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

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


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King Abdullah and Tony Blair discuss Middle East peace

International Herald Tribune 2007/2/28
Prime Minister Tony Blair briefed Jordan's King Abdullah II on Wednesday about prospects for a Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, amid warnings from the monarch that time was running out to make progress. ...

Present-day Sanhedrin court seeks to revive ancient Temple rituals

Haaretz 2007/2/28
The present-day Sanhedrin Court decided Tuesday to purchase a herd of sheep for ritual sacrifice at the site of the Temple on the eve of Passover, conditions on the Temple Mount permitting. ...Professor Hillel Weiss, a member of the Sanhedrin, told Haaretz on Tuesday that the action, even if merely symbolic, is designed to demonstrate in a way that is obvious to all that the expectation of Temple rituals will resume is real, and not just talk. ...

ANALYSIS: Experts sceptical over outcome of Jordan's king US trip

Monsters & Critics 2007/2/28
An imminent trip to the United States by Jordan's King Abdullah II provides a 'historic' opportunity to revive the Middle East peace process, prominent analysts and politicians said Wednesday.   However, they told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that judging by previous experience there are 'no guarantees' that the US administration will respond to the monarch's warning against the risks inherent in a failure to forge an early peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.  
'I think it is a historic trip by all standards during which the king stands a very good chance of alerting both the US public and the administration to the seriousness of a failure to ensure a resumption of the peace talks,' said Mohammad Masri from the state-run Strategic Studies Centre of the University of Jordan.   'But responding to the monarch's efforts is something else. We don't have guarantees that this will happen,' he added. ...

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Iran Establishes Military Liaison With Turkey
News 2007/2/28
AKI reports that the retired Iranian General Alireza Asqhari has been missing since checking into the Hotel Ghilan in Istanbul. He is a former general of the Iran Revolutionary Guards (Pasdaran) and was Deputy Defense Minister under President Mohammad Khatami, 1997-2005. is clear that since he arrived in Istanbul via Damascus he must have had a very important appointment."   I suspect Asqhari's appointment was with the highest level of Turkey's military - industrial establishment, Turkey's command level. Tehran is making a diplomatic effort to find him is just a cover for his real mission-liaison officer between Iran and Turkey's military. His meeting in Damascus was no doubt the same. This is similar to the Reuters announcement in late 2000's that Iran-Turkey were comparing intelligence information but they would not say about where. In February 2001 the fighting began in Macedonia started by Albanians, who are mostly Islamic.   The fighting was designed to lure NATO-Brussels deeper into the Balkans in order to take advantage of the disastrous mistake the West made when it encouraged and recognized the divided Yugoslavia as six new independent states in constant war, conflict or near conflict with each other. Brussels, eagerly committing NATO forces to this theatre, has put them completely out of position, less effective in the Mediterranean and non-existent on the deciding front, the Caucasus - Caspian region.   General Asqhari's departure coincides with Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's recent nine-nation tour of Islamic capitals and when he visited Tehran, Feb. 5, he presented Iran's government with his "Action Plan"- offensive warfare against India. ...

Is Islamofascism a Legitimate Threat to Liberty?
The Liberty Papers 2007/2/28
In my recent post about Michael Charles Smith, I received a response from a reader by the name of Carl Deen regarding my support for the war against terror Islamofascism (Not the war on terror. Terrorism is the method the Islamofascist uses to accomplish his political-religious goals). I think his challenge is worth a post of its own so rather than responding in the original post, I have decided to answer him here.  ...So yes Mr. Deen, I do believe that America was right to go into Iraq based on the intelligence available at the time and no I do not think our troops should stay there forever. Iraq is now a central front in a much larger war against Islamofascisim; a war which will continue as long as there are Islamofascists who intend to destroy our country and our way of life.

Extremist rabbis call for return of animal sacrifice
CNN 2007/2/28
A fringe group of extremist rabbis wants to resume the biblical practice of animal sacrifice at an explosive religious site in Jerusalem, members said Wednesday. ...a group, called the "Re-established Sanhedrin" after the Temple-era religious high court, has decided to buy some sheep and try to find one that is ritually perfect for sacrifice, with an eye toward resuming the practice at the Jerusalem site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount. ..."We want to do the sacrifice, but we have political problems," Stein said. "We hope there will come a time when the government will agree. We will push for that to happen."   Other rabbis point out that ritual animal sacrifice has been banned since the destruction of the Second Temple in A.D. 70.   "Around that time, animal sacrifice, as a mode of religious worship, stopped," said Rabbi Doniel Hartman of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. "Moving back in that direction is not progress."

? Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
We know from the the scripture that they will at least eventually start this sacrificing.  However, we do not know how long it goes on before it is halted by the 'Little Horn' character turned antichrist.

White House insists it's not changing views toward Iran and Syria
ABC News 13 2007/2/28
President Bush has been rejecting a dialogue with Iran on the situation in Iraq. But both Iran and Syria will be at an Iraqi conference next month -- along with the U-S. ...Press Secretary Tony Snow is insisting there's no U-turn here, and he's scolding the media for suggesting otherwise. At today's briefing, Snow told reporters -- quote -- "You guys are getting it wrong."   According to Snow, next month's meeting is just another case where American envoys see their counterparts from Iran and Syria. He insists there won't be any one-on-one chats with the Tehran government until Iran abandons its nuclear program.

Arab League Calls on Quartet to Lift Siege
WAFA Palestine News Agency 2007/2/28
The Assistant Secretary General of the Arab League for the Palestinian Affairs Mohammad Subeih called upon the Quartet to lift the embargo imposed on the Palestinians. ...Subeih added that the coming Riyadh summit will witness decisions that affirm the need for immediate relaunch of the peace process based to a negotiations timetable.

Israeli Official: "Syria, Hizbullah Will Attack if Iran is Hit"
Arutz Sheva 2007/2/28
Israeli security officials said if any war breaks out involving Iran, they expect Syria, Hizbullah and terrorist groups in Judea, Samaria and Gaza to join the fray and attack Israel. This assumption is echoed by terrorist leaders from several groups. ...In addition to longer-range Scuds, Syria is in possession of shorter-range missiles such as 220mm and 305mm rockets, some of which have been passed on to Hizbullah.   Terrorist leaders are saying openly that an attack on Iran will lead to a coordinated counterattack on Israel and US interests. A senior leader of the Islamic Jihad group says that during any attack on Iran, his organization has been directed by Iran to "wreak havoc" on Israel with suicide bombings, rocket attacks and "special surprises." ...

Israeli Police Prevent Hamas Press Conference In Jerusalem
All Headline News 2007/2/28
The Israel Police on Wednesday banned a group reportedly linked to the ruling Palestinian faction Hamas from holding a press conference in Jerusalem to protest ongoing renovation work near the Temple Mount.   Sponsored by the Al Aqsa Foundation, the event was to feature both Muslim and Christian Arab speakers who intended to condemn Israel over its plans to rebuild the collapsed earthen ramp leading to the Temple Mount's Mugrabi Gate, reported the AP.   Just hours before the press conference was to begin, police arrived at the venue - the Commodore Hotel in eastern Jerusalem - armed a judicial order prohibiting the event on the grounds that activities by or on behalf of Hamas are not permitted inside Israel. ...

Moussa: 'Lebanon will Burn'
Naharnet 2007/2/28
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa refused to uncover the side that is hampering a settlement into the ongoing political crisis and warned that "Lebanon will burn" if either rival camp emerges victorious in the power struggle. ...

Secular Scholars Back Christian 'Jesus Tomb' Arguments 2007/2/28
Prominent non-Christian experts, using many of the same arguments as Christian scholars, have dismissed recent claims of the discovery of Jesus’ family tomb as a publicity stunt without scientific backing. ...A retired archaeology professor at the University of Arizona has also emphasized the commonness of the names found on the ossuaries as reason not to take the purported new discovery serious.   “I’ve know about these ossuaries for many years and so have many other archaeologists, and none of us thought it was much of a story,” said William G. Dever to The Washington Post, “and none of us thought it was much of a story, because these are rather common Jewish names from that period,” he said.   Dever has worked on ancient sites in Israel for 50 years and is regarded by many as the leader of biblical archaeology among U.S. scholars.   “It’s a publicity stunt, and it will make these guys very rich,” he added, “and it will upset millions of innocent people because they don’t know enough to separate fact from fiction.” ...

U.S. to Attend Iraq Meeting Where Iran, Syria Invited 2007/2/27
U.S. diplomats will attend a conference on Iraq to which envoys from Iran and Syria are invited, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said at a Senate budget hearing today.  
``We hope all governments will seize this opportunity to improve their relations with Iraq, and to work for peace and stability in the region,'' Rice told the Senate Appropriations Committee.   Iraq invited all neighboring countries to the conference next month, which is aimed at improving security in the country amid daily attacks on civilians. It would mark the first time the U.S. has sat with Iran and Syria to look at Iraq's future, an initiative that lawmakers and a bipartisan panel of American statesmen have sought. ...
This could very well end up being the meeting wherein they all sit at the same table together and speak lies to one another.  The lies could be that there will be peace, and that Hamas denounces violence against Israel, among many other possible scenarios.
? Daniel 11:27 And both of these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.

Middle East Council of Churches hails Jordan’s effort on defending Muslim, Christian holy places
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/27
...In a press statement, Middle East Council of Churches said these efforts spring out from Hashemites’ keenness and their persistent attempts to make Jordan an example of tolerance, moderation and coexistence amongst religions.  
The statement valued His Majesty King Abdullah's efforts in all fields, referring in particular to the launch of Amman Message, which confirms the great role undertaken by the King and the great message he performs.

Jimmy Carter Linked To Anti-Zionist Jews 2007/2/27
An explanation as to why Jimmy Carter has become so sharply critical of Israel came to light this week when The Jewish Week discovered the former president has become a secret leader of a small but vocal anti-Zionist group, based in the Mea Shearim section of Jerusalem.   Documents reveal that the one-term president had his name legally changed last year to Jimmy Nuterei Carter, and he has advised the group, the Nuterei Karta, to protest against a modern Jewish state in the Biblical land of Israel.   “My views and theirs are very similar,” Carter told The Jewish Week. “As I have written and preached, only God can rule in the land of Israel. And when I learned that these gentlemen feel the same, I agreed to write the book,” he said, referring to his controversial best-seller: “Israel Is An Obnoxious Apartheid State,” subtitled: “But That Doesn’t Mean I Am Critical Of Israel In Any Way, and If You Say I Am, You Are An Obnoxious Bigot, Sir.”   Fresh from a successful speaking engagement at Brandeis University, Carter announced that we was sharing a platform with former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, explaining that he only agreed because the thought he was speaking at Duke University. ...

World-Wide Blitz against Israel
Arutz Sheva 2007/2/27
The United Nations, Russia, Arab states and the media have escalated an international broadside against Israel while touting the Hamas-Fatah coalition. ...Dugard wrote that "Israel's laws and practices in the [Palestinian Authority (PA)] certainly resemble aspects of apartheid. Can it seriously be denied that the purpose of such action is to establish and maintain domination by one racial group, Jews, over another racial group, Palestinians, and systematically oppress them?"...A group of 57 Muslim countries meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has agreed to step up pressure and try to force the Quartet to lift the economic sanctions against Hamas. The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) also continues to accuse Israel of endangering the Al Aksa mosque by conducting archaeological operations near the Temple Mount.   "In light of the positive developments in Palestine and formation of the national unity government, the international embargo against Palestinians has no justification," said Ekmel Al Deen Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the OIC.   He called on the Arab countries, including oil-rich kingdoms, to provide financial and moral support to Jerusalem Arabs and the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Prince Zeid Bin Ra'ad Begins New Post as Jordan's Ambassador to the United States 2007/2/27
...Prince Zeid Bin Ra'ad presented his credentials to President George W. Bush today to be the sixteenth Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States of America. ...

The Economic Challenges Faced by Jordan
Dar Al-Hayat 2007/2/27
...King Abdullah II, who has ended his eighth year and has worthily begun his ninth. He established a clear method based on good relations in the region without any kind of disdain; the codification of the Hashemites' ambitions to revitalize historic rights and the focus on Jordan's prosperity and stability. He does not behave like a king or the president of the Jordanian cabinet who leaves the task of implementing and observing to the executive authority. On the contrary, he observes alone. He is a soldier and he has been much influenced by his past as the leader of the Jordanian private forces, which are reputable in being precise and quick in carrying out their tasks without backing away in front of the details or fear of the dangers.   Since King Abdullah II took the throne, Jordan has witnessed its share of challenges and mutations in the region. All these events have continuously affected Jordan, whose history is full of geographic and demographic mutations. Nevertheless, the stability and solidity of power and its closeness to people are what have turned these regional mutations from threats into promises and opportunities. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Nuclear retaliation after an al Qaeda WMD attack
Capitol Hill Blue 2007/2/27
...If al Qaeda used a weapon of mass destruction against us, whether a thermonuclear device, a dirty bomb, or a chemical or biological weapon, and killed tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of Americans, there would be no al Qaeda country to bomb into the stone age.   We would have to go after them there and kill them. We would have to thwart the plan the martyr leaders had for a bigger and better al Qaeda.   I see only two ways to do this. ...The first is to mobilize a huge army of highly trained mountain troops. By huge I envision 100,000 to 200,000 as the terrain, pockmarked with caves and tunnels, is a guerilla army’s dream. George Bush calls the area “wilder than the Wild West,” but which al Qaeda calls home. ...The second option is obvious.   We would need to use nuclear bombs to “sanitize” the border areas our intelligence showed to be likely hideouts for al-Qaeda. ...

Israel withdraws from Nablus
PressTV 2007/2/27
Israeli troops began pulling back from the West Bank city of Nablus late Monday after a deadly two-day crackdown which the Palestinians warned would undermine efforts to revive the peace process. ...Jordan's King Abdullah II and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Monday also condemned Israel's incursion into Nablus.   "The two leaders denounced the violations being practiced by Israel in the Palestinian territories, particularly its violations in the city of Nablus that have been continuing since last night (Sunday)," ...

Jumblatt pushing U.S. for regime change in Syria
YaLibnan 2007/2/27
Lebanon’s Walid Jumblatt, a key figure in the political movement that forced Syria’s withdrawal from Lebanon nearly two years ago, urged the Bush administration to aid opposition groups fighting the rule of President Bashar Assad in Damascus. ...Jumblatt met Bush in a bid to gain more political and military aid for Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora’s government, but he stressed that any efforts to underpin Beirut’s democracy should also involve the support for forces opposing Baath Party rule in Syria. ...
? Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Russian Deals in Middle East Snarl U.S. Strategy on Iran
Wall Street Journal 2007/2/27
...While the U.S. and Russia tussled last autumn over a United Nations resolution to rein in Iran's nuclear program, Moscow quietly moved ahead on another front. It delivered more than $700 million worth of air-defense systems to help protect Iran's nuclear enrichment and research sites from attack, Russian officials confirmed in December. The Russian military then started training Iranian officers to use the new systems. ...

US inviting Iran, Syria for Iraq talks
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/27
The United States and the Iraqi government are launching a new diplomatic initiative to invite Iran and Syria to a "neighbors meeting" on stabilizing Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.   "We hope that all governments seize this opportunity to improve their relations with Iraq and to work for peace and stability in the region," Rice sai
d in remarks prepared for delivery to a Senate committee. ...The move reflects a change of approach by the Bush administration, which previously had resisted calls by members of Congress and by a bipartisan Iraq review group to include Iran and Syria in diplomatic talks on stabilizing Iraq.   "I am pleased to announce that we are also supporting the Iraqis in a new diplomatic offensive: to build greater support, both within the region and beyond, for peace and prosperity in Iraq," Rice said ...

Hear ye, the king speaks
Haaretz 2007/2/26
For the second time in five weeks,
King Abdullah II of Jordan has rung a warning bell in an appeal to Israeli leaders and public opinion. In an interview with Channel 2 News broadcast last night, our neighbor warned that unless rapid progress is made toward an Israeli-Palestinian agreement, the option of a two-state solution will be lost. The king said the window of diplomatic opportunity is closing. He urged the parties to take advantage of the momentum created by last week's Quartet meeting and to translate the Arab League's March 2002 Beirut Declaration into action. ...

Egyptian Al Ahram Daily Highlights the Importance of King Abdullah’s Tour
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/26
...The papers noted the importance of yesterday’ summit between His Majesty King Abdullah and Egyptian President Husni Mubarak, adding both countries, along with Saudi Arabia play an important role in solving the Palestinian issue.   It stressed the importence of consultation and coordination among the leaders of the three countries before King Abdullah’s visit to the UK and the United States, in order to present the Arab vision for establishing peace in the Middle East. ...

This is a very important statement, in that it clearly defines that the Hashemite King of Jordan, Abdullah II, is representing the Arab world and their 'vision of peace', including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, during his meetings on this tour.  This once again confirms the results of the Sharm Al Shaek meeting in the fall of 2000, as stated in Brother Sal's '10 Kings Report'.

U.S. Agrees to Meeting with Iran and Syria
The Washington Post 2007/2/26
The Bush administration has agreed to sit around a negotiating table with official representatives of Iran and Syria next month -- as part of a planned regional conference in Baghdad to discuss ways to stabilize Iraq. ...Though it will bring together American, Syrian and Iranian representatives, the Baghdad meeting doesn’t signal a direct U.S. diplomatic engagement with Iran and Syria. A senior State Department official said Monday night that it wasn’t likely there would be separate bilateral meetings with Iran or Syria. Rather, the planned Baghdad meeting is an extension of the administration’s current policy of using the Iraqi government as the channel for discussions with Iran and Syria about Iraqi security. ...

Major Weapons Cache Seized in Iraq 2007/2/26
U.S. and Iraqi forces have seized a large weapons cache that includes parts for sophisticated roadside bombs that are believed to originate in Iran, U.S. military investigators said. ...the arsenal is one of the biggest found north of the Iraqi capital and contains components for so-called EFPs - explosively formed projectiles that fire a slug of molten metal that can penetrate armored vehicles.   The U.S. military has said elite Iranian corps are funneling EFPs to Shiite militias in Iraq for use against American troops. The area where the cache was found is dominated by Sunni insurgents but also includes pockets of Shiites. ...
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Pak envoy given Jordan’s award
Associated Press of Pakistan 2007/2/26
King Abdullah II of Jordan has conferred award on Pakistan’s ambassador Arif Kamal on completion of his mission to the Hashemite Court.   Arif Kamal was decorated with “Medallion of Independence in the first Order” ...
Does anyone think the 'nuke jump start' might have had any influence is this?
? Daniel 11:21 ...but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries

The first Muslim initiative for the Middle East starts
Turkish Daily News 2007/2/26
...“It is a very important initiative because for the first time countries of the region are undertaking such an effort. All previous efforts were either coming from the West or individual attempts by some countries of the region such as Egypt and Jordan that did not produce any breakthrough. For success, any move for peace in this area must be based on recognition of the two states, Palestine and Israel. Any movement with denial of Israel or rejection of a legitimate elected government in Palestine cannot succeed,” said Hikmet Çetin, a former Turkish foreign minister who last served as NATO's senior civilian representative in Afghanistan.    He added that the United States and the European Union must support the initiative of the “group of seven” as this initiative may provide a breakthrough towards peace. ...

Iraqi President in Stable Condition
Guardian Unlimited 2007/2/26
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani was in stable condition as he recuperated from exhaustion and pulmonary inflammation at an Amman hospital, the Iraqi ambassador to Jordan said Monday.   ``There's nothing dangerous about his case,'' Ambassador Saad al-Hayyani told The Associated Press after he visited Talabani at the King Hussein Medical City. ...Chief Jordanian government spokesman Nasser Judeh told reporters that King Abdullah II had instructed doctors at the hospital to provide Talabani with all possible care.   ``He is a guest and a dear friend of Jordan, and we will do everything for him,'' Judeh said. ...

King Receives Invitation from Saudi Monarch to Participate in Riyadh Summit
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/26
...King Abdullah II received Saudi State Minister, Abdullah Bin Ahmad Zenil, who delivered to His Majesty an invitation from King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz to take part in the
19th Arab Summit, which will be held in Riyadh later next Month.   His Majesty said Jordan was keen to ensure the success of the summit and called for a good preparation for it with a view to dealing with challenges facing the Arab nation at this stage and come up with unified stance on them. ...
Take particular notice that the king said 'Arab nation' as singular as opposed to 'nations' (plural).  He appears to see these nations as one entity, just as he appears to see Islam as one entity ...worldwide, which entity and nation he appears to want dominion over.  The 'Amman Message' is only one example of that desired dominion.

King holds talks with Saudi Monarch
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/26
...King Abdullah II and King Abdullah ben Abdel Aziz of Saudi Arabia, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques held talks on Monday on bilateral relations and the efforts being made to restart the Middle East peace process. The talks also covered topics that will top the agenda of the upcoming 19th Arab summit scheduled to be held in Riyadh later next month.   The King outlined the outcome of the talks he held recently with Arab and world leaders and other parties concerned with peace making in the region to explore the best possible means to settle problems facing the region particularly, the Palestinian issue.  
The King noted his talks with US President George Bush next week in Washington will center on the necessity to speed up efforts to reinvigorate the peace process in the region and end crises engulfing the region. ...

YEA announces sponsorship agreement with Naouri Group
AMEInfo 2007/2/26
..."Our strong belief in the role of SMEs as a major contributor to Jordan's promising future encourages us to support Jordanian entrepreneurs through sponsoring the YEA as part of our social responsibility," said Mr. Ibrahim Naouri, Chairman of Naouri Group. ...Since launch, the YEA has developed solid business partnerships and corporate sponsors with different public and private organizations in Jordan, such as King Abdullah II Fund for Development, ARAMEX, Action PR, Jordan Kuwait Bank, Primus, and recently Naouri Group. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Arab League refutes Israeli reports on using Arab airspace against Iran
Kuwait News Agency 2007/2/26
Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said Sunday he made intensive contacts with the foreign ministers of Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates on reports that their countries granted Israeli warplanes access to their airspace to attack Iran.   The contacts proved that the reports, carried by Israeli daily Haaretz Sunday, were "groundless" and had "no grain of truth," Moussa told reporters.   The three ministers ruled out the possibility of using the airspace of their countries against Iran at present or the future as Iran was "a neighborly sisterly country," he pointed out. ...
Obviously this news report is what they want you to believe.

Egyptian diplomat: King Abdullah to address US Congress on behalf of all Arabs
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/26
His Majesty King Abdullah II will talk to the US Congress in the voice of all Arabs, Spokesman of Egyptian Presidency Ambassador Suleiman Awad said Sunday.
Speaking at a news conference following the summit meeting between His Majesty King Abdullah and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on Sunday, Awad said “there has been unceasing coordination and consultation between Jordan and Egypt to serve Arab issues.”   On whether Jordan coordinated with Egypt ahead of the King’s visit to Washington and his speech before the congress, Awad said the aim of Arab consultation “is to have His Majesty
King Abdullah II speaking before the (US) Congress in an Arab voice summarizing standpoints and visions of Arab leaders in Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Arab parties.” ...
This is a very important statement, in that it clearly defines that the Hashemite King of Jordan, Abdullah II, is representing the Arab world and their 'vision of peace', including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, during his meetings on this tour.  This once again confirms the results of the Sharm Al Shaek meeting in the fall of 2000, as stated in Brother Sal's '10 Kings Report'.

Hamas lawmaker criticizes Jordan king
Press TV 2007/2/26
A senior Hamas lawmaker has slammed Jordan's King Abdullah II for asking forthcoming Palestinian national unity government to recognize Israel.  
"I asked myself what did the king offer to lift the siege on the Palestinian people, and was he a part of the Arabic system or a part of another one," Xinhua news agency reported lawmaker Yehia Moussa as saying.   In an interview with Israeli television, King Abdullah said that "there is Arabic and international harmony and the upcoming Palestinian government must abide by this harmony, especially the demands of the Quartet." ...

Olmert: Prepare for war with Syria
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/25
While chances for all-out war with Syria in 2007 are deemed low by Israel's top intelligence officials, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert instructed the defense establishment on Sunday to prepare for the possibility. ..."I want us to be ready, even in the areas where the probability for a conflict are low," Olmert told the ministers, adding that in the next few weeks, he plans to begin a series of security consultations on practical conclusions drawn from the annual intelligence assessment.   Military Intelligence warned the global Jihad movement saw Israel as a target, and that Sunni-Shi'ite tensions could spread throughout the region. ...

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Jordanian intelligence aborts new al Qaeda network, points US attention to menace of Sinai and Gaza cells
Osama bin Laden’s cells were planned for Jordan’s main cities, structured on the same lines as the Iraq and Gaza networks. The Jordanian group had a name: Al Qaeda in the Land of Crossed Rivers, just as the Iraq branch calls itself Land of the Two Rivers and the Palestinian branch, the Army of Islam or Brigades of the Islamic Sword.   DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources report that Jordanian intelligence stumbled on the conspiracy by chance when a group of former contacts of Abu Musab al Zarqawi attempting to cross the Jordanian border to Syria were detained for questioning.   They confessed they were heading for an Al Qaeda training camp on the outskirts of Damascus to prepare for a fresh round of attacks in Jordan and to set up a logistic rear command for pumping money, arms, explosives and fighting strength from Syria into Jordan. ...

Amir Peretz: Incoming Palestinian Government Must Meet International Demands
IMEMC News 2007/2/25
...The Israeli minister emphasized the necessity that all parties concerned should take into consideration the latest statements by
King of Jordan, Abdullah II, in which the latter hinted that both Israelis and Palestinians ‘have the last chance for peace now’.   King Abdullah II called for a comprehensive political process in the Middle East, in order to find a way out of current deadlock. ...

Abdullah and Mubarak discuss Mideast peace
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/25
Jordan's king met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Sunday for talks on the stalled Mideast peace process in an effort to bring Palestinians and Israelis back to the negotiating table. ...

King Abdullah's "united Arab" tour
PressTV 2007/2/25
...King Abdullah is seeking for a "united Arab position" to revive the peace process before the Arab summit in March and help both Israelis and Palestinians overcome obstacles hindering their return to the negotiating table.   The final result of the Arab summit will be presented at a meeting of the Quartet of the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia to be held in Egypt in April.   On Monday, King Abdullah departs for Saudi Arabia before heading to Britain and the United States.

U.S. Plans a Meeting with Iran and Syria
The Washington Post 2007/2/25
The Bush administration finally appears ready to meet with official representatives of Iran and Syria -- as part of a planned regional conference in Baghdad to discuss ways to stabilize Iraq.   Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari proposed the regional conference recently. What has so far escaped public attention is in addition to Iraq’s neighbors, the meeting is expected to include representatives of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council -- Britain, France, Russia, China and the United States. The meeting is likely to take place during the next few weeks. ...

A solution to save the region
MENAfn 2007/2/25
...A report carried by Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Thursday should be seen against the backdrop of US moves to strike at Iran, since it seems to be designed to influence world public opinion, to convince it that Syria is on a war path and Israel would have to defend itself by preemptive action.   If true, the reported Syrian build-up could be a message to Israel, which is itching to unleash its air power against Iran under the pretext the
latter is hard at work on its nuclear programme. If untrue, it is definitely part of Israel's preparations to launch military action against Syria.   Many other elements are thrown into the equation, with Haaretz reporting that Syria is on an "unprecedented" drive to acquire sophisticated weapons and Damascus planning to use Lebanon's Hizbollah for armed action against Israel. ...The Syrians could make any Israeli military action against it very costly in terms of casualties and damage; it is no secret that Syria has in its possession missiles and rockets that could carry chemical warheads and hit all major Israeli population centres.   Against this background, any Israeli move against Syria under the pretext that the Syrians are preparing for war could prove to be a major blunder. Surely the Israelis are aware of it, and that seems to be the best deterrent.   In the meantime, the US is steadily moving towards military action against Iran ...It is an issue that should preoccupy the Arab minds ahead of the summit of Arab leaders next month. The Arabs have to come up with a solution that would avert another war. It is not an easy task, but it has to be undertaken since a US-Iran military conflagration would twist beyond recognition the shape of the region as we know it today.
This all the more appears that the Arabs must come together as a sort of 'United States of Arabia' to avert the current politically and militarily 'engineered' scenario.  The results which will most likely be the political entity that the beast from the bottom of the pit utilizes to fulfill its evil plan as foretold in the books of Daniel and Revelation.

Israeli troops raid largest West Bank city 2007/2/25
NABLUS, West Bank — Dozens of Israeli jeeps and armored vehicles poured into Nablus overnight Sunday, placing large areas of the city under curfew and conducting house-to-house arrest raids in one of the largest West Bank military operations in months.   The army also took over local television and radio stations, ordering people to remain indoors and warning residents that the clampdown would remain in effect for several days, Palestinian residents said. Two soldiers and several Palestinians were lightly wounded in clashes, officials said.   An Israeli military spokesman said the operation was aimed at countering "terrorist threats" in Nablus. The raid came a day after Israeli troops discovered an explosives laboratory in the city. Nablus, the West Bank's largest city and commercial center, is known as a stronghold of Palestinian militants. ...

Europeans tell Abbas new gov't must meet conditions
Reuters 200`7/2/25
European leaders told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that a unity government must clearly recognise Israel, renounce violence and accept interim peace deals for sanctions to end, Abbas aides said on Sunday.   "We have asked the Europeans to help us lift the sanctions but their response was that the Palestinian government must be clear in its acceptance of the Quartet conditions," senior Abbas aide Saeb Erekat said after a European tour in which Abbas sought support for his power-sharing deal with Hamas Islamists. ...

King Congratulates Emir of Kuwait
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/24
...King Abdullah II on Saturday sent a cable to Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait, 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 Abdullah II of Jordan to Address Joint Meeting of Congress 2007/2/24
...King Abdullah is scheduled to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on March 7, 2007, to urge more American engagement in the Middle East peace process.   According to an informed source at the Royal Hashemite Court, the address to Congress is a unique opportunity to articulate the Arab states' vision of comprehensive regional peace based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict will be a key focus of the King's address, the source said, because it remains the core conflict in the region, and a solution to that conflict would facilitate the resolution of other regional challenges. ...The King will be the first head of state to address a joint meeting of this Congress, now controlled by Democrats, and the first Congress to have a woman as speaker of the House and to include a Muslim-American member. ...King Abdullah will also meet with American Arab, Muslim and Jewish leaders to discuss the role that their communities can play in Middle East peace and in advancing international understanding. ...The King's meetings are one component of Arab diplomacy intended to help project the Arab position on regional peace in world capitals and build momentum for the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli peace talks and to maintain international support for Iraq's unity, security, stability and reconstruction.

Jordan’s monarch to address joint US Congress
Khaleej Times Online 2007/2/24
...‘It will be a collective Arab message to spur influential power circles across the US into listening the voice of the other party,’ the source said. ...
Abdullah warned that the region stood at ‘crucial crossroads, related to our life and future as Arabs and Israelis.’   He went on to caution: ‘I am afraid that this is the last chance to achieve peace for all of us and to live in harmony in the future.’

Jordan's king says Palestinian government must recognize Israel 2007/2/24
Jordan's King Abdullah says the new Palestinian unity government must accept the three conditions of the Quartet including renouncing violence and recognizing Israel, Israel Radio reported Saturday. ...He said that the new government must grant Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas a mandate to negotiate with Israel based upon the Arab League initiative from 2002. ...

Jordan's king calls for push to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict
International Herald Tribune 2007/2/24
"This is a critical time for people to make up their minds," Abdullah told Channel 2 TV in a message he directed to the Israeli and Palestinian people. "We have this opportunity that I don't think will be around forever."    Israel's future, he added, "is to be fully integrated into the neighborhood and finally solve the Israeli-Palestinian problem so that we have a two-state solution." ..."We find ourselves at this very important crossroads ... that
I do feel really is the last opportunity for peace for all of us," Abdullah said. ...

Jordanian Team Leaves For Jerusalem To Evaluate Israeli Excavations 2007/2/24
A Jordanian team headed to Jerusalem Saturday for a firsthand evaluation of the Israeli excavations near al-Aqsa Mosque that sparked a spate of protests across the Arab and Islamic worlds. ...The panel's mission, due to last until Tuesday, "mainly covers all Israeli excavations around al-Aqsa Mosque, particularly the road leading to al-Magharebah Gate" where Israel has been conducting construction work over the past month, said Najm, an architect.   Jordan's King Abdullah II has condemned the Israeli excavations as a "flagrant violation" of the peace treaty which the two countries concluded in 1994. ...

UNESCO to send delegation to examine work near Temple Mount
Haaretz 2007/2/24
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will send a delegation next week to Jerusalem's Old City to examine the excavation work being conducted under the Mugrabi ramp leading to the Temple Mount.   Francesco Bandarin, a leading official in the organization and its supervisor of the repair of historical sites, will lead the group.   The head of UNESCO said he hopes that the delegation's findings will help to ameliorate the tension between Jews and Arabs. ...

France: We'll back PA gov't with Hamas
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/24
France has pledged to cooperate with a coalition Palestinian government that would include Hamas, in a key boost for Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
But Abbas's European tour failed to make headway on resuming aid for his struggling people. ...

Abbas Makes One Last Call for EU Support 2007/2/24
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a last push Saturday to win European support for lifting a crippling international aid embargo in talks with French President Jacques Chirac.   However, there were no signs of concessions by Chirac or any of the European leaders Abbas visited this week in their demands for the Palestinians' new coalition government to recognize Israel before the embargo is lifted. ...

Saudi Arabia Purchases Lebanese Army with Gift - New Initiative 2007/2/24
Money is a weapon. The House of Saud, the Taliban with money, has just purchased Lebanon's Army with a "gift" after having made major aid pledges last month at the Paris III donor conference on Lebanon. However, this reduces whatever loyalty the military had left for the current Prime Minister Fouad Siniora. ...

"You and I and the Next War"
Arabic Media Internet Network 2007/2/24
"WE ARE ready for the next war," a reserve soldier told a TV reporter this week, on the scene of a brigade-size maneuver on the Golan Heights. ...Hassan Nasrallah, who has a wonderful talent for driving Israelis up the wall, poured oil on the flames by announcing, in a public speech, that arms were flowing to him from Syria, and that he transfers them to the south in trucks "covered with straw". Let them all know.   Our commentators reacted by declaring that "no later than this summer" the Israeli army will be compelled to attack in Lebanon in order to remove the danger, and, on this occasion, also to eradicate the shame and restore to the army the "deterrent power" that was lost on the battlefields of that unfortunate war.   OR PERHAPS Syria, this time? ...
? 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

Saudi pressuring Syria to support Lebanon’s Hariri Tribunal
YaLibnan 2007/2/24
...a meeting was expected to be held in Spain within the next few days between Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al Faisal and his Syrian counterpart, Walid Moallem, already in Madrid on an official visit.   The meeting would be the first between senior leaders from both countries since the Saudi-Syrian rift widened after this summer's Israel-Hezbollah war when Syrian President Bashar Assad labeled several Arab leaders "half men." ...

Islamic gathering in Pakistan not aimed at Shiites or Iran, says Turkish premier
International Herald Tribune 2007/2/24
A string of meetings planned by Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf for leaders of key Muslim Sunni nations are not aimed at forging an alliance against Shiite Iran, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.  
Pakistan will host a meeting of foreign ministers from seven Muslim nations on Sunday to discuss how to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and bring peace to Iraq and Afghanistan. Media reports in the Arab world suggested, however, that Musharraf aims to establish up a Sunni alliance to confront rising influence of Shiite Iran in the region. ...

There is Chance to Move Peace Process, King Tells Israeli TV
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/23
King Abdullah said that there is a chance to move the peace process forward embodied not only on the momentum of Americans, Quartet Committee, Israelis and Palestinians movements, but also in the efforts exerted to launch the Arab Peace initiative and the interest of Islamic countries outside the Middle East to contribute in solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.  
"We find ourselves at this very important crossroads ... that I do feel really is the last opportunity for peace for all of us," King Abdullah told Israel's Channel 2 TV ... Expressing worries over the continues violence and changes in the Middle East, King Abdullah said "We might find ourselves soon unable to push forward towards the solution based on two-states", stressing that "If we don't reach this solution, we will never be able to achieve peace."   King Abdullah stressed that all will pay the price of instability in the region ...

Jordan's King Says Peace Hopes Dimming 2007/2/23
Jordan's King Abdullah II said in remarks broadcast Friday that prospects for Mideast peace were dwindling, and the latest window of opportunity might be the last.   "We find ourselves at this very important crossroads ... that I do feel really is the last opportunity for peace for all of us," Abdullah told Israel's Channel 2 TV, in an excerpt from an interview to be broadcast in full on Saturday.   "I think that the opportunities that we have are diminishing, the frequency of conflict is rising rapidly in the Middle East," the king said. ...

Jesus: Tales from the Crypt
Time 2007/2/23
Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you 'The Titanic' is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity.   In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim that Jesus wasn't resurrected --the cornerstone of Christian faith-- and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene.   No, it's not a re-make of "The Da Vinci Codes'. It's supposed to be true.   Let's go back 27 years, when Israeli construction workers were gouging out the foundations for a new building in the industrial park in the Talpiyot, a Jerusalem suburb. of Jerusalem. The earth gave way, revealing a 2,000 year old cave with 10 stone caskets. ...
Contributed by Bob Anderson.
Matthew 24:23-26 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24)  For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25) Behold, I have told you before. 26) Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

Officials: Rice Tells Israel To Shun Syria 2007/2/23
During her visit to the Middle East this week, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice insisted that Israel refrain from even exploratory peace talks with Syria, according to government officials in Jerusalem.   Israel's Ha'aretz quoted the officials as saying that Rice was very forceful in expressing Washington's position on the matter of negotiations between Syria and the Jewish state. ...
? 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

Protocols of the Mollahs of Qom Aims At Annihilating Sunnis
Iran Press Service 2007/2/23
As religious and sectarian killings in Iraq intensifies, with major Arab nations uniting their forces to stop the growth in strength and popularity of the Sh’ia Muslims, but particularly non Arab Iran that is aiming at becoming the Middle East’s super power, Arab historians, intellectuals, journalists and ulemas have started a vigorous anti-Iranian, anti Shi’a campaign.   In this framework, Mahmoud Al-Sayyed Al-Dugheim, a Syrian-born historian based in London told recently the Dubai-based Aljazeera Television that Iran has established a global Shi’ite Government that operates in accordance with the “Protocols of the Mollahs of Qom”, aimed at annihilating the Sunnis. ...

Jesus’ burial site found - film claims
yNetNews 2007/2/23
New film documents discovery of Jerusalem cave containing ten caskets believed to hold remains of Jesus, Mary, Mary Magdalene and others ...
Article and comments contributed by Bob Anderson.

Israeli Muslim Leader To Be Investigated For Incitement 2007/2/23
Israel on Thursday decided to open a criminal investigation against popular Israeli-Arab Muslim leader Sheikh Raed Salah after he called on local Muslims to rebel against Israel and painted his Jewish countrymen as blood-thirsty killers.   Salah, who heads the northern branch of Israel's Islamic Movement, has been the most outspoken opponent of Israel's decision to conduct renovation work on a collapsed earthen ramp leading to one of the gates of Jerusalem's Temple Mount. ...

The Battle on the Temple Mount 2007/2/22
A furor erupted in Jerusalem last week. It concerns the construction of a new walkway to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, intended to replace an earlier bridge that had collapsed. The only one that permits entry to the Mount for non-Muslims, via the Mughrabi Gate, the bridge is located near the Western Wall, and completely within Israeli jurisdiction. The work was being done under the umbrella of the Israeli Antiquities Authority and had been cleared by a municipal planning commission in Jerusalem. ...Daoud Kuttab, the Palestinian journalist, rejects the idea that the Israeli dig is “nothing more than a municipal action,” positing that Israel must have a more sinister agenda. Thus, he writes of Israel's insistence on annexing east Jerusalem, and cutting off its Arab population from outlying areas with the security fence. He advises us that the "calls for help from [east Jerusalem's] Muslim community have now been heard by Palestinian Muslims who are citizens of the State of Israel." And he warns that “the Islamic movement in Israel is all over the city in a strong and powerful way.”   Which “calls for help” is Kuttab suggesting have gone out from the Arabs of east Jerusalem? Almost certainly, it has nothing to do with stopping the construction of a walkway. The outrage over the walkway is only the latest front in the ongoing war against Israel. For Palestinian Arabs, nothing will truly suffice except total Israeli surrender.

King Calls for Giving the Labour Sector Development Top Priority
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/22
...During a meeting at the Royal Court that was dedicated to discussing the labour issue, His Majesty stressed the need to draw up a specific timeframe to activate the comprehensive strategy and the plan of action of the labour sector to address labour issues.   He also said it was important to crystallize an employment plan to encourage Jordanians to work and replace migrant workers with Jordanians.   During the Meeting attended by Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit, King Abdullah urged the government to adopt a clear approach to deal with the labour issue and support investors in all production sectors. ...

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

King Abdullah of Jordan's peace initiative: scuppered by Abbas signing the Mecca deal
UN Observer 2007/2/22
King Abdullah II of Jordan is apparently angry with Palestinian President Abbas for having signed the Mecca agreement, and therefore endangering a Middle East peace initiative he had planned, the Israeli paper 'Maariv' claimed on Tuesday.   According to the paper, King Abdullah has been working on this initiative for several months and he was planning to soon initiate secret negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Abbas without any involvement of Hamas. His initiative included demanding that Abbas call early elections, in which Hamas would fail. The Jordanian monarch would coordinate his initiative with other so-called moderate Arab states, such as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, in order to reach a regional peace agreement that would include the Arab countries' official recognition of Israel.   'Maariv' suggested that King Abdullah's plan would have been accepted by the USA and Israel. The plan was also tipped to make the Middle East a more peaceful region and to restrain the Shi'ite expansion in the region, which is worrying both Sunni-majority Jordan and Israel. ...The paper detailed the Jordanian monarch's plan as follows:
1. Secret talks between Olmert and Abbas
2. Abbas to announce early elections on the basis of mutual recognition between Israel and the Palestinian Authority
3. Overthrow the Hamas movement and sign a peace agreement with Israel
4. Launch diplomatic relations between the Arab states and Israel
5. Calm the situation in the Middle East, thereby reducing the level of terror
6. End the intifada

Talk to Syria? Condi Tells Israel: 'Don't Even Think About It'
TPM Cafe 2007/2/22
Like a busybody parent, Condi Rice wagged her finger at wayward Israeli leaders who proposed that Israel begin exploratory talks with Syria on the heels of informal diplomacy between former Israeli diplomat Alon Liel and a Syrian representative. Condi would have none of it: The United States demanded that Israel desist from even exploratory contacts with Syria, of the sort that would test whether Damascus is serious in its declared intentions to hold peace talks with Israel.   In meetings with Israeli officials recently, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was forceful in expressing Washington's view on the matter.   The American argument is that even "exploratory talks" would be considered a prize in 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

Temple Mount Re-Opened to Jews
Arutz Sheva 2007/2/22
Israeli excavation works at the Rambam (Mughrabi) Gate ramp - leading from the Western Wall plaza to the Temple Mount - evoked Arab rioting and criticism of Israel by Arab leaders. Despite Israeli explanations and photos showing that the work had nothing to do with the Temple Mount, Arabs continue to accuse Israel of attempting to destroy the mosques at the site. ...Now that calm has been restored in the area, and in the wake of strong pressure by Jewish groups, the police have once again opened the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors. ...

King urges US to back peace drive, warns of heightened tension
The Jordan Times 2007/2/21
KING ABDULLAH WARNED Tuesday of heightened regional tensions in the absence of sustained engagement by the international community in reviving the Middle East peace process, saying the lapse of time was not in the interest of anyone.   The King told US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a meeting in Amman that the longer the time passes without helping Palestinians and Israelis move forward, the greater the risk of an escalation of tensions, according to a Royal Court statement. ...Also yesterday, the King telephoned Olmert and called for “reactivating the peace process with the Palestinians and overcome all obstacles that hinder the resumption of negotiations” ...
Contributed by Jody Deasy.

Hashemite University, US Colombia University Discuss Cooperation
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/21
President of the Hashemite University, Omar Shdeifat, discussed with President of the U.S. Colombia University, Lee Bollinger and an accompanying delegation, cultural dialogue between the Arab and Islamic world and the west.   Shdeifat said Jordan was interested in scientific research and development and was keen to keep pace with developments in the field of telecommunication and information technology.   He said the Hashemite University was also keen to spread the Amman message launched by His Majesty King Abdullah II to clarify the true image of Islam. ...
The king is keeping abreast of the field of telecommunications and IT, as well as making inroads into the motion picture industry.  It appears there is an ongoing as well as upcoming immersion that the world will be subject to in the kings efforts to subjugate the world with Islam.

Abbas to lobby Blair on government deal with Hamas
Reuters 2007/2/21
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will lobby British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday to intercede with his key ally the United States to accept a Palestinian unity government with the Islamist Hamas movement. ..."President Abbas wants Prime Minister Blair to persuade the Americans that the Mecca deal is the only way out," the Palestinian ambassador to London, Manuel Hassassian, told Reuters.   "If there is any European country that can influence the Americans it's going to be the UK, given the fact that Blair is a personal friend of President (Geroge W.) Bush," he said. ...

Congress blocks funds for Abbas' security forces
San Francisco Chronicle 2007/2/21
Congress is holding up $86 million that the Bush administration is seeking to strengthen the security forces of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a new setback for the administration's efforts in the region.   Administration officials say they want the money to ensure that the moderate Palestinian leader's security forces will not be overwhelmed by rivals from the militant Hamas movement, which has received pledges of $250 million in aid from Iran. ...

Olmert: Too soon to speak of talks with Syria
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/21
...During a meeting with foreign correspondents in Jerusalem, the prime minister said that it was not enough for the Syrians to say they were ready for peace, but that they needed to stop transferring arms to Lebanon, smuggling terrorist to Iraq and destabilizing Lebanese rule.    Olmert said that
if there is a positive change on the Syrian side, Syrian President Bashar Assad will find Israel ready for negotiations and then Israel will demonstrate the compromises it is willing to make.
? 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.

Middle East Newsline 2007/2/21
Leading aides to President Bashar Assad were said to have been caught in a power struggle.   Opposition sources said the power struggle included Assad's brother-in-law, regarded as the most powerful member of the regime after the president. The brother-in-law, Assaf Shawkat, has headed the Syrian Military Intelligence, the lead agency in the nation's security.   "Shawkat has been fighting with just about everybody in the Syrian leadership," an opposition source said. "It appears that Bashar is getting worried." ...
? Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots

Jordan's king to Olmert: Stop excavations
United Press International 2007/2/20
Jordan's King Abdullah II urged Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to stop excavations near Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque and warned of repercussions. ...

Jordan Urges U.S. to Chase Mideast Peace
Forbes 2007/2/20
Jordan's King Abdullah II urged the United States on Tuesday to continue seeking to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord amid concerns from Arab nations about the implications of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' power-sharing pact with Hamas militants. ...In Israel on Tuesday, Miri Eisin, spokeswoman for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, ruled out any talks on a final peace deal with Abbas if he went ahead with plans to form a new Cabinet including Hamas. ...

For decades now we have been 'chasing' peace in the middle east like a dog running after its tail, while meantime the warring countries have blackmailed US out of BILLIONS of dollars, and thousands of American lives.  Yet peace remains elusive.

Europe and the Mullahs
Opinion Journal 2007/2/20
On the record, Europe claims to be as concerned as America about a nuclear-armed Iran. The record also shows, however, that Europe's biggest countries do a booming business with the Islamic Republic. And so far for the Continentals, manna trumps security. ...
Contributed by Bob Anderson.

Iran & Saudi deal to stabilize Lebanon is Syria’s worst nightmare
YaLibnan 2007/2/19
...The Syrians' worst nightmare, of course, would involve Iran and Saudi Arabia working out a deal to stabilize Lebanon. Saudi-Iranian dealings in recent weeks prompted Hezbollah to back away from demonstrations that had been designed to bring down the Lebanese government. And it would not be beyond the pale for Iran to acquiesce to a broader agreement between Hezbollah (its proxy) and Saudi Arabia's Sunni allies, if Tehran was able to secure its goals in Iraq in exchange.   Such a deal would be immensely detrimental for Syria, given its significant interests in Lebanon.  ...

Al Fayez: King Abdullah’s Efforts are designed to avert the Region Wars
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/19
Senator Faisal Al Fayez said that efforts being exerted by His Majesty King Abdullah II regarding the Palestinian cause and the situation in Iraq and Lebanon, are diplomatic and political efforts that are designed to avert the region more wars including civil wars. ...

HCO dispatches aid convoy to Palestine
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/19
The Hashemite Charitable Organization (HCO) on Monday has dispatched the first convoy of Jordan's relief aid to Palestinian areas ordered by His Majesty King Abdullah II.   HCO Secretary General Abdel Salam Abbadi told Petra in implementation of the Royal directives to keep HCO as a Bridge of assistance and support to the Palestinian people ...
A benevolent king?
? 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 angry over Israeli security checks of diplomats
Israel Insider 2007/2/19
The Jordanian authorities have filed a letter of complaint to the Israeli Foreign Ministry, protesting the fact that Israel insists to conduct security inspections of Jordanian diplomats' vehicles at border crossings.   The demand to inspect the vehicles, on suspicion that they are being used for smuggling, violates diplomatic treaties, the Jordanians claimed. ...

Israeli officials deny find is Muslim prayer room
Israel Today 2007/2/19
The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) denied an earlier report that archaeologists discovered a Muslim prayer room in their excavations in the area surrounding the Mugrabi Gate, near the Temple Mount.   IAA officials claimed that in the past they were prevented from digging in the area of the site, but now they hope to find what the room really is. But they denied a report that a Jerusalem district archaeologist released stating he uncovered an alcove covered with a dome, a kind of Muslim prayer niche. ...

Muslims solidifying Temple Mount takeover
WorldNetDaily 2007/2/18
...Hebrew University's Eilat Mazor said Muslims are turning the Temple Mount into a "giant mosque for Islam only," and that the new minaret will "serve as a prize to the Muslims, who have been erasing Jewish ties to the site by openly discarding Jewish artifacts they find." ...

Amman on a mission 2007/2/18
As leader of Jordan’s largest real estate company and close confidant to the King, Akram Abu Hamdan has played a major role in the rapid economic development of the once troubled Arab state. And if the optimism of the King’s ‘right hand man’ is to be believed, Jordan’s capital is poised to become the region’s premier destination for multinational giants in search of Middle Eastern wealth. ...
2005 saw land prices in Jordan increase by 90%, with an 8% climb in construction activity, while last year saw a 20% increase in prices. With projects worth US$8.4bn being built in Jordan in 2006, these sharp rises are clearly not deterring developers from entering the Kingdom however.
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Architect: His Majesty King Abdullah II is the driving force behind Jordan’s monumental projects.

Iran - Ready to attack, American preparations for invading Iran are complete
Global Research 2007/2/19
American military operations for a major conventional war with Iran could be implemented any day. They extend far beyond targeting suspect WMD facilities and will enable President Bush to destroy Iran's military, political and economic infrastructure overnight using conventional weapons.   British military sources told the New Statesman, on condition of anonymity, that "the US military switched its whole focus to Iran" as soon as Saddam Hussein was kicked out of Baghdad. It continued this strategy, even though it had American infantry bogged down in fighting the insurgency in Iraq.   The US army, navy, air force and marines have all prepared battle plans and spent four years building bases and training for "Operation Iranian Freedom". Admiral Fallon, the new head of US Central Command, has inherited computerised plans under the name TIRANNT (Theatre Iran Near Term).   The Bush administration has made much of sending a second aircraft carrier to the Gulf. But it is a tiny part of the preparations. ...
Contributed by Bob Anderson.

Iran, Syria vow united front to thwart U.S. and Israel
Haaretz 2007/2/18
Iran and Syria will form an alliance against what they referred to as U.S. and Israeli conspiracies against the Islamic world, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said yesterday, after meeting Syrian President Bashar Assad.   Ahmadinejad said Israel's defeat in last year's war in Lebanon and the failure of the American occupation in Iraq are "clear signs of the growing weakness of the United States and Zionism." ...
? 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.

Muslim prayer room found near Mugrabi Gate
yNetNews 2007/2/18
Remains of an ancient Muslim prayer room were found under the dirt embankment adjacent to the Mugrabi Gate in 2004, yet the findings, unearthed after part of the embankment collapsed into the Western Wall compound, were kept secret until now. ...The remains apparently date back to the 11th century, the Salah al-Din era known as the Ayub Period and which is of great significance to the Muslim world. This important finding was kept secret in fear that the Muslim community would demand that the site, adjacent to the Western Wall compound, be declared sacred.   One of the Muslim arguments regarding the works taking place near the Mugrabi Bridge is that the destruction of the embankment would damage Muslim sites. The findings published by the Antiquities Authority are likely to support this argument. ...
Now more than ever there will be great Muslim resistance to the bridge rebuilding project.

Sheikh calls for third Intifada
Israel Today 2007/2/18
Islamic Movement Leader Sheikh Raed Salah faces indictment charges after calling for the third Intifada (uprising) in his Friday sermon, after a weekend of fiery sermons, rioting and stone throwing in Arab East Jerusalem. ...

Bakhit Meets Delegation Representing Societies Concerned in Jerusalem Affairs
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/17
...Bakhit expressed regret over the attempt of some to circulate Israeli statements, which noted that the excavation work was done in coordination with the Awqaf in Jerusalem.   “These statements are baseless and everyone is aware of Jordan’s role in protecting the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem,” the premier added.   Representatives of the societies valued efforts exerted by Jordan under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II to protect and preserve the holy sites in Jerusalem, the last of which was the re-installment of Salahiddin pulpit.

US Sponsors Israel-Palestinian Peace Talks from Position of Weakness
DEBKAfile 2007/2/17
...Washington is sponsoring Israeli and Palestinian leaders who are on their way out; their influence at home is waning and they have little to offer for enlivening the peace track. The US secretary will listen as usual. ...

High security alert around Temple Mount
United Press International 2007/2/17
...After some of the worst rioting in Jerusalem in several years, 3,000 police officers were on guard around the Temple Mount because of threats over the construction of a ramp to the area from the Western Wall plaza. ...

Why did Putin visit the Middle East?
Turkish Daily News 2007/2/17
...Putin set the stage for his visit by taking a very anti-American position at the Munich Security Conference which took place just before he visited the Middle East. At the conference he lambasted the United States for its reckless unipolar policies and for its “almost unconstrained hyper-use of force” – words that were well-received by the Sunni Arab states in the region which he visited where the U.S. invasion of Iraq, with its resultant strengthening of both the Iraqi Shia and Iran, is deeply unpopular. Putin further enamored his hosts with his call for an International conference to settle the Arab-Israeli Conflict – a conference opposed by the United States – and for the Quartet to lift its economic sanctions against the new Palestinian Unity Government, even though it did not meet the Quartet criteria for the resumption of aid which required it to recognize Israel, renounce violence and accept all previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements.   In taking these actions, Putin was not only demonstrating Russia's independent position in the world, it was offering the three Arab states an alternative to their alignment with the United States. ...

Cocky Abbas: Like our government, or lump it
Jerusalem Newswire 2007/2/17
PLO and Palestinian Authority (PA) chief Mahmoud Abbas said at the weekend the world will have no choice but to live with the new Hamas-PLO terrorist coalition currently being formed. ...For its part the United States, along with the three other members of the so-called Quartet – the United Nations, European Union and Russia – continue to insist that the PA-in-the-making recognize Israel, renounce violence and honor all past agreements between the Jewish state and the PLO.   According to the agreement reached between Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Mecca earlier this month, none of these conditions will be met.

Webcams fuel furor over Jerusalem site 2007/2/16

Israel activated webcams yesterday at the site of a controversial building project in Jerusalem's Old City as part of an effort to refute accusations by Muslims that the work is threatening the Al-Aqsa Mosque. ...Islamic leaders denounced the streaming video as "cosmetic," and said they would organize massive demonstrations in Jerusalem after prayers today. ...

Haniyeh to form unity govt in three weeks; US warns Abbas
The News International 2007/2/16
...US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said publicly Washington was reserving judgment on the new government until it was formed, and denied in a television interview that the United States had already decided on a full boycott.   But she said prospects for a summit with Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday were “obviously more complicated” by the planned Hamas and Fatah coalition. ...

S Arabia ready for nuclear pact with Russia
The News 2007/2/16
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said on Wednesday that the kingdom is ready to cooperate with Russia in the military and nuclear power spheres. The comment followed a two-day visit this week by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who became the first Russian head of state to visit the kingdom.   “There are no obstacles to cooperation between the two countries in all fields concerning the military and nuclear power,” Saud told reporters. During his visit, Putin was reported to have offered Russian expertise to the kingdom in the field of nuclear energy. ...

Turkey to send delegation to Jerusalem to inspect excavations
Today's Zaman 2007/2/16
...Only two days before his meeting with Olmert, Erdoğan harshly criticized Israel, accusing the Israeli government of violating agreements to protect holy sites and also of raising regional tensions by digging near the al-Aqsa Mosque. Olmert brought photographs of the construction work and showed them to him during their meeting, Erdoğan said.   “I've only been to the region once. I don't know the place very well. I've seen photographs, but those photographs haven't fully satisfied me,” the prime minister added.   Olmert welcomed Turkey's decision to send a technical delegation, saying, "We have nothing to hide." "The work being conducted is being done outside the Temple Mount area. We are very happy to host the prime minister's team, and therefore the right, correct and exact story will come out," Olmert said. ...

Abbas hit by tough US stance on Hamas 2007/2/16
The United States has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that it will shun a future unity government with the militant Hamas group because it will not explicitly recognise Israel, Abbas aides said yesterday. ...

Jordan MPs Say Israel "violated" Peace Pact, Urge Recall Of Envoy 2007/2/15
At least 25 Jordanian lawmakers have signed a petition urging the government to officially declare that Israel had "violated" the peace treaty concluded between the two countries in 1994 by going ahead with excavations near Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque, parliamentary sources said Thursday. ..."We hereby urge the government to officially declare that Israel has violated the article 9 of the peace treaty by conducting excavations at al-Aqsa Mosque," the lawmakers said in their memorandum.   Article 9 commits Israel to respect Jordan's role in looking after the Islamic and Christian holy shrines in East Jerusalem, which the Jewish state captured from the Hashemite Kingdom in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.   The parliamentary memorandum coincides with Jordanian contacts with Arab and Islamic countries as well as with world powers to put pressure on Israel to halt its construction work at the road leading to al-Aqsa Mosque's al-Magharebah Gate. ...

Webcast for Jerusalem excavations

BBC 2007/2/15
The Israeli authorities have installed cameras to film excavation work being carried out near the Temple Mount or Haram Sharif in East Jerusalem.   The footage will be broadcast live on the internet, in an attempt to ease widespread anger in the Muslim world. ...Broadcasts will start on Thursday and can be seen at the antiquities authority's website at

Internet Users to Watch Live Archaeological Work at Jerusalem's Temple Mount 2007/2/15
Several video cameras are to be installed inside Israel's historical center. The country's authorities stated that cameras will allow Internet users to watch the excavation process that is currently being performed at Temple Mount.   The archaeological process will be transmitted live starting with February 15. The official website of Israel Antique Authority is the one to transmit the works that are being made at Mount Temple. ...

Olmert to let Jordanian prisoners serve in Jordan
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/15
Olmert told journalists traveling with him on a visit to Turkey on Thursday that Jordanian King Abdullah II asked him to allow the men to finish their sentences in Jordanian prisons.   "I am inclined to grant his request," Olmert said. ...

Olmert: J'lem won't cut ties with Abbas
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/15
There is no need to cut off ties with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas as a result of the Mecca agreement, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in Ankara on Thursday.   Olmert's comments, made during a briefing with Israeli reporters, came on the eve of his trilateral meeting with Abbas and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice scheduled for Monday in Jerusalem. ...

Walid Jumblatt - the most fierce liberal in Lebanon
yaLibnan 2007/2/15
“Why do you suppose Bashar al-Assad is so afraid of the Hariri tribunal?” I said. “Everybody already knows he’s guilty.”   The main reason Syria wants a new Lebanese government is so Beirut will not authorize a United Nations trial for the assassins of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Hezbollah has fought the creation of the anti-terrorist tribunal since the idea was floated.   “Because they killed Hariri,” he said. “If [Assad] wasn’t that nervous and if he wasn’t enhancing his people – Nasrallah and others – to block the process of the tribunal…it means that he’s guilty.”   “Right,” I said. “But we all know he’s guilty anyway.” ...
? 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

Mecca and Jerusalem: Sacred Deceptions
Jewish Exponent 2007/2/15
If there was any doubt that religious symbolism dominates the news from the Middle East, it was dispelled by the two biggest stories emanating from the region last week: a conference in Mecca and a dispute about Jerusalem's Temple Mount. But if there was any unifying theme to these two contrasting stories, it was that deception seemed to be at the heart of both. ...What the Mecca agreement has done is to repackage a government of terrorists, and give it the facade of respectability and moderation that P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas still retains, despite the large volume of evidence that his own intentions are far from peaceful. That Abbas was a clear loser in the agreement is obvious. Those waiting for him to use the considerable force at his disposal to defeat Hamas were obviously misled.   Mecca also enhances the prestige of the Saudis at a time when this nation and other so-called Arab "moderates" feel the need to respond to the growing influence of Iran. This is one reason why many are urging Washington to reward the Mecca signers with a halt to the boycott of the P.A. In the context of the war in Iraq, this gives the United States a rationale to go along with the deception. ...

Abbas asks Hamas head Haniyeh to form unity govt
Reuters 2007/2/15
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas on Thursday to form a new unity government.   "Mr Ismail Haniyeh, we designate you to form the Palestinian government," Abbas told Haniyeh at a joint news conference in Gaza City, after accepting Haniyeh's resignation ...

Syria negotiates with its knife on the table, dripping with blood
yaLibnan 2007/2/15
...Shia civilians were killed, but only when Hezbollah took them to war against Israel. Christians are being killed because they won't submit to the will of Hezbollah's patron in Damascus.   "Remember that this is the first time that civilians have been targeted since Hariri's murder," says Lebanese analyst Elie Fawaz. "This is a very serious escalation."   It is also a message meant to remind observers of Syria's capacity to inflict violence in Lebanon. Syria can do anything it pleases in the land of the cedars. ...
? 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 To Purchase Six Russian KA-226 Helicopters 2007/2/14
Jordan and Russia have signed an agreement under which the Hashemite Kingdom will get six Russian KA-226 helicopters for 35 million dollars, officials said Wednesday.   The accord was one of four accords signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Jordan, which was concluded Tuesday, with the aim of boosting bilateral economic ties, they added. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Terrorism Awareness Project: The Islamic Mein Kamph 2007/2/14
Haj El Husseini, Granf Mufti of Jerusalem in the 1930's, uncle to Yassar Arafat, identified America as the GREAT SATAN in 1933! His other accomplishments are pretty well documented in the film.
Consider: How did he know? How did he arrive at this in 1933? England and France were the nations messing around with the Middle East. America surely wasn't.
Article (website) and comments contributed by Bob Anderson.

? Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Jordan condemns terrorist blasts in Algeria
Kuwait News Agency 2007/2/14
King Abdullah II of Jordan on Wednesday sent a cable to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika expressing his deep condolences over victims of the terrorist blasts that rocked eastern Algiers on Tuesday. ..."In my name and on behalf of the Jordanian people and government, I strongly condemned the heinous acts", King Abdullah said, affirming Jordan's stand by Algeria in face of terror activities.
? 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.

Some Iraqi refugees in Syria react sharply to U.S. refugee program
International Herald Tribune 2007/2/14
Iraqi refugees living in Syria reacted sharply on Wednesday to a Bush administration plans to allow about 7,000 Iraqi refugees to settle in the U.S., as the Damascus government repeated its pledge not to deport Iraqis.   The U.S. plan comes at a time of mounting international pressure to help millions who have fled their homes in the nearly four-year-old war. The United States has allowed only 463 Iraq refugees into the country since the war began in March 2003. Nearly 1 million Iraqi refugees have fled to Syria alone. ...
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

US Congress freezes transfer of $86 m. to Abbas
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/14
The US Congress voted on Wednesday to freeze 86 million dollars in funds that had been earmarked to enhance Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Presidential Guard, according to an Army Radio report.   The House of Representatives had requested clarification of the diplomatic policy that will be pursued by the Palestinians following the signing of a power-sharing accord between Hamas and Abbas's Fatah movement in Mecca last week, days before the money was to be transferred.   "We need to better understand what exactly we are financing, and also to receive answers to the questions that were raised following [the signing of] this accord," ...

King Holds Talks with Putin
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/13
...The King and Putin also discussed a number of issues of common concern, including institutionalizing coordination in the political and economic fields, and encouraging Russian investors to invest in Jordan and enhance cooperation between the private sector of both countries. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Abbas Is Deceiving the US, Israeli Minister Says
CNSNews 2007/2/13
The upcoming Israeli-Palestinian-U.S. summit is intended to "crystallize" the political horizon with the goal of helping Palestinian moderates, an Israeli official said on Tuesday. But at least one government minister thinks the point of the summit should be to expose Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas as a deceiver. ...Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs Avigdor Liberman believes that
Abbas is deceiving Rice and the U.S., which has given its complete backing to Abbas in his power struggle against the Hamas-led government.   The recent "unity government" agreement between Abbas and Hamas leaders -- does not meet any of the three benchmarks outlined by the international community, Lieberman said in a radio interview. Those benchmarks include recognizing Israel, abandoning terrorism, and abiding by previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements.   Abbas is not a partner, Liberman charged. "This is not a unity government," he said. "This is a Hamas government." ...

About that Moslem holy site
American Thinker 2007/2/13
Covering the latest Muslim-inspired clashes in Jerusalem, the MSM, relying on their skimpy religious/historical knowledge plus Muslim propaganda, have ranked the importance of the area's sites to the respective religions. Much of this is wrong so here are some corrections courtesy of Mary Yourish.   About the Western Wall ...

The myth of Al Aqsa mosque
Israel Insider 2007/2/13
Presently, the Mullahs are calling for another "intifada" claiming that the Jews are undermining the Al Aksa Mosque and the place where their myths believe Mohammed launched himself into the Seventh Heaven. Where did this story come from? Does it meet any known time-line?   Mohammed died in 632 C.E. During his lifetime an imaginative story floated by an unknown follower was circulated about Mohammed's midnight dream ride on a flying horse to "Al Aksa". Serious Islamic scholars were embarrassed by this crass imagination that made no sense -- as follows ...

Olmert: Israel Will Have To Surrender Golan For Peace With Syria
All Headline News 2007/2/13
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday that Israel will have no choice but to part with the Golan Heights if it ever wants peace with neighboring Syria.   "The whole world knows that in any future negotiations, if they are renewed, we will have to give up on the entire Golan Heights," Ha'aretz quoted Olmert as telling the committee. ...

Egyptian MP: We should nuke Israel
Jerusalem Newswire 2007/2/13
A prominent Egyptian lawmaker on Monday suggested the Muslim world destroy Israel in a nuclear holocaust in order to halt renovation work outside Jerusalem's Temple Mount. ...

Vladimir Putin given unprecedented welcome in Amman
ITAR-TASS 2007/2/13
Vladimir Putin, who arrived in Jordan late on Monday night for an official visit, was met at Amman airport by King Abdullah II of Jordan. This was an unprecedented event for that country.   Then the monarch of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan took the wheel of a car and Putin took a seat beside him. ...

Russia, Jordan sign several bilateral agreements
Interfax 2007/2/13
Several bilateral agreements, including a contract for the sale of Russian Kamov Ka-226 helicopters to Jordan, have been signed following negotiations between the two countries' leaders on Tuesday. ...In addition, president of the AvtoVAZ Group management company Vladimir Artyakov and general director of Jordan's car maker Akram Abu Khamdan signed an agreement on cooperation between the companies.

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

Jordan urges prompt final status negotiations
The Jordan Times 2007/2/13
King Abdullah on Monday said Palestinians and Israelis should promptly begin final status negotiations and warned against “wasting more opportunities”.   “Time will be critical at the coming stage,” the King told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who briefed the Monarch on the Mecca agreement between Fateh and Hamas on forming a unity government.   “Palestinians and Israelis should support all Arab and international efforts to revive the peace process in line with the two-state solution," the Jordan News Agency, Petra, quoted the King as saying. ...He urged a “unified Palestinian position to resume negotiations until an independent Palestinian state is established”. ...
Contributed by Jody Deasy.
? Daniel 8:25 ...and by peace shall destroy many
? 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.
? 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.

We can see that the king is dead set on making 'peace' happen this year, and he wants the Palestinians to be 'united until' the Palestinian state is established.  For sure you can bet that they will want to get back to business as usual after that.  However, he and the rest of the Arab world will be obligated to uphold the 'peace and safety' which they have agreed to.  Therefore, there must already be a 'plan in the wings' to enforce the peace.  That, I think, is where 'the little horn' character is 'given a crown' to 'go forth conquering and to conquer' the terrorists.  At least that would be the initial intent of the Arab nations, and the world at large, in consenting to the 'safety/security' plan.  However, scripture tells us that he has a plan of his own.  We can see that the fulfillment of these ancient prophetic scripture may be is right around the corner.

Putin thanks Jordanian king for land on Christ baptism site
Interfax 2007/2/13
Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked King Abdullah II of Jordan for his decision to give Russia a land plot near the Jordan River.   "Christians revere these places and these shrines, which are open to everybody, regardless of faith or nationality," Putin said during a joint press conference with the Jordanian king.   Jordan has given Russia perpetual and free use of a land plot near the Jordan River, which Christians believe is the site of Jesus Christ's baptism by John the Baptist over 2,000 years ago. An Orthodox church was built near the site in honor of John the Baptist. ...

Western Wall compromise reached
JTA 2007/1/13
...The movement, known in Israel as Masorti, dropped its Supreme Court appeal after the government agreed to enforce mixed groups’ ability to worship for free at Robinson’s Arch, a site at the southern end of the Western Wall.   Mixed groups will be allowed to offer prayers daily until 10:30 a.m. on Friday evenings and holidays.   In recent years, groups who came to the site after 8 a.m. were charged a fee to worship, despite previous agreements to allow them free access to the site. ...

Olmert 'caved to Muslims' on Temple Mount
WorldNetDaily 2007/2/12
...A top leader of the Waqf told WND Olmert's granting of permission to build the minaret in the synagogue's place "confirms 100-percent the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) belongs to Muslims."   "This proves Jewish conspiracies for a synagogue will never succeed and solidifies our presence here. It will make Muslims worldwide more secure that the Jews will never take over the Haram al-Sharif," the Waqf official said.   Sources in the Jordanian monarchy and the Waqf told WND Olmert last month gave Jordan's King Abdullah official permission to build the minaret. ...

King visits Al Baqaa Camp
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/12
...King Abdullah II ordered during a visit to Baqaa camp on Monday the living standard of citizens in Baqaa Camp to be improved and their demands to be met.   Palestinian refugees in the Baqaa Camp appreciated King Abdullah’s stance that supporting Palestinian people to regain their legitimate rights by finding a just and lasting solution for the Palestinian cause deemed to be a core of conflict in the region. ...
? 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.

King receives Presidents of Ingush, Kabardin-Balkar and Adygeya
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/12
...Discussions during the meeting focused on ways to enhance relations between Jordan and these countries, especially in the economic, scientific and cultural fields.   His majesty affirmed that the meeting forms a real opportunity for building strong relations in the various fields for the interests of the Jordanian people and the peoples of Ingush, Kabardin-Balkar and Adygeya. ...

Arab League's Moussa upbeat on Lebanon deal
Reuters 2007/2/12
 The Arab League said on Monday differences over a U.N.-backed court to try suspects for the murder of a Lebanese former premier should be resolved soon, removing an obstacle in efforts to end Lebanon's political crisis.   "Everyone, whether in Syria or Saudi Arabia, is working to solve the situation, which gives hope that it will (be solved)," Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa told reporters after meeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus. ..."The composition of the court and how it will work is subject to disagreement that should be solved shortly," he said. "These differences revolve around certain phrases and paragraphs. I don't see a big problem with them." ...

Bedein: The Saudi Takeover Of Palestinian Entity
The Bulletin 2007/2/12
The "Mecca agreement" makes things difficult for Israel.
Israel's battle to prevent world recognition of Hamas, an Islamic terror organization sworn to destroy the Jewish state, has ended in defeat, with the ratification of the Mecca Agreement.   An Israeli intelligence official briefed the Israeli cabinet yesterday and declared that Hamas was the "tactical victor" of the Mecca Agreement, having achieved its goals without having had to concede even one of its principles or tenets.   The Mecca Agreement does not mention nor recognize Israel, and will not keep any obligation or agreement that was signed by Arafat and guaranteed by the United States government. ...

Assad threatened to kill Nabih Berri, report says
yNetNews 2007/2/12
Syrian President Bashar Assad threatened to kill Lebanese Parliament speaker Nabih Berri and his family members, the Kuwait-based newspaper al-Siyasa reported Sunday.   According to the report, which quotes "knowledgeable sources," the Lebanese parliament speaker recently received a direct threat from the Syrian president, according to which he, his wife and his children would be murdered if he dared to discuss in the parliament the plan for an international tribunal to try suspects in the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. ...
? Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

Jordan's king talks to Abbas on reviving ME peace
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/12
...The king's meeting with Abbas also comes a week before scheduled talks between Abbas, Israeli President Ehud Olmert and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.   Abbas' meeting with Abdullah preceded the arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Amman later Monday. Putin is expected to hold talks with the Jordanian monarch on Tuesday on the Mideast peace process, Iraq and other troubling regional concerns. ...
Contributed by Mike Smario.

Jordan's Monarch Meets Abbas, Backs Mecca Accord 2007/2/12
Jordan's King Abdullah II told visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday that Jordan supported the Mecca accord concluded last week between the Fatah and Hamas groups, an official statement said.   The monarch also backed the formation of a coalition Palestinian government as the agreement foresees, and expressed hope that such a measure would help the Palestinians and Israelis
"to start the final status talks at once", the royal statement said.   "The king stressed the need for building up a unified Palestinian attitude that meets the requirements of the forthcoming stage and presents the Palestinians as a strong peace partner capable of going ahead in the peace process in the run-up for the setting up of an independent Palestinian state," the statement added.   King Abdullah warned that the time element in the forthcoming stage was "very important", and added, "Therefore, the Palestinians and Israelis should spare time and start the final status talks immediately". ...
Contributed by Mike Smario.

Jordan looks for US$6bn investment 2007/2/11
Investors from the GCC look set to begin a mad dash to acquire a foothold in Jordan’s economy as the Hashemite Kingdom invites offers for private companies to take a stake in key infrastructure projects. ...The government last year concluded several key transactions in telecoms and phosphates worth at least US$650m. It alone accounted for over half of the US$1.2bn proceeds that had been accrued since the privatisation plan was launched in 1996. “We have accelerated the privatisation process in the last year and we will keep the same momentum this year,” he added. The government has given six consortiums who prequalified for the airport concession until the end of March to submit their financial and technical offers.
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

KADDB and Joint Venture Companies Exhibit at IDEX 2007
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/11
The King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau and eight of its Joint Venture Companies have recently announced their participation at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX 2007) to be held in Abu Dhabi from 18th to 22nd February, with a booth of 345 m2. ...KADDB companies participating at IDEX 2007 include Jordan Light Vehicle Manufacturing (JLVM) who will be exhibiting an Armoured Toyota 105 Land Cruiser and The Fox (Al Thalab); CLS Jordan with both the Auxiliary Power Unit for the Al Hussein Main Battle Tank and the Driver Instrument Panel for the Al Hussein; and NP Aerospace Jordan who are exhibiting a wide range of ballistic helmets, body armours, and ballistic plates.   The Jordanian Company for Manufacturing Specialised Boots will be displaying a wide range of heavy duty boots; the Jordan Russian Electronic Systems Company (JRESCo) is exhibiting a model of “Hashem”, the RPG 32; and the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre will be showing models of the facilities currently under construction. Jordan Electronic Logistics Support (JELS) is also exhibiting under KADDB’s name in addition to Jordan Boats who are exhibiting a model for a boat. Finally, Middle East Defence Systems (MDS) is launching two new vehicles at the exhibition. ...

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

SAE Jordan to be launched as part of new Al Quds campus
MENAfn 2007/2/11
Al Quds Group and SAE have signed
an exclusive partnership agreement to bring the world's largest creative technology institute to Jordan. ...The state-of-the-art SAE Institute will cover over 3,000sq.m within the new Al Quds campus, which is currently under construction on the airport road, according to a statement released by Al Quds Group. ..."Our objective is to promote, empower and substantially link Jordan to the international film, animation and audio engineering industries," he added. ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

Arab League sends letters to Arab group for urgent UNSC meeting on Aqsa
Kuwait News Agency 2007/2/11
The Arab League sent Sunday urgent letters to the Arab group's ambassadors in New York calling on them to hold talks with international groups concerning the holding of an urgent UN Security Council(UNSC) meeting to stop Israeli infringements with the holy Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. ...The UNSC and the international quartet were called upon to urgently act within their legal responsibilities, noting the Israeli excavation beneath the holy Aqsa Mosque violated the Geneva fourth protocol of 1949. ...

Israeli cabinet approves Jerusalem excavations
Reuters 2007/2/11
Israel's cabinet decided on Sunday to continue excavations outside Jerusalem's most contentious religious site despite Arab anger over the project, a government official said.   "The government approved continuation of construction at the approach to the Mughrabi Gate within the proposed framework, at all possible speed," ...

J'lem to Abbas: Quartet conditions must be met
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/11
If the new Palestinian unity government is based solely on the agreement reached in Mecca and does not include the three conditions of the Quartet, Israel will cut off its ties with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, officials in Jerusalem said Sunday morning.   In an interview with Army Radio, Opposition head MK Binyamin Netanyahu agreed with this position. ...

King invites Pope to visit Jordan
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/10
King Abdullah II has extended an invitation to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI of the Vatican to visit Jordan. ...During her meeting with the Pope, Queen Rania affirmed King Abdullah’s appreciation to the Pope’s efforts to strengthen cooperation and understanding amongst followers of various religions and promote values of loveliness and peace around the world.   She also asserted Jordan’s keenness to further cement cooperation with the Vatican to move forward in supporting efforts geared to realize just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.   On his part, the Pope valued King Abdullah’s unceasing efforts to relaunch peace talks ...
Remember this one? ®
Any wagers that there will be another stamp?  Perhaps one with with an Israeli leader in it too?  Perhaps a commemorative stamp of the great Muslim/Christian/Jewish 'peace deal' upcoming?

Abdullah decries Temple Mount action
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/10
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Friday condemned what he called Israel's "violations" against protestors at Jerusalem's Temple Mount compound, and warned such practices would only enhance violence and place "obstacles" in the path of peace.   "Jordan will push ahead with Arab and Islamic contacts as well as on the international level to ensure that Israel halts such deeds, which only lead to the expansion of the violence cycle and places obstacles versus efforts aimed at re-launching the peace process," Abdullah told Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas ...
Hmmm.  I can see him also jumping in to 'cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease' during the time of Jacob's trouble also.

Violent clashes at Temple Mount over renovations
The Independent 2007/2/10
...Riot police moved into the grounds using teargas and stun grenades in an operation which sent smoke rising from the compound and which they said was to disperse protesters throwing stones, metal bars and rubbish at the end of Friday noon prayers in the mosque, Islam's third holiest shrine. ...
It appears the Muslims have no reverence of the place they 'call' one of their 3 holiest sites.

Hamas, Abbas Agree: Deal Doesn´t Require Us to Recognize Israel
Arutz Sheva 2007/2/10
Despite rumors to the contrary, the new Palestinian Authority unity government does not require Hamas to recognize Israel, and the terror group has no intention of doing so, it said in a statement Saturday.   "The issue of recognition was not addressed at all (in Mecca)," Ahmed Youssef, an aide to PA Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, said. "In the platform of the new government there will be no sign of recognition (of Israel), regardless of the pressures the United States and the Quartet would exert," he said. ...

Arab League calls on Quartet to end Israeli dig
Reuters 2007/2/10
..."(The Arab League) calls on the members of the Quartet to take up their responsibilities and pressure Israel, the occupying power, to make it stop this aggression immediately," the league said in a statement.   The excavations around the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, which Israel says aim to salvage artifacts before construction of a pedestrian bridge leading to the complex also sacred to Jews, have angered Muslims who fear the work can damage the foundations of the 1,400-year-old mosque.   Israel says the holy places would not be harmed. ...
The Arabs are clearly afraid that the Israelis will uncover more of their historical past regarding Temple Mount.

Abbas aides fan out to sell unity deal
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/10
Palestinian leaders fanned out across the world Saturday in a diplomatic blitz aimed at convincing reticent world leaders to support their hard-won power-sharing deal by lifting economic sanctions on their government.   The envoys may have a hard sell.  Western governments and Israel have given only muted reactions to the agreement signed Thursday by Hamas and Fatah leaders in the holy Saudi city of Mecca.
...The Mecca deal says only that the new government pledges to "respect" the previous deals. It makes no reference to recognizing Israel or renouncing violence and appears to fall short of the Quartet's demands. ...
Every which way that's 'loose'.

Countries welcome Mecca agreement, U.S., Israel cautious
People's Daily Online 2007/2/10
...the United States and Israel remained cautious on the deal, insisting that the future Palestinian government must accept all three international conditions: renouncing violence, recognizing Israel and accepting past peace accords.   "We will see in the coming days and weeks whether or not this government of national unity is one that is clearly and credibly committed to those principles," U.S. State Department spokesman Sean Mccormack said. ...
Sounds like they're saying 'we can't trust, and we will wait to verify'.

Arab League accuses Israel of altering Jerusalem features with dig near Muslim holy site
International Herald Tribune 2007/2/10
The Arab League chief on Saturday accused Israel of attempting to alter the features of Jerusalem with its ongoing excavation near a Muslim holy site and urged the international community to intercede to stop the work. "There are plans to change the features of the city," Amr Moussa said ...In Jordan, Islamists called for holy war, or jihad, to save the Al Aqsa mosque and vowed revolt against their Arab rulers if they do not protect the Jerusalem flashpoint site from Israeli actions.   The committee of Muslim scholars in Jordan's largest political opposition group, the Islamic Action Front, or IAF, said in a statement that they "urge ... proclaiming jihad to liberate Al Aqsa and save it from destruction and sabotage from Jewish usurpers."   The IAF called for "recruitment" of Arabs for "the struggle and liberation" of the Al Aqsa, saying it was "necessary for every person to fight the enemy of Islam who is destroying" the shrine of Prophet Muhammad. ...

Surge here first
Middle East Online 2007/2/9
It was an electric moment in this mountain town last week when the young Hashemite king, Abdullah II of Jordan, stood in front of the World Economic Forum and warned of a conflagration that could spread "from Beirut to Bombay" -- pitting Shiite against Sunni, Persians against Arabs with untold consequences for all. ...Other voices from the region share the king's urgency. Amr Moussa, the long-serving secretary general of the Arab League, said a Palestinian state should be brought into being in 2007.   The reason for the new urgency is a common fear of Iran shared by Arabs and Israelis alike. Recently, the Israelis have sent out feelers to their Arab neighbours to explore this mutual concern.   The new Arab plan would be to build on the 2002 Saudi initiative that offered peace and full recognition of Israel in exchange for an Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories to pre-1967 lines. Surprisingly, all of the Arab League members joined in signing. ...
? 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
In the statements of this article alone it looks like the 3 Arab resistors to the 'PEACE' have been 'UPROOTED', and the way appears clear for Abdullah II the Hashemite King of Jordan to 'SEAL THE DEAL'.  It's looking more like the rapture might be this year as each day passes.

Jordan's King Abdullah, Egypt call on Israel to stop construction work at holy site
International Herald Tribune 2007/2/9
King Abdullah II expressed his concern over clashes Friday over Israeli construction work at a Jerusalem holy site, calling the violence "a dangerous Israeli escalation" and demanding it stop the work. ...

Locating the Second Temple
CBNNews 2007/2/9
Hebrew University professor and archaeologist Joseph Patrich announced this week that he has calculated a more precise location of the Second Temple. ...Using an 1866 map of the 15 x 175-foot underground water source, drawn by Sir Charles Wilson, a British engineer, on behalf of the Palestine Exploration Fund, Patrich compared the cistern's statistics with the Mishna's description of daily rituals performed by the Temple priests. ...

Temple Mount Dig Connects Jewish Past
CBNNews 2007/2/9
When the Islamic Waqf began construction in 1999 of an underground mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, many Israeli archeologists tried in vain to stop the illegal digging that dumped tons of debris in Jerusalem's Kidron Valley.   But a salvage operation on the debris is recovering ancient artifacts and in the process rediscovering Israel's past. ...While the archaelogical work sifts through history, it takes on enormous significance in today's Israeli-Palestinian conflict. That's because some Palestinians say Jerusalem never was a Jewish city.   For example, during the Camp David negotiations in the summer of 2000, Yasser Arafat told President Clinton there never was a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount. Barkay believes alongside the five-year-old armed intifada, there's also an attempt to erase Jewish history and culture. ...

Sunni, Shi’a and the “Trotskyists of Islam” 2007/2/9
...Unlike the Sunni, who had historically accepted the legitimacy of Islamic rulers, the caliphs, and who paid their clergy from state funds, thereby controlling them, the Shi'a refused to accept the Muslim credentials of their rulers and produced a clergy, paid for by the subscriptions of the faithful, that were closer to the people and so more radical.
I recall a conversation with Ibrahim Yazdi, the first foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran (who after Ayatollah Khomeini's death spent years under virtual house arrest in Tehran). As he sat under the enormous chandeliers of what had been the Shah's foreign ministry, he exclaimed with pride: "We are the Trotskyists of Islam!"
The logic of Yazdi's characterisation - with its echoes of the Russian revolutionary leader's theory of "permanent revolution" - was to spread Iran's radical anti-imperialism across the region: a force far superior, in his view, to the then vacillating as well as pro-Soviet ideology of the secular left.
Much of this was simplistic and one-sided: like all bodies of religious text and tradition, Shi'a and Sunni beliefs are liable to many interpretations. Iran has chosen, however, to put a militant stamp on its beliefs and, in a revolution that has far from run its course, to promote these values across the Muslim world. Today, this international radicalism of the Iranian revolution has come to be an explosive force in the middle east: directed on one side against the United States, but in a dangerous inflaming of communal relations, against Sunni Muslims as well. ...

Mecca Summit Moves Abbas Closer to Islamic Extremists 2007/2/9
...Harari believes the agreement enables Abbas act as a buffer for Hamas, but the question is whether the Quartet will accept such an arrangement.   "The real essence of the meeting in Mecca is that the Islamists are completing their control of the Palestinian arena," said Israeli Knesset Member Yuval Steinitz.   A year ago, Hamas took control of the Palestinian Authority through parliamentary elections, said Steinitz. Now they want to dominate the Palestine Liberation Organization, he said. ...

Israel: Army May Act "Forcefully" against Hizbullah
Naharnet 2007/2/9
Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz has accused Syria of allowing the rearmament of Hizbullah and said Israel has the right to act "forcefully" against the group to counter the threat. ..."We can't under any circumstances ignore the transfer of weapons and ammunition to Hizbullah," Peretz said. While Israel remains committed to the cease-fire, he said, "we reserve the right to protect the citizens of the state of Israel and we will do this forcefully without any compromises." ...
? 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.

Netanyahu accuses Syria of 'indirect' war
United Press International 2007/2/8
Former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accuses Syria of waging an indirect war against Israel.   "Syria is connected to the axis of evil and Iran. Planes in Syria supply Hezbollah, as do Syrian-made weapons. ..."Hamas must be overthrown, this arm must be cut off in Gaza," 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 Blunt in Support for Hizbullah, Hamas
Arutz Sheva 2007/2/8
Syrian President Bashar Assad bluntly expressed his support for the Hizbullah and Hamas terrorist organizations on Wednesday during a speech at a Ba’ath party conference in Damascus.   Assad said he would continue to back both groups in spite of threats from the Bush administration to expand sanctions leveled against Syria in 2004 for supporting the terrorists. ...

? Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

Israel, US sign homeland security pact
Israel21C 2007/2/8
Israeli Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter and his American counterpart, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff signed a joint memorandum in Washington last night, reports The Jerusalem Post. The agreement sets goals and terms of joint US-Israeli security cooperation. The understanding includes details of understandings on flight security, intelligence sharing, and sharing of research and development in the field of explosives detection. The agreement also includes cooperation and information sharing in attempts to respond to and neutralize terror and criminal activities. ...

Israel Considering Webcast Of Holy City Repair 2007/2/8
..."The Antiquities Authority is looking into the possibility of installing Internet cameras ... to show that we are working with full transparency, and to show that we aren't digging - not under Temple Mount, not on the way to Temple Mount and far from Temple Mount." ...
It might very well be that the same cameras they now desire to put in place will be the very cameras that the world also will see the 'two witnesses' with.
? Revelation 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. ...7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.  8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.  9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves. ...

Israel says Egypt is letting arms into Gaza
Reuters 2007/2/8
..."Tens of tons" of explosives were being smuggled into Gaza via Egypt, including anti-aircraft missiles, Dichter told reporters while visiting Washington for meetings with U.S. officials. "Egypt is not doing enough. That is for sure. It is not doing enough in terms of blocking this smuggling of means of warfare into the Gaza Strip," Dichter said. ...

Archeologist: Ancient cistern proves location of Second Temple
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/7
An Israeli archeologist said Wednesday that he has pinpointed the exact location of the Second Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount. ...The giant cistern, 4.5 meters wide and 54 meters long, lay near the southeastern corner of the upper platform of the Temple Mount. Examining the location and configuration of the cistern together with descriptions of the daily rite in the Temple and its surroundings found in the Mishna, Patrich said that this cistern is the only one found on the Temple Mount that can tie in with the ancient rabbinic text describing elements involved in the daily purification and sacrificial duties carried out by the priests on the altar in the Temple courtyard. ...After this purification, the priests ascended the nearby ramp to the sacrificial altar.   By thus locating the laver, the water wheel, the ramp and the altar, one can then finally map, again in coordination with the Mishna, the alignment of the Temple itself and its gates and chambers, he said. ...
The keys to the Temple Mount?
Contributed by Joe Greco.
My comments: Now one can understand why the Arabs are today in an uproar about the excavations going on.  They don't want their lies to unravel before the world, least not until they get their 'Palestinian state'.

U.S. Slams Syria for 'Negative' Role in Lebanon
Naharnet 2007/2/7
..."Syria continues to exert a negative role in Lebanon, they do not play a positive role in Iraq, they play a negative role in terms of the Palestinians realizing their own state," said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack on Tuesday.   McCormack was reacting to a rare U.S. television interview with Syrian President Bashar Assad aired Monday in which the Syrian leader presented himself as a key player in any effort to resolve crises around his country, notably in Iraq.   "We are not the only player, not the single player, but we are the main player in this issue," Assad told ABC television.   McCormack said the U.S. has made "multiple attempts" to try to engage Syria on efforts to stabilize the region, only to have Damascus try to "extract some public relations benefits" from the meetings. ...
? 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.

Court order removes radical Israeli Islamic leader Raed Saleh and six associates from Jerusalem Wednesday
Debka 2007/2/7
Striking policemen, they attempted to force their way up to Temple Mount to protest an archeological dig at Moghrabi Gate outside the shrines preparatory to repairs on the gate.
Saudi and Jordanian monarchs joined extremist Muslim leaders' charge that al Aqsa mosque is threatened, although the dig started Tuesday is on the ground below and 60-70 meters distant from the mount where the mosque stands. Salah called for a “third intifada” over Moghrabi Gate repairs. ...

Archaeological remains point to exact site of Second Temple, says HU professor
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2007/2/7
...he says, one can “reconstruct” the placement of the laver (a large basin) that was used by the priests for their ritual washing, with the water being drawn by a waterwheel mechanism from the cistern. After this purification, the priests ascended the nearby ramp to the sacrificial altar. By thus locating the laver, the water wheel, the ramp and the altar, one can then finally map, again in coordination with the Mishna, the alignment of the Temple itself and its gates and chambers.   All of these considerations have led Patrich to come up with a diagram of the Temple and its surroundings that place the Temple further to the east and south than earlier thought and at a southeasterly angle relative to the eastern wall of the Temple Mount, and not perpendicular to it, as earlier assumed. It is this placement which also leaves the rock in the Dome of the Rock outside of the Temple confines ...

Jordanian king condemns Israel's 'attack' on Dome of the Rock 2007/2/7
Jordan's King Abdullah accused Israel Tuesday of "an attack on our holy Muslim sites" by beginning excavation work near Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock and warned this was causing "a dramatic escalation" in tensions that could prevent the revival of Middle East peace talks between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the United States.   Israeli archeologists vigorously denied the Dome of the Rock would be harmed, showing journalists repairs to a wooden foot bridge were 50 metres from the Dome ...

Syria gave Hizbullah antitank missiles
Israel Insider 2007/2/7
Syria has recently transferred large quantities of advanced antitank missiles to Hizbullah in Lebanon, going against a UN resolution on the subject, senior officials in Jerusalem recently learned. ..."Hizbullah has learned a trick: All weapons smuggles are carried out north of the Litani River, far from where the UNIFIL soldiers are stationed. The soldiers are aware of the smuggling, but are doing nothing," the official claimed.   "The only choice that remains is to demand a deployment of international forces along the border with Syria, or to make Syria pay so that it realizes Israel will not accept the transfer of arms to its enemies," he 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.

US Urged to Stop Supporting Terrorist Abbas
CNSNews 2007/2/7
Attempts by the Bush administration and Israel's Olmert government to bolster Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction are causing deepening concern, particularly given Fatah's
continuing role in terrorism and Abbas' recent calls for supporters to turn their guns on Israel. ...The Bush administration characterizes Abbas as a "moderate" and a counterweight to Hamas, which has close ties to Iran.   Yet at least twice in less than a month, Abbas has told Palestinians to stop fighting each other and to target Israel instead in their attacks. ...

Jordan’s opposition parties urge cutting of ties with Israel
Khaleej Times Online 2007/2/7
Jordan’s Islamic-led opposition parties and trade unions on Wednesday urged the government to sever diplomatic ties with Israel over its excavation work near Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque. ...

Reach Binding Accord: King Abdullah
MENAfn 2007/2/7

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah yesterday urged the leaders of the fighting Palestinian factions who are meeting in Makkah to reach a binding agreement in order to end the bloodshed. "I hope that the brothers will not leave the holy city without reaching a binding agreement," King Abdullah said in a message carried by the Saudi Press Agency before the start of the meeting. ...

Beckett: Peace Is Possible 2007/2/7
Margaret Beckett this week insisted there was an opportunity for progress on the Middle East peace process, days after Tony Blair predicted movement on the issue imminently.   The Foreign Secretary was speaking during a two-day visit to Israel and the territories, her first to the region since replacing Jack Straw last year. ...The visit came just a day after Blair – who vowed to retain an interest in the peace process "in the years to come” - told BBC Radio: “Our obligation is to put forward a peace process that can work and try and take it forward…Over the next few weeks I think there will be some real movement there.”

Israel Antiquities Authority excavation at the Mugrabim Ramp
Israel Antiquities Authority 2007/2/6  (scroll down on linked page for complete story)
The Israel Antiquities Authority has begun salvage excavations in the Archeological Park, for the purpose of erecting supporting pillars for a permanent Mugrabim Ramp, to be built for the benefit and safety of visitors. The new ramp will replace the temporary wooden bridge which was established following the collapse of the old Mugrabim Ramp, which was declared a "hazardous structure". ...

Jordan king attacks Israel over mosque excavations
Reuters 2007/2/6
..."What Israel is doing in its practices and attacks against our sacred Muslim sites in Jerusalem and al-Aqsa is a blatant violation that is not acceptable under any pretext," the monarch was quoted by the state news agency Petra as saying.   "These measures will only create an atmosphere that will not at all help in the success of efforts being undertaken to restore the peace process," the monarch said. ..."This is a dangerous escalation we have seen in the last few hours ... these works and excavations pose a threat to the foundations of al-Aqsa (al-Sherif)," the monarch said. ...
The only real threat the excavations pose is to the veracity of Palestinian and Arab claims to the mount, and the king well knows it.  What's buried in the ground there is archeological evidence of Israel's prior claim to the Mount, and, in my humble opinion, that's what he and the Arabs aim to prevent disclosure of..

Dividing the land of Israel
Renew America 2007/2/6  (Pete Fisher)
This week all warring Palestinian factions are gathered in Mecca to find a way to stop killing each other. Using an obscure Islamic law, King Abdullah basically set these people at a table to force their hand at peace.   King Abdullah II of Jordan has stated several times that the peace process in the Middle East must begin with the Palestinians and the Jews. Yet the past months of slaughter had nothing to do with Israel, only a power play between Palestinian factions to see who carries the rifles and calls the shots.   Condalesa Rice made a statement that America will have no greater legacy than to divide the land of Israel and give the poor Palestinians a home of their own, irregardless of the Palestinian refusal to accept Israel as a sovereign nation.   The U.N., U.S.A., Arab League, G11, G8, Russia, China, Japan, and pretty much the rest of the entire globe have agreed to the drafted plan for peace in hopes of stemming the almost daily bloodshed by Islamists who are bent on the eradication of Israel.   Even Israeli leaders have made concessions I thought I would never see in my lifetime, such as allowing the 400 foot minaret emblazoned with the Hashemite symbol, the label of Mohammeds' kingdom on Earth. The Temple Mount has been slated for a new Synagogue as agreed upon by the Israeli government and King Abdullah II of Jordan, the sole caretaker of the Islamic holy place and a direct descendent of Mohammed. ...

Why is America continuing to weaken its resolve in fighting the jihadists?
Jewish World Review 2006/2/6
...Disturbingly, the US seems to have abandoned the fight. The State Department has joined the EU, the Arab League and the OIC in calling for "reconciliation" between the TFG and the ICU and supports the participation of "moderate" jihadists in the Somali government. Speaking to African journalists this week in Addis Ababa, US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer said, "I think the [ICU] was hijacked by the extremists from within. And there are members who want negotiation to participate in national reconciliation."   So it is that the US ambassador in Nairobi, Kenya, forced Kenyan authorities to release Sharif Ahmad from jail.. Commenting to the Kenyan media on his release, Prof. Ali Abdiweli, a US-based Somali professor with ties to the TFG said, "I am outraged by the behavior of [the US ambassador] to Kenya. More than 3,000 Somalis died because of Sheikh Sharif and the ICU.   "[Sharif] should be put on trial. Here we go again saying that he is moderate... This is nonsense ...
Contributed by Bob Anderson.

Islamic Supremacy at the DNC 2007/2/6
Many people in today’s Democratic party have contempt for religion, but they still have time for prayer. Last Friday, during the Democratic National Committee’s Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, Husham Al-Husainy, Imam of the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center, a Shi’ite mosque in Dearborn, Michigan, offered an invocation. As the assembled Democrats bowed their heads, Al-Husainy prayed:

In the name of God the most merciful, the most compassionate. We thank you, God, to bless us among your creations. We thank you, God, to make us as a great nation. We thank you God, to send us your messages through our father Abraham and Moses and Jesus and Mohammed. Through you, God, we unite. So guide us to the right path. The path of the people you bless, not the path of the people you doom. Help us, God, to liberate and fill this earth with justice and peace and love and equality. And help us to stop the war and violence, and oppression and occupation. Ameen.

A touching moment of ecumenical generosity and hope for peace? Not quite. In mentioning “Abraham and Moses and Jesus and Mohammed,” Al-Husainy no doubt sounded as if he was expansive, broad-minded, and not narrowly sectarian to the assembled Democrats. But in fact, he was almost certainly invoking them in their capacity as Muslim prophets ...
Contributed by Bob Anderson.

Wall dig stirs ire
JTA 2007/2/6
Israel began a controversial dig in Jerusalem’s Western Wall Plaza.   Bulldozers from the Antiquities Authority broke ground Tuesday near a ramp connecting the Western Wall Plaza to the Temple Mount, with officials saying the aim was to search for historical artifacts before fixing weather damage to the structure. ...

Syria Transit Point for Iraqi Suicide Bombers
Arutz Sheva 2007/2/6
Dozens of Al Qaeda terrorist suicide bombers from Sudan and Saudi Arabia cross from Syria into Iraq every month, a senior United States official told the London Financial Times. The terrorists also receive training in Syria. ...
? Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots
Continued justification for Assad's uprooting.

Jordan slams Israel 'attempts' to make mosque changes
IndianMuslims 2007/2/5
Jordan's King Abdullah II denounced what he called Israeli attempts "to change the Islamic stamp" of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, the third holiest shrine in Islam, according to an official statement.   "The monarch warned against any attempt to undermine Islamic holy shrines in Jerusalem ...King Abdullah in particular condemned the latest Israeli plan to "demolish the Magharebah Gate road, which is close to the western wall of the Al-Aqsa mosque and forms an integral part of the shrine," ...

Jordan's King calls on Israeli Arabs to push peace process
People's Daily Online 2007/2/5
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Sunday urged Arabs in Israel to rally their efforts to push the peace process forward and find a just solution for the Palestinian issue.  ...He expressed Jordan's keenness to cement dialogue between Israel and the Palestinian Authority as well as Jordan's commitment to fully supporting the Israeli-Arabs and offering services and facilitation for them. ...

Former Lebanon president: Syria trying to topple gov't
The Jerusalem Post 2007/2/5 an interview broadcast on CNN Sunday, he said he believed Syria was behind recent Hizbullah-led demonstrations aimed at toppling the government of Prime Minster Fuad Saniora.   Syria, he said, wants to prevent the government from endorsing an international tribunal to prosecute the suspected killers of its former prime minister Rafik Hariri.   "This coup d'etat is to block the constitution endorse the international tribunal," said Gemayel, who is in Washington meeting this week with top officials, including US President George W. Bush.   "Because Syria is really afraid, because it's the first suspect in the endorsed crimes." ...
? 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 Is Going on in Palestine?
Alarab Online 2007/2/4
...For the first time there is a real opportunity for the birth of a sovereign, viable Palestinian State. But Al-Aqsa and Qassam Martyrs volunteer to provide obstacles and excuses to miss the opportunity and aim guns at each other.   Can Jordan be content to watch while it sees its own security fatally threatened because of what is happening and will happen in Palestine?  
If the attempts to reconcile the two parties fail, as is expected, Jordan has the right to intervene by using all means available in the name of legitimate self-defence. ...
Oh really?

Israel allows minaret over Temple Mount
yNetNews 2007/2/4
...The adviser said he could not speak on the record because Israel has been waiting for an "opportune time" to officially announce permission for the new minaret.   In October, King Abdullah announced plans to build the fifth minaret, although at the time the Jordanians reportedly did not have Israel's permission to commence construction. Abdullah said the minaret would bear the symbol of the Jordanian monarchy. ...

Sun Microsystems partners with STS to launch Sun Authorized Academic Institution at the German-Jordanian University in Jordan
AlBawaba 2007/2/4
In an effort to develop technical skills, bridge the gap between the requirements at the local market and increase the professional skills of the students in the information technology sector, the German Jordanian University signed an agreement with Sun Microsystems to launch Sun Authorized Academic Institution (SAI), in the presence of Dr. Thomas Bayer Sun Chief Learning Officer for South & East EMEA, and Mr. Tarek Ayass Sun Education & Research Regional Manager for MENA. In accordance to the agreement, STS, the leading integrated IT solution provider in Jordan, completed installing SUN UNIX educational labs at the German-Jordanian University under special academic programs from SUN Microsystems.   The vision behind setting up the Sun Authorized Academic Institution is to draw on Sun’s vast array of human talent and technology expertise for the benefit of Jordan’s emerging generation of developers and IT management. ...

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

Israeli-Arab Knesset Members Meet with Jordanian King
Arutz Sheva 2007/2/4
Israeli Arab Knesset member Talab El-Sana traveled to Jordan Sunday to meet with King Abdullah II.   El-Sana said he discussed the current condition of the residents of the Palestinian Authority. The Jordanian monarch, he added, said it was essential to end the internal conflict between the Hamas and Fatah factions in the PA government. ...
Contributed by Jody Deasy.

Arab League warns from Israeli destructive policies in Palestinian lands
Kuwait News Agency 2007/2/3
The Arab League warned on Thursday against the dangerous Israeli policies in Palestinian lands, saying such policies aimed to thwart efforts to revive the Middle East peace process. ...The Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's recent decision to expand the separation wall by 15 kilometers inside Palestinian cities to isolate 20,000 Palestinians would tear the Palestinian lands apart to prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state, he explained.   Sabeeh warned also against the Israeli digging beneath the holy Aqsa Mosque and the Resurrection Church threatened the existence of these religious, historic sites, calling on international organization to fulfill their responsibilities in this regard. ...

Samaritans look further afield to find their future
The Australian 2007/2/3
...Facing extinction on the one hand, or grave genetic risks on the other, he did what perhaps no other Samaritan has done in 3000 years - turned a long way from home to find a bride.   Four years ago, Cohen, now 45, returned to Mount Gerizim near the West Bank city of Nablus with a blonde, blue-eyed, fair-skinned 18-year-old Ukrainian woman. Like any budding groom, he was nervous as he took her to meet his parents. ...
A very interesting read.

President Abbas Hails Jordan Support in Renovating Salah Al Din Minbar
Jordan News Agency 2007/2/2
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday hailed Jordan's support in renovating the Salah Al Din Ayoubi Minbar at the Aqsa Mosque. ...

Sleeper Cells in the United States and Canada
American Thinker 2007/2/2
There is every reason to suspect that we will endure suicide missions by Islamist sleeper cells. They are already in place. They are waiting for the right time. I know this from experience.   I have worked over 15 years as a U.S. Federal Agent, a U.S. State Department Arabic linguist, and the first civilian Federal Agent deployed ...

New Arab League Plan for Lebanon
Arutz Sheva 2007/2/2
Arab League chief Amr Moussa will present a four-point initiative to solve the crisis in Lebanon, which is on the brink of a repeat of the civil war that ravaged the country three decades ago.   The proposal endorses an international judicial panel to try those charged in the assassination of anti-Syrian leader Rafik Hariri and suggests a new national unity government headed by a centrist president. ...

American Involvement Deepens in Lebanon 2007/2/2
A few years ago, American aid to Lebanon was measured in the number of dairy cows a U.S. program gave to farmers. Now it is in the hundreds of millions of dollars, plus military help, as Washington tries to prop up a government seen as threatened by Iran and Syria.   Hezbollah, Iran's ally, says it is determined to wrench Lebanon away from the U.S. camp -- part of the reason it has launched its campaign to bring down Prime Minister Fuad Saniora. ...

Under the Auspice of President Abbas, Agreement of Emergency Services Signed between World Bank, President's Office
WAFA Palestine News Agency 2007/2/2
President Mahmoud Abbas called Friday upon all parties to stop internal fighting which harms the national interests. President Abbas' comments came during signing ceremony in Ramallah for an Agreement with the World Bank. The signing of the agreement was held under the auspice of President Abbas. Mr. Rafiq al-Husseini, Head of the Office of the President, and Dr. Juan Daboub, the World Bank's Managing Director signed an agreement today for the administration of a US$25 million grant to the West Bank and Gaza, to support projects. ...

He appears to be 'paroting' what the Saudi king demanded of him.

Israel allows minaret over Temple Mount
Olmert consents to Muslim prayer tower while denying Jewish plans for synagogue

WorldNetDaily 2007/2/1
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has given permission for Jordan to build a large minaret adjacent to a mosque on the Temple Mount to call Muslims to prayer at the holy site, WND has learned.   The minaret will stand at a site on the Mount where Jewish groups here had petitioned to build a synagogue. ...Aryeh Eldad, a Knesset member from Israel's National Union party, last year drew up plans with Jewish groups to build a synagogue near the Marwani Mosque. The synagogue was to be built in accordance with rulings from several prominent rabbis, who said Jews can ascend the Mount at certain areas.   A top leader of the Waqf – the Islamic custodians of the Mount – told WND Olmert's granting of permission to build the minaret in the synagogue's place "confirms 100-percent the Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount) belongs to Muslims." ...A senior Olmert adviser today confirmed to WND the Israeli prime minister told Abdullah he will allow the minaret's construction. ...
Did he or didn't he give permission to build it on the synagogue's planned site?  Ok, on Temple Mount adjacent to a mosque ...yes, but on the planned synagogue's site?  So say the Palestinians.  We will watch and see how this plays out.

JAL, Malev and Royal Jordanian to Join oneworld Effective April 1
PR Newswire 2007/2/1
Japan Airlines (JAL), Malev Hungarian Airlines and Royal Jordanian Airlines will begin offering oneworld(R) services and benefits on April 1, 2007, in the biggest expansion of the world's leading quality global airline alliance since its launch eight years ago. ...Royal Jordanian Chief Executive Samer Majali said, "Membership in oneworld will create extensive opportunities for Royal Jordanian that will enable our airline to offer our customers greater and smoother access to a substantially more diverse network of destinations, with the help of our excellent stable of partners. Through RJ's own wide-ranging regional network, we will provide the other oneworld airlines with markedly increased reach in the fast growing Middle East." ...
? Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand

PA's Abbas Is No Moderate: His Fatah Constitution Calls For Destruction Of Israel And Terrorism
Zionist Organization of America 2007/2/1
Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and his political party Fatah is consistently labeled "moderate" by Western press, European governments, and the Bush Administration. In reality, Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades are a fully operational and terrorist organization operating under the clear and published directives of the Fatah constitution, directives that endorse and encourage terrorism. Officially designated as a Foreign Terrorist organization since 2002, Al-Aqsa is responsible for the killing and injuring hundreds of Israeli and American civilians.   The Fatah constitution, readily available online, firmly rejects "moderation" up front, setting forth in its "Essential Principles" that the Palestinian struggle is not and cannot be a political struggle, but violent armed conflict is the "inevitable method" to destroy Israel, and that this is the stated goal of the Party. ...Article (19) Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic, and the Palestinian Arab People's armed revolution is a decisive factor in the liberation fight and in uprooting the Zionist existence, and this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is completely liberated. ...

Iraq stops flights to Syria ahead of crackdown 2007/2/1
Iraq indefinitely halted all flights to and from Syria and closed a border crossing with Iran as the government prepares for
a new security crackdown aimed at crushing violence in the capital and surrounding regions, a member of parliament and an airport official said Wednesday. ...Hassan al-Sunneid, a member of the parliament's Defense and Security Committee, said the move "was in preparation for the security plan. The state will decide when the flights will resume." ...Sunneid refused to confirm reports that Syrian border crossings would be closed, saying only that "more decisions would be taken."   He said the Sheeb border crossing with Iran "also was closed in preparation for the (security) plan." ...

Iraqi PM tells U.S., Iran to take their fight elsewhere
CNN 2007/2/1
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is telling the United States and Iran to keep their fight out of Iraq. ..."Iraq has nothing to do with the American-Iranian struggle, and we will not let Iran play a role against the American Army and we will not allow America to play a role against the Iranian army, and everyone should respect the sovereignty of Iraq," al-Maliki said.   "We will not accept Iran to use Iraq to attack the American forces." ...

Olmert Moves the Separation Wall 5 Kilometers Eastward 1967 Borders
Asian Tribune 2007/2/1
Two days before the Quartet's planned meeting in Washington in February and few days after EU’s foreign policy chief Javier Solana urged Israel to freeze settlements in the occupied West Bank and stop constructing the Separation Wall, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has approved the moving of the separation barrier at least five kilometers eastward from the Green Line in the area of Israeli settlements Modi'in Ilit, west of Ramallh in the West Bank, in order to take in the settlements of Nili and Na'aleh, according to security sources and a brief submitted by the state to the High Court of Justice. ...

Iraq Invites Syria, Iran For Talks
CBS News 2007/2/1
Iraq invited officials from Iran, Syria and other neighboring nations to Baghdad next month to discuss the security situation in the country, a government official said Thursday. ...Along with Iran and Syria, Iraq has invited Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to the discussions. The Arab League, Organization of Islamic Conference and the United Nations also have been asked to attend, the official said. ...

Arabs Say New Muslim Podium on Temple Mount 'Proof' of Arab Title
Arutz Sheva 2007/2/1
Muslims are to install a new podium in the Al Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount Thursday, and clerics have said the ceremony will kick off a campaign to "prove" that the holy site belongs to Muslims and not to Jews. ...
I say, ...'Hogwash'.

Arab anti-terror vow
Gulf Daily News 2007/2/1
Arab interior ministers last night emphasised their commitment to fighting terrorism and promised unspecified security aid to Iraq and Lebanon.   "Referring to the importance of the security challenges which Arab countries face at present the ministers underlined their concern to redouble efforts in the face of terrorism which is at the top of their preoccupations," said a statement at the end of their annual meeting, held in Tunis.   Ministers from the 16 of the 22 members of the
Arab League present endorsed a new protocol in their struggle against terrorism. ...
? 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.
? Revelation 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Hamas militant killed in latest Gaza violence
Factional fighting continues despite truce, Palestinian leader condemns Hamas executive force as illegal.

Middle East Online 2007/2/1
A Hamas militant was killed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, jolting a truce declared just hours earlier between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah after four days of bitter fighting. ...In a statement, Hamas's armed wing, Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, accused "a group of apostates belonging to Fatah" of being behind the shooting, though it did not threaten to retaliate. ...

Turkey, Syria agree to attend Iraq meeting
Turkish Daily News 2007/2/1
Visiting Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem and his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gül accepted their Iraqi counterpart's invitation to hold a meeting of foreign ministers of Iraq's neighbors in Baghdad, sources said.     The agreement was reached during bilateral talks between Gül and al-Moualem on Wednesday in Ankara, where their agenda also included recent developments in Iraq and Lebanon and ways to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. ...

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