Israel and Palestine PEACE treaty by the end of this month?/Bomb attacks on Christians kill 37 in Baghdad/Muslim Brotherhood declared terrorists and more signs of JESUS’ soon return


PA Officials: Israel ‘Killing the Peace Process’

Officials in the Palestinian Authority (PA) were outraged on Wednesday night, following reports that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to announce extensive new construction in Judea and Samaria. That announcement is scheduled for next week, parallel to the next scheduled release of 26 terrorists from Israel’s prisons, yet another “gesture” to the PA. PA official Wasil Abu Yousif told The Associated Press (AP) that the expected announcement is evidence that Israel is “not serious” about pursuing peace. ”It’s clear to everyone now that the Israeli government is killing the peace process,” he said. While stopping short of threatening to withdraw from the current round of peace negotiations, Abu Yousif told AP that Israel’s policy would force the PA to seek “more substantial alternatives.” More


Staff members of the Arizona affiliate of Planned Parenthood are celebrating the season by changing the lyrics of the traditional Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” to accommodate the abortion industry. Planned Parenthood Arizona says it “wants to wish everyone happy holidays and a wonderful 2014!” They add, “We hope you will enjoy this original song written by staff and performed by volunteers. And, if you want to know more about the different types of birth control mentioned in the song, visit”; More

Army warns not to say “Christmas”

Don’t say Christmas. That’s the message that was conveyed to a group of soldiers at Camp Shelby by an equal opportunity officer from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, according to a soldier who attended a recent briefing. “It’s unbelievable that the Army would ban ‘Christmas’ like it’s a bad word,” said Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, a legal firm representing the unidentified soldier. Two weeks ago, a routine meeting was held at the Mississippi base with various leaders of the 158th Infantry Brigade. During the meeting, they discussed an upcoming Christmas football tournament. The equal opportunity officer immediately objected to the usage of the word “Christmas.” More

Christians feel pressure to keep silent about their faith, Lord Carey warns

Christians in Britain feel under pressure to keep silent about their faith in public, a former Archbishop of Canterbury has warned, as he accuses the government of being “full of denial” and failing to speak up over human rights abuses across the globe. Lord Carey, who was Archbishop of Canterbury until 2002, said he is “worried about the future of faith in the West” as he highlighted an “increasing timidity” among churchgoers, with some fearing to admit faith in their own workplaces. In a passionate defence of persecuted Christians around the world, he warned the government is failing to speak up for those who endure marginalisation, violence and fear. More

Kerry to present ‘framework agreement’ to Israel, Palestinians later this month

In an attempt to re-energize the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, US Secretary of State John Kerry intends to present a “framework agreement” to both sides by the end of the month, London-based newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported on Sunday. Quoting anonymous Arab League sources, the paper reported the agreement will include security measures meant to assuage both sides. On two visits earlier this month Kerry presented to PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu security “ideas” based on the work that a team of some 160 US officials, headed by retired US Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, drew up defining what it thought would be necessary for Israel’s security if a Palestinian state were created. Those ideas reportedly included an IDF presence in the Jordan Valley for an extended period, between 10 and 15 years. More

Carnage: 5 Shot, 3 Killed Outside NJ Strip Club…

IRVINGTON, N.J. – Crime didn’t take a holiday early Christmas morning. Five people were shot just after midnight outside Slick’s GoGo Bar on Nye Avenue and 21st Street in Irvington, N.J. “It appears the gunman was trying to enter the bar armed and was stopped by the bouncer,” said Chief Anthony Ambrose of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The man then apparently opened fire.  Pierre Clervoyent, 24, of Elizabeth, and Woodley Daniel, 32, of Irvington, were killed, authorities said. The third victim has been identified as Mushir Cureton, 27, of Newark. Officials said he “appears to be an unintended target.” Two other men, 27 and 34, were shot. Clervoyent is the club owner’s son, authorities said. Alfred Lawson, who lives nearby, told 1010 WINS he never goes to the bars in the neighborhood because they’re too dangerous. More

In first Christmas message, Pope calls for Middle East peace

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called for dialogue to end all conflicts and wars, saying everyone should strive to be personal peacemakers. He prayed for a “favorable outcome” to the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, and called for dialogue to end the conflicts in Syria, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq. Speaking to tens of thousands of people from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, the same spot where he emerged to the world as pope when he was elected on March 13, Francis also made another appeal for the environment to be saved from “human greed and rapacity.” More

Netanyahu Defies Americans, Will Announce Extended Construction

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to announce extended Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria next week, Channel 2 News reported on Wednesday. The announcement is expected to come parallel to the release of another 26 terrorists as a “gesture” to the Palestinian Authority (PA). With the planned announcement, Netanyahu has essentially rejected a request by the United States, which had asked him to hold off on new construction announcements so as not to hurt the ongoing peace talks with the PA. Previous announcements on construction raised the ire of the PA, which demanded that Israel cancel any tenders it has issued for new construction or the talks would be over. More

Palestinians disappointed as Kerry eases up on Israel

The latest evolution in Secretary of State John Kerry’s bid to create a Palestinian state has seen the U.S. drop several demands of Israel, prompting Palestinian disappointment, according to informed Israeli and Palestinian diplomatic sources.  Still, the plan calls for major Israeli evacuations, and even forfeiting administration of eastern Jerusalem’s holy sites. Until now, Kerry has been steadfast in the U.S. refusal to accept anything less than a final status agreement on the main issues, repeatedly rejecting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request for an interim, multi-staged deal. The U.S. has for now acquiesced to Netanyahu’s concept of an interim agreement, leading to several changes in the behind-the-scenes talks on key issues, the sources said. More


The Obama administration’s emphasis on enrolling the LGBT community in Obamacare strongly suggests it has an unspoken agenda of shifting to healthy citizens the extraordinary financial burden of providing services to the unique demographic, which is afflicted disproportionately by AIDS and other health issues. “The Affordable Care Act has the potential to transform the lives of countless LGBT people and improve the health and well-being of our community – for generations to come,” proclaims the White House Blog in a Dec. 17 posting. The White House Blog posting noted that since taking office, President Obama and his administration “have taken significant steps to advance equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.” More

US Embassy in Kabul Attacked Christmas Day…

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Kabul was hit by indirect fire before dawn on Christmas Day but no Americans were hurt, as attacks elsewhere in Afghanistan killed at least six people Wednesday, officials said. Two rounds struck the sprawling embassy compound but it was not immediately clear which part of the complex, and a U.S. Embassy official said the incident was under investigation. ”At approximately 6:40 local time in Kabul, approximately two rounds of indirect fire impacted the U.S. Embassy compound,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. “All Americans are accounted for and no injuries were sustained.” More

VA hospital refuses cards saying ‘Merry Christmas’

Boys and girls at Grace Academy in Prosper, Tex., spent most of last Friday making homemade Christmas cards for bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas. Fourth-grader Gracie Brown was especially proud of her card, hoping it would “make their day because their family might live far away, and they might not have somebody to celebrate Christmas with.” “I’d like them to know they’ve not been forgotten and somebody wanted to say thank you,” Gracie told More

Atheist Posts Vulgar Video, Threatens to Sue over Nativity Scene in Florida

An atheist activist has posted a video to YouTube after the city of Deerfield Beach, Florida displayed a nativity scene near a firehouse. In the video, Chaz Stevens threatens to sue the city as he uses vulgar terminology to describe the images of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. According to Circa, Stevens decided to sue Deerfield Beach over the nativity scene after it denied him permission to erect a “Festivus” pole made of beer cans. The city reportedly had permitted Stevens’ Festivus display in the past, next to nativity scenes and menorahs, but this year decided that only displays reflecting the holidays could be erected. Gov. Rick Scott, says Circa, allowed Stevens to place a Festivus pole inside the Florida state capitol, and Stevens posted a video of his six-foot tall construction. More

Bomb attacks on Christians kill 37 in Baghdad

Militants in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said Wednesday. In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital’s southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer said. Earlier, two bombs ripped through a nearby outdoor market simultaneously in the Christian section of Athorien, killing 11 people and wounding 21, the officer said.  Earlier, two bombs ripped through a nearby outdoor market simultaneously in the Christian section of Athorien, killing 11 people and wounding 21, the officer said. The Iraq-based leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church, Louis Sako, said the parked car bomb exploded after Christmas Mass and that none of the worshippers were hurt. Sako said he didn’t believe the church was the target. More







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