Once again, the Palestinians do not have to bring even the basics to the peace table . . .
The US State Department affirmed on Friday that the US recognizes Israel as a "Jewish state" but that this is not a precondition in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
The statement was in response to questions regarding the department's position on comments made by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that the Palestinian Authority must recognize Israel as a Jewish state, something that its chairman, President Mahmoud Abbas, said that he was unwilling to do.
Bible prophecy-related themes continue to make headlines . . .
Dame Street mandarins calculate that it would save the Irish economy €1bn a year to increase the use of electronic payments with debit cards, smartphones and online transfers and is tendering for ad agencies to power a major marketing drive with a budget of up to €1m.
As the world unites, so do religions . . .
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Jan and her co-hosts, Eric Barger and Jill Martin Rische, talk to Gary Kah for two segments. How soon is the one-world system arriving in Gary's opinion? They also discuss more recent efforts at spying including the intrusion and lawlessness of ObamaCare and the FCC attempt to monitor news outlets. Satan has orchestrated things so that the entire globe is in a crisis and this will speed global government. Soon, people will long for it as well as the "man with a plan," Antichrist. More and more, Christians are just seen as intolerant. The New World Order is about unity and we don't fit. The one-world religion is discussed. Gary believes Jerusalem will be the capital of that effort. Then Jan closes with a very short commentary on the "Christ at the Checkpoint" anti-Israel session March 10-14 in Bethlehem. We use the mobile app found on the Home page of www.oneplace.com.
Leaving aside who is to blame for a moment, it is really frightening to think that we may be approaching the tensest moment in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cuban missile crisis.
There has been much talk about Obama's "red lines", but the truth is that Crimea (and in particular the naval base at Sevastopol) is a "red line" for Russia.
(UPDATED) Family-focused speaker whose Wheaton course became a seminar phenomenon faces allegations from more than 30 women.
Bill Gothard has resigned from the Institute in Basic Life Principles, according to an affiliated ministry email obtained by Religion News Service (RNS), which broke the news tonight.
The popular seminar speaker and his ministry had weathered moral and financial controversies, as well as scrutiny over his teachings, in the past. But recently a whistle-blowing website gathered accusations of sexual harassment from more than 30 women.
"I was horrified," said John Stemberger, chairman of the board of Trail Life USA, a new, rapidly-growing scouting organization that doesn't allow openly gay members.
Stemberger was referring to an Associated Press photograph that accompanied an in-depth story about Trail Life. The image showed a group of young boys gathered in a circle with their hands raised at an unusual angle. The AP's original caption on the photo said they were reciting the organization's "creed" during a meeting in North Richland Hills, Texas.
Only the English and math Common Core standards have so far been released. The math standards are based on an unproven theory called Constructivism, which means the kids are not drilled in basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction and multiplication) but instead are taught to "construct" their own way of figuring out the answers.
An American anchor working for state-owned television station Russia Today quit on air on Wednesday. Liz Wahl, in the network's D.C. bureau, announced she could no longer be "part of a network that whitewashes the actions of Putin. I'm proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I am resigning."
The sixth prophecy I want to identify is the one that states that when the Jewish people return to their homeland, they will reoccupy the city of Jerusalem, the ancient capital of their nation.
The Jews were dispossessed of their beloved capital city when the Romans destroyed it in 70 AD and took them into captivity. They briefly reoccupied the city during the Second Jewish Revolt that began in 132 AD, but after that, the city was never under their control again for century after century. Even after they declared the re-establishment of their state in 1948, they were unable to conquer the city in the War of Independence that followed.