If anyone wonders why Islamists are beheading western journalists and occupying Iraq and Syria, while carefully avoiding Israeli targets, this will explain a lot. It will also explain Israel’s approach which is to weaken central power in Syria, so that the Golan region closest to the border will become a protectorate, as was southern Lebanon until Israel’s withdrawal in 2000. Having Syrian rebels under Israeli sponsorship ruling the Syrian Golan will be much more conducive to maintaining Israel control and occupation for years to come.
Jerusalem court allows Jewish services in Temple Mount in dangerous historic ruling ~ link ~ Israeli court 'gives the finger' to world peace! Stirling
In a landmark ruling on Monday the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has seemingly allowed Jews to pray on Temple Mount – a highly divisive issue that was one of the catalysts for the Second Palestinian Intifada.
The ruling is a victory for Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a hardline Jewish activist, who brought an action against the Israeli police for banning him from visiting the site for two years. Glick was banned from visiting Temple Mount between 2011 and 2013, after a Channel 10 broadcast showed him uttering a Jewish prayer on the sacred site. Last year, Glick was also seriously wounded in an assassination attempt by a Palestinian extremist.
Temple Mount is of extreme religious importance to both Judaism and Islam and is also significant to Christianity.
Is America the new Roman Empire awaiting its fall ~ link ~
Just like the U.S. in 2015, the ancient Roman Empire was very powerful culturally, militarily, economically, and politically. It had a little of everything and is still to this day considered one of the biggest empires in world history. However at one point the Roman Empire fell, and when it did it fell hard.
One of the top reasons the Roman Empire fell was that “constant wars and overspending had significantly lightened imperial coffers, and oppressive taxation and inflation had widened the gap between rich and poor.”, as Evan Andrews wrote in a report posted at History.com. This is exactly what is happening with the U.S. today as we have been inundated with endless wars in the middle-east now for decades. These endless wars make the powers-that-be rich as they funnel appropriated taxpayer funds, and even funds from the black budget, into their private corporations which manufacture related products such as smartbombs, tanks, fighter jets, drones, night-vision, body-scanners, and other equipment.