Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | June 2, 2015

Hamas and Turkey set their sights on having Jerusalem!

WHO Names Israel “Health Rights Violator”

“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. … Let my persecutors be put to shame, but keep me from shame; let them be terrified, but keep me from terror.” (Jeremiah 17:14, 18)

At the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) 68th World Health Assembly on May 21, 2015, the United Nations has struck once more at the Jewish state, this time singling out Israel among all the world’s nations as the violator of health rights.

The WHO’s vote to condemn Israel for alleged violations of the health rights of Syrians in the Golan Heights passed by 104 to 4.

Supporting documents included fraudulent entries from Syria—this, despite Israel’s generous medical treatment of more than 1,500 Syrians as of February, not to mention recent medical trips to aid the Nepalese. Both humanitarian efforts should be underscored as beacons of light in a dark world. (BBC)

Before the vote was taken, however, the Syrian delegation participating in the health-rights vote added a document to the WHO’s records that accuses Israel of operating field hospitals to treat Syrian rebels “so that they resume their subversive terrorist activities directed against the country’s peaceful citizens and its infrastructure.”

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A Syrian refugee fills out an application at the UNHRC registration
center in Tripoli, Lebanon. (World Bank Photo by Mohamed Azakir)

The Syrian document, annexed to the official WHO report, also deceitfully claims, “The Israeli occupation authorities continue to experiment on Syrian and Arab prisoners with medicines and drugs and to inject them with pathogenic viruses.”

This accusation comes days after The New York Times reported that “there is mounting evidence that [Syrian leader Bashar
al-Assad’s] government is flouting international law to drop jerry-built chlorine bombs on insurgent-held areas.”

“We know the sound of a helicopter that goes to a low height and drops a barrel. Nobody has aircraft except the regime,” said Hatem Abu Marwan, 29, a White Helmets rescue worker.

While Israel technically has been in a state of war with Syria for decades, Israeli medical personnel have shown unprecedented care to Syrians wounded in the nation’s four-year civil war. Israel’s Military Medical Corp treats Syrians seeking help at a field hospital created for wounded Syrians or transfers them to nearby hospitals in Israel.

To meet a similar humanitarian need, Israel set up field hospitals to treat wounded Gazans during last summer’s war.

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Northern Israel’s Rambam Hospital surgeons saved the life of six-
year-old boy from Syria.

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“We cannot ignore that the Syrian conflict is happening behind our door. We cannot close our eyes, ears and hearts to what is happening there. It’s a catastrophe,” said Dr. Amram Hadary, director of the Ziv Medical Center trauma unit, in Safed, Israel. “It’s our duty as a regional hospital, where we are located along the Lebanese border on one side and the Syrian border on the other side.” (ISRAEL21c)

The Syrian wounded treated in Israel includes a 9-year-old Syrian boy who was injured when a Syrian warplane sent by al-Assad struck his village. The bomb blew apart his legs and killed his two cousins. (Los Angeles Times)

Haifa’s Rambam Hospital has treated about 20 percent of the incoming patients who cross the Syrian-Israeli border in the Golan Heights seeking medical aid.

Israel was also the first foreign nation on the scene in Kathmandu, Nepal, after the small country was struck by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake this spring; the Israeli Defense Forces and Israeli NGOs, including IsraAID, brought the second greatest number of disaster responders and medical personnel to Nepal among all responding organizations. (Algemeiner)

Israel’s outstanding contribution to Nepal was officially recognized by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs last month. But that seems irrelevant to political agendas.

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Children play football (soccer) in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem.
(Photo by Etienne Valois)

Terrorist Glorifier Drops Bid to Suspend Israel from FIFA

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: … ‘The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there.'” (Zechariah 8:4–5)

At the last minute on Friday, the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) withdrew its call to suspend Israel from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

The PFA’s Jibril Rajoub ultimately dropped his bid to see the Israel Football Association banned from FIFA after a number of association presidents pressured him to forgo the move.

“Tens of presidents of associations from Africa, South America, North America and Europe said to me that they don’t want to have the precedent of suspending an association,” Rajoub told the FIFA congress on Friday.

“A lot of colleagues who I respect and I appreciate explained to me how it is painful for them to hear in this family about the issue of suspension,” he said. “I decided to drop the suspension, but it does not mean that I give up the resistance.”

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Jibril Rajoub announces at FIFA that he is dropping his bid to
exclude Israel from FIFA. (YouTube capture)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wrote on his official Facebook page, “The Palestinian move to boycott Israel in the soccer arena and the international arena in general is not due to something we do or do not do. It stems from an opposition to our right to our own state.” (Times of Israel)

FIFA had slated the vote on Israel for its May 29 congress; however, a bomb threat and chaos instigated by pro-Palestinian protesters delayed the vote on Friday before it ultimately was canceled.

Responding to the bomb threat, Zurich police found the Hallenstadion venue clear of explosives.

The scare came only hours after two women holding Palestinian flags interrupted President Sepp Blatter’s opening address by waving red cards (representing “racism”) at the members and chanting “Israel out!” The women might have broken off of a group of 150 anti-Israel protesters gathered outside. (Times of Israel)

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Bloomfield Stadium is a 14,413-seat football (soccer) stadium in
Jaffa, Israel.

Before the vote was dropped, Netanyahu emphasized Israel’s opposition to politicizing soccer, saying, “We are taking part in a persistent and just battle against the Palestinian attempt to undermine the legitimacy of Israel and Israeli soccer.”

“No people wants peace and cooperation more than we do.… No democracy faces more challenges than Israel, and none does more to protect the values of morality, pluralism and humanity,” he said.

“Israel is not a perfect state. There is no such thing. But it is a state of values that protects human rights,” he wrote. (Times of Israel)

Netanyahu also warned that FIFA would set a precedent with the ban: “If FIFA harms Israel, it will itself be harmed. … Other states will also use FIFA to settle scores with their rivals and instead of the spirit of international sport that is supposed to rise above politics, we will receive the corruption of soccer by it being subjugated to outside considerations.” (Arutz Sheva)

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Israel has a friendly football (soccer) game with Hungary.

While Palestinian opposition to Israel’s existence has surfaced in almost every possible arena and field, including sports, business, music, and industry, on Friday Israeli Football Association President Ofer Eini suggested to Rajoub that he “leave politics to the politicians while we play soccer the best we can.”

As a compromise, FIFA’s congress decided to send a FIFA team to the disputed territories to monitor the free movement of players through checkpoints, seek removal of tariffs on imported equipment, and encourage Israel to help build more soccer fields in the disputed territories. (Haaretz)

This vote passed 165 in favor, 18 against.

Meanwhile, Rajoub’s aggressive bid against Israel follows sustained Palestinian hostility toward Israel as well as a habitual glorification of terrorists who have committed mass murder. These so-called martyrs, who in fact are brazen murderers, have been honored by Rajoub himself.

For instance, in late 2013, Rajoub sponsored “the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Table Tennis Tournament,” where Palestinian Table Tennis Association vice president Radwan al-Sharif described “the glorious deeds of hero Martyr Dalal Mughrabi.” Dalal Mughrabi killed 37 Israeli civilians in a 1978 bus hijacking, including 12 children, and wounded 71 more. (Ynet)

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Among the many celebrated Palestinian terrorists is Dalal
Mughrabi, a Palestinian militant and member of the Fatah
faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

Massachusetts and New York Celebrate Israel

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” (Romans 12:10–11)

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker named May 31 as “Celebrate Israel Day.”

Heralding the day of solidarity, Baker called Israel “a tremendous partner, economically and culturally” to Massachusetts, which he said contains “one of the largest communities of Israelis outside Israel.” (JP)

The celebrations offered some of the best to be had in Israeli food, dance, music and art, with Massachusetts launching its inaugural Israel celebration with popular Israeli rock band Ethnix and Broadway star Neshama Carlebach.

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Charles Baker, Governor of Massachusetts (Photo by Rappaport
Center / Gubernatorial Speaker Series)

At the same time, among thousands of New Yorkers, groups from more than 20 New Jersey organizations, participated in the Celebrate Israel parade up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the state’s 51st celebration since 1964.

In a video salute from Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affirmed America as Israel’s greatest friend and said the solidarity expressed by the march sends “a powerful message of support for the essential justice of Israel’s cause.” (PMO)

“In this turbulent region of the Middle East, where countries are imploding, militant Islam runs rampant, terrorists butcher the innocent and human rights are routinely trampled upon, Israel stands out as a beacon of freedom and human rights, as a model of tolerance and diversity and as the one country in which the equal rights of all citizens are fiercely protected under the law,” Netanyahu said. “So as you salute Israel today in the streets of Manhattan, know that you are standing up for what is right and what is just.”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo led the parade, with Israeli parliamentarian Ofir Akunis walking alongside as official representative for Israel’s government. (JTA)

“The parade symbolized the support of many US residents for Israel as well as the deep and long-standing friendship between the two countries. That deep friendship is unshakeable,” Akunis told Arutz Sheva.

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Turkey and Hamas Set Sights on Jerusalem

“With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you—the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites . . .” (Psalm 83:5–6)

Both Turkey and Hamas have set their sights on Jerusalem.

In a May 15 speech ignored by mainstream media, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan campaigned for votes with a rallying cry “to see Jerusalem in [Muslim] hands at every moment and at every opportunity.”

“Unfortunately we the Muslims lost our aim to head towards Jerusalem. The water of our eyes froze making us blind, and our hearts that was destined to beat for Jerusalem is now, instead, conditioned for rivalry, being in a state of war with each other,” Erdogan said, seeking unity among Shiites and Sunnis toward this goal.

Erdogan’s statement echoed that of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu, who claimed on May 3 that “Jerusalem belongs to the Muslims, not to the Jews.”

“Jerusalem is our home and we are all Jerusalem,” he also said.

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Former radicalized Muslim, Walid Shoebat, became an Arab
follower of Yeshua in 1994. (YouTube capture)

On May 15, former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat translated portions of Erdogan’s speech, calling it “a strange message riddled with statements that were predicted in the Bible regarding Antichrist.” Shoebat connects the lore of Muhammad—who was said to have “ascended to heaven” from Jerusalem—to the desire of the fallen angel in Isaiah to ascend to heaven:

“You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’” (Isaiah 14:13–14)

Although Mount Zaphon is often translated as “Mount of the North,” in Ugaritic texts (c. 1360-1200 BC), Mount Zaphon was known as the “Mount of Baal,” where he and other Canaanite gods were worshiped. At over 5,000 ft high, it formed a border between ancient Syria and Turkey.

“Mohammad claimed to meet God [in Heaven] who ordered him to rule over all of mankind, angels and the whole multitudes of demons,” Shoebat says. “Muhammad also claimed to be Khalifat-u-Allah (Vicar of God).”

Christian filmmaker Joel Richardson, the author of the New York Times best seller The Islamic Antichrist, equates Turkey’s current leadership views to those “coming out of Iran and even al-Qaeda,” which, he says, makes them leaders of the Turkish branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

“The old form of moderate Turkish Islam has been defeated,” he added. (WND)

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Joel Richardson is a New York Times bestselling author, filmmaker,
and internationally recognized preacher and teacher.
(YouTube capture)

Richardson, whose 2015 publication addresses the theme of the Ottoman Empire, which ruled Jerusalem for 500 years until 1922, also has connected descriptions of the Bible’s Anti-Messiah with the Quran’s savior (the Mahdi) as potentially “one and the same.” (Amazon)

In fact, Shoebat says, “Erdogan called on all Turks to refocus on the Ottoman goal to re-conquer Jerusalem for Islam.” That seems to be his passion and not just political rhetoric to win an election.

The terrorist ruler of Gaza, Hamas, also sounded off about Jerusalem on May 25, stealing age-old Jewish terminology that names Jerusalem “the eternal capital.”

Hamas ignores historical facts, dishonestly claiming that the capital belongs to “the Islamic world” and not to Israel. (JP)

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Jerusalem

The comments fly in the face of the fact that never in history has there been a Palestinian state in Israel.

“Jerusalem will remain as intrinsically Palestinian and indivisible as it has always been. It will oust all Judaization schemes,” wrote Hamas official Ezzet Resheq on the website of Al-Resalah, an Arabic satellite TV station originating in Saudi Arabia that aims “to present true Islam.”

“There is no doubt that the Israeli occupation will take its last breath sometime soon,” Resheq said. “But Jerusalem shall forever remain Arabs’ [sic] and Muslims’ [sic] own property and the eternal capital of the Palestinian independent state and the Islamic nation as a whole.”

If Turkey and Hamas’ dream comes true, it may also fulfill one or more other Biblical prophecies, such as the invasions referred to in Psalm 83, and Ezekiel 38, as well as Zechariah 12 and 14.

But, of course, God promises to prevail:

“On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.” (Zechariah 12:3)

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A Jewish man looks toward Jerusalem from the
Mount of Olives.

Texas Partners with Israel for Desalination

“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:3)

On May 20, the Israeli city Hadera, which produces about half of Israel’s electricity and has the world’s second-largest desalination plant, became sister-cities with El Paso, Texas.

El Paso officials chose Hadera based on its work in desalination, wind, solar and electric power, nearby high-tech incubation, and desert environment. (JSpaceNews)

“Hadera is striving to be a center of energy-related business and high tech companies,” said Hadera mayor Tzvika Gendelman at the El Paso city hall. “We are in the process of building an industrial zone devoted to the field of energy.” (El Paso Times)

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United States Ambassador Daniel Shapiro visits and tours the
Hadera Desalination Plant, one of the world’s leading seawater
reverse osmosis desalination plants. (Photo by US Embassy at
Tel Aviv)

El Paso is the westernmost town in Texas, bordering both New Mexico and Mexico.

El Paso’s Borderplex Alliance sought the sister-city agreement to open El Paso and the surrounding region, including southern New Mexico, to more global investment. It will bring Israeli investors to town while sending El Paso investors to Israel. (El Paso, Inc.)

The regional economic development organization will seek to connect within the business, economic, cultural and academic sectors—with the University of Texas at El Paso also opening admissions to students from Hadera.

“There are so many similarities between our cities,” El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser stated. “This partnership provides us both with the opportunity to learn from each other’s shared challenges and victories.” (El Paso, Inc.)

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Hadera Mayor Tzvika Gendelman (right) shakes the hand of El Paso
Mayor Oscar Leeser (left) as they sign the sister-city agreement.

Meanwhile, the University of Texas at El Paso scored second place in the Securing Water for Food Desal Prize last month with its “Zero Discharge Desalination” technology that uses electrodialysis to “remove undesirable ions from water” in the desalination process.

While first place went to a research team pairing MIT and Jain Irrigation Systems, a firm that recently merged with an Israeli company into NaanDanJain, the competition also put the University of Texas at El Paso up against another Texan-Israeli team. (USAID)

The team of researchers from the University of North Texas in Denton and Haifa’s Israel Institute of Technology along with other institutes won Honorable Mention for finding a new way to make brackish water drinkable.

The Haifa-Denton team’s innovative research into water desalination earned a $125,000 prize, which the researchers aim to “pay forward” by installing their technology in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in order to relieve water shortages in that country.

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Jordan and Israel share a border at the Jordan
River, as seen in this map of the south Jordan
Valley. The countries also share a need for
innovative fresh water solutions.

The Denton university researchers initiated the partnership with members of the Technion’s Stephen and Nancy Grand Water Research Institute. While the American members of the team tackled finding a new alternative-energy solution, they asked the Israeli contingent to work on a new desalination design.

“The water treatment process was based on an innovative combination of three technologies—reverse osmosis, ion exchange and nano-filtration,” said Prof. Ori Lahav, a participant from the Technion. “The challenge was to find a solution for problematic water characterized by particularly high concentrations of dissolved calcium and sulfate.”

The demand on freshwater resources worldwide has grown rapidly in recent years, with implications greatest for agriculture and industry. In the last 50 years, freshwater use has tripled and demand continues to grow by 54 billion cubic meters a year. (worldometers)

“By 2050, global water demand is expected to increase by 55 percent, and 70 percent of global water use occurs in food production,” said USAID Global Water Coordinator Christian Holmes. (waterworld)

In the years to come, God will likely continue to use Israel to provide solutions for the world’s desperate need for water.

“…all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:3)
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