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.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

BALFOUR 100 TIME.

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

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,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
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)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

EZEKIEL 20:47
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

MALACHI 4:1
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

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

Sharansky warns of new flare-up in Israel-Diaspora crisis-In the Knesset, Jewish Agency leader tells lawmakers that two months from now, 'ceasefire' will expire if the government fails to act-By Raphael Ahren-31 October 2017, 5:55 pm

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky warned Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday that another major flare-up between Israel and Diaspora Jewry is brewing on the horizon, and will hit if the government fails to take action on the Western Wall and conversion.“I have to warn you that the crisis continues. And in two months we might have a new crisis,” Sharansky said at the beginning of a special session of the Knesset’s Caucus for Strengthening the Jewish People.Addressing a room packed with Jewish leaders from across the word and Israeli MKs from various political parties, Sharansky thanked the government for its willingness to discuss the matters, but lamented that no progress has been made since June, when the cabinet surprisingly canceled an agreement it had reached with non-Orthodox streams and Jewish organizations.“We agreed to a six-month ceasefire, in which there would be no moves in the Knesset and no moves in the Supreme Court,” he said. “But four months have passed and nothing happened. If in two months I will be asked again to organize a ceasefire, I won’t be able to.”Sharansky went on to urge the gathered legislators to “take very seriously” the controversy over pluralistic prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem and proposed legislation on conversion to Judaism. “This is not about coalition or opposition. It’s about acting on behalf of the unity of the Jewish people.”In June, the cabinet suspended the January 2016 agreement, reached after four years of negotiations, that promised significant upgrades to the pluralistic prayer platform at the Western Wall. It also froze a decision to advance a controversial bill that would deny state recognition to conversions conducted in Israel by rabbis — including Orthodox rabbis — not approved for the task by the state rabbinate.After vociferous and across-the-board protests from the Jewish world, Prime Minister Netanyahu appointed Moshe Nissim, 82, a former justice and finance minister to find a solution to the conversion controversy. He also tapped Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi to sort out a compromise at the Western Wall.On Tuesday, Hanegbi told the delegates of the Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors that Israel plans to go ahead and renovate the pluralistic prayer platform at the Wall. But Hanegbi made plain the government will not fully implement the January 2016 deal, which provided for joint oversight — including representatives of non-Orthodox streams of Judaism — of a permanent pavilion. Most notably, he insisted that Israel will not build a common entrance to all three prayer areas — the Orthodox men’s and women’s section and the so-called “Ezrat Yisrael” plaza, where men and women can worship together.During Tuesday’s hour-and-a-half-long session in the Knesset, countless lawmakers — from the opposition and the coalition — took the mic to express their appreciation for Diaspora Jewry and their concern over the current crisis, but did not offer any concrete proposals to solve it.“I want to tell you that the relation [between Israel and] American Jewry is very, very important to us. It’s true that it doesn’t always look that way. But it’s very important,” said coalition chairman David Bitan (Likud), who also co-chairs the Caucus for Strengthening the Jewish People.“We’re aware of your needs and the influence you have in America and in Israel, but we also have internal problems,” he added, likely alluding to constraints stemming from his party’s ultra-Orthodox coalition partners. “So we always try to navigate between all different existing problems. But things will eventually find a solution and they will work. Like everything in Israel, things take time,” he said.Deputy Minister for Diplomacy Michael Oren (Kulanu) was one of few coalition members to explicitly call on the government to implement the original Western Wall agreement. In the interim, however, he recommended insisting on improvements to the physical appearance of the pluralistic platform.MK Yehudah Glick (Likud) went even further, accusing the government of betraying Diaspora Jewry.“In basic human relationships, a deal is a deal. We can’t break a deal. Here I believe the Israeli government has turned its back [on Diaspora Jewry], and the responsibility to solve this issue is on the Israeli government,” the US-born freshman lawmaker said, lest parts of the Jewish people become alienated from the Jewish state.Wrapping up the session, Jewish Agency boss Sharansky once again reminded the Israeli politicians that time is running low for a solution, as in just a few weeks the “ceasefire” agreed upon in June will expire.“We deeply appreciate the strong sentiments expressed by all of the Knesset members who spoke on the importance of resolving the issues before us,” David Breakstone, the Jewish Agency’s number two, told The Times of Israel after the debate. “What is important for us to hear now is what practical steps are being made in order to advance these issues.”

Ahead of Balfour 100, UK enshrines Churchill’s headstrong case for Israel-A new permanent exhibition highlights the great British prime minister's unflinching support for the Jewish state -- even under great pressure from his government-By Robert Philpot-NOV 1,17

LONDON — Deep beneath the main London road of Whitehall lie the cabinet war rooms. From this bunker, surrounded by a military and civilian staff who rarely saw daylight for the five years of World War II, Winston Churchill commanded Britain’s war effort.Now a museum to the country’s wartime savior, this month saw the opening of a new permanent exhibition on Churchill’s relationship with the Middle East.Supported by the Balfour 100 committee, it offers a timely — if at times incomplete — account of the key role played by Churchill in honoring the pledges made by Britain in 1917 to help establish a Jewish national home in Palestine.A copy of Chaim Weizmann’s 1918 pamphlet “What Is Zionism?” illustrates the decades-long relationship between Churchill and Israel’s first president. The display correctly notes that Churchill was an avowed Zionist, but its suggestion that, due to “wider political concerns,” he was inconsistent in his support is somewhat misleading.Critically, the exhibit fails to capture the origins of Churchill’s Zionism. As Britain’s current Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wrote in his 2014 biography of the erstwhile leader, Churchill “admired the Jewish characteristics that he shared in abundance — energy, self-reliance, hard work, family life.”Churchill’s philo-Semitism had deep historical and philosophical roots.“The thought, the inspiration and the culture of the Jews,” he wrote in 1950, “has been one of the vital dominants in the world history. There are none of the arts or sciences which have not been enriched by Jewish achievements.”This was indeed a constant theme. “No two cities have counted more with mankind than Athens and Jerusalem. Their messages in religion, philosophy, and art have been the main guiding lights of modern faith and culture,” Churchill argued in his memoirs.In the early years of his political career, Churchill formed a strong bond with British Jews; his constituency of Manchester North-West was estimated to have an electorate that was one-third Jewish.In parliament, he fought legislation designed to curtail Jewish immigration to Britain and, appalled by pogroms in Tsarist Russia, became a believer in the Zionist cause. At a rally in Manchester against the massacres that they were both addressing, Churchill met Weizmann for the first time. Shortly after, he wrote in a letter: “I recognize the supreme attraction to a scattered and persecuted people of a safe and settled home under the flag of tolerance and freedom.”Despite strong support from Jewish voters, Churchill lost his Manchester seat in 1908 and was then re-elected to a constituency in Scotland. But the absence of Jewish constituents did not alter his sympathies. As Martin Gilbert suggested in his book “Churchill and the Jews,” Churchill “held in high regard both the Jewish religious ethic and the Zionist ideal.”Thus although Churchill was not involved in the discussions which led to the Balfour Declaration, he was nonetheless an enthusiastic supporter.Writing in 1920 of Zionism as an “inspiring movement” — Churchill’s son would later recall his father describing Weizmann as “just like an Old Testament prophet” — he argued: “If, as may well happen, there should be created in our own lifetime by the banks of the Jordan a Jewish State under the protection of the British Crown which might compromise three or four millions of Jews, an event will have occurred in the history of the world which would from every point of view be beneficial.”As the exhibition rightly notes, as Colonial Secretary in the early 1920s, Churchill would “play a key role in translating [the Balfour Declaration] into policy.”Any inconsistency in his approach thus stemmed from the dilemma British governments would wrestle with throughout the time of the Mandate: how to square the circle of the promises Balfour had made both to establish in Palestine “a national home for the Jewish people” while also maintaining the “civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities.”But, both in and out of government, Churchill did more than many British politicians to fulfill those twin goals.How to square the Jewish-Palestinian circle-The challenge Churchill faced is illustrated by a copy of the map he ordered of the territory which, in the wake of World War I, Britain now administered.On a memo accompanying it, a civil servant has scrawled a warning to the new Colonial Secretary: the marked boundaries were “very approximate … disputed … a guess.”Map in hand, Churchill departed for the Middle East in March 1921. At a conference in Cairo he laid the foundations for the Jewish national home by separating Transjordan from Palestine. His decision disappointed Weizmann, but was later seen as crucial. As James de Rothschild wrote to Churchill in 1955, “without this much-opposed prophetic foresight there could not have been an Israel today.”In Jerusalem, Churchill bluntly refused Arab demands that Britain halt Jewish immigration and abandon its commitment to a Jewish national home.“It is not in my power to do so,” he replied, “nor, if it were in my power, would it be my wish.” He went on to tell the delegation that the pledge was “manifestly right.”Meeting with a Jewish delegation in Jerusalem he urged: “You must provide me with the means … of answering all adverse criticism. I wish to be able to say that a great event is taking place here … without injury or injustice to anyone.”At a tree-planting ceremony on the site of the future Hebrew University at Mount Scopus, Churchill declared: “Personally, my heart is full of sympathy for Zionism.”The establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine would be “a blessing to the whole world, a blessing to the Jewish race scattered all over the world, and a blessing to Great Britain.”But, he reminded his audience, Britain’s promise had been “a double one. On the one hand we promised to give our help to Zionism, and on the other, we assured the non-Jewish inhabitants that they should not suffer in consequence. Every step you take should be for the moral and material benefit of the Palestinians.”Churchill was convinced that it could be. Back in London, he reported to Parliament on his visit to one of the “Jewish colonies” at Rishon LeZion where “from the most inhospitable soil, surrounded on every side by barrenness and the most miserable form of cultivation, I was driven into a fertile and thriving country estate where the scanty soil gave place to good crops and cultivation, and then vineyards and finally to the most beautiful, luxurious orange groves, all created in 20 or 30 years by the exertions of the Jewish community who live there.”Jewish immigration would be “carefully watched and controlled,” Churchill argued, on the basis of “expanding wealth and development of the resources of the country,” but he was nonetheless adamant in his conclusions that it would be beneficial to all.“I defy anybody, after seeing work of this kind, achieved by so much labor, effort and skill, to say that the British Government, having taken up the position it has, could cast it all aside and leave it to be rudely and brutally overturned by the incursion of a fanatical attack by the Arab population from outside,” he said.Lobbied again in London by Palestinian Arabs two months later to end all Jewish immigration, Churchill was dismissive. The Jews, he told his visitors, “were in Palestine many hundreds of years ago. They have always tried to be there. They have done a great deal for the country. They have started many thriving colonies and many of them wish to go and live there. It is to them a sacred place.”Nor was Churchill blind to the potential consequences of Britain’s actions, telling the Canadian Prime Minister in 1921 that, if “after many years,” the Jews “become a majority in the country, they naturally would take over.”Churchill to Weizmann: ‘Better days will surely come’-Cast into the political wilderness in the 1930s, Churchill nonetheless maintained his Zionist sympathies, as illustrated by a copy of a letter he received from Frederick Peel in July 1936 as the Arab revolt gathered steam.Peel, a British army officer who commanded the Arab Legion (Transjordan’s army), had attended the Cairo conference in 1921 and had remained in touch with Churchill.Now Peel wrote to warn him that of the dangers of Britain continuing to allow Jewish immigration. But Churchill was unconvinced. As Gilbert has argued in his secret testimony to the 1937 Peel Commission, Churchill made the case that “the intention of the Balfour Declaration was that Palestine might in the course of time become ‘an overwhelmingly Jewish State.’”When, in 1939, Britain moved to halt Jewish immigration to Palestine, Churchill opposed the government in parliament.Referring to the Balfour Declaration — as a consequence of which, he reminded the Commons, Britain had not only received “important help in the war” but also the Mandate itself — he called the MacDonald White Paper a “plain breach of a solemn obligation.”Twisting the knife further, he accused prime minister Neville Chamberlain of caving before “an agitation which is fed by foreign money and ceaselessly inflamed by Nazi and fascist propaganda.”He closed by recalling prime minister Neville Chamberlain’s own support for Balfour and his call two decades before for the Zionists to “build up a new prosperity and a new civilization in old Palestine, so long neglected and misruled.”“They have answered his call,” Churchill charged, “They have fulfilled his hopes. How can he find it in his heart to strike them this mortal blow?”But, despite the opposition of Churchill, the Labour party and scores of its own backbenchers, Chamberlain’s government got its way.A year later, Churchill was in Downing Street. There is great poignancy in the copy of the telegram he sent to Weizmann on the 25th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.“My thoughts are with you on this anniversary. Better days will surely come for your suffering people and for the great cause for which you have fought so bravely,” he wrote.Beneath Churchill’s message, the Foreign Office’s instruction to its embassy in Washington: “You should ensure that it is understood that the message is not [repeat not] for publication.”-Uphill battle for the ‘Jewish State of Western Palestine’-Throughout the war, the prime minister faced a cabinet which did not share his enthusiasm for Zionism. His attempt to overturn the MacDonald White Paper swiftly faltered.As Harold Wilson, an ardent supporter of Israel who would later become prime minister, wrote in his history of the relationship between Britain, America and the Jewish state: “Army and official circles in Whitehall and Palestine were determined to have none of it, Churchill or no Churchill. Downing Street disposes, but before long the rats get at it — in this case the Colonial Office, the military and the Palestine administration.”Churchill, however, held to his beliefs, meeting regularly with Weizmann to assure that their thoughts were “99 percent identical.”In 1941, he wrote to the War Cabinet of his hopes for the postwar establishment of “the Jewish State of Western Palestine,” which would have the opportunity “for expansion in the desert regions to the southwards which they would gradually reclaim.”He lobbied Franklin Roosevelt, reminding him: “I am strongly wedded to the Zionist policy, of which I was one of the authors.”And he told his senior ministers that, if the Allies were victorious, “the creation of a great Jewish state in Palestine would inevitably be one of the matters to be discussed at the Peace Conference.”It is true that the assassination of Churchill’s great friend, the High Commissioner Lord Moyne by the Lehi in late 1944 dismayed the prime minister.“If our dreams for Zionism are to end in the smoke of assassins’ pistols and our labors for its future to produce only a new set of gangsters worthy of Nazi Germany,” he told the House of Commons in a comparison he may not have used today, “many like myself will have to reconsider the position we have maintained so consistently and so long in the past.“If there is to be any hope of a peaceful and successful future for Zionism, these wicked activities must cease, and those responsible for them must be destroyed root and branch,” he said.However, the exhibition’s claim that, as a consequence of Moyne’s murder, Churchill’s support for Zionism “dwindled” is not the case. A ‘squalid conflict’ with the Zionist community-In the closing months of the war, Churchill unsuccessfully attempted to persuade Arab leaders, most notably Ibn Saud, of the case for a Jewish “national home in Palestine” and appealed for a “definite and lasting settlement” between Jews and Arabs.Within weeks, however, Labour had withdrawn from the coalition government which Churchill had headed throughout the war and a general election in July 1945 saw the Conservatives suffer a heavy defeat.The new Labour government swiftly reneged on its repeated promise to support the creation of, in the words of its 1945 conference, “a happy, free and prosperous Jewish state in Palestine.”But, within the Conservative parliamentary party, Churchill’s backing for Zionism remained a distinctly minority viewpoint. Despite this, and even at the most difficult moments domestically, Churchill stuck to his long-held beliefs.In the wake of the bombing of the King David Hotel, he reminded the government of the “most strenuous pro-Zionist speeches and declarations” Labour had made prior to coming to power.These, he said, had raised “all sorts of hopes” among the Jews in Palestine; the government’s betrayal of which has caused “deep and bitter resentment.”“Had I had the opportunity of guiding the course of events after the war was won a year ago,” Churchill continued, “I should have faithfully pursued the Zionist cause as I have defined it; and I have not abandoned it today.”If Britain was not able “to carry out properly and honestly the Zionist policy” which was a condition of the Mandate, it should withdraw, he said.Others, too, agreed, Weizmann writing to Churchill in response: “I wish indeed that fate had allowed you to handle our problem; by now it would probably all have been settled, and we would all have been spared a great deal of misery.”Churchill’s view of the source of that misery was evident when his son-in-law, Christopher Soames, suggested to him that British public opinion favored the Arabs and was anti-Jew.“Nonsense,” the former prime minister replied. “I could put the case for the Jews in 10 minutes. I will never forgive the Irgun terrorists. But we should never have stopped immigration before the war.”Later, Churchill would berate the government for the “horrible, squalid conflict with the Zionist community” it was waging in Palestine.As a copy of the notes he prepared for a speech delivered 10 days after the State of Israel was declared highlight, Churchill strongly believed that Britain should have “enforced an equitable partition of Palestine on the morrow of our victory.”By its delay, it had “gained nothing … but the hatred of both sides, Jew and Arab alike.”The Labour government was to commit one final spiteful act, delaying its recognition of Israel. Churchill urged it to reconsider: the coming into being of a Jewish state, he told the House of Commons, “is an event in world history to be viewed in the perspective, not of a generation or a century, but in the perspective of a thousand, two thousand or even three thousand years.”Three years later, at the age of 76, Churchill became prime minister for a second time. Weizmann, now the president of Israel, sent his congratulations.From Downing Street, Churchill wrote his response: “The wonderful exertions which Israel is making in these times of difficulty are cheering to an old Zionist like me.”

Teen indicted for anti-Semitic vandalism of NY Jewish cemetery-18-year-old Eric Carbonaro charged with felonies including hate crime and tampering with physical evidence-By JTA-31 October 2017, 4:40 pm

A teen was indicted for the anti-Semitic vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in New York state’s Orange County.The wall of the Beth Shalom Cemetery in the Town of Warwick, was spray-painted with anti-Semitic graffiti including swastikas, “Heil Hitler,” and Nazi SS symbols more than a year ago on October 9, 2016. Warwick is located about 90 minutes north of Manhattan.On Monday, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office indicted Eric Carbonaro, 18, of Warwick, on charges of fifth-degree conspiracy as a hate crime and two counts of tampering with physical evidence, both felonies.A conspiracy count in the indictment charges that Carbonaro conspired with others to commit third-degree criminal mischief as a hate crime, and also includes the evidence tampering charge.Jewish Cemetery in Orange County Assaulted by Nazi Graffiti https://t.co/TTyoxJCX1O #TheResistance pic.twitter.com/f8FAag9Eix-— Johnny Rivera (@prjohnnyrivera) November 17, 2016-The indictment states that Carbonaro deleted photos and other information about the vandal attack from the phones of two other people, according to the Times Herald-Record. This includes a meme that read “secretly spray paints Jewish cemetery and gets away with it,” according to the report, citing the indictment.Two alleged co-conspirators were not named in the indictment.“There is no room for this type of hateful desecration of religious property here in Orange County,” District Attorney David Hoovler said in a statement. “These anti-Semitic symbols and messages do not reflect the values of the overwhelming majority of Orange County and Warwick residents.”Jewish cemetery in the Town of Warwick In Orange County, NY has been vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti just days before #YomKippur pic.twitter.com/6lsUDUmXOP— Admas Kodesh (@AdmasKodesh) October 10, 2016

U of Illinois Chabad menorah vandalized again-Security cameras show two people try to move the 9-foot candelabrum, then break off and take a branch-By JTA-NOV 1,17

The menorah in front of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign was vandalized for the fourth time in two years.Security cameras caught two people pushing a shopping cart walking by the Chabad center on the southern Illinois campus on Friday night trying to move the entire 9-foot menorah, then breaking off a branch and walking off with it.The broken branch was returned Sunday morning, according to the local newspaper, the News-Gazette.The university’s Chabad director, Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel, said the center is working with an architect to design a steel menorah that hopefully will be up by Hanukkah in December.In August 2015, a 20-year-old resident of Champaign, where the university is located, was arrested for snapping the menorah off at its base. Max Kristy was not a student at the university and told the News-Gazette that he was drunk at the time of the incident and planned to take the menorah as a gift to a Jewish friend. He was not charged with a hate crime.The menorah was similarly vandalized in April 2015, and a branch was snapped off in February 2016.

Pope admits to snoozing while praying-Defending his tendency to nod off at prayer, pontiff says Christians should feel like children lying in their father's arms-By AFP-NOV 1,17

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has confessed he sometimes nods off while praying and claims saints too have been known to grab some Holy shut-eye.“When I pray, sometimes I fall asleep,” he said in an episode of a Catholic TV2000 television program published Tuesday on YouTube.“Saint Therese did it too,” he said in reference to a 19th-century French nun, adding that Christians were called to feel like children lying in their fathers’ arms — a place conducive to napping, he implies.The 80-year-old Argentine head of the Roman Catholic Church radiates energy and enthusiasm when he meets people, but his expression turns very grave when he prays, often bowing his head and closing his eyes for long periods.The pontiff values his sleep and is tucked up in bed each night by 9:00 p.m., though he rises with the lark at 4:00 a.m.His fast-paced schedule is only possible because he gets his head down for a snooze after lunch, Vatican sources say.

Be patient, Jews come last,’ British shopkeeper tells girl-Campaign Against Antisemitism alleges that customer received scolding after asking retailer at parcel service for a receipt-By JTA-31 October 2017, 7:03 pm

A Jewish schoolgirl in London was told by a shopkeeper to “be patient, Jews come last.”The incident last week in Stamford Hill, in Northeast London, was reported by the Stamford Hill Shomrim, a neighborhood watch patrol, to the Campaign Against Antisemitism, a British watchdog group.The girl was dropping off items for a parcel service when the shopkeeper, in the middle of serving her, stopped to help another customer. When the girl politely asked for her receipt, so she could leave, the shopkeeper allegedly replied, “Be patient, Jews come last,” the Campaign Against Antisemitism said in a statement on its website.The incident has been reported to police.Stamford Hill is known for its large population of Hasidic Jews.