Thursday, October 30, 2014
Via The Local: The Swedish government has officially decided to recognize Palestine, with the move announced in a speech by the country's new Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. Speaking at a press conference, Margot Wallström said of the decision: "The main reason is that the government believes that the international law criteria for the recognition of the State of Palestine has been met. There is a territory, there is a population and there is a government". The UN General Assembly approved the recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state in 2012, but the European Union and most western countries do not refer to Palestine as a separate state. Wallström pre-empted her announcement in a debate article in the Dagens Nyheter newspaper published on Thursday morning. "It's an important step. Some will say that the decision came too early. I'm afraid that it came too late", she wrote, adding that she "hopes that this will show the way for others". "The aim of Sweden's recognition is to help reach the goal of Israel and Palestine co-existing side by side in peace". Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas hailed the decision, his spokesman said. "President Abbas welcomes Sweden's decision", Nabil Abu Rudeina told AFP, adding that the Palestinian leader described the move as "brave and historic". "All countries of the world that are still hesitant to recognize our right to an independent Palestinian state based on 1967 borders, with east Jerusalem as its capital, (should) follow Sweden's lead", his spokesman quoted him as saying. Abu Rudeina said the decision was a positive step following months of soaring tensions in occupied east Jerusalem, where Palestinians have clashed almost daily with Israeli police and where Israel has recently pushed ahead with plans to build another 3,600 settler homes, drawing international condemnation. "This decision comes as a response to Israeli measures in Jerusalem", he said. Sweden's decision was initially announced by new Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Löfven as he revealed his new centre-left cabinet in early October. But has been met with strong criticism from Israel. On Thursday Israel's top diplomat said the Swedish government's recognition of a Palestinian state was "deplorable" and could undermine efforts to resolve the conflict. "The decision of the Swedish government to recognise a Palestinian state is a deplorable decision which only strengthens extremist elements and Palestinian rejectionism", Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement. "It is a shame that the Swedish government chose to take this declarative step which causes a lot of harm and offers no advantage", he said. "The Swedish government must understand that relations in the Middle East are a lot more complex than the self-assembly furniture of IKEA and that they have to act with responsibility and sensitivity". There has been intense fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip in recent months, with some of the deadliest violence in years. But there is currently a ceasefire between the two sides. Seven EU members have already recognized a Palestinian state -- Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Malta, Poland, and Romania. Non-EU member Iceland is the only other western European nation to have done so. Palestinian groups in Sweden have welcomed the decision. Earlier this month, Nael Touqan, Chairman of Palestinian Association of Stockholm told The Local: "Sweden has great respect in Europe so we hope this means that other nations will follow its lead", he added. "This is the only way to pressure Israel". But observers said it was too early to tell if the Swedish step would prompt other countries to make similar moves. "It's really hard to say how many countries will actually take the plunge and follow Sweden", said Michael Schulz, an expert on the Middle East and conflict issues at the University of Gothenburg told AFP. "For the EU to recognize Palestine, that would require all member states to agree, so it's unlikely", he said, estimating that Stockholm's decision "shouldn't change much" over the short term. "We must see how Israel will react if they will continue their policy of settlement or if they will instead be more cautious". Sweden's government has said it will increase bilateral aid to the middle east over the next five years.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Via The Local: Swedish football hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes the headlines almost as much for his offhand comments as for his footballing prowess. Ah, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Perhaps Sweden's greatest ever sports star with the arrogance to match. And now that he's been nominated for the Ballon d'Or, we figured we'd revisit some of his best moments. Here are our ten favorite Zlatan quotes. 1: Dutch reporter: "Can you describe 'Zlatan' - a lot of Dutch people don't understand?" Zlatan: "I've never heard this question before, I think it's only you who doesn't understand". 2: An Italian female reporter asks if he is gay. "Come to my house and you'll see if I'm gay. Bring your sister," he responds. 3: A reporter asks what Ibrahimovic will get his wife for her birthday. "Nothing. She already has Zlatan". 4: When invited by Arsenal's manager for a trial. "Zlatan doesn't do auditions". 5: After Sweden were knocked out of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, a reporter asked if Ibrahimovic would head to Brazil to spectate. He responded: "A World Cup without me isn't worth watching". 6: On house-hunting in Paris after being drafted in by Paris Saint-Germain. "We're looking for an apartment. If we don't find anything, then I'll probably just buy the hotel". 7: A reporter asks why there are scratches on Ibrahimovic's face. "You'll have to ask your wife that one". 8: Zlatan didn't mince his words when describing how it was to be marked by Stephane Henchoz. "First I went left, he did too. Then I went right, and he did too. Then I went left again, and he went to buy a hot dog". 9: When discussing his former coaches, Ibrahimovic doesn't appear to be hoping for a reference letter. "Mourinho is Guardiola's opposite. If Mourinho brightens up the room, Guardiola pulls down the curtains". 10: Lastly, Zlatan's book and his app are full of colourful quotes. For example, when discussing a recent injury: "An injured Zlatan is a pretty serious thing for any team".
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Via Haaretz: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday fervently rejected American and European criticism of his decision to advance plans for 1.060 new housing units in Jewish neighborhoods across the Green Line in Jerusalem. Netanyahu called the condemnations voiced by the international community "statements disconnected from reality", "I've heard claims that our construction in Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem distance peace", Netanyahu said, referring to the U.S. State Department's remarks a day earlier that such actions were "incompatible" with peace. "The criticism is that it distances us from peace. These statements infuse the empty rhetoric of the Palestinians", said Netanyahu. The EU and the U.S. are applying a double standard when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict", Netanyahu added. "When Abu Mazen [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas] incites murder of Jews in Jerusalem, the international community remains silent", Netanyahu said. "And when we build in Jerusalem, they become indignant. I don’t accept that. Just as the French build in Paris and the British build in London, Israelis build in Jerusalem. We will continue to build in Jerusalem". Both the U.S. and the European Union voiced concerns abou the reports of Netanyahu's plans, with U.S. State Department Spokesman Jen Psaki telling reporters: "If Israel wants to live in a peaceful society, they need to take steps that will reduce tensions. Moving forward with this sort of action would be incompatible with the pursuit of peace". "We view settlement activities as illegitimate and we are unequivocally opposed to unilateral steps", Psaki added. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Netanyahu by telephone following the Prime Minister's announcement, to discuss the building plan, Psaki said. The European Union asked for clarifications and said such a decision, if confirmed, would be "ill-judged and ill-timed" and "would call into "serious question Israel's commitment to a negotiated solution with the Palestinians". "We stress that the future development of relations between the EU and Israel will depend on (its) engagement toward a lasting peace based on a two-state solution", said Maja Kocijancic, a spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. Of course the U.S. and the EU applies double standards toward the Jews. They hate the Jews and that never stopped. Another problem is that Benjamin Netanyahu does nothing to change that. He should adopt communism in his country and also strengthen the international respect for the first covenant Torah, which is still guilty and valid. A mutual respect is needed, that the Jews acknowledge the presence of the Palestinians and that Jerusalem is accepted as the undivided capital of the Jews. The EU is comprised of different non-Jewish Israeli tribes, Greeks, Romans, and Assyrians (Germany and Austria). It's a hopeless union, which will one day come under German rule, unless Russia and the different non-Jewish Israeli tribes in Europe cooperate, which seems rather unprobable.
Via Before It's News: Not long before Boyd Bushman passed away on August 7, 2014, he agreed to be video recorded for a short documentary where he openly spoke about his personal experiences with Area 51, UFOs, aliens and anti-gravity ideas. Boyd Bushman was a retired Senior Scientist for Lockheed Martin. He had an impressive forty year career where he was awarded many patents while working with defense contractors Hughes Aircraft, General Dynamics, Texas Instruments and Lockheed Martin. In the last video footage (ever) of him recorded right before his death, he shared some fascinating information and photos about Area 51, Aliens, UFO’s and anti-gravity. His images of aliens will of course raise controversy given the mixed beliefs that exist amongst people about the existence of them, but could perhaps be among the most fascinating evidence out there -and from a decorated and credible source. After all, this wouldn’t be the first time highly ranked individuals have spoken out about this type of stuff. The statements made by them seem to corroborate with all of the official documentation about UFOs that’s already been released for public viewing. Dozens of governments around the world have already disclosed this existence. "We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects and it would take an act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity… anything you can imagine we already know how to do". – Ben Rich, Former Head of Lockheed Skunk Works "Nature never uses English, it doesn’t speak any language, but yet it’s talking to us all the time. The key thing is to identify what it’s saying". – Boyd Bushman, Former Senior Research Scientist Engineer and Inventor at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
Via The Local: A return to compulsory military service is being considered by Sweden's new Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist, four years after the policy was scrapped. The Social Democrats voted against the previous center-right coalition's decision to abolish military service for men and women in Sweden in 2010. Now that they are in government alongside the Greens, they are considering reintroducing the idea. This is also supported by the Left Party. Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist told Sveriges Radio that there was broad support for the concept in Sweden's newly elected parliament. He said that there was currently a problem retaining soldiers, with many choosing to leave the army or navy after just three or four years. The development follows the biggest military operation in Sweden for years, with more than 200 troops scouring Stockholm's archipelago for a suspected foreign submarine last week. The search was called off on Friday after the Swedish military said it believed the vessel had left Swedish waters. During the search, Bosse Linden who served in the Swedish navy for twenty years told The Local he felt it was a mistake that Sweden had scrapped conscription and reduced the size of the country's military. "Twenty years ago we had a big navy, we had a big coastal artillery", he said. "Instead of taking care of our own borders…we help others, but we have forgotten to help ourselves". "Naphtali is a doe let loose, He gives beautiful words". Jacob's Blessing - Genesis 49:21 "...'O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full of the blessing of the Lord, take possession of the sea and the south' ". Moses Blessing - Deuteronomy 33:23
Monday, October 27, 2014
New! 11yr Old Child Has A Frightening Prophetic Vision About The Future And You Won’t Believe His Earth-Shattering Vision…
Via Before It's News: The book of Lamentations tells a story of how pastors allowed sin and iniquity into their lives, and as a result they opened a door for Babylonian soldiers to invade Jerusalem and take the city. "The kings of the earth, and all inhabitants of the world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy could enter the gates of Jerusalem. It was for the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests…". (Lamentations 4:12-13) I believe the same is happening today with America. Pastors and believers have allowed sin to abound in the land for far too long. God is giving those that love Him a warning, and this warning, rather shockingly, comes from the eleven year old son of Evangelist Anita Fuentes. God tells us in Acts 2:17 that in the last days He will pour out His Spirit on all flesh and that our sons and daughters shall prophecy. I believe this could be exactly what has happened with her son. The prophecy starts at the 9:57 mark.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Via Before It's News: In the four part series below by 9Nania, which she asserts “will blow your mind”, Nania highlights the warning signs from 2011, which according to her will bring about the biblical prophecy of a “mass rescue” before a devastating asteroid impact on earth. Nania walks us through those 2011 warning signs leading us to the year 2014, where as she says, she is not offering up a specific date, just explaining her interpretations of events in conjuction with her dreams and visions, past and present, that lead her to believe that 2014 is the year we will see her visions of a massive asteroid impact come true.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin is delivering a speech at the plenary session of Valdai International Discussion Club, a forum involving the world leading experts at foreign and domestic policy.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Bizarre footage has emerged, of a possible reptillian female, filmed on a popular american tv show. Paranormal Crucible explains that the reason Dr. Phil and the audience aren’t noticing this is that the Reptilian can cloak their appearance in front of others, but cannot deceive the camera or any sort of electronics.