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, August 06, 2018

JERUSALEM FAST TRACKS USA EMBASSY EXPANSION.

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)

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

Jerusalem fast-tracks approval of major US embassy expansion-Mayor signs permits for 700-square-meter annex at former consulate, including new offices, service areas and entrances-By TOI staff-AUG 5,18

The Jerusalem municipality fast-tracked building permits to enlarge the size of the US embassy, which relocated to the capital on May 14.The plans, reported by Hadashot TV news on Thursday, include an expansion of office space, creation of new entrances, and additional areas for providing services to the public.In total, the council approved an expansion of 700 square meters (7,500 square feet) — 350 square meters (3,700 square feet) below ground and 350 square meters enlarging the existing second floor.The expansion will allow more staff and services to be transferred from the former Tel Aviv embassy to the compound in the capital.An official in the Jerusalem municipality said that it was only the first stage in the planned expansion at the embassy site.Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat welcomed the expansion.“The permits that I signed yesterday for the US embassy in Jerusalem are another stage in establishing and setting the role of the embassy in Israel’s capital,” he said.Barkat added that the approval for the extensions “will strengthen the connection between Israel and the US,” adding that he also wanted to support the “strategic decision” of US President Donald Trump to move the embassy to Jerusalem last December.Trump’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy delighted the Israelis and enraged the Palestinians, who want to establish their future capital in the east of the city, and who say Trump’s decision ignores their demands.In order to quickly open the embassy in time for Israel’s 70th anniversary, the existing consulate was repurposed, pending planning and construction of a new embassy, ​​a long-term project, according to the US State Department.“We’re going to have it built very quickly and inexpensively,” Trump told reporters in March following his decision months earlier to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy there. “They put an order in front of my desk last week for $1 billion. … We’re actually doing it for about $250,000, so check that out.”Trump repeated that and similar claims numerous times, eventually raising the price to $400,000 during a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.However, the Maryland-based firm Desbuild Limak D&K was awarded a $21.2 million contract to design and build “compound security upgrades” to the embassy, according to documents made public in July and first reported by Al-Monitor.The Trump administration has not announced when it plans to begin construction on a permanent embassy.The opening of the embassy in Jerusalem provoked deadly riots in Gaza and the West Bank.At least 63 Palestinians were killed on the Gaza border on the day the embassy was opened, making it the most bloody day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 war. At least 50 of them were Hamas members, the terror group has acknowledged.The protests at Israel’s border peaked on May 14, when some 40,000 Gazans protested and rioted along the fence and violent clashes took place between troops and Palestinians.

White House bolstering Mideast team ahead of peace plan rollout-National Security Council asks agencies to volunteer staff for Kushner, in first tangible sign in months that administration is advancing Israeli-Palestinian talks proposal-By AP-TOI-AUG 5,18

WASHINGTON — US officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.The National Security Council last week began approaching other agencies seeking volunteers to join the team, which will work for US President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace pointmen Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, according to the officials.The team, which is being set up to organize the peace plan’s public presentation and any negotiations that may ensue, will comprise three units: one concentrating on its political and security details, one on its significant economic focus and one on strategic communications, the officials said.The creation of a White House team is the first evidence in months that a plan is advancing. Although Trump officials have long promised the most comprehensive package ever put forward toward resolving the conflict, the emerging plan has not been described with even a small amount of detail by Kushner, Greenblatt or any other official.Timing on the release of the plan remains undecided. The State Department, Pentagon, intelligence agencies and Congress have been asked to detail personnel to the team for six months to a year, according to the officials, who were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.The agencies declined to comment but an NSC official said that Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, and Greenblatt, Trump’s special envoy for international negotiations, “are expanding their team and the resources available as they finalize the details and rollout strategy of the peace initiative.”White House officials say the plan will focus on pragmatic details, rather than top-line concepts, that will be able to easier win public support.Yet the Palestinian leadership has been openly hostile to any proposal from the Trump administration, citing what it says is a pro-Israel bias, notably after Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December and moved the US embassy there from Tel Aviv in May. Since the Palestinian Authority and its President Mahmoud Abbas broke off contact after the Jerusalem announcement, the US negotiating team has been talking to independent Palestinian experts.The White House expects that the Palestinian Authority will engage on the plan and has been resisting congressional demands to fully close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington because Greenblatt and Kushner want to keep that channel open. But officials have offered little evidence to back that up.Palestinian alienation has continued to grow as millions of dollars in US assistance remains on hold and appears likely to be cut entirely. With just two months left in the current budget year, less than half of the planned $251 million in US aid planned for the Palestinians in 2018 — $92.8 million — has been reported spent, according to the government’s online tracker, www.foreignassistance.gov.On Thursday, a State Department employee told the Times of Israel that some $42 million had been transferred in May to fund security cooperation between Israel and the PA.The remaining amount is still on hold as is an additional $65 million in frozen US assistance to the UN Relief and Works Agency, which provides services to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan and Lebanon.In addition, Israel’s response to the plan is far from certain. Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is one of Trump’s top foreign allies, it remains unclear if he will back massive investment in Gaza, which is run by Hamas, which Israel and the US label a terror group. Netanyahu could also balk at concessions in the West Bank the plan may envision.-Plan not yet finalized-For the plan to succeed or even survive the starting gate, it will need at least initial buy-in from both Israel and the Palestinians as well as from the Gulf Arab states, which officials say will be asked to substantially bankroll its economic portion. Arab officials have thus far adopted a wait-and-see approach.Officials say there will never be a perfect time for the roll-out, but that they are laying the groundwork now for when an opportune time becomes apparent. The plan is not done, but is being finalized, including an economic development proposal for the Palestinian people that foresees major infrastructure and industrial work, particularly in Gaza.The officials believe that the hope of a better economic future for the Palestinians coupled with progress on that front, the Palestinians may be willing to delay or modify what have been intractable and to-date unresolvable demands from Israel.Those include the right for Palestinian refugees to return to lands they abandoned or were forced from, the recognition of east Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestine.And, they plan to appeal to all sides of the conflict not to let the disagreements of the past hold back their children’s futures, according to the officials.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

Exiled Hamas leaders enter Gaza to discuss truce with Israel-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 5, 2018

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's ruling Hamas says exiled members of its decision-making political bureau have entered the territory for high-level discussions about an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire deal with Israel.The Hamas website Safa said Friday this marks the first time all members of the political bureau have come together in Gaza. It says the delegation arriving from exile late Thursday included Saleh Arouri, a founder of the Hamas military wing wanted by Israel.Hamas officials have said guarantees were given that the delegation would not be targeted by Israel and that progress has been made toward a truce that could pave the way for a U.N.-led reconstruction of Gaza.Separately, Israel's prime minister has put off a planned South America trip and called a special Cabinet meeting Sunday to monitor Gaza developments.

With no anti-Israel record, head of UN Gaza probe offers rare sliver of hope-Although appointed by 'most biased agency in the world,' David Crane looks like a better choice for the Jewish state than his predecessors; hence the silence from Jerusalem-By Raphael Ahren-TOI-AUG 5,18

The pro-Israel community responded with near-total disinterest to last week’s appointment of US law professor and former war crime prosecutor David Crane to head the United Nations Human Rights Council’s probe into this summer’s riots at the Gaza border.Officially, Israel rejects the “Commission of Inquiry” itself, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the organization that commissioned it is “hypocritical and biased,” and only wants to “harm Israel and back terrorism.”But somewhat surprisingly, Jerusalem has yet to comment on the person who will lead the investigation.More than a week after Crane, who until March was a law professor at Syracuse University, was appointed to lead the three-person team, the Foreign Ministry still refuses to comment on the matter.The silence is likely indicative of the fact that after years of publishing reports written by known anti-Israel jurists, the Human Rights Council may have finally chosen somebody who, at least in his public statements, does not seem to be overly critical of the Jewish state. Officials may quietly hope that he will be impartial, or at least give Israel a fairer shake than his predecessors have.The choice has even managed to win moderate praise — or at least not condemnation — from the heads of NGOs normally ultra skeptical toward any UN action on Israel, though the council’s record has still left plenty of room for consternation.Israel tends toward disproportional responses, which just fuel further anger-Crane, who served in the US federal government for more than 30 years before he became founding chief prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, has, in the past, written about Israeli-Palestinian violence.“Every nation has a right to defend its citizens… but you must launch an attack in a proportional way and can’t cause unnecessary suffering for civilians,” he said in 2006. “Israel tends toward disproportional responses, which just fuel further anger [in the region].”In 2009, Crane told CBS News that Hamas firing rockets at civilians violates the laws of war.But, he added, violations on one side do not excuse them on the other. “Even if the other side is not following the laws, you cannot step away from them.”In determining whether Israeli troops were justified in shelling a building with dozens of civilians, one must find out whether they were aware of the likely civilian casualties, or if they merely knew that “they were being fired upon,” he said.Reached by The Times of Israel this week, Crane said he and his colleagues will not give interviews about the probe.  However, he provided this statement: “As Chair of the Commission of Inquiry for Gaza and East Jerusalem I can assure all parties and constituents that the Commission will conduct its investigation fairly and with an open mind with no preconceived positions or perspectives.”Asked about his personal background, including his term as legal adviser to the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai in 1983, he merely offered: “I fell in love with all of the diving opportunities in the Gulf of Aqaba from Naama Bay to Eilat.”-Schabas was ‘disqualified’ from the very start-In 2014, officials in Jerusalem and pro-Israel advocates immediately cried foul after the Human Rights Council appointed Canadian jurist William Schabas to head a probe into Israel’s 2014 war with Hamas.At the time, the Foreign Ministry not only denounced the Commission of Inquiry as a “kangaroo court,” but also took aim at the person heading it.“The appointment of the chairman of the committee, whose opinions and positions against Israel are well-known, proves beyond any doubt that Israel cannot expect justice from such a body,” the ministry said at the time.The commission’s final report “has already been written and at the moment it has only been defined who will sign on it.”In December of that year, UN Watch, a Geneva-based pro-Israel watchdog, filed a legal request demanding Schabas step down as the inquiry’s head.Among other complaints, it cited the legal scholar calling Hamas “a political party” legitimately representing the Palestinian people’s aspiration for statehood.In 2012, Schabas had said he wished to see Netanyahu tried at the International Criminal Court. UN Watch’s executive director Hillel Neuer said at the time that the statement clearly indicated his bias against Israel.“That statement alone is sufficient to disqualify Professor Schabas on the question of whether he can impartially sit on this panel,” he said.Schabas did not let the attacks on him go unanswered.“What has to happen in a commission like this is that people like myself have to put anything they may have thought and said behind them and to approach their mandate in the most fair and objective and impartial manner possible. And that’s what I intend to do,” he told Israel’s Channel 2 news in August 2014.Schabas nonetheless quit a few months later, after it was revealed that in 2012 the Palestine Liberation Organization had paid him $1,300 for a legal opinion. He has since resumed his vocal opposition to Israeli policies.Posted by William Schabas on Friday, 13 July 2018-In the summer of 2014, US jurist Mary McGowan Davis replaced Schabas as the head of the Gaza inquiry. The report she eventually issued had its share of problematic and questionable elements — it legitimated Hamas attack tunnels, to give just one example. But it was received in Israel with considerably less criticism than judge Richard Goldstone’s report on Operation Cast Lead.Goldstone, a Jewish judge from South Africa, was severely criticized and even personally ostracized after his report accused Israel of “deliberately” targeting Palestinian civilians. He later partially retracted that claim.Crane has a considerably better record than any of his predecessors, pro-Israel groups said, but at the same time they cautioned against having high hopes for the report he is about to write.“Crane is an unusual appointment compared to previous Human Rights Council choices. He does not have a record of obsessive hostility to Israel,” said Gerald Steinberg, an Israeli political science professor and the president of a pro-Israel nonprofit watchdog NGO Monitor.In contrast to Schabas and Goldstone, Crane has “extensive experience in applying legal frameworks in modern warfare, particularly regarding Syria,” Steinberg told The Times of Israel.Neuer said Crane was a far cry from Schabas, but said some concerns remained.“There are some statements Crane has made concerning Israel’s self-defense over the past years that were problematic and that seem to have been partisan against Israel. So there are some fair questions about his record.” he said.While Neuer said Crane’s public record suggests he’ll approach the subject with less prejudices than his predecessors, he expressed anxiety given the record of the body that charged him with preparing the report.“One has to question the judgment of anyone who works for the UN Human Rights Council. It’s the most biased agency in the world when it comes to Israel,” Neuer said.It’s disturbing that any objective jurist would want to work with the Human Rights Council when it comes to Israel-The Geneva-based council has a permanent agenda item forcing it to discuss Israel’s alleged human rights violation every time it meets. No other country has its own agenda item.The resolution that created the council’s “Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” is “entirely one-sided,” according to Neuer.Indeed, the text “condemns the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians,” but doesn’t once mention Hamas, the internationally recognized terrorist organization that provoked this summer’s clashes at the Gaza border.Given that the council already declared Israel guilty of letting Hamas off the hook, “it’s disturbing that any objective jurist would want to work with the Human Rights Council when it comes to Israel,” Neuer said.Even if Crane “breaks with all precedent” and attempts to be impartial, it is far from guaranteed that his probe’s final report will be fair to Israel, Neuer said.In previous reports, key chapters were not written by the commission’s head but by Geneva-based Human Rights Council staff — some of whom are sworn enemies of Israel, Neuer said.“We know that no matter what, the council will eventually condemn Israel. Why would anyone go along with it,” he asked.

Russian, Turkish foreign ministers discuss ties: Russian ministry-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-August 5, 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed bilateral relations and the international agenda on Thursday during a trip to Singapore, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.The ministers spoke on the sidelines of a meeting of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the ministry said.(Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams)

EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

HOSEA 4:1-3
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

DEUTORONOMY 28:22-24
22  The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
GENESIS 7:6-12
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.

More than 130,000 evacuated as tropical storm hits Shanghai-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 5, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — More than 130,000 people have been evacuated to shelters as a tropical storm slammed into Shanghai.Downgraded from a typhoon, Tropical Storm Jongdari arrived in the Chinese financial hub on Friday morning packing powerful winds. It is expected to gradually weaken as it moves westward into the Yangtze River delta.It had earlier disrupted transportation and knocked out power to thousands of homes in Japan, leaving at least 16 people injured. There were no immediate reports of damage in Shanghai, although 151 flights at the city's two airports had been cancelled and 122 parks across the sprawling urban area had been closed.Jongdari, which means skylark in Korean, is the 12th typhoon of the season.

Crews battling deadly California wildfire slowed by returning winds-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-By Steve Gorman-August 5, 2018

(Reuters) - Crews battling a deadly wildfire in northern California faced a resurgence of gusty winds on Thursday, hampering progress they were making this week to keep the blaze from spreading further.The 11-day-old Carr Fire, which has scorched nearly 127,000 acres (54,000 hectares) in the scenic Shasta-Trinity region north of Sacramento, remains the largest and most fearsome of 18 significant wildfires burning across California and more than 100 nationwide.After three days of light winds that had helped firefighters make significant headway, a "red flag" warning for heightened fire danger was posted on Thursday, citing increasing winds in the forecast through Saturday.Strong gusts began kicking up again on Wednesday night across upper ridge lines of the fire's mountainous western flank, where the blaze, sparked by a vehicle malfunction on July 23, was still burning largely unchecked.Those gusts were slowing efforts in the steep, rugged terrain to carve out buffer zones in front of the fire's leading edge, said Gabriel Lauderdale, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire).With high winds expected to worsen, throwing hot embers over containment lines, "we could continue to see those conditions pose difficulty for us into the night-time hours," he told Reuters by telephone. A CalFire status update issued hours later said that "low relative humidity and an unstable atmosphere have increased fire behavior."The blaze, stoked by drought-parched vegetation and triple-digit temperatures, has killed six people and reduced 1,555 structures to smoldering ruins, including 10,600 homes. It ranks as the sixth most destructive California wildfire on record.Firefighters were fighting to keep flames from spilling over a ridge dividing Shasta and Trinity counties. Failure to hold that line would put the evacuated town of Lewiston, just 3 miles to the west, in harm's way, said Lauderdale at CalFire.Over 4,300 personnel assigned to the blaze have carved containment lines around 37 percent of the perimeter of the blaze.Lauderdale said 24,285 residents remained displaced as of Thursday morning - down from a peak of 38,000 - but the number was dwindling as more residents were allowed to return.Scott McLean, another CalFire spokesman, said roughly 40,000 people were under evacuation orders statewide, many from a pair of fires burning close together at the southern end of the Mendocino National Forest.More than 100 large wildfires were burning across 13 Western states, having consumed more than 1.4 million (582,000 hectares), according to the National Interagency Fire Center.An estimated 27,000 firefighters have been deployed throughout the West, with California alone accounting for 13,000 of them, CalFire director Ken Pimlott said this week. Many of the fire personnel were being sent from out of state.On Thursday, a special contingent of 100 firefighters from Australia and New Zealand took off from Sydney en route to U.S. assignments reinforcing exhausted fire crews in northern California, Oregon and Washington state.(Reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; additional reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; editing by Grant McCool & Simon Cameron-Moore)

Hector becomes a hurricane over Pacific, far from land-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 5, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Hector has formed far out in the Pacific Ocean and forecasters say they expect it to continue gaining force.The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hector will continue to move deeper into the Pacific and won't pose a threat to land over the next few days, but it could grow into a major hurricane.Hector had maximum sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph) Thursday night. It was centered about 1,265 miles (2,040 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula and it was moving toward the west at 13 mph (20 kph).

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Iran launches military drill in Persian Gulf — US-Several dozen boats take part in exercise amid increased tensions over renewal of US sanctions and threats to close Hormuz shipping lane-By AFP-TOI-AUG 5,18

Iran launched a naval exercise in the Persian Gulf on Thursday, just days before the US reimposes sanctions on Tehran, a defense official told AFP.The timing of the exercise is unusual, as it appears to be similar in scale and nature to a drill that ordinarily happens later in the autumn.The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said several dozen boats were out training early Thursday morning.The vessels are mostly small attack boats, and there have been no interactions with US ships in the area, the official added.In a statement, Captain Bill Urban, the military’s Central Command spokesman, said the US was “aware of an increase” in Iranian naval operations in the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman.“We are monitoring it closely, and will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce in international waterways,” Urban said.On Wednesday, US officials told CNN they believed Iran’s hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps was gearing up for a large-scale drill in the Strait of Hormuz, one of the world’s most important oil shipping lanes.The exercises come at a time of increased tension between Iran and the United States, which has pulled out of a historic nuclear pact and is slapping fresh sanctions on Tehran on Monday.Iranian leaders have threatened several times in recent weeks to close the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for the renewal of sanctions.US officials in recent years have accused both the regular Iranian navy and the IRGC of routinely harassing American warships in the Gulf.But so far this year, to the befuddlement of some military officials, there have been no such incidents.The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps is a paramilitary force that answers directly to the Islamic republic’s supreme leader.In January 2016, the Iranians briefly captured the crew of two small US patrol boats that strayed into Iranian waters. The 10 US sailors were released 24 hours later.

Syria claims to down ‘hostile target’ during airstrike near Damascus-Loud explosions reported west of Syrian capital, where Israel has reportedly attacked an Iranian base in the past-By TOI staff-5 August 2018

Syria said late Thursday that its air defenses destroyed an unspecified enemy target during an attempted airstrike west of Damascus, as residents reported a series of loud explosions around the Syrian capital.The statement, published in official state media Sana, said Syrian air defenses “engaged a hostile target and destroyed it,” but gave no further details.The pro-government al-Masdar news service said that air defenses fired several missiles to fend off an attack near the el-Kisweh region and that it was not clear if the Syrian missiles were fired at an aircraft, drone or incoming rockets.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that a “missile attack hit regime and pro-regime forces positions west of Damascus” without being able to identify the side responsible.Israel has been blamed for previous attacks on a suspected Iranian military base in the el-Kisweh area. An attack in May killed at least nine Iranians.#Pt. Video showing air defenses tonight SW. of #Damascus (area of #Qatana). Military source says one "hostile object" downed. Target(s) & outcome remain unclear. https://t.co/IE2UypdNm2 pic.twitter.com/Maz1sw3Meg— Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) August 2, 2018-Israel has carried out dozens of strikes in Syria in recent months and been blamed for dozens more, which it has not acknowledged.Israel has vowed not to let Iran establish a military presence in Syria.There was no immediate comment from the IDF.AFP contributed to this report.

Iran's foreign minister says China 'pivotal' to salvaging its nuclear deal-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-August 5, 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister said on Friday China was "pivotal" to salvaging a multilateral nuclear agreement for the Middle Eastern country after the United States pulled out of the pact earlier this year.U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 deal in May. International sanctions were lifted under the pact between world powers and Tehran in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program.Trump has ordered U.S. sanctions on Tehran, while a senior State Department official said Washington has told allies to cut imports of Iranian oil by November. Iran and other signatories, including China, have been trying to salvage the deal."The role of China in the implementation of JCPOA, in achieving JCPOA, and now in sustaining JCPOA, will be pivotal," Mohammad Javad Zarif said, referring to the technical name for the nuclear deal.(Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Writing by John Geddie; Editing by Paul Tait)

China, ASEAN navies stage 1st emergency drills amid feud-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-JIM GOMEZ and ANNABELLE LIANG-August 5, 2018

SINGAPORE (AP) — Chinese and Southeast Asian naval forces staged their first computer-simulated drills so they can jointly respond to emergencies and build trust amid the long-seething disputes in the South China Sea.The two-day exercises that ended Friday involved more than 40 sailors from China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. They worked on search and rescue scenarios following a mock ship collision.Singapore's navy hosted the drills at a training center in Changi naval base, where officers coordinated their force deployments and helicopter landings on navy ships. They monitored developments on three giant screens, including one showing the location of a collision between an oil tanker, which supposedly caught fire, and a passenger ship that sank and scattered people in the high seas.It's a successful prelude to actual maneuvers at sea that are planned for October in China, said Col. Lim Yu Chuan of the Singapore navy."The exercise is beneficial to promote military exchanges and cooperation between China and ASEAN member states, to advance our mutual trust," Capt. Liang Zhijia from the People's Liberation Army Navy told reporters.Organizers did not directly link the exercises to the territorial disputes, which escalated after China turned seven disputed reefs into man-made islands, including three with runways. They now resemble bases with buildings and weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, and have sparked protests, including from rival claimants.China and ASEAN have held talks for years to try to ease tensions and prevent the disputes from degenerating into open conflicts. During the annual meeting of their foreign ministers in Singapore Thursday, an agreement was announced on an initial draft of a "code of conduct," a set of rules to discourage aggression and reduce chances of accidental clashes and miscalculations.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called the negotiating draft "the biggest highlight" of the meeting. "We believe that without any disturbances from the outside, COC (code of conduct) consultations will accelerate," Wang said.China has accused the United States of meddling into an Asian dispute. The U.S. military has deployed its massive aircraft carriers, warships and fighter jets to patrol the disputed waters, including areas close to China's artificial islands, in maneuvers it says aim to promote freedom of navigation and overflight in the strategic waterway.Wang said the planned naval exercises in China and the computer-simulated drills in Singapore were a starting point in efforts to elevate Beijing's security relations with Southeast Asia."The two sides will further expand our defense exchange and security affairs cooperation in a joint effort to meet security challenges and uphold regional stability," Wang told a news conference Thursday.Aside from China and Taiwan, ASEAN members Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam have overlapping claims in the disputed region. In the bloodiest confrontations, China clashed with Vietnamese forces in the Paracel Islands in 1974, leaving 74 South Vietnamese dead. Another clash in 1988 in the Spratlys, the South China Sea's most contested region, left more than 60 Vietnamese sailors dead.

Pakistan police say assailants burn down 11 schools in north-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-August 5, 2018

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police officer and residents say assailants in apparently coordinated attacks burnt down 11 schools for boys and girls in the country's north before fleeing.Local police officer Mohammad Bashir says the attacks on schools took place before dawn Friday near the northern town of Chilas, but there were no casualties as the schools were closed at the time.No group claimed responsibility for setting fire to schools in various villages near but previous such incidents have been blamed on local militants.Chilas police chief Ajmal Khan says officers have opened investigations to determine who was behind the incident, which spread panic among residents there.