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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.

“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.

Second extension of nuclear
talks with Iran on the table


Obama and Netanyahu look out 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 – a move Israel would support, sources told The Jerusalem Post this week.

Informal discussion of an extension beyond the self-imposed deadline – the second since talks began in January, with the aim of ending international concerns over the nature, purpose, size and scope of the Iranian program – 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.”

Emerging ‘bad deal’ with Iran
puts Israel on offensive


Netanyahu discusses Iran at the UN in 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued in private meetings on Monday to express concern about an emerging “bad deal” between the world powers and Iran, a clear sign that his discussion with US President Barack Obama in Washington three weeks ago left him unconvinced.

UN:
Uncertain if all Iranian nuke work is peaceful

Kerry:
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.

Two IDF soldiers injured in
cross-border shooting from Egypt

An IDF jeep on routine security patrol near the community of Ezuz, on the border with Egypt came under cross-border fire on Wednesday afternoon, an army source said. Two IDF soldiers were injured in the attack.

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.”

Flashback:
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;

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. After one week, that would amount to three years in prison and $7,000 in fines.

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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