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Baby killed as car rams crowd in apparent Jerusalem terror attack

Israel says car driven by Hamas member careens into people at light rail station; eight others injured, suspect shot; Netanyahu blames Abbas ‘incitement’

A three-month-old girl was killed Wednesday afternoon and eight others were injured when a car crashed into a crowd at a light rail station in Jerusalem in what officials said was a likely terrorist attack.

A suspect, identified by an Israeli official as a member of terror group Hamas, attempted to flee the scene on foot and was shot by police, a police spokesperson said. The suspect died hours later.

“A private car which arrived from the direction of the French Hill junction hit a number of pedestrians who were on the pavement and injured nine of them,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.

Israeli official:
EU proposal to negotiate West
Bank redlines is a death warrant

The E1 territory, located outside of Jerusalem and within
the jurisdiction of the Ma'aleh Adumim settlement
(photo: Tovah Lazaroff)

The European Union is asking Jerusalem to weave the rope with which they will come to hang Israel, a senior diplomatic official said Wednesday in response to reports that the EU is interested in negotiating with Israel over its redlines in the West Bank.

Haaretz on Wednesday published an internal document drawn up by EU officials in Brussels that outlined the content of a sharp message regarding Israel’s construction beyond the Green Line and its policies in the West Bank that the EU’s Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen has been instructed to deliver at the “highest possible level” in the Foreign Ministry and National Security Council.

Palestinians accept US request to delay
Security Council bid for statehood

The London-based pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday that the Palestinian Authority has agreed to delay by two months its plan to seek a Security Council resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines within three years.

The paper quoted Palestinian sources in Ramallah as saying that the PA leadership will give US Secretary of State John Kerry a two-month window to present his own plan for peace. The sources said that the PA leadership was nevertheless determined to proceed with the Security Council bid.

Second extension of nuclear
talks with Iran on the table

Obama and Netanyahu look out of a window before
their lunch at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem
(photo: Pete Souza, White House Photo)

Western governments will reluctantly consider an extension of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program should world powers fail to clinch a comprehensive deal by November 24. Informal discussion of an extension beyond the self-imposed deadline has already started despite five weeks left on the clock. That is because Western diplomats see no movement from their Iranian counterparts.

In DC, wary Ya’alon says he’s making
his ‘opinions known’ on Iran

Hagel and Ya'alon on October 21, 2014 (photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images/AFP)

“The Iranian question concerns us,” Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon acknowledged, shortly after meeting here with US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. “The question of whether there will be an agreement and what that agreement is concerns us, and I spoke with them about this,” he said. “We are making our opinions known.”

Asked whether he believes Israel could live with a centrifuge-equipped Iran following a nuclear deal, Ya’alon responded tellingly that “we have said along the way that sometimes it is better that there is no deal rather than a bad deal.”

Current relations between Israel, Palestinians 'unsustainable'

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that current relations between Israel and the Palestinians were "unsustainable" and that the United States was conscious of the urgency of the situation.

"The current situation, the status quo, is unsustainable," he said at a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin.

Obama believes 'same-sex marriage'
should be a 'right' in all 50 states

President Obama says he now believes that the Constitution guarantees a right to 'same-sex marriage' in all 50 states but expressed support for the more incremental approach taken by the Supreme Court.

In an interview with Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker, posted online on Monday, he said 'same-sex marriage' should be a right for all Americans regardless of where they live. But he added that “given the direction of society, for the court to have allowed the process to play out the way it has may make the shift less controversial and more lasting.”

Obama in 2008 said the Book of Romans
teaching on same-sex relationships is 'obscure'

Quote from Barack Obama: "I will tell you that I don’t believe in gay marriage, but I do think that people who are gay and lesbian should be treated with dignity and respect and that the state should not discriminate against them. So, I believe in civil unions that allow a same-sex couple to visit each other in a hospital or transfer property to each other. I don’t think it should be called marriage, but I think that it is a legal right that they should have that is recognized by the state. If people find that controversial then I would just refer them to the Sermon on the Mount, which I think is, in my mind, for my faith, more central than an obscure passage in Romans. That’s my view. But we can have a respectful disagreement on that."

Click here for Romans 1:18-32, the Bible passage Obama called 'obscure'

Romans 1:28

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Obama speech from 2006 presents
his view on religion and politics

Excerpts from Barack Obama's "Call to Renewal" speech in 2006:

"Now this is going to be difficult for some who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, as many evangelicals do. But in a pluralistic democracy, we have no choice. Politics depends on our ability to persuade each other of common aims based on a common reality. It involves the compromise, the art of what's possible. At some fundamental level, religion does not allow for compromise. It's the art of the impossible. If God has spoken, then followers are expected to live up to God's edicts, regardless of the consequences. To base one's life on such uncompromising commitments may be sublime, but to base our policy making on such commitments would be a dangerous thing."

"Even those who claim the Bible's inerrancy make distinctions between Scriptural edicts, sensing that some passages - the Ten Commandments, say, or a belief in Christ's divinity - are central to Christian faith, while others are more culturally specific and may be modified to accommodate modern life."

"Religious leadership need not accept such wisdom in counseling their flocks, but they should recognize this wisdom in their politics."

I Corinthians 3:19-20

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He taketh the wise in their own craftiness." And again, "The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain."

Christian Persecution in Idaho City:
Pastors Face Jail, Thousands in Fines for
Refusing to Officiate Same-Sex Weddings

Two Christian pastors in Idaho have filed a lawsuit and asked the courts to temporarily restrain city officials from making them perform same-sex wedding ceremonies. Donald Knapp and wife, Evelyn, operate Hitching Post Wedding Chapel and have been required by city officials to perform same-sex marriages or else be jailed or fined.

The Christian Post reports that Knapp’s penalty could be up to 180 days in jail and fines up to $1,000 per day that they refuse to officiate the weddings.

The city of Coeur d’Alene says its non-discrimination ordinance requires the couple to perform the wedding ceremonies.

Isaiah 5:20

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!


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