The European Union and Germany launched the East Jerusalem Tourism Development Programme and inaugurated the Tourism Development Hub in East Jerusalem. The East Jerusalem Tourism Development Programme is the first joint project between the EU and Germany in the framework of the East Jerusalem programme. It aims at maintaining the Palestinian identity of the city and supporting the tourism sector in East Jerusalem, against the backdrop of a worrying trend of increasing hardship for Palestinian life and economic activity in this part of the city.
“This new programme is full of innovative and creative concepts to revive the sector,’’
said the European Union Representative, Sven Kühn Von Burgsdorff.
’Our joint work as Europeans reflects once again the clear and united position of the EU and its member states with regard to East Jerusalem. For us, East Jerusalem is part of the occupied Palestinian territory and the status of Jerusalem as the future capital for the two states should always be respected and protected.’’
As one commentator put it
“The decision by the European Union (EU) and Germany to launch the East Jerusalem Tourism Development Programme is in reality a blatant attempt by them to see Jerusalem divided by creating political facts on the ground under the guise of helping promote tourism in East Jerusalem.”
Notice how the EU representative says
“For us, East Jerusalem is part of the occupied Palestinian territory.”
They want it to be part of a future Palestinian State.
The Bible says that all nations will be gathered to Jerusalem to battle. Jerusalem is going to become like an intoxicating drink that drives the surrounding people mad. The EU is fermenting this drink….
“2 behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of reeling unto all the peoples round about, and upon Judah also shall it be in the siege against Jerusalem. 3 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all the peoples; all that burden themselves with it shall be sore wounded; and all the nations of the earth shall be gathered together against it.” (Zec 12:2-3 ASV)
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The equalities minister of Spain, Irene Montero, has proposed the creation of a mandatory register of healthcare professionals who are conscientious objectors. This already exists for euthanasia.
The General Council of Official Medical Colleges (CGCOM) has declared that
“Forcing the conscience of physicians in order to expand the number of physicians available in all communities is, in addition to being unconstitutional, a bad solution, which from the perspective of the medical profession would be considered unacceptable, illegal, and unjust.”
Irene Montero, would like to see abortion decriminalised and says that
“the right of physicians to conscientious objection cannot be above women’s right to decide.”
Lebanon was in mourning on October 15, 2021, for seven victims of armed clashes in Beirut, including a 24-year-old woman who was hit by a stray bullet while sitting at home. The hours of sustained gunfire between rival militias raised the spectre of a new civil war and prompted Michel Aoun, the president, to say it was
“unacceptable that weapons are once more the means of communication among Lebanese rivals”,
referring to the 15-year civil war that ended in 1990.
The violence began during a protest by Shia Muslims against the investigation into last year’s port explosion. An unidentified rooftop sniper opened fire on a crowd of hundreds of supporters of the militant group Hezbollah and its political allies as they gathered in front of the Palais de Justice, Beirut’s central court, shortly after 11am. Fighters from Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran, were then involved in sustained exchanges of gunfire — using AK-47s, heavy machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades.
Lebanon is in crisis and many say on the brink of collapse. Bordering Syria to its north and east, and Israel to its south, Lebanon occupies a critical space in the Eastern Mediterranean. Its collapse would risk spilling over into surrounding areas. It has a number of massive problems. There has been the vast refugee population from Syria. A permanent Palestinian refugee presence. The government is fragile and on the brink of another collapse. Hezbollah (terrorist group) are in that government. Fuel shortages this week shut down its main power stations. And civil war looms again.
In Isaiah 2 which speaks of the ”day of the Lord” coming on the world – the first nation mentioned is…Lebanon. The collapse of Lebanon could be the starting gun for Armageddon….
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A song about taking refuge in God when you feel like running away from God or the situation you find yourself in.
Today many people all over the world are in difficulties. In the East, there are lots of brothers and sisters in Christ who have to keep their faith quiet or have to be very prudent to speak about God and His son Jesus. As brothers and sisters in Christ we welcomed many refugees and took them up in our ecclesial, where they share the Word of God and can feel safe.
In this morning service we paid attention to the way we can let others come into our life and into our community, but how God does such greeting work much better than any human being. He opens His heart for everybody without any consideration. He is willing to receive all those who want to become under Christ and to accept and adopt them as children of Him.
Holy Overshadowing – Live – Christian Worship song by Graham Kendrick (UK Worship Leader)
O spread Your wings of mercy over me
And guard my heart with true humility
No shadow of the darkness pressing in
Only the holy overshadowing
Underneath Your wings, overshadowing
No refuge will I seek but God alone
No hiding place save only at Your throne
Only the cross, the blood to wash my sin
Only the holy overshadowing
Underneath Your wings,
You are my shield, and my glory
You are the lifter of my head
And though the storms may rage around me
I’ll be safe within
Beneath the holy overshadowing
No burden on my back too hard to bear
Only the easy load
You bid me wear
Until these troubles pass,
my heart will sing
Praise for the holy overshadowing
Underneath Your wings,
Underneath Your wings
Ben Trigg © 2013 http://www.bentrigg.co.uk & Graham Kendrick
© 2013 Make Way Music. http://www.grahamkendrick.co.uk
Find also to read: Morning service of 2021 October 17: Adopted children
Both the EU and Britain agreed that keeping the Northern Ireland/Ireland border open was essential to preserving the 1998 peace deal that ended three decades of sectarian violence, but argued over how to do this after Brexit.
The special arrangement, set out in a protocol, left British-ruled Northern Ireland inside the EU single market for goods, meaning it follows the rules of the bloc in this area, in particular for animal products such as meat and dairy.
As a consequence, paperwork and checks are required for certain goods entering Northern Ireland from mainland Britain, to prevent it becoming a backdoor for British goods such as sausages getting into the EU without checks.
The Northern Irish Assembly can vote after four years on whether to retain the protocol. If a simple majority votes against, it would cease to apply after a further two years.
Pro-British unionists say the protocol undermines peace by dividing them from the rest of the UK with an effective border in the Irish Sea. The discontent helped fuel the worst violence in the region for years in March and April, though there has been little such turmoil since.
At the continent, consumers in the European Union can only hope that this time the leaders of European law will stand their ground and do everything in their power to preserve and fulfil the agreements they have previously obtained.
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Brussels 13.10.2021 The UK Brexit Minister Lord Frost has proposed plans for an entirely new protocol to replace the existing Northern Ireland Protocol. In a speech to diplomats in Portugal on Tuesday, October 12, he described his new legal text as “a better way forward”.
The protocol is the special Brexit deal agreed for Northern Ireland to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland. Unionists argue it undermines Northern Ireland’s constitutional position in the UK and creates a trade barrier.
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France has labelled Britain an American “vassal” and denounced Australia for “treason” over its decision to cancel a €56 billion deal to buy 12 French diesel-electric submarines.
The Australian government has opted instead for more sophisticated nuclear-powered submarines from Britain and America; a move described by a furious Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French foreign minister, as a “stab in the back”. Le Drian announced on Friday that he was recalling France’s ambassadors to Australia and the US in protest, an extraordinary step among such close allies and a sign of the Macron government’s displeasure at having been given only a few hours’ warning of the change, made public on Wednesday.
Clément Beaune, France’s outspoken Europe minister, turned his fire on the UK.
“Our British friends explained to us that they were leaving the EU to create Global Britain. As you can see, it is a return to the American fold and accepting a form of vassal status,”
he told Public Sénat, a state television station.
Andy Walton in his Weekly World Watch comments:
Even though Britain could have forged this new agreement with the UK and Australia before Brexit it is highly unlikely they would have done so. Before Brexit, Britain was in the EU and would have been obligated to tell their partners of something like this. But post Brexit, Britain is looking to become a global power again and forge closer ties with the wider world outside Europe. This has incensed the French as this new nuclear submarine deal cancels their own deal with Australia costing France billions. Again with Bible in hand we see how this fits with Bible prophecy. Britain is NOT part of the EU alliance of nations (political Babel / Babylon) that come together under the false religion of Rome (spiritual Babylon).
Brother John Thomas understood this 150+ years ago!
Britain is not included in the ten toes. She is reserved of God to antagonize Russia” and “The ten toes belong to the image as a united dominion; hence Britain cannot be included among them. (Elpis Israel – written by John Thomas)
the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, (Daniel 2:42)
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