This happened because the people of Israel had sinned against Jehovah their God, who brought them up out of the land of Egypt from under the control of Pharaoh king of Egypt. They worshiped other gods, they followed the customs of the nations that Jehovah had driven out from before the Israelite’s, and they followed the customs that the kings of Israel had established. The Israelite’s were pursuing the things that were not right according to Jehovah their God. They kept building high places in all their cities, from watchtower to fortified city. They kept setting up for themselves sacred pillars and sacred poles on every high hill and under every luxuriant tree; and on all the high places they would make sacrificial smoke just as the nations did that Jehovah had driven into exile from before them. They kept doing wicked things to offend Jehovah. They continued to serve disgusting idols, about which Jehovah had told them: “You must not do this!” Jehovah kept warning Israel and Judah through all his prophets and every visionary, saying: “Turn back from your wicked ways! Keep my commandments and my statutes according to all the law that I commanded your forefathers and that I sent to you through my servants the prophets.” But they did not listen, and they remained just as stubborn as their forefathers who had not shown faith in Jehovah their God. They continued rejecting his regulations and his covenant that he had made with their forefathers and his reminders that he had given to warn them, and they kept following worthless idols and became worthless themselves, imitating the nations all around them that Jehovah had commanded them not to imitate. They kept leaving all the commandments of Jehovah their God, and they made metal statues of two calves and a sacred pole, and they bowed down to all the army of the heavens and served Baal. They also made their sons and their daughters pass through the fire, they practiced divination and looked for omens, and they kept devoting themselves to do what was bad in the eyes of Jehovah, to offend him. So Jehovah was very angry with Israel, so that he removed them from his sight. He did not let any remain but the tribe of Judah alone. Even Judah did not keep the commandments of Jehovah their God; they also walked in the customs that Israel followed. Jehovah rejected all the descendants of Israel and humiliated them and gave them into the hand of plunderers, until he had cast them away from before him. He ripped Israel away from the house of David, and they made Jeroboam the son of Ne′bat king. But Jeroboam caused Israel to stray from following Jehovah, and he caused them to commit a great sin. And the people of Israel kept walking in all the sins that Jeroboam had committed. They did not depart from them until Jehovah removed Israel from his sight, just as he had declared through all his servants the prophets. So Israel was taken into exile from its land to Assyria, where they remain to this day. 2 Kings 17: 7-23 Jehovah gave up on Israel, they had strayed so far away from him that even he could not bring them back. It is possible for you also to do the exact same thing. Do not follow the lead of Israel, put away the false gods, and the false beliefs, and serving gods that cannot talk or walk or move, that you must pick up and serve food to them, that they never eat, let them go, serve the living God. Listen to his people, they will guide you.
Lets see if we understand this, the Palestinians are reckless and extreme because they are rejecting that Jewish settlers remain in a future Palestinian state proves that they don’t want peace according to Netanyahu. Lets get this straight ok, lets see if we can figure out both view points here. Israels Army, kicked the Palestinians out of their homes and bulldozed their houses, on Palestinian land, Then Israel built new houses on Palestinian land, and filled them with Jewish Settlers, then Claims Netanyahu, that the Palestinians are “extreme and reckless” because they don’t want Israel to force them to welcome them there. Personally I think that it was extreemly rude and thoughtless and inconsiderate and certainly not neighborly or brotherly, for Palestine to not at least OFFER to build the settlements for Israel. I can totally see this from the Jewish side of things, and in my wildest dreams I cannot imagine why the Palestinians are still trying to hang on to that little sliver of dirt. I am sure that if they were to offer Israel enough money, that Israel would take that waste land off of their hands. Israel is only taking lessons from America. It took us awhile, but little by little we got those foreigners off of our promised land, you know, those Indians, and we got um all corralled up into reservations, and then we turned their T-PEES into CONDOS. Got that land for a case of whiskey and a carton of cigarettes. But Israel is doing one better by building that fence to surround Palestine, and little by little over the last 50 years they have been able to squeeze that fence, move that noose around the neck of Palestine ever inconspicuously to the international community by its complicated design, deliberately structured to mask and confuse the encroachment into Palestinian territory. Don’t get me wrong, I am for the taking down of all boarders, but while we have them, as long as we all agree to the writing and recording and administration of land deeds, shouldn’t we honor them ? How would you feel, if you had the deed to your home and property, in your family for the last 3,000 years, and someone with the backing of a military, tanks and all, kicked in your front door, and at gun point ordered your family and all of your neighbors into the street, without a moment to grab any of your belongings. Bull dozed your home with your possessions in it while you powerlessly watched from the street, and then that same military, stood guard to prevent even the red cross from coming to your aid. Oh and by the way , decades before, in house to house searches, all weapons were seized, and the only thing you had to defend yourself with was rocks and sticks. You might think that this is absurd, but this is exactly what has happened to Palestine. And the world stands by, and criticizes Palestine, and supports Israel, in the twisted logic that is mirrored in all man made governments.
Israelis protest Kerry, demand more settlements 17 days ago A general view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Psagot near Ramallah, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The Palestinians’ “extreme and reckless” rejection of an Israeli suggestion that some Jewish settlers remain in a future Palestinian state proves that they don’t want peace, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Monday. The harshly worded statement follows a flurry of back-and-forth condemnations sparked by an Associated Press report that Netanyahu believes all Jewish settlers should have the right to remain in their homes in a future Palestine. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Israel to build high rise in annexed E.Jerusalem area: NGO February 12, 2014 10:28 AM Jerusalem (AFP) – Jerusalem’s planning committee moved forwards on Wednesday with plans to build a nine-storey Jewish seminary in the heart of a densely-populated Palestinian neighbourhood near the Old City. Plans for the new tower block, to be built in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of annexed Arab east Jerusalem, were deposited for consultation, giving the public 60 days to submit any objections, settlement watchdog Peace Now said. “It’s a plan for a nine-storey, ultra-Orthodox yeshiva in Sheikh Jarrah which was deposited today for objections,” spokesman Lior Amihai told AFP. “The plan was supposed to be discussed and approved a few weeks ago, however it was postponed –- most probably due to political reasons,” he said. “It’s not a game changer but it’s on a piece of land in Sheikh Jarrah which has already suffered a lot. It’s a very sensitive area and I think the prime minister knows it.” Sheikh Jarrah is a Palestinian residential neighbourhood located to the north of the Old City. The area, which is home to around 2,700 Palestinians, includes well-known landmarks, such as Orient House, the American Colony Hotel and the Palestinian National Theatre, as well as many consular missions. Located on the road which links the Old City to Mount Scopus, the area is considered a strategic location and settlement groups have made persistent efforts to take control of its land. Israel captured east Jerusalem during the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community. It considers all of Jerusalem its “eternal, indivisible” capital and does not see construction in the eastern sector as settlement building. The Palestinians want east Jerusalem as capital of their promised state, which is currently being discussed in US-led negotiations with Israel that are struggling to make headway ahead of an April deadline. Both the Palestinians and the international community consider all Israel construction on land seized in 1967 to be a violation of international law.
MAALEH ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of Israelis, including ministers and lawmakers, protested Thursday against Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace efforts and called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resist international pressure and press forth with more West Bank settlement construction. The protesters marched from the Maaleh Adumim settlement east of Jerusalem to a sensitive area known as E-1 and demanded the construction begin at the site. The Palestinians say if construction commences there it will cut east Jerusalem off from the West Bank and make a future Palestinian state untenable. Responding to international pressure, Netanyahu has ordered the E-1 plans put on hold. Kerry is expected to present his vision for a proposed agreement in the coming weeks. The pro-settler demonstration included several ministers and lawmakers from Netanyahu’s Likud Party amid protesters who held signs calling Kerry a “persona non grata” who pressured Israel to make “suicidal concessions.” The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem and the West Bank, areas Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war, as part of their future independent state. More than 550,000 Israelis now live in those territories. The international community opposes settlement construction, and Kerry has said it raises questions about Israel’s commitment to peace. Despite the criticism, Israel has announced plans to build thousands of new settlement homes since peace talks resumed last July. Those protesting Thursday though said it wasn’t enough, highlighting the potential domestic opposition Netanyahu could face if he were to cede territory to the Palestinians. “We will continue to build communities in all of Israel,” said Cabinet Minister Yisrael Katz from Likud. Housing Minister Uri Ariel from the pro-settler Jewish Home party also addressed the crowd, saying “between the Jordan and the Mediterranean there will only be one state — the state of Israel.” Also Thursday, Palestinian officials in the Gaza Strip said the Israeli military killed a 30-year-old man. Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra said the man was shot in the head as he was collecting scrap metal near the Israeli border. He said a second man with him was shot in the back and wounded. The Israeli military said it opened fire after several Palestinians approached the border fence in northern Gaza and began “tampering” with the structure. It said after “exhausting all other means” to remove the men, it fired at the “main instigator.” Israel often fires at Palestinians who approach the border, fearing they are militants trying to carry out attacks.
Do you also notice that for fifty years, the news media in the United States has worded the discussion of the Palestinian / Israelite conflict to slant that it is the Palestinians who are the source of the conflict ??? Our media is extreemly filtered and controlled to manipulate the minds and hearts of Americans to fit the goals of the politicians and Wall Street. There is no moral or legal defense of the actions of Israel in the aggression of the Palestinian people, and why should we expect any, these are the same people, who threw their own children into the fire, and there was nothing that even God could do, to turn their hearts and minds around. I am not alone in my thinking, today you heard it from the Red Cross in one of the postings I put up.
Jerusalem (AFP) – The Red Cross said Thursday it has suspended provision of tents to displaced Palestinians in the Jordan Valley, in a rare protest over Israeli “confiscation” of aid material. Related Stories UN slams Israel destruction of Jordan Valley homes AFP Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes at five-year high: aid groups Reuters UN: Sharp rise in Israeli demolitions in West Bank Associated Press UN reports rise in Israel demolitions in West Bank Associated Press Red Cross says ordered to suspend Sudan work AFP “We’re suspending the distribution of tents and shelter materials because we have seen a pattern of obstacles and confiscations since the beginning of 2013,” said Jon Martin Larsen, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Until now, the aid group had been distributing tents to Palestinians left homeless by Israel’s ongoing policy of house demolitions. The Jordan Valley, which runs along the eastern flank of the occupied West Bank, has been particularly affected. Last month, Israeli authorities demolished 27 homes in the Jordan Valley, leaving 147 people including 63 minors homeless, Israel rights group B’Tselem said. Throughout 2013, a total of 124 residences were razed in the area, leaving 339 people homeless, 170 of them minors, B’Tselem said. View gallery A Palestinian man sits on the debris of his house after it was demolished by Israeli authorities on … US Secretary of State John Kerry coaxed Israel and the Palestinians to the negotiating table in late July 2013 for a scheduled nine months of direct talks which will end in April. A joint statement Thursday from 25 international aid groups, among them Christian Aid and Oxfam, said that during the 2013 months of the talks, figures showed a 43 percent rise in demolitions over the same period in the preceeding year and marked a 5-year high. “In light of the alarming trends, we the undersigned local and international faith, aid, development, and human rights organisations call again for an immediate halt to the demolitions of Palestinian homes, and for Israel to facilitate immediate, full and unimpeded humanitarian access so that aid can reach people in need,” it said. Figures provided by the UN humanitarian agency OCHA show that the total number of structures destroyed in 2013, which includes non-residential buildings, stood at 390, up from 279 a year earlier. Larsen said the move affects only shelter assistance in the Jordan Valley and not the distribution of other aid. View gallery Israeli municipality workers use a mechanical digger to demolish a house belonging to a Palestinian … “We’ll continue to distribute aid to people after house demolitions, including hygiene kits, kitchen sets and mattresses,” he said. As an example of the frequency of the problem, Larsen said that in 16 recent missions to help the displaced, the authorities had been involved six times in the “destruction or prevention” of aid distribution, affecting 200 people. Israel regularly issues demolition orders for fragile tin houses inhabited by the Bedouin living in the Jordan Valley, saying the structures are built illegally. But the Palestinians claim it is part of a plan to drive out the residents so Israel can annex the land. In September, Israeli troops manhandled a group of European diplomats as they tried to hand out tents to Bedouins whose West Bank homes had been destroyed by the army. This is thought to be the first time the Red Cross has suspended tent distribution in the area.
Lagos (AFP) – Tens of thousands of people in Nigeria are missing out on vital services because of conflict, with the areas where Boko Haram operates worst affected, the Red Cross said on Thursday. Nigeria’s north hit by religious violence, bomb attack AFP Nigeria market attack displaced 2,000 AFP The ICRC said it had helped some 40,000 people hit by the Islamist insurgency in the northeast, by religious and ethnic tensions in central Nigeria, and by crime in the oil-rich southern Delta region. The head of the humanitarian body’s delegation in Nigeria, Zoran Jovanovic, said the problem was worst in the northeast, which has borne the brunt of Boko Haram violence and the military response. “The availability of shelter, food, water, clothes and health services has worsened in that region,” he said in an emailed statement. According to the United Nations, as of last month nearly 12,500 Nigerians had fled east to neighbouring Cameroon and 8,000 north to Niger because of the continued violence. The ICRC said it had been helping those who have stayed and since August last year, more than 18,000 people in Borno state had been given shelter and essentials. About 45 percent of them were women, including many widowed and elderly, it added. Assistance also included daily food rations, given that prices have rocketed because of the conflict and there are frequent shortages of essential items. The Boko Haram insurgency, which began in 2009, is the country’s most pressing security issue and last year saw three northeast states placed under emergency rule. The Council on Foreign Relations this week said that 3,383 people had died in Boko Haram attacks since May 2011 when President Goodluck Jonathan took office. The US thinktank said it uses the start of Jonathan’s presidency because “it was an event that highlighted the increasing bifurcation of the country on regional and religious lines”. The ICRC, meanwhile said it had for the first time been granted access to people held in custody in military-run facilities in Borno. The visits took place last month but no further details would be issued, it added. Rights groups have criticised not only the mass detention of ordinary Nigerians suspected of Boko Haram links but also the conditions in which they were being held. Human Rights Watch said in November last year that there were “credible” claims of torture and deaths in custody.
SANTA MONICA — Out of fashion for 4,000 years, asherah poles have shown up in night clubs and hip restaurants in Los Angeles and Miami, where patrons consider them trendy, mystical symbols of ancient power. “People want to connect to something with ancient roots, not some modern religion,” says a night club owner who added carved, modern-looking poles to his facility. “People rub them to get good luck with their careers and relationships.” But a Jewish watchdog group has begun surreptitiously stealing or cutting the poles down, leaving unattractive stumps. “It’s a little too close to what we went through thousands of years ago, when asherah worship meant anti-Semitism,” says a rabbi who has organized the effort. “If there weren’t power in these symbols, people wouldn’t be attracted to them.” As far as anyone can tell, the poles first showed up at a fashion show in West L.A., where the set designer used religious icons to spice things up. People raved about the sleek asherah poles so much that local clubs added them to their décor. Poles are often accompanied by a carved bowl at the base where people offer “sacrifices” of spare change, or even jewelry. “It represents natural religion, I guess,” says Sasha, 23, who dropped a dollar into an asherah bowl before ordering a blue-colored beverage at the bustling Octopus Bar. “It makes me feel connected to the earth and to spiritual energy. Maybe it will help me be lucky.” But if the covert, unnamed Jewish group has its way, poles will be destroyed as soon as they are displayed. “I know some people see this as a harmless trend, but we don’t. The associations are very bad,” says one member. •
This is what Jehovah said: “Go, and you must get an earthenware flask of a potter and some of the older men of the people and some of the older men of the priests. 2 And you must go out to the valley of the son of Hinnom, which is at the entrance of the Gate of the Potsherds. And there you must proclaim the words that I shall speak to you. 3 And you must say, ‘Hear the word of Jehovah, O YOU kings of Judah and YOU inhabitants of Jerusalem. This is what Jehovah of armies, the God of Israel, has said: “‘“Here I am bringing a calamity upon this place, of which when anyone hears, his ears will tingle; 4 for the reason that they have left me and have proceeded to make this place unrecognizable and to make sacrificial smoke in it to other gods whom they had not known, they and their forefathers and the kings of Judah; and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent ones. 5 And they built the high places of the Baal in order to burn their sons in the fire as whole burnt offerings to the Baal, something that I had not commanded or spoken of, and that had not come up into my heart.”’ Jeremiah 19 : 1-5
‘For the sons of Judah have done what is bad in my eyes,’ is the utterance of Jehovah. ‘They have set their disgusting things in the house upon which my name has been called, in order to defile it. 31 And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, in order to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, a thing that I had not commanded and that had not come up into my heart.’ 32 “‘Therefore, look! days are coming,’ is the utterance of Jehovah, ‘when it will no more be said [to be] Topheth and the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of the killing; and they will have to bury in Topheth without there being enough place. 33 And the dead bodies of this people must become food for the flying creatures of the heavens and for the beasts of the earth, with nobody to make [them] tremble. 34 And I will cause to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of exultation and the voice of rejoicing, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride; for the land will become nothing but a devastated place.’” Jeremiah 7: 30-34
Twelve years old was Ma·nas′seh when he began to reign, and for fifty-five years he reigned in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Hephzibah. 2 And he proceeded to do what was bad in Jehovah’s eyes, according to the detestable things of the nations that Jehovah had driven out from before the sons of Israel. 3 So he built again the high places that Hez·e·ki′ah his father had destroyed, and set up altars to Ba′al and made a sacred pole, just as Ahab the king of Israel had done; and he began to bow down to all the army of the heavens and to serve them. 4 And he built altars in the house of Jehovah, respecting which Jehovah had said: “In Jerusalem I shall put my name.” 5 And he went on to build altars to all the army of the heavens in two courtyards of the house of Jehovah. 6 And he made his own son pass through the fire, and he practiced magic and looked for omens and made spirit mediums and professional fore tellers of events. He did on a large scale what was bad in Jehovah’s eyes, to offend him. 7 Further, he put the carved image of the sacred pole that he had made in the house of which Jehovah had said to David and to Sol′o·mon his son: “In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I shall put my name to time indefinite. 8 And I shall not again make the foot of Israel wander from the ground that I gave to their forefathers, provided only they are careful to do according to all that I have commanded them, even concerning all the law that my servant Moses commanded them.” 9 And they did not listen, but Ma·nas′seh kept seducing them to do what was bad more than the nations whom Jehovah had annihilated from before the sons of Israel. 10 And Jehovah kept speaking by means of his servants the prophets, saying: 11 “For the reason that Manasseh the king of Judah has done these detestable things, he has acted more wickedly than all that the Amorites did that were prior to him, and he proceeded to make even Judah sin with his dungy idols. 12 That is why this is what Jehovah the God of Israel has said, ‘Here I am bringing a calamity upon Jerusalem and Judah, of which if anyone hears both his ears will tingle. 13 And I shall certainly stretch upon Jerusalem the measuring line applied to Sa·mar′i·a+ and also the leveling instrument applied to the house of Ahab; and I shall simply wipe Jerusalem clean just as one wipes the handleless bowl clean, wiping it clean and turning it upside down. 14 And I shall indeed forsake the remnant of my inheritance and give them into the hand of their enemies, and they will simply become plunder and pillage to all their enemies, 15 for the reason that they did what was bad in my eyes and were continually offending me from the day that their forefathers came out from Egypt down to this day.’” 16 And there was also innocent blood that Ma·nas′seh shed in very great quantity, until he had filled Jerusalem from end to end, besides his sin with which he caused Judah to sin by doing what was bad in the eyes of Jehovah. Kings 21 : 1-16 Manasseh was even worse at committing atrocities then the nations.
“‘And you must not allow the devoting of any of your offspring to Molech. You must not profane the name of your God that way. I am Jehovah”. Leviticus 18: 21
Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to reign, and for sixteen years he reigned in Jerusalem, and he did not do what was right in Jehovah’s eyes like David his forefather. 2 But he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and even molten statues he made of the Baals. 3 And he himself made sacrificial smoke in the valley of the son of Hinnom and proceeded to burn up his sons in the fire, according to the detestable things of the nations that Jehovah had driven out from before the sons of Israel. 4 And he regularly sacrificed and made sacrificial smoke on the high places and upon the hills and under every sort of luxuriant tree. 2 Chronicles 28: 1-4 It was common in the days of this time to sacrifice children under evergreen trees, this has always been a part of pagan rituals, sacrificing in the forest and groves of the evergreens, and thus the meaning of the evergreen trees of the Christmas celebrations. When ever you go to a party, make sure ahead of time that you know what the party is about, and who is going to be there, you cannot just bust the party, get in the middle of it, and then when the police show up, say that you didn’t know about it, and that it is just a misunderstanding that you were there. The police are on the way right now, get your story straight before they get here.
They did not annihilate the peoples, As Jehovah had said to them. 35 And they went mingling with the nations And took up learning their works. 36 And they kept serving their idols, And these came to be a snare to them. 37 And they would sacrifice their sons And their daughters to demons. 38 So they kept spilling innocent blood, The blood of their sons and their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Ca′naan; And the land came to be polluted with bloodshed. 39 And they got to be unclean by their works And kept having immoral intercourse by their dealings. 40 And the anger of Jehovah began to blaze against his people, And he came to detest his inheritance. Psalms 106:34-40
For they have committed adultery and there is blood on their hands, and with their dungy idols they have committed adultery. And, besides that, their sons whom they had borne to me they made pass through [the fire] to them as food. 38 What is more, this is what they have done to me: They have defiled my sanctuary in that day, and my Sabbaths they have profaned. 39 And when they had slaughtered their sons to their dungy idols they even proceeded to come into my sanctuary on that day to profane it, and, look! that is what they have done in the midst of my house. Ezekiel 23: 37-39 When the Bible speaks of adultery and prostitution in this context, it is referring to spiritual adultery and prostitution. Yes it is true, they first barbecued their children, then they ate them.
Then God said once more to Moses: “This is what you are to say to the Israelite’s, ‘Jehovah the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and this is how I am to be remembered from generation to generation. Exodus 3:15