Thursday, January 11, 2018


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. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

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)

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.

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.

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

Indian nuclear submarine grounded after hatch left open-Arihant, which entered service in August 2016, has spent 10 months in the dry dock to repair seawater damage caused by 'human error'-By TOI staff-JAN 10,18

India’s first nuclear-powered submarine has been out of commission for the past 10 months after a crewman left a hatch open, according to a report Monday.The Hindu news site reported that first Indian-build submarine, the INS Arihant, suffered major damage after hatch on the rear side was left open by mistake while it was at harbor, due to “human error.” This allowed seawater to flood into the vessel, necessitating almost a year’s worth of repairs in the dry dock.The paper reported that “Arihant’s propulsion compartment was damaged after water entered it,” though the Indian Defense Ministry had not responded to The Hindu’s request for comment.During the massive repairs to the 6,000 ton vessel many pipes had to be cut open and replaced as well as what a naval source described as, “cleaning up.”The Arihant, whose name means “Slayer of Enemies,” was launched in July 26 2009 and entered service in August 2016. It is part of India’s nuclear triad defense system and is powered by an 83 megawatts (111,305 hp) pressurized light-water reactor with enriched uranium fuel.India had planned to build a fleet of five Arihant-class submarines, but those plans are currently under review because of cost concerns.Last week India officially canceled a $500 million anti-tank missiles deal with Israel’s Rafael weapons manufacturer, just ahead of an official visit to New Delhi by by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. At the same time, Delhi said it would buy over 100 surface-to-air missiles.

German AfD hardens radical, anti-Muslim course-Far-right party members post Nazi-era propaganda, slam 'gang-raping' Muslims and 'marauding, groping migrant mobs' after months of post-election calm-By Frank Zeller-JAN 10,18

Berlin (AFP) — The Alternative for Germany party started the year by railing against “barbaric, Muslim, gang-raping hordes,” ending months of relative post-election calm and any remaining doubt about its hardening far-right course.If the AfD had been at pains to portray itself as a patriotic conservative force after the September 24 polls, the latest slur signaled that an extremist faction is winning the battle for control, say political scientists.“The radical course has been cemented,” said Hajo Funke of Berlin’s Free University, adding that the AfD was now openly reaching out to the right-wing extremist fringe, including neo-Nazis and white-pride Identitarians.Funke said the former anti-euro party had steadily radicalized, purged its more moderate figures, built bridges to groups such as the anti-Islam Pegida street movement, and had never publicly expelled a far-right member.While the AfD’s declared enemy, Chancellor Angela Merkel, has been struggling to form a new government with the Social Democrats, the AfD has barely been out of the headlines in recent weeks.In a familiar pattern, its provocations have been followed by vague apologies but also complaints about “political correctness” and censorship by a liberal media and political “thought police.”Meanwhile, long-unthinkable content has appeared on social media despite tough new rules against online hate speech.Days ago, said Funke and news reports, an AfD local politician in Berlin’s multicultural Neukoelln district, Franziska Lorenz-Hoffmann, briefly posted a Nazi-era propaganda poster on Facebook that warned the “German woman” to “keep your blood pure.”-‘Groping migrant mobs’-AfD deputy leader Beatrix von Storch started 2018 by attacking police in the western city of Cologne for tweeting in Arabic, as well as in German, English and French, on New Year’s Eve.“What the hell is going on with this country?” she wrote. “Did you mean to placate the barbaric, Muslim, gang-raping hordes of men?”The comment pointed to mass sexual assaults there in 2016 by mostly North African men whom the far-right labeled “rapefugees.”The inflammatory tweet was quickly taken down, while Cologne police filed a criminal complaint.AfD parliamentary group leader Alice Weidel chimed in with a “solidarity tweet” about “marauding, groping migrant mobs.”And AfD chairman Alexander Gauland charged that the new online “censorship law” amounted to “Stasi (secret police) methods” from the former communist East Germany, a region which is today the party’s heartland.Another tweet, from AfD lawmaker Jens Maier’s account, defamed tennis legend Boris Becker’s adult son Noah as “a little half-negro.”The tweet was deleted, and Maier apologized while insisting it was written by a staff member who no longer worked for him.The party’s leadership warned Maier to take greater care in managing his employees.Noah Becker filed a criminal complaint and his father demanded “consequences” in an article for a Sunday newspaper.“That’s what they always do in the AfD, that’s their trick: put something out there, then distance yourself from it,” Becker charged.-‘Unleash aggression’-The AfD, formed in 2013 as an anti-euro party, two year later shifted course to capitalize on fears about a mass influx of more than one million asylum seekers to Germany, while demanding “Merkel must go.”It won almost 13 percent of the vote on September 24, the strongest showing for a far-right party in the post-war era.There has been no sign of voters deserting the AfD after using it to register discontent with the leftward drift of Merkel’s Christian Democrats at the election, as some political observers had speculated.A new poll this week by Spiegel Online gave it 14.7 percent support.In a country that has long struggled to deal with its collective guilt over the Nazi era and the Holocaust, the taboo-breaking new extremists have reawakened deep fears about rising xenophobia and race hate.Berlin daily Tagesspiegel said “the worst thing is that, the more AfD officials say such things, the more quickly they become normal. The outrage wears off, and at some point there will no longer be an outcry.”Robert Vehrkampf of think-tank the Bertelsmann Foundation called the AfD a generally right-wing populist party that “breaks taboos in a calculated way to reach right-wing extremist voters.”Funke said the recent hardline tweets “did not happen because someone’s computer mouse slipped, they were calculated.”“Their idea is we unleash the aggression, we want to integrate the far-right, the neo-Nazis, into our party.”


After killing, army unlikely to heed calls for revenge against Palestinians-Since outbreak of violence in October 2015, army chief has practiced restraint, forgoing collective punishment, and that's not liable to change now-By Judah Ari Gross-JAN 10,18

National and local politicians have led calls for the army to undertake aggressive action against area Palestinians in the wake of a deadly West Bank shooting attack Tuesday night, but it’s unlikely IDF brass will risk sparking a wider conflagration with a large-scale crackdown.Following Tuesday night’s terror attack in which an Israeli rabbi, Raziel Shevach, was shot dead in the northern West Bank, national and local politicians — as well as mourners at Shevach’s funeral — called for the army to take decisive action against the Palestinian residents of cities and towns in the area, but such an aggressive military response is unlikely to come.In the more than two years since the outbreak of renewed, regular violence in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the military under IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot has maintained a policy of refraining from excessive collective punishment following terror attacks, with the understanding that allowing Palestinians to conduct their lives as usual removes sources of friction that could otherwise lead to additional acts of terror.In short, Palestinians going to university or work are less inclined to try to stab a soldier or ram a car into people waiting at a bus stop, as compared to Palestinians stuck inside their village with nothing to do.The murder of Raziel Shevach, killed in a drive-by shooting near the Havat Gilad outpost where he lived south of Nablus, is unlikely to change that, though settler leaders and others have urged aggressive action.“As soldiers in uniform, we need to adopt a wide, civilian view, with an understanding that functioning civil life for the entire population of Judea and Samaria is a factor in our ability to fulfill our mission. We must allow schooling, employment and movement,” Eisenkot said last month at an event hosted by the Israel Democracy Institute.We need a professional and focused policy. It’s not that suddenly there’s a terror attack and everything is permitted-“We need a professional and focused policy. It’s not that suddenly there’s a terror attack and everything is permitted,” he said in December.The army has therefore relied on so-called “breathing closures,” where checkpoints are set up at the entrances to villages and cities, allowing soldiers to inspect the people going in and out in order to search for suspects and spot suspicious characters, while also letting the Palestinian residents go about their business.Following Tuesday’s attack, the army launched a manhunt in order to find the perpetrators of the attack, setting up checkpoints and roadblocks throughout the northern West Bank, including the large town of Hawara and the city of Nablus, which is home to more than 150,000 Palestinians.Later on Wednesday morning, some of those checkpoints were taken down, angering among local settlers, including one activist who berated Eisenkot as he visited the area.At Shevach’s funeral in the illegal Havat Gilad outpost, mourners interrupted a eulogy by Education Minister Naftali Bennett with chants of “revenge, revenge.” The killing came days after the Knesset gave an initial go-ahead to a bill which would allow Israel to execute terrorists in some cases.Yossi Dagan, the head of the local regional council, said at the funeral, “We have the strongest army in the world, we demand that the army bring day of vengeance upon the killers. We want to bring back our national pride.”Speaking on Israel Radio on Wednesday, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said it was “time for there to be killed and injured among the Palestinians.”On Twitter, far-right MK Bezalel Smotrich warned that the army needed to act “if it doesn’t want the grieving population to take the law into its own hands. We can start with immediate home demolitions, expulsion of families, mass cancellation of work permits, sieges and closures of terrorists’ villages.”A small number of settlers on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning did, in fact, take the law into their own hands, throwing rocks at Palestinian cars, villages and people in the northern West Bank, until IDF troops arrived at the scene and asked them to stop. Four Palestinians were lightly injured.With the exception of home demolitions, which Eisenkot supports, and possibly expulsions, on which he hasn’t publicly commented, the army chief is staunchly opposed to Smotrich’s proposal.We have a standing policy to refrain from putting in place closures… even if it is infuriating and people’s blood is boiling-In his lecture in December, Eiesnkot maintained that closures are not necessary for the army to operate and can, in fact, hinder its ability to do so.“We have a standing policy to refrain from putting in place [full] closures and sieges after terror attacks, from an understanding that this doesn’t help us carry out our mission, even if it is infuriating and people’s blood is boiling,” Eisenkot said at the IDI event.The army chief is also a vocal advocate of allowing Palestinians to work inside Israel and in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, as exceedingly few people with active work permits — or their children — have committed terror attacks.“The right thing to do is to allow the rest of the population to work, to make money and to study — to refrain from collective punishment. And this does not contradict the determined and focused fight against terror,” the army chief said in December.“This restraint… allows us to do our job — it doesn’t come from kindheartedness,” he added.The military chief has credited these policies with halting the wave of stabbing, car-ramming and shooting attacks that began in October 2015, with the murder of Naama and Eitam Henkin, who were shot to death as they drove down a West Bank highway, with their children in the backseat.“Within four to five months we succeeded in stabilizing the situation,” Eisenkot said earlier this month at a conference at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.Statistics collected by the Shin Bet security service show a massive spike in the number of terror attacks beginning in October 2015 and lasting through January 2016, before leveling off and remaining more or less consistent with the number of attacks before the Henkins’ murder.

Frustration boils into calls for revenge at funeral of slain rabbi-Mourners at Havat Gilad outpost heckle Minister Naftali Bennett in middle of his eulogy, urge aggressive action against Palestinians-By Jacob Magid-JAN 10,18

Irate and mournful, hundreds of mourners attended the Wednesday funeral of a rabbi who was slain by terrorists in a drive-by shooting attack in the northern West Bank, eulogizing the father of six and calling for revenge.A large group of mourners shouted down Education Minister Naftali Bennett as he concluded his eulogy for Raziel Shevach at the Havat Gilad outpost, where the victim lived.As dozens of hecklers chanted “revenge,” Bennett attempted to calm the crowd by saying that “the only revenge is to keep building.”Not appeased, the chants only grew louder, with one yelling that the minister, the head of the Jewish Home party, was “all talk.”“Your name should be blotted out,” one mourner yelled out, using a Hebrew phrase usually reserved for especially villainous figures.The funeral took place at the illegal outpost south of Nablus, a tiny grouping of caravans housing some 40 families, in a hastily prepared cemetery, with Shevach becoming the first person to be buried there.Raziel Shevach will be the first person laid to rest in the Havat Gilad outpost. There's no cemetery here so construction workers are hustling up to the last minute before the funeral to clear the area in time for burial. This whole area was bushes and weeds 24 hrs ago— Jacob Magid (@JacobMagid) January 10, 2018-“Raziel asked that if something were ever to happen to him that he would be buried at Havat Gilad,” his wife Yael said in a statement earlier Wednesday.Shevach, 35, was killed Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting attack as he drove on a main highway south of Nablus. The army launched a large-scale search for his killer, but no arrests have been announced.Like nearly every one of the eulogizers, Bennett called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to increase construction in the West Bank and legalize the outpost in response to Shevach’s murder.“You, the residents of Havat Gilad are the real heroes,” the minister said earlier in his eulogy. “Our enemies’ terror stems from the hope that if they kill one more Jew or throw one more rock, that we will break in the end,” he asserted. “But we extinguish that hope by building families and establishing new communities on our land.”Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, a settler leader, told mourners it was time for Netanyahu to revise his settlement polices so that “not every meter of building will be a debate.”“Mr. Prime Minister, come here and look at this family in the eyes and you’ll see what you have to do,” Levanon told the hundreds in attendance.Samaria Regional Council chairman Yossi Dagan was much more forceful. “Rabbi Raziel did not die from cancer, he died because he was a Jew living in Israel,” he said, holding back tears.“I call, from here, on the members of the government. We have the best army in the world. We demand that the army bring the murderers their day of vengeance. We must restore our national honor,” Dagan added emphatically.Shevach’s brother Bar’el spoke at length of his brother’s “holiness,” praising him at length for his devotion to Judaism as well as his decision to become a volunteer medic. “You were so dedicated to making this world a better place,” he said.Between sobs at the end of his eulogy, Bar’el called on God “to kick the Gentiles out of our land. Don’t put up checkpoints; kick them out.”Havat Gilad was established in 2002 in memory of Gilad Zar, security coordinator of the Shomron Regional Council, who was shot dead in an attack a year earlier.Construction workers labored from Tuesday evening up to minutes before the funeral to clear an area near the outpost’s entrance in time for the burial.Earlier Wednesday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that he had ordered his office to examine the possibility of legalizing the outpost.

Several killed in blast at Syrian weapons depot-Explosion heard throughout Latakia region, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights-By TOI staff-JAN 10,18

A blast rocked a Syrian weapons depot, killing several people and causing damage, a Syrian watchdog group said Wednesday, a day after Israeli jets reportedly struck an arsenal near Damascus.Syrian army regulars and fighters belonging to pro-regime militias were killed or injured in the explosion, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday.The Britain-based group did not say how many people had been killed or hurt in the blast, which occurred near the city of Slinfah.The blast, whose cause remained unclear, could be heard around the whole region of Latakia in western Syria.The area is considered the power base for Syrian President Bashar Assad, and is home to a number of military installations. Russia also maintains a military presence in the area.The reports come a day after the Syrian military said that Israel conducted airstrikes on a military base in the city of al-Qutayfah, outside Damascus, early Tuesday morning, reportedly on a weapons depot containing long-range missiles.“Our air defenses responded to three Israeli missile attacks on military positions in the al-Qutayfah countryside,” official Syrian state media quoted military officials as saying.The Israeli military did not comment on the reports.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a meeting of Israel-based ambassadors to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that Israel was “absolutely committed to preventing Iran from establishing a military base in Syria,” on Tuesday.“And we back our words with action,” he added, likely hinting at various airstrikes on weapon convoys and factories attributed by foreign sources to the Jewish state.

Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syria offensive on Idlib-Foreign minister calls on Assad allies to halt regime's deadly bombardment of rebel-held city-By AFP-JAN 10,18

ISTANBUL — Turkey on Wednesday called on Russia and Iran, the two chief allies of President Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria, to halt an air offensive on the rebel-held Idlib province near the Turkish border.Ankara has been working closely with Russia and Iran to end the Syrian conflict over the last months but has stepped up pressure on Moscow and Tehran as the bombardments on Idlib intensified.“Iran and Russia should fulfill their responsibility. If you are guarantors — and you are — they should stop the regime,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the official Anadolu news agency.“This is not a simple air offensive. The regime is advancing inside Idlib. They have a different intention.”Cavusoglu emphasized that in efforts to bring peace to Syria, Russia and Iran were the “guarantors” of the regime side and Turkey of the opposition.Idlib province is almost entirely controlled by anti-government forces that are dominated by a jihadist outfit known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) consisting mostly of former fighters from the Al-Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda affiliate.Ankara has already summoned the Russian and Iranian ambassadors, in the biggest public flare-up of tensions with Moscow and Tehran in months.It conveyed “uneasiness” to the Russian ambassador Tuesday, calling the strikes a “violation of the borders of the Idlib de-escalation zone” established by Turkey, Iran and Russia, according sources at the foreign ministry.Cavusoglu said 95 percent of the violations in Idlib were carried out by the regime and the groups backing the regime.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could speak by phone with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation, he added.“We cannot remain indifferent. We have exerted so many efforts and we cannot waste them.”The escalation comes as Russia is hoping to hold a Syria peace congress in its Black Sea resort of Sochi on January 29-30 bringing together all the main parties in the conflict.A previous attempt in November to convene talks in Sochi failed due to disagreements between the prospective participants.But in a major potential obstacle for Sochi, Turkey says it will oppose any talks involving the Syrian Kurdish militia the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara views as a terror group.Cavusoglu repeated Turkey’s red line over its presence in Sochi by saying that: “We have said we will not be in any environment… where the YPG is present.”

Iran firm says there may be survivors from East China Sea tanker crash-Tanker company says hope persists for 31 missing crew, as vessel's engine room was not directly affected by blaze-By AP    Today-JAN 10,18

TEHRAN, Iran — The Iranian company whose oil tanker burst into flames after a collision in the East China Sea says there is still hope of finding survivors as 31 crew members remain missing and rescue efforts continued Wednesday.As the stricken Sanchin still lists after colliding with the Hong Kong-registered freighter CF Crystal late Saturday, a spokesman for National Iranian Tanker Co. told The Associated Press in Tehran that rescuers “likely” will find survivors.“Since the vessel’s engine room is not directly affected by the fire and is about 14 meters (46 feet) under water, there is still hope,” spokesman Mohsen Bahrami said late Tuesday. “We are persistently working to put out the fire and rescue possible survivors.”The body of one of the 32 crew members has been recovered and taken to Shanghai for identification, Bahrami said.Mahmoud Abuli Ghasemabadi, the brother of missing Iranian sailor Ehasan Abuli Ghasemabadi, said he and other families remained hopeful for good news.“I ask countries that are in that region and can offer any assistance to help us deal with this situation as soon as possible,” Ghasemabadi said.The Panamanian-registered Sanchin had a crew of 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, Chinese state media reported. The 21 members of the Crystal’s all-Chinese crew were rescued.What caused Saturday’s collision in the East China Sea, 257 kilometers (160 miles) off the coast of Shanghai, remains unclear.The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 metric tons (150,000 tons, or nearly 1 million barrels) of condensate, a type of ultra-light oil, according to Chinese authorities.South Korean petrochemical company Hanwha Total Co., a 50-50 partnership between the Seoul-based Hanwha Group and French oil giant Total, said in a previous email to the AP it had contracted the Sanchi to import Iranian condensate to South Korea.The tanker has operated under five different names since it was built in 2008, according the UN-run International Maritime Organization. The National Iranian Tanker Co. describes itself as operating the largest tanker fleet in the Middle East.It’s the second collision for a ship from the National Iranian Tanker Co. in less than a year and a half. In August 2016, one of its tankers collided with a Swiss container ship in the Singapore Strait, damaging both ships but causing no injuries or oil spill.

Netanyahu calls on Abbas to condemn terror attack that killed Israeli man-In talks with Irish, Dutch foreign ministers, PM slams PA for 'encouraging the murder of Israelis wherever they are'-By Tamar Pileggi-JAN 10,18

4:35 pm-Irish foreign minister holds ‘helpful and stimulating’ talks with Netanyahu-Ireland’s foreign minister says that during his talks with Netanyahu he focused on the situation in Gaza and the prospects of returning to Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.According to a readout provided by Dublin, Simon Coveney and Netanyahu discussed “how Ireland and the European Union can play a constructive role” in jump-starting peace talks.“The Prime Minister set out clearly his Government’s views and perspectives on all these issues. I believe we both found the discussion helpful and stimulating,” Coveney adds.— Raphael Ahren-4:16 pm-Netanyahu calls on Abbas to condemn terror attack that killed Israeli man-In separate talks with the foreign ministers of Ireland and the Netherlands, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn the killing last night of Raziel Shevach.Netanyahu urges Dublin’s Simon Coveney, and Halbe Zijlstra, from the Netherlands, to urge Abbas to cease paying salaries to Palestinian terrorists and their families.“The prime minister said that here the true source of the conflict is revealed, which is the refusal to recognize the State of Israel in any boundaries accompanied by the encouragement of the murder of Israelis wherever they are,” Netanyahu’s office says.— Raphael Ahren-4:11 pm-Cabinet appoints Litzman deputy health minister after Knesset okay-The Prime Minister’s Office says Yaakov Litzman has been appointed deputy health minister after the Knesset voted to amend the state’s Basic Law in order to approve the move.Litzman resigned as health minister in November in protest over train maintenance work performed on Shabbat.The Knesset vote earlier this afternoon allows Litzman to return as a deputy minister. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be health minister, but Litzman will have de facto control of the ministry.-3:55 pm-Arab FMs to meet in February to discuss Trump’s Jerusalem declaration-Arab foreign ministers will meet early next month to discuss steps against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Arab League says in a memo.The meeting of the League’s Council will be held on February 1 in Cairo, its general secretariat says in the memo obtained by AFP.Trump’s decision in December to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Avivwas roundly criticized by the Arab world.— AFP-3:45 pm-EU ambassador ‘appalled’ by terror attack that killed Israeli father-The EU Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret says he is “appalled” by the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach by Palestinian terrorists in the West Bank last night.“Appalled by the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach last night – there can be no excuse for violence and terror,” Giaufret says in a tweet.“My condolences to his young children and the family who will now bring them up without a father. May the attackers be brought to justice,” he says.Appalled by the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach last night – there can be no excuse for violence and terror. My condolences to his young children and the family who will now bring them up without a father. May the attackers be brought to justice— Emanuele Giaufret (@EGiaufretEU) January 10, 2018-3:39 pm-Norway, EU call meeting in bid to ‘speed up’ efforts for 2-state solution-Norway and the European Union decide to convene an “extraordinary session” of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), a group of donor countries to the Palestinians.“There is an urgent need to bring all parties together to discuss measures to speed up efforts that can underpin a negotiated two-state solution,” the EU says in a statement.The meeting, to be held on January 31 in Brussels, is also meant to discuss the need to “enable the Palestinian Authority to execute full control over Gaza” based on the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal signed in Cairo on October 12, 2017.— Raphael Ahren-3:32 pm-In Israel, Dutch foreign minister vows to fight BDS, anti-Semitism-Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Halbe Zijlstra tells President Reuven Rivlin that his country will work against anti-Semitism and efforts to boycott Israel.During a working meeting at the president’s Jerusalem residence, Zijlstra says The Netherlands is “opposed to BDS and strongly opposed to anti-Semitism.”“We will fight them,” he says.In earlier remarks, Rivlin thanks Zijlstra for Dutch efforts to combat anti-Semitism, warning that it has been legitimized by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.“We appreciate very much the attitude of your government toward anti-Semitism, and I want to also emphasize that BDS in some places is part of the wave of anti-Semitism, and we have to be very worried about those waves that come from time to time,” Rivlin says.3:18 pm-200 arrested, dozens hurt in fresh Tunisia unrest-More than 200 people have been arrested and dozens hurt during clashes in several parts of Tunisia, the interior ministry says, after a second night of unrest driven by anger over austerity measures.Interior ministry spokesman Khalifa Chibani tells local radio that 49 police officers were wounded during clashes across the country and that 206 “troublemakers” were arrested overnight. Properties were damaged, he says, including a branch of the Carrefour supermarket chain in the suburbs of Tunis that was looted.A witness says youths threw stones at shop windows last night, taking advantage of the chaos to steal goods including electrical appliances. The police intervened, firing tear gas.The North African country has been hailed for its relatively smooth democratic transition since its 2011 uprising, but seven years after the revolution tensions over economic grievances are high. Tunisia has seen rising anger over hikes in value-added tax and social contributions after a tough new budget was applied at the start of the year.— AFP-3:12 pm-Knesset okays Litzman’s return to Health Ministry under Netanyahu-The Knesset passes a law paving the way for United Torah Judaism chief Yaakov Litzman’s return to the Health Ministry as deputy minister, though effectively its head.Sixty-two lawmakers vote in favor of the amendment to the state’s Basic Law: The Government, to allow a deputy minister to hold de facto authority in a ministry overseen by the premier, thus allowing Litzman to return to the post, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delegating control to him.Some 38 Knesset members oppose the bill in its third reading. (The vote cleared its second reading minutes earlier 63-37).The bill soared through its first plenary reading yesterday and was fast-tracked through a Knesset committee for its final readings into law on Wednesday morning, before heading to the plenum for its final votes on Wednesday afternoon in a whirlwind of legislative activity.Litzman resigned as health minister in November in protest over train maintenance work performed on Shabbat. Since then government officials have been searching for a way of bringing the coalition partner back into the fold.The UTJ head had previously served as deputy health minister with a minister’s authority between 2009 and 2013, and again in 2015. UTJ lawmakers avoided ministerial positions due to the ultra-Orthodox community’s reluctance to grant full legitimacy to a secular Jewish state.But a High Court ruling in 2015 said deputy ministers could not fulfill the role of ministers, upon which Litzman received rabbinical approval to serve as health minister in the cabinet. After his resignation last month, Netanyahu took on the portfolio. Litzman will not be a member of the cabinet, however, and thus will not bear responsibility for its actions on matters of Shabbat observance.— Marissa Newman and Raoul Wootliff-2:55 pm-Saudi prince who criticized arrest of relatives is sacked-Saudi news websites are reporting that a prince who headed the kingdom’s Maritime Sports Federation has been sacked from his post and replaced by a military officer.The move comes after he purportedly made an audio recording calling the government’s publicly stated reasons for arresting 11 princes “false” and “illogical.”The nearly six-minute-long audio has been posted online and published on Arabic media websites this week. The Associated Press could not independently verify its authenticity.After the audio was made public, state-linked Saudi news websites Sabq and Okaz reported Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed had been fired from his post.Yesterday, Saudi Arabia’s attorney general said the 11 princes were arrested for protesting a royal order to halt utility payments for royals.— AP-2:48 pm-Antitrust Authority nixes El Al bid to acquire competitor Israir-The Antitrust Authority rejects the request by El Al to acquire Israir, citing monopoly concerns.The Authority says in a statement that the merger would allow the national carrier to monopolize the aviation security and airline industries, particularly the Tel Aviv-Eilat route.2:34 pm-Crime boss and his girlfriend among group convicted for beating hospital guards-Six people, including the head of a known Rishon Lezion crime ring and his girlfriend, are convicted of severely beating security guards at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital in September, a statement by the Justice Ministry says.David Amoyal and his partner, model Elia Kadosh, are convicted along with four of their friends on a half dozen or so assault-related charges. Amoyal will serve 25 months in prison, while Kadosh will undergo psychiatric exams to determine her mental fitness before she is sentenced.The Justice Ministry statement names Ruslan Misayev, Mor Biton, Hanan Alfasi and Avraham Yosephov as the others who took part in the assault. They are sentenced to jail time ranging from 17 to 22 months.The defendants are convicted under a plea bargain, with several charges dropped in exchange for their confession and cooperation.-2:17 pm-Bennett’s eulogy at terror victim’s funeral cut short by cries of ‘revenge’-Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s eulogy at the funeral of an Israeli man shot dead last night in a terror attack is cut short after mourners interrupt his remarks shouting “revenge.”Bennett, who was speaking at the funeral of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, responds to the hecklers by saying “the only revenge is to keep building.”The minister in his remarks praised Shevach for his “heart of holiness” as a volunteer paramedic. Like the local settler leaders, he also urges Netanyahu to increase settlement building in response to the attack.“And you, the residents of Havat Gilad are the real heroes,” Bennett says. “Our enemies think that they can make us desert the land. Their terror stems from the hope that if they kill one more Jew or throw one more rock, that we will break in the end.”“We will extinguish that hope by building families and building communities,” he says.2:02 pm-Settler leaders call for increased settlement building at funeral of slain rabbi-Local settler leaders urge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow more Israeli construction in the West Bank after Rabbi Raziel Shevach was shot dead in a terror attack last night.At his funeral in the Havat Gilad outpost, Samaria Rabbi Elyakim Levanon tells mourners it’s time for Netanyahu to revise his settlement polices so that “not every meter of building will be a debate.”“Our dear Raziel, we are at a war and you are our sacrifice. A war of light against dark,” Levanon says. “And if you want to see a crack of light in the darkness, you are that light. You brought so much happiness to this world.“We cannot continue in this way as if nothing happened. Mr prime minister, come here and look at this family in the eyes and you’ll see what you have to do,”| he adds.In his remarks, Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan calls on Netanyahu to “restore national pride” and recognize Havat Gilad as an official settlement,“Rabbi Raziel did not die from cancer, he died because he was a Jew living in Israel,” he says.“I call on the government — we have the strongest army in the world — to return our national pride. Mr. Prime Minister, we call on you to recognize Havat Gilad as a regulated community that’s part of Israel.”— Jacob Magid-2:01 pm-Hundreds attend funeral of rabbi killed in West Bank terror attack-Hundreds of mourners attend the funeral of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, who was shot dead in terror attack last night, near the West Bank outpost where he lived.The funeral at Havat Gilad is also attended by Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, former Shas leader Eli Yishai, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau and Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan.Shevach, a 36-year-old father of six, is the first person to be buried at the illegal outpost Havat Gilad at his own request.