Updates from December, 2017 Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Guy de Michêl 5:12 pm on December 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Nikki Haley slams the UN in searing speech 


    The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations castigates the UN for its “outrageous” Israel policy 

    The former South Carolina governor held nothing back in a speech about President Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the U.S. embassy there.

    “Israel will never be, and should never be, bullied into an agreement by the United Nations,” Haley said.

    And then she pulled out all the stops:

    And finally, I will not let this moment pass without a comment about the United Nations itself.
    Over many years the United Nations has outrageously been at the world’s foremost centers of hostility towards Israel.
    The U.N. has done much more damage to the prospects for Middle East peace than to advance them. We will not be a party to that. The United States no longer stands by when Israel is unfairly attacked in the United Nations.
    And the United States will not be lectured to by countries that lack any credibility when it comes to treating both Israelis and Palestinians fairly.

  • Guy de Michêl 5:07 pm on December 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    ‘An Event of Biblical Significance’


    Trump makes Jerusalem Israel’s capital, defying warnings he will set the Middle East on fire 


    Will move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem


    Palestinians said Trump is ‘declaring war in the Middle East’


    The terror group Hamas said Trump has opened ‘the gates of hell’


    Jerusalem is the holiest city of three religions but has never been recognized by the U.S. or most other countries as Israel’s capital — until now!




  • Guy de Michêl 1:16 pm on May 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply  


    First sitting American president to visit Judaism’s holiest site


    In a bold, politically-incorrect move, Donald Trump defied the U.S. government’s 50-year-old custom of not recognizing East Jerusalem as part of Israel and became the first American president to visit the Western Wall.

    40AA187A00000578-4530634-Donald_Trump_on_Monday_became_the_first_sitting_U_S_president_to-a-8_1495464716158Wearing a navy suit, red striped tie and black kippah, Trump strode into the Western Wall Prayer Plaza in Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday, placed his hand on the stone wall and prayed for 30 seconds.

    40AA665500000578-4530634-image-a-15_1495464962211Following Jewish custom, he slipped a prayer note inside a crack between the stones.

    Barack Obama visited the Western Wall as a presidential candidate in 2008. The note he left behind was stolen and later published. ‘Lord,’ it read, ‘protect my family and me. Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will.’

    The White House has not said what Trump wrote on his own prayer note.


    The Western Wall, in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, is one of four original retaining walls King Herod built in the first century B.C. to support the Temple Mount. It is the only remaining portion of the Second Jewish Temple, which stood in Jerusalem until the Romans destroyed it in 70 A.D. as they quelled a Jewish revolt.

    40AA999B00000578-4530634-image-a-12_1495465877089Ivanka Trump, who converted to Orthodox Judaism before marrying Jared Kushner, stood at the wall in silent prayer. Melania Trump took her turn at the wall.


    Jewish Israelis see all of Jerusalem as their 3,000-year-old capital. Old Testament scripture teaches that King David made Jerusalem the capital of a unified kingdom of Israel about 1,000 years before the birth of Christ. But Palestinians, who comprise a third of modern Jerusalem’s residents, claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a yet-to-be-recognized Palestinian nation.

    40AA2AC400000578-4530634-Jared_Kushner_right_prayed_alongside_Secretary_of_State_Rex_Till-a-6_1495464716092Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Jared Kushner prayed at the wall.


    The President and First Lady arriving at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv to begin their historic visit.



Compose new post
Next post/Next comment
Previous post/Previous comment
Show/Hide comments
Go to top
Go to login
Show/Hide help
shift + esc
%d bloggers like this: