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New Evangelical movement seeks split from Pro-Israel line

New Evangelical movement seeks split from Pro-Israel line

Dissent within the fold. “This message is resonating with the rising generation,” says Brog. Sinai / Getty Images   By McKay Coppins A visitor places a cross in the snow as he prays for peace near the old city wall of Jerusalem. Uriel Sinai / Getty Images WASHINGTON — Figures with deep roots in America’s religious right have launched a quiet effort aimed at pushing evangelical Christians away from decades of growing loyalty to Israel and toward increased solidarity with the Palestinians.

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Over 50,000 Books Burned in Christian Library in Lebanon over blasphemy claim; US leader says ‘Violent Hysteria’ spreading in muslim world

Over 50,000 Books Burned in Christian Library in Lebanon over blasphemy claim; US leader says ‘Violent Hysteria’ spreading in muslim world

By Tyler O’Neil (Photo: Reuters/Hasan Shaaban)Lebanese and Syrian Christian Maronites pray for peace in Syria, in Harisa, Jounieh September 7, 2013. American leaders denounced the burning of a Christian leader’s library in Tripoli, Lebanon, last Friday night as based on false pretenses and said it’s a threat to religious liberty.

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Start Your Centrifuges

by Hal Lindsey Saturday, November 23rd, in Geneva Switzerland, the United States of America sent a clear message to the major powers of the Middle East: “Gentlemen, start your centrifuges.” The contestants were already in place, ready for the order to begin the contest and now they have it. A new atomic weapons race began Saturday in what was already the most volatile part of the world . . . and planet earth will never be the same. Secretary Kerry told the press that economic sanctions brought Iran to the negotiating table. Later he said that sanctions would no longer…

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Bat Virus A 100-percent genetic match to human MERS

Bat Virus A 100-percent genetic match to human MERS

  Image Credit: Thinkstock.com Lawrence LeBlond Earlier this month scientists from The Netherlands found a correlation between MERS and camels, discovering Middle Eastern and African dromedaries had carried coronavirus antibodies genetically similar to the virus infecting humans. Now, researchers from Columbia University, EcoHealth Alliance and the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health have discovered the first concrete evidence of animal to human transmission. The results of this find could have strong implications in finding a cure, or at least a vaccine, for MERS coronavirus in humans.

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Russian Mediterranean fleet to be expanded to 11 warships

Russian Mediterranean fleet to be expanded to 11 warships

The Yamal large landing craft (RIA Novosti/Alexey Kudenko) The Russian naval presence in the Mediterranean Sea will be boosted by another military vessel till the end of September, according to the country’s Black Sea Fleet command. The large landing ship, Yamal, is set to depart from the port of Sevastopol, Ukraine by the end of the month to join the 10 vessels Russia already has in Mediterranean waters. “The Yamal’s crew has completed preparations for relocation to the Mediterranean Sea,” Captain Vyacheslav Trukhachev, the Black Sea Fleet information chief told ITAR-TASS news agency. “As part of the preparatory period, the…

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Sunni-Shia split the Mideast’s new great divide

Sunni-Shia split the Mideast’s new great divide

Half of believers in the Middle East and North Africa say religious conflict is a major problem for their countries. How did it come to this? Some answers lie in the distant beginnings of Islam. By Olivia Ward Foreign Affairs Reporter In the not-so-distant past, the doomsday scenario was a cataclysmic “clash of civilizations” between Muslims and the secular West. But the Arab Spring has brought a seismic shift in the sectarian landscape. With civil war and political chaos rippling through the region, the deadly divide now runs through the Muslim world itself. In Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and Iraq, Sunni…

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Electro-Magnetic Pulse – an increasing danger

Electro-Magnetic Pulse – an increasing danger

Posted by newsdesk Islamic terror organizations supported by Iran, the same ones who keep planning massive terror attacks, are once again considering a type of attack that could paralyze infrastructure systems across an entire nation. It seems like all efforts go towards stopping the Iranian nuclear program – Israeli efforts, since the world has come to terms with Tehran having nuclear weapons. However, the Iranian-supported organizations, who consider the U.S. and Israel enemies to be destroyed, also present other threats.

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CBS News: Terrorists already have orders, could be in place for attacks

CBS News: Terrorists already have orders, could be in place for attacks

 

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Che & The Islamists: The Hidden background to Middle East regime change

Che & The Islamists: The Hidden background to Middle East regime change

by Moshe Phillips The spotlight on Middle East regimes in transition has left Tunisia and Egypt behind for the most part and zeroed in on Libya. I believe that it is worthwhile however to examine one of the early images of the revolt against the rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The fact that it was a complex amalgam of forces that joined together in the streets of Tunis was brought home to me in a photo (above) in the January 25, 2011 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Israel launches first air strike against Gaza since truce

Israel launches first air strike against Gaza since truce

Israel launched its first airstrike on Gaza since the Egyptian-mediated truce ended November’s eight-day bout of fighting. IAF air strike in Gaza Israel launched its first airstrike on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday since the Egyptian-mediated truce ended November’s eight-day bout of fighting. “Occupation planes bombarded an open area in northern Gaza, there were no wounded,” the Hamas Interior Ministry said in a statement. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed there had been a strike in Gaza, but gave no further details. The airstrike came in response to the firing of a projectile from Gaza, which exploded on Tuesday in an…

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