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, January 29, 2018

DOOMSDAY CLOCK DOWN TO 2 MINUTES WORST SINCE 1953.

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)

U.S. Justice Department recovers FBI officials' missing text messages-[Reuters]-By Sarah N. Lynch-YAHOONEWS-January 27, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog said Thursday it recovered five months of missing text messages between two Federal Bureau of Investigation officials whom Republicans have accused of bias against President Donald Trump.In a letter to several key Republican lawmakers, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said he would not object if the Justice Department shares with congressional committees the messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page that were recovered using forensic tools.In texts that were previously released to Congress, Strzok and Page referred to Trump as an "idiot" and a "loathsome human." After news reports about the messages, lawmakers demanded to see them amid Republican concerns that agency officials were biased against Trump.Strzok and Page both worked on the FBI's investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, and they also each briefly worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into whether the 2016 Trump campaign colluded with Russia.Their cellphones are just two of "thousands" whose texts were not backed up and stored on the FBI's systems between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017, according to a Justice Department official.The FBI has blamed the snafu on "misconfiguration issues" that occurred while the bureau was rolling out new software updates for Samsung 5 devices.But Republicans have claimed the timing is suspect, especially because May 17 marks the date that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.Strzok and Pages' text messages have become a focal point of congressional Republicans' investigation into whether the FBI is biased against Trump and gave Clinton more favorable treatment in its investigation of her private email use.Horowitz, whose office is conducting its own review into the FBI's handling of the Clinton matter, discovered the texts over the summer and informed Mueller. Strzok was then reassigned. Page, meanwhile, left the team in July after her 45-day detail ended.While Republicans have accused the two of bias against Trump, some of the texts suggest he was just one of many people targeted in their routine political banter.At times, for instance, they were also critical of Clinton.In addition, another Strzok text also appears to contradict the notion that the FBI is out to get Trump, after he told Page he was hesitant to join Mueller's team because of his "gut sense and concern there's no big there there."(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

U.S. attorney general orders probe of FBI agents' text messages-[Reuters]-By Sarah N. Lynch-YAHOONEWS-January 23, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered an investigation into missing text messages exchanged between two Federal Bureau of Investigation staffers accused of expressing views against President Donald Trump, the Justice Department said.Texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page exchanged between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017, are among a broader batch of missing phone messages that the FBI's system failed to store because of a software upgrade glitch on many Samsung 5 cellphones.Republicans have said the texts, which referred to Trump as an “idiot” and a “loathsome human,” raise concerns the FBI is biased against Trump and may have given Hillary Clinton, his Democratic presidential rival, favorable treatment after deciding not to recommend criminal charges in connection with the investigation of her use of a private email system while she was secretary of state.Strzok and Page were involved in that investigation and were briefly assigned to work with Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.Media reports said the texts between them were exchanged on FBI-issued phones during the course of an alleged extramarital affair.Mueller was appointed on May 17, the same day when some of the text messages were not properly stored.“We will leave no stone unturned to confirm with certainty why these text messages are not now available to be produced and will use every technology available to determine whether the missing messages are recoverable from another source," Sessions said in a statement.Several congressional Democrats on Tuesday blasted Republican attacks on the FBI, saying the same people they were accusing of bias against Trump actually helped him, after the FBI disclosed it was reopening the Clinton probe just weeks before the November 2016 presidential election."These Republican attacks show their desperation at the fact that Mueller already has obtained two guilty pleas, two indictments, and at least two cooperating witnesses," the senior Democrats on the House of Representatives Judiciary, Oversight and Intelligence committees said in a joint statement.Six congressional committees learned about the missing texts last Friday after they had initially requested copies of Strzok's and Page's texts between July 2015 and July 2017.The failures by the FBI's system to store the messages were initially uncovered by the Justice Department's inspector general, who is in the midst of a broad review into whether the FBI made missteps in its handling of the Clinton investigation.After the inspector general informed Mueller over the summer about the texts, Strzok was removed from the team and reassigned. Page completed her 45-day detail on Mueller's team in July."I am pleased to hear that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going to launch an investigation into what happened to those texts, and I hope they are uncovered," Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte told Fox News Channel. "They illustrate a conspiracy on the part of some people and we want to know a lot more about that."(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Additional reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Bill Trott and Peter Cooney)

S.L Events watch-@prophecyguy777-JAN 26,18-1h1 hour ago-#ReleaseTheMemo EVERY THING COMES DOWN TO JELOUSY. THE LIB ARE DONE. SO JUST LIKE THE ARABS ARE PONS IN MIDEAST. BY THE WORLD AGAINST ISRAEL. THE IMMIGRANTS ARE PONS OF THE LIB-DEM IN AMERICA...
S.L Events watch-@prophecyguy777-JAN 26,18-1h1 hour ago-#ReleaseTheMemo TO USE AGAINST TRUMP IN EVERY WAY. THE LIB-DEM WILL NEVER MAKE A IMMIGRANT DEAL. IT TAKES AWAY THEIR PON PUPPETS. NEXT THE LIB WILL SAY TRUMP MUST DO A DACA DEAL TO STOP MUELLER FROM INVESTIGATING HIM FOR SO CALLED OBSTRUCTION. SINCE RUSSIA COLLUSION IS DONE WITH.


Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall-[Reuters]-By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell-YAHOONEWS-January 26, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats said on Tuesday they had withdrawn an offer to fund U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, as tough negotiations over the future of young illegal immigrants known as "Dreamers" resumed in the Senate.A day after the end of a government shutdown linked to wrangling over immigration, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he pulled the offer because of what he said was Trump's failure to follow through on the outlines of an agreement the two men discussed on Friday."So we're going to have to start on a new basis and the wall offer is off the table," Schumer told reporters. An aide said the offer was withdrawn on Sunday.Trump said on Twitter late on Tuesday night: "Cryin’ Chuck Schumer fully understands, especially after his humiliating defeat, that if there is no Wall, there is no DACA. We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!"The Congressional Hispanic Caucus expressed fears on Tuesday that Republicans in the House of Representatives would pursue a harsh immigration bill written by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte.The House measure would allow Dreamers to renew their legal status for three years, instead of putting them on a pathway to citizenship, and would call for hiring 10,000 more agents at U.S. borders while shutting down some visa programs and taking other steps to find people who are in the country illegally.Republican Trump said during the 2016 election campaign Mexico would pay the cost of building a wall along the southwestern border of the United States to keep out illegal immigrants. Mexico has rejected the idea.As a result, Trump has been forced to ask Congress for U.S. taxpayer funds for the wall. Government estimates are that it could cost more than $21 billion.With Democrats and many Republicans arguing there are more effective border enforcement tools than a wall, the proposal has become a major sticking point in immigration negotiations, which in turn have complicated talks about funding federal agencies.The Senate's No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin, asked by a reporter whether Schumer offered Trump $25 billion for the wall in a major concession to the president, did not dispute the figure, but said: "He did it in the context of a negotiation."-PROTECTING THE 'DREAMERS'-Democrats have been spearheading an effort to protect about 700,000 young Dreamers after Trump announced in September the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program instituted by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.The program, which began in 2012, gave qualified Dreamers, who were brought illegally to the United States as children, temporary protection from deportation and the ability to study and work in the United States.Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, criticized Schumer for pulling the wall funding offer."That basically sets the DACA discussion back," he told reporters.Cornyn said there had been discussions of he and Durbin being a "clearing house" for suggestions from senators on legislation to rescue Dreamers from the threat of deportation and provide permanent protections for them.In agreeing on Monday to end a three-day government shutdown - the first since 2013 - and fund the government until Feb. 8, Senate Democrats got a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would allow an immigration debate on the Senate floor in the near future.Durbin said a similar commitment was now needed from Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, where a Dreamer bill would presumably face a much harder path to passage than in the Senate.The White House on Tuesday rejected the idea that a bipartisan bill sponsored by Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham could be the core of a solution.White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the proposal was "totally unacceptable to the president and should be declared dead on arrival."Trump himself has vacillated on immigration between tough rhetoric demanding a U.S. border wall and a softer tone urging a "bill of love" for Dreamers."Nobody knows for sure that the Republicans & Democrats will be able to reach a deal on DACA by February 8, but everyone will be trying," Trump tweeted.(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell; Additional reporting by Amanda Becker, Makini Brice and Steve Holland; Editing by Grant McCool, Peter Cooney and Paul Tait)

Spanish government asks court to block Puigdemont's bid to lead Catalonia-[Reuters]-By Paul Day-YAHOONEWS-January 28, 2018

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's government on Friday decided to ask the Constitutional Court to block former leader Carles Puigdemont's bid to lead Catalonia again, the deputy prime minister said.Puigdemont fled to Belgium shortly after declaring Catalonia independent from Spain in October, a move considered illegal under Spanish law. He faces charges including rebellion and sedition if he returns to Spain but he is the separatists' candidate to lead the region.The row over Puigdemont's candidacy will come to a head on Tuesday when the Catalan parliament plans to vote on it."The government must use every tool made available by the laws and the constitution to make sure that a fugitive cannot be sworn in and become the head of the regional government," deputy prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said after announcing the appeal to Spain's top court.Puigdemont reacted immediately. "They are panicking in the face of the will of the people," he said on Twitter.The newly elected speaker of the Catalan parliament, Roger Torrent, nominated Puigdemont on Monday as the sole candidate for regional leader, against warnings by Madrid that he couldn't take the position.Puigdemont has not ruled out travelling to Barcelona to take part in the parliamentary vote but has not said he would do it either.The government's decision to appeal directly to the constitutional court comes after the Council of State - the supreme consultative council of the Spanish government which advises on serious issues - advised against it on Thursday.(Additonal reporting by Inmaculada Sanz; Writing by Paul Day and Ingrid Melander; Editing by Jesús Aguado and Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

Russia says no obligation to comply with U.S. sanction on North Korea-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 28, 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has no obligation to carry out sanctions set by the United States, including those on North Korea, RIA news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov as saying on Friday."We will carry out only sanctions which are adopted by the UN Security Council. We don't recognize one-sided American sanctions, we have no international obligations to comply with them," RIA quoted Morgulov as saying.Morgulov also said Russia would not expel North Korean citizens who are subject to U.S. sanctions, and the U.S. special representative for North Korea had been invited to visit Moscow, RIA reported.(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Alison Williams)

Turkey's Erdogan says military operation to make big sweep east across Syria-[Reuters]-By Ece Toksabay and Lisa Barrington-YAHOONEWS-January 28, 2018

ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkish forces would sweep Kurdish fighters from the Syrian border and could push all the way east to the frontier with Iraq -- a move which risks a possible confrontation with U.S. forces allied to the Kurds.The Turkish offensive in northwest Syria's Afrin region against the Kurdish YPG militia has opened a new front in the multi-sided Syrian civil war but has strained ties with NATO ally Washington.Turkey considers the YPG a terrorist group but the militia has played a prominent role in U.S.-led efforts to combat the hardline Islamic State in Syria.Since the start of the incursion, dubbed "Operation Olive Branch" by Ankara, Erdogan has said Turkish forces would push east towards the town of Manbij, potentially putting them in confrontation with U.S. troops deployed there."Operation Olive Branch will continue until it reaches its goals. We will rid Manbij of terrorists, as it was promised to us, and our battles will continue until no terrorist is left until our border with Iraq," Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara.Any drive by Turkish forces toward Manbij, part of Kurdish-held territory some 100 km (60 miles) east of Afrin, could threaten U.S. efforts in northern Syria.The United States has about 2,000 troops in Syria, officially as part of the international, U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State.U.S. forces were deployed in and around Manbij to deter Turkish and U.S.-backed rebels from attacking each other and have also carried out training missions in the area.Washington has angered Ankara by providing arms, training and air support to the Syrian Kurdish forces. Turkey sees the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a deadly insurgency in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast for three decades."How can a strategic partner do this to its partner?" Erdogan said, referring to the United States. "If we will wage a battle against terror together, we will either do this together or we will take care of ourselves."-HUMAN TOLL-Although the campaign is now in its seventh day, Turkish soldiers and their Free Syrian Army rebel allies appear to have made limited gains, held back by poor weather that has limited air support.Three Turkish soldiers and 11 of their Syrian rebel allies have been killed in clashes so far, Turkey's health minister said on Friday. A further 130 people were wounded, he said, without saying if they were civilians or combatants.Turkey said it had killed at least 343 militants since the operation started. The Kurdish-led forces have said Turkey was exaggerating the number it had killed.The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance spearheaded by the Kurdish YPG, said 308 fighters from the Turkish side had been killed in the first week of the incursion.Forty-three SDF fighters had died, including eight women, the SDF said. In addition, 134 civilians had been wounded and 59 killed, it said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group, said at least 38 civilians have been killed since the start of the operation, two of them by SDF shelling.Seven members of one family died and one was injured when a house collapsed under Turkish shelling in the early hours of Friday in the town of Maatala in Afrin region, the head of the Kurdish Red Crescent in Afrin, Nuri Sheikh Qanbar, said.  U.S. POLICY RETHINK? Military action by Turkey against the Kurdish fighters should prompt Washington to rethink its policy and address Turkish security concerns, President Tayyip Erdogan's chief diplomacy adviser said."The moment Turkey starts using its military power instead of soft power in the region, however sour ties are at that moment, it encourages Washington to stop and think," Gulnur Aybet told Reuters in an interview."I believe the U.S. will put forward some truly satisfying alternative solutions to ease Turkey's security concerns," she said.While Aybet did not elaborate on what such measures could include, she said they would follow on from a recent U.S. proposal to establish a "safe zone" in northern Syria.Turkey has said the United States has offered to work on a 30 km (19 mile) safe zone, but it says trust between the NATO allies must be restored for such a proposal to be considered.Aybet said Turkey was aware that a confrontation on the ground in Manbij carried risks of pushing ties to a breaking point."Everyone is aware of that risk. We hope that the Americans are aware, too," she said.The Kurdish-led autonomous administration that runs Afrin on Thursday called on the Syrian government to defend its border with Turkey in Afrin despite Damascus' stance against Kurdish autonomy.The Syrian government has said it is ready to target Turkish warplanes in its airspace, but has not intervened so far. It suspects the Kurds of wanting independence in the long-run.(Additional reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen in Istanbul; Tuvan Gumrukcu and Tulay Karadeniz in Ankara; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

PROOF HALF ON EARTH DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD (8 BILLION ON EARTH)

REVELATION 6:7-8 (8 BILLION- 2 BILLION = 6 BILLION)
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse:(CHLORES GREEN) and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth,(2 BILLION) to kill with sword,(WEAPONS) and with hunger,(FAMINE) and with death,(INCURABLE DISEASES) and with the beasts of the earth.(ANIMAL TO HUMAN DISEASE).

REVELATION 9:15,18 (6 BILLION - 2 BILLION = 4 BILLION)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,
18 By these three was the third part of men killed,(2 BILLION) by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMBS)

HALF OF EARTHS POPULATION DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION.(THESE VERSES ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)

LUKE 17:34-37 (8 TOTAL BILLION - 4 BILLION DEAD IN TRIB = 4 BILLION TO JESUS KINGDOM) (HALF DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD JUST LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS)(GOD DOES NOT LIE)(AND NOTICE MOST DIE IN WAR AND DISEASES-NOT COMETS-ASTEROIDS-QUAKES OR TSUNAMIS)
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other shall be left.(half earths population 4 billion die in the 7 yr trib)
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.(Christians have new bodies,this is the people against Jerusalem during the 7 yr treaty)(Christians bodies are not being eaten by the birds).THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES.BECAUSE NOT HALF OF PEOPLE ON EARTH ARE CHRISTIANS.AND THE CONTEXT IN LUKE 17 IS THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION OR 7 YR TREATY PERIOD.WHICH IS JUDGEMENT ON THE EARTH.NOT 50% RAPTURED TO HEAVEN.

MATTHEW 24:37-42 (THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-SURE NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
42 Watch therefore:(FOR THE LAST DAYS SIGNS HAPPENING) for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Scientists move Doomsday Clock ahead to 2 minutes to midnight-2nd time the clock, used as a metaphor to measure how close we are to destruction, has moved 30 seconds-By Nicole Mortillaro, CBC News Posted: Jan 25, 2018 9:58 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 25, 2018 12:19 PM ET

Robert Rosner, chairman of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, right, joined by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists member Lawrence Krauss, left, moves the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock to two minutes to midnight during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.Nicole Mortillaro-Senior Writer, Science and Technology.Nicole has an avid interest in all things science. As an amateur astronomer, Nicole can be found looking up at the night sky appreciating the marvels of our universe. She is the editor of the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the author of several books.The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the Doomsday Clock ahead by 30 seconds — to 11:58 p.m. — the symbolic time of civilization's destruction."It is with considerable concern that we set the Doomsday Clock, as of today," Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the organization, said during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "It is two minutes to midnight." The clock, first used in 1947, is a metaphor meant to measure how close we are to destroying the world. This is the second time the clock has come this close to midnight. The first was in 1953, after both the U.S. and Soviet Union tested their first thermonuclear bombs within six months of one another.'To call the world's nuclear state dire is to understate the danger and its immediacy.'- Rachel Bronson, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists-The first time the Doomsday Clock moved was after the Soviet Union successfully tested its first atomic bomb in 1949. It moved from the original seven minutes to midnight, to three minutes to midnight.Lawrence Krauss, chair of the Bulletin, said, "The danger of some sort of nuclear catastrophe is greater than it was in the Cold War." In 1991, at the end of the Cold War, the hands moved the farthest they've ever been: 17 minutes to midnight.In an uncharacteristic move, the scientists moved the clock by 30 seconds in 2017, to 2½ minutes to midnight. Typically, the clock is moved by the minute. The bulletin said at the time: "The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon." There have been heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over the past few months, which Bronson said did influence the changing of the time. "To call the world's nuclear state dire is to understate the danger and its immediacy," said Bronson.Just two days into the new year, U.S. President Donald Trump responded to a remark by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he had a nuclear button on his desk by tweeting: "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the 'Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times. Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!"North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!— @realDonaldTrump -While there has been some easing of tensions between North and South Korea after they agreed to participate in the Winter Olympics as one team, there are concerns about  North Korea's nuclear missiles.The country has reportedly conducted several tests of its rockets, with the latest — capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to North America — just last November.More than a nuclear risk-The group of scientists cited concerns of climate change and technological innovation, including artificial intelligence and cyber threats, in moving up the time.Sivan Kartha, who heads the bulletin's science and security board and is a senior scientist at the Stockholm Environmental Institute, emphasized concerns over climate change, noting that in 1953, the only time the clock has been this close to midnight, it wasn't even an issue."Since that time what we've dumped into the atmosphere has increased sixfold. And as a consequence, Earth has warmed by one degree," Kartha said.He noted decreasing ice in the Arctic, as well as catastrophic events such as the wildfires across the U.S. and Canada.The group also cited concerns over public distrust of political leaders and the media, saying it is drawing away from the focus on real threats."The nuclear situation this year is a strong concern," said Krauss. "We feel the world is getting more dangerous."

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

Heavy rain unearths ancient graves in backyard in Gaza-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 28, 2018

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian says he has discovered an ancient burial ground in the backyard of his house in the Gaza Strip.Abdelkarim al-Kafarna said Friday he found a tomb consisting of nine burial holes with bones and some clay pots.Archeologists in Gaza believe the site is about 2,000-year-old, dating back to the Roman era, when the territory was part of the far-flung Roman Empire. But they say further tests are needed to determine the exact age.Al-Kafaran said he found it by accident after heavy rains this week unearthed parts of the underground chamber.Gaza, now ruled by the Islamic militant group Hamas, is on the route between Egypt and ancient Levantine civilizations. It is packed with ancient archaeology endangered by urban sprawl, conflict and years of neglect.

Trump threatens to pull aid to Palestinians if they don't pursue peace-[Reuters]-By Steve Holland and Yara Bayoumy-YAHOONEWS-January 25, 2018

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to withhold aid to the Palestinians if they did not pursue peace with Israel, saying they had snubbed the United States by not meeting Vice President Mike Pence during a recent visit.Trump, speaking after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum, said he wanted peace. However, his remarks could further frustrate the aim of reviving long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks.Palestinians shunned Pence's visit to the region this month after Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and vowed to begin moving the U.S. embassy to the city, whose status is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Trump's endorsement in December of Israel's claim to Jerusalem as its capital drew universal condemnation from Arab leaders and criticism around the world. It also broke with decades of U.S. policy that the city's status must be decided in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians."When they disrespected us a week ago by not allowing our great vice president to see them, and we give them hundreds of millions of dollars in aid and support, tremendous numbers, numbers that nobody understands -- that money is on the table and that money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace," Trump said.The United States said this month it would withhold $65 million of $125 million it had planned to send to the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees. The UNRWA agency is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from U.N. states and the United states is the largest contributor.A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the United States had taken itself "off the table" as a peace mediator since it recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital."Palestinian rights are not up to any bargain and Jerusalem is not for sale. The United States can't have any role unless it retreats its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital," spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah told Reuters by phone from Jordan.Abbas has called Trump's Jerusalem declaration a "slap in the face" and has rejected Washington as an honest broker in any future talks with Israel. Abbas left for an overseas visit before Pence arrived.Abbas has said he would only accept a broad, internationally backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel. The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley also criticized Abbas.Israel's government regards Jerusalem as the eternal and indivisible capital of the country, although that is not recognized internationally. Palestinians see East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.Speaking in Davos, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said only the United States could broker a peace deal."I think there's no substitute for the United States. As the honest broker, as a facilitator, there's no other international body that would do it," Netanyahu said.Trump said Palestinians had to come to the negotiating table."Because I can tell you that Israel does want to make peace and they're going to have to want to make peace too or we're going to have nothing to do with them any longer," Trump said.Trump said his administration had a peace proposal in the works that was a "great proposal for Palestinians" which covers "a lot of the things that were over the years discussed or agreed on", without providing specifics.Trump said his declaration on Jerusalem took it off the negotiating table "and Israel will pay for that", adding "they'll do something that will be a very good thing" without elaborating.Earlier at the World Economic Forum, Jordanian King Abdullah said Jerusalem had to be part of a comprehensive solution.He said Trump's decision had created a backlash, frustrating Palestinians who felt there was no honest broker.But he added: "I'd like to reserve judgment because we're still waiting for the Americans to come out with their plan."King Abdullah’s Hashemite dynasty is the custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, making Jordan particularly sensitive to any changes of status there.The last talks collapsed in 2014, partly due to Israel's opposition to an attempted unity pact between Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas, and because of Israeli settlement building on occupied land that Palestinians seek for a state, among other factors.Palestinians want the West Bank for a future state, along with East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Most countries consider as illegal the Israeli settlements built in the territory which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war.Israel denies its settlements are illegal and says their future should be determined in peace talks.The United States has said it would support a two-state solution if the Israelis and Palestinians agreed to it.(Additional reporting by Ali Sawafta in RAMALLAH, Ari Rabinovitch in JERUSALEM, Michelle Nichols at the UNITED NATIONS and Noah Barkin and Dmitry Zhdannikov in DAVOS; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Mark Bendeich)

UN Security Council to inspect ‘Iranian-made’ missile debris-Washington adamant weapons fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels were provided by Tehran-By AFP-JAN 28,18-TOI

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council will travel to Washington on Monday to inspect debris from missiles allegedly provided by Iran to Yemen’s Houthi rebels and hold meetings at the White House, diplomats said.The ambassadors are expected to meet with President Donald Trump as the US administration seeks international action against Iran, diplomats said.US Ambassador Nikki Haley last month presented the fragments as “undeniable” evidence that a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels at Saudi Arabia in November was Iranian-made.That claim was bolstered when a UN panel of experts concluded in a recent report to the council that Iran had violated the arms embargo on Yemen by failing to block supplies of missiles to the rebels.Haley has invited her UN counterparts to see the missile debris stored in a warehouse at a Washington military base.“The evidence is undeniable. The weapons might as well have had ‘Made in Iran’ stickers all over it,” Haley told a press conference last month.The “evidence” stored in Washington includes other pieces of military material allegedly provided by Iran including fragments of an anti-tank missile and drones.Iran has strongly denied arming the Houthis and last month accused Haley of presenting “fabricated” evidence that the November 4 missile fired at Riyadh airport was Iranian-made.Haley is seeking to persuade the Security Council to take action against Iran, possibly by imposing sanctions, but will likely face opposition from Russia, which has friendly ties with Tehran.A separate report last month said UN officials had examined the missile fragments and found that they were of “common origin” but they were unable to reach any firm conclusions about whether Iran was the source.The US mission did not immediately respond to a request for information about the council visit to Washington.It will be the second time that the top UN envoys meet with Trump, who sat down for a lunch meeting with the ambassadors in April last year.Relations between the United Nations and the US administration have been strained over Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, his threats to scrap the Iran nuclear deal and funding cuts.The council voted 14-1 to reject Trump’s Jerusalem decision, prompting Haley to resort to the US veto to block the condemnation.The General Assembly later approved by a vote of 128 to 9, with 35 abstentions, the same resolution.

Israel agrees to sell 30 aging F-16 planes to Croatia-Agreement, advanced during Netanyahu's meeting with PM Andrej Plenkovic, said to be worth half a billion dollars; still requires US approval-By Jacob Magid-TOI-JAN 28,18

DAVOS, Switzerland — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic agreed to move forward with the sale of Israeli F-16s to Croatia on Thursday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Friday.The arrangement was advanced during a meeting held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.The deal — which will send some 30 F-16s to Croatia — is estimated to be worth half a billion dollars, according to Hadashot news.However, the sale is still subject to the terms of a tender in Croatia and also requires US approval, as Washington produces the planes.Israel has been seeking a buyer for the aging fleet that its Air Force stopped using a number of years ago, according to Hadashot news. Some 30 old planes have been retired by Israel’s Air Force in recent years.Also during their meeting Thursday, the two leaders agreed to expand cooperation on various fronts including on economic issues, security and tourism, the PMO said.Netanyahu flew home Friday morning from Davos after two days of marathon meetings with over a dozen world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel  and Rwandan President Paul Kagabe.Prior to boarding his plane back to Israel, the prime minister summarized the trip to reporters, simply saying “these are good days for Israel.”

Islamic State planned Paris-style attack for Barcelona: report-The assault, which intended to use Kalashnikov rifles and bombs in multiple crowded spaces, was foiled by the arrest of a Moroccan member of the cell-By AFP-JAN 28,18-TOI

MADRID — The Islamic State group planned a Paris-style attack on crowded areas in Barcelona weeks before its November 2015 rampage in the French capital, according to a report published in a US magazine.An IS network had planned to attack crowded public places in Spain’s second city in September 2015 but was disrupted by the arrest of the operative at the center of it, Moroccan national Abdeljalil Ait el-Kaid, according to the report published in CTC Sentinel, a US-based publication that researches terrorism.“Investigators have learned the disrupted plot to strike Barcelona was meant to be similar to the one later executed in Paris, and was meant to also involve operatives from France and Belgium with whom el-Kaid was meant to link up with,” it said.“As with the Paris attacks, the Barcelona plan was to involve the use of Kalashnikov rifles and bombs in multiple crowded spaces, such as concert halls, dining areas, and sports events,” it added.The report, published in the January edition of CTS Sentinel, was prepared by two top researchers on global terrorism at the Real Institute Elcano, a Madrid think tank.It was based on interviews with police, intelligence officers, and judicial officials with knowledge of the case, as well as judicial documents that are not subject to a gag order.El-Kaid lived in Torrevieja on the Mediterranean coast of Spain until September 2014, when he left to join the Islamic State group in Syria.There, he allegedly joined the circle of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian who allegedly led the cell that carried out the Paris attacks that killed 130 people.El-Kaid was arrested in June 2015 in Warsaw, Poland, while in transit from Istanbul on his way back to Spain on Abaaoud’s orders, to prepare the attack in Barcelona, according to the report.This plot was not related to the attacks in Barcelona and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils in August 2017 that killed 16 people, according to the researchers.The only survivor among the 10 gunmen who carried out the killing spree in Paris on the night of November 13, Salah Abdeslam, is due to appear in court in Belgium early next month.The heavily armed jihadists attacked the national stadium, bars and restaurants in the French capital, as well as the Bataclan concert venue, in a bloodbath claimed by IS.

Jerusalem of Trump, Ashdod of Liberman-The US president's comments on the capital are seen as a win for Israel and the defense minister's weekend consumerism may be a win for his party-By Joshua Davidovich-JAN 28,18-TOI

If the front pages of Israeli newspapers are an accurate reflection of the zeitgeist of the nation, then what they say Friday morning is that there is not much doing in US president Donald Trump’s strongest comments yet about withholding Palestinian aid and taking Jerusalem “off the table.”While the news is certainly near the top of coverage, only Israel Hayom leads its front page with coverage from Davos, and even then the treatment is somewhat modest by the paper’s standards. The other dailies, meanwhile, devote far more front page real estate to domestic issues, such as the plight of African migrants deported from Israel and heavy rains across the country.What coverage there is of the meeting between Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu focuses mainly on the president’s assertion that he’s made talks easier by removing Jerusalem from negotiations, and that if the Palestinians don’t come to the table, they will lose out on the almighty dollar.“No talks, no money,” reads a headline in Israel Hayom, writing that, “Trump dramatically shifted the parameters of all future talks between Israel and the Palestinians, and for the first time clearly placed the full burden of responsibility for creating a peace process on the Palestinians.”In Yedioth’s telling, Trump “sharpened his stance against the Palestinians.”Haaretz, though, notes that what changed isn’t necessarily the parameters of the talks but the administration stance, with his statements “contradicting what he himself said and what his vice president recently told Israelis: that the US decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital will not influence the final status of its borders.”Apparent u-turns notwithstanding, Israel Hayom columnist Amnon Lorde writes that Trump’s alignment with Netanyahu won’t spell the end of the Palestinians, but it does signal the demise of “Palestinianism.”“There is a country called Israel and it has a capital and that’s the truth, and it needs to be recognized. This is the correct side of history,” he writes. “Is it possible now to return to talks? The answer is yes. But the Palestinians will need to get used to a situation in which Israel comes to the table from a position of strength, and the goals of talks will be limited to upgrading Palestinian sovereignty to something less than a state. What are thought to be the core issues won’t come up anytime soon.”Jerusalem may be off the table, but Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s future is certainly up for debate, with the Yisrael Beytenu head making news both for fights over Shabbat and who can be heard on the army’s radio station.Liberman’s decision to go shopping in Ashdod to protest the city trying to shut stores on the Jewish day of rest — seemingly at the behest of Interior Minister Aryeh Deri — speaks volumes about the right-secular party and its future, Haaretz’s Yossi Verter writes.“Liberman’s perfectly normal act of weekend shopping – which only in Israel is headline news – is shaking up the coalition, some of whose members are demanding the prime minister’s intervention. What this shows is that Yisrael Beiteinu intends to run independently in the next election,” he writes.In Yedioth, Sima Kadmon also notices Liberman trying to help himself to some media attention and votes.“After weeks of relative quiet, Avigdor Liberman went this week on the attack. It began with a well-publicized visit to Ashdod on Saturday and continued throughout the week, raising the question of whether there is a connection between the number of mandates received by Yisrael Beytenu in the recent polls and the defense minister’s activism on issues that are not in the military sphere,” she writes. “When I ask the question to Liberman, he says in his refined language that whoever says this is a complete idiot.”Liberman’s various plays have gotten little attention in Israel Hayom, seen as closely aligned with Netanyahu, a possible sign that the prime minister indeed sees him as an increasing threat. Then again, the right-wing paper never quite aligns with the other dailies, and while attention has focused elsewhere on pilots and others who are fighting against Netanyahu’s plan to deport migrants, the paper runs an interview with pilot-cum-MK Yoav Kisch (Jewish Home), who says he’ll fly the migrants back to Africa himself if need be.“The infiltrators, who returned of their own will, were mostly from Eritrea,” he says, using the government’s preferred term for asylum-seekers. “If there were truly danger to their life there, as they claim, they would do everything to go back to some other place. The claim that Israel is sending these migrants to their deaths is lies and slander.”In Haaretz, though, reporter Tamar Baras finds that life isn’t exactly peaches for those sent back to South Sudan , with famine, war, and children dying. Rami Gudovich, a social worker dealing with the migrants, says some 100 who have returned to South Sudan have died, there have been several accounts of rape, and things are just as bad in other East African countries as well.“Sometimes I think it’s better to go back to Israel and be in jail,” one former asylum-seeker tells the paper.

As Gaza approaches ‘famine,’ Israel, rather than world, appears most concerned-Following US aid cuts from UNRWA, Palestinian residents hold near-daily protests and coastal enclave appears on brink of economic collapse-By Avi Issacharoff-TOI-JAN 28,18

Residents of the Gaza Strip are growing increasingly desperate over food shortages, with some saying it’s only a matter of time before Palestinians march on the Erez crossing that straddles the border with Israel “just out of distress.”“Gaza is heading towards famine,” a longtime friend of this reporter said. “It is only a question of time, and we will get there.”He added, “There are already cases of families who simply don’t have anything to eat, and the UNRWA budget cuts will only make things worse” — a reference to recent US cuts to the UN Palestinian aid agency.Recently, nearly every day has seen semi-spontaneous protests, mostly by civilians, who have no livelihood and are seeking to raise international awareness of their plight.This week, a news agency broadcast an interview with a Khan Younis resident who was offering to sell his son, held in his arms.“Every day his mother tells me to get him something to eat,” the man said, “and I have nothing to give him.” Behind him were dozens of residents protesting the economic situation in Gaza.Monday and Tuesday saw general trade strikes in the Strip, perhaps born of a hope, or fantasy, that such a step would serve as a wake-up call to the world, Israel, Egypt or the Palestinian Authority.But the world is far from being concerned with Gaza at the moment. The Strip is on the brink of economic collapse, but very few are taking an interest.Although Gazans tend to blame Israel for their situation, it is actually the Jewish state that seems to be trying to encourage improved economic conditions.The Palestinian Authority recently decided to renew the electricity supply to Gaza by resuming payments for power generated by Israel (now providing power to homes for six hours, followed by 12 hours of darkness).But the decision to renew the power supply was not due to a sudden stroke of generosity by the PA. According to sources, it was the result of an ultimatum by Israel: The Jewish state warned the PA that if it didn’t renew payments for the Gaza power bill, the Israeli government would cover the costs with PA tax money it collects. Ramallah understood the message and made a public show of renewing electricity payments.At any rate, the two additional hours of power will not do much to change the economic situation in the Strip.It was also Israel that recently went against standard policy by approving the entry of materials into Gaza that are considered dual-purpose — that is, they could be used by Hamas to build tunnels or manufacture weaponry.Last week, wood supplies — in the past a source of tunnel beams — were allowed in to the Strip. Before that, approval was given to supplies of cement, iron, gas, fuels, and other materials.The general hardship, however, means these dual-purpose materials are not in very high demand. One Gaza trader said there was only a 20 percent demand for the cement that Israel allowed in.Perhaps the most pressing problem in Gaza these days is connected to government employees, both those of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.For more than two months, the 45,000 Hamas officials in Gaza have not received their wages. In Hamas’s view, the PA is supposed to pay, but the PA refuses due to the terror group’s refusal to hand over control of the territory.On top of this are the thousands of PA officials who were forced out on pension. Possibly joining them now will be the 13,000 UNRWA officials, who can apparently expect to receive only half of their wages in the coming month as a result of US cuts.And so economic activity in Gaza has been reduced dramatically. Unemployment figures have reached some 46.6%. Over a million people — half the population –need UNRWA food packages to survive the month.One figure that should ring alarm bells in Israel relates to the demand for goods from the Jewish state. According to Palestinian figures, over a year ago the number of trucks carrying goods into the Gaza Strip every day was around 800-1,000, whereas now that has dropped to an average of just 370. This is not because of Israeli measures, but rather because the Gazans have no money to spend.“There were over 100,000 police clarifications because of checks that bounced,” my friend said. “Every day workers are fired in the biggest trade companies, or they close.”Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? At the moment, it appears not. A reconciliation between bitter rivals Fatah and Hamas has faded (again). Hamas and the Fatah-dominated PA are still at loggerheads, separate and hostile.Egyptian Intelligence Minister Khaled Fawzy, considered the godfather of the reconciliation process, was fired last week. The man chosen to replace him is Abbas Kamil, one of the great enemies of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.Or, in other words, not exactly the kind of person who sees Hamas as a strategic partner.-The heir to Mahmoud Abbas-The recent crisis between the PA and the US, between US President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, again highlights the question of what will be “the day after” the Palestinian leader departs the political stage.There are more than a few sources in the Palestinian territories who claim “the day after” is already here. Senior figures in Fatah and the PLO have already opened campaigns for the succession, even though Abbas is still ruling. Meanwhile, two of the names that have been raised in recent years seem a little less relevant due to deteriorating health.One is the secretary-general of the PLO executive committee, Saeb Erekat, who recently underwent a lung transplant in the US.The other is the head of the Palestinian general intelligence service, Majed Faraj. According to Ramallah sources, Faraj has not been in the best of health and has needed intensive treatment. It is not clear if it was for those reasons or others that Faraj did not travel with Abbas to Brussels to meet with representatives of the European Union this week. He also skipped a summit in Cairo.  He was at the opening of a recent PLO central committee conference in Ramallah but didn’t attend the second day of meetings.So who then is in the running? Deputy Chairman of Fatah Mahmoud al-Aloul has ostensibly emerged as one of the dominant forces. (The Fatah leadership is the body that will apparently decide the heir.) He is responsible for Fatah’s Tanzim militias, appears often at Fatah events, and has cast himself as more extreme than Abbas — perhaps boosting his support among party members in the process.He is located in Nablus and there are those who claim al-Aloul is preparing his followers for a possible physical battle over the succession.And then there is Jibril Rajoub, who continues to intensively deal with Palestinian sport and soccer, and Tawfik Tirawi who is still depicted as the “bad boy” of the Fatah leadership.Not to be forgotten is the man in an Israeli prison, Marwan Barghouti, convicted for his part in the murder of five Israelis in terror attacks. He was and remains the most popular figure in the territories. These days, however, Barghouti doesn’t have a real grip on the Fatah leadership, since those closest to him are being kept at a distance.