Category: Prophecy News

Israel caught off guard by US support of Palestinian

Sources in Jerusalem were surprised by Washington’s quick and firm Monday night announcement recognizing the new Palestinian unity government.   Within hours of the security cabinet’s decision to reject contact with the Fatah-Hamas administration and to hold Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responsible for terror emanating from the Gaza Strip, the US shocked its close ally […]

US sanctioning terrorism by okaying ties with Palestinian

Israeli officials charged that the United States had sanctioned terrorism after hearing late Monday night that Washington planned to establish ties with the newly sworn-in Fatah-Hamas unity government.   “If the US administration wants to advance peace, it should be calling on [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas to end his pact with Hamas and return […]

U.S. intends to work with new Palestinian government

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and said that the U.S. plans on working with the new Palestinian unity government.   The Fatah-Hamas government was sworn in on Monday in Ramallah.   State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that the new government does not include Hamas members […]

Hamas must not be allowed to run in Palestinian elections

Israel plans to work against the inclusion of Hamas candidates in the upcoming Palestinian parliamentary and presidential elections that are due to be held within the next six months in the West Bank and Gaza.   The Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement in this regard on Monday following an emergency security cabinet meeting held […]

Palestinian unity government prepares for elections

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Monday that he would direct the Palestinian Central Elections Commission to start preparing for holding presidential and parliamentary elections in the Palestinian territories.   Abbas made the announcement as he chaired the first meeting of the Palestinian unity government, which was sworn in in Ramallah earlier in the […]

Bennett calls new Fatah-Hamas government ‘terrorists in suits’

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett condemned the new Fatah-Hamas unity government on Monday, calling it a “government of terrorists in suits.”   In a message on his Facebook page, Bennett said that his “sovereignty program” – the annexation of settlement blocs in the West Bank – is the only solution.   “The government of terrorists in […]

Lawmakers Call on Obama to Suspend Aid to PA

Lawmakers in the United States on Monday called on the Obama administration to suspend financial aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the wake of the formation of the new unity government between Hamas and Fatah.   The calls came as the State Department stated that the U.S. would work with the new unity government. […]

Hamas is not a legitimate recipient of aid, says US Congressman

Senior US lawmakers said on Monday that they would be reluctant to send aid to the new unity government between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Islamist group Hamas.   Abbas swore in the government in a reconciliation deal with Hamas that led Israel to freeze US-brokered peace talks.   “Hamas is […]

Israel’s reckless rush to get caught in the sophisticated Abbas-Hamas trap

To paraphrase Abba Eban’s famous platitude, the Israeli government never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity – at least as far as its own image is concerned. So it was that the Israeli cabinet volunteered to help Palestinian propaganda on Monday by shifting attention away from the problematic reunion of Fatah and Hamas: “Israel […]

Utah school defends yearbook editing for modesty

Wasatch High School acknowledged Thursday that its yearbook staff made some mistakes in its “graphic corrections” of student photos, which were edited to add sleeves and higher necklines.   In a message on the school’s website, the high school said the staffers “were not consistent in how they [corrections] were applied to student photos and the […]