23 Tishrei 5775
Ever since the most recent war in Gaza ended, Jerusalem has become the flashpoint for violence as Arabs daily attack Jews in the capital of the so-called Jewish State. More and more, the Temple Mount is the scene for confrontation. The media loves to refer to it as a "tinderbox" just waiting for the spark that sets it all alight. Well, that day is fast approaching and it is this which will provide the excuse for the nations of the world to invade and occupy Israel.
Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from 'Israeli seizure'
Kerry: Lack of Israel-Palestine peace fueling Mideast extremism
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday drew a line between the need for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with the fight against extremism in the middle east, and urged for the realization of the two-state solution while speaking at a State Department ceremony marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
The struggle to reach a peaceful resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, said Kerry, should be viewed within the context of the fight against extremism such as is personified by the Islamic State group.
"As I went around and met with people in the course of our discussions about the [anti-Islamic State] coalition [...] there wasn’t a leader I met with in the region who didn’t raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation that they felt – and I see a lot of heads nodding – they had to respond to," said Kerry.
"And people need to understand the connection of that... It has something to do with humiliation and denial and absence of dignity, and Eid celebrates the opposite of all of that."
...A U.S. official says envoys from the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia will meet in Brussels on October 24 to discuss the latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because there has been no official announcement.