This issue looks at the upcoming UN vote on Palestinian statehood, Israel’s missle defense system, the State Department’s dissing of Beck’s pro-Israel rally, another absurd leftist claim, the growing push for Shariah in America, the upcoming American “Day of Rage,” Syria’s dirty bomb threat, and the Copenhagen Climate Council’s real agenda.
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Israeli Diplomat Sees Easy Passage of Palestinian State Vote
Jerusalem Prayer Team reports: Ron Proser, Israel’s top UN diplomat, has issued a gloomy assessment of the upcoming vote on Palestinian statehood. He estimates that more than 130 of the 193 members of the UN will vote in favor, and that most nations that oppose the plan will not have the courage to vote against it but will instead abstain. Proser’s conclusions are drawn from meetings with more than sixty other diplomats and the extensive talks Israel has been conducting to attempt to lessen support for the plan.
‘Iron Dome’ Missile Defense System Hits 85% of Targets
CUFI reports: Israel’s cutting-edge missile defense called Iron Dome scored an 85 percent success rate in knocking out rockets launched against Israel’s southern cities in recent clashes with Gaza. “Iron Dome in April became the first anti-ballistic missile system to be used in combat,” said Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States. Israeli officials said the country’s two batteries of Iron Dome missile interceptors shot down Russian-made Grad and Qassam rockets fired from Gaza positions by smaller terrorist groups such as the Popular Resistance Committees and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Read more.
State Department Warns Americans to Avoid Beck’s Pro-Israel Rally
The Blaze reports: In the aftermath of the Glenn Beck “Restoring Courage” rally, questions have emerged about a U.S. State Department message released the day of the event that warned Americans tostay away. The timing and specifics of the event warning have led some to claim that ideological opposition to the Beck event- not just concerns for American safety- could have influenced the decision. Read more.
British Leftist Paper Identifies the Temple Mount As Holy to Islam
One Jerusalem reports: There is an unholy alliance between the anti-Semitic Left and the anti-Semitic Islamic world. The British newspaper the Manchester Guardian is an influential and very biased journalistic rag which regularly targets Israel, the United States, and Tory leaders in Parliament. Read more.
IT’S NEWS TO ME
Push for Shariah Getting Ugly
DetNews.com reports: Detroit -Opposition is mounting among
Muslims against pending legislation that would ban Michigan courts from considering “foreign laws” – including Sharia, or Islamic law. Muslim and community leaders gathered Tuesday in Midtown to denounce legislation from state Rep. Dave Agema, R-Grandville, as divisive, unnecessary and mean-spirited. “This plan goes against our country’s core values of accepting people from all races and walks of life,” said state Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit, who is Muslim. “We simply cannot move forward with this plan. “It’s racism at its core.” Read more.
“Day of Rage” Comes to America on September 17
AmericaPAC reports: Radical. Dangerous. Violent. Deadly. No, I’m not referring to Islamic terrorists. I’m talking about anti-capitalist terrorists in our own country. Let me explain… In the aftermath of the deadly British riots, American radicals are planning hundreds of simultaneous violent uprisings to topple our system of capitalism. They plan on revolting in the financial districts of every capital in all 50 states! From Boise Idaho… to Topeka Kansas… to Sacramento California…the progressives will be rioting. I hope you plan on making a trip to the country on September 17th, because I certainly will. World Net Daily reports, “Activists are advertising on social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter for a “Day of Rage” on Sept. 17 to begin with the “occupation” of Wall Street and continue with protests across the nation.”
Syrian Dirty Bomb Threat Grows
Jerusalem Prayer Team reports: A frightening report from Israel’s Ambassador to the US Michael Oren raised the specter that the tottering Assad regime in Syria might lose control of its extensive stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons to Hezbollah terrorists. The Assad government is believed to have killed at least 3,000 of its own people and tortured and injured tens of thousands more in its desperate attempt to cling to power.
The Syrian stockpiles are missile-ready-and Hezbollah already has highly accurate D-class Scud missiles capable of striking any city in Israel. They would simply need to put the two together-a matter of a couple hours of work, and they could launch an attack using deadly Sarin nerve gas, mustard gas, or one of the other illegal chemical weapons Assad is known to possess. As you read the news reports from the Middle East, keep in mind that in many cases, a brutal dictator is being overthrown but replaced by even more radical enemies of Israel.
Copenhagen Climate Council All About Wealth Redistribution
Discover the Networks reports: Asserting that “humanity has created” global warming, the Copenhagen Climate Council says it is “beyond reasonable scientific doubt” that the high level of atmospheric CO2 is “caused primarily by greenhouse gases which are emitted by the burning of fossil fuels.” To remedy the problem, the Council advocates a globalized wealth-redistribution plan. Read more.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
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