Friday, December 8, 2017

Why #Trump Is Right in Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a perfect response to President Obama's benighted decision to change American policy by engineering the United Nations Security Council Resolution declaring Judaism's holiest places in Jerusalem to be occupied territory and a "flagrant violation under international law." It was President Obama who changed the status quo and made peace more difficult, by handing the Palestinians enormous leverage in future negotiations and disincentivizing them from making a compromised peace.

It had long been American foreign policy to veto any one-sided Security Council resolutions that declared Judaism's holiest places to be illegally occupied. Obama's decision to change that policy was not based on American interests or in the interests of peace. It was done out of personal revenge against Prime Minister Netanyahu and an act of pique by the outgoing president.

It was also designed improperly to tie the hands of President-elect Trump. President Trump is doing the right thing by telling the United Nations that the United States now rejects the one-sided U.N. Security Council Resolution.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#Erdogan said that the OIC is the answer:  “It (OIC) has its area of influence. It has economic and political strengths, it has a say in global matters and it can contribute to world peace. If something has been approved by all member-states, it should not be criticised or questioned. OIC members also have weight in the United Nations. Turkey supports India to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council.”

The Frenzy Over Jerusalem Has Begun. #Erdogan Threatens Trump “In Five To Ten Days We Will Gather The Muslim World In Istanbul And We Will Deal With The Issue Of Jerusalem”  By Walid Shoebat
U.S. President Donald Trump has just
informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a telephone call that he plans to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. This despite all the threats coming from Turkish President Erdogan including  Mahmoud Abbas who warned Trump that the action will have “dangerous consequences.”

Erdogan lashed on Trump today saying: “Mr. Trump, Jerusalem is a red line for all Muslims” as the crowds jeered.
“We will follow this situation until the end” Erdogan said adding “if this step is taken, in 5 to 10 days we will gather the O.I.C [Organization of Islamic Cooperation] in Istanbul. And this will not be enough. We will gather the whole of the Muslim worldin this summit. We will continue our struggle till the end and we will end our relationship with Israel”.
But this is not the first time the issue of Jerusalem has come up. In the past US Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and stating that the US embassy should be moved there. But an inbuilt waiver, which allows the president to temporarily postpone the move on grounds of “national security,” has been repeatedly invoked by successive US presidents, from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush and Barack Obama — meaning the law has never taken effect.
So will Trump simply follow the past and postpone such decision?
It doesn’t seem like it especially after Trump had called Mahmoud Abbas telling him of his decision.
So will we see the Middle East implode as result? At some point in time this will spark “Jerusalem will be a stumbling block to all surrounding nations” (Zechariah 12).
Erdogan is the leader of the O.I.C. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (O.I.C) considered to be the Muslim ‘U.N’ coming second to the United Nations in size and global power.
Erdogan’s use of the OIC as the conduit to dealing with Trump’s decision is no coincidence. In fact it was Israel’s ‘occupation’ of Jerusalem which caused the founding of the OIC in 1969 consisting of 57 member states, the organisation states that it is “the collective voice of the Muslim world”. It was set up as result of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the Caliphate after World War I which left a vacuum for a pan-Islamic institution. Losing the Six-Day War in 1967 provided the incentive needed where leaders of Muslim nations met in Rabat to establish the OIC on 25 September 1969.
In May this year, Erdogan spoke about the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims around the world and urged more Turks and others to visit the city that “Jerusalem is ‘The first of the two directions of prayer, the second of mosques, the third of sanctuaries’”

This issue will fuel #Erdogan to speed up the formation of a Muslim League.

We warned last year about Erdogan using Jerusalem to create a Muslim League adding:
“This “league” is a united Muslim states and the O.I.C plays a major role in this affair. Remember the Scriptures: “Cush, and Put, and Lud [Turkey], and all Arabia, and Libya, and the people of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.” (Ezekiel 30:5)
Don’t say that we never told you so, way ahead of time, that you may consider the state of your spiritual affairs by becoming one of the five virgins with oil in their lamps before the coming of the Bridegroom.”
And a league it is. Just as we stated will happen is happening. Erdogan even traveled all over the Muslim world to create such a league. From Saudi Iranian relations to expressing concern at the stand-off between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, Erdogan offered to get involved in settling many issues to bring this unity together. And now since the issue of Jerusalem is coming up again this will speed the process.
Erdogan now offers the OIC’s references to self-determination as a means to resolving differences not just over Jerusalem, but Qatar, Kashmir and other crises such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, the Palestinian problem, Iraq, Syria, the Kurdish issue, the Tibet, Taiwan all the way to Balochistan.

#Putin Vows To Bring Back Christian Syria, And Declares That Russia Will Help Rebuild Churches And Bring Better Lives For Christians In Syria

By Theodore Shoebat  Just recently, Vladmir Putin vowed to help bring back Christian Syria, and stated that Russia will rebuild churches and bring reestablish better lives for Christians in the region. As one report, from Newsweek, states:
Russia will help rebuild Christian churches in Syria and establish peace in historically Christian regions of the war-torn country, Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed on Monday during a meeting with representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church.
“Over the past few years the Russian state alongside with the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as other religious organizations, has provided humanitarian aid to Syria,” Putin told the meeting’s attendees, according to Russian state media. “It’s very important that the peaceful life is established as soon as possible, that the people can return to their homes; begin to rebuild the temples and churches.”
During the meeting, Putin also stressed that the conflict in Syria is winding down and much of the territory, including historically Christian areas, has been liberated.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

If not Mr. #Trump, then maybe Mr. #Obama? If Mr. Trump doesn’t receive an invite the royal wedding, there’s a chance his predecessor, Barack Obama, may make the guest list. 

The former president and his wife, Michelle, have formed a close relationship with Prince Harry and they have been seen together a number times since he left office.

In May the Prince hosted Mr. Obama at Kensington Palace during his visit to the UK and in September the pair were seen laughing and joking together while watching wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games. 

Then last month the Prince appeared with Michelle Obama at a charity event in Chicago.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invited a number of celebrity friends to their wedding, including David and Victoria Beckham.

Meanwhile, it has been noticed that while Mr. Obama offered the Prince and Miss Markle fulsome congratulations on their engagement, Mr. Trump has been conspicuously silent on the matter.

#Trump: Previous comments about the Royal Family Another potential bar to Mr. Trump getting an invitation is his record of making unflattering comments about members of the Royal Family. In 2000 he made extremely vulgar remarks about Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, on a US radio show.

The real estate mogul also publicly criticised Prince Harry’s sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, after she was photographed topless by French paparazzi while on holiday in Provence in 2012. 

Earlier this year Closer magazine was ordered to pay €100,000 to the Duchess by a French court for breaching her privacy.At the time the story broke, Mr. Trump went onto the Fox News channel and criticised the Duchess, saying: “How can you do a thing so stupid”.