minister of the "Palestini
ans." ...Hamas and Abbas both hope the move will end months of international economic sanctions against the Palestinian Authority.   However, it must be noted that while Shabir, former president of the Islamic University in Gaza, is not a member of Hamas, he is a close ally of the terror group. ...

Arab states decide to break sanctions to Palestinians
ABC News Online 2006/11/13
The secretary-general of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, says Arab states have agreed not to cooperate with sanctions imposed on the Hamas-led Palestinian Government by western countries. ...The meeting was called to discuss how to respond to the American veto of a draft United Nations resolution condemning recent Israeli military actions in Gaza.   Mr Moussa said the decision to break the financial blockade was in response to the US veto.   "Now they will have to transfer money, would have to transfer the medical aid and food according to what the Palestinians need and what the Arabs decide regardless of what others will decide," he said. ...

FEATURE - India's "lost" Jews set for long-awaited homecoming
Reuters 2006/11/13
...The tale of how the community's ancestors supposedly came to this thin slice of land sandwiched between Bangladesh and Myanmar is grand in its sweep of history, but short on scientific support.   Exiled from ancient Israel by the Assyrian empire around 730 BC, a tribe is forced east and travels through Afghanistan and China before settling in what is now India's northeast.   Their language, history and traditions forgotten, they now look like their Mongoloid neighbours, speak a Tibeto-Burmese language, rear pigs and eat pork. ...

Saraya Aqaba, Saudi Oger Sign Grandest Construction Contract in Jordan
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/12
Sayra Aqaba and Saudi Oger signed the second phase agreement of Saraya Aqaba project, which is the grandest real estate development project in Jordan valued at US$700 million. ...Wazani said that Choosing Saudi Oger to implement the project was because of its wide capabilities and experience on the regional and international levels in carrying out grand projects.
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Midas Furniture launches a new line of products during its participation at "EKAR INVEST 2006"
AMEInfo 2006/11/12
...Supporting its mission, Midas recently signed a cooperation agreement with Methaq Realty Company. This agreement incorporates providing the first five buyers of Methaq's project "Jewels 1" located in Abdoun, a voucher worth JD 20,000 to furnish their new villas from Midas, along with a plan for furnishing.   Midas furniture is known for being the largest and most resourceful showroom in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Terror groups vow to attack US targets
The Jerusalem Post 2006/11/12
...The groups warned the Americans that "by supporting Israel's war crimes and massacres, you have turned yourselves into a legitimate target for all Palestinians and Muslims."   They called on Muslims to deal "merciless blows" to the Americans wherever they are founded.   "The American-Zionist enemy understands only the language of blood and force," the groups said. "This is the only way for us to achieve our rights and demands." ...

Abbas: We'll stick to 'Arafat's Path'
Jerusalem Newswire 2006/11/12
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) at the weekend pledged that the PA would not stray from the road towards Israel's destruction forged by arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat. ...Abbas, who for decades served as a senior official during Arafat's terror war against Israel, has successfully got the western world to regard him as a "moderate."   Nonetheless, in his writings and speeches, he has made it clear that he still supports the eventual eradication of Israel from the Middle East.

Rice: Syrian Territory Used for Accelerated Arming of Hizbullah
Naharnet 2006/11/12
..."This is a dangerous state that is behaving in a dangerous manner," Rice told Israel's second largest daily, Maariv.  
"The United States is concerned and is following closely the use of Syrian territory as a way-station for the accelerated arming of Hizbullah," ..."Syria is a way-station for Iranian arms that cross the Middle East. It is not a state that contributes to stability in the Middle East," Rice said.   "This is obvious to everyone, and we are watching this situation closely. We are working with additional international agencies in order to tell Syria that it must change this behavior pattern."   "We clarified that Syria must change its behavior as soon as possible," she added. ...
? 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

'Israel must prepare for full-scale war'
The Jerusalem Post 2006/11/12
Israel has to prepare for a full-scale war, in which Syria will be an important player, an Israeli military official told the British Sunday Times. "The challenge from Iran and Syria is now top of the Israeli defense agenda, higher than the Palestinian one," another official 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

King Abdullah II: Jordan is Committed to the Reform Process
Alarab Online 2006/11/11
The Arab-British Chamber of Commerce organised an investment seminar on Jordan with the collaboration of the Jordanian Institute for Investment Promotion and UK Trade and Investment. The seminar was under the patronage of King Abdullah II and his wife Rania. The Jordanian King reaffirmed his country’s commitment to the continuation of the reform process and the build up of a free and open economy, a choice stemming from the belief in the importance of the private sector and its crucial role in achieving progress and development. ...

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

UN envoy delivers 'final draft' on court to try Hariri assassins
The Daily Star 2006/11/11
The Lebanese government has received the final draft of an international tribunal that will try those suspected of the assassination of former Premier Rafik Hariri ...The source said the Cabinet was expected to discuss the draft after Siniora returns from a trip to Seoul and Tokyo next week and then refer it to Parliament for ratification. ...

Iran complains to UN about Sneh 'threat'
The Jerusalem Post 2006/11/11
...Sneh told the Post in an interview that he "was not advocating Israeli preemptive military action against Iran" but that "even the last resort is sometimes the only resort." ...Olmert issued his own threats against the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.   In a message ahead of his visit to the US, he said Iran would only agree to compromise on its nuclear program if it saw genuine reasons to fear reprisals. "Iran must start to fear," he said, stressing that Israel would support a compromise that would prevent Iran from achieving nuclear capability.   "This is the first time in many years that the official leader of a major nation... has talked of the liquidation of another nation that is a member of the United Nations," Olmert said. "He is a man who is ready to commit crimes against humanity, and he has to be stopped." ...

Arab League criticizes U.S. veto on a U.N. resolution for Palestinians
International Herald Tribune 2006/11/11
The Arab League strongly criticized the United States for vetoing Saturday a U.N. Security Council draft resolution that sought to condemn an Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip and demand Israeli troops pull out of the territory. ...At the Security Council, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said the Arab-backed draft resolution was "biased against Israel and politically motivated." ...

Kurdistan beyond Iraq
Open Democracy 2006/11/10
...The Iraq Study Group, co-chaired by the former US secretary of state James A Baker is scheduled to report on its recommendations in January 2007. It is expected to propose a "three-in-one" partition of Iraq, dividing the country into Sunni, Shi'a, and Kurdish entities. This is likely to be endorsed by President Bush. ...

Olmert's ill-timed Washington visit
Jewish World Review 2006/11/10
...as Michael Ledeen from the American Enterprise Institute, who served with Gates in the Reagan administration argues, when Bush made the decision in April 2003 not to widen the campaign in Iraq to the sources of the then-nascent insurgency in Syria and Iran,
the President effectively decided not to win the war in Iraq. This is the case because Iraq is merely one front in a regional war. The US cannot win the regional war while limiting its operations to playing defense on one front.   Today Israel stands alone against the Palestinians. More disturbingly, the responsibility for preventing Iran from achieving nuclear capabilities has moved conclusively from Washington to Jerusalem.   But Olmert, who spent his last visit in the US capital trying to convince the Americans to support his plan to surrender Judea and Samaria to Hamas, is not a strong leader. He is a weak leader. The new wind blowing out of Washington will easily cast him asunder. ...
Article and emphasis contributed by Bob Anderson.

Jordan, Bulgaria Sign Cooperation Agreements
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/9
...Acting Minister of Commerce and Industry Salem Khaza'leh and his Romanian counterpart Minister of Economy and Energy Rumen Ovcharov signed a number of agreements in the fields of preventing double taxation and cooperation in the customs, labor, social affairs, telecommunications, energy, mineral resources, culture and education.   The two countries also cancelled the agreement signed between them in 2002 since Bulgaria is joining the EU as of the next year and replace it with the Jordanian-European partnership agreement.
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Jordan qualified to benefit from MCC Compact Assistance program
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/9
...Al-Ali explained that this qualification comes as a result of the intensive efforts made by His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Government of Jordan over the past year, it also reflects the US Administration’s appreciation of the progress that Jordan has made in forging ahead with political, economic and social reforms. She also noted that Jordan is the first Lower Middle Income Country in the world to qualify for MCC Compact Status. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

King Congratulates Emperor of Japan
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/9
...King Abdullah II on Thursday sent a cable to His Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan 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 President of Angola
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/9
...King Abdullah II on Thursday sent a cable to President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos of the Republic of Angola 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: Jordanians' Cohesion and United Stance against Terrorism Make us Proud of Our People
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/9
..."This sinister crime shows that fighting terrorism and terrorists is the responsibility of all, for terrorism is blind and does not distinguish between one person and another irrespective of his, nationality, race or religion," the King said.   His Majesty said that terrorist acts that had occurred in our beloved capital Amman and the capitals of Arab and Islamic and friendly states such as Riyadh, London and Madrid, is not in any way related to Islam, and distorts the image of our tolerant religion. ...

HRW urges Jordan to scrap laws silencing critics
Middle East Times 2006/11/8
A leading US-based rights group has again urged Jordan to abolish laws used to silence its critics, after charges were made then dropped against a senior court official accused of slandering the king. ...

King condoles President Musharraf
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/8
...King Abdullah II sent a cable on Wednesday to President Pervez Musharraf President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan condoling him, over the terrorist attack that targeted Pakistani military camp which claimed a number of Pakistani soldiers and injured others.   In the cable, the king affirmed his condemnation and denunciation for criminal act which has nothing to do with Islam or humanity, expressing 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.

Cabinet to review Peace Valley project
Haaretz 2006/11/8
...Shimon Peres will present his Peace Valley program for the development of the border areas between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan to the cabinet for its approval in approximately two weeks.    According to a draft government agreement, a managing body will be set up to handle the negotiations with the relevant parties to further the project whose cost is estimated at $10 billion.   The project will be funded by private investments, and Israel and Jordan will allot land to entrepreneurs ...Jordan's King Abdullah and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas approved the venture, and Peres held meetings with international figures and leaders of parties in the Knesset, none of whom, the Vice Premier says, expressed their opposition to the project. ...
Contributed by Jody Deasy.
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

FEATURE-Jordan dynasty bolsters religious role in Jerusalem
Reuters 2006/11/8
Jordan's King Abdullah watched intently during a presentation of plans for the construction of a new minaret near the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.   He was told the minaret -- the first structure to be built in over 600 years at Islam's third holiest shrine -- would feature the engraving of a seven-point Hashemite star, like the one on the kingdom's flag.  
"The preservation of Islamic sanctities is a responsibility that I have been bequeathed and I will continue to shoulder in the footsteps of my forefathers," the king told senior clerics, who also attended the presentation in the Jordanian capital. ...Some analysts say King Abdullah, whose family says it is descended from the Prophet Mohammad, also wants to assert his Islamic credentials in a period of rising radicalism on Jordan's borders with the Palestinians to the west and Iraq to the east. ..."This shows that King Abdullah is also sending not just a message about religious custodianship but that as Hashemites they will not abandon their role in ending Jerusalem's occupation," said Adnan Abu Oudeh, a former palace adviser. ...Israel has already given assurances it will not make a fuss over the minaret ...
? Rev. 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
The Little Horn is rising to the position that will allow him to go forth to conquer.
Above article, scripture, and opinion contributed by Tim Trimble.
My additional scripture and comments:
? 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.
It appears that Israel, in view of the most difficult circumstances surrounding them, have accepted the Hashemite king's dominance over temple mount, and accept him as their 'best political bet', so to speak, from the radicalism that threatens their very existence, and which he appears to be attempting to resist in his own kingdom, as well as throughout the greater middle east and the Islamic world at large.

King condemns Israeli massacre in Beit Hanoun
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/8
King Abdullah said Jordan would save no effort in its drive to stop Israeli military operations in Gaza Strip and put an end to the Palestinian people’s suffering. ...The King reiterated the necessity for an immediate action by the world community and the powers influencing peace in the region to bring the peace process back into track. There is a dire need to restart the peace process as soon as possible, the King affirmed.
Contributed by Pete Fisher.
? 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.

Jordan, Kazakhstan open talks
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/8
...“The visit came upon the directives from His Majesty King Abdullah II and based upon the previous visit of the King last year”, Bakhit said, adding this visit aims to promote the bilateral relations.   “We, in Jordan look at your experiment with appreciation and respect as you continue your path towards a bright future”, Premier said.   Premier stressed that the King’s keenness to activate with events taking place cross the world based on the principle of responsibility and participation, noting that His Majesty the King shouldered the task to raise the level of Arab-Islamic coordination to defend the true image of moderate Islam, Islam that rejects violence and adamant and encourage dialogue and respect diversity in thoughts and opinion. ...

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

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Three Palestinian terrorist groups are cut loose for mass revenge attacks inside Israel - sparking high Israeli terror alert
DEBKAfile 2006/11/8
They are Hamas, Jihad Islami and the al Aqsa Brigades - a branch of Abbas’ Fatah. The high terror alert declared by the IDF, Shin Beit, Israeli Border Guards and police was prompted by an intelligence warning that the three Palestinian groups had placed their select West Bank units under orders to launch immediate suicide mega-attacks in Israel in revenge for the 20 Palestinian deaths in Beit Hanoun, N. Gaza Wednesday, Nov. 8. ...

Syria must not meddle: Norway FM
Gulf Times 2006/11/8
Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said yesterday that Oslo has asked Syria not to interfere in the internal affairs of neighbouring Lebanon.   "I conveyed a message from Norway that all outside countries should respect the integrity of the Lebanese state, the Lebanese borders and the different Lebanese political groups to work out their own future," 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

Syria Shocks PKK
Zaman Online 2006/11/8
Syria gave members of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is connected to the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), heavy prison sentences in a surprise move.   PKK militants had attempted to organize a demonstration to celebrate the founding of the PYD. Syrian security forces, however, did not give permission for the demonstration, resulting in a conflict in which125 people were detained and sent to a Damascus prison.   The PKK members were tried by the court and sentenced from 10 to 30 years imprisonment on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization, provoking national and class conflicts through violence and trying to bind Syrian lands to a foreign country. ...
? 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

Hamas's Meshaal vows retaliation over Gaza shelling
Reuters 2006/11/8
..."Our condemnation will not be in words but in deeds, the resistance will respond," Meshaal told a news conference in Damascus.   "All Palestinian groups are urged to activate resistance despite the difficult situation on the ground. Our confidence in our military wing to respond is big," said Meshaal, the group's leader in exile.   "The period of calm ended at the end of 2005... The resistance is free to act but the situation on the ground dictates the military performance," he added. ...

Syria attacks UN report of arms traffic to Lebanon
Reuters 2006/11/8
...Syrian U.N. Ambassador Bashar Jaafari dismissed as "untrue" an Oct. 30 statement on alleged smuggling by Terje Roed-Larsen, the top U.N. diplomat on Lebanese ties with Syria.   The envoy's report set off alarms in the Middle East because it bolstered Israeli charges that Syria was smuggling arms to Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon ...
? 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

World must not abandon Iraq - Jordan's king
Reuters 2006/11/7
...King Abdullah warned British parliamentarians Iraq could end up as another generations-long conflict in the Middle East unless world leaders explored every political, economic and diplomatic opening that could bring about reconciliation among the country's divided communities.   "It is vital for the friends of peace not to abandon Iraq to chaos... For the world to disengage when events are at a critical point would have serious unintended consequences.   "An urgent priority is reconciliation, so that leaders from the three major communities can meet face to face, find common ground and create home-grown, effective solutions. The historic suffering of Kurds and Shi'ites must be acknowledged; as must that of the Sunnis today," he said. ...
Article contributed by Jody Deasy.
King Abdullah II, the voice of Islam, and the voice for the Arabs, and alas ...the voice for Iraq too.  I'm sure the democrats who have won the US house could work out a deal whereby the king could get the job of 'managing' Iraq in exchange for allowing US to somehow leave gracefully, perhaps to go off and fight the bad influences of Syria and Iran.  We watch and wait.

The Almanac - On this date in history
Market Day 2006/11/7
On this date in history [11/13]: ...in 2005, Jordanian King Abdullah II said the Iraqi al-Qaida bombers who struck three hotels this week were "insane" and vowed to take the fight to them. ...
? 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.

King warns against failure to achieve peace
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/7
...Speaking at the Palace of Westminster, King Abdullah said the region had witnessed an alarming increase in the frequency and intensity of regional crises and that new crisis were occurring alongside other important changes in the regional environment, opening the door to extremists and expansionist regional actors.   The King accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania, told members of both houses of Parliament and diplomats that walking away from these challenges was not an option because their impact extends to every corner of the world. "We must confront these dangers, think in new ways about how peace and progress can be achieved – and act," ...
Contributed by Pete Fisher.

King interviewed by Financial Times Newspaper
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/7
...King Abdullah II warned against outbreak of the situation in the Middle East during the next year if the Palestinian-Israeli peace process is not revived. ...King Abdullah II said that there is now an Arab and Islamic group working to push the peace process forward, based on the 2002 initiative that was endorsed at the Arab summit held in Beirut.   It should be noted that the Arab initiative promises Israel to normalize its relations with the countries of the region if it withdrew from the occupied Arab territories. ...
? Daniel 8:25 ...and by peace shall destroy many [under the banner of peace, which this king keeps pushing, many are now being destroyed]
? 1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
[when the so called 'peace and safety' arrives, all should know what follows]
All this to come perhaps via this king?  We watch and wait.

Iraqi Sunnis flee, saying US's enemy is Iran
IranMania 2006/11/7
Sunni Muslim refugees from one of Iraq's most violent towns, with an eye toward possible US policy changes after Tuesday's congressional elections, say America ought to drop its war on insurgents and focus on battling Iran's growing influence in their country ...
Hmmm.

Mashaal threatens to kidnap more IDF soldiers
The Jerusalem Post 2006/11/7
Hamas Damascus-based leader Khaled Mashaal threatened on Tuesday that Hamas would kidnap more IDF soldiers if Israel does not free all Palestinian prisoners. ...

Jerusalem Catholic patriarch: U.S. could guarantee Israel's survival
Catholic Online 2006/11/7
..."The main question for the U.S. administration and for Israel is survival," said Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah of Jerusalem during a Nov. 2 interview with Catholic journalists from the United States. "But if the U.S. wants Israel to survive, to be recognized, then it should take measures to surround Israel with friends. But current U.S. policy is surrounding Israel with enemies. That's not the way to protect your friend." ...

Jordan may send PLA to bolster security
Gulf News 2006/11/6
...Spokesman Nasser Judeh said that the possibility of sending the Badr Brigade of the Palestinian Liberation Army “has been raised” with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, adding that Jordan wanted to “support the Palestinian National Authority in any way possible.”   However, many Palestinians fear that Jordan still dreams of regaining control over the West Bank and that the PLA forces trained there are loyal to the Hashemite kingdom. ...

Iraqi criminal court’s decision, an Iraqi internal affair- Judeh
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/6
Jordanian government’s spokesperson Nasser Judeh on Monday said that the decision of the Iraqi criminal court to sentence deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is an internal Iraqi affair. In Iraq there is a system with a parliament and elected government and have their own judicial measures, so we can not comment on the court’s measures, Judeh told reporters in his weekly press conference. All we can say is that we in Jordan are interested in Iraq’s unity and integrity and in getting out of the dilemma Iraq is passing through, Judeh added. He pointed out that Jordan’s stand towards Iraq has been expressed many times by His Majesty King Abdullah II , who urged for unifying endeavours and supporting the Iraqi government’s efforts to gain national reconciliation and affording security and stability there. ...

King Abdullah II meets with British economic activist
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/6
...King Abdullah II started his activities in the British capital by a meeting with representatives of the British economic activities, where he renewed Jordan’s commitment to go on in the reform process and build a free and open economy, proceeding from belief in the importance of the private sector and its role in achieving development. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Exclusive: Radical Islam Threatens the Freedoms of American Women
Family Security Matters 2006/11/6
The specter of the global domination goals of theocratic totalitarianism, as represented by growing numbers of radical Islamist terrorists and the rise of terrorist-sponsoring nation states, threatens Jews, Christians and the west, it's true. But the threat particularly targets women of all religions, including right here in America, in what would be every day life under shar-ia law. Where are the feminists when we need them? ...

PRESIDENT OF AZERBAIJAN RECEIVES JORDAN’S DELEGATION HEADED BY PREMIER OF THIS COUNTRY
Azertag.com 2006/11/6
...The official visit of His Majesty, King Abdullah II has been an important step in this direction, the President noted. The political relations between two countries are high level. In addition, we have to reach higher level of economic ties, as well. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

The Region: Meet 'national Islamism'
The Jerusalem Post 2006/11/6
In July 2006, Muhammad Abd al-Sattar, a deputy minister in Syria's government, made a very strange statement on that country's state-controlled television. Jihad, he said, is the duty of every Muslim, Arab and Christian in order to kill the Jews.   But wait a minute. Why did Sattar say Muslim, Arab and Christian? After all, jihad is an Islamic religious notion. Why should Christians wage Jihad? And the word Arab here means the non-Muslim, non-Christian Alawites who rule Syria and pretend to be Muslims.   What's happening here is a new ideology, the doctrine of Hamas, Hizbullah, Syria; and the Iraqi insurgents, behind what Syrian President Bashar Assad calls the "resistance" philosophy.   It is the blend of two radical world views: Islamism and Arab nationalism. Call it National Islamism. The last time there was such a synthesis it brought together right-wing nationalism and left-wing populist socialism. The doctrine called itself, appropriately enough, National Socialism. It is best known by the German version of those two words, Nazism for short. ...

Syrian FM Walid Mualem threatens to start “countdown to war” with Israel failing progress on peace track
DEBKAfile 2006/11/6
DEBKAfile cites Mualem’s words at a joint news conference in Damascus with Norwegian foreign minister Jonas Gahr Steore Monday, Nov. 6, as an explicit threat of war to be launched against Israel at a time of Syria’s choosing.   The Syrian minister welcomed a debate going on in Israel about whether to resume negotiations with Damascus on the Golan Heights, which Syria lost to Israel in the Six-Day War. He went on to say: “We now have a window of opportunity of several months. If there is no progress, the countdown will begin for a new Syrian-Israeli war.” ...
Contributed by Mike Smario.

Arab League Head Met With Hamas Chief in Damascus
Arutz Sheva 2006/11/6
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa met in Damascus on Sunday with Hamas politburo leader Khaled Meshal along with other senior Hamas officials.   Hamas released a statement that they remain committed to a coalition government with Fatah. They added that they plan to make a sizable demand ...

Israeli Lawmaker Hopes Americans Choose Security-Minded Candidates
CNSNews 2006/11/6
An Israeli lawmaker said he hopes American voters will choose candidates who have the "wisdom and courage" to deal with international security issues such as Iran and the growing radicalization of some Muslim countries. ...Steinitz told Cybercast News Service he hopes American voters will choose candidates who understand and are ready to act on the growing threat that Iran poses to the Middle East.   "I just hope that Israel's friends in the U.S. [understand] what kind of animosity is being expressed in some parts of the Muslim world," Steinitz said ...

No Third Way in Iraq
American Enterprise Institute 2006/11/6
"Redeployment" Will Not "Incentivize" the Iraqi Military. It Will Lead to Its Collapse. ...The United States has two options in Iraq: stay and try to win, or cut, run, and lose. Attempts to chart a middle course--partial withdrawal or redeployment, accelerated hand-over to the Iraqis, political deals with Syria or Iran--ignore the realities of the military situation. The real choice we face is this: Is it better to accept defeat than to endure the pain of trying to succeed?   The U.S. military, under the stewardship of CENTCOM Commander General John Abizaid, has worked hard from the outset to avoid creating an Iraqi military that is dependent upon the continued presence of U.S. forces. The fear of such dependency is one of the pillars that has supported U.S. strategy from the outset. In order to avoid it, the U.S. military has never fully committed to conducting coherent and comprehensive counterinsurgency operations on its own, preferring to wait until the Iraqis are able to undertake them. We are still waiting, and the insurgency is strengthening its organization and inciting chaos through mass murder and sectarian violence.   The Iraqi military, unfortunately, is still a work in progress. ...

Israeli Sheikh: Temple Mount is Entirely Islamic
Arutz Sheva 2006/11/6
Responding to a plan to build a synagogue on Judaism's most sacred site, Sheikh Raad Salah warns that the entire complex is Moslem. Islam was founded 550 years after the Jewish Temple was destroyed. ..."The synagogue will not interfere with believing Moslems who wish to pray at the Al-Aksa Mosque," Ariel said. "On the contrary, this is an opportunity for the Moslem world to demonstrate and prove that it is tolerant enough."   The "Moslem world" is not jumping at said opportunity. The announcement by Sheikh Salah's organization states, "We hereby warn aloud about the existence of a Jewish national consensus that is trying to build the Holy Temple at the expense of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. We warn that similar plans were submitted to Ariel Sharon and Ehud Barak and their publication led to violence, the ramifications of which have not ended to this day." ...

Hussein could become martyr
Newsday.com 2006/11/6
The verdict in Saddam Hussein's trial was as expected: guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging. And the reaction was just as expected: celebration by Iraq's Shia majority and condemnation by Sunnis. ..."If Saddam Hussein is executed while American troops are still occupying Iraq, he will be an even bigger hero for many insurgents," said Walid Zubaidy, an Iraqi political analyst. "He will be remembered as a leader who defied the Americans until the end." ...

Syria threatens war with Israel
Jerusalem Newswire 2006/11/6
Syria's information minister on Sunday said his nation could resort to armed conflict if Israel does not agree to negotiate its surrender of the Golan Heights. ...
? 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

Hamas, Abbas Reach Agreement on New Govt
Forbes 2006/11/6
Moderate President Mahmoud Abbas and negotiators from the Islamic militant Hamas have reached agreement in principle on forming a Palestinian government of technocrats, but still need to wrap up important details, a Hamas Cabinet minister said Monday.   The platform of the new government would be intentionally vague, especially on the issue of recognizing Israel. It is not clear whether that would be acceptable to the international community, which has called on the Palestinian government to recognize Israel, renounce violence, and accept past agreements with Israel. ...

This is just another ploy to obtain international financing.  Their 'vagueness' speaks volumes that they will never accept Israel.

Jordan's military prosecutor dismisses case against an ex-cabinet minister
International Herald Tribune 2006/11/5
A military prosecutor dismissed the case brought against a former cabinet minister who was charged with slandering Jordan's King Abdullah II and harming national unity, the official Petra news agency reported Sunday.   Adnan Abu-Odeh "will not be tried and the case against him is considered closed," Petra reported, quoting an unnamed attorney general at the military State Security Court.   Abu-Odeh, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin who was once minister of information and a political adviser to the king, was questioned earlier this week following remarks he made on Al-Jazeera satellite television on Oct. 21. In the interview, Abu-Odeh allegedly criticized Jordan's royal family and the government's treatment of Jordanians of Palestinian origin. ...

French Defence Minister holds press conference
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/5
...Alliot Marie hailed cooperation between the two countries in the field of training and joint drills as well as intelligence. She pointed out to carrying out activities in the fields of maintenance that would allow installing industries to afford job opportunities for Jordanians. ...The Minister hailed Jordan’s role in the region for peace . Jordan’s army is one of the prominent armies of the world not in terms of number but in terms of quality and expertise ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

King, Queen receive students of Beslan
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/5
...King Abdullah II on Sunday said that the terror the school of Beslan was exposed to two years ago , targeted Jordan and the world at large. Such a terrorist attack calls on us all to confront it through working out a joint conception for all cultures. ...
Hmmm.  Now what, pray tell, is 'a joint conception for all cultures'?

King, Queen arrive in London
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/5
...King Abdullah And Queen Rania Al Abdullah have arrived in London on an official visit.   During the few-day visit their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania Al Abdullah are expected to meet with Queen Elizabeth II the Queen of Britain.   His Majesty the King is expected to discuss with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and other British senior officials the promotion of the international bilateral cooperation relations, the current issues in the Middle East, the int’l community exertion to entrench peace and stability in the region. ...

Oman Air appoints GMTT as its GSA in Jordan
AMEInfo 2006/11/4
The Jordan-based Green Meadows Travel and Tourism (GMTT), a sister company of Al Naouri Group (NG), one of the largest and fastest growing Travel and Transport group companies in the Middle East, has been appointed General Sales Agent (GSA) in The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan by the National flag carrier of the Sultanate of Oman. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Bakhit opens deliberations of Arab Jurists Union's meeting
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/4
Prime Minister Dr. Marouf Bakhit said that His Majesty King Abdullah II paid special attention of the judiciary authority since His Majesty has taken his constitutional powers and launched an agenda for the economic and political development and reform which extended to the judiciary to improve its abilities and its independence. ...
This move on the part of the king helps portray him to the rest of the world as a just and benevolent ruler.

Ministerial Reshuffle on Bakhit's Cabinet
Jordan News Agency 2006/11/3
...King Abdullah II approved carrying out reshuffle on the government of Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit, officials said.   Government Spokesperson Nasser Judah said, in an interview with the Jordanian TV, that PM Bakhit asked for permission from His Majesty the King to carry out such reshuffle which will include a number of portfolios. ...
There he goes again.

Europe: Racing to Damascus
yNetNews 2006/11/2
..."We have made it clear to the Syrians that they can choose between playing a more constructive role, regionally, or continuing to support terrorism in the face of opposition by the International community," in the words of one Downing Street official, who denied that the visit was a sea change in attitudes towards Damascus.
? 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 denies it is trying to oust Lebanese gov't
The Jerusalem Post 2006/11/2
..."The US administration's attempts to circulate that Syria, Iran and Hizbullah are seeking to destabilize Lebanon are not true," the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "Since it withdrew its troops from Lebanon, Syria has voiced its support for anything that the Lebanese agree on through their national dialogue," the statement said. ...

HAMAS FIRING ROCKETS FROM THE WEST BANK
Dafka 2006/11/2
...It should be noted, saying "Hamas begins firing missiles" is disingenuous. These attacks are by the Palestinian Authority government and in no way being prevented by Abbas's Fatah. This is further proof there is no peace process from the Palestinian side. The PLO uses one faction to create plausible deniablity for another. While Hamas is technically not a part of the PLO, they signed an agreement in 1996 to work with the PLO and coordinate all activities. They are just an octopus arm of the PLO and Fatah. ...

Israel may have to invade border area: minister
The Canadian Jewish News 2006/11/2
Israel will have no alternative but to invade the Philadelphi route, the strip of land between Egypt and Gaza, if Palestinian militants continue to use it to smuggle arms and ammunition, Israel’s former deputy minister of defence warned last week.   “The Philadelpi route is an autostrada, a highway, for smugglers,” Ze’ev Boim said in an interview. “Sophisticated weapons, including anti-tank missiles and anti-aircraft missiles, are being smuggled into Gaza from Egypt. If Egypt doesn’t monitor the border seriously, we’ll have no choice but to invade the Philadelphi route.” ...

Former Jordan official of Palestinian origin sued for TV comments
The Raw Story 2006/11/1
A former Jordanian government official of Palestinian origin was sued Wednesday for saying Palestinians are politically underrepresented in the Kingdom's hierarchy. ...When asked about King Abdullah II's efforts in favour of the Palestinian cause, he replied "we need deeds not words." ...

Higher than the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Haaretz 2006/11/1
...About 10 years after the construction of the Al-Marwani Mosque, the southeastern corner of the Temple Mount is again abuzz with provocative plans. A few weeks ago, to Israel's dissatisfaction,
Jordan's King Abdullah announced the construction of a fifth minaret in the Temple Mount area. The minaret is to be named after King Hussein, Abdullah's father. One of the places designated for the minaret is the empty, southeastern corner of the Temple Mount, above the mosque in Solomon's Stables. Abdullah even declared a competition for the best minaret design. ...Perhaps this is why now, of all times, MK Uri Ariel (National Union-National Religious Party) is presenting a plan of his own for building a synagogue on the Temple Mount. He is also discussing the southeastern corner of the Mount, and this is apparently no coincidence. Ariel is presently looking for an architect, and he plans to submit the plan for the approval of the Jerusalem Municipality's planning committee - not that it has a chance. However, it will cause a commotion. "Such an act will repair a historical injustice much more than did the transfer to Israel of the remains of Herzl's children," says Ariel. "Throughout the generations we were expelled from the site. This is an opportunity for the Muslim world to prove that it is sufficiently tolerant to contain beliefs that differ from its own." ...In light of this, there is ferment in the Temple Mount movements; Ariel and his proposal are only the tip of the iceberg. Gershon Solomon of the Temple Mount Faithful, for example, is planning a campaign against the Western Wall, which he says diverts attention from the "real thing" - the Temple Mount - to which the Western Wall is only an entrance hall, at most. "The Western Wall is not a vestige of the Temple, as people tend mistakenly to believe, but the western support wall of the compound," ...
This is a somewhat lengthy article, but gives good background as to what is presently going on to bring about the re-establishment of the Jewish Temple on Temple Mount.

Emaar expands into Jordan with luxury master-planned development
AMEInfo 2006/11/1
...In line with the growth plans for Jordan as outlined by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, Emaar Jordan, along with a group of regional and Jordanian investors, have formed The Dead Sea Company that will initially develop a luxury master-planned mixed-use project at the Dead Sea.   'As a powerful development tool that works towards the overall prosperity of Jordanians, the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) is encouraging innovative investments on a wide range of projects,' said Mr Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties. 'Emaar is guided by the objectives of KAFD and will have at the heart of its business philosophy for Jordan, the interests and welfare of Jordanians.' ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Jordanian prince says cartoon crisis was sign of instability in Muslim world
International Herald Tribune 2006/11/1
Jordan's one-time heir to the throne said Wednesday the massive protests earlier this year against the Prophet Muhammad cartoons were probably fueled by instability and populism in the Muslim world.   "Emotions were running high for real or elusive reasons," Prince Hassan, the uncle of Jordan's King Abdullah II, said. "The sadness is we have to recognize that from Nigeria to Bangladesh, there is a growing populist movement." ..."It may not have anything to do with you at the end of the day," he told Danish reporters. "It may have more to do with the fact there are basic symptoms of instability, lack of self-confidence, hunger, injustice, possibly caused by our own governments in terms of the Arab region and the Muslim countries." ...
It appears that what the prince is saying is that the Muslim world is as sheep with no shepherd to bring them to a place of stability.  Now who better to do that than King Abdullah II The Hashemite King of Jordan, his benevolent nephew.  Could it be that the prince is putting in a subtle plug for the king to be the next Caliph to lead all Muslims everywhere?  We wait and we watch.

SOCIOCRATS ARE NOT ELITE OR LIBERAL
NewsWithViews.com 2006/11/1
...The world shapers are neither elite nor liberal, but they are united in a common purpose. There should be an accurate and understandable term to define their goals and identify the promoters and participants.   Fortunately there is no need to make up a term or coin a word. That was done more than a century and one half ago by Auguste Comte. Comte (1798-1857) was a French mathematician/philosopher who devoted his entire intellectual life to developing plans for a system of world unity and control. He called his world system a SOCIOCRACY. Those who supported his philosophy or worked with him to promote controlled unity he called SOCIOCRATS. ...Sociocracy has its own religion which Comte called SOCIOLATRY, POSITIVISM, or the RELIGION OF HUMANITY. The object of worship is SOCIETY conceived of as a collective female entity. In SOCIOLATRY, and religions based on sociolatry, there is but one sin--separation. Separation is the only sin.   Comte declared that studying social behavior in order to combine, classify, claim, and control life on earth was to become a science which he called SOCIOLOGY or SOCIAL SCIENCE. Comte considered sociology to be necessary as the systematic base for sociocracy and sociolatry. According to his planning SOCIOLOGISTS were gradually to become the intellectual monitors, political planners, economic regulators, spiritual leaders, and moral teachers of a sociocratic world system. ...
Contributed by Bob Anderson.

How British Governments have betrayed the Kurds 1919-2006
KurdishMedia.com 2006/11/1
...The Tony Blair regime is in its final months. Home Secretary John Reid is positioning himself to continue Blair's work. The same Labour Government that launched a war in 2003 against Iraq to "protect the Kurds" has now declared another war: on Iraqi Kurdish asylum seekers in this country.

Jumblatt: International tribunal can force Syria to change its behavior
The Daily Star 2006/11/1
An international tribunal might be the only way to deter dictatorships in the region from further assassinations and might lead to a change of behavior of the Syrian regime, according to Chouf MP Walid Jumblatt. Jumblatt's comments came Tuesday during a panel discussion at the Woodrow Wilson Center as part of the Druze leader's visit to the US.   The Chouf MP held talks with Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, among other US officials, on Monday.   "The tribunal could change the behavior, a term used [in Washington], cause deterrence ... Without it, the Syrian regime won't leave us alone," 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

Israel's Peres "sceptical" about UK's Syria overtures
Reuters 2006/11/1
..."If you ask me, I am sceptical. Not because of Britain but because of Syria. They are running a double policy. On the one hand they are hosting the head of the Hamas organisation and they are helping Hezbollah...while on the other they talk about peace," Peres told reporters at a briefing in London.   "They don't need to make peace with the Europeans, they need to make peace with us. We support engagement by the Quartet. I think it will be very hard to have any negotiations without American participation," Peres added. ...
? 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

On a side note:
John Kerry's 35 Year History of Contempt for the US Military
NewsByUS.com 2006/11/1
In a speech at Pasadena City College that was “an all star line up of the Democratic Party” - primarily a campaign stop to get students to vote for Phil Angelidies who is running against Governor Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kerry seems to have in one speech focused national attention on the difference between Republicans and Democrats. . He told the students
“You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
I’m not sure what that might have to do with getting Angelidies elected, but
it probably reminded a few other people besides me of techniques Kerry has used for 35 years to undermine and discredit the men in our armed forces.
Republicans quickly responded to Kerry’s snide remarks about those in the military. At White House Press Conference yesterday a reporter asked Tony Snow about Kerry’s comment.
Snow said: “It sort of fits a pattern. You may recall that last year Senator Kerry—on CBS’s “Face the Nation”—accused U.S. soldiers of terrorizing kids and children in Iraq; and recently also described troop concentrations in Baghdad as “having failed miserably.”
Sen. John McCain, often called a friend of John Kerry, said, “The suggestion that only the least educated Americans would agree to serve in the military and fight in Iraq is an insult to every soldier serving in combat today.”
Later in the day,
President Bush said: “The senator’s suggestion that the men and women of our military are somehow uneducated is insulting and shameful. The men and women who serve in our all-volunteer armed forces are plenty smart and are serving because they are patriots—and Senator Kerry owes them an apology.” ...
I say Kerry should apologize unequivocally, shut his mouth, go home and stay there.

US: Syria, Iran planning to topple Lebanese gov't
yNetNews 2006/11/1
The White House charged Wednesday that "mounting evidence" shows Syria and Iran are joining with Hizbullah in plans to topple the Lebanese government.   In an unusually strong statement, press secretary Tony Snow said any attempt to manufacture demonstrations or use violence or physical threats against Lebanese leaders would be a clear violation of Lebanon's sovereignty and of three UN Security Council resolutions. ...
? 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
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

Blair plans to reach out to Damascus
Guardian Unlimited 2006/11/1
...Mr Sheinwald's visit had occurred with the knowledge of the US.   The United States has not had an ambassador in Syria since recalling its envoy early last year following the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri - a killing that the UN says implicates top Syrian and Lebanese security officials.   The prime minister's spokesman guided reporters away from suggestions that the discussions had centered on the role Syria might play in preventing the partition of Iraq, or easing an early exit for British troops.   Nevertheless, the Syrian foreign minister is due to visit Baghdad later this month, his first visit since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.   Britain has never broken off diplomatic relations with Syria, but the visit of Mr Sheinwald, an old foreign office hand, to Damascus suggests Britain recognises its pivotal role, and even that Mr Blair is considering travelling Syria in the next few weeks. ...

Iraq's bloody destiny
Asia Times Online 2006/11/1
...Another 23 beheaded Iraqis were discovered throughout Iraq. Beheading has become common since Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki came to power in May. Meanwhile, suspected Sunni militias slaughtered 23 policemen, showing that radicals in the Sunni community are still bent on fighting anyone who supports or works with the post-Saddam Hussein regime. ...When post-Saddam options were being considered in 2002, this correspondent floated the idea that
the restoration of the monarchy (1932-1958) would be the best possible option for Iraq. The monarchy was strong. It was pro-Western, but placed Iraqi interests - not those of Saudi Arabia, Iran or the US - first.   It was democratic - in comparison with post-1958 Iraq - and it was just: it had a proper legal system that ensured justice for all Iraqis. Although the regime was ruled by Sunnis, all Iraqis could boast a proper judiciary that ensured equality and justice for Shi'ites, Sunnis and Kurds. ...
Hmmm.

The President's Saudi Moment
The Philadelphia Jewish Voice 2006/11/1
...the Saudis, they need America more than ever as well.   As Woodward tells the story, the Saudis have repeatedly told Bush that they (like the Jordanians, Egyptians and other moderate Arab regimes) are in a precarious position these days. During the period covered by Woodward, the Palestinian intifada was raging and Arabs worldwide were enraged by the means Israel was using to suppress it. The Saudis, and the others, were under heavy pressure from the Arab street to take a stronger stand against Israel. In Egypt and Jordan, the peace treaties with Israel – so vital to Israel’s security – became increasingly unpopular with the masses who view them as having done nothing for the Arabs while strengthening Israel’s position. ...


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