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Watch.org lists the following stories as this post is being created. Pictures and links to full stories can be found there. But just look at the focus in these stories and remember that Scripture tells us that at a point in future time there will be a declaration of PEACE, PEACE,” but then this age comes to a close … And it’s not through peace that the concluding events come.
Why is such a small country such a bother to so many other nations? Is it because God is the real focal point? If so, it’s more than nations trying to achieve peace … because if it were so simple that would have been achieved long ago … take a look:
The day that never ended
Crowds in Tel Aviv celebrate the UN’s vote for partition in 1947
(GPO-Israel Photo, Jerusalem. Photographer: Hans Pinn)
On November 29, 1947, United Nations delegates voted to partition Palestine. Sixty-five years later, they’re still voting
One day in 1947, the members of a new organization convened in a building that had once been a skating rink and changed the world by holding a vote.
Precisely 65 years later, members of the same organization, the United Nations, will hold another vote very much linked to the first. Less is at stake this time. But Thursday’s vote on upgrading the Palestinians to observer state status — a small but significant alteration of their international standing — demonstrates to what extent Saturday, November 29, 1947, is a day that has never really ended.
Witness accounts of the momentous vote in 1947 describe the delegates’ cars pulling up outside the gray building at Flushing Meadow, outside New York, on a cold November afternoon, the crowds gathered outside, an electric excitement inside. People all over the world listened to a live radio broadcast.
Diplomatic tension rises ahead of Palestinian UN bid
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrives at
United Nations Plaza Hotel ahead of statehood vote. Photo: AP
Israel strongly opposes the statehood bid and is concerned the Palestinians could ask the International Criminal Court at the Hague to prosecute its leaders • France to vote “yes,” Germany expected to vote “no” or abstain • Britain still unsure, seeks Palestinian assurances they will refrain from applying to The Hague • U.S. Congress could withhold funding from the PA.
Iran’s ‘peaceful’ nuke program
three times more powerful than Hiroshima bomb
According to diagram obtained by The Associated Press, Iranian scientists ran computer simulations for a nuclear weapon producing 50 kilotons of force • Nuclear expert: Diagram looks genuine but seems to be designed more “to understand the process.”
Is Egypt about to become the new Iran?
It is not only the anti-government protesters in Egypt’s Tahrir Square who should be concerned about President Mohammed Morsi’s audacious power grab. Mr Morsi’s claim at the weekend that “God’s will and elections made me the captain of this ship” has echoes of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s claim during the 1979 Iranian revolution that his mission to overthrow the Shah enjoyed divine guidance.
Since his announcement that he was granting himself sweeping new powers, Mr Morsi has been trying to reassure sceptical Egyptian voters that he has no ambition to become Egypt’s new Pharaoh. But you only have to look at the violent scenes that have once again erupted in Tahrir Square to see that the majority of Egyptians remain unconvinced.
Explosions in Damascus Kill At Least 34;
in an area mostly populated by Christian and Druze
Twin car bombs Wednesday ripped through a suburb of Syria’s capital populated mostly by Christians and Druze, killing at least 34 people.
Syrian state television showed firefighters hosing down the burning wreckage of several vehicles and nearby buildings after two car bombs exploded in the main square of Jaramana, outside Damascus.
One unidentified witness said the explosions came in succession. He said a car filled with explosives blew up before a second explosion occurred near a school.
Bowles Says Fiscal Cliff Deal Unlikely by End of Year
The co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s 2010 fiscal commission said it’s unlikely the president and Congress will reach a deal by the end of this year to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.
Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of the fiscal panel and a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, estimated there is a one-third probability the sides will strike a deal by the end of this year. He said there’s another one-third chance that all sides will reach a deal early in 2013.
Bowles isn’t involved in the budget negotiations, though he said he met with Obama yesterday. He also plans to join a group of company leaders in a meeting with House Republicans today. Bowles didn’t describe his conversation with the president.
The “sticking points” on a budget deal are the president’s call for $1.6 trillion in new tax revenue and the fact that “there’ve been no serious discussions” so far over changes to entitlement programs, Bowles said.