Prophecy in the News

Obama picks gay bishop to wrap Easter Prayer Breakfast with invocation

When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. Read More: Obama picks gay bishop to wrap Easter Prayer […]

Abbas to meet with members of Knesset in Ramallah

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is set to meet with members of the Knesset on Wednesday, to discuss the current crisis in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Read More: Abbas to meet with members of Knesset in Ramallah | JPost | Israel News.

Liberman: Deal Almost Closed When PA Pulled Out

Speaking to foreign diplomats Sunday night, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said that Israel and the Palestinian Authority had been close to an agreement – until the Palestinians decided to backtrack from agreements they had already made. Read More: Liberman: Deal Almost Closed When PA Pulled Out – Defense/Security – News – Israel National News.

Pesach Shame: Hamas Conquers Temple Mount

Police have “lost control of the Temple Mount,” Temple activists charged Monday morning, on the eve of Pesach. Read More: Pesach Shame: Hamas Conquers Temple Mount – Inside Israel – News – Israel National News.

Report: Israeli, Palestinian negotiators meet without Indyk

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held a three-hour meeting Sunday night without the presence of US mediator Martin Indyk, Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported. Read More: Report: Israeli, Palestinian negotiators meet without Indyk | JPost | Israel News.

Washington takes time out from Israeli-Palestinian talks, Netanyahu and Livni upbeat about deal

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, after several days of evaluating the chances of re-igniting Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations, have decided to distance themselves for the time being from the process until the two leaders, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, find their own way back to the table. […]

Social Security cards and national ID: Still a bad idea

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2014 — When the Social Security Act was first passed in 1935, a major objection was that the Social Security card would become a national ID card. For decades, the Social Security card issued to every American had emblazoned on it the words, “not for identification purposes.” Read More: Social Security cards […]