Showing posts with label Ukraine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ukraine. Show all posts

Friday, November 3, 2017

"Russia, Shocking News, Shakings and the Disarming of Fools!" - Hank Kunneman THE ELIJAH LIST

November 3, 2017

"Russia, Shocking News, Shakings and the Disarming of Fools!"
Hank Kunneman, Omaha, NE

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As we know...there is so much being revealed in the news even this week and saints...we should be stepping up in our prayer life!

Hank Kunneman is a mighty prophetic voice that God is rising up in this hour as his voice is speaking a true word of the Lord that we all need to hear and pray into right now.

Hank just gave this word of the Lord on October 15th:

"But now I shall put My hand upon the neck of the media, and they shall speak what I shall force them to say, because they will not be able to deny that which shall happen before them, and great and fearful sights shall unfold that shall be the work of My hand. For in this time, I say to you who have ears to hear, I have declared in My Word: pray, watch, and then give thanks."

Hank also mentions words for Russia, Ukraine, North Korea and others. Please pass this on and let's be praying for a mighty move of God in our land and in the nations!

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"Russia, Shocking News, Shakings and the Disarming of Fools!" Hank Kunneman, Omaha, NE

As many seek the Lord in prayer, here is a prophetic word given back on October 15th that we can use as points to pray about. This word was given prior to the things we are seeing about Russia in the news. It's another call for God's people to watch a pray!

Prophetic Word Given by Hank Kunneman on October 15th, 2017 10:45AM Service:

Shocking News, Shakings and the Disarming of Fools!

"For I have declared," says the Lord God of Hosts, "that in this New Year I shall speak with My voice, and My voice shall be heard loudly; for the media and those who listen to the media and repeat their words are speaking loudly.

"But now I shall put My hand upon the neck of the media, and they shall speak what I shall force them to say, because they will not be able to deny that which shall happen before them, and great and fearful sights shall unfold that shall be the work of My hand. For in this time, I say to you who have ears to hear, I have declared in My Word: pray, watch, and then give thanks.

"I speak this to you at this moment because it is time now for the Lord to act. It is time for the Lord to show you what I am about to unveil. This that I shall do, shall be reported, it shall be known and it shall be seen. Listen to what I say:

"Disarm a fool, and this is folly if you disarm him only. Disarm a fool and displace him is far better wisdom. So this that I speak shall happen. This that I speak, it is now time for your president, it is time for the generals, and it is time for that which is and shall be covert – it is time for Me to act. Watch. Pray.

I Will Shake Russia

"Surely this earth will give thanks for they will say, 'Is this how you deal with a mad man?' Watch. My voice shall shake the Bear, Russia.

"There shall come surprising and shocking news out of you, Russia. Your soil will shake. Your leader and leadership shall be shaken. Your buildings will be shaken. Your military I shall shake. I will take that which has been done in secret with Iran, and I will shake it and bring it to the light.

"I will shake, O' Bear of Russia, what you have been working and what you have worked in secret even with North Korea. It is time for the Lord to act, and I will shake free from Ukraine the hand of the Bear.

"It is time," says the Spirit of God, "to show this earth that I am the Lord who sits as King. It is time for Me to show that I have a sense of humor. Now watch and behold the wonders of your God, who can back off a Bear, who can hold the Dragon at bay, that I may disarm and displace a fool."

Watch Alabama

I see Alabama. The Spirit of God says, "Watch Alabama. Watch how I will move through their courts that shall be a prototype of what I will bring to the court that you say is Supreme. Are you ready for vacancies? Are you ready to see how I will step in and shake your Supreme Court once again?

"Watch, watch Me surprise you, and watch Me establish righteousness and godliness upon your courts. Look to Alabama, I will do it there and I will do it upon your court, your Supreme Court too," says the Spirit of grace.

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Hank Kunneman
One Voice Ministries

Hank Kunneman is the senior pastor of Lord of Hosts Church, a thriving church in Omaha, Nebraska, and founder of One Voice Ministries. As an uncompromising voice that God is using to stir up the Body of Christ, he is known for a strong prophetic anointing as he preaches. He travels and ministers extensively as he and his wife, Brenda, preach together at conferences, churches, and national television programs throughout the United States and overseas. 

Together, the Kunneman's also host their own nationally and internationally televised weekly program, New Level with Hank and Brenda, airing on Daystar Television Network, Victory Television Network, and Faith Broadcasting Network. Pastor Hank has also authored several books including Prophesy with the Wind of God in Your Mouth, My Heart Cries Abba Father, The Revealer of Secrets, Don't Leave God Alone, and Barrier Breakers.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Joel Rosenberg: What is Putin planning? Massive Russian war game set to launch Thursday on borders of three NATO countries & Ukraine.


What is Putin planning? Massive Russian war game set to launch Thursday on borders of three NATO countries & Ukraine. Here’s the latest.

by joelcrosenberg
(Jerusalem, Israel) -- Is Russia preparing to invade another European country, or simply training its forces to do so in the future?
That's the big question as Vladimir Putin prepares to launch a massive series of war games on Thursday dangerously close to the borders of three NATO member states -- the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania -- as well as Ukraine, which Russia has invaded and occupied portions of twice since 2014.
While it sounds eerily similar to the plot of my forthcoming political thriller, The Kremlin Conspiracy, the exercise -- code-named "Zapad-2017" (Zapad in Russian means "West") is all-too-real. It is set to begin on September 14 and conclude on September 20th, and tensions in the region are high.
Moscow says only 12,500 troops will take part, most of which will operate in the country of Belarus, just south of the Baltics and just north of Ukraine. But "some Western analysts, and Baltic State governments...have expressed concerns that the exercise will in reality be significantly larger, involving between 60,000 and 100,000 military personnel," notes Janes Intelligence Review.
"According to the Baltic States, the last Zapad-series exercise in 2013 involved 75,000 military personnel, six times higher than Russia disclosed," says Janes.
Have the U.S. and other NATO commanders positioned enough forces, tanks, fighter jets and other defenses of their own to protect against a Russian blitz? I pray yes, but I'm not so certain.
According to a recent RAND Corporation analysis: "As currently postured, NATO cannot successfully defend the territory of its most exposed members. Across multiple games using a wide range of expert participants in and out of uniform playing both sides, the longest it has taken Russian forces to reach the outskirts of the Estonian and/or Latvian capitals of Tallinn and Riga, respectively, is 60 hours. Such a rapid defeat would leave NATO with a limited number of options, all bad: a bloody counteroffensive, fraught with escalatory risk, to liberate the Baltics; to escalate itself, as it threatened to do to avert defeat during the Cold War; or to concede at least temporary defeat, with uncertain but predictably disastrous consequences for the Alliance and, not incidentally, the people of the Baltics."
Estonia's Defense Minister Margus Tsahkna says NATO has intelligence suggesting Moscow may leave Russian soldiers in Belarus once the exercises are over, Reuters reports. He said Russia will use 4,000 railway carriages to transport its troops and equipment to Belarus, perhaps to establish a new Russia military base.
“For Russian troops going to Belarus, it is a one-way ticket,” Tsahkna told Reuters in an interview in Malta. “This is not my personal opinion; we are analyzing very deeply how Russia is preparing for the Zapad exercises."
Meanwhile, "Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has described Russia's build-up for the exercise as 'preparations for an offensive war on a continental scale,'" reports the BBC, and Ukrainian defenses are being bolstered.
According to the BBC, Poroshenko believes Russia is "using the pretext of an exercise to mobilize and position forces to conduct offensive operations" and that "he could not rule out the possibility that the drill 'may be used as a smokescreen to create new Russian army assault groups to invade Ukrainian territory.'"
I'll definitely keep you posted as events unfold. In the meantime, please pray for safety and security for the people of the Baltics and Ukraine. Please also pray for wisdom for their leaders and the commanders of NATO.
joelcrosenberg | September 12, 2017 at 8:36 am | Categories: Epicenter | URL:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Ukraine Is a Reminder That Freedom Isn't Free - Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal CHARISMA NEWS

(Reuters photo)

Ukraine Is a Reminder That Freedom Isn't Free

7/5/2017 Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal  CHARISMA NEWS
I arrived in Ukraine for the first time in July 2014, three years ago this month.
I originally planned to stay for three weeks. I never would have thought then, that by Independence Day 2017, three years later, I'd still be here, still reporting on the war.
On that warm summer day of my arrival in Kyiv three years ago, the taxi from the airport dropped me off at the top of Institutskaya Street, as it was still called at the time. Today, it is Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred Street, in honor of the 100 protesters who died in the February 2014 revolution. Trees green with summertime leaves lined the cobblestone street as it steeply ascended from the Maidan, Kyiv's central square and epicenter of the revolution.
Young couples in shorts and flip-flops walked past, holding hands. Police officers on their beats acted relaxed, smiling and joking.
On that day, there was little evidence of the barbaric scenes that played out on this street in February 2014, five months prior to my arrival. Yet, beneath the veneer of what could have been a normal summer day in any European capital, there were reminders of what happened there half a year earlier.
At that time, long sections of the brick sidewalk lining then-named Institutskaya Street were stripped bare, revealing earth beneath. Five months earlier, protesters had peeled away the bricks to build a defensive wall against gunfire from a special police force called the Berkut, which deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych had unleashed on the crowds calling for his ouster.
On that day, workers pounded new bricks into the naked soil. Others sprayed water on the black stains that dotted the stone floor of the Maidan's open expanse, erasing the traces of Molotov cocktails and the mounds of tires protesters had burned to provide a smokescreen from the snipers.
Of all the sights and sounds I encountered along Institutskaya Street on that day in July 2014, one stood out. I heard English spoken in an American accent. So my ears naturally homed in on the only understandable voice.
"Freedom isn't free," the man said.
Hallowed Ground
Just past the Hotel Ukraine, where Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred Street rounds the top of the hill overlooking the Maidan, there is a patch of open ground and a low wall off to one side.
This is a place of mourning. In July 2014, the ground here was covered in framed photos, candles and flower garlands. Bullet holes scarred the surrounding street signs and trees. The bullet holes are still there today.
On that day in July 2014, my first in Ukraine, a crowd lingered around this otherwise ordinary patch of earth. The mood was quiet and somber. Most people walked around with their arms folded across their chests. Some held a hand over their mouths. It was an unusual break from typical Slavic stoicism.
Two groups of framed photos nestled within beds of flowers and candles were arranged on the ground like a church congregation, with a cross made out of red glass candle holders in the center. The faces on the photos were of the fallen: old and young, men and women, students and professors. Hardly the neo-Nazi fascists carrying out a CIA-sponsored putsch as Russian media had depicted.
Families paused before the photos. Parents pointed to the memorials, trying to explain to their children what went on here, and, I imagined, what it all meant for their future.
Three years later at this spot, there is now a metal memorial with engraved faces of the dead. A flower garden grows on that patch of earth where so many died three years ago.
Prior to my arrival in 2014, I had watched a YouTube video of what had happened at this place during the revolution. The sky was gray in the video, and the trees were bare.
Snipers hidden in the surrounding rooftops gunned down the protesters one by one as they ascended the street. Some dropped dead in a flash. Others folded to the ground like in slow motion. Eventually, the dead clustered where they had collectively sought shelter in their final moments.
The protesters were unarmed. They wore motorcycle helmets and wielded shields fashioned out of the top of garbage bins and road signs for protection. As sniper fire cut down one wave of protesters at the top of the hill, their comrades would rush up to drag the dead and wounded away.
After depositing the casualties in the nearby Hotel Ukraine lobby, the survivors did something amazing. They turned around and went back.
It's hard to know, of course, the inner motivations of those protesters who walked head-on into sniper fire. Clearly, something powerful was motivating them. It had to be, because moving toward the sound of gunfire is terrifying, and one has to be motivated by something more powerful than the fear of dying to do it.
Not for Nothing
At lunch in Kyiv a few weeks after my arrival in 2014, a Ukrainian friend explained to me the mood in Ukraine. Elena Milovidova, then a 29-year-old journalist, said there was a wave of patriotism throughout the country she had never seen before. She said there was a sense of shared responsibility among Ukrainians to live up to the sacrifices of the protesters.
"We don't want it to be for nothing," Milovidova told me about the revolution. "Ukrainians are very patriotic now. And if things go back to the way they were before, there will be another Maidan."
Milovidova explained how her family was torn, like many families in Ukraine, due to her mixed Russian-Ukrainian heritage. She was proud to be Ukrainian, though, and she was proud of what the protesters did for her country. Most Russian-speaking Ukrainians felt the same way, Milovidova told me, and the idea that Ukraine was somehow split along ethnic or cultural lines was a fiction created by Moscow.
On the streets of Kyiv, signs of the country's reborn patriotism were subtle but prolific. Women tied small blue and yellow ribbons, Ukraine's national colors, on their purses. The same ribbons were tied to the radio antennas on cars and to tree branches. On St. Andrew's Descent, a culturally eclectic hillside enclave in Kyiv not unlike Montmartre in Paris, artists sold paintings of scenes from the revolution. On Khreshchatyk, Kyiv's main boulevard, sidewalk vendors sold rolls of toilet paper and doormats adorned with the faces of Yanukovych and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
It's still like that, by the way, three years later.
Ukraine's newfound patriotism was fueled by pride in the courage of its young people. Like Valentyn Onyshchenko, who was 21 years old when he took part in the revolution. He was shot by a 9-mm bullet from a pistol. Luckily, the round hit his metal belt buckle, he said, and aside from a nasty bruise, he was left unharmed.
"When I fell off the barricade, they were yelling, 'Another man down,'" he told me. "And then they grabbed my arms and started to pull me away, but I just popped up and told them I was OK. They couldn't believe it."
Onyshchenko had a recurring dream of a man he saw cut down by a sniper during the revolution. In the dream, the man rose up and spoke to Onyshchenko from the grave, his face death gray with a bullet hole in his head.
"I was running and this guy was shot in the head by a sniper right in front of me," Onyshchenko said. "His brains flew into my face and broke my glasses. But it was crazy, you know, my first thought was, 'OK, there's a McDonald's right over there; I can go there to wash off my face.'"
After the revolution, Onyshchenko's friends convinced him to see a psychiatrist. He was resistant to the idea at first, he said. Like most young men who have experienced combat, he was more worried about appearing weak than any physical danger.
The dreams of the dead man have gone away now, Onyshchenko said. "I think the psychiatrist really helped me," he confessed.
Over dinner in 2014, Natalia Portier, another Ukrainian friend, told me she was more patriotic than she had ever been. Her job in Kyiv was sending her to the U.S., and she had to apply for a visa. I assumed with my reflexive American pride that she would be excited about this.
The truth was, Portier, then 30 years old, felt guilty about leaving her homeland in time of war. She had a brother, she explained, and she was afraid he would be mobilized to fight in the east along with the 60,000 Ukrainian troops currently deployed there at that time. There are, incidentally, still about 60,000 troops serving in the eastern war zone as of July 2017.
"The world is so cruel," Portier said to me three years ago. She shook her head, looking past me. But then she beamed when a man walked into the pub wearing a T-shirt with a trident on it, Ukraine's national symbol.
"It's not so unusual to see that now," she said, smiling. "I'm so proud of my country and to be Ukrainian. I hope this stupid war ends soon."
Independence Day
As a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I know what it's like to serve in a war zone. And as someone who was a 19-year-old cadet at the Air Force Academy on Sept. 11, 2001, I also know what inspires young men and women to go to war. I've been there. I get it.
The young soldiers I've encountered in Ukraine, destined for the front lines in the east, wear a combined look of fear and youthful exuberance that I remember seeing on young U.S. soldiers in other war zones. And the combination of pride and worry felt by the families those Ukrainian soldiers have left behind is no different than what my own family endured when my brother and I deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.
After three years of war, most Ukrainians still believe freedom is worth fighting for. Ukrainians know why they have to win the war; they just don't know why they had to fight it.
"The revolution was never about Russia," Milovidova explained to me in 2014. "It was about making Ukraine better. No one thought this war would happen."
Three years later, the words of that lone voice from my first day in Kyiv are still fresh in my mind. Especially on a day like Independence Day, when I reflect on my own country's virtues, on why my generation spent our youths in war and on what our sacrifices ultimately accomplished.
As I see a young Ukrainian woman blowing a kiss to a passing convoy of troops or as I see an old woman kiss her fingers and then reach to touch the face of a young boy in one of the photos at the top of Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred Street, I hear those words again: "Freedom isn't free."
I've always known that, and I've heard the expression countless times. I even fought for it. But until I arrived in Ukraine, I never really understood what it meant. 
This article was originally published at Used with permission.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

James Goll: Why You May Not Recognize the Angels Aiding You CHARISMA NEWS

James Goll: Why You May Not Recognize the Angels Aiding You

I know from personal experience that God's messengers are ready to come to our aid in times of crisis.
You will probably remember the disaster that happened in 1986 at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl in the former USSR (now Ukraine). The zone of damaging radioactive contamination was still spreading when I traveled to Minsk, Belarus, to serve as a prophetic intercessor for a festival outreach for Jewish people. I had gone there with my two friends David Fitzpatrick and Richard Glickstein, with whom I had prayed a lot in New York City and other places in the United States.
After we had pretty much completed our assignment as intercessors for the event, we all felt we had an additional assignment to complete—to intervene in prayer for the protection of the city, especially the children, against what was being called "Chernobyl Disease." It was expected to contaminate the river that runs through Minsk, and if it did, the ramifications for the people would be devastating.
We had found a particular place in the city where a bridge crossed the river by some old communist monuments. We felt that was where we should gather to pray, so the three of us, who were staying in different rooms on different floors of the hotel, met late one night to go visit the place we had scouted out during the daytime.
We met on the elevator, and another man joined us. When we got out, he got out with us and followed us out to the street.
At first we thought we knew where we were going. We had been there in the daylight. But now, not only was it dark but also the subway system, which was immense and complex, was functioning only in a limited way.
We didn't know how to get to where we thought we were supposed to go, but we walked down the steps to the train tracks and got on a train that felt to us like the right one. The fourth man got on with us. He looked like a typical Russian man. He said nothing to us.
We got off the train when it stopped, but now we were really lost. We couldn't even remember which side of the tracks to stand on next. Then the man came up alongside us and said, in English, "Come, stand over here!" He brought us from one side of the tracks to the other side, where we stood and waited for the next train. When it came, he stopped it and said, "Get on here."
We looked at each other and decided we didn't know anything better to do, so we got on. That train whisked us away, and when it came to a stop, we got off again. Of course, we still didn't know what to do.
Again we crossed over to the other side of the tracks, and again, when the next train showed up, the man said, "You get on here!" What else could we do? We got on again, with this Russian-looking man we didn't know, who happened to be able to speak English.
We got off again, this time in what looked like a major interchange, with a lot of different exits. We were walking, totally lost. The man got off and walked with us. Then he pointed to an exit and said, "Your assignment rests right out here."
We walked up the steps and found ourselves at the exact spot that we were looking for! But now the man wasn't with us. We turned and looked for him but could not find him. He was gone. Surely our "Russian" guide was an angel.
We prayed and performed a prophetic act over the water. Afterward, we found out that the radiation had never gotten into the city via the river. We had completed our assignment, with the very important help of an angel. 
James W. Goll is the president of Encounters Network, director of Prayer Storm and he coordinates Encounters Alliance, a coalition of leaders. He is the author of numerous books and has produced multiple study guides and hundreds of audio and video messages.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog: Threats To Watch In 2017


New post on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

Threats To Watch In 2017 — #1: Putin is massing 55,000 troops on border of Ukraine & threatening the Baltic States. NATO looks weak. What the Trump-Pence team should do immediately.

by joelcrosenberg
As 2017 begins and the Trump-Pence administration is set to take office in Washington, what are the major threats that should be on your radar screen? What could potentially hit us without warning if we and our leaders are not paying close attention?
Over the next few weeks, I'll be writing a series of columns on this topic. But as I've been doing research over the past few months for a new novel about Russia, I have come to believe that the threat Moscow now poses to the U.S. and our allies is real and growing.
One thing I'm concerned about is Vladimir Putin. I believe that Vladimir Putin and the way he's leading Russia is going to be a big, big issue over the next several years. And I must say I'm cautiously pessimistic at the moment with the way the President-elect is dealing with this.
Right now, we keep hearing very warm, kind words about Mr. Putin from Mr. Trump. This may be a negotiating tactic, right? You have a President-elect who is known for "The Art of the Deal." So he may be trying to send a positive signal early on to Putin to say, "Hey, listen, we don't have to have a bad relationship. I'm willing to start in a positive way. But we're going to have some serious issues that we're going to have to talk about."
That's possible.
I would note that it's a different strategy than Mr. Trump is taking with Iran. It's a different strategy than he's taking with China. It's a much softer approach, and it suggests the other possibility -- not that it's a negotiating tactic, but that it's really what Mr. Trump believes, that Putin is not a threat.
If that's the case, I totally disagree.
Mr. Putin is a threat. He's already invaded and seized part of the nation state of Georgia. He's already invaded and seized Crimea. He's already invaded and seized Eastern Ukraine. And now he has 55,000 Russian troops massed on the border of Ukraine and [not far from] the three Baltic States -- Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
Is Putin going to invade and try to seize those countries as well?
We don't know that yet, right? But there are very few NATO troops there right now in the Baltics, and yet those are NATO allies.
So, when you have a Russian leader who has shown as much aggression in recent years as Putin has, and you're not doing more to build up U.S. and NATO forces -- including mechanized ground forces, mechanized divisions -- inside the Baltics to make sure that Putin doesn't seem them as an easy grab; when you're sending messages that seem very soft and conciliatory towards Russia; then you run the risk of being blindsided by an evil you don't see.
I just hope and pray that the new President of the United States and his team will take countering that threat posed by Putin as seriously as they're taking the China, North Korea and Radical Islam threats, as well.
CRITICAL ISSUES: Ukraine is a key ally of the U.S. and the Western alliance, but it is not a NATO ally. NATO is not obligated to come to her defense. But the Trump-Pence team needs to decide how it would handle a Russian move to seize all of Ukraine.
The Baltic States, meanwhile, are full NATO allies. A Russian invasion would trigger Article V of the NATO treaty. This would require a full-scale military response by the U.S. and the rest of the European countries who are members of NATO. This could quickly escalate to a nuclear confrontation. To do nothing -- to abandon the Baltics to the Kremlin -- would mean the end of NATO. No ally around the world would ever trust their alliances with the U.S. again. It could mean the collapse of U.S. global leadership. Clearly, the stakes are high.
RECOMMENDATIONS: The Trump-Pence team have a clear domestic  agenda that involves turbo-charging the U.S. economy and creating millions of new jobs, ending illegal immigration and protecting America's borders. On foreign policy, their top priorities are dealing with China and challenges in Asia, and confronting Radical Islam. The President elect understandably does not show any interest in a confrontation with Russia.
It is important, then, that President Trump immediately and significantly increases NATO air and ground forces -- and missile defenses -- in and around the Baltics and Poland, as well as in Germany and France upon taking office. He needs to make it absolutely clear to Putin that we will fully support our NATO allies and will not countenance any hostile action against them. Should the Baltics be left essentially unprotected, Putin -- an emerging Czar with imperialist appetites -- may find himself tempted to strike.
The RAND Corporation report suggests that "a force of about seven brigades, including three heavy armored brigades — adequately supported by airpower, land-based fires, and other enablers on the ground and ready to fight at the onset of hostilities — could suffice to prevent the rapid overrun of the Baltic states." The report notes that "while not sufficient to mount a sustained defense of the region or to achieve NATO's ultimate end state of restoring its members' territorial integrity, such a posture would fundamentally change the strategic picture as seen from Moscow."
I would leave the decision for the precise force structure to incoming Defense Secretary James Mattis, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and our NATO allied commanders. But in principle I agree with the direction RAND is suggesting. We want to focus on China/Asia and Radical Islam. We want to avoid a conflict with Putin in Europe. Thus, we must strengthen NATO immediately to maintain our options.
Then the President should start a very focused process of insisting that each NATO country fully invest 2% of their annual GDP on defense spending. That's what they promised to do when they joined the alliance. It's high time each country pay its fair share.
joelcrosenberg | January 4, 2017 at 11:11 am | Categories: Epicenter | URL:

Thursday, December 29, 2016

JUST IN: ISRAEL CUTS TIES - Taylor FFS (Freedom's Final Stand)



by Taylor  FFS (Freedom's Final Stand) Dec. 29, 2016
After the Obama administration decided to kick its feet up and watch the United Nations pass anti-Israel settlements, Netanyahu began to take action.
His first step? Severing ties with countries that backed the U.N.’s settlement that the United States abstained from voting in.

BI reports:
Israel’s Foreign Ministry has reportedly suspended all working ties with 12 of the UN Security Council countries that voted to pass a resolution urging Israel to halt building settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
The move came at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request, one day after he summoned 10 of the nations’ ambassadors to Jerusalem to personally reprimand them for the vote.
Foreign ministers and ambassadors from Britain, France, Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Angola, Egypt, Uruguay, Spain, Senegal and New Zealand will not be received at Israel’s Foreign Ministry amid the suspension, the Times of Israel reported . They will also not be granted an audience with Netanyahu.
After the anti-Israel settlement was passed, Donald Trump said, “As to the UN, things will be different after Jan. 20th.”

Ukraine's Jewish Prime Minister Who Voted Against Israel - Tsvi Sadan ISRAEL TODAY

Ukraine's Jewish Prime Minister Who Voted Against Israel

Thursday, December 29, 2016 |  Tsvi Sadan  ISRAEL TODAY
Prime Minister Netanyahu's refusal to meet Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman after he voted in favor of UN resolution 2334 condemning all Israeli settlements as illegal, drew attention to the fact he is the first Jew ever to ascend to such prominence in Ukraine, a country whose past is tainted with bloody antisemitism. 
Whether Netanyahu's diplomatic disciplinary actions toward the 14 countries that voted in favor of this resolution is wise or not, his attitude toward Ukraine demonstrates impartiality. Jew or not, hostility toward Israel is unacceptable.
Volodymyr Groysman (38), was born to Jewish parents in Vinnytsia. In 1941, the Nazis shot dead in open mass graves some 28,000 Jews of Vinnytsia and its surrounding areas. Vinnytsia's chief rabbi, Shaul Horowitz, told COLive that "his grandfather and grandmother … were taken by the Nazis to be shot. Miraculously, they fell onto the pile of corps and faked their death. That's how they were saved."
Unlike many Jews who try to downplay or even conceal their Jewishness, Groysman is up front about it. 
Following his lead as chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, in 2014 he asked the representatives to stand for a minute of silence in remembrance of the Jews who perished in the Holocaust. This was the first time ever that such a gesture took place in the Ukrainian parliament. 
Groysman also prays regularly in a local synagogue, knowing that doing so may upset many of his countrymen. The Ukrainian Prime Minister has family living in the Israeli coastal city of Ashdod.
As for Ukraine's reason for voting for this resolution, it is suggested that by so doing Ukraine showed its displeasure over Israel's idleness toward Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.
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