...and you will be hated by all nations

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another"  Matthew 24:9-10

Hated by all Nations

Atheist Nebraska senator proposes bill banning tax exemption for religious organizations

01/24/2014 19:55
An atheist senator from Nebraska who once sued God to make a point about frivolous lawsuits has proposed a bill that would eliminate a state property tax exemption for religious organizations. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha wants to install a tax on church property because he indicated that is what...

Confirmed: The United States Is the Chief Facilitator of Christian Persecution

01/22/2014 10:26
Prominent indicators confirm that the U.S. is the chief facilitator of the persecution of Christians around the world today. According to the recently released 2014 World Watch List, which ranks the 50 nations where Christians are most persecuted, Syria is the third worst nation in the world in...

Christian deaths double in 2014 World Watch List

01/19/2014 08:11
Nearly twice as many Christians died for their faith in the past year than in 2012, according to Open Doors International’s 2014 World Watch List. Open Doors International, a charity that supports Christians under pressure for their faith, said 2,123 Christians were reported to have been killed...

UN cancels Jewish exhibit at last minute on Arab complaints

01/18/2014 09:17
A United Nations agency pulled an exhibit on the Jewish people's "3,500-year relationship" to the land of Israel, after the Arab League lodged a last-minute protest, according to a report. The exhibit, entitled “People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People and the Land of...

Hostility toward Christian students in public schools 'epidemic,' says attorney

01/16/2014 07:25
A California-based legal group says the number of cases showing hostility against Christian students in public schools is increasing. Over the last year, Advocates for Faith & Freedom has experienced a surge in phone calls from both parents and students who are victims of religious-motivated...

Christians Called To Suffer And Even Die For Faith In New Era Of Martyrdom

01/15/2014 10:42
Christians are facing a new age of “martyrdom” across much of the world, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. Speaking in Istanbul, Turkey, the Most Rev Justin Welby singled out the persecution of believers across the Middle East and said Christians are still “called” to suffer and even...

DOJ to Supreme Court: Religious Beliefs Aren’t Important

01/14/2014 20:29
If we wanted your religious beliefs on abortion-pill coverage, we’d give them to you appears to be the latest in an untenable string of arguments from the Obama DOJ over the HHS mandate. On Friday, the DOJ filed its response to the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case. Politico has the latest on...

'Sunday Assembly' Godless Church Experiences Growth; But Will It Last?

01/12/2014 15:31
It sometimes feels like church in the auditorium of the Professional Musicians union in Hollywood. It's a Sunday morning, and hundreds of people are gathered to meditate, sing and listen to inspirational poetry and stories. But then the live band starts up -- performing songs by the Beatles, the...

Disturbing Trends in America's Belief in God

01/10/2014 21:10
It's the time of year when we many will make new goals and set firm resolutions. Sometimes that recommitment means seeking a deeper relationship with God in the New Year. But a new poll finds that goal is cold comfort to those who don't believe in God in the first place. A new Harris poll...

Report: 9 out of 10 Top Christian Persecution Countries Due to Islamic Extremism

01/10/2014 20:54
WASHINGTON – Nine out of the ten countries ranked the most oppressive for Christians to live in were due to Islamic extremism, according to Open Doors' annual World Watch List, which was released Wednesday. With the exception of North Korea – ranked No. 1 for the 12th year in a row – every other...
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Hated by all Nations: Palestinian Statehood

President Peres leaves for Vatican to take part in peace prayer

06/08/2014 17:33
President Shimon Peres left for Rome on Sunday morning to participate in a prayer for peace in the Middle East with Pope Francis, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Eastern Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew and spiritual representatives of the Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Druse...

Vatican Says Pope Will Demand 'Sovereign Palestine'

05/24/2014 07:36
The Vatican's Secretary of State made a dramatic revelation ahead of Pope Francis's visit to Israel next Sunday and Monday, declaring that the pope will talk about the "Palestinian people's right to have a homeland, sovereign and independent." Cardinal Pietro Parolin holds a role in the Vatican...

Pope Will 'Recognize Palestine, Call to End Occupation'

05/19/2014 21:30
Palestinian Authority (PA) and Arab Christian sources are already celebrating Pope Francis's visit to Israel starting next Sunday, saying his choice to begin the trip directly in PA-held Bethlehem is meant to "recognize Palestine" and "oppose the occupation." "He is taking a helicopter directly...

Turkey Assigns Ambassador to 'Palestine'

04/15/2013 20:47
Turkey has become the "first state with an ambassador recognized by Palestine," according to a headline in a Turkish newspaper, while continuing to snub the Jewish State over an incident involving an illegal flotilla attempt to break Israel's maritime blockade against terrorist-ruled Gaza. Turkish...

US releases $500 million in frozen aid to PA

03/23/2013 06:13
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The United States has released nearly $500 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority which had been frozen by US congress, an official said Friday. "To date, we have moved $295.7 million in fiscal year 2012 money... and $200 million in fiscal year 2013 assistance," State...

Obama ends Middle East trip with visit to Petra ruins

03/23/2013 06:08
US President Barack Obama is ending his visit to the Middle East with a trip to the famous ruins of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. The diplomatic part of his visit ended on Friday when he met King Abdullah and pledged an additional $200m (£131m) to help Syrian refugees in...

EU Signs Aid Deal With PA, Cites 'Palestinian State'

03/19/2013 21:17
The European Union signed an aid deal Tuesday with the Palestinian Authority to reportedly bolster ties and promote economic development. EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton told visiting Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad that an action plan approved by EU leaders was based on a "shared...

Hamas' Covenant With Death

02/03/2013 08:40
Hamas' Covenant With Death Monthly Report: February 2013 Shevat - Adar 5773 MaozIsrael     Israelis dashing for a makeshift shelter at the sound of sirens warning of an incoming rocket from Gaza. Many older homes do not have bomb shelters. Note that a soldier is attempting to...

PA to Issue "Palestine" Stamp

01/09/2013 06:44
The Palestinian Authority's Minister of Communication, Safa Nassereddin, said on Tuesday that the first stamp to carry the name "State of Palestine" will be issued for the benefit of PA diplomatic offices abroad. According to a report in the PA-based Wafa news agency, Nassereddin said that...

PA officially changes name to State of Palestine

01/06/2013 07:34
WAFA reports the Palestinian Authority has changed its name, with Abbas signing first presidential decree after successful UN bid. The Palestinian Authority officially changed its name to the State of Palestine, Palestinian news agency WAFA reported. PA President Mahmoud Abbas officially...
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Unprecedented Presidential Disasters with Treatment of Israel

I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

 

“For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near;
As you have done, it shall be done to you;
Your reprisal shall return upon your own head. Obadiah 1:15

 

October 30, 1991-The Perfect Storm—As President George H. W. Bush is opening the Madrid Conference in Spain to consider “land for peace” in Israel’s Middle East role, the “perfect storm” develops in the North Atlantic, creating the largest waves ever recorded in that region. This unprecedented storm traveled 1000 miles from east to west instead of the normal west to east pattern crashing into the New England coast. Thirty-five foot waves crashed into the Kennebunkport home of President Bush. President Bush was advocating for the division of Jerusalem.

August 23, 1992- Hurricane Andrew—When the Madrid Conference moved to Washington DC August 23 and 24 resuming the peace talks and discussion of dividing Jerusalem , Hurricane Andrew, the worst natural disaster at that time to hit America, produced an estimated $30 billion in damage and left 180,000 homeless in Florida. It’s also noteworthy that President Bush had enjoyed a 92% approval rating, but after this his ratings bottomed out and Bill Clinton won the election leaving Bush as a one-term president.

January 16-17, 1994 - President Clinton meets with Syrian dictator Hafez el-Assad and then informs Israel it will have to make "unpopular concessions" regarding the Golan Heights. The next day, the 6.7 Nortridge Earthquake rocks California. The ground acceleration was one of the highest ever instrumentally recorded in an urban area in North America, 57 people died, and there were over 8,700 injured. The earthquake caused an estimated $20 billion in damage, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history.

March 1, 1997 – President Clinton warmly welcomes Arafat to the White House, delivers a sharp rebuke to Israel for building on Har Homa. On the same day 16 tornadoes were spawned in Clinton’s home state of Arkansas. This was a larger than normal outbreak, and the nature of the tornadoes was unusual. More specifically, tornado damage paths are normally a few miles long...but some of these damage tracks were 50 to 75 miles in length.

January 21, 1998 - Clinton gives Prime Minister Binyanmin Netanyahu a frigid welcome and refuses to have dinner with him. A meeting between the two men is convened during which, the world's media reports, terrible pressure is brought to bear on Israel to give away more land. Immediately following that meeting, a phone call comes to the White House, informing Clinton that his relationship with Monica Lewinsky is about to be made public.

September 1998 - On the 24th, Clinton announces he will meet with Arafat and Netanyahu and do what he can to restart the stalled peace process over the issue of Israel's giving Arafat more land. On the same day, Hurricane Georges is reported to be gathering momentum en route to the American mainland. Three days later, as Albright meets with Arafat in preparation for the terror chief's session with Clinton, the "killer storm" slams into the Gulf Coast. American newspapers report Clinton's subsequent meeting with Arafat and Netanyahu alongside reports of the hurricane's rampage. By the time Arafat completes his address to the United Nations on September 28, Georges has left yet another billion dollars of destruction in the United States. Georges was the seventh tropical storm of the season becoming the fourth hurricane. It made seven landfalls upon seven different countries causing $8.56 billion in damage.

October 23, 1998 - Clinton brings Netanyahu and Arafat together at Wye River to hammer out a deal whereby Israel would surrender more land to the Palestinians. For virtually the duration of the talks, floods and hurricanes ravage nearly a quarter of the state of Texas, swallowing small villages and causing over $1 billion in damage. The storm dropped up to 22 inches of rain in some areas and spawning several tornados. Sixty Texas counties (24%) reported flooding, thirty-six counties became eligible for federal and/or state assistance as a result of damages suffered from this storm system during October 17-31.

November 24 and 30, 1998 - The stock market in the US reaches an all-time high in the week of November 23. On November 24, President Clinton inaugurates the opening of the Palestinian’s Gaza International Airport but cutting the ribbon. A week later, Arafat arrives in the US to appeal to the nations of the world to support his effort to create Palestine. Clinton hosts an international fundraiser in Washington DC for Palestine and pledges $400 million over five years to support Palestine’s efforts to achieve statehood. European nations in attendance pledge another $1.7 billion, the stock market crashes in the US and, the following day, in Europe.

December 12-15 1998 - Clinton arrives in the PA-controlled territories and address the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in Gaza, as the House of Representatives Judiciary Committe meets to discuss his impeachment. He is reported to be the first US president to give national status to a State of Palestine. Four days later he is reported to be the first president in 130 years to be impeached.

March 22-23, 1999 - The US stock market plummets as Arafat and Clinton are meeting to talk about a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

May 4, 1999 - The day Arafat said he would declare his State of Palestine, Clinton, who asked Arafat to postpone that declaration by a few months, sends a letter to the PLO leader stating that the American position is that the Palestinians should be free to "determine their own future on their own land." On the same day, 66 tornadoes of unprecedented size and fury churn their way through Oklahoma and Kansas - destroying over 2000 homes in Oklahoma City alone, wiping at least one town right off the map, and killing nearly 50 people and causing $1.1 billion in damage, up until this time, the most costly in history. President Clinton signed a federal disaster declaration for 11 Oklahoma counties.

September 13, 1999 - A meeting scheduled by Secretary of State Albright gets underway between Israel and the Palestinians, at which the surrender of more land to Arafat is to be worked out. On the same day, Hurricane Floyd descends on the American East Coast, leading to the third largest population evacuation in US history. The monster storm ravages North Carolina - destroying the entire eastern sector of the state. It was among the largest Atlantic hurricanes of its strength ever recorded.

October 13, 1999 - Surrendering to Clinton's dictate, Israel spends the week of October 11 evicting settlers from hilltops in Judea and Samaria. Back in the US during the same week, the Dow Jones Index sees its biggest loss since 1989. On October 15, Hurricane Irene (1999) ploughs into North Carolina causing $800 million in damage and unseen urban flooding since 1981’s Hurricane Dennis. The following day the 7.1 Hector Mine Earthquake just east of Barstow, California struck. Up until this time, it was the fifth most powerful earthquake to strike the United States.

January 2000 - Clinton meets with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Al-Shara on January 3 and 4 respectively in ShepherdsTown, West Virginia to discuss Israel's surrender of the Golan Heights to Syria. On January 4, Barak agrees to hand another five percent of Israel's land to the Palestinians by the end of that week in accordance with agreements brokered by Clinton. Three days before the meeting, the US stock exchange reached its all-time high. On January 4 both the Dow and NASDAQ plummeted, the latter in its worst drop ever. The combined losses on that single day equaled $600 billion.

April 2000 - On April 11, President Clinton meets with Prime Minister Barak in Washington to discuss ways to move the peace process forward. The same week the NASDAQ experiences the worst collapse in its history losing 78.4% over the period of the collapse.

June 2000 - On June 16, Clinton meets with Arafat at the White House to, "Finish the job." Arafat makes his intention to declare the state of Palestine on September 13, 2000. On the same day the Dow Jones Index collapses an hour before close of trading, ending on its lowest closing in months.

July-August 2000 - Clinton takes Barak and Arafat to Camp David in an effort to secure final status agreements. The talks stall on July 26 over the question of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, and tensions are reported to be very high. While the talks are underway, huge forest fires break out in the western United States that are to rage right through August, devouring 17 million acres of forest and rendering two states disaster areas from what were called the worst fires of the century. Dry conditions led to one of the most destructive forest fire seasons in U.S. history. About 7.2 million acres burned nationwide, nearly double the 10-year average. States hardest hit included Alaska, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, and Oregon.  According to NOAA's Climate Information Project, as of the end of August 74,571 fires had burned 6.6 million acres across the U.S. On a national scale, by the end of August over a third (35%) of the contiguous U.S. was experiencing severe to extreme drought as measured by the Palmer Drought Index. This is a rapid increase over the last three months, nearly doubling from about 20% at the end of June

September-December 2000 - As Arafat launches his Oslo War, using Ariel Sharon's Feast of Trumpets visit to the Temple Mount as a pretext, both Israel's and America's political situations spiral into chaos - with Barak's resignation triggering new prime ministerial elections and the American elections turning into a fiasco that would take weeks to resolve. On November 9, Arafat visited Clinton in Washington as the American presidency was dissolving into its worst crisis in over a century. The newspaper headlines on November 9 reported on Arafat's visit and the presidential crisis.

June 2001 - On June 6, President George W. Bush sends CIA director George Tenet to Israel to broker a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians and implement the Mitchell Report. Two days later, while Tenet is hosting talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials, and US assistant secretary of state William Burns is meeting with Arafat, Bush heads out to his Texas ranch for a break. On that very day, Allison, the worst tropical storm in the history of the United States, unleashes its fury on the president's state, The storm dropped heavy rainfall along its path, peaking at over 40 inches in Texas. The worst flooding occurred in Houston, where most of Allison's damage occurred: 30,000 became homeless after the storm flooded over 70,000 houses and destroyed 2,744 homes. Downtown Houston was inundated with flooding, causing severe damage to hospitals and businesses. Allison caused $5.5 billion in damage. Aside from Texas, the places worst hit were Louisiana and southeastern Pennsylvania for the duration of Tennent’s Mideast visit. Following the storm, President George W. Bush designated 75 counties along Allison's path as disaster areas

October 2, 2001 - President Bush said he had a vision for peace in the Middle East that includes a Palestinian state set up on the biblical heartland of Israel. It was the first time an American president had outlined as policy the creation of a Palestinian state. On the same day, the first anthrax case in 25 years broke out. The cases increased and ended up costing the U.S. government billions of dollars along with the destabilization of government offices for a few months.

November 2001 - On November 10, President Bush tells the United Nations General Assembly: "We're working toward a day when two states - Israel and Palestine - live peacefully together..." In the same month, US energy giant Enron reports a $638 million loss and a $1.2 billion reduction in shareholder equity. It announces an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. On December 2, Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announces more than 4000 layoffs - the biggest corporate fraud scandal to ever hit the United States.

June 24-25, 2002 - President Bush delivers his much anticipated policy speech on the Middle East which, while recognizing the more fundamental flaws on the Palestinian Arab side, once again affirms the president's belief that a Palestinian state must be created on the heartland of Israel. On June 25, in the second corporate bombshell to hit the United States in the last six months, the US telecom giant WorldCom teeters on the brink of bankruptcy after disclosing it disguised nearly $4 billion of expenses as capital expenditures to appear more profitable. On July 2, President Bush's home state of Texas suffers severe flooding, with losses from the disaster expected to reach $1 billion. Nine people have so far been reported killed, over 48,000 homes have been affected and 24 counties in the state are declared disaster areas.

May 3-4, 2003- On Saturday, May 3, U.S. Secretary of State Colin told Syrian President Bashar Assad that the U.S. commitment to Middle East peace "would include Syria and Lebanon, and would include the Golan Heights," particularly sensitive issue for Syria.  On Sunday, May 4, it was reported that Secretary Powell is expected to visit Israel on Saturday for talks about implementing the Road Map peace plan, an Israeli Foreign Ministry official said.  Also on Sunday a deadly swarm of tornadoes ripped through eastern Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee, killing at least 38 people and doing extensive damage to homes and buildings. It was "the most devastating series of tornadoes we've ever had in the state of Missouri," Gov. Bob Holden said after walking the rubble-strewn streets of Pierce City, where eight of the missing were from.

Sept 21, 2004-Bush speech at UN said, “Israel should impose a settlement freeze, dismantle unauthorized outposts, end the daily humiliation of the Palestinian people, and avoid any actions that prejudice final negotiations.” Same day Hurricane Jeanne hits Florida, on Yom Kippur. It was the seventh and deadliest of the season causing $6.8 million in damage.

August 17-22, 2005- President George Bush supported Israeli Prime Minister Sharon’s plan to withdraw Israeli’s from Gaza as a step to fulfilling the Quartet’s Roadmap to Peace. The process was one of the most chaotic events in modern Jewish history. Nearly 9,000 Israelis were forcibly ripped from their homes and their farms. Women and children were man-handled, synagogues violated, Torah scrolls desecrated, houses bulldozed, graves dug up, and farms destroyed. The economic impact on Israel was overwhelming. The very next morning on August 22, a tropical depression formed which would become Hurricane Katrina.  It quickly developed into the most powerful hurricane in modern history, slamming into New Orleans on August the 27th. It disrupted 25% of crude oil production, and destroyed the largest port in this nation and the fifth largest in the world.

November 27, 2007- Annapolis Conference where the two-state solution was first articulated and agreed upon.  America’s economic downturn began after this conference.

May 19 and 22, 2011- President Obama gave speeches outlining the administration’s for Israel to pull back to its pre-1967 borders which would leave Israel defenseless and it would divide Jerusalem. Seven hours after that speech, Joplin, Missouri was struck by an F5 tornado that tore a path through the middle of the city—dividing it.

August 17, 2011- President Barak Obama demands Israel apologize to Turkey for the flotilla mishap.  Hurricane Irene slams the eastern seaboard of the United States days later as the fifth costliest storm.

September 11, 2012- President Obama told Israel that it was on its own in fighting Iran and the United States would not be there for them. He also refused to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu in an act of humiliation. On September 11, Muslim terrorists attacked the UN Embassy in Egypt and the consulate in Libya killing the ambassador to Libya. They destroyed the US compound in Egypt, tore down the American flag and replaced it with the Muslim Brotherhood flag. Moody’s also threatened to downgrade the US credit rating.

October 25-27, 2012- President Obama formally endorses gay marriage for Washington state, Maine, and Maryland. Frankenstorm Hurricane-Cyclone Sandy threatens US and a 7.7 earthquake strikes just north of Washington state.

Hated by all Nations

How Obama's LGBT Executive Order Endangers Religious Liberty

07/22/2014 19:15
President Barack Obama signs an Executive Order to protect LGBT employees from workplace discrimination while in the East Room at the White House in Washington Monday. (Reuters/Larry Downing ) President Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on...

Top UK judge: 'Law may discriminate against Christians'

06/20/2014 18:31
The UK's most senior female judge has admitted that the law may be discriminatory against Christians, highlighting the case of the Christian B&B owners who were condemned for turning away a gay couple – a case she herself ruled on. Cornish hoteliers Peter and Hazelmary Bull were found guilty...

Missouri High School Agrees to Limit Religious Activities

06/18/2014 21:47
A mid-Missouri high school has been ordered to restrict some religious activities at schools and to rewrite its handbook as part of a settlement of a complaint filed by a secular organization. The decree settles a federal court complaint filed in November against the Fayette school district...

Evangelical Iranian Pastor Says 99% of Christians Have Left Mosul

06/18/2014 21:19
Iraqi Christians came under fire again as the bloody campaign of Islamic militants spilled over from Syria into Iraq’s northern cities last week. An estimated 10,000 fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (the Levant), also known as ISIS and ISIL, advanced rapidly on Mosul and other...

Rick Warren: Pastors May Have to Go to Jail in Defense of Religious Liberty

06/17/2014 07:51
BALTIMORE — With religious liberty under assault on multiple fronts, there may come a point in which pastors have to go to jail to defend their freedom, Pastor Rick Warren told The Christian Post. Religious Freedom Is the New Civil Rights Issue, Samuel Rodriguez and Rick Warren Say Comparing the...

VA hospital orders Christian symbols to be covered inside its chapel

06/04/2014 22:16
I may have figured out why the Department of Veterans Affairs had such difficulty finding time to treat patients. It’s because it was working overtime to give its chapels a religiously neutral makeover. But as VA officials in Iron Mountain, Mich., learned, one man’s renovation is another man’s...

Argentina´s fight to hold onto religious freedom

06/01/2014 09:22
An Argentinian pastor subjected to death threats says his country is facing a fight to retain its religious freedom. Marcelo Nieva, 34, leader of Pueblo Grande Baptist Church in Río Tercero, a city in Argentina´s central Cordoba region, says the pressure on his church has increased following the...

Irish Pastor Under ‘Hate Crime’ Investigation for Sermon Against Islam

05/31/2014 17:40
BELFAST, Northern Ireland – A 75-year-old Irish preacher was subjected to a police probe after he condemned Islam in a sermon and was accused of ‘hate mongering.’ James McConnell, pastor of the Whitewell Metropolitan Church in North Belfast, Ireland, discussed the religion of Islam during an...

Southern Baptist Report Shows Decline in Membership

05/29/2014 21:54
The membership of the Southern Baptist Convention has declined among their churches for the seventh straight year, according to a LifeWay Christian Resources annual report. The total membership of the SBC stood at 15.7 million at the end of last year, down from nearly 15.9 million in 2012, the...

The new orthodoxy that doesn't tolerate Christians

05/24/2014 07:53
John Stonestreet regrets the new orthodoxy that doesn't allow any room for alternative voices on marriage. The speaker and fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview writes in a new commentary on the BreakPoint website that Barack Obama's decision to support gay marriage opened...
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