vrijdag 27 februari 2015

Islamic State abducts at least 150 Christians in Syria

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The Islamic State terror group has kidnapped at least 150 Assyrian Christians in Syria, according to activists on the ground in the war-torn country.


Among those taken were women, children and the elderly. The kidnapping has prompted hundreds of terrified families to flee their homes, activists said Wednesday.

“We have verified at least 150 people who have been abducted from sources on the ground,” Bassam Ishak, president of the Syriac National Council of Syria, told Reuters.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier said that 90 Christians were kidnapped during the dawn raids on a series of villages near Hasakeh, a city under Kurdish control. The villages sit along the Khabur River in Hasakeh province, which borders Turkey and Iraq.

Nearly 1,000 families have fled their villages in the northeastern province of Hasakeh since Monday’s kidnappings, said Osama Edward, director of the Sweden-based Assyrian Human Rights Network.

About 800 of them have taken refuge in the city of Hasakeh and 150 in Qamishli, a Kurdish city on the Turkish border, Edward said, adding that the number of displaced people came to about 5,000.

Most of the hostages were women, children or elderly.

timesofisrael

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maandag 23 februari 2015

Divers Find Sunken Treasure Off Israel's Coast



A group of recreational divers this month discovered the largest cache of gold coins ever found in Israel while diving in the ancient sunken harbor of Caesarea.

The group of divers immediately notified the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which sent an underwater team to recover the treasure.

With its nearly 2,000 gold coins dating back to the 11th century, when the land was ruled by the Fatimid dynasty based in Cairo. Experts believe the coins either belonged to a large merchant ship or were collected taxes en route to the capital in Cairo when the transport ship sunk.

israeltoday

Duikers vinden gouden munten in gezonken haven

Henoch's visit at Caesarea, Oct. 2014.

Israel Becomes a Winter Wonderland



A massive winter storm that descended from Europe slammed into Israel overnight Thursday, with heavy winds, rain and thunder. By the morning, all but the lowest parts of the country were covered in snow.

The Golan and the Galilee regions experienced heavy snowfall, in Jerusalem over 12 inches had accumulated, and even the desert capital of Beersheva reported some snow on the ground.

Gallery of photos taken in Jerusalem on Friday morning

PM of France Manuel Valls Denunciation of Anti-Semitism



Yes, It's from Islam / Muslims. You, France, imported too much Fascist Islam, imported too much Muslims with their antisemetic Koran. You must say it! You must admit it! It's your own fault, France!

Jerusalem Mayor Barkat Subdues Terrorist



Terrorist stabbing attacks are sadly becoming common enough that most are no longer surprised by news of the latest incident. But Sunday’s terrorist stabbing on the streets of Jerusalem did catch widespread attention because it was brought to a halt by none other than Mayor Nir Barkat.

The attack took place at IDF Square where the Jerusalem Municipality meets the corner of the Old City. A young Palestinian man, like many “lone wolf” terrorists before him, approached an Orthodox Jewish man waiting at a crosswalk and stabbed his victim from behind.

The Jewish man jumped and swung his bag to keep the terrorist at bay as he retreated across the street. The terrorist began to slowly cross street, still threatening his wounded prey and other passersby.

It was at this point that traffic cameras (see below) recorded Barkat and his bodyguards bravely march into the intersection and confront the terrorist. Barkat demanded that the terrorist drop his knife. As soon as the weapon hit the ground, Barkat pounced, quickly subduing the attacker with the help of one of his bodyguards.

Barkat was then seen crossing the street to assist and comfort the victim, later identified as 27-year-old Avraham Goldschmidt, a local father of four. On Sunday evening, Barkat visited Goldschmidt at Jerusalem’s Sha’are Zedek Hospital, where the victim was listed in stable condition.

Goldschmidt recalled frantically calling out for help, and his surprise when that call was selflessly answered by Jerusalem’s mayor, who had seen the attack unfold while waiting in his vehicle at the intersection.

israeltoday

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vrijdag 20 februari 2015

Brazil's Historic Drought Is Showing No Signs Of Abating

We've allready reported about God's Judgement on Brazil (and other nations) for turning against Israel, by recognising a 'palestinian' state.

SUPPORTING a PALESTINIAN STATE in Israel brings a CURSE on your nation



Brazil’s worst drought since the 1930s doesn't seem to be letting up anytime soon. Halfway through its rainy season, reservoirs remain critically low, blackouts have been plaguing cities and officials are urging residents to cut back on consumption. Drastic water rationing may be coming soon to three of Brazil’s most populous states, which could amplify frustration that has already been simmering against local and state authorities.

São Paulo, home to around 20 million Brazilians, has been the focal point of the prolonged water crisis, and has been feeling the effects for months: 2014’s rainfall levels were the lowest on record there, and the Cantareira reservoir system -- the largest of São Paulo’s six reservoirs -- is only at around 5.1 percent of its capacity, according to water utility company Sabesp. This week, São Paulo officials said some areas could face severe water rationing if rainfalls don’t return to normal, suggesting that the 6 million people served by the Cantareira water system might be getting as few as two days of water service a week.

That’s a stark about-face for the state government, which had in recent months downplayed the chance that water rationing would be necessary. But rationing has already become a part of daily life for São Paulo residents, who have been seeing reduced water availability during overnight hours.

As the situation grows more desperate, other states are scrambling for ways to cut back on water usage. According to Brazil’s Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, 93 cities have already instituted rationing. The main reservoir in Rio de Janeiro state is operating at zero capacity, according to the federal water agency, although officials have noted plans to divert water from other sources to prevent rationing until at least July. In Minas Gerais, the home state of President Dilma Rousseff and a prime coffee-producing region, officials have asked companies and residents to cut back water usage by as much as 30 percent.

The drought has already taken its toll on agriculture: Soybean crops have already seen “irreversible yield damage,” according to Hamburg-based analysis group Oil World, and forecasts for this year’s coffee harvest are considerably lower than last year. Drought conditions have also hit the tourism sector, with several municipalities canceling Carnival celebration plans for mid-February.

Brazilians have also faced rolling blackouts in recent weeks as hydropower resources dwindle, heightening fears about impending energy rationing on top of the water shortage. Hydroelectric dams provide some two-thirds of the country’s energy. For some residents, the lack of water and light in the midst of boiling summer temperatures has pushed them to the brink: Scattered protests have broken out in some municipalities, including São Paulo, in recent months.

Analysts have highlighted climate change, Brazil’s population surge and deforestation all as factors that have contributed to the current crisis. But Brazilians have been pointing fingers at local and state officials for poor planning and failing to upgrade municipal pipe systems. A government reported released this month said that 37 percent of treated water was wasted due to pipe failure before it even reached residents’ taps, based on data from 2013.

Meanwhile, the drought is also tapping another source of simmering resentment: the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A small contingent of protesters has lashed out against a newly constructed golf course in Rio for what they say is a waste of taxpayer funds and precious water resources. Bloomberg News noted one sign at the Occupy Golf protests last weekend that read: “There’s water for golf, but not the population.”

ibtime

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woensdag 18 februari 2015

In The Syrian War, The IDF Assists Wounded Civilians



Henoch from Mt. Mental Syrian-Israeli border, Golan Heights.

dinsdag 17 februari 2015

Tomb of Ezra The Scribe Turned into a Mosque



A recent Facebook video from the shrine of Ezra the Scribe, some 400 kilometres south of Baghdad, has confirmed what many have suspected for some years: this tomb, that Jews have revered since Biblical times, has now been transformed into a mosque.

During the period of the Second Temple (516 BCE - 70 CE) Ezra the Scribe led the Jewish exiles back to Jerusalem from Persia. He is either thought to have died in Jerusalem or in Uzair, near Basra.

Ezra's tomb was in Jewish hands until the mass exodus of 1950 - 51. Now, however, Koranic inscriptions and hadith hang on the walls and much green paint has been used to decorate the building.

But the video does show that Hebrew inscriptions still survive, namely psalms inscribed on marble or wooden plaques. These are typical of Jewish holy places in Iraq. They are shaped like lamps - the menorot of the Temple - and bear the ineffable four-letter name of God.

Peer through a window into the sarcophagus and you will see an inscription in Hebrew identifying it as the final resting place of Ezra the Scribe.

israelnationalnews

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Infant terror victim Adelle Biton passes away



Infant terror victim Adelle Biton struggled for her life for nearly two years after suffering critical neurological damage from an Arab rock attack, a struggle that ended on Tuesday when she passed away. Now a new unexpected struggle has begun - to have her buried in her hometown.

After Adelle passed suddenly following a rapid deterioration in her situation this week due to a bout with pneumonia, Biton's family decided on Tuesday evening that they wanted to bury the four-year-old in the town of Yakir in Samaria where they live.

The bereaved parents Adva and Rafi contacted Deputy Samaria Regional Council Head Yossi Dagan, as well as the rabbi of Yakir, Rabbi Aharon Kohen, asking that land be prepared for use as a cemetery within the municipal borders of the town.

The Council located 20 dunams of suitable land within the municipal borders of the town, and contacted the IDF Civil Administration that is responsible for administering Judea and Samaria due to the fact that the region has yet to be annexed.

However, the Civil Administration refused the request, citing the lack of a master plan for a cemetery in the 20 dunam area.

Given the need to bury Adelle quickly, Dagan urgently contacted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office and spoke with Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mandelblit, demanding that the office get involved on the matter.

"It cannot be that a girl who turned into a terror victim will not be able to be buried in the town she lived in just because of a bureaucratic matter," said Dagan. "We demand from the prime minister in the name of the Biton family that he get involved immediately so that we can bring this holy girl to true burial as soon as possible."

Adelle was critically wounded in March 2013, when the family car was attacked with rocks outside of Ariel in Samaria by Arab terrorists, causing the car to crash. The fist-sized rock struck Adelle directly in the head, leaving the two-year-old baby critically wounded; doctors said her recovery from the blow was nothing short of miraculous. Adelle had been in and out of the hospital since then in a grueling rehabilitation period.

Samaria Regional Council Head Gershon Mesika, who together with Dagan was with the Biton family to support them in the hours before Adelle passed, strongly condemned the refusal to bury the infant terror victim.

"Adelle was murdered only because she was a Jew. It is unthinkable that because of bureaucratic problems the holy Adelle will not be buried in a cemetery in Yakir," said Mesika.

The regional head added "I call on the prime minister to order the Administration not to act with bureaucratic inflexibility, and to allow the burial of Adelle in Yakir in the place she so loved."

Arutz7

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