”The end will be when Moshiach comes for the end is rooted in the beginning” (The Rebbe, HaYom Yom, 16 Tishrei).
The art of doublespeak:
Op-ed: WikiLeaks exposed old secret – PMs say one thing to voters, another to US presidents
Haber, 12/01/10, YnetNews).
"Through comprehensive and sustained efforts, we can achieve the goal of two states: a Jewish state of Israel and a viable Palestinian state, living side by side in peace and security. This approach requires working with Israelis, Palestinians, and other stakeholders over the long term, and my Administration will do just that'' (US President Barack Obama, 30. November 2010).
Britain Signs 'Treaty Between Nations' with PA: “This agreement is the first ever bilateral treaty between the two nations,” the British Consulate-General site proclaimed. The treaty covers cooperation in the film industry. Hague signed a similar agreement with Israel. Aside from its reference to the “treaty between nations,” the UK Consulate site also referred to Hague's trip to visit PA leaders in Ramallah as “his first visit to Palestine,” apparently recognizing a new country of “Palestine” before even PA leaders have declared one to exist. (INN, 11/05/10).
Upgrade of Palestinian representation in Norway: Palestinian diplomatic representative upgraded from a “General Delegation” to that of a “Diplomatic Mission” headed by an ambassador.
Portugal upgraded Palestinian diplomatic representation in the country from an office to a mission in October. United States and France upgraded their diplomatic status in June (Maan News, 10/11/2010).
US, Israel Slam Brazil's Recognition of PA as New Country:
The United States and Israel both blasted Brazil after Friday's announcement of formal recognition of the Palestinian Authority as a new independent Arab country, one month before President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is scheduled to leave office. Lula da Silva announced his decision in a letter sent December 1 to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Brazil recognizes “Palestine,” Lula da Silva wrote, and hopes that the recognition will help lead to two states, Israel and Palestine, “that will co-exist peacefully and in security.”
Abbas not truthful to Obama; denies PA incitement:
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was not being honest when he said to President Obama this week that the PA was not continuing its incitement against Israel. Responding to President Obama's demand that the PA make more progress "on incitement issues," Abbas said:
"I say in front of you, Mr. President, that we have nothing to do with incitement against Israel, and we're not doing that," Abbas said. "What we care about is to live in coexistence with Israel in order to bring about the independent Palestinian state that will live side by side with Israel..." [AP, June 9, 2010].
In direct contradiction to Abbas's claim, Palestinian Media Watch documented in a report released this week that PA incitement to hatred and violence and non-recognition of Israel has continued unabated in the month since the start of the proximity talks.
For example, whereas Abbas said to President Obama that he supports "living side by side with Israel," just a few weeks ago official PA TV called for Israelis to leave Israel and "return" to Germany and Poland:
"Where are you [Israelis] from? Of course, you're from Ukraine; of course, you're from Germany, from Poland, from Russia, from Ethiopia... I ask of you, return to your original homeland!" [PA TV (Fatah), May 4 and 7, 2010].
PA TV is owned by the Palestinian Authority and under direct control of the office of Abbas.
In addition, the PA this past month has continued to honor terrorists who have killed Israeli civilians by naming sporting events after them, a practice repeatedly condemned by the Obama administration. These are just two examples among many in the new PMW report documenting that every condition, principle and expectation set by the US for accepting the Palestinian Authority as a partner in the peace process continues to be violated by the PA. Be sure to read the new report in its entirety.
PA Chairman Threatens 'One State' Solution:
Fatah, which leads the PA, officially declared during its three-day conference its
to recognize Israel as a Jewish State. Its central Fatah Revolutionary Council also voted to oppose the concept of swapping land for peace, and and refused to support recent efforts by the U.S. to bring Israel and the PA back to the negotiating table because “it could harm Palestinian rights and prolong the occupation.” The
, drafted in 1964, calls for the “demolition” of the State of Israel as well as the “eradication of the Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence.” It has never been repealed.
A snakes forked tongue is synonymous with duplicity.
Netanyahu: Let Arabs say the truth out loud:
In meeting with journalists prime minister estimates WikiLeaks leak did not damage Israel, expresses hope that Arab leaders would tell their people what they say behind closed doors about desire for attack on Iran.
Iran: Leaks psychological warfare:
President Ahamdinejad comments on WikiLeaks affair which revealed Arab world's call to attack Islamic Republic, calling it satanic plot. 'Such acts of mischief have no impact on relations between nations,' he says,..
According to the cables released Sunday by online whistle-blower Wikileaks, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia repeatedly urged the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear program to stop Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
We don't give any value to these documents," Ahmadinejad told a news conference "It's without legal value. Iran and regional states are friends. Such acts of mischief have no impact on relations between nations." (Ynet News, 11.29.10).
Wikileaks have caused an international sensation. Regarding Iran, the leaks have confirmed what many have already known: Iran poses a threat to the stability of the entire Middle East. Leaders of the Arab World are downright frightened by the reality that Iran will cross the nuclear threshold, if left unchecked.
According to the leaks: Bahrain's King Hamad told U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, "That program must be stopped. The danger of letting it go on is greater than the danger of stopping it."
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia went even further, calling for America to, "cut off the head of the snake."
The leaks reveal what Middle East leaders are saying to the U.S. about Iran. Yet, we don't need the leaks to know what Iran has been saying about the U.S: Iran's leaders openly call for the demise of America. See
Learn more about the history, ideology and dangers of the Iranian nuclear threat, in the upcoming documentary Iranium, scheduled for release on February 8, 2011.
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Psalm 140. A person who feels powerless to combat the working of deceit must place his trust in God. "
For the conductor, a psalm of David. Free me HaShem, from the wicked man (Esau); from the man of violence (Ishmael) preserve me, who devise evil schemes in (their) heart, who assamble daily for wars. They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent, a spider's venom is under their lips, Selah.
Guard me, HaShem, from the hands of the wicked one, from the man of violence preserve me, those who have contrived to cause my steps to slip. The arrogant have hidden a snare for me and ropes, they spread a net near (my) footpath, they set traps for me, Selah.
I said to HaShem, "You are my God! Give ear, O HaShem, to the sound of my pleading." HaShem Elohim, O Lord, Might of my salvation, You protected my head on the day of armed battle. S
ee also Zechariah 12:9, 14:3, Exodus 14:30-31, 15:1-7.
Grant not, HaShem, the desires of the wicked one; do not grant his conspiracy fruition, for them to be exalted, Selah. As for the head of my besiegers, let the mischief of their own lips bury them. Let fiery coals descend upon them; may it cast them down into the fire, into deep pits, never to rise again. Let not the slanderous man be established on earth - the evil man of violence - may it hunt him until he is overthrown.
I know that HaShem will champion the cause of the poor, the rights of those who are destitute. Only the righteous will give thanks to Your Name; the upright will dwell in Your Presence."
Zechariah 8:16-19 "These are the things that you should do: SPEAK THE TRUTH WITH ONE ANOTHER: and in your gates judge with truth, justice and peace. DO NOT THINK EVIL TOWARD ONE ANOTHER IN YOUR HEARTS AND DO NOT LOVE FALSE OATHS, for all these are what I hate - the word of HaShem."
If you do this, the other peoples will follow suit
and join (Zechariah 8:20-23, Isaiah 56:1-8, 60:6-7).
"Thus said Hashem, Master of Legions: The fast of the fourth (the month of Tammuz), the fast of the fifth (of Av), the fast of the seventh (Tishri)
AND THE FAST OF THE TENTH (
will be to the House of Judah for joy and for gladness and for happy festivals. ONLY LOVE TRUTH AND PEACE!"
There are days when all Israel fasts because of the national catstrophes and
tribulations that occurred on these dates. The purpose of such fast days is to awaken us and stir our hearts toward repentance by recalling our own misdeeds as well as those of our ancestors. By remembering these misdeeds, which we continue to repeat and which brings on similar calamities, we are motivated to return to the proper path of life.
The Babylonians breached the walls of Jerusalem in the fourth month, 17 Tammuz, see Jeremiah 39:2. They destroyed the Temple in the fifth month, 9 Av.
The third of Tishri, Gedaliah was murdered, see Jeremiah 7:5. The siege of Yerushalayim began in the
, 10 Teves and was the beginning of the whole chain of calamities which finally ended with the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash. And those days became days of fasting and mourning. The tenth of Teves which falls on Friday, December 17, 2010, has also been proclaimed a memorial day for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust (Zechariah 12:10, Isaiah Ch. 53, Psalms Chs. 44, 69).
Carmel wildfire punishment from God?
Shas spiritual rabbi implies fire raging in northern Israel result of 'desecration of Shabbat'. Haredi newspapers say disaster 'a warning sign', call for personal and public self-scrutiny.
spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef implied on Saturday night that the
fire raging on Mount Carmel
was a punishment from God for religious offenses committed by the area's residents. During his weekly sermon, the rabbi read a section from the Babylonian Talmud, which states that "the fire only exists in a place where Shabbat is desecrated."
Jeremiah 17: 21-27 "So said the Lord: Beware for your souls and carry no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring into the gates of Jerusalem.
Neither shall you take a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day nor shall you perform any labor, and you shall hallow the Sabbath day as I commanded your forefathers.
But they did not hearken, neither did they bend their ear[s], and they hardened their nape not to hearken and not to receive instruction.
And it shall be if you hearken to Me, says the Lord, not to bring any burden into the gates of this city on the Sabbath day and to hallow the Sabbath day not to perform any labor thereon,
Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on David's throne, riding in chariots and with horses, they and their princes, the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and this city shall be inhabited forever.
And they shall come from the cities of Judah and from the environs of Jerusalem and from the land of Benjamin and from the lowland and from the mountain and from the Negev, bringing burnt offerings and sacrifices and meal-offerings and frankincense, and those bringing thanksgiving offerings to the house of the Lord.
And if you will not hearken to Me to hallow the Sabbath day and not to carry burdens and to come into the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath, I will kindle a fire in her gates, and it will consume the palaces of Jerusalem, and it will not be quenched."
Jeremiah's rebuke about the violation of Shabbos in Jerusalem, which is echoed in Nehemiah 13:15, is of supreme relevance today. The rabbis teach that "all who keep the Shabbos according to its laws will be forgiven, even if they worshiped idols as in the generation of Enosh" (Shabbos 118b). Jeremiah 17:24-26 provide Biblical support for the rabbinic teaching that if Israel were to keep two Shabboses according to the halachah, they would immediately be redeemed (
Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum