BREAKING NEWS! By an overwhelming 80% margin, the United Church of Christ just voted to divest from Israel’s nearly 50 year occupation of Palestine, and to boycott products made in settlements.

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BREAKING NEWS!

 *This is huge.*

 [It sure is! So many Christians have sincerely believed that God gave the Jews the land now called Israel/Palestine as “the Promised Land” and felt they were in alignment with God by supporting Israel. –Nancy]

By an overwhelming 80% margin, the United Church of Christ just voted to divest from Israel’s nearly 50 year occupation of Palestine, and to boycott products made in settlements. This vote by the UCC, which represents almost one million Christians, sends a clear message: faith communities are standing up, speaking out, and taking action for peace and justice.

If you’d told me last year that over 80% of UCC delegates would vote to divest from the occupation, I’d have said that was impossible. But that’s what happened–thanks to the courage of UCC leaders and the growing grassroots interfaith movement we’re building together.

 Please click here to thank them:

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 We know the backlash will be fierce, and we can’t afford to be complacent. Our opponents will say that divestment harms interfaith relationships — but we know that’s not true. Supporting each other to align our values and actions is the very heart of what interfaith relationships should be. Let’s make our voices heard, and show that we support this historic decision of our brothers and sisters in the UCC.

 I’m in absolute awe of the people I’ve met here in Cleveland: the UCC-Palestine-Israel Network who organized their own communities for divestment, and the brave UCC delegates who debated how to best turn their belief that the occupation is unjust into concrete action that can support those living under it. Their moral clarity, and their commitment to turn their faith into action were like nothing I’d ever seen before.

 Together, we worked to elevate the voices of Palestinians, and act for justice, like our faith traditions teach us. Why? The UCC-Palestine-Israel Network said it best:  the days of praying for peace and paying for occupation are over. The time for action is now — and taking action is exactly what the UCC did today.

Last year, we strategized, talked, and prayed with our allies in the Presbyterian Church as they aligned their values with their investments by divesting from Israel.

This week, we did the same, and now another major religious body has made it clear that they won’t profit from the persecution of Palestinians.

 Some people say that progress is impossible. Some people say that the Israel lobby is too powerful. Today, we stood with the United Church of Christ, and we proved those people are wrong.

 Onward,

 Ilana Rossoff

Midwest Regional Organizer

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WHY DOES THE WORLD NEED TO SIGN A PETITION THAT WILL END THE TRUTH EMBARGO? BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD HAVE BEEN LIED TO!

WHY DOES THE WORLD NEED TO SIGN A PETITION THAT

WILL END THE TRUTH EMBARGO?

BECAUSE THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD HAVE BEEN LIED TO!

 Lies

HERE IS ONE EXAMPLE … AN EXAMPLE THAT HAS COST MILLIONS OF LIVES & FOR WHICH AMERICANS HAVE UNKNOWINGLY SUPPORTED WITH THEIR TAX DOLLARS.

“The U.S. provides Israel $8.5 million* in military aid each day,
while it gives the Palestinians $0** in military aid.”

…. It has now been admitted in Israel by scholars that they have no ancient Hebrew Blood, but are Khazarians. This new peer-reviewed genetic discovery from advanced genome research conducted at John Hopkins by a Medical Doctor (who just happens to be Judaic) is referred to as the “Genome Factor” and is a major game changer directly motivating Israel to seek another homeland such as in the Ukraine which is where they originally came from.

EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS THE INALIENABLE RIGHT TO KNOW TRUTH!

FOR YOUR OWN SAKE, GO TO

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/support-congressional-hearings-governmentagencypolitical-witnesses-extraterrestrial-related-events/zYx1VkvD

AND SIGN THE PETITION.

 YOUR LIFE & THAT OF YOUR FAMILY IS IMPACTED DAILY

BY THIS ONE LIE!

 ONCE THE TRUTH EMBARGO IS ENDED, MANY LIES WILL COME

INTO THE LIGHT!

LIVING WITH TRUTH WILL ALLOW US TO CREATE THE GOLDEN AGE

ON EARTH!

 

President Obama just did something that is absolutely remarkable!

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President Obama just did something that is absolutely remarkable!

 peace in Palestine

His administration placed a hold on the transfer of Hellfire missiles to Israel,

making clear that routine military shipments to Israel will now come under scrutiny.

 

*Unless we thank him in massive numbers, the President could yield to intense

pressure to reverse his decision. ***Sign this Thank You petition now*

http://bit.ly/ObamaThankYou ** to make sure pro-peace supporters outnumber the

pro-war voices.*

 

According to a senior White House official in the Wall Street Journal, this decision

means “the United States is saying ‘The buck stops here…It’s not OK anymore.”

 

*This is the kind of backbone we have been waiting for, and we simply must overwhelm

the hawkish voices to show President Obama that we support him.*

 

The US currently writes a blank check to Israel for 3 billion dollars a year in

unrestricted military aid. Israel has used these tax dollars to utterly devastate

Gaza over the last five weeks, killing over 2000 Palestinians, and creating a

massive humanitarian disaster the scale of which we are still struggling to

comprehend. 16,800 homes have been partially or completely destroyed, 450,000

Palestinians are displaced, and food, electricity, and water are all in dangerously

short supply.

 

*The Obama administration’s move yesterday signals a very important first step

toward what we really need: an end to US funding for Israel’s ceaseless war on

Palestinian civilians.* But we can’t get there if we don’t back this win.

 

*Sign this petition and help us reach 18,000 by Tuesday: http://bit.ly/ObamaThankYou** If we reach our goal, we will hand-deliver your petition to one of the President’s senior advisors.*

 

*Click here to thank Obama: http://bit.ly/ObamaThankYou.

 

We know that the pro-war forces have already flooded the Obama Administration with

angry emails and calls. We know about the unconditional support Israel has in

Congress for this one-sided war on Gaza.

 

Obama is not the first president to hold up arms shipments to Israel–both Ford and

Reagan halted shipments for periods during their administrations. But it didn’t

last. *This time, we need the Obama Administration to hear that we cannot go back to

business as usual. *

 

Sign this petition and send it to everyone you know who agrees.

 

*Click here to thank Obama [ http://bit.ly/ObamaThankYou ]**-let’s show him the

world supports a sane foreign policy that values all lives.*

 

Best,

Stefanie Fox

 

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JEWS & ARABS REFUSE TO BE ENEMIES – PHOTOS

JEWS & ARABS REFUSE TO BE ENEMIES – PHOTOS

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We forgivePeace Demonstration in Tel Aviv.

In the middle of the space, they made a circle of candles, writing the word FORGIVENESS in Hebrew and Arabic and putting pictures of Israeli young soldiers and Palestinian children who were killed.
#makepeace #forgiveone

We refuse to be enemies: a Vision Camp in Israel/Palestine. July 23rd-29th
#JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

OPEN LETTER BY 50 ISRAELI ARMY RESERVISTS ON WHY THEY REFUSE TO FIGHT IN GAZA

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OPEN LETTER BY 50 ISRAELI ARMY RESERVISTS ON WHY THEY REFUSE TO FIGHT IN GAZA

Fifty reservists express opposition to the Israeli military apparatus, the war in Gaza and the conscription law.

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July 24, 2014  Whenever the Israeli army drafts the reserves—which are made up of ex-soldiers—there are dissenters, resisters, and AWOLers among the troops called to war. Now that Israel has sent troops to Gaza again and reserves are being summoned to service, dozens are refusing to take part.

[Reservists have set up their own website:  http://www.lo-meshartot.org/dont-serve/%5D

READ MORE:  http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/open-letter-50-israeli-army-reservists-why-they-refuse-fight-gaza?page=0%2C1&paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

It seems the Reservists website has been taken down, so I am posting the entire article here.

We are more than 50 Israelis who were once soldiers and now declare our refusal to be part of the reserves. We oppose the Israeli Army and the conscription law. Partly, that’s because we revile the current military operation. But most of the signers below are women and would not have fought in combat. For us, the army is flawed for reasons far broader than “Operation Protective Edge,” or even the occupation. We rue the militarization of Israel and the army’s discriminatory policies.

One example is the way women are often relegated to low-ranking secretarial positions. Another is the screening system that discriminates against Mizrachi (Jews whose families originate in Arab countries) by keeping them from being fairly represented inside the army’s most prestigious units. In Israeli society, one’s unit and position determine much of one’s professional path in the civilian afterlife.

To us, the current military operation and the way militarization affects Israeli society are inseparable. In Israel, war is not merely politics by other means—it replaces politics. Israel is no longer able to think about a solution to a political conflict except in terms of physical might; no wonder it is prone to never-ending cycles of mortal violence. And when the cannons fire, no criticism may be heard.

This petition, long in the making, has a special urgency because of the brutal military operation now taking place in our name. And although combat soldiers are generally the ones prosecuting today’s war, their work would not be possible without the many administrative roles in which most of us served. So if there is a reason to oppose combat operations in Gaza, there is also a reason to oppose the Israeli military apparatus as a whole. That is the message of this petition:

*      *      *

We were soldiers in a wide variety of units and positions in the Israeli military—a fact we now regret, because, in our service, we found that troops who operate in the occupied territories aren’t the only ones enforcing the mechanisms of control over Palestinian lives. In truth, the entire military is implicated. For that reason, we now refuse to participate in our reserve duties, and we support all those who resist being called to service.

The Israeli Army, a fundamental part of Israelis’ lives, is also the power that rules over the Palestinians living in the territories occupied in 1967. As long as it exists in its current structure, its language and mindset control us: We divide the world into good and evil according to the military’s categories; the military serves as the leading authority on who is valued more and who less in society—who is more responsible for the occupation, who is allowed to vocalize their resistance to it and who isn’t, and how they are allowed to do it. The military plays a central role in every action plan and proposal discussed in the national conversation, which explains the absence of any real argument about non-military solutions to the conflicts Israel has been locked in with its neighbors.

The Palestinian residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip are deprived of civil rights and human rights. They live under a different legal system from their Jewish neighbors. This is not exclusively the fault of soldiers who operate in these territories. Those troops are, therefore, not the only ones obligated to refuse. Many of us served in logistical and bureaucratic support roles; there, we found that the entire military helps implement the oppression of the Palestinians.

Many soldiers who serve in non-combat roles decline to resist because they believe their actions, often routine and banal, are remote from the violent results elsewhere. And actions that aren’t banal—for example, decisions about the life or death of Palestinians made in offices many kilometers away from the West Bank—are classified, and so it’s difficult to have a public debate about them. Unfortunately, we did not always refuse to perform the tasks we were charged with, and in that way we, too, contributed to the violent actions of the military.

During our time in the army, we witnessed (or participated in) the military’s discriminatory behavior: the structural discrimination against women, which begins with the initial screening and assignment of roles; the sexual harassment that was a daily reality for some of us; the immigration absorption centers that depend on uniformed military assistance. Some of us also saw firsthand how the bureaucracy deliberately funnels technical students into technical positions, without giving them the opportunity to serve in other roles. We were placed into training courses among people who looked and sounded like us, rather than the mixing and socializing that the army claims to do.

The military tries to present itself as an institution that enables social mobility—a stepping-stone into Israeli society. In reality, it perpetuates segregation. We believe it is not accidental that those who come from middle- and high- income families land in elite intelligence units, and from there often go to work for high-paying technology companies. We think it is not accidental that when soldiers from a firearm maintenance or quartermaster unit desert or leave the military, often driven by the need to financially support their families, they are called “draft-dodgers.” The military enshrines an image of the “good Israeli,” who in reality derives his power by subjugating others. The central place of the military in Israeli society, and this ideal image it creates, work together to erase the cultures and struggles of the Mizrachi, Ethiopians, Palestinians, Russians, Druze, the Ultra-Orthodox, Bedouins, and women.

We all participated, on one level or another, in this ideology and took part in the game of the “good Israeli” that serves the military loyally. Mostly our service did advance our positions in universities and the labor market. We made connections and benefited from the warm embrace of the Israeli consensus. But for the above reasons, these benefits were not worth the costs.

By law, some of us are still registered as part of the reserved forces (others have managed to win exemptions or have been granted them upon their release), and the military keeps our names and personal information, as well as the legal option to order us to “service.” But we will not participate—in any way.

There are many reasons people refuse to serve in the Israeli Army. Even we have differences in background and motivation about why we’ve written this letter. Nevertheless, against attacks on those who resist conscription, we support the resisters: the high school students who wrote a refusal declaration letter, the Ultra orthodox protesting the new conscription law, the Druze refusers, and all those whose conscience, personal situation, or economic well-being do not allow them to serve. Under the guise of a conversation about equality, these people are forced to pay the price. No more.

Yael Even Or

Efrat Even Tzur

Tal Aberman

Klil Agassi

Ofri Ilany

Eran Efrati

Dalit Baum

Roi Basha

Liat Bolzman

Lior Ben-Eliahu

Peleg Bar-Sapir

Moran Barir

Yotam Gidron

Maya Guttman

Gal Gvili

Namer Golan

Nirith Ben Horin

Uri Gordon

Yonatan N. Gez

Bosmat Gal

Or Glicklich

Erez Garnai

Diana Dolev

Sharon Dolev

Ariel Handel

Shira Hertzanu

Erez Wohl

Imri Havivi

Gal Chen

Shir Cohen

Gal Katz

Menachem Livne

Amir Livne Bar-on

Gilad Liberman

Dafna Lichtman

Yael Meiry

Amit Meyer

Maya Michaeli

Orian Michaeli

Shira Makin

Chen Misgav

Naama Nagar

Inbal Sinai

Kela Sappir

Shachaf Polakow

Avner Fitterman

Tom Pessah

Nadav Frankovitz

Tamar Kedem

Amnon Keren

Eyal Rozenberg

Guy Ron-Gilboa

Noa Shauer

Avi Shavit

Jen Shuka

Chen Tamir

The petition for Israeli soldiers and reservists is located at Lo-Meshartot.org.

JULY 25 – A DAY OUT OF TIME – MAY A NEW CYCLE OF PEACE FOR PALESTINE/ISRAEL BEGIN TODAY!

JULY 25 – A DAY OUT OF TIME – MAY A NEW CYCLE OF PEACE

FOR PALESTINE/ISRAEL

BEGIN TODAY!

 “According to the Galactic Calendars that were kept by the Mayans and other advanced races on Earth, the “natural” New Year of the Planet is on 26th of July. Because the more traditional calendars do not keep accurate time in synchronization with Galactic cycles, the 25th of July is designated as the “Day out of Time” when the Earth realigns with Galactic time in preparation for the New Cycle of Ascension and Creation. This is a magical day filled with Joy and Creativity and Magic as the New Energy is birthed.”

http://www.starchildglobal.com/ChannelAAMJuly2014.html

 New cycle

For the Palestinians, beginning a new cycle today involves massive demonstrations for peace and justice. The news media calls this demonstration a “protest,” however, as we view it from our heart center, it is a demand for the rights that were granted to every human being at creation.

According to Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post – July 24, 2014 –  http://tinyurl.com/oywes7w: “Amid the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza, the West Bank has risen.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched with President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement from the West Bank city of Ramallah toward Jerusalem to protest Israel’s war on Hamas in Gaza, which has claimed the lives of nearly 800 Palestinians, many of them civilians.  The protest appears to be the largest mass demonstration since the 1980s.”

Palestinians and Jews desire what every human being wants: freedom from fear and violence, justice and equality, and an environment is which they may thrive.

On this Galactic Day Out of Time, may we enfold the entire region of Palestine/Israel with Love … with Peaceful Energy … with the knowledge “There is a Greater Plan unfolding.”

MAY A NEW CYCLE OF PEACE BEGIN TODAY!

LET’S MAKE THE SUFFERING IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL COUNT FOR THE EMERGENCE OF PEACE! IT WILL TAKE ALL OF US WORKING TOGETHER!

LET’S MAKE THE SUFFERING IN PALESTINE/ISRAEL COUNT

FOR

THE EMERGENCE OF PEACE!

IT WILL TAKE ALL OF US WORKING TOGETHER!

Nancy & Twin Flame, Uriel

 love

FOOD FOR SERIOUS THOUGHT – Since “all things work together for good,” could one facet of Good coming from the crisis in Israel/Palestine be that we seek the hidden wisdom within the biblical story? Think about it … the I AM THAT I AM dwells within each of us, thus there can be no Chosen People or Promised Land in the literal sense of the words.

A literal interpretation of the Bible has resulted in much bloodshed. Yet, when we search for the hidden wisdom with open minds, there is much Truth hidden beneath the surface words.

In the words of Geoffrey Hodson, in his book HIDDEN WISDOM IN THE BIBLE: “… the fact that the divinity in all human beings is one and the same. When the spiritual unity between all members of the human race is recognized, aggressive competition, organized crime and wars of conquest become impossibilities.” (page xiv)

Is this a time in which we are to transform our acceptance of the literal concepts found within all religions into the knowledge of the hidden wisdom within these concepts? Can we all come together in unity and reach an understanding that will end all wars?

I know we can, IF WE WILL!

A PICTORIAL COMMENTARY ON THE MIDDLE EAST

This document is a portion of my graduate work in a seminar that included a 3 week Study tour of the Middle East.  Sadly, this document is not out of date … you can learn much from it that still relates to present day events.

I strongly suggest studying the entire document, but if you feel pressured for time, the 4th volume is the most important and explains the metaphysical hidden wisdom behind the biblical story of the Promised Land.

“The Bible tells the story of the Jews—those who in their highest aspect symbolize divine ideas or spiritual consciousness. The story is NOT A RACIAL ONE, it is the metaphysical story of all humanity attempting to maintain a spiritual consciousness and failing to do so….

IN THE BIBLE, WE ARE ALL TO BE JEWS REGARDLESS OF OUR RACE OR ETHNICITY!

THE PICTORIAL COMMENTARY MAY BE FOUND AT:
http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/photoalbum/index.htm