SINCE THE RAPTURE OCCURS BEFORE THE FUTURE 7 YR TREATY IS SIGNED, I WONT BE AROUND TO HAVE THE ACTUAL TREATY SIGNING. BUT UNTIL THEN THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE BEGININGS OF THE ISRAELI / ARAB PEACE PROCESS. AND AS CLOSE TO THE 7 YEAR SIGNING THAT WE GET BEFORE THE RAPTURE OF THE SAVED TO HEAVEN. UNTIL WE MEET JESUS IN THE CLOUDS BODILY, AND COME TO EARTH 7 YRS LATER.

Monday, June 02, 2014

A PRESIDENT FOR A MORE CULTURED ISRAEL

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER

REBUILT 3RD TEMPLE

REVELATION 11:1-2
1 And there was given me a(MEASURING) reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out,(TO THE WORLD NATIONS) and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.(JERUSALEM DIVIDED BUT THE 3RD TEMPLE ALLOWED TO BE REBUILT)

DANIEL 9:27
27 And he( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Teens Banned from Praying About the Third Temple-Ariel youth movement conference at the Western Wall denied entry over magnets with prayer for the Third Temple on them.By Shimon Cohen-First Publish: 6/1/2014, 8:50 PM-IsraelNationalNews

Discrimination against Jews at holy sites has reached new heights, the chairman of the Ariel Zionist youth movement told Arutz Sheva Sunday. Western Wall plaza security guards prevented a group of teenage girls from praying at the Wall Saturday, after finding that the Ariel group had wanted to pray for the building of the Third Temple, Nava Hershkovitz, Ariel girls' division chairman, revealed in an exclusive interview.Hershkovitz says that the whole incident took place during the 'Jerusalem Shabbaton,' a conference weekend which sees hundreds of teenage girls involved with the youth group stay by families in the Old City. Over a thousand participants were expected to attend, and the movement's leaders prepared magnets with the prayer as a welcoming gift, Hershkovitz said. The same magnets were given out during last year's ceremony, she noted - also at the Western Wall plaza.This year, however, the girls were stopped at the security checkpoint and told they could not enter the plaza with the magnets, which would have to remain at the barrier until the group left."The girls arrived at the security checkpoint," Hershkovitz recounted. "Usually security is less strict on Shabbat, but the guards told the girls they could not enter with the prayer magnets.""I arrived at the guard post and spoke to the security detail there, explaining that there is no [security] reason not to distribute the magnets," she continued. "They told me that the magnets are restricted as a general guideline and that they would be denied entry."Hershkovitz also noted that the guards asked her to go to police over the sudden policy change with a complaint, but she stated that she has lost faith in the Israeli Police and declined.The youth group leader noted that while the incident seems small, she is also wary of a system which dictates what to pray."Ultimately it's written in our siddurim [prayer books], but it gives us great pain that we could not distribute the prayer openly," she said. "They tell us that we can pray at the Western Wall, but then they watch carefully what we actually say there."

Terrorist Pardon Bill will be Debated in Security Cabinet-Prime Minister decides to have the inner cabinet discuss proposed law along with Shamgar Commitee report on prisoner releases.By Gil Ronen-First Publish: 6/1/2014, 2:38 PM-IsraelNationalNews

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided Sunday that instead of having the government vote on a bill that would make it possible for judges to prevent the release of terrorist prisoners, the bill would be discussed by the Diplomacy and Security Cabinet together with the recommendations of the Shamgar Committee on prisoner releases.The decision was reached following an opinion presented by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, who is also the Government's Legal Advisor.Jewish Home head, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, was reportedly enraged by the decision not to vote on the bill, and according to Maariv-NRG, stormed out of the meeting after Netanyahu announced his decision. However, other reports say he was mollified when Netanyahu promised to bring the matter to the Diplomacy and Security Cabinet next week and said that he would support the bill there.Another reason for anger in Jewish Home is that, reportedly, there had been a deal between it and Yesh Atid, that the Jewish Home would allow a bill regarding the services of surrogate mothers for homosexual couples, and Yesh Atid would allow the terrorist pardon bill to pass in exchange. While the first bill passed, however, the second did not.The government had been expected to approve the law, which could prevent future mass releases of terrorists. Proposed by MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home), it would allow a court to write into its sentence of a terrorist a clause that would prevent the President from signing off on his pardon in the future.If passed into law, the bill would change one of the country's Basic Laws, which effectively function as Israel's constitution. Under the Basic Law of the President of the State, passed in 1964, Israel's president has the power to pardon criminals. The new amendment would change this rule, preventing any convicted terrorist from being pardoned for his crimes if the court so decides.The bill has already garnered tremendous cross-party support: it was signed by members of Jewish Home, HaTnua, Likud, Yisrael Beyteinu and Kadima.The Shamgar report was commissioned years ago, during the captivity of soldier Gilad Schalit in Gaza. The Shamgar committee, headed by retired Supreme Court President Meir Shamgar, reached conclusions, but those conclusions were never made known to the public.The committee looked into how to conduct negotiations, and asked whether or not it was smart to even discuss the release of soldiers with terrorists. In addition, the committee's report discusses what Israel's “red lines” should be, and who should be in charge of negotiations over abducted Israelis, if they take place.The report recommends, among other things, centralizing all the efforts to free soldiers under the authority of the Defense Minister, and to avoid using government-sponsored special negotiators to discuss matters with terrorists. In addition, the report suggests avoiding giving “updates” about the status of negotiations. “Secrecy is an important part of our recommendations,” the report says. “It is better to leave to guesswork information about the status of kidnapped or missing soldiers, and not provide that information to groups that will use it in improper ways.”

JEWISH UNITY AT ISRAEL DAY PARADE
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/181270#.U4uCSHaRfeE

JOEL 3:2 (WW3 OCCURS WHEN JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED)
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people (ISRAEL) and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.(JERUSALEM)(WW3 STARTS BECAUSE JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED AND ISRAELIS UPROOTED FROM THEIR GOD GIVIN LAND BRINGS 3 DEAD BILLION IN WW3)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.

Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.

12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

Israel to withhold PA tax transfers ahead of unity announcment-Netanyahu convenes emergency meeting of top ministers ahead of expected announcement of new Palestinian government-By Adiv Sterman and AP June 1, 2014, 10:38 pm 1-The Times of Israel

As Ramallah readied to swear in a new unity government, top Israeli ministers moved Sunday night to nix any negotiations with the Palestinians and withhold some tax transfers, Israeli media reported.The decisions came as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened an emergency meeting of his security cabinet, made up of eight senior ministers, to discuss Israel’s response to the formation of a Palestinian unity government backed by rival factions Hamas and Fatah.The unity government and a raft of new ministers are slated to be officially announced by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday.The cabinet members decided to discontinue any further negotiations with the PA as long as Hamas, considered a terror group, takes part in government affairs, Army Radio reported. The cabinet further ruled that Israel would reallocate some Palestinian tax money and use the funds to pay off the Authority’s debts to Israeli companies, according to the report.The cabinet also barred three Hamas ministers from attending Monday’s government swearing-in ceremony, according to Israel Radio.Although the formal line-up of the new government has not yet been made public, it has been pieced together by Abbas’s mainstream Fatah movement and Gaza’s Islamist Hamas rulers in line with a reconciliation deal inked in April.According to a draft obtained by AFP, the new government will have 17 ministers, five of them from Gaza, and will be headed by Rami Hamdallah who will also hold the interior portfolio.Azzam al-Ahmed, Fatah’s representative on reconciliation issues, said the swearing-in ceremony will take place at Abbas’s Muqata presidential compound at 1:00 p.m. on Monday.But in a sign of persistent tensions, Hamas has refused to confirm the date, citing an ongoing row over the fate of the Palestinian ministry for prisoners, as reports suggested it would be transferred to the responsibility of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).Israel had reportedly warned Abbas that it would take punitive steps against the Hamas-Fatah alliance, despite Palestinian assurances that the new entity would be governed by non-political technocrats that will renounce violence and honor all peace agreements with Israel.On Saturday, Abbas said he would respond to any Israeli measures, though he did not elaborate.Abbas and his aides have said in the past that they might step up efforts to gain further international recognition of a Palestinian state. The United Nations General Assembly recognized such a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem as a non-member observer in 2012, but the PA put more applications for recognition on hold during nine months of peace talks that ended in April.Earlier Sunday, Netanyahu urged world leaders not to recognize the new Palestinian unity government, adding that such a body would promote violence and terrorism.“Hamas is a terrorist organization that calls for the destruction of Israel and the international community must not embrace it,” Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting.The prime minister’s comments set the stage for what is likely to be a hard-fought battle for international opinion in the coming weeks. The reactions of the European Union and United States, which send the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars in aid each year, will be critical in determining whether it can survive and whether Israel will be forced to deal with it.

The Palestinians have been divided between two governments since Hamas wrested control of the Gaza Strip from Abbas’ forces in 2007, leaving the president in charge only of autonomous areas of the West Bank.The rift is deeply unpopular among Palestinians, and presents a serious obstacle to establishing a Palestinian state. The Palestinians seek the West Bank and Gaza, along with East Jerusalem, for their state. Israel captured the three areas in 1967′s Six Day War.Repeated attempts at reconciliation have failed in the past, and officials reported last-minute haggling on Sunday. Khalil al-Haya, a top Hamas official in Gaza, said a disagreement over the Palestinian ministry for prisoners held by Israel threatened to delay Monday’s announcement.But both Palestinian factions now have incentives to finally repair ties.Hamas is in the midst of a major financial crisis due to a blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt, while Abbas is in need of an accomplishment following the collapse of peace talks with Israel in late April. Convinced that he cannot reach peace with Netanyahu, the Palestinian leader believes now is the time to get internal Palestinian affairs in order.A statement from Hamdallah’s office Sunday denounced Netanyahu’s call, saying it was part of a campaign intended to “cement the occupation by all means.”Since the Palestinian factions announced their intentions to reconcile in late April, Netanyahu repeatedly has condemned the plan, saying that even tacit backing from Hamas would make it impossible to deal with the new government.Israel and the West consider Hamas, which is sworn to Israel’s destruction and has killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings and other attacks, a terrorist group. Even after the unity deal, Hamas will keep control over a significant arsenal and thousands of fighters in Gaza.In the past, Israel has applied financial pressure by withholding tens of millions of dollars in tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinians each month. During a short-lived Palestinian unity government in 2006 and 2007, the West withheld international aid to the Palestinians because of Hamas’ participation.But it is not clear whether the international community will back his tough stance this time around. The US and European Union have signaled that they are willing to at least give the new Palestinian government a chance. The US and European Union are the largest donors to the Palestinians, providing hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Abbas’ government each year.Last month, the EU said it “looks forward to continuing its support” to the Palestinians if the new government commits to nonviolence and seeking peace with Israel.The US has said it will not make any decision until it sees the makeup of the government and sees its formal program.In the short term, Netanyahu may have a tough time isolating Abbas.Yoram Meital, chairman of the Chaim Herzog Center for Middle East Studies and Diplomacy at Ben Gurion University, said it was likely that the European Union and possibly the US would recognize the new Palestinian government.“The minute the world will recognize this government, that means not only unity between Hamas and Fatah, but also unity of the Palestinian land between the West Bank and Gaza,” he said.Nevertheless, he said the Hamas-backed government plays into Netanyahu’s hands, giving him and his hard-line coalition an excuse to argue that there is no peace partner on the Palestinian side — even at the expense of butting heads with world leaders.“His political interests are very clear: To survive as prime minister, to maintain the current government, the current coalition, and he doesn’t believe in any breakthroughs with the Palestinians,” Meital said.AFP contributed to this report.

LAND FOR PEACE (THE FUTURE 7 YEARS OF HELL ON EARTH)

JOEL 3:2
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people(ISRAEL) and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.(UPROOTED ISRAELIS AND DIVIDED JERUSALEM)(THIS BRINGS ON WW3 BECAUSE JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED,WARNING TO ARABS-MUSLIMS AND THE WORLD).

THE WEEK OF DANIEL 9:27 WE KNOW ITS 7 YRS

Heres the scripture 1 week = 7 yrs Genesis 29:27-29
27 Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.
28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week:(7 YEARS) and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.
29 And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

DANIEL 11:21-23
21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

JEREMIAH 6:14
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

JEREMIAH 8:11
11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

1 THESSALONIANS 5:3
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

ISAIAH 33:8
8  The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant,(7 YR TREATY) he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.(THE WORLD LEADER-WAR MONGER CALLS HIMSELF GOD)

JERUSALEM DIVIDED

GENESIS 25:20-26
20  And Isaac was forty years old (A BIBLE GENERATION NUMBER=1967 + 40=2007+) when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.
21  And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22  And the children (2 NATIONS IN HER-ISRAEL-ARABS) struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
23  And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels;(ISRAEL AND THE ARABS) and the one people shall be stronger than the other people;(ISRAEL STRONGER THAN ARABS) and the elder shall serve the younger.(LITERALLY ISRAEL THE YOUNGER RULES (ISSAC)(JACOB-LATER NAME CHANGED TO ISRAEL) OVER THE OLDER ARABS (ISHMAEL)(ESAU)
24  And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25  And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.(THE OLDER AN ARAB)
26  And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob:(THE YOUNGER-ISRAELI) and Isaac was threescore (60) years old when she bare them.(1967 + 60=2027)(COULD BE THE LAST GENERATION WHEN JERUSALEM IS DIVIDED AMOUNG THE 2 TWINS)(THE 2 TWINS WANT JERUSALEM-THE DIVISION OF JERUSALEM TODAY)(AND WHOS IN CONTROL OF JERUSALEM TODAY-THE YOUNGER ISSAC-JACOB-ISRAEL)(AND WHO WANTS JERUSALEM DIVIDED-THE OLDER,ESAU-ISHMAEL (THE ARABS)

ISAIAH 28:14-19 (THIS IS THE 7 YR TREATY COVENANT OF DANIEL 9:27)
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Report: Kerry headed to Jordan this week for Abbas meet-US secretary of state to discuss Palestinian unity government, negotiations with Israel-By Times of Israel staff June 1, 2014, 11:43 am 6

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet this week in Jordan with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a Jordanian newspaper report cited by Israeli media on Sunday.
According to Jordanian government sources, Kerry is to arrive in Amman on Wednesday to meet with Abbas and Jordanian officials, Jordanian paper Al-Arab Al-Yawm reported. The discussions will reportedly center on the recently announced Palestinian unity government and the suspended peace talks with Israel.It was not clear if Kerry would visit Israel during the visit, and the US State Department has not confirmed the trip.Gaza-based terror group Hamas and the Western-backed PLO, which is dominated by Abbas’s Fatah party, signed a surprise reconciliation agreement on April 23 to end years of bitter and sometime bloody rivalry. Under the terms of the deal, the two sides would work together to form an “independent government” of technocrats that would pave the way for long-delayed elections.Abbas said Saturday that the new government would be officially announced Monday in a Ramallah ceremony.Israel suspended peace talks with the Palestinians over the unity pact, saying it would not negotiate with a government supported by Hamas, which calls for Israel’s destruction. Israel has also reportedly said that it will suspend economic cooperation with the Palestinians over the pact, which could have grave financial ramifications for the PA.Also Sunday, Israeli government sources denied reports that new Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah was expected to travel to Washington for meetings with the Obama administration. According to the sources, Israel has been assured by Washington that no invitation has been extended to Hamdallah, contrary to Palestinian reports.The United States has said a unity government that includes Hamas, officially defined as a terror organization by the US State Department, would not help advance peace. Washington is still forming its policy toward the new political alignment.The recent failed round of Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations was heavily endorsed by Kerry, who made multiple visits to the region in an effort to bring the two sides to an agreement.AFP contributed to this report.

ISRAEL SATAN COMES AGAINST

1 CHRONICLES 21:1
1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

ISRAELS TROUBLE

JEREMIAH 30:7
7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble;(ISRAEL) but he shall be saved out of it.

ISAIAH 31:5
5 As birds flying,(PLANES) so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem;(WITH PLANES) defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.(NUKE OR BOMB ISRAELS ENEMIES)

DANIEL 12:1,4
1 And at that time shall Michael(ISRAELS WAR ANGEL) stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:(ISRAEL) and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation(May 14,48) even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro,(WORLD TRAVEL,IMMIGRATION) and knowledge shall be increased.(COMPUTERS,CHIP IMPLANTS ETC)

ISAIAH 14:12-15
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(SATAN HAS PROUD I PROBLEMS)
15  Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

LUKE 10:18
18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.(FOR WANTING TO BE GOD-SATAN HAD AND HAS EYE AM TROUBLES)

JOB 1:7
7  And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.(PROOF SATAN ON EARTH WALKING AND CAUSING CHAOS WITH THE 1/3RD FALLIN ANGELS WITH HIM FROM THE FALL-SATANS ARMY PUPPETS TO KILL ,STEAL,DESTROY)

Netanyahu: PA unity government will ‘strengthen terror’-Ahead of official declaration of new Fatah-Hamas leadership, PM calls on international community to boycott Palestinian Authority-By Marissa Newman and AP June 1, 2014, 12:22 pm 10-The Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday condemned the Fatah-Hamas unity government, the day before the slated announcement of its formation, and urged the international community not to recognize the new entity.“Hamas is a terror organization that calls for the destruction of Israel,” the prime minister said at the weekly cabinet meeting.“This [the unity government] will not strengthen peace; [rather] it will strengthen terror,” he said.Netanyahu appealed to “the responsible officials in the international community not to rush to recognize a Palestinian government that relies on Hamas.”Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday the formation of a new Palestinian government would be declared Monday, adding that Israel already warned him it would take punitive steps against the new alliance.Abbas said Saturday that he would respond to any Israeli punitive measures, such as withholding the monthly transfer of some $100 million in taxes and customs Israel collects on behalf of his Palestinian Authority. The funds are vital to keeping the self-rule government afloat.The long-running Hamas-Fatah rivalry escalated in 2007 when Hamas seized the Gaza Strip from the internationally backed Abbas in 2007. Hamas, which has carried out scores of bombing, shooting and rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, is considered a terror group by Israel and the West.After the April collapse of US-mediated Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the Palestinian rivals revived reconciliation efforts. Negotiators met repeatedly to agree on a government of technocrats backed by both sides that is to prepare for general elections in 2015. In recent days, there were last-minute disagreements.“The announcement of the government will be on Monday,” Abbas said during a meeting with several dozen pro-Palestinian activists from France. “The Israelis informed us today that they are going to boycott us immediately after we form the government.”“They are going to withhold our money,” he said, referring to the monthly transfers. “This is our money, not aid from Israel, and we will not stay silent. They want to punish us because we have an agreement with Hamas, which is part of our people.”In recent days, there were last-minute disagreements over the cabinet lineup, but Abbas suggested Saturday that the issues were resolved.Abbas said that “we are going to react to any Israeli action.” He did not elaborate. However, Abbas and his aides have said in the past that they might step up efforts to gain further international recognition of a state of Palestine. The United Nations General Assembly recognized such a state as a non-member observer in 2012.Palestinian officials have said a state of Palestine is eligible for membership in 63 international organizations, treaties and conventions. Last month, Abbas signed membership requests for 15 conventions, and his aides have said the Palestinians planned to sign up for more in several stages.Earlier Saturday, Hamas said it will not agree to the continuation of Palestinian security cooperation with Israel once it teams up with Abbas.A senior Israeli government official said the formation of a unity government “is a great leap backward,” but declined to say whether Israel would take punitive action.Abbas had been scheduled to announce the formation of the government on Thursday, but was forced to delay it after Hamas reportedly rejected his preferred appointment for foreign minister.“The government is ready, but there is only one problem, and that is that Fatah and Hamas reject Riyad al-Maliki as foreign minister, something Abbas is insisting on,” a Palestinian official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.A source close to Hamas said the Islamist movement wanted the post to be held by Ziyad Abu Amer, one of two deputy premiers currently serving under Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.Hamas and the Western-backed PLO, which is dominated by Abbas’s Fatah party, signed a surprise reconciliation agreement on April 23 to end years of bitter and sometime bloody rivalry.The agreement gave them five weeks to set up a unity government which was to have been announced by May 28.

In Brussels, the first of the Syrian jihadis comes home to roost-If initial reports regarding Mehdi Nemmouche’s Syrian indoctrination are correct, then the Jewish Museum murders are ‘a sign of the future,’ Israeli expert says-By Mitch Ginsburg June 1, 2014, 7:07 pm 7-The Times of Israel

The Friday arrest of Mehdi Nemmouche, who allegedly murdered three people and left another brain-dead at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, marks the first time that a veteran of the Syrian jihad has come back to a Western country and put that struggle’s extremist ideology into action. But according to a former Israeli intelligence officer who has written extensively about the ripple effects of the jihad-influenced war in Syria, it will not be the last.“Assuming that the initial reports are correct, this is not a surprise, said Col. (res) Reuven Erlich, the director of the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terror Information Center. “I see this as a sign of the future. It is a phenomenon that will endure and increase.”Nemmouche, suspected of killing two Israelis and one Frenchwoman at the museum and mortally wounding a museum worker who is still hospitalized, was arrested Friday by French customs officials as he alighted from a bus that had traveled from Brussels to Marseille via Amsterdam. He was caught with a Kalashnikov assault rifle similar to the one used in the murder in Brussels and with a GoPro video camera like the one carried by the shooter.Officials in the US, Europe and elsewhere have raised alarm bells of the possible risks posed by returning fighters, bolstering law enforcement efforts to crack down on possible jihadis.Earlier this year, Erlich released a report warning that “the returning foreign fighters are a ticking time bomb, which can only be defused by international cooperation and joint systems to neutralize their terrorist-subversive potential.”Belgian Interior Minister Joëlle Milquet was cited in the report as convening a December 2013 meeting of foreign ministers from Britain, France, Holland, Sweden, Spain, Australia, Canada and the United States in order to discuss “their influence on their countries of origin upon return.”

Erlich and the other researchers at the center, all veterans of the intelligence community in Israel, estimated that there were up to 2,100 Western fighters waging war in Syria, with Britain, France, and Belgium each providing hundreds of Islamist fighters. “The foreign fighters in the ranks of the Al-Nusra Front and Islamic State [of Iraq and Greater Syria] are a potential threat to international security,” the report stated. Some will return home and “continue their terrorist and subversive activities” on their own initiative; some “may be handled by al-Qaeda… exploiting the personal relationships formed in Syria”; and some, like the veterans of Afghanistan, may sow terror internationally, traveling with a Western passport, which raises fewer red flags.Erlich said in a phone interview that while the 5,000 fighters from Arab countries make up the heart of the al-Qaeda-affiliated groups in Syria, the Western-based fighters, often second- and third-generation immigrants from Muslim lands, are quickly integrated into the fighting in the brutal civil war, with many spending less than a month in training and then roughly half a year in combat before circling back to their homes.The European fighters return home inundated with Islamist ideology, intimately familiar with death and the weapons of war, and, he said, a ready-made potential network built around other returned fighters from the same European country.Nemmouche, 29, is from Roubaix, the city in northern France where the al-Qaeda-influenced Gang de Roubaix was formed in the mid-nineties, noted IDC Herzliya senior researcher Ely Karmon. That terror group was formed around a French convert to Islam, Christophe Caze, a medical student, who traveled to Bosnia, became radicalized, and returned to France with the intent of committing murder.In the immediate aftermath of the May 24 attack in Brussels, Karmon told The Times of Israel that he tended to doubt that Hezbollah was involved because Iran was unlikely to authorize a terror attack in Europe with the P5+1 nuclear talks moving into high gear, and because Hezbollah, were it to be implicated in such a high-profile strike, ran the risk of having not just its military wing outlawed in Europe – as happened in the aftermath of the 2012 attack in Burgas – but the entire organization.“There are in Belgium, and in France, which is just three hours away, enough Salafist elements,” he said at the time.Unwilling, however, to completely rule out Hezbollah involvement, he said Sunday that “the fact that the arrested guy was fighting in Syria in 2013 could lead to the possibility that he was recruited under a fake flag by Hezbollah,” much as was the case in a 2011 operation in which Hezbollah allegedly tried to subcontract the murder of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the US to a Mexican drug cartel.

EU DICTATOR (WORLD LEADER)

1 THESSALONIANS 5:3-7
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

2 THESSALONIANS 2:3-4
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed,(EU WORLD DICTATOR)the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

REVELATION 17:12-13
12 And the ten horns (NATIONS) which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.(SOCIALISM)
13 These have one mind,(SOCIALISM) and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

REVELATION 6:1-2
1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2 And I saw, and behold a white horse:(PEACE) and he that sat on him had a bow;(EU DICTATOR) and a crown was given unto him:(PRESIDENT OF THE EU) and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.(MILITARY GENIUS)

2 THESSALONIANS 2:9-12
9 Even him,(EU WORLD DICTATOR) whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,(THE FALSE RESURRECTION BY THE WORLD DICTATOR) that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

REVELATION 13:1-10
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.(THE EU AND ITS DICTATOR IS GODLESS)
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.(DICTATOR COMES FROM NEW AGE OR OCCULT)
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death;(MURDERERD) and his deadly wound was healed:(COMES BACK TO LIFE) and all the world wondered after the beast.(THE WORLD THINKS ITS GOD IN THE FLESH, MESSIAH TO ISRAEL)
4 And they worshipped the dragon (SATAN) which gave power unto the beast:(JEWISH EU DICTATOR) and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?(FALSE RESURRECTION,SATAN BRINGS HIM TO LIFE)
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.(GIVEN WORLD CONTROL FOR 3 1/2YRS)
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God,(HES A GOD HATER) to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.(HES A LIBERAL OR DEMOCRAT,WILL PUT ANYTHING ABOUT GOD DOWN)
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints,(BEHEAD THEM) and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.(WORLD DOMINATION)
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.(WORLD DICTATOR)
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.(SAVED CHRISTIANS AND JEWS DIE FOR THEIR FAITH AT THIS TIME,NOW WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE BUT DURING THE 7 YEARS OF HELL ON EARTH, PEOPLE WILL BE PUT TO DEATH (BEHEADINGS) FOR THEIR BELIEF IN GOD (JESUS) OR THE BIBLE.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come (ROMANS IN AD 70) shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMANS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he( EU ROMAN, JEWISH DICTATOR) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:( 7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,( 3 1/2 YRS) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.James Paul Warburg appearing before the Senate on 7th February 1950

Like a famous WWII Belgian General,Paul Henry Spock said in 1957:We need no commission, we have already too many. What we need is a man who is great enough to be able to keep all the people in subjection to himself and to lift us out of the economic bog into which we threaten to sink. Send us such a man. Be he a god or a devil, we will accept him.And today, sadly, the world is indeed ready for such a man.

A president for a more cultured Israel-If elected next week, Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman says he’d push for an educational and behavioral revolution, to mold a finer, fairer, calmer nation. This might be just what Israel needs, but it’s unlikely we’re going to get it-By David Horovitz June 1, 2014, 4:23 pm 4-The Times of Israel

Professor Dan Shechtman won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2011 for seeing something that everybody told him wasn’t there: crystals with a five-sided shape – “material with pentagonal symmetry.” He stood by his scientific conviction for 30 years, unwavering, before he was vindicated. He knew he was right and nobody was going to dissuade him.Shechtman is one of only two “outsider” candidates (with ex-Supreme Court judge Dalia Dorner) running for election next week to be Israel’s tenth president. In an interview in the small office made available to him as he campaigns among the electorate — the 120 members of parliament — he speaks of what he’ll do when he wins the race to succeed Shimon Peres, not if. He says firmly that he is the most worthy of the candidates, the one who would do the job best. Given his track record of persistence and vindication, of identifying what others fail to recognize, you might think it would be foolish to doubt him.Except that the presidency is not a Nobel-style meritocracy, selected by scientific process, where the most deserving will ultimately prevail. By its very nature, the battle for Beit Hanassi (the President’s Residence) is a sordid, secretive war. The man (or just possibly woman, in this case) who gets to host princes and popes, to pardon prisoners, to comfort the bereaved and try to unify the nation must first have unified a majority of this divided nation’s diverse, scheming, self-interested arliamentarians.The pre-election indications are that Shechtman has been unable to do any such thing. Opinion polls among the public — irrelevant surveys, given that the people of Israel whom the president serves for seven years have no say in the choice — consistently place Shechtman second only to (Likud) frontrunner Reuven Rivlin. But there has been no major outpouring of public enthusiasm, no mass demand for president Shechtman, no profound sense that this erudite, well-intentioned (if distinctly elevated and self-regarding) science master has connected.Inside the Knesset, it was a protracted, undignified, even humiliating struggle for him simply to obtain the 10 MKs’ signatures necessary to formally submit his candidacy. This is an affront that plainly rankles; Shechtman mentions the minor unfairness that requires a non-serving MK to gather 10 signatures while a serving legislator, who can nominate himself, requires only another nine. Every last endorsement, it would appear, was a trial. (In fact only three of his five rivals are sitting MKs — Rivlin; Labor’s Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and Hatnua’s Meir Sheetrit. The two women in the race — ex-MK Dalia Itzik (Labor/Kadima) and former Supreme Court justice Dorner — also had to muster 10 signatures.)

Moreover, even though Benjamin Netanyahu was desperate to thwart a Rivlin presidency — to the extraordinary extent of first seeking to abolish the entire office, and then risibly wooing the ineligible Elie Wiesel (who is not an Israeli citizen) — the prime minister emphatically did not alight on Shechtman as his salvation. On declaring his plans to run, the professor wrote a letter to Netanyahu saying he would like to work with him and would not wish to be a confrontational president; the Nobel laureate did not even receive the courtesy of a reply.In this interview, conducted in that small, temporary Knesset office, the outsider candidate explains why, in their secret ballot on June 10, MKs should put aside their narrow interests and recognize him as the contender Israelis could feel most proud of, the nominee who could best represent Israelis at home and abroad, the applicant with the clearest vision. He is cogent and passionate, notably on the imperative for an Israeli educational and behavioral revolution, to create a citizenry more learned, cultured and decent. (He frames some of these arguments in terms that strain the limits of political correctness, but then he’s not a politician.) He sets out admirable formulae for avoiding a partisan presidency. He highlights his unblemished personal life, sadly relevant given the failings of others in this regard. Facing a different jury — the familiar scientific evaluation — he’d have a compelling case. But with politicians…?
Shechtman starts our interview before I’ve asked him a question. I mention that a friend of a friend has been volunteering in his campaign, and he responds by noting that “I have a team of assistants, they are all volunteers. Out of principle, I am not spending money on this election – not a penny. I haven’t hired PR people.” The conversation then unfolds as follows:

The Times of Israel: And the other candidates are spending money?

Dan Shechtman: They hire PR people. I don’t. Just today, the spouses of the candidates, or their representatives, appeared on Channel 10. So they invited my eldest daughter, and she appeared there. Dalia Itzik sent an acquaintance of hers, who is a doctor, and someone else’s acquaintance was there as well. It’s strange.I’m proud of my family, very proud – I have ten grandchildren, four children, and one wife. Every one of them who is old enough can represent me. I have a granddaughter who is now in the army, she is 18 years old, who is very happy to represent me in every forum…

Let me ask you why and when you decided that it would be a good idea to run for this position?
The truth is that it didn’t come from me. When I heard about [the idea], I said oh, well, I’m not getting into it, my life is so good and my international reputation is so strong. Wherever I go in the world, I’m treated like royalty. If I accepted all the invitations, I would have to cram three years into every year. So what do I need this for? Then, people – acquaintances and friends – contacted me, and eventually I started to think that perhaps I could promote my ideas if I became president. After all, it’s easier to do so from that position than from the Technion. Eventually, I was contacted by a friend from my youth, who went to high school with me. His name is Moti Shmueli, and he used to be the CEO of Elta. He is also a Technion graduate, and we have the same background. He said, “I’m with you, I’ll help you.”Then I made up my mind, and I did two things: first of all, we called [journalist] Ayala Hasson and told her: “We want to make the announcement through you, on Channel 1 on television, because it’s the public channel.” Viewership was not a consideration – it doesn’t have a high viewership, but it’s the public channel. And I personally appreciate Ayala Hasson very much.That was the first thing. And I wrote a letter to the prime minister saying that I would like to work with him and that I wouldn’t be a confrontational president. But I never received a response to that letter, and the truth is that I never met with Netanyahu to talk seriously [about this], although I requested such a meeting several times.Ayala Hasson announced what she announced, and I, of course, appeared… That was how it all began.Now, why do I need all this? I really am sacrificing a lot for this position. Because [before I put my name down for it,] my life was so good that it’s hard to describe. But thinking strategically about where we would like to see ourselves 20-30 years from now, there are things that I believe have to be done right in this country.When my grandchildren are older and my great-grandchildren start growing up, first of all, I want them to be in Israel. I don’t want them to leave the country because they have no choice. In a minute, I’ll show you something that somebody wrote to me. I don’t want that to happen. That’s why they need to have a good future in Israel, to find life in Israel agreeable.(Shechtman later shows me a signed email from a father, who has heard him on the radio talking about ensuring an Israel our children will want to live in. The correspondent says he is writing “with tears in my eyes” since he and his two children are leaving the country next month, apparently because of economic hardship. “The Israel that I love and in whose army I served has forced me out,” he writes.)‘Our youth don’t know how to behave. In extreme cases, they are violent to the point of murder. And in the mild cases, they are simply rude – not because it is in their nature, but because they don’t know how cultured people behave’So what do we have to do so that people find it pleasant to live in Israel? There are a few things, and the State of Israel today doesn’t do enough in these areas. From the position of president, I could address these issues in a very practical way, through dialogue with ministers, MKs, and the general public.We have to ensure that it is pleasant to live here both in the social sense and the economic sense. In the social sense, we need to improve the education system. The Education Ministry doesn’t have a curriculum for education. It has curriculums for every subject – history, geography, Hebrew, bible, math. But there is no curriculum for education. So we are not educating the youth in a systematic way, and the result is that our youth don’t know how to behave. In extreme cases, they are violent to the point of murder. And in the mild cases, they are simply rude – not because it is in their nature, but because they don’t know how cultured people behave. They have to be taught how cultured people behave, starting from kindergarten.“You can’t steal your friend’s toy, you can’t do that.” [You have] to explain to them, slowly and good-naturedly, “Look, he’s your friend, isn’t he? Come, split [the toys equally] between you; he can have one toy and you can have another one. Or you can share, play with one toy together.”Start from kindergarten, then continue through elementary school, then high school, then the army. Don’t stop educating, even in the army. An education officer needs to educate. How can you turn a man into a mensch, a cultured person? Education.

And [we need] to mold people who will be social leaders, individuals who won’t allow injustice to take place. Individuals who will stop bullies in their tracks when they see them hitting other children. [To say,] “Your behavior is socially unacceptable, we don’t view it favorably. You can’t behave this way.” Not to respond with violence, but…By the way, my wife, who is a professor at the University of Haifa, is an international expert on various subjects related to education, such as the prevention of violence in schools. She really is a global expert. So that’s it — education, knowledge.Now, the second thing. Look, we have excellent universities here in Israel. But for a long time now, they haven’t been allowed to develop. Let me give you an example: Dozens of new faculty members are hired by the Technion each year. Natural attrition. The old ones leave, and the younger ones take their place. The cost of each new faculty member is close to $800,000. In other words, each year, the Technion spends $24 million just on new faculty members, of which the government contributes $4 million. It barely helps us! What’s $4 million out of $24 million? To cover the rest, we have to find donations. We rush around the world — the president of the Technion rushes around the world — to solicit donations that will enable him to hire faculty members who, at the end of the day, are about to serve the State of Israel! I would expect the Israeli government to support [the universities] in a much more substantial way. Now, you have to explain these things. I, as president, would be able to explain it very well, both to the government and the Finance Ministry: Overall, we need to make people aspire to pursue, to march, to be led towards higher education.Now, there has been a significant decrease in the past year in the number of kids choosing to take the [most challenging] five-point matriculation (bagrut) exam in math. There was a discussion in the Knesset about it a few days ago. It’s a 30 percent decrease… a veritable collapse. Those who don’t learn math at the five-point level have no chance of acquiring a high-income technological profession. They won’t be able to become IT professionals, engineers, scientists, doctors.We need to ensure that talented students take the five-point matriculation exams in math, chemistry, physics, and English. English, as you know, is very important for interacting with the world. We have to make sure that these things happen.Next, I would like to tell you that it is the man who makes the position. Me as president would not be like anybody else as president. Everyone does the job differently. I think we have an excellent president, Shimon Peres, who has an outstanding international reputation. He’s well-known around the world, he’s well-respected around the world, and he radiates positively on Israel.I’m not Peres. I have a completely different agenda. However, I think I’m worthy of stepping into his big shoes, certainly when it comes to representing Israel abroad. I’ve been doing that for many years. In the last two and a half years, I’ve been doing it on a massive scale. I deliver 100 major lectures a year all over the world, all by invitation, with the organizers paying all my expenses. I’m very well-liked by Israeli embassies abroad. Sometimes, when I travel to a country and the [Israeli] ambassador knows that a function is to be held that evening, he will invite me, ask me to deliver an address and direct me to the podium to speak to the attendees. And I come.In the last two and a half years I have met ten heads of state. Some of them I only met ceremonially, but with others I sat and spoke for a long time about various political issues or matters that they were interested in. Such was the case with the presidents of Croatia, Slovenia, Ecuador, and a host of other presidents. There were others like Obama that I met with only ceremonially, shook hands with. But with most of them I had conversations. The president of Kosovo, which Israel doesn’t recognize – you know, the Serbians are invaders, and Israel won’t recognize it. But she’s a nice woman overall…‘Everyone wants to be able to make ends meet with the salary they earn, and even to have something left over at the end of the year for travel – maybe to Italy’I think I can have an impact. Look, I place my reputation and international prestige in the service of the State of Israel.So that’s it, that’s what drives me: I want my children and grandchildren and my great-grandchildren to want to live here, in this country. I want living here to be pleasant for them, and I believe I have the ability to bring about change in a number of very important and vital areas. I will be a proactive president, but not a confrontational one. I want to work with the government. If there is any way I can assist the government on the policy issue of the peace talks, I will happily make myself available in order to move this very important matter forward.

But not to lead the peacemaking process?

Of course not! That is the prime minister’s job. I’m not going to lead any diplomatic process. I’ll gladly help, but I don’t intend to lead it, and I won’t put my own agenda at the top of the [state's] priority list. I believe it’s not right for a president to do that. But on domestic, internal Israeli issues – look, I’m looking for the common denominator. What is the common denominator? Everyone wants better education for their kids. Everyone wants a higher salary. Everyone wants to be able to make ends meet with the salary they earn, and even to have something left over at the end of the year for travel – maybe to Italy.Turning to religion, a very sensitive subject both domestically and between Israeli and Diaspora Jewry. Do you have any expertise in this subject? Look, I believe that every Jew can define himself as he sees fit. I don’t think an ultra-Orthodox Jew is any better than a Conservative Jew, or a Reform Jew, or a totally secular Jew. If someone defines himself as Jewish, whether or not he is Israeli, and ensures that the next generation is Jewish, that’s exactly what we need.But that’s not how it works in the State of Israel (where there is an Orthodox monopoly on life-cycle events). So that’s a political statement of sorts.I don’t think so. It’s a social rather than a political observation. Look, you can make any topic political. Once it’s discussed in the public sphere, it becomes political. Well, I’ll do my utmost to avoid controversy. I’m looking for what unifies the people. I want it that when people turn on the TV and see me appear as president of the country, they’ll say, “How wonderful That’s us. There we are.”‘Wasn’t Katzir better than Katsav?’I want our children to be better educated, more knowledgeable, more moderate, calmer, more sociable.You are an out-of-house candidate. People might say, we already had a president who wasn’t a political veteran and that didn’t turn out too well, and that you have to have extensive political experience to make that transition…Of course that’s been said to me. Look at [first-time MKs, ministers and party leaders] Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid. What political experience did they have [before they got elected]? But they’re not running for the presidency.Look, there are people whose characteristics make them very well suited to the presidency, even if they don’t have experience. There are people who were elected president and their personal attributes were unsuitable to begin with, even though they might have had ample political experience. Is that what matters most? What does it have to do with anything? Wasn’t (fourth president, biophysicist Ephraim) Katzir better than (eighth president Moshe) Katsav (currently in jail for rape)? It’s just inconsequential nonsense. Ultimately you need a person with vision, which I am, with a clear idea of where we want to go, with enough cultured behavior running through his veins.‘I speak with the people of Israel more than all the MKs. I take the train, you know? I sit and talk to people’I don’t need to learn these things, I don’t need to learn how to talk to people. I talk to people from all over the world and to everyone in Israel. I speak with the people of Israel more than all the MKs. I take the train, you know? I sit and talk to people. I don’t have my own driver, and I take my own car very rarely. I like riding the train, I like meeting the people. I purchase a ticket for a reserved seat, and we sit quietly and talk. I am given a random ticket, without knowing who I’ll be sitting next to. So I sit and talk to them. By the way, the public’s warmth towards me is fantastic.So you decided to run. It wasn’t easy to get the endorsements…“It wasn’t easy” is an understatement. It was difficult to get the signatures. Not just for me, but for most of the other candidates, except for Rivlin and Fuad (Ben-Eliezer) and perhaps Sheetrit, who was immediately backed by [party leader] Tzipi Livni.By the way, an MK only needs nine endorsements (because he can endorse his own candidacy).Yes, it was slightly harder for you. How did that feel — a serious candidate, with a global reputation, liked by the public, and you had so much trouble getting the 10 endorsements? Those who make a statement by openly endorsing me have different considerations than those who vote behind a screen. Every man has to face his conscience.

So you don’t see it as an indication of things to come on June 10?

Of sparse support? Absolutely not. Before you came in, a very respected MK was sitting where you are now. And we had a very serious and meaningful conversation. I don’t know if he will support me or not, but at least… Look, several MKs came up to me, some of the leading MKs in this house, and said to me, “Now that you have the 10 signatures, let’s talk.”Previously, they didn’t know what would happen. “What if we support you and you are booted out of the race? Everyone will mock us.” Now they say, “Now that you have ten signatures, let’s talk.” And they do it with big smiles.You speak as if you know you are going to become president.Yes, exactly.Based on what? Based on broad support from MKs behind the screen (of the voting booth). And indications I have received that this is what will happen.‘I certainly don’t think there is someone who can better represent the State of Israel in front of the spearheads of the delegitimization campaign against Israel, which originates in the universities’You mean that in two weeks I will say ‘oh, he was right’? I hope so! I’m not given to fantasizing, I calculate. I hope that it will happen. It should happen. If I fail big-time, I’ll be very surprised.

How would you define failure?

If I don’t reach the second-round run-off (between the two leading candidates, if nobody gets over 50% in the first round). I hope that won’t happen.Do you believe you are more worthy than the other candidates? Yes. I respect them all, I’m not belittling their capabilities. When I meet them in the Knesset, we sit together quite amicably. We also knew each other before [the presidential race] – it’s not that we just met yesterday morning. More than that, I’m genuinely fond of some of the candidates. But I don’t think there is anyone among them of whom the citizens of Israel could be more proud, in terms of their activities within Israel, than myself. I don’t think any of them are more active than I am. And I certainly don’t think there is someone who can better represent the State of Israel in front of the spearheads of the delegitimization campaign against Israel, which originates in the universities.I appear at those universities and I tell those people, “What you are doing is wrong. You are saying things that are just not true. Israel is a functioning democracy. There’s no such thing as apartheid. I don’t even know what this combination of letters means. Of course not! The only place in the Middle East where Arabs enjoy full equality and democracy is the State of Israel.”The demonization grew out of the Palestinian aspect….I get asked two kinds of questions: about the Arab Israelis, and about the Palestinians. Not everybody knows the difference …About Arab Israelis, let me tell you an anecdote. I was in Lund, a city in southern Sweden. I delivered a lecture there. I delivered lectures in every university in Sweden … In Lund, there was a great crowd, a full house, with people standing wherever there was room just to hear me speak. One said, “What’s going on with your Arabs there? What’s happening?” And I said, “Thank you very much for asking me. Now tell me, do you have minorities in Sweden?” They said, “Yes, a Finnish minority.” I said, “How big.” They said, “About 10 percent.” I said, “Is Finnish an official language in Sweden?” They said, “Of course not.” I said, “We have a 20 percent Arab minority, and Arabic is an official language, even though all the Israeli Arabs speak Hebrew.” I said, Do you have affirmative action programs for your minorities in education, for advancement of women’s rights?” They said, “No.” I said, “We do. And we ensure full equality… An Arab judge, Salim Jubran, put the president of the State of Israel [Katsav] in prison,” I said to them.As for the Palestinians, I tell them, “Look. The matter is being handled by the Israeli government. I don’t delve into matters of war and peace. That is the government’s role, and I will support my government.”The prime minister didn’t even bother to respond to your letter…Well, he must have been busy… I’ll have to meet and speak with him, which I will happily do. We know each other, we aren’t strangers. He knows me well, I know him well.Good relations? Absolutely. We have mutual respect for one another.