January 01, 2010

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2010 Could Be Pivotal Year for Israel Danny Ayalon, former Ambassador of Israel to the United States and now the Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel, said: There is this perception that Israel is occupying stolen land and that the Palestinians are the only party with national, legal and historic rights to it. Not only is this morally and factually incorrect, but the more this narrative is being accepted, the less likely the Palestinians feel the need to come to the negotiating table. Statements like these … are not only incorrect; they push a negotiated solution further away. God says: “I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will most assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.” - Jeremiah 32:40 The Jerusalem Connection says: The fact of the matter is the Palestinians do not want a negotiated solution, unless of course, that would mean the total annihilation of the modern state of Israel – which is not going to happen. Not only does Israel have Biblical guarantees to the land but it has been established by international law as well. 2010 could be a pivotal year in Israel’s relationship to the Hamas and Hezbollah Jihadists that are sponsored by Iran. Due to the timid appeasement policies of the U.S., it appears it is just a matter of time before Israel is forced to eliminate the existential threat posed by Iran. Hopefully the defeat of the Jihadists on Israel’s northern and southern borders will soon follow.
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Volcano erupts in Congo Africa’s most active volcano, Mount Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted early Saturday, spewing lava off its southern flank, the Congolese Wildlife Authority reported. Rangers in Virunga National Park reported hearing a loud explosion at 3:45 a.m. and then seeing lava flowing from the crater of the 10,333-foot volcano. “I first thought (it) was the sound of war. I thought there was fighting again near our park station,” said Innocent Mburanumwe, warden for the southern sector of Virunga National Park. “Then I saw the mountain was on fire with sparks flying. We could see that we were not in immediate danger here at Rumangabo, but there are many people who live to the south of the volcano, where the lava is heading as I speak.” Nyamuragira is 15 miles (25 kilometers) north of the city of Goma and its 600,000 residents, but Mburanumwe said in a blog posting that lava flows from the mountain were unlikely to threaten human populations. Lava flows from another park volcano, Nyiragongo, destroyed parts of Goma in 2002. The wildlife authority said the Nyamuragira eruption was likely to destroy habitat for 40 chimpanzees on the volcano’s lower slopes. Virunga National Park is also home to 200 endangered mountain gorillas, but they live on the slopes of the Mikena volcano to the east of Nyamuragira. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History calls Nyamuragira the continent’s most active volcano, with 42 eruptions since 1885. Its most recent eruption ended in December 2006.

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