Please be aware, I will be taking off newscasting for Friday 25th, Saturday, and Sunday. Thankyou
Sorry, I meant to say Rev. 3:17 not Rev. 13 – please forgive me:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_gj1uZ6194 – The Shadows of Power
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAsqM8rL8GA – Engage or Contain?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Rkom1RpKA – Vladimir Putin
In Uncategorized on July 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm
UPDATED: (Washington, D.C.) — It has begun.
The Israeli Defense Forces have commenced a massive ground operation in Gaza. Israeli leaders have concluded they need to deal a devastating blow to Hamas, and air strikes aren’t enough.
Please pray this will all end quickly. Please pray for calm to be restored. And please pray for mercy for Israelis and Palestinians. It is so painful to see the suffering and trauma on both sides. The Bible commands us to pray for peace — let us be faithful.
“Israel began a ground invasion into the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, saying it would target tunnels that infiltrate its territory after cease-fire talks failed to de-escalate the air war that has raged for 10 days,” reports the New York Times. “The military released a statement at 10:39 p.m. saying the goal of the operation was to ‘establish a reality in which Israeli residents can live in safety and security without continuous indiscriminate terror.’”
“In light of Hamas’ continuous criminal aggression, and the dangerous infiltration into Israeli territory, Israel is obligated to act in defense of its citizens,” a statement from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s office said, reported the Jerusalem Post.
“The statement said that Operation Protective Edge, now in its 11th day, will continue until its goals are reached: restoring quiet for an extended period of time, and delivering a significant blow to Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in Gaza,” noted the Post. “Prior to the commencement of the ground invasion, the IDF launched a massive wave of combined air and artillery strikes on Thursday night. The ground invasion comes hours after a Hamas assault squad of thirteen highly armed terrorists attempted to carry out a massacre of civilians at Kibbutz Sufa, near the border, before being blocked by the IDF. Infantry, Armored Corps, Engineering Corps, artillery, and intelligence units are taking over various areas in Gaza, and are all working with one another and the air force. They are operating in northern, central, and southern Gaza, where Hamas has dug an extensive terrorist tunnel network. The IDF’s Southern Command is overseeing the ground offensive.”
Senate Bill 2578 that was introduced by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) was defeated as the Republicans were able to maintain their filibuster. The Senate vote for cloture was 56-43. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was the only Democrat who voted against cloture. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Susan Collins (R-ME) were the only two Republicans to vote in favor of cloture.
The bill had it passed would have forced all health care plans to comply with any rule made by the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS). It would have overridden any federal law, including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, that stood in conflict with any mandate given by HHS.
“While the Senate rightfully rejected this unjust bill, today is a reminder of the need to stand vigilant in defense of our God-given freedoms against those who would seek to take them away,” Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Casey Mattox said in a released statement. “Echoing our Founding Fathers, Ronald Reagan once said that ‘freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.’ It has been 20 years – one generation – since Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and many of its sponsors have already turned their backs on our first freedom. We can be thankful for now that not enough of them did.”
This afternoon Women Speak Out PAC, a partner of the national pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, blasted Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) for voting for S.2578. All three senators are in vulnerable seats for Democrats.
“Senate Democrats and a few wayward Republicans just voted against religious freedom for their constituents and all Americans. It’s a radical vote. This bill would pave the way for taxpayer funding of almost all abortions as ‘preventive services,’” said Women Speak Out PAC President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Contraception is widely available. There is no bogey man or woman fighting to change that. In backing this legislation, Senators Hagan, Pryor, and Landrieu stand with the abortion lobby, not the people who elected them.”
UNITED NATIONS – Representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UNHRC, are “intensely discussing in meetings” the possibility of extending U.N. protection to the thousands of Central Americans crossing the U.S. border with Mexico illegally by defining them as “refugees” who are seeking asylum from political and domestic violence in their home nations, WND has confirmed.
Officials privy to the U.N. discussions have explained to WND it’s “a tricky situation,” because the Central American immigrants are not part of any group the U.N. has designated as victims of political or religious persecution.
A UNHCR official confirmed Monday to WND via email that a 10-nation meeting in Nicaragua of ministers of the interior from the U.S., Mexico and various Central American countries was held Thursday and Friday.
The ministers, according to preliminary reports obtained by WND, concluded the Central American illegal aliens are “refugees” deserving international protection under the auspices of the U.N. as they seek asylum in the U.S. The ministers cited the U.N.’s 30-year-old declaration on the rights of refugees.