Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Archaeological Proof of David vs. Goliath Battle On Display in Jerusalem - Tazpit Press Service BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS
Catholic Georgetown Welcomes a Hindu Chaplain
Georgetown University, founded as a Catholic school, is welcoming a Hindu priest as an addition to their chaplaincy, The Washington Postreports.
Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan, 31, led his first worship service in his new job as a Hindu chaplain on Sunday.
"Close all the tabs that are open, just as you would do to a Firefox window," Sharan told students in the room as the worship service started.
He formally trained as a priest in India and completed his doctorate in Sanskrit at the University of Edinburgh. He has taught at universities in Wales and London.
Sharan is the first Hindu priest to serve in the role of chaplain at any university in the United States.
Georgetown, a Jesuit institution with Catholic roots, says it is still dedicated to its religious purpose but wants to educate all students on other religions so they can experience "spiritual growth," and not solely focus on Catholic students.
"Part of our mission and our ethos is our desire to form the whole person," Rev. Greg Schenden, a Catholic chaplain at the university, said.
There are 300 hundred Hindu students across undergraduate and graduate schools, which prompted Georgetown to call for a Hindu chaplain.
"It wasn't just to say, 'Oh, we got one here,'" Schenden said. "It was, 'Oh, we need one here.'"
Sharan said he was excited to move to Georgetown to teach the students and said the school's decision was "very, very surprising."
"It's a testament to their commitment and not simply lip service," he added. "They would like students to leave Georgetown with a deeper understanding of their spiritual self and their place in an inter-religious society."
'Jews Have Been in Jerusalem for Thousands of Years'
CBN News 08-30-2016
JERUSALEM, Israel -- Telling Jews they can't build homes in Jerusalem is like telling Americans they can't build in Washington, D.C., or the French that they can't build in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said.
The comment came in response to condemnation of Israel for Israeli construction in communities in Judea and Samaria, a.k.a. the West Bank.
UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov asked the UN Security Council, "How will advancing the construction of over 1,700 housing units bring the parties closer to negotiated peace, uphold the two-state solution, create hope for the Palestinian people or bring security to Israelis?"
The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on the subject of Israeli settlement building on October 14.
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis live in Jewish communities in biblical Judea and Samaria, an area that Palestinians want to take over for a future state. That area also includes eastern Jerusalem, where all important biblical sites are.
"The UN envoy to the Middle East's remarks to the Security Council distort history and international law and push peace farther away," said the statement from Netanyahu's office.
"Jews have been in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria for thousands of years and their presence there is not an obstacle to peace. The obstacle to peace is the unending attempt to deny the Jewish People's connection to parts of their historic land and the obdurate refusal to recognize that they are not foreigners there," the statement continued.
"The claim that Jewish construction in Jerusalem is illegal is as absurd as the claim that American construction in Washington or French construction in Paris is illegal. The Palestinian demand that a future Palestinian state be ethnically cleansed of Jews is outrageous and the UN must condemn it instead of adopting it," it concluded.
Meanwhile, Israel won a small victory against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. Brussels Airlines said it would continue to serve Achva halva (a sweet made from sesame seeds) on its flights despite the fact that it's made in the Barkan Industrial Zone, in Samaria.
The airline said it was removing the product last week from the menu after a passenger complained because it wanted to serve food that was "amicable to all."
Exclusive: Michele Bachmann: Israel's Enemies 'Will Be Lifted Up' if Clinton Wins - CBN News David Brody
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann tells The Brody File that if Hillary Clinton becomes president, "the enemies of Israel will be lifted up" and the "enemies of biblical Christianity and biblical Judaism will be at risk."
Bachmann says the reason is because of whom Hillary Clinton surrounds herself with, namely her close advisor Huma Abedin.
Bachmann has been sounding the alarm about her for the last five years, shouting from the rooftops that Abedin's family members have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the radical terrorist group who is most definitely anti-Israel.
"Huma Abedin's father was a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Her mother was a senior member of the Muslim Sisterhood," Bachmann tells us from her home in Minnesota. "Our federal says you do not get a security clearance as a federal employee if you have family connections or relationship connections that could in some way imperil the security of the United States for obvious reasons."
She was ridiculed for her views in 2012 but a recent investigative report continues to shed more light on those ties. The New York Post reported the following:
"Hillary Clinton's top campaign aide, and the woman who might be the future White House chief of staff to the first female U.S. president, for a decade edited a radical Muslim publication that opposed women's rights and blamed the US for 9/11."
Indeed, for years, Abedin was listed as assistant editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, a publication that has supposed ties to the Muslim Brotherhood organization. Her mother still remains editor-in-chief.
Bachmann says it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure a few things out.
"That was the family business. Her father began the magazine, her mother was also involved with the magazine, Huma Abedin was listed as an assistant editor deciding what they would print, what the stories would be on this magazine," she said. "For 12 years she was listed on the masthead. Her brother was on this magazine and her sister was, so this was the family business, advancing Islamic Sharia law in countries where Islam was not the dominant religion."
Bachmann is also sounding a word of biblical caution.
"The Bible tells us who we surround us with makes a big difference in who we are," she said.
She says Republican candidate Donald Trump needs to bring up Huma Abedin's questionable family connections against Clinton in these last few months before the General Election.
Bachmann is offering informal advice to Trump on matter of foreign policy.
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Winds Of War: Is Russia Conducting A Massive Mobilization Of Troops For An Invasion Of Ukraine? - Michael Snyder THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BLOG
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 Michael Snyder THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE BLOG
The drumbeats of war are growing louder. Fighting in eastern Ukraine between separatists and pro-government forces has risen to an intensity not seen in well over a year, and the Russians claim that they recently foiled a “Ukrainian plot” to conduct terror attacks in Crimea.
As tensions in the region have increased, the Russians have used the cover of “military drills” to move massive amounts of troops and military equipment up to the border with Ukraine. This is something that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, but things have intensified since then, and a huge military exercise is planned for September. Needless to say, the Ukrainians are quite alarmed by this, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is warning that a full scale mobilization of the Ukrainian military may be needed.
If something is going to happen, it is likely to happen soon. As you will see below, once we get into October it will become much less likely that we would see a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
We aren’t hearing much about this conflict in the U.S. media, but over in Europe this is a very big deal. Just consider the following excerpt from an article in the Independent entitled “Russia is teetering on the brink of ‘all out war’ with Ukraine“…
Ukraine is holding a major military parade in Kiev today to mark its 25th anniversary as an independent state. But, at a time that should otherwise be a moment of national celebration, a serious crisis with Moscow is flaring up. So serious, in fact, that the Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande were forced to hold a three-way phone call to try to de-escalate the situation.And the truth is that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has some very good reasons to be concerned. As the Washington Post has pointed out, the Russians have used military exercises as an excuse to stage forces for military action in the past…
As violence in the east heats up, Ukrainian officials have suggested that Russia may use the upcoming military drills, called Kavkaz (Caucasus) 2016, as cover for military action against Ukraine. The drills are the first to integrate the Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, into the country’s military planning, and thousands of Russian troops will be brought in for air, land and sea exercises.If there is going to be a Russian invasion of Ukraine in September, Kavkaz 2016 will likely be used as cover for invasion preparations. It is a yearly exercise, but in 2016 it looks like it will be much bigger than ever before, and some analysts have pointed out that the Russians have not conducted a mobilization on this scale since the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Here is more on Kavkaz 2016 from the Daily Signal…
In September, Russia has plans for a large-scale strategic military exercise called Kavkaz-2016. The exercise, which is an annual event, will include units deployed near the borders of Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan—including two Russian military districts in the Southern and Northern Caucasus, the Russian Black Sea Fleet (headquartered in occupied Crimea), and the Caspian Flotilla.If the Russians are going to do something, they need to do it soon, because the weather turns very bad during the month of October. Here is one how one analyst assessed the situation…
“But will there be a war – we’ll see, no much time for guessing left… In this situation, the main thing for Russia is to achieve strategic and tactical surprise. And if she does not start now – then it will be too late. One would need to turn off full-scale operations in October because of the rains and the next draft to Russian army (it would mean the demobilization of current wave of conscripts and training the new ones – UT).”A Russian invasion of Ukraine would mean that Russian relations with the U.S. and with Europe would immediately plunge to Cold War levels. Of course some would argue that we are already there. In any event, a Russian invasion would force the U.S. and NATO to make some very uncomfortable decisions.
Would the U.S. and NATO just stand by and do nothing while Ukraine is overrun by the Russians?
But if the U.S. and NATO responded with military force, that would risk a full scale nuclear confrontation with Russia.
Right now, a war with Russia is about the last thing that most Americans are thinking about, but the truth is that we are not that far away from such a scenario.
Over in Russia, the mindset is totally different. The following is from a Newsweek article entitled “In Europe and Russia, There’s Talk of War“…
Recently, I grabbed a taxi in Moscow. When the driver asked me where I was from, I told him the United States. “I went there once,” he said, “to Chicago. I really liked it.”Most Americans don’t realize that Russians already view the United States more
negatively than they did even during the height of the Cold War. On Russian television they openly talk about the inevitability of a war between the United States and Russia, and the Russian military has feverishly been preparing for such a future conflict.
If we can get to October, we can probably breathe a bit of a sigh of relief because the Russians are not likely to conduct an invasion once the weather turns bad.
But for now there are very good reasons to be concerned, and we shall see what happens over the coming weeks…